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Sage Karam Moving to APR for Part-Time Schedule

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Sage Karam will compete in a part-time NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule for Alpha Prime Racing in 2022, he tweeted Jan. 6. “I’m extremely grateful for the opportunities that 2021 provided and am equally as excited to join Alpha Prime Racing for 2022,” Karam said in a team release. “I can’t thank (team co-owner) Tommy Joe …

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Ryan Preece Joins SHR as Reserve Driver

Ryan Preece celebrates his first NASCAR Truck win with a woohoo, holding up the guitar at Nashville. Red Hunt Brother Pizza firesuit. NKP

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Ryan Preece has joined Stewart-Haas Racing as a reserve driver in 2022, SHR announced Jan. 6. As part of the arrangement, Preece will fill in for SHR’s drivers in the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series on an as-needed basis due to absences such as COVID-19 protocol. He’ll also do simulator work for the team. Additionally, …

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Noah Gragson Picks Up Luke Lambert as Crew Chief

2021 Xfinity Phoenix Noah Gragson, No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

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Noah Gragson will have a new crew chief in Luke Lambert in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022, JR Motorsports announced Jan. 4. Lambert replaces Dave Elenz, who announced last year that he was moving to Richard Petty Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series. Lambert joins Gragson and the No. 9 from RFK Racing. “I’m …

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Brandon Brown Adds LGBcoin for Full Xfinity Season

Brandon Brown smiles at Nashville Superspeedway NXS, NKP

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Update: According to FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass, NASCAR has not yet approved the scheme. Update- Jan. 2, 2022: Brandonbilt Motorsports issued a statement. “We are very aware and appreciative of the process required to approve sponsors and paint schemes and would not attempt to circumvent that process. Brandonbilt Motorsports submitted our most recent sponsors and …

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Jeb Burton, Anthony Alfredo Join Our for 2022

Jeb Burton smiling at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race, NKP

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Our Motorsports will expand to three full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series teams in 2022, with Jeb Burton and Anthony Alfredo joining the organization. Burton and Alfredo join Brett Moffitt, who will return to Our for a third season. “We are very excited about the plans we have put in place for the 2022 race season,” team …

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2021 NASCAR Top Storylines: Daniel Hemric Ends Drought, Crowned Xfinity Champion

2021 Xfinity Phoenix Daniel Hemric Trophy (Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

(Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

On Nov. 6, 2021, Daniel Hemric had made 119 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts, 50 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, 38 NASCAR Cup Series starts and three playoff appearances. And the 30-year-old Kannapolis, N.C., native had yet to win a race, much less a partridge in a pear tree. It was 2021, and Hemric had …

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2021 NASCAR Top Storylines: New Track, Who Dis?

2021 Nashville Cup Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing pack racing NKP

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This time last year I anxiously awaited the 2021 NASCAR season and looked forward to the new racetracks that were set to run, including the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track, Circuit of the Americas and Nashville Superspeedway. I also was unsure of how the COVID-19 pandemic might affect things, as Auto Club Speedway was already …

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2021 NASCAR Rookie Roundup: How’d the New Guys (& Gal) Do?

Ty Gibbs celebrates in victory lane after winning 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race at Kansas, NKP

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The 2021 season has come to a close, and with it ends the rookie seasons for the newcomers to the sport. All three NASCAR national series saw at least two Rookie of the Year contenders, and in the case of the Xfinity and Camping World Truck series, there were four apiece. With over a dozen …

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