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Entry List: 2021 Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey 200

2019 Watkins Glen NXS Austin Cindric pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to action this weekend at Watkins Glen International after the two-week break. Forty-one cars are entered for 40 spots, barring any changes. With there being no qualifying this weekend, the No. 13 MBM Motorsports Toyota driven by David Starr will not make the race. Road racing ace Michael Munley will …

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Erik Jones Returning to Xfinity at Watkins Glen

Erik Jones stands next to his car before the 2021 spring Darlington Cup race Photo: NKP

Erik Jones (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Erik Jones will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Jordan Anderson Racing, the team announced Aug. 2. Jones will pilot the No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet at Watkins Glen International on Aug. 7. “Total respect to the entire No. 31 team and everyone at the Bommarito Automotive Group, and Chevrolet for what they have …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Auto Racing Be An Olympic Sport?

2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Las Vegas Carl Edwards backflip Nigel Kinrade Autostock

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/Autostock)

Harrison Burton is the latest driver to come up through the Toyota development ranks only to wind up in NASCAR Cup Series racing for a different manufacturer. Should Toyota Racing Development be making more of an effort to keep prospects? Luken Glover: Toyota has followed a motto of quality over quantity several times in the past …

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Eyes On Xfinity: A JGR ‘Star Car’ Should Include Bubba Wallace

Bubba Wallace NASCAR Circuit of the Americas 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

We’re not even seven full months into 2021, so there’s obviously a long time between now and the start of the 2022 NASCAR season. There will obviously be some things that will be different next year. Some are known, such as the Team Penske plans to move Harrison Burton and Austin Cindric into the NASCAR …

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Tommy Joe Martins Fielding Multiple Drivers in Xfinity in 2022

Tommy Joe Martins at 2021 Charlotte Xfinity race

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The owner-driver of the No. 44 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Tommy Joe Martins, will drive a limited schedule in 2022, according to a report on TobyChristie.com. Martins, who has been competing full-time in 2021 for Martins Motorsports, has announced that he will be using the entry to field a handful of drivers in …

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Sage Karam Making Xfinity Debut at Indianapolis

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

Sage Karam will make his NASCAR debut later this year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Jordan Anderson Racing announced July 26. Karam will drive Anderson’s No. 31 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. “It has always been a dream of mine to be able to compete at this level with some of the world’s …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Time for Harrison Burton to Prove People Right

Harrison Burton Road America 2021

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The expectations may be unfair. But racing can be an unfair business at times. That’s just the way it is at times. As last year ended, Harrison Burton may not have been in the Championship 4 of the NASCAR Xfinity Series, but he carried the mantle of a heavy favorite into the offseason. There was …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Almirola Is the Unlikely Hero for SHR in New Hampshire

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last year was a memorable one for Stewart Haas Racing, with Kevin Harvick providing most of the highlights for the team throughout 2020. Nine wins and a boatload of laps led will do that for just about any driver and team. It’s been well documented that 2021 has been far less kind to the SHR …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Christopher Bell Becomes “Mr. Magic” With a Hat Trick Win at New Hampshire

2021 Loudon NXS Christopher Bell woohoo Jared C Tilton Getty

(Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series did not race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2020 as the race was realigned to its Speedway Motorsports sister-track, Kentucky Speedway, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The shift meant that Christopher Bell would retain his Magic Mile crown for another year and when the green flag dropped in Saturday’s Ambetter …

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Justin Allgaier Rides Summer Hot Streak to Runner-Up Finish at Loudon

2021 Loudon NXS Justin Allgaier smile NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As summer enters the dog days, JR Motorsports driver Justin Allgaier is riding a wave that’s seen his No. 7 Chevrolet finish in the top three in four of the last six races, capped off by a runner-up finish to NASCAR Cup Series regular Christopher Bell in the Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200 at New Hampshire …

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