NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Daniel Hemric Claims Pole for Darlington Xfinity Race

2021 Atlanta NXS Daniel Hemric NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Just three races are left in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ regular season and Daniel Hemric is on the pole at Darlington Raceway. The No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing driver currently sits fourth in the driver points standings. Points leader AJ Allmendinger will roll off second with fellow Kaulig Racing teammate Justin Haley in third. JR Motorsports’ …

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NASCAR Mailbox: For Most of the Cup Series, 2022 Starts Now

2021 Phoenix I Cup Austin Dillon Ryan Preece NKP

#3: Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road

When do non-playoff teams start preparing for next year now that they’re not eligible for the championship? Riley H. – Grand Rapids, Mich. About two days ago. Literally as soon as the car arrived back at the shop, most NASCAR Cup Series teams who missed the playoffs likely have focused any and all efforts on …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Ryan Blaney Is the Hero of the Coke Zero 400

Kevin Harvick and Ryan Blaney at Road America, July 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Races at Daytona and Talladega are always about surviving first and making a move for the win second. A driver can’t win without dodging the inevitable late race carnage. Ryan Blaney did both in textbook fashion on Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway, and it resulted in his second consecutive win. It’s a new position …

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Entry List: 2021 Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200

2021 Xfinity Darlington Field NKP

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The NASCAR Xfinity Series continues to near the playoffs as three races remain in the regular season. Drivers will return to Darlington Raceway this weekend as they seek to tame the Lady in Black. Forty-one drivers are entered for 40 spots. Based on points, MBM Motorsports’ No. 13 piloted by Chad Finchum will not make …

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Tommy Joe Martins, Caesar Bacarella Pair for New Xfinity Team, Sign Rajah Caruth

Tommy Joe Martins No. 44 car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Tommy Joe Martins and Caesar Bacarella have teamed up to create a new NASCAR Xfinity Series team called Alpha Prime Racing in 2022. It has signed Rajah Caruth for a part-time schedule next season, the team announced Aug. 30. Caruth will pilot the No. 44 car, which Martins drove this year for his own team. …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Kaulig Executes Plan; Justin Haley Wins & AJ Allmendinger Takes Points Lead

AJ Allmendinger and Kaulig Racing worked together to dominate the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona on Aug. 28, 2021 (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When the NASCAR Xfinity Series resumed the Wawa 250 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday afternoon (Aug. 28), following a postponement for rain on Friday night, Kaulig Racing remained the class of the field. AJ Allmendinger led 15 of the 19 laps completed on Friday night and 15 on Saturday for a race-high 30 laps led. …

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Kaulig Racing Continues Run As Sultan of Superspeedways

2021 Road America NXS Justin Haley NKP

#11: Justin Haley, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro LeafFilter Gutter Protection

Remember the days of the restrictor plate dominance of Dale Earnhardt, Inc.? How Dale Earnhardt Jr., Michael Waltrip and co. dominated races at both Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway? Kaulig Racing is showing similar signs of greatness on the high-banked NASCAR giants in the Xfinity Series. On Saturday afternoon (Aug. 28), Kaulig Racing led …

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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona

Daytona 500 NASCAR Cup 2021 pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Daytona International Speedway looms large in the windshields of NASCAR Cup Series drivers on Saturday night (Aug. 28). The track will host the 26th and final race of the regular season. 2021 marks the second time the superspeedway has held the cutoff race for the playoff field, and the final spot is down to the …

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