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Networks, Start Times Announced for 2022 NASCAR Season

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NASCAR announced its networks and air times for all races of its three national series for the duration of the 2022 schedule on Nov. 2. One of the biggest changes to the network schedule is the increase of network broadcasts throughout next year’s NASCAR Cup Series schedule, which features a growth from 17 network broadcasts …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Martinsville Top-Dog Alex Bowman Sizzles, Denny Hamlin Left Feeling Burnt

Alex Bowman at 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Michigan race

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It was only five years ago but my how the landscape of NASCAR has changed. It has arguably changed more for no single individual than it has for Alex Bowman.

Entry List: 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Race

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The moment has arrived. Four NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers will compete for the ultimate goal of a championship at Phoenix Raceway. Defending champion Austin Cindric will compete for his second consecutive title, while AJ Allmendinger, Daniel Hemric, and Noah Gragson are seeking their maiden championship. With practice and qualifying returning for the season finale, 42 …

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Andy Lally Running Part Time for Alpha Prime in 2022

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Andy Lally is set to join Alpha Prime Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022, the team confirmed to TobyChristie.com Nov. 1. APR, formerly Martins Motorsports, plans to field Lally in all six road course races in 2022. “I can’t wait to get started,” Lally told TobyChristie.com. “Caesar (Bacarella, co-owner and fellow driver) has …

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Daniel Hemric Advances to Championship 4 But Falls Short at Martinsville: ‘I’m So Disappointed’

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Everybody was thinking it. What would happen this time in the closing laps to prevent Daniel Hemric from winning his first NASCAR national series race? Besides a caution from future teammate Justin Haley, it was a joint decision from the No. 18 team that prevented him from challenging full bore for the win at Martinsville. “It’s …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Daniel Hemric Advances, But Late Caution Thwarts Another Victory

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Austin Cindric and AJ Allmendinger each entered Saturday’s (Oct. 30) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway 47 points above the cutline. Race smart and complete all the laps meant they were likely racing for a championship next weekend. After stage two, both received the notification they were locked in the Championship 4 race at …

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Harrison Burton Fails to Make Championship 4 After Bad Luck

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One year ago, Harrison Burton seemed primed to make a NASCAR Xfinity Series championship run in 2021. But instead, on Saturday night (Oct. 30), his 2021 playoff run came to an end. Burton ended the 2020 season by winning back-to-back races, at Texas Motor Speedway and Martinsville Speedway. He wasn’t eligible for the Championship 4 …

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Noah Gragson Wins Martinsville, Clinches Championship 4 Berth

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Noah Gragson had to win to advance to the Championship 4 Saturday night (Oct. 30) at Martinsville Speedway, and was willing to do anything to win the Dead On Tools 250. After driving and willing his way to the lead, he faced challenges from Daniel Hemric passing him late and battled to retake the lead …

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Comcast Is Gearing Up for Big NASCAR Xfinity 500 Weekend at Martinsville Speedway

Bubba Wallace leads a pack of cars at Martinsville Speedway, April 2021. Photo: NKP

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For the second year in a row, Comcast has the naming rights to the NASCAR Cup Series’ penultimate race of the season at Martinsville Speedway. After 500 laps on the famed paperclip, the four drivers with a chance at the 2021 championship will be determined. By design, Comcast went after Martinsville to be its entitlement …

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Austin Hill Moving to Xfinity With RCR in 2022

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Austin Hill will move to the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Richard Childress Racing in 2022, RCR announced Oct. 29. Hill will run full time alongside fellow RCR newcomer and soon-to-be-former Camping World Truck Series competitor Sheldon Creed, who was announced earlier this fall to drive RCR’s No. 2. Hill’s car number was not announced at …

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