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Chase Elliott Subbing for Michael Annett at Indianapolis Road Course

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Chase Elliott will drive the No. 1 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, the team announced Saturday morning (Aug. 14). Elliott will replace Michael Annett, who continues to recover from surgery to address a stress fracture in his leg. Annett, the winner of the 2019 …

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Austin Cindric Tops Xfinity Practice on Indy Road Course

Austin Cindric during the Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey 200 at Watkins Glen International, 8/7/2021 (Photo; Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Austin Cindric led the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ lone practice session of the weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on Friday (Aug. 13). The Team Penske driver posted a fast lap at an average of 95.154 mph. He bested Sam Mayer by a little under two-tenths of a second in the final minutes of …

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4 Burning Questions: Is North Wilkesboro Returning?

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What is the NASCAR Cup Series playoff picture? With three races remaining in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season, things are becoming clear. Ten drivers have clinched a playoff spot as long as they remain eligible: Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr., Alex Bowman, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, William Byron, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Brad …

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Friday Faceoff: Indy Road Course or Oval — What’s a More Prestigious Win?

Chase Briscoe leads NASCAR Xfinity cars pack racing in the esses at the 2020 Indianapolis road course, Jamie Squire/Getty Images

(Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

The Watkins Glen International NASCAR Cup Series event was run in just under two hours and 11 minutes, to the delight of some who say races are too long. What’s the shortest (or longest) you think a Cup race should run? Should a time limit be considered? Luken Glover: It really varies on how long and …

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Max Papis Tests Positive for COVID-19, JJ Yeley to Sub at Indy

JJ Yeley at 2021 Martinsville Cup spring race, Fat Boy ice cream firesuit, Rick Ware Racing No. 53 car

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Max Papis has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to compete in the upcoming NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Rick Ware Racing announced Aug. 12. JJ Yeley will serve as the replacement driver of the No. 17 Chevrolet. He was initially entered in the car earlier this …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Move Over, Everyone. This Is Ty Gibbs’ World

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When the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity season meets its conclusion at Phoenix Raceway, there will be no shortage of pomp and circumstance with the crowning of a new series champion. Regardless if it’s a repeat title by Austin Cindric or someone else hoisting the championship trophy, this much is true: This year’s champion won’t be the …

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Podcast: Jade Buford on Developing Big Machine Racing, Competing on ‘American Ninja Warrior’

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Big Machine Racing is in the midst of its maiden Xfinity Series season with Jade Buford behind the wheel. He joins Davey Segal this week to discuss how he met team owner and music mogul Scott Borchetta and how that encounter changed his life. He also shares how he thinks the team has done so …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should Ty Gibbs Make a Cup Start Next Year?

Ty Gibbs at 2021 Road America NASCAR Xfinity race NKP

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Do you think there’ll be a winner outside the top 16 in these last three races before the playoffs, or will it remain pretty status quo? – James H., Roanoke, Va. I’d lean toward the latter. The tracks (Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Michigan International Speedway and Daytona International Speedway) aren’t necessarily the most predictable …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Kyle Larson Dethrones the King of the Road

2021 Cup Texas All Star Kyle Larson NKP

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Chase Elliott has been the talk of the garage every time the Cup Series heads for a track with any right-hand turns. Rightfully so, considering his winning percentage on such tracks is the best in NASCAR history. But his quest for a third straight triumph at Watkins Glen came up one position short this weekend, …

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Entry List: 2021 Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard

A pack of NASCAR Xfinity cars race in the turns at the Indianapolis road course in 2020, Jamie Squire/Getty Images

(Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series’ push to the playoffs continues on the yard of bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Six races remain before 12 drivers compete for the 2021 NXS championship. Forty-four drivers are entered for 40 spots as qualifying returns to this weekend to set the lineup. Spencer Pumpelly is set to …

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