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Monday Night Racing Announces NAPA Auto Parts as Presenting Title Sponsor


Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

Monday Night Racing announced on Monday morning (May 10) that it will be joining forces with NAPA Auto Parts, which becomes the presenting entitlement of the third season of the popular iRacing league. Last season, the series was presented by Tufco Flooring. The series features a wide variety of race vehicle and track combinations across …

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Connor Mosack Joins Young’s Motorsports for Limited ARCA Schedule

2021 ARCA Kansas Toni Breidinger, No. 02 Young's Motorsports Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Connor Mosack has joined the list of drivers set to appear for Young’s Motorsports in, the team announced on May 10. Mosack will compete in the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Series East, making his debut on May 14 at Dover International Speedway in the latter in the No. 02. He will also appear …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Goodyear 400 at Darlington

Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in victory lane with trophy after Goodyear 400 throwback Darlington weekend 2021 spring Cup Chris Graythen/Getty

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

What happened? Martin Truex Jr. won the Goodyear 400 at Darlington on Sunday (May 9) after leading 248 of 293 laps for his third win of the 2021 season. Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch, William Byron and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top-five finishers at NASCAR’s Throwback Weekend. One of the best burner-outers in the game …

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Rookies Jimmie Johnson, Scott McLaughlin & Romain Grosjean Adapt to Life in IndyCar

Jimmie Johnson competes in his first IndyCar race at Barber Motorsports Park

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

One of the biggest storylines coming into the 2021 IndyCar season was the influx of drivers joining the championship after successful careers in other major series, creating an unusually old and experienced rookie class. Scott McLaughlin left the Supercars Championship after collecting three straight titles to compete for Team Penske, 1o-year Formula 1 veteran Romain …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Goodyear 400

Kyle Larson and Chris Buescher race at Darlington Raceway, Goodyear 400, May 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who… should you be talking about after the Goodyear 400? Martin Truex Jr. dominated Sunday (May 9), leading 248 of 293 laps at Darlington Raceway on the way to his 30th career victory. Truex becomes the 28th driver in NASCAR history to win 30 or more races and sits sixth among active drivers in career wins. Truex …

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F1 Review: Lewis Hamilton & Mercedes, the Perfect Marriage in Spain

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2021 Spanish Grand Prix, Sunday - Steve Etherington

The start of the Spanish Grand Prix portended Max Verstappen might equal Lewis Hamilton’s tally for Formula 1 race wins in 2021.  Verstappen powered by pole-sitter Hamilton into turn 1 and then pushed out to nearly a two-second lead. The power failure to Yuki Tsunoda’s Alpha Tauri brought out a safety car that looked like …

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Stock Car Scoop: Was Darlington Better or Worse With 750 Horsepower?

Justin Allgaier pulls into victory lane in Darlington, May 2021. (Photo: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The NASCAR Cup Series raced to Darlington Raceway on throwback weekend this Sunday, May 9 and Martin Truex Jr. made it a memorable Mother’s Day. Truex dominated the race to win his third race of the 2021 season. Kyle Larson made a charge at the end but it was not enough, coming up short after …

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The Underdog House: Erik Jones Best In Class… But Darlington Streak Ends

#43: Erik Jones, Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro STP and #20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Rheem racing at 2021 spring Darlington Cup, Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog: Erik Jones If you tuned into Sunday’s (May 9) Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway with no information on NASCAR Throwback weekend, you may have wondered why there were schemes largely from the 20th century on track. One of those cars would be the easily distinguishable STP colors adorning the No. 43. However, it …

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Up to Speed: Don’t Count Richard Childress Racing Out of the Playoff Picture

Richard Childress and Austin Dillon together during a NASCAR Xfinity Series race in New Hampshire (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In the spirit of NASCAR’s throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, think back to the 2017 season. It’s the last time Richard Childress Racing put multiple cars in the Cup Series playoffs. Can they do it again in 2021? Back then, both drivers punched their tickets to the postseason with victories.  Veteran Ryan Newman stole a …

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Zach’s Turn: More Horsepower, More Success for Martin Truex Jr.

Martin Truex Jr. Darlington 1 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Martin Truex Jr. already entered Darlington Raceway as the only driver in the NASCAR Cup Series field with multiple wins this season. That’s what made his performance during Sunday’s (May 9) Goodyear 400 that much more impressive, leading 248 of 293 laps en route to his third victory in 12 starts thus far in 2021. …

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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Dairyland Showdown at Mississippi Thunder

Brandon Sheppard led the way in the 2021 Dairyland Showdown in Wisconsin. (Photo: World Racing Group)

Photo Credit: World Racing Group

The A-Main: 2021 Dairyland Showdown Chris Madden was a late addition to the roster of World of Outlaws Late Model regulars this season, but he’s here to contend if the Dairyland Showdown was any indication. Madden led the majority of the $22,500-to-win Saturday night feature at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Wisconsin, keeping a resurgent Brandon …

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Bridesmaid Again: Kyle Larson a Close Second at Darlington

Kyle Larson during the Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway, 5/9/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Martin Truex Jr. may have been the story of the 2021 Goodyear 400, but Kyle Larson almost stole the show. The Hendrick Motorsports driver came within a few car lengths of his first Darlington Raceway victory Sunday (May 9) before settling for second after giving Truex a run for his money in the final laps. …

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