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Bubba Wallace, Leidos Team for 2022

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Leidos has been added as a primary sponsor for Bubba Wallace in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, 23XI Racing announced Jan. 4. The No. 23 will carry Leidos’ colors first at Circuit of the Americas. According to Leidos’ website, the other races include Dover Motor Speedway and the second events at Atlanta Motor Speedway, …

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Podcast: Holiday Roundtable To Close Out 2021

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Happy Holidays, everyone! Davey Segal is joined by a roundtable consisting of Tom Bowles, Zach Sturniolo, Michael Massie, Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek to recap all the happenings this NASCAR offseason, from Next Gen testing to horsepower changes to silly season moves and more. The group also reminisce on NASCAR gifts they’ve received over the …

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2021 NASCAR Top Storylines: The Creation of 23XI Racing and Bubba Wallace’s Triumph

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Entering the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, one of the biggest stories in the series was the formation of 23XI Racing, the new team co-owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin. The idea of Hamlin launching his own race team wasn’t necessarily farfetched.  Roping Jordan into the deal was a little more surprising, but not …

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Review: ESPN’s ‘E60’ Tells Bubba Wallace’s Story

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Bubba Wallace. Chances are reading the name of the most recognized NASCAR driver in the country for the last two years elicited some kind of an emotional response for you. There’s a spectrum to the responses. There are those who are indifferent to the driver who races for 23XI Racing, a team co-owned by Michael …

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Bubba Wallace Adds Wheaties Sponsorship

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Bubba Wallace will feature Wheaties sponsorship on his No. 23 for 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022, Wheaties announced Dec. 13. Though the release reveals that Wheaties will partner with 23XI throughout 2022, the only announced race with primary sponsorship for the No. 23 is at Auto Club Speedway. The sponsorship coincides …

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McDonald’s Expands 23XI Sponsorship

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McDonald’s will expand its sponsorship of 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022, representing both of the team’s cars, 23XI announced Dec. 7. The restaurant chain sponsored Bubba Wallace‘s No. 23 in a limited schedule in 2021 and will do so again in 2022, including at the season-opening Daytona 500. Additionally, it will …

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Friday Faceoff: What Were the Biggest Surprises & Disappointments of 2021?

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Another year, another near miss for Denny Hamlin. Will he ever win a NASCAR Cup Series title? Luken Glover: Denny Hamlin absolutely has the talent to get the job done. So, can he do it? Definitely a yes. Will he do it? I’m leaning towards no. We may be seeing the equivalent of Mark Martin, who …

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Frontstretch 5: Things That Made the 2021 NASCAR Season So Great

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Leading up to the Daytona 500, we were all told by FOX Sports that the 2021 NASCAR season would be the best one ever. Now that we’re at the end of it (hard to believe, am I right?), it’s now our turn to analyze and reflect on everything that the season gave us. From big …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 Finale at Phoenix

Kyle Larson bests the NASCAR Championship 4 in the 2021 Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway as the sun sets above him. (Photo: NKP)

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What happened? Kyle Larson won the Season Finale 500 at Phoenix on Sunday (Nov. 7) to clinch his first career NASCAR Cup Series title. Championship 4 contenders Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott finished second, third and fifth, respectively, while Ryan Blaney finished fourth. A win he’ll never forget!@KyleLarsonRacin is the CHAMPION in …

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The Underdog House: Ryan Preece Caps 2021 by Leading NASCAR Underdogs

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Top Dog: Ryan Preece While the large majority of attention was justifiably on Championship 4 contenders, the underdogs of the NASCAR Cup Series sought to finish off their 2021 seasons strong at Phoenix Raceway (Nov. 7). The action matched the desert heat throughout the field, unfortunately scorching a few underdogs in catastrophic ways. Several of …

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