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2022 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings: Nos. 30-21

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It’s February, which means the NASCAR Cup Series takes to the track to start the 2022 season this month at Daytona International Speedway. With a wide array of driver and team changes from Silly Season alongside more minor personnel tweaks — or even a few lineups that stayed exactly the same — there’s a lot …

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Out With the Old, In With the New: 2021-2022 NASCAR Silly Season Recap

Next Gen Car Testing Daytona, Spire Motorsports Corey Lajoie, JTG Daugherty Ricky Stenhouse Jr., TrackHouse Racing Ross Chastain and Daniel Saurez, Hendrick Motorsports Dale Earnhardt Jr., Petty GMS Racing Erik Jones, Hendrick Motorsports William Byron, Kaulig Racing Justin Haley and Daniel Hemric NKP

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If you have watched football for a short duration, it probably did not take you long to realize that the wristband quarterbacks wear carry a portable playbook. This helps the quarterback have access to plays rather than having to memorize a plethora of them. Why am I talking about NFL wristbands? Because as a new …

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GMS/Petty Merger Called Petty GMS Motorsports

Erik Jones racing at Martinsville Speedway, October, 2021. Photo: NKP

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The merger between GMS Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series will be referred to as Petty GMS Motorsports, it announced Dec. 7. Richard Petty will serve as chairman of the organization, while the two-car operation will be based out of GMS’ existing property in Statesville, N.C. While Erik Jones‘ No. 43 …

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GMS Racing Buys Majority Interest of Richard Petty Motorsports

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Richard Petty Motorsports announced Wednesday (Dec. 1) that it has agreed to sell majority interest of the team to Maury Gallagher, the owner of GMS Racing. The selling of the team includes two charters, one that was leased Rick Ware Racing and the No. 43 charter, which will be used to field two cars in …

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Dropping the Hammer: Ty Dillon on His ‘Wild’ Year, GMS Racing & Athlete Mental Health

Ty Dillon with GMS Racing

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Ty Dillon‘s 2021 NASCAR season has been, using his own words, “wild.” This was encapsulated on Oct. 9 as he prepared for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. “Part of my routine is going on pit road and looking at our pit stall and pit sign,” Dillon told Frontstretch. “It …

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5 Points to Ponder: Feuds, Second Chances and the Metaverse

Kevin Harvick ROVAL 2021

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1. ROVAL win might have been the most impressive yet for Kyle Larson If you picked Kyle Larson to win the Bank of America ROVAL 400 before the weekend, you weren’t exactly going out on much of a limb. Hendrick Motorsports’ brightest currently shining star (yes, sorry Chase Elliott) isn’t just having the best season …

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Ty Dillon to Drive for GMS Racing in Cup in 2022

Ty Dillon smiling at Richmond, fall 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race

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Ty Dillon returns to full-time competition next season in the NASCAR Cup Series, piloting the No. 94 Chevrolet for GMS Racing, the team announced Oct. 10. The program will be in alliance with Richard Childress Racing with engine support from ECR Engines. Dillon ran full time in Cup from 2017-2020 for the now-defunct Germain Racing. …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Josh Berry Spoils Playoffs With Vegas Victory

Josh Berry poses with his trophy after winning the Sept. 2021 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Turn the clock back to March, race number four of the 2021 season, and you’ll see Josh Berry finished seventh in the first NASCAR Xfinity Series trip to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. At the time, it tied for his best result in a budding NXS career. In the months leading into Saturday’s (Sept. 25) Alsco …

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Entry List: Alsco Uniforms 302

#98: Riley Herbst, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang South Point

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs are set to kick off at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept. 25 with the running of the Alsco Uniforms 302. Forty-one cars are entered for 40 spots. Due to owner points, Timmy Hill and the No. 13 MBM Motorsports Toyota won’t compete in the race. Among the notable drivers …

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Ty Dillon Returning to Our Motorsport’s No. 23 at Bristol

Ty Dillon smiling at Richmond, fall 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race

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Ty Dillon will return to the seat of an Our Motorsports car at Bristol Motor Speedway, this time in the No. 23 Hometown Lenders Chevrolet, the team announced on Monday, Sept. 13. Dillon has competed in a substitute role for the past two races in the No. 02 Chevrolet for Brett Moffitt, who had been …

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