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John Hunter Nemechek Wins at Charlotte; Johnny Sauter Walks Away From Massive Crash

2021 Trucks Charlotte John Hunter Nemechek Woo-hoo (Credit: HHP/Chris Owens via NKP)

(Photo: Harold Hinson Photography LLC via NKP)

John Hunter Nemechek won the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night (May 28), securing Kyle Busch Motorsports’ fourth win in as many races on mile-and-a-half tracks in 2021. Nemechek held off second-place finisher Carson Hocevar, whose last lap charge nearly came to fruition as the two approached the checkered flag. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Victorious in Darlington Throwback

2021 Trucks Darlington Sheldon Creed Flag (Credit: NKP0

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Sheldon Creed scored his first victory of 2021 when he took the checkered flag Friday night (May 7) at Darlington Raceway ahead of Ben Rhodes. Almost fittingly, the caution-filled race ended under yellow following five cautions in the final 50 laps. Rookie Carson Hocevar finished third, followed by ThorSport Racing teammates Matt …

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Carson Hocevar Snags Career-Best Finish at Darlington

John Hunter Nemechek and Carson Hocevar battling during the 200 at Darlington, 5/7/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Driving a throwback paint scheme honoring his fellow Michigan NASCAR driver and current mentor Johnny Benson Jr., Carson Hocevar earned a career-best third-place finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 200 on Friday night (May 7) at Darlington Raceway. Hocevar earned his second career top-five finish after he finished fifth in the season opener …

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The Underdog House: Daniel Suarez Rules Richmond Dog Yard

Daniel Suarez competes at Martinsville Speedway in April 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog: Daniel Suarez In Sunday’s (April 18) Richmond Raceway event that only saw two cautions for incidents, it was hard for smaller teams to gain traction through the field. In fact, the pace set by Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. up front was a struggle for many top teams, too. There were just …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 4


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The iRacing Season 2 build is finally here. With Week 13 currently in progress, the community news is fairly light as compared to previous weeks.  On Tuesday (March 9), the service went down for a couple of hours in the early parts of the morning. When the service resumed, many virtual drivers wanted to test …

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The Underdog House: AJ Allmendinger Recovers to Be Top Dog in Cup

2021 Daytona I NXS AJ Allmendinger NKP

#16: A J Allmendinger, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Ellsworth Advisors

Top Dog It has been nearly three years since NASCAR veteran AJ Allmendinger has taken his place behind the wheel of a NASCAR Cup Series car. The last time we saw the Dinger on NASCAR’s premier level was in 2018 driving the No. 47 Chevrolet for JTG Daughtery Racing. Since then, the 39-year-old has stayed …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Edges Jordan Anderson at Daytona

2021 Trucks Daytona finish with wreck - Rhodes/Roper/Anderson. (Credit: NKP)

Credit: NKP

In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes edged Jordan Anderson and Cory Roper at the line to score his first career Daytona International Speedway win in Friday’s (Feb. 12) NextEra Energy 250 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. A caution involving 10 trucks with just four laps remaining set up the overtime finish that gave ThorSport …

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NASCAR Must Better ARCA Season Opener & Superspeedway Licenses


(Photo: Kate Gardiner/ARCA Racing)

More than 50 drivers will turn laps at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway this weekend in the ARCA Menards Series preseason test. Some drivers will utilize the test session as practice for their upcoming championship campaign. Others use it to turn laps to prepare for the season opener in Daytona. Four drivers are participating through …

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Carson Hocevar Joining Niece Full Time for 2021


(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Carson Hocevar will compete full time in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in 2021 for Niece Motorsports, the team announced Sept. 24. The team did not announce his crew chief, number or sponsorship in the announcement. Hocevar will be competing for the Rookie of the Year honors. “I’m so excited to get …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the Drivers Making Their Season — or Series — Debuts at the Daytona Road Course

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR schedule isn’t just visiting a new track this weekend when its top series tackle the Daytona International Speedway road course. Some new faces are coming along, too. As is often the case with NASCAR’s road course races, multiple drivers entered this weekend are not full-time competitors on any NASCAR circuit. Instead, they either …

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