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Xfinity Breakdown: Austin Cindric Kicks Off Championship Defense With Daytona Win

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#54: Ty Dillon, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Bass Pro Shops #02: Brett Moffitt, Our Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Fr8Auctions #22: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Verizon 5G

For the first two stages of Saturday’s (Feb. 13) Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner 300 at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR Xfinity Series field played nice with one another. But in stage three, all hell broke loose, with the race’s complexion changing multiple times. By the end of the race, it was reigning NASCAR Xfinity …

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Entry List: 2021 Super Start Batteries 188

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The first visit to a road course in 2021 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series features an entry list of 44 cars that hope to tackle the Daytona International Speedway road course on Saturday, Feb. 20. With no qualifying currently scheduled for the event, four will miss the race, barring any entry list changes. NASCAR has …

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Entry List: Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300

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There are 45 cars competing for 36 spots for Saturday’s (Feb. 13) 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. The Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300 features a number of drivers debuting in new rides as the 120-lap race kicks off the sport’s nine month, 33-race schedule. Among the notable entries is …

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Renger van der Zande Quickest in WeatherTech Thursday Rolex 24 Practice

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Thursday (Jan. 28) saw IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams practice for more than four hours in preparation for Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  After all of that time, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Renger van der Zande was quickest in two of the three sessions.  His quickest lap of the day at 136.129 mph was set during …

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Cody Ware to Run Full Cup Season for Rick Ware Racing

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Cody Ware will drive the No. 51 Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, the team announced Monday, Jan. 18. He’ll have sponsorship from Nurtec ODT, which was previously announced to fund the full year. “I am pumped to head to Daytona International Speedway with Biohaven as our primary sponsor,” Cody …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Rick Ware Racing

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It’s no secret that Rick Ware Racing doesn’t contend for wins every week, but 2020 was still a year to be celebrated for the team. Going into its fifth season of NASCAR Cup Series racing, RWR has undergone massive growth since entering the the top level of NASCAR back in 2017. At the beginning of …

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Eurasia Motorsport Partners with Rick Ware Racing for IMSA Debut

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Eurasia Motorsport announced Friday (Nov. 27) that they will enter the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for the first time.  The team has entered into a partnership with Rick Ware Racing and BAM Motorsport to field a Ligier JS P217-Gibson in the LMP2 class under the team name of RWR Eurasia.  The effort is designed to …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Ticks Off the Fanbase at Talladega

Matt DiBenedetto, William Byron and Denny Hamlin race three-wide at Talladega Superspeedway, October 2020. Photo: NKP

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Talladega Superspeedway is an interesting place. You can have wild races, or you can have races like the 2018 1000Bulbs.com 500, where Stewart-Haas Racing turned the race into their own bash that was completely designed to allow Aric Almirola win. Sunday’s race (Oct. 4) was the former, but that created problems for NBC. Outside of …

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The Underdog House: Ty Dillon Best in Class as Underdogs Run Wild at Talladega

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Top Dog As usual, a NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway resulted in a “Big One.” No, not just a big crash, though there were plenty of those. I’m referring to a big group of underdog teams scattered throughout the top half of the finishing order. Leading the line both literally and figuratively was …

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Reel Racing: ‘Days of Thunder,’ 30 Years Later

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Thirty years ago this Saturday, a little movie called Days of Thunder premiered on Wednesday, June 27 at theaters across the country. Its only new competition at the box office was the forgettable Ghost Dad, as well as – notably – the action-packed Arnold Schwarzenegger feature Total Recall and the star-filled Dick Tracy. The latter …

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