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McAnally Forms GMS Alliance, Switching to Chevy in 2022

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McAnally-Hilgemann Racing will switch to Chevrolet and form an alliance with GMS Racing for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022, the team announced Oct. 13. MHR will operate out of a new shop prepared by GMS in Statesville, N.C. “We are excited about this opportunity to be part of Chevrolet’s racing program in …

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Colby Howard Joins McAnally-Hilgemann for 2022

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McAnally-Hilgemann Racing has grand plans for the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. The team intends to expand from one entry to two and tabbed Colby Howard to pilot one of its entries next year, it announced Sept. 9. Sponsorship, crew chief, and the truck number were not disclosed in the announcement. “We’re pleased …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Consistency Is Key for Justin Haley in 2020

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On paper, Justin Haley has the best numbers for Kaulig Racing since the team formed in 2016. Granted, he’s competed in more races for Kaulig than all but one driver (Blake Koch), but the Indiana native is hoping that consistency pays dividends over the final three months of the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. In …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Getting to Know Rookie Colby Howard

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Prior to the 2020 season, the name Colby Howard was foreign to the casual fan of the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The South Carolina native is trying to change that, running a partial schedule with JD Motorsports this year. Howard, 18, has grown up around racing. His grandfather, Buddy, was a multiple-time track champion at Greenville …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

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The Headline(s): A relatively tame race ended in a chaotic final two laps, a four-wide battle for the lead and a Cup Series triumph for rookie Cole Custer, as NASCAR concluded its four-race stretch (five, including the ARCA Menards Series) over four days in the Bluegrass State. One of the wildest late-lap battles for the …

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The Underdog House: Teammates Tangle at ‘Hot’lanta

Matt Crafton and Derek Kraus race other at Atlanta, 6/6/2020 (Photo: NASCAR Media/Getty Images)

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Atlanta Motor Speedway proved to be a tough (and hot) track for the NASCAR Cup Series underdogs, as only one was able to finish inside the top 20. Christopher Bell, driving the No. 95 Toyota for Leavine Family Racing, ended up 18th. Bell had a run-in with Erik Jones just before the end of stage two while racing four-wide. Jones’s tire went flat and he had to pit, which put him a lap down. The No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing pilot was understandably upset after the contact.

Xfinity Breakdown: AJ Allmendinger Takes First Oval Track Win, Noah Gragson Cashes In

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It took from the blooming of his NASCAR career in 2006 to June 2013 for AJ Allmendinger to pick up his first NASCAR win, winning on the road course of Road America in Wisconsin. But it would take from then until Saturday afternoon (June 6) at Atlanta Motor Speedway, for him to finally triumph on …

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JD Motorsports, Colby Howard Adding New Sponsors for 2020

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NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie Colby Howard will have new sponsorship colors on his No. 15 Chevrolet next week. Howard, who competes part time for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller, will carry new support from SANY and Ironpeddlers in an undetermined number of events this season once the series resumes from its COVID-19 hiatus, the team …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Furloughs Highlight Impact of COVID-19 Hiatus for JD Motorsports

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Johnny Davis, owner of JD Motorsports, has seen it all in his NASCAR career, dating back to the early 1980s, working with driver-owner James Harvey Hylton. That was until the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, which is something his team – and the sport – has never seen before. It’s been just over a month since NASCAR …

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