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Fire on Fridays: Lower-Series Drivers Who Deserve Late-Season Call-Ups

Ty Gibbs smiling at 2021 Michigan NASCAR Xfinity race, holding a Monster drink, Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This would’ve been easier before 2020. Back in the days of qualifying before every NASCAR race (remember those?), anyone approved by NASCAR could show up to a track on the national series schedule and try to put their car in the show. Whether they should’ve been there was of little importance; as long as they …

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Hailie Deegan Scores Historic Top 10 at Gateway

2021 Gateway Trucks Hailie Deegan smile

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Madison, Ill.— Hailie Deegan may not have won at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, but she did accomplish an impressive feat. By avoiding late-race trouble, Deegan scored the best finish for a woman at a non-superspeedway race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, coming home seventh. “We have had a rough year. We have …

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Hailie Deegan Returning to SRX at Nashville

2021 Charlotte Trucks Hailie Deegan helmet NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Hailie Deegan will compete in the Camping World SRX Series season finale at Fairgrounds Speedway, the series announced July 8. She will join Chase Elliott as the two non-series regulars in the Fairgrounds Speedway event. The series will wrap its six-race inaugural season at the Fairgrounds in Nashville on Saturday, July 10, at 8 p.m. …

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Hailie Deegan Proves She Belongs in SRX Runner-Up Finish at Knoxville

2021 SRX Knoxville Hailie Deegan car (Credit: Tom Bowles)

Photo: Tom Bowles

Of the three dirt ringers to show up at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night (June 19) for the second ever SRX race, Hailie Deegan had the best showing. The Camping World Truck Series regular not only bested dirt racers Scott Bloomquist and Brian Brown. But Deegan ran neck-and-neck with eventual winner Tony Stewart, who was …

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Series Co-Founder Tony Stewart Wins SRX Race at Knoxville

2021 SRX Knoxville Tony Stewart car (Credit: Tom Bowles)

Photo: Tom Bowles

In the Camping World SRX Series’ first dirt track event on Saturday (June 19) night, series co-founder Tony Stewart won the first heat and led 43 of the 50 laps in the feature en route to the win at Knoxville Raceway. Stewart is a three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, NASCAR Hall of Fame member and …

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Should There Be an ARCA Bounty on Ty Gibbs at Pocono?

2021 ARCA Mid-Ohio Ty Gibbs Trophy (Credit: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Ty Gibbs won an ARCA Menards Series race. This year alone he has five main series wins, including four straight, along with both an ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West victory. While he is currently one point behind leader Corey Heim in the points, Gibbs …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Sonoma Brings Increased Action, Good and Bad Times

Joey Logano leads a pack of NASCAR Cup Series cars at Sonoma Raceway, June 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Back in the mid-1990s, I really looked forward to NASCAR making the yearly haul out to Sonoma Raceway for 300 kilometers around the 2.52-mile road course. I thought that the race was too short at the time. So did Papyrus. When then-Sears Point Raceway was included in the NASCAR Racing Track Pack in 1995 (note: …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Follows the Yellow Brick Road to Kansas Win

2021 Trucks Kansas Kyle Busch, No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Leads Pack Racing (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

In a Nutshell It was Richmond in reverse. After Kyle Busch Motorsports’ John Hunter Nemechek and Kyle Busch dominated the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Virginia track and Nemechek won while leading the most laps, Busch did the same at Kansas Speedway in Saturday (May 1) night’s Wise Power 200. Busch scored …

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Hailie Deegan Competing in SRX

2021 Las Vegas I trucks Hailie Deegan NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In addition to reigning ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year and current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie, Hailie Deegan will add Superstar Racing Experience driver to her racing resume. Deegan will compete in the new series, she announced on Instagram April 22. Ray Evernham, co-owner of the series, confirmed Deegan will indeed compete …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Richmond Fits Recent Trends, FS1 Sees Jennifer Jo Cobb Pull a Boris Said

2021 Cup Richmond Bubba Wallace, No. 23 23XI Racing Toyota, and Tyler Reddick, No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Racing (Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images via NASCAR Media_

Photo: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images via NASCAR Media

Last weekend, NASCAR traveled to Richmond Raceway for a doubleheader and spectators ended up with two completely different races. The NASCAR Cup Series event was relatively clean, which was expected going in. But it ended up being even cleaner than I thought it was going to be with just a handful of incidents. Meanwhile, Saturday’s …

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