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Earl Bamber Joining Richard Childress Racing at Daytona Xfinity Event

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Earl Bamber is going NASCAR racing. The veteran IMSA driver will pilot the No. 21 NASCAR Xfinity Series entry for Richard Childress Racing, beginning at the Daytona International Speedway road course (Aug. 15) the team announced July 31. The Daytona contest will be the stock car start of any kind for the 30-year-old New Zealander. …

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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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Did You Notice?: 2020 NASCAR Drivers On The Hot Seat

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice? … Each of the sport’s superteams this season has a driver who’s running behind the curve? 12 races into the year, 2020 has been a year of parity across the sport. Four drivers have already won twice (and Denny Hamlin has won three times). A total of five drivers are tied for the series lead …

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James Davison Making Cup Debut at Talladega

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

James Davison will be behind the wheel of Spire Motorsports’ No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro for this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway, the team announced Tuesday, June 16. The GEICO 500 marks the Australia native’s debut in NASCAR’s premier division. Oilfire Spirits and Tilson will sponsor the No. 77, which won the rain-shortened …

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NASCAR 101: Who Didn’t Return to NASCAR in 2019?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In what’s become an annual segment on NASCAR 101 (wait, this is year five? Time is a flat circle), this week takes a look at the drivers who didn’t return to NASCAR in 2019. Now, that phrase sounds a bit more absolute than it actually ends up being. Each year, we discuss the drivers from NASCAR’s …

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James Davison Returns to Dale Coyne Racing for 103rd Indianapolis 500

Australian James Davison announced his return to the Indianapolis 500 on Friday (March 9), as he will team up with Dale Coyne Racing once again.  The entry will be fielded in a partnership with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, Hollinger MotorSport, and Belardi Auto Racing. Davison will attempt to make his fifth start in the ‘Greatest Spectacle …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Adjusts Themselves in Charlotte, ESPN Bids Farewell to Indy

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest race weekends of the entire year in motorsports.  You have Monaco, Charlotte and Indianapolis.  Add Lime Rock for Pirelli World Challenge on top of that and you basically have four days without sleep. Coca-Cola 600 Sunday night saw the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series take on Charlotte …

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James Davison Joining AJ Foyt Racing in Partnership with Byrd-Hollinger-Belardi for Indy 500

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

James Davison will compete in this year’s Indianapolis 500 with AJ Foyt Racing in a partnership with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, Hollinger MotorSport, and Belardi Auto Racing. Davison, 31, ran last year’s Indy 500 as a substitute at Dale Coyne Racing for Sebastien Bourdais after he was injured in a crash during his qualifying run. He …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Spin And Win For Jeremy Clements

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

With quite a number of Cup Series drivers enjoying a vacation on their final off weekend of the season, there wasn’t a single Cup driver in the field for the Johnsonville 180 at Road America. Just about every race this season without Cup drivers has been great, and this past weekend was no exception. The finish …

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