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Up to Speed: Short Track Swing Crucial for Joe Gibbs Racing After Awkward 2022 Start

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For Joe Gibbs Racing, the upcoming short track swing is the perfect opportunity to turn their season around. Through the first six races of 2022, it’s been a rough start for all four of the JGR drivers.

Curb Your Racing Line: Last-Second Changes Made to the Esses at COTA

COTA

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

AUSTIN, Texas – Circuit of the Americas returns to the NASCAR Cup Series for 2022 with one significant change to the track surface: the curbing in the “esses” portion of the road course is now removed. The removal of the curbs at COTA was a sudden change that happened without notice, leaving many drivers with …

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Christopher Bell On Atlanta Penalty: ‘Next Time My Hands Are Staying Straight’

Christopher Bell of Joe Gibbs Racing at Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

AUSTIN, Texas – Christopher Bell learned his lesson. A week after the NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver explained his view of the penalty that negated his second-place finish. Bell was penalized by NASCAR for advancing his position by passing Ross Chastain below the double line at the …

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Dropping the Hammer: Atlanta’s NASCAR Future Is Here. Survey Says…?

Atlanta Motor Speedway

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After a full reconfiguration of Atlanta Motor Speedway produced racing SMI CEO Marcus Smith called “sports entertainment,” did the powers that be get this right?

The Underdog House: Trackhouse Racing Has Arrived

Ross Chastain of Trackhouse Racing Team takes a minute to reflect at the L.A. Clash at the Coliseum. (Photo: NKP)

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Top Dog: Ross Chastain For nearly the past month, Ross Chastain has been the definition of bittersweet. He is enjoying the best run of his NASCAR Cup Series career thus far, leading laps and competing for wins. The last two weeks at Phoenix Raceway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he finished second and third. He …

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