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Keelan Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Among Talladega iRacing Pro Invitational Entries

(Photo: Chris Graythen | Getty Images)

When you think of a second-generation NASCAR driver, you probably don’t think of the name “Harvick”. That will change Wednesday, April 21. The entry list for the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at virtual Talladega Superspeedway was revealed Tuesday evening (April 20) and featured several guest invites in addition to the chartered entries. Among …

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Thursday Morning Thunder, Vol. 13: For Better or Worse, the Bristol Dirt Race Is Today’s NASCAR

ARCA cars race in a blur at Bristol Motor Speedway

(Photo: ARCA Racing)

There’s an irony that the week prior to the Bristol Dirt Race, the week prior to NASCAR taking its most tangible steps “back to its roots” since returning the Southern 500 to its rightful home in 2015, that one of the controversies leaving Atlanta involved artificial turf.  I didn’t watch any of the weekend’s races …

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eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series: William Byron Claims Win at Virtual Bristol Dirt

William Byron beats Tyler Reddick on eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series 2021 Bristol dirt Photo NASCAR

(Photo: NASCAR Media via Justin Melillo)

Wednesday night (March 24) marked the return of the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series. After the successful run last year during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, NASCAR and Fox decided to bring it back for another year with all of the Cup drivers for the 2021 season, plus a few special guests. While the world …

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Timmy Hill to Race for Penske in Pro Invitational Series at Virtual Bristol Dirt

Timmy Hill does a virtual burnout after Texas win on iRacing Pro Invitational Series

(Photo: NASCAR Media)

Timmy Hill will race in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track after all, subbing for Austin Cindric in Team Penske’s No. 2 car, Hill tweeted March 24. Cindric, who was taking the place of Brad Keselowski in the event, suggested in a tweet early Wednesday morning that Hill …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Team Orders Creeping Into 2021

2021 Trucks Atlanta Kyle Busch, No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Burnout (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice? … The way in which teammates helped each other out at Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend (March 20-21)? The most obvious example came in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where Kyle Busch twice slowed down in the final laps of a stage to let John Hunter Nemechek pass by and win. In …

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Stock Car Scoop: Why Was Timmy Hill Excluded From eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series?

Timmy Hill beats Ryan Preece on 2020 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at Texas Photo NASCAR Media

(Photo: NASCAR Media)

The entry list for the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track was released on March 23. But there was one name missing from the roster: Timmy Hill, winner of the series’ race at virtual Texas Motor Speedway last year. Why was Hill not included on the list of …

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Timmy Hill & MBM Motorsports Expected to Skip NASCAR Cup Races After No Pro Invitational Invite

Timmy Hill does a virtual burnout after Texas win on iRacing Pro Invitational Series

(Photo: NASCAR Media)

Throughout the early days of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, many NASCAR fans learned the name Timmy Hill after he showed off his skills in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. This year, he wasn’t invited. When the entry list for the season-opening Pro Invitational race at the virtual dirt Bristol Motor Speedway was announced, Hill’s …

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The Underdog House: AJ Allmendinger Recovers to Be Top Dog in Cup

#16: A J Allmendinger, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Ellsworth Advisors

Top Dog It has been nearly three years since NASCAR veteran AJ Allmendinger has taken his place behind the wheel of a NASCAR Cup Series car. The last time we saw the Dinger on NASCAR’s premier level was in 2018 driving the No. 47 Chevrolet for JTG Daughtery Racing. Since then, the 39-year-old has stayed …

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Thursday End in Heartbreak as 4 Drivers Fail to Qualify for Daytona 500

Ty Dillon Misses Daytona 500 in Duel I in 2021 Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It was a tale of two Bluegreen Vacations Duels at Daytona International Speedway. Duel one was a calm, caution-free affair. Duel two featured two cautions and included three of the four open teams being involved in those cautions. It resulted in both drivers that were already locked into the field racing their way into the …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Expand Daytona Speedweeks Fields?

You didn’t think you’d get one week into the season without a debate, did you? Speedweeks 2021 is here, and that means 2-Headed Monster is back with a topic that will certainly get the conversation started. Should NASCAR have expanded the fields for this weekend due to the excessive car count? It’s been years since …

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