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Jonathan Hassler to Be Ryan Blaney’s Crew Chief in 2022

Ryan Blaney celebrating after winning the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, 8/22/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ryan Blaney will have a new NASCAR Cup Series crew chief in 2022. Jonathan Hassler will be atop the No. 12 Team Penske pit box starting next year, the team announced Wednesday (Sept. 29). Hassler currently serves as Matt DiBenedetto’s crew chief for Wood Brothers Racing after taking over for Greg Erwin. He led the …

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Ben Rhodes Begins on Talladega Truck Pole

2021 Knoxville Trucks Ben Rhodes James Gilbert Getty

(Photo: James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Ben Rhodes will lead the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field to green at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, Oct. 2. He took the pole position after finishing runner up to his ThorSport Racing teammate Christian Eckes last week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Todd Gilliland lines up second while Matt Crafton begins in third. Stewart …

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Justin Allgaier Holds Pole for Xfinity Race at Talladega

#7: Justin Allgaier, JR Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro BRANDT At 2021 Las Vegas NASCAR Xfinity race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series’ second race in the Round of 12 is at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend and Justin Allgaier is on the pole. Allgaier finished second to his JR Motorsports teammate Josh Berry, who was filling in for Michael Annett in the No. 1 last week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Austin Cindric starts …

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Denny Hamlin Starts on Cup Pole at Talladega

Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing FedEx Toyota at 2021 NASCAR Cup race at Michigan

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Denny Hamlin will roll off pit road from the pole position in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. The No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing driver is locked into the Round of 8 after winning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last week. Teammate Kyle Busch joins Hamlin on the front row in second, while …

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Entry List: 2021 Chevy Silverado 250

2020 Trucks Talladega pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Alabama for the Chevy Silverado 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. Forty trucks are entered, so all will race barring any changes. Jordan Anderson will drive the No. 3 truck for his own team. Rackley W.A.R. co-owner Willie Allen is also in his own truck, the No. 25 Chevrolet. …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 South Point 400 at Las Vegas

Kyle Larson races teammate William Byron in the 2021 Pennzoil 400 Photo: NKP

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The NASCAR Cup Series heads out west to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the South Point 400, airing on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Which drivers’ gambles will pay off in your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings contests? Read on and find out! Twelve drivers have made it through to …

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Max Verstappen Changes Engines, Drops to the Rear for Russian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen Monaco Sam Bagnall/Getty

(Photo: Sam Bagnall/Getty Images via Red Bull Racing)

Max Verstappen will drop to the rear before the start of the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi due to an engine change and several other changes, Formula 1 announced Sept. 24. Red Bull Racing switched out the Honda internal combustion engine, put in a new turbo, MGU-H, MGU-K, energy store, control electronics and exhaust. As …

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John Hunter Nemechek Snags Pole for Las Vegas Truck Race

John Hunter Nemechek standing against his truck for 2021 NASCAR Trucks race at Nashville Superspeedway, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series begins the Round of 8 this week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. John Hunter Nemechek is on the pole for Friday’s (Sept. 24) event, the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200. Nemechek finished third last week at Bristol Motor Speedway but currently leads the points standings. His Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate …

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Austin Cindric Starting from Xfinity Pole at Las Vegas

#22: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Richmond, NASCAR Xfinity race at Martinsville

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s time for the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs and Austin Cindric will lead the field to green in their debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Cindric earned the pole position after coming home second following a tight battle with AJ Allmendinger at the end of last week’s race (Sept. 17) at Bristol Motor Speedway. …

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Kyle Larson Claims Cup Las Vegas Pole

Kyle Larson No. 5 Valvoline Hendrick Motorsports car after 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Bristol Motor Speedway, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begin their Round of 12 this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kyle Larson is on the pole for Sunday’s (Sept. 26) South Point 400. Larson wheeled his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to victory last week at Bristol Motor Speedway, edging out Kevin Harvick within the final few laps. …

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