Race Weekend Central

Justin Marks: ‘2-Car Team … in the Picture’ for Trackhouse Racing in 2022

2021 Cup Charlotte Daniel Suarez, No. 99 TrackHouse Racing Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Trackhouse Racing is looking to add a second entry for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, team co-owner Justin Marks said on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Wednesday (June 9). “To start working on the long-term success and long-term viability of Trackhouse we have to think about scale and I think that being that small upstart team, …

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Zach Veach Not Racing in IMSA Detroit Race After Positive COVID-19 Test Result

2020 Indy 500

Zach Veach before the 2020 Indy 500. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Zach Veach will not run in the IMSA Detroit Grand Prix this weekend after testing positive for COVID-19, Vasser Sullivan announced Wednesday, June 9. Townsend Bell will fill in for Veach in the GTD class No. 12 car with co-driver Frankie Montecalvo. Veach competes full time for Vasser Sullivan after racing in the NTT IndyCar …

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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Extended Through 2026

Josef Newgarden Passing Alex Palou and Colton Herta at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR Media)

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will continue to run in the NTT IndyCar Series through 2026, as the St. Petersburg City Council approved a two-year extension to the current agreement, organizers announced Wednesday (June 9). The race will return to its traditional March dates after running in April this season. Colton Herta won …

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John Hunter Nemechek Obtains Truck Pole at Texas

2021 Charlotte Trucks John Hunter Nemechek smile NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After a week off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series takes on Texas Motor Speedway and John Hunter Nemechek will lead the field to green in Saturday’s (June 12) race. The No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports pilot earned the pole position after winning at Charlotte Motor Speedway two weeks ago. ThorSport Racing’s Ben Rhodes joins …

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AJ Allmendinger Gets Xfinity Texas Pole

AJ Allmendinger before 2021 NASCAR Cup race at Circuit of the Americas NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After turning left and right in Ohio, the NASCAR Xfinity Series make the trek to Texas Motor Speedway where AJ Allmendinger sits on the pole for Saturday’s (June 12) race. The No. 16 Kaulig Racing driver rebounded from a pit road penalty to win last week’s event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. His teammate Justin …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Toyota/Save Mart 350

Martin Truex Jr. is often a NASCAR DraftKings pick on road courses, seen here at Circuit of the Americas. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the first time in nearly two years, the NASCAR Cup Series returns to wine country, California’s Sonoma Raceway. Read on to set your NASCAR DraftKings lineup for Sunday’s (June 6) Toyota/Save Mart 350. The 2020 event had to be shifted elsewhere due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so drivers are eager to return to the …

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NASCAR Faces Second Straight Week of Questionable Safety Calls

Johnny Sauter at 2021 Las Vegas truck race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the second week in a row, NASCAR had to answer questions about its safety procedures during a race, this time after the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28. Trey Hutchens III’s truck slowed on the racetrack and came to a near stop on the frontstretch in the …

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Chase Elliott Competing for GMS at Texas Truck Race

Chase Elliott 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chase Elliott will drive the No. 24 for GMS Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, the team announced Wednesday, June 2. He’ll have sponsorship from A SHOC. Elliott competed for the team in three events in 2020, earning a win at Charlotte Motor Speedway and a fourth place …

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Daytona, Martinsville, More Announce Full Capacity for Future NASCAR Events

2019 Martinsville Ngots Todd Gilliland Checkers Cck

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Six NASCAR racetracks have announced on Wednesday (June 2) that grandstands will be open to full capacity for the fall events. Michigan International Speedway and Daytona International Speedway in August, Richmond Raceway in September, Talladega Superspeedway and Martinsville Speedway in October and the Championship weekend at Phoenix Raceway in November will all be open for …

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Donny Schatz Joining David Gilliland Racing at Knoxville Truck Event

2021 Las Vegas Trucks David Gilliland truck NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Donny Schatz will compete for David Gilliland Racing in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Knoxville Raceway, the team announced Wednesday (June 2). Schatz will drive the No. 17 Little Giant Ford on the dirt track. Though it’s his first time in a NASCAR Truck, he has 27 career wins at Knoxville, including …

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Cole Custer Adds Autodesk Sponsorship for 6 Cup Races

Cole Custer car in 2021 cup Daytona 500 Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Autodesk is coming aboard Cole Custer’s No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford for six NASCAR Cup Series events this season, the team announced Wednesday (June 2). The company is on its fourth year of partnership with SHR and joins Custer for this weekend’s event at Sonoma Raceway. It will also be on board at the Indianapolis …

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Austin Cindric Starts on Xfinity Pole at Mid-Ohio

Austin Cindric races in 2021 Homestead Xfinity race with PPG colors Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Austin Cindric will start from the pole in Saturday’s (June 5) race. Cindric claimed the position after finishing second last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Ty Gibbs, who won his second Xfinity race last Saturday, starts alongside Cindric on the front row. Gibbs’ Joe …

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