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Alex Bowman Wins Daytona 500 Pole, William Byron 2nd

Alex Bowman and William Byron start on the front row at Daytona 2021 Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Alex Bowman won the Daytona 500 pole Wednesday night, posting a lap speed of 191.261 mph. This is his second career Daytona 500 pole. It’s also his fourth consecutive year on the front row, the first time in NASCAR Cup Series history. His teammate William Byron will start alongside him on the front row after …

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Entry List: Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300

NASCAR Xfinity Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

There are 45 cars competing for 36 spots for Saturday’s (Feb. 13) 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. The Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300 features a number of drivers debuting in new rides as the 120-lap race kicks off the sport’s nine month, 33-race schedule. Among the notable entries is …

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Bubba Wallace Leads Toyota Brigade in Daytona 500 Practice

Bubba Wallace

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Bubba Wallace held the fastest lap in the first NASCAR Cup Series practice of the 2021 season at Daytona International Speedway. His No. 23 car of 23XI Racing went 199.747 mph, leading a chain of Toyotas across the speed chart for much of the session. The Joe Gibbs Racing squad of Martin Truex Jr., Denny …

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Jesse Little Adds Shriners Sponsorship

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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Jesse Little will have Shriners Hospitals for Children on board his No. 78 car for multiple NASCAR Xfinity Series events, starting with the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, BJ McLeod Motorsports announced Feb. 10. Shriners first teamed up with Little last season when he drove the No. 4 car for JD Motorsports with Gary …

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Martin Truex Jr. Extends Contract With Joe Gibbs Racing

NASCAR Cup Series

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Martin Truex Jr. will continue racing for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series, as he has signed a contract extension with the team, JGR announced Feb. 10. He’ll keep driving the No. 19 Toyota Camry for at least another year, though the full details of the agreement were not released. “Extending Martin’s agreement …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Busch Clash

Denny Hamlin and Matt DiBenedetto are solid picks for the 2021 Busch Clash Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s finally here! NASCAR is back and the 2021 Cup Series season is upon us. Before teams get set for the Daytona 500, 21 drivers will compete in the Busch Clash, with a new twist for this year. The exhibition will take place not on the 2.5-mile superspeedway but on the Daytona International Speedway road …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings, No. 1: Kevin Harvick

NASCAR Cup Series

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After capturing nine NASCAR Cup Series victories last year, Kevin Harvick looks to continue his winning ways in 2021. With guidance from longtime crew chief Rodney Childers, Harvick is destined to reclaim a spot in the Championship 4 after just missing out in 2020. But with new venues and seven road courses currently on the …

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Romain Grosjean Joins Dale Coyne with Rick Ware in IndyCar

IndyCar Romain Grosjean Dale Coyne with RWR

(Photo credit: Dale Coyne Racing)

Romain Grosjean will race in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season for Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing, the team confirmed Feb. 3. Grosjean will pilot the No. 51 car on the road and street courses. He joins INDYCAR after competing in Formula 1 for the past nine seasons, earning 10 podiums throughout his …

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2021 Drive for Diversity Driver Development Class Revealed

Nick Sanchez

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The 2021 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development class was announced by NASCAR and Rev Racing Feb. 3. The eight racers include veterans Nick Sanchez, Rajah Caruth, Isabella Robusto, Lavar Scott and Regina Sirvent, as well as newcomers Justin Campbell, Andres Perez de Lara and Jaiden Reyna. Sanchez will compete in the ARCA Menards Series …

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Marco Andretti Joins SRX Lineup

Marco Andretti

Marco Andretti (Photo: Chris Owens, IndyCar Media)

Marco Andretti will compete in the Superstar Racing Experience this summer, SRX announced Feb. 3. The news comes after Andretti announced he would step away from full time INDYCAR competition this season. The 2020 Indianapolis 500 pole winner has two victories and 20 podiums throughout his INDYCAR career. ?#DriverAnnouncement: Let’s officially welcome @MarcoAndretti to the …

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