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Steve Letarte Replacing Ryan Sparks as Corey LaJoie’s Homestead Crew Chief

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Steve Letarte will be atop the pit box of Corey LaJoie’s No. 7 Chevrolet team for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend, as crew chief Ryan Sparks has to step away from the team due to COVID-19 protocols, Spire Motorsports announced Feb. 24. Letarte, NBC Sports analyst and Spire consultant, returns …

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Austin Cindric Begins on Pole in Xfinity Homestead Event

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Austin Cindric will lead the NASCAR Xfinity Series field to green at Homestead-Miami Speedway Saturday, Feb. 27. Cindric claimed the pole position after finishing second at the Daytona International Speedway road course. Daniel Hemric starts second alongside Cindric on the front row, while his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Harrison Burton and Brandon Jones make up …

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Daniel Suarez Gains Camping World Sponsorship

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Daniel Suarez has another new sponsor for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Camping World will hop aboard the No. 99 car of Trackhouse Racing for multiple events, including Sunday’s (Feb. 28) race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Camping World CEO and Chairman Marcus Lemonis has been a long-time supporter in NASCAR, as his company currently serves …

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Denny Hamlin to Start on Cup Pole at Homestead

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Denny Hamlin will hold the helm at the start of Sunday’s (Feb. 28) NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Hamlin claimed the pole position after winning stage 2 last week at the Daytona International Speedway road course. Joey Logano will start next to Hamlin on the front row, while Daytona’s road course victor Christopher …

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‘I Made Too Many Mistakes’: Chase Elliott’s Road Course Streak Ends

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Chase Elliott was well on his way to his fifth-straight road course victory at Daytona International Speedway’s road course Sunday, Feb. 21. But rain, slow pit stops and on-track mistakes left him mired back in 21st by the end of the day. “When you have those late-race cautions like that and you have a mixed …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 O’Reilly Auto Parts 253

Chase Elliott battles with Austin Dillon in 2021 Daytona Clash Photo Nigel Kinrade Photography

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Is this weekend deja vu in NASCAR? It is for many Cup Series teams who competed in the Busch Clash less than two weeks ago. They return to Daytona International Speedway to turn left and right on the road course Sunday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. ET. This layout is much longer than some other …

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Scott Heckert Driving for Live Fast at Daytona Road Course

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Scott Heckert is set to drive the No. 78 car for Live Fast Motorsports in Sunday’s (Feb. 21) NASCAR Cup Series race at the Daytona International Speedway road course. The change was noted the Cup starting lineup for the event. BJ McLeod, who ended 23rd in the Daytona 500, was listed to start 19th, but …

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Ryan Vargas Snags Big Squeezy Sponsorship for Daytona Road Course

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The Big Squeezy is sponsoring Ryan Vargas in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on the Daytona International Speedway road course, JD Motorsports with Gary Keller announced Feb. 17. The company is owned by National Football League star running back Alvin Kamara, who replied to Vargas’ Twitter post about needing a primary sponsor. “Having the opportunity …

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Ben Rhodes on Truck Pole at Daytona Road Course

Ben Rhodes stands next to trophy after winning at Daytona in trucks Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

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Ben Rhodes will wheel his No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota from the pole in Friday’s (Feb. 19) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Daytona International Speedway road course. Rhodes claimed the position after winning last week’s season opener on the Daytona oval. Niece Motorsports teammates Ryan Truex and Carson Hocevar will start second …

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Brett Moffitt Earns Pole for Xfinity Race on Daytona Road Course

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Brett Moffitt will lead the NASCAR Xfinity Series field to the green flag in Saturday’s (Feb. 20) event at the Daytona International Speedway road course. Moffitt took the pole after finishing second in the season opener on the Daytona oval. Last week’s victor Austin Cindric will start alongside Moffitt on the front row. Kaulig Racing’s …

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Chase Elliott Snags Cup Pole for Daytona Road Course

Chase Elliott races in Daytona 500 Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

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Chase Elliott will lead the field to green in Sunday’s (Feb. 21) race on the Daytona International Speedway road course in the NASCAR Cup Series. Elliott claimed the pole after finishing second in the season opener. Daytona 500 champion Michael McDowell will line up second alongside Elliott. Austin Dillon begins in third, Denny Hamlin is …

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