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BJ McLeod Adds Motorsport Games Sponsorship for First 3 Races

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BJ McLeod will have primary sponsorship from Motorsport Games, Inc., maker of NASCAR Heat 5, for the first three NASCAR Cup Series races, Live Fast Motorsports announced Feb. 2. NASCAR Heat 5 will adorn the No. 78 Ford Mustang in the Daytona 500, at the Daytona International Speedway road course and at Homestead-Miami Speedway. “I …

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Ed Jones to Compete for Dale Coyne Racing in 2021

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After a year hiatus, Ed Jones will race in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season for Dale Coyne Racing with Jimmy Vasser and James Sullivan, the team announced Jan. 27. Jones will pilot the No. 18 Honda sponsored by SealMaster Pavement Products, which is entering its fourth season aboard the car. Santino Ferrucci drove the …

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Landon Cassill to Race Full Time in Xfinity for JD Motorsports

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Landon Cassill will compete in the full 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller in the No. 4 Chevrolet, the team announced Friday, Jan. 22. It’s Cassill’s first full Xfinity season since 2014, though he started four events last year for Shepherd Racing Ventures. The Iowa native raced for JDM from …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings No. 26: Michael McDowell

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After completing his best NASCAR Cup Series season to date, Michael McDowell looks to build on his success in 2021. He’ll do so with 21-year-old Anthony Alfredo, McDowell’s third Front Row Motorsports teammate in as many years. Alfredo replaces John Hunter Nemechek in the No. 38 Ford, after Nemechek signed with Kyle Busch Motorsports in …

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Simona de Silvestro to Attempt Indianapolis 500 With Female-Led Paretta Autosport

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Paretta Autosport, a new NTT IndyCar Series team led by Beth Paretta, has been formed and will attempt to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, the team announced Tuesday morning. Simona de Silvestro will pilot the No. 16 Chevrolet with technical support from Team Penske. She has a best finish of 14th in five career Indy …

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Cole Custer Lands Dixie Vodka Sponsorship for 2 Cup Races

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Dixie Vodka will be a primary sponsor of Cole Custer’s No. 41 Ford for two NASCAR Cup Series events, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Tuesday, Jan. 19. The team’s official vodka will adorn the car at the Daytona International Speedway road course on Feb. 21 and Nashville Superspeedway on June 20. Additionally, Dixie Vodka will be an …

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ThorSport Racing, Ford Part Ways After Three Years


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ThorSport Racing will have a different manufacturer starting with the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. The team and Ford have ended their partnership after three years, ThorSport announced Monday, Jan. 18. Matt Crafton earned ThorSport’s third driver’s championship in 2019. Additionally, Grant Enfinger scored Ford’s 100th Truck Series win at Daytona International Speedway …

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Cody Ware to Run Full Cup Season for Rick Ware Racing

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Cody Ware will drive the No. 51 Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, the team announced Monday, Jan. 18. He’ll have sponsorship from Nurtec ODT, which was previously announced to fund the full year. “I am pumped to head to Daytona International Speedway with Biohaven as our primary sponsor,” Cody …

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Marco Andretti Stepping Down from Full-Time IndyCar Racing in 2021

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Marco Andretti is stepping away from full-time competition in INDYCAR, he announced Friday, Jan. 15. Andretti, who has competed for Andretti Autosport since 2006, will continue to race on a more limited basis. Andretti will run in the Indianapolis 500 for the team as well as potentially other IndyCar races this season “in order to …

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Pitbull Joins Trackhouse Racing as Team Partner

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Pitbull is joining Trackhouse Racing Team as a team partner, the organization announced Friday, Jan. 15. Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Perez, joins co-owner Justin Marks one month prior to the NASCAR Cup Series team’s debut. “From day one of creating Trackhouse Racing, I wanted our team to be a platform for purpose, to …

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Kris Wright Joins Sam Hunt Racing for Xfinity Road Course Events

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Sam Hunt Racing announced Thursday (Jan. 14) that Kris Wright will compete on road courses for Sam Hunt Racing in the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. The news comes after SHR tagged Brandon Gdovic and Santino Ferrucci to drive for the team. Wright will compete in the seven road course events, starting at the Daytona …

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Bret Holmes, Sam Mayer to Compete Part Time in ARCA and Truck Series

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Bret Holmes and Sam Mayer will race part-time in the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Bret Holmes Racing, the team announced Thursday, Jan. 14. BHR will continue running the No. 23 Chevrolet in ARCA as well as the No. 32 Chevy in the Truck Series with Shane Huffman as the …

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