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Amber Balcaen Running Full ARCA Schedule for RJR

2021 ARCA West Irwindale Amber Balcaen (Credit: Meg Oliphant/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Meg Oliphant/ARCA Racing used with permission

Amber Balcaen will run the full 2022 ARCA Menards Series season for Rette Jones Racing, the team announced Jan. 3. ICON Direct will sponsor Balcaen’s 20-race effort in the No. 30 Ford. “It is really special for me as a Canadian competing in the United States to be representing all Canadian companies on my car …

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Blaine Perkins Running Full-Time Truck Schedule for CR7

#23: Blaine Perkins, Our Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Raceline

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Blaine Perkins will compete full time for CR7 Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022, CR7 announced Dec. 23. The schedule marks CR7’s first full-time jaunt in the series. In 2021, it fielded the No. 9 truck in all but two events, with Codie Rohrbaugh, Grant Enfinger and Colby Howard driving. “I’m …

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Jesse Little Moving to Young’s in Truck Series

#78: Jesse Little, B.J. McLeod Motorsports, Toyota Supra

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Jesse Little will run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Young’s Motorsports in 2022, the team announced Dec. 22. Little’s truck number, crew chief and sponsors have not yet been announced. “I am beyond thrilled to be able to join Young’s Motorsports for the 2022 Truck Series season,” Little said in a team …

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Corey Heim Running 15 Races for KBM

2021 ARCA Springfield Corey Heim Trophy (Credit: Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing used with permission

Corey Heim will drive a part-time schedule for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022, KBM announced Dec. 21. Heim will pilot the No. 51 in 15 races, beginning with the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway. Heim’s other events will be announced at a later date. Mardy Lindley assumes …

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NASCAR Announces Horsepower, Rear Spoiler Package for Next Gen Car

2021 Charlotte Cup Next Gen test December William Byron Tyler Reddick pack racing NKP

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The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season will feature a 4-inch rear spoiler and 670 horsepower at a majority of tracks, NASCAR announced Dec. 21. The news comes after NASCAR concluded a test of its Next Gen Cup car last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “It’s been a two-year process,” Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR evp and chief …

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Mars Departing NASCAR, JGR After 2022

Kyle Busch car 2021 fall playoff Kansas race NKP

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Mars Inc. will depart NASCAR and its sponsorship of Joe Gibbs Racing after 2022, Sports Business Journal reports. Mars has sponsored Kyle Busch‘s No. 18 entry in the NASCAR Cup Series and has been a partner of JGR since 2008. In all, the company, which has largely utilized the sponsorship to promote its M&Ms brand, has …

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Jeb Burton, Anthony Alfredo Join Our for 2022

Jeb Burton smiling at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race, NKP

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Our Motorsports will expand to three full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series teams in 2022, with Jeb Burton and Anthony Alfredo joining the organization. Burton and Alfredo join Brett Moffitt, who will return to Our for a third season. “We are very excited about the plans we have put in place for the 2022 race season,” team …

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Jimmie Johnson Running IndyCar Full Time

2021 IndyCar Jimmie Johnson Chris Owens INDYCAR Media

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Jimmie Johnson will contest the full 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season in 2022, he announced Dec. 15. Johnson will drive the Carvana-sponsored No. 48 for Chip Ganassi Racing, with his slate including his first attempt at the Indianapolis 500. “I’m going #FullTime next year!” Johnson tweeted. “I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of …

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Noah Gragson, Daniel Hemric Added to 2nd Kaulig Cup Car

2021 Michigan NXS Noah Gragson NKP

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Noah Gragson and Daniel Hemric will run part time in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022 for Kaulig Racing, Kaulig announced Dec. 14. Gragson and Hemric join the previously announced AJ Allmendinger in the team’s newly formed second Cup car, which will debut in the Daytona 500 with Allmendinger. “We think our roster for the …

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Bubba Wallace Adds Wheaties Sponsorship

2021 Kansas II Cup Bubba Wallace NKP

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Bubba Wallace will feature Wheaties sponsorship on his No. 23 for 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022, Wheaties announced Dec. 13. Though the release reveals that Wheaties will partner with 23XI throughout 2022, the only announced race with primary sponsorship for the No. 23 is at Auto Club Speedway. The sponsorship coincides …

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