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NASCAR Announces Horsepower, Rear Spoiler Package for Next Gen Car

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Todd Bodine Returning to Trucks With Halmar Friesen

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Todd Bodine will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022, he announced via an interview with FOX Sports Dec. 13. Bodine will drive six races for Halmar Friesen Racing, with sponsorship from Camping World. The sixth race, coming at Pocono Raceway, will mark Bodine’s 800th NASCAR start, provided that he qualifies for …

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Chase Briscoe Adds Mahindra Sponsorship

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Mahindra will sponsor Chase Briscoe‘s No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing team in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022, SHR announced Dec. 10. The Mahindra scheme will debut at the Busch Light Clash before returning for the season-opening Daytona 500. “The NASCAR Cup Series is the toughest racing I’ve ever been a part of. It’s so competitive,” …

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Sage Karam, Santino Ferrucci Entering Indy 500 With Dreyer & Reinbold

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Sage Karam and Santino Ferrucci will enter the 2022 Indianapolis 500 in the NTT IndyCar Series with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, DRR announced Dec. 9. 2022 marks Karam’s eighth Indy 500 attempt with DRR and ninth overall, while it’ll be Ferrucci’s DRR debut and fourth Indy 500 attempt. “We believe the talent of these drivers …

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