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Ty Gibbs Paces Lone ARCA Daytona Practice

2021 ARCA Daytona Practice Ty Gibbs car (Credit: NKP)

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Ty Gibbs paced the field at the lone practice for the ARCA Menards Series at Daytona International Speedway Feb. 12. Gibbs’ No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing turned a lap of 49.323 seconds. Andy Jankowiak, who will make his ARCA debut in Saturday’s (Feb. 13) race, concluded practice second on the leaderboard. Willie Mullins, Thad …

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Here’s the Starting Lineup for the 2021 Daytona 500

Aric Almirola wins the 2021 Daytona Duel #1

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Following the Thursday Duels at Daytona International Speedway, the starting lineup for the 2021 Daytona 500 is set. Alex Bowman and William Byron already locked themselves in on the front row Wednesday (Feb. 10) following single-car qualifying. Aric Almirola and Austin Dillon, meanwhile, will start third and fourth after winning their respective Duels. Aric Almirola …

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Fire on Fridays: Folks, We’ve Got Some Debuts On Our Hands

#98: Chase Briscoe, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang HighPoint.com

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There’s a lot to look forward to with the upcoming NASCAR season, and it’s not just because of all the new tracks. OK, granted, that’s a significant part of it. NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck series drivers at Circuit of the Americas and Nashville Superspeedway? A downright silly amount of road courses across …

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David Starr Running Full Time for MBM After Daytona

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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David Starr will drive MBM Motorsports’ No. 13 for the full NASCAR Xfinity Series following this weekend’s season opener, he announced via social media Feb. 11. Starr begins his season in the No. 13 at the Daytona International Speedway road course next weekend. Starr’s familiar sponsor Whataburger will support the effort in 19 races. https://www.instagram.com/p/CLKNJHSA3XD/ …

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Natalie Decker Making Xfinity Debut in 2021

2019 Chicagoland NGOTS Natalie Decker Face Nigel Kinrade Photography

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Natalie Decker will run a limited schedule with RSS Racing and Reaume Brothers Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, Decker and sponsor Red Street Records announced via an interview with CCM Magazine Feb. 5, which WSAW also reports. Red Street will sponsor the effort for the No. 23 for five 2021 races. Its artist …

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Erik Jones Adds Armor All Sponsorship for Daytona 500

NASCAR Cup Series

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Erik Jones‘ first points-paying NASCAR Cup Series race in Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 will feature sponsorship from Armor All, Sports Business Journal‘s Adam Stern tweeted Feb. 5 with a photo of the car’s paint scheme. Armor All is a sister brand to STP, which will continue to support the No. 43 in 2021 as an …

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Joe Graf Jr. Moving to No. 07 in Xfinity in 2021

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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Joe Graf Jr. will return to SS-Green Light Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, moving to the No. 07 for the full season, Jayski reports. Graf moves from the No. 08, which he drove the full season in 2020. Eat Sleep Race will return to sponsor the effort. According to Jayski, Mike Tyska …

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Anthony Alfredo Picks Up 6-Race DUDE Wipes Sponsorship

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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NASCAR Cup Series rookie Anthony Alfredo will have a six-race sponsorship from DUDE Wipes for the 2021 season, Front Row Motorsports announced Feb. 5. Alfredo’s No. 38 will carry the sponsorship starting at Homestead-Miami Speedway later this month. The other five events include races at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track, Kansas Speedway, New Hampshire …

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Toni Breidinger Running Part-Time ARCA, Truck Schedule

Toni Breidinger

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Toni Breidinger will compete for Young’s Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series in 2021, the team announced Feb. 4. Breidinger will drive the No. 82 in the Truck Series and the No. 02 in ARCA. This year marks Breidinger’s return to ARCA after making three starts for Venturini Motorsports …

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Jason White Returning to Xfinity at Daytona

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Jason White set to make Camping World Truck Series return / (C)Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Jason White returns to NASCAR — and the No. 23 — at Daytona International Speedway next weekend, driving the No. 23 for RSS Racing and Reaume Brothers Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, RSS announced Feb. 4. White last made a start in a NASCAR national series in 2014, driving four Camping World Truck Series …

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Justin Haley Returning to Spire in Part-Time Cup Schedule

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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Justin Haley will return to Spire Motorsports in 2021 in the NASCAR Cup Series in a limited schedule, the team announced Feb. 4. Currently, Haley is scheduled for two races in the No. 77, at Phoenix Raceway in March and at Michigan International Speedway. General Formulations, Mutoh America and Royal Sovereign will sponsor the effort. …

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