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Christian Eckes, Grant Enfinger Splitting ThorSport No. 98

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ThorSport Racing is making two major changes to its four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series trucks in 2021, including one new addition to its stable. Christian Eckes will join the team in a part-time role in 2021, sharing the No. 98 with its previous full-time driver, Grant Enfinger, ThorSport announced Feb. 4. Additionally, ThorSport’s fleet …

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Justin Allgaier, Hellowater Team for 2021 Xfinity Season

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Justin Allgaier has picked up hellowater sponsorship for two races in the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, JR Motorsports announced Feb. 3. hellowater will be the No. 7’s primary sponsor at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Watkins Glen International. “I’m really looking forward to having hellowater as a partner for the 2021 season,” Allgaier said in …

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Ty Dillon Driving for 23XI in Busch Clash

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Ty Dillon will drive the No. 23 in 23XI Racing’s maiden NASCAR Cup Series start, competing in the 2021 Busch Clash, according to The Athletic. Dillon is eligible for the 2021 Clash, held on the Daytona International Speedway road course, while 23XI’s full-time driver, Bubba Wallace, is not. According to The Athletic, Root Insurance will sponsor the …

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Michael McDowell, Love’s Re-Up for 2021

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Love’s Travel Stops returns to Front Row Motorsports and Michael McDowell‘s No. 34 in 2021 in the NASCAR Cup Series, the team announced Feb. 3. The eight-race primary sponsorship includes the hood of McDowell’s car in the Daytona 500 next week. Love’s will also be an associate partner with the team throughout 2021. “2020 was …

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Mark Beard, Owner of Beard Motorsports, Dead at 72

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Mark Beard, owner of part-time NASCAR Cup Series team Beard Motorsports, has died. He was 72. Beard Motorsports announced the news on Twitter via a statement. “It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Mark Beard Sr., president of Beard Motorsports,” the team said in a statement. “Mark was passionate about racing …

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Josh Bilicki Adds Wisconsin Lighting Lab Sponsorship for Daytona

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Wisconsin Lighting Lab has joined Josh Bilicki‘s No. 52 as its primary sponsor for the Daytona 500, Rick Ware Racing announced Feb. 1. Palermo’s Pizza and Custom Fiberglass Molding, both also Wisconsin-based companies, will also act as secondary sponsors for the ride, while Bilicki’s previously announced sponsors Junction Fuels and Insurance King will also support …

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Danny Bohn Making Xfinity Debut at Daytona

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Danny Bohn will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Daytona International Speedway. Bohn will drive Big Machine Racing Team’s No. 48, the team announced Feb. 1. Bohn replaces Jade Buford, the No. 48’s full-time driver, who was previously announced as not being approved for the season-opening race at Daytona. Buford is scheduled to make …

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Denny Hamlin, FedEx Renew With JGR in Multi-Year Deal

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Denny Hamlin — and sponsor FedEx — will continue with Joe Gibbs Racing for years to come. JGR announced extensions for both driver and sponsor Monday. The length of the extensions were not disclosed, but are multi-year deals. “The relationship between FedEx and our organization has been a tremendous success story in so many ways …

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Jesse Love Running Part Time in ARCA No. 25

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Jesse Love will drive nine races for Venturini Motorsports in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021, the team announced Jan. 29. Love will drive the No. 25, which was raced by Michael Self last season. Gracie Trotter has also been announced for four races in the car. Love is the defending ARCA Menards Series West …

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Dale Coyne Racing, Rick Ware Racing Partnering for 2021 IndyCar Season

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Dale Coyne Racing and Rick Ware Racing are entering into a two-team partnership for the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, they announced Jan. 29. The new joint venture, named Dale Coyne Racing with RWR, will field the No. 51 full time in 2021 and the No. 52 part time, shifting the numbers from the Nos. …

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Drew Dollar Making Truck Debut With KBM, Running 8 Races

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Drew Dollar will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in 2021 with Kyle Busch Motorsports, the team announced Jan. 28. Dollar will make eight starts in KBM’s No. 51, sharing the ride with Kyle Busch and other drivers to be named. His debut will come in the season-opening race of 2021 at Daytona …

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