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Kyle Larson Sponsored by NationsGuard for Daytona 500

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Kyle Larson will be sponsored by NationsGuard in the 2021 Daytona 500, Hendrick Motorsports announced Jan. 28. NationsGuard is the first sponsor announced for Larson’s No. 5 for 2021. It is part of the portfolio of companies owned by Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick. Additionally, NationsGuard will sponsor Larson at the Daytona International Speedway road …

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Ty Dillon Running Limited Xfinity Schedule for JGR

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Ty Dillon will run at least four races for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, the team announced Jan. 27. Dillon will drive the No. 54, which will feature a rotation of racers this year. Dillon’s schedule currently includes Daytona International Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. …

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Andy Lally Driving for Our at Daytona Road Course

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Andy Lally will return to Our Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, Our announced Jan. 27. Lally will drive the No. 03 at the Daytona International Speedway road course next month. He joins a growing roster of competitors in the No. 03 for 2021 that currently also includes Tyler Reddick, Patrick Emerling and …

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James Hinchcliffe Returning to Full Time With Andretti in 2021

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After competing in a part-time schedule with Andretti Autosport in 2020, James Hinchcliffe returns to full time with the team in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2021, the team announced Jan. 26. Hinchcliffe will pilot the team’s No. 29, fielded as part of Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport. Genesys will sponsor the effort for 10 races, …

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Corey LaJoie Picks Up Youtheory Sponsorship for Daytona

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Youtheory will adorn Corey LaJoie‘s car in the 2021 Daytona 500, Spire Motorsports announced Jan. 26. The company is also sponsoring the No. 7’s effort at the first event of the season at Phoenix Raceway. “Youtheory played a key role in helping me continue my driving career as far back as 2016,” LaJoie said in …

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Austin Cindric Adds Verizon Sponsorship for Daytona 500

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Verizon will sponsor Austin Cindric‘s bid for the Daytona 500, he announced on Twitter Jan. 26. The company will adorn Cindric’s No. 33 in what would be his NASCAR Cup Series debut should he qualify for the Great American Race. “To have such a recognizable brand like Verizon on my car is way cool for …

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eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Returning for 2021

Virtual NASCAR cars race at North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2020. Photo: NASCAR Media

(Photo: NASCAR Media)

The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series will return in 2021, NASCAR announced Jan. 26. The series initially began in 2020 as a form of competition held during the NASCAR season’s halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, with professional racers taking to the virtual speedways. This year, the 10-race schedule will complement on-track action, with midweek events …

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Ryan Vargas Running Full Time for JDM in 2021

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Ryan Vargas will run full time for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, the team announced Jan. 25. He’ll drive the No. 6, a team for which he competed in a part-time schedule in 2020. 2021 will mark Vargas’ first full-time season in a NASCAR national series. He’s competed …

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Timothy Peters Returning to Truck Series With Rackley WAR

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Timothy Peters is back full time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving for the newly formed Rackley WAR team, it announced Jan. 25. Peters will drive the No. 25 for the organization, which is co-owned by Rackley Roofing president Curtis Sutton and former series driver Willie Allen. Chad Kendrick will be the team’s …

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Jordan Anderson Racing Starting Xfinity Team

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Jordan Anderson Racing will field a car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series starting in 2021, the team announced Jan. 25. The No. 31, driven by team owner Jordan Anderson, will debut at Daytona International Speedway next month and compete in the full season. Longtime Anderson sponsor Bommarito will back the effort, with other partners to …

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IndyCar’s Season Opener Pushed Back a Week

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The season-opening race in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series has been pushed back a week. The series’ Barber Motorsports Park race will now be run on April 18, Gene Hallman, Bruno’s president/CEO said, according to IndyStar. Barber’s move comes after the 2021 season’s original opening race at St. Petersburg was moved from March to April 25. …

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