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John Hunter Nemechek Driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports in Truck Series

NASCAR Cup Series

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John Hunter Nemechek is returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2021, joining Kyle Busch Motorsports, the team announced Nov. 23. Nemechek will drive the No. 4 full time. “Kyle [Busch, owner] and Samantha [Busch] with the support of Toyota have built an organization that has won races and championships on a consistent …

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Here Is the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Schedule

2020 Trucks Talladega pack racing NKP

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The final piece of the 2021 NASCAR national series has fallen into place, as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series announced its 22-race schedule Nov. 19. As with the Cup and Xfinity series schedules, the 2021 Truck circuit brings multiple changes and venue moves, including the series’ first races at Circuit of the Americas and …

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Noah Gragson Retains Bass Pro Shops, TrueTimber, Black Rifle Sponsorship for 2021

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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Noah Gragson‘s car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series will look a lot like it did in 2021, JR Motorsports announced Nov. 19. Bass Pro Shops, TrueTimber Camo and Black Rifle Coffee will act as co-primary sponsors for Gragson’s No. 9 in the series for the full 2021 season. “I’m excited that Bass Pro Shops will …

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John Hunter Nemechek, Front Row Motorsports Part Ways

NASCAR Cup Series

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Following his rookie season in the NASCAR Cup Series, John Hunter Nemechek has left Front Row Motorsports, the team announced Nov. 16. Nemechek drove the No. 38 for the organization in his first full-time Cup season in 2020, scoring three top 10s and finishing 27th in points. According to FRM’s statement, Nemechek informed the team …

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Jeb Burton Driving for Kaulig Racing Full Time in 2021

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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Jeb Burton will move to Kaulig Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, the team announced Nov. 16. Burton will drive full time in the organization’s No. 10, replacing Ross Chastain, who moves to Chip Ganassi Racing in the Cup Series. In 2020, Burton drove a part-time schedule for JR Motorsports in its No. …

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Brett Moffitt Moving to Xfinity, Our Motorsports Full Time in 2021

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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Brett Moffitt is moving full time to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021. Moffitt will drive the No. 02 for Our Motorsports, the team announced Nov. 12. The former Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series champion was the No. 02’s primary driver in 2020, competing in 29 of the season’s 33 races. He earned one …

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Daniel Hemric Joins Joe Gibbs Racing in Xfinity for 2021

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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Daniel Hemric will drive the No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, JGR announced Nov. 12 Hemric replaces Riley Herbst, who has not yet announced his plans for the season. In 2020, Hemric competed part time for JR Motorsports in the series in its No. 8. In …

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NASCAR 101: Our Storylines of 2020, Revisited

NASCAR Cup Series

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For the fourth year in a row, the final NASCAR 101 before the NASCAR season finale takes a look back at the columns written here throughout the year to see if any updates to the storylines tackled are warranted. It’s a bit of an odd one this year, given the lack of columns for a multi-week …

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NASCAR 101: Who Didn’t Return to NASCAR in 2020?

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This is the sixth year this column has tackled the roster of drivers who didn’t race in at least one of NASCAR’s three national series in 2020, and somehow the list seems longer this year. That’s probably due in part to the ever-present elephant in the room, the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only were multiple drivers’ …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Drive 1 Xfinity Race in 2021, Unilever Re-Ups With JR Motorsports

Dale Earnhardt Jr. smiling

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. will run at least one NASCAR Xfinity Series race in 2021, as Unilever announced an extension of its sponsorship of JR Motorsports Oct. 27 that includes the stipulation that it’ll sponsor Earnhardt in one race. It will mark the fourth straight season in which Earnhardt will drive in one event for his …

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Josh Berry Running Part Time for JR Motorsports in Xfinity in 2021

2016 Xfinity Iowa

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Josh Berry will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, driving the No. 8 for JR Motorsports, team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced on SiriusXM’s NASCAR channel on Oct. 22. Berry will compete in 12 races for the team, all coming in the first half of the season. Sam Mayer is scheduled to drive …

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NASCAR 101: NASCAR’s Racing Women of the Last Decade

2019 Madison ARCA Hailie Deegan Face Jay Alley

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In this weekend’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway, Hailie Deegan becomes the latest in a line of women to race in NASCAR’s national series. Deegan, a full-time competitor in the ARCA Menards Series in 2020 for DGR-Crosley, will strap into DGR’s No. 17, making her Truck debut. She’s not …

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