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Brandon Jones Returning to Joe Gibbs Racing in Xfinity in 2021

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For the fourth straight season, Brandon Jones will drive for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Jones will drive for the team in 2021, JGR announced today, Oct. 13. He will return to the No. 19 he’s driven in 2018, 2019 and 2020. We are excited to welcome @BrandonJonesRac back for the 2021 …

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Natalie Decker Cleared to Return to Racing

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After missing two races due to a medical condition, Natalie Decker has been cleared to return to competition in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, she tweeted Oct. 10. Decker will drive for Niece Motorsports in two more races this season, at Texas Motor Speedway and Martinsville Speedway, in the No. 44. She …

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NASCAR 101: Xfinity, Truck Debuts May End Up the Worst They’ve Ever Been in 2020

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The day is March 6, 2020. This column posits that the NASCAR Xfinity Series is off to its best start in six years when it comes to debuting drivers, thanks to an influx of newcomers that saw six racers make their first Xfinity starts in the first four races of the 2020 season. “…it’s a …

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NASCAR 101: Here’s What Changes on the 2021 Cup Schedule

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ 2021 schedule is here, and if you’ve been a vocal advocate for change in the series the last few years, you should check this one out. Is it a wholesale upending of the status quo? No. Are there still some problems folks are probably debating on social media as we speak? …

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NASCAR 101: Most Wins in a Cup Season in the Modern Era

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With nine wins in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season after his Bristol Motor Speedway victory last weekend, Kevin Harvick stands at the precipice of accomplishing something no driver has in well over a decade: a win column that breaks into the double digits. And with the way 2020 has gone for Harvick and the …

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Denny Hamlin & Michael Jordan Starting Cup Team, Bubba Wallace to Drive

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Bubba Wallace has found a home for 2021, thanks to Denny Hamlin. And Michael Jordan. Wallace will drive for a newly formed Cup team owned by Hamlin and basketball legend Jordan in 2021, Hamlin announced Sept. 21. The single-car Cup team does not currently have a number or make announced. Sponsorship has also not been …

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Entry List: 2020 South Carolina Education Lottery 200

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The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series travels this weekend to Darlington Raceway for the first time since the early 2010s, and 34 trucks are entered, meaning all will race, barring any entry list changes. The Nos. 00 and 33 for Reaume Brothers Racing will feature Josh Reaume and Bryant Barnhill, respectively. Codie Rohrbaugh …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers Racing in Lower Series Than They Have in Years Past

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After nearly three years away from the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Korbin Forrister returns to the circuit in this weekend’s Dover International Speedway doubleheader, driving the No. 36 for DGM Racing. Forrister, a mostly part-time competitor in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series since 2014 (including seven starts in 2020), is no stranger to Xfinity. …

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Marco Andretti Scores Indianapolis 500 Pole, First for Andrettis Since 1987

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For the first time in 33 years, an Andretti will lead the Indianapolis 500 field to the green flag from the front row. Marco Andretti paced the field in the final qualifying session for the 2020 Indy 500 Aug. 16 to win the pole for next Sunday’s race. Andretti sported a four-lap average of 231.068 …

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