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Bubba Wallace Adds Wheaties Sponsorship

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Bubba Wallace will feature Wheaties sponsorship on his No. 23 for 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022, Wheaties announced Dec. 13. Though the release reveals that Wheaties will partner with 23XI throughout 2022, the only announced race with primary sponsorship for the No. 23 is at Auto Club Speedway. The sponsorship coincides …

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Todd Bodine Returning to Trucks With Halmar Friesen

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Todd Bodine will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022, he announced via an interview with FOX Sports Dec. 13. Bodine will drive six races for Halmar Friesen Racing, with sponsorship from Camping World. The sixth race, coming at Pocono Raceway, will mark Bodine’s 800th NASCAR start, provided that he qualifies for …

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Chase Briscoe Adds Mahindra Sponsorship

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Mahindra will sponsor Chase Briscoe‘s No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing team in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022, SHR announced Dec. 10. The Mahindra scheme will debut at the Busch Light Clash before returning for the season-opening Daytona 500. “The NASCAR Cup Series is the toughest racing I’ve ever been a part of. It’s so competitive,” …

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Sage Karam, Santino Ferrucci Entering Indy 500 With Dreyer & Reinbold

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Sage Karam and Santino Ferrucci will enter the 2022 Indianapolis 500 in the NTT IndyCar Series with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, DRR announced Dec. 9. 2022 marks Karam’s eighth Indy 500 attempt with DRR and ninth overall, while it’ll be Ferrucci’s DRR debut and fourth Indy 500 attempt. “We believe the talent of these drivers …

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Landon Cassill Joins Kaulig in Xfinity

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Landon Cassill is moving to Kaulig Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022, Kaulig announced Dec. 9. Cassill will drive the No. 10 full time, sponsored by Voyager Digital. Via the sponsorship, Cassill’s salary will be paid fully in cryptocurrency. “We are really excited to bring Landon Cassill onboard for the 2022 season,” Chris …

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GMS/Petty Merger Called Petty GMS Motorsports

Erik Jones racing at Martinsville Speedway, October, 2021. Photo: NKP

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The merger between GMS Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series will be referred to as Petty GMS Motorsports, it announced Dec. 7. Richard Petty will serve as chairman of the organization, while the two-car operation will be based out of GMS’ existing property in Statesville, N.C. While Erik Jones‘ No. 43 …

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McDonald’s Expands 23XI Sponsorship

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McDonald’s will expand its sponsorship of 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022, representing both of the team’s cars, 23XI announced Dec. 7. The restaurant chain sponsored Bubba Wallace‘s No. 23 in a limited schedule in 2021 and will do so again in 2022, including at the season-opening Daytona 500. Additionally, it will …

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Kris Wright Joining Niece Motorsports

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Kris Wright will move to Niece Motorsports for 2022 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the team announced Dec. 7. Wright will drive the No. 44 full time. “I’m looking forward to joining the Niece Motorsports organization in 2022,” Wright said in a team release.  “I learned a lot last year that I think …

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Hill Motorsports Expanding to 2 Teams

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Hill Motorsports will field two teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022, the team announced Dec. 6. Timmy Hill will pilot the organization’s existing No. 56 full time. The second truck, whose number has not yet been revealed, does not yet have a driver lineup announced, though it’s expected that the schedule …

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