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Chandler Smith Driving KBM’s No. 18 in 2021

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Chandler Smith will drive full time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2020 for Kyle Busch Motorsports, the team announced Dec. 7. Smith will pilot the No. 18 previously driven by Christian Eckes. Safelite Autoglass will sponsor the full-season effort, Smith’s first in the series, for 15 races. “Since I started racing at …

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Brett Moffitt, Niece Motorsports Pairing for 2021 Truck Run

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Despite planning a full-time schedule in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, Brett Moffitt isn’t done yet with the Camping World Truck Series. Moffitt will compete for the championship in Niece Motorsports’ No. 45 in 2021 in the series, the team announced Dec. 2. “I am so thankful to Al Niece (team owner), Cody Efaw …

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George Russell Replacing Lewis Hamilton at Sakhir, Jack Aitken to Drive for Williams

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Lewis Hamilton holding the trophy for his British GP win and Driver of the Day award (Photo: Mercedes AMG)

Jack Aitken will replace George Russell at Williams Racing in the Sakhir Grand Prix this weekend, the team announced Dec. 2, while Russell competes in place of Lewis Hamilton. Russell replaces Hamilton at Mercedes after the 2020 champion tested positive for COVID-19 and will sit out the event. Aitken, meanwhile, makes his F1 debut; he’s …

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AJ Allmendinger Running Full Time for Kaulig in Xfinity

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AJ Allmendinger returns to full-time NASCAR competition in 2021, driving in the Xfinity Series for Kaulig Racing, the team announced Dec. 1. Allmendinger will drive the No. 16, which he competed in part time in 2020 for the organization. The news comes after Allmendinger retired from full-time driving in 2018. “As a part-time driver for …

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Pietro Fittipaldi Replacing Romain Grosjean at Sakhir

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Pietro Fittipaldi will make his Formula 1 debut at the Sakhir Grand Prix, Haas F1 Team announced Nov. 30. Fittipaldi will replace the injured Romain Grosjean, who escaped from a fiery crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend. In 2020, Fittipaldi has been a reserve driver for Haas. “Most importantly I’m happy Romain is …

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John Hunter Nemechek Driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports in Truck 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

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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

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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

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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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