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Fire on Fridays: Will Kyle Larson Live Up to the Hendrick Hype?

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The announcement has been signed, sealed and delivered: Kyle Larson will drive for Hendrick Motorsports in 2021 in the NASCAR Cup Series. In addition to the signing of Larson, the team will bring back the No. 5, a storied number for Hendrick Motorsports that last was on track in 2017 with Kasey Kahne. Crew chief …

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Kyle Larson Reinstated By NASCAR for 2021

2020 Las Vegas Ncs Kyle Larson Face

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Kyle Larson has been reinstated by NASCAR for 2021, the organization announced on Monday, Oct. 19. The reinstatement comes six months after Larson used a racial slur during an iRacing event in April. NASCAR then suspended him indefinitely and required him to complete a sensitivity class. “NASCAR continues to prioritize diversity and inclusion across our …

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Justin Haley Returning to Kaulig Racing in Xfinity in 2021

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Justin Haley will return to Kaulig Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, the team announced Monday, Oct. 19. Haley has driven for the team full time since 2019. The 21-year-old currently sits in fifth in the playoffs, two points below the cut line. In 2020, Haley has collected three wins, 10 top fives …

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Title Hopes End for Brandon Brown, Harrison Burton, Michael Annett & Riley Herbst

Nascar Xfinity Series

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series finished up its Round of 12 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL on Oct. 10. When the checkered flag flew, eight drivers’ hopes of reaching glory in Phoenix Raceway survived, while another four had theirs collapse. Brandon Brown, Harrison Burton, Michael Annett and Riley Herbst were on the wrong side of the …

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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Xfinity Drivers Who Could Move to Cup in 2021

Nascar Xfinity Series

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We are in the midst of that time of year again: silly season. While many moves have been made between NASCAR Cup Series drivers, there is always the underlying presence of Xfinity Series drivers making the big leap. The 2020 season saw four successful drivers from NASCAR’s lower divisions, specifically the Xfinity Series, move up: …

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Matt DiBenedetto a Bridesmaid Again, Settles for 2nd at Las Vegas

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Matt DiBenedetto flexed his muscles Sunday night (Sept. 29) in the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 29-year-old came up just short of his first NASCAR Cup Series career win, finishing second at the 1.5-mile track. He was close… but no cigar. DiBenedetto had a shot, restarting alongside winner Kurt Busch three …

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Erik Jones Boosts Free Agency Stock with 3rd at Bristol

Nascar Cup Series

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While the majority of attention was on the 16 playoff drivers, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Erik Jones was able to bring home a strong third-place finish in Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops Night Race 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 24-year-old was presented a tall order before the race even started when his No. 20 …

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