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ARCA Preview: 2021 Michigan, Illinois State Fairgrounds Races

2020 ARCA Michigan Pack Racing Riley Herbst, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Ryan Repko, No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

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In two days, the ARCA Menards Series drivers will complete a combined 200 laps at two different racetracks. Of those 200 laps, 100 laps will be completed at Michigan International Speedway on Friday (Aug. 20) in the Henry Ford Health Systems 200. Two days later,  the series will travel about 400 miles to the Illinois …

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Entry List: 2021 Allen Crowe 100

2020 ARCA Springfield Pack Racing - Michael Self, No. 25 Venturini Motorsports Toyota (Credit: Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing used with permission

Two days after competing at Michigan International Speedway, ARCA Menards Series drivers will race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Sixteen drivers are entered for the Allen Crowe 100, the first of two dirt races for ARCA this year. NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Justin Allgaier will pilot the No. 16 Chevrolet with Kelly Kovski atop the …

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Josh Berry In for Michael Annett at Michigan

#8: Josh Berry, JR Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Tire Pros

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As Michael Annett continues to recover from his recent leg surgery, he will once again not compete at the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway, JR Motorsports announced Aug. 18. Josh Berry will replace him, driving the No. 1 Chevrolet this weekend. This will be the fourth race this season that Annett has …

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Kyle Larson Starting on Pole in Michigan Cup Race

Kyle Larson during the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 8/15/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Larson will start first when the NASCAR Cup Series makes its lone stop to Michigan International Speedway this year. The starting lineup for the 2021 FireKeepers Casino 400 was set via qualifying metric after the previous race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course was set by on-track qualifying. Larson is a five-time winner …

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Austin Cindric Starting Michigan Xfinity Race From Pole

#22: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Car Shop

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The 2021 New Holland 250 will see the two NASCAR winners at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course start on the front row; Austin Cindric will start first and AJ Allmendinger will start second. Cindric won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Indy road course for his fifth win this season. Allmendinger won the …

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Formula 1 Cancels Japanese Grand Prix

2020 Belgian Formula 1 James Moy

The Belgian Grand Prix (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

Formula 1 officials have canceled the Japanese Grand Prix, it was announced Wednesday (August 18). The event was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Following ongoing discussions with the promoter and authorities in Japan the decision has been taken by the Japanese government to cancel the race this season due to ongoing complexities of …

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Chris Buescher Trying To Get Out of Summer Slide

Chris Buescher looks on at Circuit of the Americas NASCAR Cup 2021 NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Since the start of summer, Chris Buescher has gone from looking like a postseason lock to needing a miracle just to make it in the playoffs. Following a finish of eighth in the Coca-Cola 600 Memorial Day Weekend, Buescher was the last driver above the playoff cutline with a 55-point cushion. Since then? It’s been …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Turn 6 Curb Was Not Appealing

Kyle Larson during the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 8/15/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. The Turn 6 curb was not appealing If you have seen the highlights, you know one of the premier storylines from this historic 2021 August edition of racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Turn 6 was problematic all race weekend, from the second either a NASCAR or IndyCar turned onto the asphalt. Scott McLaughlin and …

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Indianapolis Road Course Turn 6 Curbs Cause 2 Wrecks

2021 Indy road Indianapolis Cup Joey Logano pack racing NKP

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. — As the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course hit less than 10 laps to go in its scheduled distance, a debris caution wiped away Hendrick Motorsports’ dominance up front. Who knew it was also about to wipe away half the field, causing millions in sheet metal …

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