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A Closer Look At ARCA: Venturini Motorsports Will be Ready to Go Once COVID-19 Ends

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The ARCA Menards Series is not unique to the COVID-19 pandemic; it has affected all levels of racing. Several NASCAR Xfinity Series teams are coping with it in various ways, per Dustin Albino’s recent Eyes on Xfinity columns. In the NASCAR Gander & RV Outdoors Truck Series, ThorSport Racing has not laid off any of …

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Corey LaJoie, Plan B Sales Team Up for Kansas Speedway

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Plan B Sales is continuing its support within stock car racing. Friday, April 24 they announced a primary sponsorship with Corey LaJoie for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway later this season. Go Fas Racing made the announcement via a tweet. The 2020 Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway will take place on Sunday, …

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North Carolina Extends Stay-at-Home Order, Allowing NASCAR Team Employees to Return to Shops

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North Carolina has extended its stay-at-home order through May 8, the AP reports. The announcement allows NASCAR race team employees to return to work at their race shops. North Carolina Governor Cooper reiterated those workers need to maintain social distancing. “From the information that I have now, already under our state executive order, they can …

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IndyCar Announces Revised 2020 Schedule

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule has been revised, officials announced Monday (April 6). The Detroit Grand Prix has been canceled, two previously scheduled events have become doubleheaders, and a third race has been set at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The IndyCar Series will now have 15 races, an …

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NASCAR Delays Debut of Next Gen Car Until 2022

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Thursday (April 2) NASCAR announced it will delay the debut of the Next Gen car by one year, until the start of its 2022 season. The sanctioning body claimed it had no choice as a result of the current COVID-19 illness sweeping across the United States. “Due to challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic, the …

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IndyCar Postpones Races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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The two NTT IndyCar Series races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway have been rescheduled, series officials announced Thursday afternoon (March 26). Both the GMR Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500 have been moved from their respective dates in May due to COVID-19. The Indy 500 will now take place on Sunday, Aug. 23. Its start time …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge First Race Entry List

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On Thursday, March 26, IndyCar released the entry list for its iRacing event this Saturday. Twenty-five drivers are entered for the first of the six races of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge. Reigning series champion Josef Newgarden, 2019 Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud and former series champion Will Power are some of the notable drivers entered. …

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Chandler Smith Hangs on in Overtime, Wins ARCA Race at Phoenix

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As a guest broadcaster for Fox Sports 1, reigning NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series champion Matt Crafton perfectly summarized Chandler Smith‘s win in the ARCA Menards Series race at Phoenix Raceway. “He didn’t have the fastest car, but he put it altogether there at the end.” Smith took advantage of an overtime restart …

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William Byron, Chase Elliott Lead Cup Series Practices at Phoenix

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Fresh off the win by Alex Bowman at Auto Club Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports displayed speed in the two NASCAR Cup Series practices at Phoenix Raceway. Teammates William Byron and Chase Elliott led the two NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions Friday (March 6). Byron paced the field in the opening practice session and Elliott posted the …

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