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A Matured Noah Gragson Leads NASCAR Xfinity Points While Gaining Cup Experience

Noah Gragson, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Now in his fourth year with JR Motorsports, Noah Gragson finds himself at the top of the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings after a historic start to the season.  Gragson started the season with four straight top-three finishes (including a dominant win at Phoenix Raceway), joining Kevin Harvick as the only other driver in Xfinity history …

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Bobby Dotter Reflects on 1st Team Victory, Ownership in NASCAR

2022 Fontana NXS Cole Custer victory lane

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Bobby Dotter is probably primarily known in NASCAR for his co-ownership of SS Greenlight Racing, which fields the Nos. 07 and 08 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and spent some time as a Camping World Truck Series team as well. He currently fields cars in NXS for Joe Graf Jr. and David Starr. But thanks …

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Thad Moffitt Discusses New Truck Series Ride & Being Part of Petty Lineage

2022 Trucks Daytona Thad Moffitt (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Thad Moffitt is the grandson of Richard Petty, the NASCAR Cup Series’ all-time wins leader and one of three drivers with a record seven series championships, and great-grandson of Lee Petty, the winner of the first Daytona 500.  This year, he’s racing part time in the No. 43 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World …

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Matt DiBenedetto Discusses Trials & Finding Happiness in New Truck Series Ride

Matt DiBenedetto, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Matt DiBenedetto is taking on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series full time for the first time in 2022, piloting the No. 25 Rackley W.A.R. Chevrolet.  In his debut with the team and in the series at Daytona International Speedway, DiBenedetto finished 10th. It seems like a step down for many in the NASCAR world …

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Kevin Conway on His NASCAR Cup Rookie Campaign, Smooge Racing & ExtenZe

Kevin Conway during the grid walk prior to the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 1/29/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

To NASCAR fans, when you mention the name Kevin Conway, a couple of thoughts might come to mind. Newer fans may not know much about him. But for those who have followed the sport for a while, they might remember Conway attempting to race the full NASCAR Cup Series schedule in 2010 with primary sponsorship …

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From Daytona to Dagobah: Is Matt Mills NASCAR’s Biggest Star Wars Fan?

Matt Mills poses on pit road at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

#5: Matt Mills, B.J. McLeod Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro J.F. Electric

What if I told you that the NASCAR Xfinity Series field now had one of biggest Star Wars nerds in racing?  Matt Mills is in the midst of his third full year in the series driving the No. 5 (or Red Five) — and sometimes the No. 99 — for BJ McLeod Motorsports. He’s having …

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Jeb Burton Discusses Ride Search, Hunting & Hokie Love

NASCAR Xfinity Series

#10: Jeb Burton, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Nutrien Ag Solutions

The past few days have been less than ideal for Jeb Burton.  On Saturday (Oct. 9), he was eliminated from his first-ever NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs, with cousin Harrison Burton beating him out for the last spot. Later that night, Burton’s beloved Virginia Tech Hokies football team lost to Notre Dame after leading late in …

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Kyle Petty Finds ‘Another Chapter’ of Life with Return of Music Career & Charity Ride

2007 Watkins Glen Cup Kyle Petty Nigel Kinrade Autostock

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/Autostock)

Kyle Petty may have driven his final NASCAR race 13 years ago, but he’s just as busy as ever.  In fact, Petty’s in the midst of one of his biggest years professionally. In addition to returning as an analyst for NASCAR on NBC and host of Coffee With Kyle, he started another show for the …

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Teenage Jesse Love Learning in His ARCA Races

2021 ARCA Toledo Jesse Love (Credit: Nic Anaya/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Nic Anaya/ARCA Racing used with permission

Before he earned his driver’s license, Jesse Love became the champion of a NASCAR-owned series. As a 15-year-old, Love won the 2020 ARCA Menards Series West title on the strength of three wins. He also debuted in the ARCA Menards Series, scoring two top fives and two top 10s in his four starts. This year, …

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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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Could Denny Hamlin Add Track Owner to His Résumé via Southside Speedway?

NASCAR Cup Series

#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Freight

In addition to being a future Hall of Fame NASCAR Cup Series driver, a father, a charity runner and a basketball league commissioner, Denny Hamlin added a significant title to his résumé this year by becoming the co-owner of 23XI Racing with NBA legend Michael Jordan. Now, there’s the possibility that Hamlin could wear one …

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