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Taylor Gray Healthy, Aiming for ARCA Wins

2021 Elko ARCA Taylor Gray NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After his first year of competing across all three ARCA series yielded one win (coming in the 2020 penultimate ARCA Menards Series West race), 13 top fives and 20 top 10s, Taylor Gray seemed destined to record even better results in year two. In addition to racing part-time in the ARCA Menards Series and full-time …

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Anthony Alfredo Eyeing Improvement Through ‘Challenging’ Rookie Season

Anthony Alfredo NASCAR 2021 Texas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Anthony Alfredo is in the midst of his first season as a NASCAR Cup Series driver. But 2021 also marks the first full-time ride Alfredo has gotten in any of NASCAR’s three national touring series. One year after competing on a part-time basis for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Alfredo sits 30th …

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Luke Fenhaus on Runner-Up SRX Finish, Battling Motorsports Legends & Slinger Nationals

Luke Fenhaus, SRX Slinger

(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

In Saturday (July 10) night’s Superstar Racing Experience event at Slinger Speedway in Wisconsin, 17-year-old Luke Fenhaus held his own against the likes of Tony Stewart, Bobby Labonte and Helio Castroneves for most of the night. Securing a spot in the SRX race by way of a super late model triumph in the Slinger Nationals, …

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Doug Coby: ‘I Am Different Than What You Usually See’ In NASCAR Truck Series

Doug Coby stands at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race Photo: Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade NKP)

Six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified champion Doug Coby is living out a dream. His win in the series opener for SRX at Stafford Motor Speedway June 12 opened the eyes of many who had never heard of the 41-year-old dominating on short tracks throughout the northeast. While other Modified regulars, like Ryan Preece, got their shot …

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Landon Cassill Happy to Help JD Motorsports, But Still Has Eyes on NASCAR Cup

2021 Xfinity Martinsville Landon Cassill (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Landon Cassill closed out the 2019 season with a 15th-place finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the best finish for Shepherd Racing Ventures since 2009. But in the time following that, Cassill lost his NASCAR Cup Series ride with StarCom Racing during the offseason and didn’t have an NXS gig after …

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Corey LaJoie on Spire Motorsports, His Future & Rebounding After Sluggish Results

Corey Lajoie COTA 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Corey LaJoie‘s year has not started the way he hoped. Halfway through the regular season, LaJoie sits 30th in points with a lone top-10 in the Daytona 500 and two top-20 finishes, the only other coming at Circuit of the Americas on Sunday [May 23], where he also scored stage points by finishing fifth in …

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Michael McDowell Feels Like ‘Real Valued Asset’ for 1st Time With Front Row Motorsports

NASCAR Cup Series

#34: Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang Fr8Auctions

Michael McDowell is having the best season of his career. After beginning his NASCAR Cup Series tenure with Michael Waltrip Racing, McDowell bounced between teams for a number of years before landing at Front Row Motorsports, where 2021 marks his fourth season with the Ford stable. A name that previously only sparked flashbacks of his …

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Ty Majeski Running Charlotte, Nashville for ThorSport

Ty Majeski sits before Iowa 2020 Truck race competing for Niece Motorsports

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ty Majeski is heading back to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for two races with ThorSport Racing, the team announced Tuesday (May 11). The 26-year-old will hop behind the wheel of the No. 66 Toyota at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28 as well as at Nashville Superspeedway on June 18. Majeski ran the …

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Alex Bowman Discusses Short Track Racing, Competing in Public Eye & 2021 Success

NASCAR Cup Series

#48: Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Ally

Alex Bowman‘s win at Richmond Raceway in late April locked him into the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The victory was the first for Bowman at a short track, as well as the first points-paying win for primary sponsor Ally Financial. With Bowman’s move to the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the offseason, it …

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Tyler Reddick Dishes on Early Inconsistency, Fatherhood & Playoffs

Tyler Reddick Richmond 2021

#8: Tyler Reddick, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Childress Vineyards

Tyler Reddick is trying to navigate his way through a bumpy start to 2021. Through 10 races, the driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing sits 22nd in points with one top five and four top 10s, including a seventh-place effort at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday (April 25). While those four top …

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Part-Time Pains: Kaz Grala Talks Racing Cup at Talladega, Future NASCAR Goals

#16: Kaz Grala, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Hyperice

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kaz Grala continues to run part-time in NASCAR this season, primarily in the Cup Series for Kaulig Racing. After a brake-line fire near his right-rear tire ended his night in the Daytona 500, Grala is back this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway (April 24-25) looking to complete his first 500-mile event. Grala also competed in the …

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Teammates James Davison, Cody Ware Have Lengthy Path to Mend Relationship After Martinsville Feud

Teammates James Davison and Cody Ware race at 2021 spring Martinsville Cup Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Despite its best outing of the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season Sunday (April 11) at Martinsville Speedway, Rick Ware Racing left the track with inner turmoil due to a feud between drivers James Davison and Cody Ware. RWR placed all four of its cars in the top 30 for the first time since Talladega Superspeedway …

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