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Bobby Labonte Putting Years of iRacing Experience to Use in Fun, Non-Weird Return to Joe Gibbs

Bobby Labonte

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After four years of retirement from the NASCAR Cup Series, Bobby Labonte is back. Well, kind of. Since the NASCAR season was suspended due to COVID-19, Labonte has been competing in the Pro Invitational Series on iRacing. “Well, my first thought was, whenever racing Atlanta [Motor Speedway] got shut down for the time being — …

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Cinderella Slipper Cracks: NASCAR iRacing Star Ty Majeski No Longer Able To Battle Cup Series Competition

2020 Las Vegas NGROTS Ty Majeski Truck Randy Lanning

(Photo: Randy Lanning)

Prior to a recent change to the NASCAR Pro Invitational Series on iRacing, Gander Outdoors RV & Truck Series rookie Ty Majeski was getting his chance to shine on a national stage. In the first two NASCAR Pro Invitational races, held at the sport’s virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway, the lineups featured 31 …

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Todd Gilliland Refuses to Give Up in ‘Most Important Year’ of His Career at Front Row Motorsports

Todd Gilliland

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

There may not have been a driver who received more criticism last season than Todd Gilliland, who failed to make the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series playoffs in Kyle Busch Motorsports equipment and went winless through his first 40 starts. He even had his then-boss Kyle Busch publicly chastise his performance on a few …

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Austin Hill Hungry for Truck Title & Respect, Getting Feet Wet in Xfinity

Austin Hill

(Photo; Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Austin Hill started last year with a lot of doubts and criticism after he replaced 2018 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt at Hattori Racing Enterprises. At the time, Hill only had one top-five finish and eight top 10s in 51 career Truck races. Granted, all of those previous starts came with …

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Johnny Sauter: A Remnant Short Track Racer From ‘An Era That’s Gone By’

2020 Daytona NGROTS Johnny Sauter Face NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Just prior to the start of the 2019 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season, Johnny Sauter was let go of his ride at GMS Racing in favor of Brett Moffitt. In the 11th hour, Sauter, the 2016 Truck champion, and his longtime crew chief Joe Shear Jr. returned to ThorSport Racing to pilot the …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ryan Dalziel on LMP2, A Disaster of a 2019 Season and Starworks

2020 ROLEX 24

(Photo: Starworks Motorsport)

Ryan Dalziel is a veteran presence in the IMSA paddock, having competed off and on in major sports car races here in the United States since 2005. In that time, Dalziel has raced everything from GT cars to Prototypes, in addition to a short stint in Champ Car back in 2007. That said, 2019 was …

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Morgan Shepherd on Landon Cassill, NASCAR Field Cuts & Rising Costs

NASCAR Xfinity Series

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

One of the biggest stories coming out of the NASCAR Xfinity Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway was Landon Cassill finishing 15th in Shepherd Racing Ventures’ No. 89. It marked the first time Morgan Shepherd‘s team was running at the finish since 2013, and it was the team’s best performance since 2009. For the first time …

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One Race To Go In David Ragan’s Full-Time Career: “Everything Just Came To A Head”

2017 Las Vegas CUP David Ragan Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

This weekend’s 2019 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway marks the end to David Ragan‘s full-time driving career in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. A career spanning almost a decade and a half at the top level of North American motorsports has included plenty of ups and downs, as Ragan competed for different teams, drove …

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Josh Williams ‘Overachieving’ at DGM Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Josh Williams is the everyday man — someone who drives race cars for a living while working on them during the week. In 2018, Williams ran the majority of the Xfinity Series schedule for DGM Racing, owned by Mario Gosselin. This season, he’s competed in 31 of 32 events, solely missing the spring race at …

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Daniel Hemric’s Got ‘Lines Dropped in the Water in All 3 Series’ for 2020

NASCAR Xfinity Series

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Daniel Hemric has had a tough rookie year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. It got even tougher when the 28-year-old found out he’s losing his ride in Richard Childress Racing’s No. 8 Chevrolet at the end of the season.  Still, Hemric is currently five points ahead of Ryan Preece for rookie of the …

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Todd Gilliland on His Future: ‘I Just Want to Race’

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last Saturday (Oct. 27) was a critical moment in Todd Gilliland‘s career. The second-year Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver had yet to win or make the playoffs for Kyle Busch Motorsports, one of the best teams in the series’ garage. But Gilliland finally silenced many of his doubters and broke through this past Saturday to …

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Scott Dixon on the Ford GT, the 2019 Season & INDYCAR

Born Racer

(Photo: John Cote/IndyCar Media)

In the world of motorsports, Scott Dixon’s place as a legend is pretty much assured.  In 19 years split between CART and what is now the NTT IndyCar Series, Dixon has 46 career victories (including the 2008 Indianapolis 500) and five championships. Outside of open-wheel racing, Dixon has dabbled in sports car racing with a …

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