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Brad Keselowski Gains Matt McCall as 2022 Crew Chief

2021 Dover Cup Brad Keselowski NKP

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Crew chief Matt McCall will join Roush Fenway Racing and the No. 6 of Brad Keselowski for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, the team announced Nov. 2. The veteran crew chief will be entering his eighth consecutive season on top of the pit box in 2022, as he ends his tenure with Chip Ganassi Racing, …

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Networks, Start Times Announced for 2022 NASCAR Season

Daniel Hemric Martinsville 2021 Xfinity pack racing NKP

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NASCAR announced its networks and air times for all races of its three national series for the duration of the 2022 schedule on Nov. 2. One of the biggest changes to the network schedule is the increase of network broadcasts throughout next year’s NASCAR Cup Series schedule, which features a growth from 17 network broadcasts …

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Dean Thompson Running Full Time for Niece in 2022

Conor Daly No. 44 truck of Niece Motorsports races in 2021 Las Vegas race Photo NKP

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Dean Thompson will join Niece Motorsports for his first full-time season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022, the team announced Nov. 2. “To say I’m excited for next season is definitely an understatement,” Thompson said in a team release.  “I’m honored to have the chance to drive these Niece Motorsports Chevrolets.  I’ve …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Series Provides NASCAR Gateway for F1 & IndyCar Drivers

Santino Ferrucci NASCAR IndyCar

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On the same day that Ty Gibbs won his fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series race of the season at Kansas Speedway last Saturday (Oct. 23), a connection between two very different racing series was being made in Austin, Texas. The Circuit of the Americas in Austin hosted the United States Grand Prix weekend in front of …

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Adam Stevens Among Suspended Crew Members After Kansas Penalties

Christopher Bell Adam Stevens Kansas

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Christopher Bell‘s crew chief Adam Stevens has been suspended for one Cup Series event after failing post-race inspection following the Hollywood Casino 400 last weekend (Oct. 24) at Kansas Speedway. The No. 20 team was found to have two lug nuts loose during the inspection, resulting in the suspension of Stevens for the upcoming race …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Race Martinsville Xfinity Event in Spring 2022

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Xfinity Series

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced his planned entry in next year’s spring NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Martinsville Speedway on April 8 on his Dale Jr. Download podcast Tuesday (Oct. 26). “I love short tracks. People ask me all the time, ‘What was your favorite track?’ I either say Martinsville or Bristol,” Earnhardt Jr. said on his podcast. …

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Multiple Lug Nut Infractions in Cup & Xfinity Following Texas Weekend

Tyler Reddick races in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader Echopark Automotive 500 playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Several NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series teams were penalized after the past weekend’s races at Texas Motor Speedway. All penalties are for lug nut infractions as each vehicle of Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, and Tyler Reddick was found to have one improperly installed lug nut. As a result, crew chiefs Matt McCall (Kurt Busch), Seth Chavka …

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Nick Sanchez to Race Limited 2022 Xfinity Schedule with BJ McLeod Motorsports

2021 ARCA Phoenix Nick Sanchez, No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

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Nick Sanchez will join BJ McLeod Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series next year for a part-time schedule, the team announced Tuesday, Oct. 19. The ARCA Menards Series driver and NASCAR Drive for Diversity prospect will be making his debut in the top three NASCAR national series with his new partnership with the six-year-old Xfinity …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Eliminated Playoff Driver Will Bounce Back Best in 2022?

William Byron’s No. 24 AXALTA rainbow colored Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet racing with Tyler Reddick’s No. 8 Richard Childress Chevy at 2021 Kansas NASCAR Cup race

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NASCAR VP Scott Miller said the sanctioning body will “do what we think is necessary” to put a stop to the feud between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick. Is it time for NASCAR to step in? Josh Roller: I’m neutral on this, because on one hand, the feud is creating a talking point and excitement for …

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Alan Gustafson: NASCAR Told Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick Teams ‘They’ve Had Enough’

2021 Bristol II Cup Chase Elliott Kevin Harvick racing Brian Lawdermilk Getty

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Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick‘s feud has likely come to an end following a phone conversation between members of both teams and NASCAR officials on Oct. 13. AP’s Jenna Fryer initially reported on the call, the existence of which was confirmed by Elliott’s crew chief Alan Gustafson in an interview on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Oct. …

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