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NASCAR Implements Safety Updates for Road Courses, Superspeedways

Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Ryan Blaney lead a pack of cars at spring Talladega Cup race, large checkered flag featured, Photo Sean Gardner Getty Images

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Following a month of safety incidents that included a blow-over incident involving Joey Logano at Talladega Superspeedway earlier this year in April and visibility issues at Circuit of the Americas, both in the NASCAR Cup Series,, NASCAR announced June 8 it will implement new safety precautions to its road course and superspeedway packages. For the …

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Wood Brothers Racing Parts Ways With Crew Chief Greg Erwin

Matt DiBenedetto at 2021 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte NASCAR Cup race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Starting with this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Texas, Wood Brothers Racing has decided to make some personnel changes on top of the pit box of the No. 21 Ford Mustang, driven by Matt DiBenedetto. Greg Erwin, the team’s crew chief for the last three years, has been let go. His replacement will …

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Friday Faceoff: Has Ryan Newman Had a Hall-of-Fame Career?

Ryan Newman at 2021 spring Phoenix Cup race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 in the NASCAR Cup Series has just two top-five finishes since Kyle Larson’s tenure ended more than a year ago. What’s wrong at CGR, and what should be done? Josh Roller: The No. 42 with Ross Chastain behind the wheel is heading in the right direction in 2021, despite only …

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Jesse Iwuji Wins 4th iRacing Fan Vote for Chicago Street Course

2021 Chicago street iRacing preview eNASCAR photo iRacing

(Photo: iRacing via NASCAR Media)

For the fifth eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event in 2021, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Jesse Iwuji will join the NASCAR Cup Series virtual field this Wednesday, June 2. After winning his fourth fan vote award, Iwuji will be a part of the first ever NASCAR-sanctioned event on the newly added Chicago Street Course, a …

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Crew Chief Kevin Bellicourt Suspended after Charlotte Lug Nut Penalty

#77: Justin Haley, Spire Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Walmart Charlotte Cup NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Among the fines given out within the post-race penalty report from last weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Spire Motorsports crew chief Kevin Bellicourt has been suspended for one NASCAR Cup Series event following a lug nut infraction. According to the penalty report, the crew chief of the No. 77 Spire Motorsports entry driven …

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SRX Adds Camping World As Title Sponsor

Tony Stewart

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The Superstar Racing Experience, the upcoming new racing series started by Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham, has its first title sponsor through Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis and his $1 million Plating Change donation. Camping World will sponsor the Camping World SRX Series in its inaugural season this year, SRX announced June 1. “At every …

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Entry List: 2021 Dawn 150

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Logo

For the first time in 2021, the ARCA Menards Series will make right and left turns as the series visits the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend. The entry list for Friday’s race has 16 cars entered in the 42-lap event, meaning all drivers automatically qualify, barring any entry list changes. Brandon Jones is one …

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Entry List: 2021 General Tire 150

2019 Charlotte ARCA Michael Self Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The ARCA Menards Series will do battle for the second consecutive week after spending last weekend on the Toledo Speedway short track. This Memorial Day weekend, it’ll join the NASCAR scene at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 100-lap General Tire 150. All 26 drivers on the entry list for Saturday night’s event will race on …

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Todd Gilliland Wins Inaugural COTA Truck Series Race

2021 Trucks COTA Todd Gilliland checkered flag celebrate Jared C Tilton Getty

Todd Gilliland celebrating his win at the first Truck race at COTA (credit: Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images)

In a race that was full of road course specialists battling in slippery race conditions, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Todd Gilliland took the victory in the first-ever NASCAR event at Circuit of the Americas just outside Austin, Texas. It is the 2021 DAYTONA 500 Champion race team Front Row Motorsports’ first win in …

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Tyler Ankrum Wins COTA Truck Series Pole

Tyler Ankrum at COTA, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As if qualifying a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series truck on the complex 3.41-mile long Circuit of the Americas for the first time ever wasn’t hard enough, Tyler Ankrum also had to do it in the rain. Despite the tricky weather conditions, Ankrum still grabbed the pole for today’s inaugural truck series race at COTA …

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Jesse Iwuji Wins 3rd Pro Invitational Fan Vote to Join Dale Earnhardt Jr, Clint Bowyer & NASCAR Cup Field

iRacing at Talladega

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Before NASCAR’s best take to the Austin, Texas-based Circuit of the Americas in real life competition for the first time ever this coming weekend, they’ll do virtual battle on iRacing on Wednesday, May 19. The field for Round Four of the 2021 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Inviational Series at COTA has been set. Among them will …

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