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Crew Chiefs for Martin Truex Jr., Aric Almirola Fined After Bristol Lug Nut Infractions

2021 Cup Bristol Ii Aric Almirola Nkp

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The crew chiefs of the No. 19 of Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 10 of Aric Almirola have each been fined $10,000 following lug nut infractions found during post-race inspection in the NASCAR Cup Series on Sept. 18, NASCAR announced Sept. 21. Both Mike Bugarewicz of the Stewart-Haas Racing team and James Small of …

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Roush Fenway, Violet Defense Form Multi-Year Partnership

Ryan Newman for Roush Fenway Racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 2021 NASCAR Cup Series race, NKP

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Roush Fenway Racing brings aboard a new primary sponsor in Violet Defense for multiple NASCAR Cup Series races throughout the remainder of 2021 and through both 2022 and 2023, the team announced Tuesday morning (Sept. 21). The germ-killing company will brand both of the team’s Ford Mustangs for a number of events, starting this upcoming …

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Friday Faceoff: Candy Eggs, Easter Bunnies & NASCAR Racing?

Alex Bowman at 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Michigan race

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Kurt Busch and Alex Bowman are tied for the final playoff position above the cutoff heading to Bristol Motor Speedway. Who has the better odds of claiming the 12th slot? Luken Glover: Kurt Busch has a whopping six wins in Thunder Valley, including five top 10s in the last seven races at Bristol. In 10 starts …

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L.A. Memorial Coliseum to Host Cup Series’ 2022 Clash

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

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For the first time since 1971, the NASCAR Cup Series will race in a football stadium. The best in the stock car racing business will race in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the Clash will move from its original venue of the east coast Daytona International Speedway to the west coast football stadium, FOX …

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2 Cup Teams Penalized, Crew Chief Suspended after Richmond

Justin Haley No. 77 car at Richmond

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Two NASCAR Cup Series teams and one Xfinity Series team were penalized following the events at Richmond Raceway this past Saturday, Sept. 11. Richmond winner Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 19 Toyota team crew chief James Small was fined $10,000 for an unsecured lug nut that was found in the post-race inspection. The No. 77 Chevrolet …

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Entry List: 2021 Bush’s Beans 200

2020 ARCA Bristol Pack Racing Sam Mayer, No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet, and Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: NKP)

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Only three events are left on the 2021 ARCA Menards Series’ calendar as the close championship battle heads to Bristol Motor Speedway this Thursday night (Sept. 16) for its annual visit to the Worlds Fastest Half-Mile. A total of 30 teams are entered for the the 200-lap race, meaning all participants are automatically qualified while …

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Justin Allgaier Staying With JRM in 2022, Brandt to Sponsor 20 Xfinity Races

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Justin Allgaier and the No. 7 JR Motorsports race team will continue their partnership with Brandt Professional Agriculture for 20 races in the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, JRM announced Tuesday (Sept. 14) morning. “I’m really happy to be returning to JRM next year and to keep the relationship going with Brandt Professional Agriculture,” Allgaier …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Chances of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Victory Are Actually High

Dale Earnhardt Jr. smiling

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Don’t get this return of a soon-to-be NASCAR Hall of Famer twisted, Dale Earnhardt Jr. chose his annual one-off NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway for a reason. It’s because he wants to win. The son of Dale Earnhardt is no slouch when it comes to the ¾-mile short track that is Richmond, …

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Entry List: 2021 Go Bowling 250

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With two races left before the beginning of the 2021 playoffs, the NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Richmond Raceway this Saturday afternoon, Sept. 11. The entry list for the 250-lap short track event features 41 drivers. With the absence of qualifying, Timmy Hill will not be able to compete on Saturday night based on owner …

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Entry List: 2021 Federated Auto Parts Salute to First Responders 400

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The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Richmond Raceway this Saturday night, Sept. 11, for race two of the Round of 16 in the 2021 playoffs. The 0.75-mile short track will host to a 400-lap event that will feature 37 Cup Series entries. With no qualifying, all teams are automatically guaranteed an entry. JJ Yeley marks …

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Kyle Busch Fined $50,000 for Safety Violation at Darlington

Kyle busch smiling at NASCAR Cup Michigan race, NKP

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Kyle Busch has been fined $50,000 for a safety violation while entering the garage area following a wreck during last weekend’s Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR announced Sept. 7. After being involved in an incident with Austin Dillon that ended with the Toyota driver hitting the inside …

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