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Jeff Gordon Stepping Away From FOX, Becoming Vice Chairman of Hendrick Motorsports

Jeff Gordon

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Jeff Gordon will be vice chairman at Hendrick Motorsports and leave FOX Sports at the end of 2021, the team announced Wednesday, June 23. The four-time Cup Series champion has been an equity owner of the organization since 1999 and enters his new strategic executive management role on Jan. 1, 2022. Gordon will focus on …

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Kevin Harvick, Unibet Team Up for 3 Cup & Xfinity Races

Kevin Harvick on pit road at Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 2021). (Photo: NKP)

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Unibet will be a primary sponsor for Kevin Harvick in two NASCAR Cup Series events and one Xfinity Series race later this season, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Wednesday, June 23. It will be aboard the No. 4 Ford at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on Aug. 15 and at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 31. Unibet …

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Harrison Burton Gets Xfinity Pocono Pole

2021 Charlotte NXS Harrison Burton NKP

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Harrison Burton is on the pole for Sunday’s (June 27) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Pocono Raceway. A third-place finish at Nashville Superspeedway last week was enough to get the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing driver the top spot at the Tricky Triangle. JR Motorsports’ Justin Allgaier starts next to Burton in row one, while …

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Todd Gilliland Snags Pole for Pocono Truck Race

Todd Gilliland Charlotte 2021 Truck race

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Todd Gilliland begins on the pole for Saturday’s (June 26) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway. The No. 38 Front Row Motorsports driver inherited the position after finishing second at Nashville Superspeedway last week. Gilliland starts next to GMS Racing’s Zane Smith on the front row; ThorSport Racing’s Ben Rhodes and Hattori …

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Kyle Larson Secures Saturday Cup Pole at Pocono

Kyle Larson at 2021 Cup Kansas NASCAR race

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Kyle Larson will look to continue his winning ways as he starts from the pole in Saturday’s (June 26) NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. The No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports driver has been on a roll, tallying three points victories in the past month as well as the All-Star Race two weeks ago. Larson …

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William Byron Leads Nashville Cup Practice

2021 Homestead Cup Kyle Larson William Byron racing NKP

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William Byron was fastest in practice for Sunday’s (June 20) NASCAR Cup Series race at Nashville Superspeedway. After getting to the top of the charts early in the session, Byron’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson jumped ahead by a slim margin. However, the No. 24 made a mock qualifying run that brought him ahead of …

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Kyle Busch Nabs 70th Career Xfinity Pole at Nashville

2021 Nashville NXS Kyle Busch car NKP

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Kyle Busch carried momentum into today’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Nashville Superspeedway, posting a fast lap time of 30.42 seconds to win his 70th career pole in the series. After winning at Texas Motor Speedway last week, Busch took the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to 157.396 mph in a single lap. Team …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Ally 400 at Nashville

2021 Texas All Star Race Kyle Larson check NKP

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For the first time in NASCAR Cup Series history, teams will take on Nashville Superspeedway. Let’s get your NASCAR DraftKings lineups ready for Sunday’s (June 20) race! Nashville is a 1.33-mile, D-shaped oval made of concrete and hasn’t been raced on in any NASCAR national series since 2011. NASCAR put down a resin on the …

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Kyle Busch Leads Xfinity Practice at Nashville

Kyle Busch car at Xfinity practice at COTA

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Kyle Busch was fastest in Friday’s (June 18) NASCAR Xfinity Series practice at Nashville Superspeedway. Busch posted a single lap speed of 155.728 mph, a full 1 mph faster than his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Harrison Burton. AJ Allmendinger was third quickest, going 154.462 mph; a third JGR driver, Daniel Hemric, went 154.287 mph. Austin …

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Watkins Glen Allowing Full Capacity in Grandstands for NASCAR Weekend

Watkins Glen 2019 NASCAR Cup Chase Elliott

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Watkins Glen International will allow an unlimited number of fans when NASCAR comes to town on Aug. 4-8, it announced June 18. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that COVID-19 restrictions were lifted immediately. Masks will still be required for those who haven’t received the COVID-19 vaccine. It becomes one of several racetracks …

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Chandler Smith Tops Nashville Practice Charts in Trucks

Chandler Smith No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Truck at 2021 NASCAR Charlotte race NKP

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Chandler Smith held the single-fastest lap time during the Camping World Truck Series’ lone practice session at Nashville Superspeedway Friday, June 18. The No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports pilot put down a fast lap speed of 161.489 mph on the 1.333-mile racetrack. William Byron was second quickest, going 161.288 mph, while GMS Racing’s Tyler Ankrum …

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Ryan Eversley to Make Cup Debut at Road America for Rick Ware Racing

Garrett Smithley No. 53 NASCAR Cup car at 2021 Circuit of the Americas NKP

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Ryan Eversley will make his first NASCAR Cup Series start at Road America in the No. 53 car for Rick Ware Racing, he announced Friday, June 18. Eversley has one podium in the NASCAR Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series, as well as four podiums in the American Le Mans Series. He previously competed in five …

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