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Cody Ware to Run Full Cup Season for Rick Ware Racing

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Cody Ware will drive the No. 51 Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, the team announced Monday, Jan. 18. He’ll have sponsorship from Nurtec ODT, which was previously announced to fund the full year. “I am pumped to head to Daytona International Speedway with Biohaven as our primary sponsor,” Cody …

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Marco Andretti Stepping Down from Full-Time IndyCar Racing in 2021

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Marco Andretti (Photo: Chris Owens, IndyCar Media)

Marco Andretti is stepping away from full-time competition in INDYCAR, he announced Friday, Jan. 15. Andretti, who has competed for Andretti Autosport since 2006, will continue to race on a more limited basis. Andretti will run in the Indianapolis 500 for the team as well as potentially other IndyCar races this season “in order to …

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Pitbull Joins Trackhouse Racing as Team Partner

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Pitbull is joining Trackhouse Racing Team as a team partner, the organization announced Friday, Jan. 15. Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Perez, joins co-owner Justin Marks one month prior to the NASCAR Cup Series team’s debut. “From day one of creating Trackhouse Racing, I wanted our team to be a platform for purpose, to …

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Kris Wright Joins Sam Hunt Racing for Xfinity Road Course Events

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Sam Hunt Racing announced Thursday (Jan. 14) that Kris Wright will compete on road courses for Sam Hunt Racing in the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. The news comes after SHR tagged Brandon Gdovic and Santino Ferrucci to drive for the team. Wright will compete in the seven road course events, starting at the Daytona …

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Bret Holmes, Sam Mayer to Compete Part Time in ARCA and Truck Series

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Bret Holmes and Sam Mayer will race part-time in the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Bret Holmes Racing, the team announced Thursday, Jan. 14. BHR will continue running the No. 23 Chevrolet in ARCA as well as the No. 32 Chevy in the Truck Series with Shane Huffman as the …

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Kaz Grala Will Attempt Daytona 500 For Kaulig Racing

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Kaz Grala will attempt to compete in the 2021 Daytona 500 in the No. 16 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing, the team announced on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Grala is also set to run in select road course and superspeedway races for Kaulig as they expand their Cup Series footprint this year. Grala subbed for Austin Dillon …

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Miguel Paludo Joins JR Motorsports for 3 Road Course Xfinity Races

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Miguel Paludo will compete in three road course events in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for JR Motorsports, the team announced Wednesday, Jan. 13. The Brazilian returns to the series for the first time since 2012. He’ll pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet at the Daytona International Speedway road course on Feb. 20, Circuit of the Americas …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: JTG Daugherty Racing

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What a year it was for JTG Daugherty Racing. After essentially swapping drivers with Roush Fenway Racing, JTG was primed to have greater success since expanding to a two-car organization in 2017. Instead, the team endured the opposite. In a year that was derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, both Ryan Preece and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. …

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23XI Reveals Multiple Sponsors for Bubba Wallace

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Several partners have joined 23XI Racing and Bubba Wallace for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, the team announced Monday (Dec. 14). DoorDash, McDonald’s, Columbia Sportswear, Dr. Pepper and Root Insurance will all sponsor the No. 23 Toyota next year. Root Insurance partnered with Wallace, while DoorDash, McDonald’s and Columbia Sportswear sponsored Wallace and the …

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Our Motorsports to Run 2 Xfinity Teams in 2021

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Our Motorsports will have a second full time team for the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, it announced Dec. 11. Tyler Reddick will drive the entry at Daytona International Speedway in February. He won the 2018 season opener at the 2.5-mile track. ”I’m very thankful to Our Motorsports for the opportunity and am looking forward …

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Keen Parts to Sponsor BJ McLeod for Multiple Cup Races

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Keen Parts, under the CorvetteParts.net banner, will come aboard the No. 78 Ford of BJ McLeod for multiple NASCAR Cup Series races in 2021, Live Fast Motorsports announced Dec. 10. Keen Parts will debut at Martinsville Speedway in April; its other events are yet to be announced. The company has previously partnered with BJ McLeod …

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Colton Herta Switching to Andretti’s No. 26 for 2021

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Colton Herta - Honda Indy 200 Race 2 - Sept. 13, 2020 (Photo by: Chris Owens, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

Colton Herta will switch to Andretti Autosport’s No. 26 Honda for the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Dec. 8. Gainbridge will sponsor the entry. Herta previously drove the No. 88 the past couple of years. He has three victories, most recently at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in September. He finished third in …

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