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Mario Gosselin Returning to Xfinity at Daytona

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Mario Gosselin will attempt to race in the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway, he announced Dec. 7. He’ll drive the No. 91 Chevrolet for his own team, DGM Racing. It marks his first time competing in the series since 2017. “I’m living the dream,” Gosselin said in a team release. …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Richard Childress Racing

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Richard Childress Racing had a renewed sense of purpose for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. After enduring a down year, the organization looked to gain more success with the 2015 Daytona 500 champion and the 2018-19 Xfinity Series champion. One of the moves the team made to turn things around was with its crew …

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Nikita Mazepin to Compete for Haas in F1 in 2021

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Romain Grosjean in the 2018 Haas F1 (credit: Getty Images)

Nikita Mazepin will drive for Haas F1 team next year in Formula 1, the team announced Dec. 1. The news comes after Haas announced that Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean would not return to Haas in 2021. Grosjean is currently recovering from injuries he sustained in a crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix. “I’m delighted …

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Lewis Hamilton Tests Positive for COVID-19, Will Miss Sakhir

Lewis Hamilton at 2020 Belgian F1 Rolex James Moy

Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

Lewis Hamilton will miss this weekend’s Formula 1 Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for COVID-19. According to a statement from Mercedes, Hamilton tested negative three times last week at the Bahrain International Circuit. ”However, he woke up on Monday morning with mild symptoms and was informed at the same time that a contact prior …

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Spencer Boyd Stays with Young’s Motorsports for 2021

Spencer Boyd 2020 Truck Las Vegas

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Spencer Boyd will continue to drive the No. 20 truck for Young’s Motorsports in the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, the team announced Nov. 25. Boyd competed for Young’s the past couple of years; in 2019 he earned one win and two top fives. Last season he ended 14th in the fall race …

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Raphael Lessard Competing for GMS Racing Part Time in 2021

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Raphael Lessard will compete for GMS Racing in 12 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2021, with the possibility of more, the team announced Nov. 25. The news comes after Kyle Busch Motorsports signed John Hunter Nemechek to pilot the No. 4 truck. Lessard took that truck to victory lane at Talladega Superspeedway last …

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Ryan Truex Driving Full Time for Niece Motorsports in 2021

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Ryan Truex will run the full 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule for Niece Motorsports in the No. 40, the team announced Nov. 24. Truex drove the truck in nine events last season, ending 12th twice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway. Marquis Spas will provide sponsorship. “Last season was really a …

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Tony Kanaan to Run Ovals in Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 48

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Tony Kanaan at the 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of Montery. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Tony Kanaan will rejoin Chip Ganassi Racing on the ovals in the team’s No. 48 NTT IndyCar Series entry as part of a multi-year deal, CGR announced Monday (Nov. 23). For 2021, this will result in a four-race schedule (the Texas doubleheader, the Indianapolis 500 and Gateway). Kanaan, who competed for CGR full-time from 2014-2017, …

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