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Bubba Wallace Grabs 1st Top 5 for 23XI Racing at Pocono

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Bubba Wallace managed to execute a fuel-saving strategy to perfection. Crew chief Mike Wheeler asked Wallace to save two laps of fuel at Pocono Raceway on Sunday (June 27) and he nailed the assignment, finishing fifth in the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 for 23XI Racing’s first top five and first top 10 in the …

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Jack Ingram, NASCAR Hall of Famer, Passes Away at 84

Jack Ingram

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Former NASCAR driver Jack Ingram passed away at the age of 84 WLOS ABC 13 reported on Friday, June 25. Ingram won two championships in what is now the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 1982 and 1985. The Asheville, NC native collected 31 wins and 164 top 10s in 275 series starts. Those 31 wins were …

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Bobby Zalenski Survives Late-Race Carnage, Wins at Pocono

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After a month-long break from action, Bobby Zalenski won Tuesday (June 22) night’s eNASCAR Coca Cola iRacing Series event at the virtual Pocono Raceway. The storyline heading into the race was the draft and how the cars would race with Pocono’s long straightaways…which the race saw in full effect. “This is fantastic,: Zalenski said after …

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Josef Newgarden Suffers Late Heartbreak at Road America

Josef Newgarden at Road America

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

After leading 32 of 55 laps at Road America, Josef Newgarden came to the final restart with two laps to go trying to hold off Alex Palou in Sunday’s (June 20th) REV Group Grand Prix. But when trying to shift up before turn 1 on lap 54, the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet’s gearbox would …

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What Mattered for IndyCar Saturday at Road America

Oliver Askew practices at Road America

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

Road America has long been a favorite stop on the calendar in the IndyCar community and the 4.014 mile road course did not disappoint the day before the REVGroup Grand Prix. The NTT IndyCar Series has had seven different winners in the first eight races so far in 2021 and remarkably, Team Penske hasn’t set …

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GMS Racing Plans to Compete in NASCAR Cup Series in 2022

Sheldon Creed races in 2021 NASCAR Truck Series GMS No. 2 Lift Kits 4 Less, Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

GMS Racing announced Thursday (June 17) it is planning to compete in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022. The announcement did not include details on how many races it would enter or who would drive for the team. GMS, owned by Maury Gallagher, currently races full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with multiple …

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Oliver Askew Replaces Injured Rinus VeeKay for IndyCar Road America Race

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Oliver Askew prior to the Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race 1 and 2 at Iowa Speedway Friday, July 17, 2020 (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar)

After full-time Ed Carpenter Racing driver Rinus VeeKay was injured this week in a cycling accident, the team has found their replacement for the No. 21 this week at Road America in Oliver Askew. It’s the second time this week Askew has been tapped to fill in for an injured driver. Askew drove the No. …

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Justin Marks: ‘2-Car Team … in the Picture’ for Trackhouse Racing in 2022

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Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Trackhouse Racing is looking to add a second entry for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, team co-owner Justin Marks said on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Wednesday (June 9). “To start working on the long-term success and long-term viability of Trackhouse we have to think about scale and I think that being that small upstart team, …

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iRacing Weekly Roundup: iRacing Season 2 Coming to a Close

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

As iRacing Week 12 comes to a close, that means there are only a few days until the new build comes out for Season 3. There have been a few confirmations on some new content, and there have already been some releases like the NASCAR NEXT Gen and the fictional Chicago Street Course. A new …

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AJ Allmendinger takes Mid-Ohio Xfinity Win; Kaulig Racing finishes 1-2

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AJ Allmendinger leading at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Following an eventful match-up between 40 NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers, AJ Allmendinger took the B&L Transport 170 checkered flag at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Allmendinger took home a win at Las Vegas earlier in the year and has raced at the Mid-Ohio track three times before today’s win. Allmendinger, who faced a mid-race penalty, rallied …

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Hendrick GM: Owe Chip Ganassi Racing ‘Big Apology’ After Coke 600 Engine Problems

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Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Hendrick Motorsports’ General Manager issued a public “big apology” to Chip Ganassi Racing on Friday (June 4) for the mechanical failures that resulted in CGR’s two Cup cars finishing in the last two spots of Sunday’s (May 30) Coca-Cola 600. Ganassi is part of a technical alliance with Hendrick. While Hendrick Motorsports won the race …

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