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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

Oliver Askew

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

2021 Cup Charlotte Daniel Suarez, No. 99 TrackHouse Racing Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

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

Virtual Frontstretch 15

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

2021 Mid Ohio NXS AJ Allmendinger car Sean Gardner Getty

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

2021 Kansas I Cup Ross Chastain Kurt Busch racing NKP

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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James Davison Puts on Perfect Performance on Virtual Chicago Street Circuit

James Davison driving on the virtual Chicago Street Course eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Justin Melillo

(Photo: Justin Melillo via iRacing/NASCAR Media)

In the final eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event for NASCAR on FOX, James Davison took home the victory at the fictional (for now) Chicago Street Course, the first time any cars have been on this brand new circuit on Wednesday night (June 2). The race also featured the Next Gen Car for the second …

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iRacing Weekly Roundup: Virtual Coca-Cola 600

Virtual Frontstretch

Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

As we start to wrap up the month of May, all of the official iRacing Indianapolis 500 races are complete on both the fixed and open setups. Thousands have participated in the festivities both last weekend and this weekend, about 200 different drivers through all the splits able to taste the virtual milk and thousands …

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eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series: Ray Alfalla Back in Victory Lane at Charlotte

Ray Alfalla does a burnout after winning the Coca-Cola 300 at the virtual Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5/25/2021 (Photo: iRacing)

(Photo: iRacing)

Ray Alfalla took home the win on the longest night of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season in the Coca-Cola 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday night (May 25). Alfalla, a four-time champion of the series and now a 26-time winner, has had a miserable season, but tonight he showed the championship mettle that …

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Stock Car Scoop: Did Rain Ruin NASCAR COTA For Good?

Martin Truex Jr. races in the inaugural NASCAR COTA event before his big wreck. (May 2021) (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series traveled to Circuit of the Americas for the first time ever on Sunday afternoon (May 23) for the Echopark Grand Prix. The problem for the most popular stock car series in America is that the NASCAR COTA races came paired with a rainstorm that never seemed to let up all weekend. …

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