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4 Burning Questions: Now With 35% Less Jimmie Johnson

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(Photo: Brian Lawdermilk, NASCAR via Getty Images)

Is this really going to be the “best season ever”? That’s FOX Sports’ tagline for its coverage of NASCAR Cup Series action in 2021, at least. While I wouldn’t go that far, there definitely are some interesting things to watch out for this year. Perhaps the biggest test for these race teams is setting themselves …

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Toni Breidinger Running Part-Time ARCA, Truck Schedule

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(Photo: Young's Motorsports)

Toni Breidinger will compete for Young’s Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series in 2021, the team announced Feb. 4. Breidinger will drive the No. 82 in the Truck Series and the No. 02 in ARCA. This year marks Breidinger’s return to ARCA after making three starts for Venturini Motorsports …

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Christian Eckes, Grant Enfinger Splitting ThorSport No. 98

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ThorSport Racing is making two major changes to its four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series trucks in 2021, including one new addition to its stable. Christian Eckes will join the team in a part-time role in 2021, sharing the No. 98 with its previous full-time driver, Grant Enfinger, ThorSport announced Feb. 4. Additionally, ThorSport’s fleet …

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Reel Racing: The Best (& Worst) Movie Paint Schemes of the 2000s, Pt. 2

2008 NCS Darlington Kyle Busch Race Nigel Kinrade

08-10 May, 2008, Darlington, South Carolina USA Kyle Busch car ©2008, autostock, USA Brian Czobat

Yesterday, we tackled the back half of the top 10 movie-themed NASCAR schemes from the 2000s in part one. North of 75 cars ran paint jobs inspired by more than 50 film releases throughout the decade, ranging from blockbusters like all three of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies and Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins to odd or obscure choices, …

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Drew Dollar Making Truck Debut With KBM, Running 8 Races

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Drew Dollar will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in 2021 with Kyle Busch Motorsports, the team announced Jan. 28. Dollar will make eight starts in KBM’s No. 51, sharing the ride with Kyle Busch and other drivers to be named. His debut will come in the season-opening race of 2021 at Daytona …

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Reel Racing: The Best (& Worst) Movie Paint Schemes of the 2000s, Pt. 1

2007 NCS Charlotte Elliott Sadler Car Nigel Kinrade

27 May, 2007, Coca Cola 600. Charlotte , North Carolina USA Elliott Sadler. ©2007, Nigel Kinrade/Autostock

Before the hopefully mostly normal 2021 NASCAR season gets underway, we’ll take a two-part look at NASCAR’s assortment of movie-themed liveries from the 2000s. Let’s also hope that this upcoming year is better for the aforementioned movie schemes; exactly zero ran in the COVID-19-impacted 2020 season, the first time since 1995 that none hit the …

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Timothy Peters Returning to Truck Series With Rackley WAR

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Timothy Peters is back full time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving for the newly formed Rackley WAR team, it announced Jan. 25. Peters will drive the No. 25 for the organization, which is co-owned by Rackley Roofing president Curtis Sutton and former series driver Willie Allen. Chad Kendrick will be the team’s …

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Jordan Anderson Racing Starting Xfinity Team

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Jordan Anderson Racing will field a car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series starting in 2021, the team announced Jan. 25. The No. 31, driven by team owner Jordan Anderson, will debut at Daytona International Speedway next month and compete in the full season. Longtime Anderson sponsor Bommarito will back the effort, with other partners to …

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Taylor Gray Running 7 Truck Races in 2021

ARCA Menards Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Taylor Gray will run seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2021 for David Gilliland Racing, the team announced Jan. 21. Gray’s debut was announced as part of a larger team announcement for DGR’s lineup across the Truck and ARCA Menards series in 2021. His debut will come at Richmond Raceway in April in …

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ThorSport Racing, Ford Part Ways After Three Years

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

ThorSport Racing will have a different manufacturer starting with the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. The team and Ford have ended their partnership after three years, ThorSport announced Monday, Jan. 18. Matt Crafton earned ThorSport’s third driver’s championship in 2019. Additionally, Grant Enfinger scored Ford’s 100th Truck Series win at Daytona International Speedway …

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

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(Photo: Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

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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Hailie Deegan Ordered to Undergo Sensitivity Training

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NASCAR will require Hailie Deegan to undergo sensitivity training before the 2021 season, it announced Jan. 11. The news comes after Deegan was shown to have used a derogatory term referencing those with intellectual disabilities on a Twitch stream over the weekend. Deegan apologized for using the term on Jan. 10 in a tweet. “Earlier …

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