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Johnny Sauter Nabs Daytona Truck Pole

Johnny Sauter at Daytona

#13: Johnny Sauter, ThorSport Racing, Toyota Tundra Vivitar/RealTree

Johnny Sauter is the fastest trucker in Daytona. Sauter’s No. 13 ThorSport Racing Ford was the fastest qualifier of the whopping 46 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries attempting to qualify for tonight’s (Feb. 12) NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. The Wisconsin native posted a speed of 180.79 mph, good enough to …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Any Driver Be Locked Into the Daytona 500?

Joe Gibs Racing teammates Bell Kyle Busch Truex Hamlin at Daytona Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who is more likely to end their Daytona 500 drought first: Kyle Busch or Brad Keselowski? Luken Glover: This is a tough one because neither driver has really established themselves as a favorite at the end. Trouble seems to find both of these champions at the worst times. However, I have to go with Kyle …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the 40 Starters of the Daytona 500

Erik Jones, Tyler Reddick, Matt DiBenedetto racing at Daytona 2021 Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The biggest day in stock car racing is right around the corner. This Sunday (Feb. 14), 40 of the world’s best drivers will strap into their respective racing machines as they prepare to tackle the 63rd running of the Daytona 500. But who exactly are these 40 NASCAR Cup Series competitors who will hit the …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings, No. 2: Chase Elliott

Chase Elliott holds 2020 Bill France trophy Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The champ is here! The champ is here! The triumphant 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott will strap behind the wheel of the No. 9 Chevrolet for his sixth full-time season at Hendrick Motorsports. With teammate Jimmie Johnson‘s departure from the team to go NTT IndyCar Series racing, it is looking like the 25-year-old …

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Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR Helping COVID-19 Relief Efforts With Mass Vaccination Events

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Charlotte Motor Speedway is certainly no stranger to racing. For over 60 years, fans and drivers alike have flocked by the masses to take in some of the best auto racing America has to offer. Races like the Coca-Cola 600, the All-Star Race (before its move in 2020) and the Bank of America ROVAL 400 …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings, No. 15: Matt DiBenedetto

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Matt DiBenedetto will return to the famed No. 21 Ford for Wood Brothers Racing this upcoming season in the NASCAR Cup Series. 2021 will be his second year with the Woods but also his final, as Austin Cindric is set to take over the reins in 2022. So there is much to prove for the …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: MBM Motorsports

2020 Review Mbm

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Like so many other small businesses across the country, 2020 proved to be a tale of survival for Carl Long‘s MBM Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series. MBM has to rely upon whatever purse money and sponsorship dollars they can drum up to help get them to the track. As an open team with no …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: StarCom Racing

2020 Review Starcom

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Prior to the start of the season, 2020 looked to have been a year of change, progression and optimism for the fledging StarCom Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. Instead, it was filled with controversy, disappointment and poor decisions. The single-car organization cleaned house at the end of 2019, parting ways with veteran driver Landon …

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Chase Purdy to Compete Full Time for GMS Racing in 2021

Nascar Camping World Truck Series

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GMS Racing will again have a full stable of drivers once again in 2021 with the promotion of Chase Purdy to a full-time role, the team announced Nov. 13. The 21-year-old driver from Alabama will complete GMS’ roster, joining returning teammates Sheldon Creed, Zane Smith and Tyler Ankrum. Purdy effectively replaces Brett Moffitt, who just …

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Harrison Burton Returning to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2021

2020 Texas Ii Nxs Harrison Burton Woohoo Nkp

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After a breakout rookie season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2020, Harrison Burton will return to his familiar No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2021, the team announced Nov. 13. Burton’s announcement completes JGR’s Xfinity lineup for next season, as he will join JGR newcomer Daniel Hemric and the tenured Brandon Jones, …

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SRX Announces First Track for 2021 Schedule: Eldora

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Superstar Racing Experience series will include a dirt race for its inaugural season. Per a Nov. 13 announcement, SRX will make a stop at Eldora Speedway in 2021. The Ohio track, which is owner by SRX co-founder Tony Stewart, will host some of racing’s most accomplished drivers for a unique dirt track challenge. While the …

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