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Fronstretch 2-Minute Drill: Wise Power 400 at Auto Club

2022 Fontana Cup Chase Elliott Daniel Suarez racing NKP

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro NAPA Auto Parts and #99: Daniel Suarez, TrackHouse Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Freeway Insurance

NASCAR is back at Auto Club Speedway for the first time in two years. The last time the Cup and Xfinity Series raced in Fontana, the race ended up being the second-to-last before the COVID-19 pandemic shattered any and all forms of scheduling for major sports in 2020, leading to a two-month stoppage for NASCAR. …

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Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Claims 2nd Rolex 24 Victory

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian's drivers celebrate their Rolex 24 at Daytona victory, 1/30/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Tom Blomqvist, Helio Castroneves, Oliver Jarvis and Simon Pagenaud dominated the final couple of hours Sunday (Jan. 30) to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  It is Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s second Rolex 24 victory, the first coming in 2012. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque …

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2022 Rolex 24 Hour 18 Update

2022 Daytona IWSC Mike Rockenfeller Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor held the overall lead at the three-quarters mark of the Rolex 24 at Daytona Sunday morning (Jan. 30).  At the 18 hour mark, there were four cars on the lead lap, still fighting hard for every position that they can get. In recent years, the DPi …

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2022 Rolex 24 at Daytona 12 Hour Update

Richard Westbrook leading the Rolex 24 at Daytona just before halfway, 1/30/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With 11 full course cautions, the battle of attrition continues after 12 hours of the 60th Running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. As of the halfway mark, the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi leads overall, despite at one point spinning off the track. However, both the Acuras of Wayne …

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Entry List: ROAR Before the 24/Rolex 24 at Daytona

Felipe Nasr leads the field at the start of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 1/31/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA released the official entry list for the ROAR Before the 24 Wednesday (Jan. 12).  61 teams will be testing at Daytona International Speedway the weekend of Jan. 21-23, an increase of 12 entries over 2021.  As per IMSA rules, any team that plans to compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona must participate in …

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Ally Returns To Action Express With Jimmie Johnson For 2022

Jimmie Johnson during the Motul Petit Le Mans, 11/13/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing announced Tuesday (Dec. 28) that they will once again field a part-time second Cadillac DPi-V.R. in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Michelin Endurance Cup races in 2022.  Jimmie Johnson will once again be back in the Ally-sponsored No. 48 Cadillac alongside Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Rockenfeller.  Joining the team for the first …

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Jimmie Johnson Running IndyCar Full Time

2021 IndyCar Jimmie Johnson Chris Owens INDYCAR Media

(Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR Media)

Jimmie Johnson will contest the full 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season in 2022, he announced Dec. 15. Johnson will drive the Carvana-sponsored No. 48 for Chip Ganassi Racing, with his slate including his first attempt at the Indianapolis 500. “I’m going #FullTime next year!” Johnson tweeted. “I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Kyle Larson Earns the Most Important Stat of the Year: Champion

Kyle Larson celebrates his 2021 NASCAR Cup Series championship at Phoenix Raceway. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Despite being a force to be reckoned with in nearly every race in 2021, Kyle Larson entered the finale at Phoenix Raceway on a level even with the other three championship-eligible drivers.

NASCAR 101: Who Didn’t Return to NASCAR in 2021?

Jimmie Johnson at Detroit 2021 IndyCar

(Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR Media)

A smaller crop of drivers who raced on the national NASCAR stage in 2020, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, equals an altogether more diminutive list of racers who didn’t return to a NASCAR national series in 2021. And of those who didn’t return, some were, as always, expected. Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth …

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