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Stat Sheet: Sparking Numbers From Daytona 500 Weekend 2022

Chase Briscoe leads a pack of cars in the 2020 Daytona 500. Photo: NKP

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Just like that, another crazy and memorable Daytona 500 weekend is behind us. Daytona International Speedway is a place that is loaded with 60-plus years of history, and history continues to grow on from it with each race that’s held there. New  storylines have come out of this season-opening weekend, from Austin Cindric’s maiden Cup Series win on Sunday to Myatt Snider’s scary flip on Saturday and everything in between.

Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: 2022 Daytona 500

NASCAR Next Gen car

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The 2022 Daytona 500 is here. It took three months and 13 days, but we made it through the offseason, folks. NASCAR Cup Series racing is back. Well, if you want to get technical, regular-season NASCAR racing is back, since the Clash at the L.A. Coliseum took place two weeks ago, but the season opener is upon …

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Tracking the Trucks: Zane Smith Wins Daytona in Overtime Finish

2022 Trucks Daytona Zane Smith trophy (Credit: NKP)

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Zane Smith started the 2022 season with a new team, new number, new manufacturer and a win at Daytona International Speedway. After starting in 20th, the 22-year-old had found himself in the lead when the caution flag waved shortly after taking the white flag. Ben Rhodes finished runner-up and was followed by teammate Christian Eckes, Tanner Gray, and Parker Kligerman in the top five.

Truckin’ Thursdays: Previewing the 2022 Truck Series Season

NASCAR Truck Series Daytona

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More than three months since the conclusion of the 2021 season, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is just over a week away from embarking on its 2022 venture. Look ahead of the season here.

Zane Smith Adds Michael Roberts Construction Sponsorship

Zane Smith Martinsville Trucks NKP

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Michael Roberts Construction will sponsor Zane Smith in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Front Row Motorsports announced Jan. 28. The company will be on board the No. 38 Ford in six events, including Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway, Kansas Speedway and the championship race at Phoenix Raceway. “I …

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FRM Promotes Todd Gilliland to Cup, Adds Zane Smith to Truck Team

2021 Gateway Trucks Todd Gilliland Smile Nkp

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Todd Gilliland will move to the NASCAR Cup Series with Front Row Motorsports in 2022, the team announced Nov. 30. Gilliland will compete in FRM’s No. 38, becoming the third rookie in a row in the seat, following Anthony Alfredo in 2021 and John Hunter Nemechek in 2020. He moves up from FRM’s No. 38 …

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Zane Smith & John Hunter Nemechek Fall Just Short in Championship Chase

Zane Smith NASCAR Truck Series

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Zane Smith had the championship spot in his hands with 10 laps to go. John Hunter Nemechek rallied from early contact that set him behind by two laps. Neither driver was able to leave Phoenix Raceway Friday night (Nov. 5) with a championship on their resumes. Smith was passed for the lead by Ben Rhodes …

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4 Burning Questions: Who’s Saying Goodbye After 2021?

2021 Kansas I Cup Ross Chastain Kurt Busch racing NKP

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Who will win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship? John Hunter Nemechek enters Phoenix Raceway with the most wins on the season but as the fourth seed after just barely getting to this round after a late crash at Martinsville Speedway. Nemechek is probably the most aggressive driver of these four and will do …

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