Ryan Blaney, Aric Almirola Help Ford Sweep Testing at Charlotte for Next-Gen Car

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Even though the season finished just 12 days ago, preparations begin for the 2022 season and the much anticipated Next-Gen car. NASCAR held a test at the Charlotte Motor Speedway featuring 22 drivers. Ryan Blaney and Aric Almirola led the way in their respective test sessions helping the blue oval […]

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Chase Briscoe wins the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year. Photo by Rachel Schuoler / Kickin' the Tires

Chase Briscoe Desired More Competition for Rookie of the Year; Becomes Third Driver to Win ROTY in All Three Series

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Chase Briscoe’s Sunday at Phoenix Raceway was zero indication of the rookie’s 2021 season.  Nearly winning his first career Cup Series event at the Indianapolis Road Course was a highlight but a combination of his efforts in 2021 resulted in him earning Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors. Briscoe defeated […]

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Riley Herbst Moves from Seventh to Fourth During Green-White-Checker Finish at Phoenix

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Riley Herbst was a rocket during the final green-white-checker finish Saturday Night at Phoenix.  Restarting from seventh during the final restart of the 2021 season, Herbst moved from seventh to fourth. The move pushed his top-five total for 2021 to five, one more than the Las Vegas, NV native earned […]

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Taylor Gray Earns Runner Up Finish in ARCA West Season Finale

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer There were very few drivers who were able to stand up to Ty Gibbs in 2021.  Taylor Gray was one of those and on Saturday, he just about had another victory. He landed just one spot shy though.  Gray tallied a solid third-place qualifying effort prior to Saturday’s Arizona Lottery […]

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Matt Crafton Finishes Fourth in Camping World Truck Series Standings; Carl Joiner Departing ThorSport

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Friday night just wasn’t the night that Matt Crafton and his team needed to deliver his fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. Crafton finished 12th which ultimately landed him fourth in the points standings to put an end to Crafton’s 22nd year in the Truck Series.  “We were just […]

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Niece Motorsports Adds Dean Thompson for Full-Time Effort in 2022

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Niece Motorsports has added ARCA Menards Series West standout Dean Thompson to its lineup in 2022. Thompson, the 20-year old from Anaheim, California, will make the move to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022. “To say I’m excited about next season is definitely an understatement,” said Thompson.  “I’m […]

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2022 ARCA Menards Series Schedule Released; Finale Moves to Toledo

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Officials from the ARCA Menards Series announced the 2022 schedule on Thursday. The schedule looks “mighty familiar” to the 2021 schedule with a few tweaks including a move of the championship finale from Kansas Speedway to Toledo Speedway. Other highlights include a return to Iowa Speedway, Milwaukee Mile, and Lucas […]

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Ty Gibbs Earns Pole Position for Reese’s 150 at Kansas Speedway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer All that Ty Gibbs has to do to earn his first championship in NASCAR is take the green flag tonight at Kansas. After qualifying on Saturday (October 23), Gibbs will lead the field to that green flag as he earned his 17th career General Tire Pole Award.  Ready for the […]

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Ryan Roulette Set for ARCA Menards Series West Debut at Phoenix Raceway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Ryan Roulette confirmed to Kickin’ the Tires that he will be making his ARCA Menards Series West debut next month at Phoenix Raceway. Roulette will make his debut driving the No. 77 Bellator Recruiting Academy Toyota Camry with P-1 Motorsports. “I have been racing for 15 years now all across the […]

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Gracie Trotter Excited to Finish Top-Five at Salem with Future Unknown

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer SALEM, IN. – It has been a very tough year for Gracie Trotter.  Between wrecking while contending at Daytona to wrecking out before even taking a lap in the second race at Phoenix, it seems what could go wrong has gone wrong. Despite the two bad incidents, Trotter has managed to […]

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