McDowell, Gilliland and Smith Hoping to Take Front Row Motorsports Back to Victory Lane

By Jerry Jordan, Editor In the category of – they deserved it and they earned it – the 2022 lineup of drivers at Front Row Motorsports is made up of three scrappy racers who all showed the world they have what it takes to be among the best in the business. Coming off a season-opening […]

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NASCAR Penalizing Mike Harmon Racing for Testing ‘The Rock’ is No Laughing Matter

By Jerry Jordan, Editor Unless he is successful with an appeal Mike Harmon Racing will begin the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season with a 75-point deficit in owner and championship points and the team’s crew chief, Ryan Bell, will be $50,000 lighter in his checking account and be forced to sit out six races. But […]

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ARCA Menards Series East and West Schedules for 2022 Announced

By ARCA Menards Series TOLEDO, Ohio — The 2022 schedules for the ARCA Menards Series East and the ARCA Menards Series West have been finalized with seven races slated for the East Series and 11 set for the West Series. The 2022 ARCA Menards Series East season begins with the series’ ninth visit to Florida’s New […]

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Teams Practice Pit Stops of the Future at Next Gen Test

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer At the end of day two of an organizational test for the NASCAR Next Gen Cup Series car at Charlotte Motor Speedway, several teams practiced live pit stops with varying degrees of success. Among the teams that took part in the pit stop practice were GMS Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, Richard […]

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Dramatic Practice and Qualifying On-tap Division-wide for 2022 NASCAR Season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR today announced the return of practice and qualifying to its race weekends in 2022, with a dramatic knockout-style qualifying format setting the starting lineup for each NASCAR Cup Series race. The announcement comes after nearly two seasons with race weekends largely held without practice or qualifying – a procedure born […]

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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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Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Launches with Robust Rebranding Strategy

By Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Press Release CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 16, 2021) – Roush Fenway Racing announced today a robust rebranding strategy that will see the organization change its official name to Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing (going by RFK Racing). The team unveiled a new branding campaign and all new marks at a media luncheon at […]

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Legendary Racer Bob Bondurant Dies at Age 88

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz., Nov. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Breaking overnight, America’s iconic World Champion Bob Bondurant has passed away in Paradise Valley, Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Pat. Bondurant is the only American to bring home the World Championship trophy back to the U.S. while racing for Carroll Shelby. He won his class at Le Mans and has been inducted into […]

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Drew Looking at Positives Despite Nail-Biting ARCA West Title Loss

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net    One position, one point, was all that made the difference between Jake Drew winning and losing the 2021 ARCA Menards Series West championship. Ultimately, at the end of the Arizona Lottery 100 at Phoenix Raceway, Drew was tied with championship rival Jesse Love. The tiebreaker came down to who had the most […]

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Ellis, Keen Parts/CorvetteParts.net Join Alpha Prime

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Ryan Ellis continues his return to the driver’s seat in 2022 with Alpha Prime Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 31-year-old will drive in an estimated five races in the Xfinity Series for the team co-owned by Caesar Bacarella and Tommy Joe Martins. He joins NASCAR Drive for Diversity […]

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