Former West Series Driver Ron Esau Passes Away

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net October 9, 1954 – January 24, 2022  Native of San Diego, CA, the popular driver Ron Esau left us this Monday, January 24, 2022. His eternal smile topped with a beautiful mustache having left his mark in the memory of fans of the various NASCAR series in which he participated during over […]

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Ryan Preece To Drive in Multiple Races for Rick Ware Racing in 2022

Mooresville, NC (January 13th, 2022) – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Ryan Preece will compete in multiple NASCAR Cup Series races in 2022 for Rick Ware Racing (RWR) as a part of the team’s alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR). Preece’s first race behind the wheel of the No. 15 Ford Mustang will be the inaugural Busch […]

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Erik Jones races at Texas Motor Speedway

Petty GMS Motorsports to Compete with Two Full-Time Teams in the NASCAR Cup Series

STATESVILLE, N.C. (December 7, 2021) – Maury Gallagher, owner of GMS Racing and majority owner of Richard Petty Motorsports, along with motorsports icon Richard Petty announced today the creation of Petty GMS Motorsports. The organization will field two full-time NASCAR Cup Series entries in 2022 with drivers Ty Dillon and Erik Jones and be housed at […]

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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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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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