John Hunter Nemechek suffers damage early in the Lucas Oil 150 and is unable to recover to fight for the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship at Phoenix Raceway. Photo by Rachel Schuoler / Kickin' the Tires

Nemechek Falls Short of 2021 Championship After Superb Truck Season

AVONDALE, Ariz. – After a dominant five-win season and entering Friday’s Lucas Oil 150 as the championship favorite, the dark cloud of misfortune keeps John Hunter Nemechek from claiming the 2021 title. “I had probably one of the fastest trucks tonight,” Nemechek said post race, “and nothing to show for it.” It was one of […]

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ARCA Menards West 2021 Finale at Phoenix (Race 9 of 9): Race Preview

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net      That’s it, we are there! This Saturday, November 6, at noon MT. (3 p.m. ET) will be held the Arizona Lottery 100, the 2021 season finale in the ARCA Menards West Series at the Phoenix Raceway at Avondale, Arizona.  This ninth and final race of the season will also be […]

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Schildhouse Victorious in Monday Night Racing’s Season 4 Opener

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After surviving the chaos that is superspeedway racing, David Schildhouse broke through to earn his first victory in the Monday Night Racing Rowdy Energy Pro Series. The Kligerman Sport Community Manager and driver bookended the Rowdy Energy 225 at the virtual Daytona International Speedway. Schildhouse led the first five laps […]

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Hamlin Advances to Championship 4 Despite Chaotic Finish

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer MARTINSVILLE, VA – Denny Hamlin advanced to the Championship 4 at Phoenix Raceway despite a late-race crash at Martinsville Speedway. Hamlin took the lead in the Xfinity 500 with 112 laps to go. The driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry battled with his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin […]

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Team Penske driver, Austin Cindric, had a strong run at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Photo by Jerry Jordan/Kickin' the Tires

Austin Cindric Drives Away From Kansas Speedway In Good Position for Martinsville Speedway

By Jerry Jordan, Editor KANSAS CITY, KS – As it stands right now, Austin Cindric is feeling pretty confident as he leaves Kansas Speedway with a second-place finish in the Kansas Lottery 300 because his points from the race put him in a strong position to move on to the season finale and battle for […]

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John Hunter Nemechek takes the win at Texas Motor Speedway in the Andy's 335 NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Photo by Jerry Jordan/Kickin' the Tires

GALLERY: John Hunter Nemechek Drives Away With Victory at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth

By Jerry Jordan, Editor FORT WORTH – On the heels of announcing he would be driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022, John Hunter Nemechek went out Saturday and drove away from the field to win the Andy’s 335 at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

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From Humble Beginnings Caruth Charting His Own Path

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Of those that have gone through NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program, Rajah Caruth has had one of the more unique paths. Caruth started on iRacing. His rapid ascent from Legends Cars to Late Models, ARCA Menards Series East, and now the NASCAR Xfinity Series is reminiscent to NASCAR Cup Series […]

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Kyle Busch Finishes Third in Milestone 600th Cup Start at Las Vegas

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer When the checkered flag waved for the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch earned a top-five finish in his 600th career NASCAR Cup Series start. Despite minor contact with the outside wall and debris, the driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Ethel M Toyota Camry ran […]

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Martin Truex Jr. takes the checkered flag to advance to Round 2 in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Photo by Alan Marler/Harold Hinson Photography

Martin Truex Jr. wins Playoff race at Richmond Raceway

By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service Martin Truex Jr. received a penalty on the opening lap of the race for crossing the start/finish line in front of polesitter Denny Hamlin at the green flag. But 400 laps later Truex led the field across the line again – this time as the race winner of Saturday […]

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