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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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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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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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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It looked like Zane Smith might actually pull of the Camping World Truck Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway but fate had different plans. Photo by Rachel Schuoler/Kickin' the Tires

Zane Smith, Again, Comes Up One Spot Short in the NASCAR Truck Series Championship Battle

By Jerry Jordan, Editor AVONDALE, Ariz. – Zane Smith had nothing to lose and everything to gain going into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship finale at Phoenix Raceway and despite running near the Top 5 all night, he was outrun in the final laps and watched the title slip away for the second […]

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Ben Rhodes hoists the Camping World Truck Series. Photo by Jerry Jordan/Kickin' the Tires

Ben Rhodes wins NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship as Chandler Smith sweeps title race 

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service AVONDALE, Ariz. – A bantamweight boxer in the training room, Ben Rhodes punched like a heavyweight on Friday at Phoenix Raceway. On Lap 142 of 150 in the Lucas Oil 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship race, Rhodes tapped the tailgate of Zane Smith’s Chevrolet with the nose […]

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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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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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Kligerman: ‘Sometimes You Have to Fight Fire with Fire’

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer MARTINSVILLE, VA – A spin, payback, and a late-race rally left Parker Kligerman with a top-10 finish at Martinsville Speedway. With 42 laps to go in the United Rentals 200, Kligerman was inside the top-10 in the No. 75 Luck’s Beans Toyota Tundra. Contact with Johnny Sauter sent the Henderson […]

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