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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Busch Earns Monday Night Win with Five-Wide Pass at Michigan

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer An excellent restart for Kyle Busch in the closing laps of the Ashleigh Kirsch Mortgages 150 at the virtual Michigan International Speedway netted the NASCAR Cup Series driver his first Monday Night Racing Rowdy Energy Pro Series victory of the season. With 12 laps to go, Busch lined up eighth […]

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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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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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Noah Gragson races in the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway. Photo by Rachel Schuoler / Kickin' the Tires

Gragson Hits Wall, Third in Xfinity Championship Fight

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship 4 competitor Noah Gragson saw his championship hopes fade away after late-race contact with the outside wall. Back-to-back cautions at the end of the 200-lap race at Phoenix Raceway allowed Gragson to close in on fellow Championship 4 duo of Austin Cindric and Daniel Hemric. With […]

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Austin Cindric comes up just short of winning back-to-back Xfinity Series titles. Photo by Jerry Jordan/Kickin' the Tires

Austin Cindric Bumped Out of the 2021 Xfinity Championship At Phoenix Raceway

By Jerry Jordan, Editor AVONDALE, Ariz. – It looked like Austin Cindric would run away with the win and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship in the season-finale at Phoenix Raceway but Daniel Hemric was tired of coming up one spot short and moved Cindric out of the way on the final turn to steal the […]

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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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Allgaier Eliminated from Xfinity Playoffs at Martinsville

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer MARTINSVILLE, VA – A late-race caution ultimately eliminated Justin Allgaier from the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs. Allgaier battled with Daniel Hemric for the final spot in the Championship 4 throughout the Dead On Tools 250. The first two spots were claimed by AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric who clinched in […]

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