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First-time motorsports champions of 2021
Leigh Diffey looks back at all the motorsports winners who earned their first-ever championships in 2021, from Kyle Larson to Dylan Ferrandis and more.
Dale Jr.'s HOF case: NBC Sports mic flag
After his 2017 retirement from the NASCAR Cup Series, Dale Earnhardt Jr. transitioned into the broadcast booth and made a notable impression during the last lap of his first race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Christopher Bell finishes 2nd to Tanner Thorson at Chili Bowl Nationals
Kyle Larson finished sixth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. placed ninth at the Chili Bowl.
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Christopher Bell, Kyle Larson set to duel for Chili Bowl title
Christopher Bell and Kyle Larson have combined to win the last five Chili Bowl Nationals title. They'll duel for another title Saturday.
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Sam Hunt Racing adds Ryan Truex, Jeffrey Earnhardt for select Xfinity races
Ryan Truex will drive in the Xfinity season opener at Daytona for Sam Hunt Racing, and Jeffrey Earnhardt will run select races for the team this year.
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Search for NASCAR sponsors, rides intensifies as season nears
Kaz Grala is among drivers seeking to complete deals this month. He shares the highs and lows of sponsor hunting.
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David Ragan to run Daytona 500 for Rick Ware Racing
David Ragan, who retired from full-time competition after 2019, will be back to run in the Daytona 500 and other select Cup races this season.
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Dale Jr.’s HOF case: Elliott's Xfinity title
Chase Elliott's NASCAR Xfinity Series championship in 2014 marked the first title for JR Motorsports, the team owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his sister, Kelley, and the trophy is going in Dale Jr.'s Hall...
Dale Jr.'s HOF case: 2000 Winston All-Star trophy
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 2000 All-Star Race win was his third victory of his rookie season and one his favorite memories, as he was greeted in Charlotte Motor Speedway's victory lane by his enthusiastic and...
Dale Jr.'s HOF case: 2004 Daytona 500 trophy
The Harley J. Earl Trophy for the Daytona 500, which Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominated in 2004 to win in his fifth start at the track, 15 starts sooner than Dale Sr.'s first win at the track, is going in Dale Jr...
Dale Jr.’s HOF case: 2000 Rolling Stone article
A profile by Touré published in the May 2000 issue of Rolling Stone introduced Dale Jr. to a new mainstream audience after his first Cup Series win a month earlier and is a representation of his cultural...
Dale Jr.’s HOF case: '01 Pepsi 400 baseball helmet
The helmet worn during his July 7, 2001 Daytona win, NASCAR’s first race at the track since Dale Sr. died on the last lap of the Daytona 500 five months earlier, is honored by Dale Jr. in the first of a 10-...
NASCAR Cup teams announce sponsor deals
Several NASCAR Cup teams have announced sponsorship deals this week ahead of the start of the 2022 season.
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Kyle Larson looks to keep streak going at Chili Bowl
Kyle Larson takes to the track Tuesday in his bid to earn a starting spot for Saturday night's Chili Bowl Nationals feature race in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Dale Jr. ‘thankful’ to drive for Hendrick at Daytona test
Dale Earnhardt Jr. said a series of text messages with Chad Knaus led to him to testing this week for Hendrick Motorsports at Daytona.
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Aric Almirola to retire after this season
Aric Almirola announced Monday that he will retire from NASCAR Cup racing after this season to spend more time with his family.
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Dale Jr. to take part in Daytona test for Hendrick Motorsports
Two-time Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be back in a Cup car this week, taking part in this week's test at Daytona in Kyle Larson's car.
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Five intriguing races in first half of 2022 NASCAR Cup season
There will be lots to follow from the start of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season. Check out our five intriguing first-half races to watch.
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NASCAR drivers hit track at Chili Bowl on Monday
A contingent of NASCAR drivers, including former Cup champs Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson will be on track in the opening night of the Chili Bowl Nationals.
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Drivers, crew chiefs seeking statistical breakouts in 2022 (Part 2)
Part 2 of David Smith's analysis looks at three drivers and three crew chiefs with the opportunities for breakout seasons.
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Offseason not a time for rest for Tyler Reddick
As soon as last season was over, Tyler Reddick was ready to begin work for this season in his quest for his first NASCAR Cup victory.
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Xfinity: Sage Karam to run part-time for Alpha Prime Racing in 2022
Xfinity team Alpha Prime Racing announces Sage Karam will run "select" races with them in 2022; team will also run two full-time entries (No. 44 & 45).
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Matt DiBenedetto lands 2022 Truck Series ride
Former Cup Series regular Matt DiBenedetto will drive full-time for Rackley W.A.R. this season in the Camping World Truck Series.
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New crew chief named for Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell
Front Row Motorsports announced Thursday that Blake Harris has joined the organization as the new crew chief for Michael McDowell and the No. 34 team.
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Ryan Preece joins SHR as reserve driver
Ryan Preece is scheduled to run 12 races between Cup, Xfinity and Trucks in 2022. He'll also do sim work for the team and be a back-up driver if needed.
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Drivers, crew chiefs seeking statistical breakouts in 2022 (Part 1)
David Smith analyzes four drivers and two crew chiefs with legitimate opportunities for statistical breakouts in the new year.
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Weekend schedules – Clash in L.A., Daytona Speedweeks
Weekend schedules are out for next month's exhibition Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Coliseum and season-opening Daytona Speedweeks.
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NASCAR drivers racing in 2022 Chili Bowl Nationals
Kyle Larson leads this year's group of NASCAR drivers racing in next week's Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Crew chief Luke Lambert to be Noah Gragson’s crew chief
JR Motorsports completes its driver-crew chief lineup by pairing Luke Lambert with Noah Gragson for the 2022 Xfinity season.
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Leidos joins 23XI Racing as primary partner in 2022 Cup season
Fortune 500 company Leidos will partner with Bubba Wallace's No. 23 Toyota, serve as his primary sponsor at COTA this March.
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Drew Blickensderfer to be crew chief for Aric Almirola
Drew Blickensderfer is back with Aric Almirola for the 2022 Cup season after they worked together in 2016-17.
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2022 NASCAR Cup schedule, TV info, ticket info
Plan ahead for the 2022 NASCAR Cup season with this helpful guide.
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How NASCAR notables fared at Tulsa Shootout
Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell and Hailie Deegan went micro sprint racing last week in the Tulsa Shootout. How did they and other NASCAR drivers do?
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Silly season scorecard: New year, new rides
As a new year dawns and a new NASCAR season looms, it's time for a look at our updated silly season scorecard.
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2021 Season in Review: Kyle Larson
Kyle Larson capped one of the greatest seasons in U.S. racing history by winning his first NASCAR Cup Series championship.
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Xfinity: Patrick Emerling, Joey Gase form Emerling-Gase Motorsports
NASCAR modified veteran Patrick Emerling joins Joey Gase to form Emerling-Gase Motorsports; team to field one full-time and one part-time entry in 2022.
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Best finishes from around motorsports in 2021
Relive some of the best and wildest race conclusions in motorsports in 2021, from Cameron McAdoo's recovery to AJ Allmendinger's many dramatic finishes.
2021 Season in Review: Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr. returned to the Cup Series' Championship 4 after posting four wins in 2021. But a second Cup title will have to wait...
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Stat Darlings: Celebrating the best drivers of 2021
David Smith names his annual "Stat Darlings," a list of top NASCAR drivers that includes Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and William Byron.
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2021 Season in Review: Denny Hamlin
Denny Hamlin made the Cup Series' Championship 4 for a third consecutive season and also became a race-winning team owner at NASCAR's top level.
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2021 Season in Review: Chase Elliott
Between two wins, a feud with Kevin Harvick, and a shot at another title, Chase Elliott's year as reigning Cup Series champion didn't lack excitement.
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2021 Season in Review: Kevin Harvick
After leading the Cup Series with nine wins in 2020, Kevin Harvick and his Stewart-Haas No. 4 team had a tougher grind this season.
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2021 Season in Review: Brad Keselowski
In his final season with Team Penske, Brad Keselowski posted his sixth career Talladega win and narrowly missed out on a Championship 4 berth.
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2021 Season in Review: Ryan Blaney
Coming off an early playoff exit in 2020, Ryan Blaney responded with his strongest Cup Series season to date - and his first with multiple wins.
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2021 Season in Review: Joey Logano
This season, Joey Logano made history by winning the Cup Series' first race on dirt since 1970. But he had his struggles as well.
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2021 Season in Review: Kyle Busch
A solid 2021 season saw Kyle Busch score two wins and contend for a Championship 4 berth all the way to the final laps at Martinsville.
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Best of Gen 6: Acknowledging the era’s best pit strategists
David Smith acknowledges the best pit strategists of NASCAR's Gen 6 era, a list that includes Cole Pearn, Greg Ives and Chris Gabehart.
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2021 Season in Review: William Byron
Hendrick Motorsports' William Byron earned his third straight Cup Series playoff berth and set career-highs in nearly all major categories.
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NASCAR confirms 670 horsepower, 4-inch spoiler during the 2022 season
NASCAR confirmed it will use 670 horsepower with a 4-inch spoiler at the majority of its tracks during the 2022 Cup Series season.
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2021 Season in Review: Xfinity Series champion Daniel Hemric
Another steady season for Daniel Hemric culminated with his first NASCAR win that made him the 2021 Xfinity Series champion.
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