Austin Cindric achieves goal of winning at Indy

August 14, 2021 By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service INDIANAPOLIS – It was essentially a storybook ending for Austin Cindric Saturday afternoon in the Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard and the 22-year old with Hoosier roots appropriately celebrated his first win at the renowned Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course by singing “Back Home Again in Indiana” as he took a victory lap. Cindric easily out-paced the NASCAR Xfinity Series field by 2.108-seconds to take his series best fifth victory of the year and 13th of his career. It marked the second win on the day for the Team Penske Racing,…

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Kyle Larson outruns NASCAR field for Watkins Glen victory

  By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service Kyle Larson had to navigate lapped traffic in the closing laps and hold off his hard-charging Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott – the track’s most prolific winner of late – to earn the victory in Sunday’s Go Bowling at the Glen. But the 28-year old Californian Larson has been a driver to count on this season, finishing either first or second 10 times through the 23 races to date. And Sunday’s trophy at the historic Watkins Glen International road course is Larson’s NASCAR Cup Series-best fifth of the year; 11th of his career….

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Ty Gibbs adds another NASCAR Xfinity trophy with WGI victory

Aug. 7, 2021 By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service Even the very drivers he beat offered congratulations to 18-year old Ty Gibbs for the teenager’s victory in Saturday afternoon’s Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey 200 at the renowned Watkins Glen International road course. No matter which side of the track Gibbs re-started from, no matter the occasional hiccup getting up to speed, the grandson of NASCAR Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs proved he was up for the task – leading a race best (and career best) 43 of 82 laps to claim his third NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in 10 assorted…

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Austin Hill wins weather interrupted NASCAR Truck Series race at The Glen

Aug. 7, 2021 By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service Race leader Austin Hill was declared the winner of Saturday’s United Rentals 176 at the famed Watkins Glen International road course after lightning in the immediate area forced the field to stop on pit road 11 laps from the scheduled race finish. Hill had taken a 1.023-second lead over John Hunter Nemechek before the trucks headed to pit road where they waited under red flag conditions for nearly an hour before the race was officially called. The race marked the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular season finale, officially setting the…

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Ross Chastain to drive No. 1 car for Trackhouse in 2022

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 3, 2021) – Trackhouse Racing announced today that Ross Chastain will drive the organization’s second NASCAR Cup Series entry starting in 2022 and revealed his car will be the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro. Chastain will join the No. 99 Chevrolet Camaro driver Daniel Suárez when the first year Trackhouse organization expands into a two-car team in 2022. In June, Trackhouse announced the acquisition of Chip Ganassi Racing’s NASCAR assets, a move that secured two full-time NASCAR Cup Series entries and cleared the path for expansion. Chastain, who currently drives for Ganassi, has been one of the sport’s hottest…

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ARCA Menards Series set to take on the high banks of Winchester

By Charles Krall of the ARCA Menards Series There will be a lot on the line when the ARCA Menards Series takes to the 37-degree banks at Winchester Speedway on Saturday night. The Calypso Lemonade 200 is first and foremost a part of the ARCA Menards Series championship, and that championship battle is turning into a war between new leader Ty Gibbs and now challenger Corey Heim. Gibbs assumed the championship lead with his sixth victory of the season last Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, while Heim, who has four wins of his own this season, now sits second just…

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Pre-race Information for the NASCAR Cup Series Race at Dover

The Race: Drydene 400 The Track: Dover International Speedway is a high banked one-mile concrete oval Race Distance: 400 miles/400 laps Stages: Stage 1 will end at lap 120; Stage 2 will end at lap 240; the checkered flag will wave on lap 400 Time: 2:00PM(eastern) TV Coverage: FS1 Radio Coverage: MRN Starting Lineup: 1. Martin Truex, Jr.(19), 2. Denny Hamlin(11), 3. William Byron(24), 4. Kyle Larson(5), 5. Kevin Harvick(4), 6. Kyle Busch(18), 7. Ryan Blaney(12), 8. Chase Elliott(9), 9. Joey Logano(22), 10. Chris Buescher(17), 11. Christopher Bell(20), 12. Tyler Reddick(8), 13. Ryan Newman(6), 14. Austin Dillon(3), 15. Brad Keselowski(2),…

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Pre-race Information for the NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas Speedway

The Race: Buschy McBusch Race 400 The Track: Kansas Speedway is a 1.5-mile D-shaped oval with progressive banking of 17-20 degrees in the turns. Race Distance: 400.5 miles/267 laps Stages: Stage 1 will end at lap 80; Stage 2 will end at lap 160; the checkered flag will wave on lap 267 Time: 3:00PM(eastern) TV Coverage: FS1 Radio Coverage: MRN Starting Lineup: 1. Brad Keselowski(2), 2. William Byron(24), 3. Michael McDowell(34), 4. Kevin Harvick(4), 5. Matt DiBenedetto(21), 6. Austin Dillon(3), 7. Ryan Blaney(12), 8. Christopher Bell(20), 9. Kyle Busch(18), 10. Cole Custer(41), 11. Tyler Reddick(8), 12. Ryan Preece(37), 13. Bubba…

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Rich’s Ramblings: Did 2020 changes make NASCAR better?

From time to time I plan to drop in a brief recording to offer a few thoughts. I plan to make most of these on the way to or from a race track on some topic that may be of interest but not necessarily for a written story. In this edition of Rich’s Ramblings I talk about how the changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic may have actually improved NASCAR. Practice, qualifying, personnel, and more are addressed. Just click on the play button below to give it a listen. Please also consider reading Richard Allen is a member of…

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