Ty Gibbs vs Corey Heim rivalry set to continue this weekend in Iowa

It’s been a season to remember for Ty Gibbs and Corey Heim. The two 18-year-old ARCA Menards Series phenomenons have combined to win each of first nine races of the 2021 season. Gibbs holds the advantage with five wins to Heim’s four, but Heim leads the series championship standings by seven heading into the tenth race of the season at Berlin Raceway. Gibbs, the grandson of Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach and NASCAR Hall of Fame team owner Joe Gibbs, has excelled not only in the ARCA Menards Series, but he’s won twice in the NASCAR Xfinity Series…

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Brad Keselowski takes on ownership role as new Roush Fenway Racing partner

July 20, 2021  By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brad Keselowski says he feels like an investor buying a stock that’s about to go up. That was the optimistic attitude all parties expressed Tuesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, where Keselowski was announced as the new minority partner and driver with Roush Fenway Racing (RFR), effective at the end of the 2021 season. A former team owner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Keselowski is purchasing a piece of RFR, jointly owned by founder Jack Roush and the Fenway Sports Group. At the end of…

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Cup Series champions lead NASCAR contingent into Bristol Dirt Nationals

There will certainly be no shortage of star power in the Karl’s Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals during the coming week at the famed Bristol Motor Speedway. No fewer than three former NASCAR Cup Series champions as well as a former Daytona 500 winner and the hottest name in all of racing will be among the drivers competing on the clay covered high banks of the track located in the northeastern corner of Tennessee. When the decision was made to cover the normally concrete-surfaced half-mile track with dirt for the purpose of hosting NASCAR’s first Cup Series dirt race since the…

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Corey Heim looking to extend ARCA win streak in Phoenix

The ARCA Menards Series has been on hiatus for almost four weeks since its season opening thriller at the Daytona International Speedway. That break in the racing action, however, will end this Friday evening when the historic tour takes to the track at the Phoenix Raceway for the General Tire 150. This will only be the second race in the history of the national series on this one-mile track but the event will serve as a combination with the ARCA Menards Series West. That series has raced here multiple times under the former K&N West Series banner. One driver who…

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Two companies set to serve as primary sponsors for Larson’s No. 5 car

In a press release sent out by Hendrick Motorsports early Wednesday morning, the championship winning racing organization announced that two companies have agreed to serve as primary sponsors for driver Kyle Larson and his team. Machine tool maker Cincinnati, Inc. and heavy-duty truck manufacturer Freightliner have been named as the backers for the No. 5 Chevrolet. “We’re pleased to have Cincinnati and Freightliner grow their respective partnerships with us,” HMS owner Rick Hendrick said in the release. “The best way we can show our appreciation is with high performance on and off the racetrack. NASCAR has tremendous momentum going into…

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Stewart Friesen to go Dirt Late Model racing in 2021

In a story reported by DirtonDirt.com, it has been revealed that NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Stewart Friesen will compete in select Dirt Late Model races during the 2021 season. The 37-year-old Canadian has long been one of the top racers in the Big Block Modified division that contests events on dirt primarily in the northeastern portion of the United States. According to his website, Friesen has won more than 275 Modified and Sprint Car feature races during his career. Friesen has won two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events, both coming in 2019. One of those victories was…

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Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway still working toward NASCAR dates

The Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway was once a staple on the NASCAR schedule. The .596-mile paved oval hosted the NASCAR Cup Series from 1958 when Joe Weatherly captured the checkered flag in a 100-mile event until 1984 when Geoffrey Bodine was the last to earn a win in the sport’s top division on the historic track. The NASCAR Xfinity Series raced there on an irregular basis from 1984 to 2000 and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series staged events in the state capital of Tennessee from 1996 to 2000. The track recently hosted the All-American 400, one of pavement short track…

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Jeremy Clements Racing seeking sponsorship going forward

Jeremy Clements is used to fighting uphill battles. The Spartanburg, SC native has long competed against some of NASCAR’s power organizations by running full time on the Xfinity Series with his single-car operation run out of his family’s Dirt Late Model racing engine shop. And now, the 35-year-old racer faces another challenge after it was announced that Jeremy Clements Racing and longtime sponsor Repairables.com are parting ways. JCR and Repairables.com have been together for ten years and have seen their share of success as a pairing. Clements has compiled 23 top-ten Xfinity finishes over the course of his career, including…

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Kyle Larson set for return to racing with WoO Sprint Cars

Kyle Larson has completed the sensitivity training that had been required of him following an incident in which he used a racial slur on a broadcast channel open to the public while competing in an online virtual race. Since that blunder, the 27-year-old winner of six NASCAR Cup Series events has been fired as the driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing. Even though he has completed the mandatory training, Larson remains under indefinite suspension by NASCAR. However, Larson will return to racing action this Friday night as he is listed among the entrants for an upcoming…

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Ty Majeski to drive Niece Motorsports truck in 2020

On Monday night Ty Majeski appeared to be on his way to one of the biggest Late Model wins of his career until he found himself turned and heading toward the inside retaining wall during a late race restart at Florida’s Five Flags Speedway in the 52nd annual Snowball Derby. Instead of a carer-defining win, the Wisconsin driver ended his night with a battered race car and a 14th place finish. On Tuesday, Majeski’s fortunes turned as it was announced in a press release on NieceMotorsports.com that he would drive on a full-time basis for Niece Motorsports during the 2020…

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