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  • NASCAR fines teen for Daytona video stunt

    (Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:21:27 GMT)

    Taylor Gray, 15, has also been placed on probation for the 2021 season after he filmed himself driving at Daytona last week.

    Kelley Blue Book to continue support of Chase Elliott

    (Fri, 22 Jan 2021 21:03:08 GMT)

    Company will serve as a two-race primary and full-season associate sponsor in the 2021 and 2022 Cup seasons.

    Landon Cassill returns to fulltime NASCAR competition

    (Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:46:42 GMT)

    After step back from racing last season, Landon Cassill will return to fulltime competition in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021.

    Landon Cassill to run full Xfinity season for JD Motorsports

    (Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:21:47 GMT)

    Landon Cassill returns to full-time status as driver of the No. 4 JD Motorsports entry for the 2021 Xfinity Series season.

    2021 Daytona 500: Date, time, live stream, how to watch, starting grid

    (Thu, 21 Jan 2021 21:19:33 GMT)

    Denny Hamlin is looking for a three-peat while champion Chase Elliott is going to try to pick up where he finished last season.

    When is the Daytona 500 in 2021? Date, start time, TV schedule for race and qualifying

    (Thu, 21 Jan 2021 09:59:19 GMT)

    The Daytona 500 will kick off the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season and feature a mix of new teams like Michael Jordan’s 23XI Racing along with more established units such as Hendrick Motorsports, home to defending series champion Chase Elliott. This year’s Daytona 500, the 63rd running of The Great American Race, is scheduled for […]

    2021 season preview: Spire Motorsports

    (Thu, 21 Jan 2021 09:11:57 GMT)

    Today we’re looking at Spire Motorsports, as we continue NASCAR.com‘s countdown of team previews for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, starting with new chartered teams then ranked in reverse order of best finish in last year‘s owner standings. MORE: Changes to know for 2021 season SPIRE MOTORSPORTS Manufacturer: Chevrolet Engine: Hendrick Motorsports Driver-crew chief pairings: […]

    Jamie McMurray's son offers priceless reaction to Daytona 500 news

    (Wed, 20 Jan 2021 17:34:21 GMT)

    NASCAR Nation was treated to the news Tuesday of a familiar face returning to the cockpit to make another run at a second Daytona 500 win. Spire Motorsports announced that Jamie McMurray will return to NASCAR Cup Series competition next month, driving the No. 77 Chevrolet in the Daytona 500. Having last competed in NASCAR‘s […]

    Music executive Scott Borchetta forms Xfinity Series team

    (Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:55:29 GMT)

    Big Machine Racing Team plans to run the No. 48 Chevrolet full-time this Xfinity season with Jade Buford as the driver.

    NASCAR Xfinity champion Cindric set for Cup debut at Daytona 500

    (Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:36:10 GMT)

    NASCAR Xfinity champion Austin Cindric will aim to make his Cup series debut next month at the Daytona 500

    Live Fast Motorsports enters NASCAR as a new team for 2021

    (Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:23:57 GMT)

    NASCAR.com's Alex Weaver and Jonathan Merryman break down the 2021 season expectations for Live Fast Motorsports.

    Keelan Harvick’s goal is to race dad in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

    (Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:12:29 GMT)

    Kevin Harvick tells NASCAR.com that his son, Keelan, has a goal of racing against him in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

    'Times shift' for Ty Dillon in 2021 venture with Toyota, Gaunt Brothers

    (Wed, 20 Jan 2021 10:16:35 GMT)

    Ty Dillon described his suiting up for a Tuesday afternoon video conference as “unique,” and with understandable reason. As he donned a short-sleeved polo for his media session, he glanced in the mirror and noticed the logo of Toyota’s overlapping ellipses below his left shoulder. In any other instance over the course of a NASCAR […]

    H2H: Who's the biggest dark horse for the 2021 season?

    (Wed, 20 Jan 2021 09:52:31 GMT)

    The 2021 Daytona 500 is less than a month away with plenty of unknowns heading into what might be the most anticipated NASCAR Cup Series season in history. While drivers such as defending champion Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin — just to name a few — are poised for more success this year, […]

    Austin Cindric to drive fourth Penske entry, bidding for Cup Series debut in Daytona 500

    (Wed, 20 Jan 2021 09:20:10 GMT)

    Austin Cindric’s plans to graduate to the NASCAR Cup Series received a dose of Wednesday morning clarity, with Team Penske announcing a fourth Daytona 500 entry reserved for the reigning Xfinity Series champion. Cindric is set to drive Penske’s No. 33 Ford in an attempt to qualify for The Great American Race (Feb. 14, 2:30 […]

    Derrike Cope to run Daytona 500 for Rick Ware Racing

    (Tue, 19 Jan 2021 23:30:11 GMT)

    In what's being billed as his final Daytona 500 start, the 62-year-old Cope will drive the No. 15 Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing.

    Ally to sponsor inaugural Cup race at Nashville Superspeedway

    (Tue, 19 Jan 2021 22:40:59 GMT)

    The Ally 400 is scheduled for Father's Day, Sunday, June 20, and serves as the opening race for NBC Sports' NASCAR coverage this season.

    Tentative schedule released for Daytona 500 week

    (Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:48:18 GMT)

    On-track action is set to begin Tuesday night, Feb. 9 with the exhibition Busch Clash on the Daytona road course.

    Nashville Superspeedway lands sponsor for Cup Series debut, to be named Ally 400

    (Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:31:27 GMT)

    LEBANON, Tenn. (Jan. 19, 2021) — Ally Financial will make history in June as the presenting sponsor of the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at Nashville Superspeedway, track and company officials said Tuesday. Ally, a leading digital financial-services company and the primary sponsor of Alex Bowman and the iconic Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet, will […]

    Dillon lands Daytona 500 ride with rebuilding Gaunt Brothers

    (Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:11:21 GMT)

    Ty Dillon landed a Daytona 500 ride with Gaunt Brothers Racing, a pairing of a driver and team both trying to rebuild in 2021. Gaunt Brothers last year ran its first full Cup season but struggled in part because COVID-19 protocols wiped out almost all practice, qualifying and testing. Bass Pro Shops and Black Rifle Coffee Company will sponsor the No. 96 Toyota as Dillon attempts to qualify for NASCAR's Feb. 14 opener at Daytona International Speedway.

    McMurray makes NASCAR return for Daytona 500 with Spire

    (Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:54:00 GMT)

    Jamie McMurray will make a return to NASCAR Cup competition, and will race in February's Daytona 500 for the Spire Motorsports team

    Jamie McMurray returns for another shot at the Daytona 500

    (Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:40:20 GMT)

    Jamie McMurray is getting another chance to become a two-time Daytona 500 champion.

    Jamie McMurray lands Daytona 500 ride for Spire Motorsports

    (Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:38:53 GMT)

    2010 Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray will drive the No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet in pursuit of a second win in "The Great American Race."

    NASCAR to hold pre-race Daytona 500 concert with Luke Combs

    (Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:25:07 GMT)

    NASCAR will attempt some normalcy at the season-opening Daytona 500 with a live pre-race concert - the first big performance at a track during the pandemic - featuring country music star Luke Combs. Combs, who performed virtually for NASCAR's season finale in November, has not done a live show since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March. NASCAR, which prides itself on its elaborate pre-race pomp and entertainment, has not had a major live performance since PitBull and Blake Shelton performed in the final race before sports were halted.

    Stewart balances personal bliss, professional angst

    (Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:07:05 GMT)

    Tony Stewart wants the record set straight regarding recent business decisions. He also finds himself happier in his personal life than ever before.

    Ty Dillon set for Daytona 500 bid with Gaunt Brothers Racing

    (Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:37:16 GMT)

    MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2021) — Gaunt Brothers Racing has named Ty Dillon as its driver for the 63rd running of the Daytona 500 Feb. 14 at Daytona International Speedway. The 28-year-old from Lewisville, North Carolina, will make his 163rd career NASCAR Cup Series start upon qualifying for The Great American Race. Dillon will drive […]

    2021 season preview: Trackhouse Racing Team

    (Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:23:10 GMT)

    Today‘s Trackhouse Racing Team preview continues NASCAR.com‘s countdown of team previews for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, starting with new chartered teams then ranked in reverse order of best finish in last year‘s owner standings. MORE: Changes to know for 2021 season TRACKHOUSE RACING TEAM Manufacturer: Chevrolet Engine: ECR Engines Driver-crew chief pairings: Daniel Suarez-Travis Mack […]

    Jamie McMurray returns for Daytona 500 effort in Spire's No. 77

    (Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:17:38 GMT)

    Spire Motorsports announced Tuesday that Jamie McMurray will return to NASCAR Cup Series competition next month, driving the No. 77 Chevrolet in the Daytona 500. McMurray last competed in NASCAR’s top division in 2019, also in a one-off start with Spire in The Great American Race. McMurray — who joined FOX Sports as a NASCAR […]

    Column: Stewart balances personal bliss, professional angst

    (Mon, 18 Jan 2021 23:16:24 GMT)

    Tony Stewart is angry - what else is new? It was him, he insists, not NASCAR, who didn't renew the Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway. Stewart understands being rebuffed on signing Larson, even though that slammed the brakes on Stewart's attempt to help a friend resurrect his career while adding a top NASCAR talent to SHR's four-car organization.

    2021 season preview: 23XI Racing

    (Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:12:43 GMT)

    Today‘s 23XI Racing preview starts NASCAR.com‘s countdown of team previews for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, starting with new chartered teams then ranked in reverse order of best finish in last year‘s owner standings. MORE: Changes to know for 2021 season 23XI RACING Manufacturer: Toyota Engine: Toyota Racing Development Driver-crew chief pairings: Bubba Wallace-Mike Wheeler (No. 23) What’s […]

    'The Google of race shops:' Denny Hamlin offers glimpse into 23XI Racing's growth, future

    (Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:46:07 GMT)

    Editor’s Note: This story was first published on December 15, 2020. Denny Hamlin and Bubba Wallace received their 23XI Racing branded polos and jackets minutes before Monday morning‘s media Zoom call following their major sponsorship announcement. The rush delivery was a representation of how every minute is critical for a group trying to establish what […]

    Less than a month before the 2021 Daytona 500

    (Sun, 17 Jan 2021 15:58:50 GMT)

    A final 2020 snapshot each week on a few drivers in NASCAR's top three series showing results and what we know about their 2021 plans. (AP)

    NASCAR TV schedule: Week of Jan. 18-24, 2021

    (Sun, 17 Jan 2021 11:03:29 GMT)

    Which channels have NASCAR programming this week? We answer that and give the weekly NASCAR television listings here in the NASCAR TV schedule. Note: All times are ET. MORE: How to find NBCSN | Get the NBC Sports App | How to find FS1 | Get FOX Sports App Tuesday, January 19 On MRN 7 p.m., NASCAR Live Sunday, January 24 4:30 […]

    Kyle Larson scores second consecutive Chili Bowl Nationals win

    (Sun, 17 Jan 2021 06:02:30 GMT)

    Kyle Larson took the lead at the start and went on to win the Chili Bowl Nationals on Saturday night. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. placed seventh.

    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rallies to finish third Friday at Chili Bowl

    (Sat, 16 Jan 2021 03:59:57 GMT)

    Ricky Stenhouse went from 18th to third in Friday night's A-main at the Chili Bowl, completing a remarkable comeback after early issues.

    Mr. WorldWide to NASCAR: Pitbull joins Trackhouse ownership

    (Fri, 15 Jan 2021 22:05:04 GMT)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- ''Mr. Worldwide'' is coming to NASCAR. Pitbull has become an ownership partner in new NASCAR team Trackhouse Racing, set to make its debut next month at the Daytona 500. The platinum-selling rapper, known also as ''Mr. Worldwide,'' joins NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan as celebrity owners entering NASCAR this year.

    Pitbull becomes co-owner at Trackhouse Racing

    (Fri, 15 Jan 2021 19:30:46 GMT)

    GRAMMY award-winning singer and songwriter Pitbull is taking on an ownership role at the Trackhouse Racing NASCAR team.

    Pitbull becomes co-owner at Trackhouse Racing NASCAR Cup Series team

    (Fri, 15 Jan 2021 18:57:59 GMT)

    Grammy award-winning music artist Pitbull has secured an ownership stake in the Trackhouse Racing NASCAR Cup Series team

    Pitbull joins Trackhouse Racing NASCAR Cup team as team partner

    (Fri, 15 Jan 2021 18:04:22 GMT)

    Superstar performer Pitbull signs on to be a team partner of Trackhouse Racing ahead of the organization's debut in February at the Daytona 500.

    Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Justin Allgaier next up Friday at Chili Bowl

    (Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:37:49 GMT)

    J.J. Yeley, former Cup driver Kasey Kahne, and 2020 ARCA Menards Series West champion Jesse Love are also among Friday night notables.

    Trackhouse Racing Team adds Pitbull as team partner ahead of 2021 debut

    (Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:55:28 GMT)

    Trackhouse Racing Team announced a major addition to its ownership group on Friday, bringing into the fold Armando Perez — best known by his stage name, Pitbull. Trackhouse Entertainment Group made the news public Friday, which coincides with Pitbull’s 40th birthday. The Grammy Award-winning Latin artist joins team founder and co-owner Justin Marks ahead of […]

    Friday 5: Examining five key questions about 2021 Cup season

    (Fri, 15 Jan 2021 11:30:37 GMT)

    A look at if Chase Elliott's road course domination continues, why Ryan Blaney will be a driver to watch and how soon Kyle Larson wins this season.

    Christopher Bell wins Thursday night feature at Chili Bowl

    (Fri, 15 Jan 2021 03:51:06 GMT)

    Christopher Bell, dominated Thursday night, winning his heat race, qualifying race and the A-main at the Chili Bowl Nationals.

    Noah Gragson to attempt next month’s Daytona 500

    (Thu, 14 Jan 2021 17:31:59 GMT)

    Xfinity Series regular Noah Gragson will attempt to make his Cup debut in next month's Daytona 500. He will drive the No. 62 for Beard Motorsports.

    Noah Gragson to attempt Cup Series debut in Daytona 500

    (Thu, 14 Jan 2021 17:29:50 GMT)

    NASCAR Xfinity Series standout Noah Gragson will attempt to make his Cup Series debut in the 2021 Daytona 500.

    Christopher Bell set to compete Thursday at Chili Bowl

    (Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:15:04 GMT)

    Three-time Chili Bowl champion Christopher Bell leads the NASCAR contingent into Thursday's races.

    Bubba Wallace’s first paint scheme for 23XI Racing revealed

    (Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:36:34 GMT)

    Bubba Wallace will run February's season-opening Daytona 500 in a red/white/black No. 23 Doordash Toyota for the new 23XI Racing.

    Noah Gragson to attempt Daytona 500 debut with Beard Motorsports

    (Thu, 14 Jan 2021 12:31:03 GMT)

    Beard Motorsports announced Thursday that NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Noah Gragson will drive its No. 62 Chevrolet in a bid for the season-opening Daytona 500 on Feb. 14. Gragson, who drives full-time in the Xfinity Series for JR Motorsports, will attempt to make his NASCAR Cup Series debut in the 500-mile crown jewel (2:30 p.m. […]

    Reser's Fine Foods moves to Martin Truex Jr.

    (Thu, 14 Jan 2021 11:00:22 GMT)

    Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday that Reser’s Fine Foods will move its sponsorship to Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 19 Toyota for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Reser’s will become the primary sponsor for four races, including Dover International Speedway (May 16), Pocono Raceway (June 27), New Hampshire Motor Speedway (July 18) and Watkins Glen […]

    H2H: Who is primed for a sophomore season jump in the Cup Series?

    (Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:38:48 GMT)

    Last year’s class of freshmen NASCAR Cup Series drivers led by Christopher Bell, Cole Custer and two-time Xfinity Series champion Tyler Reddick was one of the most buzzed about rookie crops in recent years. Bell had an up-and-down season peaking with a third-place run in the third-to-last race of the year at Texas Motor Speedway, […]

    Chase Elliott has a ‘blast’ in Chili Bowl debut

    (Thu, 14 Jan 2021 03:56:18 GMT)

    Chase Elliott made his Chili Bowl debut. Brett Moffitt and Ryan Newman also were among NASCAR competitors on track Wednesday.