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Listen to this article Wallace, the last of the 10 cars to qualify in the final round, easily topped Christopher Bell with an average lap speed of 190.703 mph. Wallace and Bell (189.898 mph) will share the front row to start Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway. The pole is the first for Wallace in his career and first for 23XI Racing, which is co-owned by NBA legend Michael Jordan and Cup driver Denny Hamlin. “That was tough – it took me five years to get my first pole,” Wallace said. “It’s a testament to everyone at 23XI, everybody on…

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Listen to this article Wallace, the last of the 10 cars to qualify in the final round, easily topped Christopher Bell with an average lap speed of 190.703 mph. Wallace and Bell (189.898 mph) will share the front row to start Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway. The pole is the first for Wallace in his career and first for 23XI Racing, which is co-owned by NBA legend Michael Jordan and Cup driver Denny Hamlin. “That was tough – it took me five years to get my first pole,” Wallace said. “It’s a testament to everyone at 23XI, everybody on…

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Listen to this article Busch set his top average lap speed of 188.788 mph in the first 20-minute session but Bubba Wallace came close in the second session with a lap at 188.432 mph. Denny Hamlin ended up third-fastest, Ty Gibbs was fourth and Martin Truex Jr. rounded out the top-five. Tyler Reddick was the top non-Toyota driver in practice, coming in sixth overall in his Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. Among those drivers who ran at last 10 consecutive laps, Hamlin had the fastest average speed (186.992 mph). Wallace and Gibbs were second and third, respectively, in that category. Read…

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Listen to this article Since its beginnings, the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières has distinguished itself by hosting various car series that highlight the power, finesse, control and also the new generation of this sport. The Grand Prix has also proven itself by the proximity it provides to the racing fans. In fact, during both weekends, access to the paddocks is open so that the public and the drivers can mingle in total simplicity. For the 16th consecutive year, the big, loud and powerful cars of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series will be in action on the GP3R street circuit. The 60…

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Listen to this article NASCAR heads back to the ovals after a hectic race weekend on the IMS Road Course. Tyler Reddick claimed victory while Ross Chastain was the center of controversy once again. On the final restart, he took the access road in Turn 1 and ending up gaining ground, even fighting Reddick for the race lead. He crossed the line second, but was penalized and dropped to 27th in the final running order. It is Reddick’s second victory of the 2022 season, both coming on a road course. Rookies Harrison Burton and Todd Gilliland each claimed the best result of…

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Listen to this article Busch remains locked into the playoffs after being granted a waiver, but has yet to be cleared to compete by NASCAR’s medical team. He has fallen to 18th in the standings, but as long as he remains inside the top-30 and there are no more than two new winners over the next four races, his position in the playoffs will be safe. Ty Gibbs will again pilot the No. 45 Toyota this weekend. The 19-year-old made his Cup debut at Pocono and finished an impressive 16th. He followed it up with another solid result at the…

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Listen to this article “Four wins is not enough. It’s not acceptable. We need to get more wins,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance Motorsports. “We need to have drivers further up the standings and hopefully at least four if not more drivers into the playoffs. “It’s certainly going to be hard with where we are with only four regular season races left, so it’s been a struggle with the new car, the new package with getting our head around it and how to set it up properly going to the track and optimizing it.” Trailing their rivals…

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Listen to this article Keselowski, driver and part-owner of Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing, speaks from experience as his No. 6 team was assessed a 100-point penalty for modifying a single-source supplied part to the Next Gen car. NASCAR discovered the infraction after taking his car to its research and development center in Concord, N.C., for further inspection following the spring race at Atlanta. In the last two weeks, NASCAR has disqualified race winner Denny Hamlin and second-place finisher Kyle Busch at Pocono after finding issues with the front fascia on both cars and Michael McDowell’s team was also hit with…

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Listen to this article Hill, 28, will be driving the No. 33 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet as a third entry for the team at Michigan. It will be the first time RCR has entered three cars in the same Cup race since May, 2019 when Tyler Reddick made his Cup Series debut at Kansas. The organization is fresh off its second Cup win of the season, both courtesy of Reddick. “As a kid growing up in this sport, getting the chance to run a NASCAR Cup Series car is the ultimate dream, especially with a team like Richard Childress Racing…

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Listen to this article In the span of a month Reddick confirmed that Richard Childress Racing had picked up its option to retain him as a driver in the Cup Series for the 2023 season and then announced weeks later he would join 23XI Racing in 2024. Reddick won his first series race at Road America in between those two events but many doubted whether Reddick and his No. 8 RCR team could still perform at a high level knowing Reddick’s tenure at the organization was limited. Sunday’s performance by both Reddick and his team should have answered any question…

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