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Listen to this article Reddick got through Turn 1 on the restart unscathed while most of the field did not, including Ross Chastain, who ran off onto the access road and returned to the track in the lead. With multiple cars going off track battling for position, Reddick eventually ran Chastain down and passed him for the lead and held on for the victory. Chastain, however, was penalized by NASCAR for cutting the corner and dropped to 27th place. The win is the second of Reddick’s career with both coming this season and both on road courses. “I was…

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Listen to this article Despite an early-race setback on pit road that set him back in the field, Allmendinger rebounded and led a race-high 42 of 62 laps. Allmendinger reclaimed the lead for the final time on a restart on Lap 45 and cruised to a 2.084-second win over Cup Series regular Alex Bowman. The win is Allmendinger’s third of the year and all have come on road courses (his other wins were at Circuit of the Americas and Portland). It’s also the 13th victory of his career. “God, I love this place. Indy, baby! Let’s go,” Allmendinger said.…

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Listen to this article Reddick was one of first to complete a lap in the final round and his average lap speed of 99.378 mph ended up almost three-tenths-of-a-second faster than his nearest rival, Austin Cindric. The pole is the first this season for Reddick, who earned his first career series victory earlier this month at Road America. It’s the second of his career, with his first coming in the 2019 season at Circuit of the Americas. “It actually didn’t (feel that fast) which is prompted me to run a second lap,” Reddick said. “I could have done a better…

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Listen to this article As it turned out, the top-four speeds all came from the first 20-minute session led by Cindric’s average lap speed of 98.446 mph. Daniel Suarez was second (98.354 mph), Ryan Blaney third (98.168 mph), Ross Chastain fourth and Christopher Bell – fastest in Group B – ended up fifth-fastest overall. Group B Bell was fastest in the second 20-minute session with an average lap speed of 98.089 mph. Tyler Reddick ended up second (97.881 mph) and A.J. Allmendinger – who won this race a year ago – was third (97.875 mph). Kevin Harvick and Joey Hand…

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Listen to this article Jones, 26, joined what was this Richard Petty Motorsports in 2021 and continued with the organization this year after a merger which formed Petty GMS. “I’m really excited to have this deal done and finally be able to talk about it,” said Jones. “I really like the group I have at Petty GMS and working with Dave (Elenz, crew chief). Each week I feel like we get better and better and put ourselves in contention to win. “Knowing where I’ll be driving allows us to really focus on building the team and making our cars better.…

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Listen to this article Enfinger was among several trucks that pit for new tires under a late race caution and he had made his way up to fourth when the race went into overtime. John Hunter Nemechek led on the restart but was quickly passed by Zane Smith but Enfinger moved past them both at the start of the final lap and held off Ben Rhodes by 0.477 seconds to seal the win. With the victory, Enfinger automatically advances to Round 2 of the playoffs regardless of his performance in the next two races. The win is the seventh of…

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Listen to this article It’s been quite the week for NASCAR, including a thrilling race at Pocono Raceway where Denny Hamlin and Ross Chastain clashed once again. In the battle for the win, Hamlin ran Chastain up the track and into the wall. Hamlin went on to win, beating teammate Kyle Busch. However, it was all for naught as both Joe Gibbs Racing cars were disqualified after failing post-race inspection. Chase Elliott inherited the race victory, further extending his championship lead. Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. remain safe, for now, as the only drivers currently in the playoffs without a win. A…

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Listen to this article For one, Gibbs is the 19-year-old grandson of Joe Gibbs – elected to both the NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame – and he drives race cars for the family-owned NASCAR operation. And second, and perhaps most important, Ty is very good at it. Ty’s racing career stretches maybe seven years and he has won – and many times dominated – in every series in which he’s competed. He won 10 of 20 races and the ARCA Menards Series championship last year and made 18 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. While the level of competition…

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Listen to this article Camping World has served as the presenting sponsor of NASCAR’s third national division since 2009, replacing Craftsman. There was a brief re-brand to the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series from 2019 to 2020 after Camping World acquired the company, before returning to the CWTS name in 2021. But that relationship is now coming to end. Camping World will now renew its sponsorship for the 2023 season, a move revealed by Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis on Twitter with a post that read as follows: “What an amazing opportunity it has been. 14 years, over 30…

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Listen to this article On Wednesday, 23XI Racing released the following statement: “Following medical evaluations after his wreck at Pocono Raceway last Saturday, Kurt Busch has not been cleared by the NASCAR medical team to return to competition this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. Ty Gibbs will once again fill in for Kurt in the No. 45 Monster Energy Toyota Camry TRD. Kurt’s health is of the utmost importance to the team, and we wish him all the best as he prepares for his return.” Busch, 43, was involved in a hard wreck in the final round of…

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