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23XI Racing secures charter for Kurt Busch’s car

  23XI Racing secures charter for Kurt Busch’s car Steve Lauletta, president of 23XI Racing, tells SiriusXM NASCAR Radio that the team has secured a charter in a deal with StarCom Racing and Spire Motorsports.The charter will go to the No. 45 car for Kurt Busch. He will be a teammate to Bubba Wallace.

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With each day, the start of the 2022 NASCAR Cup schedule is closer.

The 2022 Cup season begins Feb. 6 with the Busch Light Clash exhibition race at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Daytona 500 follows on Feb. 20.

New to the Cup schedule will be World Wide Technology Raceway, a 1.25-mile track in Madison, Illinois. The Cup race there will be June 5.

Homestead-Miami Speedway moves back into the playoffs in the 2022 NASCAR Cup schedule. Richmond Raceway moves out of the playoffs to a date in August. The Bristol Dirt Race moves to a prime-time start on Easter Sunday.

Off-week reflections: Highlights from 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season so far

  Off-week reflections: Highlights from 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season so far Twenty-two races down. Fourteen to go. NASCAR‘s 2021 Cup Series season has been an eventful one, to say the least, and now that the schedule is in the midst of a two-week break, there has been ample time to reflect on all that has happened so far. From numerous victors to new tracks and record […]RELATED: Playoff picture | Championship standings | Title odds

Also, the series has only one weekend off between the Daytona 500 and the Nov. 6 championship race at Phoenix Raceway.

Here’s a look at the 2022 NASCAR Cup schedule with TV and ticket information:

February 6: Busch Light Clash at the LA Coliseum (8 p.m ET)

TV: FS1

Defending race winner: Inaugural event at LA Coliseum. Kyle Busch won last year’s event at Daytona

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February 17: Duel at Daytona International Speedway (7 p.m. ET)

TV: FS1

Defending race winners: Aric Almirola and Austin Dillon

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February 20: Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET)

TV: Fox

Defending race winner: Michael McDowell

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February 27: Auto Club Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET)

TV: Fox

Defending race winner: Alex Bowman (won 2020 event; track did not host 2021 race)

Chase Elliott looks outside his comfort zone to race different cars

  Chase Elliott looks outside his comfort zone to race different cars Chase Elliott will make his sprint car debut Tuesday night at Merced (California) Speedway. He's raced a variety of cars this season and says it has helped make him better.Elliott started 2021 racing a midget car at the Chili Bowl in January and “had a blast” doing so. A couple of weeks later, he made his debut in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, driving for the Action Express Racing team that started on the pole.

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March 6: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET)

TV: Fox

Defending race winner: Kyle Larson

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March 13: Phoenix Raceway (3:30 p.m. ET)

TV: Fox

Defending race winner: Martin Truex Jr.

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March 20: Atlanta Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET)

TV: Fox

Defending race winner: Ryan Blaney

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March 27: Circuit of the Americas (3:30 p.m. ET)

TV: Fox

Defending race winner: Chase Elliott

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April 3: Richmond Raceway (3:30 p.m. ET)

TV: Fox

Defending race winner: Alex Bowman

Friday 5: NASCAR Cup pit crews set for busy offseason with changes for 2022

  Friday 5: NASCAR Cup pit crews set for busy offseason with changes for 2022 Changing to the wheel from having five lug nuts to one is leading to big changes with pit stops. Also, one Cup team seeks to mirror how F1 teams operate.But those changes don’t compare to what is in store for next season. The wheels will have one lug nut instead of five. While that seems minor, it will impact pit stops in significant ways.

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April 9: Martinsville Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET)

TV: FS1

Defending race winner: Martin Truex Jr.

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April 17: Dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway (7 p.m. ET)

TV: Fox

Defending race winner: Joey Logano

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April 24: Talladega Superspeedway (3 p.m. ET)

TV: Fox

Defending race winner: Brad Keselowski

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May 1: Dover International Speedway (3 p.m. ET)

TV: FS1

Defending race winner: Alex Bowman

World Cup qualifier playoffs draw: Final Qatar 2022 spots around world & Europe

  World Cup qualifier playoffs draw: Final Qatar 2022 spots around world & Europe The five final berths to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be decided via playoffs that will be held in Europe and around the world.FIFA will conduct the draw in Zurich at 11 a.m. ET (5 p.m. CET - Central European Time) and it will determine the matchups that will assign the final three berths in Europe, as well as the two intercontinental playoff berths (details below). The draw will be streamed live on FIFA.com, on YouTube, and on Twitter.

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May 8: Darlington Raceway (3:30 p.m. ET)

TV: FS1

Defending race winner: Martin Truex Jr.

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May 15: Kansas Speedway (3 p.m. ET)

TV: FS1

Defending race winner: Kyle Busch

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May 22: NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway (8  p.m. ET)

TV: FS1

Defending race winner: Kyle Larson

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May 29: Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (6 p.m. ET)

TV: Fox

Defending race winner: Kyle Larson

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June 5: World Wide Technology Raceway (3:30 p.m. ET)

TV: FS1

Defending race winner: Inaugural event

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June 12: Sonoma Raceway (4 p.m. ET)

TV: FS1

Defending race winner: Kyle Larson

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June 26: Nashville Superspeedway (5 p.m. ET)

TV: NBC

Lee USA Speedway added to 2022 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule

  Lee USA Speedway added to 2022 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule ATTLEBORO, Mass. — NASCAR, JDV Productions and Lee USA Speedway announced Tuesday that the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will visit Lee on May 21, 2022, for a 175-lap race. Set to be showcased as part of a full Saturday afternoon of racing, the Whelen Modified Tour will return to the New Hampshire oval for the […]The Lee event marks the fourth and final for 2022 that will be promoted by JDV Productions, led by Josh Vanada and his group of motorsports professionals. The JDV schedule will begin at Lee and will continue with events at Jennerstown Speedway on May 28, Monadnock Speedway on June 18 and Claremont Motorsports Park on July 29.

Defending race winner: Kyle Larson

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July 3: Road America (3 p.m. ET)

TV: USA

Defending race winner: Chase Elliott

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July 10: Atlanta Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET)

TV: USA

Defending race winner: Kurt Busch

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July 17: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET)

TV: USA

Defending race winner: Aric Almirola

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July 24: Pocono Raceway (3 p.m. ET)

TV: USA

Defending race winner: Alex Bowman and Kyle Larson (two races at track last year)

Friday 5: New Cup owners joining NASCAR but one thing is missing

  Friday 5: New Cup owners joining NASCAR but one thing is missing As new Cup owners have emerged in NASCAR, most have come from within the sport. The next step could be attracting new owners from outside the sport.“It’s certainly been a learning experience,” Marks told NBC Sports about his first season as a Cup owner. “We’ve packed a lot of stuff into the last 12 months.

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July 31: Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course (2:30 p.m. ET)

TV: NBC

Defending race winner: AJ Allmendinger

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August 7: Michigan International Speedway (3 p.m. ET)

TV: USA

Defending race winner: Ryan Blaney

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August 14: Richmond Raceway (3 p.m. ET)

TV: USA

Defending race winner: Martin Truex Jr.

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August 21: Watkins Glen International (3 p.m. ET)

TV: USA

Defending race winner: Kyle Larson

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August 27: Daytona International Speedway (7 p.m. ET)

TV: NBC

Defending race winner: Ryan Blaney

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September 4: Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway (6 p.m. ET)

TV: USA

Defending race winner: Denny Hamlin

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September 11: Kansas Speedway (3 p.m. ET)

TV: USA

Defending race winner: Kyle Larson

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September 17: Bristol Motor Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET, cutoff race)

TV: USA

Defending race winner: Kyle Larson

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September 25: Texas Motor Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET)

TV: USA

Defending race winner: Kyle Larson

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October 2: Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET)

TV: NBC

Defending race winner: Bubba Wallace

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October 9: Charlotte Roval (2 p.m. ET, cutoff race)

TV: NBC

Defending race winner: Kyle Larson

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October 16: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET)

TV: NBC

Defending race winner: Denny Hamlin

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October 23: Homestead-Miami Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET)

TV: NBC

Defending race winner: William Byron

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October 30: Martinsville Speedway (2 p.m. ET, cutoff race)

TV: NBC

Defending race winner: Alex Bowman

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November 6: Phoenix Raceway (3 p.m. ET, championship race)

TV: NBC

Defending race winner: Kyle Larson

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Friday 5: New Cup owners joining NASCAR but one thing is missing .
As new Cup owners have emerged in NASCAR, most have come from within the sport. The next step could be attracting new owners from outside the sport.“It’s certainly been a learning experience,” Marks told NBC Sports about his first season as a Cup owner. “We’ve packed a lot of stuff into the last 12 months.

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