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NASCAR Xfinity: Austin Cindric starts season in No. 60

By AMANDA VINCENT Austin Cindric will drive the No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford in the Power Shares QQQ 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Feb. 17. Mike Kelley will be his crew chief. Cindric, Ty Majeski and Chase Briscoe are slated to share the driver’s seat in the No. [...]

NASCAR Cup: Ricky Benton Racing plans Daytona 500 debut with David Gilliland

By AMANDA VINCENT David Gilliland plans to run the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Feb. 18 as driver of the No. 92 Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises Ford, according to an announcement from the race team Wednesday. Mike Hester will be his crew chief. If there are [...]

NASCAR Cup: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Daniel Suarez struggle in North Carolina snow

By AMANDA VINCENT At least two NASCAR stars — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Daniel Suarez — has difficulty navigating snow-covered roads in North Carolina on Wednesday, and both documented the difficulty on Twitter. “I love my Lexus but is struggling in the snow,” Suarez (@Daniel_SuarezG) tweeted, along with a photo. He also posted additional tweets [...]

NASCAR Truck: Todd Gilliland goes full-time with KBM after birthday

By AMANDA VINCENT Todd Gilliland will continue with Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2018 and is slated to drive the No. 4 Toyota for the team in 19 of the 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series that make up the series’ 2018 schedule, according to an announcement Wednesday morning from KBM. “I’m super excited be continuing [...]

Does ThorSport Racing’s departure signal the gradual departure of Toyota from Truck Series?

Was the announcement of ThorSport Racing and Toyota parting ways on Tuesday a sign of a Toyota gradual exit from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series? The writing on the wall sure gives that impression. And if Toyota is backing away from the series, is the spec engine to blame? Members of the Toyota camp [...]

NASCAR Cup: Dale Earnhardt Jr. interested in Carolina Panthers ownership

By AMANDA VINCENT Recently retired Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt expressed interest in minority ownership of the NFL’s Charlotte, N.C., based Carolina Panthers and has expressed interest to Speedway Motorsports Inc. CEO Marcus Smith. According to an ESPN report, Earnhardt told the Associated Press he told Smith, “Hey, Marcus, if you guys [...]

I give up on trying to follow where NASCAR charters go

When NASCAR handed out those 36 coveted charters prior to the start of the 2016 Sprint (now-Monster Energy NASCAR) Cup Series season, there was an uproar that Wood Brothers Racing, the longest-tenured team in NASCAR premier series racing, was slighted. The iconic No. 21 that had been around since the early days of the sport [...]

NASCAR Cup: Dale Earnhardt Jr. works Super Bowl, Winter Olympics for NBC

By AMANDA VINCENT Before kicking off his first season as a regular broadcaster for NASCAR coverage on NBC in the second half of the 2018 season, beginning in July, Earnhardt will assume broadcasting duties for the network for its coverage of the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis and the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. [...]

NASCAR Cup: Danica Patrick dating Aaron Rodgers

By AMANDA VINCENT Danica Patrick confirmed to the Associated Press on Monday that she is dating NFL football player Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. “Yes, Aaron and I are dating,” Patrick, a Chicago Bears fan, said, as quoted by the AP article. She also told the AP that she met Rodgers at the [...]

Martinsville Speedway removes seats

By AMANDA VINCENT Seating is being removed from Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, according to a report from the Martinsville Bulletin. “We’re calling it ‘facility optimization,’” Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said, as quoted by the newspaper. “What it boils down to, obviously, now we have the opportunity to take some seats out. Attendance is not what [...]

NASCAR Truck: Cody Coughlin joins GMS Racing

By AMANDA VINCENT GMS Racing announced Tuesday morning that Cody Coughlin will drive the No. 2 Chevrolet full-time for the team in 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He joins a GMS driver stable that includes Johnny Sauter, Dalton Sargeant and Justin Haley. “I couldn’t be more excited to join the GMS Racing family, as [...]

NASCAR Truck: ThorSport Racing leaves Toyota

By AMANDA VINCENT ThorSport Racing is leaving the Toyota camp ahead of the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, according to a report from The team has yet to reveal its new manufacturer. The 2018 season will start Feb. 16 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. ThorSport was a part of the Toyota camp [...]

NASCAR Truck: Justin Haley returns to GMS Racing

By AMANDA VINCENT Justin Haley will return to the seat of the No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet for his second season of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition in 2018, according to an announcement from the race team on Monday. “We found a lot of success toward the end of the 2017 season, so there’s [...]

NASCAR Cup: Wood Brothers Racing races with charter in 2018

By AMANDA VINCENT Wood Brothers Racing has obtained control of a charter for its No. 21 Ford to be driven by Paul Menard in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2018. The charter comes through a partnership with Go FAS Racing owner Archie St. Hilaire. “This Charter is a game-changing step for Wood Brothers Racing, [...]

Racing legend Dan Gurney passes away

By AMANDA VINCENT Racing legend Dan Gurney passed away at the age of 86 on Sunday as the result of complications from pneumonia. “With one last smile on his handsome face, Dan drove off into the unknown just before noon today, January 14, 2018,” read a statement from the Gurney family and All-American Racers. “In [...]

Some critics of drivers in other series show hypocrisy

Reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion and 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series driver, Christopher Bell, won his second-straight Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Saturday night in Tulsa, Okla., and he wasn’t the only full-time driver from across NASCAR’s three national divisions competing in the biggest USAC Midget event of the year over the course of the [...]

NASCAR Cup: alleged intruders at Richard Childress’ home face additional charges

By AMANDA VINCENT Three men who allegedly broke into the home of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress in late December face additional charges, according to a report. Niquan Victorin and Kade Hines of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Armeka Vantonne Spinks of Salisbury, N.C., now have been charged with conspiracy to commit first degree burglary and [...]

NASCAR Truck: Noah Gragson remains at KBM for 2018

By AMANDA VINCENT Noah Gragson is sticking with Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2018 to continue as driver of the No. 18 KBM Toyota in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. “This year is already off to a great start, knowing that I’ll be back at Kyle Busch Motorsports to compete for a Truck Series championship [...]

Christopher Bell wins second-straight Chili Bowl

By AMANDA VINCENT The 2018 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., had a strong NASCAR flavor, and 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion and 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Christopher Bell not only was tops among the NASCAR brigade at the Tulsa Expo Center, he was tops among all entrants, claiming his second-straight [...]

NASCAR Cup: same-day qualifying, racing reconsidered

By AMANDA VINCENT When NASCAR President Brent Dewar was interviewed on Motor Racing Network’s “NASCAR Live” show Tuesday night, one of the several topics touched on was weekend scheduling. Multiple times throughout the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, NASCAR experimented with shortening weekend schedules by holding Cup Series qualifying on the mornings of [...]

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