All posts by David Morgan

David Morgan is the NASCAR Editor for Motorsports Tribune. A 2008 graduate from the University of Mississippi, David has followed NASCAR since the early 90’s. Learning to love the sport at an early age after attending his first race at Talladega Superspeedway in 1993, he has been hooked ever since. David is a National Motorsports Press Association member, having covered races across the country since 2012 and looks forward to visiting every track on the circuit in the near future.

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor With less than a month until the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season begins at Daytona, ThorSport Racing announced on Tuesday that they will be parting ways with manufacturer Toyota. Thorsport has had a successful run with Toyota since the 2012 season, when they made the switch over from Chevrolet. In their six years together, Thorsport captured two championships in 2013 and 2014, 19 wins, 117 top-five finishes, 227 top-10 finishes, 10 poles, and 2900 laps led in Toyota-powered trucks. Last season, Matt CraftonRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into next month’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 33 Years in Cup: 10 Career Wins: One Xfinity Series win After spending the last four seasons driving for Leavine Family Racing, Michael McDowell has a new home for the upcoming 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign – Front Row Motorsports. McDowell’s new tenure with Front Row won’t be the first timeRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor The 30th season of the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race” is underway and this season’s cast includes two IndyCar drivers, 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly, among the 11 teams competing for the $1 million prize. As the duo races around the world, we’ll track how they’re doing in the race and see if they can capture the checkered flag when all is said and done. ***SPOLIERS AHEAD*** A week after finishing fifth in the first leg of the race thatRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Less than a week after news broke that he would not be returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Hattori Racing, Ryan Truex has landed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the upcoming 2018 season. On Tuesday, Kaulig Racing announced that Truex would be joining the team to take over their No. 11 Chevrolet on a full-time basis. “I’m extremely excited to be making the move back into the Xfinity Series,” said Truex. “In just two years Kaulig Racing has proved to beRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into next month’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 24 Years in Cup: Rookie Career Wins: Six Truck Series wins Wallace began the 2017 season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Roush-Fenway Racing, but a sponsorship shortfall caused his season to come to a premature end after just 12 races. After Aric Almirola was injured at Kansas in May, Wallace got theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor The 30th season of the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race” kicked off on Wednesday night and this season’s cast included two IndyCar drivers, Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly, among the 11 teams competing for the $1 million prize. As the two drivers make their way through the race, we’ll track their progress on a leg by leg basis. Fair warning, spoilers for this week’s episode are shown below. “I think Alex and I worked better than people might think as teammates,” Daly said aheadRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Now that the 2017 NASCAR season is complete and the year is drawing to a close, we’ll take this opportunity to take a look back at the year that was. Up on the docket today, we finish off the 10 most memorable moments of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Jimmie Johnson Ties Cale Yarbrough Despite his late season struggles, Jimmie Johnson was on fire in the first half of the year, capturing three wins early on. His third win of the year cameRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Now that the 2017 NASCAR season is complete and the year is drawing to a close, we’ll take this opportunity to take a look back at the year that was. Today, we’ll tackle Part One of the 10 most memorable moments of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Calls it a Career After 18 seasons behind the wheel in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. hung up his helmet at the end of the 2017 season, retiring fromRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After sponsoring Brendan Gaughan for the past six years at Richard Childress Racing, South Point Hotel and Casino, which is owned by the Gaughan family, will shift their sponsorship to Daniel Hemric for the entire 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule. With Gaughan stepping aside from full-time racing, Hemric’s No. 21 team becomes the beneficiary of the sponsorship as he enters his sophomore season in the series. “RCR and the Gaughan Family have had a special relationship that we’re thrilled to be able to continue,” saidRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After running for his family’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team since 2013, John Hunter Nemechek will be moving on in 2018, taking over driving duties on a part-time basis in the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. About a week ago, Nemechek posted a video to Twitter showing him walking out of the NEMCO Motorsports shop for the final time, but his destination was still unknown at that point. On Tuesday, Ganassi made the move up to theRead More