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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer JR Motorsports announced Wednesday their 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series lineup for the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro, headlined by Daniel Hemric. The other two sharing the No. 8 Camaro are none other than Dale Earnhardt, Jr. for one race and Jeb Burton, who’s slated to compete in 11 races. Hemric, who’s looking to win Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will run 21 out of the 33 races. Hemric’s current ride, the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, will beRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The pairing of Front Row Motorsports and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rookie Matt Tifft has ended as the team announced Wednesday they’ve mutually agreed to part ways as Tifft will be focusing on his health. The 23-year-old Hinckley, Ohio native issued a statement regarding the decision of leaving FRM: “I’ve made the decision to focus on my health and there is no rush or timetable to get back behind the wheel. Because of that, I can’t commit to racing full-time in 2020. I can’t sayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Throughout the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign, Gaunt Brothers Racing have celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Toyota Racing Development (TRD). To cap off their celebration, the team tapped TRD test driver Drew Herring to pilot GBR’s No. 96 Camry for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It’ll be Herring’s first national touring start since Phoenix in March 2017 when he drove for JGL Racing in the Xfinity Series. In 22 NXS starts, Herring is known for capturing a pole at Iowa Speedway inRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Scuderia Toro Rosso will keep its current driver lineup of Pierre Gasly and Daniil Kvyat through the 2020 Formula 1 season. Gasly began the year with senior team outfit Red Bull Racing, but was relegated in a seat swap after the summer break with Alex Albon. Although Gasly has only been with the team for the past seven races, he has scored points in four of them, and doubled the point total (14-7) of teammate Kvyat over that span. Despite recent underwhelming run of form, KvyatRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Aston Martin Red Bull Racing will keep its current driver lineup together after announcing Alex Albon will return alongside Max Verstappen for the 2020 Formula 1 season. The 23-year-old was promoted up from Toro Rosso following the summer break, swapping places with Pierre Gasly. Since then, Albon has put together a stout run by finishing in the top six in each of the seven races, including a career-best fourth-place finish in the Japanese Grand Prix. While the sample size is small, it was enough for teamRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer AVONDALE, Arizona — Going into Sunday’s Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway, it was possible that one driver would make the Championship 4 via points. The man who claimed the final spot was runner-up finisher Kyle Busch. In a battle that boiled down between his teammate Denny Hamlin and rival Joey Logano, one spot would’ve made the difference of having three Joe Gibbs Racing drivers battling for the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway or not. After wall contact from John Hunter Nemechek on Lap 303, the fieldRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer AVONDALE, Arizona — In a year that Roger Penske has dominated the world of motorsports, there won’t be a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship this season for “The Captain.” That’s because Joey Logano finished ninth in Sunday’s Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway. Not good enough of making the Championship 4 despite running extraordinarily well during the first half of the race, highlighted with a Stage 2 win. Then everything fell apart for the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Mustang as his pace was lost andRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service AVONDALE, Ariz. – Out, demon! Denny Hamlin’s exorcism is complete. At ISM Raceway, the site of one of his biggest disappointments, Hamlin barged back into the Championship 4 with a dominating victory in Sunday’s Bluegreen Vacations 500. Hamlin joins Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch, Sunday’s runner-up, in the Nov. 17 race for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The three JGR drivers will battle Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing for the trophy. After losing controlRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer AVONDALE, Arizona — Chase Elliott’s heinous Round of 8 ends in a Lap 167 crash in Sunday’s Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway. “It’s just a continuation of our first two weeks, unfortunately,” Elliott on his elimination. “I hate it for our NAPA group.” Needing a win to make the Championship 4 for the first time in his career, Elliott had a competitive No. 9 NAPA AutoCare Center Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 where he had collected 17 stage points. Elliott’s main battle was against Denny Hamlin, whoRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer AVONDALE, Arizona — Christopher Bell owned the first two stages which put his stage wins total up to 22, but a speeding penalty following a spin dashed his shot at a ninth NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of 2019 in Saturday’s Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 at ISM Raceway. Bell finished 16th, but since he had already locked himself into the Championship 4 last Saturday at Texas, his eyes are on capturing the series title. One of the ways his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing squadRead More