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By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The structure is new, and the level of commitment is elevated, but the four companies announced Thursday as Premier Partners for the NASCAR Cup Series are hardly new to the sport. Busch Beer, Coca-Cola, GEICO and Xfinity already enjoy significant roles in NASCAR, but the presence of those four companies will expand as part of a paradigm shift in sponsorship structure in 2020. NASCAR’s premier division will be named the NASCAR Cup Series, with the four cornerstone brands announced Wednesday as PremierRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer 20-year-old Anthony Alfredo will make the jump to the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving part-time in Richard Childress Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro. The Ridgefield, Connecticut native will share the ride with Myatt Snider, saying it’s a tremendous honor to join a championship caliber team as RCR won the series title with Tyler Reddick. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to compete in the Xfinity Series for Richard Childress Racing in 2020,” Alfredo said. “It’s every racer’s dream to drive for such an iconic organization likeRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Halmar Friesen Racing had its best season in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series to date after Stewart Friesen scored his first two wins at Eldora and Phoenix and made the Championship 4 this season. They’re now taking a wise gamble of leaving the Chevrolet Silverado and alliance with GMS Racing in favor of the Toyota Tundra with support from the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) next season, hoping it can translate into more wins and capturing the series title. “We were all very impressedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After several weeks of speculation, Go Fas Racing finally announced Tuesday that Corey LaJoie will stay in the No. 32 Ford Mustang next season. Sponsors and partnerships such as Schluter Systems, Keen  Parts, Superior Logistics, and Drydene Performance Products will be back in the car with new partners on their way as well. Retaining the ride meant LaJoie will be a part of the tremendous technical alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing and hopes it can translate to even better results. “I’m really happy that we were able toRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Quin Houff will replace veteran Landon Cassill in the No. 00 StarCom Racing Chevrolet full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team announced Wednesday that Houff’s deal is two years, but still has a commitment to Cassill which they’ll intended to honor with further details at a later date. Cassill scored two top-15 finishes this season with an 11th in the Daytona 500 and 14th in the fall Talladega race, both results being the team’s best to date. Despite this, SCR Team Manager Derrike Cope saidRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The clock was running down for Jimmie Johnson. He knew he had to make a decision on how much longer he wanted to race full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, but as the 2019 season progressed, he didn’t have a strong feeling one way or the other. Then about three weeks ago, it hit him like a bolt of lightning that next season would be his final season driving the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. After giving team owner Rick Hendrick the newsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer GMS Racing announced Thursday morning that they’ll no longer be participating in the NASCAR Xfinity Series after four seasons. In that span, the Maury Gallagher owned team scored its only series win at Talladega Superspeedway in 2018 with Spencer Gallagher behind the wheel. They’ve also scored 12 top-fives and 38 top-10s. The driver affected by the decision is John Hunter Nemechek, who piloted the No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro, finishing seventh in points after scoring six top-fives and 19 top-10 finishes. Nemechek, who also ran the lastRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Former NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Rookie of the Year Myatt Snider will make his Xfinity Series season debut in 2020 with Richard Childress Racing. The agreement was confirmed Thursday that the 24-year-old will run a limited schedule with TaxSlayer as his primary sponsor. Snider will make his first start at Daytona International Speedway February 15 to kick-off the season. Snider is thrilled to have a huge opportunity to flourish on the national tour once again after spending the past season competing full-time inRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Seven championships, 83 wins, and a shoe-in for a place in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Jimmie Johnson has established himself as one of the greatest to ever drive in the NASCAR Cup Series and next season will be his last behind the wheel. On Wednesday, the 44-year old from El Cajon, California took to social media to announce he’ll be making one last push to win his elusive eighth championship before riding off into the sunset at the end of the 2020 season. #Chasing8Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer On the track, Brittney Zamora is one of the top racing talents from the Northwest. Off the track, education highlights her sheer determination and selfless care of others. The Kennewick, Washington native wrapped up her first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West campaign with Bill McAnally Racing, scoring two poles and two-third place finishes in 14 starts. It only took four rounds into the season where Zamora made a name for herself during the second Tucson race where she led the field to the green flag afterRead More