Food City 500 Bristol Matt Kenseth Sprint Cup
BRISTOL, Tenn.—If history repeats itself on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth won’t have a problem with it. The last time Kenseth won a pole at the high-banked .533-mile short track—back in 2005—he followed with a victory in the race. In Friday’s time trials at Thunder Valley, with a lap at 128.632 mph (14.917 seconds) Kenseth earned the 14th Coors Light Pole Award of his career, his second at Bristol and his first of the season. And that’s a good omen for a driver who hasn’t won a NASCARRead More
Matt Kenseth, Ross Kenseth
Second-generation driver Ross Kenseth, 21, will make his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut in the stand-alone June 20 race at Chicagoland Speedway, Joe Gibbs Racing announced Friday. And the son of 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth will be able to showcase his talent in excellent equipment. He’ll be piloting the No. 20 JGR Toyota for his maiden voyage in one of NASCAR’s top touring series. The car will sport the livery of Dollar General, one of Matt Kenseth’s sponsors on the Cup side. “It’s pretty surreal–it still is,”Read More
Todd Parrott, Richard Childress Racing
BRISTOL, Tenn.—If you’re Richard Childress, and you’re looking for an interim crew chief, you’d be hard pressed to find a more experienced candidate than Todd Parrott. Fortunately for Childress, Parrott already is part of the RCR organization, as competition director for the NASCAR XFINITY Series effort, but he’ll make a quick transition to crew chief for Ryan Newman this weekend at Bristol while Newman’s regular pit boss, Luke Lambert, serves a six-race suspension. Lambert’s mandated exile was held in abeyance while RCR appealed NASCAR penalties for altering tires during theRead More
Dane Cameron and Eric Curran wasted no-time in posting quick laps around the 1.968 mile Long Beach GP street course. The duo saw their Chevrolet Corvette DP atop the timing and scoring charts for a majority of the first session. Despite being fast throughout the first session, Cameron didn’t turn his fastest lap until time expired on the two-hour opening practice. “I’m really happy right now,” said Cameron. “Our Whelen Corvette DP is awesome right now. We unloaded with a really good car, and just needed to get some seatRead More
Rocky Moran Jr
Rocky Moran Jr. will drive for Dale Coyne Racing in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend in the No. 18 Trench Shoring Honda entry. “I can’t tell you how excited I am about finally being able to drive an Indy Car,” commented Moran. “Dale is a dream maker and I have always dreamed of this opportunity. We just need to run a lot of miles, as I am aware of the hill I have to climb, but I love Long Beach and this truly is a dreamRead More
Riley Motorsports is set to bring their Dodge Viper back to Le Mans. They were first up on the ACO reserve list, so when news broke this week that LMP2 outfit SARD-Morand had to withdraw their Morgan LMP2 Evo, Bill Riley and his crew got the green light. The No. 93 Viper will be piloted by Jeroen Bleekemolen, Ben Keating and a yet to be announced third driver.Read More
With the Grand Prix of Long Beach coming up this weekend, we take a look back 17 years to the 1998 race where Alex Zanardi put in a herculean performance to win the race for the second year in a row. Enjoy.Read More
MX-5 Cup car shakedown test
On Tuesday, April 7, the fourth generation (ND) Mazda MX-5 race car put tire to racetrack for the first time, in its first shakedown. For those who understand the adage, Long Live the Roadster, you likely know that the road car will be available this summer; the race car is close behind with target availability in October. Long Road Racing (LRR), Mazda Motorsports’ partner assisting in the development of the 2016 MX-5 road car into the next generation Global Cup car, received the first three road cars for development lastRead More