Joey Logano
At a media event to promote the upcoming Duck Commander 500 at the 1.5-mile oval, Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage made mention of a possible “passing of the torch” from four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon and defending Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano. Gordon’s first Sprint Cup Series start was at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1992, the same race that saw Richard Petty, a seven-time champion and arguably the sport’s biggest icon, finish an illustrious career on the same day. Fast forward through the 90-plus wins and four titlesRead More
Lewis Hamilton pipped team mate Nico Rosberg at the Shanghai International Circuit to claim pole for tomorrow’s grand prix by mere thousandths of a second. It is the third pole for Hamilton in three races so far in 2015. Behind the Mercedes duo line up Sebastian Vettel for Ferrari and Felipe Massa for Williams. Their team mate’s Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen make for an all Finish third row. Daniel Ricciardo, Romain Grosjean and the Saubers of Nasr and Ericsson round out the top 10. Tune in to see ifRead More
MWR Maxwell House Toyota
Michael Waltrip Racing and Maxwell House today announced a partnership which names the iconic coffee maker as primary racing sponsor for five Sprint Cup races during the 2015 season and the prestigious DAYTONA 500® in February 2016.  The 10-month agreement officially kicks off on Aug. 2 with the Pennsylvania 400 at the Pocono Raceway. “Maxwell House is a well-respected brand and on behalf of our sport, I’d like to welcome them back to NASCAR,” said Clint Bowyer, who will race Saturday evening in the Sprint Cup race at Texas MotorRead More
Erik Jones
FORT WORTH, Texas—Teenager Erik Jones turned his first NASCAR XFINITY Series pole  at Texas Motor Speedway into his first series victory Friday night, schooling NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. en route to the checkered flag in the 19th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Jones, 18, held off Keselowski on a restart on Lap 175 of the scheduled 200 around TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile quad-oval for a margin of victory of 1.624-seconds in the first night race of the season. Jones’ first series win came inRead More
IndyCar announced it has mandated structural upgrades to strengthen designated Honda and Chevrolet bodywork components in advance of this weekend’s inaugural race at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, La. The modifications include the addition of components that will improve the overall strength of the bodywork for both manufacturer entries. The components have been redesigned by each manufacturer and approved by INDYCAR for implementation for the balance of this season. “We applaud both Honda and Chevrolet for their efforts to implement these changes,” said Derrick Walker, INDYCAR President of Competition andRead More
PM Race Alberico
The usual gang of Adam Tate and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing, Christopher DeHarde of Motorsport.com and Josh Farmer of Motorsport Monday are joined by Frank Santoroski of Drafting the Circuits to break down all the latest and greatest in racing. This week’s topics include a look ahead to IndyCar and the Mazda Road to Indy series making their debut at Nola Motorsports Park, Formula One at the Chinese Grand Prix, Nascar at Texas Motor Speedway and WEC kicking off their season with the 6 hours of Silverstone. Hit theRead More
Following last week’s announcement that Simona de Silvestro would become Andretti Autosport’s fifth entry for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500, the team confirmed today the Swiss racer will be back with the four-time IndyCar champions for the second round of Verizon IndyCar Series competition this weekend in New Orleans. The 26-year-old will once again pilot the No. 25 Andretti Autosport Honda for the inaugural event to be held at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, LA. “It’s great to get another shot in the car and improve on everythingRead More
Chevrolet, which earned 128 points in the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 29, has been penalized 220 points per Verizon IndyCar Series regulations. According to Rule 10.6.4.4 of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook, 20 points will be deducted for a non-minor engine repair. Eleven of the 12 Chevrolet engines in the field underwent repairs following the St. Petersburg race. All Chevrolet and Honda competitors are using the first of their allotted four engines covering 10,000 miles for the season. Engine manufacturers, drivers and entrants receive championshipRead More