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By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 27 Years in Cup: Four Career Wins: One Xfinity Series win, Three Truck Series wins When it comes to some of the smaller teams in the garage area, year over year improvement is one of the biggest goals for all involved. For Germain Racing and Ty Dillon, it was mission accomplished in 2019 as they had one ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 24 Years in Cup: Rookie Career Wins: Nine Xfinity Series wins and Three Truck Series wins Accomplishments: 2x Xfinity Series champion (2018 and 2019) Heading into the 2019 season, few expected Tyler Reddick being a guy that would set the NASCAR world on fire after leaving JR Motorsports for Richard Childress Racing in the Xfinity Series, which manyRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 29 Years in Cup: Two Career Wins: Two NASCAR Xfinity Series wins Not too long ago, Ryan Preece was just looking to make a name for himself in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, landing a part-time ride with Joe Gibbs Racing and hoping to make the most of it. Two wins later, Preece parlayed that success into a full-time slotRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The list of drivers and teams with their sights set on making it into the field for the 62nd running of the Daytona 500 continues to grow. On Friday, two more drivers announced their intentions to compete in the Great American Race. First came the announcement from David Ragan, who retired from full-time racing in the NASCAR Cup Series last year. The 34-year old native of Unadilla, Georgia will pilot the No. 36 Ford Mustang in the Great American Race, with sponsorship from Select BlindsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR’s workhorse Ross Chastain will reunite with Chip Ganassi Racing for two NASCAR Cup Series races, beginning in the 62nd Daytona 500. Like last year with Jamie McMurray, Ganassi will be preparing Chastain’s No. 77 AdventHealth Chevrolet, but it’ll technically be listed under the Spire Motorsports banner. Spire are the most recent race winning team at the “World Center of Racing” when Justin Haley won last July’s rain shortened race. Thursday’s announcement was part of a major unveil by primary sponsor AdventHealth, taking place at DaytonaRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 35 Years in Cup: 12 Career Wins: Zero in Cup (One Xfinity Series win) One of the remaining guys that made their NASCAR Cup Series debut in the 2000s, Michael McDowell is fresh off his best Cup season. Despite finishing 27th in points (one spot lower than 2017 and 2018) and getting into a confrontation with Daniel Suarez during springRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 26 Years in Cup: Three Career Wins: Six Truck Series wins Is the third year the charm? Bubba Wallace and Richard Petty Motorsports certainly hope so. After scoring three top-10 finishes, including a runner-up finish in the Daytona 500 in his first full-time season with the team in 2018, there weren’t many high spots for the No. 43Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 28 Years in Cup: Three Career Wins: Zero No longer considered by detractors as a driver that’s incident prone, Corey LaJoie is entering his second season with Go Fas Racing after wrapping up an entire 36-race schedule for the first time in his career. Prior to 2019, the once highly touted second generation racer struggled getting his footRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Team Penske announced Monday that the three drivers in its NASCAR Cup Series stable will have new crew chiefs atop the pit box when the green flag drops on the 2020 season at Daytona. All three crew chiefs, Jeremy Bullins, Todd Gordon, and Paul Wolfe had been with their current drivers for anywhere from six to 11 years, but will now have new relationships to form with different teams in the organization. Bullins will take over for Wolfe as crew chief of the No. 2Read More