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By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After competing in nine NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races in 2018, Jesse Little and his JJL Motorsports team are set to run between 12 and 15 races in 2019. Despite competing part-time in the Truck Series in 2018, Little excelled in his limited starts. He earned six top-10 finishes in his No. 97 Ford F-150. Little led the first laps of his career at Dover International Speedway and was in contention for the win until a late-race pit road penalty relegated him to a ninth-placeRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, FL – NASCAR fans old and new will tell you that Alan Kulwicki represented the best of “old school” tradition while embracing the concept of progress and hard work. His NASCAR Cup championship career was simultaneously heralded by those watching his work and especially appreciated by the people competing against him in the garage. It was an unusual dichotomy of respect and awe. And while tragedy claimed his life in an April, 1993, plane accident the weekend of the Bristol, Tenn. spring race –Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 24th season of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has concluded, and it’ll go down as one of more storytelling seasons. From emerging drivers to heartbreaking losses, 2018 had its share of moments, and we’ll tackle 10 of them as the year winds down. Today, we look at Part One of the best moments of the season in the Truck Series. Lapped Traffic Enrages Johnny Sauter Known to be competitive and vocal, Johnny Sauter was far from pleased with DGR-Crosley’s Bo LeMastus, who felt that heRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor The times they are a-changin’. On Tuesday afternoon, NASCAR made the 2019 rules package for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series official, laying out specific aerodynamic and engine configuration changes geared toward improving the competition on tracks of all shapes and sizes. Building off the package that was used in the All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway earlier this season and in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the basic package will be split into two groups depending on track size, with specific features for each. Every raceRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Kevin Harvick has opened up the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season with two wins in the first three races. The 42-year-old Californian talks about the culmination of improving with Ford, who jumped on with Stewart-Haas Racing at the start of last year. Our friends from Mobil 1 The Grid have brought together the latest from the 2014 Cup champion. Video Credit: Mobil 1 The GridRead More

Posted On February 28, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Matt Tifft, Xfinity

Matt Tifft Column: A Fresh Start in 2018

By Matt Tifft, Driver Columnist Editor’s note: Matt Tifft, driver of the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, shares his 2018 campaign with Motorsports Tribune as he aims for a shot at the championship.  It’s been a busy offseason and start to 2018 for me with the move to Richard Childress Racing, but it has been a time I’ve enjoyed too. A lot of time and effort went into preparing for this season for me to take over the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Hendrick Motorsports didn’t have its finest performance in recent memory after the four-car stable was unable to lead a lap during Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Dating back to last season, it marked the second time in three races they’ve failed to put their cars in front of the field. Despite an off performance, it didn’t stop William Byron from having fun on the worn out surface, beating Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. as the highest finishing full-time rookie in 18th.Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service HAMPTON, Ga. – On Sunday night, after 17 barren years, Kevin Harvick finally completed the second chapter of his love affair with Atlanta Motor Speedway. In the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, the second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season, Harvick delivered a proper thrashing to the rest of the field, leading 181-of-325 laps and beating runner-up Brad Keselowski to the finish line by 2.690 seconds. Early in 2001, after Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in a last-lap crash in the DaytonaRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Had it not been for the dominating day by Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski could have been celebrating two wins in a row at Atlanta Motor Speedway. However, it was still a successful day for the No. 2 team in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 as they ended the day with a runner-up finish, along with a stage win. “I had a blast today,” said Keselowski. “Just really, really working your tail off in the car. It’s kind of old school. “We were good, butRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway resulted in three wrecked race cars for Jimmie Johnson, including one in last Sunday’s Daytona 500 when he was involved in a multi-car accident on Lap 60. Johnson left Daytona Beach “really bummed out” and headed for a few days with his girls at Disney World before arriving at the 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway. The Hampton, Georgia track has suited Johnson well during his career. Leading all active drivers with five wins and a 105.4 driver rating, it appeared toRead More