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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A vision on what should be the most pivotal future in NASCAR history was finally realized Wednesday afternoon as NASCAR unveiled the Next Gen cars for the Cup Series that are set to debut in 2022. The unveil kicked off with one Cup driver per manufacturer pulling up to the stage, displaying its seventh generation car at full song. Naturally, the visualization was a sign that the old saying of “win on Sunday, sell on Monday” may ring true again. Defending Cup Series Chase ElliottRead 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: 23 Years in Cup: Four Career Wins: Two Accomplishments: 2015 NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series Champion Erik Jones punched his ticket into the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs for the second straight year in 2019 by scoring the biggest win of his young career – the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington. Shortly thereafter, his plans for 2020 were securedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After over a month of speculation, Leavine Family Racing finally confirmed Tuesday that NASCAR Xfinity Series star Christopher Bell will move up to the the sport’s premiere series in 2020. The Norman, Oklahoma native will replace Matt DiBenedetto in the No. 95 Toyota Camry and he’ll have familiar names joining him. Calling the shots will be his Xfinity Series crew chief Jason Ratcliff as Mike Wheeler will become the team’s Competition Director. Bell’s long-time partner of Rheem, who will also move up with the versatile driverRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Erik Jones has called the No. 20 team at Joe Gibbs Racing home for the past two seasons and heading into the 2020 season, he will continue to occupy that seat as the team announced a contract extension for the 23-year old on Friday. “I’m so happy to finally have my plans for 2020 confirmed and to talk about it,” Jones said in a team release. “I’m excited to be staying with Joe Gibbs Racing and the 20 team and to continue the success thatRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Ascension up the ladder is key to driver development. One driver that will move up the NASCAR ladder in 2018 is Christopher Bell. Bell, who currently leads the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff Standings for Kyle Busch Motorsports will move to the NASCAR Xfinity Series full-time in 2018 with Joe Gibbs Racing. Bell burst onto the NASCAR scene when he won at Eldora Speedway in 2015. Since then, he has earned another six wins, made two Playoff appearances in two years, and made anRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Erik Jones and Furniture Row Racing made it official on Sunday morning at Watkins Glen International. In 2017, Furniture Row Racing will expand from one car to two, with Jones driving the No. 77 Toyota under sponsorship from 5-hour Energy. The addition of Jones brings to six the number of full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams receiving comprehensive factory support from Toyota Racing Development (TRD). A native of Byron, Michigan, Jones, 20, will team with veteran Martin Truex Jr., whoRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Toyota has spent nine long years trying to notch the manufacturer’s first Daytona 500 victory in NASCAR. It wasn’t an easy road after starting their NASCAR program from scratch in 2007. In their first Daytona 500 outing, Toyota’s highest finisher was Dale Jarrett who finished in 22nd position. Toyota’s other finishers that day were: Michael Waltrip (30th), Dave Blaney (34th), and David Reutimann (40th). It was a humbling day, but Toyota Racing Development stuck with improving their program and now in 2016, the monkey is officially off ofRead More