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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer David Starr announced Wednesday he’ll run in Jimmy Means Racing’s No. 52 Chevrolet, replacing Joey Gase who’s driven for Means since 2012. The 50-year-old Texan will run the entire schedule for the second consecutive season, beginning with the February 17th running of the Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona. “I’m eager to get the season started,” Starr said. “I have a lot of respect for Jimmy, he’s a true racer and has been in the industry for a long time. His knowledge will only enhance our raceRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer TriStar Motorsports announced Tuesday they’ll continue competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with drivers Corey LaJoie and Cole Whitt sharing the No. 72 Chevrolet. LaJoie will make his team debut in the 60th running of the Daytona 500 on February 18 with Schluter Systems as his primary sponsor. TriStar also acquired a charter from Front Row Motorsports, guaranteeing them a spot in the race. Frankie Kerr will continue to be on top of the pit box, calling the shots for both drivers. LaJoieRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer JP Motorsports will expand to a two-car operation in the Xfinity Series after announcing Monday that Josh Bilicki will run the No. 45 Prevagan Toyota for the entire season, beginning in the Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona February 17. The initial plan was was to run a second car at Atlanta, but that all changed after acquiring a car from Joe Gibbs Racing Friday, allowing Bilicki to compete for Rookie of the Year honors. “I’m ecstatic to announce a full season effort in the NASCARRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The 56th edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona kicks off the racing year with one of the most star studded grids of the season. Among the starters of tomorrow’s endurance classic are three 2018 Formula One drivers who have come stateside to compete against the best of IMSA, as well as some of better talents from NASCAR and IndyCar. Fernando Alonso is continuing his exploration outside of F1 as the next chapter of his triple crown attempt (Monaco GP, Indianapolis 500 and 24 Hours ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Premium Motorsports announced its primary sponsor for their No. 15 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Wednesday. Cryptocurrency trading company Troptions Corporation will sponsor the truck for the first four races, beginning in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona Feb. 16. Robby Lyons will be piloting the truck full-time and compete for NASCAR’s Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors. “I was super pumped to hear Troptions has come on board. Cryptocurrency seems to be taking the world by storm so to have it comeRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The Roar Before the 24 gives teams in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship the opportunity to test out their machines ahead of the season-opening Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona at the Daytona International Speedway road course. The end of the testing period is marked by a qualifying session that determines pit road and garage space selection. Prototype It was a near-perfect Cadillac sweep of the top three positions of the seven practice sessions. Out of 21 positions, Cadillac-powered DPi machines occupied 18 of those positionsRead More

Posted On April 30, 2017By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

John Andretti Reveals Battle with Cancer

By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer It was recently reported by Indianapolis newsman, Dave Calabro of NBC Affiliate WTHR, that former NASCAR and IndyCar driver, John Andretti, is fighting a battle with stage 4 colon cancer. Andretti, 54, is the nephew of racing legend, Mario Andretti and cousin of IndyCar team owner Michael Andretti. His father, Aldo (twin brother to Mario) also had a racing career that was sidelined early on after an accident. One of the last true Renaissance men of racing, John Andretti enjoyed a unique career that sawRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Last weekend, Formula One cars hit the 31 degree high banks of Daytona for the first time in history as part of Ferrari’s Finali Mondiali year end celebration and races. The event, held in North America for the first time featured thousands of Ferrari road and race cars from across the globe in a series of races and exhibition laps with everything from historic cars, and challenge series cars to recent F1 machinery. Scuderia Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were on hand and thrilledRead More

Posted On February 15, 2015By Joey BarnesIn Monster Energy Cup

On Point: The Sprint Unlimited

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series kicked off their 2015 season with a Saturday night shootout at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway. The Sprint Unlimited featured an abundance of cautions equipped with a pair of red flags, none of which could keep Matt Kenseth from Victory Lane at the end of the 75-lap event. Here are some key things to take away from NASCAR’s annual exhibition race. Matt Kenseth Still Has It, but Hasn’t Won Anything…Yet After a disastrous 2014 season that saw the Joe Gibbs Racing driver go winless (withRead More

Posted On February 12, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap: Speedweeks Preview 02/12

The usual suspects of Joey Barnes (Tribute Racing), Josh Farmer (Motorsport Monday), and Christopher DeHarde (Motorsport.com) are joined by Matt Weaver of Popular Speed as they gear up for Speedweeks in Daytona. Who are the favorites with the Saturday night Sprint Unlimited? Who do they see as a threat for the Daytona 500 pole on Sunday? With all the focus on NASCAR, the gang will shift gears to discuss the latest from IndyCar. With the race in Brazil cancelled and testing at NOLA Motorsports Park, they give you the latestRead More