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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Jamie McMurray started his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career driving the No. 40, and he’ll now likely end it with the same car number as Spire Motorsports have partnered up with Chip Ganassi Racing and announced Friday that McMurray will pilot the No. 40 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in the 61st Daytona 500 Feb. 17. The 2010 Daytona 500 champion will have McDonald’s, Cessna and Bass Pro Shops as his sponsors and is also eligible to compete in the Advanced Auto Parts Clash Feb. 10 dueRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer B.J. McLeod Motorsports announced Thursday they’re expanding to three full-time entries in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season. Owner/driver B.J. McLeod said his own team began working on the upcoming season the week after Homestead, adding that he’s confident they’re on the right track and eager to announce the team’s plans. “After going straight to work the week after Homestead, all in preparation for 2019, we feel like we got a great start for the upcoming season,” said McLeod. “We are stoked to announce our driverRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer StarCom Racing confirmed Monday that they’ve purchased a Charter previously held by Richard Childress Racing’s defunct No. 27 team, and have extended their partnership with Landon Cassill, who will run the No. 00 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. Fresh off their first full season, SCR has recently acquired a new 20,000 square foot home in Salisbury, NC to operate their program, and will be powered by ECR Engines in an attempt to have more horsepower in Cassill’s carRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion Tyler Ankrum becomes the latest driver announced to run the Gander Outdoors Truck Series full-time, as he’ll drive the No. 17 Toyota Tundra for DGR-Crosley. However, much like Todd Gilliland this season, Ankrum, who will turn 18 on March 6th, will miss the first three races of the season due to age restrictions denying him running at tracks longer than a mile. Instead, he’ll make his first start of the season at Martinsville Speedway March 23. A driver that’ll runRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The first big shakeup of the offseason takes place at Kaulig Racing, as 12th-place points finisher Ryan Truex will be replaced by Justin Haley, who signed a multi-year deal to now drive the No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 19-year-old is fresh-off his sophomore season at GMS Racing, scoring three wins at three different circuits at Gateway Motorsports Park, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Texas Motor Speedway, with the latter locking himself in the Championship 4, where he finished third in theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The comeback trail has come full circle for Robert Kubica, who was announced Thursday that he’ll join Williams Racing for the 2019 Formula One campaign, and will be back on the main grid for the first time since the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Kubica, 33, will be partnered up with F2 star and current Mercedes-AMG Petronas test driver George Russell, who’s 13 years his junior as part of a new driver direction for the team that’s under-performed all season. “Firstly, I would like to thankRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The young and polarizing 20-year-old Santino Ferrucci will have a permanent home in the IndyCar Series next season with with full-time drive at Dale Coyne Racing. Ferrucci will drive the No. 19 Cly-Del Honda, replacing Pietro Fittipaldi, who recently signed a deal to become a Formula One test driver for the Haas F1 Team. This announcement was made by the Wasserman Media Group Tuesday, who have also signed the former F2 racer to a driver representation agreement. Brad Lusky, the executive VP of the Wasserman Group,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 2018 ARCA Racing Series champion Sheldon Creed officially announced during Friday’s qualifying session at ISM Raceway in Phoenix that he’ll make the big move into the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series on a full-time basis next season, driving for GMS Racing. Creed, who’s driven for the Gallagher family-owned operation since Oct. 27 at Martinsville Speedway, where he finished on the lead lap in 19th, has quickly garnered success since shifting his focus from off road racing, where he notably won back-to-back Speed Energy Formula Off-RoadRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since 2010, there will only be one man in the No. 22 Ford Mustang, and it’ll be the polarizing 20-year-old Austin Cindric, who was announced Thursday as Team Penske’s full-time driver in the Xfinity Series next season. After switching back-and-forth in Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 60 Ford and both Penske’s No. 12 and No. 22 entries all throughout his rookie campaign, the son of Team Penske President Tim Cindric, said the opportunity of racing in a single car next season is aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer In what’s been a career of slim opportunities in NASCAR, Kyle Benjamin will get another crack in the Camping World Truck Series with DGR-Crosley at Martinsville Speedway for Saturday’s Texas Roadhouse 200. After coming up one spot short of beating John Hunter Nemechek to win in his series debut, the 20-year-old will pilot the No. 17 Crosley Brands Toyota Camry and hopes he can contend for the victory once again. “I’m really thankful for the opportunity to go back to Martinsville with DGR-Crosley,” Benjamin said.Read More