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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Quin Houff will replace veteran Landon Cassill in the No. 00 StarCom Racing Chevrolet full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team announced Wednesday that Houff’s deal is two years, but still has a commitment to Cassill which they’ll intended to honor with further details at a later date. Cassill scored two top-15 finishes this season with an 11th in the Daytona 500 and 14th in the fall Talladega race, both results being the team’s best to date. Despite this, SCR Team Manager Derrike Cope saidRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Former NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Rookie of the Year Myatt Snider will make his Xfinity Series season debut in 2020 with Richard Childress Racing. The agreement was confirmed Thursday that the 24-year-old will run a limited schedule with TaxSlayer as his primary sponsor. Snider will make his first start at Daytona International Speedway February 15 to kick-off the season. Snider is thrilled to have a huge opportunity to flourish on the national tour once again after spending the past season competing full-time inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer GMS Racing announces its final full-time driver in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Tuesday as 20-year-old Zane Smith will run a fourth Chevrolet Silverado in 2020. Smith will now be teammates with star studded drivers — 2018 series champion Brett Moffitt, this past season’s Rookie of the Year recipient Tyler Ankrum and 2018 ARCA Menards Series champion Sheldon Creed. Not only those three, but also reigning K&N East champion Sam Mayer, who will run part-time. Additionally, reigning Knoxville Nationals champion David Gravel isRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Throughout the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign, Gaunt Brothers Racing have celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Toyota Racing Development (TRD). To cap off their celebration, the team tapped TRD test driver Drew Herring to pilot GBR’s No. 96 Camry for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It’ll be Herring’s first national touring start since Phoenix in March 2017 when he drove for JGL Racing in the Xfinity Series. In 22 NXS starts, Herring is known for capturing a pole at Iowa Speedway inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR Xfinity Series 2020 program has been etched in stone as Riley Herbst will run the entire schedule, piloting the No. 18 Toyota Supra and compete for Sunoco NASCAR Rookie of the Year honors. Tuesday’s announcement meant that Herbst will be teammates with fellow 2020 Rookie of the Year contender Harrison Burton, who will replace Christopher Bell, and veteran Brandon Jones. Since making his series debut at Iowa last June, Herbst has shown promise in JGR’s equipment scoring four top-10 finishes with aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway always brings many of the best racing drivers across all disciplines. The latest racing superstar to make the crossover will be Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch. At the annual ‘Motorsports Day’ event Toyota and Lexus hold in Plano, Texas Monday morning,  Lexus Motorsports announced the 2015 Cup champion will make his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut at Daytona January 25-26, 2020, piloting an AIM VASSER SULLIVAN Lexus RC F GT3 that competes in the GTD class.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Stefan Parsons is set to make his team debut with JD Motorsports with Gary Keller as he’ll pilot the No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway November 2. Texas will mark the 21-year-old’s sixth NASCAR Xfinity Series start with all of his races being in the No. 99 Toyota Supra owned by B.J. McLeod, who also runs for the Johnny Davis owned race team and will be in the No. 4 Camaro Saturday. Parsons said he’s thankful of havingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer JTG Daugherty Racing announced Wednesday that two-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. will be joining the No. 37 Chevrolet team in 2020 as a part of a multi-year deal. Stenhouse will be replacing Chris Buescher, who will be driving Stenhouse’s No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang, the only full-time team he’s ever raced in his tenured NASCAR career. Team owner Tad Geschickter said he’s looking forward to have a veteran driver like Stenhouse and is expecting both he and Ryan PreeceRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Chip Ganassi Racing announced Tuesday that their INDYCAR program will return as a three-car stable in 2020 with Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson joining alongside Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist. The former Formula 1 driver will pilot the No. 8 Honda as it’ll be the first time since 2017 that Ganassi will run three cars as they’ve spent the past two seasons with just the No. 9 (Dixon) and No. 10 (Ed Jones in 2018 and Rosenqvist in 2019) teams. Ericsson said he’s extremely happy to joinRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Defending NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Tyler Reddick will move up to the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020, replacing Daniel Hemric in the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. RCR confirmed it Wednesday as the Corning, California native will have Caterpillar as a primary sponsor and becoming the second driver that’ll compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors. The other being Reddick’s NXS title rival Christopher Bell, who will drive for Leavine Family Racing. Reddick already has two Cup starts to his name, makingRead More