driver announcement Tag

Posted On June 11, 2018By Luis TorresIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Justin Haley Set for Iowa Double

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The driver rotation at GMS Racing’s No. 23 team continues as their Xfinity Series program announced Monday that Camping World Truck Series regular Justin Haley will make his series debut in Sunday’s Iowa 250 at Iowa Speedway in Newton. In one previous Truck Series start at Iowa, Haley started seventh and finished in 10th. Since Spencer Gallagher’s suspension after his race win at Talladega, GMS has had Johnny Sauter, Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman sharing seating time in the No. 23 car. For the 19-year-old,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Premium Motorsports announced Thursday that road course veteran Justin Marks will run the No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro in next month’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway and the much anticipated Bank of America 500K at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval in September. Car owner Jay Robinson chose Marks for his remarkable road racing performances, including his only NASCAR national series victory at Mid-Ohio in 2016. In addition of competing two more Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events this season, Marks will have Sufferfest Beer CompanyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It has been a monstrous week for GMS Racing’s Xfinity Series program. The single-car operation went from climbing on top of the world after Spencer Gallagher captured his maiden win at Talladega Superspeedway last Saturday, to rock bottom Wednesday when NASCAR indefinitely suspended Gallagher for violating the sport’s Substance Abuse Policy. While a playoff berth has been snatched away, the team will soldier on at Dover International Speedway with their Camping World Truck Series driver and points leader Johnny Sauter strapping in the No. 23 AllegiantRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the 10th time in NASCAR history, there will be a father-and-son combination in a national series race as DGR-Crosley Racing announced Thursday that driver-owner David Gilliland will make his second Camping World Truck Series this season in the JEGS 200 at Dover International Speedway May 4th. It’ll mark Gilliland’s first start driving for his own team, and will have Frontline Enterprises as his primary sponsor in the No. 54 Toyota Tundra. “I’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to get behind the wheel ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Joey Gase and Sparks Energy partnered up once again for the running of the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 29th, this time for StarCom Racing, who announced the duo joining the young team Tuesday. The announcement came a day after StarCom scored a career-high 20th at Bristol Motor Speedway with Landon Cassill behind the wheel. Gase said he’s excited to have an opportunity to run his second Cup start of the season, at a track he’s had his brightest hours on the track.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Noah Gragson’s dream of climbing the NASCAR ladder took another positive turn as Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday that he’ll run three consecutive Xfinity Series race, beginning in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway in Virginia April 20th. The Camping World Truck Series sophomore will also run at both Talladega Superspeedway and Dover International Speedway to complete his set of races in the No. 18 Switch Toyota Camry. “I’m fortunate and very honored to make my NASCAR Xfinity Series debut for Joe Gibbs Racing atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer JGL Racing announced Thursday that 19-year-old Tony Mrakovich of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania will run two NASCAR Xfinity Series races in the No. 28 Extreme Energy Solutions Ford Mustang, beginning at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 April 14th. “(Bristol) is one of the toughest tracks on the circuit,” said Mrakovich. “Some of the sport’s most prestigious names have gone to Victory Lane here, so if you can have a good day at Bristol, you’ve accomplished quite a feat. I’m so thankful for Extreme Energy’s supportRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since April 5, 2009, the famous No. 8 makes its return in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with Xfinity Series regular Daniel Hemric piloting a third Richard Childress Racing car for two races, beginning at Richmond Raceway for the annual Toyota Owners 400 on April 21st. The announcement took place Tuesday evening on FS1’s “NASCAR Race Hub,” where he unveiled the No. 8 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. In addition of making his Cup debut at the 0.75-mileRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer StarCom Racing announced Monday that Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran Landon Cassill will pilot the No. 00 USFRA Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at both Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway and April 8th’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The announcement comes less than a day after StarCom and Jeffrey Earnhardt agreed to part ways after five races. The duo has failed to finish inside the top-30 since scoring career-highs of 21st in last month’s season opening Daytona 500. Earnhardt finished 36th SundayRead More