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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Darlington Raceway is typically mean on Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders, especially when a driver starts deep in the field. John Hunter Nemechek wasn’t one of those rookies as he worked from the 34th starting position to scoring a ninth-place result for his maiden NASCAR Cup Series top-10 in Sunday’s The Real Heroes 400. Although he was two spots behind the highest finishing rookie Tyler Reddick, Nemechek’s eighth career Cup race was a tremendous surprise as Front Row Motorsports hasn’t scored a top-10 on aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer New team, new number and a whole new outlook for Todd Gilliland, who’s now in his third season in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Along with it, gone are the much publicized turmoil Todd had at Kyle Busch Motorsports and hello to a familiar entity as he’s driving the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford F-150. “It was a real cool off season with how everything came together,” Todd on joining FRM. “For me, it’s my first time driving for Front Row Motorsports,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – On paper, John Hunter Nemechek is listed as a Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender in the NASCAR Cup Series. But in the eyes of his Front Row Motorsports teammates Michael McDowell and David Ragan, John Hunter has the advantage over the other rookies. This is due in most part of John Hunter spending years years in the garage with his father Joe Nemechek, which his teammates view as an absolute benefactor to his racing experience. McDowell said last Sunday at theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Entering their 16th season in NASCAR, Front Row Motorsports announced Monday they’ll be tackling the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series for the first time with Todd Gilliland running on a full-time basis. Gilliland will pilot the No. 38 Ford F-150 as part of an alliance with DGR-Crosley, co-owned by none other than Todd’s father, David Gilliland. Jon Leonard will be his crew chief and Coleman Pressley will be on top of the spotters stand. The 19-year-old said he’s really looking forward to run with aRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The list of drivers and teams with their sights set on making it into the field for the 62nd running of the Daytona 500 continues to grow. On Friday, two more drivers announced their intentions to compete in the Great American Race. First came the announcement from David Ragan, who retired from full-time racing in the NASCAR Cup Series last year. The 34-year old native of Unadilla, Georgia will pilot the No. 36 Ford Mustang in the Great American Race, with sponsorship from Select BlindsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer 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: 35 Years in Cup: 12 Career Wins: Zero in Cup (One Xfinity Series win) One of the remaining guys that made their NASCAR Cup Series debut in the 2000s, Michael McDowell is fresh off his best Cup season. Despite finishing 27th in points (one spot lower than 2017 and 2018) and getting into a confrontation with Daniel Suarez during springRead 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: 22 Years in Cup: Rookie Career Wins: One Xfinity Series win, Six Truck Series wins Since 2013, John Hunter Nemechek has been a constant presence in the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series, piloting his family’s No. 8 entry to six wins before catching the eye of owners in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, where heRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Front Row Motorsports announced Thursday its 2020 NASCAR Cup Series lineup as they’ll once again become a two-car stable with drivers Michael McDowell and John Hunter Nemechek driving the Bob Jenkins owned Ford Mustangs. Nemechek became the fifth driver that’ll compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the sport’s highest level. Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Brennan Poole and Tyler Reddick are the other four fighting for the award. The 22-year-old will replace the recently retired David Ragan in the No. 38 Ford after impressingRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Standing five feet from the spot in his team’s transporter where he suffered a seizure at Martinsville, Matt Tifft stepped out into the cold Sunday morning at Texas Motor Speedway and addressed his future going forward for the rest of the year and into the seasons ahead. A week removed from the health scare that landed him in a Martinsville hospital and sidelined him for the rest of the 2019 campaign, Tifft expounded on the details of the incident and hisRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Throughout the 71-year history of NASCAR competition, there hasn’t been a father-and-son combination that’s raced at least once together in all three national touring series. That’ll change in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway as father Joe and son John Hunter Nemechek, who’s making his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut, will have a landmark opportunity to race in Cup for the first time. The last time a Cup race had a father-son duo was the 2005 fall Atlanta raceRead More