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By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Zane Smith survived a restart with two laps left in Friday’s KDI Office Technology 200 at Dover International Speedway and pulled away to claim his second NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory of the season. The 21-year-old Sunoco rookie held off Matt Crafton and GMS Racing teammate Brett Moffitt in the final two-lap dash to earn his second victory in three races and reinforce his status as a formidable contender for the series championship. Smith held a comfortable lead of more thanRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It won’t be a Wednesday night to remember for Bubba Wallace after being taken out on Lap 17 of the All-Star Open at Bristol Motor Speedway. Coming down the back stretch, Wallace was running in fourth but faced pressure from behind as Michael McDowell and William Byron was hot on his tales. Then disaster struck as McDowell clips Wallace at the entrance of Turn 3, destroying Wallace’s No. 43 World Wide Technology Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. McDowell would get hit from Byron, sending him around butRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR announced Wednesday its latest batch of races for August, highlighted by the Daytona International Speedway Road Course as all three national touring series and the ARCA Menards Series are set to compete there for the first time. Initially planned for the Busch Clash next year, the 3.56-mile road circuit will kick start a busy month for “The World Center of Racing” as it’ll host two race weekends in a span of three weeks, highlighted with Cup’s regular season finale being held at the 2.5-mile superspeedwayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A medical update was announced Tuesday regarding Ryan Blaney’s right tire changer Zach Price, who was injured following a pit road accident during last Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Zach’s wife Tasha confirmed to IndyStar’s Gregg Doyel that he has a tibial plateau fracture on his lower left leg and will be out for 3-4 months to give the fragmented bone to heal. Fortunately, surgery won’t be necessary for Zach as he’ll be on crutches for the next 3-4 weeks and can gradually put moreRead More
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