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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Arrow McLaren SP confirmed Thursday afternoon that NTT IndyCar Series rookie Oliver Askew won’t be competing in next weekend’s Harvest Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway GP Circuit. The announcement comes after INDYCAR Medical Team deemed Askew unfit to drive after reporting of having balance and coordination issues at Mid-Ohio. With him sitting out, he’ll now have to go through the sanctioning body’s Return to Racing Protocol as he had two significant crashes in a span of a week last month. “This was an incrediblyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The past 10 weeks for Brett Moffitt has been a roller coaster ride following an off-track leg and femur injuries, but is now ready to focus on the bigger picture which is the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Moffitt was scheduled to run the Truck Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway until COVID-19 put the sport on hold for over two months. In that time period, he underwent surgery following a motorcross bike accident a day after everyone packed their bags and left the 1.5-mileRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Brett Moffitt is currently recovery from leg injuries sustained in a motocross bike accident Saturday and was required to have surgery. The 2018 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series champion is expected to make a full recovery that’ll take up to 6-8 weeks. GMS Racing issued a statement Monday regarding Moffitt’s conditions: “GMS Racing No. 23 driver Brett Moffitt is recovering from surgery following an accident Saturday on a motocross bike in which he suffered a fracture in both of his legs. Moffitt is inRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Still ailing from concussion-like symptoms likely sustained earlier this summer at Michigan International Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss at least two more NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday. Earnhardt was not medically cleared by his doctors in his most recent visit this week, and underwent further evaluation Wednesday at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program. Driving in place of Earnhardt this weekend at Michigan will be Alex Bowman, who drove for Earnhardt in his first missed event of theRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Tuesday, Hendrick Motorsports announced that their full-time driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet SS, and 13-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Most Popular Driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss at least the next two races at Watkins Glen and Bristol as he continues to recover from concussion-like symptoms. After a bunch of cryptic and not-so-optimistic sounding tweets and sound bytes on his podcast over the past several weeks, many have been speculating as to whether Earnhardt would be coming back at all. Wednesday, Earnhardt finally TweetedRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Earning millions of dollars, collecting numerous prestigious trophies, and having the support of an unrelenting fan base; just another day in the life of a NASCAR driver. But before you drift away into a day dream about how great it would be to chase the checkered flag at Daytona, be sure to check out the aftermath Kevin Harvick is dealing with following last Sunday’s race at Sonoma Raceway. Here is a tweet sent out by Kevin Harvick on Wednesday: Today’s pre draining foot status… #nastyRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor 45 drivers will head to Daytona International Speedway vying for a place in the field for Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Subway FireCracker 250. One name that will be missing in action is 20-year-old rookie Matt Tifft. Tifft was expected to compete after completing surgery to correct an issue with a disc in his back. Unfortunately — or forunately, actually — as Tifft was being treated for his back injury, doctors found a low-grade glioma in his brain. A glioma, according to a team pressRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor What has been rumored for weeks, is now confirmed to be true. Ty Dillon will pilot the No. 14 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. Stewart-Haas Racing made the announcement via Twitter Tuesday afternoon. CONFIRMED: @tydillon in No. 14 @amsupdates & @BrianLVickers in No. 14 @LVMotorSpeedway. Future races remain TBD. — Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) February 23, 2016 After Atlanta, Brian Vickers will slip back behind the wheel for the next race at Las Vegas. Reports of anyRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Word is spreading like wildfire that Brian Vickers has been the man tabbed to replace the injured Tony Stewart at the season-opening Daytona 500. Several reports citing sources close to the situation from ESPN, AP and are saying that Vickers indeed is the man who will jump into the driver seat of the No. 14 Chevrolet SS. According to the reports, Vickers — who has suffered from blood clots for several years — will for now just be in the car for Daytona, butRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor It’s not the news that NASCAR fans wanted to hear, but indeed NASCAR will kick off Tony Stewart’s final season without the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion behind the wheel, according to a statement from Stewart-Haas Racing on Thursday. The statement from the race team read as follows: Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, sustained a burst fracture of the L1 Vertebra in an all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday while vacationing on the WestRead More