JTG Daugherty Racing Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. was just 0.007 seconds shy of capturing his first NASCAR Cup Series win since 2017 while Aric Almirola took a wild slide to cross the line in third during Monday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Both drivers played a pivotal role on the overtime finish, but ultimately ended up tangling each other while fighting for the win. Not only that, but also trying to save fuel. It took a backseat once the field took the white flag, as the new word became charge. KevinRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was a superb effort for Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Austin Dillon, who finished fourth and eighth respectively in Thursday’s Alsco Uniforms 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Each scored their first top-10s since the second race of the season at Las Vegas three months ago and credited their crew chiefs for a job well done. Thursday’s stellar performances were much needed results as they’ve struggle to put a full race together where their speed is proven following their standout race. More so for Stenhouse, who’s hadRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With a blistering lap at 194.582 mph on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. broke the Hendrick Motorsports monopoly on Daytona 500 pole positions—sort of. In his first competitive trip in the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet, Stenhouse covered the 2.5-mile distance in 46.253 mph to lock himself into the top starting spot for next Sunday’s Great American Race (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Admittedly, Stenhouse had a Hendrick engine under theRead 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: 32 Years in Cup: Seven Career Wins: Two Accomplishments: 2x Xfinity Series champion (2011 and 2012) The year 2019 was indeed forgettable for Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., who had his worst Cup Series season in recent memory. Stenhouse’s lone top-five was in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, where he finished fifth. One of the few times in his careerRead 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: 29 Years in Cup: Two Career Wins: Two NASCAR Xfinity Series wins Not too long ago, Ryan Preece was just looking to make a name for himself in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, landing a part-time ride with Joe Gibbs Racing and hoping to make the most of it. Two wins later, Preece parlayed that success into a full-time slotRead 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 SONOMA, California — Although 23 points behind Daniel Hemric for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors after 15 races, it has been quite the rookie campaign for Ryan Preece. The former Modified champion has already gotten people to notice his skillful driving with astonishing results in both plate circuits, scoring an eighth in the Daytona 500 and a career-high third at Talladega. Not only that, he also had strong showing at Atlanta before a pit road accident with B.J. McLeod eliminated him from a astonishingRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – After he wrecked his Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 early, Chris Buescher rebounded to earn a top-10 finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600. Buescher had to climb through the field in his Kroger – Thrill of the Grill machine over the final 80 laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He picked off car after car as he inched his way towards the top-10. With 50 laps to go, Buescher finally broke into the top-10. However, Buescher bounced in and out ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The ultimate equalizer known as Talladega Superspeedway proved to be an ultimate breakthrough result for two of this year’s Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders Daniel Hemric and Ryan Preece. Both drivers have shown flashes of brilliance in the first nine races, but luck has hampered their results. Sunday’s GEICO 500 changed all of that as both rookies scored their maiden top-fives in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after surviving the intense competition and violent crashes. After having a heroic Daytona 500 that can beRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After capitalizing on the misfortunes of others, Chris Buescher earned a top-10 finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With a version of the 2019 aerodynamic package on display, teams appeared to be racing closer together. Under the final caution of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, Buescher’s No. 37 Scott Comfort Plus Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was one of several taking the wave around. He was inside the top-10 prior to a race-changing incident on pit road involving his JTG-DaughertyRead More