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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sunday’s The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway has multiple storylines and one of them is the return of 2003 NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth, who’ll start his tenure at Chip Ganassi Racing by piloting the No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for the rest of the 2020 season. The ride offer was well publicized after owner Chip Ganassi fired Kyle Larson due to using a racial slur on a Twitch stream last month. Since then, Kenseth is focused on being smartRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor For the second time in the last three years, Matt Kenseth is coming out of retirement to climb back into the cockpit of a race car and compete at NASCAR’s highest level. On Monday, Chip Ganassi Racing announced that for the remainder of the season, the 2003 Cup Series champion will be driving the No. 42 Chevrolet for the team, taking over the seat vacated when Kyle Larson was fired for using a racial slur two weeks ago. “I have always said that when we haveRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It has been quite the time period for five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon during the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, trying to fully adapt into iRacing as its been both frustrating and a “steep learning curve” competing in the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge. Since joining the sim racing series two weeks ago, it hasn’t been the kindest welcome for Dixon. This was the case last Saturday in the Chevrolet 275 at virtual Michigan International Speedway when he got collected in the opening lap crash before reachingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Days removed from the controversial racial remarks made by former Chip Ganassi Racing driver Kyle Larson, fellow competitor Bubba Wallace released a statement Thursday regarding how he felt about the recently suspended driver. Wallace stated that Larson reached out to him minutes following the incident which occurred Sunday night at an iRacing event called the “Monza Madness,” but face-to-face video conversation wouldn’t take place until Monday morning. Although Wallace felt what Larson said was unacceptable, he did believe his apology during their FaceTime discussion was sincereRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor A little more than 36 hours after Kyle Larson uttered a racial slur during an iRacing event on Sunday night, he now finds himself without a ride after Chip Ganassi Racing terminated his contract. The team made the move official on Tuesday morning, releasing the following statement about its decision to end its relationship with the 27-year old. “After much consideration, Chip Ganassi Racing has determined that it will end its relationship with driver Kyle Larson. As we said before, the comments that Kyle made wereRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Hours after Kyle Larson was suspended by NASCAR, iRacing and Chip Ganassi Racing indefinitely, Chevrolet, Credit One Bank and McDonald’s have cut ties with the six-time NASCAR Cup Series winner. A spokesperson from Chevrolet joined the other three entities’ actions and will be prepared if any further action is required. “Chevrolet has suspended its relationship with Kyle Larson indefinitely, as we do not tolerate this behavior. We will continue to monitor the events surrounding Mr. Larson and are prepared to take additional action.” Along with Chevrolet,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Six-time NASCAR Cup Series winner Kyle Larson has been suspended by NASCAR, Chip Ganassi Racing and iRacing indefinitely Monday after using a racial slur the night prior. During Sunday’s iRacing event called the “Monza Madness,” Larson was caught saying the n-word that was heard on various Twitch channels, notably on NTT IndyCar Series driver Conor Daly’s and race winner Justin Botelho’s stream. Before NASCAR issued a penalty that violated Section 12.81.e in the NASCAR Rule Book, CGR issued a statement that they’ll be suspending Larson withoutRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Drivers beefing and rage quitting will define Sunday’s Food City Showdown at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway as the 150-lap race marred by crashes left-and-right. Once the smoke finally cleared, only one driver ended up with a smile and that was William Byron, who led 116 laps to claim the victory in the third race of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. His afternoon was so seamless that Byron’s only true pressure of the day came when he pitted for four fresh tires before the halfway point.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer With the world of motorsports on hold for the next couple of months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, eSports have taken center stage and NASCAR was no exception. It’s become such a focal talk that Fox Sports announced Thursday they’ll be airing Sunday’s inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway with Dixie Vodka as the race title sponsor. The landmark announcement comes two days after NASCAR and iRacing announced the formation of the star studded series which will feature drivers from theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was a tale of two stories for Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Kyle Larson and Kurt Busch in Sunday’s FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway. However, their outcomes were encouraging as the duo finished fourth and sixth respectively. Larson had one of the strongest Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LEs throughout the race-extended 316 lap event (leading two laps), but the bid of getting his primary sponsor McDonald’s first points-paying NASCAR Cup Series win since July 1994 would have to wait yet another day. This was because Larson’s attemptRead More