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By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service It was only one week into the popular and highly competitive eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, and Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott knew he wanted a high-tech, high performance sim racing rig. Fortunately for Elliott – and many others – Hendrick fabricator Corey Williams is producing exactly that kind of next-level simulator during the current downtime in the racing world. Elliott’s rig was delivered last week just in time for the iRacing event at virtual Texas Motor Speedway, and with some solid time under his beltRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Although any form of racing action won’t start anytime soon, it’s never too early for Joey Gase to announce Wednesday what throwback scheme he’ll run in the Southern 500 September 6. For the 71st renewal of one of NASCAR’s most iconic races, Gase will honor Bobby Allison’s 1971 Coca-Cola paint scheme with Gase’s primary sponsor Agri Supply being onboard of Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Gase is far from the only competitor that’s driven one of Allison’s schemes on Throwback Weekend over theRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Like so many in the world right now, NASCAR champion Joey Logano is spending his downtime from racing figuring out ways to make a positive difference in his community. While home waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic, Logano has kept busy playing with his two-year-old son Hudson and spending time with his expectant wife Brittany. A two-time race winner in the season’s first four NASCAR Cup Series’ races on track, he also participated in the inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational virtual race two weeks ago.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Clint Bowyer is heading into Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway with a positive mindset, knowing that everyone is making the most of a very tumultuous times in our society due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Not only he’ll be competing in the second eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event, but also provides in-car coverage for the FOX NASCAR telecast where he gets a different perspective than his peers who either have years of experience in simulation racing like William ByronRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer B.J. McLeod wears multiple hats around the NASCAR garage. Not only he drives for JD Motorsports in the Xfinity Series, but also owns a three-car operation in the same series, and occasionally drives for Rick Ware Racing in the Cup Series. Through it all, the 36-year-old has been competing in the national touring series since 2010 when he drove for Germain Racing at Martinsville in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. During last month’s Daytona 500 Media Day, McLeod said that ever since his 17thRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The inevitable is sealed. No NASCAR action through May 3rd due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that’s severely impacted all businesses, sporting events and society around the world. NASCAR issued the following statement Monday afternoon: “The health and safety of our fans, industry and the communities in which we race is our most important priority, so in accordance with recent CDC guidance, NASCAR is currently postponing all race events through May 3rd, with plans to return racing in Martinsville. We appreciate the patience of our fansRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor With Coronavirus fears gripping the world and taking hold in sports leagues across the country, the status of events from coast to coast has been in flux in recent days. On Thursday, it was NASCAR’s turn to make a decision on how they would handle upcoming races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway and the decision came down just past 1:30 pm. For both race weekends, there will be no fans in attendance, with those at the track being limited to “competitors, crews, officials andRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Returning to the track a week after unspeakable tragedy struck into the heart of the team, Hendrick Motorsports rolled into Atlanta Motor Speedway in late October 2004 looking to kickstart the healing process. By the time the checkered flag flew on the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500, the healing was well on its way thanks to an emotional win from Jimmie Johnson. En route to Martinsville Speedway the previous weekend, a Hendrick Motorsports team plane, carrying 10, had crashed into Bull Mountain in southeast Virginia. ThereRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Ryan Newman’s road to recovery following his frightening crash at the end of the Daytona 500 took him to New York City and the TODAY Show on NBC on Wednesday, where he detailed more about how things are going for him in the weeks since the crash. “It’s still humbling to watch [a replay of the crash] and know that I’m sitting here without a headache, which is amazing,” Newman said. “Just a miracle on so many levels and thankful for so many people, for prayers,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor When Phoenix was announced as the host of the 2020 championship race last year, the NASCAR Cup Series was in the midst of its first season with the new high downforce aero package that wasn’t producing the best results on the short tracks, so naturally there was a lot of stress around Phoenix delivering a race worthy of a championship finale. After Sunday’s FanShield 500 on the one-mile oval in the Arizona desert, everyone is breathing a sigh of relief. Utilizing a lower downforce package, whichRead More