NASCAR Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Back at Sonoma Raceway two years ago, at the first-ever race I was credentialed to cover a NASCAR Cup Series race for this website I still proudly write for, Kyle Larson was the focal point of unnecessary controversy. Why? It’s because Larson’s passion for dirt racing (sprint and midgets), like wanting to run for the World of Outlaws championship in the future, was more apparent than his main driving profession which is stock car racing. Larson said some aren’t as open minded of versatile racers andRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Out is Gray Gaulding and in comes Joe Graf, Jr. as he’ll pilot the No. 08 Chevrolet Camaro full-time in the Xfinity Series for SS Green Light Racing. The former ARCA Menards Series winner will have sponsorship backing from EAT SLEEP RACE on his car as he’s thrilled of having an opportunity to drive the Bobby Dotter owned team which finished 13th in points last year with Gaulding. “To be racing full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series is super cool.  My boys at EAT SLEEPRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time in nearly 20 years, Bill McAnally will field a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series entry as it was announced Monday that he and businessman Bill Hilgemann formed McAnally-Hilgemann Racing with K&N West champion Derek Kraus running the No. 19 Toyota Tundra on a full-time basis. Kraus ruled the regional level where in 2019 alone, he scored seven Pro Series wins (five in the West) and brought McAnally its ninth series title. Calling the shots for the Stratford, Wisconsin native willRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR announced Tuesday drastic changes on its pit procedures during both Xfinity and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series standalone races (seven total). This immediate effect impacts tracks such as Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (May 30), Iowa Speedway (July 13 and August 1) and Road America (August 8) for Xfinity. As for Trucks, it’ll be Iowa (June 12), World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (August 21) and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (September 6), the latter of the two venues are hosts to the first two RoundRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR Xfinity Series sponsorship mainstay LeafFilter Gutter Protection announced Friday that they’ll remain onboard with Kaulig Racing’s No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro for a fifth season, piloted by sophomore driver Justin Haley. Company founder Matt Kaulig began his involvement in the sport back in 2014 when his company sponsored Go Fas Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series before opening an Xfinity race shop the following year. LeafFilter would start off sponsoring the Kaulig Racing for 24 races in 2015 before a full-time commitment was made in 2016.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Carson Hocevar will run a nine-race NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series schedule for Niece Motorsports in 2020. Hocevar will be joining a team that consists of Ty Majeski, who’ll run full-time in the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado, and Ross Chastain, who confirmed Wednesday he’ll run a partial schedule as well. Knowing this, the 16-year-old is excited to be a part of a team that had a breakout campaign with Chastain, scoring three wins and finished runner-up in points. “I’m really looking forward to thisRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Former NHRA Pro Stock champion and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East winner Tanner Gray will run full-time in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in 2020, piloting the No. 15 DGR-Crosley Ford F-150. The New Mexico racer said he’s really looking forward to the season, but understands that it won’t be easy on the national level. “Obviously running full-time in the Truck Series is going to be tough with how competitive the series is,” Gray said. “It’s going to be challenging racing with these guysRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Front Row Motorsports announced Thursday its 2020 NASCAR Cup Series lineup as they’ll once again become a two-car stable with drivers Michael McDowell and John Hunter Nemechek driving the Bob Jenkins owned Ford Mustangs. Nemechek became the fifth driver that’ll compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the sport’s highest level. Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Brennan Poole and Tyler Reddick are the other four fighting for the award. The 22-year-old will replace the recently retired David Ragan in the No. 38 Ford after impressingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A day removed from a heartbreaking loss in the Snowball Derby, Niece Motorsports announced Tuesday that rising star Ty Majeski will run the entire 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series schedule, replacing Ross Chastain in the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado. Majeski is set to compete in his first full campaign on the NASCAR national tour after running 16 touring starts since 2017, all but one being in Xfinity for Roush Fenway Racing. “I’m really excited for the opportunity to race full time with NieceRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The structure is new, and the level of commitment is elevated, but the four companies announced Thursday as Premier Partners for the NASCAR Cup Series are hardly new to the sport. Busch Beer, Coca-Cola, GEICO and Xfinity already enjoy significant roles in NASCAR, but the presence of those four companies will expand as part of a paradigm shift in sponsorship structure in 2020. NASCAR’s premier division will be named the NASCAR Cup Series, with the four cornerstone brands announced Wednesday as PremierRead More