Pocono Raceway Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Niece Motorsports has signed NASCAR Next alumnus Kyle Benjamin for seven NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races. Benjamin’s first opportunity behind the wheel of the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado will be Texas Motor Speedway June 7. He will also pilot the flagship Niece Motorsports truck at Iowa Speedway, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Pocono Raceway, Michigan International Speedway, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, and Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Easley, SC native has two starts in the Truck Series. Both of Benjamin’s starts came at Martinsville SpeedwayRead More
By NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A champion crowned in the desert. The Last Great Colosseum becomes a postseason factor. A tricky doubleheader. The birthplace of NASCAR bookends the regular season. NASCAR today announced significant, dynamic changes to the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, with intriguing shifts during both the regular season and the Playoffs. Most notably next season, NASCAR’s championship will transition from the beaches of Miami to the desert near Phoenix, Arizona, following the renovation and reconfiguration of ISM Raceway. These recent changes delivered a new and excitingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 24th season of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has concluded, and it’ll go down as one of more storytelling seasons. From emerging drivers to heartbreaking losses, 2018 had its share of moments, and we’ll tackle 10 of them as the year winds down. Today, we conclude our look at the best moments of the season in the Truck Series. 51 Is The Magic Number: Kyle Busch Equals Ron Hornaday in All-Time Wins One more crack to get to victory No. 51, in truck No.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer NASCAR Next Alumnus Harrison Burton will compete in his first full-time season with Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Until his 18th birthday a few weeks ago, the son of NASCAR on NBC Driver Analyst Jeff Burton, has been limited to starts at tracks 1.250-miles and smaller in length in the Truck Series. Harrison Burton will take control of the No. 18 Safelite AutoGlass Toyota Tundra, currently driven by Noah Gragson. Safelite AutoGlass will be sponsoring 19 races on the No. 18.Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor The times they are a-changin’. On Tuesday afternoon, NASCAR made the 2019 rules package for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series official, laying out specific aerodynamic and engine configuration changes geared toward improving the competition on tracks of all shapes and sizes. Building off the package that was used in the All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway earlier this season and in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the basic package will be split into two groups depending on track size, with specific features for each. Every raceRead More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist The family of Robert Wickens has provided details of the injuries suffered in last month’s ABC Supply Pocono 500 at the Pocono Raceway. The 29-year-old Canadian was recently transferred to the IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after spending nearly two weeks at the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest in Pennsylvania. Wickens has undergone a few successful surgeries without any complications, but the long-term extent of his injuries remains unknown. The full release from Schmidt Peterson Motorsports is included below: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver RobertRead More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has revealed some good news with the latest medical update on Robert Wickens. A rookie in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Wickens was severely injured after grisly accident at last weekend’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. In the days since, prior medical updates have confirmed injuries to his right arm and lower extremities and also underwent a successful spinal surgery on Monday evening. The most recent status brought some slight ease as the road to recovery continues. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports released the followingRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Marco Andretti scored his 100th career top-10 in his 214th Verizon IndyCar Series career start on Sunday, finishing seventh in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. From the 11th starting position, the Andretti avoided two crashes in the opening 10 laps, and kept his No. 98 U.S. Concrete Honda for Andretti-Herta Autosport clean all race long. The third-generation pilot believed pitting early was beneficial with the car running competitive throughout the grinding 500-mile race. “I think we made a good gamble to pit early,”Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor The cockpit of the No. 25 truck for GMS Racing will see a new driver this weekend in Canada as the team announced Wednesday that Dalton Sargeant will no longer drive for the team for the remainder of the season. “Due to a unfortunate circumstance with Sargeant Motorsports, Dalton Sargeant will no longer compete with GMS Racing full-time in the Truck Series for the remainder of the 2018 season,” Mike Beam, President of GMS Racing said in a statement. “Until the issue is resolved, Spencer (Gallagher)Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDYCAR released its latest update regarding Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Robert Wickens, reporting that he underwent surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania Monday evening. Surgery was done to stabilize a thoracic spinal fracture as a result of sustaining spinal cord injuries from Sunday’s Lap 7 crash in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. “Titanium rods and screws were placed successfully in Wickens’ spine during the surgery, which was performed without complication. The severity of the spinal cord injury is indeterminate at thisRead More