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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Just when you thought this week’s NASCAR news was done, think again. This time, it impacts the future of three Ford drivers as Thursday’s announcements gets us a step closer of finishing out the silly season puzzle. Matt DiBenedetto will stay with the Wood Brothers for only one more season as Xfinity Series star Austin Cindric will make the move to the Cup Series in 2022. Therefore, Cindric will stay in the second division with Team Penske as he signed a multi-year deal. Finally, ClintRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer One last ride for 2004 NTT IndyCar Series and 2013 Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan. The 22-year veteran announced Thursday that 2020 will be his swan song in the sport as he’ll run all five oval races, beginning with the 104th Indy 500 Presented by Gainbridge May 24. His other four races will be at Texas Motor Speedway (June 6), Richmond Raceway (June 27), Iowa Speedway (July 18) and finally, his last start being at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway August 22. Like the previousRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Veteran racer Brendan Gaughan is set to hang up the helmet at the conclusion of the fall race at Talladega Superspeedway October 4, 2020. Last month, the Las Vegas native announced his intentions of retiring on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, but it didn’t catch wind until Auto Racing Daily published the report on December 18, 2019. Motorsports Tribune reached out to Gaughan’s team (Beard Motorsports), confirming it’ll be his final Cup season. Beard officially issued a press release Monday that the 62nd Daytona 500 will mark theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was a long and agonizing night for both Sage Karam and Takuma Sato, who neither saw the finish in the marathon that was the Iowa 300 at Iowa Speedway. The race went past midnight due to a long weather delay and later a Lap 56 red flag due to the Mother Nature uncooperative ways, as both had polar opposite performances. For Karam, he was struggling finding speed in his No. 31 Carlin Chevrolet and was involved in his first accident on Lap 16 after goingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The recurring theme continues for both rookies Marcus Ericsson and Colton Herta, the only retirees in Saturday’s epic INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Their days ended in separate accidents while having stellar runs in the early portions of the race before rainy conditions played a pivotal role, neither whom dealt with due to their exits. Ericsson was the first victim of the 85-lap contest as he was on a charge to catch Will Power for the ninth position until theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Darrell Waltrip is one of only four broadcasters (the others being Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds and Matt Yocum) that’s been with FOX NASCAR since its inception in 2001. Now after 19 seasons, the NASCAR Hall of Famer announced Thursday that he’ll hang up his headsets for the final time after the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway June 23. Over the past few days, fans and media members alike have been locked into a huge social media battle regarding their views on the three-time Cup SeriesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer 47 cars started the long and grueling 57th edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and despite a major downpour in the second half, 10 entries weren’t sitting in the pits when the race was rain-shortened. Prior to the heavy rains that stopped the race a record two times, it was reliability issues involving multiple entries including class favorites. Just over an hour into the race, the No. 99 NTG Motorsport Porsche GTD hit the tire barriers at the West Horseshoe. Other than cosmetic damage, all appearedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Spencer Gallagher’s NASCAR driving career will come to an end at the end of 2018 season, with a plan to shift into a managerial role in family-owned GMS Racing. In a Friday news conference at Kansas Speedway, the Xfinity Series winner from Talladega announced that after competing in NASCAR’s national series since 2013, it was time to allow other drivers to shine at GMS, specifically its No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro that will make them championship contenders. “As of right now, we are absolutely intent ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Wendell Chavous’ last ride ends on a high note, finishing fifth in Saturday’s Fr8Auctions 250 at Talladega Sueprspeedway in Alabama. Not only did Chavous’ 50th start marked his first top-five of his entire NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career, but it is also Premium Motorsports first ever top-five result since Jay Robinson began fielding trucks in 2015, surpassing Ross Chastain’s seventh-place result at Las Vegas Sept. 14. This past Monday, the Hephzibah, Georgia native stated that Talladega will be his final start as he’ll be focusingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Since 1995, Elliott Sadler has been a staple of NASCAR racing, where he’s made a name for himself across all three national series. However, the pilot of the No. 1 OneMain Financial Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports announced Wednesday that he’ll retire from full-time competition at the end of 2018. In his press release, Sadler, 43, said the tough decision was influenced due in most part to focus spending time with his wife Amanda and becoming a father figure to his two children. “It’s timeRead More