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By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into next month’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 20 Years in Cup: Rookie Career Wins: Four Xfinity Series wins and seven Truck Series wins Biggest Accomplishment: 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion William Byron’s rapid ascension through the NASCAR ranks has him ready to tackle the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2018 as he climbs behind the wheel of the famousRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with JR Motorsports driver William Byron. Byron is a 19-year-old NASCAR Xfinity Series driver. He drives the No. 9 Liberty University / Axalta Chevrolet Camaro. Byron is campaigning for the both 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship as well as Rookie of the Year Honors. Last year in the very first edition of Climbing the Ladder, Eggert spoke with Byron who was then competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Kyle BuschRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For the first time in the teams’ history, Hendrick Motorsports unveiled the primary colors for all four of the organization’s drivers on the same night. Previously, Hendrick has waited until after the season finale to start unveiling paint schemes for the next season. Helping unveil the cars were drivers Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson, and William Byron. Also in attendance were Bill Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, and Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick. Hendrick was asked about whether it was superstition thatRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer With Chip Ganassi Racing in a tight battle for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Owner’s Championship, the team has tabbed Alex Bowman for the races at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Phoenix Raceway. Ganassi’s No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro is already locked into the Round of Eight after Tyler Reddick scored his first career victory at Kentucky Speedway. In 50 career NASCAR Xfinity Series starts, Bowman has five top-fives, 13 top-10s, and three pole positions. He has three starts at Charlotte with a best finish of 12th inRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor When the 2018 season rolls around, the four-car team of Hendrick Motorsports will have a new look to it as the team will not only have two new drivers, but two of the team’s drivers will also have new numbers adorning the side of their Chevrolet Camaros. On Tuesday night, Hendrick Motorsports announced that Chase Elliott, who currently drives the iconic No. 24 car, will now drive the No. 9 starting in 2018, putting the driver back behind the wheel of a number that isRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After Hendrick Motorsports announced that Kasey Kahne would be out of the No. 5 car at the end of the 2017 season, Internet speculation ran wild on who would fill his seat, with most reports pointing to William Byron being the most logical choice to take his place. On Wednesday, Byron’s move up to the Monster Energy Cup Series became official as Hendrick announced that he will debut in NASCAR’s premier series next season. Byron’s move cements the Hendrick lineup for 2018 as he willRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Just two weeks ago, Kasey Kahne was celebrating his first win since 2014 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and had seemed to help his prospects of staying with Hendrick Motorsports for another year, but even a win in one of the biggest races on the schedule couldn’t keep Kahne with the team he has driven for since 2012. On Monday, Hendrick Motorsports announced that Kahne had been released from the final year of his contract, allowing him to pursue other opportunities for the 2018 season. “KaseyRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor With a 102-race winless streak hanging over his head more than halfway through the 2017 season and only three top-10 finishes in the first 19 races of the year, the rumor mill has been swirling on what exactly Kasey Kahne’s future would be behind the wheel of the No. 5 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in 2018 and beyond. On Sunday afternoon, Kahne silenced the noise surrounding his future by willing his way to a win in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis, holding off Brad KeselowskiRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor The long awaited question on who would drive the No. 88 Chevrolet for the retiring Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in 2018 has now been answered and the driver is a familiar one for Hendrick Motorsports and the No. 88 team. On Thursday, Hendrick Motorsports announced that Alex Bowman, who expertly filled in for Earnhardt while he was recovering from his concussion last season, would climb behind the wheel for the team next season, with sponsorship from Nationwide and Axalta continuing on. The 24-year old Arizona nativeRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Less than two weeks after Jimmie Johnson signed a contract extension to stay at Hendrick Motorsports through 2020, the organization’s youngest driver, Chase Elliott, has also signed a contract extension of his own to keep him in the seat of the No. 24 Chevrolet through the 2022 season. Elliott’s contract was not set to expire until the end of the 2018 season, but the extension gives the four-car organization some much needed stability for the future. “It means the world to me to be aRead More