Stewart-Haas Racing Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 21 Years in Cup: Rookie Career Wins: Nine in Xfinity Series and Two in Truck Series Six years competing on the national tour has culminated to this pinnacle moment for Cole Custer. It feels like yesterday when Custer broke through with a win at Loudon in just his seventh Truck Series start at the tender age ofRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor A year after locking up NASCAR Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year honors, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Monday that Chase Briscoe is back with the team for the 2020 campaign. The Mitchell, Indiana native piloted his No. 98 Ford to a fifth place points finish in 2019, scoring one win (Iowa), 13 top-five finishes, 26 top-10 finishes, and two poles along the way. His totals from 2019 are in addition to his first career win that was claimed at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval while runningRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – With the thrill of victory, there is always the agony of defeat and there was plenty of the latter to go around for Martin Truex, Jr., Kevin Harvick, and Denny Hamlin Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. As Kyle Busch basked in his second Cup Series championship, the other three championship contenders could do no more than watch Busch’s burnout down the frontstretch and wonder what more they could have done for them to be the ones celebrating instead of the driver ofRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The preliminary races are over, now it’s time for the main event. Four of the best in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will face off Sunday afternoon at Homestead-Miami Speedway in a winner take all race. To the victor goes the championship, while it’s better luck next year for the other three. This year, it’s a Joe Gibbs Racing vs Stewart-Haas Racing showdown, with three JGR drivers – Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, and Martin Truex, Jr. – taking on the loneRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The “Big Three” of the NASCAR Xfinity Series – Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, and Cole Custer – will be heading to the Cup Series in 2020, but before making the leap to the big leagues, the trio made sure their final season in the Xfinity Series was a memorable one. Reddick may have come away with the championship for the second-straight season, but all three were instrumental in shaping the landscape of NASCAR’s second tier series in 2019. The three combined forRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It might’ve been a chaotic final stage for third-place finisher Chase Briscoe, but he’ll leave Homestead-Miami Speedway knowing he’ll be this year’s Sunoco NASCAR Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year. Briscoe’s No. 98 Ford Performance Ford Mustang was strong in the opening two stages in Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300, battling with the Championship 4 contenders. Briscoe wound up scoring the stage win over his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate and title contender Cole Custer. The Mitchell, Indiana native backed up his momentum with fifth in the next stage.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – One championship down, two to go. The NASCAR Xfinity Series is next up on the docket during Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the final four in NASCAR’s second tier series – Justin Allgaier, Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, and Tyler Reddick – will line up for a Saturday afternoon showdown to see which of them will come away with the championship hardware. Bell, Custer, and Reddick are all moving to the Cup Series in 2020, so this will be the lastRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – To say that Daniel Suarez was caught off guard by the news that he would be out of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford at season’s end would be an understatement. In fact, Suarez seemed as shocked as everyone else about the way everything played out and the steps that led to him being out and Cole Custer replacing him in the SHR Cup Series program. “I am a little disappointed,” Suarez said. “A lot of people have worked very hard onRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The career paths of Joe Gibbs and Tony Stewart will forever be intertwined as the two were instrumental in making each other a success in the NASCAR Cup Series. While they have gone the separate ways, with both running world-class teams in NASCAR’s upper echelon, the two remain close, even as Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, and Martin Truex, Jr. from Joe Gibbs Racing and Kevin Harvick from Stewart-Haas Racing get ready to duke it out for the championship on Sunday afternoon. WhenRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The tagline of the NASCAR Xfinity Series is ‘Names are Made Here,’ but given the recent advancements of some of the series’ biggest stars, it should be ‘Moving on Up.’ Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer is the latest to make the move to the Cup Series in 2020, joining fellow championship contenders Tyler Reddick and Christopher Bell in NASCAR’s top division next year. Reports of Custer’s move broke out on Thursday, but the driver of the No. 00 Ford shrugged off the news,Read More