Talladega Superspeedway Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent A new team owned by journeyman driver Timmy Hill will make its’ NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut at Martinsville Speedway. Hill will split driving time with his brother, Tyler Hill. Hill Motorsports will run a limited schedule, 10 races, after Timmy Hill purchased two Chevrolet Silverados from the seemingly-defunct MDM Motorsports. Tyler Hill’s first start for the team will come at Dover International Speedway. Team owners Carl Long, who both of the Hill brothers have driven for, and Rick Ware, who Timmy Hill hasRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Davey Allison was perhaps the original “can’t miss” kid.  The drivers he competed against in NASCAR’s premier series liked him so much they would give him advice even as he was beating them. His father Bobby Allison and uncle Donnie had been long considered stock car royalty and not only did he obviously inherit their immense driving ability, he raced against them so well that he upped everyone’s game. And in a pivotal time in the sport’s development – the late-1980s andRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Veteran NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Joey Gase will move to Carl Long’s Motorsports Business Management team for the 2019 season. He will drive the No. 35 Eternal Fans Toyota Supra full-time. Gase will also attempt the 2019 running of the Daytona 500 in MBM’s No. 66. Gase has 208 starts including the last five full seasons. He has just one top-five, fifth-place at Talladega Superspeedway, and three top-10 finishes. In the 2018 season, Gase drove for Go Green Racing. He had his best performance since theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent *Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into next month’s 61st running of the Daytona 500. Age: 33 Years in Cup: 12 Career Wins: Two Although the 2018 on-track results fail to show it, David Ragan had his best Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season since 2011 as the veteran driver finished 25th in the final championship standings. In 2018, Ragan earned just one top-10 finish, at the spring race at Talladega Superspeedway. The seasonRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After two full seasons in the ARCA Racing Series, Gus Dean will move up the racing ladder to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2019 to run full-time for Young’s Motorsports. The Bluffton, S.C. native will pilot the No. 12 LG Air Technologies Chevrolet Silverado, joining teammate Spencer Boyd at the three-truck organization. LG will be the primary sponsor of a minimum of eight races for Dean. The 24-year-old will also have long-time partner Baker Distributing joining him in the Truck Series. Jeff Stankiewicz,Read 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 look at Part One of the best moments of the season in the Truck Series. Lapped Traffic Enrages Johnny Sauter Known to be competitive and vocal, Johnny Sauter was far from pleased with DGR-Crosley’s Bo LeMastus, who felt that heRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The first year of being a team owner was an adventurous one for Jordan Anderson. Traveling back and forth across the country, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver encountered both success and some crazy events along the way. The 2018 season marked Anderson’s fourth year as a driver in the Truck Series. For the first time, he competed in 22 of the 23 scheduled races, up from 20 in 2017. Anderson also had Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran Ryan Newman behind the wheelRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Points are excruciating heading into the Round of 12 cutoff race at Kansas Speedway Sunday, and Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 42 team piloted by Kyle Larson is no different as the team announced Thursday they’ll appeal their L1 penalty handed out earlier in the week. NASCAR penalized Larson 10 driver points and Ganassi 10 owner points, fined crew chief Chad Johnston $25,000, and suspended car chief David Bryant due to an infraction found after last Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. The infraction in subject wasRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As is the case at the inevitably unpredictable Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500-miler provided a surprise ending and for several season-long championship contenders – an uncertain Playoff situation. The last few laps changed the fortunes of teams generally expected to blaze through at least the opening rounds of Playoff competition. Yet when Talladega’s checkered flag flew, some of the sport’s biggest names were left teetering on the brink of championship elimination as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to KansasRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor When Jimmie Johnson’s Chevrolet turned sideways and spun in the tri-oval on lap 63, it looked like it was going to be another one of those days for the seven-time champion. Not so fast. Though his car looked like it had visited a short track rather than a superspeedway where aerodynamics is key, Johnson was able to salvage a top-10 finish for himself and the No. 48 team. Returning to the track for the first time since Hendrick Motorsports announced that he and crew chief ChadRead More