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By David Morgan, Associate Editor 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 February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 27 Years in Cup: Two Career Wins: Zero Cup Wins, Three Xfinity Series Wins, One Truck Series Win Biggest Accomplishment: 2016 Xfinity Championship Joe Gibbs Racing has served as the base of operations for Daniel Suarez since he first entered NASCAR national series competition full-time back in 2015 and it’s been a wild ride for theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing and former NASCAR driver Jason Dean “J.D.” Gibbs, 49, passed away Friday evening from complications after a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. The oldest son of Joe Gibbs became an instrumental force of propelling JGR as one of NASCAR’s elite team, kickstarting the career of Denny Hamlin and bringing Kyle Busch to the team. Before making his mark in the sport, J.D. played both defensive back and quarterback at William & Mary from 1987-90, looking to follow his dad’sRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Daniel Suarez has long been rumored to be headed to Stewart-Haas Racing and on Monday, the team made it official. The Monterrey, Mexico native will be driving the No. 41 Ford for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign, taking over for Kurt Busch. Suarez will be joining the already stout lineup at the team, which includes Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, and Aric Almirola. Last season, the four SHR drivers combined for 12 wins en route to each of them making it into the playoffs, aRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Ford Performance development driver Chase Briscoe will have a full-time home in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2019. He joins Cole Custer as Stewart-Haas Racing expands its’ Xfinity Series program to two full-time cars. Briscoe competed in five races for the team last season. The second-year driver will drive the No. 98 Nutri Chomps Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste Racing. Nutri Chomps will be the primary sponsor of the first 13 races with further sponsorship to be announced later. “I got a tasteRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. – After pacing all three rounds of qualifying on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Cole Custer appeared to be the favorite, especially when taking into account his domination of last year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Ford EcoBoost 300. In 2017, he led 182 of the 200 scheduled laps – a race record – and set the record average speed for an Xfinity Series race at the track (136.140 mph). After the first two stages of Saturday’s race, it was déjà vu as Custer led all 90Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Tony Stewart has been widely known as one of the best to strap into a race car, but he has really started to establish himself as one of the premier team owners in all of racing over the past 10 seasons. The owner of Stewart-Haas Racing is now retired from driving in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but still keeps his edge behind the wheel by racing at dirt tracks around the country. Our friends from Mobil 1 The Grid sat down with Stewart to talkRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor For the first eight years of its existence, Texas Motor Speedway had just one race weekend a year, but starting in 2005, the track was granted a second date in the playoffs and the racing at the 1.5-mile track certainly didn’t disappoint the first time out. Heading into the race, Tony Stewart led the points standings by 43 points over Jimmie Johnson, with Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, and Ryan Newman rounding out the top-five championship contenders. Newman may have won the pole, but he had toRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The newest and perhaps biggest challenge awaits the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with this weekend’s race on the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course. The ‘Roval’ as it is more commonly referred is the final race of the first round of the Playoffs, which will eliminate the bottom four of 16 drivers. Our friends from Mobil 1 The Grid sat down with Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart to preview the unique challenges of the 17-turn, 2.28-mile circuit layout.Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief One of the most crucial roles throughout each of the three NASCAR tours is the spotter. The unique position can be the difference for victory or heartbreak. The man on top of the spotter’s stand for the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, driven by Kevin Harvick, is none other than Tim Fedewa. Our friends from Mobil 1 The Grid sat down the team to discuss ‘NASCAR’s eye in the sky.’Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor BRISTOL, Tenn. – Four years after Dale Earnhardt and Terry Labonte had their infamous run-in at the end of the 1995 Goody’s 500 at Bristol, resulting in Labonte’s crumpled Chevrolet rolling into Victory Lane following a last lap bump from Earnhardt, the two were at it again in the closing stages of the 1999 running of the Bristol night race. What followed were more fireworks from the two NASCAR Hall of Famers. Through the majority of the first half of the race, it was the TonyRead More