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By David Morgan, Associate Editor Racing at Auto Club Speedway has had its ups and downs over the years, but the annual trek to California in 2013 became one of the best races in the track’s history. Due to the worn out track surface, drivers were racing from the very bottom of the track all the way to the outside wall, creating three and four wide racing throughout the event, especially on restarts. All just an appetizer for the main event at the end of the race. With the race windingRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Three-time Cup champion Tony Stewart and the late Neil Bonnett are among the list of new nominees eligible for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Five inductees from a list of 20 nominees will be chosen for the 2020 induction class on Voting Day, Wednesday, May 22 – the list of new honorees decided on by both the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel and a nationwide fan vote on NASCAR.com Stewart may join one of his former rivals andRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Winning can provide the biggest opportunity for a driver, more so when the competitor is part-time. That’s been the case in the NASCAR Xfinity Series all of last season when drivers such as Ross Chastain and John Hunter Nemechek won for Chip Ganassi. For one driver, it turned into a full-time gig at Stewart-Haas Racing and that driver was Chase Briscoe. At age 24, Briscoe has dreams of someday running the Knoxville Nationals, but for now, it’s making the most of an opportunityRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Let’s face the music. As much as I prefer seeing the NTT IndyCar Series champion represent the No. 1 in their car, history has been against them due to various shortcomings. Over the past two seasons, the reigning INDYCAR champion have carried the No. 1 banner, but weren’t able to retain it. Heading into 2019, five-time champion Scott Dixon did a photo shoot standing next to his PNC Bank Honda. What stood out was the No. 1 appearing on his car instead of the iconic No.Read More
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