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By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Just hours removed from her second NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory, Hailie Deegan broke the news that she will make her ARCA Menards Series debut with Venturini Motorsports later this season at Toledo Speedway. In total, Deegan will make six starts in ARCA competition. Deegan is running full-time for Bill McAnally Racing in the No. 19 Monster / NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry in the K&N Pro Series West with selected starts in the East division. The 17-year-old made her NASCAR debut lastRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The final race for Leavine Family Racing as a Chevy Racing team never got off the ground. The team, in its’ third full-time season, lost 26 laps due to an oil leak under the parade laps for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Next season, the team will be a member of the Toyota Racing Development camp. Regan Smith in the teams’ No. 95 Dumont Jets Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 started well behind the preverbal eight ball. In the car designed to be a tributeRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Leavine Family Racing took another step toward their future on Wednesday as the team announced they would be swapping manufacturers to Toyota and bringing Matt DiBenedetto on board to drive their No. 95 Camry in 2019. Since first joining the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ranks in 2011, LFR has run with both Ford and Chevrolet, but the new announcement will put them in some of the best equipment they’ve had to date, as the deal includes a technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing. “We’re thrilledRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Since becoming a part of the NASCAR community, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) have fully established themselves as a company dedicated to the growth of the sport. With champions in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., Toyota have become a manufacturer to deal with at the top level, but they also have put a presence in the upcoming talent, with a focus in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series. Our friends from Mobil 1 The Grid satRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer When the ARCA Racing Series takes the green flag on Sunday afternoon at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Logan Seavey will make his debut and take the next step up the ladder as part of the Toyota Racing development program. Seavey will pilot the No. 20 Toyota for Venturini Motorsports on the one-mile dirt track in Springfield as well as again on Labor Day weekend on the dirt at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Coming off a 2017 season in which he won POWRi Lucas Oil NationalRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams that fly under the Toyota umbrella will have a new look once the season kicks off at Daytona International Speedway next month. The manufacturer revealed its 2018 Camry at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and announced the race version will begin use for the 2017 season. “The 2018 Toyota Camry NASCAR race car has been years in the making, and to unveil it simultaneously with our new production Camry is a milestone moment for our organization,” saidRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Erik Jones and Furniture Row Racing made it official on Sunday morning at Watkins Glen International. In 2017, Furniture Row Racing will expand from one car to two, with Jones driving the No. 77 Toyota under sponsorship from 5-hour Energy. The addition of Jones brings to six the number of full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams receiving comprehensive factory support from Toyota Racing Development (TRD). A native of Byron, Michigan, Jones, 20, will team with veteran Martin Truex Jr., whoRead More
SHOW #399 – Daytona 500 Audio BONANZA! – We recap everything D500, Lots of Stewart-Haas Racing news, Fantasy Racing, and a full Atlanta Preview. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie. ( Roughly 48:00 mins) DOWNLOAD HERE   CREDITS: Hosts: Kerry Murphey & Toby Christie Executive Producer: Kerry Murphey Music: Russell Nash Audio Director Voice Over: Thomas Moog SUBSCRIBE FREE HERE RSS FEED RADIO STATIONS CLICK HERE SUBSCRIBE FROM iTUNES: Take us with you! Subscribe to our audio shows from iTunes, and they will automatically show up on your computer as soon as we post freshRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The 58th annual Daytona 500 is in the books and with it a new champion crowned in Denny Hamlin. With ‘The Great American Race’ now over, it’s time to revisit some of the big takeaways from the Sprint Cup season opener. 1) Hendrick Motorsports fell flat Our NASCAR Editor, Toby Christie, pointed out that this was the first time since 2009 that a driver from Hendrick Motorsports has failed to grab a top 10 finish – see that story here. With that said, the performance, orRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Toyota has spent nine long years trying to notch the manufacturer’s first Daytona 500 victory in NASCAR. It wasn’t an easy road after starting their NASCAR program from scratch in 2007. In their first Daytona 500 outing, Toyota’s highest finisher was Dale Jarrett who finished in 22nd position. Toyota’s other finishers that day were: Michael Waltrip (30th), Dave Blaney (34th), and David Reutimann (40th). It was a humbling day, but Toyota Racing Development stuck with improving their program and now in 2016, the monkey is officially off ofRead More