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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer TriStar Motorsports announced Tuesday they’ll continue competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with drivers Corey LaJoie and Cole Whitt sharing the No. 72 Chevrolet. LaJoie will make his team debut in the 60th running of the Daytona 500 on February 18 with Schluter Systems as his primary sponsor. TriStar also acquired a charter from Front Row Motorsports, guaranteeing them a spot in the race. Frankie Kerr will continue to be on top of the pit box, calling the shots for both drivers. LaJoieRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer JP Motorsports will expand to a two-car operation in the Xfinity Series after announcing Monday that Josh Bilicki will run the No. 45 Prevagan Toyota for the entire season, beginning in the Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona February 17. The initial plan was was to run a second car at Atlanta, but that all changed after acquiring a car from Joe Gibbs Racing Friday, allowing Bilicki to compete for Rookie of the Year honors. “I’m ecstatic to announce a full season effort in the NASCARRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer A Top 10 at Iowa Speedway was much more emotional than normal for J.J. Yeley. Less than one week after losing team owner Mark Smith, Yeley drove TriStar Motorsports’ No. 14 Toyota Camry to a sixth-place finish. Yeley hovered around 20th for the bulk of the US Cellular 250 presented by American Ethanol, only cracking the Top 10 late in the going. He was driving the teams’ unsponsored No. 14 Toyota Camry, affectionately nicknamed ‘Black Betty,’ and carried Smith’s name on the passenger door. ARead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor He didnt receive much media fanfare in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but Cole Whitt did an incredible job finishing 20th in his second race with TriStar Motorsports. The little team that could, which has 30 full-time employees and fields an Xfinity Series team in addition to the No. 72 car that Whitt drives, has now begun their season — their first in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series since 2013 — with consecutive top-20 finishes. Whitt, who started 37th,Read More