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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Both DGM Racing’s Alex Labbe and its owner Mario Gosselin have been reprimanded by NASCAR Tuesday, not only the team were fined $50,000, they’ve also been handed L2-level penalties. Labbe and the No. 90 Xfinity Series team have been docked 75 driver and owner points following a test session at the Daytona International Speedway road course Saturday. The sanctioning body stopped them because it violated the private testing policy. Here’s a photo of Labbe testing earlier today. (via u/Sprint_Racer04) https://t.co/F5Erki5G4x #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/b21lBJzi1s — r/NASCAR on RedditRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway lived up to its’ reputation as A.J. Allmendinger and Christopher Bell were fastest in two eventful NASCAR Xfinity Series practices. Bell’s No. 20 Rheem / Gemaire Toyota Supra ran a 98.853 MPH, 1:24.489 second lap. Austin Cindric, who had extra seat time filling-in for Michael McDowell in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice was second fastest in the No. 22 Money Lion Ford Mustang. Almendinger was third on the speed charts for the Drive for theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent NASCAR Next alum Will Rodgers has signed on for two NASCAR Xfinity Series road course races with Brandonbilt Motorsports. The Maui, HI native will drive the No. 86 KELLY Benefit Strategies Chevrolet Camaro SS in the B&L Transport 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Drive for the Cure 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Roval. Rodgers made his Xfinity Series debut with the Jerry Brown-owned team at Iowa Speedway. He started 21st and finished 28th. “I have been connected to KELLY Benefit Strategies from both aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MONROE, Wash. — After multiple weather delays, two red flags, tempers flaring, and fuel problems from pole sitter Derek Kraus, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West points leader Derek Thorn capitalized through all obstacles, and was the only driver smiling, scoring his second win of the season in Saturday’s NAPA Auto Parts 175 at Evergreen Speedway, beating Cole Rouse by 1.629 seconds. For 115 laps, it was all Kraus as he had a comfortable lead over Thorn, Coe Rouse, Ryan Partridge, and Kody Vanderwal until heRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West returns to action Saturday for the running of the NAPA Auto Parts 175 at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington, and its championship battle has heated up with only six races remaining. Bob Bruncati Racing drivers Derek Thorn and Ryan Partridge are tied in first. Both drivers have a win to their name, but Thorn owns the tiebreaker because of his four runner-up finishes to Partridge’s two. The 2013 series champion captured his latest runner-up effort in the combination raceRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  A top-10 finish in a patched and repaired car was the story of Will Rodgers’ Scott 150. The ARCA Racing Series driver overcame adversity to finish ninth at Chicagoland Speedway. In the final scramble to the checkered flag, Rodgers jumped from ninth to fifth. Just as it looked like the Ken Schrader Racing driver was about to score his first top-five finish, it nearly came to an end. Rodgers’ No. 52 Drydene Ford Fusion was loosened by Codie Rohrbaugh on the final lap. The NASCARRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer JOLIET, Ill. — The month of June has been quite kind to Sheldon Creed and that continued on Thursday at Chicagoland Speedway where Creed took the top spot for the ARCA Racing Series SCOTT 150. It was the second consecutive General Tire Pole Award for the 20-year-old driver as he won from the top starting spot last weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park. Creed’s lap at 176.194 mph in the No. 28 United Rentals Toyota edged his MDM Motorsports teammate Zane Smith at 176.005 mph inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer SONOMA, California — Second a year ago, winner this time around for 23-year-old Will Rodgers, who beat Aric Almirola by 4.420 seconds to score his second NASCAR K&N Pro Series West win of the season in Saturday’s Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway. On the final restart with 14 laps to go, the pole sitter made the pitch perfect move to get by Almirola in Turn 11, and dethroned the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars in the process. “That pass really came down to theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer SONOMA, California — Last year’s road racer surprise in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West has now become the fastest man in ‘Wine Country’ as Will Rodgers put up a flying run of 1:19.081 (90.591 mph), and will lead the field to the green flag in Saturday’s Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway. Rodgers’s No. 7 Kelly & Assoc. Insurance Group Ford outperformed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rookie William Byron by 0.467 seconds (.532 mph), creating the “Will and Will Show” on Row 1. RodgersRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway has as diverse a field as the ARCA Racing Series has seen in a long time. The race marks the first time ARCA will use composite bodies at a restrictor plate track, giving a fair playing field for all 39 drivers who’ll accept the 80-lap grind. The historic field consists of long-time veterans, a Navy Academy grad, female teammates and young guns in top budget teams. Let’s begin with Venturini Motorsports teammates Natalie Decker and Leilani Münter.Read More