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By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season will have some familiar faces in different car numbers at JR Motorsports. The team will no longer use the No. 5, instead, bringing the iconic No. 8, once driven by team co-owner Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in house. At least five drivers will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro SS throughout the season. Jeb Burton, Spencer Gallagher, Ryan Preece, Zane Smith, and Ryan Truex will each drive the iconic number associated with Earnhardt. Smith had previously been announced to driverRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Chevy Racing now has its own driver development program, Drivers Edge Development, run by GMS Racing and JR Motorsports. Discussions about the program began 11 months ago. NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers Noah Gragson and Zane Smith, along with Response Energy CARS Late Model Stock Tour driver Adam Lemke will represent JR Motorsports. Representing GMS Racing will be Xfinity Series driver John Hunter Nemechek, and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series drivers Sam Mayer and Sheldon Creed. Mayer will also compete in the ARCA Racing Series andRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer NEWTON, Iowa— Sheldon Creed turned a lap at 131.349 mph to take the General Tire Pole Award for Saturday night’s ARCA Racing Series Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway. It was the third consecutive pole award  for Creed and the fourth of his ARCA career. “It’s pretty cool. I think we needed a little momentum and a little confidence,” Creed said of taking the top qualifying spot for the third race in a row. “I’m actually pretty shocked; we were pretty terrible in practiceRead 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 Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service MADISON, Ill. – In a chaotic final 10 laps of Saturday night’s fifth-annual Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 presented by CK Power, Justin Haley withstood a green-white-checkered finish to score his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in his 37th career start for GMS Racing. Haley held off a hard-charging Todd Gilliland to secure the organization’s fifth Truck Series win of the season but more importantly stamp his No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet into the Playoffs. “I’ve been dreaming aboutRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer MADISON, Ill. — On Tuesday morning, Zane Smith had no idea that he would be running a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race any time in the near future. But a text from DGR-Crosley kicked off a whirlwind week for Smith, who had to get his NASCAR licence, a concussion test and fitted in his seat before boarding the plane to Gateway Motorsports Park. Smith has a series-leading three wins in the ARCA Racing Series in 2018 driving the No. 41 Toyota for MDM Motorsports.Read More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer MADISON, Ill. — Grant Enfinger turned a lap at 138.867 mph in the final round of knockout qualifying to earn the pole award for Saturday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park. The top spot was the second of Enfinger’s career, his first since 2016 and his first on a non-restrictor plate track. Christian Eckes, making his second Truck Series start, will roll off second in the No. 46 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota. Eckes has an ARCA Racing Series win this seasonRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor MADISON, Ill. — Zane Smith lost ground to championship leader Sheldon Creed at Gateway Motorsports Park, finishing seven laps down in 16th while Creed drove off to a dominant victory in the PapaNicholas Coffee 150. That’s okay, though. Smith isn’t worried about it. “I’d rather have wins than championships in this kind of racing,” Smith told Motorsports Tribune. “I’m just going for wins, and that’s what I was doing.” Smith was battling with Gus Dean inside of the top five on Lap 75 when heRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer MADISON, Ill. — Sheldon Creed earned the General Tire Pole Award for Friday night’s ARCA Racing Series Papa Nicholas 150 at Gateway Motorsports Park. The top starting position was the second of his career in his 27th start. Creed’s lap on the repaved track shattered the previous ARCA qualifying record, set by Tim Steele (33.646 seconds, 133.745 mph) in 2001. Creed leads the championship standings by 55 points over his MDM Motorsports teammate Zane Smith and picks up an additional five championship points from his qualifying effort.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For the 10th race of the season, the series visits the unique 1.250-mile Gateway Motorsports Park for the Villa Lighting Delivers the Eaton 200. Teams using the NT1 Spec Engine versus those using OEM engines, drivers making their debuts, no Cup drivers, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the seventh race of the season at Iowa. Coverage for the Villa Lighting Delivers the Eaton 200 is scheduled to start Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. ET. Gateway has been on the Truck SeriesRead More