All RSS – Online Resource for Motorsports Information Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:36:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 COLLECTORCARS: Rebuilding My Totally-Not-Collectible Mustang, Part 4 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:36:12 +0000 StephenCox Blog is Presented by SopwithMotorsports Television Productions The steering system on a base model 1980 Ford Mustang is not exactlytrack ready. Light and numb, it offers little road feel and an overlywide lock-to-lock ratio. Increasing the size and width of theoriginal 13-inch tires actually makes the steering worse, not better.Honestly, driving this combination just […]]]> 0 Richard Childress Racing to Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary in 2019 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:06:29 +0000 Richard Childress Racing announced plans for a yearlong 50th Anniversary celebration today, commencing in February with a pair of gold Daytona 500 entries for it's two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams. Defending Daytona 500 champion Austin Dillon will drive a gold No. 3 Dow Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 while Daniel Hemric will make his career-first Daytona 500 start in a gold No. 8 Bass Pro Shops/Caterpillar Camaro ZL1 in "The Great American Race." The race airs live on FOX at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb.17.]]> 0 AIR FORCE ANNOUNCES CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP WITH RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS FOR 2019 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:55:09 +0000 The Air Force and Richard Petty Motorsports announced today they will continue their 11th consecutive year of partnership together in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. The Air Force will continue to be a two-race primary sponsor of the famed No. 43 with driver Bubba Wallace, as well as a major associate throughout the season.]]> 0 Daniel Hemric to Drive the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in 2019 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:36:48 +0000 Kannapolis, North Carolina, native will bring back the iconic number for his Sunoco Rookie of the Year campaign with support from Caterpillar, Bass Pro Shops, Liberty National Life Insurance, Cessna and VF Workwear in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series]]> 0 K&N East Champion Tyler Ankrum Moves to Truck Series in 2019 with DGR-Crosley Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:26:14 +0000 DGR-Crosley announced today that Tyler Ankrum will drive the team's No. 17 Toyota Tundra next season in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Due to age restrictions, Ankrum will miss the first three races of the season before turning 18 on March 6. He will make his 2019 debut at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and is slated to run the remainder of the season as a contender for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.]]> 0 Formula DRIFT Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. Welcomes NASCAR Champion Joey Logano to the Mustang Family Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:33:31 +0000 “Drifting door-to-door in the new Roval infield at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Joey behind wheel of the new 2019 NASCAR Mustang was a wild and fun experience”, said Vaughn Gittin Jr]]> 0 ‘Bird Has Found a New Home: Lyn St. James’ Record-Setting Thunderbird Now on Display at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:18:13 +0000 Families traveling during the holiday season now have a special treat just off I-20 in Alabama. The Ford Thunderbird that made history with a record speed of 212.577 mph around Talladega Superspeedway in 1988 with driver Lyn St. James behind the wheel, is now on display at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.]]> 0 2018 Ferrari Challenge Season a Big Success for Fast Toys Exotic Car Club Owner, CEO and Race Car Driver, Chris Carel Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:50:30 +0000 The 2018 Ferrari Challenge season proved to be exceptionally successful for Fast Toys Exotic Car Club CEO, Owner and Driver, Chris Carel.]]> 0 20 of NASCAR’s Top Stars Eligible for 2019 Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:14:28 +0000 Following a quiet offseason the engines will finally roar to signal the start of the 2019 season on February 10 at Daytona International Speedway with a power-packed Sunday doubleheader. ]]> 0 TICKETS TO DARLINGTON RACEWAY’S NASCAR EVENTS MAKE GREAT GIFTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:10:40 +0000 The holiday shopping season is upon us and tickets to Darlington Raceway’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 race on September 1, 2019 and NASCAR XFINITY Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 on August 31, 2019, make the perfect stocking stuffer for the race fan in the family this year.]]> 0 Mid-Ohio Season Race Passes are on sale now for 2019 events Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:41:57 +0000 Mid-Ohio Season Race Passes are on sale now for the 58th season of racing at the legendary road course in Lexington, Ohio. As announced last week, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will feature its largest and most diverse spectator schedule in 2019 with three additional event weekends added.]]> 0 General Tire Extends Partnership with Talladega Superspeedway for the General Tire 200 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:19:13 +0000 Talladega Superspeedway is excited to announce that General Tire, which for over 100 years has offered a complete quality line of ultra-high performance, passenger, light truck, off-road and commercial tires, has extended its entitlement sponsorship of the General Tire 200 ARCA Racing Series event (April 26) as part of a multi-year partnership.]]> 0 Barrett-Jackson to Auction Authentic David Ragan No. 38 Ford Fusion Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:30:38 +0000 David Ragan announced today he will auction a 2018 race-used No. 38 Shriners Hospitals for Children Ford Fusion NASCAR racecar to benefit the children's hospitals. World renowned car auction house, Barrett-Jackson, will auction the ready-to-race car on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona, with 100 percent of the hammer price benefiting the Shriners Hospitals.]]> 0 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Announced as Honorary Pace Truck Driver for 61st Annual DAYTONA 500 Tue, 11 Dec 2018 20:23:25 +0000 Two-time DAYTONA 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. will serve as the Honorary Pace Truck Driver for the 61st annual running of “The Great American Race” on Feb. 17 at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt will drive a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, marking the first time a truck has paced the DAYTONA 500 field.]]> 0 DARLINGTON RACEWAY ANNOUNCES 2019 BOJANGLES’ SOUTHERN 500 START TIME Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:06:41 +0000 Darlington Raceway and NASCAR announced that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500®, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, will start at 6 p.m. ET.]]> 0 The journey of Brett Moffitt Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:17:18 +0000 CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The awards banquet provided a temporary distraction from the uncertainty that Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt faces in 2019.]]> 0 Sheldon Creed, MDM Motorsports Honored as ARCA Champions at Series’ Annual Awards Banquet Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:37:14 +0000 Sheldon Creed (No. 28 United Rentals Toyota) was honored as the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards champion at the series' annual Awards Banquet in Indianapolis on Saturday night.]]> 0 MDM Motorsports to Restructure for 2019 Season and Beyond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:29:02 +0000 MDM Motorsports, which has previously fielded teams in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and ARCA competition, will be scaling back its racing operations starting with the 2019 season.]]> 0 In Memoriam – 2018 Sat, 08 Dec 2018 01:11:37 +0000 While we've long since left the days when death at the race track was all but a certainty, it's still a high possibility.]]> 0 FORMER INDIANAPOLIS 500 CHAMPION ALEXANDER ROSSI TO JOIN ACURA TEAM PENSKE DRIVER LINEUP IN 2019 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 18:57:33 +0000 Acura Team Penske announced today that IndyCar Series championship contender and 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi will join the team for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship endurance events at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Rossi, a five-time race winner in the IndyCar Series, will share the No. 7 Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International (Dpi) with fulltime Acura Team Penske drivers Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor.]]> 0 Adam Lemke Joins JR Motorsports for 2019 Late Model Season Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:13:15 +0000 Adam Lemke has been named as a driver for JR Motorsports’ championship-winning Late Model program for 2019. The 16-year-old native of Hollister, Calif. will take the seat of the team’s second Chevrolet for the season and will compete alongside 2017 CARS Late Model Stock Car Series champion Josh Berry.]]> 0 NASCAR, Race Team Alliance and 704Games Collaborate to Create NASCAR Esports League Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:00:16 +0000 NASCAR, Race Team Alliance and 704Games announced today a collaboration that will create the first-ever NASCAR esports league on consoles, eNASCAR Heat Pro League. The newly formed esports league will feature up to 16 race teams and 32 drivers, each owned and operated by prominent NASCAR race teams. ]]> 0 John Hunter Nemechek Will Join GMS Racing Full-Time For the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Season Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:32:47 +0000 GMS Racing announced today that John Hunter Nemechek will join the team for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season. Nemechek will be the driver of the No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro under the GMS Racing banner and will contend for the 2019 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.]]> 0 Four Most-Common Car Failures – And What to Do About Them Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:17:02 +0000 Often in the world of motoring, we can feel at a loss about what we can do when our car fails. The usual course of action is to rush to the professionals, who we trust to bring our vehicle back to health. But some car failures are both preventable and easy enough to combat by oneself.]]> 0 Anthony Alfredo Makes Move to NASCAR Truck Series in 2019 with DGR-Crosley Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:08:18 +0000 NASCAR Next member Anthony Alfredo will join DGR-Crosley next season, the team announced today. Alfredo will compete part-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series with support from his partners Ceco Building Systems, Meccanic Shop North and Oxford Energy Group.]]> 0 NASCAR Technical Institute Students Help Drive Team Penske Win Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:58:31 +0000 When Team Penske driver Joey Logano drove his No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion to victory in Homestead, Fla. on November 18, winning his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship, it was a big win for graduates of NASCAR Technical Institute, too. Logano's front-end mechanic and two members of his pit crew graduated from NASCAR Tech and have been working all season to help Team Penske get a checkered flag.]]> 0 Charles “Red” Farmer and Jeff Gordon Chosen for NMPA Hall Honors Wed, 05 Dec 2018 22:54:42 +0000 Legendary drivers Charles “Red” Farmer and NASCAR Cup series champion Jeff Gordon make up the National Motorsports Press Association's Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Each will be officially inducted during ceremonies scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 27 in Charlotte, N.C.]]> 0 Interesting Numbers for Dega’s Oversized Vehicle Tunnel Wed, 05 Dec 2018 20:55:01 +0000 With construction efforts continuing around the clock on the concrete tunnel slab for Talladega Superspeedway’s new Turn 3 Oversized Vehicle Tunnel, here are some cool, interesting facts on the initial endeavor of Transformation – The Talladega Superspeedway Infield Project.]]> 0 GMS Racing Expands Competition to NASCAR K&N Pro Series and ARCA Racing Series with Driver Sam Mayer Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:51:02 +0000 GMS Racing officials announced today that the Statesville, N.C., based organization would expand competition into the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, as well as in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Series in 2019. Sam Mayer, a Franklin, Wis., native will drive the No. 21 entry for the team in both series. Mayer is also scheduled to participate in four NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series events beginning in August at Bristol Motor Speedway.]]> 0 “Unleash The Beast” | Challenger Exhaust Giveaway Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:14:49 +0000 With the addition of Dodge Challenger parts to earlier this year, the demand for Challenger exhausts has been monstrous! With that, AmericanMuscle is proud to announce their “Unleash the Beast” Challenger Exhaust Giveaway.]]> 0