Monster Energy NASCAR – Online Resource for Motorsports Information Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:54:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Newman Embracing Change; Poised for RFR Debut Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:54:16 +0000 There’s something to be said about an 18-year veteran in this day and age of NASCAR. Especially one with a Daytona 500 win, Brickyard 400 win, and Rookie of the Year title under his belt. But with anything new comes a learning curve, one Ryan Newman is excited to embrace heading into his first season in the No. 6 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing.]]> 0 Win 50 years of Dover International Speedway access by entering ‘Golden Tickets’ contest Fri, 18 Jan 2019 21:15:48 +0000 One lucky fan has the chance to attend each NASCAR Cup Series event at Dover International Speedway for the next 50 years as part of the Monster Mile’s “Golden Tickets” promotion, track officials announced today.]]> 0 McMurray to Compete in the 2019 Daytona 500 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:54:39 +0000 Spire Motorsports, through a partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR), announced today that 2010 Daytona 500 Champion Jamie McMurray will drive the No. 40 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for the 2019 Daytona 500. McMurray will be making his 17th start in the “Great American Race”, when the Daytona 500 kicks-off the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) regular season on Feb. 17.]]> 0 Ford Statements on the Passing of Glen Wood Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:40:21 +0000 Statements from Edsel B. Ford II, member of the Board of Directors, Ford Motor Company, and Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports on the passing of Glen Wood.]]> 0 David Ragan Raises $300,000 for Shriners Hospitals for Children Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:28:12 +0000 David Ragan was all smiles Thursday night at the world renowned car auction house, Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Ariz. Ragan joined patients from the Shiners Hospitals for Children on stage to watch the hammer drop after a final bid of $300,000 to purchase a 2018 No. 38 Shriners Hospitals for Children Ford Fusion Cup car. All of the proceeds of the bid will benefit the Shriners Hospitals. ]]> 0 Erik Jones slides into Red Wings practice to promote MIS Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:31:41 +0000 Michigan native Erik Jones enjoys the hot, slick racing surface at Michigan International Speedway for NASCAR racing in the summer. On Tuesday, the surface was icy and slick when Jones visited the Detroit Red Wings.]]> 0 Richard Childress Racing Extends Partnership with Alsco for 2019 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:07:30 +0000 Richard Childress Racing (RCR) has renewed its partnership with Alsco, the premier linen and uniform rental business, into the 2019 NASCAR season. Alsco will serve as an associate partner for the full year on both No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, piloted by Daniel Hemric in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Tyler Reddick in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.]]> 0 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Rookie race not looking like much of a race Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:43:09 +0000 Although the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year race will see such talents as Ryan Preece and Daniel Hemric lead a charge that also includes Matt Tifft and Tanner Berryhill, it doesn’t look like it will be much of a race. ]]> 0 PROCORE RETURNS TO LEAVINE FAMILY RACING FOR 2019 SEASON Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:52:48 +0000 Leavine Family Racing (LFR) today announced that Procore, a leading provider of cloud-based applications for construction, will return as a primary sponsor for 2019. Procore will be featured as the primary sponsor aboard the team’s No. 95 Toyota Camry for a total of 12 races this coming season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with driver Matt DiBenedetto behind the wheel.]]> 0 Plan B Sales to Support Bubba Wallace at Auto Club Speedway Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:37:45 +0000 Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced a fan-focused sponsorship with Plan B Sales and Marketing that will allow fans to not only design the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, but also get their name on the car and then order the same diecast.]]> 0 J.D. Gibbs, co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing, dies at 49 Sat, 12 Jan 2019 07:02:07 +0000 J.D. Gibbs, who followed his famous father’s path from football to stock-car racing, died Friday evening. He was 49.]]> 0 Jimmie Johnson and Ally Unveil the Paint Scheme for the New No. 48 Ally Chevrolet Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:34:45 +0000 Legendary NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and Ally revealed the new look for the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet this morning, unveiling a blend of Ally’s unique branding along with Johnson’s iconic number and color.]]> 0 RACING HAS A NEW NAME: IT’S O-S-C-A-R Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:01:11 +0000 Oscar Mayer will debut as a 2019 sponsor of the No. 6 Oscar Mayer Ford Mustang at the historic Daytona 500 on February 17, with driver Ryan Newman and Roush Fenway Racing.]]> 0 Alsco Returns to Support Richard Petty Motorsports in 2019 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 17:21:53 +0000 Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) today announced that Alsco will continue its relationship as an associate sponsor of the No. 43 team and driver Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. In addition, Alsco will continue to be the official linen and workwear uniform supplier for Petty's Garage, Victory Junction, and also be a partner of Thad Moffitt in the ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR Late Model competition. ]]> 0 Ford Performance NASCAR: Daniel Suarez Joins Stewart-Haas Racing and Ford Performance Mon, 07 Jan 2019 19:19:21 +0000 Stewart-Haas Racing announced today that Daniel Suarez will drive the No. 41 Haas Automation/Arris Mustang this season. Suarez joins teammates Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer and Aric Almirola as part of the four-car operation. The 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion was part of a teleconference to talk about his new opportunity. Following is a complete transcript:]]> 0 QUIKTRIP HOSTS PIT PARTY WITH NASCAR DRIVER APPEARANCES, KICKING OFF FOLDS OF HONOR QUIKTRIP 500 RACE FESTIVITIES IN ATLANTA Mon, 07 Jan 2019 17:41:53 +0000 Start your engines — early! NASCAR fans in the greater Atlanta metro will not have to wait until February’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 event to get a glimpse of the 2019 race at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). QuikTrip (QT), one of the nation’s premier convenience and gasoline marketers, will host a Pit Party for fans on Saturday, Jan. 26th at a Norcross QT store to kick off the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 race weekend in February. ]]> 0 Watkins Glen International 2019 season tickets to go on-sale January 8 Mon, 07 Jan 2019 17:38:35 +0000 Tickets and camping for the 2019 season at Watkins Glen International will go on sale to the general public Tuesday, January 8 at 9 a.m.]]> 0 All Tickets On-Sale Today – With Incredible Savings – for Talladega Superspeedway’s Springtime Tripleheader Weekend, April 26-28 Mon, 07 Jan 2019 16:48:16 +0000 Come and experience the celebration of Talladega Superspeedway’s 50 Years of Speed! Tickets for the track’s springtime tripleheader motorsports weekend (April 26-28) are officially on-sale today and fans can save on countless ticket offers with the track’s economical, advance-priced tickets.]]> 0 Dover International Speedway celebrates 50th anniversary, hosts its 100th NASCAR Cup Series race in 2019 Thu, 03 Jan 2019 18:29:11 +0000 Dover International Speedway is gearing up for the biggest year in its history as the Monster Mile celebrates its 50th anniversary season and hosts its 100th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.]]> 0 Rick Ware Racing expands program ahead of 2019 NASCAR season Fri, 21 Dec 2018 17:38:18 +0000 On the heels of their first full season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS), Thomasville, N.C.-based Rick Ware Racing (RWR) is already full steam ahead to prepare for next season, kicking off with the prestigious Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019.]]> 0 Richard Petty Motorsports and World Wide Technology Announce Sponsorship Extension Fri, 21 Dec 2018 17:16:35 +0000 Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) and World Wide Technology (WWT), a market-leading technology solution provider, announced today an extension of their official partnership that began in 2018 naming WWT the Technology and Analytics Partner of RPM.]]> 0 Go Fas Racing Signs Corey LaJoie for the 2019 Season Fri, 21 Dec 2018 17:14:53 +0000 Go Fas Racing is proud to announce that Corey Lajoie has been signed as the driver of the No.32 Ford Mustang for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. LaJoie will compete full-time with Go Fas, beginning with the 61st running of the Daytona 500 in February. ]]> 0 DARLINGTON RACEWAY WILL CELEBRATE 1990-1994 ERA FOR THROWBACK WEEKEND IN 2019 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:18:55 +0000 In 2019, year five of its award-winning Throwback Weekend, Darlington Raceway will celebrate the 1990-1994 era of the sport for its 2019 campaign. The 2019 event will also mark the 70th running of the Bojangles’ Southern 500.]]> 0 Extreme Energy Solutions Announced As Official Partner of Daytona International Speedway and DAYTONA 500 Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:02:16 +0000 Daytona International Speedway (DIS) announced today a multi-year partnership with Extreme Energy Solutions that will make the green-tech company’s leading technology and consumer brands the official all-purpose cleaner-degreaser and the official vehicle/engine emission reducing technology of both the “World Center of Racing” and the DAYTONA 500.]]> 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 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 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 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