News – Online Resource for Motorsports Information Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:54:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ross Chastain and Reid Wilson to drive for Niece Motorsports in 2019 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 21:47:36 +0000 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) winner Ross Chastain will pilot the No. 45 TrüNorth™ Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports during the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway.]]> 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 Fire Alarm Services Continues Partnership with John Hunter Nemechek at GMS Racing in Select 2019 Xfinity Series Races Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:30:38 +0000 GMS Racing announced today that Fire Alarm Services, Inc., (FAS), a provider in a superior fire, life safety, and security services, will serve as primary sponsor for John Hunter Nemechek and the No. 23 GMS Racing team in 13 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) races in 2019.]]> 0 Spencer Boyd and 1A Auto Announce Motorsports Partnership Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:42:25 +0000 Spencer Boyd Racing and 1A Auto Inc. are proud to announce 1A Auto’s sponsorship of NASCAR driver, Spencer Boyd, for the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series. 1A Auto will make its debut on the Young’s Motorsports’ No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado at the NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona on February 15, 2019.]]> 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 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 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 GMS Racing and Johnny Sauter to Part Ways Wed, 09 Jan 2019 21:23:41 +0000 GMS Racing announced today the team will part ways with driver Johnny Sauter effective immediately. Sauter has been with GMS since the 2016 season when he claimed the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship.]]> 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 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 Zane Smith Joins JR Motorsports for Eight Races in 2019 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:27:37 +0000 California native Zane Smith has been tabbed to drive eight NASCAR Xfinity Series races for JR Motorsports in 2019, the team announced today. Smith, a member of the NASCAR Next Program, will take the wheel of the organization’s No. 9 entry in his series debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (March 2) in partnership with The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for the event.]]> 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 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 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 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.]]> 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Partners with Monster Energy and Former NASCAR Champion Kurt Busch for 2019 NASCAR Season Tue, 04 Dec 2018 19:40:55 +0000 Today Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced a partnership with Monster Energy, for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season. Monster Energy will be a primary sponsor on the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to be driven by 2004 MENCS Champion Kurt Busch. Busch will compete in his 20th season in the MENCS during the 2019 campaign.]]> 0 Natalie Decker Set to Race at DGR-Crosley in 2019 Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:23:47 +0000 DGR-Crosley announced today that they have added Natalie Decker to their driver development program for the 2019 season. Decker will run a select number of NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races as well as a combination of NASCAR K&N Pro Series and ARCA Racing Series events. Decker's longtime partner N29 Technologies, LLC will come onboard as she enters her rookie season at DGR-Crosley.]]> 0 Longstanding Partner ExxonMobil Earns NASCAR Marketing Achievement Award Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:34:28 +0000 ExxonMobil’s Mobil 1 brand, the Official Motor Oil of NASCAR®, will be honored today with the 2018 NASCAR® Marketing Achievement Award during the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Luncheon held at the Wynn Las Vegas.]]> 0 WHEELER TO CREW CHIEF No. 95 TOYOTA CAMRY AT LEAVINE FAMILY RACING STARTING WITH THE 2019 SEASON Tue, 27 Nov 2018 21:09:57 +0000 Leavine Family Racing (LFR) is proud to announce that Mike Wheeler is joining the organization as the crew chief for the No. 95 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team for the 2019 season.]]> 0 Joey Logano Wins 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship Mon, 19 Nov 2018 01:38:48 +0000 Following a long and winding road, Joey Logano finally owns the biggest prize in motorsports. The driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford capped off a memorable season in fitting fashion – by capturing the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship with a victory in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.]]> 0 Ford Caps Dominant Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season By Winning Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ Titles Mon, 19 Nov 2018 01:36:22 +0000 Ford Championship Weekend lived up to its name today as Ford claimed both major titles in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway.]]> 0 Reddick Takes Home the Xfinity Series Championship at Homestead Sun, 18 Nov 2018 02:21:33 +0000 Tyler Reddick won Saturday's Homestead 300 and also captured his first NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship in the series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  This was Reddick's second win of the season and gave JR Motorsports its third championship title.]]> 0 Tyler Reddick Wins 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Sun, 18 Nov 2018 01:23:57 +0000 Following an outstanding rookie season, Tyler Reddick is now the NASCAR Xfinity Series champion. The driver of the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet capped off an extraordinary season in grand fashion – by capturing the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship with a stirring victory in Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.]]> 0 JR Motorsports 2018 Championship Notes Package: Tyler Reddick Sun, 18 Nov 2018 01:22:35 +0000 Corning, Calif., native Tyler Reddick, rookie driver of the No. 9 BurgerFi/Nationwide Children’s Hospital Chevrolet for JR Motorsports, clinched the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship after winning the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This marks Reddick’s first national touring series championship and the third in five years for JR Motorsports, the company owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Reddick held off fellow Championship 4 contenders Christopher Bell, Cole Custer and Daniel Hemric in the final race to earn the title.]]> 0 Brett Moffitt Wins 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Sat, 17 Nov 2018 15:03:28 +0000 Brett Moffitt captured the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ biggest prize on Friday night, the culmination of a storybook season for the Iowa native and his single-truck race team.]]> 0 All-New Edge ST, Best-Selling Ford-F150 and Bullitt Mustang to Serve as Ford Championship Weekend Pace Vehicles Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:42:21 +0000 Three high-profile Ford vehicles – Edge ST, F-150 and Bullitt Mustang – will be pacing the field in different events during Ford Championship Weekend as NASCAR crowns champions in its three highest profile series.]]> 0 David Pearson, NASCAR’s ‘Silver Fox,’ dies at 83 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 02:05:55 +0000 David Pearson, a three-time champion in NASCAR’s premier series widely regarded as one of the sport’s finest drivers, died Monday. He was 83.]]> 0