News – Online Resource for Motorsports Information Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:36:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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.]]> 0 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 Kyle Busch Victorious in the Can-Am 500, Championship 4 Set Mon, 12 Nov 2018 03:03:25 +0000 Kyle Busch wins at ISM Raceway in Can-Am 500 as the Championship 4 is set for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series. It was his eighth of the season, and the 51st of his Cup career.]]> 0 Kyle Busch Survives Playoffs Chaos to Win Can-Am 500 Mon, 12 Nov 2018 02:49:59 +0000 It was a roller coaster day at ISM Raceway for many of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs contenders, with the highest of highs and lowest of lows. But it was Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota, who celebrated in the new Gatorade Victory Lane following Sunday’s Can-Am 500.]]> 0 Kyle Busch claims victory at ISM Raceway after wild race in the desert Mon, 12 Nov 2018 01:32:43 +0000 Kyle Busch won the Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix clinching his spot in the Championship 4 at Homestead next week.  Busch led 117 laps in route to his eighth win of the 2018 season.]]> 0 Christopher Bell Takes Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 in Must-Win Situation Sun, 11 Nov 2018 03:22:21 +0000 Facing a must-win situation, Christopher Bell, driver of the No. 20 GameStop Just Cause 4 Toyota, had a dominant win in Saturday’s Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 at ISM Raceway to earn his spot in the Championship 4 in Miami.]]> 0 Bell Wins at ISM Raceway, Xfinity Championship 4 Field Set Sun, 11 Nov 2018 01:46:09 +0000 Christopher Bell fought his way into the Championship 4 finale, winning the Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 at ISM Raceway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Cole Custer, Tyler Reddick and Daniel Hemric will join him for the 2018 Xfinity Championship at Homestead Miami Speedway.]]> 0 John Hunter Nemechek Earns First Career Pole in NASCAR Xfinity Series Sat, 10 Nov 2018 21:29:36 +0000 John Hunter Nemechek claims his first career pole in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at ISM Raceway, setting a time of 26.970 seconds at 133.482 mph.]]> 0 Jeffrey Earnhardt to Run Nine Races with Joe Gibbs Racing Sat, 10 Nov 2018 18:31:49 +0000 Jeffrey Earnhardt, fourth generation NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver, sets forth a partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing and Xtreme Concepts Inc. for nine races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2019.]]> 0 Brett Moffitt uses late lap pass to win Lucas Oil 150 Sat, 10 Nov 2018 15:47:28 +0000 Three drivers, all of which needed a win to clinch a spot in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway ran three-wide for the lead with just three laps to go in Friday’s Lucas Oil 150. It was Brett Moffitt, driver of the No. 16 KOBE Toyopet Toyota, who took home his fifth win of the season.]]> 0 AUSTIN CINDRIC TO RACE THE NO. 22 FORD MUSTANG FULL TIME IN THE 2019 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:22:38 +0000 Team Penske has announced that 20-year-old Austin Cindric will compete full time in the 2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS), driving the No. 22 Ford Mustang. In the midst of completing his NXS rookie season in 2018, Cindric will get the opportunity to build on that success as he works to bring another driver’s championship to the No. 22 Ford team next season.]]> 0 Grandstand Seats Sold Out For Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway Thu, 08 Nov 2018 22:20:23 +0000 ISM Raceway announced today that grandstand seats are sold out for the Can-Am 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series semifinal playoff race on Sunday, Nov. 11. The grandstand sell-out follows the earlier sellouts of all 54 hospitality suites for the Can-Am 500 and all reserved camping for the entire weekend.]]> 0 Truex to JGR in 2019 Wed, 07 Nov 2018 23:02:55 +0000 The poorly kept secret of Martin Truex Jr.'s plans for 2019 is out of the bag. After months of speculation, Truex will take over the driver's seat of the No. 19 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing next season. He'll bring along crew chief Cole Pearn.]]> 0 Harvick’s victory at Texas ruled “encumbered” Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:36:48 +0000 It turns out that Kevin Harvick isn't locked into Homestead after all.]]> 0 Haley Steals Jag Metals 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff Race to Advance to Championship 4 Sat, 03 Nov 2018 14:34:41 +0000 Justin Haley won Friday night's JAG Metals 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff race when Todd Gilliland ran out of fuel half-a-lap away from Sunoco Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway.]]> 0