News – Online Resource for Motorsports Information Tue, 26 Mar 2019 20:25:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 NASCAR announces updates to qualifying procedure for Texas Tue, 26 Mar 2019 06:00:34 +0000 On Monday, NASCAR officially announced changes regarding qualifying moving forward through the 2019 season.]]> 0 Brad Keselowski dominates the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway Mon, 25 Mar 2019 02:29:53 +0000 “The car was really good, this Ford Mustang.” Keselowski commented, “Just a great day for our team, awesome execution on pit road. Credit to Doug Yates and all the engine stuff, those guys worked really hard.” He added, “Just one of those days you dream of as a race car driver.”]]> 0 Logano wins pole at Martinsville Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:46:45 +0000 For the ninth straight year in the Monster Energy Cup Series, Joey Logano has won a pole. ]]> 0 Win #200: Kyle Busch Rebounds from Penalty to Win the Auto Club 400 Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:40:28 +0000 On St. Patrick's Day, Kyle Busch drives his green Interstate Batteries Toyota to his 200th victory at Auto Club Speedway.]]> 0 Jeb Burton returns to Rick Ware Racing for upcoming Martinsville Cup race Thu, 14 Mar 2019 19:12:56 +0000 Officials from Rick Ware Racing (RWR) announced today that veteran racer Jeb Burton (@JebBurtonRacing) will drive the team’s second chartered Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) entry in the upcoming STP 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Sun., Mar. 24.]]> 0 NASCAR announces nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020, Landmark Award Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:47:20 +0000 NASCAR today announced the 20 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020, as well as the five nominees for the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.]]> 0 RYAN BLANEY WINS POLE FOR TICKETGUARDIAN 500 Sat, 09 Mar 2019 02:46:02 +0000 Following his Team Penske teammates’ success the last two weeks, Ryan Blaney captured the pole position on Friday afternoon for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway.]]> 0 Chip Ganassi Racing Partners with Global Poker for Multiple Races In 2019 Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:27:54 +0000 Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announces a new partnership with leading social poker brand Global Poker. The online poker site will be featured on the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driven by 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Champion Kurt Busch, beginning this weekend at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, AZ. Busch is competing in his 20th season on the MENCS circuit.]]> 0 Elliott Sadler Returns to the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Kaulig Racing, Nutrien Ag Solutions Thu, 28 Feb 2019 18:28:42 +0000 Kaulig Racing is thrilled to announce that former NASCAR Xfinity Series Most Popular Driver, Elliott Sadler, will make his return to the track as he teams up with Nutrien Ag Solutions to pilot the No. 10 Chevrolet Camaro SS for two races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS).]]> 0 MARS, Incorporated and Joe Gibbs Racing announce partnership extension Thu, 28 Feb 2019 18:16:02 +0000 Today, Mars, Incorporated announced a multi-year extension to its partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), that will see the confectionery giant continue to serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 18 M&M’S® Toyota in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The relationship, one of the longest and most successful in the sport, will continue the unmatched success the partners have seen together both on and off the track.]]> 0 Kurt Busch and Star Nursery Celebrate 20th Anniversary of First NASCAR Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Wed, 27 Feb 2019 18:52:45 +0000 Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announces a partnership with Las Vegas-based Star Nursery to be the primary sponsor on the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, driven by Las Vegas native Kurt Busch, when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) on Sunday, Mar. 3. The No. 1 Star Nursery Camaro will feature livery to match the car that Busch drove to his first NASCAR Championship 20 years ago.]]> 0 TEAM PENSKE RELEASES THIRD SEASON OF THE PENSKE GAMES Wed, 27 Feb 2019 16:40:13 +0000 Earlier today, Team Penske released the first video of the 2019 series of The Penske Games, which returns for its third season after achieving critical acclaim and impressive viewership totals in 2017 and 2018. The multi-episode social media series will be distributed online throughout the course of the 2019 racing season. The new season launched today with the Team Penske drivers playing a version of the popular party game, Minute to Win It, pitting NASCAR and Supercars drivers against their INDYCAR and IMSA counterparts.]]> 0 Hurdl Joins Richard Childress Racing and Tyler Reddick for 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Season Tue, 26 Feb 2019 20:36:44 +0000 Richard Childress Racing announced today that Hurdl, an experiential SMS tech company that helps fans connect with their favorite teams, drivers, and brands, joined the team with a multi-race partnership in 2019. Hurdl will make its first appearance in NASCAR as a primary partner on defending Xfinity Series champion Tyler Reddick's No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro during NASCAR's West Coast Swing, starting at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 2. ]]> 0 Almirola Scorches Atlanta Pavement, Wins First Pole Since 2012 Sat, 23 Feb 2019 01:49:12 +0000 At a track known for making history, Aric Almirola did something on Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway that he hadn’t done in nearly seven years: win the pole for a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.]]> 0 It Is Official! Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Compete In Darlington Raceway’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 Race On August 31 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 17:32:18 +0000 Dale Earnhardt Jr. has announced that he will compete in Darlington Raceway’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 race, scheduled for Saturday, August 31 (4 p.m. live on NBC and MRN), at the track Too Tough To Tame.]]> 0 Denny Hamlin Wins The 61st Daytona 500 Mon, 18 Feb 2019 03:31:30 +0000 In a race that featured two big wrecks, two Red Flags and a long winless streak broken, Denny Hamlin won the 61st Daytona 500 for the second time in his 15 year career and 32nd time he has found victory lane.]]> 0 Michael Annett wins Xfinity Series opener at Daytona for his first victory Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:45:25 +0000 Annett kicked off the new season by earning his first career victory at Saturday's NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at the sport's most historic track, Daytona International Speedway.]]> 0 Michael Annett Wins NASCAR Racing Experience 300 for 1st NASCAR Xfinity Series Victory Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:16:19 +0000 Michael Annett led the last 45 laps Saturday to win the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona International Speedway, in the season-opening race for the NASCAR Xfinity Series.]]> 0 Kaz Grala Joins Richard Childress Racing Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:28:47 +0000 Richard Childress Racing is excited to welcome Kaz Grala to its NASCAR Xfinity Series program for select races in 2019. The 20-year-old Boston, Massachusetts native will make his first start for the organization at Texas Motor Speedway this March in the No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro.]]> 0 Kurt Busch to Celebrate Service Members and Veterans with Ticket Giveaways Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:18:05 +0000 Thirty-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) winner Kurt Busch announced plans today for the KB100 Ticket Giveaway, which will offer 100 tickets for each MENCS race in 2019. All currently serving military members and veterans are eligible to register to be selected for tickets. The KB100 program is part of a relationship with the Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) and will begin with this weekend’s 61st running of the DAYTONA 500.]]> 1 Oscar Mayer Gives Ryan Newman A (Deli) Fresh Wrap For Daytona Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:55:41 +0000 On Sunday, Feb. 17, Oscar Mayer and NASCAR driver Ryan Newman will hit the track to kick off the 2019 racing season at the Daytona 500.]]> 0 J.J. Watt Named Grand Marshal for 61st Annual DAYTONA 500 Mon, 11 Feb 2019 21:42:23 +0000 Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will become the first NFL player to give the command to start engines at the DAYTONA 500 when he serves as Grand Marshal for the 61st running of “The Great American Race” on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway (TV – FOX, FOX Deportes; Radio – MRN, Sirius XM).]]> 0 Chase Elliott Returning to Drive for JR Motorsports at Daytona Thu, 07 Feb 2019 19:28:22 +0000 JR Motorsports announced today that it will be reuniting with one of its former champion drivers for the NASCAR Xfinity Series season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 16, and it will happen in the company’s debut with the iconic No. 8 car.]]> 0 Army Master Sgt. George Vera, Marine Sgt. Kirstie Ennis To Serve as Dignitaries for the Advance Auto Parts Clash Tue, 05 Feb 2019 22:50:05 +0000 Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, today announced that Army Master Sgt. George Vera and Marine Sgt. Kirstie Ennis, both wounded veterans, will serve as dignitaries for the 2019 Advance Auto Parts Clash, Feb. 10, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Fla.]]> 0 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Honors Five NASCAR Legends Sat, 02 Feb 2019 14:56:00 +0000 Five of NASCAR’s legendary competitors – three drivers and two owners – were enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina, tonight during the Induction Ceremony held in the Crown Ball Room at the Charlotte Convention Center.]]> 0 M&M’S® KICKS OFF NEW SEASON WITH SWEET NEW PAINT SCHEME Tue, 29 Jan 2019 16:53:33 +0000 M&M’S® announced today that the newest addition to the chocolate aisle – M&M’S Chocolate Bars – will be featured on the iconic No. 18 M&M’S Toyota for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series opening race in Daytona Beach, FL. The new treat from M&M’S, which hit shelves late last year, will grace the No.18 M&M’S Chocolate Bar Toyota driven by 2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Kyle Busch, at four races during the 2019 season.]]> 0 JR Motorsports Reshuffles Team Car Numbers Entering 2019 Fri, 25 Jan 2019 20:13:11 +0000 With a new season on the horizon, JR Motorsports is off to a fresh start. Today, through a video from team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., the team announced the restructuring of its car number lineup in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Most notable is the news that the organization will add the iconic No. 8 Chevrolet to its stable, a number long associated with the Earnhardt family. Ralph Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. each competed with the No. 8 at times in their respective storybook careers.]]> 0 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