News – SpeedwayMedia.com http://www.speedwaymedia.com Online Resource for Motorsports Information Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:56:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Toyota, Bass Pro Shops Team up for Sweepstakes to Benefit the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/16/toyota-bass-pro-shops-team-up-for-sweepstakes-to-benefit-the-martin-truex-jr-foundation/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/16/toyota-bass-pro-shops-team-up-for-sweepstakes-to-benefit-the-martin-truex-jr-foundation/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:56:23 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138825 The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation has created a sweepstakes where one lucky winner will receive a 2018 Toyota Tundra and Bass TRACKER® Heritage Edition Boat.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/16/toyota-bass-pro-shops-team-up-for-sweepstakes-to-benefit-the-martin-truex-jr-foundation/feed/ 0 Kasey Kahne reveals 2018 will be his last full-time season http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/16/kasey-kahne-reveals-2018-will-be-his-last-full-time-season/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/16/kasey-kahne-reveals-2018-will-be-his-last-full-time-season/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:10:41 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138815 Staff Report | NASCAR.com Fifteen-year premier series veteran Kasey Kahne revealed that 2018 will be his last full-time season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Kahne, 38, currently drives the No. 95 Chevrolet for Leavine Family Racing. “I’ve thought about this decision for many months, if not longer,” Kahne wrote on his Twitter account. […]]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/16/kasey-kahne-reveals-2018-will-be-his-last-full-time-season/feed/ 0 Dale Jr. To Drive Camaro ZL1 Pace Car at Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/15/dale-jr-to-drive-camaro-zl1-pace-car-at-big-machine-vodka-400-at-the-brickyard/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/15/dale-jr-to-drive-camaro-zl1-pace-car-at-big-machine-vodka-400-at-the-brickyard/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:27:59 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138778 NASCAR icon Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Pace Car to lead the field to the start of the 25th Running of the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line on Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/15/dale-jr-to-drive-camaro-zl1-pace-car-at-big-machine-vodka-400-at-the-brickyard/feed/ 0 Elliott Sadler announces 2018 will be his last full-time season http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/15/elliott-sadler-announces-2018-will-be-his-last-full-time-season/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/15/elliott-sadler-announces-2018-will-be-his-last-full-time-season/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:09:51 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138757 Perennial NASCAR Xfinity Series contender Elliott Sadler said he is ending his run as a full-time driver after the 2018 season. The veteran of more than 800 races in NASCAR’s national series and driver for JR Motorsports posted a statement on his website, ElliottSadler.com, on Wednesday announcing his decision.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/15/elliott-sadler-announces-2018-will-be-his-last-full-time-season/feed/ 0 Harvick Takes Seventh Win of MENCS Season at Michigan http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/12/harvick-takes-seventh-win-of-mencs-season-at-michigan/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/12/harvick-takes-seventh-win-of-mencs-season-at-michigan/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 01:19:38 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138659 Kevin Harvick took his seventh Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win of the season at Michigan International Speedway in Sunday's Consumers Energy 400, leading 108 laps and sweeping all three stages for the third time in 2018. The win gave Stewart-Haas Racing a season sweep at Michigan, as Clint Bowyer took the win there in June.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/12/harvick-takes-seventh-win-of-mencs-season-at-michigan/feed/ 0 Allgaier Scores Third Win of XFINITY Season at Mid-Ohio http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/11/allgaier-scores-third-win-of-xfinity-season-at-mid-ohio/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/11/allgaier-scores-third-win-of-xfinity-season-at-mid-ohio/#respond Sun, 12 Aug 2018 02:25:43 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138641 Justin Allgaier scored his third win of the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season at Mid-Ohio, holding off polesitter and rookie Team Penske driver Austin Cindric to the checkered flag in the Rock N' Roll Tequila 170.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/11/allgaier-scores-third-win-of-xfinity-season-at-mid-ohio/feed/ 0 Brett Moffitt Wins in Dramatic Last Lap Pass at Michigan http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/11/brett-moffitt-wins-in-dramatic-last-lap-pass-at-michigan/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/11/brett-moffitt-wins-in-dramatic-last-lap-pass-at-michigan/#respond Sat, 11 Aug 2018 21:24:03 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138614 Already a three-time winner this year, Iowa's own, Brett Moffitt, passed Johnny Sauter for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race win at Michigan International Speedway, crossing the finish line ahead of Sauter by .025 of a second.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/11/brett-moffitt-wins-in-dramatic-last-lap-pass-at-michigan/feed/ 0 Denny Hamlin sweeps qualifying to capture Busch Pole Award at Michigan http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/10/denny-hamlin-sweeps-qualifying-to-capture-busch-pole-award-at-michigan/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/10/denny-hamlin-sweeps-qualifying-to-capture-busch-pole-award-at-michigan/#respond Sat, 11 Aug 2018 01:08:23 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138600 Denny Hamlin led all rounds of qualifying Friday evening at Michigan International Speedway to score his 28th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole and his first at the 2-mile track.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/10/denny-hamlin-sweeps-qualifying-to-capture-busch-pole-award-at-michigan/feed/ 0 DGR-Crosley Adds Riley Herbst to 2018 Driver Lineup http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/10/dgr-crosley-adds-riley-herbst-to-2018-driver-lineup/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/10/dgr-crosley-adds-riley-herbst-to-2018-driver-lineup/#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 20:25:00 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138577 DGR-Crosley announced today that NASCAR NEXT member Riley Herbst would join the team for three races this season. Herbst will compete in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Ariz. The 19-year-old Las Vegas, Nev., native will also race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway next month.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/10/dgr-crosley-adds-riley-herbst-to-2018-driver-lineup/feed/ 0 Ford NASCAR Mustang Revealed; World’s Best-Selling Sports Coupe Ready for Cup Competition in 2019 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/09/ford-nascar-mustang-revealed-worlds-best-selling-sports-coupe-ready-for-cup-competition-in-2019/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/09/ford-nascar-mustang-revealed-worlds-best-selling-sports-coupe-ready-for-cup-competition-in-2019/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 18:42:41 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138552 Ford today revealed its all-new Mustang NASCAR Cup race car, the first time Mustang – the world’s best-selling sports car – will compete in NASCAR’s top-level Cup racing series.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/09/ford-nascar-mustang-revealed-worlds-best-selling-sports-coupe-ready-for-cup-competition-in-2019/feed/ 0 Talladega Superspeedway Continues Special “Teacher & Educator Appreciation” Ticket Program for Upcoming NASCAR Playoff Doubleheader Weekend http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/09/talladega-superspeedway-continues-special-teacher-educator-appreciation-ticket-program-for-upcoming-nascar-playoff-doubleheader-weekend/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/09/talladega-superspeedway-continues-special-teacher-educator-appreciation-ticket-program-for-upcoming-nascar-playoff-doubleheader-weekend/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 18:35:42 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138547 Talladega Superspeedway will recognize educators and faculty members again this fall with its “Teacher & Educator Appreciation” ticket program, which offers up to 30 percent off on various ticket options for the 1000Bulbs.com 500 and Talladega 250 (Oct. 13-14) during its doubleheader NASCAR Playoff weekend.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/09/talladega-superspeedway-continues-special-teacher-educator-appreciation-ticket-program-for-upcoming-nascar-playoff-doubleheader-weekend/feed/ 0 NBA Legend Ben Wallace to drive pace car for the Consumers Energy 400 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/08/nba-legend-ben-wallace-to-drive-pace-car-for-the-consumers-energy-400/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/08/nba-legend-ben-wallace-to-drive-pace-car-for-the-consumers-energy-400/#respond Wed, 08 Aug 2018 18:42:46 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138523 The start of the Consumers Energy 400 will showcase three individuals who know about the adrenaline of being in high energy moments. NBA Legend Ben Wallace will be the pace car driver; Tom Hunt, the Jackson County Teacher of the Year, will serve as the grand marshal; and Michigan hero Jason Potter will drop the green flag as the honorary starter.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/08/nba-legend-ben-wallace-to-drive-pace-car-for-the-consumers-energy-400/feed/ 0 NASCAR Driver and DAV Ambassador Cody Coughlin to Race in Honor of Veterans at 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Michigan International Speedway http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/08/nascar-driver-and-dav-ambassador-cody-coughlin-to-race-in-honor-of-veterans-at-2018-nascar-camping-world-truck-series-at-michigan-international-speedway/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/08/nascar-driver-and-dav-ambassador-cody-coughlin-to-race-in-honor-of-veterans-at-2018-nascar-camping-world-truck-series-at-michigan-international-speedway/#respond Wed, 08 Aug 2018 15:09:43 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138513 NASCAR Driver Cody Coughlin of the No. 2 JEGS Chevrolet Silverado, will be racing in honor of veterans around the world at the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Corrigan Oil 200 on Saturday, August 11th at the Michigan International Speedway.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/08/nascar-driver-and-dav-ambassador-cody-coughlin-to-race-in-honor-of-veterans-at-2018-nascar-camping-world-truck-series-at-michigan-international-speedway/feed/ 0 Justin Marks to Pilot the No. 42 for Chip Ganassi Racing at Three NASCAR Xfinity Series Road Course Races http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/08/justin-marks-to-pilot-the-no-42-for-chip-ganassi-racing-at-three-nascar-xfinity-series-road-course-races/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/08/justin-marks-to-pilot-the-no-42-for-chip-ganassi-racing-at-three-nascar-xfinity-series-road-course-races/#respond Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:15:39 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138510 Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today that Justin Marks will return to pilot to the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro SS in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) road-course races at Mid-Ohio (Aug. 12), Road America (Aug. 26) and the newest road-course on the series’ schedule, Charlotte Motor Speedway (Sep. 29). Chevrolet Accessories, will serve as a primary sponsor for all three races.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/08/justin-marks-to-pilot-the-no-42-for-chip-ganassi-racing-at-three-nascar-xfinity-series-road-course-races/feed/ 0 Jim France assumes role of interim chairman and chief executive officer of NASCAR http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/06/jim-france-assumes-role-of-interim-chairman-and-chief-executive-officer-of-nascar/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/06/jim-france-assumes-role-of-interim-chairman-and-chief-executive-officer-of-nascar/#respond Mon, 06 Aug 2018 22:16:55 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138434 NASCAR issued the following statement Monday afternoon: “Brian France has taken an indefinite leave of absence from NASCAR as chairman and chief executive officer. Effective immediately, NASCAR Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President Jim France has assumed the role of interim chairman and chief executive officer.”]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/06/jim-france-assumes-role-of-interim-chairman-and-chief-executive-officer-of-nascar/feed/ 0 Statements from Brian France and NASCAR http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/06/statements-from-brian-france-and-nascar/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/06/statements-from-brian-france-and-nascar/#respond Mon, 06 Aug 2018 22:05:39 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138431 “I apologize to our fans, our industry and my family for the impact of my actions last night. Effective immediately, I will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from my position to focus on my personal affairs.”]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/06/statements-from-brian-france-and-nascar/feed/ 0 Brian France takes indefinite leave of absence following intoxicated driving arrest http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/06/brian-france-arrested-for-dwi-and-possession-of-controlled-substance/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/06/brian-france-arrested-for-dwi-and-possession-of-controlled-substance/#respond Mon, 06 Aug 2018 17:59:07 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138408 Brian France will take an indefinite leave of absence, after he was arrested for drunk driving and illegal possession of Oxycodone, according to Sag Harbor Village Police. Jim France will take over as the interim Chairman and CEO of NASCAR.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/06/brian-france-arrested-for-dwi-and-possession-of-controlled-substance/feed/ 0 Elliott Scores Much Anticipated First Cup Win at Glen http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/05/elliott-scores-much-anticipated-first-cup-win-at-glen/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/05/elliott-scores-much-anticipated-first-cup-win-at-glen/#respond Mon, 06 Aug 2018 00:24:35 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138370 Much like his famous father Bill back in 1983, the Dawsonville, Georgia native scored his first career MENCS race at a road course.  Just like his father, he had to endure many runner-ups before celebrating that inaugural Cup victory.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/05/elliott-scores-much-anticipated-first-cup-win-at-glen/feed/ 0 Chase is winless no more http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/05/chase-is-winless-no-more/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/05/chase-is-winless-no-more/#respond Sun, 05 Aug 2018 23:51:07 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138371 On August 5, 2018, there was no dejection and there was no "Elliott was his own worst enemy." Instead, to the thunderous applause of a sold-out crowd in attendance at Watkins Glen International, he took the fight to and passed points leader Kyle Busch for the race lead, he led the remaining 63 laps, drove his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to and over the limit and held off defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. to finally win for the first time in the Cup Grand National Series.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/05/chase-is-winless-no-more/feed/ 0 Rick Ware Racing welcomes JACOB Companies for remainder of 2018 Cup season http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/05/rick-ware-racing-welcomes-jacob-companies-for-remainder-of-2018-cup-season/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/05/rick-ware-racing-welcomes-jacob-companies-for-remainder-of-2018-cup-season/#respond Sun, 05 Aug 2018 15:42:27 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138364 Officials from Rick Ware Racing (RWR) announced today that West Palm Beach, Fla.-based JACOB Companies will support the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) team for the remainder of the season beginning with Sunday’s Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/05/rick-ware-racing-welcomes-jacob-companies-for-remainder-of-2018-cup-season/feed/ 0