Press Release – Online Resource for Motorsports Information Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:36:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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 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 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 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 MDM Motorsports to Restructure for 2019 Season and Beyond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:29:02 +0000 MDM Motorsports, which has previously fielded teams in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and ARCA competition, will be scaling back its racing operations starting with the 2019 season.]]> 0 NASCAR, Race Team Alliance and 704Games Collaborate to Create NASCAR Esports League Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:00:16 +0000 NASCAR, Race Team Alliance and 704Games announced today a collaboration that will create the first-ever NASCAR esports league on consoles, eNASCAR Heat Pro League. The newly formed esports league will feature up to 16 race teams and 32 drivers, each owned and operated by prominent NASCAR race teams. ]]> 0 John Hunter Nemechek Will Join GMS Racing Full-Time For the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Season Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:32:47 +0000 GMS Racing announced today that John Hunter Nemechek will join the team for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season. Nemechek will be the driver of the No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro under the GMS Racing banner and will contend for the 2019 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.]]> 0 Anthony Alfredo Makes Move to NASCAR Truck Series in 2019 with DGR-Crosley Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:08:18 +0000 NASCAR Next member Anthony Alfredo will join DGR-Crosley next season, the team announced today. Alfredo will compete part-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series with support from his partners Ceco Building Systems, Meccanic Shop North and Oxford Energy Group.]]> 0 NASCAR Technical Institute Students Help Drive Team Penske Win Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:58:31 +0000 When Team Penske driver Joey Logano drove his No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion to victory in Homestead, Fla. on November 18, winning his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship, it was a big win for graduates of NASCAR Technical Institute, too. Logano's front-end mechanic and two members of his pit crew graduated from NASCAR Tech and have been working all season to help Team Penske get a checkered flag.]]> 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 Chad Finley Racing set to increase Truck Series schedule; seeking funded drivers for 2019 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 17:34:57 +0000 After a successful return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) this year, Chad Finley Racing (CFR) is preparing to increase their presence in the series’ next year beginning with the season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Fri., Feb. 15, 2019.]]> 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 Chase Elliott Wins 2018 NMPA Most Popular Driver Award presented by Hooters Fri, 30 Nov 2018 19:44:39 +0000 Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, has been named 2018 National Motorsports Press Association Most Popular Driver presented by Hooters. The award is the first of his four-year Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career.]]> 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 Auto Parts Retailer Awards College Scholarships for 2019 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 21:48:03 +0000 Turn5, Inc. – the parent company of online auto parts retailers AmericanMuscle (AM), AmericanTrucks (AT), and ExtremeTerrain (XT) – has just announced their bi-annual college scholarship program winners. With their fall awards, the Philadelphia e-commerce business has chosen 5 students from higher education institutions around the U.S. as recipients of a selection of scholarships between $2,000 and $3,000 each.]]> 0 Coveted Season-End Awards Presented During Annual NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:36:25 +0000 NASCAR presented several season-ending awards on Wednesday afternoon at the Encore Theater in Las Vegas, during the annual NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards.]]> 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 Give the Gift of ‘DEGA this Year with Talladega Superspeedway’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday Package Wed, 21 Nov 2018 16:39:45 +0000 Black Friday (Nov. 23) and Cyber Monday (Nov. 26) are approaching fast and NASCAR fans should look no further than the gift of ‘DEGA when searching for the perfect holiday deal. Talladega Superspeedway has a special $75 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Package offer – with $40 savings – for the spring tripleheader weekend, April 26-28, 2019, featuring the GEICO 500. To take advantage, fans can visit here.]]> 0 Ford Performance NASCAR: 2018 — A Season To Remember Tue, 20 Nov 2018 19:33:23 +0000 The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season will be remembered for many years to come after Ford led the series in victories and won the drivers’ and manufacturers’ championships. Here’s a look at some of the memorable moments and highlights from the season.]]> 0 Daytona International Speedway Black Friday and Cyber Monday Ticket Specials Tue, 20 Nov 2018 18:28:44 +0000 Whether it’s stock cars, sports cars or motorcycles, those looking to give the gift of Daytona International Speedway this holiday season will find plenty of options with the “World Center of Racing’s” annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday ticket specials.]]> 0 Boyd Finishes Out Rookie Campaign at Homestead-Miami Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:33:44 +0000 The NASCAR Xfinity Series wrapped up their final race of the 2018 season this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. With everything on the line for the final four the action was sure to be at an all time high. After a season of many firsts, Boyd was ready to wrap up his first full-time NASCAR campaign.]]> 0 RCR Post Race Report – Homestead 400 Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:14:11 +0000 Austin Dillon Drives the Dow UCON Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to 11th-Place Finish in 2018 Season Finale. "Man, I really wanted a top-10 finish today to finish out the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and we came so close."]]> 0 LOGANO | FORD NASCAR CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES! Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:52:59 +0000 Logano won the Ford EcoBoost 400 in Homestead-Miami and his first Cup Championship of his 10-year career. In addition, Team Penske secured the Owner’s Championship and Ford Motor Company claimed the Manufacturers’ Championship title. The drivers’ championship is Ford’s ninth overall and sixth in the modern era (1972-present).]]> 0 Team Penske Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Report – Homestead-Miami Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:50:50 +0000 Joey Logano began his quest for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship Sunday afternoon from the fifth position in the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Logano topped the speed charts in both of Saturday’s practice sessions, and carried the speed into the early laps of the race. Logano moved into the third position by lap 4, all while battling a tight handling Shell-Pennzoil Ford.]]> 0 Menard Finishes 25th In The Ford 400, 19th In The Final Cup Standings Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:49:02 +0000 Paul Menard and the No. 21 Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center Ford team ended their first season together with a 25th-place finish in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but Menard and the team consider their first year a promising foundation for future successes.]]> 0