NASCAR announced today that beginning in 2014, the sanctioning body will mandate pre-season neurocognitive baseline testing as part of its comprehensive concussion prevention and management program for all of its national series drivers.
It was a hectic race weekend for NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) driver Ray Black Jr., as he and his SS Green Light Racing team fought hard from the start of the weekend to secure his eighth Top-20 finish of the season.
American Diabetes Association® Youth Ambassador Eli Hopkins will ride along with Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Reed during Friday night’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond International Raceway (RIR). The West Point, Va. native will have his name featured on a decal above the passenger-side window on the No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Ford Mustang for the second time this season.
Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Challenger in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS), finished sixth Saturday evening in the Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway.
In his sixth NASCAR Nationwide Series start of the 2013 season, 22-year-old Dakoda Armstrong and the No. 19 TriStar Motorsports / WinField Toyota Camry started the Nationwide Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway from the 34th position. Working with a new team and a new Crew Chief, Armstrong knew there may be some challenges to overcome during the 300-mile event.
Indiana FAME has partnered with NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) driver, Garrett Smithley for the July 22 NXS Indianapolis 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This relationship stems from Garrett’s involvement with Kentucky FAME, and the organization’s effort to include all FAME chapters across the country.
Ryan Reed drove his No. 16 Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang to an 11th-place finish Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway. Reed qualified ninth and ran as high as second-place, before his extremely loose-handling Ford shifted to the tight side after a two-tire pit stop as the laps dwindled down.
While the final results of the US Cellular 250 will show that Michael McDowell and the No. 18 Pizza Ranch Toyota started ninth and finished ninth, the night was anything but routine for the Joe Gibbs Racing team.