Axalta To Sponsor William Byron In 15 XFINITY Series Races Next 2 Seasons

JR Motorsports announced today that Axalta Coating Systems, a longtime partner and the team’s official paint supplier, will join William Byron and the No. 9 team as primary partner in 15 NASCAR Xfinity Series events in each of the next two seasons. The multi-year agreement will see Byron debut the No. 9 Axalta Chevrolet Camaro at Phoenix Raceway (March 18). A leading global provider of liquid and powder coatings, Axalta has partnered with JR Motorsports since 2008, supplying paint for the organization’s 31 NXS victories and its 2014 NXS championship.…

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Aaron Telitz Signs With Belardi Racing for 2017 Indy Lights Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Aaron Telitz will compete in the 2017 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires series with the Belardi Auto Racing team, driving the No. 9 car in Mazda’s iconic Soul Red livery. Telitz, 25, of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, earned the Mazda driver development scholarship as the champion of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires last year and will compete for the Indy Lights title and rookie-of-the-year honors. The season-opener for all three categories of the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires takes place March 10-12 at…

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With Improvement On 1.5-Mile Tracks and Momentum On His Side, Can Allmendinger Keep It Going in Atlanta?

A.J. Allmendinger didn’t win last Sunday’s Daytona 500, but he sure felt like he did. Allmendinger, drove his No. 47 Chevrolet to a third place finish in the season opening race, as that finish alone made him feel like he won the race. Now, he’s hoping to continue that momentum through the race in Atlanta this weekend. Dating back to the end of last year, Allmendinger has five top 10 finishes in his last six starts. Factor that with his recent improvement on 1.5-mile tracks like Atlanta, and you can…

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Move to Stewart-Haas Racing Has Clint Bowyer Confident Heading Into Atlanta This Weekend

The prior three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season were among the most taxing years of Clint Bowyer’s racing career. The final two years with Michael Waltrip Racing saw him finish 19th and 16th respectively in the points standings. He had just seven total top fives in those 72 races over the two years in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, he went to H-Scott Motorsports. He struggled there too. Bowyer, had just three top 10 finishes a year ago with a best finish of seventh at Talladega. In fact, two…

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Pato O’Ward Lands Ride For Indy Lights Race at St. Pete

INDIANAPOLIS – Team Pelfrey IL announced today that primary sponsors, Gap Guard and Topo Chico, will continue to stand behind the 2017 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Champion Pato O’Ward as he moves through the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ranks. O’Ward will be participating in spring training with Team Pelfrey IL at Homestead Miami Speedway as well as securing a spot on the grid for the first Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires race of the season in St. Petersburg, Fla. on March 10-12. “I am back…

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