Josef Newgarden To Drive No. 1 Chevrolet For 2018 INDYCAR Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Team Penske will keep the tradition alive with the defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion driving the No. 1 entry the next season. See, the series reserves the “No. 1” car number each season for the defending series champion from the year before. Simon Pagenaud drove the No. 22 Chevrolet in his championship winning season with Penske in 2016. So, in 2017, the Frenchman donned the No. 1 Chevrolet as a result. On Wednesday, 11/1 (Nov. 1) to be exact, Penske unveiled a funny video as Pagenaud passed the “No.…

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Hendrick Motorsports Names Darian Grubb As William Byron’s Crew Chief For 2018

Hendrick Motorsports has named veteran crew chief Darian Grubb to lead the No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team of driver William Byron, who will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut in 2018 and compete for rookie of the year honors. Grubb, 42, led Tony Stewart to the 2011 Cup championship and has posted 23 total victories in the series, which ties him for third among active full-time crew chiefs. He has recorded 18 pole positions, 72 top-five finishes and 132 top-10s in his career atop the pit box. “This is…

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Liberty National To Sponsor Ryan Newman For Select Races In 2018

RCR announced on Wednesday that its No. 31 Chevrolet will carry new colors during the 2018 season with Texas-based Liberty National Life Insurance company agreeing to a partnership with RCR and driver Ryan Newman. Liberty National (#LNLRacing) will be featured as primary sponsor for select races in 2018 with an associate sponsorship all season. “We feel that this partnership is a terrific opportunity for Liberty National to expose its brand and products to millions of NASCAR fans while expanding its footprint,” said Torrey Galida, president of RCR. “We look forward to hosting…

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5 Favorites For Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (8:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN) at Texas

The NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers will race under the lights on Saturday for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (8:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN). The race is the second event of the second round of the playoffs. Currently, eight drivers are still in the hunt for this year’s championship. Right now, Justin Allgaier, William Byron, Elliott Sadler and Brennan Poole hold the top four spots that would advance to the Championship 4 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. But, Matt Tifft, Ryan Reed, Daniel Hemric and Cole Custer are right there vying for those spots…

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5 Storylines For Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (8:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN) at Texas

After a week off last weekend, the NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers get back to action this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway. The race is the second event of the second round, as the series will race every week now from here on out. But, what are the five storylines for this weekend’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (8:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN)? Here are mine. 

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5 Storylines For Friday Night’s JAG Metals 350 (8 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN) at Texas

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers get back to action this weekend following a thrilling race last weekend in Martinsville. Friday night’s JAG Metals 350 (8 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN) will certainly go a long way in determining who will be racing for the championship at Homestead in two weeks. Here are the top storylines for this weekend’s race. 

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5 Favorites For Friday Night’s JAG Metals 350 (8 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN) at Texas

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to the Texas Motor Speedway for the second time of the 2017 season. The annual fall pilgrimage to the 1.5-mile track is always intense. With that being said, who are the favorites for Friday night’s Jag Metals 350 (8 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN)? This list should help. 

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