Now That Busch And SHR Have Signed, How Silly Season Has Shaped Up And What’s Left

The long awaited announcement on what Kurt Busch and Stewart-Haas Racing would do is now over, as the two sides have mutually agreed on a new contract that will keep the reigning Daytona 500 champion with the organization for another season. The move wasn’t surprising though. Busch, was wanting more money as obviously the new deal is less than his previous contract, but he also wasn’t going to leave if he couldn’t find a ride as competitive as the one he was in. With how the chips fell in silly…

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Kurt Busch Wise To Stay With Stewart-Haas Racing, The Reason This Deal Took So Long

On Tuesday, Kurt Busch signed a one-year deal to remain with Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The move wasn’t shocking at all being that Busch has been in the No. 41 Ford for the last four seasons. Really, the only shock to me was that this deal didn’t get done sooner. Back on Aug. 1, SHR informed Busch that they wouldn’t be honoring their option for his contract next season. While it seemed shocking that SHR would let a talented driver like Busch go,…

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Kurt Busch Signs 1 Year Deal To Remain With Stewart Haas Racing

The deal is finally done as Kurt Busch has agreed to a one-year contract with Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Busch, 39, confirmed the move on Wednesday. The Las Vegas native first joined SHR in 2014 as that year really helped his image. After a fall out with Team Penske in 2011, he’d land with Phoenix Racing in 2012. Then, it was onto Furniture Row Racing for the 2013 season. After cleaning up his past, Busch was set to join SHR for 2014. Team…

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Caterpillar Renews Sponsorship With Richard Childress Racing

RCR and Caterpillar Inc. have renewed their overall partnership and sponsorship of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro team, and will use the platform for the introduction of new digital and social content campaigns. The partnership between RCR and Caterpillar began in 2009 and has been highlighted by the Cat Racing program’s consistent activation and engagement with Cat dealers and customers. Since the 2014 debut of driver/crew chief combination of Ryan Newman and Luke Lambert, the team has earned a career-best finish in the Monster Energy…

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Nemechek Lands XFINITY Series Ride With Chip Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Tuesday that they have signed John Hunter Nemechek, a five-time winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and former NASCAR NEXT driver, to pilot the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro in multiple NASCAR XFINITY Series races in 2018. Nemechek, 20, will work with veteran NXS crew chief Mike Shiplett, who has led the team for the last four seasons. Nemechek’s No. 42 Chevrolet will carry primary sponsorship from Fire Alarm Services, Inc. in 2018. Nemechek, began his racing career in quarter midgets at the age…

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NASCAR Updates XFINITY Series Start Times For 2018

NASCAR today released 2018 race start times and network coverage for the NASCAR Xfinity Series, including the season-opener at Daytona on FS1 and the Xfinity Series Championship at Miami on NBCSN. Key time changes include a switch to night racing at Richmond Raceway in April, later start times in the spring for races at Texas Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway and an earlier, 5 p.m. ET start time at Iowa Speedway in June and at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in September. In addition, the fall race at Texas now starts…

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Carlos Cunha Joins Juncos Racing For 2018 Pro Mazda Campaign

INDIANAPOLIS – Juncos Racing announced today Carlos Cunha will join the team for the 2018 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. Carlos Cunha (Campinas, Brazil) joins Juncos Racing after a successful rookie season in the 2017 Pro Mazda Championship. The young Brazilian recorded seven podium finishes and ended the season third in the championship. “It’s great to become a part of Juncos Racing,” said Cunha. “I am really excited to start the 2018 season with Juncos Racing. This fall we did some testing together and from there I was able…

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