Chad Knaus, Jimmie Johnson To Split Following 2018 Season

Hendrick Motorsports has named new crew chiefs for the organization’s Nos. 24 and 48 NASCAR Cup Series teams, effective at the conclusion of the 2018 racing season. The assignments represent new roles for veterans Chad Knaus and Darian Grubb, along with the return to Hendrick Motorsports of Kevin Meendering. The responsibilities for 2019 include:

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Alabama Native Enfinger Eyeing Playoff Points And Helping Teammates On Saturday

Out of the 32 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starters for Saturday’s Fr8Auctions 250 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), only two of them can race in this weekend’s first round cutoff race at the Talladega Superspeedway with no pressure. Those two drivers are Justin Haley and Grant Enfinger. The reason for that is because both have won the first two races race of the opening round of the 2018 playoffs. By virtue of those victories, they’re automatically into the second round of the playoffs. 

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Gragson “Big Picture Racing” Saturday In Talladega

Right now, Noah Gragson is in a good position to advance to the second round of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs. The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver is 23 points to the good heading to the cutoff race of the first round this weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway. Despite that, Gragson knows that no advantage is too safe heading into a track like Talladega and that he just needs to not jeopardize everything he’s built up until this point in Saturday’s Fr8Auction 250 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). “Talladega…

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David Gilliland To Race Against His Son Todd Also His Own Team Saturday In Talladega

It will be a family affair this weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway. The Gilliland’s will make up two of the 32 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starters for Saturday’s Fr8Auctions 250 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). This won’t be the first time that the father-son combo have raced against each other, it will be the third. But, it will be the first time the duo have ran against each other on a superspeedway. See, David Gilliland ran the season opener at Daytona back in February because his son Todd Gilliland…

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NASCAR Silly Season On Cup Level Close To Being Wrapped Up

Another seat in the game of musical chairs has been taken away. The long rumored ride with Leavine Family Racing has been filled. While it initially appeared that Daniel Suarez would be filling the seat in the No. 95 entry, the team did end up switching to Toyota power but signed Matt DiBenedetto instead. With the recent signings of Daniel Hemric to replace Ryan Newman with RCR, Newman to replace Trevor Bayne with RFR and Ryan Preece to replace AJ Allmendinger with JTG Daugherty Racing, most of the rides are…

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Another Step In The Right Direction For NASCAR In Another Move Away From “Pay To Play” Model With DiBenedetto Signing

On Wednesday, Leavine Family Racing announced that they have switched from Chevrolet power to Toyota and have signed Matt DiBenedetto as their driver for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. This is another win for NASCAR. DiBenedetto, is the third driver in less than two weeks to be signed to a Cup Series ride and he didn’t have to bring money to do so. It’s a shift back in the good direction. 

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Leavine Family Racing Makes Perfect Move At Perfect Time, Now Pressure Is On Them And DiBenedetto To Perform

Earlier this season, Leavine Family Racing made the decision to end their alliance with Richard Childress Racing for 2019 and beyond. The move was made in order to analyse which manufacturer would give them their best shot at being a more competitive team. From 2011 through 2015, they were with Ford. In 75 races with them, they had just two top five finishes. They also failed to qualify for a race 13 times. In 2016, they switched to Chevrolet power and attempted to qualify for all 36 races of the…

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LFR Officially Switches From Chevrolet To Toyota, Signs Matt DiBenedetto For 2019 Cup Series Season

One day after Kasey Kahne announced that he would start his retirement early, Leavine Family Racing announced what their 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series plans will be at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. On Wednesday afternoon, LFR announced that they not only will switch from Chevrolet power to Toyota in 2019, but they have also signed Matt DiBenedetto to drive the No. 95 Toyota next season as well. On top of all of that, in part of the new deal with Toyota, LFR will enter into a technical alliance with…

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