Spire Sports and Entertainment Purchased Furniture Row’s Charter, To Race Full Time In 2019

We have a new team coming to NASCAR. In some news out of left field, Spire Sports + Entertainment, an agency that has drivers and sponsors as clients, will field a team for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. How big is this? It’s legit. The new team purchased Furniture Row Racing’s charter to field the No. 77 Chevrolet next year. The only things missing now are the sponsor and the driver. The owners are Jeff Dickerson and T.J. Puchyr. In a report from Sports Business Daily, Spire…

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Obaika Racing Back In 2019, Tanner Berryhill To Be Full Time Driver

Obaika Racing announced this past week that Tanner Berryhill will be the full-time driver of the No. 97 Toyota Camry for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season. Berryhill made the announcement live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90) on “Late Shift” with hosts Brad Gillie and Brad Daugherty. Obaika Racing and Berryhill will kick off the 2019 season by making their first attempt at the iconic Daytona 500 on Feb. 17 at Daytona International Speedway.

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McMurray Headed To Advisory Role With CGR, Why Ganassi Values That Role For His Organizations

With the news confirmed on Tuesday that Kurt Busch will be replacing Jamie McMurray with the Chip Ganassi Racing organization in terms of the No. 1 Chevrolet, that seals McMurray’s fate in terms of behind the wheel activity with the team. That’s not a surprise though. This was long rumored and one that McMurray has an offer to race the Clash and the Daytona 500 in February. After that, his new role that was offered to stay with the team was an advisory role. 

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Busch Says Why He Left 4 Car Team For 2 Car Team As Ganassi Says “All That Stuff Is Available” For Busch With IMSA, Indy 500 Opportunities

The long kept secret that Kurt Busch would leave Stewart-Haas Racing for Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season was since confirmed on Tuesday as Busch also brings with him his Monster sponsorship. But, some also wondered why Busch would leave a dominant four car team that put all four drivers into the Round of 8 of this past year’s playoffs for a team that has struggled in recent years.

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Blake Koch To Join JD Motorsports In 2019

With Ross Chastain moving onto Chip Ganassi Racing and Blake Koch needing a ride, the two teamed up for the 2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. Koch, officially signed to drive the No. 4 Chevrolet at JD Motorsports with Gary Keller and help from his company, FilterTime. “It’s hard for me to explain how excited I am to race again and to do it for JD Motorsports. I have seen the progress of this team and have raced against them for many years. Coming off their best season with Ross (Chastain)…

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Kurt Busch Brings Monster Sponsorship To Chip Ganassi Racing, Possibly Ending His Career In 20th Year

Kurt Busch had hoped to announce his new move last week, but waiting a few days didn’t hurt. On Sunday night, the 2004 Cup Series champion announced that after five seasons with Stewart-Haas Racing, that he’d depart for a new endeavor. On Tuesday, Busch’s destination is known. 

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McLaren To Use Chevrolet Power For 103rd Running Of Indianapolis 500 With Alonso

INDIANAPOLIS – In the not so shocking news of the day, McLaren announced on Tuesday morning that they will use Chevrolet power for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. It will be the first time in 47 years that the two sides have partnered. This has been long rumored and the big reason to why McLaren is doing this venture on their own. See, when they came over with Fernando Alonso in 2017, they partnered with Andretti Autosport. While they would have liked to have done so again, the bridge…

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