McMurray Joins Fox Sports As NASCAR Analyst

Veteran NASCAR driver and 2010 DAYTONA 500 champion Jamie McMurray has landed his next full-time ride. McMurray joins FOX Sports for the 2019 season as a NASCAR analyst for NASCAR RACE HUB, the sport’s most-watched daily show, and NASCAR RACEDAY, among other duties. McMurray, who wrapped his 16thMONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES season in the No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet last month, jumps from the race car to FOX NASCAR’s brand-new, state-of-the-art virtual studio in Charlotte. “As FOX Sports built the new virtual studio in Charlotte, we were equally invested…

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Earnhardt Jr. To Drive New Pace Truck For Daytona 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will find himself in a very familiar place at the 2019 Daytona 500: at the front of the pack. Earnhardt Jr., a two-time Daytona 500 winner, will drive the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pace truck to lead the field to green for the 61st running of the ‘Great American Race.’ This is the first time the Daytona 500 will be paced by a pickup truck.“I’ve had a lot of fun and a lot of success at Daytona over the years, and now I can’t wait to get out…

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NASCAR Announces 2019 Start Times

NASCAR officials released start times on Tuesday for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.The most notable shift involves the playoffs opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which will be a nighttime, primetime event next year. The 2019 slate for NASCAR’s top division features few other changes, save for a handful of 30- or 60-minute variations from the previous year’s schedule.“Moving the start time for the September race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is fitting because it will deliver a better experience for our fans attending the race, and…

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JGR Announces Crew Chief Changes Including Chris Gabehart Becoming Denny Hamlin’s New Crew Chief

Joe Gibbs Racing announced some crew chief changes on Thursday. Chris Gabehart will now serve as crew chief on the No. 11 Toyota for Denny Hamlin. Gabehart spent the past three seasons as a crew chief in JGR’s Xfinity Series program, capturing a total of nine wins over that time. Eric Phillips will also make the move from the Xfinity Series to assume the role of car chief with the No. 11 team. He compiled eight wins over three seasons as crew chief on the No. 18 Xfinity Series team.  In…

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Who’s Really Going to Win the 2019 Daytona 500?

A few weeks ago, NASCAR waived the checkered flag on the 2018 season after Joey Logano won the Monster Energy Cup Series championship in Homestead-Miami on November 18th. He outraced Busch, Harvick and Truex to win the first Cup championship of his career. A week later, NASCAR handed out annual awards and celebrated their biggest stars. With this past season’s business all taken care of, we can now turn our attention toward the sport’s biggest race of the year – the Daytona 500 which takes place on Sunday, Feb 17th.

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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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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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