Jay Fabian Named Cup Series Managing Director

NASCAR has named industry veteran Jay Fabian as its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Managing Director. A respected leader within the garage area, Fabian previously served as the managing director of technical integration at NASCAR, where he oversaw post-race technical inspection at the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C. A consistent presence in all three NASCAR national series garages, Fabian’s versatile career has included roles as an over-the-wall crew member, a crew chief and, now, the managing director of NASCAR’s premier series. “With his vast experience across the…

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After Only Seeing 40 Cars Show Up Last Year, Daytona 500 Could Feature 42 Drivers Next Month

Not long ago, 50+ car and driver combinations showed up to Daytona Beach each February with hopes of making the Daytona 500. With a 43 car field allotted, that meant several would go home. But, over the past few years, we struggled to even fill the field at 43 entrants. A few years ago, the field was shrunk to 40 cars. With 36 charters available now, we didn’t see much past 40 even try to show up and even make an attempt of racing. Last year for example, only had…

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TBR Signs Ryan Truex For Daytona 500 Shot

Ryan Truex will pilot the No. 71 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season opener, DAYTONA 500, at Daytona International Speedway.  Taking after family history, Ryan Truex has ascended to the top of the motorsports ladder in just a few short years competing throughout the top tiers of the sport. Driving for several well-acclaimed teams such as Joe Gibbs Racing, Pastrana Waltrip Racing, BK Racing, Biagi Denbeste Racing and Hattori Racing Enterprises, Truex has made starts in all three top NASCAR series. This will mark Truex’s…

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Alsco Returns To RCR In 2019

Richard Childress Racing has renewed its partnership with Alsco, the premier linen and uniform rental business, into the 2019 NASCAR season. Alsco will serve as an associate partner for the full year on both No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, piloted by Daniel Hemric in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Tyler Reddick in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In addition to an associate partnership, Alsco will serve as the co-primary partner on Hemric’s Camaro ZL1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, in conjunction with Alsco’s and RCR’s shared relationship with uniform…

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Mike Kelley, Drew Blickensderfer Join Front Row Motorsports As Crew Chiefs In 2019

Two veteran crew chiefs will join the growing Front Row Motorsports team for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign. Drew Blickensderfer will lead the No. 34 team with driver Michael McDowell, and Mike Kelley will head up the efforts of the new No. 36 team with rookie driver Matt Tifft. Seth Barbour returns as crew chief of the No. 38 team with driver David Ragan. Blickensderfer joins the No. 34 team from Richard Petty Motorsports where he had served as a crew chief since 2012. He has three…

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Will Unpredictable Upcoming Season Negate What “Big 3” Did Last Year

Other than the four restrictor plate races, I don’t think anyone is going to have any clue on what to expect for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. This is a new chapter of the sport, one with a brand new rules package that has never been run on most of the tracks. So, throw past stats out the window. With that being said, a lot of people think the same suspects will still be the ones to beat. The cream rises to the top right? After all,…

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Can Ford Retain Their 2018 Strength With New Car In 2019? Why I Think So

Last season was supposed to make Ford a lame duck in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. While they won 10 races in 2017, most thought they had a major disadvantage though. With Toyota in year No. 2 with their new Camry and Chevrolet having a brand new car in the Camaro, Ford having the Fusion made little sense. That’s why they’re bringing the Mustang to the Cup level in 2019. Supposed to close the gap right? Well, what if I told you that the Fusion was the superior car…

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Ranking The Cup Series’ New Faces In New Places

We’re a little over a month away from the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season opener in Daytona. As we soon turn our focus to the start of a brand new season, we first have to wonder whom among the drivers changing rides or inheriting new rides will fare against one another? In total, we have nine drivers in new rides for 2019, some of those rookies. With that being said, who will likely fare the best among those nine? 9. Matt Tifft – No. 36 Ford Front Row…

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Ally, Hendrick Reveal Johnson’s New 2019 Paint Scheme

Legendary NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and Ally revealed the new look for the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet this morning, unveiling a blend of Ally’s unique branding along with Johnson’s iconic number and color. “This is an exciting beginning with Ally, and we wanted a car that conveyed that excitement to our fans,” Johnson said this morning after unveiling the new car on Good Morning America. “Personally, I’ve put a ton of time in on this paint scheme to help our team develop the new look.”R In October, Ally, a leading digital financial…

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BJ McLeod To Have 3 Full Time Entries For 2019 XFINITY Series Season

B.J. McLeod (Owner/Driver) and Jessica McLeod (Owner) of BJ McLeod Motorsports (BJMM) are set to start their fourth season as a NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Team in its new state of the art facility in Mooresville, NC. This year, the organization will field three (3) cars with its respected No. 78, No. 8 and No. 99 car numbers.  “After going straight to work the week after Homestead, (Homestead-Miami Speedway, Fla) all in preparation for 2019, we feel like we got a great start for the upcoming season,” said BJ McLeod.…

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