Todd Gilliland To Drive No. 4 Toyota With KBM For 19 Truck Races In 2018, Details For Entry Confirmed

Kyle Busch Motorsports announced today that Todd Gilliland will drive the No. 4 Tundra in 19 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2018 and vie for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors. The 17-year-old will make his 2018 debut at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway March 24 and then race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway May before running the remainder of the schedule starting at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway May 18 after he becomes eligible to compete on larger tracks when he turns 18 on May 15. David Gilliland, Todd’s…

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Horizon Global Corporation Joins Team Penske With Sponsorship Deal With Keselowski/Pagenaud

Horizon Global Corporation has joined Team Penske with a new multi-year partnership beginning in 2018. Horizon Global towing and trailering brands REESE and Draw-Tite® will serve as primary sponsors for the No. 2 Ford Fusion driven by Brad Keselowski in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) races this season at Martinsville Speedway in March and Richmond Raceway in September.  The No. 2 Ford will also carry the REESE branding as an associate sponsor throughout the 2018 MENCS season. Horizon Global will also serve as a full-season associate sponsor on the No.…

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DC Solar Expands Sponsorship With Chip Ganassi Racing For 2018

After partnering with Chip Ganassi Racing for three seasons in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, DC Solar is moving to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the 2018 season as a primary partner with both Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray. Wasting no time getting on track with Larson, the No. 42 Camaro will feature DC Solar as the primary partner for ‘The Clash at Daytona’, the season opening non-points race. It’s not the first time DC Solar and Larson have been together. DC Solar and Larson previously joined forces in 2016…

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New Security Robot Coming to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

“Start your engines” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) now extends to its automated, driverless security robot, the Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV). Named the Official Security Robot of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV provides an added layer of safety and security protection for what is known as the highest capacity sports venue in the world. “Technological innovation is in our DNA,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “Dating back to the very first Indy 500 where the rearview mirror was pioneered, IMS values, invests, and nurtures…

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Jay Frye Lays Out Details Of 5 Year Plan, Shows To Be Best Leader For Series In a Long Time

INDIANAPOLIS – What I’m saying here isn’t new. I’ve been banging the Jay Frye is the best thing to happen to INDYCAR drum since he was hired in 2013. His background and leadership skills have been among the biggest factors to why the series is growing the way it is. An example, Mark Miles said today in Detroit that the fan base has risen 38-percent over the last few years. Also, attendance is up at almost every track. Indianapolis is seeing 400,000 spectators walk through the gates of 16th and Georgetown…

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Newgarden Says Driving The No. 1 Adds Bit More Pressure, But With Penske There’s Always Pressure

INDIANAPOLIS – We always knew that one day Josef Newgarden would be a Verizon IndyCar Series champion. What we didn’t know, was when? We finally found out last September of the “when” factor as the talented American driver was crowned the season champion at Sonoma. Newgarden, 27, was in just his sixth full time season in the series, but his first with Team Penske. His first five years were with Sarah Fisher and/or Ed Carpenter Racing. He had three wins in 83 career starts with SFHR and ECR. In just 17…

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Newgarden Goes Into Depth On How New 2018 INDYCAR Will Improve Racing, Says Battle Between Engines, Not Aero

INDIANAPOLIS – The Verizon IndyCar Series is debuting a new car for the 2018 season. On Tuesday, the series officially unveiled the car to the media and public in Detroit. We have all seen the designs, some testing footage and some feedback, but defending series champion Josef Newgarden went into great detail on how this new car will race and what fans can expect from it. “For us, this is called the universal aero kit, so it’s a new era for us,” Newgarden said on the new car. “This kit is…

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