After Best Season In 6 Years, Bowyer Has Low Expectations For How 2019 Will Go

Clint Bowyer has went through it all. From a stable ride with Michael Waltrip Racing, with being a legitimate championship contender with them, to losing his ride in their fallout resulting in hitting rock bottom, Bowyer found his happiness again in 2018. In 2012, Bowyer’s first season at MWR, he won three races, had 10 top five finishes and 23 top 10’s in 36 starts. He finished runner-up in the final standings that season. A year later, he didn’t win, but had 10 more top five finishes and 19 top…

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McMurray To Have AdventHealth Sponsorship For Clash

AdventHealth announced on Wednesday that former Daytona 500 champion Jamie McMurray will run the No. 40 AdventHealth Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, in the 2019 Clash at Daytona. The entry, in conjunction with Spire Motorsports, is the season-opening event of 2019 at Daytona Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth. In addition, AdventHealth and Chip Ganassi Racing also introduce the Human Innovation and Development Lab (HIDL) to focus on unique training to prepare their athletes both mentally and physically. The HIDL will be located at the Chip Ganassi Racing shop in Concord, NC. The HIDL…

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Quin Houff To Drive Half Of The 2019 Season With Spire Team

Spire Motorsports announced on Tuesday that they have found a driver for their No. 77 Chevrolet. Jamie McMurray will pilot their car in the season opening Daytona 500 with a partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing. The car number for that race and that race only will be No. 40. For half of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Quin Houff will drive the normal No. 77 entry. Houff, 21, is a true rookie and has only made 10 career starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. His best finish…

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Youth Movement Vs. Veterans In 2019 Should Be Huge Storyline

Heading into the opening of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, one of the biggest storylines had to have been the youth vs. veteran movement. Last year, was the wave of younger NASCAR drivers replacing the so called veterans of the sport in top rides. For example, out of the Joe Gibbs Racing, Hendrick Motorsports and Team Penske stables, three of the most successful teams in the sport, seven of the 11 rides belonged to drivers under the age of 27. Six of those seven were 25 and…

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McMurray To Run Daytona 500 With Ganassi But With Spire Charter

Jamie McMurray’s advisory role with Chip Ganassi Racing will have to wait until Atlanta to start. On Friday, CGR announced that McMurray will drive the No. 40 Chevrolet for the season opening Daytona 500. McMurray will be making his 17th start in the “Great American Race”, when the Daytona 500 kicks-off the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) regular season on Feb. 17.  McMurray’s Daytona 500 race car will carry sponsorship from several companies that have been integral to his NASCAR career. The No. 40 Chevrolet will feature branding…

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Glen Wood, 93, Co Founder Of Wood Brothers Passes Away

Glen Wood, 93 passed away on Friday morning. It comes a week after another NASCAR organization, Joe Gibbs Racing, lost a key member too. Last week, JGR announced that J.D. Gibbs, son of team owner Joe Gibbs, passed away after a battle with a neurological disorder. On Friday, the Wood Brothers lost one of their co founders. Wood, has battled declining health recently. He originally started off as a driver. Wood, made over 100 career starts in his day. In 1964, he decided to hang up to helmet and focus…

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Can Hendrick Motorsports, Chevy, Get Back On Track In 2019? Why HMS Is An Intriguing Team This Season

The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for Chevrolet was met with high anticipation. They debuted a new car, the Camaro, with hopes of being more competitive. Unfortunately, they had one of their worst seasons in decades. Chevy drivers won just four times last season, half of which on a plate track and road course. Furthermore, one driver won three of those races alone. Now, can they get back on track with a second year with the car and a new rules package? If they’re going to contend, they…

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Can Elliott Put A Full Season Together In 2019 And Give NASCAR What They Need?

It’s no secret, Chase Elliott is the new face of NASCAR. His popularity with the fans has resonated very well. His diecast cars fly off the shelves better than anyone else’s. He’s the new Most Popular Driver. Now, can he help NASCAR finally take a step forward? It seems like NASCAR is more popular for the way they’re trending down than anything else. The main reason, in my opinion, is the lack of star power or household names. NASCAR has always had names like Petty, Earnhardt, Pearson, Waltrip, Yarborough, Jarrett,…

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Will Addition Of Busch Get Chip Ganassi Racing Back On Target In 2019

Chip Ganassi Racing had a struggling year in 2018. Both drivers went winless for the entire campaign and only saw Kyle Larson make it to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Even so, Larson narrowly made it out of the first round of the postseason but was eliminated once again in the Round of 12. Larson, carries with him to 2019 a 46 race winless streak. His last trip to victory lane in the Cup Series was at the 2017 regular season finale at Richmond. At the time, it…

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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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