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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Camping World To Sponsor The Entire NASCAR Weekend In Chicagoland In July

Chicagoland Speedway announced today that Camping World, the nation’s largest network of RV-centric retail locations, and the Official RV and Outdoor Retailer of NASCAR, will serve as the entitlement sponsor for this year’s ultimate summer NASCAR festival June 28-30. The three NASCAR National Series races at Chicagoland Speedway will officially be known as the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Camping World 225, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Camping World 300 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camping World 400. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the highly respected…

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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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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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