Another Step In The Right Direction For NASCAR In Another Move Away From “Pay To Play” Model With DiBenedetto Signing

On Wednesday, Leavine Family Racing announced that they have switched from Chevrolet power to Toyota and have signed Matt DiBenedetto as their driver for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. This is another win for NASCAR. DiBenedetto, is the third driver in less than two weeks to be signed to a Cup Series ride and he didn’t have to bring money to do so. It’s a shift back in the good direction. 

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Ryan Preece’s Decision To Bet On Himself Earns Him A Cup Series Ride With JTG Daugherty Racing For 2019 And Beyond

CONCORD, NC – Two years ago, Ryan Preece had a full time ride in NASCAR. He was driving for JD Motorsports in the NASCAR XFINITY Series on a regular basis. On Friday, he was name as a full time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for JTG Daugherty Racing for 2019 and beyond. On Tuesday, the team announced that current driver AJ Allmendinger wouldn’t be returning next year. This was a rumor that started earlier this season was was since confirmed. One of the names that has been brought…

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No Cup Drivers Now In The XFINITY Series Field, Will Rides That Were Vacated By Them Be Strong This Weekend?

Due to a recent NASCAR rule, for any driver who’s competing for points in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in any given year, they’re not eligible to compete in the final eight NASCAR XFINITY Series races. That means from this weekend’s DC Solar 300 (5 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on, we won’t see the likes of Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Denny Hamlin and others. Despite that, the rides that they normally vacate will still be running. Those rides are going after the owners…

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Bowman Says Taking Leaps Of Faith Risky But Pays Off Big If Done Right

INDIANAPOLIS – With sponsorship dollars being harder and harder to find and quality rides growing increasingly smaller, positioning yourself to get into a ride with one of the top teams within the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is as big as a race as the action on the tracks itself. Do you hop into a ride in the Cup Series just to say your a driver in NASCAR’s premiere division? At the moment, if you have the right amount of funding, there are teams willing to take it and put you…

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Top 5 Replacement Options For JRM In 2019 For Sadler

On Wednesday morning, Elliott Sadler announced his retirement from NASCAR as the 2018 XFINITY Series season will be his 21st and final one in the sport. While his retirement is a bit of shock, him not being in the No. 1 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports next year really isn’t. While Sadler has finished runner-up in each of the last two seasons in the final points standings in this car and is in the hunt to be in the Championship 4 again this year, his sponsor, One Main Financial, is leaving…

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Preece Has Proved Enough, He Deserves Top Cup Ride

Ryan Preece made a difficult decision a little over a year ago. See, Preece had enough funding to drive for another underbudget team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. But, he knew with this new found youth movement in the sport, it would be career suicide. Preece, was 26 years ago and in NASCAR’s terms, getting ready to be over the hill. When all these teenagers are signing manufacturer development deals, he would likely be passed over. So, he needed to do something drastic. He’d bet on himself. 

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Rheem To Sponsor Bell, Preece In XFINITY Series In 2018

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced Thursday that Rheem will sponsor Christopher Bell and Ryan Preece in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2018. Rheem, a 10-year NASCAR sponsor, will have NASCAR’s 2017 Camping World Truck Series Champion Christopher Bell at the wheel for 23 races in JGR’s No. 20 Toyota Camry and breakthrough sensation Ryan Preece in the No. 18 Toyota Camry for 10 races. “We are delighted to partner with Joe Gibbs Racing. Joe Gibbs’ life, business accomplishments and his company’s values fit well with Rheem’s culture of innovation, integrity…

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19 Year Old Cole Custer Wins XFINITY Series Season Finale, 19 Year Old William Byron Wins The Championship

Homestead, Fla – While all the attention was on the Championship 4 drivers this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, rightfully so too. But, two rookies not a part of the final four in their respective series’ won the first two races of the weekend. On Saturday, NASCAR XFINITY Series rookie Cole Custer dominated the Ford EcoBoost 300 en route to a career defining win. Custer, 19, took over the race lead on Lap 3 and would lead most of the way after. Despite losing the lead on two early pit cycles,…

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After Friday’s Final 2 XFINITY Series Practices, It Looks Like The 2017 Champion May Not Have To Win Saturday’s Race

Homestead, Fla – Out of the three NASCAR divisions crowning their season champion this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, the only series that I could see a champion be crowned by not actually win the race was in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series should see the race winner on Friday night be either one of Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, Christopher Bell or Austin Cindric. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale on Sunday should see one of their Championship 4 drivers win too. After all,…

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Ryan Preece’s Risk Of Betting On Himself Works Out, Earns Expanded Role With Joe Gibbs Racing For 2018

The path to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for Ryan Preece is taking an unconventional route. While most drivers spend time in ARCA, then the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to the NASCAR XFINITY Series, then to Cup, Preece tried that path and it was getting him nowhere. In this day and age of racing, it’s a pay to play deal. If you have no funding, you have no car. With politics, money and who you know earning more rides than talent itself, Preece decided to take a different…

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