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Mason Mitchell Will Make NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut at Homestead
November 5th, 2014 at 9:28 PM
Mason Mitchell, the 2014 ARCA Racing Series champion, will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in the season-finale Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday, November 14. He will pilot the No. 48 Mason Mitchell Motorsports Ford F-150 with sponsorship coming from New England Energy Management and...

Four Crew Members and Two Crew Chiefs of Hendrick Motorsports Penalized Following Sunday’s Fight
November 5th, 2014 at 1:45 AM
NASCAR handed out penalties on Tuesday to crew members that threw punches during the melee on pit road following Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The scrum ignited after Kevin Harvick shoved Brad Keselowski toward Jeff Gordon. ***PHOTO1*** On the second-to-last restart, Brad Keselowski made contact into Jeff Gordon and...

Richard Childress Racing Announces Brandon Jones Will Drive Partial NASCAR XFINITY Series Schedule in 2015
November 3rd, 2014 at 9:43 PM
On Monday, Richard Childress Racing announced that Brandon Jones will drive a partial schedule for the team in the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series. He will pilot the No. 33 Chevrolet on a part-time basis. ***PHOTO1*** Jones, who does not turn 18 until February 18th, is also expected to run a limited schedule...

Elliott Sadler and OneMain Financial Sign with Roush Fenway Racing for 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series
October 31st, 2014 at 9:23 PM
OneMain Financial and Roush Fenway Racing announced on Thursday that Elliott Sadler will drive the No. 1 OneMain Financial Ford in the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. Sadler is a 10-time winner in what is currently the NASCAR Nationwide Series. ***PHOTO1*** In 2013 and 2014, Sadler has driven the No. 11 OneMain...

Mackena Bell Set for Nationwide Debut; Alex Bowman and Scott Lagasse Jr Pick up Rides
October 30th, 2014 at 1:15 AM
News was breaking on Wednesday in the NASCAR Nationwide Series on many fronts. Mackena Bell is set to make her NASCAR national series debut and Alex Bowman and Scott Lagasse Jr have picked up rides with big time Nationwide Series teams to close out the 2014 season. ***PHOTO1*** Mackena Bell, a 24-year-old...

Brendan Gaughan Will Return to Richard Childress Racing for 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series
October 24th, 2014 at 12:53 AM
Richard Childress Racing announced on Thursday that Brendan Gaughan will return to the team driving the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The 39-year-old veteran NASCAR driver is wrapping up his first full season with RCR in what is currently called the NASCAR...

NASCAR Announces 2015 Changes for the NASCAR XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series
October 22nd, 2014 at 11:24 PM
On Wednesday, NASCAR announced some changes that will take affect in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (now Nationwide Series) and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starting with the 2015 season. ***PHOTO1*** Both series will use a qualifying format similar to the one used in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series currently. The Truck...

NASCAR Does not Penalize Ryan Newman’s Team Following Talladega Inspection Process
October 22nd, 2014 at 1:43 AM
Shortly after the conclusion of the GEICO 500 on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, news broke that Ryan Newman's No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet failed post-race inspection for being too low in the rear. Newman had finished fifth in the final race of the Contender Round of the Chase for...

Kyle Fowler to Make NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Debut This Weekend at Martinsville Speedway
October 21st, 2014 at 12:43 AM
GO FAS Racing has entered 22-year-old Kyle Fowler as the driver of the Frank Stoddard Jr owned No. 32 Ford for this coming weekend's Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinville Speedway. With only 43 cars on the initial entry list the Smyrna, Georgia native looks poised to make his...

NASCAR Penalizes Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart, but not Matt Kenseth or Denny Hamlin
October 15th, 2014 at 10:39 PM
On Tuesday, NASCAR handed down two penalties stemming from post race altercations from Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Drivers Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart were both fined and placed on probation for their actions. ***PHOTO1*** Keselowski was fined $50,000 and placed on probation for the next four...

Ryan Reed Extended at Roush Fenway Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series
October 9th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
On Wednesday Roush Fenway Racing announced that they have resigned Ryan Reed to a multi-year deal to drive the No. 16 Drive to Stop Diabetes Ford in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. During the 2014 season, which has been Reed's rookie campaign in the Nationwide Series, the 21-year-old from Bakersfield, California...

Sam Hornish Jr Returning to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015 with Richard Petty Motorsports
October 8th, 2014 at 11:25 PM
On Wednesday Sam Hornish Jr was announced as the full-time driver of Richard Petty Motorsports' No. 9 Ford for the 2015 season. He will replace Marcos Ambrose who is leaving NASCAR to return to Australia to continue his racing career. ***PHOTO1*** Richard Petty Motorsports Director of Operations Sammy Johns said the deal...

Trevor Bayne to Attempt First NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Start in Roush Fenway Racing’s 6 Car
October 7th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Trevor Bayne is moving full time to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015 and will pilot the No. 6 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing. We knew that back in May. However, the 23-year-old Bayne will drive his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race for Roush Fenway Racing in Saturday...

Regan Smith Staying with JR Motorsports for 2015 Season
October 2nd, 2014 at 10:30 AM
On Wednesday Dale Earnhardt Jr and Regan Smith took to Twitter to announce that Smith would remain at JR Motorsports in the newly named NASCAR Xfinity Series for the 2015 season. Smith will remain in the No. 7 Chevrolet after being a title contender in the NASCAR Nationwide Series the...

Corey LaJoie Will Drive Four of Final Five NASCAR Nationwide Series Races This Season
October 1st, 2014 at 8:51 PM
On Tuesday Richard Petty Motorsports and Biagi-DenBeste Racing reached an agreement to field the No. 98 Ford for Corey LaJoie in four of the final five NASCAR Nationwide Series races on the 2014 schedule. The first race is Saturday at Kansas Speedway. ***PHOTO1*** The other three races will also be at 1.5...

Ryan Truex’s Future Uncertain After Parting Ways with BK Racing
September 26th, 2014 at 12:08 AM
Ryan Truex was replaced on the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway entry list by Travis Kvapil. It is the second straight week that Kvapil has replaced the 22-year-old rookie in the No. 83 Toyota for BK Racing. On Thursday Truex spoke about parting ways with BK Racing. ***PHOTO1*** Truex, the younger...

NASCAR’s New Sprint Cup Series Rules Package Could Hurt Nationwide Series
September 25th, 2014 at 3:57 PM
On Tuesday NASCAR officially announced a new rules package that will be in effect for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Included in those rules were a lot of rules that have made the Sprint Cup Series come closer to the NASCAR Nationwide Series. ***PHOTO1*** One major change to the NASCAR...

Grand Jury Rules No Charges Against Tony Stewart in the Death of Kevin Ward Jr
September 24th, 2014 at 9:04 PM
On Wednesday an Ontario County, New York grand jury ruled that there will be no criminal charges against NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart. The grand jury heard two dozen witnesses over the better part of two days with the two charges considered being second degree manslaughter and criminally...

NASCAR Announces New Rules Package for 2015 Sprint Cup Series Season
September 23rd, 2014 at 10:50 PM
NASCAR announced Tuesday afternoon a complete overhaul of the rules package for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. All together NASCAR made nearly 60 enhancements for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. ***PHOTO1*** "This race package represents a lot of hard work by NASCAR, the race teams, the drivers, our...

Mason Mingus Will Drive Final Six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Races with Billy Boat Motorsports
September 18th, 2014 at 10:42 PM
Billy Boat Motorsports announced Thursday that they will field a truck in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the final six races of the 2014 season and that 19-year-old Truck Series rookie Mason Mingus will pilot the truck. The first race for the team will be next Saturday, September...