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Race Notes: Darrell Wallace Jr. Joins Roush Fenway
Thursday, 18 Dec, 2014 – 16:11 | No Comment
Race Notes: Darrell Wallace Jr. Joins Roush Fenway

Roush Fenway Racing announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series next season.
The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – where, a year ago, he drove at Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports – including four [...]

Ganassi Pairs Hand With Pruett In Tudor Car
Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2014 – 19:44 | No Comment
Ganassi Pairs Hand With Pruett In Tudor Car

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates closed out a big month of news by announcing Tuesday that Joey Hand will replace Memo Rojas as co-driver of the team’s No. 01 Daytona Prototype car in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship series.
Hand will team with veteran Scott Pruett in the car, which was a multiple-season champion [...]

Health Problems Again Strike Vickers
Monday, 15 Dec, 2014 – 16:20 | No Comment
Health Problems Again Strike Vickers

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers will miss the beginning of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season because of health issues.
Vickers’ body, it was reported Monday, was rejecting the patch inserted to repair a hole in his heart in 2010.
On Saturday, he had surgery to repair the hole in his heart.
“Brian has been a part [...]

NASCAR Honors Touring Series Champs
Sunday, 14 Dec, 2014 – 9:19 | No Comment
NASCAR Honors Touring Series Champs

Drivers who seldom get much national attending were honored Saturday night at the NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions.
“This championship was a dream a few years ago,” said 26-year-old Abraham Calderone of Monterrey, Mexico driver as he accepted the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series title. “It was really hard. But now that it’s real, it’s way [...]

Button, Alonso To Drive For McLaren In 2015
Friday, 12 Dec, 2014 – 12:19 | No Comment
Button, Alonso To Drive For McLaren In 2015

All the conjecture surrounding Jenson Button’s impending exit from McLaren and the FIA Formula One World Championship turned out to be complete rubbish.
Button will contest his sixth season with McLaren in 2015 alongside Fernando Alonso, who rejoins the team after five seasons with Scuderia Ferrari. The pairing of Alonso and Button _ who have won [...]

Notes: IMSA Issues 2015 Rules To Tudor Teams
Thursday, 11 Dec, 2014 – 16:46 | No Comment
Notes: IMSA Issues 2015 Rules To Tudor Teams

The International Motor Sports Association today delivered 2015 sporting regulations and technical regulations to teams entered to participate in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship in 2015.
The Tudor series will kick off its second season of competition at the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 three-day test at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 9-11.
“We requested and [...]

Tires Tested In Charlotte
Wednesday, 10 Dec, 2014 – 20:30 | No Comment
Tires Tested In Charlotte

NASCAR and Goodyear completed a two-day tire test at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday. Four teams participated in the test, which was conducted under the 2015 Sprint Cup rules package.
The four teams and drivers that participated in the test were No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford (Sam Hornish Jr.), No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota [...]

Nemechek Wins Snowball Derby
Monday, 8 Dec, 2014 – 8:58 | No Comment
Nemechek Wins Snowball Derby

John Hunter Nemechek took the lead on lap 286 of the 300-lap 47th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. Sunday and went on to get the victory.
His win came after he finished second in the Snowflake 100 under card event which, because of rain, had finished just hours earlier.
“We definitely had [...]

IndyCar Series To Double Down – Twice – In 2015
Thursday, 4 Dec, 2014 – 10:17 | Comments Off
IndyCar Series To Double Down – Twice – In 2015

Undeterred by massive criticism about Formula One’s decision to offer double championship points in that series’ season-ending race in 2014, INDYCAR announced this week that it is following suit.
In fact, America’s premier open-wheel series announced it was one-upping its European-based counterpart.
When the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook was issued to teams this week, it included [...]

NASCAR Notes: JR Motorsports Adds Teen Rhodes/Team Owner Collects Big Award
Wednesday, 3 Dec, 2014 – 17:13 | Comments Off
NASCAR Notes: JR Motorsports Adds Teen Rhodes/Team Owner Collects Big Award

Notes and quotes Friday from the world of auto racing:
JR Motorsports has added Ben Rhodes, the reigning K&N Pro Series East champion, to its driver lineup. Rhodes will drive in 10 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in the No. 88 Chevrolet in 2015.
The 17-year-old Rhodes joins an all-star lineup of drivers for the No. 88 [...]