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Change of Scene May Be Just What Suarez Needs
Wednesday, 9 Jan, 2019 – 5:10 | Comments Off on Change of Scene May Be Just What Suarez Needs
Change of Scene May Be Just What Suarez Needs

Daniel Suarez has new life in the NASCAR Cup Series. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Ashley R Dickerson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

No one need ever question Daniel Suarez’s adaptability.

In 10 years, the Monterrey, Mexico native has competed in ARCA and NASCAR’s Mexico, K&N, truck, Xfinity and Cup series. He won the 2016 Xfinity Series championship […]

Vette Vets Ready To Roll At The Rolex 24
Saturday, 5 Jan, 2019 – 9:29 | Comments Off on Vette Vets Ready To Roll At The Rolex 24
Vette Vets Ready To Roll At The Rolex 24

Drivers Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia are set to take a shot at winning at third Rolex 24. (Richard Prince/Chevrolet file photo).

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Two-time/reigning GTLM Driver Champions Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen headline Corvette Racing’s lineup for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule.

IMSA’s landmark 50th season will open with the 57th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona, […]

Barrichello To Do Rolex
Tuesday, 11 Dec, 2018 – 10:27 | Comments Off on Barrichello To Do Rolex
Barrichello To Do Rolex

Rubens Barrichello will drive in the Rolex 24 in 2019.

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello has joined JDC-Miller MotorSports’ revised and renumbered two-car lineup for the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 2019 season-opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The twice-around-the clock endurance classic is scheduled for Jan. 26-27 on Daytona […]

Nemechek On The Move
Sunday, 9 Dec, 2018 – 19:08 | Comments Off on Nemechek On The Move
Nemechek On The Move

John Hunter Nemechek is headed to a new team in 2019. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

John Hunter Nemechek has joined GMS Racing and team-owner Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. for the full 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season in a bid for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.

Nemechek, of Mooresville, N.C., ran […]

Kurt Busch Joins Ganassi Racing
Tuesday, 4 Dec, 2018 – 15:13 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Joins Ganassi Racing
Kurt Busch Joins Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi Racing announced Tuesday that it has hired 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kurt Busch to drive its No. 1 Camaro in 2019.
Busch, who has driven for Stewart-Haas Racing the past several years, will take the place of Jamie McMurray in the No. 1 car.
“I am tremendously proud to be joining Chip Ganassi Racing […]

Hopes High For Jim France’s NASCAR
Monday, 19 Nov, 2018 – 8:17 | Comments Off on Hopes High For Jim France’s NASCAR
Hopes High For Jim France’s NASCAR

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Any question as to who was now overseeing NASCAR was quickly addressed by NASCAR President Steve Phelps Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway during a lengthy press conference regarding the state of the sport.  
“Our chairman and CEO is Jim France,” Phelps said. “For those of you who have gone to all of the […]

Reddick Gives Earnhardt Another Xfinity Series Championship
Sunday, 18 Nov, 2018 – 16:27 | Comments Off on Reddick Gives Earnhardt Another Xfinity Series Championship
Reddick Gives Earnhardt Another Xfinity Series Championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – JR Motorsports has a knack for transforming young rookie drivers into NASCAR Xfinity Series champions. Anyone who doubts it need only look at Tyler Reddick, William Byron and Chase Elliott.
All three earned their Xfinity Series titles with the Mooresville, N.C.-based team as rookies. Reddick, who shunned the underdog label during this year’s […]

Makers Predict Hybrids In NASCAR Future
Saturday, 17 Nov, 2018 – 17:48 | Comments Off on Makers Predict Hybrids In NASCAR Future
Makers Predict Hybrids In NASCAR Future

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – With hybrid passenger cars becoming more popular, executives with the three automotive manufacturers involved in NASCAR said Saturday they envisioned a hybrid-style engine eventually being used in the sport.
However, they admitted they didn’t know when that day would arrive since racing, like the automobile business, was a long-lead business.
“You’ve got […]

FRR’s Shut Down Won’t Slow Garone
Saturday, 17 Nov, 2018 – 8:33 | Comments Off on FRR’s Shut Down Won’t Slow Garone
FRR’s Shut Down Won’t Slow Garone

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Ever since Furniture Row Racing made its debut in 2005 Joe Garone has been by owner Barney Visser’s side, but now the organization’s president has to find a new job due to the team’s closing.
A mainstay in racing for more than two decades, Garone said Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway that he’s not […]

Pro Stock Becomes A Gray Area
Sunday, 11 Nov, 2018 – 9:31 | Comments Off on Pro Stock Becomes A Gray Area
Pro Stock Becomes A Gray Area

Teen-ager Tanner Gray became the youngest professional class champion in NHRA history Saturday when he qualified in the top half of the Pro Stock ladder for the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona.
At 19 years and 6 months, Gray qualified sixth in the 16-car field and will close-out the drag racing portion of […]