Articles in NASCAR - Nationwide Series
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. is probably still a little young to be considering what will eventually be his legacy in NASCAR. But a big part of it undoubtedly will involve his role as a car owner who was passionate about giving young drivers a chance at stardom.
Earnhardt’s latest pick to drive his [...]
Joe Gibbs Racing announced today that Matt Lucas has been named crew chief for the No. 18 Nationwide Series Toyota team.
Lucas, who has spent the past two seasons as the race engineer for the No. 18 team, replaces Jason Ratcliff, who was named crew chief for JGR’s No. 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team last [...]
Phoenix Racing announced Monday that in addition to running the complete NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule with Kurt Busch, they will field the No. 1 Chevrolet in a limited amount of NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
The first of those races will be in February at Daytona.
The team plans on running all major events and are looking [...]
Joe Gibbs Racing announced today that Mark Martin will drive the Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry in the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Las Vegas in March.
“We’ve always hoped to have the opportunity for Mark to drive for us and to have him behind the wheel of our Interstate Batteries Toyota for the Nationwide race [...]
The economy of racing apparently has claimed another victim as former NASCAR champion Rusty Wallace has decided to temporarily shut down his two-car Nationwide Series team.
A press released stated that, “While the organization’s day-to-day competition activities will temporarily cease, key elements of RWR’s business staff will remain in place to continue development of future opportunities.
JR Motorsports announced Wednesday that Cole Whitt has been tabbed to drive the company’s Nationwide Series No. 88 Chevrolet in 2012.
Whitt, a 20-year-old native of Alpine, Calif., will also compete for Sunoco Rookie-of-the-Year honors. He comes to JR Motorsports from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where he finished ninth in last year’s championship standings [...]
Turner Motorsports, along with Great Clips, Inc., announced Monday that Kasey Kahne will increase his time behind the wheel of the No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet in 2012 to compete in 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series events.
Brad Sweet, who has competed on a limited basis in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the last two [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It wasn’t so much that Tony Stewart won the 2011 Sprint Cup championship which made his season so remarkable. It was how he did it – with a walk-off victory over second-place Carl Edwards in the final race of the year.
For both what and how he won his third [...]
Brendan Gaughan will drive the No. 33 Chevrolet of Richard Childress Racing in 10 races on the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule. Gaughan will also drive in eight races on the 2012 Camping World Truck Series schedule, driving RCR’s No. 2 Chevrolet Silverado.
Gaughan, 36, is the 2002 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Ricky Stenhouse finished second in the Ford 300 season-ending NASCAR Nationwide race Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway and that was plenty good enough to secure him the 2011 series championship.
Had the race gone another lap, he might have capped off his championship-securing run with a race victory.
Instead, Brad Keselowski held Stenhouse [...]