Articles in NASCAR - Nationwide Series
Danica Patrick, the 28-year-old racer who transitioned into NASCAR Nationwide Series competition last year with JR Motorsports in the No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, has finalized her 2011 Nationwide Series plans. JR Motorsports general manager Kelley Earnhardt, on behalf of the team and primary sponsor GoDaddy.com, announced those plans today.
Patrick’s tour will closely resemble her [...]
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – Baker Curb Racing, a veteran Nationwide Series team, has suspended operations indefinitely due to lack of funding RacinToday.com has learned.
Team co-owner Gary Baker said the team has not officially folded. He said it will re-open its doors if and when a sponsor is found. However, with the season [...]
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASCAR deserves credit for its reported change that will limit drivers to one championship a season. It is intended to provide some relief for its second-tier Nationwide Series, in which
Nationwide-only teams are gasping for air.
Unfortunately it probably won’t help.
The new rule will prevent big-league Cup drivers from making off with [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
If media reports from this week prove correct, NASCAR will allow drivers to compete for championship points in only one of its major series at a time. The hope, obviously, is that the move will help pump more life into the Nationwide Series. The question is, will that hope be [...]
Racin’ notes for Wednesday, Jan. 12:
Turner Motorsports announced the addition of Mark Martin, to its 2011 driver line-up.
Martin will pilot the No. 32 Dollar General Impala in NASCAR Nationwide Series events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Auto Club Speedway, Michigan International Speedway and Kentucky Speedway with crew chief, Trent Owens, calling the shots. He [...]
If you are reading this, then my big hope for 2011 has been realized. And I sincerely thank you.
RacinToday.com is heading into its third year of publication. I guess the cliched thing to say about that is something like, “Gee, we really didn’t think we would make it through one year.”
But we kind of did. [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
For those who would like to see NASCAR’s Nationwide Series be something more than mostly Cup Lite, there was a bit of encouraging news last week.
Independent Nationwide car owners Robby Benton and Brack Maggard, the guys who pulled off a major upset when they won at Montreal this past season [...]
Joe Gibbs Racing announced that its newest entry into the Nationwide Series which will be driven by Brian Scott, will carry the familiar number 11 and have Kevin Kidd as its crew chief.
In addition, Adam Stevens, who had previously served as the engineer for JGR’s Sprint Cup Series No. 20 Home Depot Toyota, will assume [...]
In 2010, Brad Keselowski and crew chief Paul Wolfe won the Nationwide Series championship for Penske Racing.
Next year, they will attempt to do the same thing in the Sprint Cup Series.
Wolfe has been named crew chief of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team for 2011. Wolfe will continue to work with Keselowski, who will [...]
By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Before carving the turkey, let’s take a moment and reflect on the just-completed NASCAR season:
I’m thankful for Jamie McMurray winning the Daytona 500, just a few months after it appeared he was headed for the unemployment line.
I’m thankful Brad Keselowski wasn’t injured after Carl Edwards decided to retaliate at 190 miles [...]