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Ashley McCubbin
A Frontstretch rookie in 2014, Ashley acts as super sub for different columnists while contributing to our free e-newsletter each week as a news reporter. Residing in Canada, she freelances for a number of racing publications, from SpeedwayMedia.com to On Pit Road while covering local short tracks up in Ontario.
Report: Costs Around $1.5 million Per Race Weekend for Four-Car Team

Report: Costs Around $1.5 million Per Race Weekend for Four-Car Team

Late last month, Sports Business Daily writer Tripp Mickle followed Stewart-Haas Racing for the Kentucky Speedway race weekend to determine the cost of being a competitive race team in the Sprint Cup Series. The findings are startling, to say the least. Team expenses including flights, hotels, pit box transport, food, drinks and other expenses total up to $125,181. Competitive expenses such as the racecar, labor, tires, credentials and entry free total up to around $1,434,654. “Over the course of three days ... Read More »

Nationwide Series Sponsors: Larson welcomes Nashville Outlaws; Harvick reunites with Jimmy John’s

Nationwide Series Sponsors: Larson welcomes Nashville Outlaws; Harvick reunites with Jimmy John’s

Chip Ganassi Racing announced Tuesday that a new Big Machine Records album, Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue, will adorn the quarter panels of Kyle Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet for Turner Scott Motorsports in this weekend’s Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The new CD will feature some of country’s biggest stars, such as Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, Justin Moore and Darius Rucker as they perform a slew of Motley Crue tunes. “The car looks really cool, and ... Read More »

Zing Zang Bloody Mary to sponsor Reed Sorenson for Four Races

Zing Zang Bloody Mary to sponsor Reed Sorenson for Four Races

Tommy Baldwin Racing announced on Tuesday that Zing Zang Bloody Mary will be on Reed Sorenson’s No. 36 Chevrolet for first time this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “I am happy that we were able to create this partnership with Zing Zang,” team owner Tommy Baldwin commented. “I believe that it will be good for TBR, as well as the sport, and Zing Zang. We are going to give it our all this weekend at Indy, and hopefully create a ... Read More »

Brian France Comments on RTA, 2015 Schedule

Brian France Comments on RTA, 2015 Schedule

On Monday, Brian France was a guest on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s Sirius Speedway with Dave Moody. On the show, France said that he anticipates small changes to the 2015 Sprint Cup Series schedule when it is released later this year in September. “There’s not going to be a dramatic change but there may be some things that are a little different,” France said. “That’s not unusual. You come back to moving dates around and whatever else, we don’t do a lot of ... Read More »

New Crew Chief for Mason Mingus, Starting With Eldora

New Crew Chief for Mason Mingus, Starting With Eldora

Per his Twitter account, Camping World Truck Series driver Mason Mingus confirmed that Tripp Bruce will be on the pit box for the No. 35 Toyota, beginning at Eldora Speedway this weekend. Up until the announcement, Bruce had been serving as the crew chief for Frank Kimmel in the ARCA Racing Series. WinTron Racing has announced that, essentially, Bruce and Mark Rette will swap spots, with Rette taking over as Kimmel’s crew chief. The news first broke when Mingus retweeted Catchfence.com’s ... Read More »

Ty Dillon To Make Sprint Cup Series Debut At Atlanta Motor Speedway

Ty Dillon To Make Sprint Cup Series Debut At Atlanta Motor Speedway

Per the Motor Racing Network, Ty Dillon is scheduled to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut next month at Atlanta Motor Speedway. MRN stated that they learned the news via Mike Dillon, the vice president of competition at Richard Childress Racing. Mike Dillon told MRN that Dillon will drive the No. 33 car for Circle Sport, which has a technical alliance with RCR. Ty Dillon is scheduled to take part in the Richard Childress Racing test at Atlanta Motor ... Read More »

Chase for the Sprint Cup Drivers to Have Special Paint Schemes During Chase

Chase for the Sprint Cup Drivers to Have Special Paint Schemes During Chase

In order to help the Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers stand out once the postseason begins, NASCAR has announced a series of special elements for their paint schemes throughout the 10-week playoffs. The car of each driver will feature a roof number, front splitter, and windshield header all bright yellow, along with a Chase for the Sprint Cup logo adorned on the front quarter panel. The Chase-centric paint schemes will be on all 16 Chase cars beginning with the first race ... Read More »

Erik Jones and No. 51 KBM Truck Team Penalized Following Iowa Race

Erik Jones and No. 51 KBM Truck Team Penalized Following Iowa Race

NASCAR announced on Tuesday that the No. 51 NASCAR Camping World Truck of Kyle Busch Motorsports has been penalized for a rule infraction that was found during post-race inspection at Iowa Speedway last weekend. NASCAR fined crew chief Eric Phillips $6,000, penalized driver Erik Jones with the loss of 10 points and car owner Kyle Busch with the loss of 10 owner’s points. Phillips has also been placed on NASCAR probation till December 31st. The No. 51 truck was found in violation of ... Read More »

IndyCar Driver Profile: Juan Pablo Montoya

IndyCar Driver Profile: Juan Pablo Montoya

After spending nine years in NASCAR with some success, Juan Pablo Montoya was looking for a change at the pace at the end of the 2013 race season. That change of pace came about when a phone call came from Roger Penske, offering Montoya a ride in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2014 season. Montoya quickly accepted, ready to get back to victory lane. Now 12 races into the season, Montoya has already visited the winner’s circle (Pocono Raceway) and ... Read More »

Kurt Busch And No. 41 SHR Team Penalized Following NSCS Daytona Race

Kurt Busch And No. 41 SHR Team Penalized Following NSCS Daytona Race

NASCAR announced today that the No. 41 NASCAR Sprint Series Cup team of Stewart-Haas Racing has been penalized for a rules infraction that was found during post-race inspection at Daytona International Speedway last weekend. NASCAR fined crew chief Daniel Knost $10,000 and penalized both driver Kurt Busch and car owner Gene Haas with the loss of 10 owner’s points. Per NASCAR, the No. 41 car was found in violation of “sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 20-12 (l) (for events at Daytona International Speedway and ... Read More »