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Author Archives: Joseph Wolkin

Chase Drivers Claw Themselves out of New Hampshire

Chase Drivers Claw Themselves out of New Hampshire

As the Canadian National Anthem was invoked prior to the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire, NASCAR drivers did their best to pretend they were from Canada. The 43 drivers hit the track on an overcast Sunday afternoon, and evidently raced as aggressively as an NHL player fighting during a hockey match. The 300-lap spectacle was incredibly important, as the last race of the opening round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup is a week away. But that just made the 16 ... Read More »

Nationwide Breakdown: VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky

Nationwide Breakdown: VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky

Underdogs have a way of hitting emotions. Brendan Gaughan was the underdog of underdogs on Saturday evening. After Ty Dillon dominated much of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway, multiple late-race cautions gave his Richard Childress Racing teammate the advantage. Gaughan, 39, running his first full year in the NASCAR Nationwide Series since 2010, visited to Victory Lane for the first time on an oval in NASCAR’s second-tier division. Dillon led 156 of the 200 laps, but the driver of the ... Read More »

Nuts for Nationwide: Making the Most of an Opportunity for Justin Boston

Nuts for Nationwide: Making the Most of an Opportunity for Justin Boston

Getting that “big break” into big-time NASCAR racing is arguably tougher than in any other sport. Not only does this happen as a result of a driver’s talent; it also takes the perfect partnership between a team, sponsor and driver to get a deal done. Since making his ARCA Racing Series debut last season, Justin Boston has gained plenty of experience prior to making a jump that will change his life. Earlier this week, Joe Gibbs Racing announced that the 24-year-old ... Read More »

Corey LaJoie to Make Sprint Cup Series Debut at New Hampshire

Corey LaJoie to Make Sprint Cup Series Debut at New Hampshire

Another second-generation racer is going to be making a splash in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Corey LaJoie, 22, is entered to run the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend for his Sprint Cup Series debut. LaJoie will race the No. 77 Ford Fusion for Randy Humphrey Racing. The team started out the year with Dave Blaney behind the wheel, yet he made just four races for the organization. Michigan was the last race that Blaney attempted with the ... Read More »

Nuts for Nationwide: Roush Fenway Racing Looking for Late Momentum

Nuts for Nationwide: Roush Fenway Racing Looking for Late Momentum

It has been a long year for Roush Fenway Racing, and a season full of trials and tribulations for the organization is nearly in the books. However, with eight events left in the 33-race long period, there are still plenty of chances for the Ford team to get a few victories – something that has mostly eluded it in 2014. That’s important, because the team sorely needs it. Each of the team’s three drivers have shown signs of weakness over ... Read More »

Nationwide Breakdown: Virginia529 College Savings 250

Nationwide Breakdown: Virginia529 College Savings 250

No one or nothing could stop Kyle Busch on Friday evening. After multiple races full of disappointment, Busch set sail at Richmond International Raceway for the Virginia529 College Savings 250. Leading each of the 250 laps, he won his 67th career Nationwide Series event. Busch held off Chase Elliott late in the race, but he was no contest for the driver of the No. 54 car. None of the other 39 drivers came close to him throughout the race as ... Read More »

Nuts for Nationwide: To XFINITY and Beyond

Nuts for Nationwide: To XFINITY and Beyond

Say goodbye to the Nationwide Series. Sort of. Nationwide Insurance is departing from its role as the title sponsor of NASCAR’s second-tier division as of Jan. 1, instead shifting funding over to Hendrick Motorsports as a primary sponsor for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in 12 events. But Nationwide’s replacement won’t have funny commercials using Earnhardt and Danica Patrick in the same way. With the arrival of NBC Sports in 2015 in one of the largest television agreement deals in the history ... Read More »

Ryan Ellis to Race for JGL Racing at Richmond with Help from Fraternity

Ryan Ellis to Race for JGL Racing at Richmond with Help from Fraternity

Ryan Ellis will be back in the driver’s seat at Richmond International Raceway with a little help from his brothers. The Virginia native will return to the racetrack with sponsorship from Kappa Sigma Fraternity, a previous partner for the 25-year-old. Ellis will team up with JGL Racing in the No. 93 Dodge. Dave Goulet, who has 36 starts atop the pit box as a crew chief, will lead the team’s effort after recording a top 10 with Mike Wallace at ... Read More »

Nationwide Breakdown: Great Clips 300 at Atlanta

Nationwide Breakdown: Great Clips 300 at Atlanta

JR Motorsports was dominant on Saturday evening at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick piloted the No. 5 Chevrolet to Victory Lane as he set the pace throughout the 300-mile event. Making his 11th NASCAR Nationwide Series start of the year, the 38-year-old won his third race of the season for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s organization. Harvick and his teammate Chase Elliott led every one of the 195 laps at Atlanta in a race that saw just two caution flags. After he ... Read More »

Joey Gase to Make Sprint Cup Series Debut at Chicagoland Speedway

Joey Gase to Make Sprint Cup Series Debut at Chicagoland Speedway

After multiple years in the Nationwide Series, Joey Gase is getting set to make a jump to the big time. The 21-year-old driver plans to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut, racing for Go FAS Racing in the MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on Sept. 14.  “I am very excited and thankful that Archie and the entire team are giving me this opportunity,” Gase said in a statement. “My Nationwide Series career started with Go FAS in 2011 which led to a ... Read More »