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Corey LaJoie to Run Four Nationwide Series Races for Biagi-DenBenste Racing

Corey LaJoie to Run Four Nationwide Series Races for Biagi-DenBenste Racing

On Tuesday Sept. 30, Richard Petty Motorsports announced a partnership with Biagi-DenBenste Racing that will have Corey LaJoie driving for BDR in four of the last five NASCAR Nationwide Series races. LaJoie, a current RPM development driver, will race this weekend at Kansas Speedway, before running Charlotte Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway. “I have to thank both RPM and Biagi-DenBenste Racing for giving me the opportunity to put four races together in the Nationwide Series,” LaJoie said. “This ... Read More »

Mike Harmon and No. 74 Team Penalized Following 5-Hour Energy 200

Mike Harmon and No. 74 Team Penalized Following 5-Hour Energy 200

NASCAR announced on Tuesday Sept. 30 that the No. 74 team with driver Mike Harmon have been penalized as a result of a rule infraction during practice for the 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway. Crew chief Gary Ritter was fined $10,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until December 31 as a result of a P3 level penalty. Ritter violated sections 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 20A-2.3A (Added car weight, weight not properly attached, or weight ... Read More »

NASCAR Suspends Crew Member for Violating Substance Abuse Policy

NASCAR Suspends Crew Member for Violating Substance Abuse Policy

NASCAR announced on Sept. 30 that William Coralline, a crew member in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been suspended indefinitely  for violating the sanctioning body’s Substance Abuse Policy. Coralline’s violation was found by NASCAR officials on September 24th. At the time the violation was found, Coralline was working as a crew member for the No. 55 team in the Nationwide Series, though he more regularly worked in the Camping World Truck Series. In addition to the violation of the NASCAR Substance ... Read More »

Team Penske and Roush Fenway Racing Test at Texas Motor Speedway

Team Penske and Roush Fenway Racing Test at Texas Motor Speedway

With Texas Motor Speedway being near the bottom of the Sprint Cup Series schedule, there’s no doubt it’ll be a pivotal race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. That’s why on Monday and Tuesday, Team Penske drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski, along with Roush Fenway Racing drivers Carl Edwards, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Greg Biffle were testing in preparation for the AAA Texas 500 on Sunday, Nov. 2. Logano and Keselowski have automatically moved themselves to round two ... Read More »

NASCAR Announces 2015 Competition Package

NASCAR Announces 2015 Competition Package

On Tuesday, NASCAR announced and delivered the finalized 2015 rules packages for all three national series. The package has been in development for more than year, involving many different people within the sport and a series of on-track tests. “This race package represents a lot of hard work by NASCAR, the race teams, the drivers, our manufacturer partners and Goodyear,” Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR senior vice president of innovation and racing development, said. “We’ve remained committed to constantly looking at our ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Five Drivers In Position For First Career Win

Truckin’ Thursdays: Five Drivers In Position For First Career Win

As the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season starts winding down, the pressure for multiple drivers a step behind championship leader Matt Crafton starts heating up. While a select few still have hopes for a title, most are searching for something a bit more basic: a first career victory that assures their place in NASCAR’s hierarchy, at least in the short-term.  For those still nursing a “goose egg” in the win column, their future sponsorship or full-time ride for ... Read More »

Ron Hornaday to Run Las Vegas and Texas for NTS Motorsports

Ron Hornaday to Run Las Vegas and Texas for NTS Motorsports

Ron Hornaday will drive the No. 9 Chevrolet Silverado for NTS Motorsports on September 27th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and October 31st at Texas Motor Speedway with sponsorship from Rheem Manufacturing Company. This will be the first race back for Hornaday since the August 21st race at Bristol following a rift between Turner Scott Motorsports team co-owners Harry Scott and Steve Turner. The ensuing legal battle and dissolving business relationship left Hornaday without a ride the following week and every ... Read More »

Wendell Scott to be honored at Martinsville Speedway by KBM and Front Row Motorsports

Wendell Scott to be honored at Martinsville Speedway by KBM and Front Row Motorsports

As a group announcement, NASCAR, Front Row Motorsports, Kyle Busch Motorsports and Martinsville Speedway announced on Tuesday Sept 16 they will honor Wendell Scott, the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR premier series event, with a series of tributes during the Martinsville race weekend from Oct. 24-26. Front Row Motorsports will feature a full throwback paint scheme on their No. 34 Ford Fusion driven by David Ragan. The paint scheme will be close to the blue No. 34 that Scott ... Read More »

Tony Stewart / Kevin Ward, Jr. Case Headed to Grand Jury

Tony Stewart / Kevin Ward, Jr. Case Headed to Grand Jury

On Tuesday Sept. 16, the Ontario County, NY District Attorney’s Office released a statement with regards to the Kevin Ward, Jr. / Tony Stewart case, stating it will go to a grand jury. “Over the past several weeks I have reviewed with members of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department their investigation, as it progressed, in the Tony Stewart matter,” Michael Tantillo, Ontario County District Attorney, said. “Recently that office concluded its work and forwarded the complete case file to me. Upon ... Read More »

Rheem Motorsports Says Ron Hornaday Had Funding

Rheem Motorsports Says Ron Hornaday Had Funding

In the ongoing saga with Steve Turner, Harry Scott, Jr. and Turner Scott Motorsports, a new twist has been added to the puzzle. TSM announced last week that they had shut down the No. 30 truck team, driven by Ron Hornaday, due to lack of funding. However, Rheem Motorsports Managing Director Ed Raniszeski told Sirius XM Speedway that he was stunned to hear of the team closing.  “I learned about it through the media,” said Raniszeski. “I was dumbfounded, since I had told Turner Scott Motorsports ... Read More »