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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 »

Tweaker Energy Shots to Sponsor Mike Bliss at Chicagoland

Tweaker Energy Shots to Sponsor Mike Bliss at Chicagoland

TriStar Motorsports announced that Tweaker Energy Shots will sponsor Mike Bliss‘ No. 19 Camry in this weekend’s NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Chicagoland Speedway. It marks the second time this season that Tweaker Energy Shots has sponsored Bliss. “I’m looking forward to having Tweaker back on board this weekend in Chicago,” Bliss said. ” I hope we can earn a great finish and help to continue a successful partnership between Tweaker and Circle K.” In the 25 races so far this ... Read More »

Parker Kligerman to Test Indy Lights for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Parker Kligerman to Test Indy Lights for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Parker Kligerman had his sets sight of running the full Sprint Cup Series schedule this season, however he was left without a ride eight races into the season when funds dried up and his team shut its doors. Since then, Kligerman has been searching for a ride, eventually that search leading him to open-wheel. On Tuesday, he announced that he will test an Indy Lights car for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports during the Mazda Road to Indy “Chris Griffis Memorial Test” this ... Read More »

Stewart-Haas Racing Swaps No. 4 and No. 14 Pit Crews

Stewart-Haas Racing Swaps No. 4 and No. 14 Pit Crews

For most of the season, Kevin Harvick often lost spots on pit road and was forced to gain them back on track. Following the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway two weeks ago, Harvick criticized his pit crew after they lost the race off pit road each time to either Joe Gibbs Racing’s Matt Kenseth or Denny Hamlin. Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Tuesday that it has swapped the Nos. 4 and 14 pit crews, effective immediately, beginning with the first race of the ... Read More »

Clay Rogers and Beard Motorsports Looking to Debut at Richmond

Clay Rogers and Beard Motorsports Looking to Debut at Richmond

Beard Motorsports announced Tuesday on Facebook that they will attempt to qualify for their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this weekend at Richmond International Speedway. Fielding the No. 75 Chevrolet, they will have Clay Rogers behind the wheel as he hopes to make his Sprint Cup Series debut. Rogers was set for his debut earlier this year for New Hampshire, however the team withdrew before the weekend. “[Team owner Mark Beard] always wanted to compete in the Cup Series, and ... Read More »

Friedman Law Firm to Sponsor Joe Nemechek at Richmond

Friedman Law Firm to Sponsor Joe Nemechek at Richmond

Jay Robinson Racing announced on Tuesday that Joe Nemchek‘s No. 66 will have sponsorship from the Richmond-based Friedman Law Firm in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. “Friedman Law Firm is built on passion and competitiveness,” company founder Rick Friedman said. “It’s part of who we are as a firm. We are thrilled to partner with IVR and Joe Nemechek for the Sprint Cup Series race at RIR. Many of our current and potential clients are ... Read More »