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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 »

Turner Scott Motorsports Shuts Down No. 30 Team

Turner Scott Motorsports Shuts Down No. 30 Team

Turner Scott Motorsports announced Tuesday that it has officially shut down the operations of its No. 30 Camping World Truck Series team. As a result, 18 employees were laid off. Driver Ron Hornaday, Jr., who was fourth in points entering the series’ race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park last week, is also without a ride. “The decision to lay off any employee is painful and we realize the affects it has on their lives,” co-owner Harry Scott, Jr. said in a statement. ... Read More »

Report: Tony Stewart to sit out Bristol; Jeff Burton in for second straight weekend

Report: Tony Stewart to sit out Bristol; Jeff Burton in for second straight weekend

According to Sirius XM NASCAR Radio’s Dave Moody, Tony Stewart will miss his third straight Sprint Cup Series race in a row following the August 9th tragedy at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park that resulted in the death of 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Jr.    Hearing @JeffBurton will be back aboard the #14 @StewartHaasRcng Chevrolet this weekend @BMSupdates in place of @TonyStewart — Dave Moody (@DGodfatherMoody) August 19, 2014   Moody added on SiriusXM Speedway with Dave Moody on SiriusXM Radio today that fans should ... Read More »

Michigan TV Ratings Up Over Last Year

Michigan TV Ratings Up Over Last Year

On Tuesday, ESPN released the official rating and viewership numbers for their coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. The Pure Michigan 400 earned a 3.2 U.S. household rating, averaging 5,150,000 viewers. These numbers are up from last year’s race, which earned a 3.0 rating and averaged 4,585,000 viewers. Greenville, South Carolina was the highest-rated market with a 10.4 rating, followed by Indianapolis (8.7), Greensboro (8.6), Charlotte (7.2) and Birmingham (6.9). The Nationwide Series Nationwide Children’s ... Read More »

Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing Partner With World Vision for Two Races

Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing Partner With World Vision for Two Races

Martin Truex Jr.’s car will feature a crystal clear paint scheme …. regarding water, that is. Truex will have World Vision on his car for the next two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Bristol and Atlanta, respectively. The paint scheme will feature the white and orange colors touted by World Vision as well as a “text to give clean water” message. “As a driver, staying hydrated is a top priority, but I’m blessed to never have to think about ... Read More »

Ray Courtemanche Jr. to Run NCWTS Race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

Ray Courtemanche Jr. to Run NCWTS Race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

La Cite de Mirabel Inc. officially announced today that Ryan Courtemanche, Jr. will drive the No. 07 truck for SS Green Light Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Courtemanche. Jr. will have sponsorship backing from La Cite de Mirabel. Courtemanche, Jr. tested a truck earlier this month at the Virginia International Raceway road course to get used to driving the more powerful vehicle. “The first thing that hits you is the extra ... Read More »

Jonah Mullins to Ride with Ryan Reed This Weekend at Bristol

Jonah Mullins to Ride with Ryan Reed This Weekend at Bristol

Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes announced on Tuesday that Jonah Mullins will be riding along with Ryan Reed for this weekend’s Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway as part of the ‘Riding with Ryan’ program. Mullins will have his name featured above the passenger side door on Reed’s No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang. “Bristol is a tough track, so it’s fitting that the Drive to Stop Diabetes ... Read More »

Jimmie Johnson to Bring Back “My Boy Blue” Scheme

Jimmie Johnson to Bring Back “My Boy Blue” Scheme

Since posting his third victory of the season at Michigan in June, Jimmie Johnson hasn’t been posting the finishes that fans are accustomed to seeing for Johnson, Chad Knaus and the No. 48 Lowe’s team. In the eight races that have followed since the victory, Johnson has only three top-10s and three finishes of 39th or worse. It’s no surprise that he is looking for a way to change his luck, and that begins this weekend with a change in ... Read More »

Carl Edwards to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015, Daniel Suarez Full-Time in Nationwide Series

Carl Edwards to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015, Daniel Suarez Full-Time in Nationwide Series

After months of speculation, the biggest Silly Season move in NASCAR this season is finally official. Joe Gibbs Racing announced Tuesday morning that Carl Edwards will be joining the organization in 2015, driving the No. 19 Toyota. “It’s a thrill to have Carl here,” team owner Joe Gibbs said in a press conference welcoming Edwards to the program. “I know we have a lot of racing left this year in these four racing for the championship. I think we have reached ... Read More »