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Australian-Owned Roo Motorsports Entering NASCAR with Scott Saunders

Australian-Owned Roo Motorsports Entering NASCAR with Scott Saunders

As one Australian leaves the sport of NASCAR, another Australian — or, at least, an Australian venture — is set to join it. Roo Motorsports, a new Australian-based team, plans to join the ranks of NASCAR in the Camping World Truck and Nationwide series. According to WBTV in Charlotte, the team will soon announce that it will formally set up its headquarters in Salisbury, N.C., to field a Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, as well as a car in what will be come ... Read More »

Mike Ford Joins John Wes Townley, Athenian Motorsports as Crew Chief

Mike Ford Joins John Wes Townley, Athenian Motorsports as Crew Chief

John Wes Townley just got himself a new crew chief with quite the resume. It was announced on Monday (Sept. 29) that veteran Mike Ford will take over the crew chief duties at Athenian Motorsports atop the pit box of Townley’s No. 25 Zaxby’s Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The partnership will begin with the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway this weekend. Ford, a 20-year veteran of the sport, has been a staple in the garage area on both ... Read More »

Tires Confiscated After Sprint Cup Race at New Hampshire

Tires Confiscated After Sprint Cup Race at New Hampshire

NASCAR has begun to take random samplings of tires from multiple cars at the end of each race. The tire confiscation was first noted two weeks ago at Chicagoland, the first race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. As first reported by Motorsport.com, the tires of four teams (Nos. 2, 4, 31 and 78) were taken back to the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C., for evaluation. The thought was that these teams may have been bleeding ... Read More »

Sam Hornish, Jr. Among Rumored Replacements for Marcos Ambrose

Sam Hornish, Jr. Among Rumored Replacements for Marcos Ambrose

Could Sam Hornish, Jr. be the next driver behind the wheel of the No. 9 at Richard Petty Motorsports? Recently, the Associated Press covered Hornish and his trip to Kentucky Speedway for the NASCAR Nationwide Series VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300. The 35-year-old three-time IndyCar series champion shared his thoughts on the season, his career, and the future with the AP. Hornish, who once was a full-time driver at the Sprint Cup level, noted that he has looked at other opportunities with teams ... Read More »

NASCAR to Release 2015 Rules Package This Week

NASCAR to Release 2015 Rules Package This Week

Changes are coming to the sport of stock car racing – and don’t expect it to be bigger engines. According to a report by Motorsport.com, the sanctioning body will release the new rules package for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season this Tuesday (Sept. 23). Expected changes in the new rules package include such major items as a reduction to the height of the rear spoiler of the Toyota Camry, Chevy SS and Ford Fusion racecars, as well as ... Read More »

Joey Logano Blows Engine in Chicagoland’s Final Laps

Joey Logano Blows Engine in Chicagoland’s Final Laps

Joey Logano and the No. 22 team gave another meaning to “blowing up” the race when they finished Sunday’s MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. With only six laps to go, a windshield tear-off was trapped on the front grill of Logano’s Ford Fusion, leading to airflow being restricted to the radiator and his race engine basically overheating. “We hit a piece of debris with about five to go… I say ‘piece,’ but it was huge. I think it was a ... Read More »

Tires Reportedly Stolen from Brian Vickers, Ryan Truex Teams

Tires Reportedly Stolen from Brian Vickers, Ryan Truex Teams

It’s a mystery that could go unsolved. This past weekend on Saturday night after the Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, multiple tires were mysteriously swiped from two Sprint Cup teams in the garage area. According to a report by Motorsport.com tires were taken from the No. 55 Toyota of Brian Vickers for Michael Waltrip Racing and from the No. 83 Toyota of Ryan Truex and BK Racing. Tires that were taken from ... Read More »

‘NASCAR America’ Expands to An Hour During Chase

‘NASCAR America’ Expands to An Hour During Chase

The Chase for the Sprint Cup will bring new changes to NBC Sports Network’s NASCAR block. Each Monday during the Chase, the broadcast of NASCAR America, the network’s NASCAR news and commentary TV series, will be aired in a special, expanded 60-minute edition. The expanded show will start with today’s airing (Sept. 8) at 4:30 p.m. ET. In addition to its new coverage as part of the Chase, the network will also debut a special one-hour NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase show highlighting each ... Read More »

Stanley Tools to Leave RPM, Join Edwards at Joe Gibbs Racing

Stanley Tools to Leave RPM, Join Edwards at Joe Gibbs Racing

Richard Petty Motorsports may have to find a new driver in the No. 9 Ford, come 2015 if Marcos Ambrose leaves for Australia. But there’s one thing we now know for sure: no matter who drives their second Sprint Cup car, more sponsorship is needed by February. According to a report from Lee Spencer of Motorsport.com, Stanley Tools announced internally last week that the brand will become a primary sponsor of the No. 19 Toyota Camry of Carl Edwards  in ... Read More »

Jimmy Fennig May Step Down as Roush-Fenway Racing Crew Chief After 2014

Jimmy Fennig May Step Down as Roush-Fenway Racing Crew Chief After 2014

Carl Edwards isn’t the only member of Roush-Fenway Racing and the No. 99 Ford who will leave after the 2014 season. Reportedly, crew chief Jimmy Fennig will also depart from his spot on the top of the pit box at the conclusion of the 2014 season. According to the original report from Fox Sports, the 28-year veteran crew chief will step aside after the end of this NASCAR Sprint Cup season. It is speculated that Fennig would likely assume a ... Read More »