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Nuts for Nationwide: Gearing up for 2015 Changes

Nuts for Nationwide: Gearing up for 2015 Changes

The 2015 season is rapidly approaching, and a new year is often accompanied by changes. Sometimes, enhancements are necessary. Other times, not so much. At the conclusion of this year, NASCAR will have a new title sponsor for their second-tier division with Comcast’s XFINITY product taking over for Nationwide Insurance. But with the change of logos is going to come a new qualifying procedure. This year, the top 30 cars in the season’s owner point standings were locked into each ... Read More »

Nuts for Nationwide: RAB Racing & James Buescher Looking to Get Back to Consistency

Nuts for Nationwide: RAB Racing & James Buescher Looking to Get Back to Consistency

The NASCAR Nationwide Series season is off for two weeks, and it is much-needed for plenty of teams. While gearing up for the final three races of the 2014 season, organizations will have a chance to prepare new things for next year, hoping to get an edge on their competitors. Entering this season, RAB Racing was set to have a breakout performance. But after an impressive season with Alex Bowman behind the wheel for all but one race last year, things ... Read More »

Nuts for Nationwide: Regan Smith’s 2015 Could Be His Most Important Year Yet

Nuts for Nationwide: Regan Smith’s 2015 Could Be His Most Important Year Yet

Silly season might not have been silly enough for Regan Smith. But that’s OK – for now. Smith, 31, just signed a one-year extension with JR Motorsports to drive the No. 7 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series again in 2015. Next year will mark his third consecutive season with the organization after getting the boot with Furniture Row Racing in the Sprint Cup Series when it chose 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kurt Busch to replace him. Returning to ... Read More »

Nuts for Nationwide: Another Earnhardt Starting to Make a Name for Himself

Nuts for Nationwide: Another Earnhardt Starting to Make a Name for Himself

Within the modern era of stock car racing, it takes plenty of money to be successful. Having “Earnhardt” as one’s last name should help that – at least you would think. However, that isn’t always the case. Jeffrey Earnhardt, grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt and son of Kerry Earnhardt, has been trying to make a name for himself over the past few years, despite the fame – or at least recognition – that comes with the family name. Despite ... Read More »

Nuts for Nationwide: Ben Rhodes Could Be Turner Scott’s Next Big Thing

Nuts for Nationwide: Ben Rhodes Could Be Turner Scott’s Next Big Thing

Ben Rhodes is getting ready to move up the ranks. The 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion is likely making the jump to a higher level soon – perhaps to the NASCAR XFINITY Series or the Camping World Truck Series. At 17, he won’t even be approved to race at Daytona in either division since he becomes an 18-year-old on the same day as the inaugural race of the XFINITY Series. So with results similar to 2013 K&N Pro Series ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Nuts for Nationwide: It’s No Longer the Kyle Busch Series

Nuts for Nationwide: It’s No Longer the Kyle Busch Series

The so-called Kyle Busch Show has been rewritten. The 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season has instead been the tale of a rookie named Chase Elliott, with a few chapters on what dominance looks like (in the form of JR Motorsports), along with the fight from the little engines that could in Ty Dillon and Chris Buescher. There has never been a lack of storylines in the Nationwide Series, but the face and picture of the series have taken a vast turn. ... Read More »

Nationwide Breakdown: Food City 300

Nationwide Breakdown: Food City 300

It was another Nationwide Series race at Bristol that featured a late battle between the No. 22 and the No. 54 – only this time, the former bested the latter with someone other than Brad Keselowski behind the wheel. Ryan Blaney aced the final restart of the night with six laps to go, taking the lead from the dominant Kyle Busch. It was the only laps he led all night on the way to his second career Nationwide Series victory ... Read More »