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New Look for Toyota Camry Taking Shape for 2015

New Look for Toyota Camry Taking Shape for 2015

It appears that Carl Edwards won’t be the only new face for Toyota in 2015. Well before the debut of the 2015 Toyota Camry production car at the New York Auto Show in April, Toyota Racing Development was full steam ahead in development of a vehicle for competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next season. Toyota had surrendered its first rendering on the 2015 car to NASCAR earlier this month but was returned for further development. “We had a ... Read More »

Mike Wheeler to be Interim Crew Chief for Denny Hamlin in Darian Grubb’s Absence

Mike Wheeler to be Interim Crew Chief for Denny Hamlin in Darian Grubb’s Absence

Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Thursday that Mike Wheeler, the lead engineer on the No. 11 Toyota driven by Denny Hamlin, will fill in for a suspended Darian Grubb as crew chief for the next six Sprint Cup Series races starting this weekend at Pocono Raceway. It was announced on Tuesday that Grubb and car chief Wesley Sherrill would be suspended for the next six Sprint Cup Series races after Hamlin’s No. 11 car failed post race inspection after last ... Read More »

Mark Martin Returning to Roush Fenway Racing as Driver Development Coach

Mark Martin Returning to Roush Fenway Racing as Driver Development Coach

For 19 years, Roush Fenway Racing was the only place Mark Martin called home. From 1988 to 2006, Martin won 83 races across NASCAR’s top three National Series and finished runner-up in the Sprint Cup Series points standings on four different occasions (1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002) while being a big part of helping Roush Fenway Racing become one of the premier teams in NASCAR. Martin, who has been with several organizations in driving roles since such as Dale Earnhardt, Inc, Hendrick ... Read More »

Hamilton Confident in Future Despite Vettel Rumors

Hamilton Confident in Future Despite Vettel Rumors

2008 Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton insists that his long term future with Mercedes is not in doubt, despite increasing speculation linking four time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel to the team. Red Bull’s lead motorsport advisor Helmut Marko has suggested that Mercedes has started to ramp up their efforts to try to lure Vettel for 2016, after Hamilton’s current deal expires. Although Hamilton knows the speculations are beginning to run rampant, he remains confident that will be at Mercedes ... Read More »

Ambrose, Penske V8 Supercar Deal Close

Ambrose, Penske V8 Supercar Deal Close

From all appearances over the last couple of weeks, it was starting to look certain that Marcos Ambrose would return to Richard Petty Motorsports and the No. 9 Ford Fusion in 2015. However, a report surfaced on Thursday that Ambrose would be leaving NASCAR at the end of this season and returning to his native Australia. According to the Brisbane Courier – Mail, Ambrose, a two time Supercars champion would drive for a team co-owned by legendary IndyCar and NASCAR ... Read More »

Jeremy Clements Racing Announces New Crowd Funding Campaign

Jeremy Clements Racing Announces New Crowd Funding Campaign

Jeremy Clements Racing announced on Thursday the launch of  “Help Jeremy Clements Achieve Greatness,” an Indiegogo campaign to help support Clements’ efforts in the Nationwide Series. For Jeremy Clements Racing, underfunded is the norm as they battle to remain competitive against the elite teams in the Nationwide Series. However despite having about 80% less funding than the bigger teams, Clements has enjoyed great success in 2014 by recording two top-10 finishes, highlighted by a sixth-place run at Road America in June. ... Read More »

Changes and Notes for 1-800-Car-Cash Mudsummer Classic This Wednesday Night

Changes and Notes for 1-800-Car-Cash Mudsummer Classic This Wednesday Night

John Hunter Nemechek confirmed to Frontstretch.com via Twitter on Monday, the 17 year-old driver will have sponsorship from the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas on his No. 8 Toyota Tundra for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on dirt at Eldora Speedway this Wednesday night. Nemechek is currently 24th in the points standings through just four Truck Series starts this season where he has posted two top-ten finishes. Also, via Twitter on Monday, Ryan Ellis ... Read More »

Danica Patrick and Tony Stewart Team Up in New Go Daddy Ad Campaign

Danica Patrick and Tony Stewart Team Up in New Go Daddy Ad Campaign

In a first for the web-hosting and domain registry brand, Go Daddy will begin to air a new TV spot this week featuring both brand celebrity spokeswoman, driver of the No. 10 Chevy SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Danica Patrick, and her boss, and team co-owner, three-time Champion, Tony Stewart. According to the report in USA Today the new ad stays consistent with the ‘new and improved’ brand positioning for Go Daddy, staying away from what ... Read More »

NASCAR Sees TV Viewership on the Decline

NASCAR Sees TV Viewership on the Decline

According to data collected by Sports Media Watch,  no NASCAR events have made the list of the top 50 sporting events this year for TV viewership, including this year’s Daytona 500 won by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., which only saw 9.3 million viewers. Among the top 50, at the halfway point of the year, the Winter Olympics, NFL Super Bowl, Playoffs, and World Cup dominated the top spots. The Final Four, horse racing’s Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes, and the NBA Finals ... Read More »

TriStar Motorsports Announces Sponsor for the No. 44 Toyota at Chicago

On Monday, TriStar Motorsports of the NASCAR Nationwide Series announced that Plan B Sales will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 44 Toyota Camry, driven by David Starr next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway for the EnjoyIllinois.com 300. Plan B Sales, based in Concord, NC is one of the largest re-sellers of Lionel diecast and Chase Authentics apparel in motorsports. “We have a unique opportunity for the Chicago race in partnering with Plan B Sales and the members of ... Read More »