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IndyCar Series Returning to Brazil in 2015

IndyCar Series Returning to Brazil in 2015

After a one year absence from running the tough winding street course of Sao Paulo, the Verizon IndyCar Series is set to return to Brazil in 2015 – and at a new venue. Instead of returning to the largest city in Brazil, INDYCAR officials announced Thursday (Sept. 18) that the series will compete in the country’s capital city of Brasilia at the 12-turn, 3.403 mile Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet on March 8. “We’re eager to continue IndyCar’s rich history of ... Read More »

Mason Mingus, Billy Boat Motorsports Join Forces in Truck Series

Mason Mingus, Billy Boat Motorsports Join Forces in Truck Series

Billy Boat Motorsports is expanding into the Camping World Truck Series. The team will make its series debut with Rookie of the Year candidate Mason Mingus behind the wheel of the No. 15 Chevrolet Silverado at Las Vegas Motor Speedway next weekend. Mingus, who currently drives the No.35 Toyota for Win-Tron Racing, sits 11th in the Truck Series standings with a best finish of 10th at Kansas in May. Mingus is also second in the rookie battle in the Truck Series ... Read More »

Richard Petty Motorsports Plans Full Two-Car Sprint Cup Assault For 2015

Richard Petty Motorsports Plans Full Two-Car Sprint Cup Assault For 2015

There was a clear loser on Wednesday from Joe Gibbs Racing’s announcement that Stanley Black & Decker will sponsor Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth next season.  That loser was Richard Petty Motorsports.  Stanley Black & Decker’s Stanley and DeWalt brands shared primary sponsorship space on the No. 9 Ford for the entire season.  In addition to having to find a new driver to replace Marcos Ambrose, the team must also find primary sponsorship for nearly the entire season. After JGR ... Read More »

NTS Motorsports Penalized For Height Violation At Kentucky

NTS Motorsports Penalized For Height Violation At Kentucky

After Saturday night’s running of the Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway, the No. 20 Rheem-sponsored Chevrolet driven by Austin Dillon failed the post-race height check.  A penalty was nearly certain to be announced and NASCAR came through on Wednesday. Crew chief Chris Rice has been fined $7,500 for the height violation and has been suspended from NASCAR through September 24.  As a result, Rice will miss this weekend’s UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. ... Read More »

Stanley Black & Decker Moves to JGR In 2015

Stanley Black & Decker Moves to JGR In 2015

Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Wednesday that Stanley Black & Decker, a manufacturer of hand and power tools, along with accessories, will move to the soon-to-be four car operation starting with the 2015 season.  The Stanley Tools division will serve as the primary sponsor on Carl Edwards’ No. 19 Toyota in 12 races next season, joining up with ARRIS.  The DeWalt Tools division will serve as the primary sponsor of Matt Kenseth’s No. 20 for six races, joining Dollar General. ... 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 »

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 »