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Ryan Ellis to Race for JGL Racing at Richmond with Help from Fraternity

Ryan Ellis to Race for JGL Racing at Richmond with Help from Fraternity

Ryan Ellis will be back in the driver’s seat at Richmond International Raceway with a little help from his brothers. The Virginia native will return to the racetrack with sponsorship from Kappa Sigma Fraternity, a previous partner for the 25-year-old. Ellis will team up with JGL Racing in the No. 93 Dodge. Dave Goulet, who has 36 starts atop the pit box as a crew chief, will lead the team’s effort after recording a top 10 with Mike Wallace at ... 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 »

Roush-Fenway Racing, Fifth Third Bank Renew Sponsorship Deal

Roush-Fenway Racing, Fifth Third Bank Renew Sponsorship Deal

Roush-Fenway Racing has announced the multi-year renewal of a relationship with team partner Fifth Third Bank as a primary sponsor of the No. 17 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The sponsorship renewal with the No. 17 car driven by Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. will continue the partnership with the Cincinnati, Ohio-based bank and Roush-Fenway Racing through 2017. “We are really thrilled to have Fifth Third Bank back with us next season,” Stenhouse said in a statement. “It has ... Read More »

NASCAR Xfinity Announcement Scheduled for Wednesday

NASCAR Xfinity Announcement Scheduled for Wednesday

NASCAR has announced that “a historic national series entitlement sponsorship” will be officially announced to media and fans on Sept. 3, at 1:30 p.m. ET. The event will air live on NASCAR.com. The announcement will be made by NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., and will also feature remarks from NASCAR President Mike Helton, COO Brent Dewar and officials from the new sponsor. In a much-reported deal, the announcement will entail ... Read More »

Bass Pro Shops Founder Releases Statement on Tony Stewart’s Return

Bass Pro Shops Founder Releases Statement on Tony Stewart’s Return

On Saturday morning, Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris released a statement about Tony Stewart’s return to racing. The driver of the No. 14 Chevrolet will make his first start this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway since his involvement in the fatal accident that took Kevin Ward, Jr.’s life three weeks ago. Today our thoughts are with our friend and fishing buddy Tony Stewart as he prepares to return to racing after what has been a difficult time in his ... Read More »

Tony Stewart Granted Waiver for Chase Eligibility

Tony Stewart Granted Waiver for Chase Eligibility

If Tony Stewart wins one of the final two races before the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins, he will be allowed to compete in the Chase, despite the fact that he hasn’t met all the criteria. NASCAR President Mike Helton announced the waiver during a press conference on Friday afternoon following a statement from Stewart himself. Stewart has missed the last three races after being involved in a crash during a sprint car race at Canandigua Motorsports Park that ... Read More »

Joey Gase to Make Sprint Cup Series Debut at Chicagoland Speedway

Joey Gase to Make Sprint Cup Series Debut at Chicagoland Speedway

After multiple years in the Nationwide Series, Joey Gase is getting set to make a jump to the big time. The 21-year-old driver plans to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut, racing for Go FAS Racing in the MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on Sept. 14.  “I am very excited and thankful that Archie and the entire team are giving me this opportunity,” Gase said in a statement. “My Nationwide Series career started with Go FAS in 2011 which led to a ... Read More »

Tony Stewart Gives Verbal Statement on Ward Incident, Returning to the Racetrack

Tony Stewart Gives Verbal Statement on Ward Incident, Returning to the Racetrack

For the first time since a tragic sprint car accident took the live of 20-year-old Kevin Ward, Jr., Tony Stewart will return to the racetrack to compete in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Prior to the beginning of Friday’s practice sessions, Tony Stewart and Stewart-Haas Racing‘s Executive VP Brett Frood spoke to the media during a press conference. An emotional Stewart wrote a brief statement by his own hand that he read during the ... Read More »

Nationwide Insurance Will Sponsor Dale Jr. at Richmond

Nationwide Insurance Will Sponsor Dale Jr. at Richmond

Nationwide Insurance is joining Hendrick Motorsports as a primary sponsor in 2015, but that doesn’t mean they will be absent from those racecars until then. Next weekend at Richmond International Raceway–the final race of the 2014 regular Sprint Cup Series season–Nationwide Insurance will be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s sponsor on the No. 88 with a preview of next year’s paint scheme. Prior to the race weekend, the team will unveil the official paint scheme on their social media pages.     ... Read More »

Helio Castroneves: NASCAR Drivers “Chubby”

Helio Castroneves: NASCAR Drivers “Chubby”

In a recent interview with TMZ, IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves dissed on NASCAR drivers and their physical fitness. When the reporter mentioned Helio Castroneves’ and other drivers slim figures, Castroneves went to the tried-and-true method of talking about things like G-forces, the endurance qualities of the races, and the grueling demands inside the racecar. Basically, the kinds of things you would expect any driver or race fan to mention when the athleticism of their sport is questioned. Makes sense, ... Read More »