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Ryan Blaney, Johnny Sauter Pace Truck Practices at Chicagoland

Ryan Blaney, Johnny Sauter Pace Truck Practices at Chicagoland

The Camping World Truck Series rolled into the windy city and the Chicagoland Speedway on Thursday for practices leading up to tomorrow night’s Lucas Oil 225 – and if Thursday is any indication, Ryan Blaney and Johnny Sauter will be tough to beat come Friday. Blaney, who currently sits third in the Camping World Truck Series standings, paced the way in opening practice with a speed of 175.234 mph. He was followed by Jeb Burton, Erik Jones, Darrell Wallace, Jr. ... Read More »

Tony Stewart Investigation Complete, Case Sent to District Attorney

Tony Stewart Investigation Complete, Case Sent to District Attorney

Three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will learn his fate late next week on whether or not he will be charged in the fatal sprint car accident that claimed the life of Kevin Ward, Jr. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Department announced today that it has wrapped up its investigation in the Aug. 9 accident in Canandaigua, N.Y. Ward, who was racing Stewart at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, crashed into the outside wall after making contact with Stewart, went down the ... Read More »

NASCAR Holds Chase Across North America Tour to Promote Chase

NASCAR Holds Chase Across North America Tour to Promote Chase

On Wednesday, the 16 drivers who qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup were dispatched all over the continent in order to help promote the upcoming 10-race battle.  For the first time, locations outside of the United States were chosen for drivers to travel to.  Jeff Gordon spent his day in Toronto, while Carl Edwards spent Wednesday in Mexico City. Most of the activities for Chasers were fan-oriented activities and local TV appearances, the types of appearances that are ... Read More »

Stewart-Haas Racing Signs ditech to Associate Sponsorship Deal for Kevin Harvick

Stewart-Haas Racing Signs ditech to Associate Sponsorship Deal for Kevin Harvick

Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Wednesday that they have signed Ditech Mortgage Corp. to serve as an associate sponsor on the No. 4 Chevrolets driven by Kevin Harvick. The deal is a multi-year deal that begins immediately. DT Holdings (parent company of ditech) President Patti Cook is very happy to be associated with NASCAR and Stewart-Haas Racing. “At ditech, we’re all NASCAR fans,” Cook said. “NASCAR is part of the fabric of America and so is ditech’s goal of securing home ... Read More »

Daniel Suarez to Race for RAB Racing at Chicagoland, Venturini Motorsports in Kentucky ARCA Race

Daniel Suarez to Race for RAB Racing at Chicagoland, Venturini Motorsports in Kentucky ARCA Race

On Wednesday, RAB Racing with Brack Maggard officially announced that current NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series points leader Daniel Suarez will be in the team’s No. 29 Toyota for this weekend’s Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.  Provided that he qualifies on speed, Suarez would be making his second start in the series. Suarez is very happy to be returning to the Nationwide Series for another go. “I’m looking forward to racing in Chicago this weekend as part of ... Read More »

Rheem Motorsports Says Ron Hornaday Had Funding

Rheem Motorsports Says Ron Hornaday Had Funding

In the ongoing saga with Steve Turner, Harry Scott, Jr. and Turner Scott Motorsports, a new twist has been added to the puzzle. TSM announced last week that they had shut down the No. 30 truck team, driven by Ron Hornaday, due to lack of funding. However, Rheem Motorsports Managing Director Ed Raniszeski told Sirius XM Speedway that he was stunned to hear of the team closing.  “I learned about it through the media,” said Raniszeski. “I was dumbfounded, since I had told Turner Scott Motorsports ... Read More »

Tweaker Energy Shots to Sponsor Mike Bliss at Chicagoland

Tweaker Energy Shots to Sponsor Mike Bliss at Chicagoland

TriStar Motorsports announced that Tweaker Energy Shots will sponsor Mike Bliss‘ No. 19 Camry in this weekend’s NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Chicagoland Speedway. It marks the second time this season that Tweaker Energy Shots has sponsored Bliss. “I’m looking forward to having Tweaker back on board this weekend in Chicago,” Bliss said. ” I hope we can earn a great finish and help to continue a successful partnership between Tweaker and Circle K.” In the 25 races so far this ... Read More »

Parker Kligerman to Test Indy Lights for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Parker Kligerman to Test Indy Lights for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Parker Kligerman had his sets sight of running the full Sprint Cup Series schedule this season, however he was left without a ride eight races into the season when funds dried up and his team shut its doors. Since then, Kligerman has been searching for a ride, eventually that search leading him to open-wheel. On Tuesday, he announced that he will test an Indy Lights car for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports during the Mazda Road to Indy “Chris Griffis Memorial Test” this ... Read More »

Stewart-Haas Racing Swaps No. 4 and No. 14 Pit Crews

Stewart-Haas Racing Swaps No. 4 and No. 14 Pit Crews

For most of the season, Kevin Harvick often lost spots on pit road and was forced to gain them back on track. Following the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway two weeks ago, Harvick criticized his pit crew after they lost the race off pit road each time to either Joe Gibbs Racing’s Matt Kenseth or Denny Hamlin. Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Tuesday that it has swapped the Nos. 4 and 14 pit crews, effective immediately, beginning with the first race of the ... 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 »