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Carl Edwards to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015, Daniel Suarez Full-Time in Nationwide Series

Carl Edwards to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015, Daniel Suarez Full-Time in Nationwide Series

After months of speculation, the biggest Silly Season move in NASCAR this season is finally official. Joe Gibbs Racing announced Tuesday morning that Carl Edwards will be joining the organization in 2015, driving the No. 19 Toyota. “It’s a thrill to have Carl here,” team owner Joe Gibbs said in a press conference welcoming Edwards to the program. “I know we have a lot of racing left this year in these four racing for the championship. I think we have reached ... Read More »

Ernie Cope Will Be Chase Elliott’s Crew Chief in 2015

Ernie Cope Will Be Chase Elliott’s Crew Chief in 2015

As NASCAR Nationwide Series standout Chase Elliott and crew chief Greg Ives part ways after this season, JR Motorsports announced on Monday that veteran Ernie Cope will fill the role in 2015. Cope, 45, is currently the crew chief of the No. 5 Chevrolet Camero in the Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports, and has worked with some of the sport’s top drivers over his 12 year career including Elliott Sadler, Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, and even Chase’s father, ... Read More »

Comcast and NASCAR Close to Deal

Comcast and NASCAR Close to Deal

Could Comcast’s Xfinity be the next title sponsor of NASCAR’s secondary developmental series in 2015 and beyond? According to a report from Sports Business Journal’s Tripp Mickle, the contract negotiations between the cable TV, internet and phone provider, and NASCAR are progressing rapidly. The potential deal would lock-in Xfinity to a five or six year contract, worth over $100 million, and paying NASCAR around $9 million in both rights fees, as well as media and brand activation in the first ... Read More »

Joe Gibbs Racing Expected to Announce Carl Edwards as Fourth Driver on Tuesday

Joe Gibbs Racing Expected to Announce Carl Edwards as Fourth Driver on Tuesday

In what the race team is calling an “unprecedented announcement [that] will have impact across four NASCAR racing series”, Joe Gibbs Racing will hold a press conference at the team’s Huntersville, North Carolina race shop Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. ET. According to Motorsport.com., the much anticipated announcement will be to name veteran driver Carl Edwards as a fourth driver for Joe Gibbs Racing. Perhaps the worst kept secret in racing, the only official announce that has been made at this ... Read More »

JJ Yeley in For Ryan Truex at Michigan

JJ Yeley in For Ryan Truex at Michigan

Ryan Truex suffered a hard crash at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday morning during Sprint Cup practice. The impact with the outside wall in turn 2 was enough to lift the rear end off of the track. After running nearly head-on into the wall, Truex climbed from his car but was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation after complaining of a headache and shoulder pain. https://twitter.com/NASCARONFOX/status/500634609844228096/ During the Camping World Truck Series race from Michigan, Motorsport.com’s Lee Spencer ... Read More »

Logano Fastest in Opening Practice, 26 Over 200 mph

Logano Fastest in Opening Practice, 26 Over 200 mph

On Friday afternoon, the 43 Sprint Cup Series teams in attendance hit the track at Michigan International Speedway for their only practice session prior to qualifying. The track has been very fast since the recent repave, and the times turned in definitely show that. Joey Logano, on his final lap on-track, turned in the fastest lap of the session at 35.200 seconds (204.545 mph). That lap is just a couple of thousandths of a second slower than the track record ... Read More »

New Official NASCAR Rule Manages On-Track Incidents

New Official NASCAR Rule Manages On-Track Incidents

The following (Rule 9-16) was added to the NASCAR Rulebook this morning… During an event, if a car is involved in an on-track incident and/or is stopped on or near the racing surface and unable to continue to make forward progress, unless extenuating emergency conditions exist with the car (i.e. fire, smoke in cockpit, etc.) the driver should take the following steps: • Shut off electrical power and, if driver is uninjured, lower window net. • Do not loosen, disconnect ... Read More »

Stewart-Haas Racing Press Conference Transcript

Stewart-Haas Racing Press Conference Transcript

Here’s a written recap of what happened this morning at Michigan International Speedway, when Stewart-Haas Racing executive Vice President Brett Frood, driver Jeff Burton and Competition Director Greg Zipadelli addressed the media. THE MODERATOR: Good morning, everyone. I thank you for your time this morning. Certainly appreciate it. Up here is Jeff Burton, our interim driver of the No. 14 car this weekend. Greg Zipadelli, VP of competition, Stewart Haas Racing, and Brett Frood executive vice president of Stewart-Haas Racing. ... Read More »

Joe Gibbs Racing Confirms Tuesday Press Conference About Organization’s Future

Joe Gibbs Racing Confirms Tuesday Press Conference About Organization’s Future

Is the future of Joe Gibbs Racing finally coming together? A press conference next week may hold all the answers. JGR has confirmed it will hold a press conference next Tuesday morning (Aug. 19) at 10 a.m. ET, though the fine details have not been determined. However, it is widely anticipated that it will be officially announced that Carl Edwards will join the organization for the 2015 Sprint Cup Series season. But even then, the press conference wouldn’t be all ... Read More »

Tony Stewart Sitting Out at Michigan, Jeff Burton to Drive No. 14

Tony Stewart Sitting Out at Michigan, Jeff Burton to Drive No. 14

Tony Stewart will again be absent when the Sprint Cup Series takes the green flag this Sunday. Stewart-Haas Racing has announced that Stewart, who was involved in a fatal sprint car accident in upstate New York state last weekend, will not compete in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Sprint Cup Series veteran Jeff Burton will pilot the No. 14 Mobil1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet in Sunday’s race. Michigan will make the second race in row that Stewart has ... Read More »