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NASCAR Announces 2015 Competition Package

NASCAR Announces 2015 Competition Package

On Tuesday, NASCAR announced and delivered the finalized 2015 rules packages for all three national series. The package has been in development for more than year, involving many different people within the sport and a series of on-track tests. “This race package represents a lot of hard work by NASCAR, the race teams, the drivers, our manufacturer partners and Goodyear,” Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR senior vice president of innovation and racing development, said. “We’ve remained committed to constantly looking at our ... Read More »

Travis Kvapil to Race for BK Racing at Dover; Truex Future Uncertain

Travis Kvapil to Race for BK Racing at Dover; Truex Future Uncertain

BK Racing team owner Ron Devine has confirmed that Ryan Truex will not be entered in the No. 83 Toyota Camry this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Travis Kvapil, who piloted the car for the organization at Loudon, will be behind the wheel for the second straight weekend. “We’re just trying some things with the No. 83 team,” Devine said by phone on Tuesday afternoon. “We’re just trying to make it a little better. Ryan is a great driver. We are ... Read More »

Tires Confiscated After Sprint Cup Race at New Hampshire

Tires Confiscated After Sprint Cup Race at New Hampshire

NASCAR has begun to take random samplings of tires from multiple cars at the end of each race. The tire confiscation was first noted two weeks ago at Chicagoland, the first race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. As first reported by Motorsport.com, the tires of four teams (Nos. 2, 4, 31 and 78) were taken back to the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C., for evaluation. The thought was that these teams may have been bleeding ... Read More »

Sam Hornish, Jr. Among Rumored Replacements for Marcos Ambrose

Sam Hornish, Jr. Among Rumored Replacements for Marcos Ambrose

Could Sam Hornish, Jr. be the next driver behind the wheel of the No. 9 at Richard Petty Motorsports? Recently, the Associated Press covered Hornish and his trip to Kentucky Speedway for the NASCAR Nationwide Series VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300. The 35-year-old three-time IndyCar series champion shared his thoughts on the season, his career, and the future with the AP. Hornish, who once was a full-time driver at the Sprint Cup level, noted that he has looked at other opportunities with teams ... Read More »

NASCAR to Release 2015 Rules Package This Week

NASCAR to Release 2015 Rules Package This Week

Changes are coming to the sport of stock car racing – and don’t expect it to be bigger engines. According to a report by Motorsport.com, the sanctioning body will release the new rules package for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season this Tuesday (Sept. 23). Expected changes in the new rules package include such major items as a reduction to the height of the rear spoiler of the Toyota Camry, Chevy SS and Ford Fusion racecars, as well as ... Read More »

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 »