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Holding A Pretty Wheel: The Magic Number Is… Not Four

Holding A Pretty Wheel: The Magic Number Is… Not Four

And the number shall be three. Maybe Monty Python was onto something when it came to counting. Three might have been the magic number on which to release the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, but it also seems to be the magic number for race teams. You’d think that a successful three-car organization could easily become a successful four-car organization if the sponsorship and talent were in place, but it doesn’t often work that way. Even the powerhouse teams like ... Read More »

Ortho to Sponsor Roush Fenway Racing, Greg Biffle

Ortho to Sponsor Roush Fenway Racing, Greg Biffle

Just a little more than a week removed from Hendrick Motorsports’ announcement that current Greg Biffle sponsor 3M would join the organization to back Jeff Gordon beginning next season, Roush Fenway Racing and Ortho got together at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday morning to announce a multi-year partnership. “I am thrilled to have Ortho on board,” said Biffle, who is looking to become the first driver to win championships in all three of NASCAR’s major series. “I spend a great deal of ... Read More »

Voice of Vito: Is Edwards’ Exit Worth The Risk?

Voice of Vito: Is Edwards’ Exit Worth The Risk?

With the announcement that Carl Edwards is headed to Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2015 season to drive their No. 19 Toyotas, its timing may be cause for some reservation. A month ago as rumors ran wild, it looked like a no-brainer; the Roush Fords he had driven for the past decade cars were out to lunch on intermediates, long the bread and butter of Roush Fenway Racing and what Roush Racing had staked its reputation on for nearly 20 ... Read More »

Jonah Mullins to Ride with Ryan Reed This Weekend at Bristol

Jonah Mullins to Ride with Ryan Reed This Weekend at Bristol

Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes announced on Tuesday that Jonah Mullins will be riding along with Ryan Reed for this weekend’s Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway as part of the ‘Riding with Ryan’ program. Mullins will have his name featured above the passenger side door on Reed’s No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang. “Bristol is a tough track, so it’s fitting that the Drive to Stop Diabetes ... Read More »

Hendrick Motorsports Announces 3M Partnership

Hendrick Motorsports Announces 3M Partnership

Hendrick Motorsports announced early Tuesday that current Greg Biffle sponsor 3M will join the organization next year as a primary sponsor for Jeff Gordon. As part of the three-year deal that runs through the 2017 season, the company will serve as an associate sponsor throughout the season and primary backer in 11 events. “At 3M, we play to win, and we push hard every day to do just that,” Jesse Singh, senior vice president, 3M global sales and marketing said ... Read More »

Ryan Reed to Run NASCAR K&N Pro East Series Race this Weekend at Watkin’s Glen

Ryan Reed to Run NASCAR K&N Pro East Series Race this Weekend at Watkin’s Glen

Roush Fenway Racing announced on Tuesday that Ryan Reed will run both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Nationwide series events this weekend at Watkin’s Glen International. Reed will drive the No. 99 Ford for Bill McAnally Racing in the East event, before running his familiar No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop DiabetesSM presented by Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang in the Nationwide Series event. Reed is one of the drivers who is in contention for the ... Read More »

Five Points to Ponder: Martin’s Impact, The Glen, and Looking Ahead to ‘15

Five Points to Ponder: Martin’s Impact, The Glen, and Looking Ahead to ‘15

ONE: Will Dale Earnhardt, Jr. remain strong this season? Fresh off the No. 88 team’s sweep of Pocono, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and outgoing crew chief, Steve Letarte seem to be “firing on all eight cylinders” as Junior stated after their victory at the GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. But the question remains, with five races to go until the chase, then the grueling ten-race finish of the new Sprint Cup Chase format, will Dale, Jr. be able to ... Read More »

Mark Martin Returning to Roush Fenway Racing as Driver Development Coach

Mark Martin Returning to Roush Fenway Racing as Driver Development Coach

For 19 years, Roush Fenway Racing was the only place Mark Martin called home. From 1988 to 2006, Martin won 83 races across NASCAR’s top three National Series and finished runner-up in the Sprint Cup Series points standings on four different occasions (1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002) while being a big part of helping Roush Fenway Racing become one of the premier teams in NASCAR. Martin, who has been with several organizations in driving roles since such as Dale Earnhardt, Inc, Hendrick ... Read More »

Voice of Vito: Crew Chief Central – Junior’s New One, Grubb’s No-No

Voice of Vito: Crew Chief Central – Junior’s New One, Grubb’s No-No

Engineering the Future for Junior The big news that came down yesterday was the announcement that Greg Ives will be the crew chief for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in 2015. The move comes well ahead of The Chase to avoid any distractions for the driver who will experience a rebirth under current crew chief Steve Letarte. Letarte, of course will be leaving at season’s end to join NBC Sports as a race day analyst. Many have seen him as more of ... Read More »

Did You Notice? … A Story Already Told, “Penalties” And Quick Hits

Did You Notice? … A Story Already Told, “Penalties” And Quick Hits

Did You Notice? … How the biggest move of Silly Season didn’t cause that much of a stir? Carl Edwards’ decision to leave Roush Fenway Racing, a move which would have caused a collective gasp a few years ago instead had most observers yawning, pulling the old McKayla-is-not-impressed-face from the 2012 Olympics, while chanting the phrase, “Tell me something I didn’t know.” That’s because Silly Season in NASCAR, once the place for National Enquirer-style drama has devolved into an anticlimactic ... Read More »