A few months from believing he "may never race again" in NASCAR, Earnhardt Jr. now believes he is only a few weeks from being cleared to return. The Hendrick Motorsports driver, who missed the last half of the 2016 season after suffering a concussion, said he hopes to turn laps in a December test and again in a January session before racing his No. 88 Chevy in the season-opening Daytona 500 on Feb. 26, NBC Sports reports.
Stewart said his 2017 racing schedule is coming together, announcing two dates and hinting at other possibilities. Stewart, who has retired from driving in NASCAR but will compete in plenty of races in other series, talked about his 2017 schedule during Tuesday night's "Tony Stewart Live" on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, NBC Sports reports.
Rhodes drove for ThorSport Racing in 2016, his first full season of truck competition. He tallied one pole, two Top-5's and five Top-10's. In an interview featured on his website, Rhodes says he has yet to decide on his racing plans for 2017, benrhodes.com reports.
JD Motorsports will have some familiar faces in its camp next year. Lead driver Ross Chastain is returning to the No. 4 car, with 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Preece back in the No. 01 car as well, frontstretch.com reports.
JD Motorsports will have some familiar faces in its camp next year. Lead driver Chastain is returning to the No. 4 car, with 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ryan Preece back in the No. 01 car as well, frontstretch.com reports.