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Dirk Werner
Endurance Cup Run
IMSA
January 14, 2019
Black Swan Racing will take on two of the premiere endurance racing championships this year, having confirmed a dual IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup and Intercontinental GT Challenge program with the new Porsche 911 GT3 R. Porsche factory driver Werner will join Marco Seefried and team owner/driver Tim Pappas in the No. 540 Porsche for the four-round IMSA Endurance Cup, with Porsche Young Professional Matteo Cairoli completing the lineup in next weekend's season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, sportscar365.com reports.
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Michael McDowell
New Crew Chief
NASCAR Cup
January 14, 2019
Front Row Motorsports has bolstered its crew chief lineup for 2019. According to sources, veteran leaders Drew Blickensderfer and Mike Kelley will join Seth Barbour in overseeing FRM's three Monster Energy Cup Series squads. Blickensderfer will oversee the No. 34 Ford and driver McDowell, racinboys.com reports.
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B.J McLeod
Three Full-Time Xfinity Teams
XFINITY Series
January 11, 2019
McLeod (Owner/Driver) and Jessica McLeod (Owner) of BJ McLeod Motorsports are excited to start a fourth season as a NASCAR XFINITY Series team in its new state of the art facility in Mooresville, NC. This year, the organization will field three cars with its respected No. 78, No. 8 and No. 99 car numbers, ESPN.com reports.
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Brett Moffitt
Signs with GMS Racing
Gander Outdoors Truck
January 10, 2019
GMS Racing announced that 2018 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion driver Moffitt will join the organization for the 2019 season. The 26-year-old Grimes, Iowa native will be defending his championship title in GMS' No. 24 Chevrolet, alongside veteran crew chief Jerry Baxter, GMS Racing PR reports.
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Ryan Newman
Sponsor News
NASCAR Cup
January 10, 2019
Oscar Mayer will debut as a 2019 sponsor of the No. 6 Oscar Mayer Ford Mustang at the historic Daytona 500 on February 17, with driver Newman, Roush Fenway Racing PR reports.
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Gus Dean
Rookie Run with Young's Motorsports
Camping World Truck
January 10, 2019
Two-time ARCA Racing Series winner Dean will join Young's Motorsports full-time for the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season, Dean Racing PR reports.
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Johnny Sauter
Cut loose by GMS racing
Camping World Truck
January 9, 2019
Sauter was released by GMS Racing on Wednesday, Jim Utter of Motorsport.com reports.
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Austin Hill
Joins Hattori Racing
Camping World Truck
January 8, 2019
Hattori Racing Enterprises team owner Shige Hattori announced today that the organization is pleased to welcome Hill to drive the No. 16 Toyota Tundra in 2019, Hattori Racing PR reports.
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Ryan Reed
Needs new Xfinity Series ride
XFINITY Series
January 7, 2019
Reed is without a team for the 2019 season after Roush Fenway Racing dispanded its Xfinity Series program, Matt Weaver of AutoWeek.com reports.
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Spencer Boyd
Lands Truck Series Ride
Camping World Truck
January 7, 2019
Young's Motorsports announced Boyd has joined the team as the pilot of the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado. Boyd, who is entering his fourth season of NASCAR competition, will compete full-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2019, catchfence.com reports.
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Daniel Suarez
Joins Stewart-Haas Racing team
NASCAR Cup
January 7, 2019
Stewart-Haas Racing announced Monday that Suarez will drive the team's No. 41 car for the NASCAR Cup Series in 2019, replacing Kurt Busch, Bob Pockrass of ESPN.com reports.
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Jan Magnussen
Wins GTLM Roar Qualifying
IMSA
January 6, 2019
Magnussen secured prime pit and garage real estate for Corvette Racing with his session-best lap in the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R during Sunday's Roar Before the 24 qualifying, sportscar365.com reports.
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Oliver Jarvis
Fastest in Roar Qualifying
IMSA
January 6, 2019
Jarvis edged his teammate Harry Tincknell to lead the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying session at the Roar Before the 24 and claimed the preferred pit and garage location for his Team Joest-run team, sportscar365.com reports.
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Ana Beatriz
Earns GTD Pole in Roar Before the 24
IMSA
January 5, 2019
Beatriz was fastest in the GT Daytona Roar Before the 24 Qualifying session after P1 Motorsports had its times disallowed due to using a Gold-rated driver. The penalty to P1 elevated Beatriz and the Meyer Shank Racing team to the top of the time charts and secured the best pit and garage selection of the GT Daytona class for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, sportscar365.com reports.
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Trent Hindman
Leads GT Daytona Roar Before the 24
IMSA
January 5, 2019
Meyer Shank Racing's pair of Acura NSX GT3 Evos swept the top two spots in GT Daytona in the session with Hindman edging Katherine Legge for class honors in Saturday afternoon's session 4 of the Roar Before the 24, sportscar365.com reports.
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Scott Dixon
Leads GTLM Practice at Daytona
IMSA
January 5, 2019
Dixon put Ford Chip Ganassi Racing ahead of Porsche's Patrick Pilet in the GT Le Mans class, while Dixon's teammate Sebastien Bourdais was third fastest in the sister Ford GT during Saturday afternoon's practice session in the Roar Before the 24 at Daytona, sportscar365.com reports.
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Renger van der Zande
Fast Saturday Session at the Roar
IMSA
January 5, 2019
Van Der Zande was quickest in the afternoon IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship session at the Roar Before the 24 in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R. The Dutchman's fastest lap of 1:34.534 was 0.483 seconds faster than Ricky Taylor in the No. 7 Acura Team Penske Acura ARX-05, followed by Mike Conway in the No. 5 Cadillac for Action Express Racing, sportscar365.com reports.
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Ryan Preece
Sponsorship Announced
NASCAR Cup
January 5, 2019
Major NASCAR sponsor Kroger is shifting its marketing focus this year with the JTG Daugherty Racing team to a "Delivery, Pickup, Ship" campaign to align with its three different e-commerce initiatives. The "Delivery, Pickup, Ship" theme will mainly appear on the car and firesuits/crew uniforms related to the team's No. 47 car driven by Preece, Sports Business Daily reports.
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Jeroen Bleekemolen
Fast GTD Practice in Roar Session 1
IMSA
January 4, 2019
Bleekemolen put the retro-liveried Mercedes-AMG GT3 for Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports at the top of the GT Daytona class followed by a pair of Ferraris driven by Pedro Lamy and Toni Vilander during session 1 of the Roar Before the 24, sportscar365.com reports.
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Patrick Pilet
Leads GTLM Roar Before the 24 Practice
IMSA
January 4, 2019
Porsche took the top two spots in GT Le Mans with Pilet putting the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR just ahead of Earl Bamber in the No. 912 car during session 1 of the Roar Before the 24, sportscar365.com reports.
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Oliver Jarvis
Quickest in Roar Session 1
IMSA
January 4, 2019
Jarvis set the pace in the first official on track session of the year for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the Roar Before the 24. The Briton turned the fastest time in the session in the No. 77 Mazda RT24-P for the new-look Mazda Team Joest operation that underwent significant personnel changes in the buildup to the 2019 season, sportscar365.com reports.
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Martin Truex Jr.
Bass Pro Shops Sponsorship
NASCAR Cup
January 4, 2019
Bass Pro Shops, North America's premier outdoor and conservation company, today announced it will continue its long partnership with Truex Jr., joining the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion in his transition to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2019. Bass Pro has signed a multi-year agreement to serve as the primary sponsor of Truex's No. 19 Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing PR reports.
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Ross Chastain
Loses sponsor
XFINITY Series
January 4, 2019
Chastain will not be racing the No. 42 car in the Xfinity Series in the upcoming season as Chip Ganassi Racing was unable to find a sponsor, Bob Pockrass of ESPN.com reports.
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Austin Cindric
Rolex 24 Entry with AIM Vasser Sullivan
XFINITY Series
January 3, 2019
Nick Cassidy and Cindric are amongst the additions to AIM Vasser Sullivan's lineup for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, alongside Jeff Segal and Aaron Telitz. The four drivers complete the newly-formed team's two-car lineup for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship opener, with a pair of Lexus RC F GT3s entered for the season, sportscar365.com reports.
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Jonathan Bomarito
Team Confirms Driver Lineup
IMSA
January 2, 2019
Mazda Team Joest has named its full-season driver lineup for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, featuring an unchanged full-season roster and two new additions for the Michelin Endurance Cup races. Bomarito, Harry Tincknell, Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez will all return to the two-car Mazda RT24-P DPi program this year, sportscar365.com reports.
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