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Christopher Bell
Wins Chili Bowl Nationals
XFINITY Series
January 20, 2019
A finish for the ages, Kyle Larson looked to have his first Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire in hand, but with a furious run as the leaders worked into traffic, Bell found the hole on the low line entering turn one on the white flag lap to win his third Golden Driller in a row aboard the iRacing/Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71w, chilibowl.com reports.
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Jamie McMurray
Daytona 500 Start with Spire Motorsports
NASCAR Cup
January 19, 2019
The newly formed Spire Motorsports team in partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing have revealed McMurray as their driver for the 61st running of the Daytona 500, motorsport.com reports.
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John Hunter Nemechek
Sponsor Re-Signs
XFINITY Series
January 18, 2019
GMS Racing announced that Fire Alarm Services, Inc., a provider in a superior fire, life safety, and security services, will serve as primary sponsor for Nemechek and the No. 23 GMS Racing team in 13 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2019, GMS Racing PR reports.
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Ryan Truex
Daytona 500 Ride with TBR
NASCAR Cup
January 17, 2019
Truex will pilot the No. 71 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season opener, Daytona 500, at Daytona International Speedway, Tommy Baldwin Racing PR reports.
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Joey Gase
Joins MBM Motorsports
NASCAR Cup
January 17, 2019
MBM Motorsports is proud to announce they have signed Iowa native Gase to pilot the No. 35 entry for the full 2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series season plus pilot the No. 66 car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series part time starting with the Daytona 500, Joey Gase PR 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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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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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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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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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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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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Landon Cassill
Will Race in Chili Bowl Nationals
NASCAR Cup
December 30, 2018
Cassill has added his name to the list of NASCAR drivers scheduled to compete in the 33rd annual Chili Bowl Nationals, NBC Sports reports.
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Ryan Sieg
Confirmed for 2019 Season
XFINITY Series
December 28, 2018
Sieg and 2000 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Jeff Green told Frontstretch this week they will both return to RSS Racing in 2019 for the full Xfinity season. The team is hoping to find funding to run a third car as the underdog operation looks to remain competitive in the sport's second-tier division.
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Tyler Reddick
Could Run Some Cup Races in 2019
NASCAR Cup
December 20, 2018
Team owner, Richard Childress, stated during Richard Childress Racing's 50th anniversary celebration that Reddick could run some Cup races for RCR in the upcoming 2019 season, NASCAR.com reports.
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Zane Smith
Slated for part-time Xfinity duty
XFINITY Series
December 18, 2018
Smith will compete with JR Motorsports part-time in the 2019 Xfinity Series, Jim Utter of Motorsport.com reports.
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Landon Cassill
Team Purchases Charter
NASCAR Cup
December 17, 2018
StarCom Racing enhances its program in a major way for the 2019 season by purchasing a Charter from RCR Racing, ensuring its commitment to NASCAR and its fans. In another effort to continue its growth in the sport, SCR has signed Cassill as its driver for the 2019 season and is confident that this move will contribute in large part to the success of the team, StarCom Racing PR reports.
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John Hunter Nemechek
Eligible for Rookie of the Year
XFINITY Series
December 15, 2018
NASCAR has approved Nemechek and Chase Briscoe to compete for the Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year title in 2019, NBC Sports has confirmed.
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Darrell Wallace Jr.
U.S. Air Force to Continue Sponsorship
NASCAR Cup
December 14, 2018
The Air Force and Richard Petty Motorsports announced they will continue their 11th consecutive year of partnership together in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. The Air Force will continue to be a two-race primary sponsor of the famed No. 43 with driver Wallace Jr., as well as a major associate throughout the season, Richard Petty Motorsports PR reports.
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Daniel Hemric
To Drive No. 8 Next Season
NASCAR Cup
December 14, 2018
Hemric will carry a familiar number for his rookie season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019, driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The 27-year-old will continue the long tradition of Kannapolis, North Carolina, natives who have driven the No. 8 on the racetrack, Richard Childress Racing PR reports.
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Jamie McMurray
Becoming NASCAR Analyst
NASCAR Cup
December 12, 2018
Veteran NASCAR driver and 2010 DAYTONA 500 champion McMurray has landed his next full-time ride. McMurray joins FOX Sports for the 2019 season as a NASCAR analyst for NASCAR RACE HUB, the sport's most-watched daily show, and NASCAR RACEDAY, among other duties, FOX Sports reports.
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Denny Hamlin
Gets new crew chief
NASCAR Cup
December 6, 2018
Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Chris Gabehart will serve as crew chief on the No. 11 MENCS Toyota. Gabehart spent the past three seasons as a crew chief in JGR's Xfinity Series program, capturing a total of nine wins over that time, Joe Gibbs Racing PR reports.
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Brandon Jones
New Crew Chief Named
XFINITY Series
December 6, 2018
Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Jeff Meendering will return to the organization to fill the role vacated by Gabehart as crew chief on the No. 19 Xfinity Series with driver Jones. Joe Gibbs Racing PR reports.
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