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Promoted to Full-Time at MSR
Meyer Shank Racing has confirmed that Farnbacher and Trent Hindman will drive the No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 in next year's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Both drivers are stepping up to full-time positions after making sporadic appearances for MSR this season, sportscar365.com reports.
Joins Scuderia Corsa for 2019
Vilander will join Cooper MacNeil in Scuderia Corsa's Ferrari 488 GT3, as part of a GT Daytona class title attack in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Vilander, the reigning Blancpain GT World Challenge America champion, will return to full-time WeatherTech Championship competition in the WeatherTech-backed Ferrari, sportscar365.com reports.
Rumored to Team Joest
Confirmed with Paul Miller Racing
Paul Miller Racing will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with Sellers joined by Ryan Hardwick, who is set for his Lamborghini GT3 debut. The pair will share driving duties of the team's Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo alongside Corey Lewis for the Michelin Endurance Cup races, sportscar365.com reports.
Returns to Park Place Motorsports
Rolex 24 and Sebring Plans Announced
Former Indianapolis 500 winner Rossi will join Acura Team Penske for the Rolex 24 at Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the team announced Friday. Rossi will share the wheel of the No. 7 Acura ARX-05 with full-season drivers Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor, replacing Graham Rahal in the lineup for the opening two rounds of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, sportscar365.com reports.
SIgns with JDC-Miller Motorsports
Vautier will make the move to JDC-Miller Motorsports, having been confirmed as a full-season driver alongside Misha Goikhberg in the team's No. 85 Cadillac DPi-V.R for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, sportscar365.com reports.
Gets new crew chief
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.
New Crew Chief Named
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.
John Hunter Nemechek
Joins GMS Racing
GMS Racing announced that Nemechek will join the team for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Nemechek will be the driver of the No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro under the GMS Racing banner and will contend for the 2019 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors, GMS Racing PR reports.
Out at Hattori Racing
Signs with JD Motorsports
Koch has officially signed to drive the No. 4 car at JD Motorsports with Gary Keller for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity season with help from his company, FilterTime, JD Motorsports PR reports.
Heading to Chip Ganassi Racing
Full-Time Cup Series Ride
Obaika Racing is excited to announce that Berryhill will be the full-time driver of the No. 97 Toyota Camry for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Obaika Racing PR reports.
Wins 51st Snowball Derby
Moving to Xfinity Series
Kaulig Racing is eager to announce the development of a multi-year deal with 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion contender, Haley. Starting with the Xfinity Series season opener in Daytona, the 19-year-old Winamac, Indiana, native will be behind the wheel of the No. 11 Chevy Camaro, Kaulig Racing PR reports.
Confirmed Departure with Stewart Haas Racing
Finalizing Details with New Team
Most Popular Xfinity Series Driver
Part-Time Truck Series Deal
DGR-Crosley announced that they have added Decker to their driver development program for the 2019 season. Decker will run a select number of NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races as well as a combination of NASCAR K&N Pro Series and ARCA Racing Series events, DGR-Crosley Racing PR reports.
Truck Series Most Popular Driver
Switching to Nissan DPi
CORE autosport has reversed plans of returning to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a LMP2-spec car, announcing Friday a step up to the DPi class with a Nissan Onroak DPi. The Jon Bennett-owned team, which finished runner-up in the Prototype championship this season with Bennett and Braun at the wheel of an Oreca 07 Gibson, will continue to fight for overall wins but instead with the Ligier JS P217-based DPi car, sportscar365.com reports.
Not Returning to Paul Miller Racing
Snow will not return to Paul Miller Racing next year, it has been announced, with the 22-year-old set to take a step back from racing to focus on his family's business. It comes in the wake of Snow's IMSA-adjusted driver rating to Gold for 2019 following he and Bryan Sellers' GT Daytona class title in the team's Lamborghini Huracan GT3 this year, sportscar365.com reports.
Joining AIM Vasser Sullivan
Bell and Frankie Montecalvo will mount a full-season campaign in one of AIM Vasser Sullivan's Lexus RC F GT3 entries, the team announced on Thursday. The pairing, who teamed up for the Michelin Endurance Cup races in a Scuderia Corsa-run Ferrari 488 GT3, will make the switch to the newly formed Lexus organization for a season-long campaign in the GT Daytona class, sportscar365.com reports.
Racing with Starworks Motorsport
Starworks Motorsport will make its return to IMSA competition next year, having announced a full-season Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo entry for Dalziel. Parker Chase, meanwhile, has been confirmed for the four Michelin Endurance Cup races and potentially stepping in as the second full-season driver, sportscar365.com reports.