Jimmie Johnson Fastest In Crash Filled Opening Roval Practice

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CONCORD, N.C. – Chris Trotman/Getty Images Photo – Jimmie Johnson saved his fastest lap for the very end of today’s opening practice for Sunday’s Bank Of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Johnson turned a lap of 103.152 MPH to set his Ally Chevrolet atop the scoring pylon. The practice was halted numerous times for spins and crashes.  Denny …

Menard Retiring, DiBenedetto To Join Wood Brothers Racing In 2020

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STUART, VA  – Photo Courtesy Stacy Revere/Getty Images — Wood Brothers Racing, the oldest active NASCAR team and one of the winningest teams in series history, announced today that driver Paul Menard will transition from full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) racing after the 2019 season. Matt DiBenedetto will join the team next season and will race the iconic …

RADIO: Motorsports Madness – Debates: Joey Logano, Hallie Deegan

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In this lively episode of Motorsports Madness, Murdock has restart issues, the group reviews Michigan, debates Joey Logano restart move and Jacob tees off on Hallie Deegan’s third bump and run in three winning efforts.

Brenda Jackson, Mother Of Dale Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller, Passes Away

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. —  JR Motorsports announced Monday afternoon that Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died at age 65 following a battle with cancer. Jackson joined her son’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race team as an accounting specialist in 2004. Her sarcastic sense of humor injected a brand of humor at JR Motorsports that became …

Raceday Roundup: Sunshine, Warmth, and Unknowns

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ATLANTA, Ga. — Photo Courtesy Chris Murdock — The good news from Atlanta Motor Speedway on this raceday morning is that the sun is shining brightly and there is hardly a cloud in the sky.  Temperatures are expected to climb into the 60’s by the time the green flag drops on the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.  This, after two …

PENALTY: DGR Crosley Assessed With Level 6 Penalty For KNPSE Testing Violation

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Car owner (David Gilliland) has been fined $5,000; a loss of 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship Car Owner points for the 2019 NKNPSE Season; has been suspended from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East until the completion of the third NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event; and placed on NASCAR Probation through December 31, 2019. …

McMurray To Race In Daytona 500 With Chip Ganassi Racing, Spire Motorsports

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CONCORD, N.C. — Parade.com Photo –Spire Motorsports, through a partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR), announced today that 2010 Daytona 500 Champion Jamie McMurray will drive the No. 40 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for the 2019 Daytona 500. McMurray will be making his 17th start in the “Great American Race”, when the Daytona 500 kicks-off the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

Gus Dean Teams With Young’s Motorsports For 2019 Truck Campaign

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two-time ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards winner Gus Dean (@GusDean) will join Young’s Motorsports full-time for the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) season, the Mooresville, N.C.-based team announced on Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte. Dean, a native of Bluffton, S.C., will compete for Rookie of the Year honors in the …

Hattori Racing Teams With Austin Hill For 2019 NGOTS Campaign

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Team HRE Photo –  Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE) team owner Shige Hattori announced today that the organization is pleased to welcome Austin Hill to drive the No. 16 Toyota Tundra in 2019. Hill, a native of Winston, Georgia, joins HRE’s team, led by crew chief Scott Zipadelli, to compete for the organization’s second consecutive NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck …

StarCom Racing Acquires RCR Charter, Cassill For 2019 Season

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SALISBURY, N.C. — Daniel Shirey / Getty Images North America Photo — StarCom Racing announced this morning that it has upped its ante for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season by acquiring a charter from Richard Childress Racing and hiring Landon Cassill to pilot the team’s No. 00 Chevrolet for all 36 races in the coming season. Team …

Jamie McMurray Joins Fox Sports Team As NASCAR Analyst For 2019

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Parade.com Photo — Jamie McMurray, recently replaced in Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 1 Chevy by fellow NASCAR veteran Kurt Busch, has traded his driving gear for a microphone and inner-ear monitor as he joins the Fox Sports broadcast team as a NASCAR studio analyst for 2019. McMurray spent some time in the studio as part of Fox’s …