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NCWTS: ERIK JONES Back to His Day Job

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 5, 2015) – While the spotlight will shine extra bright on Erik Jones this weekend because he will be making his first official NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start Saturday, the talented youngster continues to remain focused on the primary goal he set at the beginning of the 2015 season; winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver’s championship. After...
Via On Pit Road
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Matt Tifft and Venturini Motorsports Riding Momentum as NASCAR Truck Series Visits Kansas

Concord, NC (May 5, 2015) – Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) driver Matt Tifft and Venturini Motorsports (VMS) will reunite for their third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) effort this weekend in the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway. The early season NCWTS pairing between Tifft and VMS continues to build momentum. Tifft finished ninth at Martinsville Speedway in his VMS...
Via On Pit Road
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: JUSTIN BOSTON Ready to Return to Racing at Kansas

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 5, 2015) – Coming off a nearly six-week hiatus in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule, Justin Boston is looking to pick up where he left off at Martinsville Speedway back in March. Boston earned his first career top-10 finish in the Truck Series, which helped him improve five positions to 13th in the driver point standings. He intends to keep that...
Via On Pit Road
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Tifft and Venturini Motorsports Riding Momentum as NASCAR Truck Series Visits Kansas

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) driver Matt Tifft and Venturini Motorsports (VMS) will reunite for their third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) effort this weekend in the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway. The early season NCWTS pairing between Tifft and VMS continues to build momentum. Tifft finished ninth at Martinsville Speedway in his VMS prepared Toyota Tundra and claimed...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Erik Jones Keeping His ‘Nose’ Clean

As 18-year-old Erik Jones takes over the driving duties of the No. 18 M&M’s Red Nose Day Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) this weekend at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, the goal will be simple – to keep his “nose” clean. The No. 18 M&M’s Toyota will have a special Red Nose Day paint scheme at Kansas and Jones is hoping to have a solid day in his first official...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Sprint Cup Series Entry list for Spongebob Squarepants 400

The racing at Kansas Speedway will not be quite as tight as it was a week ago at Talladega but the action should still keep fans on the edge of their seats come Saturday night. Winning this race last season was Kyle Busch. Taking the wheel of the No. 18 Toyota Camry in this race will be Erik Jones who makes his first career start in the Cup Series. Sprint Cup Series Entry List...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Erik Jones only in the No. 18 for Kansas?

David Ragan’s run in the No. 18 Toyota Camry came to an end on Sunday at Talladega. Ragan now moves onto the seat of the No. 55 Toyota Camry at Michael Waltrip Racing which leaves Erik Jones assuming the seat of the Joe Gibbs Racing machine. With Jones getting behind the wheel of the No. 18 car at Kansas many assumed he was the preferred driver of JGR until Kyle Busch could return...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Winners and Losers – Talladega Edition

Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/HHP Posted by: Dave Thompson, follow @phillyfan17 May 4, 2015 Winners Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Earnhardt Jr. started off fourth and stayed up in the front pack for nearly the entire race en route to his first victory of 2015. In the last few laps, he had debris stuck on his grille, which caused the engine temperatures to rise and gauges flashing...
Via Motor Racing Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ARCA driver Brad Smith has surgery on both ankles

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) ARCA driver Brad Smith underwent surgery on both of his ankles following a crash at Talladega Superspeedway. Smith was injured late in Friday's race when another car spun in front of him. He tried to drive through the accident scene but struck the other car, and the contact sent him directly into an inside wall. Smith eventually was able to climb from his car...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ragan ready to move again

David Ragan's tenure in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota comes to an end with the GEICO 500 and he'll be moving onto his third team in 11 races -- "a little weird, for sure," he acknowledged -- when the Sprint Cup schedule resumes at Kansas Speedway on May 9. Ragan, who began the season with Front Row Motorsports, was enlisted by JGR as a substitute for the injured Kyle Busch....
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Keeping up with the Jones

Erik Jones, who will not turn 19 until later this month, said he's on a tentative schedule that will find him in 46 races this season, among Sprint Cup, XFINITY and the Camping World Truck Series. Jones will make his first Sprint Cup start next week at Kansas in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota, though he drove in relief of Denny Hamlin in the Cup race at Bristol on April 19. He...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Jones ready to make first Sprint Cup start for JGR at Kansas

When Denny Hamlin suffered neck spasms two weeks ago at Bristol Motor Speedway, 18-year-old Erik Jones was thrust into his first NACAR Sprint Cup Series start unexpectedly. Next weekend at Kansas Speedway, Jones will have the entire weekend to practice and prepare for his first official Sprint Cup start. Jones will climb behind the wheel of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, filling...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Erik Jones to Pilot the No. 18 M&M’S® Toyota Camry Starting at Kansas Speedway

18-Year-Old Byron, Michigan Native to Make First NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Start Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today that Erik Jones will fill in for Kyle Busch in the No. 18 M&M’S Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) starting at Kansas Speedway on May 9, 2015. This will mark the 18-year-old Byron, Michigan native’s first official NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...
Via On Pit Road
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Erik Jones to Start Driving No. 18 Camry Beginning at Kansas Speedway

Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Thursday, April 30 that Erik Jones will begin driving the No. 18 Camry starting at Kansas Speedway on May 9. The race at Kansas will mark the 18-year-old’s first official first career start. “I’m pretty excited and grateful for the opportunity to drive the No. 18 M&M’S Toyota Camry in the Sprint Cup Series and make my debut for Joe Gibbs Racing...
Via Rubbings Racing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

An Interview with Atlanta Motor Speedway President and General Manager Ed Clark

Photo Credit:(HHP/Andrew Coppley) Posted by: Sandy Terronez    Follow on Twitter at @SandyTerronez April 30, 2015 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Atlanta Georgia I was able to sit down and interview the President and General Manager of Atlanta Motor Speedway, Ed Clark, before the FOLDS OF HONOR QUICKTRIP 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  Ed Clark has been at Atlanta Motor Speedway since...
Via Motor Racing Digest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Jones to Make Sprint Cup Series Debut at Kansas

Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday that Erik Jones will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut next Saturday in the Spongebob Squarepants 400 at the Kansas Speedway. Jones will pilot the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry as Kyle Busch continues to heal after an accident at the Daytona International Speedway nearly three months ago. “I’m pretty excited and grateful for the opportunity...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Jones to drive No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota beginning at Kansas

As widely anticipated, Joe Gibbs Racing has tapped 18-year-old Erik Jones to drive the No. 18 Toyota beginning with next weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. The organization made the announcement on Thursday morning. Jones, a full-time Camping World Truck Series driver for Kyle Busch Motorsports and part-time XFINITY Series driver for JGR, replaces David Ragan...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Jones to Pilot No. 18 M&M's Toyota Camry Starting at Kansas Speedway

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR)  announced today that Erik Jones will fill in for Kyle Busch in the No. 18 M&M’S Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) starting at Kansas Speedway on May 9, 2015. This will mark the 18-year-old Byron, Michigan native’s first official NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start.   “I’m pretty excited and grateful for the opportunity to drive...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Round Table Discussion: Breaking Down the Mid-Year ‘Silly Season’ with Joe Gibbs Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing

This NASCAR season has been everything but ordinary. Over the past three months, there have been multiple drivers to miss time due to medical issues, and teams have acted like they are in the MLB or NFL. Trading drivers seems rather far-fetched, but that is what has occurred in the NASCAR world in 2015. Following Kyle Busch’s hard wreck at Daytona, where he hit an area of the inside...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Erik Jones Likely Ready To Move Up To Sprint Cup Seat Filling In For Kyle Busch/David Ragan

Michael Waltrip Racing announced on Tuesday morning that they’ve signed David Ragan to race the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota for the remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Ragan, will...
Via Race Review Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

France favors giving Kyle Busch a break in Chase

NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France couldn't have been more emphatic when he met with the Associated Press Sports Editors on Thursday in New York. Safety remains the sanctioning body's top priority, France said, and with that assertion came a ray of hope for Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch, who was sidelined at Daytona International Speedway in February after a crash that broke...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR CEO says he'd like to make room for Busch in Chase

NEW YORK (AP) NASCAR chairman Brian France isn't sure if Kyle Busch will be granted a waiver to be part of the championship chase when he returns from injury, but said Thursday the sanctioning body would like to ''accommodate'' him. Busch broke his right leg and left foot in a crash into a concrete wall in the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway the day before...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS/NCWTS: Kansas Speedway Announces Safety Upgrades

Following an internal review conducted by the International Speedway Corporation with NASCAR, Kansas Speedway will be making some safety upgrades. The track is installing two sand barrels at the leading edge of the pit-road exit, an additional tire pack at pit-road entrance, and interior walls along turn two and three will be extended before the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series...
Via On Pit Road
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kansas Speedway Announces Safety Upgrades

Following an internal review conducted by the International Speedway Corporation with NASCAR, Kansas Speedway will be making some safety upgrades. The track is installing two sand barrels at the leading edge of the pit-road exit, an additional tire pack at pit-road entrance, and interior walls along turn two and three will be extended before the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series...
Via Rubbings Racing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering the night Kyle Busch earned wrath of Junior Nation

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Richmond International Raceway for Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400 (7 p.m. ET, FOX), we look back on the highly contentious finish to the spring 2008 race at the popular Virginia short track. Racing hard for the lead in the closing laps, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch collided, with Junior's No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet spinning...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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