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TUDOR Championship: Joey Hand joins Chip Ganassi Racing

After two seasons in DTM, Joey Hand will return to racing full-time in North America next year, having joined Chip Ganassi Racing and Ford for its factory assault on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The 35-year-old Californian was confirmed Tuesday to partner Scott Pruett in the No. 01 Riley-Ford, which will carry primary sponsorship from Ford EcoBoost following the departure...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Charlie Kimball, Novo Nordisk Sign Multi-Year Contract With Chip Ganassi Racing Teams

INDIANAPOLIS — Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Thursday, December 12th that Charlie Kimball and Novo Nordisk will return for their fifth season after inking a multi-year deal. “I am really excited to continue to be a part of this great partnership with Novo Nordisk and Chip Ganassi Racing,” Kimball said. “The relationships we’ve built over the past four years, both on and...
Via Rubbings Racing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ganassi, Rojas part ways following difficult 2014 campaign

Memo Rojas will not return to Chip Ganassi Racing for next year's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the team having ended its relationship with him following a challenging 2014 season. Additionally, Rojas' Scuderia Telmex (Telcel) funding will not return to the team either in 2015. Rojas spent eight years with CGR and together with co-driver Scott Pruett, scored 30 wins, four...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Chip Ganassi Racing and Harry Scott Jr. Form Team

CONCORD, N.C. – Chip Ganassi and Harry Scott Jr. announced Thursday that the two will pair up to run a full-time entry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2015. The cars will be built from the Chip Ganassi Racing shop. “The HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi partnership formalizes a relationship that has been in the making for a couple of years,” said Harry Scott Jr.  This is a...
Via Rubbings Racing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ganassi and Harry Scott to field 1 Xfinity entry

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Chip Ganassi and Harry Scott Jr. have teamed to field one car in NASCAR's Xfinity Series next season. The entry will be run by Chip Ganassi Racing and will race under the name HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi. The No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro will be shared by Kyle Larson, the reigning Sprint Cup Series rookie of the year, and Dylan Kwasniewski, who just finished...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Ganassi Partners with Harry Scott to Form HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for 2015

Chip Ganassi and Harry Scott, Jr. announced today that they have joined forces to field a one-car NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) entry beginning in 2015.  The entry will be run from the Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates team shop in Concord, NC and will race under the team name, HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi. The HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

BURTON’S BID FOR TALLADEGA VICTORY COMES UP SHORT

Talladega, Ala. (October 18, 2014) – Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Express Toyota Tundra, entered the ninth annual fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway hoping to play spoiler and earn his first victory of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. After running inside the top-15 for the majority of the day, Burton lost drafting help on the final lap relegating...
Via On Pit Road
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Burton's bid for Talladega victory comes up short

Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Express Toyota Tundra, entered the ninth annual fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway hoping to play spoiler and earn his first victory of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. After running inside the top-15 for the majority of the day, Burton lost drafting help on the final lap relegating the Estes driver to a 16th-place finish...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Peters holds on for Truck Series win in wild race at Talladega

Holding off all challengers in a race that went four-wide on the final two laps, Timothy Peters won the Fred's 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway. Peters arrived at the finish line .143 seconds ahead of second-place starter and finisher Tayler Malsam. Spencer Gallagher ran third, followed by Tyler Reddick and Ryan Blaney, who trimmed...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Timothy Peters survives wild day to win 'Dega truck race

Timothy Peters used a last-lap shove from Tayler Malsam to power ahead of Ryan Blaney and win Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Malsam crossed the finish line second, followed by Spencer Gallagher, pole winner Tyler Reddick and Brad Keselowski Racing teammate Blaney. As is typical of races at Talladega, there was no shortage of excitement...
Via Fox Sports
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Friends could be beneficial come Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway

This is going to be a very wild race this weekend. Four cars will be eliminated from the Chase Sunday afternoon when the checkered flag falls. I was looking at the entries for the race and it looks like Ford is coming loaded for bear. They've got Ryan Blaney scheduled to be in this race along with Trevor Bayne in the Wood Brothers car. They could either end up helping Carl Edwards...
Via Fox Sports
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

EXCLUSIVE: Rick Hendrick talks about a season on the brink

Nobody has more skin in the game in Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway than NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, who potentially has the most to gain in the race and definitely has the most to lose, too. And in an exclusive interview with FOXSports.com, Hendrick made it clear that he has qualms about the new-for-2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format. "It just seems to...
Via Fox Sports
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Elliott Boosts Points Lead With Top-10 Run at Charlotte

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet, finished eighth in Friday night’s Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Elliott increased his lead to 42 points over JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings with only three races to go.  Race winner Brad Keselowski led a total of 22 laps en route to his fourth Nationwide...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Keselowski grabs Nationwide Series victory at Charlotte

In the closing laps of Friday night’s Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with an air of inevitability, Brad Keselowski tracked down teammate Ryan Blaney and made the pass for the win on Lap 187 of 200. With frequent cautions giving crew chiefs multiple options and scrambling tire strategies, Keselowski had four fresh tires for the restart on Lap 182. It was simply...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Chase Elliott, the Epitome of Class and Talent as he Closes in on Record Setting Championship

Chase Elliott stretched his points lead over teammate, Regan Smith, Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Drive for the Cure 300. Only three races remain in the NASCAR Nationwide Series season, and Elliott now has a solid 42 point lead in the championship standings. What makes this story even more impressive is the fact that last year Elliott appeared, for a short period of time...
Via On Pit Road
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NNS: Brad Keselowski Grabs Nationwide Series Victory At Charlotte

October 10, 2014   In the closing laps of Friday night’s Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with an air of inevitability, Brad Keselowski tracked down teammate Ryan Blaney and made the pass for the win on Lap 187 of 200. With frequent cautions giving crew chiefs multiple options and scrambling tire strategies, Keselowski had four fresh tires for the restart...
Via On Pit Road
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott leads Nationwide Series points after Charlotte, full standings

Chase Elliott will leave yet another track as the points leader in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The driver of the No. 9 Napa Chevrolet Camaro appears to be on his way to a Nationwide Series title in his rookie season. Elliott entered Friday’s race 38 points ahead of teammate Regan Smith and will leave with a 42 point advantage. WINNER: xxxx wins at Charlotte, full Nationwide...
Via Tireball.com
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Keselowksi wins Nationwide race at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Brad Keselowski passed teammate Ryan Blaney with 12 laps to go to win the Nationwide Series race Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Keselowski passed Blaney on the outside on the straightaway and cruised to his fourth victory in nine starts this year and 31st Nationwide Series win of his career. Kyle Busch, who was won a record 69 races in the series, finished...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NNS: Ty Dillon Takes Hit in Nationwide Point Standings

CONCORD, N.C. — Ty Dillon entered the night third in the point standings trailing the leader, Chase Elliott, by 40 points. In the second major wreck of the Drive For The Cure 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Ty Dillon was involved in a six-car accident that brought out the red flag. On lap 74, the red flag flew following an accident that included...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Keselowski KO: Rest of NNS field can't catch BK at Charlotte

Brad Keselowski made a late pass of Team Penske teammate Ryan Blaney and then held off the rest of the field in the closing laps to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday night.  It was Keselowski's fourth win in nine NNS starts in the No. 22 Ford this season.
Via Fox Sports
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott wins Nationwide Series pole at Charlotte, full qualifying results

Chase Elliott will lead the NASCAR Nationwide Series to the green flag for Saturday nights race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 9 Napa Chevrolet Camaro will be joined by Matt Kenseth on the front row for the start of the Drive for the Cure 300. ESPN2 will have coverage of the race beginning at 7:30 pm ET. The green flag for the Drive for the Cure 300 will wave...
Via Tireball.com
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Win-Tron Racing Signs Suarez for Talladega

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Win-Tron Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing announced Friday that Daniel Suarez will pilot the No. 35 ARRIS Toyota Tundra next weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway. Suarez, who is moving over to the Nationwide Series full-time for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015, plans to use this opportunity to get him adapted to the restrictor-plate racing. The Fred’s 250 will serve...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Win-Tron Racing Adds Daniel Suarez To Driver Lineup At Talladega

Win-Tron Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing announced today that Monterrey, Mexico native Daniel Suarez (@dnlsuarez) will drive the No. 35 ARRIS Toyota Tundra next weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in the freds’ 250 powered by Coca-Cola. Suarez, currently competing full time for Escuderia TELMEX in the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series, will utilize his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NNS: Drive for the Cure 300 Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Preview

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — As the NASCAR Nationwide Series heads home to Charlotte for the Drive for the Cure 300 Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Regan Smith and Ty Dillon feel the pressure now more than anything. Both drivers are chasing rookie Chase Elliott in the standings by 38 and 40 points, respectively, with just four more races remaining this season. Elliott...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Gibbs Racing FanFest This Friday, October 10 From 9 AM to 1 PM

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Fall FanFest will be held this Friday, October 10 from 9 AM to 1 PM at its team headquarters in Huntersville, NC. JGR drivers Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Elliott Sadler, Darrell Wallace, Jr., and Daniel Suarez are all scheduled to sign autographs at staggered times throughout the morning. In order to receive an autograph, fans must have a wristband...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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