IndyCar driver Graham Rahal doesn’t expect to participate in the season opener next month. As a result, he is set to meet with NASCAR officials about a potential ride in NASCAR, according to the Indianapolis Star via Jayski.
NASCAR has indefinitely suspended Kenneth Luna, a crew member for R3 Motorsports’ No. 23 Nationwide team for violating the substance abuse policy, according to Jayski. Luna was a gas runner and second can man on race day.
McDonalds has signed on to sponsor Earnhardt Ganassi Racing’s No. 1 Chevy and driver Jamie McMurray for11 races this season, according to ESPN. The deal is said to not have been the result of McMurray’s win in the Daytona 500.
Drew Blickensderfer will replace Mike Kelley as crew chief for Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 60 Nationwide Series team and driver Carl Edwards. Kelley will become competition director for RFR’s Nationwide program. Blickensderfer was Edwards’ crew chief in the Nationwide Series in 2008, where together they finished second in points, wnning seven times. Blickensderfer was recently [...]
FoxSports is reporting that NASCAR has confiscated Prism Motorsports’ No. 66 Toyota. The car will not be returned until after qualifying for this weekend’s Las Vegas race. PM is operating on a shoestring budget, meaning they do not have another race-ready car. Thus, they will not be able to field the No. 66 this weekend. As a [...]
Good fortune smiled on Jimmie Johnson, as it usually does, when he inhereted the lead by being on pit road when the caution came out during the closing laps of the Auto Club 500. He then held off a hard-charging Kevin Harvick during the final 20 laps to win the race.
The only way to steal some headlines from Danica Patrick, who finished 31st in her first full Nationwide race, was for a few drivers to create an exciting finish. Joey Logano, Greg Biffle, Brad Keselowski, and Kyle Busch decided to do just that with Busch stealing the victory.
Jamie McMurray followed up his big Daytona 500 win with a pole for the Auto Club 5oo. Juan Pablo Montoya will start second, creating an all Earnhardt Ganassi Racing front row. See the rest of the lineup here.
Veteran crew chief Todd Parrott will replace Drew Blickensderfer as crew chief for Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 17 and driver Matt Kenseth, effective immediately. Parrott will serve as crew chief for this weekend’s race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.
Suave Men will sponsor JR Motorsports’ No. 88 car and driver Kelly Bires, for two Nationwider Series races this season, the April race at Nashville Superspeedway and the July race at Chicagoland Speedway. The deal, further extends the partnership between JRM and Unilever, Suave’s parent company. Unilever brands, Ragu, and Hellmans, also sponsor the team.