Brad Keselowski earned his third Nationwide Series race of the season and the 15th of his career by winning the Dollar General 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Ron Fellows will drive the No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevy in the Zippo 200 Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International. He will also drive the the No. 36 Golden Corral Chevy for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen Sprint Cup Series race at the road course.
JR Motorsports will honor the U.S. Armed Forces with a tribute paint scheme on the team’s No. 7 Chevrolet in this weekend’s 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway. The “We Salute You” JR Motorsports Chevrolet will be piloted by Josh Wise.
Jimmie Johnson’s race-winning pass of Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon touched off a mini firestorm on Twitter about whether or not Johnson should have received a penalty for his tires being on the yellow line.
NASCAR issued penalties to Billy Ballew Motorsports’ No. 51, driven by Aric Almirola, for infractions found during last weekend’s Mountain Dew 250 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Kasey Kahne has been released from Richard Petty Motorsports effective immediately, and Aric Almorila will drive the No. 9 Ford at this weekend’s Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
JR Motorsports announced that TaxSlayer has signed on to sponsor the team’s Nationwide Series entries for nine races in 2011.
Kyle Busch followed up his historic Bristol weekend with another NASCAR victory, winning the Camping World Truck Series’ EnjoyIllinois.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway.
JR Motorsports announced that Aric Almirola has signed a multi-year deal to drive the team’s No. 88 Nationwide Series Chevy for 2011. He is slated to take over the car full time in 2011, but could appear in some Nationwide Series races later this season.
The NASCAR Insiders are reporting that Aric Almirola’s name has been mentioned as a potential candidate for one of Richard Petty Motorsports’ Fords next season.