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.
Todd Bodine dominated the Camping World Truck Series’ Nashville 200 at Nashville Superspeedway, leading 91 0f 150 laps. The win increased Bodine’s points lead to 174 over second-place Aric Almirola.
NASCAR issued penalties to JR Motorsports’ No. 88 Nationwide Series team for infractions found at O’Reilly Raceway Park. The team violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20A-12.3T (unapproved left front shock [...]
Ron Hornaday snapped a 22-race winless streak by picking up his fourth career win at O’Reilly Raceway Park by winning the AAA Insurance 200. Hornaday led 129 laps and had a half-straightaway lead over Kyle Busch when he took the checkered flag.
Austin Dillon earned his first career Camping World Truck Series win by dominating the Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa Speedway. Dillon led 187 of 205 laps, and easily held off Johnny Sauter during the green-white-checkered finish.