Penske Racing announced that Hertz will sponsor the No. 22 Sprint Cup Series team and driver Joey Logano for seven Nationwide Series races in 2013 as part of a three-year deal. Related Story It’s Official: Logano To Join Penske Racing In 2013
Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Matt Kenseth will drive the No. 18 Reser’s Fine Food Toyota in five Nationwide Series races in 2013. In 248 starts in the series, Kenseth has 26 wins, 118 Top 5s, and 168 Top 10s. Kenseth will drive in the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway, the O’Reilly Auto [...]
Nelson Piquet Jr will move to the Nationwide Series full time in 2013, according to Godfather Motorsports. Piquet will drive a Chevy fielded by Turner Scott Motorsports. Piquet finished seventh in the Camping World Truck Series standings, with two wins, nine Top 5s, and 15 Top 10s. Piquet also made two Nationwide starts last season, [...]
Austin Dillon will move to the Sprint Cup Series full time in 2014, according to AutoWeek. Dillon is slated to run in the Nationwide Series full time this year before making the move in 2014. The plan seems to be to run Dillon in six to eight, possibly more, Cup races this season to prepare [...]
In 2013, NASCAR will begin using a new track drying procedure that should significantly shorten track-drying times, NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said via Motor Racing Network. France set a goal for the Research and Development Center to improve drying times by 80 percent. France said: We engaged third-party help and we’ll have it [...]
Danica Patrick is expected to drive 10 Nationwide Series races for Turner Motorsports in 2013, according to sources. GoDaddy.com is expected to sponsor the car. Richard Childress Racing expressed an interest in running Patrick in some N’Wide races, but Patrick’s management team preferred to run with Turner because Turner uses Hendrick-prepared Chevys, which are similar [...]
James Buescher will return to Turner Motorsports in 2013. But, he’s not sure which series he will run, according to the Sporting News.
Rumor has it that Kyle Busch Motorsports is expected to announce that Parker Kligerman will drive for the team full time in the Nationwide Series in 2013. Kligerman drove for Penske Racing in the Nationwide Series before being released in favor of Ryan Blaney. He drove for Brad Keselowski Racing in the Camping World Truck [...]
Brian Scott will drive Richard Childress Racing’s No. 2 Nationwide Series entry, according to GodfatherMotorsports.com.
Penske Racing has signed veteran crew chief Greg Erwin to serve as crew chief for Sam Hornish Jr and the No. 12 Nationwide Series team. Erwin most recently served as crew chief for Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 team. Hornish finished fourth in the Nationwide Series standings, with 10 top 5 s and 22 top [...]