November 2018 Articles (23)

Chase Elliott named 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Most Popular Driver

During the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards event in Las Vegas on Thursday night, Elliott was named the winner of the 2018 National Motorsports Press Association’s Most Popular Driver award.

This was the 28th consecutive year a member of the Earnhardt or Elliott family has won the award,…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 29, 2018 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Danny Stockman to take over as Austin Dillon’s Cup crew chief

Danny Stockman will crew chief Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 Cup Chevrolet in 2019, taking the place of Justin Alexander, NBC Sports confirmed.

Stockman will be reunited with Austin Dillon after the duo won the Camping World…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 26, 2018 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Rick Crawford sentenced in Florida court

Rick Crawford, who competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 1997 until 2013 making 336 starts and scoring five wins, was sentenced to 130 months in jail and was also fined $5,000 during a hearing on Monday.

Crawford was arrested after he engaged in email and text communications between Feb. 10 and Feb. 28 earlier…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 26, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Joey Logano beats Truex to win 2018 NASCAR Cup Series title

Logano passed leader Martin Truex Jr. with 12 of 267 laps remaining and held on to win Sunday’s Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, capturing his first career series championship.

The win was the third of the season for Logano, who was overshadowed much of the year by his fellow title contenders Truex, Kevin Harvick and Kyle…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 18, 2018 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Tyler Reddick takes Xfinity title with surprise win at Homestead

Reddick began the year with a victory in the season-opener at Daytona and didn’t win again until Saturday night’s season finale Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 17, 2018 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Brett Moffitt wins Homestead and first Truck championship

Moffitt held off Grant Enfinger to win Friday night’s Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and with the victory claimed the 2018 Camping World Truck Series championship.

The title is the first for Moffitt and first for Hattori Racing Enterprises. The win was Moffitt’s sixth victory of the season, and seventh of his…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 16, 2018 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Denny Hamlin will have a new crew chief in 2019

Denny Hamlin announced Friday on Twitter that he and crew chief Mike Wheeler will part after this season.

Hamlin did not state who his crew chief will be in 2019.

Wheeler, who was hand-picked by Hamlin, has been…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 16, 2018 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Harrison Burton to run full Truck schedule with KBM in 2019

Burton, the 18-year-old son of former NASACAR Cup driver and current NBC Sports broadcaster, Jeff Burton, will compete full-time next season in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series season for Kyle Busch Motorsports.…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 15, 2018 at 8:48am — 1 Comment

NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson dies at 83

Three-time NASCAR champion David Pearson died Monday. He was 83.

Pearson’s 105 Cup Series wins rank second to only Richard Petty among NASCAR drivers. Pearson was known as Petty’s greatest challenger in the 1960s…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 12, 2018 at 7:54pm — 1 Comment

Cole Whitt retires aged 27

The 2008 USAC National Midget champion Cole Whitt has hung up his helmet after 242 NASCAR races including 161 in the Monster Energy Cup Series.

The 27-year-old from San Diego, CA, had warned TriStar Motorsport preseason that he wanted to throttle back on his commitments, resulting in him making just 13 starts this year in the #72 car he shared with Corey LaJoie.…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 12, 2018 at 5:59pm — No Comments

NASCAR offers to acquire ISC shares in bid to combine companies

NASCAR announced Friday it had made a non-binding offer to acquire outstanding shares of International Speedway Corp.

The goal, according to a news release, is to combine ISC and NASCAR as one privately run group of companies run entirely by the France family.…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 11, 2018 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Kyle Busch beats Keselowski for Phoenix win in chaotic race

Busch held off a furious challenge from Brad Keselowski to win Sunday’s Can-AM 500 at ISM Raceway, picking up his eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season, tying him for the series lead with Kevin Harvick.

The win is the 51st of Busch’s career and his…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 11, 2018 at 6:21pm — 1 Comment

Christopher Bell wins at Phoenix to clinch spot in Xfinity title race

Facing a must-win situation, Christopher Bell did just that, winning Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at ISM Raceway to clinch a spot in the Championship 4 at Miami.

Bell entered the race 34 points out from the final transfer spot. He started 38th after his No. 20 Toyota did not get through inspection in time to qualify.

The rookie marched through the field and…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 10, 2018 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Jeffrey Earnhardt lands nine-race Xfinity deal with Joe Gibbs Racing

The grandson of the late seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Dale Earnhardt Sr., Jeffrey will compete in nine Xfinity Series races in 2019 with Joe Gibbs Racing, driving the No. 18 Toyota.…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 10, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Chip Ganassi Racing signs Ross Chastain to drive No. 42 Xfinity car in 2019

Chip Ganassi Racing announced that Ross Chastain will drive its No. 42 Xfinity car in 2019. DC Solar will be the sponsor.

“Make no mistake about it, I think everybody on the team has agreed to put him in the car because we think he can win races and championships,” car owner Chip Ganassi said Friday at ISM Raceway.

Chastain drove three races for the No. 42 team…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 9, 2018 at 6:37pm — No Comments

NASCAR: Harvick infraction "as black and white as it gets"

NASCAR Senior Vice President of Competition Scott Miller explains the massive penalty levied against the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team of Kevin Harvick ahead of the penultimate race of the season.

With a dominant victory at Texas Motor Speedway, Harvick secured his place into the Championship 4 at Homestead.



Added by Eddie Lopes on November 8, 2018 at 5:53pm — No Comments

JGR confirms Martin Truex Jr. and Cole Pearn for 2019 season

With Furniture Row Racing shutting down at season's end, reigning series champion Martin Truex Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn have been confirmed to be joining Joe Gibbs Racing in 2019.

Truex will replace Daniel Suarez behind the wheel of the No. 19 Toyota Camry, formerly driven by Carl Edwards before his abrupt retirement…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 8, 2018 at 7:36am — 1 Comment

Harvick stripped of locked-in finale spot over illegal spoiler

Kevin Harvick has lost his locked-in status for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finale in Miami, and will be without his crew chief and car chief for the rest of the season.

NASCAR on Wednesday assessed Harvick and the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team an L1 penalty after finding an unapproved spoiler on the car following its inspection this week at NASCAR’s R&D Center in Concord, N.C.…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 7, 2018 at 8:54pm — 1 Comment

Kevin Harvick fends off Blaney in overtime to win at Texas

Harvick held off Ryan Blaney in a two-lap overtime to the win Sunday’s AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, repeating his victory in this race of a year ago.

The win is Harvick’s eighth this season and 45th of his career.

Harvick will now join Joey Logano as two of the four drivers who will compete for the 2018 series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway in two weeks.

"I'm just really, really proud of…


Added by Eddie Lopes on November 4, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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