Eddie Lopes's Articles – June 2021 Archive (12)

Dale Jr. says Next Gen car could make Xfinity racing more expensive than Cup racing

Dale Earnhardt Jr is an owner in the NASCAR Xfinity Series via JR Motorsports. For years, he and Kelley Earnhardt have stated the team has no intentions to go racing in the NASCAR Cup Series.

The team opened in 2005. They’ve collected three drivers’ championship along the way in 2014, 2017 and again in 2018.

JR Motorsports has ties with…


Added by Eddie Lopes on June 30, 2021 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Chip Ganassi sells entire NASCAR team to Trackhouse Racing

When Justin Marks announced the formation of the Trackhouse Racing Team in October of 2020, he promised to be a disruptive and courageous new force in NASCAR. That vision continued on Wednesday with the announcement that the Trackhouse Entertainment Group will expand its NASCAR Cup Series team by acquiring Chip Ganassi Racing’s NASCAR…


Added by Eddie Lopes on June 30, 2021 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Penske crew chief Todd Gordon to retire at season's end

Team Penske crew chief Todd Gordon is stepping away from his role following the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.

Gordon made the abrupt announcement on Monday morning on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, saying he had made “a family decision that this will be my last year sitting on the pit box.”

Gordon, who won the 2018…


Added by Eddie Lopes on June 28, 2021 at 11:09am — No Comments

Kyle Busch loses clutch, stretches fuel to claim Pocono win

With a shifter stuck in fourth gear and a car quickly running out of fuel, Kyle Busch survived to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.

At one point in the race, Busch was dejected and ready to call it a day but he and his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing persevered, utilizing a fuel-mileage strategy that…


Added by Eddie Lopes on June 27, 2021 at 6:57pm — 1 Comment

Bowman wins Pocono in dramatic finish as Larson blows tire

Larson had worked furiously late in the race to get around Bowman, who had grabbed the lead on a restart on Lap 112 of 130.

Larson finally got around Bowman with four laps remaining and appeared to be on his way to his fifth win of the 2021 season when he suddenly slowed exiting Turn 2 of the final lap with a flat left-front…


Added by Eddie Lopes on June 26, 2021 at 6:40pm — 1 Comment

NASCAR Hall of Famer Jack Ingram dies at age 84

Ingram won three championships (1972-74) and 286 races in the Late Model Sportsman division, the precursor to today’s Xfinity Series. He won 31 races, five poles and two more championships (1982 and 1985) after the Sportsman series became the Busch (now Xfinity) Series.

Unlike many of the Xfinity Series’ full-time drivers today, generally…


Added by Eddie Lopes on June 25, 2021 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Jeff Gordon to be vice chairman at Hendrick, leaves FOX Sports

The NASCAR Hall of Famer became an analyst for NASCAR on FOX in 2016, following his retirement from full-time Cup Series competition.

But now, he will become the vice chairman at Hendrick Motorsports, second only to chairman and majority owner Rick Hendrick. He will officially take over the position on January 1, 2022.

“I cannot put into…


Added by Eddie Lopes on June 23, 2021 at 2:47pm — No Comments

NASCAR disqualifies Chase Elliott for five loose lug nuts

The No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet driven by Chase Elliott was disqualified Sunday for having five loose lug nuts in post-race inspection at Nashville Superspeedway.

Elliott had driven the car to a 13th-place finish in the Ally 400, NASCAR’s first Cup Series race at the 1.33-mile track in Tennessee. As a result of the penalty, Elliott’s…


Added by Eddie Lopes on June 20, 2021 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Kyle Busch holds off Allgaier at Nashville for 100th Xfinity win

Kyle Busch had to hold off a determined Justin Allgaier but still managed to win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway in overtime.

Busch got by Allgaier on Lap 160 of 188 while the two were racing hard for the lead and Busch then was able to successfully fend off Allgaier on three…


Added by Eddie Lopes on June 19, 2021 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Chase Elliott's spotter reinstated by NASCAR and Hendrick

The spotter for reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott, was who suspended last month for his failure to report an arrest, was reinstated on Friday.

Eddie D’Hondt was reinstated by NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports after the charges against him were dismissed due to “insufficient evidence to warrant…


Added by Eddie Lopes on June 18, 2021 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Kaulig Racing to launch multi-car NASCAR Cup Series program

Kaulig Racing unveiled its expansion plans Friday which include the purchase of two charters to field teams in the NASCAR Cup Series.

The charters were purchased from Spire Motorsports and Kaulig will use one to field a fulltime entry in Cup next season with driver Justin Haley, who currently drives for the…


Added by Eddie Lopes on June 18, 2021 at 5:56pm — No Comments

GMS Racing to compete in NASCAR Cup Series in 2022

“GMS is always looking forward and I believe this is the next step for the team in that process,” said team owner Maury Gallagher. “We have the goal to be a championship-caliber team in any series in which we compete, and I am excited to watch the team grow in the coming years.”

Since its formation in 2014, GMS has won 61…


Added by Eddie Lopes on June 17, 2021 at 7:00pm — No Comments



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