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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is the top rookie finisher in the Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

The No. 17 Ford Fusion driver started ninth and finished 11th. He was named the "Rookie of the Race". The only other ROTY contender in the event was Danica Patrick (finished 14th). Stenhouse moved up two spots to 18th in the 2013 point standings.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 02:42:00 PM

For the second consecutive January, a sponsorship implosion suddenly has Jeb Burton scrambling for a NASCAR ride with only two weeks before the season.

A deal to keep him in a ThorSport Racing Toyota recently fell through for the Camping World Truck Series driver, who finished eighth in the 2014 points standings. The news comes exactly a year after sponsorship trouble knocked him from a ride with Turner Scott Motorsports. He landed with ThorSport a week later, and the part-time ride eventually grew into full time. His prospects seem bleaker this season. The son of 2002 Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton and nephew of NASCAR winner/NBC Sports analyst Jeff Burton brings cachet with a well-known surname, and he has produced results, too. He won at Texas (April 2013) in the 12th start of his truck career, and he also captured seven pole positions in his rookie season.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 28 - 12:20 PM

The year 2015 represents the 67th consecutive season of competition for Kimmel Racing.

A time-honored tradition that reaches back to its inception in 1949 under the guidance of family patriarch Bill Kimmel, Sr., moves forward today with Bill Kimmel, Jr. at the helm. His son, Will Kimmel, a third-generation ARCA driver, is again set to steer the No. 69 Kimmel Racing Ford Fusion in ’15, the same number his grandfather wore in ’49. The 2015 season is still coming together for Kimmel Racing, which finished third at Daytona in 2012 with Will behind the wheel. Kimmel Racing has already tested the new ARCA Racing Series composite body at Salem and Daytona, and plans to be ready with it for the short track portion of the fast-approaching new season.
Source: ARCA Racing
Jan 28 - 11:49 AM

Tony Stewart, already the owner of the beloved Eldora Speedway and a World of Outlaws team that features series champion Donny Schatz and legend Steve Kinser, has acquired the All-Star Circuit of Champions from its former owner, Guy Webb.

Additionally, Stewart has reached separate terms with principal owners of the Renegade Sprint Series. As a result, the Renegade and All-Star drivers will unite under the All-Star banner in 2015 and compete in a 50-race schedule. It’s a sign that such passion still endures for Stewart despite his 2013 season-ending crash and his involvement last year in an accident that killed 20-year-old competitor Kevin Ward Jr.; a grand jury ultimately cleared Stewart of any charges from the incident.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 28 - 11:35 AM

Twisted Tea, the hard ice tea brewing company, will return to the No. 9 Ford for two primary races in the 2015 season with driver Sam Hornish Jr.

Twisted Tea joins Richard Petty Motorsports at Daytona where it has a history of 12 wins, most recently in July of 2014. The prominent yellow and blue design will also be featured during the Coke Zero 400 on July 5, also at Daytona. Along with the two current primary races, Twisted Tea will be a season-long associate sponsor on the No. 9 Ford. Hornish Jr. will kick off his first season with RPM at Daytona where he has seven previous starts. The winner of the 2006 Indianapolis 500, Hornish Jr. is looking to join legends A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti as the only two drivers to have won the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500.-Breaking Limits
Jan 28 - 11:21 AM

Auto-Owners Insurance will continue its relationship with the No. 51 Chevrolet SS driven by Justin Allgaier in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Auto-Owners Insurance will be the primary sponsor for three races during the 2015 season. The No. 51 will hit the track in the blue and white Auto-Owners Insurance paint scheme at Bristol Motor Speedway in April, Talladega Superspeedway in October and Martinsville Speedway in November. The three-race sponsorship marks the second season Auto-Owners has been involved in the NSCS and with HScott Motorsports.
Jan 28 - 11:07 AM

After running part-time for BK Racing last year, J.J. Yeley has been named as a full-time driver for the team in the 2015 Sprint Cup season.

A short release from the team did not specify whether Yeley would drive its No. 23 or No. 83 Toyota Camry. The team expects to announce information regarding a second full-time program by early next week. Yeley made nine starts last year for BK Racing. The first of those came in the No. 83 car at Michigan in August when its regular driver, rookie Ryan Truex, suffered a concussion during a practice session. Following a second start at Richmond in the team’s other No. 93 car, Yeley then ran the final seven races of 2014 in the No. 83 after Truex had been released.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 27 - 7:40 PM

Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff and Pouches has extended their partnership with Johnny Sauter for the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season.

The eight-race partnership kicks-off with the season opener, NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Friday, Feb. 20. In 2014, Sauter finished fourth in the final NCWTS driver point standings and collected two top-five and four top-10 finishes while carrying the Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff colors on the No. 98 Toyota Tundra. Sauter, a veteran of the NCWTS, has a long history of success that spans a decade and includes 152 series starts, 10 wins, five poles, 56 top-five and 86 top-10 finishes. In 2015, with guidance from new crew chief, Doug George, the Necedah, Wis., native will be a strong contender for the one thing that has eluded his career; a NCWTS championship.-ThorSport Racing
Jan 27 - 7:22 PM

HScott Motorsports enters the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season with a new look as it expands to two cars.

Justin Allgaier will return to the No. 51 BRANDT Chevrolet while Michael Annett joins the team and will drive a Chevrolet (possibly the No. 52) adorned by longtime anchor partner Pilot Flying J. Annett competed in all 36 points races during his 2014 rookie NSCS campaign and posted several top-20 finishes, including 19th at Fontana, 16th at Talladega and 18th at Kentucky. From 2008 through 2013, Annett competed full time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, where he started 163 races and earned seven top-five and 34 top-10 finishes. Prior to his NASCAR career, Annett competed in the ARCA Racing Series in 2007 and 2008, winning races at Talladega and Daytona.-HScott Motorsports
Jan 27 - 12:28 PM

Bobby Hamilton Jr. has signed to drive for Nitroforce Industries - Titan 1000 Dodge for the entire 2015 ARCA Racing Series season.

Hamilton Jr., 37, who has run in the NASCAR Sprint Cup (last race in 2005) and Busch (now XFINITY) Series in the past, was slated to drive for Carter 2 Motorsports before negotiations fell apart early in the 2014 ARCA Racing Series season. Hamilton has made a total of eight career starts in the ARCA Racing Series during the 1998 and 1999 seasons. Hamilton Jr. ran a Truck Series race at Nashville in 2011 finishing
Jan 27 - 12:16 PM

Michael Waltrip Racing announced today Brett Moffitt will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1.

The 22-year-old Grimes, Iowa native replaces Brian Vickers whose return from December heart surgery begins the following weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Moffitt has worked with MWR and Toyota Racing Development for the past few years as a test and development driver. He is a nine-time winner in K&N Pro Series East competition and raced in eight NASCAR Sprint Cup races driving the No. 66 for Jay Robinson Racing/MWR in 2014.-Michael Waltrip Racing
Jan 27 - 11:49 AM

Ross Chastain will be announced as the new driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet Camaro for the South Carolina-based JD Motorsports with Gary Keller – in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) – as early as Monday afternoon, adding himself as a teammate to already announced drivers Landon Cassill and Harrison Rhodes.

The 21-year old competed in seven NASCAR XFINITY Series races last year, earning a top-10 finish for car owner Shigeaki Hattori in the fall Kentucky Speedway event. The Floridian also participated in three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events, finishing a best 11th for Win-Tron Racing in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Jeffrey Earnhardt who piloted the No. 4 during the 2014 NASCAR XFINITY Series season has departed the team for another Chevrolet-based ride.
Jan 26 - 8:55 PM

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