In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Bryan Berry, crew chief of the No. 6 team (driver Mike Skeen), has been fined $2,500 for violating Sections 12-1 and 9-4A (Crew chief assumes responsibility for the actions of his team members) following Sunday’s race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
The fans have spoken; and for Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet for JR Motorsports, that means a second consecutive NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Most Popular Driver Award.
Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (TCGRFS) announced today that Chad Johnston has been named crew chief for Kyle Larson and the No. 42 Target team for the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season.
Trevor Bayne finished 18th in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway after starting 26th. The significance in that stat is that for the 16th time in 36 races, no driver who started 25th or worse managed to finish among the top 10.
Martin Truex Jr. battled an ill-handling car most of the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and ultimately finished 12th. As one of the final four Chase contenders, it was enough to put him a career-best fourth in the standings.
Denny Hamlin had a Wiggins clamp fail on his Toyota early in the race, which allowed gear oil to escape. He spent three laps in the garage making repairs, but a rash of early cautions put him back on the lead lap and allowed him to finish 10th in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson was penalized early in the Ford EcoBoost 400 after a crew member made an illegal adjustment to the right rear of his Chevrolet. A crew member attempted to surreptitiously body slam the quarter panel during a pit stop in front of the right rear tire to make an indentation that would provide greater down force.
Kurt Busch finished eighth in the Ford EcoBoost 400, which was his sixth top-10 finish in the last seven races of the season.
Matt Kenseth finished seventh in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in his return to NASCAR Sprint Cup racing. He was forced to miss the two most recent races due to a penalty.
Brett Moffitt started his season in a relief role for the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing team and scored an eighth-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March. That spring boarded him to 13 top-30 finishes and the 2015 Rookie of the Year title, many of which were earned in the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports ride vacated by David Ragan.
Jeff Gordon did not get the victory and championship that would have further etched his name in NASCAR’s record book, but he ended his career on a high note. He finished sixth in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to end the 2015 season—and his career—with a seven-race streak of top-10s. He finished third in the season-long championship.
The day after turning 20, rising NASCAR star Rubén García Jr. completed his birthday weekend in style as he celebrated the 2015 NASCAR Mexico Series championship.