HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today it’s crew chief lineup for the 2019 season. Continue reading “Gibbs Announces Crew Chief Lineups”
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – Jeffrey Earnhardt will compete in a nine-race NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) in 2019 with sponsorship from Xtreme Concepts Inc., a worldwide leader in providing turnkey security solutions, along with training and technology integration to U.S. government, military and commercial clients on a global scale. Continue reading “Earnhardt Running Limited Xfinity Schedule With Gibbs in 2019”
Joe Gibbs Racing announces that it has signed driver Martin Truex Jr and crew chief Cole Pern for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Truex will replace Daniel Suarez in the #19 Toyota, with sponsorship to be announced later. Terms of the deal were not released and the move comes after Truex and Pern’s current team, Furniture Row Racing, announced they would be closing at the end of the 2018 season.
NASCAR announces that it has levied an L-1 level penalty against Stewart-Haas Racing on its #4 entry driven by Kevin Harvick. The penalty was the result of the team creating their own spoilers versus using the premanufactured ones mandated by NASCAR. Stewart-Haas Racing would not appeal the penalty, which was to strip Harvick of his automatic birth into the championship four by virtue of his Texas win, loss of 40 championship points for Harvick and the team, suspension of both crew chief Rodney Childers and car Chief Robert Smith for the final two races of the season. Stewart-Haas Racing named Tony Gibson as Harvick’s interim crew chief for the final races at Phoenix and Homestead.
NASCAR also announced penalties to Team Penske (#12 Ryan Blaney) and Joe Gibbs Racing (#20 Erik Jones). Blaney was issued a L1-level penalty for unapproved door front crush panels which resulted in a loss of 20 driver and team points, crew chief Jeremy Bullins was fined $50,000 and car chief Kirk Almquist was suspended for the next two races. Jones was issued a L1-level penalty for infractions on the body and package tray, which resulted in a $50,000 fine to crew chief Chris Gayle and car chief Jason Overstreet was suspended for the next two races.
Leavine Family Racing announces it has signed Matt DiBenedetto to a two year contract and the team will switch from Chevrolet to Toyota starting in 2019. The move to Toyota also includes technical support from Joe Gibbs Racing. It will be a two year contract with Toyota with a third year option. In addition, the team announces that Regan Smith will drive for the team through the end of the season as replacement for Kasey Kahne.
Joe Gibbs Racing announces that crew chief Scott Graves has left the organization effective immediately. Graves had been working with driver Daniel Suarez, instead Dave Rogers steps into that role for the six remaining races in 2018. Continue reading “Graves Out As Suarez Crew Chief”
JTG Daugherty Racing announces that they have signed Ryan Preece to a multi-year deal to drive the #47 Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2019. Preece comes to the organization after a successful modified racing career and most recently running for Joe Gibbs Racing in select NASCAR Xfinity Series races. Continue reading “Preece Gets Call To Cup”