MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Team Penske announced today that Jefferson Hodges, who most recently served as General Manager and Director of Competition for Rev Racing, will join the organization as NASCAR Team Manager beginning with the 2019 season. Continue reading “Team Penske Names NASCAR Team Manager”
Team Penske announces that Austic Cindric will drive the #22 Ford full-time in the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series. MoneyLion will serve as primary sponsor for 18 races. The team will also compete the #12 Ford part-time with a rotation of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney and Paul Menard.
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.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Team Penske announced today that BODYARMOR Sports Drink will be featured as the primary sponsor on the No. 12 Ford Fusion driven by Ryan Blaney for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, July 7. This marks the first-ever race team partnership for BODYARMOR, which began working with Blaney last season. Continue reading “BODYARMOR Joins Team Penske In 2018”
Before I jump into what I thought about the action is past weekend at Daytona, I have to do some house cleaning first. With this site I’ve admittedly neglected it over the past year. Without diving too much into, I needed a break and needed to re-find my focus on what I wanted to do with Start ‘N’ Park Blog. When I started this many years ago the mission was simple, give unfiltered opinions. Then I tried to be an information hub re-posting press releases, which was fine but a lot of work. These teams put out a lot of press releases beyond the news. Then I became unfocused and drifted around until taking a break last year. Continue reading “Post Daytona Thoughts”
In a season where the on track entertainment has been on unparalleled levels, off the track NASCAR has not missed an opportunity to shoot itself in the foot. Continue reading “NASCAR’s Biggest Threat? NASCAR”
The champagne has dried and we have a champion for the 2013 Camping World Truck Series. Start ‘N’ Park Blog is taking a look back at the season that was by reviewing the top ten finishing drivers. Today’s entry is Ryan Blaney who came home sixth in points. Continue reading “2013 Season Recap: Ryan Blaney”