Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced this morning that co-founder J.D. Gibbs has died after a four year battle with a degenerative neurological disease. He was 49 years old. Continue reading “J.D. Gibbs Passes Away”
Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) has signed Daniel Suárez to its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup in 2019. The Mexican driver, who turned 27 today, will pilot the team’s No. 41 Ford Mustang with sponsorship from Haas Automation and ARRIS International PLC, joining teammates Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola and Clint Bowyer. Continue reading “Suarez Joins Stewart-Haas Racing”
Driver Jimmie Johnson announces that he and two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso will do a ride swap at the end of the month. They will meet at Bahrain International Circuit on November 26th, with Johnson taking laps in a McLaren F1 car and Alonso driving a Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. This is the second time a NASCAR/Formula One ride swap has been done, previously Jeff Gordon and Juan Pablo Montoya ran laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2003 and in 2011 Tony Stewart and Lewis Hamilton swapped at Watkins Glen International.
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 sport of auto racing is built on the idea of men pushing machines to the extreme in order to achieve victory. In the world of NASCAR it is no different that teams will do everything in their power to become faster in all aspects, including pit stops by not tightening all five lug nuts on a tire. Continue reading “Pushing It To The Limit Is On Crews, Not NASCAR To Police”
News came out earlier this week Tony Stewart was involved in a “non-racing” accident (because that makes it better for us to take? Weird emphasis on “non-racing” on nearly every press release) and will miss significant time after sustaining a burst fracture of his L1 vertebra. This will take a substantial amount of time to heal, thus opening the door for a replacement driver in the #14 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR). Continue reading “Who Will NOT Be Filling In For Tony Stewart”
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finds it way to the final road race of the year one of the most exciting races in recent memory. The famed Watkins Glen International track has set the bar for excitement and drama, and this weekend figures to continue that when the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen is run. Continue reading “5 Questions Going Into Watkins Glen”