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ARCA Changes Overtime Procedure For Daytona & Talladega Races

January 22nd 2019

A change to its end-of-race overtime procedures at its two biggest speedways—Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway— has been announced by the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.  Previously, ARCA allowed unlimited attempts at a two-lap "green-white-checkered" fini …

Crate Racin' USA (Durrence Layne Racing) Sold To Investment Group

January 21st 2019

Mike Vaughn, the CEO and Founder of Crate Racin’ USA, aka Durrence Layne Racing, shocked a crowd of over 300 attendees at the Durrence Layne Racing Annual Awards Banquet at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. Vaughn called his wife Heather to the stage after the State of the Series Address and announce …

Glen Wood, Co-Founder Of Wood Brothers Racing, Dies At 93

January 18th 2019

Pioneering driver and co-founder of stock-car racing’s longest-running team, Glen Wood died Friday morning. He was 93. Wood’s passing was announced by Wood Brothers Racing. Until his death, Wood was the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, inducted into its third class in 2012.  …

NASCAR Names Jay Fabian Managing Director Of Cup Series

January 17th 2019

Jay Fabian, previously managing director of technical integration at NASCAR, where he oversaw post-race technical inspection at the NASCAR Research and Development Center, has been named managing director of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Fabian has been a consistent presence in all thre …

USAC Names John Darby Technical/Safety Advisor For Quarter Midgets

January 16th 2019

The USAC.25 Series (quarter midgets) has retained the services of seasoned motorsports official John Darby to oversee the technical and safety processes of USAC.25 effective immediately. Darby, the former Managing Director of Competition at NASCAR, brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and ex …

IndyCar Signs Title Sponsorship Deal With NTT

January 16th 2019

NTT, a $106 billion global information technology and communications company headquartered in Japan, signed a multiyear agreement with IndyCar for series title sponsorship and more. Mark Miles, president and CEO of Human & Company, owner of IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, introduce …

Houston Raceway Park Rebranded In Multi-Year Deal With Pennzoil

January 15th 2019

"Houston Raceway Park powered by Pennzoil" is now the official name of Houston Raceway Park, home of the NHRA SpringNationals, after the 30-year-old track signed a new multi-year agreement with Pennzoil. "Today’s announcement with Pennzoil marks another exciting chapter in the history of Housto …

Condolences, Memories & Tributes Pour Out Of NASCAR Community Following The Passing Of J.D. Gibbs

January 14th 2019

Messages of condolences and memories have been pouring out of the NASCAR community following the death of J.D. Gibbs at 49, after a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. Gibbs was the co-founder, with his father Joe, of Joe Gibbs Racing. Gibbs served as president and later co-ch …

Road America Promotes Michael Kertscher To President & GM

January 9th 2019

Michael Kertscher has been named president and general manager of Road America, replacing current President and General Manager, George Bruggenthies. who will transition into a senior consulting position. “I am honored and humbled to accept this new role and build upon the momentum this excepti …

Ferrari F1 Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene To Be Replaced, According To Report

January 7th 2019

Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport has reported that Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene (on the right in photo) will no longer lead the Ferrari F1 team, with Technical Director Mattia Binotto (left in photo) drafted in to replace him. It is believed there were tensions between Arrivabene …

Roush Fenway Racing Reveals It Will Not Field Teams In NASCAR Xfinity Series In 2019

January 4th 2019

In an interview on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Roush Fenway Racing President Steve Newmark confirmed that the team will no longer field teams in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2019. "We're going to focus exclusively on both of those Cup teams and realized we needed to allocate all of our resources the …

Germain Racing Relocates To Welcome, NC, To Strengthen Childress Technical Alliance

January 3rd 2019

Germain Racing has relocated its operations to Welcome, North Carolina, a move that will bolster its technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing. The Bob Germain-owned organization fields the No. 13 Chevrolet for driver Ty Dillon in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team indicated …

Andrea Adamo Takes Over WRC Program For Hyundai Motorsport — Michel Nandan Departs

January 2nd 2019

Andrea Adamo is taking on the new role of Team Director of Hyundai Motorsport, heading up its WRC activities, in addition to his existing duties with the i20 R5 and i30 N TCR programs. Adamo also serves as Customer Racing Manager for Hyundai Motorsport. Team Principal Michel Nandan has departed …

Steve Rubin Agrees To Purchase Badlands Motor Speedway

December 28th 2018

The current owners of Badlands Motor Speedway, originally known as Huset's Speedway, announced that they have reached an arrangement with racing operator and promoter Steve Rubin. The Brandon, South Dakota, track was originally purchased from the Rubin family before millions of dollars of renov …

So You Can Join Us In Our Remarkable Adventure, EPARTRADE Shares Its Progress By The Numbers

December 27th 2018

It all started this past summer as we took the first, big step toward a new and better way for the racing industry to source motorsports products and services. EPARTRADE is now off and running, featuring SmartSourcing, an online business community for the racing industry, and interactive techno …

Formula Renault Northern European Cup Series Shuts Down

December 24th 2018

After 13 years, the Formula Renault Northern European Cup has come to an end, and will not be operational in 2019. Series organizers say the main factor in this decision is the seriously declining interest from young drivers. Teams are struggling to fill seats, and as a result over the past thr …

Fremont Speedway & Attica Raceway Park Form New Sprint Car Series—AFCS

December 21st 2018

Ohio race tracks Fremont Speedway and Attica Raceway Park have formed a new racing series for 410 sprint cars called, the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group. They also have formed a division for 305 sp …

Bristol Motor Speedway & Formosa Productions Want To Bring NASCAR Events To Fairgrounds Speedway In Nashville

December 20th 2018

Bringing major NASCAR racing events back to Nashville's Fairgrounds Speedway will be explored by Formosa Productions Inc. and Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). The joint effort intends to combine local racing and other major motorsports events that once made Fairgrounds Speedway one of the premier racew …

IMSA Warns It May Need To Restrict Number Of Cars In Some 2019 Events Due to Increase In Full-Time Teams

December 19th 2018

With a significant increase in the number of full-time teams confirmed to compete in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the sanctioning body may need to restrict the number of cars at some events. At least 37 full-season “premium” entries already have been filed for the 2019 seas …

Jay Frye Named President of IndyCar

December 18th 2018

Jay Frye has been named president of IndyCar as part of Hulman & Company organizational changes announced by Mark Miles, president and CEO of the parent company. Frye, who has led IndyCar’s Competition and Operations departments since November 2015, will add Marketing and Communications to …

Supercars Series Bans Twin-Spring Dampers As Cost Containment Move

December 17th 2018

Supercars has banned the use of twin-spring dampers in 2019, as part of a cost containment push in the Australian series. The twin-spring has been a frequently debated part of the Supercars technical package, seen by many as adding unnecessary cost and complexity. They were banned from the …

Jacques Villeneuve To Compete In Euro NASCAR Series

December 17th 2018

Formula One World Champion, Indy 500 winner and CART Champion Jacques Villeneuve will compete full time in Euro NASCAR with Go Fas Racing in 2019. Villeneuve participated in 2 days of testing on December 13-14 at the Autodromo di Franciacorta in Italy to gain some valuable experience on the tra …

Turn 14 Distribution Names StopTech Supplier Of The Year

December 15th 2018

StopTech was awarded 2018 Supplier Of Year by Turn 14 Distribution. The award is presented annually to Turn 14 Distribution’s leading supplier to recognize its merit in the industry and the role it plays in the supply chain. StopTech received the Supplier of the Year Award for its excellence in …

Ford Performance Introduces 2019 Mustang For NASCAR Cup Racing In Video

December 14th 2018

The 2019 Mustang for the NASCAR Cup Series was introduced with a drifting-themed video of the car getting a workout at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano helped to put the specially equipped Ford Performance Mustang through its paces. Vaughn Gittin J …

Catch Up With Roger Friedman, Dyer's Top Rods, In Our "5 Questions" Interview Series With Racing Industry Executives

December 13th 2018

In the non-racing world, Dyer's Top Rods may not be considered a flashy company. But in the racing world, the hardware collected in feature wins and championships by teams with engines held together by Dyer's connecting rods make for a ton of flash. And that's all that really matters to Roger Friedm …