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New Crew Chief
Front Row Motorsports has bolstered its crew chief lineup for 2019. According to sources, veteran leaders Drew Blickensderfer and Mike Kelley will join Seth Barbour in overseeing FRM's three Monster Energy Cup Series squads. Blickensderfer will oversee the No. 34 Ford and driver McDowell, racinboys.com reports.
Three Full-Time Xfinity Teams
McLeod (Owner/Driver) and Jessica McLeod (Owner) of BJ McLeod Motorsports are excited to start a fourth season as a NASCAR XFINITY Series team in its new state of the art facility in Mooresville, NC. This year, the organization will field three cars with its respected No. 78, No. 8 and No. 99 car numbers, ESPN.com reports.
Needs new Xfinity Series ride
Joins Stewart-Haas Racing team
Major NASCAR sponsor Kroger is shifting its marketing focus this year with the JTG Daugherty Racing team to a "Delivery, Pickup, Ship" campaign to align with its three different e-commerce initiatives. The "Delivery, Pickup, Ship" theme will mainly appear on the car and firesuits/crew uniforms related to the team's No. 47 car driven by Preece, Sports Business Daily reports.
Martin Truex Jr.
Bass Pro Shops Sponsorship
Bass Pro Shops, North America's premier outdoor and conservation company, today announced it will continue its long partnership with Truex Jr., joining the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion in his transition to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2019. Bass Pro has signed a multi-year agreement to serve as the primary sponsor of Truex's No. 19 Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing PR reports.
Rolex 24 Entry with AIM Vasser Sullivan
Nick Cassidy and Cindric are amongst the additions to AIM Vasser Sullivan's lineup for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, alongside Jeff Segal and Aaron Telitz. The four drivers complete the newly-formed team's two-car lineup for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship opener, with a pair of Lexus RC F GT3s entered for the season, sportscar365.com reports.
Will Race in Chili Bowl Nationals
Confirmed for 2019 Season
Sieg and 2000 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Jeff Green told Frontstretch this week they will both return to RSS Racing in 2019 for the full Xfinity season. The team is hoping to find funding to run a third car as the underdog operation looks to remain competitive in the sport's second-tier division.
Could Run Some Cup Races in 2019
Slated for part-time Xfinity duty
Team Purchases Charter
StarCom Racing enhances its program in a major way for the 2019 season by purchasing a Charter from RCR Racing, ensuring its commitment to NASCAR and its fans. In another effort to continue its growth in the sport, SCR has signed Cassill as its driver for the 2019 season and is confident that this move will contribute in large part to the success of the team, StarCom Racing PR reports.
John Hunter Nemechek
Eligible for Rookie of the Year
Darrell Wallace Jr.
U.S. Air Force to Continue Sponsorship
The Air Force and Richard Petty Motorsports announced they will continue their 11th consecutive year of partnership together in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. The Air Force will continue to be a two-race primary sponsor of the famed No. 43 with driver Wallace Jr., as well as a major associate throughout the season, Richard Petty Motorsports PR reports.
To Drive No. 8 Next Season
Hemric will carry a familiar number for his rookie season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019, driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The 27-year-old will continue the long tradition of Kannapolis, North Carolina, natives who have driven the No. 8 on the racetrack, Richard Childress Racing PR reports.
Becoming NASCAR Analyst
Veteran NASCAR driver and 2010 DAYTONA 500 champion McMurray has landed his next full-time ride. McMurray joins FOX Sports for the 2019 season as a NASCAR analyst for NASCAR RACE HUB, the sport's most-watched daily show, and NASCAR RACEDAY, among other duties, FOX Sports reports.
Gets new crew chief
Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Chris Gabehart will serve as crew chief on the No. 11 MENCS Toyota. Gabehart spent the past three seasons as a crew chief in JGR's Xfinity Series program, capturing a total of nine wins over that time, Joe Gibbs Racing PR reports.
New Crew Chief Named
Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Jeff Meendering will return to the organization to fill the role vacated by Gabehart as crew chief on the No. 19 Xfinity Series with driver Jones. Joe Gibbs Racing PR reports.
John Hunter Nemechek
Joins GMS Racing
GMS Racing announced that Nemechek will join the team for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Nemechek will be the driver of the No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro under the GMS Racing banner and will contend for the 2019 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors, GMS Racing PR reports.
Signs with JD Motorsports
Koch has officially signed to drive the No. 4 car at JD Motorsports with Gary Keller for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity season with help from his company, FilterTime, JD Motorsports PR reports.
Heading to Chip Ganassi Racing
Full-Time Cup Series Ride
Obaika Racing is excited to announce that Berryhill will be the full-time driver of the No. 97 Toyota Camry for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Obaika Racing PR reports.
Moving to Xfinity Series
Kaulig Racing is eager to announce the development of a multi-year deal with 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion contender, Haley. Starting with the Xfinity Series season opener in Daytona, the 19-year-old Winamac, Indiana, native will be behind the wheel of the No. 11 Chevy Camaro, Kaulig Racing PR reports.