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Wins Chili Bowl Nationals
A finish for the ages, Kyle Larson looked to have his first Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire in hand, but with a furious run as the leaders worked into traffic, Bell found the hole on the low line entering turn one on the white flag lap to win his third Golden Driller in a row aboard the iRacing/Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71w, chilibowl.com reports.
Praises New Lamborghini
Sellers says the new Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo provides a "huge change" in drivability and car setup, although a significant step forward in aero performance compared to its championship-winning predecessor, sportscar365.com reports.
Joins Young's Motorsports
Young's Motorsports has signed Dippel to its lineup for the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season. Dippel will pilot the team's No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado, joining teammates Spencer Boyd and Gus Dean, Young's Motorsports PR reports.
Truck Series Start with Niece Motorsports
Chastain will pilot the No. 45 TruNorth Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports during the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway, Niece Motorsports PR reports.
Daytona 500 Start with Spire Motorsports
John Hunter Nemechek
GMS Racing announced that Fire Alarm Services, Inc., a provider in a superior fire, life safety, and security services, will serve as primary sponsor for Nemechek and the No. 23 GMS Racing team in 13 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2019, GMS Racing PR reports.
Boyd Racing and 1A Auto Inc. are proud to announce 1A Auto's sponsorship of Boyd for the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series. 1A Auto will make its debut on the Young's Motorsports' No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado at the NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona on February 15, 2019, Spencer Boyd Racing PR reports.
Final Rolex 24
Fittipaldi says he will not let the occasion of his final Rolex 24 at Daytona get in the way of his aspirations to claim a fourth victory in the Florida endurance classic. Fittipaldi, who is sharing the No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R with Filipe Albuquerque, Joao Barbosa and Mike Conway, announced his retirement from racing last August and will suit up for his final prototype race later this month, sportscar365.com reports.
Talking to Rick Ware Racing
When Wallace developed a heart issue that resulted in triple bypass surgery in April 2015, it left the veteran NASCAR driver with unfinished business in his racing career. Now, nearly four years later and fully healthy, the 59-year-old brother of NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace and Kenny Wallace hopes to finish some of that business in the 2019 season with Rick Ware Racing, NBC Sports reports.
Daytona 500 Ride with TBR
Truex will pilot the No. 71 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season opener, Daytona 500, at Daytona International Speedway, Tommy Baldwin Racing PR reports.
Joins MBM Motorsports
MBM Motorsports is proud to announce they have signed Iowa native Gase to pilot the No. 35 entry for the full 2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series season plus pilot the No. 66 car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series part time starting with the Daytona 500, Joey Gase PR reports.
Endurance Cup Run
Black Swan Racing will take on two of the premiere endurance racing championships this year, having confirmed a dual IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup and Intercontinental GT Challenge program with the new Porsche 911 GT3 R. Porsche factory driver Werner will join Marco Seefried and team owner/driver Tim Pappas in the No. 540 Porsche for the four-round IMSA Endurance Cup, with Porsche Young Professional Matteo Cairoli completing the lineup in next weekend's season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, sportscar365.com reports.
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.
Signs with GMS Racing
GMS Racing announced that 2018 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion driver Moffitt will join the organization for the 2019 season. The 26-year-old Grimes, Iowa native will be defending his championship title in GMS' No. 24 Chevrolet, alongside veteran crew chief Jerry Baxter, GMS Racing PR reports.
Rookie Run with Young's Motorsports
Two-time ARCA Racing Series winner Dean will join Young's Motorsports full-time for the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season, Dean Racing PR reports.
Cut loose by GMS racing
Joins Hattori Racing
Hattori Racing Enterprises team owner Shige Hattori announced today that the organization is pleased to welcome Hill to drive the No. 16 Toyota Tundra in 2019, Hattori Racing PR reports.
Needs new Xfinity Series ride
Lands Truck Series Ride
Young's Motorsports announced Boyd has joined the team as the pilot of the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado. Boyd, who is entering his fourth season of NASCAR competition, will compete full-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2019, catchfence.com reports.
Joins Stewart-Haas Racing team
Wins GTLM Roar Qualifying
Fastest in Roar Qualifying
Jarvis edged his teammate Harry Tincknell to lead the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying session at the Roar Before the 24 and claimed the preferred pit and garage location for his Team Joest-run team, sportscar365.com reports.
Earns GTD Pole in Roar Before the 24
Beatriz was fastest in the GT Daytona Roar Before the 24 Qualifying session after P1 Motorsports had its times disallowed due to using a Gold-rated driver. The penalty to P1 elevated Beatriz and the Meyer Shank Racing team to the top of the time charts and secured the best pit and garage selection of the GT Daytona class for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, sportscar365.com reports.