NASCAR penalized the No. 74 team or a rules infraction committed during Nationwide Series practice on Sept. 26 at Dover International Speedway.
Officials found that a weight fell out of the racecar during the event as it was not properly attached. That was a violation of the rules concerning car weight and it was found to be an action detrimental to stock car racing.
A crew member for a team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series has been suspended indefinitely for failing a drug test.
William Coralline was working as a crew member with the No. 55 team at the time of the violation. He was a regular crew member in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Coralline reportedly violated two sections in the NASCAR Rule Book: actions detrimental to stock car racing and a violation of the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy. The violation occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Brendan Gaughan in Victory Lane
The last restart was key for Brendan Gaughan to bring home a win for Richard Childress Racing at Kentucky Speedway in the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300.
He took the frontrunner three wide with his teammate Ty Dillon and Chase Elliott to capture the lead with seven laps to go. Elliott initially took the lead from Dillon after a caution came out due to an accident with Eric McClure. Gaughan had battled back after slipping out of the top 10 early in the race but methodically made his way back up to race with the frontrunners. A gutsy call by his crew chief Shane Wilson to take two tires on the last pit stop got Gaughan the track position he needed to put him into the hunt for the win.
Michael McDowell is filling the seat of the No. 22 Ford for Team Penske at Kentucky Speedway tonight. He’s qualified well and hopes to keep the car out front like many of the other drivers have this season. He talks about his work with one of the top teams in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in this Behind the Wheel interview:
Michael McDowell Behind the Wheel
It’s the first time he’s run in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and it’ll be a good test for Justin Boston in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 at Kentucky Speedway. In this Behind the Wheel interview, he talks about his time with JGR so far and what his future races will be:
Justin Boston Behind the Wheel
Indiana’s own Dakoda Armstrong has had a steady season in the No. 43 for Richard Petty Motorsports.
He stands 14th in the points in this 2014 season thus far and hopes to improve as the NASCAR Nationwide Series year draws to a close. He’s ready to tackle Kentucky Speedway in this Behind the Wheel interview:
Dakoda Armstrong Behind the Wheel
The schedule for the 2015 NASCAR season was released on Tuesday and there are some changes to the Sprint Cup Series schedule. Atlanta Motor Speedway’s only race was moved from August to March next season while Bristol Motor Speedway’s spring race has been moved to April 19 from the third weekend in March. With the change in the date for Atlanta Motor Speedway, that allowed the Darlington Raceway race to move back to the Labor Day spot on Sept. 6.
Ryan Blaney, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images
It was short track racing at its finest Friday night for the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Ryan Blaney was able to take his No. 22 Ford for Team Penske to the front of the field beating a dominant Kyle Busch on the last restart of the race to claim his first victory of 2014.
The way in which it happened was nothing short of amazing. Just a few laps prior to the checkered flag, Blaney was racing Kyle Larson for position on the track. Blaney was working on Larson on the inside when Blaney got loose. He slid up the racetrack and bumped Larson into the wall. Larson went spinning off of turn two and collected Dylan Kwaniewski. Blaney was able to continue on the race.
Ryan Blaney is ready to run 12 races in the NSCS in 2015. Photo provided
In a technical alliance with Team Penske, Wood Brothers Racing officials announced Thursday that Ryan Blaney, 20, will race in 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races for Wood Brothers Racing in 2015.
Blaney will drive the iconic No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford beginning with the Daytona 500. Las Vegas, Texas, Talladega, Charlotte, Michigan, Indianapolis, and other tracks will accompany the schedule.
Three teams were penalized from the weekend’s NASCAR races.
The No. 17 truck driven by Timothy Peters in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series was found to have improper sizes of throttle shafts and plates. As a result of the infraction, crew chief Paul Richmond was fined $7,500 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.
A crew chief for a popular driver in the NASCAR Nationwide Series will be headed to the Sprint Cup level in 2015.
Greg Ives will be the crew chief for Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s No. 88 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015.
It was announced at the beginning of this year’s season that Steve Letarte would be leaving as Dale Jr.’s crew chief at the end of 2014 to be an analyst for NBC when NASCAR coverage moves to that affiliate in 2015.
Richard Childress has seen a lot of his drivers win at the Brickyard including Dale Earnhardt, Sr., Paul Menard and Kevin Harvick. Saturday’s win for Richard Childress Racing was even more special – his grandson, Ty Dillon, and his RCR crew kissed the bricks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to celebrate Dillon’s first Nationwide Series race since moving into the division this season.
Chase Elliott celebrates in Victory Lane
He started out strong and faded back, but came back in winning fashion at Chicagoland Speedway. Chase Elliott was able to claim his third win of the season and gained the points lead Saturday night.
Pole-sitter Brian Scott took over the lead early but Elliott kept up with the top runners starting from the third position. By lap 16, Elliott was on the bumper of Scott. They swapped the lead beginning on lap 21 with Elliott taking the lead and Scott quickly battling back. Elliott was able to keep the lead until lap 51 when a charging Ryan Blaney took over the top spot.
James Buescher is a champion in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and is working toward that status in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. It’s been a struggle this season, he says, but his team continues to improve. Listen to what he has to say about his race tonight at Chicagoland Speedway in this Behind the Wheel interview.
James Buescher Behind the Wheel
Sam Hornish, Jr.
He was a winner in the Indianapolis 500 and he’s working a part-time NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule now for Joe Gibbs Racing after a couple of seasons with then-Penske Racing. In this Behind the Wheel interview, Sam Hornish, Jr. talks about how he keeps the focus between races and about his outlook for tonight’s race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Sam Hornish, Jr. Behind the Wheel
Eric McClure signs some autographs for the fans
The paint scheme on his car looks just like the box. Eric McClure drives the No. 14 Hefty Ultimate/Reynolds Wrap machine for Tri Star Motorsports and it always looks good going around the track. In this interview, he talks about his season and his optimism for the NASCAR Nationwide race at Chicagoland Speedway. Oh, and I stumped him with the cake question.
Eric McClure Behind the Wheel
He’s only 18 and has a couple of wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Now he’s looking to get a win in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in his first attempt at Chicagoland Speedway tonight. Erik Jones talks about his work in the truck series and his Nationwide Series debut in the seat of the Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 in this Behind the Wheel interview.
Erik Jones Behind the Wheel
Since the last time we’ve heard from Brendan Gaughan he was looking for a win in NASCAR Nationwide Series for Richard Childress Racing and he found one at Road America! He talks about his expectations at Chicagoland Speedway plus Indianapolis Motor Speedway in this Behind the Wheel interview.
Brendan Gaughan Behind the Wheel
Even though he was diagnosed with Diabetes three years ago, that hasn’t stopped Ryan Reed from fulfilling his dream of being a NASCAR driver and driving for Roush-Fenway Racing. In this Behind the Wheel interview, he talks about his sponsor for Saturday’s race and the season he’s had so far. He was pretty strong in practice Friday afternoon so we’ll see how he does in the EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Ryan Reed Behind the Wheel
It’s Ryan Blaney’s first time in a Hertz sponsored No. 22 for Team Penske in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and it’s his first time racing at Chicagoland Speedway. He sounds pretty confident for tonight’s race. He was in the top ten in practice on Friday and the team is building on more. Listen to what he has to say about the track, what he expects for the race and about the Penske Files.
Ryan Blaney Behind the Wheel