Earlier today it was announced that Brad Keselowski will be joining Roush Fenway Racing as a full-time driver and minority owner of the organization beginning in 2022. A press conference was held at the NASCAR Hall of Fame to discuss the deal, which included Jack Roush and Steve Newmark of Roush Fenway Racing, Ed Weiss of the Fenway Sports Group and Keselowski.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - RIS - Although Ryan Newman got the news that new minority owner of Roush Fenway Racing, Brad Keselowski, would be, in addition to ownership, driving the ride Newman has options at RFR. According to tam President Steve Newmark, the team has discussed options for 2022 of the current No. 6 Ford driver.
LOUDON, NH – RIS – With darkness approaching, the delayed Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 NASCAR Cup race had to end early, so drivers were given ten laps to settle who would win. Aric Almirola driving a Stewart Haas Ford held off Christopher Bell in a JGR Toyota for the win. It was the third win of Almirola’s career on a day when the Fords and Toyotas found speed missing throughout the season.
LOUDON, NH – RIS - For years, you knew who was in the No.54 Toyota Supra in the Xfinity Series. It was Kyle Busch. Since Busch has said he will not run in that series again, that doesn’t mean the performance is not there. Christopher Bell proved that on Saturday. Making his first Xfinity start in nearly two years, Bell dominated Saturday’s Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Starting 14th, Bell quickly zoomed to the front and won both stages while leading 151 of 200 laps.
PR-AUSTIN CINDRIC SET TO DRIVE NO. 2 MUSTANG FOR TEAM PENSKE BEGINNING IN 2022
Former Champion Brad Keselowski Will Depart Organization at End of 2021 Season
Press Conference Transcript Added
HAMPTON, GA – RIS – Kurt Busch passed his brother Kyle with 24 laps to go, but it still was a duel between the two brothers until Kurt prevailed. Kurt Busch raced to his first victory of the season, 33rd overall and the fourth of his career at Atlanta. He locked up a spot in the playoffs and possibly improved his chances of securing a new ride next season.
HAMPTON, GA – RIS – Kyle Busch in perhaps his last NASCAR Xfinity race won on Saturday for his record-setting 102nd career win. It wasn’t a runaway this time, though. Although he led most of the race, it came down to several restarts and maybe a little luck.
(KNOXVILLE, IA – JULY 9, 2021 – RIS) After four overtime restarts at Knoxville Raceway's Corn Belt 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series dirt track race, Austin Hill earned his first win on a dirt track, edging ahead of Chandler Smith just before the final yellow flag flew and driving away to the win over rookie Chandler Smith by 1.207 second.
ELKHART LAKE, WI – RIS - Leave it to the road racing expert. Chase Elliott recorded his sixth win in the last eight NASCAR Cup- road races and his seventh in the last 11. The reigning Cup champion took the lead from Kyle Busch on Lap 46 of 62, then pulled away over the final 16 laps to claim a 5.7-second victory over Christopher Bell.
ELKHART LAKE, WI – RIS – Kyle Busch won his 101st NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America on Saturday afternoon. It was his fourth Xfinity race he has entered this year... After spinning off course twice, Busch rallied in the final stage and led the final five laps in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
LONG POND, PA – RIS – Kyle Busch had an eventful day. A broken transmission and a failing clutch to start, but it all even for the best for the driver of the No. 18 Toyota. As usual, the NASCAR Cup series Pocono Mountains 350 became a fuel mileage race. As driver after driver had to pit for fuel in the closing laps, Busch conserved fuel and won, beating new phenom Kyle Larson by a whopping 8.654 seconds.
(LONG POND, PA – JUN 27, 2021 – RIS) Austin Cindric led the most laps, started from pole and won the race to pad his points lead in the NASCAR Xfinity Series to 101 points over closest competitor AJ Allmendinger. Rookie sensation Ty Gibbs finished just under a third of a second behind Cindric, with Justin Allgaier, Noah Gragson and AJ Allmendinger the rest of the top five finishers.
(LONG POND, PA - JUNE 26, 2021) Alex Bowman had luck on his side Saturday in the Pocono Organics 325 NASCAR Cup Series race in front of a packed grandstand. Bowman put an exclamation point on his new two-year contract with Hendrick Motorsports by winning his third race of the 2021 season. Kyle Larson's string of wins in Cup races got snapped when his left-front tire went flat on the last lap of Saturday's half of the weekend double-header event.
LONG POND, PA – RIS - John Hunter Nemechek passed his truck owner Kyle Busch off a restart with six laps to go and pulled away to win Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway. The victory is Nemechek's third in the last four races and his fifth overall this season.
BREAKING: NASCAR has disqualified the No. 9 Chevrolet of Chase Elliott in today's NASCAR Cup race at Nashville Superspeedway
CHAD KNAUS, VICE PRESIDENT OF COMPETITION FOR HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS, ON THE DISQUALIFICATION OF THE NO. 9 TEAM AT NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY:
“It’s unfortunate. The lug nuts on the No. 9 were loose at the end of the race. At the end of the race Chase had a vibration. There were quite a few tire issues through the course of the day so they were hopeful that it was just a cord or something in the tire that was creating the vibration so they chose to run the race out. It’s unfortunate that the lug nuts vibrated loose on the left rear and now we are sitting here with a disqualification for the 9 team.”
LEBANON, TN – RIS – The hottest driver in NASCAR, one Kyle Larson continued his domination of the 2021 season by running away from the field and winning the NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway. The last time the Cup Series raced on this speedway was 1984, and that day another Hendrick Motorsports car No. 5 won then too. It was driven by Geoff Bodine.
LEBANON, TN – RIS – Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Xfinity Series Tennessee Lottery 250 at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday afternoon to achieve his 100th win in the series. He did it in dominate fashion by winning the pole position and winning the last two stages. Austin Cindric won the first stage. He did have to work for it in the final stage. Justin Allgaier battled Busch, but fell short at the end, finishing second.
NASHVILLE, TN – RIS – It was Ryan Peerce’s first truck race, but it did not matter at all. He stormed through half the field to pass every truck ahead of him in the final stage to win the Rackley Roofing 200 at Nashville Superspeedway. Preece was driving a truck from the Gilliland stable. The two Fords were so good on this night that teammate Todd Gilliland finished second and threatened to take the lead, but it was Preece's night.
FORT WORTH, TX – RS – Kyle Larson won Sunday’s NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway, collecting the $1 million prize in the final 10-lap shootout. Larson won the first and last of the six rounds in the unique All-Star format, leading 17 of the 100 laps in the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. It was his second All-Star win, adding to the invitational victory he claimed at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2019.
(FORT WORTH, TX – JUN 12, 2021 – RIS) "Left Twix" Kyle Busch schooled the field in the Alsco Uniforms 250 at Texas Motor Speedway, leading 94 laps of the 171 run, with a single overtime finish, beating Justin Allgaier by 0.433 second at the checker, series champion Austin Cindric finishing third after shoving Busch into the lead on the last couple of restarts. The win places Busch just one victory short of 100 in the series, a total he said before the race would see him retire from the Xfinity series. The win made his track total of series wins ten. In car temperatures approached 150 degrees, the heat affected both drivers and cars,
FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – John Hunter Nemechek won the NASCAR Camping World truck race at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon. A slick pit stop while other leaders had taken earlier allowed him to lead the final 22 laps en route to his second consecutive victory in the Camping World Truck series. Nemechek wound up finishing more than 3.3 seconds ahead of reigning Cup champion Chase Elliott on a steamy Saturday in Texas.
SONOMA, CA – RIS – Kyle Larson started from the pole and dominated the NASCAR Cup race at the road course at Sanoma Raceway on Sunday. Larson won both stages and outran Chase Elliott to the final overtime checkered flag. Martin Truex finished third. Joey Logano and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five finishers on the tricky road course.
(LEXINGTON, OH – JUNE 5, 2021 – RIS) A pit penalty that sent him to the rear of the field on lap 55 was not enough to deny AJ Allmendinger his fifth career road course win in NASCAR's Xfinity series races. 'Dinger took the lead on a late race restart, holding it through an overtime restart and going on to best his fellow Kaulig racing driver Justin Haley by 0.809 second and denying 18-year-old Ty Gibbs his second series win in a row.
(CONCORD, NC - May 30, 2021 - RIS) 269, 5, 328, 8, 238 – the numbers of note at the 2021 Coca-Cola 600. Kyle Larson returned the No. 5 number to victory lane for Hendrick Motorsports, the number that started the HMS dynasty when Geoff Bodine won a race at Martinsville, saving the then-cash strapped team from closing down. The rest, as they say, is history. Kyle Larson led 328 of the 400 laps in NASCAR's longest race, taking the checker for Hendrick Motorsports' win number 269, passing the Petty teams for the most wins by a team and giving Larson his eighth career win in Cup races.
SPEEDWAY, IN - RIS -Helio Castroneves won the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday for the fourth time in his career. By beating Alex Palou in the final laps of the 105th running of the Indy 500, Castroneves now ties A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser for the most all time first-place finishes. Castroneves has 31 Indy car victories in his career.
(CONCORD, NC – MAY 29, 2021 – RIS) Ty Gibbs notched his second win in six starts for the 2021 season, bouncing back from an early spin to dominate the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco Uniforms 300 over the final stage of the race. Gibbs beat Austin Cindric to the line on the final lap by 0.437 second, with Harrison Burton third, Brandon Brown fourth and Tyler Reddick taking fifth.
(CONCORD, NC – MAY 28, 2021 – RIS) Rain delayed the start of Xfinity practice at Charlotte by about 25 minutes and then ended the session a minute or so early. Because of the rain and the time required to dry the track, NASCAR cancelled Truck series qualifying and assigned starting positions based on series standings. This gave Todd Gilliland the No. 1 starting position, flanked by Sheldon Creed, with Austin Hill and John Hunter Nemechek in the second row. Creed grabbed the lead from Gilliland and led most of the first stage,
AUSTIN, TX – RIS – NASCAR’s first trip to the Circuit of the Americas was a wet affair. At times it poured the rain, water pooled on the track, and dangerous accidents were the result. Since traditional road racing runs in the wet conditions, that is what the drivers did. Unfortunately, the race had to be stopped 14 laps short of the advertised distance with Chase Elliott in the lead. The so-called road ace was declared the winner when it was impossible to continue.
Jay Leno and Kevin Eubanks to Serve as Grand Marshals For Coca-Cola 600;
Christian McCaffrey Named Honorary Pace Car Driver
(CONCORD, NC – MAY 23, 2021) CMS Press release: Jay Leno and Kevin Eubanks have been named co-grand marshals for the 62nd running of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Photos courtesy of YBYL)
(AUSTIN, TX – MAY 22, 2021 – RIS) Kyle "Rowdy" Busch never looked like being challenged at the first NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in the Pit Boss 250 today. Busch scored his career win number 98 in the series after starting on the pole after qualifying was held under wet conditions. The race started on an almost dry track with all teams electing to mount slicks instead of rain tires and the weather never threatened the race.
AUSTIN, TX – RIS – The rains came and stayed on Saturday, but it did not stop Todd Gilliland at all. The 21-year-old took his Ford F-150, won the first stage and after a pit penalty roared through the field and won the road race at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) road course in what was a dominant day for the Front Row Motorsports driver. He won by 7.9 seconds. It is Gilliland’s second career series win. His previous Truck win came in October 2019 at Martinsville Speedway.
(CONCORD, NC – MAY 17, 2021 – RIS) Tony Stewart, three-time NASCAR Cup champion, can drive pretty much anything he straps into. He has won sprint car races, midgets, Indy cars, and come very close to winning the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in prototype racers. Tony Stewart (Smoke) recently attended a Doug Hawley drag racing school, then, if reports are accurate, made enough passes to get his Top Alcohol license and now has made enough Top Fuel passes for a Top Fuel license, even if he only keeps driving in test sessions.
The Force is With Us at zMAX Dragway
DOVER, Del – RIS – Alex Bowman let his three teammates at Hendrick Motorsports across the finish lkine in the No. 48 Chevrolet for his second win of the season in the No. 48 car that won 11 times at Dover with seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson driving. After taking the lead from Kyle Larson during a round of pit stops, Alex Bowman dominated the final 100 laps of the Drydene 400.
John and Brittany Force, Greg Anderson and Scotty Pollacheck No. 1 qualifiers at Four-Wide Nationals
DOVER, Del – RIS – Austin Cindric spent the beginning of the race back in the pack, but he showed dominance in the final stage, roaring to a nearly five-second victory at Dover International Speedway in a NASCAR Xfinity race. The high-banked concrete track has always been one of Cindric’s favorites and it showed after the race.
Capacity Restrictions Lifted for Month of May Motorsports Events Including NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals This weekend and May 28-30 Coca-Cola 600 Weekend
(CONCORD, NC – MAY 14, 2021) With Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest executive order, Charlotte Motor Speedway can operate at full capacity for an action-packed motorsports month of May, including this weekend’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals and Memorial Day Weekend’s Coca-Cola 600.
NASCAR Tops NHRA in Four-Wide Drag Race
DARLINGTON, SC – RIS – You might say that it was Martin Truex, Jr.’s day in the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup race on Sunday. If you did say it, you would be correct. Truex led 248 of 293 laps and the last 105 in totally dominating fashion. He first took the lead on Lap 22 and only gave it up during pit stops or cautions. Kyle Larson cut into Truex’s often large lead over the final 30 laps, coming as close as two car-lengths down the stretch. But the Joe Gibbs Racing driver held him off for his second victory of the season.