Chastain Named Full-Time Driver of Ganassi’s No. 42 NXS Ride in 2019

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

Ross Chastain continues to defy the odds of modern day big-time stock car racing as Chip Ganassi Racing and DC Solar have announced the 25-year-old as the full-time driver of the No. 42 DC Solar Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2019. Continue reading “Chastain Named Full-Time Driver of Ganassi’s No. 42 NXS Ride in 2019”

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Martin Truex Jr. and Cole Pearn to Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Team in 2019

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

We all knew it was happening, we just had no idea when it would officially be announced. Wednesday, Joe Gibbs Racing ended the worst kept secret of this year’s silly season by announcing in a press release that Martin Truex Jr. and his crew chief Cole Pearn will be joining the organization next season. Continue reading “Martin Truex Jr. and Cole Pearn to Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Team in 2019”

NASCAR May Have Just Unofficially Eliminated Cup Drivers in Lower Series

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

On Thursday, NASCAR released new rules for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoor Truck Series seasons. While there were a ton of new rules announced — I will get to some of those in a few — nothing is bigger than the incentive NASCAR just gave car owners to keep Cup Series drivers out of their Xfinity and Truck Series rides.

Starting in 2019, wins by Cup Series drivers in either of the other two NASCAR National Series will not count toward playoff points, or berths for the teams in which they compete.

This means if any owner wants to be able to run for the owner’s championship, they must stick with series regular drivers. Cup drivers had already been eliminated from driving for lower tier series championships while running for the Cup Series title in recent years. Then NASCAR took their rules to the next step by limiting the races in which Cup Series drivers could participate in the NXS and NGOTS.
Continue reading “NASCAR May Have Just Unofficially Eliminated Cup Drivers in Lower Series”