GMS Racing Tricked Everyone With ‘Big Announcement’

By: Toby Christie – follow on twitter @toby_christie

Touchet GMS Racing. After months of rumors and speculation that the team, which currently fields teams in the Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series, would move to cup in 2018, the organization played the ultimate trick on the media Thursday. Continue reading “GMS Racing Tricked Everyone With ‘Big Announcement’”

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Silly Season: What Rides are Left for Kenseth, Busch and Kahne?

By: Toby Christie – Follow on twitter @toby_christie

Silly season is in full swing, and three notable veteran drivers are among those trying to secure a ride for the 2018 season: Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch and Kasey Kahne.

Rides are filling up left and right in an ever changing market, which is now seeing the value of veteran drivers diminish with young drivers like Ryan Blaney, Kyle Larson and others running incredibly well while demanding less salary than the drivers who have been in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for a decade or more.. Continue reading “Silly Season: What Rides are Left for Kenseth, Busch and Kahne?”

Kasey Kahne Will Not Be Back at Hendrick in 2018

By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @toby_christie

After six years of driving the No. 5 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, Kasey Kahne will have to search for a new ride in 2018, the race team announced in a press release.

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Opinion: Sonoma Reminds Us That SAFER Barriers Need to Be Everywhere

By: Toby Christie – @Toby_Christie

One of the greatest safety innovations in racing history is the SAFER barrier, or the metal walls, with energy absorbing foam that sit in front of the existing concrete walls at race tracks around the country. Fans, drivers and members of the NASCAR industry have called for tracks to add SAFER barriers at every section of the track inside and out, but every now and again cars in severe accidents find exposed concrete walls.

This weekend, at Sonoma Raceway during the Toyota / Save Mart 350 we were reminded once again how important the softer SAFER barrier walls are.
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