With the grandstands empty and TV ratings low Kevin Harvick believes Sunday’s crash-marred, rain-plagued Clash should be the last edition of the exhibition race that kicks off the Cup season at Daytona International Speedway.
During his weekly “Happy Hours” program Monday on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s NASCAR Channel, the 2014 series champion laid out his vision how NASCAR could change the event.
“The Clash is one of those things that I think we could probably eliminate as we go forward and look at the new schedule,” the driver of the No. 4 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing said. “The reason I say that is you’re trying to bring a lot of guys into the race.
Craft 1861 To Sponsor RC Enerson And Carlin At Official Indycar Test
RC Enerson testing at Laguna Seca on Friday
Scottsdale-based Craft 1861, a leading provider of wellness products, will be the official sponsor of young, American racer Enerson as he tests with Carlin at this week’s official NTT IndyCar Series open test at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas from February 12-13.
Craft 1861’s production and content marketing partner, WePursuit, will be a secondary sponsor at both events.
Genesee returns as Official Beer of Watkins Glen International
Rochester, NY – Get ready to start your engines because Genesee Beer is back to the races. Genesee Beer announced today its return as the Official Beer of Watkins Glen International in its first commercial sponsorship in over a decade.
The multi-year sponsorship includes Genesee branding on the largest beer can in New York State with over 2.5 MILLION ounces, category exclusive logo and promotional rights, a free Genesee Summer Concert Series, hundreds of fan experiences and more!
NHRA officials postponed eliminations for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway until Monday, February 11, following a day of lengthy rain delays. Officials worked during the course of the day to dry the track but intermittent and steady rains forced the postponement.
Racing will resume at 10 a.m. on Monday with Top Fuel taking the track to start the day to complete their first round of eliminations. The schedule for Monday will remain the same as Sunday.
Group1001 to Feature Gainbridge on No. 26 Honda of Zach Veach
Zach Veach's new look
The No. 26 of Zach Veach will take on a bold new look for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season as primary sponsor Group1001 features online financial services platform Gainbridge on Veach’s full-season entry.
Gainbridge is a digital-first annuity and life insurance agency built to equip people for action. It puts power directly into clients’ hands with an offering of high-yield tax-deferred accumulation and income products designed to grow their money for goals big and small, not just retirement. The products Gainbridge offers provide three key benefits: steady growth, simplicity and transparency.
NFP Partners with Juncos Racing for INDYCAR Classic in Austin TX
Ricardo Juncos beams at the NFP logo with Doug Hammond and Kyle Kaiser
Austin, Texas – Juncos Racing announced today NFP would extend their partnership with the team’s NTT IndyCar Series program for the 2019 INDYCAR Classic taking place at the Circuit Of The Americas (COTA) on Mar. 24, 2019. Kyle Kaiser will make his return to the NTT IndyCar Series and pilot the No. 32 NFP Chevrolet for Juncos Racing.
NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement, and individual private client solutions. Nationally ranked as a leading insurance broker and best place to work in insurance, NFP focuses on the unique insurance challenges that companies and individuals face.
McLaren Racing Announces Global Partnership With British American Tobacco
Tobacco companies are returning to motorsports
Focusing solely on potentially reduced risk products and grounded in technology and innovation
McLaren Racing has today announced a global partnership with British American Tobacco (BAT), focused solely on BAT’s potentially reduced risk products and grounded in technology and innovation.
The multi-year partnership is centered on accelerating BAT’s transforming agenda, leveraging its portfolio of potentially reduced risk products, aiming to deliver the world’s tobacco and nicotine consumers a better tomorrow.
The Williams will have all new colors this year. What will they be?
We have a news-packed week ahead, as the Formula 1 teams launch their 2019 cars or liveries or both ahead of testing on Monday, 18 February at Circuit de Catalunya.
Note: Some of our launch news today may be delayed due to travel
February 11 Toro Rosso launch (Online) February 11 Williams livery reveal (Online, Grove) February 12 Renault launch (Enstone) February 13 Mercedes shakedown/launch (Online, Silverstone Shakedown) February 13 Racing Point launch (Toronto) February 13 Red Bull launch (Online, Silverstone Shakedown) February 14 McLaren launch (Woking) February 15 Ferrari launch (Maranello) February 18 Alfa Romeo launch (Barcelona)
Advance Auto Parts Clash Second Place Finisher, Kurt Busch (No. 1 Monster Energy Chevrolet), Race Winning Crew Chief, Kevin Meendering, Team Owner Rick Hendrick and Jimmie Johnson(No. 48 Ally Chevrolet).
Video: Reigning Champion unveils new Ford Mustang Supercar
Shell V-Power Ford Mustang
The Shell V-Power Racing Team has pulled the covers off its 2019 Ford Mustang GT Supercar today, which it hopes will help to defend their Supercars Championship title.
Introduced after a 12-month joint development program between the Shell V-Power Racing Team, Ford Performance and Ford’s Asia-Pacific design studio, the Mustang is Ford’s latest in an historic line of Australian Touring Car entries.
NASCAR is finally putting a stop to its rampant cheating problem
The cars of Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon and Ty Dillon each failed inspection twice before Daytona 500 qualifying Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.
Each team had its car chief ejected for the rest of the Speedweeks. They will not be allowed back at the track until after the Daytona 500. Each team also will lose 15 minutes of practice time this week.
Video: Big wreck and rain ends the Daytona Clash Contact between Jimmie Johnson and Paul Menard touches off the "Big One" during the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway. Johnson would take the lead and win the race. Comment
Harrison Burton Wins ARCA Menards Series Lucas Oil 200
Harrison Burton (No. 20 DEX Imaging Toyota) drove to victory in Saturday's ARCA Menards Series Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire at Daytona International Speedway. It was Burton's first start of any type at Daytona.
"It means so much to come here and win at a track my dad won at before me," Burton said. "I can't thank my guys at Venturini Motorsports enough, they busted their butts on this car for the last month to get it so we can come here and compete to win.
BN Racing moves up through Road To Indy Ladder quickly
BN Racing is setting a new standard in the Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires.
Led by team owner and Englishman Bryn Nuttal, BN Racing has quickly become a force to be reckoned with since debuting in 2017 in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship – the entry rung of the three-tiered, INDYCAR-sanctioned development ladder. BN stepped up to the next level in 2018, capturing three wins in Indy Pro 2000 presented by Cooper Tires (formerly known as Pro Mazda) with driver David Malukas.
Video: Contact between Elliott, Newman touches off multi-car wreck
Elliott surveys his banged up car
Just over half an hour into 'The Daytona Clash' practice and contact between Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott and paddock bully Ryan Newman sets off a wreck that captures Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin as well.
Driving in his debut event for Stewart-Haas Racing last year, Aric Almirola had the lead roughly a mile from the finish line.
But as he approached Turn 3 at Daytona International Speedway and tried to block a run by Austin Dillon, contact between Dillon’s No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Almirola’s No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Mustang sent Almirola into the outside wall and Dillon into Victory Lane.
Under the circumstances, Almirola was extraordinarily gracious after the fact, defusing what could have been a volatile situation between the two drivers.
Ericsson finds IndyCars harder to drive than F1 cars
Marcus Ericsson finding IndyCars a handful
As readers of AutoRacing1.com know we have long maintained that F1 is an engineering exercise first and foremost. As such engineers win races in F1, not drivers and the car is 99% of the equation and the driver 1%. Hence winning the F1 World Driving title does not mean you are the best driver, just that you are driving the best car and you beat your teammate.
Former F1 driver Marcus Ericsson, now driving an IndyCar and preparing for his first year in the American-based series is finding out that driving talent matters in IndyCar.
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