Gaunt Brothers Racing has signed Daniel Suárez to drive its No. 96 Toyota Camry fulltime in the NASCAR Cup Series beginning with the 2020 season.
It’s far too early to be thinking about Christmas, but Clint Bowyer was the Grinch whole stole the thunder from local favorite Jimmie Johnson during Saturday’s time trials at Auto Club Speedway.
After some pressure from certain teams in the NASCAR Cup Series garage, manufactures like Toyota, and the Race Team Alliance, NASCAR could make an announcement later this week about a possible postponement for the new NASCAR Cup Series NextGen race car until 2022 due to lack of preparedness from COVID-19.
NASCAR is expected to announce early this next week that practice and qualifying for all three NASCAR's top series are expected to return at Talladega in late June.
NASCAR announced Thursday an initial short-term schedule, beginning with a NASCAR Cup Series race May 17 at Darlington Raceway, to mark the return to the track for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic brought sports to a halt in the middle of March.
Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has been cleared to return to competition. He will drive the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Hendrick Motorsports in this weekend’s Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Just before a caution flag with five laps remaining, Elliott had pulled out to a 10-second advantage on the field. He turned in a fantastic restart and drove three perfect final laps in his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to ultimately hold off Denny Hamlin by .202-second to win the Go Bowling 235.
As part of NASCAR’s announcement of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, Martinsville Speedway will host the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 on April 10, 2021 and Xfinity 500 on Oct. 31, 2021.
Guaranteed Rate, which joined Roush Fenway as a primary partner on Ryan Newman’s No. 6 Ford Mustang entry in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020, has extended its partnership and will continue as a primary in multiple races in 2021.