Track Talk – Pandemic Forces First IndyCar Schedule Change / New Englanders Deegan and Logano Help Needy Families in NC

The Grand Prix of Long Beach has been rescheduled for Sept. 26 due the COVID-19 pandemic. The legendary street course race was originally scheduled for April 18, but the new date will make it the NTT IndyCar Series season finale. It also creates a three-race, three weekend west coast swing to conclude the season.

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HELIO CASTRONEVES INDUCTED INTO TEAM PENSKE HALL OF FAME

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (December 11, 2020) – Over the course of his 21 seasons competing for Team Penske, Helio Castroneves produced hall of fame results for North America’s most successful racing organization. On Friday, Castroneves was recognized for his accomplishments on and off the track as he became the ninth inductee into the Team Penske Hall of Fame.

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Wood Brothers Racing Honored with Prestigious FIA Heritage Cup

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 11, 2020) – For 70 years Wood Brothers Racing has excelled in – and transformed – the world of motorsports. As the longest tenured team in NASCAR history, the Wood Brothers have compiled a literal Hall of Fame resume both on and off the track. Beyond their countless trophies and accolades, innovations including the modern pit stop continue to define the Wood’s legacy in racing series across the globe.

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Track Talk: Corey LaJoie to Drive Spire Motorsports Camaro, WRC 2021 Season Is Set to Kick Off

Spire Motorsports announced that Corey LaJoie will drive the team’s No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) full time in 2021 and beyond.

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Add A Third Checkmark To Kevin Harvick’s Brickyard Tally

Kevin Harvick waited out the weather and Denny Hamlin’s front right tire to grab his third Brickyard Victory and his fourth win of the season, tying Hamlin for that lead.

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It’s Good To Be Genuine Toyota Racing: Daniel Suárez Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Preview

MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (May 29, 2020) – It’s time for a little change of scenery for Daniel Suárez and the No. 96 It’s Good To Be Genuine Toyota Camry team for Gaunt Brothers Racing (GBR). After four races in the Carolinas during an 11-day stretch that ended a 70-day hiatus for the NASCAR Cup Series due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ll take to the concrete, high-banked, half-mile Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway oval for the some short-track racing.   Sunday’s Supermarket Heroes 500 marks the ninth race of 2020 for the…

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Today. Tomorrow. Toyota Racing: Daniel Suárez Alsco Uniforms 500k at Charlotte Preview

MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (May 25, 2020) – Daniel Suárez and the red, white and blue No. 96 Today. Tomorrow. Toyota Camry team for Gaunt Brothers Racing (GBR) can’t wait to get back to the 1.5-mile Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway oval for Wednesday night’s NASCAR Cup Series Alsco Uniforms 500k after an admittedly frustrating run in Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600.   Their sixth race together Sunday night – and third since the season resumed after a 70-day shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic – netted a 29th-place finish. That wouldn’t normally…

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Ryan Newman on Darlington: I’m so excited and thankful to be healthy to get back into the race car.

Team:                   No. 6 Oscar Mayer Ford Mustang Crew Chief:         Scott Graves Twitter:                @Roush6Team, @RoushFenway and @RyanJNewman Race Format:     400.2 miles, 293 laps, Stage Lengths: 90-95-108 Darlington 400 – Sunday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN, SiriusXM Channel 90                                                                                                                                                                   ADVANCE NOTES NASCAR Returns to Action NASCAR makes its return to racing this weekend with a NASCAR Cup Series race that will serve as the first of seven national series races over an 11-day span at two different tracks throughout May. The race at the historic South Carolina…

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Gaunt Brothers Racing Hires Nick Ollila as Technical Director

Motorsports Veteran Joins NASCAR Team from Virgin Australia Supercars Championship   MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 11, 2020) – Gaunt Brothers Racing, which fields the No. 96 Toyota Camry for driver Daniel Suárez in the NASCAR Cup Series, has hired Nick Ollila (pronounced Oh-li-lah) as its technical director, with the motorsports veteran overseeing the team’s engineering department. Ollila comes to Gaunt Brothers Racing after a three-year stint as the technical director for Kelly Racing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. The Warren, Michigan-native returned to the United States late last week in time…

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Remembering Ray Lee Wood

For decades people in southern Virginia and beyond knew Ray Lee Wood for the beautiful flowers growing in front of his home in the community of Buffalo Ridge and for the sourwood honey that he collected from his beehives. They knew of his prized Persian cats and Siberian Huskies, and the goldfish he raised in ponds on his family property. Others were amazed at his knowledge of the Bible and his loyalty to the Pentecostal Holiness Church. And there were some that knew the rest of the story, about how Wood was an integral part of…

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