NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series News & Notes – Auto Club Speedway

In A Zone: Kyle Busch looks to scratch another record in the books Kyle Busch takes a six-point edge over Joey Logano in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points standings as the series continues its “West Coast Swing.” And this week may be especially significant in the milestone category as Busch faces two chances to claim a historic 200 combined NASCAR national series wins. It could come in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) – if he doesn’t earn it in…

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Daytona Nibbles: DAYTONA 500 Honorary Pace Truck Driver… A Familiar Face

Dale Earnhardt Jr., the two-time DAYTONA 500 champion, will serve as the Honorary Pace Truck Driver for the 61st annual running of “The Great American Race.” Views: 155

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Daytona Nibbles: Jamie McMurray Gives a Nod to the Past and Starts a New Chapter

Jamie McMurray, 2010 DAYTONA 500 champion, will take to the high banks during DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth behind the wheel of the No. 40 Chevrolet of Spire Motorsports in partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing. Views: 194

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Daytona Nibbles: Silly Season

Another year means new teams and new sponsors for some veterans of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. 2017 MENCS champion Martin Truex Jr. joins Joe Gibbs Racing in the No. 19, with Daniel Suarez moving over to Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 41. Suarez replaces 2017 DAYTONA 500 champion Kurt Busch, who will drive the No. 1 for Chip Ganassi Racing. Lastly, 2008 DAYTONA 500 champion Ryan Newman returns to a Ford in the Roush Fenway Racing-owned No. 6. (Daytona Speedway PR) Views: 172

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Daytona Nibbles: New Faces

Daniel Hemric, Ryan Preece, Matt Tifft and Tanner Berryhill are beginning their rookie campaigns in the Monster Energy Series in 2019. Preece and Tifft, both former Joe Gibbs Racing drivers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, will race in the No. 47 for JTG-Daugherty Racing and the No. 36 for Front Row Motorsports, respectively. Hemric, the two-time NXS championship finalist, will wheel the No. 8 for Richard Childress Racing, marking the return of the number made famous by Dale Earnhardt Jr. when he drove for Dale Earnhardt Inc. from 2000-07. Berryhill…

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Daytona Nibbles: The Champ is Here

After earning the title of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion in 2018, Joey Logano will look to win his second DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 17. The 28-year-old Connecticut native won “The Great American Race” in 2015, giving Roger Penske his second victory in the event. The last time a MENCS champion went on to win the DAYTONA 500 the following year was Dale Jarrett in 2000. (Daytona Speedway PR) Views: 191

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Racing Has A New Name: IT’S O-S-C-A-R

CONCORD, N.C. & PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO – (January 10, 2019) – Oscar Mayer will debut as a 2019 sponsor of the No. 6 Oscar Mayer Ford Mustang at the historic Daytona 500 on February 17, with driver Ryan Newman and Roush Fenway Racing. Views: 329

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Daniel Hemric to Drive the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in 2019

WELCOME, N.C. (December 14, 2018) – Daniel Hemric will carry a familiar number for his rookie season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019, driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The 27-year-old will continue the long tradition of Kannapolis, North Carolina, natives who have driven the No. 8 on the racetrack. Views: 460

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