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Moffitt adds fulltime Truck ride to 2021 NASCAR plans

Moffitt, who previously announced he would compete fulltime in the Xfinity Series next season with Our Motorsports, will also drive fulltime in the Truck Series for Niece Motorsports in 2021, the team confirmed Wednesday evening.Moffitt, 28, will compete in Niece’s No. 45 Chevrolet and will start the 2021 season racing for points in the Truck series.“I...

2021 Daytona 500 to have limited fans in attendance

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Daytona International Speedway announced Wednesday the track will host a limited number of fans for the 63rd annual Daytona 500, the season-opener of the NASCAR Cup Series season scheduled for Feb. 14.The track did not provide an exact number of fans that could attend but said it would work to accommodate fans that...

Xfinity champ Austin Cindric returns to sports cars at Sebring

Cindric, 22, is set to compete in this weekend’s Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Classic Sebring 12 Hour presented by the Alan Jay Automotive Network at Sebring International Raceway.Cindric clinched his first Xfinity title on Nov. 7 at Phoenix International Raceway with Team Penske. He will spend time Thursday through Sunday as a co-driver in the CRP...

Allmendinger to compete for NASCAR Xfinity title in 2021

Allmendinger has raced part-time with Kaulig since 2019, winning on three occasions. Next year, he will join Jeb Burton and Justin Haley as the team intends to run three cars full-time.The team started as a single-car operation just four years ago and have since won seven races. Allmendinger will pilot the No. 16 Chevrolet Camaro.“As a part-time driver...

Corey LaJoie joins Spire Motorsports for 2021 Cup season

LaJoie, 29, will drive Spire’s No. 7 Chevrolet beginning with the Feb. 14 Daytona 500.LaJoie, a third-generation racer whose father and grandfather are members of the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame, spent the last two seasons at Go Fas Racing. He provided the team’s best finish in a Cup race, sixth at Daytona in the 2019 season.An expanding operation In...

Hendrick Motorsports crew member and wife killed in car crash

William “Rowdy” Harrell, who most recently served as a tire carrier on driver Alex Bowman’s No. 88 NASCAR Cup Series team, and his wife, Blakley, died at the scene in a head-on car crash in the Florida Keys Tuesday night, according to police reports.The crash happened around 9:40 p.m. at mile marker 76 on U.S. 1 on Lower Matecumbe Key. William, 30,...

Ryan Truex to compete for 2021 Truck title with Niece Motosports

Truex, the 28-year-old younger brother of former Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr., ran nine races with Niece during the 2020 season with his best finish of 12th coming at Las Vegas and Kansas.While the younger Truex has extensive NASCAR experience, the 2021 season will only be the third in which he has had the opportunity to run a full schedule...

Morgan Shepherd diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

A statement posted to Shepherd’s team’s Web site on Monday said Shepherd, 79, was in the early stages of the nervous system disorder.“In true Shepherd fashion, he is determined to look into 2021 and make plans for another year of NASCAR racing, as a car owner,” the statement from Shepherd Racing Ventures said.“We all have had challenges to overcome...

John Hunter Nemechek joins KBM for 2021 Truck season

Nemechek, who just completed his rookie Cup Series season with Front Row Motorsports, will move back to the Truck Series in 2021.He will compete for the title with KBM, driving the No. 4 Toyota Tundra. The 23-year-old revealed last week that he and FRM would part ways, leaving many to wonder where the young racer was heading with limited rides available...

NASCAR Euro Series' 2021 schedule features iconic road courses

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series showcases 2 different championships: EuroNASCAR Pro is dedicated to professional and high profile drivers, while the EuroNASCAR 2 is restricted to young and amateur drivers.Both drivers share the same car but score points in their own championship. Each division will run two races at each of the seven events for a total...

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