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John Hunter Nemechek
Eligible for Rookie of the Year
XFINITY Series
December 15, 2018
NASCAR has approved Nemechek and Chase Briscoe to compete for the Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year title in 2019, NBC Sports has confirmed.
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Darrell Wallace Jr.
U.S. Air Force to Continue Sponsorship
NASCAR Cup
December 14, 2018
The Air Force and Richard Petty Motorsports announced they will continue their 11th consecutive year of partnership together in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. The Air Force will continue to be a two-race primary sponsor of the famed No. 43 with driver Wallace Jr., as well as a major associate throughout the season, Richard Petty Motorsports PR reports.
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Daniel Hemric
To Drive No. 8 Next Season
NASCAR Cup
December 14, 2018
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, Richard Childress Racing PR reports.
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Jamie McMurray
Becoming NASCAR Analyst
NASCAR Cup
December 12, 2018
Veteran NASCAR driver and 2010 DAYTONA 500 champion McMurray has landed his next full-time ride. McMurray joins FOX Sports for the 2019 season as a NASCAR analyst for NASCAR RACE HUB, the sport's most-watched daily show, and NASCAR RACEDAY, among other duties, FOX Sports reports.
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Denny Hamlin
Gets new crew chief
NASCAR Cup
December 6, 2018
Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Chris Gabehart will serve as crew chief on the No. 11 MENCS Toyota. Gabehart spent the past three seasons as a crew chief in JGR's Xfinity Series program, capturing a total of nine wins over that time, Joe Gibbs Racing PR reports.
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Brandon Jones
New Crew Chief Named
XFINITY Series
December 6, 2018
Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Jeff Meendering will return to the organization to fill the role vacated by Gabehart as crew chief on the No. 19 Xfinity Series with driver Jones. Joe Gibbs Racing PR reports.
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John Hunter Nemechek
Joins GMS Racing
XFINITY Series
December 6, 2018
GMS Racing announced that Nemechek will join the team for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Nemechek will be the driver of the No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro under the GMS Racing banner and will contend for the 2019 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors, GMS Racing PR reports.
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Blake Koch
Signs with JD Motorsports
XFINITY Series
December 5, 2018
Koch has officially signed to drive the No. 4 car at JD Motorsports with Gary Keller for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity season with help from his company, FilterTime, JD Motorsports PR reports.
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Kurt Busch
Heading to Chip Ganassi Racing
NASCAR Cup
December 4, 2018
Busch and sponsor Monster Energy will move to Chip Ganassi Racing next season for Busch's 20th season in NASCAR, the Associated Press reports.
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Tanner Berryhill
Full-Time Cup Series Ride
NASCAR Cup
December 4, 2018
Obaika Racing is excited to announce that Berryhill will be the full-time driver of the No. 97 Toyota Camry for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Obaika Racing PR reports.
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Justin Haley
Moving to Xfinity Series
XFINITY Series
December 3, 2018
Kaulig Racing is eager to announce the development of a multi-year deal with 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion contender, Haley. Starting with the Xfinity Series season opener in Daytona, the 19-year-old Winamac, Indiana, native will be behind the wheel of the No. 11 Chevy Camaro, Kaulig Racing PR reports.
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Kurt Busch
Confirmed Departure with Stewart Haas Racing
NASCAR Cup
December 3, 2018
Busch confirmed Sunday night that he will not be returning to Stewart-Haas Racing next season, motorsport.com reports.
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Daniel Suarez
Finalizing Details with New Team
NASCAR Cup
December 3, 2018
Suarez says he is finalizing the details with his new race team for next season, and that he hopes to have more opportunities for success with his new team, motorsport.com reports.
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Elliott Sadler
Most Popular Xfinity Series Driver
XFINITY Series
November 30, 2018
Sadler has been named the NASCAR Xfinity Series Most Popular Driver for the third consecutive year, NASCAR.com reports.
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Chase Briscoe
Joins Stewart Haas Racing
XFINITY Series
November 27, 2018
Stewart-Haas Racing with Fred Biagi will field driver Briscoe in its No. 98 Ford Mustang fulltime in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2019, stewarthaasracing.com reports.
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Austin Dillon
New Crew Chief Named
NASCAR Cup
November 27, 2018
Danny Stockman, who guided Dillon to the 2011 truck title and 2013 Xfinity title, will replace Justin Alexander as Dillon's Cup crew chief next season, Bob Pockrass of ESPN reports.
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Matt DiBenedetto
Named Crew Chief
NASCAR Cup
November 27, 2018
Leavine Family Racing is proud to announce that Mike Wheeler is joining the organization as the crew chief for the No. 95 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team for the 2019 season, Leavine Family Racing PR reports.
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Matt Tifft
Joins Front Row Motorsports
NASCAR Cup
November 27, 2018
Bob Jenkins will expand his Front Row Motorsports team in 2019, signing Tifft to drive a third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series entry, the No. 36 Ford Mustang, Front Row Motorsports PR reports.
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Morgan Shepherd
Plans to Return in 2019
XFINITY Series
November 26, 2018
Shepherd had Landon Cassill drive his Xfinity car for him in Miami, but Shepherd says he plans to be back next season, NBC Sports reports.
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Jimmie Johnson
Car Swap with Fernando Alonso
NASCAR Cup
November 26, 2018
Seven-time NASCAR champion Johnson and two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso have had the first chance to try each other's cars out during the JJxALO car swap in Bahrain, motorsport.com reports.
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John Hunter Nemechek
Possible to GMS Racing
XFINITY Series
November 21, 2018
Nemechek is on the move. After a limited XFINITY Series schedule with Chip Ganassi Racing this season, he'll jump to GMS Racing in 2019 frontstretch.com reports.
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Daniel Hemric
Luke Lambert to Crew Chief
NASCAR Cup
November 21, 2018
Crew chief Luke Lambert told NBC Sports he's signed a new deal with Richard Childress Racing and will serve as rookie Hemric's crew chief on the No. 31 car next season.
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Kurt Busch
10th-Place at Homestead
NASCAR Cup
November 19, 2018
Busch finished 10th Sunday in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, stewarthaasracing.com reports.
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Aric Almirola
Caps Career-Best Season
NASCAR Cup
November 19, 2018
Almirola put the finishing touches on a career-best season with his ninth-place finish in Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, stewarthaasracing.com reports.
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Clint Bowyer
Eighth in Ford EcoBoost 400
NASCAR Cup
November 19, 2018
Bowyer rebounded from some late-season struggles to post a strong eighth-place finish in Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, stewarthaasracing.com reports.
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