Motorsports Industry News

July 9, 2024


Alex Bowman wins Chicago Street Race, snaps 80-race victory drought

On a wet-and-dry day on the streets of Chicago, crew chief Blake Harris made the right call, and driver Alex Bowman promised to wet his whistle after ending an 80-race drought. “The last time we won, we didn’t really get to celebrate – we’re going to drink so much damn bourbon tonight,” said Bowman, who clinched a spot in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs with his victory in Sunday’s Grant Park 165 at the Chicago Street Course…

Shane van Gisbergen earns third Xfinity Series win of 2024 at Chicago

Shane van Gisbergen put on a master class Saturday afternoon, winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ The Loop 110 at the Chicago Street Course. The New Zealander led early and, again, led late to claim his third consecutive series road-course win and second race win on the 2.2-mile downtown Chicago streets…

Christian Eckes leads all the way, secures Triple Truck Challenge prize in Nashville triumph

Christian Eckes absolutely dominated Friday night’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series’ Rackley Roofing 200 at Nashville Superspeedway, the 23-year old leading all 150 laps – the first time a driver has led every race lap in 12 years…

Tim Brown breaks down his milestone 100th victory at Bowman Gray Stadium

Saturday’s festivities at Bowman Gray Stadium saw veteran Tim Brown reach one of the few milestones he had yet to achieve in his storied career. By fending off long-time rival Burt Myers in a 25-lap sprint race, Brown officially secured his 100th victory in Bowman Gray’s famous Modified division, much to the delight of the exuberant crowd that has both cheered and jeered him at different points since his debut race at the Madhouse more than 30 years ago…

Hailie Deegan, AM Racing part ways, effective immediately

AM Racing has parted ways with driver Hailie Deegan effective immediately, the NASCAR Xfinity Series team announced Monday morning. “AM Racing and Hailie Deegan have decided to part ways, effective immediately,” the team statement reads. “We are grateful for Hailie’s contributions and dedication as the driver of the No. 15 Ford Mustang during her time with the race team. We wish Hailie the best in her future endeavors and look forward to her continued success on and off the track.”…

NASCAR, ABB reveal EV prototype and launch electrification innovation partnership

NASCAR and ABB, a global leader in electrification and automation, announced today the ABB NASCAR Electrification Innovation Partnership and revealed a new EV prototype at the Chicago Street Race. ABB becomes the first Official Partner of NASCAR Impact, the sanctioning body’s platform driving NASCAR’s mission to strengthen its communities and contribute to a healthier planet, and together will work to advance NASCAR’s strategic sustainability ambitions across electrification…

NASCAR inks licensing deal with Lululemon

Lululemon has signed its first ever licensing deal with NASCAR around this weekend's @NASCAR Chicago event, with items ranging from branded tank tops and T-shirts for $70 to leggings for $150…

Paralyzed Veterans of America Kicks Off Annual Food City / Richard Petty In-Store Donation Drive July 3 - 30, 2024

Paralyzed Veterans of America – the nation's premier nonprofit of choice for disabled Veterans, their families, and caregivers – today launched its annual in-store checkout campaign with long-time partner Food City and seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty. The promotion helps PVA ensure disabled veterans receive the benefits they earned, the specialized health care they need, the meaningful careers they want, and more. Since 2011, Food City has raised nearly $3.69 million dollars, with last year's campaign raising nearly half a million dollars for PVA…

Spire Motorsports signs Rodney Childers to multiyear deal

Rodney Childers, a 40-time NASCAR Cup Series race winning crew chief and one of the sport’s most respected tacticians, will lead Spire Motorsports No. 7 team and driver Corey LaJoie in 2025...

Award-Winning MAVTV Original Docuseries "On the Rise" Returns with New Episodes Spotlighting Rising Racing Talent

MAVTV – the world's premier media platform for passion-fueled motorsports, powersports and automotive programming – has announced the premiere of two all-new episodes of "On the Rise." The award-winning original documentary series delves into the personal journeys of promising young racers across the two-wheel and four-wheel motorsports worlds. Each episode follows a different driver chasing the dream of competing at the highest level

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