Cole Custer Grabs NASCAR XFINITY Series Ride in 2017 with Stewart Haas Racing

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Photo – Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

Custer will pilot the No. 00 with Haas Automation Sponsorship

There’s little doubt that Cole Custer is a talented NASCAR Next alumnus and a future star of NASCAR. Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway, he’ll be looking to earn a Camping World Truck Series victory to earn a place in their inaugural Chase for the championship title. Custer is now ninth in the series point standings, just outside the eighth-place cut off to qualify for the Chase.

Whether Custer makes the Chase or not, the future looks bright for this young 18-year-old driver from Ladera Ranch, CA. Earlier today Stewart Haas Racing announced that Custer will race the No. 00 in the XFINITY Series for the 2017 season. He’ll  turn 19 just before the season begins next February at Daytona International Speedway.  Continue reading

Kevin Harvick To Remain At Stewart-Haas Racing With Long-Term Contract Extension

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Photo – Getty Images

Put the rumors to rest, 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick isn’t going anywhere.

Despite consistent chatter that Harvick was leaving Stewart-Haas Racing at the end of the 2016 Cup season, the team announced Thursday afternoon a long-term contract extension for Harvick to remain as the driver of the No. 4 car in a new multi-year agreement. The length of the contract was not specified.

The Bakersfield, California native joined SHR after a lengthy stint at Richard Childress Racing in 2014 and his impact with the organization was not influential but immediate. In his first season driving the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, Harvick scored eight poles, won five races and led a whopping 2,137 laps en route to his first Sprint Cup championship. Continue reading

Haas Racing Development Driver Nick Drake Making Truck Series Debut at Dover International Speedway

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Photo – Jonathan Moore/Getty Images

Nick Drake, a Haas Racing development driver will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut next weekend at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, has confirmed.

Drake, 20, will drive the No. 49 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado in the Dover 200 on May 13 in a collaborative effort between JR Motorsports and Premium Motorsports. Dave McCarty, a longtime veteran of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will serve as crew chief. Continue reading

Kurt Busch Wins at Michigan when Rain Halts NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race

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Starting 24th in a backup car, Kurt Busch fought his way to the front of the field through intermittent rain showers and won Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway when a deluge halted the race after 138 of a scheduled 200 laps.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was second when NASCAR red-flagged the event for the fourth time. Martin Truex Jr.was third, followed by Matt Kenseth and Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski. Continue reading

Fan4Racing Fan2Fan NASCAR & Race Talk – Monday, January 19, 2015

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Guests include ARCA Racing driver, Patrick Staropoli, talking about testing at Daytona with Empire Racing, his Harvard Magazine feature, and more.

NASCAR Next driver Cole Custer, with JR Motorsports talks about his 2015 season and racing in the Chili Bowl Nationals this past week.

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