MSgt Craig Thurman Experiencing a Tour of Duty NASCAR Style

(L-R) MSgt Craig Thurman chats with Ryan Preece and Chris Buescher with JTG Daugherty Racing about their partnership and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Camping World 400 race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Photo – Jay Husmann for Fan4Racing Blog and Radio

Jay Husmann spoke with MSgt Craig Thurman along with Chris Buescher and Ryan Preece with JGT Daugherty Racing at Chicagoland Speedway. Listen to Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk Review on Monday, July 1, 2019, to hear the audio of their conversation.

Thanks to a partnership between the USO (United Service Organizations) and Maxwell House, United States Air Force MSgt Craig Thurman visited Chicagoland Speedway for the Camping World 400 as a VIP.  Maxwell House sponsored the JTG Daugherty Racing No. 37 Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro of Chris Buescher in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series while the USO is an associate sponsor on both team cars, the No. 47 Kroger’s machine of rookie Ryan Preece as well.  That deal included MSgt Thurman’s name on the right side just like the driver’s name on the left side.

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Rookie Crew Chief, Taylor Moyer Handling Multiple Drivers

Zane Smith driver of the No. 8 at JR Motorsports at Chicagoland Speedway, talking with his crew chief during Xfinity Series qualifying for the Camping World 300 on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Photo – Jay Husmann for Fan4Racing Blog and Radio

The NASCAR Xfinity Series has seen multiple drivers split seat time in a car, and even chase the owner’s championship.  Normally it’s done with a rotation of Monster Energy Cup Series drivers and a veteran crew chief.  JR Motorsports is choosing a different path for the drivers of the No. 8.  While they have used a couple of Cup drivers like Chase Elliott and Ryan Preece, most of the schedule is covered by developing drivers like Jeb Burton, Ryan Truex, and Zane Smith, in the car for the Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday.

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Zane Smith Earns Top-Five Finish with JR Motorsports at Iowa

Zane Smith has five starts so far with JR Motorsports in 2019 and has earned one top-ten at Dover (ninth) and one top-five at Iowa (fifth). Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Zane Smith is our guest on Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk Review at 9 pm ET on Monday, June 17, 2019. Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.

Heading into his fifth NASCAR Xfinity Series start with JR Motorsports at Iowa Speedway on Sunday, Zane Smith had confidence and momentum on his side. Including the last time Smith was behind the wheel of the No. 8 at Dover International Speedway on May 4th, the team has three out of four finishes inside the top-ten. Along with Smith’s ninth-place finish at Dover, Ryan Preece earned a top-five at Pocono with a fourth-place finish, and John Hunter Nemechek earned an eighth-place finish at Michigan.

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Kyle Busch Outduels his Brother for the Food City 500 Victory

Kyle Busch led 71 laps en route to winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Photo – Chris Graythen/Getty Images

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series went racing at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday for the Food City 500. This 500-lap race was an intense battle with multiple lead changes. Two teams, including Team Penske have continued to lead the way as Kyle Busch relishes being at the top for Joe Gibbs Racing with a hot start to the season. Look for him to keep it going heading into the next four races and the mid-point of the season.

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Cole Custer Wins at Fontana, Hits Pause on Kyle Busch’s Run to 200

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Cole Custer is our guest on Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk, on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 9 pm ET. Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.

FONTANA, Calif. – Thanks to Cole Custer, Kyle Busch will have to wait at least one more day.

With a determined run to the finish in Saturday’s Production Alliance Group 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway, Custer kept Busch at bay after a restart with 20 laps left and thwarted Busch’s march toward 200 victories across NASCAR’s top-three national series.

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