For the first time in NASCAR history, two international series—the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and the NASCAR Pinty’s Series run in Canada—will engineer an exchange of one driver from each series to compete in the championship race in the other’s series later this year. Continue reading
New Hampshire Motor Speedway may be losing one of its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races next season, but the track and NASCAR have devised a formidable tripleheader weekend to take the place of the Cup event next September.
In what is billed as the largest ever touring series event, NHMS will host the longest NASCAR Whelen Modified Series race in history (250 laps at the 1.058-mile track), a race with an international flavor combining the K&N Pro East Series, Peak Mexico Series and Whelen Euro Series, and the first NASCAR Pinty’s Series event ever held outside Canada.
Dates for the extravaganza are Sept. 21-22, 2018.
NASCAR Night of Champions Recognizes Touring Series Titlest
It was the fourth time Doug Coby took the stage to accept a NASCAR championship ring. As the elder statesman on the stage, the Milford, Connecticut, driver took a moment to reflect.
“It seems like just yesterday I was standing right here giving a speech for my first championship and now here I am for number four,” said 37-year-old from Milford, Connecticut. “But a lot has changed in the five years since my first championship, and in fact it has been a great five years for all of the series champions.”
Future Stars Unveiled During NASCAR Next Announcement
Three Different Countries Represented in 2016-17 Class
Two are following in the footsteps of their former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driving fathers. One is a long-time racer who competed on the reality television show “Survivor,” and later added a degree from Stanford University. Another is one of the fastest rising stock car drivers in the Midwest. There is even a pair of international phenoms.
From Charlotte to New York City, and from Quebec to Israel, the 11 drivers who were announced as the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class today are primed for a successful and impactful future in NASCAR. This is the sixth edition of NASCAR Next, an industry-wide initiative designed to spotlight to best and brightest rising young stars in racing. Continue reading