From left, Burt Myers, Cayden Lapcevich, Todd Gilliland, Anthony Kumpen, Justin Haley and Doug Coby show off their NASCAR championship rings at the end of Saturday’s NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions at the Charlotte Convention Center. Photo – Getty Images
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 →
East And West Battle It Out In Iowa – Will Rhodes Make History?
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series heads to Newton, Iowa, for the second East/West combination event at Iowa Speedway. Ben Rhodes won the first combination race in May, beating out fellow rookie Nick Drake for his second win of the season. Four races and three more victories later, Rhodes heads to the Autolite Iridium XP 150 with a chance to become the first driver to sweep both races at Iowa. With five wins, the 17-year-old NASCAR Next driver is also one victory away from tying Dylan Kwasniewski’s mark for most K&N Pro Series East wins in a season since NASCAR lowered the age limit from 18 in 2007. Continue reading →
Daniel Suarez kisses the trophy after winning the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East part of the UNOH Battle At The Beach in February at Daytona International Speedway Photo – Getty Images
Suárez Goes For Five At The Next Stop: Bristol
Daniel Suárez will put his four-race win streak on the line Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. The track hasn’t been kind to the Monterrey, Mexico driver. Suárez, who swept the first two NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races of the season, heads into the PittLite 125 with a 15th and 26th in his last two starts on the high-banked half-mile.
Suárez, 22, has also won his last two NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series starts. Continue reading →