Johanna Long in the No. 97 at Iowa Speedway
Johanna Long | 797
(July 30, 2015 8:34 PM EDT)
Johanna Long has experience racing in XFINITY Series with 20 races in 2013 and 21 races in 2014.
Obaika Racing looks forward to expanding their driver repertoire with Johanna's inclusion even as they maintain their relationship with their current driver Peyton Sellers, who has driven the #97 Obaika Racing XFINITY car for the last 15 races.(Obaika Racing)-jayski.com
Gray Gaulding joins KBM for 3 Races in 2015
Gray Gaulding | E12
(July 30, 2015 8:30 PM EDT)
Kyle Busch Motorsports announced 17-year-old Gray Gaulding will pilot the No. 54 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Toyota Tundra for three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2015.
Gaulding's first race will be on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ont., Aug. 30, followed by Loudon on Sept. 26 and Martinsville on Oct. 31. He made 10 starts in the NCWTS since 2014; best finish of fourth came at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park last year. He has 38 starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East since 2013 with 11 top-five, 22 top-10 finishes and two poles. He also made five starts from 2013-2014 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West with a victory at Phoenix International Raceway in 2013.
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Kyle Busch Motorsports
Tagliani returns to Penske #22 at Mid-Ohio
Alex Tagliani | C18
(July 30, 2015 2:56 PM EDT)
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series regular Alex Tagliani will drive the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang for Team Penske in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 15.
A native of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Tagliani competed in two XFINITY Series races for Team Penske in 2014, winning one pole at Road America and posting two top-five finishes. He has made six XFINITY Series starts over the course of his racing career. He has also competed in one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and has memorable performances in the Verizon IndyCar Series, sports car competition and the Australian V8 Supercar Series.-Penske Racing
Kyle Busch returns to truck racing at Pocono
Kyle Busch | 18
(July 30, 2015 2:55 PM EDT)
Kyle Busch will make his return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Aug. 1 for the Pocono Mountains 150.
Busch missed the first three months of NASCAR racing due to severe leg and foot injuries he suffered in the NASCAR XFINITY Series opener. In his comeback, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver has had an impressive few months of racing on both the Sprint Cup and XFINITY sides and is looking to, once again, top the Camping World Truck Series leaderboard. With a total of 42 wins, 79 top fives, 99 top-10 results and 16 poles, Busch is hoping to add to his impressive Camping World Truck Series statistics this August. Busch's last Camping World Truck Series win was in October during the 2014 WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 at Texas, where he led for 80 laps.
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NASCAR.com
Harrison Rhodes gets another shot at Iowa
Harrison Rhodes | 0
(July 30, 2015 10:53 AM EDT)
In May, Harrison Rhodes finished 37th in the NASCAR XFINITY Series season’s first visit to Iowa after his Chevrolet developed suspension problems. He finished only 42 laps.
"We’re looking for a much better weekend this time around," said Rhodes, who will be driving the No. 0 Chevrolet for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller in Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250. "We never really had a chance to show what we could do back in May. I love this track, and this time we plan to step things up dramatically." Rhodes enters the race in 23rd in XFINITY points.-JD Motorsports
Michael Self making XFINITY Series debut
Michael Self | 01
(July 30, 2015 10:49 AM EDT)
Michael Self will make his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut Saturday in the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, driving the Nebraska Transport Company No. 01 Chevrolet for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller.
The move into NASCAR national-series racing is one Self has anticipated for a while. Said Self: "I’ve been fortunate and had a lot of success at Iowa in the past in the K&N series, so hopefully my familiarity with the track will make the transition to the XFINITY car a little easier." Self has run six K&N Pro Series West races at the Iowa track, scoring two wins and four top-five runs.-JD Motorsports
JuliaWine.com 50 advance on Alex Tagliani
Alex Tagliani | C18
(July 30, 2015 10:17 AM EDT)
Alex Tagliani (No. 18 EpiPen/CGI/CanTorque Chevrolet) has two wins, six poles and 15 top 10s in 31 career career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series starts.
Ranks ninth in points despite missing the season opener to qualify for the Indy 500. Has top-10 finishes in each of his six starts. Has a win (Edmonton City Centre Airport, 2008), five poles, six top fives and an average finish of 15th in 15 series road course starts. Has two poles (2009, `13) an average finish of 19th and a best results of fifth (2013) in five previous Circuit de Trois-Rivieres appearances.
JuliaWine.com 50 advance on Scott Steckly
Scott Steckly | C22
(July 30, 2015 10:15 AM EDT)
Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge) has a series-leading three championships (2008, ‘11, ‘13) through the first eight years of career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series competition.
Owner of 18 wins, 15 poles, 64 top fives and 78 top 10s. Is now tied for the all-time poles lead with Andrew Ranger while his top fives and top 10s totals rank second all-time. His wins total sits third in the record book. Is the all-time leader in races (54) and laps led (4,638), and is one of three drivers to start each of the 105 all-time events. Has three poles, 21 top fives, 30 top 10s and an average finish of 8.5 in 37 career road course starts. Has been a runner-up on the road on four occasions. Has six top 10s, an average finish of 10th and a best result of second (2008) in the eight Circuit de Trois-Rivieres races.
JuliaWine.com 50 advance on Andrew Ranger
Andrew Ranger | C27
(July 30, 2015 10:15 AM EDT)
Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Mopar/Pennzoil Dodge) the 2007 and 2009 champion is the series’ all-time wins leader with 20 and is tied for the poles record with 15.
Has 47 top fives and 66 top 10s in 79 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series starts. Is third in points after seven events with six top 10s, highlighted by a win last time out at Autodrome St-Eustache. Has 15 wins, 15 poles, 26 races led, 28 top fives, 31 top 10s and an average finish of fourth in 34 career road races. Has finished either first (2008, `09, `10, `12) or second (2007, `11, `13, `14) in each of the eight all-time Circuit de Trois-Rivieres events. Also has three wins in nine career NASCAR K&N Pro Series road course starts.
JuliaWine.com 50 advance on Kerry Micks
Kerry Micks | CC2
(July 30, 2015 10:13 AM EDT)
Kerry Micks (No. 02 Johnsonville/Leland/BDI Ford) has three wins, four poles, 30 top fives and 52 top 10s in 84 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series starts.
Only previous appearances this year were the two road races. Has two wins, a pole, 21 top 10s and an average finish of 10th in 36 career road course starts. Won 2007’s inaugural Circuit de Trois-Rivieres event, where he has posted five top 10s and an average finish of 10th across the eight all-time events.

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