Sean Corr fastest at Daytona in the No. 48
Sean Corr | A48
(December 20, 2014 3:42 PM EST)
Sean Corr topped the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards speed charts in open testing Saturday morning at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
Corr, in the No. 48 Empire Racing-Hylton Motorsports Ford, circled the 2.5-mile superspeedway in 48.433 seconds, an average speed of 188.509 mph, posting the fastest speed yet during the two-day open test. He is utilizing the new ARCA Ilmor 396 engine. Just a tick away from Corr was his teammate Patrick Staropoli in a Roush Yates engine at 188.478 mph. Patrick was fastest overall in Friday’s test. Austin Cindric, son of Penske Racing headman Tim Cindric, was third fastest overall at 186.278 mph in a Cunningham Motorsports Dodge. Eight-time Daytona winner Bobby Gerhart was fourth ahead of Venturini Motorsports’ Cody Coughlin.
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Patrick Staropoli leads ARCA afternoon test
Patrick Staropoli | E99
(December 19, 2014 7:33 PM EST)
Patrick Staropoli could not have imagined he’d be on top the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards test charts Friday at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
Said the 25-year-old Harvard graduate: "One of Empire’s drivers got really sick so we got a call last night to see if I’d be interested. So l left Charlotte right away, drove all night and got here at four in the morning, slept for about an hour, and came out to the track." He won the Peak Challenge last year, a driver search program through Michael Waltrip Racing. The reward was a five-race run with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. "I got to run five K&N races and won one of them at Irwindale (Speedway)." Staropoli, in the No. 48 Ford Fusion, was fastest (188.344 mph) among 39 drivers that posted time and speed in the afternoon session. Bobby Gerhart was second quickest in the afternoon session followed by Venturini Motorsports drivers Leilani Munter and Cody Coughlin. David Levine was fifth overall.
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Coughlin tops speed charts in morning session
Cody Coughlin | A55
(December 19, 2014 1:04 PM EST)
Cody Coughlin, in the No. 55 Venturini Motorsports Toyota, led the speed charts in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Friday morning testing at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
Coughlin circled the 2.5-mile "World Center of Racing" in 48.210 seconds, an average speed of 186.683 mph. Sean Corr, in the No. 48 Hylton Motorsports Ford, was second on the charts ahead of Tom Hessert (Cunningham Motorsports), Leilani Munter (Venturini Motorsports), and Bobby Gerhart (Bobby Gerhart Racing) to complete the top-five. Thirty drivers posted time and speed in the morning session.
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Menards sponsors NXS #33 with Brandon Jones
Brandon Jones | 733
(December 18, 2014 3:34 PM EST)
Menards will continue its partnership with Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, positioning the third-largest home improvement store in the United States as a primary sponsor for select races on RCR's No. 33 Chevrolet entry with drivers Paul Menard and Brandon Jones in 2015.
Menards has played a pivotal role in RCR's NXS campaign since 2012. Menard will drive the No. 33 Menards Chevrolet Camaro for select events in 2015, while maintaining a full-time schedule in the No. 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry for RCR. The Eau Claire, Wis.-native is a two-time XFINITY Series race winner with five pole awards, 31 top-five and 81 top-10 finishes. As previously announced, Jones, a 17-year-old driver hailing from Atlanta, Ga., joins the RCR stable for a number of NXS events.-Richard Childress Racing
Menards provides sponsorship for NXS No. 33
Paul Menard | 27
(December 18, 2014 3:33 PM EST)
Menards will continue its partnership with Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, positioning the third-largest home improvement store in the United States as a primary sponsor for select races on RCR's No. 33 Chevrolet entry with drivers Paul Menard and Brandon Jones in 2015.
Menards has played a pivotal role in RCR's NXS campaign since 2012. Menard will drive the No. 33 Menards Chevrolet Camaro for select events in 2015, while maintaining a full-time schedule in the No. 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry for RCR. The Eau Claire, Wis.-native is a two-time XFINITY Series race winner with five pole awards, 31 top-five and 81 top-10 finishes. As previously announced, Jones, a 17-year-old driver hailing from Atlanta, Ga., joins the RCR stable for a number of NXS events.-Richard Childress Racing
Roush Fenway Racing signs Bubba Wallace
Darrell Wallace Jr. | 706
(December 18, 2014 3:07 PM EST)
Roush Fenway Racing has announced that Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) next season.
The signing pairs NASCAR’s winningest NXS team with a young driver widely regarded as one of the most talented up-and-coming competitors in NASCAR. The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, including four trips to victory lane in 2014. In 2013 with his victory at Martinsville Speedway, Wallace became the first African American driver to win in one of NASCAR’s three national series since 1963. He has competed in six career NXS races, earning four top-10 finishes and a pole at Dover International Speedway.-Roush Fenway Racing
Ben Kennedy joins Red Horse Racing for 2015
Ben Kennedy | 811
(December 17, 2014 1:21 PM EST)
Red Horse Racing announced today that 2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Ben Kennedy will join the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team to drive the No. 11 Toyota Tundra.
Kennedy won Pro Truck championship titles in 2009, and followed with a Super Late Model championship and Rookie of the Year honors in 2010. He entered the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2011. In 2012, he made history winning the first NASCAR-sanctioned Euro Racecar Series oval track event at Tours Speedway in France. In 2013, he finished fourth in the K&N-East standings with two wins, one pole award, three top-five and nine top-10 finishes, and was crowned the series' Most Popular Driver. He entered NCWTS full-time in 2014, starting on the pole for the season-opener at Daytona, one top-five and seven top-10 finishes, and claiming Rookie of the Year honors.-Red Horse Racing
David Levine full season in ARCA Racing
David Levine | A68
(December 17, 2014 10:15 AM EST)
Lira Motorsports welcomes David Levine to its driver lineup in 2015 as the newest member of the local race team based out of Port Orange, Florida.
Levine plans to run a full schedule in 2015 in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. His first stint behind the wheel comes this weekend, December 19-20, when he will participate in the ARCA open test at Daytona International Speedway. Lira Motorsports and Kimmel Racing will partner for the event, with Levine as their driver in the No. 68 Kimmel Racing Ford Fusion. Levine has made a career as a road course specialist thus far, focusing on sports cars, stock cars, and open wheel formula cars.
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Black Jr. full-time at SS Green Light Racing
Ray Black Jr. | 887
(December 16, 2014 9:52 PM EST)
After running seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2014, SS Green Light Racing is pleased to announce that Ray Black Jr. will run the full NCWTS schedule for the Mooresville based team in 2015 driving the No. 07 ScubaLife Chevrolet Silverado.
ScubaLife will be the primary sponsor for Black’s No. 07 Dive Truck with support from NASE Worldwide and CDA Technical Institute. The Florida native will run for the NCWTS Rookie of the Year award. In 2014 Ray ran several late model races in addition to his limited NCWTS schedule where he proved his consistency behind the wheel finishing 6 of 7 races and completing over 92% of total possible laps.-SSRacingOnline PR
Cassill's sponsor returns in XFINITY Series
Landon Cassill | 01
(December 16, 2014 9:44 PM EST)
G&K Services will return in 2015 as a full-time associate sponsor with multiple primary sponsorship in select markets with driver Landon Cassill and the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller team.
The 2015 season will be G&K's sixth with JD Motorsports, making their partnership one of the steadiest and most enduring in the newly named XFINITY Series. Cassill, who also ran the full Sprint Cup schedule in '14, finished 12th in the Nationwide (now XFINITY) driver standings. He was 10th in points for several weeks in the middle of the season despite racing against much heavier-funded teams with connections to Cup racing.(JD Motorsports)-jayski.com

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