Cole Whitt joins Front Row Motorsports
Cole Whitt | 35
(January 16, 2015 12:10 PM EST)
Up-and-coming driver Cole Whitt will expand the Front Row Motorsports racing stable to three full-time cars in 2015, piloting the No. 35 Ford with support from Speed Stick® for 10 races, including the season-opening Daytona 500.
The 23-year-old Whitt will enter his second full-time Sprint Cup Series season after progressively climbing the NASCAR racing ranks of the Nationwide, Camping World Truck and K&N series. Randy Cox will also join the Front Row team to continue his relationship with Whitt as crew chief.-Breaking Limits
Torrey Krug collects two assists in win
Torey Krug | BOS
(January 15, 2015 10:33 PM EST)
Torrey Krug notched two assists in the Bruins' 3-0 victory over the Rangers on Thursday night.
Krug has been on an absolute tear lately, currently riding a five-game points streak and with five goals and 11 assists in his past 19 games after managing just seven points in his first 22 games. Krug will look to keep it up on Saturday night versus Columbus.
Jones adds to already busy 2015 schedule
Brandon Jones | A25
(January 15, 2015 11:31 AM EST)
Officials from Ansell Protective Products and Menards announced today that they will move their ARCA Racing Series team sponsorship program to Venturini Motorsports in 2015.
In addition to the team sponsorship announcement, Ansell and Menards disclosed that 10-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel would run a 10-race schedule in 2015, with development driver Brandon Jones driving the Venturini Motorsports Toyota Camry in the remaining 10 events. The car will be the No. 25, the flagship car of Venturini Motorsports. (Jones will also be driving 16 races in the Camping World Truck Series for GMS Racing and some XFINITY Series races for Richard Childress Racing).
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ARCA Racing
Frank Kimmel, Brandon Jones share ARCA No. 25
Frank Kimmel | A25
(January 15, 2015 11:25 AM EST)
Officials from Ansell Protective Products and Menards announced today that they will move their ARCA Racing Series team sponsorship program to Venturini Motorsports in 2015.
In addition to the team sponsorship announcement, Ansell and Menards disclosed that 10-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel would run a 10-race schedule in 2015, with development driver Brandon Jones driving the Venturini Motorsports Toyota Camry in the remaining 10 events. The car will be the No. 25, the flagship car of Venturini Motorsports.
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ARCA Racing
Cole Powell signs with Team BCR for Daytona
Cole Powell | A88
(January 14, 2015 3:29 PM EST)
Canadian driver, Cole Powell has signed with Team BCR Racing and Development Team to drive the #88 Tricar Ford Fusion at Daytona International Speedway for the Lucas Oil 200.
Before making his Daytona debut in 2014, Powell was named the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Rookie of the Year; the first Canadian to win this title. To finish off his 2014 season, Powell competed in various events in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series with a second place finish at the Famous Bowman Grey Stadium. He also raced at Delaware Speedway in a Pro Late Model, collecting 1 win and three 2nd place finishes. Powell will make his first start with Team BCR in the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2015. Additional marketing partners will be released at a later date.-Team BCR Racing
Brandon Jones will run 16 Truck Series races
Brandon Jones | 833
(January 13, 2015 9:57 PM EST)
GMS Racing announced Monday that it has signed 17-year-old Brandon Jones as the driver of its No. 33 Chevrolet for 16 races this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Jones, who drove for the Statesville, NC-based team in two truck series races last season, joins Spencer Gallagher in the GMS driver lineup. The Atlanta native is also scheduled for part-time duty in the NASCAR XFINITY Series this year for Richard Childress Racing. Jones will partner with veteran crew chief Shane Huffman, who guided all five of the teenager's truck series starts last year -- three with Turner Scott Motorsports and two with GMS. Jones' best finish in eight career Camping World Truck Series starts was a fourth place at Dover International Speedway last May.-NASCAR.com
New crew chief for Austin Wayne Self
Austin Wayne Self | A98
(January 13, 2015 3:40 PM EST)
Veteran ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards crew chief Ryan "Pickle" London will serve as crew chief for 2014 Scott Rookie of the Year Austin Wayne Self for the 2015 season.
London won two races last season with GMS Racing, at Berlin Raceway and the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, and was in the thick of the 2014 ARCA championship battle as crew chief for Grant Enfinger. Enfinger ultimately finished second in the standings behind Mason Mitchell. "I am excited to join MMM for the 2015 season," London said. "They made an immediate impact in the ARCA Racing Series, winning the championship as a first-year team. I’m looking forward to working with Austin Wayne Self. He’s a talented driver and improved immensely during the 2014 season. I am looking forward to contending for another title with MMM and AWS."
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ARCA Racing
D-Backs not looking for upgrade at catcher
Tuffy Gosewisch | ARZ
(January 13, 2015 3:06 PM EST)
Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said Tuesday that he will not make an addition at catcher.
The D-Backs have been mentioned as possibilities for Dioner Navarro of the Blue Jays and Welington Castillo of the Cubs, but barring a change of heart, they are likely to go into the season with a weak combo of Tuffy Gosewisch and Rule 5 pick Oscar Hernandez. Stewart says his stance is based on the development of prospect Peter O'Brien, who was acquired from the Yankees in the Martin Prado deal last year. "I've decided that I'm not going to pursue another catcher," said Stewart. "I talked with my people and my coaching staff. They believe that O'Brien is going to be around sooner than later. If that does happen, there's no need to go out and get another guy." Stewart is expressing a lot of faith in O'Brien, who needs to make improvements behind the plate.
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Arizona Republic
Gilliland and Love's Travel Stops back in '15
David Gilliland | 38
(January 13, 2015 2:59 PM EST)
David Gilliland will return to Front Row Motorsports in 2015, and his No. 38 Ford will carry the colors of Love's Travel Stops for an expanded 18 races.
The extended partnership will once again anchor Love's as Gilliland's principal sponsor for the season and will return the familiar yellow, red and black scheme to the No. 38 Ford Fusion for half of the 2015 points races. The 2015 Sprint Cup season will mark Gilliland's 10th year in NASCAR's top series and sixth with the Statesville, N.C.-based race team. Love's Travel Stops enters its third year as a partner with the team, having progressively grown its commitment with each season.-Breaking Limits
Theriault driving 13 races in No. 29 truck
Austin Theriault | 829
(January 13, 2015 12:31 PM EST)
The Brad Keselowski Racing No. 29 Ford F-150 will compete full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for an owner's championship with primary sponsorship from Cooper Standard and the company's Careers For Veterans program.
The entry will feature a rotation among four different drivers, Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano and Austin Theriault. Theriault spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons with Brad Keselowski Racing as part of the team's driver development program, running a partial schedule in the Southern Super Late Model Series plus working full-time in the team's shop. The native of Fort Kent, Maine, is scheduled to compete in 13 of the series' 23 races.-Brad Keselowski Racing

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