Thursday, December 3, 2015

Faith Motorsports announces formation of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Team

Columbia, SC (December 1, 2015) – Faith Motorsports is proud to announce the formation of a new racing team to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.  Led by owners Shane Lamb and Donnie Levister, Faith Motorsports will field one truck in the Camping World Truck Series for the full 2016 season kicking off at Daytona International Speedway in February.

“This is an exciting venture for our team and all of our partners,” said Shane Lamb.  “We will be working hard to establish Faith Motorsports as a leader in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.  I have a vision of how I want to build this race program and, with all of the elements quickly coming together, we’ll be fully prepared to start the season when we arrive in Daytona this February. Currently, we are committed to one, full time truck and expect to announce the addition of a second truck in the near future.”

Faith Motorsports will be fielding a Toyota Tundra truck, and has also been in communication with top engine suppliers to determine what company they will partner with for the 2016 season.

Faith Motorsports will announce future sponsors for the upcoming season within the next month.  The organization has plans to expand with a second truck for the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and welcomes any inquiries.  For more information, please contact Faith Motorsports at FaithMotorsports22@gmail.com. (Racebyfaith.com , 2015)

GMS Racing Announces 2016 Truck Series Driver Lineup

GMS Racing announced their driver lineup for 2016. After a very successful season in 2015 GMS has 2 brand new drivers to the truck team while another returns to the team. In 2015 GMS Racing had a combination of multiple drivers including Austin Dillon getting the teams' first win at New Hampshire. No cup regulars are currently scheduled to be in the truck which along with Brad Keselowski Racing and Kyle Busch Motorsports are getting away from having cup regulars in trucks and getting the younger guys in them.
GMS Racing Veteran Spencer Gallagher will returns to the team for a 3rd season, his 2nd full NCWTS Season. Spencer was on the verge of getting his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win this season at Talladega before being in a late race crash with John Wes Townley. He has had 2 Top 5's and 7 Top 10's while being at GMS Racing. Spencer will be the Team Veteran but when it comes to experience in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series his new teammate has all that and the T-Shirt.
That new teammate is none other than series veteran Johnny Sauter. Johnny has been with ThorSport Racing since 2009 where he got his first win in the Truck Series. From 2009 to 2014 Johnny turned at least one victory in every season at ThorSport. In 2015 that streak came to an end as did Johnny Sauter's career at ThorSport. Teammate Matt Crafton turned 2015 into a steller season until the end. Matt Crafton along with Cameron Hayley are speculated to return to ThorSport in 2016. Johnny Sauter will look to lead GMS Motorsports to their first championship along with his first
championship. Johnny will certainly be the veteran that GMS will need and he will help these 2 while helping himself.
2015 ARCA Racing Series Champion Grant Enfinger will make the move up to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2016. Many fans have enjoyed watching Grants' unique racing style over the past in the ARCA Racing Series. I am ultimately excited to see Grant in the Truck Series as the young guns keep coming and in a few years we will have a great quality sport. We Wish GMS Racing the best as they move into 2016!(Koelle, 2015)

Throwback Thursday - 2015 Daytona 500

Starting this week ever Throwback Thursday will feature a recap from each race of the 2015 season going by the schedule. We will start with the 2015 Daytona 500. The first points race I attended in 2015!
Joey Logano ran near the front all day and finally overcame Hendrick Motorsports' Chevrolet trio of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson with nine laps to go. Joey would go on to win his first Daytona 500. Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin, and Jimmie Johnson rounded out the Top 5. The race ended under caution after Joey Logano took the white flag in the first attempt of a green white checker. A huge wreck on the backstretch caused the caution to fly ending the race. That wreck involved Jeff Gordon who was in his final Daytona 500. Many fans critisized the ending saying they should have raced back to the checkered flag!

Results

1 Joey Logano
2 Kevin Harvick
3 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
4 Denny Hamlin
5 Jimmie Johnson
6 Casey Mears
7 Clint Bowyer
8 Martin Truex Jr.
9 Kasey Kahne
10 Greg Biffle
11 David Gilliland
12 Sam Hornish Jr.
13 Michael Annett
14 Austin Dillon
15 Aric Almirola
16 Regan Smith
17 David Ragan
18 Matt Crafton
19 Johnny Sauter
20 AJ Allmendinger
21 Danica Patrick
22 Cole Whitt
23 Carl Edwards
24 Bobby Labonte
25 Paul Menard
26 Michael Waltrip
27 Jamie McMurray
28 Ty Dillon
29 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
30 Trevor Bayne
31 Michael McDowell
32 Reed Sorenson
33 Jeff Gordon
34 Kyle Larson
35 Matt Kenseth
36 Mike Wallace
37 Justin Allgaier
38 Ryan Newman
39 Ryan Blaney
40 J.J. Yeley
41 Brad Keselowski
42 Tony Stewart
43 Landon Cassill

Bobby Allison - NASCAR Hall Of Fame Spotlight

When it comes to family of legends you certainly think of Earnhardt's, Petty's and certainly Allison's. Bobby Allison is our second NASCAR Hall Of Fame Spotlight.
Bobby Allison was and still is a fan favorite driver even though he has not driven a race car in 27 years many fans still acknowledge the feats that Bobby did when he drove a NASCAR.
Bobby made his NASCAR debut in 1961. Bobby made four starts that season crashing in his third race and having an axle problem in the fourth one. In that season he drove the number 40 for Ralph Stark. In his first race he made a total of 50$ for finishing 20th in his debut at Daytona. Bobby did not return to NASCAR until 1965 where he drove 2 more races than he did in 1961. He tuned in his first Top 10's of his career but this would be just the beginning. At Oxford Plains Speedway Bobby led 238 of the races 300 laps to win his first career NASCAR National Series Race. In
that race Bobby would lap the the field at least once. After that race Bobby would go on to win 2 more races that season. From 1966 to 1983 Bobby Allison won 80 races at numerous tracks. In 1983 Bobby won 6 races en route to his first and only NASCAR Championship.
In 1987 Bobby Allison had one of the most harsh wrecks in NASCAR History at the Talladega Superspeedway. Bobby's car blew a tire and at that time restrictor plate's weren't a thing yet and Bobby's car caught air and went into the catch fence. This would be a revolutionary wreck at the restrictor plate would be brought in after this race at tracks like Talladega.
In one of the final races of his career Bobby was able to race his son Davey for the win where he won his first Daytona 500. In that same year Bobby Allison had a career ending wreck at Pocono. A crash that would put Dick Trickle in Bobby's #12 for the Stavola Brothers.
In 2011 NASCAR Revealed the 2nd class that would be going into the NASCAR Hall Of Fame along with David Pearson, Lee Petty, Ned Jarrett, and Bud Moore.
I had the oppurtunity to meet Bobby Allison along with his brother Donnie and his Great Nephew Justin Allison all very nice people. Ironically today is Bobby Allison's 78th birthday. We here at the NASCAR News Source want to wish Bobby a Happy Birthday and a Congrats on a great career that has influenced many drivers today. (Koelle, 2015)

Axalta to sponsor Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2016

The New Axalta Paint Scheme on the #88 in 2016!
Reminds me of his old Oreo Colors
Tax Slayer Joins the party in 2016 also!
Axalta Coatings Systems will continue its long-standing partnership with Hendrick Motorsports after agreeing to a contract extension that will expand its presence and take one of the most enduring sponsorships in NASCAR through 2018. Beginning in 2016, Axalta will become a primary sponsor of the #88 Chevy team of driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. for 13 Sprint Cup Series races annually, an increase of three per season. Axalta will also be featured as a major associate sponsor during all non-primary events.
The agreement extends a multi-faceted partnership -- now in its 23rd full season -- that began in November 1992 when the company (as DuPont) first sponsored driver Jeff Gordon and the #24 Hendrick Motorsports team. Gordon, who is in the midst of his final full-time Sprint Cup campaign, will continue to work with Axalta as a spokesperson and global business advisor. The multi-year relationship was announced earlier this year.
"We began a journey 23 years ago with Hendrick Motorsports and a young driver named Jeff Gordon.
Dale's 2016 Nationwide Paint Scheme
Eighty poles, 92 wins and four championships later, we are proud of the run we've had with Jeff," said Nigel Budden, Axalta vice president and head of its North America business. "Now, we are delighted to continue our relationship with Hendrick Motorsports and to adorn the hood of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s #88 Chevy SS with the Axalta logo in 2016. As our slogan says, 'We Paint Winners,' and by joining Dale we will continue to do so for years to come."
On the racetrack, Axalta's relationship with Hendrick
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Baja Blast Paint Scheme is up for Paint
Scheme of the Year in the NASCAR News Source Awards!
Motorsports has yielded four Sprint Cup Series championships and 92 victories. Axalta has hosted thousands of customers at events and fashioned some of the most iconic paint schemes in NASCAR history. Earlier this month, the two companies broke ground on Axalta's 45,000-square-foot Customer Experience Center that will be located on the Hendrick Motorsports campus in Concord, NC.
"Axalta has built a model sponsorship program," said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. "For 23 years, they've recognized the opportunities NASCAR provides and understood how it drives value for their business. It's a unique relationship that's evolved with the times and has been consistently effective. We're very proud of what we've accomplished as partners and look forward to more successes together with Dale and the #88 team."
"Axalta and Hendrick Motorsports have an incredible story," Earnhardt said. "For me, it's meaningful to work with a sponsor that's been so committed to our sport and has such a rich history in NASCAR. Continuing the partnership is special for all of us, and I'm already excited about what the car will look like. I'm really looking forward to the opportunity."(Hendrick Motorsports)