Sunday, January 31, 2016

Josh White Racing Announces Formation, Debut Race Announced

After being released from Jent Authentics Motorsports before the 2016 season, Josh White took a break to rebrand himself and to work on something new. That new thing is Josh White Racing, an owner driver team out of Charleston,WV. Josh White will be behind the wheel of a To Be Determined make of car starting April 24th at Salem. The team looks to be developing in 2016 running a few races here and there and then in 2017 will be back full time running in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Josh White finished 12th in ARCA Racing Series points last season with Hixson Motorsports and will look to improve on that points finish in 2016 and 2017. Be sure to stay tuned to The NASCAR News Source for all of the latest news about Josh White Racing! (Koelle,2016)

Mark Thompson to Run Daytona with MBM in the Xfinity Series

Photo From Carl Long Motorsports Facebook Page
MBM  announced today that Mark Thompson will run the #13 Toyota Camry in the 2016 Powershares QQQ 300 at the Daytona International Speedway with sponsor Phoenix Air. MBM is owned by NASCAR Xfinity Series Veterans Derek White and Carl Long. Mark Thompson last ran for MBM at Talladega last season where he finished 27th. We wish Mark the best of Luck in Daytona! (Koelle,2016)

NASCAR Close to Charter Agreement

NASCAR officials and Sprint Cup car owners have been meeting this week, moving closer to resolution on a new charter system intended to guarantee financial stability and security to teams. A source who was present for a meeting Friday said that no deal had been signed, but that the sides were "close." The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly about the talks. Adam Stern of the Sports Business Journal tweeted that the system was likely to be unveiled in two weeks, which would point to an announcement during Speedweeks. NASCAR teams will arrive Feb. 11 at the Daytona International Speedway garage in preparation for
the Feb. 21 season-opening Daytona 500. Stern also tweeted the charter system deal would be for five years with a four-year option. Asked for comment, NASCAR spokesman David Higdon said in a release: "NASCAR and NASCAR Sprint Cup team owners have continued to make progress in our discussions. There still is work to be done, but we remain very optimistic that we'll have agreements completed prior to the start of the 2016 season." Rob Kauffman, chairman of the Race Team Alliance consortium that has been brokering the deal on behalf of the owners, also tweeted he felt positive about negotiations. (NBC Sports)