Stewart-Haas Racing has announced its 2018 driver and crew chief pairings for its four teams competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. John Klausmeier, a race engineer with SHR since 2009, has been promoted to crew chief for Almirola and the No. 10 Smithfield team, Stewart Haas Racing PR reports.
Stewart-Haas Racing has announced its 2018 driver and crew chief pairings for its four teams competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Taking over as crew chief for Busch and the No. 41 team is Billy Scott, who joined SHR in 2016 as crew chief for Danica Patrick and the No. 10 team, Stewart Haas Racing PR reports.
Front Row Motorsports will step up its two-car Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series program in 2018 with an elevated partnership with Ford Performance. The Bob Jenkins-owned team will put experience behind the wheel of its Fords, re-signing veteran David Ragan and adding free agent McDowell to the driver roster, Front Row Motorsports PR reports.
Richard Childress Racing and Caterpillar Inc. have renewed their overall partnership and sponsorship of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro team, and driver Newman, Richard Childress Racing PR reports.
Nemechek is taking the next step up the NASCAR career ladder. The 20-year-old son of NASCAR veteran Joe Nemechek, will move up to the NASCAR Xfinity Series next season, where he will share the driving duties in Chip Ganassi Racing's No. 42 Chevrolet, motorsport.com reports.
Talks between Patrick and Chip Ganassi Racing about driving in the 2018 Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 appear to have broken down, according to Chip Ganassi, who informed a packed crowd of the news at the Performance Racing Industry Show opening breakfast, Kickin' the Tires reports.
Although nothing official has been announced, Richard Petty confirmed to Kickin' the Tires that his operation - Richard Petty Motorsports - would be joining the Chevrolet camp and forming an alliance with Richard Childress Racing.