Beyond the Cockpit

Ryan Truex Back in Truck Series with New Team, New Hopes for 2020

Journeyman driver Ryan Truex has begun his 11th season in NASCAR competition, making the switch to Niece Motorsports (and back to the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series) for 2020. He drove for JR Motorsports in six races last year, with a best finish of second at Phoenix Raceway. …

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Sudden Halt, Big Opportunity: Gaunt Brothers Racing Looks To Catch Up in 2020

It took over two months for Daniel Suarez to find a new home after not being re-signed by Stewart-Haas Racing. On Jan. 28, Gaunt Brothers Racing signed Suarez and announced it would be moving to full-time competition after running a part-time schedule since the organization debuted in 2017. Though the …

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‘It’s Been Chasing the Dollar to Get Into a Racecar,’ Moonshine Supplies Funding for Blake Jones to Race

Just like in the early days of NASCAR, racing cars and selling moonshine go hand-in-hand for one driver. Tennessee Shine Company is owned and run by part-time NASCAR driver Blake Jones, who has in his career: four starts in the NASCAR Cup Series, five starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series …

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Jon Wood Reunites Family Team & North Wilkesboro, Preps for Greater Role in NASCAR’s Return

iRacing Executive Vice President and Executive Producer Steve Myers knew you couldn’t have a return to a legendary track without a certain legendary car. Jon Wood didn’t think it would be possible to field his family’s legendary Wood Brothers entry. But when all was said and done… he’ll be the …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Erik Jones Likes That Old Time Rock &… Country

There’s no question that Erik Jones‘ passion for racing runs deep. But what some may not know is that the fourth-year NASCAR Cup Series driver is almost as equally passionate about music, particularly oldies in the rock and country genres that came out long before the 23-year-old was born. But …

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Bobby Labonte Putting Years of iRacing Experience to Use in Fun, Non-Weird Return to Joe Gibbs

After four years of retirement from the NASCAR Cup Series, Bobby Labonte is back. Well, kind of. Since the NASCAR season was suspended due to COVID-19, Labonte has been competing in the Pro Invitational Series on iRacing. “Well, my first thought was, whenever racing Atlanta [Motor Speedway] got shut down …

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