The newly formed Spire Motorsports team in partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing have revealed Jamie McMurray as their driver for the 61st running of the Daytona 500, motorsport.com reports.
Front Row Motorsports has bolstered its crew chief lineup for 2019. According to sources, veteran leaders Drew Blickensderfer and Mike Kelley will join Seth Barbour in overseeing FRM's three Monster Energy Cup Series squads. Blickensderfer will oversee the No. 34 Ford and driver Michael McDowell, racinboys.com reports.
Oscar Mayer will debut as a 2019 sponsor of the No. 6 Oscar Mayer Ford Mustang at the historic Daytona 500 on February 17, with driver Ryan Newman, Roush Fenway Racing PR reports.
Stewart-Haas Racing announced Monday that Daniel Suarez will drive the team's No. 41 car for the NASCAR Cup Series in 2019, replacing Kurt Busch, Bob Pockrass of ESPN.com reports.
Bass Pro Shops, North America's premier outdoor and conservation company, today announced it will continue its long partnership with Truex Jr., joining the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion in his transition to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2019. Bass Pro has signed a multi-year agreement to serve as the primary sponsor of Truex's No. 19 Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing PR reports.
Landon Cassill has added his name to the list of NASCAR drivers scheduled to compete in the 33rd annual Chili Bowl Nationals, NBC Sports reports.
NBC Sports Group announced it has reached a multi-year agreement with former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver AJ Allmendinger, who will join the network's motorsports coverage beginning in January, sportscar365.com reports.
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series team Kasey Kahne Racing, announced Wicked Energy Gum, an innovative consumer energy product developed by Wicked Cushion, has been signed as a new sponsor for KKR's No. 9 team that will be driven by Kahne in 2019. Retiring from full-time NASCAR competition after a successful 15-year career in stock cars, Kahne is returning to his roots and is scheduled to compete in more than 50 sprint car events on both the World of Outlaws and All-Star Circuit of Champions tours in 2019, kaseykahneracing.com reports.
StarCom Racing enhances its program in a major way for the 2019 season by purchasing a Charter from RCR Racing, ensuring its commitment to NASCAR and its fans. In another effort to continue its growth in the sport, SCR has signed Landon Cassill as its driver for the 2019 season and is confident that this move will contribute in large part to the success of the team, StarCom Racing PR reports.
The Air Force and Richard Petty Motorsports announced they will continue their 11th consecutive year of partnership together in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. The Air Force will continue to be a two-race primary sponsor of the famed No. 43 with driver Wallace Jr., as well as a major associate throughout the season, Richard Petty Motorsports PR reports.
Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Chris Gabehart will serve as crew chief on the No. 11 MENCS Toyota. Gabehart spent the past three seasons as a crew chief in JGR's Xfinity Series program, capturing a total of nine wins over that time, Joe Gibbs Racing PR reports.
Leavine Family Racing is proud to announce that Mike Wheeler is joining the organization as the crew chief for the No. 95 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team for the 2019 season, Leavine Family Racing PR reports.
Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso have had the first chance to try each other's cars out during the JJxALO car swap in Bahrain, motorsport.com reports.
Aric Almirola put the finishing touches on a career-best season with his ninth-place finish in Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, stewarthaasracing.com reports.
Clint Bowyer rebounded from some late-season struggles to post a strong eighth-place finish in Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, stewarthaasracing.com reports.
Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season came to a close, and Chase Elliott led his Hendrick Motorsports to the checkered flag. After starting the day in 14th, Elliott ultimately took home an seventh-place finish, his 21st Top-10 result of the season, hendrickmotorsports.com reports.
Matt Kenseth and the No. 6 Roush Fenway team saved their best run of the season for last, putting together a strong effort in the Wyndham Rewards Ford to cross the line sixth Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the season finale, roushfenway.com reports.
Brad Keselowski finished fifth in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday afternoon.