While there have been several well-known additions to the Prototype class in 2018, there is one driver who makes his return to the Prototype ranks this week after several years in both the Prototype Challenge (PC) class and, most recently, the GT Daytona (GTD) class. Colin Braun returns with CORE autosport and longtime co-driver Jon Bennett this season as the two debut the team's new No. 54 ORECA LM P2, IMSA.com reports.
Kyle Busch returned to his short track roots over the weekend and won arguably the biggest race in the recent history of Super Late Model competition in the 50th annual Snowball Derby, Autoweek reports.
Team Penske and PPG will celebrate their 34th season together in 2018 with the company reaffirming its commitment by becoming a primary sponsor of the team's No. 12 Ford Fusion driven by Ryan Blaney in six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races next season, Team Penske PR reports.
Earnhardt Jr. wrapped up his final season as a NASCAR driver with one last piece of hardware. He won the Most Popular Driver Award on Thursday night for the 15th consecutive time, the Associated Press reports.
Performance Tech Motorsports will be joining the Prototype class for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Challenge season with the purchase of a ORECA 07 LMP2, IMSA.com reports.
For its Prototype class debut, CORE autosport has recruited Romain Dumas and Loic Duval to its driver lineup for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The two Frenchmen will join Jon Bennett and Colin Braun for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener, IMSA.com reports.
JDC-Miller MotorSports confirmed 28-year-old Swiss WEC and GP2 ace Simon Trummer as one of the team's full-season drivers for the new No. 84 IMSA WeatherTech Championship Prototype entry, IMSA.com reports.
Williams Martini Racing F1 driver Lance Stroll has completed an all-star line-up in a Jackie Chan DCR JOTA LMP2 car for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January. In addition to Stroll, the line-up will include some of the world's most talented young racers in one of the two Jackie Chan DCR JOTA run Oreca-Gibson cars, IMSA.com reports.
Elliott Sadler's second season as driver of JR Motorsports' No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro brought him a NASCAR Xfinity Series regular-season championship title along with a runner-up finish in the NXS Playoffs. Based on that strong season performance, fans elected the Virginia native as the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Most Popular Driver, JR Motorsports PR reports.
Kurt Busch said he "absolutely" plans to return to Stewart-Haas Racing next season, as he continues to negotiate a contract to continue driving for the team, Bob Pockrass of ESPN reports.
Mazda Motorsports has announced the team of drivers that will pilot the two Mazda RT24-P race cars in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Mazda Team Joest. Competing for the championship in the 10-race season will be long-time Mazda drivers Jonathan Bomarito and Tristan Nunez, both Americans, who will be joined by British racers Oliver Jarvis and Harry Tincknell, who both join Mazda for the first time, IMSA.com reports.
Rookie Chase Briscoe was named as the 2017 National Motorsports Press Association's Most Popular Driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR PR reports.
Germain Racing has hired veteran crew chief Matt Borland to call the shots for Ty Dillon in the No. 13 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Germain Racing PR reports.
Germain Racing named Matt Borland as Ty Dillon's new crew chief Monday.
Sebastian Vettel finished third behind the two Mercedes teammates in Sunday's 2017 season finale in Abu Dhabi.
Lewis Hamilton finished second to teammate Valtteri Bottas in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale.
Valtteri Bottas won Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final race of the 2017 season, from pole position ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Sebastian Vettel qualified third behind the two Mercedes cars for Sunday's Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.
Lewis Hamilton will start second behind teammate Valtteri Bottas in Sunday's Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.
Valtteri Bottas turned the fastest lap in Saturday's qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to earn the top starting spot for the final race of the 2017 season.