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.
Taylor believes Acura Team Penske is already "ready to win" heading into the program's debut race in next month's Rolex 24 at Daytona. According to Taylor, the level of preparation has given added confidence for the team to hit the ground running, sportscar365.com 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.
Michael Shank Racing has confirmed its return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a revised two-car lineup, featuring new additions Aschenbach, Justin Marks and Alvaro Parente joining Katherine Legge at the wheel of the pair of Acura NSX GT3 cars, sportscar365.com reports.
Nick Tandy and Bamber have been confirmed in returning to Porsche's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship program, rejoining the CORE autosport-run operation on a full-time basis following their stints in LMP1, sportscar365.com reports.