Truex, Jr. will be without his car chief Blake Harris on Sunday at Atlanta after the team failed pre-qualifying inspection three times Friday. The team did not make a qualifying attempt and Truex., Jr will start the race in 35th, Scott Page of ESPN reports.
Rising open-wheel star Herta is set for his foray into GT racing, having been named test and reserve driver for BMW Team RLL in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The 17-year-old second-generation driver, who has joined BMW's Junior program in Europe, will supplement his new association with the German manufacturer with a return to Indy Lights, making for a busy 2018 season, sportscar365.com reports.
Rhodes and the No. 41 ThorSport Racing team have been assessed with a penalty following last weekend's Daytona race. The team's truck failed post-race inspection for height measurements, NASCAR PR reports.
Premium Motorsports' owner, Jay Robinson announced that Low T Center will return and continue their support of the team as a primary sponsor for 10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races during the 2018 racing season beginning this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway with Chastain at the wheel of the No. 15 chartered Chevrolet, Premium Motorsports PR reports.
Rayhall will join 3GT Racing for next month's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, as well as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans, it has been confirmed, sportscar365.com reports.