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.
Wright Motorsports will make its return to endurance racing full-time next year, with Long and Christina Nielsen confirmed in a Porsche 911 GT3 R for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, sportscar365.com reports.