Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises announced that the team will be jumping to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the season-opening Daytona 500 in February. Gilliland has rejoined the team to pilot the No. 92 Black's Tire and Auto Service/Carquest Auto Parts/Ford Fusion, Ricky Benton Racing PR reports.
It's been a busy offseason in the shop and also in the office at Go Fas Racing. With the addition of an XFINITY program featuring driver Joey Gase and a 2018 partnership with the historic Wood Brothers Team, GFR is excited announce a partnership with Circle Sport Racing to acquire a charter for the No.32 Ford driven by DiBenedetto, Go Fas Racing PR reports.
Horizon Global Corporation has joined Team Penske with a new multi-year partnership beginning in 2018. Horizon Global towing and trailering brands REESEŽ and Draw-TiteŽ will serve as primary sponsors for the No. 2 Ford Fusion driven by Keselowski in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season, Team Penske PR reports.
After partnering with Chip Ganassi Racing for three seasons in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, DC Solar is moving to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the 2018 season as a primary partner with both Kyle Larson and McMurray, chipganassiracing.com reports.
Wood Brothers Racing announced a long-term partnership with Archie St. Hilaire, owner of Go FAS Racing. The agreement grants full operating control of one of the 36 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Charters to the Wood Brothers and its iconic No. 21 Ford, woodbrothersracing.com reports.
Team Penske has announced a new partnership with Florida-based DEX Imaging, the nation's largest independent dealer of document imaging equipment. DEX Imaging will be featured as a primary sponsor for three 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races this season on Team Penske's No. 12 Ford Fusion driven by Blaney, Team Penske PR reports.
Kyle Larson had hoped for another epic battle night with Bell, about seven weeks after they thrilled fans at "Turkey Night" in California, where Bell beat Larson in a major midget-car race. The stage was set Saturday night as they traded the lead at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, but a blown engine in Larson's car with 13 laps remaining ended that drama, and Bell sped to his second consecutive Chili Bowl crown at the Tulsa Expo Center, Bob Pockrass of ESPN reports.
Larson went back to victory lane on the opening night of the Chili Bowl Nationals. The NASCAR star drove to a commanding victory in Tuesday night's opening night of the Super Bowl of Midget Racing. The win automatically advanced Larson into the 55-lap Saturday night main event at the Tulsa Expo Center, the Associated Press reports.