Andy Lally accepts the 2011 Rookie of the Year Award.
Catch up quickly before Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Road America
NASCAR.com writers discuss racing in the rain, Brendan Gaughan's breakthrough win at Road America and whether or not Matt Kenseth will revisit Victory Lane at Kentucky
Gaughan earns first win in 98 Nationwide Series starts
Matthew Dillner explores the garage in Bristol as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams prepare for practice.
No. 3 Tire Specialist Andy Flynn explains the tire process as he takes you behind the scenes of what goes on at the track each weekend to make sure the cars handle properly.
Alan Cavanna and Matthew Dillner talk about the high-speeds at Watkins Glen's road-course and give their picks on who will come out on top.
Jimmie Johnson stands on his car with triumphant hands in the air after losing his brakes and hitting the wall head on at over 90 mph at Watkins Glen International in 2000.
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. -- Kevin Harvick Inc. announced Monday that Chris Carrier will lead the organization's third Truck Series team as crew chief in 2011. The No. 8, will be driven full time by Nelson Piquet Jr. "I'm excited to get started." --CHRIS CARRIER Carrier, who has more than 30 years of experience in the sport, has wins as a crew chief in each of NASCAR's top-three series. The Bristol, Tenn., native began his career in grassroots racing at the local level as a teenager and graduated from East Tennessee State University with a degree in manufacturing engineering technology. Carrier has served as crew chief at Morgan McClure Motorsports, Andy Petree Racing and Penske Racing. The 50-year-old most recently led Penske's driver development program with driver Parker Kligerman. "I'm really looking forward to this experience with Nelson Piquet Jr.," Carrier said. "I enjoy working with young drivers and I have a lot of respect for Nelson. Coming from Formula One, I know that he has a lot of talent, he has good car control, and he won't be afraid to go fast. I'm excited to get started." For KHI, the choice of the No. 8 also carries significance for both the driver and co-owner Kevin Harvick. "The No. 8 was my very first go-kart number when I started racing, so it was always a number I wanted our team to use," Harvick said. "Nelson had also mentioned to me that he liked the number since he grew up racing the No. 33, and the curves of the No. 8 are reminiscent of that number. All in all it seemed like a good fit." Piquet will begin his full-time Truck Series effort in the No. 8 on Feb. 18 at Daytona International Speedway with sponsorship to be announced at a later date. Related: Piquet gets full-time ride in KHI truck
Crew chief of the No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Chevrolet