Phil Parsons Racing signs former Front Row Motorsports driver, switches to Chevrolet SS
Matthew Dillner explores the Sprint Cup Series garage in Atlanta and talks to Joey Logano, Carl Edwards and others as they prepare for some night racing.
18 organizations now part of the Race Team Alliance RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today The recently formed Race Team Alliance announced Wednesday that it has expanded to include the majority of the full-time organizations competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series . The RTA's formation was announced in July, with nine full-time teams -- Hendrick Motorsports , Joe Gibbs Racing , Roush Fenway Racing , Richard Childress Racing , Chip Ganassi Racing , Michael Waltrip Racing , Richard Petty Motorsports , Team Penske and Stewart-Haas Racing -- as charter members. Wednesday, that list was expanded by nine more teams: BK Racing, Circle Sport, Front Row Motorsports, Germain Racing, Go Green/FAS Lane, HScott Motorsports, JTG Daugherty Racing , Phil Parsons Racing and Tommy Baldwin Racing . The RTA's roster now comprises 37 full-time entries on NASCAR's top circuit. The most notable exception among full-time programs is Furniture Row Racing . "One of the early goals of the Race Team Alliance was to expand our membership, and after only a month in existence, we have accomplished that goal," MWR co-owner Rob Kauffman, the RTA's chairman, said in a statement released by the group. "We now have virtually all the full-time teams participating. I think the membership as a whole is enthusiastic to get to work on some of the other items on our agenda, in particular some of the cost areas and marketing opportunities we have already identified." MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news WATCH: Latest NASCAR video PLAY: NASCAR Fantasy Live FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Rodney Childers fined following P3 infraction RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live NASCAR issued penalties Tuesday to Kevin Harvick's No. 4 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for violations in the circuit's most recent race at Watkins Glen International . Harvick finished seventh Sunday, but had to pit early when two heavy bean bags jarred loose in his car. The bean bags were in the car for pre-race setup, and not removed before the race. Under the new NASCAR Deterrence System, the punishment is a P3 penalty. The NASCAR rulebook states that any unapproved weight or weight affixed improperly is a violation. The violation is also an action detrimental to stock car racing. Crew chief Rodney Childers was fined $25,000. The No. 98 Phil Parsons Racing team was issued a warning for violating the following rule: "When adding or removing fuel to/from the car in the garage area, the car must be outside the garage structure." The series' next race is Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 (1 p.m. ET, ESPN) at Michigan International Speedway . MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news WATCH: Latest NASCAR video PLAY: NASCAR Fantasy Live FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
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