Matthew Dillner visits a tribute to a legend, breaks rules with Carl Edwards and talks with Michael Waltrip about his new dancing career on GarageCam from Richmond International Speedway.
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Reigning XFINITY champion looks to balance title run, Sprint Cup slate Play: NASCAR Fantasy Live DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The car looks familiar, and the driver is a year older but otherwise unchanged. The team that helped carry Chase Elliott to the 2014 NASCAR XFINITY Series title, however, has undergone a major overhaul. Gone is spreadsheet-wielding crew chief Greg Ives, who can now be seen heading up the efforts of JR Motorsports founder and namesake Dale Earnhardt Jr. in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. Likewise, car chief Travis Mack has departed, and has assumed the same duties with Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports outfit. Veteran crew chief Ernie Cope, who previously handled the organization’s third team that featured several Cup drivers (Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne), is now overseeing the No. 9 team as Elliott begins preparations to defend his series title. Christopher Allen is the team's new car chief, while Tristan Smith (lead engineer), Seth Kookier (assistant race engineer) and Rick Pennington (rear end mechanic) are also new to the team. HMS’ Brad Thompson will serve as engine tuner. "I think it's kind of like starting over a little bit, I guess, with Ernie and really a whole new group of guys," Elliott, 19, said. "I think there are only two or three of us that are back with the team from last year, and that includes me. "Last year we worked pretty closely together. We tried to stay on the same page with setup stuff; we were usually very, very similar last year to (their) car and whatever they were running. I think that relationship helped. "And we got to work with them firsthand at Road America when Greg was at home with his (new) baby. Having that race behind us will hopefully help us get going." A three-time race winner last season, Elliott is attempting to become only the seventh driver in the history of the series to capture back-to-back titles. His first opportunity to get a leg up on the competition comes here on Saturday with the running of the Alert Today Florida 300 (FOX Sports 1, 3:30 pm ET) at Daytona International Speedway. The son of NASCAR Hall of Fame member Bill Elliott (himself a champion in NASCAR's premier series), the younger Elliott admits he's a long way from being an expert in the series. One season and one championship taught him plenty, but there's still much more to absorb. "It still kind of feels new to me; I definitely don't feel like a veteran, that's for sure," he said. "It's crazy to think that it's already been a year since that first (series) start and that we're back at Daytona. A year goes by fast. "I still have a lot to learn, still a lot of new things I'm experiencing, especially with the personnel changes this season." Elliott’s journey up the racing ladder has been slow and steady by design. He competed in a mixture of ARCA, NASCAR K&N Pro Series and Camping World Truck Series races – and winning on more than one occasion – while filling the racing void with a Late Model effort. That schedule, he said, helped prepare him for the rigors of last year’s 33-race XFINITY Series schedule. "I can think back to a couple of years ago when we were running Late Model stuff and we ran something in the mid-40s," he said. "The number of (XFINITY) races, that didn't feel like a ton to me; the biggest difference was just the traveling." His Late Model efforts were primarily in the Southeast. There were no West Coast trips, or stops in the Midwest. In addition to defending his series championship, Elliott is also scheduled to make his Sprint Cup Series debut this season. He will drive a fifth car for Hendrick Motorsports in five events before sliding into the group’s No. 24 car in '16, replacing four-time champion Jeff Gordon. The five Sprint Cup races are Martinsville (March 29), Richmond (April 25), Charlotte (May 24), Indianapolis (July 26) and Darlington (Sept. 6). This schedule might be a bit more hectic on those weekends, but it's something Elliott said he’s eager to attempt. "The good part about it is that the first race at Martinsville is an off-weekend for the XFINITY Series," he said. "Having that opportunity to just try to get your feet wet a little bit will be a good time to do that – not having going back and forth. "But at the same time, I've always enjoyed running two races a weekend. I can remember from the go-karting days, I used to always run a couple of races. In Late Model races, the weekend where they had their bigger shows, I used to always try to run the Super and the Pro races as well. I've always really liked that." MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news PLAY: Sign up for Fantasy Live WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView today FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
See who is set to compete in the 15th race of NCWTS season Entry # Driver Owner Crew chief Manufacturer Sponsor 1 0 Caleb Roark Kenneth Grimes Michael Stewart 14 Chevrolet Grimes Irrigation & Construction 2 02 Tyler Young Randy Young Bryan Berry 14 Chevrolet Randco/Young's Building Systems 3 05 John Wes Townley Tony Townley Mike Beam 14 Toyota Zaxby's 4 6 Norm Benning Norm Benning Kevin Dargie 14 Chevrolet TBA 5 07 Todd Shafer Ken Smith Rusty Ebersole 14 Chevrolet ThunderExhaust.com 6 08 Ray Black Jr Bobby Dotter Jason Miller 14 Chevrolet ScubaLife/NASE Worldwide 7 8 Joe Nemechek Sidney Mauldin Jerry Babb 14 Toyota Jewel Osco 8 9 Brennan Newberry Joe Denette Ryan McKinney 14 Chevrolet Qore-24 9 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Steve Kuykendall 14 Chevrolet Driven2Honor.org 10 112 Ted Minor Joseph Cefalia Garry Stephens 14 Chevrolet FindIT.net 11 13 Jeb Burton Duke Thorson Jeriod Prince 14 Toyota Estes-Carolina Nut Company 12 17 Timothy Peters Tom Deloach Marcus Richmond II 14 Toyota Duke of Oil/Valvoline 13 19 Tyler Reddick Brad Keselowski Doug Randolph 14 Ford Reese Towpower 14 20 Austin Dillon(i) Bob Newberry Christopher Rice 14 Chevrolet RHEEM 15 21 Joey Coulter Maurice Gallagher Jr Jeff Stankiewicz 14 Chevrolet Allegiant Travel 16 29 Ryan Blaney Brad Keselowski Chad Kendrick 14 Ford Cooper Standard 17 31 Ben Kennedy Steve Turner Michael Shelton 14 Chevrolet Heater.com 18 32 Tayler Malsam Harry Scott Jr Mike Hillman Jr 14 Chevrolet Red Box 19 35 Mason Mingus Kevin Cywinski Mark Rette 14 Toyota Call 811 20 136 Scott Stenzel Beverly Mittler Michael Mittler 14 Chevrolet Mitler Bros/Ski Soda 21 40 Todd Peck Michael Peck Keith Wolfe 14 Chevrolet Horizon Pharma/Arthritis Foundation 22 50 T J Bell Mark Beaver Ken Evans 14 Chevrolet Dedicated to Electrical Linemen 23 51 Kyle Busch(i) Kyle Busch Eric Phillips 14 Toyota Dollar Genereal 24 54 Darrell Wallace Jr Kyle Busch Jerry Baxter 14 Toyota ToyotaCare 25 63 Justin Jennings Michael Mittler Michael Mittler 14 Chevrolet LG Seeds/Mittler Bros Machine & Tool/Ski Soda 26 74 Mike Harmon(i) Mike Harmon Scott Stolzenberg 14 Chevrolet MHR 27 77 German Quiroga Tom Deloach Butch Hylton 14 Toyota NET10 Wireless 28 88 Matt Crafton Rhonda Thorson Carl Joiner 14 Toyota Splash-FVP/Menards 29 98 Johnny Sauter Mike Curb Jeff Hensley 14 Toyota Nextant/Curb Records 30 99 Bryan Silas Chris Baluch Cal Boprey 14 Chevrolet TBA MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: NASCAR Chase Grid games WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
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The cars and stars of the NASCAR XFINITY Series come out to welcome XFINITY to GarageCam and give host Matthew Dillner grief about his green jacket.
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See the order drivers will roll off for Keystone Light Pole Qualifying (Sat., 10:10 a.m. ET, FS1) # Trk Driver Team 1 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Oohrah! Hydration Drink Chevrolet 2 98 Johnny Sauter Nextant/Curb Record Toyota 3 86 * Brandon Brown Dominion Recycling Chevrolet 4 99 Bryan Silas Bell Trucks America Inc. Chevrolet 5 07 BJ McLeod Geneva-Liberty Steel Chevrolet 6 88 Matt Crafton Slim Jim/Menards Toyota 7 50 TJ Bell Dedicated to Electrical Linemen Chevrolet 8 6 Norm Benning Chevrolet 9 02 Tyler Young # Randco/Young's Bulding Systems Chevrolet 10 54 Darrell Wallace Jr. ToyotaCare Toyota 11 08 Ray Black Jr. ScubaLife Chevrolet 12 51 Erik Jones ToyotaCare/Project Pink Toyota 13 77 German Quiroga NET10 Wireless Toyota 14 29 Ryan Blaney Cooper Standard Ford 15 57 * Ted Minor Chevrolet 16 21 Joey Coulter Allegiant Travel Chevrolet 17 32 Cameron Hayley Cabinets by Hayley Chevrolet 18 8 John H. Nemechek Smoke-N-Sear/SWM Toyota 19 00 * Cole Custer Haas Automation Chevrolet 20 9 Brennan Newberry Qore-24 Chevrolet 21 36 * Justin Jennings Mittler Bros Machine & Tool/Ski Soda Chevrolet 22 17 Timothy Peters Red Horse Racing Toyota 23 19 Tyler Reddick # DrawTite Ford 24 0 * Caleb Roark Grimes Irrigation & Construction Chevrolet 25 63 JR Heffner Park East Sales LLC Chevrolet 26 31 Ben Kennedy # Heater.com Chevrolet 27 20 Gray Gaulding # Gemini Southern/Krispy Kreme Chevrolet 28 05 * John Wes Townley Zaxby's Toyota 29 13 Jeb Burton Estes/Carolina Nut Company Toyota 30 35 Mason Mingus # Call 811 Toyota MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
The Truck Series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway Entry # Driver Owner Crew chief Manufacturer Sponsor 1 00 Cole Custer Gene Haas Joe Shear 14 Chevrolet Haas Automation 2 0 Caleb Roark Kenneth Grimes Michael Stewart 12 RAM Driven2Honor.org 3 02 Tyler Young Randy Young Bryan Berry 14 Chevrolet Randco/Young's Building Systems 4 05 John Wes Townley Tony Townley Mike Beam 14 Toyota Zaxby's 5 6 Norm Benning Norm Benning Kevin Dargie 14 Chevrolet TBA 6 07 B J McLeod Ken Smith Rusty Ebersole 14 Chevrolet TBA 7 08 Ray Black Jr Bobby Dotter Jason Miller 14 Chevrolet ScubaLife 8 8 John Hunter Nemechek Sidney Mauldin Jerry Babb 14 Toyota Smoke-N-Sear/SWM 9 9 Brennan Newberry Joe Denette Ryan McKinney 14 Chevrolet Qore-24 10 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Steve Kuykendall 13 Chevrolet Oohrah! Hydration Drink 11 13 Jeb Burton Duke Thorson Jeriod Prince 14 Toyota Estes-Carolina Nut Company 12 17 Timothy Peters Tom Deloach Marcus Richmond II 14 Toyota Red Horse Racing 13 19 Tyler Reddick Brad Keselowski Doug Randolph 14 Ford DrawTite 14 20 Gray Gaulding Bob Newberry Christopher Rice 14 Chevrolet Silverado 15 21 Joey Coulter Maurice Gallagher Jr Jeff Stankiewicz 14 Chevrolet Allegiant Travel 16 29 Ryan Blaney Brad Keselowski Chad Kendrick 14 Ford Cooper Standard 17 31 Ben Kennedy Steve Turner Doug George 14 Chevrolet Heater.com 18 32 Cameron Hayley Harry Scott Jr Mike Hillman Jr 14 Chevrolet Cabinets by Hayley 19 35 Mason Mingus Kevin Cywinski Dennis Connor 14 Toyota Call 811 20 136 Justin Jennings Beverly Mittler Michael Mittler 14 Chevrolet Mitler Bros Machine & Tool/Ski Soda 21 50 T J Bell Mark Beaver Ken Evans 13 Chevrolet Dedicated to Electrical Linemen 22 51 Erik Jones Kyle Busch Eric Phillips 14 Toyota ToyotaCare/Project Pink 23 54 Darrell Wallace Jr Kyle Busch Jerry Baxter 14 Toyota ToyotaCare 24 63 Jr Heffner Michael Mittler Michael Mittler 14 Chevrolet TBA 25 74 TBA Mike Harmon Gary Ritter 14 Chevrolet TBA 26 77 German Quiroga Tom Deloach Butch Hylton 14 Toyota NET10 Wireless 27 186 Brandon Brown Jerry Brown Adam Brenner 13 Chevrolet Dominion Recycling 28 88 Matt Crafton Rhonda Thorson Carl Joiner 14 Toyota Slim Jim/Menards 29 98 Johnny Sauter Mike Curb Jeff Hensley 14 Toyota Nextant/Curb Records 30 99 Bryan Silas Chris Baluch Cal Boprey 14 Chevrolet TBA MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
Chris Lorenzen talks about his childhood experiences and growing up with his father Fred Lorenzen.