Rising open-wheel star Herta is set for his foray into GT racing, having been named test and reserve driver for BMW Team RLL in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The 17-year-old second-generation driver, who has joined BMW's Junior program in Europe, will supplement his new association with the German manufacturer with a return to Indy Lights, making for a busy 2018 season, sportscar365.com reports.
Rhodes and the No. 41 ThorSport Racing team have been assessed with a penalty following last weekend's Daytona race. The team's truck failed post-race inspection for height measurements, NASCAR PR reports.
Premium Motorsports' owner, Jay Robinson announced that Low T Center will return and continue their support of the team as a primary sponsor for 10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races during the 2018 racing season beginning this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway with Chastain at the wheel of the No. 15 chartered Chevrolet, Premium Motorsports PR reports.
Rayhall will join 3GT Racing for next month's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, as well as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans, it has been confirmed, sportscar365.com reports.
Ragan's 400th start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series couldn't come at a better place. The Unadilla, Ga., native will celebrate the career milestone on Feb. 25 at his home track of Atlanta Motor Speedway, Front Row Motorsports PR reports.
McDowell started 22nd on the grid for Sunday's Great American Race. He'd see this battle all the way through to the end, bringing his No. 34 Ford home in ninth-place in the season-opening Daytona 500, teamfrm.com reports.
Menard had a bird's-eye view of most of the big wrecks in the 60th annual Daytona 500, but he steered through them all and came away with a sixth-place finish in his 400th career Cup start, woodbrothersracing.com reports.