Month: February 2017

RCR Adds Scott Lagasse Jr. to its NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver Lineup

NASCAR veteran will drive the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro for four races during the 2017 season

WELCOME, N.C. (February 28, 2017) – Veteran NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse Jr. will join Richard Childress Racing’s 2017 driver lineup to pilot the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for four races. Lagasse Jr., 36, of St. Augustine, Florida, will race under the RCR banner at Iowa Speedway on June 25, Road America, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Notable Quotables: Kurt Busch on Winning the 2017 Daytona 500

(Chicago Tribune Photo)

Twelve hours after celebrating his DAYTONA 500 victory in Daytona International Speedway’s Gatorade Victory Lane, the newest champion of “The Great American Race” was still processing the defining moment of his NASCAR career.

“It’s surreal,” the Stewart-Haas Racing driver said Monday morning, during the annual Champion’s Breakfast in the Speedway’s Bill France Room. “Wins are hard to come by … but to win the DAYTONA 500, it’s hard to put into words. It’s beyond belief, really.”

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Kurt Busch Wins a Very Odd 2017 Daytona 500

The weekend saw a lot of yellow and red flags through all 3 series of racing. The Camping World truck race saw Kraz Gala bested the field in a crash filled race. The Xfinity series saw Ryan Reed hold off Kasey Kahne and Austin Dillon in another crash filled marathon.

So by the time Sunday rolled around, those of us numb from watching so many hours of racing already were hoping the Monster drivers would be the consummate professionals they are. The best of the best. And they did for about half the race. The some brains became unplugged and all heck broke loose. In the end, the race came down to literally a hand full of cars without damage and only about a dozen cars that were competitive for the win. But Kurt Busch drove a damaged car, maintained incredible patience and put himself in position to win as cars around him started running out of gas leaving the lead open for whomever could grab it.