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April 25 – Today in Jayski’s NASCAR history

April 25, 2018

  • A look at many news, notes and story lines for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, see the stats on the NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Talladega Superspeedway
  • Five teams take part in a two-day tire test at Michigan International Speedway: The cars returned to Michigan International Speedway when five Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers and teams took to the track for a Goodyear tire test. The drivers all had the same goal in mind, helping Goodyear create the best tire for the racing on the two-mile oval.[More](4-25-2018)
  • Michael Leavine named Competition Director for #95 team: Leavine Family Racing (LFR) has named Michael Leavine as the Competition Director for the organization and its No. 95 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team, effective immediately. Leavine is the grandson of team owner, Bob Leavine, and has served as the Director of Operations at the organization for the past year.[More](4-25-2018)
  • Matt DiBenedetto’s Darlington throwback scheme unveiled: The #32 Ford at Darlington will be modeled off Jeff Burton’s #99 Exide Batteries Ford from the late 1990s and 2000.[More](4-25-2018)
  • Roush Fenway Racing press conference transcript: The press conference included Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin, Jack Roush, RFR President Steve Newmark, and Wyndham executive Eliot Hamlisch.[More](4-25-2018)
  • Kenseth returning to Roush Fenway? UPDATE Matt Kenseth is returning to the NASCAR Cup Series to drive Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6 car in select races this season, multiple sources told SB Nation.(4-23-2018)
    UPDATE: Who said you can’t go home? NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth will return to the organization where he began his storied NASCAR career, piloting Roush Fenway’s flagship No. 6 Ford Fusion for a part of the 2018 season. Kenseth will also have a new home away from home, with the team announcing a multi-year partnership with Wyndham Rewards®, the award-winning loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, as a new primary on the No. 6.[More](4-25-2018)
  • Petty’s Garage and Medallion Bank on the #43: Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today, Petty’s Garage and Medallion Bank will be the primary sponsors of Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. and the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team during this weekend’s events at the Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Petty’s Garage will be on the hood with Medallion Bank on the sides of a new No. 43 Camaro ZL1 built for this weekend.[More](4-25-2018)
  • Special scheme for Kahne at Talladega: This weekend at Talladega, Kasey Kahne will run a special Procore Safety Qualified paint scheme aboard his No. 95 Camaro ZL1. Procore is excited to announce their new Procore Safety Qualified program launching May 7, 2018 in observance of Construction Safety Week (May 7-11).[More](4-25-2018)

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