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ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 10: 2004 NASCAR Busch Series Champion Martin Truex Jr. (L) poses with Dale Earnhardt Jr., co-owner of the Chance 2 Motorsports #8 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, and the championship trophy at the 2004 NASCAR Busch Series Awards Ceremony at the Portofino Bay Hotel on December 10, 2004 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images for NASCAR) | Getty Images

May 7 – Today in Jayski’s NASCAR history

May 7, 2018

  • Entry List for the KC Masterpiece 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is posted, 39 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
    Some of the drivers entered include: #00-Cassill, #6-Kenseth, #15-Chastain, #51-TBA, #55-Sorenson, #66-Long, #72-LaJoie, #99-Cope.
    Since only 39 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
    See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)
  • France family considering sale of NASCAR? Reuters reports they are working with Goldman Sachs Group.[More](5-7-2018)
  • NASCAR explains opening pit road early after Dover’s first stage:Because NASCAR has no rule stating when pit road opens after a stage ends, the sanctioning body changed its common procedure to prevent multiple cars from running out of fuel during Sunday’s Cup race at Dover, a series official told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. NASCAR opened pit road immediately after Stage 1 ended because many cars were close to running out of fuel.[More](5-7-2018)
  • John Hunter Nemechek on standby for Larson at Kansas Larson and fiancée, Katelyn Sweet, are expecting the birth of their second child soon. As a result, Larson shared that Chip Ganassi Racing has tabbed John Hunter Nemechek to be on standby for the No. 42 team next week at Kansas Speedway.(5-6-2018)
    UPDATE: Audrey Layne Larson was born Monday morning, May 7.[More](5-7-2018)
  • Dover TV ratings: Fox Sports 1 earned a 1.7 overnight rating for Sunday’s race.[More](5-7-2018)
  • Cody Ware plans more races: Kansas, the Open (All Star preliminary race), Sonoma, Watkins Glen and the Charlotte Roval are all on Ware’s radar, depending on adequate funding and sponsorship. If more sponsorship jumps aboard, Ware could be in line for more than three races in the chartered ride.[More](5-7-2018)
  • Dover commercial breakdown: For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday’s race.[More](5-7-2018)
  • XFINITY Series drivers shake down Charlotte on Monday: Some of NASCAR’s biggest names joined its most popular rising stars for a day-long shakedown of NASCAR Xfinity Series machines on Monday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Past NASCAR Xfinity Series champions including Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski joined more than 20 Xfinity Series stars in testing Charlotte’s 1.5-mile superspeedway in advance of the Alsco 300 on May 26.[More](5-7-2018)
  • Gallagher told to leave Charlotte test: Spencer Gallagher, suspended indefinitely for violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy, briefly attended Monday’s Xfinity Series test at Charlotte Motor Speedway before he was informed he was not allowed to be there and left.[More](5-7-2018)
  • Truck Series entry list:There are 30 trucks entered for Friday’s 37 Kind Days 250 at Kansas Speedway. See the complete list on the Dover entry list page (pdf). (5-7-2018)
  • Truck Series to get a new name? Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis is looking at a brand swap for naming rights to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in ’19, sources said, and a tweet he sent Friday night lends more credence to the possibility. Lemonis wrote he has "big news" coming regarding the future of the Truck Series. Lemonis in ’14 early extended the Camping World entitlement, which is worth around $5M annually and was due to run through ’15, by signing a seven-year extension through ’22.[More](5-7-2018)
  • Talladega XFINITY TV ratings: Last Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Talladega earned a 1.2 rating and 1.90 million viewers on FOX, down a tick in ratings and 5% in viewership from last year (1.3, 2.00M) and down 37% and 36% respectively from 2016 (1.9, 2.9M). It was the most-watched Xfinity Series race all season, topping Daytona in February (1.85M). [Sports Media Watch](5-7-2018)
  • New name for Pocono XFINITY race: Pocono Raceway today announces a multi-year partnership with J. P. Mascaro & Sons under which the June 2 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at ‘The Tricky Triangle’ has been renamed the Pocono Green 250 Recycled by J. P. Mascaro & Sons. Also, as part of this partnership, J.P. Mascaro & Sons will serve as at the ‘Official Waste Services and Recycling Provider of Pocono Raceway.'[More](5-7-2018)

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