Ten years later, Vickers returns to defend his Nationwide Series Championship

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Brian Vickers racing for his second NNS championship in 2013
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2013 highlights Brian Vickers return to full-time Nationwide Series competition and marks the ten-year anniversary of Vicker’s first championship, in what was then known as the Busch Series. When Brian won his championship in 2003, he made history by becoming the youngest champion in NASCAR’s Nationwide series’ history.

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Kahne and Sweet to Share a Ride at JR Motorsports

One Nationwide team has announced part of its line-up this year, while leaving more unanswered questions for another NNS team.

Kasey Kahne and Brad Sweet will share NNS No. 5 Great Clips car at JR Motorsports Photo - JR Motorsports

Kasey Kahne and Brad Sweet will share NNS No. 5 Great Clips car at JR Motorsports
Photo – JR Motorsports

2013 will see another pair of drivers at a new home. Kasey Kahne and Brad Sweet, who shared a Nationwide Series ride in the no. 38 Great Clips car, during the 2012 season for Turner Motorsports, will be with a new NNS team this season at JR Motorsports. Continue reading

Parker Kligerman to KBM in 2013

Parker Kligerman looks on during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov 16, 2012Photo - John Harrelson/Getty Images

Parker Kligerman looks on during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov 16, 2012
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By Michelle Lesener

One of the dominos has fallen into place as one of the rumors that had been circling since the end of the season has finally been answered.

One rumor that was brought up in our Nationwide Silly Season article posted last week, involved Parker Kilgerman and where he would call home for the 2013 season. Parker was officially announced as the driver of the no. 77 Kyle Busch Motorsports – KBM – entry for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.

KBM took to YouTube to make the official announcement Tuesday, having Parker climb out of an unfinished car that only had numbers made from tape to represent the car number. Continue reading

Nationwide Series Silly Season in full swing

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The Nationwide Series silly season has been in full swing, with changes taking place even before the racing season wrapped up for 2012. Look for more changes before the new season starts in February 2013.

As NASCAR fans look forward to Nationwide Series racing next season, there’s already been a lot of driver movement and changes, including the guarantee of a new Nationwide Series champion in the 2013 season. Continue reading

Are HMS’ Technical Alliances Limiting Competition in NASCAR?

Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson at Martinsville 2011
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By Michelle Lesener and Sharon Burton

Technical alliances in NASCAR allow teams to get equipment and technical support from another team, which is great for many of the smaller teams. But does it also help the team providing technical support and limit the competitive nature of the sport? Continue reading