NASCAR news ticker November 2022: NASCAR ends Trackpass for 2023
Here you find our NASCAR news ticker for November 2022 – Latest news: NASCAR will shut down the international Trackpass for the 2023 season.
November 28, 2022: NASCAR ends international Trackpass in 2023 (NCS)
A look at the official site of the international NASCAR Trackpass does not reveal good news, because the service will not be available for the 2023 NASCAR season. Until now, fans had the opportunity to watch all races of the Cup, Xfinity, and Truck series via the service. For the coming season, this means that NASCAR in Germany will most likely be shown exclusively on Sport1+ and MotorvisionTV (Cup live, Truck as highlights).
November 23, 2022: Several NASCAR stars entered the Snowball Derby (O)
The following NASCAR stars will compete in the 55th edition of the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida: Derek Kraus, Carson Hocevar, Chandler Smith, Corey Heim, William Byron, Josh Berry, Erik Jones, Brad Keselowski and Ty Majeski. All NASCAR drivers are entered in the Super Late Model division. The asphalt oval being raced on is a 0.5-mile short track. The date: December 1 to 4. The prize money for the winner is around 29,000 euros.
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November 17, 2022: NASCAR brands a racing series in Brazil (O)
NASCAR will launch its own series in Brazil in 2023. For this purpose, the national GT Sprint Race Series has been taken over, which will be held under the NASCAR banner from the coming season. With Brazil, NASCAR has its fourth international championship in its portfolio alongside Europe, Canada and Mexico, the first in South America. US cars are already being used in the series.
November 16, 2022: Ryan Preece will replace Cole Custer at SHR (NCS)
Stewart-Haas Racing has replaced the driver of the No. 41 Ford Mustang: Cole Custer will no longer drive in the 2023 NASCAR Cup season, but Ryan Preece will return to the top house. Preece is 32 years old and has already competed in three full seasons for JTG Daugherty Racing and has 115 races under his belt. Custer will likely be demoted to the Xfinity Series.
November 16, 2022: Garage 56 test in Virginia with Mike Rockenfeller (O)
NASCAR’s “Garage 56” project is going into the next round. The Next Gen car, which is in the developing stage to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2023 outside of the classification, was tested further at Virginia International Raceway. The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was tried out extensively, but the car is still in its infancy, according to Hendrick competition boss Chad Knaus. Mike Rockenfeller from Germany was at the wheel.
November 16, 2022: KBM with Chevrolet power in the 2023 season (NCTS)
Kyle Busch Motorsports will rely on the power of Chevrolet Silverados beginning with the 2023 NASCAR Truck season. The move was expected as Kyle Busch will drive for the Richard Childress Racing Chevy team beginning with the 2023 Cup season. Chase Purdy will pilot the No. 4 car for KBM for several years, while the No. 51 truck will be shared by an “All-Star Team.” Jack Wood is to drive at least ten races, and Busch himself will also take the wheel.
November 16, 2022: Ty Gibbs joins Joe Gibbs Racing (NCS)
Joe Gibbs removes the 18 and brings his grandson and NASCAR Xfinity champion Ty Gibbs into the team. The 20-year-old, who has already competed in 15 races at the highest level in the 2021 Cup season as Kurt Busch’s backup at 23XI Racing, will drive the No. 54 Toyota Camry, Gibbs’ signature number which he won the 2022 Xfinity title with. The No. 18 of Kyle Busch, who is moving to Richard Childress Racing, will be dropped.
November 15, 2022: Craftsman old and new sponsor (NCTS)
Tool manufacturer Craftsman, which was already a name sponsor of the NASCAR Truck Series from 1995 to 2008, will once again be a sponsor of the series starting next season. The commitment, which is planned for the long term, not only includes naming the trucks, but Craftsman will also become the official tool partner of NASCAR and all race tracks that work with the series.
November 14, 2022: The Milwaukee Mile returns to the calendar (NCTS)
The one-mile oval, located in West Allis, Wisconsin, will return to the 2023 season on NASCAR’s
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race calendar and will co-host the August race weekend with the ARCA Series.
November 13, 2022: KBM announces lineup for 2023 season (NCTS)
Kyle Busch Motorsports has announced its drivers for the 2023 season. Chase Purdy will drive the No. 4 Chevrolet as a full-time driver. Jack Wood will start as a part-time driver in the No. 51 car and will share the cockpit with NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers and Kyle Busch. In cooperation with REV-Racing, Nico Sanchez will be a full-time driver in the No. 2 car.
NCS = NASCAR Cup Series; NXS = NASCAR Xfinity Series, NCTS = NASCAR Craftman Truck Series; O = Others