NASCAR: NTS Motorsports set with Hemric, Buescher and more in Trucks

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NTS Motorsports has announced its full season NASCAR program, primarily in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series but also with entries in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Spears SRL Southwest Tour and ARCA.

NTS will have Daniel Hemric in its No. 14 Chevrolet Silverado for the full season, with Ryan McKinney as crew chief. Hemric, who will run for NCWTS rookie of the year, will also run three ARCA races.

James Buescher has also been confirmed to run selected races in the No. 31 Silverado. The 2012 series champion will have NTS competition director Chris Rice on board as crew chief.

A third truck, the No. 20 Chevrolet, will have 16-year-old Gray Gaulding on for eight races and Scott Lagasse Jr. for two (Daytona and Homestead) to bookend the season. Doug Howe will serve as crew chief.

Gaulding and Howe will partner for a full season in K&N; meanwhile in the West Coast-based SRL series, Blaine Rocha (No. 21) and 17-year-old Parker Stevens (No. 28) are the team’s two drivers.

NTS Motorsports has also added veteran team manager and West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame inductee Rick Carelli to serve as the team’s general manager.

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”