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Rinnai sponsors Allgaier's No. 7 at Atlanta 02-07-2018
Justin Allgaier
JR Motorsports announced today that Rinnai Corporation, manufacturer of the No. 1-selling brand of tankless water heaters in North America, will serve as primary sponsor of Justin Allgaier and the No. 7 Chevrolet for the upcoming Rinnai 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 24. Allgaier is in his third year with JRM and is coming off the first multi-win season of his NXS career. In 240 series starts, he has five wins, 52 top fives and 128 top 10s. The 31-year-old driver has been competitive at Atlanta Motor Speedway, leading 30 laps and finishing in the top 10 three times in seven NXS starts.-JRM
David Starr joins Jimmy Means Racing 02-07-2018
David Starr
David Starr aligns with Jimmy Means Racing for the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. Starr will compete full-time in the No. 52 Chevrolet Camaro starting with the POWERSHARES QQQ 300 season opener at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2018.

2018 will mark Starr's 20th season and over 450 starts across NASCAR's top-three series. Starr had his best finish of 2017 with a 5th place finish at the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
Ryan Newman: Advance Auto Parts Clash advance 02-07-2018
Ryan Newman
Ryan Newman - No. 31 Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - will compete in NASCAR's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season-opening exhibition event, the Advance Auto Parts Clash, on Sunday February 11th. Newman is one of 17 drivers participating in the 75-lap race and earned his spot by qualifying for the Playoffs. Sunday's race format consists of two segments with a competition caution at lap 25 to separate the segments. It will be up to crew chief Luke Lambert to choose Newman's starting position among the entries for the Clash in a random drawing on Saturday night.-Richard Childress Racing
Dillon: Advance Auto Parts Clash advance 02-07-2018
Austin Dillon
Austin Dillon - No. 3 Dow Chevrolet - will compete in NASCAR's 75-lap Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season-opening exhibition event, the Advance Auto Parts Clash, on Sunday February 11th. Dillon's crew chief, Justin Alexander, will attend a random drawing on Saturday night to determine the team's starting and pit road positions among the 20 entries for the Clash. This will be Dillon's fourth start in the Advance Auto Parts Clash. He finished 12th last year.-Richard Childress Racing
LFR competes in Clash at Daytona for 1st time 02-07-2018
Kasey Kahne
Leavine Family Racing (LFR) will compete on February 11th in the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway for the first time with veteran driver, Kasey Kahne. Since the team's inception in 2011, 2018 marks the third year LFR has been a full-time competitive Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) team. 2018 will be a year of firsts for the one-car team, as Kahne brings a total of 18 wins in the MENCS to the table. "This year is a little different now that we have the Clash," said team owner, Bob Leavine. "We'll get 75 laps in the Clash for Kasey to get a feel for the car before the duels and the 500, so it's just a perfect situation for us with a new driver, new Crew Chief and a couple new people working on the car." Kahne, who is getting a fresh start this year with LFR, is looking forward to making his mark in 2018 early with his new team.-LFR