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TC Daily Pit Stop: Allmendinger Returning to Cup in 2024 "No Matter What"; Sheldon Creed, RCR Part Ways; ARCA West Heads to Las Vegas Bullring this Week
TC Daily Pit Stop: Thursday, October 12th, 2023
The rumor mill has been swirling about what A.J. Allmendinger will be driving during the 2024 NASCAR season. On Wednesday evening on Racing America’s “The Bullring” Allmendinger addressed the future, and he says it will involve racing Kaulig Racing Chevrolets.
Whether that is full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series or NASCAR Cup Series remains to be seen, but Allmendinger says even if he doesn’t return to full-time Cup in 2024, that he will continue to drive a part-time schedule in Cup for Kaulig regardless.
“I’m still going to race Cup next year, no matter what,” Allmendinger revealed. “Whether it’s on a part-time basis, the road course races or we do more races. I think people saw the emotion and thought, ‘Man, this may be the last time he races Cup this year,’ no, that’s not it. It’s the emotion was just real because it was a Cup win. I’m always going to do what they want, and we’re working on those plans. They may already have them lined up, and I just don’t know yet. I’m going to be in a Kaulig Racing Chevy for the rest of my career for however long that is, and I hope it’s for a long, long time.”
On Wednesday, Richard Childress Racing and Sheldon Creed announced that they would be parting ways at the end of the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.
“Sheldon Creed will not be returning as driver of the No. 2 Whelen Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2024,” the social media statement from RCR reads. “We will make an announcement regarding the driver of the No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet in the near future.
Creed, who is in his second full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series season, is still in search of his first win in NXS competition.
22 cars are on the entry list for this week’s ARCA Menards Series West event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring. Headlining the entry list is Kaden Honeycutt, who will look to score back-to-back wins in the No. 17 Cook Racing Technologies entry.
Ben Branscum gives a full preview of the Star Nursery 150 race, as well as the full entry list.
In conjunction with its member teams, the Race Team Alliance (RTA) has announced the formation of Racers Forum presented by R3, a premier business conference for the racing industry featuring NASCAR teams, tracks, executives, and partners.
The private event will provide the motorsports industry with an environment to interact in a casual, yet accessible setting through a series of panel discussions with industry leaders.
Conceived by the RTA, Racers Forum looks to bring the racing industry together to discuss the most relevant topics acting the sport, but in a smart, fun, and interesting way.
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