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NSCS: AMS Offers Affordable Pricing for Upcoming Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Attending the 2016 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway will be less expensive than in the past, as ticket prices for the Feb. 28 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race are reduced an average of 15 percent. This year, Sunday racegoers will spend no more than $99 for an individual grandstand ticket, with prices starting at just $39. Also new in 2016, AMS is offering affordable...
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ARCA: Mason Mitchell Motorsports Adds Cole Powell to Daytona Lineup

(Mooresville, N.C.) 2014 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship team, Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) has tabbed Canadian racer, Cole Powell to drive the No. 78 Chevrolet for the Lucas Oil 200 at the Daytona International Speedway (DIS). Powell will receive support from longtime supporters Tricar and Copps Buildall. “I’m thrilled we could get this deal done with...
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ARCA: Tom Hessert Sporting New Look at Daytona; Florida Lottery Partners with Venturini Motorsports for ARCA Season Opener

FEBRUARY 4, 2016 (CONCORD, NC) – Driver Tom Hessert will make his Venturini Motorsports (VMS) driving debut piloting the No. 25 Florida Lottery Toyota during next weekend’s (February 13th) ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards (ARCA) season-opening Lucas Oil 200 at the famed and newly renovated Daytona International Speedway. “I’m thrilled to be headed back to Daytona for...
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NXS: VisitMyrtleBeach.com Renews Sponsorship for Kentucky Speedway’s Fall NASCAR XFINITY Series Race

SPARTA, Ky. – One of the fastest-growing family and vacation destinations in the nation, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has renewed as the title sponsor of the Saturday, Sept. 24 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, theVisitMyrtleBeach.com 300. The Myrtle Beach area welcomes over 17 million visitors annually, many of whom travel from Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana to experience true southern...
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FOX Sports, Sports Illustrated Parter To Promote Daytona 500

NASCAR Great Jeff Gordon Hosts Private Party at Daytona Beach Yacht Club with Drivers, Celebrities and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Models In partnership with Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon, making his FOX NASCAR analyst debut at Daytona Speedweeks, will host an intimate gathering at the Halifax River Yacht Club in Daytona Beach, Fla...
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ARCA: Eric Caudell Joins Hamilton-Hughes Racing

RUSSELLVILLE, KY— Hamilton-Hughes Racing (HHR) has signed Eric Caudell to drive the No. 64 Chevrolet for the entire 2016 ARCA Racing Series Season. Caudell, 49, has five career ARCA Racing Series starts under his belt, including a career-best finish of 18th at Winchester last season. The Oklahoma native also has one NASCAR Camping World Series start at Iowa in 2014, where he finished...
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NSCS: Injury, back surgery delay Tony Stewart’s return to No. 14 car indefinitely

NASCAR Wire Service — After undergoing surgery on Wednesday for a burst fracture of his L1 vertebra, Tony Stewart will miss the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, his team Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Thursday. The team said the three-time series champion was expected to make a full recovery and return to the No. 14 Chevrolet for a portion of his final season, but...
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NKNPS/ARCA: Kyle Benjamin Joins Ranier Racing with MDM

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 4, 2016) – 18-year-old Kyle Benjamin, a race winner in both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, will compete in select 2016 events in both series for Ranier Racing with MDM. Starting with the Feb. 14 race at New Smyrna Speedway, the season opener for the K&N East, Benjamin will pilot a Chevrolet for...
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ARCA: Ray Ciccarelli And Hamilton-Hughes Racing Agree To Terms

RUSSELLVILLE, KY— Hamilton-Hughes Racing (HHR) has agreed to a contract with Ellicott City, MD’s Ray Ciccarelli to drive the No. 63 Dodge in the season-opening Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona, along with a few other events during the ARCA Racing Series season. Ciccarelli, 46, has a total of five ARCA Racing Series starts with a career-best 19th at IRP and Berlin in 2014. He also has...
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LEMANS: Larger 60-Car Field For 2016 24 Hour Classic Revealed Friday

There were two big surprises on Friday afternoon in Paris, France as the initial entry list for the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was revealed. First, instead of the expected 58 entries that had been announced as the maximum for 2016, the transition to a 60-car grid that was planned for 2017 was moved up to this year, based on the massive interest by sports car teams around...
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ARCA: Frank Kimmel Returns To Drive No. 46 Team Stange Ford With Juice® Replay™

Broadview, Illinois; February 5, 2016 — Team Stange Racing, LLC officially announces its 2016 ARCA Series presented by Menards Major sponsor for the #46 Ford that will be piloted by 10-time ARCA series Champion Frank Kimmel and sponsored by JUICE® Replay™. Rumors linking Kimmel to return to the No. 46 where he won 9 of his 10 ARCA Championships had been swirling for weeks prior...
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NCWTS: Reed Sorenson, Theme Park Connection Join MB Motorsports for Truck Series Season Opener

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 5, 2016) – Reed Sorenson will team with MB Motorsports and Theme Park Connection for the season-opening race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Feb. 19 at Daytona International Speedway. This will mark Sorenson’s first ever Truck Series start. The 30-year-old Peachtree City, Ga. native has competed at the NASCAR national level since 2004...
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NCWTS: Champion Power Equipment Continues Partnership with GMS Racing

Statesville N.C. (February 5, 2016) – Champion Power Equipment (Champion) will expand their partnership with GMS Racing in 2016, as the primary sponsor of driver Grant Enfinger for select NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) events. Champion, a leading supplier of durable engine products, will kick off the season with Enfinger at the historic Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway...
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ARCA: GRAY GAULDING TO RACE LUCAS OIL 200 FOR LIRA MOTORSPORTS

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 5, 2016)—Gray Gaulding will make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and Superspeedway debut with Lira Motorsports in the Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Saturday, February 13th, 2016. Gaulding will pilot the No. 38 Krispy Kreme, Ford Performance, MOMO Ford Fusion. “This is a dream come true...
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NXS: Matt Tifft Grabs 13-Race Opportunity

JGR Confirms 2016 No. 18 XFINITY Series Schedule for Rookie Driver HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (February 5, 2016) – “Names are Made Here” in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and young Ohio-native Matt Tifft will be doing just that in 2016 with a 13-race schedule behind the wheel of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota Camry. The 19-year old driver has 16-career starts in NASCAR’s top-three...
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Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds Set For 50th Season

FERGUS (February 5, 2016) – The 2016 season is already in top gear for the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds. The club continues to prepare for their 50th anniversary season and the off-season has produced big news thus far. Lucas Oil Products returns for their 12th consecutive year as the title sponsor for the club.   “It’s such an honor to have a company like Lucas Oil...
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ARCA: Brad Smith Returns with Max Force Racing for Daytona International Speedway

Mobile Alabama’s Max Force Racing is expanding its stable to two ARCA teams starting with the season opener in Daytona. ARCA Veteran Brad Smith will team up with Thomas “Moose” Praytor for the Lucas Oil 200 on February 13th at Daytona International Speedway. Smith will be driving the Max Force Racing #23. “This is a great opportunity for me to get back behind the wheel and...
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ARCA/NKNPSE: JAIRO AVILA STARTS 2016 WITH DOUBLE DUTY EFFORTS FOR SPEEDWEEKS

MOORESVILLE, N.C (February 1, 2016)—After just two starts in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards with Lira Motorsports, Jairo Avila, Jr. (J.A. Junior) is making a name for himself within the motorsports world by tackling double duty efforts to kick-off Speedweeks in the sunshine state. “I cannot be anymore excited than I already am for my double duty weekend,” J.A....
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivers Get A Taste Of Atlanta Motor Speedway In Two-Day Rookie Test

HAMPTON, Ga. (Feb. 5, 2016) – As the Georgia 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck series race – the tail end of a NASCAR twinbill at Atlanta Motor Speedway set for Feb. 27 – looms just three weeks away, a handful of rookies got the chance to get their feet wet on the aged, historic 1.54-mile track at AMS in a two-day rookie test that wrapped up this afternoon. Five drivers – William...
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NCWTS: BROWNING TO LEAD SELF IN ROOKIE SEASON

Browning to lead Self in rookie season:AM Racing has hired veteran NASCAR crew chief Marc Browning to head the team’s at-track efforts with driver Austin Wayne Self in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the 2016 season, the organization announced. Browning, a native of Dundee, MI, has a background rich with experience in the upper levels of NASCAR, including a stint as a...
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NCWTS: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Named Title Sponsor of July 7 NASCAR Race

Kentucky Speedway has partnered with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) in 2016 to sponsor the Thursday, July 7 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. The partnership is centered on the “Buckle Up in Your Truck” (BUIYT) campaign to bring awareness to seatbelt use in pickup trucks. The Camping World Truck Series Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 will kick off a NASCAR tripleheader...
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University of Northwestern Ohio Extends Partnership Through 2018.

The University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) extends its longtime relationship with Kentucky Speedway for three years and will continue to be the “Official Education Partner of Kentucky Speedway.” Kentucky Speedway will provide UNOH with numerous advertising and promotional components. Plus, the speedway will utilize its racing platform and large loyal fan base to promote UNOH...
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Live the Dream with Auto Exotica

Fan favourite attraction returns to Canadian International AutoShow TORONTO, Ont. (February 5, 2016) — The smooth asphalt of a curvy road through rural fields, a sleek car, low to the ground, hugging the twists and speeding along the straightaways as the hum of a V12 engine breaks the idyllic countryside silence. The world’s most exclusive automotive brands in the world complete...
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ARCA: BRANDON LYNN RETURNING WITH LIRA MOTORSPORTS FOR 2016 ARCA SCHEDULE

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 5, 2016)—Announced today, seasoned Lira Motorsports driver, Brandon Lynn, will start the 2016 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season out with his superspeedway debut at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in the Lucas Oil 200. Lynn is also set to compete for the Scotts Rookie of the Year award throughout the season. “I really cannot believe...
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ARCA: WEATHERMAN FOCUSED ON 2016 AND SUPERSPEEDWAY DEBUT

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 5, 2016)—Announced today Kyle Weatherman, will occupy the seat of the No.58 Lira Motorsports Ford during the 2016 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season. Kicking off the year, he will make his superspeedway debut on Saturday, February 13 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in the Lucas Oil 200. “I am really excited to get behind the wheel...
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