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Carlos Contreras; Rick Ware Racing Continue Bid To 100 At Kentucky

Carlos Contreras, the first Hispanic-born NASCAR driver continues his bid towards 100 career National Series starts this weekend at Kentucky Speedway in Saturday night’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300. Contreras returns to Rick Ware Racing for the ninth time this season, following his last race at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway last month. Contreras has competed in 11 races thus far this...

Earnhardt back in Kentucky

Jeffrey Earnhardt returns to Kentucky Speedway this weekend hoping to improve on his finish in the Nationwide Series race earlier this year. Earnhardt finished 23rd in June at Kentucky. “It’s a track I like,” Earnhardt said of the 1.5-mile facility. “We ran well there in June but didn’t get the finish we were looking for. With more laps in, I hope we can show some big improvement...

Cassill rolls into Kentucky

Landon Cassill will look to continue his strong recent runs in the Nationwide Series in Saturday’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Cassill has finished in the top 16 in seven of the past 10 Nationwide races. He was 16th last week at Chicagoland Speedway. Earlier this season, Cassill scored a 13th-place run at Kentucky in one of his best races this year. “I like...

Phoenix International Raceway to Sponsor Former UFC Champion Dominick Cruz in Fight Sept. 27

Former UFC® bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will return to the Octagon on Saturday, Sept. 27, and he will do so with the backing of Phoenix International Raceway. Cruz, who served as the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the March 2012 SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™, will wear shorts adorned with the PIR logo during the fight. Cruz’s 2012 race appearance and the fight sponsorship are...

Kyle Larson Joins Martinsville Speedway’s Green Flag Experience Lineup

Last fall Kyle Larson made his Martinsville Speedway debut. When the talented rookie returns this fall, he will be a part of the Green Flag Experience prior to the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot®500 on Oct. 26. Larson, who is not only contending for Rookie of the Year honors, but also for wins week in and week out, will join Chase contenders Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr...

NBC The Voice's Tess Boyer to Sing National Anthem at Gateway Motorsports Park During Sunday's AAA NHRA Midwest Nationals Opening Ceremonies

You’ve seen her.  You’ve heard her.  But you may not know exactly where she went to high school.  She’s St. Louis’ own Tess Boyer, a top 10 finalist on NBC’s The Voice during season six. Tess is scheduled to perform the National Anthem on Sunday, September 28th, during the opening ceremonies for the final day of the AAA Insurance National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Midwest...

Southern Modifieds & Vintage Race Cars to Take Over SNMP

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour roars back onto the high banks of Southern National Motorsports Park this weekend with the Southern National 150. Saturday night, series point leader and defending race champion Andy Seuss will look to hold off spring race winner JR Bertuccio and the rest of the Southern Modified Tour in this 150 lap event.  Seuss comes into the night'...

Justin Boston revs up to pull double duty at Kentucky

  Professional stock car drive Justin Boston [(“JBoss”) No. 25: ZLOOP Computer & Electronic Recycling Centers –Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports] is gearing up to pull double duty this weekend to compete in both the ARCA Racing Series (presented by Menards) and NASCARNationwide Series (NNS). Nearing the close of the 2014 season, JBoss will sport his sponsor colors...

Injury Sidelines Reid Wilson For Coastal Plains

Reid Wilson Racing (RWR) announced today that it will be necessary to sit out this weekend’s X-1R Pro Cup Series event at Coastal Plains Speedway, because of injuries sustained at Southern National (N.C.) Motorsports Park earlier this month. Contact between Reid Wilson and another competitor in the Gold Leaf 200, sent Wilson’s No. 66 Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits...

HRE Visit Myrtle Beach.com 300 Race Preview

Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE) will have Ross Chastain behind the wheel of the No.80 Advics Toyota Camry this weekend for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway for the Visit Myrtle Beach.com 300. This will be Chastain`s fifth start in the Nationwide Series since teaming up with former IndyCar Series driver Shigeaki Hattori and his Nationwide / K&N East Series...

Will Kimmel tops speed charts in busy ARCA open testing at Kentucky Speedway

It was a tall order but someone had to do it. And that someone was Sellersburg, Indiana's Will Kimmel who topped the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards speed charts Wednesday in open testing at Kentucky Speedway.   It was no small feat either as 25 drivers posted time and speed in preparation for Friday night's ZLOOP 150 at Kentucky, live on FOX Sports 1 at 8:00 p.m...

Boston Ready for Double Duty at Kentucky; Poole Subs for Townley Joining JGR’s Suarez and Coughlin for ZLOOP 150

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards (ARCA) season will visit Kentucky Speedway Friday, September 19th for the second to last event of the 2014 season. With plenty of pre-race headlines to note, Justin Boston will not only carry his sponsor colors for the ARCA title race sponsored ZLOOP 150 but will also be making his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start with...

Bickford Clinches Sunoco Rookie Of The Year

James Bickford went from a 25th-place finish in his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West debut to winning his first career race and now top rookie honors in the series. The 16-year-old Napa, California, native has clinched the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title with two races remaining in the K&N West. Bickford holds a 32-point advantage over Rich DeLong III with events at All American...

Rhodes Clinches Sunoco Rookie Of The Year

Ben Rhodes can add one more piece of hardware to his impressive 2014 season. The Louiville, Kentucky, native, has clinched the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title by virtue of holding a 36-point lead headining into the final event of the season, the Drive Sober 150 at Dover (Delaware) International Speedway on Sept. 26. On Sept. 6 at Greenville Pickens Speedway in South Carolina, Rhodes...

Stenhouse Educates Ole Miss Students on Talladega’s $19 College Ticket; Visits with Rebels 10th Ranked Football Team and Head Coach Hugh Freeze

At the campus of the University of Mississippi Tuesday NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse had the ultimate college experience – Talladega style. First, the driver of the No. 17 Roush Fenway Ford acted as a professor, educating students in a marketing class about the special $19 College Ticket offer from one of his favorite race tracks – Talladega Superspeedway - for the Oct. 19 GEICO...

NASCAR Championship at I-44 This Weekend

The chase for a NASCAR Missouri State and Track Championship as well as a Lebanon I-44 Speedway Track Championship will come to an end Saturday Night as we enter the final event of the 2014 Monster Energy Chase for the Cup at the "The High-Banks" of the Lebanon I-44 Speedway.   Action will feature an exciting night of NASCAR Whelen All American Series Short-Track Racing...

Rob Fuller Motorsports Seeks Redemption at Loudon

In July, Rob Fuller Motorsports brought a contenting race car to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event.  Todd Szegedy, driver of the No. 15 15-50 Connection Chevrolet, led 15 laps of the race, but unfortunately the day ended with a DNF due to a mechanical failure.  This weekend, the RFM team is seeking to recapture the success of the day and finish...

Dalton Sargeant Joins Wauters Motorsports, and Makes his Super Late Model Debut in Pensacola, FL

  Fall is usually a time when short-track racing across the country winds down, but for Dalton Sargeant, it's a time to start a new chapter in his driving career.  Sargeant is pleased to announce that he has joined veteran crew chief and car owner Richie Wauters Motorsports for the remainder of 2014 Super Late Model schedule, and will compete in some of the biggest short-track...

No. 20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Team Penalized For Rules Infraction At Chicagoland

The No. 20 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rules infraction that occurred during post-race inspection Sept. 13 at Chicagoland Speedway. The infraction is a P2 level penalty and violates sections: ·         12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing; ·         20B-12.8: Truck failed to meet post-race body height...

Josh Berry to race in season finale at Homestead-Miami

JR Motorsports champion late model driver Josh Berry, who made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut last month, will get his second opportunity behind the wheel of the No. 5 Chevrolet at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 15. JR Motorsports general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller made the announcement on her Dirty Mo Radio podcast, Fast Lane Family presented by Charlie’s Soap, on Wednesday...

Richard Petty Motorsports Committed to Two-Car NASCAR Sprint Cup Team in 2015

At the start of 2014, Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced a three-year extension and investment increase by Smithfield Foods on the No. 43 Ford team. The previous year RPM welcomed new partners Strike 10 Entertainment and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to join Smithfield Foods, U.S. Air Force and longtime partner STP. The result was the RPM No....

Joe Gibbs Racing Announces Partnership With STANLEY and DEWALT

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today that it has entered partnership with world-leading tool and security provider STANLEY and professional power tool provider DEWALTbeginning in the 2015 season.  STANLEY and DEWALTwill serve as primary sponsors for drivers Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth, respectively. STANLEY will partner with JGR as the primary sponsor for 12 races on the No...

Cypress Associates Partners with Annett, TBR

Cypress Associates, and its groundbreaking wellness policy CypressHQ, will join NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Michael Annett and the No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) team, signing a multi-year primary sponsorship agreement beginning with the race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 28.   "Michael reflects many of the same values that I see in Cypress as...

Promotion of Two Staff Members Announced at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Atlanta Motor Speedway President & General Manager Ed Clark has announced the promotion of two staff members at the Speedway. Brandon Hutchison has been promoted from Vice President of Events to the position of Assistant General Manager. An employee for the past 19 years at AMS, Hutchison’s duties will be expanded to include all aspects of the operation of Atlanta Motor Speedway...

Country Bob's Sauces & Seasonings Joins RCR Partner Lineup

Country Bob's, an all-purpose sauces and seasonings company, will serve as the primary sponsor for Brian Scott and Richard Childress Racing's No. 2 Chevrolet team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1.  In a partnership with Kroger, Country Bob's joins RCR for their first venture as a primary sponsor...
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