Thursday, January 19, 2017

KBM’s #NASCAR Truck #51 Program

KBM’s #NASCAR Truck #51 Program

Kyle Busch, Todd Gilliland, Myatt Snider, Harrison Burton Will Share the #51

Kyle Busch, Todd Gilliland, Myatt Snider, Harrison Burton Will Share the #51 #NASCAR


Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced that owner-driver Kyle Busch will compete in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2017. Busch’s No. 51 Tundra will carry primary sponsorship from Textron Aviation, an aircraft industry leader that provides its customers with the most versatile and comprehensive general aviation product portfolio in the world. KBM will promote Textron Aviation’s Cessna, Hawker and Beechcraft brands.

Busch ranks second on the Truck Series All-time win list with 46. The Las Vegas native has been victorious in a remarkable 34.6 percent (46/133) of his starts since debuting in NASCAR’s third division in 2001 and has finished first or second 52.67 (70/133) percent of the time. ‘Rowdy’ collected two wins and three top-five finishes across four Truck Series starts in 2016. His 170 all-time combined NASCAR national series wins rank second to NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty (200).

“We are very excited to have Textron Aviation and the Cessna, Hawker and Beechcraft brands as new partners for my five races in the Truck Series for 2017,” Busch said. “Textron Aviation’s commitment to multiple teams across multiple levels in NASCAR shows that they are a company that knows how to build successful programs and I’m looking forward to seeing our program take off at Atlanta.”





Kyle Busch, Todd Gilliland, Myatt Snider, Harrison Burton Will Share the #51 #NASCAR


The 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion Todd Gilliland will compete in four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2017 with primary sponsorship from Toyota – the world’s top automaker. Gilliland, who competed in seven Super Late Model races for KBM in 2016, will make his Truck Series debut behind the wheel of the No. 51 Toyota Tundra June 17 at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill.

The third-generation driver will also compete at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ont., Sept. 3, New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon Sept. 23 and Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway Nov. 10.

With six victories this year in the K&N Pro Series West, the 16-year-old matched three other drivers for the series record for most wins in a single season and also collected six poles, 11 top-five and 13 top-10 finishes en route to becoming the youngest champion in the history of any NASCAR national or touring series. The K&N West Series Rookie of the Year also competed in five K&N Pro Series East events in 2016, registering one win, one pole, three top-five and five top-10 finishes.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to race in the Truck Series for KBM next year and it wouldn’t be possible without the support of everyone at Toyota and TRD,” Gilliland said. “Moving up into the top levels of NASCAR is going to be a learning experience, but I know that I’m getting behind the wheel of fast Tundras and with the staff that they have in place at KBM and the knowledge that Kyle can pass along I’m going to learn a lot and continue to grow as a driver.”






Kyle Busch, Todd Gilliland, Myatt Snider, Harrison Burton Will Share the #51 #NASCAR


Myatt Snider will compete in eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2017 with primary sponsorship from Southeastern Mills and its Louisiana Hot Sauce brand. Snider will make his KBM debut behind the wheel of the No. 51 Louisiana Hot Sauce Tundra in the Truck Series season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Feb. 24.

The 22-year-old is also scheduled to compete at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth June 9 and Nov. 3, Kentucky Speedway in Sparta July 6, Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sept. 15, Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Sept. 30, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway Oct. 14 and Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway Nov. 17.

Snider put his name on the national motorsports map in May of 2016 when he led 35 laps en route to victory in his ARCA Racing Series debut at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway. The North Carolina native collected one win, 68 laps led, three top-five and five top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 13.8 across nine ARCA starts this season. He made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut for AM Racing at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway in November where he started 19th and finished on the lead lap in the 17th spot.

“I am so thankful to Kyle, Samantha and everyone at Toyota and TRD for this fantastic opportunity,” Snider said. “The chance to race in a Toyota with KBM equipment is something I’ve worked my whole career to have the opportunity to do. I cannot wait to learn from Kyle and my teammates. I want to soak up every bit of information I can. You can’t do better than KBM in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and to have Louisiana Hot Sauce on our truck only makes it better. I’ve been blessed with great equipment and people in my career. I’m so thankful to keep that going in 2017. I’m really excited about the races we are running. We will be racing at mile-and-a-half tracks or bigger. That will provide some great opportunities for me to learn and continually improve. I look forward to doing great things with the people at KBM.”







Kyle Busch, Todd Gilliland, Myatt Snider, Harrison Burton Will Share the #51 #NASCAR


Harrison Burton, sixteen years young, will compete in six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races behind the wheel of the No. 51 Tundra in 2017. Burton’s six-race schedule begins April 1 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and also includes Dover (Del.) International Speedway June 2, Iowa Speedway in Newton June 23, Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio July 19, Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Aug. 16 and Martinsville (Va.) Speedway Oct. 28.

The NASCAR Next product competed full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2016, earning one pole and a seventh-place finish in the final point standings as a rookie. Burton collected three Super Late Model victories this year, including a Southern Super Series victory at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla., and also earned a third-place finish in his ARCA Racing Series debut at Iowa Speedway in Newton.

“I honestly feel like I have hit the jackpot by signing with a championship-caliber team like Kyle Busch Motorsports,” Burton said. “”Having raced in Martinsville last season with KBM, I understand the strength of the team and have complete confidence that they can provide me with great race trucks while making my transition into the Truck series as smooth as possible.”






Kevin “Bono” Manion will guide the No. 51 Tundra team with drivers Harrison Burton, Kyle Busch, Todd Gilliland and Myatt Snider. Manion guided KBM’s No. 51 team to one win, one pole, four top-five and seven-top 10 finishes with four different drivers behind the wheel last year in his first season as a Truck Series crew chief.

Prior to joining KBM, the Massachusetts native collected five victories in 10 seasons atop the pit box in NASCAR’s premier series, including two marquee wins with Jamie McMurray in 2010; the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400. Before graduating into NASCAR’s top division, he guided Martin Truex Jr., to back-to-back NASCAR XFINITY Series titles in 2004 and 2005. In addition to his five Monster Energy Cup Series victories, Manion boasts 15 XFINITY Series wins; 13 with Truex Jr., and two with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Roush Fenway ‘Salutes’ Mark Martin’s Hall of Fame Career

Roush Fenway ‘Salutes’ Mark Martin’s Hall of Fame Career
Roush Fenway ‘Salutes’ Mark Martin’s Hall of Fame Career
For almost two decades there was no more formidable duo in NASCAR than Mark Martin and Jack Roush. This week Roush Fenway Racing will pay tribute to Martin’s Hall of Fame career by showcasing a variety of content covering Martin’s 19 seasons with the winningest organization in NASCAR history.

Martin, who will be officially inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday night, won 83 races across NASCAR’s top three National Series and finished runner-up in the Cup Series points standings on four different occasions (1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002), while helping Roush Fenway grow into one of the premier teams in NASCAR. Team owner Jack Roush will officially induct his first NASCAR driver into the Hall during the ceremony that will air live on NBCSN – Friday at 8 p.m. ET.

“The thing that always stood out about Mark was his unmatched drive to win,” said Roush. “Mark became one of the most driven and committed people I’ve ever seen. He put us on the map in NASCAR and certainly no one deserves this honor more. I’m very pleased with the part we played in the success that Mark was able to realize throughout his career and I’ll always be grateful for his determination to succeed and desire to win.”

Throughout the course of the NASCAR Hall of Fame week, fans will be treated to a variety of behind the scenes content, including photos, videos and giveaways that highlight Martin’s almost two-decade tenure at Roush Fenway.



Fans will even have a chance to win prizes including diecast replicas, team hats and an official Mark Martin firesuit. Visit www.roushfenway.com/salutetomark for more details.


Roush Fenway ‘Salutes’ Mark Martin’s Hall of Fame Career
Roush Fenway Racing is the winningest team in NASCAR history, fielding multiple teams in NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series competition. Moving into its 30th season, Roush Fenway is a leader in driver development, having launched the careers for many of the top drivers in the sport. 

Off-track, Roush Fenway is a leader in NASCAR marketing solutions, pioneering motorsport’s first team-focused TV show and producing multiple award-winning digital and experiential marketing campaigns. Roush Fenway is co-owned by Jack Roush, the winningest team owner in NASCAR history and Fenway Sports Group, parent company of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox and English Premier League’s Liverpool F.C. Visit RoushFenway.com, circle on Google+, become a fan on Facebook and Instagram and follow on Twitter at @roushfenway



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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Daniel Suárez's #NASCAR Dream Materializes

Daniel Suárez's #NASCAR Dream Materializes In his own Words

Daniel Suárez's #NASCAR Dream Materializes
NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs, left, talks about adding NASCAR driver
Daniel Suarez, right, to his team during a press conference at Joe Gibbs Racing
on January 11, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Bob Leverone/Getty Images)

After NASCAR Veteran Carl Edwards confirmed his plans to retire immediately, his successor shares his thoughts on being named to take over the No. 19 Camry.

"This is amazing. I wasn't expecting to be in this position right now. It's been an amazing time. This is hard to believe that I'm in this position. We started all this dream 10 years ago with NASCAR, and right now to be in this position, to be in this opportunity is just something amazing for me and for everyone that has been helping me, of course.

Daniel Suárez's #NASCAR Dream Materializes
I know that it won't be easy. We have a lot to work. I have a lot to learn. But I'm sure that it couldn't happen in a better situation with Dave Rogers and the entire 19 group. It's just an amazing team. I feel like it's just a perfect place to be for a rookie like me that is really hungry to learn and to go out there and to perform well.

Really, as well, I want to thank a lot of people that helped me to get to this point. My family, of course; Coach Gibbs and the entire Joe Gibbs Racing family, for trusting me years ago, a kid from M├ęxico, that barely was speaking English. Obviously my sponsors, ARRIS, Stanley, Subway, Interstate Batteries, Coca-Cola, and of course Toyota. I can't wait to drive that car, and that's sharp. That's just unbelievable. I wish I could take it to the street right now.

And as well, everyone in M├ęxico. Everyone in M├ęxico, they've been supporting me, not just right now, but when we started all this journey more than 10 years ago, it's been amazing, Jimmy Morales, Carlos Slim, Gustavo Arenas, the entire Sabates family, NASCAR for the amazing support through the Drive 4 Diversity program. It's been an amazing journey, and I can't wait for the future. Thank you very much, everyone."


Daniel Suárez's #NASCAR Dream Materializes
Daniel Suarez, driver of the #19 Interstate Batteries Toyota, celebrates in Victory
Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive Sober 200 at Dover
International Speedway on October 2, 2016 in Dover, Delaware.
(Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Image)

 

By The Numbers - Daniel Suárez's NASCAR National Series Career

First NASCAR national series start was at Richmond International Raceway on April 25, 2014 driving for car owner Joe Gibbs in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Suárez started the race 12th and finished 19th in his NASCAR national series debut.

  • 1 – Number of NASCAR XFINITY Series championships (2016)
  • 1 – Number of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series wins
  • 3 – Number of NASCAR XFINITY Series wins – all last season
  • 6 – Number of NASCAR XFINITY Series career Coors Light poles
  • 10 – Number of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career top-five finishes
  • 25 – Number of years old; Su├írez is 25 years, 0 months and 4 days old on January 11, 2017
  • 27 – Number of NASCAR XFINITY Series career top-five finishes
  • 27 – Number of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career starts
  • 45 – Number of NASCAR XFINITY Series career top-10 finishes
  • 68 – Number of NASCAR XFINITY Series career starts
  • 95 – Number of NASCAR national series career starts
  • 263 – Number of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career laps led
  • 430 – Number of NASCAR XFINITY Series career laps led
  • 4,255 – Number of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career laps completed
  • 11,868 – Number of NASCAR XFINITY Series career laps completed


Additional Career Highlights

  • • Daniel Su├írez won his first NASCAR XFINITY Series championship in 2016; becoming the 27th different driver to win the title.
  • • Daniel Su├írez is the first Latin American driver to win a NASCAR national series championship.
  • • Su├írez won the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to claim the 2016 series title in the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase.
  • • Su├írez made 33 starts this season, posting three wins, 19 top fives and 27 top 10s and three Coors Light poles during his championship season.
  • • Su├írez has become the first graduate of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program to win a NASCAR XFINITY Series championship.

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  4. Inaugural #NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase Culminates In Miami 
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Monday, January 16, 2017

#NASCAR MENCS Tire Test Started In Las Vegas

#NASCAR MENCS Tire Test Started In Las Vegas

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Goodyear Tire Test At Las Vegas Motor Speedway on January 11th and 12th. 

 

#NASCAR MENCS Tire Test Stated In Las Vegas

 

NASCAR MENCS Drivers, Jamie McMurray (Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates No. 1 Chevrolet), Chase Elliott (Hendrick Motorsports No. 24 Chevrolet), Joey Logano (Team Penske No. 22 Ford) and Matt Kenseth (Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 Toyota) participated in the season's first Goodyear tire test on January 10-11 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

"It's fun to come out and test, and I like coming to Vegas," said Matt Kenseth, the Kobalt 400 champion in 2003, 2004 and 2013. "It seems like everything has slowed down (on the track), which makes for better racing. I've always liked the race track, have had some good runs here and had some wins here. "It's a fun race track, a fun town and always a good environment, so I enjoy racing here."

Las Vegas, a 1.5-mile tri-oval, will host the season's third points race, the Kobalt 400, Sunday, March 12 (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).



The test at the 1.5-mile track is the first of seven Goodyear has scheduled at this point, with six specifically for the Cup Series.

  1. – Las Vegas Motor Speedway: Jan. 10-11
  2. – Michigan International Speedway: April 4-5
  3. – Indianapolis Motor Speedway: April 25-26
  4. – Kentucky Speedway: May 9-10
  5. – Eldora Speedway (Trucks): May 15-16
  6. – Chicagoland Speedway: June 6-7
  7. – Atlanta Motor Speedway: Aug. 8-9

#NASCAR MENCS Tire Test Stated In Las Vegas

Chase Elliott got a lot out of the two-day session. "It's felt really good to get back going again," said Elliott, the 2016 NASCAR Rookie of the Year. "The time that passes between the last race and the first time you get back in a car seems like a long time. So, it's good to get back in, get acclimated and try to sharpen up your skills.
"This is a good place to do it, and it's similar to a lot of tracks we'll go to this season, so it's helpful in a lot of ways. Goodyear has been really good with how they've approached the test, and of all the tests I've done with them, this is as aggressive as I've seen them with making changes and trying new things with the tire. I think that's encouraging, and I hope they can take the data and try to help us provide some better racing down the road."


#NASCAR MENCS Tire Test Started In Las Vegas

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Christopher Bell Wins the 2017 Chili Bowl

Christopher Bell Wins the 2017 Chili Bowl

Bell Becomes Second Native Oklahoma to Win in Race’s 31 Year History

Starting from the outside of the front row, Bell stayed near the front of the field for much of the fifty-five laps to capture the prestigious Golden Driller trophy.

“You know, I’ve been in this position before,” Bell said. “I think this is the third time I’ve started on the front row and I would run into trouble because I was pushing too hard.

Pole sitter Justin Grant led the first 25 laps in the Clauson-Marshal No. 39BC (in memory of 2014 Chili Bowl champion, the late Bryan Clauson). But from that point on, it was Bell’s race.

“I’m speechless right now,” Bell told ChiliBowl.com. “I’ve been coming to this building for so long trying to win one of these things, and I thought I was really close to one at the Shootout a couple weeks ago, but we had a lot of bad luck but I’ll trade all that bad luck in for this Driller right here. This means the world to me.” 


 

RESULTS:

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
Tulsa Expo Raceway – Tulsa, Okla.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Lucas Oil/General Tire Championship Night
Event Count: 365 (New Record)

A-FEATURE (car number, driver name, starting position):
A Feature (55 Laps):
  1. 71W-Christopher Bell [2]
  2. 21-Daryn Pittman [8]
  3. 39BC-Justin Grant [1]
  4. 67-Tanner Thorson [20]
  5. 68W-Jake Swanson [5]
  6. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [3]
  7. 5D-Zach Daum [11]
  8. 5-Jerry Coons Jr. [15]
  9. 68-Ronnie Gardner [9]
  10. 71G-Damion Gardner [16]
  11. 97-Rico Abreu [25]
  12. 31-Travis Berryhill [4]
  13. 99W-Larry Wight [7]
  14. 25C-C.J. Leary [10]
  15. 17W-Shane Golobic [13]
  16. 17BC-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. [14]
  17. 91T-Tyler Thomas [18]
  18. 35F-Michael Faccinto [23]
  19. 51X-Colby Copeland [12]
  20. (DNF) 8J-Jonathan Beason[19];
  21. (DNF) 47-Danny Stratton[6];
  22. (DNF) 5CB-Chase Briscoe[22];
  23. (DNF) 1R-Thomas Meseraull [21];
  24. (DNF) 5X-Justin Peck [24];
  25. (DNF) 05T-Gary Taylor [17].
Although there were six NASCAR drivers entered in the record 365-driver overall Chili Bowl field, only two made the championship race: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who finished 16th, and K&N Pro Series driver Chase Briscoe, who finished 22nd (DNF).

Other NASCAR drivers Kyle Larson, J.J. Yeley and Justin Allgaier fell short in their efforts to reach the main event.




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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Claims a New Event High Driver Count

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Claims a New Event High Driver Count

Can Rico Abreau become the Winner for the Third Year In a Row?


Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Claims a New Event High Driver CountThe final day of qualifying for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire was one filled with emotion as California's Justin Grant found Victory Lane for the first time in Preliminary Night competition; and did it in a Clauson-Marshall mount one year after Bryan Clauson took his final checkered flag atop the clay of the Tulsa Expo Raceway. 


"No, I can't even try," said Grant of putting the win into words. "But I'm not going to say I'm carrying on (Bryan Clauson's) legacy at all. That would be not even a chance. He was incredible. He was such a big deal. I guess we didn't really appreciate how big of a deal he was until we lost him. It's incredible to see how many people are behind him and behind that. It is a lot pressure." Making three first time winners in four nights of racing, Grant was the class of the field with all 25 laps of the Vacuworx Night feature credited to his torrid pace.

Can Rico Abreau become the Winner for the Third Year In a Row?

 
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Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
Tulsa Expo Raceway - Tulsa, Okla.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Lucas Oil/General Tire Championship Night


Event Count: 365 (New Record)

 

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Claims a New Event High Driver Count

 

A-Feature:

A Feature: Lineup
55 laps
Start-Driver-Car

  • 1-Justin Grant-39BC
  • 2-Christopher Bell-71W
  • 3-Tyler Courtney-7BC
  • 4-Travis Berryhill-31
  • 5-Jake Swanson-68W
  • 6-Danny Stratton-47
  • 7-Larry Wight-99W
  • 8-Daryn Pittman-21
  • 9-Ronnie Gardner-68
  • 10-C.J. Leary-25C
  • 11-Zach Daum-5D
  • 12-Colby Copeland-51X

B-Features: Top 6 advance to the A-Feature

B Feature 1: Lineup
20 laps
Start-Driver-Car

  • 1-Shane Golobic-17W
  • 2-Gary Taylor-05T
  • 3-Michael Faccinto-35F
  • 4-Jonathan Beason-8J
  • 5-Tracy Hines-24
  • 6-Ryan Robinson-71
  • 7-D.J. Netto-3C
  • 8-Tom Harris-4H
  • 9-Jerry Coons Jr-5
  • 10-Donny Schatz-15
  • 11-Tim McCreadie-47X
  • 12-Matt Sherrell-35
  • 13-Gage Walker-7XX
  • 14-Brent Beauchamp-2A

B Feature 2: Lineup
20 laps
Start-Driver-Car

  • 1-Ricky Stenhouse Jr-17BC
  • 2-Alex Bright-77
  • 3-Andrew Deal-15D
  • 4-Tyler Thomas-91T
  • 5-Damion Gardner-71G
  • 6-Chase Briscoe-5CB
  • 7-Jason Johnson-41
  • 8-Sammy Swindell-1
  • 9-Dave Darland-11AG
  • 10-Steven Shebester-82M
  • 11-Justin Peck-5X
  • 12-Casey Shuman-32
  • 13-Cody Lampe-2J
  • 14-Joey Saldana-17

C-Features: Top 6 advance to the corresponding B-Feature

C Feature 1: Lineup
15 laps
Start-Driver-Car

  • 1-Ryan Smith-55X
  • 2-Parker Price-Miller-9P
  • 3-Jac Haudenschild-73X
  • 4-Aaron Reutzel-5H
  • 5-Robby Josett-2
  • 6-Paul McMahan-4P
  • 7-Chad Boat-84X
  • 8-R.J. Johnson-51J
  • 9-Tanner Berryhill-17B
  • 10-Brenden Bright-92
  • 11-Chris Cochran-14K
  • 12-Kevin Thomas Jr-66
  • 13-Justin Allgaier-7A
  • 14-Trey Marcham-32T

C Feature 2: Lineup
15 laps
Start-Driver-Car

  • 1-Cory Kruseman-21K
  • 2-Michael Pickens-25MP
  • 3-Cory Elliott-11E
  • 4-Dylan Westbrook-47W
  • 5-Tanner Thorson-67
  • 6-Brad Loyet-5
  • 7-Bricen James-45X
  • 8-David Gravel-5E
  • 9-Alex Schutte-17R
  • 10-Spencer Bayston-97K
  • 11-Coleman Gulick-14C
  • 12-Danny Sheridan-51S
  • 13-Anton Hernandez-25H
  • 14-Ryan Greth-4R

D-Features: Top 6 advance to the corresponding C-Feature

D Feature 1: Lineup
15 laps
Start-Driver-Car

  • 1-Thomas Meseraull-1R
  • 2-Colten Cottle-5C
  • 3-Nick Knepper-37
  • 4-Mike Hess-3H
  • 5-Hunter Schuerenberg-51F
  • 6-A.J. Fike-69
  • 7-Ace McCarthy-28A
  • 8-Kyle Larson-71K
  • 9-Davey Ray-2T
  • 10-Kevin Bayer-91K
  • 11-J.J. Yeley-1ST
  • 12-Tony Bruce Jr-18
  • 13-Grady Chandler-00C
  • 14-Andrew Felker-11A

D Feature 2: Lineup

15 laps
Start-Driver-Car

  • 1-Holly Shelton-67K
  • 2-Wesley Smith-44X
  • 3-Sam Hafertepe Jr-15H
  • 4-Danny Faria Jr-11D
  • 5-Steve Buckwalter-05B
  • 6-Nick Wean-78
  • 7-Josh Most-92M
  • 8-Daniel Adler-50
  • 9-Brody Roa-51R
  • 10-Matt Westfall-14W
  • 11-Brady Bacon-76M
  • 12-Blake Hahn-52
  • 13-Tucker Klaasmeyer-27
  • 14-Blake Edwards-17E

E-Features: Top 4 advance to the corresponding D-Feature

E Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 6K-Josh Lakatos[1]; 2. 4J-Tim Crawley[2]; 3. 2ND-Jeb Sessums[4]; 4. 57J-Jake Bubak[8]; 5. 32D-Danny Jennings[6]; 6. 29A-Anthony Nocella[5]; 7. 75-Johnny Herrera[7]; 8. 57C-Chad Boespflug[13]; 9. 24F-Hunter Fischer[14]; 10. 99P-Dillon Welch[15]; 11. 45W-Brandon Waelti[3]; 12. 2X-Logan Seavey[11]; 13. 7-Shannon McQueen[10]; 14. 2S-Travis Scott[16]; 15. 44-Don Droud Jr[9]; 16. (DNF) 37T-Seth Bergman[12]

E Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 8K-Frank Flud[5]; 2. 118-Scott Evans[4]; 3. 71X-Shane Cottle[1]; 4. 3N-Jake Neuman[2]; 5. 29S-Timmy Buckwalter[3]; 6. 91M-Chase Majdic[15]; 7. 12-Chris Sheil[7]; 8. 77U-Chris Urish[8]; 9. 11J-Justin Melton[12]; 10. 88-Chad Wheeler[10]; 11. 3E-Geoff Ensign[11]; 12. 7MF-Chance Morton[13]; 13. 37B-Terry Babb[16]; 14. 8C-John Carney II[14]; 15. (DNF) 8GQ-Jimi-Ray Quin[6]; 16. (DNF) 05X-Stevie Sussex III[9]

F-Features: Top 4 advance to the corresponding E-Feature

F Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 57C-Chad Boespflug[2]; 2. 24F-Hunter Fischer[1]; 3. 99P-Dillon Welch[4]; 4. 2S-Travis Scott[8]; 5. 14R-Jody Rosenboom[16]; 6. 7M-Kevin Ramey[7]; 7. 33K-Kyle Offill[12]; 8. 20A-Shon Deskins[5]; 9. 95-Chris Andrews[13]; 10. 12W-Billy Wease[10]; 11. 17D-Alex DeCamp[3]; 12. (DNF) 57K-Kevin Studley[15]; 13. (DNF) 87-Ryan Bernal[14]; 14. (DNF) 97-Rico Abreu[11]; 15. (DNF) 38-Kody Swanson[9]; 16. (DNF) 24S-Landon Simon[6]

F Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 7MF-Chance Morton[1]; 2. 8C-John Carney II[2]; 3. 91M-Chase Majdic[9]; 4. 37B-Terry Babb[3]; 5. 25-Chase Stockon[7]; 6. 9-Matt Moore[5]; 7. 2-Ryan Hall[12]; 8. D33-Joey Moughan[6]; 9. 87JR-Troy Rutherford[10]; 10. 55D-Nick Drake[11]; 11. 76Z-Zane Lawrence[16]; 12. 4D-Robert Dalby[15]; 13. 9D-Mack DeMan[14]; 14. 37X-Jake Blackhurst[13]; 15. 71R-Nick Chivello[8]; 16. (DNF) 67F-Kyle O'Gara[4]

G-Features: Top 4 advance to the corresponding F-Feature

G Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 95-Chris Andrews[6]; 2. 87-Ryan Bernal[13]; 3. 57K-Kevin Studley[1]; 4. 14R-Jody Rosenboom[3]; 5. 8M-Kade Morton[7]; 6. 8-Alex Sewell[14]; 7. 3CC-Raven Culp[12]; 8. 71.5-Robert Bell[2]; 9. 7Z-David Gough[9]; 10. 1PW-Paul White[16]; 11. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[15]; 12. 9A-Jason Walls[10]; 13. 17K-Michael Koontz[8]; 14. 91S-Klint Simpson[4]; 15. (DNF) 01-Sheldon Haudenschild[5]; 16. (DNF) 9C-Cory Turner[11]

G Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 37X-Jake Blackhurst[1]; 2. 9D-Mack DeMan[12]; 3. 4D-Robert Dalby[3]; 4. 76Z-Zane Lawrence[5]; 5. 98-Clinton Boyles[2]; 6. 3J-Josh Baughman[13]; 7. 10J-John Hunt[6]; 8. 85-Matt Johnson[7]; 9. 99K-Korey Weyant[11]; 10. 13-Glen Saville[4]; 11. 22A-Andy Malpocker[15]; 12. 68F-Tyler Seavey[9]; 13. 91A-Chris Andrews[14]; 14. 80-Josh Hawkins[10]; 15. 10B-Rick Shuman[16]; 16. (DNF) 46-Kenney Johnson[8]

H-Features: Top 4 advance to the corresponding G-Feature

H Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Ryan Bernal[4]; 2. 8-Alex Sewell[5]; 3. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[2]; 4. 1PW-Paul White[10]; 5. 0A-Aaron Schuck[8]; 6. 0G-Glenn Styres[3]; 7. 0R-Holly Porter[1]; 8. 77K-Kevin Olson[9]; 9. 71D-Domain Ramsay[6]; 10. 75D-Lee Dakus[7]; 11. 27S-Andy Shouse[12]; 12. (DNF) 7JR-JD Black[11]; (DNS) 22H-John Heydenreich; (DNS) 83S-Shane Weeks; (DNS) 73-Jason McDougal; (DNS) 6-Bill Rose

H Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 3J-Josh Baughman[1]; 2. 91A-Chris Andrews[4]; 3. 22A-Andy Malpocker[13]; 4. 10B-Rick Shuman[6]; 5. 93K-Riley Kreisel[12]; 6. 1T-Tony Roney[7]; 7. 45J-C.J. Johnson[14]; 8. 22-Chase Jones[3]; 9. 57D-Daniel Robinson[11]; 10. 15T-Tony Rossi[9]; 11. 15X-Mason Moore[10]; 12. GO-Shane Cockrum[2]; 13. 321-Chad Winfrey[5]; 14. (DNF) 9$-Kyle Clark[8]; (DNS) 5F-Danny Frye III; (DNS) 2AG-Rickie Gaunt

I-Features: Top 4 advancing to the corresponding H-Feature

I Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 77K-Kevin Olson[4]; 2. 1PW-Paul White[12]; 3. 7JR-JD Black[1]; 4. 27S-Andy Shouse[2]; 5. 122Q-David Prickett[9]; 6. 87F-Sean McClelland[10]; 7. 7D-Michelle Decker[16]; 8. 91-Jeff Stasa[11]; 9. 25P-Dylan Peterson[8]; 10. 10GW-George White[14]; 11. 71WG-Weston Gorham[15]; 12. 12K-Zac Taylor[3]; 13. 2W-Wyatt Burks[5]; 14. 101-Chuck McGillivray[13]; 15. (DNF) 16C-David Camfield III[7]; 16. (DNF) 1P-Terry Nichols[6]

I Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 57D-Daniel Robinson[3]; 2. 93K-Riley Kreisel[5]; 3. 22A-Andy Malpocker[2]; 4. 45J-C.J. Johnson[4]; 5. 11-Katlynn Leer[11]; 6. 53-Brett Wilson[9]; 7. 57-Maria Cofer[13]; 8. 25S-Alex Schriever[6]; 9. 13JR-Koty Adams[8]; 10. 17G-Dustin Golobic[16]; 11. 11C-Chett Gehrke[10]; 12. 7X-John Ivy[15]; 13. 14E-David McIntosh[7]; 14. 7AU-Lee Redmond[14]; 15. (DNF) 5BB-Bobby Brewer[12]; 16. (DNF) 87C-David Camfield Jr[1]

Kevin Studley J-Features: Top 4 advance to the corresponding I-Feature.

J Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 101-Chuck McGillivray[2]; 2. 10GW-George White[1]; 3. 71WG-Weston Gorham[4]; 4. 7D-Michelle Decker[5]; 5. 29J-Logan Jarrett[13]; 6. 59E-Dex Eaton[10]; 7. 10K-Billy Lawless[11]; 8. 22M-Taylor Courtney[9]; 9. 23-Jimmy Light[16]; 10. 77D-Dean Drake Jr[8]; 11. 22B-Troy Betts[14]; 12. 77J-John Klabunde[3]; 13. 59-Austin Shores[7]; 14. (DNF) 33C-Carson McCarl[15]; 15. (DNF) 89-Nick Bailey[6]; 16. (DNF) 16K-Chris Dyson[12]

J Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 57-Maria Cofer[1]; 2. 7AU-Lee Redmond[4]; 3. 7X-John Ivy[7]; 4. 17G-Dustin Golobic[8]; 5. 4M-J.J. Ercse[3]; 6. 3F-Davey (D.J.) Hamilton Jr.[6]; 7. 92L-Austin Lambert[12]; 8. 10W-Kyle Simon[9]; 9. 4-Austin Nemire[11]; 10. 19P-Levi Curry[13]; 11. 2K-Kyle Jones[15]; 12. 2M-Austin Odell[16]; 13. 926-Morgan Frewaldt[14]; 14. (DNF) 06-Andy Baugh[10]; 15. (DNF) 11Y-Travis Young[5]; 16. (DNF) 4F-Chad Frewaldt[2]

K-Features: Top 4 advance to the corresponding J-Feature

K Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 29J-Logan Jarrett[1]; 2. 22B-Troy Betts[5]; 3. 33C-Carson McCarl[7]; 4. 23-Jimmy Light[9]; 5. 79-Blake Nimee[14]; 6. 49JR-Austen Figueroa[13]; 7. 00-Tristan Lee[2]; 8. 9U-Doug McCune[8]; 9. 83G-Matt Gilbert[6]; 10. 20X-Noah Harris[16]; 11. 11F-Floyd Alvis[12]; 12. 3-Jake Neal[4]; 13. (DNF) 7J-Shawn Jackson[3]; 14. (DNF) 83-Kurt Blackaby[10]; 15. (DNF) 50T-Tony DiMattia[11]; 16. (DNF) 14-Sean Watts[15]

K Feature 2 (4 Laps): 1. 19P-Levi Curry[1]; 2. 926-Morgan Frewaldt[3]; 3. 2K-Kyle Jones[15]; 4. 2M-Austin Odell[4]; 5. 27Z-Zane Hendricks[10]; 6. 96CM-Brett Becker[6]; 7. 84-Shaun Shapel[16]; 8. 4B-Shane Sellers[2]; 9. 5W-Chris Windom[11]; 10. 7T-Tristan Oakes[5]; 11. A23-Barrie Valentino[7]; 12. 74-Zach Merritt[8]; 13. 1K-Brayton Lynch[12]; 14. 56X-Mark Chisholm[9]; 15. (DNF) 88T-Tyler Nelson[13]; 16. (DNF) 28-Kory Schudy[14]...Race met the 10 min. time limit.

L-Features : Top 4 advance to corresponding K-Feature

L Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 49JR-Austen Figueroa[1]; 2. 79-Blake Nimee[2]; 3. 14-Sean Watts[3]; 4. 20X-Noah Harris[8]; 5. 21T-Ty Hulsey[14]; 6. 35T-Tyler Robbins[12]; 7. 29-Derek Childs[5]; 8. 19W-Matt Streeter[11]; 9. 93L-Trey Lambert[13]; 10. 7B-Brian Peterson[7]; 11. 72-Cameron Hagin[6]; 12. 99-Colton Heath[9]; 13. 16-Ryan Ruhl[10]; 14. (DNF) 96-Cody Brewer[4]; (DNS) 7AB-Austin Brown; (DNS) 27B-A.J. Burns

L Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 88T-Tyler Nelson[3]; 2. 28-Kory Schudy[6]; 3. 2K-Kyle Jones[9]; 4. 84-Shaun Shapel[1]; 5. 49-Jonathan Davenport[10]; 6. 88W-Dustin Weland[12]; 7. 6A-Ray Seach[13]; 8. 15L-Ashley Hazelton[2]; 9. 3T-Tim Barber[7]; 10. 2L-Joshua Shaw[5]; 11. 17Z-Zac Moody[11]; 12. 12R-Brian Rieck[8]; 13. 7W-Scott Walton[4]; (DNS) 7S-Pat Schudy; (DNS) 93-Dustin Morgan; (DNS) 0-Johnny Murdock

M-Features: Top 4 advance to corresponding L-Feature

M Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 19W-Matt Streeter[1]; 2. 35T-Tyler Robbins[3]; 3. 93L-Trey Lambert[2]; 4. 21T-Ty Hulsey[4]; 5. 7U-Joe B. Miller[13]; 6. 5GS-Garrett Stout[6]; 7. 10C-Dalton Camfield[9]; 8. 56V-Matt Veatch[12]; 9. 7CH-Brandon Matus[8]; 10. 7F-Roy Larkin[7]; 11. 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr[5]; 12. 21H-Harlan Hulsey[16]; 13. 23A-Hannah Adair[11]; 14. 86-Mark Lowrey[14]; 15. 03-Shayle Bade[15]; 16. 9M-Cory Mallo[10]

M Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 17Z-Zac Moody[3]; 3. 88W-Dustin Weland[4]; 4. 6A-Ray Seach[12]; 5. 21M-Michelle Melton[7]; 6. 05J-Curtis Jones[9]; 7. 13SR-Marcus Thomas[13]; 8. 2J-Cody Lampe[2]; 9. 51A-Ryan Jamison[15]; 10. 21R-Ryan Truitt[10]; 11. 44H-Colton Hardy[14]; 12. 88S-Scottie McDonald[16]; 13. 76J-Davey Jones[8]; 14. (DNF) 31E-Evan Sewell[5]; 15. (DNF) 3B-Austin Blair[11]; 16. (DNF) 37F-Tim Kent[6]

N-Features: Top 4 advance to corresponding M-Feature

N Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 7U-Joe B. Miller[9]; 2. 86-Mark Lowrey[1]; 3. 03-Shayle Bade[3]; 4. 21H-Harlan Hulsey[2]; 5. 20-Tadd Holliman[10]; 6. 35L-Cody Ledger[13]; 7. 75X-Ken Hanson[12]; 8. 42-Dean Franklin[7]; 9. 74J-Jamie Speers[4]; 10. 7G-Justin Gonzales[5]; 11. 43H-Reece Shelton[8]; 12. (DNF) 17O-Mike Wheeler[11]; 13. (DNF) 7SS-Wade Seiler[6]; (DNS) 6B-Brad Kraus; (DNS) 56B-Tyler Brehm; (DNS) 77C-Kevin Schawitsch

N Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 13SR-Marcus Thomas[1]; 2. 44H-Colton Hardy[3]; 3. 51A-Ryan Jamison[2]; 4. 88S-Scottie McDonald[7]; 5. D6-Dakota Gaines[10]; 6. 14I-Isaac Schreurs[4]; 7. 30T-Larry Bratti[9]; 8. 19-Randy Woodside[12]; 9. 17KT-Ryan Secrest[6]; 10. 44D-Philip Dietz[5]; 11. 3D-Dustin Gilbert[13]; 12. 15S-Gavin Stout[11]; 13. (DNF) 55-Tom Everhart[14]; 14. (DNF) 7RS-Merril Lamb[8]; (DNS) 41T-Brad Thompson; (DNS) 5T-Matt Stewart

O-Features: Top 4 advance to corresponding M-Feature

O Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 20-Tadd Holliman[2]; 2. 17O-Mike Wheeler[3]; 3. 75X-Ken Hanson[1]; 4. 35L-Cody Ledger[6]; 5. 27MK-Kyle Keeler[8]; 6. 87H-Colby Hughes[5]; 7. 92P-Jacob Park[9]; 8. 0B-Ross Wece[7]; (DNS) 5J-Jeff Crook; (DNS) 10X-Tom Doherty; (DNS) 10-Lance Bennett; (DNS) 22X-Payton Williams; (DNS) 14H-Harley Hollan; (DNS) 47JR-Ron Bach; (DNS) 2R-Matt Rossi

O Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 15S-Gavin Stout[2]; 2. 55-Tom Everhart[1]; 3. 3D-Dustin Gilbert[3]; 4. 5T-Matt Stewart[5]; 5. 17C-Devin Camfield[8]; 6. 69B-Bryan Debrick[4]; 7. 777-Bailey Huges[9]; 8. 6S-Michael (Mike) Snider[7]; (DNS) 48M-Rick Murcko; (DNS) 22E-David Stephenson; (DNS) 11R-Shane Watts; (DNS) 69J-Earl McDoulett Jr; (DNS) 45A-Jesse Colwell; (DNS) 98J-Bill Jackson



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2016 Chili Bowl 55-Lap A-Main | January 16th, 2016

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K&N Pro Series East Champion Justin Haley to Join GMS Racing in 2017

<strong>K&N Pro Series East Champion Justin Haley to Join GMS Racing in 2017</strong><title></p> Kevin Bellicourt Signs-On to Lead No. 24 Chevrolet Silverado Team

K&N Pro Series East Champion Justin Haley to Join GMS Racing in 2017


Two wins, 13 top-five finishes and 14 top-10 results in just 14 races. That is what it took for Justin Haley to claim the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) Championship. He announced that he will be taking the next step in his career by joining GMS Racing for the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season.

K&N Pro Series East Champion Justin Haley to Join GMS Racing in 2017

Haley, who has competed in a total of six NCWTS races over the past two seasons with one top-10 finish, will pilot the No. 24 Chevrolet Silverado beginning at Martinsville Speedway. Haley’s rookie season will be directed by second-year crew chief Kevin Bellicourt.

“I’m so excited and thankful for this opportunity with GMS Racing. The past few years in K&N has been an effort to get to the next step in my career and I don’t think we could have done any better than joining GMS, especially at this point in time,” expressed Haley. “Everyone knows what they’ve been able to accomplish over the last year and it’s that type of consistency and drive that every driver wants to see when making a decision like this. Kevin Bellicourt coming on for 2017 is one of the most exciting parts of this deal. He’s had a lot of success with young drivers and I can’t wait to see what we’re able to accomplish.”

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The Indiana native began his racing career in 2008, at the age of nine years old. He has earned wins in quarter midgets, micro sprints, the CRA Late Model Sportsman Series, JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, ARCA Racing Series, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.

In 2015, Haley completed his first full-time season in the NKNPSE with six top-five and 10 top-10 finishes, and a ranking of sixth in the point standings. He followed that up in 2016 by earning his first NKNPSE win at Greenville-Pickens Speedway after starting from the second position and his second victory at Columbus Motor Speedway where he started from the pole position. With only one finish outside of the top five and no result worse than ninth, Haley claimed the NKNPSE title by a 22-point margin.

Bellicourt joins GMS after completing his first year as a NCWTS crew chief with ThorSport Racing and driver Ben Rhodes, earning two top-five and five top-10 finishes. He also earned the 2015 NKNPSE Championship with driver William Byron.

“There are a lot of great things happening at GMS Racing,” said Bellicourt. “It’s one thing to watch the progress and success from a distance, but to now be a part of what is coming together is a completely different experience and I’m thankful for chance to be here. Justin is a great driver, who has had a lot of success fast, but he has handled it like a driver who has been doing this for years. I’m excited to see what he’s able to do once we get him in the No. 24.”




Bellicourt and Haley join a GMS Racing team that garnered six wins with four different drivers last season, as well as the 2016 NCWTS Championship with veteran driver Johnny Sauter. Haley will unite with Sauter and 17-year-old Kaz Grala, who returns to the team after competing in nine NCWTS races in 2016. Haley and Grala will both compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in 2017.

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