Friday, July 20, 2018

K&N Pro Series East at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

K&N Pro Series East at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

@NHMS #UnitedSS70 #KNEast

Since it’s opening race in 1990, New Hampshire Motor Speedway has long-served as one of the premier stages on the schedule for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship points leader Tyler Ankrum heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway coming off his second win of 2018.
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship points leader Tyler Ankrum.

This weekend is no different.

Racing will kick off today with the fifth running of the All-Star Shootout for the Whelen Modified Tour. The twenty-car, thirty-five-lap special event will serve as a precursor to Saturday’s Eastern Oil & Propane 100.

Saturday’s racing will be capped off with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in the United Site Services 70.

The ‘United Site Services 70’ is scheduled for seventy (70) laps on the 1.058 mile paved track for 74.06 miles.

Schedule

RACE United Site Services 70
PLACE New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.
DATE Saturday, July 21
TIME 6:45 p.m. ET
TELEVISION NBCSN, Wednesday, July 25 — 6 p.m. ET
TRACK LAYOUT 1.058-mile oval
2017 WINNER Todd Gilliland
2017 POLE Chase Purdy
EVENT SCHEDULE Friday — Garage opens: 12:30 p.m. ET; Practice: 4-4:30 p.m.; Final practice: 6-6:45 p.m.; Group qualifying: 7:05 p.m.
Saturday — Garage opens: 3 p.m. ET; United Site Services 70, 6:45 p.m.
TWITTER @NHMS
HASHTAG #UnitedSS70 #KNEast


Since NASCAR lowered the minimum age to compete in the touring series in 2007, the K&N Pro Series East event at New Hampshire has been a defining moment on the resume of a number of rising stars. Joey Logano (2007), Ryan Truex (2010), Max Gresham (2011), Kyle Larson (2012) and William Byron (2015) all won at the “Magic Mile” en route to their series titles.

The maximum starting field for this event is thirty-six cars; with only twenty-two names on the entry list – everyone will race.

Entry List

Nbr Driver Crew Chief
2 Ryan Vargas Matt Bucher
4 Ronnie Bassett, Jr. Daniel Johnson
4 Chase Cabre Tyler Green
6 Ruben Garcia, Jr. Steve Plattenberger
12 Harrison Burton Shane Huffman
14 Trey Hutchens Bobby Hutchens Jr.
15 Chase Cabre Tyler Green
16 Derek Kraus John Camilleri
17 Tyler Ankrum Seth Smith
18 Colin Garrett Clinton Cram
19 Hailie Deegan Kevin Reed
27 Sam Mayer Jerry Pitts
30 Tristan Van Wieringen Mark Rette
40 Anthony Alfredo Robert Huffman
44 Dillon Bassett Skip Eyler
54 Tyler Dippel Chris Lawson
55 Abraham Calderon TBA
59 Reid Lanpher Jeff Jefferson
71 Bill Hoff TBA
74 Brandon McReynolds Bruce Cook
82 Spencer Davis Matt Noyce
99 Cole Rouse Rob Dixon

Notes

Hailie Deegan #KNWest #KNEast
Hailie Deegan
  • • The Bill McAnally Racing trio of Kraus, Hailie Deegan and Cole Rouse are all entered for Saturday’s event. Deegan is coming off of her career best finish in K&N Pro Series competition as she finished second at Douglas County. Rouse sits fourth in K&N Pro West standings and finished second at New Smyrna in February.
  • • 15-year-old Sam Mayer will make his series debut at New Hampshire. The 2017 United States Legends National Champion will be driving for Jefferson-Pitts Racing.
  • • Current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers who have won the K&N Pro East race at New Hampshire include William Byron, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Corey LaJoie and Martin Truex, Jr. Past K&N Pro Series race winners at New Hampshire currently in the playoff field in their respective series include Cole Custer and Ryan Truex (NASCAR Xfinity Series) and Brett Moffitt and Justin Haley (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series).

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Chase Briscoe Is Having A Great Month

Chase Briscoe Is Having A Great Month

Topped Off By an Electrifying Last Lap Battle with Teammate for the #NCWTS Win

Chase Briscoe Is Having A Great Month

NASCAR Xfinity Series

On June 30th, in his first NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) start at Chicagoland Speedway, Chase Briscoe drove his Nutri Chomps Ford to a ninth-place finish scoring his first career NXS top-10 finish Saturday afternoon. Briscoe has competed in eight of the seventeen 2018 Xfinity races in the books.

“We really weren’t great at the beginning of the race,” Briscoe said. “We had a little track position in the beginning of the second stage. The yellow came out and everybody pitted and we decided to stay out because we knew we weren’t going to win the race as it was so we felt like we needed to do something. We were pretty good with 15 lap older tires and held our own and at the end it felt like we were a top-three car. We just didn’t have track position. I am proud of the guys. It was a hot weekend and to continue to work this hard and fight this hard all weekend long shows how hard these guys work.”

When the caution flag waved on lap 114, crew chief Mike Kelley made a strategy call to stay out to gain track position and save a set of tires for later in the 200-lap race. Briscoe led the field to green but gradually fell to cars with fresher tires. 

 Briscoe led the field to green but gradually fell to cars with fresher tires.


The Nutri Chomps Ford was really strong on the long runs allowing Briscoe to work his way just outside the top-10 before green flag pit-stops. After making his final pit-stop, Briscoe was running similar lap times as the leader with 20 laps remaining. The rookie was able to pick up four positions in the closing lap to earn his first career NXS top-10 finish.

MOWA Winged Sprint

Chase Briscoe prevailed in winning the MOWA Winged Sprint feature.
On July 14th, Chase Briscoe “mopped up” the competition after a 2 1/2 hour rain delay at Tri-State Speedway. The rains and lightning came at the scheduled start time in Haubstadt (6pm), but the skies cleared up and racing was not going to be denied at the 1/4 mile dirt track.

Briscoe prevailed in winning the MOWA Winged Sprint feature. The Mitchell, IN, driver finished ahead of Cory Bruns and Carson Short. Critter Malone was fourth and Justin Peck was next to round out the top five. The 3 MOWA heat races were victories for Carson Short, Kody Kinser, and Chase Briscoe.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series



Last night, on a rare Wednesday Night Truck Race on the dirt track of Eldora, Chase Briscoe won again.

With dirt slinging, doors banging and the checkered flag waving, Chase Briscoe edged ThorSport Racing teammate Grant Enfinger to earn his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) victory in the sixth annual race at the historic Eldora Speedway.

In a one-off race with ThorSport, Briscoe, on newer tires, took advantage of a Lap 145 restart to pass leader and Toyota Racing Development protΓ©gΓ© Logan Seavey, but the event’s final caution within three laps of the finish set the tone for the exciting finish in NASCAR overtime.

For Briscoe, a Ford Performance development driver, it was his second straight win after earning his first career victory last November in the Truck Series season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway with Brad Keselowski Racing.

"I know (Enfinger) is running for a championship and he's our teammate," said Briscoe. "I wasn’t going to wear him out. I wasn't going to just wreck him for the win. We rubbed, and I definitely let it float on the way to the wall and I'm sorry for that, it's not how I race. "I'm so thankful that Ford allowed me to do this race. I was begging them about three weeks ago to let me do it and it came together at the last minute. It's awesome to be in Victory Lane."



Eldora Gallery 

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The field does a four-wide military salute prior to the start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on July 18, 2018 in Rossburg, Ohio.
Ben Rhodes, driver of the #41 The Carolina Nut Co. Ford, takes the green flag to start the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on July 18, 2018 in Rossburg, Ohio.
Ben Rhodes, driver of the #41 The Carolina Nut Co. Ford, leads a pack of trucks during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on July 18, 2018 in Rossburg, Ohio.
General view during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on July 18, 2018 in Rossburg, Ohio.
Chase Briscoe, driver of the #27 Ford Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on July 18, 2018 in Rossburg, Ohio.
Chase Briscoe, driver of the #27 Ford Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on July 18, 2018 in Rossburg, Ohio.
Chase Briscoe, driver of the #27 Ford Ford, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on July 18, 2018 in Rossburg, Ohio.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Crafton, Moffitt, and Nemechek Explain Their #NCWTS Dirt Track Approach

Crafton, Moffitt, and Nemechek Explain Their #NCWTS Dirt Track Approach
In advance of the iconic NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway, three drivers discussed their strategy for competing on the half-mile dirt track.

Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Menards Ideal Door Ford for ThorSport Racing

Question: What's your strategy to come out going into this year's race?

MATT: I just stay out of trouble. I mean, just staying out of trouble and having something to work with at the end of the race. Last year we really got the first stage, got off a little bit on the adjustment on the second stage, and the last stage just put it all together and had something to race with at the end.


Brett Moffitt, driver of the No. 16 iRacing Toyota for Hattori Racing Enterprises

Question: What's going through your mind as you get ready to take on the dirt track at Eldora in pursuit of your fourth win this season?

BRETT: First of all, this is going to be a very new experience for me racing a truck at Eldora, and obviously I'm really excited about it. We had a new partner in iRacing come on board to sponsor the truck, and I've actually been using their cars as a way to get ready. I've raced a little bit of dirt in my past, but that was in a dirt modified, and I think racing a truck there is going to be completely different and a new learning experience. Always enjoyed watching the race. I'm going to go out and try to compete and hopefully take it to Victory Lane again.

John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet for NEMCO Motorsports

Question: How is the strategy different going into a dirt track race, and what's it going to take to win at Eldora?

JOHN HUNTER: A lot of drive off the corner. That place is slick. Hopefully the bottom and the top will slick off and the top will still have a cushion like it was last year. Had a lot of fun at Eldora last year. We ran top 3 most of the race, but it's one of those races that you kind of look forward to going to all year long. It's different in the sense of like a road course race, the Truck Series only has one road course and one dirt track compared to all oval stuff. It's a lot of fun, it's a little bit different, and takes you back to when you were running go-karts and mini-sprints back when we were younger.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Sixth Annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby

Sixth Annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby

NCWTS Race (150 Laps / 40-50-60, 75 Miles) Wednesday at 9 PM

Sixth Annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby


Eldora Speedway is a half-mile dirt racing facility located in western Ohio. The ‘Big E’ is owned by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, Tony Stewart. The Indiana native purchased Eldora from legendary promotor Earl Baltes in 2004. Baltes built Eldora in 1954 and had been the sole owner of the facility from day number one.

Eldora plays host to some of the largest dirt racing events in the country, including the Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and World 100 – all of which attract over 20,000 spectators on an annual basis.

Matt Crafton (#88-) won the Dirt Derby 150 at Eldora Speedway in 2017 after he took the lead with just sixteen laps remaining following a restart.
Matt Crafton (#88-) won the Dirt Derby 150 at Eldora Speedway in 2017 after he took the lead with just sixteen laps remaining following a restart.

Stewart Friesen, driver of the No. 52 Halmar International Chevrolet won pole.  He held on to the top spot following another caution flag and final restart with 10 laps remaining. It was Crafton's first race win of the season, his 14th of his career.

Stewart Friesen, driver of the No. 52 Halmar International Chevrolet won pole.  


Eldora Speedway 2018

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
UMP Modifieds
Eldora Stock Cars

Event Schedule
Tuesday, July 17

  • 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Broadcasting Set-Up
  • 3:00 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS Haulers Enter (Equipment Unload)
  • 4:00 PM 8:00 PM NASCAR Credentials Open
  • 4:30 PM Track Services Meeting
  • 5:00 PM 11:00 PM NCWTS Garage Open
  • 6:00 PM 6:30 PM ESC Track Prep
  • 6:00 PM NCWTS Rookie Meeting, Spotter Meeting, & Random Drawing
  • 6:30 PM Ump Practice
  • 7:05 PM 7:55 PM NCWTS 1st Practice
  • 8:00 PM ESC Track Prep
  • 8:15 PM Ump Heat Races (8 Laps)
  • 9:05 PM 9:55 PM NCWTS Final Practice
  • 10:20 PM Approx ESC Race (20 Laps)

Wednesday, July 18

  • 12:30 PM 9:00 PM NASCAR Credentials Open
  • 12:30 PM NCWTS Garage Opens
  • 2:30 PM 3:15 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
  • 2:45 PM Track Services Meeting
  • 4:00 PM NCWTS Driver / Crew Chief Meeting
  • 4:15 PM 4:30 PM Ump Practice
  • 4:35 PM NCWTS Qualifying (Single Vehicle / Two Laps)
  • 6:00 PM ESC Track Prep
  • 6:15 PM Approx Ump Race (20 Laps)
  • 7:00 PM NCWTS 1st Qualifying Race (10 Laps)
  • 7:09 PM NCWTS 2nd Qualifying Race (10 Laps)
  • 7:18 PM NCWTS 3rd Qualifying Race (10 Laps)
  • 7:27 PM NCWTS 4th Qualifying Race (10 Laps)
  • 7:36 PM NCWTS 5th Qualifying Race (10 Laps)
  • 7:55 PM ESC Race (20 Laps)
  • 8:15 PM NCWTS Last Chance Qualifying Race (15 Laps)
  • 8:40 PM NCWTS Driver Introductions
  • 9:00 PM NCWTS Race (150 Laps / 40-50-60, 75 Miles)



Track Info

Size:
One-Half Mile
Surface:
Clay
Configuration:
Oval
Banking:
Turns – 24 degrees / Straights – 8 degrees
Year Built:
1954
Seating:
Permanent – 17,782 / Hillside – unlimited
Parking:
Free in designated areas
Camping:
Pay lots and free lots
Concessions:
4 permanent stands


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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Furniture Row's Truex Jr. Wins in Kentucky

Furniture Row's Truex Jr. Wins in Kentucky

Picks Up Second Straight Jukebox

Driving a race car that ran like a thoroughbred at Kentucky Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. claimed his fourth victory of the season and his second straight at the 1.5-mile track.

Furniture Row's Truex Jr. Wins in Kentucky - #NASCAR


It was a perfect weekend for Truex in the Bluegrass state. He not only won the race, he qualified on the pole, won the first two stages and collected the seven maximum playoff bonus points. He remains third in both overall driver points and playoff points.

The NASCAR Cup Series victory was Truex’s 19th of his career (17 with Furniture Row Racing) and it was the Denver-based team’s 18 career win. And since taking over the crew chief duties for Furniture Row Racing in 2015, Cole Pearn has been atop the pit box for 17 wins.


Truex’s No. 78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota was dominant throughout the 267 lap race. He led five times for a race high of 174 laps, including the final 44. His margin of victory over Ryan Blaney was 1.9 seconds.

“It feels good,” said Truex about scoring his first victory at a mile and a half track this season. “You never know how these races are going to play out. You never know what is going to happen and we had such a strong Toyota tonight. They weren’t going to beat us.”

Truex and the No. 78 team kept patient all night even when the lead was lost when some teams opted for two tires instead of four.

“We just keep our heads down and don’t get too excited,” Truex stated. “We keep working on the race car and try to stay calm and not get ahead of ourselves. We had to make a lot of adjustments tonight on the car and had to battle back a few times after getting passed for the lead. But this Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota was amazing tonight.

“Thanks to everybody for their support and making all this possible – Toyota, TRD (Toyota Racing Development), Bass Pro Shops, 5-hour ENERGY, Furniture Row, Denver Mattress, Auto-Owners Insurance of course being our primary tonight and so many people that make this possible. I’m just the lucky guy who gets to drive the car. Pretty exciting night for us, and two in a row at a race track is pretty cool.”

In the last nine races, Truex has three wins, three runners-up and eight top fives.

Asked if he was ready to keep rolling Truex said, “Yeah, man, that’s the plan. Get our mile-and-a-half stuff figured out – we’re going to need it for the playoffs. It’s good to get this one under the hat and keep working for the playoffs.”

Finishing positions 3-10 went to: Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Erik Jones, Aric Almirola, Kyle Larson and Joey Logano.

The Quaker State 400 had four cautions for 22 laps and 14 lead changes among seven drivers.

The next NASCAR Cup Series race is Sunday July 22 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.


Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, leads the field past the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway on July 14, 2018 in Sparta, Kentucky.
Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, leads the field past the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway on July 14, 2018 in Sparta, Kentucky.
Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, leads the field past the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway on July 14, 2018 in Sparta, Kentucky.
Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, races during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway on July 14, 2018 in Sparta, Kentucky.
Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway on July 14, 2018 in Sparta, Kentucky.
Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway on July 14, 2018 in Sparta, Kentucky.
Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, poses in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway on July 14, 2018 in Sparta, Kentucky.
artin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, poses with the winner's decal in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway on July 14, 2018 in Sparta, Ky.
Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, celebrates winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway on July 14, 2018 in Sparta, Kentucky.


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