Monday, August 31, 2009

LIVE Interview With NASCAR Camping World Series
West Driver Moses Smith


NASCAR Camping World Series WEST Driver Moses Smith will be at Racing News Digest LIVE on September 1st 2009 at 8 pm EST for an interview and interaction with all race fans!

This will be the first time I have done anything like this and I believe it may be a first for Moses as well, so we will see how it all goes. But, the point of this is to interview Moses Smith and allow fans/readers to ask questions as well. So your interaction will be moderated but more than welcome. I can not see why all questions from all readers won’t be asked of Moses unless we possibly run out of time.

I will have a post up the night of the interview on Racing News Digest’s home page. So just visit the home page Tuesday night and you should see the interview going on!

Moses Smith drives the #16 Hasa Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota in the Camping World Series WEST division. He has a career 35 starts in that series with 7 top 5 and 21 top 10 finishes. He has a solid career average finishing position of 11.67.

This year Moses has 11 starts (out of 11 possible), 4 top 5’s and 8 top ten finishes and and average finishing position of 9.73. Moses is sitting 6th in the points standings.

Moses is also one of the drivers you should be voting for in the favorite drivers contest that is taking place. Simply click here – and place your vote for Moses.

Do you have questions for Moses Smith but think you might not be able to make the interview. No problem. Just contact me thought my CONTACT PAGE with you question(s) and we will get them fit in.

Moses is on a tight schedule so he might not be able to stick around as long as people would like.

You can follow Moses on Twitter a couple different ways.

His Twitter account is @mosessmith16.

His Mom live blogs his races and you can follow that on Twitter as well at @MosesRace.

And Moses’s Mom who is very supportive of Moses can be found on Twitter at @zwriter.

We are looking forward to this and hope you are able to stop by and join us this coming Tuesday evening for a sit down and chat with Moses Smith.

Iowa Speedway Weekend
Hosts Trucks and Camping World Series West

On Friday, September 4, Iowa Speedway will host the Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades 125 NASCAR Camping World Series West event. The NASCAR Camping World Series is the top level of the NASCAR Developmental Series. It is made up of two regional tours, the East and West, that compete with identical race cars.

Iowa Speedway is proud to present the Lucas Oil 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event on Saturday, September 5. The Truck series is the third largest motorsports series in the United States, behind only the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has proven to be an outstanding series for competitors who aspire to become NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers. Many of today’s premier drivers have chosen to spend their entire careers in this series due to its competitive nature and popularity.

Friday, September 4th

9:00 AM
Parking Lots Open

9:00 AM-10:00 AM
NASCAR Camping World Series West Practice, Spectator Gates Open

10:10 AM-11:20 AM
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice

11:30 AM-12:20 PM
NASCAR Camping World Series West Final Practice

12:30 PM-2:30 PM
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice

3:30 PM-4:20 PM
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice

4:30 PM
NASCAR Camping World Series West Qualifying

6:10 PM-7:30 PM
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice

8:00 PM
Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades 125 NASCAR Camping World Series West race (125 Laps, 109.375 Miles)

9:15 PM
Keith Anderson Concert

Saturday, September 5th

10:00 AM
Parking Lots Opens

12:00 PM
Spectator Gates Open

1:00 PM-2:30 PM
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Final Practice

4:00 PM-5:00 PM
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Autograph Session

5:45 PM-6:45 PM
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying (2 Laps, All Positions)

7:00 PM-8:15 PM
Luke Bryan Concert

8:45 PM
Lucas Oil 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (200 Laps, 175 Miles)

Central Iowa Building & Construction Trades 125

Competitors in the NASCAR Camping World Series West are headed to Iowa Speedway this week for the Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades 125 on Friday night. The event is a critical one to drivers and teams, with only two races remaining to determine the final championship standings for 2009.

The race … The Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades 125 is the 12th event on the 2009 schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Series West. It marks the second visit to Iowa Speedway by the NASCAR Camping World Series West this season. The circuit traveled to Iowa in May for a NASCAR Camping World Series East-West combination race.

The track … Iowa Speedway is a .875-mile paved oval with compound banking of 12-14 degrees in the corners, 10 degrees in the front stretch and four degrees in the backstretch. The facility, which opened for operation in 2006, is located east of Des Moines in Newton.

The records … The qualifying mark and race record for a standalone NASCAR Camping World Series West race is to be established.

RCR, JGR talent … Entries for this event include a couple of talented young drivers who represent two of NASCAR’s most well known car owners. Richard Childress Racing has entered Ryan Gifford (No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet), while Max Gresham (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Driven Toyota) will be behind the wheel for Joe Gibbs Racing. Gifford, 20, of Winchester, Tenn., has registered two top-fives – including a second-place finish at South Boston (Va.) Speedway – while competing in three NASCAR Camping World Series East events for RCR this season. Gresham is a 16-year-old from Griffin, Ga., who has raced in two NASCAR Camping World Series East races for the Joe Gibbs team, recording a top-five finish at South Boston Speedway.

Home again … Making a return to his native state will be 17-year-old Brett Moffitt (No. 4 Karl Chevrolet Chevrolet) of Grimes, Iowa. Moffitt – who finished sixth in the NASCAR Camping World Series East-West combination race at Iowa Speedway in May – scored a win at South Boston Speedway in just his fifth series start. In addition to that victory, he has four top-five and seven top-10 finishes in nine races this season.

Tight title battle … Jason Bowles (No. 6 Ford) of Ontario, Calif., leads the championship standings by 37 points over Eric Holmes (No. 20 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota) of Escalon, Calif. A year ago, with two races remaining, Holmes led Bowles by nine points. Holmes went on to capture the championship by a 48-point margin, his second series title in three years.

Top five contenders … The competition is tight between all of the drivers in the top five of the standings, with only 58 points separating the drivers in third, fourth and fifth – Greg Pursley (No. 26 Gene Price Motorsports/Star Nursery Ford) of Newhall, Calif.; Paulie Harraka (No. 12 NAPA AutoCare/Adaptive One Brakes Toyota) of Fairlawn, N.J.; and David Mayhew (No. 17 MMI Services/Ron’s Rear Ends/KHI Chevrolet) of Atascadero, Calif.

Even closer … The three drivers in sixth, seventh and eighth in the standings are very close. Only 24 points separate Moses Smith (No. 16 HASA Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota) of Tempe, Ariz.; Brett Thompson (No. 61 Rich Thompson Trucking Chevrolet) of Jerome, Idaho and Blake Koch (No. 21 Chevrolet) of W. Palm Beach, Fla.

Fast Facts

The Race: Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades 125
The Place: Iowa Speedway
Newton, Iowa
The Date: Friday, Sept. 4
The Time: 8 p.m. CT
TV Schedule: SPEED Sept. 10, Noon PT
Track Layout: .875-mile paved
Race Purse: $124,590

2008 Winner: Inaugural event
2008 Pole: Inaugural event


9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Practice.
11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Final Practice.
4:30 p.m. Qualifying - 2 Laps.
(Fastest 28 cars earn starting positions 1st thru 28th.) “Impound”

6:00 p.m. Mandatory Driver/Crew Chief Meeting.
7:40 p.m. Driver Introductions.
8:00 p.m. Central Iowa Building And Construction Trades “125”

Friday, August 28, 2009

NASCAR Off-Weekend

NEW Quote from Moses Smith #16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota Camry:

Actually this weekend I am going to spend it working at the shop. We have just expanded our Business, and have become the Official Standard FM Builder/Supplier. This has been a long goal, that has finally come together. We have a big responsibility to our racers, and want to make sure that during this transition they still have plenty of support.

I also have a bunch of Chores to do around the house, so this weekend is really about getting caught up. The end of the season is coming soon, so I will get some down time then…

One of the aspects of racing, that even the most avid NASCAR fans often forget about, is just how taxing a full race season can be. In the NASCAR Camping World Series West it means thirteen point race weekends, the Toyota Showdown, and a host of sponsor’s obligations. This torrid pace makes a driver’s and crew’s rare off-weekends all the more valuable as they seek out a little Rest and Recreation, including time with their families.

NASCAR Race Mom took her off-weekend opportunity to fit in a quick getaway to London, England. (see Cover It Live post below for details and photos). It was interesting, because no matter how hard NRM searched, there was no evidence of NASCAR in London. Kind of made the trip surreal!

Moses Smith, driver of the #16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota spent his off-weekend trying to get caught up at his race shop in Phoenix, Arizona. Quote from Moses' twitter account, "Done with my office work, Heading out to the shop to put a new Front Clip on a wrecked Racecar...This is the kinda work I like..."

As August 29-30 represents the final off-weekend of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season,, the Official Search Engine of NASCAR, went behind-the-scenes to give you a look at what your favorite drivers plan to do with their free time. They have also posed several additional questions regarding each driver and their plans to test your knowledge!

You can check out this informative and entertain post by clicking here .

Do you think you've got a better plan for how Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, or Kurt Busch should spend their last weekend before the Chase? Send your funny, creative and entertaining ideas to and you might just receive some autographed memorabilia signed by the No. 96 driver and former Cup Champion, Bobby Labonte! Just remember to include your mailing address when you send in your idea so they will know where to send your memorabilia.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

NASCAR Race Mom Invades London!

Moses Smith 2006 Interview

Moses Smith 2006 Interview

This interview was done in 2006. Ron Nava, , has an awesome site. Go check them out and be sure to tell Ron that NASCAR Race Mom (z.) sent you.

Monday, August 17, 2009

NASCAR comes to Colorado National Speedway

The NASCAR Camping World Series West is the only taste of NASCAR fans can get live in Colorado each year. Colorado National Speedway hosted the series Saturday night along with a entertaining assortment of other driving like sprint cars and figure 8 racing.

The real family racing was to be found in the McAnally racing tent of Moses Smith. Camping World Series fans know that his mom “Z” has taken the internet by storm with her blog and twitter coverage of the racing. Dubbed also “NASCAR Race Mom”, she not only writes about her son, but will also answer fan questions about what’s going on behind the scene and is a source of rapid fire news on each event.

Click Here To Read Entire Article

Thursday, August 13, 2009

At The Track

Tweeting the TOYOTA/NAPA “150”

As in the past, the ‘At the Track’ segment will be blogging all the pre-race activities of the NASCAR Camping World Series West Race.

******* NASCAR Race Mom will also be tweeting Moses’ Race, green flag to checkered!

You can follow the action on twitter by following @MosesRace.

You can also read the updates on the live blog above.

If you want to participate in the action:

  1. Leave a tweet using the #MosesRace hashtag. Your tweet will automatically be posted to the live blog also. Tweets will appear in the live blog almost immediately.

    Tweet any questions you have to @MosesRace.. (Please do not leave a dm - it is usually too dark at the track to switch back and forth.)

  2. You can also leave a post in the comment box located at the bottom of the live blog. (However tweeting is much faster)

Important – when NASCAR Race Mom signs off the blog - please feel free to leave any comments and questions while we are gone - NRM will see them as soon as we log back in. If you are a first time user, your input might not appear on this blog until we return and approve them. However, rest assured that they will be saved and answered.

NASCAR Race Mom will be checking for activity on this Blog frequently!

If you are not familiar with Twitter, click here for a cheat sheet.

Driver Profile: Moses Smith

Driver Profile: Moses Smith, by Darren Pope of the Columbia NASCAR Examiner

Darren Pope is a life-long NASCAR fan and has followed the sport avidly since the early '70s. He has covered many sports, including NASCAR, since college. His first articles appeared in his school paper and have appeared in various local publications since that time. He also maintains a sports blog on The Sporting Darren is a single father of two daughters and one big, black dog

Recently I spoke with Camping World Series West driver Moses Smith. Smith drives the No. 16 HASA Pool Products/ White Flyer Toyota Camry in the series. I asked him several questions about his racing career and future plans. What really came through during my interview was that this is a guy who really loves racing, and he definitely has the backing of his sponsors, the support of his family and fans, and most importantly, the skill needed to achieve even more success in the future.

Click here to read more:

Leave a comment and tell Darren that NASCAR Race Mom sent you over!

Fast Facts - NASCAR Camping World Series West
Colorado National Speedway

The Race: Toyota / NAPA 150

The Place: Colorado National Speedway, Dacono, Colorado

TV Schedule: SPEED Aug. 20, Noon PT

Track Layout: .375-mile paved

Race Purse: $103,115


Saturday: August 15, 2009

Practice 1 12-12:45 p.m.,

Practice 2 1:15-2 p.m.

Time Trials 5:15 p.m.

Race 8:30 pm MT

News & Notes

The race … The Toyota/NAPA 150 is the 11th of 13 races on the NASCAR Camping World Series West schedule for 2009. It marks the only series visit to the state of Colorado this year.

The procedure … The starting field is 22 cars, including provisionals. The first 18 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 150 laps (56.25 miles).

The track … Colorado National Speedway is a .375-mile paved oval with four degrees of banking in the straights and progressive banking of six to 12 degrees in the corners. The track has hosted six NASCAR Camping World Series West events.

The records … Qualifying: Brian Ickler, June 2, 2007, 82.057 mph, 16.452 seconds; Race: Eric Holmes, June 7, 2008, 62.888 mph, 53 minutes 40 seconds.

Duncan only repeat winner at CNS … With wins at Colorado National Speedway in 2004 and 2007, Mike Duncan is the only driver with multiple wins at CNS. Drivers with a single win at Colorado include Mike Chase in 1995, Ron Hornaday Jr. in 1996, Steve Portenga in 2001 and Eric Holmes (No. 20 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota) last year.

Six different pole winners … The six visits to Colorado have produced six different pole winners – Eric Holmes, Garrett Evans, Butch Gilliland, Brian Ickler, Scott Lynch and Sean Woodside.

Duncan tops competition … By virtue of his two wins, Mike Duncan, Mike David (No. 2 Bennett Lane Winery Toyota) and Jason Bowles (No. 9 Sunrise Ford Ford) lead the field in terms of the most top-five finishes in series competition at CNS. Austin Cameron has the most top-10 finishes, meanwhile, with three.

Running out front … Mike Chase has led the most laps around the .375-mile oval, running out front for 172 laps.

Moses Smith Looking For Good Luck At CNS

“I’m looking forward to racing at Colorado National Speedway. We seem to have good luck at that track,” said Moses Smith, driver of the No. 16 Hasa Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally Racing. “I know the Hasa team is excited to get back to the ovals after racing the road courses at Portland International and Miller Motorsports Park, so it should be a fun weekend.”

Smith has two top-ten finishes at the .375-mile oval just north of Denver, Colorado. Smith finished sixth in the Toyota/NAPA “150” piloting the No. 16 HASA Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally Racing at Colorado National Speedway last year.

“We have some ground to make up,” said Smith who head to the last three races of the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Series West race season running eighth in the series points race. “I just want to thank those who made the drive out to Colorado National Speedway to watch me race to the front last year. I know we will have great support once again.”

The Toyota/NAPA “150” will be on Saturday August 15th at Colorado National Speedway and be televised on SPEED’s Racing Across America on August 20th. Please check your local listing for broadcast times in your area. For ticket information to the race please visit

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and vote for Moses Smith to repeat as the NCWS West Most Popular Driver Award winner.

BMR would like to thank the continued support of our race partners. For more information on Bill McAnally Racing and our race partners, please visit our website at

For more information on Moses Smith, please visit You can visit our sponsors’ websites at,, and .

Saturday, August 8, 2009

#43 - Dodge Charger - Congratulations To janejett

After Moses' father Paul enjoyed his day at the Richard Petty Experience, the staff supplied NASCAR Race Mom with a 1:64 Die Cast Car - Richard Petty Driving Experience #43 - Dodge Charger to give to one of my readers.

The contest ended on 08/03/2009. The winning number was generated by Congratulations to janejett, who posted the comment, "go richard petty."

Smith Records A Top-Five
Finish At Miller

Moses Smith, pilot of the No. 16 HASA Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally Racing finished 5th at Miller Motorsports Park’s NASCAR Camping World Series West race. Smith is eighth in the chase for the NASCAR Camping World Series West championship and only 88 points out of the top-five. He is only 15 points out of seventh with three races left in the season.

During the practice sessions, Smith fought with a tight condition in the Hasa Toyota Camry. Mario Isola and the Hasa team from BMR made the needed adjustments to put the Hasa Toyota on the starting grid in eighth of 26 cars.

Smith was called to pit road at lap 14 to take on fuel. He returned during the caution at lap 16 to fix the fuel dry break that was leaking fuel. With a lot of rocks being kicked up onto the track, Isola made the call to put on fresh tires at lap 19.

Smith was running in 19th at lap 20 and moved into the top ten by lap 28. With six laps to go, Smith took over 5th and posted his fastest lap of the race at lap 37.

“Miller was an awesome race! Besides having brake troubles late in the race and making an unexpected pit stop to fix the fuel dry break from leaking, everything went as planned,” said Smith. “Thanks to Mario (Isola) for recalculating our pit strategy and the Hasa crew for having flawless pit stops. I think we were only a few spots from last at one point, and we were able to get through traffic find ourselves in 5th before the checkered flag.”

The next race for the series will be the Toyota/NAPA 150 at Colorado National Raceway on August 15th. The race at CNS can be seen on August 20th on SPEED TV at noon pacific time. For tickets and more information on the event, please visit

For more information on Bill McAnally Racing and our race partners, please visit our website at

For more information on Moses Smith, please visit

You can visit our sponsors’ websites at,, and .

Please visit the NASCAR Home Track page to vote for the Most Popular Driver. Smith was the recipient of the 2008 MPD Award for the NASCAR CWS West.

Story by Kaye Reshaw
Photos by Terry Thomson

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Moses Finishes Fifth In Miller

Miller Motorsports Park is a state-of-the-art road racing facility for automobiles, motorcycles and karts located just 35 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City in Tooele, Utah. It is considered the finest facility of its type in North America.

Opened in 2006, Miller Motorsports Park hosts many of the world's most significant racing series, including the American Le Mans Series, Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, NASCAR Grand National West Series, AMA Superbike Championship and, new for 2008, the FIM Superbike World Championship, one of the top three racing series in the world.

In Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Series West race, Moses Smith qualified the #16 Hasa Pool Products / White Flyer Toyota Camry in eighth position for the start of the Miller Motorsports Park “125.” However, after misfortune forced the team to pit three times, Moses found himself in eighteenth place at the race’s halfway point.

The #16 Hasa Pool Products / White Flyer Toyota Camry battled back hard and returned to the top ten on lap twenty-five. However, Smith reported brake issues and the team were worried about them overheating. Two consequential yellow flag conditions assisted Moses in maintaining his brakes.

After the last yellow flag, with only ten laps to go, Moses charged forward from eighth place for a fifth place finish.

Moses and the Blimpie TeamPhoto by Terry Thomson (

The team would like to give a special thanks to Blimpie, "America's Sub Shop" for supplying the teams with a scrumptious lunch on Friday for practice and Saturday’s race.