Sunday, March 24, 2013

AARP - Drive to End Hunger

Yup we had that much fun! While attending the Nationwide race in Fontana, stopped by the Drive to End Hunger mobile experience!

Nearly 9 million older adults struggle with hunger related issues every day in America. If you would like to learn more about Drive to End Hunger or make a gift to help those in need please go to:

Jeff Gordon hopes you will help spread the word about this important issue. Please share your support for Drive to End Hunger and Jeff Gordon on Facebook and Twitter to help us reach even more people.

Hey Jeff - I shared on both Facebook and Twitter - and of course blogged about my fun experience!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Penske Race Shop Visit

Lucky kids!

CHARLOTTE, NC – Penske Racing engineer Alex Sinoyannis recently shared his racing experience on stock cars, like the new Gen 6, with a new generation of engineers from James B. Dudley High School, who will enter their concept car (pictured) in April’s Shell Eco-Marathon Americas. This initiative challenges students to develop vehicles that can travel the farthest on a gallon of fuel, and is one way Shell connects people who are interested in the energy challenges of today and tomorrow.

Lucky kids! What a creative way to interest them in both education and conservation!

Penske Racing is a racing team that competes in both the IndyCar Series and NASCAR.   The organization, a division of Penske Corporation is owned and chaired by Roger Penske.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Kwasniewski Conquers Bristol

Reigning K&N Pro Series West Champ Claims First East Victory
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The sign reads, ‘Welcome To The Last Great Colosseum’ at the tunnel entrance of Bristol Motor Speedway.

Dylan Kwasniewski, 17, bested the legendary .533-mile high-banked oval and the other 35 competitors on Saturday to win the DRIVE4COPD 125 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship season opener.

Kwasniewski, the reigning K&N Pro Series West champion out of Las Vegas, Nev., took the lead on Lap 30 after pole sitter and race leader Michael McGuire got tangled up with lapped traffic under caution. Kwasniewski – behind the wheel of his No. 98 Royal Purple/Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet – was able to hold off Brett Moffitt on seven restarts to pick up his first East victory in his fifth series outing.

1 Dylan Kwasniewski
2 Brett Moffitt
3 Ryan Gifford
4 Michael McGuire
5 CJ Faison
Moffitt was followed by Ryan Gifford – racing out of the Rev Racing stable – in third. McGuire rebounded from the early incident to finish fourth while CJ Faison came home in the fifth position.

Gray Gaulding, Eddie MacDonald, Jimmy Weller, Ben Rhodes and Ben Kennedy rounded out the top 10.

Kwasniewski, who led a race-high 96 laps, is competing for a K&N East championship in 2013 with Turner Scott Motorsports in its first full season of competition. It’s his sixth overall K&N Pro Series triumph in 29 career starts.

The race was slowed due to caution eight times for a total of 37 laps and there was just one lead change.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will return to action on Saturday, March 23 for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 125 presented by G-Clean at Greenville (S.C) Pickens Speedway.

Dylan Kwasniewski en route to his DRIVE4COPD 125 victory
Getty Images for NASCAR

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jeff Gordon Test Drive

Fake or real . . . . Doesn't really matter. Just plain NASCAR Fun.  Jeff Gordon and Pepsi MAX go to a car dealership where a disguised Jeff Gordon takes an unsuspecting car salesman on the test drive of his life. #GordonTestDrive

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Pursley Rolls To Phoenix Win

Greg Pursley celebrates in Victory Lane
Pursley Rolls To Phoenix Win
Bests Teammate Hayley For Third K&N West Win At PIR
By Jason Christley, NASCAR 

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Greg Pursley rolled to his third career win at Phoenix International Raceway Saturday, but the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West veteran didn't get it without a fight from his new teammate.

Pursley led 56 laps, taking the lead back from Cameron Hayley on Lap 56 en route to winning the Talking Stick Resort 60. Hayley, 16, finished second to give Gene Price Motorsports a 1-2 finish.
1 Greg Pursley
2 Cameron Hayley
3 Michael Self
4 Derek Thorn
5 Sergio Pena
Hayley was coming off a non-points victory in the K&N Pro Series portion of the UNOH Battle At The Beach two weeks ago at Daytona International Speedway. He is in his first year with the team, filling the seat vacated by 2012 West champion Dylan Kwasniewski.

The victory moved Pursley into a tie with Richard Petty for second on the West wins list at Phoenix, one behind Ken Schrader.

Earlier Saturday, Pursley won the Coors Light Pole Award and broke his own track record with a lap of 26.876 seconds (133.949 mph).

Michael Self finished third. Pursley, Hayley and Self briefly went three-wide on a Lap 54 restart before Pursley was able to wrestle the lead back.

PRESS PASS VIDEOS: Pursley Wins At Phoenix | Cameron Hayley | Michael Self

Derek Thorn and Sergio Pena finished fourth and fifth, respectively.  Gray Gaulding was sixth, followed by DJ Kennington, Brett Thompson, Brandon McReynolds and Taylor Cuzick.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West returns to the track May 4 at Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway.


Greg Pursley (26) leads Cameron Hayley (24) during the running of the Talking Sticks Resort 70
at Phoenix International Raceway Friday. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)