Thursday, April 30, 2015

21st Kyle Petty Charity Ride Leaves Santa Cruz on Saturday (#nascar)

Cross-country motorcycle trek has raised more than $16 million for Victory Junction Gang Camp 


The route stretchs from Santa Cruz, California, to Branson, Missouri — to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction

NBC Sports NASCAR analyst and former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty will lead 200 motorcyclists along the seven-day / 2,500 mile route — stretching from Santa Cruz, California, to Branson, Missouri — to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction, a camp created to enrich the lives of children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

“Each year, we select a route that’s full of breathtaking scenery, while also allowing us to spread the word and build excitement around our mission along the way,” Petty said. “Year after year, the Ride creates lasting memories for our riders, most importantly, it provides life-changing opportunities for children at Victory Junction.”

As a result of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride, 7,815 children have attended Victory Junction at no cost to their families. The bottom line, of course, is charity. As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Ride has raised more than $16 million for the Petty family’s Victory Junction Gang Camp and other children’s-related charities. The 84-acre camp near Greensboro, N.C., is for children suffering from terminal or chronic diseases that disqualify them from mainstream camp.

The Petty family opened it in 2004 to honor the late Adam Petty, Lee’s great-grandson, Richard’s grandson and Kyle’s son. Just 19, Adam was killed during a single-car practice crash at Loudon, N.H., on May 12, 2000.

As a result of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride, 7,815 children have attended Victory Junction at no cost to their families. The camp has served as the ride’s primary beneficiary since its establishment by Kyle Petty in 2004 in honor of his late son Adam.

“We’d love to have as many members of the community to come out and join us at the fuel stop,” said Liza Jones, public relations for the ride. “Kyle will be on hand to sign autographs and take pictures with fans.”

Last year, NASCAR Race Mom (NRM) was luckily enough to meet up with Kyle Petty and his best buddy Rutledge Wood before the 2014 Charity Ride in Carlsbad, California. 

NASCAR Race Mom  with Kyle Petty and his best buddy Rutledge Wood before the 2014 Charity Ride in Carlsbad, California.

This year’s plan is to join the group for a day in Bakersfield. NRM participate in the event by purchasing ride memorabilia and of course to make a donation to Victory Junction.

About Victory Junction

Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children, ages six to 16, with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Co-founded by the Kyle Petty family, in honor of his son, Adam Petty, the camp is located in Randleman, North Carolina. Victory Junction exists to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment, always free of charge.

This year, many celebrities plan to participate in all or part of the 21st Anniversary Ride, including:

    Riders opening their rider bags to find special notes from campers at Victory Junction.
  • Richard Petty, NASCAR hall of fame and seven-time champion
  • Matt Kenseth, NASCAR driver
  • Harry Gant, NASCAR legend
  • Donnie Allison, NASCAR legend
  • Herschel Walker, former NFL great
  • Matt Levatich, Harley-Davidson, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Rick Allen, NBC Sports NASCAR analyst
  • Rutledge Wood, co-host of History Channel’s Top Gear America and NASCAR personality 

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

2015 Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown
#nascar racing on a Thursday

The Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown began in 2008 at Southside Speedway, a local short track near Hamlin's hometown of Chesterfield, Virginia. The event moved to Richmond in 2011 and then moved to South Boston, VA in 2014. 

2015 Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown #nascar

Proceeds from the eighth-annual Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, presented by FedEx, will go to support the Denny Hamlin Foundation, which has donated $150,000 in grants while helping to fund the Denny Hamlin Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU and also supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited Therapeutics Development Center at VCU.

2014 Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown was won by Matt Bowling, who beat NASCAR Cup Drivers Kyle Busch (4th), Matt Kenseth (5th), and Denny Hamlin (8th). Matt Waltz who finished second, led the first 195 laps. Bowling took and kept the lead on lap 196. The 200 lap event was marked by ten cautions for a total of 67 laps.

Today’s race is expected to air as a one-hour special in May amid the network’s coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

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Event Hashtag #DHSTS2015

For more information regarding the event, visit the and

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Click here to Enter to Win A Shirt And Hat From The 2015 Kyle Petty Charity Ride autographed by NASCAR Celebrity Kyle Petty!

Monday, April 20, 2015

NASCAR Embarks on Third Annual
Race to Green Effort

Week-Long Campaign Highlights How Industry is Helping to Protect the Environment;

Fans Can Track Their Environmental Impact at

NASCAR Goes Green

To commemorate one of the most innovative and holistic sustainability platforms in the country, NASCAR® announced its third annual NASCAR Race to Green™ initiative. Beginning today and culminating with Saturday’s TOYOTA OWNERS 400 at Richmond International Raceway, NASCAR Race to Green will build awareness around the programs the governing body, industry and multiple partners have created to help protect and preserve the environment.

This year, NASCAR and the Environmental Protection Agency are inviting fans to measure their environmental impact at and receive tips from Official Partners on how to reduce their carbon footprint. NASCAR drivers will reward select fans who complete the online tool with personalized messages on social media using the campaign’s hashtag #NASCARGreen.

"NASCAR has the largest renewable energy, recycling and clean air programs in sports, but our sustainability platform is also about empowering fans to adopt new green-friendly behaviors," said Brent Dewar, NASCAR chief operating officer. "NASCAR Race to Green celebrates the collective efforts of our industry and partners while teaching fans how they can contribute to a cleaner environment."

Since 2008, NASCAR Green has planted enough trees to completely offset carbon emissions for all NASCAR national series racing for the past five years, plus the next 40 years; put more than seven million competition miles on Sunoco Green E15, a biofuel blended with 15 percent American-made ethanol from American-grown corn; and features some of the largest renewable energy projects in the world, including Pocono Raceway’s 3MW Solar Farm, the track’s primary electric energy source powering more than 250 homes.

Recent research shows NASCAR Green initiatives align with fan values. According to Experian Marketing Services’ 2014 Simmons National Consumer Study, two out of three NASCAR fans agree that each person has a personal obligation to be environmentally responsible, and four out of five fans indicate their household recycles. Additionally, a 2014 study commissioned by NASCAR and conducted by Toluna revealed that NASCAR fans are over 75 percent more likely than non-fans to support the use of ethanol blended with gasoline to fuel their own cars.

During NASCAR Race to Green week the color green will be prominently displayed on race vehicles and at tracks across NASCAR national series, NASCAR Home Tracks and International Series. The NASCAR Green mark will be featured on the A-post of race cars, pit boxes, hauler flags and NASCAR officials’ uniforms. Drivers Austin Dillon and Elliott Sadler will run green-themed paint schemes during the weekend’s national series events.

NASCAR Race to Green will also highlight the sustainability efforts of NASCAR Official Partners, who work closely with NASCAR, year-round, to amplify the reach of NASCAR Green. While NASCAR Green initiatives have and will continue to span the entire year, the following additional activities will take place throughout this week-long effort:
  • American Ethanol will celebrate five years as a NASCAR Official Partner and more than seven million miles of racing on Sunoco Green E15, the equivalent of almost 30 trips from the earth to the moon.
  • As part of national "Comcast Cares Day," NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers will join nearly 200 volunteers from Comcast for a cleanup project at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Richmond.
  • Mobil 1 will work with NASCAR to provide lubricant technology expertise to the broadcast compound power generators and vehicle.
  • Chevrolet will come together with Pocono Raceway and NASCAR Green to build sustainable habitats for threatened bats by repurposing recycled Chevrolet Volt battery covers. At Pocono Kids day in June local children will be able to visit the Team Chevy display and build a habitat.
  • Ford’s 20,000-square-foot display at Richmond International Raceway will "go green" and feature its line of hybrid and electric vehicles.
  • At the track each weekend Toyota Tundras house the Air Titan 2.0, NASCAR’s innovative track-drying system. The Air Titan 2.0 consumes 78 percent less fuel per hour and emits 80 percent less CO2 per hour than its predecessor. Additionally, Toyota will feature a Toyota Prius Hybrid at its at-track display, Toyota PitPass.
  • As part of a food waste diversion initiative, Richmond International Raceway, together with Sustainable America, will donate unused food to local food banks and compost used food items.
  • NASCAR and Daytona International Speedway (DIS) employees will come together on Earth Day to plant trees at Lenox Park in Daytona Beach, Floriday, in continued support of NASCAR Green’s "Clean Air Tree Planting Program" which plants trees in reforestation projects across the country.
  • A comprehensive recycling effort has accounted for approximately 120,000 Goodyear tires recycled across NASCAR’s top three national series each year; more than 200,000 gallons of oil at tracks and team shops recycled annually by Safety-Kleen; and more than 25 million bottles and cans cumulatively recycled over the past six years through collaborations with Coca-Cola and Coors Light.

For more information about NASCAR Race to Green, visit

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Gilliland Hit 300 At Martinsville

Gilliland finished Martinsville one lap down in twenty-fifth position.  He is currently twenty-fifth in the #NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Point Standings. 

He currently drives the No. 38 Ford Fusion for Front Row Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Born in Riverside, California, he is the son of former Cup and Winston West driver Butch Gilliland.  His teenaged son Todd is just starting his racing career.

Butch, David, and Todd Gilliland - Grandfather, Father, Son

#NASCAR Drivers Giving Back
Great Job Smoke!

This is one of the reasons NASCAR Race Mom Loves #NASCAR

We received a package from Tony Stewart! It was delivered by a couple of Vincennes Police Officers, DJ Halter, and Ben Hammond. Thank you so much! Nathan loved it.

Posted by Nathan's Courageous Battle on Saturday, 18 April 2015

Great Job Smoke!  



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Nominate Now for the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award #nascar

Do you know of a great volunteer making an impact in the lives of children? Everyone is encouraged to nominate an outstanding volunteer in your community for The NASCAR Foundation's Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award presented by Nationwide, the sport's highest community service honor.

 Learn more and nominate at by May 8, 2015! 

So what is the award process? Why does YOUR support matter? From the collective nominations made by NASCAR fans like you, four finalists will be selected and announced in the fall of 2015, and the winner - determined by online fan vote - will receive a $100,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation to the children's charity they represent. And since the award's inception in 2011, The NASCAR Foundation has awarded $700,000 to charities in honor of 16 remarkable finalists. That is more than 52,000 children helped by the donations made to the charities they support!

Plus, they have made it is easy for you to spread the word to your contacts. Just use the below sample tweet and post to encourage your social network contacts to submit their nominations!

Share with Twitter:

Do you know a NASCAR fan championing a kid's cause? Nominate your volunteer for @NASCAR_FDN @nationwide88 #BJFHAward.

Share with Facebook

Hey #NASCAR Friends, The NASCAR Foundation's Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award presented by Nationwide honors volunteers that dedicate themselves to improving the lives of children through a charitable organization. Nominate your everyday champion making a difference #forthekids today by visiting #BJFHAward

Monday, April 13, 2015

#NASCAR Sprint Cup Team Cheat Sheet

Tony Stewart,  Danica Patrick, Kevin Harvick,and Kurt Busch

Hendrick Motorsports = Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Joe Gibbs Racing = Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch
Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Greg Biffle, and Trevor Bayne

Team Penske = Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski
Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski

Richard Childress Racing = Ryan Newman, Austin Dillon and Paul Menard
Ryan Newman, Austin Dillon and Paul Menard

Michael Waltrip Racing = Clint Bowyer's, Brian Vickers and Michael Waltrip
Clint Bowyer, Brian Vickers and Michael Waltrip

Chip Ganassi Racing = Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray
Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray

Furniture Row Racing = Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
Richard Petty Motorsports = Aric Almirola and Sam Hornish Jr.
Aric Almirola and Sam Hornish Jr.

JTG Daugherty Racing = AJ Allmendinger
AJ Allmendinger

Tommy Baldwin Racing = Alex Bowman
Alex Bowman

BK Racing = Jeb Burton and J.J. Yeley
 Jeb Burton and J.J. Yeley

Wood Brothers Racing = Ryan Blaney
Ryan Blaney

Front Row Motorsports = Cole Whitt, David Ragan and David Gilliland
Cole Whitt, David Ragan and David Gilliland  

Germain Racing = Casey Mears
Casey Mears

HScott Motorsports = Justin Allgaier and Michael Annett
Justin Allgaier and Michael Annett 

Leavine Family Racing = Michael McDowell
Michael McDowell

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Jones lands first Xfinity win at Texas

Takes Checkered from Pole

It was just his ninth outing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series; however newcomer  Erik Jones earned his first trip to victory line in the series.  Jones also became the second-youngest series winner ever at Texas Motor Speedway at the age of 18 years, 10 months and 11 days.

Jones lands first Xfinity win at Texas

"This is surreal," said Jones, who has already been making waves in the last year as a breakthrough talent in the Camping World Truck Series driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports. "This is just amazing. We beat Cup guys tonight! Just a really cool day and something I'm really proud of not only for myself but everybody at Joe Gibbs Racing.  "It's a great feeling knowing you had to work for it, that it was not just handed to you," he added. "That confidence is something I never doubted in myself."

Jones lands first Xfinity win at Texas

Race results

1. Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing 2hrs 15mins 21secs after 200 laps
2. Brad Keselowski Team Panske + 1.624s
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr JR Motorsports + 4.569s
4. Regan Smith JR Motorsports + 5.163s
5. Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing + 6.909s
6. Darrell Wallace Jr Roush Fenway Racing + 9.741s
7. Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing + 10.142s
8. Chase Elliott JR Motorsports + 10.494s
9. Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing + 11.662s
10. Brian Scott Richard Childress Racing + 12.090s
11. Elliott Sadler Roush Fenway Racing + 12.338s
12. Ty Dillon Richard Childress Racing + 13.051s
13. Brennan Poole HScott Motorsports -Ganassi Racing + 17.134s
14. Sam Hornish Jr Biagi-Denbeste Racing + 20.369s
15. Ryan Reed Roush Fenway Racing + 25.130s
16. Dakoda Armstrong Richard Petty Motorsports + 27.794s
17. John Wes Townley Athenian Motorsports + 32.274s
18. Daniel Suarez Joe Gibbs Racing + 1 lap
19. J.J. Yeley JGL Racing + 1 lap
20. Ryan Sieg RSS Racing + 1 lap
21. Ross Chastain JD Motorsports + 1 lap
22. Jeremy Clements Clements Racing + 2 laps
23. David Starr TriStar Motorsports + 2 laps
24. Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports + 3 laps
25. Landon Cassill JD Motorsports + 3 laps
26. Brandon Gdovic Viva Motorsports + 4 laps
27. Harrison Rhodes JD Motorsports + 5 laps
28. Mario Gosselin DGM Racing + 5 laps
29. Eric McClure JGL Racing + 8 laps
30. Peyton Sellers Obaika Racing + 10 laps
31. Joey Gase Means Racing + 14 laps
32. Blake Koch TriStar Motorsports + 18 laps
33. Brendan Gaughan Richard Childress Racing + 33 laps Accident
34. Cale Conley TriStar Motorsports + 35 laps Accident
35. Timmy Hill NEMCO Racing + 50 laps Running
36. Derrike Cope ML Motorsports + 121 laps Engine
37. Stanton Barrett NEMCO Motorsports + 189 laps Engine
38. Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports + 190 laps Vibration
39. Derek White SR2 Motorsports + 193 laps Transmission
40. Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing + 198 laps Engine

Friday, April 10, 2015

NASCAR Fan's Dream Vacation!

The Motorsports Cruise  is a chance for fans to spend a week at sea with some of NASCAR's top drivers past and present.

NASCAR Fan's Dream Vacation!

Wow – How much fun would this be!
NASCAR Race Mom would love to participate in this off-season event!

Take many of today's top NASCAR drivers, some of your favorite racing legends, add in a couple of crew chiefs and team owners and put that all on a big boat with A LOT of horsepower, and you've got a race fan's dream vacation! 

*Featured Appearances By:

  • Matt Kenseth – 2003 Sprint Cup Series Champion and two-time Daytona 500 Champion
  • Joey Logano – 2015 Daytona 500 Champion and 2009 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year
  • Carl Edwards – 2011 Sprint All-Star Race winner and 2007 NASCAR XFINITY Series Champion
  • Greg Biffle – 2002 NASCAR XFINITY Series Champion and 2000 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion
  • Trevor Bayne – 2011 Daytona 500 Champion (Appearance pending sponsor/team obligations)
  • Darrell Waltrip – Three-time Sprint Cup Series Champion and 2012 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Bobby Allison* – 1983 Sprint Cup Series Champion, 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee and three-time Daytona 500 Champion
  • Donnie Allison* – 2009 International Motorsports Hall of Fame and 1967 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year
  • Leonard Wood* – 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee
  • David Ragan – 2007 NASCAR XFINITY Rookie of the Year
  • Justin Allgaier – 2009 NASCAR XFINITY Rookie of the Year and 2008 ARCA Series Champion
  • Sam Hornish, Jr. – three-time IndyCar Series Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner
  • Michael McDowell – 2007 ARCA Rookie of the Year
  • Josh Wise – Driver, No. 98 Bill Parsons Racing, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
  • Blake Koch – Driver, No. 8 Leaf Filter Camry, NASCAR XFINITY Series
*Drivers and Legends are subject to change.

Attendees can expect to hear unique, firsthand accounts from the stars about their careers and motorsports. The cruise schedule includes Q & A sessions with the stars, opportunities for guests to go behind the scenes of racing, interactive games with the drivers and an MRO Chapel service.

Motor Racing Outreach (MRO), together with PREMIER is offering this inaugural Motorsports Cruise from Dec. 7-11, 2015. Embarking from and returning to Miami, guests will travel to Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas aboard the Carnival Ecstasy. 

For more details or to book now, visit

Day Port of Call  Arrival Time           Departure Time 
Dec. 7 Miami  4pm
Dec. 8 Nassau 8am 10pm
Dec. 9 Freeport 8am 6pm
Dec.10    Fun Day at Sea          
Dec. 11 Miami 

About Motor Racing Outreach (MRO):

Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) set out in 1988 to serve the NASCAR Sprint Cup racing community. Over time, MRO has expanded its areas of ministry, which now includes various forms of motor sports and local tracks throughout the United States and Canada. Due to the demands of these sports and the high levels of stress that come with them, MRO seeks to provide support and biblical guidance to every member involved; including spouses, children and the millions of fans that follow the sport.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

#NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Race Fast Facts

#NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Race Fast Facts

Showcasing the sport’s top talent, NASCAR announced changes for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race that will elevate the excitement of this annual classic. Race coverage is set for 7 p.m. ET, Saturday, May 16 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

The field will include race winners from the 2014 and 2015 seasons, as well as all former NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race winners and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions who are full-time competitors – all of whom will compete for the $1 million prize awarded to the winner. Prior to this change, former NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race winners and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions were eligible only if they accomplished the feat within the previous 10 seasons.

In addition, the five-segment race will increase by a total of 20 laps, with the first four segments each scheduled for 25 laps as compared to 20 in recent years. With the final 10-lap shootout, the race now totals 110 laps.

“These updates were made to ensure that our fans have every opportunity to see the best drivers in one of our crown jewel events and give them even more on-track action,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. “Expanding this field and adding laps delivers that to our fans, raising the competition level and ensuring that this race continues to be the biggest all-star event in all of sports.”

The 2015 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race will have a minimum field of 20 drivers. There are currently 17 drivers eligible, with three additional spots available. Two of those are reserved for the segment winners from the two 20-lap Sprint Showdown segments beginning at 7 p.m. ET, Friday, May 15 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (FOX Sports 1, MRN, SiriusXM).

#NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Race Fast Facts
The final spot belongs to the Sprint Fan Vote winner; voting at and the NASCAR MOBILE application closes at 7 p.m. ET on May 15. The winner of the Sprint Fan Vote will be announced in Victory Lane following the conclusion of the Sprint Showdown.

Drivers in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race will compete in cars that conform to all 2015 rules. The race format will consist of a total of five segments: four 25-lap segments, with the average finish of the first four segments determining the order cars will enter pit road for a mandatory four-tire pit stop following the fourth segment. Running order ties will be broken by the finish of the fourth segment. The order of the cars returning to the track following the mandatory pit stop determines the starting order for a final winner-take-all 10-lap segment.

All laps will count in segments one through four. In the fifth and final segment, only green flag laps will be counted. There will be optional pit stops during the breaks following each of the first three segments, with the field set by the pit stop/stay out positioning during the five caution laps.

The following drivers are eligible to compete in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race: AJ Allmendinger, Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth (2004 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race winner), Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray (2014 winner), Ryan Newman (2002 winner), Tony Stewart (2009 winner).

This will be the 31st running of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. McMurray is the defending race winner.

#NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Race Fast Facts

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

NASCAR Honors Moms with Launch of First Mother’s Day Campaign

Fans Encouraged to Share Photos of the NASCAR Experiences They Had With Mom For a Chance to Win Once-In-A-Lifetime NASCAR-Themed Prizes

Family has always been a pillar of NASCAR®, as the sport was built by the contributions of iconic family names such as France, Petty, Earnhardt and Jarrett. From nurturing young drivers in their aspirations for a career in motorsports, to bringing families together at the track, to celebrating in Victory Lane, moms have served as the bedrock of NASCAR. 

To further celebrate this tradition and spirit, NASCAR today launched “NASCAR with Mom,” a Mother’s Day initiative aimed at sharing and celebrating memorable NASCAR moments with Mom.

Leading up to Mother’s Day Weekend – through the #NASCARwithMOM sweepstakes supported by NASCAR’s Official Partners 3M, Ford and Goodyear – fans are encouraged to share their most memorable NASCAR Mom photos on social media using the hashtag #NASCARwithMOM or by visiting for the opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime NASCAR experience.

The Grand Prize package includes a ride in the Goodyear Blimp and an all-inclusive VIP experience for two during the 2015 Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, including tickets with VIP access. Additionally, five first place prize winners will receive a NASCAR Racing Experience Qualifier for two. Fans can enter to win starting today through May 9 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

“Mothers have made an indelible impact on our sport since the moment it was founded in 1947 – from the legacies of Anne B. France and Lynda Petty to the modern-day accomplishments of others like Teresa and Kelley Earnhardt,” said Kim Brink, NASCAR senior vice president, marketing. “NASCAR with Mom honors the moments and memories fans and families in NASCAR have had with their mothers, and recognizes the critical role moms will play in the future of our sport.”

NASCAR Race Mom in by the garages with NASCAR Driver
Moses Smith - her oldest son.

During Mother’s Day weekend, NASCAR, 3M, Ford and Goodyear will be also surprising moms and their children with unique experiences at the Acceleration Nation Experience at the track leading up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, SpongeBob SquarePants 400 race at Kansas Speedway.

Click here to Check out one of my
fondest racing memories with my son

Monday, April 6, 2015

Celebrities Racing For A Cause #nascar

High Point Racing & BMR Racing Hosting Fundraiser for Nonprofit "A Walk On Water"at Irwindale Speedway before NASCAR King Taco Catering / Napa Auto Parts Spring Classic 150

Celebrities Racing For A Cause #nascar

On Saturday, April 11th at 6:00pm PDT, NASCAR driver development programs High Point Racing & BMR Racing will host a 20-lap celebrity race--in actual stock cars--immediately preceding the King Taco Catering/Napa Auto Parts 150 (Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale,Calif.), in partnership with nonprofit A Walk On Water.

Celebrity partners will raffle and auction off signed items post-race, as well as spread the word on social media to spur ticket sales. A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit A Walk On Water (AWOW), which provides surf therapy to children with special needs and their siblings.

The Grand Marshall of the race will be respected actor, AWOW Board Member, and Surf Therapy Instructor Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-0, Entourage, Oceans Eleven)

Confirmed celebrity drivers include:

  • * Brian Van Holt (Actor: Cougar Town, Black Hawk Down, House of Wax)
  • * Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Actor: NYPD Blue, Raising the Bar, Saved by the Bell)
  • * Dustin Penner (2X Stanley Cup winning professional hockey player: LA Kings/Anaheim Ducks)
  • * Alex Gray (Professional Surfer, Big Wave Charger)
  • * Emilio Rivera (Actor: Renegade, Con Air, Sons of Anarchy)
  • * Rusty Coones (Actor: Sons of Anarchy, Owner: Illusion Motorsports, Lead Guitar: Attika7)
  • * William Fichtner (Actor: Black Hawk Down, Invasion, Prison Break)
  • * Diedrich Bader (Actor: Office Space, Napoleon Dynamite, The Drew Carey Show)
  • * Rob Morrow (Actor: The Emperor's Club, Northern Exposure, Numb3rs)
  • * A.J. Buckley (Actor: CSI:NY, Justified)
  • * Skeet Ulrich (Actor: Jericho, Scream, The Craft)
  • * Mark Kriski (8-time Emmy winning Newscaster: KTLA Morning News)
  • * Swampy Marsh (Director, Writer, Producer: King of the Hill, Phineas & Ferb, The Simpsons)

The annual celebrity auto race at Irwindale Speedway has raised a significant amount of money for charitable causes over the years, helping area youths through selected nonprofits.

"We feel very fortunate to be able to give back to our local community through events like the celebrity race before the King Taco Catering/Napa Auto Parts 150", says Tim Huddleston, Director of High Point Racing, "A Walk On Water provides a valuable service to southern California families of special needs children, and we're honored to play a small part in financing their surf therapy events for the summer 2015 schedule."

All the drivers are taking this race quite seriously, attending multiple training sessions and safety suit fittings before squeezing behind the wheel of a high-powered race car capable of exceeding 140mph. After the race, the celebrity drivers will make themselves available to the general public in attendance for autographs before auctioning and raffling off signed memorabilia to raise money for AWOW. #Racing4AWOW

About A Walk On Water

A WALK ON WATER is a family of watermen sharing the therapeutic powers of the ocean with those in need. AWOW's primary goal is providing relief to families of children with special needs through "surf therapy" (water therapy through guided surf instruction). Surfing is used as a tool to build self-confidence and provides therapy via repetitive wave motion. Children experience the true "stoke" of surfing and a sense of accomplishment as family and friends cheer them on from the beach. Brothers, sisters (and even parents!) participate together, helping to solidify a sometimes strained bond between siblings. AWOW surf events focus on both the athletes and their families, who are treated to a well-deserved day of relaxation, healthy meals and support.

About High Point Racing

High Point Racing is a multi-level driver development program. For 20 years they have developed drivers in the Bandolero, Legend, S2, and Late Model divisions. High Point Racing has something to offer for all levels of experience. They strive to advance their drivers in their careers and do everything they can to encourage and work with them as they progress through the ranks.

About BMR Racing

Bill McAnally Racing (BMR) was founded in 1986 and is owned by former NASCAR K & N Pro Series West driver, Bill McAnally, with one vision; winning races and championships. BMR is dedicated to finding talented people and placing them to make the racing machine roll. BMR serves as a marketing tool for their race partners to increase sales and brand recognition.

Discounted Advance Purchase tickets are
available at: 

Tickets also available for purchase at: Irwindale Speedway
500 Speedway Dr, Irwindale, CA 91706

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Update and Giveaway (#nascar)

Cross-Country Motorcycle Journey Enters Its 21st Year

2015  Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America

Twenty one years ago, NASCAR driver Kyle Petty combined his passion for helping others with his love of motorcycles to create the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. One of the most successful and popular charity events in the country, the annual motorcycle trek engages celebrities, Ride sponsors, motorcycle enthusiasts, fans and local communities to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction. Since 1995, more than 7,500 riders have logged 11.1 million cumulative motorcycle miles and raised $16 million for Victory Junction and other children’s charities.

As a result of the Ride, more than 7,815 children have attended Victory Junction at no cost! The inspiration for the Ride came in 1994, when Petty and three friends rode their motorcycles from North Carolina to a NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway. Friends joined the ride along the way, and by the time the group reached Phoenix, it had grown to 30 riders. The turnout inspired Petty, and he decided to nurture the event into something bigger; The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America was born.

This year, Kyle Petty will lead approximately 200 riders on a route drafted by the Ride’s co-founder and 20-year participant, the late Don Tilley*. The Ride will travel from Santa Cruz, Calif. to Branson, Mo., May 2-8.

As a result of the Ride, more than 7,815 children
have attended Victory Junction at no cost!

Fans and spectators along the Charity Ride route may contribute to the Charity Ride’s “Small Change. Big Impact.” program, which accepts donations at local stops.

The 2015 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Schedule:

  • Day 1, Saturday, May 2 – Santa Cruz, CA to Bakersfield, CA
  • Day 2, Sunday, May 3 – Bakersfield, CA to Tonopah, NV
  • Day 3, Monday, May 4 – Tonopah, NV. to Bryce Canyon, UT
  • Day 4, Tuesday, May 5 – Bryce Canyon, UT to Moab, UT
  • Day 5, Wednesday, May 6 – Moab, UT to Colorado Springs, CO
  • Day 6, Thursday, May 7 – Colorado Springs, CO to Hutchinson, KS
  • Day 7, Friday, May 8 – Hutchinson, KS to Branson, MO

Since its inception by the Petty family in 2004 in honor of Kyle’s late son Adam, Victory Junction has served as the Ride’s primary beneficiary. Located on 84 acres in Randleman, N.C., Victory Junction exists to enrich the lives of children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses by creating camping experiences that are memorable, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound.

This year, many celebrities plan to participate in all or part of the 21st Anniversary Ride, including: NASCAR Hall of Famer and seven time champion Richard Petty; NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth; NASCAR legends Harry Gant and Donnie Allison; former NFL great Herschel Walker; Harley-Davidson, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Matt Levatich; NBC Sports NASCAR analyst Rick Allen; co-host of History Channel’s Top Gear America and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood

Kyle with his father, seven time champion Richard Petty.

“When Kyle started this Ride 21 years ago, I don’t think any of us realized just how special it would become,” said Kyle’s father Richard Petty. “Riding across our beautiful country on two wheels with great friends and family is incredible, but knowing you’re doing it to help others makes it the ride of a lifetime.”


“Oma Loves U!” has teamed up with the “Kyle Petty Charity Ride” to conduct a giveaway for her blog readers. One lucky fan will win an Official Event Shirt And Hat From The 2015 Ride autographed by Kyle Petty! (ARV $35.00)

Just use the easy Rafflecopter form below to enter.

*Giveaway open in USA only for 18+.*
*Giveaway ends 04/27/2015*
* Don Tilley

The route was co-drafted by the late Don Tilley. Tilley was a legend in racing and Harley-Davidson circles. He helped launch the charity ride in 1995 and led all twenty of Kyle Petty’s “Charity Ride Across America” treks. Tilley died as he lived for most of his 78 years; while riding his Harley. 

“Don taught me how to ride long distance, love Harleys & most importantly how to be a friend,” NASCAR driver Petty tweeted in August of 2014.