Wednesday, August 16, 2017

#NASCAR Race Schedule for Bristol Motor Speedway

#NASCAR Race Schedule for Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol Motor Speedway, formerly known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway, is a NASCAR short track venue located in Bristol, Tennessee. Constructed in 1960, it held its first NASCAR race on July 30, 1961. Despite its short length, Bristol is among the most popular tracks on the NASCAR schedule because of its distinct features, which include extraordinarily steep banking, an all concrete surface, two pit roads, and stadium-like seating. It has also been named one of the loudest NASCAR tracks.


Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers and teams all head to Bristol Motor Speedway for racing under the lights. Wednesday also offers a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race. #ItsBristolBaby


Bush’s Beans 150 - #NASCAR #NWMT
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NWMT
Bush’s Beans 150
Wednesday, August 16
6:05 PM
 

UNOH 200 #NASCAR #NCWTS
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
NCWTS
UNOH 200
Wednesday, August 16
8:30 PM
 

Food City 300 - #NASCAR #NXS
NASCAR XFINITY Series
NXS
Food City 300
Friday, August 18
7:30 PM 
 

Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race - #NASCAR #MENCS
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
MENCS
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race
Saturday, August 19
7:30 PM




Bristol Motor Speedway Schedule


Series Activity 

Wednesday, August 16
7:00 AM NCWTS Garage Opens
8:00 AM  NWMT Garage Opens
9:00 - 9:55 AM NCWTS 1st Practice
11:00 - 11:55 AM NCWTS Final Practice
12:30 - 2:00 PM  NWMT Final Practice
3:15 PM NWMT Qualifying (Two Laps, All Positions)
4:35 PM NCWTS Qualifying (Multi-Vehicle / Three Rounds)
5:45 PM NWMT  Driver Introductions
6:05 PM NWMT  Bush’s Beans 150 Race (150 Laps, 79.95 Miles)
8:00 PM NCWTS Driver Introductions
8:30 PM NCWTS UNOH 200 Race (200 Laps, 106.6 Miles)






Thursday, August 17
10:30 - 6:00 PM  NXS Garage Open
1:00 - 1:55 PM NXS 1st Practice
3:00 - 3:55 PM  NXS Final Practice






Friday, August 18
7:30 - 7:00 PM  MENCS  Garage Open
9:30 AM NXS Garage Opens
10:00 - 11:25 AM  MENCS  1st Practice
12:30 - 1:55 PM  MENCS  Final Practice
3:40 PM NXS Qualifying (Multi-Vehicle / Three Rounds)
5:45 PM MENCS  Qualifying (Multi-Vehicle / Three Rounds)
7:00 PM NXS Driver Introductions
7:30 PM NXS Food City 300 Race (300 Laps, 159.9 Miles)






Saturday, August 19
11:00 AM MENCS  Garage Open
5:45 - 6:45 PM 
Concert
6:50 PM MENCS  Driver Introductions
7:30 PM MENCS  Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (500 Laps, 266.5 Miles)



(Eastern) All Times Are Listed In Local / Eastern Standard Time



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#NASCAR Race Schedule for Bristol Motor Speedway
#NASCAR Race Schedule for Bristol Motor Speedway

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Thoughts On Dale Jr.'s Last Bristol Night Race #ItsBristolBaby

Thoughts On Dale Jr.'s Last Bristol Night Race

"They will tear this place down if he won one more time"

Here's a couple of fan bites on what they think Dale Jr.'s last Bristol Night Race will be like. 

Share a Dale Jr. thought with us by using the hashtag #ItsBristolBaby on your favorite social media channel.



Dale Jr., Shares His Thoughts on All Things Bristol.




 

 

Last Weekend

Dale Earnhardt Jr. recorded a 14th-place finish in his last #NASCAR Cup Series start


Dale Earnhardt Jr. recorded a 14th-place finish in his last NASCAR Cup Series start at Michigan International Speedway. The finish moved the No. 88 team up one position to 22nd in the series standings through 23 races.


The NASCAR Cup Series returns to Bristol Motor Speedway next where Earnhardt will once again pull double duty competing in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Friday night and the Cup Series event Saturday night.


Thoughts On Dale Jr.'s Last Bristol Night Race #ItsBristolBaby - #NASCAR

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Sam Hornish Jr. Wins at Mid-Ohio

Sam Hornish Jr. Wins at Mid-Ohio

304th Win For Rouch Yates

Sam Hornish Jr., at his hometown track, won his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race this season - #NASCAR


Sam Hornish Jr., at his hometown track, won his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race this season and fourth Xfinity race for Team Penske at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

“We had an excellent Ford Mustang,” commented Hornish - #NASCAR


“We had an excellent Ford Mustang,” commented Hornish. “The guys worked hard and gave me a great car, from the time we unloaded this thing was a rocket ship. We really knew we had a car that could win this race, it was just up to me.”

Hornish, making just his third start of the season in the Team Penske No. 22 Ford Mustang, sat on the pole, by leveraging the power of the Ford FR9 Carb engine to set a new track record of 83.921 in Lexington, Ohio.

the Ford FR9 Carb engine


“Sam did an incredible job all weekend,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Congratulations to Sam, Roger and the Team Penske organization.”

The No. 22 led a race-high 61 of the 75 laps, dominating the 2.258-mile circuit in the Mid-Ohio Challenge, in addition to collecting the second stage win.

The No. 22 led a race-high 61 of the 75 laps - #NASCAR


The race saw nine lead changes, majority of which were in the last 30 laps. With five laps to go and after a hectic restart, Hornish was able to clear the field and build a 1.33 second lead on the No. 21 Daniel Hemric, to bring home his first XFINITY win in his home state and fifth of his XFINITY career.



 the Team Penske duo of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano started side-by-side - #NASCAR


In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Team Penske duo of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano started side-by-side, after Keselowski qualified on the pole by turning the fastest Cup lap in the 2017 season at 203.097mph at Michigan International Speedway.

Keselowski led a race-high 105 laps and won the first stage, but it was Trevor Bayne from Roush Fenway Racing who used pit strategy and a strong final restart to be the highest Ford finisher in fifth, while Kurt Busch from Stewart Haas Racing (SHR) was 11th, Aric Almirola from Richard Petty Motorsports was 12th, Kevin Harvick (SHR) 13th and Ryan Blaney from Wood Brother’s Racing rounded out the top fifteen.

trevor Bayne from Roush Fenway Racing used pit strategy and a strong final restart to be the highest Ford finisher in fifth = #MENCS #NASCAR


Closing in on the last three races of the regular NASCAR season; Bristol, Darlington and Richmond. It will be a fight to the finish to see who secures the remaining spots for the 2017 NASCAR Playoffs.


All three NASCAR series will head to the last GREAT COLOSSEUM in Bristol, Tennessee. Racing starts on Wednesday night, August 16th at 8:30 PM ET with the Camping World Truck Series and concludes Saturday August 18th, under the lights with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at 7:30 PM ET.

All three NASCAR series will head to the last GREAT COLOSSEUM in Bristol, Tennessee. #NASCAR





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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Drive to Stop Diabetes

Drive to Stop Diabetes

Commit to Leading an Active and Healthy Lifestyle.

 

Drive to Stop Diabetes - #NASCAR


Many NASCAR® fans are affected by diabetes, which puts one out of three Americans at risk for
Drive to Stop Diabetes - #NASCAR
this life-threatening chronic disease. Diabetes can lead to serious complications such as high blood pressure, heart disease, blindness, neuropathy and more.

NASCAR XFINITY Series® driver Ryan Reed was determined not to allow his diabetes diagnosis to stop him. So far this season Ryan has won at Daytona and currently sits eighth in the XFINITY Series Playoff standings. With consistent physical activity, healthy eating, and a supportive health care team, he perseveres every day to stay healthy and safely on the track. Join Ryan to take control of your health and make diabetes care a priority. Ryan is living proof that with commitment and lifestyle changes, diabetes doesn’t have to prevent you from doing what you love.

Drive Your Health


Summer is here, which means that barbecue season is as well. Consider replacing a heavier dish while still satisfying your taste buds with a lighter option like these fresh grilled scallops with chunky salsa verde. For more guilt-free summer recipes, check out our Recipes for Healthy Living.

Accept Ryan’s Challenge and commit to leading an active and healthy lifestyle. You can find diabetes management resources, as well as fitness and nutrition tips, to help you get started. And be sure to tell us how you #DriveYourHealth on social media and inspire others to persevere.


Drive to Stop Diabetes - #NASCAR

 

The 77th Scientific Sessions


The American Diabetes Association® is dedicated to preventing and curing diabetes. That’s why we hold our annual Scientific Sessions, bringing leaders in diabetes research together to share their findings on treatment, care and innovation. Here are some research highlights from the 77th Scientific Sessions, which took place in June in San Diego.


Drive to Stop Diabetes - #NASCAR

Please join us in raising awareness for diabetes issues—and (of course) sending best wishes to Ryan Reed and the No. 16 Lilly Diabetes Team for a great rest of the season!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Mobil 1 To Continue As ‘Official Motor Oil Of NASCAR’

Mobil 1 To Continue As ‘Official Motor Oil Of NASCAR’
Mobil 1 To Continue As ‘Official Motor Oil Of NASCAR’
Today, at the NASCAR Fuel For Business meetings in New York City, NASCAR® and ExxonMobil announced the renewal of a long-standing partnership that will continue to designate the Mobil 1™ brand as the "Official Motor Oil of NASCAR®". The newly signed agreement will extend the successful partnership to 20 years, which has been highlighted by marketing and technological innovation that has catalyzed growth across both entities.

"Mobil 1 is one of the most recognizable brands in the world and we are pleased to continue our longstanding partnership for years to come," said Lou Garate, vice president, partnership marketing, NASCAR. "Our partner utilizes its official status as a powerful part of its marketing mix through advertising, packaging, point-of-sale and promotions, helping market NASCAR to millions of Americans."

The continued partnership with NASCAR is increasingly beneficial to the Mobil 1 brand. A recent study from Turnkey sports and entertainment found that at the end of the 2016 race season, the number of NASCAR race fans identifying Mobil 1 as the "Official Motor Oil of NASCAR" was at a three year high, increasing steadily among avid and casual NASCAR fans each year since the end of the 2014 season. The proportion of avid NASCAR fans stating they would be more likely to purchase a product from an Official NASCAR Partner has also increased 13% over the same period.


Mobil 1 To Continue As ‘Official Motor Oil Of NASCAR’

According to a recent independent study from Simmons Research, NASCAR fans are 30% more likely than non-fans to add or change motor oil themselves or have another household member do so.

"We are delighted to continue to serve as the ‘Official Motor Oil of NASCAR’," said Kai Decker, global motorsports manager at ExxonMobil. "The renewed partnership allows us to connect with racing of the most popular and exciting motorsport series in the country. NASCAR has also been integral in helping support the launch of Mobil 1™ Annual Protection motor oil."

According to ExxonMobil, Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil is used by more than 50% of teams competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™ and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™. The use of these oils across all three NASCAR national series provides a testing ground for ExxonMobil engineers, who create products for race fans and general consumers, which are proven to perform under the most challenging of conditions. 


Mobil 1 To Continue As ‘Official Motor Oil Of NASCAR’ ExxonMobil extensively utilized Mobil 1’s "Official Motor Oil of NASCAR" status to help launch Mobil 1 Annual Protection, which allows drivers to go one full year – or 20,000 miles whichever comes first – between oil changes. For the breakout product’s nationwide advertising campaign, Stewart-Haas Racing driver, Kevin Harvick, features as the hero of the commercials, while also being featured in a prominent video series on social media. A new digital video series featuring the entire Stewart-Haas Racing team is also supporting the new product. Furthermore, the Mobil 1 Annual Protection product appeared as primary sponsor on a hood for each of the Stewart-Haas Racing drivers at NASCAR tracks throughout the 2017 season.

To further support the launch of Mobil 1 Annual Protection motor oil, ExxonMobil will host a fan friendly event at Plaza33 outside New York City’s most iconic basketball arena on Wednesday, August 16. Kevin Harvick will be in attendance and fans will have the opportunity to meet the driver of the No. 4 car, while also taking part in unique activities.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

IndyCar Driver Graham Rahal Honor Military Members

IndyCar Driver Graham Rahal Honor Military Members This story happened in May; however it was such an important event, I felt compelled to share it with my readers. NASCAR Race Mom wishes she knew about this opportunity. I would have loved to nominate my hometown hero, Jimmie Lee Beckstrand for the special recognition of having his name engraved on a gold plate permanently affixed to the brick wall as a small token of appreciation for his selfless service and sacrifice.

“You silent tents of green,
We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours”
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


IndyCar Driver Graham Rahal Honor Military Members

by Deaqon James

Graham Rahal and Crown Royal Honor Military Members


Crown Royal and Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced that during Armed Forces and Indy 500 weekends, a Wall of Gratitude will be erected to honor our nation’s servicemen and women. Race fans 21+ can submit the names of their own personal military heroes to be engraved on gold plates to be placed on the wall as a small token of appreciation for their service.

IndyCar Driver Graham Rahal, Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett were in attendance to help Crown Royal with the unveiling of the wall. May is Military Appreciation Month and this initiative kicks off Armed Forces Weekend in Indy so the news is quite timely!

Graham Rahal and Crown Royal Honor Military Members
IndyCar driver Graham Rahal places the name of his military hero, his grandfather,
Michael Rahal, on the Crown Royal Wall of Gratitude at the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway, Thursday, May 18, 2017. (Doug McSchooler/AP Images for Crown Royal)
This weekend, thousands of fans will flock to the Racing Capital of the World to watch their favorite drivers qualify for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 during Crown Royal Armed Forces Weekend. And starting this year, those fans will have the opportunity to permanently cement the names of their military heroes at the track in recognition of their generous sacrifice.

Graham Rahal and Crown Royal Honor Military Members
Members from Wish for Our Heroes, an organization dedicated to providing
resources to the active duty service men and women during and after their
deployment, pose with IndyCar driver Graham Rahal at the Crown Royal Wall
of Gratitude press conference on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Indianapolis
Motor Speedway. (Doug McSchooler/AP Images for Crown Royal)
Inspired by the iconic Yard of Bricks marking the track’s finish line, Crown Royal and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) have erected a brick Wall of Gratitude to display the names of military members past and present. Located in the infield at New Myers Drive and 6th Street (next to the Crown Royal tent), fans 21+ can submit names to be engraved on gold plates permanently affixed to the brick wall as a small token of appreciation for their selfless service.

Graham Rahal and Crown Royal Honor Military Members
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, left, submits Lt. Col. Bruce P. Crandall’s name
to the Crown Royal Wall of Gratitude on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Doug McSchooler/AP Images for Crown Royal)

Throughout the weekend, Crown Royal will be randomly surprising select nominators with VIP race experiences and tickets.

Race-goers can also stop by the Crown Royal tent to assemble care packages for troops overseas, interact with custom photo booths that facilitate local charity donations and sample various whiskies. The full schedule for submissions to the Wall of Gratitude is below:
  • Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Indianapolis 500 Race Weekend
  • Friday, May 26: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 27: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 28: 7 a.m.-12 p.m.

“Serving one’s country is, without a doubt, among the most generous things a person can do,” said Jim Ruane, Director of Crown Royal. “We look forward to seeing the Wall of Gratitude filled to the top with names of servicemen and women as we toast to their honor during Crown Royal Armed Forces Weekend and the Indy 500 – rooted in remembrance and celebration of our nation’s heroes.”

Graham Rahal and Crown Royal Honor Military Members
Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles, from left, Crown Royal
National Brand Ambassador Stephen Wilson, Crown Royal Director Jim Ruane
and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett pose in front of the Crown Royal Wall of
Gratitude on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
(Doug McSchooler/AP Images for Crown Royal)

Building upon the legacy of Crown Royal’s “Your Hero’s Name Here” program, 2017 marks the sixth straight year the whisky maker has partnered with IMS to recognize the most generous among us – the true kings and queens of their communities – in one-of-a-kind ways.


“This is a fitting and unique way to honor our military heroes during the Month of May at the Racing Capital of the World,” said IMS President J. Douglas Boles. “Crown Royal’s Wall of Gratitude and the chance it provides to celebrate our military members and veterans will be a highlight for many fans visiting the track.”

Graham Rahal and Crown Royal Honor Military Members
Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles presented the Crown Royal
team with a commemorative bottle of milk at a press conference on Thursday,
May 18, 2017 to unveil the Crown Royal Wall of Gratitude.
(Doug McSchooler/AP Images for Crown Royal)

Crown Royal’s “Live Generously and Life Will Treat You Royally” campaign aims to inspire generosity in all of its many forms, building upon the brand’s longstanding history of celebrating military heroes – from giving veterans the royal treatment at pro sporting events, to helping a blinded soldier see his hometown in a novel way, to year-round collection of care packages for deployed troops.

Crown Royal asks that all race fans honor generously, but drink in moderation.



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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Will Rodgers Earns First Career Victory

Will Rodgers Earns First Career Victory

Road Course Ace Holds off Garcia Jr. In Overtime

Will Rodgers Earns First Career Victory #NASCAR


It was a day of firsts for Will Rodgers. In his first ever NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start, he became a first-time winner.



The Murrieta, California, native wheeled his No. 7 Solvang Brewing Company Ford to Victory Lane for the first time in his NASCAR K&N Pro Series career, holding off Ruben Garcia Jr. and Todd Gilliland on an overtime restart.



"We fired off right off the truck really well," Rodgers said post-race. "I knew we were going to have a really good piece for the race. It was just a matter of making the right moves at the right time."

Todd Gilliland came home in second-place, 1.493 seconds behind Rodgers and Harrison Burton crossed the start/finish line in third-place.

"We had a pretty good run from being ninth in practice," Gilliland said post-race. "We picked up a little from qualifying to qualify in the fifth position. And from there, we kind of rode for the first few laps and then those guys got off line and made a few mistakes and were able to slide by them. Just a little more mistake free than those guys I was racing. "

Burton maintains his championship series points lead over Gilliland by four points.

"Battling back was the biggest deal," Burton said post-race. "We just had an ill-handling race car in the first segment there. Fought back from that, got a little better at the break and had to capitalize on the restarts and cautions that came out. [...] solid points day, but we just got to look ahead."

"We fired off right off the truck really well," Rodgers said post-race. #NASCAR


Fin Str Car Driver Laps
1 2 7 Will Rodgers * 42
2 5 16 Todd Gilliland 42
3 3 12 Harrison Burton 42
4 14 6 Ruben Garcia Jr. 42
5 7 42 Jay Beasley 42
6 11 4 Ronnie Bassett, Jr. 42
7 12 4 Chase Cabre * 42
8 15 28 Dylan Murry * 42
9 10 44 Dillon Bassett 42
10 9 27 Matt Tifft 42
11 16 40 Brandon Jones 42
12 6 30 Tyler Dippel 42
13 19 43 Gary Klutt * 42
14 20 32 Robert Pawlowski * 42
15 13 17 Chase Purdy * 42
16 4 2 Collin Cabre 42
17 8 31 Scott Heckert 42
18 17 13 Max Papis 35
19 1 1 Ryan Truex 26
20 18 5 Enrique Baca * 9
* Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year

RACE STATISTICS

Fastest Qualifier: Ryan Truex, Time: 73.345 Seconds, Speed: 120.254 mph
Time of Race: 1 hrs., 14 mins, 7 secs Average Speed: 83.301 mph Margin of Victory: 1.493 Seconds
Caution Flags: Laps 22-23 (Break - FP #13); 27-29 (#01 in the esses - FP #30); 36-39 (#13 before the inner loop - FP #31). 3 for 9 laps.
Lap Leaders: Ryan Truex 1-26, Todd Gilliland 27-30, Will Rodgers * 31-42.
Total Laps Led: Ryan Truex 26, Will Rodgers * 12, Todd Gilliland 4. 2 changes involving 3 drivers.

Top 10 Driver Points: 
  1. Harrison Burton 468
  2. Todd Gilliland 464
  3. Chase Purdy * 406
  4. Ronnie Bassett, Jr. 404
  5. Ruben Garcia Jr. 393
  6. Chase Cabre * 388
  7. Jay Beasley 367
  8. Dillon Bassett 350
  9. Tyler Dippel 346
  10. Collin Cabre 338

RACE NOTES:

  • • The #6 Team was sent to the rear on the initial start due to unapproved adjustments after post qualifying tech
  • • At the break, the #17 and #27 did not roll at designated time and were penalized to the rear of the field
  • • The #11 Team ran the #01 on the car for the event – The #11 will receive the owners points for the event
  • • The #9 Team ran the #5 on the car for the event – The # 9 will receive the owners points for the event
  • • The #7 Team does not hold a combination license (West only) and will not receive Owners points for the event
  • • The #27 Team does not hold a combination license (West only) and will not receive Owners points for the event

CONTINGENCY AWARDS:

  • COOR'S LIGHT POLE AWARD: #01 Ryan Truex
  • SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE RACE: #7 Will Rodgers
  • COCA COLA MOVE OF THE RACE: #6 Ruben Garcia Jr
  • BREMBO BRAKE THROUGH CHALLENGE: #6 Ruben Garcia Jr



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A-Post Decals Honor Harry Scott Jr. at the Glen

A-Post Decals Honor Harry Scott Jr. at the Glen

Former NASCAR team owner Harry Scott Jr. passes away at age 51

Former NASCAR team owner Harry Scott Jr. passes away at age 51 #nascar


Harry Scott Jr., a team owner in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series from 2013-16 as well as a co-owner in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, died Wednesday.


 A-Post Decals Honor Harry Scott Jr. at the Glen #NASCAR
NASCAR teams in both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series will honor former team owner Harry Scott Jr. at Watkins Glen International this weekend with A-Post decals honoring Scott.

Scott began his NASCAR efforts as co-owner of Turner Scott Motorsports with fellow team owner Steve Turner in 2013. The group fielded entries in the Camping World Truck Series and XFINITY Series. Later that season, Scott agreed to purchase the assets for Phoenix Racing, a single-car entity competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett and Clint Bowyer were among the competitors who drove for the premier series team, renamed HScott Motorsports, from 2014-16. At one time, Scott had ownership ties to eight teams competing in NASCAR — in addition to his two Monster Energy Series teams, he also co-owned one XFINITY Series team in collaboration with fellow owner Chip Ganassi and five NASCAR K&N Pro Series East teams with co-owner Justin Marks.


Scott became a first-time championship winning team owner in 2013 when the Turner Scott Motorsports group won the K&N Pro Series East title with driver Dylan Kwasniewski. Justin Haley (2016), William Byron (‘15) and Ben Rhodes (’14) won K&N Pro Series East championships for the Scott/Marks organization.

Combined, the Turner/Scott and Scott/Marks efforts won 24 races between 2013-16.


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Blake Koch – Watkins Glen International Advance

Koch to Makes his 200th Career #NXS Start

Blake Koch to Makes his 200th Career #NXS Start (#NASCAR)Blake Koch at Watkins Glen InternationalBlake Koch has five previous starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) at Watkins Glen International (WGI).

Koch earned a track-best starting position of 14th in 2016, but finished 35th after a multi-car pileup on Lap 17 ended the team’s day. Koch’s best finish of 18th at the track came in 2015 after starting 29th.

Milestone Weekend… Koch makes his 200th career NXS start this weekend at WGI. The West Palm Beach, Fla. native grew up racing dirt bikes, but did not drive a stock car until the age of 21. Koch joined NXS competition in 2011 and ran his first full NXS season in 2015. He also has six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts and 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts under his belt.

Sounding Off – Blake Koch… “I really do enjoy road course racing. This weekend at Watkins Glen will be different with the new downforce package for the XFINITY cars. The most difficult part of the track for me is typically the esses so we will make the most of practice and put all of the moving pieces together. We have great engines, brakes and people so we have all of the right ingredients for our No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevy to run well at road courses.”
Watkins Glen will be different with the new downforce package for the XFINITY cars. The most difficult part of the track for me is typically the esses so we will make the most of practice and put all of the moving pieces together. We have great engines, brakes and people so we have all of the right ingredients for our No. 11

2017 Season… Koch is currently 10th in the NXS Championship standings after 19 races. He has recorded one pole position, five top-10 starts, two top-10 finishes and eight top-15 finishes. The Kaulig Racing driver has led 29 laps so far in 2017. Last week at Iowa Speedway, Koch qualified a track-best seventh en route to a track-best finish and career-tying best finish of eighth.


Blake Koch NXS Career… Koch makes his 200th NXS start this weekend at WGI. To date, Koch has a career-best NXS starting position of first at Talladega Superspeedway (May 2017), and a career-best NXS finish of eighth at RIR (April 2016), Bristol Motor Speedway (August 2016), Phoenix International Raceway (November 2016) and Iowa Speedway (July 2017).


Tune-In… The 82-lap Zippo 200 at The Glen from WGI will be televised live Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN and will be broadcasted live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel 90.


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