Monday, July 31, 2017

Race Iowa Speedway in NASCAR Heat 2

Race Iowa Speedway in NASCAR Heat 2

Iowa Speedway to appear in a console video game for the first time ever


Iowa Speedway has long since been a track that all NASCAR, ARCA and INDYCAR drivers circle on their calendars. Now, for the first time ever, console video gamers can experience the Fastest Short Track on the Planet firsthand in NASCAR Heat 2, the upcoming racing title from 704Games, NASCAR Team Properties’ exclusive console simulation-style video game licensee.

“Joining NASCAR Heat 2 is a big deal for us as a track,” said Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small. “The release of this game is a way for us to share short track racing with a larger audience, from the driver’s seat, no less.”

Developed by Monster Games, NASCAR Heat 2 expands on the core experience of last year’s NASCAR Heat Evolution with a deeper career mode supporting all three national racing series, upgraded visuals, physics and damage models, expanded online multiplayer functionality, and the return of two-player local multiplayer. It features all the top drivers, teams, and incredibly detailed environments, giving fans a true-to-life racing challenge that captures the feel of driving on tracks like Iowa Speedway.

NASCAR Heat 2 is expected to launch in North America on Sept. 12, 2017, for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC. Fans can pre-order NASCAR Heat 2 and find additional information throughout the summer on the game’s official website: www.NASCARHeat.com. Fans can also follow NASCAR Heat 2 on Facebook and https://www.instagram.com/704nascarheat/ for the latest updates.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ryan Preece Makes the Best of his Two Race Stint at JGR

Ryan Preece Makes the Best of his Two Race Stint at JGR

Preece Impresses with an Xfinity Runner-Up & Win

 



While Ryan Preece impresses in his Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) NASCAR Xfinity debut; it was nothing compared to his drive yesterday. Kyle Busch may have won that Overton’s 200 on July15th at New Hampshire, but it was Ryan Preece who stole the show. The 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion was widely impressive in his first race since last season and finished second to Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch.

"This one’s for all the short track guys," said the 26-year-old Berlin, Connecticut native after his Xfinity Debut. "I work hard week in and out with that modified, so to be able to have this opportunity means a lot to me."



Well, yesterday was even better for Preece. The driver of the #20 MoHawk Northeast Inc. Toyota, held off a hard-charging teammate Kyle Benjamin in a green-white checkered finish that came after the third restart in the race’s final 17 pulse-quickening laps.

“I thought this race would never end, that’s for sure,” related an emotional Preece. “But man, nothing’s going to beat today.”

Ryan ran full-time in 2016, but made the decision to funnel his 2017 XFINITY Series resources into a two-race deal with JGR. That strategy paid off productively. After his runner-up finish in New Hampshire; the race yesterday went off perfectly. 



Preece earned his first career Coors Light Pole Award; led Stage One in its entirety; and battled restarts confidently to the race win.


“I’m so at a loss of words right now,” Preece said. “I don’t know what to say. This is what emotion is, I can tell you that.”


NASCAR XFINITY Series Race -
US Cellular 250 Presented by American Ethanol
Iowa Speedway
Newton, Iowa
Saturday, July 29, 2017

  1. (1) Ryan Preece, Toyota, 254.
  2. (2) Kyle Benjamin, Toyota, 254.
  3. (11) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 254.
  4. (8) Brennan Poole, Chevrolet, 254.
  5. (5) Cole Custer #, Ford, 254.
  6. (28) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 254.
  7. (3) Daniel Hemric #, Chevrolet, 254.
  8. (7) Blake Koch, Chevrolet, 254.
  9. (17) William Byron #, Chevrolet, 254.
  10. (19) Brandon Jones, Chevrolet, 254.
  11. (21) Brett Moffitt(i), Chevrolet, 254.
  12. (6) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 254.
  13. (16) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 254.
  14. (25) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 254.
  15. (26) Harrison Rhodes, Chevrolet, 254.
  16. (9) Ty Majeski, Ford, 254.
  17. (20) Dakoda Armstrong, Toyota, 254.
  18. (22) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 254.
  19. (10) Matt Tifft #, Toyota, 253.
  20. (14) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 252.
  21. (18) Ryan Reed, Ford, 252.
  22. (31) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 252.
  23. (13) Ben Kennedy #, Chevrolet, 251.
  24. (30) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 249.
  25. (32) Dylan Lupton, Toyota, 249.
  26. (36) David Starr, Chevrolet, 249.
  27. (35) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 249.
  28. (27) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 249.
  29. (38) Brandon Brown, Chevrolet, 248.
  30. (37) Ray Black II, Chevrolet, 247.
  31. (40) Mike Harmon, Dodge, 243.
  32. (39) Stan Mullis, Chevrolet, 241.
  33. (23) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 233.
  34. (4) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, Accident, 229.
  35. (34) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, Accident, 218.
  36. (15) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 218.
  37. (12) Spencer Gallagher #, Chevrolet, Accident, 170.
  38. (33) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, Handling, 46.
  39. (29) Reed Sorenson(i), Chevrolet, Transmission, 9.
  40. (24) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, Vibration, 3.



Average Speed of Race Winner: 96.9 mph.
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 17 Mins, 37 Secs. Margin of Victory: 0.054 Seconds.
Caution Flags: 7 for 40 laps.
Lead Changes: 4 among 4 drivers.
Lap Leaders:
  • R. Preece 1-63; 
  • K. Benjamin 64-68; 
  • E. Sadler 69-70; 
  • J. Allgaier 71-176; 
  • R. Preece 177-254.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):
  • R. Preece 2 times for 141 laps; 
  • J. Allgaier 1 time for 106 laps; 
  • K. Benjamin 1 time for 5 laps; 
  • E. Sadler 1 time for 2 laps.

Stage #1 Top Ten: 20,1,18,48,22,7,00,19,2,11
Stage #2 Top Ten: 7,20,1,2,18,48,22,00,60,19

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sunoco’s Free Fuel 5000 is Back for the Thirteenth Year!

Sunoco’s Free Fuel 5000 is Back for the Thirteenth Year!

The 2017 Sunoco® UltraTech™ Free Fuel 5000 Sweepstakes

Sunoco’s Free Fuel 5000 is Back for the Thirteenth Year!
This summer, Sunoco is giving away $5,000 in free fuel to eleven (11) grand prize winners. It’s super simple.

Just place a Sunoco decal on your vehicle and, if you’re spotted by judges, you win a gift card on the spot and, more importantly, you receive an entry to the $5,000 grand prize drawing.

Sunoco’s Free Fuel 5000 is Back for the Thirteenth Year!

The Three Ways to Get Your Decal:

  1. Stop by any participating Sunoco Station and pick one up for free. Find a Sunoco near you.
  2. Request a decal on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gosunoco.
  3. By mail: send a self-addressed stamped envelope along with a 3" x 5" card with your name, home mailing address, age, and phone number to:
    2017 Sunoco Ultratech™ Free Fuel 5000
    PO BOX 5046
    Department 830307
    Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5046

Sunoco makes it even easier to be spotted, by providing participants with a map of the spotter’s locations.

Click Here for Spotter Location Map


To Enter Click Here for the Free Fuel 5000 Sweepstakes Page


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For more information, read the official contest rules 




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Todd Gilliland Scores Back-to-Back Wins at Iowa Speedway

Todd Gilliland Scores Back-to-Back Wins at Iowa Speedway

NASCAR Next driver gives Bill McAnally Racing fourth straight win in central Iowa

Todd Gilliland Scores Back-to-Back Wins at Iowa Speedway. #NASCAR


That will change after the NASCAR Next driver captured his seventh win overall on the season and fourth consecutive win for Bill McAnally Racing at Iowa Speedway. NASCAR Next is an overarching industry initiative to help spotlight NASCAR’s rising stars – and bolster fan recognition around talent that will hopefully grow into NASCAR mainstays.

Thanks to a change by NASCAR in how it will score the annual K&N Pro Series combination race at Iowa Speedway, it is now possible for drivers to compete for the NASCAR K&N East and West titles in the same season and Gilliland is taking full advantage.

“Our car was pretty good tonight on restarts especially,” said Gilliland. “This is a special place to Bill McAnally Racing. This helped us catch up to [Harrison] Burton and pull away from [Chris] Eggleston.”

Todd Gilliland Scores Back-to-Back Wins at Iowa Speedway. #NASCAR
Gilliland held off fellow NASCAR Next driver Chase Purdy on a late race restart en route to Casey’s General Store’s Victory Lane. Chris Eggleston, who trails points leader Gilliland in the West standings, crossed the line in third.

Last year, Gilliland won handily in his Iowa Speedway debut, taking home a race win for the fourth time in the 2016 season on his way to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Championship.

The NASCAR XFINITY Series U.S. Cellular 250 presented by American Ethanol is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, July 29. Fans should plan to arrive at Iowa Speedway early to avoid congestion. Parking lots open at 9:00 a.m. CT with plenty of pre-race entertainment on tap.


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Friday, July 28, 2017

NASCAR K&N Pro Series Rookie Derek Kraus Holds His Own at Bill McAnally Racing

NASCAR K&N Pro Series Rookie Derek Kraus Holds His Own at Bill McAnally Racing

Earns His First K&N Pro Series Career Pole Today for the #Caseys150

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West rookie Derek Kraus is learning from some of the best drivers. Both of his Bill McAnally Racing teammates, Todd Gilliland and Chris Eggleston, are K&N Pro Series West champions. Gilliland and Eggleston combined to win the first seven races of the K&N Pro Series West schedule.

#NASCAR K&N Pro Series Rookie Derek Kraus Holds His Own at Bill McAnally Racing


The bar is set pretty high at Bill McAnally Racing. But Kraus is putting together an impressive season in his first in the K&N Pro Series West.

“I knew going to Bill McAnally Racing, they have a great crew, great team in the shop and at the race track,” Kraus said. “I was just there for two weeks, spending as much time with the crew,it just shows how much hard work they do. They get there at 6:30 in the morning and leave at 9:30 at night. It just shows they are one of the hardest working in the K&N Series combined, East and West.”

#NASCAR K&N Pro Series Rookie Derek Kraus Holds His Own at Bill McAnally Racing
Kraus is third in the K&N Pro Series West standings after eight races. He leads the K&N Pro Series West rookie standings. He has three runner-up finishes and was the highest finishing driver from Bill McAnally Racing at the most recent race at Sonoma Raceway. He came in fifth place.

Kevin Harvick, a driver in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series and the 2014 Cup Series champion, won the West Series race at Sonoma. For Kraus, it was his fifth top-five finish of the season.

“It was a really good run,” said Kraus after the race in Sonoma. “We had a problem in qualifying. We found out we had something wrong with the front suspension. We had to take it out of the tech line and fix it. So, we had to start at the back.”

He started 19th in the 32-car field and worked his way around the 1.99-mile road course like a seasoned veteran. By the end of the race, he was running with the leaders and clicking off laps with ease.

“We got through the field well and the halfway break helped us to make adjustments,” the 17-year-old Kraus said. “After that, our Carlyle Tools Toyota was really good. It was really fun racing here. It was my first time on a road course. I’m really happy with a top-five finish.”

Kraus opened the K&N Pro Series West season with a sixth place finish at Tucson Speedway in Arizona in March. He turned in his first runner-up finish in the second race of the season at Kern County Raceway Park, in California five days later.

Kraus battled Gilliland for the win at Kern County. He said experience was the difference in the race. Gilliland was able to save his tires for the end of the race. Kraus didn’t have enough traction at the end to challenge Gilliland. Still the two raced hard to the checkered flag.

“We’re teammates. We got to race each other clean,” Kraus said after the race.“Hopefully it will pay back to me if I’m leading the race and he’ll race me clean. Today was a big learning curve on saving tires and everything with the car.”

Kraus had his second runner-up result at Spokane County Raceway Park. He finished second to Gilliland again. Gilliland won his fourth race in a row at Spokane.

The Bill McAnally Racing dominance was apparent again at Colorado National Speedway in June. Eggleston won the race and Kraus was second again. The Bill McAnally Racing drivers qualified 1-2-3 and finished 1-2-3.

“Colorado I felt we had a pretty good car,” Kraus said. “I wish it would have run green for longer toward the end. I felt we had a better car on the longer runs.

“At Orange Show, I felt we had the better car there too. Orange Show and Colorado are the two I could have won. Unfortunately at Orange Show we got spun out. Colorado we had a car that didn’t turn on until 10, 15 laps into a run.”

He finished in 16th place in the Orange Show race. Even though the result wasn’t what he wanted, his car ran with the leaders for most of the race. He spun out late in the race and fell back at the finish.

Kraus will get a chance to test his racing skills against the K&N Pro Series East in the next race. The Casey’s General Store 150 at Iowa Speedway will pit the drivers from the K&N Pro Series East and West in the same race.

“It’ll be my first time there at Iowa as well,” Kraus said. “What I’ve heard is it’s a really fun track. It’s got a lot of characteristics to it with the bumps. I’m pretty excited to be going to Iowa. We will have a really good crowd there hopefully and just really looking forward to it.”


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WIX® Filters Paint Scheme Marks Martin Truex Jr.’S No. 78 Toyota at New Hampshire

WIX® Filters Paint Scheme Marks Martin Truex Jr.’S No. 78 Toyota at New Hampshire WIX® Filters, celebrating 50 years in motorsports, revealed the primary paint scheme on Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 78 Toyota in this month’s Overton’s 301 NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.


WWIX Filters joined Furniture Row Racing this season as a key technical partner. In addition to the primary sponsorship in New Hampshire, WIX Filters has a season-long associate sponsorship role with Furniture Row''s two-car team of Truex in the No. 78 Toyota entry and Erik Jones in the No. 77 Toyota entry.

"It''s been a tremendous season with Martin and the Furniture Row Racing team," said Jennifer Gibson, brand manager for WIX Filters. "The paint scheme looks incredible and we can''t wait to see it on the track in New Hampshire."

The sponsorship marks a rich history between WIX and teams on NASCAR''s most competitive racing circuit, which provides a grueling testing ground for WIX''s high-performance automotive filters. WIX became an industrial member of NASCAR in 1968, and earned the title of the No. 1 Filter in Motorsports due to the product being used by more teams than any other brand.

Truex, who was dominant Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway by claiming his third victory of the season, says he is thrilled about driving the No. 78 WIX Filters Toyota at his family''s adopted home track.

"When you have a gold standard company such as WIX Filters on your team it gives everyone a boost of pride and confidence," said Truex. "I am looking forward to driving the No. 78 WIX Filters Toyota in New Hampshire, a track where the Truex family has enjoyed success over the years. Our Furniture Row Racing team is overdue in New Hampshire and the striking WIX Filters Toyota would look awesome in Victory Lane." 

WIX will provide updates on the race and new paint scheme across its social media pages. For more information on WIX, please visit www.wixfilters.com.

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Landon Delivers Promise to Visit Kids

Landon Delivers Promise to Visit Kids
Ever since Brad Keselowski’s famed tweet from the driver’s seat of his race car during a red flag at the Daytona 500 in 2012, the relationship between social media and NASCAR, its drivers and its fans has continued to grow.

Monster Energy #NASCAR Cup Series driver Landon Cassill
The ask for retweets has become more than just a way to dare your friends, as it recently led to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Landon Cassill coming to visit kids at The NASCAR Foundation’s Speediatrics Fun Day Festival in Daytona.

Earlier this year, The NASCAR Foundation Twitter account got in on the social media fun with Landon during his retweet challenge. Landon chimed in on the “How many retweets for item x” and The NASCAR Foundation asked Landon to come to Daytona to visit kids from the community through the Speediatrics Children’s Fund. Landon gave the goal of 250 retweets, which The NASCAR Foundation quickly surpassed with 446 retweets from it’s loyal Twitter following!



The NASCAR Foundation wasn’t the only crowd who decided to chime in on the Twitter craze. Several fans asked different things for Landon to do, from asking for T-shirts to receiving die casts of his car and many various items.

Landon Cassill Delivers Promise to Visit Kids #NASCAR


During the Coke Zero 400 weekend in Daytona, Landon delivered on his promise to the Foundation and joined us at the Speediatrics Fun Day Festival to play with the kids! Landon, along with NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers Matt Tifft and Joey Gase, spoke to more than 100 kids in attendance about the importance of staying active and living healthy.

“The food that you eat is fueling your body,” said Landon. “Just like we have to put good fuel in our race cars for our cars to go fast, you have to put good fuel in your body.”

Continuing with the social media theme, Landon embraced his time at the Speediatrics Fun Day Festival with Joey, Matt and the kids with his rapid posts on social media about the event.




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Combination Event Puts Best of East and West on Same Stage

Combination Event Puts Best of East and West on Same Stage

Todd Gilliland enters Iowa Speedway with Eyes Set on Two Titles

Combination Event Puts Best of East and West on Same Stage #knwest #kneast #nascar


The NASCAR K&N Pro Series divisions converge on Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, for the Casey’s General Store 150 presented by Vatterott College today. The annual combination event for both the K&N Pro Series East and West features teams from each series going head to head on the .875-mile D-shaped oval, and since its inception, the race has been a proving ground for future NASCAR success.

The West has been on a roll over the last few years in the event. While East drivers won each of the first seven combination races at Iowa dating back to the inaugural event in 2007, West teams have now accounted for three straight victories and four of the last seven overall.

“I think it’s a good thing for both series to see where the [competition] is on both coasts,” Bill McAnally Racing’s Todd Gilliland said. “I think it’s definitely [cool] to race against all of them to feel a little bit more comfortable and [to have gained] a little bit more respect from [all of the drivers].”

Reigning West champion Todd Gilliland enters the weekend as an early favorite, leading the K&N Pro Series West standings in defense of his 2016 title — which included a win in this event — and heading into the weekend having won the most recent East race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Gilliland, of Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, has an 11-point lead atop the West standings and is second in the East, just 14 points shy of leader Harrison Burton.





“It’s great,” Gilliland said. “I couldn’t do it without Napa and Toyota. It’s definitely some really good experience to move up into the NASCAR ranks and prepare me for the next step.”

Point Standings

NASCAR K&N Pro West Series Standings
Position Driver Wins Points Behind
1 Todd Gilliland 4 354
2 Chris Eggleston 3 343 11
3 Derek Kraus 0 298 56
4 Will Rodgers 0 286 68
5 Michael Self 0 272 82


NASCAR K&N Pro East Series Standings
Position Driver Wins Points Behind
1 Harrison Burton 4 387
2 Todd Gilliland 2 373 14
3 Chase Purdy 0 335 52
4 Ronnie Bassett Jr. 1 331 56
5 Ruben Garcia Jr. 0 321 66


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RACE: Casey’s General Store 150 presented by Vatterott College
PLACE: Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa
DATE: Friday, July 28
TIME: 7:30 p.m. CT
AIRDATE: NBCSN, Thursday, August 3 at 7 p.m. ET
TRACK LAYOUT: .875-mile banked D-shaped asphalt oval
2016 WINNER: Todd Gilliland
2016 POLE WINNER: Kyle Benjamin
EVENT SCHEDULE: Friday, July 28 — Garage opens: 10 a.m.;
Practice: 2-3 p.m.;
Final practice: 3:15-3:55 p.m.;
Driver autograph session: 4:10 p.m.;
Group qualifying: 5 p.m.;
Casey’s General Store 150: 7:30 p.m.

TWITTER:

@IowaSpeedway
EVENT HASHTAG: #Caseys150




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International Flavor: The K&N Pro Series ranks, whose NASCAR Drive For Diversity program produced Kyle Larson — who is second in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings — Daniel Suarez and Darrell Wallace Jr., among others, continues to feature a diverse lineup.

Mexican driver Ruben Garcia Jr. will join Takuma Koga of Japan in Friday’s field. Rev Racing teammates (and brothers) Collin Cabre and Chase Cabre will also compete in the Casey’s General Store 150. African-Americans Jesse Iwuji and Jay Beasley will be in the race, too, as will two women in Nicole Behar and Julia Landauer.

In total, one-quarter of the drivers on the early entry list for the Casey’s General Store 150 are either minority or female drivers.

NASCAR Next: The field for this weekend is packed with NASCAR Next talent. In addition to current members - Harrison Burton, Chase Cabre, Todd Gilliland and Chase Purdy - alumni Nicole Behar, Collin Cabre, Tyler Dippel, Ben Kennedy, Julia Landauer, Jesse Little and Michael Self are all slated to compete in the Casey's General Store 150 presented by Vatterott College.

Since the program's inception in 2011, NASCAR Next drivers or alumni have taken all but one of the overall wins at Iowa Speedway.


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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Detailed #NASCAR Schedule for Pocono and Iowa

Detailed #NASCAR Schedule for Pocono and Iowa
All three NASCAR national series are in action this week with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series hitting the Tricky Triangle at Pocono Raceway and the XFINITY Series heading to the Midwest at Iowa Speedway.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West also head to Iowa Speedway for the annual Casey’s General Store 150 presented by Vatterott College on Friday, July 28 — an annual combination race between the two divisions.



Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
(Race is Sunday, 3:00 p.m. ET, NBCSN)

  1. Stage 1: Ends on Lap 50
  2. Stage 2: Ends on Lap 100
  3. Final Stage: Scheduled to end on Lap 160

NASCAR XFINITY Series
(Race is Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, NBC)

  1. Stage 1: Ends on Lap 60
  2. Stage 2: Ends on Lap 120
  3. Final Stage: Scheduled to end on Lap 250

Camping World Truck Series
(Race is Saturday, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX)

  1. Stage 1: Ends on Lap 15
  2. Stage 2: Ends on Lap 30
  3. Final Stage: Scheduled to end on Lap 60

K&N Pro Series East & West Series
(Race is on Friday at 7:30 p.m.)

Arca ModSpace 150
(Race is on Friday at 4:00 p.m.





Pocono Speedway - #NASCAR Schedule

Friday, July 28

ON TRACK: Pocono Raceway

  • Noon-12:55 p.m.: Camping World Truck Series practice, FS1 
  • 1:00 p.m.:  Arca General Tire Pole Qualifying (All Positions / 1 lap)
  • 2 p.m.-2:55 p.m.: Camping World Truck Series final practice, FS1 
  • 4:00 p.m. Arca Race ModSpace 150 (60 laps / 150 miles )

ON TRACK: Iowa Speedway

  • 5 p.m.-5:55 p.m.: XFINITY Series practice, NBCSN 
  • 5 p.m.: K&N Pro Series Qualifying
  • 6:30 p.m.-7:25 p.m.: XFINITY Series final practice, NBCSN 
  • 7:30 p.m.: K&N Pro Series Casey's General Store 150 (150 Laps / 131.25 miles)

Saturday, July 29

ON TRACK: Pocono Raceway

  • 9 a.m.-9:55 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, CNBC
  • 10 a.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying, FS1
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, NBCSN
  • 1 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overton’s 150 (60 laps / 150 miles), FOX

ON TRACK: Iowa Speedway

  • 12:05 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBC Sports App (NBCSN will join in progress at 12:30 p.m. ET)
  • 3:30 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series US Cellular 250 Presented by American Ethanol (250 laps / 218.75 miles), NBC
 

Sunday, July 30

ON TRACK: Pocono Raceway

  • 11:30 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN
  • 3 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton’s 400 (160 laps, 400 miles), NBCSN

Iowa Speedway - #NASCAR Schedule


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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Girl Scouts Offers New Badges - STEM

Girl Scouts Offers New Badges - STEM

Girl Scouts Can Now Earn Badges for Designing Race Cars and Programming Robots

Girl Scouts Offers New Badges - STEM

The Girl Scouts of the USA introduced 23 new badges in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, and the outdoors. This is the largest rollout of new badges for the organization in over a decade, aiming to focus on encouraging interest in STEM and environmental conservation from an early age.


The new merit badges include Programming Robots, which requires Scouts to create simple programs that could be run by a robot and understand how machines use sensors, and Race Car Design Challenge, where Scouts have to design cars, tracks, and learn how to carry out “fair tests.” The organization created select badges with contributions from tech-related groups like Code.org, SciStarter, and GoldieBlox, and they join existing STEM badges like Website Designer and Cybersecurity.

According to the organization’s announcement, Girl Scouts are “almost twice as likely as non–Girl Scouts to participate in STEM (60 percent versus 35 percent) and outdoor activities (76 percent versus 43 percent).” They also note that Girl Scouts are more likely to seek careers in STEM, law, and business — fields where women are traditionally underrepresented.

Girl Scouts Offers New Badges - STEMWhile these badge additions are a definite “yay!” moment, it’s worth noting there’s still severe discrepancies between available badges for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. For example, the Girl Scouts have two meal-related badges — Dinner Party (how to be the hostess with the mostest) and Simple Meals (serve a meal for family and friends), while the Boy Scouts cooking badge has a list of requirements, including trail meals and food-related careers.

The new badges are indicative of where the Girl Scouts are going, though, and it’s frankly super cool to see them stepping up to give us our next generation of robot-programming, race car-building women.

Girl Scouts Offers New Badges - STEM

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Girls Scout History

The Vision of Juliette Gordon Low

Juliette Gordon Low envisioned an organization that would prepare girls to meet their world with courage, confidence, and character.

In 1912, in the midst of the Progressive Era—and at a time when women in the United States couldn’t yet vote—this nearly deaf 51-year-old sparked a worldwide movement inspiring girls to embrace, together, their individuality, strength, and intellect.

Juliette, affectionately known as “Daisy” by her family and close friends, gathered 18 girls in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, to share what she had learned abroad about a new outdoor and educational program for youth, and with this, the Girl Scout Movement was born. Along with Juliette, these first Girl Scouts blazed trails and redefined what was possible for themselves and for girls everywhere.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

NASCAR Racing Experience, Richard Petty Driving Experience to Merge

NASCAR Racing Experience, Richard Petty Driving Experience to Merge
NASCAR's leading fan driving experience partners - NASCAR Racing Experience and Richard Petty Driving Experience - announced today they will consolidate the two organizations and their operations to deliver the ultimate on-track fan experience at more than 20 racetracks around the country.

Together, these two trusted brands will create an even more powerful one, with more than 100 race cars and permanent locations throughout the U.S. With the consolidation, NASCAR Racing Experience and Richard Petty Driving Experience will now be able to offer its customers more dates at more of the nation's premier speedways, adding Daytona International Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway to NASCAR Racing Experience's lineup of Atlanta Motor Speedway, Auto Club Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Dover International Raceway, Homestead Miami Speedway, Kentucky Motor Speedway, Myrtle Beach Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, Richmond International Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway and Texas Motor Speedway.

As part of the consolidation, both organizations will continue to operate under their current brands and announced schedules for the immediate future. Terms of the agreement were not available.

"This consolidation advances our ambition to be the best NASCAR driving experience choice for customers, race fans, thrill seekers and corporate America. In short, we will be the leader in the driving experience industry. This will reinforce the positioning of our core brands, expand our nationwide locations, strengthen our marketing strategies while offering the most professional and realistic NASCAR driving experience," said Robert Lutz, CEO of Driving 101, which operates NASCAR Racing Experience. "NASCAR Racing Experience is excited to be able to work with one of the sports icons, NASCAR Hall of Fame Legend Richard Petty. I started my career working with Richard Petty and am happy to be able to work with him and the entire staff at Richard Petty Driving Experience again."

"As we have always done, we want to give the best experience for our fans," said Richard Petty. "Boston Ventures acquired Richard Petty Driving Experience in 2008. When they decided to exit and sell the business, we had an opportunity to consolidate the industry and bring the two faces of the sport together - Petty and NASCAR are one in the same."

Source= Victory Management Group

Both NASCAR Race Mom and Husband Paul have enjoyed experiences at the Richard Petty Driving Experience.  (We have not had the pleasure of experiencing the NASCAR Racing Experience.)

NASCAR Racing Experience, Richard Petty Driving Experience to Merge

NASCAR Racing Experience, Richard Petty Driving Experience to Merge

NASCAR Racing Experience, Richard Petty Driving Experience to Merge

NASCAR Racing Experience, Richard Petty Driving Experience to Merge

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

NASCAR Racing in the Dirt Today.

#NASCAR Racing in the Dirt Today.
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. 


#NASCAR Racing in the Dirt Today.


There were two practices on the half-mile dirt track Tuesday. Part-timer Caleb Holman topped the practice sheet in his #75 Toyota. Holman was followed by previous event winner Christopher Bell, Ty Dillon, Matt Crafton, and John Hunter Nemechek.


The race format for tonight's race is very different. Below is what you need to know about the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby.

Qualifying: Two laps, single truck. Keystone Light Pole qualifying is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET on FS1. A random draw will determine the qualifying order. The fastest qualifier will be awarded the Keystone Light Pole Award, but won’t necessarily start first.

The results of qualifying will determine all starting positions for the five qualifying races; the qualifying races themselves set the lineup for the race.

Qualifying Races: Five races, 10 laps each, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET on FS2, and only green-flag laps will be counted. Lineup for the qualifying races will be based on speeds from Keystone Light Pole qualifying. The top five trucks from each qualifying race will automatically transfer to the race. Upon completion of the qualifying races, 25 of the 32 trucks in the field will be set for the race.

Last Chance Qualifying Race: This race will be 15 laps, and the lineup for it will be set based on finishing position in the qualifying races. Only green flag laps will be counted, and the top two finishers of this race will fill lineup positions 26 and 27 for the race.

Lineup spots 28-31 will go to the highest-ranking eligible trucks in owner points that haven’t already earned a starting position through qualifying. The 32nd lineup spot will go to the most recent eligible past series champion. If the 32nd position is not filled by an eligible champion, it will be assigned based on owner points.

Race: Divided into three stages (40, 50 and 60 laps) with competition cautions at the breaks on Laps 40 and 90. Caution laps will not count during competition cautions and positions can’t be improved on pit road. Teams are not required to pit during competition cautions. Those that remain on the track will restart in front of those that pit.


Wednesday, July 19 ON TRACK: Eldora Speedway
  • 5 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole qualifying, FS1
  • 7:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series First Qualifying Race (10 laps), FS2
  • 7:39 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Second Qualifying Race (10 laps), FS2
  • 7:48 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Third Qualifying Race (10 laps), FS2
  • 7:57 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fourth Qualifying Race (10 laps), FS2
  • 8:06 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fifth Qualifying Race (10 laps), FS2
  • 8:45 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Last Chance Qualifying Race (15 laps), FS2
  • 9:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby (150 laps, 75 miles/40-50-60), Fox Business Network

Click Here for Entry List

HOW ELDORA RACE LINEUP IS DETERMINED

STARTING SPOT-HOW DETERMINED
  • 1 -Top finisher in Qualifying Race #1
  • 2 -Top finisher in Qualifying Race #2
  • 3 -Top finisher in Qualifying Race #3
  • 4 -Top finisher in Qualifying Race #4
  • 5 -Top finisher in Qualifying Race #5
  • 6 -Second finisher in Qualifying Race #1
  • 7 -Second finisher in Qualifying Race #2
  • 8 -Second finisher in Qualifying Race #3
  • 9 -Second finisher in Qualifying Race #4
  • 10 -Second finisher in Qualifying Race #5
  • 11 -Third finisher in Qualifying Race #1
  • 12 -Third finisher in Qualifying Race #2
  • 13 -Third finisher in Qualifying Race #3
  • 14 -Third finisher in Qualifying Race #4
  • 15 -Third finisher in Qualifying Race #5
  • 16 -Fourth finisher in Qualifying Race #1
  • 17 -Fourth finisher in Qualifying Race #2
  • 18 -Fourth finisher in Qualifying Race #3
  • 19 -Fourth finisher in Qualifying Race #4
  • 20 -Fourth finisher in Qualifying Race #5
  • 21 -Fifth finisher in Qualifying Race #1
  • 22 -Fifth finisher in Qualifying Race #2
  • 23 -Fifth finisher in Qualifying Race #3
  • 24 -Fifth finisher in Qualifying Race #4
  • 25 -Fifth finisher in Qualifying Race #5
  • 26 -Top finisher in Last Chance
  • 27 -Second finisher in Last Chance
  • 28 -Owner points
  • 29 -Owner points
  • 30 -Owner points
  • 31 -Owner points
  • 32 -Past series champ/owner points


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Plenty of Dirt on These Drivers’ Shoes

Plenty of Dirt on These Drivers’ Shoes

Experience Could Pay Dividends during Eldora Dirt Derby

 

Plenty of Dirt on These Drivers’ Shoes #NASCAR


ROSSBURG, Ohio – The Eldora Dirt Derby on Wednesday, July 19, at Eldora Speedway is the only major NASCAR race run on a dirt surface, but it’s interesting to note that several of the racers expected to compete in the fifth annual event have dirt-track experience on their rΓ©sumΓ©s.

Here’s a look at five of the drivers and their dirt-racing backgrounds:

Plenty of Dirt on These Drivers’ Shoes #NASCAR
Christopher Bell, Norman, Oklahoma: Bell started racing micro sprints in 2011 and quickly worked his way up to midgets and sprint cars, claiming the 2013 USAC National Midget Series championship with car owners Keith Kunz and Pete Willoughby.

Bell began dabbling in asphalt late model racing in 2014 and made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut the following year. He won the Eldora Dirt Derby in 2015 and this is his second full-time season behind the wheel of the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports entry.

Bell returned to his dirt-racing roots in January when he fulfilled a childhood dream by winning the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Plenty of Dirt on These Drivers’ Shoes #NASCAR
Chase Briscoe – Mitchell, Indiana: Briscoe was born into a dirt-racing family.

His grandfather, Richard, became a sprint car owner during the mid-1970s and his father, Kevin, was a top sprint car driver on the dirt tracks of central and southern Indiana.

Chase Briscoe followed the family tradition and began racing sprint cars on dirt at age 13. But with dreams of one day competing in NASCAR’s premier series, Briscoe changed directions and won last year’s ARCA Racing Series championship during his first full season of asphalt racing.

Now driving for Brad Keselowski Racing, this is Briscoe’s rookie season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Plenty of Dirt on These Drivers’ Shoes #NASCAR
Jordan Anderson – Forest Acres, South Carolina: After a very successful career in Legend Cars, Anderson followed the advice of legendary promoter H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler and went dirt-track racing.

“Having never ever raced on dirt before, I jumped into it in 2009,” Anderson said. “My dad and I went out and found a dirt late model and started racing across the Carolinas for two years – places like Carolina Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway’s dirt track, Cherokee Speedway and all of the places around here.”

He eventually switched back to asphalt racing and made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in 2014.

Plenty of Dirt on These Drivers’ Shoes #NASCAR
Bobby Pierce – Oakwood, Illinois: A second-generation dirt late model racer, Pierce is one of the sport’s brightest stars at just 20 years of age.

He has won three consecutive UMP DIRTcar Late Model national championships and is working to make it four in a row. Last fall, he scored the biggest victory of his career when he topped the World 100, dirt late model racing’s most prestigious event, at Eldora Speedway.

Pierce has made seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts since 2015 and this will be his third attempt at winning the Eldora Dirt Derby. He finished second to Christopher Bell two years ago.

Plenty of Dirt on These Drivers’ Shoes #NASCAR
Chris Windom – Canton, Illinois: Windom has been a regular in USAC’s three national open-wheel series since 2007, and he is the reigning champion of the USAC Silver Crown Series, which races on both dirt and asphalt ovals.

He is a six-time winner in the Silver Crown cars, with two of those victories coming at Eldora Speedway, and Windom is closing in on 20 victories in the USAC National Sprint Car Series.

Windom has made seven ARCA Racing Series starts since 2011, but the Eldora Dirt Derby will be his first appearance in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

The Eldora Dirt Derby kicks off with the annual Tuesday Night Tailgate on Tuesday, July 18. The schedule includes a full slate of racing for the big-block modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series along with a pair of practice sessions for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Good seats are still available for the fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby on Wednesday night, July 19, and they can be purchased at www.eldoraspeedway.com or by calling (937) 338-3815.

About Eldora Speedway: Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004.

Celebrating its 64th season in 2017, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing, including the 23rd annual Dirt Late Model Dream; the 34th annual Kings Royal Weekend; the Camping World Truck Series’ Eldora Dirt Derby – the only NASCAR National Series race on dirt; and the 47th annual World 100.

The complete schedule for Eldora’s 64th consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, hitting “Like” at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and subscribing to www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway.