Monday, December 10, 2018

Chase Elliott and Jeff Gordon Visited the FBI Tactical Emergency Vehicle Operations Center

Chase Elliott and Jeff Gordon Visited the FBI Tactical Emergency Vehicle Operations Center

Who Took Home The Trophy?

Race car drivers often have fun and make interesting appearances. However, when the appearance involves a driving challenge, they take it seriously. 

Chase Elliott and Jeff Gordon Visited the FBI Tactical Emergency Vehicle Operations Center


Like racing, law enforcement can become a dangerous profession. The FBI is here to save lives and yet ensure that all of their agents go home every single night.

The final exam for new FBI agents is called the Precision Obstacle Course. Their goal at Tactical Emergency Vehicle Operations Center (TEVOC) is to produce safe drivers and to save lives.

Chase Elliott and Jeff Gordon got the opportunity to test their talents at the FBI's Tactical Emergency Vehicle Operations Center in Quantico, Va. last week, taking a competitive spin around the center's precision obstacle course.

Driving the Precision Obstacle Course (360-Degree Video)



From the looks on their faces, Jeff and Chase enjoyed their visit to TEVOC.


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  1. Joe Gibbs Racing Announces Crew Chief Hires For 2019 Season
  2. R Entertainment Taps Bryan R. Sperber as President
  3. NASCAR Silly Season Revving at Full Speed
  4. Adam Stevens, Crew Chief for Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing's #18 Toyota Camry, is MOOG® 'Go the Extra Mile' Crew Chief of the Year
  5. The NMPA Myers Brothers Awards were held on yesterday (11/28/18), at the Wynn Las Vegas



Friday, December 7, 2018

Joe Gibbs Racing Announces Crew Chief Hires For 2019 Season

Joe Gibbs Racing Announces Crew Chief Hires For 2019 Season

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today it’s crew chief lineup for the 2019 season.

  • Chris Gabehart Named Crew Chief and Eric Phillips Named Car Chief for No. 11 MENCS Toyota 
  • Jeff Meendering Named Crew Chief for the No. 19 Xfinity Series Toyota
  • Ben Beshore Named Crew Chief for No. 18 Xfinity Series Toyota
  • Mark McFarland Named Crew Chief for JGR’s ARCA Series Toyota

Chris Gabehart will serve as crew chief on the No. 11 MENCS Toyota. Gabehart spent the past three seasons as a crew chief in JGR’s Xfinity Series program, capturing a total of nine wins over that time. Eric Phillips will also make the move from the Xfinity Series to assume the role of car chief with the No. 11 team. He compiled eight wins over three seasons as crew chief on the No. 18 Xfinity Series team.

In addition, JGR announces the addition of two crew chiefs to its Xfinity Series program.

Jeff Meendering returns to the organization to fill the role vacated by Gabehart as crew chief on the No. 19 Xfinity Series with driver Brandon Jones. Meendering spent that past two seasons with Stewart-Haas Racing as crew chief on the No. 00 car.

Ben Beshore will move from his current role as engineer on JGR’s No. 18 MENCS team to replace the vacancy left by Phillips as crew chief for the No. 18 Xfinity Series Toyota.

JGR’s ARCA Series team will also have an addition for 2019 with the hire of crew chief Mark McFarland. He joins the organization from MDM Motorsports where he served as team manager and crew chief in the K&N Series as well as ARCA.

“With such a short offseason it’s important to start work toward the 2019 season immediately and we are proud with the teams we have assembled now, both in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and in the Xfinity Series,” said Joe Gibbs, Owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. “With Chris Gabehart joining Adam Stevens, Chris Gayle, and Cole Pearn on the Cup side we believe we have the right leaders in place to benefit our entire organization.

“In addition, we take a tremendous amount of pride in our accomplishments in the Xfinity Series and are excited to have Jeff Meendering and Ben Beshore join Jason Ratcliff to lead our efforts there, as well as bolster our developmental program in ARCA with the addition of Mark McFarland.”



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  2. NASCAR Silly Season Revving at Full Speed
  3. Adam Stevens, Crew Chief for Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing's #18 Toyota Camry, is MOOG® 'Go the Extra Mile' Crew Chief of the Year
  4. The NMPA Myers Brothers Awards were held on yesterday (11/28/18), at the Wynn Las Vegas
  5. Police Chase Coming to Las Vegas Motor Speedway


Thursday, December 6, 2018

R Entertainment Taps Bryan R. Sperber as President

R Entertainment Taps Bryan R. Sperber as President

Former Motor Sports Executive Joins National Experiential Marketing Leader


Former #NASCAR ISM Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber
Former ISM Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber

R Entertainment of Scottsdale, a special event, business development and concert entertainment company with projects nationwide, has tapped former ISM Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber, to serve as president.

Sperber is recognized as an innovative leader within the motor sports industry with a long tenure at International Speedway Corporation (ISCA), the publicly traded holding company of 12 NASCAR venues across the country, including the flagship Daytona International Speedway and ISM Raceway (formerly Phoenix International Raceway).

Sperber joined R Entertainment Dec 1.

Scottsdale, Ariz., based R Entertainment has a robust portfolio of lifestyle and concert events, and multi-day festivals with strategic partners across the country. Events include, for example, the 12-city USA TODAY Martha Stewart Wine & Food Experience culinary event series in partnership with Gannett, including MGM in Las Vegas; a national taco tour with COMCAST Spectacor, which manages more than 100 venues; a children’s festival series in conjunction with public television stations throughout the country; The Good Life Festival concert and lifestyle series with Shea Homes; and others.

“Experiential events like those by R Entertainment are gaining major attention, and this is an amazing time to join this remarkable team,” Sperber said. “The company is recognized for creating concert and culinary spectacles that mix interactive elements that patrons can make their own. R Entertainment is at the forefront of active entertainment experiences that are enjoyable, memorable and enriching for fans.”

Sperber began his 20-plus years in 1990, in a number of roles including serving as national sponsorship sales director of ISC and president of New York’s Watkins Glen.

For 16 years he led Phoenix International Raceway, now ISM Raceway, and concurrently served as chairman of the Los Angeles Auto Club Speedway for two years. At PIR, Sperber oversaw approximately $300 million in capital improvements that transformed the venue with a new grandstand, lighting for evening racing events, restaurants and bars, a state-of-the-art infield attraction and leading-edge technology.

A study of PIR by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business found that the venue had an economic impact of nearly $400 million annually in Arizona, the result of the venue’s annual schedule of races and major events that draw visitors from across the country.

Kerry Dunne, partner & cofounder, R Entertainment, said: “Bryan’s track record of business development and creativity is a rare mix and a great fit for the next phase of R Entertainment. We’re excited to have his leadership, business acumen and longstanding relationships as we continue to grow our brand of entertainment experiences.”

Reed Glick, partner & cofounder, R Entertainment, “What a wonderful addition to the team. Under Bryan’s leadership, we are excited for the future of R Entertainment. We have so many opportunities to capitalize on and happy to have him onboard.”

Sperber was inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame, serves on the Fiesta Bowl Executive Committee, and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO Gold).



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  3. The NMPA Myers Brothers Awards were held on yesterday (11/28/18), at the Wynn Las Vegas
  4. Police Chase Coming to Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  5. Nutri Chomps Backing Chase Briscoe for Start of 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Season


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

NASCAR Silly Season Revving at Full Speed

NASCAR Silly Season Revving at Full Speed

Every week, it seems like there’s a new development in Silly Season for 2019.



Just because the racing has passed, there is no shortage of NASCAR News. Below is some of the buzz via Twitter.

Kurt Busch and Monster Energy announced that Kurt will pilot the No. 1 for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2019. (No word where Jamie McMurray will land – however, Associated Press has reported that Chip Ganassi has offered McMurray driver a contract for just for the 2019 Daytona 500 and then a leadership position with the team.)



Noah Gragson won the prestigious 2018 Snowball Derby but not the heart of the trophy girl in victory lane. The driver attempted a kiss but was initially rejected. (It is rumored that the driver received his kiss and the model’s phone number later)



Carl Dakes won the 2018 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. Dakes is a longtime volunteer with the Maryland-based ‘Believe In Tomorrow’ Children’s Foundation.



DGR-Crosley announced that they have added Natalie Decker to their driver development program for the 2019 season. Decker will run a select number of NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races as well as a combination of NASCAR K&N Pro Series and ARCA Racing Series events.



NASCAR's Most Popular Driver Award is awarded to the most popular NASCAR driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Camping World Truck Series every year since 1956.



Bob Pockrass announced this will be his last season – he will not be covering motorsports for ESPN in 2019.



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  2. The NMPA Myers Brothers Awards were held on yesterday (11/28/18), at the Wynn Las Vegas
  3. Police Chase Coming to Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  4. Nutri Chomps Backing Chase Briscoe for Start of 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Season
  5. Front Row Motorsports Adds Third Team for 2019, Signs Matt Tifft to Drive No. 36


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Adam Stevens, Crew Chief for Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing's #18 Toyota Camry, is MOOG® 'Go the Extra Mile' Crew Chief of the Year

Adam Stevens, Crew Chief for Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing's #18 Toyota Camry, is MOOG® 'Go the Extra Mile' Crew Chief of the Year

Stevens Earns MOOG Honor After Winning Five Weekly 'Go the Extra Mile' Awards in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ™ Competition


Adam Stevens, crew chief for Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing's MOOG®-equipped #18 Toyota Camry, is the 2018 MOOG "Go the Extra Mile" Crew Chief of the Year. The award, given to the crew chief with the best overall performance in advancing a team's competitive position during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ season, was presented to Stevens during the NMPA Myers Brothers awards ceremony in Las Vegas, Nev. MOOG is a premium brand from Federal-Mogul Motorparts and the Official Steering and Suspension of NASCAR.

Stevens won a season-high five weekly MOOG "Go the Extra Mile" Crew Chief awards, which are presented to the crew chief whose car delivers the greatest improvement in average lap time from the first to the second half of a race while finishing on the lead lap. A total of 17 different crew chiefs earned the weekly award over the 36-race season.

"Succeeding with this team was inevitable, as it was through Adam's initial success as Kyle Busch's crew chief in the NASCAR Xfinity Series™ that he was rewarded by moving up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, where they continued their winning ways and developed their chemistry," said Tim Nelson, director of motorsports for Federal-Mogul Motorparts. "Adam's engineering skills and on-the-spot decision-making earned him eight wins in 2018 alone, and pushed the team to become regular season points champion, qualified for the Playoffs, and advanced to the Championship Four.

"We congratulate Adam on his 2018 MOOG Crew Chief of the Year Award."

As the MOOG brand's Crew Chief of the Year, Stevens received a handcrafted MOOG ball joint trophy and $100,000 check from Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

The MOOG brand is the preferred choice of professional technicians and NASCAR crew chiefs. MOOG product engineers go the extra mile in developing innovative steering and suspension parts that provide superior performance, greater durability and easier installation. These benefits have helped drive the brand's unsurpassed success in NASCAR competition, with every NASCAR Cup Series champion for the past 53 seasons driving to victory with MOOG parts.

To learn more about MOOG parts, please visit www.MOOGparts.com contact your MOOG supplier. Like MOOG on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MOOGparts, follow MOOG on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MOOGparts, or connect with the brand on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/MOOGparts.


About Tenneco

Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, Tenneco is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for diversified markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway equipment and the aftermarket, with 2017 revenues of $9.3 billion and approximately 32,000 employees worldwide.

On October 1, 2018, Tenneco completed the acquisition of Federal-Mogul, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with nearly 55,000 employees globally and 2017 revenues of $7.8 billion. Additionally, the company expects to separate its businesses to form two new, independent companies, an Aftermarket and Ride Performance company as well as a new Powertrain Technology company, in late 2019.

About the Future Aftermarket and Ride Performance Company

Following the separation, the aftermarket and ride performance company will be one of the largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket companies, and one of the largest global OE ride performance and braking companies. The aftermarket and ride performance company's principal product brands will feature Monroe®, Walker®, Clevite® Elastomers, MOOG®, Fel-Pro®, Wagner®, Champion® and others. The Aftermarket and Ride Performance company would have 2017 pro-forma revenues of $6.4 billion, with 57% of those revenues from aftermarket and 43% from original equipment customers.

About the Future Powertrain Technology Company

Following the separation, the powertrain technology company will be one of the world's largest pure-play powertrain companies serving OE markets worldwide with engineered solutions addressing fuel economy, power output, and criteria pollution requirements for gasoline, diesel and electrified powertrains. The powertrain technology company would have 2017 pro-forma revenues of $10.7 billion, serving light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway and industrial markets.

Source: PR Newswire

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  4. Front Row Motorsports Adds Third Team for 2019, Signs Matt Tifft to Drive No. 36
  5. Auto Club Speedway Gets in the Holiday Spirit


Thursday, November 29, 2018

The NMPA Myers Brothers Awards were held on yesterday (11/28/18), at the Wynn Las Vegas.

The NMPA Myers Brothers Awards were held on yesterday (11/28/18), at the Wynn Las Vegas.
A number of honors were handed out during the Champion’s Week mainstay, highlighted by the Champion Crew Chief Award, which was bestowed to Todd Gordon, crew chief for the championship winning No. 22 Ford with driver Joey Logano.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Joey Logano poses
with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship trophy in front
of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign during NASCAR Champion's Week

During his acceptance speech, Gordon detailed the team’s roller-coaster season, including the thrilling win at Martinsville Speedway that locked Logano into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

“This win allowed everyone at Team Penske to focus on Homestead for three weeks,” Gordon said. “It was awesome to see all 550 Mooresville Employees pulling in the same direction, getting us as prepared as we’d ever been for the Championship race.”

First-year Hendrick Motorsports driver William Byron took Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but he was eager to put his status as a neophyte behind him.

“No more rookie meetings, and that’s a freedom I haven’t had in my short NASCAR career so far,” Byron said. “With that being said, I’m ready to have a little fun tomorrow when I turn 21 and take those rookie stripes off.”


Here is the complete list of Thursday’s award winners from the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon:

  • Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award: William Byron, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
  • Champion Buddy Shuman Award: Grant Lynch, Talladega Superspeedway Chairman
  • Busch Pole Award: Kurt Busch, No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
  • NASCAR Marketing Achievement Award: ExxonMobil’s Mobil 1 brand
  • Mechanix Wear Pit Crew of the Year: No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing pit crew
  • MOOG Go the Extra Mile Crew Chief of the Year Award: Adam Stevens, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
  • MAHLE Clevite Engine Builder of the Year Award: Doug Yates, Roush Yates Engines for performance of No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
  • Mobil 1 Performance Award: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
  • American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
  • Sunoco Diamond Performance Award: Joey Logano, No. 22 Team Penske Ford
  • Goodyear NASCAR Series Champion Award: Joey Logano, No. 22 Team Penske Ford
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Sponsor Award: Shell-Pennzoil
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Crew Crew Award: Todd Gordon, No. 22 Team Penske Ford
  • NMPA Myers Brothers Award: NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France

Myers Brothers Awards Photos

NASCAR driver William Byron accepts the Sunoco Rookie of the Year
Award during the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards at the Wynn
Crew Crew Award - Todd Gordon (No. 22 Team Penske Ford) accepts his
award during the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards at the Wynn
Las Vegas on November 28, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kevin Harvick driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford accepts
the American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch accepts the Busch Pole Award
Joey Logano poses for a photo in front of The Fountains of Bellagio
Joey Logano receives the Goodyear NASCAR Series Champion Award during
the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards at the Wynn Las Vegas
Grant Lynch, Talladega Superspeedway Chairman accepts the Champion Buddy
Shuman Award during the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards
Adam Stevens, crew chief of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team accepts the MOOG
Go the Extra Mile Crew Chief of the Year Award during the Myers Brothers Awards
Doug Yates accepts the MAHLE Engine Builder of the Year Award during the
NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards at the Wynn Las Vegas on 11/28/2018


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  4. Auto Club Speedway Gets in the Holiday Spirit
  5. Remember the Victory Junction Kids Tomorrow

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Police Chase Coming to Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Police Chase Coming to Las Vegas Motor Speedway

New Experience Can Only Be Found In Las Vegas

In January, Police Chase Las Vegas will offer thrill seekers an opportunity so unique that it can't be replicated anywhere else in the United States. 

Police Chase Coming to Las Vegas Motor Speedway


Patrons will go behind the scenes and actually participate in a simulated police chase. Hearts will pound as lights flash and sirens blare when "suspects" attempt to outrun the guns as they are pursued by the "police."

In the end, participants will agree that getting "caught" is half the fun.

Participants play the role of either or both a police officer and a suspect.
Participants play the role of either or both a police officer and a suspect. Once initial roles have been assigned, participants will be placed into either a patrol car or suspect vehicle.

The excitement begins to build when, out of a dead silence, the police officer is contacted over the crackling patrol car radio by the command center, who informs them that felons are fleeing the scene of a crime and that suspects are in the area. Moments later, the suspect's car races by the patrol car.

The police officer then switches on the lights and sirens and the chase begins. Once the suspect has been "caught," drivers switch places, and the hunter becomes the hunted as the chase begins again.

"Police Chase Las Vegas is going to be a thrilling attraction for anyone who takes part," Las Vegas Motor Speedway President Chris Powell said. "Nowhere else in the world can a person take advantage of this type of automotive activity. Our speedway often has been called the world's most diverse motorsports facility, and the addition of Police Chase Las Vegas underscores that diversity.

"It will offer a unique experience that is certain to create many memorable moments for every customer. We're looking forward to this new and exciting partnership."



Police Chase Las Vegas will have a soft opening on Jan. 13, 2019, and the grand opening will take place on Jan. 19, 2019.

"We are very excited to make Las Vegas Motor Speedway the home of Police Chase Las Vegas," Police Chase Las Vegas partner Damian Sheets said. "We bring such a unique, one-of-a-kind, adrenaline-pumping experience, unlike anything anywhere in the country outside of Las Vegas, that people who try it, are absolutely blown away. Everyone at some point has dreamed of what it would be like to be a police officer, or to run from the cops without consequence. This is your chance."



Police Chase Las Vegas offers guests additional experiences beyospeedwaynd the original police and suspect chase. Other options include experiencing "PIT Maneuvers." Police Chase Las Vegas offerings are not otherwise available to the public anywhere else in the country (and are exclusive to law enforcement professionals).

Police Chase Las Vegas is not all fun and games. Participants are given classroom as well as hands-on safety training by police professionals with vast training in all areas of defensive driving.

The program offerings are primarily based on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's "Emergency Vehicle Obstacle Course." The experience incorporates many parts of actual training programs used by the police in Las Vegas, as taught by former LVMPD law enforcement training staff.

About Police Chase Las Vegas

Police Chase Las Vegas is the only provider of police pursuit and intervention driving tactics available to the general public in the United States. The Company provides its adrenaline-pumping experiences at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 

Guests experience driving an actual police car in a lights-and-siren pursuit or driving a getaway car attempting to flee from a police car giving chase. Additionally, guests can attempt PIT maneuvers and other actual police techniques trained to and only used by real Law Enforcement Personnel. For more information about Police Chase Las Vegas, log on to www.policechaselv.com.


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  4. Remember the Victory Junction Kids Tomorrow
  5. Hailie Deegan Caps History-Making Season With Sunoco Rookie Honors


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Nutri Chomps Backing Chase Briscoe for Start of 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Season

Nutri Chomps Backing Chase Briscoe for Start of 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Season

Nutri Chomps on Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 98 Ford Mustang for First 13 Races of 2019 as Briscoe Embarks on Fulltime Xfinity Series Campaign

Nutri Chomps Backing Chase Briscoe for Start of 2019 #NASCAR Xfinity Series Season


Stewart-Haas Racing with Fred Biagi (SHR) will field driver Chase Briscoe in its No. 98 Ford Mustang fulltime in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2019, with Nutri Chompsserving as the primary sponsor for the first 13 races.

Briscoe won his first career Xfinity Series race in October at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway Roval in SHR’s No. 98 Ford Mustang in just his 14thcareer start. The 23-year-old from Mitchell, Indiana, has run 17 Xfinity Series races in 2018 with next year marking his first fulltime season in the stepping-stone division to the elite Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Nutri Chomps and its parent company, Indiana-based Scott Pet, have been longtime supporters of Briscoe. Nutri Chomps are rawhide-free alternative dog chews made with real chicken and pork skin. Nutri Chomps are high in protein and fiber, low in carbohydrates, and come in milk, chicken and peanut butter flavors.

“The Nutri Chomps brand has grown in lockstep with Chase Briscoe’s career, and as Chase seizes this opportunity at Stewart-Haas Racing, we’re doing the same,” said Mike Bassett, CEO, Scott Pet. “Chase is an excellent ambassador for our brand and this is a very strong platform for Nutri Chomps to showcase its products to an extremely loyal fan base, many of whom are pet owners.”

Briscoe will drive the No. 98 Nutri Chomps Ford Mustang alongside SHR teammate Cole Custer in the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang.

“I got a taste of what Stewart-Haas Racing is capable of in the five races I ran with the team this year,” Briscoe said. “Winning at Charlotte was one of the greatest moments of my career, and I have to thank Nutri Chomps, Ford, Tony Stewart, Gene Haas and Fred Biagi for believing in me and providing this opportunity to race fulltime. I’ve been working so hard for this moment and 2019 can’t come soon enough. If I could fast forward to February and climb inside the No. 98 Nutri Chomps Ford Mustang there at Daytona, I would.”

Briscoe’s background makes him an excellent fit at the team co-owned by three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. Like Stewart, Briscoe’s path to NASCAR began on dirt tracks where the third-generation driver has been running sprint cars since he was 13 years old.

“I’ve been paying attention to Chase since he raced sprint cars and I saw how well he transitioned to stock cars,” Stewart said. “It was obviously great to see him in our Ford Mustangs a few times this year, and Chase didn’t disappoint. His win at Charlotte showed us a lot. He was patiently aggressive and he did a really good job of managing his tires. He’s learned a lot in a very short period of time and we’re really looking forward to seeing what he can do when he’s in the same car, working with the same crew, week in and week out. It was our desire to have him in our racecars, but thanks to Nutri Chomps and Ford, they made it happen.”

Briscoe has thrived in his transition to NASCAR, which began after a six-win campaign in the 2016 ARCA Racing Series earned him the championship by a whopping 535 points. He advanced to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2017, earning four poles and winning the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His 10 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes allowed Briscoe to make the playoffs, finish sixth in points and score the series’ rookie of the year and most popular driver awards.

“Chase Briscoe is the kind of person we’re looking to develop with our Xfinity Series program,” said Greg Zipadelli, vice president of competition, SHR. “Young, hungry and talented is the best way to describe Chase, and there’s no better place for him to learn and, ultimately, succeed than here at Stewart-Haas Racing. I know he’s looking forward to this opportunity, and we are too.”

The Briscoe name is still relatively new in NASCAR, but it’s a venerable name in the sprint car community.

Chase’s grandfather, Richard Briscoe, is a legendary sprint car team owner, who has fielded entries for 37 different drivers including such renowned wheelmen as Chuck Amati, Dave Blaney, Dick Gaines, Jack Hewitt, Steve Kinser and Rich Vogler. Chase’s father, Kevin Briscoe, raced sprint cars for over 20 years and won more than 150 feature events. He claimed track championships at Indiana’s Tri-State Speedway and Bloomington Speedway five times, including a streak of three straight titles.

Chase Briscoe’s first time behind the wheel of a racecar came in 2001. Driving a quarter midget, he won his first heat race and then won the feature event later that evening. Briscoe moved on to mini sprints and, when he was 13, stepped into a 410 sprint car where in his first race he finished 10thin a 40-car field. In a rookie season that saw 37 starts, Briscoe racked up eight top-five and 17 top-10 finishes, including a win in the last race of the season, where he broke Jeff Gordon’s record for being the youngest person to win a 410 sprint car race.

Briscoe continued to race 410 sprint cars in Indiana and other surrounding states. People began to take notice, and soon the switch from sprint cars to stock cars was on. Cunningham Motorsports hired Briscoe in 2016 to pilot its No. 77 Ford Fusion for a fulltime drive in ARCA. Briscoe responded by winning six races and the championship.

About Nutri Chomps:

Nutri Chomps are 100 percent rawhide-free dog chews. Nutri Chomps are high in protein and fiber, low in carbohydrates, and have added vitamins and minerals for canine health benefits. Nutri Chomps are an excellent chewing source for all dogs, from weaned puppies to senior dogs. For more information or to find a retailer near you, go to www.nutrichomps.com.

About Scott Pet:

Scott Pet is a family-owned manufacturer and distributor of quality products for over 40 years. Scott Pet offers several complete product lines, including its rawhide-free brands, Nutri Chomps and Pork Chomps. Scott Pet’s motto has always been “Helping Pets Lead Quality Lives.” For more information about Scott Pet’s rawhide free brands, visit www.nutrichomps.com or www.porkchomps.com.

About Stewart-Haas Racing:

Stewart-Haas Racing is the title-winning NASCAR team co-owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America. The organization fields four entries in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series – the No. 4 Ford Fusion for Kevin Harvick, the No. 10 Ford Fusion for Aric Almirola, the No. 14 Ford Fusion for Clint Bowyer and the No. 41 Ford Fusion for Kurt Busch. The team also competes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with two fulltime entries – the No. 00 Ford Mustang for Cole Custer and the No. 98 Ford Mustang for Chase Briscoe. Based in Kannapolis, North Carolina, Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 200,000-square-foot facility with approximately 380 employees. For more information, please visit us online at www.StewartHaasRacing.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing, on Twitter @StewartHaasRcng and on Instagram @StewartHaasRacing



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Front Row Motorsports Adds Third Team for 2019, Signs Matt Tifft to Drive No. 36

Front Row Motorsports Adds Third Team for 2019, Signs Matt Tifft to Drive No. 36

Veterans McDowell and Ragan to Return in Nos. 34 and 38

Front Row Motorsports Adds Third Team for 2019, Signs Matt Tifft to Drive No. 36


Bob Jenkins will expand his Front Row Motorsports team in 2019, signing Matt Tifft to drive a third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series entry, the No. 36 Ford Mustang. Veterans Michael McDowell and David Ragan will return to drive the Nos. 34 and 38 Ford Mustangs and mentor the 22-year-old Tifft in his Cup series rookie season.

Tifft finished sixth in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship this season, earning six top-five and 19 top-10 finishes in his 2018 campaign with Richard Childress Racing, making it to the Round of 8 in the series playoffs. In four XFINITY series seasons, the young driver has nine top-five and 38 top-10 finishes, and two poles.

“Today is a huge moment in my career, announcing my move to the Cup series,” said Tifft. “This has been a dream of mine since I was a kid, and I can’t believe it’s finally coming true.

“I’m so thankful to Front Row Motorsports for giving me the opportunity to drive the No. 36 next season. I’m looking forward to guidance from veterans Michael McDowell and David Ragan and am ready to take on the challenge of driving with 39 of the best drivers in the world.”

McDowell will return to the No. 34 in 2019 after completing his first full season with Front Row Motorsports. The 11-year Cup series veteran earned a top-10, 2-top-15 and 10 top-20 finishes in 2018 and averaged a starting position of 23rd – the best qualifying average in Front Row team history.

Next season will be Ragan’s sixth with Jenkins’ team. The 12-year Cup series veteran earned a top-10, four top-15 and 14 top-20 finishes in 2018. Ragan made Front Row Motorsports history in 2013 when he earned the team its first victory with a last-lap dash to the front at Talladega Superspeedway.

The 2018 season was the first for McDowell and Ragan as teammates.

“This season has been a big stepping-stone for me in my career,” McDowell said. “We haven’t gotten the results we’ve wanted every week, but we’ve made huge advances as a team. I’ve really benefited from having a teammate this year and feel like I’ve made valuable contributions in return. I’m looking forward to building on that next year and welcoming another teammate in Matt Tifft.”


“Bob Jenkins has always grown his race team strategically, and I’m proud to be a part of that growth,” said Ragan. “It’s exciting that we’re now ready to take the next step with a third car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. We’ve made a lot of gains this season with our enhanced program with Ford Performance and our alliance with Roush Fenway Racing, and I think we can make even greater strides next year.”

Front Row Motorsports has competed full-time in NASCAR’s premier series since 2009. In that time, countless other race teams have started up and folded. Jenkins is proud of the strategic, steady growth of his team over the past 10 seasons.

“We’ve made it clear in recent years that it was our intent to continue to invest in NASCAR and expand to a three-car team,” Jenkins said. “Not only are we here to stay, we’re here to grow.

“We already have two proven veterans in our line-up, and now we’ll get to add an impressive young talent and championship contender who will inject some new energy into the group. With the introduction of the Ford Mustang into the Cup Series, 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting season for us.”

Sponsor partnerships and crew chief pairings will be announced at later dates.

For more information about Front Row Motorsports, visit TeamFRM.com.

About Front Row Motorsports:

Front Row Motorsports is a winning organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the premier division of NASCAR competition. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by Tennessean Bob Jenkins. FRM fields three full-time entries, the No. 34 of Michael McDowell, the No. 36 of Matt Tifft and the No. 38 of David Ragan, from its Statesville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. The team's partnership base includes organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Love's Travel Stops, K-LOVE Radio, 1000Bulbs.com and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on Twitter at @Team_FRM and on Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.

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Auto Club Speedway Gets in the Holiday Spirit

Auto Club Speedway Gets in the Holiday Spirit

Magic of Lights™ Fontana Adds New Jolly Holiday Village

Auto Club Speedway - Magic of Lights™ Fontana Adds New Jolly Holiday Village


What can a speedway do when the cars park themselves and the racing silly season begins?

Auto Club Speedway, formerly California Speedway, is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California. It has hosted NASCAR racing annually since 1997. Auto Club Speedway energetically employs that pause to get into the Holiday Spirit. 

Auto Club Speedway - Magic of Lights™ Fontana Adds New Jolly Holiday Village
The ‘Magic of Lights Fontana’ features a variety of holiday scenes and characters along the winding festive route to ignite memories of the past while creating new ones among the generations. Come out and celebrate the Season at Inland Empire’s family holiday tradition, benefiting CityLink’s local outreach programs.



Holiday lights enthusiasts attending ‘Magic of Lights Fontana,’ a drive-through holiday lights experience, can now make a stop along the festive route to enjoy the new Jolly Holiday Village with the opportunity to take photos with Santa Claus, decorate Jolly Snowmen, watch classic Holiday movies, play other festive games and enjoy hot chocolate and other seasonal treats.


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When: Friday, November 16 through Monday, December 31, 2018

Auto Club Speedway - Magic of Lights™ Fontana Adds New Jolly Holiday Village
Hours:
  • Sunday – Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where: Auto Club Speedway - 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335

Cost:
  • One carload, one price to enjoy light displays and Jolly Holiday Village.
    • Advanced Online Purchase: $20 per car
    • At-Gate Purchase: $25 per car
  • Dash Pass – Skip the Line on the weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only)
    • Advance Purchase: Car Dash Pass - $40
    • At-Gate Purchase Car Dash Pass: $45
  • Limos, RVs and Buses: $40-100 per vehicle (See www.magicoflights.com/fontana for details)

Auto Club Speedway - Magic of Lights™ Fontana Adds New Jolly Holiday Village

Note: Tickets purchased online are valid any date when Magic of Lights is open.

Info: For more information about Magic of Lights and to purchase tickets, call 800-944-7223 or visit www.magicoflights.com/fontana


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Monday, November 26, 2018

Remember the Victory Junction Kids Tomorrow

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November 27th kicks off the charitable season with #GivingTuesday...

November 27th kicks off the charitable season with #GivingTuesday...

November 27th kicks off the charitable season with Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving. Celebrate the season and make a difference in the lives of children with serious illnesses and chronic medical conditions by donating to Victory Junction.

Victory Junction is more than a summer camp – it is a unique experience where kids can be kids and celebrate accomplishments through friends, fun and freedom! This year, Victory Junction will deliver over 8,500 camp experiences to campers, patients and their families - - and our volunteers will log a staggering 45,000 hours! Giving to our campers is who we are and what we do - #GivingTuesday is our day to give #ForTheKids at Victory Junction! Mark your calendar and remember the kids at Victory Junction on #GivingTuesday – Nov. 27, 2018!



Donations for Victory Junction on #GivingTuesday will be matched 1:1 by one of camp's closest friends and supporters - - give more to maximize the impact of your gift! 

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Remember the Victory Junction Kids Tomorrow #GivingTuesday #ForTheKids
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