Monday, April 30, 2018

Logano & Ford In Victory Lane At Talladega!

Logano & Ford In Victory Lane At Talladega!

Six Straight Talladega Wins For Team Ford

Logano & Ford In Victory Lane At Talladega!  #NASCAR

Joey Logano took the blue oval to Victory Lane for the third time in his career at Talladega Superspeedway. The No. 22, with the horsepower of the Ford FR9 EFI engine, drove the Ford Fusion across the finish line to win the sixth consecutive race at the superspeedway for Ford Performance and 108th Cup win for Team Penske.

“It was a great car, very fast,” said Logano in Victory Lane. “The Fords dominated today. I am so proud to be in a Blue Oval with Roush Yates (Engines) motors under the hood. That is a huge deal. A big part of our victory today. Teamwork was a big part of it as well. It is always exciting to win at a superspeedway, especially Talladega because you never know you’ve got it until you cross the line.” 

Logano & Ford In Victory Lane At Talladega!  #NASCAR

"Congratulations to Joey, Roger and Team Penske,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “I’m very proud of our team at Roush Yates (Engines). They did a great job responding to the restrictor plate change for the weekend. To have two Stewart-Haas cars sitting on the front row and six Fords in the top-10 at the end of the race is a testament to all the hard work and dedication of our entire team. This was a big day for us. It marked our 325th win and we could not be happier to be marking this milestone here at Talladega with Ford Performance.”

Two Fords started from the front row in the Geico 500 on Sunday. After a decisive second round of qualifying on Saturday, Kevin Harvick won the pole and fellow Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kurt Busch in P2. Harvick covered the 2.66-mile distance in 49.247 seconds (194.448 mph) to earn his second Talladega pole and the 22nd of his career. 

Logano & Ford In Victory Lane At Talladega!  #NASCAR

Sunday was a day controlled by the combined Ford Performance teams. Six different Ford Fusions led a total of 126 out of the 188-lap race; winner Logano (70), Stage 1 winner Brad Keselowski (21), Kevin Harvick (12), Stage 2 winner Paul Menard (8), Matt DiBenedetto (6), Kurt Busch (5) and 2017 winner, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (4). 

Logano & Ford In Victory Lane At Talladega!  #NASCAR
Logano & Ford In Victory Lane At Talladega!  #NASCAR

Logano leveraged the horsepower of the Ford FR9 engine to take the lead after a late race restart on lap 18. He was able to hold off a hard charging Busch, in the last lap of the race to win with a margin of victory of only .127 of a second. 

Logano & Ford In Victory Lane At Talladega!  #NASCAR

Six Fords would finish the day in top-10; led by Logano, Busch finished 2nd with SHR teammate Harvick in 4th. In addition, Stenhouse Jr. from Roush Fenway Racing finished 5th, David Ragan from Front Row Motorsports 6th and after coming from the back of the field Aric Almirola finished a strong 7th. Ford now has 27 all-time series wins at Talladega, including 9 of the last 11.

The Ford Performance teams will build on this momentum heading into Dover this weekend. Reference the full 2018 schedule on www.roushyates.com

Logano & Ford In Victory Lane At Talladega!  #NASCAR

14 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 325 WINS – 289 POLES!

Source: Roush Yates Engines PR


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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Tyler Dippel Wins in First K&N Pro Series East Race with DGR-Crosley

Tyler Dippel Wins in First K&N Pro Series East Race with DGR-Crosley

Dippel Earns First Career Pole, Breaks Track Record at Langley Speedway

Tyler Dippel celebrates in Victory Lane #NASCAR #KNEast
Tyler Dippel celebrates in Victory Lane following his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win
Saturday at Langley Speedway in the Visit Hampton VA 150. (Logan Whitton, NKP)

Tyler Dippel started competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series in 2016, following a stint in Super Late Models across the East Coast. Before racing on asphalt in a stock car for the first time in 2014, Dippel competed in the DIRTCar Racing Series, where he earned Rookie of the Year honors.

More recently, earlier this month, DGR-Crosley announced that 18-year-old Tyler Dippel had joined the team to compete in the remainder of the 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) events. Dippel was set to pilot the No. 54 TyCar Trenchless Technologies / D&A Concrete Toyota Camry starting this weekend at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va.

"Tyler comes to us with a lot of experience in the K&N Series," said David Gilliland, President of DGR-Crosley. "We've competed against him on a regular basis over the past two years. I've had the opportunity to watch him grow as a driver, and he's shown how much potential he has behind the wheel. He has the talent and speed that we need - I'm excited to see what we can do together this season."

"Tyler comes to us with a lot of experience in the K&N Series," said David Gilliland, President of DGR-Crosley.
That move proved most advantageous. Dippel and the No. 54 TyCar Trenchless Technologies / D&A Concrete Toyota hit the track for the first time at Langley Speedway on Friday, April 27 for a test day.

On Saturday, the Wallkill, New York native completed the weekend sweep, winning his second career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Saturday night at Langley Speedway after being quickest in both forty-five minute practice sessions and starting on the pole for the Visit Hampton VA 150.

After finishing ninth at New Smyrna and sixth at Bristol earlier this season, Dippel was relieved to finally earn the victory this season.



“What a weekend. I can’t thank all my guys enough, all the people that stick behind me,” said Dippel. “My mom and dad, D&A Concrete, just everyone. It feels so good to be back here. I can’t thank the DGR guys enough. I think we’re just getting started here at DGR. I can’t wait for the rest of the year.”

Tyler Dippel holds off Anthony Alfredo and Tyler Ankrum in the closing laps.
Saturday night at Langley Speedway. (Logan Whitton, NKP)



Tyler Dippel is now second in points; a mere two points behind teammate Tyler Ankrum.

2018 Visit Hampton VA 150
Race Results

Fin # Driver Car Laps
1 54 Tyler Dippel Toyota 150
2 40  Anthony Alfredo * Toyota 150
3 17 Tyler Ankrum * Toyota 150
4 44 Dillon Bassett Chevrolet 150
5 30 Grant Quinlan * Ford 150
6 18 Colin Garrett * Toyota 150
7 31 Connor Hall * Chevrolet 150
8 4 Chase Cabre Toyota 150
9 2 Ryan Vargas * Toyota 150
10 6 Ruben Garcia, Jr. Toyota 150
11 4 Ronnie Bassett, Jr. Toyota 149
12 5 Juan Manuel Gonzalez * Toyota 149
13 55 Marcos Gomes * Toyota 149
14 32 Salvatore Iovino Chevrolet 145
15 91  Justin Carroll Toyota 121

 

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The Visit Hampton VA 150 will air on NBCSN on Thursday, May 3 at 11 p.m. ET.

The K&N Pro Series East will return to the track in two weeks in at South Boston Speedway for the Who’s Your Driver Twin 100s on Saturday May 12 at 7 p.m. ET.

Tyler Dippel Wins in First K&N Pro Series East Race with DGR-Crosley #NASCAR


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Saturday, April 28, 2018

#NASCAR Racing is not Over for Saturday

#NASCAR Racing is not Over for Saturday

K&N Pro Series East at Langley Speedway

Todd Gilliland won his 20th K&N Pro Series event and second East race in a row
at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Zombie Auto 150 earlier this month.
He will not be racing tonight. (Nigel Kinrade Photography)


Spencer Gallagher just lead his first NASCAR Xfinity Series Lap, and that lap give him the win in the NASCAR Xfinity ‘Sparks Energy 300’ today. Gallagher is an alumni of the K&N Pro Series – participating in the series in 2011 and 2012.

However, racing is not over for the day. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East is preparing to qualify for the ‘2018 Visit Hampton VA 150’ at Langley Speedway.

Schedule for NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (Race Number 3 Of 3 )
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Langley Speedway, Hampton, VA
150 laps on a .396 mile paved track (59.4 miles)
  • Garage opened: 10:45 a.m.
  • Practice: 1:45-2:30 p.m.
  • Final practice: 2:45-3:30 p.m.
  • Driver autograph session: 5:45-6:45 p.m.
  • Qualifying: 7 p.m.
  • Visit Hampton VA 150: 9 p.m.



While not televised live, you can catch all the action by following Race Center.

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For the fans that can't make it to Langley Speedway tonight, this K&N Pro Series East race will be televised on @NBCSN May 3rd at 11 pm eastern.

Entry List

  1. Tyler Dippel
  2. Tyler Ankrum *
  3. Connor Hall *
  4. Anthony Alfredo *
  5. Ruben Garcia Jr.
  6. Ryan Vargas *
  7. Justin Carroll
  8. Grant Quinlan *
  9. Ronnie Bassett Jr.
  10. Dillon Bassett
  11. Chase Cabre
  12. Marcos Gomes *
  13. Colin Garrett *
  14. Salvatore Iovino
Driver's Listed in Order of Last Practice
*Designates Series Rookie

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Former NASCAR Driver James Hylton and Son Die in GA Car Accident

Former NASCAR driver James Hylton and Son Die in GA Car Accident

Rest in Peace James Harvey Hylton and James Harvey Hylton Jr.

Former NASCAR driver James Hylton and Son Die in GA Car Accident
Former NASCAR racer James Hylton and his son were both killed in a crash on I-85 in Franklin County, early Saturday morning.

According to Georgia State Patrol, the collision happened near mile marker 164 in the northbound lane at 6:10 a.m. The report states that the vehicle ran off the roadway and hit an embankment.

The vehicle was hauling a trailer that contained a car, according to Georgia State Patrol.

The victims were identified by Georgia State Patrol and the Franklin County Coroner's Office as 83-year-old James Harvey Hylton and 61-year-old James Harvey Hylton, Jr., both were from Inman and died at the scene.

The driver was injured and taken to the Greenville Memorial Hospital by ambulance. The official cause of death will be released after autopsies have been performed.

Hylton Crash Site (from Jennifer Calandrillo Facebook Page)

James Sr. was a two-time winner in NASCAR Winston Cup Series (now known as the Monster Energy Cup Series) competition and was a long-time competitor in the ARCA Racing Series. Hylton finished second in points in NASCAR's top series three times (1966, 1967, and 1971).

On August 6, 1972, Hylton forever etched his name in the history books by claiming the Talladega 500. Hylton led 106 laps of the 188 lap race and won $24,865 for the day.

James Hylton Jr. was the crew chief for ARCA Driver Brad Smith. Smith finished the 'General Tire 200' in thirty-first at Talladega last night.


Update: Statement from NASCAR and ARCA on the Passing of James Hylton

"Racing competitively in parts of six decades, James Hylton’s dedication, passion and longevity in motorsports is virtually unmatched. Hylton won the rookie of the year at NASCAR’s highest level, the 1972 race at Talladega Superspeedway and regularly contended for championships during the early years of his career. His racing influence continued into the ARCA series, where he competed as a driver and, most recently, a car owner. We have lost a truly special member of the racing family and a beloved figure among generations of competitors and race fans alike. We extend our deepest condolences to the Hylton family on the tragic loss of James Hylton and his son James Jr."

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Round Three of the Dash 4 Cash – Talladega

Round Three of the Dash 4 Cash – Talladega

Sadler, Bell, Tifft and Cindric Battle for the $100,000 Bonus

Round Three of the Dash 4 Cash – Talladega #NASCAR


For the first time in the program’s history, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash is going to Talladega Superspeedway.

Elliott Sadler, the top Dash 4 Cash-eligible finishing driver, won the $100,000 prize at Richmond and advanced to a have a shot at the prize at Talladega along with the three-highest finishing series regulars, Christopher Bell, Matt Tifft and Austin Cindric.

Christopher Bell won the race; Elliott Sadler finished in third; Matt Tifft finished fourth and Austin Cindric posted a series career best fifth.



Dash 4 Cash Drivers’
Talladega Qualifying Results

  • P2 - Elliott Sadler*
  • P10 - Matt Tifft
  • P11 - Austin Cindric
  • P13 - Christopher Bell
*Note Elliott Sadler will start from the rear due to engine change.

Christopher Bell - Round Three of the Dash 4 Cash – #NASCAR
Christopher Bell
Sadler’s experience gives him a slight advantage over Christopher Bell, who will be making his series track debut at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. Though it will be his first series start, Bell does have some experience at Talladega. He has made three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the 2.66-mile facility posting one pole and an average finish of 7.0; including a runner-up finish last season.

Matt Tifft - Round Three of the Dash 4 Cash – #NASCAR
Matt Tifft
Another driver looking for his own big check is Richard Childress Racing’s Matt Tifft. The Hinckley, Ohio, native has made two series starts at Talladega, posting an average finish of 7.0 – his best average finish on a track where he has made multiple starts.

And last but not least, is Team Penske’s Austin Cindric. Like Bell, Cindric will also be making his series track debut this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, but has also made two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the historic facility, posting a best finish of fifth last season.

In addition to the $100,000 awarded to each Dash 4 Cash winner, Comcast will also donate a total of $40,000 to local organizations within race markets on behalf of the Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest program for getting low-income households online, having connected 4 million low-income Americans since 2011.

Comcast's $10,000 Internet Essentials donation during each race weekend will go to:
  • Bristol: Quest Foundation for Washington County Schools
  • Richmond: Code Virginia, which partners with local schools to encourage computer science education
  • Talladega: Boys and Girls Club of Gadsden and Etowah County

Ryan Preece took home the first $100,000 bonus this season at Bristol Motor Speedway and then Elliott Sadler grabbed the second monster check at Richmond last weekend.

Now Sadler has a chance to make it two Dash 4 Cash bonuses in a row if he can win it again this weekend at Talladega. Sadler has made nine series starts at Talladega, posting two wins (2014, 2016), four top fives, six top 10s and an average finish of 10.4.

The top Dash 4 Cash-eligible finishing driver wins the $100,000 prize at Talladega and will advance to a have a shot at the prize at Dover (the last race in the 2018 Dash 4 Cash program) along with the three-highest finishing series regulars.


Round Three of the Dash 4 Cash – Talladega #NASCAR



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Rest in Peace – Jim Foster

Rest in Peace – Jim Foster

Former Speedway President Dead at 91

Jim Foster, the fourth president of Daytona International Speedway, died after a decade-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Foster had been in Halifax Hospice for two weeks before his death.

Rest in Peace – Jim Foster"Jim Foster was a trusted friend and confidant of the France Family, working directly with Bill France Sr. and Bill France Jr. at both ISC and NASCAR. Jim’s importance to the growth of those companies and the motorsports industry overall cannot be overstated. Jim set standards in many areas that we strive to adhere to each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Babs, and the rest of his family. Godspeed, Jim." France Family Statement

Foster was a World War II veteran. He answered the call to duty at the young age of seventeen when he volunteered for the Navy. Most importantly, Jim was a family man most of his life. 

“He was the strong one in the family,” said his wife of 63 years, Babs Foster. “We just relied on his good judgement and common sense which always seemed to get us through. He was a kind and gentle spirit, which made people love him for that. We had some good years and had a wonderful life together.”


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Friday, April 27, 2018

RIP Russell E. Truelove

RIP Russell E. Truelove Russell Edward Truelove, 93, crossed the final finish line on April 25, 2018. He was born in Waterbury, Conn., on Jan. 14, 1925, to Russell and Edith (Richardson) Truelove. He attended Crosby High School. He served his country during World War II on the destroyer USS Isherwood. 

Russ Truelove talks with fans before the annual Legends Car Parade (Feb. 2018)
Russ Truelove talks with fans before the annual Legends Car Parade (Feb. 2018)

From his earliest memories, Russ was obsessed with cars and racing. He was one of the “living legends” who raced on the beach at Daytona during the formative years of NASCAR. His spectacular crash during the 1956 Grand National Race on the beach was documented as Life Magazine’s earliest coverage of a NASCAR event.

Truelove had qualified fifth in a ’56 Mercury, which sported the No. 226.

“A fellow by the name of Jimmy Reed was in a Chevy and was coming down the straightaway on the sand. He got ahead of me, so I thought as we approached the north turn out here, I’m going to pull a fast one and I’m going to go under him.

“Jimmy was running very close to the tide where it was nice hard, and I moved into the inside where it was nice and soft. That was a big mistake because once you start a little bit of fish tailing, you’re done. And that’s what happened to me, the front wheel dug in and I took a flip. I dumped and ended up in the hospital.”



His last Daytona race was in 1957, where he blew out the engine. He went on to race a few more times at northern tracks but his stock car career was soon over.


What did he think of the sport now?

“That’s a tough one to answer. The philosophy has changed. It’s no longer a show room car. They use the word Chevy and Ford, but those are race cars from the ground up. There isn’t any of the individual innovations like they used to have back when we ran. But that’s technology.”

Russ was a salesman who could sell anything. From Sikorsky Aircraft, with no prior experience in the field, he later moved on to Lear Inc. and then Plessey Airborne in the U.K. and several others.

He is survived by his daughter, Robin Truelove Stronk (John), of Westmoreland,; their children, Justin Stronk (Alicia) of Lee, Joy Fletcher (David) of Westmoreland, Amber Stronk of Newport, R.I.; and his great-granddaughter, Marin Stronk. Also a son, Eric Truelove of Madison, Wis. He was predeceased by his wife, JoAnn Longo Truelove; sisters, Lois Montville and Marilyn Hakli; and his grandson, John Fletcher Stronk.

A memorial service and celebration of his life are planned at Prospect Memorial Funeral Home in Prospect, Conn., at a date to be determined.

Russ in the driver’s seat at the Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival in Sept. 2009.
Russ in the driver’s seat at the Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival in Sept. 2009.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to any Veterans Administration cause.



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NASCAR’s Acquisition of ARCA

NASCAR’s Acquisition of ARCA

Interview with Jim France and Ron Drager

#NASCAR’s Acquisition of #ARCA
Ron Drager, President of ARCA, and Jim France, Vice Chairman and
Executive Vice President, NASCAR, signing the agreement to officially
welcome ARCA to the NASCAR family in Daytona Beach, Florida.


In a move designed to strengthen a relationship that dates back more than 60 years, NASCAR announced today the acquisition of the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA).

Both NASCAR and ARCA, a Midwest-based sanctioning body for stock car auto racing, share a long history: ARCA founder John Marcum raced against Bill France Sr. and worked as a NASCAR official. More recently, the series has provided a valuable platform for talented drivers looking to make it to NASCAR’s national series.

Jim France Quote

(Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President Of NASCAR, a member of NASCAR's founding family)

Jim France - Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President Of #NASCAR, a member of NASCAR's founding family.
Thanks, everyone, for allowing us to have a few minutes of your time here for what for me and I think for Ron (Drager) also is probably one of the most exciting announcements that we've had in our lifetime.

We've worked together over the years for a long time. As a young kid, I used to spend a lot of time sitting in his grandmother's lap in Daytona. Mildred and John Marcum were partners and friends with my mom and dad in the early days of stockcar racing.

The ARCA organization has been closely associated with NASCAR before there was a NASCAR and before there was an ARCA. Today it's an exciting time that we're making a formal joining of the two organizations.

It's I think a big moment for stockcar racing in America. We've worked together closely for 70 plus years in one form or another. Ron and I have worked together, known each other, through basically all of our motorsports careers.

It's fantastic that we're going to be working together going off into the future here. Both organizations have a great history, great championships. We share a lot of teams and drivers over the years. That will continue in a major way.

A lot of people may not realize this, but Ron and ARCA have been at the forefront of some of the development of trying to bring some efficiencies and cost savings for motorsports teams, stockcar teams in America. NASCAR has a similar effort going. Ron has been a leader in that area. It really allows both companies to go forward working together to try and improve the economics for our teams and our series.

The ARCA Racing Series will continue to operate under its current structure through the 2019 season. This year’s schedule of 20 races includes nine events at NASCAR national series venues, and three others at NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks – illustrating the bond between the two sanctioning bodies.

Ron Drager Quote

Ron Drager - President of #ARCA, and Grandson of ARCA founder John Marcum.(President of ARCA, and Grandson of ARCA founder John Marcum)

"We are proud of the history and tradition of the ARCA Racing Series and the relationship we’ve built over six decades with NASCAR," said Ron Drager, ARCA president and grandson of John Marcum. "We look forward to the opportunity to be more fully integrated with NASCAR and help shape the future of our sport."

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit http://www.NASCAR.com and http://www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

About ARCA

The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading and most versatile auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers nearly 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.

Ron Drager, President of ARCA, and Jim France, Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President, NASCAR, signing the agreement to officially welcome ARCA to the NASCAR family in Daytona Beach, Florida on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. 

Source: NASCAR PR


#NASCAR’s Acquisition of #ARCA
Jim France, Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President of NASCAR,
Lesa France Kennedy, Vice Chairperson and ISC Chief Executive Officer
and Ron Drager, President of ARCA at NASCAR headquarters following
the signing of the acquisition agreement on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.


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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Race Schedule at Talladega SuperSpeedway

Race Schedule at Talladega SuperSpeedway

Arca Series - #GeneralTire200;
Xfinity Series - #SparksEnergy300;
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series - #GEICO500

Race Schedule at Talladega SuperSpeedway #NASCAR #ARCA


The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series head to Talladega Superspeedway, while the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is off.

The Arca Series will start the race weekend with the General Tire 200 |on Friday.



Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

  • Next Race : GEICO 500
  • The Place : Talladega Superspeedway
  • The Date : Sunday, April 29
  • The Time : 2 p.m. ET
  • TV : FOX, 1 :30 p.m. ET
  • Radio : MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
  • Distance : 500 miles (188 laps)
    • Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 55)
    • Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 110)
    • Final Stage (Ends on Lap 188)

NASCAR Xfinity Series

  • Next Race : Sparks Energy 300
  • The Place : Talladega Superspeedway
  • The Date : Saturday, April 28
  • The Time : 3 p.m. ET
  • TV : FOX, 2 :30 p.m. ET
  • Radio : MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
  • Distance : 300.58 miles (113 laps) 
    • Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 25)
    • Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 50) 
    • Final Stage (Ends on Lap 113)

ARCA Racing Series

  • Next Race : General Tire 200
  • The Place : Talladega Superspeedway
  • The Date : Friday, April 27
  • The Time : 5 p.m. CDT
  • TV : LIVE on FS1
  • Distance : 202 miles ( 76 laps)

Talladega Weekend Schedule

 

Friday, April 27, 2018

    General Tire 200 #ARCA
  • 8:30 AM Final Practice | ARCA
  • 10:35 AM First Practice | NXS
  • 11:35 AM First Practice | MENCS
  • 12:35 PM Final Practice | NXS
  • 1:35 PM Final Practice | MENCS
  • 2:30 PM Qualifying | ARCA
  • 4:30 PM Driver Introductions | ARCA
  • 5:00 PM General Tire 200 | ARCA | 76 laps


Sparks Energy 300 #NASCAR

Saturday, April 28, 2018

  • 10:00 AM Qualifying | NXS
  • 12:05 PM Fr8Auctions Qualifying | MENCS
  • 1:30 PM Driver Introductions | NXS
  • 2:00 PM Sparks Energy 300 | NXS | 113 laps


GEICO 500 #NASCAR

Sunday, April 29, 2018

  • 12:20 PM Driver Introductions | MENCS
  • 1:00 PM GEICO 500 | MENCS | 188 laps

ARCA: Automobile Racing Club of America
NXS: NASCAR Xfinity Series
MENCS: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Times listed are tentative and subject to change.
All times are local Central Time.



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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Matt Tifft Finishes Fourth At Richmond

Matt Tifft Finishes Fourth At Richmond

Qualifies for Xfinity Dash 4 Cash for the First Time

Matt Tifft Finishes Fourth At Richmond


Coming off his first top-five finish of the season, Matt Tifft qualified for the third round of Xfinity’s Dash 4 Cash program when he placed fourth at Richmond Raceway last Friday night. This is Tifft’s first time qualifying for the program, in which he now has a shot at earning a $100,000 bonus if he is the highest finisher of the four participants after Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

“I feel like that in qualifying for Dash 4 Cash with our fourth-place finish from Richmond, we showed that we really earned it,” said Tifft. “We hadn’t been able to put together a complete race weekend like we had at Richmond this year, where we earned stage points and a solid finish, so accomplishing that this past weekend really set us up to be able to qualify for this round of Dash 4 Cash.



“It’s almost like it’s a nice added bonus to be able to go after it this weekend at Talladega,” he said. “We were able to accomplish all our goals at Richmond, so now we get to go compete for an extra $100,000 thanks to Xfinity.”

“As far as the race goes, I don’t see making the Dash 4 Cash really affecting our strategy or efforts,” Tifft said. “We’ve talked about some situations we may be in during the race and what to do in each one. For me personally, I’d like to focus on trying to stay in the front of the pack during the race. Every time I’ve dropped back in one of these races, it seems to get pretty ugly.

“I’ve been to Talladega a few times more than I’ve been to Daytona so I’m a little more comfortable there with how wide that place is,” he said. “I feel more confident going there this time since we’ve been running well lately. It’s not like a make-or-break weekend for us.”

The Xfinity Series Hits the Track on Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m. E.T.

 


att Tifft and crew chief Randall Burnett have had a strong start to the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.
Matt Tifft and crew chief Randall Burnett have had a strong start
to the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. (HHP/Alan Marler)


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race

Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race

Vote for Your Driver Until May 18th

Monster Energy #NASCAR All-Star Race - Vote Now


Fans will again have a say in who gets to race in NASCAR’s 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race to be held on May 19th at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Here’s What You Need To Do To Vote:

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  • • Download the NASCAR mobile app for free from the App Store or Google Play and vote right through the app.

Not only can you vote once per day, but votes shared via Facebook and/or Twitter count as double toward your favorite driver getting a shot at competing for the $1 million prize.

Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, May 18. The Fan Vote winner will be announced immediately following the completion of the Monster Energy Open, prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race on FS1 at 8:15 p.m. ET.

Monster Energy #NASCAR All-Star Race - 2018 Rules Package

How is the NASCAR All-Star Race Field Set?

The field of drivers currently is comprised of all 2017 and 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race winners, former All-Star Race winners competing full time and former Monster Energy Series champs competing full time.

Currently 17 drivers are eligible for the event. Others can still qualify by winning a race this year, winning one of three stages in the preceding Monster Energy Open event or winning the All-Star Fan Vote.


Rank Driver How qualified
1 Ryan Blaney 2017 Pocono-1 win
2 Clint Bowyer 2018 Martinsville-1 win
3 Kurt Busch 2017 Daytona 500 win
4 Kyle Busch 2017 Pocono-2 win
5 Austin Dillon 2017 Charlotte-1 win
6 Denny Hamlin 2017 New Hampshire-1 win
7 Kevin Harvick 2017 Sonoma win
8 Jimmie Johnson 2017 Texas win
9 Kasey Kahne 2017 Indianapolis win
10 Matt Kenseth 2017 Phoenix-2 win
11 Brad Keselowski 2017 Atlanta win
12 Kyle Larson 2017 Auto Club win
13 Joey Logano 2017 Richmond win
14 Jamie McMurray Former All-Star Race winner
15 Ryan Newman 2017 Phoenix win
 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2017 Talladega-1 win
 17. Martin Truex Jr. 2017 Las Vegas win




Don’t forget to vote for your favorite driver daily.


You can help one of the drivers listed below into the NASCAR’s 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race.
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  1. AJ Allmendinger
  2. Aric Almirola
  3. Trevor Bayne
  4. Alex Bowman
  5. Chris Buescher
  6. William Byron
  7. Landon Cassill
  8. Ross Chastain
  9. Matt DiBenedetto
  10. Ty Dillon
  11. Chase Elliott
  12. Gray Gaulding
  13. Erik Jones
  14. Corey LaJoie
  15. Michael McDowell
  16. Paul Menard
  17. David Ragan
  18. Reed Sorenson
  19. Daniel Suarez
  20. Darrell Wallace Jr.

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