Tuesday, May 21, 2019

TicketGuardian Rebrands as Protecht

TicketGuardian Rebrands as Protecht

Follow Them @protecht #protechtwhatmatters #forfansbyfans

TicketGuardian, the award-winning technology platform, has announced a branding consolidation and pivot to the name of its parent company, Protecht. The pivot to Protecht is designed to streamline and simplify the Protecht offerings to partners, prospects and customers.

Rebranding to Protecht What Matters. from Bryan Derbyshire on Vimeo.


Protecht's industry-leading live event technology and consumer-facing protection products help provide ticketing platforms and organizers with control over inventory, additional lines of revenue, fraud prevention tools and fan engagement through enhancements like an improved checkout flow, bot detection (beta) and upgraded security.

Through its various products such as FanShield, TourShield, EventShield, RegShield and FraudGuardian, Protecht provides a dynamic solution for the live events industry to protect attendees and organizers alike from financial burden by offering the option for consumers to protect their tickets, registrations and events including music, sports, endurance, conferences and more.

"The primary goal of the rebranding is to concentrate on our mission statement as we continue to grow," said Protecht Founder and CEO Bryan Derbyshire. "We're here to protect those incredible encounters and memories as well as the investments fans make in them. We 'Protecht What Matters'."

The rebranding comes on the heels of a blistering start to 2019 for Protecht that saw the launch of partnerships with Learfield IMG College, Eventbrite, Tickets.com and Paciolan, with more in the works. The company also launched a documentary series, FanStories, and hosted its second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series TicketGuardian 500 in Phoenix.


For more information on Protecht, visit www.protecht.io.



About Protecht

Protecht is the InsurTech leader committed to building a better experience in the world of live events, with headquarters in Newport Beach, Calif. Its technology, connects platforms, venues and event organizers to provide real-time data and analytics as well as control over inventory, customer service and strategic marketing. Its FanShield insurance suite offers low-cost consumer and event coverage to protect attendees and organizers from financial burden. www.protecht.io.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

FREE 50th Anniversary Bash on May 4 - Dover International Speedway

FREE 50th Anniversary Bash on May 4 - Dover International Speedway

Featuring Petty, Allison, Johnson, Waltrip, Helton

The #NASCAR King - Richard Petty


Legendary NASCAR drivers and musical stars will appear on the Xfinity Stage in Victory Plaza as part of Dover International Speedway’s FREE 50th Anniversary Bash for fans on Saturday afternoon.

John Rich (Big & Rich), who shot to stardom with the hit singles “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy),” and “Comin’ to Your City,” will perform with Maryland native Sam Grow, a rising country music star, at the 50th Anniversary Bash, one of the entertainment centerpieces for the Monster Mile’s May 3-5 NASCAR tripleheader weekend. Cowboy Troy, who often makes tour appearances with Big & Rich, will also hit the stage.

In addition, NASCAR champions Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, Jimmie Johnson and Darrell Waltrip, along with William Byron and Mike Joy, as well as longtime NASCAR executive Mike Helton and Dover Motorsports, Inc. President and CEO Denis McGlynn are among some of the special guests scheduled to make appearances on the Xfinity Stage in Victory Plaza. The appearances will be hosted by Riki Rachtman and MRN’s and SiriusXM’s Mike Bagley.

The 50th Anniversary Bash runs from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday following the “Allied Steel Buildings 200” NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash race (1:30 p.m. Fox Sports 1). The Xfinity Stage in Victory Plaza, located in the grassy area near the Monster Monument, is the home for the track’s free pre-race concerts and NASCAR driver and personality question-and-answers sessions throughout the Monster Mile’s event weekends.

Dover’s traditional fireworks display will follow the Bash at approximately 9 p.m.

The complete appearance schedule for the 50th Anniversary Bash on the Xfinity Stage in Victory Plaza on Saturday is as follows:
  • 3 p.m. Riki Rachtman welcomes fans
  • 3:10 p.m. Industrial Rhythm (percussion group)
  • 3:30 p.m. William Byron Q&A
  • 3:45 p.m. Jimmie Johnson and Richard Petty Q&A
  • 4 p.m. Darrell Waltrip Q&A
  • 4:15 p.m. Bobby Allison Q&A
  • 4:35 p.m. Mike Helton and Denis McGlynn join Bobby Allison
  • 4:55 p.m. Mike Joy Q&A
  • 5:15 p.m. Harlem Globetrotters
  • 5:30 p.m. Sam Grow, John Rich and Cowboy Troy perform

Concession stands surrounding the Xfinity Stage will remain open during the event, including Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Frankie’s Monster Mile Café, offering food and drink specials. As part of the Speedway’s partnership with SoDel Concepts, a restaurant group based in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, the Monster Mile designed a special concession menu featuring many First State favorites, including the following:
  • Sticky Icky Fried Rice Bowl: Four-time award winning fried chicken morsels, shaved vegetables, fried egg and special sauce.
  • The Ricky Bobby: Shake and bake fried chicken, hand-blended dry seasonings, cole slaw, buttermilk aioli and potato roll.
  • Slingshot Scrapple Grilled Cheese: Scrapple, American cheese, fried egg and white bread.
  • Jimmie Jam: Hand-crafted griddled scrapple, foot long hot dog, fresh lobster and apple slaw.

Draft beer, such as Dover International Speedway’s 50th Anniversary “Splash & Go Lager,” brewed in collaboration with Dover, Delaware-based Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company, will be available for purchase. Other breweries represented during the Bash include Mispillion River Brewing and Blue Earl Brewery, all of which are part of Delaware on Tap, the Delaware Tourism Office’s smartphone application guide to the state’s craft beverage makers and a Speedway partner.

“This year, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary, there’s more for fans to do on the Speedway grounds than ever before,” said Dover International Speedway President and CEO Mike Tatoian. “This is one way we can say thank you to our fans for their loyalty to the Monster Mile. We hope all our guests will stop by the 50th Anniversary Bash on Saturday to hear from legendary drivers, enjoy our tasty food offerings and enjoy the entertainment on the Xfinity Stage in Victory Plaza.”



The 50th Anniversary Bash is just part of Dover’s planned celebrations during the May 3-5 NASCAR tripleheader weekend. In addition to the special gold Monster trophies given to the race winners and free 1:64-scale Dover diecast cars to the first 15,000 guests on Sunday, fans can also enjoy multiple free performances by the famous Harlem Globetrotters in the 8-acre FanZone (Sunday), a free Charlie Daniels Band concert on the Xfinity Stage in Victory Plaza (Sunday), as well as Micro Wrestling Federation matches (Saturday and Sunday), Del Rods Car Club car shows (Saturday and Sunday), a Winston Cup Mobile Museum display (all weekend), on-site NASCAR and sports betting (Sunday) and much more.

The May 3-5 NASCAR tripleheader weekend also includes the “JEGS 200” NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race on May 3 and the “Gander RV 400” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on May 5.

The Monster Mile’s Oct. 4-6 NASCAR tripleheader weekend features the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Friday, Oct. 4, the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race on Saturday, Oct. 5 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race on Sunday, Oct. 6. The Oct. 6, 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race will be the 100th NASCAR Cup Series race in track history. Dover International Speedway will be the 10th track in the nation to host 100 NASCAR Cup Series races. 


Keep up to date on all 50th Anniversary announcements and schedules by visiting DoverSpeedway.com or calling (800) 441-RACE. You can also keep up with all track activities at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway, or on Twitter and Instagram at @MonsterMile.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Custer & Cindric Finish 1-2 For Ford Performance

Custer & Cindric Finish 1-2 For Ford Performance
Burnout after the No.00 of Cole Custer finished on top in the #NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond.

Ford teammates Cole Custer and Austin Cindric battled for their first short track win Friday night in Richmond, VA. But it was the No.00 of Cole Custer that finished top of the class, winning his second race of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series while Cindric finished second.




“It is a great race for us,” said Custer in Victory Lane. “Our first short track win and second win of the year. It means a ton.”

“Congratulations to Cole, Tony, and Gene,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “It was great to see two young Ford Performance drivers battling it out tonight. It means so much to these guys to win and make a mark for themselves. We, at Roush Yates Engines, are just blessed to be part of that winning formula with Ford Performance tonight.”

“It is a great race for us,” said Custer in Victory Lane. “Our first short track win and second win of the year. It means a ton.”

The No.00, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang powered by the Ford FR9 Carb engine led a total of three times for a race high 122 laps in total. But it was the last 20 laps of the race which sealed the win for Custer. Custer’s patience and maturity showed during the closing 20 laps of the race, as he battled fellow Ford Performance teammate Cindric for the final lead on lap 231 and took the checkered flag 2.639 seconds in front of Cindric.


Custer “cashed in” on the weekend, not only winning for the fourth time in his career, but also claiming the $100,000 Xfinity Dash-4-Cash bonus check.

Custer “cashed in” on the weekend, not only winning for the fourth time in his career, but also claiming the $100,000 Xfinity Dash-4-Cash bonus check.


Custer “cashed in” on the weekend, not only winning for the fourth time in his career, but also claiming the $100,000 Xfinity Dash-4-Cash bonus check.

After a strong qualifying performance on Friday night, by the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Ford Mustangs, No. 4 Kevin Harvick captured the pole position at Richmond Raceway, while Team Penske teammates, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski lined up third and eighth, and Paul Menard ninth.


No. 4 Kevin Harvick captured the pole position at Richmond Raceway - #NASCAR

A total of six Ford Mustangs finished in the top-10 of the race, led by Stage 2 winner, Logano in P2, Stewart-Hass Racing teammates Clint Bowyer and Harvick in P3 and P4 respectively. In addition, Keselowski finished P7 with Roush Fenway Racing’s Ryan Newman in P9 and the Wood Brother’s Racing, Paul Menard in P10.


A total of six Ford Mustangs finished in the top-10 of the race, led by Stage 2 winner, Joey Logano in P2.

On the West coast, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, with the No. 66 and No. 67 Ford GTs were in an epic battle in the Bubba burger Sports Car Grand Prix Street Course. But it was not meant to be, as the No. 66 came up short on fuel, on the last lap of the race, to finish P4 while the No. 67 finished P6.


he No. 66 came up short on fuel, on the last lap of the race, to finish P4 while the No. 67 finished P6.

NASCAR and IMSA will take this weekend off. The NASCAR teams look forward to Talladega on April 27-28 and IMSA will be back in action on May 4-5 at Mid-Ohio, along with the FIA WEC on May 4 in Spa, Belgium. Reference the full 2019 schedule on www.roushyates.com

Source: Ford Performance PR

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Weekend Race Winners

Weekend Race Winners

Custer Wins Xfinity Series & Dash for Cash; Truex Jr. Victorious in Cup Short Track; Self Nabs Wet ARCA Win


Cole Custer, Driver of The #00 Haas Automation Ford, Poses with
the Winners Sticker After Winning The NASCAR Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250


After losing the lead to Austin Cindric on a restart with 26 laps left, Custer regained the top spot on Lap 231 of 250 and pulled away for his second victory of the season. In a race that dodged a persistent threat of rain, Custer crossed the finish line 2.639 seconds ahead of Cindric.

Not only did Custer win for the fourth time in his career—and for the first time on a short track—but he also claimed the $100,000 Xfinity Dash 4 Cash bonus that goes to the highest finisher of four eligible contenders.

“We had a great car,” Custer said. “(Crew chief Mike Shiplett) made great adjustments as it went… This one means a lot. We hadn’t had a short-track win yet. We’ve struggled a lot at short tracks, but this helps

“A lot of my friends give me crap for being bad at this place, but I finally won, so I’ve got a little bit of bragging rights there, so that’s night. I’m just so happy. Two wins—that’s pretty awesome.”


Race Results


Truex Jr. Wins Richmond Cup Race


  Martin Truex Jr, Driver of the #19 Auto Owners Insurance Toyota, Poses with  the Winners Sticker after the Monster Energy #NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400
Martin Truex Jr, Driver of the #19 Auto Owners Insurance Toyota, Poses with
the Winners Sticker after the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400


Saturday night’s victory in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway was a first for Martin Truex Jr.—and more of the same for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Truex won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on a short track in his 81st try and in the process picked up his first victory with Joe Gibbs Racing since moving from now-defunct Furniture Row Racing between seasons.

At the same time, Truex gave JGR its third straight victory in NASCAR’s top series and sixth in nine races this season. Joey Logano finished .178 seconds behind the race winner, as Gibbs and Team Penske maintained their stranglehold on the premier division. Penske drivers Logano and Brad Keselowski triumphed in the three races JGR hasn’t won.

“It means a lot to break through, especially here at Richmond,” said Truex, who won for the first time this season and the 20th time in his career. “I’ve always really enjoyed this track. I’ve always loved coming here. The short track win–everybody kept asking me when it was going to happen.

Race Results


Michael Self Wins ARCA at Salem

Michael Self Goes Singing in the Rain to Victory Lane in Salem  #arca
Michael Self Goes Singing in the Rain to Victory Lane in Salem


Michael Self (No. 25 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota) scored his second consecutive ARCA Menards Series victory in Sunday’s rain-shortened Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway. Self started fourth, took the lead at lap 27 and from there he dominated until Mother Nature intervened at lap 98.

“I owe all of this to my Venturini Motorsports guys,” Self said in a makeshift victory celebration. “We knew yesterday we were going to have a good racecar. We didn’t have a lot of qualifying speed but we knew once the race started, especially if it was cool and cloudy, that we’d be good.”

Race Results


Source: nascar.com

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Mastercam And Roush Yates Engines Renew Partnership

Mastercam And Roush Yates Engines Renew Partnership

Roush Yates Engines announced a multi-year partnership extension agreement with CNC Software, Inc. for Mastercam to continue as the official CAD/CAM software of Roush Yates Engines and Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions. After starting the partnership in 2015, this extension will partner these two innovative companies together until 2025.



Mastercam, an industry leader for more than 35 years in CAD/CAM software, delivers CNC programing solutions in 75 countries around the world. Their strategy of combining superior software programming with continuous development and support makes their product the best in the industry. 

This is why Roush Yates Engines selected Mastercam as their CAD/CAM software to program more than 50 CNC machines in a newly renovated, climate controlled, 88,000 square foot facility in Mooresville, North Carolina.



“With a shared commitment of quality and objective to deliver the best products to our engine programs, partnering with Mastercam ensures us a continued level of excellence,” said Mitch Miller, General Manager, Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions. “Their software and continued collaboration are vital to our success on the race track and we look forward to expanding this valued partnership into the future.”



Mastercam software is invaluable to the production of more than 40% of the engine components that power the Ford NASCAR FR9 EFI and IMSA Ford EcoBoost race engines. Thousands of components are milled and drilled with the use of Mastercam software programming. It is critical that these parts meet the tightest of tolerances to support our engine designs and development process.



To deliver the best on the race track and compete globally, you need to partner with the best. That’s why Roush Yates Engines and Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions partner with Mastercam.



Stas Mylek, Partnership Program Manager at CNC Software, Inc., says “We are privileged to have Roush Yates Engines as a valued partner for the next five years. They not only push their engines but have been instrumental in driving Mastercam to new levels of performance through the ongoing collaboration between the two companies. It’s exciting to witness the significant growth in their shop, the product and services they provide, and their use of Mastercam.”

source: PR

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

NASCAR Volunteer Super Heros

#NASCAR Volunteer Super Heros

Volunteer Appreciation Week


The NASCAR Foundation is celebrating National Volunteer Week on April 7-13, 2019 by recognizing members of their very own volunteer family.

The Foundation volunteers have donated their time and talents throughout their own personal communities and our racing communities. The NASCAR Foundation thanks their volunteers for joining them in the continuing mission to make a profound impact on children.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Chase Elliott - Spring Forward

Chase Elliott - Spring Forward

It's almost Spring Break time for #NASCAR  drivers as the first off-week of the season is around the corner.



It was a frustrating day for pole winner Chase Elliott as the Hendrick Motorsports driver lost the power steering in his No. 9 Chevrolet barely 20 laps into the race, then was involved in an incident just shy of the halfway point of the 500-lap race. He finished eleventh and on the lead lap.

Regardless, Chase heads into this weekend's Richmond race fresh off his first pole at Bristol. He currently sits tenth in the driver standings as the top Hendrick Motorsports and second-best Chevrolet driver.

Chase started and finished 2nd at the spring Richmond race last year.




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Monday, April 8, 2019

From NASCAR to Air Filters

From NASCAR to Air Filters

Blake Koch Partners with Dale Jr.


From #NASCAR to Air Filters - Blake Koch Partners with Dale Jr.

“After completing two of my best years as a NASCAR driver, I decided to take something that was just an idea at the time and turn it into a reality. I wanted to offer people an air-filter subscription service, FilterTime™.” Blake Koch stated

Blake started FilterTime®, a subscription service via the web that allows you to choose your air filter and how often you want it delivered – without ever having to go through the hassle again.

“It was a super-simple idea and I decided to keep it a super-simple process.” Koch added.

The Partnership

Blake’s next step was finding a partner that could get FilterTime™ in front of as many people as possible and thereby help with the marketing and branding.

“There was only one person I had in mind that could help take FilterTime™ where I wanted it to go. I have always thought Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the best at branding and marketing. The resources he has with Dirty Mo Media and JR Motorsports, and his desire to win at everything he does, made him the partner I wanted.” Blake elucidated.

After sitting down with Dale, explaining FilterTime™ and the vision and passion he had for it, Blake and Dale Jr. became partners.

“I am more than just a personal service agreement here. This is not a sponsorship. This is a true partnership where I am invested in the company and believe in your idea and in your passion. Dale Jr. detailed. This is going to be exciting . . . . . it is going to be a real convenient for a lot of people.”



“I couldn’t be more excited to be partners with Dale and provide America’s homeowners a way to check air filters off their to-do list for good.” Blake Koch.




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Monday, March 18, 2019

California Kid, Cole Custer Wins at Fontana

California Kid, Cole Custer Wins at Fontana
The California Kid, Cole Custer returned home to win his third career NASCAR Xfinity Series race and his first win at his home track in Fontana, CA.

The California Kid, Cole Custer returned home to win his third career NASCAR Xfinity Series race and his first win at his home track in Fontana, CA. Custer led the last 19 laps of the Performance Alliance Group 300, to edge out the competition, taking the checkered flag and marking the 60th overall win for Stewart-Haas Racing.



 “Cole showed great determination and patience throughout the race and we are proud to be part of SHR’s {Stewart-Haas Racing} milestone 60th win.”

“Congratulations Cole, Tony, and Gene,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Cole showed great determination and patience throughout the race and we are proud to be part of SHR’s {Stewart-Haas Racing} milestone 60th win.”

“This means a ton,” Custer commented in Victory Lane. “To win here, at home in Southern California - I grew up racing in San Bernardino and Irwindale. It means a ton. I am pretty pumped up.”

“This means a ton,” Custer commented in Victory Lane. “To win here, at home in Southern California - I grew up racing in San Bernardino and Irwindale. It means a ton. I am pretty pumped up.”

Ford Performance teammates Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric finished P5 and P6 respectively.

The No. 00 grabbed the lead from Christopher Bell on Lap 132 of 150 and gradually pulled away to beat Kyle Busch to the finish line by 1.927 seconds. Custer led four times for a total of 29 laps out of the 150-lap race.

Ford Performance teammates Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric finished P5 and P6 respectively.

On Sunday, five Fords finished in the top-10 of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400. Joey Logano finished P2, Brad Keselowski P3, Kevin Harvick P4, Ryan Blaney P5 and Aric Almirola finished P9.
source: Ford Performance PR



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California Kid, Cole Custer Wins at Fontana #NASCAR
California Kid, Cole Custer Wins at Fontana #NASCAR
California Kid, Cole Custer Wins at Fontana #NASCAR
California Kid, Cole Custer Wins at Fontana #NASCAR

Saturday, March 16, 2019

TicketGuardian Shines Spotlight on Exemplary Fans in Second Year as Title Sponsor of ‘TicketGuardian 500’ in Phoenix

TicketGuardian Shines Spotlight on Exemplary Fans in Second Year as Title Sponsor of ‘TicketGuardian 500’ in Phoenix

TicketGuardian, a Protecht company, waved the checkered flag on an extraordinary second year as title sponsor of the ‘TicketGuardian 500’ #NASCAR Weekend on Mar. 8-10, 2019, at ISM Raceway in Phoenix with a focus on fan engagement and support.

A special highlight of the weekend was the launch of the TicketGuardian FanStories project with Larry Ogburn, a diehard #NASCAR fan attending his 55th running of the Phoenix race.


A special highlight of the weekend was the launch of the TicketGuardian FanStories project with Larry Ogburn, a diehard NASCAR fan attending his 55th running of the Phoenix race. In recognition of his longstanding devotion to the sport, Ogburn received all-access passes to the TicketGuardian suite, the pit area and victory lane; a hot lap in the pace car; plus, a commemorative "Larry 55 Years" embroidered cap, a shirt and a lanyard courtesy of TicketGuardian. 


Young area automotive enthusiasts were also celebrated by TicketGuardian at this year’s competition. The company hosted a group of 32 students and educators from the Paradise Valley High School Automotive Technologies program that fielded the winning team at the Arizona High School Pit Crew Challenge held at Tucson Dragway last October. The group represented a wide range of backgrounds with a shared passion for the automotive world.

Young area automotive enthusiasts were also celebrated by TicketGuardian at this year’s competition.

In addition, a drawing was held for complimentary admission to next year’s race and a special grandstand ticket package was available that included FanShield ticket protection at no additional cost!!!

"This year’s ‘TicketGuardian 500’ was literally non-stop everywhere you looked, from the track to the fans," said Protecht Founder and CEO Bryan Derbyshire. "Our top priority is delivering exceptional experiences for the fans of every event. It’s what we live and work for each day. There’s nothing like hearing the roar of the crowd and seeing the smiles on people’s faces."

The TicketGuardian technology suite empowers event organizers to gain control over their ticket inventory, customer service, strategic marketing and ultimately their fan experience while providing real-time data and analytics. Fanshield offers a robust, dynamic solution for the live events industry to protect attendees and organizers alike from financial burden by insuring tickets, registrations and events including music, sports, endurance, conferences and more.

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Protecht is the insurtech leader committed to building a better experience in the world of live events, with headquarters in Newport Beach, Calif. Its TicketGuardian technology connects platforms, venues and event organizers to provide real-time data and analytics as well as control over inventory, customer service and strategic marketing. Its FanShield insurance suite offers low-cost consumer and event coverage to protect attendees and organizers from financial burden.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Adrienne Houghton to Perform National Anthem

Adrienne Houghton to Perform National Anthem

Auto Club 400 On March 17 at ACS
(#AutoClub400 #FiveWideSalute #NASCAR)


Adrienne Houghton to Perform National Anthem #NASCAR

Daytime Emmy® Award-winner, singer, actress and entrepreneur Adrienne Houghton will perform the National Anthem at the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 17.

Pre-race coverage begins at 11:50 a.m. and will be televised on FOX. The Auto Club 400 starts at 12:30 p.m.

Houghton is a co-host of the Emmy-nominated and NAACP Image Award- winning, THE REAL, the one-hour, daily talk show on Fox Television Stations. Houghton, who is of Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian descent, is the first Latina daytime talk show host on English language television.

“This will be my first NASCAR race experience and I love that it will be close to home at Auto Club Speedway.

I’m honored to perform the National Anthem at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 and thrilled to finally see some of the best drivers in motorsports,” said Adrienne Houghton.

She first stepped into the spotlight in 1999, when she rose to fame as the lead singer of multiplatinum R&B girl group, 3LW. Their debut single, “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right),” was a smash hit in 2001. After touring with Destiny’s Child and *NSYNC, Houghton then went on to become a founding member of pop group The Cheetah Girls, known to the group’s millions of fans as “Chanel”.

The group’s 2003 Disney Channel movie The Cheetah Girls, drew in 84 million viewers worldwide and instantly established the girls as superstars. This past December, Houghton and her husband performed in front of a sold out audience at Carnegie Hall.

As an actress, Houghton’s credits include roles in several television hits, including Disney Channel’s, That’s So Raven and Buffalo Dreams; the 2006 MTV feature All You’ve Got; the feature film Coach Carter, and ABC Family movie Lovestruck. She also starred in the motion picture I’m in Love with a Church Girl.

 Adrienne Houghton's extremely personal jewelry line is entitled XIXI.
Most recently, Houghton launched her extremely personal jewelry line, XIXI. Inspired by actual jewelry pieces she wears and the local vendors she frequented growing up in New York’s Lower East Side, the line showcases one-of-a-kind necklaces and earrings for a broader audience and at an affordable price point.

With a race ticket, fans will be able to see Adrienne Houghton sing the National Anthem and receive access to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone featuring live entertainment, NASCAR driver appearances, autograph sessions, motocross exhibits, Lefty’s Fun Zone, celebrity appearances and motorsport displays.

To purchase tickets to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 on March 17 at Auto Club Speedway, call 1-800-944-RACE (7223), shop online at www.autoclubspeedway.com or stop by the Auto Club Speedway ticket office at 9300 Cherry Ave. in Fontana.


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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Xtreme Concepts and Ik9 To Sponsor NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at ISM Raceway

Xtreme Concepts and Ik9 To Sponsor NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at ISM Raceway
Xtreme Concepts and Ik9 To Sponsor #NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at ISM Raceway

ISM Raceway announced yesterday that Xtreme Concepts and iK9 will serve as the title sponsor of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at ISM Raceway on Saturday, March 9, at 2:00 p.m. MST.

#NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Jeffrey Earnhardt will be hosting a Q&A session with race fans in the INfield behind Gatorade Victory Lane at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday.

The iK9 Service Dog 200 will kick off the exciting racing action this weekend at the newly modernized ISM Raceway. In addition to the entitlement sponsorship, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Jeffrey Earnhardt will be hosting a Q&A session with race fans in the INfield behind Gatorade Victory Lane at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday.



“We’re thrilled to welcome Xtreme Concepts to ISM Raceway and showcase the great work they are doing with iK9,” said Julie Giese, ISM Raceway president. “In addition to the NASCAR Xfinity Series race entitlement, their activation throughout the weekend with fans exemplifies their dedication to this sport and the community around it. We’re proud to have them as an ISM Raceway partner.”

Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Xtreme Concepts, Inc. is a worldwide leader in providing turnkey security solutions, training and technology integration to U.S. government, military and commercial clients on a global scale. iK9 is a comprehensive Canine Solutions provider for detection and service dogs, along with professional handler education, dedicated to providing world-class canine services to the working dog community.

“We’re excited to partner with ISM Raceway, particularly with the recent completion of their state-of-the-art facility,’ said Landon Ashe, CEO of Xtreme Concepts and iK9. “We knew this was an appropriate track to highlight the service dogs and what they do for our communities through such a big stage like NASCAR.”

Tickets and INfield access wristbands for the iK9 Service Dog 200 are available online at ISMRaceway.com, by phone at 1-866-408-RACE (7223) or in person at the ISM Raceway ticket office. Adult and Junior prices are available.

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