Friday, November 22, 2019

2019 NASCAR Series Champions Are Repeaters

2019 NASCAR Series Champions Are Repeaters

Kyle Busch (2015 & 2019); Tyler Reddick (2018 & 2019); Matt Crafton (2013, 2014, & 2019) 

 Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing, celebrates winning both the race and championship - #NASCAR

Busch – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (#MENCS)

Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing, won the second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship of his career Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. 

He is the 16th driver all-time with multiple MENCS championships and joins Jimmie Johnson as the only active drivers with multiple Cup series titles. On his way to winning the championship, Busch posted five wins, 17 top-five finishes, 27 top-10 finishes and one pole.

“Today we had a really good car and I could race around and move around,” said Busch. “That’s what’s so special about Homestead-Miami Speedway, is the ability to put on a show. I felt like we did that there racing those guys. I know it kind of dulled out towards the end. It was exciting enough from my seat. It was a lot of fun to cap off such an amazing year.”

Reddick- NASCAR Xfinity Series (#NXS)

Tyler Reddick, driver of the No. 2 for Richard Childress Racing, won his second consecutive NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) championship on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He became the first NXS driver since Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2011-12) to claim back-to-back NXS championships, and is the first in series history to capture a title with two different organizations.

Reddick clinched the title by winning the Ford EcoBoost 300 for the second consecutive year. He passed fellow Championship 4 contender Cole Custer with 19 laps remaining and stayed out front until receiving the checkered flag.

“This one means so much more,” Reddick said. “It was a lot better year, and it was really cool to go back-to-back. It’s all about Richard (Childress). He’s the one who believed I could be a champion before I won the first one, and I was just really glad to keep him true to his promise.”

Crafton - NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS)

Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Ford for ThorSport Racing, won the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) championship on Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was the third title of Crafton’s career, tying Jack Sprague for the second-most championships in series history.

Crafton became the first driver under the current playoff format to win a championship without winning a race during the season. He finished second in the Ford EcoBoost 200, beating out Championship 4 contenders Ross Chastain, Stewart Friesen and Brett Moffitt. Austin Hill won the Ford EcoBoost 200, his fourth victory in the NGOTS and his first at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

“It feels amazing,” said Crafton. “It’s one step closer to what (Ron) Hornaday Jr. has done and they called us the underdog. I heard (Todd) Bodine and everybody say that I was the underdog and I didn’t have it, and we fought harder I guarantee it. Every one of these guys worked hard. This Menard’s F-150 was fast tonight.”


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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Ride A Segway Around ISM Raceway

Starting on November 18, ISM Raceway became home to Segway tours hosted by iLean Ride Co. As a tour guest, you will get the opportunity to experience an exciting lap around the one-mile oval as well as a VIP tour of the entire facility. 

Ride A Segway Around ISM Raceway #NASCAR


In addition to the lap along the track’s apron and its infamous dogleg, the two-hour tour will take guests throughout the facility, highlighting unique areas at ISM Raceway. Guests will have their picture taken crossing the start/finish line before venturing down pit road and cruising through the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup garages. Guests will also visit Gatorade Victory Lane for a celebratory photo just like a NASCAR driver during a postrace trophy presentation.

Guests will also have the opportunity to ride through the midway, visiting the grandstand side of ISM Raceway. Additionally, guests will receive a behind-the-scenes look at ISM Raceway’s suite level, including NASCAR Race Control and observe the track from the perspective of NASCAR’s race officials.

The two-hour Segway tour is $89 per person. Guests that would prefer to stay on four wheels can enjoy the entire experience in a limousine golf cart for $39 per person.

Dates and Times

November 18 - March 1
10:00 am :: 1:00 pm :: 4:00 pm

March 9 - May 30
10:00 am :: 1:00 pm :: 4:00 pm





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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

NASCAR and Rev Racing Announce 2020 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Team

NASCAR and Rev Racing Announce 2020 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Team

Mix of Rev Racing Veterans and Newcomers Selected to Drive ARCA Menards Series and Late Model Cars Next Season



Following a national search for top diverse driver talent, NASCAR and Rev Racing today announced the six ethnically diverse and female drivers selected to the 2020 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program.

The program’s newest class features five drivers who will make their return to Rev Racing next season, including Chase Cabre, Nicholas Sanchez, Gracie Trotter, Rajah Caruth and Isabella Robusto. Late model driver Perry Patino will make his debut with NASCAR Drive for Diversity in 2020.

Caruth and Robusto competed in the 2019 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program and raced Legends cars for Rev Racing at this year’s Bojangles’ Summer Shootout in Charlotte, N.C. They also ran five other races with Rev Racing as part of the youth program.

“We are very enthusiastic about the progress we continue to make with the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program, and the 2020 class exemplifies the evolution of the program,” said Jusan Hamilton, Director, Racing Operations and Event Management at NASCAR. “We were extremely impressed with the confidence, competitive drive and raw talent of the drivers that competed at this year’s combine, which made the selection process challenging for us. Our partners at Rev Racing work hard every year to develop the best diverse drivers around the world. To see familiar faces in this class that have grown and advanced through the youth ranks of the program bolsters our belief that we will see some of these same drivers at the top levels of NASCAR in the future.”


The six drivers were selected from a group of invitees that competed in the two-day NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Combine in October at Daytona International Speedway and New Smyrna Speedway.

The combine included fitness assessments and evaluations of each driver’s marketing and media skills. The on-track portion tested the drivers’ abilities behind the wheel and proficiencies in late model stock cars. Representatives from NASCAR and Rev Racing were on-hand to evaluate the talent and determine the 2020 team.

“We have seen great success this past year with our drivers having multiple wins in every series we participated in this season,” said Max Siegel, Owner of Rev Racing. “Our returning drivers have certainly set the bar high. We are all excited to welcome the new members of this year’s class to the Rev Racing family and continue the momentum moving into the 2020 season.”

Caruth, Patino, Robusto and Trotter will compete in a NASCAR Late Model, while Cabre and Sanchez will compete in the ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Showdown Series in 2020.

Competing in a late model stock car will be a first for drivers like Caruth, whose background is in iRacing, and Robusto, who has experience racing Legends cars.

Caruth will become the first driver with an iRacing background to be selected for the program. He is a product of the eNASCAR IGNITE Series — a first-of-its kind esports competition created to identify young talent by providing a low barrier of entry to the sport.

NASCAR Drive for Diversity provides opportunities for women and minorities to pursue career opportunities in NASCAR in the driver’s seat and on pit crews through the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Program and off the track through the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program.

The 2020 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development team includes:

  • Chase Cabre: The 22-year-old from Tampa, Fla., will join Rev Racing for his fourth-consecutive racing season and compete in the ARCA Menards Series East. Cabre won twice in 2019 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
  • Rajah Caruth: In just 42 starts, Caruth, 17, of Washington, D.C., has twice won races in the eNASCAR IGNITE Series, driving the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1/Ford Mustang. Additionally, he earned two heat wins with Rev Racing in the 2019 Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
  • Perry Patino: The 20-year-old, Montgomery, Ala., native will join Rev Racing for the first time with one Limited Late Model win at Montgomery Speedway and the 2018 Limited Late Model championship under his belt.
  • Isabella Robusto: The 15-year-old won the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout in the Semi-Pro class in 2019 and finished second in Semi-Pro points. The Fort Mill, S.C., native was honored with the Young Racer award at the 2018 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Awards.
  • Nicholas Sanchez: The 18-year-old Miami native returns to Rev Racing for his fourth-consecutive season after winning at Myrtle Beach Speedway and Langley Speedway in a Late Model Stock Car in 2019.
  • Gracie Trotter: Denver, N.C., native, Gracie Trotter, 18, returns to Rev Racing as the 2019 Winter Heat Series champion at Charlotte Motor Speedway. She also won Round 5 of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout in the Semi-Pro Division.


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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Justin Allgaier’s Daughter Harper Remediates Race Disappointment

Justin Allgaier’s Daughter Harper Remediates Race Disappointment
#NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship contender Justin Allgaier finished in 14th place in the Race - 4th in the points.

For NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship contender Justin Allgaier, his No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet lacked the necessary speed from the beginning of the race weekend in order to be competitive. He was never able to jump ahead of the other three title contenders, and scrapping the wall with less than twenty laps remaining, Allgaier had to settle for a disappointing fourteen place finish.



“It was disappointing because we felt like yesterday in practice, the seven laps that we got, that our balance was pretty good,” Allgaier said. “We were excited about tonight because the things we worked on yesterday and in the shop and try to make better for our program, we had done.

Justin Allgaier with his Crew - #NASCAR Xfinity Series

“Unfortunately, tonight we were just way too loose and way too loose to really push at the speed those guys were running.”


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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Matt Crafton – 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Champion

Matt Crafton – 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Champion

No. 88 ThorSport Racing Ford F-150

 Crafton – 2019 #NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Champion


After missing the Championship 4 last season for the first time since the elimination-style Playoffs were introduced to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, Matt Crafton came back to contend for the 2019 title in Miami last night in the rain delayed finale.

The lone back-to-back champion in series history (2013, 2014) got to Miami the hard way – through consistency. Crafton was the only driver in the Championship 4 who hadn’t visited Victory Lane this season. (In fact, he hasn’t hoisted a trophy since Eldora Speedway in July of 2017 – a string of 57 races without a win.) Nevertheless, the veteran driver put together six top-five and 17 top-10 finishes this season.

That losing streak was not broken last night. Nevertheless, Matt’s second place finish in the “Ford EcoBoost 200” was enough to propel him into his third title. 


Some NASCAR fans have been vocal regarding our now three-time Truck Champion’s ability to capture this latest throne without a 2019 race win.

However, Crafton abided by the current rules and in NASCAR Race Mom’s humble opinion, earned his way into the NASCAR History book.

Crafton History Lesson

To take a look back at Crafton’s championship seasons – both of which were before the current Playoff format was introduced to the Gander Trucks – he had only one win in his first title campaign in 2013, the fourth race of the season at Kansas (a 1.5-mile track like Miami). He then finished 21st in the season finale at Miami but had already locked up the title by starting the race.

Then in 2014, Crafton won a pair of races en route to the title – but both wins were early in the season, at Martinsville in the second race and then at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway in the sixth race. He then finished ninth at Miami to close out the title by 21 points over Ryan Blaney.

Matt Crafton Photos


 Crafton – 2019 #NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Champion
 Crafton – 2019 #NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Champion
 Crafton – 2019 #NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Champion
 Crafton – 2019 #NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Champion


FYI: Austin Hill, driver of the #16 Chiba Toyopet Toyota, won the race.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Victory Junction – Adam’s Way

Victory Junction – Adam’s Way

#MyGivingStory @GivingTuesday 


#MyGivingStory is a social media storytelling contest created to foster a public conversation about giving and to inspire more people to give.

z & Paul Smith (Victory Junction – Indoor Sports Field)


Below is my entry: 

My devotion to the resilience of children stimulates me to give back. Every month, my husband and I donate to Victory Junction. We love how health challenged children entrusted to this camp gain a greater understanding of their own strengths and courage.

Victory Junction is a medically safe, yet exhilarating facility that challenges youngsters who have a serious medical condition to try things they never imagined possible. As they conquer activities like zip lining and archery or experience bowling, fishing or swimming, the children build confidence that will positively shape how they view the rest of their lives. You should see the “Adventure Tower” which stands fifty-five (55) feet tall and is covered in puzzling ways to get to the top!

We visited the Victory Junction a couple of years back and were thrilled to see how creativity and ingenuity came together to offer these kids the experience of their lives.

This transformative Camp has enriched over eight thousand young campers and thanks to generosity of donors, families never pay for their child to attend. How awesome it would be if we could donate that $10,000 prize to this charity.

“Come what come may, time and the hour run through the roughest day.” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth. The camp began operation in 2004. It was the dream of Adam Petty, a fourth-generation race car driver from the famous Petty family. Adam died at the young age of nineteen in 2000 during a practice lap crash. It was his dream to help children and Adam’s family, fellow drivers, plus friends made it happen.

Victory Junction is part of SeriousFun Children’s Network (SFCN), an alliance of nine camps nationally and thirty camps worldwide that serve children dealing with serious medical condition and chronic illnesses. It is also an official charity of NASCAR.

If you are ever near Randleman, North Carolina, I highly recommend you arrange for a tour of the Victory Junction grounds. The insight you reap will enhance your life.

The twenty entries with the most votes will be sent to the Contest Judges. Voting is super easy. You just click on the entry link and then click on the green vote button on the top left of the screen. Bam you are done for the day.

You can vote once daily until December 10, 2019.

Please Click Here Daily
to Vote for My Entry


What are the prizes?

There are several streams of prizes:
  1. From among the 20 finalists with the most votes, the judges' rankings will determine the winners of 1st Place ($10,000 for your chosen nonprofit organization), 2nd Place ($5,000 for your chosen nonprofit organization) and 3rd Place ($2,500 for your chosen nonprofit organization).
  2. The four nonprofit organizations that are nominated by the most story submitters will each receive $2,000 grants. (Note that this will not impact individual stories' eligibility to be a finalist or winner of one of the larger prizes.)
  3. The five stories submitted by people between the ages of 13 and 17 with the most votes will receive the #GivingTuesdayKids award and $1,000 for their chosen nonprofit organization.
  4. The five Spanish-language stories with the most votes will be reviewed by judges. The two finalists with the highest scores will receive the #Yo Donoy Porque award and $12,500 for their chosen nonprofit organization.
  5. Two stories that touch the GivingTuesday team will each receive an Honorable Mention and $1,000 for their chosen nonprofit organization.
  6. Eight times throughout the voting period (twice per week), an entry will be selected at random to receive a $500 grant for their chosen charity. (Note that this will not impact individual stories’ eligibility to be a finalist or winner of one of the larger prizes.)
  7. Every day during the submission period (November 1st to December 3rd), an entry will be selected at random to receive a custom GivingTuesday gift. 

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Corey Lajoie To Appear At Bluegreen Vacations Solara Surfside Resort

Corey Lajoie To Appear At Bluegreen Vacations Solara Surfside Resort

Thursday November 14 At 5 P.M.

Corey Lajoie To Appear At Bluegreen Vacations Solara Surfside Resort


Expanding upon an agreement designating Bluegreen Vacations as the “Official Vacation Ownership Provider of NASCAR®” and an “Official Partner of ISC®,” driver Corey LaJoie will be behind the wheel of the No. 32 Ford Mustang at this weekend’s Ford EcoBoost 300. Prior to his arrival at Homestead–Miami Speedway, LaJoie and his car will be welcomed by the Bluegreen Vacations Solara Surfside team Thursday, November 14 at 5:00 p.m.

Corey LaJoie is a third-generation racer and a very well-known name in the racing world. His grandfather, Don LaJoie, is a member of the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame alongside his father, Randy LaJoie who claimed the XFINITY Series Championships in 1996 and 1997. 

LaJoie already has an impressive racing career that includes six wins in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, three wins in the ARCA Series, and several top 10’s in NASCAR’s top series. He completed his rookie campaign in the Cup Series in 2017, earning a career best finish of 11th at Daytona. In 2018, he moved to TriStar Motorsports to drive the No. 72 car part-time, earning a season best of 16th place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

When the 2019 season arrived, LaJoie entered his first full-time position in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series by joining GoFAS Racing and piloting the No. 32 Ford Mustang. Kicking off the season (and creating a lot of media buzz), he wheeled the infamous Old Spice “Face” car. Mid-season, he yielded the team’s highest finish of 7th place at Daytona International Speedway’s Coke Zero Sugar 400.

About Bluegreen Vacations Corporation:

Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (NYSE: BXG) is a leading vacation ownership company that markets and sells vacation ownership interests (VOIs) and manages resorts in popular leisure and urban destinations. The Bluegreen Vacation Club is a flexible, points-based vacation ownership plan with approximately 219,000 owners, 69 Club and Club Associate Resorts and access to nearly 11,400 other hotels and resorts through partnerships and exchange networks as of September 30, 2019. Bluegreen Vacations also offers a portfolio of comprehensive, fee-based resort management, financial, and sales and marketing services, to or on behalf of third parties. Bluegreen is approximately 90% owned by BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX) (OTCQX: BBXTB), a diversified holding company. For further information, visit www.BluegreenVacations.com.


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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Win Big with Busch Beer & Kevin Harvick at Homestead

Win Big with Busch Beer & Kevin Harvick at Homestead

Tweet Using #Busch4Harvick & #sweepstakes When Harvick Leads

Win Big with Busch Beer & Kevin Harvick at Homestead - #nascar #Busch4Harvick
It all comes down to this! The 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series will come to its epic conclusion this weekend, with Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch vying for the championship at Homestead-Miami!

Now Busch Beer has made it even more thrilling to watch this event unfold.

As the title sponsor of Kevin Harvick, Busch Beer has unwavering support for their guy. But it has been Harvick’s biggest fans that have truly helped him get this far. For this final run, Busch will reward those who stuck by him through the ups and downs of 2019.

It was announced today, that Busch is holding a fan competition of its own for the race: Whenever Harvick takes or holds the lead at Homestead, any fan who Tweets using #Busch4Harvick & #sweepstakes will be entered for a chance to win beer for a year from Busch AND a signed, limited-edition Harvick Busch can! 

Win Big with Busch Beer & Kevin Harvick at Homestead - #nascar #Busch4Harvick


You may tweet an unlimited amount of times. Busch Beer will match the number of winners to the final number of laps Kevin leads in the race. All you have to do for a chance to win is cheer with them on Twitter, and act as fast as Harvick takes laps!

Win Big with Busch Beer & Kevin Harvick at Homestead - #nascar #Busch4Harvick

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