Monday, May 25, 2020

Xfinity Sunoco Rookie of the Year Standings

Xfinity Sunoco Rookie of the Year Standings

The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway today for the Alsco 300 (7:30 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Top Rookie Harrison Burton #NASCAR
Harrison Burton  may have lost the top spot in the standings after Thursday’s race at Darlington Raceway, but he still leads the Sunoco Rooke of the Year standings and is sitting in second place in the championship points standings.

He has won every single rookie award so far this season and is the only contender in the top 10 in points. 



Sunoco Rooke of the Year #NASCAR

NAME
POINTS
AWARDS
Harrison Burton
204
5
Riley Herbst
128
0
Jesse Little
67
0
Joe Graf Jr.
48
0
Kody Vanderwal
13
0


Herbst  is currently one spot outside of the top 10 in 11th. He finished 18th at Darlington Raceway and will make his Xfinity Series debut at Charlotte today

Little is sitting in 22nd place in the points standings and finished 36th at Darlington. He will also be making his Xfinity Series track debut.

Joe Graf Jr. finished 19th at Darlington and Kody Vanderwal finished 32nd. They will both be making their debuts at Charlotte, as well.


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Sunday, May 24, 2020

600 Miles of Remembrance

600 Miles of Remembrance

Coca Cola 600 Returns to Honor Fallen Service Members

Coca Cola 600 Returns to Honor Fallen Service Members #NASCAR


In what has become an annual tradition during the Coca-Cola 600, the names of U.S. Armed Forces members who sacrificed their lives for our country will be proudly displayed on the windshields of each of the 40 NASCAR Cup Series cars participating in the race.

Several of the names were chosen due to personal connections the team or sponsor had to the fallen service members.


Three of the Stewart-Haas Racing cars will feature the names of soldiers killed on May 23, 2011, when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in the country’s eastern Kunar province. The deaths of Staff Sergeant Kristofferson Lorenzo (will be on Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Ford), Private First Class William Blevins (on the No. 10 of Aric Almirola) and Private First Class Andrew Krippner (on the No. 14 of Clint Bowyer) had an impact on team fabricator Matthew Ridgway, a U.S. Army veteran. While Ridgway did not know the three men personally, he would later serve in the same battalion as the fallen soldiers honored on the team’s cars.
Kurt Busch and the No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet will carry the name of U.S. Navy Petty Officer Second Class Philip Grieser on the windshield during Sunday’s race. Grieser was the chief of Seabee team 1013 and was killed in a base attack in 1969 while serving in the Vietnam War. His son, Doug Newell, is an electrician for Chip Ganassi Racing.

Brennan Poole’s No. 15 Spartan Mosquito Chevy Camaro will proudly honor SFC. Nathan Ross

Chapman from 1st Special Forces Group. Chapman, from San Antonio, Texas, was killed on January 4, 2002, in Khost, Afghanistan. Three members of the Spartan Mosquito family also served in the 1st Special Forces Group.

Coca Cola 600 #NASCAR
With Sunday’s race to run without fans or special guests in attendance, each of the families honored as part of 600 Miles of Remembrance on Sunday will receive an acrylic replica of the racecar header with the fallen service member’s name and rank from NASCAR and Coca-Cola. Additionally, Coca-Cola is hosting a private pre-race virtual concert by country artist Justin Moore for Gold Star Families.

Charlotte Motor Speedway will continue its long-standing tradition of military tributes in recognition of Memorial Day Weekend. In addition to the pre-race military flyover, the race broadcast on FOX will capture a moment of silence at the conclusion of Stage 2, when all cars will stop on pit road to honor to the fallen.


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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Four Days of NASCAR Excitement

Four Days of NASCAR Excitement

Charlotte Motor Speedway Hosts:

  • #MENCS ON May 24th and May 27th
  • #NXS on May 25th
  • #NGOTS on the May 26th
Now with two races completed in NASCAR’s return to racing following the stoppage due to the COVID-19 outbreak, NASCAR moves on to Charlotte Motor Speedway for a pair of NASCAR Cup Series races plus an Xfinity and Truck race over the next four days.

Four Days of #NASCAR Excitement

NASCAR Cup Series

  • Next Race: Coca-Cola 600
  • The Place: Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • The Date: Sunday, May 24
  • The Time: 6 p.m. ET
  • TV: FOX, 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
  • Distance: 600 miles (400 laps)
    • Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 100)
    • Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 200)
    • Stage 3 (Ends on Lap 300)
    • Final Stage (Ends on Lap 400)
  • 2019 Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr.

NASCAR Xfinity Series

  • Next Race: Alsco 300
  • The Place: Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • The Date: Monday, May 25
  • The Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: FS1, 7 p.m. ET
  • Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
  • Distance: 300 miles (200 Laps)
    • Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 45)
    • Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 90)
    • Final Stage (Ends on Lap 200)
  • 2019 Race Winner: Brad Keselowski

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series

  • Next Race: North Carolina Education Lottery 200
  • The Place: Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • The Date: Tuesday, May 26
  • The Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV: FS1, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
  • Distance: 201 miles (134 Laps)
    • Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 30)
    • Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 60)
    • Final Stage (Ends on Lap 134)
  • 2019 Winner: Kyle Busch

NASCAR Cup Series

  • Next Race: Also Uniforms 500
  • The Place: Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • The Date: Wednesday, May 27
  • The Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV: FS1, 7 p.m. ET
  • Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
  • Distance: 310.6 miles (205 laps)
    • Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 55),
    • Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 115)
    • Final Stage (Ends on Lap 208)

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Briscoe Family Suffers a Miscarriage

The Briscoe Family Suffers a Miscarriage
Chase with Wife Marissa Briscoe during happier times.  #NASCAR

Chase David Wayne Briscoe is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 98 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing with Fred Biagi. 

Chase is just twenty-five years old; so most would consider him a 'kid.' However, this athlete had to deal with a grown-up tragedy yesterday.


Briscoe was at Darlington Raceway preparing for a race and watching the events unfold at home over FaceTime as a sonogram machine was brought in to double-check.

“As I watched the doctor do all the stuff on the ultra sound I’ll never forget when she said “Now for the heartbeat” and then the empty black screen I saw and hearing her say “I’m so sorry,” Briscoe wrote. "It was like time stopped, nothing else even mattered."
 NRM's positive thoughts and prayers are with the Briscoe family during this difficult time.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Xfinity Series' Return Delayed Due to Weather

Xfinity Series' Return Delayed Due to Weather

Race Postponed until 05/21/2020

NASCAR postponed Tuesday night's scheduled Toyota 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway until Thursday at noon ET (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) because of persistent rain showers in the region.

All the cars passed inspection with no issues before Tuesday's rain postponement was announced. Kody Vanderwal in the No. 52 Means Motorsports Chevrolet (originally starting 21st) and Joe Graf Jr. in the No. 08 SS Green Light Racing Chevrolet (originally starting 36th) will both start from the rear of the field for unapproved adjustments. 

A second NASCAR Cup Series race at the historic 1.366-mile track - the Toyota 500 - is still scheduled for Wednesday evening (6 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Photos: Tuesday, May 19 at Darlington Raceway

 #66 CrashClaimsR.us Toyota, driven by Stephen  Leicht #NASCAR Xfinity Series
Crew members push the #66 CrashClaimsR.us Toyota, driven by Stephen
Leicht through the garage area prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Toyota 200
#90 Larue Snowblowers/rousseau Chevrolet, driven by  Alex Labbe #NASCAR Xfinity Series
Crew members push the #90 Larue Snowblowers/rousseau Chevrolet, driven by
Alex Labbe through the garage area prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Toyota 200
#93 Chevrolet, driven by Myatt Snider #NASCAR Xfinity Series
Crew members push the #93 Chevrolet, driven by Myatt Snider through
the garage area prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Toyota 200.
#98 HighPoint.com Ford, driven by Chase Briscoe #NASCAR Xfinity Series
Crew members push the #98 HighPoint.com Ford, driven by Chase Briscoe
through the garage area prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Toyota 200.
Cars sit covered in the garage area prior to the #NASCAR Xfinity Series Toyota 200.
Cars sit covered in the garage area prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Toyota 200.

JR Motorsports driver Noah Gragson, who won the season-opening Xfinity Series race at Daytona, will start on pole position in Thursday afternoon's race alongside teammate Michael Annett - the race's starting lineup conducted in a draw.


Xfinity Series championship leader Harrison Burton will start 12th alongside Stewart-Haas Racing driver Chase Briscoe, who trails Burton by three points in the championship. This will be the Xfinity Series Darlington track debut for the 20-year old Burton.

#NASCAR Xfinity Series, 'Toyota 200' Trophy
Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, who is scheduled to compete in all seven of the first NASCAR races back (at Darlington and Charlotte), will start 26th. He is the only former winner in the field.

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Drive by Kelley Earnhardt Miller

Drive by Kelley Earnhardt Miller

9 Lessons to Win in Business and in Life

Drive by Kelley Earnhardt Miller / 9 Lessons to Win in Business and in Life


In Drive, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, daughter of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and sister to Dale Jr., opens up about growing up in the world of NASCAR, sharing the lessons she learned about being a successful business leader and what she discovered, often the hard way, about winning in life.

Kelley and brother Dale Jr. flank 2017 Xfinity Series Champion William Byron

Immediately I realized that what she had written was more than a detailed guide to success in business and in life. It was also a glimpse into the childhood that created some challenges for her. Frankly, I was surprised by Kelley’s honesty and transparency. But it filled me with pride and made me even more excited about what you, the reader, would learn. A sampling of the book’s forward by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Drive offers nine important lessons learned about winning in business and in life, given not as a formula for greatness but as insight from a fellow traveler on a journey that is sometimes difficult, painful, unexpected, or confusing and sometimes exhilarating and joyful: 
  • • Be Authentic and Approachable 
  • • Manage Your Emotions 
  • • Succeed Using Strengths 
  • • Let Go to Move Forward 
  • • Customize Your Communication 
  • • Know How to Make Decisions 
  • • Aim for the Win-Win • Show Kindness 
  • • Live a Balanced Life 


This writer found Drive a very easy and enjoyable read. The fact that it proved inspirational in both one’s personal and business identities was a terrific bonus.

Now as a NASCAR Nut, Ms. Earnhardt Miller’s insight into the persona of her father, the legendary ‘#3 Intimidator’ (Dale Earnhardt Sr.) was priceless to me.

Further, NRM is still in awe at Kelley’s ability to describe the negative segment of her relationship with her stepmother without uttering derogatory words; a talent I will struggle to attain.

In this especially challenging time (Covid-19 Crisis), NASCAR fan or not, readers will benefit from this book’s Win-Win way of life. You are bound to discover how to make better decisions in all your undertakings.

Kelley Earnhardt Miller

My advice during the COVID 19 crisis for NASCAR business and families is to first stay home to stay healthy. I will admit the first week being home during this crisis was extremely emotional for me. The fears of the unknown certainly got the best of me.

After a few weeks with more and more information coming together, finding ways to do business virtually and still accomplish what we need to accomplish and spending time with my family has given me new perspective on how we can get through this. It takes self-talk and patience, which are hard to come by as an Earnhardt, but everyday a little more comfort comes.

For our business, staying in touch with our management groups and our employee base has been key. They need to hear from me, from their supervisors so that we maintain a sense of normal communication and that they aren’t forgotten during these tough times. It’s so easy to see people at your place of work and feel that’s enough, but when you aren’t seeing them, we need to talk to them.

We’ve kept weekly updates by email to our employees and a text group of managers to help communicate information. Being transparent with where we are and what we are working on to help them through these tough times and sustain our business until we get back racing. Meanwhile, our employees can enjoy the time with their families which is something they don’t get during our hectic race schedule throughout the year!


About the Author

Kelley Earnhardt Miller is part owner and general manager of JR Motorsports and is considered one of the most prominent businesswomen in NASCAR today. She oversees the company’s race team, management team, and business ventures for her brother, Dale Earnhardt Jr. The daughter of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, Earnhardt Miller graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BA in business administration. A multiple-award recipient, she was named in 2015 as one of SportsBusiness Journal’s Game Changers/Women in Sports Business for her impact on the motorsports industry. Kelley is married to L.W. Miller and is mom to Karsyn, Kennedy, and Wyatt.

Read More about Drive at KelleyEarnhardtDrive.com

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Female #NASCAR Driver Ruch to Launch Podcast

Female #NASCAR Driver Ruch to Launch Podcast

Female NASCAR Driver Angela Ruch and Husband Mike Ruch Launch 'The Ruch Life Podcast Reality Stars of The Ruch Life' Announce New Podcast Series

Female NASCAR Driver Angela Ruch and Husband Mike Ruch Launch The Ruch Life Podcast Reality Stars of The Ruch Life Announce New Podcast Series #NASCAR


Female NASCAR driver Angela Ruch and husband Mike Ruch, stars of the new hit reality series, The Ruch Life, have just announced the launch of their new podcast series. The Ruch Life Podcast will release new episodes every Monday and Thursday covering trending topics in pop culture and the news, the NASCAR industry, sports, entertainment, fashion, motherhood, parenting, and more, starting on Thursday, April 2nd.


Earlier this year, Angela and Mike launched The Ruch Life reality series on FacebookWatch which gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at Angela’s comeback to NASCAR, along with the everyday struggles of transitioning into parenthood and the ultimate success of adopting two newborn babies.

The new podcast will offer fans an even deeper look into the lives of Angela and Mike while interviewing guests from across all industries including notable athletes, pop culture and reality stars, musicians, influencers, as well as close family and friends.

“We’re excited to take on this next venture and connect with fans even more through The Ruch Life Podcast,” said Angela Ruch. “We are beyond grateful for all of the support and love we’ve received for our show, and we wanted to give our fans an opportunity to spend more time with us while keeping it funny, entertaining, and real.”

A new episode will be live every Monday and Thursday, and listeners can stream the episodes on Facebook Watch, YouTube, IGTV, Spotify and Apple Music. Fans can keep up with the episode schedule on The Ruch Life’s Instgram, Angela Ruch’s Instagram, and The Ruch Life Facebook.

A new episode will be live every Monday and Thursday, and listeners can stream the episodes on Facebook Watch, YouTube, IGTV, Spotify and Apple Music. #nascar

About Angela Ruch

About Angela Ruch (#NASCAR)
As the third generation of Copes to enter the world of racing, Angela and her twin sister, Amber, received a go-kart while they were only nine years old, thus beginning their career in racecar driving. Being the niece of former Daytona 500 Champion, Derrike Cope, Angela always had a desire to race, and entered her first NASCAR race in 2010.

Since then, she continued to compete and received a number of accomplishments, including: First to Lead Laps by a Female Driver in the Truck Series at Daytona, Second-Best Finish By Female Driver in the Truck Series, Tied Danica Patrick for Second-Best Finish by Female Driver at Daytona All-Time and more. Angela is currently one of three female NASCAR drivers in the world right now, and the only mother in the industry.

All while making her return to NASCAR, Angela started a new journey in her life as a mother. With her husband, Mike Ruch, founder and CEO of Industrial Timber, the couple adopted two babies, which was showcased on her new reality show, “The Ruch Life.” The Ruch Life, debuted on Facebook Watch in 2020, focuses on Angela’s return to the racetrack, as well as her plans to adopt and start a family. To date, the show has received over 7 million views, averaging over 835K views per episodes in the United States.

In addition to her career with NASCAR, and new journey as a mother, Angela is a partner and advocate for Give a Child A Voice. Founded by Angela’s nephew, Eric Erdman, Give a Child A Voice is a non-profit organization with a mission to put an end to bullying, child abuse, and life-threatening childhood illnesses.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Pro Drivers Plunge into Esports

Pro Drivers Plunge into Esports

Technology and the booming eSports industry is helping to fill the void created by the shutdown in sports over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Technology and the booming eSports industry is helping to fill the void created by the shutdown in sports over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


The inaugural event had a combined total of 12.1 million minutes watched on “The Race” YouTube channel – that’s a combined total of 23 years of total content consumed. The massive fan engagement featured nearly 30,000 combined comments and millions of impressions on social media.



These events were created following the cancellation of the opening round of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in Australia. Other major motorsports championships including the NASCAR, Formula E, IndyCar, and the World Endurance Championship have also been shut down due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic.

The second event one week later using the Indianapolis road course featured the racing return of Nico Hulkenberg following his F1 exit, and was won by another Esports big name in van Buren.

Rudy van Buren is back for more, along with his World’s Fastest Gamer successor James Baldwin.

The format will be the same as last week with three heats – two for real-world pro drivers and one for sim racers – before last-chance qualifier and a grand final featuring five Esports racers against the pros.

Arrow McLaren SP’s rising IndyCar star Patricio O’Ward and FIA Formula 3 racer Sophia Florsch are among the new additions for The Race All-Star Esports Battle 3, running alongside the brand new Legends Trophy event.

The grid is bustling with a strong list of real-life racers including Juan Pablo Montoya and his son Sebastian, Formula E points leader Antonio Felix da Costa and fellow series challenger Maximilian Gunther and the top real-life racer from the last race, Daniel Juncadella.



The Race All-Star Battle – Round 3 + Legends Trophy


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