Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Production Alliance Group #NXS Race Title Sponsor

Production Alliance Group #NXS Race Title Sponsor

Company Signs Two-Year Deal with Auto Club Speedway

Auto Club Speedway officials announced that Production Alliance Group has renewed its title sponsorship for 2020 and 2021, serving as sponsor for the NASCAR Xfinity Series 300 race. This year’s Production Alliance Group 300 will run on Saturday, Feb. 29. The event will air on FS1 at 1PM (PT). The official race hashtag will be #PAG300.



Production Alliance Group is a world-wide premium live-event and creative development company based in Tustin, Calif. Their passion for their craft has allowed them to work with top names and brands in both corporate and entertainment industries.

“Over the past four years, our partnership with Production Alliance Group has grown tremendously,” said Auto Club Speedway President Dave Allen. “We’re delighted to be associated with such a quality team and look forward to continuing to bring unmatched entertainment to the greatest fans in NASCAR.”

Production Alliance Group’s television company, 3rd Rail Productions, produces original content and last year launched its latest reality show about iconic films from the 70s, 80s and 90s called Beyond the Backlot on YouTube and Facebook Watch. 

General admission tickets start at $30.00 and Kids 12 and under are free with Lefty’s Kids Club Membership to attend the NASCAR Xfinity Series Production Alliance Group 300 race. Purchase online at www.autoclubspeedway.com,  call 800-944-7223 or visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket Office at 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana.



Source: Track Press Release

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  5. Come on Down Kurt Busch

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Johnson to Lead the Historic Five Wide Salute

Jimmie Johnson to Lead the Historic Five Wide Salute

Auto Club Speedway to Honor Southern California Native and Seven-Time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Prior to his Final Auto Club 400


Auto Club Speedway to Honor Southern California Native and Seven-Time#NASCAR Cup Series Champion Prior to his Final Auto Club 400
Jimmie Johnson's Family to be Honorary Starters for the 'Auto Club 400'

Jimmie Johnson is a racing legend in Southern California and thousands of fans will be at the NASCAR Auto Club 400 celebrating him as he makes his final start as a full-time NASCAR Cup driver on March 1, 2020. Auto Club Speedway will pay tribute to the El Cajon native through a variety of ways including incorporating family and friends into the pre-race ceremonies.
  • • Five Wide Salute – NASCAR Cup Series drivers will once again line up five wide to salute fans and special for this year, Jimmie will lead the Five Wide Salute. A tribute video will also play on the ISM Vision Screens reliving Johnson’s accomplishments at his hometown track.
  • • Family Named Honorary Starters: Chandra Johnson along with daughters Genevieve and Lydia will go into the starter stand to wave the green flag to start the Auto Club 400 as Jimmie makes his final start at his hometown track.
  • • Jimmie’s Mentor Named Honorary Pace Car Driver: Iconic motocross racer and childhood friend Ricky Johnson will serve as the Honorary Pace Car Driver and will drive the Official NASCAR 2020 Toyota Camry Pace Car where he will lead the field and the “Five Wide Salute” during the pace laps before the start of the NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 at 12:30 p.m. PT.
  • • Special Mural Highlights Jimmie’s Career: Renowned Los Angeles artist Jonas Never has painted a 19’ x 24’ mural telling the story of Jimmie’s career highlights along a wall on the APEX building in the heart of the Fan Zone. Ticket holders can view and take photos of the incredible artwork.



In addition, ticket holders will be able to see these tributes:
  • • Guests exiting through the infield tunnel will be treated with another Jimmie Johnson mural featuring his six wins and thanking him for an incredible career.
  • • Auto Club Speedway renamed one of its facility roads to Jimmie Johnson Drive, which will intersect with Jeff Gordon Way.

Jimmie Johnson has won at Auto Club Speedway a record six times – the most of any driver all-time. His first NASCAR Cup Series Career win was at Auto Club Speedway in 2002 and most recent trip to Victory Lane at the track came in 2016 while driving a fitting “Superman” paint scheme.

To purchase tickets, call 800-944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com, or visit ticket office at 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Ford Mustangs Sweep #NASCAR Cup & Xfinity In Las Vegas

Ford Mustangs Sweep #NASCAR Cup & Xfinity In Las Vegas

Winners: Logano - in the Pennzoil 400
Chase Briscoe - Boyd Gaming 300

oey  Logano wins the 'Pennzoil 400' and Chase Briscoe wins the 'Boyd Gaming 300.'  #NASCAR #MENCS #NXS


Joey Logano and Matt DiBenedetto led Ford Performance to a 1-2 finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the Pennzoil 400. Logano piloted the Team Penske Pennzoil Mustang to Ford’s first win of 2020 while winning his 24th NASCAR Cup Series career race.

“Congratulations to Joey, Paul, Roger, and the No. 22 crew,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines.


“Congratulations to Joey, Paul, Roger, and the No. 22 crew,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “It was great to see these Ford Mustangs run so strong. Our guys drove a great race and happy to see Joey and Paul get their first win of the season. We {Roush Yates Engines} are proud to be part of the Ford Performance team and power these fast Ford Mustangs.”

After a late race caution, at lap 262, Logano missed the call to pit, which placed him in the lead for the restart and a two-lap shoot out. As they came to green, Logano received a big push from Ricky Stenhouse Jr. which pushed him to the lead. With the clean air, he was able to separate himself from the rest of the pack and take the white flag before another caution came out on the last lap, securing Logano back-to-back wins in Las Vegas with Ford Performance.

We {Roush Yates Engines} are proud to be part of the Ford Performance team and power these fast Ford Mustangs.”


Logano commented in Victory Lane, “There was a little confusion, but it worked out really well. A lot of cars stayed out and that was key to that move. Winning the Pennzoil 400 with the Pennzoil car, this is huge. It means a lot to be able to do this two-years in a row winning this race. I’m proud of the effort everybody here behind me did today. They prepared a great car and executed the race perfectly and that’s what we wanted. We fought hard and tried to keep every spot we possibly could and then ultimately, oh man, being able to pull it into Victory Lane here.”

"Winning the Pennzoil 400 with the Pennzoil car, this is huge." Joey Logano


Ford has won four out of the last five races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Kevin Harvick (2018), Brad Keselowski (2018) and Logano (2019).

The Ford teams led a combined 165 laps out of the 267-lap race with a race high by Harvick of 92 followed by race winner, Logano with 54 and Team Penske teammate, Ryan Blaney with 19.

Ford has won four out of the last five races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Kevin Harvick (2018), Brad Keselowski (2018) and Logano (2019).


DiBenedetto drove the No. 21 Ford Mustang to a second-place finish with Wood Brothers Racing while Keselowski finished P7 and Harvick P8.

Matt DiBenedetto drove the No. 21 Ford Mustang to a second-place finish with Wood Brothers Racing.


Ford also went 1-2 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Sunday. Chase Briscoe from Stewart-Haas Racing crossed the finish line first, leading 89 laps out of the 200-lap race, to win his third career NXS race while Austin Cindric from Team Penske came in second, leading a total of 39 laps.

Ford also went 1-2 in the #NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Sunday with Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric


“It’s nice to get a win early,” Briscoe commented in Victory Lane. “Obviously, we were hoping that we could get a win at some point in the year – we expected to – but to get it in our Ford Performance Racing School Ford Mustang before Phoenix is definitely nice just because we can go there and kind of try some stuff because I feel like that’s one place I need to get way better at. That being said, it’s nice to take the point lead. It doesn’t mean as much this early in the season, but it’s a good confidence booster and it goes a long way when you’re in that first garage stall with your guys.”

“It’s nice to get a win early,” Briscoe commented in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Victory Lane.

Source: Roush Yates Engines (roushyates.com)

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Las Vegas' Own: the Busch Brothers

Las Vegas' Own: the Busch Brothers

Hometown Vegas Heroes

Las Vegas natives Kurt and Kyle Busch are unquestionably the fan favorites this weekend. For the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle, it’s about adding to his winnings. He’s already won a Cup Series race, two in the Xfinity Series and a pair of Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series races at the track. 

Las Vegas natives Kurt and Kyle Busch are unquestionably the fan favorites this weekend


Unfortunately for Kyle Busch, 34, he suffered another early exit from the Daytona 500 – making the two-time Cup champion 0-for-16 in the sport’s biggest race. He couldn’t be more motivated to get back on track at his hometown track, where in 2009 he won from the pole position to become its youngest Cup Series winner (23 years, nine months, 27 days). He remains the only driver to win from pole position at Vegas.

He’s finished seventh or better in four of the last six Cup races at Las Vegas, including third-place in this race last March. Twice he’s finished runner-up (in 2005 and 2018). His seven top-five finishes are tied for tops among those on the grid this week. 

Kyle Busch already won two #NASCAR races in Las Vegas this weekend.


He’s won the Late Model race Thursday night at Las Vegas’s famed "Bullring" and then repeated by capturing the checkered flag in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race on Friday night as well.



"Vegas always means a little bit more pressure – more pressure on myself – just because it’s the hometown and you want to win there,’’ Busch conceded. "Thankfully, I have won there, and I’ve knocked that one off the list, but certainly you want to win there every year.

"I love Vegas, the atmosphere and everything going on around that place.’’

"Lady Luck was not on our side,’’ Kurt Busch said at Daytona.
For older brother Kurt, 41, the 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion, it’s about finally finding a way to Las Vegas Motor Speedway Victory Lane. He has won a pair of pole positions (2010, 2016), but his best finish in 20 starts is third-place in 2005. Busch scored his only other top-five in this race last year, finishing fifth and leading 23 laps in his Vegas debut for Chip Ganassi Racing.

After leaving the Daytona 500 last week in the 19-car crash on Lap 184 of the race, Kurt Busch comes to Las Vegas eager to turn his fortune around.

"Lady Luck was not on our side,’’ Kurt Busch said at Daytona.

"That’s a roulette wheel people. The roulette wheel spins, and it grabs your number and it grabbed my number. Maybe Vegas will be a little better.’’



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Saturday, February 22, 2020

NASCAR Xfinity Series In Vegas

#NASCAR Xfinity Series In Vegas

Bright Lights Of Sin City


Boyd Gaming 300 / #NASCAR Xfinity Series In Vegas

Last year’s winner, Kyle Busch has had a fun weekend so far. Busch returned to Victory Lane at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after his super late model win Thursday night. Then “Rowdy” raced to his seventh straight NASCAR Truck Series victory to push his record total to fifty-seven (57), leading 108 of 134 laps Friday night at his hometown track, Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

However, the thirty-six cars are entered in the Boyd Gaming 300 today will not have to worry about Kyle Busch. He is not schedule to compete. His next scheduled Xfinity Series appearance is scheduled for March 7 at Phoenix Raceway in the No. 54 TWIX Cookies & Creme Toyota Supra.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway has hosted twenty-five (25) NASCAR Xfinity Series races, one race per season from 1997 to 2017 and two races per season since 2018. The 1.5-mile oval has 20 degrees of banking in its four turns and nine degrees of banking on the front and backstretch. This weekend’s Boyd Gaming 300 will be 200 laps broken up into three stages. The first two stages will be 45 laps each with the final stage 110 laps.

NASCAR Xfinity Series

  • Next Race: Boyd Gaming 300
  • The Place: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • The Date: Saturday, February 22
  • The Time: 4 p.m. ET
  • TV: FS1, 3:30 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: Kyle Busch

Harrison Burton’s Toyota Supra is ready for the Boyd Gaming 300.
Harrison Burton’s Toyota Supra is ready for the Boyd Gaming 300.
To kick off the 2020 season, Joe Gibbs Racing’s rookie candidate Harrison Burton put up his Xfinity Series career-best finish (second at Daytona) and took the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings lead. Now with a 20 point edge over second place Jesse Little, Burton and the rest of the 2020 rookie class turn their attention to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Boyd Gaming 300 this Saturday (4 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

After finishing a disappointing 30th at Daytona to start the 2020 season, JR Motorsport’s veteran Justin Allgaier isn’t faded by the team’s slow start to the year. He is currently 13th in points, 24 back from series standings leader and JRM teammate Noah Gragson.

"We may not have had the finish we wanted last weekend in Daytona, but we had a fast Chevrolet and that makes me excited for the rest of the season," said Allgaier.


Boyd Gaming 300 Entry List


# Driver Team   
0 BJ McLeod JD Motorsports
1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports
02 Brett Moffitt  (i) Our Motorsports
4 Jesse Little JD Motorsports
5 Matt Mills B.J. McLeod Motorsports
6 David Starr JD Motorsports
07 Ray Black II SS Green Light Racing
7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports
8 Daniel Hemric JR Motorsports
08 Joe Graf Jr SS Green Light Racing
9 Noah Gragson JR Motorsports
10 Ross Chastain Kaulig Racing
11 Justin Haley Kaulig Racing
13 Stephen Leicht Motorsports Business
15 Robby Lyons II JD Motorsports
18 Riley Herbst Joe Gibbs Racing
19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing
20 Harrison Burton Joe Gibbs Racing
21 Myatt Snider Richard Childress Racing
22 Austin Cindric Team Penske
39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing
44 Tommy Joe Martins Martins Motorsports
47 Joe Nemechek  (i) Mike Harmon Racing
51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing
52 JJ Yeley Means Motorsports
61 Timmy Hill  (i) Hattori Racing
66 Chad Finchum Motorsports Busines
68 Brandon Brown Brandonbilt Motorsports
74 TBA Mike Harmon Racing
78 Vinnie Miller B.J. McLeod Motorsports
89 Landon Cassill Shepherd Racin
90 Alex Labbe DGM Racing
92 Josh Williams DGM Racing
93 Joey Gase RSS Racing
98 Chase Briscoe Stewart-Haas Racing
99 Mason Massey B.J. McLeod Motorsports


Kyle "Rowdy" Busch with Family in Victory Lane at the Bullring #NASCAR
Kyle "Rowdy" Busch with Family in Victory Lane at the Bullring

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Come on Down Kurt Busch

Come on Down Kurt Busch

It's Dream Car Week!

NASCAR Race Mom just happened to have the game show "The Price is Right" on the television, when I heard a familiar voice. To NRM's amazement, Kurt Busch was on! Dream Car Week meant amazing prizes, special guests, and more all week long on #PriceIsRight.


It's Dream Car Week!



Kurt did an awesome job representing NASCAR.

Kurt did an awesome job representing #NASCAR on the 'Price is Right.'

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When In Vegas . . . . Bet #NASCAR

When In Vegas . . . . Bet #NASCAR
It’s nearly time to start your engines in Sin City, as #NASCAR’s best compete for the checkered flag this weekend at the Pennzoil 400. When in Las Vegas, most like to bet. 

It’s nearly time to start your engines in Sin City, as #NASCAR’s best compete for the checkered flag this weekend at the Pennzoil 400.


NASCAR Race Mom is here to help you out with that. Below are the odds for your favorite NASCAR driver to win per William Hill Sports Book.

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Las Vegas, NV
TO WIN 2020 PENNZOIL 400

6051
Kevin Harvick
4 / 1
6052
Kyle Busch
9 / 2
6053
Martin Truex Jr.
5 / 1
6054
Brad Keselowski
6 / 1
6055
Joey Logano
13 / 2
6056
Denny Hamlin
10 / 1
6057
Chase Elliott
12 / 1
6058
Kyle Larson
12 / 1
6059
Ryan Blaney
18 / 1
6060
Erik Jones
22 / 1
6061
Kurt Busch
30 / 1
6062
William Byron
30 / 1
6063
Alex Bowman
30 / 1
6064
Jimmie Johnson
30 / 1
6065
Aric Almirola
30 / 1
6066
Clint Bowyer
50 / 1
6067
Christopher Bell
60 / 1
6068
Matt Dibenedetto
75 / 1
6069
Cole Custer
100 / 1
6070
Austin Dillon
100 / 1
6072
Tyler Reddick
150 / 1
6073
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
150 / 1
6074
Chris Buescher
250 / 1
6075
Daniel Suarez
300 / 1
6076
John Hunter Nemechek
750 / 1
6077
Ty Dillon
750 / 1
6078
Ryan Preece
750 / 1
6079
Bubba Wallace
1000 / 1
6080
Michael Mcdowell
1000 / 1
6082
Brennan Poole
3000 / 1
6083
Corey Lajoie
3000 / 1
6084
J.J. Yeley
3000 / 1
6085
Joey Gase
5000 / 1
6086
Quin Houff
5000 / 1
6087
Timmy Hill
5000 / 1
6089
Reed Sorenson
3000 / 1
6090
Garrett Smithley
5000 / 1


Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick is currently the +400 favorite to win the #NASCAR Pennzoil 400.


As you can see Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick is currently the +400 favorite to win the race on Sunday, as he’s looking for his third victory at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in six years. Kevin Harvick is off to his best start since 2016 as he finished a respectable fifth in the season-opening Daytona 500. It’s his best finish in the Great American Race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway since he came home fourth in 2016.

Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. are right behind at +450 and +500 respectively. All three drivers’ finish position has been set at 5.5.

A little lower down on the board, recent Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin sits at 10/1. Jimmie Johnson (30/1) has strong history in Vegas, as he’s won at the track here four times.

Now if you like the long shots, you might consider Joey Gase, Quin Houff, Timmy Hill, Reed Sorenson, and/or Garrett Smithley.



Timmy Hill looks good to NRM. Last weekend Hill finished third in the Xfinity race and managed to qualify for the Daytona 500. He might be on a roll.

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