Saturday, December 30, 2017

Kyle Larson Wins Midget Race in New Zealand

Kyle Larson Wins Midget Race in New Zealand
Kyle Larson was in New Zealand last summer and scheduled to partake in a local race, but due to some inclement weather he was unable to do so. Nevertheless, that did not detour this Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series star.


Kyle Larson Wins Midget Race in New Zealand



Kyle Larson Wins Midget Race in New Zealand.


Persistence paid off as Kyle announced his win on instagram

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Kyle Larson Wins Midget Race in New Zealand.

Kyle Larson Wins Midget Race in New Zealand.

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Kyle Larson Wins Midget Race in New Zealand
Kyle Larson Wins Midget Race in New Zealand
Kyle Larson Wins Midget Race in New Zealand
Kyle Larson Wins Midget Race in New Zealand

Congratulations to the Harvick Family

Congratulations to the Harvick Family
Kevin and DeLana Harvick announced the birth of daughter Piper Grace who was born on Thursday night. The 2014 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion sent out this photo featuring the proud papa and equally ecstatic big brother Keelan, age five.


Congratulations to the Harvick Family

Congratulations to the Harvick Family

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Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout

Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout

Amateur to Professional - Drivers Range In ages 6 to 60

Before the Chili Bowl National Weekend, you have the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout.

Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout

The Tulsa Shootout in Tulsa, Oklahoma is the largest event for micro sprint racing in the country. Going into the 33rd year of this prestigious event, many drivers dream of bringing home the Golden Driller. With the numbers of entries growing every year, a record 1,249 total entries, among 615 drivers in 2016 makes the Tulsa Shootout an event for every race fan and driver to experience.



Lucas Oil Tulsa ShootoutThe Tulsa Shootout is a multi-day event that encompasses eight different racing classes including 600cc Outlaw Winged and Non-Winged Micros, 600cc Stock Winged and Non-Winged Micros, ASCS ECOtec Midgets, Restricted Micros,1200cc Winged Mini Sprints, and the exciting Junior Sprint class for the kids from 6-12.

You’ll see drivers from all over the country attending this event ranging from amateur to professional, ages 6 to 60! Invite your friends, invite your family. This is something you do not want to miss! 




Christopher Bell - Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout
2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion, Christopher Bell entered into five divisions for the Tulsa Shootout.

In this 32nd edition of the Tulsa Shootout, Bell’s best finish came in the A-Class Non-Wing Feature with a run from seventh to second as Frank Flud picked up his second career Non-Wing win and fourth overall Golden Driller since 2014.

If you are not able to attend, the Shootout is live streamed online on http://www.racinboys.com. The broadcast is a PPV event. The Tulsa Shootout is also is filmed for broadcast on the MAVTV Motorsports Network. Typically, the TV broadcast is broken up into two shows and features the final night's A-Mains. The first one-hour show is shown two weeks after the event. 


You can also avail yourself to live timing for the Tulsa Shootout by using the MyRacePass mobile app. The app is free to download for Android or iOS and includes lineups, results, live timing, and more. Get the app at https://www.myracepass.com/app .


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Chase Briscoe To Run Multiple Series In 2018

Chase Briscoe To Run Multiple Series In 2018

The Other Driver named Chase - 2017 NCWTS Most Popular Driver & Sunoco ROY

Chase Briscoe's second year in the Ford Performance Driver Development program will see him run in multiple series and with multiple teams in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Chase Briscoe To Run Multiple Series In 2018 - #NASCAR


Briscoe, rookie of the year in the Camping World Truck Series, will drive in 12 Xfinity races in 2018 for Roush Fenway Racing. He also will drive in at least one Xfinity race for Biagi-DenBeste Racing.


Briscoe also will run select Mustang GT4 races in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series as well as select Mustang events in the Trans-Am TA2 class.

“If you want a championship driver, you have to train the young driver and that’s what our program is all about,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “It’s about developing him and developing his skills. Chase is taking a step up to the NASCAR Xfinity Series, but we’re also going to pair him up with the best in the business and he’s going to understand what it means to go out and road race.”


Briscoe also will assist Ford as a test driver.

“I’m excited for next year just because I’m going to be doing multiple things,” Briscoe said. “I’m not committed to just one series, which is good because I probably haven’t run 50 pavement races in my entire life. I feel like I’m at a point where I learn a ton every single race, so to get a chance to run some IMSA and Trans-Am races, in addition to my Xfinity schedule, is going to be a huge deal.”

Chase Briscoe To Run Multiple Series In 2018 - #NASCAR

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Hendrick Motorsports - Top 15 of '17 Instagram

Hendricks Motorsports - Top 15 of '17 Instagram
Hendrick's Motorsports - Top 15 of '17  Instagram





CONCORD, N.C. – It’s been an exciting year on Instagram for Hendrick Motorsports.

From Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s final race in the NASCAR Cup Series to a Brickyard 400 victory and even the reveal of the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1s, the fun never stopped.

Before 2018 begins, look back on 2017 with Hendrick Motorsports with 15 of the best Instagram posts of the year.


Winner!
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Pucker up.
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One last race day.
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Please join us in wishing @dalejr a very happy birthday!
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Family.
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We must say, we're fans of this @axaltaracing design. #Axalta88
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Forever family.
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Kyle Busch Motorsports - Closed for the Holidays

Kyle Busch Motorsports - Closed for the Holidays

Since debuting in 2010, Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) has quickly established itself as one of the most successful teams in all of NASCAR. Owned by 2015 Cup Series champion Kyle Busch and fueled by his passion for winning, the organization holds Camping World Truck Series records for most career wins (56), most wins in a single season (14 in 2014) and most Owner’s Championships (six). Erik Jones earned the organization its first-ever Driver’s Championship in 2015.


Kyle Busch Motorsports - Closed for the Holidays #NASCAR

Closed For Christmas December 25 – Jan 1

What NASCAR Race Mom (NRM) didn't know is that KBM is closed for the holidays. So what are they doing during the off-season?









Kyle Busch Motorsports - Closed for the Holidays #NASCAR

On a Personal Note:

NRM was in Charlotte early this year for the Hisense 300. I was gifted with tickets to the Kyle Busch Motorsports Fan Appreciation event. Unfortunately, after standing in line for hours, we did not even get close to the entry door.

NRM -  Unfortunately, after standing in line for hours, we did not even get close to the entry door.


I was able to snap the photos below on my trip inside to use the bathroom.

 I was able to snap the photos below on my trip inside to use the bathroom.
 I was able to snap the photos below on my trip inside to use the bathroom.
 I was able to snap the photos below on my trip inside to use the bathroom.


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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Rheem To Sponsor Christopher Bell and Ryan Preece In 2018

Rheem To Sponsor Christopher Bell and Ryan Preece In 2018

Makes Move from Richard Childress to Joe Gibbs

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced that Rheem will sponsor Christopher Bell and Ryan Preece in the NASCAR XFINITY Series https://www.nascar.com/news/xfinity-series in 2018.

Rheem To Sponsor Christopher Bell and Ryan Preece In 2018
Rheem, a ten-year NASCAR sponsor, will have NASCAR’s 2017 Camping World Truck Series Champion Christopher Bell at the wheel for 23 races in JGR’s No. 20 Toyota Camry and break-through sensation Ryan Preece in the No. 18 Toyota Camry for 10 races.



“We are delighted to partner with Joe Gibbs Racing. Joe Gibbs’ life, business accomplishments and his company’s values fit well with Rheem’s culture of innovation, integrity and philanthropy. We are also pleased to join JGR’s partner family comprised of some of the world’s most successful, innovative companies that are also committed to leading and winning. We look forward to working and winning with Coach Gibbs and his team,” said Chris Peel, Rheem President and COO.

Rheem To Sponsor Christopher Bell and Ryan Preece In 2018

The Rheem and Ruud brands will represent the company’s family of quality brands on NASCAR race tracks in 2018 as Rheem kicks off its second decade of racing with two new paint schemes. The new designs are intended to say ‘thanks to NASCAR fans for allowing us to support the sport you love’ as well as promising that ‘Rheem is taking leading and winning to a whole new level.’

Rheem To Sponsor Christopher Bell and Ryan Preece In 2018
“We’re thrilled to partner with Rheem,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. “They have built a winning company in their industry with many of the same attributes we hold valuable at our race team. Rheem has a long history in our sport and they understand what it takes to be successful. We think Christopher (Bell) and Ryan (Preece) will represent them well both on and off the track.”

“I’m incredibly fortunate to have a partner like Rheem come on board and support me as we run for the Championship as well as Rookie of the Year honors in the XFINITY Series in 2018,” said Bell. “Rheem is at the top of their business and they know racing having supported the sport for so long. I’m proud to have the opportunity to represent them.”

Rheem is a global leader in advanced technology and the planet’s only manufacturer producing heating, cooling, water heating, pool & spa heating and commercial refrigeration products. Founded in 1925, the Rheem mission today is still simple: help families everywhere enjoy a new degree of comfort with solutions that keep them cool in the summer, warm in the winter and enjoying hot water year-round. For nearly a century, Rheem has designed, developed, and manufactured products that make lives safer, more comfortable and more productive while delivering quality, value, and reliability to homes and businesses across the globe.


Rheem To Sponsor Christopher Bell and Ryan Preece In 2018

“My family has worked in the HVAC business, so we know first-hand that Rheem is the leader in this industry,” said Preece. “I’m thrilled to have them on board with me for 10 races next year and hope to keep them at the front of the field where they belong.”

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Jimmie Johnson Talks Offseason Plans

Jimmie Johnson Talks Offseason Plans
The NASCAR offseason is in full swing and Jimmie Johnson is ready to relax, reflect and reset. 



Jimmie Johnson Talks Offseason Plans #NASCAR

“Every offseason has a different effect,” Johnson said. “This one is much more just about letting go of stress and tension and relaxing.”
This time last year, Johnson was celebrating his record-tying seventh NASCAR Cup Series championship, and thus his offseason was a bit different.

“Last year, to win the championship, it was being on top of the world,” he shared.

Johnson looks to reflect on this past season and hit the reset button before heading into 2018.

“This year is a lot different, there is kind of licking my wounds in a sense, trying to think through what we could have done better in 2017, as this month moves on start implementing ideas and changes to be a stronger race team, communicate better, put a better product on the track,” Johnson said. “So I think this one is going to be much more about work than it is about celebrating, which we experienced last year.”

Outside of preparing for next season, Johnson is looking forward to hitting the slopes.

“Obviously winter is the offseason and there are plenty of skiing and snow sports to participate in,” he said. “That’s on my radar and I can’t get to Colorado fast enough.”

Jimmie Johnson Talks Offseason Plans #NASCAR

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

2018 Schedule Announced For NASCAR K&N Pro Series West

2018 Schedule Announced For NASCAR K&N Pro Series West

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series schedule annually features a wide mix of venues – from historic bullrings and half-mile short tracks to fast speedways and technical road-courses – designed to provide a platform for the sport’s top rising young talent to make their impact.

2018 Schedule Announced For NASCAR K&N Pro Series West


With the announcement of the 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule, add one more variable: Dirt.


Next year’s 15-race schedule will include a stop on Thursday, Sept 13 to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. The race will be part of the weekend that kicks off the 2018 playoffs for NASCAR’s three national series at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and the half-mile clay oval promises to further test the series’ stars.

It will be the series’ first race on dirt since 1979 at Ascot Park in Gardena, Calif.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West opens the season and crowns the champion at Kern County Raceway Park, the state-of-the-art, high speed half-mile that has been a staple of the series since it opened in 2013. The green flag on 2018 will be Thursday, March 15 and will be a prelude to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series / NASCAR XFINITY Series weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. The champion will be crowned on Saturday, Oct. 27.

2018 Schedule Announced For NASCAR K&N Pro Series West

NASCAR Next driver Todd Gilliland celebrated his second straight K&N Pro Series West title this past fall at Kern.

“The NASCAR K&N Pro Series features a strong roster of race tracks designed to bring out the best in the drivers and teams,” said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. “Many of the tracks have historic ties to the West Series, and we’re excited about the new venues that have been added to the schedule. The fans are going to get a fantastic opportunity to watch these drivers battle it out over the season.”

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series will have two combination events that feature the East and West together. The first will be at the traditional crossover event at Iowa Speedway on Friday, July 27, as part of the NASCAR XFINITY Series weekend. 

The second will be a brand-new event at Illinois’ Gateway Motorsports Park on Friday, Aug. 24. Last year, NASCAR announced changes to the scoring format for the two combination races, allowing drivers to compete for both series’ championships, and Gilliland came within eight points of accomplishing that historic feat.



Other highlights of the 2018 schedule include:

  • • The K&N Pro Series West will run twin 100-lap championship events at Tucson Speedway. The .375-mile track will host the series on Saturday, May 5.
  • • Success on short tracks will again go a long way toward deciding the tile. In addition to Tucson, the series will run at the quarter-mile Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino, California, on Saturday, May 19; Colorado National Speedway (.375-mile) in Erie, Colorado, on Saturday, June 9; Douglas County Speedway (.375-mile) in Roseburg, Oregon on Saturday, June 30; Idaho’s Meridian Speedway (quarter-mile) on Saturday, Sept. 29; and All American Speedway (third-mile) in Roseville, California, on Saturday, Oct. 13.
  • • Evergreen Speedway, which has hosted 54 West races since 1967, will anchor the summer swing between Iowa and Gateway. The series visits the .625-mile track on Saturday, Aug. 11. The series will make its first trip of the season to Washington state on Sunday, July 15 at the half-mile Spokane County Raceway.
  • • The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will again an integral part of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series road-course weekend at California’s Sonoma Raceway with its race on Saturday, June 23.


The NASCAR K&N Pro Series broadcast schedule on NBCSN will be announced at a later date.


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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Matt Tifft

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Matt Tifft
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Matt Tifft (#NASCAR)

Matt Tifft, twenty-one years old, is joining the Richard Childress Racing #NASCAR XFINITY Series program to pilot the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro for the 2018 season. With Tifft new to the RCR driver lineup, here are five things you may not know about him.

Matt’s from Northeast Ohio and loves Cleveland sports teams

Tifft grew up in Hinckley, Ohio, a town of approximately 3,000 people just a little bit south of Cleveland. Tifft grew up racing go-karts and super late models on both dirt and asphalt tracks around the northeast Ohio area before moving up to the ARCA Midwest Tour. His Ohio roots also make him a Cleveland sports fan, rooting for the Cavaliers, Indians and Browns.



He’s a brain tumor survivor and awareness activist

In 2016, Tifft was sidelined from racing after it was discovered he has a low-grade brain tumor that needed to be removed. After making an extraordinary recovery, he was back to racing 11 weeks later. Tifft now acts as a spokesperson for the American Brain Tumor Association and helps the non-profit promote brain tumor awareness through events and lobby for federal funding for research and awareness campaigns.



Tiff loves Rock and Roll!

Growing up relatively close to the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio and it influenced Tifft’s music preferences. Tifft loves rock and roll and some of his favorites include Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, and the Artic Monkeys.



He’s currently participating in the Keto diet

Since his brain tumor surgery, Tifft has turned to the Keto diet, a low-carb diet, that helps with different areas of his health. He recently has gotten into trying out new Keto recipes at home and following a podcast called Keto for Normies.

“After doing some research, I went on the Keto diet to help with my overall brain health,” said Tifft. “I knew it was a lot healthier for your brain and your overall body to be fueled by fat rather than sugar. That is the opposite of what you would think, but it actually works. I eat mainly meat and cheeses, which are really high in fat. Once you start the Keto diet your body adapts and you actually lose a bunch of fat. It provides you with a sustainable energy source and it’s almost like an alternate fuel for my body and mind.”

He’s working on improving his Mandarin

In high school, Matt was required to take a foreign language class. The class offerings for Spanish were full so he ended up in a Chinese language class and learned Mandarin instead. Though he’s not fluent, Matt keeps up with the language and has a strong vocabulary.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Matt Tifft (#NASCAR)

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