Thursday, November 29, 2018

The NMPA Myers Brothers Awards were held on yesterday (11/28/18), at the Wynn Las Vegas.

The NMPA Myers Brothers Awards were held on yesterday (11/28/18), at the Wynn Las Vegas.
A number of honors were handed out during the Champion’s Week mainstay, highlighted by the Champion Crew Chief Award, which was bestowed to Todd Gordon, crew chief for the championship winning No. 22 Ford with driver Joey Logano.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Joey Logano poses
with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship trophy in front
of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign during NASCAR Champion's Week

During his acceptance speech, Gordon detailed the team’s roller-coaster season, including the thrilling win at Martinsville Speedway that locked Logano into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

“This win allowed everyone at Team Penske to focus on Homestead for three weeks,” Gordon said. “It was awesome to see all 550 Mooresville Employees pulling in the same direction, getting us as prepared as we’d ever been for the Championship race.”

First-year Hendrick Motorsports driver William Byron took Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but he was eager to put his status as a neophyte behind him.

“No more rookie meetings, and that’s a freedom I haven’t had in my short NASCAR career so far,” Byron said. “With that being said, I’m ready to have a little fun tomorrow when I turn 21 and take those rookie stripes off.”


Here is the complete list of Thursday’s award winners from the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon:

  • Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award: William Byron, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
  • Champion Buddy Shuman Award: Grant Lynch, Talladega Superspeedway Chairman
  • Busch Pole Award: Kurt Busch, No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
  • NASCAR Marketing Achievement Award: ExxonMobil’s Mobil 1 brand
  • Mechanix Wear Pit Crew of the Year: No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing pit crew
  • MOOG Go the Extra Mile Crew Chief of the Year Award: Adam Stevens, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
  • MAHLE Clevite Engine Builder of the Year Award: Doug Yates, Roush Yates Engines for performance of No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
  • Mobil 1 Performance Award: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
  • American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
  • Sunoco Diamond Performance Award: Joey Logano, No. 22 Team Penske Ford
  • Goodyear NASCAR Series Champion Award: Joey Logano, No. 22 Team Penske Ford
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Sponsor Award: Shell-Pennzoil
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Crew Crew Award: Todd Gordon, No. 22 Team Penske Ford
  • NMPA Myers Brothers Award: NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France

Myers Brothers Awards Photos

NASCAR driver William Byron accepts the Sunoco Rookie of the Year
Award during the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards at the Wynn
Crew Crew Award - Todd Gordon (No. 22 Team Penske Ford) accepts his
award during the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards at the Wynn
Las Vegas on November 28, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kevin Harvick driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford accepts
the American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch accepts the Busch Pole Award
Joey Logano poses for a photo in front of The Fountains of Bellagio
Joey Logano receives the Goodyear NASCAR Series Champion Award during
the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards at the Wynn Las Vegas
Grant Lynch, Talladega Superspeedway Chairman accepts the Champion Buddy
Shuman Award during the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards
Adam Stevens, crew chief of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team accepts the MOOG
Go the Extra Mile Crew Chief of the Year Award during the Myers Brothers Awards
Doug Yates accepts the MAHLE Engine Builder of the Year Award during the
NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards at the Wynn Las Vegas on 11/28/2018


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  4. Auto Club Speedway Gets in the Holiday Spirit
  5. Remember the Victory Junction Kids Tomorrow

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Police Chase Coming to Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Police Chase Coming to Las Vegas Motor Speedway

New Experience Can Only Be Found In Las Vegas

In January, Police Chase Las Vegas will offer thrill seekers an opportunity so unique that it can't be replicated anywhere else in the United States. 

Police Chase Coming to Las Vegas Motor Speedway


Patrons will go behind the scenes and actually participate in a simulated police chase. Hearts will pound as lights flash and sirens blare when "suspects" attempt to outrun the guns as they are pursued by the "police."

In the end, participants will agree that getting "caught" is half the fun.

Participants play the role of either or both a police officer and a suspect.
Participants play the role of either or both a police officer and a suspect. Once initial roles have been assigned, participants will be placed into either a patrol car or suspect vehicle.

The excitement begins to build when, out of a dead silence, the police officer is contacted over the crackling patrol car radio by the command center, who informs them that felons are fleeing the scene of a crime and that suspects are in the area. Moments later, the suspect's car races by the patrol car.

The police officer then switches on the lights and sirens and the chase begins. Once the suspect has been "caught," drivers switch places, and the hunter becomes the hunted as the chase begins again.

"Police Chase Las Vegas is going to be a thrilling attraction for anyone who takes part," Las Vegas Motor Speedway President Chris Powell said. "Nowhere else in the world can a person take advantage of this type of automotive activity. Our speedway often has been called the world's most diverse motorsports facility, and the addition of Police Chase Las Vegas underscores that diversity.

"It will offer a unique experience that is certain to create many memorable moments for every customer. We're looking forward to this new and exciting partnership."



Police Chase Las Vegas will have a soft opening on Jan. 13, 2019, and the grand opening will take place on Jan. 19, 2019.

"We are very excited to make Las Vegas Motor Speedway the home of Police Chase Las Vegas," Police Chase Las Vegas partner Damian Sheets said. "We bring such a unique, one-of-a-kind, adrenaline-pumping experience, unlike anything anywhere in the country outside of Las Vegas, that people who try it, are absolutely blown away. Everyone at some point has dreamed of what it would be like to be a police officer, or to run from the cops without consequence. This is your chance."



Police Chase Las Vegas offers guests additional experiences beyospeedwaynd the original police and suspect chase. Other options include experiencing "PIT Maneuvers." Police Chase Las Vegas offerings are not otherwise available to the public anywhere else in the country (and are exclusive to law enforcement professionals).

Police Chase Las Vegas is not all fun and games. Participants are given classroom as well as hands-on safety training by police professionals with vast training in all areas of defensive driving.

The program offerings are primarily based on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's "Emergency Vehicle Obstacle Course." The experience incorporates many parts of actual training programs used by the police in Las Vegas, as taught by former LVMPD law enforcement training staff.

About Police Chase Las Vegas

Police Chase Las Vegas is the only provider of police pursuit and intervention driving tactics available to the general public in the United States. The Company provides its adrenaline-pumping experiences at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 

Guests experience driving an actual police car in a lights-and-siren pursuit or driving a getaway car attempting to flee from a police car giving chase. Additionally, guests can attempt PIT maneuvers and other actual police techniques trained to and only used by real Law Enforcement Personnel. For more information about Police Chase Las Vegas, log on to www.policechaselv.com.


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  4. Remember the Victory Junction Kids Tomorrow
  5. Hailie Deegan Caps History-Making Season With Sunoco Rookie Honors


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Nutri Chomps Backing Chase Briscoe for Start of 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Season

Nutri Chomps Backing Chase Briscoe for Start of 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Season

Nutri Chomps on Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 98 Ford Mustang for First 13 Races of 2019 as Briscoe Embarks on Fulltime Xfinity Series Campaign

Nutri Chomps Backing Chase Briscoe for Start of 2019 #NASCAR Xfinity Series Season


Stewart-Haas Racing with Fred Biagi (SHR) will field driver Chase Briscoe in its No. 98 Ford Mustang fulltime in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2019, with Nutri Chompsserving as the primary sponsor for the first 13 races.

Briscoe won his first career Xfinity Series race in October at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway Roval in SHR’s No. 98 Ford Mustang in just his 14thcareer start. The 23-year-old from Mitchell, Indiana, has run 17 Xfinity Series races in 2018 with next year marking his first fulltime season in the stepping-stone division to the elite Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Nutri Chomps and its parent company, Indiana-based Scott Pet, have been longtime supporters of Briscoe. Nutri Chomps are rawhide-free alternative dog chews made with real chicken and pork skin. Nutri Chomps are high in protein and fiber, low in carbohydrates, and come in milk, chicken and peanut butter flavors.

“The Nutri Chomps brand has grown in lockstep with Chase Briscoe’s career, and as Chase seizes this opportunity at Stewart-Haas Racing, we’re doing the same,” said Mike Bassett, CEO, Scott Pet. “Chase is an excellent ambassador for our brand and this is a very strong platform for Nutri Chomps to showcase its products to an extremely loyal fan base, many of whom are pet owners.”

Briscoe will drive the No. 98 Nutri Chomps Ford Mustang alongside SHR teammate Cole Custer in the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang.

“I got a taste of what Stewart-Haas Racing is capable of in the five races I ran with the team this year,” Briscoe said. “Winning at Charlotte was one of the greatest moments of my career, and I have to thank Nutri Chomps, Ford, Tony Stewart, Gene Haas and Fred Biagi for believing in me and providing this opportunity to race fulltime. I’ve been working so hard for this moment and 2019 can’t come soon enough. If I could fast forward to February and climb inside the No. 98 Nutri Chomps Ford Mustang there at Daytona, I would.”

Briscoe’s background makes him an excellent fit at the team co-owned by three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. Like Stewart, Briscoe’s path to NASCAR began on dirt tracks where the third-generation driver has been running sprint cars since he was 13 years old.

“I’ve been paying attention to Chase since he raced sprint cars and I saw how well he transitioned to stock cars,” Stewart said. “It was obviously great to see him in our Ford Mustangs a few times this year, and Chase didn’t disappoint. His win at Charlotte showed us a lot. He was patiently aggressive and he did a really good job of managing his tires. He’s learned a lot in a very short period of time and we’re really looking forward to seeing what he can do when he’s in the same car, working with the same crew, week in and week out. It was our desire to have him in our racecars, but thanks to Nutri Chomps and Ford, they made it happen.”

Briscoe has thrived in his transition to NASCAR, which began after a six-win campaign in the 2016 ARCA Racing Series earned him the championship by a whopping 535 points. He advanced to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2017, earning four poles and winning the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His 10 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes allowed Briscoe to make the playoffs, finish sixth in points and score the series’ rookie of the year and most popular driver awards.

“Chase Briscoe is the kind of person we’re looking to develop with our Xfinity Series program,” said Greg Zipadelli, vice president of competition, SHR. “Young, hungry and talented is the best way to describe Chase, and there’s no better place for him to learn and, ultimately, succeed than here at Stewart-Haas Racing. I know he’s looking forward to this opportunity, and we are too.”

The Briscoe name is still relatively new in NASCAR, but it’s a venerable name in the sprint car community.

Chase’s grandfather, Richard Briscoe, is a legendary sprint car team owner, who has fielded entries for 37 different drivers including such renowned wheelmen as Chuck Amati, Dave Blaney, Dick Gaines, Jack Hewitt, Steve Kinser and Rich Vogler. Chase’s father, Kevin Briscoe, raced sprint cars for over 20 years and won more than 150 feature events. He claimed track championships at Indiana’s Tri-State Speedway and Bloomington Speedway five times, including a streak of three straight titles.

Chase Briscoe’s first time behind the wheel of a racecar came in 2001. Driving a quarter midget, he won his first heat race and then won the feature event later that evening. Briscoe moved on to mini sprints and, when he was 13, stepped into a 410 sprint car where in his first race he finished 10thin a 40-car field. In a rookie season that saw 37 starts, Briscoe racked up eight top-five and 17 top-10 finishes, including a win in the last race of the season, where he broke Jeff Gordon’s record for being the youngest person to win a 410 sprint car race.

Briscoe continued to race 410 sprint cars in Indiana and other surrounding states. People began to take notice, and soon the switch from sprint cars to stock cars was on. Cunningham Motorsports hired Briscoe in 2016 to pilot its No. 77 Ford Fusion for a fulltime drive in ARCA. Briscoe responded by winning six races and the championship.

About Nutri Chomps:

Nutri Chomps are 100 percent rawhide-free dog chews. Nutri Chomps are high in protein and fiber, low in carbohydrates, and have added vitamins and minerals for canine health benefits. Nutri Chomps are an excellent chewing source for all dogs, from weaned puppies to senior dogs. For more information or to find a retailer near you, go to www.nutrichomps.com.

About Scott Pet:

Scott Pet is a family-owned manufacturer and distributor of quality products for over 40 years. Scott Pet offers several complete product lines, including its rawhide-free brands, Nutri Chomps and Pork Chomps. Scott Pet’s motto has always been “Helping Pets Lead Quality Lives.” For more information about Scott Pet’s rawhide free brands, visit www.nutrichomps.com or www.porkchomps.com.

About Stewart-Haas Racing:

Stewart-Haas Racing is the title-winning NASCAR team co-owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America. The organization fields four entries in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series – the No. 4 Ford Fusion for Kevin Harvick, the No. 10 Ford Fusion for Aric Almirola, the No. 14 Ford Fusion for Clint Bowyer and the No. 41 Ford Fusion for Kurt Busch. The team also competes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with two fulltime entries – the No. 00 Ford Mustang for Cole Custer and the No. 98 Ford Mustang for Chase Briscoe. Based in Kannapolis, North Carolina, Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 200,000-square-foot facility with approximately 380 employees. For more information, please visit us online at www.StewartHaasRacing.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing, on Twitter @StewartHaasRcng and on Instagram @StewartHaasRacing



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  2. Auto Club Speedway Gets in the Holiday Spirit
  3. Remember the Victory Junction Kids Tomorrow
  4. Hailie Deegan Caps History-Making Season With Sunoco Rookie Honors
  5. What do Moffitt, Reddick, and Logano Have in Common?


Front Row Motorsports Adds Third Team for 2019, Signs Matt Tifft to Drive No. 36

Front Row Motorsports Adds Third Team for 2019, Signs Matt Tifft to Drive No. 36

Veterans McDowell and Ragan to Return in Nos. 34 and 38

Front Row Motorsports Adds Third Team for 2019, Signs Matt Tifft to Drive No. 36


Bob Jenkins will expand his Front Row Motorsports team in 2019, signing Matt Tifft to drive a third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series entry, the No. 36 Ford Mustang. Veterans Michael McDowell and David Ragan will return to drive the Nos. 34 and 38 Ford Mustangs and mentor the 22-year-old Tifft in his Cup series rookie season.

Tifft finished sixth in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship this season, earning six top-five and 19 top-10 finishes in his 2018 campaign with Richard Childress Racing, making it to the Round of 8 in the series playoffs. In four XFINITY series seasons, the young driver has nine top-five and 38 top-10 finishes, and two poles.

“Today is a huge moment in my career, announcing my move to the Cup series,” said Tifft. “This has been a dream of mine since I was a kid, and I can’t believe it’s finally coming true.

“I’m so thankful to Front Row Motorsports for giving me the opportunity to drive the No. 36 next season. I’m looking forward to guidance from veterans Michael McDowell and David Ragan and am ready to take on the challenge of driving with 39 of the best drivers in the world.”

McDowell will return to the No. 34 in 2019 after completing his first full season with Front Row Motorsports. The 11-year Cup series veteran earned a top-10, 2-top-15 and 10 top-20 finishes in 2018 and averaged a starting position of 23rd – the best qualifying average in Front Row team history.

Next season will be Ragan’s sixth with Jenkins’ team. The 12-year Cup series veteran earned a top-10, four top-15 and 14 top-20 finishes in 2018. Ragan made Front Row Motorsports history in 2013 when he earned the team its first victory with a last-lap dash to the front at Talladega Superspeedway.

The 2018 season was the first for McDowell and Ragan as teammates.

“This season has been a big stepping-stone for me in my career,” McDowell said. “We haven’t gotten the results we’ve wanted every week, but we’ve made huge advances as a team. I’ve really benefited from having a teammate this year and feel like I’ve made valuable contributions in return. I’m looking forward to building on that next year and welcoming another teammate in Matt Tifft.”


“Bob Jenkins has always grown his race team strategically, and I’m proud to be a part of that growth,” said Ragan. “It’s exciting that we’re now ready to take the next step with a third car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. We’ve made a lot of gains this season with our enhanced program with Ford Performance and our alliance with Roush Fenway Racing, and I think we can make even greater strides next year.”

Front Row Motorsports has competed full-time in NASCAR’s premier series since 2009. In that time, countless other race teams have started up and folded. Jenkins is proud of the strategic, steady growth of his team over the past 10 seasons.

“We’ve made it clear in recent years that it was our intent to continue to invest in NASCAR and expand to a three-car team,” Jenkins said. “Not only are we here to stay, we’re here to grow.

“We already have two proven veterans in our line-up, and now we’ll get to add an impressive young talent and championship contender who will inject some new energy into the group. With the introduction of the Ford Mustang into the Cup Series, 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting season for us.”

Sponsor partnerships and crew chief pairings will be announced at later dates.

For more information about Front Row Motorsports, visit TeamFRM.com.

About Front Row Motorsports:

Front Row Motorsports is a winning organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the premier division of NASCAR competition. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by Tennessean Bob Jenkins. FRM fields three full-time entries, the No. 34 of Michael McDowell, the No. 36 of Matt Tifft and the No. 38 of David Ragan, from its Statesville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. The team's partnership base includes organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Love's Travel Stops, K-LOVE Radio, 1000Bulbs.com and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on Twitter at @Team_FRM and on Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.

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Auto Club Speedway Gets in the Holiday Spirit

Auto Club Speedway Gets in the Holiday Spirit

Magic of Lights™ Fontana Adds New Jolly Holiday Village

Auto Club Speedway - Magic of Lights™ Fontana Adds New Jolly Holiday Village


What can a speedway do when the cars park themselves and the racing silly season begins?

Auto Club Speedway, formerly California Speedway, is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California. It has hosted NASCAR racing annually since 1997. Auto Club Speedway energetically employs that pause to get into the Holiday Spirit. 

Auto Club Speedway - Magic of Lights™ Fontana Adds New Jolly Holiday Village
The ‘Magic of Lights Fontana’ features a variety of holiday scenes and characters along the winding festive route to ignite memories of the past while creating new ones among the generations. Come out and celebrate the Season at Inland Empire’s family holiday tradition, benefiting CityLink’s local outreach programs.



Holiday lights enthusiasts attending ‘Magic of Lights Fontana,’ a drive-through holiday lights experience, can now make a stop along the festive route to enjoy the new Jolly Holiday Village with the opportunity to take photos with Santa Claus, decorate Jolly Snowmen, watch classic Holiday movies, play other festive games and enjoy hot chocolate and other seasonal treats.


Video of Last Years Event



When: Friday, November 16 through Monday, December 31, 2018

Auto Club Speedway - Magic of Lights™ Fontana Adds New Jolly Holiday Village
Hours:
  • Sunday – Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where: Auto Club Speedway - 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335

Cost:
  • One carload, one price to enjoy light displays and Jolly Holiday Village.
    • Advanced Online Purchase: $20 per car
    • At-Gate Purchase: $25 per car
  • Dash Pass – Skip the Line on the weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only)
    • Advance Purchase: Car Dash Pass - $40
    • At-Gate Purchase Car Dash Pass: $45
  • Limos, RVs and Buses: $40-100 per vehicle (See www.magicoflights.com/fontana for details)

Auto Club Speedway - Magic of Lights™ Fontana Adds New Jolly Holiday Village

Note: Tickets purchased online are valid any date when Magic of Lights is open.

Info: For more information about Magic of Lights and to purchase tickets, call 800-944-7223 or visit www.magicoflights.com/fontana


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Monday, November 26, 2018

Remember the Victory Junction Kids Tomorrow

Remember the Victory Junction Kids Tomorrow

November 27th kicks off the charitable season with #GivingTuesday...

November 27th kicks off the charitable season with #GivingTuesday...

November 27th kicks off the charitable season with Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving. Celebrate the season and make a difference in the lives of children with serious illnesses and chronic medical conditions by donating to Victory Junction.

Victory Junction is more than a summer camp – it is a unique experience where kids can be kids and celebrate accomplishments through friends, fun and freedom! This year, Victory Junction will deliver over 8,500 camp experiences to campers, patients and their families - - and our volunteers will log a staggering 45,000 hours! Giving to our campers is who we are and what we do - #GivingTuesday is our day to give #ForTheKids at Victory Junction! Mark your calendar and remember the kids at Victory Junction on #GivingTuesday – Nov. 27, 2018!



Donations for Victory Junction on #GivingTuesday will be matched 1:1 by one of camp's closest friends and supporters - - give more to maximize the impact of your gift! 

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Remember the Victory Junction Kids Tomorrow #GivingTuesday #ForTheKids
Remember the Victory Junction Kids Tomorrow #GivingTuesday #ForTheKids
Remember the Victory Junction Kids Tomorrow #GivingTuesday #ForTheKids
Remember the Victory Junction Kids Tomorrow #GivingTuesday #ForTheKids

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Hailie Deegan Caps History-Making Season With Sunoco Rookie Honors

Hailie Deegan Caps History-Making Season With Sunoco Rookie Honors
Hailie Deegan’s rookie season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West could best be summed up as “mission accomplished.”

Hailie Deegan wrapped up her 2018 season with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award.
Hailie Deegan wrapped up her 2018 season with the NASCAR K&N Pro
Series West Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award. (Meg Oliphant/NASCAR)

Deegan just wrapped up her first season driving the Bill McAnally Racing No. 19 Mobil 1/NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry in the West division of NASCAR’s top developmental series.

The 17-year-old from Temecula, California had a history-making season – becoming the first female driver to win a NASCAR K&N Pro Series race and first woman to win a pole award in the series. She also became the first woman to win the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

“This year has pretty much been a dream season for me,” said Deegan, a member of the NASCAR Next program, which spotlights NASCAR’s rising stars. “Everything that I wanted to accomplish, we accomplished.

“It’s been a really good learning year for me,” she said. “Everyone surrounding me, we’ve had tons of positive people and tons of positive results. This year was definitely a successful year.”


Deegan capped her season off by clinching the rookie title in the final race of the year at Kern County Raceway Park on Saturday.

“We ended up winning the Rookie of the Year, which is pretty cool,” she said. “It was kind of like my last goal for the year.”

In addition to taking the rookie award, Deegan finished fifth in the overall championship standings. She had one win, two poles, five top-five finishes, and 12 top-10 finishes in 14 races.

“It’s been exciting to watch Hailie’s development in the NASCAR K&N Series this year,” said team owner Bill McAnally. “She made a big step in graduating to this series, but she demonstrated that she was ready for it. It’s been great to see her succeed.”

Deegan started off the season with top-10 finishes in the first three races. She stepped things up in the next two races, with back-to-back top-five finishes at Southern California’s Orange Show Speedway and Colorado National Speedway, just north of Denver.

She led the contingent of BMR drivers with a seventh-place finish on the road course at California’s Sonoma Raceway and then scored her first podium finish, coming home in the runner-up spot at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Oregon.

Deegan’s only subpar finishes of the season were the result of contact in the two NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combination races – at Iowa Speedway and at Gateway Motorsports Park. Sandwiched between the two combo events, she had a seventh-place finish at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington. She captured the spotlight as the K&N West raced at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where she won the pole award and finished second.

Deegan grabbed even bigger headlines at the next event at Idaho’s Meridian Speedway, using a bump-and-run move on the last lap to win the race. She followed that up with a seventh-place finish at All American Speedway in Roseville, California.

Deegan garnered her second pole award in the season finale at KCRP near Bakersfield, California and went on to finish sixth, after contact from another car in the final laps.

In addition to racing the full schedule of 14 K&N West events this year, Deegan also competed in four races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East – racing at New Smyrna, Bristol, Memphis, and New Hampshire. 

Hailie Deegan, driver of the No. 19 Mobil 1 / NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota,  had a win, five top fives and 12 top 10s in 14 starts in her first year in the  #NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
Hailie Deegan, driver of the No. 19 Mobil 1 / NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota,
 had a win, five top fives and 12 top 10s in 14 starts in her first year in the
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. (Jonathan Moore/NASCAR via Getty Images)


Deegan, the daughter of legendary X-Games athlete Brian Deegan, won multiple championships in off-road racing – where she began her racing career at the age of 8. She transitioned to stock cars, racing in late models before making her debut this year in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.



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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

What do Moffitt, Reddick, and Logano Have in Common?

What do Moffitt, Reddick, and Logano Have in Common?

First Time Champions


#NCWTS - Brett Moffitt Cruises to First Truck Series Title At Homestead
Brett Moffitt, driver of the #16 AISIN Group Toyota, celebrates
in victory lane with the trophy after winning the NASCAR Camping
World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 and the NCWTS Championship
at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 16, 2018

#NCWTS - Brett Moffitt Cruises to First Truck Series Title At Homestead

In a race that featured a minimum two cautions, both for planned stage breaks, Brett Moffitt drove away from the rest of the field after taking the lead from fellow Championship 4 contender Noah Gragson on Lap 99 of 134.

Moffitt finished 2.000 seconds ahead of pole winner Grant Enfinger, who passed Gragson for the runner-up spot during a cycle of green-flag pit stops at the 103-lap mark. Gragson ran third, 5.006 seconds back.

Driving for underfunded Hattori Racing Enterprises, owned by former driver Shigeaki Hattori of Japan, Moffitt picked up his sixth victory of the season (and second straight) and the seventh of his career. More than 20 years ago, Hattori won the first of his two Indy Lights races at Homestead after leading 64 of 67 laps in a Lola/Buick.

"That was the longest 20-30 laps of my life," Moffitt said of the final run to the checkered flag. "Man, I was just glad we could get to the white flag without a caution and clean sailing. We had a great truck all day.

"It's unreal. We all know the story by now. We didn't know if we were going to race this whole year. I didn't if I would have the opportunity to run for a championship, even after we got our first win. Everyone pulled together hard here.

"We've had so many partners who came in at clutch moments and got us to the race track."



#NXS - Tyler Reddick Wins at Homestead In Stunning Xfinity Championship Run
Tyler Reddick, driver of the #9 BurgerFi Chevrolet, celebrates with
the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series
Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on
November 17, 2018 in Homestead, Florida.

#NXS - Tyler Reddick Wins at Homestead In Stunning Xfinity Championship Run

Tyler Reddick was the only driver of the Championship 4 who really liked it on top, and his willingness to run the wall paid off with a race win and a NASCAR Xfinity Series title.

Charging forward in the top lane, even though it meant an occasional brush with the outside wall, Reddick pulled away from pole winner Cole Custer during a long green-flag run to the finish to win Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 by 6.902 seconds.

"I picked a really good time to get my life together and decide to win a race," and elated Reddick said in Victory Lane.

In fact, Saturday’s win was the third in Reddick’s career and his second of the season. Reddick won the 2018 opener at Daytona International Speedway by .0004 seconds over JR Motorsports teammate Elliott Sadler, who finished 14th on Saturday in his final start as a full-time driver.

At Daytona, Reddick’s margin of victory translated to roughly three inches. At Homestead, it was a no-doubter. Once he passed fellow Championship 4 competitor Christopher Bell for the lead on Lap 164 of 200 and stayed within inches with the wall lap after lap, he quickly pulled away for the win, the championship and the Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.

  • "I just knew we had to execute," Reddick said. "I thought we had a chance if we just made it to Homestead. I like this track—it rewards my aggression. Tonight, we hit the wall a lot, but the car kept in one piece, enough for me to get to the end."

Pit strategy also played out in Reddick’s favor. Bell came to pit road under green on Lap 141, and Reddick followed a lap later. Custer didn’t bring his No. 00 Ford to pit road from the lead until Lap 147, after losing roughly two seconds per lap, and exited 8.006 seconds behind Reddick.

Bell passed Reddick for the lead on Lap 154 but within 10 laps the seven-time winner had used up his short-run speed and surrendered the top spot back to Reddick.

"He went out and attacked, attacked, attacked all night, and it paid off for him," Bell said of Reddick’s effort. "I was good on the bottom, and I had glimpses of hope, but we just weren’t fast enough."



#MENCS - Late Charge Gives Joey Logano Homestead Victory And First Cup Championship
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in
victory lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Ford EcoBoost 400 and the MENCS Championship at Homestead
-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2018 in Homestead, Florida

#MENCS - Late Charge Gives Joey Logano Homestead Victory And First Cup Championship

On Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, it was "The Big Three and Me" — with the "Me" being Joey Logano waging vehicular war against the three most prolific winners in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Now "Me" is a champion.

In a thrilling finish that featured all four Championship 4 drivers battling for the race victory and the title—and finishing 1-2-3-4 in the Ford EcoBoost 400—Logano charged past defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. on Lap 256 of 267 and pulled away to win his first championship.

"Oh, my God, yes!" Logano screamed on his radio as his No. 22 Team Penske Ford flashed across the finish line 1.725 seconds ahead of Truex, establishing a handful of milestones in the process.

"We did it! We won the championship! I can’t believe it. I don't know what to say. This team, (owner) Roger Penske, (crew chief) Todd Gordon, the pit crew. Oh, my God! They gave me the car I needed at the end to do my job. Put me in position to do my job. I couldn’t be more proud of them. We won the championship! Oh, my God!"

The victory was Logano’s third of the season, his first at the 1.5-mile track and the 21st of his career. With the win, he sealed the first manufacturer’s championship for Ford since 2002 and the first driver’s championship for the car maker since Kurt Busch won the first Playoffs in 2004.


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Monday, November 19, 2018

Logano | Ford NASCAR Championship Titles

Logano | Ford NASCAR Championship Titles
Logano | Ford #NASCAR Championship Titles #MENCS


Joey Logano newly crowned Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion!

Logano won the Ford EcoBoost 400 in Homestead-Miami and his first Cup Championship of his 10-year career. In addition, Team Penske secured the Owner’s Championship and Ford Motor Company claimed the Manufacturers’ Championship title. The drivers’ championship is Ford’s ninth overall and sixth in the modern era (1972-present).

Logano | Ford #NASCAR Championship Titles #MENCS

“It means a lot to me personally to have both the drivers’ and manufacturers’ championship,” said Edsel B. Ford II. “It has been since 1999 and I was there with Robert Yates and Dale Jarrett. Doing it again, 19 years later, it is absolutely indescribable to me.”


“This is incredible,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “It is so hard to win these championships. I am so proud of everyone at Team Penske, Joey Logano, Todd Gordon, Ford Performance, Edsel Ford and Joe Hinrichs are here. We put so much effort into this thing and to see it all come together is a super proud moment. That was an intense race and I am glad we got it done.”

The No. 22 Ford Fusion started the race from the fifth position and battled hard to take the lead for the first time on lap 91. But it all came down to a clean pit stop and restart after a late race caution.

The No. 22 pit crew put Logano in position to win, as the No. 22 lined up, side-by-side Martin Truex Jr. for what would be the final restart of the race. With a power move by Logano, he took the lead from Truex. He was able to pull away from the field and take the checkered flag 1.725 seconds in front of Truex.

"We did it,” shouted Logano in post-race interview. “We won the championship! I can’t believe it. I don't know what to say. This team, Roger Penske, Todd Gordon, the pit crew. Oh my God. They gave me the car I needed at the end to do my job. Put me in position to do my job. I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

Logano | Ford #NASCAR Championship Titles #MENCS

The Ford Fusions led a total of 138 laps out of the 267-lap race, with Logano leading 80 and Ford teammate and Playoff Final Four driver, Kevin Harvick leading 58 laps.

 Ford Fusion Driver, Kevin Harvick lead 58 laps. #NASCAR #MENCS

“This means so much for Ford Motor Company and all of our employees that work so hard,” commented Mark Rushbrook, Global Director, Ford Performance. “I just can’t believe this right now. We have worked so hard for the last three years to build up the program and to have this 2018 season and have 19 wins, the manufacturers’ championship and the drivers’ championship. It is incredible to have the company achieve this with the help of our partners, Team Penske and Roush Yates Engines. It is incredible.”

A total of seven Ford’s finished in the top-10. Following Logano was the No. 4, Harvick, Stage 1 winner and third place finisher of the night. Harvick won a driver high eight wins this season. Brad Keselowski finished fifth, Matt Kenseth from Roush Fenway Racing sixth, and SHR teammates Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola and Kurt Busch finished eighth, ninth and tenth respectively.

The MENCS season concludes with 21 overall wins by seven different drivers, 15 poles and three Championships.

 Ford Fusion Driver, Brad Keselowski finished fifth, #NASCAR #MENCS

In addition, Cole Custer (Homestead-Miami pole winner) and Stewart-Haas Racing won the NASCAR Xfinity Series Owner’s Championship on Saturday night.

Cole Custer (Homestead-Miami pole winner) and Stewart-Haas Racing won the NASCAR Xfinity Series Owner’s Championship on Saturday night.

Source: Roush-Yates PR

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