Friday, June 30, 2023

Chicago #NASCAR Street Race

Chicago #NASCAR Street Race

#NASCARChicago The 2.2-mile circuit will take drivers past some of the most iconic landmarks in the city, and down some of the most notable streets

Chicago #NASCAR Street Race


With just two days left until festivities begin in downtown Chicago for the NASCAR street race, fans and newcomers alike are having a difficult time picturing stock cars zooming past major landmarks and a majestic skyline.


The unprecedented NASCAR race features drivers maneuvering through a uniquely challenging 2.2-mile course, taking the vehicles on some of Chicago's most recognizable streets with twists and turns far from what drivers are accustomed to on July 1-2.


The race will travel through sections of downtown streets around and near Grant Park, with drivers spending time on notable streets such as DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Columbus Drive and Michigan Avenue.


Here is a turn-by-turn breakdown of the 12-turn street race, which is set to take place on July 2, 2023:


Front Straightaway:

The front straightaway and pit road will be housed on South Columbus Drive, running along a two-block stretch that will take the race past the iconic Buckingham Fountain.


Turn One:

The drivers will hang a left onto East Balbo Drive, heading toward Lake Michigan.


Turn Two:

Drivers will then turn right onto the southbound lanes of DuSable Lake Shore Drive, hurtling toward the Museum Campus with the Field Museum ahead of them and with the softball fields at Grant Park on their right.


Turn Three:

The slow right-hand curve in front of the Field Museum will mark the third turn on the track.


Turn Four:

Drivers will hang a 90-degree turn onto East Roosevelt Road at the southernmost point of the circuit.


Turn Five:

Drivers will then turn back onto South Columbus Drive, heading northward down a long straightaway.


Turn Six:

At one of the most interesting parts of the race-track, the drivers will hang a left onto East Balbo Drive, coming close to where Turn One is located.


Turn Seven:

A right-hand turn onto South Michigan Avenue will send the drivers heading back toward the north and into a chicane, representing one of the most challenging spots on the track.


Turn Eight:

Drivers will follow the curve of Congress Plaza to the right, beginning a sweeping chicane that will take drivers across Ida B. Wells Drive.


Turn Nine:

This turn will be located in front of Buckingham Fountain, and will send drivers back toward the left and back toward Michigan Avenue.


Turn Ten:

This turn will put drivers briefly back onto Michigan Avenue, heading northward as they make another quick right-hand turn.


Turn Eleven:

This turn represents the most northerly portion of the course, with drivers hanging another right onto East Jackson Drive. The famous lions of the Art Institute of Chicago will also be near this turn at the intersection of Michigan and Jackson.


Turn Twelve:

This turn will put drivers back on the front straightaway, sending them to the right and back down Columbus Drive for a long straightaway.



source: .NBC Chicago Media

Thursday, June 29, 2023

NASCAR Kids Website – a Fun Safe Environment

#NASCAR Kids Website – a Fun Safe Environment

Fun& Games; Drivers; Tracks & Races Kid’s Tix plus Kid’s Club

NASCAR Kids Website – a Fun Safe Environment


Do you have a youngster interested in NASCAR Racing; or perhaps a child you wish to introduce to this organized sport?


Well then, you must explore NASCAR Kids. NASCAR Kids is for kids who love racing games, learning about NASCAR drivers and want to keep up with the NASCAR Cup, NASCAR Xfinity, and NASCAR Camping Truck Series.


The website is designed to help kids learn all about the world of NASCAR through unique science, technology and innovation-inspired content. It is is the program’s free digital hub. The site features exclusive NASCAR videos, games and activities created especially for kids.


“NASCAR Race Mom loves that the site is a safe environment with zero social functionality. There is no way for members to contact, message or interact with each other, and no way to exchange information with other members in any way. Members can download activities for themselves and their friends, but all group activity is done offline and outside of”


NASCAR Kids believes that children learn best when they’re having fun—a principle at the heart of NASCAR Kids. Educational information paired with the fun of NASCAR can challenge your child to think, learn, and have fun all at the same time.


Check it out and please tell them NASCAR Race Mom sent you



source: NASCAR Kids Media 

Monday, June 26, 2023

Ross Chastain Streaks to Victory

Ross Chastain Streaks to Victory

Nashville Super Speedway - Ally 400

Ross and Kyle Larson are the only two drivers to finish in the top-five of all three of Nashville Superspeedway’s NASCAR Cup Series races.


After more than a year without a Cup Series victory – and a couple months of sideways glances and tough conversations following incidents with several competitors – Ross Chastain admits he heard whispers about his on-track performance.


After making Nashville Superspeedway’s 1.33-mile concrete D-shaped oval his personal watermelon crawl, Chastain looked back on those recent struggles with a big, juicy grin and a couple celebratory yells with a sold-out Middle Tennessee crowd with a victory in the Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Nashville Superspeedway.


Driving the No. 1 Chevrolet for Nashville-based Trackhouse Racing, Chastain collected his first Cup Series victory of the season, the third Cup win of his career and locked down a Cup Series playoff berth.


“It’s absolutely incredible the fight that we have,” Chastain said after smashing a watermelon on the start-finish line. “This is why every little kid out there, anyone in the world, when you get criticized, and you’re going to if you’re a competitor, they will try to tear you down and you’ll start believing it and you can’t do that.


“[You] just keep getting up and trust the process.”


The 30-year-old Florida native completed a weekend sweep after earning the Ally 400 pole position. Chastain led 99 laps overall, including the last 34, all of which came with Martin Truex Jr. bearing down on his rear bumper less than one second behind.


“[This team] brings rocket ships to the track and I just try to get them to Victory Lane,” Chastian said.


“The last couple of weeks have been tough,” added Trackhouse Racing owner Justin Marks. “We have some incredible people on this team. Ross showed today he’s in rare air in this Series.”


Truex, the Cup Series points leader, was .789 of a second behind Chastain, with Denny Hamlin placing third, 2022 Ally 400 champion Chase Elliott finishing fourth and 2021 Ally 400 winner Kyle Larson taking fifth.


Chastain and Larson are the only two drivers to finish in the top-five of all three of Nashville Superspeedway’s NASCAR Cup Series races.


“Just needed to get the lead,” Truex said. “Once we lost it, just too loose on the long runs. Had a lot of speed … overall a good night.”


Tyler Reddick (33 laps led) took Stage 1, but dropped out of contention when he spun entering pit road and lost a tire on Lap 138. Reddick finished 30th, two laps down, while Hamlin (81 laps led) won Stage 2.

Among other notable finishes, Kyle Busch fought back from a flat tire that put him two laps down as well as another pit road penalty to lead 12 laps and finish ninth, Chastain’s Trackhouse teammate Daniel Suarez placed 12th and defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano finished 19th.



At the end they were all chasing Chastain, who shared some of his broken watermelon with members of the crowd after he collected the checkered flag.


“It’s just so hard at this level,” said Chastain before collecting his first Nashville Superspeedway signature Gibson guitar trophy. “I don’t care about what happened last month or the rest of my life – this is a freaking Cup win baby.”


Chastain completed the 300-lap/400-mile event in 3 hours and 7 seconds, averaging 132.914 mph, the quickest of Nashville’s three Cup Series races.


Twenty-one drivers finished on the lead lap while 12 leaders exchanged the top spot 21 times. Four caution periods took up 24 laps.



Sunday, June 25, 2023

Nashville #NASCAR Xfinity Race Results

Nashville #NASCAR Xfinity Race Results

#TNLottery250 Cautions Breed Cautions

Tennessee Lottery 250 - Nashville Superspeedway


AJ Allmendinger, driver of the No. 10 Bailey Zimmerman - Religiously Chevrolet, leads the field to the green flag during a restart in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Tennessee Lottery 250 at Nashville Superspeedway.
AJ Allmendinger, driver of the No. 10 Bailey Zimmerman - Religiously Chevrolet,
leads the field to the green flag during a restart in the NASCAR Xfinity
Series Tennessee Lottery 250 at Nashville Superspeedway.

Social Media has renamed the “Tennessee Lottery 250” to “The Caution 250.” The first and second stages of the 250-mile-long event saw numerous caution-flag periods. Fifteen (15) cars out of thirty-eight (38) were involved in incidents before Stage 2 came to an end. 


Also notable, only sixteen (16) drivers finished on the lead lap. 



Fin Str Car# Driver Laps
1 11 10 AJ Allmendinger(i) 196
2 5 98 Riley Herbst 196
3 34 1 Sam Mayer 196
4 7 21 Austin Hill 196
5 23 8 Josh Berry 196
6 21 20 John Hunter Nemechek 196
7 6 28 Zane Smith(i) 196
8 33 11 Daniel Hemric 196
9 1 0 Cole Custer 196
10 10 31 Parker Retzlaff # 196
11 13 48 Parker Kligerman 196
12 2 16 Chandler Smith # 196
13 12 27 Jeb Burton 196
14 26 25 Brett Moffitt 196
15 16 7 Justin Allgaier 196
16 20 26 Kaz Grala 196
17 19 2 Sheldon Creed 195
18 32 4 Kyle Weatherman 195
19 14 39 Ryan Sieg 195
20 35 6 Brennan Poole 195
21 17 38 Joe Graf Jr. 195
22 24 51 Jeremy Clements 195
23 28 78 Anthony Alfredo 195
24 15 9 Brandon Jones 195
25 9 29 Kyle Sieg 195
26 27 2 Blaine Perkins # 194
27 30 45 Jeffrey Earnhardt 194
28 25 43 Ryan Ellis 194
29 22 91 Chad Chastain(i) 194
30 36 35 David Starr 193
31 37 53 Joey Gase 193
32 31 8 Mason Massey 186
33 29 92 Josh Williams 111
34 3 18 Sammy Smith # 68
35 38 24 Connor Mosack 61
36 8 77 Carson Hocevar(i) 53
37 4 19 Ty Gibbs(i) 53
38 18 7 Stefan Parsons 0


source: NASCAR Media

Allmendinger Storms to Victory

A.J. Allmendinger Storms to Victory

Tennessee Lottery 250 #TNLottery250

A.J. Allmendinger Storms to Victory #NASCAR


A veteran of all forms of racing, A.J. Allmendinger is skilled enough to keep visiting Victory Lane, savvy enough to persist through all types of circumstances and experienced enough to soak in every winning moment.


Allmendinger survived several early multi-car wrecks, hung on through two overtime restarts and powered his way to a victory in the Tennessee Lottery 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday at Nashville Superspeedway.


Driving the No. 10 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing, Allmendinger collected his second Xfinity Series victory on the season and the 17th of his career. Allmendinger is starting 19th in the sold-out Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series race.


“I’m kind of old for this,” the 41-year-old NASCAR Cup Series regular joked. “Got to thank all the men and women at Kaulig Racing.”


The 41-year-old California native started 11th and made his way through a race that had seven caution flags fly through the first 70 laps, and eight multi-car wrecks. The 11 caution flags tied a Nashville Superspeedway Xfinity Series record.


Allmendinger held the lead for the last 20 laps, including the two overtime restarts where he held firm on the bottom of the track as the field spread out three- and even four-wide behind him.


“I just needed to get through Turn 1 clean,” Allmendinger said of the final restart. “I love winning on ovals because people doubt me on ovals.”


Riley Herbst was 1.323 seconds behind in second, with Sam Mayer placing third, Austin Hill finishing fourth and Josh Berry taking fifth.

“This is one of those iconic trophies you want to win,” said Allmendinger, who led 25 laps overall, before lifting the traditional Nashville Superspeedway Gibson guitar in Victory Lane. “You never know when you’ll be back here again.”


Ty Gibbs (28 laps led) took Stage 1 before bowing out in a wreck on the first laps of Stage 2. Chandler Smith (race-high 74 laps led) won Stage 2 before finishing 12th.


Allmendinger completed the overtime-aided 196 lap/260 mile event in 2 hours, 40 minutes, 21 seconds, averaging 97.542 mph with 16 cars finishing on the lead lap. Eleven leaders exchanged the lead 17 times.



Saturday, June 24, 2023

Nashville #NASCAR Truck Race Results

Nashville #NASCAR Truck Race Results


Nashville #NASCAR Truck Race Results #Rackley200


Carson Hocevar took the lead with 40 laps remaining in Friday night’s NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Rackley Roofing 200 at Nashville Superspeedway and held off every challenge necessary in the closing laps – including a frantic push from his competitors on a re-start with three laps remaining – to earn his second career victory. 


Rackley Roofing 200
Race Results


Fin Str Car # Driver Laps
1 7 42 Carson Hocevar 150
2 8 38 Zane Smith 150
3 1 2 Nick Sanchez # 150
4 4 11 Corey Heim 150
5 2 41 Bayley Currey 150
6 12 4 Chase Purdy 150
7 15 25 Matt DiBenedetto 150
8 17 16 Tyler Ankrum 150
9 16 99 Ben Rhodes 150
10 21 35 Jake Garcia # 150
11 5 15 Tanner Gray 150
12 24 66 Jake Drew 150
13 6 23 Grant Enfinger 150
14 10 17 Taylor Gray # 150
15 23 88 Matt Crafton 150
16 22 56 Timmy Hill 150
17 28 1 Toni Breidinger 150
18 18 52 Stewart Friesen 150
19 29 20 Nick Leitz 149
20 32 34 Mason Maggio 149
21 34 4 Cory Roper 148
22 9 43 Daniel Dye # 148
23 14 19 Christian Eckes 148
24 27 30 Jonathan Shafer 147
25 33 12 Spencer Boyd 147
26 35 33 Chase Janes 147
27 31 2 Layne Riggs 147
28 20 13 Hailie Deegan 146
29 25 9 Colby Howard 144
30 13 51 Jack Wood 144
31 11 98 Ty Majeski 133
32 3 24 Rajah Caruth # 119
33 36 5 Dean Thompson 104
34 26 32 Bret Holmes # 92
35 30 46 Memphis Villarreal 26
36 19 45 Lawless Alan 7


source: NASCAR Media

Hocevar Rolls to Rackley Roofing 200 Victory

Hocevar Rolls to Rackley Roofing 200 Victory

“I hope that puts away any doubters,” Carson Hocevar #Rackley200

Hocevar Rolls to Rackley Roofing 200 Victory.  #NASCAR #Rackley200


During the day, under the lights or in a cloud of start-finish line smoke, Carson Hocevar topped his rivals in all conditions at Nashville Superspeedway


Hocevar led the last 40 laps of the 'Rackley Roofing 200' NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, celebrated with a huge burnout in front of the main grandstand as fireworks shot over the backstretch and collected a $50,000 bonus for winning the final race of the Triple Truck Challenge.


Hocevar Rolls to Rackley Roofing 200 Victory.  #NASCAR #Rackley200


“I’m enjoying this [stretch of races] a lot right now,” said Hocevar, who has finished in the top-5 in five straight races and posted the field’s top practice speed on Friday afternoon. “I enjoy it especially because I get to hold a trophy.”


Driving the No. 42 Chevrolet for Niece Motorsports, Hocevar captured his second Truck Series race on the season and earned his sixth top-five finish.


The 20-year-old Michigan native started seventh and steadily made his way up, finishing fourth after Stage 1 and second after Stage 2.


Hocevar then drove away from the field after a restart on Lap 110, stayed on the track following the race’s final caution on Lap 140 and beat out Zane Smith and pole winner Nick Sanchez to the checkered flag.


“I hope that puts away any doubters,” Hocevar said. “I hope I get to drive this truck for a long time.”


Smith, the defending Truck Series champion, was .271 of a second behind in second, Sanchez placed third after leading 37 laps, Corey Heim was fourth and Bayley Curry finished fifth.


“I was honestly kind of bummed out when the caution came out there, because I knew we struggled all day on restarts,” said Smith, who also finished second in last year’s Rackley Roofing 200 at Nashville. “We were catching [Hocevar] on the long run. I think we were better than him.”


Smith (11 laps led) took Stage 1, while Heim (race-high 57 laps led) won Stage 2 under caution following a three-truck wreck on the backstretch on Lap 92.


Hocevar completed the 150 laps/200 miles in 1 hour, 57 minutes, 16 seconds, averaging 102.0675 mph with 18 trucks finishing on the lead lap. Seven leaders exchanged the lead nine times with seven caution periods taking up 43 laps.



Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Your #NASCAR Middle Tennessee To-Do List

Your #NASCAR Middle Tennessee To-Do List

Looking for an unforgettable experience in Nashville to complement your #NASCAR Ally 400 race weekend experience? Look no further!

Your #NASCAR Middle Tennessee To-Do List


Our vibrant city offers a surplus of activities and attractions that will leave you wanting more. Here are some of our must-see destinations and experiences that should be at the top of your Nashville itinerary:


Broadway • Immerse yourself in the heart of Music City by strolling down Broadway, where live music fills the air and honky-tonks line the street. Enjoy the energetic atmosphere, catch a live performance, and soak in the rich musical history that defines Nashville.


Nashville Zoo • Get up close and personal with over 2,700 animals from around the globe at the Nashville Zoo. From playful meerkats to majestic giraffes, this expansive zoo offers an unforgettable wildlife experience for visitors of all ages.


Cheekwood • Lose yourself in the beauty of Cheekwood, a stunning botanical garden and art museum. Marvel at the meticulously manicured gardens, explore the diverse art exhibitions, and enjoy the serene ambiance of this historic estate.


Parthenon • Transport yourself to ancient Greece without leaving Nashville at the Parthenon. This full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens stands proudly in Centennial Park, housing a remarkable art collection and offering a glimpse into the city's architectural heritage.


The Ryman • Visit the “Mother Church of Country Music,” The Ryman Auditorium. This legendary venue has hosted iconic performers throughout history and continues to be a focal point for live music in Nashville. Take a tour, learn about its rich history, and maybe even catch a show.


Wilson County • Venture beyond Nashville’s city limits and explore the charm of Wilson County, where history and natural beauty intertwine. Start your journey in Lebanon’s historic downtown square, where you can stroll along picturesque streets, browse boutique shops and dine at local eateries. Don’t miss the chance to explore the scenic gem that is Mt. Juliet, which offers outdoor activities, shopping destinations and a warm community atmosphere.


Grand Ole Opry • No trip to Nashville is complete without a visit to the Grand Ole Opry. This world-renowned country music venue has been showcasing the genre’s biggest stars for nearly a century. Experience the magic of a live Opry show and witness the best of country music in an unforgettable setting.


Bridgestone Arena • If you’re a sports fan or live entertainment enthusiast, catch a game or concert at Bridgestone Arena. Home to the NHL’s Nashville Predators, this state-of-the-art venue hosts a variety of events that are sure to keep you entertained.


Nashville hot chicken • Indulge in the fiery and flavorful Nashville hot chicken, a local culinary specialty that has gained worldwide fame. Savor the crispy, spicy goodness at one of the many local hot chicken joints and discover why it’s become a beloved Nashville tradition.


Museums • Immerse yourself in Nashville’s vibrant arts and culture scene by exploring its museums. From the Frist Art Museum, showcasing contemporary art, to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which celebrates the genre’s rich history, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


Bluebird Cafe • Music lovers won’t want to miss the iconic Bluebird Cafe, a small venue that has launched the careers of countless songwriters and musicians. Experience an intimate evening of live music, where you can discover emerging talent or catch performances by industry legends.


With this list of top attractions, you’ll have an incredible time exploring the best of what Nashville has to offer. So, pack your bags, put on your dancing shoes, and get ready to create unforgettable memories in Music City!



source: Nashville Superspeedway Media