Articles tagged ‘Thunder Valley’

Aug 19

Waltrip Addresses MWR News on FOX Sports 1’s NCWTS Practice Telecast

2015 FOX NASCAR Analyst , Michael Waltrip - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images On FOX Sports 1’s NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES practice telecast Wednesday morning, Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) co-owner Michael Waltrip addressed the morning’s news that MWR and Clint Bowyer have mutually agreed to separate at the conclusion of the 2015 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES season and that the organization no longer will field full-time cars in 2016. Waltrip, on the air Wednesday in his role as a FOX NASCAR analyst, shared his thoughts with play-by-play announcer Adam Alexander and analyst Phil Parsons. Below is a transcript from the exchange: Alexander: What more can you tell us as this news is just breaking this morning? Waltrip: “Well, it’s a sad day for MWR obviously. I love the culture we’ve built there. Our sponsors – ... FULL STORY »

Bowtie Brand Ready for Blackout at Bristol

Bright lights, rough and tumble racing on tap at ‘World’s Fastest Half-Mile’ DETROIT - (Aug. 19, 2015) – Electric, intense, exciting – all adjectives Team Chevy drivers use to describe the action and atmosphere at Bristol Motor Speedway during 500 laps of ... FULL STORY »

Front Row Motorsports 2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Previews

Front Row Motorsports Logo Brett Moffitt | No. 34 NO ESCAPE Ford "Bristol's tough. It's tough to pass. Everyone thinks because it's a short track it should be easier. But being right up against the wall, it's not. The big thing there is going to ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr 2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Preview

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, left, looks over data with a crew member in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 5, 2015 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS / Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina Age: 40 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina 2015 Season 3rd in standings 23 starts 2 wins 0 pole positions 11 top-five finishes 14 top-10 finishes 204 laps led Career 564 starts 25 wins 13 pole positions 138 top-five finishes 238 top-10 finishes 8,051 ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Busch – The Candy Man Can

2015 NSCS Driver, Kyle Busch (Skittles) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images HUNTERSVILLE, North Carolina (Aug. 19, 2015) – The song “The Candy Man (Can)” first appeared in the 1971 movie classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Skittles Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), is ... FULL STORY »

Kevin Harvick – Redemption at Bristol

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (Aug. 19, 2015) – Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), is looking for redemption Saturday night in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. The defending ... FULL STORY »

Bristol Energy Spikes Inspiration For Martin Truex Jr.

2015 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr (Furniture Row) - Photo Credit: Steeter Lecka/Getty Images DENVER, Colo. (Aug. 19, 2015) -- When a high-level racecar driver doesn’t have a history of strong results at a certain track that usually means either a dislike or aloofness towards the facility. Well, when it comes to Martin Truex Jr. ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's Pro Services) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson 2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Preview
Posted 08.19.15
No. 48 Lowe's ProServices Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson Driver: Jimmie Johnson Hometown: El Cajon, California Age: 39 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina 2015 Season 6th in standings 23 starts 4 wins 0 pole positions 10 top-five finishes 15 top-10 finishes 467 laps led Career 494 starts 74 wins 33 pole positions 203 top-five finishes 307 top-10 finishes 17,618 laps led Track Career  27 starts 1 win 1 pole position 9 top-five finishes 15 top-10 finishes 833 ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS No. 24 Axalta "Rainbow" Chevrolet SS
Jeff Gordon 2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Preview
Posted 08.19.15
No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS / Jeff Gordon Driver: Jeff Gordon Hometown: Pittsboro, Indiana Age: 44 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina 2015 Season 13th in standings 23 starts 0 wins 3 pole positions 3 top-five finishes 12 top-10 finishes 167 laps led Career 784 starts 92 wins 80 pole positions 323 top-five finishes 466 top-10 finishes 24,831 laps led Track Career  45 starts 5 wins 5 pole positions 17 top-five finishes 25 top-10 finishes 2,730 laps led ​RAINBOW RETURN: ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Kasey Kahne (Great Clips) - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Kasey Kahne 2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Preview
Posted 08.19.15
No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet SS / Kasey Kahne Driver: Kasey Kahne Hometown: Enumclaw, Washington Age: 35 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina ​ ​ 2015 Season 17th in standings 23 starts 0 wins 1 pole position 2 top-five finishes 6 top-10 finishes 46 laps led Career 419 starts 17 wins 27 pole positions 85 top-five finishes 152 top-10 finishes 4,587 laps led Track Career  23 starts 1 win 1 pole position 5 top-five finishes 10 top-10 finishes 512 laps led THE ...FULL STORY »
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Hendrick Motorsports 2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Preview
Posted 08.19.15
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY (0.533-MILE SPEEDWAY) LOCATION: BRISTOL, TENNESSEE EVENT: NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES (RACE 24 OF 36) TUNE IN: 7:30 P.M. ET, SATURDAY, AUG. 22 (NBCSN/PRN/SIRIUSXM) HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT BRISTOL: In 63 Cup events at Bristol, Hendrick Motorsports has 10 wins, 11 pole positions, 51 top-five finishes and 92 top-10s. Gordon is tied for ...FULL STORY »
Brandon Jones, No. 33 MasterForce Chevrolet Silverado
2015 NCWTS UNOH 200 First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 08.19.15
Tuesday (08/18/15) at Bristol Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) held their first UNOH 200 practice session, and it was series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Brandon Jones - with a lap speed of 124.751 mph - showing the quickest way around the track. Matt Crafton, with ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Josh Wise - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Josh Wise 2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Preview
Posted 08.18.15
Josh Wise No.32 VisoneRv.Com Ford Race Advance 55th Annual IRWIN Tools "Night Race" at Bristol Motor Speedway News and Notes: Heading into Saturday Night's IRWIN Tools Night Race, Wise will be looking to make his 122nd career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start, and his eighth at the "Last Great Coliseum". This ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Driver Clint Bowyer (5-hour Energy)
Clint Bowyer – Breaks Needed
Posted 08.18.15
<strong>CORNELIUS, N. C. –  Brakes will be needed this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to one of the shortest tracks on the circuit, Bristol Motor Speedway. Clint Bowyer also could use a break after having one of the fastest cars last weekend at Michigan International Speedway, only ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Justin Allgaier (BRANDT) - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Justin Allgaier 2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Preview
Posted 08.18.15
Justin Allgaier No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Bristol Motor Speedway IRWIN Tools Night Race | August 22, 2015 High-Banking at Bristol...Justin Allgaier returns to Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) for Saturday night's IRWIN Tools Night Race. BMS is the site of his best career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finish. Allgaier accomplished ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Trevor Bayne - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images
Homecoming Weekend for Bayne
Posted 08.18.15
CONCORD, N.C. (Aug. 18, 2015) – This weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway will be a homecoming for the driver of the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion Trevor Bayne. Bayne, who hails from Knoxville, Tenn., calls the .533-mile short track home. “I love Bristol,” said Bayne. “I remember going there as a ...FULL STORY »

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