Oct 08

Statement from Talladega Superspeedway on Safety Initiatives

Talladega Superspeedway Logo Statement from Talladega Superspeedway Chairman, Grant Lynch: TALLADEGA, AL – Working closely with NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation (ISC), Talladega Superspeedway performed an extensive review of its facility and outlined significant safety enhancements that will be in place prior to our NASCAR weekend, Oct. 23-25. Working with Cheaha Construction, we have installed more than 8,000 linear feet of Steel and Foam Energy Reduction (SAFER) Barrier in 2015. We are covering the entire outside and interior retaining walls of the 2.66-mile facility. Safety of our competitors and fans is our top priority and we will continue to review the facility and provide updates as circumstances warrant.  We look forward to a tremendous NASCAR weekend featuring the third and final race of the Contender Round ... FULL STORY »

Long-Time Friends Dale Earnhardt Jr., Elliott Sadler Together At JRM
By NASCAR Wire Service

(L-R) Team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Elliott Sadler, driver of the #1 OneMain Financial Ford, speak to the media before practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Hisense 200 at Dover International Speedway on October 2, 2015 in Dover, Delaware (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk / Getty Images) To hear Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Elliott Sadler talk, it’s mildly surprising the two friends haven’t combined for a formal competitive venture before now. But Earnhardt and Sadler will join forces next year when Sadler and sponsor OneMain Financial come to JR Motorsports for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. “Me and Elliott have been great friends since we’ve been racing late models together, and he actually drove our car a couple of times at JR Motorsports, so this is really a lot of fun for me,” Earnhardt said on Friday at Dover International Speedway during the announcement of the new deal. “I’m excited to work with Elliott full-time, to give him the best opportunity we can, to put him ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Busch Motorsports Makes Crew Chief Change

Christopher Bell, No. 54 JBL® Speakers Toyota Tundra CONCORD, North Carolina – When the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in two weeks, the No. 54 truck team of Kyle Busch Motorsports will have a new leader. Shannon Rursch who joined the organization earlier ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR Drivers Timothy Peters, Daniel Hemric in Birmingham Area to Talk About Upcoming fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway, Oct. 24

Scot Harrison (center) of Birmingham’s WJOX 94.5 FM’s “Matt and Scot” show, was crowned the “Media Champion” of a special media race Wednesday hosted by Talladega Superspeedway in preparation for the fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race (Oct. 24). Defending fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola champion Timothy Peters (left) and rookie Daniel Hemric raced against the media at the Autobahn Indoor Speedway (go-karting facility) in Bessemer and also talked about their chances upcoming at Talladega. Harrison took home the trophy and a special signature white “Champion” Talladega Superspeedway hat – identical to those which are awarded to each winning driver and team that goes to Gatorade Victory Lane at Talladega. Compete in Go-Kart Races Against Local Media at the New Autobahn Indoor Speedway In Bessemer TALLADEGA, AL – In just over two weeks, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) drivers Timothy Peters and Daniel Hemric will come to Talladega Superspeedway ... FULL STORY »

Timothy Peters Ready For Hometown Track, Friendly Crowd In ValleyStar Credit Union 300 At Martinsville

2014 NCWTS Driver Timothy Peters (Red Horse Racing) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 7, 2015) – Timothy Peters is always pumped when he heads to a race at Martinsville Speedway. It’s his home track and he’s always been solid on the historic half-mile oval. As he prepares for Sunday’s ValleyStar ... FULL STORY »

Chevrolet Supports Breast Cancer Battle for Fifth Year

Team Chevy Logo Brand has helped raise more than $4.4 million since 2011 DETROIT – Chevrolet and General Motors’ employees, dealers and customers are uniting to fight breast cancer this October for the fifth consecutive year. They hope to exceed the $1.2 million ... FULL STORY »

Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – Oct. 5 – 11, 2015

Toyota Racing Logo DOVER DOWNLOAD: Camry driver Kyle Busch finished second at Delaware’s Dover International Speedway on Sunday to move into the top-12 in points and advance to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ ... FULL STORY »

Coming to Bristol Motor Speedway in Spring 2016: Colossus

Colossus World’s Largest Outdoor, Center-Hung Video Display; Will Revolutionize Guest Experience Through World-Class Resolution And Sound BRISTOL, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2015)—Welcome to a brighter, bolder Bristol, baby. The Last Great Colosseum will soon be the home of the world’s largest outdoor, permanent, center-hung digital ... FULL STORY »

The new Fanatics NASCAR Trackside Superstore
New Fanatics NASCAR Trackside Superstore at Talladega Superspeedway To Enhance Fan Retail Experience, Oct. 23-25
no responses - Posted 10.06.15
TALLADEGA, AL – Race fans coming to Talladega Superspeedway for the 500 and fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola Weekend (October 23-25) will experience a whole new way to shop for merchandise of their favorite drivers. The new Fanatics NASCAR Trackside Superstore, which will be located in the track’s Horsepower ...FULL STORY »
Voting Opens For 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver Awards
no responses - Posted 10.06.15
Fans Can Also Vote For Their Favorites Across NASCAR’s Seven Touring Series DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 6, 2015) – As on-track competition heats up, there’s another showdown on the line in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR’s seven touring series, as voting for the Most Popular ...FULL STORY »
Travis Kvapil, No. 1 LandWorks Solutions Chevrolet Silverado
Travis Kvapil Finishes 18th in Las Vegas
no responses - Posted 10.05.15
Event: Rhino Linings 350 Date: October 3rd, 2015
 Track: Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Start – 21st Finish – 18th
 Laps Led – 1 Driver’s Points Position - 18th Owner's Points Position – 24th Travis Kvapil, driver of the No. 1 LandWorks Solutions Chevrolet in the NASCAR Camping World Truck ...FULL STORY »
John Wes Townley driver of the #05 Zaxby's Chevrolet celebrates after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rhino Linings 350 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
John Wes Townley Scores First Career NASCAR Win At Las Vegas Motor Speedway
no responses - Posted 10.05.15
(Concord, N.C. Oct. 4, 2015) – John Wes Townley first career NASCAR win on Saturday night might be remembered by some as a fuel mileage affair that saw the 25-year-old driver capitalize when the race leader, Matt Crafton, dive onto pit road with five laps remaining. But Townley’s win in the ...FULL STORY »
Tyler Young (Photo Credit: Kirby Gordon)
Tyler Young Rolls The Dice In Las Vegas, But Comes Up Short
no responses - Posted 10.05.15
Tyler Young, No. 02 Randco Industries / Young's Building Systems Chevrolet Silverado NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Rhino Linings 350 Race No. 18 of 23 Stats: Started: 20th Finished: 17th Laps: 144 / 146 Status: Running Driver Points: 12th Owner Points: 17th Las Vegas, Nev. (October 4, 2015) - ...FULL STORY »
DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon Logo
Daytona International Speedway Focuses On Remaining 100 Days Of Construction Activities
no responses - Posted 10.05.15
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After breaking ground more than two years ago, the $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) is nearing the finish line. Today, the project reached the 100-day mark until its completion. “It’s hard to believe that we’re entering the final stretch of construction ...FULL STORY »
Austin Theriault (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images)
Sunday Statement From Brad Keselowski Racing Regarding Driver Austin Theriault
no responses - Posted 10.05.15
STATESVILLE, N.C. (Sunday, Oct. 4) - Brad Keselowski Racing driver Austin Theriault was transported to University Medical Center in Las Vegas during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Theriault underwent a comprehensive CT scan of the upper body, which showed a 10 percent compression ...FULL STORY »
Travis Pastrana
Travis Pastrana Finishes 16th in Las Vegas Return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
no responses - Posted 10.05.15
LAS VEGAS (October 5, 2015) - Action sports star Travis Pastrana received a warm welcome back to NASCAR, making his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start since 2012. Battling a free condition and going a lap down halfway through the race, Pastrana wheeled his Chevrolet Silverado to a ...FULL STORY »

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