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Eldora Speedway Founder Earl Baltes Passes Away

Earl Baltes ROSSBURG, Ohio (March 23, 2015) – Earl Baltes, the founder and longtime promoter of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, passed away this morning at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He was 93. He is survived by Berneice, his wife of 67 years; daughter, Starr, and her husband, Joe Schmitmeyer; son, Terry, and his wife, Dee; beloved sister, Susie Barga, and six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Baltes built Eldora in 1954, first as a quarter-mile before shaping the track into its popular high-banked, half-mile oval configuration in 1958. Since then, it has become the premier dirt track in the United States. Under Baltes, the facility began hosting the highly successful Famous World 100 for Dirt Late Models, now the largest ... FULL STORY »

Matt Kenseth wins second Bristol pole in Friday’s time trials
By NASCAR Wire Service

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images BRISTOL, Tenn.— If history repeats itself on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth won’t have a problem with it. The last time Kenseth won a pole at the high-banked .533-mile short track—back in 2005—he followed with a victory in the race. In Friday’s time trials at Thunder Valley, with a lap at 128.632 mph (14.917 seconds) Kenseth earned the 14th Coors Light Pole Award of his career, his second at Bristol and his first of the season. And that’s a good omen for a driver who hasn’t won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race since his seven-victory debut season with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2013. Kenseth edged two-time Bristol winner Brad Keselowski (128.442 mph) for the top starting spot by .022 seconds. Carl ... FULL STORY »

John Wes Townley Takes Top-15 XFINITY Series Finish At Auto Club; Surges Ahead To Martinsville

2015 NXS Driver John Wes Townley (Zaxby's) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Concord, N.C. (Mar. 22, 2015) – Auto Club Speedway’s abrasive and bumpy racing surface proved to be a handful for John Wes Townley during Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race on the 2-mile oval in Fontana, Calif. After qualifying 20th, Townley’s ... FULL STORY »

Statement from Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell on Safety Initiatives

STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway Logo MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 23, 2015) – After a full track evaluation by NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation (ISC), Martinsville Speedway will add to its existing barrier system in advance of the STP 500 weekendMarch 27-29. Tire pack barriers will be ... FULL STORY »

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Watkins Glen International Opening Weekend to kick off 2015 season

Watkins Glen International Logo Ticket savings, track laps, and family fun highlight April 18-19 event WATKINS GLEN, NY (March 20, 2015) - With another New York winter’s end in sight, the 2015 race season at Watkins Glen International has arrived. To celebrate the beginning of another ... FULL STORY »

Iconic Jesse Jones Hot Dogs out at Martinsville Speedway, replaced by another brand

The Famous Martinsville Speedway Hot Dog Being Prepared at Martinsville Speedway - Photo Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images When fans go to concession stands at Martinsville Speedway next weekend seeking the “Famous Martinsville Speedway Hot Dog,” for the first time in nearly seven decades the red hots and chili will not be produced by Jesse Jones Southern Style ... FULL STORY »

Statement from Talladega Superspeedway (TSS) Chairman Grant Lynch on Safety Initiatives

Talladega Superspeedway Logo Statement from TSS chairman Grant Lynch Following an extensive track review with International Speedway Corporation (ISC), NASCAR and ARCA, Talladega Superspeedway will add SAFER Barrier to its existing barrier system in advance of the May 1-3 NASCAR weekend. The new SAFER ... FULL STORY »

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Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – March 16 – 22, 2015
no responses - Posted 03.18.15
TOYOTA TERRITORY:  Headquarters for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., are located in Torrance, Calif.  Toyota sold its first car -- the Toyopet Crown -- in its initial dealership located in Hollywood, Calif., in 1957.  Sales began in 1958 and totaled 288 vehicles that first year.  Since production of the Toyota ...FULL STORY »
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Homestead-Miami Speedway Partners with Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club for Ford Championship Weekend
no responses - Posted 03.18.15
MIAMI - It only seems fitting that the venue at which NASCAR crowns champions in each of its three premier series is now partnering with a name that is synonymous with championships in South Florida.  Homestead-Miami Speedway and Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club in Miami Lakes recently entered into a ...FULL STORY »
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Truck Series Rookies Get Some Track Time at Martinsville Speedway
no responses - Posted 03.17.15
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 17, 2015) – Martinsville Speedway isn’t the type of race track that is kind to rookies. It’s technical. It’s physical. And it can be frustrating. That’s why three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookies were at the historic speedway Tuesday, trying to get the best possible ...FULL STORY »
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Keloorah – a place to celebrate race weekend at MIS
no responses - Posted 03.17.15
BROOKLYN, Mich. (March 17, 2015) – Michigan International Speedway is taking the post-race concert experience to a whole new level with “Keloorah.” Keloorah is two days of post-race live music and activities on Fridays and Saturdays during the June and August NASCAR weekends at MIS. It’s a music, party and entertainment ...FULL STORY »
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NASCAR Signs Exclusive Seven-Year Extension With FOX Sports Latin America
no responses - Posted 03.16.15
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 16, 2015) – NASCAR announced today it has signed a seven-year media broadcast extension with FOX Sports Latin America, ensuring that sports fans in Latin America can continue to enjoy NASCAR events and news on FOX Sports through 2021. Through this extension, FOX Sports Latin America will ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver John Hunter Nemechek poses for a portrait during the 2015 NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 12, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Alkame Water Welcomes John Hunter Nemechek As A Team Alkame Ambassador
no responses - Posted 03.14.15
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 13, 2015)— John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) for NEMCO Motorsports, has entered into a personal services agreement with Alkame Holdings, Inc. (ALKM) wholly owned subsidiary Alkame Water, Inc. to become the newest ...FULL STORY »
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Tyler Young Finds New Appreciation In Phoenix
no responses - Posted 03.13.15
AVONDALE, Ariz. – In the midst of a four-week break on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tour, Tyler Young found himself on a different side of the fence Friday at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway. Appearing in an Ole Energy crew shirt and armed with a radio headset, Young ...FULL STORY »
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Jerrod Niemann to Deliver His Country Hits at Kentucky Speedway July 11
no responses - Posted 03.12.15
Fans can enjoy a trackside view of the show by purchasing a Kroger Fan Zone pass SPARTA, Ky. - Country music star Jerrod Niemann will entertain race fans with a special performance on Kentucky Speedway's infield Kroger Concert Stage prior to the July 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ...FULL STORY »

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