Friday, October 31, 2014

Speedway Christmas Setup Underway
at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Speedway Christmas Setup Underway at Charlotte Motor Speedway

While many revelers are busy making last-minute Halloween costumes and sorting candy for eager trick-or-treaters, officials at Charlotte Motor Speedway are busy stringing lights and building Santa's Workshop in anticipation of the fifth annual Speedway Christmas holiday light show, which will light up the legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway in just three weeks. 

Construction has begun on the completely redesigned 3.1-mile course, which weaves through the infield, offers visitors the chance to drive on the track and - new for 2014 - continues under the concourse behind the frontstretch grandstands. Crews will work seven days a week for the next 22 days preparing for opening night. 

In addition to setting up more than 800 light displays, crews will transform the infield into a winter wonderland, featuring a Bethlehem Village and Santa's Workshop. This year's fan-favorite lights-to-music display promises to be even bigger and brighter than ever before, with an all-new design sure to bring even more merriment to fans throughout the holidays. 

Fans can get a sneak peek of the light show and enjoy a concert by Charlotte, N.C.-based Charity Case during the Eggnog Jog 5K on Friday, Nov. 21. The drive-through light show will be open nightly Nov. 22-Dec. 30 from 6-10 p.m., closed Christmas Day. Thursday through Sunday nights, visitors will enjoy even more family entertainment in the Christmas Village. The village includes marshmallow roasting, a petting zoo and kids' zone, photos with Santa, Bethlehem Village and so much more.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Cutest Pit Crew Member Ever!

The Cutest Pit Crew Member Ever!

Carter McMurray, son of NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray, steals the spotlight during an interview with the No. 1 driver at Martinsville
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Waltrip Dances Into Next Round

Waltrip Dances Into Next Round

Michael Waltrip and dancing partner Emma Slater earn a 36/40 after their rendition of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by Charlie Daniels on DWTS.
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France Makes...

Great Job Brain France!

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France Makes...

France attended an event for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation where he made a personal donation of $50,000 and helped honor Jeff Gordon for his efforts to support cancer research
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jill Wilderman's Exclusive Interview with Dylan...

Jill Wilderman's Exclusive Interview with Dylan...

Spotlight Country caught up with 19-year-old stock car driver, Dylan Kwasniewski.
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Tam Star's Exclusive Interview With Kyle Larson

Tam Star's Exclusive Interview With Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson Talks NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Hula-Hooping, And More!
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Dale Jr. Shows Raw Emotion After Championship...

Both "Most Popular Driver" @DaleJr and Six-Time @JimmieJohnson out of the Chase! #nascar

Dale Jr. Shows Raw Emotion After Championship...

Despite failing to advance to the Eliminator Round of the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Junior is not throwing in the towel on the rest of the season
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

ESPN’s NASCAR Immersion at Charlotte Motor...

ESPN’s NASCAR Immersion at Charlotte Motor...

Charlotte Motor Speedway played host to ESPN during their NASCAR immersion where SportsCenter anchors, producers and other members of ESPN’s staff were paired up with drivers and joined a team for the race weekend. In order to get fully immersed in the world of NASCAR, the ESPN team participated in pit stop challenges, took a lap around the track and most importantly, cheered on their drivers during Saturday night’s Bank of America 500. Freddie Coleman, an ESPN Radio Host, was excited to be teamed up with Danica Patrick and the No. 10 team. Coleman fit right in as he donned the bright green and black Go Daddy crew shirt on race day. ESPN anchors Lisa Kerney and Jaymee Sire didn’t hesitate to jump in a stock car and take a few fast...Read More
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Good Sportsmanship and Respect in Sports

Good Sportsmanship and Respect in Sports

Fan4Racing.com’s Sharon Burton discusses good sportsmanship and respect in sports, and adds her thoughts on the incidents that occurred after the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Kwasniewski Returns To Lucas Oil Modified #nascar #knwest #kneast

Do you live near the quarter-mile oval of Havasu 95 Speedway, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona? If you do, do not miss the opportunity to watch NASCAR Nationwide Rookie Dylan Kwasniewski return to competition in the Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by LoanMart*.

The teenaged NASCAR ‘Rising Star’ is capitalizing a rare weekend off from the NASCAR Nationwide Series to race with the Lucas Oil Modified regulars in the Best in the West 75 presented by Hoosier Tire West tomorrow night.

Kwasniewski, the only driver in NASCAR history to win both the K&N Pro Series West and East championships (2012 ,2013), is eleventh in the point standings in his rookie season in the Nationwide Series for Turner Scott Motorsports.
 

Dylan is an incredibly talented young driver. He’s an asset to any series and we’re delighted to have him back with us this weekend,” Lucas Oil Modified Series promoter Greg Scheidecker said.

 
 
Kwasniewski will be driving the 9X car for Chris Bray’s Phil’s Phabrication team.

The spectator gates will open at 4 p.m. and racing gets under way at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, handicapped and military and $6 for children and juniors 6 to 16.
 
 

*The Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by LoanMart is supported by a potent marketing concept known as “Team Lucas” whose members include General Tire, GEICO, E3 Spark Plugs, Optima Batteries, Ole Smoky Moonshine, iON Cameras, Speedco Truck Lube and Tire, BILSTEIN Shocks, LoanMart and SuperClean.Detailed information on the series is available at www.LucasOilModifieds.com.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hosts Surprise Q&A For Fans

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hosts Surprise Q&A For Fans

The Hendrick Motorsports driver answered nearly 30 questions on Twitter as he flew home from testing at Phoenix International Raceway
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UFC Star to Attend Martinsville Speedway

UFC Star to Attend Martinsville Speedway

"I have had the opportunity to do a lot of cool things in my life, but attending my first race and dropping the green flag might be one of the coolest things I have ever done.” – Miesha Tate, No. 2-ranked UFC women's bantamweight fighter
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Behind The Scenes With Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Crew...

Behind The Scenes With Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Crew...

Check out this behind-the-scenes footage of the No. 88 Crew Chief Steve Letarte preparing for Pocono
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CNBC’s “The Profit” / Camping World CEO Talks...

CNBC’s “The Profit” / Camping World CEO Talks...

“You could literally start a race on any given night and not have even four or five predictable winners. A 16-year-old kid could win, and it doesn't get any better than that for me." – Marcus Lemonis
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

NASCAR Diversity Graduate Makes Monumental History

Happy 21st Birthday - @BubbaWallace

NASCAR Diversity Graduate Makes Monumental History

Darrell Wallace, Jr. not only won his first NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway last weekend, but became just the second African-American driver to win in one of NASCAR's top touring series.
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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Remembering Jason and Charlie (#nascar)

As NASCAR Race Mom reviewed the Kansas Notes and Facts, fond memories of Jason Leffler sprung into her mind. You see, Jason Leffler won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Kansas Speedway in 2001 with a speed of 176.499 mph.

Has more than a year really passed since Leffler, affectionately known as "lefTurn," died after a crashing a sprint car on a dirt track in New Jersey?

Jason Leffler was only thirty-seven when he died on June 12, 2013 in a crash at Bridgeport Speedway, a five-eighths mile high-banked dirt track in Swedesboro, N.J.

A native of Long Beach, California, Leffler made 423 starts in NASCAR's three national series; and won two Nationwide races and one Truck Series event in a career that began in 1999. 


Jason Leffler left behind his young son, Charlie. In September of 2013 more than $62,000 had been raised for the Charlie Dean Leffler Educational Fund Grant.

Charlie Dean Leffler Education Fund


USAC Benevolent Foundation c/o Josh Laycock
7177 Golden Oak, Brownsburg, IN 46112.
joshlaycock@gmail.com
317-796-3289

Friday, October 3, 2014

Wecome to #NASCAR
Cash Aaron Bowyer

It's a boy for Bowyer!!!

 




#NASCAR Driver Clint Bowyer and his wife Lorra present their brand new baby boy, is Cash Arron Bowyer. Cash was born on 10/01/2014.


“Bowyer is going to be a great dad,’’ said former teammate Kevin Harvick. “Life is going to change regardless of whether he thinks it’s not going to.

Matt Kenseth sees Bowyer as a dad another way. He likens it to the unorthodox parent Adam Sandler played in the movie “Big Daddy.’’

“That’s going to be Bowyer, for sure,’’ Kenseth said joking.

Denny Hamlin said among the many changes for Bowyer will be his TV viewing habits in the future.

“He’ll know what Doc McStuffins is and Jake and the Never Land Pirates,’’ Hamlin said of children's shows. “He’ll get all of that very, very soon.’’

You can follow new dad Clint via twitter at @ClintBowyer



@ClintBowyer Well she wouldn't go for Cletus Bocephus, so we met in the middle. Meet Cash Aaron!!!
Photo Credit Clint Boywer

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ella and Leo Join Dad In Dover Victory Lane #nascar


Jeff Gordon's children, Ella and Leo got to be part of the fun in Victory Lane at Dover.


Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 28, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. Gordon moved on in the Chase to the Contender Round.

Lefty's Track Day for Charity
October 30, 2014


LAST CHANCE FOR 2014 - Donate $10 and drive your car on the track. Donate $20 and get a ride in the pace car at speeds over 100mph. It's all for fun and charity!

Dale Jr. is….Knight Rider?

Dale Jr. is….Knight Rider?

Dale Earnhardt Jr. plays Knight Rider in this must-watch Funny or Die spoof
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Danica Joins Instagram; Supports Good Cause

@PRyan (Husband; Proud father of 3; Wisconsinite; Go Pack Go!) Great to run into @DanicaPatrick. Proud to call you a fellow Wisconsinite. Your success is an inspiration to us all. #nascar

Danica Joins Instagram; Supports Good Cause

Danica Patrick recently joined Instagram, with her first post advocating Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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