Saturday, March 9, 2024

William Sawalich #arns #ARCA Redemption

William Sawalich earns #ARCA Redemption

Rain-Shortened Victory at Phoenix


A late-race spin from the lead at Phoenix Raceway last March prevented William Sawalich from winning in his ARCA Menards Series debut.


The reigning ARCA Menards East Series champion earned redemption in Friday’s General Tire 150 by putting together a typically efficient run from the pole. A thunderstorm descending upon one-mile tri-oval with less than 40 laps remaining forced ARCA officials to call the race early, handing Sawalich the win.


Sawalich felt Phoenix owed him a victory after he came so close to prevailing in his first race with Joe Gibbs Racing one year ago. While he would have preferred to settle the outcome on track, Sawalich was more than grateful to celebrate with his team in Victory Lane regardless of the circumstances.


“Not the way I wanted to win a race, but I knew we had the best car out there,” Sawalich said. “We kind of fell back during that first stint, but the guys made a really good adjustment, so I’m super proud of them doing that. We ran a good race and I knew we had a chance to win it.”


With his triumph on Friday evening, Sawalich is now two for three in ARCA appearances at Phoenix.


Sawalich was untouchable when the ARCA Menards Series West wrapped up its 2023 season around the one-mile oval last November. Leading 93 of 100 possible laps, Sawalich’s victory wrapped up a nearly perfect rookie ARCA campaign that saw him visit Victory Lane seven times across the three divisions.


Just like the West Series finale last year, Sawalich’s closest competition came in the form of a Venturini Motorsports car. This time it was Gio Ruggiero, who was making his ARCA Menards Series national debut.


Ruggiero managed to chase down Sawalich during the longest green flag run of the evening before trading blows with him on several successive restarts. Sawalich gained the upper hand after the halfway break, with Ruggiero being forced to settle for second when rain brought the General Tire 150 to a premature end.


Facing Sawalich will be a common theme for Ruggiero throughout his rookie ARCA campaign. His busy schedule includes running all eight events in the East Series, where he will look to dethrone Sawalich as the champion.


Following Ruggiero in third was NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series veteran Grant Enfinger, who was making his first West Series appearance as part of Friday’s combination event. Connor Mosack and defending West Series champion Sean Hingorani completed the top-five.



Race results: General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway


Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Crosses Nine States on 2024 Ride

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Crosses Nine States on 2024 Ride

NASCAR’s Kyle Petty will lead 150 motorcycles more than 2,100 miles on a week-long trek from South Dakota to North Carolina, ending at Victory Junction to celebrate the camp’s 20th anniversary. 


Richard (the King) and Son Kyle Petty #NASCAR

Former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty is hitting the open road once again to lead the 28th Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America – one of the most popular charity rides in the country. From May 4 – 10, 2024, Petty will lead 150 motorcycles across nine states on a seven-day trek, covering more than 2,100 miles in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction – a camp dedicated to providing life-changing camping experiences for children with serious and chronic medical conditions.


Presented by Cox Automotive, the Ride will kick-off in Deadwood, South Dakota, on Saturday, May 4 and will end in Greensboro, North Carolina on Friday, May 10 with a celebratory homecoming at Victory Junction. Cox Automotive is the world’s largest automotive services and technology provider and is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. The company’s brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim, which will host breakfast for the Ride at Manheim Indianapolis on Wednesday, May 8.


“Our team is beyond excited to host Kyle and the riders at Manheim Indianapolis for breakfast during their 28th Anniversary route,” said Chuck Werner, general manager for the Louisville-Indianapolis Market Center. “It means so much for us to be included in this inspiring event and we look forward to helping the Ride send many deserving kids to Victory Junction.”


Petty has a jam-packed route planned for the 2024 Ride’s 250 participants, including 30 new riders. In fact, Petty has coined this adventure “The AmerICON Ride,” to pay homage to the iconic American attractions featured on this year’s Ride. Some of the highlights include visiting Mount Rushmore National Monument, stopping at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, exploring Churchill Downs – home of the Kentucky Derby, touring the legendary National Corvette Museum, visiting Bristol Motor Speedway, and so much more.


Spectators along the 2024 route are encouraged to attend one of the Ride’s seven overnight stops or daily pit stops to greet Petty and the riders, purchase memorabilia and make donations. 


Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Crosses Nine States on 2024 Ride

28th Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Schedule:

  • Day 1, Saturday, May 4 – Deadwood, South Dakota to North Platte, Nebraska
  • Day 2, Sunday, May 5 – North Platte, Nebraska to Omaha, Nebraska
  • Day 3, Monday, May 6 – Omaha, Nebraska to Bettendorf, Iowa
  • Day 4, Tuesday, May 7 – Bettendorf, Iowa to Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Day 5, Wednesday, May 8 – Indianapolis, Indiana to Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Day 6, Thursday, May 9 – Bowling Green, Kentucky to Bristol, Virginia
  • Day 7, Friday, May 10 – Bristol, Virginia to Greensboro, North Carolina


“This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Victory Junction, so I immediately knew we had to bring the Ride back to camp to celebrate this incredible milestone. After all, the Ride has been there since Victory Junction’s inception, as a founding supporter in 2004, and has remained the largest cumulative donor,” said Petty. “From riding the Black Hills of South Dakota and crossing the mighty Mississippi River to visiting iconic American landmarks, we are going to experience some truly incredible places on this year’s Ride, but none more so than ending back ‘home’ at Victory Junction – where we can see so many deserving kids light up with happiness and experience the magic that lives at camp.”


Victory Junction has served as the Ride’s primary beneficiary since its establishment by Petty and his family in 2004 in honor of his late son, Adam. Since it first began in 1995, the Ride has raised more than $21 million for Victory Junction and other children’s charities. As a result, the Ride has helped Victory Junction mobilize resources to provide over 115,000 camp experiences for children of all levels of abilities who are living with complex medical conditions at no cost to their families.

Among the celebrities participating in the 2024 Ride are NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Hershel McGriff; former NASCAR drivers Max Papis, David Ragan, Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace; former NFL great and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker; and TV personalities Rick Allen and Rutledge Wood.


The 2024 Ride is made possible by presenting sponsor Cox Automotive, as well as Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Dodge Law, Racing Electronics, WinCraft Racing, Petty Family Foundation, Headbands of Hope, Piedmont Moving Systems, Wiley X, Prevost, Blue Emu, Goody’s and Kelderman Manufacturing.


Keep up with Petty and the Ride on social media at the following accounts: 


For more information about the Ride or to donate, please visit


Friday, February 23, 2024

Speediatrics Fun Day

Speediatrics Fun Day

Festival Powered by Kaulig Racing at DAYTONA

2024 Daytona Speediatrics Fun Day Festival (#NASCAR #ARCA)


After a week of healthy and active curriculum, the kids of Food Brings Hope Community got to have a day of fun and games in the NASCAR Experience at Daytona International Speedway!


The kids were greeted with pompoms and cheer from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University's cheer team, with special appearances from Miss America (Madison Marsh), as well as ARCA driver Ed Pompa and Kaulig Racing drivers Daniel Dye, Daniel Hemric and Josh Williams.


Finally, with the help of our sponsors Brown & Brown Insurance, Jeep Beach, Kaulig Giving, Kaulig Racing and Ryan Blaney Family Foundation, the kids were presented with brand new bikes and bike helmets, and ‘The NASCAR Foundation’ was able to leave a $15,000 donation to Food Brings Hope Community!


2024 Daytona Speediatrics Fun Day Festival

2024 Daytona Speediatrics Fun Day Festival (#NASCAR #ARCA)
2024 Daytona Speediatrics Fun Day Festival (#NASCAR #ARCA)
2024 Daytona Speediatrics Fun Day Festival (#NASCAR #ARCA)
2024 Daytona Speediatrics Fun Day Festival (#NASCAR #ARCA)
2024 Daytona Speediatrics Fun Day Festival (#NASCAR #ARCA)
2024 Daytona Speediatrics Fun Day Festival (#NASCAR #ARCA)
2024 Daytona Speediatrics Fun Day Festival (#NASCAR #ARCA)
2024 Daytona Speediatrics Fun Day Festival (#NASCAR #ARCA)
2024 Daytona Speediatrics Fun Day Festival (#NASCAR #ARCA)
2024 Daytona Speediatrics Fun Day Festival (#NASCAR #ARCA)
2024 Daytona Speediatrics Fun Day Festival (#NASCAR #ARCA)
2024 Daytona Speediatrics Fun Day Festival (#NASCAR #ARCA)
2024 Daytona Speediatrics Fun Day Festival (#NASCAR #ARCA)



source: NASCAR Foundation Media

Friday, February 9, 2024

Brexton Busch Signs Contract Extension

Brexton Busch Signs Multiyear Contract Extension

Kyle's Son Continues Racing Career with Servpro

Brexton Busch Signs Multiyear Contract Extension


Now, the driver of the No. 18B for Kyle Busch Motorsports has extended his partnership with Servpro until 2026. Brexton Busch (Kyle and Samantha’s eight-year-old son) took to his social media platforms to reveal the signing.


"This is a partnership that has exceeded our expectations each and every year, and we couldn't be more excited to extend it for another three years. It has been a pleasure watching Brexton grow and improve his racing skills, watching him become a bona fide racer, and seeing him become a great big brother. We can't wait to see what the future holds." John Sooker, President and COO of Servpro



In 2023, Brexton won approximately 35 races and was named the Beginner Box Stock Division Champion at Millbridge Speedway and Mountain Creek Speedway, in the family’s home state of North Carolina. Recently, Brexton has been racing Jr. Sprint, Outlaw Karts, and Bandoleros, with plans to begin driving Restricted Micro Sprint cars in 2024.


"I am so thankful that SERVPRO will continue to support me in my racing career for years to come. We get to grow together. They believe in me, and I believe we can get them many more trips to victory lane. I couldn't do it without the SERVPRO team and all their associates!" Brexton Busch


Brexton Busch Signs Multiyear Contract Extension



source: MSN Sports Media

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

AJ Cries – Aero Smiles

AJ Cries – Aero Smiles

#NASCAR Cup Winner brings Checkered Flag home to Son


Dad AJ Allmendinger couldn’t help but cry Sunday . The 41-year-old driver was dominant in the final stage in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the Charlotte Roval, and held off arguably the best driver this season in William Byron on the final lap to earn an emotional victory.


Sunday’s race marked the first time since 2014 that Allmendinger led the most laps in a Cup race, and the Kaulig Racing driver’s win was his first since August 2021.


However, new born son Aero was not crying as he enjoyed the spoils of his father’s victory!  Aero James Allmendinger was born at 11:31 a.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2023.


source: Twitter

Saturday, September 9, 2023

The NASCAR Foundation’s Speedy Bear Brigade

The NASCAR Foundation’s Speedy Bear Brigade

"Speedy Bears” will be delivered to children in hospitals surrounding National Teddy Bear Day

The #NASCAR Foundation’s Speedy Bear Brigade


NASCAR-themed teddy bears are being delivered to children in hospitals across the United States, Mexico and Canada as The NASCAR Foundation and Kaulig Giving join together for the seventh annual Speedy Bear Brigade. This year’s efforts will bring the cumulative total to more than 11,000 Speedy Bears delivered since the program’s inception, providing comfort to children during their hospital stays.


“To have surpassed 10,000 bears delivered in just seven years is truly amazing,” said Nichole Krieger, Executive Director and Vice President, The NASCAR Foundation. “Support from donors like Kaulig Giving, NASCAR partners and all of our wonderful NASCAR fans is so important to help us continue the vision of Betty Jane France to bring comfort to kids in the hospital.”


This year’s efforts mark the biggest to date with 100 hospitals participating in race markets across the United States, Mexico and Canada. The initiative surrounds National Teddy Bear Day on Saturday, Sept. 9, with events in Akron, Ohio, home to Kaulig Giving headquarters, as well as Charlotte, N.C. and Daytona Beach, Fla., home to NASCAR headquarters.



“We’re honored to team up with The NASCAR Foundation to deliver cheer, positivity and comfort to children in hospitals across the country through the Speedy Bear Brigade program,” said Matt Kaulig, team owner of Kaulig Racing and founder of Kaulig Giving. “Our partnership with The NASCAR Foundation continues to grow on and off the track and is a priority for us. All of us share the incredible goal of impacting the communities we love by helping children in need live happier, healthier lives.”


NASCAR fans are encouraged to join the Speedy Bear Brigade by making a $25 donation to The NASCAR Foundation to sponsor a Speedy Bear and send an inspirational message to a child in the hospital. As an additional incentive, Kaulig Giving will match each $25 donation made at for a total gift of $25,000.



source: NASCAR Foundation Media

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Race Winner - Hudson Logano

Race Winner - Hudson Logano

Logano's Oldest Son Join the Ranks of the Next Generation of Racers

Race Winner - Hudson Logano (#NASCAR)


Joseph Thomas Logano, also known as Joey Logano, is a two-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion (2018 & 2022). Hudson Joseph, his first child, who was born in January 2018, recently collected his first race win. 

Welcome to the next generation of racers Hudson and congratulations on your first checkered flag.



source:  Facebook