No Joke: Weatherly Earns NASCAR’s Highest Honor

fsdfsdDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 23, 2015) – Joe Weatherly’s time in NASCAR’s premier series was short, just two fulltime seasons.

But what an impact the Norfolk, Virginia, native had on NASCAR racing in those brief, 24 months.

Weatherly, previously a winner of American Motorcyclist Association and NASCAR modified titles, claimed back-to-back premier series championships in 1962-63. He posted 25 victories in 229 starts before his untimely death in January 1964 at Riverside (California) International Raceway.

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BIG 8 LATE MODEL SERIES RETURNS FOR TWO DATES IN 2015!

ldskgsdgThe Rockford Speedway and the Big 8 Late Model Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet is seemingly a match made in heaven.

First there’s Rockford Speedway, celebrating its sixty-eighth season of continuous operations in 2015. The high-banked quarter mile has long been known as an action-packed bullring throughout its history. Then, there’s Big 8 Late Model Series, which during its ten-plus year existence has featured some of the best Late Model drivers in the Midwest while providing some of the most thrilling short-track races year after year.

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BRIAN VICKERS MEDICALLY CLEARED TO RACE IN EARLY MARCH SCHEDULED TO MAKE 2015 SPRINT CUP DEBUT IN LAS VEGAS

ghfghfghfgCORNELIUS, N.C. – Doctors have medically cleared Brian Vickers to return to full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup racing in early March, three months after corrective heart surgery.

Vickers will make his season debut in the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8.

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NASCAR and NASCAR Team Properties Select Fanatics to Operate At-Track Merchandise Business

DasjfnaskfaAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 21, 2015) – NASCAR, NASCAR Team Properties (NTP) and Fanatics jointly announced today a 10-year agreement for the sport’s at-track merchandise business that will deliver fans an enhanced, experiential shopping environment. As part of the agreement, Fanatics has acquired certain exclusive rights from NASCAR and NTP that will make the company the primary retailer of NASCAR, team and driver merchandise at all 38 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends.
Fanatics, the market leader for officially licensed sports merchandise, powers the e-stores for hundreds of the top sports leagues, teams and schools, including a long history running NASCAR’s e-commerce business (NASCAR.com). The NASCAR at-track deal expands Fanatics’ growing in-venue partnerships.

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LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY UNVEILS RASCAL FLATTS AS ITS NATIONAL ANTHEM TALENT FOR KOBALT 400 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE, MARCH 8

dfhdfhfghdLAS VEGAS (January 21, 2015) – Award-winning country group Rascal Flatts will sing the national anthem at the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, March 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The performance will take place in the midst of the band’s first-ever, nine-show residency, Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot!, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from Wednesday, Feb. 25 to Saturday, March 14.

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PARTS FOR TRUCKS PRO STOCK TOUR 15th ANNIVERSARY SCHEDULE RELEASE

pro stock tour(Halifax, NS – January 19, 2015) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is pleased to announce their 2015 racing schedule. The region’s premier stock car racing series will make stops in five major markets in all three Maritime Provinces during the 15th Anniversary Season.

The season kicks off at Scotia Speedworld, with a 100-lap event on Saturday, May 23rd. The series will make three additional stops at Scotia Speedworld, including a 150-lap feature on Saturday, June 20th, the prestigious 16th Annual Atlantic Cat 250 on Saturday, August 8th and the series 200-lap season finale on Saturday, September 19th.

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Wendell Scott: Legend, Trailblazer … and NASCAR Hall of Famer

kjasfasfaDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 19, 2015) – During a 13-year premier series career, Wendell Scott likely never considered he was making NASCAR history. The Virginian’s sole concern was getting to the next race on a miniscule budget.

Scott wasn’t the only driver to struggle financially. The odds of making a good living racing stock cars were long in the 1960s and early 1970s when purses were small, large sponsors unheard of and manufacturer support came and went with the turning of the calendar’s pages.

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Champions to be crowned in Rutland

kasfalsfasWEST HAVEN, VT – Champion stock car drivers and top performers will be honored in Rutland, VT on Saturday, January 31, as Devil’s Bowl Speedway officially wraps its 2014 season at the Banquet of Champions at the Holiday Inn Rutland/Killington. Nine drivers will collect championship hardware as many others are recognized for their achievements.

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PASS Returning To Ace Speedway In 2015 For Labor Day Classic

IMG_0454 (1280x854)CHARLOTTE, NC (January 16) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials, along with representatives of Short Track Management, are pleased to announce the return of the PASS South Super Late Model and PASS Pro Late Model divisions to Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, NC in 2015. The 4th Running of the Labor Day Classic at Ace Speedway will take place on Labor Day afternoon, Monday, September 7, 2015. In addition to PASS, the Madhouse Modifieds, which are featured at the legendary Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC, will compete in Twin 25 lap features under Stadium rules and on Stadium tires. The USAC Eastern Midgets will complete the entertaining Labor Day afternoon festivities of racing at Ace Speedway.

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