DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2019) – Daytona Beach residents are familiar with the roar of engines being heard from Daytona International Speedway, especially this time of the year. On Friday however, it was the loud distinct noise of ARCA Racing Series’ stock cars testing the high banks of the speedway for February’s Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire that could be heard throughout the city.(more…)
INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 – Race fans around the world will join with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2019 in a variety of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mario Andretti’s Indianapolis 500 victory, including a featured exhibit within the Speedway’s museum and a commemorative logo that was unveiled by Andretti on Jan. 9 in Indianapolis.
Andretti and IMS President J. Douglas Boles also revealed Jan. 9 some of the plans surrounding the 50th anniversary celebration during the Month of May:(more…)
• Eight IndyCar Series races will air on NBC, a 60 percent increase of races on network television
• NBCSN will telecast nine races
• Nearly 350 hours of INDYCAR action available between linear and digital platforms
• Indianapolis 500 part of NBC Sports’ “Championship Season” marketing campaign(Click on the image above to be linked to a PDF version of a printable 2019 IndyCar Series TV schedule with broadcast times.)
INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019) – INDYCAR’s expanded presence on network television in 2019 through its new partnership with NBC Sports Group will not only include the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500, along with other action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May, but also the IndyCar Series’ new season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California.(more…)
NAPLES, ME (January 7) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today an additional event for the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway slated for Saturday, March 30. The PASS National Championship Super Late Models will headline the Commonwealth Classic and will now feature a Super Late Model Open race, along with a race for Stock Crate Super Late Models. Both races will be 75 laps and will pay $7,000 to win and $700 to start. For drivers opting to compete in both events, they will be allowed to use their highest finish to count towards the 2019 PASS National Championship.(more…)
Dover International Speedway celebrates 50th anniversary, hosts its 100th NASCAR Cup Series race in 2019
DOVER, Del. (Jan. 3, 2019) – Dover International Speedway is gearing up for the biggest year in its history as the Monster Mile celebrates its 50th anniversary season and hosts its 100th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.
The brainchild of former Delaware Gov. David Buckson, with funding largely provided by Delaware businessman and former Lt. Gov. John Rollins, construction on Dover International Speedway began in August 1967 by the Melvin L. Joseph Construction Co. from Georgetown, Del. The land where the Speedway sits today was previously a farm and local airstrip for small planes.(more…)