CHASE BRISCOE, No. 98 — HighPoint.com/Ford Performance Racing School Ford Mustang — WINNER’S INTERVIEW — WE KNOW WHAT YOU’VE BEEN THROUGH, BUT WHAT A WAY TO END THE WEEK WITH A WIN. “Yeah, this is for my wife. This has been the hardest week I’ve ever had to deal with and God is so good. Even when I took the lead with 50 to go I was crying inside the race car and just emotionally I wasn’t there at all. There’s nothing else to say other than God is just so glorious. Obviously, I’m happy to get HighPoint.com and Ford Performance Racing School in victory lane, but this is more than a race win. This is the biggest day of my life after the toughest day in my life, and to be able to beat the best there is is so satisfying.”
IT’S BEEN A TOUGH WEEK. “This is the best thing that could happen, honestly. For those that don’t know, we had a miscarraige Tuesday of our daughter and, to be honest with you, I wasn’t sure what racing we would do. At the initial start I was all over the place emotionally, and then when I had the lead with 50 to go I was just making so many mistakes because I was literally crying inside of the race car. God is so good. To be able to do this and it’s all because of Him. Before when I got dressed I prayed that whatever His will is just let it be done today. I knew he was gonna have a high because of the low and it’s just unbelievable to win here at Darlington and to beat Kyle Busch doing it.”
SEEKONK SPEEDWAY, TRI TRACK ANNOUNCE NEW DATE FOR 2020 OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY EVENT RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 29 DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
SEEKONK, Mass. — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and continued unknowns about the start of the racing season in New England, Seekonk Speedway and Tri Track Open Modified Series officials announced on Tuesday that Open Wheel Wednesday has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 29. The event was originally slated to take place on July 1.
#500atHome Activities To Deliver Race Week Excitement, Traditions to Indianapolis 500 Fans
INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 18, 2020 – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is embracing the spirit of the Month of May and the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge by celebrating #500atHome. Virtual and socially distanced activities are planned for this entire week – the traditional Race Week – for fans leading up to a special national broadcast of the “Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again” on Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. (ET) on NBC.
Leading up to Sunday, IMS encourages race fans to virtually celebrate their favorite Race Week traditions, including Miller Lite Carb Day, Legends Day presented by Firestone and Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge Race Day from the comfort of their home. Downloadable activities, exciting interactive opportunities, historical content and much more will help to create the ultimate #500atHome experience. Fans are encouraged to visit IMS.com/500atHome all week long to learn more.
Barre, VT – Thunder Road officials have announced the postponement of the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic that was scheduled for Sunday, May 24. The decision was made due to ongoing health and safety regulations in place related to the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.
While the state of Vermont has gradually been reopening in recent weeks, large gatherings for non-essential businesses and events remain prohibited by the recently-extended Stay Home, Stay Safe order. The current restrictions would limit the number of teams that could race in the event and would also prevent fans from attending.
Kevin Harvick won his first race of the season and 50th of his Cup career today.
Harvick is the 14th driver to win at least 50 Cup Series races and passes his boss, Tony Stewart, who won 49 during his career, on the all-time list.
Harvick is now tied with NASCAR Hall of Famers Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson with 50 wins.
This marks the 20th win for Stewart-Haas Racing since joining Ford (Harvick has won 15).
The win is Mustang’s third of the season.
Today’s win is Ford’s 689th all-time in NASCAR Cup Series competition.
KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Busch Light #YOURFACEHERE Ford Mustang — POST-RACE INTERVIEW — “I want to thank everybody from NASCAR and all the teams for letting us do what we do. I didn’t think it was gonna be that much different and then we won the race and it’s dead silent out here. We miss the fans, just gotta thank everybody from Busch Light, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Mobil 1, Jimmy John’s, everybody from Ford who helps on this car. It’s a pretty big honor to win 50 races in this deal and I just have to thank all my team guys and everybody for what they’re doing. This Dr. Josh Hughes is one of my really good friends. I spend a lot of time with him and have seen how this whole pandemic has affected our front line workers in person on a weekly basis, so thank you, Josh. We’re thinking of you. I want to say hi to DeLana and my kids at home. I guess we’ll bring home the trophy.”