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Monster Energy/Haas Automation Racing: Kurt Busch Atlanta Advance and Team Report

KURT BUSCH
A League of His Own

KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (Feb. 28, 2017) – For the first time in his 17-year Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career, Kurt Busch is undefeated. Having won Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, his first in the “Great American Race,” Busch is boasting a perfect 1-0 record.

To be fair, there is still a lot of racing to go – 35 points-paying events to be exact – but that hasn’t stopped the 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champ from enjoying the fact that, for now, he is in a league of his own.

As the Daytona 500 champion, Busch has spent the last two days in a whirlwind of celebratory activities that included a breakfast ceremony Monday morning with members of the media and having his winning No. 41 Ford enshrined for display at Daytona. He followed that up with a trip to New York for a series of interviews and television show appearances, with more to come as the week continues.
In the midst of all of the fanfare that goes with winning the Daytona 500, the Las Vegas native has started turning his attention to the next event on the 2017 Cup Series schedule, which just so happens to be at a track where he has enjoyed unabashed success – Atlanta Motor Speedway.

In addition to the Advance below, please click here for Kurt Busch’s Track Performance History.

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No. 14 Haas Automation Racing: Clint Bowyer Atlanta Advance

CLINT BOWYER Already Bonding with New Owner Tony Stewart

KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (Feb. 28, 2017) – Last year, when retiring three-time champion Tony Stewart was asked about Clint Bowyer, his 2017 replacement in the No. 14 Haas Automation Ford Fusion, Stewart offered an interesting description of Bowyer’s personality:

“Bowyer is like taking a thousand rubber balls and throwing them off the top of a building, then watching them bounce,” Stewart said with a laugh after playing a key role in recruiting Bowyer to the Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) team he and Gene Haas formed in 2009 and has since won 37 races, a Daytona 500 and two championships.

Stewart’s sharp wit and Bowyer’s frenetic personality should make for some lively moments over the next several years at SHR and in the garage. But beneath the humor, each holds the other in high esteem. Bowyer says everyone who’s followed the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knows Tony Stewart the driver, but there aren’t as many who are familiar with Stewart’s role and importance as a leader at SHR.

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Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region Opens at Canyon Speedway Park

TULSA, Okla. (February 28, 2017) Set for their 10th year of action across the Deserts of the American Southwest, the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region fires off this Saturday, March 4 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. for the “March Meltdown”.

The series 22nd event at the one-third mile Arizona oval, defending series champion, Rick Ziehl, has dominated the win column with six to his name. In 21 feature events, 13 drivers have at least one victory with four having two or more. Cave Creek, Arizona’s Lance Norick is the most recent multi-time winner with a pair of triumphs in 2016.

The first of two appearances at Canyon Speedway Park in 2017, the series’ next trip north of Phoenix comes on October 14, 2017.

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Free Entry and Tickets Now Available for Du Quoin’s “Shamrock Classic” on March 18

Free entry is available for all “Shamrock Classic” competitors courtesy of R.E. Griesemer at https://usacracing. ticketspice.com/shamrock- classic-at-du-quoin-entry. Use the code regriesemer. The deadline for pre-entry is Monday, March 13. Entries filed after March 13 are $40.

The kickoff to the start of the 2017 USAC Midget National Championship season brings the series indoors to the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin for the second running of the “Shamrock Classic.” Numerous companies have pledged their generous support for the Bryan Clauson, Inc. promotion, adding to the “pot of gold” that each competitor will seek on the one-sixth-mile bullring on Saturday, March 18.

Reserved seats are $25.00 for the highly-anticipated event that saw 54 of the best midget drivers in the country in competition. Adult general admission tickets are $20.00; kids 6-12 are $10.00 and kids 5 years-old and under are FREE! Pit passes are $35.00. The purchase of a reserved seat provides you a free pit pass! Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.usactickets.com/.

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Steve Kenneway and David Banta Reunite for 2017 Season at TSMP

Steve Kenneway and David Banta are no strangers when it comes to finding success in a Limited Sportsman at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP). Kenneway, who previously raced the No. 55 Limited Sportsman for Banta Racing, is switching gears to the No. 26 and is building a brand new car in conjunction with Banta Racing for the 2017 season. 

Kenneway has brought good fortune to the Banta team in years past. In 2012 he came in 4th in points after becoming the backup driver. In 2013 he celebrated his first large career milestone after winning the Limited Sportsman Division Championship at TSMP. In 2014 he finished 2nd in the division then shortly after parted ways with Banta Racing with Diego Monahan taking over the driving duties for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. 

Banta stated on the reconnection of Kenneway “After he (Kenneway) left, Diego took over. After the 2015 season, Diego was taking on the work load of the Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen All American Series which he didn’t have time for the team after that….We tried to get Steve back during the summer of 2016, but he was also running his own races in his car.”

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Rob Allaer Targets F2000 Title Run

Salem, NH – Add another fast driver and team combination to the front of the 2017 F2000 Championship Series field as Rob Allaer and LTD Motorsports confirmed today they would run a full season assault on the seven-weekend USAC-sanctioned Formula Race Promotions Series.

“Every single year in F2000 the field is strong top to bottom,” said Allaer, who won the 2014 National Championship Runoffs. “We know there will be weekends when things will go very well, and there will be weekends when things won’t, but the key is to stay level-headed and stay focused on what we want to accomplish.”

With less than two months until the season opener with Pirelli World Challenge at VIR, April 28-30, the F2000 field is becoming stronger by the day.

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Jimmy John’s Racing: Kevin Harvick Atlanta Advance and Team Report

Kevin Harvick Seeking a Second Cup Series Win at the Site of His First

KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (March 1, 2017)Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), will attempt to add a second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win to his impressive resume at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday in the Folds of Honor 500.

He won his first NASCAR Cup Series race there in only his third career start on March 11, 2001. The circumstances surrounding the month leading up to Harvick’s first career Cup Series win in 2001 make it all the more remarkable.

Following Dale Earnhardt’s death on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, Harvick was named the driver of the No. 29 car for Richard Childress Racing and made his Cup Series debut the following weekend – Monday, Feb. 26 – at Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway, where he finished 14th. Two days later, Wednesday, Feb. 28, as the series headed west to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Harvick married his wife DeLana. The following Sunday, March 4, Harvick scored his first career Cup Series top-10 finish. Then, on Sunday, March 11, less than one month since his debut in NASCAR’s top series, Harvick won his first Cup Series race at Atlanta.

In addition to the Advance below, please click here for Kevin Harvick’s Track Performance History.

In addition to the Advance below, please click here for Kevin Harvick’s Track Performance History.

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