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Power Wins Wild One at Texas for 31st Career Victory

FORT WORTH, Texas (Saturday, June 10, 2017) – Will Power survived a Wild West night of racing at Texas Motor Speedway to win the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 and join a pair of greats on the all-time Indy car victory list.

The Team Penske driver won the incident-filled race on the 1.5-mile oval, taking the checkered flag in the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet under caution ahead of second-place Tony Kanaan in the No. 10 NTT Data Honda from Chip Ganassi Racing.

RAINGUARD WATER SEALERS 600: Box score

The victory is the 31st in Indy cars for the 36-year-old Australian, tying him with Dario Franchitti and Paul Tracy for ninth all time. It is also his second win this season and second at Texas Motor Speedway.

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“What They’re Saying” from the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 race

SIMON PAGENAUD (No. 1 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet, 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series champion): “It was very much pack racing, so we were trying to get away from the pack, which we did for quite a while. It was a way also to save some fuel and stay behind (Will Power). I was trying to protect him so that we could just go as fast as we could, and it worked out really well. At the end there, I was hoping we were going to go a little longer because I had a really good car. It was a lot of fun. It got a little crazy at the end. I tell you, it is just incredible how close we can race against each other. Good fun, good night, awesome working with Will. That is Team Penske, we all work together, you guys don’t believe us, but we do and we showed it tonight.”

JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 2 hum by Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): “It was definitely a bad decision. It seemed OK…we just got loose. It’s hard to tell if that’s what it was or not, probably going third lane was not a right idea. I was just trying to get some space with (Scott) Dixon, I didn’t know exactly where he was going to go. I probably could have backed out of it sooner and realized it’s not going to be good up there. It’s just my fault. I feel bad for the guys on the No. 2 car. With everything we have been doing, hum by Verizon on the vehicle with us, we’ve had fast cars and it’s always a shame when you make a mistake for your guys. I put that on me, just trying to race hard, and the third lane wasn’t there, so we didn’t have it tonight.”

CONOR DALY (No. 4 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet): “That was crazy. I think the biggest thing tonight is that I learned a lot. That was the first time ever on an oval that I raced side-by-side or that close to anyone. (Indianapolis Motor Speedway) we’re never like that and last year I didn’t make it through much of the race. It was a huge level of experience gain. We made progress on the car all the way through and on the last stint, I thought we were really in contention for a top five. We were right in the fight which was really fun. I’ve never experienced any racing like that in my life. Really enjoyed it. It was crazy to spin at the end, but we kept going, so overall just a nice day for us to make it through and survive. I think my guys did a great job – tonight was a lot of work in the pits – we were adjusting the car every stop so I have to thank them for all their work.” Continue reading ‘“What They’re Saying” from the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 race’

“What They’re Saying” from the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 race

SIMON PAGENAUD (No. 1 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet, 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series champion): “It was very much pack racing, so we were trying to get away from the pack, which we did for quite a while. It was a way also to save some fuel and stay behind (Will Power). I was trying to protect him so that we could just go as fast as we could, and it worked out really well. At the end there, I was hoping we were going to go a little longer because I had a really good car. It was a lot of fun. It got a little crazy at the end. I tell you, it is just incredible how close we can race against each other. Good fun, good night, awesome working with Will. That is Team Penske, we all work together, you guys don’t believe us, but we do and we showed it tonight.”

JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 2 hum by Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): “It was definitely a bad decision. It seemed OK…we just got loose. It’s hard to tell if that’s what it was or not, probably going third lane was not a right idea. I was just trying to get some space with (Scott) Dixon, I didn’t know exactly where he was going to go. I probably could have backed out of it sooner and realized it’s not going to be good up there. It’s just my fault. I feel bad for the guys on the No. 2 car. With everything we have been doing, hum by Verizon on the vehicle with us, we’ve had fast cars and it’s always a shame when you make a mistake for your guys. I put that on me, just trying to race hard, and the third lane wasn’t there, so we didn’t have it tonight.”

CONOR DALY (No. 4 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet): “That was crazy. I think the biggest thing tonight is that I learned a lot. That was the first time ever on an oval that I raced side-by-side or that close to anyone. (Indianapolis Motor Speedway) we’re never like that and last year I didn’t make it through much of the race. It was a huge level of experience gain. We made progress on the car all the way through and on the last stint, I thought we were really in contention for a top five. We were right in the fight which was really fun. I’ve never experienced any racing like that in my life. Really enjoyed it. It was crazy to spin at the end, but we kept going, so overall just a nice day for us to make it through and survive. I think my guys did a great job – tonight was a lot of work in the pits – we were adjusting the car every stop so I have to thank them for all their work.”

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Power Wins Wild One at Texas for 31st Career Victory

FORT WORTH, Texas (Saturday, June 10, 2017) – Will Power survived a Wild West night of racing at Texas Motor Speedway to win the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 and join a pair of greats on the all-time Indy car victory list.

The Team Penske driver won the incident-filled race on the 1.5-mile oval, taking the checkered flag in the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet under caution ahead of second-place Tony Kanaan in the No. 10 NTT Data Honda from Chip Ganassi Racing.

RAINGUARD WATER SEALERS 600: Box score

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Coughlin Picks Up NASCAR Stage Points in Texas

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – For much of Friday night’s WinstarOnlineGaming.com 400 Cody Coughlin was showing why he considers Texas Motor Speedway to be one of his favorite race tracks. He showed in the top 10 for much of the race and scored his first stage point of the season before his engine expired with 10 laps to go.

Coughlin had a strong qualifying effort that saw him make the second round of qualifying. He started 11th in his RIDE TV/JEGS.com Toyota Tundra for ThorSport Racing and finished 18th after his engine let go due to an overheating issue caused by debris.
The 21-year-old driver had grass fly onto the grill of his truck after the driver ahead of him drove off the pavement. The oil and water temperatures rose too high and that lead to the engine failure while Coughlin was challenging for a top-10 finish.

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“What They’re Saying” from Rainguard Water Sealers 600 qualifying

SIMON PAGENAUD (No. 1 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet, 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series champion): “I was really hoping for more for our No. 1 DXC Technology Chevrolet. We ran about the same in practice as qualifying. It’s OK. We’re going to work on the car more before final practice and see what we can figure out and go from there. I do think we’ll have a good car for the race, though.”

JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 2 hum by Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): “I’m a little bummed about where we qualified. We worked on the car during first practice and couldn’t find the speed we needed to head into qualifying. It’s disappointing, but the No. 2 Hum by Verizon Chevy team and I are looking forward to final practice to see what we can do to find more speed. We’ll be able to get things sorted out and be ready for the race tomorrow night.”

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 AAA Insurance Team Penske Chevrolet):
“We’re going to start 10th in tomorrow’s race here at Texas. It’s not what I hoped for, but the No. 3 AAA Chevrolet team and myself have some things we want to work on for final practice. The one thing about this track is that you never know what’s going to happen. It always has a surprise or two. We’re ready to get back on track soon.”

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Kimball Sets Texas Track Record to Win First Career Pole Position

FORT WORTH, Texas (Friday, June 9, 2017) – Charlie Kimball sped to the first pole position of his Verizon IndyCar Series career, claiming the Verizon P1 Award in record time for the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kimball, who will make his 109th start Saturday (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network), set one- and two-lap INDYCAR qualifying records on the 1.5-mile oval to earn the first starting position for the 248-lap race.

RAINGUARD WATER SEALERS 600: Qualifying results

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Rainguard Water Sealers 600 Fast Facts

Race weekend: Friday, June 9 – Saturday, June 10

Track: Texas Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile oval

Race distance: 248 laps / 357.12 miles

Entry List:  Rainguard Water Sealers 600 (PDF)

Firestone tire allotment: Twelve sets for use through the weekend

Twitter: @TXMotorSpeedway, @IndyCar, #Rainguard600, #IndyCar

Event website: www.TexasMotorSpeedway.com

INDYCAR website: www.IndyCar.com 

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Several Honda Cars Will Not Participate in Texas Motor Speedway Open Test

FORT WORTH, Texas (Wednesday, April 12, 2017) – INDYCAR confirmed today that several Honda-powered entries will not participate in the Verizon IndyCar Series open test today at Texas Motor Speedway.

The entries in question arrived at the 1.455-mile oval track mounted with higher-mileage engines, and officials decided to take a cautious approach.

INDYCAR released an entry list with 22 cars scheduled to participate in the test to gather data on the track’s new surface and configuration, with plans for cars to run in groups during parts of the day to help set appropriate downforce levels for the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 race weekend June 9-10.

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Lee USA Opens ACT’s 2017 Season

Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) is set to open its 26th season of ACT Late Model racing, and its 34th season of late model racing at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday, April 23 with the annual New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150, which was postponed due to weather from its originally scheduled early April date.  As in years past, the 2017 opener will give teams and fans a preview of competitors to watch during the coming race season.

The fast 1/3 mile at Lee has always offered an exciting kick-off to the season, with the previous 14 ACT Late Model Tour events serving up 13 different winners, with the back-to-back wins of multi-time Series Champion Brian Hoar in 2011 and 2012 standing as the only repeat winner.  In 2016, Scott Payea, driving for the familiar RPM team (which was part of the Brian Hoar successes), stood on top of the podium after a hiatus of several years from racing.

Looking to mirror RPM’s repeat successes in 2011 & 2012, Scott Payea is excited to return to Lee: “There’s always a special excitement to the first event of any race season, and I would love to bring home back-to-back victories at Lee for my car owner, Rick, and get my season started off on the right foot!”.  A popular man in the pits, the soft-spoken Payea holds nothing back behind the wheel, and after finishing in the runner-up spot in the 2016 ACT standings, is prepared to elevate the RPM team’s final standing just a bit.  But, with the return of Waterford, CT’s Dillon Moltz in the #5CT, along with Barre, VT’s Jimmy Hebert (Williamstown, VT)and Scott Dragon (Milton, VT), there is no question the competition will be fierce.  “Richard Green and our team are excited to get back on the track, we are looking forward to giving the ACT Tour a try, and Lee is a great place to kick off the season,” said an excited Dragon.

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NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Texas

Clock Stopper: Keselowski First Driver To Multiple Wins

Brad Keselowski became the first driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series to win multiple races this season when he passed Kyle Busch with 42 laps remaining and never looked back to visit Victory Lane for his first time at Martinsville Speedway.

Keselowski, who notched the first victory for Ford at Martinsville since Oct. 20, 2002 (Kurt Busch, Roush Fenway Racing, 28 races ago), will go for his second straight victory in Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (1:30 p.m. ET on FOX).

The No. 2 Ford driver leads the series with 10 playoff points and sits fourth in the points standings, 34 markers behind No. 1 ranked Kyle Larson. Continue reading ‘NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Texas’

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Martinsville

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

California Winning: Larson Notches First Win Of Season At Auto Club

Kyle Larson snapped a streak of three consecutive runner-ups, leading 110 laps and winning Stage 1 on his way to Victory Lane in last Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

The No. 42 Chevrolet driver extended his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points lead to 29 points over Chase Elliott. Because of his victory and stage win, Larson now has six playoff points.

Larson, who also won Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race, became the 17th driver to sweep a national series weekend.

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INDYCAR News and Notes – March 2, 2017

1. Al-Fe Heat Treating returns as Foyt team sponsor: Al-Fe Heat Treating marks its seventh year in motorsports with the announcement today of its return as a major associate sponsor of AJ Foyt Racing in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The Al-Fe Heat Treating logo will be on the ABC Supply Chevrolets driven by Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz.

“The 2017 season looks to be an exciting and challenging one for Foyt Racing and we at Al-Fe Heat Treating wouldn’t miss it for anything,” said Kurt Westman, founder and president of Al-Fe Heat Treating, the largest commercial aluminum heat treating operation in the United States, based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “New drivers, new cars, the best crews in INDYCAR and the best team owners – we continue to be privileged to be part of the most historical race team in auto sports. A.J. (Foyt, team owner), Larry (Foyt, team president) and the entire team have made the Al-Fe team friends, made us feel welcome and a part of the INDYCAR experience. They have my many thanks.”

Al-Fe Heat Treating’s foray into motorsports began in 2011 at the Indianapolis 500 and quickly grew to a full-season association with the team. Starting in 2014, Al-Fe Heat Treating sponsored a Foyt entry in the INDYCAR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. In 2015, the company’s entry competed in the Indianapolis 500. Last year, Al-Fe sponsored the car driven by Alex Tagliani in both the INDYCAR Grand Prix and 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

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NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Winners Announced

Four Students Win $20,000 in Total Scholarships; Treated to VIP Race Experience at the AAA Texas 500

Daytona, Beach, Fla. (Nov. 6, 2016) – NASCAR and Chevrolet today announced the winners of the second annual NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Contest during a press conference at Texas Motor Speedway.

Four undergraduate students from across the country were awarded a total of $20,000 in scholarships and treated to a VIP experience at today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the AAA Texas 500.

The contest challenged students to identify a technology or innovation within NASCAR, then explain how STEM professionals came to its design in 90-second videos. Video submissions were judged on technical accuracy, creativity, and production quality.

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Coughlin Fast Early in Debut with Athenian Motorsports

FORT WORTH, TX – Cody Coughlin’s first race with Athenian Motorsports started on the right foot when he qualified near the front of the field on Friday evening at Texas Motor Speedway. Coughlin matched his career-best starting position of 11th, and was fourth overall after the first round.

The 20-year-old driver was racing the Zaxby’s/JEGS.com truck in relief of the injured John Wes Townley. When the race began, Coughlin was pinned on the bottom and was forced to fight hard.

A few circuits into the 147-lap Striping Technology 350, Coughlin and another truck made contact in the tight confines of turn two at TMS. The result was damage to the right front and right rear of his No. 05 machine.

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Cody Coughlin Pre-Race News and Notes: NCWTS at Texas II

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Striping Technologies 350
No. 05 JEGS.com/Zaxby’s Chevrolet Silverado News and Notes

The Driver
Cody Coughlin is driving the JEGS.com/Zaxby’s No. 05 in relief of John Wes Townley, who is recuperating from a non-racing related injury.  Coughlin is a 20 year-old Joe Gibbs Racing Development Driver.  In 2016, the Ohio native made history by becoming the first to win both Champion Racing Association Late Model titles in a single season.
 
The Race
Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Texas Motor Speedway is a 220.5-mile event, scheduled for 147 laps.  This is Coughlin’s second NCWTS race at Texas. Texas is the site of Coughlin’s best NCWTS finish – he scored a 12thin the June event.

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NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Texas

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
#Se7en: A Jimmie Johnson Story

It includes Jimmie Johnson instead of Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, but for the next three weeks, NASCAR fans will be treated to another star-studded tale called #Se7en.

With his victory at Martinsville Speedway, Jimmie Johnson clinched the first berth in the Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Sunday, Nov. 20, 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC) where he will attempt to tie NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty with a record seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

The win in the Round of 8 opener gives Johnson’s No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team a strategic advantage because it can focus strictly on building a car for Homestead – a place where Johnson has never won. He has placed runner-up at the South Florida track twice (2004 and 2010).

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A Texas-Two-Step Leads Coughlin Back into a Truck Ride

DELAWARE, OH – It’s time for Cody Coughlin to break out the cowboy boots. The 20-year-old is headed to Texas Motor Speedway for Friday’s Striping Technology 350 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Coughlin will be piloting the Zaxby’s / JEGS.com No. 05 for Athenian Motorsports in relief of John Wes Townley.

“I’m truly honored that Athenian called me and asked to drive their truck,” said Coughlin, who had competed in nine races for Kyle Busch Motorsports this year. “I hope to represent the team the best way possible and hopefully give them the best finish possible.”

Coughlin, the dual Champion Racing Association champion in Late Model racing this season with six victories, will be working with first-year crew chief Jimmy Villeneuve. Villeneuve is excited to be working with Coughlin and appreciative of him for stepping in this weekend.

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Little Welcomes Carolina Nut and New Partner Front Sight Firearms to JJL Motorsports

SHERRILLS FORD, North Carolina (November 1, 2016) ­ Jesse Little heads to Texas Motor Speedway aiming for a strong run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Longhorn 350.

Little, a native of Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, returns to the series behind the wheel of the No. 97 Carolina Nut Toyota Tundra and welcomes Front Sight Firearms and Shadow Warriors to the team as associate sponsors.

“Our team is eager to get to Texas Motor Speedway and to have ThorSport Racing continuing to provide technical support for our Toyota Tundra’s. The employees and ownership group of The Carolina Nut Company are on board with us once again and we also welcome Front Sight Firearms and Shadow Warriors to our organization. The work that Shadow Warriors do for people across the country makes the weekend all that more special for JJL Motorsports. Freedom to practice the Second Amendment rights given to our country’s citizens is very sacred and Front Sight Firearms provides some of the best products in the world. We look forward to sharing the message of these fine sponsors with the NASCAR community,” Little said.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss remainder of 2016 season

CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports, has not been medically cleared to compete for the remainder of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season as he continues to recover from a concussion.

Earnhardt has missed the last six Sprint Cup races while undergoing treatment. He has been regularly evaluated at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program under the direction of Dr. Micky Collins and with Charlotte neurosurgeon Dr. Jerry Petty.

“I wish I could return to the No. 88 team this season,” Earnhardt said. “To say I’m disappointed doesn’t begin to describe how I feel, but I know this is the right thing for my long-term health and career. I’m 100 percent focused on my recovery, and I will continue to follow everything the doctors tell me. They’re seeing good progress in my test results, and I’m feeling that progress physically. I plan to be healthy and ready to compete at Daytona in February. I’m working toward that.
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Firestone 600 post-event infraction

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016) – INDYCAR announced the following post-event infraction from the conclusion of the Firestone 600, which was completed Aug. 27 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas:

•  INDYCAR fined Schmidt Peterson Motorsports $20,000 and penalized the team 25 entrant and driver points after the No. 5 entry of James Hinchcliffe was found in violation of Rule 14.6.8.2.2 of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook (domed skid wear) in post-race inspection.

“In our post-race analysis this week it was determined the skid plate on the No. 5 entry was worn and in violation of our rules,” said Jay Frye, INDYCAR president of competition and operations. “This was both a performance advantage and a safety concern, as the domed portion of the skid had been ground down to the point it would have been ineffective.”

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Munoz claims first career pole at Firestone 600

FORT WORTH, Texas (Friday, June 10, 2016) – Carlos Munoz was devastated when he didn’t win the historic 100th Indianapolis 500 two weeks ago. The Colombian was able to gain a little solace today by taking the Verizon P1 Award and will start from the pole position in Saturday’s Firestone 600.

Driving the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda, Munoz earned the first pole of his four-year Verizon IndyCar Series career with a two-lap qualifying average of 217.137 mph on the 1.455-mile oval at Texas Motor Speedway. The 24-year-old’s best qualifying effort in 45 previous starts was in his very first race, second at the 2013 Indianapolis 500.

“To be honest, I didn’t expect that speed,” Munoz said. “I thought we would do something around 216 mph, but I was happy with the speed we were doing. It’s my first pole – I was looking at the (Verizon P1 Award) hat and it looks really nice. I’m really happy for all of my team after Indy.”

CLICK HERE: Firestone 600 qualifying results

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NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Pocono

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Next Race: Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400
The Place: Pocono Raceway
The Date: Sunday, June 5
The Time: 1 p.m. ET
TV: FS1, 11:30 a.m.
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 400 miles (160 laps)

NASCAR XFINITY Series
Next Race: Pocono Green 250
The Place: Pocono Raceway
The Date: Saturday, June 4
The Time: 1 p.m. ET
TV: FOX, 12:30 p.m. ET
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 250 miles (100 laps)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Next Race: Rattlesnake 400
The Place: Texas Motor Speedway
The Date: Friday, June 10
The Time: 9 p.m. ET
TV: FS1, 8:30 p.m. ET
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 250.5 miles (167 laps)

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XYIENCE Energy Drink to Sponsor Ryan Preece in Texas and Phoenix Sprint Cup Races

MOORESVILLE, NC (October 29, 2015) – XYIENCE Energy Drink, a subsidiary of Big Red,Inc., is proud to announce its sponsorship of Ryan Preece and his No. 98 Chevrolet with Premium Motorsports. The zero-calorie energy drink will serve as Primary Sponsor for the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion for the Sprint Cup Series events at Texas Motor Speedway on November 8th and Phoenix International Raceway on November 15th.

“I am extremely excited to be able to team up with XYIENCE for the Texas and Phoenix races,” said Preece. “I tend to drink energy drinks on a regular basis and after trying XYIENCE it has become my go to drink when I need that extra bit of energy or focus. I am pumped to be representing this brand and doing all I can to make this program a success for them both on and off the track.”

In addition to the Texas and Phoenix races, the 25-year old native of Connecticut will be behind the wheel of the No. 98 Sprint Cup Series ride for the last four races of the 2015 season starting with this weekend’s event at Martinsville Speedway and concluding at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The XYIENCE brand will also join Preece in the season finale as an Associate Sponsor.

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Christopher Bell to Run Four More Truck Races for KBM in 2015 with JBL

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – (Sept. 16, 2015) Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today Christopher Bell will run an additional four races in the No. 54 JBL Tundra this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). The 20-year-old has already made three Truck Series starts for KBM in 2015 resulting in one win (Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio) and two top-five finishes.

With partnership from JBL®, Bell will pilot the No. 54 JBL Tundra at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway on Oct. 3, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on Oct. 24, Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on Nov. 6 and the season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway on Nov.20.

“I’m very thankful to Toyota Racing and JBL for providing me with the opportunity to race in the Truck Series this year and I’m looking forward to the learning experience that these additional four races will provide me with,” Bell said. “Getting the Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Tundra to victory lane on the dirt at Eldora was an incredible experience and it wouldn’t have been possible without all the hard work from everyone at Toyota, TRD (Toyota Racing Development) and Kyle Busch Motorsports. Now, I’m ready to continue to prove myself on the pavement with JBL on board for the rest of my races.”
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It’s TMS Time for Reutzel after Gulf South Double

CLUTE, Texas (September 11, 2015) – Aaron Reutzel has some prized hardware in his sites as the drive for the $60,000 Lucas Oil ASCS National championship resumes on Saturday night with the Portacool U.S. National Dirt Track Championship at Fort Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway.

“It’s a nice trophy, the Portacool trophy alone is probably worth a couple of thousand,” the driver of the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car explains.  “I would definitely like to have it.”

Reutzel will make his run for the Portacool trophy on Saturday night as a three weekend run of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action gets under way.

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Bellm Off to Texas after Warrior Triple

NIXA, Mo. (September 11, 2015) – Kyle Bellm gets his first taste of Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night following a weekend of ASCS Warrior Region competition in his home state of Missouri.

The leading Rookie of the Year contender aboard the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision No. 14k Sprint Car with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Bellm gets back into the swing of the National scene after a weekend of Regional action that kicked off with a top-ten at Scotland County Speedway.

Bellm spent the Missouri weekend aboard the Hockett Racing No. 77 rather than his familiar mount.

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Dixon Wins Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 6, 2015) – Scott Dixon made his victory in the Firestone 600 look easy, though the three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion said it was one of the most hotly-contested and unpredictable in recent memory at Texas Motor Speedway.

Click HERE to view and download the official box score of the Firestone 600.

Dixon led 97 of the 248 laps in the No. 9 Energizer EcoAdvanced Chevrolet to earn his second victory of the Verizon IndyCar Series season and his second at Texas Motor Speedway in the fast-paced race on the 1.455-mile, high-banked oval.

The 191.940 mph average speed set a track race record, aided by a lone caution for debris.

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Power Wins Third Consecutive Firestone 600 Pole

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 5, 2015) – Will Power earned the Verizon P1 Award for the third consecutive year at the Texas Motor Speedway oval and tied a legendary Indy car driver for career pole positions in the process.

Driving the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Power recorded a two-lap average speed of 218.519 mph (47.9410 cumulative seconds) as the first of 23 Verizon IndyCar Series qualifiers for the Firestone 600 to be run under the lights June 6 (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN). It is Power’s fourth pole this season and 40th of his 11-year career, tying him with retired Team Penske driver Rick Mears for fifth place on the all-time list.

Power set track qualifying lap records earlier this season on street courses at St. Petersburg and Detroit Belle Isle, as well as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. He was six-tenths of a second off his 2013 Texas Motor Speedway two-lap qualifying record on the 1.455-mile, high-banked oval and led a Team Penske sweep of the top-three qualifying positions.

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Firestone 600 Fast Facts

Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015

Track: Texas Motor Speedway, a 1.455-mile oval

Entry List: Firestone 600 (PDF)

Race distance: 248 laps / 360.84 miles

Firestone tire allotment: Eleven sets for use through the weekend

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Event website: www.TexasMotorSpeedway.com

INDYCAR website: www.IndyCar.com

2014 race winner: Ed Carpenter

2014 Verizon P1 Award winner: Will Power, 47.8584 seconds, 218.896 mph (two laps)

Qualifying record (two laps): Will Power, 47.7960 seconds, 219.182 mph, June 7, 2013

Qualifying record (one lap): Gil de Ferran, 23.5031 seconds, 222.864 mph, Oct. 10, 2003

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