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CP MOTORSPORTS - NASCAR ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO X-FINITY, TRUCK SERIES

 
NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O’Donnell announced today several racing-related innovations to the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, beginning with the 2016 season, designed to ignite and energize the growth of each series.
 
In the NASCAR XFINITY Series, where “Names Are Made,” each event in the popular Dash 4 Cash program now will be comprised of Two Heats and a Main. Drivers who win two of the four Dash 4 Cash bonuses available also are all but guaranteed a spot in the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase.

QUIKTRIP/FOLDS OF HONOR 500 OFFERS TRUE TASTE OF GEORGIA

Ed Clark, president and general manager of Atlanta Motor Speedway, is excited about the upcoming season and the speedway’s new “Classic Southern” branding campaign. The track is honoring Georgia by using all Georgia-grown ingredients for concessions like Cherry Coke, Pulled Pork, Coca Cola Chilli and a QuikTrip specialty Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshakes.

Atlanta Motor Speedway is hosting the QuikTrip 500 Sunday, Feb. 28, where there will be a new event called The AMS Fest for all the racegoers. The fan festival will feature fire pits, live music, a new Fan Zone and Kid Zone. Ed Clark is using Marcus Smith as an example, stating that he wants to “sell more fun”, the Speedway isn’t going to sell tickets over $99. They will also give credits for an event that is cancelled due to weather.

REMEMBERING THE LATE NEIL BONNETT

CP MOTORSPORTS: TOM HIGGINS: DELVING INTO NASCAR'S "THEY SAID IT" FILE

 

A pal asked me a while back to recall the best quotes I heard in my more-than-50 years of covering NASCAR.

I hesitated a bit, not because I couldn’t remember any, but because there have been so many. My mind fumbled in trying to rate them.

I couldn’t do it, so I gave him a sampling of the better ones.

COUGHLIN, MANION TO BEGIN PARTNERSHIP AT KBM

Cody Coughlin is on the brink of a breakout season.  In 2016 he joins Kyle Busch Motorsports as a driver in their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series program.  As the pieces to the upcoming season come together, the 20 year-old now knows whom his crew chief will be in the KBM stables.

 

Veteran NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chief Kevin "Bono" Manion has been named crew chief for the KBM team that will be shared by both Coughlin and teammate Daniel Suarez.  Manion will be the leader atop the pit box for Coughlin in each of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts this year.

ELIGIBLE DRIVERS AND FORMAT ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 SPRING UNLIMITED EVENT

NASCAR announced the 25 eligible drivers and the format for the season-opening 75-lap Sprint Unlimited at the new Daytona International Speedway motorsports stadium on Saturday, Feb. 13.

 

The event, which will be broadcast live on FOX, Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, marks the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race following the completion of DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch redevelopment project that has transformed Daytona International Speedway into the first motorsports stadium in the world.

CIRCLETRACKPLUS VIDEO - 43: THE PETTY STORY

 
We've managed to dig up this old 1972 movie featuring the story of the legendary Richard Petty. Sit back and watch this obviously low budgeted flick starring Richard Petty and big time actor from the 1970s Darren McGavin. Of course, it has its flaws but for a trip back to the good old days, it's a winner. 

NASCAR ANNOUNCES 2016 K&N PRO SERIES SCHEDULES

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series has become the preeminent development proving ground for the sport’s future stars.

 

The 27 races on the 2016 schedule – from New England to Southern California, and from Washington to Florida – provides a comprehensive slate of venues and events designed to test drivers and showcase the best and brightest for NASCAR fans.

 

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West schedules, announced today, comprise of 14 points races for each championship. It is highlighted by the annual meeting in the Heartland for the combination race at Iowa Speedway on July 29.

 

NASCAR DRIVE FOR DIVERSITY UNVEILS 2016 ROSTER

 

 

After a competitive Combine event last October, six drivers were selected to the 2016 NASCAR Drive for Diversity® 

(D4D) class and will join the industry’s premier development program for multicultural and female drivers, and pit 

crew members.
 

Talented drivers from across the Americas will compete for Rev Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR 

Whelen All-American Series, and attempt to follow in the footsteps of D4D graduates and current NASCAR national 

series drivers Kyle Larson, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Daniel Suárez.

NASCAR LEADS INDUSTRY WITH ANNUAL SUMMIT TO START 2016

 
With the DAYTONA 500 right around the corner, the men and women who are tasked with the safety, security and organization across NASCAR gathered in Concord, North Carolina, in a collaboration of ideas and advancements.

 

NASCAR’s annual Summit, the largest gathering of track services, medical, safety, and security personnel in the motorsports industry, will conclude today after three days of professional seminars, training and topical discussions. 

 

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