DENNIS LONG WINS SUPER PRO SUNDAY AT U.S. 13
By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (5/29/11) – Dennis Long of Chesapeake City, Md. added his name to the winner’s list Sunday when he captured the Super Pro final in his seven second dragster as part of the Summit E.T. Racing Series. Hometown driver, David Hornsby wheeled his ’70 Nova to the win in Pro and defending point champion, Charles Nock of Greenwood, Del. rode his ’07 Suzuki to the win in Pro Bike. Other winners on the day included: Harvey Powell of Salisbury, Md. in Bike Trophy; Frank Parks of Denton, Md. in Street Eliminator; Alex Bradford of Newark, Md. in Jr
Dragster 1 and Paul Riddle, Jr. of Millsboro, Del. in Jr. Dragster 2.
Long faced Tim Sinclair of Princess Anne, Md. in his Camaro in the Super Pro final. It was a double break out win for Long who ran a 7.566/177.27 on a 7.57 dial. Sinclair was out by a greater amount as he ran an 8.776/152.31 on an 8.81 dial. Semi-finalist was Bobby Insley of Crisfield, Md. who lost to Sinclair.
In the Pro final it was David Hornsby vs. Ryan Groton of Salisbury. It was a very tight run with Hornsby squeaking out the win with a 10.254/127.40 on a 10.23 dial. Groton ran a 10.129/133.49 on a 10.11 dial but had a .047 reaction to Hornsby’s .035. Semi-finalists were Steve Long of Linthicum, Md. who lost to Groton and Rick Willey of Whaleysville, Md. who lost to Hornsby.
“Smiling” Charles Nock rode up against Will Jensen of Dagsboro, Del. in the Pro Bike final. Nock had the better reaction time and rode to the win with a 9.268/129.51 on a 9.05 dial. Jensen was well off his dial with an 11.348 on a 10.97 dial. Semi-finalist was Chase Brickhouse of Salisbury who lost to Nock.
Frank Parks defeated Rick Walker of Laurel, Del. in the Street Eliminator final. Parks had a .003 reaction light and ran an 11.904/99.29 on an 11.83 dial. Walker had a 12.380/108.69 on a 12.27 dial-in. Harvey Powell rode to the Bike Trophy win over Travis Waters of Delmar, Md. Waters had a red light foul and Powell ran a 17.243/65.47 on a 17.25 dial.
Alex Bradford made it back to back wins as he took the Jr. Dragster 1 final over Tyler Powell of Delmar, Md. The pair were close at the start but Powell was too quick and broke out with an 8.884/73.49 on an 8.90 dial. Bradford took the win with a 9.317/69.30 on a 9.29 dial. In Jr. Dragster 2, Paul Riddle, Jr. was paired against Cortney Cathell of Laurel, Del. Cathell broke out with a 7.895 on a 7.90 dial and Riddle ran a 7.990/81.04 on a 7.97 dial for the win.
This Sunday will be headlined by Jerry Ketterman’s Super Bad 8. Extra cash and contingencies will be on the line for the fastest open wheel and full bodied cars plus all regular Summit E.T. Racing Series classes and Bike Trophy. Gates open at 10 a.m. with time runs and qualifying beginning at 11 a.m.
JOHN JELICH SWEEPS BAD 8 OPEN AND SUPER PRO AT
By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (5/22/11) – John Jelich of Gambrills, Md. had a very good day on Sunday at the U.S. 13 Dragway. Jelich started off the day by winning the Bad 8 Open Wheel final then advanced through the Super Pro division to take that final over Jamie Russell of Dover, Del. Vernon Russell of Dover won the Bad 8 Full Body while Eddie Baker of Salisbury, Md. drove to the win in Pro. Other winners on the day included: Turon Davis of Berlin, Md. in Pro Bike; Dennis Davis of Seaford, Del. in Street; Harvey Powell of Salisbury in Bike Trophy; Alex Bradford of Newark, Md. in Jr. Dragster 1 and Herby Sullivan of Ridgely, Md. in Jr. Dragster 2.
In the Bad 8 Open final, it was John Jelich taking on Johnny Ennis of Pocomoke, Md. Jelich had a .001 reaction and ran on his dial with a 7.567/171.72 on a 7.56 dial for the win. Ennis had a .016 light and ran on his dial with a 7.642/174.58 on a 7.64 dial. Low E.T. and Top Speed was set in qualifying by Jimmy Hitchens of Millsboro with a 7.104/192.51.
In the Bad 8 Full Body, Vernon Russell was paired against Jay Bradford of Newark, Md. It was a double break out run with Russell out by less running an 8.605/156.14 on an 8.61 for the win. Bradford ran an 8.799/152.98 on an 8.82 dial. Low E.T. and Top Speed was set in qualifying by Don Teague of Newark, Md. with a 7.967/170.32.
Jelich advanced to the Super Pro final against Vernon Russell’s son Jamie. Jelich was again on his game with a .005 light and a run of 7.534/165.95 on a 7.52 dial for the win. Russell ran a 7.755/169.74 on a 7.71 dial. Semi-finalists were Tim Hyde of Seaford and Steven Truitt of Parsonsburg, Md.
The Pro final found Eddie Baker going up against Glenn Groton of Salisbury. Groton had a -019 red light foul and Baker took the victory with a 10.895119.77 on a 10.87 dial. Semi-finalist was Rick Willey who lost to Baker.
Turon Davis rode up against Sherman Thomas of Parksley, Va. in the Pro Bike final. Davis had the better reaction and rode to the win with a 9.177/145.46 on a 9.11 dial. Thomas had a 9.435/140.00on a 9.40 dial. Semi-finalist was Tyrone Dale of Salisbury who lost to Davis.
Dennis Davis defeated Rick Walker of Laurel, Del. in the Street final. Walker broke out with a 12.288 on a 12.30 dial while Davis was on his dial for the win with an 11.683/114.60 on an 11.68 dial. In Bike Trophy Harvey Powell rode to the win over Damon Nichols of Denton, Md. who had a red light foul. Powell ran a 17.204/65.29 on a 17.15 dial.
Alex Bradford was paired against Ryan Jackson in the Jr. Dragster 1 final. The pair were even at the start with Bradford earning the win with a 9.315/68.39 on a 9.25 dial. Jackson ran a 9.034/69.95 on an 8.94 dial. In Jr. Dragster 2 Herby Sullivan met Becky Bireley of Salisbury. Sullivan had a .007 light and drove to the win with an 8.019/78.28 on a 7.97 dial. Bireley dialed a 7.99 and ran an 8.061/79.72.
This Sunday will be another exciting Summit E.T. Racing Series event. Gates open at 10 a.m. with time runs at 11 a.m.
For Immediate Release
Joy Mining Machinery Partners with Two-Time World of Outlaws Late Model Champ Josh Richards and Kyle Busch Motorsports
Cornelius, N.C. (May 17, 2011) - Rising Star Management Group is pleased to announce a partnership between Joy Mining Machinery, Josh Richards and Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) for select NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races for the 2011 season. Entering the sport with the reigning NCWTS owners' champions, Joy Mining Machinery is excited to have 2009 and 2010 World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoO LMS) champion Richards at the helm of their Joy Mining Machinery Toyota Tundra. Adding another esteemed brand to their already impressive list of sponsors, KBM is looking forward to partnering with Joy Mining Machinery in their highly successful NCWTS program.
"We are honored that Josh Richards and Joy Mining Machinery have chosen to partner with Kyle Busch Motorsports for their first endeavor into NASCAR. Knowing that an up-and-coming driver and a highly successful global company trust in KBM to assist in their transition to NASCAR reinforces the fact that in just a short period of time we have established ourselves as one of the most respected teams in the sport. We look forward to providing Josh Richards and Joy Mining Machinery with all the tools necessary to develop from NASCAR rookies into household names," stated team owner Kyle Busch.
Slated to compete in select NCWTS events throughout the remainder of the 2011 season, 23-year-old Richards will make his debut in NASCAR's Truck Series at Kentucky Speedway in a KBM Toyota Tundra on Thursday, July 7.
A former dirt track racer himself and record holder for most wins as a crew chief in NCWTS history, KBM general manager Rick Ren noted, "Kyle Busch Motorsports is in this business to win races and championships, so we're excited to be adding a young driver in Josh Richards who has already proven he can do that. The biggest thing I took from my conversations with Josh is that he has the heart of a champion. He is determined to do whatever it takes to be successful. That is something that you can't teach somebody, it has to come from within. Now, it is our job to teach Josh how to parlay his success on dirt tracks into a successful career on pavement. We have an experienced staff in place that will provide him with all the resources and knowledge necessary to make that transition go as smooth as possible. I'm very confident that Josh will not only excel in this series but experience continued success as he climbs the ladder in NASCAR."
Representing a brand that fuels an industry essential to his home state of West Virginia, Richards is excited about launching the Joy Mining Machinery brand into NASCAR while driving for one of the most respected names in the garage.
"I couldn't be happier with this opportunity with Joy Mining Machinery and Kyle Busch Motorsports. The partnership with Joy Mining Machinery and KBM has great potential both on and off the track, and getting the chance to enter NASCAR with one of the best teams in the sport is a dream come true. KBM's mission to win matches the approach I have when it comes to racing, and whether it's on dirt or pavement, that mentality is the same," said Richards, "I'm really looking forward to getting in a KBM Toyota Tundra at our first race under the Joy Mining Machinery banner at Kentucky Speedway in July."
Joy Mining Machinery's Vice President Americas, Keith Richardson, echoes the excitement of both Richards and KBM, "Joy Mining Machinery is proud to partner with driver Josh Richards and Kyle Bush Motorsports to participate in the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. There has always been a strong connection between the men and women who work in the mining industry and racing, and none stronger than with NASCAR. We also believe there is a natural fit between a race team's drive to win and our employees' drive to be the very best mining equipment supplier in the world."
Richards will continue to race the full season in the prestigious WoO LMS in an effort to win an unprecedented third consecutive championship, while at the same time contending as part of KBM's drive to win the first ever back-to-back championship in the NCWTS.
About Joy Mining Machinery:
Joy Mining Machinery has over 90 years of experience as a global leader in the development, manufacture, distribution and service of underground mining machinery for the extraction of coal and other bedded materials. Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, Joy Mining Machinery employs over 8,000 employees worldwide. For additional information, visit www.joy.com.
About Kyle Busch Motorsports:
NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch added a second career within NASCAR in December 2009 when he announced his Kyle Busch Motorsports team would compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2010. KBM is a leader on and off the track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, becoming the first team since the series originated in 1995 to capture the owners' championship in their inaugural season. In October of 2010, the team moved into a brand new 77,000-square-foot facility in Mooresville, N.C., which boasts state-of-the-art equipment and its pending LEED certification make it unmatched among its peers. Fans can stay up-to-date with all the latest KBM news online at www.kylebuschmotorsports.com, by liking the team on facebook (www.facebook.com/KyleBuschMS) and following the team on twitter (@KyleBuschMS).
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JAMES FARMER RIDES TO 4TH WIN BEFORE RAIN AT U.S.
By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (5/1/11) – James Farmer of Felton, Del. remained red hot in Pro Bike as he rode to his third consecutive win and his fourth overall in Sunday’s double point show at the U.S. 13 Dragway. Along with Farmer, Taylor Cox of Mardela Springs, Md. in Jr. Dragster 1 and Travis Waters of Delmar, Md. in Bike Trophy beat the rain in winning their finals. Super Pro, Pro, Street and Jr. Dragster 2 were cut short by the weather with the money divisions splitting the purse.
James Farmer on a Kawasaki rode up against Ron Fensick of Bridgeville, Del. on a ’98 Buell in the Pro Bike final. Farmer had a .050 reaction and ran an off the throttle 9.217/117.27 on a 9.04 for the win. Fensick was late at the line with a .094 light and was off his dial with a 10.589/108.78 on a 9.90 dial. Semi-finalists were David Manuel of Pittsville, Md. who lost to Farmer and Jake Perkins of Frankford, Del. who lost to Fensick.
In Bike Trophy Travis Waters on his ZX14 took the win over Cardi Nock of Bridgeville, Del. Nock had a -.083 red light foul and ran a 10.714/130.07 on a 10.70 dial. Waters took the win with a 10.188/140.31 on a 10.20 dial for the win.
In the Jr. Dragster 1 final, Taylor Cox was paired against Ryan Jackson of Newark, Md. Jackson had a -.043 red light foul to void a run of 8.932/70.12 on an 8.92 dial. Cox posted his second win of the season with an 8.877/71.46 on an 8.92 dial.
Four drivers remained in Super Pro when the rain came: Johnny Ennis of Pocomoke, Md.; Chris Garretson of Middletown, Del.; Ben Parks of Salisbury, Md. and Vernon Russell of Dover, Del. split the money. In Pro four cars remained including: Humphrey Maddox, Jr. of Princess Anne, Md.; Ryan Groton of Salisbury; Phillip Truitt of Parsonsburg, Md. and Steve Long of Linthicum, Md. split the money.
Two teams had advanced into the finals in Street Eliminator before the rain. The team of Osowiecki & Williams defeated Josh Davis in the Semi and Jason Skinkle of Westover, Md. defeated India O’Boyle of Ocean City, Md. in the Semi.
The Jr. Dragster 2 final was also set before the weather. Shelby Bireley of Salisbury who defeated Kody Mariner of Salisbury in the Semi and Cortney Cathell of Laurel who had a bye in the Semi had their final run eliminated by the weather.
This Wednesday night will be Tune & Test Night. Gates open at 5 p.m. with Tune & Testing running from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. There will be no racing on Sunday, May 8th in observance of Mother’s Day.
Kyle Busch wins the Bully Hill Vineyards 200 at
April 22, 2011
Courtesy of the Sporting News
LEBANON, Tenn. — Kyle Busch had to work a little harder than he expected, but he still scored a dominant victory in the Bully Hill Vineyards 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck race Friday night at Nashville Superspeedway.
Ron Hornaday Jr. made things interesting, passing Busch shortly after a restart with eight laps remaining. After another caution, though, Busch returned the favor, slipping under Hornaday in Turn 3 with two laps to go to complete a pole/victory sweep for the second year in a row at Nashville.
“I felt like we had a dominant truck,” Busch said. “There with about 10 to go, the race really got started and got really interesting.”
Busch led to the green on a restart with nine laps to go, but Hornaday made a bold, sneaky move to get the top spot.
“Hornaday got a good restart and put enough drag on my spoiler that he kind of slowed me down on the frontstretch and stayed alongside me,” Busch said. “I cleared him through (Turns) 1 and 2 and pulled up in front of him, but he had a little bit of momentum on me and pulled back to my inside down the backstretch and made a bold move driving it so far into the corner.”
Hornaday’s truck slid a little through Turn 3, and he and Busch moved up the track, with Hornaday grabbing the lead.
The yellow waved again, giving Busch a chance to turn the tables.
“There on the last restart, I did the same thing,” Busch said. “Luckily we had that opportunity and got back to him and was able to win the thing. It would’ve really been a shame if we weren’t able to win this thing.”
In the process, Busch led his 20,000th lap across the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and truck series. In two truck races at Nashville, Busch has two wins, two poles and 271 of 300 laps led. The victory was Busch’s second of the season and 26th in the truck series.
“Kyle had the dominant truck all day, and he had clean air,” Hornaday said. “I had to wear my stuff out trying to stay with him. That restart, that’s the only opportunity I had to run with him. I just gave a show for the fans. That’s all I could do.”
With shot tires, Hornaday was also passed for position by rookie Nelson Piquet Jr. and Timothy Peters, who finished second and third, respectively.
“I drove it too hard and wore the tires off,” Hornaday said.
Hornaday was fourth, followed by James Buescher, Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, David Starr, Craig Goess and Parker Kligerman.
Busch goes for the Nashville sweep in Saturday’s Nashville 300 Nationwide Series race.
RACE WEEKEND ACTIVITES FOR RACE FANS
Friday, April 22
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series Autograph Session
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.
Location: Expo area outside Gate 3
Participating drivers include Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Carl Edwards, Todd Bodine, Ricky Carmichael and Justin Allgaier, among others. Fans are encouraged to arrive early, as a limited number of wristbands will be issued in advance of the session, beginning at 11 a.m., on a first‐come, first‐served basis.
Saturday, April 23
Middle Tennessee Electric Egg Hunt
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: The plaza lawn outside Nashville Superspeedway
Children are encouraged to participate in the egg hunt, where the Easter Bunny will be on hand to meet and greet them as they search for hidden eggs on the plaza lawn. NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers are expected to participate. For more information, visit the tent display near the Plaza on Saturday, April 23.
All ACCESS PASS
Add‐on ticket package
ALL ACCESS, the popular ticket add‐on that gives fans unprecedented access at the track, is available on Saturday, April 23. ALL ACCESS ticket holders will be granted, pre‐race access to Victory Lane, pit road and the Fan Walk in the garage from noon to 1 p.m. The ALL ACCESS pass can be added to any Saturday, April 23, NASCAR Nationwide Series ticket for just $30 by calling the Nashville Superspeedway ticket office at 1‐866‐RACE‐TIX or by visiting NashvilleSuperspeedway.com. ALL ACCESS is included in all Nashville season ticket packages.
Chuck Wicks Post‐Race Concert
Chuck Wicks, a Nashville To You recording artist and Smyrna, Del., native will perform for free for all Saturday, April 23, ticket holders following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race. The concert will begin soon after the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
Contact: Megan Englehart
April 18, 2011
SPEED MARKS 200TH NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES RACE FRIDAY LIVE FROM NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY
UNLIKELY ON‐AIR CREW OF "MISFITS" STILL GOING AFTER EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER; CELEBRATES MILESTONE FRIDAY AT 8 P.M. ET
Ray Dunlap: "We had a new play‐by‐play guy, a new producer, a new pit producer ‐ it was a train wreck …I was not sure there was going to be a race number four for any of our team."
Rick Allen: "Somehow we all came together when the lights went on …
Who would have thought that a network featuring a NASCAR newcomer in the play‐by‐play seat and arguably the most fun‐loving crew of cut‐ups in the NASCAR garage would ever pull off 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races?
As unlikely as it may have seemed eight‐and‐a‐half years ago, SPEED has done just that …and does it like a well‐oiled machine.
SPEED celebrates its 200th NASCAR Camping Truck Series race broadcast Friday, April 22 at Nashville Superspeedway (live at 8 p.m. ET; NCWTS Setup with Krista Voda at 7:30 p.m. ET). The network, the exclusive television home of the Truck Series, took the reins for the first time in February 2003 at Daytona International Speedway and has been at the helm ever since.
When SPEED arrived on the scene at Daytona, Rick Allen called the action alongside former sports car driver Dorsey Schroeder and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship crew chief Barry Dodson, with reporter Ray Dunlap and former NASCAR driver Phil Parsons reporting from pit road. That cast has remained largely intact over the years, now consisting of Allen and Parsons alongside NASCAR team owner/driver Michael Waltrip in the booth, with Dunlap and NASCAR driver Hermie Sadler patrolling the pits and Krista Voda hosting NCWTS Setup, the series’ popular pre‐race show.
While a couple of faces have changed over the years, the crew continues to approach the 25 broadcasts each season with a lighthearted and fun‐loving tone. So, what has kept this "crack team" together for 200 races?
"The biggest reason this team has been together for so long and not killed each other is because we respect the hard work each member of this team puts forth," said Allen, formerly the public address announcer for University of Nebraska football and basketball games, as well as a track announcer at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. "Yes, we have fun because we genuinely like each other, but when the cameras are on, we know our places and what each brings to the show."
"The fans always say they love our broadcast crew because we have so much fun," said Dunlap, a Truck Series pit reporter since 2001. "It is an honor to know that this team has done 200 events on SPEED. We get a lot of support from management and a lot of room to be creative."
Despite the shiny, finished product beamed into living rooms on race day, the early going wasn’t always glitz and glamour for the SPEED on‐air team. There were some challenges to overcome along the way, not the least of which was a "quarterback" who had never before looked into a television camera or worked in NASCAR, much less called a race on the sport’s biggest stage.
"My biggest challenge was learning how television behind the scenes worked," recalled Allen, a three‐time All‐American decathlete at the University of Nebraska. "I had never been on television before the first race in Daytona. The rest of the team worked with me to help speed up my racing knowledge while I was trying to become more fluent with my transitions."
Dunlap, the "class clown" of the group, treated Allen as the new kid on the block and cut him no slack, treating him in a manner somewhat reminiscent of a fraternity pledge, minus the keg stands and physical torture.
"Phil and I had already been working together for a few years at ESPN on this series already when it came to SPEED, so we knew each other’s quirks," Dunlap stated. "But Rick was brand new to motorsports TV and he was so green, he made Kermit the Frog look pale. We gave him a rough time right from the very first show. He took the harassment really well and we all began to build a great friendship immediately."
Growing pains are inevitable with a new order in any business, but throw in unpredictable racing at high speeds, on‐air talent from divergent backgrounds and a slew of in your‐face live TV cameras to boot, and those on‐the‐fly adjustments amplify tenfold. To say it wasn’t seamless chemistry from lap one at Daytona would be a serious understatement …perhaps a downright lie.
"It is always hard to do the first show of the season at such a big event like Daytona," Dunlap explained. "For us, as a brand new team, it was incredibly disjointed those first three or four shows. We had a new play‐by‐play guy, a new producer, a new pit producer – it was a train wreck. However, I think we got it together really well by race number four. For a few weeks, I was not sure there was going to be a race number four for any of our team."
"Our backgrounds were very different," Allen recalled. "Mine was from college athletics, Barry was an experienced crew chief, Dorsey came from road racing, Phil was the driver and Ray was the guy that hung around long enough until someone finally gave him a job. Somehow we all came together when the lights went on and did the best we could. Each show got better as we got to know each other better."
The current roster of Voda as host of NCWTS Setup, Allen, Parsons and Waltrip in the booth and Dunlap on pit road (alongside Adam Alexander at the time, who now hosts SPEED Center Sunday nights on SPEED) materialized in 2006. Sadler joined the group in 2011.
"When we got to our current line‐up, that’s when the show really started meshing," Parsons said. "We had continuity and that pays dividends today. Michael, Rick and I know each other like the back of our hands and Rick is one of my best friends. What we do isn’t forced – we truly care deeply about the sport and the Truck Series and really have a great time. Hopefully, some of that comes across to the folks at home and they learn something about the series while being entertained."
SPEED, anchored by its popular and wide‐ranging coverage of NASCAR, is the nation’s first and only cable television network dedicated to automotive and motorcycle racing, performance and lifestyle. Now available in more than 82 million homes in North America, SPEED, a member of the FOX Sports Media Group, is among the industry leaders in interactive TV, video on demand, mobile initiatives and broadband services. For more information, please visit SPEED.com, the online motor sports authority.
About FOX Sports Media Group
FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the umbrella entity representing News Corporation’s wide array of multi‐platform US‐based sports assets under Chairman & CEO David Hill. Built with brands that
are capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FSMG includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint‐venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FSMG now includes FOX Sports, the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; Fox’s 19 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; SPEED and SPEED2; Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus; FUEL TV; and Fox College Sports. In addition, FSMG also includes FOX Sports Interactive Media, which comprises FOXSports.com on MSN, whatifsports.com and scout.com, reaching over 20 million unique visitors monthly. Also included are Fox’s interests in joint‐venture businesses FOX Deportes, Big Ten Network and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network, FOX Sports Skybox restaurants and FOX Sports Grills.
Contact: Jessica O’Brien
Joe Denette Motorsports
Wrestler Jeff Jarrett to join Joe Denette Motorsports as ‘Honorary Crew Member’ for April 22‐23, 2011 race weekend at Nashville Superspeedway
Jeff Jarrett, a third generation wrestler who is currently signed to Total Nonstop Action, and his wife, Karen Jarrett, an American professional wrestling valet and personality, will be "Honorary Crew Members" for Joe Denette Motorsports at Nashville Superspeedway for the April 22‐23, 2011 race weekend.
Jeff, a Hendersonville, Tenn., native and founder of TNA Wrestling, started wrestling at age 18, and is known for his multiple runs in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) during the 1990’s. He has won 70 championships in various promotions throughout his career, and is a 15‐time world heavyweight champion.
Jeff and Karen both currently work for TNA Wrestling.
Contact: Gary Camp
Director of Communications
April 4, 2011
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series drivers to participate in a free autograph session on April 22, 2011 at Nashville Superspeedway
LEBANON, Tenn.– Nashville Superspeedway will play host to a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series driver autograph session as part of their upcoming April 22‐23, 2011 race weekend.
The autograph session is scheduled for Friday, April 22 at 1 p.m. in the Expo area located outside Gate 3 at Nashville Superspeedway.
The session will run from 1 to 2 p.m. A limited number of wristbands will be issued in advance of the session, beginning at 11 a.m., on a first‐come, first‐served basis.
Participating drivers will be announced as they are confirmed on NashvilleSuperspeedway.com.
Drivers confirmed, as of 04.18.11 at 4 p.m. CT, include:
Justin Allgaier (NNS) Ryan Truex (NNS)
Ron Hornaday, Jr. (NCWTS)
Cale Gale (NCWTS)
Nelson Piquet, Jr. (NCWTS)
Carl Edwards (NNS)
Austin Dillon (NCWTS/NNS)
Joey Coulter (NCWTS)
Kyle Busch (NCWTS/NNS)
Kenny Wallace (NNS)
Jason White (NCWTS)
Travis Kvapil (NCWTS)
Miguel Paludo (NCWTS)
Timothy Peters (NCWTS)
Justin Marks (NCWTS)
Cole Whitt (NCWTS)
Justin Johnson (NCWTS)
Ricky Carmichael (NCWTS)
Dusty Davis (NCWTS)
Reed Sorenson (NNS)
Justin Lofton (NCWTS)
Max Papis (NCWTS)
Todd Bodine (NCWTS)
Jeremy Clements (NNS)
Johanna Long (NCWTS)
Matt Crafton (NCWTS)
Johnny Sauter (NCWTS)
Kevin Conway (NNS)
Tickets for NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Nashville on April 23 start at just $30, while tickets for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on April 22 start at $25. Juniors, age 14 and under, can attend any event for $10.
NASCAR returns to Nashville Superspeedway in 2011 for two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series‐NASCAR Nationwide Series doubleheaders on April 22‐23 and July 22‐23. For more information, call 1‐866‐RACE‐TIX or visit NashvilleSuperspeedway.com.
Contact: Gary Camp
Director of Communications
March 31, 2011
Chuck Wicks to perform free post race concert for Nashville Superspeedway race fans on Saturday, April 23, 2011
LEBANON, Tenn.– Nashville To You recording artist Chuck Wicks will play a live post‐race concert immediately following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday, April 23, 2011. The race is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. The concert is free to all April 23 race ticket holders.
Wicks hails from the small town of Smyrna, Del., and getting to where he is today hasn’t come easily. Although he took the country music format by storm in 2008 with his Top 5 debut single, "Stealing Cinderella," and his Top 15 follow‐up hit, "All I Ever Wanted," he continues to work hard to develop his craft.
He spent several years paying his dues by parking cars and writing songs, while apprenticing with some of country music’s top songwriters. His hard work eventually paid off, as he began to tour relentlessly, including the entire 2008 Brad Paisley Tour. In 2009, his appearance on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars earned him even more national recognition.
Wicks just completed a new project to be released this summer, which includes his song "Hold That Thought." The video for "Hold That Thought" spent 8 weeks in the Top 10 on Great American Country’s Top 20 Countdown, including 2 weeks at No. 2. His current single, "Old School," is receiving positive feedback among country music fans.
NASCAR returns to Nashville Superspeedway in 2011 with two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series‐NASCAR Nationwide Series doubleheaders on April 22‐23 and July 22‐23. For more information, call 1‐866‐RACE‐TIX or visit NashvilleSuperspeedway.com.
Contact: Gary Camp
Director of Communications
March 29, 2011
NASCAR drivers Reed Sorenson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Travis Kvapil, joined by Bucky Covington, meet and greet with fans at Nashville Superspeedway
LEBANON, Tenn. – Just more than three weeks before the cars take to the track for the first of two NASCAR doubleheader weekends at Nashville Superspeedway, a handful of drivers and a musician made a visit to the track.
NASCAR drivers Reed Sorenson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Travis Kvapil were joined by musician Bucky Covington, of American Idol fame, to meet and greet fans at Nashville Superspeedway on Tuesday. They joined 600 Nashville Superspeedway season ticket holders, who were rewarded with free Richard Petty Driving Experience laps around the 1.33‐mile concrete track. The event, called the "Season Ticket Holder Test Session," was presented by Pizza Hut.
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After lunch with media and sponsors, Sorenson, Stenhouse and Kvapil got behind the wheel to give media, sponsors and fans fast‐paced rides around the track.
"This track obviously has some significance for me, as the site of my first NASCAR Nationwide Series win," said Reed Sorenson, driver of the No. 32 Dollar General Chevrolet. "It was great to be able to share this experience with race fans at the track."
Buck and Lynn Hickman, from Memphis, Tenn., bought season tickets for the first time this year. "This has been an awesome experience," said Buck Hickman. "No other track has offered us an opportunity like this, that’s for sure."
Gary and Sheila Hunter, from Bruceton, Tenn., drove 2.5 hours to attend the festivities. "It was definitely worth the drive," said Gary Hunter. "We’ve held season tickets since the track opened. We had an incredible time."
The drivers were also in town to visit Nashville media outlets early Tuesday morning to promote the new, reduced ticket prices for Nashville Superspeedway events in 2011. Tickets for NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Nashville on April 23 start at just $30, while tickets for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on April 22 start at $25. Juniors, age 14 and under, can attend any event for $10.
Season tickets are just $129 for adults and for juniors under 14. A season ticket package includes tickets to all four NASCAR events, and an ALL ACCESS pass for NASCAR Nationwide Series events, Fan Walk access for all events and a season parking pass, among other great amenities.
Sorenson, Stenhouse and Kvapil and the rest of the stars from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series will return to the track for the April 22‐23, 2011 NASCAR race weekend. Tickets for both race weekends, including the July 22‐23, 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series‐NASCAR Nationwide Series doubleheader, are available by calling 1‐866‐RACE‐TIX or visiting NashvilleSuperspeedway.com.