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2010 NASCAR testing schedule announced, #8 team returing in 2010?, and Hornaday wins 3rd Quarter Driver of the Year Award… read all about this news and much more in today’s Stock Car Gazette!
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Kyle Busch Won Truck Series Race With Speed Network’s Help
by Steve Langley
(Photo by Steve Langley)
Last weekend’s win by Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Loudon, NH, had some help by the network which brought it to television.
More from Mr. Langley at http://motorsportsnews.net/archives/category/steves-stuff
In .5 miles turn left. In .5 miles turn left… um, recalculating… (picture)
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Today’s Top News
by Phil Allaway
NASCAR announces Revised Testing Policy for 2010
On Wednesday, NASCAR announced that the testing ban instituted for this season will continue in the 2010 season; however, there are a couple of changes that should be noted.
Like this season, race teams participating in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide, Camping World Truck, and the Camping World East and West Series are prohibited from testing at tracks that are visited by NASCAR’s National series (Sprint Cup, Nationwide and the Camping World Truck Series). However, tracks that are only visited by non-National series (Camping World East and West Series, Canadian Tire Series, Whelen Modifieds North and South, etc.) are now eligible for tests.
This change allows tracks like Greenville-Pickens Speedway to host test sessions. Those tracks that host only regional series events along with weekly cards could benefit from the rental fees that are paid for tests.
In addition, it is still legal to test at venues that NASCAR does not host any events at. Examples of this are VIR (Virginia International Raceway) near Danville, Virginia and Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina. Plenty of short track venues all over the country also qualify for this.
Courtesy of Google Alerts
NASCAR announces 2010 testing policy
The policy extends the one-year moratorium on Sprint Cup, Nationwide, Camping World Truck, East and West series teams at tracks that host races in the top …
Courtesy of Insider Racing News
Hornaday Wins 3rd Quarter Driver Of The Year Award
Ron Hornaday Jr. proved that age is no barrier as the 51-year-old was voted for the third quarter DRIVER OF THE YEAR 2009. Hornaday, who drives in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series, was on more ballots than any other driver who was considered for the honor. He easily beat closest rival, IndyCar’s, Ryan Briscoe, in the voting 99 to 82 points. It was the first time that a driver from the Truck Series won the quarterly voting. Hornaday, driver of the #33 KHI (Kevin Harvick Inc.) Chevrolet, had five consecutive victories in the truck series and led points in the quarter ending September 12th. In the voting Hornaday took four first-place votes. Australia’s Briscoe, who drives the Penske Racing Dallara/Honda, also had four first-place votes. The NHRA’s Antron Brown was third in the voting with two first place votes and 63 points. Kyle Busch, who races in all three of the top NASCAR series, had three first-place votes and finished fourth with 54 points. Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, Donny Schatz and Mark Martin also received one first-place ballot.
Daytona Tire Tests Conclude
Five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers wrapped up a two-day Goodyear tire test on Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway. Drivers testing tire compounds for Goodyear during the two-day test at the historic 2.5-mile tri-oval included:
* David Ragan in the No. 6 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing
* Marcos Ambrose in the No. 47 JTG-Daugherty Racing Toyota
* Clint Bowyer in the No. 33 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing
* Joey Logano in the No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing
* Brad Keselowski in the No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge.
In between rain showers, drivers shook down tires for Goodyear in advance of the prestigious 52nd annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 14.
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NEXT RACE: Dover Race Information/Stats page
The Entry List for the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway is posted, 44 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including:
Not in top 35 of 2009 owners points:
#09-Mike Bliss (2009 Race Winner as owner)(38 in owners pts/27 attempts)
#4-Scott Wimmer (54/2)
#36-Michael McDowell (42/27)
#37-Tony Raines (45/19)
#66-Dave Blaney (41/27)
#71-David Gilliland (37/27)
#78-Regan Smith (40/14)
#82-Scott Speed (36/27)
#87-Joe Nemechek (39/27)
In the event qualifying is rained out or cancelled:
the eight who would make it : #’s 09,82,71,87,66,36,37,78
missing the race would be : #’s 4
See the full entry list at my Jayski’s Dover Entry List.(9-21-2009)
Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at Dover:
No changes the spread between 35th and 36th now up to 130 points
34) #7-Gordon/Robby Gordon: 2197, +318
35) #34-Andretti/Earnhardt Ganassi: 2009, 130 points ahead of 36th
these teams/ drivers must qualify by speed but are close to the top-35:
36) #82-Speed/Red Bull: 1879, 130 points out of 35th
37) #71-Gilliland-Labonte/TRG: 1631, -378
The teams are NOT locked in past the next race as the owners points change after each race.
For the owners points standings, see my Owners Points Standings.(9-20-2009)
#8 team returning in 2010? The folks at Dale Earnhardt Inc. are working at bringing the #8 car to both the Nationwide and Cup series next year. The plan would be for Jeffrey Earnhardt, grandson of Dale, to drive the #8 car in the Nationwide series and have that team based out of the DEI shops in Mooresville, N.C. If sponsorship can be found, the #8 car would return to Cup and be based out of the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing shop in Cocord, N.C. “We do have plans to bring the #8 car back for next season,” Jeff Steiner executive VP and general manager at DEI, told me [Dustin Long] Wednesday afternoon. “We are working with a number of sponsors. It’s not a for sure deal. We haven’t announced that we are officially bringing it back. .. I don’t think we would see anything with the #8 car at the Sprint Cup level in 2009. I think based where we’re at with sponsor discussions, I don’t foresee that happening this year, but it is one of our aspirations to get that car back on the track together with the #1 and the #42.”
So, would the #8 come back fulltime or would it be acceptable to bring it back part time in 2010?”I think we would consider something part time,” Steiner told me. “In today’s economy and today’s NASCAR, we need to look at all potential opportunities to get either young developmental drivers or other people out on the track and if we have an opportunity to do that and get the #8 back on the track in 2010, I think we would certainly consider that.
As for Jeffrey Earnhardt: “That would be something we would be looking at running him in an #8 fulltime in the Nationwide level,” Steiner said. “We’re still working on sponsorships. Our intention … having him in a family number. I think we’re hopeful (of a fulltime schedule for Jeffrey). We’re pretty bullish on that potential for 2010.”(Roanoke Times)(9-24-2009)
Mars releases 2010 Paint Schemes for #18; adds Doublemint: Mars, Incorporated announced its 2010 NASCAR paint scheme schedule for the #18 Toyota piloted by Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, which includes the addition of Wrigley’s Doublemint gum as another primary sponsor. Mars is also expanding its relationship with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and COMBOS, shifting gears to sponsor Kyle Busch and the #18 Toyota in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with three paint schemes, replacing the single paint scheme in the 2009 Sprint Cup Series. Mars brands will serve as the primary sponsor of JGR’s #18 Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for 30 points races in 2010, including 23 M&M’S races, three Pedigree races, two Snickers races and the two inaugural races for Wrigley’s Doublemint gum. M&M’S will also be the primary sponsor of the #18 during the Bud Shootout and Sprint All-Star Race.(Mars PR), see images of the cars on the 2010 #18 Team Schemes page. Interstate Batteries will return and sponsor the car for six (6) races: Auto Club Speedway in February, Texas in April, New Hampshire in June, Daytona in July, Michigan in August and Dover in September (same races as 2009).(9-24-2009)
New chassis for Kurt Busch: #2-Kurt Busch doesn’t believe the new chassis he’ll use in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway is a risk. The 2004 Cup champion said the chassis has been ready since the Atlanta race on Labor Day weekend, “but we didn’t want to change our program… because of how the car raced there in March when we won.” The Penske Racing team picked Dover because it has similar characteristics to Atlanta. “The aerodynamic numbers of chassis 700 showed up to be the same for what we ran in June, and June was a great finish for us at the Monster Mile where we finished fifth,” said Busch, recalling the first Dover race. “We ran competitively all day and so the body being a given… we can really understand what this new chassis is going to bring to us. If you rely on your engineering department, everybody behind the scenes at Penske Racing, they’ll tell you that it’s better,” he said. “It’s lighter, it’s faster, so we can’t be wrong in bringing it.”(ESPN Insider)(9-24-2009)
Stewart thanks HMS employees in person: On Monday [9/21], #14-Tony Stewart made a surprise visit to the Hendrick Motorsports chassis and engine shop in Concord, NC. It was his second visit this year to thank all those employees face to face for their part in helping both #39-Ryan Newman and Stewart’s cars make the chase and for all they’ve done for them this year.(9-24-2009)
FedEx Racing Races to Prepare in Philadelphia: FedEx Racing, sponsor of Denny Hamlin’s #11 Toyota, will join the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania this week, welcoming Philadelphia-area students on Thursday for the Race to Prepare, an event that stresses disaster preparedness through the building of a disaster kit and preparedness education. As part of the company’s commitment to supporting disaster preparedness and relief efforts around the world, and in celebration of the long-term relationship with the organization, FedEx will be making a donation to the local American Red Cross chapter.(FedEx Racing)(9-24-2009)
Harvick to meet with firefighter foundation: Prior to Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, #29-Kevin Harvick will make an appearance in Dover International Speedway’s Hospitality Tent Village to meet members of the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation. This marks the second year the track is hosting members of the organization at an NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. The NFFF exists to help the families and colleagues of the nearly 100 firefighters who lose their lives in the line of duty each year across the country. Harvick’s father, Mike, is a retired firefighter.(RCR)(9-24-2009)
NASCAR announced its 2010 testing policy for its three national and two regional touring series. The policy will again prohibit testing at tracks which host NASCAR national series events, by teams in the following series: NASCAR Sprint Cup; NASCAR Nationwide; NASCAR Camping World Truck; NASCAR Camping World East; and NASCAR Camping World West. In 2010, however, testing will be allowed at NASCAR-sanctioned tracks that host a regional touring event but do not host a national series event. Based on this season’s regional tour schedules, the following tracks would be eligible to host tests next year: Greenville-Pickens Speedway; Tri-County Motor Speedway; South Boston Speedway; Thompson International Speedway; Music City Motorplex; Adirondack International Speedway; Lime Rock Park; Thunder Hill Raceway; All American Speedway; Madera Speedway; Douglas County Speedway; Toyota Speedway at Irwindale; Portland International Raceway; Miller Motorsports Park; Colorado National Speedway.(NASCAR PR)(9-23-2009)
Courtesy of Racin’ Today
Tryson Defection Puts Busch, Penske In Awkward Spot – http://www.racintoday.com/archives/10194
Harris: Martin Still Has The Drive And Now He Has The Ride – http://www.racintoday.com/archives/10177
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Race 2 Win Radio Welcomes McDowell, Buescher, Sharp and Morgan
TAYLORS, SC (September 24, 2009) – The September 24th edition of Race 2 Win Radio will feature a foursome of special guests from the racing community. Michael McDowell, driver of the No. 36 Wave Energy Drink Toyota, James Buescher, driver of the No. 10 MaxxForce International Ford, Eddie Sharp, owner of Eddie Sharp Racing, and J.P Morgan, winner of the second race in the USAR Pro Cup Championship Series. This episode will air live from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/race2win.
Michael McDowell started out the 2009 season in the Nationwide Series driving the No. 47 car for JTG Daugherty Racing but has recently found himself driving in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Tommy Baldwin. In addition to piloting the Wave Energy Drink car at Dover this weekend, McDowell will also be behind the wheel of the No. 96 Fischer Honda Dodge for Ron Keselowski in the Nationwide event.
James Buescher was able to kick off his 2009 campaign by outrunning Joey Logano to win the ARCA season-opener at Daytona International Speedway. Buescher is now in the midst of a battle for Rookie of the Year honors in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The 19-year-old will be making the 21st start of his career this weekend in Las Vegas.
One of the most respected names in the racing world, Eddie Sharp has his eyes set on his first ARCA Re/Max championship as an owner. Sharp and driver Justin Lofton presently hold a 25-point lead in the ARCA standings with two races remaining on the schedule. Sharp, who has helped mold the careers of Michael McDowell, Scott Speed and more, will be joining the Race 2 Win Radio team as a backup to Mike Calinoff on the Keys to Winning segment.
After calling in to the Race 2 Win Radio program last week while driving the team hauler to Iowa, J.P. Morgan was able to capture his first career victory in the USAR Pro Cup Series by winning the Pork 200 at Iowa Speedway, race number two in the four-race Championship Series. Morgan now sits third in the point standings, a mere 10 points behind the leader.
Award-winning journalist Kenny Bruce, assistant managing editor of NASCAR Scene, will take his turn on the “Writer’s Block,” a weekly segment he shares with Rick Minter, senior writer for RacinToday.com, in which two of the top writers in the sport discuss the biggest stories in and around NASCAR.
Race 2 Win Radio features NASCAR veteran Jeff Holtzclaw as host, with Heather Meyer of the Stock Car Gazette, professional racecar driver Blake Feese and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor Caitlin Shaw serving as co-hosts. The show airs live every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET at www.blogtalkradio.com/race2win. Immediately following the live show, all episodes are available on-demand or on-the-go.
Listeners are always welcome to join in on the show. To comment on any topic or submit a question for any guest or host, send an email to email@example.com anytime or call (646) 200-4485 during the live broadcast.
Race fans also have the opportunity to chat with co-host Heather Meyer in the show’s chat room during the broadcast and submit questions or suggest topics with this feature. Users must sign up for an account at www.blogtalkradio.com before they can chat.
Race 2 Win Radio – NASCAR Radio at the Speed of Sound
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NEXT RACE: Dover 200, 3:30 pm/et, Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Dover International Speedway
Dover Entry List: UPDATES: There are 44 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday’s Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway. Some notes:
J.C. Stout returns to the #0;
Martin Truex, Jr returns to the #1;
Andy Ponstein returns to the series on the #02;
Mike Bliss is in the #11 for CJM Racing;
Kevin Hamlin in the Rick Ware Racing #31;
Driver of the #52 is TBA;
Bobby Hamilton Jr. is back in the #81 for Randy MacDonald;
Michael McDowell returns to the #96;
Dennis Setzer is in the #92, a third K Automotive car;(9-21-2009)
UPDATE: Brad Teague is now listed as the driver of the #52.(9-22-2009)
UPDATE 2: Danny O’Quinn will be in the #26 at Dover in place of Brian Keselowski.(9-23-2009)
See the complete list on the Dover Race Page.(9-21-2009)
DEI to run Jeffrey Earnhardt in 2010: The folks at Dale Earnhardt Inc. are working at bringing the #8 car to both the Nationwide and Cup series next year. The plan would be for Jeffrey Earnhardt, grandson of Dale, to drive the #8 car in the Nationwide series and have that team based out of the DEI shops in Mooresville, N.C. If sponsorship can be found, the #8 car would return to Cup and be based out of the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing shop in Cocord, N.C. “We do have plans to bring the #8 car back for next season,” Jeff Steiner executive VP and general manager at DEI, told me [Dustin Long] Wednesday afternoon. “We are working with a number of sponsors. It’s not a for sure deal. We haven’t announced that we are officially bringing it back. As for Jeffrey Earnhardt: “That would be something we would be looking at running him in an #8 fulltime in the Nationwide level,” Steiner said. “We’re still working on sponsorships. Our intention … having him in a family number. I think we’re hopeful (of a fulltime schedule for Jeffrey). It’s not in the can for us yet from a sponsor’s standpoint but we have a lot of positive activity with six or seven different sponsors that are all very, very interested in working with the program. We’re pretty bullish on that potential for 2010.”(Roanoke Times)(9-23-2009)
Shepherd pulls together Dover crew: Thanks to his versatile office staff, his two “Cindys” and help from sister-team Herd Racing, Morgan Shepherd will field his #89 Faith Motorsports Chevy with nearly a full crew this weekend. Shannon Feldman, a former ARCA Re/Max Series team owner, and Shepherd’s current secretary in the office, will serve as the team’s temporary crew chief. Her previous track duties this year have included everything from spotter to tire catcher so another title isn’t anything new for the racing veteran. Shepherd’s daughter and ministry director, Cindy Caldwell, as well as his wife, Cindy Shepherd, will also help keep the wheels turning during the team’s trip to the Monster Mile. Herd Racing, Faith’s sister race organization, will also send drivers Brett Rowe and Chad Beahr to help prepare the car, as well as spotter Joe Gilley. In addition to Craig Partee, a longtime Shepherd supporter, and a few other volunteer crew members, Shepherd said he should be in pretty good hands.(Faith Motorsports PR)(9-23-2009)
Combos sponsoring Kyle Busch in 3 2010 races: COMBOS has seized an opportunity to gain additional exposure to compliment its at-track and retail activation by expanding its JGR relationship with Kyle Busch in the Nationwide Series. Kyle Busch’s #18 Toyota in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series is slated to feature a COMBOS paint scheme at Phoenix (April 9, 2010), Dover (May 15, 2010) and Watkins Glen (August 8, 2010).(Mars PR), see an image of the car on the #18 2010 paint schemes page.(9-24-2009)
WSFS Bank sponsoring Mike Wallace: Mike Wallace announced that the WSFS Bank is the primary sponsor for the #01 J-D Motorsports Chevy in the Dover 200. (J-D Motorsports PR)(9-23-2009)
Our House Party on the #20 at Kansas: The Home Depot and Majesco Entertainment Company announced a marketing partnership to support the upcoming release of Our House: Party! for Wii. The joint venture features a retail partnership with GameStop Corp. to promote the launch of the game. As part of the game’s launch, The Home Depot and GameStop Corp. will utilize their mutual relationships with Joe Gibbs Racing to market the program during the upcoming Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway on October 3. The Our House: Party! video game features The Home Depot-branded content integrated into the game’s party-style home improvement gameplay, including a cash register race set in a virtual The Home Depot store, branded weekly ads, delivery trucks and more. The Home Depot’s retail partnership with GameStop will feature a number of activation programs including the distribution of The Home Depot Mystery Gift Cards. GameStop customers will receive a Home Depot Mystery Gift Card valued from $1 to $1,000 in every Our House: Party! video game as a gift with purchase. The Home Depot and GameStop will promote the game’s release through a joint paint scheme on Joey Logano’s car during the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway on October 3. Logano will race the #20 GameStop Toyota featuring Our House: Party! in the Kansas Lottery 300.(Elevation Group PR), see an image of the car on the #20 paint schemes page.(9-23-2009)
Courtesy of The Hot Lap
Read quotes from drivers testing tire compounds for Goodyear during the two-day Daytona test at the historic 2.5-mile tri-oval included:David Ragan in the No. 6 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing, Marcos Ambrose in the No. 47 JTG-Daugherty Racing Toyota, Clint Bowyer in the No. 33 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, Joey Logano in the No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, and Brad Keselowski in the No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge. Read more (DIS) (09-24-09)
Crew chief Tony Eury Sr. plans to be with his No. 88 team this weekend despite injuries sustained in a two-car accident on Sept. 13 near China Grove, N.C. Eury, 55, suffered a broken sternum, sore ribs and several cuts and abrasions in the accident. He was held overnight at Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast and released the following day.(JRM) (09-23-09)
Eric McClure will make a personal appearance, Thursday, September 24 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm: Lowes Home Improvement Store #1571 located at 500 W Main Street in Middletown, DE. (TeamMcClure)
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NEXT RACE INFO
Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Las Vegas 350, Saturday, September 26, 2009, 9:30pm Eastern
SPEED/TV: Prerace – 9:00pm; Race – 9:30pm
Preliminary Entry List: There are now 35 trucks listed on the preliminary entry list for the Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Complete entry list is posted on the Las Vegas Race Page.(9-23-2009)
#9-Max Papis, returns to LVMS in the #9-GEICO Toyota for Germain Racing
#15-Brian Ickler, driver for the Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota
#39-Ryan Sieg, returns at LVMS in the S & W Services Chevy
#51-Aric Almirola, driver for the Miccosukee Resort Toyota, swaps ride with #15(9-21-2009)
#42 Mike Harmon, TBA Chevy added to entry list(9-22-2009)
#01-Dillon Olliver, Koma Unwind-Potencia Energy Drink/CorrieSottRacing.com Dodge added
#02-Danny Efland, Potencia Energy Drink/CorrieStottRacing.com Chevy added
#65-Chris Fontaine added as driver for the Steger Lumber Company Chevy
#89- Driver TBA, Lafferty Motorsports/Blue Ox Chevy added(9-23-2009)
Hornaday wins 3rd Quarter Driver of the Year Award: Ron Hornaday Jr. proved that age is no barrier as the 51-year-old was voted for the third quarter Driver of the Year 2009. Hornaday, who drives in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series, was on more ballots than any other driver who was considered for the honor. He easily beat closest rival, IndyCar’s, Ryan Briscoe, in the voting 99 to 82 points. It was the first time that a driver from the Truck Series won the quarterly voting. Hornaday, driver of the #33 KHI (Kevin Harvick Inc.) Chevrolet, had five consecutive victories in the truck series and led points in the quarter ending September 12th. Barry Schmoyer, President of the Driver of the Year Foundation, said “what more can you add? I cannot recall someone of Ron’s age, running exclusively in the Truck Series, being a winner of this award. It confirms my pride in the panel to recognize the best drivers.” In the voting Hornaday took four first-place votes. Australia’s Briscoe, who drives the Penske Racing Dallara/Honda, also had four first-place votes. The NHRA’s Antron Brown was third in the voting with two first place votes and 63 points. Kyle Busch, who races in all three of the top NASCAR series, had three first-place votes and finished fourth with 54 points. Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, Donny Schatz and Mark Martin also received one first-place ballot. In its’ 42nd year, the DRIVER OF THE YEAR title is unique and the oldest award of its type. A panel of 20 leading journalists from across the U.S. determines the winner. In quarterly voting, points are awarded on a declining 9, 6, 4,3,2,1 basis. Hornaday will receive a trophy and a Tissot wristwatch to be presented at a later date.(NASCAR PR)(9-4-2009)
New Hampshire images added: Added the following images from New Hampshire; #2-Dupli Color Chevy driven by Kevin Harvick, #4-Equpment Express Chevy driven by J.R. Fitzpatrick, #30-Lumber Liquidators Toyota driven by Todd Bodine, #33-Copart Chevy driven by Ron Hornaday Jr., #88-Menards/Sylvania Chevy driven by Matt Crafton. Also added a couple of older shots; #23-GunBroker.com Dodge driven by Jason White, #71-Draco Chevy driven by Rob Fuller. Check them out on the 2009 Paint Scheme Page.(9-23-2009) http://www.jayski.com/schemes/2009trucks.htm
NASCAR announces 2010 testing policy: NASCAR announced today its 2010 testing policy for its three national and two regional touring series. The policy will again prohibit testing at tracks which host NASCAR national series events, by teams in the following series: NASCAR Sprint Cup; NASCAR Nationwide; NASCAR Camping World Truck; NASCAR Camping World East; and NASCAR Camping World West. In 2010, however, testing will be allowed at NASCAR-sanctioned tracks that host a regional touring event but do not host a national series event. Based on this season’s regional tour schedules, the following tracks would be eligible to host tests next year: Greenville-Pickens Speedway; Tri-County Motor Speedway; South Boston Speedway; Thompson International Speedway; Music City Motorplex; Adirondack International Speedway; Lime Rock Park; Thunder Hill Raceway; All American Speedway; Madera Speedway; Douglas County Speedway; Toyota Speedway at Irwindale; Portland International Raceway; Miller Motorsports Park; Colorado National Speedway.(NASCAR PR)(9-23-2009)
A R C A (Automobile Racing Club of America)
Courtesy of ARCA
2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series
Rockingham Speedway, Rockingham NC, 9-23-09
Results, Open Testing
NO DRIVER/HOMETOWN CAR TIME SPEED
1 25 Steve Arpin/Fort Frances ON Chevrolet 24.877 144.712
2 54 Clay Rogers/Troutman NC Chevrolet 25.014 143.919
3 77 Parker Kligerman/Westport CT Dodge 25.141 142.192
4 15 Justin Marks/Rocklin CA Chevrolet 25.312 142.225
5 51x Casey Roderick Dodge 25.486 141.254
6 6 Justin Lofton/Westmorland CA Toyota 25.526 141.033
7 81 Craig Goess/Woodbury NJ Toyota 25.711 140.018
8 19 Johanna Long/Pensacola FL Toyota 25.734 139.893
9 22 Drew Herring/Benson NC Chevrolet 25.810 139.481
10 43 Kyle Martel/Lebanon PA Chevrolet 25.847 139.281
11 20b Ricky Stenhouse Jr./Olive Branch MS Ford 25.859 139.217
12 17 Chris Buescher/Prosper TX Ford 25.863 139.195
13 36 Robb Brent/Shelby Township MI Dodge 25.891 139.044
14 77a Dakoda Armstrong/New Castle IN Dodge 25.927 138.851
15 38 Jonathon Gomez/Twin Falls ID Dodge 26.153 137.652
16 58 Chad Hackenbracht/Denver NC Chevrolet 26.161 137.609
17 11a Bryan Silas/Stuart FL Ford 26.167 137.578
18 51 Brian Ickler/San Diego CA Toyota 26.223 137.284
19 11b Bryan Silas/Stuart FL Ford 26.256 137.112
20 4 Dakoda Armstrong/New Castle IN Dodge 26.435 136.183
21 20a Tom Hessert/Cherry Hill NJ Ford 26.520 135.747
22 2 Tim George Jr./New York NY Toyota 26.679 134.938
23 70b Mike Holt Ford 26.860 134.028
24 70a Tony Palumbo/Frankfort IL Ford 27.301 131.863
U S A R (United Speed Alliance Racing)
Courtesy of USAR
BRETT BUTLER POST SECOND TOP TEN FINISH AT IOWA SPEEDWAY
Lofton Has Solid Top-Five Finish in Iowa; Remains in Championship Hunt
Top Five Finish for John Gibson at Iowa Speedway
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The Race: Z-Line Designs 250 presented by The Dodge Dealers of Ontario and Coca-Cola
The Place: Kawartha Speedway, Fraserville, Ont.
The Date: Saturday, Sept. 26
The Time: 7 p.m. ET
TV Schedule: TSN, Oct. 17, 2 p.m. ET
Track Layout: .375-mile oval
Race Purse: $82,323 CAD
2008 Winner: Jason Hathaway
2008 Pole: Don Thomson Jr.
Schedule: Practice 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Qualifying 5 p.m.
Rk Driver Points
1 Andrew Ranger 2,047
2 Ron Beauchamp Jr. 1,858
3 DJ Kennington 1,838
4 Scott Steckly 1,793
5 Kerry Micks 1,767
6 Don Thomson Jr. 1,671
7 Jason Hathaway 1,669
8 Anthony Simone 1,654
9 Mark Dilley 1,640
10 Dave Whitlock 1,604
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TV Ratings Plunge Signals Need for Serious and Immediate Attention
by Doug Demmons
The Nascar Insiders
Montoya and Ganassi…Straight Shooters
Say what you want about Chip Ganassi and Juan Pablo Montoya, they’re cut from the same cloth.
I Was Just Wonderin’…: Are We Ready for Another Earnhardt?
SPEED Hopes To Build On Truck Series Momentum
Let’s face it. The Camping World Truck Series jump in TV ratings last week was not just due to a single race in Loudon. The trucks were the second part of a slam-dunk doubleheader on SPEED that was started by the Whelen Modifieds.
T V * L I S T I N G S
Courtesy of Race Fan TV
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
3:00P-4:00 SPEED NASCAR Camping World Touring Series East Heluva Good! Fall 125, New
Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH, Sept 18/09, HD, N 5:00P-5:30 espn2 NASCAR Now, HD, L
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
9:30A-11:00 SPEED FIA Formula One PRACTICE, Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore, L
11:00A-12:30P SPEED NASCAR Sprint Cup PRACTICE, AAA 400, Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE, HD, L
1:30P-3:00 espn2 NASCAR Nationwide Series FINAL PRACTICE, Dover 200, Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE, HD, L
3:00P-4:30 espn2/TSN NASCAR Sprint Cup QUALIFYING, AAA 400, Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE, HD, L
4:30P-5:00 espn2 NASCAR Now, HD, L
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
9:55A-11:00 TSN FIA Formula One QUALIFYING, Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore, 16:9, L
10:00A-11:00 SPEED FIA Formula One QUALIFYING, Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore. L (may be blacked out in Canada)
10:30A-12:00n espn2/TSN2 NASCAR Nationwide Series QUALIFYING, Dover 200, Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE, HD, L
11:00A-9:30P SPEED American Le Mans Series Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA, HD, L
2:00P-3:00 TSN NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Komatsu 300, Riverside Speedway, Antigonish, NS, Sept 19/09, HD, N
3:00P-3:30 espn2/TSN NASCAR Nationwide Series COUNTDOWN, Dover 200, Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE, HD, L
3:30P-6:00 espn2/TSN NASCAR Nationwide Series Dover 200, Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE, HD, L (expect green at 3:45P)
7:00P-8:00 ESPN NASCAR Sprint Cup FINAL PRACTICE, AAA 400, Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE, HD, SDD
9:30P-10:00 SPEED NASCAR Camping World Truck Series SETUP, Qwik Liner Las Vegas 350, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, HD, L
10:00P-12:30m SPEED NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qwik Liner Las Vegas 350, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, HD, L (expect green at 10:15P)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
12:15A-2:15 espn2 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing QUALIFYING, O’Reilly Super Start Batteries Fall Nationals, Dallas, TX , HD, SDD, N
6:00A-7:30 SPEED GP2 Championship Series at the Singapore Grand Prix. Singapore,, Sept 26-27/09, N
7:30A-10:30 RDS Les Grands Prix De Formule 1: Singapour, 16:9, L
7:30A-10:00 SPEED FIA Formula One Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore. L (may be blacked out in Canada)
7:55A-10:00 TSN FIA Formula One Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore, 16:9, L
10:00A-11:00 espn2 NASCAR Now, pre-race, HD, L
11:00A-1:00P SPEED NASCAR RaceDay, preview of today’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, HD, L
1:00P-2:00 ABC/TSN NASCAR Sprint Cup COUNTDOWN, AAA 400, Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE, HD, L
2:00P-6:00 ABC/TSN NASCAR Sprint Cup AAA 400, Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE, HD, L (expect green at 2:15P)
5:00P-6:00 SPEED FIM World Superbike, Imola, Italy, Race #1, HD, SDD, N
6:00P-7:00 SPEED FIM World Superbike, Imola, Italy, Race #2, HD, SDD, N
7:00P-10:00 espn2 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing ELIMINATIONS, O’Reilly Super Start Batteries Fall Nationals, Dallas, TX, HD, SDD, N
7:00P-8:00 SPEED The SPEED Report, HD, N
8:00P-9:00 SPEED NASCAR Victory Lane at AAA 400, Dover International Speedway, HD, N
9:00P-10:00 SPEED Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain, HD, L
10:00P-11:00 espn2 NASCAR Now, post-race, HD, L
We do not list all the programming offered by SPEED; for complete listings go to their website, http://www.speedtv.com/schedule/
Always CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS!
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