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JTG Daugherty Racing announced today the paint scheme that will run on the No. 37 Chevrolet SS as part of NASCAR’s Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway on Labor Day Weekend. The No. 37 Cheerios team will pay tribute to NASCAR driver Patty Moise’s 1988 paint scheme on her No. 37 car, which she raced in the then NASCAR Busch Grand National Series.
“I’m really excited to have our No. 37 Cheerios Chevrolet pay tribute to another former No. 37 car,” Buescher said. “When we looked at some of the possibilities for our paint scheme, this one stood out because of the No. 37 number. The throwback weekend is one of the coolest weekends we have on the schedule, and Darlington Raceway is one of my favorite tracks as it is. I look forward to taking our No. 37 Cheerios Chevrolet and putting on a great show Labor Day Weekend.”
Moise began racing when she was 16, driving road course races in the IMSA series. She made her Busch Series debut in 1986 at Road Atlanta, and fielded her own team in the No. 37 car in the 1987 season. That same year, she made her Cup Series debut at Watkins Glen International.
Throughout her career, Moise had 133 Busch Series starts, with four top-10 finishes. She also made five Cup Series starts from 1987 through 1989. She is currently married to former NASCAR driver Elton Sawyer, who is now the Vice President, Officiating and Technical Inspection of NASCAR.
The Bojangles’ Southern 500 is set to kick off from Darlington Raceway on Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Green flag is at 6:00 p.m., and will be broadcast on NBCSN, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
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|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series|
|8/19/2017 (post-race inspection)||Bristol||No. 19||Safety||Sections 10.9.10.4: Tires and Wheels |
Note: Lug nut(s) not properly installed.
|Crew chief (Scott Graves) has been fined $10,000.|
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series|
|8/16/2017 (post-race inspection)||Bristol||No. 51||Safety||Sections 10.9.10.4: Tires and Wheels |
Note: Lug nut(s) not properly installed.
|Crew chief (Kevin Manion) has been fined $2,500.|
|8/16/2017 (post-race inspection)||Bristol||No. 83||Safety||Sections 10.9.10.4: Tires and Wheels |
Note: Lug nut(s) not properly installed.
|Crew chief (Richard Mason) has been fined $2,500.|
Michael McDowell and Leavine Family Racing (LFR) are thrilled to announce their partnership with K2 Coolers beginning at Richmond International Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400.
K2 will also be a feature sponsor of LFR’s TechCon Summit this October. TechCon is a summit targeted to the construction industry and focused on new technologies within the industry.
The Louisiana-based company is happy to be a part of the NASCAR ecosystem because it speaks directly to the K2 lifestyle. K2 also has a great impact in the construction industry with the K2 Water Jug, an industry LFR has deep connections to.
K2 has also released their Summit product line that is great for long weekends of camping at a racetrack and look forward to testing it out, as they make their NASCAR debut with LFR in September.
“K2 Coolers is happy to be a part of Leavine Family Racing this year,” Director of Sales, Rick Scott said. “We feel like this is the right team and the right platform to showcase our line of products. The Summit Series product line is perfect for the NASCAR fan and the Water Jug is ideal for the construction industry”
”We are excited to have K2 Cooler join us for the remainder of the 2017 race season, “ LFR Vice President, Jeremy Lange said. “It is great when you can create business solutions for brands and having K2 Coolers be a part of the TechCon Summit is a perfect example of that. We will be able to establish direct connections to potential B2B partnerships, which is win-win situation.”
On a day celebrating the sport’s iconic past, NASCAR® fans attending the Bojangles’ Southern 500 can share their race-day experiences from Darlington Raceway with millions of Snapchatters through a premium ‘Our Story’ on Snapchat covering The Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR, NASCAR announced today.
The Our Story, an expertly-curated stream of video and photo Snaps, will provide a unique, behind-the-scenes look at The Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR from the perspective of fans and drivers during race day in Darlington, South Carolina on Sept. 3.
“The Snapchat Our Story at Darlington gives NASCAR an opportunity to showcase the history of our sport in a new and compelling way,” said Scott Warfield, NASCAR managing director, social and digital content. “Throwback Weekend is one of the most vibrant and colorful events on the NASCAR calendar – now Snapchat users across the world will get a taste of what it’s like to experience it on race day.”
Fans, teams and drivers at and near the racetrack will be able to share photo and video Snaps to a special “Our Story” that shows off the best visual experiences that Throwback Weekend has to offer. The Snapchat team will then curate and package Snaps of the various perspectives and experiences into a Story, which will air in Snapchat’s Discover platform for 24 hours.
The announcement is the latest in the continued partnership between NASCAR and Snap Inc. Earlier this season, Snapchat covered the 2017 DAYTONA 500® at Daytona International Speedway and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ races at Talladega Superspeedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway with Our Stories.
The Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway will begin at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 3, and will be broadcast live on NBCSN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (channel 90) and MRN, with additional coverage on NASCAR.com.
Tickets to NASCAR national series events are available at NASCAR.com/tickets.
SunnyD has announced a contract extension with Roush Fenway that will see the iconic brand extend its relationship with the team and driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. through the 2019 season, with additional races added each season. SunnyD has served as a primary partner on Stenhouse’s No. 17 Ford Fusion for multiple races over the past two seasons.
“We’ve had a great time partnering with SunnyD the last two years,” said Stenhouse. “It’s one of the coolest paint schemes on the track and we’ve had a lot of fun promoting their classic brand. I’m excited that we have extended our relationship and I can’t wait to see how much fun we can have with SunnyD in victory lane.”
In addition to on-track success, Roush Fenway and SunnyD have teamed together in several unique social programs and promotions. This season’s ‘Race with Ricky Sweepstakes’, offers fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to race against one of NASCAR’s up and coming stars, and has received just under a half a million entries to date.
The partnership launched with Stenhouse and FOX personalities Kaitlyn Vincie and Andrew Doud, recreating the classic “Purple Stuff” SunnyD commercial. The platform launch was a massive success, garnering industry recognition as a finalist for PR News’ prestigious Platinum Award, celebrating the ingenuity and leadership behind the year’s most outstanding communications initiatives.
Fans were also encouraged to submit their own version of the “purple stuff” vs. SunnyD spot using any social media channel with the hashtag #ShareaSunnyD. In addition, the SunnyD ‘bottle flip’ was one of the top social NASCAR promotions in the sport in 2016.
“We are very excited to announce that we tore up the old contract and signed a new one that extends for another season and adds additional races with Ricky and Roush Fenway,” said Henk Hartong, Chairman of Harvest Hill Beverage Company, owners of the SunnyD brand. “I’m very proud of our relationship with Jack Roush, Steve Newmark and the entire Roush Fenway team. It is something that we wanted to lock in for the foreseeable future. Ricky is one of the rising young stars in NASCAR and we have seen great response to the program from the passionate NASCAR fans. We are pleased to bolster our association with him and Roush Fenway.”
SunnyD will next serve as the primary partner on the No. 17 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October.
The unique paint scheme of the No. 77 5-hour ENERGY Toyota that 2017 NASCAR Rookie of the Year candidate Erik Jones will drive in the Sept. 3 Bojangles’ Southern 500 will honor the great rookie classes of the celebrated throwback era. The paint scheme is a photographic Who’s Who of the NASCAR Cup Series rookie drivers from 1984 to 1989, featuring Cup Series Champions, Daytona 500 winners and a couple of Hall of Famers.
Additionally, the scheme will include a photo of The 5-hour ENERGY Racing Throwback Sweepstakes winner, which gave fans the opportunity to submit their personal photos from the 1985-89 era. The winner, Rick Redpath of Greene, NY, was randomly selected among hundreds of entrants and will share the hood of the No. 77 at Darlington with some of racing’s royalty.
“I have been a race fan most of my life so this is a real treat for me,” said Redpath. “It’s an honor and I’m stoked to be part of 5-hour ENERGY’s throwback paint scheme and the whole throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway. It has me just grinning from ear to ear.”
The hood as well as the left- and right-side bodywork is covered with a photograph collage. The now legendary drivers honored include rookie-of-the-year winners Rusty Wallace (1984), Ken Schrader (1985), Alan Kulwicki (1986), Davey Allision (1987), Ken Bouchard (1988), and Dick Trickle (1989). Many of the images pair the driver’s rookie photos with snapshots from their crowning achievements.
“I’m proud to be driving the No. 77 5-hour ENERGY Toyota with a paint scheme that honors all of the rookie drivers from the mid-to-late 1980s,” said Jones. “There are some great names with great histories and lot of experience in the design that I’m hoping will help me get around Darlington Raceway that much better.”
The names of each rookie class is showcased on the rear quarter panels and many of those drivers are also honored with photographs in the paint scheme. A list of those drivers include Hall of Famer and Cup Champion Dale Jarrett, two-tie Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip, Ernie Irvan, Greg Sacks, Eddie Bierschwale and Hut Stricklin.
“The No. 77 5-hour ENERGY paint scheme created for the Southern 500 was designed to honor the rookie drivers from the throwback era as well as pay tribute to the great rookie season Erik Jones is having with Furniture Row Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series,” said Melissa Skabich, communications director for Living Essentials, LLC, makers of 5-hour ENERGY. “Erik is part of a strong rookie class so we thought it would be great if he and the team could honor those great rookie drivers of the past.”
The Southern 500 is scheduled to air Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. on NBCSN, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Ch. 90.
Michael McDowell and Leavine Family Racing (LFR) earned their 11th Top-20 finish of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season at the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
At the beginning of the weekend, the team worked on a few different setups in McDowell’s No. 95 Wipes.com Chevrolet SS. They went on to barely miss the second round of qualifying and earned a 26th place starting position for Saturday’s night race.
McDowell was able to run in the Top-25 at the start of the race until the first caution on lap 63. Crew Chief, Todd Parrott, called for a rear adjustment and a full pit service. McDowell restarted in the 24th position.
With only a few laps remaining in the first stage, the leaders finally caught McDowell, putting him in the Lucky Dog spot just in time for the stage to end on lap 125.
At the start of the second stage, McDowell restarted 26th and on the lead lap. McDowell reported an extremely tight-handling car as the next caution flag fell on lap 200. Parrott and McDowell discussed pitting for adjustments, but the pair decided to take a risk and wave around under caution.
The risk paid off, as the leaders passed McDowell just before a caution flag fell, and he was once again the Lucky Dog.
McDowell was able to pit under caution to fix some minor front fender damage from earlier contact. Parrott made the call to service the No. 95 Wipes.com Chevy during the caution in order to stay out at the end of the stage. The field went green with six laps remaining, and McDowell was able to finish the stage in 20th.
McDowell took the green flag on lap 257 for the final stage from the 14th position and ran as high as 12th. He continued to battle a tough-handling car, but took the wave around one final time with 100 laps remaining.
The final caution of the race fell on lap 416 where McDowell was running 19th. He told the crew he needed to be tightened up and restarted 20th after his last pit stop.
The race ended on a long green-flag run, and McDowell went on to cross the finish line in 20th, earning LFR’s 11th Top-20 of the season.
“I think we all wanted more out of tonight,” said McDowell. “We couldn’t quite get our car handling the way we wanted to, but we will take another Top-20! We’re extremely thankful to everyone at Wipes.com for coming on board with us this weekend and hope to partner with them again in the future.”
Next up for McDowell and LFR is the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, where they will honor the late Alan Kulwicki with his 1986 rookie MENCS season throwback scheme.
First Data Set to Partner with Chip Ganassi Racing and Driver Kyle Larson at Talladega and Martinsville21 Aug 2017 Written by Steven B. Wilson
Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today that First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, will partner with Kyle Larson and the No. 42 Chevrolet SS team for two upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) races at Talladega Superspeedway and Martinsville Speedway.
This expands on a relationship that began last season when First Data joined Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 Chevrolet SS as a partner for the Fall Martinsville race. Additionally, First Data returns this year on McMurray’s car at Martinsville as an associate sponsor. First Data also recently announced a three-year agreement with Martinsville to be the entitlement sponsor for the track’s fall MENCS race, starting with the First Data 500 on October 29.