Steven B. Wilson

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On Sunday, July 21, Oscar Mayer and NASCAR™ driver Ryan Newman will race to the checkered flag at the Foxwood Resort Casino 301 in New Hampshire.

For the fifth time this season, Newman and Oscar Mayer are fastening their “meatbelts” as part of a season-long sponsorship. New Hampshire Motor Speedway has historically been one of Newman’s best tracks through the years. He has three wins at the track—2002, 2005, and 2011—which are tied for the most of any wins on the circuit (Dover – 3). The 2003 Driver of the Year has finished top-10 in Loudon in more than half of his starts with 19 top-10 results overall.

“We’re excited to get to Loudon this weekend with Oscar Mayer,” Newman said. “New Hampshire is one of my all-time favorite tracks and one at which we’ve been fortunate enough to bring home solid finishes. We’re looking forward to the weekend in our No. 6 Ford.”

Throughout the season, the No. 6 Oscar Mayer Ford Mustang has featured paint schemes that celebrate the nationally recognized brand’s quality offerings from hot dogs and cold cuts to bacon.

“There’s nothing better than seeing the iconic red and yellow Oscar Mayer colors zooming around the track at top speeds,” said Matt Riezman, Associate Director of Marketing for Oscar Mayer. “The No. 6 Oscar Mayer Ford Mustang represents our mission to deliver a high quality, great-tasting product, and we’re excited to celebrate our love of meats with NASCAR fans once again this season.”

Oscar Mayer will team up with Newman for one more race this season with a special throwback scheme at Darlington Raceway on September 1.

For more information about Oscar Mayer, visit OscarMayer.com or Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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The 2019 Christian County Agricultural Fair opens up Tuesday July 23 and runs through July 27, but it's Wednesday, July 24 that racing fans have marked on their schedules as three divisions of racing return.  The Taylorville, IL fair put racing back on the schedule in 2014, much to the delight of racers and fans in the area.  The event is promoted by Track Enterprises of Macon, IL and presented by Larry's Service Center and NAPA of Taylorville.

Races at the fair returned in 2014 and were held again the last five years with solid car counts and great racing.   The 2014 event, which was the first in decades, was very successful, boasting a strong turnout in cars and fans.  The inaugural edition of the event saw Kaleb Wood take the win in a field of 20 Street Stocks.  Jeremy Nichols claimed the Sportsman feature, while Jeremy Reed won the Hornet A-Main. 

The 2015 NAPA Tripleheader presented by Larry's Service Center saw Nichols again winning the Sportsman event, while Terry Reed won the Street Stock race, and Jeremy Reed ended the night in Hornet victory lane for a second time in two years.

In 2016, heavy rainfall hit the fairgrounds during the afternoon hours.  Despite the rain and subsequent flooding at the facility, officials worked hard to get back on track.  The event drew 20 Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks with Lovington, IL driver, Jeremy Nichols, claiming the win.  Nichols also bested a field of 13 Sportsman to claim that victory.  In Hornet competition, Decatur, IL driver Jeremy Reed took the win.

Weather was again an issue in 2017, as the event was barely completed with storms threatening throughout the night.  Despite this, the racing again had solid fields of cars with Timmy Dick besting a 13 car field of Sportsman.  Jeremy Nichols took the top prize in the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks.  In Hornet competition, Marty Sullivan claimed the victory as rainfall started.

Last season saw another solid field of cars hit the track with Jeremy Nichols claiming the Big Ten Street Stock top prize over Timmy, Chris, and Darrell Dick.  Ashkum, IL driver, Brandon Pralle bested a good field of Sportsman, while Eric Vanapeldoorn won the Hornet feature.

This year's Larry's Service Center presented NAPA Triple Header will again feature Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Hornets.  While all races will be UMP sanctioned, the Street Stock event is also part of the Big Ten Series. 

Pits open at 4:00 on Wednesday, July 24, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw ends when the drivers meeting begins at 6:00, hotlaps at 6:20, with racing action taking the green at 7:00.

Macon Speedway rules will apply for all classes of racing.  For more information, visit www.trackenterprises.com or www.christiancountyfair.com.  For further details call 217-764-3200.

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All things are possible through horsepower, which will give six area clergy the strength to thrash one another in school buses on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s frontstretch quarter-mile on Tuesday. As part of an action-packed night of Bojangles’ Summer Shootout excitement presented by iFLY, local clergy will leave the pulpit for the pits when they converge on America’s Home for Racing for a Faster Pastor school bus slobberknocker like no other.

With racing’s rising stars setting the tone for an eventful night of family-friendly excitement, six of the world’s most aggressive – if not fastest – pastors will duel to decide whose next sermon will be on how to trade paint. The starting field will be set by the church to donate the most non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, baby food, diapers, wipes, formula, household cleaning supplies, paper products and laundry supplies to the speedway’s purple “Blessing Bus” in front of the Smith Tower entrance.

As an added bonus, all race fans named “Matthew,” “Mark,” “Luke” or “John” get in FREE with a valid I.D.

This year’s Faster Pastor field includes:

  • Josh Fraley – Euto Baptist Church
  • Dustin Hamrick – Calvary Baptist Church
  • Kris Mares - Mount Tabor United Methodist Church
  • Ian Montalto – Venture Church
  • George Whitmire – Harris First Baptist Church
  • Daniel WIlson – Assurance United Methodist

Mares won the Faster Pastor showdown in 2017. The wife of Bill Mares – the interior mechanic for Matt DiBenedetto’s No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Toyota Camry in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series – is ready to make it two out of three.

“I'm ready to bring home the victory belt and trophy,” Mares said. “Racing is a family sport for us and I love that my church and NASCAR friends can all come together in one place to enjoy some fun. I won in 2017 and I'm ready to rub tires and get back in Victory Lane.”

Mares’ road to the Promised Land won’t be easy.

Hamrick, a newcomer to the high-stakes, low-speed world of Faster Pastor racing, has his plan in place and is ready for his prayers to be answered.

“This will be my first Faster Pastor race and I am super excited about it,” Hamrick said. “My approach to victory is to return with the first-place trophy or return broke.”

Gates open at 5 p.m. with opening ceremonies set for 6:15 p.m.

TICKETS:
Tickets, which cost only $8 for adults and are FREE for kids 13 and under, can be purchased at the gate or in advance by calling 800-455-FANS or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets.

KEEP TRACK:
Follow all the thrilling Bojangles’ Summer Shootout action using the hashtag #LetsBoRacing, #WeCreateLegends and #MyTrackMyRoots. Connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or get all the latest news and information with the Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.

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It’s a busy weekend for the NASCAR drivers. On top of their on-track appearances, the drivers will be out and about interacting with fans throughout the weekend.

There are numerous opportunities for fans to catch their favorite drivers, including both on-site and off-site events.

 

On-Site at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

 

Friday, July 19

Justin Bonsignore

This 2018 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion will be at Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter’s Champions Breakfast in Hospitality Village from 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Purchase your tickets

 

Tyler Reddick

This 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion will be at Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter’s Champions Breakfast in Hospitality Village from 8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Purchase your tickets

 

Joey Logano

This 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion will be at Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter’s Champions Breakfast in Hospitality Village from 9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Purchase your tickets

 

Chase Briscoe & Cole Custer

These NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers will be at the Stewart-Haas Souvenir Rig in the midway behind the Main Grandstands for an autograph session from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. One hundred wristbands will be handed out throughout the day, so arrive early.

 

Joey Logano

This 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion will be at the Honoring Joey Logano Dinner at the North East Motor Sports Museum in Loudon, N.H. at 6:00 p.m. Purchase your tickets

 

Ryan Blaney

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be the Grand Marshal at the Friday Night Dirt Duels presented by New England Racing Fuel at The Flat Track from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Purchase  your tickets

 

Corey LaJoie & Daniel Hemric

These Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will be racing in the U.S. Legend Cares International feature at the Friday Night Dirt Duels presented by New England Racing Fuel at The Flat Track from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Purchase  your tickets

 

Saturday, July 20

Matt Lombardi

This Engine Tuner for Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric will be doing a Q&A session at the NHMS Display in the Fan Zone from 9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

 

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Drivers

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour drivers will have an autograph session at the NASCAR Hometracks Hub in the Fan Zone from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

 

Melissa Fifield

This NASCAR Whelen Modified driver will be at the Girl Scouts event at the Granite State Legend Cars dealership from 11:20 – 11:35 a.m. (ticket required).

 

Ryan Newman

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be doing a Q&A session in the Track Bar from 11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Purchase your ticket

 

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Drivers

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East drivers will have an autograph session at the NASCAR Hometracks Hub in the Fan Zone from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Christopher Bell

This NASCAR Xfinity Series driver will be doing a Q&A session at the Toyota Display in the Fan Zone at 12:25 p.m.

 

Tyler Reddick & Kaz Grala

These NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers will be doing a Youth Autograph Session at the NHMS Display in the Fan Zone from 2:00 – 2:20 p.m.

 

Justin Haley

This NASCAR Xfinity Series driver will be making an appearance at the Xfinity Zone in the Fan Zone at 2:10 p.m.

 

Tyler Reddick

This 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion will be doing a champion Q&A session at the Xfinity Zone in the Fan Zone from 2:25 – 2:40 p.m.

 

Corey LaJoie

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be doing an autograph session at the NHMS Display in the Fan Zone from 2:30 – 2:50 p.m.

 

Ryan Preece

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be doing a Q&A session during the Trackside Live Show at the Trackside Live Stage from 7:45 – 8:05 p.m.

 

Chris Buescher

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be doing a Q&A session during the Trackside Live Show at the Trackside Live Stage from 8:00 – 8:20 p.m.

 

Ryan Blaney

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will lead Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter’s Track Walk presented by PPG from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Register online

 

Camden Murphy

This NASCAR Xfinity Series driver will be doing a Q&A session during the Trackside Live Show at the Trackside Live Stage from 8:20 – 8:35 p.m.

 

Sunday, July 21

Austin Theriault & Andy Seuss

These drivers will be making their Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut on Sunday and will be doing a Q&A and autograph session at the NHMS Display in the Fan Zone from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

 

Dick Berggren

This long-time NASCAR pit reporter, magazine editor and 2020 Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence recipient will be doing a Q&A session during the Trackside Live Show at the Trackside Live Stage at 10:30 a.m.

 

Shaun Peete & Mike Metcalf

This Pit Coach for Chip Ganassi Racing (Shaun) and Gasman for Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kyle Larson (Mike) will be doing a Q&A session at the NHMS Display in the Fan Zone from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

 

Erik Jones

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be doing a Q&A session during the Trackside Live Show at the Trackside Live Stage at 10:45 a.m.

 

Richard Childress

This Richard Childress Racing team owner will be doing a Q&A session during the Trackside Live Show at the Trackside Live Stage from 11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

 

Bubba Wallace

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be making an appearance at the Chevrolet Merchandise Rig in the midway behind the Main Grandstands from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

 

Ryan Preece

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be doing a Q&A session in the Track Bar from 11:10 – 11:25 a.m.

 

Joey Logano

This 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion will be doing a Q&A session in the private Infield Experience tent from 11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Purchase your ticket

 

Corey LaJoie

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be doing a Q&A session during the Trackside Live Show at the Trackside Live Stage from 11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

 

Ryan Preece

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be doing a Q&A session in the private Infield Experience tent from 11:35 – 11:50 a.m. Purchase your ticket

 

Kurt Busch

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be doing a Q&A session with front stage access for those who participated in NHMS’s Send A Soldier program at the NHMS Display in the Fan Zone from 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Send A Soldier

 

Martin Truex Jr.

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be doing a Q&A session on the Toyota Racing Experience Stage at the Toyota Display in the Fan Zone at 12:00 p.m.

 

Ryan Newman

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be doing a Q&A session with a special front stage area reserved for NHMS Loud’N Proud members at the NHMS Display in the Fan Zone from 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.

 

Off-Site Locations

 

Thursday, July 18

Brad Keselowski

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be at Monza World Class Karting at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. for a meet-&-greet (ticket required).

 

Friday, July 19

Justin Allgaier

This NASCAR Xfinity Series driver will be at the Xfinity Store on South Willow Street in Manchester, N.H. from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. for an autograph session.

 

Saturday, July 20

David Ragan

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be at NASCAR Night at the Lowell Spinners game at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass. at 5:05 p.m. (ticket required).

 

Get the most up-to-date list of Driver Appearances: https://www.nhms.com/events/foxwoods-resort-casino-301/driver-appearances/

*Schedule subject to change. Stay up-to-date with our mobile app.

 

For ticket information for all 2019 events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the July 19 Friday Night Dirt Duels presented by New England Racing Fuel, the July 19-21 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend and the September 20-21 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

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Tickets for the 58th Rolex 24 At DAYTONA on Jan. 25-26, North America’s most prestigious sports car race and the season-opening event to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, will go on sale Tuesday, July 23 at 9 a.m. ET.

An international field of drivers from various racing disciplines will come together at Daytona International Speedway in exotic sports cars to battle through the infield and onto the historic 31-degree high banks of the 3.56-mile road course in the twice-around-the-clock challenge.

Those wishing to witness this thrilling sports car classic in person will have a number of different options to select from and should make their plans early to secure the best pricing and experience:

  • Four-day tickets, which include frontstretch general admission seating and infield access, UNOH Fanzone and Garage Access, are available for $110
  • Two-day infield-frontstretch general admission tickets start at $60 and two-day Garage Access is $45
  • Hospitality and premium seat packages include the Rolex 24 Lounge, Champion’s Club, SPEED Insider Package, Grassroots Motorsports Package, Taste of the 24 and the Cafe 24 Breakfast Garage
  • Camping options are available for every type of experience and budget
  • Infield, frontstretch and trackside car parking
  • Children 12 and under receive free entry to general admission seating areas, UNOH Fanzone, Garage Access and camping
  • All multi-day ticketholders (2- or 4-day passes) receive free admission to the Roar Before the Rolex 24, Jan. 3-5
  • Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or visiting www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

In addition to viewing the racing on the track, fans will find plenty to do around the facility with activities such as the massive driver autograph session, the Daytona 5K run/walk, manufacturer displays along the infield Midway, carnival rides and the fireworks show.

The 2019 edition of the Rolex 24 was highlighted by the return of two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso, who joined Wayne Taylor Racing and co-drivers Jordan Taylor, Renger van der Zande and FIA World Endurance Championship regular Kamui Kobayashi in capturing the overall victory in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi.

Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest speedway news throughout the season.

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Fresh off his latest victory in the Stadium Super Truck Series last weekend in Toronto, Gavin Harlien trades wheels this week to make his second career ARCA Menards Series start driving for Venturini Motorsports in tomorrow night’s Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway. 

Harlien, 19, making the transition from off-road truck racing to stock cars, turned in a solid eighth-place performance last month during his ARCA debut. 

Looking to build off his early success, the former X-Games competitor will return to the seat of VMS’ No.55 Autism Awareness Toyota at Iowa 

“I have been eager to get back in the car ever since the checkered flag waved at Gateway,” said the Phoenix, AZ native. “Now that I have one ARCA race under my belt, I’m definitely feeling more confident heading into Iowa. I was able to get those first race nerves out of the way and run a clean race in the top 10. My goal was to get the car to the finish and learn as much as I can. Now that I’ve done that, I plan on being more aggressive in my last two races this season.

“My expectations going into my second start are to do exactly what I did last race as far as staying out of trouble, but I want to pick up some speed this time and hopefully finish in the top 5. I know I still have a lot more to learn, but I also know I’ve got some more speed in me so I plan on showing that on Friday night.”

Harlien will join a formidable group of VMS teammates which include multiple series race winners, Michael Self, Chandler Smith and Christian Eckes in Iowa. 

VMS has dominated ARCA series competition thus far winning eight of the first thirteen events in 2019. Fast to start each race, VMS has claimed an unprecedented 12 General Tire Pole Awards to start the season, only missing out on the honors during the third race of the season at Salem Speedway,

Rooted in the world of off-road truck racing since the age of 11, Harlien has gone onto achieve notoriety and success in the sport throughout his young career. Displaying talent behind the wheel early on, he captured rookie of the year honors in the Lucas Oil Off Road Series' Modified Kart Class in 2012 and again after moving up in rank driving in the series' Pro Lite Truck division in 2014. During his time driving on the Lucas Oil Off-Road tour he posted 10 victories and 42 podium finishes. 

Currently competing for a championship in Robby Gordon's Stadium Super Truck (SST) Series, Harlien's career spans the globe - racing multiple disciplines, series' and events on dirt including SST, Lucas Oil Off Road, The Off Road Championship, Red Bull Global Rally Cross, the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals and Sprint Cars. Over the last two seasons, the racer with a flair for the extreme, has claimed seven victories, 22 podium finishes and two top qualifying awards competing in his off-road truck.

Balancing life with sport, Harlien is currently studying Business at The University of Arizona. The honors student was awarded the Dean and Wildcat Scholarships in Academics and will graduate in 2021.

Follow Gavin Harlien on social media by visiting @Gavin_Harlien on Twitter and @Gavin_Harlien on Instagram. 

Practice at Iowa Speedway is scheduled for 12:45 pm ET/11:45 am CT with General Tire Pole Qualifying to follow at 4:45 pm ET/3:45 pm CT and the Fans with Benefits 150 to close the night at 9 pm ET/8 pm CT. The race will be televised live flag to flag on MAVTV.

VMS PR

JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) is proud to announce that following a very successful campaign to bring awareness to fallen University of Kentucky football player Jared Lorenzen at Kentucky Speedway, the team will honor his legacy throughout the rest of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.

Lorenzen was a standout football player, having set the all time SCC record for passing yards in his career as a quarterback. In 2007, he won a Super Bowl playing for the New York Giants. At 285 pounds, Jared was known affectionately as “Heavy Lefty”, and was one of the heaviest quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL.

The fund was created in the name of Jared has been set up for family, friends, and fans to help finance his children’s education, and aims to help put them through the university. In just one week, there has already been well over $65,000 raised on Go Fund Me.

Last Friday night in Kentucky, BJ McLeod drove the No. 4 Chevrolet with Jared riding on the hood to help raise awareness for the cause. JDM plans to show its support of Jared and his family by running memorial decals on all four team cars for the rest of the season.

To donate to the Jared Lorenzen Memorial Fund, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/JLoFund. For all things JD Motorsports, follow us on our social media platforms @JDMotorsports01. #TeamJDM

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The richest event offered in area weekly dirt track Modified stock car racing is set for Grandview Speedway on Saturday, September 21st when the 49th Annual Freedom 76 Classic, offering at least $25,000 to the winner, is presented.

Many of the top names in area Modified stock car racing will be taking part, all looking to take home the big bucks in the 76-lap Classic. And there will be many racers coming from other areas anxious to try for the lucrative victory.

The night before the Freedom 76 will see a special doubleheader event featuring the Sportsman stock cars and Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series.

More details on the Freedom 76 weekend will be announced shortly.

Opportunities to support the Freedom 76 are now being offered in the form of lap sponsorships, qualifying race sponsorship and special award support.

Sponsorship of a lap is priced at $20. Included for the $20 is a listing in the special Freedom 76 program book (sold out last year), listing on www.grandviewspeedway.com and mentions on the public address system leading up to the event and during the night of the event.

The qualifying event sponsorship is priced at $200 and includes a quarter page ad in the program book, mentions in the promotional releases and mentions on the public address system.

Special awards are subject to negotiations and cover awards such as Hard Luck, Hard Charger and others.

Information can be had and orders placed with Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer at the track.

Also Ernie Saxton can handle orders at 215.752.7797 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All checks should be made payable to Grandview Speedway and can be mailed to 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505.

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Michael Self (No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota) will make his fourteenth start of the ARCA Menards Series season when the tour returns to the Hawkeye State Friday night for the running of the Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway.

Chasing a series championship title Self enters his next event with a 65-point advantage over fellow competitor Bret Holmes. The 28-year-old driver out of Salt Lake City is coming off his ninth top-five finish of the season with a fourth-place finish last week at Elko Speedway.

Already with three tour victories in 2019, Self looks to increase his lead going into the final stretch of the season. This weekend’s visit to Iowa’s 7/8-mile track will be Self’s 11th overall, and third ARCA Menard’s Series start on the ultra-fast short track. Self is credited with two wins at Iowa Speedway in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, and a best finish of fourth in ARCA competition in 2017.

“Iowa is always a track a look forward to racing at,” Self says. “I’ve got a ton of experience there between K&N, ARCA and Xfinity, and have been fortunate to win there a couple of times and have some strong runs, so it’s nice going to a track that I’m comfortable at and know better than anywhere else we go on the schedule. Unfortunately I feel like I’ve shot myself in the foot two years in a row there in the ARCA races and cost myself a shot at a win both times, so I definitely want to go in and be smart this weekend and put a solid run together without any mistakes.”

Making his 33rd career ARCA start, Self has tallied six wins, 20 top-five, 20 top-10’s and five General Tire Pole Awards since making his first series start in 2014.

Self will join VMS teammates Christian Eckes, Chandler Smith and Gavin Harlien in Iowa. VMS has dominated series competition thus far winning eight of the first thirteen events in 2019. Fast to start each race, VMS has claimed an unprecedented 12 General Tire Pole Awards to start the season missing out on the honors during the third race of the season at Salem Speedway.

Practice at Iowa Speedway is scheduled for 12:45 pm ET/11:45 am CT with General Tire Pole Qualifying to follow at 4:45 pm ET/3:45 pm CT and the Fans with Benefits 150 to close the night at 9 pm ET/8 pm CT. The race will be televised live flag to flag on MAVTV.

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Universal Technical Institute's (UTI) Mooresville campus, NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech), is in the midst of another banner year for its student-built engine program, which builds Spec Engines for several race teams competing in the K&N Pro Series East, and race engines for the NASCAR Modified Series at Bowman Gray Stadium and the DIRTcar Modified Series. Two teams, Rev Racing and Hattori Racing Enterprises, will be running the student-built Spec Engines in this weekend's United Site Services 70 NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

About halfway through the 2019 season, the program has celebrated 14 wins, two poles, and 30 top 10 finishes across all series in which they compete. At the last K&N Pro Series race on June 1, Rev Racing's Chase Cabre earned his first career victory with a NASCAR Tech student-built engine - the second straight year one of the school's Spec Engines won the Memphis 150.
 
That same evening, driver Burt Myers won a Modified division race at Bowman Gray Stadium with a student-built engine even though he took the Fans' Challenge, which required him to start at the back of the field.
 
"Our student-built engine program is just one more way we can showcase the talent and drive NASCAR Technical Institute students have," said John Dodson, VP Business Alliances & NASCAR at Universal Technical Institute. "Our best and brightest have the opportunity to build these engines, and the experience opens doors for them to find an exciting, rewarding career in motorsports."
 
NASCAR Tech honor students have been building engines for competitive races since 2009. Driver Nick Hoffman, son of Spec Engine program instructor Darrell Hoffman, has dominated the 2019 DIRTcar Summer Nationals with a student-built engine. Hoffman racked up an impressive 9 wins in the recent DIRTCAR Modified "Hell Tour," which features 28 races in 32 days and covers about 3,800 miles from Peoria Speedway in Illinois to Oakshade Speedway in Ohio.
 
"What a year we're having. Our student-built engines are among the fastest and most powerful on the track," said Darrell Hoffman, chief instructor for the NASCAR Technical Institute student built engine program. "When our honor students can build engines that win in so many different series, it's nothing short of phenomenal. I love teaching these students how to build and maintain race-winning engines."
NASCAR Tech is the exclusive educational provider for NASCAR and the only campus in the country to offer NASCAR-endorsed training. NASCAR Tech's Mooresville, N.C. campus offers the standard Universal Technical Institute core automotive training program, with an optional 15-week elective to train students preparing for a career in motorsports. The 15-week elective trains students in everything from engines, fabrication, and welding, to aerodynamics and pit crew essentials.
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