Martinsville Clocks and Hot Dogs

The Martinsville Virginia Speedway has been on the NASCAR schedule since NASCAR’s early days. One of the speedway’s oldest traditions has been to award the race winner a grandfather clock since 1964. Another tradition that pre-dates the grandfather clock is the famous Martinsville Jesse Jones famous hot dog. Track founder Henry Clay Earles began awarding a Ridgeway grandfather clock, to the winner, when they were manufactured three miles down the road from the speedway. The tradition continues to today and is one of the more coveted trophies among NASCAR race…

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Preferred Freezer Systems To Sponsor Pigot In 4 Races In 2018, Including Both at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS – Preferred Freezer Services announced today a continuation of their partnership with Ed Carpenter Racing for the fifth consecutive year. ECR’s No. 21 Chevrolet will showcase the classic blue and white Preferred Freezer Services colors at four Verizon IndyCar Series races this year, including the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Preferred Freezer Services (PFS), a global leader in advanced design and engineered temperature-controlled warehouses, first teamed up with Ed Carpenter Racing to field a second car for the team in the 2014 Indianapolis 500. The company has supported ECR’s…

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With 1st Race at Phoenix With New Car, Will Honda Close The Gap With Chevrolet?

AVONDALE, Az – After a month off, the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers are back in action this weekend for the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix (9:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). This race will be another true barometer on how this new 2018 car will stack up against it’s predecessor. See, this new car was supposed to create much improved racing. The old car had way too many gadgets on it, causing way too much downforce as a result. At tracks like this weekend’s in Phoenix, most cars were…

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New Sponsor For Rossi at Phoenix

INDIANAPOLIS – Red, white and blue will paint patriotism on the No. 27 car of Alexander Rossi for the upcoming Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway as MilitaryToMotorsports.com returns as primary sponsor for the 250-lap race. Military to Motorsports will use the first oval race of the Verizon IndyCar Series season to showcase the program, seeking to attract military Veterans toward joining the fast-paced world of motorsports. “This is such an exciting announcement and something that I am so proud to be a part of,” said Rossi. “I bleed red, white and blue…

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Byrd Racing Partners With Belardi Racing To Bring Chris Windom To Freedom 100 In May

INDIANAPOLIS – Belardi Auto Racing, in partnership with long-time Indy 500 entrant Jonathan Byrd’s Racing and sprint car mainstays Baldwin Brothers Racing, announced on Tuesday that 2017 USAC National Sprint Car Champion and 2016 USAC Silver Crown Champion, Chris Windom, will be participating in the 2018 Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Windom will be making his first Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires start, piloting the #33 Belardi Auto Racing with Byrd & Baldwin Dallara IL-15 at the famed oval. Expressing his enthusiasm, Windom said “I’m really excited for…

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Power Ranking The Cup Teams Through 6 Races Into The 2018 Season

To the off week we go. There’s not many of them during a NASCAR season, but the first one is up this weekend for observing the Easter weekend. After six races into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, some championship contenders are starting to show themselves. At the moment, I think we have three drivers from three different teams that are the favorites to take the 2018 Cup title in Homestead later this year. That could obviously change between now and then also. But, as we sit here today,…

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Taking Stock Through 1st 6 Races Of 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season

The Daytona 500 is behind us. The west coast swing? That’s in the rear view mirror too. It’s hard to believe, but in the NASCAR world, we’re already into April as far as the racing goes. Six races are down, with the next one coming up after the Easter break. But, with the first off week up on the schedule, we have enough data and resources to take stock into what we’ve seen thus far. Most drivers said that by time we came east after the west coast swing, the…

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Top 10 Surprising Drivers In NASCAR For 2018 – Good and Bad

Now that we’re heading into the annual Easter holiday break, we’ve had enough of a sample size to see who the main contenders will be for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. We’ve also seen who likely won’t be contending for the title as well. Another thing we’ve seen are drivers who are surprising us. Some are exceeding expectations, some aren’t living up to the expectations that were set forth coming into the year. Here are the 10 drivers that are either surprising us in a good way,…

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