USAC Midget Race Coming Back To IMS In Sept. 2019

INDIANAPOLIS – The Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink, which debuted in September 2018 as an overwhelming success with drivers, teams and fans, will return for its second running Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at The Dirt Track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The United States Auto Club (USAC) National Midget Championship event once again will kick off race weekend at IMS for the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line, creating five consecutive days of action at the Racing Capital of…

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USAC Racing Is Thriving Industry, All That’s Missing Is That Big TV Deal

INDIANAPOLIS – I don’t know why it took me so long to figure this out, but among all the racing series’ and their problems right now, USAC seems to be getting it right. Now, I know they too have their flaws and they’re far from perfect, but after witnessing and covering the Driven2SaveLives BC39 presented by NOS Energy Drink at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week, one thing is clear, USAC has a massive following. Granted, I’m not talking about millions of followers or even hundreds of thousands, but if you…

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Seavey Proves To Be The Next Up And Coming Toyota Driver, Following In Christopher Bell’s Footsteps

Logan Seavey can thank the past success of the Toyota to NASCAR program. See, when Toyota got into NASCAR’s premiere series, they had always wanted to set up a feeder program for drivers to work a ladder system up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Kyle Larson was originally part of it when he drove for Keith Kunz Motorsports in the USAC ranks but Chip Ganassi signed him away and immediately had him in a NASCAR XFINITY Series ride. William Byron and Erik Jones were next up. Byron, was…

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RCR Merges With Dooling Hawyard Motorsports For USAC Sprints/Midgets Team In 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – Richard Childress Racing is getting back to the racing roots. While they partnered with Richard Petty Motorsports on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series side, they’ve also partnered in two different USAC Series’. Both were announced this weekend from the annual PRI Show in Indianapolis. Dooling Hayward Motorsports has agreed to a partnership with Richard Childress Racing (RCR), one of NASCAR’s most storied organizations and winner of over 200 races and 17 championships, effective immediately. RCR is based in Welcome, North Carolina and is scheduled to field cars in…

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Bryan Clauson One of the All-Time Greats

INDIANAPOLIS – With every death in motorsports, it never gets any easier. The same feelings we suppress after each death come back to light when we lose another one. Unfortunately, these are reminders that racing is a dangerous sport – always has and always will be. From losing Dan Wheldon, to Jason Leffler to Justin Wilson and now Bryan Clauson, these recent tragic deaths hurt. It stings and downright sucks. It sounds cliché to say, “we lost a good one” but in Clauson’s case, we did. He was not just a good one,…

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USAC to Honor Tony Elliott and Sheldon Kinser During Sprint Week

INDIANAPOLIS – The 29th annual Indiana Sprint Week opens this Friday at Gas City I-69 Speedway, but USAC is using two of the seven races during the classic July event to honor past legends. The “Tony Elliott Classic” is scheduled for this Saturday night at the Kokomo Speedway, while the “Sheldon Kinser Memorial” will take place at the Bloomington Speedway on Friday, July 15. Elliott, tragically passed away in a plane crash in October of last year. The Kokomo native earned 11 USAC feature victories at his home track (eight…

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