NASCAR’s Most-Anticipated Moment of 2013

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Chase Elliott Makes It Two In A Row With Darlington Victory

Chase Elliott Class of Nationwide Field Once Again at Darlington [Getty Images for NASCAR]

Chase Elliott Class of Nationwide Field Once Again at Darlington [Getty Images for NASCAR]

Darlington, S.C. – Chase Elliott is quickly becoming the hottest thing since sliced bread.  Showing that good genes do indeed matter, Chase Elliott paced the NASCAR Nationwide field on Friday evening to securing a second consecutive series victory, this time at the track “too tough to tame”.  But tame it he did.  Full finishing order to follow:


Race Result summary
POS Car # Driver Make Start Pos. Laps Laps Led + / – Change in points Final Status Points Bonus Points
1 9 Chase Elliott Chevrolet 2 147 52
0
Running 47 4
2 11 Elliott Sadler Toyota 9 147 3
1 Position Up
Running 43 1
3 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 3 147 0
2 Position Up
Running 0 0
4 54 Kyle Busch Toyota 1 147 84
-1 Position Down
Running 0 0
5 22 Joey Logano Ford 15 147 0
-1 Position Down
Running 0 0
6 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 12 147 2
-1 Position Down
Running 0 0
7 5 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 4 147 5
-1 Position Down
Running 0 0
8 7 Regan Smith Chevrolet 8 147 0
0
Running 36 0
9 6 Trevor Bayne Ford 10 147 0
0
Running 35 0
10 3 Ty Dillon Chevrolet 5 147 0
-1 Position Down
Running 34 0
11 2 Brian Scott Chevrolet 7 147 0
1 Position Up
Running 33 0
12 01 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 16 147 0
1 Position Up
Running 32 0
13 16 Ryan Reed Ford 18 147 0
0
Running 31 0
14 28 J.J. Yeley Dodge 23 147 0
3 Position Up
Running 30 0
15 40 Josh Wise Chevrolet 19 147 0
0
Running 0 0
16 19 Mike Bliss Toyota 20 147 0
1 Position Up
Running 28 0
17 93 Mike Wallace Dodge 27 147 1
1 Position Up
Running 28 1
18 43 Dakoda Armstrong Ford 25 147 0
1 Position Up
Running 26 0
19 87 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet 31 147 0
1 Position Up
Running 25 0
20 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevrolet 26 147 0
1 Position Up
Running 24 0
21 14 Eric McClure Toyota 30 147 0
1 Position Up
Running 23 0
22 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 13 146 0
-1 Position Down
Accident 22 0
23 31 Dylan Kwasniewski Chevrolet 17 146 0
0
Running 21 0
24 23 Carlos Contreras Chevrolet 36 145 0
5 Position Up
Running 20 0
25 99 James Buescher Toyota 22 144 0
0
Running 19 0
26 52 Joey Gase Chevrolet 32 144 0
1 Position Up
Running 18 0
27 17 Tanner Berryhill Dodge 28 144 0
0
Running 17 0
28 55 Todd Bodine Chevrolet 29 143 0
0
Running 0 0
29 70 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 35 141 0
1 Position Up
Running 15 0
30 76 Tommy Joe Martins Dodge 34 141 0
6 Position Up
Running 14 0
31 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 21 137 0
-2 Position Down
Running 13 0
32 33 Cale Conley Chevrolet 11 136 0
-1 Position Down
Running 0 0
33 74 Mike Harmon Dodge 39 136 0
0
Running 11 0
34 60 Chris Buescher Ford 6 119 0
-4 Position Down
Running 10 0
35 44 David Starr Toyota 24 67 0
-2 Position Down
Accident 9 0
36 13 Matt Carter Toyota 37 30 0
18 Position Up
Rear Gear 8 0
37 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 14 16 0
0
Accident 7 0
38 46 Matt DiBenedetto Chevrolet 33 7 0
3 Position Up
Overheating 6 0
39 91 Jeff Green Toyota 38 6 0
3 Position Up
Brakes 5 0
40 10 Blake Koch Toyota 40 2 0
-3 Position Down
Vibration 4 0

Kurt Busch Tangles With Keselowski En Route To STP 500 Victory At Martinsville

Kurt "Outlaw" Busch Is All Smiles After Breaking Eighty-Six Race Winless Streak [Getty Images for NASCAR]

Kurt “Outlaw” Busch Is All Smiles After Breaking Eighty-Six Race Winless Streak [Getty Images for NASCAR]

Martinsville, VA – Kurt Busch had not been to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Victory lane in some time, a long some time.  Eighty-Six race weekends have come and gone since “Outlaw” celebrated with a Sprint Cup Victor’s Cap adorning his head.  That streak is now history.  What’s not history is a new/renewed feud with 2012 Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski after a mid-race dust-up that left both drivers angry, and Keselowski promising revenge.  Full-field finishing results follow:

POS Car # Driver Make Start Pos. Laps Laps Led + / – Change in points Final Status Points Bonus Points
1 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 22 500 23
4 Position Up
Running 47 4
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 4 500 296
1 Position Up
Running 44 2
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 26 500 25
1 Position Up
Running 42 1
4 22 Joey Logano Ford 3 500 39
2 Position Up
Running 41 1
5 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 17 500 22
6 Position Up
Running 40 1
6 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 6 500 36
3 Position Up
Running 39 1
7 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 18 500 1
0
Running 38 1
8 43 Aric Almirola Ford 20 500 0
0
Running 36 0
9 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 12 500 16
6 Position Up
Running 36 1
10 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 21 500 0
3 Position Up
Running 34 0
11 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 15 500 1
6 Position Up
Running 34 1
12 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 5 500 0
-1 Position Down
Running 32 0
13 99 Carl Edwards Ford 8 500 0
-2 Position Down
Running 31 0
14 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 1 500 22
1 Position Up
Running 31 1
15 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 34 500 0
0
Running 29 0
16 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 13 500 0
0
Running 28 0
17 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 7 500 0
2 Position Up
Running 27 0
18 16 Greg Biffle Ford 11 500 18
3 Position Up
Running 27 1
19 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 2 500 0
-1 Position Down
Running 25 0
20 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 16 500 0
-2 Position Down
Running 24 0
21 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 31 500 0
2 Position Up
Running 23 0
22 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 27 500 0
-3 Position Down
Running 22 0
23 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 25 500 0
2 Position Up
Running 21 0
24 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet 23 500 0
-3 Position Down
Running 20 0
25 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 36 500 0
-1 Position Down
Running 0 0
26 38 David Gilliland Ford 39 499 0
1 Position Up
Running 18 0
27 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 28 498 0
-3 Position Down
Running 17 0
28 34 David Ragan Ford 24 497 0
-1 Position Down
Running 16 0
29 26 Cole Whitt Toyota 35 497 0
0
Running 15 0
30 83 Ryan Truex Toyota 38 496 0
1 Position Up
Running 14 0
31 7 Michael Annett Chevrolet 40 495 0
0
Running 13 0
32 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 10 494 0
-2 Position Down
Running 12 0
33 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 29 493 1
1 Position Up
Running 12 1
34 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 42 492 0
-2 Position Down
Running 10 0
35 98 Josh Wise Chevrolet 33 492 0
0
Running 9 0
36 23 Alex Bowman Toyota 19 488 0
0
Running 8 0
37 95 Michael McDowell Ford 32 474 0
1 Position Up
Brakes 7 0
38 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 14 469 0
-3 Position Down
Running 6 0
39 33 David Stremme Chevrolet 37 440 0
0
Running 5 0
40 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 30 409 0
-9 Position Down
Running 4 0
41 30 Parker Kligerman Toyota 41 408 0
-2 Position Down
Running 3 0
42 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 9 396 0
-11 Position Down
Running 2 0
43 66 Joe Nemechek Toyota 43 310 0
-1 Position Down
Accident 0 0

Matt Crafton Holds On To Score Kroger 250 Win At Martinsville

Matt Crafton Scores Coveted Martinsville Grandfather Clock With Kroger 250 Victory [Getty Images for NASCAR]

Matt Crafton Scores Coveted Martinsville Grandfather Clock With Kroger 250 Victory [Getty Images for NASCAR]

Martinsville, VA – Bubba Wallace made a hard-charging late run to the finish but it wasn’t enough, as Matt Crafton held on in the Tundra vs. Tundra battle to secure the famed Martinsville victor’s clock for ThorSport Racing.  Full field finishing order to follow:

POS Car # Driver Make Start Pos. Laps Laps Led + / – Change in points Final Status Points Bonus Points
1 88 Matt Crafton Toyota 10 256 47
7 Position Up
Running 47 4
2 54 Darrell Wallace Jr Toyota 1 256 34
13 Position Up
Running 43 1
3 31 Ben Kennedy Chevrolet 6 256 0
5 Position Up
Running 41 0
4 98 Johnny Sauter Toyota 14 256 61
0
Running 41 1
5 29 Ryan Blaney Ford 2 256 3
0
Running 40 1
6 17 Timothy Peters Toyota 3 256 49
0
Running 39 1
7 77 German Quiroga Jr Toyota 8 256 0
1 Position Up
Running 37 0
8 32 Ben Rhodes Chevrolet 12 256 0
0
Running 36 0
9 30 Ron Hornaday Jr Chevrolet 5 256 62
-2 Position Down
Running 37 2
10 7 Brian Ickler Toyota 7 256 0
14 Position Up
Running 34 0
11 8 John Hunter Nemechek Toyota 20 256 0
0
Running 33 0
12 00 Cole Custer Chevrolet 9 256 0
0
Running 32 0
13 9 Chase Pistone Chevrolet 15 256 0
0
Running 31 0
14 92 Ross Chastain Ford 13 256 0
10 Position Up
Running 30 0
15 33 Brandon Jones Chevrolet 21 256 0
0
Running 29 0
16 19 Tyler Reddick Ford 17 256 0
-1 Position Down
Running 28 0
17 21 Joey Coulter Chevrolet 18 256 0
9 Position Up
Running 27 0
18 51 Erik Jones Toyota 4 256 0
0
Running 26 0
19 20 Gray Gaulding Chevrolet 11 256 0
0
Running 25 0
20 5 John Wes Townley Toyota 16 255 0
1 Position Up
Accident 24 0
21 13 Jeb Burton Toyota 22 255 0
-4 Position Down
Running 23 0
22 75 Caleb Holman Chevrolet 26 253 0
4 Position Up
Running 22 0
23 50 Travis Kvapil Chevrolet 33 252 0
-14 Position Down
Running 0 0
24 07 Ray Black Jr Chevrolet 29 250 0
0
Running 20 0
25 63 Justin Jennings Chevrolet 31 249 0
1 Position Up
Running 19 0
26 08 Korbin Forrister Chevrolet 34 242 0
0
Running 18 0
27 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb RAM 36 241 0
1 Position Up
Running 17 0
28 57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 35 235 0
1 Position Up
Running 16 0
29 35 Mason Mingus Toyota 19 216 0
-3 Position Down
Running 15 0
30 68 Clay Greenfield RAM 28 189 0
0
14 0
31 02 Tyler Young Chevrolet 23 157 0
-3 Position Down
Power Steering 13 0
32 23 Spencer Gallagher Chevrolet 25 122 0
0
Accident 12 0
33 99 Bryan Silas Chevrolet 27 120 0
-5 Position Down
Accident 11 0
34 66 Josh Williams Ford 32 82 0
0
Brakes 10 0
35 56 Raymond Terczak Jr Chevrolet 30 52 0
0
Brakes 9 0
36 74 Alex Guenette Chevrolet 24 32 0
0
Fuel Pump 8 0

[NASCAR]

Kyle Larson Powers Team Target to California Nationwide Win

Kyle Larson Takes Target to Victory Lane in Fontana [Getty Images for NASCAR]

Kyle Larson Takes Target to Victory Lane in Fontana [Getty Images for NASCAR]

Fontana, CA – Kyle Larson scores NASCAR Nationwides Series win for Ganassi Racing at Fontana. Full field finished results to follow:

POS Car # Driver Make Start Pos. Laps Laps Led + / – Change in points Final Status Points Bonus Points
1 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 8 150 17
0
Running 0 0
2 5 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 6 150 8
0
Running 0 0
3 54 Kyle Busch Toyota 39 150 25
0
Running 0 0
4 22 Joey Logano Ford 4 150 96
0
Running 0 0
5 11 Elliott Sadler Toyota 1 150 0
0
Running 39 0
6 9 Chase Elliott Chevrolet 5 150 2
0
Running 39 1
7 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 2 150 0
0
Running 0 0
8 3 Ty Dillon Chevrolet 3 150 0
0
Running 36 0
9 6 Trevor Bayne Ford 13 150 0
0
Running 35 0
10 7 Regan Smith Chevrolet 11 150 0
0
Running 34 0
11 31 Dylan Kwasniewski Chevrolet 7 150 0
0
Running 33 0
12 2 Brian Scott Chevrolet 9 150 2
0
Running 33 1
13 98 David Ragan Ford 16 150 0
0
Running 0 0
14 60 Chris Buescher Ford 19 150 0
0
Running 30 0
15 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 10 150 0
0
Running 29 0
16 99 James Buescher Toyota 12 150 0
0
Running 28 0
17 16 Ryan Reed Ford 15 149 0
0
Running 27 0
18 19 Mike Bliss Toyota 18 149 0
0
Running 26 0
19 93 J.J. Yeley Dodge 14 149 0
0
Running 25 0
20 43 Dakoda Armstrong Ford 27 148 0
0
Running 24 0
21 28 Mike Wallace Dodge 26 148 0
0
Running 23 0
22 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 17 148 0
0
Running 22 0
23 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevrolet 25 147 0
0
Running 21 0
24 44 David Starr Toyota 21 147 0
0
Running 20 0
25 14 Eric McClure Toyota 33 146 0
0
Running 19 0
26 52 Joey Gase Chevrolet 30 145 0
0
Running 18 0
27 87 Daryl Harr Chevrolet 35 145 0
0
Running 17 0
28 70 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 36 143 0
0
Running 16 0
29 23 Carlos Contreras Chevrolet 37 140 0
0
Running 15 0
30 74 Kevin Lepage Dodge 28 140 0
0
Running 14 0
31 17 Tanner Berryhill Dodge 31 131 0
0
Running 13 0
32 24 Jason White Toyota 38 128 0
0
Power Steering 12 0
33 40 Josh Wise Chevrolet 24 126 0
0
Engine 0 0
34 55 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 34 126 0
0
Running 10 0
35 01 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 23 108 0
0
Fuel Pump 9 0
36 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 20 107 0
0
Running 8 0
37 46 Matt DiBenedetto Chevrolet 22 8 0
0
Vibration 7 0
38 79 Carl Long Toyota 40 7 0
0
Electrical 0 0
39 10 Blake Koch Toyota 32 6 0
0
Vibration 5 0
40 91 Jeff Green Toyota 29 4 0
0
Vibration 0 0

Timmy Hill Pokes Fun at Self with Beefy T Hood

After running into leader Matt Kenseth at Bristol while slowing for an accident, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Timmy Hill decided to have a little fun and proposed that he drive with this hood on the car at Martinsville on March 30, 2014. [Timmy Hill]

After running into leader Matt Kenseth at Bristol while slowing for an accident, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Timmy Hill decided to have a little fun and proposed that he drive with this hood on the car at Martinsville on March 30, 2014. [Timmy Hill]

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Timmy Hill had a rough night at Bristol on Sunday. The car was one of the slower cars on the track, then, while slowing for an accident, Hill ran into the back of leader Matt Kenseth’s car, basically ending Kenseth’s chances at winning. However, instead of mopping around about the accident, Hill took to an online forum and had a little fun with the situation, posting the above picture and saying:

Debating on running this on the hood for Martinsville. Thoughts? Owner likes the idea.

Hill went on to explain exactly what happened that caused him to hit Kenseth:

For those who were wondering. Yes our car was way off pace all weekend. We were just trying to survive the race and the spotter and myself were both trying to watch out back while being lapped. I didn’t get the call about the wreck and the visibility sucks in the cars. I drove most of the way down the front stretch before catching a glance at the wreck and piled in hard.

Photo of the damage to Matt Kenseth's No. 20 car after being hit from behind by Timmy Hill at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16, 2014. [NASCAR Media]

Photo of the damage to Matt Kenseth’s No. 20 car after being hit from behind by Timmy Hill at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16, 2014. [NASCAR Media]

I thought it showed an interesting side to Hill in that he didn’t just go and hide all week waiting for another driver to make a mistake and take away the spotlight. Besides, I personally thought his accident was a lot more forgivable than the pit road mishap between Danica Patrick and Clint Bowyer.

[Timmy Hill]

Cassadee Pope to Perform Free Plaza Concert During Upcoming Dover International Speedway Race Weekend

Rising Country Star to Perform Free Concert in Victory Plaza on June 1st [RepublicNashville]

Rising Country Star to Perform Free Concert in Victory Plaza on June 1st [RepublicNashville]

DOVER, Del. – Fans will be treated to a free concert from knockout female vocalist Cassadee Pope leading into the Sunday, June 1, 2014 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Victory Plaza. “The Voice” season three champ will also sing the National Anthem to kick off the race at the Monster Mile.

Since winning the NBC hit show, Pope successfully debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and in the top 10 on the all-genre Top Albums charts with her first solo album, FRAME BY FRAME, on Republic Nashville. With that, she became one of only two solo women in the past five years to top the country chart with a debut release.

Pope recently joined an elite group of women upon selling more than 1 million downloads of her lead single, “Wasting All These Tears.” Not since Taylor Swift in 2006 has a solo female country artist gone platinum on their debut single. The music video for the follow-up, “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart,” has already elicited more than 675,000 views.

On April 4, Pope will join label mates at “Outnumber Hunger Live!” during the ACM Party for a Cause Festival to help raise awareness of the hunger issues across the country. This summer, she will join Tim McGraw’s Sundown Heaven Town 2014 Tour, and has previously toured with Rascal Flatts and in Canada with Dean Brody. For more information, visit CassadeePope.com.

NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway May 30-June 1 for the June 1 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the May 31 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the May 30 “Lucas Oil 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com. You can also keep up with the Monster Mile at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway or on Twitter at @MonsterMile.

Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. The company also hosts the annual Firefly Music Festival on its property each summer. Produced by Chicago-based Red Frog Events, the four day event features more than 100 bands on seven stages in The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway. For further information, log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.

[Dover International Speedway]

Roush Fenway Racing and EcoPower Re-Refined Oil Announce Multi-Year Partnership

Roush Fenway Racing and EcoPower Oil Announce Mult-Year Partnership [RFR]

Roush Fenway Racing and EcoPower Oil Announce Mult-Year Partnership [RFR]

CONCORD, N.C. – Fresh off its one-two finish at Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend, Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) today announced a multi-year team-wide partnership with Safety-Kleen® and its premium re-refined motor oil brand, EcoPower®.  EcoPower will serve as the official oil partner of NASCAR’s winningest team, as well as the primary sponsor for multiple races with the No. 17 Sprint Cup Ford and driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. The No. 17 EcoPower Ford Fusion will make its debut at Michigan International Speedway in June.

“We are pleased to have EcoPower on board as our official oil partner,” said team owner Jack Roush.  “The partnership reflects Roush Fenway’s commitment to both sustainability and using highest quality products. EcoPower protects engines and protects the environment.

“We have had great success in our race cars with re-refined oil and we look forward to continuing that success with EcoPower, while promoting environmental responsibility throughout this season and into the future.”

“The environmental benefits of re-refined oils have been rigorously evaluated and proven,” said Curt Knapp, Safety-Kleen executive vice president, marketing and oil re-refining sales.  “Fleet operators and consumers want to be absolutely confident that the oil will protect their valuable investment.  We can’t think of a stronger, more authentic endorsement for EcoPower than Jack Roush using it in his race cars to achieve peak protection and performance.”

EcoPower re-refined oil helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%. And it requires up to 85% less energy to produce than oil made from virgin crude, because it has already been refined. It also helps reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. That’s why car dealerships, quick lubes, other DIFM installers, consumers and fleets rely on EcoPower to protect engines and protect the environment.

Safety-Kleen is a founding partner of NASCAR Green; an initiative focused on making NASCAR the greenest sport. Safety-Kleen collects all used fluids from the tracks during race weekends – and from most team facilities year round – and then recycles or responsibly disposes of those fluids.  The used motor oil collected from all of these sources, including RFR’s race cars, will find its way back into EcoPower.  This “closed-loop” philosophy is by far the most environmentally responsible approach to handling used oil.

About Safety-Kleen

Safety-Kleen Systems is a leading North American used oil recycling and re-refining, parts cleaning and environmental solutions company, serving more than 200,000 customer locations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Safety-Kleen provides a broad set of environmentally responsible products and services that keep North American businesses in balance with the environment. Safety-Kleen is a wholly owned subsidiary of Clean Harbors, North America’s leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services. For more information about the company, please visit www.safety-kleen.com.

About EcoPower®

EcoPower is more than just engine oil. It is part of a much bigger effort by Safety-Kleen, the largest collector and re-refiner of used oil in the world. In 2013, Safety-Kleen collected over 220 million gallons of used oil. EcoPower doesn’t just conserve resources; it protects them by keeping used motor oil out of our land and groundwater, making it truly an oil change for the better. For more information about EcoPower, please visit www.ecopoweroil.com.

About Roush Fenway

Roush Fenway Racing is the winningest team in NASCAR history, fielding multiple teams in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series with championship drivers Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Trevor Bayne, Ryan Reed and Chris Buescher. Having celebrated 25 winning years in 2012, Roush Fenway is the leader in NASCAR marketing solutions, pioneering motorsport’s first team-focused TV show and its award-winning marketing campaigns for “RFR Driven”, “Let Ricky Race”, Pillow Pets, RickyvsTrevor.com, “25 Winning Years” and Google+.  Visit RoushFenway.com, circle on Google+, become a fan on Facebook and Instagram and follow on Twitter at @roushfenway.

[Roush Fenway Racing]

Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Joins RCR’s Nationwide Series Effort

Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Paint Nationwide Paint Scheme [RCR]

Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Paint Nationwide Paint Scheme [RCR]

WELCOME, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing announced today that Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff will serve as a primary sponsor for five races this season with NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Brian Scott and Brendan Gaughan.

Scott and his No. 2 team will wear the company’s colors at Iowa Speedway on May 18, Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26, Richmond International Raceway on September 6 and Kansas Speedway on October 4. Gaughan and the No. 62 team will support the tobacco-free smokeless brand at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1. In addition to the five-race primary sponsorship, Smokey Mountain will also have an associate-sponsorship presence on both the No. 2 and No. 62 Camaros throughout the 2014 season.

“Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff has been and continues to be a proud supporter of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” said Dave Savoca, President of Smokey Mountain Chew, Inc. “Through our partnerships in NASCAR, we have seen measurable growth in our brand and want to continue that growth by tapping into the NASCAR Nationwide Series and their 32 million loyal fans. We believe that Richard Childress Racing and their duo of drivers Brian Scott and Brendan Gaughan are the perfect avenue to help increase brand awareness, drive sales and keep the Smokey Mountain name at the front of the field.”

Known as America’s original and best-selling, tobacco-free smokeless snuff, Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff can be found in retailers across the country. Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff is notably the world’s largest tobacco-free smokeless company. An industry leader and inventor, the tobacco-free and nicotine- free chew, is an option for consumers who are looking to quit or reduce their consumption.

Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff comes in a variety of flavors including, Wintergreen, Classic, Straight, Arctic Mint, Cherry, Peach, and Grape. Wintergreen and Arctic Mint pouches are also available. For more information or to order your favorite flavor of Smokey Mountain Snuff visit, www.SmokeySnuff.com.

“Smokey Mountain is really becoming a big part of the NASCAR culture with their involvement and investment bringing awareness to their various brands,” said Richard Childress, president and CEO of RCR. “We feel honored they have chosen to become part of our team and go racing with both Brian Scott and Brendan Gaughan. Now, it’s up to us do Smokey Mountain and their people proud with great results on the race track.”
For more information on today’s announcement, and all that is happening at RCR, please visit rcrracing.com.

About Smokey Mountain Snuff:
Smokey Mountain is America’s original and best-selling tobacco-free smokeless brand. Appealing to adult smokeless tobacco consumers who are seeking tobacco-free and nicotine-free alternatives, Smokey Mountain is available in long cut and easy-to-use pouches. For more information visit www.SmokeySnuff.com.

About Richard Childress Racing:
Richard Childress Racing (www.rcrracing.com) has earned more than 200 victories and 15 championships, including six in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Its 2014 Sprint Cup Series lineup includes two-time NASCAR champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 Dow/Cheerios Chevrolet), 2011 Brickyard 400 champion Paul Menard (No. 27 Menards Chevrolet) and 2008 Daytona 500 champion Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar/Quicken Loans/Wix Filters Chevrolet). Its Nationwide Series program includes Brian Scott (No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet), 2012 Camping World Truck Series rookie of the year Ty Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/WESCO/Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet), Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel and Casino Chevrolet) and a multi-driver lineup with the No. 33 Menards Chevrolet team.

[RCR]