Monthly Archives: February 2014

56th Annual Daytona 500 Official Results

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POS Car # Driver Make Start Pos. Laps Laps Led + / – Change in point Final Status Points Bonus Points
1 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 9 200 54
0
Running 48 5
2 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 4 200 16
0
Running 43 1
3 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 33 200 13
0
Running 42 1
4 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 6 200 0
0
Running 40 0
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 32 200 15
0
Running 40 1
6 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 3 200 0
0
Running 38 0
7 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 34 200 0
0
Running 37 0
8 16 Greg Biffle Ford 25 200 8
0
Running 37 1
9 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 1 200 1
0
Running 36 1
10 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet 28 200 0
0
Running 34 0
11 22 Joey Logano Ford 35 200 2
0
Running 34 1
12 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 18 200 0
0
Running 0 0
13 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 38 200 0
0
Running 31 0
14 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 22 200 0
0
Running 30 0
15 52 Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 26 200 0
0
Running 29 0
16 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 39 200 0
0
Running 28 0
17 99 Carl Edwards Ford 30 200 8
0
Running 28 1
18 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 7 200 0
0
Running 26 0
19 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 37 200 19
0
Running 26 1
20 32 Terry Labonte Ford 24 200 0
0
Running 24 0
21 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 8 199 15
0
Running 24 1
22 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 19 199 0
0
Running 22 0
23 23 Alex Bowman Toyota 29 198 0
0
Running 21 0
24 98 Josh Wise Ford 11 196 0
0
Running 20 0
25 33 Brian Scott Chevrolet 12 196 0
0
Running 0 0
26 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 15 194 1
0
Running 19 1
27 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 40 193 4
0
Accident 18 1
28 26 Cole Whitt Toyota 23 193 0
0
Accident 16 0
29 30 Parker Kligerman Toyota 41 193 0
0
Accident 15 0
30 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 31 192 0
0
Running 14 0
31 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 5 192 2
0
Running 14 1
32 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 10 184 29
0
Running 13 1
33 21 Trevor Bayne Ford 14 183 2
0
Accident 0 0
34 34 David Ragan Ford 43 176 0
0
Running 10 0
35 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 21 174 0
0
Running 9 0
36 38 David Gilliland Ford 17 171 0
0
Running 8 0
37 7 Michael Annett Chevrolet 36 161 0
0
Accident 7 0
38 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 16 160 0
0
Accident 6 0
39 43 Aric Almirola Ford 13 146 5
0
Accident 6 1
40 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 27 145 2
0
Accident 5 1
41 66 Michael Waltrip Toyota 42 144 4
0
Accident 4 1
42 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 20 127 0
0
Engine 2 0
43 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 2 30 0
0
Engine 1 0

 

DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona Official Results


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Official Race Results
POS Car # Driver Make Start Pos. Laps Laps Led + / – Change in points standings since last race. Final Status Driver’s status in race: Running, Engine, Electrical, etc. Points The number of total points driver has earned. Bonus Points The number of bonus points driver has earned.
1 7 Regan Smith Chevrolet 19 121 35
0
Running 47 4
2 22 Brad Keselowski Ford 17 121 11
0
Running 0 0
3 6 Trevor Bayne Ford 31 121 0
0
Running 41 0
4 54 Kyle Busch Toyota 4 121 44
0
Running 0 0
5 11 Elliott Sadler Toyota 5 121 0
0
Running 39 0
6 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 27 121 0
0
Running 38 0
7 3 Ty Dillon Chevrolet 23 121 0
0
Running 37 0
8 31 Dylan Kwasniewski Chevrolet 1 121 0
0
Running 36 0
9 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 29 121 0
0
Running 0 0
10 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 2 121 1
0
Running 0 0
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 16 121 28
0
Running 0 0
12 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 24 121 0
0
Running 32 0
13 28 Mike Wallace Dodge 25 121 0
0
Running 31 0
14 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 6 121 0
0
Running 0 0
15 9 Chase Elliott Chevrolet 26 121 0
0
Running 29 0
16 99 James Buescher Toyota 14 121 0
0
Running 28 0
17 2 Brian Scott Chevrolet 20 121 0
0
Running 27 0
18 16 Ryan Reed Ford 39 121 0
0
Running 26 0
19 30 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 3 121 0
0
Running 0 0
20 19 Mike Bliss Toyota 12 121 0
0
Running 24 0
21 01 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 34 121 0
0
Running 23 0
22 44 Blake Koch Toyota 11 121 0
0
Running 22 0
23 43 Dakoda Armstrong Ford 30 121 0
0
Running 21 0
24 84 Chad Boat Chevrolet 40 121 0
0
Running 20 0
25 10 David Starr Toyota 10 121 0
0
Running 19 0
26 29 Scott Lagasse Jr Toyota 22 121 0
0
Running 18 0
27 55 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 7 121 2
0
Running 18 1
28 80 Johnny Sauter Toyota 9 120 0
0
Running 0 0
29 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 33 120 0
0
Running 15 0
30 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevrolet 37 120 0
0
Running 14 0
31 00 Jason White Toyota 28 119 0
0
Running 13 0
32 52 Joey Gase Chevrolet 36 119 0
0
Running 12 0
33 85 Bobby Gerhart Chevrolet 18 118 0
0
Running 11 0
34 74 Mike Harmon Dodge 38 117 0
0
Running 10 0
35 14 Eric McClure Toyota 13 115 0
0
Accident 9 0
36 40 Josh Wise Chevrolet 32 114 0
0
Running 0 0
37 70 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 35 114 0
0
Running 7 0
38 23 Robert Richardson Chevrolet 21 12 0
0
Engine 6 0
39 24 Harrison Rhodes Toyota 15 8 0
0
Engine 5 0
40 91 Jeff Green Toyota 8 3 0
0
Vibration 4 0

NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona Official Results

NextEra Energy Resources 250

POS Car # Driver Make Start Pos. Laps Laps Led + / – Change in points Final Status Points Bonus Points
1 51 Kyle Busch Toyota 7 100 25
0
Running 0 0
2 17 Timothy Peters Toyota 18 100 20
0
Running 43 1
3 98 Johnny Sauter Toyota 9 100 0
0
Running 41 0
4 32 Ryan Truex Chevrolet 14 100 0
0
Running 0 0
5 30 Ron Hornaday Jr Chevrolet 2 100 0
0
Running 39 0
6 29 Ryan Blaney Ford 3 100 0
0
Running 38 0
7 13 Jeb Burton Toyota 11 100 0
0
Running 37 0
8 8 Joe Nemechek Toyota 13 100 0
0
Running 0 0
9 08 Jimmy Weller III Chevrolet 30 100 0
0
Running 35 0
10 77 German Quiroga Jr Toyota 23 100 0
0
Running 34 0
11 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 12 100 0
0
Running 33 0
12 19 Tyler Reddick Ford 10 100 0
0
Running 32 0
13 88 Matt Crafton Toyota 4 100 0
0
Running 31 0
14 5 John Wes Townley Toyota 6 100 0
0
Running 30 0
15 31 Ben Kennedy Chevrolet 1 100 52
0
Running 31 2
16 63 Justin Jennings Chevrolet 32 100 0
0
Running 28 0
17 99 Bryan Silas Chevrolet 25 100 0
0
Running 27 0
18 28 Ryan Ellis Chevrolet 34 100 0
0
Running 0 0
19 84 Chris Fontaine Toyota 27 100 0
0
Running 25 0
20 57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 36 100 0
0
Running 24 0
21 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Chevrolet 35 98 0
0
Running 23 0
22 50 Travis Kvapil Chevrolet 28 95 3
0
Running 23 1
23 20 John King Chevrolet 19 87 0
0
Running 21 0
24 07 Michel Disdier Chevrolet 33 83 0
0
Running 20 0
25 24 Brennan Newberry Chevrolet 26 81 0
0
Running 19 0
26 54 Darrell Wallace Jr Toyota 16 76 0
0
Accident 18 0
27 75 Caleb Holman Chevrolet 29 74 0
0
Accident 17 0
28 35 Mason Mingus Toyota 22 73 0
0
Accident 16 0
29 58 Parker Kligerman Toyota 15 73 0
0
Accident 0 0
30 92 Ross Chastain Ford 8 73 0
0
Accident 14 0
31 82 Sean Corr Ford 20 73 0
0
Accident 13 0
32 21 Joey Coulter Chevrolet 5 73 0
0
Accident 12 0
33 7 Brian Ickler Toyota 21 73 0
0
Accident 11 0
34 02 Tyler Young Chevrolet 17 73 0
0
Accident 10 0
35 74 Chris Cockrum Chevrolet 24 73 0
0
Accident 9 0
36 93 Jason White Chevrolet 31 45 0
0
Engine 8 0

Drive4COPD 300 Qualifying Results

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Qualifying results for the 2014 Drive4COPD 300.

1 31 Dylan Kwasniewski Chevrolet Rockstar-FOE 192.078 46.856 Leader
2 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet AXE 192.074 46.857 –0.001
3 30 Danica Patrick Chevrolet Florida Lottery 192.033 46.867 –0.011
4 54 Kyle Busch Toyota Monster Energy 191.620 46.968 –0.112
5 11 Elliott Sadler Toyota OneMain Financial 191.620 46.968 –0.112
6 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Reser’s Main Street Bistro 191.563 46.982 –0.126
7 55 Jamie Dick Chevrolet Viva Auto Group 190.787 47.173 –0.317
8 91 Jeff Green Toyota SupportMilitary.org 190.783 47.174 –0.318
9 80 Johnny Sauter Toyota Goodyear 190.739 47.185 –0.329
10 10 David Starr Toyota BYF.org 190.722 47.189 –0.333
11 44 Blake Koch Toyota Son of God 190.674 47.201 –0.345
12 19 Mike Bliss Toyota Tweaker Energy Shot 190.646 47.208 –0.352
13 14 Eric McClure Toyota Hefty Ultimate/Reynolds Wrap 190.625 47.213 –0.357
14 99 James Buescher Toyota Rheem 190.379 47.274 –0.418
15 24 Harrison Rhodes Toyota HOODZ-DUCTZ 189.942 47.383 –0.527
16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Taxslayer.com 189.909 47.391 –0.535
17 22 Brad Keselowski Ford Discount Tire 189.845 47.407 –0.551
18 85 Bobby Gerhart Chevrolet Lucas Oil 189.817 47.414 –0.558
19 7 Regan Smith Chevrolet Ragu 189.749 47.431 –0.575
20 2 Brian Scott Chevrolet Shore Lodge 189.745 47.432 –0.576
21 23 Robert Richardson Chevrolet Cornboard 189.657 47.454 –0.598
22 29 Scott Lagasse Jr Toyota FL Dot-Alert Today-Alive Tomorrow 189.653 47.455 –0.599
23 3 Ty Dillon Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops 189.577 47.474 –0.618
24 28 Mike Wallace Dodge Unker’s 189.569 47.476 –0.620
25 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota D.A.B. Constructors/pelletgrillusa.com 189.569 47.476 –0.620
26 9 Chase Elliott Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts 189.538 47.484 –0.628
27 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet South Point 189.406 47.517 –0.661
28 00 Jason White Toyota Police Sunglasses-Friday Night Tykes 189.239 47.559 –0.703
29 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet Pull-A-Part 189.175 47.575 –0.719
30 43 Dakoda Armstrong Ford WinField 188.604 47.719 –0.863
31 6 Trevor Bayne Ford AdvoCare 188.517 47.741 –0.885
32 40 Josh Wise Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 187.731 47.941 –1.085
33 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet TBD 187.535 47.991 –1.135
34 01 Landon Cassill Chevrolet G&K Services 187.025 48.122 –1.266
35 70 Derrike Cope Chevrolet Charliesoap.com 184.106 48.885 –2.029
36 52 Joey Gase Chevrolet TransLife 182.330 49.361 –2.505
37 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevrolet Flex Steel 181.236 49.659 –2.803
38 74 Mike Harmon Chevrolet Genesis Auto Body 179.662 50.094 –3.238
39 16 Ryan Reed Ford American Diabetes Assoc-Drive to Stop Diabetes 0.000 0.000 -46.856
40 84 Chad Boat Chevrolet CorvetteParts.net 189.239 47.559 –0.703

Drivers missing the race: #98 David Ragan, #17 Tanner Berryhill, #60 Chris Buescher, #76 Willie Allen, #93 Matt Carter, #37 Matt DiBenedetto, #13 Carl Long, #15 Carlos Contreras and #67 Clay Greenfield

 

If you prefer, here is the official NASCAR pdf file with more information and a download link.

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Luke Bryan To Receive Sam Bass Designed Guitar At Daytona

Sam Bass to Present Luke Bryan with Designed Guitar at Daytona [Sam Bass Illustration & Design]

Sam Bass to Present Luke Bryan with Designed Guitar at Daytona [Sam Bass Illustration & Design]

Daytona Beach, Fla. – It’s February!  Images of hard-charging stock cars drafting down the backstretch and slamming into the turns at nearly 200 MPH come to mind as we approach the highly anticipated Daytona 500.But before the green flag falls on Sunday, fans will enjoy a pre-race concert performed from the infield by Luke Bryan one of country’s biggest superstars.  For the past eight years, Sam Bass – The First Officially Licensed Artist of NASCAR – has had the honor of designing and presenting a one-of-a-kind guitar to the pre-race entertainers — some of the biggest celebrities in the music industry.”I am such a huge fan of live concerts,” says Bass, “and The Daytona 500 pre-race concert is always spectacular.  I am so proud to present one of my custom-painted guitars to Luke Bryan and am very thankful to Daytona for the honor once again.”

This year’s presentation is a Paul Reed Smith S2 Custom 24 electric guitar displaying one of Sam’s most brilliant designs yet.  A beautiful All-American theme adorns a flamed maple wood body with a red finish and a red and silver metal flake clear coat.

“We’re delighted to be a part of the pre-race festivities celebrating the 56th Annual Daytona 500? said Jack Higginbotham, PRS Guitars president.  “We respect the impact that Sam’s art has had on NASCAR fans.  His graphics truly capture the excitement of the event.”

To read more about Sam’s guitar originals created over the years for the Daytona 500, the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards ceremonies, and trophies awaiting race winners in Victory Circle, visit www.sambass.com.  Also follow posts on Facebook and Twitter.

PRS Guitars was founded by guitarist Paul Reed Smith in 1985 and is one of the premier guitar makers around the world.  Located in Stevensville, MD, the company has a reputation for creating high quality instruments and amplifiers that are both reliable and beautiful.

[Sam Bass Illustration & Design]

Valvoline to Sponsor JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Nationwide Series

Valvoline to Sponsor JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Nationwide Series [Valvoline]

Valvoline to Sponsor JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Nationwide Series [Valvoline]

Lexington, KY – Valvoline™, a leading marketer, distributor and producer of quality branded automotive and industrial products and services, today announced that it has entered into a multi-year sponsorship agreement with JR Motorsports. The sponsorship will kick off at the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway. The Official Lubricants Supplier of JR Motorsports beginning in 2014, the Valvoline brand will be featured as an associate sponsor of the team’s Chevrolet Camaro race cars. The company will utilize Nationwide Series drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Regan Smith and Chase Elliott to promote Valvoline premium motor oil products. In addition, JR Motorsports will use a specially designed Valvoline racing formulation in its Chevrolet racing engines.

“The Valvoline team is thrilled to serve as the technology partner to JR Motorsports,” said Heidi Matheys, senior vice president of Valvoline’s Do-It-Yourself channel. “This is a great opportunity to feature our innovative American brand of motor oil and extend our racing heritage and relationship with the Hendrick Motorsports family.”

“We welcome this Valvoline partnership with open arms because it is an innovative American brand that has a great racing heritage and a winning motor oil race history,” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, general manager of JR Motorsports. “The Valvoline brand fits well within the fabric of our company.  We have a great respect for its history in our sport and its impact in the automotive industry.”

[JR Motorsports]

Class of 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

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The 20 nominees for the class of 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame have been announced by NASCAR.

 

Here they are in alphabetical order, with a small excerpt for each:

Buddy Baker, won 19 times in NASCAR’s premier (now Sprint Cup) series, including the Daytona 500 and Southern 500

Red Byron, first NASCAR premier series champion, in 1949

Richard Childress, 11-time car owner champion in NASCAR’s three national series

Jerry Cook, six-time NASCAR Modified champion

Bill Elliott, 1988 premier series champion, two-time Daytona 500 winner and 16-time Most Popular Driver

Ray Fox, legendary engine builder and owner of cars driven by Buck Baker, Junior Johnson and others

Rick Hendrick, 14-time car owner champion in NASCAR’s three national series

Bobby Isaac, 1970 NASCAR premier series champion

Terry Labonte, Two-time NASCAR premier series champion

Fred Lorenzen, 26 wins and winner of the Daytona 500 and World 600

Raymond Parks, NASCAR’s first champion car owner

Benny Parsons, 1973 NASCAR premier series champion

Larry Phillips, only five-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion

Wendell Scott, NASCAR trailblazer was the first African-American NASCAR premier series race winner, and first to be nominated for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

O. Bruton Smith, builder of Charlotte Motor Speedway and architect of Speedway Motorsports Inc.

Mike Stefanik, winner of record-tying nine NASCAR championships

Curtis Turner, early personality, called the “Babe Ruth of stock car racing”

Joe Weatherly, two-time NASCAR premier series champion

Rex White, 1960 NASCAR premier series champion

Robert Yates, won NASCAR premier series championship as both an engine builder and owner

 

The five nominees for the inaugural Landmark Award are as follows:

H. Clay Earles, founder of Martinsville Speedway

Anne Bledsoe France, helped build the sport with husband Bill France Sr. Affectionately known as “Annie B.,” she is the first woman to be nominated for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Raymond Parks, NASCAR’s first champion car owner

Ralph Seagraves, formed groundbreaking Winston-NASCAR partnership as executive with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Ken Squier, legendary radio and television broadcaster; inaugural winner / namesake of Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence

 

From this list of 20 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees, five inductees will be elected by the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel, which includes a nationwide fan vote on NASCAR.com. Voting Day for the 2015 class will be Wednesday, May 21. Fans can attend the announcement at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.

[NASCAR Media]

American Ethanol Enhances Partnership with Richard Childress Racing and Driver Austin Dillon in 2014

American Ethanol Enhances Partnership with Richard Childress Racing and Driver Austin Dillon in 2014 [RCR]

American Ethanol Enhances Partnership with Richard Childress Racing and Driver Austin Dillon in 2014 [RCR]

Welcome, N.C. - American Ethanol is enhancing its partnership with Richard Childress Racing and driver Austin Dillon for the 2014 NASCAR season. Beginning with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on March 2, Dillon will race the No. 3 American Ethanol Chevrolet SS in select races during the 2014 season.

“American Ethanol is extremely pleased to once again partner with Austin Dillon, Richard Childress and the entire RCR team to help promote a sustainable homegrown American fuel that is better for our environment, reduces our dependence on foreign oil and creates jobs right here in the U.S., while revitalizing rural economies across America and save consumers at the pump,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy.

American Ethanol, launched by Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association along with the support of other partners, is a breakthrough brand that seeks to expand consumer awareness of the benefits of ethanol and E15. Since the program launch for the 2011 season, NASCAR drivers have run more than 5 million miles on renewable Sunoco Green E15.

“We want to show the consumers coast-to-coast there is a great alternative to imported oil and our association with NASCAR and RCR is doing that extremely well,” said Jon Holzfaster, a Paxton, NE farmer and chairman of the National Corn Growers Association’s NASCAR Advisory Committee. “Ethanol is also responsible for bringing a rural renaissance from Main Street to the family farm.”

American Ethanol will also serve as a major associate sponsor for Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet for the full 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season joining Dow, Cheerios, Realtree Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops and the University of Northwestern Ohio.

“Homegrown biofuels like American Ethanol have stepped up to help our nation’s economy,” said Dillon. “NASCAR drivers have run more than 5 million competitive miles on Sunoco Green E15 and I know we will reach even more milestones together. I am proud to wear the American Ethanol colors in NASCAR and I hope I can bring them to Victory Lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014.”

Dillon is an official spokesperson for American Ethanol, the most commercially-viable alternative that America currently has to offset the economic impact of foreign petroleum. Corn ethanol reduces emissions by 59 percent. And by strengthening America’s energy independence, ethanol helps create American jobs – studies have shown that for every $1 sent overseas for oil, $1.55 leaves the U.S. economy.

[Richard Childress Racing]