Daily Archives: February 10, 2014

Phoenix Raceway Announces Fan Schedule for Spring Sprint Cup Race

Phoenix Raceway Announces Fan Schedule for Spring Sprint Cup Race

Phoenix Raceway Announces Fan Schedule for Spring Sprint Cup Race [PIR]

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Phoenix International Raceway will kick off its 50th anniversary season with four big days of NASCAR action Feb  28 – March 2, headlined by The Profit on CNBC 500, Presented by Small Business Fueling America NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on March 2.

The event schedule, which occurs one week after the DAYTONA 500, showcases a different NASCAR series race each day: Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, Camping World Truck Series and the K&N Pro Series- West

The green flag will drop on the second NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season, The Profit on CNBC 500, at 1 p.m.local time on Sunday, March 2. Spectator gates open will open at 8 a.m.

Set to begin at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday March 1 is the Blue Jeans Go Green™ 200 presented by Cotton, The Fabric of Our Lives® Nationwide Series 200. Spectator gates will open at 9:00 a.m., giving fans the chance to view the NASCAR Nationwide qualifying at 10:10 a.m. and the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Noon.

On Friday, Feb 28, the second stateside running of the Toyota 120 NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series begins under the lights at 7 p.m. Gates will open at 10 a.m. so fans will have the chance to watch the NASCAR Nationwide Series practice at 11 .m. and NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying at 4:40 p.m.

Race weekend action will begin on Thursday, Feb 27 with the Talking Stick Resort 75 NASCAR K&N Pro Series- West season opener at 5:00 p.m.  Spectator gates will open at 9:00 a.m., giving fans the opportunity to check out the NASCAR K&N Pro Series- West practice at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with qualifying at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets to the exciting Feb 27-March 2 The Profit on CNBC 500 NASCAR event weekend are available with prices starting at just $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.phoenixraceway.com or call 866-408-RACE (7223).

[Phoenix International Raceway]

Gary Sinise to Serve as Honorary Starter for 56th Daytona 500

Gary Sinise to Serve as Honorary Starter for 56th Annual Daytona 500 [Fox News]

Gary Sinise to Serve as Honorary Starter for 56th Annual Daytona 500 [Fox News]

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Gary Sinise, actor, humanitarian and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, will wave the green flag as the Honorary Starter at Daytona International Speedway for the 56th annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET (FOX).

“Gary Sinise is not only a respected and accomplished actor, but a compassionate advocate for our servicemen and women and does a tremendous amount of work for the American troops,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “We are excited to have him kick off ‘The Great American Race’ by waving the green flag for the Daytona 500.”

“It’s an honor to be selected as Honorary Starter at this year’s Daytona 500 on behalf of the Gary Sinise Foundation. The race is a celebrated tradition and an important occasion to raise awareness and support for the men and women who serve our country”, said Sinise.

In addition to Sinise’s participation as Honorary Starter, a special Daytona 500 ticket package supporting the Gary Sinise Foundation is available for $90 and includes:

n  Daytona 500 backstretch ticket

n  $10 donation to the Gary Sinise Foundation

n  Access to a 15-minute fan forum with Gary Sinise prior to the Daytona 500

To purchase the special Daytona 500 ticket package, call 1-800-PITSHOP or visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/gary

Acting for more than 30 years, Sinise has had many memorable roles in movies such as Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Ransom and Truman as well as the television police drama CSI: NY. He has earned a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and an Academy Award nomination.

A long time supporter of the military and veteran community, in 2008 Sinise received the Presidential Citizens Medal from President George W. Bush, the second-highest civilian honor awarded to citizens for exemplary deeds performed in service of the nation – he’s only the third actor ever to receive this honor.  In 2011, he founded The Gary Sinise Foundation to honor and serve our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities.  These programs include its R.I.S.E. Outreach (Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment), whose flagship initiative is a custom Smart Home building project for severely wounded veterans, some of who will be attending at Daytona with Sinise.  Each home is customized to ease their daily challenges and help restore independence with features like retractable cook tops, cabinets and shelving, elevators and more, all accessible via an iPad.  Other programs include Relief & Resiliency Outreach, Invincible Spirit Festivals, Serving Heroes and Arts & Entertainment Outreach. The Foundation has also partnered with GE on their Get Skills to Work program to help veterans translate military skills into advanced manufacturing jobs while empowering employers with tools to recruit, onboard and mentor veterans.

Additionally, Sinise has toured in support of the troops both home and abroad with his Lt. Dan Band, his 12-member cover band. Performing pop hits to classic rock staples, they’ve played for over half-a-million troops and their families since 2004.

More information on The Gary Sinise Foundation can be found online at www.garysinisefoundation.org and on Twitter (@GarySiniseFound).

For more information on tickets for the 56th annual DAYTONA 500 and Sprint FANZONE/Pre-Race access, race fans can go online at http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.

[Daytona International Speedway]

Ryan Truex Returns to Turner Scott Motorsports for NCWTS Race at Daytona

Ryan Truex Returns to Turner Scott Motorsports for NCWTS Opener at Daytona [TSM]

Ryan Truex Returns to Turner Scott Motorsports for NCWTS Opener at Daytona [TSM]

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) announced today that Ryan Truex will be behind the wheel of the No. 32 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season opener at Daytona International Speedway, making his second-career start for the organization. The two-time consecutive NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) champion’s Silverado will be sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, a leading retailer of hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor equipment.

Truex, who won the NKNPSE championship in 2009 and 2010, made his NCWTS debut in 2012, running two events and earning a best finish of ninth at Phoenix International Raceway. The 21-year-old Mayetta, N.J. native made his TSM debut in the 2013 event in Daytona, finishing 28th after a blown tire took him out of contention for the win with nine laps remaining. Truex also made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut in 2013, running three events for what is now HScott Motorsports, owned by TSM co-owner Harry Scott Jr.

“I’m really excited to be running for Turner Scott Motorsports again this year,” said Truex. “Last year was a lot of fun and we had a really good truck. Unfortunately, we had a tire go out in the end, but we were making our way toward the front. I’m looking to do the same thing again this year and stay up front this time. I think it’s really cool that Bass Pro Shops is coming on board again and helping me out. I appreciate that they wanted to do this again after doing this race with me last year.”

Turner Scott Motorsports had a strong run in the Daytona NCWTS race last season, with all four entries securing starting spots in the top 10. Jeb Burton earned the team’s best finish (fifth), followed by Miguel Paludo (seventh) and James Buescher (13th).

“I’m very excited to have Ryan back in our truck this season,” said Scott. “He ran a heck of a race for us last year and was competing for the win until the very end. I’m glad that he’s going to have a chance to come back and have a shot at the win that eluded him last year. I’m hoping that he and Ben [Kennedy] will work well together and that Ben will be able to learn from Ryan and his experience from last year.”

The NCWTS season kicks off on Friday, February 21 with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. The 100-lap race begins at 7:30 p.m. EST and will air live on FOX Sports 1 and MRN.

[Turner Scott Motorsports]

Anderson’s Maple Syrup Joins RCR’s #2 NNS Team, Driven by Brian Scott, as Primary Sponsor for 2 Races in 2014

Anderson's Maple Syrup Joins RCR's #2 NNS Team, Driven by Brian Scott, as Primary Sponsor for Two Races in 2014 [RCR]

Anderson’s Maple Syrup Joins RCR’s #2 NNS Team, Driven by Brian Scott, as Primary Sponsor for Two Races in 2014 [RCR]

WELCOME, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing announced today that Anderson’s Maple Syrup will serve as a primary sponsor for two races this season with driver Brian Scott and the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro NASCAR Nationwide Series team.

The Wisconsin-based company will serve as the primary partner on the No. 2 Chevrolet at Auto Club Speedway on March 22 and Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24. In addition to the two-race primary sponsorship, Anderson’s will also have an associate sponsorship presence on the No. 2 machine throughout the 2014 season.

“Our partnership with a legendary team like RCR is something Anderson’s Maple Syrup is very proud of for this year,” said Steve Anderson, President of Anderson’s Maple Syrup. “We certainly have high expectations for Brian Scott in 2014 and know he will be a great spokesman for our family brand.”

Family-owned and operated for more than 80 years, Anderson’s Maple Syrup started as a hobby and has since grown into a quality business. After selling all their farming equipment in the late 1940’s to dedicate themselves to the maple syrup industry, the family is one of the largest packagers of pure maple syrup in the Midwest and a top equipment dealer in the region.

Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup can be found in grocers across the country. Proudly made in the USA, Anderson’s family promise is to provide their partners with the finest all-natural maple products. For more information, visit www.andersonsmaplesyrup.com.

“Let’s just say, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day,” Scott said. “And who doesn’t love maple syrup? I’m really looking forward to being a part of the Anderson’s Maple Syrup family and having them on board our No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro at Auto Club Speedway and for the home race in Charlotte. Nothing would be sweeter than a trip to Victory Lane.”

For more information on today’s announcement, and all that is happening at RCR, please visit rcrracing.com.

[Richard Childress Racing]