NASCAR’s Most-Anticipated Moment of 2013

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Blue Jeans Go Green 200 Starting Lineup

Blue Jeans Go Green 200 - Qualifying

 

Brad Keselowski will lead the pack of 39 cars to the green flag at 3:45 on ABC for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Blue Jeans Go Green 200 at Phoenix International Raceway today.

1 22 Brad Keselowski Ford Discount Tire 134.053 26.855 Leader
2 2 Brian Scott Chevrolet White Tail 134.043 26.857 –0.002
3 54 Kyle Busch Toyota Monster Energy 133.978 26.870 –0.015
4 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Reser’s Fine Foods 133.586 26.949 –0.094
5 3 Ty Dillon Chevrolet WESCO 133.353 26.996 –0.141
6 11 Elliott Sadler Toyota OneMain Financial 133.348 26.997 –0.142
7 88 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Great Clips 133.323 27.002 –0.147
8 7 Regan Smith Chevrolet Taxslayer.com 133.033 27.061 –0.206
9 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Cartwheel 132.939 27.080 –0.225
10 6 Trevor Bayne Ford AdvoCare 132.817 27.105 –0.250
11 9 Chase Elliott Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts 132.597 27.150 –0.295
12 60 Chris Buescher Ford Ford EcoBoost 132.538 27.162 –0.307
13 31 Dylan Kwasniewski Chevrolet Rockstar 132.397 27.191 –0.336
14 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet South Point 132.392 27.192 –0.337
15 16 Ryan Reed Ford American Diabetes Assoc, Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes 132.197 27.232 –0.377
16 99 James Buescher Toyota Rheem 132.178 27.236 –0.381
17 19 Mike Bliss Toyota TriStar Motorsports 131.128 27.454 –0.599
18 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet RSS Racing 131.043 27.472 –0.617
19 01 Landon Cassill Chevrolet Flex Seal 129.884 27.717 –0.862
20 43 Dakoda Armstrong Ford Winfield 129.618 27.774 –0.919
21 40 Josh Wise Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 129.529 27.793 –0.938
22 10 Blake Koch Toyota SupportMilitary.org 129.478 27.804 –0.949
23 17 Tanner Berryhill Dodge BWP Bats 129.125 27.880 –1.025
24 28 Mike Wallace Dodge TBA 128.884 27.932 –1.077
25 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevrolet teamjdmotorsports.com 128.590 27.996 –1.141
26 44 Will Kimmel III Toyota Ingersoll Rand 128.581 27.998 –1.143
27 55 Jamie Dick Chevrolet VIVA Auto Group 128.287 28.062 –1.207
28 14 Eric McClure Toyota Hefty Ultimate/Reynolds Wrap 127.868 28.154 –1.299
29 46 Matt DiBenedetto Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 127.805 28.168 –1.313
30 52 Joey Gase Chevrolet TBA 127.465 28.243 –1.388
31 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet RepairableVehicles.com 127.348 28.269 –1.414
32 24 Ruben Garcia Mateos Toyota Be/More 126.921 28.364 –1.509
33 93 Carl Long Dodge TBA 126.489 28.461 –1.606
34 76 Tommy Joe Martins Ford Cross Concrete 126.192 28.528 –1.673
35 70 Derrike Cope Chevrolet CharliesSoap.com 125.813 28.614 –1.759
36 74 Mike Harmon Chevrolet WCIParts.com 121.572 29.612 –2.757
37 87 Daryl Harr Chevrolet iWorld 0.000 0.000 -26.855
38 23 Carlos Contreras Chevrolet Global Aircraft Solutions 0.000 0.000 -26.855
39 90 Martin Roy Chevrolet Gamache Truck Center-Veloce 0.000 0.000 -26.855

The Profit on CNBC 500 from Phoenix International Raceway – Starting Lineup

[Photo Courtesy Phoenix International Raceway]

[Photo Courtesy Phoenix International Raceway]

 The Starting Lineup for The Profit on CNBC 500 from Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

POS Car # Driver Make Sponsor Best Speed Best Time Behind
1 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Alliance Truck Parts 139.384 25.828 Leader
2 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 139.265 25.850 –0.022
3 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Cessna-Bad Boy Buggies 138.969 25.905 –0.077
4 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 138.350 26.021 –0.193
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet National Guard 138.344 26.022 –0.194
6 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 138.339 26.023 –0.195
7 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Skittles 138.318 26.027 –0.199
8 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Clorox 138.318 26.027 –0.199
9 43 Aric Almirola Ford Farmland 138.281 26.034 –0.206
10 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Haas Automation 138.047 26.078 –0.250
11 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 137.889 26.108 –0.280
12 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office 137.315 26.217 –0.389
13 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Jimmy John’s 137.815 26.122 –0.294
14 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-Hour Energy 137.810 26.123 –0.295
15 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Quicken Loans 137.794 26.126 –0.298
16 55 Brian Vickers Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 137.788 26.127 –0.299
17 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Pepsi MAX 137.741 26.136 –0.308
18 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS 137.588 26.165 –0.337
19 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Home Depot Husky 137.546 26.173 –0.345
20 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 137.483 26.185 –0.357
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford NOS 137.473 26.187 –0.359
22 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Pittsburgh Paints / Menards 137.347 26.211 –0.383
23 99 Carl Edwards Ford Subway 137.216 26.236 –0.408
24 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet American Ethanol 137.200 26.239 –0.411
25 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet Clorox Fraganzia 137.179 26.243 –0.415
26 95 Michael McDowell Ford K-Love 137.065 26.265 –0.437
27 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Furniture Row 136.903 26.296 –0.468
28 38 David Gilliland Ford Love’s Travel Stops 136.867 26.303 –0.475
29 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Mac Tools 136.794 26.317 –0.489
30 34 David Ragan Ford Farm Rich 136.789 26.318 –0.490
31 26 Cole Whitt Toyota GEAR Speed Stick 136.726 26.330 –0.502
32 33 Brian Scott Chevrolet White Tail 136.721 26.331 –0.503
33 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy 136.545 26.365 –0.537
34 83 Ryan Truex Toyota Borla Exhaust Toyota Camry 135.875 26.495 –0.667
35 23 Alex Bowman Toyota Dr. Pepper Toyota Camry 135.614 26.546 –0.718
36 30 Parker Kligerman Toyota TBA 135.384 26.591 –0.763
37 35 Blake Koch Ford MDS Transport 135.262 26.615 –0.787
38 66 Joe Nemechek Toyota Land Castle Title 134.983 26.670 –0.842
39 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet TBA 134.897 26.687 –0.859
40 32 Travis Kvapil Ford Ask More-Get More 134.771 26.712 –0.884
41 7 Michael Annett Chevrolet Accell Construction 134.148 26.836 –1.008
42 87 Morgan Shepherd Toyota Morris-Hardwick-Schneider 128.995 27.908 –2.080
43 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet BRANDT Professional Agriculture 0.000 0.000 -25.828 
Did Not Qualify:

# 98 Josh Wise; # 40 Landon Cassill(i); # 77 Dave Blaney

[NASCAR]

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

 

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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]