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Lionel Announces Top 10 Die-cast of 2017
Posted by: newsla on Friday, December 15, 2017 - 06:05 AM
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Lionel Announces Top 10 Die-cast of 2017


Lionel Racing, the “Official Die-Cast of NASCAR®”, announced today that Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Axalta Last Ride die-cast isn’t just the company’s best-selling car of 2017, it’s also the best-selling die-cast in Lionel Racing’s history.

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Radical Sportscars to Partner with Pirelli World Challenge in 2018
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 06:15 AM
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Radical Sportscars to Partner with Pirelli World Challenge in 2018; Six Rounds to Support PWC Weekends This Year


Radical Sportscars will partner Pirelli World Challenge in 2018, with all six rounds of Radical’s North American championship supporting PWC events.

The announcement was made during the Pirelli World Challenge Competitor meeting at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis.

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Texas Motor Speedway Releases 'Year In Photos' Gallery And Video
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 06:14 AM
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Texas Motor Speedway Releases 'Year In Photos' Gallery And Video Recapping Its 2017 Motorsports Season
Texas Motor Speedway has released its "Year In Photos" gallery and video compilation that recaps the season at the world-renowned motorsports venue that played host to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Verizon IndyCar Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Robby Gordon Stadium SUPER Trucks and American Sprint Car Series.

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Carlos Cunha Joins Juncos Racing 2018 Pro Mazda line-up
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 06:14 AM
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Carlos Cunha Joins Juncos Racing 2018 Pro Mazda line-up


Juncos Racing announced today Carlos Cunha will join the team for the 2018 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. Cunha is the third driver to commit to the reigning 2017 Pro Mazda champions.

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Country 500 Music Festival Announces 2018 Lineup
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 06:13 AM
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Country 500 Music Festival Announces 2018 Lineup


Toby Keith, Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Billy Currington, Tyler Farr, Randy Houser, Midland, A Thousand Horses, 38 Special, Frankie Ballard, Colt Ford, David Nail, Craig Campbell, Michael Ray, Runaway June, High Valley, DJ Dirty and many more are set for the third annual Country 500 – The Great American Music Fest at Daytona, to be held May 25, 26 & 27, 2018, organizers announced today. Daytona International Speedway, the “World Center of Racing,” will again become the World Center of Entertainment over Memorial Day weekend. Country 500 attracted 75,000 country music loving fans from across North America to Daytona for last year’s celebration.

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Kevin Warner Joins Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing as VP of Partnership Marketing
Posted by: newsla on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 05:29 PM
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Kevin Warner Joins Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing as VP of Partnership Marketing


Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that sports business veteran Kevin Warner has joined the team as vice president of partnership marketing. Warner spent the past 13 years with leading motorsports agency CSM Sport & Entertainment (formerly JMI), most recently as director of account management for the agency's motorsports practice in Indianapolis.

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Official Statement on Passing of Ryan Yanoshak
Posted by: newsla on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 06:13 AM
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Official Statement on Passing of Ryan Yanoshak


“We are deeply saddened about the passing of Ryan Yanoshak. He made an immediate impact on our Raceway family when he joined our staff in October 2015. His character, sense of humor and professionalism were a true inspiration to all of us. Although Ryan’s time working here was short, he brought so much joy and happiness to our offices and staff. We, along with Ryan’s family and friends, appreciate all the kind words we have received from everyone over the last several days. Rest in peace, Ryan. We will miss you.”

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Speedway Children's Charities to Distribute More Than $3.2 Million
Posted by: newsla on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 06:12 AM
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Speedway Children's Charities to Distribute More Than $3.2 Million


Speedway Children’s Charities officials announced today that the far-reaching nonprofit will distribute a record-setting amount of more than $3.2 million in grants to 435 charitable organizations across the country this year, bringing the total allocation amount to more than $52 million since the O. Bruton Smith family founded the nonprofit in 1982.

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Team Penske And LTI Printing Announce New Partnership
Posted by: newsla on Friday, December 08, 2017 - 06:19 AM
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Team Penske And LTI Printing Announce New Partnership


Team Penske announced a new partnership today with LTi Printing, one of the nation's leaders in print and print related solutions.

As part of the multi-year agreement that begins with the 2018 season, LTi Printing will be featured as the primary sponsor on Team Penske’s championship-winning No. 22 Ford Mustang team for two races in the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS), including the event at Pocono Raceway in June and at Iowa Speedway in late July. LTi Printing will also be an associate sponsor on the No. 22 NXS Ford for the rest of the 2018 season.

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Callaway Competition USA Announces Keilwitz and Cooper
Posted by: newsla on Friday, December 08, 2017 - 06:18 AM
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Callaway Competition USA Announces Keilwitz and Cooper in 2018 Pirelli World Challenge Effort


Thursday morning at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, Callaway Competition USA unveiled the Corvette C7 GT3-R, announcing Daniel Keilwitz and Michael Cooper as the two full time drivers for the 2018 factory GT effort in the Pirelli World Challenge.

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Speedway Children's Charities' Record Grant Distribution
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 05:59 AM
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Speedway Children's Charities' Record Grant Distribution


In a special grant presentation on Wednesday, Speedway Children’s Charities officials announced that the nonprofit’s Charlotte Motor Speedway chapter distributed more than $952,000 in grants – a record number – to 98 charitable organizations in 11 counties throughout the Charlotte area.

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K-PAX Racing Makes Switch to Bentley GT for 2018 Pirelli World Challenge Season
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 05:35 PM
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K-PAX Racing Makes Switch to Bentley GT for 2018 Pirelli World Challenge Season


An exciting new chapter of K-PAX Racing is ready to kick off in 2018.

K-PAX Racing, winners of four GT Class Drivers’ Championships and three Manufacturers’ Championships in the Pirelli World Challenge sports car series, announced today that it will field a trio of Bentley Continental GT3 cars for the 2018 season.

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Robinson Racing Announces Pirelli World Challenge GTS Two-Car Mercedes-AMG entry
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 05:34 PM
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Robinson Racing Announces Pirelli World Challenge GTS Two-Car Mercedes-AMG entry for 2018 with Gar Robinson & Shane Lewis


2017 Trans Am Champion Gar Robinson and sportscar racing ace Shane Lewis will be competing for the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge GTS crown in 74 Ranch Resort Mercedes-AMG GT4s prepared by Robinson Racing. Known most recently for capturing two of the past three championships in the Pirelli Trans Am Series, and historically for very successful IMSA GT and Grand Am prototype programs that includes wins at the 12 Hours of Sebring, the family-owned, family-style Robinson Racing is excited for the new challenges and opportunities in Pirelli World Challenge.

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General Tire Named Title Sponsor of ARCA Race
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 05:34 PM
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General Tire Named Title Sponsor of ARCA Race


General Tire will sponsor the first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event at Charlotte Motor Speedway since 2004, when the General Tire 150 goes green on May 24, 2018, after qualifying for the Coca-Cola 600.

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2017 Race Season Is In The Books
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 05:34 PM
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2017 Race Season Is In The Books


The 2017 race season was full of excitement and accomplishments for Roush Yates Engines and Ford Performance, powering 30 NASCAR and Road Race teams across 128 events in 41 weeks across six diverse race series spanning nine countries and three continents.

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Harley Letner and Toyo Tires Win the Class 1500 Championship
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 06:09 AM
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Harley Letner and Toyo Tires Win the Class 1500 Championship in the Best In The Desert Series


Harley Letner piloted his Youtheory® / King Shocks / Toyo Tires® #1570 buggy to a first in class / second overall in the Pahrump Nugget “250” this last weekend in Pahrump, NV. As a result, he won the 2017 Class 1500 championship. A total of 116 entries were signed up for the final race of the season. With his buggy competing on Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R tires, Letner finished in a time of 04:01:06.785.

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Robert Megennis advances to Pro Mazda Championship with Juncos Racing
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 05:57 PM
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Robert Megennis advances to Pro Mazda Championship with Juncos Racing


Juncos Racing announced today that Palo Alto Networks driver Robert Megennis will join their 2018 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires driver line-up. Megennis is the second driver to commit to the reigning championship team.

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RCR Names Andy Petree Vice President of Competition
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 05:40 PM
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RCR Names Andy Petree Vice President of Competition; Dr. Eric Warren Named Chief Technology Officer


Richard Childress Racing (RCR) has named Andy Petree as its new Vice President of Competition, and Dr. Eric Warren as Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately. The organizational moves bolster RCR's competition department with more than 50 years of combined racing experience.

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Off Season: Navarro Back To Training
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 05:39 PM
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Off Season: Navarro Back To Training


Jorge Navarro’s off-season has begun with some extra activities which – despite not being very exciting – are surely important for the Spaniard, who is currently recovering from three injuries following a nightmare second half of the 2017 Moto2 season.

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Speedway Motorsports Recognizes Year's Best at Annual Awards Ceremony
Posted by: newsla on Friday, December 01, 2017 - 06:13 AM
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Speedway Motorsports Recognizes Year's Best at Annual Awards Ceremony


In an effort to recognize greatness across its premier motorsports facilities, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: TRK) officials have named Sonoma Raceway Director of Facilities, Lino Ramos, as the O. Bruton Smith Award recipient for 2017. In addition, Atlanta Motor Speedway President and General Manager Ed Clark was recognized as the Speedway Motorsports’ Promoter of the Year and Las Vegas Motor Speedway earned Speedway of the Year honors. The awards were announced Wednesday during Speedway Motorsport’s Annual Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas.

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Electrified: Audi to celebrate Formula E premiere
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 06:30 PM
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Electrified: Audi to celebrate Formula E premiere


For the first time, Audi will be competing in motorsport as a factory team with a fully electric race car this weekend (December 2/3). The two races in Hong Kong form the opening event of the new Formula E season in which Audi is the first German automobile manufacturer to be involved. For Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, Daniel Abt and Champion Lucas di Grassi will be at the wheel of the Audi e-tron FE04.


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Roush Yates Engines 'Engraves' A Partnership With Tykma Electrox
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 06:29 PM
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Roush Yates Engines 'Engraves' A Partnership With Tykma Electrox


Roush Yates Engines is pleased to announce a multi-year endorsement program with new partner TYKMA Electrox Industrial Laser Systems. TYKMA Electrox is an industry specialist, with over 40 years of experience in the laser marking and engraving systems. They build superior equipment and provide world-class personalized customer service experience.

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Rinus VeeKay joins Juncos Racing for 2018 Pro Mazda Campaign
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 08:42 PM
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Rinus VeeKay joins Juncos Racing for 2018 Pro Mazda Campaign


Juncos Racing announced today the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda championship runner-up, Rinus VeeKay will join the team for the 2018 Pro Mazda Presented by Cooper Tires championship. VeeKay is the first driver to join the reigning 2017 Pro Mazda champion team.

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Jaguar Racing announced the first Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Electric Race Series
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 08:42 PM
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Jaguar Announces Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing as First Team to Join Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Electric Race Series


Today, Jaguar Racing announced the first Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race team for its new global electric racing series. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, led by Team Principal Bobby Rahal – three-time IndyCar Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner – will join the grid in the world’s first production-based electric vehicle race series, starting in December 2018.

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Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Distributes Nearly $400,000
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 08:42 PM
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Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Distributes Nearly $400,000 To Local Organizations During Holiday Grant Ceremony


Texas Motor Speedway opened the holiday season in grand fashion Monday evening with nearly $400,000 being distributed to North Texas children's organizations during the Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter Grant Ceremony and Tree Lighting held on The Speedway Club Circle.

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