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Two open wheel specialists, Mike Bednar of Slatington, PA and Eddie Strada of Lake Ariel, PA were the fastest drivers Thursday night in an optional practice session for the 600 Micro Sprints which will compete in the third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals tomorrow and Saturday in Trenton, NJ

 The practice session for the drivers and teams entered in the third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals this weekend inside Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ saw 62 of the 92 registered drivers and teams take to the clay.

 Bednar, a regular in the SpeedSTRs at Kutztown, PA, and an Indoor Auto Racing Concrete Series veteran, was fastest in the first hot laps session, posting a 9.460 time. Doug Snyder of Hellertown, PA and Austin Quick of Etters, PA, were close behind Bednar for fast time in session one.

 The second session was paced by Strada, who clocked in at 9.468 seconds. Carl Locuson of Pines Grove, NJ, one of three brothers entered in the Dirt Track Nationals was second quickest and Alex Bright of Collegeville, PA, driving one of three Micro Sprints owned by Bob Hummer, was third fastest.

 The changing nature of track conditions between the two sessions was illustrated by the fact that only Strada was able to post top ten times each of the sessions.

 “Practice nights are a test for everyone, drivers, race teams, our track staff and our officials,” noted East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals promoter Len Sammons.

 Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, NY and the defending race winner of the ‘Nationals’, ran 22nd and 37th quickest in the pair of sessions.

 Rudolph’s Tom Fraschetta teammate, Brian Montieth, of Phoenixville, PA, Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint champion, will be trying to qualify Friday, will then race in Lincoln Speedway’s 410 Sprint opener Saturday afternoon, and then head for Trenton Saturday night as soon as the Lincoln race ends.

 Whitey Kidd III, Staten Island, NY, 2017 race winner, did not practice, nor did Larry Wight, Phoenix, NY, three time DIRTcar Volusia Speedway Park Modified Gator Nationals feature winner.

 Kidd will suit up in the same car he drove to victory in the 2017 running of the Nationals and Wight will drive Ken Vincent’s Delaware-based Micro Sprint.  Vincent contacted Wight after his regular driver Luke Thomas was unable to race due to back injuries suffered late in the 2019 outdoor season. Wight was a competitor in the mid-January Chili Bowl in Tulsa, OK.

 Friday’s Micro Sprint schedule, which will have spectator doors opening at 6:00 pm, will start at 7:00 pm and feature ten heat of 10 laps. Passing points will be awarded with the top 60 moving to a four-race series of A-Main qualifiers of 15 laps in length. The top three from each of the four A-Main qualifiers advance to the A-Main Saturday.

 Those who were outside the top 60 will transfer into a series of ‘alphabet mains’ that will begin the Saturday, February 22 racing program at 6:00 pm. The top four finishers from each ‘alphabet main’ advance forward to join at the back of the next field.  (F-main top four at the back of the E-main field, etc.).

 Ultimately, the top 24 cars and drivers will take the green flag in the third annual East Coast Dirt National A-Main which will be run over a 50-lap distance and paying the winner $5,000.

 The A-Main will also convey the Bob Hilbert Hard Charger Award to the driver who advances the most spots at the finish from their starting spot.

 Precision Engine Oil is the designated sponsor of the B, C, and D alphabet main events.

 Other event sponsors include Freiberger Excavating, Hoosier Tires, VP Race Fuels, Hyper Racing and Racing Electronics.

 For race day information, including time schedule of events and ticket purchases, contact indoorautoracing.com.

AARN PR

Three different winners in its first four races sets the stage for the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series championship next week.

Chris Madden carried the momentum from his incredible 2019 run into the winter, winning the first two races to lead the championship standings into Modoc Raceway on Saturday, Feb. 29. With a 16-point lead, Madden will not only be chasing the $7,000-to-win checkered flag, but he’ll also be trying to hold off Ross Bailes, Zack Mitchell, Kyle Strickler and Trent Ivey to capture the $20,000 series championship check.

Madden, of Gray Court, SC, won at Cherokee Speedway and Volunteer Speedway, and has experience at Modoc, where he’s won three times on the 4/10th-mile dirt oval since 2005.

However, since winning the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series opener in January at Vado (NM) Speedway Park, Madden hasn’t returned to Victory Lane. He’s confident he and his team can get the job done in front of his home-state fans next Saturday.

“We definitely started off hot,” said Madden, who drives a Drydene-sponsored car for Scott Bloomquist Racing. “We haven’t won one in the last couple of weeks, so we definitely need to pick up a win. It’s been a great series for us, and it would be nice to pick up $20,000.”

“I think it’s pretty awesome for [Drydene] to support dirt racing,” Madden said. “To have more corporate industries come in and support our series is definitely big. Our sport is on the upside and definitely growing, and we appreciate those guys for everything they’ve done.”

In retrospect, the 2019 season was quickly turned into a 2019-2020 campaign for each driver who decided to compete with the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series, especially those who also made the trip south for Georgia-Florida Speedweeks. Madden and Strickler, who is fourth place in points, both chose that route, forcing them to ramp-up their work to prepare for the coming races.

“For us guys that run as many races as we do during the season, it makes it difficult for us to get prepared for DIRTcar Nationals and what not, stopping and building new cars, because we had to continue racing,” Madden said. “So, it’s been tough on us, but on the good side of it is we [could win] the series … so we’ll just keep on digging.”

Strickler, Lavonia Speedway winner Mitchell, Ivey, Pearson Lee Williams and Tim Vance will have the chance to join Madden in the perfect attendance club at Modoc, worth a $1,000 bonus.

While Madden is the heavy favorite to be crowned champion, he hasn’t locked it up for sure yet. Positions two-through-five have also yet to be decided, as only five points separate those drivers. With his one victory, Bailes has 37 points while Mitchell trails with 35, Strickler has 34 and Ivey has 32. Each are still within reach of the championship with the maximum number of points available to them should they qualify for Modoc’s $7,000-to-win Feature.

Pits and Grandstands are scheduled to open at 1 p.m., Hot Laps at 4 p.m. and racing at 5 p.m.

Tickets to see the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series championship finale at Modoc Raceway on Feb. 29 can be purchased at the gate on race day.

Reserved seats are $35 for adults, $20 for youths (7-12), and kids 6-and-under are free. In General Admission, it’s $20 for adults, $10 for youths (7-12); kids 6-and-under are free. Trackside tickets are $35 for adults, $20 for youths (7-12); kids 6-and-under are free.

Can’t get to the track to watch the action in person? Catch every lap of the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series finale live on DIRTVision with a Fast Pass subscription, just $39 a month!

DIRTcar Racing PR

Martin Kove, best known for his portrayal as the “misunderstood” karate sensei, John Kreese, in “The Karate Kid” trilogy, will serve as the Grand Marshal at the Production Alliance Group 300 NASCAR Xfinity race on Feb. 29.

Kove will give the command “Gentlemen start your engines” prior to the 1 p.m. (PT) race airing on FS1.  The official race hashtag will be #PAG300.

Kove has participated in some 100 films in his career, sharing the screen with such contemporaries as Kevin Costner, Burt Reynolds, Sylvester Stallone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Luke Wilson, and Kenny Rogers – to name a few.

In 2018, Kove reprised his role of John Kreese in the YouTube series “Cobra Kai.” In 2019, Kove appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” “VFW” – in which he portrays a war veteran alongside such notables as Stephen Lang, Fred Williamson, and William Sadler – is currently in theaters and available on-demand. And season 3 of “Cobra Kai” is set for release later this year.

Production Alliance Group is a world-wide premium live-event and creative development company based in Tustin, CA. Their passion for their craft has allowed them to work with top names and brands in both corporate and entertainment industries.

To see Kove give the starting command, fans can purchase online at www.autoclubspeedway.com, call 800-944-7223 or visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket Office at 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana.

ACS PR

Award-nominated Actor, Director and Producer Justin Hartley, well known for his starring role on the NBC smash hit drama series “This Is Us,” will drive the pace car for the Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Feb. 23.

Hartley, an avid racing fan, has waved the green flag at high-profile races in the past, and will add another experience to his list when he hits the track in Vegas.

“As a fan of NASCAR, and racing in general, I’m very excited to be driving the pace car for the Pennzoil 400,” Hartley said. “Being out on a super speedway, surrounded by the best drivers in the world, is an experience you never forget.”

Hartley’s work as Kevin Pearson on “This Is Us” has earned him successive Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series two years in a row, and he and his cast members won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series two years in a row at the 2018 and 2019 ceremonies. 

“This Is Us” has collectively earned 159 award nominations, 45 wins, and counting since its breakout debut in 2016. Hartley can also soon be seen starring in the most talked about movie of the year, “The Hunt,” directed by Craig Zobel and produced by Jason Blum and Damon Lindelof.

LVMS’s spring 2020 NASCAR Weekend begins with the Strat 200 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race on Friday, Feb. 21, continues with the Strat qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 on Saturday, Feb. 22, and finishes with the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 23.

LVMS PR

Coming off of double-digit viewership increases in its first season as the exclusive home of INDYCAR, NBC Sports is set to provide more than 300 hours of INDYCAR action in 2020 across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports Gold’s INDYCAR Pass – highlighted by the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 24, on NBC.

Highlights of NBC Sports’ 2020 INDYCAR schedule:

  • NBC Sports’ presentation of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 24, on NBC, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app;
  • Eight total INDYCAR races on NBC, including the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on Saturday, May 9; the Detroit Dual at Belle Isle on the weekend of May 30-31, and the final two races of the season in Portland, Ore., (Sunday, Sept. 6) and Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., (Sunday, Sept. 20);
  • Extensive coverage on NBC Sports Gold’s INDYCAR Pass – NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming INDYCAR product – including live coverage of all practices and qualifying, all Indy Lights races, and on-demand replays.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will stream all races during the 2020 INDYCAR campaign.

2020 INDYCAR SEASON ON NBC AND NBCSN

NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES begins on Sunday, March 15, on NBCSN with live coverage of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg from St. Petersburg, Fla., the first of 17 races to air on NBC and NBCSN during the season.

The 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500, set for Sunday, May 24, 2020, will mark the second appearance ever on NBC. Last year, NBC Sports’ inaugural presentation of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on NBC, averaged a TAD of 5.475 million viewers, up 11% vs. the 2018 race (TV-only 4.913 million, ABC).

NBC Sports has expanded its Indy 500 qualifying coverage in 2020, adding a second day of broadcast coverage and two additional hours on NBC. Indy 500 qualifying on Saturday, May 16, will air from 2-5 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by qualifying coverage on Sunday, May 17, on NBC from 1-3 p.m. ET.

The Indy 500 will also be included in NBC Sports’ Championship Season marketing campaign, which touts numerous high-profile championship events that are presented across NBC Sports platforms from May to July, including horse racing’s Triple Crown, Premier League Championship Sunday, French Open, Stanley Cup Final, Tour de France, and The Open Championship.

INDYCAR coverage on NBC will begin with the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday, May 9. Following the Indy 500, NBC will present the Detroit Dual races from the Raceway at Belle Isle Park on the weekend of May 30-31, followed by races at Road America in Kohler, Wis., on Sunday, June 21, and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, on Sunday, August 16. The season’s penultimate race in Portland, Ore., will be on NBC on Sunday, Sept. 6, followed by the INDYCAR championship and season finale at iconic Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 20.

NBCSN will televise the first four races of the 2020 INDYCAR SERIES season. Following the season opener at St. Pete, NBCSN will showcase the Grand Prix of Alabama from Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham on Sunday, April 5, followed by the iconic Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, April 19, and Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, April 26.

NBCSN will also present INDYCAR’s return to Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va. on Saturday, June 27, in primetime, which will mark the first INDYCAR race at the oval track since 2009. Other primetime races on NBCSN include Texas Motor Speedway on June 6 and Gateway outside of St. Louis, Mo., on August 22. Additional INDYCAR schedule mainstays include the Streets of Toronto on July 12 and Iowa Speedway on July 18.

Following is the NBC Sports’ 2020 INDYCAR television schedule on NBC and NBCSN:

Date Race/Track Network Time (ET)
Sun, March 15 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg NBCSN 3 p.m.
Sun., April 5 Honda Grand Prix of Alabama NBCSN 4 p.m.
Sun., April 19 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach NBCSN 4 p.m.
Sun., April 26 AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge at Circuit of The Americas NBCSN 3:30 p.m.
Sat., May 9 GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway NBC 3 p.m.
Sun., May 24 The 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge NBC 11 a.m.
Sat., May 30 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit – Race 1 NBC 3 p.m.
Sun., May 31 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit – Race 2 NBC 3 p.m.
Sat., June 6 Texas Indy 600 NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., June 21 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America NBC 12 p.m.
Sat., June 27 Indy Richmond 300 NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., July 12 Honda Indy Toronto NBCSN 3 p.m.
Sat., July 18 Iowa 300 NBCSN 8:30 p.m.
Sun., August 16 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio NBC 12:30 p.m.
Sat., August 22 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., September 6 Grand Prix of Portland NBC 3 p.m.
Sun., September 20 Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at Laguna Seca NBC 2:30 p.m.

*details for qualifying and practice telecasts will be released at a later date

2020 INDYCAR SEASON ON NBC SPORTS GOLD

NBC Sports Gold ‘s INDYCAR Pass will deliver 200+ hours of programming in 2020, including 50+ hours of coverage surrounding the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, all Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires races, race-day warmups, full-event replays of all NTT INDYCAR SERIES races.

All qualifying and practice sessions will be streamed live on INDYCAR Pass, many on an exclusive basis. Some practice and qualifying sessions will be available on television either live or on delay. INDYCAR Pass on NBC Sports Gold will also feature INDYCAR archival and library content, and other motorsports shoulder programming. Click here for more details.

NBC Sports PR

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that Kyle Busch will run five races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2020 starting at Phoenix Raceway on Saturday, March 7.

Busch’s five race NASCAR Xfinity Series program in 2020 will be as follows:

March 7 at Phoenix Raceway in the No. 54 TWIX Cookies & Creme Toyota Supra

May 23 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the No. 54 TWIX Cookies and Creme Toyota Supra

June 20 at Chicagoland Speedway in the No. 54 Starburst Duos Toyota Supra

July 18 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the No. 54 Starburst Duos Toyota Supra

August 15 at Watkins Glen in the No. 54 Combos Toyota Supra

“I’m excited to have Mars partner with me in the Xfinity Series and have TWIX, Starburst and Combos on my No. 54 Toyota Supra for these NXS races,” said Kyle Busch. “It’s really going to be something to celebrate with Mars brands helping me get to the 100-win mark in the Xfinity Series this season!”

Jacob Canter will handle the crew chief duties for the No. 54 Toyota Supra. He currently serves as the Test Team Manager for JGR’s NASCAR Cup Series program.

JGR PR

On the heels of a career-best third place NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series finish last Friday night at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, ARCA graduate Codie Rohrbaugh and his CR7 Motorsports team are ready to double down Friday night in the Strat 200 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway and earn back-to-back top-five finishes to kickoff the 2020 season.

“We almost had it,” said a still jubilant Rohrbaugh. “You know it was a crazy race for us. Our truck was pretty loose, and I spun out of the pack and luckily didn’t hit anything. Had to come to pit road for tires and stuff and lost a lap – but then we just decided to let the race play out and see what we could get.

“I was hoping those guys (Jordan Anderson and Grant Enfinger) would keep banging fenders because I had some huge momentum on the bottom – just ran out of time before getting to the checkered flag.”

With a career-best finish in the books and happy faces around the CR7 Motorsports shop in Statesville, N.C. – the team turns to Sin City where it looks to spice up the competition and make a bold statement early in the year.

“We’re here to race and race hard and fair,” added Rohrbaugh. “Right now, we’re not planning on the whole season – but who knows if we keep going in this direction, we just keep going. I’m proud of the work of my crew. From Doug (George, crew chief), Mark (Huff, team manager) and everyone who makes our No. 9 Grant County Mulch Chevrolet go – I appreciate it sincerely.”

Rohrbaugh, a native of Petersburg, West Virginia will make his second Truck Series start at Las Vegas’ 1.5-mile speedway. Last fall, he qualified 27th and finished a respectable 16th.

This weekend Rohrbaugh knows he needs to turn up the wick.

“We barely got into the race last fall, we gotta be better this weekend,” he added. “I think we’ve made great strides in our race team since September and I look forward to the opportunity to turn more laps around Las Vegas and get us in a good position for Friday night’s race.”

Following Las Vegas, CR7 Motorsports plans to return to the Truck Series scene for the Vankor 350 at Texas Motor Speedway on Fri., Mar. 27, 2020.

CR7 Motorsports has 12 NGOTS starts to their credit with a career-best finish of third at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (February 2020). Additionally, the team owns another top-10 finish at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in October 2019. An 11th place qualifying effort at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (Oct. 2019) is the team’s best time trials effort to date.

In 20 career ARCA starts, Rohrbaugh has a best finish of seventh twice at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway (July 2018 and Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (February 2019). He has qualified a career-best fourth on four different occasions most recently at Kansas Speedway (Oct. 2018).

Marketing partnership(s) opportunities are available for the No. 97 Grant County Mulch Chevrolet and No. 9 Grant County Mulch Chevrolet for the 2020 ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series seasons and beyond. Interested inquiries are encouraged to contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304.257.8783.

The Strat 200 (134 laps| 201 miles) is the second of 23 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2020 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Feb. 21 from 8:05 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. Qualifying is later in the day beginning at 2:05 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 6:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Pacific).

CR7 Motorsports PR

Richmond Raceway (Richmond) and AEG Presents announce popular punk rock bands Rancid and Dropkick Murphys, and special guests Gerry Cinnamon, as part of the Virginia Lottery Concert Series to play at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway on Monday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m. With today’s announcement, tickets are officially on sale to the public online at vaculive.com or in-person at The National Box Office at 708 East Broad Street in Richmond, Va.

Rancid is an American punk rock band formed in Berkeley, Ca., in 1991. The band was one of the first groups to bring mainstream interest to punk rock in the mid-1990’s. The band is made up of founding members Tim Armstrong on guitar and vocals and Matt Freeman on bass and vocals, along with Lars Frederiksen on guitar and vocals and Branden Steineckert on drums.

The band has released nine studio albums selling over four million records worldwide, making it one of the most successful independent punk rock groups of all-time. Rancid came to prominence in 1994 with its second studio album, Let’s Go, featuring the hit single “Salvation.” It followed with the certified gold and platinum album …And Out Come the Wolves, selling more than one million copies in the U.S. To learn more about Rancid, visit rancidrancid.com.

Dropkick Murphys is an American Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Mass., in 1996. The band consists of Ken Casey on bass guitar and lead vocals, Matt Kelly on drums, bodhran, and backing vocals, Al Barr on lead vocals, James Lynch on guitar and backing vocals, Tim Brennan on accordion, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar, keyboard, piano, tin whistle, backing vocals, and lead guitar, and Jeff DaRosa on banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar, keyboard, piano, harmonica, tin whistle, and backing vocals.

The band has released nine albums and gaining mainstream popularity for their tours and annual St. Patrick’s Day shows held around Boston, Mass. Dropkick Murphy’s two biggest hits, 2004’s “Tessie” and 2005’s “I’m Shipping Up to Boston.” The latter was featured in 2006 Academy Award winning movie, The Departed. The song went on to become the band’s only platinum selling single and most popular song. For more information on the Dropkick Murphys, visit dropkickmurphys.com.

The Commonwealth Mall at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! will feature concessions, displays, and merchandise on the day of the event, with gates opening at 5:00 p.m. The address for Virginia Credit Union LIVE! is 900 E. Laburnum in Richmond, Va. Parking for the event is located in Lot D, at the corner of Laburnum and Carolina Avenues, and can be accessed through Gate 4 on Laburnum Avenue. Parking is $10 cash only for the public and free for Virginia Credit Union members with lots opening at 4:00 p.m.

Virginia Credit Union LIVE! continues to bring top musical acts and superior concert experiences to music fans in the Richmond region. The venue has hosted top national recording artists such as Aerosmith, Sting, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Robert Plant, Florida Georgia Line, The Lumineers, and The 1975.

In addition to its 6,000 covered seats, the venue hosts six permanent private dressing rooms with restrooms and showers attached to the stage as well as two loading docks. There is a separate hospitality building providing a full menu of food and beverage amenities. The backstage area is completely secured with ample room for parking large vehicles and tour buses.

To purchase tickets and learn more about Virginia Credit Union LIVE!, visit vaculive.com or connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Richmond Raceway PR

Country Artist Chase Bryant will headline the pre-race concert to kick-off the NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race on Sunday, March 1 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. Bryant will perform on the main stage in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Chase Bryant has several country hits including “Take It on Back,” “Little Bit of You,” Hell if I Know,” and “Room to Breathe,” among others.

With a race ticket, fans will receive access to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone including the Chase Bryant concert, NASCAR driver appearances, autograph sessions, Monster Energy activations, Lucha Libre, and other family fun.

Admission tickets start at $50.00 to see Chase Bryant and to watch NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race. Call 1-800-944-RACE (7223), shop online www.autoclubspeedway.com, or stop by the Auto Club Speedway ticket office at 9300 Cherry Ave. in Fontana.

ACS PR

Ross Chastain on Racing at Las Vegas: “I love racing at Las Vegas – this track will always be special to me,” said Chastain.  “Thanks to Al Niece and everyone at Niece Motorsports for their hard work. I know we’ll have a truck capable of winning on Friday night, and I’ll do everything I can to get this team to Victory Lane.”

Chastain at Las Vegas: Chastain will make his sixth NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday night.  In his five previous starts, Chastain has earned one top-five and three top-10 finishes.  Last fall, Chastain started second and led 88 laps on his way to a second-place finish.

Chastain has six NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with one win and two top-10 finishes.  It was the site of Chastain’s first NASCAR XFINITY Series win in 2018.  He started fifth and dominated, leading 180 of 200 laps on his way to the win.

Chastain also has four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Neice Motorsports PR

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