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Second-year Southern California Lightning Sprint Car driver Seth Dyer will take another step up the racing ladder when he competes for the first time in the Perris Auto Speedway Young Gun Sprint Car Series this Saturday night. Dyer will be in the familiar yellow #39 normally driven by his father Jeff in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series.

The original plan was to put a car together for the 16-year-old to race at the last event of the season in November at Perris.  Last month that plan changed when Jeff suffered a torn Achilles tendon. The injury has ruled him out for the remainder of the 2023 season. At the urging of Cal Smith, Jeff’s partner on the #39, Seth will get his first opportunity to race a full-size sprint car this Saturday. 

“Actually it was more Cal’s idea,” Jeff Dyer said over the phone while visiting Knott’s Scary Farm on Thursday night.  “I tossed it around after I got hurt.  I asked Cal what he thought about putting Seth in the car.  He said he would think about it and I said I would think about it, too.  He called last week and asked me if we were going to do it.  I said, ‘why the hell not, lets do it.”

One of the stumbling blocks in doing it was finding a set of restrictors for the car.  The engine in the #39 is a 410.  The Young Guns have to use 360s or 410s with restrictors.  Initially, Dyer had a hard time finding them. But he tracked a set down owned by fellow USAC/CRA driver Brent Owens. Thus, young Seth, who lives in Yucca Valley, California, will be in action on Saturday night.  

“I told him there is no pressure,” the elder Dyer continued.  “I told him to just go out and log some laps and have some fun.”

Seth, who is fourth in points and leading the Rookie of the Year chase in the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series and who is seventh in California Lightning Series points, is ready to go.

“I am pumped dude,” the teen stated when asked how excited he was to drive a full-size sprint car.  “It is the most exciting thing I have ever done.  It was a pretty big surprise but we have had it in mind for a while.  We are actually doing it now.  There will be some nerves.  It is a lot bigger (than a lightning sprint) so there are going to be some things to learn.  It is going to be about getting used to the horsepower and the big size of the car.”

Saturday’s race and the November 11th season closer will be a tune-up for the younger Dyer as current plans have him contesting the Young Gun Series in 2024 while still getting in some races in his lightning sprint car.

If you wish to see the teen take his first laps in a full-size sprint car, spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and the first race will begin at 7:00.  Adult tickets to watch the debut are $30.00. For seniors 65 and over it is $25.00.  Kids 6 to 12 get in for just five dollars and children five and under are admitted free. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking.  Advance tickets are available up until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday online at or by calling (800) 595-4849.  For fans who do not wish to buy advanced tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday night.  Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California.  The track website is and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

As pictured, the new Dyer Motorsports team shirts are now available.  You can pick one up in the pits after the races or you can order via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jeff is racing in memory of his grandparents, Glenn, and Beverly Sels, throughout the 2023 season.

Jeff would like to thank the following for making the 2023 racing campaign possible in the #4 and 4Jr Lightning Sprint Cars.  Dependable Machine Inc., Haircuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, LBA Investigations, and Dyer Motorsports.

For the USAC/CRA #39 sprint car, Straight Time Stirrups, Dependable Machines Inc., Hair Cuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, Justice Brothers, and Specialty Fasteners helped put him on the track.

If you would like to be a part of Dyer Motorsports in 2023, call (760) 550-7237 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Chris Windom hasn’t run full-time in a midget since winning the 2020 USAC national championship, but he showed no signs of rust in the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship’s feature event at Eldora Speedway, Friday night, leading all 25 laps with Jade Avedisian finishing second.

The win is the fourth in a row at Eldora for a CB Industries Toyota and the 11th USAC win for a Toyota-powered driver this season.

Avedisian would start the night from the pole with Windom on the outside of the front row, but it was Windom that get the advantage at the start to take the lead. Behind him Avedisian moved into second as Windom’s CB Industries teammate Bryant Wiedeman would quickly move up the field to challenge her. He eventually overtook Avedisian for second on lap four.

As Windom would open up a solid lead, Wiedeman and Avedisian would wage a battle for second for much of the race. Eventually, Avedisian would regain second place on lap 16 and begin to close on Windom. By lap 18, she cut the lead to just .730 seconds and would stick right with Windom before an eventual bobble on lap 23 would allow Windom to open his lead back up on the way to the victory with Avedisian finishing second. Wiedeman would bring it home in fourth to give Toyota three of the top four finishers on the night.

Also earning top-10s for the night were Justin Grant in seventh, rookie Gavin Miller in eighth and Ryan Timms in tenth.

The USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship returns to Eldora Speedway Saturday night for the 41st running of the 4-Crown Nationals.


Chris Windom, CB Industries: “This is just such a fun racetrack. It’s so fun to run the midgets here. Thank you to NOS Energy Drink and everyone at CBI that let me come back and run. I feel like early you could run the middle or bottom, but once it cleans off it’s hard to beat the momentum running up top.”

Jade Avedisian, Keith Kunz Motorsports: “I really want to win one of these races. If we can keep finishing up front our time will come. Congrats to Chris, he did a really good job. The last 10 laps we were closing the gap on him, but then I made a mistake in three and he pulled away. I have to thank everyone at Keith Kunz Motorsports as they gave me a great Mobil 1 Toyota Racing #71 tonight. I’ve always dreamed of coming to Eldora and it lived up to the moment. I know my car is very capable of winning. Now that I have a night under my belt here, I just need to build on that and try to gain one spot tomorrow.”


Toyota-Powered Drivers USAC Eldora Speedway Friday Feature Results

Chris Windom – 1st

Jade Avedisian – 2nd

Bryant Wiedeman – 4th

Justin Grant – 7th

Gavin Miller – 8th

Ryan Timms – 10th

Jacob Denney – 11th

Jake Andreotti – 14th

Taylor Reimer – 16th

Clinton Boyles – 17th


Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa will be shooting for his ninth win in 14 starts and his fourth in a row when the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series visits Perris Auto Speedway for Saturday’s annual Glenn Howard Classic.  The race comes one week after Roa’s car owner and teammate Tommy Dunkel finished eighth in last Saturday’s USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series race at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway

Roa’s dream season carries on two weeks after his impressive runs in the USAC National Sprint Car Series in Texas and Arkansas.  At the Thursday night show at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, he started 14th in the main event and finished sixth.  Two nights later at the Texarkana 67 Speedway in Arkansas, he was the sixth-fastest qualifier in the 31-car field and placed 14th in the main event.

Roa, who became a dad for the second time when daughter Rylee was born two months ago, carries a bulging 840 point lead in the championship standings going into tomorrow night’s race on the Riverside County half-mile clay oval.  The winner of eight of the season’s first 13 races in the Inland Rigging #17R, Roa started his 2023 domination of the series when he swept both ends of the season-opening weekend at the Cocopah Speedway at the end of January.  Since then he has only gone two races without a win twice this season.  Of the four other drivers who have won USAC/CRA races this year, only one has been victorious more than one time. 

Saturday’s race will be the sixth of the year for USAC/CRA at The PAS.  In the previous four, Roa has two wins, a second place, a fifth, and a 15th.  The 15th came at the Salute to Indy in May.  Roa was leading that one late in the going when he was clobbered by another driver and knocked out of the race. 

Murrieta, California’s Dunkel returned to action at last week’s USAC West Coast Series race at Ventura.  Twenty-one cars showed up for the event and Dunkel, in his super clean #17A, qualified 11th fastest with a time of 12.631.  Soon after, the friendly driver placed fourth in his 10 lap heat.  In the main event, he started outside the sixth row in 12th in the 20-car field.   As usual, he moved forward and finished eighth.  Despite the fact that he has only started three of the West Coast races this season, Dunkel is up to 18th in the championship point standings

It was Dunkel’s third USAC West Coast race of the 2023 season and his best finish.  All told between the USAC West Coast Series and the Ventura Racing Association in 2023, he has made five starts at Ventura.  He has four top 10s and three top two finishes including a win in the April 8th VRA race. 

Dunkel initially planned on contesting Saturday’s USAC/CRA event at Perris.  However, he plans on competing for the USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year award in 2024.  Drivers are eligible if they have qualified for four or fewer main events in the series.  Presently Dunkel has been in three.  So, he is sitting this weekend’s race out but will return to USAC/CRA action at the Western World Championships at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway on the first weekend in November.  His next start in the USAC/West Coast Series will be at Bakersfield’s Kern County Raceway Park on October 7th.   

Fans who wish to see Roa in action this Saturday night in the Glen Howard Classic can find Perris Auto Speedway on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris.  Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM, and the first race will begin at seven. Adult tickets are $30.00. For seniors 65 and over it is $25.00. Kids 6 to 12 get in for just $5.00 and children five and under are admitted free. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking. Advance tickets are available up until 7:00 PM Saturday night.  Interested fans can purchase those advance tickets online at or by calling 1-800-595-4849.  For those who do not wish to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

Fans can pick up a 2023 Inland Rigging Racing Team shirt from the crew after the races or online

As always, Brody Roa would be more than happy to jump in a race car on his weekends off from the #17R. His entire schedule is printed below.  If anybody wishes to contact him about open dates, they can do so at 714-932-7994 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

The team wants to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Jambo Barbeque Pits, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. 

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The final race of the 2023 season for the NASCAR Pinty's Series teams, part of the Pinty's Fall Ball, is set to take place this Sunday at Delaware Speedway in Ontario, and Jean-Philippe Bergeron is looking forward to it.

"I had the chance to test my car on this track a while ago, and I'm quite satisfied with the recorded times. The car is performing well, and I'm looking forward to finishing the season on a positive note", says the driver of Jacombs Racing's number 1 Mustang, who is virtually assured of finishing eighth in the championship. He knows that the competition will be fierce, but he will certainly be one of the drivers to watch in the 250-lap race.

The race will take place on Sunday, September 24th, at 4:30 PM and will be broadcast live on the TSN+ apps and FloRacing website.

JP Bergeron PR

Kevin Harvick will be retiring from NASCAR Cup Series competition at the end of the 2023 season and Texas Motor Speedway officials have been waiting the many months since that announcement to send “Happy” Harvick off with a fitting tribute before his final laps at The Great American Speedway in Sunday’s Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400.


The 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion talked with and answered questions from the hundreds of Harvick fans who came to see their favorite driver in the speedway’s Grand Ballroom.


Harvick was then presented a number of gifts by Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith, Texas Motor Speedway Executive Vice President & General Manager Mark Faber and Texas Motor Speedway Vice President of Events and Speedway Motorsports Director of Events Kenton Nelson. Smith presented him with a key to Texas Motor Speedway, Faber handed in a long-horn steer skull with Harvick’s No. 4 Busch Light paint scheme and Nelson handed him a proclamation signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The event was hosted by PRN’s Brad Gillie.


“Marcus was a big piece of why I came back and drove this year just because of the fact that he explained why it was important to come back and celebrate with the fans,” said Harvick. “It gives everyone kind of an opportunity to go for the last time to the race track.


“Texas has been just a great race track for us through the years and being able to know that every time we used to step foot in here in an Xfinity car, you were expected to win the race. We finally broke that barrier on the Cup side after so many shortfalls. So, it’s fun, especially at a place like this where you’ve been fortunate to have had success.”


Harvick at Texas has earned three NASCAR Cup Series victories, five NASCAR Xfinity Series victories and one NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series victory in 63 total starts. His Cup wins came in consecutive years (2017, 2018, 2019) and three of his five Xfinity wins came in consecutive years (2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012). His lone Truck Series win came in 2011.


He reached the NASCAR Playoffs in this final season despite not winning a race in the regular season but was eliminated after the first round. He now has seven races remaining to capture a 2023 win after going winless in only four of the previous 22 seasons (2004, 2008, 2009, 2021).


The NASCAR Playoffs weekend will be highlighted by the NASCAR Xfinity Series Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 on Saturday, Sept. 23 (2:30 p.m. CT on USA Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90, and PRN), and the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 on Sunday, Sept. 24 (2:30 p.m. CT on USA Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90, PRN, and 95.9 The Ranch-local). Country Music stars LOCASH will perform Sunday’s pre-race concert at 12:30 p.m. CT on the Machinery Auctioneers Pre-Race Stage located at the start/finish line.


Texas Motor Speedway’s always-busy events schedule is well under way. Upcoming events in 2023 include: Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 NASCAR Playoffs weekend (Sept. 23-24), Goodguys’ Summit Racing Lone Start Nationals (Sept. 29-Oct. 1), Speedway Children’s Charities Smoke Show (Oct. 11) and Gordy’s Hwy 30 Music Fest (Oct. 19-22). The year wraps up with the family-favorite and speedway tradition Gift of Lights holiday light show.



Bobby McCarty made it known that he’s going to be the driver to beat under the lights on Saturday night in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway by setting the fastest time in Friday’s practice and qualifying sessions.


McCarty, who trails Brendan “Butterbean” Queen in the Virginia Triple Crown standings by only a half position, will lead the first of four qualifying races to green on Saturday following a lap time of 19.704. The time bettered his own Martinsville track record in the process.


Landon Huffman posted the second-fastest time of 19.768 and will sit on pole in the second qualifying race. Carson Kvapil will lead off the third qualifying race after a lap of 19.809, and Ryan Millington posted a time of 19.825 to hold the top starting position the fourth and final qualifying race.


“It feels great to win the pole, especially with 85 cars here. I’m really proud of everyone at R&S, Solid Rock Carriers and all of our sponsors that make this possible,” said McCarty. “We were fastest in practice and qualified on the pole, hopefully I can win this thing finally this year so we can go celebrate.”


By virtue of having the fastest lap time, McCarty also won a $5,000 bonus.


This year, no drivers are locked into the field for Saturday evening’s prestigious ValleyStar Credit Union 300 through qualifying. Instead, the field will be set by those four 25-lap afternoon qualifying races. The top 10 finishers in each of the qualifying races will comprise the 40-driver field for the main event.


McCarty started off the day fast, topping the afternoon practice session with a time of 19.966 seconds. Millington was second with a time of 19.978, Huffman was third, Matt Cox was fourth, and Queen rounded out the fastest five in the session.


When it comes to the Virginia Triple Crown picture, Queen’s average finish of 1.5 through the first two races at South Boston Speedway and Langley Speedway gives him a narrow lead over McCarty’s 2.0 average finish. Queen had the seventh-best time in qualifying. Trevor Ward is in third with a 5.0 average finish, but will need to find some speed on Saturday, as he posted the 25th-best lap in qualifying.


Reigning ValleyStar Credit Union 300 race winner Peyton Sellers was 13th on the leaderboard during qualifying, improving his time from practice, when he was 24th fastest overall.


The ValleyStar Credit Union 300, the nation’s biggest, richest and most prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race and the Virginia Triple Crown finale, will return for an evening of intense competition on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7:00 p.m. The qualifying races begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23.


Tickets to the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 are available for purchase via phone at 877-RACE-TIX or online at


Stay connected to Martinsville Speedway on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the NASCAR Tracks App.


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Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway... Richard Childress Racing has three wins at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series: Jeff Burton (2007), Austin Dillon (2020) and Tyler Reddick (2022). Burton led only the final lap to grab his 19th career Cup victory. In 2020, Austin Dillon led the final 10 laps and edged teammate Reddick by just .149 seconds to score the win – his first at Texas and the 109th all-time by RCR. Reddick led the final 24 laps to grab his first Texas victory and his third victory of the 2022 season. 


Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Texas Motor Speedway... RCR has five NASCAR Xfinity Series victories at Texas Motor Speedway, all by Kevin Harvick (2001, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2012). Last season, Austin Hill led the Welcome, N.C., based team with a pair of top-five finishes at the Fort Worth speedway, including a second-place effort in the fall event. 


Welcome to Cowboy Days in North Carolina... Driven by the same passion for performance that guides his race team, Richard Childress’ latest endeavor brings Professional Bull Riding to the Carolinas. The Carolina Cowboys represent the Carolinas in the PBR Team Series, an elite league featuring the world’s top bull riders competing in games throughout the country. The team is owned by Richard Childress and Jeff Broin with 2018 Daytona 500 Champion Austin Dillon serving as General Manager. Don't miss the Carolina Cowboys 2023 "Cowboy Days" Home Stand September 22-24 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Tickets are on sale at and Ticketmaster.


Carolina Cowboys to Host Free, Family Friendly Festival during PBR Teams Homestand at Greensboro Coliseum Sept. 22-24... The Carolina Cowboys will host a free-to-attend, family-friendly festival that will accompany the event outside Greensboro Coliseum September 22-24. The Cowboy Days Festival will take over the area surrounding Greensboro Coliseum, opening at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 23 and 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 24. Daily at the Cowboy Days Festival, fans will be able to enjoy food and music, get up close with the Carolina Cowboys, Richard Childress Racing and more. Eventgoers will also be able to interact with a host of other exhibitors including Davis Rodeo Ranch, Childress Vineyards, Bass Pro Shops, eBay Motors, Bobcat and others. Local food trucks will also be present to accompany a for-purchase bar. 


Catch the Action... The NASCAR Xfinity Series Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 at Texas Motor Speedway will be televised live Saturday, September 23, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA and the NBC Sports App. The race will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. 

The Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 at Texas Motor Speedway will be televised live on Sunday, September 24, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network and NBC Sports App. The race will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.

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Austin Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Club/TRACKER Off Road Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at Texas Motor Speedway... Austin Dillon enters Texas Motor Speedway with 18 NASCAR Cup Series starts at the 1.5-mile track with one pole in 2016 and one win in 2020. Dillon has made 11 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at the track with a career-best finish of third in 2015 after starting on the pole for the 300-mile race. Dillon, the 2011 NASCAR Truck Series Champion, has five Truck Series starts at Texas with a career-best finish of second in 2011 and one pole in 2010.


About TRACKER Off Road... Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 prominently features TRACKER ATVs, a game-changing new line of all-terrain vehicles and side-by-sides offering breakthrough performance, service, and value in the off-road industry. TRACKER OFF ROAD was born out of a powerhouse partnership formed between Bass Pro Shops and TRACKER founder Johnny Morris and Textron Specialized Vehicles, bringing together the undisputed world leader in boating with a global leader in innovation and technology.


About Bass Pro Shops... Bass Pro Shops is North America's premier outdoor and conservation company. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father's liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela's to create a "best-of-the-best" experience with superior products, dynamic locations, and outstanding customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America's Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as "one of America's Best Employers." Bass Pro Shops has a long relationship with NASCAR, dating back to 1998. For more information, visit


The Cowboy Way... Dillon is wearing two proverbial hats this weekend – his racing helmet and his cowboy hat. As the General Manager of the Carolina Cowboys, a professional bull riding team in the PBR Team Series, Dillon has spent much of this week managing his roster of cowboys and promoting the team’s homestand, which takes place at the Greensboro Coliseum this weekend.



What are your thoughts on Texas Motor Speedway?

“I’m excited to race at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. It’s always been a strong track for me, and our No. 3 team has made a lot of improvements in recent weeks. We had a fast Chevy last week at Bristol Motor Speedway and would have finished better if it wasn’t for a couple of issues. We’ve got to work as a team to clean up the mistakes. I’ve seen some promise. Texas is fun to race because it’s so different on both ends. You have one end that’s very banked and has high speeds, and then you have a hard end where you have to get turned and get back on the gas.”


Kyle Busch and the No. 8 3CHI Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at Texas Motor Speedway... When the green flag waves on Sunday, Kyle Busch will make his 33rd NASCAR Cup Series start at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the 3CHI Chevrolet leads all active drivers with four victories at the 1.5-mile facility: 2013 (spring), 2016 (spring), 2018 (spring) and 2020 (fall). Busch leads all drivers entered at Texas in wins (four), top-five finishes (14) and laps led (1,069). His first Texas victory in 2013 came in dominating fashion when Busch won the pole, led the most laps (171 of 334), and finished with an average running position of 1.575.  

Moving On to the Round of 12... Busch advanced to the Round of 12 in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs following last week’s cutoff race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Las Vegas native starts the second round of the Playoffs as the sixth seed, 17 points behind the leader and eight points above the cutline. His average finish in the first three races of the 2023 Playoffs was 12.66, which is better than his first-round average finish in his championship seasons in 2015 (16.00) and 2019 (19.33).


3CHI Blazed the Trail for Another Industry First... 3CHI began with roots as a CBD producer and quickly became a pioneer in science-based hemp and cannabis innovation. The company was the first to commercially develop and market Delta 8 THC, and today, 3CHI is an industry leader with unsurpassed product quality and purity as verified by top independent labs and benchmark organizations. 3CHI products are sold in a majority of the United States, and the company produces and markets a variety of gummies, tinctures, lotions, edibles and vape products. All 3CHI products meet federal requirements for full legal compliance, with a commitment to promoting responsible adult use. See for more information.



Last year the No. 8 team at Richard Childress Racing was eliminated from the Playoffs but rallied back to win one week later at Texas Motor Speedway. How impressive was that accomplishment?

“I thought it was pretty cool how the 8 team was able to rally, rebound, have a really fast car and be able to win that race. It’d be cool if you’re eliminated and you win, you could put yourself back in, but the rules are the rules. I’d say last year’s elimination in the first round for myself and my old team, as well as the 8 car getting eliminated in the first round, was quite disappointing. It’s a tough situation but then you got to move on and go into the next week. But just being able to score a win late in the year is always important because it lends itself to a strong finish to the season.”


You have raced on a couple of different designs of the track at Texas Motor Speedway. Do you like this configuration? How different is it from when you first started?

“Texas went through a reconfiguration and a repave a few years ago. I would say this configuration is definitely the most challenging from a driver’s perspective and from a crew chief’s perspective on how to get both ends of the racetrack to feel similar or to feel good, so that makes it tough on all of us. When I first started, Texas had a lot of grip and was really fast and then right before the repave, it was kind of worn out and you’d slide around a little bit more. You could move around the racetrack, though, which was really cool. You could run low, you run middle, you could run high, and it was pretty fun how the place spread out. Now it seems like there’s one particular groove that you want to run in Turns 1 and 2 and one particular groove that you want to run in Turns 3 and 4, so it’s really tough to make speed and make passes. The mile-and-a-half package has been really good this year and I’m excited to get to Texas.”


Sheldon Creed and the No. 2 Whelen Engineering Chevrolet Camaro SS at Texas Motor Speedway... Sheldon Creed has made two career NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway, earning a best finish of seventh while driving the No. 2 Whelen Engineering Chevrolet last fall. The Alpine, California native also has six NASCAR Truck Series starts at the Fort Worth intermediate track, capturing the victory from the pole position in 2020.


Micro Mania... In addition to competing on the traditional 1.5-mile paved oval, Creed is taking to the dirt at the Lil' Texas Motor Speedway for the second annual Micro Mania. After practicing on Wednesday night and qualifying on Thursday evening, the 25-year-old will culminate his weekend with the main event on Saturday after the Xfinity Series race.


Playoff Points Check... Creed currently holds the eighth position in the Xfinity Series Playoff field with a four point advantage over the cutline. With two races remaining in the Round of 12, Creed is only 14 points behind fifth-place.


About Whelen Engineering... Whelen Engineering is a family-owned company with a pioneering spirit and a passion to protect the lives of those who protect and serve others. The company mission is to provide industry-defining safety solutions around the world, while creating a community of problem-solvers who are inspired to push boundaries and continue our legacy of delivering ground-breaking innovation. As a global leader in the emergency warning industry, Whelen has been trusted to perform since 1952, when George Whelen III invented the first rotating aviation beacon. Whelen now encompasses two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Connecticut and New Hampshire with over 750,000 square feet of engineering and manufacturing space and the largest design staff in the industry. Every part of every Whelen product is proudly designed and manufactured in America. We embrace quality as our foundation, we celebrate innovative engineering in every product we produce.



In year two of driving the No. 2 for Richard Childress Racing, how would you describe your progression over the course of the last two seasons?

“We have come a long way as a group on the No. 2 team. I felt like we started to hit our stride at the end of last season and started this year strong, but then we kind of fell off at the mid-year mark. But as we got into the final weeks of the regular season, we started to hit our stride once again. There are things we still need to work on to keep up with some of the other top guys who consistently run up front each week, but we've come a long way collectively. The main key, especially in the Playoffs, is to take what the car gives you and be smart with your moves. It can be frustrating at times to run eighth to 10th, but if that's where we are on certain days, that is where we need to finish."


Austin Hill and the No. 21 Global Industrial Chevrolet Camaro SS at Texas Motor Speedway... Austin Hill has made four career NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway, posting two top-five efforts while driving the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet in 2022. In last fall's event at the 1.5-mile intermediate oval, Hill qualified in ninth-place and finished in the runner-up position. The Winston, Georgia native also has 10 NASCAR Truck Series races on his resume at the Fort Worth, Texas track, earning three top-five and four top-10 finishes (best result of second in 2020).


Global Industrial Success... Two of Hill's four victories this season - at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Pocono Raceway - have come while carrying the Global Industrial colors. The Las Vegas win marked Hill's first career intermediate win in the Xfinity Series.


Two to Go in the Round of 12... Hill currently holds the fourth position in the Xfinity Series Playoff field with a 21 point advantage over the cutline. With two races remaining in the Round of 12, Hill is 18 points behind third-place.


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With Texas Motor Speedway having two different ends of the track, describe the racing action and what a driver needs out of the car to compete for the win.

“Texas Motor Speedway is a very unique racetrack. It's a totally different mile and a half than most of the intermediate tracks we go to. Turns 1 and 2 are really flat and wide, which leads itself to a lot of space where errors can be made especially when you are inside of another car. If someone gets tight on your door, it's a very easy spot for you to loop it around and back into the fence. Then on the other end of the track in Turns 3 and 4, you give it all you have. If you can hold it wide open in Turns 3 and 4, you probably have a really fast race car. You need a car that handles well in Turns 1 and 2 and then hang it out as much as you can in Turns 3 and 4. Personally I have always enjoyed racing at Texas and I feel like it's a place that has eluded me on both the Truck and Xfinity sides."


When Perris Auto Speedway fans show up for this Saturday’s Glenn Howard Classic featuring the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, driver “Shugah” Shane Sexton will feed them a piece of eye candy.  Known for flashy cars, he will be debuting a brand new GAS Chassis with one of the flashiest-looking graphics packages to ever grace the famous Riverside County half-mile.  Sensational colors, purple chrome chassis, and chrome decals will certainly make the car stand out.  The flashy car will help draw attention to new sponsors Bill’s Jerky and Hot Dog Kustoms.

Saturday’s race will be Sexton’s first at Perris since his frightening flip down the back straightaway on April 15.  In that crash, at times he was higher than the track billboards.  Amazingly, the GAS Chassis held up very well and it protected the driver.  However, the energy from the crash broke his back.  When he gets to The PAS on Saturday, he will have a new CASM seat mount that protects drivers in crashes (check out the team’s August press release for details).

Sexton was going to debut the gorgeous car last month, but the incoming Hurricane Hillary forced the track to cancel the race.  Since then, the happy-go-lucky racer has made one race driving Mike Schweitzer’s #41B in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series at the Bakersfield Speedway.  After winning his heat race there, the car blew the fuse to the starter relay knocking him out of the main event with one lap to go.

“Shugah” is pleased to welcome his new marketing partners and wants everyone to know about them.  Bill’s Jerky proprietor, Bill Silbermann, is a lifelong racer and his company produces the nation’s tastiest brisket jerky. To learn more about his delicious product or to make a purchase, please visit the company website at  In addition, Hot Dog Kustoms out of Temecula has joined forces with the team.  Pete “Hot Dog” Finlan has been in the painting industry since 1981.  He was the head painter of West Coast Choppers during the “Monster Garage” era.  You can check out his great work and contact him at  Be sure to let both of them know you heard about them through Shane Sexton’s racing efforts.

After Saturday, Sexton plans to stay busy through the end of the 2023 season making the final four USAC/CRA races of the year starting on October 14th at Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway.  He will return to Arizona on November 3 and 4th for the annual Western World Championships at the Cocopah Speedway.  One week later he will be at the season closer for the series at Perris Auto Speedway.  In addition, he will be looking to get in some laps in the late-season lightning sprint car races.  

For fans who want to see Sexton race the gorgeous new car on Saturday, spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00. Adult tickets are $30.00. For fans 65 years of age and older, it is $25.00. For kids six to 12 it is just $5.00 and children five and under are admitted free. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking. Advance tickets are available until 7:00 PM on Saturday night. They can be purchased online at or by calling 1-800-595-4849.  For fans who do not with to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of the Southern California Fair), one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway, and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions online, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

Sexton and the #74 team wish to extend their thanks to the following 2022 racing season partners.  Gas Chassis, Key Brothers Racing, Elite Powder Coating, Bill’s Jerky, Hot Dog Kustoms, Savage Racing, AG Sandcars, and Ron’s Tire and Brake.  If you would like to be a part of this fun, upcoming team and get exposure not only at the tracks but around the world on Flo Racing, please contact Shane Sexton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (619) 362-5921.

Shane Sexton 2023 Results

4-15-22               Perris Auto Speedway          POWRi Southwest Lightnings        2nd A Main

4-15-22               Perris Auto Speedway          USAC/CRA Sprint Cars                   20TH A Main

5-20-23               Bakersfield Speedway          California Lightning Sprint Cars      10th A Main

6-3-23                  Bakersfield Speedway          California Lightning Sprint Cars      17th A Main

9-9-23                  Bakersfield Speedway          California Lightning Sprint Cars      12th A Main

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Track; Texas Motor Speedway - Oval (1.5-Miles)
Race: Andy’s Frozen Custard 300; 200 Laps –45/45/110; 300 Miles
Date/Broadcast: September 23, 2023 2:30 PM/ CT (3:30 PM ET)
TV: USA Network, and the NBC Sports App
Radio: Performance Racing Network (PRN) - Check Local Listings for affiliate, and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 
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Jeb Burton – No. 27 Alsco Uniforms
Chevrolet Camaro SS Preview- Texas Motor Speedway

NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs; Round of 12
Position; 9 (-4)

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- Playoffs: The second round of the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs continues Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway for the Andy’s Frozen Custard 300. Entering the event Jeb Burton holds the 9th position in the playoff standings just four points back of the cutline after his 13th place finish in the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway one week ago. Two races remain before the Round of 8 cutoff.

- Practice; After technical inspection on Friday afternoon, Burton and the No. 27 Alsco Uniforms Chevrolet will take to the 1.5-mile Texas oval for the first time at 9:35 AM CT (10:35 AM ET) Saturday morning for a brief 20-minute practice session. Coverage of practice will air LIVE on the NBC Sports App.

– Starting Position; Directly after practice at 10:05 AM CT (11:05 AM ET), Burton will line up to qualify for his starting position in the Andy’s Frozen Custard 300. In 2023, intermediate-track qualifying would consist of a single round of single car qualifying for one lap. Burton will roll off 32nd for his qualifying laps based the Round of 12 playoff cars and positioning in the performance-based matrix factoring owner points, driver points, race finish, and fastest lap of the previous week. With 40 cars entered, two will miss the race. Coverage of qualifying will air LIVE the NBC Sports App.

– Texas Motor Speedway Stats; Saturday’s NXS Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 will mark Burton’s 11th NXS start at Texas Motor Speedway. In ten previous starts, Burton holds an average finish of 18.5 with a 93.8% lap completion rate completing 1818 laps of the possible 1939. With a total of 12 laps lead Burton has earned one Top-Five finish (March 2019), three Top-Ten finishes (March 2019, Nov. 2019, July 2020) and six Top-15 finishes.

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- Alsco Uniforms; Alsco Uniforms is a fifth-generation family-owned and -operated uniform company founded in 1889 and recognized by the prestigious Hohenstein Institute for having invented the uniform rental industry. Celebrating over 130 years of business, Alsco Uniforms provides uniform laundry services and other products that keep businesses clean and safe for all kinds of customers in the healthcare, automotive, industrial and hospitality industries. With more than 180 locations and 20,000 employees, Alsco Uniforms provides laundry rental services to over 355,000 customers in 14 countries, which makes Alsco Uniforms the largest uniform company in the world. Visit to learn more about how Alsco Uniforms is the industry’s best-kept secret.

Parker Retzlaff – No. 31 FUNKAWAY
Chevrolet Camaro SS Preview- Texas Motor Speedway

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- Practice; After technical inspection on Friday afternoon, Parker Retzlaff and the No. 31 FUNKAWAY Chevrolet will take to the 1.5-mile Texas oval for the first time at 9:35 AM CT (10:35 AM ET) Saturday morning for a brief 20-minute practice session. Coverage of practice will air LIVE on the NBC Sports App.

– Starting Position; Directly after practice at 10:05 AM CT (11:05 AM ET), Retzlaff and the NO. 31 team will line up to qualify for his starting position in the Andy’s Frozen Custard 300. In 2023, intermediate-track qualifying would consist of a single round of single car qualifying for one lap. Retzlaff will take to the track 24th for his qualifying laps based on positioning in the performance-based matrix factoring owner points, driver points, race finish, and fastest lap of the previous week. With 40 cars entered, two will miss the race. Coverage of qualifying will air LIVE the NBC Sports App.

Texas Motor Speedway StatsSaturday’s Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 will mark Retzlaff’s second start at the 1.5-mile Texas oval. During his debut in October of 2022, Retzlaff would qualify in the 23rd position and after making contact with another car on Lap-1 that would require repairs dropping him behind ten laps. At the conclusion of the 300-laps Retzlaff would be credited with the 21st position.

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- FUNKAWAY; Headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, FunkAway is a line of odor elimination products that removes the horrible effects of bad smells. Guaranteed to work on clothing, shoes, gear, pet products, car interiors and more, FunkAway allows customers to renew and refresh, rather than throw away. To learn more about FunkAway, visit and connect on Instagram and Facebook. #FUNKINFAST31\


TRICON Garage (TRICON) announced today that Sport Clips Haircuts has joined the team in a collaboration with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) for the upcoming NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) event at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. The longtime JGR partner will be featured on the No. 15 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro with driver Tanner Gray.

Sport Clips has been a proud partner of JGR for 15 seasons garnering success in both the Cup and Xfinity Series. The sports-themed haircutting franchise is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas and was established in 1993 with the mission of providing a championship haircut experience in an exciting sports environment. Sport Clips has more than 1,850 stores across the U.S. and Canada and is proud to be the only national hair care franchise with locations in all 50 U.S. states.

"We’re proud to expand our partnership with Coach Gibbs and welcome Sport Clips on board for Talladega,” said TRICON partner Johnny Gray. “Their brand has been a staple of our sport for several years, and we look forward to the opportunity of having Tanner build on the already rich racing history they’ve enjoyed in NASCAR.

In four full-time seasons of Truck Series competition, Gray has amassed 10 top-fives, 21 top-10s and one career pole award. In the series lone superspeedway race in 2023, the 24-year-old finished a season best second back in February at Daytona (Fla.) Int’l Speedway.

The Love’s RV Stop 250 at Talladega Superspeedway will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 30. Radio coverage will be provided by the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.


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