Niece Motorsports, a professional stock car racing team that competes in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, has signed female stock car race driver Angela Ruch for 12 races in the 2019 racing season.

Niece Motorsports, founded/owned by Al Niece, enters its third full season in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Al Niece is well-known in the industry, not only for his trucks and drivers, but as the only Marine Corps veteran NASCAR owner. Niece also owns Niece Equipment, which has a forty-year history providing water and fuel/lube trucks to the construction and mining industries.

“We are thrilled to welcome Angela Ruch into the Niece Motorsports family,” said Al Niece. “Angela’s had a strong start to the 2019 season, and we look forward to continuing that, starting in Texas. The team is excited to work with Angela and see what we can all accomplish together this year.”

Angela Ruch (Cope) is the third generation in the Cope family to enter into the car racing industry. She is following in the footsteps of her uncle Derrike Cope, who won the 1990 Daytona 500. Angela’s racing career can be traced back to when she started racing go-karts at the age of nine, where she won local poles and races.

For Niece Motorsports, Angela will compete in the following races:

  • Texas Motor Speedway - March 29, 2019
  • Kansas Speedway - May 10, 2019
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway - May 17, 2019
  • Texas Motor Speedway - June 7, 2019
  • Chicagoland Speedway - June 28, 2019
  • Kentucky Speedway - July 11, 2019
  • Pocono Raceway - July 27, 2019
  • Michigan International Speedway - August 10, 2019
  • Canadian Tire Motorsport Park - August 25, 2019
  • Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Sept 13, 2019
  • Talladega Superspeedway - Oct 12, 2019
  • Homestead-Miami Speedway - Nov 15, 2019

Along with racing, Angela is involved with her nephew’s charity organization, Give a Child a Voice, a 501c3 non-profit organization, dedicated to providing support to children dealing with bullying, life-threatening illnesses, or abuse. The organization was started by Angela’s teenage nephew, Eric Erdman, who is currently battling an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Angela has gone through her own set of challenges as she and her husband, Mike Ruch, decided to adopt after many attempts to conceive. On March 9, she became a mother, when she brought home her healthy newborn baby, King Knight Ruch. And in addition to motherhood, racing and family, Angela and Mike are set to debut a new TV series this spring called, “The Ruch Life,” an unscripted docu-series highlighting the ups and downs of balancing her career in racing, relationship with her husband, and her new endeavor as a mother.

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Denny Hamlin, who won the most recent Daytona 500 on a 2.5-mile track, is happy to be visiting NASCAR’s oldest and shortest Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series speedway this weekend.

In Hamlin’s view, .526-mile Martinsville Speedway features something else that’s short—the list of potential winners.

“There’s really five guys that are kind of up front in those races,” Hamlin says. “It doesn’t really change much from that.”

In fact, there are only eight active drivers who have won at Martinsville since 2011: Jimmie Johnson three times, Kyle Busch twice and Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch, Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer and Joey Logano once each.

Cup drivers will be using the new competition package at Martinsville with roughly 750 horsepower and increased downforce through the implementation of a larger spoiler, leading Hamlin to predict a possible track record due to higher cornering speeds.

But Hamlin doesn’t expect the new rules to change the list of contenders for the coveted grandfather clock trophy.

“It doesn’t really matter what the package is,” Hamlin said. “You always continue to kind of race against the same guys. I think there’s a technique there. Sometimes somebody different will hit it and be in contention, but ultimately, it seems like the race winners are all the same group.”

All told, Hamlin has five victories at the track. Johnson has nine wins, most among active drivers, but he hasn’t finished better than 12th since picking up his ninth victory in the fall race of 2016.

 

JOHNNY SAUTER: THE SECRET TO MARTINSVILLE IS HARD TO EXPLAIN

Like Denny Hamlin, Johnny Sauter has an exceptional record at Martinsville Speedway, with four victories and a pole in 22 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts at the .526-mile short track.

Sauter and Hamlin feature similar backgrounds, learning their craft on asphalt short tracks, but beyond that, Sauter is at a loss to explain why certain drivers excel at Martinsville and others never solve the mystery of one of NASCAR’s most enigmatic venues.

“I think for a lot of us, it’s similar to what we grew up doing,” Sauter said on Friday during a question-and-answer session with reporters at the speedway. “Our background has been around this kind of racing, or this type of atmosphere or whatever you want to call it.

“I know it is for me. I’ve always been partial to short tracks. It’s fun. I’ve been fortunate to win at mile-and-a-half’s and Daytona and all those places, but when you win here, you feel like it’s a big feather in your cap.

“But to answer your question, I don’t know. Me, personally, I think it’s about equipment and that feel you’re looking for as a driver—and I seem to get it sometimes.”

Sauter was eighth fastest in Friday’s final Truck Series practice, but his strength at the speedway typically manifests itself in long-run speed.

 

CLINT BOWYER LOOKS FOR ANOTHER JUMP-START AT MARTINSVILLE

When Clint Bowyer won last year’s spring race at Martinsville Speedway, it was the perfect antidote to a disappointing debut season at Stewart-Haas Racing.

Five races into the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Bowyer is looking for another rally, after an overheating issue at Auto Club Speedway (Fontana, Calif.) left him 38th in the Auto Club 400 and 15th in the series standings.

NASCAR’s shortest track may be the ideal venue for Bowyer, whose win last year followed several impressive at the .526-mile speedway.

“I’ve felt like I’m someone that’s capable of winning at Martinsville for several years,” Bowyer said. “It felt good to finally check that box. When I look at race tracks, that was always one that I said, ‘Damn it. I can win at that place.’ And we finally did.”

With another victory at Martinsville, Bowyer would earn another grandfather clock trophy to go with the last year’s prize, but the way the driver of the No. 14 Ford sees it, that might be a mixed blessing.

“It’s super cool,” Bowyer added. “But it’s a pain in the ass. I’m not lying. It dings and chimes and stuff, but it’s a good reminder of that day and what we accomplished that day.”

Richmond Raceway (Richmond) hosted Matt DiBenedetto, driver of the No. 95 Toyota Camry for Leavine Family Racing, at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach, Va. on Thursday to promote the upcoming TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. DiBenedetto also visited Charles Barker Toyota to show his appreciation to Toyota owners and fans as well as Toyota employees.

DiBenedetto started his day at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center where he met some new friends with the aquarium’s group of harbor seals, Hector, Piper, and Rudder. Virginia Aquarium staff showed DiBenedetto the extensive training each seal goes through. DiBenedetto was able to get up close and personal to pet the seals and even got a kiss. Lastly, DiBenedetto received a special gift from Piper who painted a canvas with his favorite color.

DiBenedetto ended his day at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center being the “Volunteer for a Day” in the Chesapeake Bay Aquarium Touch Pool. Outfitted in a volunteer shirt, hat, and “Volunteer in Training” badge, he assisted groups of school children and families handle horseshoe crabs and other animals who live in the touch pool. DiBenedetto’s last stop was The Adventure Park, which is a full ropes course in the trees near the aquarium. He was fitted with a harness to climb a portion of the course to see the views as jets from nearby Naval Air Station Oceana flew overhead.

“It was fun promoting the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 in Virginia Beach, especially now that I'm back with Toyota Racing,” said Matt DiBenedetto, driver of the No. 95 Toyota Camry for Leavine Family Racing. “Richmond is obviously a short track, and it's one of my favorite places to go on the circuit. The Toyota Spring Race Weekend has a lot going on with a lot of great events for the fans. I can't wait to get to Richmond for the TOYOTA OWNERS 400.”

DiBenedetto’s final stop was a meet and greet with fans and staff at Charles Barker Toyota in Virginia Beach. He signed autographs and took pictures with a group of fans who made the trip to meet their favorite driver. He also went through the service department to meet with employees and sign autographs. DiBenedetto ended his time at the dealership by taking photos with Richmond Raceway’s Toyota Camry pace car with Toyota employees.

DiBenedetto will return to Virginia for the Toyota Spring Race Weekend at Richmond on April 12-13. For more information and tickets, visit richmondraceway.com. For more information on Richmond Raceway Military Appreciation Program presented by Dominion Energy, visit richmondraceway.com/military.

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JR Motorsports’ Zane Smith and Kaulig Racing’s Justin Haley will participate in the fourth annual Pocono Raceway College Tour. Smith will visit the University of Scranton on April 2 and Centenary University on April 3. Haley, who participated in last year’s College Tour, will visit Kutztown University on April 9 and East Stroudsburg University on April 10.

The Raceway works directly with Marketing, Business, Sport Management students, and club organizations at each university. These students participate in a multi-part competition with a focus on areas of marketing, data collection through surveys and event planning to plan a “Pocono Raceway Day on Campus.” During the visits to campus, NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers Smith and Haley will interact with students, learn how sport venues promote their events, take part in media interviews and meet with university officials. Students are in charge of planning the day and the events the drivers will participate in on campus. (Note: Media members will be issued advisories with a more defined driver schedule, as well as media availability times, prior to their respective College Tour stops.)

Pocono Raceway will determine the winner of the 2019 Pocono Raceway College Tour based on their performance in the multi-part competition. The winning group of students club will receive a VIP experience at the Pocono Green 250 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons NXS race on Saturday, June 1, as well as $500 toward their club, university or choice of charitable organization. Past winners include East Stroudsburg University’s Sport Management Club (2018) and Kutztown University’s Sport and Leisure Management Club (2017 and 2016.)

The college students in attendance at these events will also have the opportunity to learn about ID.me, a verification system that allows students exclusive pricing to events at Pocono Raceway and a host of other special offers. Interested students can learn more about the ID.me discount by visiting www.poconoraceway.com/college.

The 2019 schedule at Pocono Raceway includes two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, a NTT IndyCar Series race and The Great Pocono Raceway Air Show. One NASCAR Xfinity Series, one NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and two ARCA Menards Series races are also on the calendar for this summer at ‘The Tricky Triangle.’ For tickets, visit www.poconoraceway.com or call 1-800-RACEWAY (1-800-722-3929).

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Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) announced today that Ford Performance driver Ty Majeski (@TyMajeski) will compete in a limited ARCA Menards Series schedule beginning with Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in May.

Majeski, a Midwest short track standout will compete in five of the remaining 18 ARCA races driving the team’s No. 22 Ford Fusion.

In addition to Charlotte, Majeski will also race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in June followed by Michigan International Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway and the season-finale at Kansas Speedway in October.

“This is a great opportunity from Chad Bryant Racing,” offered Majeski. “They are certainly sticking their neck out for me and I appreciate it and I’m more than ready for Charlotte.”

A native of Seymour, Wisc., Majeski has long been considered one of the stoutest stock car talents of the past decade with four ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Model championships and triumphs in prestigious events like the World Series of Asphalt, Florida Governor’s Cup, Oktoberfest 200 and the Rattler 250.

From the short track scene, Majeski ran a limited ARCA schedule from 2016 – 2017 before being elevated to a 12-race NASCAR Xfinity Series campaign in 2018. In nine ARCA starts, Majeski earned two top-five and seven top-10 finishes, including a career-best second place finish at Kansas Speedway in 2017 driving for Cunningham Motorsports, the predecessor of Chad Bryant Racing.

Veteran ARCA and former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship crew chief Paul Andrews will lead Majeski’s efforts.

“We’re very excited to welcome Ty Majeski to Chad Bryant Racing,” said team principal Chad Bryant. “Ty came to Cunningham Motorsports in 2016 and got off to a fast start and did some amazing things in a short amount of time.

“Ty may be driving under a new team name, but a lot of the fundamentals from his time at Cunningham Motorsports are still in place today. I expect him and Paul (Andrews) to pick up where they left off and be an asset to our two-car program throughout the 2019 season.”

Majeski added that the team’s goals are set high, but they’ll have five chances to pull it off and he believes his stock car experience will be an asset to the program.

“Our goals are set pretty high and I’m excited to get going,” explained Majeski. “We try to plan on getting to Victory Lane. I think the equipment is capable of it and Paul is a great crew chief.

“We will have fives time to do it. I believe my previous ARCA experience and my time in the Xfinity Series last year will certainly be a benefit and I hope that we can put together the results that we’re proud of.”

Sponsorship for Majeski’s effort will be announced at a later date.

Majeski, 24, is sharing the No. 22 Ford Fusion ride with newcomer Corey Heim who will make his speedway debut at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway on July 26 in the Pocono ARCA 150.

For more on Ty Majeski, please like him on Facebook (Ty Majeski Racing) and follow him on Instagram (@tymajeski_) and Twitter (@TyMajeski).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) and follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace). Also, visit the new ChadBryantRacing.com.

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Even JTG Daugherty Racing's Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate, Ryan Preece, can appreciate the irony. For a young talented driver renowned for his short track background and expertise, his best showing so far this year is a top-10 in the Daytona 500 on the sport’s most famous superspeedway.

Preece, 28, is genuinely optimistic, however, to feature those skills that helped him rise in the stock car ranks when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races Sunday in the STP 500 (at 2 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Martinsville Speedway half-miler.

This is Preece’s wheelhouse, as they say.

He already owns a Martinsville grandfather clock trophy from a win there in 2008 – the first of 22 victories in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour – a series the Connecticut native won the championship in (2013).

“It’s what most of us that come through the ranks grow up doing," Preece said of short track racing. “Heavy braking, getting the car turned, being able to drive off the corner, pick the throttle up as quick as possible. It’s something that I’m used to doing."

“These mile-and-a-halves, that’s just a different package where you’re on the throttle so much, it’s kind of outside the nature of what I’m used to doing. Kind of going to a place like Martinsville, and I would say even the next few races, it’s going to be very familiar to what my background is.

“It makes me very optimistic. Obviously if you look back at JTG’s runs with AJ [Allmendinger] and even Chris [Buescher] last year, they ran really well. It makes me very excited to go there this weekend."

Allmendinger, who previously drove the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet Camaro that Preece now drives, had five top-10 finishes in 10 Martinsville races with the team between 2014-2018, including a best showing of runner-up in the spring of 2016.

Six of Preece’s 17 career top-10 finishes in the Xfinity Series have come on tracks one-mile or shorter, including wins at Iowa Speedway (2017) and Bristol Motor Speedway (2018).

Even with his particular background and place atop the current Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings, he insisted this week he is at best cautiously optimistic about his Martinsville Monster Energy Series debut. It’s a careful balance of managing expectations and carrying confidence.

“Man, the expectations?" he said. “It’s hard to say without being there or running there with the team. I mean, my expectations when I go to a short track are to be a contender. Really at this point, it’s to have a really smooth weekend, run top-10 most of the day. If we can get a top-five, that would be fantastic.

“Definitely short tracks like Martinsville, Bristol, New Hampshire, those are kind of in my wheelhouse. It’s something I’ve been doing for a long time. When it comes to the restarts and all those moments of being aggressive, it’s something that I enjoy doing.

“As far as what I expect, I expect that we should show really well and at least be running top-10 and hopefully get a top-five by the end of the weekend."

There should certainly be a good vibe at Martinsville for Preece. His success there initially put him on the map for NASCAR teams searching for young, untapped talent.

He acknowledged, however, his short track debut in NASCAR’s big leagues will be a definitive new test. The hard-nosed, bumper-on-you style that has long characterized this form of exciting full-contact racing will be a brand new arc on Preece’s learning curve. But, he said this week, he feels absolutely ready for it.

“I’ve never been anybody who really wants to put a bumper to someone," Preece said. “I always try to find a way around them without doing that.

“At the end of the day, I think we all just look for respect. You’re going to race somebody the way they race you. I’m going to fully intend on going into the weekend just like I would a Modified [race], that’s finding a way around without using them up.

“At the end of the day, as long as we’re respectful to others, I believe you get respect back. That’s kind of how I’m going to approach it. I don’t fully intend on going there and smashing people."

The style and philosophy has certainly worked for Preece, who leads the Sunoco Rookie standings for fourth time in the season’s opening five weeks. He’s ranked 25th overall, tops among the four-driver 2019 rookie class with one top-10 (his Daytona 500 debut). He was involved in wrecks at both Atlanta and Phoenix but responded last week with a solid 23rd-place effort at Fontana, Calif.

In six years, Preece has made 67 starts in either the Xfinity or Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but had the chance previously to run only a single full season – the 2016 Xfinity Series schedule for team JD Motorsports.

So the encouraging start to 2019 says a lot about Preece’s natural ability, but also about his huge drive to make good on this opportunity.

“It’s nice," Preece said of leading the rookie standings. “It’s showing that we’re right there. But Daniel [Hemric], he’s shown a lot of speed, especially during the West Coast Swing. That’s something we addressed in the meetings yesterday.

“Our goal at the beginning of the year was to make the Playoffs. We’re kind of in a hole right now because of Atlanta and because of Phoenix. It’s really put us behind.

“We just really need to turn it around and get to where the 37 is running and hopefully sneak in some top-10s and be up front. It’s definitely not from a lack of effort. Hopefully we can turn things around and really fight these guys."

Hulman & Company President and CEO Mark Miles announced today that veteran sports executive Casey Lane will be named chief revenue officer for Hulman Motorsports. Lane's portfolio will include sponsorship sales and servicing alongside licensing for the NTT IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

"Casey's track record of measurable and impressive success in partnership sales and integration perfectly matches the job description and opportunities laid before him here at Hulman Motorsports," Miles said. "We believe he can effectively leverage existing and recently announced partnerships, further increase integration with our new broadcast partner and harness the brand power and impact of the NTT IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway to produce new and lasting partnerships across our enterprise." 

Lane joins Hulman Motorsports after nearly a decade of leadership experience at Professional Bull Riders, LLC, most recently serving as senior vice president of partnership marketing following a term as vice president of corporate partnerships. He led a team that managed all partnership business at PBR, successfully building comprehensive relationships that spanned across television and digital properties, from league categories to promoter venues and beyond. As VP of corporate partnerships, he successfully struck significant sponsorship and advertising deals with major brands, many of whom currently maintain relationships with both PBR and recognized motorsports properties.  

"I'm extremely excited to join the team at Hulman Motorsports and begin working with partners and stakeholders to maximize existing relationships and create new opportunities across the paddock," Lane said. "The NTT IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are two unique and powerful brands with storied legacies and impressive reach that can connect with companies and consumers in compelling ways." 

An incoming priority for Lane will be the continued seamless integration of new partnerships, including NTT's series entitlement sponsorship, Gainbridge's Indianapolis 500 presenting sponsorship and Speedway LLC's fuel and convenience store partnership. Additional priorities will include accelerating the collaborative sales relationship between the NTT IndyCar Series and NBC Sports, attracting new sponsors for key properties and building relationships that transfer mutual benefits to teams and promoters.       

Lane's work at Hulman Motorsports begins Monday, April 22. 

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Parker Guldin is moving on up. The 22-year-old Fleetwood, PA racer will be racing in the highly competitive NASCAR Sportsman ranks at Grandview Speedway.

After spending his first season of competition racing at South Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway and winning a couple of features he is ready to take on challenges at his hometown track, something he has always wanted to do.

“I am really excited,” said Guldin who works for one of his sponsors, Deka Battery, as a truck driver.

“We have a 2012 Teo with a crate 602 motor ready to go. We really know what we are doing this season. We have learned from our mistakes.”

The Saturday, March 30th practice session at Grandview Speedway will be his first outing. The crew, which includes his dad, brother Spencer and his sister’s boyfriend Adam, has been putting in a lot of hours to make sure all is ready for the practice and for their season opener on April 6th when the Sportsman are the second part of the VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Money Maker Memorial which will feature the Big Blocks against the Small Blocks with $7,500 going to the winner of the 50-lap main event and $1,000 to take feature green flag.

The Sportsman will race for $750 to win with each feature qualifier getting $125.

Sponsorship for their season will come from Deka Batteries, Penny’s Shear Heaven (his mom’s beauty business), and Schadler’s Garage & Towing along with East Penn Podiatry along with a few others. Mom, Penny, a long time top notch scorer at Grandview in the past, will be the chief cheerleader since Parker has no time for a girlfriend and “does not believe in marriage”.

Parker said, “We want to make our first season racing at Grandview a good one. This is my dream.

The March 30th practice starts at noon and is open free-to-the-public. The sessions always draw a large number of competitors representing a variety of racing divisions.

Practice day is also a great day for fans to come out and pick their seat for the season starting at 10 a.m. or purchase a season ticket for just $350 and pick a seat. The season pass covers all the Saturday events from the start of the season through the Freedom 76 Classic on September 21st.

Teams planning to take part in the VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Money Maker Memorial on April 6th are asked to fill out W-2 forms, available under rules and forms at www.grandviewspeedway.com, in advance. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. on April 6th with a drivers meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. and a drawing for positions at 5:30 p.m.

Those wishing to register for the Rogers Memorial, there is no license required and no entry fee, can do that by telephoning or texting Tina Rogers at 484.256.4375. Please include name and contact information. All info can be found on the track website. An early entry could very well gain exposure for the team and their sponsors.

For the second year in a row adult admission will be $28 while youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5. Kids under six are admitted FREE. Pit fee is $35. The rain date is set for Saturday, April 13th.

Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay track, is located on Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA, just off Route 100, ten miles north of Pottstown. For information check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

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After the heartbreak of missing the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway last month, CR7 Motorsports has tapped Doug George to lead the team ahead of Saturday’s Martinsville 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway with driver Codie Rohrbaugh.

George, a longtime NASCAR veteran crew chief joins CR7 with a wealth of knowledge and a winning history – a valuable asset to the Mooresville, N.C.-based team.

Rohrbaugh an accomplished short track racer from Petersburg, West Virginia looks to impress with George at his side in his first NGOTS race of 2019.

“Daytona was tough, but that’s history and we’re focused forward,” said Rohrbaugh. “We’re excited to have Doug join the team and be a strength to our growing operation.

“I’m eager to get to Martinsville and some good ole’ short track racing and put our No. 9 Grant County Mulch Chevrolet Silverado in contention for a strong finish.” In two NGOTS starts last season, Rohrbaugh made his series’ debut at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, another short track where he successfully qualified into the field before charging to a respectable and career-best 16th place run.

This weekend, the 25-year-old hopes for more of the same with the leadership of George and general manager Mark Huff.

“We have some really smart guys on this team with a lot of heart and dedication,” added Rohrbaugh. “It’s our goal to go to Martinsville this weekend and have a solid recovery and get some momentum for our next race at Texas Motor Speedway next weekend.”

When it comes to Martinsville, Rohrbaugh has been studying film and participating in iRacing events to help him prepare for his third career series start.

“I know Martinsville is a rhythm track,” Rohrbaugh sounded. “We need to find our footing during practice on Friday and then work on that for qualifying and the race on Saturday. I’d say if we can come out of Martinsville with a top-15 finish, that’d feel like a win for us.”

Following Martinsville, CR7 Motorsports plans to compete at Texas Motor Speedway before returning to the ARCA Menards Series next month for the General Tire 200 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on Apr. 26.

In 19 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 including at Kansas Speedway (Oct. 2018).

Marketing partnership(s) opportunities are available for the No. 7 Grant County Mulch Chevrolet and No. 9 Grant County Mulch Ford for the 2019 ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Gander 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 TrüNorth™ Global 250 (250 laps| 131.5 miles) is the fourth of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Mar. 22 from 1:05 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 3:05 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., Mar. 23 beginning at 10:40 a.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 2:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).

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