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Seven-time and reigning USAC Silver Crown driving champion Kody Swanson will attempt to extend his all-time record of series titles to eight in 2023 in a combined team effort between Kevin Doran and Dan Binks.
Swanson’s route to the 2021-22 Silver Crown championships came via a split effort between Doran Racing on pavement and Dyson Racing on dirt. This year’s combo will put the Kingsburg, Calif. driver under the same roof with a single team for the full season on both dirt and pavement, a scenario Swanson hasn’t been in since competing full-time for Nolen Racing in 2020.
Doran Binks Racing will be based at Doran Racing’s headquarters in Lebanon, Ohio, and will sport primary sponsorship from Mission Foods, the leading producer of tortillas in the United States and the manufacturer of a variety of authentic Mexican products. Glenn Farms will be the team’s associate sponsor and the cars will return to the 77, which Swanson utilized with the team during his 2021 championship season.
Doran Binks Racing plans to compete in all 14 USAC Silver Crown races in 2023. As a seven-time champion, Swanson’s 37 victories make him the winningest driver in the history of this series.
Swanson, a native of Kingsburg, Calif., who now lives in Indianapolis, won three races on the way to the 2022 USAC Silver Crown title.  In August, he beat his own world speed record for a traditional USAC Silver Crown car with a speed of 146.699 miles per hour during qualifying at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill.
“I'm excited about this year and the season ahead,” Swanson exclaimed.  “This is a tremendous opportunity to work together with some great friends and talented racers and do it all out of the same building. I'm thankful for the chance to partner with the Mission brand and hope to represent an iconic company well while competing for wins and championships.”
While Swanson has already cemented himself among the USAC greats throughout his career, Doran and Binks are both legends in endurance sports car racing.
Doran has won the Rolex 24 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway as a crew chief, a team member, a team manager, a car owner and even as a car manufacturer.  Prior to fielding cars under Doran Racing, he had many victories with the late Al Holbert, a five-time IMSA Camel GT champion; the MOMO Ferrari team, and Doran Lista Racing.
Binks, of Brighton, Mich., was the crew chief for Corvette Racing’s factory sports car team for nearly 20 years.  Under his direction, the team won the 24 Hours of Le Mans six times and numerous IMSA championships.
Prior to becoming one of the most recognizable faces of Corvette Racing, Binks won IMSA GTU races with a Mazda RX-7 with various drivers, enjoying great success in Trans Am and even was a crew chief for Roush Fenway Racing in NASCAR.
The USAC Silver Crown series opens with the 20th running of the Sumar Classic on Sunday, April 16, at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.

The 2023 season at Shadybowl Speedway kicks off on Sunday, April 2 with Cabin Fever.  Once again, the Wooten Automotive & Towing Modifieds join CRA and the Vores Compact Touring Series on the card with the $1,500 to win Modified Challenge.

Former Midwest Modifieds Tour winner Brad Yelton is entered for Sunday’s race, making the short trip over from Bellefontaine for a chance at $1500.  Aaron Timmerman is also entered, having won big money in the Summer Sizzler Modified race at New Paris Speedway (IN) last season.

Multi-time Vores Compact Touring Series champion Gary Eaton Jr. jumps into a Modified for Sunday’s race.  Austin Eaton joins him as well, having won his first Modified race at Shadybowl last season.

Former Midwest Modifieds Tour champion Bob Sibila has filed his entry.  Fort Wayne, IN’s Robbie Drummond is the only driver from outside the state of Ohio entered.

The full entry list can be found below.

Modifieds have played a part of Cabin Fever since the event was first moved to Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in 2013.  Scott Coe, Derrick Griffin, Kyle Purvis and Blake Rowe won Cabin Fever Modified races at IRP, then-sanctioned by the Midwest Modifieds Tour.

Cabin Fever was moved to Shadybowl Speedway for the first time last season, with the Modified race being sanctioned by the track.  Jerry Stapleton took the win in 2022.

Saturday, April 1 will serve as an open practice day for all teams, with rotating practice scheduled from 2:00-6:00.  Pit gates open at 11:00am Saturday.

Fans who wish to attend the Cabin Fever 75 from Shadybowl Speedway can get tickets at the gate on Sunday, April 2nd. Grandstands open at Noon ET with racing beginning at 2:00 PM ET. Racing alongside the Wooten Automotive & Towing Modifieds are the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman, Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks, and Vores Compact Touring Series.

ShadyBowl Speedway PR

This weekend at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, Ross Chastain will climb behind the wheel of the No. 1 Jockey® Made in America Collection Chevrolet Camaro.

The eighth-generation watermelon farmer will pilot the red-white-and blue Jockey paint scheme for the first time this year.


The 30-year-old driver enters Richmond first in the point standings after a fourth-place finish last weekend at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The race had a wild ending with several cautions plaguing the final laps. Chastain recovered from spinning in the closing laps to secure his third consecutive top-five at the Texas road course.

“Being first in the points is good, but it is a long season so it's important to keep our focus on the race each week and not get ahead of ourselves," said Chastain who finished runner-up in the point standings last season.

The Jockey partnership with Trackhouse began last year and was the first such team sponsorship in the 147-year history of the apparel brand. At the core of the partnership was the launch of the brand’s Made in America* Collection – an effort aimed at delivering premium quality product, support reshoring American manufacturing jobs, supporting families and farmers in local communities, and providing a more sustainable option for American consumers. 

Jockey will appear two additional times in 2023 as the primary sponsor of Chastain’s No. 1 Chevrolet - Dover (Del.) Motor Speedway on April 30 and at Michigan Speedway in Brooklyn on Aug. 6. 

Chastain will be making his ninth Cup Series start at Richmond this weekend. He has a best finish of seventh at the Virginia track. Last fall at Richmond, he qualified on the outside pole.


A few weeks ago, Chastain returned to the site of his "Hail Melon" move at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and took photos in a Jockey t-shirt.


Fox Sports 1 will broadcast Sunday's race at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

*Socks and the Everyday Tee in the Jockey Made in America collection are made in USA with imported material.

Ross Chastain at Martinsville Speedway in Jockey Shirt


2023 Standings



Ross Chastain, Driver of the No. 1 Jockey Made in America Chevrolet

What do you expect this weekend at Richmond?

“We are running a little bit different package this weekend compared to Richmond last year. It'll be our second short track this season so I'll be curious to see how everything shakes out. I've been working in the simulator and my guys have been working hard on the set up. We'll have a short time for practice and hopefully we qualify well which is huge. I qualified second there last fall which is big because it doesn't take cars long to go a lap down there under green flag.”


How do you feel about having the points lead again?


“Having the point lead is nice and obviously means we are doing something right. But it is such a long season and you can't rest on that because every week, every driver and team are getting better and better. I've certainly come a long way in my career where I dreamed of running well (laughs). Having the points lead is a good morale booster for everyone at Trackhouse but it doesn't change the focus we have each week to do well.”


Chastain Notes

  • 2023 marks Chastain's third full-time Cup Series season. The Chevrolet driver's first Cup Series start occurred in 2017.
  • In 2022, Chastain won his first career Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on March 27 and his second at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on April 24.
  • The Chevrolet driver finished second in the season ending championship standings.
  • Voted 2022 National Motorsports Press Association's Driver of the Year.
  • Known for the "Hail Melon" move at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway that has garnered over 225 million views and 1.2B impressions.
  • Moose car from Martinsville topped all diecasts in sales for 2022.
  • Chastain owns 197 Xfinity Series starts with two wins (Las Vegas in Sept. 2018, and Daytona in July 2019), 23 top-five and 49 top-10 finishes. 
  • The Florida native has 100 Craftsman Truck Series starts with four wins, three earned in 2019, and one in 2022 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, 19 top-five and 44 top-10 finishes. 
  • Chastain joined Trackhouse Racing for the 2022 season after Chip Ganassi Racing was acquired last off season by Justin Marks.
  • Chastain has driven for Premium Motorsports, Spire Motorsports and Roush Fenway Racing in the Cup Series before his first full-time season in 2021.

Trackhouse Racing PR

Tim Knavish, PPG president and chief executive officer, will serve as the honorary Victory Lane Trophy Presenter among the key dignitary roles for Sunday’s PPG 375 NTT INDYCAR SERIES race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Knavish has spent more than three decades with PPG in various executive roles and was named the company’s president and CEO on Jan. 1.
He previously served as PPG’s Chief Operating Officer before the company announced this past October that the Pittsburgh native would succeed Chairman and CEO Michael McGarry in the role of CEO at the outset of the current year. McGarry, who served as CEO since 2015, moved into the role of Executive Chairman.
Knavish will have the honor of presenting the winner of the PPG 375 (11:15 a.m. CT, TV: NBC and Peacock, Radio: INDYCAR Radio Network, SiriusXM) with the PPG 375 trophy
PPG also will honor two of its business partners by designating them for the other primary dignitary roles. Darren Huggins, Berkshire Hathaway National Collision Director will be the Grand Marshal and provide the start command. DK Painting owner Danny Katave will serve as the Honorary Starter and wave the green flag to commence the PPG 375, the second race of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season.
Dignitaries list for the PPG 375 NTT INDYCAR SERIES race:
·    Grand Marshal: Berkshire Hathaway National Collision Director Darren Huggins.
·    Honorary Starter: DK Painting owner Danny Katave.
·    Victory Lane Trophy Presenter: PPG president and chief executive officer Tim Knavish.
·    National Anthem: Kate Cowling of Paradise, Texas.
·    Invocation: Bret Shisler of Texas Alliance Raceway Ministries.
·    Color Guard: Grapevine Police Department.
Dignitaries for Saturday’s SPEEDYCASH.COM 250 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race:
·    Grand Marshal: Community Choice Financial President Bill Baker.
·    Honorary Starter: Community Choice Financial Senior Vice President of Marketing Raechel Peters.
·    National Anthem: Paige Johnsey of Sardis, Ark.
·    Victory Lane Trophy Presenter: Community Choice Financial Chief Executive Officer Kyle Hanson.
·    Invocation: Bret Shisler of Texas Alliance Raceway Ministries.
·    Color Guard: Grapevine Police Department.
Texas Motor Speedway’s 2023 events schedule consists of everything from the April 1-2 NTT INDYCAR SERIES/NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series doubleheader and the Sept. 23-24 NASCAR Playoffs weekend, car shows and competitions and the Ducks Unlimited Expo, the four-day Hwy 30 Music Fest and Bandas y Trocas Hispanic concert and truck show, and then wrapping up the year with the family-favorite and speedway tradition Gift of Lights holiday light show.
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“We are pleased that the National Motorsports Appeals Panel agreed that Hendrick Motorsports violated the rule book. However, we are disappointed that the entirety of the penalty was not upheld. A points penalty is a strong deterrent that is necessary to govern the garage following rule book violations, and we believe that it was an important part of the penalty in this case and moving forward. We will continue to inspect and officiate the NASCAR garage at the highest level of scrutiny to ensure a fair and level playing field for our fans and the entire garage.”


“We are grateful to the National Motorsports Appeals Panel for their time and attention,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “Today’s outcome reflects the facts, and we’re pleased the panel did the right thing by overturning the points penalty. It validated our concerns regarding unclear communication and other issues we raised. We look forward to focusing on the rest of our season, beginning with this weekend’s race at Richmond (Raceway).”

Hendrick Motorsports PR

The National Motorsports Appeals Panel today heard and considered an appeal of an L2 penalty issued on March 15, 2023 to team owner Rick Hendrick, drivers Kyle Larson, William Byron and Alex Bowman and crew chiefs Cliff Daniels, Rudy Fugle, Blake Harris and Alan Gustafson in the NASCAR Cup Series.

The penalty concerns the following sections of the 2023 NASCAR Rule Book: Section 6.1 Time/Manner/Location; 14.1.C,D&Q Overall Assembled Vehicle Rules; Radiator Duct. The penalties issued were the loss of 100 championship owner points and 10 Playoff points to the Nos. 5, 9, 24 and 48; the loss of 100 championship driver points and 10 Playoff points to Larson, Byron and Bowman; and a $100,000 fine and four-race suspension to Daniels, Fugle, Harris and Gustafson.

Upon hearing the testimony, the decisions of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel are:

  1. That the Appellants violated the Rule(s) set forth in the Penalty Notice.
  2. That the Panel amends the original Penalty assessed by NASCAR to read:
  3.     $100,000 fine and 4-race suspension for Cliff Daniels, Rudy Fugle, Alan Gustafson and Blake Harris.
  4.     No loss of NASCAR Cup Series Championship Team Owner and Driver points or Team Owner and Driver Playoff points.

The Appeals Panel members for this hearing:

  • Mr. Kelly Housby
  • Mr. Dixon Johnston
  • Mr. Bill Lester

The Appellants have the right to appeal the decision of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer in accordance with the NASCAR Rule Book.


NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: Toyota Owners 400

The Place: Richmond Raceway

The Date: Sunday, April 2

The Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

The Purse: $7,529,485

TV: FS1, 2 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 300 miles (400 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 70),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 230), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 400)


NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: ToyotaCare 250

The Place: Richmond Raceway

The Date: Saturday, April 1

The Time: 1 p.m. ET

The Purse: $1,721,030

TV: FS1, 12 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 187.5 miles (250 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 75),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 150), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 250)



Next Race: 250

The Place: Texas Motor Speedway

The Date: Saturday, April 1

The Time: 4:30 p.m. ET

The Purse: $710,218

TV: FS1, 3:30 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 250.2 miles (167 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 77),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 122), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 167)


NASCAR Cup Series


Five different winners in first six NASCAR Cup Series races in 2023

Off to a fast start, the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season has seen five different winners from five different organizations this season – JTG Daugherty Racing’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Daytona), Richard Childress Racing’s Kyle Busch (Fontana), Hendrick Motorsports’ William Byron (Las Vegas, Phoenix), Team Penske’s Joey Logano (Atlanta) and last weekend’s victor 23XI Racing’s Tyler Reddick (Austin). The only repeat winner this season has been the opportunistic William Byron, who was able to grab both of his wins on the heels of late race cautions and overtime restarts at Las Vegas and Phoenix. Now, the highly-competitive series heads to historic 0.75-mile Richmond Raceway for the seventh race of the season, the Toyota Owners 400, on Sunday, April 2 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio for some good old short track racing.


In addition to a bevy of different winners this season, through six races the NASCAR Cup Series has produced an average of 11.33 lap leaders per race; which is the seventh-most in the Modern Era (1972-2023); behind the 2011 (13.0), 2014 (12.5), 2010 (12.0), 2022 (12.0), 1989 (11.7), and 2007 (11.5) seasons. In total, 30 different drivers have led laps in the first six races of the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season, led by Hendrick Motorsports driver Kyle Larson with 270 laps led (20.22% of the total 1,335 laps run this season).


The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season has also produced an average margin of victory of 1.111-seconds through six races; with three events finishing with a margin of victory under a second. Four of the first six NASCAR Cup Series races this season have resulted in overtime finishes (Daytona, Las Vegas, Phoenix and COTA).


Plus, this season has produced 369 Green Flag Passes for the Lead in the first six points-paying races of the year (Daytona 204 GFPL, Fontana 35 GFPL, Las Vegas 22 GFPL, Phoenix 14 GFPL, Atlanta 73 GFPL, COTA 21 GFPL) – second-most through the first six races of a season since the Loop Data statistic was initially tabulated in 2007 (last 17 seasons); just behind the 2022 season with 378 GFPL.


Reddick adds name to Playoffs / Allstar lists with COTA victory

Fifth different winner this season was 23XI Racing’s Tyler Reddick last weekend at the Circuit of The America’s, his fourth career NASCAR Cup Series victory and third on a road course. Not only did the California native secure his spot in the Playoffs with the win but also the NASCAR All-Star Race which will take place at the newly renovated North Wilkesboro Speedway (May 21).


This season Reddick spun the tires in the first few races but has since found the traction he needs to put up some decent finishes. In six starts he has amassed one win (COTA), three top fives and three top 10s. His average finish this season is 16.2.


Looking to Richmond, Reddick has made five starts posting a best finish of 11th in 2020. His average finish at Richmond is 17.8. He finished 12th in this race last season.


The short on racing at Richmond Raceway

The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season has been filled with unpredictable finishes and stellar on-track competition producing five different winners in six races. Plus, the Cup Series has seen four different driver point standings leaders through the first six races, with Trackhouse Racing’s Ross Chastain currently out front.


This weekend, the NASCAR Cup Series prepares for the close, beating and banging racing the fans love at short tracks like Richmond. Originally known as the Atlantic Rural Exposition Fairgrounds, Richmond Raceway held its first race in 1946 as a half-mile dirt track.


The first NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway was held on April 19, 1953 and won by NASCAR Hall of Famer Lee Petty in a Petty Enterprises Dodge with an average speed of 45.535 mph. The track surface was changed from dirt to asphalt between races in 1968. In total, Richmond Raceway has hosted the NASCAR Cup Series 132 times producing 57 different pole winners and 53 different race winners.


NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty (1961, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 sweep, 1974, 1975) and Bobby Allison (1972 sweep, 1973 sweep, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1982) lead the NASCAR Cup Series in poles at Richmond with eight each. Eight of the 57 NASCAR Cup Series Richmond Raceway pole winners are active this weekend, led by Denny Hamlin (2006, 2008, 2016) and Kevin Harvick (2005, 2018, 2019) with three poles each.


Active Richmond Pole Winners



Kevin Harvick


2019, 2018, 2005

Denny Hamlin


2016, 2008, 2006

Brad Keselowski


2019, 2014

Joey Logano


2015 sweep

Kyle Larson



Ryan Blaney



Kyle Busch



Martin Truex Jr





NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty leads the NASCAR Cup Series in wins at Richmond Raceway with 13 victories (spring 1961, 1967 sweep, fall 1968, fall 1970, 1971 sweep, 1972 sweep, 1973 sweep, fall 1974 and spring 1975) – the third-most wins by a single driver at a single track in series history, behind his 15 wins at Martinsville and North Wilkesboro.


Eight of the 53 NASCAR Cup Series Richmond Raceway winners are active this weekend, led by Kyle Busch with six victories (spring 2009, spring 2010, spring 2011, spring 2012, 2018 sweep). Joe Gibbs Racing’s driver Denny Hamlin is the defending winner of this weekend’s race at Richmond Raceway, and Stewart-Haas Racing veteran Kevin Harvick is the most recent victor taking the win last August.


Active Richmond Race Winners



Kyle Busch


2018 sweep, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Kevin Harvick


2022, 2013, 2011, 2006

Denny Hamlin


2022, 2016, 2010, 2009

Martin Truex Jr


2021, 2019 sweep

Brad Keselowski


2020, 2014

Joey Logano


2017, 2014

Alex Bowman



Kyle Larson




All the on-track action begins on Saturday, April 1 with practice from 10:05 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. ET and will be immediately followed by Busch Light Pole Qualifying from 10:50 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET. Both event will be broadcast on FS1.


Veterans have dominated Richmond recently in Cup

Looking at the recent visitors to the Richmond Raceway Victory Lane in the NASCAR Cup Series, and eight of the last nine races have been won by veteran drivers – Kevin Harvick (2022), Denny Hamlin (2022), Martin Truex Jr. (2021, 2019 sweep), Brad Keselowski (2020) and Kyle Busch (2018 sweep) – the one lone exception is Hendrick Motorsports’ Alex Bowman who won in 2021. Will the veterans prevail again this weekend or will we see one of the ‘young guns’ hoist the trophy this weekend?


A total of eight former Richmond winners are entered this weekend, led by Richard Childress Racing’s Kyle Busch with six victories at the 0.75-mile track (spring 2009, spring 2010, spring 2011, spring 2012, 2018 sweep). The driver with the most wins recently at Richmond though, is Joe Gibbs Racing’s Martin Truex Jr. who has earned all three of his wins since 2019.


Th level of competition is always fierce at Richmond. Only five first-time winners have earned their first NASCAR Cup Series career win at Richmond Raceway, and it hasn’t happened since 2005 – Kasey Kahne (2005), Tony Stewart (1999), Kyle Petty (1986), Neil Bonnett (1977) and James Hylton (1970).


Ross Chastain is the driver to catch in points

Trackhouse Racing’s Ross Chastain has retaken the NASCAR Cup Series points lead following his fourth-place finish at the Circuit of The Americas last weekend – Chastain is one of three different drivers to lead the driver standings this season (Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano). Now, the Florida native is 19 points up on Richard Childress Racing’s Kyle Busch in second and 25 points ahead of Team Penske’s Joey Logano in third place.


This season, Chastain has put up two top fives, three top 10s, and has an average finish of 10.8 – third best on the year, behind Alex Bowman (7.0) and Kyle Busch (9.0).


Looking to this weekend in Richmond, Chastain will have his work cut out for him to hold off Logano and Busch in the standings. Chastain has made eight career NASCAR Cup Series starts at the 0.75-mile track posting one top-10 finish. His average finish at Richmond is 23.2. He finished 19th in this event last season.


Bubba Wallace’s Block Party at Richmond returns

NASCAR announced plans to bring back, Bubba’s Block Party, a community block party hosted by 23XI Racing driver Bubba Wallace. The free, family-friendly event will take place from 6-10 p.m. March 31 at Virginia Credit Union Live! located at Richmond Raceway.


"We’re excited to bring Bubba’s Block Party to the Richmond community for a second consecutive year. The feedback we received last summer was very positive and we want to keep the momentum going,” said Pete Jung, NASCAR Chief Marketing Officer. “This is an important initiative that fosters a community of inclusion and support while exposing our sport to new fans. We’re thrilled to know it has been very well received.”


The free ticketed event hosted by Desi Banks will offer guest performances by Backyard Band and The Art of Noise RVA. Attendees will also enjoy iRacing, video games and live pit stop demonstrations by Wallace’s No. 23 pit crew. Wallace will engage the audience as part of a fireside chat which will focus on his career journey and NASCAR’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion across the sport.


“I’m thrilled to bring my block party back to Richmond this year,” Wallace said. It’s important to make sure everyone feels welcome at the track. I’m happy to keep creating these spaces and to spark more conversation around the sport. It’s going to be a good time.”


The best in a Next Gen on tracks less than a mile in length – short tracks

When looking back at the inaugural season of the Next Gen car (2022), the NASCAR Cup Series competed in six events on tracks that measure less than a mile – Richmond Raceway (0.75-mile), Martinsville Speedway (0.526-mile), Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt (0.5-mile) and Bristol Motor Speedway (0.533-mile) – and below is look at the drivers that excelled on these type of tracks.


Wins – Six different drivers won on short tracks in the Next Gen car in as many races last season. The six winners were Denny Hamlin (Richmond-1), William Byron (Martinsville-1), Kyle Busch (Bristol Dirt), Kevin Harvick (Richmond-2), Chris Buescher (Bristol), and Christopher Bell (Martinsville-2).


Runner-Up Finishes – Six different drivers finished runner-up in the six short track Cup Series races last season: Kevin Harvick (Richmond-1), Joey Logano (Martinsville-1), Tyler Reddick (Bristol Dirt), Christopher Bell (Richmond-2), Chase Elliott (Bristol), and Kyle Larson (Martinsville-2).


Top Fives – A total of 14 different drivers scored top-five finishes in the six short track Cup Series races run last season, led by Kyle Larson with four top-five finishes, and followed by Christopher Bell, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney and William Byron with three top fives each.


Top 10s – A total of 23 different drivers posted a top-10 finish in the six short track Cup Series races run last season, led by Chase Elliott, Christopher Bell and Ryan Blaney with five top 10s each.


Average Finishes – A total of six different drivers had an average finish of 10th or better in the six short track Cup Series races last season – Christopher Bell (6.6), William Byron (7.2), Chase Elliott (8.2), Kyle Larson (8.2), Ryan Blaney (9.8) and Joey Logano (10.2).


Lap Led – A total of 20 different drivers led at least one lap in the six short track Cup Series races last season. Here are the top five lap leaders on short tracks last season – Christopher Bell (356 laps led), William Byron (334), Chase Elliott (240), Denny Hamlin (230) and Joey Logano (223).


NASCAR Cup Series, Etc.


Sunoco Rookie of the Year Update: Ty Gibbs is opening up his rookie points lead – Joe Gibbs Racing’s Ty Gibbs posted his second top-10 finish of the season at the Circuit of The Americas last weekend, and as a result has opened up his Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings lead over Legacy Motor Club driver Noah Gragson by 32 points through just six races.


This season Gibbs is putting up an average finish of 18.2, compared to his rookie counterpart Gragson with a 22.8.


Both rookies made their series track debuts at Richmond Raceway last season, and both will be looking to build on their first appearance. Of the two rookies last season Gibbs qualified better (14th) than Gragson (19th), but it was Gragson who pulled out the better finish (24th) compared to Gibbs (36h).


But don’t sleep on these two rookies this weekend, as both have won in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Richmond in the past – Gragson (2021) and Gibbs (2022).


Festivities start early for fans with Finish Line Party presented by Richmond Raceway, March 30 - Richmond Raceway has announced it will host a Finish Line Party to begin the Toyota Owners 400 Weekend, March 30. The simultaneous rooftop parties will take place at three different iconic Richmond venues.


The celebrations will take place at the Quirk Hotel Rooftop starting at 5:30 p.m., New York Deli at 6:30 p.m., and The HofGarden Rooftop at 7:30 p.m. All three parties are located within minutes of each other making it easy for fans to come and go as pleased.


The parities will include appearances from Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, Richmond Raceway President Lori Collier Waran and multiple NASCAR personalities. In addition to music, giveaways, and food and drinks for purchase.


“I am looking forward to using this time to interact with our passionate NASCAR fans and share my excitement about the Toyota Owners 400 Weekend,” said Richmond Raceway President Lori Collier Waran. “With this being NASCAR’s 75th anniversary season, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate together.”


Vernon Davis Named Honorary Pace Car Driver for the Toyota Owners 400 - Richmond Raceway announced this week that Vernon Davis, a former NFL tight end and current actor, producer, and entrepreneur, will be the Honorary Pace Car Driver and will lead the field to green for Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400.


“It is an honor to have Vernon behind the wheel,” said Richmond Raceway President Lori Collier Waran. “His wide-ranging talent and accomplishments are nothing short of incredible, and now he can add Honorary Pace Car Driver to his already impressive resume.”


Cup Series driver milestone starts to watch for – Over the next few races several drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series will reach milestones starts if they continue to run fulltime in the series.


At Richmond Raceway in two weeks on April 2, Team Penske’s Austin Cindric will be making his 50th career NASCAR Cup Series start. Five different drivers all-time in the NASCAR Cup Series have won on their 50th career Cup start – Glen Wood (1960, Winston-Salem), Dick Hutcherson (1965, Lincoln), Charlie Glotzbach (1970, Daytona), Darrell Waltrip (Nashville Fairgrounds) and Jeff Gordon (1994, Indianapolis).


Then at Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt on April 9, Richard Childress Racing’s Kyle Busch will be making his 650th NASCAR Cup Series career start. Busch will become the 27th different NASCAR Cup Series driver all-time to make 650 or more starts. Only one driver all-time has won on their 650th career NASCAR Cup Series start, and it was NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty at Dover Motor Speedway on Sept. 15, 1974.


And at Talladega Superspeedway on April 23, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick will be making his 800th career NASCAR Cup Series career start. Harvick will become just the 10th different NASCAR Cup Series driver all-time to make 800 or more starts in the series. Only one driver all-time has won on their 800th career NASCAR Cup Series start, and it was NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty at Dover Motor Speedway on Sept. 16, 1979.


NASCAR Xfinity Series


Dash 4 Cash: Who’s taking home the first $100,000 bonus check?

Back once again thanks to its unparalleled popularity, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash program returns for another year of unpredictability and drama leading up to and during the four designated races in the program. The Xfinity Dash 4 Cash program encourages an increase in on-track competition, engages fans and rewards / recognizes NASCAR Xfinity Series regular competitors.


The first opportunity for drivers to win the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus will be this Saturday at Richmond Raceway. Last weekend’s race at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) was the first qualifier so we will be seeing JR Motorsport’s teammates Justin Allgaier and Sam Mayer, Kaulig Racing’s Daniel Hemric and Joe Gibbs Racing’s rookie Sammy Smith dashing for their chance to win.


Of the competition, Allgaier is the most experienced at Richmond Raceway. In 22 starts, he has posted two wins, eight top fives, 11 top 10s and has led 494 laps. His average finish is 12.6.


Allgaier’s JR Motorsports teammate Sam Mayer won last year’s Dash 4 Cash bonus at Richmond Raceway. He has two starts at the .75-mile track with a best finish of third (2022).


Kaulig Racing’s Hemric enters the weekend with six starts at Richmond, posting three top fives and five top 10s.


JGR’s Smith will be making his series track debut at Richmond Raceway this weekend.


Road course ringer AJ Allmendinger does it again

Last year as a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series driver for Kaulig Racing, AJ Allmendinger was the one to beat on road courses as he found Victory Lane at four of the six road course events on the Xfinity Series schedule (COTA, Portland, Indianapolis RC and Charlotte RC).

This season, Allmendinger has transitioned into a full-time car in the NASCAR Cup Series with his team Kaulig Racing but was given the chance to run the Xfinity Series race at COTA last weekend – and he did not disappoint.


Allmendinger came into the weekend quick out of the gate and won the pole for the Pit Boss 250 presented by USA Today, a position he managed to keep at the end of the 46th and final lap. The win marked his second at COTA and the 16th of his Xfinity Series career.


Although Allmendinger will be sticking strictly to his Cup Series duties this weekend at Richmond Raceway, he will be back for some road course fun in the Xfinity Series at Sonoma Raceway later this season.


In Allmendinger’s stead this weekend in the Kaulig Racing No. 10 Chevrolet will be Derek Kraus who will be making his NASCAR Xfinity Series career debut. Kraus has made 74 career NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series career starts posting four top fives and 26 top 10s; including three Truck Series starts at Richmond where he posed two top-15 finishes.


Richmond Raceway returns

After some road course action last weekend at Circuit of The Americas, the NASCAR Xfinity Series will be heading to Richmond Raceway for the ToyotaCare 250 for some side-by-side short track racing. The fun will begin on Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR radio.


There have been 76 NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Richmond Raceway, producing 38 different race winners 40 different pole winners. Sixteen races have been won from the pole or first starting position, most recently by Ty Gibbs (2022).


Kevin Harvick sits as the winningest driver in the Xfinity Series at Richmond with seven victories (2003, 2005, 2006 sweep, 2010, 2012, 2014). He also holds the record for most top fives (18) and top 10s (21); while Kyle Busch has posted the most poles (six) and lead lap finishes (23).


Two previous winners are entered in this weekend’s ToyotaCare 250 – Justin Allgaier (2020 sweep) and Cole Custer (April, 2019).


Allgaier has two Richmond wins under his belt (2020 sweep), eight top fives and 11 top 10s. In last season’s spring Richmond race, he posted a fourth-place finish.


Custer posted his Richmond win in the spring of 2019 and has two top fives and four top 10s in seven starts. His last stint at the .75-mile track was in the fall of 2019 where he finished in the third position.


The Xfinity Series will kick off the weekend with practice on Saturday, April 1 at 8:05 a.m. ET, followed by qualifying at 8:35 a.m. ET.


Drivers to watch: Richmond edition

With two previous winners in the field for the ToyotaCare 250 on Saturday, of course conversations have sparked on who will take home the 2023 win and it’s very possible to see a new face in Victory Lane.


Joe Gibbs Racing’s John Hunter Nemechek has put up some good stats at the Richmond short track, especially in the last couple of years. In his five starts, he’s posted two top fives, three top 10s and has led 171 laps. Last season, he posted a runner-up finish and in 2021, he finished third.


Kaulig Racing’s Daniel Hemric also has put on impressive performances at Richmond, posting a top-10 finish in all but one of his six starts. He also won the pole in his first ever Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway.


Stewart Haas Racing’s Riley Herbst has been fighting to post his first Xfinity Series win and Richmond could be the place to make it happen. In his five starts, he’s posted two top fives and four top 10s. In both Richmond Raceway races last season, he posted a fifth-place finish.


A total of six different drivers have posted their first NASCAR Xfinity Series career win at Richmond Raceway – Butch Lindley (1982), Tommy Houston (1982), Bobby Hamilton (1989), Jeff Purvis (1996), Kyle Busch (2004) and Robby Gordon (2004).


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Chris Hacker running at Richmond – Chris Hacker will be making his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Richmond Raceway, driving the No. 38 Ford with RSS Racing.


Hacker has made 11 starts in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series with a best-finish of 16th at Martinsville in 2021.




Zane Smith goes back-to-back at COTA

Front Row Motorsports’ Zane Smith continues to dominate the pack as he found Victory Lane again at the Circuit of The Americas last weekend, securing his second victory and third top-10 finish in 2023. Smith became the first repeat NASCAR winner at the famed road course and made the Front Row Motorsports team a perfect three-for-three in CRAFTSMAN Truck Series races at COTA, after taking the reins from Todd Gilliland (2021).


As the competitors head to Fort Worth, Texas this weekend for the 250 at Texas Motor Speedway (Saturday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), the No. 38 Ford will look to take the checkered flag for the third time this season. The defending series champion is no stranger to 1.5-mile tracks, posting top-five finishes in five of seven races during the 2022 season.


Looking to this weekend at Texas, Smith has made four series starts at 1.5-mile speedway posting one top five and two top 10s. Smith’s best-finish at Texas was his rookie year (2020) where he posted a third-place finish.


Staying in the Lone Star State: Texas Motor Speedway up next

The NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series won’t have to travel too far this week as they are now heading to Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas after some road course action at Circuit of The Americas in the Texas capitol last weekend. Drivers will take the grid on Saturday, April 1 for the 250 on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR radio, the fifth race of the 2023 season.


The 1.5-mile Texas track has hosted 48 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series races, producing 26 different race winners and 30 different pole winners. Seven races have been won from the pole or first starting position, most recently by John Hunter Nemechek in 2021.


Veteran Matt Crafton holds several Truck Series records at Texas Motor Speedway in just about every category – most poles (five), top fives (17), top 10s (30), lead lap finishes (32) and laps completed (6,453). Todd Bodine holds the record for most wins with six (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010) and Ron Hornaday Jr. has led the most laps (685).


There are two previous winners entered this weekend – Stewart Friesen (2022) and Matt Crafton (2015).


Friesen is the track’s most recent Truck Series winner. The Canadian driver has made 10 starts at Texas Motor Speedway, posting one win (2022), four top fives, five top 10s and has led 90 laps, 60 of which were in last year’s race.


Crafton has made 42 starts and has posted two wins (2014, 2015), 17 top fives, 30 top 10s and has led for 444 laps.


The Truck Series will fire up their trucks for practice on Saturday, April 1 at 10:35 a.m. ET followed by qualifying at 11:05 a.m. ET.


Who’s wranglin’ in the checkered flag?

Matt Crafton and Stewart Friesen have an advantage coming into the weekend with their respective wins, but some drivers might be fighting to add a Texas Motor Speedway trophy to their trophy case.


GMS Racing’s Grant Enfinger is no newbie to the 1.5-mile Texas track. In his 10 starts, he’s posted five top fives, seven top 10s, one pole (2019) and has led 60 laps. In last year’s race, he finished just outside the top 10 (11th).


McAnally-Hilgemann Racing’s Christian Eckes doesn’t quite have the track time on Texas Motor Speedway that Enfinger has but he has put up some impressive numbers. In his three starts, he has put up two runner-up finishes (2020, 2022) and has led for a total of 92 laps.


2023 Sunoco Rookie of the Year race continues

The NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series rookie class have now traversed their way through four races. Let’s take a deeper look at where they’re sitting as they head into race number five of the 2023 season at Texas Motor Speedway:


Leading the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings with 98 points is Nick Sanchez, piloting the No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet. He posted a seventh-place finish last weekend at COTA, earning him the Sunoco Rookie of the Race Award for the second time this season. Sanchez continues to be the highest finishing rookie so far with his best finish being second-place in Atlanta.


Following suit and tied for the second-place spot in the rookie standings with 65 points is Bill McAnally Racing’s Jake Garcia in the No. 35 Chevrolet and GMS Racing’s Daniel Dye in the No. 43 Chevrolet. The pair finished 18th (Dye) and 19th (Garcia) at COTA.


Just three points behind Garcia and Dye is GMS Racing’s Rajah Caruth driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet. Caruth comes back from COTA after posting a season best finish of 13th.


Rounding out the rookie class with 47 points is Bret Holmes Racing’s very own, Bret Holmes in the No. 32 Chevrolet. The Alabama native brought home a 23rd-place finish from COTA last weekend. Holmes will make his second appearance, but first as a full-time driver, at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend.


The only rookie to have previously raced at the Texas Motor Speedway 1.5-mile track, is Bret Holmes, who posted a 15th-place finish at Texas last year.




Ryan Vargas to make second Truck Series start at Texas – Ryan Vargas will be joining On Point Motorsports this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway for his second NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series career start. He will be behind the wheel of the No. 30 Toyota.

Vargas made his first Truck Series career start earlier this season at Atlanta Motor Speedway where he raced his way up to a 14th-place finish after starting in the 35th position.


“Texas is a special place for me, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to head there in my Toyota Tundra TRD,” said Vargas.


Joey Logano to run the Bristol Dirt Truck race – Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano is set to pull double duty and join ThorSport Racing at Bristol Dirt in a couple of weeks.


This will be Logano’s first Truck Series race of the 2023 season. Last season, his one and only Truck Series race was on the dirt track at Bristol Motor Speedway where he finished sixth.


Get to Know Jack:
  • Jack Wood will make his third start for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) behind the wheel of the No. 51 Sevwins Chevrolet in Saturday’s 250 at Texas Motor Speedway. Wood is coming of a strong run at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where he made his way to the front of the field before getting spun while leading with just over 20 laps remaining. The California native was able to rally in the closing laps to equal a Truck Series career-best result with a 10th-place finish. In his first start of the year, he qualified third for the season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway but was relegated to a 27th-place finish after unexpected rain shortened the event while the No. 51 team was employing a strategy of riding at the back of the field to miss wrecks before moving forward late in the race.
  • The Texas race will the third of a 13-race schedule for Wood with KBM in 2023. Sevwins, a mental skills program for students, coaches and teams will serve as the primary sponsor for Saturday’s 167-lap event at the 1.5-mile quad-oval. Sevwins was also the sponsor last year when he finished 16th in his lone Truck Series start at Texas.
  • Wood will be looking to etch his mark in the KBM historical archives this weekend at Texas as he looks to collect the organization’s 100th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory. KBM-owner driver Kyle Busch collected KBM’s record-extending 99th-career victory with his dominant victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway leaving his organization one shy of the century mark. Overall, 18 different drivers have won at least race behind the wheel of a KBM truck, led by Busch’s 47. Four drivers rank second on the list with seven victories: Byron, Christopher Bell, Erik Jones and John Hunter Nemechek. KBM’s nine Texas wins are the most the organization has at any track they’ve raced at. Owner-driver Kyle Busch has four Texas wins (2010, 2014, 2019 & 2020), while John Hunter Nemechek (2021), Greg Biffle (2019), Christopher Bell (2017), William Byron (2016) and Erik Jones (2015) all have one Texas triumph.
  • Veteran crew chief Brian Pattie will call the shots for the No. 51 team this year in his first season at KBM after spending the last 14 seasons atop the pit box in the NASCAR Cup Series. It took the veteran signal caller just two races to get his first win at KBM, winning with KBM owner-driver Kyle Busch at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In the Cup Series, his drivers produced six wins, nine poles, 57 top-five and 131 top-10 finishes across 528 starts. In 2012, he guided Clint Bowyer to three victories and a runner-up finish in the Cup Series championship standings. In 2017, he guided Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to two wins and a berth in the playoffs. The Florida native has also recorded 11 wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and he now has two wins as a crew chief in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Pattie’s lone race atop the pit box in the Truck Series at Texas was a 21st-place finish with Ron Fellows in 1999. In the Cup Series, his driver’s collected four top-10 finishes across 27 starts and in the Xfinity Series posted three top-five and three top-10 finishes across 11 starts.
  • The No. 51 team currently ranks fifth in the Craftsman Truck Series owner’s point standings after four races.
  • William Byron will get behind the wheel of the No. 51 Silverado for his first of three races this year April 8 at the Truck Race on Dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway. Owner-driver Kyle Busch will return to the No. 51 at Martinsville Speedway April 14.
Jack Wood, Driver Q&A:
You’ve been traveling with the team to the races where you aren’t behind the wheel. What have you been able to learn by doing that?
“It’s been really good for me to go to the track and watch these races from a different angle that I normally don’t get to see. Being able to sit on the pit box with Brian (Pattie, crew chief) and understanding the communication that goes on between him and the engineer, as well as with him and the spotter and what the pit crew does during the race and all the kind of stuff you might not even think about. It’s been a good perspective for me to see. Starting to understand more of the behind the scenes of what happens on a race weekend. When you go as a driver, you are really just focused on driving the truck, but these couple races I’ve been able to learn quite a bit as far as team communication goes.”
Does the strong run you had at Atlanta give you confidence heading into this week’s race at Texas?
“Coming off a strong run at Atlanta, I’m definitely looking forward to Texas. I’ve just been really pleased with the speed that the KBM trucks have had this year, so as a driver that gives you a lot of confidence and makes you really excited for each race. I know that we are going to show up with a fast Sevwins Silverado. Texas is going to be a good one for me, it’s going to be different than anything I’ve raced on so far this year in the KBM equipment, but KBM has been really strong at Texas in past years. It’ll be interesting with us being there without Xfinity and Cup -- the track preparation that SMI will be doing I feel like will be a little bit different than what we are used to. I think it’ll be a good day for us, we just need to keep the nose clean and maintain track position. The way that the pit stops are set up, your not going to be able to gain spots on pit road like we have been able to at the last couple of races, so that is going to throw a little curveball in there. It’s also going to be a lit bit longer of a race than what we are used to in the Truck Series as well, so I think you just need to keep your head in the game, maintain your track position and try to give the best feedback that you possibly can to your crew chief throughout the race so that you have what you need when it gets down to the end of the race.”
Jack Wood Career Highlights:
  • Has produced two top-10 finishes across 37 career starts in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Posted a series-best 10th-place finish in August of 2021 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, equaled it at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March of 2023.
  • Has compiled five laps led, one top-five and five top-10 finishes across 11 career ARCA Menards Series events.
  • Has totaled one top-five and four top-10 finishes across nine ARCA Menards East Series races.
  • Has totaled two top-five and seven top-10 finishes across 10 career starts in the ARCA Menards West Series.  
  • Compiled one top-five and three top-10 finishes across 24 starts in the SRL Spears Southwest Tour from 2017 to 2021.
Jack Wood's No. 51 Sevwins Chevrolet Silverado RST:
KBM-66: The No. 51 Sevwins team will unload KBM-66 for Saturday’s race at Texas. This is the same chassis that Wood led two laps and scored a 10th-place finish with at Atlanta in his last start. This chassis has been victorious twice, both at Atlanta, winning with Corey Heim last year and with KBM owner-driver Kyle Busch in 2021. Heim raced this truck to a seventh-place finish in last year’s Truck Series event at Texas.
KBM Notes of Interest:


Trackhouse Racing today announced the Moose Fraternity will serve as a primary partner in four races on the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Ross Chastain during the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season.

Chastain, who is first in points, will race the Moose Chevrolet will race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on April 23, World Wide Technology Raceway near St. Louis on June 4, as well as Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on Aug. 20, and Oct. 29 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

It marks the third Cup Series season the fraternal organization has paired with Chastain on the track while using the 30-year-old, Alva, Florida native in membership and charity initiatives away from the track. 

“I am glad we can continue this partnership with Moose for so many reasons,” said Chastain who is a member of Tice and Shores, Florida, Lodge 1287 within the Moose Fraternity. “Moose does an amazing amount of charity work for a lot of people and getting to meet the Moose members across the country has been a lot of fun.”

In June, Chastain visited Mooseheart, a residential childcare facility on a 1,000-acre campus west of Chicago. In November, he visited Moosehaven, a retirement community in Orange Park, Fla. The retirement community has served members of the Moose since 1922.


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Chastain also visits various Moose Lodges around the country during race weekends.

“Moose is all about family, caring for the needs of others and having fun together. This is why Ross, Trackhouse and the Moose are a perfect fit and our nearly one million members are passionate Ross Chastain fans,” said Moose International CEO Scott Hart.

Chastain drove the Moose Chevrolet to victory at Talladega on April 24 last year making a last lap pass for his second Cup Series career victory. It was part of a breakout season for Chastain and Trackhouse Racing that saw him earn two wins, post 15 top-five finishes, and claim a second-place finish in the season standings – all career bests.

The Moose Chevrolet was at the center of perhaps one of the most dramatic moments in recent NASCAR history. In October, the penultimate race of the 2022 season, Chastain rode the Martinsville Speedway walls on the final two corners to pass three cars and gain entry into the Championship 4 season finale the next weekend at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.

The maneuver nicknamed the “Hail Melon” drew global praise and recognition as the video eclipsed more than 225 million views and the event garnered 1.2B impressions. The No. 1 Moose Fraternity Chevrolet was the top-selling diecast last season.

“I think the whole world knows about the Moose Fraternity after Martinsville,” said Chastain. “I hope that attention made everyone see all the great work the Moose Fraternity does across the nation and honestly, how much fun it is to be a member.”

Trackhouse and Chastain will continue to amplify the message of the Moose Fraternity to race fans through social media content and select events at lodges around the country in 2023.

Members of the Moose conduct approximately $50 - $70 million worth of community service annually. The Fraternity organizes and participates in numerous sports, entertainment and recreational programs in local Lodges and Family Centers in the majority of 43 State and Provincial Associations, and on a fraternity-wide basis. Lodges across the Fraternity are known for creating life-long bonds between members through activities and a shared concern for children in need, seniors and the communities in which they live.

Throughout the year, Moose International will be providing grants to a number of its lodges to help market themselves locally in order to take advantage of the heightened visibility that is anticipated through the national sponsorship of Chastain and the partnership with Trackhouse Racing.

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