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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is pleased to announce the generous support of more than 140 donors has resulted in a fully-funded restoration initiative for the groundbreaking 1963 Lotus 29/1 that Dan Gurney qualified and drove in the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race.
The IMS Museum Lotus Restoration Project requires $103,000 to restore the No. 93 Lotus powered by Ford entry, in which Gurney qualified 12th and finished seventh. Incredible progress is underway on the restoration: Noted auto restoration expert George Lyons is returning the car body to its original, glorious white-and blue paint livery, while IMS Restoration is completing engine and suspension work, and new wheels have been sourced from the United Kingdom.
While subject to change, the Museum’s goal is to debut the Lotus 29/1 during 2020 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge activities in May.
Jack Brabham drove a rear-engine Cooper in the 1961 “500” and Gurney drove a rear-engine car for team owner Mickey Thompson in 1962, but it was the 1963 arrival of Lotus founder Colin Chapman, his drivers Jim Clark and Gurney, and three Lotus 29 entries that signaled the groundbreaking transition to rear-engine race cars at the Indianapolis 500. Years of historic technological and safety innovation in Indy car racing would follow.
Clark started fifth with Lotus chassis 29/3 and finished second to Parnelli Jones in the 1963 “500.” Gurney crashed his primary car, the Lotus 29/2 in practice, and switched to the 29/1 for his successful run in qualifying and the race. Scotland native Clark, a two-time Formula One World Champion with Lotus during his Hall of Fame career, took the “500” the pole in 1964, and with the new Lotus 38, delivered the first Indy victory for a rear-engine car in 1965.
Video: For a visual update on the Lotus 29/1 project from our Curator of Vehicles Jason Vansickle, please see our latest update on the IMS Museum YouTube channel by clicking here.
Future Restoration Projects: With the Lotus 29/1 restoration in the homestretch, the IMS Museum soon will announce three exciting new restoration projects that will return to life three legendary engines of the Indianapolis 500. Details will be released soon. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operated separately from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, support from donors will be essential for the IMS Museum Restoration team to complete timely and impactful restorations, just as they will soon do with Dan Gurney’s Lotus 29/1.
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Prior to the 62nd annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 16 at Daytona International Speedway, through an exclusive ticket package, race fans will be able to hear from Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott as he kicks off his fifth full-time season in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Recently voted NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver for the second straight year, the 24-year-old driver of the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet has three wins at the “World Center of Racing”, but is still looking to capture his first points-paying victory in the Cup Series on the 2.5-mile tri-oval.

The Chase Elliott DAYTONA 500 ticket package includes:

  • Reserved ticket to the 62nd annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 16
  • Chase Elliott-autographed souvenir
  • Exclusive Q&A session with Elliott in a Midway Suite

The Chase Elliott ticket package is available for $209 per person and capacity is limited. To purchase, fans can visit https://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.

Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest news throughout the year.

DIS PR

Television coverage of Saturday night stock car racing will be returning to Grandview Speedway in 2020. For the 20th straight season Lehigh Valley, PA’s RCN/TV will offer television coverage of six dates of Saturday night stock car racing at the popular auto racing facility. Five dates will be NASCAR sanctioned while the season opening April 4th VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Money Maker Memorial, featuring both small and big block Modifieds racing 50 laps for$7,500 to win, will not carry NASCAR sanctioning. Sportsman will be a second part of the doubleheader.

The coverage, shown on a delayed basis, will include qualifying action, features and winner interviews, all in one program on Tuesday nights. The coverage will be seen again on Friday night followed by another showing just before the next event being videotaped.

Included in the schedule of events to have coverage are April 4 (Bruce Rogers Memorial), May 9, June 6, July 11, August 1 (Forrest Rogers Memorial) and August 15th.

“The television coverage by RCN/TV is a great tool for our racers to use in attracting sponsorship. We are told the programming from Grandview gets very high viewer ratings,” said general manager Tina Rogers. “This also gives viewers that are not fans of the sport a chance to see what dirt track stock car racing is all about and perhaps serve as an incentive for them to come out and see the events live. It is pretty much a win-win situation for all involved.”

A few of the televised events are still available to businesses looking to benefit from sponsorship in motorsports. Details can be had by contacting Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or on his cellphone at 267.934.7286.

Well respected Area Auto Racing News, Reading Eagle and Allentown Call writer Randy Kane will once again team up with veteran broadcaster Mike Feltenberger to provide expert commentary of the events. RCN-TV has been offering local auto racing coverage for 40 seasons

Grandview Speedway will kick off their 58th consecutive season of stock car racing on Saturday, March 28th, 12 noon, with a free-to-the-public practice session featuring all types of competition.

The battle for the lucrative point funds, will officially get underway with the first NASCAR point events of the season for the T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman racers on Saturday, April 11th, 7 p.m.

The complete Grandview Speedway schedule for 2020 can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay racing facility, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, 10 miles above Pottstown, PA. Information is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com or telephone 610.754.7688.

Grandview Speedway PR

Senior management from NASCAR and International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) as well as executives from Daytona International Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sebring International Raceway visited Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis at the Governor’s Mansion on Wednesday. The visit coincides with the beginning of the racing season in the state of Florida and the start of the Florida Legislative session.

The recognition event celebrates NASCAR’s long history as a significant Florida business attracting millions of visitors to the state to watch the best racing in the world, which generates more than $1.6 billion in economic impact annually to the State.

Executives that participated in the reception included:

  • Lesa France Kennedy, Executive Vice Chair, NASCAR
  • Steve Phelps, President, NASCAR
  • Daryl Wolfe, Executive Vice President, Chief Sales and Operations Officer, NASCAR
  • Chip Wile, President, Daytona International Speedway
  • Al Garcia, President, Homestead-Miami Speedway
  • Wayne Estes, President and General Manager, Sebring International Raceway
  • David Pettit, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Operations, IMSA

Daytona International Speedway will kick off the 2020 racing season with sports cars, stock cars and motorcycle events:

  • The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Jan. 25-26 with the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, the most prestigious sports car race in North America. 
  • The NASCAR Cup Series season-opening event – the 62nd annual DAYTONA 500 – on Sunday, Feb. 16.
  • Bike Week in March, highlighted by the 50th DAYTONA Supercross and the DAYTONA TT/DAYTONA 200 doubleheader.

Sebring International Raceway will host the SuperSebring 2020 on March 18-21 featuring the 68th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts, America’s oldest sports car endurance race, and the FIA WEC 1000 Miles of Sebring.

Homestead-Miami Speedway will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader on March 20-22, highlighted by the Dixie Vodka 400.

Tickets for the 2020 DAYTONA 500, the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA and all Daytona International Speedway events can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest speedway news.

NASCAR PR

Mahoning Valley Speedway owner Jack Carlino has announced that Hoosier Racing Tires will be the tire of choice when the 2020 season gets underway starting with Test and Tune days in March.

Carlino, along with Hoosier Tire East president Robbie Summers, have signed an agreement to make Hoosier Racing Tire the official tire of the Lehighton paved ¼-mile oval.

The switch to Hoosier comes after a three year stint of running American Racer tires. Carlino, now in his third year as owner of the track, said it was a mutual parting and something he felt was necessary for his business.

“Since I took over the track and had American Racer we’ve had a good working relationship with that company, however, I’ve heard from my drivers and many others as well that they would prefer the Hoosier,” offered Carlino.

“At the end of last season we did an extensive survey and then we polled the drivers again two weekends ago and the response was very much in favor to make the change. This is strictly a business decision that we feel is best for us moving forward.”

Hoosier Racing Tires had been the choice of weekly competition for over 20 years at Mahoning Valley. But, at the end of the 2016 season, then promoter Floyd Santee worked out a deal to convert brands to American Racer and since then it has been met with mixed viewpoints. While some drivers saw quick success, others struggled to adapt and find the right set-up. For the most part drivers desired to go back to Hoosier, siting numerous reasons for the switch back.

“We listened to what our customers, in this case our drivers, had to say. They’re our bread and butter and although we did fine with American Racer and the racing was good, it was voiced by the guys that they would much prefer Hoosier,” added Carlino.

“We want to show that we’re taking a proactive approach to their concerns in order to best meet their needs.”

Carlino and Summers had met to work out an agreement with the main priority being the satisfaction of the racers.

“It’s great to be back at Mahoning Valley Speedway and we’re looking forward to a very long relationship. Working with Jack (Carlino) has been smooth and he’s genuinely got the racers best interest at heart,” said Summers.

“Mahoning Valley is definitely a real short track and there’s always lots of side-by-side awesome racing there and we’re excited to bring our product there. In this business it’s vital to make the racer happy and when that happens overall great things will come from it.”

The first two sets of Hoosier’s to Mahoning Valley Speedway will be mounted on 2019 Modified track champion Bobby Jones’ Franzosa Trucking/APS Powder Coating No. 1 Troyer which will be on display at the upcoming Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2020 show on January 17-19 at the Great Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. Jones’ car will be on display in the Mahoning Valley Speedway booth at the show.

And Todd Baer’s Aqua Duck Water Transport No. 41which will be on stage for the Ms. Motorsports Pageant. Aqua Duck Water Transport is the primary sponsor for the contest.

The speedway is allowing drivers in all divisions who still have a surplus of American Racer tires to run them up to the first three complete races beginning at the start of the season. Afterwards starting on the fourth race week per class they must take on Hoosiers.

Also, they will have until the mid-summer break on July 4, to likewise use an American Racer tire in the event of a flat. From July 11 on only Hoosier’s will be permitted.

The first race of the 2020 season and the return of Hoosier Racing Tires in competition is set for Saturday evening, April 4 at 5:00 pm when round one of the Mahoning Valley Speedway Hall of Fame Series gets underway.

The night will feature the Doug Hoffman Memorial 60 lap feature for the Modifieds plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks are in action too.

Please log onto the official Mahoning Valley Speedway website at www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com or on Facebook at Mahoning Valley Speedway for updated info and news. Mahoning Valley Speedway is located on PA route 443 just a few miles west of Lehighton.

MVS PR

After one of the most successful and monumental years in the history of iconic Talladega Superspeedway, the 2.66-mile venue is just three months away from hosting its first motorsports weekend in 2020 and will introduce the new Talladega Garage Experience to fans at its springtime tripleheader, April 24-26.

The Talladega Garage Experience, which debuted last October to rave reviews, will be showcased for the first time this year when flowers are blooming and excitement to the beginning stages of a new racing season will be at an all-time high. The huge wave of momentum that was created last fall at NASCAR’s most competitive and fan-friendly track, which also celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019, will continue this spring with three incredible races – the GEICO 500 for the NASCAR Cup Series, the MoneyLion 300 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the traditional General Tire 200 for the ARCA Menards Series, a staple at the track since 1969, the first year of the historic venue.

Transformation – New RV Areas; Oversized Tunnel
At no point in the track’s history has it seen more effort to cater to its fans than with the Transformation Infield Project. The $50 Million Transformation redevelopment endeavor – designed specifically for guests of all ages – was completed in two phases.

The first was finished last April with the introduction of new Turn 3 Oversized Vehicle Tunnel, as well as the Finish Line Premium RV area (full hookups) and Infield Shower Trailers. For years, guests asked for more camping sites in the track’s iconic infield, and they got it. In addition to the Finish Line Premium RV area, a more reserved, private RV lot was also created (fall) inside the Alabama Gang Superstretch, bringing the total number of added spots to more than 300 – all with 24-hour enter/exit access via the new oversized tunnel during race weekends.

All-New Talladega Garage Experience
The epicenter of the construction for Phase II (demolition began following the 2019 spring race weekend) was the Talladega Garage Experience, which features an assortment of engagement areas for a fan immersive experience like never before. In the middle of it all is BIG BILL’S Open Air Social Club, the unique 35,000 square foot creation that is lined on both sides by two garages that house the top 22 teams (11 on each side) in the NASCAR Cup Series. Fans get unprecedented access and are under the same roof – just feet away – where the teams and drivers work on the cars.

The Garage Experience also includes family/fan friendly items such as incredible $4 or less value-priced concessions, FREE Wi-Fi, a Kids Zone, a Game Zone, Clyde May’s Courtyard, Tito’s Lemonade Lounge, an entertainment stage for local music, Driver Q&As and other interviews, and a reserved area at Gatorade Victory Lane to witness celebrations after each race in Fr8Auctions Celebration Plaza. The 600-person Pit Road Club, which allows fans a birds-eye view of Pit Road, along with the new Race Operations building, were also a part of Phase II.

Alabama Support
The massive redevelopment project could not have been accomplished without the relentless work and dedication of a host of construction companies involved, a vast majority of which hailed from Alabama.

Throughout the entire construction process, Talladega Superspeedway was the daily workplace of an average of 215 construction professionals. Of those workers, approximately 65 percent resided in the surrounding communities, and the remainder traveled in daily from the Birmingham area. Nonetheless, over 1,500 unique individuals came to NASCAR’s biggest and baddest track to help create and bring to life the incredible new fan amenities the track has to offer. It was the biggest project in the history of Talladega Superspeedway to date, aside from its initial construction in 1968-69.

50th Anniversary Celebration
Throughout 2019, current drivers and NASCAR legends wanted to be a part of the celebration of the past, as well as the present and future during the construction process and the finished product at Talladega.

Racing icons such as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Bobby and Donnie Allison, Red Farmer, Darrell Waltrip, Richard Childress, Dale Inman, Jeff Burton, Dale Jarrett, Kyle Petty, Rusty Wallace, David Ragan and Leonard Wood all participated in 2019 events as part of the Transformation project, along with current NASCAR drivers’ Clint Bowyer, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Matt DiBenedetto, Alex Bowman, Brendan Gaughan, Corey LaJoie, Daniel Hemric, Ryan Newman, Ross Chastain, and Grant Enfinger.

Fan Support
Guests from across the globe made the trek to Talladega Superspeedway in 2019. Fans represented from all 50 states, 22 countries, and six continents as more than 400,000 people attended the two event weekends at the 33-degree banked venue and/or took bus tours of the track during the year via the International Motorsports Hall of Fame (located outside the track’s Turn 4), which also offers self-guided tours and showcases one of the greatest collections of motorsports memorabilia and racing vehicles in the world.

Economic Impact
As a result of another successful year, the track’s continued trend of creating thousands of jobs and incredible economic impact for the state of Alabama kept its path. The track generates more than $434 million in total economic activity each year while spending over $433 million annually to host its two NASCAR weekends. It creates $61 million in state, local and municipal taxes.

Honored for Statewide Contributions
The track was honored late last year in Birmingham for its longstanding commitment to the local community and state by the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center (BJCC) Authority, recognizing the countless benefits the biggest track on the planet has bestowed on the Yellowhammer State.

2020
The stage is set for yet another banner year for the venue, which has both fan entertainment and fingernail-biting, three- and four-wide racing that is second to none. Visit the state of Alabama and be a part of what Talladega Superspeedway has to offer – the Talladega Garage Experience, a social atmosphere like no other, new RV areas, and the most competitive form of racing anywhere.

Fan favorite Chase Elliott is the defending champion of the GEICO 500, while another of the sport’s “young guns,” Ryan Blaney, is the track’s most recent Cup Series winner. Ticket information is available online at www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or by calling (855) 518-RACE (7223).

TSS PR

Two-time and reigning NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch will make his return to The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Feb. 20 to compete in the Star Nursery 100 Super Late Model Open Comp.

Busch, a Las Vegas native and Durango High School graduate who developed his skills on the 3/8-mile Bullring track, will compete in the 100-lap race, which will be followed by the Star Nursery 150 ARCA Menards Series West race.

Busch compiled more than 50 wins on LVMS property between 1999 and 2003, as well as a U.S. Legends-Pro season points championship in 2000. He last competed at the Bullring in 2007 in the Fall Classic.

“It’s going to be great to get back to where it all began,” Busch said. “My family and I spent many Friday and Saturday nights racing at the Bullring, and it will always hold a special place for me. I’m really looking forward to racing against a few guys I raced against back in the day as well as some of the new drivers who are cutting their teeth coming up through the ranks.”

Busch has accumulated 208 career wins across all three NASCAR national series including 56 in the NASCAR Cup Series. His 96 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins and 56 NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoor Truck Series wins rank him first all-time for both series.

Busch, along with all other drivers in both the super late model and ARCA races, will take part in a pre-race autograph session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on race day. The Super Late Models race begins at 7 p.m. followed by the Star Nursery 150 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the doubleheader can be purchased here.

The full 2020 NASCAR weekend schedule can be viewed here.

LVMS PR

Racing fans can "Go 4th" at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the exciting, revamped annual NASCAR event weekend on July 3-5 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The action-packed holiday celebration will feature a first-ever NASCAR Xfinity Series road course race at IMS, sponsored by Pennzoil.

This year's Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line will include a full-blown FGL concert Saturday night, a fireworks show, new infield camping experiences and gourmet barbecue as part of a star-spangled celebration of America's birthday and motorsports.

"The Brickyard weekend has been a cornerstone of the IMS schedule since its debut in 1994, and we're committed to the continued growth and revitalization of the event with its move from early September to Fourth of July weekend," Roger Penske said. "Our partners at NASCAR, NBC, Big Machine and Pennzoil share our passion for this great event, and we will work alongside them and others to deliver world-class racing and entertainment for our fans during a celebration of America."

NASCAR competition at IMS will enter a new era during the NASCAR Xfinity Series event Saturday, July 4, as drivers race for the first time on the road course that includes portions of the famed oval.

"Pennzoil has enjoyed success on and off the track during its partnership with race teams at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the decades, and we're eager to open a new relationship with the Racing Capital of the World by sponsoring the first NASCAR road course race at the track," said Patty Lanning, Shell Lubricants, Vice President, North American Marketing. "Every driver will want to make American racing history by winning this inaugural Xfinity Series road race on the Fourth of July at IMS. It's going to be a great event."

"As we've seen in recent years, road course racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series provides some of the most thrilling action of the entire season, and we are excited to bring it to an iconic venue like Indianapolis Motor Speedway," said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR Managing Director of Racing Operations and International Development. "Roger, Doug and the entire IMS team have been tremendous partners in growing the Brickyard weekend, and we're looking forward to what promises to be a must-see event during July 4th weekend."

The 27th annual Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard will take place on Sunday, July 5 on the 2.5-mile IMS oval, with all of NASCAR's biggest stars competing for one of the most prestigious victories in motorsports.

FGL "charged out of the gate with enjoyable rural swagger" (Indianapolis Star) for the packed crowd of 25,000 fans inside Turn 4 at their IMS debut last September, and they will return for a revved-up second year Saturday, July 4 in celebration of Independence Day. Joining the in-demand headliners will be a star-studded lineup, expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Concert tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. (ET) Friday, Jan. 24 at the IMS Ticket Office and IMS.com. For early, pre-sale access, visit IMS.com/FGL to be added to the IMS email list.

The Fourth of July also is about fireworks, and July 4, 2020 at IMS will be no exception. One of the state's largest fireworks displays will burst into view in an explosion of color, pageantry and patriotism over the track in a bold display of American pride. The fireworks will not conflict with the timing of downtown fireworks, so IMS invites fans to enjoy both displays. Additional details will be shared as they become available.

Another new addition to the Big Machine Vodka at the Brickyard weekend will be infield camping inside of Turn 3. Details will be provided soon about this first-ever NASCAR weekend event experience. Grilling out with friends and family also is a tradition for millions of Americans on Fourth of July weekend, so IMS is embracing the holiday and enhancing its fan experience by adding a lineup of gourmet barbecue vendors to its concessions at the track.

A strong, generation-spanning connection between IMS and honoring America will be enhanced through this event weekend. Starting in 2020, IMS will host major event weekends on two holidays that celebrate American values, patriotism and sacrifice - the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Memorial Day weekend and the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard on Independence Day weekend.

"No venue celebrates America quite like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway," IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. "We're ready to welcome our loyal fans for a red, white and blue celebration with great racing, exciting music and more this Fourth of July weekend. This will be a great event."

The Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard will start at 3:30 p.m. (ET) Sunday, July 5. The NASCAR Xfinity Series race sponsored by Pennzoil will start at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4. Both races will have live network telecasts on NBC.

United States Auto Club (USAC) open-wheel short-track racing also will return to The Dirt Track at IMS with the Driven2SaveLives BC39 Powered by NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Championship event during the new NASCAR event week in July. Schedule details will be announced soon.

Visit IMS.com to buy tickets or for information about the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line, the NASCAR Xfinity Series race sponsored by Pennzoil, the Florida Georgia Line concert or the Driven2SaveLives BC39 Powered by NOS Energy Drink.

IMS PR

It's officially open season over the phones and on texasmotorspeedway.com. With just 74 days until the green flag waves over the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 race, individual race tickets for that weekend and the June INDYCAR/NASCAR doubleheader are on sale.
 
Race fans can see any of the five races during the two event weekends. The March 27-29 NASCAR weekend includes the NASCAR Cup Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 500, the NASCAR Xfinity Series My Bariatrics Solutions 300 and the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Vankor 350. The June 5-6 weekend includes the NTT IndyCar Series Texas 600 and the Gander Trucks SpeedyCash.com 400.
 
For fans that enjoy listening to their favorite drivers narrating the highs and lows of the on-track experience in real time, a Sights & Sounds presented by Ashley HomeStore package offers the best bang for their buck. Starting at $99 for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500, race goers receive a pair of tickets with headsets, a scanner, and two vouchers for Coca-Cola products at the track while supplies last.
For $79, Sam Riggs opens the action Sunday, March 29 by headlining the Loud & Proud Pre-Race Show. Growing up with musical interests ranging from George Jones to Three Doors Down, Riggs likes to think he mixes his influences the same way country trailblazers Patsy Cline or Charlie Daniels did in their day. Once he moved to Texas, his career took off, netting him the Top New Male Vocalist award at the Texas Regional Radio Awards. Fans can listen to Riggs up close in the Texas Motor Speedway infield before retreating back to their seats for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500. Pre-race passes are included in the season ticket package.
 
Group tickets and other special experiences are available for the March and June weekends. Season and weekend camping are available.
 
Starting prices for March and June individual tickets:
 
March 27-29
Starting at:
March 29 - O'Reilly Auto Parts 500
(NASCAR Cup Series)
$49
March 28 - My Bariatric Solutions 300
(NASCAR Xfinity Series)
$25
March 27 - Vankor 350
(NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series)
$25
June 5-6
 
June 6 - Texas Indy 600
(NTT IndyCar Series)
$30
June 5 - SpeedyCash.com 400
(NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series)
$25
 
For ticket information, contact the Texas Motor Speedway ticket office at 817.215.8500 or online at https://www.texasmotorspeedway.com/tickets/.
TMS PR

Richmond Raceway (Richmond) will host an Open House for fans on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event will take place in the FanGrounds, Richmond’s modernized infield, and include NASCAR celebrity appearances and a behind-the-scenes tour of the NASCAR Cup Series garages along with food, music, and games. The Open House will also offer fans the opportunity to purchase NASCAR and INDYCAR race tickets, FanGrounds passes, and more for the 2020 race season at America’s Premier Short Track.

“As we wave the green flag on another season making memories with race fans, we will start our year by hosting an Open House to welcome fans back for the 2020 NASCAR season,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “America’s Premier Short Track will be open for fans to tour the FanGrounds, meet NASCAR celebrities, race in the Richmond Raceway Simulator, and much more. We look forward to helping fans prepare for the new season at the Action Track.”

On Jan. 25, Richmond will open to the general public with a full schedule of activities. Rick Mast, former NASCAR driver and Virginia native, and Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier will participate in Q&A’s. Mast will also be available to meet with fans and sign autographs at the Open House.

DJ will be playing music, food trucks will serve signature dishes, and fans can participate in games and turn a few laps in the Richmond Raceway Simulator. Fans can take a tour of the FanGrounds including Gatorade Victory Lane, Dixie Vodka Victory Lane Club, garages and media center to get a sample of the experience of a NASCAR or INDYCAR race weekend. There will also be photo opportunities for fans throughout the FanGrounds to capture memories with friends and family.

Fans will have the opportunity to take a pace car ride around America’s Premier Short Track. For a $5 donation to Richmond Raceway Cares, fans will get to experience the track similar to NASCAR’s best with laps around Richmond’s iconic ¾-mile D-shaped oval.

Additionally, Racing Virginia tracks and drivers will have displays in the garage stalls to showcase the connection of local short track racing across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

For more information on the Open House, visit richmondraceway.com/openhouse.

Richmond Raceway PR

In an effort to improve the racing on short tracks and road courses, NASCAR delivered the following updates to the 2020 Cup Series race package to teams today which includes New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s 1.058-mile oval:

Technical Details

  • Spoiler – 2.75” (from 8”)
  • Splitter – 0.25” overhang (from 2”); approx. 2” wings (from approx. 10.5”)
  • Radiator pan – vertical fencing removed (dimensions of pan remain the same)

Tracks

  • New Hampshire Motor Speedway
  • Bristol Motor Speedway
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval
  • Dover International Speedway
  • Martinsville Speedway
  • Phoenix Raceway
  • Richmond Raceway
  • Sonoma Raceway
  • Watkins Glen International

Quotes

“We applaud NASCAR for always working to find ways to better our sport for our fans. Over the last few years, New Hampshire Motor Speedway has had some thrilling last lap battles to the finish and this new short track rules update will absolutely add to the excitement and great racing that we expect. Our fans are in for a real treat at the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301.”

  • David McGrath, New Hampshire Motor Speedway executive vice president and general manager

“Our goal has always been to provide the best possible racing for our fans, regardless of venue. The 2019 Cup Series race package delivered some of the most exciting races on intermediate and larger tracks that our sport has seen, however we felt we could make improvements to short tracks and road courses. We believe we have found the right balance for 2020 that will allow teams to build off their previous knowledge of this package and showcase exciting side-by-side racing at tracks of all sizes.”

  • Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer

NHMS PR

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