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The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs will be available in mixed reality. NASCAR and XTADIUM are once again teaming up to give NASCAR fans the ultimate viewing experience. All ten of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs races can be watched in this new mixed reality experience on Meta Quest headsets, with content becoming available 48 hours after the conclusion of each event.
Fans can view up to eight distinct camera angles simultaneously while retaining the ability to observe their surroundings. All eight screens are fully customizable, and users can drag and drop the screens around their room to customize their viewing experience. This means that fans can experience the thrill of NASCAR races while still being in-touch with what’s happening around them.
This is the first time a racing event of this kind will be viewable in mixed reality. It will be available on XTADIUM, a free VR App developed by the VR company, YBVR, that is available on all Meta Quest headsets. XTADIUM is available in the US Only.
“At NASCAR we are always looking for ways to experiment with new emerging technology to create unique and compelling experiences for our fans.” said NASCAR Director of Web3 Mitch Rasmussen. “Mixed Reality represents a customizable and immersive experience for fans to connect with the sports and events they love most. We’re excited to work with YBVR to bring this vision to life for our race fans.”
“At YBVR we are looking at new innovative ways to consume sporting events. This exciting partnership with NASCAR will bring fans next generation mixed reality content,” said YBVR CTO and Co-Founder Sebastian Amengual. “Join us in XTADIUM from home with your Meta Quest VR Headsets, to enjoy the ultimate sports watching experience. Also invite your friends to a Watch Party to enjoy the fun with them”.
All NASCAR content will be free. To access, simply download XTADIUM on a Meta Quest Headset.
Since scoring their fifth-place finish at Michigan International Speedway in early August, the No. 30 Rette Jones Racing team has struggled to keep the consistency on track, including the most recent ARCA race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on September 14.
Muniz impressed in his Thunder Valley debut, but a restart accordion effect resulted in terminal damage to the No. 30 Ford | Rette Jones Racing Ford Mustang and a frustrating 23rd-place finish.
Heading to the famed Southern Indiana short track this weekend, Muniz and his Mooresville, N.C.-based team hope to find the bright light at the end of the tunnel and return to top-10 status under the lights Saturday night.
“We have two races left in the season, and I am determined to go to Salem this weekend and put an exclamation point on our finish,” said Muniz. “There are no words to describe what the last two months have been like for our Rette Jones Racing team.
“Without question, our No. 30 Ford | Rette Jones Racing Fords have had incredible speed, but for one reason or another, we have not been able to secure the finishes we deserved. Bristol really looked good for our Rette Jones Racing team, but trouble found us again, and we had nothing to show for our performance.
“This weekend, I turn to Salem Speedway, another new track during my rookie ARCA Menards Series season, and hope we’re able to put an end to this black cloud and earn a strong finish.”
The Scottsdale, Ariz. native is also focused on points. With his result at Bristol, Muniz remains fourth in points and sits 19 points behind fellow rookie Christian Rose.
A strong finish on Saturday night will assist him in reclaiming the points he has recently lost.
“We’re chasing more than a good finish on Saturday night at Salem,” added Muniz. “We are chasing points. I know the championship is impossible, but finishing third in points certainly is, and that is what we are fighting for over the next two weeks.”
For the ninth time this season, Muniz and Rette Jones Racing will display the Ford colors for the 19th ARCA Menards Series race of the season.
Former ARCA championship-winning crew chief and co-owner Mark Rette has been impressed with Muniz’s performances in the first 18 races of the year despite some heartache finishes. He looks forward to seeing him strengthen his craft in his Salem Speedway debut on September 30.
“The last seven or so races for us have been tough because we certainly have had the speed but lacked the results we know we were capable of,” offered Rette. “Frankie has stepped up to the plate and continued to give more than 100 percent behind the wheel – but we’ve just had racing circumstances that have hindered us a little.
“We made great progress at Bristol, and even though we continue to get knocked down, we are standing up just as fast and ready to fight again on Saturday night at Salem. Even though Salem, like Bristol, can tend to be a handful for rookies, I think Frankie will rise above that challenge and contend for a strong finish.”
Entering Salem, Muniz sits fourth in the ARCA Menards Series championship standings, 19 points behind third-place runner Christian Rose and 42 points behind second-place runner Andrés Pérez de Lara.
He sits 173 markers behind championship leader Jesse Love with two races remaining.
Rette Jones Racing stands a respectable seventh in the ARCA Menards Series championship owner standings.
Since 2023, Muniz has 18 ARCA Menards Series starts to his credit, with a career-best finish of fifth at Michigan International Speedway in August 2023. In all, Muniz has delivered one top-five and nine top-10 finishes. He also maintains an average finishing position of 11.2 in his inaugural year of stock car competition.
The Atlas 200 (200 laps | 106.6 miles) is the 19th of 20 races on the 2023 ARCA Menards Series schedule in the 71st consecutive ARCA season. Practice begins Saturday, September 30 from 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying in a timed session will begin a short time later at 5:15 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 2 (FS2) and streaming on FloRacing. ARCARacing.com will also stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire weekend festivities.
Recently crowned ARCA Menards Series East champion William Sawalich returns to the Wilson Motorsports stable for the 52nd Running of the Winchester 400 Presented by Vore’s Welding and Steel.
The Minnesota teenager made the jump to ARCA with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2023 and won four of the eight ARCA East races and the series title in his first year in a full-bodied stock car. He’s also won two ARCA National races at Berlin Raceway and the Milwaukee Mile. Additionally, has has three top-tens in five NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts.
Sawalich has two previous starts with the ASA STARS National Tour, coming at North Wilkesboro and Milwaukee. His best finish came at the Mile when he finished fifth. While his Super Late Model starts have been limited in 2023 due to his ARCA duties, he did score two wins during the World Series of Asphalt at New Smyrna Speedway, including in the Orange Blossom 100 at the end of the week when he outdueled Bubba Pollard in the final laps.
Even at the age of just 16, Sawalich already has two wins at Winchester Speedway. He passed Michael Hinde with eight to go to win the ASA/CRA Super Series race at the World Stock Car Festival on Labor Day weekend in 2022, then backed it up with a JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour win during Winchester 400 weekend after passing newly-crowned series champion Chase Burda with five to go.
The ASA STARS National Tour heads to Winchester Speedway on Sunday, October 15 for the Winchester 400 Presented by Vore’s Welding and Steel. The race will also serve as the season finale for the ASA/CRA Super Series. Tickets can be purchased by calling the track office at (765)584-9701 during office hours.
The ASA STARS National Tour opened the ten race, six-state schedule at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL on March 11. Jesse Love is the most recent winner, claiming the victory in Glass City 200 on September 16.
For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com, or be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: STARS National Series | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).
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Putting his right rear on the cushion and letting it dig, Montana’s Cole Schroeder used traffic to his advantage to roll fifth to first for Friday’s A-Class victory in the Dirt2Media Deuces Wild Shootout with the Dirt2Media National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Hi-Plains Building Division.
Win No. 4 in the fourth state and third different time zone this season, it's the lone Montana racer's third all-time win in NOW600 A-Class national competition.
Getting to second on Lap 22, his time holding silver was short-lived. Chasing Jett Hays, who had led since the start, the point went the way of Cole on Lap 24. Clear sailing from there, Schroeder rolled ahead by 1.332-seconds.
Jett Hays held on for second over Alec Quiggle. Running second early on, Chase Cabre ended up fourth, with Frank Flud marching from 11th to fifth. Brecken Reese held the final transfer spot into Saturday’s championship event.
Friday’s field saw 105 drivers checking in, for a weekend total of 222 entries among 127 drivers between A-Class and Stock Non-Wing competition. Teams from 19 states and 102 cities took part in prelim night competition.
Looking to Saturday, it will be a new show for teams not already locked in. Times will move up an hour with Hot Laps at 5:00 P.M. and Racing at 6:00 P.M. (EDT). Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for youth (6-12), and free for kids five and under.
The 2023 season marks the 11th year of competition for the National Open Wheel 600 Series. Anchored by the Dirt2Media NOW600 National Championship, the NOW600 Series comprises several regional tours and sanctioned racetracks. The NOW600 National Championship features three divisions of 600cc micro sprints at each event: Stock Non-Wing, Winged A-Class, and Restricted 'A' Class.
Live online coverage of NOW600 National competition and select weekly and regional events can be found on http://www.dirt2media.com
To keep up on everything happening with the National Open Wheel 600 Series, from the National Tour to Regional and Weekly racing lineups, log onto http://www.now600series.
Dirt2Media NOW600 Series
U.S. 24 Speedway (Logansport, Ind.)
Friday, September 29, 2023
NOW600 A-CLASS MICROS
Dirt2Media A-Main (30 Laps): 1. 3-Cole Schroeder; 2. 83X-Jett Hays; 3. 23-Alec Quiggle; 4. 29-Chase Cabre; 5. 81-Frank Flud; 6. 20Q-Brecken Reese; 7. 44-Cameron Paul; 8. 39-Russ Disinger; 9. 14R-Jake Nail; 10. 52JR-Conner Long; 11. 41C-Brian Carber; 12. 14C-Chris Andrews; 13. 21S-Steven Snyder Jr; 14. 24G-Greyson Springer; 15. 36-Kris Carroll; 16. ES10-Easton Zent; 17. 71-Tim Buckwalter; 18. 15N-Neal Allison; 19. 4Y-Jett Yantis; 20. (DNS) 26K-Kale Drake
The Joie of Seating Qualifier 1 (20 Laps): 1. 83X-Jett Hays; 2. 15N-Neal Allison; 3. 81-Frank Flud; 4. 39-Russ Disinger; 5. 93-Matt Carr; 6. 2B-Garrett Benson; 7. 5-Ryder McCutcheon; 8. 11D-Dominic White; 9. 20-Alex Ruppert; 10. 9F-Ryan Frandsen; 11. 16F-Matthew Francis; 12. 21B-Beau Brandon; 13. 25B-Chevy Boyer; 14. 43-Parker Perry; 15. 7S-Kanon Posey; 16. 16W-Hunter Walker; 17. 9A-Hunter Hanson; 18. 71T-Jackie Smith; 19. 07R-Bubba Rains; 20. 77-Robbie Smith; 21. 95M-Paige Moss
The Joie of Seating Qualifier 2 (20 Laps): 1. 29-Chase Cabre; 2. 26K-Kale Drake; 3. 36-Kris Carroll; 4. 41C-Brian Carber; 5. 22X-Kole Kirkman; 6. 12M-Corbin Rueschenberg; 7. 83-Brant Woods; 8. 14T-Michael Linderman; 9. 61-Chris Cochran; 10. 13-Elijah Gile; 11. 51-Bill Malicoat; 12. 21K-Keegan Osantowski; 13. 68-Landon Ellis; 14. 18-Aidan Leingang; 15. 12K-Dylan Kadous; 16. 42-Ashley Afdahl; 17. 24M-Bryce Maxson; 18. 2TK-Todd Kirkman; 19. 22-Ian Malicoat; 20. 7X-Austin Burnworth; 21. 1V-Johnny Boland
The Joie of Seating Qualifier 3 (20 Laps): 1. 23-Alec Quiggle; 2. 4Y-Jett Yantis; 3. ES10-Easton Zent; 4. 14R-Jake Nail; 5. 96-Jayson Campbell; 6. 78B-Brody Wake; 7. 37-Aiden Purdue; 8. 38R-Riley Osantowski; 9. 21-Mason Beinhower; 10. 38-Brantley Tjaden; 11. 07C-Carter Whaley; 12. 95-Hayden McKnight; 13. 9-Bryce Comer; 14. 99-Mason Seubert; 15. 74R-Robby Brockman; 16. 07-Zak Gorski; 17. G5-Gunnar Setser; 18. 25J-Delaney Jost; 19. 56-Michael Hubert; 20. 18O-Laine Hite; 21. 17L-Chase Lauderbaugh
The Joie of Seating Qualifier 4 (20 Laps): 1. 20Q-Brecken Reese; 2. 44-Cameron Paul; 3. 52JR-Conner Long; 4. 21S-Steven Snyder Jr; 5. 88L-Billy Lieb; 6. 50X-Megan Cooley; 7. 29S-Stone Sharpe; 8. 95A-Braden Chiaramonte; 9. 88M-Max Crabdree; 10. 91-Brandon Shaw; 11. 99B-Cole Bodine; 12. 8G-Grayson Price; 13. 78J-Joe Askew; 14. 14G-Madelyn Gjerness; 15. 7MM-Brandon Rose; 16. 38J-Jimmy Wood; 17. 14-Landon Muehlberger; 18. (DNS) 88-Caleb Moen; 19. (DNS) 5X-Jack Kassik; 20. (DNS) 10C-Chase Hughes; 21. (DNS) 64-Caleb Sutherland
The Joie of Seating Qualifier 5 (20 Laps): 1. 3-Cole Schroeder; 2. 14C-Chris Andrews; 3. 24G-Greyson Springer; 4. 71-Tim Buckwalter; 5. 19-Eddie Hartley; 6. 59-Brody Mclaughlin; 7. 08-Peter Smith; 8. 9X-Reed Whitney; 9. 33-Cruz Dickerson; 10. 2D-Cole Dewease; 11. J37-Jovi Duffy; 12. 34-Colton Robinson; 13. 74-Sheldon Creed; 14. 99E-Tres Mehler; 15. 19J-Justin Robison; 16. 81G-Giancarlo Ramessar; 17. 84J-JT Qualls; 18. 88A-AJ Parrish; 19. 5H-Bradley Huish; 20. 7A-Charlie Allen; 21. (DNS) 29L-Jackson Lauderbaugh
CorvetteParts.net Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 22X-Kole Kirkman; 2. 12M-Corbin Rueschenberg; 3. 18-Aidan Leingang; 4. 14G-Madelyn Gjerness; 5. 24G-Greyson Springer; 6. 07C-Carter Whaley; 7. 16F-Matthew Francis; 8. 83-Brant Woods; 9. 34-Colton Robinson; 10. 9A-Hunter Hanson
CorvetteParts.net Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 36-Kris Carroll; 2. 50X-Megan Cooley; 3. 26K-Kale Drake; 4. 41C-Brian Carber; 5. 61-Chris Cochran; 6. 14T-Michael Linderman; 7. 68-Landon Ellis; 8. 99-Mason Seubert; 9. 5X-Jack Kassik; 10. (DNS) 64-Caleb Sutherland
CorvetteParts.net Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 96-Jayson Campbell; 2. 20Q-Brecken Reese; 3. 78B-Brody Wake; 4. J37-Jovi Duffy; 5. 37-Aiden Purdue; 6. 21S-Steven Snyder Jr; 7. 07-Zak Gorski; 8. 21-Mason Beinhower; 9. 25B-Chevy Boyer; 10. 42-Ashley Afdahl
CorvetteParts.net Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 29-Chase Cabre; 2. 5H-Bradley Huish; 3. 38-Brantley Tjaden; 4. 95M-Paige Moss; 5. 14R-Jake Nail; 6. 78J-Joe Askew; 7. 8G-Grayson Price; 8. 16W-Hunter Walker; 9. 22-Ian Malicoat; 10. 84J-JT Qualls
CorvetteParts.net Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 83X-Jett Hays; 2. 77-Robbie Smith; 3. 88L-Billy Lieb; 4. 56-Michael Hubert; 5. 5-Ryder McCutcheon; 6. 7X-Austin Burnworth; 7. 21B-Beau Brandon; 8. 21K-Keegan Osantowski; 9. 51-Bill Malicoat; 10. 17L-Chase Lauderbaugh
CorvetteParts.net Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. ES10-Easton Zent; 2. 23-Alec Quiggle; 3. 11D-Dominic White; 4. 19-Eddie Hartley; 5. 7A-Charlie Allen; 6. 18O-Laine Hite; 7. 2D-Cole Dewease; 8. 88-Caleb Moen; 9. 71T-Jackie Smith; 10. G5-Gunnar Setser
CorvetteParts.net Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 44-Cameron Paul; 2. 14C-Chris Andrews; 3. 38J-Jimmy Wood; 4. 9F-Ryan Frandsen; 5. 91-Brandon Shaw; 6. 81G-Giancarlo Ramessar; 7. 2B-Garrett Benson; 8. 38R-Riley Osantowski; 9. 19J-Justin Robison
CorvetteParts.net Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 7MM-Brandon Rose; 2. 52JR-Conner Long; 3. 81-Frank Flud; 4. 4Y-Jett Yantis; 5. 88M-Max Crabdree; 6. 9X-Reed Whitney; 7. 74-Sheldon Creed; 8. 95A-Braden Chiaramonte; 9. 10C-Chase Hughes
CorvetteParts.net Heat 9 (8 Laps): 1. 3-Cole Schroeder; 2. 08-Peter Smith; 3. 29S-Stone Sharpe; 4. 13-Elijah Gile; 5. 9-Bryce Comer; 6. 88A-AJ Parrish; 7. 1V-Johnny Boland; 8. 99B-Cole Bodine; 9. 24M-Bryce Maxson
CorvetteParts.net Heat 10 (8 Laps): 1. 39-Russ Disinger; 2. 71-Tim Buckwalter; 3. 2TK-Todd Kirkman; 4. 93-Matt Carr; 5. 59-Brody Mclaughlin; 6. 07R-Bubba Rains; 7. 95-Hayden McKnight; 8. 99E-Tres Mehler; 9. 74R-Robby Brockman
CorvetteParts.net Heat 11 (8 Laps): 1. 12K-Dylan Kadous; 2. 15N-Neal Allison; 3. 33-Cruz Dickerson; 4. 25J-Delaney Jost; 5. 20-Alex Ruppert; 6. 14-Landon Muehlberger; 7. 43-Parker Perry; 8. 7S-Kanon Posey; 9. (DNS) 29L-Jackson Lauderbaugh
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Justin Grant took the lead on lap 20 of 30 on the way to earning the victory on night two of the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship’s Driven2SaveLives BC39 at The Dirt Track at IMS, Thursday night. Cannon McIntosh finished second and Emerson Axsom was third to give Toyota a sweep of the podium with all three drivers transferring directly to Saturday night’s A Main.
The victory is Grant’s first national midget feature win of the season and closed out a dominating day that saw him win his opening heat race, his qualifying race, and the feature. He becomes the eighth different Toyota-powered driver to win in USAC competition this season. The win is the 12th career win for Grant with Toyota.
Starting on the front row with McIntosh, Axsom would take the lead on lap one with McIntosh right on his tail and Grant moving up to third.
As Axsom continued to pace the race, McIntosh closed to with .2 seconds of him before a caution flag would wave on lap 16. On the restart, Grant would get a run on McIntosh and take over second place on lap 17. Three laps later, Grant would overtake Axsom for the lead and pull away for the victory. Behind him, Axsom and McIntosh were evenly matched, but a slight bobble on the final lap allowed McIntosh to take advantage to come home in second with Axsom third.
Three more Toyota powers captured top-10 finishes on the night as Ryan Timms placed fifth, Karter Sarff was sixth and Jake Andreotti finished tenth.
The final night of the Driven2SaveLives BC 39 will take place at The Dirt Track at IMS on Saturday night with four Toyota drivers transferring directly to the A Main with Taylor Reimer joining Grant, McIntosh and Axsom after placing second on Thursday night.
Justin Grant, RMS Racing: “We’re here racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in front of all these great fans so we’re not going to phone it in and come home third if we can help it. We’ve worked really, really hard on this RMS car all week since Eldora. We’ve been working late nights on this thing and I think we built a better mouse trap. Our RMS race cars are fast and I think it could be a slugfest tomorrow.”
Cannon McIntosh, CB Industries: “Track position is big right now and luckily, we started up front. Every lap I ran on the cushion I felt like I was getting more and more comfortable. It was a big learning curve for me, but I felt like in the long runs I was really good. I got to Emerson there early in the race and then we got right up to him, and I felt like we were going to make a move and then the yellow came out. Then Grant restarted really well, and his short run speed was really good and once he got out front, you really weren’t going to catch him. Then we got that last yellow and Emerson got tripped up a little, so I had a chance, and we were able to get second. Hats off to the CB Industries team. I felt like we were really good all night and got better and better every time we ran. Hats off to GearWrench, Toyota, Mobil 1, K1 RaceGear and a lot of people who help me get into this position.”
Emerson Axsom, Keith Kunz Motorsports: “We ran third, but I thought Cannon and I were the same speed and I thought I had no pressure for second, but I messed up and he was able to drive around me. It’s awesome to be here and I’m glad all the fans came. It’s an awesome event honoring Bryan and Driven2SaveLives. I want to thank Keith Kunz Motorsports, Toyota, Chuckie and my dad, they’re working really hard.”
Toyota-Powered Drivers USAC Dirt Track at IMS Friday Feature Results
Justin Grant – 1st
Cannon McIntosh – 2nd
Emerson Axsom – 3rd
Ryan Timms – 5th
Karter Sarff – 6th
Jake Andreotti – 10th
Mitchell Davis – 12th
Gavin Miller – 14th
Zach Daum – 15th
Brady Bacon – 22nd
AM Racing proudly welcomes Abbotsford, Canada’s Jason White, back to the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series for Saturday afternoon’s Love’s RV Stop 250.
White returns to the 2.66-mile after earning a top-10 finish in the spring’s ARCA Menards Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway driving for Fast Track Racing.
White also captured a top-10 effort in the ARCA Menards Series season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in February.
With confidence on superspeedways behind him, White looks forward to another chance at victory in one of NASCAR’s top-three national series.
Powder Ventures will continue to support White in hopes of making his 11th career NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series start.
“I couldn’t be more excited to get back to Talladega and get back in the draft,” said White. “I got more comfortable every race on the superspeedway tracks, and to be able to pilot the No. 22 Ford F-150 for AM Racing is an opportunity that most drivers never get.
“Hopefully, we can have some luck on our side and put the organization in contention for Victory Lane on Saturday afternoon.”
Powder Ventures resides in Kamloops B.C. Canada where it specializes in commercial, residential, and industrial excavation. Servicing the Sun Peaks and Kamloops areas for over 20 years, Powder Ventures is a “one stop” shop for all things pertaining to the earthworks industry.
The Love’s RV Stop 250 (94 laps | 250.04 miles) is the 21st of 23 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series races on the 2023 schedule. Qualifying is set for Saturday, September 30 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The 36-truck field will take the green flag later in the day shortly after 12:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. ET) with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (CT).
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Chevrolet will continue its fight against breast cancer with the return of the specially-themed pink ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ Camaro ZL1 as the official pace car for the upcoming NASCAR Cup Series races at Talladega Superspeedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Martinsville Speedway.
Featuring the American Cancer Society logo, the pink Camaro ZL1 pace car will raise both money and awareness as it serves as the pace car at each of the three events during the month of October. For every caution lap the pink Camaro ZL1 completes, Chevrolet will make a donation of $350 (up to $50,000) to the American Cancer Society to honor the ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ initiative. Chevrolet will also host a group of breast cancer survivors at each race with the experience including special appearances by Team Chevy NASCAR Cup Series drivers, rides in the pink Camaro ZL1 pace car and more.
This marks the 13th consecutive year Chevrolet has partnered with the American Cancer Society and its ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ initiative. In 2022, 108 caution laps were completed among the three participating races, generating a $37,800 donation to the American Cancer Society.
“Chevrolet is proud to continue our commitment to the American Cancer Society’s ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ initiative,” said Alyssa Haba, Motorsports Strategic Planning and Operations Manager for Chevrolet. “It is always an honor to carry the ACS logo on our pink Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 pace car during the month of October and we look forward to the opportunity to bring awareness for this important cause to the track again this year.”
NASCAR will support Chevrolet’s continued efforts in the fight against breast cancer by partnering with the manufacturer to add an additional market to the program for this year’s campaign. Together, NASCAR and Chevrolet will host the third event at one of its original tracks, Martinsville Speedway, as the sanctioning body celebrates its 75th anniversary.
“We applaud our great partners at Chevrolet for all the tremendous work they do to bring significant visibility to breast cancer awareness and the American Cancer Society,” said Michelle Byron, NASCAR senior vice president of partnership marketing. “NASCAR is honored to provide a platform for this initiative and play a role in the fight against a disease that directly impacts so many people across the globe.”
The pink Camaro ZL1 will make its first on-track appearance of the season this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, serving as the pace car for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series YellaWood 500.