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This weekend, for the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, one car holds very special meaning. The images and/or names of 19 local organ donor heroes will adorn Joey Gase’s Nevada Donor Network car. In 2011, Gase’s mother, Mary, died of a brain aneurysm and helped save and heal the lives of 66 people as an organ, eye and tissue donor. Nevada Donor Network and Gase have partnered together since 2013 to promote the gift of life and health through donation by honoring local heroes and their courageous families each time he races at LVMS.

Below is the list of our incredible honorees.
  
-    Kaylinn Marie Boling
-    Richard Bryant Blue Jr.
-    John Patrick Cronin
-    Samuel Giovanni Lara
-    Bruce Michael Munger
-    Fred Frudden
-    Douglas Truman Foremaster
-    Chase Rauchle 
-    Clarence Joseph Sikkenga
-    David Fernando Linares
-    Brandon Reineck
-    Donald Lee White
-    Mary Jean White
-    Thomas Randall McCurry
-    Rick Alan Stelljes
-    Garrett Richard Meriwether
-    Kenani Kaimuloa
-    David Michael Barrows III
-    Emile Richard Alforque

Several Hand Prints of Hope with messages written by families of heroic donors will also be displayed on Gase’s vehicle, including:   
     
Donor mom Jodi Boling’s tribute reads “One’s ending, is another’s beginning. Be an organ donor,” in honor of her daughter Kaylinn.  
  
These special honoree tributes and messages of hope are intended to inspire Nevadans to say ‘YES’ to registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor. We all have the power to bring hope to the nearly 600 Nevadans and over 100,000 Americans in need of a lifesaving organ transplant. Visit www.nvdonor.org to learn more and register as a hero today.  
  
“I am so thankful to Nevada Donor Network for teaming up with us this weekend so we can not only race, but, more importantly, raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation and honor all of these incredible heroes,” said Gase.

For more information about interview opportunities before, during and after the race, please contact Latoya Bembry at 702-367-7771 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joey Gase Racing PR

Long-time partner Skuttle Tight returns as the primary sponsor for Jesse Little and B. J. McLeod Motorsports at both Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Phoenix Raceway.
 
Skuttle Tight and Jesse look forward to continuing a successful relationship and building upon that solid foundation with the new team owners B.J. Mc Leod and his wife Jessica in the NASCAR Xfinity series.
 
This week the No. 78 will be sporting the familiar Skuttle Tight colors but with a newly designed look as Jesse rolls off in the 32nd position. Last week was a tough one for the team as Jesse faced mechanical setbacks early in the race at Homestead Miami Speedway, finishing in the 32nd position. "I am thankful to head into Las Vegas with the familiar Skuttle Tight colors on the car," Jesse said. "Chad and Skuttle Tight have been supportive of my racing career for many years which means a lot to me. I am excited to get back to Las Vegas where I have had some good finishes, and I am looking forward to a great weekend with my B.J. McLeod Motorsports team."
 
"We decided to add Las Vegas and Phoenix as the first two primary races for 2021 with Jesse Little and his new team B. J. McLeod Motorsports" said President Chad Kompelien. "Jesse and his team have been working hard to find new supporters this year and we are glad to jump on board for the next two races. We value the great relationship with Jesse and appreciate the challenge he faces securing sponsorship and partners each race so are happy to support Jesse for the next two races," said Chad.
 
This year is shaping up to be a good one and we appreciate all of the support from everyone. Stay tuned for an announcement soon about how you can continue to support Jesse on the track and be recognized for your efforts.
 
Jesse Little Racing PR

Standout Management Group (SMG) and NASCAR driver Gray Gaulding are pleased to announce new multi-race sponsorship with SVS Vision headquartered in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Gray will be running the very first #52 SVS Vision Chevrolet Camaro in the Alsco Uniforms 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this coming Saturday, March 6th.

Gaulding is ready for the 300-mile race at Las Vegas after several good showings there over the past few years including a 7th place finish in September 2019. Since 2014, Gaulding has a combined 128 starts across NASCAR’s top three series.

“I cannot be more pumped about partnering with a high-quality optics provider like SVS Vision and showcasing their products and services to the NASCAR community”, says Gaulding. “The Stanns and Farrells are incredible owners that have built a very successful business based on integrity and care for their customers. Their story is one that inspires me to keep chasing my dream and to be the very best at what I do…race cars!”

“Ever since I saw the movie Top Gun, I always dreamed of flying jets or racing cars and having a sponsor partner that would enable me to wear a pair of Ray-Ban Aviators! That day has finally arrived, and I could not be more excited to represent SVS Vision throughout the 2021 Xfinity season!”

Ken Stann, president of SVS Vision stated, “Sometimes in life opportunities and relationships are developed in the most unusual circumstances.  This was one of them.  Lisa and I knew Gray had the “it” factor the moment we met him.  Now that we are here, honestly, I am so fired up to watch Gray race in the SVS Vision car this season.  I’m even more excited to broaden our relationship with such a great young man.  His personality, love for life, and integrity make this partnership a natural.” 

Additional sponsors for the Las Vegas race event include Panini America, Kuykendall Hearing Aid Centers and new associate sponsor Rootwell.com. Make sure to catch all the race action on FS1 starting at 4:30 PM Eastern Time Saturday, March 6th.

Gray Gaulding PR

CR7 Motorsports heads to Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway for Friday night’s Bucked Up 200 with driver Grant Enfinger prepared to roll the dice and earn another strong finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).
 
In an effort to allow Enfinger to earn maximum points in the Truck Series, CR7 Motorsports primary driver Codie Rohrbaugh offer to vacate his seat of the No. 9 Chevrolet Silverado for the third race of the season.
 
He will return in the series’ next event at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway on Mar. 20, 2021.
 
“We’re happy to have Grant (Enfinger) aboard the No. 9 Camping World | Grant County Mulch Chevrolet Silverado this weekend at Las Vegas,” offered Rohrbaugh. “I know his experience in the Truck Series has the potential to further strengthen our organization as we work to be a mainstay team in 2021.”
 
Enfinger, 36, will make his 10th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Las Vegas and eyes his second victory at the 1.5-mile track after earning the victory in September 2018.
 
In addition to his World of Westgate 200 triumph, he holds two top-five and five top-10 finishes in Sin City. Since 2012, he carries an average finish of 12.8.
 
“Thanks Marcus Lemonis and Camping World for making things happen,” said Enfinger.
 
“Also, thanks to Codie and all of the Rohrbaugh family for letting me hop in the truck at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Also, big thanks to ThorSport Racing and Duke and Rhonda Thorson for letting me have some fun this weekend.”
 
CR7 Motorsports is off to a solid 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start with finishes of eighth and 16th in the first two races at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway and the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course respectively.
 
“I’m proud of everyone’s hard work so far this season,” added Rohrbaugh. “Whether it’s me or Grant behind the wheel, the team has been at it working hard to make sure our CR7 Motorsports trucks go to the track competitive and prepared to do battle.
 
“It would be great to earn another top-10 finish on Friday night and keep the momentum on our side ahead of Atlanta in a few weeks.”
 
CR7 Motorsports has 29 NGOTS starts to their credit with a career-best finish of third at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (February 2020). Additionally, the team owns four other top-10 finishes at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (fifth) in October 2020, Richmond (Va.) Raceway (sixth) in September 2020, Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (eighth) in February 2021 and Martinsville (Va.) Speedway (10th) in October 2019. An 11th place qualifying effort at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (Oct. 2019) is the team’s best time trials effort to date.
 
In 20 career ARCA starts, Rohrbaugh has a best finish of seventh twice at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway (July 2018 and Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (February 2019). He has qualified a career-best fourth on four different occasions, most recently at Kansas Speedway (Oct. 2018).
 
Marketing partnership(s) opportunities are available for the No. 97 A.L.L. Construction | Grant County Mulch Chevrolet and No. 9 Grant County Mulch Chevrolet for the 2021 ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series seasons and beyond. Interested inquiries are encouraged to contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304.257.8783.
 
The Bucked Up 200 (134 laps | 201 miles) is the third of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Fri., Mar. 5, 2021 shortly after 6:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. ET) with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90.  
 
CR7 Motorsports PR

TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold announced today it will air the DAYTONA 200 motorcycle race at the DAYTONA Road Course live at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 13 exclusively on the streaming platform’s Progressive American Flat Track Pass. The event kicks off a doubleheader of motorcycle racing on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold that is capped off by the Progressive American Flat Track Race at the Volusia Half-Mile at 7 p.m. ET.

Sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and operated by the American Sportbike Racing Association (ASRA), the 57-lap, 200-mile race showcases 600cc sportbikes at DAYTONA International Speedway’s famed 3.51-mile road course.

Four-time DAYTONA 200 champion Danny Eslick will attempt to become the third five-race winner in the history of the event, while Kyle Wyman will try to defend his 2019 victory. The 2020 race was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s event features a stacked field bolstered by international racers flocking to Daytona since several European contests have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Notably, 19-race Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop of Ireland heads stateside to test his talents at The World Center of Racing.

The DAYTONA 200 is available to TrackPass users with either the Progressive American Flat Track pass ($1.99/month) or the TrackPass: All Access pass ($4.99), which includes all live events from Progressive American Flat Track, ARCA Menards Series, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Pinty’s Series and IMSA.

After the DAYTONA 200, TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold transitions from two-wheel road course action to motorcycle dirt racing for the Progressive American Flat Track contest at the Volusia Half-Mile. It marks the second Progressive AFT race of 2021, following Friday’s season opener at the Volusia Half-Mile (also 7 p.m. ET).

Brian Baumann starts the season in the hunt for his third straight Progressive AFT Championship.

NASCAR PR

2019 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Champion Loris Hezemans will not only chase a second European title in 2021. The Dutchman will also return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series driving the #13 Hezeberg Systems Camaro for the Reaume Brothers Racing team.

The 23-year-old will race on the 1-mile Phoenix Raceway on March 13  and on the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 29, 2021. The Call 811 Before You Dig 200 presented by Arizona 811 at Phoenix will mark Hezemans’ oval racing debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series after the six-time NWES race winner finished 22nd at Road America in his first outing. 

“I am very excited to announce that I will be joining Reaume Brothers Racing for the Nascar Xfinity Series at Phoenix on March 13th,” said Hezemans. “My number one priority for this race weekend is to bring the car home and gain as much experience as possible. Without any practice or qualifying the learning curve will be a big step but I am fully up for the challenge. With this experience in Phoenix I hope to continue to progress through the different size oval tracks throughout the year”.

While the Dutchman and his partners are at work to expand the American campaign, the clear goal for the first two races is to accumulate miles and experience to obtain NASCAR’s approval to compete in the NASCAR Cup Series in the future.

The Reaume Brothers Racing team made their entrance into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2018. In June 2020, they took over the operations of the RSS Racing No. 93 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and retained those duties for the remainder of the season. In 2021, the team competes in NASCAR with three of its own cars, two in the NCWTS and one in the NXS.

The Call 811 Before You Dig 200 presented by Arizona 811 at Phoenix Raceway will be run on Saturday, March 13. The green flag will wave at around 23:30 CET.

NWES PR

News and Notes: 
 
Starting Position: Anderson will start the Bucked Up 200 from the 28th position on Friday night. Due to no practice or qualifying the starting lineup was calculated by the competition-based performance metrics system; fastest lap in the previous race 15 percent, driver finish from previous race 25 percent, owner points 25 percent, and driver points 35 percent. 
 
Las Vegas Motor Speedway Stats: Friday night's Bucked Up 200 will mark Anderson’s ninth NCWTS start at LVMS. In eight other truck races at LVMS, Anderson holds an average finish of 20.125, with a career best finish of 14th coming in the fall of 2019.

- Jordan Anderson Quote; 
“I am thankful to Marcus Lemonis and the entire team at Camping World for making the challenge happen this weekend. Proud to carry the Camping World brand and colors on our No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado in the Bucked Up 200. The NASCAR Camping World Truck series has been home for me ever since I made my debut back in 2014, and their support of the series has always been first class. To have the opportunity for JAR to race for the bonus put up is a huge potential gain for our team and all our partners.” 
 
- Camping World; Camping World, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, is America’s leading recreational vehicle and outdoor retailer, offering an extensive assortment of recreational vehicles for sale, RV and camping gear, RV maintenance and repair, other outdoor and active sports products, and the industry’s broadest and deepest range of services, protection plans, products and resources. Since the Company's founding in 1966, Camping World has grown to become one of the most well-known destinations for everything RV, with more than 170 locations in 38 states and a comprehensive e-commerce platform. For more information, visit
www.CampingWorld.com

- Chassis; JAR will bring chassis No. 001 for Anderson to compete with in Friday night’s Bucked Up 200 at LVMS. Having last competed for JAR in October 2020 at Texas Motor Speedway in the SpeedyCash.com 400, Chassis No. 001 would earn a Top-15 being credited with the 13th position at the finish.
 
JAR PR

Middleton, Idaho’s Zach Telford will take his show on the road in 2021 as the 16-year-old driver has announced a nearly 30-race schedule across six different states. Notably the multi-time Modified and Super Late Model winner will compete in seven events at Slinger Super Speedway in Wisconsin for Pathfinder Chassis, including the Slinger Nationals on July 6. He will also race four times in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour for Garcia Racing in Northern California.

A second trip to Havasu 95 Speedway in Arizona for Pro Late Model action opens things up for Telford this Saturday with a 100-lap event for the Sigma Performance-sponsored series.

Telford will look to add to his two career ARCA Menards Series West top-tens with races at the Las Vegas Bullring in September and All American Speedway in October on the schedule. He will compete nearly a dozen times in his home state of Idaho with events in Modifieds and Super Late Models at Meridian Speedway and Magic Valley. He will join car owner Travis Sharpe for Pro Late Model races at Evergreen Speedway in Washington in April and Hermiston Speedway in Oregon in October to book end his busy season.

The 2021 season will be available through many different forms of media with all four SRL Southwest Tour races broadcast live to SPEARS Racing TV while Speed Cast TV will handle coverage from Magic Valley and Meridian. TrackPass carries live coverage of the ARCA Menards Series West while tape-delay coverage is available on NBCSN. Television and pay per view coverage for the Slinger Nationals has not been announced at this time.

These opportunities would not be possible without support from Precision Framing, JamesHardie, Builders FirstSource, Mendiola Custom Homes, Meridian Anti-Drug Coalition, Vista Montessori School, Project Filter, Conrad & Bishoff, Executive Lawn Care, Gibson Diesel Performance, The Car Store, BLG, Fully Promoted, Swift Springs, Cristiani Motorsports, TCR, Tri Star Racewear

Race fans can follow Zach Telford at www.ZachTelford.com He can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

2021 Zach Telford Schedule

3/6 Havasu AZ PLM

4/10 Evergreen WA PLM

4/25 Magic Valley ID SLM

5/1 Stockton CA SRL

5/8 Magic Valley ID SLM

5/16 Slinger WI SLM

5/22 All American CA SRL

5/31 Meridian ID SLM

6/5 Magic Valley ID Mod

6/13 Slinger WI SLM

6/20 Magic Valley ID SLM

6/27 Slinger WI SLM

7/6 Slinger WI SLM

7/10 Magic Valley ID SLM

7/17 Magic Valley ID Mod

7/25 Slinger WI SLM

8/8 Slinger WI SLM

8/15 Stockton CA SRL

8/28 Meridian ID SLM

9/5 Slinger WI SLM

9/12 Magic Valley ID SLM

9/18 All American CA SRL

9/23 Las Vegas NV ARCA

10/2 Meridian ID PLM

10/2 Meridian ID Mod

10/9 All American CA ARCA

10/23 Hermiston OR PLM

Zach Telford PR

Corbin Rueschenberg will embark on an exciting and challenging 2021 season competing for the National Open Wheel 600 Lucas Oil National Championship this weekend at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, OK. Competing in both Restricted and Stock Non-Wing, Rueschenberg will look to steer his #26 Driven Performance chassis to the top throughout the busy year.

Rueschenberg’s experience outside of the West Coast is limited but that will quickly change as he races in the 30-race season across the Midwest. He will add marquee races across the nation and his pavement debut to his resume as well.

When racing in California, Rueschenberg’s Micro racing will primarily be in the A-Class division and Outlaw Non-Wing, while his Midwest competition will primarily be in Stock Non-Wing and Restricted.

Major events on the calendar include the 22nd Annual Micro Sprint Nationals at Oklahoma’s I-44 Riverside Speedway and the High Banks Hustle at Southern Illinois Raceway in June, the Mark Hagopian Memorial in September in California, and October’s Cal Cup and Turkey Bowl in California.

His NOW600 races will be streamed live on RacinBoys.com while FastFourMedia.com will be on hand for many of the major Micro races across the country as well. His asphalt Late Model races on May 22, June 26, and September 18 at Madera Speedway are streamed live on YouTube then tape-delayed to MAVTV.

Primary support on the #26 car for JPU Racing comes from TACT CLEAN INC and Decon 7. Rueschenberg is also supported by Arciterra Real Estate and Development, Radical Race Gear, MB2 Industries, and Arizona’s Best Garage Door.

Fans can also follow Corbin Rueschenberg on social media including on Facebook at www.CorbinRueschenberg.com

2021 SCHEDULE

1/16/

Adobe Mountain Speedway

Glendale AZ

1/22/

Challenge of the Americas

Glendale AZ

1/23/

Challenge of the Americas

Glendale AZ

1/24/

Challenge of the Americas

Glendale AZ

2/12/

Adobe Mountain Speedway

Glendale AZ

2/13/

Adobe Mountain Speedway

Glendale AZ

2/14/

Adobe Mountain Speedway

Glendale AZ

3/5/

Red Dirt Speedway

Meeker OK

3/6/

Red Dirt Speedway

Meeker OK

3/12

Caney Valley Speedway

Caney KS

3/13

Caney Valley Speedway

Caney KS

3/19/

Plaza Park Speedway

Visalia CA

3/20/

Lemoore Speedway

Lemoore CA

3/26/

Plaza Park Speedway

Visalia CA

4/9/

Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex

Sweet Springs MO

4/10/

Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex

Sweet Springs MO

4/30/

Humboldt Speedway

Humboldt KS

5/1/

Grayson County Speedway

Bells TX

5/6/

Port City Raceway

Tulsa OK

5/7/

Port City Raceway

Tulsa OK

5/8/

Port City Raceway

Tulsa OK

5/21/

Plaza Park Speedway

Visalia CA

5/22/

Madera Speedway

Madera CA

5/22/

Lemoore Speedway

Lemoore CA

6/4

I-44 Riverside Speedway

Oklahoma City OK

6/5

I-44 Riverside Speedway

Oklahoma City OK

6/9/

Caney Valley Speedway {Sooner SW}

Caney KS

6/10/

Creek County Speedway {Sooner SW}

Kellyville OK

6/11/

Red Dirt Speedway {Sooner SW}

Meeker OK

6/12/

Port City Raceway {Sooner SW}

Tulsa OK

6/13/

Creek County Speedway {Sooner SW}

Kellyville OK

6/18/

Southern Illinois Raceway

Marion IL

6/19/

Southern Illinois Raceway

Marion IL

6/26/

Madera Speedway

Madera CA

7/9

Outlaw Speedway

Oktaha OK

7/13/

Red Dirt Speedway

Meeker OK

7/16/

Jefferson County Speedway

Fairbury NE

7/17/

Jefferson County Speedway

Fairbury NE

7/23

RPM Speedway

Crandall TX

7/24

Superbowl Speedway

Greenville TX

7/18/

Summer Break

Mesa  AZ

9/2/

Summer Break

Mesa AZ

9/3/

Port City Raceway

Tulsa OK

9/4/

Port City Raceway

Tulsa OK

9/5/

Nevada Speedway

Neveda MO

9/10/

Plaza Park Speedway

Visalia CA

9/11/

Lemoore Speedway

Lemoore CA

9/18/

Madera Speedway

Madera CA

9/24/

Plaza Park Speedway {Hagopian}

Visalia CA

9/25/

Plaza Park Speedway {Hagopian}

Visalia CA

10/13/

Lemoore Speedway (Cal Cup)

Lemoore CA

10/14/

Lemoore Speedway (Cal Cup)

Lemoore CA

10/15/

Lemoore Speedway (Cal Cup)

Lemoore CA

10/22/

Caney Valley Speedway

Caney KS

10/23/

Caney Valley Speedway

Caney KS

10/29

Delta Speedway

Stockton CA

10/30

Delta Speedway

Stockton CA

11/5/

Creek County Speedway

Kellyville OK

11/6/

Creek County Speedway

Kellyville OK

11/12/

RPM Speedway

Crandall TX

11/13/

RPM Speedway

Crandall TX

Corbin Rueschenberg PR

Before gates open to race fans for this weekend’s Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, officials welcomed a select group of fans to experience the new safety protocols that will be in place in response to the ongoing pandemic.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway President Chris Powell lead the “Journey of the Fan” event, which underscored efforts in place including the mandatory use of face coverings, health screenings, social distancing, frequent hand sanitization and protocols ranging from digital tickets to cashless purchases.

“We’re incredibly excited to allow race fans back to our tripleheader NASCAR race weekend and want to make sure we’re doing so as safely as possible,” Powell said. “We believe the plans we have put in place address all health and safety guidelines, and we look forward to fans coming out to the speedway to enjoy a fun weekend of NASCAR racing with friends and family.”

During the media walk-through, fans were taken through a simulated race-day check-in and souvenir purchase before being shown to their socially distanced seats. The Journey of the Fan also included a visit to a suite loge, which demonstrated Alsco’s Clean Shield disinfectant service, which is a proven way to effectively reduce the spread of viruses.

“We are very excited to be back at the speedway for all three races this weekend,” said Las Vegas resident Jodi Collins, who took part in the Journey of the Fan. “We will miss being in the Neon Garage and the pits and things like that but at least we’re back. I feel safe and know they’re sanitizing, checking everyone’s temperatures and have social distancing plus we’re outside, so I know that NASCAR and the speedway are prepared.”

This weekend’s Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube race weekend which kicks off with the Bucked Up 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday as well as the Alsco Uniforms 300 Xfinty Series race on Saturday will be the largest fan-attended sporting events in Nevada since the pandemic began. All three events are sold out.

LVMS PR

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