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Bristol Motor Speedway officials announced today that Caleb Kent, Watauga, Tenn., and Jamie Sullivan, Concord, N.C., are the joint winners of the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Scholarship for 2023. Both students were honored tonight during pre-race ceremonies prior to the green flag for the Food City 300. They walked across the pre-race stage, waved to the crowd, and each will receive a check for $2,088 and a commemorative plaque.

As a special treat this year for the sponsorship winners, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be competing in the Food City 300 (7:30 p.m., USA Network and PRN Radio), his first race at Bristol Motor Speedway since he retired from full-time driving in 2017.

Kent, a senior at Happy Valley High School, recently started a podcast, Three Wide Racing, which discusses all things racing, including NASCAR. His podcast can be heard on Spotify and other streaming platforms. His love of NASCAR from an early age has ignited his passion for broadcasting. He says listening to Mike Joy and Rick Allen’s play by play inspired him to follow that career path. As a child he would recreate races with diecast cars and announce the action as if it were a live race. In high school he continues to pursue a communications direction as he is a member of the Speech and Debate teams and he competes in the TV Broadcasting category. He also works with the sports announcing team at his high school, calling football and basketball games.

Sullivan attends the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) and earned a degree in Automotive and High Performance Motorsports. After that she decided to continue with her education and added Business Marketing courses to complete her bachelor’s degree. She has been involved with lots of motorsports teams including as an over the wall crew member for an ARCA team and a crew member and driver for the Razin Kane Monster Truck. She was a part of the prestigious UNOH Motorsports Team as a crew member and driver as well. She currently is a crew member and driver for the Monster Mutt Dalmation Monster Jam truck for Feld Entertainment. She is interested in getting into the marketing and communications side of the industry where she wants to channel the power of social media and become an influencer.

Created by Bristol Motor Speedway in 2017 as a retirement gift to Earnhardt Jr., the annual scholarship awards the winning student a one-time payment of $2,088 to assist with all college costs including tuition, housing, books and supplies. Past winners of the BMS Dale Earnhardt Jr. Scholarship are Jaicee Weaver (2018) and Jace Ketron (2019), both of Tennessee High School in Bristol, Tenn., UNOH student Caleb James Cate (2021) from Knoxville, Tenn., and 2022 winners John Clavier of Elizabethton High School and UNOH student Chloe Holman of Essex, Mo.

In order to be eligible, students must be a senior at one of the 21 designated high schools or attending one of the eight designated colleges and universities in the Appalachian Highlands region surrounding Bristol Motor Speedway or a student at the speedway’s official partnering institution, UNOH in Lima, Ohio.

The 21 designated high schools were Abingdon High School; Chuckey-Doak High School; Cloudland High School; Daniel Boone High School; David Crockett High School; Dobyns-Bennett High School; Elizabethton High School; Greeneville High School; Hampton High School; Happy Valley High School; Holston High School; John S. Battle High School; North Greene High School; Patrick Henry High School; Tennessee High School; Science Hill High School; South Greene High School; Sullivan East High School; Virginia High School; West Greene High School and West Ridge High School.

The nine designated higher educational institutions were East Tennessee State University; Emory & Henry College; King University; Milligan University; Northeast State Technical Community College; Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Elizabethton; Tusculum University; the University of Virginia’s College at Wise and the University of Northwestern Ohio.

One of the most iconic race car drivers of all time, NASCAR Hall of Fame member Earnhardt Jr. serves as an analyst for NBC Sports’ NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series race coverage and contributes to additional motorsports programming across NBC Sports. In addition to race coverage, Earnhardt hosts The Dale Jr. Download, a weekly interview program focused on motorsports produced by Dirty Mo Media. Voted by fans as NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver for an unprecedented 15 consecutive years (2003-17), Earnhardt, a 26-time winner in the NASCAR Cup Series including two Daytona 500s, is a third-generation driver who followed his legendary father Dale Earnhardt Sr., and his grandfather, Ralph Earnhardt, into the sport. As a team owner, Earnhardt founded JR Motorsports, which fields four full-time entries in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In the summer of 2020, Earnhardt was selected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021.

Earnhardt Jr.’s only Bristol victory in the Cup Series came in the 2004 Night Race in dramatic fashion where he famously said “It’s Bristol, Baby!” in Victory Lane following the win. He also has one win in the Xfinity Series, coming in that same year. He was the first driver to sweep Cup and Xfinity Series races at BMS.


CHRISTOPHER BELL, No. 20 Rheem Fine Foods Toyota Camry TRD, Joe Gibbs Racing  

Can you talk about being on the pole again this weekend?

“Having a good starting spot is really, really, really important especially at a short track like Bristol with the PJ1 being down. It’s going to be very fast around the bottom, especially at the start of the race. We put ourselves in good position, I’m really proud of the Camrys that this 20 group have been able to bring to the races since we’ve started the Playoffs. They’ve been doing an amazing job, and I’m excited about another opportunity to start in the front and hopefully have a great race tomorrow.”


Is there a competition within Joe Gibbs Racing on who wins more poles this season, and is their importance within the team on single lap speed?

“Well, I can tell you that qualifying is not talked about at all amongst our competition meetings, so there is no competition on who is going to win the most poles. My team has put an emphasis on qualifying and making sure we establish our track position early in the race and get good pit stalls so we have been focusing pretty hard on qualifying, but I couldn’t even told you that Denny (Hamlin) and I were tied for poles. I can tell you that Denny has won more races than me this year, but not qualifying.”


Do you think the PJ1 will start coming into effect in the Cup Series race?

“The track right now is just completely normal from how it’s been in year’s past with them spraying the PJ1. The Trucks notoriously don’t ever get off the bottom, the Xfinity race notoriously don’t ever get off the bottom when they have that fresh spray down. I would expect the Cup race to start down there, and I would expect at some point we will get the top going and we will have different options. Once you do get options, it does become easier to pass because you are able to find cleaner air and get by guys. Certainly, it’s going to be a race where people are going to flip track position by staying out or taking different tire strategies, so you are going to have to be able to pass cars. I don’t think anyone knows how their car handles in traffic because practice is so short, you are just trying to find clean air and get your car balance good – by yourself – I think we are in as good of a spot as anyone.”


Was being in the first group a big advantage tonight?

“I feel confident saying it was less of an advantage at Bristol. Was it an advantage at all to be in group A, I don’t know. I do feel confident saying it was less of an advantage compared to Darlington, with the tire fall off that we have at Darlington and the lack of tire fall off that we have here.”


What does it mean for your teammate Martin Truex Jr. to join you in the top-five?

“Martin (Truex) – I kind of feel like Bristol owes him one. He’s fast here a lot and I don’t think he’s ever won. It would be a good day to have a good day if you are a Martin Truex fan tomorrow. Hopefully, we can get all three of these JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) Camrys into the next round. I know we have the speed to do it. 500 laps is an incredibly long race, and a lot is going to happen in between right now and whenever the checkered flag falls but Martin has put himself in a good spot, so hopefully he can make it happen.”


What have you seen out of Ty Gibbs’ team from your perspective?

“Ty (Gibbs) has had a heck of a rookie season. I knew that Bristol was going to be a track that he was going to perform well. He did the tire test here earlier in the year, and it’s just a track that fits his MO. They’ve been picking it up. I think it’s just a matter of time before he’s in victory lane. It’s cool to see whenever all of us are doing well, he’s able to hang with us. He’s doing a great job.”


Is it a challenge to give feedback when you are consistently starting on the pole?

“I think that comes from Adam (Stevens), my crew chief. He’s a great leader, and he knows what we had in qualifying is completely different than what we are going to have on lap 20, 30, 40 and on into the run tomorrow. After I leave this press conferences, I go right back to the hauler, and we don’t even talk about qualifying. We talk about race trim and what we had at the end of practice and what I needed to be better there. Adam has a really good system in place. It’s ironic – because we go out and practice, and you are focused on race trim, and as soon as that checkered flag falls, you don’t even talk about race trim – you are talking about qualifying trim, and as soon as qualifying is over, we are back at race trim. He does a great job leading me down the right path and leading out team.”


How significant is for all four Joe Gibbs Racing to start in the top-10 and is it personally significant for you?

“It’s cool to win a pole here at Bristol. I think it just goes to show how strong our Camrys are right now. Week-in and week-out, every time we come to the race track, we are right there. Great day for Joe Gibbs Racing. Glad that all four were able to make it to the final round, and hopefully we have a strong showing tomorrow.”


Do you have a sense for the new tire?

“I would say that it is going to be very similar to last year. Whenever you participate in the tire test, you are able to feel the difference when you go back-to-back with the different tire, but me coming here 365 days later – it feels very similar to what we had last year. It does appear that the fall off was a little bit more than practice last year, but typically when the top rubbers in that goes away a little bit. I would say the tire change has not been noticeable to me yet, hopefully, the tire problems go away. I know Goodyear was hoping to do with this tire change, but from my seat, I don’t notice a big difference.”


Are you sad to see the dirt race go away?

“Honestly, I was good either way. Concrete Bristol was my favorite race track on the schedule, two of these races is not a bad thing by any means. But – if it’s dirt – I’m okay with that too. It didn’t matter to me. I was fine either way.”


Ford Qualifying Results:

4th – Michael McDowell

6th – Brad Keselowski

11th – Ryan Blaney

14th – Chase Briscoe

17th – Ryan Preece

20th – Chris Buescher

21st – Kevin Harvick

26th – Aric Almirola

27th – Ryan Newman

28th – Joey Logano

29th – Austin Cindric

30th – Todd Gilliland

32nd – Harrison Burton

35th – JJ Yeley


MICHAEL MCDOWELL, No. 34 Love’s Travel Stops Ford Mustang – MISSION ACCOMPLISHED TODAY? “Yeah, it’s really close. You’d like to get the pole, that would help things, but I’m really proud of the speed that we’ve brought all three weeks in the playoffs so far. We just haven’t got the finishes and haven’t executed like we needed to, but we know what tomorrow is. Tomorrow is a must-win for us and you’re gonna have to have track position to do that, so I’m glad we executed today and feel like we have a decent Love’s Travel Stops Ford Mustang. Our long run speed was good, but so much changes tomorrow night with the traction compound and the grooves moving around, so there’s still a lot of homework to do tonight and a lot of preparation to make sure we get the changes just right for tomorrow. But I’m thankful to have good speed and give ourselves a fighting chance tomorrow.”


YOU WERE SLOW IN PRACTICE BUT CONTENDED FOR THE POLE. WHAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE? “When I rolled out for practice I was in traffic. I didn’t actually set my fastest lap until like lap 15 or lap 16, so I wasn’t terribly worried about it. I thought our long run pace was good and the balance was close and you know how it is here, too, two, three, four, five-hundredths and you’re up or down five or six spots, so I wasn’t terribly concerned going into qualifying. And this track is a lot about commitment going into qualifying and knew what I needed to do. We just missed it last year here. I think we qualified sixth in our group and you go back and study that and look at all the little things that you could have done different to get those couple hundredths, so everything went pretty smooth today.”


Ford Performance PR

Race fans and competitors can mark their calendars for the 2024 season. The Race of Champions family of Series will return to the “high banks” of Holland (N.Y.) Speedway once again in 2024, on a minimum of three (3) occasions.


The Race of Champions family of Series will appear on Saturday, July 6, featuring the Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series. On Saturday, July 27, the Race of Champions Modified Series will return while the George Decker Memorial and Rick Wylie Classic will return on Saturday, August 24 to the popular southern tier oval.


“We are looking forward to the return of the Race of Champions in 2024,” stated Ron Bennett, Jr., promoter of Holland Speedway. “Working with the Race of Champions and their management team has been a great experience and produced excellent and entertaining racing events. We wanted to put the word out so people could begin planning and marking dates on their calendars for the 2024 season.”


Prior to each Holland Speedway event, the Speedway will host a practice from 6:00pm until dusk on the Thursday prior for all divisions.


Where: Holland International Speedway, Holland, N.Y.

When: Saturday, July 6, 2024; Saturday, July 27, 2024; Saturday, August 24, 2024.

Directions: The track is located on Holland / Glenwood Road off of Route 16 just minutes from downtown Buffalo and the South towns of Western New York.

What: Race of Champions Family of Series

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On a beautiful Thursday night under the lights, Jake Drew would finish 20th after a long green flag run in stage three of the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Fullerton, Calif. native had another top 20 finish while fighting a loose handling truck most of the evening and gained more valuable knowledge about the Craftsman Truck series in his fourth start on the season, third with Hattori Racing Enterprises.
The action packed weekend started with practice on afternoon Thursday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Drew would report early on in practice that the truck was just a tick loose in the center, but was still trying to figure out the legendary half mile concrete oval. Drew would time in 19th fastest on the speed charts on Thursday afternoon for the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics. Drew said after practice he liked the direction the truck was heading and looked forward to the intense short track racing at Bristol Motor Speedway. Drew would time in 15th out of 38 competitors for the weekend. The No. 61 Cyclum Renewables Truck Stops Toyota Tundra TRD Pro would start on the inside of row number eight for the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics.
From the start of the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics, it was pretty clear track position was going to be at a premium. Drew would go to school straight away for his first competitive laps at Bristol Motor Speedway. He reported early on that he was still a little free, which meant he couldn't run the bottom on both ends of the race track. Still relatively new to the track, Drew would search around the track for speed, which proved to be a benefit. Drew and the No. 61 Cyclum Renewables Truck Stops Toyota Tundra TRD Pro would finish stage one in the 17th position.
Following a pit stop, Drew would cycle out to restart 24th for the second stage. Like many on the night, Drew would start to fight a tight condition that would affect the handling of his race truck. Drew would hover around the 20th position for most of stage two, ultimately finishing stage two in the 22nd position. The action didn't slow down for stage three. The final stage would see a long green flag run that spanned most of the stage. Drew would battle around the top 20 for most of the third stage. Drew would continue his streak of top 20 finishes for the end of 2023. When the checkered flag flew, Drew would cross the finish line in the 20th position.
Jake Drew Quote:
“I just have to say to start, that this race was tons of fun. This place really takes a toll on your body. I have to say that was one of the more demanding tracks physically on the circuit so far. The guys and gals at HRE brought a good truck, I feel like if we had one more chance to come down pit road and work on it, we would have had something for them. Either way, I'm excited for what's to come and look to build on this performance for my next race."

The action and excitement has been building all season long, and now the biggest race weekend of the 2023 race season has arrived at Grandview Speedway, known as the Freedom 76 weekend.


Grandview Speedway would also like to thank all of the great businesses and fans who have stepped up to post bonus awards or sponsor laps for the Freedom 76 and Freedom 38 championship races this weekend!


The Freedom 76 weekend begins this Friday, September 15 with the 10th annual Freedom 38 Sportsman Championship race, along with qualifying events, plus practice time for Modified drivers wishing to participate in the Freedom 76.


Friday’s program will be known as Fans for Five Friday as management has rolled back the grandstand admission to just $5, while children ages 9 and under will be free of charge.


On Friday, pit gates open at 3 pm with grandstand gates opening at 5:30 pm. drivers meeting at 5:30 pm. with the pill draw following the drivers meeting. Warmups are at 6:15 pm. and racing at 7:30 pm. Pit admission on Friday is $40, and no license is required. There is no rain date for the Friday event.


Prior to the racing action on Friday will be the weekly Low Down and Dirty Meet and Greet. This week’s drivers include Modified drivers Jeff Strunk and Justin Grim, along with Sportsman drivers Ronnie Solomon and Talan Carter. The Meet and Greet is held in the main gate area starting at 4:45 pm. This will be the final Low Down and Dirty Meet and Greet, as Whippy and Da Rev Pastor Don will be retiring after this week’s event!


On Saturday, September 16, the 53rd annual Freedom 76 will be run for the 358 Modifieds. The program will include qualifying heats, consolation races, Low Down and Dirty cash dash, along with the Schaeffer Racing Minuteman 20 leading to the 76-lap championship feature.


Pit gates open at 9 am for inspections, fans will be able to enter the Grandstand areas between 9 am. and 12 Noon to reserve seats with blankets, grandstand ticket windows open at 3 pm. pill draw for position is at 4:30 pm. with the drivers meeting at 5 pm. warm-ups are at 6 pm. with racing starting at 7 pm.


Adult Grandstand tickets on Saturday will be $40, while students ages 10-15 with ID are $20, with children ages 9 and under admitted for free. Pit admission will be $45, and no license is required. There will be no advanced tickets sold for this event, and the rain date is Saturday, September 23.


Prior to the racing on Saturday, SDS Photography will be hosting an autograph session featuring drivers Logan Watt, Kaitlyn Bailey, Adrianna Delliponti, and Molly Struss from 3 pm. until 4 pm. at the SDS photo booth in the grandstand area.


The Freedom 38 for the T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman was first contested in 2014, and was won by that season’s track champion Jared Umbenhauer. The following season in 2015 the win was scored by that season’s point runner-up Craig Whitmoyer.


The 2016 contest was the only event so far that was won by an outsider, as New Jersey’s Brandon Grosso scored the win, followed by long time Grandview regular Ryan Beltz picking up a checkered flag in the 2017 event.


The 2018 running saw Modified regular Kevin Hirthler scoring his first 38er victory in a race that would run the entire distance without a caution. Hirthler would follow it up with another win two years later in the 2020 event, making him the only two-time winner of the end of season Championship race.


The 2019 race would see that season’s track champion Brad Brightbill put a cap on his great season, scoring the 38er win, which would be his fifth win of the year. The 2021 version would see Grandview’s 2016 Sportsman track champion Jordan Henn score the victory.


The 2022 version would see Ryan Grim pick up the win in a race that saw then invader and now 2023 Track Champion Logan Watt finish a close second place. Brett Gilmore, Cole Stangle, and Kyle Smith completed the top five finishers.


Lap sponsorships have been collected from generous fans and local businesses that have totaled over $3000 for drivers leading laps in the Freedom 76. In addition, over $4200 in bonus money has been posted for the big race, bringing the total to over $7200 in lap and bonus money for drivers running the Freedom 76.


Lap money will be paid to the drivers leading the laps in the Freedom 76, along with several extra special awards to include:


FEATURE WINNER’S BONUS - $1000 - From NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series


FEATURE WINNER’S BONUS - $1000 - From NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series if winner has competed in all Saturday NASCAR point races at Grandview Speedway during 2023 racing season.


LOW DOWN & DIRTY CASH DASH - $1276 – Sponsored by the Low, Down & Dirty Radio program for qualifying heat winners and guaranteed starters.


HARD CHARGER - $661 From Bobby Gunther-Walsh and his sponsors – The following sponsors have contributed to the Hard Charger Award – Res Q Natural Supplements, Just Born Candies makers of Mike & Ike candies, Hot Tamales, and those famous marshmallow Peeps. The driver advancing the most positions in the Freedom 76 from their scheduled starting spot to their finishing position receives the Hard Charger Award.


BOB HILBERT SPORTSWEAR CUSTOM WINNER’S JACKET – To the Freedom 76 Feature Winner from Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Boyertown, Pa.


LYNN HIMES GREAT EFFORT AWARD – $100 Sponsored by T.P. Trailers & Truck Equipment & the Perkins Family (presented to the highest finishing driver NOT in the top 10 in Grandview Points) in memory of Carole Lynn Himes, a long-time familiar face at Grandview Speedway


TRACK OFFICIALS HARD LUCK AWARD - $225 Free Engine re-sealing for 2024 season from Grandview track officials (must be within 50-mile radius)




FEATURE WINNER’S BONUS – LISA’S LANDSCAPING - $500 From Lisa’s Landscaping, Hatfield, Pa.


FEATURE WINNER’S BONUS - $500 From NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series


FEATURE WINNER’S BONUS - $500 From NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series if winner has competed in all Saturday NASCAR point races at Grandview Speedway during 2023 racing season.


BOB HILBERT SPORTSWEAR CUSTOM WINNER’S JACKET – To the Freedom 38 Feature Winner from Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Boyertown, Pa.



Lap 1 – Good Luck to all teams from SDS Photography and the Sabo Family

Lap 2 – In Memory of Carol Heckman - $25

Lap 2 – T.P. Trailers & Truck Equipment located in Limerick, Pa. Find them on the web at or call 800-255-0666. Stop by T.P. Trailers and Truck Equipment in Limerick for all your personal & professional trailer needs. - $25

Lap 3 – In Memory of Ted Banes – “Go Brett Kressley” - $50

Lap 3 – From Atkinson Autoworks in Gilbertsville, Pa. - $25

Lap 3 – Hungry? Head to Chino’s Place located at 7567 Chestnut Street in Zionsville, Pa. We can now hit the road with our food truck too!

Lap 4 – Valley Auto Group

Lap 5 – Good Luck to all drivers from Lex Shive 5K

Lap 6 – Matt Banes Roofing – Good Luck to all drivers as well as our driver Brett Kressley - $25

Lap 6 – Good Luck to all Freedom 76 drivers from Bock Racing - $50

Lap 7 – Matt Banes Roofing – Good Luck to all drivers as well as our driver Brett Kressley - $25

Lap 7 – In Memory of Kevin Graver Sr. Best of luck to Kevin Graver Jr. – From Rowe’s Graphics & The Rowe Family

Lap 8 – Matt Banes Roofing – Good Luck to all drivers as well as our driver Brett Kressley - $25

Lap 8 – Good Luck to all drivers from Mikey Schneck Jr. Motorsports and Crew - $25

Lap 9 – Matt Banes Roofing – Good Luck to all drivers as well as our driver Brett Kressley - $25

Lap 10 – Shon Elk and SME Laser Designs

Lap 10 – Top of the Hill Grill and Butcher Shop

Lap 10 – Bry/Car Racing Engines - $50

Lap 11 – R & K Motorsports. Good Luck to all drivers from retired drivers Ryan & Kyle Lilick - $50

Lap 12 – Are you in the market for a trailer to haul your racecar? T.P. Trailers & Truck Equipment in Limerick, Pa. has over 100 trailers in stock at all times! Come find the BEST trailer for YOU! - $25

Lap 13 – “Good Luck all drivers from Big Diamond’s Dog Pound”

Lap 14 – Yorie Tile

Lap 14 – In memory of Homen Hoffman, favorite driver was Smokey Warren

Lap 14 – In Memory of Tim Fritch - $25

Lap 15 – Scott Bender (Reading Eagle & National Racing Network Photographer) Always remembering my friend Don Marks

Lap 15 – Good Luck Nick DeSantis from Logan Rhoads

Lap 16 – ERK Steering Repair - $50

Lap 17 – Rick’s Towing and Hauling

Lap 17 – Good Luck team 88D from Abby Weaver and Weaver’s Feed Mill

Lap 18 – L & L Construction, Structural Steel Erection & Crane Rentals, Quakertown, Pa. – 215-536-9361

Lap 19 – Good Luck Brett Kressley from Harper Eshelman

Lap 20 – Rick’s Towing and Hauling

Lap 21 – Woody’s Home and Lawn Service LLC

Lap 22 – T.P. Trailers & Truck Equipment is where you will find Truck Bodies, Trailers, Snow & Ice Removal Equipment, Outside Storage Solutions, Parts, Repairs, Custom Fabrication and more. Go to or call 800-255-0666 to speak with a sales associate today! - $25

Lap 23 – In Loving memory of my Son Gregory Jr.

Lap 23 – Batman

Lap 23 – Foreman Kids

Lap 24 – Jeff Tantum Smiles for Miles (S4M) Thanks to all drivers and staff for a great 2023 season - $25

Lap 25 – From Martin, Justin, Banko, Ryan, Davey, Rich, and the rest of the gang in turn one – Happy 76er!

Lap 26 – In loving Memory of Bob Sheidy and Joe Jordan

Lap 27 – At T.P. Trailers and Truck Equipment, we have you covered in winter storms, whether you are in the business of snow clearing, or looking to rent equipment. We have the parts, equipment, and service repair to keep you moving! - $25

Lap 28 – In Memory of Tammy Klotzbach - $25

Lap 29 – L & L Construction, Structural Steel Erection & Crane Rentals, Quakertown, Pa. – 215-536-9361

Lap 30 – Good Luck CVD and the entire 30 team from Missie H and all of CVD Nation

Lap 30 – Bry/Car Racing Engines - $50

Lap 31 – Good Luck to all drivers from Grandview Pace Truck driver Jan Stoudt

Lap 31 – In Memory of Redsy Helfrich. Good Luck #19K - $25

Lap 32 – For my husband Greg Dengler. You are always my checkered flag. Love, Carol

Lap 33 – From Jason Rought Painting LLC - $50

Lap 33 – Good Luck #33 Eddie Strada – from Bonnie

Lap 33 – Good Luck to all from Legacy Renovations

Lap 34 – At T.P. Trailers & Truck Equipment you can rent or lease your trailer purchase.  Whether you are moving, going on vacation, or sending a child off to college, they offer a variety of trailers to suit your needs. Contact their rental department at 800-255-0666 for availability. -$25

Lap 35 – Good Luck to all drivers tonight from Step Above by Susan. Contact Susan to help plan your next event.

Lap 35 – Good Luck to all drivers! From your Track Announcer Jeff Ahlum

Lap 36 – ERK Steering Repair - $50

Lap 37 – Go Jared Umbenhauer from Earl Lange

Lap 38 – L & L Construction, Structural Steel Erection & Crane Rentals, Quakertown, Pa. – 215-536-9361

Lap 39 – Do you need to get that trailer inspected? Are you looking for one stop shopping? T.P. Trailers & Truck Equipment offers service and inspections on pickups, semi-tractor trailers, heavy equipment, and everything in between! - $25

Lap 40 – From Tom Wenner – Race Pro Weekly & Wenner Media Group

Lap 41 – In Memory of the 2009 Grandview Champion Car Owner – Vince Gagliardo Sr. - $350

Lap 42 – From E.S. Contracting

Lap 43 – Dirt Merchant

Lap 44 – Good Luck Doug Manmiller from Madi Papoutsis

Lap 45 – Best of Luck Billy Pauch Jr. from Mandi & Ian - $45

Lap 46 – Good Luck to all drivers from Lids @ Philly Premium

Lap 47 – T.P. Trailers & Truck Equipment in Limerick, Pa. offers a full array of trailers that can be customized to suit your needs. Go to or call 800-255-0666 to speak with a sales associate today! - $25

Lap 48 – L & L Construction, Structural Steel Erection & Crane Rentals, Quakertown, Pa. – 215-536-9361

Lap 49 – In Memory of Dave Gibson. Good Luck Mike Gular - $49

Lap 50 – Good Luck to all drivers from the crew at Low Down and Dirty!

Lap 51 – Jeff Tantum Smiles for Miles (S4M) Thanks to all drivers and staff for a great 2023 season - $25

Lap 52 – Good Luck to all drivers from Grandview Pace Truck driver Jan Stoudt

Lap 53 – Vaccaro’s Auto Buyers & Vaccaro’s Motorsports - $40

Lap 54 – Good Luck to all drivers tonight from Step Above by Susan. Contact Susan to help plan your next event.

Lap 55 – B & R Hauling - $100

Lap 56 – T.P. Trailers & Truck Equipment located in Limerick, Pa. Visit them on the web at or call 800-255-0666 for full-service truck maintenance, repair, fabrications, and inspections. -$25

Lap 57 – AMEN and Hammer Down Forever! – Pastor Don Kerns

Lap 58 – In Memory of Tammy Klotzbach - $25

Lap 59 – Good Luck to all drivers from Grandview Pace Truck driver Jan Stoudt

Lap 60 – Hoffman Brothers

Lap 61 – Good Luck Justin Grim from Spunktown Tavern

Lap 62 – In Memory of Donald Hess (Hessy) - $200

Lap 63 – “Good Luck all drivers from Big Diamond’s Dog Pound”

Lap 64 – Attend T.P. Trailers BIG One Day Sale on Wednesday, October 4th for the best sales of the season on all In-Stock Snow and Ice Removal Equipment - $25

Lap 65 – Glad Bobby Gunther-Walsh is OK!

Lap 66 – Brandon Croll - $50

Lap 67 – Brandon Croll - $50

Lap 68 – L & L Construction, Structural Steel Erection & Crane Rentals, Quakertown, Pa. – 215-536-9361

Lap 69 – Good Luck to all drivers from Carter’s Cards located in Douglasville, Pa.

Lap 70 – From Tom Wenner – Race Pro Weekly & Wenner Media Group

Lap 71 – T.P. Trailers & Truck Equipment in Limerick, Pa. offers 20’ & 40’ Storage and Office Containers for sale or rent. They do custom fabrication & delivery too! Check them out on the web at or call 800-255-0666. - $25

Lap 71 – Good Luck to all drivers, see you in Victory Lane – from Haven Stump

Lap 72 – In Memory of Robert Schwenk love always – Diane, Tracy, and Britty

Lap 73 – Get well soon Tammy Owens

Lap 73 – Safe Driving - Special Thanks to Doug Manmiller from the Kirkham Family

Lap 74 – Thank You for 2 beautiful years! Love always, Miss Grandview Speedway Brittany Huber 2022/2023

Lap 75 – Matt Banes Roofing – Mention this ad at your next estimate and receive $500 off your next roof over $5000 - $50

Lap 76 – In Memory of 1977 Freedom 76 winner Doug Carlyle – From Doug and Beth Henry - $50

Lap 76 – Good Luck to all teams from SDS Photography and the Sabo Family

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Tyler Ankrum collected a 23rd place result in his fifth start at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night. The driver of the No. 16 LiUNA! Toyota Tundra TRD Pro sits 15th in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series standings after 20 of 23 events.
Practice at Bristol Motor Speedway would be split into two groups, Ankrum being in group two. Once he could get a few laps under his belt, Ankrum would time in 30th on the speed charts for the lone practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway. Ankrum felt he needed more turn in the center to help him overall. Ankrum would qualify 25th out of 38 trucks for the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics. This would put him on the inside of row number 13 to start the event.
At the drop of the green flag, Ankrum would ride around in the top 20 for most of the first stage, track position on the night would be at a premium. Early on in the race, Ankrum reported back to his team that his truck was a tight in the center, and he needed a little more turn as the night went on for the No. 16 LiUNA! Toyota Tundra TRD Pro. Ankrum would finish the first 55 lap stage in the 22nd position.
The end of stage one would see Ankrum hit pit road for four new tires, an adjustment, and some Sunoco racing fuel. Ankrum would again be mired back in traffic for stage two. The bottom line was dominant on the night, Ankrum would restart most of the night choosing the bottom lane. He radioed to the crew that the balance just wasn't where he needed it to be to capitalize in stage two, he would ultimately finish 21st in stage two.
Stage three would start of with a bang, as Ankrum would restart in the 25th position. A long green flag run ensued to start the final stage of the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics. Ankrum would once again be mired back in traffic for the entirety of stage three. With no cautions, Ankrum would battle Ty Majeski for most of the third stage for the 22nd position. When the checkered flag flew, Ankrum would cross the line in the 23rd position.
Tyler Ankrum Quote:
“This place was just crazy tonight. After watching the ARCA race right before ours, it looked like it was back to the old school Bristol Motor Speedway. That's exactly what happened during our race, the bottom was definitely the dominant line. I feel like we had a pretty decent truck, we just could not get the track position at all tonight. That third stage was pretty brutal going green for the entire time. I want to thank my team for busting their butts week in and week out to bring a truck to the track for me. We will hit it hard for Talladega in a couple weeks."

Grant Enfinger, No. 23 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet Silverado RST





Post-Race Quote: Grant Enfinger is opening up round two of the playoffs with his third place finish; you said that you wanted to come into this one aggressive, is that what we saw displayed from the No. 23 tonight?

“Yeah, I feel like overall, we executed almost to the best of our ability. I feel like maybe I gave up one point coming to the end of that first stage, but overall, Jeff made some really great adjustments. We weren't really all that great in practice, but he made it better towards the end of practice. When we fired off for the start of the race I thought we were pretty good. The last, the only set of tires didn't really like it quite as much there. I wish we could have contended for the win, but overall I feel like we got all we could get out of our Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet. Lacking a little bit to contend for a win, we always want to fight for a win and we couldn't do that, but I think overall we executed well on pit road. Tyler Monn made some great calls. Overall, I'm not happy, but I'm satisfied.”


Rajah Caruth, No. 24 Wendell Scott Foundation Chevrolet Silverado RST





Post-Race Quote: “It was a complete night. I felt like I was definitely better than the three or four in front of me there, just slot cars and dirty air with this hard tire and PJ1. Nonetheless, it was great to have a solid complete night. Hopefully we can take it to the next few races and make something happen. Very proud of our No. 24 Wendell Scott Foundation team. It was a complete night on pit road, on my side I didn't mess up too bad, and we made good adjustments. Thank you to Mike Beam, Maury Gallagher, Ron Booth, and Team Chevy. This definitely helps with the job search for next year.” 


Daniel Dye, No. 43 Champion Container Chevrolet Silverado RST





Post-Race Quote: “We had good speed all day; it felt like we were able to run well but I picked the wrong lane on a restart and lost all of our track position. Basically after that, it was game over. So it was a rough way to finish a promising race for us, but I am thankful to all of the guys on my No. 43 team and to Champion Container and all of our partners for their support of our team. I had fun tonight but it was really hard to pass, so hopefully we won't have to worry about that much next race at Talladega.”

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