Wednesday, Mar 22
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Team Penske’s Joey Logano won the NASCAR Cup Series Ambetter Health 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday after starting on the pole and leading a race-high 140 laps. This victory marked Logano’s 32nd of his career and first at AMS. 
“Congratulations to Ford Performance, Roger, Tim, Paul, Joey, and everyone at Team Penske for the pole and race win at Atlanta,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines.  “Our Ford Performance teams were fast in qualifying and worked together throughout the weekend to win all 3 stages and lead 221 of the 260 laps."
"Overall, just a really fast Ford Mustang is what it came down to. It’s nice to win with Autotrader on the car. I don’t think I’ve ever won a race without Shell on the car. It means a lot to get this one in Victory Lane. It’s been a lot of years coming. Atlanta, this means so much to me to win here. So many memories of driving my Legends car right here where we’re standing when I was 9 years old. This is a really special one and a dream come true,” commented Logano.
Ford Performance teams swept the top 8 qualifying positions on Saturday. Team Penske secured the top 3 positions followed by Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing and Stewart-Haas Racing.
1. Joey Logano | Team Penske
2. Austin Cindric | Team Penske
3. Ryan Blaney | Team Penske
4. Brad Keselowski | RFK Racing
5. Aric Almirola | Stewart-Haas Racing
6. Kevin Harvick | Stewart-Haas Racing
7. Chris Buescher | RFK Racing
8. Chase Briscoe | Stewart-Haas Racing
Logano lead all 60 laps of Stage 1 to secure his first stage win of the season, followed by Austin Cindric, Brad Keselowski, and Ryan Blaney. Logano went on to lead a total of 135 laps in the first two stages, while teammate Austin Cindric took the lead at the end of the stage to claim the Stage 2 win. With 71 laps remaining, a multi-car crash took out the race leaders, and Stewart-Haas Racing’s Aric Almirola surged to the front to take the lead, leading a total of 17 laps throughout the race. The final laps of the race were a side-by-side battle between Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, and Logano was able to complete the race-winning pass during the last lap of the race.
Ford Performance teammate Brad Keselowski with Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing finished in P2, while Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney and Austin Cindric finished P7 and P11, respectively.
Stewart-Haas Racing’s Riley Herbst finished Saturday’s Xfinity Series Raptor King of Tough 250 in P5, while AM Racing’s Brett Moffitt finished in P6. 

NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series return to action next week with road racing at Circuit of the Americas (COTA).


Multiplatinum troubadour Andy Grammer will headline Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Revs & Riffs during the Quaker State 400 Available at Walmart weekend.

Grammer will bring his stadium-size pop anthems to the pre-race stage on Sunday evening, July 9, ahead of 400 miles of NASCAR Cup Series racing. Fans will enjoy Grammer’s catalog full of bona fide hits, including the quadruple-platinum “Honey, I’m Good” and platinum singles like “Keep Your Head Up,” “Fine By Me,” and “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah).”

The pre-race concert will be the headline act for the sophomore year of Revs & Riffs, which blends concerts and racing together in one entertainment-filled weekend during Atlanta Motor Speedway’s summer NASCAR weekend.

For a limited time, fans who purchase select tickets to the July 9 Quaker State 400 Available at Walmart – which will be held at night, under the lights – will also receive a free pre-race track pass, giving them stage-front access to Grammer’s concert and driver introductions on the speedway’s frontstretch.

All told, the 2023 running of Revs & Riffs will feature musical acts across three days, including soon-to-be announced acts in the Peach Pit infield party Friday night and in the AMS Fan Zone on both Saturday and Sunday.

To purchase tickets to the Quaker State 400 Available at Walmart weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway July 7-9 and take advantage of the complimentary pre-race track pass offer, fans should visit or call 877-9-AMS-TIX.


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


Bubba’s Block Party precedes three days of NASCAR racing action as Richmond Raceway hosts the Toyota Owners 400 Weekend featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150 on Friday, March 31, the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ ToyotaCare 250 on Saturday, April 1, and the Toyota Owners 400 on Sunday, April 2.


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


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


Bubba’s Block Party is a community-focused NASCAR initiative that aims to drive awareness, access and engagement to the sport among the Black community while generating excitement around the race weekend.


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

NASCAR will join forces again with Black Restaurant Week and their local network for a food truck village at the event serving up local bites from Black-owned businesses to drive awareness, support and economic impact. Featured business include: Traditionz Mobile Kitchen, K & M Salmon Balls & Cakes, Kingzz Water Ice, Tasty Cuisine by M&D, Taste Good Authentic Jaflava, Bajan Goodness and Hooks Lunchbox.

Bubba’s Block Party is open to the public and is a family friendly event suited for children ages 4 and up. For more information and to RSVP visit


Fans are encouraged to get their tickets now for Toyota Owners 400 Weekend  at 866-455-7223 or online at Fans can view the full 2023 NASCAR schedule and purchase tickets at


Richmond Raceway PR

Raceway Gives, the philanthropy of World Wide Technology Raceway (WWTR), along with the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation have been awarded the 2023 Innovation in Philanthropy Award by the St. Louis Business Journal. The Innovation in Philanthropy Awards celebrate partnerships that go above and beyond the standard philanthropic practices in new and creative ways.

Raceway Gives has a long-standing partnership with the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation in East St. Louis to deliver motorsports-related STEM experiences to the youth served through Jackie’s organization. The raceway and Jackie’s center are just minutes apart and both organizations share a dedication to improving the lives of Metro East kids.

“We are honored to be recognized for our collaboration with Jackie,” said Curtis Francois, WWTR owner and CEO. “Together, we are working to serve as anchors for transformational change in St. Louis’ urban core.”

Joyner-Kersee will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 race, Sunday June 4 and will host the first ever JJK5K run and walk event on Saturday, June 3 on WWTR’s 1.25-mile oval track. Run registration is available here.

“Serving the kids of East St. Louis has been my passion since retiring from competition, and earning this accolade for our work is a true honor,” said Joyner-Kersee. “I can’t wait to share our story with NASCAR fans in June.”

The collaboration has also won national attention, earning the 2021 Comcast Community Champion award, which recognizes the most compelling motorsports-related community contributions across the nation.

For additional information on WWTR’s Raceway Gives program, please visit


Showtime is back.  Petty Cash Motorsports has announced Jimmy Blewett as their full-time driver for the 2023 SK Modified® season.  Blewett will assume driving responsibilities of the 85 SK Modified®, driven by Bryan Narducci for the 2023 season.

“It was a bit of a shocker to be honest,” said Blewett.  “I don’t know what the situation was with Bryan but they gave me a call at the end of last week asking if I would be interested in driving the car and I told them I was 100% interested.  Those guys have top notch equipment, the car is fast, and Tick Mike, Tyler, and everyone there spares no expense on what they need to get the job done.  I love coming to Stafford and I feel like Stafford is one of my better tracks.  It’s going to be a three-and-a-half or four hour ride every Friday, but it’s all going to be worth it.  The racing is good, the fans are good, and the competition level is really stiff with some young, up and coming drivers, so I’m looking forward to it and I think we can have a really good season.”

“Everyone our side is really beyond ecstatic that Jimmy will be driving the #85 car for us this season,” said Tyler Meyhoefer, GM of Petty Cash Motorsports.  “We were sitting here without a driver and there were definitely some options that we had but getting Jimmy to drive the car, I don’t know if I have the words for it yet, it’s all still a little surreal.  Jimmy is an amazing guy, the Blewett family is a great family, and it’s mind blowing knowing that he’s going to be driving our car.  Thanks to Jimmy and John Blewett, Inc. for making this deal possible.  Obviously we want to dominate each week and everyone’s end goal, including ours, is to win the championship, but if we can be fast every week and contend for wins, I think that would be a win for us all in itself.”

Last season saw Blewett make a single SK Modified® start, driving a Keith Rocco prepared car in the NAPA Spring Sizzler®.  Blewett ended up with a 17th place finish after spinning from third place coming to the white flag but this experience left Blewett open to the possibility of returning full-time to the SK Modified® division.  With that possibility now made into a reality by joining the Petty Cash Motorsports group, Blewett is looking to be a championship contender.

“I stay in touch with Keith [Rocco] and he’s always been a good friend of mine, and he offered me a ride in the Sizzler® last season and that really gave me the itch to come back,” said Blewett.  “The goal is to be consistent and try to get these guys a championship.  I know there’s a lot of other teams that have the same thing in mind but we have a great team, a great car, a great group of guys, and a great group of sponsors backing us so it’ll be up to us a team to do our job and be there at the end of the season.  Our goal is to win the championship but we also want to win races and I’m looking forward to getting to the track and seeing what we have.”

Come opening weekend, Blewett will also be looking to add his name to the list of NAPA Spring Sizzler® winners. Fresh off a fifth place finish in last year’s NAPA Spring Sizzler®, Blewett will return for this year’s 51st annual running of “The Greatest Race in the History of Spring” looking to add his name to the winner’s list with a brand new #02 Primary Services Group / John Blewett, Inc. modified.

“I feel good about the Sizzler®,” said Blewett.  “My car owner Ryan Fisher and I teamed up to build a brand new car for this year and we still have the car we ran last year.  We had been kicking around the idea of putting something together that would be a little better than what we brought last year and we know the competition level will be stiff so we figured let's do whatever we can to try to get our name on the list of Sizzler winners.  We’ve been working our tails off in the shop night in and night out and hopefully the car will run as good as it looks.  Big thanks to Petty Cash Motorsports, NAPROCO Products, John Blewett, Inc. and everyone who has put a helping hand into this season.”

Blewett’s fifth place finish in last year’s Sizzler® matched his career best effort and Blewett would like nothing more than to take the Sizzler® trophy back home to New Jersey.

“The Sizzler® is a historical race and the names on the Sizzler® winner’s list are the best in the business,” said Blewett.  “Just to be on that list would mean a lot to me.  I’m at a point in my career where I don’t have anything more to prove and we have a lot of great cars and teams showing up for the Sizzler, which is another reason why you want to race at Stafford, everyone is going to be there.  If we can show up and beat all those drivers, that will speak for itself and hopefully we can put ourselves in contention.  Last year was our first time working together as a team and overall I think we did pretty well.  Getting a top-5 was a good start for us and now we’re looking to build off that baseline.”

The 51st Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler® kicks off on Saturday, April 29, and will consist of two 40-lap NAPA Duel qualifying races for the Open Modified division. The 40-lap races will each pay $3,500 to win and will set the field for Sunday’s NAPA Spring Sizzler®. The American Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models will also make their return to Stafford Speedway on April 29th with a 75-lap feature with over 40 cars expected for the race.  Limited Late Model, Street Stock, and Vintage All-Star divisions will complete Saturday’s racing program.

Order 51st NAPA Spring Sizzler® Tickets

51st Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler® Entry List

Sunday, April 30th will play host to the $20,000 to win 51st NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler®.  Filling out Sunday’s racing card will be qualifying and feature racing for the SK Modified®, SK Light Modified, and Late Model divisions along with last chance qualifiers for the Spring Sizzler®.

For more information, visit, follow Stafford Speedway on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or contact the track office at 860-684-2783.

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Notes of Interest


●  The EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix Sunday at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, is the first of six road-course races on the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series schedule. After COTA, the series’ next road-course race is June 11 at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway. The four remaining road-course races after Sonoma are July 2 on the streets of downtown Chicago, Aug. 13 on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Aug. 20 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, and Oct. 8 at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway Roval.


●  This weekend marks NASCAR’s third appearance at COTA. The 3.426-mile, 20-turn road course was constructed in 2011 and has been America’s home to Formula One since the global motorsports series returned to America with the 2012 United States Grand Prix. The United States Grand Prix dates back to 1950 when the Indianapolis 500 counted as a round of the world championship. Eleven times from 1950 to 1960, points scored at Indy were added to a Formula One driver’s season tally, and in 1959 America hosted two Formula One races when in addition to Indianapolis, the United States Grand Prix was held at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway. It served as the ninth and final round of the 1959 season. In 1960, Formula One moved to Riverside (Calif.) International Raceway before finally settling down for a 20-year tenure at Watkins Glen from 1961 to 1980. From 1976 to 1980, Watkins Glen was joined by Long Beach, California, on the Formula One schedule, with the United States Grand Prix West taking place until 1983. After Watkins Glen fell off the calendar, Las Vegas took its place for two seasons (1981-1982) with the Caesars Palace Grand Prix being held on its hotel parking lot. In 1982, America hosted three Formula One races when in addition to Long Beach and Las Vegas, Detroit was added to the schedule. Detroit hosted Formula One on a bumpy street circuit for seven years, with its last grand prix coming in 1988. Dallas made a one-race appearance in 1984 when Fair Park was converted to a Formula One circuit for the Dallas Grand Prix. Phoenix was next up for Formula One from 1989 to 1991 before a nine-year absence of the sport from America’s shores. But then Indianapolis Motor Speedway built a road course within the confines of the historic 2.5-mile oval and Formula One returned with the United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis from 2000 to 2007. Sadly, Formula One in America fell off the calendar again. It wasn’t until COTA was constructed, becoming the first purpose-built Formula One facility in the United States, that Formula One was able to return to America. In 2023, COTA is one of three Formula One stops in the United States, with the series first coming ashore May 5-7 for the Miami Grand Prix before racing at COTA Oct. 20-22 for the United States Grand Prix and then culminating its three-race U.S. stint Nov. 16-18 with a return to Las Vegas, but this time on the city’s streets, including its famous Strip. 


●  Contrast best describes a lap around COTA. High speed and rapid changes of direction comprise the layout between turns two and 10, with this first sector akin to the Maggotts-Becketts-Chapel complex at the famed Silverstone Circuit in England. The end of the lap from turn 12 through turn 20 before hitting the frontstretch features low-speed combinations. The long backstraight, however, is where drivers want to retain as much speed as possible to either attack or defend through the tight turn 12. This corner, along with the uphill run to turn one and the hairpin in turn 11, provide good passing opportunities.


●  Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Mobil 1 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), has made a total of 55 NASCAR Cup Series starts on road courses. He has 21 starts at Sonoma, 21 at Watkins Glen, five at the Charlotte Roval and two apiece at COTA, Road America, Indianapolis and the road course at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. He has scored two road-course wins – Watkins Glen in 2006 and Sonoma in 2017 – along with 12 top-fives and 27 top-10s with 199 laps led.


●  In Harvick’s last road-course race – Oct. 9 at the Charlotte Roval – he started 22nd and worked his way into the lead with six laps to go. Harvick was first when a late caution set up a green-white-checkered finish. Harvick stayed out to maintain his lead, but others behind him had fresher tires with fewer laps. Christopher Bell was one of those drivers. He lined up alongside Harvick for the race’s final restart and took the lead entering turn one, eventually earning a 1.790-second advantage over Harvick when the checkered flag waved. Said Harvick after the race: This is a tough racetrack just to get a good finish because of the fact that it turns into being rough at the end. We were half a lap from getting to the white (flag) and probably winning the race, but just not quite as good on the restart compared to Christopher (Bell) and his new tires, but still a great day. I knew we were gonna have to have a perfect corner there with Christopher having such fresher tires. He was able to get through traffic and was able to roll through a little bit more speed in turn one, turn two, turn three and turn four and just got in front of me, but we were able to hold off Kyle (Busch), so it’s still a good day. Our Mobil 1 Ford Mustang guys did a great job of putting us in position and having a chance.”


●  When Harvick scored his first road-course victory at Watkins Glen in 2006, he had to beat his current team owner to do it. Tony Stewart – the “Stewart” in Stewart-Haas Racing – had won the previous two NASCAR Cup Series races at The Glen and was poised to capture a third straight win as he was leading Harvick with four laps to go in the 90-lap race. But Harvick, who had already led once for 24 laps, passed Stewart on lap 87 as the two drag-raced down the frontstretch and into turn one. Harvick held onto the lead despite Stewart in his rearview mirror, earning a margin of victory of .892 of a second.


●  Harvick’s second career road-course win also had a connection to Stewart. When Harvick won at Sonoma in 2017, he gave Stewart-Haas Racing its second straight victory at the 1.99-mile, 10-turn road course. The winner in 2016? None other than Stewart. It ended up being his 49th and final NASCAR Cup Series victory as Stewart retired from NASCAR racing at the conclusion of the season.


●  Harvick’s last road-course win was his first in a Ford. When Harvick won at Sonoma in 2017, he became the 83rd different driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race behind the wheel of a Ford. Harvick has now won 25 Cup Series races with Ford, which makes him one of only 13 drivers to win 20 or more races with the manufacturer. He stands 10th on Ford’s all-time win list and is now only one win away from tying Brad Keselowski, Junior Johnson and Fred Lorenzen for ninth. Harvick has won more races driving a Mustang (15) than any other driver since the iconic muscle car became Ford’s flagship model in 2019.


●  Harvick has four road-course wins outside of the NASCAR Cup Series. Two came in the NASCAR Xfinity Series – Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2007 and Watkins Glen in 2007 – and two were in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West – Sonoma in 1998 and Sonoma in 2017. Harvick’s K&N Pro Series win at Sonoma in 1998 was three years before his Cup Series debut on Feb. 26, 2001 at North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham.


●  Turning left and right. Going up and down through the gears. Hitting the apex of corners and, sometimes, riding the curb with such force that it puts the car on two wheels. It’s all a part of road-course racing, and it demands maximum performance from every part and piece on the racecar. Harvick has an added advantage with Mobil 1. Not only is the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand the primary sponsor of his No. 4 Ford Mustang at COTA, Mobil 1 products are used throughout his racecar and they extend beyond just engine oil. Power steering fluid, transmission fluid, gear oil and driveline lubricants from Mobil 1 give Harvick a technical advantage over his counterparts by reducing friction, heat and rolling resistance. Mobil 1 is a sponsor whose technology makes Harvick’s No. 4 Mobil 1 Ford Mustang faster.


Kevin Harvick, Driver of the No. 4 Mobil 1 Ford Mustang 


How do you approach a road-course weekend?

“There’s just a lot more time that goes into a road-race week. You have to spend a lot of time in the simulator. You have to spend a lot of time with your previous notes and make sure you have the shift points and all the things that you remember as far as curbs you need to hit and things you don’t need to hit, where you need to be on the racetrack, tire falloff. You have to have everything memorized before you get there so that the first few laps are valuable because you’re still going to be learning the real-life tolerances of the grip level. And you’re going to have to blend that into also trying to do it in a short amount of time and get something out of those practices to give some feedback about the cars. It’s a different preparation week for the road courses than it is anything else.”


When it comes to road-course racing, do you feel that more of the race is in your hands?

“You do have more in your hands, for sure, especially when it comes to shifting and all the different things that could happen. But strategy and track position are a big part of that element too. It’s just like anything else, you’ve got to have the whole piece of the puzzle to put it all together.”


This year, while the road course races still have stages, the race will remain green with no yellow-flag breaks at the end of each stage, which is something you’ve lobbied for. Why did you want to see it happen?

“The strategy is back. You had two strategies before – win or collect stage points. Now, with the rolling stages, it opens up more options for what you can do.”


In only its second year, the current car seems to have acclimated well to all the tracks, but does it perform best on road courses since this car carries a lot of sports-car DNA?

“It’s definitely leaning more toward handling well at the road courses just because that’s kind of the nature of how it was designed. I think for me, our first road course was a lot more comfortable in the car than what we were last year. For the braking and things that come with this particular car, it’s been good for us on the road courses, so far.”


With the sequential shifter in these cars, how is shifting on a road course? Do you have to be more methodical in what you do to ensure you’re in the right gear?

“That’s still a little bit of a transition just because the cars are not hard to shift, but they’re hard to constantly shift correctly, and the timing of it with the way the gears are cut, you can mistime the shift really easily. So it’s definitely something that, as you go throughout the day, you have to pay attention to.”


Whether it’s a road course or a short track or any kind of track, you have an added advantage with Mobil 1 as a sponsor and technology partner. How advantageous has this relationship been?

“The oil in the engine, the oil in the transmission, the oil in the rear gear and the things Mobil 1 provides us from a lubricant standpoint, it all adds up in the form of quicker lap times. On an oval, we can pick up a tenth-and-a-half or two-tenths of a second. On a road course, Mobil 1 helps with preservation, because we beat the heck out of our racecars – hitting curbs and shifting all the time. The level of technology and commitment to the things that go in our car, every piece of it adds up to a pretty big chunk of speed and an incredible amount of reliability.”


COTA is a race weekend that features all three of NASCAR’s top national touring series – Cup, Xfinity and Truck. How important is it for the drivers in the Xfinity and Truck Series to be racing on the same weekend at the same track where the Cup Series is racing?

“It’s important to have these training grounds at the same facilities, with a lot of the same officials, and to be able to see what’s happening during practice and how teams function. It all happens at such a young age for a lot of the drivers who come up now. You have to be able to see the professionalism of what’s happening and how it functions, the marketing side of what happens. There’s a lot more to it than just jumping into the racecar. And you see the huge production of the race weekends, and coming to your first Truck race, and coming on a Truck weekend and being able to see the facilities that you get to race in, it’s an eye-opening experience. But you have to have somewhere to do that. The good news is, in the Truck Series and Xfinity Series, you can see all that, and there are a lot of things you can check off the list in the Xfinity and Truck Series before you get to Cup.”



The 61st anniversary season of professional auto racing at Grandview Speedway, will officially begin on Saturday, April 1 with the running of the VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker.

However, before that occurs, Saturday, March 25 will be the traditional free-to-the-public practice session open to all racing divisions. Drivers will have the opportunity to test their reworked or brand-new equipment for the new season before competition officially begins next week. Race fans will have the chance to come out and see their favorite drivers for the first time and check out some of the new car creations for the new year.

Pit gates will open at 10 am, and the practice session will start at 12 noon and run till 5 pm. Admission to the pit area is $35 and no license is required, grandstand admission for spectators is free.

Also on March 25, fans who purchased season passes will be able to come to the track and select their seats for the new season starting at 10 am.

There is still time to purchase a Grandview season pass, covering all Saturday night events, from the VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial through to the Freedom 38 Sportsman and Freedom 76 Modified championship races in September. The season pass does not include the Rogers Family/Bob Miller promoted Thunder on the Hill special events, or the Outlaw Enduro/Vintage race events.

Season passes, priced at $400 per pass, can be ordered by sending a check or money order to Grandview Speedway, 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, Pa. 19505.  If ordering a pass for someone else, please make note of that with your request please. To speed up the delivery process, please send along a self-addressed stamped envelope. Season passes can also be purchased at the track on Practice Day, March 25.

The 2023 season will begin on Saturday, April 1 with the VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker which is open to both Big and Small Block Modified competitors. The race will be 50-laps, paying a cool $7500 to win as well as $1000 to take the green flag in the main event. The feature race winner will also receive a guaranteed starting spot in the September 16 Freedom 76.

Race time on Opening Night is 6 pm, which will be the starting time for all Saturday night programs for the month of April. Pit gates open at 1 pm, grandstand gates open at 4 pm, the drivers meeting is at 4 pm. followed by the draw for position, followed by warm-ups at 5 pm.

Grandstand admission for adults is $30, students 12-16 with ID pay $20, and age 11 and under are admitted free. Pit admission is $40 with a license and $45 without a license.

Grandview Speedway management has announced that new for this season, the Opening Night program will now be sanctioned by NASCAR and will be the first point race of the new campaign for both the Modified and Sportsman divisions toward both the track and NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Championships.

As was announced earlier, only the driver is required to hold a NASCAR license for competition during the season, with owners and crew members having the option to enter the pits as members or pay a non-member fee. Management does encourage purchasing the NASCAR license for the additional insurance coverage.

For the Bruce Rogers Memorial event, all drivers are welcome to compete as in years past, and if any driver is not a track regular, the Speedway will cover the cost of the $25 temporary NASCAR driver license for this one night of competition.

The feature event will qualify 24 cars to start. There will be no provisional or guaranteed starters added of any kind. Heat races will be lined up by a straight draw, consolation qualifiers will follow to set the field for the 50-lap championship feature.

There is no entry fee for this special event, however drivers are encouraged to pre-enter by calling or texting 484.256.4375, providing the driver’s name, contact information and phone number. Drivers are also reminded to visit the speedway website at to print and fill out a W-9 form and bring it with them to the track on Opening Night. The W-9 form must be provided to the pit office to be eligible for drivers to draw for heat race starting spots.

Information on car rules (tires and weights etc.) are listed for the VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker on the speedway website at under the Bruce Rogers Memorial tab.

The T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman will also begin their point season on the Opening Night program in a full show which includes qualifying events and a 25-lap feature race.

Saturday, April 8 is set aside as a rain date if needed for the opener. However, if not needed, then it will be a two-division program for the T.P. Trailer 358 Modifieds and T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman under the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series banner.

Track Chaplain Pastor Don Kerns will be hosting a Chapel on the Hill worship service with communion at the main gate meet and greet area at 4 pm. on Opening Night. Come as you are, all are welcome to attend.

Speedway management would also like to let all race teams that compete at Grandview know that tires are currently available at BFP Specialty in Bethel, Pa. They will also be available at the track on practice day March 25th.

VP Racing Fuels is the sponsor of the season opener and will have a VP fuel truck on hand for this event. Once again as was the case last season, there will not be a fuel truck at the speedway on a weekly basis, so race teams need to plan accordingly.

Since the 1960’s, Grandview Speedway has been presenting exciting wheel to wheel NASCAR stock car racing every Saturday Night starting in April and running through September, plus special events. Grandview Speedway is located at 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, Pa. 19505, just off Route 100, ten miles north of Pottstown, Pa.

Information is always available at or on Facebook, or by telephone at 610.754.7688.


Saturday, March 25 – Free-to-the-Public Open Practice, All Divisions– 12 Noon

Saturday, April 1 – 61st Anniversary Season Opener – 6th Annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds 50 laps, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman – 6 pm.

Saturday, April 8 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman – 6 pm.

Saturday, April 15 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman – 6 pm.

Sunday, April 16 – Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Racing Series Vintage – 1 pm.

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CRC Industries, Inc. has extended its entitlement sponsorship of the Brakleen 150 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway with a multi-year renewal.

CRC Industries, Inc., a global leader in the production of specialty products and formulations for the DIY enthusiasts and maintenance professional, began its partnership with Pocono Raceway in 2021 as the NCTS race entitlement sponsor.

The company, with global headquarters in Horsham, Pa., titled the race after one of its premier North American-trademarked brands Brakleen®, the original aerosol brake parts cleaner that was derived in 1971.

“We are excited to return to Pocono again to showcase our love and support for motorsports,” said Len Mazzanti, CEO of CRC Industries. “Acceleration is everything on race day. But as the crew and driver will acknowledge, braking is just as important. Because clean, reliable brakes are essential to the safety of everyone, CRC developed Brakleen® more than 50 years ago.

“Brakleen® helps ensure that brake jobs are done right the first time, with the strongest performance available, a spray pattern that penetrates and a fast-drying, residue-free formula that saves you extra clean-up time and money. Continual improvements like these have made CRC Brakleen® the most trusted brake cleaner in motorsports and garages around the world.”

This season’s edition of the Brakleen 150 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race will be held Saturday, July 22. The 150-mile, 60-lap race will begin at Noon ET (TV: FS1, Radio: MRN, SiriusXM).

“Pocono Raceway is thrilled to extend this partnership with CRC Industries and further showcase the line of Brakleen® products,” Pocono Raceway President Ben May said. “We take pride in our Pennsylvania roots, and it is great to be able to showcase another iconic Pennsylvania company that has been doing it for over 50 years.

“Pocono Raceway is motivated by CRC Industries’ enthusiasm and sustained commitment to NASCAR racing in Pennsylvania and to all the avid NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series fans who love watching the trucks race around ‘The Tricky Triangle.’”

Pocono Raceway is celebrating the partnership with their fans by offering a limited $15 discount on a Brakleen 150 race ticket for the first 150 fans. Click HERE now to see if you have qualified to purchase this exclusive ticket offer.

The race weekend features four races in three days, highlighted by the Pocono 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, July 23. The Brakleen 150 will be joined by the Pocono 225 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, July 22. The weekend kicks off Friday, July 21, with an ARCA Menards Series race.

Tickets for the Pocono 400 NASCAR race weekend are on sale and various options are available HERE. For more information, please visit

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MPI Wheels, one of the leading designers and manufacturers of state of the art steering wheels used in various forms of motorsports, will reward USAC National racing’s top Rookie drivers for their performances throughout the 2023 season.
USAC’s 2023 Rookie of the Year drivers in the AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship, NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship and Silver Crown National Championship will receive a custom trophy and custom steering wheel courtesy of Max Papis Innovations (MPI) during USAC’s Night of Champions at the conclusion of the campaign in December.
“One of the core principles of MPI and myself is supporting young racers in their growth as people and competitors,” said Max Papis, President and Co-Founder of MPI.  “These values are reflected in USAC and in these rookie awards. We are looking forward to following the growth of the sport through this new generation of drivers. The possibilities are endless, and the future looks very bright.”
USAC’s most recent Rookies of the Year include Emerson Axsom (Sprint), Mitchel Moles (Midget) and Gregg Cory (Silver Crown), and over the years, recipients of the award have included the likes of Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman, Bryan Clauson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Christopher Bell, Buddy Kofoid, Tim Richmond, Tony Stewart and Ed Carpenter, just to name a few.
In addition to its involvement in the USAC National series, MPI has also announced a recognition awards program for the 2023 NASCAR Youth Series Presented by Cook Out national season. The MPI “Up On the Wheel” award recognizes a driver at each of the NASCAR Youth Series national events based on such qualifiers, including but not limited to, overcoming adversity in a race, raced his or her way from the back of the field or made the biggest leaps coming from one of the lower mains to the A-Main all while displaying sportsmanship to officials and peers.
Additionally, MPI is introducing the “Inspiring Driver of the Year” award for the NASCAR Youth Series. This award will recognize one driver that is nominated by a local, regional or national club official. The driver does not have to be the fastest or winningest driver, but rather a driver who sets a good example for others and exhibits attributes of leadership and character. To be considered, a driver must display the five core values of DRIVE: Determination, Respect, Integrity, Volunteer, Extraordinary. These values should be displayed on and off the track and in his/her school and community. Nomination forms can be found at NASCAR Youth Series. Deadline to submit nominations is November 3, 2023.
MPI Wheels, located in Mooresville, N.C., was founded in 2009 by Max and Tatiana Papis. Both Max and Tatiana come from a rich history of motorsports as Max began racing professionally at 12 years old and has raced at the highest levels of motorsports from Formula 1, Champ Cars, IndyCar, IMSA and all three of NASCAR’s elite touring divisions including the premier class of Cup competitions. Tatiana is a savvy and successful CEO using her motorsports background and passion to inspire young entrepreneurs. She is a proud member of the North Carolina Motorsports Advisory Council. For more information on MPI, visit

Richmond Raceway and Martinsville Speedway announced today a renewal of their partnership with the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) that includes the naming rights for two NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races scheduled for the Commonwealth.

The Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150 will take place Friday, March 31, and will be a part of Toyota Owners 400 Weekend featuring the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, April 1, and the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 2.

“Richmond Raceway is thrilled to be hosting the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race once again,” said Richmond Raceway President Lori Collier Waran. “Richmond Raceway is a major attraction for the travelers of Virginia. Welcoming this series back will help promote the VTC’s mission to continue developing tourism in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

“We are proud to continue our support for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150,” said Rita McClenny, President and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corporation. “Richmond Raceway is a major tourist attraction for race fans visiting the area and Virginians alike. We are looking forward to travelers discovering why Virginia is the destination for racing lovers.”

Richmond first hosted a modified race in NASCAR’s inaugural season on May 16, 1948. This was the first NASCAR sanctioned race in Virginia. Since then, Richmond has hosted the modern-day NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour from 1990-1993, 1997, 1999-2022 and 2021-2022.

The Virginia is for Racing Lovers 200 Whelen Modified Tour season finale is slated for Thursday, Oct. 26 and a part of the NASCAR Playoffs race weekend featuring Dead On Tools 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Oct. 28 and the Xfinity 500 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Oct. 29.

The first modified race at Martinsville Speedway was a part of NASCAR’s inaugural season on July 4, 1948. This race would be the third NASCAR sanctioned race in the history of the Commonwealth of Virginia. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour raced at the significant half-mile short track from 1985-2002, 2005-2010 and 2021-2022.

“The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour draws nationwide attention to Martinsville, so it’s a fitting platform to promote Virginia as a tourist destination,” said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. “We can’t to wait to welcome fans and visitors to the beauty and wonder only Virginia provides during our incredible fall weekend of racing.”

“We are proud to continue our support of the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150,” said McClenny. “Richmond Raceway is a major tourist attraction for race fans visiting the area and Virginians alike. We are looking forward to travelers discovering why Virginia is the destination for racing lovers.”

To learn more about Virginia Tourism Corporation, visit

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