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JTG Daugherty Racing has united with Viega, which is a a worldwide leader in pipe fitting installation technology for industrial, commercial, and residential projects. Viega is sponsoring the newly formed JTG Daugherty Racing pit crew, and will have placement on Ricky Stenhouse Jr.‘s No. 47 Camaro ZL1 C-post throughout the entire NASCAR Cup Series season.

“Viega supports professionals that make things happen, and we’re aligned to promote the high quality of their products,” Stenhouse Jr. said. “Pit crews are professionals with a special skill set, and they must have the right tools to do their job to work fast, efficiently and effectively just like the trades people working with Viega products. We have a fitting pit crew that Viega has partnered with this season. We’re looking forward to being successful on and off the track together, and communicating that Viega’s press technology is a safer secure alternative for connecting pipe.”

Viega’s saying is “Fast, Safe and Secure.” That key messaging will be showcased on the yellow and black Viega pit crew uniforms specially featured during 11 NASCAR Cup Series races this year when they service Stenhouse’s race car.

“Races are won and lost in the pits – it’s all about maximum efficiency and knowing the wheels are safely secured,” said Jared Mackrory, Viega Marketing Director. “It’s the same challenge the professionals in our industry face as they install pipe fittings and hustle to get critical lines back up and running. We love that shared connection and are proud to support the professionals on the JTG Daugherty Racing pit crew.

Viega’s pit crew uniform branding will include Las Vegas Motor Speedway (both races 3/6 & 10/16), Circuit of The Americas (3/27), Talladega Superspeedway (4/24), Dover Motor Speedway (5/1), Kansas Speedway (5/15), World Wide Technology Raceway (6/5), New Hampshire Motor Speedway (7/17), Pocono Raceway (7/24), Michigan International Speedway (8/7), Watkins Glen International (8/21).

Viega is also pleased to announce the pit crew lineup for those races as follows:

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JTG Racing PR

Biohaven Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:BHVN) announced today that Nurtec® ODT (rimegepant) extends its sponsorship for the second year as the primary partner for the No. 51 Rick Ware Racing entry during the entire 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Season and the NTT INDCAR series, after a successful first season. Nurtec ODT is the first and only FDA-approved medication that’s proven to both treat and prevent migraine attacks.
 
Rick Ware, team owner, commented, "We had a great season with Biohaven, Nurtec ODT and Cody this past year. The company and brand values align perfectly with Rick Ware Racing, and we could not be more excited to have them as a primary partner in 2022. Heading into this season, we are looking forward to elevating our on-track performance and continuing to support our racing fans, including people with migraine and the military community through our Military Salutes Program.”
 
Cody, a Greensboro, North Carolina native, has competed within all forms of motorsports throughout his career including NASCAR, INDYCAR, IMSA, Asian Le Mans Series and Motorcycles. In 2021, Cody made his NTT INDYCAR Series debut at Road America, as well as competing full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series for Rick Ware Racing. 

"I am thrilled to be back behind the wheel of the No. 51 Nurtec ODT car, which holds personal meaning for me as a person with migraine,” said Cody Ware. "With the new cars this year and the Ford alliance, I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for the Rick Ware Racing team. Nurtec ODT has been a great partner this past year, helping to raise awareness of migraine among NASCAR fans, and 2022 looks to be another promising year of racing!”

Nearly 40 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraine and the World Health Organization classifies migraine as one of the 10 most disabling medical illnesses. Migraine is characterized by debilitating attacks lasting four to 72 hours with multiple symptoms, including pulsating headaches of moderate to severe pain intensity that can be associated with nausea or vomiting, and/or sensitivity to sound (phonophobia) and sensitivity to light (photophobia).
 
Takuma Sato, two-time INDY 500 Champion, joined the No. 51 team in December to compete full-time in the 2022 NTT INDYCAR Series.
 
Vlad Coric, MD, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, commented, “We continue to pursue innovative partnerships, like this one with Rick Ware Racing, to help us reach more people about the debilitating burden of migraine disease and the importance of effective treatment. Our goal this year is to further increase the conversation about migraine and the benefits of Nurtec ODT, which can both treat and prevent migraine attacks. We look forward to the 2022 season with the Rick Ware Racing team and Cody and Takuma as our drivers.”
 
Throughout 2021, Rick Ware Racing and Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) participated in thirty-five (35) military base visits across the United States, including a trip to Hawaii in December for the 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. During these visits, the team interacted with service members through mock pit stops, driver Q&As and photos. Over the course of the year, the Military Salutes program allowed for over 1,200 service members to be honored in May, and over $150,000 in funds donated to service members and first responders charities in partnership with Nine Line Apparel. Heading into 2022, the team plans on continuing the efforts to give back to those who continue to serve.

 
Rick Ware Racing and Biohaven Supports Military Salutes Program

As part of the NASCAR season, Rick Ware Racing and Biohaven plan to extend its participation in the established Military Salutes Program and visit military bases across the country in a show of support and thanks to our troops. Active-duty service members and veterans experience high levels of stress due to the challenges of their service, which can trigger migraine attacks. In addition, more than 430,000 veterans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, which can result in migraine due to the changes in the brain.
 
Coric added, “Veterans like Greg Peterman, a [retired] Green Beret who served seven combat tours, know firsthand the disabling impact of migraine from traumatic brain injury. We can help honor their service to our country and elevate their voice in raising awareness of migraine.”
 
The Rick Ware Racing team and the Nurtec ODT No. 51 car visited 35 military bases this past year, including a trip to Hawaii for the 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor in December. Together, the two companies honored more than 1,200 service members in May and donated over $150,000 in funds to charities that support service members and first responders in partnership with Nine Line Apparel.
 
For additional information on Nurtec ODT, visit www.nurtec.com. Follow Rick Ware Racing, by visiting www.wareracing.com, and be sure to follow along on social media (Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram). 

RWR PR

Kaulig Racing and Noah Gragson will team up with charity-based cryptocurrency, CURE Token, during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month at Kansas Speedway.

 

CURE Token was created by Jacob Beckley to raise awareness for childhood cancer and help families touched by it. Backed by the Beckley Foundation, CURE Token’s mission is to bring awareness to childhood cancers, fund cancer research, and directly support families affected by pediatric cancer. As CURE grows, Jacob also hopes to use the power of blockchain technology to completely revolutionize healthcare as we know it.

 

“Partnering one of the most well-recognized sports in the world with pediatric cancer, this collaboration is a reminder of what happens when people come together for a great cause,” said Jacob Beckley, Founder of CURE Token. “The Beckley Foundation, CURE Token, and Gragson are working to further the mission of supporting pediatric cancer research and bringing awareness to the devastating consequences of cancer. Pediatric cancer goes well beyond its patient, it affects the families, friends, and communities. CURE Token aims to lessen those affects with the hope that, one day, we will not be defined by the word cancer.”

 

Earlier this week, the team announced Gragson’s part-time NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) schedule at Kaulig Racing, which will include 14 events throughout the 2022 season. CURE token has signed on for the fall event at Kansas Speedway on September 11.

 

“I am humbled to represent CURE Token and to work with Founder Jacob Beckley and the Beckley Foundation,” said Gragson. “It is an honor to represent a crypto company and foundation that supports such a great cause. Helping raise awareness for pediatric cancer is very important to me and the entire Kaulig Racing team. I look forward to racing the CURE Token No. 16 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at Kansas Speedway in the fall of 2022.”

 

The partnership with CURE Token has extra special meaning for Kaulig Racing team owner, Matt Kaulig, whose involvement with Akron Children’s Hospital earned him the title of the 2020 Champion for Children Award.

 

“Our new-found partnership with CURE Token is one that is special to me for many reasons,” said team owner, Matt Kaulig. “The fight against pediatric cancer is one that is near and dear to me. I’m excited to be able to continue bringing awareness to this cause through CURE Token.”

 

Kaulig Racing’s No. 16 CURE Token Camaro ZL1 will compete in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.

 

Kaulig Racing PR

Nineteen days. Fourteen races. Three tracks. One champion. DIRTcar UMP Modified Winternationals is here.

 

Starting this week, the best Dirt Modified drivers in the nation make their annual southbound journey to the Sunshine State to take part in one of the most prestigious championship chases of Florida-Georgia Speedweeks. Similar in style to the Midwest-based DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals trail through the summer, drivers will compete at three tracks over three weeks in search of a $2,000 grand prize as champion of the miniseries.

 

The grind begins with five-straight nights at East Bay Raceway Park – Tue-Sat, Jan. 25-29 (Tuesday night has now been canceled due to rainfall). A $1,000 check is on the line Wednesday and $1,500-to-win on Thu-Fri before the 75-lap, $5,000-to-win championship finale on Saturday night.

 

Four days later, the Modifieds pick it back up at North Florida Speedway in Lake City for Round 6-8. Practice on Feb. 3 precedes racing on Fri-Sun, Feb 4-6.

 

Then comes the toughest test – the 51st DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, Feb. 7-12. Over 100 drivers entered to compete for a gator trophy last year, but only one walked away victorious. Three-time DIRTcar national points titlist Nick Hoffman clinched his sixth consecutive DIRTcar Nationals championship in 2021, while Jason Hughes sealed the deal on his first Winternationals championship after a seventh-place run in the final race.

 

The path to the championship starts with a single race at East Bay. The famed Clay by the Bay has been hosting the UMP Modified extravaganza for the past 22 years. Several preliminary nights of action are held before the big-money championship Feature on Saturday night. Seventeen different drivers have tasted victory in the event finale, but only an elite few have done it more than once.

 

Kevin “Buzzy” Adams, of Cameron, WI, became the third driver to do so last year after a successful title defense in an epic finish, beating fellow Modified veteran Jason Hughes to the line on the final lap of a green-white-checkered to claim his second-consecutive $5,000 championship check.

 

It was a race he wouldn’t soon forget, powering around the top side at nearly 9,000 RPM to make the pass for the win in front of a crowd that’s come to know and love he and his black/green #40 every year since his debut in 2006.

 

“At the end, I feel like we were going to win the race without the last yellow, but the yellow didn’t hurt, either,” Adams said. “All-in-all, we just had to get after it and rely on the cushion because Jason Hughes was so good on the bottom, nobody was ever gonna get around him down there.”

 

The repeat triumph was the second Feature win that week for Adams, matching what he earned there in 2020. But this string of high-level success at East Bay has been only recent. In a span of seven championship Feature starts from 2012 to 2019, Adams finished second four times. The sense of jubilation, among other feelings he felt in Victory Lane when he finally broke through two years ago, still stands out in his mind today.

 

“It definitely was a sense of relief,” Adams said. “You kinda have that weighing on you, always thinking you’re going to be the bridesmaid.”

 

Adams has since become a household name at East Bay in January, now with seven Feature wins to his credit. Last year, he got a good look at one potential future household name in all of dirt track racing – teenage sensation Drake Troutman.

 

Troutman, the UMP Modified and Super Late Model hot shoe from Hyndman, PA, took the Winternationals trail by storm in 2021, winning in his East Bay debut against drivers with more year of experience at the third-mile oval than his own age.

 

“It was huge, to say the least,” Troutman said of the win. “We just had intentions to just go down there and at least make the shows. We got there and set quick time the first night, and that was just a huge confidence booster.”

 

He turned the heads of everyone in the pit area that week, even his own, taking the checkers again on Friday night on a last lap, Turn 4 slide job for the win.

 

“It seemed like the longer the race went, the better my car came in,” Troutman said. “The last three laps of the fourth night, I just found something on the track, and everyone else started slipping and sliding. I was kind of abusing my stuff more than other people were, so I had more tire heat.”

 

Back home, Troutman is used to racing on much larger tracks, such as his home track of Bedford Speedway in Bedford, PA – a mostly flat, 5/8-mile fairgrounds raceway. But he took right to the unique shape and dark-clay surface of East Bay in no time, showcasing his ability to get it done on a variety of courses.

 

“It fits my driving style,” Troutman said. “I like to drive kinda sideways. I like it because you can search around. Every five laps, the track’s changing.

 

“The first five laps, you might be putting around the bottom and the next five, you’re up there blasting the top.”

 

One of the most unique aspects of East Bay is the tide rolling in on the landscape and changing the track by the minute. Literally.

 

Sitting just a short distance from the water of Hillsborough Bay, the tide that moves in at night has been said to shift the water table underneath the land, causing moisture to rise all the way to the surface and bleed out onto the track while cars are going around. Several drivers subscribe to the notion that this moisture changes the track in real-time.

 

Though they have different levels of experience racing on it, both Adams and Troutman say it does change the track conditions, especially after a yellow on the restart.

 

“I love the challenge side of it, but I also love the speed you get at East Bay with a short-track atmosphere,” Adams said. “Then you throw in the big curveball, which is the tide effect.


“A lot of the Late Model crew chiefs think it doesn’t have an effect, but it does. If you’ve driven on there, you know exactly what it’s doing. It took us years to learn how to read that tide. Now, with cell phones and weather apps, you can see exactly when it’s coming in.”

 

“The tide has a lot to do with the track conditions,” Troutman said. “The slicker it gets, and then the tide comes in, it gets to the point where you can’t steer at all. You’ve gotta get the back-end whipped around.”

 

A WISSOTA Modified regular racing the one and only DIRTcar-sanctioned event he competes in all year, Adams and his car make the 1,500+ mile journey every year to take on this unique track – unlike any other he sees around his native Wisconsin.

 

“The way you have to drive the place is so different than back home,” Adams said. “Then, to deal with huge horsepower motors on soft tires and no spoiler – it’s crazy, compared to everything we do at home.”

 

Since starting up a family back home and the takeoff of his business, Buzz Signs, Adams hasn’t been able to chase the UMP Modified Speedweeks championship like he did several years ago. But he knows with the competition in Florida, even a single Feature win in January-February is one to cherish.

 

“Any time you can win a race in Florida – doesn’t matter what track you’re at – if it happens during Speedweeks, you feel like no matter what else happens that winter, it was still a success,” Adams said.

 

Not many teenage racers get the opportunity to travel the country and go dirt track racing in the middle of January and February. Troutman’s a rare breed, and he’s seizing the opportunity, reveling in the experience and knowledge he gains by tackling one of the most prestigious miniseries in Dirt Modified racing.

 

“The biggest thing that stands out to me is being able to travel,” Troutman said. “I like to be able to travel to new tracks, and to be able to go down there and do that for almost a month is just awesome.”

 

Don’t miss Adams, Troutman and the rest of what promises to be a stacked lineup of DIRTcar UMP Modifieds competing this week at East Bay Raceway Park. Stay tuned to DIRTcar Racing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for live updates and content throughout the week.

 

DIRTcar Series PR

Market Rebellion, LLC (“Market Rebellion”) and Alpha Prime Racing, LLC (“Alpha Prime Racing”) are pleased to announce that Market Rebellion will serve as a 7-race primary sponsor for Alpha Prime Racing in the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series, with Tommy Joe Martins as driver for 4 races, Sage Karam as driver for 2 races and Rajah Caruth as driver for the final race of the season.

Alpha Prime Racing, founded in 2022 by NASCAR veterans Caesar Bacarella and Tommy Joe Martins, will compete this season full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series fielding both the No. 44 and No. 45 Chevrolet Camaros, featuring a group of exciting drivers including Karam and Caruth.

The expansion of the partnership with Market Rebellion, which dates back 2 seasons, comes with much excitement from driver and team General Manager Tommy Joe Martins: “I’m blown away by the support Market Rebellion has given me & our program at Alpha Prime Racing. From the beginning, they’ve wanted to be a critical part of our team. Expanding their program to include Sage & Rajah shows how much they believe in what we’re trying to build.”

"Tommy Joe and Caesar have developed an exciting long-term vision for Alpha Prime Racing to grow the team into a formidable competitor in the Xfinity Series, which matches our vision for a disciplined approach to building long term success.” said Dirk Mueller-Ingrand, co-founder of Market Rebellion. “We are very excited to be part of this growth story and looking forward to watching the team’s performance on the track.” Tommy Joe Martins will be racing the #44 car starting with Daytona International Speedway on February 19th, followed by Texas Motor Speedway May 21st, Texas Motor Speedway September 24th, and Las Vegas Motor Speedway October 15th.

Sage Karam will be piloting the #45 car at Circuit of The Americas on March 26th and at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 30th.

Rajah Caruth will be behind the wheel of the #44 car in Phoenix on November 15th.

“Tommy Joe, Rajah and Sage are athletes whose drive, determination and discipline represent core principles of our trading community,” said Pete Najarian, co-founder of Market Rebellion. “Discipline Dictates Action. These 3 drivers get it. We can’t wait to see them compete on some of the racetracks they love the most.”

I'm thrilled to carry Market Rebellion alongside us at Circuit of the Americas and the Indianapolis GP this season,” said Sage Karam. “COTA and Brickyard are part of my DNA. Given our team's strengths on road courses, I look forward to the challenge of rewarding Market Rebellion's commitment to Alpha Prime Racing by bringing them to victory lane at these landmark venues.”

"I am thrilled to see Market Rebellion's belief in the potential of Alpha Prime Racing and their willingness to make an investment into the team and myself,” said Rajah Caruth. “It means a lot to me to receive their support not only in my virtual racing efforts, and now in real life. I'm looking forward to my race in Phoenix and to having a solid performance."

Market Rebellion has been actively working with Alpha Prime Racing on the preparation for the 2022 season, by providing additional resources for performance training, which will continue during the 2022 season.

APR PR

Young’s Motorsports confirmed today that NASCAR Whelen Modified standout and veteran NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver Danny Bohn will join the team for next month’s season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

The 33-year-old Bohn will pilot the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado with support from North American Motor Car.

North American Motor Car is a premier destination for automotive enthusiasts in the Northeast, offering world-class services including custom restoration, maintenance, upholstery repair, professional detailing, aftermarket accessory installation, storage and automotive shipping and receiving for exotic and classic cars, hot rods, 4x4s, and motorcycles.

Bohn’s relationship with the team is currently a one-race agreement with a vision to increase his schedule in 2022. He will complete the organization’s lineup for the Feb. 18 NextEra Energy Resources 250 joining previously announced drivers Spencer Boyd and Jesse Little.

“I am very excited about joining Young’s Motorsports for Daytona,” said Bohn. “Time and time again Young’s Motorsports have shown that they build very fast Chevrolet Silverados for the superspeedway races and I am excited to be able to drive one of them next month at Daytona.

“Young’s Motorsports is the most recent superspeedway winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and I definitely want to do my part to help keep that statistic alive working alongside my teammates Spencer (Boyd) and Jesse (Little).”

Bohn rose into prominence in 2012 when he earned NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship runner-up, Rookie of the Year and Most Popular Driver honors. Bohn followed that up with the 2014 modified track championship at the famed Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. A Bohn winning races is nothing new. Both Bohn’s grandfather, Parker Bohn, and father, Eddie Bohn, are legendary drivers and mechanics from New Jersey.

The Freehold, N.J. native has 33 Truck Series starts to his resume, including four top-10 finishes, most recently at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway last October where he finished eighth after starting 23rd in a truck also backed by North American Motor Car.

“We love Danny, Daytona and NASCAR, and have always been a huge supporter of the racing culture and lifestyle,” said COO and co-founder of North American Motor Car Andy Hill. “I know I am really looking forward to watching Danny and the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado race at Daytona next month. It’s going to be exciting!”

“I am so happy to have our Daytona lineup finalized,” offered Young’s Motorsports team principal Tyler Young. “All three of our drivers are extremely excited and very experienced when it comes to superspeedway racing. Their knowledge, passion, focus and motivation will be a huge benefit for our organization.

“We’ve proven to be winners in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and are determined return to Victory Lane – it would be incredibly special to pull that off in the season-opener at Daytona! We look forward to seeing what our team can accomplish, not only at Daytona but throughout the 2022 season.”

For more on Young’s Motorsports, please visit YoungsMotorsports.com, like them on Facebook (Young’s Motorsports) and follow them on Instagram (@youngsmotorsports) and Twitter (@youngsmtrsports).

For more on North American Motor Car, please visit northamericanmotorcar.com, like them on Facebook (North American Motor Car) and follow them on Instagram (@northamericanmotorcar) and Twitter (@NAmotorcar).

For more on Danny Bohn, please visit DannyBohn.com, like him on Facebook (Danny Bohn Racing) and follow him on Instagram (@dannybohn) and Twitter (@dbohn659).

The NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps | 250 miles) is the first of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2022 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs, Feb. 17 from 5:05 p.m. – 5:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Feb. 18 beginning at 3:00 p.m. The field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90.

Young's Motorsports PR

 Rowdy Energy, the enhanced hydration formula energy drink created by two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, announced today that Rowdy will sponsor up-and-coming west coast Micro Sprint dirt racer Ashton Torgerson of Medford, Oregon. The 15-year-old has also been added to the Rowdy Energy athlete roster for the 2022 season.

“Ashton is a great fit for Rowdy Energy! On the track he’s very fast, has won some races and is developing in his craft of dirt micro sprint racing,” Busch said. “As he travels up and down the west coast at a variety of different tracks, he’ll be a great ambassador for our brand and help us create awareness of our product as we continue to increase our portfolio of vendor partners up and down the west coast.”

Torgerson turned heads at the 37th Tulsa Shootout, winning three heat races during the largest and most prestigious Micro Sprint race in the world. The two-time Lonnie Kaiser Memorial Super 600 winner claimed the 2021 Dixon Speedway track championship. He was also a champion at Dixon Speedway in 2019 in the Restricted division.

The 2022 season for the No. 02 Rowdy Energy-sponsored Micro Sprint will see Ashton Torgerson competing for the Dixon Speedway and Stockton’s Delta Speedway championships. He will compete in major Micro Sprint events at all four California tracks and add major events at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. as well. He will compete in over 60 race days with both Wing and Non-Wing competition planned.

“It means a lot as a young driver to have the backing of a NASCAR Cup Series champion and to become a Rowdy Energy athlete,” Torgerson said. “I can’t wait to go racing and go for wins and championships with Kyle’s support!”

To learn more about Torgerson Racing, visit them at their website www.TorgersonRacing.com. Torgerson Racing is also available on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Torgerson Racing PR

The party is back in Atlanta Motor Speedway’s infield!

Starting with the March NASCAR weekend in Atlanta, the new Peach Pit will be the epicenter of fun on Saturday night of race weekend, kicking off a massive infield party shortly after the checkered flag falls on the day’s racing action.

“Our fans know that the fun is just getting started when the racing stops,” said AMS Executive Vice President and General Manager Brandon Hutchison. “The Peach Pit is going to bring that to a whole new level with a night full of live entertainment and good times in the heart of our infield.”

The main attraction of the Peach Pit will be the concert stage. There cover band Moby Dick will be performing live into the night with a mix of 80s pop, hair metal, and country hits.

In addition to Moby Dick’s concert, the Peach Pit will be packed with a myriad of fun games and activities from dueling mechanical bulls to cornhole and more. Special guests will stop by to enjoy the party as well - and the night will be capped off with a large fireworks display lighting up the night sky.

All fans who have a ticket to one of the weekend’s races or are camping at the speedway during the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 weekend will be welcomed into the party at the Peach Pit and enjoy all its activities for no additional charge.

The Peach Pit is part of a can’t-miss weekend of fun and entertainment during the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR weekend March 18-20. To get more information or purchase tickets to Atlanta Motor Speedway’s NASCAR weekends, visit AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com or call 877-9-AMS-TIX.

AMS PR

The ten dates for the 2022 ARCA Menards Series Sioux Chief Showdown have been announced, starting with the March 11 race at Phoenix Raceway and culminating with the finale at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 15.  

 

The Sioux Chief Showdown is a series within the overall ARCA Menards Series that allows drivers as young as 15 years of age to compete for a championship. The ten races are held on paved ovals one mile in length or under, road courses, and in 2022, a dirt track. 

 

The highlights: 

·         Two one-mile paved ovals are on the schedule, with the March stop at Phoenix joined by the August race at The Milwaukee Mile. 

·         Two road course races are included, with events in July at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and in August at Watkins Glen International. 

·         The DuQuoin State Fairgrounds returns to the Showdown schedule for the first time in three years. 

·         Short track races at Iowa Speedway, Berlin Raceway, Elko Speedway, and Lucas Oil Raceway join the finale at Bristol. 

·         The Phoenix race is a conjunction event with the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Series West; the races at Iowa, Milwaukee, and Bristol are conjunction races with the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Series East. The Bristol race will also serve as the championship event for the East series. 

 

FS1 will televise races at Watkins Glen and Bristol live, with the bulk of the schedule televised live flag-to-flag on MAVTV. The MAVTV races will be streamed live on FloRacing, while the races on FS1 will be streamed live on the FOX Sports app.  

 

The complete 2022 ARCA Menards Series Sioux Chief Showdown schedule: 

 

Date                      Track                                                                     Location 

March 11             Phoenix Raceway                                             Avondale, AZ 

June 11                 Iowa Speedway                                                 Newton, IA 

June 18                 Berlin Raceway                                                 Marne, MI 

June 25                 Elko Speedway                                                 Elko, MN 

July 8                     Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course                        Lexington, OH 

July 29                   Lucas Oil Raceway                                           Brownsburg, IN 

Aug. 19                 Watkins Glen International                          Watkins Glen, NY 

Aug. 28                 The Milwaukee Mile                                       West Allis, WI 

Sept. 4                  DuQuoin State Fairgrounds                          DuQuoin, IL 

Sept. 15                Bristol Motor Speedway                               Bristol, TN 

 

ARCA PR

The twin Cadillac DPi-V.R race cars that will take the green flag for the Rolex 24 At Daytona this weekend have deep ties to the innovation, performance and design of the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V and CT4-V Blackwings.
 
The livery of the No. 01 Cadillac V-Performance Academy DPi-V.R is also connected to an exciting exclusive program from Cadillac.
 
Cadillac is offering complimentary enrollment in the V-Performance Academy with the purchase of every 2022 and newer CT5-V and CT4-V Blackwing, which were developed to be track-capable straight from the factory. Featuring a hand-built 6.2-liter supercharged V8 delivering 668 horsepower paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, the CT5-V Blackwing is refinement rooted in performance.
 
“The two-day Cadillac V-Performance Academy at Spring Mountain Motor Resort in Nevada is designed to help V-Series owners master their vehicle’s power and capabilities, expand their driving skillset and enjoy an exciting time on a demanding race course under the tutelage of experienced instructors,” said Rory Harvey, Cadillac Global Vice President.
 
“When developing the V-Series Blackwings, we looked to our championship-winning racing heritage to find the right mix of performance and driver engagement complemented by sophisticated luxury.”
 
The V-Performance Academy program is part of the next-level Cadillac ownership experience and includes accommodations at Spring Mountain Motor Resort in addition to classroom and on-track training.
 
The No. 02 Cadillac Accessories DPi-V.R’s livery draws attention to the luxury brand’s complete portfolio of genuine Cadillac Accessories – from premium all-weather floor liners to brake system upgrade kits to unique wheel options.
 
Each piece is designed, developed and manufactured to enhance the appearance, performance and capability of Cadillac vehicles.
 
Learn more about the V-Series, the Cadillac V-Performance Academy and Cadillac Accessories at www.cadillac.com.
 
Both Cadillac DPi-V.R race cars will be campaigned by Chip Ganassi Racing during the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season on a variety of challenging road courses and street circuits. Cadillac will be seeking its fifth overall victory in the 60th edition of the Rolex 24 At Daytona since the DPi class was formed in 2017.
 
Cadillac is the reigning IMSA DPi Manufacturer Champion, while Action Express Racing claimed the 2021 IMS DPi Team and Driver Championship (Pipo Derani, Felipe Nasr in the No. 31 Whelden Engineering Racing) in a Cadillac DPi-V.R.
 
Team Chevy PR

 

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