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CP MOTORSPORTS - ​TRUEX JR. POCKETS POLE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

 


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After initially qualifying second for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. was later informed that he won the pole due to Kyle Larson’s car failing post-qualifying inspection.  
 
It was the first pole of the season for Truex, who had qualified second five times. It was also his 13th career pole. 

CP MOTORSPORTS - ​ DARLINGTON RACEWAY TO HOST GOODYEAR TIRE TEST ON JULY 18

 

Fans who want to experience the sights and sounds of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series roaring around Darlington Raceway before the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend might want to pay a visit to the famed South Carolina track on Tuesday, July 18.
 
On that day, Darlington Raceway is hosting a Goodyear tire test session from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The test is free and open to the public, giving fans the opportunity to see NASCAR’s stars race around the high banks of the track Too Tough To Tame.

BLANEY JOINS WALL OF WINNERS AT WOOD BROTHERS MUSEUM

Ryan Blaney was recently added to the Wall of Winners at the Wood Brothers Museum in Stuart, Va. When that happened, he tweeted that he's wanted to be on that wall since he first saw it in 2015. This video takes us back to that moment in 2015.

CP MOTORSPORTS - ​ RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY ANNOUNCES NEW BRAND IDENTITY AS RICHMOND RACEWAY

 

Richmond International Raceway officially rebrands as Richmond Raceway (Richmond) reflecting a bold brand identity to forge a greater connection to the local roots of racing in RVA and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The new brand logo unites the past and present to showcase the vibrant future of the sport at Richmond Raceway.

The new Richmond Raceway brand identity has a simplified color palette of red and black. Pantone® Black represents the track’s iconic Richmond night racing experience. Red (Pantone® 185C) signifies the red stripes that are part of the past and present of the track walls and logo. The double RR’s in the logo are inspired by the organization’s Richmond International Raceway logo introduced in 1988 designed by Sam Bass, who is NASCAR’s first officially licensed artist. Bass is a Hopewell, V.A. native and Virginia Commonwealth University graduate. 

Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois has launched a major capital improvement project designed to improve the  race day  experience for fans and provide an enhanced competition environment for race teams. This is the third phase of a plan implemented in 2012 to completely update and upgrade the venue. The primary focus of this phase is to replace the track's 20-year-old asphalt and dramatically improve GMP's parking capacity.

 

CP MOTORSPORTS - ​ GATEWAY TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDING REPAVE

Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois has launched a major capital improvement project designed to improve the  race day  experience for fans and provide an enhanced competition environment for race teams. This is the third phase of a plan implemented in 2012 to completely update and upgrade the venue. The primary focus of this phase is to replace the track's 20-year-old asphalt and dramatically improve GMP's parking capacity.

 

CP MOTORSPORTS - WIX® FILTERS WILL HAVE PRIMARY SPONSORSHIP ON MARTIN TRUEX JR.’S NO. 78 TOYOTA IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

WIX® Filters, celebrating 50 years in motorsports, will carry the primary paint scheme on Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 78 Toyota in this weekend’s Overton’s 301 NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

A leading global manufacturer of filtration products, WIX Filters joined Furniture Row Racing this season as a key technical partner. In addition to the primary sponsorship in New Hampshire, WIX Filters has a season-long associate sponsorship role with Furniture Row’s two-car team of Truex in the No. 78 Toyota and Erik Jones in the No. 77 Toyota.

MONTE DUTTON: WHAT WE HALFWAY KNOW

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s surprise victory in the Coke Zero 400 – an even bigger surprise is that it was his second win of the season – occurred in the 17th race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. It seems natural that the halfway point of the season would be in Daytona Beach, Fla., but it isn’t.

It’s at Kentucky Speedway, nestled near both the Ohio River and Ohio, between Louisville of Kentucky and Cincinnati of Ohio. Give it a month, and it’ll be a trick trivia question.

MONTE DUTTON: FROM A FOX TO A PEACOCK

After the end of the NASCAR Monster Cup road race in Sonoma, Calif., Fox reporter Matt Yocum asked Dale Earnhardt Jr. a general question about his entire career. It took Earnhardt by surprise. He had undoubtedly been expecting a question related to his sixth-place finish in the Toyota/Save Mart 350.

Junior was almost speechless for a few moments, but then he came up with something of an extemporaneous retrospective. The highlight was when Earnhardt said, “Long after your career is over, some of your accomplishments are forgotten, but who you are never gets forgotten.”

MONTE DUTTON - – HOW THE ROAD GOT MORE FRIENDLY

Up this hill and down / And up this hill again / It’s a mighty, mighty long road / What ain’t got no end.

It makes no sense that a stock car race, at a track surrounded by vineyards, located across a huge bay named for San Francisco on the other end, would evoke in me the lyrics of an ancient country song. It was written by Richard D. Staedter back in God knows when. I expect I first heard it sung by the Wilburn Brothers, Teddy and Doyle. Staedter also wrote another hit of theirs, “It’s Another World.”

Faron Young sang “Wine Me Up,” but I don’t think he and Billy Deaton wrote it with Wine Country in mind.

TRUEX JR. SWITCHES GEARS, THROWS OUT FIRST PITCH AT ROCKIES GAME

Furniture Row Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. was a big hit with the Colorado Rockies players before throwing out the first pitch Thursday prior to the Rockies/Arizona Diamondbacks game.

A number of Rockies players came up to Truex to talk racing, including Rockies manager Bud Black.

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