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MONTE DUTTON - PHOENIX REMINDS ME OF ADVENTURE

 

While watching the NASCAR race at the Desert Mile on the western edge of the Valley of the Sun on TV, I started thinking about my many visits there.

Phoenix, or Avondale, or ISM Raceway (whatever that means) is, in other words, Hell on Wheels. Thank goodness NASCAR doesn’t hold a race there in the summer.

Over the years, when someone mentions a toasty Southern venue, I’ve developed a habit of saying “but it’s a wet heat” in response to all the times I’ve been told “it’s a dry heat” out west.

Among the lessons I learned in two decades of Phoenix visits:

CP MOTORSPORTS - NASCAR, 704GAMES AND RACE TEAM ALLIANCE ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL ENASCAR HEAT PRO LEAGUE DRAFT

 NASCAR, 704Games and the Race Team Alliance announced today the first-ever  eNASCAR  Heat Pro League Draft will take place at ISM Raceway on March 10 at 8:45 a.m. MST. The inaugural draft will be conducted in Gatorade Victory Lane inside the newly designed INfield at ISM Raceway.
 
“This year more than ever, there is increased energy and industry collaboration around our esports initiatives,” said Craig Neeb, executive vice president, innovation and development, NASCAR. “Since announcing the eNASCAR  Heat Pro League, new and existing fans competed on their gaming consoles for a potential seat in our Pro League and engaged with NASCAR Heat at a higher rate than ever before. We’re excited  for  what the future holds in this emerging space.”

CP MOTORSPORTS - E3 RETURNS AS POLE AWARD SPONSOR OF THE 2019 NASCAR® K&N PRO SERIES AND NASCAR PINTY’S SERIES

E3, manufacturer of a full line of E3 DiamondFIRE racing products, announces that the company will return as Pole Award sponsor this year for all 13 NASCAR® Pinty’s Series (NPS) races and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. NPS is the premier motorsports division in Canada with events held at a variety of road courses and oval tracks in the country in addition to one event in the United States.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West kicks off its first event of the season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway dirt track on Thursday, February 28 with the Star Nursery 100. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East kicked off at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway on February 10 as headliner of the track’s 53rd running of its week-long World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, just south of Daytona. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series serves as the top step in NASCAR’s development ladder that allows drivers to progress to one of NASCAR’s three national series.

MONTE DUTTON – NOW THE FIGHTS ARE ON TWITTER

The Daytona 500! It’s the last race with the old rules!

Next up? Atlanta. It’s the first race with the new rules!

On to Las Vegas. It’s the first race with even newer rules!

CP MOTORSPORTS - DOMINIC SCELZI POSTS FIRST PODIUM OF THE SEASON DURING DEBUT WITH ROTH MOTORSPORTS

Dominic Scelzi captured his first podium finish of the season in only his second race of 2019 last Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway.
Scelzi had a stout debut in a Roth Motorsports entry, improving every time he hit the track before scoring a third-place run in the main event to cap the night.

"We gained on it a lot," he said. "That makes me feel good. I know we have a heck of a race car and I see a lot of potential for it. Thanks to Dennis and Teresa Roth for the opportunity as well as Todd Ventura, Jeff, Brandon and Scotty for their hard work."

CP MOTORSPORTS - TICKETS OFFICIALLY ON SALE NOW FOR DARLINGTON RACEWAY'S 2019 NASCAR EVENTS!


Credit: Harrelson Photography

Grandstand tickets, race weekend experiences (hospitality, pre-race pit passes and other enhancements) and camping for Darlington Raceway’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 and NASCAR XFINITY Series  Sport  Clips Haircuts VFW 200 on Aug. 31-Sept. 1, are now officially on sale to the general public.
 
Tickets can be purchased by calling 866-459-7223, visiting www.DarlingtonRaceway.com or by going through the track’s mobile app. Fans may visit the Darlington Raceway ticket office during normal business hours – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

ATLANTA WIN IS THE BEST MEDICINE FOR KESELOWSKI

 

Brad Keselowski nursed flu-like symptoms throughout Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, a stroke of good fortune and a a fast car gave Keselowski the best medicine: his first win of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

One day after having Austin Cindric fill in for him during practice, Keselowski went the distance in successful fashion. He battled for the lead with Team Penske teammate Joey Logano as the race wound down, but a loose wheel forced Logano – the defending series champion – to pit road and knocked him out of contention. Martin Truex Jr., the 2017 champion, made a spirited charge over the final four laps to nearly steal the victory away from Keselowski.

CP MOTORSPORTS - IT IS OFFICIAL! DALE EARNHARDT JR. TO COMPETE IN DARLINGTON'S NXS SPORT CLIPS HAIRCUTS VFW 200 RACE

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has announced that he will compete in Darlington Raceway’s NASCAR XFINITY Series  Sport  Clips Haircuts VFW 200 race, scheduled for Saturday, August 31 (4 p.m. live on NBC and MRN), at the track Too Tough To Tame.
 
“There are many things I love about Darlington that contributed to my decision to run there this year, but the main reason is the track surface,” Earnhardt Jr. said. “I love races where you have to be smart and manage your tires. Darlington is slick, and it wears out tires. It’s one of the few stops on the circuit that provides that challenge.”
 

CP MOTORSPORTS -MAHLE MOTORSPORT SUPPORTS CIRCLE TRACK CHAMPIONS WITH POWERPAK PISTON KIT FOR WISSOTA B-MOD CONCEPT ENGINES

 

MAHLE Motorsport now offers a PowerPak Piston Kit for Wissota concept engines for both small block Chevy and small block Ford.  Featuring MAHLE Motorsport’s lightweight yet strong, low drag slipper skirt forging, dual coatings and precision ring grooves for maximum sealing and power, this new PowerPak is approved for Wissota Auto Racing and Wissota Late Models known for 347 - 360 cubic inch engines generating 500+ HP.

BUSCH GRILLS THE FIELD IN ULTIMATE TAILGATING 200

 

Kyle Busch’s reign as the ultimate NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series competitor reached a new level on Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

After leading a race-high 92 of 130 laps in Saturday’s Ultimate Tailgating 200, Busch recorded his record 52nd career Truck Series victory in dominant fashion. The owner of his eponymous team, Busch beat Johnny Sauter by .932 seconds following a five-lap dash to the finish.

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