Friday, August 29, 2014

LEGENDS CLUB INDUCTEES


RICHARD CHILDRESS, DALE JARRETT AND BRETT BODINE HEADLINE LEGENDS CLUB AT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY

Childress, Jarrett and Bodine Will be Inducted Throughout Triple-Header Weekend, Sept. 12 - 14

Joliet, Ill. – August 29, 2014 – Chicagoland Speedway today announced Richard Childress, Dale Jarrett and Brett Bodine will be inducted in the Legends Club this September as part of a triple-header weekend to kick off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Featuring some of the most storied figures, families and personalities in the sport, The Legends Club offers an intimate setting with an all-inclusive package of beer and wine, plus two meals per day. The Club made its debut this past July as Elmhurst, Ill. native Fred Lorenzen was inducted. The “Golden Boy,” who remains the only NASCAR driver to win 20 races in their first 100 starts, was also one of five new members inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame this past May.

Dale Jarrett, a 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee, will be inducted on Friday. Jarrett certainly has the legendary bloodlines, and is one half of just the third father-son duo to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He and his father, Ned, join Bill France Sr. and Bill France Jr., as well as Lee and Richard Petty. Jarrett ranks 21st all-time with 32 Sprint Cup Series wins, with several coming in NASCAR’s biggest races. In addition to three Daytona 500 victories, Jarrett also won twice at the Brickyard and once in the Coca-Cola 600.

Sunday’s inductions honor Richard Childress and Brett Bodine.

Childress, owner and 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee, who retired from racing in 1981 to focus on ownership of Richard Childress Racing, ranks second all-time with 11 NASCAR series championships. He was also the first owner to capture titles in all three of NASCAR’s touring series. Much of his success is linked with seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt, who won six championships and 67 races during his tenure with RCR.

Bodine will treat fans to a unique perspective as someone who has both led the field and now paces it. As the Director of Competition, Research and Development for NASCAR, Bodine not only drives the pace car for Sprint Cup events after a 15-year career on the track, but also helps to institute cost-cutting measures for teams and assisted with the development of the new Gen-6 car. Much like Jarrett, Bodine comes from a family of racers, as he and brothers Geoff and Todd have competed and succeeded on NASCAR’s highest levels.

Saturday will feature a special appearance by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie driver, and Illinois native, Justin Allgaier. The 28-year-old has had success at Chicagoland Speedway winning here during the NASCAR Nationwide Series race in 2011. Allgaier will speak with fans about the influence some of NASCAR’s legends have had on him including fellow Illinois native and 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Fred Lorenzen.

Featuring appearances from renowned drivers and personalities, and themed with items from NASCAR’s rich tradition, the Legends Club offers an intimate setting with an all-inclusive package of beer and wine, plus two meals per day. Don’t wait to purchase your tickets, as the Legends Club is already sold out for Sunday’s MyAFibStory.com 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race with Richard Childress and Brett Bodine. Admission starts at $250.00 for the Lucas Oil 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race with Justin Allgaier and $395.00 for the Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race with Dale Jarrett.

Advance Tickets for MyAFibStory.com 400 start at just $55 with kids 12 and under receiving $25 off adult ticket prices in each section.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.ChicagolandSpeedway.com, by calling 888-629-RACE, through the Chicagoland Speedway mobile app,  or by visiting the Chicagoland Speedway Administrative office Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Statement from Steve O’Donnell,

Statement from Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR Executive Vice President
And Chief Racing Development Officer
 
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 28, 2014)“Tony Stewart has received all necessary clearances required to return to all racing activities, and therefore is eligible to compete this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. NASCAR has remained in constant contact with his race team, and we will stay very close to this situation as Stewart returns to competition.”

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Statement from Harry Scott Jr. Regarding Turner Scott Motorsports

Statement from Harry Scott Jr. Regarding Turner Scott Motorsports
"Turner Scott Motorsports remains in operation and will compete in this weekend's NASCAR events. TSM's NASCAR Nationwide Series race teams represented by the No. 42 driven by Kyle Larson and the No. 31 driven by Dylan Kwasniewski will complete this weekend as scheduled at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
 
"The No. 31 driven by Ben Kennedy and the No. 32 driven by Cameron Hayley in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will compete as scheduled at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this coming Sunday.
 
"My investment company, a co-owner of TSM, will continue to do all that it can to keep the team moving forward with or without our business partner Steve Turner. To all TSM employees, sponsors, partners and fans I pledge we will continue to do what we can to keep the teams racing hard each and every week of the season."

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Eldora Announces 2015 Date Mud Summer Classic

Eldora Announces 2015 Date for 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic
Marquee NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Event Remains One-Of-A-Kind
As Only Dirt Race on NASCAR National Series Schedules

ROSSBURG, Ohio (Aug. 26, 2014) — The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to Eldora Speedway in 2015. Officials from Eldora and NASCAR announced that Wednesday, July 22 will be the third annual 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic at the legendary high-banked, half-mile dirt oval in rural Ohio.
Eldora maintains its position as the only dirt track on any of the 2015 NASCAR National Series calendars. Pricing for tickets and campsites will remain consistent with previous years and the Speedway’s concessions will again offer the best value in professional sports, which includes $1 Coca-Cola products and $2 beer.
The announcement, which coincided with the release of the 2015 schedules for all three of the NASCAR National Series – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series –was broadcast live on FOX Sports 1’s NASCAR RaceHub and NBC Sports Network’s NASCAR America.
With confirmation of 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic, scheduling of Eldora’s traditional Major Events is now complete:
·     Thursday-Friday-Saturday, June 4-5-6:             $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream® (21st annual)
·     Friday and Saturday, July 17-18:                           $50,000-to-win Kings Royal® Weekend (32nd annual)
·     Wednesday, July 22:                                                 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic (third annual)
·     Thursday-Friday-Saturday, Sept. 10-12:                        World 100® Weekend (45th annual)
·     Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26:                        Four Crown Nationals® (34th annual)
Renewal notices for guests with advance tickets and campsites will be sent by both e-mail and regular mail in October with instructions on how to complete their transaction before the deadline. Fans renewing their tickets and campsites for 2015 will again be offered the opportunity to participate in the exclusive “Add & Exchange Days” which allow loyal customers the ability to add or upgrade to seats not renewed by deadline. As is tradition, the public sale date for all 2015 Major Events will be the first Saturday in December (Dec. 6) at 10 a.m. ET. At that time, guests may purchase tickets via www.EldoraSpeedway.com by calling the ticket hotline at (937) 338-3815 or by visiting the Speedway Box Office.