Cup / Xfinity / Truck Press Releases

Toyota: Martin Truex Jr. Fast Facts and Toyota Executive Quotes

TOYOTA QUOTES

MARTIN TRUEX JR, No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota Camry, Furniture Row Racing

Finishing Position: 1st

How much of this season was for your girlfriend Sherry Pollex?

“A lot of it was for her. A lot of it was for me. A lot of it was for this team – just, I don’t even know what to say. We just never gave up all day long. We didn’t have the best car. I don’t know how we won that thing. Never give up. Dig deep. I told my guys we were going to dig dipper than we ever have today and 20 to go I thought I was done – they were all better than me on the long run all day long.

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 8:59 PM, 11.19.2017

Toyota Notes and Quotes from Homestead 11.19.2017

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 19, 2017)  Toyota won the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) manufacturer’s championship with a victory by Camry driver Martin Truex Jr. at Homestead-Miami Speedway to claim its second-consecutive Cup manufacturer’s title Sunday.

After winning its first Cup manufacturer’s title in 2016, Toyota won the 2017 championship on the strength of 16 victories this season, punctuated by the performance of Truex, who won the 2017 driver’s championship.

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 8:16 PM, 11.19.2017

CHEVY MENCS AT HOMESTEAD: Post Race Notes and Quotes

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CREDIT ONE BANK/DC SOLAR CHEVROLET SS – Finished

DESCRIBE THE LAST FEW LAPS AND RACING A COUPLE OF CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDERS AND HOW YOU APPROACHED THE LAST FEW LAPS: 
“Yeah, we had a great Credit One Bank Chevy today.  Throughout the first half especially.  It seemed like the 18 and them guys were probably a little bit faster than me the first, I don’t know 15 laps a run and then I was really, really good.  I was definitely better than them in front of me, but I was just stuck in their dirty air a little bit. 

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 8:12 PM, 11.19.2017

Ford Performance Homestead Quotes

BRAD KESELOWSKI -- No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion (Finished 7th/4th in Championship) -- “We ran as hard as we could and put it all out there and just basically didn’t have enough speed.  On the mile-and-a-halves we weren’t as good as the 78 and 18 and those guys.  This last race coming down to a mile-and-a-half didn’t particularly bode well for us, but my team ran as hard as they could run.  They made some great calls - Paul Wolfe and everybody and put ourselves in position every chance we could to make the most out of the opportunities that existed without just being lightning fast, but it wasn’t there.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 8:05 PM, 11.19.2017

Ford Performance NASCAR: Cole Custer Race-Winning Press Conference

COLE CUSTER:  We just had an extremely good car the whole weekend really.  I mean, we came down here and tested a couple months ago, and really the second that we hit the track, we knew we were going to be really good the whole time.  Really this whole year we've had so much speed, it's just what can happen during the race or how the track is going to change or just what's going to go wrong.  I think we really did a good job this weekend trying to get our car to race good and trying to just ‑‑ comfortable to drive and move around a little bit, so I think that's the biggest thing that we tried to do, and obviously our car was unbelievable and can't thank everybody enough, and I think it's a perfect way to end the season.

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 10:55 PM, 11.18.2017

Chevrolet Camaro Carries William Byron to Championship Victory

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 18, 2017) – William Byron, driver of the No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet Camaro, claimed the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) championship with a third-place finish in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His title, the first for Byron and second in the past four seasons for JR Motorsport co-owners Kelley Earnhardt Miller and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., marks Chevrolet’s 19th Driver’s Championship since the inception of the series in 1982.

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 10:50 PM, 11.18.2017

Ford Performance NASCAR: Custer Wins First Race While Hornish Delivers Owner's Title to Team Penske Inbox x

SAM HORNISH JR. -- No. 22 REV/Fleetwood Ford Mustang -- “Great day. It didn’t look really good after the first stint. I didn’t have any brakes left. Not sure what happened. We’ve been having a little bit of a brake issue. I may have rode them too hard trying to get the car to do what  I wanted it to do. The Ford Mustang came to life after we were able to make some changes on it on the first stop. I basically didn’t use any brakes on the last 155 laps. It was great that we didn’t have a bunch of restarts. I felt that if we did we might have had to makes some adjustment to run with Cole. Congratulations on Cole (Custer) in winning his first race and William (Byron) for winning the championship. (They) brought me down here to take care of the car and make sure we got our goal accomplished and I felt that we did a good job doing that. As a racecar driver you always want a little more. You want to win the race. Just really happy. Looking forward in getting home tomorrow to see my wife and kids. I just want to thank everyone at Penske for putting me in this car. Thanks to Roger, Tim Cindric and the guys for giving me this opportunity.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 10:33 PM, 11.18.2017

Toyota NXS Homestead Post-Race Recap - 11.18.17

TOYOTA QUOTES

RYAN PREECE, No. 18 Safelite AutoGlass Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 5th

We saw words exchanged between  you and Elliott Sadler, what’s your side of the story?

“I mean, really I got hired to race this race for the owner championship. We weren’t anywhere near the 22 (Sam Hornish Jr.), but we were racing the 9 (William Byron)

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 10:28 PM, 11.18.2017

Ford Performance NASCAR: Phoenix 2 Cup Post Race

BRAD KESELOWSKI -- No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion -- “We overcame a lot of obstacles and jumped a lot of hurdles today. I am glad I don’t have to relive this day, that is for sure. I am just looking forward to going to Homestead. This feels a little bit like Christmas. Sometimes you need a little luck on your side. Today we had that. It wasn’t by any means where we wanted to run. We wanted to run up front and have a shot for the win. That wasn’t in the cards. We tried to run the smartest race we could and survive and it ended up paying off in the end.”  

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 10:02 PM, 11.12.2017

Toyota MENCS Phoenix Post-Race Recap 11.12.2017

MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Circle K Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 1st

What are the emotions you’re feeling after winning this race?

“I don’t know what to say except thank the Lord. It’s been an amazing journey and I know I’m a big baby right now. Just have one race left and everybody dreams about going out a winner. We won today and nobody can take that away from us. That was a heck of a battle with Chase (Elliott) there. I have to thank Circle K, Toyota, DeWalt and all our partners. Thanks to JGR, it’s been a great five years. It’s been quite the journey in this 20.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 9:57 PM, 11.12.2017

CHEVY MENCS AT PHOENIX TWO: Post Race Notes and Quotes

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 HOOTERS CHEVROLET SS – Finished 2nd

THIS SECOND PLACE FINISH HAS GOT TO HURT A LITTLE BIT MORE

‘Yeah, for sure. We were so close to having another shot next week. But man, I can’t say enough for our team and our Hooter’s Chevrolet this weekend. We fought really hard today and gave ourselves a chance. Our car was really fast on those short runs after a caution and after pit cycles on tires. It fired off really good and we did pretty good on the short run all day and got really tight as the run went long. And once the rubber laid back down I was just hanging on and hop I could get to traffic before I started going away. It’s just such a bummer. I was telling my guys we’ll get it right someday, or I’ll get it right someday. We’ve had so many good opportunities and at some point, we’ve just got to close.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 9:52 PM, 11.12.2017

Toyota NCWTS Phoenix Post-Race Recap - 11.10.17

CHRISTOPHER BELL, No. 4 Toyota Tundra, Kyle Busch Motorsports

Finishing Position: 8th

Can you take us through the side-by-side racing with Noah Gragson?

“It was really intense and we were both doing everything we could to go for the win. It’s a big advantage to be on the outside because you have all the side force and whenever you crowd him like that you take all the air off the side of his truck. I knew that I was playing with fire there and that there was a good possibility that I was going to get us both in trouble. He (Noah Gragson) was doing a really good job down there of hanging onto it and keeping it up – we were just racing really hard and it didn’t work out.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 12:42 AM, 11.11.2017

Ford Performance NASCAR: Blaney Wins the Pole at Phoenix

RICKY STENHOUSE JR. – No. 17 Robert Yates Tribute Ford Fusion – HOW WAS IT WITH THE SUN?  “It was typical.  It was difficult.  Right there I locked up the left-front pretty hard the first time out and it flat-spotted it, so we went back in the pits and kind of went back out there just to try and get a little bit better lap to get a better pit stall, knowing that we’re gonna have to change our tires anyway and have to start at the back.  It was a bummer.  I wanted our Yates Tribute car to start closer to the front, but we’re gonna have to pass a lot of cars during the race.  This was a good race for us in the spring and I feel like from practice today I had an OK car.  We’ll see how it goes tomorrow and hope to pass a lot of cars come Sunday.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 9:41 PM, 11.10.2017

Toyota Racing Post-Qualifying Quotes Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Phoenix Raceway – November 10, 2017

DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Starting Position: 2nd

How was your lap?

“It was just short of great. It was close – second week in a row second, but we're knocking on the door. We're fast. We're doing everything we need to do to put pressure on the other guys and try to get a win. Our car is obviously fast enough, just got to tune it in tomorrow and get this thing going for 500K or something like that.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 9:40 PM, 11.10.2017

Ford Performance NASCAR: Harvick Wins Texas

RYAN BLANEY, No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion – HOW AGGRESSIVE DO YOU NEED TO BE NEXT WEEK AT PHOENIX?  “Obviously, we need to be really aggressive.  We need to go try and win the race.  That’s really the only thing we can do, so I’m proud of the effort by the team today.  We didn’t start off very good and we got really good towards the middle and had one run where I was super-loose towards the end.  I gave up like five spots.  I got real loose and that was unfortunate, but we got our car a little bit better at the end.  We kind of restarted eighth and ran sixth.  Thanks to the effort by the Wood Brothers  group and hopefully we’ll have a good Phoenix.”  YOU GOT SOME STAGE POINTS TODAY.  “I was happy with not being great the first stage and running eighth there and then getting better and finishing third in the second one.  We had our car better and that effort was pretty good.”  ONE SPOT AVAILABLE AT PHOENIX.  “You pretty much have to go and win the race.  That’s all we can do.  It’s gonna be hard to point your way in because everyone is running pretty good.  We’ll just try to win Phoenix and do the best we can.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 9:53 PM, 11.05.2017

Toyota MENCS Texas Post-Qualifying Recap - 11.3.17

DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Starting Position: 2nd

You laid down a lap of 200.617 miles per hour. Incredible lap out there. Did you think that was good enough to get the pole when you laid that down, or did you think that may not hold?

"I thought it would definitely have a chance. We improved with our time each round, and we were top five each round, as well. So I definitely thought once I ran it, it was going to be very close. Some of the guys that were up front, we dodged those bullets early in the third round, but the 41 (Kurt Busch) was the last one that I knew could give us trouble, and they got us right there off of Turn 4."

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 11:01 PM, 11.03.2017

Dale Jr Press Conference Transcript

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES - FORD ECOBOOST 400 - HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY - TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT - NOVEMBER 17, 2017
DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Homestead-Miami Speedway and discussed competing in his final race as a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver, his emotions going into his final race, the group of people he will have around him and many other topics. Full transcript courtesy Chevrolet:

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 12:50 PM, 11.17.2017

Almirola to Race the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Fusion Beginning in 2018

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Nov. 8, 2017) – Stewart-Haas Racing has signed Aric Almirola to join its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup in 2018. The 33-year-old from Tampa, Florida, will drive the team's No. 10 Smithfield Ford Fusion. Almirola has won races in each of NASCAR's top-three national touring series and is currently in his sixth full season in the premier NASCAR Cup Series. Almirola has one NASCAR Cup Series victory, three NASCAR Xfinity Series wins and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series triumphs.

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Volume 2017, Issue 11, Posted 6:47 PM, 11.08.2017

Post-Race Driver Quotes After Martinsville's First Data 500

FORD: RYAN BLANEY – No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion – “I felt the first half of our day was pretty good.  We lost a lot of handle the second half after the second stage and really were struggling.  On short runs I thought we were OK for 20 laps or so, but the last handful of restarts were just pandemonium.  It was pretty ridiculous with everyone wrecking each other and running into each other.  I thought we were gonna make it through the last one, but we just kind of got caught up off of four in all that stuff.  At least we salvaged a decent day.  Honestly, a lot of cars got torn up, but we’ll go on to Texas and see what we have.”  WHAT DID YOU SEE ON THE LAST RESTART? “I have no idea.  I just knew I was in a wreck too.  We just kind of got caught up in three and four.  That’s the thing, we would have finished third or fourth and got sandwiched there, but it was chaos.  I haven’t seen that in a long time.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 10, Posted 11:18 PM, 10.29.2017

Ford Performance NASCAR CWTS Martinsville Quotes

AUSTIN CINDRIC – No. 19 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford F-150 – “It’s solid.  We move up one spot in the championship standings.  We need one more and we’re gonna go to Homestead, so I think it’s that simple.  We have to keep having races like this.  I think we got the most out of it today.  I don’t think we had the best speed in the race.  I was glad we were able to qualify well.  We had a really good recovery thanks to great pit stops by the boys and a good call on the box by Doug to make a few tire-pressure adjustments to get us up there.  I’m happy with it.  It’s the first time we’ve gone to Martinsville and not gotten dumped and been frustrated and sad.  We have a pretty clean truck all things considered and we’ll move on and live to fight at Texas.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 10, Posted 3:27 PM, 10.28.2017

Toyota MENCS Kansas Post-Race Recap - 10.22.17

TOYOTA QUOTES

MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota Camry, Furniture Row Racing

Finishing Position: 1st

How were you able to win this race?

“Just couldn’t believe some of the things that were happening and thought there was no way that we were going to win that race at some point. That first restart violation really caught me by surprise and that hurt, but that wasn’t the last blow we had to take. There was the loose wheel we had to pit for under green and getting a lap down and being able to stay out through that last stage and get that lap back was crucial, without that, we didn’t have a shot. Then we got back mid-pack and had a couple really good restarts to get some track position and then really fought the car through that part of the race and had to make some big adjustments and I felt like at the end we got dialed in pretty good. I’m pretty happy with that.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 10, Posted 9:25 PM, 10.22.2017

Ford Performance NASCAR: Kansas 2

KEVIN HARVICK – No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Fusion – BIG PICTURE, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED TO MOVE ON THE NEXT ROUND: “Yeah. That’s definitely a good thing. As you look at the result of the day you want to have a chance to win. We had a car capable of winning. Just got stuck in a box and the box kept on getting smaller and smaller. The caution came out with the 47 and that put us and the 18 in a bad spot. That was it.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 10, Posted 9:21 PM, 10.22.2017

CHEVY MENCS AT KANSAS TWO: Post Race Notes and Quotes

POST RACE NOTES AND QUOTES:

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 NAPA CHEVROLET SS – Finished 4th

DESCRIBE THE AFTERNOON RACING HERE AT KANSAS: 
“It was a wild day for sure.  We fought our balance all weekend.  I know the result wasn’t terrible, but definitely feel like we could have been a lot better this weekend and just the way things worked out for us.  But, our car got better as the day went along, we just didn’t have the balance on a very long run to go up and pass guys like you need to have.  So, we will go to work and get this side of things ready for Texas.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 10, Posted 9:16 PM, 10.22.2017

Ford Performance NASCAR; Kansas 2 Cup Qualifying

KEVIN HARVICK (No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Fusion) -- Qualified 2nd

A GOOD ROUND 3 FOR YOU: “For the most part is was three sketchy laps. The first time out it was really loose and tight on one end. It was really windy on one end. It was hard to keep up with the car but I did a good job adapting to the first run. I got through 1 and 2 okay and as I got into 3 the front end washed out and then the back stepped out and got up a lane. Still a good run considering what was on the line for pit stall selection.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 10, Posted 9:03 PM, 10.20.2017

Ford Performance NASCAR: Keselowski Advances with Talladega Win (POST-RACE QUOTES)

RICKY STENHOUSE JR. – No. 17 Sunny D Ford Fusion – “I really haven’t seen the replay, I was just running up the bottom there and the 38 ended up right in front of us. It was a bummer. We were working on getting our track position back. We felt good in the first run and got hung out there at the end of the second stage and were just working on our track position. I felt like we had a really fast Sunny D Ford to contend for a win and put on a show for all these fans that came out. Bummer we don’t get to do it but we will go on to Kansas next week and have some fun.” HOW DO YOU APPROACH KANSAS NEXT WEEKEND? “We’re going to go out and have some fun. We got points in the first stage (today) like we wanted. We were in position at the end of the second stage to get points as well and it just didn’t work out.  Then I felt like we were in a position we could work our way to the front right there and pass a few cars and be in contention for a win.  It just wasn’t our day.”.  HOW DID THAT UNFOLD? “We were running up the bottom and all of a sudden the 38 came down.  I saw some stuff going on at the top and kind of right in front of me, but the 38 ended up parked right in front of us.  I felt like we had a really good run coming up the bottom with the 48, trying to get some of our track position back that we had lost at the end of the second stage. Our Sunny D Ford was fast again. It felt like we had a car that was capable of getting up there and contending for the win, led some laps and it was a bummer we didn’t get into Victory Lane, but we’ll go onto Kansas next week and have some fun.  Hopefully, one of the Fords left can get into Victory Lane for Doug and everybody at Roush Yates Engines after Robert passed this past week.  Hopefully, one of them will get it done for us and we’ll go on to Kansas and have some fun

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Volume 2017, Issue 10, Posted 11:49 PM, 10.15.2017

Ford Performance NASCAR: Team Penske Winner's Press Conference

PAUL WOLFE:  FORD SWEPT THE RESTRICTOR PLATE RACES THIS YEAR.  WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?  “Well, to your point there, Ford sweeping the speedway races, hats off to Doug and all the guys at Roush Yates.  They continue to work hard and bring us great power, and these Fords aerodynamically are great on these speedway races.  Individually all the different teams are able to get a lot of speed out of these things.  Hats off to our guys back at Team Penske for continuing to push on the speedway program and getting more because as we've been so good, you need to continue to find more as you move forward, and qualifying I think showed that we've been able to keep up with the progress that other teams have made with having our cars up towards the front in qualifying.  The 22 was obviously very strong qualifying, and we were sixth. Just a lot of effort on these speedway programs, and we're trying to capitalize when we can.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 10, Posted 11:45 PM, 10.15.2017

Toyota Talladega Notes and Quotes, 10.15.20147

DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 6th

Are you kicking yourself a little bit here at the end?

“I maybe should’ve pushed the 31 (Ryan Newman) a little bit longer. I tried to pass him in a different spot, yeah just a flick shy of clearing him there and I knew if I could clear him then the runs were going to be very small because there were very few cars out there. I did what I wanted to do. I pushed him out there to the lead, stay attached and then make a move, but I just didn’t do a very good job there those last two laps.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 10, Posted 11:41 PM, 10.15.2017

CHEVY MENCS AT TALLADEGA TWO: Newman Second to Lead Chevrolet SS Contingent at Talladega

Newman started 27th and was one of a very few drivers to stay out of trouble. The race featured 11 caution periods for 47 laps and three red-flag periods. That enabled Newman to post his 12th top-10 finish at Talladega and 12th of the season.

In his final race as a full-time MENCS competitor at Talladega Superspeedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr., finished seventh in the No. 88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet SS. The race pole-winner led twice for seven laps.

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Volume 2017, Issue 10, Posted 11:37 PM, 10.15.2017

Charlotte Motor Speedway, Panasonic Test Enhanced Wi-Fi Access for Select Seating Sections During Bank of America 500 Weekend

-- For Immediate Release -- Panasonic and Charlotte Motor Speedway will test Everest™ Network Ultra-high density Wi-Fi access for race fans in select front stretch seating areas during this weekend’s Bank of America 500; Fans who are notified of their opportunity for enhanced Wi-Fi can download the speedway app and the NASCAR app to optimize their race-day experience through faster speeds, streaming video and driver telemetry

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Volume 2017, Issue 9, Posted 5:13 PM, 10.04.2017

Jimmie Johnson, Breast Cancer Survivors and NASCAR XFINITY Series Drivers Paint Pit Wall Pink

-- For Immediate Release -- Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson joined hundreds of breast cancer survivors and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina employees to paint Charlotte Motor Speedway’s pit road wall pink on Wednesday to promote breast cancer awareness.
Drivers Bubba Wallace, Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric, Justin Allgaier, Spencer Gallagher, Blake Koch, Michael Annett, Jeremy Clements and Ray Black Jr. also took part and previewed the Oct. 7 Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Volume 2017, Issue 9, Posted 10:23 PM, 09.27.2017

Richard Petty Headlines ‘Dinner with the Legends’ on Oct. 5 at The Speedway Club

-- For Immediate Release -- Seven-time NASCAR premier series champion Richard Petty joins fellow racing legends including Bobby Allison and Ned Jarrett at “Dinner with the Legends,” a special event presented by the University of Racing Legends on Thursday, Oct. 5 in The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Admission costs $125 and includes a three-course dinner, a Q&A and autograph session with drivers and a University of Racing diecast car; Tickets are available by calling The Speedway Club at 704-455-3216

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Volume 2017, Issue 9, Posted 1:14 PM, 09.19.2017

ROVAL Layout, Artificial Turf and Brad Paisley Highlight Bank of America 500 Week

Charlotte Motor Speedway has updated its ROVAL course layout with synthetic turf installed at a new chicane added to the exit of oval Turn 4; For the 2018 Bank of America 500 race weekend, another chicane will be added to the oval backstretch, making the ROVAL a challenging 18-turn, 2.4-mile course with a 35-foot elevation change. Next year the ROVAL will host the first road course races in the history of NASCAR's Playoffs; Goodyear will host select NASCAR teams for a tire test on the ROVAL Oct. 17-18

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Volume 2017, Issue 9, Posted 7:53 PM, 10.05.2017

Pocono Overton's 400 Manufacturers Quotes

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 1st

Was the word ‘finally’ the overwhelming thought when you crossed the finish line?

“For today, that was the word. It’s been a frustrating year and this certainly relieves a little bit of that – I wouldn’t say all of it. Adam (Stevens, crew chief) and these guys did an awesome job today. I can’t say enough about this M&M’s Caramel Camry – Toyota, this is their 100th Monster Energy Cup Series win. I can’t say enough about all of our partners and everyone on this team. All these guys, the pit crew – they do a great job each and every week. We had to rely on them on that final stop so we didn’t lose too much time to those guys because we had so much distance that we were letting them have it on us with those fresher tires that they had. It’s been a frustrating year, but an awesome day today.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 11:06 PM, 07.30.2017

Toyota Eldora Quotes July 19,2017

MATT CRAFTON, No. 88 Ideal Door / Menards Toyota Tundra, Thorsport Racing

Finishing Position: 1st

A lot of emotion for this victory, where does this win stack up for you?

“Our first dirt win. A lot of fun. In the second part of the race we downright just stunk. It was my fault. We overtightened it. On the first we were pretty good and I thought we were a little bit too free. We tightened it up and then we just went back to exactly where we started the race and Rico (Abreu) and them guys drove by me up top and I’m like ‘Crafton, you got to put this thing on the fence down there’. I knew I was getting beat down there and then I found something in the middle over here in 1 and 2. Finally at the end I’m like ‘well, we ought to tear the right side off this thing or take it to victory lane’.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 5:37 PM, 07.20.2017

Kentucky MENC Quotes - Ford, Toyota and Chevrolet

Postrace Quotes from Toyota, Chevrolet, and Ford after the Quaker State 400 MENC race at Kentucky Speedway on July 8, 2017

When everyone else pitted, what were you thinking?

“I thought we were dead. I thought we were done. It’s just – this is completely unbelievable. I’m so excited to win here. It felt like we had a shot last year and it got away from us on fuel mileage and just wanted to win here so so bad after that. This is sweet redemption. I got to say hi to Sherry (Pollex) back home. She didn’t make it this weekend, so I love you babe. And all these awesome fans, thank you guys so much for coming out. What an awesome crowd. I hope they enjoyed it and that was a whole lot of fun. “

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 6:28 PM, 07.09.2017

Dale Earnhardt, Jr and Chase Elliott on the Front Row at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - RIS - Dale Earnhardt won the pole and fellow Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott will start seonnd in Saturday night's NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race  at Daytona International Speedway.  It was Earnhart's first pole since 2013. He will lead the field to the green flag in what could be his final Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 12:45 AM, 07.01.2017