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- Reed Looks to Kick of 2017 Season with a Win at Daytona February 22, 2017Ryan Reed heads into the 2017 season-opener at Daytona International Speedway looking to get back into Daytona victory lane and secure a position in the 2017 playoffs. Reed, who won the 2015 Daytona race, enters his fourth full-time season behind the wheel of the No. 16 Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang. “It’s awesome to be able […]
- AARP Foundation Announces Jeff Gordon as New Drive to End Hunger Ambassador February 22, 2017AARP Foundation announced today that four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, former driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS, will join AARP's team of experts as the organization's new Drive to End Hunger Ambassador. Gordon will be featured in a TV spot, debuting during the Daytona 500 on February 26, […]
- Halmar Friesen Racing NextEra Energy Resources 250 Race Advance February 22, 2017Halmar Friesen Racing with driver Stewart Friesen will make their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team debut in the NextExtra Energy Resources 250 this Friday night at Daytona International Speedway. Friesen will pilot the No. 52 Chevrolet Silverado in all twenty-three series events. Building on his six starts during the 2016 season, this will be Friesen's first […]
- Chris Fontaine to Complete in his Seventh Daytona Truck Raceway Running The #47 February 22, 2017Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 NCWTS race team will be running their seventh race at Daytona International Speedway this Friday, Feb. 24 in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at 7:30 PMET to be televised live on FS1. In his six previous NCWTS races at the track, he has accumulated 2 top 10 finishes […]
- Fastest lap provides consolation for Mahindra Racing in Buenos Aires February 22, 2017Mahindra Racing had a disappointing race in Buenos Aires over the weekend saved only by winning the fastest lap of the race and one FIA Formula E Championship point. The team’s third annual visit to Argentina didn’t go according to plan and the final classification doesn’t tell the whole story. Both Mahindra Racing drivers, Felix […]
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INDIANAPOLIS – Following an All-Star season on the field, Indians pitcher Frank Duncan will be recognized for his work beyond the ballpark. The right-hander has been selected to represent the Tribe as the club’s 2016 Pirates Community Commitment Award winner.
Duncan led all of the nearly 300 players in the Pirates organization by dedicating 54.5 volunteer service hours to the Indianapolis community. It marks his second consecutive year receiving the award, as he was the 2015 selection for the High-A Bradenton Marauders. One honoree is chosen from every affiliate in the Pirates farm system each season.
Among his many contributions, Duncan visited with patients at Riley Hospital for Children and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, played ball with members of the Brownsburg Challenger League, and gave one-on-one instruction as part of the Indians’ Special Needs Clinic in partnership with Autism Speaks.
Instituted in 2008, the Pirates Community Commitment Program (PCCP) helps each player in the Pirates organization understand the personal and professional growth opportunities linked to community service, as they are seen as role models or potential leaders.
The San Francisco, Calif., native enjoyed an outstanding year on the mound. He was named a Triple-A All-Star and selected by the coaching staff as the club’s Rookie of the Year after establishing career marks in wins (9), ERA (2.34), and WHIP (1.19). He posted the International League’s second-lowest ERA (2.08) after June 1 and logged the league’s top scoreless streak with 23.2 shutout innings.
Winners will be honored in an on-field ceremony at PNC Park in Pittsburgh prior to the Pirates hosting the Washington Nationals at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.
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One fast Feller: Provisional H Production pole still belongs to Michigan driver
LEXINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 21, 2016) – Tom Feller backed up Tuesday’s performance by going faster and holding on to the provisional pole for H Production at the 2016 Sports Car Club of America’s National Championship Runoffs at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Feller, from Holland, Mich., has won the pole in H Production the last two years. He improved upon Tuesday’s effort by nearly a mile an hour as he toured the 2.258 Mid-Ohio venue at an average speed of 80.956 mph.
Feller races on Goodyear tires. Competitors in H Production are free to select their brand of tires.
This year, the SCCA has scheduled each qualifying session at about the same time of day the classes will race on the weekend, giving each team a feel for the possible ambient racing conditions on race day. Feller and his fellow H Production drivers have practiced in the afternoons all week in preparation for their expected 3:30 p.m. start Saturday.
Goodyear, Corinth, Texas, remains on the provisional pole in Formula Mazda but Jarret Voorhies was fastest on Wednesday. Voorhies averaged 91.157 mph on his best lap Wednesday. Voorhies lives in Cresson, Texas. Goodyear is the exclusive tire provider for Formula Mazda.
Cliff Ebben held on to the top spot in GT1 without turning a lap Wednesday. Ryan McManus, Westfield Center, Ohio, posted the fastest lap in Wednesday’s session but his 96.780 mph lap fell just short of the track record Ebben set Tuesday at 99.220 mph. Ebben, Freedom, Wisc., and several other GT1 drivers, stayed off the track Wednesday.
Goodyear employs about 66,000 people at manufacturing plants and facilities in 22 countries. Based in Akron, Ohio, Goodyear is among the largest tiremakers in the world and is the worldwide leader in race tire innovation.
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Racing World Mourns Death of Bryan Clauson
August 08, 2016 | By IMS
Bryan Clauson was happiest when he was behind the wheel of a race car. In fact, the happiest day of his life may have been earlier this year on May 29, when he had his best Indianapolis 500 finish in the afternoon and drove a sprint car to the feature victory at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway that night.
Clauson, 27, died Sunday evening from injuries sustained in a crash the night before at the Belleville (Kan.) Nationals midget race on the half-mile dirt oval. Clauson was airlifted to Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb., but did not survive.
“This is certainly a sad day for the racing community as a whole, and on behalf of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, we send our deepest condolences to the family of Bryan Clauson,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “Anybody who witnessed Bryan behind the wheel of a race car can attest to his elite ability, relentlessness and unbridled willingness to race anything on wheels. While he’ll be remembered most as a legend of short-track racing, his participation in the Indianapolis 500 exemplifies his fearlessness, true versatility as a competitor and the pure depth of his talent as a driver.”
Clauson, a resident of Noblesville, Ind., was considered the nation’s top short-track dirt-car driver with four U.S. Auto Club national championships – two in sprint cars and two in midgets – as well as wins in prestigious events the likes of the Chili Bowl, Turkey Night Grand Prix and Belleville Nationals.
In the mold of old-school racers like A.J. Foyt, Gary Bettenhausen and Tony Stewart, eager and willing to race anything anywhere, Clauson set a goal in 2016 of competing in 200 races, including the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Driving the No. 88 Cancer Treatment Centers of America Honda for Dale Coyne/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, Clauson finished a career-best 23rd in this year’s Indy 500 and led his first laps in the historic race.
Saturday’s race at the Belleville Nationals, where Clauson was the defending champion, was the 116th on his trek toward 200. He picked up his 27th feature win this season in the midget race Wednesday night at Beloit, Kan.
has always been the heart and soul of auto racing in America,” said Doug Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. “Bryan Clauson combined his passion and enthusiasm for grassroots racing with a God-given talent that made him the favorite to win every time he got in a midget or sprint car. And he proved on the world’s largest racing stage – by leading three laps in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 – that he could use that talent in just about anything with wheels.
“More importantly, he possessed a humility and character out of the race car that made him a person that fellow competitors and fans alike enjoyed being around,” Boles added. “His spirit, his positive outlook and his thrilling talent will be missed by the entire racing community. The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are with the Clauson family in this difficult time.”
The native Californian earned a USAC-INDYCAR scholarship for winning the 2010 USAC national driver’s title. The scholarship earned Clauson six Indy Lights starts in 2011 in a car shared with current Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Conor Daly at Sam Schmidt Motorsports while Clauson continued to race in USAC’s national series. His best finish in eight career Indy Lights was third at Iowa Speedway in 2011.
Clauson won the scholarship award again in 2012, allowing him to make his Indianapolis 500 debut in 2012 with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, qualifying 31st and finishing 30th. Clauson returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2015, finishing 31st in the Indy 500 for KVSH/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing.
Clauson also served as a development driver for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2007-08, winning an ARCA race in 2007. He made 21 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts in 2008, finishing second in rookie points where he teamed occasionally with three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti.
Clauson is survived by his parents, Tim and Di, his sister Taylor and fiancée Lauren Stewart. Funeral arrangements are pending. A memorial service in his honor will take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at a date soon to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, or to make a donation, people may direct their contributions to the USAC Benevolent Fund website at http://usacbf.org/cash-donation/ or checks should be made out to the USAC Benevolent Foundation in the name of Bryan Clauson. The address is 124 E Northfield Drive, Suite F #129, Brownsburg, IN 46112.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi
In the blink of an eye, the equivalent of 1/3 of a second of precious time. It is a testament of how quickly life can change. As racers, the Dina Parise Racing team can certainly attest to that, but accidents happen in everyday life just the same. Lives become disrupted as in the case of 20-year-old Katy Daniel.
Her story: On Mother’s Day 2016 Katy was involved in a horrific, life altering accident. She was working on fence to be installed for her horse, Ginger by helping her uncle with an auger attached to his tractor to dig holes for the pasture posts. Katy’s hair became entangled within the rotary shaft of the operating auger; resulting in total scalping of Katy’s head, the loss of her forehead, one eyebrow and both ears.
Katy was taken by Medevac that tragic day to MCV/VCU Critical Care Hospital in Richmond, Virginia where she remained hospitalized for two months. She has undergone five surgeries thus far to reconstruct the cranium; the longest being sixteen hours in length. Katy has many more surgeries and years of reconstruction ahead of her. Due to the in depth trauma and loss specific anatomy, Katy will most likely be traveling throughout the United States for specialty care.
Katy lives in Dinwiddie County Virginia with her identical twin Taylor, and her parents Russell and Melissa Daniel. “Katy has been an Inspiration and Warrior during this trying time, given the life changing trials she faces daily.” Said Melissa Daniel “She continues on through doubt’s and failures, most of the time with a smile. Though its painful, she gives all the determination and courage within her. She starts every day with a new hope, and has Faith for better days ahead.”
As many of you may know, Dinwiddie is well known for many things; among them Virginia Motorsports Park. The Dina Parise Racing team has, for many years, considered VMP and Dinwiddie a ‘second home’. “We have been going to VMP for so long, we consider everyone one there family to us.” Said Dina Parise “We met our crewmember Butch in 2009 when he worked the staging lanes. He is now part of our family and our ‘go to’ guy.”
When the Parise’s became aware of Katy’s situation they felt they needed to get involved. “We feel as if it is our community.” Said Parise. Not wanting to invade the privacy of the family, Parise called longtime friend and WTVR CBS 6 Reporter, Wayne Covil who had been covering Katy’s story exclusively. He assisted Parise in beginning the process of getting the fundraiser off the ground.
The Fundraiser: For those of you familiar with DPR you are aware the team is no stranger to the charity/fundraising world! This fundraiser for Katy is no ordinary fundraiser! Katy’s spirits will be lifted by of course donations being made, but along with each donation a #KATYSTRONG decal will be placed on Stella (the Cadillac) to show support. This will coincide with Dina Parise competing in the Xtreme Pro Mod category, driving her famed Cadillac ‘Stella’, at the NMCA Super Bowl at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL. July 29-31.
For those who donate, there is also the opportunity for schwag to be won! Lastly, someone’s face will take a ride IN Stella at the NMCA Super Bowl race at Route 66! Be sure to donate, and it could be you!
How this will work:
Donations: (Please read carefully)
• Donations can be made to the Katy Daniel Go Fund Me Page:
** Visit: Katy Daniel Go Fund me**
• In honor of each Donation DPR will put a #KATYSTRONG Decal on Stella
• Let’s fill Stella with #KATYSTRONG decals to show our support!
Donate to win cool stuff and rules:
• Now, here’s why it’s REALLY COOL to donate!
• Each Donation will enter you in a drawing. Winner will be picked at random.
• When donating on the Go fund Me Page, leave your name, and use #KATYSTRONG/DPR in comments to be entered.
• *Drawing to be held Thursday July 28, 2016 at 12:00PM CST*
• If your name is selected, you will receive: Schwag from DPR and (DPR marketing partners) Aerospace Components and Car Chix.
But wait… There’s more; the person selected will also have their face (OK, a photo of their face) ride along as a passenger inside Stella during the NMCA race at Route 66 Raceway July 29-31! Right there on the front dash! It’s the next best thing to being there! That makes YOU the star of the next DPR in-car video … Just like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQYH7kXKpmE !
• Be sure to pass this along to everyone you know! Let’s all be #KATYSTRONG and support this amazing girl!
• If you are attending the NMCA race at Route 66 in Joliet, IL and would like to make a donation, have no fear! Please come see DPR on the
Manufacturers Midway! That is where our pit is located. We will be collecting donations for #KATYSTRONG throughout the event.
• Can’t get to the track? Be sure to follow along on DPR’s Social Media! The team will come to you LIVE via DPR’s Facebook Mentions ( http://facebook.com/DPariseRacing ) throughout the weekend! In addition, the team always has a LIVE ‘Pit Cam’ set up! See what happens between rounds of racing and throughout the day! To view, visit the team’s website at: http://dinapariseracing.com/ . For the full racing experience, you can view the on-track action as well on http://bangshift.com/ ! Don’t miss a beat, or a turn of the tires!
Schwag provided by: Aerospace Components Inc., Car Chix and Dina Parise Racing
Thank you to: Wolf Customs for providing the #KATYSTRONG decals.( http://wolfcustoms.net/ )
Thank you to: Aerospace Components, Eastwood, CRC Auto ( Smart Washer) NGK, Lucas Oil, Speedwire Systems, Hussey Performance, Hoosier, Motorsports Unlimited, Crank It Media.
Please visit http://dinapariseracing.com/marketing-partners . There you will find more information regarding the companies listed as well as some *special offers*! The team encourages you to try the products and services these companies offer. The fact remains that they do use them all. That is the best recommendation! The DPR team would like to thank all of their Marketing Partners for their continued support! Contact DPR to become a Marketing Partner as well! Let DPR work for you!
Get Social: Be sure to join the DPR team on all their Social Media! Their Website will show you the way! So for all things DPR please visit http://dinapariseracing.com/ Parise has quite a bit on her plate for the 2016 season on the track and off. Be sure to follow along on Social Media to keep up with it all!
Photo Credits: Melissa Daniel, Dina Parise Racing Inc.
Force, Schumacher, Johnson celebrate Colorado wins
MORRISON, Colo. (July 24, 2016) – You would be hard-pressed to find three NHRA drag racers with more combined career victories than John Force, Tony Schumacher and Allen Johnson.
And yet, each won for the first time this season to cap the Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
The trio’s combined wins total 251. Their popularity was emphasized by the fact that they won as part of the NHRA’s first live event on broadcast network television. Fox carried much of Sunday’s racing live.
Force, who beat his own daughter in the final round of Funny Car, said, “I told Courtney, ‘Hey, you’re my baby, I love you … but I’m giving it everything I’ve got.’”
The other drivers who won on Goodyear tires included sportsman racers in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series: Lou Ficco (Competition Eliminator), John Bianco (Super Street) and John Baker (Top Sportsman).
The conditions were difficult on the mountain. They alternated between heat and rain, wind and calm. Teams had to keep finding answers.
The answers were out there. The Funny Car teams took turns breaking track records. John Force was the first to post a three-second pass on the mountain with a 3.959-second run in the first round of qualifying. Courtney Force finished the weekend with the elapsed time record, 3.917 seconds. Del Worsham set a track record for Funny Car at 322.34 mph.
Steve Torrence set a track record for elapsed time at 3.776 seconds in Top Fuel.
Force said of the 144th victory in his career, “I just love it.”
Ron Capps leads the Funny Car standings with 1,120 points. Courtney Force is next with 998.
Schumacher beat teammate Antron Brown in the final round of Top Fuel.
“I probably drove the car 1,200 feet because I was looking at the win light instead of pulling the chutes,” Schumacher admitted. He said, “It feels amazing.”
Brown leads the Top Fuel standings with 1,145 points. Doug Kalitta is second with 1,088. Both have secured berths in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship.
Johnson said he was surprised to win after qualifying 10th.
“We stunk the place up in qualifying,” Johnson said. “I wouldn’t have given us a one percent chance to win the thing.”
But win he did. It marked the 10th consecutive year that Johnson has reached the final round at Bandimere.
It was the first Pro Stock final this season not won by either Jason Line or Greg Anderson. Line leads the standings with 1,548 points and Anderson is next with 1,466. Both have locked away berths in the Countdown.
Goodyear employs about 66,000 people at manufacturing plants and facilities in 22 countries. Based in Akron, Ohio, Goodyear is among the largest tiremakers in the world and is the worldwide leader in race tire innovation.
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In the 107 year history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway there hasn’t been a more dominant performance then the one Kyle Busch delivered this weekend.
After leading 62 of 63 laps in Saturday’s victory in the Lilly Diabetes 250, Busch saved the best for last on Sunday leading 149 of 170 laps en route to becoming the first driver in history to sweep both poles and races at the Brickyard holding off Matt Kenseth by 2.126 seconds to score the victory.
Busch also became the second driver in history to win back to back Brickyard 400’s joining Jimmie Johnson as the only drivers to accomplish the feat.
“I felt pretty good to be up front and obviously you’ve got to do everything in your power to not screw it up,” Busch said.
“I can imagine if I would have … beaten one of those guys with the super fast cars [in the past] how they would have felt because I know how I would have felt here today.”
Busch talked about how important the restarts were today at Indy with track position being at a premium.
“We had the race in our hands that we can manipulate the restarts how I needed to and make sure that I got to the No. 1 spot and Matt [Kenseth] was able to do the same thing last week [at New Hampshire],” Busch said.
“Each and every week, it’s power to the leader. That’s what we’ve all kind of asked for with this bigger restart zone and stuff, too, so when you are the race leader that you’ve earned that right to restart how you want.”
Jimmie Johnson was able to rally to a third place finish after being a lap down late in the going. He was followed by: Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson rounded out the top five.
Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Austin Dillon, and Paul Menard rounded out the top ten.
Notables included: Tony Stewart 11th, Jeff Gordon 13th, Chase Elliott 15th, Kurt Busch 16th, Brad Keselowski 17th, Kasey Kahne 18th, Clint Bowyer 21st, Danica Patrick 22nd, Ryan Newman 31st, and Carl Edwards finished 35th after being caught up in a late race incident.
In a race lacking highlights, the highlight of the race came after the checkered flag had fallen when Stewart and Gordon took a ceremonial lap around the 2.5 mile oval side by side in what was likely barring unforeseen circumstances the last Brickyard 400 for both sure fire hall of famers. After coming back on pit road, Stewart and Gordon hugged.
“For us to share that moment together, I mean that’s probably our last lap around here in a professional race, and I’ll cherish that moment,” Stewart said. “It’s something that doesn’t happen very often.
“It was pretty cool. … We’re never going to get that chance to do that again.”
“Tony and I have gone through a lot over the years, but he and I have become really good friends,” Gordon said. “I was with him when he got hurt this year. … I learned a lot about Tony Stewart. He’s driven. He’s tough.
“To see him in that pain I saw him in and come back and win Sonoma [last month] and be out here driving like this with a chance at a championship when this whole thing is over, that’s impressive.”