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“eTape16 adds a new dimension to measuring tapes, by combining a traditional tape with digital readout and accuracy,” says Dawn Whitmer, V.P. Sales & Marketing for eMeasure, Inc.
“eTape16 is a lot like our team,” adds MB Motorsports owner Mike Mittler. “It uses both old school and new school technologies to create something unique.”
Featuring a 16’ long x ¾” wide tape, an LCD screen built in to eTape16 also provides a digital reading of the distance being measured that is accurate to within 1/16th of an inch (1mm).
eTape16 features the following measurement units:
· Feet, Inches, Fractions, to 1/16th of an inch (ex. 2' 7 3/16")
· Inches, Fractions, to 1/16th of an inch (ex. 31 3/16")
· Decimal Inches, to 1/10th of an inch (ex. 31.1")
· Decimal Feet, to 1/100th of a foot (ex. 2.59')
· Centimeters, to 1/10 of a Centimeter (ex. 79.1 cm)
“One of the great things about eTape16,” notes Whitmer, “is the fact that the tape automatically re-calibrates its digital measuring system as you use it. eTape uses patented technology to maintain proper calibration for reliable measurements and we are constantly making improvements to both hardware and firmware. It’s very user friendly and being able to see a
digital read out of the actual dimension gives greater accuracy and peace of mind.”
“You know the old saying, “measuring twice cut once”? With eTape, you measure twice every time and that gives you greater accuracy, which means less waste of both time and materials. And that’s a good thing,” states Mittler.
For more information or to purchase eTape16, please visit etape16.com.
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Nickelodeon is the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, May 9 at Kansas Speedway dubbed the SpongeBob SquarePants 400. The SpongeBob SquarePants 400, which will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, will feature a weekend of Bikini Bottom-themed activities and fun for the entire family.
“I’m really excited to drive the Local Motors/SpongeBob SquarePants Toyota Tundra at Kansas Speedway,” said Kennedy. “I grew up watching SpongeBob and this is an awesome opportunity to have some fun with a special paint scheme.”
Kennedy’s No. 11 Local Motors/SpongeBob SquarePants Toyota Tundra will feature SpongeBob and his friends Patrick and SquidWard on the hood, while Mr. Krabs and Sandy Cheeks float in the sea on the rear deck lid. Kennedy campaigns the truck for Red Horse Racing and primary sponsor Local Motors.
Kennedy has one previous start at Kansas Speedway in 2014, where he finished in the top 20. Overall, he has 30 career starts, with three top-five finishes, nine top-10 finishes and one pole award.
Also at the speedway, attendees on Saturday will be able to enjoy some pre-Mother’s Day fun in the Nickelodeon Kids Zone, which will be located in the Kansas Speedway Fan Zone. The area will feature appearances from the SpongeBob SquarePants costumed characters, a SpongeBob SquarePants photo station and more.
Since its launch in July 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has emerged as a pop culture phenomenon. The series has been the most-watched animated program with kids 2 – 11 for more than 13 consecutive years, and over the past several years, it has averaged more than 100,000,000 total viewers every quarter across all Nickelodeon networks. SpongeBob is seen in over 185 countries and translated in more than 50 languages. The character-driven animated series chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.
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MAKE Motorsports wants to thank Representatives Hastings, Bradford, Pendleton, and Farmer-Butterfield for sponsoring this bill. MAKE also would like to thank NC House Speaker Tim Moore for all of his help. The No. 50 and No. 1 Chevrolet Silverados are sponsored in part by Elite Holdings and Life On the Line Movie.
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MAKE Motorsports is owned by Mark Beaver and Tracy Lowe. The team started with one truck that is famously known as “Porky”. This truck is still in the MAKE chassis fleet having last raced a week ago at Martinsville Speedway. This truck is the reason that all of MAKE’s chassis are named after pigs. Since then MAKE has added four more trucks and three Xfinity cars to their fleet.
Tracy Lowe, Co-Owner of MAKE stated: “It’s hard to believe that we have been in the sport for 5 years. It hasn’t been easy but it has been worth it. I’m proud to say that we have made it through the tough times. We have seen other teams come and go but we just keep trying our best to put the package together to get to the track every weekend.”
Since their inception, MAKE Motorsports has attempted nearly 100 races with multiple drivers across the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series. They have run a full season in 2014 and expanded to a two-truck team in 2015.
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The organization has racked up two wins in the first three races. Draw-Tite Ford F-150 driver Tyler Reddick scored his first career victory in the season opening event at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. Two races later Joey Logano won from the pole position in the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, his first victory and pole in seven career NCWTS starts.
Reddick led the series championship standings after two of the first three races. He is the only NCWTS driver with a top five finish in every race and has an average finish of 3.67. Brad Keselowski Racing has led 203 of 488 total possible laps (41.59 percent) and has completed 99.79 percent of the total laps this season.
Qualifying has also been impressive. Three drivers (Logano, Austin Theriault and Brad Keselowski) have combined to give the No. 29 team an average starting position of 5.0 while Reddick's average start is 7.0.
BKR has kicked off the season by winning, leading laps and qualifying well, a solid indication the team has improved its overall program in pursuit of the ultimate goal - winning a championship.
Team owner Brad Keselowski said winning two of the first three races is a "pretty big step up" for his company, quickly adding that he's fortunate to have corporate partnerships in place to provide the necessary resources to be competitive.
"I'm fortunate to own a team that has very respectable funding because of great partnerships with Cooper Standard, Cequent, Broken Bow Records and Ford to keep our team at a very high level," Keselowski said. "To win two of the first three races is a pretty big step up from where we've been with this program. I feel good about every race. We're making a lot of investments to be a high caliber team that can win the championship year in and year out.
"It looks like it's paying off right away. We still have a long ways to go and a lot of racing left to do this season. We want to win the championship. There's a lot of work to do to make that happen but this is a hell of a start for that."
Chief among those investments is a freshly remodeled 70,000 square foot facility in Statesville, N.C., that will soon be the new home to Keselowski's racing operation. Why did the 2012 Sprint Cup champion make such a significant investment?
"I love this sport to death and I want to see it continue to grow and to be successful," Keselowski said. "I want to reinvest in the sport so that it can be healthy and strong. Along the way obviously there are some personal rewards and incentives. Some of those drivers graduate to an elevated status and to know that you played a role in that is a phenomenal feeling."
NASCAR fans are some of the most dedicated and loyal sports fans in the world. Now, these fans have the ability to experience the racing world like they never have before. The Nation Rising’s goal is to have a 10 minute episode air the Monday after each race, starting May 11th for a total of 22 episodes. Combined with the excitement of NASCAR, this 24/7 in-depth series will show people across the world what it takes to race in one of the biggest sporting leagues as Nation Rising follows German Quiroga all season.
Through Kickstarter, Nation Rising has launched this campaign where the fans have the opportunity to have their name, their face, on the No. 5 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra each week. These fans will be the sponsors.
The Nation Rising Kickstarter campaigns goal is to raise three million dollars so Quiroga and Wauters can launch the first web based series May 11, 2015 after competing in the Kansas Speedway NCWTS event Friday, May 8, 2015. Jose Jimenez who is an experienced cinematographer will produce and edit the Nation Rising video vignettes.
“I'm very excited to be part of this project,” German Quiroga said. “I think it is very innovative and it gives the opportunity for fans to be even closer to the sport; you can become a sponsor and have your name on the truck every race weekend. Richie Wauters has the equipment and knowledge to give me a competitive trucks every race to fight for the win. We can make history and carve our names in the sport forever. I want to have my name on the race truck as well!”
“We are really excited to be a part of this groundbreaking all access web series,” Team owner Richie Wauters said. “Jose (Jimenez) is an expert at creating these one of a kind videos that will highlight what German (Quiroga) does on the track, as well as, what we do back at the shop to get ready to race. German is a great race car driver and we are really looking forward to getting him back on the track this season and get our fans to Victory Lane.”
Quiroga has five top-five, 17 top-10 finishes and one pole starting position in just 50 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts. The Mexico native posted his best points finish of sixth place in the 2014 NCWTS driver points.
Team owner, Richie Wauters has 17 wins in his tenure with Kyle Busch, Aric Almirola and Shane Hmiel.
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NEMCO Motorsports was within striking distance of a top finishing slot before a bout of bad luck struck at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway this weekend. A broken rear-end gear relegated John Hunter Nemechek and the No. 8 SWM International Inc. Chevrolet Silverado team to a 29th-place finish in the Kroger 250 at the Martinsville Speedway.
Nemechek started Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at the Martinsville Speedway from the 16th position based on the results of the qualifying session earlier that day. Over the opening laps of the extended 250-lap event, the 17-year old driver worked his way up to the 12th position by Lap 30. When the first caution flag waved on Lap 35, crew chief Gere Kennon called Nemechek in for two right-side Goodyear tires and Sunoco Racing fuel, and Nemechek restarted in the fourth position, looking to continue his forward progression. Under the Lap 55 caution, Kennon made the decision to stay out and not pit the Chevrolet Silverado. Once the field went green on Lap 69, the 32-truck field stayed caution-free for over 70 laps, the longest green-flag run in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history at Martinsville Speedway.
Nemechek eventually fell back to the 10th position by Lap 120 reporting “snug” conditions, and the team put together a plan to improve the handling of the NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet. Relief came on Lap 143 when the third caution flag was displayed, and under caution, Nemechek pitted for four fresh tires, two cans of fuel and a tear-off. He restarted seventh and drove his way up into the sixth position by Lap 150. As the event entered its final stages, Nemechek and Kennon felt the Chevrolet Silverado was in good form as they chose not to pit during a caution on Lap 164. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year contender continued to work and made his way into the top five by Lap 173.
Nemechek was battling for the fourth position when, on Lap 174, something broke in the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado. With no forward drive, he slowed to a standstill at the entrance of the garage in Turn 3 to bring out the sixth caution of the day. A review of the equipment by the team determined that the rear-end gear had broken, and the team did not have enough time to fix it and get back out onto the .526-mile track. Nemechek and the NEMCO Motorsports team finished in the 29th position.
Start - 16 Finish - 29 Laps Led - 0
JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK QUOTE:
“This weekend at Martinsville Speedway, I feel like we unloaded strong. We made good adjustments in practice, and making the personnel change over the off-season has helped week-in and week-out with our Chevrolet Silverado. Also, our communications skills are getting stronger.
“That was my debut of the season, and we did not qualify as well as we wanted to, but we made a charge to the front. I cannot thank our NEMCO Motorsports guys enough for all of their help. I am looking forward to the next event – at Dover International Speedway.”
Roush Yates Engines and FORD Performance powered Joey Logano to the Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series poles, a new track record and his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at Martinsville Speedway. Team Penske captures two of three podium positions in Sprint Cup race at Martinsville.
The No. 29 Cooper Standard FORD F-Series truck of Joey Logano dominated the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville leading more than half the race in route to the win. He also set a blistering qualifying speed of 97.088mph which is a new track record, earning him the pole position.
“It’s cool to say that I’ve won in all three series now.” Said Logano, “I prepped my tires down the back straightaway and made sure I had them clean enough. I had a good jump and then just drive it in there and hope for the best.”
It’s Logano’s first career Camping World Truck Series. Roush Yates Engines have powered Logano to a win in all 3 of NASCAR’s National Series this year including the Daytona 500 for Sprint Cup, Xfinity at Phoenix and Camping World Trucks at Martinsville. He becomes the 26th driver in NASCAR history to complete such a feat. He has also sat on the pole for all three of NASCAR’s National Series this year.
With the win, Brad Keselowski Racing has won two of three Camping World Truck Series races in 2015. Both Tyler Reddick and Logano have won their first career Truck Series races this year. Reddick sits just 2 points out of 1st in Truck Series points after this weekend.
On Sunday, Logano in his No. 22 Pennzoil FORD Fusion qualified on the pole for the STP 500 at Martinsville and led 108 laps. Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski had a great day leading 18 laps and finishing second. Logano would finish the race in a closely contested third. The second and third place finishes give FORD Performance drivers momentum heading into Texas in two weeks.
“Team Penske has done a great job working with FORD with the Roush Yates motors.” Said Logano “We had a fast car and obviously a good motor and it all kind of worked out well.”
Logano and Keselowski are now in the Top five of Sprint Cup points and both drivers have already qualified for The Chase. Both drivers have one win a piece and a total of five top five between them in six races.
The Sprint Cup Series takes next weekend off for Easter then heads to Texas Motor Speedway. Logano is the defending champion of the Duck Commander 500 at Texas. The Team Penske duo led more than half the race in 2014.
The Pirelli World Challenge was back in action this weekend for the Cadillac Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Round 3 of the GTS class saw a podium sweep with the FORD Mustang Boss 302 as Dean Martin, Kurt Rezzetano and Spencer Pumpelly finished top three. Round 4 of the GTS class saw the top four positions swept by the FORD Mustang Boss 302 with Pumpelly, Andrew Aquilante, Rezzetano and Martin sweeping the top four positions.
“It was a really good race.” Said Pumpelly “It was good for FORD and the manufacturer points to go 1-2-3-4. The ability of the Mustang and its torque to drive off so many of the 90 degree corners is a big advantage.”
Roush Yates Engines would like to thank our partners FORD Performance, Mahle Clevite, Cometic Gasket, Del West, Rottler Manufacturing, Mitsubishi Materials U.S.A. and Safety Kleen. Roush Yates relies on these products each week in our engines as they play a vital role in our success.
In his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the Ridgeway, Virginia race track, seventeen-year-old Gray Gaulding recorded a 17th-place finish. Gaulding, piloting a Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra for the first time, advanced to the final round of qualifying on Saturday morning and began the 250-lap race from the 12th starting position. Within the first few laps, Gaulding fell back to mid pack in the No. 7 Krispy Kreme Toyota Tundra, where he remained for most of the day while battling a very loose-handling machine. When the checkered flag fell, Gaulding led his Red Horse Racing teammates across the finish line in the 17th position.
Start - 12
Finish - 17
Driver Points Position - 28
Gray Gaulding Quote: "The Krispy Kreme Toyota Tundra started out really good, we just lost some ground on the high side on the initial start. As the race progressed we lacked rear grip and got loose in the middle of the turns. I had to play a lot of defense getting in, and couldn't drive it as hard as I would have liked. The truck would start out tight on new tires and then after 10-15 laps, would get really loose. A big thanks to all the Red Horse Racing guys for putting together a truck so fast for me. I had a lot of fun working with the team this week."
Making his first return-visit to a track on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series circuit, Black made his second career-start at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The ScubaLife team made over 140 laps in practice to notice that their lap times were able to remain consistent, even on old tires, and knew their Chevrolet Silverado would be exceptionally strong on long runs.
After qualifying 25th for the 250-lap race, Black struggled to gain track position on the narrow short track where passing can be exceptionally difficult. However, a decision to stay on the track during the lap 143 caution period moved Black inside the top 15 and allowed him to return to the lead lap of competition. A second caution just 10 laps later both solidified Black's position in the top 15, and allowed him to visit pit road for tires and fuel without losing a lap.
Another caution flag waved on lap 187 as Black spun while exiting turn two. After driving in the corner deep, Black knew he was going to spin, but opted to spin himself rather than taking out any additional competitors. The decision proved to be the right choice, as Black was able to correct himself and continue on in the event without any contact. Continuing with a strong pit strategy throughout the rest of the afternoon, Black and the ScubaLife team were able to maintain the track position needed for a solid finish. By the time the checkered flag waved, Black was scored in the 13th position.
"Our ScubaLife team had a lot of fun at Martinsville Speedway this weekend," Black said. "We ran a lot of laps during practice, and knew that we would have a very strong truck during the long runs. We didn't qualify as well as we had hoped, but knew we could make up for it during the race. Jason [Miller, crew chief] made some great calls during the race that helped keep us in contention all afternoon. I've learned a lot over the last few weeks, and to know that we're currently inside the top 10 in both the owner and driver standings with our ScubaLife Chevrolet is awesome. Our goal this season is to finish inside the top 10 in the season-long point standings, and it looks like that goal is within our grasp. I can't wait to get back in the truck in just a few weeks in Kansas."
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