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The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race scheduled to run today, March 23, at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 presented by G-Clean is now slated to be contested at the historic half mile on Saturday, April 6. The schedule of events for raceday will remain the same.

Despite the postponement, Greenville will remain the second event on the 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule. Dylan Kwasniewski was victorious in the season-opener at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on March 16. The series will follow Greenville with its inaugural date at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla., on April 13.


Last year’s Auto Club 400 winner Tony Stewart (No. 14 Rush Truck Centers / Mobil 1 Chevrolet) made a return trip to the Walk of Fame on Friday commemorating his 2012 victory at the Auto Club Speedway.

“It feels great to be back here,” said Stewart, who also was bestowed the honor back in 2011 following his October of 2010 win at Auto Club Speedway. “I love this track and racing here. This makes it a lot of fun when you can win and then get recognized for it like this.”

Stewart, 41, was presented with a plaque by Speedway Vice President Dave Allen and then stepped in the concrete and signed his name and number as a large crowd of his fans cheered him on.

Last March, Stewart won his second race of the year capturing the rain-shortened 16th annual Auto Club 400 after 129 laps were completed.

Located at Gate 12, on the east end of the FanZone, the Auto Club Speedway Walk of Fame ceremony has become a fan-favorite event.

Stewart joins other past ACS winners Kevin Harvick (2011), Jimmie Johnson (’02, ’07, ’08, ’10), Jeff Gordon (’97, ’99 & 04), Mark Martin (’98), Jeremy Mayfield (’00), Rusty Wallace (’01), Kurt Busch (’03), Elliott Sadler (’04), Kyle Busch (’05), Greg Biffle (’05), Matt Kenseth (’06, ’07 & ‘08), Kasey Kahne (’06) and Carl Edwards (’09, ‘10) as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to be enshrined at the speedway’s Walk of Fame.


EMCO-JRR Motorsports is proud to announce that will be the primary on the #87 NEMCO-JRR Toyota for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 race on FOX this Sunday and an associate partner on the #87NEMCO Toyota for Royal Purple 300 NNS race on ESPN this Saturday.  Both #87 Toyota’s will be driven by “Front Row” Joe Nemechek over the race weekend in California.

Owner Jay Robinson stated, “We are honored to continue to be the Team here at NEMCO-JRR and thankful to have their support once again for the Sprint Cup Race out here at Auto Club Speedway.  The Team is working extremely hard to continue to build on the season as we roll through this West Coast race.  We have some big announcements and a new car layout with news coming soon regarding the #87 Toyota at Martinsville and Talladega.” 

*****Keep an eye out for 2013 concert information to be held at Maddie’s, when details become released, there will be special offers for NASCAR fans and visit Maddie’s Place anytime for an incredible dining experience*****


The Hulman & Company board of directors concluded its annual Hulman-George family shareholders' meeting and elected its board of directors, company officials announced Friday, March 22.

The shareholders re-elected all 10 members who served the most recent term on the board with the addition of Anton "Tony" H. George, who previously has served on the board.

In addition to George, Hulman & Company board members re-elected include John F. Ackerman, Jeffrey G. Belskus, Mari Hulman George, Nancy L. George, M. Josephine George, Katherine M. George-Conforti, Andre B. Lacy, Mark D. Miles, James T. Morris and Michael L. Smith.

Tony George resigned from the Hulman & Company board in October 2012 due to an appearance of a conflict of interest. Now that the appearance of conflict no longer exists, the shareholders have re-elected him to the board.

With the exception of Hulman & Company Chief Executive Officer Miles and Indianapolis Motor Speedway President and Chief Executive Officer Belskus, the board members have no day-to-day management duties with Hulman & Company.


Mudd Advertising and Richard Childress Racing have joined forces to sponsor car number 33 on Saturday in Fonanta, CA in the Royal Purple 300. This is the fifth stop on the Nationwide circuit and the second time Mudd Advertising will appear proudly on each side of Dakoda Armstrong’s racing stripes.

“We are always looking for new opportunities where we feel Mudd Advertising can make an impact with our services and expertise. We see a natural fit with motor sports and our ability to help sponsors achieve more “bang” for their sponsorship buck. We believe in putting our money where our mouth is…so we’re doing it ourselves and couldn’t be more excited to be apart of not only the RCR Team, but also be able to support Dakoda’s adventure as well,” stated Rob Mudd of Mudd Advertising, who also will be in attendance during race day.

Tune in on Saturday, March 23rd for a live telecast of the race on ESPN starting at 4:30 p.m. ET. Family members Rob Mudd and Michael Mudd will be in attendance on Saturday, cheering on and showing their support for Armstrong, number 33 and Richard Childress Racing.

Mudd Advertising PR

Farmland Foods today presented $20,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties as part of an expanding effort by the company to raise awareness of hunger issues around the country. Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola joined Farmland in presenting the check.


In addition, 43 cases of Farmland's famous Hickory Smoked Bacon were donated in honor of the legendary No. 43 Ford made famous by Richard Petty. The bacon donation will help to ensure families, children and seniors in the Inland Empire have access to much-needed protein.


"At Farmland, we are committed to fighting hunger by partnering with local food banks and helping communities in the race to end hunger," said Brendan Smith, Vice President of Marketing. "We are excited to expand our work with Richard Petty Motorsports and partner with Second Harvest Food Bank to provide more than 160,000 meals to Inland Empire-area families in need."


Farmland's "Race to End Hunger" is raising awareness about hunger issues in a growing number of communities in conjunction with race weekends for the famous No. 43 car, and in partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports,.


"Our team is proud to partner with Farmland in the Race to End Hunger," said Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Ford. "Communities across the country are facing a growing hunger challenge, and we are excited to kick off race weekend by partnering with Farmland to make a difference in the Inland Empire."


The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif., metropolitan area has the sixth highest food insecurity in the United States, according to the Food Research and Action Center's Food Hardship in America 2012 study.


In 2013, Farmland is expanding their efforts in the "Race to End Hunger" as part of the Helping Hungry Homes initiative of Smithfield Foods, Farmland's parent company. Farmland is providing cash and protein donations to food banks such as Second Harvest as part of a continued partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports and the No. 43 team. Earlier this month as part of the Race to End Hunger, Farmland donated an additional $20,000 and 43 cases of Oven Perfect to St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix, Ariz., and Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas.


In fiscal year 2012, Helping Hungry Homes provided 6.9 million food servings through school nutrition programs, food banks, disaster relief and community outreach efforts.


"We are grateful for the $20,000 and protein, which will enable Second Harvest to distribute more than 160,000 meals to local hungry people," said Tracylyn Sharrit, Director of Development for Second Harvest Food Bank serving Riverside and San Bernardino counties. "Together, we are taking the checkered flag in our Race to End Hunger."



The STP®Gas Booster™ 500 is two weeks away, but there is still plenty of time to make sure that you are up-close-and-personal for all the exciting racing Martinsville Speedway will have to offer on April 7.

And if history is any indication, the STP® Gas Booster™ 500 will deliver an amazing amount of action.

The only way to describe the final few laps of last spring’s race is absolutely wild. With just a handful of laps left, it appeared to be a two-car battle between Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. But on a late restart Clint Bowyer tried to make it three wide going into the first turn. The result: Bowyer, Gordon and Johnson spun and Ryan Newman slipped through the carnage and came home the winner.

And two years ago, the spring race saw a record 31 lead changes in a race that was among most media lists of top five races of 2011. Kevin Harvick passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. late in that race and wound up in victory lane.

“I think race fans understand they are going to see plenty of excitement when they come here,” said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. “I’m a race fan and I know it always amazes me how exciting races are here. There is always action, either up front or in the middle of the pack, somebody is fighting for position.”

Tickets remain available at low prices for the STP® Gas Booster™ 500, starting at just $37 and ranging to $79.

Martinsville Speedway also offers great youth, teen and family prices. Tickets for youth 12 and under are just $10 in the Clay Earles Tower, rows 15-52. Teen tickets (ages 13-17) in the same area are $25. Youth and teen ticket prices are good with the purchase of an adult ticket.

There are two great Family Four Pack deals to choose from.

The $90 Family Four Pack includes two adult tickets and two youth 12 and under tickets in the Clay Earles Tower, Rows 6-14. The Clay Earles Tower is located above the second turn.

The $120 Family four Pack includes two adult tickets and two youth 12 and under tickets in the Sprint Tower, rows 6-12. The Sprint Tower is located above the first turn.

The STP® Gas Booster™ 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is scheduled for Sunday, April 7, the day after the Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Pole Day is Friday, April 5.

Tickets for the STP® Gas Booster™ 500, the Kroger 250 and Martinsville Pole Day may be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or by visiting online.

Martinsville Speedway’s phone hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. To 7 p.m.

Martinsville Speedway’s ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays through the upcoming race weekend. The ticket office will be closed Easter Sunday, March 31.

Martinsville Speedway PR

JD Motorsports w/Gary Keller is pleased to announce they have recently inked a deal with San Diego based- Above All Advertising as a marketing partner for the 2013 season. The deal will begin at Auto Club Speedway, as an associate sponsor on the No. 01 Flex Seal Chevy of Mike Wallace, and the No. 4 iWorld Chevy of Daryl Harr.

The agreement came to fruition through a shared industry connection and both organizations determined they could immediately benefit from one other.  In addition to supporting the race entries this weekend, the No. 01 transporter’s design will be completely revamped and rebranded, thanks to the Above All Advertising’s team of skilled artists, their top quality production facility and professional installers.

"We have been an industry leader for over 10 years providing quality advertising and marketing solutions to many world class organizations and Fortune 500 companies.  Above All Advertising, Inc is excited to be a part of NASCAR racing in association with JD Motorsports", said a company spokesperson. "As we have grown into the premier print provider for so many industries, it has become apparent to us that we need to further enhance our brand in the realm of motor sports and joining the JD Motorsports team seemed to be the right fit for us. We look forward to growing our relationship inside of NASCAR and the racing community for print and display products."

“JD Motorsports is extremely excited that Above All Advertising has joined us for the 2013 season. The newly designed hauler and future marketing materials will help to strengthen the team as we move forward. The opportunity to work with a well known and well run company made sense for our team, our current sponsors, and the NASCAR community,” stated Johnny Davis, owner and CEO.

JD Motorsports PR


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