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Beaver Motorsports today announced Rhino Rush Energy as the primary sponsor for the No. 50 Chevrolet Silverado of Travis Kvapil at Daytona International Speedway for the NextEra Energy Resources 250. This will be the 2003 Champion’s twelfth NCWTS start at the one-and-a-half-mile track.
“I’m excited to hit the track with Rhino Rush Energy on board,” explained Travis Kvapil. “This team has worked to bring a good truck and we hope to show Rhino Rush a good time and a good finish to start the season off strong.”
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Joining Rhino Rush Energy for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 is BizTV as an associate partner. BizTV tells stories of those who have launched ventures and what made them work. They seek advice from business founders that They can relay to those looking to create their own ventures.
Associate partners will continue to be: Motorsports Safety Group, So Good! Entertainment, Markanda Social Strategies, Wix Filters, Mechanix Wear, Laird Plastics, Beaver Bail Bonds, WIX Filters, and Laird Plastics.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway will take place Friday, February 16th at 7:30 p.m. ET. Be sure to catch the action on FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90 and MRN.
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Chris Fontaine To Race In The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona14 Feb 2018 Written by Steven B. Wilson
Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 NCWTS race team are at Daytona International Speedway this weekend to race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 race on Friday, Feb. 16.
The race will be televised live at 7:30 pmet on FS1.
This year Fontaine has made the change from Toyota to Chevrolet, and will be driving the #47 NCWTS Glenden Enterprises Chevy Silverado.
Fontaine called the new fuel injected engines a change in the game.
"I am just going to try to get up front and stay there. You have to stay out of the wrecks and be on the track on the last lap to get a win," he said.
This will be Fontaine's seventh Daytona start. In his six previous NCWTS races at the track, he has one top 10 finish of seventh in 2012.
Chris Fontaine's cousin, Justin Fontaine, will be making his first Daytona start driving the #45 PROMATIC Automation Chevy Silverado for Niece Motorsports.
"It should be fun. This will be his first time, so we will see how that pans out," Chris Fontaine said of racing with his cousin.
The television schedule for this weekends race:
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Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway will always hold special memories for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Austin Wayne Self.
Last February, the Austin, Texas native survived an accident-filled NextEra Energy Resources 250. Slicing and dicing his way through the carnage, Self found himself in contention for his first career victory – and came within inches of doing so, after escaping a breathtaking pileup on the last lap.
Inches from passing leader Kaz Grala, emerging from the smoke on the backstretch, Self settled for second, a career-best in his young Truck Series career. Twelve months later, Self returns to Daytona hoping to find himself in a similar scenario.
“You never know what to expect at Daytona,” said Self. “This race is certainly a crap shoot. You can play all your cards right and then something happens ahead of you and your night is over.
“Last year, everything went right and we almost ended the night in Victory Lane. I’m hoping that the kind of luck can strike twice, and we can have a good race with my Niece Motorsports team.”
Shifting organizations during the off-season, the former ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Rookie of the Year has joined Niece Motorsports, for his second attempt at a full season schedule, aboard the No. 22 Don’t mess with Texas Chevrolet Silverado.
Of course, Self realizes that the game plan has changed this time around and the experience he’s gained since then should help his cause to enter the post-season Playoffs.
“I feel really confident about the season,” said Self. “Niece Motorsports has a great alliance with GMS Racing and these guys on our No. 22 team are incredibly focused. I think like any race at Daytona, there’s pressure to perform.
“The guys have certainly put the manpower and hours into building our No. 22 Don’t mess with Texas Chevrolet and hopefully their efforts will be rewarded during practice on Thursday and then qualifying and the race on Friday.”
Like last year, the Don’t mess with Texas campaign and AM Technical Solutions will support Self in his 41st career start.
The Don’t mess with Texas campaign is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) litter prevention program, which includes Don’t mess with Texas, Adopt-a-Highway, and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.
For more than 30 years, Don’t mess with Texas has made tremendous progress educating Texans about the impact of littering on the state’s economy, environment and physical landscape.
“I really can’t thank Don’t mess with Texas and AM Technical Solutions enough for helping make not only Daytona possible – but my second full-time season,” Self added. “It takes a lot of commitment and financial responsibility to put these race trucks on the track.
“As a driver for Niece Motorsports, it’s my job to go out there every weekend and leave nothing on the table and give our partners a finish they can be proud of. We did last year at Daytona and it would be great to do that again.”
The season-opening race on Feb. 16 will also mark Self’s first race working with new crew chief Joey Cohen.
Cohen enters the Niece Motorsports picture after a successful stint at GMS Racing where he most notably gained attention for the development of the team’s successful XFINITY Series program.
The Texan is hopeful that Cohen can continue his success by leading the No. 22 team into the spotlight.
“I have a lot of trust in Joey,” offered Self. “We’ve spent some time getting to know each other and it’s easy to see why he is well-liked. He has a great work ethic and cares about winning.
“That drive, motivation and expertise should put us in a position to surprise a lot of people this year. At least, I hope. We’re optimistic we can go to these first three races and do good work and then take a break and come back at Martinsville and make a charge towards the Playoffs.
“I think anything less than that, we’d be disappointed.”
For more on Niece Motorsports, please visit niecemotorsports.com.
For more on Austin Wayne Self, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.
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With Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 just days away, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Rookie of the Year candidate Justin Fontaine has plenty of emotions heading to Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
Fontaine, a native of Asheville, N.C. will return to the 2.5-mile superspeedway for the first time since being injured in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season-opener last Feb., where a late race crash broke his back and left him on the sidelines for nearly three months.
On the other hand, Fontaine is upbeat about heading to the “World Center of Racing” as a full-time driver in the Truck Series for Niece Motorsports.
“I sure have a lot of emotions this week,” said Fontaine who earned a 13th-place finish last year at Daytona, despite the ARCA crash. “My first memories of Daytona aren’t good ones, but I love everything this place stands for, including making dreams come true.
“It would have never crossed my mind that I would be heading to Daytona a year after my tumultuous ordeal in the ARCA Series. Though, the Truck Series race with Niece Motorsports is a chance for redemption for me and my team.
“I plan to deliver.”
Endorsing Fontaine for his Truck Series debut at Daytona is longtime supporter ProMATIC Automation.
ProMATIC Automation Inc. specializes in the design and build of custom factory automation equipment.
With complete in-house capabilities of design, programming, fabrication, machining, electrical and mechanical assembly, ProMATIC can manage project resources and coordinate manufacturing efforts to provide quality, on-time automation project implementation.
ProMATIC Automation, Inc. has extensive experience in the integration of high-level automation technologies like robotics, laser, vision, and dispensing systems along with many years of combined experience in the design and machining of custom manufactured components.
“It means so much for me to have the support of ProMATIC Automation for my Truck Series debut at Daytona,” added Fontaine. “It’s a big deal to me. They stood right beside me through the good and bad last year.
“Daytona is a place where the unexpected can happen. Good or bad. Your night could be over on Lap 2 like we saw last year – or the race grind can spawn first-time winners. That sure would be awesome.”
Win or not, Fontaine says it’s important for his Niece Motorsports team led by Darrell Morrow to leave the first race of the year on a positive footing.
“It’s a long season,” added Fontaine. “I certainly have a lot to learn, but if we can come out of Daytona with a finish we can all be content with, then it will give us the momentum to head to Atlanta and Las Vegas and hope to dial in some more good finishes.
“From there we can work on the rest of the year.”
There’s one more thing that Fontaine is looking forward to at Daytona.
“I’ll get to race against my cousin Chris Fontaine this Friday night and that’s pretty cool,” said Fontaine. “We’ve had the chance to speak on occasion last year at the race track, but now we’ll have that opportunity to race against one another and maybe even draft together during the race.
“Fontaine versus Fontaine, this could be good,” he chuckled.
The NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps / 250 miles) is the first of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2018 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs, Feb. 15 from 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Feb. 16 beginning at 4:30 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90).
For more on Justin Fontaine, please visit JustinFontaine.com, like his Facebook page (Justin Fontaine) or follow him on Twitter @driverFontaine.
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Dalton Sargeant and GMS Racing are proud to announce the addition of Performance Plus Motor Oil to the No. 25 team. The partnership begins this week at Daytona International Speedway for the NextEra Energy 250, where Performance Plus Motor Oil will be the primary sponsor on Sargeant’s Chevrolet Silverado, and will continue throughout the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season.
With the high demands of auto racing, race teams depend on high quality oil and lubricants to keep their race cars and transport equipment going strong. Performance Plus Motor Oil shares that same standard and has been developing innovative products that withstand the stress of auto racing for decades. As Kleen Performance Products’ high-quality motor oil brand, Performance Plus Motor Oil keeps vehicles going strong, and performing at their highest level no matter the situation.
"We're very excited to be affiliated with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2018 with Dalton Sargeant," said Director of Industrial Lubricants James Drozdowski. "We’ve had a really good track record with Dalton in the past and he even took the Performance Plus car to victory lane at Iowa Speedway. We really enjoy being in motorsports as it proves that our products can be trusted in the most demanding environments. Our high quality base oil and superior additive package means our oil not only provides better performance but also withstands the wear and tear of NASCAR. We have high expectations for Sargeant and GMS Racing and looking forward to seeing the No. 25 Performance Plus Truck competing for wins."
While Performance Plus Motor Oil is new to GMS Racing, they have had a successful history with Dalton Sargeant. Teaming up for the first time last year in the ARCA Racing Series at Iowa Speedway, Sargeant took his Performance Plus Motor Oil vehicle to Victory Lane. He followed that up a few months later with a sixth-place finish at Chicagoland Speedway. In addition to ARCA, Performance Plus Motor Oil joined Sargeant for the final two NCWTS races of the 2017 season at ISM Raceway (Phoenix) and Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“It’s great to have the support of Performance Plus Motor Oil now in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” said Sargeant. “They’ve been with me for a while and experienced everything possible as a sponsor. They’ve experienced the highs with me, by going to victory lane in ARCA at Iowa Speedway, as well as the lows that come with this sport.
“The truck looks great, I feel like it has a few characteristics of some vintage Cup cars in the past, plus the Performance Plus Motor Oil yellow makes it stand out. I wanted our Truck to be visible to the guy who’s sitting high up in the grandstand and I think we accomplished that.”
Tune-in to the NextEra Energy 250 from Daytona International Speedway, Friday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. on FS1 to watch Sargeant’s debut with GMS Racing in the No. 25 Performance Plus Motor Oil Chevrolet Silverado.
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The No. 97 team will make their 2018 debut at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway in the Feb. 24 running of the Active Pest Control 200 benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Currently, the team has eight to 10 Truck Series race circled on the calendar, but that schedule could increase as the season progresses.
The start of the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season has a look of familiarity for driver Cody Coughlin. The season will kick-off with the same race format, points system, primary partners and series sponsor from the previous season as the 22-year old, in his second full-time season, heads to the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway for the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 on February 16.
The green flag traditionally indicates the start of the race for both the drivers and spectators in all auto racing, but for the driver of the No. 2 JEGS Chevrolet Silverado, the waving of the flag on Friday will signal significant changes as well. Coughlin has moved to GMS Racing, working with new teammates, veteran crew chief Jerry Baxter, manufacturer, number and an updated JEGS paint scheme with a yellow base and black polka dots. In addition, NASCAR has made some changes as well with one fewer pit crew member over the wall on pit stops and a new NASCAR inspection process.
There is comfort in familiarity amidst the changes for Coughlin and the No. 2 JEGS Chevrolet Silverado, as this weekend marks his third Daytona International Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Delaware, Ohio, driver has earned an average starting position of 13.0 and an average finishing position of 21.0. Coughlin made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series track debut on February 19, 2016. In addition, he has one start with the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series at the Daytona Beach, Fla., facility in February 2015. Coughlin started second, and led eight laps en route to a fourth-place finish.
In the 2017 NextEra Energy Resources 250, Coughlin survived an incident-filled race that saw six caution periods and finishing under caution, where he finished in the 11th-place.
While this year’s Daytona International Speedway event will mark the first time Coughlin and the No. 2 JEGS crew will work together in an official race capacity, the GMS Racing crew participated in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series open test at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on January 24.
“I am excited to have a fresh start with GMS Racing for the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season,” Coughlin said. “There are always nerves and excitement when you start with a new group, but we have gelled well together over the off-season, especially with our productive test at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. As a team, we are looking forward to a strong run in Daytona and the rest of the year with GMS Racing.”
GMS Racing won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season-opening event two consecutive years, in 2016 with teammate Johnny Sauter, and in 2017. Since entering the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2013, the Statesville, N.C.,-based organization has logged 10 starts at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, resulting in two victories, two top-five finishes, three top-10 finishes, an average starting position of 5.0 and an average finishing position of 14.2.
Coughlin is the newest driver among GMS Racing’s four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado contingent, joining veteran Sauter, Justin Haley, and Dalton Sargeant.
Baxter has comprehensive experience at the ‘World Center of Racing,’ having one pole award and one victory (2017), one top-five and two top-10 finishes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the track. The Baxter-led GMS Racing team was victorious at the Daytona Beach, Fla., facility with Kaz Grala after starting in the pole position last season.
In addition, Coughlin will have the guidance of Kevin Hamlin, the Cody Coughlin Racing team manager, and former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) crew chief for Dale Earnhardt, as well as from Terry Cook, former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, as his spotter. Hamlin boasts two top-five finishes with Earnhardt as crew chief, as well as two pole awards (1997) with Mike Skinner in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Daytona International Speedway. Cook has 10 starts at the Daytona International Speedway including three top-five finishes.
The NextEra Energy Resources 250 will be broadcast live on FS1 on Friday, February 16 starting with the pre-race show at 7:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the first event of the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (ET) on FS1. In addition, the practice session on Thursday, February 15 will be televised live on FS1 at 11:30 a.m. (ET), 2:30 p.m. (ET) and final practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at 4:30 p.m. (ET).
The NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the Daytona International Speedway will re-air on Saturday, February 17 at 2:30 a.m. (ET) on FS1.
To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and exclusive content, visit Cody Coughlin on his personal Twitter and Instagram page - @Cody_Coughlin. For more information on Cody Coughlin visit CodyCoughlin.com. Also, follow Team JEGS’ Twitter page - @TeamJEGS, and on Instagram at @team_jegs. You can also “like” JEGS Performance on the official Facebook page at /Jegsperformance.
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Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing (JJCR) is poised to compete in this Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Nextera Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway with new title sponsor, Think Realty. Cobb holds the record at the famous 2.5 mile Superspeedway for being the highest finishing female in the NCWTS with a sixth place finish in 2011. This year her team will compete with a version of the NT1 optional engine built by ILMOR that was built for the ARCA racing series.
The team led by Crew Chief Timmy Sliva had competed with the older generation SB2 Chevy engines in past seasons and found itself at a disadvantage by as much as 70-80 horsepower at times. “It is really great that NASCAR has continued to search for a way to bring the overall costs of engines down to try to help all teams save money,” said the Kansas City, Kansas native. “Our NT1 was built for another series so we will still be down a few horsepower but everyone I talk to has assured me that this will be one of the strongest engines I’ve ever raced and that puts a huge smile on my face. I just hope they are right.”
The team upgrade was made possible by signing a major title sponsor for the first three events, Think Realty. Think Realty became an associate sponsor for the team in 2017 and has increased its exposure on the #10 Chevrolet Silverado. Think Realty provides online education and resources for real estate investors at all levels. “We are excited to partner with Jen because we believe that she is a great representation of our brand and because we believe that NASCAR is a wonderful marketplace to find current and potential Real Estate Investors,” said Eddie Wilson, President.
New to the JJCR team is minor associate sponsor, Osage Contractors, LLC, which will be featured on the B-Post of the race trucks at every race this year. “Being close to the Kansas City area we watched her dad race and have followed Jennifer’s career for awhile,” said Dan Griggs, Owner. “This sponsorship provides us excellent opportunities to entertain our clients at races throughout the season. We often attend events with our family and this will make those races that much more enjoyable for us all.”
SupportMilitary.org, Driven2honor, Waldo’s Painting, Pit Stops for Hope and DUI Performance Distributors will also appear on the race truck. Tune into FoxSports1 as both NCWTS practices, qualifying and the race will be aired live on Thursday and Friday.
TruClear Global Teams up with All Out Motorsports and Korbin Forrister For NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona12 Feb 2018 Written by Steven B. Wilson
The newly-formed, All Out Motorsports NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team is pleased to announce that TruClear Global, Inc. will be the primary sponsor on the No. 7 Toyota Tundra in the running of the NEXTEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) Friday, February 16th.
All Secure Document Disposal Company will be the associate sponsor on the Tundra driven by Korbin Forrister at the NCWTS season opening race.
Forrister has two previous starts on the famed 2.5-mile Superspeedway where he posted a 12th place finish in 2015.
Korbin Forrister on Daytona: "I’m really looking forward to running at Daytona (International Speedway) this weekend. I ran really well last year until I got caught up in the “big-one” ending the day early.” Forrister said.
“I am hoping to have a better outcome this year. Doug (George) and these guys on the (Toyota) Tundra team have been nonstop getting ready for this race. I owe to them to go out there and do the best I can to bring home a top-10 finish. Thank you to TruClear Global and All Secure (Document Disposal Company) for coming on board this weekend.”
The NEXTEra Energy Resources 250 at DIS is slated to begin Friday, February 16th at 7:30pm. Live broadcast coverage begins at 7:00pm on FS1, MRN Radio and Sirius XM NASCAR Channel 90.
For more information on All Out Motorsports follow Korbin Forrister on Facebook and Twitter.
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Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE) team owner Shigeaki Hattori announced today that the organization has tabbed Brett Moffitt to drive the No. 16 AISIN Group Toyota Tundra.
Moffitt will take the reins of the No. 16 entry to begin the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
The Grimes, Iowa native has an extensive and successful history with HRE and crew chief Scott Zipadelli.
From 2012-2013, the NASCAR Next alumnus competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) with HRE and earned top-three finishes in the championship standings in both seasons and posted two victories.
Some of Moffitt’s career highlights have come with Zipadelli on the pit box. The duo worked together for six races in 2016 at Red Horse Racing and laid down an impressive record. During that span, Moffitt scored his first-career NCWTS victory at Michigan International Speedway on a spectacular last-lap pass and tallied three top-five and four top-10 finishes overall. In 13 career NCWTS starts, Moffitt has totaled one victory, three top-five and six top-10 finishes.
“This is an awesome opportunity for me to reunite with Shige Hattori and get back into a position to win races”, Moffitt said. “I’m excited about the opportunity to work with so many familiar faces. I believe the people in place at HRE are the right group for us to find a lot of success.
“Working with Zippy (Scott Zipadelli) again makes this opportunity even better. We had a great stretch together a couple years ago, especially winning at Michigan. Hopefully we can do that again, because Zippy, Shige, and everyone at HRE have built an impressive program over the last two years.”
After a successful 2017 campaign, Hattori is energized to reunite with Moffitt and continue to develop the organization’s performance in 2018.
“I am so glad to have Brett back with us at HRE,” Hattori said. “We enjoyed working together several years ago and he has made the most of every opportunity he’s had in this sport over the last few years, especially in the NCWTS. He’s proven he can win races and is deserving of the opportunity.
“It’s great to have AISIN Group’s continued support of our team and to have them reunited with Brett. We’re very proud of the program we have built with Scott (Zipadelli) and the entire team, and we’re looking forward to having Brett behind the wheel and elevating our performance even further this season.”