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Johanna Long and the No. 70 ML Motorsports team will return to NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) action this Saturday, September 22 at Kentucky Speedway. The Kentucky 300 will be broadcast live on ESPN with coverage beginning at 3:30 p.m. EDT.  The race can also be heard on MRN Radio as well as Sirius/XM Radio channel 90.

Kentucky Speedway- Long will take to the 1.5-mile track of Kentucky Speedway for the second time this season. Her last start at Kentucky took place in June, where the 20-year-old Rookie started from the rear after taking a spin during qualifications. Starting from the 43rd position, Long and the ML Motorsports team battled back to secure a top-20 finish.

Welcome Back Keen Parts - Long and the ML Motorsports team is pleased to have Keen Parts back on board this weekend as the primary sponsor of the No. 70 Chevrolet. Keen Parts, located in Cleves, OH, are an Official GM Licensed supplier of Corvette parts and accessories for classic Corvettes through the new model year. In addition, Keen Parts offers detailed diagrams specific to the manufacture year and model to help Corvette enthusiasts with repair and restoration projects. For more information, visit www.keenparts.com.

This Weekend’s No. 70 Keen Parts Chevrolet-The ML Motorsports team will take chassis No. 63 to this Saturday’s event at Kentucky. This chassis was last utilized at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Long raced competitively in 16th before experiencing part failure to the universal joint on the drive draft, forcing the team to a 30th-place finish.

Last Race Recap-Long and the ML Motorsports team visited Chicagoland Speedway last Saturday for the Dollar General 300 powered by Coca Cola. Long started the 200-lap event from the 17th position and finished in 21st.

Meet Johanna-Fans will have the opportunity to meet Johanna at the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver autograph session on Saturday, September 22 at Kentucky Speedway. The autograph session will be held in the Infield Fan Zone from 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Long on Returning to Kentucky Speedway -“I’m really looking forward to going back to Kentucky Speedway for the second time this season,” commented Long. “We had a pretty good car here back in June, and the guys have been working extremely hard in the shop. Hopefully we can have another solid run and improve on our 19th-place finish.”

ML Motorsports PR

Bristol Motor Speedway once again kicks off NASCAR’s 2013 short track season in mid-March and welcomes fans back for its second Sprint Cup event on the fourth Saturday in August.

The main event in March, the Food City 500, which is the fourth Sprint Cup race of the year, takes place on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. The IRWIN Tools Night Race, the sport’s most popular event, is Aug. 24.

“We’ve had yet another great year and we have our amazing fans to thank for that,” said BMS general manager Jerry Caldwell. “We’re coming off what was one of the best races of the year -- the IRWIN Tools Night Race – and that certainly gets you revved up for 2013.

“It’s really cool that we’re the first short track race of the year so fans can get a taste of the World’s Fastest Half-Mile just a few races into the season with the Food City 500. And, of course, as everyone knows, there’s just nothing like the August night races.

“We have a responsibility to the folks who spend their hard-earned money at Bristol Motor Speedway to make sure they have the best possible experience while they’re with us. And that is always our number one priority. Our fans are the absolute best in the world and we can’t wait to see them back here next year.”

NASCAR kicks off the BMS March race weekend with Ford Fan Friday March 15, followed by the Nationwide Series event March 16, and the Food City 500 Sprint Cup race March 17.

August race week begins with the UNOH 200 Camping World Truck Series/Whelen Modified Series doubleheader Aug. 21. The Food City 250 Nationwide Series race is Aug. 23, followed by the IRWIN Tools Night Race Aug. 24.

BMS PR

Mark Martin might not be as tall as Shaquille O’Neal, enjoy the punching power of boxer Jake LaMotta or the foot speed of football star Marshall Faulk, but the 30-year NASCAR veteran’s stature in the sports world is as large as any of the guests who will attend Monday’s 27th annual dinner to benefit the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.

Celebrities across the sports world will gather at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City for the Great Sports Legends Dinner.

“I can’t wait for this,” said Martin who won’t be racing at New Hampshire this weekend but returns to action at Dover on Sept. 30.

“It’s humbling to be included with all those superstars. I feel very blessed. This is an awesome event to raise money for a fascinating project. I can’t thank the folks at Toyota Racing for letting me participate. This dinner raises a lot of money so that someday paralyzed people can walk again. We’ve all had friends or family who’ve battled paralysis so we know what we are up against. But the doctors with the Buoniconti Fund and the Miami Project believe we will beat it someday. It’s an honor to play even a small part in that effort.”

Martin, 53, a 40-time NASCAR Sprint Cup winner, joins stars like Bob Costas, Tony Perez, Joe Torre, Alonzo Mourning, Lisa Leslie, Lorena Ochoa, and Emilio Estefan at the dinner.

In 1985, Barth A. Green, M.D. and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti helped found The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis after Nick’s son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game. Since then, The Miami Project has become the world’s most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center. With over 200 doctors, scientists and clinicians affiliated with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, The Miami Project has made unparalleled and spectacular findings in its efforts to find a cure. Indeed, it has generated hope for millions of people worldwide paralyzed by spinal cord injury.

Committed to finding a cure and to seeing millions worldwide walk again, the Buoniconti family established The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, a non-profit organization devoted to assisting The Miami Project achieve its national and international goals. The Fund’s Board, comprised of many prominent Americans, ensures that the messages of both The Buoniconti Fund and The Miami Project are seen clearly and positively by an ever-increasing audience.

With Volunteer Chapters in cities throughout the country, The Buoniconti Fund serves as the fundraising arm of The Miami Project. It is designed to complement the scientific accomplishments of The Miami Project by generating high levels of awareness and funds.

Click here for more information on purchasing tickets to the event or visit: https://www.thebuonicontifund.com/gsld

MWR PR

One of the longest and most successful partnerships in NASCAR history continued to grow today with the announcement that Goody’s® Powder will return to Martinsville Speedway in 2013 as the sponsor of the fall Sprint Cup race.

The Goody’s Fast Relief 500, scheduled for Oct. 27, 2013, will mark the 33rd Martinsville race sponsored by the fast pain relief product in six different divisions. Goody’s® first sponsored a Sprint Cup race at Martinsville in the fall of 1983, a race won by Ricky Rudd.

For the past several seasons, Goody’s has been the sponsor of the spring Sprint Cup race at Martinsville, but opted to sponsor the fall event beginning in 2013. Martinsville in the fall is nothing new for the long-time sponsor. From 1983 through 1995 their name was attached to the fall event.

“For several decades, Goody’s® and Martinsville Speedway have shared a passion for speed and developed a long-standing, trusted partnership,” said Joseph Juliano, brand director for Goody’s® Powder. “Whether it’s the Goody’s Fast Relief 500or a headache, drivers and fans know that seconds count, and that’s why they turn to Goody’s® for fast pain relief.”

“I think you can probably count on one hand the number of partnerships in racing which have endured as long as the one Goody’s and Martinsville Speedway have enjoyed,” said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. “But it doesn’t surprise me. It’s a great combination. We all are focused on the same thing, keeping our customers happy.”

Goody’s will mark 26 years of involvement at Martinsville with the 2013 Goody’s Fast Relief 500. They sponsored at least one race a year at Martinsville from 1983 through 2000, then returned in 2006 and has sponsored a race every year since.

“Goody’s and Martinsville Speedway are practically synonymous,” said Campbell. “I’ve been at Martinsville Speedway forever and it’s difficult to remember a time when they weren’t involved with us. It’s a relationship all of us here are very proud of, one that we are very proud to be involved with.”

Martinsville Speedway PR

Citizens of this great nation will have many decisions to ponder this fall. And as the calendar flips to November and voting booth curtains swing open, a vital choice must be made. Who’s it going to be? Who will you help win the popular vote?

Simply put, who’s your Most Popular Driver?

For the fifth consecutive year, fans can vote online on NASCAR.COM for the 2012 Most Popular Driver in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (Twitter hashtags: #NNSMPD, #NCWTSMPD).

Voting begins Sept. 21 and runs through Friday, Nov. 16, prior to the season finale for both national series at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend.

New to this year’s campaign, two lucky fans and their guests will win an all-expense paid trip to the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards on Nov. 19 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel by registering for the Most Popular Driver Vote Sweepstakes after placing their vote on NASCAR.COM. The sweepstakes is open to fans 18 and older in the 48 continental states. Eligible fans may register once (1) per 24 hours. The sweepstakes entry period ends November 3, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The Most Popular Driver winners from both series will be announced at the combined gala event.

For the NASCAR Nationwide Series will the incumbent, Elliott Sadler, win again? Or will it be strong candidates like Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Brian Scott or newcomer Austin Dillon? In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will rookie Ty Dillon follow in his brother’s footsteps and win the series’ Most Popular Driver vote? Or maybe Ron Hornaday Jr. can win his third MPD title? There are definitely plenty of options from which fans can to choose.

Each series has a dedicated page on NASCAR.COM for voting. Fans can go to www.NASCAR.COM/nnsmpd for the NASCAR Nationwide Series and to www.NASCAR.COM/ncwtsmpd for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Fans are encouraged to vote once per day leading up to the Nov. 16 deadline.

To be eligible to receive votes, drivers must have selected either the NASCAR Nationwide Series or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for their 2012 driver championship points. Additionally, drivers must have attempted at least half of each series’ races this season.

NASCAR PR

There are many big events on the schedule this weekend in ASA Racing.  Several ASA Member Tracks and three ASA sanctioned series will be in action. Make your plans now to be a part of one of these great events.
 
Here is the weekend schedule.  Please visit your favorite ASA Member Track or Series website for the latest information. Schedule is subject to change.
           
ASA MIDWEST TOUR (Super Late Models & Trucks)
Elko Speedway (Elko, MN)
Friday, September 21, 2012 & Saturday, September 22, 2012
Divisions: ASA Midwest Tour Super Late Models, ASA Midwest Truck Tour, Big 8 Series, Mid-American Series  and more. (Trucks – Saturday only)
Time: Friday – Gates open 4pm, Qualifying 6pm, Racing 7:30pm. Saturday – Gates open 3pm, Autograph session 5:30pm, Racing 7:00pm.
Admission: Friday – Adults $15, Children $5. Saturday – Adults $20, Children $10.
 
www.asamidwesttour.com
 
ASA PRO TRUCK SERIES
Magic Valley Speedway (Twin Falls, ID)
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Divisions: ASA Pro Truck Series, Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Thunderdogs, Jr. Stingers.
Time: Gates Open 4pm, Qualifying 6pm, Racing 6:35pm.
Admission: Adults (13 & Up) $11. Children 6-12 $6, 5 and Under Free.
 
www.asa-pro-trucks.com                             
           
ACE SPEEDWAY (Altamahaw, NC)
Twitter: @AceSpeedway
Friday, September 21, 2012
Divisions: Late Models, Mini Stocks, Street Stocks, Flat Head Fords
Time: Grandstands Open 5:30pm, Qualifying 7:20pm, Racing 8:00pm.
Admission: Adults $12; Seniors (65 & Older), Students w/ID $8; Kids 6-12 $2, Kids 5 & Under FREE.
 
www.acespeedway.com       
 
BIG COUNTRY SPEEDWAY
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Divisions: Late Models, Super Stocks, Mod 4’s, Warriors, Mini Cups
Time: Racing 6:00pm.
 
www.warconline.com           
 
DESOTO SUPER SPEEDWAY (Bradenton, FL)
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Divisions: Open Wheel Modifeds, Sportsmen, Race Cars of Yesterday, Flyin 4’s, Bombers, Magic 4’s, Trophy Dash.
Time: Racing starts at 7pm Sharp!
Admission: Adults $15, Kids 12 & Under FREE.
 
www.desotosuperspeedway.com   
           
DILLON MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Dillon, SC)
Twitter: @DillonSpeedway
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Divisions: Late Models, Chargers, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders and UCARs.
Time: Gates open 2pm, Practice 4pm, and Racing at 7:30pm.
Admission: Adults $12, Kids 11 and under FREE.
 
www.dillonmotorspeedway.com   

 
 
EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK (Tampa, FL)
Twitter: @EastBayRacePark
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Divisions: Top Gun Sprints, Open Wheel Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw 4’s.
Time:  Gates open 5:00pm, Racing 6:30pm.
Admission: Adults $12, Seniors 55 & Up $10, Teens 13-17 $7, Kids 12 & Under FREE.
 
www.eastbayracewaypark.com      
 
LEBANON I-44 SPEEDWAY (Lebanon, MO)
Twitter: @i44speedway
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Divisions: Late Model, Modifieds, Sportsman, Road Warriors, and Chargers.
Time: Gates Open 5pm, Racing 7:30pm.
Admission: Admission prices are a bargain at $20 for Adults, ages 16 and older, in the grandstands while Adult admission on the ‘Budweiser Wild Side’ costs just $25. Discounted admission will be offered in both locations for Military members with an ID present, as well as Seniors (ages 65 and older) and Juniors (ages 11-15), and Children (ages 10 and younger) will be admitted for free. A grandstand Family Pass for two Adults and two Juniors plus any number of Children is available for $45, while six Adults entering in the same vehicle on tiered parking will be admitted to the ‘Budweiser Wild Side’ for $120. Fans can visit any local O’Reilly Auto Parts location to pick up advance tickets at a discounted price.
 
www.i44speedway.net        
 
LONESOME PINE RACEWAY (Coeburn, VA)
Twitter: @LPRaceway
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Divisions: UARA Late Models, Iron Warriors, Renegades, and Pure 4.
Time: Gates open 4:00pm, Qualifying 5:00pm, Racing 7:00pm.
 
www.thepineraceway.com  
 
MARSHFIELD SPEEDWAY (Marshfield, WI)
Twitter: @MarshfieldMS
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Divisions: Slam Fest – Tire Hockey ,Spin to Win, Burn Out Contest, and more!!!
Time: Grandstands open 3:30pm, Show begins at 4pm.
Admission: Adults (13 & Older) $13, Kids 12 & Under $6.
 
www.marshfieldspeedway.com                  
 
ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEWAYS (West Valley City, UT)
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Divisions: Maverik Modifieds 100, Sprints, Midgets, Hornets, Figure 8 Train.
Time: Gates open 4:00pm, Qualifying 4:45pm, Racing 6:00pm.
Admission: Reserved $20, Adults $15, Youth (5-12) $5.
 
www.rmrracing.com            
 
SHANGRI-LA II MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Tioga Center, NY)
Saturday, September 22, 2012 & Sunday, September 23, 2012
Divisions: Saturday – Sportsman Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Legends. Sunday – ROC Modifieds, Late Models, 4 Cylinders.
Time: Saturday – Grandstands open 4pm, Racing 6pm. Sunday – Grandstands open 12:30pm, Racing 3:00pm.
Admission: Saturday $15, Sunday $20.
 
www.shangrila-2.com          
 
SHASTA SPEEDWAY (Anderson, CA)
Twitter: @RaceShasta
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Divisions: ASA Modifieds, Bombers, ThunderDogs, Mini Stocks, High School Team Racing, World Famous Boat Races, Hornet Cars vs. The Gauntlet.
Time: Racing 6:45pm.
Admission: Adults $12, Senior/Military $9, Kids 6-12  $2, 5 & Under FREE.
 
www.shastaspeedway.com 
 
SKAGIT SPEEDWAY
Twitter: @SkagitSpeedway
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Divisions: Sprint Cars, Outlaw Hornets, Pickup Truck Demo Derby, and Mr. Dizzy.
Time: Gates Open 5:30pm, Racing 7:00pm.
Admission: Adults (18-64) $13, Juniors/Seniors/Military $8, Child (6 & Under) FREE.
 
www.skagitspeedway.com  
 
SOUTHERN OREGON SPEEDWAY (Medford, OR)
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Divisions: Topless 50 Modifieds, Pro Mods, Dwarf Cars, Street Stocks, Super 4’s, Mini Stocks.
Time: Gates open 4pm, Racing 6pm.
Admission: Adults $10, Seniors/Veterans/Juniors (6-12) $7, Kids 5 & Under FREE
 
www.sospeedway.com
 
ASA Racing PR

A+ Building Services will once again be the title sponsor for Morgan Shepherd's #89 NASCAR Nationwide Series team at this Saturday's Kentucky 300 in Sparta, Kentucky.

"We certainly have enjoyed our relationship with Morgan Shepherd this year," says A+ Building Services President Jim Pack. "We've received a ton of email and Facebook response from the fans which helps our company exposure, and even received new business which is always a plus!"

A+ Building Services is a janitorial company that offers commercial and residential window cleaning and power washing as part of their vast services covering eight states in the mid-west region.

The www.APlusMeUSA.com logo will adorn both sides of the #89 Shepherd car at Kentucky. You can like the company on Facebook at A Plus Building Services.

Morgan Shepherd PR

The top 10 drivers in the final national Division I point standings for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series have earned “locked-in” spots in the feature field for the Late Model race at the inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach on Feb. 18-19 at Daytona International Speedway.

“Being part of Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway in February is going to be special for all of us,” said 2012 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Lee Pulliam, who has never visited Daytona International Speedway but is relishing the chance to be part of Budweiser Speedweeks 2013. “The opportunity to race at Daytona is the great American dream. It’s also about racing in Daytona Beach, Florida – the birthplace of NASCAR.”

The two nights of racing, which will also include the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tours, will be run on the .4-mile oval on the backstretch. The 150-lap feature for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 18 at 7:15 p.m.

The top 10 drivers that have “locked-in” spots should they decided to compete in the UNOH Battle At The Beach are:

·         Pulliam, of Semora, N.C., scored 22 Late Model feature wins in 36 starts at South Boston (Va.) Speedway, Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C., and Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C., on his way to the championship in his sixth year of Late Model competition.

·         Keith Rocco, Wallingford, Conn., competed at Connecticut’s Thompson International Raceway, Stafford Motor Speedway and Waterford Speedbowl. Rocco finished second in the final standings for the second straight year and third time in four years.

·         CE Falk III, Virginia Beach, Va., had 16 wins, 25 top fives and 27 top 10s in 30 starts at South Boston, Motor Mile, Southern National, Caraway and Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va.

·         Keith Monteith, Blountville, Tenn., won his second consecutive asphalt Late Model track and state championships at Kingsport (Tenn.) Speedway.

·         Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., competed at Stafford, Thompson and Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway. Preece, who had 14 wins, 33 top fives and 40 top 10s in 48 starts, has also locked-in a spot for the UNOH Battle At The Beach for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tours by virtue of his Tour win earlier in the season.

·         Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., finished sixth in the final standings and competed at Thompson International Raceway, Stafford Motor Speedway and Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway.

·         Duane Howard, Oley, Pa., collected his fifth dirt Modified track championship at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.

·         Deac McCaskill, Raleigh, N.C., won the asphalt Late Model track championship at Southern National.

·         Elko (Minn.) Speedway Super Late Model driver Adam Royle, Northfield, Minn.,won his third Minnesota championship.

·         Tim Brown, Cana, Va., won a record ninth Modified Division championship at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The UNOH Battle At The Beach will put short tracks drivers on one of the biggest stages in motorsports – Daytona International Speedway – as they compete for a coveted victory at the “World Center of Racing.”

Falk is already imagining what the experience of racing at Daytona will be like.

 “Many NASCAR Late Model drivers dream about having the chance to race at Daytona,” Falk said. “Here’s our chance to race on that hallowed ground. We’re looking forward to participating. When I drive down the back straightaway in practice on the Daytona short track for the first time, it will be an amazing feeling. The second lap and every other lap after that will be all about trying to work our way toward Victory Lane.”

Drivers have several months during the offseason to secure and prepare asphalt Late Models to drive in the UNOH Battle At The Beach, and the locked-in spots by virtue of their 2012 success provides 10 drivers with the security of knowing they’ll be in the main event when they get here.

 “If I’m gonna go down, I’m gonna run as many races as I can,” Christopher said.

The remainder of the starting field will be set through heat-race format.

A complete UNOH Battle At The Beach schedule, including gate opening times, practice and qualifying race times for both days, is available at the UNOH Battle At The Beach event page.

Fans can follow NASCAR on Twitter (@NASCAR) and stay up to speed on the latest news by using hashtags #NASCAR and #DAYTONA500 and #NASCARBattle.  In addition, fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, FacebookGoogle+ and Pinterest for all the latest news all season long.

NASCAR PR

Jeff Gordon and Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kicked off this weekend’s Food Lion AutoFair by revealing a special paint scheme that the driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet will race in the Oct. 13 Bank of America 500.

The scheme features Leonardo, the unofficial leader of the heroes in a half shell, and Gordon’s young son, Leo, was also on hand to give Dad and the turtles some help with the reveal.

“To have a cool car like this, I know the kids are going to be excited about it,” said Gordon. “They love Nickelodeon, my kids, that’s all we DVR, that’s all we watch is Nickelodeon programming and I know they’re going to big fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The kids love racing and they love the paint schemes. As a parent now, these types of moments are very special.”

The four Ninja Turtles, Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael, specialize in ninjutsu to fight the villainous Foot Clan, but Gordon has other specialties. He mentioned that if he wins the Bank of America 500 in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles paint scheme, he will breakdance in victory lane at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be presenting the Bank of America 500 pre-race show with concerts by Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice and Grammy nominated duo Big & Rich, and a daredevil stunt by world-famous tightrope walker Nik Wallenda. There will be special Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles activities, appearances and family fun throughout the race weekend

CMS

As the NASCAR season hits the home stretch, preparations for 2013 are already underway. That process will begin in earnest for select drivers Oct. 16-18 with the 2012 NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) Combine at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va.

NASCAR and Rev Racing today announced 17 candidates invited to take part in the three-day evaluation.

“We are excited to see the continued interest in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program as evidenced by the increased breadth and depth of applicants for the evaluation,” said Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president of public affairs and multicultural development. “The NASCAR Drive for Diversity program provides opportunities for female and minority drivers and crew members, and we are proud to be working with Rev Racing to foster great talent that will continue to enrich our sport.”

The NASCAR D4D program created in 2004 is now executed by Rev Racing and the team is competing in their third season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Currently the top two rookies in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Kyle Larson and Bryan Ortiz are in the 2012 D4D class, while Larson and Rev Racing graduate Darrell Wallace Jr. made their national series debuts this year. Larson has top 10s in both starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Wallace has a top 10 in all three of his NASCAR Nationwide Series races.

The 2012 Combine will be a three day driver evaluation of on-track performance, marketing and media aptitude, and physical fitness. Langley, a .4-mile asphalt oval, is the NASCAR-sanctioned track hosting the event for the second consecutive year.

“Langley truly challenges those who take part in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine,” said Derik Crotts, general manager of Rev Racing, the executing partner for the program. “Participants will have several on track sessions to present their racing abilities. This will include some unique challenges that we will throw at them to make sure that they are on their game.”

The 2013 Rev Racing team will be selected from among the 2012 Rev Racing drivers and the Combine participants.

The 2012 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine participants include:

 

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

AGE

Devon Amos

Rio Ranch, N.M.

21

Dustin Ash

Las Vegas

24

Annabeth Barnes

Hiddenite, N.C.

17

Collin Cabre

Thonotosassa, Fla.

18

Kayla Cazares

Goffstown, N.H.

16

Amber Colvin

Mooresville, N.C.

17

Jessica Dana

Olympia, Wash.

17

Paige Decker

Eagle River, Wis.

19

Cassie Gannis

Phoenix, Ariz.

21

Lindsay Katz

Kalamazoo, Mich.

21

Jack Madrid

San Clemente, Calif.

17

Kate McCall

Port Orange, Fla.

16

Dallas Montes

Bakersfield, Calif.

18

Hannah Newhouse

Twin Falls, Idaho

15

Dylan Smith

Randolph, Vt.

20

Daniel Suarez

Monterrey, Mexico

20

Erica Thiering

Sherwood Park, Alberta

22

 

For more information on NASCAR diversity initiatives visit NASCARDiversity.com or follow @NASCARDiversity on Twitter. Rev Racing’s official website and Twitter is www.RevRacing.net and @RevRacin.

NASCAR PR

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