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2018 IndyCar Series rookie Zach Veach will be the featured guest on Oct. 26 for “Fuel Up Fridays,” 8-9 a.m. (ET) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.
 
“Fuel Up Fridays” is an IMS Museum members-only opportunity to get to know IMS and IndyCar Series personalities in an intimate setting, through a one-hour question-and-answer session hosted by IMS Historian Donald Davidson in the Museum’s Gallery.
 
Complimentary coffee, donuts and pastries will be available when doors open at 8 a.m., and the program will get underway at 8:15.
 
Veach, one of the IndyCar Series’ rising stars, is a native of the small southern Ohio town of Stockdale. He competed as a rookie in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series driving the No. 26 Group One Thousand One Dallara/Honda/Firestone entry for Andretti Autosport.
 
Veach displayed remarkable consistency and pace, finishing all 17 IndyCar Series events while posting five top-10 finishes, and narrowly missed the podium at the prestigious Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach by finishing a career-best fourth.
 
He made his IndyCar Series debut at Barber Motorsports Park in 2017, driving for Ed Carpenter Racing, and finished 26th for A.J. Foyt Racing at the 2017 Indianapolis 500.
          
As with many accomplished IndyCar Series road racers, Veach started racing at age 12, in go-karts, earning championships in Ohio and Indiana before moving through the IndyCar ladder system with Andretti Autosport, first in the USF2000 Championship and then Indy Lights, where he collected numerous victories and pole positions.
 
To RSVP for Fuel Up Fridays with Zach Veach, please contact Kelly Hartman at (317) 492-6568 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The event is open to all IMS Museum membership levels and interested parties can join Oct. 26, in person, prior to the event.
 
Membership information is available by contacting Hartman or visiting the Museum’s website at www.indyracingmuseum.org.
 
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After sweeping the podium in the most recent NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race, Bill McAnally Racing’s trio of drivers aim to carry that momentum with them this week to All American Speedway.

 

The third-mile oval in Roseville, California will be the site Saturday of the NAPA AutoCare / Roseville Toyota 200 presented by TriCo Welding Supplies and the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.

 

The BMR drivers are coming off a 1-2-3 finish in which 17-year-old rookie Hailie Deegan led the way with a victory and in doing so made history by becoming the first female driver to win a NASCAR K&N Pro Series race.

 

Deegan and her teammates, Derek Kraus and Cole Rouse, will be joined in Roseville by Chris Eggleston – the 2015 series champion who will be back with BMR for the first time in 2018.

 

The four drivers have extra incentive to do well at All American Speedway. It’s the home track to BMR, which is based nearby. In addition, their primary sponsors – NAPA and Toyota – sponsor the event.

 

It’s also the track where team owner Bill McAnally launched his racing career as a driver and won a NASCAR track championship in 1990. More recently, Bill McAnally Racing Promotions has promoted the K&N West event at All American Speedway on an annual basis and earlier this year took over operations of all motorsports events at the track.

 

“It’s been great to see all of the sponsors, fans, friends and family who turn out to cheer on the BMR teams at this annual event,” McAnally said. “I worked my way up through the ranks racing at All American Speedway and I truly appreciate the support of everyone there. They are some of the best in the sport.”

 

Deegan is a NASCAR Next driver from Temecula, California who drives the No. 19 Mobil 1 / NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry. She leads the rookie points in the K&N West and is fifth in the overall championship standings – with one win, five top-five, and 10 top-10 finishes in 12 starts.

 

Rouse will be driving the No. 99 NAPA Belts & Hoses Toyota Camry. The 21-year-old from Fort Smith, Arkansas is tied for second in championship points. He has six top-five and 11 top-10 finishes in 12 starts this year. In his only series start at Roseville, he finished sixth as a rookie in 2016.

 

Kraus, a 17-year-old NASCAR Next driver, wheels the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry for BMR. The Stratford, Wisconsin teenager is fourth in the standings. He leads the series this year in terms of wins, with three, and pole awards, with five. Overall, he has seven top-five, and nine top-10 finishes. He finished fourth a year ago at Roseville in his rookie season.

 

Eggleston will be in the No. 50 NAPA Filters Toyota Camry at Roseville. In addition to winning the series title in 2015, he scored nine wins, 30 top-five, and 35 top-10 finishes in 44 series starts with BMR from 2014 to 2017. This season, he has competed in select NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events and raced local divisions near his home in Erie, Colorado.

 

BMR dominated series competition at All American Speedway for several years, winning six of eight races there from 2008 to 2011 – along with picking up a seventh win in 2014. BMR drivers finished second and third at Roseville in 2016; and second, third, and fourth there last year.

 

Saturday’s K&N West race is the featured event in the 11th Annual October Classic at All American Speedway. It has been recognized by Placer Valley Tourism as the largest single-day event of the year in Placer County.

 

A variety of activities are planned for the midway at the track on Saturday – including a classic car show, a live band, and numerous vendors. A large turnout is anticipated at the VIP Hospitality event, with NAPA and Toyota being well-represented. Their guests will be treated to a VIP experience that includes a pit tour.

 

The Roseville race, the 13th of a 14-event schedule, is scheduled to be televised on NBCSN on Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. PT.

 

BMR PR

NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham will be a big part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Trade and Race Car show, the 34th annual edition, taking place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA January 18-20, 2019.

 Evernham is best known for his work with Hendrick Motorsports and as crew chief for Jeff Gordon which led the team to three NASCAR Cup Series championships and 47 wins during their time together. However Evernham has also been a NASCAR Cup car owner, a race car driver, author, car builder, father, husband, TV and radio personality and an automotive genius.

 During his participation in the show Evernham will take center stage on Friday night to talk about his career in the sport and answer questions from the audience. And there will be a special video that will honor Ray for his induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame earlier this year.

 A fact often overlooked is that the media named Ray the greatest crew chief of all time.

 Since age 15 Evernham has worked on race cars. He has designed, built and driven some of the most advance cars known to man.

 Filling up a large display area of the show will be race cars that have had Ray’s handiwork during his career.

 Jeff Gordon’s Dupont No. 24 rookie season car on which Evernham was the crew chief                               

Bill Elliott’s No. 9 which won the Brickyard 400 with Ray as the crew chief and owner.

 Jim Bauma’s No. 19 asphalt Modified which Ray raced at Wall Stadium, New Egypt Speedway and a few other tracks during his race driving days.

 And the Tom Park No. 2p dirt Modified which he won his last pavement race at Flemington Speedway with.

At present Ray is able to share his passion for auto racing and reveal the untold stories of the sport through his TV show titled Glory Road on Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Race Car & Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance, which fills 250,000 square feet of show space with just about everything imaginable in motorsports, includes free seminars, autograph opportunities, a large number of speedway and sanctioning organization displays plus the famous Ms. Motorsports Pageant.

 For more information check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com. And for those looking to be a part of the displays quickly filling the show contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the show office at 609-888-3618.

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Lawless Alan, driver of the AUTOParkit™ number twenty-five car and a Freshman at the University of Alabama, in only his second professional season won the 2018 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Championship at Irwindale Speedway Saturday September 22nd by finishing on the podium for his 22nd time this year. Lawless had to battle the entire race, finishing second, in order to maintain the top points position and secure the championship. Over the entire season, Lawless was on the podium 22 times including 7 first place finishes. The last two months of the season were particularly challenging as he had to commute from Tuscaloosa where he attends the University of Alabama and is studying mechanical engineering. Emerging from the car in Victory Circle right after winning the Championship he broke into a wide grin and yelled, "Roll Tide!".

There were plenty of high fives and champagne on a warm California night for the entire Dasher Lawless Racing Team which is sponsored by AUTOParkit. Mike Dunkleberger, Crew Chief of the number twenty-five car said, "We had the points lead coming into tonight, but knew we needed to run upfront if we wanted to control the championship. This is something the entire team has worked for these past two years. Lawless was diggin' the entire race and never let up. And on that last restart, even though he was in a comfortable points lead, he was going for the win, holy cow he can drive. He was down past the white line going into two trying to pass for the lead. But P2 put us on the podium again and we locked up the championship. I just can't say enough about this team and this young kid, wow, what a talent he is." Shawn Adams, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for AUTOParkit was equally as excited, "Tonight is a perfect illustration as to why AUTOParkit made the decision to have our brand represented by Lawless Alan. He exemplifies the hard work, dedication and drive that it takes to be the best which is in lock step with our philosophy at AUTOParkit. Our company and the people in it work tirelessly every day to continue to be the world leader in the design, manufacturing, construction and operation of fully automated parking systems. It's a fantastic accomplishment that we're able to share not just with the race team, but with our business partners like Siemens, Nord Gear, Vahle, and JD2. The competition of motorsports is no different than the inherent competition of business and at AUTOParkit, just like the race team we work every day to be the best."

The NASCAR Whelen Series ended on Saturday, however Lawless Alan will be running at Daytona International Speedway in the Trans Am Series November 9-11. The race will be broadcast on CBS Sports.

For more information on AUTOParkit, visit www.autoparkit.com.

Dasher Lawless Racing

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East wrapped up the 2018 season over the weekend at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. Despite a challenging race, Tyler Ankrum and the No. 17 Modern Meat Co. team were awarded their Championship trophy after an 11th-place finish. Derek Kraus came away as the top finishing DGR-Crosley car with a third-place finish, while Todd Gilliland was involved in a race-ending crash and was scored 14th at the conclusion of the Crosley 125. 
 
Derek KrausNo. 1 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Camry
Practice: 10th
Qualifying: 5th
Race Result: 3rd
 
Derek Kraus and the No. 1 NAPA Auto Parts team had a strong showing in the Crosley 125. In Kraus' first race at the Monster Mile, he earned a third-place finish and was the highest finishing DGR-Crosley car. 
 
Kraus hit the track for the first time on Friday morning where he put down 36 laps during the lone practice session. He was scored 10th quick following practice. When qualifying rolled around, Kraus laid down a 23.068-second lap, securing a fifth-place starting position in the Crosley 125. 
 
A rain storm moved into the area before the race started on Friday, forcing NASCAR officials to postpone the event until Saturday. When the race went green on Saturday morning, Kraus and the No. 1 Toyota Camry maintained the fifth position on the initial start and stayed there until the scheduled caution on lap 40. During the five-minute break, the No. 1 team made adjustments to help tighten up Kraus' Toyota Camry. By the second five-minute break, Kraus was in conservation mode and fell back to 10th. His crew chief made the call to keep him out under the scheduled caution. Kraus led the field back to green on the restart, before falling back to third-place. He maintained that position for the remainder of the Crosley 125, securing a third-place finish in his first start at the Monster Mile.
 
Kraus on Dover: "It was a really good weekend with the DGR-Crosley guys. They brought me a great car and we came away with a third place finish after pit strategy played into our favor. Dover is a really fun track, I had a blast out there."
 
 
Tyler Ankrum, No. 17 Modern Meat Co. Toyota Camry
Practice: 2nd
Qualifying: 3rd
Race Result: 11th
Championship Standings: 1st
 
Tyler Ankrum had a disappointing finish in the Crosley 125 after a pit stop mishap relegated him to an 11th-place finish, but that didn't hamper the Championship celebration. In his Rookie season, Ankrum was named the 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion. Even though Ankrum secured the title in the previous race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the No. 17 team was finally able to celebrate the honor after the race at Dover. 
 
Like his teammate, this weekend marked Ankrum's first time racing at the Monster Mile of Dover International Speedway. He took to the track on Friday morning for practice where he was scored second quick after his mock-run. When qualifying rolled around on Friday afternoon, Ankrum was the fasted DGR-Crosley car on track and earned a third-place starting position with a lap time of 23.039-seconds.
 
When it was race time on Saturday morning, Ankrum grabbed the lead on the initial start. He maintained the lead until lap 11 when Gilliland took over the top spot on a restart. While fighting a loose race car, Ankrum slid up the track a few laps later causing him to lose another position. He maintained the third spot until the scheduled five-minute pit stop break. Under the break, the No. 17 team made adjustments on Ankrum's Toyota Camry after he reported that his car was way too loose on restarts and he couldn't stay in the throttle. On lap 80, Ankrum was scored fifth when he brought his car down pit road for four tires and fuel under the second scheduled caution. A mishap during the pit stop forced Ankrum to bring his car back down pit road three more times to diagnose and fix the tire issue. With 13 lap remaining he was able to get back on track, but couldn't gain any track position at that point. He was scored 11th at the conclusion of the Crosley 125. 
 
Ankrum on winning the Championship: "This season has been mostly highs. There's been a few lows, but overall this 2018 season has been fantastic. I can't thank all the guys at DGR-Crosley and the people who have got me to this point enough for all their hard work and staying by my side. I'm surrounded by fantastic people and they are a huge part of this. I still don't know how to put words to it, but it's really cool. I've never had a trophy this big before, I can't wait to get it home and put it in my room. Happy is the word I guess I could use to describe it. I'm super happy. We knew we clinched it in New Hampshire, but to be able to celebrate it with my guys was awesome."
 
 
Todd Gilliland, No. 54 Fred's Toyota Camry
Practice: 13th
Qualifying: 4th
Race Result: 14th
 
After showing impressive speed and leading for 40 laps, Todd Gilliland was scored 14th at the conclusion of the Crosley 125 after being involved in a race-ending accident.
 
Gilliland and the No. 54 Fred's Toyota Camry were scored 13th quick at the conclusion of practice on Friday morning. During qualifying, he laid down a 23.054-second lap around the one-mile track earning a 4th place starting position. 
 
When the race went green on Saturday morning, Gilliland quickly grabbed the second position on the initial start. He remained there until lap 11 when he took the top spot away from Ankrum on a restart. Gilliland was the leader at the time of the first scheduled caution on lap 40. Under caution, he brought his Toyota Camry down for tires, fuel and an adjustment to help him on the center of the turns. When the Crosley 125 went back to green flag racing, Gilliland was battling the No. 6 car for the lead when he got loose and crashed hard into the front stretch wall. He led for 40 laps before his day ended early, and was scored 14th at the end of the 125 lap race.
 
Gilliland on Dover: "I'm just really disappointed that we crashed out and weren't able to contend for the win. The DGR-Crosley guys brought me a really fast Fred's Toyota Camry. I think we had the car to beat, but I just made a mistake. Got loose battling for the lead off four and overcorrected. I hate it for all the guys that work so hard on these things. It's been really fun jumping in and racing a few races with them this year." 
 
The Crosley 125 from Dover International Speedway will air on Thursday, October 11at 6 p.m., ET on NBCSN.
 
DGR Crosely PR

Justin Bonsignore already clinched the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship, but he is heading to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park looking to complete the season sweep on the high-banks Sunday afternoon. He will be met by one of the largest fields of the season in the annual Sunoco World Series, a staple event in New England racing that includes three days of racing action.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West is back on the track on Saturday night in California at All American Speedway. Hailie Deegan will look to score her second straight win and time is running out for the field to catch championship points leader, Derek Thorn, as he chases his second series title.


NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR AT THOMPSON

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

Justin Bonsignore’s dream season, which produces his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship, concludes at the same place his success started earlier this season.

Bonsignore can become just the fifth driver in the modern era of the Whelen Modified Tour to sweep all of the events at Thompson in one season. Richie Evans (1985), Steve Park (1996), Mike Stefanik (1998) and Doug Coby (2015) are the four previous drivers to accomplish the feat. All except Park won the championship that season.

Bonsignore’s career at Thompson includes eight wins, a number that leads all active drivers, and 352 laps led in 32 starts.

Ryan Preece, who recently announced plans to compete full-time in the Monster Energy Cup Series next season, is returning to his modified roots Sunday. Preece will compete in the Sunoco World Series 150 for Ed Partridge and will also run his NASCAR Whelen All American Series Sunoco Modified. The Berlin, Connecticut, driver has won two of the last six races there.

Chase Dowling is heading to Thompson looking to score his second career win. Even though he isn’t still in contention for the championship, the rising modified star has had an impressive season and would love to end his season with another checkered flag.

Ron Silk, who has four top-10 finishes in eight starts this season driving for Kevin Stuart Motorsports, will drive No. 85 Stuart’s Automotive Chevrolet looking for his fifth Thompson win and his first Whelen Modified Tour win since early 2016.

The Sunoco World Series weekend is one of the most historic in New England racing and includes 17 different divisions of racing across three days, with action starting on Friday night. The Whelen Modified Tour race will wrap the entire weekend celebration on Sunday.

RACE FACTS

RACE Sunoco World Series 150
PLACE Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson, Connecticut
DATE Sunday, October 14
TIME 3:30 p.m. (approx.)
TELEVISION NBCSN, Thursday, October 18, 7 p.m.
TRACK LAYOUT 0.625-mile high-banked oval
2017 WINNER Timmy Solomito
2017 POLE Chase Dowling
EVENT SCHEDULE Saturday: Garage Opens: 8 a.m., Practice: 11:15-12 p.m., Final Practice: 12:30-1:15 p.m., Group Qualifying: 4 p.m., Garage Closes: 5:30 p.m.

 

Sunday: Garage Opens: 10 a.m., Sunoco World Series 150: 3:30 p.m.

TWITTER @ThompsonSpdwy
HASHTAG #SunocoWorldSeries, #NWMT

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CREW CHIEF HANDOUT: The starting field for the Sunoco World Series 150 is 36 starters, including provisional positions. The first 30 drivers will secure starting positions based on the qualifying session for the Sunoco World Series 150. The remaining six positions will be awarded through the provisional process.

NASCAR group qualifying is in place for this event. Qualifying order will be determined by each vehicle’s fastest single lap from the official practice session(s). The number of groups will be determined by NASCAR. Each session will be five (5) minutes in duration and the fastest single lap speed of each vehicle will determine starting positions 1st through 30th. Adjustments or repairs may not be made on a vehicle after the vehicle enters the track to begin the qualifying session. Vehicles may not return to the track or make any further qualifying laps unless directed to do so by a NASCAR official, or in the event of a caution.

The Sunoco World Series 150 will be 150 laps (93.75 miles).

The maximum tire allotment available for this event is eleven (11) tires per team. Four (4) tires must be used for qualifying and to begin the race. The tire change rule is four (4) tires, any position.


NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST AT ALL AMERICAN

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

Fresh off her first career win, Deegan will look to make it two straight at All American Speedway in the penultimate race of the season Saturday night.

Napa200 FinalDerek Thorn is also two races away from his second career NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship, but his challengers are not going down without a fight. Thorn, who has two victories this season, hasn’t competed in an event at the third-mile since 2013 — a race where he started on the pole and finished second after leading 138 of 150 laps.

He leads the championship standings by 32 points entering Saturday night. There’s a logjam behind Thorn, with Ryan Partridge and Cole Rouse each 32 points back and Derek Kraus another seven points behind them.

Partridge, who is Thorn’s Bob Bruncati Racing teammate, won at All American in 2016. Michael Self drover Bruncati’s No. 9 to the win last season.

Chris Eggleston, who captured four wins last season in full-time action, is back in competition driving for Bill McAnally. Eggleston finished second in the championship standings last season, but moved on to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where he has four starts for DGR-Crosley Racing.

RACE FACTS

RACE

NAPA AutoCare/Roseville Toyota 200 presented by TriCo Welding Supplies & the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame

PLACE All American Speedway, Roseville, California
DATE Saturday, October 13
TIME 7 p.m. (approx.)
TELEVISION NBCSN, Thursday, October 18, 6 p.m. ET
TRACK LAYOUT Third-mile paved oval
2017 WINNER Michael Self
2017 POLE Michael Self
EVENT SCHEDULE Saturday: Garage Opens: 10 a.m., Practice: 12:30-1:15 p.m., Final Practice: 1:45-2:30 p.m., Qualifying: 4:45 p.m., Driver Autograph Session: 5 p.m., NAPA AutoCare/Roseville Toyota 200 presented by TriCo Welding Supplies & the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame: 7 p.m.
TWITTER @AllAmericanSpdy
HASHTAG #KNWest

RACE CENTERTICKET PRICING

CREW CHIEF HANDOUT: The maximum starting field for the NAPA AutoCare/Roseville Toyota 200 presented by TriCo Welding Supplies & the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame is 24 starters, including provisional positions. The first 20 drivers will secure starting positions based on the qualifying session. The remaining four positions will be awarded through the provisional process.

NASCAR group qualifying is in place for this event. Qualifying order will be determined by each vehicle’s fastest single lap from the official practice session(s). The number of qualifying groups will be determined by NASCAR. Each group qualifying session will be five (5) minutes in duration and the fastest single lap speed of each vehicle will determine starting positions 1st through 20th. Adjustments or repairs may not be made on a vehicle after the vehicle enters the track to begin the qualifying sessions. Vehicles may not return to the track or make any further qualifying laps unless directed to do so by a NASCAR Official. If a vehicle returns to pit road, the vehicle’s qualifying attempt is complete. Once a vehicle’s qualifying attempt is complete, the vehicle must proceed directly to the designated impound area once it enters pit road. Vehicles will be impounded after qualifying and must qualify on race set up. Only minor adjustments will be permitted following qualifying.

The NAPA AutoCare/Roseville Toyota 200 presented by TriCo Welding Supplies & the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame will be 200 laps (66.66 miles).

The maximum tire allotment available for this event is as follows: Four (4) tires for practice, four (4) tires for qualifying and to begin the race for a total of eight (8) tires.

NASCAR PR

After a Sunoco Rookie of the Year campaign filled with checkered flags, Tyler Ankrum can call himself a champion.

The 17-year-old was officially crowned with the 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East title following the Crosley 125 at Dover International Speedway on Saturday morning.

The San Bernardino, California, driver posted four wins, nine top fives and finished inside the top 10 in all but two races. After clinching the title in the previous race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Ankrum finished 11th at Dover to end with an 84-point margin over runner-up Tyler Dippel.

NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series points leader Ruben Garcia Jr. earned his second K&N Pro East victory of the season in the Crosley 125.

To go along with Ankrum’s success, DGR-Crosley captured the championship in their first full season of K&N Pro Series action.

“Every single season you come with high expectations for yourself,” said Ankrum, who had an average finish of 4.8. “Sometimes they don’t come out the way you want, but everything that we dreamt of this year has exceeded more than our expectations. I’m ecstatic.”

RACING-REFERENCE: Crosley 125 Results | Final Standings

Garcia Jr took the lead after a battle with Todd Gilliland ended with Gilliland making hard contact with the front-stretch wall. Form there, Garcia set sail around the Monster Mile, becoming the third Rev Racing driver to win at Dover — joining Bubba Wallace (2011) and Collin Cabre (2015).

Garcia became the seventh driver under the NASCAR Drive For Diversity banner to win a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race earlier this year when he went to Victory Lane in Memphis. Rev Racing, which has fielded the competition team for the program since 2010, has 19 victories.

Garcia joined NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver, Daniel Suarez, as the second Mexican-born driver to win multiple NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races. Ruben Pardo (2006) and Rogelio Lopez (2007) both have one win with the series, respectively.

The win vaulted Garcia into a third place finish in the championship standings. He edged Ronnie Bassett Jr by two points while falling short of Tyler Dippel by one point for second. Dippel did not compete in the Crosley 125 after parting ways with DGR-Crosley last week.

New Hampshire winner Brandon McReynolds challenged Garcia for several laps before settling for second.

Derek Kraus rallied for a third-place finish. Kraus sits fourth in the K&N Pro West championship battle, just seven points from second-place with two races remaining.

The top five was rounded out by 15-year-old Sam Mayer and defending series champion, Harrison Burton. Mayer was fasted in practice Friday and Burton won the pole later in the day, before weather pushed the race to Saturday.

Anthony Alfredo was sixth, followed by Ryan Vargas, Chase Cabre, Ronnie Bassett Jr and Dillon Bassett.

The Crosley 125 will air on NBCSN on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. ET.

Ankrum and DGR-Crosley will be honored along with NASCAR K&N Pro Series East top finishers and special awards winners at the NASCAR Awards Charlotte on Friday, Dec. 7.

NASCAR PR

Christian Eckes (No. 15 JBL Audio Toyota) scored his third career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory with a dominant performance in Saturday's rain-delayed Shore Lunch 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway. Eckes led 171 of the race's 200 laps, including the final 42 en route to the win.
 
Eckes, who started from the General Tire Pole after setting a track record in qualifying, retook the lead on the final restart from Chase Purdy (No. 8 Bama Buggies Toyota), who won the race off pit road during the fourth and final caution flag of the night. From there, Eckes built an 11.47 second lead at the finish, a half-lap on the 0.686-mile oval.
 
"I really should give all the credit to my crew chief Kevin Reed and the guys on the team," Eckes said in victory lane. "They gave me the best car I've ever had. I was just the lucky one who got to drive it."
 
Eckes had to work his way back to the front of the field after dropping to sixth after his first pit stop of the night.
 
"It's not like we didn't have to work for it," Eckes said. "We had a problem on the first pit stop and dropped into the field and the car just went right back to the front."
 
Sheldon Creed (No. 28 United Rentals/Hardees Toyota) finished second, clinching the 2018 Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge championship.
 
"It's weird to be that strong in practice and not be over in victory lane," Creed said. "Every time we've been that good this season we've ended up winning. But we locked up the short track challenge championship and now we can look ahead to Kansas and clinch the overall championship too."
 
Creed accumulated 2070 points in the SCSTC to win the eleven-race championship-within-a-championship by 35 points over Zane Smith (No. 41 LaPaz Margarita Mix/ICON Vehicle Dynamics Toyota). Purdy was third, 60 points behind. 
 
Creed leaves Lucas Oil Raceway with a 425 point lead over Zane Smith (No. 41 LaPaz Margarita Mix/ICON Vehicle Dynamics Toyota) in the battle for the overall series title.
 
Purdy finished fourth with Carson Hocevar (No. 35 KBR Development Chevrolet) in fifth.
 
The start of the race was bumped up by an hour due to the thread of inclement weather, which struck just as the field took the one to go signal. After a two-and-a-half hour rain delay, the race started with the first six laps run under the caution flag.
 
The only on track incident of the night that drew a caution flag was an accident in turn two that involved Kaden Honeycutt (No. 43 C&S Trailers Ford) and Harrison Burton (No. 12 Morton Buildings Toyota) as they battled for the eighth position. Both were able to continue, albeit with damage.
 
There were a total of four caution flags for 29 laps. There were five lead changes among three drivers. The race took one hour, 34 minutes and 33 seconds to complete at an average speed of 87.07 miles per hour.
 
The next event of the season for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is the season finale, the Kansas ARCA 150 at Kansas Speedway on Friday, October 19. ARCARacing.com will have live timing & scoring, track updates and scanner audio through the day. Broadcast details, including network and start time, will be released soon.
 
ARCA Racing PR
Due to an incoming cold front and potential for inclement weather, officials from the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and Track Enterprises have moved the start of tonight's Shore Lunch 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway up by one hour with the green flag at 6 pm ET. The race will be shown live for registered users on ARCARacing.com.
 
Christian Eckes will start from the General Tire Pole for the second time this season as he looks for his third win of the season. Current ARCA Racing Series point leader Sheldon Creed will go from third as he looks to lock up the Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge Championship. Chase Purdy, also a contender for the SCSTC, will start from fourth, while the third driver mathematically eligble, Zane Smith, will start seventh.
 
ARCA Racing PR

At just 21 years of age, Loris Hezemans is the outsider in the battle for the Euro NASCAR championship that will take place on October 20-21 at Circuit Zolder in Belgium. The Dutch  rookie sits fourth in points in the ELITE 1 Division, 12 marks behind leader Lucas Lasserre, 10 behind defending champion Alon Day and 8 behind perennial title contender Frederic Gabillon. 

Among the four title contenders, Hezemans definitely is the least experienced, but is probably also the driver coming to Zolder with the biggest momentum following a huge Semi Finals weekend at Hockenheim in which he grabbed his first ever NASCAR Whelen Euro Series win. 

The Uccle native is confident he can have his say in the fight for the Euro NASCAR ring.

“I honestly didn’t expect to find myself in this situation at the beginning of the season, but we’re back in title contention and we’re the ones chasing them down. There’s nothing to lose now, let’s see what we can get out of it,” said Hezemans, who is also leading the Junior Trophy classification. “I’m probably the one feeling less pressure, but it’s not going to be easy. If I have the opportunity to win the championship I will absolutely try to grab it and that will be my sole focus at Zolder. Things change really by the second in racing so I always try to keep an open mind and do my best.”

In his debut season, Hezemans already amassed one win, six top-5s and 7 top-10s. His potential remained unexpressed in the first three races, in which the talented rookie got tangled in a couple of accidents, one of which while he was leading in Valencia, his second NASCAR race ever. From the second Franciacorta race onwards, the progression was impressive both for the driver and the Hendriks Motorsport team and it took Hezemans him just 10 starts to put his name among the 18 drivers who won an ELITE 1 NASCAR race in Europe since 2012.  

The first career win against the best NASCAR drivers in Europe in the Saturday race at Hockenheim was something special for the young Dutch driver.

“It was huge. We knew we had the speed because we led laps already in Valencia, but it took me and Hendriks Motorsport some time to learn and put everything together. I had to learn a lot about the car, the series and the drivers I’m racing against, but from Franciacorta onward we didn’t have a single DNF and we never finished outside the top-10.” said the Dutchman. “Finally we put all the pieces together in Hockenheim and we delivered. That shows not only my progress but also the team’s progress because everything was new for them too.  It was a quick evolution towards being title contenders.” 
The plan to become Euro NASCAR Champion is pretty straightforward for the Hendriks Motorsport driver.

“I think the strategy for the finals will involve trying to grab the pole position as first priority. In Euro NASCAR we have plenty of opportunities to pass, but starting out front is always a big help and that will be my first focus. We’ll focus on qualifying and scoring the best possible result in the first race and then we’ll see from there. I can’t wait,” Hezemans said.

With four contenders representing four different teams and three different countries, surrounded by a spectacular American-themed festival, Hezemans is sure that  the Zolder Finals will be a huge event.

“There’s no doubt about it! I’d recommend everybody to go to Zolder for the Euro NASCAR Finals. Even though I wasn’t competing in the championship in the past I took the time to go to Zolder and it was great. Not a lot of championships bring so many attractions to the track and even if you’re not that much into racing, I’m sure you’ll be entertainment,” concluded Hezemans. 

The Circuit Zolder Finals will be streamed live on will be streamed live on Fanschoice.tv, the EuroNASCAR Facebook page and Youtube Channel, the EuroNASCAR Twitter account, Motorsport.tv and a vast network of websites and social media profiles across the globe beginning on Saturday, October 20 with qualifying and two exciting NASCAR races.

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TravelCenters of America LLC (“TravelCenters”) (Nasdaq: TA) crowned Tom McCrimmon of the Joe Gibbs Racing, #20 team, Grand Champion of the 2018 TA Truck Service Challenge at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 30.

The Challenge, a competition for professional transport drivers affiliated with the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, began in February and included six competitions in 2018. In each competition, drivers earned a combined score for their maneuverability skills in a timed course and their knowledge of Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations on a written exam.

The driver with the highest score at each competition was named the winner and took home a $1,000 prize. Points earned by drivers at each competition throughout the Challenge were cumulative and determined the Grand Champion. Competition was exceptionally high during the 2018 season, which brought together the largest field of competitors in the 25-year history of the Challenge.

In addition to winning the Grand Champion trophy, Tom McCrimmon took home the grand prize of $25,000. Finishing in second place, Brendan Greene, Joe Gibbs Racing, #18, won $10,000 and placing third, Ken Pitcher, Joe Gibbs Racing, #19 won $5,000.

Individual 2018 Driver Challenge competition winners included:

  • Atlanta Motor Speedway - Brendan Greene, Joe Gibbs Racing, #18 hauler driver
  • Texas Motor Speedway - Eric Burgoyne, Champion Tire and Wheel hauler driver
  • Sonoma Raceway - Jamie Price, Joe Gibbs Racing, #18 hauler driver
  • Kentucky Speedway - Josh Collins, Joe Gibbs Racing, #11 hauler driver
  • Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Brendan Greene, Joe Gibbs Racing, #18 hauler driver
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway - Michael Hutton, Jeremy Clements Racing, #51 hauler driver

“The Driver Challenge is a wonderful forum to recognize the skills and dedication of the men and women who transport goods across the U.S.,” said Skip McGary, TA Executive Vice President. “We are proud to announce that we will continue to highlight their expertise and again sponsor the Challenge in 2019.”

For more information please see www.tatruckchallenge.com.

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