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The annual free-to-the-public practice session set for Saturday, March 30, 2019 will kick off the 57th consecutive season of stock car racing at Grandview Speedway. That practice, which is scheduled to start at noon, is open to all forms of racing competition.

Once again the one-third-mile banked clay track will be operated by the Rogers family and will again carry a NASCAR sanction.

The first racing event of the new season will be the 2nd Annual Bruce Rogers Memorial rewarding the winner with $7,500. The 50-lapper will feature the Small Block Modifieds against the Big Block racers. The race is set for Saturday, April 6th and is run in memory of the man who was instrumental in building the track along with his father and then making it the huge success it has become. The first annual Bruce Rogers Memorial was won by NASCAR Camping World Series and dirt Modified standout Stewart Friesen.

The biggest race of the season, the "Granddaddy of Major Modified Races", the 49th annual Freedom 76, which paid more than $25,000 to winner Duane Howard is back on the schedule for Saturday, September 21st with a September 28th rain date.

Opportunities for event sponsorship along with billboard and track magazine advertising are available for the 2019 season. Full information can be had through Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A complete 2019 schedule will be released in the near future.

Information updates can be had at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or at the track telephone number 610.754.7688.

Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown.

Chase Briscoe’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series win came in spectacular fashion on Saturday at NASCAR’s newest track. Briscoe’s flawless performance in the Drive for the Cure 200 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina saw the Stewart-Haas Racing rookie become the first driver to tame the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL™.

Briscoe led a race-high 33 laps and held off road-racing veteran Justin Marks with polesitter Austin Cindric third. Cindric dominated Stage 1 before a late spin gave Daniel Hemric the lead. Hemric led the way in Stage 1 and appeared to be on course for his first Xfinity Series victory before he overshot Turn 17 in the closing laps while chasing Briscoe, who pulled away from Marks to register his first victory.

Ryan Preece and points leader Christopher Bell completed the top five at the finish. Hemric fell to 15th after his Turn 17 mistake, but rallied to finish 10th.

CHASE BRISCOE, No. 98 Ford Performance Ford (Race Winner): “My family never had the money or anything, so I never thought stock-car racing was even a possibility. I just moved down here, was sleeping on couches, volunteering at race shops. I somehow convinced the Cunninghams to let me drive their ARCA car two years ago. Won the championship there and then last year got to drive for Brad Keselowski. … Now to be an Xfinity winner, I never expected to even get a chance to run in any of the top three series in NASCAR. It's been such a blessing, just to get to drive for my hero, Tony Stewart, growing up in Indiana and being a sprint car guy. Tony was my hero, my idol. To get a call from him in Victory Lane with that team is so unbelievable. … The past couple days, I was just way off. We were surprised to even make the final round today in qualifying. I knew when the race would start, I would get better and learn around guys. But honestly, I don't think the crew chiefs or anybody would thought tires be such a big deal. As a driver, I never expected to be that much loss of forward drive. Once I felt that, I tried to make sure the rear tires never spun no matter what I did. I may have given up a little time coming off the corner, but I'd make it back up down the straightway. I felt like that was why I was better at the end of the run.”

JUSTIN MARKS, No. 42 Chevrolet Accessories Chevrolet (Finished 2nd): "These courses are always challenging for these series to put on because of the confines of the oval. Given that, I think it was great, it was awesome. I was really excited to come in here because it’s so different. If we are going to reinvigorate this fan base, we are going to have to do things like this. I really applaud the effort of everyone who put this track together. The track itself is challenging. These cars are heavy and there’s not a lot of tire touching the track and they have a ton of horsepower, so to go to these tracks like this it is really, really challenging. They did a good job paving the infield. It is a really challenging course. The drivers want the challenge to be hard for them. The corners are tight and we got the things wound up to 160 mph on the oval.”

AUSTIN CINDRIC, No. 22 MoneyLion Ford (Finished 3rd): “If I didn’t spin out there (in Stage 1) I would be four or five points ahead of the (playoff) cut line. So, there are some mistakes there that have to be minimized. From the playoff perspective, me and Daniel (Hemric) were the two fastest cars. We both made mistakes that cost us a better finish. You’ve got to have a car that can go on the switchback stuff and make up time in those places. I was trying to make up time in the aggressive spots.

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To purchase Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 tickets, can call 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or shop online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. Kids’ tickets cost just $10.

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Sonoma Raceway will return to the circuit’s historic 12-turn, 2.52-mile road-course layout for the 2019 Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR weekend as part of its upcoming 50th anniversary celebration, raceway officials announced today.

The full track layout, which was originally unveiled when the raceway opened in 1968, incorporates the raceway’s signature sweeping downhill corner known as “The Carousel.” The Carousel plunges from Turn 4, down through Turns 5 and 6 and navigates a more than 200-degree radius turn before dropping onto the raceway’s longest straightaway into the Turn 7 hairpin.

“The Carousel is a corner where history has been made, and as we celebrate the half century of track history in 2019, we are excited to re-introduce this signature turn on the Sonoma Raceway circuit,” said Steve Page, Sonoma Raceway president & general manager.  “We look forward to seeing a new generation of racers battle through this challenging corner and create moments fans will remember 50 years from now.”

The Carousel has been the site of many memorable moments in the raceway’s history, including Dale Earnhardt’s critical pass of Mark Martin in 1995 resulting in the Intimidator’s first-ever NASCAR road-course victory.

“Innovation and exceeding expectations is in the DNA of SMI. This is something fans and drivers have been talking about for years, and we are excited to bring it to them, particularly as part of the track’s 50th anniversary,” said Marcus Smith, CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc.

NASCAR utilized the full 12-turn course beginning with its first Pacific Coast Late Model Division race at then-Sears Point Raceway in 1969 through numerous Cup Series, West Series, Southwest Series and Truck Series events until 1997. Since 1998, NASCAR has competed on a shorter, 1.99-mile configuration, which utilized a bypass connecting Turns 4 and 7 known as “The Chute.” The 2019 Toyota/Save Mart 350 is expected to run 85 laps and the race distance will remain 350 kilometers.

“The carousel adds a technical aspect to the track that will be a challenge for the drivers. I’m looking forward to the FOX broadcasts of the race weekend next year and analyzing how the teams deal with this new challenge,” said Gordon, a five-time Sonoma winner.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Sonoma Raceway for the 2019 Toyota/Save Mart 350, June 21-23. Sonoma Raceway will celebrate its 50th anniversary season throughout the year and will announce additional plans in the coming months. For more information on upcoming raceway events or to secure tickets for 2019, visit www.sonomaraceway.com or call 800-870-7223.

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Excessive track flooding from heavy overnight rain has forced the management of Mahoning Valley Speedway to postpone the weekend of activities that were planned for Saturday and rain-dated for Sunday.

Even though the weather has improved the situation remains with the overflow from the creek that runs adjacent to the back straight. Water has spilled over onto the staging area and also covered most of the track.

There is huge task of continuous pumping and with the diversity of classes that were to be presented it was decided to postpone the show until after Octoberfast.

At this time a viable date is being sought that will be favorable to all and will be announced ASAP. Mahoning Valley Speedway apologizes for any inconvenience that may have occurred.

The Dirt Modifieds have now been added to Octoberfast. The winner of the 50-lap race will earn $1000. More information will be forthcoming.

For additional news and updates log onto www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com or Facebook.

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“Silly Season” was in full swing on Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Two of NASCAR’s most popular rising stars announced plans to move to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. Kannapolis, North Carolina, native Daniel Hemric will drive Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 Chevrolet next year, while Ryan Preece will fulfill a lifelong dream when he takes over the driving duties for JTG Daugherty Racing's No. 47 Chevrolet.

“So many people want to have this opportunity and they work their whole lives for it,” Hemric said. “Going through this process, everybody who’s followed my career from racing the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte to super late models, whatever it was, everyone knows I’ve tried to make the most out of whatever those situations were. Being in this spot today is a testament to the people who gave me a shot. I always had faith that it would work out … It’s incredibly humbling to know that this is my family moving forward.”

Hemric – who is chasing the NASCAR Xfinity Series title – will make his second career Monster Energy Cup Series start aboard Childress’ No. 8 Chevrolet in Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL™ 400.

“I’ve been watching Daniel since he was a young boy here racing Bandoleros and Legend Cars, I saw the talent then that Daniel had,” Richard Childress said. “Austin and Ty (Dillon) have been trying for years to get him to drive for us. I think back at the other drivers we’ve had, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, Austin and Ty, I saw their talent when they were young and we were fortunate to put them in cars that helped them win races. … Daniel falls in that group. He has all the talent and he will win races and compete for championships in the future.”

Preece, a short-track ace from Hartford, Connecticut, will replace A.J. Allmendinger in the No. 47. Preece caught the eye of JTG Daugherty Racing team owner Tad Geshickter and competition director Ernie Cope when he raced in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Upon checking Preece's background, they learned he was a hands-on driver who worked on his own cars.

"He builds, drives and works on his own equipment," Cope said. "That's the mold I'm looking for; that's a race car driver. He's done it his whole life. Every time I called him, he's in the shop. He gets terrible phone reception and he's hard to get a hold of, but he's always underneath that race car. That's all he does is race."

Preece cut his teeth on the Whelen Modified Tour, winning the 2013 championship. He has 22 victories in 155 Modified starts, including two wins this season. Preece raced full time in the Xfinity Series for JD Motorsports in 2016 before joining Joe Gibbs Racing on a part-time basis in 2017. Preece won Xfinity Series races at Iowa in 2017 and at Bristol this season.

A short-track racer earning a spot in NASCAR's top series is a feel-good story, especially for racers across the country who have dreams of making it big in the sport. It also tells of Preece's perseverance and never-say-die attitude. His advice to fell short-track racers: Keep fighting.

"If you're going to fall down that hole of 'money, money, money,' you'll never make it," Preece said. "I'm not saying it's easy – it's not. There were a lot of nights I didn't know what was going to happen, I didn't know what my future was going to be, I didn’t know if I could even make it to this level. I was going to try, though. I was going to try like hell.

"Really, my advice is do what you think is right. Don’t let somebody tell you that you can’t do it. I had somebody tell me a few years back that basically you have to wait in line and that there are people paying or whatever and I just looked at that and I said, 'You know what, I’m going to use that as my way of finding a way to prove them wrong.' I wanted to do it for me, but it was also to prove to people like me are out here."

Geshickter noted that he tried to sign Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman before they became stars, but for one reason or another couldn't get them in his cars. But he wouldn't make that mistake with Preece.

"I’ve made all the wrong decisions you could, so I’m not as dumb as I look," Geshickter said. "When Ryan (Preece) came through and said he had an interest, it was a no-brainer just to say, 'We are not going to make that mistake again.' I put him in that level of game-changer.”

Geshickter also announced the team, which also includes Chris Buescher in the No. 37 Chevy, would use engines from Hendrick Motorsports next season.

Truex Gives Pollex Some Pace Car Advice

Martin Truex Jr., the defending Bank of America fall race winner and reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, hopes to have a special Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 weekend. Nothing could cap it off quite like a victory – but Truex has higher-than-usual hopes of winning the pole in Friday’s Bojangles’ Qualifying.

The driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota is gunning for the pole in part because his longtime partner, ovarian cancer survivor Sherry Pollex, is the honorary Toyota Camry pace car driver. And, while Truex admitted on Friday that he’s still learning Charlotte’s 17-turn, 2.28-mile ROVAL™, he didn’t hesitate to offer Pollex some advice on how to lap NASCAR’s newest track.

“I basically told her to stay on the track,” Truex said. “Sounds easy, right? I told her to stay on the track, stay off the brakes and see how it goes. Hopefully I can get the pole so before the race starts I can give her a little tap or a fender rub.”

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NASCAR has partnered with Dover International Speedway to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) and recognize the work of Aurora Colin, one of the founders of the Hispanic American Association of Delaware (HAAD), for her many contributions to the Hispanic community of Delaware.

Colin studied dance at the Escuela Bellas Artes (School of Fine Arts) in Mexico City, performed throughout Mexico, and also worked as a school teacher before moving to Delaware 19 years ago with her husband and son.

In 2014, Colin and Teresa Ayala founded Ballet Folklórico Mexico Lindo to promote Latino artistic expression. Colin also leads HAAD’s Arts & Culture Committee. Colin offers free dance lessons twice a week and the ballet group averages about 30 performances per year at schools, festivals, churches and nursing homes. The dance group received the Delaware Hispanic Award in 2016 and 2018. Colin’s work has been featured in magazines such as Delaware Today and Delaware Hispano.

Colin will be honored before the “Gander Outdoors 400” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 7, where she will receive a donation of $2,500 to help further her efforts in supporting the local community.

“We’re proud to partner with NASCAR to celebrate and recognize Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Mike Tatoian, president and CEO of Dover International Speedway. “Aurora Colin’s life story serves as an inspiration and example to many people and her efforts are impacting hundreds of people throughout the state.”

The Oct. 5-7 NASCAR tripleheader weekend at Dover International Speedway also includes the “Bar Harbor 200” presented by Sea Watch International NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race on Saturday, Oct. 6 and the “Crosley 125” NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Friday, Oct. 5.

For tickets or more information on Monster Mile events, call (800) 441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com. You can also keep up with track activities at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway, or on Twitter and Instagram at @MonsterMile.

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While the greatest drivers in the world will be competing at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 12-14 during the highly-anticipated doubleheader NASCAR Playoff weekend (1000Bulbs.com 500 and Talladega 250), fans will have the opportunity to hit the pavement first and drive their personal car around NASCAR’s biggest and most competitive track earlier in the week during “Drive Days.”

On Tuesday (Oct. 9) and Thursday (Oct. 11), “Drive Days” will offer participants to take their street legal vehicles for three thrilling laps at highway speed behind a Talladega Safety/Pace truck on Talladega’s 2.66-mile, 33-degree high banks for just $50. Times are:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 9: 9 a.m.– noon CDT (Staging begins outside Gate 9 at 8:30 a.m. CDT)
  • Thursday, Oct. 11: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT (Staging begins outside Gate 9 at noon CDT)
    * Drives may be canceled due to track preparations or weather issues

Those interested in participating will need to stage at the outside entrance to Gate 9 which is located at the Turn 3 crossover entrance. Look for directional signage upon arriving on the property.

Other guidelines for “Drive Days” include:

  • TSS Emergency Services will determine the number of vehicles that will be on track at one time
  • Participants that do not abide by TSS rules and regulations will be removed from the race track surface and property
  • Participants/Vehicles observed by TSS Emergency Services or staff dropping back or lagging behind and exceeding the paced highway speed will be removed from the race track surface and property
  • No Passing allowed
  • No vehicles allowed in/on top groove/lane of the race track
  • Participants/Vehicles determined by TSS Emergency Services or Staff unsafe or unfit will not be allowed onto the race track surface
  • Participants must remain in vehicle at all times once they enter the race track surface

Participants behind the wheel must be 19 years of age or older, and once on the track, remain in vehicle at all times. Each vehicle must be equipped with enough seatbelts for all passengers. No motorcycles, RV's or tractor trailers will be allowed on the track. Cash or credit card will be acceptable upon arrival at the Infield Ticket Booth located right next to the staging area. Please note Infield Camping guest(s) that wish to participate in "Drive Days" on Thursday can only exit/re-enter the Infield using North Tunnel within a vehicle that has a Tow Vehicle sticker.”

The “Drive Days” kick off a full week of activity at the historic venue, culminating in two playoff events – the pivotal Talladega 250 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (Saturday, Oct. 13) and the “wildcard” 1000Bulbs.com 500 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (Sunday, Oct. 14). For ticket information, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 855-518-RACE (7223).

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A pair of two-hour practice sessions on Thursday gave NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers their first laps on the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL™ in preparation for Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 200 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Charlotte’s 17-turn, 2.28-mile ROVAL™ road course oval presented a unique set of challenges to drivers taking part in the practice sessions.

Austin Cindric paced the field in the first session, clocking the best lap in one minute, 19.998 seconds at 102.603 miles per hour. Cole Custer was quickest in the second practice with a 103.223-mph run in 1:19.517. Custer ran 25 laps in the second session – the most of all drivers.

Cindric, an accomplished road racer, met with media after the second session and described the ROVAL™ as “its own unique beast."

"You can barely get full-throttle on the infield,” he added. “Even on the oval portions of the track, you’re still hustling the car. There’s a lot happening at one time, so it’s definitely its own unique beast. … I’m sitting here knowing I’m fast, but everyone else is going to go home, look at their computers, stare at their GoPro footage and go over what they learned today. There’s still a lot of work to be done. It’s not a normal weekend. We’ve got a lot more time to prepare.”

Fellow championship contender Justin Allgaier was ninth-fastest in Session 1 and fifth-fastest in Session 2. Allgaier enters the race ranked third in Xfinity Series playoff standings. He’ll chase his sixth victory of the season on Saturday. Like Cindric, Allgaier compared the ROVAL™ to a street course, noting its varying characteristics between the infield portion and the more well-known oval.

“This place is so unique and so different (than other road courses),” Allgaier said. “I look and I see there’s a lot of momentum coming out of here. You want to run good coming out of here.

“It’s going to be interesting how you attack it. If everybody minds their P’s and Q’s, it’s going to be a very fun race. Mistakes are going to be aplenty and being ready to pounce on those situations is going to be important.”

TICKETS:
To purchase Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 or Drive for the Cure 200 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina tickets – which include access to the Saturday night Sammy Hagar and The Circle concert – fans can call the 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or shop online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. Kids 13 and under get in for just $10.

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Fans can connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway and get the latest news by following on Twitter and Instagram, becoming a Facebook fan or downloading the Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.

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Race fans looking to wager on their favorite drivers during Dover International Speedway’s upcoming tripleheader weekend will have the convenience of placing their bets on-site on Oct. 6-7.

A sports betting station will be set up near the Delaware Lottery display, not far from the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, presented by Smithfield, on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The two Dover races available for wagering are the “Bar Harbor 200” presented by Sea Watch International NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race (3 p.m., NBCSN) on Saturday, Oct. 6 and the “Gander Outdoors 400” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race (2 p.m., NBCSN) on Sunday, Oct. 7.

Expected action will include odds on the race winners and season championship winner, as well as head-to-head matchups featuring two drivers and different car manufacturers. Please note that odds will likely not be available during practice sessions and qualifying rounds.

Pro football, baseball, college football, MMA and all other sports wagering will also be offered, including football parlay cards. You must be 21 or older to place a wager.

“We are very pleased to offer our customers the ability to place wagers at this unique tripleheader at Dover International Speedway,” said Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware State Lottery. “It adds a new level of excitement to the event.”

Betting lines are supplied by William Hill, the Delaware Lottery’s risk manager for sports betting. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is an agent of the Delaware Lottery. The Delaware Lottery is a partner of Dover International Speedway, and will have a featured booth located near the FanZone during the tripleheader weekend.

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Race & Sports Book, located inside the casino, will also be open all weekend for sports betting. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 6 and 9 a.m. to midnight on Sunday, Oct. 7. Winning tickets on bets placed at the sports betting station near the Monster Monument can be redeemed there, at the Race & Sports Book, or by following the mailing instructions on the back of the ticket.

The Oct. 5-7 NASCAR tripleheader weekend also includes the “Crosley 125” NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Friday, Oct. 5.

For tickets or more information on Monster Mile events, call (800) 441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com. You can also keep up with track activities at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway, or on Twitter and Instagram at @MonsterMile.

For more information on Dover Downs Hotel & Casino events and offerings, visit doverdowns.com or contact VIP services at 800-711-5882.

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Fans can crank up their racing swag to express their passion for their favorite drivers and track by making a pit stop at one of more than a dozen Fanatics mobile trailers that will be located in Talladega Superspeedway’s Fan Zone during the track’s doubleheader NASCAR Playoff weekend, Oct. 12-14.

Fanatics is the largest retailer for officially licensed sports merchandise, offering an abundant product selection that includes hundreds of items featuring most NASCAR drivers and commodities specific to Talladega Superspeedway.

The Fanatics mobile trailers are only one part of the lively Talladega Fan Zone, which provides an array of exciting activities ranging from music to interactive exhibits that spotlight some of NASCAR’s loyal brands. The Fan Zone will be accessible all three days, which will be headlined by qualifying for the Talladega 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event (Friday, Oct. 12), the Talladega 250 NCWTS Playoff race (Saturday, Oct. 13) along with Foodland/Food Giant Qualifying for the pivotal 1000Bulbs.com 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Playoff race, which will get the green flag on Sunday, Oct. 14.

The action of the Fan Zone, which is scheduled to open on Friday at 9 a.m. till the start of NCWTS qualifying and Saturday/Sunday at 8 a.m. CDT till the drop of the green flag for both events, can be found outside the frontstretch near Turn 4. Fans can get their hands on the latest gear and show pride for a wide variety of drivers, including champions like Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch as well as the “young guns” of Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones, William Byron and Alabama’s own Bubba Wallace.

With so many ways to engage with the NASCAR community in the Fan Zone, fans are free to stroll the area and stock up on everything they need to be ready for the ultimate race day experience, including a headset radio from Racing Electronics where fans can listen to teams and drivers communicate throughout the weekend. More than 25 companies will be onsite and equipped with captivating displays, including racing simulators, a pit stop challenge, selfie stations, show cars and chances to win awesome prizes. These businesses include: 1000Bulbs.com, GEICO, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Ford, Golden Flake, Monster Energy, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Camping World, Cyclops, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, Honda Generators, Inter-Continental Cigar, Swedish Match, Copenhagen, FN America, ST Motorsports, Wind Creek Casino, Jimmy Johns, Papa Murphy’s, Ag-Pro and more.

Talladega Superspeedway’s doubleheader NASCAR Playoff weekend kicks off on Friday with qualifying for the Talladega 250 at 4:35 p.m. CDT. Saturday’s slate includes the running for the Talladega 250 at noon CDT followed by Foodland/Food Giant Qualifying for the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at 3:35 p.m. CDT. Sunday will showcase some of the world’s best drivers dueling it out in the 1000Bulbs.com 500 NASCAR Playoff race, the second (of three) in the Round of 12, where the green flag will wave at 1 p.m. CDT.

For ticket information, fans can visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 855-518-RACE (7223).

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As NASCAR’s drivers continue to ascend towards the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, fans can also partake in a championship climb of their own at the Speedway.

On Saturday, October 20, Homestead-Miami Speedway is hosting the track’s first ever Championship Climb, a charity event where attendees will race up and down the championship track’s grandstands. The stair climb will begin at 8 a.m., and participants will test their endurance for a chance at bragging rights as king of the grandstands.

The Championship Climb will consist of participants running stairs in front of their friends and family while helping raise money for a good cause. Proceeds from the event will benefit Homestead-Miami Speedway’s charitable outreach program, “Driving for a Cause,” which benefits several local youth and education organizations.

Registration costs $35 and includes the following.

  • Participation in the stair climb
  • Chance to win tickets to the Ford EcoBoost 400
  • Refreshments following the event

For more information on Championship Climb, please visit www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com/ChampionshipClimb or call 305-230-5024.

The Championship Climb is a prelude to Ford Championship Weekend as Homestead-Miami Speedway hosts the championship races in all three of NASCAR’s national series. Ford Championship Weekend consists of the Ford EcoBoost 200 (NASCAR Camping World Truck series championship race), Ford EcoBoost 300 (NASCAR XFINITY series championship race) and Ford EcoBoost 400 (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series championship race). Tickets are now available and can be purchased by calling (866) 409-RACE (7223) or visiting www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com.

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