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SUPER PICKS FOR THE SUPER BOWL…ALMS Drivers Offer There Picks

January 31, 2009

Autocon’s Chris McMurry, like others in the Series paddock, are taking Arizona on Sunday in the Super Bowl…
With Super Bowl XLIII now only a day away, a few drivers from the American Le Mans Series paddock shared their opinions and predictions on the NFL’s biggest game of the season.

Johnny O’Connell, Corvette Racing
Corvette C6.R (GT1)
“I’m going with Arizona. I lived there six years working for the Bondurant School. You have to like (Kurt) Warner at quarterback. That’s a great good-guy story. Plus it’d be nice to see someone new win it.”

Chris McMurry, Autocon Motorsports
Lola B06/10-AER (LMP1)
(A business owner in the Phoenix area) “I’m pulling for the Cardinals. They’ve been in town here for 20 years, and anything that has been in your life for 20 years grows on you. It’s a universal thing here…the way people reacted to how they have been doing lately and how people were reacting to them previously. A lot of people were indifferent. You’ve been let down so many times. It really looked like at the end of the season that they would do what they do every year – let you down. Then all of a sudden great things start to happen, then again, then a third time and then ‘We have something here!’ Listen Now

Craftsman Renews Official Tool’s of NASCAR

January 31, 2009

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Craftsman has announced a sponsorship renewal to be the “Official Tools of NASCAR” through 2013, building on a 14-year relationship with the sport.

“We’ve enjoyed a long and successful association and we look forward to building on the heritage of Craftsman in NASCAR,” Craftsman brand manager Mike Cassar said. “NASCAR shows trust in our tools and that parallels the loyalty our customers have shown in making Craftsman their trusted brand of choice.”

With the renewal of the “Official Tools” status, Craftsman will return as presenting sponsor of the Sprint Cup Series Pit Crew Challenge, which is held at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., during the All-Star Week in May. Listen Now

The No. 88 Chevrolet Team of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

January 31, 2009

Whenever new members join the family that is the No. 88 Chevrolet team of Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick Motorsports, crew chief Tony Eury Jr. welcomes them with a stern warning.

Soaring expectations
Dale Earnhardt Jr. admits he was apprehensive going into last season. But this year, he says the team must perform when the stakes are high.

“You guys are going to get more attention, you’re going to get talked about more, when you do wrong you’re going to get that magnified. When you do good, that’s going to get magnified, too — but you’ve got to be able to take both, because you’re going to get both. It’s not going to be one or the other. Both of ‘em are coming, so just be prepared,” Eury said he tells the new recruits. Listen Now

2008 V8 STOCK CAR SEASON IN REVIEW

January 31, 2009

 
The V8 StockCar Road Racing Series’ 2008 season, its’ fifth anniversary, was an unqualified success story.  Despite a serious economic slowdown and sky high fuel prices,  V8 racers still found their way to track.  Two venues, VIR and Daytona experienced their largest, most talented fields ever.  All of the ten race weekends were well attended and with the best competition ever.
 
Winning in any V8 StockCar class got a whole lot tougher in 2008, taking nothing less than a professional effort to get the job done.  Former Grand Am Champion
Dave Machavern showed up to do battle in V8 GT-1 in his Tommy Riggins built C6 Corvette and quickly demonstrated he was going to be the man to beat. Listen Now

2009 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Preview: Jason Meyers

January 31, 2009

Concord, NC— January 30, 2009—Jason Meyers sole focus entering last season was to contend for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship, which he did all year long. He led the series championship standings for the first time in his career and also won a career-high nine overall races with the series en route to a runner-up finish in the final points.

 Meyers has one goal this year and that is to win the World of Outlaws championship. That quest begins at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida on February 6 in the 38th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH. He won during the event last season and finished in the Top-Five in all five feature events he competed in. Listen Now

PGM Racing Announces 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Rookie Campaign With Driver Stephan McCurley

January 31, 2009

Porter, TX PGM Racing team owner Donny Kelley has announced that 18 year old Texas late model champion Stephan McCurley will drive his #03 PGM Racing Chevrolet in the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series.

 The team will debut at the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 ARCA event at the Daytona International Speedway on February 7th.   They plan to race the full season in an effort for Stephan to compete for the Rookie of the Year title. This will be the first ever ARCA race for this newly formed team and rookie driver. They will be under the guidance of veteran crew chief Travis Sharpe.  PGM team owner Donny Kelley is no stranger to the series, having competed last season as a driver with a top 20 finish in the final ARCA RE/MAX point standings.

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WORK ‘N WOODY READY FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF “JUST PUSH ’N OFF”

January 31, 2009

By Eric Malies

Deming, NM— January 30, 2009—Eric Malies is proud to announce that Work ‘N Woody, the official Push Truck and Safety vehicle of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is ready for the 2009 season to begin. With the retirement of my parents (Art & Carol) at the end of the 2008 season after receiving the first ever “Outlaw Award” at the World of Outlaws season ending awards ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina, a new beginning for Work ‘N Woody was born. As the new owner and operator of Work ‘N Woody, I am very excited for the new season to start.  After spending the off season in Deming, New Mexico preparing Woody for another grueling season chasing the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, I am excited to say that Woody is ready and roaring to go. Listen Now

Ward to Appear at 2009 Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show

January 31, 2009

Hey Ya’ll,
 
I’ll be attending the 2009 Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show , one of the largest outdoor shows in the country, on February 10-11 in Harrisburg, PA.  The Show runs from February 7-15 at the State Farm Show Complex.  
 
I’ll stay busy signing autographs each day from 2-4, and meeting with people to talk about the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation and how Ward Burton Enterprises can help companies drive their business in 2009.  I may even sit in on a deer panel or two!
 

If you are planning on going, I am looking forward to seeing each and every one of you there.

Regards,
 
Ward Burton

January 29, 2009

 

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Phoenix International Raceway

Subway Fresh Fit 600

Saturday April 10 , 2010

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Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by Legacy Credit Union

Birmingham, AL

Sunday, April 11
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Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 Salem Speedway
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Bashas’ Supermarkets 200

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O’Reilly Auto Parts 250

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SAMMY’S BACK: Swindell Returns to the World of Outlaws in 2009

January 29, 2009

Concord, NC—January 28,2009 What is shaping up to be one of the most competitive, if not the most competitive field in the history of the World of Outlaws  just got even stronger, with the announcement by three-time series champion Sammy Swindell that he will return to the series full-time in 2009 to battle for his fourth title.

Swindell, who claimed World of Outlaws titles in 1981 and 1982 as well as 1997, will pilot the No. 10 Maxim for Tom Rolfe Racing with Don Ott power. The team is based in Chico, California, but will be run out of Swindell’s shop in his home state of Tennessee. The 2006 inductee into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame ran a number of races for the team last season on the West Coast, winning at Placerville Speedway in California and finishing fifth in the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway. Listen Now

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