Thursday, April 23, 2015

2015 Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown
#nascar racing on a Thursday

The Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown began in 2008 at Southside Speedway, a local short track near Hamlin's hometown of Chesterfield, Virginia. The event moved to Richmond in 2011 and then moved to South Boston, VA in 2014. 

2015 Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown #nascar

Proceeds from the eighth-annual Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, presented by FedEx, will go to support the Denny Hamlin Foundation, which has donated $150,000 in grants while helping to fund the Denny Hamlin Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU and also supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited Therapeutics Development Center at VCU.

2014 Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown was won by Matt Bowling, who beat NASCAR Cup Drivers Kyle Busch (4th), Matt Kenseth (5th), and Denny Hamlin (8th). Matt Waltz who finished second, led the first 195 laps. Bowling took and kept the lead on lap 196. The 200 lap event was marked by ten cautions for a total of 67 laps.

Today’s race is expected to air as a one-hour special in May amid the network’s coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

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Event Hashtag #DHSTS2015

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Click here to Enter to Win A Shirt And Hat From The 2015 Kyle Petty Charity Ride autographed by NASCAR Celebrity Kyle Petty!

Monday, April 20, 2015

NASCAR Embarks on Third Annual
Race to Green Effort

Week-Long Campaign Highlights How Industry is Helping to Protect the Environment;

Fans Can Track Their Environmental Impact at

NASCAR Goes Green

To commemorate one of the most innovative and holistic sustainability platforms in the country, NASCAR® announced its third annual NASCAR Race to Green™ initiative. Beginning today and culminating with Saturday’s TOYOTA OWNERS 400 at Richmond International Raceway, NASCAR Race to Green will build awareness around the programs the governing body, industry and multiple partners have created to help protect and preserve the environment.

This year, NASCAR and the Environmental Protection Agency are inviting fans to measure their environmental impact at and receive tips from Official Partners on how to reduce their carbon footprint. NASCAR drivers will reward select fans who complete the online tool with personalized messages on social media using the campaign’s hashtag #NASCARGreen.

"NASCAR has the largest renewable energy, recycling and clean air programs in sports, but our sustainability platform is also about empowering fans to adopt new green-friendly behaviors," said Brent Dewar, NASCAR chief operating officer. "NASCAR Race to Green celebrates the collective efforts of our industry and partners while teaching fans how they can contribute to a cleaner environment."

Since 2008, NASCAR Green has planted enough trees to completely offset carbon emissions for all NASCAR national series racing for the past five years, plus the next 40 years; put more than seven million competition miles on Sunoco Green E15, a biofuel blended with 15 percent American-made ethanol from American-grown corn; and features some of the largest renewable energy projects in the world, including Pocono Raceway’s 3MW Solar Farm, the track’s primary electric energy source powering more than 250 homes.

Recent research shows NASCAR Green initiatives align with fan values. According to Experian Marketing Services’ 2014 Simmons National Consumer Study, two out of three NASCAR fans agree that each person has a personal obligation to be environmentally responsible, and four out of five fans indicate their household recycles. Additionally, a 2014 study commissioned by NASCAR and conducted by Toluna revealed that NASCAR fans are over 75 percent more likely than non-fans to support the use of ethanol blended with gasoline to fuel their own cars.

During NASCAR Race to Green week the color green will be prominently displayed on race vehicles and at tracks across NASCAR national series, NASCAR Home Tracks and International Series. The NASCAR Green mark will be featured on the A-post of race cars, pit boxes, hauler flags and NASCAR officials’ uniforms. Drivers Austin Dillon and Elliott Sadler will run green-themed paint schemes during the weekend’s national series events.

NASCAR Race to Green will also highlight the sustainability efforts of NASCAR Official Partners, who work closely with NASCAR, year-round, to amplify the reach of NASCAR Green. While NASCAR Green initiatives have and will continue to span the entire year, the following additional activities will take place throughout this week-long effort:
  • American Ethanol will celebrate five years as a NASCAR Official Partner and more than seven million miles of racing on Sunoco Green E15, the equivalent of almost 30 trips from the earth to the moon.
  • As part of national "Comcast Cares Day," NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers will join nearly 200 volunteers from Comcast for a cleanup project at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Richmond.
  • Mobil 1 will work with NASCAR to provide lubricant technology expertise to the broadcast compound power generators and vehicle.
  • Chevrolet will come together with Pocono Raceway and NASCAR Green to build sustainable habitats for threatened bats by repurposing recycled Chevrolet Volt battery covers. At Pocono Kids day in June local children will be able to visit the Team Chevy display and build a habitat.
  • Ford’s 20,000-square-foot display at Richmond International Raceway will "go green" and feature its line of hybrid and electric vehicles.
  • At the track each weekend Toyota Tundras house the Air Titan 2.0, NASCAR’s innovative track-drying system. The Air Titan 2.0 consumes 78 percent less fuel per hour and emits 80 percent less CO2 per hour than its predecessor. Additionally, Toyota will feature a Toyota Prius Hybrid at its at-track display, Toyota PitPass.
  • As part of a food waste diversion initiative, Richmond International Raceway, together with Sustainable America, will donate unused food to local food banks and compost used food items.
  • NASCAR and Daytona International Speedway (DIS) employees will come together on Earth Day to plant trees at Lenox Park in Daytona Beach, Floriday, in continued support of NASCAR Green’s "Clean Air Tree Planting Program" which plants trees in reforestation projects across the country.
  • A comprehensive recycling effort has accounted for approximately 120,000 Goodyear tires recycled across NASCAR’s top three national series each year; more than 200,000 gallons of oil at tracks and team shops recycled annually by Safety-Kleen; and more than 25 million bottles and cans cumulatively recycled over the past six years through collaborations with Coca-Cola and Coors Light.

For more information about NASCAR Race to Green, visit

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Gilliland Hit 300 At Martinsville

Gilliland finished Martinsville one lap down in twenty-fifth position.  He is currently twenty-fifth in the #NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Point Standings. 

He currently drives the No. 38 Ford Fusion for Front Row Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Born in Riverside, California, he is the son of former Cup and Winston West driver Butch Gilliland.  His teenaged son Todd is just starting his racing career.

Butch, David, and Todd Gilliland - Grandfather, Father, Son

#NASCAR Drivers Giving Back
Great Job Smoke!

This is one of the reasons NASCAR Race Mom Loves #NASCAR

We received a package from Tony Stewart! It was delivered by a couple of Vincennes Police Officers, DJ Halter, and Ben Hammond. Thank you so much! Nathan loved it.

Posted by Nathan's Courageous Battle on Saturday, 18 April 2015

Great Job Smoke!  



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Nominate Now for the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award #nascar

Do you know of a great volunteer making an impact in the lives of children? Everyone is encouraged to nominate an outstanding volunteer in your community for The NASCAR Foundation's Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award presented by Nationwide, the sport's highest community service honor.

 Learn more and nominate at by May 8, 2015! 

So what is the award process? Why does YOUR support matter? From the collective nominations made by NASCAR fans like you, four finalists will be selected and announced in the fall of 2015, and the winner - determined by online fan vote - will receive a $100,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation to the children's charity they represent. And since the award's inception in 2011, The NASCAR Foundation has awarded $700,000 to charities in honor of 16 remarkable finalists. That is more than 52,000 children helped by the donations made to the charities they support!

Plus, they have made it is easy for you to spread the word to your contacts. Just use the below sample tweet and post to encourage your social network contacts to submit their nominations!

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Do you know a NASCAR fan championing a kid's cause? Nominate your volunteer for @NASCAR_FDN @nationwide88 #BJFHAward.

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Hey #NASCAR Friends, The NASCAR Foundation's Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award presented by Nationwide honors volunteers that dedicate themselves to improving the lives of children through a charitable organization. Nominate your everyday champion making a difference #forthekids today by visiting #BJFHAward

Monday, April 13, 2015

#NASCAR Sprint Cup Team Cheat Sheet

Tony Stewart,  Danica Patrick, Kevin Harvick,and Kurt Busch

Hendrick Motorsports = Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Joe Gibbs Racing = Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch
Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Greg Biffle, and Trevor Bayne

Team Penske = Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski
Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski

Richard Childress Racing = Ryan Newman, Austin Dillon and Paul Menard
Ryan Newman, Austin Dillon and Paul Menard

Michael Waltrip Racing = Clint Bowyer's, Brian Vickers and Michael Waltrip
Clint Bowyer, Brian Vickers and Michael Waltrip

Chip Ganassi Racing = Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray
Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray

Furniture Row Racing = Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
Richard Petty Motorsports = Aric Almirola and Sam Hornish Jr.
Aric Almirola and Sam Hornish Jr.

JTG Daugherty Racing = AJ Allmendinger
AJ Allmendinger

Tommy Baldwin Racing = Alex Bowman
Alex Bowman

BK Racing = Jeb Burton and J.J. Yeley
 Jeb Burton and J.J. Yeley

Wood Brothers Racing = Ryan Blaney
Ryan Blaney

Front Row Motorsports = Cole Whitt, David Ragan and David Gilliland
Cole Whitt, David Ragan and David Gilliland  

Germain Racing = Casey Mears
Casey Mears

HScott Motorsports = Justin Allgaier and Michael Annett
Justin Allgaier and Michael Annett 

Leavine Family Racing = Michael McDowell
Michael McDowell