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january 2009

  • Münter joins EM/Hylton Motorsports UPDATE 2:  EM Motorsports and Hylton Motorsports is proud to announce that Leilani Münter has been hired to test the team's 2005 Ford Taurus during this weekend's ARCA Series open test at Daytona International Speedway. James Hylton will be Leilani's mentor and coach throughout the weekend. "I am thrilled to have a driver of Leilani's caliber in our race car. Her proven talent combined with her determination to succeed in this sport is a winning combination in the ARCA Series," said Hylton, "I am looking forward to seeing her race in the ARCA 200 at Daytona on February 7th." (LeilaniMünter.com) (12-19-08)
    UPDATE: Leilani Münter will have sponsorship from Lucky Jeans and Sea World. (BleacherReport.com) (01-24-09)
    UPDATE 2: Leilani Münter is expected to race in 8-10 ARCA events.  She will NOT drive for EM/Hylton Motorsports. (01-29-09)
    CORRECTION: Lucky Jeans and Sea World will not sponsor Münter in the ARCA RE/MAX series. (01-30-09)
  • PGM Racing officially announces McCurley: 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 Racing PR) (01-30-09)
  • D’Hondt Motorsports adds sponsorship: D’Hondt Motorsports, LLC (DMS) announced today the signing of several new product sponsors. [STP Tools, NutriSystem, SCA / TORK, Gunk. Rudy Project, and AIRCAT®.] “With the 2009 racing season about to get underway, we are very fortunate to have these fine companies supporting our efforts. DMS is growing and it says a lot for what we are building and where we are headed in both the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the ARCA REMAX Series, to be blessed with this amount of support in these challenged times,” said DMS - New Business Director, Dan Leon. (D’Hondt Motorsports PR) (01-30-09)
  • Tim Mitchell out at Peterson Motorsports?: [Peterson Motorsports is] looking for a funded driver to run the full season in the car #06. Wayne Peterson will drive the #06 until a funded driver is found. (PetersonMotorsports.net) (01-29-09)
  • Hollenbeck teaming with Hixson at Daytona: Larry Hollenbeck will be behind the wheel of the #23 SWAT Fitness Chevrolet fielded by Hixson Motorsports when the ARCA RE/MAX Series rolls into Daytona International Speedway for the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200. “I am really looking forward to Daytona,” Hollenbeck said Wednesday from his office in Michigan. “We are confident that we have a strong car and engine package. This is a Joe Gibbs car, and it’s the same one we ran at Talladega last fall. We were definitely moving up through the pack before the big wreck happened. If we can stay out of trouble early, and be there at the end, we will have an excellent shot for a great finish. Everyone knows how these restrictor plate races work. Anything can happen.”  Larry Hollenbeck and Hixson Motorsports are looking for marketing partners for the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200. (Hixson Motorsports PR) (01-29-09)
  • Frank Kimmel signs Ansell/Menards: Officials from Ansell Protective Products Inc. and Menards Home Improvement Stores announced today that they will become co-primary sponsors of Frank Kimmel in 2009. "We are pleased to announce a comprehensive, multi-faceted marketing program in conjunction with Menards Home Improvement Stores and ARCA," said Sean Sweeney, Sr. Market Development Manager for Ansell. "Together, Ansell Gloves and Menards have partnered to sponsor nine-time ARCA Champion Frank Kimmel for the 2009 season." (ARCARacing.com) (01-29-09)
  • Buescher driving for Win-Tron Racing at Daytona UPDATE: Texas native James Buescher will be behind the wheel of the No. 32 Toyota Camry in the ARCA RE/MAX Series 200 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 7, 2009. (James Buescher.com) (01-15-09)
    UPDATE: James Buescher will drive Win-Tron's No. 32 entry in 6 ARCA events in 2009. Matt Merrell will be in the car for 14 races. (01-29-09)
  • Drew Herring to attempt both Rockingham races:  [Drew] Herring, the 2008 Hooters Pro Cup rookie champion and Rockingham Speedway race runner-up, said he will drive a Black’s Tire Chevrolet in both ARCA races at Rockingham this year. (FayObserver.com) (01-28-09)
  • Hoddick looking to run six events: [Todd Hoddick Racing] depending on funding, will look to campaign in about six ARCA races to gain experience but not exceed the seven races that constitute a rookie of the year bid. (WNY Auto Racing) (01-24-09)
  • Andy Belmont, Hessert sign Daytona sponsor: Andy Belmont Racing is proud to announce Buddy’s Home Furnishings has signed on as the primary sponsor for the No. 1 Ford Fusion driven by Tom Hessert for the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 ARCA RE/MAX Series race at Daytona International Speedway. “It is exciting to have Buddy’s Home Furnishings and Buddyrents.com with their familiar yellow paint scheme for Daytona, said driver Tom Hessert.” “We were fast in preseason testing and I finished sixth here last season, I am looking for big things from this team and I’m very happy to have such a great company on the car.” (Andy Belmont Racing PR) (01-24-09)
  • Darrell Basham Racing's 2009 plans UPDATE 2: Darrell Basham Racing will attend the upcoming Daytona test, in addition to the races at Daytona and Salem.  The team is working on sponsorship for the remainder of the season and it hopes to make an annoucement soon. (12-05-08)
    UPDATE: [Darrell] Basham announced that he will support the Women's Center of Greater Cleveland (WCGC) for the entire 2009 season, helping to get the word out about the great things the Women's Center does to change the lives of women in need. The Women's Center provides services that allow women to take greater control of their lives physically, emotionally and economically. Basham's no. 34 Chevrolet will be sporting a WCGC Sticker in 2009 and is planning another "Race for Recovery" this year collecting donations for each of the 200 laps raced at the Toledo ARCA 200 on September 4th, 2009 at Toledo Speedway. (Darrell Basham Racing PR) (12-19-08)
    UPDATE 2:  Darrell Basham proudly announced today that Heatwell has signed on to be an associate sponsor for the Darrell Basham Racing Chevrolet for the entire 2009 season. Heatwell is a company based in Canada that provides customers with high quality brand name products and accessories to meet all heating and cooling needs. "We are excited to have Heatwell back with us again this year, we enjoyed working with them in 2008 and hope that we can do them proud in 2009," stated Darrell Basham driver of the #34. (Darrell Basham Racing PR) (01-24-09)
  • Ken Weaver signs with Cunningham for full season:  Cunningham Motorsports announced today that veteran ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Ken Weaver will be the driver of the team's no. 4 Dodge Chargers in 2009. The Dallas, Texas driver hasn't raced in nearly three years. Suffice it to say, he is eager to get back in the groove. "I swear I miss racing more than any of my x-wives," said Weaver. "It's hard to adequately say how much I've missed it. Whenever I get stressed at work, I plug in my in-car camera segments I put over on DVDs and sit and watch the races unfold. "My last experience wasn't good, and I walked away so disappointed. I told myself I'd never do it again. But here I am readier than ever to go again. I've surrounded myself with a great cast of very knowledgeable, first-class people with Cunningham Motorsports. Our main focus is winning the championship, nothing less." A portion of those 'knowledgeable, first-class people' include veteran car owner Kerry Scherer, General Manager Mark Gibson, also a car owner in the series, and renowned/veteran NASCAR crew chief Paul Andrews calling the shots from pit road. Sponsors on the no. 4 Cunningham Motorsports Dodge Chargers will include companies that Weaver owns - 1-800-4-A-Phone and Tricolor. (ARCARacing.com) (01-22-09)
  • Kilgerman part time with Cunningham: Parker Kilgerman will run at least eight races with Cunningham Motorsports in 2009. (ARCARacing.com)(01-22-09)
  • Bell Racing Enterprises announces team: Roger Carter II returns to the ARCA scene but not as a car owner but as a focused and determined driver. Bell Racing Enterprises owned by Sherry Bell has tapped Carter II while also forming an alliance with Jimmy Means Racing to field an entry for Daytona while also planning to make a run for the full 22-race schedule in 2009.  Veteran NASCAR driver and ARCA competitor Carl Long will assist Bell Racing Enterprises for ARCA’s biggest event of the season and serve as crew chief of the No. 54 Evergreen Clean Energy Dodge Charger. “We’re looking forward to Daytona,” said Carter, a native of Sunfield, Michigan. “We weren’t showing everything we had at the test, but we learned an awful lot. ARCA continues to grow and that was evident at the Daytona test. We’re just glad to be apart of the action.” Carter continued, “We hope a full season is on tap for us. We have some great sponsors who have jumped aboard at an prime opportunity despite the economy to breed their awareness into the ARCA RE/MAX Series and our race team. We’re going to give it our best and have a successful season.”  (Bell Racing Enterprises PR) (01-21-09)
  • Brett Butler joins ABR at Daytona: Brett Butler and Andy Belmont Racing have inked a deal to run Brett in the ARCA RE/MAX Series Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona International Speedway on February 7th. Brett comes to Andy Belmont Racing with an extensive short track resume and is looking to gain Superspeedway experience at Daytona. Brett will pilot the No. 14 Ford Fusion.  Barry Owen will be atop the pit box for Butler as he makes his Superspeedway debut. Marketing partners for the No. 14 Ford Fusion will be announced in the coming weeks. (Andy Belmont Racing PR) (01-21-09)
  • Carmichael driving for Harvick at Daytona:  Ricky Carmichael [will] pilot a Monster Energy Chevrolet in the season-opening Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) race at Daytona. (Kevin Harvick Inc PR) (01-21-09)
  • Stringer Motorsports seeking funded driver: Stringer Motorsports and Great Clips Racing are currently looking for funded drivers to compete in a limited schedule in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. (ARCA Classifieds) (01-21-09)
  • Heffner part time in 2009 UPDATE: [J.R.] Heffner has partnered with veteran ARCA competitor Howard Bixman to form BCR Racing, and together they intend to run 6-8 races in 2009. (ARCARacing.com)(12-21-08)
    UPDATE: BCR Racing plans on attempting the season opener at Daytona. Press release. (01-20-09)
  • Lucas Oil re-signs with Gerhart; might run partial schedule: Bobby Gerhart Racing announced today that it has re-signed with Lucas Oil for the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series season. Gerhart will debut the Lucas Oil "Slick Mist" brand on his no. 5 Chevy Monte Carlo at Daytona.  "The 2009 season marks our sixth consecutive season with Lucas Oil," said Gerhart. "We're very proud of our association with Lucas Oil, a company whose longstanding race heritage speaks for itself. We feel like we've given them a good home. Our stuff is very competitive; it's racy looking and provides the right image to promote their products. The wins at Daytona are obviously paramount to the overall success of the partnership."
    AND Gerhart on 2009 plans: "We can't say for sure right now how many races we're going to be able to run; it's still up in the air. Obviously, we want to run for the championship; I still feel like I have it in me to get the job done. But you can't run for the championship if your program can't be what it needs to be. If you look at the last four or five years out there, it's becoming quite clear, financially speaking, what it takes to run for the championship. I suppose if the racing gods line up just right all year long, you can do it for much less; but anymore, the financial side cannot be your Achilles heel. To win a championship here anymore, the financial side cannot be your weakness. (ARCARacing.com) (01-20-09)
  • Will Kimmel to race at Daytona: Will Kimmel will try and follow in his uncle Frank's footsteps in the ARCA Series. Kimmel will attempt the season-opening Slick Mist 250 presented by Lucas Oil. Will is the nephew of nine-time champ Frank Kimmel, and will pilot the No. 44 Kimmel Racing Ford in the 80-lap event. (BleacherReport.com) (01-17-09)
  • Capital City Motorsports signs new development driver: Pro Challenge Series Rookie of the Year standout Kyle Wilson has been named development driver for Capital City Motorsports in seven ARCA RE/MAX Series races for 2009.  Capital City Motorsports and Kyle Wilson will be making a formal announcement on their marketing partners in the coming weeks for the 09' season and beyond.  "Kyle has proven his abilities in the Prochallange Series and we are looking forward to building on that success and taking Kyle to the next level in his career." said team owner Greg Sarff.  Kyle will be driving a stable of Dodges prepared out of the Columbus, Ohio shop. "We have some great organizations supporting Kyle as he enters ARCA, and I'm confident that Kyle will do an outstanding job both on and off the track." said Sarff. (Capital City Motorsports PR) (01-17-09)
  • Black Jack to return? UPDATE: Dexter Bean's family owned team, Black Jack Racing, may return next season. (ARCA Thunder) (11-13-08)
    UPDATE: Catchfence.com has learned BlackJack Racing will return to motorsports competition NASCAR Sprint Cup Series style, beginning with the Daytona 500. We've learned that the team will be sporting the No. 51 on their Dodge Chargers.  BlackJack Racing will field an ARCA RE/MAX Series entry for driver Dexter Bean at Daytona next month. A formal announcement is expected within the next week. (Catchfence.com)(01-17-09)
  • Brad Smith Motorsports might not return full time:  "2009 is looking to be a pivotal year for us.  At this point we cannot look beyond the first five races of the season.  I have been out of work since last May and therefore do not have the outside income to support our racing deal as we have in year's past.  We have talked to numerous potential sponsors but nothing has been formalized yet.  Like most teams, the downturn in the economy is affecting our ability to attract marketing partners.  If that changes, you can count on us to be there full-time for the balance of the season." - Brad Smith (ARCARacing.com) (01-16-09)
  • Brian Scott to drive third Venturini car in season opener: Along with Joey Logano in the No. 25, and Ryan Fischer in the No. 15, Venturini Motorsports will field a third car at Daytona for Brian Scott.  Logano and Scott will be in the team's newly prepared Toyota Camry's and Fischer will pilot a Chevy Monte Carlo SS. Sponsor announcements for both Scott and Logano will be forth coming in the coming weeks. (ARCARacing.com) (01-15-09)
  • Hixson to two cars UPDATE: Hixson Motorsports will run two full time entries in 2009.  The No. 29 driver lineup consists of Ron Cox at short track events and Jeremy Clements at superspeedways. (ARCA Thunder) (10-15-08)
    UPDATE: "For 2009, the Hixson Motorsports #23 will be back for the full season.  We have not yet named a driver, and we are still looking for sponsorship, but we are taking it one race at a time.  Right now, we are getting ready for Daytona. We have a test at Talladega coming up next weekend. Ron Cox is going to shake the car down, then coach a couple of rookie drivers, and one of them may end up in the car for Daytona.  If not, Ron will run Daytona for us.  Just like last year, Ron will run both the dirt races at Springfield and DuQuion in one of our cars.  I would like to name a full time time driver for the 23, but we may be left in a situation where we will use several drivers throughtout the year, depending upon sponsorship.  We currently have 6 cars completed, and 3 more well on their way to being completed.  By the time we get to Salem in April, I expect to have 9 cars sitting here ready to go and we will be buidling a road course car for New Jersey." - Wayne Hixson (ARCARacing.com) (01-15-09)
  • McCurley to drive for PGM Racing UPDATE 2: Stephan McCurley, a driver from the ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour, will compete part time for PGM Racing.  PGM Racing is a newly established team owned by Donny Kelley.  Kelley drove last year for Hixson Motorsports. (12-30-08)
    UPDATE: PGM Racing will use the No. 03 for its entry. (01-09-09)
    UPDATE 2: "Looking ahead to 2009, I decided that I wanted to add car owner to my responsibilities, so I have formed my own team for the upcoming season.  I already had a race shop and some personel in place for our late model efforts, so I would like to announce that I will be fielding cars out of my own PGM Racing shop located in Porter, Texas for the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series season.  We currently have 1 superspeedway car, 2 intermediate cars, and 1 short track car in place that we are preparing.  I will be announcing our driver, sponsors, and car number very shortly, but we are still finalizing all of that, as well as the number of races that we will run.  So, look for another announcement soon about 2009." - Donny Kelley (ARCARacing.com) (01-15-09)
  • RE/MAX leaving ARCA after 2009:Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) and RE/MAX International announced today in a joint statement that the real estate industry leader would end its series title sponsorship of ARCA following the 2009 season. "Economic conditions continue to present challenges to all segments of the business community, and especially those in the real estate industry," said Ron Drager, ARCA President. "The challenge RE/MAX faces led them to inform us of their need to address a change in our relationship." The announcement signals the end of a nine-year run by RE/MAX as ARCA Series title sponsor, among the longest-running motorsports marketing programs of its type. ARCA has crowned a national stock car champion since 1953, and RE/MAX has been the title sponsor of the tour since 2001. The company will reduce its ARCA sponsorship role in 2010 to that of series presenting sponsor. "The leadership RE/MAX has provided to our flagship property and their immense contribution to the ARCA organization will be sincerely missed," Drager continued. "We at ARCA look forward to a great 2009 as the final year of the ARCA RE/MAX Series, and we have begun the search for a new series title sponsor for 2010 and beyond." [NOTE: RE/MAX had announced an extended contract with ARCA through 2011 in 2007.] (ARCARacing.com) (01-14-09)
  • Nur Ali joins Cunningham Motorsports for Daytona: Nur Ali recently announced that he will compete in the February 7 running of the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 ARCA RE/MAX Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Ali, the first and only Asian-American to compete in the series, has partnered with Cunningham Motorsports and will drive the No. 45 A to Z Wholesale Dodge.  It’s an honor and a privilege to once again drive for Cunningham Motorsports at the world famous Daytona International Speedway,” said Ali, a resident of Fort Worth, TX. “Last year, we were very competitive until we were caught up in a wreck. The team and I work very well together and I consider everyone on the team a part of my extended family. They are a class act and one of the most professional teams I’ve ever raced for.” At Daytona, Ali is sponsored by his long time supporters A to Z Wholesale, Tara Energy and Budweiser. Their continued support has allowed Ali to follow his dream of becoming the first Asian-American NASCAR champion. (Ali Motorsports PR) (01-13-09)
  • ESR to field three full time teams OFFICIAL: Eddie Sharp Racing announced that the team would field three full-time programs in the ARCA RE/MAX Series in 2009. Craig Goess will pilot the No. 81 Greenville Toyota Camry  with Patrick Donahue calling the shots from the pit box. Justin Lofton [will] be returning to the ESR stable in 2009 for a full season in the Lofton Cattle entry.  ESR would not, however, reveal who would be driving the remaining full-time team. (ARCARacing.com) (12-06-08)
    OFFICIAL: Justin Lofton returns for a full ARCA RE/MAX Series season at Eddie Sharp Racing behind the wheel of the Lofton Cattle Toyota. "It's great to be back," said Lofton. "I felt that we were gaining momentum at the end of the season last year, which will be a great starting point for this season." Lofton will be pairing up with crew chief Mark Rette, whose experience in the racing industry has led many drivers, including Tony Stewart and Juan Pablo Montoya to victory lane. "I am glad to be a part of Eddie Sharp Racing this season and I think we have an exciting season coming up for Justin and our team," said Rette. "Right now our main focus is running for the championship." (ARCARacing.com) (01-13-09)
  • Fast Track Racing back with Silas OFFICIAL: Fast Track Racing and Bryan Silas will compete in the ARCA series full time next year. (12-09-08)
    OFFICIAL: Bryan Silas is rejuvenated and recharged for a third season of ARCA RE/MAX Series competition which begins in less than a month at Daytona International Speedway.  Silas will return to the ARCA RE/MAX Series full time for the 2009 season driving for Andy Hillenburg. "I'm very thankful and appreciative that despite our current economic conditions, our sponsors have stood behind me and our Fast Track team to give it another shot in the ARCA RE/MAX Series," said Silas. Reuniting with Fast Track Racing in 2009 will be Cal Boprey, who will serve as Silas's crew chief. Boprey held the same role at Fast Track Racing in 2004 with driver A.J. Fike. Since then, he has spent the past several years between the NASCAR Camping World and NASCAR Nationwide Series. Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce P.A., Holland Pump, Oasis, Palm Beach Grading (PBG) and Rockingham Speedway will all sponsor Silas's machine which will once again consist of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Ford Fusion body styles. (ARCARacing.com) (01-13-09)
  • Marc Mitchell looking to return with Penske: The Penske Racing team has picked [Marc Mitchell] up but now he needs some cash to pay for the ride. He's hoping someone comes along with sponsorship dollars in time for him to begin racing for Penske when the ARCA season starts next month. "It's the best opportunity I can have but the worst possible time with the way the economy is," Mitchell said. "I want to say we can get it done but we don't know." Penske agreed to pick him up as a developmental driver, said Mitchell, who was unexpectedly let go by the Billy Ballew Motorsports near the end of the Craftsman season. Penske will give him a ride if he could find a sponsor with at least half a million dollars, Mitchell said. While he waits for a new sponsor, Mitchell has been busy on regional race tracks. He won the season finale at South Georgia Motorsports Park, taking the Late Model division. (Tallahassee.com) (01-12-09)
  • Dustin Delaney announces part time schedule: "We’ve made a decision here at Delaney Motorsports to try some ARCA races this year rather than invest in Late Model equipment that we’ll probably outgrow in a year or so. We’re going to take some off weeks from the Camping World Series East schedule and fill it in. I’m pretty excited about that. I have a lot of fun on the bigger tracks, which the ARCA Series really caters to. We’re not sure which track we’ll start this new plan out at, but when I know, I’ll let you know." [Delaney will compete in 6-8 races in 2009] (DustinDelaney.com) (01-12-09)
  • Coulter to attempt Daytona: Joey Coulter, who tested with BGR at Daytona, is expected to run Gerhart's 7 car in the Daytona opener. (ARCARacing.com) (01-09-09)
  • Thunder 2 Motorsports returning to Daytona: [Ed] Kennedy is spending most of his time in Daytona tending to his business and getting ready for the [Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200].  "I can't wait," said the 53-year-old driver. "Every year I always say it'll probably be my last, but it's just a thrill I can't seem to get out of. I'll probably do it till I just, physically and mentally can't do it anymore. But as long as Ralph (Solhem) provides the opportunity, I'm sure I'll be there, as long as I'm able." Kennedy's Thunder 2 Performance Fluids Chevrolet features sponsors from across Volusia County. "We worked with local businesses to give our neighbors a chance for some great publicity. Daytona Lagoon, Coca-Cola, Sign-A-Rama, J.L. Hag's, Volusia Speedway Park, Barracuda Football Team, and Thunder 2 Performance Fluids are part of our sponsorship program. It's great to be able to support our home county businesses and to have them support us. We're proud of all our special partners. Our team wants to thank everyone involved. We want to do a great job for our sponsors. This team is working hard to have a successful run at Daytona." (ARCARacing.com) (01-09-09)
  • Benning to compete in NASCAR and ARCA UPDATE: Norm Benning Racing will race in NASCAR and ARCA in 2009. The team has not secured a full time sponsor yet. (12-08-08)
    UPDATE: [Norm Benning has] plans to compete in another full ARCA RE/MAX Series season in 2009.  "My ARCA speedway car just came out of the paint shop. I've got a motor already in it, but it's not my best speedway motor. I hurt that last February, but I hope to have it repaired in time for Daytona. If not, we'll improvise like we always do." In addition to [Benning's] plans to run the full schedule in 2009, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania veteran is going to make some NASCAR Camping World Truck Series attempts to help pay the bills.  "I made seven out of eight Truck races last year, and we'll try as many as we can this year. It helps pay the bills. I still love to race so much, you do what you can. In fact, we're going to attempt to make the Cup race at Daytona and the Truck race, plus the ARCA race. That's why I'm down here in Charlotte. The Cup car I bought is in the chassis dyno." (ARCARacing.com) (01-07-09)
  • Driver Advancement Marketing Summit: The holidays are over and now it’s time to seriously think about your race driving career plans, sponsorship and how to get that edge in the media in this competitive racing world.  The 2nd Annual Driver Advancement Marketing Summit to be held on January 24th and 25th at Victory Lane Karting Center in Charlotte, NC  is an educational event that will teach you crucial things you need to know on to properly advance your career as a race driver. The summit will feature top professionals in the sport from NASCAR, corporate sponsor decision makers, driver development crew chiefs and media experts. The summit is hosted by Performance PR Plus, the agency most widely known for representing Jeff Gordon and DuPont Motorsports for the past 16 years. Please don’t wait! The deadline to register is THIS Friday, January 10th.  Seating is limited. To register online please visit: performanceprplus.com and click on the Summit icon. (Performance PR Plus.com) (01-06-09)
  • Spraker Racing fined after Daytona testing: Based on violation of the established restrictor plate size and dimension rule during the ARCA sanctioned RE/MAX Series open test at Daytona Int'l Speedway December 19-20-21, the Spraker Racing Enterprises team has been fined $1000. (ARCARacing.com) (01-03-09)