NASCAR Home Tracks

Google+ Twitter Facebook rss

Euro-Racecar Champ Hélary To Enter G-Oil 100 At NHMS With New European Team

Official Release

BLOIS, France – Eric Hélary will enter the G-Oil 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., on Sept. 22 as his reward for securing the 2011 Racecar Euro Series championship.

The Frenchman will campaign a Chevrolet for Team FJ’s newly acquired outfit in what is a curtain raiser to the top-tier NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, further solidifying the Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series’ status as the starting point for European drivers looking to compete in the United States.

> More

Most Popular Driver Voting Begins Online

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Online voting is underway for the Most Popular Driver of the Year Award in the Euro-Racecar Series (Twitter hashtag: #EuroRC).

The link to the 2012 Euro-Racecar Series Most Popular Driver ballot is being hosted on Fans may vote once per day and are encouraged to vote throughout the season. Voting continues through Nov. 18.


> More


By Travis Barrett, Special To

Ben Kennedy figured the best way to celebrate one of America's signature holidays was by taking one of America's signature passions – NASCAR racing – overseas.

And celebrate he did.

The 20-year-old Kennedy flew to France last week to participate in the Tours 100, the first NASCAR-sanctioned oval race ever held in the NASCAR Euro-Racecar Series.  Not only did Kennedy show up to compete, but he won his first career race sanctioned by the organization his great grandfather created.

> More

Hélary Marks Return With Win

TOURS, France -- As Eric Hélary eyes a transition to NASCAR racing in the United States, he returned to the Euro-Racecar Series Sunday to claim the Evenement 100 and close out the series' historic race weekend.

Hélary took the lead with 20 laps remaining on the .4-mile temporary oval en route to the victory.

Points leader Ander Vilarino (#2 TFT-Banco Santander) finished second and (#100 Still Racing-Convergence) third.

Ben Kennedy, who won Saturday's Michelin 100, was involved in a mid-race accident and finished 14th.

> More

Kennedy Makes History At Tours

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

TOURS, France -– Ben Kennedy turned a historic first for the Euro-Racecar Series into a historic first for his young racing career.

The 20-year-old Daytona Beach, Fla., driver -- the great-grandson of NASCAR-founder Bill France Sr. -- drove to his first NASCAR victory Saturday afternoon in the Michelin 100 at Tour Speedway in France. It was the first NASCAR-sanctioned oval race in Europe, a monumental step for the European-based touring series in its first year under the NASCAR banner.

> More

QUALIFYING: Fournillier Makes History

Euro Racecar Series release

TOURS, France – For the first time in NASCAR history drivers took to a wet oval for qualifying in which Romain Fournillier secured pole position for the Elite Division event that will be held at Saturday night. 

> More

PRACTICE: Vilarino, Villa Set Tone

Euro Racecar Series release

TOURS, France - The first ever meeting held around a NASCAR oval in Europe began on Friday at Tours Speedway with the various set-up procedures and free practice. Indeed, it has been a busy first day for the EURO-RACECAR NASCAR Touring Series drivers in which history will remember Ander Vilarino and Javier Villa setting the fastest laps.
  > More

News & Notes: NASCAR Thunders In Europe

Euro-Racecar Series Release

BLOIS, France – Having ushered in a new era this year, the second half of the 2012 Euro-Racecar season will see another significant first as it stages its first oval race in Europe on July 6-8. Organized in conjunction with the FFSA, the .333-mile Tours Speedway oval that lies at the heart of the Indre-et-Loire city will provide a brand new playground for the competitors.
  > More

Tours Speedway Taking Shape

Euro-Racecar Release

TOURS, France – Building work is progressing quickly at Tours’ Parc des Expositions a week prior to the running of Europe’s inaugural NASCAR series oval event. Finishing touches are the order of the day for the unique Euro-Racecar circuit set to host this historic event on July 6-8.

> More

Muller To Guest Star At Tours

Official Euro-Racecar Series Release

BLOIS, France – In addition to cameos by America’s Ben Kennedy and Frenchman Eric Hélary, three-time FIA World Touring Car Championship winner Yvan Muller joins the Euro-Racecar Series entry list for the Tours Speedway round set for July 7-8 in what is shaping up to be the European automotive event of the year.
  > More