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Bowman Gray Poised To Continue Tradition

Track Release

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Springtime in North Carolina means warmer weather, blooming flowers, and most importantly the start of racing season at Bowman Gray Stadium.

The 69th season of NASCAR racing action begins on Saturday, April 22. And just as the drivers slam the gas when the green flag drops, Bowman Gray Stadium starts off its season with a bang.

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Historic Title Run For Creech

By Adam Fenwick, NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The 2016 season served as a return home of sorts for 40-year-old Justin Creech.

The veteran racer from Anchorage, Alaska, started his racing career on asphalt, but after the track he started on shut down he and his family race team transitioned to racing sprint cars and Legends cars on dirt. 

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Fast Start For Whelen All-American Series

By Adam Fenwick, NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Drivers from all over the country are already in hot pursuit of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track championships.

The season is officially underway at a number of tracks, with even more slated to begin the racing season by the end of March. 

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Coos Bay Adds Whelen All-American Sanction

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The racing season at Coos Bay Speedway takes the green flag on 2017 on April 1, and for the first time, the track will race under the NASCAR banner.

Coos Bay is a .387-mile high-banked dirt track in western Oregon. Located 2 ½ hours southwest of Eugene and less than 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the multi-purpose venue also features an eighth-mile NHRA drag strip and hosts yearly Mud Drag events.

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Humboldt Joins Whelen All-American Series

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The track that helped launch Clint Bowyer’s four-wheel racing career will join the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series for the 2017 season.

Humboldt Speedway, a .387-mile D-shaped high-banked clay oval, will kick off its NASCAR action this weekend with the Battle At The Bullring. The track, which sits less than two hours south of Kansas City, draws more than 130 cars from 13 different states as well as Canada for its B-Mods Division main event of the weekend.

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Consistency The Key For Gerry

Adam Fenwick, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - For Curtis Gerry, consistency was the name of the game at Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in 2016.

The 46-year-old driver from Waterboro, Maine, finished in the top-five in 10 out of 11 starts at the third-mile asphalt oval. That was enough for him to capture his first NASCAR track championship at Beech Ridge as well as the Maine state championship.

He did all that without finding victory lane once last year at Beech Ridge.

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Johnson Takes Home Two Titles

Adam Fenwick, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Justin Johnson was not expecting to race in 2016, much less celebrate winning a pair of championships.

Yet somehow that’s exactly what Johnson ended up doing.

The Las Vegas native and veteran 31-year-old racer got a call just a week before the start of the racing season at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that totally changed his plans for the year.

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Harrison Closes Out With World Series Title

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. -- Harrison Burton has won plenty of races at New Smyrna Speedway. Saturday night, the 16-year-old from Huntersville, North Carolina, captured the ultimate prize.

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Hirschman Captures Richie Evans 100 Win

Kyle Souza, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Matt Hirschman used a late race move to score the win in Friday’s Richie Evans Memorial 100 for the Tour-Type Modifieds at New Smyrna Speedway.  

Hirschman took the point from race leader Ron Silk on the final restart with just 12 laps to go, but it wasn’t over from there. Silk charged back to the bumper and chased Hirschman’s No. 60 all the way around to the checkered flag.

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Preece Scores Blewett Memorial 76 Victory

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. -- Ryan Preece has won his share of tour-type Modified race at New Smyrna Speedway.

He added the John Blewett III Memorial 76 to trophy case Thursday night as racing resumed in the 51st World Series of Asphalt Racing. The Berlin, Connecticut, driver held off Matt Hirschman in the closing laps of the extra-distance event on the high-banked half-mile to continue his quest for a third straight World Series crown.

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