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NASCAR Tabs Military Veteran as Director, Touring and Weekly Communications

Bryant Joins IMC Team after 20-year Career in U.S. Army
Official Release
February 12, 2014 - 12:32pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced several personnel moves within its Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) department, including the hiring of Tom Bryant, a 20-year U.S. Army veteran, to a new position of Director, Touring and Weekly Communications.

Bryant is a recently retired Lt. Colonel, who completed his service after a decorated career in the Infantry and Special Operations. He most recently served as director of public relations for the U.S. Special Operations Command in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Whelen Modified News & Notes: Daytona

Northern, Southern Mods Go Head-To-Head For Bragging Rights
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
February 12, 2014 - 10:00am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Reigning NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Ryan Preece is in the business of collecting trophies. Next up on his wish list is the UNOH Battle At The Beach on Feb. 18 at Daytona International Speedway.

Preece, from Berlin, Conn., captured his first tour title last fall. The long-sought-after championship trophy followed four triumphs during the campaign at northeastern modified strongholds Stafford Motor Speedway and Waterford Speedbowl in Connecticut, and Riverhead Raceway on New York’s Long Island, where he won twice.

K&N East Statistical Advance: New Smyrna

Analyzing The New Smyrna 150 Presented By JEGS
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
February 11, 2014 - 1:44pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East opens its 2014 season on Sunday, Feb. 16 with the New Smyrna 150 presented by JEGS at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers:

K&N Pro Series East News & Notes: Florida

Gaulding Ready For Next Steps
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
February 10, 2014 - 2:00pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Advancement is about tackling the next challenge followed by searching for another.

The next steps for Gray Gaulding, 16, are fairly cut and dried – battle for a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship in 2014 and begin the progression through NASCAR’s national series ranks.

PK Carsport Enters Whelen Euro Series

Belgian Team To Field Two Cars In 2014
Team Release
February 10, 2014 - 10:00am

BLOIS, France - Another European team with a storied past announced it will join the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series for the 2014 season.

PK Carsport will participate with two cars in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in 2014. Team stalwarts Anthony Kumpen and Bert Longin will enter the Elite championship for the Belgian-based team. 

Former Rivals Join For Championship

Tombarello, Witkum Brothers Win Lee Title
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
February 8, 2014 - 12:45pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Former rivals joined forces in 2013 and won a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track championship. They’ll continue their partnership this year.

Driver Tommy Tombarello Jr. combined with owners Bobby and Eddie Witkum Sr., to win the NASCAR Small Block Supermodified track championship at Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway. Tombarello, 32, of Haverhill, Mass., was an owner-driver until last season.

Live Broadcast For UNOH Battle At The Beach

FOX Sports 2, MRN and SiriusXM To Carry Race Coverage
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
February 7, 2014 - 4:54pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Last year’s 2013 UNOH Battle At The Beach may have been the most talked about short-track event of the season. There was plenty of action and drama as Daytona International Speedway hosted the inaugural event on its backstretch.

Mexico Series Returns To Phoenix For Opener

mun2 Hispanic Cable Network Will Broadcast Toyota 120 Live
Official Release
February 7, 2014 - 2:36pm

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A debut that made history returns for an encore, as the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series will again open its season as part of Phoenix International Raceway’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Weekend with the Toyota 120 on Friday, Feb. 28.

In an historic first, the race will air LIVE on mun2 – the U.S. Hispanic cable network, a division of Telemundo Media.

Tagliani Announces Team EpiPen

Canadian Tire Series Season On Deck For Quebec Star
Team Release
February 7, 2014 - 2:30pm

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada – Pfizer Canada Inc., the Canadian distributor of EpiPen® (epinephrine auto‐injector) is proud to announce its entry in the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series as the title sponsor of Alex Tagliani’s No. 18 car.

Gaulding Teams With Newberry At NTS

NASCAR Next Driver Set For Camping World Truck Series Debut
Team Release
February 7, 2014 - 12:00pm

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. – NTS Motorsports announced the addition of 15 year-old NASCAR Next driver Gray Gaulding to their lineup in 2014. Gaulding will make his debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) in eight races and will compete alongside Brennan Newberry in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) full-time. 

Cheever III To Run Whelen Euro Series

Second Generation Driver To Race With CAAL Racing in 2014
Team Release
February 7, 2014 - 9:27am

ORLANDO, Fla. – Eddie Cheever’s racing days began as a young boy in Italy and led him to Victory Lane of the Indianapolis 500. Now his son, Eddie Cheever III, is ready to pursue his dreams.

The 20-year-old aspires to drive in the Daytona 500. And for the second-generation driver who was born and raised in Rome, Italy, the next step to fulfilling that dream is the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.

The younger Cheever announced today that he will run for the Elite Division championship for Italian-based CAAL Racing in 2014.

Marc VDS Racing Joins Racing Club Partners

Partnership Unites Two Racing Icons
Team Release
February 6, 2014 - 4:35pm

BLOIS, France – Racing in NASCAR Whelen Euro Series since 2012, the Racing Club Partners team, directed by Franz Dubois, decided to give a new impetus to its program by partnering with renowned Belgian team Marc VDS Racing, owned by Count Marc Van Der Straten. Highlighting this new partnership is the addition of Bas Leinders as driver and Team Principal.

NASCAR At Canadian Motorsports Expo

Major Presence For Canadian Tire Series At Top Tradeshow
Inside Track Motorsport News
February 6, 2014 - 11:00am

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada – As has become tradition in recent years, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will play a very prominent role at the Canadian Motorsports Expo this coming weekend. The show takes place February 7, 8 & 9 in Hall 5 of Toronto’s International Centre, across from Pearson Airport.

2014 Canadian Tire Schedule Announced

Inaugural Dates At Two Ovals: Edmonton & Chaudiére
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
February 5, 2014 - 3:25pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The words “NATIONAL CHAMPION” are stamped in big, bold words across the base of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series championship trophy.

And the 2014 schedule will feature Canada’s best stock car drivers banging fenders at 10 venues in five provinces, from Nova Scotia to Alberta. The 11-race slate will start on Victoria Day weekend as part of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s popular Speedfest weekend and culminate at its traditional Kawartha Speedway date in September.

Ranger Lands Mopar Canadian Tire Ride

Two-Time Series Champ Teams With DJK Racing
Team Release
February 4, 2014 - 6:16pm

WINDSOR, Ontario, Canada – Mopar®, Chrysler Canada’s service, parts and customer-care brand, is proud to announce that Quebec-born Andrew Ranger will be the driver of the No. 28 Mopar entry for the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season.