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  • Cameron Hayley driving 3 races for Turner Scott: Turner Scott Motorsports announced that Cameron Hayley will compete in three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season in the #32 Cabinets by Hayley Chevy Silverado, beginning at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on August 31. A Calgary, Alberta native, Hayley is currently competing full time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for TSM and has claimed one pole award, six top-five finishes and currently sits second in the Driver Point Standings. 18-year-old Hayley made his karting debut at the age of seven and ran a partial NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule in 2011, where he was the youngest driver to compete in the series, scoring an impressive second-place finish in his series debut. After a solid full-time rookie season in the K&N Pro Series West in 2012, Hayley finished his 2013 season with one win, six poles and a second-place finish in the Driver Point Standings. Hayley continued to impress on and off the track and was named a NASCAR Next member in 2012, a select group chosen by the sanctioning body that spotlights NASCAR's rising stars. Hayley will be under the direction of two-time NCWTS championship-winning crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. for his three events. In 2013, Hillman directed the #4 truck and claimed one victory, seven pole awards and finished the season in fifth place in the NCWTS standings. Hillman and Hayley will team up for the following races: 8/31, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park; 9/20, New Hampshire Motor Speedway; 10/31, Texas Motor Speedway.(Turner Scott Motorsports)(8-21-2014)

  • BKR's Michigan issues a mistake and miscommunication: Last weekend's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway was shaping up to be a big day for Brad Keselowski Racing. Team owner Brad Keselowski's foundation was the presenting sponsor of the race, his two team trucks driven by Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney swept the front row in qualifying, there were a host of guests in attendance, and all of it was taking place at Michigan native Keselowski's home track. However, once the race got underway, both trucks struggled mightily. Falling back through the pack, the team trucks both hit pit road on separate laps with issues in the nose section of the truck. As Keselowski joined the FOX Sports 1 broadcast team in the booth, he watched as both trucks had the lower section of the nose separate from their truck, as the crew members did their best to make repairs. At the end of the day, Logano would finish 18th, while Blaney finished a disappointing 21st. Wednesday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Blaney indicated the issue was the result of a directive by NASCAR before qualifying to make a change to the nose section of the car; a directive that NASCAR would eventually apologize to BK Racing for making, according to Blaney and crew chief Doug Randolph."It's taken care of," Blaney said of the issue. "It was a miscommunication on NASCAR's and our team's part before qualifying. It wasn't anything we did different to our trucks. ... Then they came up to us after the race and said, 'Sorry, that was our fault. You didn't have to adjust your noses.' So, it was nothing that we did. It was just a miscommunication." According to Randolph, crew chief on the BKR #19 Ford, that miscommunication was a mistake by a NASCAR official prior to qualifying. "It's a strange situation," Randolph told FOXSports.com. "We were asked going through tech -- not original tech, but tech right before qualifying -- to cut the nose guard on the front of our trucks, just our two trucks. Have never had to do that before. Never really had an issue with the nose before. They asked us to do that. "At the end of the day, the inspector was just wrong," Randolph added. "She thought it was a character line instead of a seam that was already there, where the two pieces of nose come together." Randolph explained that by cutting the nose section of both trucks, air was allowed to get in the gap and -- at the high-speed, high-downforce track -- that hurt the handling of the trucks and caused the nose sections to come apart during the race. After the incident, Randolph said the team was able determine things they can do in the future that will prevent it from happening again, regardless of whether NASCAR calls on the team to make adjustments.Keselowski said NASCAR Camping World Truck Series director Chad Little came up to the team after the Michigan race to apologize to the team, something Keselowski called "a nice gesture." NASCAR officials described the incident as a miscommunication between officials and the team, and said the incident was discussed with the team after the race.(FOXSports.com)(8-21-2014)

  • Three trucks fail post race inspection at Bristol: The winning #19 of Brad Keselowski, along with the third place truck (#30-Ron Hornaday) and eighth place truck (#00-Cole Custer) all measured too high during post race inspection, according to NASCAR's Truck Series Twitter page. Adding, "NASCAR will discuss (the) issue further next week."(8-21-2014)

  • Courtemanche to drive for SS in Canada: The La Cit Mirabel / Blackshape Aircraft team is proud to announce that Montreal-based driver Ray Courtemanche Jr. will drive the #07 SS Green Light Racing truck in the Labour-Day NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, this coming August 31. Ray Jr. will also be at the wheel of his #29 Dodge in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race held earlier the same day. After his 12th place finish at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, Ray Jr. headed directly for southern Virginia where he tested a NCWTS truck at the Virginia International Raceway road course.(NASCAR.com)(8-20-2014)

  • Suarez to run truck races in 2015: Joe Gibbs Racing announces today that drivers Carl Edwards and Daniel Suarez will join the organization in 2015 to compete full time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series respectively. In addition, ARRIS Group, Inc. will sponsor Edwards in the #19 Toyota Camry for 17 races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with JGR expanding its operations to include a fourth team. ARRIS also will support Suarez in a multi-year program, starting with the 2015 NASCAR Nationwide Series, as well as a partial schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Suarez is currently competing full time for Escuderia TELMEX in the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series, where he leads that series, and also competes in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Rev Racing Team in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. He has four wins and six top-five finishes in 10 starts in the NASCAR Toyota Series and has added two wins, four top-five and seven top-10 finishes this season in 12 K&N Pro Series starts. Suarez made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut with JGR earlier this season at Richmond International Raceway with a 19th-place finish. ARRIS is a worldwide leader in broadband and video delivery technology. The company's solutions bring entertainment and communications to millions of people around the world.(Joe Gibbs Racing)(8-19-2014)

  • Sad News - Tom Mitchell: Longtime NASCAR team owner Tom Mitchell passed away yesterday in his hometown of Ozona, Texas at the age of 86. Mitchell owned and operated the Circle Bar Truck Corral in Ozona, and was an avid supporter of motorsports for more than 40 years, owning teams in all three NASCAR National Series, as well as Indy Car. His teams all carried the Circle Bar Racing banner, copying the name of one of his cattle ranches. He is best remembered for owning and sponsoring Rick Crawford's NASCAR All-Pro and Camping World Truck Series teams for many years. He also owned an Indy Car Series team for driver Chet Fillip in the early 1980s. In 1985, he sold all his Indy Car equipment to Al Unser, Jr., who won the series championship the following season. He was a major player in the Texas cattle industry - once owning more than a half-dozen ranches, the smallest measuring approximately 30,000 acres - and made a fortune from the discovery and excavation of natural gas on his ranch land. At one time, he owned the local cable TV company in Ozona, a pair of truck stops off I-10, a motel and RV Park, and many other businesses. He was not the stereotypical NASCAR sponsor/owner, however, with Crawford saying his longtime team owner never saw the inside of his race shop, or watched him race in person. Memorial services for Tom Mitchell have not yet been announced.(Godfather Motorsports)(8-19-2014)

  • Townley evaluated after wreck UPDATE 4: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver John Wes Townley was sent to a local hospital for further evaluation after hitting the wall hard in ARCA Racing Series qualifying on Friday. During his ARCA qualifying run at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway, Townley made hard contact with the wall as he exited the Tunnel Turn before slowing on the track. After the incident, Townley was transported for further evaluation. As a result, Townley's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team sat out Friday's final practice session as it awaited word on their driver's condition. Townley was seventh in Friday's opening Camping World Truck Series practice session at Pocono.(Fox Sports)(8-1-2014)
    UPDATE: Athenian Motorsports posted a statement on Twitter regarding Townley. "John Wes Townley was released from the hospital in good health. As a precaution, he'll be held out of competition for a week." No further information was released regarding who may drive the #05 truck in Pocono.(Twitter)(8-1-2014)
    UPDATE 2: John Wes Townley was treated and released from a Pennsylvania hospital Saturday afternoon after an accident during ARCA Racing Series qualifying at Pocono Raceway. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer has been named as his replacement in the #05 Zaxby's Athenian Motorsports Toyota Tundra for the running of the Pocono Mountains 150 Camping World Truck Series race Saturday afternoon. Townley is in good health but will sit out of competition for seven days as a precautionary measure. The Watkinsville, GA driver will be be medically reevaluated in Charlotte early next week and hopes to compete at Berlin Speedway in the ARCA Series next Saturday.(Athenian Motorsports)(8-2-2014)
    UPDATE 3: John Wes Townley will sit out the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway this weekend after an accident at Pocono Raceway on August 1, 2014. 2003 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion and current Sprint Cup Series driver, Travis Kvapil, will drive the #05 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra in Michigan on Saturday. "It is really hard sitting out and watching someone else drive your truck," John Wes Townley said. "I am hoping to be back behind the wheel of the #05 Zaxby's truck Wednesday at Bristol." Kvapil has two wins, three top-five and four top-10 finishes in four Camping World Truck Series starts on the 2-mile Brooklyn, Michigan race track.(Athenian Motorsports)(8-12-2014)
    UPDATE 4: After a nineteen day hiatus from racing, John Wes Townley will make his return in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Townley was injured in ARCA Racing qualifying at Pocono Raceway on August 1, 2014 and has not raced since. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, Clint Bowyer piloted the #05 Zaxby's Toyota for Townley at Pocono with Travis Kvapil driving the Athenian Motorsports entry in Michigan.(Athenian Motorsports)(8-18-2014)

  • NASCAR adds rule to enhance track safety: In its continued efforts to evolve the safety of its sport, NASCAR announced Friday that it will add a rule that addresses on-track incidents as part of its race procedures. The rule, listed as Section 9-16, will be an addendum to the NASCAR rule book and will apply to all of its racing series, effective immediately.
    Section 9-16 On-Track Incident Procedure
    During an Event, if a racecar is involved in an on-track incident and/or is stopped on or near the racing surface and unable to continue to make forward progress, unless extenuating emergency conditions exist with the racecar (i.e. fire, smoke in cockpit, etc.) the driver should take the following steps:
    * Shut off electrical power and, if driver is uninjured, lower window net
    * Do not loosen, disconnect or remove any driver personal safety equipment until directed to do so by safety personnel or a NASCAR/Track Official
    *After being directed to exit the racecar, the driver should proceed to either the ambulance, other vehicle, or as otherwise directed by safety personnel or a NASCAR/Track Official
    * At no time should a driver or crew member(s) approach any portion of the racing surface or apron
    * At no time should a driver or crew member(s) approach another moving vehicle
    * All vehicles not involved in the incident or that are able to continue afterwards should slow down to a cautious speed as outlined in Section 10-4 (Yellow Flag), use extreme care as they approach an incident scene, and follow any directions given by safety personnel or NASCAR/Track Officials. Cars in line behind the safety car should not weave or otherwise stray from the line in the vicinity of the incident.
    Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition and racing development, says the rule is "part of the evolution of NASCAR's rules and regulations."
    "Throughout the history of our sport, NASCAR has reviewed and analyzed situations and occurrences that take place not just in NASCAR racing but also throughout all motorsports and other sports," said Pemberton. "When we believe we can do something to make our sport safer and better for the competitors and others involved in the competition environment, we react quickly. Safety always has been priority number one at NASCAR."
    As with other behavioral infractions, NASCAR will handle each instance separately when assessing potential penalties.(NASCAR)(8-15-2014)

  • Boston planning Bristol debut UPDATE: Justin Boston will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut on the Bristol short track with Venturini Motorsports, he confirmed on his Twitter. Boston is currently competing for Venturini in the ARCA Racing Series. He is the 2013 Rookie of the Year in ARCA and has one win this season.(8-2-2014)
    AND: Venturini Motorsports added that the team, along with Boston, will run four races; Bristol, Texas, Phoenix, and Homestead.(Twitter.)(8-2-2014)
    UPDATE: Justin Boston will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut with Venturini Motorsports on August 20 in the UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Boston, currently fifth in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship standings will also participate in NCWTS races at Texas Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway and the series season finale at Homestead. Boston will drive VMS's familiar #25 ZLOOP/JACO Industries Toyota Tundra in his series debut. His team owner Billy Venturini will serve as crew chief.(Venturini Motorsports)(8-14-2014)

  • Blaney to Cup in 2015 UPDATE: Sources say Blaney will run a limited Sprint Cup schedule as part of a technical alliance between Team Penske and Wood Brothers Racing. Blaney will drive the #21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford in 2015, sources have told Motorsport.com. Blaney, 20, will run a limited Sprint Cup schedule in the venerable #21 Ford along with Nationwide Series races for Team Penske as part of a technical alliance between Penske and the Wood Brothers. An announcement is expected around the race at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 17. Blaney currently leads the Camping World Truck Series points driving the #29 Ford for Brad Keselowski Racing. In just his second full season on the tour, Blaney has two wins - the first coming in just his third career start. Blaney has a stellar average finish of 7.6.(Motorsport.com)(8-1-2014)
    UPDATE: Wood Brothers Racing announces today that it has formed a technical alliance with Team Penske and will race a partial-season schedule in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with up-and-coming driver Ryan Blaney. Blaney, who has raced as a Team Penske development driver since 2012, will compete in at least 12 races for Wood Brothers Racing next season in the iconic No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion as he continues his rapid NASCAR development. Blaney is scheduled to make his official debut for Wood Brothers Racing in the 2015 Daytona 500. He will race for the team in events at Daytona, Las Vegas, Texas, Talladega, Charlotte, Michigan and Indianapolis, among others.(Wood Brothers)(8-14-2014)

  • Crew member suspended: Troy Cupples, a crew member in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body's Substance Abuse Policy. On Aug. 11, Cupples was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy) of the 2014 NASCAR Rule Book.(NASCAR)(8-13-2014)

  • Rice takes on new roles at NTS UPDATE: Chris Rice has taken on the role of competition director and crew chief on the #20 Chevy for NTS Motorsports, driver Gray Gaulding announced on his Twitter. Jeff Hensley had served as the crew chief on the 20 truck through the first half of the season. Rice most recently served as competition director and crew chief in the Nationwide Series with RAB Racing.(8-11-2014)
    UPDATE: NTS Motorsports Vice President of Operations announced earlier today that Chris Rice will serve as Competition Director and crew chief of the #20 Chevy Silverado. Rice joins NTS Motorsports with 25 years of experience in NASCAR, including 11 years as a crew chief in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Chris Rice will serve as crew chief for Austin Dillon and the #20 Qore-24 Chevy starting this Saturday, August 16th at Michigan International Raceway and Gray Gaulding in the #20 Gemini Southern Chevy at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 20th, 2014.(NTS Motorsports)(8-12-2014)

  • Tagliani to drive for BKR in Canada: Brad Keselowski Racing announced today that Alex Tagliani will drive the team's #19 Ford F-150 in the August 31 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Tagliani, a native of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has five NASCAR Nationwide Series starts sprinkled over six seasons dating back to 2009. He has racked up two poles and two top five finishes and enters the NCWTS event at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on the heels of a strong performance at the recent NNS race at Road America (Elkhart Lake, Wisc.), where he won the pole and scored a strong second-place finish. Tagliani also scored a second place finish at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal in 2011 and won the pole there in 2012. The race will be the debut for Tagliani in NCWTS competition and adds to his diverse racing portfolio, which includes the Indianapolis 500, IndyCar, road racing and Champ Car competition. Tagliani has six Indianapolis 500 starts. In 2009 he earned Rookie of the Year honors in the race with an 11th-place finish and won the pole for the race in 2011 driving for Sam Schmidt Motorsports. His best finish in the race was 10th place in 2010.(Brad Keselowski Racing)(8-12-2014)

  • Peters, Benning teams penalized following Pocono: The #17 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rules violation discovered during opening day inspection July 31 at Pocono Raceway. The infraction is a P3 level penalty and violates sections:12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing; 20B-5.10.1(6): Throttle Shafts: The combined thickness of the throttle shaft and the throttle plates (butterflies) must not be less than 0.197 inch. As a result of this violation, crew chief Paul Richmond has been fined $7,500 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. The #6 team has been penalized for a rules violation that took place during the race on Aug. 2. The infraction is a P1 level penalty and violates sections: 12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing; 9-15J: Only two NASCAR-approved inch drive air wrenches, with a single socket and with a hex design capable of removing or attaching one lug nut at a time, must be used to change tires/wheels during any pit stops: Improper use of a battery powered impact wrench. The team will be penalized with loss of track time during the opening practice at Michigan International Speedway Aug. 15.(NASCAR)(8-5-2014)

  • Rhino Linings to sponsor Las Vegas race: Rhino Linings Corporation, a leader in both the protective coatings and building products industries, has signed a multi-year agreement as the title sponsor of the annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Rhino Linings 350 on the high-banked, 1.5 mile superspeedway will be nationally televised September 27. Rhino Linings signed on for a two year sponsorship of the race, but no financial terms of the agreement were released. Rhino Linings made a name for itself in the truck accessories market as the leader in sprayed-on truck bed liners. Over the past several years, Rhino Linings has expanded into the building and construction market with products that include DuraTite and BioBased Insulation spray foam insulations, Concrete Solutions repair and decorative concrete overlay products, and Expo Stucco exterior stucco and interior finishes. The 2014 Rhino Linings 350 will be the 18th time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has visited Las Vegas Motor Speedway.(PR Newswire)(8-5-2014)

  • White joins NTS roster: NTS Motorsports Vice President of Operations Dwayne Gaulding announced that Jason White will run a part time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule starting with the Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, August 2nd. Through his efforts in Saturday's Pocono Mountains 150, White will raise awareness for Autism Speaks. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. An estimated 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States. Learn more at AutismSpeaks.org. White most recently competed off the race track in the prestigious annual World Series of Poker Tournament at The Rio in Las Vegas, Nevada. White placed in the top-350 out of more than 6,800 participants.(NTS Motorsports)(7-29-2014)

  • Fan support allows FDNY Racing team to get back on track: During the May 16 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race held at Charlotte Motor Speedway, driver Ryan Ellis and the #28 FDNY race truck were taken out with a questionable move by Jake Crum. Unfortunately, the hit virtually destroyed the truck, which is an all-volunteer team that donates its winnings to 911 survivors. Even the driver, Ellis, spotter, David Ragan, and crew chief all are volunteers. Sadly, because the truck owners donate their winnings, there was little surplus for rebuilding a new truck. But the truck is a popular one. Even Crum wrote on Twitter: "It's like my dad said, I couldn't have done much worse if I had wrecked Santa Claus. Everyone loves the fire truck!" Fans of the truck, in fact, raised over $2,200 to help the team get the FDNY fire truck back on track. Names of these devoted fans will be displayed on the truck's hood for the Pocono race on August 2nd and the Talledega race (in October).(Ryan Ellis Racing)(7-29-2014)

  • Bruce takes over at WinTron UPDATE: Mason Mingus confirmed on his Twitter that Tripp Bruce will now serve as crew chief on his #35 Toyota for WinTron Racing, beginning at Eldora Speedway. Mark Rette had served as crew chief for Mingus through the first nine races. Mingus is currently 13th in the driver point standings with a best finish of 10th. No word if Rette remains with the team in any capacity.(7-22-2014)
    UPDATE: Rette remains with the team and has taken over crew chief duties with 10-time champion Frank Kimmel in the ARCA Series.(7-22-2014)

  • Winning truck of Jones too low post race UPDATE: The winning #51 truck of Erik Jones failed post race inspection for being too low following the race at Iowa Speedway, NASCAR announced via the Truck Series Twitter page. The #51 team was recently docked six owner points and crew chief Eric Phillips was fined $5,000 for the same infraction following team owner Kyle Busch's win at Kentucky Speedway.(7-11-2014
    UPDATE: The #51 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered in post-race inspection July 11 at Iowa Speedway. The infraction is a P2 level penalty and violates Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 20B-12.8.1 (truck failed to meet post-race height requirements) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book. As a result of this infraction, crew chief Eric Phillips has been fined $6,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. In addition, driver Erik Jones has lost 10 championship driver points and owner Kyle Busch has lost 10 championship owner points.(NASCAR)(7-15-2014)

  • Crew chief swap at MAKE: The #50 Drivin for Linemen team will be headed up by a new crew chief starting in Iowa. Kenny Evans will be leading the team. Kenny's past truck experience includes the teams of Bobby Hamilton, Andy Petree, and JTG Daugherty. He most recently was the car chief on the #98 Sprint Cup Series car of Phil Parsons Racing. Randy Dean will still stay on as a competition director.(MAKE Motorsports)(7-11-2014)

  • Townley to drive for Athenian Motorsports remainder of year: Athenian Motorsports expands their operation to include a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team to its lineup for the 2014 season. John Wes Townley will run the #05 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra for the remainder of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. "We already knew we were going to run some NCWTS races in 2015," John Wes Townley said. "The opportunity arose this season to bring the trucks to Athenian Motorsports. With that, we will run the remainder of the 2014 truck series season through Athenian." Townley is currently in ninth-place in 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver points after just eight of 22 races.(Athenian Motorsports)(7-7-2014)

  • Busch truck too low following Kentucky UPDATE: Following the race at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday night, the winning #51 truck of Kyle Busch failed post race inspection for being too low, NASCAR announced via the Truck Series Twitter page. The statement added that the issue will be addressed further next week.(6-26-2014)
    UPDATE: The #51 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered in post-race inspection June 26 at Kentucky Speedway. The infraction is a P2 level penalty and violates Section 20B-12.8.1 (truck failed to meet post-race height requirements) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book. As a result, crew chief Eric Phillips has been fined $5,000 and owner Kyle Busch has been penalized with the loss of six championship truck owner points.(NASCAR)(7-1-2014)

  • Awards banquet to be held at new location: NASCAR announced that the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards will hold a joint celebration on Monday, Nov. 17, at Trump National Doral Miami. The event will honor the series driver and owner champions, as well as the top-five drivers in each series. This is the first year the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards will have been held at Trump National Doral Miami. The property was recently purchased by the Trump Organization with plans for a $250 million resort-wide restoration. "We are honored to host our first-ever joint celebration of these superb events at Trump National Doral Miami," said Donald Trump Jr., executive vice president of Development and Acquisitions at The Trump Organization. "Our vision for the expansive transformation has been to create an unparalleled event experience and welcome these awards to our newly restored resort." The NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards will be broadcast via tape delay on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.(NASCAR)(7-1-2014)

  • Former driver Rose accused of scamming investors: A former NASCAR driver is at the center of a $15 million fraud investigation and is accused of creating a fake coal mining company to get money from investors. Federal agents launched a massive investigation into Brian Rose after an alleged victim from Charlotte came forward. The Secret Service said the accused tried to cover every detail to convince investors it was the real deal. In the indictment, federal prosecutors named Rose as the ringleader of this elaborate coal-mining scheme. The defendants would call investors saying New Century Coal was looking to mine low sulfur and low ash coal in Kentucky and Tennessee, according to the documents. They promised a quarterly return of 6 percent until operations began. After that, investors would receive 100 percent or more during the first year of mining. The indictment stated the nine defendants were very careful to cover their tracks. Two of them legally changed their names and attached those names to New Century Coal. The defendants also created ghost companies to ease investors' suspicions. Prosecutors said the defendants also spent part of the $15 million on "lavish gambling trips to Las Vegas" and buying and training thoroughbred horses. All nine defendants are now charged with conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. The Secret Service already seized a number of race cars, race horses and property from Rose and the other defendants. Channel 9 learned Rose's father was sentenced to four years in prison for bilking $15 million out of investors for fraudulent oil and gas companies. The Secret Service said they are currently investigating another company called Earth Energy Exploration that was run by Rose and his family.(WSOC), Rose ran 41 Camping World Truck Series races between 2001 & 2010. He attempted the October 2002 Sprint Cup race at Martinsville, but did not qualify.(6-28-2014)

  • Darrell Wallace, Jr. could move to NNS next year: Before Darrell Wallace Jr. goes for his second consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway, he announced he'll run the #20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway next Friday night. The race, his second of the season and sixth career Nationwide start, could be a step toward a full-time ride in the series in 2015, Wallace Jr. told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Thursday morning. "Next year, we're talking about full-time Nationwide, and that'd be great," Wallace Jr. said. "If not, maybe another year in the Truck Series. But the next two to three years, definitely full-time in Nationwide. Maybe getting a start in Cup, but Kentucky's on my mind and we're ready to roll." The NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate said that his #20 ride at Daytona will be sponsored by Coca-Cola and kick off the company's "Share a Coke" campaign. Wallace Jr. hinted that Coke might be a sponsor of his Nationwide ride in 2015. "If we can get that deal signed of being full-time Nationwide, you never know, we could be sharing a Coke at the end," Wallace Jr. said.(NASCAR.com)(6-26-2014)

  • Sad News - Jay Hesse: Chris Lafferty and Lafferty Motorsports are mourning the loss of Blue Ox owner Jay Hesse who passed away Sunday after a battle with cancer. Blue Ox is the longest running sponsor of Lafferty Motorsports - first partnering in 2005. "Man, it's so sad," commented Lafferty, "Jay and the whole Blue Ox team have been so good to me. If you knew Jay for one minute then you knew exactly who he was! Going to miss him." We hope you will join us in keeping his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.(Lafferty Motorsports)
    AND It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of beloved CEO and President of Blue Ox, Jay C. Hesse. Jay privately battled cancer and lost his life to this disease, June 22, 2014. With Jay's passing, the RV industry has lost a visionary and inspiring leader who was loyal to the development and growth of the RV industry, his community and his Company. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Jay, we have lost a beloved husband, father, brother, dear friend and inspiring mentor. Jay leaves behind a company that he, his father and grandfather built, and his sprit will forever be the foundation of Blue Ox.(Blue Ox PR)
    Blue Ox sponsored the Camping World Truck Series team of Lafferty Motorsports and some Nationwide races with Jay Robinson Racing.(6-23-2014)

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