Races (4 + 1) that Terry Labonte is scheduled to drive in 2014 with C&J Energy Services as the sponsor:
Daytona*, Sprint Unlimited - 2/15
Daytona - 2/23
Talladega - 5/4
Daytona - 7/5
Talladega - 10/19
Races (2) that Boris Said is scheduled to drive in 2014:
Sonoma - 6/22
Watkins Glen - 8/10
Races (8) that Keen Parts is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2014:
Darlington - 4/12, Travis Kvapil
Richmond - 4/26, Travis Kvapil
Michigan - 6/15, Travis Kvapil
Kentucky - 6/28, Travis Kvapil, CorvetteParts.net
Bristol - 8/23
Richmond - 9/6
Dover - 9/28
Martinsville - 10/26
Races (3) that Blake Koch drove in 2014:
Charlotte, Sprint Showdown - 5/16
Charlotte - 5/25
Dover - 6/1
Contract Status: Drivers: race-to-race; Primary Sponsor: ?
MacDonald to make Sprint Cup debut at NHMS: No stranger to New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where he has won three times in K&N Pro Series East races in 2008 and 2009, Eddie MacDonald says his familiarity with the 1.058-mile oval in Loudon, N.H., will help him feel at home when he makes NASCAR Sprint Cup debut in Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301. "Absolutely,'' said MacDonald, 34, of Rowley. "We're going to have many challenges, just trying to compete at that level, but at least we can take the challenge of trying to figure out the track out of the equation. I think that's going to be huge for us . . . for me, anyway.'' MacDonald made his Nationwide Series (2007) and Camping World Truck Series (2010) debuts at NHMS, in addition to making starts in K&N Pro Series and Whelen Modified Tour events at The Magic Mile. But MacDonald will complete the cycle Sunday, making him the only active NASCAR driver to have raced in all five touring divisions. MacDonald will be pulling double duty this weekend, driving the #71 Chevy in the K&N Pro Series race Friday, then, on Sunday, piloting the #32 Ford fielded by co-owners Archie St. Hilaire of Saco, Maine, and Frank Stoddard, of North Haverhill, N.H., a former Cup crew chief turned NBC analyst.
MacDonald will be steering an All-New England enterprise, with the efforts of driver and owner intertwining with that of a New England-based sponsor, Michael Alden, of Beverly, whose Blue Vase Marketing company paired with the #32 this season as primary sponsor at Phoenix and Las Vegas and as an associate sponsor at Bristol. "I'm just so excited that Archie St. Hilaire gave me this opportunity along with Mike Alden,'' said MacDonald, who grew up around racing when his father, Red MacDonald, acquired the paved oval at Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway in 1986. "It's going to be exciting that we're going to be a completely New England deal with three New England guys racing together.''
The idea to run MacDonald at NHMS was hatched at a lunch meeting earlier this year when St. Hilaire met with Alden to discuss the #32's plans. Alden asked St. Hilaire if there was any New England driver they could put in their car at NHMS. St. Hilaire initially drew a blank, but, on the drive home, came up with a perfect solution. "That's when Eddie's name came up,'' St. Hilaire said. "I took Eddie over to meet Michael and he said, 'This is the great. It's the best of all worlds.' We had me and Frank owning the team, we had Eddie, who had been around New Hampshire and been around the area forever, and we had Mike, who wanted to sponsor it. It's going to be exciting and we've already had a ton of calls from people.''
Even NHMS track officials have gotten behind the effort, offering an "Eddie Mac Pack'' ticket package for $32, in honor of MacDonald's car number which, coincidentally, team officials chose as a way of honoring long-time New England racing legend, Stub Fadden.
If MacDonald were to turn some heads by doing so, could it lead to something more than just a one-shot deal on the Cup side? "You know, I've got some races open later in the year on tracks that he's raced at,'' St. Hilaire said. "If this works out, I'm going to give him another shot. I love the guy. He and his Dad are just old New England racers. We all work hard up here and it's just a different type of tight-knit people, so why not? I'm not hooked to anybody for the season. We don't have any long-term contract with a driver. If we can put another team together for the next Loudon race or at Bristol, yeah, we'd entertain that.''(Boston Globe), see an image of the car on the #32 Team Scheme page.(7-11-2014)
Eddie MacDonald to make Cup debut at New Hampshire: Local racing legend Eddie MacDonald from Rowley, Mass. will drive the #32 Go FAS Racing Ford Fusion owned by fellow New Englanders Archie St. Hilaire from Old Orchard Beach, Maine and long-time NASCAR crew chief Frank Stoddard from No. Haverhill, N.H. Completing the all-NE team is Michael Alden, President and CEO of Blue Vase Marketing based in Beverly, Mass, as the primary sponsor aboard the Go FAS Racing entry in the Camping World Sales 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 13. Archie St. Hilaire is no stranger to New England racing as a long time participant in the old Busch North Series, currently the K&N Pro Series East, before moving on to the Nationwide Series while Stoddard cut his teeth watching and learning from one of the greats in New England, Stub Fadden from his hometown. The #32 on the Go FAS Racing Ford is in honor of Fadden and his car's number for nearly four decades. The duo joined forces this year to compete in the Sprint Cup Series and instantly chose Eddie Mac to drive for them at the "Magic Mile." "This is my dream come true," said MacDonald from his race shop in Newburyport, Mass. "I can't thank Archie, Frank, and Mike enough for giving me this opportunity to race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It has always been a goal to drive a Cup car and to do it at my home track with family, friends, and supporters from all over New England is something very special to me. I have been lucky enough to win a number of races here so hopefully my experience will provide me the opportunity to run well for Archie and the team."(PR)(6-26-2014)
CorvetteParts.net on the #32 at Kentucky: Chad Boat, piloting Billy Boat Motorsports' Chevy Camaro, will carry CorvetteParts.net's colors when he takes the green flag at NASCAR Nationwide Series' John R. Elliott Hero Campaign 300 at Kentucky Speedway on Friday, June 27, 2014. In addition to Friday night's race, CorvetteParts.net will also adorn #32-Go FAS Racing's Ford Fusion as driver Travis Kvapil takes the green flag on Saturday's Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advanced Auto Parts. Owners Tom and TJ Keen of Keen Parts, chose Kentucky Speedway as a must-sponsor race for both races. Keen Parts, located in nearby Cleves, Ohio, considers Kentucky Speedway its home track, and are excited to be represented on the national racing stage in both series, partnering with both Billy Boat Motorsports and Go FAS Racing in sponsorship.(Keen Parts)(6-24-2014)
Amerigas partners with 7-Eleven to sponsor Boris Said on the #32: 7-Eleven, Inc. with AmeriGas will be the primary sponsor on the #32 car owned by Go FAS Racing and driven by Boris Said in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road course race at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, June 22.
"I'm thrilled to be back in a car sponsored by 7-Eleven," commented Said. "We were partners at the 2008 Sonoma race with 7-Eleven and Slurpee on the car and I am pleased to be able to continue that partnership again this year with 7-Eleven and AmeriGas. I'm looking forward to having a great weekend back on the track. I've always enjoyed Sonoma and have had some solid top-10 finishes there. I'm looking forward to adding to that number on Sunday." Said has competed in 14 Sprint Cup races at Sonoma, earning one pole position and five top-10 finishes. In 47 career Sprint Cup Series starts, Said has earned two top-five finishes, eight top-10s and two pole positions (Sonoma in June 2003 and Daytona Beach, Fla., in July 2006). A native of Carlsbad, Calif., Said continues to compete on road course races several times a year. When he isn't turning left and right, Said is managing his BMW of Murrieta dealership in California.
"AmeriGas is excited to partner with 7-Eleven for this sponsorship in Sonoma with Go FAS Racing," said Andy Patton, AmeriGas' vice president of corporate development. "This is a way to market our partnership together to NASCAR fans around the country. Fans everywhere are using our product for grilling and camping at races and 7-Eleven provides for quick and easy propane exchange."
"Ever since Boris and I started together in 2006, we have had a shot to win in Sonoma. I know with Boris in the car this weekend we will have another opportunity to compete for a win," said Frank Stoddard, owner of Go Fas Racing. "We've been working over the past few years to have 7-Eleven back with us and with the support of AmeriGas this year we were able to bring it all together. We're all looking forward to the race weekend and hopefully some great results for 7-Eleven and AmeriGas."(Go FAS Racing), see an image of the scheme on the #32 Team Schemes page.(6-18-2014)
Latest on the OXYwater Fraud: Federal agents have arrested 42-year-old Preston Harrison on charges of tax fraud and money laundering. Harrison is alleged to have bilked investors, who invested in the company he founded called OXYwater, out of millions of dollars. IRS and FBI agents came to Harrison's Lewis Center home on Tuesday to arrest Harrision and his wife Lovena. Harrison and his partner were founders of the company, which produced a vitamin-enhanced sports drink that contained added oxygen. When the company filed bankruptcy with no assets in 2013, the government says investors lost $9 million dollars. "It's unfortunate that all these people invested $9 million dollars of hard earned savings into this product and won't get back those dollars," said Assistant US Attorney Laura Fulton. According to court records, in an effort to make OXYwater appear profitable, Harrison defrauded investors by creating false sales and profit data. Records show, Harrison took the investors' money and laundered it through his wife's daycare business called Forever Now, which filed for bankruptcy in 2013. The government says Harrision took the cash and bought a pool for his home along with a 7-series BMW, Cadillac Escalade, and 8 weapons. Harrison faces more than 30 charges involving tax evasion and money laundering. If convicted he could face decades in prison.(10tv.com).
OXYWater was announced as the primary sponsor of the #32 FAS Lane Racing Ford team early in the 2013 season and a few weeks later reports had the IRS probing OXYwater founders. The final race OXYwater was on the #32 Ford was at Indianapolis in July 2013 with Timmy Hill driving.(5-21-2014)
Blake Koch to drive the #32 UPDATE at CMS and Dover: Blake Koch posted on his Facebook page that he will "get to race a few Cup races in the #32 starting this weekend and also next weekend for the 600". Koch drove the #35 for Front Row Motorsports at Phoenix in March and failed to qualify at Las Vegas. He had one Cup start last season - the fall Charlotte race in the #95 for Leavine Family Racing.(5-13-2014)
UPDATE: Go FAS Racing announced that Blake Koch will pilot the #32 Ford in the Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway as well as running the Coca-Cola 600 at CMS and the race at Dover on June 1st. "I had Blake in our part time cup ride last year at Charlotte and was very impressed with his ability to adapt to the increased horsepower from his Nationwide ride to the Cup car. We have a sponsor that would like to see how he can handle the grueling 600 mile race and Frank (Stoddard) and I also feel it's time to start looking at a few drivers for the 2015 season now that Terry Labonte has announced that this will be his final season in NASCAR. The season is already one third over so it's time to see who's out there so we can make a final decision this fall on next years driver." commented Go FAS partner Archie St. Hilaire. Sponsorship for the races will be announced later this week.(Go FAS Racing)(5-13-2014)
C&J Energy Services sponsors Terry Labonte's 60th Talladega Start: For the fourth consecutive year, C&J Energy Services is teaming up with Terry Labonte. Labonte will pilot the #32 C&J Energy Services Ford in the Aaron's 499 at Talladega. C&J Energy Services, who has supported Terry for the past three seasons, will continue their partnership past Talladega for two more races during the 2014 season including Daytona in July and Talladega in October. This year's Aaron's 499 will mark Labonte's 60th start at the famed 2.6 mile high-banked superspeedway. Labonte made his first Talladega start in 1979.
"We are very proud and excited to be associated with GO FAS Racing and Terry Labonte," commented Josh Comstock, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of C&J Energy Services. "Like C&J, both GO FAS and Terry have strong family values and a competitive spirit. Also like C&J, they generate more with a smaller asset base than most of their much larger competitors and deliver superior performance through technology and efficiency. This team truly exemplifies our slogan of "Competitive Horsepower". We are looking forward to participating with Terry and GO FAS at the Daytona and Talladega events."
"It is exciting for the GO FAS Racing team to be heading to Talladega once again with Terry Labonte and have C&J Energy Services back with us for a fourth season," said team owner Frank Stoddard. "Terry doesn't get rattled behind the wheel at these tracks, and I think his numbers speak volumes. You don't have to worry about him making mistakes and he takes care of the car for you. It is very important for our team to not only run competitive, but also finish the race and run all of the laps."(GoGreen Racing)(5-3-2014)
SK Hand Tool sponsoring Go FAS Racing in Auto Club 400 SK Hand Tool will sponsor the #32 car and Go FAS Racing team in the Auto Club 400 Sprint Cup Series race this weekend. The #32 car will sport a wrap displaying SK's well-known Made-in-USA wrench design on the side of the Ford Fusion. The #32 car will continue to be driven by Travis Kvapil. Travis' background as an automotive technician and career in NASCAR has given Travis a strong appreciation of high quality, dependable tools. SK is proud to offer a hand tool line that is Made in the USA and created by American Craftsmen, for the professional technician.(Go FAS Racing), see an image of the car on the #32 team paint schemes page.(3-21-2014)
Milestone starts for Kvapil at Auto Club: #32-Travis Kvapil will attempt to reach two milestones in one this weekend at Auto Club Speedway. It will be his250th NASCAR Sprint Cup starts and 400th NASCAR national series starts.(NASCAR)(3-19-2014)
Go FAS sponsor signs on for Las Vegas: Go FAS Racing announced that Michael Alden was so happy with the response he received for his new book "Ask More Get More" that he decided to sponsor the #32 driven by Travis Kvapil in this week's Kobalt Tools 400. "This was a pleasant last minute surprise for the team, and we all appreciate Michael's support", said team owner Archie St Hilaire.(Go FAS Racing)(3-7-2014)
Drivers test at Bristol: According to MRN's Dustin Long, drivers #13-Casey Mears, #32-Travis Kvapil, and #95-Michael McDowell tested at Bristol Motor Speedway on Tuesday. What as planned as a two day test was condensed down to one day because of weather.(2-26-2014)
Go FAS Racing names a sponsor for Phoenix: Go FAS Racing has named "Ask More Get More. Ask More, Get More" as the primary sponsor for the #32 Ford driven by Travis Kvapil in the The Profit on CNBC 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix. "Ask More Get More. Ask More, Get More", written by Michael Alden, is a guide into getting more out of you professional, and personal life. "I had never been to a NASCAR race before, and when I was invited to the Daytona 500 and had a chance to meet the team, and all the NASCAR fans, I knew that this was a great opportunity to promote my new book", Alden said. Alden further stated that he hoped that this was just the beginning of his relationship with Go FAS Racing and NASCAR.(Go FAS Racing), see an image of the car on the #32 Team schemes page.(2-25-2014)
Terry Labonte's reaction about being a NHOF Nominee: In his first year of eligibility, Two-time Cup champion Terry Labonte was one of 20 racing greats nominated Saturday at Daytona for the NASCAR Hall of Fame's 2015 class. Just hours before competing in his final Daytona 500, Labonte was humble the 22-person nominating committee placed his name on the list. "It kind of surprised me", said Labonte. "I didn't really think about it but that's exciting to be named with those other guys that were named. That's pretty cool." As far as his chances of being one of the five inductees during the May 21st announcement, Labonte said, "I don't know. I can think of a lot of people I think that are more deserving than me to be in the Hall of Fame and there's been so many people that have been in the sport for so many years that accomplished so many things back in the early days whether it was drivers or crew members or team owners. It's an honor to be mentioned in that category with those people but there's a lot of people I think that really made our sport great."(PRN's Garagepass)(2-25-2014)
Kvapil to join Labonte and Boris Said as drivers of the #32 in 2014: Go FAS Racing announced that 2003 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Travis Kvapil will drive the #32 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014. Kvapil will share the driving duties with two time Sprint Cup Champion Terry Labonte and road course ace Boris Said. "I'm really excited to be a part of the Go FAS Racing team" said Kvapil. "They have put me together with two great teammates, Terry Labonte and Boris Said, and I am ready to make the most of this opportunity in 2014".
"We couldn't be happier to have drivers like Travis Kvapil, Terry Labonte, and Boris Said behind the wheel of the #32 Ford Fusion in 2014," said Frank Stoddard & Archie St. Hilaire, co-owners of Go FAS Racing. "We look forward to 2014 to be a competitive season for Go FAS Racing. Having these veteran racers in the car will help us move the program to the next level."(Go FAS Racing)(2-21-2014)
Terry Labonte to make final Daytona 500 start: Two-time NASCAR champion #32-Terry Labonte said Sunday's Daytona 500 will be his final start in this race. This will be Labonte's 32nd Daytona 500 start. He's never won the race but finished second in 1986, '90 and '97. Labonte will fall one start short of the record for this race. Dave Marcis started 33 Daytona 500s. Labonte, 57, said he plans to run the remaining three restrictor-plate races and maybe a few others this season for car owner Frankie Stoddard's Go Fas Racing. Labonte is scheduled to start 24th Sunday. He finished 12th in the second of two Budweiser Duel races Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway. Labonte said he's certain this will be his final Daytona 500. "I still love it," he said. "I've been dragging this retirement out for about seven years." Labonte admits he told Stoddard that last year's Daytona 500 would be his final one. "I told him I really mean it this time," Labonte said.(Motor Racing Network)(2-21-2014)
Kvapil to announce Sprint Cup plans soon: Travis Kvapil, whose career had seemed stalled, will race Friday night in the Camping World Truck Series opener and plans to announce a Sprint Cup deal within the week. The Janesville native will drive for tiny MAKE Motorsports at Daytona, "run the first three, four, five races with them, whatever; just kind of take it from there," he said before practice Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway. "They're just a really small team, they've got a small shop, a couple of guys working on it, a couple of decent trucks," Kvapil said. "It'll be fun for me. Truck racing is always fun. Daytona anything can happen." Even if Kvapil can't qualify on speed, his status as a past champion guarantees the team a spot in the field.
Kvapil, 37, had driven for upstart BK Racing in Sprint Cup the past two years, finishing 27th in points in 2012 and 31st last season. Neither he nor veteran teammate David Reutimann was retained. His new "nearly full-time" Cup program -- to begin next weekend in Phoenix -- is of a similar level to BK and Front Row Motorsports, his previous home. "It's a small team over there," Kvapil said, "but they made some moves in the offseason in some personnel and some other things and they're trying to grow their program and get stronger so I'm happy to be a part of that as well, and I think I can bring a value to their team as well."(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)(2-20-2014)
SK Professional Tools to be associate sponsor of #32: GO FAS Racing announced that SK Professional Tools will return as an associate sponsor of the #32 Ford in 2014 at Daytona and become the official hand tool of the team. SK Tools tools came aboard last season as Go Green Racing competed in the Nationwide Series and the Sprint Cup Series. "SK Tools have been around a long time and still remain a quality product made right here in the USA. We look forward to grow our businesses together through our marketing partnership in 2014 and beyond. They understand the challenges of growing small businesses and teams out there and I think this will be a great partnership to build on into the future," said Go Greens owner Archie St Hilaire.(GO FAS Racing)(2-20-2014)
#32 gets associate sponsor for Daytona: GO FAS Racing announced that motivational speaker Michael Alden will be an associated sponsor for the #32 Ford driven by Terry Labonte in the Daytona 500. Alden has just released his new book Ask More Get More which paves the way to get more out of your personal and professional life.(GO FAS Racing)(3-18-2014)
C&J Energy Services Returns to sponsor Labonte and GO FAS Racing: For the fourth consecutive year, C&J Energy Services is teaming up with Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Terry Labonte. Labonte will pilot the #32 C&J Energy Services Ford for the 56th Running of the Daytona 500. C&J Energy Services, who has supported for the past three seasons, will renew their partnership for four more races during the 2014 season. Labonte and C&J Energy Services will compete at the restrictor plate races during the 2014 season. "We are very proud and excited to be associated with GO FAS Racing and Terry Labonte," commented Josh Comstock, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of C&J Energy Services. "Like C&J, both GO FAS and Terry have strong family values and a competitive spirit. Also like C&J, they generate more with a smaller asset base than most of their much larger competitors and deliver superior performance through technology and efficiency. This team truly exemplifies our slogan of "Competitive Horsepower". We are looking forward to participating with Terry and GO FAS at the 2014 Daytona and Talladega events."
"It is exciting for the GO FAS Racing team to be heading to Daytona once again with Terry Labonte and have C&J Energy Services back with us for a fourth season," said team owner Frank Stoddard. "Terry doesn't get rattled behind the wheel at these tracks, and I think his numbers speak volumes. You don't have to worry about him making mistakes and he takes care of the car for you. He has completed almost 90% of all laps he's run at Daytona, so I am real happy he is behind the wheel of the #32. It is very important for our team to not only run competitive, but also finish the race and run all of the laps.(GO FAS Racing)(2-17-2014)
#32 team gets an associate sponsor for Daytona: Go FAS Racing announced that Tender Beef Jerky USA will be an associate sponsor on the #32 Go FAS Racing Ford driven by Terry Labonte in the Daytona 500. Tender Beef Jerky helped Go FAS Racing during the January testing, and was pleased from the response of the NASCAR community, that they had to be a part of the Daytona 500. "We hope that this is just the beginning of our involvement with NASCAR," Tender Beef Jerky owner Luc Fortin said.(Go FAS Racing PR)(2-13-2014)
Owners Points Updates: NASCAR announced that it has approved points for three new ownership groups. The points from the #32 car owned by Frank Stoddard last season will go to Go Fas Racing. That features the new partnership between Stoddard's Fas Lane Racing and Archie St. Hilarie's Go Green Racing.
The points from the #55 Michael Waltrip car last season will go to the #66 car of Robinson Racing Team. That car is being shared by MWR and Jay Robinson Racing.
That doesn't mean the #55 car at MWR driven by Brian Vickers this year will be without points. The team is moving the points earned from the #56 car with Martin Truex Jr. last year to the car Vickers will drive this year.
Also, the #87 car formerly known as NEMCO Motorsports will be known as Identity Ventures Racing, which is a partnership of Jay Robinson, Joe Nemechek, Troy Stafford, James Hamilton and John Burns. It will use the points (40th) earned from Nemechek's #87 car last year.(MRN)(2-13-2014)
#32 gets a sponsor for testing: The #32 Ford of Go Fas Racing, the new partnership between FAS Lane & Go Green Racing, will have Tender Beef Jerky USA aboard at Daytona International Speedway for the two day testing Thursday and Friday Tender Beef Jerky USA is a Florida based company owned by two passionate NASCAR fans, Luc & George.(Go Fas Racing PR)(1-9-2014)
FAS Lane and Go Green Racing enter joint venture: FAS Lane Racing owner, Frank Stoddard, and Go Green Racing owner, Archie St. Hilaire, announce that they have entered into a joint venture for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and beyond. "Frank has a great program here at FAS Lane Racing and we believe that by combining our resources, we can take the program to the next level," said St. Hilaire. "It's been my goal to race in the Sprint Cup Series on a weekly basis and this joint venture makes the most sense for both parties." Stoddard and St.Hilaire both recognize the increasing challenges to being competitive at the Sprint Cup level. By combining resources from both their teams, they believe the joint venture will strengthen the overall program of the #32 Ford. Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Terry Labonte will return to the teams #32 entry to compete in the season opening Daytona 500. The driver list for the remaining races will be announced in the coming weeks. The team also announces that they have hired veteran crew chief Dan Stillman, giving Stoddard more time to focus on the business side and assist in securing marketing and sponsorship opportunities for the team. The team will continue to operate out of the FAS Lane Racing shop in Mooresville, North Carolina where they will continue to field Fords and utilize Roush/Yates engines.(Integrity Sports Marketing)(12-24-2013)
Ken Schrader's long Cup series racing career is about over: Sunday marks the end of the 30-year NASCAR Cup series racing career of Fenton (MO) native Ken Schrader. Also on Sunday, the book will close on the 2013 Cup season when NASCAR crowns a champion in Homestead, FL. "I've walked around the garage area and I didn't see very many other 58-year-old drivers," he said in a recent phone interview. "I have enjoyed what I've done and what I've accomplished. But I want to do other stuff. It's not like it's been a job. It's been fun and I have definitely enjoyed it. The biggest thing we've done in the Cup car is being able to milk it for 30 years. Just being able to hold on that long. Every race that you didn't win, you wanted to win." Schrader, whose first Winston Cup start came on July 14, 1984 when he "begged" owner Elmo Langley for a ride at Nashville and finished 19th, will have earned more than $38 million (he's at $37,976,968 entering Sunday's race). Columbia, Mo., native Carl Edwards, who is a second cousin to Schrader, calls Schrader a "great racer, first and foremost. He's a great guy, a guy that a lot of people demand respect from. I don't think there is one person in the garage area that hates Kenny. He's a racer to the core." Edwards, 34, said Schrader gave Edwards his start by letting him "hang around and work at (Kenny's) shop for two years. Mow the grass, sweep. Whatever I could do." While Schrader is retiring from the Cup circuit, he will continue in NASCAR in 2014 running in the Camping World truck series, although the stop at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 14 is not on his schedule. This past July, when the trucks made their first dirt stop ever at Eldora (Ohio) Speedway, Schrader became the oldest driver in NASCAR's three series (Cup, Nationwide, trucks) to win the pole. But, he wound up 14th in the Mudsummer Classic. He will also continue running his ARCA car in 2014, in which this year he became the oldest driver to win a race, capturing the Menards 200 at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway on May 19. Most importantly, though, he will climb in his dirt modified. He has three more dirt races this season. "It's not retirement from NASCAR," he said. "There's just no plans to come back. If you don't have any other plans ... I wouldn't change anything. There are other programs we can do."(St Louis Post Dispatch)(11-17-2013)
Schrader to retire from Cup racing: ESPN's Allen Bestwick, during coverage of Sunday's race from Martinsville Speedway, said #32-Ken Schrader had told him that Homestead would be the last NASCAR Sprint Cup race he competes in.(10-27-2013)
IRS probes OXYwater founders: Two local entrepreneurs who came up with an oxygen-enhanced water that landed a NASCAR sponsorship are in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS is investigating Preston J. Harrison, a former Ohio State University football player, and Thomas E. Jackson Jr., founders of a Westerville business that makes and distributes OXYwater. An affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Columbus says that IRS agents recently seized a 2009 Cadillac, a 2009 BMW and a bank account as part of an investigation into the financial dealings of Imperial Integrated Health Research and Development at 470 Olde Worthington Rd., Suite 200. Harrison and Jackson are the founders of Imperial Integrated. The allegation is that they funneled investors' money into their personal bank accounts and into another company. As of yesterday, no charges had been filed. Possible charges, according to the affidavit, are wire fraud and money laundering. The affidavit says that Harrison, 41, of 3071 Willow Springs Court, Lewis Center, and Jackson, whose address and age were unavailable, borrowed $5 million from more than 10 people and one company to produce OXYwater beginning in 2011. The investors included several professional basketball players in Europe. A year later, the court record says, several investors became worried about where their money was going and hired a lawyer. That attorney, who is not named in the affidavit, supposedly learned that the company's tax returns grossly underestimated the amount investors had paid into the company. This month, a three-year sponsorship agreement between NASCAR's FAS Lane Racing team and OXYwater was announced. FAS Lane's #32 Ford Fusion in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series sports the company's name. Terry Labonte, Ken Schrader and Timmy Hill alternate as drivers.(Columbus Dispatch)(3-28-2013)
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20 Bobby Auten, Kenny Martin, Jerry Punch, Dennis Punch, Ronald Puryear
21 Patti Bisciotti, William Vance, Winston Kelley, Paul Menard, Mark McCarter, Burney Lamar, Doug Shaak, Keven Wood
22 Collin Houston, Tommy Mullis, Elmo Langley
23 Steve Park, Kenny Wallace, Scott Miller, Ashlie Garone, Robert Larkins, Ralph Sheheen, Shane Sieg
24 Lee McCall, David Bonnett
25 Casey Atwood, David Smith, Shane Hall, Kelly Bires, Sarah Catlin Waltrip, T.J. Bell
26 Jayski.com, Ray Evernham, James Hylton, Landon Rudd, Greg Engle, Ken Duan, Adam Gravitt, Daniel Rankin
27 Chris Brook, Richard Broome, Billy Hodges, Chuck Rider, Mike Hillman, Gloria Broadwater, Claire B. Lang
28 Kelley Earnhardt, Randy LaJoie, Thomas Hatcher, Brandon Miller, Hoss Berry
29 Timothy Peters, Jim Brady, Paul Vanderlaan, Ken Stout, Wendell Scott, Geneva Key
30 Mike Helton, Sue Fiala, Mark Allen, Gordon Gibbs, John Erickson
31 Sara Eolin, Patti Jarrett Makar, Mike Nelson, Jerry Baxter Jr., Erin Beam, Wayne Orme, Mike Morneau