Races (4) that Bobby Labonte is scheduled to drive in 2015 with C&J Energy Services as the sponsor:
Daytona - 2/22
Talladega - 5/3
Daytona - 7/5
Talladega - 10/25
Races (?) that Mike Bliss is scheduled to drive in 2015:
Atlanta - 3/1, Rimrock
Las Vegas - 3/8, Draft Demons (DNQ)
the rest TBA
Races (2) that Boris Said is scheduled to drive in 2015:
Sonoma - 6/22
Watkins Glen - 8/10
Races (8) that Keen Parts / Corvetteparts.net is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2015:
Richmond - 4/25
Kentucky - 7/11
Richmond - 9/12
Contract Status: Drivers: race-to-race; Primary Sponsors: race-to-race
Visone RV partners with Go Green Racing: Visone RV returns to Go Green Racing as an associate sponsor for the remainder of the 2015 NSCS season. Visone RV, based in East Bernstadt, Kentucky has the world's largest selection of new and used Motor Home parts. Visone also takes pride and pleasure in selling new and used RVs. Visone supplies RV/Motor home repair facilities across the country with a goal to always describe and disclose as much information to the best of their ability about all RV parts they sell.(Go Green Racing)(3-21-2015)
Bliss returns to the #32 at Vegas: Draft Demons will be the sponsor of the #32 Go FAS Racing Ford of Mike Bliss in Sunday's Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Bliss will be making his third career NSCS start at the 1.5 mile track with a best finish of 16th, which came back in 2005. The 2001 NCWTS Champion will once again be pulling double duty, running for Tri-Star Motorsports in Saturday's Xfinity race. Mike Bliss on Las Vegas: "I feel really confident heading out west and going to Las Vegas with the way our team is moving forward. Vegas is a fast, rough, and bumpy track, which creates its own challenges, and that's one of the things that makes it such a unique and fun track." Launched in February of 2015, Draft Demons is a daily fantasy sports website providing fantasy sports leagues and contests lasting one day.(Go FAS Racing)(3-3-2015)
Bliss debuts with Go Green Racing: Going into Atlanta Motor Speedway Mike Bliss will make his first start with #32 Go Green Racing. Said Bliss:"I'm ready to go & excited to get behind the wheel of the Rimrock Design Ford for this weekends race. We are hoping that being there for the test will help us for the race and it gives me a chance to work with the Go Green Racing team." Rimrock Designs joins GGR: "I can't express enough how excited Rimrock Design is to be sponsoring the #32 Ford for this weekends race at Atlanta," said owner Micah Linton. "We are looking forward to getting the Rimrock brand out to the public by partnering with Go Green Racing for this great event. On behalf of myself, and my great staff ,I want to thank Archie St.Hilaire for this tremendous opportunity." Rimrock Design Inc. specializes in providing full service tile & flooring solutions for commercial construction and renovation projects. Our professional strength lies in our strong partnerships with manufacturers and never ending commitment to industry research and knowledge which affords us an unprecedented competitive advantage.(GoGreenRacing)(2-27-2015)
Bliss to drive #32 in select races: Go FAS Racing announced that Mike Bliss will join Bobby Labonte and Boris Said as drivers of the #32 Ford Fusion for select events in 2015. Bliss will make his first appearance for Go FAS Racing in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1st. "With the top tier teams expanding, we believe our best strategy is to fill our seat with veterans who have performed well in the past," said team owner Archie St.Hilaire. "This helps ensure we maintain a healthy standing in the points as the season progresses. Mike Bliss has proven time and time again that he can be competitive in the Sprint Cup Series, while bringing the car home in one piece, which is crucial for a small organization like us." The Oregon native won the 2002 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship, has made 169 starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, earning seven top-ten's and one top-five finishes. Bliss earned a victory in his only season of competition in the IROC series in 2004, and has 13 NCWTS Wins, along with two NASCAR Xfinity Series Wins.(Go FAS)(2-3-2015)
Keen Part's to return to the #32 in 2015: Keensparts.com and corevetteparts.com will return to sponsor the #32 Go FAS Racing Ford for at least eight races in 2015. No word who the driver will be. See an image of the scheme on the #32 Team Schemes page.(1-2-2015)
Gase meets with organ donor recipient: An emotional meeting Friday in Waterloo as a liver transplant recipient met the organ donor's family for the very first time. The Iowa Donor Network estimates about half of organ donation recipients meet the family of the donor. Maggie Schmeiser met her donor's family so she could thank them. She received a liver transplant in April 2011. 3-and-a-half years later, she finally met the family of the woman who gave her the gift of life. "I wanted to connect with them and tell them how grateful I was and will always be so I couldn't wait to meet em," said Schmeiser. So she met with Joey Gase and his sister. Their mother died of a brain aneurysm. "It's cool to be able to see your mom live on through them and especially see how thankful they are for your mom's gift," said Gase. Gase also brought one of his race cars. He stars in the Nationwide series [in the #52 for Jimmy Means], while driving in some Sprint Cup races [in the #32 for GoGreen Racing]. While trying to win races, he's also using his high-profile to draw attention to organ donation. After his mom died, he made the decision for the donation. "I want people to make that decision before that time comes, as a family, and have people discuss that in their family and even if it's a "no", at least that way you know what your loved one wants," said Gase. "The issue of organ donation is so important to Gase and his family, he's put his mother's picture on the front of his race car and he's also made dozens of appearances all over the country for organ donation. To have somebody like Joey, who's doing more for organ donation than perhaps anyone, he travels to 33 Nationwide races, 4 Sprint Cup events, everywhere he goes he tells his story, he talks to other families, gets people to register as donors, he's saving lives," said Tony Hakes, public outreach manager of the Iowa Donor network. The Gase family has already met another recipient of Mary Jo Gase's organs. Jordan Shaw received one of Gase's kidneys. The family met with Shaw at a Nationwide race in Newton in 2012(KWWL)(12-14-2014)
Bobby Labonte to drive some races in #32 car UPDATE: GoFAS Racing announced that 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Champion Bobby Labonte will pilot the #32 C&J Energy Services Ford Fusion in 2015. Labonte will run the four Superspeedway events [Daytona and Talladega] with support from Texas based C&J Energy Services. "I'm excited for the opportunity to go racing next season with GoFAS Racing and C&J," Labonte said. "The people at C&J are good friends of our family, and like me, have a passion for the sport. I want to thank them, along with Frank and Archie for allowing me the opportunity to take over where my brother left off."
"I am so proud to have C&J Energy Services back with us for a fifth season," said Frank Stoddard. "With the addition of Bobby to our partnership with C&J Energy Services, I am confident we can continue to build our team. We had an outstanding finish in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona last July with Terry, and we look forward to continuing those strong results with Bobby. We have a busy off-season to get ready for 2015, but everyone is excited about what the season holds for us."
With older brother Terry Labonte retiring after the fall event at Talladega Superspeedway where he qualified ninth, it was a natural fit to put the 2000 NSCS champion behind the wheel. "It's great to have a champion like Bobby Labonte on board for 2015." Said team co-owner Archie St.Hilaire. "Our guys are really busy at the shop preparing two fast superspeedway cars, and we can't wait for Daytona." In 2015, The C&J Energy Services colors will appear during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway, May 3 at Talladega Superspeedway, July 5 at Daytona International Speedway, and October 25 at Talladega Superspeedway. "C&J is very excited about our continued relationship with GoFAS Racing." Said CEO Josh Comstock. "We are very fortunate to have Bobby Labonte behind the wheel for the 2015 plate races. Like C&J, Bobby, the champion he is, prides himself on always striving for excellence and finding ways to continually improve. Together, we see 2015 as a great opportunity and look forward to further success, on and off the track."
Frank Stoddard, owner of FAS Lane racing, and Archie St. Hilaire, owner of Go Green Racing, will continue their joint venture for 2015 and beyond. The formation of GoFAS Racing is in its second season. The team will continue to compete with horsepower from Roush Yates Engines.(Go Fas Racing)(12-10-2014)
UPDATE: Road course specialist Boris Said will also return to Go FAS Racing for the two road course races at Watkins Glen and Sonoma Raceway. Several drivers are being considered for the other races, including 20-year-old Fort Kent, Maine native Austin Theriault, according to team owner Archie St. Hilaire. St. Hilaire said they are also trying to help Theriault land a NASCAR Nationwide Series ride. The team is leaning toward signing young drivers for 28 races while putting New England or northeast drivers in the cars for the two Cup races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Travis Kvapil drove 16 races for them and J.J. Yeley manned the cockpit for three races. Blake Koch and Joey Gase each drove four races with Timmy Hill, Kyle Fowler and Eddie MacDonald each driving one. Massachusetts native MacDonald ran one of the New Hampshire events. Yeley will definitely not be back, said Archie St. Hilaire. Clint Cram will return as the crew chief, although co-owner Frank Stoddard will be the crew chief for Labonte's four restrictor plate races.(Bangor Daily News)(12-11-2014)
LeafFilter to Sponsor the #32 at Homestead: LeafFilter announced its sponsorship of the #32 Ford at Homestead. "We are pleased to continue our sponsorship with Go Green Racing and that Blake Koch will be piloting the #32 LeafFilter Ford for the upcoming Ford EcoBoost 400," states Matt Kaulig, owner of LeafFilter North, Inc. "It is exciting for the entire LeafFilter team to be a part of Ford's Championship Weekend as driver's race for the Sprint Cup." Blake Koch is scheduled to drive the #32 LeafFilter Ford at the Homestead. Koch began his racing career at the age of 22. Prior to transitioning into the NASCAR arena in 2008, Koch raced on two wheels and was considered one of the top motocross competitors in Florida. "I am super excited to get back behind the wheel in the Sprint Cup series. I am even more excited to have LeafFilter back on board. They are a great sponsor and just a great group of people to be around. Looking to get them a good finish in Miami, and end the season on a high note," Koch mentions of the upcoming race.(PRNewswire), see images of the car / scheme on the #32 Team Schemes page.
AND Tender Beef Jerky will be an associated sponsor of the #32 Go FAS Racing Ford and driver Blake Koch at Homestead. Tender Beef Jerky is a line of gourmet jerky based in Florida (GFR PR)(11-14-2014)
Terry Labonte returns to the #32 for 890th career start UPDATE: Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Terry Labonte will be competing in the GEICO 500 with C&J Energy Services and the #32 Go FAS Racing team in Talladega. His start at the Talladega Superspeedway will be the 890th of his 37-year long run and 61st at the famed superspeedway. As a tribute to a legend of the sport, C&J Energy Services and the #32 team created a special paint scheme for Labonte, honoring his remarkable career in stock car racing's most elite series. Throughout Labonte's storied career, beginning in 1978, he has finished in the top ten on 361 occasions; 22 of those finishes ended with a trip to victory lane. Labonte's very first start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was at the Darlington Raceway with Duck Industries. At the young age of 21, Labonte finished fourth in the #92 car owned by Billy Hagan. A few short years later, in 1984, Labonte went on to win the first of his two championships in the #44 Piedmont car, also owned by Hagan. Following the '84 championship, Labonte encountered many ups and downs in NASCAR. The sport became more and more competitive with multi-car teams growing and sponsorship needs increasingly demanding. In 1994, Labonte signed with Hendrick Motorsports. This was an incredible turning point in his career, culminating in 1996, when Labonte went on to win his second championship in the #5 Kelloggs Chevy. With 12 years between his two championships, the second title was a significant triumph that helped define his career. Many of today's NASCAR fans and industry leaders still remember and cherish the second championship.
The paint scheme created by C&J Energy and FAS Lane Racing for Labonte at this year's GEICO 500 will include a replication of Labonte's first Sprint Cup car, his first championship car and his second championship car. Fans and members of the NASCAR community will recognize the combination of paint schemes from the cars that have defined Labonte and his extraordinary career: the Duck Industries car, the Piedmont Airlines car and lastly, the yellow, red and green Kellogg car. Since 2005, Labonte has run a limited schedule with various teams including Hendrick Motorsports, Michael Waltrip Racing, Petty Enterprises and most recently the FAS Lane team. Outside of racing, Labonte is known for being an avid hunter and fisherman.(Go Green Racing), see an image of the car on the #32 team paint schemes page.(10-15-2014)
UPDATE: Terry Labonte, two-time NASCAR premier series champion, will attempt his last NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Talladega Superspeedway in the GEICO 500. "I told (owner Frank Stoddard) at the beginning of the year this was going to be my last season, which I told him that last year, too, so this is about the third time I've run my last race," Labonte said. "But I told him at the beginning of the year this would be my last season...It's been fun. It's been exciting. I still love the sport. I wish I was 10 years younger."(NASCAR.com)(10-18-2014)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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