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  • looks like Go Green Racing is sharing the #52 for the Sprint Cup Series along with BK Motorsports and Hamilton-Means Racing for select races, more info on the #52 Team News and Links page.

  • 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)

  • Changes with the #44 and #19 teams? UPDATE: been told that crew chief Peter Sospenzo has left the #19 Humphrey-Smith Racing team and is the new crew chief for the #44 Xxxtreme Motorsports team. Supposedly Mike Bliss, currently the driver of the #19 Toyota could move to the #44 Ford for Xxxtreme Motorsports. Scott Riggs has ran three races for Xxxtreme Motorsports this season. Supposedly the next race for Xxxtreme Motorsports will be at Charlotte Motor Speedway, possibly as soon as the Sprint Showdown on May 18th. Former #44 crew chief has supposedly moved on to the #79 Go Green Racing team in the Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series. No word who the new crew chief for the #19 team will be.
    UPDATE: been told that Furr is not working with the #79 team and that Ben Leslie is working with the team as the crew chief.(5-1-2013)

  • Go Green Racing Announces First Cup Race of 2013: Go Green Racing announced that they will attempt their first NASCAR Sprint Cup series race of the 2013 season at Richmond International Raceway on April 27th for the Toyota Owners 400. The #79 Ford Fusion team had plans to start their season earlier in the year, but with the limited availability of parts for the new Gen 6 cars, as well as building them, delayed the start. Go Green Racing expects to compete in 8-10 events this season with hopes of running the entire races as funding permits. The team has had conversations with several drivers for the #79 Ford Fusion and hopes to make an announcement in the coming weeks as to who that will be. Go Green Racing, founded by Maine native Archie St. Hilaire, has enjoyed success in the NASCAR Nationwide series over the past several years before fielding a NSCS entry last season on a limited schedule. The team qualified for six races including the Southern 500, Brickyard 400, and both races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.(Go Green Racing)(4-3-2013)

  • Re-Load joins the #79 as a primary sponsor: Re-Load Wellness will join Go Green Racing and driver Reed Sorenson for the Ford EcoBoost 400, this weekend for the final race of the season. "This has been a great experience this year with Go Green Racing and NASCAR, in getting awareness to our brand and we will be at Homestead to sit down with both parties to discuss a bigger role for the 2013 season" said Ken Lewis CEO of CleanPath Resources, the parent company of Re-Load.biz.(DBM Marketing Group)(11-17-2012)

  • Go Green Racing gets associate sponsor for Texas: Re-Load has agreed to be a major associate sponsor this week for the AAA Texas 500. Re-Load.biz will be on Go Green Racing's #79 driven by Kelly Bires.(DBM Marketing)(11-2-2012)

  • #79 gets a sponsor for Kansas: CleanPath Resources will sponsor Go Green Racing's #79 driven by Kelly Bires in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas. CleanPath with be putting their line of Wellness products Re-Load on the hood.(DBM Marketing Group)(10-17-2012)

  • Bires returns to the #79 at New Hampshire: According to his Facebook page Kelly Bires will return to the seat of the #79 Go Green Ford at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Sylvania 300.(9-14-2012)

  • Skinner to make Indy attempt with Go Green Racing: Bebida Beverage Company, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of liquid relaxation products, will reunite for their second time with #79 Go Green Racing and team owner Archie St Hilaire, for the Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Behind the wheel will be former Camping World Truck Series Champion Mike Skinner. This will be the second time Koma Unwind will be primary sponsor of the Go Green Racing #79 Ford. Earlier in the year the company backed the effort at Darlington Raceway with driver Scott Speed that started 29th and finished 42nd.(BeBevCo PR)(7-24-2012)

  • Bires to make Sprint Cup debut: Kelly Bires Will Drive The #79 Team Kyle / Bestway Ford at New Hampshire Motor Speedway For the LENOX Industrial Tools 301. Bires locked himself into the race during qualifying Friday and will make his Sprint Cup Series debut. Said Bires: "I am really looking forward to making my NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at NHMS. New Hampshire reminds me a lot like Milwaukee where I grew up. It's a technical track that produces hard racing and the track suites my style. I know how much this race means to Go Green Racing and we are looking forward to putting on a good show for the home fans."(kellybires.com)(7-14-2012)

  • Go Green Racing honoring "Team Kyle" at Darlington: Go Green Racing will make their second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series attempt of the season this upcoming weekend at Darlington Raceway for the Bojangles' Southern 500. Driving the #79 Go Green Racing Ford Fusion will Scott Speed. The team will be honoring seven-year old Kyle St. Clair of Scarborough, ME. Kyle was born seven weeks early and has spent much of his life at hospitals in Maine, Boston, and Columbus. Kyle has had over 45 surgeries and suffers from lung disease and severe immobility. Recently, his family has been able to bring him home on hospice. "I had the chance to meet Kyle and his family a couple weeks back and he is truly an amazing boy," said Archie St. Hilaire, Go Green Racing Team Owner. "The strength and love he has is contagious. I hope we can get our car into the race and put on a good show for Kyle." Fans are encouraged to show your support for Kyle by following "Team Kyle" on Facebook.
    AND: Bebida Beverage Comapny, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of liquid relaxation products, announced the company has made a deal with Go Green Racing to be the primary sponsor on their Sprint Cup series Ford. The fastest-growing relaxation drink in the world, KOMA UNWIND, will join Go Green Racing and their driver Scott Speed for this week's installment at the "Too Tough to Tame" Darlington Speedway for the Bojangles Southern 500.(BeBevCo) see images of the car on my #79 Team Schemes page.(5-11-2012)

  • Go Green Racing to make Sprint Cup debut: #79-Go Green Racing plans to make its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Kansas Speedway for the STP 400 on April 22 with driver Tim Andrews. Calling the shots will be former NSCS Champion crew chief, Paul Andrews. The team will run the #79 BBI / Bestway Disposal Ford Fusion. Go Green Racing has purchased their NSCS cars from Roush Fenway Racing and will run the Roush / Yates FR9 engines. "Tim proved to us last year that he can get a car into the show, and at this level, that is what it is all about," said Archie St. Hilaire, Team Owner for Go Green Racing. "The chemistry between Paul and Tim is outstanding. I think that Tim has shown us that he deserves a shot and I have always been a believer in giving a guy an opportunity." Kansas Speedway will also mark the first Sprint Cup attempt for Tim Andrews. "I feel very fortunate to get this opportunity," said Tim Andrews. "I have dreamed about being in a Cup car and to do it with my father's help is unbelievable. I believe in him and he believes in me, it just gives us that much more confidence. I've raced at Kansas before and can't wait to go back."(Go Green Racing PR), see an image of the car on my #79 Team Schemes page.(4-17-2012)

  • Go Green Racing Signs Paul and Tim Andrews; Forms Cup Team: Go Green Racing announced the addition of Paul and Tim Andrews to an already impressive list of talented crew members to Go Green Racing for the 2012 NASCAR season. Paul Andrews, a former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Crew Chief, will lead the #19 [changed to #79] Go Green Racing Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series beginning at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16th. Bristol Motor Speedway will also mark the first Sprint Cup Series attempt for Tim Andrews. Following Bristol, the team expects to compete in an additional ten NSCS races. Tim Andrews is also scheduled to compete in select NASCAR Nationwide Series races as driver of the #37 Go Green Racing Ford Mustang. Calling the shots as crew chief on the #37 will be Dave Ingram. Ingram joins Go Green Racing after serving as crew chief for MacDonald Motorsports last season. Go Green Racing has purchased their NSCS cars from Roush Fenway Racing and will run the Roush/Yates FR9 motor at all 2012 Cup races.(Go Green Racing)(1-20-2012)

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