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Timmy Hill driving for FAS Lane: 2011 Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year Timmy Hill has announced he will make a run at the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors driving the FAS Lane Racing #32 U.S Chrome Ford. Hill joined FAS Lane Racing in 2012, racing three events late in the year, including at Kansas Speedway where he finished a career-high 22nd while racing on the lead lap. Hill will race 18 to 20 races for FAS Lane Racing with veteran NASCAR drivers Terry Labonte and Ken Schrader also taking turns at the wheel as the team will race the entire 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. The total of races Hill will enter will allow him to compete against Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. for the Rookie of the Year title. Hill's first race of 2013 will be the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 24th, at Auto Club Speedway.(Hill PR)(1-30-2013)
2013 silly season notes for #32-FAS Lane Racing: The team has not tested at the open tests at Charlotte or Daytona. Been told that FAS Lane Racing plans will be similar to 2012. Terry Labonte is scheduled to run #32 for the plate races [Daytona & Talladega] with C&J Energy as the sponsor. Ken Schrader in the #32 for 10 races with Federated Auto Parts as the sponsor. Timmy HIll and other drivers to run a few races. The team may run two cars in the Sprint Unlimited (Shootout) for Schrader and Labonte, both who are eligible to run the race as past event winners. See more about other teams on my 2013 Team / Driver Silly Season Chart.(1-20-2013)
The scheduled (9) races for Ken Schrader and Federated Auto Parts in 2012:
Las Vegas - 3/11
Martinsville - 4/1
Michigan - 6/17
Kentucky - 6/30
New Hampshire - 7/15
Bristol - 8/25
Richmond - 9/8
Texas - 11/4
Homestead - 11/18
The scheduled (4) races for Terry Labonte in 2012:
Daytona - 2/26
Talladega - 5/6
Daytona - 7/7
Talladega - 10/7
The scheduled (4) races for T.J. Bell & Green Smoke in 2012:
Charlotte - 5/27
Atlanta - 9/2
Dover - 9/30
The scheduled (2) races for Boris Said & HendrickCars.com in 2012:
Sonoma - 6/24
Watkins Glen - 8/12
Some rides for 2013 still up in the air: A year ago at this time, dominoes seemed to be tumbling all over the NASCAR world. Kurt Busch's departure from Penske Racing led to AJ Allmendinger's move from Richard Petty Motorsports to Penske, followed by Aric Almirola's move to replace Allmendinger at RPM. It seemed like there was a move or two every day, and the news was endless. This year? Not so much. Aside from a couple lower-series moves there haven't been many post-Homestead driver changes. [But there are some] possible open seats at full-time teams
BK Racing: There's no reason Landon Cassill and Travis Kvapil wouldn't return to BK Racing in 2013, but the team hasn't finalized its drivers for the #83 and 93 cars yet.
Tommy Baldwin Racing: It seems likely #36-Dave Blaney will return next season, but it hasn't been announced.
Phil Parsons Racing: Will Michael McDowell return to the #98 car? It hasn't been made official yet if so.
FAS Lane Racing: Ken Schrader will be in the #32 car for select races, and the remaining schedule will be filled by yet-to-be-named drivers.
Joe Falk Motorsports: Stephen Leicht won rookie of the year honors for the #33 car. The team's 2013 lineup has not been announced.
Phoenix Racing: Will Phoenix Racing even come back in 2013? It's not certain team owner James Finch will return, and what driver will be behind the wheel if he does.(SBNation) See information on all Sprint Cup teams on the 2013 Team / Driver chart page.(12-18-2012)
Schrader to drive for FAS Lane Racing in 2013: Short-track and NASCAR racing veteran Ken Schrader shared the stage in the SPEED SPORT Industry Center Friday afternoon at the IMIS trade show with fellow short track racers Brad Doty, Jimmy Horton and Shane Carson. While all four shared entertaining stories that left a standing-room crowd laughing out loud, Schrader's typical antics provided more than a few belly laughs with lines that shouldn't be repeated in most circles. But Schrader not only talked about the cars he's wrecked, the races he's won and the beer he has drank, but discussed his plans for the coming season. The 57-year-old Schrader, who drove Frank Stoddard's #32 in 13 races in 2012, says he will be back behind the wheel of that NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car in 10 races next season. "We run 28th or 32nd most of the time, but we still have fun out there racing, well, I guess we have fun out there running around," Schrader said. "We're going to run 10 races next year. The only bad thing about that is that it shoots the hell out of 10 weekends that we could be out running the modified somewhere." Schrader will also travel the Midwest with his modified as has became his annual trek of summer. But he also has also added a new race to his 2013 calendar. "We're putting a truck together to go over and run the race at Eldora," said Schrader of the July 24 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Ohio's Eldora Speedway. It will be the first race for the series on a dirt track.(National Speed Sport News)(12-10-2012)
Ken Schrader Racing hosts car show to benefit CCM: If you've ever wanted to see the inside of a race shop, with personal tours by members of the race team, now's your chance. Ken Schrader Racing, Inc. is hosting a car show at the shop from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Specialty cars on display will include a 1940 Ford Coupe, a 1964 Amphicar, 1955 Ford Wrecker that was Schrader's dad's, race cars and trucks from Schrader's NASCAR career, a 1957 VW Baja, 1955 Ford custom-built Cabover and more. Instead of registration fees, participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items for Cooperative Christian Ministry. Spectators are also encouraged to bring food items. In addition to cool cars, there will be music, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and food for sale.
"Times are tough for our community and we need to make sure that the pantry at Cooperative Christian Ministry is well-stocked for the holiday season," says Ann Schrader. In addition, the team supports the Bank of North Carolina's "Food Vault" and will add to that as well. "We welcome car lovers from our area and folks who are looking for a Saturday morning family activity to join us at Schrader Racing. We urge everyone to bring non-perishable food for CCM."
"CCM will open its 10th pantry this year to help serve the continuing need for food to help struggling families," says Ed Hosack, executive director of CCM. When families receive food from one of the CCM pantries, they can use the money saved in other areas of their budget. "Support from businesses like Ken Schrader Racing and our partners at Bank of North Carolina will help many families offset the high heating costs of the winter months."
Registration deadline on the day of the show is 10:30 a.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will include awards for best of show, runner-up, best paint, top 10, charity's choice and kid's choice. Trophies are sponsored by the Bank of North Carolina. Ken Schrader Racing is located at 4403 Stough Road, Concord. For more information, contact Susan Russo at KSR, Inc., at 704-788-8315.(Independent Tribune)(11-9-2012)
Schrader back in the #32, supporting pink ribbon campaign: Ken Schrader Racing and FAS Lane Racing have partnered with Federated Auto Parts and Schrader's fans from across the United States to fund a Pink ribbon campaign to benefit the Breast Health Center at CMC NorthEast Medical in Concord, N.C. Schrader will carry these very special Pink ribbons on the #32 FAS Lane Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, October 28. Fans can purchase a Pink ribbon at a cost of $14.70 each, in honor or memory of someone by visiting givenortheastfoundation.org/donate. Follow the prompts, and, in the designation section, select Ken Schrader Racing. Your name of choice will be added to a PINK ribbon that will be displayed on the #32 Ford C-post. More than 60 ribbons will adorn the C-post, many of which have already been purchased. Ken Schrader Racing and its partners support Breast Cancer Awareness month in memory of a dear friend, Lisa Meloni, who lost her battle with cancer in September 2011. Meloni worked within the motorsports community and had many friends in racing, who continue the battle against cancer in her memory. The KSR, Inc. race cars sponsored by Federated Auto Parts have carried PINK designs for the last two years during the month of October.(Ken Schrader Racing)(10-24-2012)
Timmy Hill to run the #32 at Charlotte: NASCAR Nationwide Series regular Timmy Hill will be pulling double duty this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway (NC), racing in both the NASCAR Nationwide Series "Dollar General 300" on Friday, October 12th, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series "Bank of America 500" on Saturday, October 13th. Friday he will be racing the #41 Lilly Trucking Ford for Rick Ware Racing, and on Saturday he will be in the #32 U.S. Chrome Ford for FAS Lane Racing. "I am excited to be back in a Sprint Cup car this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a track I have had some great runs at," said Hill. "I have two great race cars this weekend and I am looking forward to driving both the Rick Ware Racing #41 Friday night and the FAS Lane Racing #32 Saturday night."(TimmyHill.com)(10-10-2012)
FAS Lane Racing heads to Talladega with Labonte and C&J Energy: For the fourth time this season, FAS Lane Racing is heading to Talladega Superspeedway this week with Terry Labonte. The two time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion will pilot the #32 Ford for the running of the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500. FAS Lane Racing also welcomes back C & J Energy Services as the Primary Sponsor for the fourth time this season. C&J Energy Services, a Corpus Christi, Texas founded company, will continue their support of their "Hometown Hero" Terry Labonte, born and raised in Corpus Christi, as he will pilot the #32 C&J Energy Services Ford. The trio of FAS Lane Racing, Terry Labonte and C&J Energy Services has enjoyed some moderate success at the three previous restrictor plate races this season.(Integrity Sports Marketing)(10-5-2012)
Green Smoke sponsoring Bell at Dover: Green Smoke, a leading producer of electronic cigarettes enjoyed around the globe, will return as primary sponsor of T.J. Bell's #32 Ford Fusion fielded by FAS Lane Racing in Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Also, as a thank-you to our nation's military, Green Smoke is hosting six guests of Operation Ward 57, a non-profit organization supporting our hero wounded soldiers, their loved ones and family members as well as those that aid in their recovery. Operation Ward 57 was founded by and consists of wounded soldiers, current and former members of the military & Walter Reed Army Medical Center, as well as those that have big hearts and want to make a difference in another individual's life.(Breaking Limits), see an image of the car on the #32 team paint schemes page.(9-26-2012)
No more Cup races planned for Olsen: When Frank Stoddard, a former NASCAR crew chief-turned-car owner of #32 FAS Lane Racing, agreed to field a car for Mike Olsen, his boyhood buddy from North Haverhill, N.H., it wasn't with the intent of starting the Sylvania 300 and then parking it. Quite the contrary. Olsen went the distance in the #32 North Country Ford, finishing 11 laps down in 33d for an $81,735 payday. It was the Sprint Cup debut for Olsen, 44, who said it was likely to be his last race.(Boston Globe)(9-24-2012)
Olsen to make Sprint Cup debut: #32-Mike Olsen and Frank Stoddard Jr., old buddies from North Haverhill and Woodsville High School, will become the first driver-owner tandem from New Hampshire to race in the Sprint Cup series when Olsen takes the wheel in tomorrow's Sylvania 300. Olsen, a 44-year-old who won championships in what is now the K&N Pro Series East tour in 2001 and 2006, qualified on Stoddard's owner points and will start 42nd. Olsen is the grandson of the late driver Stub Fadden, who competed on the East tour from 1987-2003, winning four races. Stoddard is in his second year as a Cup owner after serving as a crew chief for Sprint Cup drivers Jeff Burton, Ward Burton and Boris Said.(Concord Monitor)(9-22-2012)
North Country Ford sponsoring FAS Lane at New Hampshire: Fresh on the heels of announcing a reunion of lifelong friends joining forces for the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, FAS Lane Racing announced that North Country Ford will sponsor the team in this historic event. The Frank Stoddard led team will field the #32 North Country Ford that will be driven by Stoddard's lifelong best friend Mike Olsen in the running of the Sylvania 300 on Sunday September 23, 2012. North Country Ford was founded in 1959 by Alexander Kopp and today is three generations strong.(Integrity Sports Marketing)(9-18-2012)
#750 for Schrader: Ken Schrader, who ranks 10th on the all-time NSCS starts list, will make his 750th start on Saturday night in the #32 FAS Lane Racing Ford sponsored by Federated Auto Parts.(9-7-2012)
FAS Lane Racing Tabs Owners Lifelong Friend to Drive at Loudon: Frank Stoddard and FAS Lane Racing announced that Two-Time NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion Mike Olsen will pilot the team's #32 Ford entry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 23rd. The running of the Sylvania 300 will be a reunion of lifelong friends, Frank Stoddard and Olsen, who grew up together about 75 miles from the New Hampshire track in North Haverhill, NH. "Mike and I have been best friends since we were 3 or 4 years old," stated FAS Lane Racing team owner Frank Stoddard. "While growing up in North Haverhill my goal in our high school yearbook was to be a Winston Cup crew chief and Mike's was to follow in his grandfather's footsteps - his grandfather was legendary racer Stub Fadden who won numerous track championships and over 200 race wins. For us to both have fulfilled those dreams and now be able to work together at the highest level of racing is pretty special. I know our mentor, Stub, will be watching down quite proudly of the two kids that he dragged around New England and Canada - now together again on the biggest stage in racing." Stoddard and Olsen spent years working, traveling and racing side by side. They first worked together for Fadden, until Olsen split and started competing at the same level as his legendary grandfather. Stoddard and Olsen were still together, however, driving tandem up and down the East Coast and turning wrenches side by side for their own respective teams. Although the two have chosen different career paths, the two friends' path will intersect again when they team up in New Hampshire later this month. The Stoddard/Olsen combination will be the first New Hampshire born driver and car owner/crew chief to ever compete together at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.(Integrity Sports Marketing/FAS Lane Racing)(9-7-2012)
Green Smoke to Sponsor T.J. Bell at Atlanta: Green Smoke announced that it will return as primary sponsor of T.J. Bell's #32 Ford Fusion fielded by FAS Lane Racing in Sunday night's AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In addition, as the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Green Smoke is honoring the sacrifices of our nation's uniformed men and women by donating the 32 car's quarter panels and TV panel to the Travis Manion Foundation, an organization that assists our nation's veterans and the families of fallen heroes. Green Smoke will support the Travis Manion Foundation by advertising its 9/11 Heroes Run on Bell's quarter panels. The 9/11 Heroes Run is a national race series held annually on the weekend closest to September 11th. Proceeds from the run directly support and address the issues affecting the veteran community and also provide financial support to local veteran and first responder 501 (c) 3 charities. The 9/11 Heroes Run strives to honor the fallen and challenge people to take part in an event that recognizes the service and sacrifice of so many that serve our country every day. For more information on race dates and location, log onto www.911heroesrun.com. Bell's TV panel will offer another way to support the foundation. It encourages everyone to donate $10 to the organization by texting "Heroes" to 27722. The AdvoCare 500 will mark Bell's first Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Bell has one Nationwide Series start at the 1.5-mile race track. He started 29th and finished 27th. In Camping World Truck Series competition, Bell has four starts. His best finish is ninth place, which he achieved in 2008.(Breaking Limits), see image of the scheme on the #32 Team Schemes page.(8-28-2012)
TMone joins FAS Lane Racing for the next three races: FAS Lane Racing announced that TMone has joined the team once again and will be an associate sponsor on the #32 Ford for the next three races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. The partnership encompasses the remaining events in August consisting of Watkins Glen this weekend, followed by Michigan and Bristol. TMone is a provider of domestic business services and customer relationship management (CRM) outsourcing.(FAS Lane Racing/Integrity Sports Marketing)(8-11-2012)
FAS Lane Racing Partners with Bully Hill Vineyards at The Glen: FAS Lane Racing announced that for the second consecutive year they have partnered with Bully Hill Vineyards for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Watkins Glen International. Bully Hill Vineyards, New York's largest family owned winery, will be an Associate Sponsor on the team's #32 HendrickCars.com Ford piloted by road racing specialist Boris Said for the running of the Finger Lakes 355 (k). "It is awesome to form long term partnerships in this sport and we are pleased to be able to do that with the fine folks at Bully Hill Vineyards," stated FAS Lane Racing team owner Frank Stoddard. "They have such a long history of dedicated support in NASCAR and utilizing the marketing power it provides a company. The road course event at Watkins Glen is always a great show for the fans and we are honored to be able to represent a hometown company such as Bully Hill Vineyards."
"We welcome the opportunity to continue our relationship with Frank Stoddard and his FAS Lane Racing team," said Sean King, Marketing Manager of Bully Hill Vineyards. "We enjoyed working with the team and driver Andrew Ranger in last year's Sprint Cup Series race at The Glen and we are excited to be on board the No. 32 again this year with Boris Said behind the wheel."(FAS Lane Racing/Integrity Sports Marketing)(8-10-2012)
White replaces Townley in #32: UPDATE: John Wes Townley hit the wall at the exit of Turn 2 during his warmup lap on Friday at Pocono Raceway, and he was replaced as driver of FAS Lane Racing's #32 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car before he even turned an official lap. Camping World Truck Series driver Jason White will replace Townley, who was planning to make his Cup debut in Sunday's Pennsylvania 400 with sponsorship from the Zaxby's fast-food chicken restaurant chain. This will be White's second career Sprint Cup Series start. He finished 33rd in last year's August Pocono race while driving the same #32 for FAS Lane Racing(SB Nation)(8-3-2012)
UPDATE: FAS Lane Racing owner Frank Stoddard declined comment, and Townley was unavailable for comment. "I was at an autograph session for the Camping World Truck Series and Frankie gave me a call and said the driver didn't know if he wanted to run the race, so they wanted to make a driver change," Jason White said. "I got signed up with NASCAR to get my Cup license. … Did all that, changed a few things with the seat and jumped in the seat right before the end of practice. I wasn't really prepared for it but it was pretty cool to come out here and run."(Sporting News)(8-4-2012)
FAS Lane Racing gets associate sponsor: FAS Lane Racing announced that All Sports Tailgating has become a Major Associate Sponsor for the team's #32 entry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. All Sports Tailgating will make their first appearance on the #32 Ford this weekend in the running of the Crown Royal Curtiss Shaver 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with veteran driver Ken Schrader behind the wheel. "All of us at FAS Lane Racing welcome All Sports Tailgating and I can't think of a better place to debut the program than at historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway," stated FAS Lane Racing team owner Frank Stoddard. "We met the folks with All Sports Tailgating at Daytona and have worked hard since then to put this program together. We look forward to working with Kevin Deady and his people each week to make their programs a success." All Sports Tailgating LLC, is the leader in Sports Tailgating and Hospitality taking great pride in providing the BEST fan experience for the top sporting events around the country. With a top notch team of professionals with over 13 years of experience in the Hospitality industry nothing is left out in providing each guest with the ultimate VIP experience at every event. "I am really excited about the Crown Royal Curtiss Shaver 400 this weekend and the beginning of our sponsorship with FAS Lane Racing," said Kevin Deady, owner of All Sports Tailgating. "The added exposure for All Sports Tailgating and the association with FAS Lane Racing is something we have been working on since Daytona in February. I'm glad it came together and I am looking for a long term association with Frank and FAS Lane Racing."(FAS Lane Racing)(7-28-2012)
FAS Lane Racing gets a sponsor for Indy: FAS Lane Racing announced that Special Operations for America (SOFA) will sponsor the team's #32 Ford driven by Ken Schrader in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of their Public Awareness and Education Drive. The Special Operations for America name and logo will appear on the #32 hood and rear quarter panels along with the web site information and the message: "Join The Battle" in the running of the Crown Royal Curtiss Shaver 400.
"We welcome the opportunity to represent Special Operations for America within NASCAR and reach out to NASCAR fans nationwide," stated FAS Lane Racing team owner Frank Stoddard. "NASCAR is such a powerful arena for programs such as this and it is a privilege that SOFA has chosen our race team as the vehicle to drive their message to millions. The race at historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of our biggest races all year and we look to put on a good show with the No. 32 Special Operations for America Ford and Ken Schrader."
Former Navy SEAL and Republican Montana State Sen. Ryan Zinke has launched a political action committee, Special Operations For America, that states its top goal as advocating real conservative and like-minded candidates who want to bring true leadership back to Washington and who believe in permanent and enduring American exceptionalism. The Crown Royal Curtiss Shaver 400 will be the start of a nationwide "Join the Battle" campaign by SOFA in reaching the hard working American voters prior to the November election.
"We're proud to be part of NASCAR and this opportunity to reach millions of voters who share our time-honored, conservative values," said Zinke - who was two-time member of the elite SEAL Team Six . "This is the type of grassroots effort that is needed in order to elect leaders who will restore America to its founding principles."(Integrity Sports Marketing/FAS Lane Racing), see an image of the scheme on the #32 Team Schemes page.(7-27-2012)
Biffle-Said, still feuding? The feud between #16-Greg Biffle and #32-Boris Said apparently hasn't abated. After a collision at Watkins Glen late last season, the two skirmished in the garage area, prompting Said to call Biffle "the most unprofessional scaredy cat I've ever seen. He wouldn't fight me like a man, so if someone texts me his address, I'll go see him and show him what he really needs. He needs a whooping, and I'm going to give it to him." With the two men back in the same race, Biffle said Friday they haven't patched their differences. "We talked on the phone, and it is what it is," he said.(San Francisco Chronicle)(6-23-2012)
TMone joins FAS Lane Racing at Sonoma: TMone announced that they will join Boris Said, Primary Sponsor Hendrickcars.com and FAS Lane Racing at Sonoma in Northern California this weekend. The U.S. Call Center Business Process Insourcing/Outsourcing firm will have associate placement on the #32 Hendrickcars.com Ford in the running of the Toyota/ Save Mart 350 road race on Sunday. TMone, pronounced T-M-one recently announced it is opening a new state-of-the-art Contact Center in Dakota Dunes, S.D. and an upgrade to their employee's work-life environment in Des Moines, Iowa with a strategic move to a Corporate Campus at the Bell Ave. Business Center.(FAS Lane Racing)(6-22-2012)
Herr Foods, Hero Energy Shot sponsor Sorenson in Pocono: Herr Foods and Hero Energy Shot have teamed with FAS Lane Racing to sponsor the #32 Ford piloted by Reed Sorenson in this weekend's Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway. Both companies are local to Pennsylvania and are partnering with FAS Lane Racing to increase awareness about their efforts to help the 32 million Americans that put on a uniform every day to serve and protect this country. Hero Energy Shot, based in Paoli, Pa., and Herr's of Nottingham, Pa. are proud to team together this weekend. Herr's distributes their snack food products to over 35,000 locations and has been carrying Hero Energy Shot for the last six months building distribution and sales. Proceeds from every sale of Hero Energy Shot go to non-profit organizations that support our military, firefighters, police and first responders.(FAS Lane/Breaking Limits)(6-9-2012)
HendrickCars.com sponsoring FAS Lane at road courses: Hendrickcars.com will be the primary sponsor on the #32 cars owned by FAS Lane Racing and driven by Boris Said in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road course races at Sonoma, Calif., and Watkins Glen, N.Y. Said has competed in 12 Sprint Cup races at Sonoma, earning one pole and five top-10 finishes. He's made 11 Cup starts at Watkins Glen with one top-five finish and two top-10s. A native of Carlsbad, Calif., Said is also a member of Hendrick Automotive Group as a business partner in the company's BMW of Murrieta dealership in California. As part of the sponsorship package, Hendrickcars.com will also be a major associate on FAS Lane Racing's #32 entries in select races this season with veteran driver and four-time Sprint Cup race winner Ken Schrader.(Hendrick Automotive Group)(6-4-2012)
Green Smoke to Sponsor T.J. Bell in Coca-Cola 600: Green Smoke, a leading producer of electronic cigarettes enjoyed around the globe, announced that it will be the primary sponsor of T.J. Bell in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Bell will be at the helm of the #32 Ford Fusion fielded by FAS Lane Racing. In addition, to help celebrate the sacrifices of our service men and women on Memorial Day weekend, Green Smoke is hosting Jay Carrey, a 14-year military veteran who was injured on duty, through its support of the HERO organization. Green Smoke is a proud advocate of the HERO (Helping Early Responders Organization) organization and the 32 million Americans that put on a uniform every day to serve and protect us. Green Smoke's first NASCAR sponsorship was aboard Bell's car in the 2011 Coca-Cola 600. Since then, it has served as a primary and associate sponsor for several vehicles in NASCAR's top-three series. Green Smoke is a full-time associate sponsor of FAS Lane Racing in 2012 and plans to run at least four primaries this year with Bell behind the wheel.(Green Smoke/Breaking Limits)(5-21-2012
TMone joins FAS Lane at Darlington: FAS Lane Racing announced that TMone has once again increased their sponsorship involvement with the team's #32 entry in the Sprint Cup Series and will serve as Associate Sponsor for this weekend's running of the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. The leading Inside Sales Company, headquartered in Iowa City, IA will continue to feature their TMone.com Cup program on the #32 Ford this weekend.(Integrity Sports Marketing)(5-12-2012)
Southern Pride Trucking sponsoring FAS Lane at Darlington: Southern Pride Trucking will serve as primary sponsor to the FAS Lane Racing #32 entry in the Sprint Cup Series for this weekend's running of the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Southern Pride Trucking, in business for over 40 years, continues their commitment to FAS Lane Racing team owner Frank Stoddard and his team and is proud to be a part of NASCAR. Reed Sorenson returns to pilot the #32 Southern Pride Trucking Ford at the track known as "The Lady In Black". Southern Pride Trucking, the nationwide industry leader specializing in transporting aircraft engines, parts and ground support equipment, is currently expanding its operations with the opening of a new facility in central Florida and is hiring owner/operators.(Integrity Sports Marketing)(5-11-2012)
Faith and Freedom Coalition joins FAS Lane Racing: FAS Lane Racing announced that The Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC) will sponsor the team's #32 Ford driven by Reed Sorenson in the Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. FFC is believed to be the first pro-family organization to sponsor a car in a NASCAR race. The Faith and Freedom name and logo will appear prominently on the FAS Lane Racing entry along with texting information and the message: "Register to Vote". FFC volunteers will make voter registration forms and voter guides available to the crowd of 150,000, while 6 million NASCAR fans watching at home will be asked to text FFC to receive updates on how they can become involved in registering and turning out conservative and evangelical voters. The Richmond blitz is part of a nationwide "Champion the Vote" campaign by the Faith and Freedom Coalition with a goal of registering 2 million new voters and directly contacting a total of 37 million voters prior to the November election.(Integrity Sports Marketing)(4-28-2012)
TMone to be primary sponsor of #32 at Kansas: FAS Lane Racing announced that TMone has increased their sponsorship involvement once again with the team's #32 Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and will serve as Primary Sponsor for this weekend's race at Kansas Speedway. The leading Inside Sales Company, headquartered in Iowa City, IA will feature their "We Drive Sales" program on the #32 TMone Ford driven by Reed Sorenson in the running of the STP 400 this Sunday. It will also feature the State outlines of South Dakota and Iowa, which represent the locations of the customer contact centers TMone uses to support its Fortune 500 clients. FAS Lane Racing is coming off a tough run last week in Texas that was ruined by an overheating problem. Reed Sorenson will be behind the wheel of the #32 Ford for the second week in a row and will be making his seventh career Sprint Cup Series start at the Kansas Speedway where he has a career best finish of seventh back in the 2007 season.(FAS Lane Racing/Integrity Sports Marketing)(4-21-2012)
FAS Lane Racing gets a new sponsor and driver for Texas: FAS Lane Racing announced that Jani-King will sponsor the teams NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Additionally, the team announces that Reed Sorenson will make his debut for the team as he will pilot the #32 Jani-King Ford in the running of the Samsung Mobile 500 under the lights on Saturday night. "We welcome the opportunity to represent Texas-based Jani-King in what has quickly become a popular night race at Texas Motor Speedway," stated FAS Lane Racing team owner Frank Stoddard. "The team was able to regroup a little with the off week for the holiday and we are ready to get back to work this week in Texas and provide Jani-King with a solid performance on Saturday night. We also look forward to the addition of Reed for this week and putting together a good run." FAS Lane Racing team also welcomes back C&J Energy Services as a Major Associate Sponsor this week. Additionally the #32 Jani-King Ford will feature the logo of the elegant Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West which will once again serve as home for the FAS Lane Racing team this weekend. And rounding out the sponsor line-up for Texas is TMone who returns once again to FAS Lane Racing and will serve as an Associate Sponsor for the Samsung Mobile 500. After enjoying a rare weekend off, FAS Lane Racing heads to Texas Motor Speedway locked into the ever important top-35 in the owner's standings and they look to improve on that this weekend with Reed Sorenson and the #32 Jani-King Ford. Sorenson will be making his 10th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at the 1.5-mile Texas track.(FAS Lane Racing/Integrity Sports Marketing)(4-11-2012)
TMone to be primary sponsor #32 at Bristol: FAS Lane Racing announced that TMone has increased their sponsorship involvement with the team's #32 Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and will serve as Primary Sponsor for this weekend's race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The leading Inside Sales Company, headquartered in Iowa City, IA will feature their "We Drive Sales" program on the #32 TMone Ford piloted by NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader in the running of the Food City 500 this Sunday. It will also feature the State outlines of South Dakota and Iowa, which represent the locations of the customer contact centers TMone uses to support its Fortune 500 clients. "We are very proud to have our name on a car driven by Ken Schrader; how can you not like that guy?" said John Burchert, TMone's COO. "We Drive Sales along with our Twitter handle @TMone covers the car head to toe, top to bottom. It's a very sharp car."(FAS Lane Racing / Integrity Sports Marketing), see an image of the scheme on the #32 Team Schemes page.(3-15-2012)
TMone returns to Fas Lane Racing: FAS Lane Racing announced that TMone is continuing their associate sponsorship of the team's #32 Ford entry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The leading Inside Sales Company will be an associate sponsor on the #32 Federated Auto Parts Ford driven by NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader.(Integrity Sports Marketing)(3-10-2012)
Schrader and Federated Auto Parts Debut with FAS Lane Racing: Coming off a second solid race to the beginning of the season, FAS Lane Racing announced the 2012 debut of Ken Schrader with sponsorship from Federated Auto Parts. FAS Lane Racing heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway where Schrader will pilot the #32 Federated Auto Parts Ford in the running of the Kobalt Tools 400. "Having Federated Auto Parts as a part of our program this season is a great honor," stated FAS Lane Racing team owner Frank Stoddard. "Schrader ran some races with us last year and to have him back in our #32 Federated Auto Parts Ford this year provides our program with some additional stability. Ken did a great job for us last year and we look to continue on with our strong start to the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Ken and Federated have come on board for nine races this year and that is a great addition to the efforts of this young team."(Integrity Sports Marketing), see an image of the car on the #32 team paint schemes page.(3-9-2012)
TMone returns to FAS Lane Racing: After another successful run in the annual Daytona 500, FAS Lane Racing announced that TMone will be an Associate Sponsor on the #32 Southern Pride Trucking/US Chrome Ford for this week's running of the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. FAS Lane Racing and their #32 Ford finished 18th in Daytona with former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Terry Labonte behind the wheel. The team turns to another champion racer this week as former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Mike Bliss will steer the Roush Yates Engines powered Ford around the one-mile oval at PIR.(Integrity Sports Marketing)(3-3-2012)
Green Smoke to sponsor #32 car: Green Smoke announced its sponsorship of TJ Bell and Car #32 Ford owned by FAS Lane Racing in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. This marks the 2nd year that TJ Bell and Green Smoke will be partnering for the Cup Series. "I'm really excited to be racing again for Green Smoke," says Bell, who is coming off his Sprint Cup rookie season. "We had a lot of fun last year. They're growing at a tremendous rate and are going to be moving into some big national chain stores this year. They've picked the perfect market to promote their revolutionary product." Green Smoke electronic cigarettes provide smokers with an amazing smoking experience. Because of their outstanding success online, they are rapidly moving into the large national retail sector this year. "We're proud to be sponsoring TJ again," says Steven Arnold, VP of Marketing and Customer Satisfaction at Green Smoke. "We had a very successful season last year with TJ, and he's at the start of what's going to be a phenomenal career. We're proud to be a part of his success." The #32 Ford featured the Green Smoke logo in the Daytona 500 (PR Web). No word what races Bell will run or what races Green Smoke will be the primary sponsor.(2-29-2012)
US Chrome Returns to FAS Lane Racing for 2012 Season: FAS Lane Racing announced that they have welcomed back another sponsor for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The team's first sponsor last year, US Chrome, will return to the No. 32 Ford this coming season as a Major Associate Sponsor for all 36 races. Just as it did last year, the sponsorship begins this weekend with the running of the historic Daytona 500. U.S. Chrome is revolutionizing the metal-finishing industry. The company's innovative coatings – NiCom and TriCom (patent pending) – outperform chrome on many applications.(Integrity Sports Marketing FASLaneRacing)(2-25-2012)
FAS Lane Racing gets asscoiate sponosorship from TMone: FAS Lane Racing announced that they have secured associate sponsorship from TMone, a leading call center business to business sales and customer service firm, for the 54th running of the Daytona 500. Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Terry Labonte will pilot the #32 Ford for FAS Lane Racing in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. TMone joined the Frank Stoddard owned team in the middle of last season and served as Primary Sponsor for Labonte at Indianapolis in a second FAS Lane Racing entry. They would continue on to sponsor the team for various races throughout the remainder of the 2011 season.(FAS Lane Racing / Integrity Sports Marketing)(2-20-2012)
Terry Labonte to run Daytona 500: Just as they did to begin the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season last year, FAS Lane Racing announced they are heading to Daytona for the 2012 season opening race with Terry Labonte. The two time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion will pilot the #32 Ford in the running of the Daytona 500. In addition to the team and driver reunion, FAS Lane Racing welcomes back C & J Energy Services as the Primary Sponsor for the annual season opener at the Daytona International Speedway. C&J Energy Services, a Corpus Christi, Texas founded company, will continue their support of their "Hometown Hero" Terry Labonte, born and raised in Corpus Christi, as he will pilot the #32 C&J Energy Services Ford. The trio of FAS Lane Racing, Terry Labonte and C&J Energy Services joined forces for a handful of races last season and collectively they look forward to kicking off the 2012 season together. "It is a great privilege for our FAS Lane Racing team to be heading to Daytona once again with Terry Labonte and have C & J Energy join us again this season," stated team owner Frank Stoddard. "We had a solid Top 15 run last year for the Daytona 500 with Terry and that really set the tone for our whole season. The entire organization has worked hard during the off season to improve and grow our team and another great performance to start the season is expected."(FAS Lane Racing / Integrity Sports Marketing)(2-15-2012)
Schrader scheduled to run nine races for FAS Lane: Continuing its long and successful partnership, Federated Auto Parts will once again sponsor NASCAR legend Ken Schrader and his race teams during the 2012 season. "Kenny Schrader has become synonymous with Federated Auto Parts and we are honored to continue our long and winning association with this racing legend," said J.R. Bishop, director of racing and event marketing for Federated. "Kenny is extremely popular with our members, their customers and race fans everywhere. Whenever we host a hospitality event with him, we get rave reviews." Federated will be the primary sponsor for Schrader and FAS Lane Racing in nine NASCAR Sprint Cup races in 2012 beginning with the Las Vegas race on March 11. For the remaining Sprint Cup Races this season, Federated will serve as an associate sponsor for FAS Lane Racing. Schrader will continue in his role as the official spokesman for Federated and will once again host the annual "Get Dirty with Kenny" promotion at Schrader's own dirt track, the newly named Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. Federated will also serve as the official parts supplier to Ken Schrader Racing.(Schrader Racing)
AND the nine scheduled races are: Las Vegas on March 11; Martinsville on April 1; Michigan on June 17; Kentucky on June 30; New Hampshire on July 15; Bristol on Aug. 25; Richmond on Sept. 8; Texas on Nov. 4 and Homestead on Nov. 18.(Schrader Racing Facebook)(1-30-2012)
TMone extends sponsorship of #32: FAS Lane Racing announced that they have secured yet another associate sponsorship from TMone, a leading call center business to business sales and customer service firm for the 2011 Ford 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. TJ Bell will make his first start in the #32 Ford for TMone and FAS Lane Racing. "We would like to thank TMone for their support this weekend and all they have done for us this season," stated FAS Lane Racing owner Frank Stoddard. "They have been a great partner to work with since they came on board with us and we look forward to a great Championship weekend with them in Homestead."(Integrity Sports Marketing)(11-18-2011)
Lally said via Twitter this morning, "Had a hard decision to make this morning, but there are just some things you need to do on principle. I'll keep you updated on things to come."
Lally is currently 33rd in Sprint Cup Series championship points after failing to qualify last weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. He has run unopposed for 2011 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year honors, and will secure that title despite his apparent dismissal. The #71 TRG Motorsports Ford recently dropped out of the Top-35 in owners points, and trails the #38 Front Row Motorsports team by 28 points in the battle for the final guaranteed starting spot in the first five races of next season.(Sirius Speedway), been told that T.J. Bell will be in the #32 Ford at Homestead.(11-16-2011)
FAS Lane Racing Calls Gainey Suites Home Once Again in Phoenix: FAS Lane Racing is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Gainey Suites Hotel once again for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend. Just like it was for the spring race, the Scottsdale area hotel will be home for the FAS Lane Racing team while being featured on the 32 Ford driven by veteran driver Mike Bliss in the running of the Kobalt Tools 500. The team will also feature primary sponsorship this weekend from Veterans United Home Loans and Hire Heroes USA as they pay tribute to the unemployed Veterans across the country.(Integrity Sports Marketing)(11-10-2011)
Veteran Unemployment spotlighted on the #32 at Phoenix: Veterans United Home Loans and Hire Heroes USA are teaming up to spotlight the epidemic of veteran unemployment as Veterans United sponsors the #32 Ford driven by Mike Bliss during NASCAR's Kobalt Tools 500 on November 13th at Phoenix International Raceway. Veterans United, a company that helps veterans use their VA benefits to buy or refinance homes, will showcase the Hire Heroes USA logo on the #32 car owned by Frank Stoddard's FAS Lane Racing to raise awareness and support for this impactful organization, which provides transition assistance and job placement services for returning veterans and transitioning military personnel. The unemployment rate for veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was 11.7% in September, significantly higher than the nation's overall jobless rate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Former members of our Armed Forces are having trouble achieving the American Dream they fought to preserve.
To help put a face to this alarming trend, Veterans United will send Marine Corps veteran Ryan Baer to Phoenix to enjoy Veterans Day race weekend and watch the Sprint Cup Series race from atop the FAS Lane Racing pit box. A decorated Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and MBA candidate, Ryan will graduate this winter into an uncertain job market. Ryan, who is currently being coached through Hire Heroes USA's veteran employment program, will have the chance to network with business executives and employers throughout the weekend. "We hope our continued partnership with Hire Heroes USA raises awareness of the significant employment problems facing our returning service members, who have sacrificed so much," said Nathan Long, CEO of Veterans United, the nation's leading dedicated VA lender.(Integrity Sports Marketing/FAS Lane Racing)(11-8-2011)
FAS Lane Racing gets associate sponsorship from Yesterday's Saints: FAS Lane Racing has secured an associate sponsorship for the TUMS Fast Relief 500 Sprint Cup Series race in Martinsville from Yesterday's Saints, a D.C. based heavy metal band. The Yesterday's Saints song "Gates of Valhalla" is played on many radio stations in the US and also can be heard in Canada and Europe. The band is wrapping up their 2011 tour and their 2012 tour will start in early spring with stops all up and down the East Coast and European dates in the works. FAS Lane Racing will also use this weekend's race at Martinsville Speedway to pay a special tribute to their season long sponsors - US Chrome and Southern Pride Trucking. The two companies were crucial supporters from the beginning as veteran crew chief Stoddard made the move into team ownership. They will share the Primary Sponsorship on the team's #32 entry.(Integrity Sports Marketing)(10-27-2011)
Schrader to run at Martinsville: per Ken Schrader's twitter - "Ken will resume his driving duties for Frank Stoddard's FAS Lane #32 team for the Martinsville Sprint Cup race on Sunday, October 30".(10-21-2011)
Big Red sponsoring FAS Lane for 6 races: Big Red, Inc. will sponsor the FAS Lane Racing #32 entry in the Sprint Cup Series for six of the remaining races in the 2011 season. The #32 Big Red Ford will be piloted by Mike Bliss as the series heads to Chicagoland Speedway this weekend for the first event in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Big Red will use this six race sponsorship to debut a new and exciting product in the marketplace. FAS Lane Racing currently sits 34th in the ever important NASCAR Sprint Cup Series owner's points. The team is coming off a disappointing 36th place finish last week at Richmond after a blown right front tire and expired engine.(Integrity Sports Marketing)(9-13-2011)
Safe Skies to sponsor #32 team at Richmond: Safe Skies, provider of the industry's largest selection of TSA Accepted and Recognized luggage locks, will sponsor the FAS Lane Racing team for the Wonderful Pistachio 400 at the Richmond International Raceway on September 10th. As the primary sponsors of the race, Safe Skies logo will adorn #32 Ford Fusion of FAS Lane Racing, driven by Mike Bliss. "Safe Skies is proud and grateful for the opportunity to join the NASCAR family and to partner with FAS Lane Racing," stated David Tropp, founder of Safe Skies. "Frank Stoddard and his team are renowned for their professionalism, winning record and competitive nature, and we hope this is the start of a long-term relationship."
"We are proud to welcome Safe Skies to the FAS Lane Racing family," said Frank Stoddard, team owner of FAS Lane Racing. "A traditionally exciting and competitive night race, the Wonderful Pistachio 400 is considered the one last race to make the chase and we look forward to putting forth a solid race weekend on and off the track for Safe Skies." The complete selection of Safe Skies TSA accepted and recognized luggage locks, including unique styles and designs that fit every need and taste can be found at www.SafeSkiesLocks.com All Safe Skies TSA Accepted Luggage Locks come with a lifetime warranty and a hassle-free replacement policy in case your lock is clipped by mistake.(FAS Lane Racing)(9-8-2011)
Heil Trailer to sponsor #32 at Atlanta: FAS Lane Racing announced they have acquired sponsorship from Heil Trailer International for this Labor Day weekend's running of the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Heil Trailer, celebrating their 110th anniversary will be the primary sponsor on the locked in #32 Heil Trailer Ford of FAS Lane Racing driven by Mike Bliss. Heil Trailer partners Hendrickson, Alcoa Wheel and Civacon will adorn lower hood decals on the #32 car, along with partners Accuride, Jost and Kalyn Siebert with decals on the TV panel of the #32 Heil Trailer Ford Fusion. "We're proud to welcome Heil Trailer and their partners to the FAS Lane Racing family," said team owner Frank Stoddard. "Labor Day weekend racing is always a big event and we look forward to the race in Atlanta with our new partner. Our solid position in the top-35 adds great value to our partners and gives us a valuable tool to offer companies every race weekend. We are happy to have Mike Bliss back in the #32 Heil Trailer Ford again this weekend and as a team we will do our best to put forth a solid race weekend on and off the track for Heil Trailer and partners."
"Heil Trailer International is very excited to partner with FAS Lane Racing and the #32 Mike Bliss Ford Fusion for this weekend's Labor Day Race in Atlanta. We look forward to celebrating our 110th Anniversary of Going the Extra Mile for our customers at this Sunday's race," said Greg Heyer, Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing and Customer Service for Heil Trailer International. Heil Trailer International and its partners are proud to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. MDA stickers will be displayed on the #32 Heil Trailer Ford Fusion. FAS Lane Racing currently sits 34th in the ever important owners points standings and has a solid cushion of 57 points in the Top 35 standings after the Bristol race this past weekend.(FAS Lane Racing/Heil Trailer), see an image of the scheme on the #32 Team Schemes page.(9-1-2011)
FAS Lane Racing gets sponsor for Michigan: Bebida Beverage Company a developer, manufacturer and marketer of relaxation and energy drinks announced today another major milestone In the marketing of their flagship product KOMA Unwind Relaxation Drink. An agreement has been reached with [#32 Ford] FAS Lane Racing for KOMA Unwind to be the primary sponsor for Kenny Schrader who will be driving in this week's NASCAR Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. BeBevCo CEO and KOMA UNWIND developer Brian Weber and FAS Lane owner Frankie Stoddard have known one another since the late 80's when they were both involved in the NASCAR Busch North Series. After some recent negotiations, a deal was made between the two to expand the brand and help build for the future of KOMA Unwind.(PRNewswire)(8-18-2011)
Bully Hill Vineyards sponsoring Ranger, FAS Lane: FAS Lane Racing announced the addition of the finest local vineyard, Bully Hill Vineyards, as the primary sponsor of the #32 Ford this weekend at Watkins Glen International. In addition to the local flavor of Bully Hill Vineyards, up and coming racer Andrew Ranger, from nearby province of Quebec, will pilot the #32. Founded in 1970 as a small estate winery, Bully Hill Vineyards has grown to become New York State's largest family-owned winery. Nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, Bully Hill Vineyards is one of America's most unique wineries.(FAS Lane PR)(8-12-2011)
Jason White to make Sprint Cup debut at Pocono: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) veteran, Jason White, will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) debut in Sunday's Good Sam RV Insurance 500 at Pocono Raceway. The Richmond, Virginia native will pilot the #32 GunBroker.com Ford Fusion for FAS Lane Racing. White, a full-time driver for Joe Denette Motorsports in the NCWTS, has one start at the 2.5-mile tri-oval; starting 16th and finishing 10th in the 2010 Inaugural NCWTS event at Pocono Raceway. "After having many quality, veteran drivers this year we are really excited about giving some young guys an opportunity these next couple of weeks," said owner Frank Stoddard. "Jason has consistently run well in the truck series and he is a great spokesperson for his sponsors. I look forward to trying to run Jason in some more races this season."
"I'm really looking forward to making my first Cup start at Pocono this weekend," said White. "Racing in the Sprint Cup Series has always been a goal of mine and this weekend marks a major mile stone in my career. I would really like to thank Frank (Stoddard) for giving me this opportunity and GunBroker.com for their support."(FAS Lane Racing)(8-4-2011)
FAS Lane Racing Partners with TMone and CRMone: FAS Lane Racing announced, sponsorship from TMone and CRMone for this weekend's running of the Brickyard 400 at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mike Bliss will drive the TMone We Drive Sales #32 Ford and two-time champion Terry Labonte will drive the CRMone We Drive #23 Ford for FAS Lane Racing. "We're excited to welcome TMone and CRMone to the FAS Lane Racing family," said team owner Frank Stoddard. "We look forward to the race weekend in Indy and are proud to be representing two great companies on both of our entries for the Brickyard 400. We are happy to have Mike Bliss and Terry Labonte back in the cars again this weekend and we look forward to putting forth a solid performance for the TMone and CRMone guests." TMone (pronounced T-M-one), is a leading U.S. Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firm and one of Inc. Magazines Fastest Growing Private Companies of 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Headquartered in Iowa City, IA, TMone's resources are strategically centric to the Midwest. "TMone has been a continued sponsor of NASCAR teams and is proud to be joining FAS Lane Racing this weekend in Indianapolis for the famous Brickyard 400." said Jason Hall, CEO of TMone.(FAS Lane Racing), see images of the cars on the #32 Team Schemes page and #23 Team Schemes page.(7-28-2011)
Ranger in the #32 at Watkins Glen: Andrew Ranger will get a first Sprint Cup start at the Watkins Glen road course, 22nd round of the season, that will be held on Sunday August 14. Fas Lane Racing team owner Frank Stoddard will have the Roxton Pond 23-year old race phenom at the helm of his #32 race car for this road course event. Stoddard became a one-car team owner this year and was fortunate enough to rely on seasoned drivers that have kept his team in the Top 35 owner point standings. Terry Labonte, Mike Skinner, Patrick Carpentier, Ken Schrader and Mike Bliss all took turns behind the #32 car so far this season. "I am truly overwhelmed that Mr. Stoddard is giving me that great opportunity", replied the former two-time Canadian NASCAR champion. "It's been 5 years now that I left single seater racing to undertake a challenging stock-car career. To drive in the Sprint Cup series is a dream come true and a huge step I have been seeking for."(Ranger PR) Ranger has run two Nationwide races this season, at Road America and New Hampshire.(7-21-2011)
Starrett sponsors the #32 at Loudon: FAS Lane Racing announced that The L.S. Starrett Company (Athol, MA) will sponsor the team's #32 car in the Sprint Cup series race to be held at the New Hampshire. Hardy Hamann, Starrett Vice President of Marketing and Business Development said: "As precision tool manufacturers, we know what it takes to consistently deliver the kind of high performance that the FAS Lane team achieved this year. So, it is our pleasure to partner with them in New England by sponsoring FAS Lane #32 at Loudon."(FAS Lane Racing PR)(7-13-2011)
Big Red to sponsor 3 different manufacturers at Kentucky: Big Red Inc. will be making history at the Inaugural Kentucky NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this weekend. For the first time ever, Big Red will be the primary sponsor for three cars from three different manufacturers in a NASCAR Sprint Cup race. Mike Skinner will pilot the #60 Big Red Toyota for Germain Racing, Mike Bliss will be behind the wheel of the #32 Big Red Ford for FAS Lane Racing, and Dave Blaney will pilot the #36 Big Red Chevy for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at the Kentucky Speedway. The Kentucky region has been a heartland for Big Red soda for the past 74 years. The company wants to reach fans on a higher level than just consumption; they want them to feel the pride through their greatest passions-Big Red and NASCAR.(Big Red PR)(7-6-2011)
FAS Lane Racing gets Big Red Sponsorship for Kentucky: For the second time this season, Big Red, Inc. will sponsor the #32 entry of FAS Lane Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The #32 Big Red Ford will be piloted by Mike Bliss as the series heads to Kentucky Speedway for the first ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at the Sparta, Kentucky track. "This is a historic weekend upcoming in Kentucky and we welcome the opportunity to represent the Big Red, Inc. brands once again," stated team owner Frank Stoddard. "They sponsored us earlier in the year in Texas and we discussed future races and we were presented with the opportunity to work together again this week. This FAS Lane Racing team keeps getting better each week and we look forward to a solid performance this weekend with Bliss in Kentucky." After having NASCAR Champion Terry Labonte in the No. 32 entry the last few weeks, the FAS Lane Racing team welcomes back Mike Bliss to the driving duties. The Kentucky event will mark his fifth start of the season behind the wheel of the FAS Lane Racing #32 ride for the former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion. "We are excited to be able to sponsor Frank Stoddard and his FAS Lane Racing team once again," said Gary Smith, CEO of Big Red, Inc. "The team did a great job earlier this year with our sponsorship in Texas and this Kentucky event is another big one for us. We are working with some key retailers for this weekend's race and we are confident that the FAS Lane Racing team will do a great job in representing Big Red, Inc. and all of our brands."(Integrity Sports Marketing), Big Red is alos listed as the sponsors for #36-Dave Blaney and #60-Mike Skinner for the Kentucky race.(7-6-2011)
Labonte driving 4 more races for FAS Lane: FAS Lane Racing announced an expanded sponsorship program with C&J Energy Services for the team's #32 entry in the Sprint Cup Series. The Corpus Christi, Texas founded company will continue their support of two time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Terry Labonte, born and raised in Corpus Christi, as he will pilot the #32 C&J Energy Services machine for four races in the Sprint Cup Series beginning with this weekend's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway. In addition, C&J Energy Services will be a major associate sponsor of the team for the remainder of the season. Labonte is no stranger to FAS Lane Racing having driven for the team in the season opening race in Daytona as well as Talladega. In addition to the race this weekend in Infineon, C&J Energy Services will be primary sponsor for Terry Labonte and the #32 FAS Lane Racing team at Daytona in July, the very popular night race at Bristol in August and at Talladega in October.(Integrity Sports Marketing)(6-20-2011)
Blu Cigs puts Afghan war vet on hood of #32: Last week, thousands of fans submitted their personal stories telling blu why their dad was the greatest for the chance to splash their dad's mugshot across the hood of the #32 blu Cigs Ford team car being driven by FAS Lane Racing's Mike Bliss at the Heluva! Sour Cream Dips 400 in Michigan. Kyle Peyton, a soldier from Savannah, Georgia who recently returned from three deployments to the Middle East won the contest for his father Christopher Allison Peyton - a longtime fan of racing who was recently diagnosed with stage three kidney disease. Kyle's touching story stood out from the thousands of submissions, and this past Wednesday, June 15th blu brought both he and his father up from Georgia to North Carolina for a surprise winner announcement and car unveil at the FAS Lane Racing shop in Mooresville, NC.(Integrity Sports Marketing) see an image of the car on my #32 team paint schemes page.(6-17-2011)
blu Cigs Sponsors FAS Lane Racing at MIS: FAS Lane Racing announced that blu Cigs will sponsor the team's #32 Ford at Michigan International Raceway for the running of the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400. This marks the second time blu Cigs has joined FAS Lane Racing and they do so in Michigan with the introduction of a special Father's Day promotion that will put the picture of one lucky dad on the hood of the #32 blu Cigs Ford for the Father's Day event. "We're excited to have blu Cigs back with us again next week at Michigan," said team owner Frank Stoddard. "We had a great time with them in Charlotte a few weeks ago and Michigan will be special since it is Father's Day. They have found how sponsoring our team works for their business model and their Father's Day promotion is an example of their creative thoughts with this program. We look forward to them riding along with us once again as well as the promotion winner who will be riding on the hood with us in Michigan. " blu Cigs, the e-cigarette brand delivering superior style and flavor with the freedom to enjoy smoking anywhere, has just launched a week-long Ultimate Father's Day Contest. Now through June 10, visit www.facebook.com/blucigs and tell blu what makes your dad great and deserving of an equally great gift. If your story is chosen, blu and FAS Lane Racing will splash your dad's photo across the entire hood of the #32 blu Cigs Ford. The car will be driven by FAS Lane's Mike Bliss at the Heluva Good 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Michigan, taking place this Father's Day, Sunday, June 19th.(Integrity Sports Marketing(FAS Lane Racing)(6-14-2011)
Carpentier in the #32 at Kansas: - Patrick Carpentier will return to NASCAR this weekend in the #32 FAS Lane Racing Ford at Kansas Speedway. The Canadian driver, who now lives in Las Vegas, confirmed that he will compete in his first Sprint Cup Series race of 2011 on Sunday at the 1.5-mile track. "This will mark the first time in my Sprint Cup career that I will be driving a car that is already qualified for the race," said Carpentier, who will be making his 40th Cup Series start. "There will be a lot less pressure when we practice on Friday, because we will be able to work both on qualifying and race setups."(NASCAR.com)(5-31-2011)
#32 team gets sponsor for Charlotte: FAS Lane Racing announced they have acquired sponsorship from blu Cigs for this weekend's running of the Coca-Cola 600. blu Cigs will feature their innovative electronic cigarette brand on the #32 Ford of FAS Lane Racing driven by Mike Bliss for the running of the longest race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday May 29, 2011. "We're proud to welcome blu Cigs to NASCAR and FAS Lane Racing," said team owner Frank Stoddard. "We have worked hard so far this year to build this team and position it as a viable marketing tool for companies such as blu Cigs. Our solid position in the top-35 is something that has been important to us since the beginning of the season and that gives us a valuable tool to offer. We are excited about having Mike Bliss in the car again this weekend and as a team we look forward to putting forth a solid performance for the folks at blu Cigs." blu Cigs is the industry leader in the emerging electronic cigarette market - offering a high tech alternative to smoking by mimicking its behavior without the smell, tar, ash, tobacco or other chemicals associated with traditional cigarettes. Based in Charlotte, NC - at the heart of tobacco road - blu Cigs is the only e-cigarette provider whose ingestible contents are 100% made in the USA.(ISM/FAS Lane Racing)(5-26-2011)
Said to run the Sprint Showdown: FAS Lane Racing announced that Boris Said will drive the Red Rocks #32 Ford in this weekend's Sprint All-Star race. Said is an accomplished road racer with several starts on the ovals. It will be Said's first appearance in the Sprint All-Star event. Red Rocks is a guest experience hosted by local owners John Love and Ron Herbert. With two locations, Southpark in Strawberry Hill Shopping Center and Huntersville in Birkdale Village, Red Rocks Café caters to every guests needs. "We are excited about sponsoring Boris Said and Frank Stoddard in the Sprint All-Star race this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway," said Herbert. "We greatly appreciate and respect our ties to the NASCAR community and thank each and everyone that has contributed to our success over the years. When our location in Birkdale opened, we quickly saw team owners, drivers, sponsors, and crew members taking a liking to Red Rocks."
"Both John and I have always supported our local athletes," said Herbert. "We quickly became friends with the Charlotte Hornets and the Carolina Panthers when their franchises began and now the Charlotte Bobcats. In fact, we name our dishes on the menu after athletes that are also our friends. We are also actively involved in the many charities affiliated with our local athletes and community." "When I heard Red Rocks was on the car, I told Frank I'd drive for free if I could get a meal at Red Rocks," said Said. "It is one of my favorite stops whenever I'm in the Charlotte area."(FAS Lane Racing)(5-18-2011)
#32 gets sponsor for Dover; Bliss to drive: FAS Lane Racing announced that US Chrome will sponsor the #32 Ford this weekend in Dover. US Chrome sponsored FAS Lane Racing in the Daytona 500 with Terry Labonte, where they cruised to a 15th-place finish in the season opener. US Chrome has recently landed a contract for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter components where they will implement a "green" alternative to chrome plating. "We're doing pretty well with this new coating," said Bob Reath, owner of U.S. Chrome. "We have a dozen parts we're coating and it's been a huge spring board for our new coatings." U.S. Chrome is headquartered in Stratford, CT. Reath has dedicated his life to U.S. Chrome and it is no secret that his passion also lies with racing. Reath and Stoddard have had a relationship since the late 1980's when U.S. Chrome sponsored Dana Patten. Patten made one of his first of four NASCAR Sprint Cup starts in 1989 at Dover Downs International Speedway with Stoddard as the lead wrench and front tire changer. "I'm excited to have Bob and U.S. Chrome on board again at Dover," said Stoddard. "He is a wonderful friend and I admire his passion for the sport. I'd love to go out there and have a great run for him, his family and U.S. Chrome." (FAS Lane Racing), Mike Bliss will drive the #32 Ford at Dover.(5-12-2011)
More races for Schrader and FAS Lane Racing; Team looking for road racer: FAS Lane Racing announced this week NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader will run at least three more races with the team. Schrader, 55, will run the next two races on the schedule at Richmond and Darlington, followed by the Coke 600 Memorial Day weekend. The rookie team has qualified for seven out of eight races so far with driving duties split between Schrader, Mike Skinner, and two-time Cup champion Terry Labonte. The 1985 Cup Series Rookie of the Year hasn't run this many races since 2008, when he participated in 15 events. So far, in three 2011 starts with FAS Lane his best result is 22nd at Martinsville.(Frontstretch)(4-20-2011)
UPDATE: FAS Lane Racing owner Frank Stoddard announced that the driver's seat for his #32 Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is open and available for the two road course events on the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. The Toyota/SaveMart 350 will be held at Infineon Raceway on June 26th and the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dip at The Glen is at Watkins Glen International on August 14th. "We have some exciting opportunities available for these two road course races," stated Stoddard. "We have had some pretty good success on the road courses in the past and I am very confident that our package this year gives us a great opportunity to run up front in these two races. We want to find a driver and sponsor combination that gives us the best chance for success." In the past Stoddard has teamed with road racing specialist Boris Said but that duo will not work together for these two events in 2011. This presents a great opportunity for another road racing specialist or driver who loves the twisting and turning action of road course racing. FAS Lane Racing has used veteran NASCAR drivers Terry Labonte, Mike Skinner and Ken Schrader through the first eight races of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. The team will continue using a variety of drivers as it enhances the growth of the program.(FAS Lane Racing/Integrity Sports Marketing)(4-20-2011)
Terry Labonte returns to the #32: FAS Lane Racing announced that C&J Energy Services will sponsor the team's #32 Ford this weekend for the running of the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. The team also announced that two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Terry Labonte will be back in the driver's seat. Labonte piloted the #32 Ford in the season opening Daytona 500 to a solid 15th-place finish. C&J Energy Services is based in Houston, but founded in Corpus Christi, Texas which is also the hometown of Terry Labonte.(Integrity Sports Marketing)(4-12-2011)
FAS Lane Racing adds Big Red Sponsorship At Texas: Fresh off their third top-25 finish in the last five races, FAS Lane Racing announced they have secured sponsorship from Big Red, Inc. for this week's running of the Samsung Mobile 500 on Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Ken Schrader will once again be behind the wheel as he pilots the #32 Big Red Ford in the first Sprint Cup Series night race in the 15 year history of the Texas track.(Integrity Sports Marketing)(4-7-2011)
VA Mortgage Center.com returns to sponsor #32 car: VA Mortgage Center.com, the nation's No. 1 dedicated VA lender, is again proud to sponsor Ken Schrader and the FAS Lane Racing team at the Goody's Fast Relief 500 on Sunday, April 3. Schrader, a Missouri native, will be behind the wheel of the VA Mortgage Center.com #32 Ford for the annual springtime NASCAR Sprint Series Cup event at Martinsville Speedway. He'll also be looking for a bit of redemption after just missing the cut at the recent Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City at Bristol Motor Speedway. "It'll be great to get back to Martinsville for another shot at a Sprint Cut series win," Schrader said. "Frank and his crew will have the VAMC car ready for another fast-paced run at one of the country's best tracks." This will mark Kenny's third race for FAS Lane, which crew chief Frank Stoddard formed in February. Stoddard owns the VAMC #32 car, a Ford Fusion from Roush-Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports. A unique feature of the #32 car is the motto on the bumper: "Enhance Lives." The phrase is one of VAMC's core values. It's also inscribed on the underside of the hood, along with the company's other two major values - "Be passionate and have fun" and "Deliver results with integrity." Stoddard said he's grateful for VAMC's continued support of FAS Lane Racing and NASCAR. "We're excited to have the VA Mortgage Center.com #32 car back in action at Martinsville," Stoddard said. "We're proud to have the support of a company that's committed to helping military members and their families." VA Mortgage Center.com is committed to helping Kenny Schrader and Frank Stoddard make the 2011 racing season a success. "Kenny and Frank have tremendous track records and legions of fans nationwide," said Nathan Long, CEO of VA Mortgage Center.com. "These are racing veterans who know what it takes to win. We're excited to be a part of the team."(FAS Lane Racing)(3-29-2011)
VA Mortgage Center.com Sponsors Schrader and the #32: VA Mortgage Center.com, the nation's No. 1 dedicated VA lender, announced its sponsorship of Kenny Schrader and longtime NASCAR crew chief and owner Frank Stoddard's FAS Lane Racing. Schrader, a Missouri native, will drive the VA Mortgage Center.com #32 Ford in the upcoming Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City at Bristol Motor Speedway. "I'm excited to be working with Frankie and Heidi Stoddard and their VA Mortgage Center.com team for the Sprint Cup race," Kenny said. "Bristol is a great track. I enjoy the fast pace of the race and never knowing what to expect. I know the car will be competitive. And as far as crew chiefs go, Frankie is one of the best and we work well together." This will be Kenny's first race for FAS Lane Racing, which Stoddard formed in February. The team will field Ford-manufactured cars from Roush-Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports with a Doug Yates engine. Founded in 2003, Missouri-based VA Mortgage Center.com is the nation's No. 1 dedicated VA lender. VAMC has worked with more than 500,000 military families and serviced more than $1 billion in VA Loans in the last year alone. The company's mission is to help veterans and active-duty service members take full advantage of their VA home loan benefits.(VAMC/FAS Lane Racing)(3-15-2011)
Skinner in the #32 at Vegas: Coming off two solid races to the start the 2011 Sprint Cup Series season, FAS Lane Racing heads into Las Vegas this week standing tall in many respects. With two top-25 finishes to their credit, the Frank Stoddard led team rolls into Las Vegas with a partnership with the iconic Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower. The Las Vegas hotel will be home for the FAS Lane Racing team while being as Associate Sponsor on the #32 Ford driven by veteran driver Mike Skinner in the running of the Kobalt Tools 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mike Skinner will once again be behind the wheel for FAS Lane Racing in Las Vegas. The veteran NASCAR driver made his debut last week for the team in Phoenix and piloted the #32 Ford to a solid 24th place finish.(Integrity Sports Marketing)(3-2-2011)
Schrader to run some races in the #32: Ralph Sheheen, in Atlanta covering AMA Supercross for SPEED, posted to Twitter, that he had talked to Kenny Scrader at the event and "Schrader tells me he is probably going to run a few Cup races for Frankie Stoddard [#32 Fas Lane Racing team]...like Bristol and Martinsville."(2-27-2011)
Fas Lane Racing teams with Gainey Suites Hotel: Fresh off a solid Top-15 finish in Daytona, FAS Lane Racing is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Gainey Suites Hotel for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend. The Scottsdale area hotel will be home for the FAS Lane Racing team while being featured on the #32 Ford driven by veteran driver Mike Skinner in the running of the Subway Fresh Fit 500. "We look forward to this partnership with Gainey Suites Hotel and hosting some of their folks at the track this weekend," stated FAS Lane Racing team owner Frank Stoddard. "We do a lot of traveling during the course of the race season and stay in a lot of hotels and it is awesome to be able to call Gainey Suites Hotel home this week for our race team. The staff has been great to work with on this program and we appreciate all of their support." Mike Skinner will make his debut with FAS Lane Racing in Phoenix as he climbs behind the wheel of the #32 Ford. The veteran NASCAR driver has over 500 starts in NASCAR's top three series and was the 1995 Champion in the inaugural season of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Gainey Suites Hotel is stylishly remodeled and ranked by Tripadvisor.com as the #1 Scottsdale Hotel.(Integrity Sports Marketing)(2-21-2011)
Terry Labonte to run at Daytona: Two-time Sprint Cup champion Terry Labonte will race in the Daytona 500 for FAS Lane Racing, a start-up Cup team owned by former crew chief Frank Stoddard. Mike Skinner is expected to drive the remainder of the season in the #32 Ford. U.S. Chrome will be the primary sponsor with the Air National Guard an associate sponsor at Daytona. "We plan to run all the races this year," says Stoddard. "I'm hoping that more funding will come down the pipe and we can ramp up to be competitive."(USA Today), been told the team will not run in the Shootout. No word if Labonte will run in the Bud Shootout, for which he is eligible, with another team. No word on the #10 Stavola Labonte Racing Chevy team that ran a few races in 2010 and was supposed to run in 2011.(2-7-2011)
Stoddard starts new Cup team UPDATE: Frank Stoddard, a 14-time Cup winner as a crew chief has formed his own NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team and plans to run the full 36-race schedule with the #32 Ford. No driver has been named and the team is currently seeking sponsorship support. "I'm really eager to get this off the ground," said Stoddard. "It's a great time to enter the sport. We'll just have to wait and see where we can go from here. My hope is to take this team to a competitive level and put together some respectable runs with the limited resources we have in place. One never knows, with our determination and just a little bit of funding we could definitely improve our chances on the track." Stoddard plans to open the season with the Daytona 500.(National Speed Sport News) Stoddard was the crew cheif of the #26 Latitude 43 team that attempted all 36 races in 2011 with various drivers, but has not made its plans for 2011 known and didn't test at Daytona.(2-3-2011)
UPDATE: Veteran crewchief Frank Stoddard has joined the ranks of team ownership, joining with U.S. Chrome Corporation owner and CEO Bob Reath to form FAS Lane Racing, a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series operation that will run the full 2011 championship schedule. "We've acquired a few cars from Richard Petty Motorsports and a few from Roush-Fenway," said Stoddard. "Doug Yates is going to build us some killer race engines, and we're looking forward to making our debut at the Daytona 500." Stoddard said his goals are realistic for 2011. "We're not going to be out there knocking off Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing and Roush," he said. "Our goal will be to run between 15th and 30th, and by doing that, to give a smaller sponsor a ton of exposure."
Stoddard and Reath first joined forces nearly a quarter-century ago -- in 1988 -- when U.S. Chrome backed New Hampshire driver Dana Patten in five races on what is now the Sprint Cup Series. Stoddard served as crewchief and chassis specialist for the team, and more recently teamed with Reath to field cars for Boris Said in a limited schedule of events on the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Last year, he served as crewchief for the #26 Latitude 43 Motorsports team, an operation that is not expected to compete this season.
"I am energized to be back partnering with U.S. Chrome and Bob Reath… this time as co-owners on NASCAR's grandest stage." Stoddard said. "With U.S. Chrome's sponsorship of the FAS Lane Racing Team, we look forward to hitting the ground running at the Daytona 500." The team will announce its Daytona 500 driver early next week, with Stoddard hinting he may utilize multiple wheelmen over the course of the season.(Sirius Speedway)(2-4-2011)