In case you somehow missed the news, North Wilkesboro Speedway She’s mounting her big comeback.
The North Carolina short track will return from the dead later this year, with a series of races on the track’s old asphalt in August, followed by dirt races in October before being repaved in 2023.
If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, how about this: You might even get a chance to see NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. racing there.
On Wednesday, Earnhardt tested one of his late models from JR Motorsports on the 0.625-mile track, which he shared with Josh Perry.
Then, the NBC Sports analyst indicated that he will be behind the wheel of one of his cars at the NWB in August.
“I think after what I went through today, I got the intentions to sign up for and run the CARS Tour,” Earnhardt said. “We have to figure out how many laps the race should be, which should be. We got a lot of details. We’re in a conversation about doing all these things and today it really helps us tick a lot of boxes. I enjoyed it. I felt comfortable there. Loved to come So we’ll have two cars here for the CARS Tour. We’ll get in two cars and I hope to be in one of them.”
There are two sets of CARS Tour events scheduled at the track – August 19-20 (Late Model stock) and August 30-31 (Late model stock). JR Motorsports Late Models compete in the Late Model stock division, with JR Motorsports driver Carson Kvapil leading the standings.
Earnhardt Share his thoughts on the track’s statusHe last raced in 1995.
“The track is very interesting and has a great grip,” Earnhardt said. “It’s really fast. And that’s fun, man. Looks great, the surface is smooth, no major track issues. A lot of work is going on here. You can tell they’re trying and getting this place ready to go and a lot of people behind it.”
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Last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, Todd Gilliland saw his first major: He started his first NASCAR Truck Series career for the team owned by his father, David Gilliland.
He also won the race.
It was his third win in 94 of his career that began in the series, most of which came as a driver for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Speedsport asked Gilliland how the pressure of racing on his father compared to racing for someone like Bosch.
“I think that’s almost a double-edged question,” Gilliland said. “It’s like being a trophy series guy, I don’t know I can really claim that yet, but when you go to truck racing, people expect you to do something well, so I feel like that’s a little more extra pressure. But on the flip side, it seems It’s like you’re not racing for points. When I got into Knoxville I was ready to have a lot of fun. I love dirt racing and back in the truck series, I don’t have to worry about points and all that, so there’s still pressure, especially racing for my dad. A place I want to do well and I’m impressed with all his hard work here, so I want to be a part of it. I think there’s a little bit of pressure there, but it’s also likely to be a little less pressure when going for a pointsless race.”
Similarity to the next generation
Midway through the first season of the NASCAR Cup Series for the Net Gen era, the series experiences one of its most competitive seasons in the modern era (1972 – today).
A total of 12 winners in different races during the first 16 races 2000 and 2012 seasons for the second highest number of winners over 16 races.
That’s just behind the 2003 season, which saw 13 winners at this point.
Among the 12 winners this season are four first-time winners in the Cup Series: Team Penske’s Austin Sindrick (Daytona 500), Chase Briscoe (Phoenix Racecourse) of Team Penske, Ross Chastain of Trackhouse Racing (Kuta) and Daniel Suarez (Course). Sonoma Race. The cup series record for the most first-time winners in a single season in the modern era is five first-time winners, and it has occurred three times – 2001, 2002 and 2011.
This season also produced 786 introduction green cards; Series – more by the first 16 races of the season since the Loop Data stat was initially set in 2007 (last 16 seasons). A Cup Series season averages 49.1 passes from the Green Banner to the front per race – up + 35.3% From the 16-year average of 31.8 per race.
Xfinity First Timers in Nashville
Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Nashville Superspeedway will be the 15th time the series has raced the 1.33 mile oval.
In eight of the first 14 races, the driver who went to the victory lane was the first time winner in the series.
In the case of Jack Sprague in 2002, it was also his only win in the series in 108 starts.
Fox Sports Documentaries
Fox Sports this week announced the return of the NASCAR Documentary Short Series “Beyond the Wheel,” a three-part series that will begin Thursday night (June 23) at the NASCAR Race Hub at 6 p.m. ET.
The following documentaries make up the sixth season of Beyond the Wheel:
vintage to vogue Host Quincy takes viewers on a journey through NASCAR style, showing how NASCAR fashion has gone beyond cuteness to become an iconic statement, from gear heads to fashionistas. The film shows how NASCAR touches all areas of the fashion industry, from shoe customization to branded apparel.
Evolution – stocks from cars to Racecar The film tells of 75 years of NASCAR’s history, and tells through the development of its most important assets. It highlights the many changes and pioneering developments that the NASCAR Cup Series vehicle has undergone over the past 75 years, highlighting all seven generations of NASCAR racing cars. The NASCAR race cars of the 1950s and ’60s were truly stock cars. Evolution – Stock Car to Racecar has been taking viewers’ journeys through the years to show how the first forms of racing cars evolved into the highly advanced and safe next-generation car.
Overcoming Odds – The Ernie Irvan Story Ernie Irvan overcame adversity in his career to achieve success in NASCAR. From starting his career as a California outsider in a traditional Southern sport to nearly losing his life in an accident in Michigan, Irvan’s tenacity is truly inspiring. Betting the Odds shows how an attitude that never gives up, and a naturally talented car racing driver can overcome all obstacles and win at the highest level in the sport.
The movie “Evolution – Stock Car to Racecar” will premiere on Thursday, June 30, followed by “Beating the Odds – The Ernie Irvan Story” movie on Thursday, July 7, both of which will air at 6 p.m. ET on the NASCAR Race Hub FS1 app. Athlete.
Kligerman’s MX-5 Cup Race Group at Road America
Parker Kligerman, NASCAR Truck Series driver and sports analyst for NBC, is gearing up for next weekend’s race on Road America.
But it won’t be a NASCAR race.
Kligermann will be competing in both Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup races this weekend for 45 minutes.
He will drive the entry number 75 sent by Thunder Bunny Racing.
“I’ve expressed a desire to race this series for a while now, because it looks so much fun,” Kligerman said in a press release. “These are often the best race weekends wherever they go. The race is very competitive, and you are constantly seeing passes that you didn’t think were possible. I’ve tried my hand at the Spec Miata a few times and had so much fun, so I’m excited to get behind the wheel of the MX-5 Cup “.