Archives For February 2013

A lot of race fans have a hard time wrapping their heads around the concept of auto racing as a team sport. But it is. And like the racecars they design, build, repair or race, these teams are made up of many elements. There are the drivers, of course, the mechanics, the pit crew, the transportation folks and those who order and manage parts. Like we said, it’s a team effort.

And it’s for darned sure the whole team can’t all show up in the pits on race day. Somebody’s got to stay behind at the shop to work on car and engine setups for future races and manage the processing of ordering, stocking and supplying the hundreds of high performance auto racing parts required to make a car and its driver compete in those races. So it was these folks that we invited a cookout during the recent Daytona 500 race season kickoff. Our intent was to honor of all those hard-working parts and equipment folks who make CV Product’s participation in that famed race — and the 2013 race season — possible.

Festivities took place at CV Products’ Mooresville, N.C. location, smack dab in the middle of race week — and included big-screen coverage of the Budweiser Duels on Thursday afternoon. We served up Continue reading

CV-Products-TracksideFollowing the thrilling action last weekend at Daytona Beach, it’s looking like this will be a short weekend for our product trailer crews with our participation amounting to just three events in a pair of states. The schedule calls for us to make our way to the Circuit of the Americas racetrack in Austin, Texas, and Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona over the first three days of March.

We only mention this in case you’re attending any of these race venues and have a hankering for some of our outstanding equipment, parts and clothing. When we say we’ve got trailer loads of stuff, we literally mean 53-foot-long tractor-trailers filled to the brim with racing products to please race participants and spectators alike.

Here’s the events we’ll be attending this weekend:

GRAND-AM of The Americas presented by GAINSCO and TOTAL

Qualifying day is Friday, March 1, for the Pro Mazda, Continental Tire Challenge and Rolex Series races, with practice runs beginning at 8 a.m. sharp! The final qualifying race begins at 6 p.m. Then, on Saturday, March 2, spectator events include a Continental Tire Challenge Fan Walk in pit lane and an autograph session prior to the Rolex Series. The 2.5-hour Continental Tire Challenge gets underway at Continue reading

Whether you’re a weekend wrenchturner or a Daytona 500 racecar driver, you know you can always pick up valuable information about everything from rpms to racing by hanging around the folks who perform these skills on a regular basis. Listen to what’s being said around you while roaming the race pits or when you stop by that four-bay garage down the street from your home.

Facebook-Logo-CV-ProductsWhat you’ll inevitably hear are the shared experiences and the back-and-forth banter that comes from people with a lot of experience about anything having to do with a running engine.

That’s even more evident in today’s world, where social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter brings people with a common interest even closer together. From the racetrack to the garage, we’re constantly sharing our results and working hand-in-hand with others to achieve a common goal or purpose.

In fact, it’s social media that enables companies like CV Products to publish its own news, information, tips, tricks, strategies — and even warnings — for anyone interested in high performance auto racing parts and accessories. And it does this almost instantaneously!

And just like you can count on us to stay ahead of the competition when it comes to the latest and greatest products for racecars, you can bet we’re working our way toward the forefront when it comes to imparting knowledge to our fans. That’s why we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to Like CV Products on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

In addition to the blog post that you’re reading right now, we offer three other excellent ways to stay abreast of new developments in racing and what CV Products is doing to make our offerings safer, more efficient and, of course, faster.

Join the thousands of our customers who feel the same way you do about racing. Just click on the boldface items below to sign up: Continue reading

Free 25th Anniversary CV Products t-shirt with qualifying purchase.

Free 25th Anniversary CV Products t-shirt with qualifying purchase.

As you may have heard, this year marks our 25th anniversary here at CV Products and we’re shamelessly exploiting that observance throughout 2013 with great deals and discounts on our warehouse full of high performance auto racing products. And the party starts today — Monday, Feb. 25 — with deals on many of our top brand-name spark plugs. That’s right. For today — and for today only — you become the beneficiary of our birthday brouhaha!

Check out these one-day special deals:

  • 5 percent off your purchase of 16 from Autolite spark plugs, Champion spark plugs or NGK spark plugs.
  • 16 spark plugs isn’t enough, you say? Then how about 10 percent off your purchase of 32 spark plugs? Too good to be true? Keep reading…
  • Or, if you prefer, 10 percent off your purchase of 64 spark plugs — with which you receive a free 25th Anniversary CV Products t-shirt!

Today’s special is good for the following brands of spark plugs only: Continue reading

Here at CV Products, we know how to throw a party. Fact is, it’s our 25th anniversary this year and we’re going to be partying like it’s 1988. And you’re invited! We’re not talking about a banquet hall and balloons and hors d oeuvres here, although that would be nice.

iStock_000012780074XSmallWhat we’re going to do is share this special silver anniversary celebration with the people who are closest to our hearts outside of our immediate families — and that’s you, our loyal customer. Not only that, but you’re included in a celebration that’s going to last until the end of the year!

If you know anything about CV Products’ reputation, you know we don’t believe in half measures. We’re either all in or we’re all out, and when it comes to celebrating a quarter of a century in this business, we’re not only all in but we’re dragging you along for the ride with discounts, promotions, specials and every other adjective that helps describe the great deals we’ll be offering on our products.

What you should be doing right now is grabbing a pen and circling the 25th of each month for the rest of 2013. Go ahead, we’ll wait. Done? OK, here’s the deal: Continue reading

2013_Daytona_500_logoWe’ve got a half-dozen trackside events scheduled this week, starting with practice day for the Daytona 500 today and wrapping up with the University of Northern Ohio Dirtcar Nationals down in DeLeon Springs, Fla. We here at CV Products plan to have a presence — and trailers packed to the bulkheads with parts and apparel — at many of the events listed below, catering to the needs of race teams and fans alike. Be sure to stop by and see us in between races and pick up some quality gear.

Here’s a list of the events we’ll be staffing over the next five days:


The 2013 NASCAR season is upon us, and the grandstand gates open at 11:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) for the final NSCS practice before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Budweiser Duels on Thursday. Practice runs from noon to 4 p.m.

When: Today (Wednesday, Feb. 20)
Racetrack: Daytona International Speedway
Location: Daytona, Florida
Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
For more info, visit the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series online


The stakes — and the action — don’t get much higher than for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Budweiser Duel. Drivers must do battle for 60 laps — a total of 150 miles — in this, the final preliminary event leading up to the Daytona 500.

Time: Duel No. 1 at 2 p.m. / Duel No. 2 at 3:30 p.m.
When: Thursday, Feb. 21
Racetrack: Daytona International Speedway
Location: Daytona, Florida
Note: CV’s trailer will be in the pits and available for people with pit passes only

For more info, visit the Budweiser Duel website.


The NextEra Energy Resources 250 is the first race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Daytona International Speedway and is held under the lights. These hard-racing trucks take to the high banks on this night, and they always result in some of Daytona’s closest racing.

Race Series: Camping World Truck Series Race
When: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22
Racetrack: Daytona International Speedway
Location: Daytona, Florida
Note: CV’s trailer will be in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
For more info, visit the NextEra Energy Resources 250 website online.


Held the day before the Daytona 500, the DRIVE4COPD 300 is considered the most Continue reading