Archives For 2013 NASCAR Race

darlington_c_thumbDarlington Raceway in northeastern South Carolina has a race history dating back to 1950, and when it comes to the biggest and baddest stock car racing series on the planet, this weekend’s races will be the 110th such NASCAR event on this 1.366-mile track. Seven hundred NASCAR racers have competed here — 423 of them more than once. And for you trivia aficionados, you should know that more Chevrolets have crossed the finish line first than Fords (40 to 28).

Now that you’re armed with all this mental minutia, we here at CV Products hope to see you in South Carolina Friday and Saturday. Our staff will be on hand with tractor-trailer loads of our products available for sale in the pits for racers and spectators with Hot Passes alike.

Here’s how this week’s CV Products Trackside Program is lining up:

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helpahero200thumbJoe Nemechek makes his 400th start in the Nationwide series this Friday, joining Kenny Wallace, Jason Keller, Mike Wallace, Tommy Houston and David Green on that list. NSCS regulars have won the last 10 NNS races at Darlington Raceway. Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth will be among the NSCS regulars competing in the race.

  • Series: NASCAR Nationwide
  • When: Friday, May 10
  • Racetrack: Darlington Raceway
  • Location: Darlington, South Carolina
  • Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
  • For More Info: check out the Nationwide Series website

Bojangles’ Southern 500

bojanglesthumb2Richard Petty – whose last competitive race was back on November 15, 1992 – has more Top 5 finishes at Darlington (25) than any other auto racer in history. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 18. Top contenders going into this race are Jimmie Johnson with 383 Sprint Cup Series points; Carl Edwards with 342 and Dale Earnhardt Jr. with 324.

  • Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
  • When: Saturday, May 11
  • Racetrack: Darlington Raceway
  • Location: Darlington, South Carolina
  • Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
  • For More Info: visit the Darlington Raceway website

American Le Mans Monterey

American_LeMans_Monterey_LogoWith the win at Long Beach in the No. 55 Z4 GTE, Bill Auberlen and Maxime Martin stand in a tie atop the Driver points as teams ready for the four-hour American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California, this Saturday. And while Long Beach and Laguna Seca each have 11 turns and are only a quarter-mile difference in length, Long Beach featured a Continue reading

That’s right. It’s going to be another very busy race weekend for the CV Products on-the-road crews with participation planned in seven events occurring in six states. We’ll be selling racing equipment and apparel at a bunch of these events, including a pair of races at the Kansas Speedway on Saturday and Sunday. For those on the Left Coast, there’s the Le Mans Series in Long Beach, California, where racers take over the city’s streets in a long-standing competition.

So check out the races below and see if you can pencil one or two for this mid-April weekend. Here’s where we’ll be:

sfp250_216x162SFP 250

This — the fourth race on the 2013 Camping World Truck Series schedule — was won last year by James Buescher who passed Brad Keselowski for the lead with 11 laps remaining and then held it for his first victory in his 76th truck start. He won three more races during the 2012 season to capture the series championship. In the dozen years this race has taken place in Kansas City, there has been a different winner each year.

  • Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
  • When: Saturday, April 20
  • Racetrack: Kansas Speedway
  • Location: Kansas City, Kansas
  • Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
  • For More Info, check out the Camping World Truck Series online

11_stp_400_cSTP 400

The green-flag waving for this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race begins around 1:15 p.m. (EDST) on Sunday for the 267-lap STP 400 with favorable weather forecast for race day. Jimmie Johnson is the Sprint Cup points leader heading into this weekend, but he’s facing drivers like red hot Kyle Busch and points contenders Greg Biffle and Brad Keselowski, along with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a host of other win-seekers.

  • Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
  • When: Sunday, April 21
  • Racetrack: Kansas Speedway
  • Location: Kansas City, KS
  • Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
  • For More Info, see the Kansas Speedway’s website


Visual Studio Ultimate Grand Prix of America

A total of 28 entries are expected to do battle in this, the fourth round of the season, including a strong 13-car field in Daytona Prototype, which has seen a tightened championship since the last outing at Barber Motorsports Park earlier this month. Another dozen cars will fight for top honors in GT, including the championship-leading Magnus Racing duo of Andy Lally and John Potter.

  • Series: GRAND-AM
  • When: Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20
  • Racetrack: Road Atlanta
  • Location: Braselton, Georgia
  • Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
  • For More Info, visit the Road Atlanta website

Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach

The two-hour American Le Mans Series championship continues with Round 2 this weekend at Long Beach’s 11-turn, 1.968-mile temporary seaside street course, including a long stretch of Shoreline Drive. Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, anchored by the driver pairing of Continue reading

CV_Everywhere-TruckFeaturing an exciting 2.38-mile, 17-turn track, the Barber Motorsports Park circuit is known as the “Augusta of Motorsports.” And come this Saturday — during the running of the Grand-Am Porsche 250 Rolex Sports series — spectators in Birmingham, Alabama, will be treated to the precision racing skills of drivers behind the wheel of exotic Daytona Prototypes (DP) chassis and engine combinations in addition to sleek GT machines and new for this year, sporty GXs.

It’s a busy couple of days for Alabama race fans, what with the Porsche 250 running on the same weekend at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. And while we’ll be supporting the Grand-Am Rolex Sports series, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that our fully stocked CV Products tractor-trailer will be in the paddock area of Barber Motorsports Park (credentials required), available to all race teams over the weekend.

In addition, we’ll be at a pair of races at the Martinsville Speedway in Virginia this weekend, including the Kroger 250, which is only the second truck event we have worked so far this year. The first event was at Daytona, and our plans call for active participation in most of the truck events partnered with the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup that are on the schedule for the rest of 2013.

Meanwhile, here’s what we’ve got going this weekend:

Gramd-Am-Road-Racing-LogoPorsche 250

This two-hour Rolex Series Race begins at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, preceded by a full day of practice and qualifying runs on Friday, as well as an autograph session from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. the day of the race. Since Rolex Series races are measured in time instead of distance, they require more than one driver. That means that in addition to tire changes, refueling and chassis adjustments, switching drivers becomes a big part of the racing strategy.

Kroger-250-LogoKroger 250

The Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway is the second race on the 2013 Camping World Truck Series schedule. Kevin Harvick won last year’s spring race at Martinsville, starting on the pole and running in front for all but two of the 250 laps. That was good enough to win the race and set a Truck Series record for most laps led in a race. Harvick and more than three dozen of his racing colleagues will be on the .526-mile oval track for this weekend’s event. 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