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As the racing season starts to wind down, the Trackside Crew here at CV Products takes to the road, splitting time between the Beast of the Southeast — Charlotte Motor Speedway — and the history-laden Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana.

Here’s what you need to know, along with to find us or watch all of the racing action from home:

2014-Race-for-the-cure-300Drive for the Cure 300

Series: NASCAR Nationwide Series
When: Friday, October 10
Racetrack: Charlotte Motor Speedway — Charlotte, NC
How this one played out: While Chase Elliott inched closer to becoming the first Rookie of the Year candidate to lay claim to the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship, it was Brad Keselowski who stole the show earlier this evening by tracking down his teammate, Ryan Blaney, to win the 2014 installment of the Drive for the Cure 300. Elliott, who finished a respectable eighth, now commands a 42 point lead in the Nationwide Series championship points standings, while Keselowski — who isn’t eligible for points — notched his fourth Nationwide Series win of the year and the 31st such win since he started racing in the series in 2006.

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Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
When: Saturday, October 11
Racetrack: Charlotte Motor Speedway — Charlotte, NC
How to watch the race from home: 7pm ET on ABC (racing starts at 7:30pm)
What you need to know: Jimmie Johnson holds the all-time wins record at Charlotte Motor Speedway with seven victories, and can qualify for the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with another win at the 1.5-mile Beast of the Southeast. But that doesn’t assure Johnson of a victory. Look for Sprint Cup series points leader Joey Logano to fair well. That’s because in 11 Charlotte starts, he has claimed three top-five and six top-10 finishes! And then of course there’s Brad Keselowski, who earlier this evening won the Nationwide series race, and who last year took the checkered flag in this very same race.
How to find us: Our Trackside crew will be in the pits (a pit pass is required for entry).

43rd Annual Winchester 400

Series: ARCA CRA Super Series
When: Saturday, October 11 — Sunday, October 12
Racetrack: Winchester Speedway — Winchester, Indiana
How to stay on top of the racing from home: Visit for live racing info
What you need to know: Watch for last year’s winner, 18-year-old Cody Coughlin, to repeat again this year. That’s because Coughlin, who just wrapped up a successful rookie season on the ARCA Racing Series, dominated this race last year, leading all 100 laps. The year before that, as a 16-year-old, he finished 7th. West Virginia University Engineering student Travis Braden is looking to claim his second straight CRA Super Series championship on Sunday. He comes into Sunday’s race with a 25-point lead over second place Ross Kenseth. If neither driver earns points on Saturday, then Braden needs to finish 13th or better and he will repeat as Champion.
How to find us: The good folks on the CV Products Trackside team will be in the pits (you must have a pit pass to gain entry).

Dominating performances were on tap this past weekend, as the winners of all three major NASCAR series’ races — and the winner of the ARCA race — didn’t flinch an inch in the final stretches before capturing their respective checkered flags. And CV Products Trackside was there for all the action.

Here’s where we were and what we saw:

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Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
When: Friday, May 16
Racetrack: Charlotte Motor Speedway  — Charlotte, NC
Race recap: After Friday night’s dominating performance at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch appears to be untouchable, at least where the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is concerned. Leading 130 of 134 laps after starting his truck on the pole for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, Busch claimed his third truck series win in as many starts this season and his fourth consecutive going back to last year’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The victory was Busch’s 38th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and his sixth at Charlotte. If only Busch’s odds were as good elsewhere. The Las Vegas-born driver is attempting to become the first driver to complete the IndyCar-NASCAR 1,100-mile double since 2001, and just yesterday crashed during practice for the Indianapolis 500.

NASCAR14_allstar_14Sprint All-Star Race

Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
When: Saturday, May 17
Racetrack: Charlotte Motor Speedway — Charlotte, NC
Race recap: Pulling away from an intense battle with polesitter Carl Edwards to open the final 10-lap segment Saturday night, Jamie McMurray won the Sprint All-Star Race — and get this… the million-dollar-plus prize that goes with the victory. McMurray held off Kevin Harvick, who crossed the finish line just .696 seconds behind. Matt Kenseth finished third, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson. Though  Edwards and  McMurray inched ahead of each other at various junctures after the final restart, McMurray led at the finish line for each of the final 10 laps. Once he cleared Edwards three laps into the run, McMurray pulled away for good. The 31 laps McMurray led Saturday night were the first he had ever led in the All-Star Race.

GetToKnowNewton_250Get to Know Newton 250 presented by Sherwin Williams

Series: NASCAR Nationwide Series
When: Sunday, May 18
Racetrack: Iowa Speedway — Newton, IA
Race recap: Sam Hornish, Jr. dominated the field in the Get to Know Newton 250, leading 167 of the race’s 250 laps at the 7/8-mile track at Iowa Speedway. The rare Sunday Nationwide Series race saw Hornish pull away from his only competition, pole sitter Ryan Blaney, on a lap 229 restart. From there it was smooth driving for the part-time Joe Gibbs Racing driver who previously finished second, third or fourth in his last three starts at Iowa. Blaney, who led 80 laps, finished second, while Regan Smith, who hasn’t finished outside the top 10 all season, took third. NASCAR Nationwide Series points leader Chase Elliott and Elliott Sadler finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care

menards200logoSeries: ARCA Racing Series
When: Sunday, May 18
Racetrack: Toledo Speedway — Toledo, OH
Race recap: It was a festival atmosphere at Toledo Speedway on Sunday for the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care. Nashville band Lucy Angel performed a free concert; thousands of fans lined up for autographs; and, the perfect weather in Toledo had fans, race teams and drivers all on the edge of their seats for the 200 lap race. Justin Boston took the lead from Grant Enfinger on lap 181 and held off a charge from pole winner Mason Mitchell to take the checkered flag. It was Venturini Motorsports first win at Toledo since team owner Bill Venturini himself went to victory lane as a driver in 1987.

CV Products Trackside will visit Charlotte Motor Speedway again this weekend when we’re in town to support the Coca-Cola 600 and History 300 NASCAR races. Look for a preview of this weekend’s action to appear here on our blog later this week.

Charlotte Motor SpeedwayThree out of four racing events for the CV Trackside Program this weekend take place at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina, including NASCAR’s Whelen Southern Modified, the Nationwide Series and the Sprint Cup Series and — as is always the case — CV Products will be well represented in this pits with our 18-wheelers towing tons of race products and accessories for drivers and teams alike.

Stop by and chat us up between races, if you’re lucky enough to have a Pit Pass. We love hearing from you.

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Things get off to a fast start on Thursday with the Whelen Southern Modifieds on the front stretch quarter-mile track that’s home to tons of NASCAR-level teams and drivers. And if you’re a betting man — or woman — three-time title winner George Brunnhoelzl III and his 32-point lead in the Whelen standings going into this race pretty much spells W-I-N. A finish here makes Brunnhoelzl a four-time Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion.

  • Series: NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified
  • When: Thursday, Oct. 10
  • Racetrack: Charlotte Motor Speedway – Concord, North Carolina
  • Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
  • For More Info: Visit the Whelen Southern Modified website

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With some of the top Super Late Model drivers participating in this weekend’s Winchester 400, the competition is guaranteed to be fierce. There’s Daniel Hemric, last year’s CRA All-Stars Tour champion and series all-time winner, a driver who blew out the competition last week, picking up the Blizzard Series title. And Augie Grill, with two Snowball Derby victories and three Southern Super Series wins this season alone. Grill last competed in the Winchester 400 in 2007. Preston Peltier makes his first appearance in the Winchester 400, but is a former PASS South Series champion and wins leader. And 17-year-old Cody Coughlin has two wins in 2013 with the Tour, meaning all he has to do is show up this weekend to claim the CRA All-Stars Tour Championship.

  • Series: CRA Super Series
  • When: Friday, Oct. 11 to Sunday, Oct. 13
  • Racetrack: Winchester Speedway – Winchester, Indiana
  • Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
  • For More Info: Check out the Winchester Speedway website

dollargeneral300thumbDollar General 300

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the name of the game during Friday’s Dollar General 300, with everything that’s not moving painted a bright pink. In fact, even some things that move fast will be festooned in pink — including Brian Vickers’ and Kyle Busch’s Continue reading

Nothing memorializes Memorial Day quite like a day at the races, where patriotism just seems to be part of the package, along with noise and the smell of high-test fuel. And this Memorial Day weekend, we’ll be making appearances at a quartet of events — three of them in North Carolina. In between barbecues, you might want to stop by one of these race venues and take a peek at what we’re selling inside those massive 53-foot long trailers. We’ve got gear for racers and spectators with access to the pits alike!

Here’s where we’ll be this holiday weekend:

ShowMe100-LogoThe 21st Annual Show-Me 100

With $30,000 first-place prize money up for grabs, Memorial Day weekend and the Show-Me 100 are not only a tradition at the Lucas Oil Speedway, they’re almost a requirement for Missouri stock car race fans. In addition to a bevy of track events, the sprawling speedway in Wheatland features 40 acres of camping, a pair of lakes, a vendor midway and events ranging from beauty contests to bounce houses for the kids.

Krazy Kevin Powell 150

Krazy-Kevine-Powell-150-Race-LogoThe PASS South Super Late Models start the weekend off Friday with the “Krazy” Kevin Powell 150. In two events at Caraway last year, front-runners Kyle Grissom and Jay Fogleman took home the checkered flags. The two drivers enter Friday night’s event separated by just six points for the PASS South points lead. Pit gates opening at 2 p.m., followed by rotating practice from 2 to 4 p.m., qualifying at 6:30 p.m. and main event racing scheduled for 8 p.m.

  • Series: Pro All Stars Series
  • When: Friday, May 24
  • Racetrack: Caraway Speedway
  • Location: Sophia, North Carolina
  • Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
  • For More Info: please visit Caraway Speedway’s website

History 300

history300thumb_13Saturday’s History 300 at Charlotte marks the beginning of a 21-week stretch in which the Nationwide series will be on the track every single weekend thru the second week of October. That means no time off for racers, which means a five-month stretch with little opportunity for drivers to regroup, take a break, or mentally collect themselves. This race marks the start of a grueling Continue reading

CMS ContainerThis weekend’s race venues include two races at the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina on Friday and Saturday, and the Toledo Speedway in Ohio on Sunday. We’ll be parked in the pits at all three events with race equipment for auto racing teams and attendees with pit pass alike. Things start out hot and heavy tomorrow – Friday, May 17 – with the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in nearly a month. Come out and see the action. And stop by and check out our beautiful tractor-trailers!

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Matt Crafton makes his 299th series start at Charlotte on Friday — which is the site of his first series win back in 2008. He’s also the standings leader entering this fifth of a scheduled 22 races. Kyle Busch will be looking for his fifth Charlotte victory in the series.

allstarracethumb_1329th NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and Sprint Showdown

Not in it for the points? In that case, simply follow the money. That’s Saturday night’s All-Star Race features 22 drivers who will battle for a winner’s payout of more than $1 million without worrying that not finishing in the Top 10 might damage their Sprint Cup chances. The strategy here is pretty simple: Race for the Continue reading