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It promises to be a busy, busy weekend on the asphalt at a half-dozen auto racing venues between now and Sunday, and as usual, we’ll be on hand to provide needed race gear for drivers, crews and spectators who hold coveted pit passes. Things start off hot and heavy on Friday at Dover International Speedway in Delaware for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, followed by the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Saturday and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Sunday.

Here’s a full breakdown of where we’ll be and how to watch these races if you can’t make it out to the track yourself:

Lucas Oil 200

LucasOil200@DoverAll bets are off when the green flag drops on Friday’s Lucas Oil 200, where previous winners come from all corners of the nation. Kurt Busch — a rookie back in 2000 — won the inaugural race that year, and Jason Leffler, Chad Chaffin, Scott Speed, Brian Scott and Aric Almirola scored their first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories at “The Monster Mile.” In fact, there have been a dozen different winners in the event’s 13 seasons. Kyle Busch, the series’ second-leading career winner, is the only driver to visit Victory Lane twice.

  • Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
  • When: Friday, May 31
  • Racetrack: Dover International Speedway
  • Location: Dover, Delaware
  • Catch it on TV / Radio: 4:30 p.m. ET on SPEED Channel; Sirius XM Channel 90
  • Note: Our trailer will be in the pits (pit pass required for entry)
  • For More Info: Visit the Camping World Truck Series online

5-Hour Energy 200

5HE 200 LogosWith eight Top-10 finishes in a row, Regan Smith leads the NASCAR Nationwide Series for the 5-Hour Energy 200 with a 29-point advantage over Sam Hornish Jr. in the series point standings, while Kyle Busch, who has won 7 out of this year’s 10 races, isn’t eligible for points or the Nationwide title because NASCAR doesn’t allow full-time Sprint Cup drivers to be compete for the championship unless they forfeit their eligibility for a Cup title. So far this year, 11 Nationwide Series drivers are within 100 points of the points lead, compared to seven this time last year.

FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks

fedex400thumbLast spring’s Dover victory was Jimmy Johnson’s seventh at the track dubbed “The Monster Mile,” where he’s finished in the Top Five 11 out of 22 races. That’s 50 percent, folks. He’s led laps in 11 Dover starts in a row — eight of those times in double figures. But Johnson’s statistics looked good last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway where an accident left him in 22nd place. Nevertheless, he continues to lead 2007 Dover winner Carl Edwards in Spring Cup standings by 32 points. Two-time Dover winner Matt Kenseth sits in third 51 points back while last year’s Sprint Cup Champion Brand Keselowski is 110 points behind and in 10th place.

NASCAR Hall of Fame 150

NASCAR_Hall_Of_Frame_LogoIf ever the term redemption was appropriate, it’s this Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium for Brett Moffitt, a fifth-year driver from Iowa who has scored nine wins at eight different tracks. But not at Bowman Gray Stadium where he’s met nothing but misfortune. 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:

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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

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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