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297679Kansas Speedway plays hosts to the CV Products Trackside Program this weekend. Tonight found us supporting NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series’ drivers and their teams as they made their way around Kansas Speedway’s 1.5-mile tri-oval. The race — the SFP 250 — was marred by one caution after another (nine in all, or about one caution for every 18 laps). See below for a recap.

Next up for CV Trackside at Kansas is Saturday’s 5-Hour Energy 400 Sprint Cup Series race benefiting the Special Operations Warrior Foundation — a Tampa, Fla.-based nonprofit that provides college scholarship grants, along with financial aid and educational counseling, to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident.

Here’s the complete scoop:

297678SFP 250

Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
When: Friday, May 9
Racetrack: Kansas Speedway — Kansas City, KS
Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only.
Race-day insight: After racing only twice so far this season, the 2014 Camping World Truck Series schedule will get hopping over the next couple of weeks. For the first time this season, the series will be in action in back-to-back weekends with the SFP 250 tonight at Kansas Speedway and next week at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200.
Race recap and results: Kyle Busch led a race-best 104 laps and easily won tonight’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway. The victory, which came by 3.021 seconds over second-place finisher and last year’s race winner Matt Crafton, was the second of the season in a truck for Busch, and his 37th in the series overall. Busch’s former Sprint Cup teammate at Joe Gibbs Racing, Joey Logano, finished third, while Austin Dillon finished fourth and Tayler Malsam fifth. Rounding out the top 10 were Jeb Burton, German Quiroga, Ron Hornaday Jr., Joe Nemechek and Mason Mingus.

5-Hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation

297675Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
When: Saturday, May 10
Racetrack: Kansas Speedway — Kansas City, KS
How to find us: Our trailer will be in the pits but you’ll need a Pitt Pass to get there.
Race-day facts: This past Sunday, Clint Bowyer scored his best finish of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season, a third at Talladega. And on Monday he announced that he and his wife were expecting their first child. That same day, his team owner signed Bowyer to a multi-year contract extension. Now the Emporia, Kansas, native heads back to his home state for a major career milestone — his 300th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start. Over the first 299, Bowyer has accumulated eight wins, 52 top fives and 140 top 10 finishes. He’s also made the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup five times in his eight full-time seasons, including in 2012 when he finished second in championship points.
How to watch from home: FOX Television will broadcast the race starting at 7pm (EDT). If you’re not in front of the television, listen in on Sirus XM Channel 90 or via the Motor Racing Network.

Things may have come to a standstill in our nation’s capital, but just down the road in Martinsville, Virginia – at Martinsville Speedway – you’ll find nothing but high-octane velocity. The same goes for race tracks in Alton, Virginia; Kansas City, Kansas; and, Dillon, South Carolina. And as you might expect, CV Products’ Trackside Program will once again be “there when you need us.”

Here’s where to find CV Trackside this weekend:

Kansas_Lottery_98_9_Race_LogoKansas Lottery 98.9

With eight ARCA Racing Series race winners entered in today’s Kansas Lottery 98.9 at Kansas Speedway, the competition figures to be fierce not only for victory lane, but for the contingency awards that remain up for grabs, including the tight battle between Justin Boston and Mason Mingus for the SCOTT Rookie Challenge.

  • Series: ARCA Racing
  • When: Friday, Oct. 4
  • Racetrack: Kansas Speedway – Kansas City, KS
  • Live Timing & Scoring: Available on
  • Note: Visit CV Trackside crew in the pits (pit pass required for entry)

KSL 300 on whiteKansas Lottery 300

With only four points separating NASCAR Nationwide Series points leader Sam Hornish Jr. and Austin Dillon, a solid showing in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway could propel the 23-year-old into the lead for the first time since the Watkins Glen race in early August. If Dillon is able to improve upon his finishing position in his only series start at the 1.5-mile track, which came last season, the North Carolina native should find his way into Victory Lane for the first time in 2013 and back atop the standings.

  • Series: NASCAR Nationwide Series
  • When: Saturday, Oct. 5
  • Racetrack: Kansas Speedway – Kansas City, KS
  • Watch it live from your couch: 3:30 PM (ET) on ESPN2
  • Note: Our Trackside crew will be in the pits (pit pass required for entry)

vir_badgeOak Tree Classic at VIR

The second to last event of the final American Le Mans Series season takes the green flag Saturday at historic Virginia International Raceway (VIR) – a 17-turn, 3.27-mile road course. The Oak Tree Grand Prix marks the second visit of the American Le Mans Series to VIR where a year ago Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr captured the P1 and overall victory. Graf and Luhr are enjoying a dream season that includes seven consecutive victories.

  • Series: American Le Mans Series
  • When: Oct. 3-5
  • Racetrack: Virginia International Raceway – Alton, VA
  • Live timing & scoring online:
  • Television schedule: Sunday, Oct. 6 at 5:30 PM (ET) on ESPN2
  • Note: The Trackside vehicle will be in the pits (pit pass required for entry)

260-PASS-South-Logo-copyWildcat 150

Saturday night’s Wildcat 150, an event name harkening back to races held in the 1970s at Dillon Motor Speedway when the track was dirt, marks a series of firsts for the PASS South brigade. It will be the first time PASS South has ever raced at Dillon during the fall. And it will also be the first time PASS has ever staged more than one Super Late Model race in the same year at the facility. Back in March, Austin Theriault took advantage of slower traffic to edge out veteran Preston Peltier for the win in the closest finish in PASS South history.

  • Series: Pro All Stars Series South
  • When: Saturday, Oct. 5
  • Racetrack: Dillon Motor Speedway – Dillon, SC
  • Note: Find the CV Trackside setup in the pits (pit pass required for entry)

Martinsville_TrackVirginia is for Racing Lovers 300

Sunday, October 6: it’s a date NASCAR Late Model Stock drivers from across the country have had circled on their calendars for months, the date of the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 at Martinsville Speedway. It is the race that drivers refer to as their Daytona 500 or their Super Bowl. It’s the richest NASCAR Late Model Stock race in the country, $25,000 to the winner, with bonuses that could take it to $35,000. And of course there is the iconic grandfather clock trophy to the winner and the prestige of winning on a track where the history of racing runs so deep. The field is truly a who’s who of NASCAR Late Model racing. Two-time defending NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Lee Pulliam is entered, as is four-time national champion Philip Morris. Morris is the defending Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 winner; Pulliam won the event two years ago. Morris is the only driver with three Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 wins to his credit.

  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • When: Oct. 4-6
  • Racetrack: Martinsville Speedway – Martinsville, VA
  • Note: We’ll be in the pits with our Trackside offerings (pit pass required for entry)

PrintHollywood Casino 400 Green Flag

For Matt Kenseth, the third time was not the charm. The 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion failed last Sunday to fashion a record, third consecutive victory to start the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ but finished seventh to maintain his championship lead. Kenseth, who heads five-time champion Jimmie Johnson by eight points and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch by 12 markers gets a second shot at a “triple” in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway (2 p.m. ET, ESPN, Motor Racing Network Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio).

  • Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
  • When: Sunday, Oct. 6
  • Racetrack: Kansas Speedway – Kansas City, KS
  • Watch the rice live on television: 2 PM (ET) on ESPN
  • Note: Visit CV Trackside crew in the pits (pit pass required for entry)
Trackside at Kansas Speedway

Trackside at Kansas Speedway

This weekend features tons of great racing. From a 200-mile race at Mid-Ohio, a 400-miler at Michigan International Speedway, and 150-lapper at South Boston Speedway, to a Grand Prix at Kansas Speedway and a 100-mile race at the Illinois State Fairground, this weekend’s slate of races promises solid action on a variety of tracks and locations.

Like our unofficial slogan says, at CV Products, we’re here when you need us (online 24/7/365 at and there when you want us (at the six races listed below, including the SFP Grand Prix at Kansas Speedway, which is pictured above and to the right):

Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200

nationwidechildrens200thumbWhat to watch for: With half-a-dozen races remaining before a new NASCAR Nationwide Series champion is crowned, predicting the outcome is becoming harder with every passing weekend. After last Saturday’s race at Watkins Glen in upstate New York, only 74 points separate the top-10 drivers in the standings – a difference that the 10th-place driver (Parker Kligerman) could plausibly make up in only two races. The outcome of this weekend’s race at Mid-Ohio should make everything in the points standings as clear as mud!

  • Series: NASCAR Nationwide Series
  • When: Saturday, August 17
  • Racetrack: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, OH
  • Watch the race on TV: 2 p.m. (ET) on ESPN
  • Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only

Pure Michigan 400

PM_MIS_logo_v3CWhat to watch for: Last Sunday, Carl Edwards scored a fourth-place finish – his 99th career top-five finish. His next top-five finish will make him the 37th driver to reach 100 top fives and tie him with Geoff Bodine on the all-time list. More important, Edwards has nine top-five finishes in 18 starts at Michigan!

  • Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
  • When: Sunday, August 18
  • Racetrack: Michigan International Speedway – Brooklyn, MI
  • Watch the race on TV: 12 p.m. (ET) on ESPN
  • Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only

PASS Super Late Model 150

NASCAR-Whelen-LogoWhat to watch for: The Pro All Stars Series returns to South Boston Speedway this Saturday for what appears to be another great day and night of practice sessions, qualifying and all out pedal to the metal racing. In particular, South Boston Speedway track general manager Cathy Rice is offering a $2,000 bounty to any driver who can score a victory over three-time track winner and defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Lee Pulliam. Practice sessions for PASS Super Late Model, Legends and NASCAR Late Model drivers runs from 12:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. (ET), followed by time trials at 4:30 p.m., and a trackside fan appreciation event from 5:45 p.m. to 6 :45 p.m. The Green Flags start to drop at 7 p.m. with a 25-lap Legends race, a 75-lap NASCAR Late Model race, a 150-lap PASS Super Late Model race, and then another 75-lap NASCAR Late Model race.

  • Series: PASS Racing Series
  • When: Saturday, August 17
  • Racetrack: South Boston Speedway – South Boston, VA
  • Listen to the race live: Online via 953hlf.comstarting at 7 p.m. (ET)
  • Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only

SFP Grand Prix at Kansas Speedway


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What to watch for: This weekend’s SFP Grand Prix at Kansas Speedway features 14 Daytona Prototype cars, 10 Grand Touring cars, and three GX vehicles. Catch all the action on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 (see dates and times below).

  • Series: GRAND-AM
  • When: August 16-17
  • Racetrack: Kansas Speedway – Kansas City, KS
  • Watch the race on TV: Aug. 17 @ 8 p.m. (ET) on Continue reading