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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

CV Products’ trackside schedule calls for a quartet of racetrack events this weekend, with three of them taking place at Michigan International Speedway (MIS), nestled on a more-than 1,400-acre parcel in the scenic Irish Hills. With 18 degree banking and 73-foot wide sweeping turns, MIS offers drivers a two-mile oval with three and four grooves to play with. We’ll be in the pits for all three of those events, offering stock car racing equipment for drivers and their teams. And if you find yourself in Lexington, Ohio, this weekend, we’ll be on ground level at the Diamond Cellar Classic.

Quicken Loans 400

quickenloans_400For Dale Earnhardt Jr., Michigan International Speedway holds a special place in his heart because that’s where he picked up his last two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins. Jimmie Johnson currently leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings with 521 points, but he has yet to win a race in 22 Cup appearance at the Irish Hills. Carl Edwards is second with 470 and Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Kevin Harvick round out the top five.

Alliance Truck Parts 250

11_alliance_tp_250_thumbAustin Dillon set a NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying record at MIS of 190.375 mph to garner the pole for the 2012 race, but it’s been a bunch of Sprint Cup Series drivers who have dominated the Nationwide Series races thus far in 2013. There’s Kyle Busch, who has garnering six wins and Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Tony Stewart each winning one race. Nationwide Series regulars Trevor Bayne, Sam Hornish Jr., and Regan Smith all have one win on the season. Joey Logano is the defending race champion.

  • Series: NASCAR Nationwide Series
  • When: Saturday, June 15
  • Racetrack: Michigan International Speedway
  • Location: Brooklyn, Michigan
  • Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
  • Watch it on television: Starting at 2:15 p.m. on ABC
  • For More Info: check out the Nationwide Series at

Patriots Pumps 200

patriotpumps200logomis2013This year marks the 32nd appearance by the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at MIS, with Chris Buescher on hand to defend his 2012 win. At 78 wins, Frank Kimmel is one win away from tying Iggy Katona’s all-time win mark in the ARCA Racing Series. Kimmel’s also got more wins at MIS than Continue reading