Archives For NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

CV_Everywhere-TruckIncluding this weekend’s races, our Trackside Support Services Program has appeared at 92 different races so far this year, and we’ve still got a long way to go before the season comes to an end in November at Homestead-Miami Speedway just prior to Thanksgiving. This weekend we’ll be available at all three NASCAR series races (Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World), as well as on hand for the ARCA race in Winchester, Ind., and the GRAND-AM race at Watkins Glen in upstate NY.

Here’s the detailed lowdown on where to find us this Thursday through Saturday:

Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts

quakerstateadvautopartsthumbThe Race to the Chase gets underway for all intents and purposes this weekend at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. While every point is important in a 26-race regular season, none are more important than points the drivers can secure over the course of the 10 races leading up to the Chase itself. This weekend’s Quaker State 400 marks the first of those races in which drivers and their teams can earn points to qualify them for the Chase. Jimmie Johnson and the #48 team remain in first place in the Sprint Cup Series Standings with 573 points. Twenty-five points behind is Carl Edwards and the #99 team, followed by Clint Bowyer (#15) who sits 45 points back, and Kevin Harvick (#29) who trails by 63 points.

  • Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
  • When: Saturday, June 29
  • Racetrack: Kentucky Speedway – Sparta, KY
  • Broadcast Schedule: 6:30 p.m. ET on TNT, and Ch. 90 on Sirius XM
  • Note: CV’s trailer is available for teams and spectators with pit passes
  • For More Info: visit the Kentucky Speedway online

Feed the Children 300

ftc_300_11thumbThis year’s Nationwide Series title is still very much up for grabs. Heading into last week’s road race in Wisconsin, driver Regan Smith was enjoying a comfortable 58-point lead in the series standings over Sam Hornish Jr. This week, as the Nationwide series travels to Kentucky for Friday night’s Feed the Children 300, Smith’s lead has shrunk to just 28 points. Not only did Smith lose ground last weekend but the race’s runner-up — Justin Allgaier — leapfrogged Hornish in the standings to assume second place. Hornish is now third in the Nationwide series points standings, two points behind Allgaier, followed by Austin Dillon and Elliott Sadler.

  • Series: NASCAR Nationwide Series
  • When: Friday, June 28
  • Racetrack: Kentucky Speedway – Sparta, KY
  • Broadcast Schedule: 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, and Ch. 90 on Sirius XM
  • Note: CV’s trailer is available for teams and spectators with pit passes
  • More info on this race is available online at

UNOH 225

unoh225thumb_13Thursday night’s UNOH 225, which is sponsored by the University of Northwestern Ohio, marks the 300th consecutive start for the Mooresville, NC-based SS Green Light Racing team, a streak that dates to 2001. NASCAR K & N Pro Series East driver CJ Faison will pilot the SS Green Light #81 on Thursday evening. Practice for the UNOH 225 will be held on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., with two laps of qualifying at 5:05 p.m. The green flag drops at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.

  • Event Name: UNOH 225
  • Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
  • When: Thursday, June 27
  • Racetrack: Kentucky Speedway – Sparta, KY
  • Broadcast Schedule: 8:00 p.m. ET on SPEED TV, and Ch. 90 on Sirius XM
  • Note: CV’s trailer is available for teams and spectators with pit passes
  • For More Info: visit the Camping World Truck Series website

Herr’s Chase the Taste 200

herrschasethetaste200logoYouth will likely lead the way on Sunday at Winchester Speedway in Indiana. That’s because of three of the drivers entered in the Herr’s Chase the Taste 200 are teenagers. Currently second in the points standings, 18-year-old Mason Mingus is coming off of a Top 10 finish at last week’s SCOTT 160 at Road America. Not far behind are 17-year-old Austin Self, who finished 6th in his ARCA debut in May at Toledo, and 15-year-old Kyle Benjamin — who already has two 2nd place finishes in ARCA races this season.

  • When: Sunday, June 30
  • Racetrack: Winchester Speedway – Winchester, IN
  • Note: CV’s trailer is available for teams and spectators with pit passes
  • For More Info: visit the ARCA website

Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen

Sahlen_GlenThis year will mark the 32nd running of the Six Hours of the Glen, making the race at Watkins Glen one of the longest standing endurance sport car races in the world. Located in the Finger Lake Region of New York, the 11-turn, 3.4-mile Watkins Glen International long course is one of the premier road racing facilities in the United States. And when the drivers take to the course this weekend for the 8th race in the 2013 Rolex Sports Car Series, there will be six drivers separated by just three points at the top of the Daytona Prototype standings, and six more drivers separated by a mere 12 points in the Grand Touring standings.

  • Series: GRAND-AM Road Racing
  • When: June 30
  • Racetrack: Watkins Glen International – Watkins Glen, NY
  • Broadcast Schedule: 11am Eastern Time on the SPEED channel
  • Note: CV’s trailer is available for teams and spectators with pit passes
  • For More Info:

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

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.

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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

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

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.

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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