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CV Products Trackside Program swings into high gear this weekend with a presence at five races at three different racetracks. Thunder Valley (a/k/a Bristol Motor Speedway) is where most of the attention will be, especially on Sunday. That’s when the Food City 500 will take NASCAR’s best drivers on 500-lap, 266.5-mile odyssey that never fails to produce exceptional results. Bristol’s steep banking, all-concrete surface, two pit roads and stadium-like seating give drivers and fans alike an experience that’s truly unique. Also on tap for us this weekend… the 62nd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the Hardee’s Rattler 250.

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Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
When: Sunday, March 16
Racetrack: Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol, TN
Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
Watch from home: FOX at 12:30 p.m. (ET). Radio: PRN, Sirius XM Ch. 90
What you need to know: Brad Keselowski has emerged victorious two of the last five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway (a/k/a Thunder Valley). Even if it doesn’t seem immediately apparent, a closer look at statistical history shows he’s an heir to this slice of success. It’s all about the No. 2 – plus a trio of top-rung drivers who through the years have combined to give Team Penske a total of 10 victories at the historic .533-mile oval. In other news, something – anything – has to go Kyle Busch’s way one of these weekends. The No. 18 has led two of the first three Cup Series races this season, eclipsed the 100 driver rating figure in all three, driven the fastest laps run in all three, and has one top-10 finish to show for it.

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Series: NASCAR Nationwide Series
When: Saturday, March 15
Racetrack: Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol, TN
Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
How to watch from home: ESPN2 at 1:30 p.m. (ET), and PRN and Sirius XM Ch. 90
What you need to know: Vienna, West Virginia’s Cale Conley is slated to make his Nationwide series debut on Saturday in the No. 33 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. The 21-year-old becomes the 37th driver to make his NNS debut at Bristol, joining notables such as David Pearson, Brett Bodine and Trevor Bayne. Ryan Blaney returns to the No. 22 Team for the first time since winning at Kentucky in that ride. Blaney, who has never finished outside the top 10 at Bristol in any series, has run only one NNS race since the win.

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Series: NASCAR K&N East
When: Saturday, March 15
Racetrack: Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol, TN
Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
What you need to know: After a couple of weeks away from the track, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East heads to Bristol for the PittLite 125, the third event of the young event. Daniel Suárez is seeking his third straight NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory after winning the first two races of the season in February. He became just the second driver in series history to Continue reading

rich_intl_raceway_cOur crew and tractor-trailers full of high performance auto racing parts will be out in force this Friday through Sunday at events in Virginia, Georgia and Indiana. As usual, if you have a pit pass, we invite you to stop by see what we’ve got to offer in the way of gear and garb out of those gigantic 53-foot-long trailers. See you on race day!

ToyotaCare 250

ncr_toyotacare250_logo_4cIn Richmond on Friday, Kyle Busch will attempt the rare feat of winning his fourth consecutive race. So far, Sam Ard is the only driver who’s done it — and that was way back in 1983! Meanwhile, Jeffrey Earnhardt (the son of Kerry Earnhardt and grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt), will pilot the No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet Friday for 10-time NMPA Most Popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. — who just happens to be his uncle.

Toyota Owners 400

ncr_toyotaowners_logo_4c_Drivers for Richard Childress Racing have yet to score a top five finish this year, but that could change at RCR-friendly Richmond. Kevin Harvick won at Richmond in a Chevrolet in 2011 — the only non-Toyota victory in the past eight Richmond races. And in last year’s fall Richmond race, both Harvick and Virginia native Jeff Burton scored Top 10 finishes. Meanwhile, Mr. “Win or Go Home,” Kyle Busch, is approaching two impressive laps-led milestones going into Richmond. With three more laps led, he’ll reach 9,000 laps led in the NSCS. And he’s nearing the 25,000 laps-led mark in his NASCAR career. He’s currently at 24,837, needing 163 laps led to reach 25K.

Racing Radios 125 Lap Southern Super Series Late Model Event presented by Schoenfeld Headers

The first Southern Super Series race in Nashville earlier this month was a huge success and Bubba Pollard made history by winning the first Southern Super Series Race event. But a pair of young racers will be out to do damage on Saturday. This will be Ross Kenseth’s first chance at a SSS victory and Daniel Hemric’s first shot at dethroning Pollard from atop the series’ standings. Kenseth is fresh off a stellar 2012 campaign that saw him Continue reading