Page 1

auto club Preview March 14, 2019

THE CALIFORNIA KID

Due for a win at his home-state track, Jimmie Johnson is one of the favorites at Auto Club. Auto Club 400 i Five Favorites i Kyle Busch’s Quest for 200 Can Truex Jr. Repeat? I Fights, Feuds I New Aero Package


Available now: Auto club

Magazine Subscription polepositionmag.com updates & posters Twitter @nppmag FACEBOOK NASCAR POLE POSITION


Community Creators

Out of the Groove

Creator: Eric Estepp Youtube: Out of the Groove

Brad Keselowski Predicts Tandem Drafting Will Return This week Eric Estepp, host and creator of Out of the Groove, brings us a whirlwind episode of news, rumors, and gossip from around the world of NASCAR. First up, the fan favorite discussion point - TV ratings. How’d we do this week? Outside of Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick, there weren’t any major storylines heading into ISM to hype it up. How did the UNC-Duke game affect the weekend viewership? Then we get to the big story - the possible return of one of the most controversial forms of racing, tandem drafting. Some fans loved

Twitter: @EricEstepp17

Instagram: @eric_estepp

Patreon: Out of the Groove

the pairings on super speedways as unique, while others thought it was bizarre and artificial. While it’s been missing from NASCAR since 2011, none other than Brad Keselowski himself predicted that it could be back this year, thanks to the new aero package for 2019. While he only predicted it for Daytona and Talladega, needless to say it got the fanbase talking. In today’s episode of Out of the Groove, Eric breaks down the new package, the race schedule ahead, and whether or not these factors might make tandem drafting a reality. Finally, a bonus topic - will we ever see a NASCAR dirt series? auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 0 4


Serv'n up great lunch and dinners in So Cal since 1967.


5 things to watch

5 at auto club

Things to watch

by ja red turner

Going Back to Cali. Several top drivers will return to their home state

Having just wrapped up the first race of the season on a 1-mile track, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to a 2-mile facility for the first time in 2019. Here are five things that all fans need to watch for when the green flag waves on Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Southern California. auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 0 6


A flavor for every season and every person

#GETBIT

DISTILLERY Every bottle of Copperhead’s Southern Shine is handcrafted with natural fruits and spices, giving you a beautiful bottle of high-quality shine. 7635 HORSE LAKE RD., BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA | LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: COPPERHEAD’S SOUTHERN DISTILLERY


5 things to watch

5

California Dreamers

T

hanks to Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Larson, two of the past three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California have been won by natives of The Golden State. Johnson, from El Cajon, California, last won at ACS in 2016 and is actually a six-time winner at the Southern California track where he picked up Monster Energy Series career

victory No. 1 back in 2002. Larson, a native of Elk Grove, California, went to Victory Lane at his home track two years ago. Both men look forward to racing and the possibility of winning at their home track this weekend. “You never forget the site of your first win,” Johnson said. “I love going ‘home’ and seeing familiar faces.” Larson calls ACS “an intense racetrack,” adding: “The race feels demanding with what you’re fighting in the car, but it’s a really fun place to drive.” auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 0 8


5 things to watch

A Martin Truex Jr. Repeat

M

artin Truex Jr. put a major beatdown on the field one year ago at Auto Club Speedway, leading 125 of 200 laps on the way to a commanding victory in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota. Truex returns to Fontana this year with a different organization (Joe Gibbs Racing) but the same crew chief (Cole Pearn), the same manufacturer (Toyota) and the same confidence that propelled him

4

to his 2018 triumph in Southern California. After four races as driver of the No. 19 JGR car, Truex has three top-10s that include a pair of runner-up finishes, one of them coming in this past weekend’s event at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona. Truex’s first victory with JGR seems virtually imminent, and there’s absolutely no good reason to believe it can’t or won’t happen this weekend at a track where the 2017 Monster Energy Series champion is the defending race winner. auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 1 0


Tired of continually washing your hands only to have dry, cracked hands? Do you need a hand cleaner that will give you a speedy clean up and excellent conditioning performance? Give your hands a wake-up call with our waterless hand cleaner. It will take care of the hands that take care of you.

Hand Cleaner Since 1948

Made in the USA www.joeskleenproducts.com

Building Relationships One Hand At A Time


5 things to watch

3

Kyle Busch’s Quest For 200

A

fter earning his 198th and 199th NASCAR national series wins in last weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series and Monster Energy Series races at ISM Raceway, respectively, Kyle Busch will have two chances this weekend at Auto Club Speedway to capture his historic 200th national series victory. The first will come in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race. If he doesn’t get it done

there, he will get to try again in Sunday’s Monster Energy Series race. Busch is a previous Fontana winner in both series. Adam Stevens, Busch’s Monster Energy Series crew chief, admits that he would prefer his driver wait until Sunday to hit the 200-mark so that he can be part of the milestone celebration. “It would be kind of nice,” said Stevens, who guided Busch to the 2015 Monster Energy Series championship. “Maybe I’ll have to take him for some bad sushi or something on Friday night (before the Xfinity race).” auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 1 2


TOP INDUSTRY RATED PRODUCT   

               

6

WAY FUNCTIONALITY JUMP STARTER RECHARGER 12V POWER STATION AIR PUMP LAPTOP COMPUTER POWER STATION SUPER BRIGHT LED FLASHLIGHT

TECH-5000P VISIT OUR WEBSITE: WWW .SMARTECHPRODUCT.COM

• 888-288-5148


5 things to watch

Fights, Feuds & Temper Tantrums

T

he temperature in the room got ratcheted up considerably last weekend at ISM Raceway when Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell came to blows on pit road after their respective qualifying runs. While the two drivers claim to have smoothed things over, it’s anyone’s guess whether or not the bad blood between them will return this weekend at Auto Club Speedway or

2

somewhere down the road. It’s also possible — maybe even likely — that another feud or two could come to the surface this weekend in Southern California. After all, ACS has been the site of more than one controversy over the years, the most memorable coming in 2013 when crew members for Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin tussled in the garage after Logano wrecked Hamlin while racing for the win. That same race, Logano and Tony Stewart sparred on pit road. “It’s time he learns a lesson,” Stewart said at the time. auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 1 4


5 things to watch

1

The Return Of The New Aero Package In Its Fullness

A

fter a race where the new 2019 aero package had minimal impact, the aero rules will play a more prominent role at Auto Club Speedway — a fast, 2-mile track where speeds approach 200 mph. At ACS, the cars will feature the totality of the new aero package for just the second time this year, after the complete package debuted

two weekends ago at Las Vegas. That means the cars will have both the smaller tapered spacer being used at select tracks to reduce engine horsepower, along with the aero ducts that are being utilized at certain venues to generate tighter racing. This weekend, the cars will also continue to feature the baseline aero elements of the 2019 rules package: a taller rear spoiler, a larger front splitter and a wider radiator pan. Will these changes for the first time lead to the close-quarters racing that NASCAR is desperately trying to create? auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 1 6


State Premier® Power-Vent water HeaterS • Designed for real life • Up to 96% thermal efficiency • Provides continuous hot water Our Premier® Power-Vent family of water heaters heats more water with less energy, with units operating at up to 96% thermal efficiency. To learn how affordable it can be, visit our website to request a quote from a local pro. And get ready to take on what life throws at you.

StatewaterHeaterS.com


5 to watch at Auto club

5

by jared turner

Kyle Busch

▶▶ Elk Grove, California native Kyle Larson has a win and two second-place finishes in five starts at Auto Club Speedway, a 2-mile track in his home state. Larson always seems to bring his “A” game to Fontana, and this weekend should be no different.

Kyle Larson

Race predictions Driver To Beat: Kyle Busch Team To Beat: Joe Gibbs Racing Sleeper: Kyle Larson

Drivers to Watch at Auto Club

▶▶ A three-time premier series winner at Auto Club Speedway, Kyle Busch returns to Southern California on top of the world after scoring his 198th and 199th NASCAR national series victories last weekend at ISM Raceway in Arizona. Will this be the weekend he reaches the magical 200? ▶▶ A six-time winner at Auto Club Speedway, Jimmie Johnson is understandably fond of racing in his home state of California. Johnson’s affinity for ACS is especially strong, with the seven-time champ having notched NASCAR premier series victory No. 1 at the track in 2002. ▶▶ Winning consecutive races at any track is always a difficult task, but Martin Truex Jr. — last year’s winner at Auto Club Speedway — has a good shot to do so this weekend. Truex, who dominated last year at Fontana, has finished runner-up two of the past three weekends. ▶▶ Reigning Monster Energy Series champion Joey Logano has been really close to winning several times at Auto Club Speedway but has never quite been able to close the deal. He will try again this weekend as he seeks his second victory in three outings. auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 1 8


GREEN YOUR FLEET while increasing your bottom line! Innovation designed to help vehicles, people and the environment

From the track... to the street, for your single car to your fleet. An affordable technology aimed at lowering harmful vehicle emissions, while increasing engine efficiency and performance, at the source of the problem, allowing you to get more out of your vehicle. The SMART Emissions Reducer, Lab Tested. Field Proven. Deployed around the world; and “Made in the USA.” Installed as an engine retrofit technology or at factory on selected vehicles. Lower harmful vehicle emissions while saving you money on fuel. Go Green with the Same Machine by integrating the SMART Emissions Reducer in your fleet today. O F F I C I A L PA R T N E R O F

AND THE

PHOTOS BY MENDIA STUDIOS

PROUD PARTNER OF DIRT CAR AND ACRA NEWCOMER TOMMY VIGH JR.

BY

| EXTREMEENERGYSOLUTIONS.NET | 1-800-EES-TEAM


seal the deal presented by

Mark Martin won the 2004 MBNA America – Salute the Heroes 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Back in Winning Form Mark Martin Enjoys the Victory at Dover BY BEN WHITE

O

n June 6, 2004, Mark Martin, driver of the Roush-Fenway Racing Ford, collected his 34th of 40 career Cup series victories in the MBNA America 400 – Salute to Heroes at Dover International Speedway. He began the 400-mile event on the 1-mile Delaware track from the seventh position. The Arkansas native remained in the top 10 and ran a steady race, avoiding 11 cautions over 90 laps that

slowed the field for ¼ of the race distance. On Lap 346, Martin avoided a 19-car wreck that developed with the cars in positions ahead of him. He regained the lap he lost to the leaders and was able to make up lost ground. Martin sealed the deal by taking the lead when Kasey Kahne, driver of the Evernham Motorsports Dodge, crashed after hitting oil on the track with 19 laps

remaining. Finishing second was Tony Stewart, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Scott Riggs. Even though Martin snapped a 73-race winless streak, he decided not to do the traditional victory burnout, saying he would instead leave it to the younger drivers to make the tire smoke fly. He simply waved to the crowd, circled the track and made his way to victory lane. “Everything worked out in our favor,” Martin said. “And believe me, we were due, because things have worked against us so much for so long.”

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 2 0


COOLANT LEAK?

Fix it Fast with K-Seal

Just Shake, Pour & Go

Permanently Fix Leaks In The:  Radiator  Block / Head  Head Gasket

 Heater Core  Freeze Plug  Water Pump Casing

K-Seal will PERMANENTLY seal cracks/holes in the Head Gasket, Heater Core, Block/Head, Radiator, Freeze Plug and Water Pump Casing. Works on Aluminum Heads.

K-Seal has been independently tested to meet ASTM D3147 works on hard plastic and safe for use with all water cooled engines.

AVAILABLE AT

, t I l a e S t s u J t Don’ ™ K- Seal It!

and Most Fine Retailers MADE IN THE USA

kseal.com

info@kseal.com

888.254.0150


Nascar Esports

eNASCAR Heat Pro League Draft Recap Who made the cut? Official Xbox One Draft Results:

Official PlayStation 4 Draft Results:

Chip Ganassi Racing – Greg Matarazzo JR Motorsports – Tyler Dohar Team Penske – Brian Tedeschi Roush Fenway Racing – Nick Walker Richard Petty Motorsports – Diego Alvarado Stewart-Haas Racing – Josh Shoemaker Hendrick Motorsports – Sam Morris Joe Gibbs Racing – Daniel Buttafuoco JTG Daugherty Racing – Justin Brooks GoFas Racing – Matt Heale Richard Childress Racing – Jordan McGraw Germain Racing – Jacob Kerr Wood Brothers Racing – Casey Gomme

Slade Gravitt Germain Racing – William Arnold Richard Childress Racing – Joey Stone GoFas Racing – Hunter Mullins JTG Daugherty Racing – Zach Onson Joe Gibbs Racing – TJ McGowan Hendrick Motorsports – Nick Jobes Stewart-Haas Racing – Brandyn Gritton Richard Petty Motorsports – Mike Braas Roush Fenway Racing – Cody Giles Team Penske – Corey Rothgeb JR Motorsports – Jason Keffer Leavine Family Racing – Josh Harbin Chip Ganassi Racing – Josh Parker

Watch LIVE on YouTube

Black Flags Matter

The Iceberg

Darian

Jaret

Out of the Groove

Danny B Talks

Eric

Danny

Every Wednesday at 8pm Eastern! Subscribe to the panel so you never miss an episode!

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 2 2


36 Under 30: Bubba Wallace Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace addresses the media. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

36 Under 30

Bubba Wallace By Keith Waltz

B

ubba Wallace, the 25-year-old driver of the No. 43 Chevrolet owned by NASCAR legend Richard Petty, is the first African-American since the early 1970s to compete full time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Wallace’s journey to NASCAR’s premier series started in go-karts when he was 9 years old. “We put about two years into that and worked our way up through the asphalt ranks,” said Wallace, who was born in Mobile, Alabama, but moved to Concord, North Carolina, when he was 2. “We graduated from go-karts and went to Bandoleros, Legend Cars, Late Models, and eventually got our start in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series with Rev Racing and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program.” Wallace’s first NASCAR Gander Outdoors

Truck Series victory at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Oct. 26, 2013, was a milestone moment as he became the first AfricanAmerican to win a major NASCAR race since Wendell Scott took the checkered flag in 1963. “It was huge,” Wallace responded when asked about the significance of that victory. “There are a lot of variables that go into where I’m at today and that is right up there at the top. Without that win, who knows if I would have been back in the truck again in 2014.” Wallace is in his sophomore season behind the wheel of Petty’s No. 43 entry. Bubba Wallace behind the wheel of the No. 43 STP Chevrolet at Martinsville Speedway. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 2 4


driver profile: Sheldon Creed

A Racer’s Creed

Truck Series Driver Sees Growth With GMS By Joseph Wolkin

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series rookie Sheldon Creed is an interesting character. He can’t sit still, and it’s something the GMS Racing driver believes will help him compete for a championship this year. What’s it like to know you have the opportunity to race full-time at such a young age? “I wouldn’t say it’s overwhelming, but I put pressure on myself to perform. When I don’t do well, I just work harder that week. I put more time into it to fix those mistakes and stop myself from making them.”

Sheldon Creed, 21, has a full-time ride on the Gander Outdoors Truck Series.

What do you do with your free time? “When I’m home in California, I go ride bikes. Now, I do mountain biking more. I like working on a lot of projects at home, which I haven’t been able to do as much because I’m in an apartment now. I’ve been adjusting to the North Carolina life. I’m trying to figure out some hobbies here. I can go wakeboarding or snowboarding. Pretty much anything action-sports I just love.”

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 2 6


Fuller Truck Accessories 1900 W Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton, CA 92833


2019 Nascar Series Standings monster energy nascar nascar cup series xfinity series no. Driver

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37

Pts. Wins

Kyle Busch 177 1 Joey Logano 171 1 Denny Hamlin 165 1 Brad Keselowski 133 1 Kevin Harvick 168 0 Martin Truex Jr. 140 0 Kyle Larson 138 0 Aric Almirola 134 0 Kurt Busch 126 0 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 123 0 Clint Bowyer 118 0 Ryan Blaney 113 0 Chase Elliott 108 0 Erik Jones 106 0 Jimmie Johnson 98 0 Alex Bowman 94 0 Ryan Newman 92 0 William Byron 82 0 Paul Menard 81 0 Daniel Suarez 77 0 Austin Dillon 76 0 Ty Dillon 74 0 Chris Buescher 73 0 Matt DiBenedetto 57 0 Daniel Hemric 53 0 David Ragan 49 0 Corey LaJoie 48 0 Ryan Preece 47 0 Bubba Wallace 42 0 Michael McDowell 41 0 Matt Tifft 30 0 Landon Cassill 25 0 Cody Ware 12 0 Jamie McMurray 19 0 Quin Houff 7 0 Reed Sorenson 1 0 Casey Mears 1 0

no. Driver

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46

Pts. Wins

Christopher Bell 165 1 Michael Annett 147 1 Tyler Reddick 169 0 Cole Custer 158 0 Brandon Jones 147 0 Austin Cindric 141 0 John Hunter Nemechek 140 0 Noah Gragson 130 0 Justin Allgaier 128 0 Ryan Sieg 126 0 Ross Chastain 116 0 Justin Haley 116 0 Chase Briscoe 112 0 Brandon Brown 85 0 Gray Gaulding 70 0 Garrett Smithley 67 0 Ray Black Jr. 66 0 Jeremy Clements 66 0 Josh Williams 60 0 B.J. McLeod 56 0 David Starr 55 0 Joey Gase 43 0 Vinnie Miller 42 0 Jeff Green 40 0 Matt Mills 35 0 Josh Bilicki 29 0 Stephen Leicht 29 0 Mike Harmon 25 0 Jeffrey Earnhardt 76 0 Chad Finchum 45 0 Timmy Hill 41 0 Ryan Truex 40 0 Alex Labbe 18 0 Scott Lagasse Jr. 16 0 Zane Smith 13 0 Jairo Avila Jr. 12 0 Max Tullman 9 0 Morgan Shepherd 9 0 Caesar Bacarella 8 0 Tommy Joe Martins 8 0 Chris Cockrum 6 0 John Jackson 6 0 Ronnie Bassett Jr. 5 0 D.J. Kennington 4 0 Stan Mullis 3 0 Donald Theetge 1 0

nascar Gander Outdoors truck series no. Driver

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 42

Austin Hill Grant Enfinger Harrison Burton Stewart Friesen Brett Moffitt Johnny Sauter Matt Crafton Todd Gilliland Sheldon Creed Ben Rhodes Timothy Peters Austin Self Spencer Boyd Gus Dean Brennan Poole Tyler Dippel Josh Reaume Cory Roper Jordan Anderson Natalie Decker Angela Ruch Korbin Forrister Anthony Alfredo Jesse Little Ryan Reed David Gilliland Clay Greenfield Bobby Gerhart Joe Nemechek Jennifer Cobb Myatt Snider Christian Eckes Ray Ciccarelli Parker Kligerman Norm Benning Jesse Iwuji Chris Fontaine Chad Finley Robby Lyons Bryan Dauzat Stefan Parsons Scott Stenzel

Pts. Wins

108 1 117 0 111 0 103 0 102 0 102 0 96 0 96 0 91 0 89 0 84 0 66 0 59 0 59 0 56 0 54 0 52 0 51 0 46 0 42 0 50 0 39 0 39 0 32 0 31 0 31 0 29 0 26 0 26 0 25 0 23 0 23 0 20 0 17 0 17 0 11 0 10 0 9 0 7 0 6 0 6 0 5 0

Blue BLOCKED OUT AREAs SHOW EACH of nascar SERIES TOP CONTENDERS

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 2 8


STILL #1.

We’ve got a fresh new look and we’re available in more retailers than gotBut a fresh new we’rewe’re available moretoretailers than everWe’ve before. that’s notlook all, and because alsoin proud say we’re rated ever But that’sinnot because also proud to saymagazine. we’re rated thebefore. #1 toilet paper theall, country bywe’re a leading consumer the #1 toilet paper in the country by a leading consumer magazine. Now that’s what we call a commitment to being the top for your bottom.

Find a retailer near at you at mywhitecloud.com Available Winn-Dixie

Find a retailer near you at mywhitecloud.com


crew member spotlight: DAMON LOPEZ Damon Lopez, transporter driver for Levine Family Racing

Keeper of the Castle Lopez Enjoys Driving LFR’s Transporter BY BEN WHITE

D

amon Lopez, transporter driver for Levine Family Racing and driver Matt Dibenedetto, was introduced to motorsports through his geographic location as a child. At the time, he was fascinated by the open-wheel Indy cars and loved seeing them race at high speeds. “I’m from Ontario, Calif., so I went to the Ontario Motor Speedway as a kid in the 1970s,” Lopez said. “It was close enough to the house that you could hear the Indy cars

and NASCAR there. I liked Indy cars better at the time. Their California 500 race was always held on Labor Day, and that’s my birthday.” Lopez studied computer science and worked in that field until 1999 when he answered an ad from the newspaper asking for help with hospitality. As it turned out, the job was with Team Penske’s Indy Car team. He also worked with Penske’s driving school at the speedway and became a crew member for Indy car driver Hélio Castroneves. In 2006, he turned his attention to driving transporters for H. Scott Motorsports, the Monster Energy hauler and now Levine Family Racing for his second full season. “Hauler driving is about getting from point A to Point B safely,” Lopez said. “It’s also my responsibility to make sure we have what we need on the hauler. I check with the mechanics to make sure everything is there.” Lopez enjoys taking the team’s racecars all around the country. “The travel to me is exciting,” Lopez said. “I enjoy the solitude of being in the truck and being on the road. That can be very relaxing. Other than that, it’s also awesome meeting the fans and getting to know them.” auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 3 0


M4E1 LOWER RECEIVER


crew member spotlight: DAMON LOPEZ

“The hauler is a shop on wheels. It’s realistic to think we could rebuild a car from what’s there. I listen in on the radio and if there’s a vibration, I’m at the hauler pulling out new gears and have it out before the car gets to the garage.”

EXTRA LAPS WITH DAMON LOPEZ relationship: Single HOMETOWN: Ontario, Calif. FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Any beach anywhere

FAVORITE HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving FAVORITE SEASON: Fall FAVORITE TV SHOW: Bull FAVORITE MOVIE: Tombstone FAVORITE MUSIC: Country

Hear the engines roar,

not your generator. Top up your RV batteries with

Find your solar solution at GPELECTRIC.COM


WHERE THE

RUBBER

MEETS THE

ROAD ULTRA HEAVY-DUTY 17-MIL DUCT TAPE

DUCT TAPE. STRONGER.

888-898-7834 www.itape.com info@itape.com


Spotlight

Jeffrey Earnhardt’s Golden Opportunity BY Jared Turner

W ith primar y sponsorship from Xtreme Concept s, Jef frey Earnhardt is embarking on a nine - race NASCAR Xf init y Series schedule with Joe Gibbs Racing. Here’s what the four th generation driver had to say. How excited are you about 2019? It’s huge, obviously. This is an opportunity every driver dreams of – getting to run in the best of the best equipment out there. To be involved with a team that, No. 1, is so good, and, No. 2, is coming off such a successful season last year with Christopher Bell, is really, really exciting and a dream come true.

Do you feel like this is the big break you’ve been waiting for? Yeah, for sure. It’s put up or shut up time. This whole time you’ve been wanting to get in good equipment to go prove that you can drive and run up front and be successful in the sport, and now I’m being given that opportunity. What would you consider a successful season? Go win all nine. That would be a successful season. The thing is; the equipment’s there. But it is racing and at the end of the day, everything’s got to go your way. I think the biggest thing is going to be me just trying to do my part as the driver, because they’ve got quite the stacked crew at Gibbs to make sure the rest is all taken care of. What’s your relationship like with Xtreme Concepts? It all started this past year. Landon Ash, the owner of Xtreme Concepts, is a big-hearted guy and a guy that I now consider a really close friend who just really wanted to see me get an opportunity to be in successful equipment and get a chance at this deal. That said a lot to me about the kind of person he is, and he’s also done so much in our military community. Their company trains a lot of military dogs, police dogs, TSA dogs and bomb-detection dogs. auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 3 4


Spotlight They do a lot there and also on the training side with special ops guys. Landon is a huge supporter of our military and our country, and that’s something I’m really big on, too, so we jell together pretty good and we like to have fun on the side and just enjoy our time. It’s been a great partnership, and they’re giving me a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I will be forever thankful for. How do you spend your downtime? When I’m not racing, you tend to find me out

Landon Ash, CEO of Xtreme Concepts

What were your first impressions of Jeffrey? Jeffrey is as genuine as it gets. The person you see on TV and on social media is the same guy that you would see if you were hanging out with him at his house or in the duck blind. He loves a day with his dog in the boat or in the field just as much as he is invested in his work and his fans that come with it. After seeing his devotion to the veteran community and the gold star families, the

in the woods somewhere doing something outdoors. I grew up as a big outdoorsman, and I try to hunt as much as I can. I get enjoyment out of knowing I’m eating something that I went out and harvested myself instead of something you bought in the grocery store that you’re not really sure where it came from. I spend a lot of time outdoors, whether I’m hunting, riding four-wheelers, hanging out with buddies, whatever it may be.

impression that he made stuck with me. What are some ways Jeffrey can build the Xtreme Concepts brand and help you reach a larger audience? Jeffrey is a fourthgeneration Earnhardt and the pedigree that comes with that name holds a lot of weight with the sport and the fans. We want to highlight our foundation – First Foundation – that gives back and supports our military and first responders, those on scene first, foreign or domestic. It is striking that those

groups of people that put themselves in harm’s way to protect American values and freedom are not getting the proper support. They are not appreciated enough for what they do, and their heroic actions are taken for granted, and that in itself is a national tragedy. What do you hope Jeffrey accomplishes this season? I expect big things in 2019. The sport will be celebrating another Earnhardt in Victory Lane. I expect for Jeffrey to be able to show the world what he is capable of and be competitive week in and week out.

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 3 6


spotlight Dr. Jason Cormier spoke to NASCAR teams about safety and prevention at Daytona International Speedway.

MSG: Making Racing Safer By Dan Guttenplan

A

cknowledged as one of the country’s leading neurosurgeons, Dr. Jason Cormier has helped MSG provide a comprehensive, grassroots marketing campaign focused on preventative health care education and wellness training. With an emphasis to educate and engage race fans in their growing role as health care consumers, the objective is to influence behavioral changes, to provide racing’s brand-loyal audience with the medical knowledge to make informed, preventative decisions that directly affect the wellness of their families. As NASCAR unveils a new aero package in 2019, Cormier continues his focus on

concussion prevention and education. He maintains that preventing concussions among race car drivers actually starts several days before the race. “One of our biggest focuses for drivers is hydrating their bodies pre-race,” Cormier said. “It’s most important to cut back on processed foods, increase hydration for three or four days prior to the race, increase carbs, and decrease proteins and fibers on race day. They don’t hold up as well as carbs on race day.” Cormier also recommends that drivers familiarize themselves with the concussion protocol at each track. Sometimes, a driver can feel disoriented or confused after a wreck if he or she is unfamiliar with the track’s layout.

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 3 8


spotlight

Introducing the Q-Collar One piece of technology that has Dr. Jason Cormier excited is Q30 Innovations’ Q-Collar. Q-Collar’s technology has been approved for sale in Canada where it is being marketed as the Bauer Neuroshield. This promising research into concussion prevention is inspired by human yawns, woodpecker tongues and mountaindwelling rams. The manifestation of this work is the novel Q-Collar, a device worn around the neck that works by enhancing the brain’s own physiology by lightly compressing the jugular vein to increase blood volume in the skull.

“Understand the protocol,” Cormier said. “The scariest part for the driver is not knowing what’s next. Don’t panic, settle down. Learn the system before you get in the car.” Many people who suffer concussions put their trust in doctors who are unfamiliar with diagnosing and treating concussions. Cormier suggests that anyone who is diagnosed with a concussion seek out a specialist. “General practitioners might not be certified in how to look at concussions,” Cormier said. “You need a practitioner who knows how to treat it.” Once a doctor diagnoses a driver with a concussion, the athlete must cross a number of milestones before returning to competition. For example, the protocol might include resting, then a ride on a stationary bike, then a run on a treadmill, then a run on land for 20-30 minutes, then a 50- to 60-minute workout with more intense exercises, then weights added to the exercise, and

then, following clearance by a certified specialist, a return to competition. “The biggest issue we have now is overly diagnosed concussions,” Cormier said. “A headache is a common symptom of a concussion, but we can’t forget that people have anxiety attacks, dehydration, migraines and tension headaches due to stress when they haven’t had a concussion. “When you get a concussion, once the injury has ended and you’re symptom-free, you are no more at risk of suffering another concussion. But if you return to action before you’re clear of concussion injury and the associated symptoms, you can absolutely get more concussions. We’re trying to teach people how to track the actual injuries – not the symptoms.”

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 4 0


Official Partner of

Richmond Raceway and the Chaos Corner

Proud Sponsor of

Ryan Sieg #39 of Ryan Sieg Racing Xfinity Series

Now available at

these fine retail partners

T

he Original Larry’s Hard Lemonade® dubbed “Larry’s Lemonade” was first concocted in the backyard of none other than the man himself “Larry”. This local favorite began gaining ground throughout the markets of Hampton Roads, Virginia all the way to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. After much success, excitement, and incredible growth Larry was hit with the terrible news that he had cancer. With family, friends, and his Lemon Crew beside him Larry reminded them of their company motto “When Life Handed Us Lemons, We Turned Them into Beer”. Larry took on cancer with his unrelenting “Thumbs Up” attitude and determination and beat cancer reminding us to never quit! So, whether you’re in a peak or valley of life Larry would like to remind you that “When Life Hands You Lemons, Let Larry Make The Beer.” Look for The Original Larry’s Hard Lemonade® in a store near you and check us out at www.THELARRYSLEMONADE.com

Come say hi to Larry, Vic, Senior and the rest of the lemons at the Richmond Raceway Chaos Corner Powered by The Original Larry’s Hard Lemonade®

www.thelarryslemonade.com

WHEN LIFE HANDED US LEMONS, WE TURNED THEM INTO BEER!


Nascar Defined: Auto club speedway

SEE AND BE SEEN. Lincoln Electric® 4C® Lens Technology lets you see the puddle like never before. The proprietary liquid crystal display (LCD) has a perfect optical rating and alters the visible color spectrum of the lens. This provides the user an unparalleled view of the arc, puddle and base material while reducing eye strain.

STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD With more than 25 different helmet designs to choose from.

FLASHBACK TO 2004. Jeff Gordon won in his home state at Auto Club Speedway in 2004.

AR18-03 ©2018 Lincoln Electric Global, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

_NASCAR Pole Position_(4C_1/3pgV).indd 1

7/19/18 1:25 PM

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 4 2


START UP YOUR YEAR WITH PORTABLE POWER.

PORTABLE GENERATOR SERIES SIMPSON portable generators feature an easy access control panel, a powerful SIMPSON engine and a convenient foldable handle. Our generators are perfect for providing power at residential locations, worksites recreational facilities, and more.

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

TAILGATING

BACKUP POWER

SPG5568

For a full line up of pressure washers and other outdoor power equipment, visit us online at www.simpsoncleaning.com.


Nascar Defined: Auto club speedway

FLASHBACK TO 2001. Rusty Wallace celebrated in Victory Lane at Auto Club Speedway in 2001. auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 4 4


PREMIUM QUALITY

AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS WITH...

THE

POWER

TO PROTECT No. 105 Motor Assembly Grease

• The “Original” Prelube for Installed Engine Parts. • Prevents “Dry Start” During Initial Start Up. • Trusted By Top Engine Builders For Decades.

Chain & Cable Fluid - Penetrating Oil

• A Superior, Non-Gumming Penetrating Oil. • For Chains, Cables, Tools and General Lubrication. • Loosens Rusty Nuts & Bolts. Also For Metalworking.

Spray Lube `A´ White Lithium Grease

• Sprays Like a Fluid, Congeals To A Grease. • For Locks, Latches, Hinges, Battery Terminals and More. • Creamy White Color - Correct For Classic Show Cars.

Gear Shield Extra Heavy

• Heavy-Duty, Extreme Pressure Spray Lubricant. • For Gears, Pins, Bushings and Jack Screws. • Excellent Fifth Wheel Lubricant for Trucks.

Biodegradable Penetrating Oil

• ECO-Friendly, Bio-Based, Multi-Purpose Lubricating Oil. • For Tools, Locks, Latches and General Lubrication. • Displaces Moisture and Will Deliver a “Wet Start.”

SYNXTREME HD-2 Grease

• 100% Synthetic, Calcium Sulfonate Complex Formula. • NLGI GC-LB Certified Wheel Bearing & Chassis Lube.

Visit Our Online Webstore At: www.lubriplate.com Also Available At:

Newark, NJ 07105 / Toledo, OH 43605 / 800-733-4755 LubeXpert@lubriplate.com / www.lubriplate.com

for store locations CARQUEST.com


Nascar Defined: Auto club speedway

FLASHBACK TO 1997. Jeff Gordon drove the No. 24 Dupont Chevrolet to victory at Auto Club in 1997.

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 4 6


MEET SPEED

Car. Motorcycle. RV. More. See how much you could save in 15 minutes. Now that’s fast.

geico.com | 1-800-947-AUTO | Local Office Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states, in all GEICO companies, or in all situations. Motorcycle and ATV coverages are underwritten by GEICO Indemnity Company. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. GEICO Gecko image © 1999-2018. © 2018 GEICO


Nascar Defined: Auto club speedway

FLASHBACK TO 2010. Jimmie Johnson collected one of his six wins at Auto Club in 2010.

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 4 8


GO

& Explore the Outdoors

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S INLAND EXPERIENCE The perfect location – with Greater Ontario as your base location, within an hour in any direction you can enjoy some of the best road trips Southern California has to offer. Get your kicks on Route 66, visit Big Bear Mountain resorts and alpine lakes, explore the Mojave desert, dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean or bask in the sunshine of Palm Springs —�all within 60 minutes. �

Greater Ontario — Home of the Annual Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion Classic Car Show Held in September - 2 Days of Cruisin’! 6 TH A N N UA L

800.455.5755

GOcvb.org

Route66CruisinReunion.com


Nascar Defined: Auto club speedway

FLASHBACK TO 2014. Kyle Busch celebrates with his teammates after winning at Auto Club in 2014.

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 5 0


Nascar Pets

Drivers and their furry friends BY Jared Turner

J

ohn Hunter Nemechek’s house could be likened to an animal farm these days. A pet lover from childhood, the now 21-year-old NASCAR Xfinity Series driver is the owner and caretaker of three rambunctious but friendly dogs: a 3-year-old Goldendoodle named Layla, a 3-year-old Charcoal Lab named Tucker and a 1-year-old Black Lab named Nyx. With his trio of furry friends to care for, Nemechek is never concerned about boredom.

“Everyone jokes around and sends me pictures with a bunch of puppies running into a house and stuff like that,” he said. “I feel like that’s what I have right now with these three. They’re definitely a handful, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.” While Nemechek is still relatively new to life with three dogs, his passion for pets is nothing new. “I’ve always had a love for animals,” said the son of longtime NASCAR Cup Series driver Joe Nemechek. “We used to own a horse farm. So I was around horses, but my passion has always been for dogs. They’re a man’s best friend. Being able to walk in the door to them, hang out with them and hug them and play with them, it’s a lot of fun.”


FAVORITE FINDS

ANTI MONKEY BUTT POWDER WITH CALAMINE

W

ork Hard? Play Hard? We’ve got you covered! You can use Original Anti Monkey Butt to protect yourself from a multitude of skin irritations like blistering feet or between skin folds for almost any activity from cycling to truck driving or attending an event on a hot and sticky day! Original Anti Monkey Butt (for men) is a rare breed because it contains calamine. We’re not monkeying around when we say it works to reduce sweat, chafing, and aids in healing. You can also find talc-free Lady Anti Monkey Butt to reduce skin friction and Baby Anti Monkey Butt to prevent and treat diaper rash. You can buy the entire lineup online at Amazon or visit your local Walmart store and other fine retailers

TAILGATER TIRE TABLE

W

hen every inch of space in your rig matters, the Original Tailgater Tire Table is a must have for when you need an extra surface for your cold drinks or hot pans off the grill. It attaches to any of your vehicle’s tires, including the spare, and comes fully assembled with all pieces secured. Weighing 12 lbs., it is easily maneuvered and can be tucked away and stored flat for your next adventure without wasting valuable space. Works regardless of flat or uneven ground, holds up to 50 lbs. and creates a sturdy, usable surface area anytime you need it and has a retractable leg for extra support. Learn more and see photos in action at TailGaterTireTable.com.

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 5 4


CEMENT • TILE • PLASTIC • VINYL • RUBBER • METAL • FIBERGLASS • OIL SPILLS

A portion of each sale of Extreme Kleaner goes to assist Veterans in need

Cleans Almost Everything!

TOUGH ON GRIME

SAFE ON THE ENVIRONMENT

Your FIRST choice to remove MUD and RUBBER from your RACECAR! Proud Partner of ARCA Driver Tommy Vigh Jr.

FOLLOW US ON

Proud Partner of NASCAR Xfinity Driver David Starr

AVAILABLE AT SELECTED RETAILER LOCATIONS

Claim your FREE sample at ExtremeKleaner.com Cleaning tips, questions, or reorder contact us at: 1-800-EES-TEAM

OFFICIAL PARTNER OF:


FAVORITE FINDS

COIR-DRY

W

orld’s fastest clean up for spills! Coir-Dry is 100-percent coconut fiber and absorbs on contact, nine times more efficiently than conventional products. Coir-Dry is quick and easy to use: Identify and isolate the spill to restrict further spreading. Apply absorbent to the perimeter of the spill to form a bond and stop spill migration. Continue to apply absorbent, working to the center until the spill is completely covered and no liquid is visible. Sweep with a stiff broom, working dry material over spill area to remove all surface liquid. Coir-Dry All-Purpose Spill Absorbent can be used on all types of spills: fuels (petrol, diesel, AV gas), mineral and vegetable lubricants, cutting fluids, cooking oils, solvents, water-based chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, mild corrosives (acids and caustics), liquid organic waste, petroleum-based products, and oil and water-based paint. coirproducts.com

Tiger Balm

W

hether you’re a world-class athlete or a weekend warrior, you can trust Tiger Balm for proven, pill-free pain relief. It’s the world’s No. 1 selling pain-relieving ointment, made from a blend of herbal ingredients, based upon annual sales of ointment sold worldwide. Visit tigerbalm.

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 5 6


“Victory Never Tasted So Good!” Find Us In Your Local Grocer’s Freezer! www.bubbafoods.com


Spotlight

SureCan: A New Way to Dispense Fuel BY Jared Turner

W

ho likes spilling gasoline when you’re simply trying to fuel up your lawnmower? Thanks to a revolutionary, highly sophisticated but easyto-use product appropriately dubbed the “SureCan,” pouring gas doesn’t have to be so frustrating anymore. In fact, the SureCan makes pouring a downright enjoyable experience. “The most important benefit that people see right off is it’s just easier to use,” said Brad Ouderkirk, the founder and CEO of SureCan,

Inc. “It takes all the pain out of it. When you are filling anything up, you can hold the can in a comfortable position, you can see what you are filling up and you’re not standing on your head.” Ouderkirk owned a cabinet shop where he built custom cabinets when he first conceived the SureCan concept about 10 years ago. “There was an awful lot of wood in that first prototype since that was what I had,” Ouderkirk recalled. “I put it all together and started showing my new gas can prototype to everyone who would listen, and then asked them if this was something they would buy if it was on the market. I just got a resounding, ‘Yes, if that thing was available, I would take one in a second.’” auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 5 8


T S A L O T T BUIL

We can toss it, drop it, run it over and still be able to put it to work day after day. Worth every penny!” B&B Lawn Care

DURABLE DESIGN EASY TO USE SPILL FREE NO MORE TIPPING ONE HANDED USE

NEVER SPILL AGAIN! The award winning SureCan was designed with you in mind. It provides you with the best experience you’ll ever have with a gas can!

LEARN MORE >>

SureCanUSA.com

1

YEAR WARRANTY

Questions? 801-827-0500


Spotlight After some eight years of dreaming, planning, development and testing, the SureCan was ready to hit the stores in the spring of 2015. Now, it’s being sold by all the major outdoors retailers – Lowe’s, Menards, Tractor Supply and Ace Hardware. Meanwhile, SureCan, Inc. – headquartered in Utah but with its factory in Lebanon, Tennessee – has more than tripled in size. “People have really taken to our gas can since it’s a lot safer and since the gas only

‘People Are Noticing’

In addition to being picked up by major retailers, the SureCan has received global recognition. In 2014, Ouderkirk took his new product to the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas where the SureCan won the Most Innovative New Product Award and a Retailers Choice Award. Later, the SureCan was featured on the DIY Network’s hit show, “I Want That,” and as a Top 100 Product for This Old House Magazine. The SureCan has since been selected a Silver Winner at the Edison Awards in New York City where 300

goes where it’s supposed to go,” Ouderkirk said. “It’s also greener so you’re not spilling all over the ground and getting all the emissions into the environment. And, it’s the easiest gas can to use. “The can is 100-percent made in the USA and it will always be that. We’re going to always keep it here. That’s important to us. I think we’re on our way to changing how people dispense fuel into their machines.”

judges around the world voted on new innovative products. “People are noticing that we’re different and that we’ve actually changed the way people do things from here on out,” Ouderkirk said. “Basically, our growth is attributed to our innovation. All we have to do is get in front of people and people immediately see the benefit and they’re purchasing our cans.” One of the most innovative features of the SureCan – which is available in both 2.2- and 5-gallon sizes – is its thickness. Ouderkirk recalls conducting an

informal test last summer when he intentionally left two 5-gallon cans in the back of his truck. After a week, he couldn’t smell the gasoline. “Our can is six layers thick,” Ouderkirk said. “One layer in the middle is a barrier layer that locks all the vapors in the can. One thing you’ll notice right away is that if the can is in your shed or garage, you’ll never smell gasoline, because the vapors are locked in so tight. It does its job. It locks the vapors in and keeps the emissions from escaping into the atmosphere.”

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 6 0


2019 schedule & results

monster energy nascar cup series date

track

winner

Sunday, Feb. 17

Daytona International Speedway

Denny hamlin

Sunday, Feb. 24

Atlanta Motor Speedway

Brad Keselowski

Sunday, March 3

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Joey Logano

Sunday, March 10

ISM Raceway (Avondale, Ariz.)

Sunday, March 17

Auto Club Speedway

Sunday, March 24

Martinsville Speedway

Sunday, March 31

Texas Motor Speedway

Sunday, April 7

Bristol Motor Speedway

Saturday, April 13

Richmond Raceway

Sunday, April 28

Talladega Superspeedway

Sunday, May 5

Dover International Speedway

Saturday, May 11

Kansas Speedway

Arthritis

Saturday, May 18*

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Sunday, May 26

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Sunday, June 2

Pocono Raceway

Sore Muscles

Sunday, June 9

Michigan International Speedway

Sunday, June 23

Sonoma Raceway

Sunday, June 30

Chicagoland Speedway

Saturday, July 6

Daytona International Speedway

Saturday, July 13

Kentucky Speedway

Sunday, July 21

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Sunday, July 28

Pocono Raceway

Sunday, Aug. 4

Watkins Glen International

Sunday, Aug. 11

Michigan International Speedway

Saturday, Aug. 17

Bristol Motor Speedway

Sunday, Sept. 1

Darlington Raceway

Sunday, Sept. 8

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sunday, Sept. 15

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Saturday, Sept. 21

Richmond Raceway

Sunday, Sept. 29

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Sunday, Oct. 6

Dover International Speedway

Sunday, Oct. 13

Talladega Superspeedway

Sunday, Oct. 20

Kansas Speedway

Sunday, Oct. 27

Martinsville Speedway

Sunday, Nov. 3

Texas Motor Speedway

Sunday, Nov. 10

ISM Raceway

Sunday, Nov. 17

Homestead-Miami Speedway

Dual-Action Topical Analgesic Cream Provides penetrating, quick pain relief from:

Back Pain

Available at: Walmart, Drugstores, HEB, or add to cart on Amazon

www.Theragesic.com Copyright © 2019 MainPointe Pharmaceuticals, LLC. All rights reserved. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Kyle Busch

*All-star race

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 6 2


Experience security and peace of mind with the Honda EG2800i Inverter Generator. It provides quiet power, long run times, and a 30A receptacle for easy connection to a transfer switch. And at only 67 lbs., it’s trusted, portable home backup and DIY power where you need it, when you need it—for your home, and life. Find out more at gen.honda.com.

Please read the owner’s manual before operating your Honda Power Equipment and never use in an enclosed or partially enclosed area where you could be exposed to odorless, poisonous carbon monoxide. Connection of a generator to house power requires a transfer device to avoid possible injury to power company personnel. Consult a qualified electrician. Specifications subject to change without notice. © 2019 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.


2019 schedule & results

xfinity series LastBoks a new cargo box that fits in the rear of your Truck. Its simple purpose is to keep your cargo secure, and within reach. At the same time, LastBoks protects your vehicle from spills or messy cargo.

! N O I T U L O S E L P M A SI

E L B A R U D T N E I N E V N O C E L B I S S E C C A

date

track

winner

Saturday, Feb. 16

Daytona International Speedway Michael Annett

Saturday, Feb. 23

Atlanta Motor Speedway Christopher Bell

Saturday, March 2

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Kyle Busch

Saturday, March 9

ISM Raceway (Avondale, Ariz.)

Kyle Busch

Saturday, March 16 Auto Club Speedway Saturday, March 30 Texas Motor Speedway Saturday, April 6

Bristol Motor Speedway

Friday, April 12

Richmond Raceway

Saturday, April 27

Talladega Superspeedway

Saturday, May 4

Dover International Speedway

Saturday, May 25

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Saturday, June 1

Pocono Raceway

Saturday, June 8

Michigan International Speedway

Sunday, June 16

Iowa Speedway

Saturday, June 29

Chicagoland Speedway

Friday, July 5

Daytona International Speedway

Friday, July 12

Kentucky Speedway

Saturday, July 20

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Saturday, July 27

Iowa Raceway

Saturday, Aug. 3

Watkins Glen International

Saturday, Aug. 10

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Friday, Aug. 16

Bristol Motor Speedway

Saturday, Aug. 24

Road America

Saturday, Aug. 31

Darlington Raceway

Saturday, Sept. 7

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Saturday, Sept. 14

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Friday, Sept. 20

Richmond Raceway

Saturday, Sept. 28

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Saturday, Oct. 5

Dover International Speedway

Saturday, Oct. 19

Kansas Speedway

Saturday, Nov. 2

Texas Motor Speedway

Saturday, Nov. 9

ISM Raceway

Saturday, Nov. 16

Homestead-Miami Speedway

VISIT OUR WEBSITE

LAST-BOKS.COM MADE IN USA

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 6 4


Learn more at FORNEYIND.COM •


2019 schedule & results

Gander Outdoors Truck Series date

Friday, Feb. 15 Saturday, Feb. 23 Friday, March 1 Saturday, March 23 Friday, March 29 Friday, May 3 Friday, May 10 Friday, May 17 Friday, June 7 Saturday, June 15 Saturday, June 22 Friday, June 28 Thursday, July 11 Saturday, July 27 Thursday, Aug. 1 Saturday, Aug. 10 Thursday, Aug. 15 Sunday, Aug. 25 Friday, Sept. 13 Saturday, Oct. 12 Saturday, Oct. 26 Friday, Nov. 8 Friday, Nov. 15

track

Daytona International Speedway Atlanta Motor Speedway Las Vegas Motor Speedway Martinsville Speedway Texas Motor Speedway Dover International Speedway Kansas Speedway Charlotte Motor Speedway Texas Motor Speedway Iowa Speedway Gateway Motorsports Park Chicagoland Speedway Kentucky Speedway Pocono Raceway Eldora Speedway Michigan International Speedway Bristol Motor Speedway Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Las Vegas Motor Speedway Talladega Superspeedway Martinsville Speedway ISM Raceway Homestead-Miami Speedway

winner

Austin Hill Kyle Busch Kyle Busch


2019 schedule & results

k&n pro series east

k&n pro series west

Date

Track

Winner

Date Track

2/10/19 4/6/19 5/4/19 5/4/19 6/1/19 6/15/19 7/20/19 7/26/19 8/2/19 8/15/19 8/24/19 9/21/19 10/4/19

New Smyrna Bristol South Boston South Boston Memphis Thompson New Hampshire Iowa Watkins Glen Bristol Gateway New Hampshire Dover

Derek Kraus

2/28/19 3/30/19 5/11/19 6/8/19 6/22/19 6/29/19 7/26/19 8/17/19 8/24/19 9/28/19 10/12/19 10/26/19 11/9/19

3/16/19 3/30/19 4/7/19 4/28/19 5/18/19 6/1/19 6/5/19 7/6/19 7/19/19 7/20/19 8/2/19 8/14/19 8/31/19 9/7/19 9/21/19 9/29/19 10/13/19

Myrtle Beach South Boston Thompson Stafford Wall Stadium Seekonk Thompson Riverhead New Hampshire New Hampshire Stafford Thompson Oswego Riverhead New Hampshire Stafford Thompson

Hallie Deegan

pinty’s

whelen modified Date Track

Las Vegas Irwindale Tucson Colorado Sonoma Douglas County Iowa Evergreen Gateway Meridian All American Kern County ISM

Winner

Winner

Date Track

5/19/19 6/1/19 6/29/19 7/13/19 7/24/19 7/24/19 7/27/19 8/11/19 8/17/19 8/25/19 9/7/19 9/21/19 9/28/19

Winner

Canadian Tire MP Jukasa Autodrome Chaudiere Exhibition Place Wyant Group Raceway Wyant Group Raceway Edmonton Circuit Trois-Rivieres Riverside Canadian Tire MP Autodrome St-Eustache New Hampshire Jukasa

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 6 8


WE UNDERSTAND CONSISTENCY & EFFICIENCY

With an easy-to-use interface that provides visual feedback on your weld settings, and an ergonomic design to reduce repetitive movements, the NEW POWER MIG® 260 is purpose-built for the production fabricator. Learn more at www.lincolnelectric.com/power-mig-260 AR18-32 | ©2018 Lincoln Global, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

UNDERSTANDING DRIVES SOLUTIONS


TERRY ADAMS

PROFESSIONAL BMX FLATLAND RIDER

Whether you’re a world-class athlete or a weekend warrior, you can trust Tiger Balm for proven, pill-free pain relief. It's the world's #1 selling pain relieving ointment made from a blend of herbal ingredients.* Visit us at facebook.com/TigerBalmUS or tigerbalm.com for your nearest retailer.

*Based upon annual units of ointment sold worldwide.


credits

ROAR! WEEKLY RACE MAGAZINE 11880 28TH ST. N, SUITE 101 ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33716 PHONE: (727) 209-0792 FAX: (727) 209-1776 ROAR! SITE: polepositionMAG.COM CORPORATE: AE-ENGINE.COM EMAIL: ROAR@AE-ENGINE.COM

BUSINESS DEPARTMENT

PUBLISHER: CRAIG BARONCELLI EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, SALES: DAVID WATSON VICE PRESIDENT, EXECUTIVE ACCOUNTS: DAYNE MAASDORP VICE PRESIDENT, MOTORSPORTS: CHRIS VITA SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES: JOHN ENGLE, PETER GILCHRIEST, JOHN GALLUP, justin hand, Mark Morales Office manager: Dennis Fasone

EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT

ART DIRECTOR: JASON TEDESCHI GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Joe Rabuck DIRECTOR, DIGITAL: NICOLE COOPER DIRECTOR, DIGITAL content: Josh Mull MANAGING EDITOR: DAN GUTTENPLAN CONTRIBUTORS: JARED TURNER, BEN WHITE, JOSEPH WOLKIN A.E. ENGINE SPECIFIES THAT POSTPUBLISHING CHANGES MAY OCCUR TO ANY INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PUBLICATION AND TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR GOODS OR SERVICES ADVERTISED.

available now: Auto Club Magazine Subscription polepositionmag.com updates & posters

SUBSCRIPTIONS: YOUR FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS CAN BE ORDERED ONLINE AT POLEPOSITIONMAG.COM. SALES INQUIRIES: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADVERTISING IN ROAR! WEEKLY RACE MAGAZINE OR WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A FIELD REPRESENTATIVE, PLEASE CONTACT DAVID WATSON AT (727) 209-0789, OR DKW@AE-ENGINE.COM.

Twitter @nppmag FACEBOOK NASCAR POLE POSITION

auto club preview: March 14, 2019

0 7 1

Profile for A.E. Engine

Roar! - Auto Club Preview  

ROAR! is NASCAR’s only twice-weekly digital magazine. ROAR! has 74 different editions starting in February and ending with the Champions Edi...

Roar! - Auto Club Preview  

ROAR! is NASCAR’s only twice-weekly digital magazine. ROAR! has 74 different editions starting in February and ending with the Champions Edi...

Profile for ae-engine