NASCAR Announces Decision Following Review Of Race At Richmond International Raceway

NASCAR Announces Decision Following Review

Of Race At Richmond International Raceway


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 13, 2013) – Following a comprehensive review of all available audio and video communications from last Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway, along with interviews with team personnel, NASCAR announced Friday the following decision:


·         Both the Front Row Motorsports and Penske Racing organizations have been placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31 for violating Section 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing).

·         A 13th car – the No. 24 – would be added to this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.


“Based on all of our findings this week, we determined both Front Row Motorsports and Penske Racing organizations would be placed on probation for the remainder of this season,” said Brian France, NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Additionally, based upon the totality of our findings, to be fair and equitable we decided that adding a 13th car to this year’s Chase is the appropriate action.


“Beginning with our decision Monday, which resulted in an unprecedented team penalty, and continuing with further examination of actions involving two other race teams, it is clear to us that attempts to manipulate the results impacted the Chase field.


“The integrity of our sport remains the cornerstone of NASCAR, and our actions this week speak to our commitment to ensure a level playing field for all competitors.”


Additionally, NASCAR will conduct a mandatory meeting with drivers, owners, crew chiefs and other team personnel tomorrow to address this issue moving forward.



Kerry Tharp

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications


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Radio communication between teams at center of latest drama

CHICAGO -- NASCAR has been alerted to another potential issue from Saturday night’s event at Richmond International Raceway, this time involving the teams of Joey Logano and David Gilliland -- but hasn’t yet seen enough evidence to hand out any penalties.


On Thursday, NASCAR issued the following statement: "NASCAR is continuing to gather all the facts from last Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Richmond International Raceway. NASCAR will have no further comment until all the facts have been examined."

The Associated Press on Wednesday reported radio communications between the No. 38 and No. 22 teams that it alleges may have helped Logano get into the
 Chase for the Sprint Cup. The Penske Racing driver passed two cars in the waning laps to earn the 10th and final playoff position based on the standings, by one point over Jeff Gordon.


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Field for 5th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational Announced

Field for 5th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational Announced

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Waterbury, VT – The 43-car field for the 5th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway has been announced. The biggest names in American Canadian Tour Late Models will be on hand for the event on Saturday, September 21.

The field will be led by twelve drivers who have won an Invitational qualifier event. A strong contingent from New Hampshire includes Wayne Helliwell, Jr. and Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Vermont drivers Brian Hoar, Jimmy Hebert, Bobby Therrien and Cody Blake claimed qualifier wins. From north of the border, Quebecer’s Jean-François Déry, Alex Labbe, Donald Theetge, Dany Trepanier have all won qualifying events. Travis Stearns of Maine and Eddie MacDonald of Massachusetts complete the 12 Invitational Qualifier winners.

The remainder of the field includes American Canadian Tour regulars Ben Lynch, Glen Luce, Kyle Welch, Ray Parent, Rowland Robinson, Jr., Luke Hinkley and Todd Davis. Completing the Canadian group are Série ACT’s Jonathan Bouvrette, as well as Ontario’s Sean Kennedy and Bryan Mercer.

Representatives from several tracks around the Northeast will also be on hand. From Thunder Road, Ricky Roberts, Emily Packard, Jamie Fisher, Matt White, and the Grandfather/Grandson combo of 70-year-old Joey Laquerre and 16-year-old Joey M. Laquerre. Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s Brandon Atkins and Josh Masterson also accepted invites.

The complete list of all 43 American Canadian Tour competitors ready to descend on the “Magic Mile” can be seen below. The 5th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is set to hit the track on Saturday, September 21. Post time 4:30pm.

5th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational Competitors

3VT Ricky Roberts/E. Barre, VT

4NY Brandon Atkins/Ausable Forks, NY

5VT #Bobby Therrien/Hinesburg, VT

6VT TJ Brackett/Buckfield, ME

7NC Ben Lynch/Huntersville, NC

7ME Glen Luce/Turner, ME

8NH Guy Caron/Lempster, NH

9ME #Emily Packard/E. Montpelier, VT

9NH Kyle Welch/Newport, NH

10MA John Falconi/Oakham, MA

11VT Josh Masterson/Bristol, VT

14ON Sean Kennedy/Dunrobin, ON

15VT Joey Laquerre/E. Montpelier, VT

16ME #Travis Stearns/Auburn, ME

17MA Eddie MacDonald/Rowley, MA

17RI Ray Parent/Tiverton, RI

18VT Jamie Fisher/Shelburne, VT

19QC Dany Trepanier/St-Edouard, QC

20NH Taylor Martin/Windham, NH

20MA John Lowinski-Loh/Milford, MA

21QC Jean-Francois Dery/Quebec, QC

23ME Dave Farrington, Jr./Jay ME
27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr./Dover, NH

28ME Rowland Robinson Jr./Steuben, ME

29NH Aaron Fellows/Croydon, NH

31NH Luke Hinkley/Claremont, NH

34NH Todd Davis/Claremont, NH

37VT Brian Hoar/Williston, VT

41QC Jonathan Bouvrette/Blainville, QC

41VT Jamie Aube/Bow, NH

42VT Matt White/Northfield, VT

48QC Alex Labbe/St-Albert, QC

49NH Matt Anderson/Franklin, NH

51VT Joey M. Laquerre/E. Montpelier, VT

58VT Jimmy Hebert/Williamstown, VT

77MA Jimmy Linardy/Somerville, MA

78NH Quinny Welch/Lancaster, NH

80QC Donald Theetge/Boischatel, QC

81ON Bryan Mercer/Port Hope, ON

94ME Shawn Martin/Turner, ME

97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr./Hudson, NH

99VT Cody Blake/Barre, VT

07MA Tom Carey Jr./New Salem, MA



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