World Series Of Asphalt Stock Car Racing To Stream Online

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World Series Of Asphalt Stock Car Racing To Stream Online

NASCAR, FansChoice.tv and Speed51 Partner To Broadcast New Smyrna


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 2, 2015) – New Smyrna Speedway has long been on the "must see" list for short-track race aficionados. 


This year, a unique partnership between NASCAR, FansChoice.tv and Speed51.com will allow fans across the globe – and in the stands at the venerable .48-mile high-banked oval – to witness the action as never before.


In a special presentation format, FansChoice.tv powered by Speed51.com will broadcast eight nights of racing from the 49th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna (hashtag: #NewSmyrnaWS) from Feb. 13-21. The race action is highlighted by the track's NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Div. I Super Late Models and will include a mix of live and same-day coverage.


"Racing in the Daytona Beach area, culminating with the DAYTONA 500, is a perfect kick off to the entire NASCAR season, and the opportunity to be able to bring fans everywhere the racing action from New Smyrna is a fantastic way to showcase the full breadth of NASCAR racing," said George Silbermann, vice president of NASCAR regional and touring series. "Between Speedweeks at 'The World Center of Racing' and all the short-track action at New Smyrna, race fans will have the ability to watch over 110 hours of NASCAR racing – whether they're sitting in the grandstands following along on their smart phones and tablets, or half a world away."


Tickets are available for the entire week at NewSmyrnaSpeedway.org.


The live stream will feature a fully-produced race program by Speed51.com, including all the racing action, pit road reports and pre- and post-race interviews. The stream will feature six cameras. Veteran broadcaster Bob Dillner and Matt Kentfield will lead the Speed51.com team, which will also provide full-day live updates on NASCARHomeTracks.comthrough the Race Central Live powered by Speed51.


"Speed51.com and New Smyrna have had a fantastic relationship over nearly two decades, and we are pleased to be able to partner with NASCAR and FansChoice.tv to provide unprecedented coverage of one of short-track racing's premier events," said Dillner. "The World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing is a tremendous showcase for race teams and fans alike."


The stream will be simulcast on NASCARHomeTracks.com and FansChoice.tv. NASCARHomeTracks.com is the official home for the NASCAR touring and weekly series. FansChoice.tv is entering its second year of providing a wide-range of online streaming of racing action including NASCAR, AMA Pro and IMSA Sports Cars.


The coverage will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET, on Friday, Feb. 13 with a full slate of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action. Live race coverage will be streamed on Monday, Feb. 16-Wednesday, Feb. 18, as well as the final night of racing, Saturday, Feb. 21. The finale will be highlighted by the Super Late Model 100.


On three other nights – Saturday, Feb. 14Thursday, Feb. 19; and Friday, Feb. 20 – the stream will begin immediately following the conclusion of television coverage of the NASCAR racing at Daytona International Speedway. In addition, all of each night's races will be available as 'video on demand' at 8 a.m.the following morning.



Jason Christley

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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NASCAR Makes Two Key Competition Personnel Announcements

NASCAR Makes Two Key Competition Personnel Announcements

Little Named to Inspection/Officiating Post; Sawyer to Lead Truck Series


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 2, 2015) – NASCAR today announced two leadership changes in its Competition department, including the selection of Chad Little to the new role of Managing Director, Technical Inspection/Officiating and Elton Sawyer to Managing Director, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Both assume their new responsibilities immediately.


"NASCAR recently has made significant investments in both the technical inspection and officiating areas of our sport," said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. "Those areas have become flagship examples of innovation, keeping NASCAR as a premier sport. Chad is an ideal candidate to provide oversight and lead us to further evolve in those critical areas.


"Similarly, we're fortunate to have a professional in Elton, who has substantial experience across the racing industry, to direct the popular NASCAR Camping World Truck Series."


In the new role, Little will provide high-level oversight in all areas of technical inspection and officiating for the Competition department, bringing to bear NASCAR's Research & Development. The updated officiating model includes the introduction of NASCAR's new Pit Road Technology, which debuts during Speedweeks in Daytona later this month.


Little, who has spent more than 10 years at NASCAR, most recently served as Series Director in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the Weekly/Touring Series. A former driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Little brings a strong background in key areas of competition to this new role.


Sawyer joins NASCAR after serving as Director of Team Operations for Action Express Racing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship governed by IMSA. Prior to that role, he held competition roles at Red Bull Racing and Evernham Motorsports. Sawyer also spent part of his career driving in NASCAR's national series.


"We're pleased with the development of our competition team," O'Donnell said. "Chad and Elton will join the collaborative model already in place at the R&D Center. They will work very closely with Gene Stefanyshyn and Robin Pemberton and the rest of our series directors to help NASCAR capitalize upon its strong momentum heading into the 2015 season."



The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit http://www.NASCAR.com and follow NASCAR at www.Facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.



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NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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Champions Honored at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Banquet

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DBS_JohnBrunoAward: (L-R) Devil's Bowl Speedway owners Mike Bruno and Alayne Bruno; Barbara Quenneville and Vince Quenneville, Jr., winners of the 2014 John Bruno Award; Leon Gonyo, winner of the 2013 John Bruno Award; Helen Alexander, daughter of John Bruno.
DBS_Quenneville: Vince Quenneville, Jr. and his mother, Barbara Quenneville, were honored with the John Bruno Award.  Their family has had a constant presence at Devil's Bowl Speedway and other area race tracks for more than 50 years.
Champions Honored at Devil's Bowl Speedway Banquet

Stone, Pierson feted as Modified champs; Quenneville family receives John Bruno Award


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RUTLAND, VT – More than 300 guests celebrated the 2014 stock car racing season on Saturday, January 31, as Devil's Bowl Speedway hosted the annual Banquet of Champions at the Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington in Rutland, VT.  Top drivers and special award winners were honored for their achievements including Modified champions Todd Stone and Adam Pierson, and John Bruno Award co-winners Barbara Quenneville and Vince Quenneville, Jr.

Stone was recognized for his second straight Bond Auto Parts Modified division title in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.  The Middlebury, VT racer led the list of champions for the half-mile asphalt oval at Devil's Bowl, and was joined on stage during the evening by Late Model champion Jamie Fisher, Renegade title winner Robert Gordon, and Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock champion Chuck Bradford.

Pierson topped the title winners in the three-race "Battle at the Bowl" series on The Dirt Track at Devil's Bowl.  The East Corinth, VT native copped his crown in the Sportsman Modified division, while Bill Duprey took Renegade honors and Rob Gioia won the Mini Stock championship.  Jessey Mueller of Olmstedville, NY was officially recognized as the champion of the eight-race Northern Modified Challenge Series, and Eric Messier took home hardware for his second consecutive Enduro Series title.

The John Bruno Award, Devil's Bowl Speedway's highest annual honor, was given to Barbara Quenneville and Vince Quenneville, Jr., to recognize significant lifetime contributions to motorsports.  Mrs. Quenneville's presence at local speedways extends more than 50 years; her late husband, Vince Quenneville, Sr., was a very popular and successful driver for three decades, and their son Vince Jr. has been a winner and champion for nearly 30 years.

The annual Award of Excellence was presented to long time racing supporters Ed and Ron Fabian, whose Fabian Earthmoving company was instrumental in the construction of the new 1/3-mile infield dirt track at Devil's Bowl.  Chief starter Bobby Bigelow was recognized for 25 years of service to the racing community with the annual Dedication Award.  Winners of all three special annual awards received standing ovations from the more than 300 in attendance.

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Rookie of the Year awards were given to Modified racer Billy Lussier and Dan St. Hilaire in the Late Models, while Scott and Andrew FitzGerald became the first father-son team to sweep freshman crowns in the same year, taking Renegade and Mini Stock honors, respectively.

Winners of the Sportsmanship and Most Improved Driver awards – voted on by competitors – were also announced in each division.  Sportsmanship Award winners were Vince Quenneville, Jr. (Modified), Bucko Branham (Late Model), Scott FitzGerald (Renegade), and Jake Noble (Mini Stock), while Most Improved Driver Award winners were Jamie LaFountain (Modified), Emily Packard (Late Model), Stephen Donahue (Renegade), and Harold LaVair (Mini Stock).

Contingency sponsor awards and certificates were also presented to many competitors on behalf of Bond Auto Parts, Central Vermont Motorcycles, Sunoco Race Fuels and New England Racing Fuel, Shiley Fabrication, Five Star RaceCar Bodies, and the New York State Stock Association.

Devil's Bowl Speedway's 49th season of stock car racing opens with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series on the asphalt half-mile oval on Saturday, May 9.  Racing on The Dirt Track at Devil's Bowl opens on Sunday, June 7.

Devil's Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, VT, four miles north of Exit 2 on U.S. Route 4.  For more information, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com or call (802) 265-3112.  Devil's Bowl Speedway is on Facebook atfacebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl hashtag.





Asphalt 1/2-Mile – NASCAR Whelen All-American Series

Track Champions:

Bond Auto Parts Modified – Todd Stone, Middlebury, VT

Late Model – Jamie Fisher, Shelburne, VT

Renegade – Robert Gordon, Milton, VT

Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock – Chuck Bradford, Addison, VT


Rookies of the Year:

Bond Auto Parts Modified – Billy Lussier, Fair Haven, VT

Late Model – Dan St. Hilaire, Shelburne, VT

Renegade – Scott FitzGerald, West Rutland, VT

Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock – Andrew FitzGerald, West Rutland, VT


Sportsmanship Award:

Bond Auto Parts Modified – Vince Quenneville, Jr., Brandon, VT

Late Model – Bucko Branham, Plattsburgh, NY

Renegade – Scott FitzGerald, West Rutland, VT

Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock – Jake Noble, Benson, VT


Most Improved Driver:

Bond Auto Parts Modified – Jamie LaFountain, Keeseville, NY

Late Model – Emily Packard, East Montpelier, VT

Renegade – Stephen Donahue, Graniteville, VT

Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock – Harold LaVair, Jr., Gabriels, NY


Special Awards:

John Bruno Award – Barbara Quenneville & Vince Quenneville, Jr.

Award of Excellence – Ed Fabian & Ron Fabian

Dedication Award – Bobby Bigelow




Dirt 1/3-Mile – Battle at the Bowl Series

Track Champions:

Sportsman Modified – Adam Pierson, East Corinth, VT

Renegade – Bill Duprey, Hydeville, VT

Mini Stock – Rob Gioia, East Thetford, VT




Northern Modified Challenge Series


Jessey Mueller, Olmstedville, NY




Enduro Series


Eric Messier, Hinesburg, VT



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