Eligible Drivers and Format Announced for 2016 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona


Eligible Drivers and Format Announced for 2016 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona

Event Marks First NASCAR Race in New Daytona International Speedway Stadium


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 11, 2016) – NASCAR announced today the 25 eligible drivers and the format for the season-opening 75-lap Sprint Unlimited at the new Daytona International Speedway motorsports stadium on Saturday, Feb. 13.


The event, which will be broadcast live on FOX, Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, marks the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race following the completion of DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch redevelopment project that has transformed Daytona International Speedway into the first motorsports stadium in the world.


"We're ready to go," said NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O'Donnell. "The anticipation for this season, this event and this venue is unprecedented. We are excited how the new stadium will provide a state-of-the-art showcase for the brightest stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series."


Once again, the non-points event will be split into two segments with a competition caution at lap 25 separating the segments. A popular element introduced before the 2015 event returns this year: select fans will be paired with each crew chief for a random drawing to determine starting and pit road positions. The drawings will take place on Friday, Feb. 12 at the Alert Today Florida Stage inside the Sprint FANZONE beginning at 3:30 p.m.


The 25 eligible NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers include the 2015 Coors Light Pole Award winners, former Sprint Unlimited race winners and former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full time in 2015. All 16 drivers from the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup are also eligible for the race, and any remaining open positions are filled based on 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship driver points. 


Eligible drivers are:


2015 Coors Light Pole Awards winners

·         AJ Allmendinger, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano 


Former Sprint Unlimited Race Winners

·         Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart


Former DAYTONA 500 Coors Light Pole Award winners

·         Greg Biffle, Austin Dillon, David Gilliland, Danica Patrick, Martin Truex Jr.



2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers:

·         Clint Bowyer, Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard, Ryan Newman


2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship driver points:

·         Aric Almirola, Kyle Larson.


If an eligible driver does not enter the race, the open position will be filled based on 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship driver points. The first five provisional drivers are Casey Mears, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Sam Hornish Jr., David Ragan and Trevor Bayne.


Tickets for the Sprint Unlimited are available online atDaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can follow @NASCAR and @MissSprintCup on Twitter to engage in the #SprintUnlimited conversation.



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 IMSA WeatherTech 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 andhttp://www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR atwww.Facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.


About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 58.6 million connections as of Sept. 30, 2015, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint atwww.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint andwww.twitter.com/sprint.



Tom Bryant

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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ACT to Attend Oxford 250 Weekend

ACT to Attend Oxford 250 Weekend


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             ACT011116-04


Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officially announced today that the two series have added a fourth doubleheader event to the 2016 schedule. The ACT Late Model Tour will now make a second visit to Maine's Oxford Plains Speedway as part of Oxford 250 Weekend on August 26-28.


The Oxford Plains 100 for the ACT Late Model Tour will be held on Saturday, August 27, the night before the 43rd Oxford 250. The winner of the event will also receive a guaranteed provisional starting spot in the following day's Oxford 250 for the PASS Super Late Models should they attempt to qualify. The event will count for points towards the $10,000-to-win 2016 ACT Championship and headlines a Saturday program which also includes the Valenti Modified Racing Series, PASS Modifieds, and Northeast Classic Lites.


"We're really excited that ACT will come back to Oxford for a second event in 2016 – especially the night before the Oxford 250," PASS President Tom Mayberry said. "Adding a guaranteed starting spot for the 250 should add a lot of excitement to the event. We think that adding ACT to the program, especially in conjunction with the other series we have, will bring a lot of momentum back to the Oxford 250."


The schedule addition comes on the heels of a date change for another ACT/PASS twin bill. The "Showdown in the Mountains" at N. Woodstock, NH's White Mountain Motorsports Park, which will feature 150-lap events for both the ACT Late Models and PASS North Super Late Models, has been moved to Saturday, July 23 from its original August 20 date.


The 13-race 2016 ACT Late Model Tour schedule opens with the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway onSunday, April 10 and concludes at Connecticut's Thompson Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 15. In between, the Tour will visit 11 different tracks throughout the Northeastern United States. ACT/PASS doubleheaders will also be held at Oxford on Sunday, April 17 and at Scarborough, ME's Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on September 17-18 as part of New England 500 Weekend.


For more information contact the ACT offices at 802-244-6963 or media@acttour.com, the PASS offices at 207-693-6497 orpassracing@roadrunner.com, or visit www.acttour.com or www.proallstarsseries.com.


2016 ACT Late Model Tour Schedule

#              DATE                     DAY         TRACK                                                     LOCATION               EVENT

1              Apr 9-10               Sat-Sun   Lee USA Speedway                             Lee, NH                   NH Governor's Cup 150

2              Apr 17                  Sun          Oxford Plains Speedway                     Oxford, ME              Oxford 100/PASS

3              Apr 30-May 1      Sat-Sun   Thunder Road                                       Barre, VT                 Merchants Bank 150              

4              May 14                 Sat           Airborne Park Speedway                     Plattsburgh, NY       Spring Green 116

5              May 21                 Sat           New London-Waterford Speedbowl  Waterford, CT         NLW Tripleheader 100

6              Jun 04                 Sat           Devil's Bowl Speedway                       Fair Haven, VT        Devil's Bowl 100

7              Jun 18                 Sat           Speedway 51                                        Groveton, NH          Lil Joey Generation Next 151

8              Jul 16                  Sat           Seekonk Speedway                             Seekonk, MA           Seekonk Tripleheader 150

9              Jul 23                  Sat           White Mountain Motorsports Park    N. Woodstock, NH  WMMP 150/PASS

10            Aug 06                Sat           Beech Ridge Motor Speedway          Scarborough, ME   Coastal 100            

11            Aug 27                Sat           Oxford Plains Speedway                    Oxford, ME                Oxford Plains 100

12            Sep 17-18         Sat-Sun   Beech Ridge Motor Speedway          Scarborough, ME    Fall Foliage 200/PASS

***          Sep 24                 Sat           New Hampshire Motor Speedway    Loudon, NH             Bond Auto ACT Invitational

***          Oct 1-2                Sat-Sun   Thunder Road Speedbowl                 Barre, VT                 NSB Vermont Milk Bowl

13            Oct 15                Sat           Thompson Speedway                        Thompson, CT        World Series Tripleheader 75               

*** Non point-counting event


Schedule Subject to Change



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NASCAR Announces 2016 K&N Pro Series Schedules

For Immediate Release


NASCAR Announces 2016 K&N Pro Series Schedules

·         East Returns To Stafford, Adds Dominion, Mobile & New Jersey

·         Utah Doubleheader, Addition Of Orange Show Headline West


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2015) – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series has become the preeminent development proving ground for the sport's future stars.


The 27 races on the 2016 schedule – from New England to Southern California, and from Washington to Florida – provides a comprehensive slate of venues and events designed to test drivers and showcase the best and brightest for NASCAR fans.


The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West schedules, announced today, comprise of 14 points races for each championship. It is highlighted by the annual meeting in the Heartland for the combination race at Iowa Speedway on July 29.


Both calendars include some of the best short tracks in the United States, as well as several companion events with NASCAR's three national series, and three road-course races in each series.


In addition to returns to iconic staples of the East and West, both schedules feature some exciting new events for 2016: New Jersey Motorsports Park, Alabama's Mobile International Speedway and Virginia's Dominion Raceway in the East, and West's first trip to California's Orange Show Speedway in more than 30 years.


The West slate also features the return of Douglas County Speedway in Oregon, as well as the first doubleheader weekend in series' modern history with a pair of September races at Utah Motorsports Campus, formerly Miller Motorsports Park. The East celebrates the return to Connecticut's historic Stafford Motor Speedway for the first time since 2008.


The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will race at 13 different tracks in 12 states. Highlights of the 2016 schedule include:


  • The championship season will kick off once again at Florida's high-banked New Smyrna Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 14, and the champion will be crowned at The Monster Mile, Dover International Speedway, on Friday, Sept. 30.
  • The series will be the centerpiece of the inaugural season of the brand-new Dominion Raceway, a .4-mile oval 25 minutes south of Fredericksburg, Virginia with a trip on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30).
  • New Jersey will join New York's Watkins Glen International and VIRginia International Raceway to give the schedule a trio of road-course venues.
  • Stafford was a staple of the series' early years as the NASCAR Busch North Series with 29 races in 22 years, and will be the second trip to New England for the series along with New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • The series will again race at two of NASCAR's most venerable tracks with a pair of trips to South Carolina's Greenville Pickens Speedway, and the July 2event at Ohio's Columbus Motor Speedway.


Highlights of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, which will race at 13 different tracks across eight states, include:


  • The 2016 run will begin and end in California. The campaign will get underway in Southern California with a Saturday, March 19 race at Irwindale Speedway, just north of Los Angeles. And in a race that promises an electric atmosphere and fireworks before a traditionally sold-out crowd, the West will decide its champion on Saturday, Oct. 15, at All American Speedway, near Sacramento.
  • In an unprecedented race weekend, the series will compete in two full championship races on Sept. 10-11 at Utah Motorsports Campus, the state-of-the-art road course 30 minutes southwest of Salt Lake City. The series ran at the track from 2007-2014 before it was closed temporarily last year. It is the first time the series will run back-to-back days since 1979, and first time since the series' modern era began in 1971 that the two races in two days will be run at the same track.
  • After successful inaugural events in 2015, Arizona's Tucson Speedway and Idaho's Meridian Speedway are again on the schedule and join series' staples Kern County Raceway Park in California, Colorado National Speedway and Washington's Evergreen Speedway.
  • In addition to Utah's two races, California's Sonoma Raceway will be the third road course event as it hosts its 38th West race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend in June.
  • Orange Show Speedway, the quarter-mile oval in San Bernardino, California, has been in continuous operation since 1947. It held eight West races between 1968 and '78.


In addition to Iowa, Watkins Glen, New Hampshire and Dover, companion events for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series feature East stops at Bristol Motor Speedway, as well as the annual West race at Sonoma. The 27 races that make up the NASCAR K&N Pro East and West calendar will be contested on 26 different weekends.


NASCAR K&N Pro Series television broadcast schedules on NBCSN will be announced at a later date.



Jason Christley

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications








New Smyrna Speedway

New Smyrna, Fla.


Mobile International Speedway

Mobile, Ala.


Greenville Pickens Speedway

Greenville, S.C.


Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol, Tenn.


VIRginia International Raceway

Alton, Va.


Dominion Raceway

Woodford, Va.


Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford, Conn.


Columbus Motor Speedway

Columbus, Ohio


New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, N.H.


Iowa Speedway

Newton, Iowa


Watkins Glen International

Watkins Glen, N.Y.


Greenville Pickens Speedway

Greenville, S.C.


New Jersey Motorsports Park

Millville, N.J.


Dover International Speedway

Dover, Del.







Irwindale Speedway

Irwindale, Calif.


Kern County Raceway Park

Bakersfield, Calif.


Tucson Speedway

Tucson, Ariz.


Orange Show Speedway

San Bernardino, Calif.


Colorado National Speedway

Dacono, Colo.


Sonoma Raceway

Sonoma, Calif.


Stateline Speedway

Post Falls, Idaho


Iowa Speedway

Newton, Iowa


Evergreen Speedway

Monroe, Wash.


Douglas County Speedway

Roseburg, Ore.


Utah Motorsports Campus

Toelle, Utah


Utah Motorsports Campus

Toelle, Utah


Meridian Speedway

Meridian, Idaho


All American Speedway

Roseville, Calif.


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Dominion Raceway Joins NASCAR For Inaugural Season

For Immediate Release


Dominion Raceway Joins NASCAR For Inaugural Season

·         Virginia Facility Will Host K&N Pro East On Memorial Day

·         Track Joins Whelen All-American Series


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2015) – A new era in Virginia racing will take the green flag on Saturday, April 9 – and it will do so under the NASCAR banner.


NASCAR and Dominion Raceway and Entertainment announced today the .4-mile asphalt track will be part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series beginning with its inaugural season in 2016. The brand new facility is located in Spotsylvania Country, Virginia, just 10 minutes south of Fredericksburg and 30 minutes north of Richmond.


"We can't begin to describe how excited we are about the affiliation with NASCAR as we get ready to go racing at Dominion Raceway," said track owner Steve Britt. "When we set out to build this facility, our goal was to put together a state-of-the-art short track for competitors and fans alike. To be part of the NASCAR program is a tremendous opportunity to raise the track's profile even greater."


In addition to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Dominion will host the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East on Monday, May 30 as the highlight to its first ComServe Memorial Day Classic.


"We are pleased to welcome Dominion Raceway to NASCAR," said Kevin Nevalainen, NASCAR director of weekly racing operations. "We've known Steve for a number of years and the level of excellence he and his team bring to short-track racing. They have built a remarkable complex here and we look forward to their first season of NASCAR racing."


Britt previously was principal track owner of Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Virginia, from 2003 until the track closed in 2012. Britt then worked to have the new race track built, with its easy access to I-95 and within a short drive from Washington D.C. to help it become a crown jewel track in the Mid-Atlantic region.


That dream will become a reality this year.


Dominion is a multi-purpose race and entertainment facility which will host racing on four different tracks. In addition, Britt said the complex will offer drive-in movies, live music, car shows, events, festivals and more.  


The 2016 NASCAR schedule kicks off on Saturday night, April 9. The 21-race schedule will be headlined by the Late Model division as the track's Division I as part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. In addition, the track will feature Signature Home Settlements Modified (Division II), Honeybaked Ham Dominion Stock (Division III), U-Car (Division IV) and Mini Modified (Division V) as well as INEX Legends and Bandleros.


The track will host the NASCAR K&N Pro Series in May, and will have two more signature events: The Radley Chevrolet Duels on June 25 and Aug. 13, and a late model all-star shootout on Sept. 24, dubbed "The Big One."


For more information go to dominionraceway.com or follow them on Facebook.


Established in 1982, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series is NASCAR's national championship program for weekly short track auto racing with paved and dirt tracks throughout the United States and Canada.


Connecticut-based Whelen Engineering is the series' title sponsor. Whelen Engineering is a leading manufacturer of automotive, aviation, industrial and emergency vehicle lighting. NASCAR tracks and pace cars across North American are among many showcases for Whelen products.



Jason Christley

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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All Star Circuit of Champions Welcomes Arctic Cat(R) as Title Sponsor in 2016

All Star Circuit of Champions Welcomes Arctic Cat® as Title Sponsor in 2016


INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 11, 2016) – Arctic Cat, a world leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles and side-by-sides, will be the title sponsor of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series in 2016. The All Star Circuit of Champions is one of the oldest traveling sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing.


Arctic Cat's involvement in the series will play a significant role on and off the racetrack, increasing awareness of the All Star Circuit of Champions, owned by NASCAR premier series champion Tony Stewart. The newly named Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make its 2016 debut Feb. 5 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.


"All of us at Arctic Cat are thrilled to be the title sponsor of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2016," said Greg Williamson, chief marketing officer, Arctic Cat. "Tony Stewart has long been a member of the Arctic Cat family and the association on the grassroots level is a great fit for our brand. Expect to see many of our products on display at a large number of All Star events in 2016."


The Wildcat, Arctic Cat's high-performance, high-powered side-by-side, will be showcased at numerous All Star events. Riders will participate in Wildcat exhibitions, racing head-to-head on the same racing surface as the All Star Circuit of Champions. Arctic Cat representatives will be in attendance regularly over the course of the season, displaying current and new models, as well as conducting ride-and-drive events for race fans.


"We cannot thank Arctic Cat, Greg Williamson, Mark Miller and their entire team enough for their support of the All Stars," Stewart said. "We look forward to growing theArctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and promoting the Arctic Cat brand throughout the year. I might even participate in a few ride-and-drive events with the fans."


In addition, Arctic Cat will award all-terrain vehicles to the top-three drivers in the final 2016 All Star Circuit of Champions standings. The 2016 All Star champion will receive a 150cc Alterra ATV, with second and third place each receiving a 90cc Alterra ATV. A random drawing will be conducted during the championship banquet, awarding another 90cc Alterra ATV to a full-time All Star competitor. Arctic Cat will also provide products to be used by All Star officials and technicians on race day, including Alterra ATVs and a Prowler.


Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit www.AllStarSprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the series' official Twitter account at www.twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event atwww.AllStarSprint.com/schedule


About Arctic Cat

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.'s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "ACAT." More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com


Contact Tyler Altmeyer

All Star Circuit of Champions

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