27 Showcase Events Slated To Test Sport’s Top Young Talent
NASCAR fans have been thrilled in recent years by the achievements of the sport’s rising stars – from Joey Logano’s DAYTONA 500 win in 2015 to Austin Dillon, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson joining him in the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Daniel Suarez won the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship this year and William Byron led the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in wins.
They all have one thing in common. They cut their teeth in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series before breaking into NASCAR’s national series.
With the announcement by NASCAR of the 2017 schedules for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, fans across the United States will get to see up close the next wave of young drivers looking to make their impact. Continue reading →
Todd Gilliland at 9:30 pm ET on Monday, October 17, 2016 Photo – Jonathan Moore/Getty Images
Todd Gilliland and Ryan Partridge are our guests on Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 9:30 and 8:40 pm ET. Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite or @Sal_Sigala with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.
Gilliland Becomes Youngest NASCAR Champ; Partridge Wins K&N West Finale
Todd Gilliland started the season with a historic winning streak. Wrapping it up Saturday night, an eighth-place finish was more than enough for the teenager to add to the record books. Continue reading →
NASCAR Leads Industry With Annual Summit To Start 2016 Season
Innovation And Safety Highlight Concord Gathering
With the DAYTONA 500 right around the corner, the men and women who are tasked with the safety, security and organization across NASCAR gathered in Concord, North Carolina, in a collaboration of ideas and advancements.
NASCAR’s annual Summit, the largest gathering of track services, medical, safety, and security personnel in the motorsports industry, will conclude today after three days of professional seminars, training and topical discussions.
The Summit began nearly 15 years ago when a small group of attendees gathered in January to share benchmarks and prepare for the upcoming NASCAR season. The 2016 Summit marked the 10th year it was held at the Embassy Suites Concord Conference Center.
“Seeking constant improvement is a hallmark that defines these dedicated professionals,” said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. “As the industry collectively prepares to begin another racing season, the Summit provides a unique opportunity to exchange vitally important information, advancements, and best practices – with the overarching intent of delivering the best possible event experience.”
The Summit features general sessions and smaller breakout seminars and workshops specific to each functional area. This year’s event included more than 30 focused sessions on topics ranging from incident management to severe weather protocol. Senior Communication Consultant for Game On Nation and former NFL player Leonard Wheeler, a renowned expert in leadership development, delivered the keynote address for the event.
NASCAR also presented awards to individuals for meritorious achievements in their various fields. Bill Braniff, senior director of construction for International Speedway Corporation’s Design and Development unit, was honored with the Jim Bockoven Lifetime Achievement Award for his exemplary contributions across the NASCAR industry for more than 10 years in the area of track asphalt and maintenance. The full list of those recognized for their work in 2015 includes:
Above and Beyond Award – Andy “Sippy” Biron, New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Teamwork Award – Atlanta Motor Speedway Infield Care Center and New Hampshire Motor Speedway Infield Care Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital
Excellence Award – Jay Nadeau, Daytona International Speedway
Steve Beres – Director of Security, Daytona International Speedway
Greg Scott – Senior Manager of Event Operations, Kansas Speedway
Bill Hindman – Security Manager, Phoenix International Raceway
Jim Bockoven Track Services Lifetime Achievement Award – Bill Braniff, International Speedway Corporation
Excellence in Track Services Award – George Ewald, Pocono Raceway
Track Services Teamwork Award – Road Atlanta
Track Services Innovation Award – Dan Eakins (R&B Fabrications)
Track Services Mission Award – Kristina Frederick, Kentucky Speedway
The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular season will kick off with the 58th running of the Daytona 500® on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Daytona International Speedway®. The Great American Race® will be broadcast live on FOX, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, with additional coverage on NASCAR.com.
NASCAR Hot Topic Sound Off is 10 to 10:30 pm ET with Sharon Burton hosting an interactive discussion with co-host Chris Knight.
Listen to our panel discussion with drivers, crew, and other racing personalities and call 714-202-9918 OR Tweet @Fan4RacingSite @Sal_Sigala or @Knighter01 during the LIVE Broadcast to join the conversation about the hottest topics leading up to the next race.