Monday, August 24, 2015

Indy Car Driver Justin Wilson has Passed Away

The NASCAR Source has been saddened to learn that Justin Wilson has died. Justin drove for Andretti Auto Sport. He was 37 years old. Justin, who was hit in the head by a nose cone from another car during yesterdays race in Pocono, had been in a coma since the incident. We pray for his family during this tough time.

As a tribute to him We will have his win from Texas in 2012 as our background for the rest of the week.

Road America 180 Fired Up By Johnsonville Entry List!

The NASCAR Xfinity Series takes a right turn from the High Banks of Bristol Motor Speedway to the Lefts and Rights of Road America! Brendan Gaughan is the defending winner!

Entry List (As Of 8/24/15)

1 0 TBA
2 01 Ross Chastain
3 1 Elliott Sadler
4 2 Brian Scott
5 3 Ty Dillon
6 4 Michael Self
7 6 Darrell Wallace Jr
8 7 Regan Smith
9 8 Blake Koch
10 9 Chase Elliott
11 13 Tim Cowen
12 14 Cale Conley
13 15 Kevin O'Connell
14 16 Ryan Reed
15 17 Stanton Barrett
16 18 Daniel Suarez
17 19 Jeff Green
18 20 Kenny Habul
19 22 Ryan Blaney
20 24 Eric McClure
21 25 Dylan Lupton
22 26 Tomy Drissi
23 28 J J Yeley
24 33 Paul Menard
25 39 Ryan Sieg
26 40 Derek White
27 42 Justin Marks
28 43 Dakoda Armstrong
29 44 David Starr
30 51 Jeremy Clements
31 52 Joey Gase
32 54 Boris Said
33 60 Chris Buescher
34 62 Brendan Gaughan
35 70 Derrike Cope
36 74 TBA
37 88 Ben Rhodes
38 89 Morgan Shepherd
39 90 Andy Lally
40 97 Dylan Kwasniewski

Q and A With NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Ben Kennedy

Ben Kennedy drives the no. 11 for Red Horse Racing. He has been in the Camping World Truck Series for 2 seasons, last season driving for the late Turner Scott Motorsports and this season with Red Horse Racing. Ben has raced at Bristol Motor Speedway 3 times in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Q- What do you think of Bristol Motor Speedway?
A- "It is an awesome track and I really enjoy coming here. It's very tough to pass."
Ben Kennedy was 19th in 1st practice, 7th in 2nd practice, and he qualified the 11 truck in the 11th place for Wednesday Nights UNOH 200 presented by Zloop!
Q- How is the truck this week?
A- "It's good, we don't have any long run speed but hoping for a good show tonight in the race."
Ben Kennedy has been with 3 teams in 3 years so I wondered about his 2016 plans. And I also was interested in where his first win might come.
Q- What is 2016 looking like for you right now?
A- "I don't know about 2016 yet but hopefully will very soon!"

Q- Where do you think you have the best chance to claim your first W at?
A- "I think we have a pretty good shot here at Bristol but also feel Chicago and Phoenix are good shots. I just have a very good feeling about Chicago.
His teammate is Timothy Peters and wondered how good teammate he really is?

Q- What do you think of your teammate Timothy Peters?
A- "Timothy is awesome! He's a great teammate and great person to talk with about the future tracks. Great for advice too." 

I wondered what his favorite track is and his answer may surprise you.

Q- What is your favorite track?
A- "I really enjoyed Atlanta. I had a great car and even put it on the pole. So Atlanta is my favorite!"

Ben would go on to finish 15th in the race. We here at NASCAR Source appreciate his time and wish him the best in the future!

The Southern 500 - The Original Race Returns With A Touch of Retro!

Next Weekend The Drivers of The Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series Return to Darlington, many with throwback paint schemes. It Returns to its Traditional Date of Labor Day Weekend for the first time since 2003! 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Paint Schemes!

Brad Keselowski will continue to celebrate Millers' 25th Anniversary with Team Penske with a throwback to Bobby Allison Paint Scheme.

Austin Dillon will pay tribute to his Grandfathers racing days with a throwback scheme from the 1980 season!

Kevin Harvick will bring an amazing looking car to Darlington with Budweiser making its final appearance in NASCAR at Darlington.
Danica Patrick will literally be the Lady In Black with this paint scheme!
Denny Hamlin will have the Darrell Waltrip 11 on the side of the car with Sports Clips Haircuts!
Tony Stewart will have a classic look on the hood with the original Bass Pro Shops Logo. 
The Clint Bowyer will have a throwback to the late Buddy Baker. Oh Yeah did I mention this car is HAND PAINTED!
Cargill and Ricky Stenhouse will be racing a throwback to tribute NASCAR Hall Of Famer David Pearson!
Chase Elliott will be racing a scheme aimed to tribute his fathers old Budweiser Paint Scheme only with NAPA instead. A really cool retro look!
Paul Menard Has a rather colorful paint scheme with the origanal Menards Logo! Really looking like the 70's with the colors and Flowers
Ryan Newman has my favorite with the throwback Caterpillar with the original Cat Logo on the hood!
Kurt Busch is throwing it back to when Gene Haas and Haas Automation first sponsored a NASCAR.
Days Of Thunder or Kyle Petty? Either way Kyle Larson has Mello Yello back on the car! 
Being From Tennessee, Pilot Truck Stops have a special meaning to this state which is where it's Headquarters Are in Knoxville, TN and next weekend a Throwback Paint Scheme with the origanal yellow and red logo will be on the car!
Jimmie Johnson has the paint scheme template that you would have seen around the 50's and it looks Awesome!
David Ragan is racing the same paint scheme his father raced in his time in the Top Tier NASCAR series!
Dale Earnhardt Jr will throw it back to the Neil Bonnet days with this paint scheme!

NASCAR Xfinity Series Throw Back Schemes!

Brian Scott Will Run the 2 Richard Childress first ran with RCR.
Just a great looking retro look on the 3!
With a retro casino look on the car Brendan looks ready to gamble!

Ideas For Cars

Would be awesome to see Rick Masts' #1 go around the track once again with Cesna and Jamie McMurry!
Terry Labonte won the last Southern 500 on Labor Day so how about Kasey Kahne run the same paint scheme!
Mark Martin is the most Notable driver of the 6 so lets bring back a retro look!
Joey Logano and Fireball Roberts!
Fans loved the rainbow in Bristol why not bring back the ORIGINAL Flames at Darlington!
 Go Green Racing needs to bring back the tide colors on the 32! Would give that little team tons of exposure!
Brett Moffitt with Wendell Scott colors would look awesome!
Alan Kulwicki didn't always drive the 7 he drove the 35 a few times in his career
Landon Cassill "Iron Cassill" in the Silver Bullet? I think MAKE IT HAPPEN!
HScott Has done it before run the Pink and Yellow again!
McDowell won't race but just imagine this paint scheme on the 95 with KLOVE or Thrivent! Darrell Waltrip Drove this car!