Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ryan Blaney - Proving He's The New Kid on The Block

This Is Part 2 of the Ryan Blaney Article! Part 3 Coming Soon!

Ryan Blaney has shown he can drive any car or truck they put him in and well Ryan has just done so. 1 Win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year at Iowa, 1 Win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and a Top 5 at Talladega for the Famed Wood Brothers!

With a best start of 3rd at Talladega and best finish of 4th yet again at Talladega with some excellent showings in between! Ryan has certainly proved that he not only deserves to drive the Famed 21 for the Wood Brothers he is also proving that he deserves a full time ride with Team Penske in 2016! Rumors are just that Rumors normally but I think Roger Penske sees Ryan is the next step in putting yet another NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Title in the Trophy Case at Team Penske's facility. If we don't see the 12 make a return to full time could we see another famed number move to Full Time Catagory in 2016? The Wood Brothers have talked of wanting to run a full season and who better to do so than with Ryan Blaney? He would be running for Rookie Of The Year with Chase Elliott! With next years Rookie Class looking just as good as last years I think Ryan could win Rookie of The Year and the Championship in the same season!
In 2016 I'm not saying Ryan Blaney needs to stop racing in the Xfinity Series but focus more on his cup ride! Sharing is Caring and there are 3 drivers who could drive the 22 for Roger Penske along with Ryan in a few races. Brad Keselowski certainly doesn't need to leave the 22 and neither does Joey Logano. Michael McDowell should get at least one Iowa race and the rest of the Road Courses! He drives the #95 for Leavine Family Racing which is supported by Team Penske. Not only should Michael race the 22 I fill during Ryan's rookie year Michael is the Veteran who could make the rookie a champion! And with Michael's attitude he could help himself in the long run and maybe land a 4th car for Team Penske! We've also gotta fit Tyler Reddick into this equation because hopefully he'll become the next Ryan Blaney in the sport!
Ryan Blaney won last weekends race in Bristol and I feel Ryan is primed and ready to leave the Truck Series! I think Tyler Reddick would be a good replacement for Ryan in the 29 while Austin Theriault moves to the 19. 

In Conclusion whatever Ryan does he will win! Ryan will go to victory lane at Talladega next season and lock his way into the chase either giving the Wood Brothers their first Chase start or Team Penske has 3 drivers in the chase! 

Jeffery Earnhardt To Make NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Debut At Richmond

For the first time since October in 2005 There Will be 2 Earnhardt's in the field. The last time involved Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kerry Earnhardt.
In 3 weeks Kerry's son Jeffery will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Debut at Richmond! He will be driving the #32 for Go Green Racing, a ride that had been occupied by many drivers in 2015.
The fourth-generation driver has made 76 starts in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. His last race on either circuit was the June 13 Xfinity race at Michigan International Speedway.Earnhardt, who also has been in and out of an Mixed Martial Arts career, has 1 top 10 in his NASCAR career, a seventh in the 2011 Truck season opener at Daytona International Speedway. He has recently raced for JD Motorsports and Viva Motorsports before Viva closed it doors. We look forward to Jeffery making his NSCS Debut and hope this is the first of many!

Throwback Thursday - 2011 Bucyrus 200 presented by Menards

In 2011 The NASCAR Nationwide Series (Now Xfinity Series) visited the Road America Road course for the 2nd time.

Michael McDowell would drive for Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2nd time in 2011. McDowell would land the no.18 Pizza Ranch Toyota Camry on the pole position for his first career pole and would lead 30 of the races 57 laps.
Other drivers who lead included Jacques Villeneuve, Ron Fellows, Mike Wallace, Brian Scott and a couple of other drivers but Reed Sorenson would lead the 1 lap that counted. Yes Reed only lead 1 lap on his way to Road America Glory! The Peachtree City driver would win the Bucyrus 200 presented by Menards! His first win since 2007 and his 4th win of his NASCAR Nationwide (Xfinity) Series Career!

Leavine Family Racing and Monitronics Security Launch Two Exclusive Promotions for Race Fa­­ns

Race Fans Have Chance to Win VIP Trip to Texas Race, Monitronics Home Security System

CONCORD, N.C. (August 27, 2015) – Leavine Family Racing and Monitronics Security are celebrating their new partnership with a sweepstakes and an exclusive limited-time offer for race fans.

Following a devastating fire at Leavine Family Racing shop in May, Monitronics partnered with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race team and outfitted the refurbished Concord, N.C. facility with a new, state-of-the-art security and fire monitoring system.

“With the addition of the Monitronics security and monitoring system at the shop, we now have peace of mind as we head out to the race track,” said Jeremy Lange, VP of Leavine Family Racing.  “We thought it would be great to extend this to the fans – giving them a chance to see Leavine Family Racing in action at the track and win a Monitronics security system for their home.”

Race fans have two great programs to participate in:

Moni Motor Madness Sweepstakes

In the Moni Motor Madness Sweepstakes, race fans can enter to win the Grand Prize of two VIP pit passes and tickets to watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race team compete in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 8, including free lodging and transportation. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a Monitronics home security system with three years of free monitoring.

In addition to the Grand Prize, fans also have the chance to win tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Chicagoland Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway as well as exclusive race team memorabilia such as autographed hero cards, team hats, and sheet metal from the No. 95 race car.

The sweepstakes is open from Aug. 17 to Oct. 26, 2015, and race fans can enter at

#Moni95 Speedway Special

Race fans can receive FREE system activation with any home security packages during the #Moni95 Speedway Special which will run through Dec. 31, 2015.

Monitronics has three packages – Basic Security, HomeTouch® Security, and HomeTouch® Premier – where an activation fee of $99 to $149, depending on the package, will be waived for race fans participating in this special.  Visit to learn more!

”Luckily, no one was injured in the shop fire,” said Monitronics Senior Vice President of Operations Bruce Mungiguerra. “But it’s an opportunity to point out the importance of security and fire safety, not just in the workplace but also at home. We’re glad we can offer race fans a chance to make their homes and their families safer with a high quality security system.”

Monitronics has provided home security and monitoring for more than 20 years, and is rapidly becoming an industry leader in home automation. It’s the second-largest residential security provider nationwide, with more than 1 million customers.

Race fans can learn more about Monitronics at their website (, on Facebook ( or following on Twitter (

About Monitronics International, Inc.

A subsidiary of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCMA), Monitronics is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing home security alarm monitoring companies. Headquartered in Dallas, it provides monitored home and business security system services to more than 1 million residential customers and commercial client accounts through its network of independent Authorized Dealers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

About Leavine Family Racing

Owned by Bob and Sharon Leavine, Leavine Family Racing (LFR) and the No. 95 Ford have competed in NASCAR’s top division since 2011. Operating from their race shop in Concord, N.C. the team is led by a veteran group of personnel with over 50 years of combined racing experience. Driven by several core principals including Value, Integrity, Flexibility, Opportunity, Access and Experience, the organization is focused on improved performance through measured and sustainable growth. Become a fan on Facebook and Instagram and follow on Twitter at @LeavineFamily95.

The Locals - The Local History Of NASCAR

Today in this edition Of The Local History Of NASCAR I will highlight some of the local NASCAR drivers here from Chattanooga, TN and the surrounding area.

Grant Adcox

Grant Adcox was from Chattanooga, TN. His father was a car dealership owner called Herb Adcox Chevrolet which was the sponsor on his car for many years. Grant made 60 starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with 1 top 5, and 6 top 10's. Grant made 1 start in the Xfinity Series but made most of his fame in the ARCA Racing Series where he had 9 wins, 24 top 5's and 32 top 10's along with 4 poles!
Grant's life would be tragically taken away during a crash at Atlanta Motor Speedway during the Atlanta Journal 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Race.

Byron Defoor

Though never racing in any NASCAR's Top 3 series Byron Defoor from Ooltewah, TN has raced in numerous sports car races including four Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona International Speedway. Byron is one person I did not know was from my Home Town.

Harold Fryar

Though Harold Fryar only raced one NASCAR race in his career he is still a known guy from Chattanooga, TN. Harold raced dirt cars for years and even competed in one of the 2 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races here at Boyd's Speedway.

Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith raced in 3 NASCAR races in his career at 3 different tracks. Martinsville, Weaverville, and Boyds Speedway here in his hometown of Chattanooga, TN.