Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Brandon Brown Gains Encouragement from Sports Legends

As all of the hype surrounds Brandon Brown I began to wonder what made this NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver so famous among the celebrities. You have seen Dick Vitale show his support and well he is a pretty big name among Sports Personalities. For those who don't know who Dick Vitale is he is well known as a college basketball broadcaster along with a former Coach. Dick has one of those signature voices that If you were to hear it you would know exactly who he is. Well now that the deal with Dick Vitale has broadened out, another big name sports personality has made his case into the Brandon Brown Support. His name is Lou Holtz and He has a support video just like Dick has done. You can view that video at the link at the bottom of the page. Holtz was a former Football player, coach,
and analyst. He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary, North Carolina State University , the University of Arkansas, The University of Minnesota, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of South Carolina , compiling a career record of 249–132–7. Holtz's 1988 Notre Dame team went 12–0 with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl and was the consensus national champion. Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. Holtz also coached the New York Jets of the NFL during the 1976 season. Lou is the most recent person to show his support for Brandon Brown and this made me wonder How does a guy with only eight starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series become so popular? So I seeked out Brandon Brown's new sponsor NCASEIT for answers!

We began the Question and Answer with the #1 Question I have been asking myself over the past few weeks and that was  What Is making Brandon Brown so Popular with these Celebrities? and the answer from Ryan Linde was the fact that "The Company NCASEIT has confidence in Brandon and the Supporters of the NCASEIT Company (Dick and Lou) have confidence in Brandon!" I personally like to see the things like this because it gives the driver a little better name and it helps some of the Everyday College Basketball fans and Everyday Football fans can recognize that the company has support in a NASCAR Driver and that helps those people find someone to cheer for! The next question I asked was how the deal with Brandon Brown and NCASEIT came together and "It was basically a phone call deal and that I had confidence in Brandon and his ability behind the wheel of a race car" The third question I had was What made you join on with Brandon and his race team. "If I do sponsor within NASCAR I will sponsor Brandon because I honestly think Brandon is doing everything he needs to do and we want to be along for the Journey." I feel that Brand Loyalty is something you don't see very often anymore in NASCAR. The fact that NCASEIT seems loyal and ready to follow Brandon is certainly one thing that would help me recommend this group to my friends among co-workers. Our final question we asked was what they expected from
Brandon and after doing this Q and A  I am not surprised in the least of the answer! "I expect him to drive his butt off and give us his 100% effort. If Brandon does everything he needs to do than I think we have a pretty good shot at winning Daytona or at least putting on a good showing!"

This Question and Answer session has really opened my eyes on why these people are showing their support for Brandon and I honestly can say that I am sure that Brandon will not only gain fans due to these celebrities giving Brandon verbal support but will also gain that extra sence of pep in his step and I am really looking forward to Brandon Brown racing in the Next Era Energy 250! I really appreciate Ryan Linde of NCASEIT taking his time to help me see these situations a little more clearly and I will certainly use NCASEIT anytime I need Cases for my NASCAR Die casts! (Koelle,2016)

Here are the links to both encouraging videos!

Lou Holtz Encouraging
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn9nisnzxJ4

Dick Vitale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-nDwLMVHz0

Clubb-Stultz Racing To Debut in 2016

Morris, Illinois  – ARCA Racing Series driver Alex Clubb and business owner, Zachary Stultz, have announced they will team up for 2016, to form Clubb-Stultz Racing.

“It is a surreal feeling,” said team co-owner Zachary Stultz. “So many people dream of making it to the big leagues, and we both are making it there. This is something that not very many people our age, or many for that matter, have ever done: Owning a race team in the ARCA Racing Series.”

Both Clubb and Stultz have been a significant part of the ARCA Racing Series for the past two seasons, each in different roles.

Clubb, hailing from Morris, Illinois, has been a staple in his local racing community, as the third generation racer rocketed into racing in 2000. His first two years in racing was spent in karts, recording a 7th and 6th place finish at Jules Raceway in 2000 and 2001. In 2003, he exploded on to the karting scene, recording 18 heat wins and 13 feature wins, in addition to capturing a champ kart championship.

In 2005, he jumped to 4-Cylinder Pure Stocks, quickly finding success. He finished 3rd in driver points his rookie season. The next year, he collected 17 heat wins and 9 feature wins.

Clubb once again moved up the ranks in 2007, moving to UMP Street Stocks, where he still occasionally competes.

Throughout his racing career, he has managed to secure over 100 heat wins, 44 feature wins, in addition to laying claim to three championships. He has also recorded a career-best 2nd place finish in the 2008 Goblin 250, a 2012 track championship at the Fairbury American Legion Speedway, and participated in the 24 Hours of Lemons at Road America in 2013.

This past season, Clubb made two starts in the ARCA Racing Series, scoring a career-best 17th place finish at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

This past season, Clubb and Stultz teamed up at the Winchester Speedway as a driver and crew chief combination. Unfortunately, engine problems plagued them, as they finished 26th that day.

Stultz had a bit of a different journey to the ARCA Racing Series as the Adrian, Michigan native has been a fan of the sport for most of his life.

In 2014, he joined the ARCA Racing Series as a mechanic and public relations director for multiple teams.

This was not his first experience in professional racing, as he participated in the Big Fan Racing Driver Competition, where he competed for a chance to drive in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, finishing 5th in the competition. He also plans to race at local tracks throughout the Midwest this coming season.

Outside of racing, he is a businessman, owning three companies throughout southern Michigan, including his self-built promotional company, ZS Promotion Associates, which handles marketing and promotions for local and regional businesses, professional athletes and teams.

Stultz is a 2008 graduate of Lenawee Christian School and a 2013 graduate of Siena Heights University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management. He was also a member of the Siena Heights Men’s Basketball team, playing from 2010 to 2011.

The team will utilize former Roush-Fenway Racing equipment this season with their No. 91 entry.

“We are really excited to be using quality racing equipment,” Stultz said. “We feel our equipment gives us an opportunity to compete at a high level.”

The team plans to utilize multiple drivers throughout the 2016 season, while team co-owner, Alex Clubb, will only step behind the wheel as his funding allows, in addition to other drivers and sponsors joining the team. These drivers and sponsors will be announced at a later date, as the team prepares for its debut.

Bolen Motorsports Announces Team Formation, Driver announcement

The Feel Good Story of 2015 has a new ride for 2016 after leaving Mike Harmon Racing. Jordan Anderson will be driving the #66 Chevrolet Silverado for Newly Formed Bolen Motorsports. Jordan Anderson is one of the most talented drivers out there and with his skill and determination he could become one of the best drivers in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the very near future! With this new  NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase format I could see Jordan pushing his luck and taking gambles and maybe landing that #66 Chevrolet Silverado into the first group of teams in the 8 driver Chase for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship and who knows? Jordan could be the next NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion by the end of 2016! (Koelle,2016)

Is 2016 The Year For Go Fas Racing?

When Go Green Racing returns in 2016 It will have a different look to it then it did in the past. No, not new drivers but new name. The Go Green Racing name got the checkered flag at the end of the 2015 season that made way for a brand new name or the re branding if you like that better.
Go Fas Racing will race in 2016 with at least 3 primary drivers sharing one ride which will be the #32 Ford Fusion. Starting the season off with Go Fas Racing at the Daytona International Speedway with Bobby Labonte in the #32 Keen Parts Ford Fusion. The new Black and Yellow Ford Fusion will first take the high banks at the World Center of Racing on Saturday February 13th with the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice of 2016 where there is expected to be a large amount of cars entered for the 58th Annual Daytona 500. Bobby will look to land himself along with Go Fas Racing in Daytona 500 Victory Lane for the First time. The Following weekend in Atlanta the Earnhardt guy will get behind the wheel.
Jeffery Earnhardt that is and I am sure he is looking to continue an Earnhardt Legacy at a Track that has been so good to the Earnhardt family. Jeffery will continue in the #32 until the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Talladega Superspeedway on May 1st where Bobby Labonte will take over the #32 again. Bobby will race again in July at Daytona along with Talladega in October. An unnamed driver will run the Road Courses (Watkins Glen and Sonoma). With this driver lineup will 2016 be the year we see an underdog team in victory lane for the first time since AJ Allmendinger did it in 2014 at Watkins Glen! I certainly could see Jeffery Earnhardt or Bobby Labonte land the #32 back into victory lane for the first time since 2003.(Koelle,2016)