Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Koch Seeks to Continue Consistency at Charlotte

Charlotte is a place that is home territory for many of the teams in NASCAR. It's where Blake Koch has raced at numerous times over his career and this Saturday will be his 12th race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Blake Koch's best finish at Charlotte was 18th in 2011 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Koch has bested his best finish at almost every track this season including gaining his best career finish of 8th at Richmond.
 "Charlotte Motor Speedway is a very temperature sensitive track. You may get your car set up to where you want it during the day, and later in the day it's drastically different. Even a 10-degree swing is huge there. Being an afternoon race, catching a cloud in qualifying could drastically change the outcome. And as far as during the race, you could be having a good day and a cloud could change your car, swinging its setup in a different direction." states Blake Koch.
This Weekend Kaulig will debut lucky No. 007 from it's stable of RCR chassis for Saturday's Hisense 4K TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Hisense 4K TV 300 will be televised live Saturday, May 28, at 2:30 p.m. ET on FS1 and will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel 90. (Koelle,2016)

Rain Could Be Factor This Weekend Also

We know rain is one thing NASCAR fans hate to hear but it's looking like Sunday will be a hit or miss situation for the Charlotte Motor Speedway. On Sunday there is currently a 60% chance of rain for the daytime and a 80% chance at night. Monday isn't looking much more better as there is a 70% chance of rain during the day and a 60% chance of rain at night. Yes, it is just Tuesday but race fans need to be doing their rain dance so we can get in the Coca-Cola 600. Of course being a 400 lap race, 200 would get the race to half way and could make it complete. 2009 was the last time the Coca-Cola was shortened and David Reutimann went to victory lane. (Koelle,2016) *WEATHER REPORT VIA WEATHER.COM (Concord, NC)*

List of Names on NASCAR Windows Sunday

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race the annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte this Sunday on Memorial Day Weekend. To help recognize our fallen soldiers each driver in this weekends Coca-Cola 600 will have a name of a Military Member on the name rail part of the window. Drivers from Jamie McMurray to Cole Whitt will all have names of military members. We here at the NASCAR News Source want to thank all of our veterans for their service and want to thank them for giving us the freedom to enjoy NASCAR and other motorsports! Along with the names some drivers will be running special patriotic paint schemes including the one you see in the image of Michael McDowell's #95 Ford Fusion! McDowell will have  PFC Andrew Mark Krippner of the Army on his window name rail.

The Names Featured on The Cars Sunday!

1 Jamie McMurray  LCPL Scott Albert Lynch, Marines
2 Brad Keselowski  SPC Joseph T. Prentler, Army
3 Austin Dillon  SOC Mark T. Carter , Navy
4 Kevin Harvick  LCPL Nathan Ross Elrod, Marines
5 Kasey Kahne  LCPL Eric Levi Ward, Marines
6 Trevor Bayne  CW4 Jason William McCormack, Army
7 Regan Smith  LCPL Cody Steven Childers, Marines
10 Danica Patrick   LCPL Benito "cheeks" Ramirez, Marines
11 Denny Hamlin  SGT John Davis Harvey, Marines
13 Casey Mears  SPC Christopher Shane Wright, Army
14 Tony Stewart  MSG Paul D. Karpowich, Army
15 Clint Bowyer  MSGT Tara Brown, Air Force
16 Greg Biffle  SPC Joel A. Taylor, Army
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  SP4 James (Jim) H. Woolard, Army
18 Kyle Busch  PFC Robert Stephan Underwood, Army
19 Carl Edwards  CPT Edmond Jablonsky Jr., Army
20 Matt Kenseth  PFC Christopher Neal White, Marines
21 Ryan Blaney  SMSN Cherone L. Gunn, Navy
22 Joey Logano  SPC Cindy Beaudoin, Army
23 David Ragan  LT COL Paul Keith Mikeal, Air Force
24 Chase Elliott  GYSGT Justin Martone, Marines
27 Paul Menard  SPC Zachary Lee Shannon, Army
30 Josh Wise  SSG Robert A. Massarelli, Army
31 Ryan Newman   SSGT Jason C Ramseyer, Marines
32 Jeffrey Earnhardt  CPT Christopher Cash, Army
34 Chris Buescher  SSGT Eric A. McIntosh, Marines
38 Landon Cassill  PVT Earl Platt, Army
41 Kurt Busch  SGT Nicholas Ray Gibbs, Army
42 Kyle Larson  SO3 Denis Christian Miranda, Navy
43 Aric Almirola  SSGT Forrest B. Sibley, Air Force
44 Brian Scott  PFC John G. Borbonus, US Army
46 Michael Annett  PFC Jacob Henry Wykstra, Army
47 A.J. Allmendinger  YN3 Wendell Williams , Navy
48 Jimmie Johnson  SFC Kyle B. Wehrly, Army
55 Reed Sorenson  PFC Jason Hill Estopinal, Marines
78 Martin Truex Jr.  GYSGT Jeffery E. Bohr, Jr. , Marines
83 Matt Dibenedetto  CPL Jared C. Verbeek, Marines
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.  LCPL Aaron Howard Reed, Marines
95 Michael McDowell  PFC Andrew Mark Krippner, Army
98 Cole Whitt   CPL Michael D. Anderson Jr. , Marines

McDowell Seeks to Continue Improvement in Longest Race of Year

In 2016 Michael McDowell has shown improvement from his 2015 results and this weekend we're expecting nothing different. McDowell has made a total of 13 starts at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, 4 with Leavine Family Racing. McDowell has an average finish of 31st at Charlotte and an average start of 29th. McDowell has shown he's a threats at tracks like Talladega and Daytona and will surely be a threat on the Road Courses here in a few weeks. McDowell will have a special paint scheme this weekend and will honor PFC Andrew Mark Krippner of the United States Army with his name on the window band. McDowell will look to better his best finish as he did the last time we raced at Dover where he finished 20th. A career best at Dover and his 2nd best finish of the season. McDowell finished 15th at Daytona and 21st at Talladega. McDowell will look to better a 15th place finish on Sunday and gain some
momentum heading into the summer swing of the season which includes some of McDowells best races. Daytona in July, where he finished a career best 7th in the 2014 Coke Zero 400, Sonoma, Watkins Glen, and Bristol. McDowell could gain momentum and push himself further into points and maybe get a best career finish in not only the points but could land in Victory Lane at Sonoma, Daytona, Bristol, Watkins Glen, or Talladega and state his claim for a full time ride in 2017. With McDowell's confidence and
will to drive this car to the best of his ability, good things could be coming for this #95 team! (Koelle,2016)