Whelen

22 Feb 19
Will Bellamy

The start to the 2019 racing season at Kingsport Speedway is quickly approaching and helping to kick off what promises to be an outstanding racing campaign at “The Concrete Jungle” will be The Mall at Johnson City Race Car Show on Saturday, Feb. 23. Race cars will be displayed from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. […]

21 Feb 19
UltraSports.TV

Speedweeks at the New Smyrna Speedway in Florida are an integral part of the start into the new racing season from the USA. The World collection of Asphalt happens annually. NASCAR Whelen Euro Series driver Loris Hezemans left his US racing debut this month at New Smyrna and has been fast right from the beginning. […]

21 Feb 19
Short Track Musings

After a solid campaign throughout the 2018 season, Paul Pepper is ready to get back at it for 2019. 

19 Feb 19
Sirennet News

Full installation of a Dodge Charger Police Vehicle. Don’t miss out on this one!

19 Feb 19
NASCAR Talk

Denny Hamlin explains how Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports cut an unusual bargain; also notes on a choppy finish; Gen 7 car timeline; the 2020 schedule; interest in the NASCAR Euro Series; Chase Elliott’s week and Jim France.

19 Feb 19
The Racing Experts

Last season, Ryan Preece was running part-time for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Xfinity Series, still running the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour trying to make a name for himself. This season, he found himself running the ‘Great American Race’. As the green flag was flown to start the 61st running of the Daytona 500, Ryan […]

18 Feb 19
Sirennet News

The Whelen Avenger II SOLO Combination Linear/TIR Dual LED Dash/Deck Light has a subtle and functional design and can be easily transferred between vehicles. New technology in the form of a Linear/TIR optics combination allows for high intensity warning and illumination. The small deck light doesn’t take up much space either, allowing for other light […]

18 Feb 19
Home Front Girl

Home Front Girl which came out in paperback recently has received another honor: the Literary Classics Seal of Approval! Along with that, their new review of the book has praised Joan as an extraordinarily bright and insightful young girl growing up in Chicago at the advent of the second world war.  She had a profound […]

18 Feb 19
UltraSports.TV

There may have been some inquisitive thoughts and questions to why JTG Daugherty Racing selected Preece to drive its Cup Series cars this season, however the newcomer established he belonged Sunday day at Daytona International Speedway. Preece arranged at the top five to the final restart and helped shove Joey Logano into the upper three […]

18 Feb 19
National Post

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Ross Chastain always has watermelons around victory lane, a nod to his roots in the family fruit farming business. He may not spend much time on the Florida farm these days, but with good reason — the eighth-generation watermelon farmer was a 10th-place finisher in the Daytona 500. Chastain was part […]

15 Feb 19
Boston Herald
Rookie NASCAR driver Ryan Preece of Berlin, Conn., is a member of the “new school generation” in auto racing. The same goes for Preece’s crew chief Tristan Smith, the trackside manager of the No. 47 Kroger Camaro ZL1 for JTG Daugherty Racing in the 2019 Monster Energy Cup Series. Reece and Smith will collaborate for the first time in Sunday’s season opener, the 61st annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. “In racing there is a new school generation willing to try anything,” said Preece. “I haven’t raced with (Smith) calling the race, but I feel very optimistic about it because he is easy work with. “I’m very optimistic about this year because I’m a racer and a different breed when it comes to new things. What I like about this team is when the wheels start turning, they start working. I believe in racing that work ethic is everything.” Preece was awarded a career altering opportunity last September when veteran driver A.J. Allmendinger parted ways with JTG despite having two years remaining on his contract. Preece had only five previous Monster Energy Cup Series races on his resume and they were all in 2015. Reece built his driver’s portfolio on the Whelen Modified Tour and the Xfinity Cup Series. Preece competed in 55 Xfinity races that included two wins – Iowa in 2017 and Bristol in 2018 – with 11 top five finishes, 15 in the top 10 with one pole. “They were ready to make a change right around September and I was lucky enough to have won Bristol and I think that got the wheels moving when they were ready to make a change,” said Preece. “They invited me to come over and check things out and it just felt like the right place and the right time. “I believe in fate and this opportunity jumped at me. I feel we can make this team into a winning team someday. It’s going to take a lot of hard work but I like working hard.” In his three Xfinity Cup races on the 2.5-mile Daytona super speedway, two blown engines and a flat tire kept Preece from crossing the finish line. From JGR to JTG Preece enjoyed his finest NASCAR moments last season under the prestigious umbrella of Joe Gibbs Racing, one of the elite teams in motor sports. Preece competed in nine Xfinity races and finished with the win at Bristol along with four top five finishes and six in the top 10. An ambitious young driver like Preece could use those results to advance his career in most organizations. But with drivers like Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Erik Jones at the top of the JGR food chain, Preece’s upward mobility was limited. Preece knew moving JTG was in his best interest. “I learned basically what you need in a team and how to make everything work while at JGR and Joe has done a great job at building his team,” said Preece. “Working together and obviously having well-built race cars was a huge part of their deal. I also learned how to work with people at this level to where I can maximize what I now have at JTG.” Modified beginning Berlin is a 10-minute drive from Middletown, Conn., the hometown of reigning Monster Energy Cup champion Joey Logano. Logano and Preece share New England racing roots but were on different career tracks. Logano went straight to the top and became the youngest driver (19) to win a Monster Energy Cup race. Logano took his first checkered flag on June 28, 2009, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Like Logano, Preece considers the Magic Mile his home course and is excited to return for Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on July 21. Preece made his bones at NHMS competing in Whelen Modified tour events. Preece has competed in 155 modified races with 22 wins, 75 in the top five with 102 in the top 10 and was tour champion in 2013.  New Hampshire was one of the featured stops on the tour. Preece competed in 23 modified races at NHMS against legendary open wheel drivers like Bobby Santos, Ted Christopher, Doug Coby and Ryan Newman. “New Hampshire is a special place to me at that really is my home track when it comes to NASCAR,” said Preece. “It’s an opportunity to come home and since 2007 I’ve been racing there. “To come back 12 years later like this will be something special.”    
15 Feb 19
RACER

U.S.-based Geox Dragon will replace former reserve driver Maximilian Gunther with former F1 and current IMSA driver Felipe Nasr, effective with this weekend’s fourth round of the ABB Formula E championship in Mexico City. Nasr, who drove for Sauber in Formula 1 and most recently shared driving duties in the runner-up Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac […]

14 Feb 19
Latest News

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13 Feb 19
NESN.com

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x72dcnw” width=”480″ height=”270″] Ryan Preece finally is getting his shot. The 28-year-old JTG Daugherty driver is set to begin his first season as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Preece, a Connecticut native, is a former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion and two-time winner in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Given […]

13 Feb 19
UltraSports.TV

Here are a few of the questions submitted by fans throughout the off season in the second edition of the NASCAR Mailbag for 2019. Hello Jim, exactly what are differences between qualifying and race set ups in NASCAR? I know teams often incorporate more tape into the front grille in qualifying at the expense of […]