Saturday, August 3, 2013

Racing Weekend

Hey everyone!

One of my main passions is in auto racing (y'all may have just learned a little something about me) and I am going to start a thread on this blog dedicated just to that.  To let you know another tidbit about myself, I worked in the ARCA Racing Series for 2 years, and my boyfriend worked in ARCA for well over 5 years.

This weekend is full of all kinds of goodies, the NASCAR K&N series and NASCAR Nationwide Series at the Iowa Speedway (wonderful facility if I do say so myself).  The Indy Cars are in Ohio at Mid Ohio (a road course), and finally the ARCA Racing Series was in Pocono, Pennsylvania with the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Friday was was a full day at Pocono with NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying which resulted with Hendrick Motorsports #48 of Jimmie Johnson on pole for Sunday afternoon's race he will share the front row with Joe Gibbs Racing's #18 of Kyle Busch.


           (Photo: cbssports.com)

This track is affectionately called "The Tricky Triangle" and it truly is, but it is such a neat place.  When you go there it is almost like going back in time, not much has changed at the track since it opened it seems, in the ARCA garage there is still just one women's bathroom while the men have a whole locker room.  By far one of my favorite tracks I ever traveled to.

Yesterday from Pocono the ARCA Racing Series took to the track for the ModSpace 125 won by Corey LaJoie with veteran Frank Kimmel finishing 2nd.

Tonight at 7:30 PM EST tune into ESPN to see the NASCAR Nationwide Series from Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.

        (Photo: racingwest.com)

This track always has a huge crowd at it no matter what series is racing there, and it is a really great town.  Newton, Iowa is extremely welcoming to the racing community, we always stayed with a family in their house when we came to town, and from my understanding they host a team every time a series comes to town.

This place always puts on a great show with lots of hard racing under the lights.   Friday night the youngest winner in K&N Pro Series history, Cole Custer, won at Iowa Speedway.  If you are ever looking for coverage of the series visit speed51.com they cover all kinds of short track racing.

Ever wonder what Pocono looks like....


Both of these were taken in August 2011 the first one was supposed to be our race day; however, as you can see we had a long day watching the rain fall, and the second one was the drive home out of the mountains.

I'll update y'all on the race weekend after everything occurs tomorrow!

Remember to tune in to ESPN at 7:30 PM EST for the NASCAR Nationwide Series from Iowa Speedway, and ESPN at 1:00 PM EST Sunday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from Pocono Raceway, and finally NBC Sports at 2:00 PM EST for Indy Racing League from Mid-Ohio.

Follow me on twitter @plsmith2691 for possible updates or check out these racing news websites:

http://www.jayski.com/
http://www.speed51.com/
http://www.catchfence.com/

Y'all have a great night!


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