ROSSBURG, Ohio (December 19) – Eldora Speedway’s 63rd season of racing will be feted Saturday, January 21, 2017 when the top drivers from the DIRTcar UMP Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, Eldora Stocks and Sunoco American Late Model Series are honored in the legendary Eldora Ballroom. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with ceremonies beginning at 6:30 p.m. It will be a big night for Ohio drivers, as each champion hails from the Buckeye State. Jon Henry (DIRTcar UMP Late Model), Jeff Koz (DIRTcar UMP Modified) and Rob Trent (Eldora Stocks) will receive their Eldora championship accolades as they reigned over the balance of the top-15 drivers from the cumulative points chase. Rusty Schlenk will accept the Sunoco ALMS [...]
The Tony Stewart Foundation announced its TSF Grant Partners for 2016 awarding $408,000 to 56 outstanding organizations serving children, animals and drivers injured in the sport of racing. "Competition was fierce for the 2016 grant cycle,” stated Pam Boas, treasurer of the Board of Directors. “We continue to be in awe of the outstanding programs and services being provided by dedicated staff and volunteers to make life just a bit better for these kids and animals.” Learn more about the 2016 TSF Grant Partners by clicking Grant Accelerator, Tony’s Crew or Board Grants under the Grant tab.
Congress passed sweeping legislation Wednesday that boosts funding for medical research, eases the development and approval of experimental treatments and reforms federal policy on mental health care. The 94 to 5 Senate vote Wednesday followed a 392 to 26 House vote last week. The bill, known as the 21st Century Cures Act, now heads to the desk of President Obama, who praised the bill Wednesday and said he would sign it. The bill provides for $4.8 billion in new funding for the National Institutes of Health; of that, $1.8 billion is reserved for the “cancer moonshot” launched by Vice President Biden to accelerate research in that field. Another $1.6 billion is earmarked for brain diseases including Alzheimer’s. Also included are [...]
Tony’s award at the Myer’s Brothers luncheon: Terry Dolan(left), Manager of Chevrolet Racing, and Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Chevrolet, pose with the Chevrolet Cross Flags Award during the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon at The Wynn on December 1, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Becker/NASCAR via Getty Images For someone who doesn’t like to fly – I have logged more air miles in the last 13 months than I have in my entire life up to that point. Just within the last 13 months I have flown to Homestead Miami for Jeff Gordon’s last race, to Indianapolis Indiana for Tony’s last Brickyard. I flew to Phoenix for Tony’s last Phoenix race, and I flew [...]
ROSSBURG, Ohio (December 2, 2016) – Tickets and campsites for Eldora Speedway’s 2017 Major Events will go on public sale tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. All Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and World 100 ticket orders can be placed online at www.EldoraSpeedway.com, by phone at (937) 338-3815 or in person at the speedway office. “We want to remind fans to take advantage of the proven TicketForce-powered design for easy and quick purchasing,” said Tess Clark, ticket manager and the granddaughter of Eldora founders Earl and Berniece Baltes. “Our online ticketing has been available for several years and is extremely user-friendly. We know that some fans prefer to call in, so we will have a full staff of agents in-house and [...]
“Freaky Fast” Gourmet Sandwich Chain Signs Multiyear Extension of Partnership with Driver Kevin Harvick and No. 4 Team KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Dec. 1, 2016) – Jimmy John’s, the “freaky fast” gourmet sandwich chain since 1983, has extended its partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing in a multiyear agreement to continue as a primary sponsor of driver Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 team in the NASCAR Premier Series. Jimmy John’s will be the primary sponsor of Harvick and the No. 4 team for 16 races in 2017, highlighted by the season-opening Daytona 500. For the remaining 22 races on the Premier Series schedule, Jimmy John’s will serve as a major associate sponsor of the No. 4 entry. “We are fortunate to partner [...]