NASCAR Champ Logano Named Charlotte USAC.25 Grand Marshall

Reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Joey Logano has been named the Honorary Grand Marshal for the USAC.25 Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 16-19. He is scheduled to visit the USAC.25 track at ZMax Dragway on Friday, May 17 at 4 pm.

The driver of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford for Team Penske has built an impressive resume in the NASCAR ranks. Logano has earned 22 MENCS wins, including the prestigious 2015 Daytona 500. He has also collected 30 NASCAR XFINITY victories. His success in NASCAR’s top two series began at a young age as he holds the title as the youngest winner in both the MENCS (19 years, 35 days) and NASCAR XFINITY series (18 years, 21 days).

Logano’s driving career began in quarter midgets at age seven. He earned his first quarter midget championship in the 1997 Eastern Grand Jr. Stock Car Quarter Midget Division. He had back-to-back championships with the Eastern Grand National Championships in 1998 and 1999.

He became the youngest driver to compete in a Legends car at age nine. In 2002, he collected the Pro National Championship in Legends making him the youngest ever to do so. In 2007, he won in his first race in the NASCAR Camping World West Series at ISM Raceway (Phx.). In just 14 starts that season, Logano amassed five wins, two pole positions, 10 top-fives and 10 top-10 finishes.

“It’s awesome to be the Honorary Grand Marshal for the USAC.25 Series race at Charlotte,” said the 28-year old native of Middletown, Conn. “Quarter-midgets are something that I’m passionate about because that’s where I got my start at Silver City (Meriden, Conn.) Then you look at this year and in the last couple laps of the Daytona 500 I was working with Ryan Preece to try and win one of the biggest races in the world, and we both raced quarter-midgets together growing up. I always tell the young racers that most importantly, have fun, but chase your dreams.”

Logano adds his name to the already impressive list of USAC.25 Honorary Grand Marshals. Within the past year, iconic and legendary drivers like Jeff Gordon (Daytona), Mario Andretti (Phoenix), Josef Newgarden (Texas), Arie Luyendyk (Indianapolis), James Hinchcliffe (Pocono), Chase Elliott (Daytona 2019) and Graham Rahal (Circuit of the Americas) have all spent time with the young drivers.

With at least 45 USAC.25 clubs located all across the country, thousands of kids ages five and up, along with their families, participate in USAC-sanctioned quarter midget series events. Some notable graduates of quarter midget including Logano and Jeff Gordon are Ed Carpenter, Sarah Fisher, Ryan Newman and Alex Bowman.

Since 1956, United States Auto Club (USAC) has proven itself as being the most diversified motorsports sanctioning body in the world. It is the official sanctioning body of many of today’s largest racing series including its own suite of circle track series in Sprint, Midget and .25 Midget racing (quarter midgets), Pirelli World Challenge, Red Bull Global Rallycross, American Rally Association, International Snowmobile Racing, Robby Gordon Stadium Trucks, TORC Off Road Championship, Ultra 4 Racing, Formula Race Promotions and Karting. USAC has over 17,000 competitors racing at more than 1,000 sanctioned events globally.

Wait is Over: USAC Sprints Saturday at 34 Raceway!

One-hundred-twelve days.  That’s the wait we’ve all had to endure since the last time the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars turned a wheel in competition when the series unloads this Saturday night, June 6, for Sonny’s Market Night at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, the grand opening of a doubleheader weekend with a trip to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 the following night, Sunday, June 7.

USAC Sprint Stat Book: Return to Racing Edition

Remember back.  The last time the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars competed, we were much younger, TV’s only had three channels and a hamburger at McDonald’s cost just a nickel.

English Tops Voting for Four Stream Spots

Tanner English of Benton, Ky., topped weekend fan voting that added four drivers to the roster of June 4-6’s Stream Invitational at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

McCarl Outduels Reutzel in Park Jefferson Finale

Unarguably one of the the most exciting main event outcomes in Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Bumper-to-Bumper IRA Series history, Altoona, Iowa’s Austin McCarl accomplished the near-impossible on Saturday night at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, South Dakota, and held off two-time and defending All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, for a first-ever Series victory and a $6,900 top prize. Originally slated to award $6,600, Kevin Rudeen of Rudeen Racing bumped the winner’s share an extra $300 to award $6,900.

Reutzel Opens All Star Points Season With Win

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Although it has been over three months since the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 last hosted competition, two-time and defending Series champion, Aaron Reutzel, left zero doubt to those in attendance at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, South Dakota, that the extended gap in the All Star schedule affected his focus and ability, ultimately ending his evening $6,600 richer, as well as the Series point leader. Including action that did not accumulate championship points in early February, the victory was Reutzel’s third of the 2020 season against the All Stars and the 28th of his career.

Jameson Rejoins Rattliff for Eldora Stream

Jason Jameson of Lawrenceburg, Ind., quickly landed a ride for the June 4-6 Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational at Eldora Speedway, reuniting with former car owner James Rattliff just hours after learning he was one of the 44 drivers invited to participate in the Rossburg, Ohio, track’s spectator-free weekend that is topped by a 67-lap, $50,000-to-win feature.

Stream Invitee Has One Big Problem: No Race Car

Jason Jameson was pleased when he learned Friday afternoon that his name appeared on the list of 44 drivers invited to compete in the spectator-free Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational June 4-6 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

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Dirt Late Model Stream Fan Vote

We have 44 of the 48 Late Model drivers set to make history at the 2020 Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational, but we need you, the fans, the pick the final four drivers!

Eldora Dirt Late Model Stream Statistical Roster

How have Eldora Speedway's 48 Dirt Late Model Stream invitees fared in the legendary track's crown jewel events?  Andy Savary offers career statistical breakdowns of the numerical roster.

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Eldora Schedules Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational June 4-6

Live dirt track racing returns to the legendary Eldora Speedway next weekend with the Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational – the first live racing event at Eldora since the lockdown resulting from the coronavirus. Set for exclusive live broadcast on FloRacing, the leading destination for grassroots racing, the highly-anticipated race is scheduled for Thursday, June 4 through Saturday, June 6 and will feature the nomadic stars of DIRTcar, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, and Eldora’s local and regional stars. For the first time in Eldora’s history, the race will take place without fans present, adhering to guidelines set forth by local and state officials in Ohio. This special event will replace the 26th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream, one of the legendary half-mile dirt oval’s marquee events which has been rescheduled and will now take place in 2021.