Bell Equipment, which manufactures and markets a wide range of earthmoving and materials handling machinery for the mining, construction, forestry, sugar and related industries will adorn the hood of the Bryan Silas' No. 99 Ford F-Series Friday night.
Said 25-year old Silas, "Gary (Cogswell, crew chief), the team and I are really clicking, so I'm looking forward to getting back to business and having a good run not only for us but for everyone at Bell Equipment too."-Chris Knight PR
Carl Edwards will make his eighth appearance in the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend.
In his previous starts he has one win, three top-five and four top-10 finishes. Roush Fenway Racing has won four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star races. Mark Martin won the event in 1998 and 2005, Matt Kenseth took the checkered flag in 2004 and Carl Edwards in 2011.-Roush Fenway Racing
Matt Crafton has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the second practice for the Camping World Truck Series N.C. Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
His average of 175.124 mph in the No. 88 was best of the six trucks that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 19 Ross Chastain (175.058 mph), No. 4 Jeb Burton (173.648), No. 2 Brad Keselowski (173.559), No. 01 Jake Crum (171.710) and No. 81 David Starr (171.388) are the others on this list.
Jeb Burton is fastest in the second practice session for the Camping World Truck Series N.C. Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Burton, at 180.572 mph in the No. 4 Chevrolet Silverado, was the fastest of the 38 trucks out on the track for this practice leading up to Friday night's event. No. 17 Timothy Peters, No. 88 Matt Crafton, No. 98 Johnny Sauter and No. 19 Ross Chastain were the rest of the top 5 on the speed chart. Norm Benning was the slowest in the No. 57 truck.
Jake Crum Racing will make its 2013 Camping World Truck Series debut on Friday, May 17th at the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway.
21-year-old Jake Crum will pilot the #01 Chevy Silverado with sponsorship from Frontline Designs and Jersey Mike's Subs. Crum's efforts will be led by crew chief Doug George, who has three top-six finishes at Charlotte in four trips as a crew chief. George was also the crew chief for two victories by Kyle Busch and has 20 career NCWTS top-fives to his record.(84EXPO Motorsports Communications PR)-jayski.com
Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will mark the 12th appearance in the annual classic for Furniture Row Racing driver Kurt Busch.
Busch's overall All-Star Race record is: 11 starts, one win, four top-fives, six top-10s, one pole and 30 laps led. His average start is 8.1 and average finish 10.8. He followed his 2010 All-Star Race win with a victory the following week at Charlotte in the Coca-Cola 600. He is one of four active drivers to have won the Charlotte double. The others are Jeff Gordon (1997), Jimmie Johnson (2003) and Kasey Kahne (2008). Busch qualified for this year's Sprint All-Star Race as both a former winner of the event and as a former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion (2004).-Furniture Row Racing
Saturday night at Charlotte, Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/National Wild Turkey Federation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing, joins the exclusive club of 15 by making his 15th appearance in an All-Star event ' the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
The NBA has Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Shaquille O'Neal on its list with 15 All-Star appearances. Baseball greats such as Brooks Robinson, Ozzie Smith and Yogi Berra each played in 15 All-Star Games. And proving how elusive 15 is, no NFL player has played in 15 Pro Bowls. The only one to come close is Merlin Olsen with 14. Along with the his 2009 win, Stewart has scored an impressive eight top-fives and earned an average finish of eighth in 14 career All-Star Race starts.-True Speed Communication