Corona, Calif. (March 7, 2014)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Back in Victory Lane in the Daytona 500 Daytona Beach, FL (February 23, 2014) – To win the Daytona 500 just once is the dream of nearly every racecar driver on the planet. To win it twice seems almost unachievable, but late Sunday night Dale Earnhardt Jr. did just that in his #88 National Guard/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet by winning the coveted event at Daytona International Speedway for the second time in his career. The 56th annual running of the Daytona 500 was plagued by Mother Nature as rain intervened on lap 38 and forced the remainder of the race to be delayed over six hours. Throughout the course of the 200-lap affair, the 39-year-old Earnhardt Jr. and his Eibach-equipped Chevy led a total of six times for 54 laps and held off a challenge from Denny Hamlin on the final circuit to claim the victory for the first time since 2004 in "The Great American Race".
UMP Open Wheel Modifieds
Kenny Wallace Races to Six Pack Dash Win at Volusia Speedway Park Lake City, FL (February 18, 2014) – Not even getting upside down the night prior could slow down racing veteran, Kenny Wallace, as the Eibach customer charged to the convincing UMP Open Wheel Modified victory in Tuesday night’s Six Pack Dash at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida). Monday night found Wallace tumbling down the front stretch after being collected in a multi-car incident while battling for the lead in the ‘$5,000-to-win’ Gator Championship at the half-mile oval. He escaped uninjured and triumphantly returned in his backup #36 UMP Open Wheel Modified to claim the victory on Tuesday night in the Six Pack Dash, which featured six fan-voted drivers competing in a six lap shootout.
United States Modified Touring Series
Johnny Scott Notches First Win of 2014
El Paso, TX (February 21, 2014) – Las Cruces, New Mexico-racer, Johnny Scott returned to familiar territory in his Ramirez Motorsports #1s Eibach Springs entry on Friday night and used experience to his advantage to score the $2,000 win. His performance in preliminary action presented Scott with the fourth starting spot for the 30-lap feature at the 3/8-mile oval. Early in the race, Johnny began clawing his way forward in his new Ramirez Race Car, and soon found himself in the second spot. Scott capitalized on a mid-race caution to race past fellow Eibach customer, Rodney Sanders on lap 19. Johnny would go on to fend away advances from Sanders over the final twelve laps to score his first win of the year. Sanders finished second with Stormy Scott making it an Eibach sweep of the podium as he streaked across the finish line in the third spot.
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Regan Smith Wins Thriller in NNS Opener at Daytona Daytona Beach, FL (February 22, 2014) - Regan Smith utilized Eibach products to snare the thrilling victory by a mere 0.013-seconds over Brad Keselowski in the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) 2014 opener was full of excitement, and after qualifying in the 19th starting spot on the grid for the big event, Smith spent much of the race lurking near the front of the pack in his #7 JR. Motorsports Chevrolet. A late-race caution extended the length of the event an extra lap, and on the final circuit, Smith utilized drafting help from Trevor Bayne to claim his fourth career NNS victory and his first ever at the 2.5-mile oval.
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