Speedway Motors Adds to Safety Products Lineup

Lincoln, NE

If you are a fan of FinishLine's quality when it comes to safety apparel, finding your favorite brand just got a lot easier. Racing products giant Speedway Motors has acquired the FinishLine brand of racing suits and safety gear.

The acquisition will greatly expand Speedway's line of safety equipment, which should hopefully make it easier to find exactly what you need for your racing program. "Speedy" Bill Smith said that "the distinctive style and affordable price of FinishLine's racing suits have made them longtime favorites of our customers. This purchase will allow Speedway Motors to offer an even greater selection of styles and exciting related products."

Speedway Motors even hints that by purchasing the brand it will be able to help FinishLine bring a greater range of safety products to the market in the coming year. We can't wait to see what they come up with.

CARS Pro Cup Releases 2012 Schedule

Mooresville, NC

After the old USAR Pro Cup Series fell on hard times, many thought it was gone for good. But thanks to the efforts of Jack McNelly and a few others, the series has been reborn as the CARS Pro Cup series. Now racers will have a place to go racing with their existing equipment without having to be forced into deciding whether to purchase a new chassis and engine to race in a different series or give up racing for good.

The CARS Pro Cup Series has announced its 2012 schedule that will include 14 events throughout the Southeast. The series will be going back to four heritage racetracks that it hasn't been to in recent years: Caraway, Orange County, Tri-County, and Kingsport speedways. With the addition of those four tracks, the series will be re-emphasizing its short-track roots while keeping its longer race lengths and live pit stops which makes this a great training ground for both drivers and crew chiefs hoping to one day go racing on Sundays.

Mattiolis Honored

Pocono, PA

Drs. Joe and Rose Mattioli are two of racing's originals, shown here at the groundbreaking for the Pocono Solar Farm. They are the original owners of the longtime NASCAR and ARCA track, Pocono Raceway which opened in the late '60s. It's easily one of motorsports most famous and unique racetracks. Not only does it boast a triangular shaped main track, but it also has three separate road course configurations in the center all of which that can be used simultaneously.

Recently, they were honored by the National Motorsports Press Association with the group's Myers Brothers Award. The award is given to individuals or groups that have made outstanding contributions to the sport of stock car racing. This year the Mattiolis were up against Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and the Wood brothers.