Chasing the Checkered

Chasing the Checkered Online racing publication that features local and national driver/track/racing series interviews and news.
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Chasing the Checkered is a racing blog featuring driver interviews and racing news across all divisions of professional racing, whether that be the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, Xfinity Series, Camping World Truck Series, ARCA, K&N or even Indycar racing. Most driver features/interviews are focused on up & coming drivers and all content is geared toward the younger demographic of racing fans. Chasing the Checkered also features monthly NASCAR giveaways and a local driver spotlight.

As we all wait and see when the racing season will be underway, you can still support others that support local short tr...
05/10/2020
Chasing the Checkered Shop

As we all wait and see when the racing season will be underway, you can still support others that support local short track racing. I am adding new items to the Chasing the Checkered online shop daily and you can order your Chasing the Checkered merchandise today so you’ll be ready come racing season! Plus, 50% of this season’s merchandise proceeds will be going to the Dean Snell Cancer Foundation at the conclusion of the season. Check out our official Teespring shop here and pick up your very own Chasing the Checkered mug, sticker, shirt, you name it! 🏁

(Available in MANY different styles, colors and/or sizes too!)

https://teespring.com/stores/chasing-the-checkered-shop

#chasingthecheckered

Teespring is the free and easy way to bring your ideas to life. Design your product, set a price, and start selling. Teespring handles the rest - production, shipping, and customer service - and you keep the profit!

05/08/2020
Lee USA Speedway

Lee USA Speedway

I would like to send out a quick note to everyone, I know many tracks have asked people to send emails to the States Reopening Taskforce but I am asking to please don't. Myself as well as many Track Owners, Promoters, and General Managers have been in contact with the appropriate members of the Taskforce and our message has been heard. Also plans have been sent to the Taskforce as well as a plan that I have sent in. We have been in contact with Lee's State Representative as well as the head of the work committee covering racetrack reopening part of the plan. I have been assured that there is plan being drafted to at least get practicing started and we will hopefully see that very soon.

So at this point, emailing the taskforce will only slow down the process, making it longer to get to the racetrack part of the reopening schedule and delaying any start of a season even if the plan for phase one is only the ability to have practice.
Joe

NASCAR on NBC
05/06/2020

NASCAR on NBC

In this photo...

🏁 169 wins
🏆 11 championships
🌟 2 lasting legacies

05/04/2020
White Mountain Motorsports Park

White Mountain Motorsports Park

By now, many people have seen the story at www.whitemountainmotorsports.com announcing the 2020 WMMP racing season has been postponed indefinitely. We would like to emphasize that we have NOT cancelled the season; we have merely postponed the start of it. The New Hampshire Stay at Home order now runs through May 31; combined with current gathering restrictions, this means we almost certainly cannot hold full racing events and practices until June at the earliest. Due to the circumstances, postponing all events for the time being was the more prudent course of action rather than going through the question of "will they or won't they" every week.

The bottom line is that, when health experts and the state of New Hampshire have determined that it is healthy and safe for us to begin racing, we plan to do so. We wish we could provide a specific date of when the racing season will begin, but as our teams and fans have seen, this is still a fluid situation. As soon as we have been given the go-ahead to race, we will let everyone know and announce an updated schedule. In the meantime, please stay safe, and we hope to see everyone at the track soon.

Wiscasset Speedway LLC
05/02/2020

Wiscasset Speedway LLC

James Osmond will be wheeling this beauty for Ward & Son's Racing in Wiscasset's Super Street division this season

05/02/2020

Tonight would have been the picture-perfect night for the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway season opener. Instead, the gates are locked and all we can do is cross our fingers that the season will begin before the summer is over. Times are different and we all are adjusting accordingly. Keep trudging, stay safe and keep your heads up, race fam. We are all in this together. Soon enough, we’ll all be together again...chasing the checkered one race at a time. ❤️🏁

Lee USA Speedway
05/02/2020

Lee USA Speedway

2020 Lee USA Speedway Schedule Update:
The safety of our race teams, fans and staff is the most important thing during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. We are aware of Governor Sununu's orders of “Stay at home” 2.0 through May 31st. We will be working with Lee Town Officials and our Staff to move forward on the 2020 racing season as the situation allows. Our plan is to cancel the 2020 May Madness show and to reschedule the Monster Truck Throwdown to Saturday October 10th. We will work with the tours looking to reschedule May Madness dates within our current schedule. Our tentative plan is to open June 5th with our NASCAR Season Opener and tentatively moving Championship Night to Friday Night September 4th. Again, we will work with Lee Town Officials and our Staff to have as a complete 2020 Schedule as possible.
A revised scheduled will be posted the website at leeusaspeedway.com.
Work continues at Lee USA Speedway as these tough times give us opportunity for more improvements and updates which will be released as they are completed.
We thank you all for your support of Lee USA Speedway!
Norm & Joe

05/01/2020
Wiscasset Speedway LLC

Wiscasset Speedway LLC

Our 2020 season may now be on hold into summer, but we’re going to continue to work toward our goal of racing returning as soon as possible

Crew Chief's Corner
04/30/2020

Crew Chief's Corner

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway
04/29/2020

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

First car on the track this season! Beech Ridge remains on standby while pandemic conditions fluctuate, waiting on further government re-evaluations in the coming months. Stay safe, stay well, be kind and optimistic, race fans!

Meanwhile, the new Ira Jack Chevrolet Cadillac pace car is on display at the dealership on Rte. 1 in Saco. Ira Jack is reopening the showroom May 1st, following the recent government allowance. Practice distancing and stop by for parts, service and incredible manufacturer savings ... and grab a selfie with the 2020 Malibu RS Beech Ridge pace car! Mention Beech Ridge when you visit sales or service and win some free swag!

Dirt Track Maine
04/29/2020

Dirt Track Maine

Covid19 update. With the latest update from the Maine government we are looking into “time slot” practice sessions with no more than a group of 10 individuals for the month of May. Our “time slot” strategy would go like this
-Session 1 (3 teams no more than 3 individuals)
Arrive at 8:30 unload and be ready for practice from 9-11. Pack up and be gone by 11:30.

-Session 2 (3 teams no more than 3 individuals)
Arrive at 11:30 unload and be ready for practice from 12-2. Pack up and be gone by 2:30.

-Session 3 (3 teams no more than 3 individual)
Arrive at 2:30 unload and be ready for practice from 3-5. Pack up and be gone by 5:30

Time slot practice will be $75 and all time slots must be filled to host a practice day. That would mean 9 teams would have to commit and hopefully it can be done by class. We will wait for the ok to move forward!!!

Wiscasset Speedway LLC
04/29/2020

Wiscasset Speedway LLC

COVID-19 UPDATE (4/28/20)
Due to the extension of the Governor’s stay at home orders and subsequent plans for slowly opening businesses and group activities, we will be suspending our 2020 racing schedule until further notice. However long - or short - this suspension will be is unknown at this moment.

Our plan, for now, is to continue to communicate with state officials to determine specifically when we will be able to conduct group practices and eventually races.

In the meantime, the track will be available for individual car practices as well as tire & parts sales BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
• limited to driver and maximum 5 crew members
• call Vanessa Jordan (207) 491-3720 between 9a-5p Monday thru Friday for cost and availability

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation

Kate Re Motorsports
04/23/2020

Kate Re Motorsports

#10 is #10 💜 #furyracecars #KRM10

Jeff Gordon Online
04/23/2020

Jeff Gordon Online

Jeff Gordon will race in Sunday's iRacing NASCAR Pro Invitational race at the virtual Talladega Superspeedway - April 26 at 1p/et on FOX Sports and FS1. This will be Gordon's debut in the weekly virtual series that began in mid-March.

NASCAR
04/17/2020

NASCAR

Bubba Wallace
04/16/2020

Bubba Wallace

Stewart-Haas Racing
04/15/2020

Stewart-Haas Racing

You want it. You got it. Kevin Harvick is IN for Sunday's #ProInvitationalSeries race at virtual Richmond Raceway. #4TheWin, baby! 💪

#eNASCAR // #SHReSports

NASCAR on NBC
04/14/2020

NASCAR on NBC

It's official: Kyle Larson has been fired by Chip Ganassi Racing.

04/13/2020
Plan B Sales & Marketing

Plan B Sales & Marketing

As many of you know, we have been associated with Kyle Larson since 2013, from getting to him sign die cast in our warehouse, bringing him in to interact with fans during our bi-annual events during race week to sponsoring him 2 years in a row for the Winter Nationals sprint car races in Yuma. Kyle has signed 1000’s and 1000’s of die cast cars for us and we have likely spent 20+ hours with and around him. Never once has he come across to us as a person with ill intent towards anyone and he would be the last person I would ever associate with any type of racism.

Kyle called me personally earlier today to express his regret fullness about what transpired. He sounded very somber and was very apologetic. I told Kyle I was proud of the way he is handling it, being up front, not trying to hide, admitting his mistake and taking the steps to learn and grow from it.

Although we do not condone or appreciate the slur Kyle used during his iRacing event last night at the same time we know he is an awesome young man that made a mistake and we are going to stand behind him 100% and help any way we can.

NASCAR on FOX
04/13/2020

NASCAR on FOX

"Kyle Larson's language last night during a streamed online race was both offensive and inappropriate, and in violation of our sporting code." - iRacing

NASCAR on FOX
04/13/2020

NASCAR on FOX

Chip Ganassi Racing has suspended Kyle Larson without pay.

Way to go, Spencer Morse Racing! 🏁
04/09/2020

Way to go, Spencer Morse Racing! 🏁

Each year, the Maine Vintage Race Car Association recognizes a Driver of the Year nominee from each Maine speedway, plus one nominee from a touring series. From those nominees, the Association’s Board of Executives and Directors vote to determine one overall Maine Driver of the Year. This year we have 5 finalists for the award which will be presented at the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony on Sunday, June 28th at the Augusta Civic Center. We hope you join us in recognizing the accomplishments of these drivers.

Our remaining finalist for the Maine Driver of the Year award is Spencer Morse, who the representative for a touring series. Spencer is the 2019 PASS Modified champion. Congratulations, Spencer!

Dale Earnhardt Jr.
04/07/2020

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Sending congratulations to Dale Earnhardt Jr. on being named a nominee for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021!

Sadly, the COVID-19 crisis has thrown a wrench into everyone's 2020 racing plans. But, we are all in this together and s...
04/03/2020

Sadly, the COVID-19 crisis has thrown a wrench into everyone's 2020 racing plans. But, we are all in this together and soon enough, everyone will be chasing the checkered flag once again.

With that being said, I am one of the many people that have been temporarily laid off during this crisis. I've been working hard to get the Chasing the Checkered shop up and running once again over the past few days.

The pink merchandise has now been recreated and uploaded with a better quality image file, so hopefully everyone has 100% satisfaction with the final product. If you have the means to, please consider purchasing your Chasing the Checkered gear now so you are ready for the 2020 race season. Support those that support local short track racing!

50% of all merchandise proceeds will be donated to the Dean Snell Cancer Foundation at the conclusion of the 2020 race season.

https://teespring.com/stores/chasing-the-checkered-shop

NASCAR on NBC
04/03/2020

NASCAR on NBC

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Timmy Hill's iRacing setup he got for less than $1,000 -- and his ability to win with it -- shows you don't need a rig to become a sim racing star.

Joey Logano
03/31/2020

Joey Logano

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, I'm excited to announce the Joey Logano Foundation has partnered with Elevation Outreach to establish a $1 Million Response and Recovery Fund! This funding will address a variety of needs, including educational equity and access, medical supplies, food distribution, and financial shortages throughout the greater Charlotte area and communities across the United States. The priority now is helping our communities get through this tough time. For more information, please visit www.joeyloganofoundation.com. #TeamJL

03/31/2020
Motor Racing Media

Motor Racing Media

Timmy Hill doing a fake burnout with his little fake steering wheel 😂😂😂

- RandyThePlumber

Black Flagged Podcast
03/29/2020

Black Flagged Podcast

🚨 Sunday Merch Sale 🚨

We’ve got a limited amount of hats left before we turn our focus towards t shirts 👀

All hats are now 25% off until they sell out 🤘🏻
(Add $5 for shipping if needed)

Make Car Counts High Again: $18
BFP trucker: $15

Quantities remaining:
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Davis Chassis Works
03/29/2020

Davis Chassis Works

The 2019 Pro All Stars Series Modified Champion of Spencer Morse is ready to roll for a strong run towards the 2020 campaign! 🏁

Which race on the schedule are you most looking forward to?
I say Spud & Hudson!

John Peters Motorsports
03/26/2020

John Peters Motorsports

Schedule update: We have decided to withdraw our entry for this year's Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, NC on April 11th.

Given today's circumstances and no clear end in sight, we feel it doesn't make sense to unnecessarily expose our team to any risk at all, especially given the amount of travel required.

Once it becomes more clear when we can safely begin the 2020 racing season, we will make changes to our previously announced schedule, so that we can still run as many races as possible with our Runtal North America No. 51.

Thank you to all of our team members, partners and supporters for understanding. We hope to see everyone at a race track soon! #JPM51

Seekonk Speedway
03/24/2020

Seekonk Speedway

To Our Friends, Fans and Race Teams:

As we continue to move through this crisis we have some info to share. Massachusetts has shut down all non essential businesses until April 7th. While we consider the speedway to be “ essential” …the state does not share our opinion. This will alter our practice schedule and with NASCAR not sanctioning races till after May 3rd it will postpone our Opening Day till May 9th ( tentative at this time).

We will have more definitive dates on practices and tire sales after April 7th when we get a more clear picture of what the situation will look like and we are allowed to conduct business. The Classic Car Show and Practice is still scheduled for Saturday May 2nd at this time. We will notify if anything changes via our website and social media.

We appreciate everyones patience as we navigate through some uncharted territory. We are hoping to be up and running in May and only miss minimum events.

Thank you to all of our loyal fans and race teams who continue to anxiously await racing at Seekonk Speedway as we roll into our 75th season.

Stay safe everyone and we look forward to seeing you when this is over!

03/24/2020
NASCAR on NBC

NASCAR on NBC

A reminder that Dale Earnhardt cleaned his windshield while driving in a 1986 race at Richmond Raceway.

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