There are times when it is hard to believe Kaz Grala, driver of the No.3 Kiklo's Toyota in the K&N Pro East Series, still has two months to go before he can get his public driver's license from Massachusetts. The law there being one must be 16 years and 6 months to get a license.

Truthfully, it is even harder to believe this young man is only 16 years old. Beyond his ability to drive a race car is his ability to communicate, to answer questions and to present himself in a manner which grabs the mind of whomever is in his presene.

Kaz Grala digs deep when he drives a race car and as equally deep when he is posed with questions.

Grala could easily be a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, and will certainly be, if he just happened to be 18 years old. Grala is blessed to not just have the ability to drive a race car. He communicates in a stellar manner and will be an absolute dream for any sponsor looking for an athlete capable of...
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Twisted Tea Adds Races with Hornish and No. 9 Team
Joins Team for Upcoming Charlotte & Dover Sprint Cup Events

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 20, 2015) - After serving as the primary sponsor of the No. 9 Ford Fusion team for select races beginning in 2014, Twisted Tea Brewing Company has once again increased their partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) by adding two additional races to their 2015 schedule. The Twisted Tea colors will return to the No. 9 Ford beginning this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Coca-Cola 600 and the following weekend at Dover International Speedway for the FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks.

It was announced earlier this year that the hard iced tea company will serve as the primary sponsor for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway in July. They also opened the season as the primary sponsor during Hornish's debut...
Vietnam hero attended basic training with race team owner Barney Visser

Family of fallen soldier will attend Memorial Day weekend

Sprint Cup race in Charlotte as guests of Barney Visser, Furniture Row Racing

DENVER, Colo. (May 18, 2015) -- Furniture Row Racing will honor a fallen Colorado soldier from the Vietnam war during the Memorial Day weekend Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Sgt. Edwin Penn of Englewood, Colo., who was 20 years-old when he was killed in action on Sept. 6, 1968 in South Vietnam, was a Bronze Star Medal recipient for heroism in a combat zone. As part of NASCAR's 600 Miles of Remembrance, Sgt. Penn's name will be displayed on the windshield of Martin Truex Jr.'s No 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet at Sunday's (May 24th) Coca-Cola 600.

Sgt. Penn's wife...
Top 10 Designs Compete for Trip to NASCAR Brickyard 400

  • Ten children with type 1 diabetes (T1D), ages 6-13, have reached the finals of the Race Car Design Contest for JDRF, hosted by Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers.
  • Voting continues until June 1, 2015 at www.FordRaceCar.jdrf.org.
  • The winning designer wins a trip to see the car that he or she designed compete in the NASCAR Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, July 26.
Ten children ages 6-13 from across the nation have reached the Top 10 in the Race Car Design Contest for JDRF, hosted by Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) and its brands, Motorcraft and Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers.

Those in the Top 10 amassed the most donations for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research in the first round of voting, which ended April 24. The winning design will be selected from these 10 finalists by FCSD, JDRF...



Five-time Brickyard winner will lead pack for 99th running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Five-time Brickyard 400 winner and four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon will drive a Corvette Z06 pace car for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race, May 24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

It is the 13th time a Corvette has served as the official pace car, dating to 1978, and the 26th time a Chevrolet has led the pack for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Corvette has served as the pace car more than any other vehicle in the race’s history.

Gordon, who grew up in nearby Pittsboro, Ind., is no stranger to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In 1994 he won the inaugural Brickyard 400 – the first-ever NASCAR race at the Brickyard, and has visited the winner’s circle there four more times. That makes him one of only two five-time winners at Indy in any series. Michael Schumacher won five...