World’s Top Motorsport Racing Events

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From the moment car was invented, men have a constant hunger to make it go faster, and while one cannot drive cars on the everyday roads with speed unimaginably pushed to its limits, motor racing was then born and upsurge in so many ways that it became a legit sport with massive number of enthusiasts all over the world. Here are some of the most prestigious, most-watched motorsport events:

  1. FIA Formula One World Championships

Formula 1 is the number most prestigious motorsport in the world and is the zenith of all motor racing. The sport, regarded as the highest class of open-wheel racing, has hailed names of teams like the Ferrari, Mercedes AMG, McLaren, Honda, and Renault and of legendary drivers like Jackie Stewart and Ayrton Senna. Races are on tracks found on almost every continent in the world – truly a global sport this is. The term “formula” in this motorsport refers to the set of strict guidelines that govern the designs of the F1 race cars each year. Formula cars are designed for one major purpose of attaining the highest possible speed on the track, and the outcome, an F1 car has the wheels and the driver exposed – a totally different appearance to the normal road cars as it nearly resembles a fighter jet. The rules regarding the engines have largely changed since then; with the designs, more Earth-friendly but never diminished with over 900 horsepower and 200+ mph speed.

  1. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

The idea of this motorsport was stimulated by the chase scene between bootleggers and cops, and the idea of stock car racing was then put to life on beaches and primitive dirt tracks. Now, it has become one of the biggest motor racing events in the United States and one of the most-watched around the world. National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) races are supposedly for stock cars, but today’s NASCAR race cars are not nearly stock anymore. With the necessary evolutions applied on NASCAR races, the race cars now use tube-frame car skeletons and rear wheels that run with more than 700 horsepower. NASCAR’s most known teams include Hendrick Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing, and Joe Gibbs Racing, and the legendary and most notable names consist of Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.

  1. IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship

International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) actually holds an all-American sports car championships. The series for IMSA Sportscar Championship resulted from a merger between the two top sports car series in the US: The Rolex Sportscar Series and the American Le Mans Series. The series is designed to test endurance, and thus, the races are not based on lap counting, but under time limits from 100-minute sprint on a circuit like the Long Beach to a 12 Hours in the track of Serbing to the legendary 24 Hours race in Daytona. Teams like Chip Ganassi Racing, Corvette Racing, and Porsche North America are the ones leading this motorsport.

  1. FIA World Endurance Championship

In this sport, speed is important but it will not guarantee a win. Endurance and survival through all sorts of weather and sometimes darkness is the vital part. Both the drivers and the cars have to survive this toughest race of all, which tests out the best team who can go the farthest distance in an allotted time. While most races last six hours utmost, another legendary record in all motorsports is the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans.

 

Top 5 Best Rivalry in NASCAR History

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Rivalries are never better when they are found in race tracks – something that does not just sometimes send race cars in flames, but fuels up the vivacity of the crowd as well. Here are the top rivalries in NASCAR racing to date.

  1. The King Vs. The Silver Fox – Richard Petty Vs. David Pearson

“The King” Richard Petty would not have achieved that name without the challenge of a David Pearson pushing him. Their track rivalry was one of the greatest and most-respected in NASCAR history. They race up on each other harder than with anyone else on the track, and it was the best explanation why the two garnered the most first and second place all-time NASCAR records. They had, in fact, a total of 63 heads of which Pearson won the most. Also for the all-time record, Pearson has 105 wins second to Petty who has an incredible 200 wins.

  1. Experience Vs. Youth – Dale Earnhardt Vs. Jeff Gordon

Yes indeed, there was a time in NASCAR history when the greatest of both times met – that is, the rivalry between Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jeff Gordon. Also one of the best all-time track battles in NASCAR racing, the two were exact opposite with each other, which initiated the flames of this rivalry. Dale Earnhardt was a cowboy with vast and remarkable racing experience, riding his dark speed race car. Jeff Gordon was then just called “The Kid” driving a race car in full colors. While it was a heated track rivalry as both drivers exhibited their greatness against each other, things remained pleasant off-track, at least most of the time.

  1. Battle Between Track Titans – Tony Stewart Vs. Jeff Gordon

Both Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon are giants when it comes to racing – they have proven it in every way possible. Thus, as the two come across literally with each other on track, of which happened first in 2000 at Watkins Glen, the rivalry began with the two and each heat-up marks a pledge of payback. Although the rivalry was on and off, it is pure entertainment when the two battle it out on the race track. Well, select words are also thrown off track between the two, but the fans never mind.

  1. The Almost Silent Rivalry Between Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch

The rivalry between the two was said to be fabricated and media-made for a reason almost personal for the both. The rivalry was tagged to the fact that Hendrick Motorsports signed Earnhardt Jr. in summer of 2007, which had sent Busch out of the house. Busch then later signed for Joe Gibbs Racing. When the two crashed at a race in Kansas spring of 2007, the track rivalry commenced. Continuously, their clashes were one of the most anticipated in the 2007 and 2008 seasons.

  1. On and Off-Track – Jimmy Spencer vs. Kurt Busch

The rivalry between Jimmy Spencer and Kurt Busch is one of the toughest best in NASCAR history. The outcome was quite ugly as they literally crashed each other off-track. Jimmy Spencer, who really never had an outstanding NASCAR career, is known for his bad temper while Kurt Busch was a newcomer having a good shot with the best equipment he has. There were endless battles between the two during races in 2001 to 2003, continuously knocking and clashing each other on track at any chance, one of which ended with Spencer breaking Busch’s nose consequently earning a suspension.

The Chase for NASCAR Sprint Cup: How Does It Work?

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The Chase Grid

The first leg in determining the contenders for each year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series depends on the results of the 26 regular-season races. In line with the provisions of the current series format, 16 racers will qualify for the Chase Grid – the bracket consisting of drivers who have equal chances to race their ways to the championship. The 16 entries are primarily determined by race victories rather than race points during the regular season in an attempt to increase the value of actually going after the win rather than settling for good points. After the 16 drivers are seeded into the Chase Grid, the points are reset and the Chase begins.

The Rounds

The current format features the elimination of four racers in each three-race rounds. The rounds are called the Challenger Round, Contender Round, Eliminator Round and the Championship race.

  1. First Round – The Challenger Round

The three-race round will take place at Chicagoland Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and Dover International Speedway. After these first three races, the bottom four drivers having the lowest points will be eliminated. Winning any of the three races corresponds to an automatic advancement to the next round. After which, the points are again reset and the remaining 12 drivers will proceed to the round.

  1. Second Round – The Contender Round

The continuing 12 drivers will battle for the eight spots available for the next round, and the three races for this round will take place at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway, and Talladega Superspeedway. The elimination process is the same with the first round. The eight spots will go to the highest eight point earners and a win in any of the three races equals an automatic spot for the next round. Once the remaining eight drivers are determined, the points are again reset and the chase continues to the next round.

  1. Third Round – The Eliminator Round

The races for this round are happening at the Martinsville Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, and Phoenix International Raceway. The eight drivers are now only a step away from the four spots available in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. Again, a win in any of the three races reserves the driver a spot in the championship race and the rest are determined by the order of points scored after this round. The strongest four are the ones to battle for the title. Points are again reset for the final round.

  1. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship

There will only be one final race for the championship, which is happening at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The final race will not feature points anymore – it will be all about order of finish. The objective now is to be the first to reach the finish line and the first eligible racer to cross the finish line will win the Sprint Cup Championship Title.

The eliminated drivers in the previous rounds will also undergo point resets so that they can still race for the 5th to 16th places of the season.

Top 10 NASCAR Drivers of All Time

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1. Richard Petty

Acknowledged as “The King”, Richard Petty holds almost every record in NASCAR racing. In his 35 years of racing, he owns the NASCAR records of 123 poles, 555 top 5 finishes, and 712 top 10 finishes. He is tied with Dale Earnhardt for the NASCAR record for having seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Titles, and he bagged 200 wins throughout his career, a record that the second placer, David Pearson with 105 wins, was never near enough.

2. Dale Earnhardt

Also called “The Intimidator”, Dale Earnhardt Sr. is one of the most-loved race driver. He has 76 wins, 22 poles, 281 top 5 finishes, 428 top 10 finishes and seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Championships in his 27 years of racing. He died during the 2001 Daytona 500 race after crashing into the wall on the final lap – one of the most tragic death in motorsport history.

3. David Pearson

David Pearson won most heads up finishes with Richard Petty out of all the total 63 heads-up they had. He was indeed Petty’s closest rival and their track rivalry was one of the greatest rivalries in NASCAR history. In Pearson’s 28 years of racing, he had 113 poles, 301 top 5 finishes, 366 top 10 finishes, 105 wins and holds 3 championship titles.

4. Jeff Gordon

Once known as “The Kid”, the moment Jeff Gordon entered the sport, he indisputably proved that he should indeed do racing, not modeling. To date, he already has 81 poles, 325 top 5 finishes, 475 top 10 finishes, bagged 93 wins and holds 4 championship titles in his 24 years of racing and counting.

5. Jimmie Johnson

Within 15 years of his racing career, Jimmie Johnson rapidly flagged his name on NASCAR history by winning 5 consecutive Cup Series championships. He now holds 6 championship titles, has 75 wins, 34 poles, 207 top 5 finishes, and 314 top 10 finishes.

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6. Cale Yarborough

Before Jimmie Johnson placed first on the highest number of consecutive championship wins, Cale Yarborough was then the record holder having won 3 consecutive championships from 1976 to 1978. In his 31 racing years, he has had 69 poles, 255 top 5 finishes, 319 top 10 finishes and 83 wins.

7. Bobby Allison

One of the few records that do not belong to Petty is having the highest number of consecutive pole wins, of which is held by both Bobby Allison and Cale Yarborough with both dominating 5 poles in a row. Bobby Allison also had impressive numbers comprising of 59 poles, 336 top 5 finishes, 446 top 10 finishes, 85 wins and 1 championship in his 25 years, only that he had an untimely retirement because of his injuries in 1988.

8. Darrell Waltrip

The famed “DW” earned 3 NASCAR Cup Championship Titles, 84 wins, 276 top 5 finishes, 390 top 10 finishes and 59 poles in his 29 years of racing.

9. Junior Johnson

Junior Johnson never seized a championship title in his 14 years of racing but he was a legendary moonshine runner and an early NASCAR star. He has 50 wins out of his 313 races – one of the best numbers in NASCAR history.

10. Lee Petty

Richard Petty’s father, Lee, was one of NASCAR’s pioneer driver. He had 54 wins and was the first to have a three-time Series Cup title in history.

6 Reasons to Become a Fan of NASCAR Racing

To begin with, NASCAR or the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing is the sanctioning body who administers one of the most highly attended motorsports in the US like the famous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup has a unique playoff format that gained them ardent enthusiasts around the world. The modern race car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is not near enough to being a stock car and more of the pure racing beast today; technological innovations of the race cars were both a necessity and a commitment. Since its birth in 1947, NASCAR has undergone far-reaching expansion with international series to date.

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Why become a NASCAR Racing Fan?

1. Motor racing is one of the few sports that deliver an out loud ecstasy during the race and an elevated victory to the end. Something about these sports that deals with inherent danger and intense excitement that keeps the fans hooked all throughout. Why become a fan of NASCAR races? You would not want to miss out the action on the race tracks and not relate to the latest wins and adrenaline-charged episodes that are all over the sports news.

2. Large corporations are thrilled to sponsor the races; carmakers love to talk about the technological evolutions of the race cars; most men with driver’s license think they can as well race like the NASCAR drivers. If you still do not realize it, you might be the only one left out of the frenzy!

3. While NASCAR race events are in fact car racing, it is as much of a car technology showcase as well. The racers hold car badges from top notch carmakers and they are housed on greatest names of professional racing teams. If you are a car enthusiast, no way would you want to miss the races.

4. A good number of best NASCAR racers varies from race style and attitude; you can choose from them whom to keep an eye on. Today’s NASCAR’s famous are Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, and Robby Gordon. Mind you, when the famed rivalries heat up on the track, the crowd multiplies the heat million times.

5. It is on TV as well! NASCAR has secured its television rights with NBC Universal and FOX. You can now delve into the action, shout at the top of your lungs when your favorite racer is on a heads-up for the win. Or…

6. Experience the thrill in full five senses by attending a race. The noise from the enthusiastic crowd and from the engines, the live colors, the smell of brakes and rubber, the taste of your own beverage, the heat from the sunny day on the speedway, and the high spirits of everyone around from start to finish – everything will make you realize all the reasons why the sports have had a huge fan base around the world.

5 Worst Crashes in NASCAR History

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Here is the short list of the worst NASCAR crashes in history that lead to developments of what the NASCAR racing is today.

1. Dale Earnhardt Fatal Crash – 2001 Daytona 500

One of the most devastating wrecks in NASCAR history was the fatal crash of Dale Earnhardt Sr. during the final lap in 2001 Daytona 500. While Earnhardt Sr. was struggling to block the rest of the race cars from catching up Earnhardt Jr. and Michael Waltrip who were on heads-up for the win, Sterling Marlin hit the rear bumper of his car. He spun into the middle of the track and another racer Ken Schrader was unable to veer around his car, hitting the passenger side head on. His car smashed headfirst into the hard cement wall and the impact was unforgiving. The crash does not look any serious, but it was indeed serious enough that it claimed Earnhardt’s life. His death was then the catalyst for the new safety requirements in the sports including safer soft barriers.

2. 1960 Daytona Crash

The crash in 1960 Daytona Modified Sportsman Race still holds the record of having largest wrecks in NASCAR history. Back then when there were still 68 race cars running all at the same time on the race track, it only took one lap for the 37 of them to create one huge pile-up that – while it did not cause any fatalities – have sent five drivers to the hospital, demolished 13 cars and ended two professional careers. NASCAR realized the problem in the huge number of race cars creating too much traffic on the field and released new safety rules of letting only 43 cars per race, as what it is now.

3. Rusty Wallace Crashes Both in Talladega and Daytona 1993

Rusty Wallace gave the NASCAR administration and its audience an important lesson in aerodynamics twice in 1993. First was in Daytona where his car running at nearly 200 mph lifted into the air, then flipped and rolled down the track, and second was in Talladega where his car tumbled end over end down the track. Both lands were so dramatic, but they as much pose the danger not just to the driver but to the audience as well. With this concern, NASCAR introduced roof flaps in race cars to keep them from aerodynamic lifts.

4. Glenn “Fireball” Roberts’ Fatal Crash in 1964 World 600 – Charlotte Speedway

The popular NASCAR driver Glenn Roberts could not avoid the wreckage resulted from the crash of his co-racers Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson. His car then slammed into the wall, rolled over the track and eventually burst into fire. 80% of his body obtained burns and he was airlifted to the nearby hospital. During his recovery, he developed pneumonia that in due course took his life. Because of the tragedy, NASCAR since then imposed fire safety measures like requiring all race drivers to wear fire retardant clothing and installing in-vehicle fire extinguishing systems.

5. Richard Petty Crash in 1970 Rebel 400 – Darlington

When “The King” Richard Petty violently hit the retaining wall and then rolled and flipped many times down the track during the 1970 Rebel 400 at South Carolina’s Darlington Speedway, everyone was almost convinced they have lost him. Fortunately, he came out with his limbs all intact and there was not major injury obtained. Nevertheless, the incident paved the way for the NASCAR to require the installation of protective nets and head and neck support in all NASCAR racing vehicles.

10 Reasons Why Every Kid Must Have a Nerf Gun

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Many debates and discussions are centered on the idea of letting kids play nerf guns. Is it all right? Is it just a play or a practice? If it is a practice, it can be good if the kids are aiming to be a military, police, or anything of that sort, but what if they turn out to be on the wrong side of the road? With all the reports regarding on incidents involving real guns and kids, is it really wise to let them play with nerf guns, even if they are just toys?

Well, in an attempt to answer this concern, here are the 10 reasons why every kid should be playing with best nerf guns.

  1. Role playing is essential to a child’s development, even the violent ones. For instance, killing imaginary assailants in order to uphold his role as a protector offers a place for the child to realize a sense of security for his loved ones.
  2. Critical parts of human character can be developed in wise role playing, and games in which the kids are the winner can be a cheerful as well as victorious experience for them, especially and typically for boys as they need channels to act out power and triumph.
  3. They need toy guns, as it can be the best tools they have for them to deal effectively with their aggressions.
  4. The feelings of being deprived of something can sometimes make them even want it more.
  5. At the first opportunity, they can be super enthusiastic about their new nerf guns and other fantasy weapons, but the excitement will soon wear off after they have cherished and played with it long. Soon, they will find new interesting stuff other than their toy guns. If you let them play with it, you save yourself from them getting mad at you and you save them from the feeling of deprivation.
  6. Toy guns are still going to be sneaked into your house in one way or another. Your kid could have traded his/her other toys with his friend’s toy guns, or his grandparents handed it as a gift.
  7. Whether you ban toy guns, they are still going to make one with their hand gestures, their food, their pencils and anything at all.
  8. You have also been kids before, and you surely have played toy guns one way or another. So then, evaluate yourselves: did your toy gun plays turned you into someone who shoot with real guns in real life when you got old? If no, then you know it always depends on the correct handling of things.
  9. Nerf guns are just devices used to launch water or other toys and they come in attractive colors and features that resembles fantasy weapons. Just remember not to buy gun replicas for toys because they might confuse the real one as a toy.
  10. Lighten up a bit. Nerf guns are just toys, and while kids are still kids, they would love to play with it, and you can as well play with them. Soon enough, they’ll get over it and they’ll be interested in some things other than their nerf guns.

Watch Motorsports Like a Pro

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Motorsports have long been part of car culture nearly since the invention of cars. Many forms of motorsports have sprung out since the inception of the sport: from four wheels to two wheels, on asphalt or on dirt or both, races that goes for circling laps to others that go beyond the boundaries of speedways, races that goes for a few laps to others that go on for a day. The thrill, the exhibition, and even the technological showcase of the sports have indulged countless aficionados all over the world. If you have only heard of it but wants to delve in with the enthusiasm, here are some tips on how to watch your preferred motorsports like you have already been watching it for life:

  • Know Your Motorsport

There are countless forms and names of motorsports happening all over the world and these races are categorized according to the type of car or motor used for the race, the standard race site and nature, and length of race period. For two-wheel motorsports, one of the most renowned motorcycle racing is the Moto GP (Grand Prix) – one of the premier class of motorcycle road racing. There are far more forms of racing in four-wheel motorsports category and some of the well-celebrated race events are the Formula 1 World Championships, IMSA SportsCar Championships (International Motor Sports Association), and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing). These races use conventional race sites like on asphalt speedways; there are also race events happening dirt and extremes. While most races end only for a couple of hours or more, motorsport events like the World Endurance Championship can end up to 24 hours depending endurances of the racers.

  • Know What Race To Watch Out For

The thrill in races is largely credited to the type of race tracks the drivers have to accomplish. Some of the best regular- season and championship races in any motorsports happen in race scenes with high-speed corners and long straight-away tracks, as it intensifies the momentum. With this, you should know what races events you should watch out for.

  • Know The Best Teams

Just as any sports for the matter, there will be teams dominating each season whether it be in a consecutive manner or not. In motorsports, countless excellent brands hold powerhouse teams, and you can choose from them in your own preference. Also, learn about the best team rivalries as their races and rallies are highly anticipated.

  • Know the Best Racers

If you have chosen a team, you probably have chosen it because of the racer. The racer’s success does not just count on the wins he had but on how he ran and survived the race. But well, if he won titles back-to-back, he sure is a great one.

  • Know the Cars

Nowadays, most racing teams in any motorsport build their own vehicle, and this is the exact reason why motorsports these days are not just a sport between racers but a technological showcase of the latest innovations applied for the race cars.

Top 5 Most Remarkable Moments in NASCAR History

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  1. Richard Petty Gains His 200th Win

July 4, 1984, at a race at Daytona International Speedway, the legendary Richard Petty seizes his 200th win in his whole career. Up to the moment, he is still the record holder of having most wins in NASCAR racing. What adds up to the glee of Petty’s 200th win is the presence of the US President Ronald Reagan. Onboard the flying Air Force One, President Reagan himself kicked off the event by giving the command, “Gentlemen, start your engines.” He was the first US President to do so.

  1. The First Daytona 500

The inaugural race for the first ever Daytona 500 held at the Daytona International Speedway was not just memorable because of the mere launching itself, but also, because the race did not technically end for three days. The close competition between Lee Petty and Johnny Beauchamp was taken down to the finish line. The finish was too close between the two that it was impossible to immediately declare who won only with the judgment of naked eye. NASCAR officials had to study a photograph of the finish for three days before finally declaring Petty as the winner.

  1. Wendell Scott’s NASCAR Cup Win

Wendell Scott is an African American, and back in the days when race discrimination is still widespread, Scott was initially denied his win allegedly because NASCAR officials could not allow a black man to kiss a beauty queen in the victory lane. Nevertheless, Scott grabbed the title a few hours after when NASCAR confirmed that Scott took the checkered flag with a win two laps ahead of the second placer. This was his first and last NASCAR Sprint Cup title, but he won more than a hundred races in other racing events. Up until now, he remains the only “black man” to ever win a title.

  1. Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson Strived For the 2004 Sprint Cup Title

Four weeks before the end of the 2004 regular season, a plane boarding Hendrick Motorsports employees and their family members had a crash that killed 10 of them. Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, both from the Hendrick Motorsports, were still in the race for the championship at the time of the crash. Despite, or maybe because of, the overwhelming grief, the two had an incredible blast and strived hard for the championship. Although they ended up on great places, neither of them got the title, which was awarded to Kurt Busch.

  1. Tony Stewart Wins 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship

2011 Championship race is probably the best season-ending so far in the history of NASCAR. Tony Stewart qualified for the final race with only three points behind the leading Carl Edwards. In order to claim the championship, Stewarts had to actually win the race first place. While it seemed impossible to do so, Stewarts won the race, with Edwards raced second. As a result, the two drivers tied in points – a first in NASCAR history. In accordance with the NASCAR rules, the tiebreaker favors the racer with the higher number of wins. With Edwards having only one win, Stewarts with five wins so far bags the championship.

Gresham Unveils New Bugband Truck

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Max Gresham and BugBand president Dan Ritter lit up Las Vegas and the National Hardware Show this morning, posing for photos with the new No. 24 Made In USA Brand/BugBand Chevrolet that Gresham will wheel in the N.C. Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, May 18.

Gresham and Ritter were on hand for the unveiling as part of Tuesday’s opening of the 67th-Annual National Hardware Show. One of the largest and longest running annual expositions of its kind, The National Hardware Show showcases new products and services in several major market segments including the Hardware, Tools, Outdoor Living, Homewares, Lawn and Garden, Tailgate and Pet industries.

This year’s expo will draw thousands to the Las Vegas Convention Center, Tuesday-Thursday, May 1-3.

“We’re very proud to partner with Max Gresham,” said BugBand’s Ritter. “Racing is a natural fit with BugBand’s natural insect repellents. We want to provide all of Max’s fans with an insect-free outdoor experience so they can concentrate on enjoying the race.”

BugBand products will be showcased in Booth #10532 throughout the run of the giant trade expo. Gresham signed autographs at the BugBand display prior to today’s truck unveiling and will again be available for autographs and photos at the BugBand exhibit tomorrow – Wednesday – from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

For more information about where to purchase BugBand products, please visit www.bugband.net.

In addition to the Charlotte race association, BugBand will continue to appear as a partner on Gresham’s Joe Denette Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado and other race vehicles at select events throughout the rest of the year. Gresham is also scheduled to participate in several BugBand marketing initiatives in 2012.

BugBand – a Made In USA Brand Certified company – is the first to lend sponsorship to Gresham’s Made In USA Brand on-track awareness program. The effort is a campaign to draw attention to American-made products, services and companies – and to encourage consumers to look for the Made In USA Brand Certification Mark when they are making purchases.
Gresham’s Made In USA Brand/BugBand NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado will be on display at the Made in USA Pavilion throughout this week’s National Hardware Show.

In all, more than 50 companies will be spotlighted in the Made In USA Pavilion this year – the first time in the history of the National Hardware Show that such an area has been designated.

To learn more about the 67th-Annual National Hardware Show, please access www.nationalhardwareshow.com.

For more information about Max Gresham, please visit www.MaxGresham.com.

Race fans interested in pledging with Max Gresham to purchase made in USA manufactured goods can do so for free by logging on to http://www.PledgeForUSA.com.

Companies interested in securing the Made In USA Brand Certification Mark for their products are encouraged to log on and register at http://www.madeinusabrand.com.

Firms approved to use the Made In USA Brand Certification Mark who are interested in partnering with Gresham’s NASCAR Made In USA Brand marketing initiatives this season should contact J.R. Longley at jrlongley@maxgresham.com.