The annual race weekend at Road America that features the NTT IndyCar Series will see a new title sponsor in 2019 thanks to REV Group, Inc. The Milwaukee-based manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and provider of parts and services signed a deal to become the title sponsor of what will now be known as the REV Group Grand Prix to be held June 20-23. REV Group, Inc. takes over as title sponsor after Kohler sponsored the race for the past several years.
After their recent announcement regarding the track’s naming rights deal with Michelin, Road Atlanta began this month its construction of the new front stretch tower. The speedway began by dismantling the old tower. Track officials filmed the destruction of the old media tower and put together a time lapse video for fans to see their progress.
Homestead-Miami Speedway prides itself on being one of the top speedway destinations in America. That has been reflected in the track’s facility upkeep, modernization, and overall fan satisfaction. It continues to be host to a variety of events outside of NASCAR’s Ford Championship Weekend as well, with club racing and various track day events taking place on the premises throughout the year.
When NASCAR returns to Sonoma Raceway in the summer of 2019, fans will have a new layout to watch the racing action from. For the first time since 1997, NASCAR will race on the circuit’s classic carousel instead of the shorter short-chute they have used since the 1998 season.
Talladega has been one of the most legendary tracks in the NASCAR system for more than 50 years. Its long straightaway allows for petal to the metal racing that allows for both spectacular wrecks and furious sprints to capture the checkered flag.
Today, Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) is a 125,000-seat success story, with an 850-acre campus. The infield area alone is more than 120 acres. It is known as one of NASCAR’s fastest tracks, as it is one of only two tracks that does not require restrictor plates on the cars. The record for average lap speed during qualifying is 197 mph by Geoff Bodine and during a race the top average lap speed record is 158 mph by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. It is for these reasons that AMS uses “Real Racing… Real Fast” as its slogan.