Some major changes were announced heading into the season, making some of us wonder how these changes would play out once the racing started.
Sunday is the 100th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which is the second oldest race in the country behind the Indy 500.
14,115 feet high, 12.42 miles and 156 turns call drivers from all over the world.
Coming off their best season in 10 years of NASCAR racing, Furniture Row Racing will start the 2016 season with a manufacture change.
Toyota has replaced Chevrolet as the manufacturer of choice. A technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing allows access to better technical info. Bass Pro Shop has come on board to sponsor 9 races starting this weekend for the Sprint Unlimited and other races throughout the season.
The ride started 21 years ago because a group wanted to ride from California back to North Carolina. They knew they couldn’t take a week off work so they decided to make is for Charity stopping at Children’s hospitals along the way. That lasted for 5 years and now the money goes to Victory Junction Camp with stops still at children’s hospitals to tell the people about the camp. Children attend camp for free so this is one of the ways to fund the camp.
You may think it odd that a NASCAR team is based out of Denver, Colorado. But in reality it’s a diamond mine here. Furniture Row Racing has all the equipment that the teams in North Carolina do. Plus they have the added advantage of the employees tending to stick around. Nothing beats that family feeling.