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Former NASCAR Champion, Matt Kenseth, will serve as Grand Marshal of the NASCAR XFINITY CTECH Manufacturing 180. The green flag drops on August 24th at 2 p.m., central time, and will be broadcast on NBCSN.
Kenseth, from Cambridge, Wis., a two-time Daytona 500 champion, racked up 39 victories at 19 different tracks and took the top honor in 2003 as the last Winston Cup Series Champion. Kenseth also boasts an International Race of Champions (IROC) title in 2004, and qualified for the Playoffs in 13 of 14 seasons. Kenseth’s 39 Cup Series victories ranked 19th all-time entering 2018. He also recorded 20 pole positions, 181 top-five finishes and 327 top-10 finishes in 650 starts or more than 50 percent of his total Cup starts.
Kenseth has also collected 29 wins in NASCAR’s XFINITY Series with his last victory coming in the series’ at the season-finale event at Homestead in 2014. Kenseth has earned 139 top-five finishes, 202 top-ten finishes, and 17 poles in his 288 starts in the series. Kenseth is looking forward to being on hand for the all the festivities surrounding the CTECH Manufacturing 180 at Road America.
Kenseth will sign autographs for fans at the CTECH Manufacturing Trailer near Victory Lane from 11:30 a.m. to Noon. He will then wave the green flag at 2 p.m., to start the race.
“The only bad thing about it is I have to realize I am old enough to be a Grand Marshal,” Kenseth said with a laugh. “Seriously though, it is a big honor to be the Grand Marshal of such a big race. It is also close to my home. It is very nice to be honored with this and I am glad CTECH Manufacturing selected me for this year’s event, this means a tremendous amount to me.”
Everything for the NASCAR XFINITY Series CTECH Manufacturing 180, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks presented by Menards, SCCA Pro Trans Am and F3 America’s Championship weekend begins on Thursday, August 22, with test sessions and practice sessions for Trans Am and F3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Practice for SCCA Pro Trans Am, F3 America’s Championship and practice and qualifying for SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck Series presented by Menards takes up the majority of the morning on Friday, August 23, with the Stadium SUPER Trucks running from 9:25 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.
For those unaware, The SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck races presented by Menards will feature four 36-inch tall aluminum ramps placed in strategic locations on the racecourse, allowing the trucks to fly 20 feet off the ground and hundreds of feet down the race course.
The first practice for the NASCAR XFINITY series is at 12:35 p.m. on Friday followed by qualifying for the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck Series at 1:35 p.m. The final NASCAR XFINITY practice is at 2:35 p.m. with SCCA Pro Trans Am qualifying rounding out the Friday schedule at 4:10 p.m.
Saturday, August 24, begins with SCCA Pro Trans Am driver introductions at 7:45 a.m. with the first SCCA Pro Trans Am race at 8 a.m., followed by a second SCCA Pro Trans Am race at 11:40 a.m.
A NASCAR XFINITY Series driver autograph session is scheduled from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. in the paved area just west of Victory Lane in the Paddock.
NASCAR XFINITY CTECH Manufacturing 180 qualifying begins at 10:40 a.m., with the first SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck Series presented by Menards race at 12:50 p.m.
The green flag drops at 2 p.m., for the NASCAR XFINITY Series CTECH Manufacturing 180 race, which will also be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network. The SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck Series presented by Menards second race rounds out the on track activity with the second race at 5:15 p.m.
Tickets are available and additional event details; ticket pricing and camping information can be found at www.roadamerica.com or by calling 800-365-7223. There will be karting all weekend at the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex, Pace Car Rides on Friday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., a Family Fun Zone in Turn 1 on Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Road America’s Disc Golf Course will be open all weekend.
Anyone 16-years-old and under gets in FREE with a paying adult at the gate. Racing runs rain or shine.
For the eleventh time in Series history, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models are heading back to Shawano Speedway to compete in the Sundrop Shootout on Tuesday, July 30 – the fourth of six races in The Badger State on the 2019 schedule.
The Shawano Speedway has almost always been a staple of the tour’s Northern/Midwestern swing. Next Tuesday will be the 10th consecutive year for the Outlaws at the Shawano County Fairgrounds; the first visit came over 30 years ago on June 5, 1989, when Rick Egersdorf took the checkered flag.
Last year, Chris Madden put a big hurt on the field, leading all 50 laps en route to his sixth victory of the year. Despite those 2018 successes, Madden has since switched to a new team and made it home for the first half of the 2019 season, behind the wheel of the Skyline Motorsports #44. Madden departed Skyline just over one month ago and is not expected to be amongst those in the pit area to defend his Sundrop Shootout crown next week.
One driver to keep an eye on instead will be Madden’s replacement in the second Skyline Motorsports entry, 2015 World of Outlaws Champion Shane Clanton. After taking over the reins in June at the Firecracker 100 at Lernerville Speedway, Clanton has given Skyline team owner Greg Bruening his first World of Outlaws victory with a statement win at Ogilvie Raceway just two weekends ago. “The Georgia Bulldog” is also the most recent full-time Outlaw to win at the half-mile, back on August 2, 2016.
Standing tall in the win column so far this season is 2017 Series Champion Brandon Sheppard. The New Berlin, Illinois-native has stacked an incredible 13 wins in 24 races and totaled 20 podium finishes in World of Outlaws competition. “The Rocket Shepp” has only finished outside of the top five once; that came in the very first race of the season at Screven Motor Speedway in February. As of July 24, the Rocket1 Racing pilot is out front in the points standings by 216 markers over tour veteran Darrell Lanigan.
Lanigan, now back behind the wheel of his own Club 29 Chassis after a three-year World of Outlaws absence, is still searching for his first Series win of the year. The three-time champion has come close several times, and his second-best 13 top-fives in 2019 are a testament to his team’s resilience on the track.
Leading Rookie of the Year contender Ricky Weiss, of Headingley, Manitoba, is right on Lanigan’s heels in the points standings, just 16 points out of second. A strong North/Midwest stretch has recently displayed the team’s improvement over the year, having finished inside the top 10 in every race since the swing began back in late June. Four podium finishes in the last six races all the more help his bid for the 2019 Rookie title.
Clanton maintains control of the fourth spot in points, while Kansan Chase Junghans holds onto fifth. Dennis Erb Jr., Cade Dillard and Brent Larson occupy spots six, seven and eight while Boom Briggs and Blake Spencer round out the top ten.
New to the World of Outlaws visit to Shawano this year will be the appearance of several Dirt Kings Late Model Tour drivers. The Outlaws will take on the battle-tested Wisconsin heroes of the Dirt Kings series for Badger State supremacy. Brandon Sheppard has five wins on Wisconsin tracks in the past two years, but the Dirt Kings’ knowledge and laps around Shawano could prove challenging.
Joining the Outlaws at the track in Tuesday’s race program will be the IMCA Stock Cars and Modifieds, slated for a 6:30 p.m. central start time.
Tickets for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series event at Shawano Speedway can be purchased at the track on race day. For pricing and other track information, visit www.shawanospeedway.net, or call (715) 526-7069.
As always, fans can also watch every lap of World of Outlaws action live on DIRTVision.com with a Late Model Fast Pass subscription, only $39 per month.
NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The five-person group – the 11th since the inception of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010 – consists of Buddy Baker, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart and Waddell Wilson. In addition, NASCAR announced that Edsel Ford II earned the 2020 Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. The distinguished group will be honored during the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Jan. 31, 2020.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel met today in a closed session at the Charlotte Convention Center to debate and vote upon the 20 nominees for the induction class of 2020 and the five nominees for the Landmark Award.
The Class of 2020 was determined by votes cast by the Voting Panel, including representatives from NASCAR, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, track owners from major facilities and historic short tracks, media members, manufacturer representatives, competitors (drivers, owners, crew chiefs), recognized industry leaders, a nationwide fan vote conducted through NASCAR.com and, for the sixth year, the reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion (Joey Logano). In all, 57 votes were cast, with two additional Voting Panel members recused from voting as potential nominees for induction (Ricky Rudd and Waddell Wilson). The accounting firm of EY presided over the tabulation of the votes.
Voting was as follows: Tony Stewart (88%), Joe Gibbs (72%), Waddell Wilson (72%), Buddy Baker (70%) and Bobby Labonte (67%).
The next top vote-getters were Mike Stefanik, Ray Fox and Hershel McGriff.
Results for the NASCAR.com Fan Vote, in alphabetical order, were Buddy Baker, Neil Bonnett, Harry Gant, Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart.
The five inductees came from a group of 20 nominees that included, in addition to the five inductees chosen: Sam Ard, Neil Bonnett, Red Farmer, Ray Fox, Harry Gant, John Holman, Harry Hyde, Hershel McGriff, Ralph Moody, Marvin Panch, Jim Paschal, Larry Phillips, Ricky Rudd, Mike Stefanik and Red Vogt.
Nominees for the Landmark Award included Edsel Ford II, Alvin Hawkins, Mike Helton, Dr. Joseph Mattioli and Ralph Seagraves.
The Class of 2020 Induction Weekend is set for Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, through Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The official Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The Class of 2020 marks the 11th class and a total of 55 legends inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Tickets to Induction Ceremony events begin at $75 per person (plus tax and applicable service fees). Tickets go on sale on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 10 a.m. ET. Special pre-sales will be available to NASCAR Hall of Fame members Tuesday, June 25 through Friday, July 5. For additional details about the Class of 2020 Induction Weekend events and to learn about becoming a NASCAR Hall of Fame member, visit nascarhall.com.
Class of 2020 Inductees:
At six feet, six inches tall, Buddy Baker was often called the “Gentle Giant,” a nod to her personable nature during a 33-year career. In 1980, the Charlotte, North Carolina, native won the Daytona 500 with an average race speed of 177.602 mph – a track record that still stands. That same year, Baker became the first driver to eclipse the 200-mph mark on a closed course while testing at Talladega Superspeedway. He won 19 races in the Cup series, including a victory in the 1970 Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway where he lapped the rest of the field. He also won back-to-back Coca-Cola 600s at Charlotte in 1972-73. After retiring in 1992, Baker made a successful transition to the television booth as a commentator for The Nashville Network and CBS, and later as a radio co-host on Late Shift and Tradin’ Paint for SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Joe Gibbs has won throughout his entire life. The three-time Super Bowl champion football coach started Joe Gibbs Racing in 1992 and has led the organization to four Cup Series championships and five Xfinity Series titles. Known as a master motivator, Gibbs’ 164 Cup Series owner wins (through May 22, 2019) rank third all-time. They include three Daytona 500 victories and five Brickyard 400 wins. His Cup Series titles have come with three different drivers: Bobby Labonte (2000), Tony Stewart (2002, ’05) and Kyle Busch (2015). Referred to in NASCAR circles has simply “Coach,” Gibbs was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996.
The ultimate grinder, Bobby Labonte raced any car he could get behind the wheel of before he got his first break as a full-time Cup Series driver at 28 years old in 1993. His persistence paid off with a career highlighted by 21 trips to Victory Lane and the 2000 Cup Series title. A success in all three of NASCAR’s national series, Labonte was the first of four drivers to win both a Cup and Xfinity Series championship. He is also one of 27 drivers to win a race in all three national series. The Texan showed up on the biggest stages throughout his 2000 Cup championship season, earning two of his four wins in the Brickyard 400 and Southern 500.
Known as “The People’s Champion” for his blue-collar, hard-nosed style of competition, Stewart immediately showed that he would be a force to be reckoned with in NASCAR – earning three victories in his Rookie of the Year season. The titles soon followed. Stewart won his first Cup championship in 2002 driving for Joe Gibbs Racing and answered that quickly in 2005. His versatility was on display throughout his 17-year NASCAR career. He tallied 49 wins in the Cup Series – winning on every style of track. He won the prestigious Brickyard 400 at his beloved, home-state Indianapolis Motor Speedway twice. In 2009, Stewart became a team owner, partnering with Gene Haas. He won 16 times as a driver/owner including one of the most memorable championship pursuits in history. In 2011, he won five of the 10 Playoff races – including the season finale – to claim his third title by virtue of a tiebreaker over Carl Edwards.
A dual threat as an engine builder and crew chief, Waddell Wilson powered and guided cars to some of the biggest victories in NASCAR history. As an engine builder, he supplied the power that helped David Pearson (1968, ’69) and Benny Parsons (1973) to Cup Series titles. Overall, Wilson’s engines helped some of the greatest drivers to ever wheel a car – including NASCAR Hall of Famers Pearson, Fireball Roberts, Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip – to 109 wins and 123 poles. He originally gained acclaim for building the engine Roberts used to win the 1963 Southern 500. Wilson guided three cars to Victory Lane in the Daytona 500 as a crew chief, winning The Great American Race with Buddy Baker (1980) and Cale Yarborough (1983-84). The famed “Grey Ghost” he assembled for Buddy Baker still holds the Daytona 500 record with an average speed of 177.602 MPH.
Road America today announced that Door Peninsula Winery has become a partner and official wine provider for the facility. Door Peninsula wines, produced in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, will now be the preferred wines poured at America’s National Park of Speed.
Along with over 500 events held seasonally at the 640-acre facility, ten major weekends are open to the public, which include the NTT IndyCar Series, the MotoAmerica Superbike series, three vintage racing events, numerous Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) events, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and the NASCAR XFINITY Series, which will help present Door Peninsula Winery’s numerous award winning wines to race fans visiting the world renowned facility. They will be also be served as part of Road America’s catering services and in all luxury suites.
“We couldn’t be more excited about being named the Official Wine Provider for Road America,” said Robert Peterson, Marketing Director for Door Peninsula Winery. “Road America is an icon in Wisconsin, having been a driving force of tourism for over 60 years bringing hundreds of thousands of race fans to the area every season. Door Peninsula Wines is honored with the opportunity to partner with Road America to provide race fans with Wisconsin wines made with the finest locally grown fruit.”
Twenty-eight College Students to Participate Across the Industry; Summer Program Begins Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race Weekend
As NASCAR® and its fans prepare to celebrate 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race weekend in Charlotte, N.C., the industry will welcome today the newest class of interns selected to the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP).
Twenty-eight undergraduate and graduate students from universities across the country will begin orientation today in Charlotte and participate in a motorsports tour that will include Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the other racing venues in and around the city.
On Saturday, May 19, the new intern class will experience the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race (8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90) live from Charlotte Motor Speedway as NASCAR’s brightest stars compete for $1 million in prize money.
“For many, the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program provides an introduction to motorsports as well as valuable, hands-on experience in an industry rich with opportunity,” said Paula Miller, NASCAR senior vice president and chief human resources officer. “As we welcome each new class, we’re reminded of the many careers launched by this program and the positive impact our graduates continue to have on the sport.”
One of the premier internships in sports, NDIP offers college students from diverse backgrounds a unique and practical experience in the motorsports industry. More than 400 students and several industry partners have participated in NDIP since its inception in 2000.
Twenty-four former interns are currently employed in the NASCAR industry. The list includes Jusan Hamilton, who in 2017 became the first African American to serve as race director for a NASCAR national series event. In addition to his race director responsibilities, Hamilton oversees the NASCAR Drive for Diversity driver and pit crew development programs.
Brandon Thompson, a 15-year NASCAR industry veteran, completed NDIP internships in 2003 and 2004 in between semesters at Clark Atlanta University. Thompson now runs the Touring Series for NASCAR as managing director.
Katherine Lee, another NDIP alum, works on the events team at NASCAR and organizes high-profile events such as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards and NASCAR Fuel for Business events. In 2017, Dejah Gilliam was a communications intern at NASCAR and now, as a fulltime member of the team, supports industry initiatives across several teams and tracks.
Maryland native Kenneth Lee was part of last year’s NDIP class, and following his internship was hired as an associate producer for Motor Racing Network (MRN) in Concord, N.C. As part of orientation on Friday, Lee will give the new interns a tour of MRN studios.
The 2019 NDIP class will have roles at NASCAR and program partners across the industry which include International Speedway Corporation (ISC), Toyota,MRN and several tracks and teams.
Throughout the program, interns will interact with industry professionals at an array of networking events and lunch-and-learns led by NASCAR executives.The interns will also have access to mentors and NDIP alumni currently working at the sanctioning body and partner organizations.
NDIP is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate-level college students and offers hands-on experience with one of the top sports industries in the country. The internship provides opportunities to multicultural students from all majors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
The 2019 NASCAR Diversity Internship Program class includes:
|Rocco Babun||NASCAR Partnership Marketing||Elon University|
|Evelis Casey||Watkins Glen International||Loyola University Maryland|
|Gerald Donaldson||NASCAR Graphic Design||Clemson University|
|Carlos Fernandez||NASCAR Finance||University of Vermont|
|Aditya Baban Ghawre||NASCAR Research & Development||North Carolina State University|
|Dontre Graves||Rev Racing||Jackson State University|
|Wesley Hopkins||Roush Fenway Racing||University of Connecticut|
|John Huger Jr.||ISC Partnership Marketing & Sales||Bethune-Cookman University|
|MaKenzie Johnson||Toyota||Claflin University|
|Suzi Lee||NASCAR Licensing||California State University, Fullerton|
|Lawrence McMillion II||Richmond Raceway||Virginia State University|
|Jordan Mitchell||NASCAR Driver Marketing||University of Tulsa|
|Sean Montgomery||NASCAR Digital Content||Georgia College|
|Kylee Morgan||Richard Childress Racing||University of North Carolina at Greensboro|
|Seth Myers||ISC Legal||Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University|
|Julia Nowicki||ISC Digital Communications||Syracuse University|
|Monon Rahman||NASCAR Research & Development||University of Kentucky|
|Lukens Rivil||NASCAR Legal||Florida A&M University College of Law|
|Savanna Samuels||NASCAR International Broadcasting||Howard University|
|Justin Sifford||NASCAR Technical Inspection||NASCAR Technical Institute|
|Isabella Sisneros||Daytona International Speedway||Arizona State University|
|Jai Hyun So||NASCAR Analytics & Insights||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Cora Taft||ISC Sales Academy||Georgetown University|
|Avery Oliver||The NASCAR Foundation||Rhodes College|
|Charles Tsao||Michigan International Speedway||University of Michigan|
|Tanvee Wakankar||NASCAR Digital Media||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Mia Williams||NASCAR Communications||Towson University|
|Lucia Zapata||NASCAR Growth Segments||University of Central Florida|
A champion crowned in the desert. The Last Great Colosseum becomes a postseason factor. A tricky doubleheader. The birthplace of NASCAR bookends the regular season.
NASCAR today announced significant, dynamic changes to the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, with intriguing shifts during both the regular season and the Playoffs.
Most notably next season, NASCAR’s championship will transition from the beaches of Miami to the desert near Phoenix, Arizona, following the renovation and reconfiguration of ISM Raceway. These recent changes delivered a new and exciting form of racing just a few weeks ago, reinforcing it as the perfect stage for the 2020 championship finale. As part of the new schedule, a champion will be crowned on Sunday, Nov. 8 – a week earlier than in previous seasons.
Fans have expressed their desire for more short tracks in the Playoffs, and as a result, the iconic Bristol Night Race will become a part of the 10-week title battle as the first cut-off race on Saturday, Sept. 19. Bristol will join the Charlotte Roval (Sunday, Oct. 11) and Martinsville (Sunday, Nov. 1) as cut-off races, creating some of the most intense and pressure-packed “win-or-go-home” cut-off race scenarios in NASCAR Playoffs history.
Another race rich with history will also join the post-season fold, as the “Lady in Black,” Darlington Raceway, will be the first race of the NASCAR Playoffs on Sunday, Sept. 6 with Las Vegas becoming the first race of the second round on Sunday, Sept. 27.
“The fans and the industry as a whole have been vocal about the desire for sweeping changes to the schedule, and the 2020 slate is a reflection of our efforts to execute against that feedback,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. “These changes are a result of unprecedented consensus-building with our race tracks and broadcast partners; something we look to continue into 2021 and beyond.”
The Great American Race, the Daytona 500, will once again open the NASCAR season during President’s Day weekend on Sunday, Feb. 16, but NASCAR’s second visit to Daytona will come with much more on the line than in previous seasons. Under the lights on Saturday, Aug. 29, the superspeedway will set the Playoffs field as the last regular season race of the year.
“Quite fittingly, the birthplace of NASCAR will host the bookend races to the 2020 regular season,” O’Donnell said. “Racing in Daytona – particularly in the summer under the lights – never fails in delivering intense and unpredictable action. There’s no question this venue will create some incredible drama as drivers make one last push for a playoff spot.”
Following the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s trip to the West Coast will commence immediately with stops in Las Vegas (Sunday, Feb. 23), Auto Club (Sunday, March 1) and ISM Raceway (Sunday, March 8). Atlanta will move to Sunday, March 15 followed by Miami on Sunday, March 22.
Martinsville will move back in the schedule to take the spotlight – quite literally – on Mother’s Day Weekend when cars hit the track under the lights for primetime racing on Saturday, May 9.
Pocono Raceway will make history when it helps kick off NASCAR’s summer portion of the schedule. On Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, the Tricky Triangle will host back-to-back premier series events, creating a bucket-list, can’t miss destination weekend for NASCAR fans.
Finally, a tradition continues, with a passing of the baton from one iconic race track to another during the July 4th Weekend. Indianapolis Motor Speedway moves to a cornerstone weekend on the NASCAR calendar with a race at the Brickyard on July 5, a spot previously occupied by Daytona International Speedway.
The entire 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule is listed below, and once again all races will air on either the FOX or NBC family of networks, MRN, PRN, IMS Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Specific times and networks will be released at a later date.
See below for full schedule.
2020 NASCAR CUP SERIES SCHEDULE
|Sunday, Feb. 9||The Clash|
|Thursday, Feb. 13||Duel at Daytona|
|Sunday, Feb. 16||Daytona 500|
|Sunday, Feb. 23||Las Vegas Motor Speedway|
|Sunday, March 1||Auto Club Speedway|
|Sunday, March 8||ISM Raceway|
|Sunday, March 15||Atlanta Motor Speedway|
|Sunday, March 22||Homestead-Miami Speedway|
|Sunday, March 29||Texas Motor Speedway|
|Sunday, April 5||Bristol Motor Speedway|
|Sunday, April 19||Richmond Raceway|
|Sunday, April 26||Talladega Superspeedway|
|Sunday, May 3||Dover International Speedway|
|Saturday, May 9||Martinsville Speedway|
|Saturday, May 16||All-Star Race, Charlotte|
|Sunday, May 24||Charlotte Motor Speedway|
|Sunday, May 31||Kansas Speedway|
|Sunday, June 7||Michigan International Speedway|
|Sunday, June 14||Sonoma Raceway|
|Sunday, June 21||Chicagoland Speedway|
|Saturday, June 27||Pocono Raceway|
|Sunday, June 28||Pocono Raceway|
|Sunday, July 5||Indianapolis Motor Speedway|
|Saturday, July 11||Kentucky Speedway|
|Sunday, July 19||New Hampshire Motor Speedway|
|Sunday, Aug. 9||Michigan International Speedway|
|Sunday, Aug. 16||Watkins Glen International|
|Sunday, Aug. 23||Dover International Speedway|
|Saturday, Aug. 29||Daytona International Speedway|
|Sunday, Sept. 6||Darlington Raceway|
|Saturday, Sept. 12||Richmond Raceway|
|Saturday, Sept. 19||Bristol Motor Speedway|
|Sunday, Sept. 27||Las Vegas Motor Speedway|
|Sunday, Oct. 4||Talladega Superspeedway|
|Sunday, Oct. 11||Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval|
|Sunday, Oct. 18||Kansas Speedway|
|Sunday, Oct. 25||Texas Motor Speedway|
|Sunday, Nov. 1||Martinsville Speedway|
|Sunday, Nov. 8||ISM Raceway|
In a statement to the track, Kenseth said of returning to run the Slinger Nationals:
“I can’t think of a better place for me to get back in a race car than Slinger. It’s been a good track for me throughout my career. We’ve had a lot of success there, a lot of memorable moments, and I’m looking forward to going back.
“The Nationals have always been one of the major events in all of short track racing. Certainly it was the one you wanted to win growing up in Wisconsin. Throughout the years, a lot of big names in NASCAR have raced in the Nationals. That’s a testament to how big of a race this has been for some time.”
Kenseth is a seven-time Slinger Nationals champion, winning the event in 1994, 2002, ’06, ’08, ’09, ’12, ’16.
Among those who have won the Slinger Nationals in the past are racing legends such as Alan Kulwicki, Dick Trickle, Mark Martin and Kyle Busch.
The day is finally here!! I’m so excited and grateful to drive to @StewartHaasRcng @FordPerformance No. 41 in 2019. Follow our journey all season on IG, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook 🤙🏼 #NASCAR #StewartHaasRacing #FordPerformance pic.twitter.com/KjFmW6rnq8
— Daniel Suárez (@Daniel_SuarezG) January 7, 2019