Archive for June, 2023

Portland/Gateway Paint Schemes

Posted on: June 2nd, 2023
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Posted on: June 5th, 2023
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PORTLAND, OR – June 5, 2023 – Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer claimed his first victory of the season and 11th of his NASCAR Xfinity Series career after winning the second annual Xfinity race at Portland International Raceway. This weekend’s win marked Custer’s eighth top-10 finish of the 2023 season and first ever win on a road course.
“Congratulations to Tony, Gene, Jonathan, Cole, and everyone at Stewart-Haas Racing on the win at Portland” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Cole raced his way from the back of the field and put his team in position to win at the end!”
“I’ve never won a road course race before. I’ve been so close, so many times. It’s just awesome to win this. I can’t thank Haas Automation, everybody at Stewart-Haas and the Xfinity program… and the Cup program. This is just a great day. J.T. (Jonathan Toney) just for coming in to crew chief… it’s awesome to get this trophy and get that out of the way. I’m pumped for the rest of the year. We got fast cars, and starting to put it all together.” commented Custer.
Cole Custer qualified P2 in his No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Performance Mustang for Saturday’s Pacific Office Automation 147. After making adjustments to fix a tire before the start of the race, Custer was sent to the rear of the field to start the race. Custer was able to race his way through the field and catch the leaders by the end of stage 2. After an incident with the two leading cars on the final laps of stage 2, Custer made the stage-winning pass at the line, winning by just 0.012s. After leading the first laps of stage 3, Custer missed a corner, and was shuffled back a few positions. A caution for debris came out with just 3 laps to go and Custer was able to race his way to the checkered flag in overtime by taking the lead on the first turn and winning by 0.142 seconds over Justin Allgaier.
Ford Performance teammate Brett Moffitt with AM Racing finished in P12, while Ryan Sieg with RSS Racing finished P18.
The NASCAR Cup Series raced on Sunday at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. Team Penske’s Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney finished P3 and P6, while Front Row Motorsports’ Michael McDowell finished P9 and Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick finished P10.

Both the NASCAR Xfinity and Cup Series head to Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California this weekend.

*Photos courtesy of NASCAR Media & Getty Images

Sonoma Paint Schemes

Posted on: June 8th, 2023
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Posted on: June 12th, 2023
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SONOMA, CA – June 12, 2023 – Aric Almirola won Saturday’s inaugural Xfinity Series DoorDash 250 at Sonoma Raceway, marking the fourth victory of his Xfinity Series career, first on a road course, and first win for the RSS Racing team.
“Congratulations to Aric, Rod Sieg, and everyone at RSS Racing and Stewart-Haas Racing on the Xfinity race win at Sonoma” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Aric and his team executed throughout the race to stay up front and be in the position to win at the end. It’s great to win this inaugural event and see the No. 28 in victory lane.”
“I knew that this racetrack, this is one I that can run good at. I’ve run good here my whole career. I don’t know what it is about this place, but I love racing here. I’m just really thankful that they allowed me to run this car and to come here and run with this team and these guys and I’m just so proud of everybody’s hard work. Everybody at Sieg Racing. Everybody at Stewart-Haas Racing for the collaboration and I’m just really thankful.” commented Almirola.
Aric Almirola qualified P4 for Saturday’s DoorDash 250 at the 1.99-mile road course and was one of seven NASCAR Cup Series drivers that entered this event. There were only 2 caution periods throughout the race for a total of 8 laps with 10 lead changes among 6 different drivers. The end of the race was a battle between Almirola, Kyle Larson, and AJ Allmendinger. After a restart on lap 65, Almirola was able to take the lead after restarting in fifth position and hold off a hard-charging Kyle Larson. Almirola took the checkered flag in his No. 28 Ford Mustang, winning over AJ Allmendinger by 1.868 seconds. This victory marks the second in a row for Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines in the Xfinity Series.
Ford Performance teammate Cole Custer with Stewart-Haas Racing finished P6 posting his eighth consecutive top-10 of the season, while Brett Moffitt with AM Racing finished P12 and Riley Herbst with Stewart-Haas Racing finished P15.
The NASCAR Cup Series also raced at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday. Team Penske’s Joey Logano finished P3, RFK Racing’s Chris Buescher finished P4, and Front Row Motorsports’ Michael McDowell finished in P7.

Both the NASCAR Xfinity and Cup Series take a one-week break and head to Nashville Superspeedway next weekend.

Nashville Paint Schemes

Posted on: June 22nd, 2023
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Chicago Paint Schemes

Posted on: June 29th, 2023
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