2016 Feature Articles

Just a few of the drivers we featured in 2016:

Jordan Anderson / Hunter BaizeLochlan Bearman / Nicole Behar / Chase Briscoe / Brandon BrownChris Buescher / Harrison BurtonWilliam Byron / Kodie Conner / Matt CraigSpencer Davis / Alon Day / Conor Daly / Gus Dean / Tyler DippelChristie Doran / Grant Enfinger / Charlie Fagg / Justin FontaineNick Galante / Joey Gase / Todd Gilliland / Kaz Grala / Ben Green / Justin HaleyEsmee Hawkey / Daniel Hemric / Bret Holmes / Erik Jones / Quinlan Lall / Julia Landauer / Cayden Lapcevich / Raphaël LessardLiz Montgomery / John Hunter Nemechek / Lando Norris / Thomas Praytor / Ryan Preece / Senna Proctor / Tyler ReddickAlex Reed / Ryan ReedJaiden Reyna / Alex Sedgwick / Garrett Smithley / Dean Stoneman / Daniel Suarez / Kyle WeathermanSantiago Urrutia / Dan Zelos

DECEMBER 2016:

Driver2Driver feature will return to Destination: Victory Lane in 2017, by Richard Slifkin (12/9)

Rookie Spotlight Presented By BugBand: Where Are The 2016 Rookies Going?, by Richard Slifkin (12/16)

NOVEMBER 2016:

Momentum could carry Ryan Reed into Homestead XFINITY finale, by Liam Redford (11/6)

Matt Craig takes PASS South Super Late Model championship in season finale at Concord, by Richard Slifkin (11/7)

Rookie Spotlight presented by BugBand: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship contending rookies, by Arie Ess (11/8)

Raphaël Lessard Takes CARS Super Late Model Championship Title For David Gilliland Racing, by Richard Slifkin (11/12)

McCaskill Tops Lemons For CARS Late Model Stock Tour Championship, by Justin Slifkin (11/13)

Rookie Spotlight presented by BugBand: NASCAR XFINITY Series Rookie Championship contender Erik Jones, by Richard Slifkin (11/15)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Four Homestead Stats, by Justin Slifkin (11/16)

NASCAR Xfinity Series move will inspire Tyler Reddick, by Liam Redford (11/27)

Rookie Spotlight Presented By BugBand: Expectations Will Be High For 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookies, by Richard Slifkin (11/30)

OCTOBER 2016:

Justin Haley Wins NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship, by Richard Slifkin (10/3)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series reaches its first chase elimination race – CMS stats, by Justin Slifkin (10/5)

Rookie Spotlight Presented By BugBand: Q&A With NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Driver Tyler Dippel, by Richard Slifkin (10/6)

Rookie Spotlight Presented By BugBand: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Rookie Of The Year, by Arie Ess (10/10)

Rookie Gilliland Takes Solid Point Lead Into K&N West Season Finale At All American, by Richard Slifkin (10/13)

Brandon Brown Proving To Be A Quick Study In XFINITY Series Competition, by Liam Redford (10/16)

Rookie Spotlight Presented By BugBand: NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Champion, by Richard Slifkin (10/17)

Rookie Lochlan Bearman takes fourth in final Fiesta Junior Championship point standings, by Richard Slifkin (10/25)

NASCAR Sets New Guidelines For Cup Series Driver Participation In XFINITY And Trucks, by Richard Slifkin (10/26)

Side-By-Side Racing On Tap For Round 2, Race 1 Of Inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase, by Justin Slifkin (10/27)

Harrison Burton Solid In NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut, by Richard Slifkin (10/29)

Justin Fontaine Overcomes Brake Issues To Complete NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut, by Richard Slifkin (10/30)

SEPTEMBER 2016:

Rookie Spotlight Presented By Bugband: Tight Indylights Championship Battle Heads To Final 3 Races, by Arie Ess (9/1)

Nemechek’s Win At CTMP Sets Up Must Win At Chicago For Drivers Outside The Current Chase Grid, by Richard Slifkin (9/6)

Rookie Spotlight Presented By Bugband: Indy Lights Driver Santi Urrutia, by Arie Ess (9/7)

Zelos aiming for a strong end to the season, by Liam Redford (9/9)

XFINITY Series heads to Richmond with inaugural chase on the horizon – track/series historical stats, by Justin Slifkin (9/9)

Destination: Victory Lane congratulates Richard Slifkin on NMPA membership, D:VL staff (9/14)

Gilliland holds 13-point championship lead as K&N West season enters final stretch, by Richard Slifkin (9/14)

Rookie Spotlight Presented By Bugband: NASCAR Pinty’s Series Champion Cayden Lapcevich, by Arie Ess (9/19)

NHRA U.S. Nationals At Indianapolis In Need Of A Facelift To Live Up To Its Prestigious History, by Adena Siefert (9/19)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase set to kick off at New Hampshire following intense end to the regular season, by Richard Slifkin (9/21)

Dedication pays off for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor Jordan Anderson, by Liam Redford (9/25)

Justin Haley looks to claim NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship in Dover season finale, by Richard Slifkin (9/28)

Seven of the eight Truck Series championship contenders bring Las Vegas experience to Chase Race number two, by Justin Slifkin (9/29)

AUGUST 2016:

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES POCONO MOUNTAINS 150 TWEETCAP, by Adena Siefert (8/1)

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTED BY BUGBAND: NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES AT POCONO, by Arie Ess (8/2)

WATKINS GLEN NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STAT HISTORY NOT FAVORABLE TO XFINITY REGULARS, by Justin Slifkin (8/4)

USAC RACER BRYAN CLAUSON HOSPITALIZED AFTER HORRIFIC CRASH IN KANSAS, (8/7)

REST IN PEACE BRYAN CLAUSON: JUNE 15, 1989 – AUGUST 7, 2016, (8/8)

WINLESS DRIVERS AIMING FOR THREE REMAINING CHASE SPOTS OVER THE NEXT 4 TRUCK SERIES RACES, by Richard Slifkin (8/10)

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES BRISTOL STAT PREVIEW – WANT TO WIN? START UP FRONT!, by Justin Slifkin (8/16)

Kennedy earns Truck Series Chase berth, Peters shifts to Chase bubble, by Richard Slifkin (8/21)

Rookie Spotlight Presented By Bugband: NASCAR D4D Pit Crew Program, by Arie Ess (8/22)

Alon Day Looking To Build On Mid-Ohio Success, by Liam Redford (8/23)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History At Michigan International Speedway, by Justin Slifkin (8/25)

15-Year Old Raphaël Lessard Wins At Concord, Become First 2-Time Cars SLM Tour Winner In 2016, by Richard Slifkin (8/28)

JULY 2016:

STAT REWIND: CHASE BRISCOE NEAR-PERFECT AS ARCA SEASON REACHES MIDWAY POINT, by Richard Slifkin (7/4)

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTED BY BUGBAND: ROOKIE REPORT CARDS PART II – TRUCKS & K&N WEST, a collaboration between Arie Ess, David Levine, Liam Redford, Adena Siefert, Justin Slifkin and Richard Slifkin (7/5)

KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY TRACK HISTORY: NASCAR XFINITY SERIES, by Justin Slifkin (7/6)

RACE WINS ON THE MINDS OF CARS TOUR SLM DRIVERS AS THE SEASON REACHES HALFWAY MARK, by Richard Slifkin (7/11)

CHALLENGING MEETING AT CASTLE COMBE FOR TALENTED LOCHLAN BEARMAN, by Liam Redford (7/18)

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTED BY BUGBAND: NASCAR PINTY’S SERIES RACER CAYDEN LAPCEVICH, by Arie Ess (7/20)

BRISCOE PICKS UP THIRD STRAIGHT ARCA WIN, ROOKIES TAKE TOP THREE SPOTS AT LUCAS OIL RACEWAY, by Richard Slifkin (7/25)

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTED BY BUGBAND: NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST DRIVER JULIA LANDAUER, by Richard Slifkin (7/28)

KYLE WEATHERMAN FOCUSED ON ARCA VICTORY LANE FOR 4 MORE RACES IN 2016, by Richard Slifkin (7/28)

BRISCOE CONTINUES ARCA DOMINATION WITH TRICKY TRIANGLE VICTORY, by Arie Ess (7/29)

JUNE 2016:

GRANT ENFINGER PICKS UP 15TH CAREER ARCA SERIES WIN AT POCONO, by Richard Slifkin (6/4)

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTED BY BUGBAND: THE ARCA RACING SERIES ROTY BATTLE [RULE 4-F], by Arie Ess (6/7)

BREAKTHROUGH WEEKEND FOR CHARLIE FAGG AT OULTON PARK, by Liam Redford (6/8)

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY HISTORIC STATS, by Justin Slifkin (6/8)

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES RACE HISTORY AT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, by Justin Slifkin (6/9)

NCWTS RATTLESNAKE 400 TWEETCAP, by Adena Siefert (6/13)

DEFENDING CARS SUPER LATE MODEL TOUR CHAMPION COLE TIMM WINS AT TRI-COUNTY, by Richard Slifkin (6/14)

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTED BY BUGBAND: INDYLIGHTS DRIVER DEAN STONEMAN, by Arie Ess (6/14)

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTED BY BUGBAND: ARCA RACING SERIES / NICOLE BEHAR, by Liam Redford (6/20)

GATEWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK TRACK HISTORY: NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES, by Justin Slifkin (6/23)

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTED BY BUGBAND: ROOKIE REPORT CARDS, a collaboration between Arie Ess, David Levine, Liam Redford, Adena Siefert, Justin Slifkin and Richard Slifkin (6/27)

DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY TRACK HISTORY: NASCAR XFINITY SERIES, by Justin Slifkin (6/30)

MAY 2016:

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTED BY BUGBAND – ARCA RACING SERIES AT TALLADEGA – GUS DEAN, by Arie Ess (5/4)

NEMECHEK LOOKS TO MAINTAIN TITLE WINNING FORM INTO KANSAS, by Liam Redford (5/5)

NCWTS TOYOTA TUNDRA 250 TWEETCAP, by Adena Siefert (5/9)

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTED BY BUGBAND: BRSCC FJC / LOCHLAN BEARMAN, by Richard Slifkin (5/10)

WILLIAM BYRON LOOKS TO CONTINUE CLIMB UP THE NCWTS STANDINGS IN DOVER, by Richard Slifkin (5/13)

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTED BY BUGBAND: INDYCAR ON THE INDY ROAD COURSE – CONOR DALY, by Arie Ess (5/16)

KAZ GRALA: ON THE PATH TO SUCCESS, by Liam Redford (5/19)

HARRY GANT – WINNER OF THE FIRST ‘XFINITY SERIES’ RACE AT CHARLOTTE AND MUCH MORE, by Justin Slifkin (5/25)

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTED BY BUGBAND: NASCAR’S TOP UP & COMING DRIVERS, by Arie Ess (5/25)

NO SOPHOMORE SLUMP FOR SUÁREZ, by Richard Slifkin (5/28)

MARTIN TRUEX JR. GOES TO VICTORY LANE IN CHARLOTTE WITH RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE, by Richard Slifkin (5/30)

APRIL 2016:

NCWTS ALPHA 250 TWEETCAP, by Adena Siefert (4/4)

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTED BY BUGBAND: NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST / TODD GILLILAND, by Arie Ess (4/5)

ARCA RACING SERIES RETURNS TO ACTION IN NASHVILLE, by Richard Slifkin (4/8)

ROOKIE GARRETT SMITHLEY ENJOYS STRONG TEXAS WEEKEND, by Liam Redford (4/9)

RACE FANS: ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR OWN ON-TRACK EXPERIENCE? CONSIDER TRACK NIGHT!, by Richard Slifkin (4/9)

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTED BY BUGBAND: THE NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES ROTY SYSTEM, by Arie Ess (4/12)

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTED BY BUGBAND: BRET HOLMES IMPRESSIVE IN HIS ARCA DEBUT AT NASHVILLE, by Arie Ess (4/17)

BEN GREEN SHINES TO TAKE MAIDEN PODIUM AT DONINGTON, by Liam Redford (4/25)

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTED BY BUGBAND: INDY LIGHTS AT BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK, by Arie Ess (4/27)

MARCH 2016:

ROOKIE DRIVER SPOTLIGHT: ATLANTA / GRANT ENFINGER, by Arie Ess (3/1)

SOCIAL MEDIA 101: A RACER’S GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING, by Adena Siefert (3/4)

ROOKIE DRIVER SPOTLIGHT: DILLON MOTOR SPEEDWAY / KODIE CONNER, by Arie Ess (3/7)

CARS TOUR MEDIA DAY HIGHLIGHTS DRIVER/TEAM BENEFITS ENCOURAGING FULL-TIME PARTICIPATION FROM COMPETITORS, by Richard Slifkin (3/10)

ALEXANDER ROSSI SETS FASTEST TIME AMONG ROOKIES IN FIRESTONE GP OF ST. PETE PRACTICE, by Richard Slifkin (3/11)

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT: STREETS OF ST. PETERSBURG (FL) / TEAM PELFREY, by Arie Ess (3/15)

TOP THREE IN PASS SOUTH POINTS SET TO TAKE CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE TO THE SOUTHERN SIZZLER, by Richard Slifkin (3/17)

INTRO TO MOTO2/MOTO3: COMMERCIAL BANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR STATS AND FACTS, by Richard Slifkin (3/18)

ROOKIE DRIVER SPOTLIGHT: NASCAR XFINITY SERIES ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CONTENDERS, by Arie Ess (3/21)

DRIVER 2 DRIVER WITH DAVID LEVINE COMING TO DESTINATION: VICTORY LANE, by Richard Slifkin (3/23)

THOMAS PRAYTOR: OUT TO SHOW KIDS THAT IN RACING, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, by David Levine (3/24)

GINETTA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWCASES THE STARS OF THE FUTURE, by Liam Redford (3/25)

INDYCAR ROOKIES CHILTON, ROSSI AND DALY SET FOR PHOENIX OVAL, by Richard Slifkin (3/28)

LALL SHINES ON BRDC FORMULA 3 DEBUT, by Liam Redford (3/29)

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT: NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES EAST / GREENVILLE PICKENS / SPENCER DAVIS, by Arie Ess (3/29)

DESTINATION: VICTORY LANE AND BUGBAND TEAM UP TO SPOTLIGHT MOTORSPORTS ROOKIES, by Richard Slifkin (3/30)

NICK GALANTE: ADVICE FOR ASPIRING DRIVERS-LOOK PEOPLE IN THE EYE AND TELL THEM…, by David Levine (3/31)

FEBRUARY 2016:

ALEX REED TEAMS UP WITH LANAN RACING FOR MAIDEN BRITISH GT CAMPAIGN, by Liam Redford (2/4)

JOEY DOIRON BATTLES TO HIS SECOND WINTER MELTDOWN VICTORY, by Richard Slifkin (2/7)

FOUR EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD RACERS WILL ATTEMPT TO MAKE ARCA HISTORY AT DAYTONA, by Richard Slifkin (2/11)

DAYTONA ARCA ROOKIES TAKE SEVEN OF THE TOP TEN SPOTS IN PRACTICE 1 FOR THE LUCAS OIL 200, by Richard Slifkin (2/11)

WILLIAM BYRON RACES TO SECOND ON DAYTONA DEBUT, by Liam Redford (2/14)

NASCAR’S CHASE FORMAT MEETS THE XFINITY SERIES AT DAYTONA, by Richard Slifkin (2/19)

ROOKIE DRIVER SPOTLIGHT: DAYTONA / NEW SMYRNA, by Arie Ess (2/22)

PREECE READY TO BOUNCE BACK FROM DAYTONA DISAPPOINTMENT, by Liam Redford (2/25)

JANUARY 2016:

TOP PROSPECT HAWKEY GRADUATES INTO GT CUP, by Liam Redford (1/11)

AMBITION, READING AND LEARNING ARE THE KEYS TO SUCCESS FOR REYNA RACING, by Richard Slifkin (1/12)

DAYTONA SET FOR TWO-DAY ARCA RACING TEST ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, by Arie Ess (1/13)

FIRE! ARE YOU PREPARED WHEN YOU’RE BEHIND THE WHEEL?, by Richard Slifkin (1/14)

CHRISTIE DORAN SETS HER SIGHTS ON A STRONG 2016 SEASON, by Liam Redford (1/20)

LARGE GROUP OF DAYTONA ROOKIES ON ARCA SERIES ENTRY LIST, by Richard Slifkin (1/25)

DECEMBER 2015:

LEGENDS WINTER HEAT SERIES SET TO KICK OFF IN EARLY DECEMBER, by Richard Slifkin (12/1)

SENNA PROCTOR MAKES CLIO SWITCH FOR 2016 SEASON, by Liam Redford (12/5)

QUICK Q & A WITH NASCAR DRIVE FOR DIVERSITY YOUTH COMBINE RACER LIZ MONTGOMERY, by Richard Slifkin (12/14)

YOUNG DRIVER JOEY GASE CONTINUES HIS NASCAR DEVELOPMENT, by Liam Redford (12/19)

NOVEMBER 2015:

HEMRIC KEEN TO END STRONG ROOKIE SEASON ON A HIGH, by Liam Redford (11/5)

EGGLESTON, GRAGSON, RAZ AND PARTRIDGE SET TO BATTLE IT OUT FOR THE K&N WEST CHAMPIONSHIP, Arie E. (11/11)

LANDO NORRIS SHOWS HIS CLASS ON BRDC F4 DEBUT, by Liam Redford (11/15)

ERIK JONES 2015 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES, by Arie E. (11/23)

2015 NASCAR XFINITY CHAMPION BUESCHER LIVING IN THE MOMENT BEFORE GETTING READY FOR 2016, by Arie E. (11/24)

Q&A WITH NASCAR XFINITY ROOKIE OF THE YEAR DANIEL SUÁREZ, by Arie E. (11/27)

OCTOBER 2015:

NASCAR ANNOUNCES 2015 DRIVE FOR DIVERSITY COMBINE PARTICIPANTS, by Arie  E. (10/7)

UK RACER ALEX SEDGWICK CONCLUDES THE SEASON WITH A TOP-5 FINISH, by Liam Redford (10/13)

TALE OF THE TAPE: BUESCHER VS. ELLIOTT IN THE FINAL THREE 2015 NASCAR XFINITY RACES, by Arie E. (10/20)

DRIVE FOR DIVERSITY – PART 2 – THE YOUTH COMBINE IS SET FOR NOV. 2ND, by Arie E. (10/23)