Cutting-edge technology and a spirit for change intersected on Wednesday at Pikes Peak International Raceway as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr . gave rides in an adaptive stock car to paraplegic and quadriplegic individuals. Volunteers from Furniture Row Racing helped transform a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car (in this case the No. 78 Chevrolet SS) into an adaptive vehicle for people to drive if they have spinal cord injuries and disabilities. It was all part of the Falci Adaptive Motorsports NeuroGroove RaceDay at the 1-mile track in Fountain, Colorado. "What an awesome day to be a firsthand witness to some incredible technology," Truex said in a team release. "Life is about giving back and Dr. (Scott) Falci and his partners are doing just that. To see the joy of the individuals I gave a ride to was very inspirational." Denver resident Stewart Lundy, a paraplegic, was one of the riders who got a chance to whiz around the track with Truex in the adaptive car. "And he (Truex) gets paid to do this!" Lundy said. "I need to reassess my life goals. That is probably one of them now. I loved every minute of it -- I'm coming down from an Adrenaline high." Falci Adaptive Motorsports is working to add racing as another adapted sport for the spinal cord and disabled population. Dr. Scott Falci is a neurosurgeon at Denver's Craig Hospital and he and his partners are spearheading the effort. One of the highlights of the day was a demonstration of smart glasses technology that enables individuals to drive a car or wheelchair with head movement. "Dr. Falci and his partners are developing life-changing technology, and we are thrilled to be involved in this altruistic endeavor," said Joe Garone, president and general manager of Furniture Row Racing .
Officials with Richard Petty Motorsports and transportation services company J.B. Hunt have announced a five-race associate sponsorship agreement that will consist of one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this season and four for 2016. The company will serve as an associate on the No. 9 RPM Ford, currently driven by Sam Hornish Jr ., at this year's AAA Texas 500 race weekend (Nov. 6-8) as well as events next season at Atlanta Motor Speedway , Auto Club Speedway , one of two stops at Pocono Raceway and at Chicagoland Speedway . "Nobody does it better than J.B. Hunt and their thousands of employees," team owner Richard Petty said in a statement announcing the agreement. "We're proud to partner with them and I'm excited to be a part of their driver recruitment program. Our country's truck drivers are the backbone of our commerce system and I can't wait to interact with them." J.B. Hunt is based in Lowell, Ark. "There is no bigger brand in NASCAR than Petty," Craig Harper, Executive Vice President of Operations for J.B. Hunt Transport said. "All of our drivers know that name and can relate to the race team, their goals and the work and dedication that is required to safely transport the team's equipment from race to race each week." RPM fields two entries in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series, featuring drivers Hornish and Aric Almirola . Petty is the sport's all-time leader in wins with 200 career victories and is one of only two drivers to capture seven premier series titles. He was one of five inaugural members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame inducted in 2010. Almirola is currently 17th in points, the highest ranked driver not among the 16 competing in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup . Hornish is 27th in the standings. The Sprint Cup Series travels to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., this weekend for Sunday's Sylvania 300 (2 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR).
RELATED: Part 1 " Part 2 MORE: Meet the 16 Chase crew chiefs This is the third in a series of four pit crew analysis pieces NASCAR.com will roll out this week as we preview the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup . For more pit crew news provided by PitTalks.com come back throughout the Chase. Team Penske No. 2 Ford for Brad Keselowski Pit Coach: Trent Cherry Front Changer: Hunter Masling Front Carrier: Jeremy Ogles Jackman: Braxton Brannon Rear Changer: Dwayne Ogles Rear Carrier: Tyler Mitchell Gas Man: Nick Hensley Strength: This is the same group that pitted BK last year in the Chase and it has lots of talent. The team was part of six wins last year and one so far this year. Pitting a winning car is something this crew is used to doing. Weakness: This team has shown both signs of greatness and struggle all year. If it can improve on consistency it can be a scary team to pit against. Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Chevrolet for Martin Truex Jr . Pit Crew: 78 Pit Coach: Walt Smith Front Changer: Dave Collins Front Carrier: Craig Curione Jackman: Carey Wimbish Rear Changer: Kyle Turner Rear Carrier: Adam Mosher Gas Man: Brian Dheel Strength: They have a cool nickname: "Box-spring bandits." On a more serious note, this team is loaded with veterans and has perhaps the most experience of any crew in the Chase. Weakness: This crew has been all over the place this year. It is a good crew when things are right but keeping it right is a challenge. Earlier in the year the team made a change at rear changer but that didn't last long. A few weeks later it was back to the original crew. There's enough veteran talent that if the team can keep up with its driver, it has a chance to run deep in the Chase. Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota for Denny Hamlin Pit Coach: Mike Lepp Front Changer: Dustin Necaise Front Carrier: Brandon Pegram Jackman: Nate Bolling Rear Changer: Mike Hicks Rear Carrier: Heath Cherry Gas Man: Caleb Hurd Strength: This crew is solid at every position and works great under pressure. There has been a lot of talk about this team over the year and rightfully so. The team was instrumental in JGR winning the All-Star race has put its driver in position to win multiple times this year. Look for this to be one of the crews to beat come Chase time. Weakness: As good as this group is there have been races where consistency has been an issue. This team gets up for the big stops better than any team out there but sometimes relies on the Money Stop. Keeping jack man Nate Bolling healthy is also a major concern. Nate is coming off a very bad injury in the offseason and is a major contributor to the success. Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates No. 1 Chevrolet for Jamie McMurray Pit Coach: Shaun Peet Front Changer: Danny Kincaid Front Carrier: Ben Fetzer Jackman: Shane Wilson Rear Changer: Kenyatta Houston Rear Carrier: Art Simmons Gas Man: Mike Metcalf Strength: This crew has been one of the best surprises of the year. It has been very good as of late and the chemistry within this group is strong. It's a group of talent that was put together this year by first-year coach Shaun Peet, and it's working. Weakness: This team has zero wins this year and hasn't found itself pitting under winning pressure for most of the year. In order to compete in the Chase the team will have to thrive under pressure situations. For more pit crew news, visit PitTalks.com
GarageCam host Matthew Dillner gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway garage as the Camping World Truck Series prepares for its 500th race.
See which drivers will compete as the series returns to Martinsville RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today Entry # Driver Owner Crew chief Manufacturer Sponsor 1 00 Cole Custer Gene Haas Joe Shear 14 Chevrolet Haas Automation 2 0 Matt Tifft Kenneth Grimes Michael Stewart 13 Chevrolet TBA 3 02 Tyler Young Randy Young Bryan Berry 14 Chevrolet Randco/Young's Building Systems 4 05 John Wes Townley Tony Townley Mike Beam 14 Toyota Zaxby's 5 6 Norm Benning Norm Benning Kevin Dargie 14 Chevrolet TBA 6 07 B J McLeod Ken Smith Doug Weddle 13 Chevrolet TBA 7 08 Camden Murphy Bobby Dotter Jason Miller 13 Chevrolet TBA 8 8 John Hunter Nemechek Sidney Mauldin Jerry Babb 14 Toyota TBD 9 9 Brennan Newberry Joe Denette Ryan McKinney 14 Chevrolet Qore-24 10 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Steve Kuykendall 12 RAM Driven2Honor.org 11 13 Jeb Burton Duke Thorson Jeriod Prince 14 Toyota Estes-Carolina Nut Company 12 115 Mason Mingus Billy Boat Ben Leslie 14 Chevrolet 811 Call Before You Dig 13 17 Timothy Peters Tom Deloach Marcus Richmond II 14 Toyota Red Horse Racing 14 19 Tyler Reddick Brad Keselowski Doug Randolph 14 Ford Broken Bow Records 15 20 Gray Gaulding Bob Newberry Chris Rice 14 Chevrolet Gemini Southern / Krispy Kreme 16 21 Joey Coulter Maurice Gallagher Jr Jeff Stankiewicz 14 Chevrolet Allegiant Travel 17 23 Max Gresham Maurice Gallagher Jr Ryan London 14 Chevrolet AmWins Group, Inc. 18 29 Ryan Blaney Brad Keselowski Chad Kendrick 14 Ford Cooper Standard 19 31 Ben Kennedy Steve Turner Doug George 14 Chevrolet Heater.com 20 32 Alex Guenette Harry Scott Jr Mike Hillman Jr 14 Chevrolet MOTORS ILLIMITEES 21 133 Brandon Jones Maurice Gallagher Jr Shane Huffman 14 Chevrolet TBA 22 35 TBA Kevin Cywinski Mark Rette 14 Toyota TBA 23 50 T J Bell Mark Beaver Tim Sliva 14 Chevrolet TBA 24 51 Erik Jones Kyle Busch Eric Phillips 14 Toyota ToyotaCare 25 54 Darrell Wallace Jr Kyle Busch Jerry Baxter 14 Toyota 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott 26 63 Justin Jennings Michael Mittler Michael Mittler 14 Chevrolet Mittler Bros Machine & Tool/LG Seeds/Ski Soda 27 74 Wendell Chavous Mike Harmon TBA 13 Chevrolet Vydox 28 175 Caleb Holman Charles Henderson Darrell Holman 14 Chevrolet Food Country USA-Gain Flings-Lopez Wealth Mgmt. 29 77 German Quiroga Tom Deloach Butch Hylton 14 Toyota OtterBox 30 180 Jody Knowles Tracy Wallace Wayne Hansard 09 Ford Clayton Signs, Inc. 31 182 Cody Erickson John Corr Michael Cheek 13 Ford Performance Auto 32 186 Brandon Brown Jerry Brown Adam Brenner 13 Chevrolet Willmar Concrete Pumping 33 187 Charles Buchanan Jr Charles Buchanan Jr Craig Wood 13 Ford Spring Drug 34 88 Matt Crafton Rhonda Thorson Carl Joiner 14 Toyota Ideal Door/Menards 35 92 Austin Hill Ricky Benton Michael Hester 14 Ford BTS Tire/ Goodyear Fleet HQ/ Wynns 36 98 Johnny Sauter Mike Curb Jeff Hensley 14 Toyota Smokey Mountain/Curb Records 37 99 Bryan Silas Chris Baluch Cal Boprey 14 Chevrolet TBA MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
Get the on-track times for everything at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Play: NASCAR Fantasy Live The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series head to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a doubleheader of NASCAR action, while the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series takes the week off. Check out the full schedule below. All times are ET SUNDAY, MARCH 8: RACE-DAY RUNDOWN 1:30 p.m.: NSCS Driver/Crew Chief Meeting (Neon Garage) 2:32 p.m.: NASCAR Special Award Read 2:33 p.m.: Intro Las Vegas Motor Speedway President: Chris Powell 2:34 p.m.: Intro LVMS VIP: John Hambrick, Nevada State Assembly Speaker 2:35 p.m.: Intro LVMS VIP: Carolyn Goodman, Las Vegas Mayor 2:36 p.m.: Intro LVMS VIP: Lawrence Lobpries, VP of Consumer Marketing, Lowe's 2:36 p.m.: Intro Honorary Starter: Ben Martinez, Store Manager, Lowe's 2:37 p.m.: Intro Grand Marshal: Rascal Flatts 2:37:30 p.m.: Intro Miss Sprint Cup : Madison Martin 2:38 p.m.: Intro Miss zMAX: Christina Davidson 2:39 p.m.: Intro LVMS Mascot: Pit Boss 2:40 p.m.: Concert: Craig Wayne Boyd 2:56 p.m.: USAF Enlistment Ceremony 3:04:30 p.m.: Intro Driver Introductions Guest Announcer: Robin Leach 3:05 p.m: Driver Introdutions 3:20 p.m.: Red Bull Air Race Demonstration outside of Turn 3 3:30 p.m.: Presentation of Colors by: Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard 3:30:20 p.m.: Invocation by: Kurt Schulke, Chaplain, Las Vegas Motor Speedway 3:31 p.m.: National Anthem by: Rascal Flatts (Large American Flag Unfurled by 433rd Fighter Weapons Squadron, Nellis AFB) 3:32:30 p.m.: Fly-By TOT: US Air Force Thunderbirds/Backstretch to Frontstretch 3:37:30 p.m.: "Drivers, Start Your Engines" by: Rascal Flatts 3:46 p.m.: Start of the Kobalt 400 (267 Laps, 400.5 Miles) ON TRACK --3:30 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 , FOX (267 laps, 400.5 miles) ( Follow live ) PRESS CONFERENCES ( Watch live ) -- Noon: Announcement with Joey Logano -- 1 p.m.: Jimmie Johnson -- Post-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race THURSDAY, MARCH 5: LIVE EVENT -- 9 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hauler parade on Las Vegas Blvd. ( Watch the replay ) FRIDAY, MARCH 6: ON TRACK -- 3-4:15 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 1 ( Get results ) -- 4:30-5:25 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, FOX Sports 1 ( Get results ) -- 6-7:25 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, FOX Sports 1 ( Get results ) -- 7:50 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FOX Sports 1 ( Get results ) PRESS CONFERENCES ( Wat ch live ) -- 1:45 p.m.: Brett Moffitt -- 2 p.m.: Brian Vickers -- 2:30 p.m.: Brennan Poole -- 4:35 p.m.: Comcast announcement with Carl Edwards -- 5 p.m.: SMI announcement -- 5:30 p.m.: Jeff Gordon -- Post-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying GARAGECAM ( Watch live ) -- 2:30 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- 4 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series 10:30 a.m.: NSCS Driver/Crew Chief Meeting (Neon Garage) SATURDAY, MARCH 7: ON TRACK -- 11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 2 ( Get results ) -- 12:45 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FOX Sports 2 ( Get results ) -- 2:30-3:25 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, FOX Sports 1 ( Get results ) -- 4 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Boyd Gaming 300 , FOX Sports 1 (200 laps, 300 miles) ( Get results ) PRESS CONFERENCES ( Watch live ) -- 11 a.m.: Brendan Gaughan -- Post-NASCAR XFINITY Series race MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news PLAY: Sign up for Fantasy Live WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView today
NASCAR.com's Jonathan Merryman and Chuck Bush give you a tour of the XFINITY Series garage and talk to a few drivers along the way at Richmond International Raceway.
NASCAR President Mike Helton and Eaton's Vice President Craig Gob announce a new agreement. Installing electric vehicle charging stations at NASCAR headquarters in Daytona Beach.
Carl Edwards wins the Coca-Cola 600 to get his 24th career NSCS victory, ending a 31-race winless streak.
NASCAR.com's Jonathan Merryman talks to Dale Earnhardt Jr. about his 2nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of the 2015 season at Daytona International Speedway.