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Will Kimmel to drive for TriStar Motorsports
Ingersoll Rand will serve as primary sponsor for Kimmel's five NNS starts
Kimmel to drive for ThorSport at Homestead
10-time ARCA champion will make second Truck Series start of 2013
Daughter's diagnosis 'galvanizing' moment for Kes
RELATED: Keselowski pens searing blog post about daughter Brad Keselowski said he considers his family fortunate after a recent medical scare with his nearly 3-month-old daughter, Scarlett, saying that the traumatic experience has brought him closer to his longtime girlfriend, Paige White. Keselowski first detailed the harrowing episode in a blog post Aug. 6, revealing a grave diagnosis of severe laryngomalacia, a weakness of the infant's throat muscles. The former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion recalled the experience in a teleconference Tuesday, adding a happier anecdote about how a stock-car racing legend helped the couple meet. "Certainly that is a tough experience to go through, but I guess I kind of count the blessings on it and think of how all those things kind of came together perfectly with off weeks," Keselowski said. "The way things could have unfolded as good as they can for the situation. So certainly those are very galvanizing moments that probably affect you in ways you don't realize until many years down the road. But I feel lucky to have a great family and support structure to get through it, whether it's Paige or guys like Roger (Penske, car owner) who help me get in the hospital and get her taken care of, I felt very, very lucky and fortunate." Shortly after the diagnosis in June, the couple quickly flew to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for emergency surgery, with Penske helping to facilitate the arrangement. The three returned home on Father's Day and celebrated as a group in Victory Lane three weeks later at Kentucky Speedway after a NASCAR XFINITY Series win. "I think it was certainly a very difficult but, like I said, galvanizing time for Paige and I, and in some ways it was an incredible moment for me and the Penske family to kind of galvanize together as well with the help that they gave me through the process," Keselowski said. "It was certainly not the most enjoyable in‑the‑moment situation to go through, but I think it's a moment that we'll certainly take something away from for the rest of our life, and has brought me closer to my personal life and professional life all in one instance. Kind of an incredibly difficult, strange, but inspiring thing to go through." Keselowski also said he owed fellow Midwesterner Frank Kimmel a level of gratitude for his relationship with White, saying that the veteran racer helped introduce the two. Keselowski tagged the 53-year-old Kimmel , closing in on his 500th career start in the ARCA Series, with the nickname "the big kid" growing up, noting his tendency to surprise him with squirt guns during his childhood. Keselowski lauded Kimmel's accomplishments as a 10-time series champion, but also offered thanks for a chance meeting with him at Kentucky Speedway for changing his life. "Actually, I saw him in Kentucky, and I went over to say hello, and Paige was with him as a friend of the family," Keselowski said. "I asked him later, 'Who was that girl? She's really pretty cute.' And that's kind of how it all started."
Johnson taken to infield care center after Texas win
RELATED: Texas race results " Johnson wins at Texas Jimmie Johnson's celebration of his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win of the season was interrupted by a visit to the infield care center at Texas Motor Speedway. Johnson complained about overheating and cramping up during his Victory Lane interviews, moments after posting his seventh win at the 1.5-mile track. He said he received three bags of intravenous fluids in nearly an hour spent in the care center. "I knew I was warm, but I didn't feel too bad," Johnson said about the late portions of Sunday's 500-miler. "When I caught Joey (Logano, third-place finisher) and was racing with Joey, I started cramping pretty good on my left side, my chest and my biceps, my forearm, and I knew I was real low on fluids. And I got out of the car, and I was OK, certainly hot, but then again, when I started doing some other interviews in Victory Lane, big muscles started cramping, and I knew I needed to go get some IV then, some fluids." Chad Knaus, crew chief for Johnson's Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet, indicated that there was an unknown malfunction with the in-car cooling system. Johnson said that he has a button connected to an electric motor that pushes fluid to a bite valve in his helmet, but that the system did not work for the entirety of the race. "To be frank I don't know what that is yet," Knaus said. "We've got to look at it and see what's happened there. I don't … I really don't know. I can't comment on too much because I don't really know what happened. Jimmie felt like it was an isolated situation, but I really don't know a heck of a lot yet. "He was hot after the race. He's a pretty tidy, lean, neat guy, and when things get hot, he can get hot pretty quick, but we got him cooled off and he's looking good. He's ready to go have a weekend off like the rest of us." JJ Yeley also made a trip to the care center for fluids after his 27th-place finish.
Earnhardt Miller on her father: 'He would certainly be proud of the legacy'
Kelley Earnhardt Miller talks about what her father, Dale Earnhardt, would think of her brother Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s career and his decision to retire.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Frank Mundy
Frank Mundy, also known as Francisco Eduardo Menendez, was a founding organizer of NASCAR. Mundy’s contributions to the sport began before the first official laps were run. His chapter is the first in a long history of Hispanic Heritage in NASCAR.
En honor Al Mes de la Herencia Hispana: Frank Mundy
Frank Mundy, cuyo nombre real es Francisco Eduardo Menéndez, fue uno de los fundadores de la NASCAR. Sus contribuciones comenzaron con las primeras vueltas en la historia de la organización. Su legado es el primer capítulo en la larga historia de la
GarageCam drops its pants for a cause
James Buescher and Chris Rice help GarageCam drop their jeans as part of the Blue Jeans Go Green 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Martinsville president finishes third at Daytona
Clay Campbell notches best-ever finish in ARCA Racing Series
Crafton, Menards extend ThorSport partnership
Two-time Camping World Truck champ and sponsor together for 11th consecutive season