Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Here's what's going on at The Rock

NASCAR Returns to the Rock

WHEN: April 12-15

WHERE: Rockingham Speedway, 2152 N US HWY 1, Rockingham, NC 28379

Thursday, April 12
    • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Hauler Parade – Harrington Square, Downtown Rockingham (6 pm)
Friday, April 13
    • 2012 THUNDERFEST – Harrington Square, Downtown Rockingham (11 am-10 pm)
      • Free Kids zone with racing-themed inflatables and Laser Tag
      • Live music featuring Mother Reign and Jim Quick & Coastline
      • Autograph session with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers
Saturday, April 14
    • Gates open (9 am)
    • UARA Late Model Race (2 pm)
    • NASCAR Camping World Truck Qualifying (3:35 pm)
    • Frank Kimmel Street Stock Nationals Race (4:45 pm)
    • Little Texas Concert – Rockingham Speedway (8 pm)
      • FREE with the purchase of tickets to track events on Saturday or Sunday
Sunday, April 15:
    • Gates open (8:30 am)
    • Open track walk (11 am)
      • Drivers on-track to sign autographs in front of their trucks
    • Camping World Truck Series Race (1 p.m.)


Trevor Bayne will sit out Nationwide race at Texas

   Trevor Bayne, who is currently fourth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series points standings, and earned his first series victory last fall at Texas Motor Speedway, will miss Friday night's race at Texas due to lack of sponsorship.

   Bayne was not listed on the original Entry form for this week's race and on Tuesday Roush Fenway Racing officials confirmed he is not running the event.

   The missed race could all but end his quest at a series title this season. There was no immediate comment from RFR or Bayne.

   Bayne had been hoping to run the full season in Nationwide and compete for the series championship. He had one top-five and three top-10 finishes in the first five races of the 2012 season.

   Bayne is scheduled to drive the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford in Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race at Texas.