Category Archives: Daytona International Speedway

Rick Ware Racing Welcomes Joey Gase to the Driver Lineup at Daytona International Speedway

July 1, 2019 (Thomasville, NC) – Rick Ware Racing welcomes Joey Gase to the stable of drivers that will compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series July 4th weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Gase will pilot a patriotic paint scheme on the No. 53 entry, with Connected Claim Services, Action Restoration, TrackDown, and EFX Corp all as partners for the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

“We are very excited at RWR to be adding another patriotic scheme to our No. 53 for this weekend’s race at Daytona. Joey Gase is a fine driver, and always does great at the superspeedways and I am expecting the same out of Joey this weekend. We are also excited to have Connected Claim Services, EFX Corp, Action Restoration, and TrackDown joining us this weekend, which plans to be a very fun and exciting weekend at Daytona. It speaks volumes about our team to have such quality companies represented on our cars. Our teams have experienced some of our best finishes at Daytona and we are all looking to build on that this weekend,” said team owner Rick Ware.

“I’m very excited and thankful to be racing under the lights the 4th of July weekend at Daytona International Raceway in the Cup Series,” commented Gase. “This is by far one of my favorite race weekends and the superspeedways are tracks I love racing at, because no matter if you are on a power house team or a small underfunded team everyone has a chance to win. I also really have to thank Rick for this opportunity and all of our partners for making this happen. If it wasn’t for each and every one of them we would not be able to race this weekend.”

Be sure to tune in to NBC on July 6th at 7:30pm ET for live coverage of the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway. For up-to-date information on Rick Ware Racing and sponsorship opportunities, visit or follow along on social media; FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

Connected Claim Services:
Connected Claim Services provides insurance carriers across the United States with the highest quality adjusting services. Their team of qualified and certified adjusters draws on highly specialized knowledge, impeccable skills and extensive experiences to deliver results in a timely manner and for a fair price. For additional information on Connected Claim Services, visit their website at

EFX Corp:
EFX Corp was founded in 2006 with one goal in mind: bringing a higher level of client satisfaction to the electronic fund transfer management community. Backed by innovative thinking and powered by the latest technology, EFX’s portfolio of secure transaction processing platforms includes ATM processing, rent processing, and ACH processing. By leveraging a small-yet-agile team of industry experts in combination with a relationship-driven approach, EFX is able to offer a breadth of product offerings supported by proprietary software and an in-house support team. Learn more about Largo, Florida-based EFX at

Action Restoration:
Action Restoration is a privately-owned business headquartered in Port Arthur, Texas and has Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) and State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) designated status. Since 1998, businesses have relied upon us to get them back to work faster after a weather disaster, flood, or microbial interruption. Unlike many of our competitors, we own all of our equipment and employ a full-time team of nearly 100 disaster response professionals. We own the largest inventory of commercial water drying equipment available and this equipment is also the highest performing in the industry — thus, we can often accelerate structural drying time by 30% or more (thus, reducing financial loss and business interruption).

TrackDown℠, developed by SynergyID, allows FMIT Members to manage people, fixed equipment and mobile assets involved in their daily operations. Additionally, TrackDown℠ proves invaluable to supporting FMIT Members’ recovery initiatives in providing an effective tracking platform to document activities, validate project related costs and help make informed real-time decisions.
Improving upon best-of-breed technology, TrackDown℠ utilizes advancements in Cellular, RFID, Barcode and Mapping solutions to customize both passive and direct data collection systems to meet specific FMIT Member’s needs. More importantly, TrackDown℠ empowers FMIT Members to take greater control over their daily operations. TrackDown℠ offers FMIT Members additional solutions designed specifically for: Project Management, Inventory Controls, Time Clock Activities, Action-Item & Incident Reporting, Forced Labor & Equipment and other opportunities.

Tommy Baldwin Racing Welcomes Accell Construction for The DAYTONA 500

January 31, 2019 (Mooresville, NC) – Tommy Baldwin Racing welcomes long time partner, Accell Construction, as the primary sponsor on the No. 71 Chevrolet Camaro for the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. 

Accell Construction, an Oklahoma based company, operates a full service site civil contractor for the petroleum terminal and bulk storage industries. Accell has been a partner with Tommy Baldwin Racing since the inception of TBR, in 2012. 

“I am excited to have Accell Construction back on board with Tommy Baldwin Racing for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season,” commented team owner, Tommy Baldwin. “Steve Todhunter and Accell Construction have been a great partner over the years, and I am looking forward to having those familiar colors on the No. 71 Chevrolet this year.”

“I’m excited to again have the opportunity to put the red and black colors of Accell Construction, Inc. on another Tommy Baldwin race car,” said Steve Todhunter, owner of Accell Construction. “This will mark the first time for me to field an Accell car in the World Famous DAYTONA 500. We are proud to represent the pipeline terminal construction industry in this great American event!”

Be sure to stay up to date on new driver and sponsor announcements coming soon by following TBR on social media (FacebookTwitter and/or Instagram). For more information on Tommy Baldwin Racing, visit For interest in sponsorship opportunities, email


Riverhead, NY Jan. 29th.By Bob Finan
After a successful 2018 debut at the Vineyards Golf Club of Riverhead the original Long Island Daytona 500 Party will return by popular demand to the scenic north shore country club Sunday February 17th, 2019 it was announced today by party organizers Stephen Halpin & Bob Finan along with Brian Slaga of the Vineyards Golf Club. For four decades the L.I. Daytona 500 party has provided race fans a venue to enjoy the “Great American Race” among fellow racers and friends with plenty of specials and giveaways along the way.
Last year party guests watched the 500 in the bar and banquet areas of the Vineyards Golf Club with the lavish setting accompanied by a tasty gourmet buffet rivaling the kind you’d find at a wedding. “Brian Slaga and his staff went out of their way to provide us with a first class affair last year” Stephen Halpin noted, “from the top shelf service, food, drink and atmosphere it was a big hit and why we are returning”. Brian Slaga aside from his involvement with the Vineyards Golf Club has been a fixture on the Riverhead Raceway scene sponsoring several race teams through East West Marine Supply. 

Among the drivers Slaga and East West Marine Supply has backed over the years is Ryan Preece of Berlin, Ct. who’ll make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in the JTG Motorsports entry in the Daytona 500. East West Marine Supply backed Preece when he raced for both Bill & Barbara Park at Riverhead as well Ryans’s NASCAR modified Tour effort with Eddie & Connie Partridge. “Suffice to say Ryan will have a large rooting section at the Vineyards Golf Club when the Daytona 500 goes green led by Brian Slaga” Bob Finan boasted.
Among the teams who’ve also raced under the East West Marine Supply banner include 2018 Riverhead Crate Modified champion Michael Rutkoski and impressive NASCAR Modified rookie talent CJ Lehmann. The past two seasons the East West Marine Supply “go zone”, the restart area in turn four of Riverhead Raceway has also been prominent.
Doors will open Sunday February 17th at the Vineyards Golf Club of Riverhead at 12 noon for the FOX Sports broadcast of the Daytona 500 that is set to start at 2:30 pm. Like last year there will be a $25 admission for the 500 party that includes one box in the flat screen TV pool along with the endless gourmet buffet. $4 Budweiser, Bud Light and Coors Light cans will be available or you can purchase 6 cans for the price of 5. Plenty of big screen TV’S will be available in both the bar and banquet area of the facility to enjoy the race. Tim Halpin will again be running his famed Daytona 500 pools where for $10 you get to pull two cars for the 500, last year 8 pools total were run by Tim.

In order to set-up properly for the party it is asked if you can send a Facebook private message to either Stephen Halpin, Bob Finan or Brian Slaga with the number of guests in your party it would be appreciated. 

The Vineyards Golf Club of Riverhead is located at 9 Tyler Drive, Riverhead, NY 11901, their phone number is 631-740-9300.