NEWS

December 8, 2015

PENSACOLA, Fla. (December 8, 2015) – Making his second start in one of the most prestigious super late model races in the Southeast, Spencer Davis appeared to be on track to his career-best Snowball Derby finish in the 48th annual event. Driving the No. 20 Hope For The Warriors / Ruud Chevrolet for NTS Motorsports, Davis placed inside the top 15 throughout all the early practice sessions on Thursday and Friday, and qualified inside the top 10 for Sunday’s 300-lap feature. However, his strong run was deterred by an early mechanical problem, just 29 laps into the race.

Attempting to make his first Snowball Derby since 2013, Davis’ No. 20 Hope For The Warriors / Ruud Chevrolet unloaded fast, immediately jumping to second on the practice charts after just one run. Maintaining his position near the front of the field, Davis finished the afternoon in the second position, just one-thousandth-of-a-second behind the leader. Backing up his practice run from the day prior, Davis was once again ranked fourth in the final practice before qualifying on Friday afternoon. Later that evening, the 17-year-old from Dawsonville, Georgia, went on to record a 16.216-second lap to secure the ninth starting position for the 300-lap feature.

On Sunday afternoon, Davis made his career-best start at the Snowball Derby as he rolled off ninth in the field of 37. Dropping to the 10th position early in the event, Davis was focused on saving his equipment for late in the race. On lap 27, Davis surrendered the 10th position to bring his Hope For The Warriors / Ruud Chevrolet down pit road. With the driver noticing something amiss, the team raised the hood of the No. 20 Chevrolet before pushing the car behind pit wall. Upon further inspection, the NTS Motorsports team diagnosed a terminal problem, bringing an early end to their run in the 48th Annual Snowball Derby.

Spencer Davis on the Snowball Derby:
“Our Hope For The Warriors / Ruud Chevrolet was so strong all weekend, so it was really disappointing that our race ended so early. I can’t thank all the guys at NTS Motorsports for all their hard work. It was the best car I’ve had for the Snowball Derby, and I think we would have had a strong finish if we would have made it to the end. Practicing as well as we did and qualifying inside the top 10—it really was a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to getting back here again next year and making another run at the trophy.”

Practice (Thursday Afternoon)
Position: 2nd
Lap Time: 16.391 seconds

Practice (Friday Afternoon)
Position: 4th
Lap Time: 16.421 seconds

Qualifying
Position: 9th
Lap Time: 16.216 seconds

Race
Position: 36th
Laps Completed/Total Laps: 29 / 300

December 3, 2015

Spencer Davis
No. 20 Hope For The Warriors / Ruud Chevrolet
News and Notes

Closing Out a Busy 2015 Schedule…Spencer Davis will close out a busy 2015 race schedule this weekend at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, competing in the Snowball Derby on Sunday, December 6 with NTS Motorsports, Davis will also race his own Pro Late Model entry in the Snowflake 100 on Saturday, December 5.

60 Races. One Year…Despite a year only including 52 weeks, Davis will round out a 60-race schedule with this weekend’s events at Five Flags Speedway. The Dawsonville, Georgia native has driven everything from entries in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (NKNPSW) with NTS Motorsports, to late model stock cars, super late models, pro late models, and modifieds in various series across the country.

Seventeen Again…Most teenagers want cars, money or even clothing for their birthdays. Not Spencer Davis. He wants a trophy. More specifically, he wants a trophy from the Snowball Derby. The now 17-year-old celebrated his birthday just days ago on Sunday, November 29. Still not even of legal voting age, Davis has been racing for 11 years, first climbing behind the wheel of a racecar when he was just six years old. With 30 championships and hundreds of race wins in go-kart competition across the country, Davis progressed through the racing ranks from late model trucks, to pro late models, super late models and modifieds, before joining NTS Motorsports to compete in the NKNPSE and NKNPSW earlier this year.

Sharing HOPE at the Snowball Derby…Davis will have some new colors on his car this weekend, as Hope For The Warriors is featured on the No. 20 Chevrolet. A national non-profit, Hope For The Warriors® provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connection to community resources. Working in conjunction with the organization’s “Drive for Hope” program, Davis’ team will also host service members from the Marine Aviation Training Support Group-21 in Pensacola, Fla. For additional information, visit HopeForTheWarriors.org.

Ruud On Board…The No. 20 Chevrolet will also have support from Ruud this weekend at Five Flags Speedway. Ruud is a pioneer in reliable performance. In 1889, Edwin Ruud invented the first automatic gas water heater and since then, the Ruud brand has grown into one of North America’s largest and most respected makers of quality heating, cooling and water heating products for residential and light commercial use. The Ruud reputation for engineering excellence, reliability, strength and top performance has been consistently recognized by leading consumer publications as a brand that can be trusted to deliver efficient, reliable performance day in and day out. For additional information, visit Ruud.com.

Follow Along At Home…Stay up-to-date on all the action by following Davis on social media. On Facebook, visit Spencer Davis Racing, and on Twitter and Instagram, follow @SpencerDavis_29.

Spencer Davis on the 48th Annual Snowball Derby:
“I’m looking forward to the Snowball Derby with our Hope For The Warriors / Ruud Chevrolet. It’s one of the biggest super late model races in the Southeast, and I have an extra boost of confidence knowing that I’ll have the support of my NTS Motorsports team behind me. I’m really excited to have Hope For The Warriors on our car this weekend and to have some local service members attend the race with us. U.S. military service members make so many sacrifices to protect our country and our freedoms, and even though it’s something small, I’m glad that we’ll be able to give something back by hosting them for a fun day at the track. This is our last race for the season, so I’m hoping to finish out the year with a win.”
Race Info:
48th Annual Snowball Derby
December 6, 2015
Five Flags Speedway
@FiveFlagsSpeed
Half-Mile Asphalt Oval
300 Laps / 150 Miles

Team Facts:
Crew Chief: Chris Rice

November 21, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 21, 2015) – Rico Abreu came into the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway looking for vindication after another competitor’s wreck ended his night early in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut at Phoenix International Raceway. Abreu improved his position throughout the course of the weekend at the 1.5-mile track, earning a 13th-place finish in the GunBroker.com Chevrolet Silverado.

Running 19th in the weekend’s only practice session, Abreu laid down the 14th-fastest lap in knockout qualifying. After the wave of the green flag, the 23-year-old stated that his truck was a little unstable on entry, putting him in the 15th spot when the time came for green-flag pit stops on lap 50. Pitting for four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment to tighten his entry, Abreu returned to the track in the 19th position, scored one lap down to the leaders. Fortunately, a yellow flag on lap 62 made Abreu the beneficiary of the lucky dog, granting him his lap back after another quick stop for four tires and fuel. Taking the green flag from the 16th position on lap 67, Abreu worked his way up as high as the ninth position before a brush with the outside wall on lap 83 forced him to visit pit road. While determining the GunBroker.com Chevrolet was undamaged, his NTS Motorsports team provided him with four tires, fuel and both air-pressure and track-bar adjustments to loosen up his handling. With several competitors staying out of the pits, Abreu was scored back in the 18th position for the final restart of the night. Abreu took advantage of the high line and used the closing laps of the 200-mile race to advance five spots, crossing the finish line in the 13th position.

Rico Abreu on Homestead-Miami Speedway
“I’m really happy with how our race went tonight; it was a lot of fun racing here at Homestead-Miami Speedway. We came into this race with the goal of being competitive and finishing the race, and I’m glad that we got to be there at the end. I think that if we had another restart in those final laps, we really would have had a chance to make something happen. This was a great learning experience for me; the high line is definitely the place to be at this racetrack, and once you got up there, you had to make sure that another truck didn’t break your momentum. I’ve learned a lot over the course of two races about what it takes to make these trucks go fast and about the aero in this series. I want to thank NTS Motorsports, my spotter Kevin Hamlin, and everyone at GunBroker.com for giving me a fast truck and a great experience in the [NASCAR] Camping World Truck Series. Hopefully I’ll be behind the wheel of one of these trucks again in 2016.”

Final Practice
Position: 19th
Fastest Lap: 32.778
Speed: 164.745

Qualifying
Position: 14th
Fastest Lap: 32.700
Speed: 165.138

Race
Position: 13th
Laps Led: 0
Laps Completed/Total Laps: 134/134

November 21, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 21, 2015) – Daniel Hemric and his NTS Motorsports team came into the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season finale with speed, topping the charts in the weekend’s only practice session and advancing to the final round of knockout qualifying. Battling the handling of his California Clean Power Chevrolet on the long run, the 24-year-old rookie was unable to capture the win, ultimately finishing eighth at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Topping the speed charts from his first run in the only practice session of the weekend, Hemric qualified his No. 14 Chevrolet Silverado in the seventh position. Finding his truck to be free in the opening laps, Hemric was running in the eighth position when it came time for green-flag pit stops on lap 49. Crew chief Ryan McKinney called for four tires, fuel and both air-pressure and wedge adjustments before Hemric returned to the track in the eighth spot. The caution flag waved on lap 62 for a spin, and the team made the call to continue to hone in on the handling of their Silverado, providing four tires, fuel and a spring-rubber adjustment. Taking the green flag from the ninth spot on lap 67, Hemric found that his Chevy Silverado had better forward bite but was feeling “numb” in the center of the turns. A caution on lap 84 provided the team with one final chance to adjust on the California Clean Power machine, and McKinney called for four tires, fuel and both track-bar and spring rubber adjustments. Returning to the track in the 15th position after several competitors opted not to pit, Hemric was able to pick up seven positions in the final green-flag run, taking the checkered flag in the eighth position.

Daniel Hemric on Homestead-Miami Speedway
“Overall, I’m really proud of everything we accomplished this season. My NTS Motorsports crew and I worked really well together and I feel like I learned so much about the ins and outs of these trucks. I obviously would have liked to finish off the season with a win, but we can hold our heads high when we look back at the season. We brought a fast truck to the racetrack this weekend, we just didn’t have as much speed on the long runs as we did on restarts. I’m so thankful to California Clean Power, Bob Newberry, my spotter Rick Carelli, Chris Rice, my crew chief Ryan McKinney and everyone at NTS Motorsports. We fought hard all year and never gave up. I’m grateful for everything we accomplished as a team and I’m looking forward to what the future holds.”

Hemric ends the season seventh in the NCWTS Driver Point Standings with a total of four top fives and 13 top-10 finishes, putting the No. 14 10th in the NCWTS Owner Point Standings. The 2016 Truck Series season kicks off at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Final Practice
Position: 1st
Fastest Lap: 31.970
Speed: 168.908

Qualifying
Position: 7th
Fastest Lap: 32.424
Speed: 166.543

Race
Position: 8th
Laps Led: 0
Laps Completed/Total Laps: 134/134

November 16, 2015

Daniel Hemric
No. 14 California Clean Power Silverado
News and Notes

Last Dance…The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway for the final race of the 2015 season. So far in his rookie season, Daniel Hemric has tallied four top fives and 12 top-10 finishes, leading 18 laps and earning a best finish of fourth in three events (Dover International Speedway, Eldora Speedway and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park). Hemric has one previous start at the 1.5-mile oval in what was his very first start for NTS Motorsports in 2014. Hemric took the green flag from the 13th position before crossing the finish line 12th.

A Clean Finish…The No. 14 Chevy Silverado will be sporting the bright colors of California Clean Power this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Community Choice Aggregation has become an integral part of California’s strategy to achieve its climate change goals. California Clean Power is the leader in providing cities and counties all the tools to start and run their own local CCA energy program from funding to customer service, bringing savings to their energy bills, more renewable energy, funding for local projects and local control back to the community. For more information visit www.cacleanpower.com.

Chassis Info…The No. 14 NTS Motorsports team will unload chassis NTS-100 for this weekend’s event at Homestead-Miami Speedway. NTS-100 has made six previous starts in 2015, earning a best start of second at Michigan International Speedway and a best finish of sixth at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Previous Race Recap…Hemric and his NTS Motorsports team were running in the top five and appeared on the verge of a great night in the penultimate race of the season at Phoenix International Raceway. Hemric had a fast truck in the opening laps of the Lucas Oil 150, but suddenly lost power on lap 46, forcing him several laps down and relegating him to a 21st-place finish.

Watch and Listen…The Ford EcoBoost 200 can be seen live on Friday, November 20 on FS1 with coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Every Vote Counts…The polls are still open for the 2015 NCWTS Most Popular Driver. Fans can vote once per day from now until the checkered flag waves at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday, November 20.

Follow Along At Home…Stay up-to-date on all the action by visiting the newly-launched www.DanielHemric.com and by following on social media at facebook.com/DanielHemric and on Twitter at @DanielHemric.

Daniel Hemric on Homestead-Miami Speedway
“It’s hard to believe that we’re already coming to the last race of the 2015 season; it seems like just yesterday that we were in Daytona. This year has been a great experience, and I’m so thankful to Bob Newberry, California Clean Power and everyone at NTS Motorsports for the opportunity I’ve had. I won’t feel like I’ve done my job unless I can close out this season with a win, but if there’s anywhere I know we can do it, it’s Homestead. We tested there last month, and those laps, in addition to my experience racing there last year, set me up to come into this weekend as prepared as possible. My entire No. 14 team has worked hard and we’ve been learning together all year. There’s nothing I’d rather do than close out this year in Victory Lane.”

NCWTS results at
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Starts: 1
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Top 5: 0
Top 10: 0
Laps Led: 0
Best Start: 13th
Best Finish: 12th

2015 NCWTS Results:
Starts: 22
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Top 5: 4
Top 10: 12
Laps Led: 18
Best Start: 2nd
Best Finish: 4th

Scott Lagasse, Jr.
No. 20 Alert Tonight, Alive Tomorrow Silverado
News and Notes

Looking for a Home Field Advantage…Scott Lagasse, Jr. will wrap up the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season racing in his home state of Florida at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday night. Wrapping up a four-race NCWTS schedule, Lagasse will return to the seat of the No. 20 Alert Today Florida/Pinch A Penny Chevrolet Silverado for NTS Motorsports.

NCWTS Rookie at Homestead…Despite having two NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway, Friday night’s race will mark Lagasse’s first NCWTS start at the South Florida track. Lagasse is anxious to return to Homestead after having to sit out last year’s XFINITY Series season finale due to an illness that put him in the hospital just hours before the start. “I enjoy racing at Homestead, and last year was the first time in my career that I couldn’t make a start due to an illness, and to think it was in an RCR car, some of the best equipment out there,” said Lagasse.

2015 Year In Review…Friday night’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway marks Lagasse’s fourth NCWTS race of 2015 with the NTS Motorsports team. Together, this combination has delivered great results. In three previous starts, the team has recorded one top-five and two top-10 finishes, including Lagasse’s career-best finish, a third-place result at Daytona International Speedway in the season opener.

Racing with Alert Today Florida & Pinch A Penny…Lagasse will continue his relationship with long-time partners Alert Today Florida and Pinch A Penny, as his No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado sports their colors this weekend in Homestead.

“Alert Today Florida” is a pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign facilitated by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The program spreads the message that “Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident” and serves as a reminder to all road users to pay attention, follow the rules, and to share the road safely.

In Florida, more than 75% of fatal pedestrian crashes occur after dark. A new campaign component “Alert Tonight Florida” is being rolled out to remind motorists to pay extra attention for pedestrians and bicyclists on the roadway, especially at night, and to remind pedestrians and bicyclists to use lights, and wear bright clothing and other reflective items to make sure they can be seen.

Pinch A Penny, Florida’s Leading Pool and Supply Retailerhas become the largest franchised retail pool, patio and spa company, and a partner of Scott Lagasse Jr.

Chassis Info…The No. 20 NTS Motorsports team will unload chassis NTS-103 for this weekend’s event at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is the same chassis that Lagasse drove to a top-10 finish at Kansas Speedway earlier this year.

Follow Along At Home…Stay up-to-date on all the action by following Lagasse on social media. On Facebook, visit Scott Lagasse, Jr., and on Twitter, follow @ScottLagasse.

Watch and Listen…The Ford EcoBoost 200 can be seen live on Friday, November 20 on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. EST. Pre-Race begins at 7:30 p.m. on FS1. The event will also be broadcast live on MRN Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Scott Lagasse, Jr. on Homestead-Miami Speedway:
“I am grateful for the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the AlertToday/Pinch A Penny/Boy Scouts Chevy with NTS Motorsports this weekend. We have had great success together this year and I hope to continue this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway and carry the momentum into the 2016 season. I can’t wait to show off the new Alert Tonight paint scheme under the lights withanother great finish.”

NCWTS results at
Homestead-Miami Speedway:
-No Previous Starts-

Rico Abreu
No. 31 GunBroker.com Silverado
News and Notes

Abreu Part II…In this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, rookie Rico Abreu will make his second-career Truck Series start. The 23-year-old, who kicked off the 2015 season with a win in the prestigious Chili Bowl, made his NCWTS debut last weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. Homestead-Miami Speedway will be the longest oval the California native has ever competed on in a stock car.

Gunning For The Win…GunBroker.com will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 31 Chevrolet Silverado in this week’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. GunBroker.com is the world’s largest gun auction website. Launched in 1999, GunBroker.com is an informative, secure and safe way to buy and sell firearms, ammunition and hunting/shooting gear online. GunBroker.com promotes responsible ownership of guns and firearms. Aside from merchandise bearing its logo, GunBroker.com sells none of the items listed on its website. Third-party sellers list items on the site and Federal and state laws govern the sale of firearms and other restricted items. Ownership policies and regulations are followed using licensed firearms dealers as transfer agents. For more information, visit www.GunBroker.com.

Chassis Info…The No. 31 GunBroker.com team will bring chassis NTS-101 with them to Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Ford EcoBoost 200. This truck was most recently raced by Daniel Hemric at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.

Previous Race Recap…Abreu was impressive in his NCWTS debut, showing speed and patience in the opening laps of the Lucas Oil 150. Unfortunately, the 23-year-old was caught up in an accident only 44 laps into the event, sidelining the No. 31 AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet and relegating Abreu to a 28th-place finish.

Watch and Listen…The Ford EcoBoost 200 can be seen live on Friday, November 20 on FS1 with coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Rico Abreu on Homestead-Miami Speedway
“Last weekend was really all about getting comfortable in the truck, making as many laps as I could and learning as much as possible. Even though we didn’t have the result we were hoping for, I got a great feel for the truck and what it needs to go fast. Now that I’m heading into Homestead-Miami Speedway with a higher comfort level and a smaller learning curve, I feel like I can set my goals higher and focus on a top-five, top-10 finish. I’m really thankful to GunBroker.com and everyone at NTS Motorsports for the opportunity to run this race. Hopefully we can be a part of a strong finish to 2015 for NTS Motorsports.”

NCWTS results at
Homestead-Miami Speedway:
-No Previous Starts-

November 14, 2015

AVONDALE, Ariz. (November 14, 2015) – Rico Abreu was impressive in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut, showing speed and patience in the opening laps of the Lucas Oil 150. Unfortunately, the 23-year-old was caught up in an accident only 44 laps into the event, sidelining the No. 31 AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet and relegating Abreu to a 28th-place finish.

Starting the race from the 14th position, Abreu was scored in the 18th position when the first caution flag of the night waved on lap seven. Reporting to crew chief Chris Rice that his Chevrolet Silverado was tight in traffic, he was called into the pits under caution on lap 40 for four tires, fuel and an air-pressure adjustment. Returning to the track in the 16th position, Abreu was cracking the top 15 and showing good speed when two competitors in front of him made contact, causing one to spin directly in the path of the AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet. With nowhere to go, Abreu was swept up into the crash, causing critical damage to the NTS Motorsports machine. Forced to retire to the garage after only 44 laps, Abreu was scored in the 28th position when the checkered flag waved.

Rico Abreu on Phoenix International Raceway
“This was definitely not how we hoped my Truck Series debut would go. Someone in front of me hit their brakes too hard and slid all the way across the track, and I just had nowhere to go. It’s an unfortunate situation for us, but I learned a lot today about racing around these guys and what the truck needed to be fast. Everything on pit road went smoothly, which was one of my biggest concerns going into the race; we had a great stop, gained a few spots and made good adjustments that would have made us even better later in the race. I just have to thank Bob Newberry and everyone at NTS Motorsports. They built me a really fast truck and got me comfortable quickly. I’m hoping we’ll get approved to race Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend and we’ll have a much better result to show for it.”

The NCWTS returns to action next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the 2015 season finale. The Ford EcoBoost 200 will air live on FS1 on Friday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Final Practice
Position: 19th
Fastest Lap: 26.820
Speed: 134.228

Qualifying
Position: 14th
Fastest Lap: 26.588
Speed: 135.399

Race
Position: 28th
Laps Led: 0
Laps Completed/Total Laps: 44/150