NASCAR Star Nemechek Set To Battle Son In Howie Lettow Memorial 150

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Racing has long been a family affair, and the second annual Swiss Colony Howie Lettow Memorial 150 is shaping up to be another fine example. NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek will join his son, John Hunter Nemechek and race at the famed Milwaukee Mile on July 8th-9th.


After watching his son, then age 14 set fast time for the event, and seeing the stellar field of drivers entered last year, Joe couldn't fight the urge to fully join in for this year's event.


"I decided to run this event after watching the race last year first hand," said Nemechek. "I always had a lot of fun competing at the Mile in the Nationwide series but most of all there is a little friendly competitive talk going on between my son John Hunter and myself. I have not been in a super late model since winning the All Pro championship in 1989 so this should be exciting! The event was awesome last year as there were 80+ cars with good competitive racing and a huge spectator turn out. It was nice to see the grandstands full for a great short track race at the Milwaukee Mile."

Ragan to Race ARCA Fest at Milwaukee Mile

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Sprint Cup Driver Returns to Midwest Tour Event in Skuttle Tight Ford

CONCORD, N.C.-David Ragan PR (April 9, 2013) - The Milwaukee Mile's ARCA Fest will once again have some NASCAR star power with David Ragan among the Sprint Cup regulars entered in the July 9 late-model race. The driver of the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford in the Sprint Cup Series will enter the popular Midwest Tour-sanctioned race in his No. 77 Skuttle Tight Ford with support from attic-entry system manufacturer Skuttle Tight.

It will be the second consecutive year that Ragan will participate in the Swiss Colony Howie Lettow Memorial 150 presented by and his third late-model race of the season. The two-day ARCA Fest benefits the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) and will include a concert by Southern rock band 38 Special after the practice sessions on July 8.

Skuttle Tight is a Willmar, Minn.-based manufacturer that offers insulated attic-entry systems that replace older attic hatches and access panels that can cause drafts. The July race will be the second event of the 2013 season that the company will join Ragan on his late-model campaign and the second straight year that Skuttle Tight will adorn the No. 77 Ford for the ARCA Fest.

Short Track Legend Rich Bickle To Race Full ARCA Midwest Tour Schedule

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The ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings is pleased to announce that short track legend and former NASCAR driver Rich Bickle will be competing full time in 2013 and is going to be a part of the famed Touring Star program.

Rich Bickle is a veteran of all three NASCAR divisions in a career that has spanned 36 years. His racing career began in Wisconsin at Jefferson Speedway at age 15. He steadily progressed into super late model racing and won multiple track championships throughout the state of Wisconsin. He then began racing in traveling divisions racing from Florida to Calgary AB, and from New York to California.