DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR’s presence in Colorado has doubled with the addition of I-25 Speedway to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series weekly racing program for the 2015 season.
“We’re pleased to welcome I-25 Speedway as the newest member the NASCAR family,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR’s vice president for regional and touring series. “The thrilling competition each and every week that I-25 delivers to fans in Pueblo will be a great addition to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program.”
I-25 is a quarter-mile asphalt oval located on the north side of Pueblo. The track, which originally opened in 1963, is two hours due south of Colorado National Speedway, a longstanding Whelen All-American Series facility in Dacono.
Established in 1982, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series is NASCAR’s national championship program for weekly short track auto racing. Competitors at nearly 60 paved and dirt tracks throughout North America vie for track, state and province, and overall series championships in Divisions I-V.
"This is a great opportunity for our drivers, the fans and staff here at I-25 Speedway,” said Chris Cullen, owner of the facility. “I am very proud to be a part of it.”
I-25’s first night of NASCAR-sanctioned competition will be Saturday, May 16. Super late models will be designated NASCAR Division I at I-25 while the Grand American modifieds will be Division II, sportsmen Division III, street stocks Division IV and mini stocks Division V.
Dan Alamaa is the reigning track titlist out of the super late model division.
Connecticut-based Whelen Engineering is the series’ title sponsor. Whelen Engineering is a leading manufacturer of automotive, aviation, industrial and emergency vehicle lighting. NASCAR tracks and pace cars across North America and Europe are among the many showcases for Whelen products.
-NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications Release. Photo Credit: Envision Photography