America’s Tire opens a new store in Manteca, California. “America’s Tire, the nation’s largest tire and wheel retailer, today announced the opening of its new store located at 210 Commerce Ave. in Manteca, Calif. The America’s Tire facility is the first in Manteca and is located near the intersection of Historical Plaza Way and Commerce Ave. The Manteca store is operated by eight employees and is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The store is closed on Sunday.”
Recap of the 2012 FJ Summit Event. “The sixth annual FJ Summit kicked off Wednesday, July 18, bringing together FJ Cruiser and Toyota enthusiasts from across the United States and Canada. This three-day event, sponsored by Discount Tire for the fifth consecutive year, takes off-road enthusiasts to new heights, some literally as they soar 12,000 feet in elevation throughout the beautiful San Juan Mountains of Colorado.”
Discount Tire store opening details for new Pensacola, FL location. ” Discount Tire, America’s largest tire and wheel retailer, today announced the opening of its new store located at 5315 N. Davis Hwy. in Pensacola, Florida. The store is scheduled to open on Monday, August 6.
The Discount Tire facility is located near the intersection of Brent Lane and Davis Hwy. The Pensacola store is operated by eight employees and is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The store is closed on Sunday.”
Formula Drift Driver Dai Yoshihara update after competing in Round 5 at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe Washington 2012. “Daijiro Yoshihara returns to Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA for Round 5 of the Formula DRIFT Championship Series this past weekend in the hopes of repeating his first place finish in 2011. Coming off of 3 podium finishes in the last 4 events, Yoshihara was ready to capture a fourth.
During qualifying, Yoshihara received a zero on his first run for dropping 2 wheels outside the track boundaries and would have to make it up on his second run to make the cut for the big show. Yoshihara�s second run was good enough to land him the 12th spot in overall qualifying order and pairing him up against Dennis Mertzanis in the Top 32 round of competition.”
News. Brad Keselowski wins Indianapolis 250 in the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series. “Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS), scored his third win of the season in the inaugural Indianapolis 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) on Saturday afternoon. The win is Keselowski’s 20th career NNS victory and his second-consecutive series win.
It was a historic win on many fronts. By crossing the yard of bricks first, Keselowski scored the first NASCAR victory for team owner, Roger Penske, at IMS. Penske Racing has enjoyed 15 wins in the Indianapolis 500 in the IZOD IndyCar Series. It was also the 100th NASCAR victory for Penske Racing.”
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (August 11, 2012) – Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 22 Discount Tire/SKF Dodge Challenger in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS), finished second in the Zippo 200 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International (WGI) on Saturday afternoon. Keselowski dominated much of the event – leading a race-high 44 laps – but he was unable to hold off Carl Edwards on a late-race restart for what would have been a third-consecutive NNS victory.
Keselowski began the 82-lap race from the fourth position, based on his lap of 72.250 seconds, or 122.076 miles per hour, around the 2.45-mile road course. When the race began, Keselowski wasted little time in moving into the third position on the first lap. By the fourth lap, he was turning lap times faster than the race leader, despite being slightly loose in the right-hand turns. When the first caution of the day was displayed at lap six, crew chief Jeremy Bullins elected to keep his driver on the racing surface as they were not yet in a fuel window. As the race resumed at lap 10, Keselowski quickly began his assault on the race lead, which he assumed at lap 12.
The Discount Tire/SKF crew made their first pit stop of the day at lap 20 with Keselowski still maintaining the race lead. They made no adjustments, only filling the car with fuel and changing four tires. The pit stop came earlier than many of the race leaders, so Keselowski patiently let the pit stops cycle through before retaking the lead at lap 30.
Keselowski continued to deal with a loose-handling condition in the right-hand turns as the race moved past the halfway point, but he kept his Discount Tire/SKF machine at the front of the field. Bullins called his driver down pit road for the second, and final, time at lap 51 for a stop that included fuel, a four-tire change and an air pressure adjustment. Once again, as the pit stops cycled, he maintained the race lead.
The racing intensified over the final 25 laps, due to several cautions that continued to bunch up the field. Following a lap 73 restart, Keselowski was passed by the No. 60 of Edwards. He was able to make several moves in an attempt to get by Edwards, but was not able to complete the pass. Crossing the finish line in the second position gave the team their ninth top-five finish of the season.
Penske Racing teammate Sam Hornish finished third in the Zippo 200 on Saturday afternoon.
Following Saturday’s result, Keselowski and the No. 22 team remain sixth in the NNS owner point standings.
“We had a really strong Discount Tire/SKF Dodge today,” said Keselowski. “This race was a lot of fun, but any race is fun when you have that good of a car. We just came up a little short.”
The No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge team will next compete at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, with driver Jacque Villeneuve, on Saturday, August 18, in the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge. Coverage will air live beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. The race will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 90.