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July 15, 2016 Posted by rboost in News

You Can Help Make a Difference

343Dylan Martin, an up-and-coming NASCAR driver who is making an impact in young lives needs your help. He is headed to Lucas Oil Raceway for his 2nd ARCA race of the season on July 22nd and he needs your help with the expenses. Your donation will go towards the expenses of tires and fuel for the race car and the travel expenses for Dylan and his team, Empire Racing Group/Grumpy's Inc.

Coloring bookDylan has been dedicated to impacting kids for the last 5+ years and at his young age of 18 he has already reached many young people thru his racing. Dylan is an advocate for the Shriners Hospitals for Children, the Sunshine Foundation, Anchor House Ministries and TADD (Teens Against Distracted Driving). Dylan has created a custom coloring book that he passes out to the patients at the hospitals that he uses as a tool to connect with the children and give them a small break from the daily health challenges they face. Dylan needs your help to keep him in the driver's seat of the race car and continue to impact youth thru his racing. When Dylan visits schools, day cares and community events he uses his race car and helmet to talk about seat belt safety, helmet safety and it gives him an opportunity to talk about the importance of an education.

DSC_0001Dylan is eager to continue to be a role model for the youth and with your donation you can help make a difference along with Dylan. Giving is quick, easy and secure with the link above. Please consider giving to this fund and helping Dylan continue with his path of racing so he can continue impacting young lives. Any donation amount would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for all your support through the years. This journey for Dylan wouldn't be possible without each of you believing in him.

July 12, 2016 Posted by rboost in News

Dylan takes another shot at Hickory Motor Speedway

Photo Credits to HMedia

sftgsSaturday, June 25, 2016 - Dylan was bent on taking another shot at Hickory Motor Speedway and he was about to get the chance in the 80 lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock series race. His first race at this historic track came with an 11th place finish and racing without any radio communications with his spotter, crew chief or team. The team had put hours into getting the car ready for Dylan and Dylan had put in hours of practice getting ready to get behind the wheel and improve on his first race results. This would be the first race Dylan's family wouldn't make it to so he had Danny Hansen of HMedia join him to document the day through Dylan's social media sites and photographing the race.

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June 28, 2016 Posted by rboost in News

Dylan's Summer Is Loaded With Races

1As the summer heats up, so does Dylan's schedule. Dylan is slated to race six weeks in a row with the culmination at the Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, IN on July 22nd in the ARCA Racing Series Sioux Chief PowerPEX200. This will be Dylan's second ARCA race of the season and it presents a unique opportunity for marketing. The race will be televised on FoxSports1 and with Empire Racing Group's partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports the level of advertising could be limitless.

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June 8, 2016 Posted by rboost in News

Dylan Takes on Historic NASCAR Tracks

1Dylan Martin's journey has not only brought him to Kannapolis, NC (birth place of Dale Earnhardt, Sr), but it has brought him to the opportunity to race at some historical NASCAR tracks as well. Dylan took to Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, SC on May 14th, where there were 29 races held for the NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup) tour between 1951 until 1971. It also hosted two NASCAR Busch Grand National (now Xfinity Series) tour races in 1983. On April 10, 1971 Greenville-Pickens Speedway held the first NASCAR race that was nationally televised from start to finish, on ABC Wide World of Sports. The track has seen legendary winners such as Richard Petty, Ned Jarrett, Buck Baker and David Pearson, to name a few. The iconic history was definitely felt when Dylan rounded the track and was welcomed by the names of recent and past track champions that are painted on the walls of the track. Dylan raced in the twin 75's in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock series on May 14th. And while the finishes were not what the team and the driver had hoped for, his 8th place and 10th place finishes were sweetened with the history that this local track is keeping alive. With Dylan being a driver in the Empire Racing Group Driver Development Program and their partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports, racing on a track where the "King" (Richard Petty) found himself in victory lane multiple times puts a brighter light on the road that Dylan is striving to pave for himself.

Today, June 4th, Dylan will take to the track of Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, NC. This week, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., tweeted a picture of the Earnhardt family's late models that they raced at Hickory Motor Speedway in 1995. Tom Jensen with Fox tweets, It's easy to forget now, but once upon a time Kerry, Kelley and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were all up-and-coming racecar drivers. Hickory has adopted the phrase, The BIRTHPLACE of the NASCAR STARS to describe this classic speedway and today Dylan will be amongst the many that have had the privilege to dawn these corners of this racetrack. Hickory hosted NASCAR's Grand National Series (later the Sprint Cup) from 1953 to 1971. Junior Johnson became the most successful driver at Hickory, winning there seven times. Today, Dylan will compete in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock series in a 100 lap race. Hickory is often referred to as the "World's Most Famous Short Track" and Dylan will now get to include his name as one of the up-and-coming racers that have taken on the challenge of Hickory Motor Speedway.

April 15, 2016 Posted by rboost in News

Martin proves tires are factor at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville

unnamedThe haulers rolled in Friday afternoon to Nashville's Fairgrounds Speedway and were welcomed with frigid temperatures and a brisk breeze. Even though the air was cold, the fans warmed the drivers up with their support and Dylan signed autographs Friday night for some new fans as he was taking part in his first ARCA race on Saturday, April 9th. Saturday morning might have been cold, but the team was quick to get the car warmed up and ready for the first round of practice.

Dylan and the team had worked hard in the prior weeks preparing the car for his ARCA debut. There was a certain sense of expectation and anticipation in the air. The crew worked throughout the day to make adjustments to the car to account for the track conditions and the car itself. They strived to find as much speed in the car as they could while making sure it was still drivable for Dylan. Qualifying came at 4:30pm on Saturday and Dylan rolled off his fastest lap of the day at 19.719 giving him a 16th starting position in a field of 34 cars in Saturday's Music City 200. Read more

April 2, 2016 Posted by rboost in News


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March 21, 2016 Posted by rboost in News

Rockin’ and Racin’ at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville Friday, April 8; Features Doubleheader Races and Rockin’ Concert by Country Star Colt Ford

mediumAverage Joes Entertainment’s own, Colt Ford, will join forces with Track Enterprises at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville on Friday, April 8 for an evening of Rockin’ and Racin’ and good family fun. Colt Ford Concert AdThe evening begins at 5:30 with qualifying followed by the ARCA/CRA Super Series and Southern Super Series doubleheader at 7:00, featuring 50-lap races for both series.

Country star, Colt Ford, will headline the evening with a rockin’, high-energy concert at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for ages 5-12 (children 4 and under are free) and available at the gate or by calling 217-764-3200.

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March 16, 2016 Posted by rboost in News

CARS Racin' For A Dream

The recipients for the 2016 season have been selected. Dylan has raised over $25,000 for the CARS kids and we are excited to able to be a part of helping to raise funds for these families and help to make a difference in their lives this season. We want to introduce them to you so you know who you are helping. Each donation makes a big difference in their lives and we are grateful for each of you who will be a part of this journey this season. The first Spirit Night at Gator's Dockside - Highland City, Florida will be next Thursday, March 24th.

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March 11, 2016 Posted by rboost in News

Dylan Makes North Carolina Debut

1It was a cool and sunny Sunday afternoon on March 6th when Dylan and the Empire Racing Group arrived at the track for the 150 lap season opener at Caraway Speedway. Saturday was a bit colder and windy and the drivers knew they had to adjust for the track temperature change. Practice on Saturday went well. At one point, Dylan was P1 (Position 1) on the speed charts. This race would be Dylan's first race in the Late Model Stock class. It's a car that Dylan wasn't familiar with, but spent many hours during the week practicing to learn the car and the track. With just one practice session left on Saturday, Dylan pulls out on the track and just as he was getting up to speed the car shut off. Dylan came on the radio and said, "I think we're out of gas".

2Dylan pulled the car in and the engine wouldn't roar again until Sunday morning, as the car wasn't out of gas, but rather the engine had failed. The crew took just a record 18 minutes to remove the engine. With the engine out of the car and the team waiting for the engine builder to come to the track to pick it up well after dark to analysis the problem, Dylan was still optimistic that the weekend would be salvaged and it was. The crew picked up a loaner engine at 5am on Sunday morning and by 10:00am the engine was replaced; however, because it was Sunday morning, the tracks have a rule that engines can't be fired until 12:00pm due to local churches in the area. So as the team took just 30 minutes to reinstall the engine, they had to wait before they could fire it up. At the strike of noon, the engine was fired and it started without any issues. The crew had successfully completed an engine swap at the track on the morning of the race. The first practice session for the Late Model Stock class was from 12:00 - 12:10 and with the engine just having been replaced, the team wasn't able to get in on the first practice session. So the team wrenched on the car making sure it was good to go for the next practice session which was only 5 minutes long. Dylan was able to get a few laps in on the new engine during the 2nd practice session and the officials at Caraway Speedway helped out by letting Dylan take a couple extra laps in between other classes. Dylan and the team were ready to go on the green flag. Read more

March 31, 2015 Posted by rboost in News

Bringing Some Sunshine

20150323_142214-1_resizedThe remodeling of the lobby at St. Joseph’s Children Hospital had halted Dylan’s visits for a while. The area is still under construction but he was thankful that he could return to see his special friends. Even though it had been almost 9 months since his last visit, the staff remembered Dylan and greeted him with much gratitude. The first child he met was James. He was so excited to meet a real racecar driver. James signed and colored a picture for Dylan. With appreciation Dylan accepted it and told him he would hang it in his race trailer this weekend for ‘Good Luck’.

Sitting around the corner listening was the sweetest little smile you can imagine. Her name was Isabella. She too was coloring a picture for Dylan. Isabella told Dylan she wrote a special note on her drawing for him…”Good luck and be safe”. The parents of all the kids there could not thank Dylan enough for taking the time to visit with the kids. This was Isabella’s first time out of her room and she was so happy. Her mother told Dylan that the few minutes with him took her mind off why she was there and this was a blessing. Dylan asked Isabella what her favorite colors were and then he proceeded to color in a race truck for her to take back to her room. So a blue race truck it was. Isabella thanked Dylan with a hug and once again told him good luck.

“Dylan brought many smiles and laughs to the hospitalized kids he met during his visit on Monday. The coloring books Dylan provided were a big hit,” stated Kendal Mundy, Certified Child Life Specialist II at St. Joseph's Children’s Hospital. Dylan is looking forward to returning to see the kids again in June. For more information about St. Joseph’s Children Hospital go to

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(Photos & Press Release Credit – Kim Scheffler)