Friday, January 20, 2023

Blueflite EV Drone To Become First Lifesaving Emergency Response Vehicle With Acadian Ambulance


 Blueflite EV Drone To Become First Lifesaving Emergency Response Vehicle With Acadian Ambulance

Acadian Ambulance, one of the nation’s largest privately held medical transport companies, announced January 5th, 2023 at CES that it has selected Blueflite’s drone and digital platform to develop a first-of-its-kind, drone-based emergency response solution for lifesaving medical deliveries in the USA.

The platform is a joint development and will provide much faster delivery of medical equipment and medicines than what is possible using conventional transport.

The companies will jointly develop the technology solution for medical emergency deliveries, based on Blueflite’s advanced logistics drone platform, with R&D support from Lafayette-based survey and engineering firm, Fenstermaker. This groundbreaking partnership will provide fast emergency response by delivering critical equipment to medical emergency sites thus reducing the impact of medical emergencies.

“Using drones to deliver critical medical equipment will shorten emergency response times considerably. And when every second counts, that can save lives and reduce cost in healthcare,” said Frank Noppel, Blueflite’s CEO. “We are very excited to have been selected by Acadian and very much look forward to co-developing this platform, which will greatly benefit the lives of many.”

“We selected the Blueflite platform for its advanced technology and capability to deliver lifesaving medical supplies safely and efficiently to those in need. This is the next step in the future of medical response, and we are excited to further development in conjunction with Blueflite and Fenstermaker,” said Benjamin Swig, Director of Healthcare Innovation and Strategy at Acadian Ambulance.

“We’ve been on the cutting edge with drone technology since it was first introduced to the market,” commented Charles Fenstermaker, President of Fenstermaker. “Having been in operation for over seventy years, we have the data, technology, professional network, and regional knowledge required to conduct, in conjunction with Acadian Ambulance and Blueflite, a full-scale R&D effort to ensure the success of this venture.”



About Blueflite:

Founded in 2018, Blueflite designs and manufactures advanced drone systems and software for an integrated approach to cargo delivery. The company’s patented platform handles all aspects of logistics drone operations and provides a one-stop solution to solve logistics challenges globally. The unique, and all-electrical drone design has vertical take-off and landing capabilities, advanced maneuverability, and is built without compromise – to meet the rigorous demands of commercial operations. Whether packages are large or small, our drone-based platform is built to scale in both size and quantity. Operating through our proprietary logistics systems Blueflite’s digital network is designed to work with existing logistic solutions. For more information, visit www.blueflite.com.

About Acadian Ambulance:
Acadian Ambulance is one of the largest ambulance services in the nation, providing transportation and medical service to areas in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. It is employee-owned and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, and its sister division, Acadian Air Med, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.

About Fenstermaker:
Founded in 1950, Fenstermaker began as a small survey and mapping company in New Iberia, Louisiana. 70+ years and three generations later, Fenstermaker has grown into a diverse consulting firm that specializes not only in survey and mapping, but also engineering, environmental services, and advanced technologies. Today, Fenstermaker is one of the largest and most respected survey and engineering consulting firms in the South.
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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Hybrid Solution Employs Spinner For Self-Charging/Plug-In EV!

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Hybrid Solution Employs Spinner For Self-Charging/Plug-In EV!

Fidget Spinners were all the rage back at the beginning of 2017 after being perfected in metal during 2014 by Scott McCoskery to entertain himself in lengthy IT meetings. These are not the spinners referenced for use in self-charging mobility solutions.

What we are witnessing is the reemergence of the Mazda power unit that utilizes a rounded triangle shaped rotor, as opposed to a piston in a stationary cylinder, to deliver motion power through the 4 cycles of the development exchange through the burning of a combustible fuel mixed with air. 

The rotary enhanced hybrid produced by Mazda includes special badging and branding. Mazda, through the introduction of the rotary hybrid MX-30 R-EV, is offering a few special color combinations, and there's a trim level called the Edition R that plays up the rotary theme with embroidered logos inside for the floor mats and seats (pictured above).  Image Credit: MAZDA MOTOR EUROPE (2023)

Rotary engines are known for their simplicity and their tremendous power output relative to their size and this is why it made sense to reimagine the use of rotary power to create electricity upon which and electric engine powered mobility platform can move one to their destination.

This excerpted and edited from Car and Driver -

Mazda MX-30 R-EV Brings Back the Rotary, but Not Like You Imagined
The rotary has returned, but this time around, the 0.8-liter single-rotor gasoline engine serves as a generator to charge the battery.
BY JOEY CAPPARELLA - Car and Driver - PUBLISHED: JAN 13, 2023

Mazda has found a unique solution to the MX-30 EV's short driving range, and it involves the company's first rotary engine since the RX-8 sports car. The new Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV is a plug-in hybrid with a small single-rotary gasoline engine that serves as a generator to charge the battery pack and allow for longer drives.

A single rotary engine delivers a smaller and lighter form factor as an inclusion to any electric powered vehicle looking to apply on-board EV power generation for extended range or just plain additional alternative to finding a power plug. Image Credit: MAZDA (2023)

Mazda reduced the size of the lithium-ion battery pack, as the R-EV has a 17.8 kWh lithium-ion pack compared with the EV version's approximately 32.0-kWh pack. This allows it to go a measly 53 miles on a charge per the WLTP. But when the battery is depleted, the 830-cc 74-hp rotary engine kicks in to supply charge while on the move. The Mazda's 13-gallon fuel tank is larger than other such "range-extender" setups including the BMW i3 and Chevy Volt, but Mazda hasn't provided a longer range estimate that includes the gasoline engine's range boost.

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The R-EV's electric motor is also more powerful than the EV version's, providing 167 horsepower to the front wheels. Mazda claims it will get to 62 mph in 9.1 seconds, which would be roughly equivalent to the already sluggish EV version's acceleration. The 3674-pound MX-30 EV got to 60 mph in 8.7 seconds in our testing, and the R-EV's extra 24 horsepower would likely be offset by the extra weight of the rotary, as the claimed curb weight is 3920 pounds.

The problem we, at EVHN, are seeing is that this approach, as produced, does not deliver a technological argument as one would wish. For Example - Mazda is unwilling to publish what the extended range that could be expected. 

One source speculates about a total distance of 380 miles and so there is no real argument other than PR for Mazda due to the use of Rotary as opposed to any significant contribution to any overall improvements in "Delta" performance measurements.

That's the spin as witnessed early in the adoption of rotary power for self-charging/extended range solutions in EV mobility this day. 

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

More Equals Less In Upcoming GTP Championship Season

Fruits of developments between Porsche and Penske Motorsports were shown at AutoMobility LA 2022 (LA Auto Show Press Day). This will be the fourth manufacturer to join in the IMSA Series LMDh Class for 2023. This union is the second introduction by Penske Motorsport to the highest level of prototype competition, the first being the championship winning Acura - ARX–05.  Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2022)

More Equals Less In Upcoming GTP Championship Season

Last year, NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver Will Power showed the world how a less equals more strategy can deliver a season series championship win (his career second). The WeatherTech GTP Class championship, however, has settled on a more equals less strategy to deliver a hybrid technology answer (more) to the reduction of carbon emissions (less) in a major professional motorsports competition series championship.

In a first of the new year ZOOM Call put on by IMSA, with the participants from teams representing the four major automotive manufacturers who will be competing in the 2023 GTP class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series - Cadillac, Acura, BMW, and Porsche - most all of the technical team leaders expressed a few common themes.

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTP class ZOOM Call participants - Left To Right In ZOOM Call Images:

Gary Nelson, Cadillac Action Express Racing
Travis Hogue, Acura Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport
Jonathan Diuguid, Porsche Penske Motorsport
Mike O'Gara, Cadillac Racing (CGR)
Justin Harnisfager, Acura Meyer Shank Racing
Brandon Fry, BMW M Team RLL

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTP Class Teams ZOOM Call Part 1

IMSA 101 - DPi cars are being replaced by LMDh cars for 2023 >>> an LMDh (Le Mans Daytona h) is a type of sports prototype race car that will compete alongside Le Mans Hypercar entries in the Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) class of the IMSA SportsCar Championship from 2023 - it also competes in the Hypercar class of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

The LMDh ruleset was created jointly by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO). The cars will serve as the successor to the Daytona Prototype International class, utilizing regulations that were planned to become the next-generation Daytona Prototype International ruleset, converged with the Le Mans Hypercar ruleset, showing off the latest technology in mating traditional internal combustion engines (ICE) with electrification (Hybrid Technology) - tap for more.
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In addition to having to integrate hybrid electric power units to the ICE power units (internal combustion engine) one has to consider what additional impacts will this have on a team as it prepares at the team shop environment, travel, and set-up at a track for testing and competition. 

Action Express Racing's Whelen Engineering sponsored GTP Cadillac. Image Credit: Mike Levitt (2022)

Gary Nelson, Cadillac Action Express Racing, was keen to point out that in previous DPi rules configuration, the team could just load up the car, parts, toolboxes and other support gear in one transporter. Here in the LMDh rules configuration, this will require two full transporters and a trailing 5th wheel trailer. 

We’re on the threshold of a thrilling new era in endurance sports car racing and Cadillac is all in! Cadillac Racing will contest the top category of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with its V-LMDh prototype race cars as the only U.S.-based manufacturer. The 2023 sports car racing season gets underway with the Daytona Roar (January 20-22, 2023) and Rolex 24 at Daytona (January 28-29, 2023). The first event on the WEC calendar is the 1,000 miles of Sebring, on March 17th. I encourage anyone inclined to enjoy any of the 2023 IMSA or WEC races in person to buy your tickets and make your travel arrangements now! #BeIconic @cadillac @CadillacRacing #IMSA @imsa_racing #ctmp @fiawec_official #fiawec @fiawec #richardprincephotography @richardprincephoto

Jonathan Diuguid (pronounced Do-gid), Porsche Penske Motorsport ended Part 1 with the one element to this racing equation that, in the beginning of any season is on the more side, tire compound choices that will deliver the fastest times with longer runs - less pit stops with less time involved with the completion of each lap.

Motorsports Journal/EVHNews was able to ask questions from Brandon Fry of RLL about how the new RLL HQ helps the BMW GTP  Class effort & Jonathan Diuguid about working with a manufacturer to introduce a racing effort to this level of championship racing series - first Acura, and now Porsche - these questions begin this next Part 2 video.


WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTP Class Teams ZOOM Call Part 2

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Gary Nelson, Cadillac Action Express Racing
Travis Hogue, Acura Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport
Jonathan Diuguid, Porsche Penske Motorsport
Mike O'Gara, Cadillac Racing (CGR)
Justin Harnisfager, Acura Meyer Shank Racing
Brandon Fry, BMW M Team RLL


Major concerns that are common with all teams and manufacturers as it relates to the level of confidence in the unknowns. Unknowns all track back to reliability during race day activities. As always, when something is new, one has no real idea if all of the bits, pieces, and tasked function parts will hold up to endurance race stresses and conditions. This is why we all push the limits of technology and application, this is why we race ... isn't it?

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

E1's RaceBird Aqua Foil Technology Tapped For First Sanctioned EV Raceboat Championship Series

We are working with Alejandro Agag to make the world's first race of @E1Series (Electric Sea Racing) to #Venezia! An example of sustainability applied to sport, to experiment with solutions to be applied to boating. At Tesa 113 of @salonevenezia The prototype of the #RaceBird! [as translated from Italian]. Image Credit: Luigi Brugnaro via Twitter (2022)

E1's RaceBird Aqua Foil Technology Tapped For First Sanctioned EV Raceboat Championship Series

The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), the world governing body of powerboating, has sanctioned a new horizon in competition for 2023 and beyond - E1 - based upon the RaceBird water foil platform, the first fully sanctioned electric raceboat championship.

E1 World Championship holds an exclusive license with the UIM to promote a racing series on the water, powered solely by EV technologies. The 2023 schedule of competition events has yet to be announced.

E1’s RaceBird made its first public appearance at the Salone Nautico Venezia 2022. The world’s first all-electric raceboat, combining a sleek and futuristic design with innovative hydrofoil technology - E1.


Cara Delevingne, British model, actress and eco-activist, piloted the electric foiling raceboat at a Gala Dinner hosted at the San Clemente Palace Kempinski 

The Venice Racing Team, the first official entry set to compete in the UIM E1 World Championship, announced Gianluca Carli as their first pilot. Currently, the series is looking for 12 Teams and 24 Pilots as an ideal launch to a first series season. The second team to commit comes from Mexico with F1 driver Sergio Perez as its chief pilot.

The “RaceBird” – a single-seater electric powerboat, with two bright green hydrofoils that allow it to glide above the water – and it’s the first prototype racecraft for the soon-to-be-launched E1 Series (old logo). Image Credit: CNN (2022)

RaceBird racing platform breakout. Image Credit: E1 (2022)

RaceBird platform features (L to R above) an electric outboard motor designed and built by Mercury Racing, powered with Kreisel Electric immersive battery technology (to keep them cool), with the boat being lifted above the water surface through wrap-around wing-foil technology to reduce drag and maximize energy efficiency, flown by a single-seat pilot control station enclosed and surrounded by a clamshell safety canopy.

The championship is being established to create a new, competitive on-water racing proposition based on these clean technologies to protect our waters and coastal areas.

Race Format - Image Credit: E1 (2022)

The 2023 racing event series plan that is soon to be announced will feature 12 teams, 24 pilots, during a two-day (Friday & Saturday) event cycle structured with the first day that will mainly consist of shakedown and practice sessions and qualifying, with the knockout heats of quarter finals, semi-finals, and finale taking place on the second day. All events will race against the backdrop of some of the world’s leading cities providing an impulse for an event travel enterprise.

E1 World Championship announced that Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez (“Checo”) will enter a team in the UIM E1 World Championship, which will race under the banner of Team Mexico in the inaugural season of the world’s first all-electric raceboat championship. Checo’s new team will represent the colours of his home nation, with Team Mexico’s pilots competing in electric RaceBird boats carrying the Mexican flag. Image Credit: E1 (2022)

E1’s philosophy has been inspired by the success of other forms of EV technologies racing and how they act as a platform to accelerate the development of sustainable technologies. Series co-founders Alejandro Agag and Rodi Basso aim to apply that same ethos to racing on the water and help decarbonise future leisure boats. 

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

The Hyperion XF-7 HyperFuel Power Station Pod Has Its Global Debut In LA

Just minutes before the global debut of a most interesting power transfer infrastructure solution - the Hyperion XF-7 hides under shrouds behind the revolutionary aerospace technology inspired Hyperion Hydrogen Hybrid HP-1 HyperCar at the Los a\Angeles Convention Center. Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2022)

The Hyperion XF-7 HyperFuel Power Station Pod Has Its Global Debut In LA

At AutoMobility LA, Press Day before the opening of the Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyperion, Inc. introduced a unique solution to the approach of providing Hydrogen refueling stations. Not a hardscape approach, but one based on transportable mobility. The XF-7 HyperFuel power station pod.

Each XF-7 will provide a choice of EV charging functions. A Plug-In charge for straight Electric Vehicles. A recharge fuel port for Hydrogen Hybrid charging vehicles. Charging options are provided on either side of the XF-7 station pod. Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2022)

Each "Pod" would have a station on each side with the ability to refuel/recharge on each side given the type of EV one may be driving. Pure EV charge at about 15 minutes, or so, or Hydrogen at about 3-5 minutes. This Pod would have the ability to create hydrogen which would be used to create both the recharge and refuel provided by the Pod. 

The XF-7 EV refueling station. This station is transportable making it and easy add-on to any service providing environment along the way. Consider it an EV energy pod infrastructure solution. Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2022)

The process plant inside the Hyperion XF-7 takes the Hydrogen recharge and processes it into electricity for the EV charging side of the station while, at the same time, dispenses hydrogen for the hydrogen hybrid refill side of the EV power equation. Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2022)

The Pod features on-board solar panels dedicated to support the operation on the Pod as a service station but not the function of producing the recharge/refuel of the EV platforms that pull up to the Pod.

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Monday, November 14, 2022

SEMA Exposes Some Of The Hype About Hydrogen Electric Hyperion HP-1 Hypercar

Some of the fun of this HP-1 Hyperion Hypercar is expressed in its aerodynamic design that employs airflow channeling fist placed into production by BMW with its i8 model. Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2022)

SEMA Exposes Some Of The Hype About Hydrogen Electric Hyperion HP-1 Hypercar

What would anyone say about an electric-motor powered, all-wheel drive mobility device that is able to receive a recharge in 3-5 minutes? Probably that one suspects they are being hyped!

Not hype ... and this is only the beginning of the items of note that are the most interesting talking-point dynamics of the HP-1 Hypercar produced by Hyperion, Inc.. A company first founded in 2011 in Columbus, Ohio that now sports a California dreamin' office located in Orange, California.

Hyperion XP-1 - imagine this pulling away as it leaves some water behind. Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2022)

Beyond the easily manageable recharge downtimes, this beautiful, stunning, and soon to be available Hypercar also boasts additional "HYPES" like an acceleration from 0-60mph in 2.25 seconds, a top speed of 221 mph supplied through 2,038HP power-plant. This is only the beginning.

From the rear, this XP-1 is robust, smooth, rounded, an airflow managed with variable channel panels on the left and the right, Adjustable to any road shape condition. As the website points out, provided through WRAPAROUND Halcyon Wing Doors. Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2022)

A most interesting element that is at the base of this first effort by Hyperion, Inc. is the XP-1 SURFBOARD.

Hyperion developed an all-in-one ‘surf-board’ platform that combines its high-power fuel cell engine module with a revolutionary hydrogen storage technology from NASA that stores more hydrogen in less space than ever before.

This variable-vehicle technology (VVT) chassis comes with multiple motor configurations and can be used for a wide-variety of vehicle architectures from passenger cars to commercial vehicles.

Yes, this SPACESHIP INSPIRED Hypercar boasts a 1,000 mile range. It isn't suspected that all of the 1K miles can be travelled at the maximum speed of 221mph. Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2022)

Space Technology for the road - riding on a CARBON FIBER + TITANIUM Monocoque Chassis.

If any more was exposed at the outdoor stand at SEMA Las Vegas, this presentation needs to be labelled a sneak preview of the Hyperion HP-1 Hypercar - no hype! Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2022)

The scheduled Global Launch + Auto Show Debut is in the calendar to happen at the press day for the Los Angeles Auto Show for 2022 - AutoMobility LA on November 17, 2022 at just after 4:20pm PT in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Hyperion has placed the hype in Hypercar with the introduction of the space technology infused HP-1.

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Friday, November 11, 2022

2023 Rose Parade: NASCAR, With AES Build, Will Celebrate 75th Yr. In Race Down Colorado Blvd.

NASCAR will roll down famed Colorado Boulevard in the Rose Parade in a float celebrating 75 years of competition titled "ALWAYS FORWARD." This fits nicely with the theme of the 134th edition of the Tournament of Roses Parade ... "TURNING THE CORNER" ... after all, isn't this is what NASCAR does best? Image Credit: John Ramirez - Float Designer - Artistic Entertainment Services (2022)

2023 Rose Parade: NASCAR, With AES Build, Will Celebrate 75th Yr. In Race Down Colorado Blvd.

NASCAR will kick off its 75th anniversary celebrations at the start of the new year with a vibrant display in the 2023 Rose Parade® presented by Honda, highlighting the thrills of racing in full bloom.

The parade, part of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® which also features the famed college football Rose Bowl Game®, will be held Monday, Jan. 2. Hundreds of entries will process down the 5.5-mile route, including NASCAR’s display, showcasing the 75th anniversary and the upcoming Busch Light Clash at the LA Coliseum. The float is titled "Always Forward" – a nod to the theme of the 2023 parade "Turning the Corner."

“We’re beyond thrilled to be participating in such an incredible spectacle as the Rose Parade,” said NASCAR Vice President of Marketing Services Patrick Rogers. “There’s truly no better way to enter NASCAR’s 75th year than by celebrating at an event that brings people together through immense creativity and color. With a theme that so closely resembles the growth of our sport and organization, I can’t wait to see our float come to life in the new year.”

As per tradition, floats in the Rose Parade are entirely decorated with natural elements such as florals, seeds, fresh leaves, nuts, spices and other herbage. Each float requires tens of thousands of floral and non-floral materials to decorate fully.

NASCAR’s float design features the renowned entrance of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with the Olympic Caldron atop the Peristyle, with speedy stock cars racing around a track surrounded by checkered flags, ribbons, palm trees and more, headed by the diamond logo to signify the start NASCAR’s 75th year. The float stands 25 feet tall, from the base to the top of the flame, and 55 feet in length.

BUSCH Light Clash Track Build - 2023 Parade Theme "Turning the Corner."

The Coliseum fa├žade will be decorated with light and dark sesame seeds while the caldron will be coated in Green Tea leaf, with warmly hued carnation petals as the flame. The cars, track, ribbons and checkered flags will be adorned with elements such as red cranberry seed, black seaweed, rice, orange lentils, poppy seeds, blue statice and ground green split pea.

The NASCAR 75 diamond logo will be made up of various seeds and decorated with yellow strawflower, red carnation and blue statice, representing those three famous colors in the NASCAR bar mark. All of the float’s design elements will sit atop a base of hot pink, orange and red roses with sprinkles of blue florals throughout.

Finally, a portion of the float will bring to life philanthropic efforts in California highlighted by a NASCAR-themed license plate in partnership with the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA), with proceeds benefitting Expo Park, parks in the Fontana, Calif. area and the NASCAR Foundation. More information can be found at www.nascarplates.com.

NASCAR will partner with Artistic Entertainment Services (AES), an official float builder and partner of the Tournament of Roses.

The annual Rose Parade celebrates 134 years of success with its upcoming celebration on Jan. 2, led by the volunteer-driven, non-profit Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association. In addition to participating in the 2023 parade, NASCAR will also be providing the Tournament’s 935 volunteers with a special Busch Light Clash and Auto Club Speedway ticket offer, in recognition of their dedication to America’s New Year Celebration®.

In ringing in 2023, NASCAR enters its diamond year as the organization celebrates 75 years of history and passion for racing. The Rose Parade kickstarts the anniversary festivities which continue with the Busch Light Clash at the LA Coliseum, and on throughout the rest of the year.

The Busch Light Clash at the LA Coliseum will be held on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, as a part of the destination’s “Coliseum Forever” celebration to honor the historic stadium’s centennial anniversary and will air live on FOX at 8 p.m. ET. After an action-packed 2022 season, the 2023 NASCAR season-opener is bound to be another thrilling event in a momentous year.

For more information about the Busch Light Clash and details on ticket pricing, please visit nascarclash.com.

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