Sieg Ready for Double Duty at Daytona

Sieg Ready for Double Duty at Daytona

SUGAR HILL, Ga. (June 26, 2017) – RSS Racing is pleased to announce multiple sponsors for the NASCAR XFINITY race at Daytona Speedway this Friday night. Holley’s Home Furnishings, who joined the team at Talladega in May, will return as a primary sponsor on the hood of the #39. Double Nuts Racing Track Supplies will be the co primary sponsor for the 100-lap race. Georgia Trade School, Beyond Forced Induction, Midstate Basement, Baseball Racks, and Pro Line Rentals will also be associate sponsors on the Chevy Camaro.

Ryan Sieg is currently 13th in the series standings following a career best 2nd place finish at Iowa Speedway. “Pretty incredible finish last weekend in Iowa for our team. It’s a big deal for our team to finish in the top 15 much less being the runner up. It was actually our Texas car we ran in Iowa so that makes it even more special,” commented Sieg. 

Sieg will make his third career Monster Energy Cup start this weekend at Daytona again driving for BK Racing. The #83 Toyota Camry will be sponsored by Dustless Blasting. “I’m really excited to get in the cup car at Daytona. Plate racing is a bit of an equalizer for the smaller teams so I always enjoy the opportunity at Daytona. The goal for this weekend is to get a good finish in the XFINITY car and gain some points. The cup car we would like to get the #83 team their best finish of the year. Just running all the laps and finishing would be big,” commented Sieg.  

 

About RSS Racing:

RSS Racing fields the No. 39 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Ryan Sieg. RSS Racing has competed in NASCAR events since 2009 from its headquarters in Sugar Hill, Ga. For more information on RSS Racing and Ryan Sieg, please visit ryansiegracing.com or follow them on Twitter @RyanSiegRacing.

Ritchie Industries Returns to RSS as Iowa Sponsor

SUGAR HILL, Ga. (June 22, 2017) – RSS Racing is pleased to welcome Ritchie Industries as the primary sponsor for Ryan Sieg at both XFINITY races at Iowa Speedway. Ritchie Industries joined the team at Iowa Speedway last July where Sieg finished 15th.

Since 1921, Ritchie Industries has manufactured durable, dependable automatic fountains for many species of livestock, including beef, dairy, equine, swine, sheep and goats. The distinct Ritchie design has been the standard bearer of quality. Ritchie fountains continue to serve all sizes of operations in the livestock industry with equipment designed to provide years of trouble-free use.

Ryan Sieg is currently 14th in the series standings following a solid 15th place finish last weekend in Michigan. “It’s great to have Ritchie Industries back with us again at Iowa Speedway. It’s their home turf so we want to put on a good show for them and all the great race fans in Iowa. We made some positive gains last weekend in Michigan and I’m hoping we can keep the momentum headed in the right direction this weekend,” commented Sieg. 

About RSS Racing:

RSS Racing fields the No. 39 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Ryan Sieg. RSS Racing has competed in NASCAR events since 2009 from its headquarters in Sugar Hill, Ga. For more information on RSS Racing and Ryan Sieg, please visit ryansiegracing.com or follow them on Twitter @RyanSiegRacing.

Sieg ready for the Tricky Triangle

 

SUGAR HILL, Ga. (June 7, 2017) – RSS Racing will welcome Hess Ornamental Iron as the primary sponsor for the XFINITY race at Pocono this Saturday. The#39 team will also have KMB Plumbing as a major associate sponsor for the 100-lap race.

Hess Iron fabricates and installs the highest quality architectural metalwork in south central and eastern Pennsylvania as well as Maryland. They also repair and update existing metalwork. KMB Plumbing & Electrical has provided a variety of both residential and commercial services to the Poconos, Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas for the last 27 years.

Driver Ryan Sieg is currently 14th in the standings following a solid 16th place finish last weekend in Dover. “We are really excited to welcome some new sponsors this weekend in Pocono. I think we have had like 25 different sponsors in just 12 races. Most of them have been new to NASCAR so it’s cool to see new people get involved and help grow our race team. Pocono is a fun track but also a tricky one. Getting the car to drive in turn 3 is the key to that whole place.,” commented Sieg. 

About RSS Racing:

RSS Racing fields the No. 39 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Ryan Sieg. RSS Racing has competed in NASCAR events since 2009 from its headquarters in Sugar Hill, Ga. For more information on RSS Racing and Ryan Sieg, please visit ryansiegracing.com or follow them on Twitter @RyanSiegRacing.

New Sponsors for Sieg at Charlotte

New sponsors for Sieg at Charlotte

SUGAR HILL, Ga. (May 24, 2017) – RSS Racing is thrilled to welcome Data Link and Hang N Out portable trash cans as co primary sponsors for Ryan Sieg at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The#39 team will also have Mike D’s BBQ and Super Sod as a major associate sponsors for the race weekend in Charlotte. Additionally, the team will welcome country music star Frank Foster as an honorary team member on race day. Foster, will be performing at the track both Saturday and Sunday promoting his latest album, Good Country Music.

RSS Racing continues to introduce new sponsors into the world of NASCAR. Hang N Out is the perfect portable trash can for outdoor activities like tailgating football, soccer, racing, beach, camping and more. Made of lightweight and durable plastic with patented “Magic Spring” Hang N Out fits snugly and securely over tires of trucks, SUVs, RVs and most cars. Data Link provides telecom companies an edge in data gathering and design.  

The XFINITY race at Charlotte will be the tenth race on schedule for XFINITY teams. Driver Ryan Sieg currently sits 13th in points after a terrific race in Talladega where Sieg contended for a top 5 before finishing 12th. “Charlotte is always a fun track and it really it fits my driving style. We went and tested there a few weeks ago and feel like we learned a lot. It’s always a competitive field at Charlotte with some added cup drivers but we are always up for the challenge,” commented Sieg. 

About RSS Racing:

RSS Racing fields the No. 39 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Ryan Sieg. RSS Racing has competed in NASCAR events since 2009 from its headquarters in Sugar Hill, Ga. For more information on RSS Racing and Ryan Sieg, please visit ryansiegracing.com or follow them on Twitter @RyanSiegRacing.

New Look and New Sponsors at Talladega

SUGAR HILL, Ga. (May 3, 2017) – RSS Racing is excited to welcome Holley’s Home Furnishings and Alabama Soda and Abrasive Blasting as co primary sponsors for Ryan Sieg at Talladega Superspeedway. The #39 team also have Beyond Forced Induction as a major associate sponsor for the race weekend. Baseball Racks and Midstate Basement continue their support of the #39 team as associate partners.

Holley's Home Furnishings with stores in Alexander City and Montgomery Alabama, proudly serves the Tallapoosa, Montgomery counties and Lake Martin area. They showcase a large variety in living room, bedroom and dining room furniture. Alabama Soda and Abrasive Blasting, located in Birmingham Alabama, specializes in removing coatings and rust on just about everything.

The 113-lap race at Talladega will be the ninth race on schedule for XFINITY teams. Driver Ryan Sieg currently sits 15th in points. The team will race a blue, black, and white scheme for Talladega.  “Talladega is always special for our team because we feel like we have a chance to contend for the win. We have a lot of family, friends, and sponsors coming to the race and I want to put on a good show for them. There is no track quite like Talladega,” commented Sieg. 

About RSS Racing:

RSS Racing fields the No. 39 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Ryan Sieg. RSS Racing has competed in NASCAR events since 2009 from its headquarters in Sugar Hill, Ga. For more information on RSS Racing and Ryan Sieg, please visit ryansiegracing.com or follow them on Twitter @RyanSiegRacing.

Sieg Picks up Sponsorship for Texas

SUGAR HILL, Ga. (April 6, 2017) – RSS Racing is pleased to welcome Smiley Transportation as the primary sponsor for Ryan Sieg at Texas Motor Speedway for this weekend’s XFINITY race. The team also welcomes Jerry’s Texas Jerky and Georgia Trade School as major associate sponsors. Baseball Racks and Midstate Basement continue their support of the #39 team as associate partners.

Smiley Transportation is an alternative solution to student transportation. Their mission is to provide affordable, dependable, and safe student transportation in the Dallas/Fort Worth school districts. Smiley Transportation offers peace of mind to parents to ensure their kids arrive safe and on time.

The 200-lap race at Texas Motor Speedway will be the sixth race on schedule for XFINITY teams. Driver Ryan Sieg currently sits 18th in points after the first five races. “Texas is one of my favorite tracks but it’s going to be significantly different with the recent repave. Practice is going to be crucial for us this week. I’m looking forward to getting their and representing Smiley Transportation,” commented Sieg.  

About RSS Racing:

RSS Racing fields the No. 39 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Ryan Sieg. RSS Racing has competed in NASCAR events since 2009 from its headquarters in Sugar Hill, Ga. For more information on RSS Racing and Ryan Sieg, please visit ryansiegracing.com or follow them on Twitter @RyanSiegRacing.

Crazy Vapors Joins Sieg at Atlanta

SUGAR HILL, Ga. (Feb. 28, 2017) – RSS Racing and driver Ryan Sieg are pleased to welcome Crazy Vapors as the primary sponsor on their No. 39 Chevrolet Camaro for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway this Saturday.

Crazy Vapors is an electronic cigarette, e-liquid, and accessory store located in Augusta, Ga. They specialize in providing fast, dependable, and honest service for all their customers. Additionally, the team will welcome Super-Sod, Otter’s Chicken, AWS, and The Georgia Trade School as associate sponsors for the race. Baseball Racks and Midstate Basement, who will be primary sponsors later in the year, will continue as associate sponsors at Atlanta.

The race in Atlanta is a hometown event for Ryan Sieg and his RSS Racing team. “I always enjoy racing so close to home with so many family and friends around. We have some local Georgia based sponsors so that will be neat to have them on board as well,” commented Sieg.

About RSS Racing:

RSS Racing fields the No. 39 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Ryan Sieg. RSS Racing has competed in NASCAR events since 2009 from its headquarters in Sugar Hill, Ga. For more information on RSS Racing and Ryan Sieg, please visit ryansiegracing.com or follow them on Twitter @RyanSiegRacing.

Booyah Mortgage to sponsor Ryan Sieg at Daytona

 

SUGAR HILL, Ga. (Feb. 16, 2017) – RSS Racing and driver Ryan Sieg are pleased to welcome Booyah Mortgage as the primary sponsor on their No. 39 Chevrolet Camaro for the NASCAR XFINITY Series season-opening race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Sat., Feb. 25.

Booyah Mortgage is a Veteran owned and operated business in central Florida and marks the company’s first foray into Motorsports. Owner Shane Johnson served as a United States Marine and is dedicated to helping other military Veterans.

Additionally, Sugar Hill, Ga.-based RSS Racing will be racing in honor of Veterans and homeless Veterans at the “World Center of Racing.”

Furthermore, the family-owned team will welcome the support of Booyah Productions, Baseball Racks, Midstate Basement, Pro Line Rentals and Crazy Vapors as associate marketing partners sponsors for the 120-lap PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona.

Kevin “Cowboy” Starland will lead the No. 39 team for the fourth straight year as crew chief.

Industry veteran Mike Ford, who joined the team last season, will be an active team consultant for all 33 races in 2017.

 “We really want to move away from being an underdog team despite not having a cup affiliation and being in Georgia,” said Starland. “RSS Racing has right tools and people in place to be competitive every week.”  

Owner and driver Sieg will again pilot the No. 39 Chevrolet for a full season in the XFINITY Series following a career season in 2016, which saw the 29-year-old compete in the inaugural XFINITY Series Chase for the championship.

“I could not be more pleased with the progress of our race team,” he said. “We moved into a new shop, started a second team, and finished the season ninth in the standings last year. I’m certainly looking forward to taking this team to the next level.”

The PowerShares® QQQ 300 (120 laps / 300 miles) is the first of 33 NASCAR XFINITY Series on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Friday, Feb. 24 from 12:30 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. A final session is set for 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Saturday, Feb. 25 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The 40-car field will take the green flag shortly after 3:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). 

About Booyah Mortgage:

At Booyah Mortgage, their mission is:  “ ‘A “Veteran’- whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve- is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America,’ for an amount of, ‘up to, and including his life.’  That is honor.  And there are way too many people in this country today, who no longer understand that fact.  Our mission is to ensure that we give back to those who wrote that check.” For more information on Boohah Mortgage please visit http://www.booyahmortgage.com/ or call them at 1-844-7BOOYAH

About RSS Racing:

RSS Racing fields the No. 39 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Ryan Sieg. RSS Racing has competed in NASCAR events since 2009 from its headquarters in Sugar Hill, Ga. For more information on RSS Racing and Ryan Sieg, please visit ryansiegracing.com or follow them on Twitter @RyanSiegRacing.

RSS Racing Media Contact: 

Danny Dugan

marketing@ryansiegracing.com

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Sieg qualifies for 2016 NASCAR Xfinity series chase.

JOLIET, Ill. – Ryan Sieg rebounded from a pit-road speeding penalty and an errant pit stop. Blake Koch said it was a race-long vibration that raised his concerns.

But the two drivers and their respective teams persevered to come home with top-15 finishes in Saturday’s Drive for Safety 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race atChicagoland Speedway and clinched spots in the series’ inaugural Chase.

Sieg wound up 12th while Koch battled to a 15th-place finish in the 200-lap race.

"We're going to have to be top 15 or better each race, be on our game and make no mistakes," said Sieg, driver of the No. 39 Chevrolet for RSS Racing. "If some other people make mistakes, we can benefit from that and make it to the next round.

"You've got to race hard and get everything out of everybody; it's going to be a struggle but we're ready for it."

Sieg, 29, will enter the seven-race playoff seeded ninth, 12 points behind Saturday's race winner, top-seeded Erik Jones (Joe Gibbs Racing). Sieg is not alone – nine of the 12 drivers in the field qualified for the Chase on points, and will begin with 2,000-point total after the reset.

It's a daunting task for Sieg's group, as well as for Koch and others who have seenSprint Cup-affiliated teams dominate the competition this season.

But they'll all be racing for the same hardware come next week, and to be among the handful in that position is a win in itself.

"This is huge," Sieg said. "It's like a race within a race – the Cup affiliated teams and the smaller teams. We're one of the top two smaller car teams. This is like our little championship here. It's exciting; I'm ready to go to the next three."

For Koch, it was a stressful event at Chicagoland, in part brought on by a season spent on the Chase bubble. The vibration in the No. 11 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet only made matters worse.

The concern in his voice as the race wound down wasn't anything new.

"How about a little concern in my voice all race long?" said Koch, who called the event "the biggest XFINITY race I've ever been a part of.

"I had this little vibration that just scared me. When you're in this tight of a points battle you want everything to feel perfect and I had a vibration through my shifter; I don't know where it was. It never went away, it never got worse."

It was not the first time the issue had cropped up; the last time it did, Koch said, he failed to finish the race.

"So it just had my stomach in knots," the 31-year-old said. “Chris (Rice, crew chief) was able to use his psychology and get my head off of it and just race the race."

The XFINITY Chase format consists of seven races and three rounds, with four drivers eliminated at the conclusion of each of the first two rounds. The drivers in the Championship 4 will go to Homestead-Miami Speedway to determine the champion.

The Round of 12 will consist of stops at Kentucky, Dover and Charlotte while Kansas, Texas and Phoenix make up the Round of 8 races.

"I feel like I've been points racing all year, like I've been the guy on the bubble every single race," Koch said. “You're going to have to be smart at Kentucky and get through there with a solid finish but then I think you can go to Dover and let it all hang out." 

Xfinity Series Spotlight: Owner Rod Sieg

If you’re ever trying to spot Rod Sieg in the Xfinity Series garage, just look for the man full of energy and radiating positivity.

Sieg is the owner of Ryan Sieg Racing and the No. 39 car, driven by his son, Ryan. The family-owned business has been successful in NASCAR, moving from the Camping World Truck to Xfinity Series. They are one race away from qualifying for the inaugural Xfinity Series Chase.

Ryan sits 12th on the Chase grid entering Chicago this weekend. As for Rod, whether the team makes the playoffs, one would be hard-pressed to find him not having fun.

“Nobody comes to the racetrack to finish last, do they?” Sieg asks NBC Sports. “Life has been good. I’ve had fun, and everywhere I go I have fun. I don’t want to be in a bad mood. Even after Bristol (where Ryan finished 37th) I didn’t get upset – we just left early, and it was a quiet ride home.”

Sieg’s life in business started in 1982 when he and his father-in-law, Colie Wilson, co-founded S&W Towing. Based out of Tucker, Georgia, where the family originates, Wilson was the one who had an affinity for racing, which rubbed off on Sieg.

“We’d race go-karts and all that stuff, and then we bought some Late Models and got into those then decided to go Truck racing,” Sieg said. “We were going to run Trucks and Xfinity, and heck we ran so good we were like, ‘Why are we going to go Truck racing when we can go over here?’ That’s how it just goes, and it’s been an easy progression.”

Sieg has fielded entries in NASCAR since 2009. And just like the sport, he admits he lives his life at full-throttle.

“That’s the only way to live, isn’t it?”

The following Q&A has been edited and condensed.

NBC Sports: Is the team shop still based in Georgia at the S&W Towing location?

Sieg: It was until this last year. I could walk out back from my office and go to the garage and work right in the garage. But it got too small. We’ve moved to a different location and run a business out of there that is a towing service, but we built a big warehouse up there. It’s pretty nice now.

NBC Sports: How much did your father-in-law influence your decision to get into racing?

Sieg: My wife’s dad raced dirt, and I worked for a guy named Randy Couch when I was like 16, 17, 18 and he was an All-Pro champion. Ever since then we’ve been racing, and he even came over to the shop and helped us work on our Late Model cars when we ran around the Southeast. I actually tried to deter Ryan from racing; I sent him down to a guy named Wayne Anderson in Florida and said go with him. I called Wayne and said ‘I want you to be as brutal as you can on him,’ and Wayne treated him awful. Ryan would say, ‘We worked on Wayne’s cars all day, and we’d push mine out for 30 minutes, and I’d have to race Wayne.’ He’d follow him to the track, and that’s how he really got into it. He actually did good as Wayne told him, just follow me around.

Wayne Anderson raced for a long time and he was in Late Models out of Florida and Ryan would drive back and forth from Florida to our house every week, and did it by himself. I was wanting him to quit because people don’t understand how hard racing is from week to week, and he was determined to do it. I was trying to be mean as I could, I really was.

NBC Sports: Is it difficult to be both the owner of the race team and the father of the driver?

Sieg: I treat him like I would any other driver. I don’t cut him any slack, but I don’t really say much. We’ve been racing so long you don’t get real high or real low. Daytona (when Ryan finished third) I got real high! That was a high point. When you get through Daytona, and you can finish it, it’s always a good day because we’ve had two bad years of bad luck down there. Running good, but just got caught up in a wreck. Boy, when you can finish one, it just tickles you to death.

NBC Sports: Do you just oversee the operation when you come to the track or do you get involved?

Sieg: I’ll do anything they ask me. I’ll jump in and pick up tires and put them on if that’s what I need to do. I want everybody to be in a good mood because you know what, one gets in a bad mood, everybody gets in a bad mood.

NBC Sports: What is your approach or philosophy for business, seeing that you run two different ones?

Sieg: I just treat everybody the way I want to be treated. I mean, we got a guy that does nothing but polish the car, and I treat him the same way I treat the crew chief.

NBC Sports: Is the current business model in the Xfinity Series sustainable to a small team like yours?

Sieg: We’ll have to see. We haven’t got that far yet. I take it a year at a time, a race at a time. We prepare our car a week in advance, and some of these guys have their cars prepared months in advance. We haven’t mapped out anything for the future.

NBC Sports: With as outgoing and energetic as you are, do you have any other hobbies besides racing?

Sieg: We go up to the lake house all the time, I have a lake house in Georgia. We have jet skis and boats and all that and I’m constantly doing things that nearly kill me. (Crew chief Kevin Starland) rented a campsite once and we have two jet skis that are real fast, and I came in about 70 miles-per-hour and wide open. There were rocks there on the coast, and I turned the wheel real hard, and I flipped about five times. I was hiding under the water cause the jet ski flipped and they’re all running out screaming, ‘Rod, Rod, Rod!’ and I jumped out saying, I’m all right!

By Kelly Crandall