CARS Tour Reveals New Touring 12 Lineup

Deac McCaskill (08) races under Dexter Canipe Jr. during the CARS Late Model Stock Tour portion of the Race To Remember 250 at Concord Speedway. (Adam Fenwick photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – For the second consecutive year, the CARS Tour will have the Touring 12 program in place for drivers making the commitment to run the full season of events.

The 2019 Touring 12 lineup features seven returning teams from a season ago, including three of the four CARS Late Model Stock champions since the series’ inception in 2015.

“We had a record season last year as a series and I’m confident a lot of that had to do with the Touring 12 program we started. While last year’s inaugural group was hard to decide on, this year was even tougher with the applicants we had to choose from. The talent level of this year’s class is the best in late model stock racing right now,” explained CARS Tour owner Jack McNelly. “We want to thank everyone that applied to the program this year. This decision is never easy, but we feel like we have a great group of drivers and teams that fans at every track can look forward to seeing compete.”

The selection process considered multiple factors including CARS Tour team loyalty, marketability, future development of the CARS Tour and its fan base, and the ability to fulfill the Touring 12 guidelines throughout the 2019 season.

All teams that are not a part of the Touring 12 program in 2019 will all be eligible for the Loyalty Bonus Program. Any team that competes in three consecutive races at any time on the 2019 schedule will receive a $500 bonus added to their purse check after the third race.

In addition, any team that competes in every event on the schedule will receive an additional $500 bonus at the season finale at South Boston.

For details on this year’s Touring 12, advance to the next page.