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Automotive Trivia 3/25/16

Friddle: During the '80s, which American automobile brand used the slogan
"We Build Excitement"?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: What model year did Porsche introduce the 912 Coupé?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 1965
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

 

JASPER Driveline Division Supplies Transmissions to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2016

Stewart-Haas Racing and Furniture Row Racing will use the JASPER Single-Rail 4-Speed Transmission (left).
Joe Gibbs Racing will use JASPER's Three-Rail 4-Speed Transmission (right).

 

The Jasper Engines & Transmissions Driveline Division will supply 4-Speed Transmissions to Stewart-Haas Racing for
the 2016 NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series season.

Stewart-Haas Racing joins Joe Gibbs Racing and Furniture Row Racing as users of JASPER products.

2015 was a highly successful season for the JASPER Driveline Division. All told, eight of the top 10 drivers in the 2015
NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series final points standings drove cars equipped with JASPER products, including 2015 Series
Champion, Kyle Busch. Sprint Cup Series cars equipped with JASPER products accounted for 23 wins, 95 top-five
finishes, 161 top-ten finishes and earned 20 pole position starts in 2015.

"It's truly a testament to the strength and durability of our driveline products," says Terry DeKemper, JASPER Driveline
Division Manager."

Stewart-Haas Racing drivers Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch and Danica Patrick, along with Furniture Row
Racing driver, Martin Truex Jr, are using the Single-Rail version of the JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, which allows
a single external rail to rotate and move two internal forks to engage the four forward gears.

Returning for the 2016 season are Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth
in the NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series, and NASCAR® Xfinity Series drivers Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones and Matt Tifft. Kyle
Busch and Matt Kenseth will also be among Joe Gibbs Racing drivers in the NASCAR® Xfinity Series. Each driver has a
car equipped with a JASPER Three-Rail 4-Speed Transmission.

 

Automotive Trivia 3/18/16

Friddle: What model year did Porsche introduce the 912 Coupé?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: Which Italian automaker produces the Veneno Roadster?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Lamborghini
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

2016 Performance Show Schedule

Jasper Engines & Transmissions will be on the road for 2016 celebrating 74 years of business in the automotive remanufacturing industry.

As a way to better educate the public on our remanufacturing capabilities, JASPER has updated its mobile marketing rig, known as the "Rolling Showcase." The "Showcase" will appear at several high-profile car shows and performance events from March through October.

The JASPER Rolling Showcase brings along several product displays, including components from the gas engine, transmission, performance and Authentic Custom Drivetrain divisions. JASPER Associates will be available at each event, so visitors can ask about our remanufacturing processes, or even purchase one of our products!

JASPER's Mission Statement is simple: Do It Right... And Have Fun! For 74 years, JASPER has been committed to being a leading force in the automotive industry.

March 19-20           GoodGuys All American Get-Together  Pleasanton, CA
April 1-3                 GoodGuys Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals  Del Mar, CA
April 20-24             Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral  Carlisle, PA
June 17-19             MSRA (Minnesota Street Rod Association)  St. Paul, MN
July 15-17               Syracuse Nationals  Syracuse, NY
August 4-7              NSRA (National Street Rod Association)  Louisville, KY
August 26-28          Frog Follies  Evansville, IN
September 9-10      Shades of the Past  Pigeon Forge, TN
September 22-25    Charlotte Fall Auto Fair  Charlotte, NC
October 6-9             Cruisin' The Coast  Biloxi, MS

We hope to see you this year!

 

 

Automotive Trivia 3/11/16

Friddle: Which Italian automaker produces the Veneno Roadster?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: The mid-size Canyon pickup truck is marketed by which US automaker?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: General Motors
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Joe M. - Hendersonville, NC

 

Automotive Trivia 3/04/16

Friddle: The mid-size Canyon pickup truck is marketed by which US automaker?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: Which Japanese automaker produced the S2000 roadster?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Honda
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

Busch Brothers Finish 3rd and 4th in Atlanta with JASPER Transmissions


Kyle Busch took a 3rd place finish in the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. His brother Kurt finished 4th, while Carl Edwards rounded out the Top-5. Each of the drivers was running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission.

A recap of finishes from this weekend's races at Atlanta follows.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 - Atlanta Motor Speedway 

3rd     Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 
4th     Kurt Busch #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
5th     Carl Edwards #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
6th     Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

7th     Martin Truex, Jr. #78 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 
16th   Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
17th   Ty Dillon #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
19th   Matt Kenseth #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
20th   Danica Patrick #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 

NASCAR xfinity Series - Heads Up Georgia 250 - Atlanta Motor Speedway

1st     Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
3rd    Erik Jones #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
7th    Daniel Suarez #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

 

Automotive Trivia 2/26/16

Friddle: Which Japanese automaker produced the S2000 roadster?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:
Falken Tire is a subsidary to what Japanese Company?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Sumitomo
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

Denny Hamlin Wins His First Daytona 500 in Closest-Ever Finish

In the end, it was Denny Hamlin taking the photo finish win in the 2016 Daytona 500. Hamlin won by a half a foot and 10 hundreds of a second, in the closest-ever finish in the history of the Daytona 500. It was Hamlin's first win in the prestigious race. Hamlin was running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission.

It was a great kick-off for JASPER Race Products in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, with drivers running the JASPER 4-Speed taking the top five finishing positions.

A recap of finishes from this weekend's races at Daytona follows.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Daytona 500 - Daytona International Speedway 

1st     Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
2nd    Martin Truex, Jr. #78 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 
3rd     Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 
4th     Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
5th     Carl Edwards #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
10th   Kurt Busch #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
14th   Matt Kenseth #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
26th   Brian Vickers #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 
35th   Danica Patrick #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 

NASCAR xfinity Series - Powershares QQQ 300 - Daytona International Speedway 

8th     Daniel Suarez #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
23rd   Bobby Labonte #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
31st   Erik Jones #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

Automotive Trivia 2/19/16

Friddle: Falken Tire is a subsidary to what Japanese Company?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:
What automotive brand uses the slogan "Find New Roads"?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Chevrolet
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Ray M. - Anniston, AL