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Volusia Speedway Park Begins Construction of New Main Grandstand

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Volusia Speedway Park Begins Construction of New Main Grandstand Comfort and access take priority, with multiple seating options for 48th DIRTcar Nationals Story By: Cristina Cordova/DIRTcar Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com DELEON, FL — Sept. 24, 2018 — Volusia Speedway Park announced today a $500,000 overhaul of its main frontstretch grandstand and wall as part of ongoing efforts to provide a top-notch experience for fans and racers at the two-week long, season-opening DIRTcar Nationals. As the demand for reserved seating continues to grow — with standing-room-only crowds for World of Outlaws shows — the new grandstand will expand reserved seating options…

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Bronson Strikes Gold in East Bay Finale

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Bronson Strikes Gold in East Bay Finale Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FL (February 10, 2018) - Kyle Bronson raced to the biggest victory of his career on Saturday night during the finale of the Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs. Bronson lives only a short distance from the race track and managed to defend his home turf valiantly. He took the lead on lap 55 and then held off Jonathan Davenport for the win, in front of a capacity grandstand. Bronson marked his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win,…

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Twice as Nice(ly): Tyler Nicely Locks into Gator Championship with Saturday’s Victory

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Twice as Nice(ly): Tyler Nicely Locks into Gator Championship with Saturday’s Victory Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 10, 2018 — The first of two Gator Qualifying Nights for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds was on Saturday, February 10th. The 79 teams that have appeared at least once during the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals were split up into two groups with half the field racing on the 10th, while the other half get the day off before returning to the track on Sunday, February 11th. In the first of two Big Gator Qualifying Nights to…

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Sheppard Romps from 21st at East Bay

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Sheppard Romps from 21st at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com TAMPA, FL (February 8, 2018) - Brandon Sheppard charged from the 21st starting spot to win Thursday night's Wrisco Industries 42nd Annual Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs at East Bay Raceway Park. Sheppard won the Winternationals opener on Monday night. Tonight, he took the lead from Tyler Erb on lap 22 and then held off Hall-of-Famer Scott Bloomquist for the win. Trailing Sheppard and Bloomquist to the finish line were Devin Moran, Josh Richards, and Tyler Erb. Jimmy Owens led…

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Donny Schatz goes two-for-two with the All Stars at Volusia

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Donny Schatz goes two-for-two with the All Stars at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 8, 2018) - For the second time in as many days, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, officially sweeping All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park during the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Schatz’s route to victory on Thursday evening was just as impressive as the night before, ultimately diminishing a near-straightaway lead held by Chad Kemenah at the midpoint…

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FIVE PAST WINTER DIRT GAMES WINNERS AMONG ENTRIES FOR OCALA USAC SPRINT OPENERS

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FIVE PAST WINTER DIRT GAMES WINNERS AMONG ENTRIES FOR OCALA USAC SPRINT OPENERS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein & Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida.........Five past "Winter Dirt Games" feature winners have entered the 2018 USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship season openers Feb. 15-16-17 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. The ninth edition of the three-race series in the heart of Florida has had 11 different winning drivers in its 22-race history. The winner of the opener at the most recent trip by the series to Ocala was Ione, California's Justin Grant. The 2018…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Take the Stage at Bubba

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Lucas Oil Late Models Take the Stage at Bubba Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OH (February 8, 2018) - The 2018 Georgia-Florida Speedweeks for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will conclude on Sunday, February 11th when the nation's top drivers take center stage at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL. A star-studded group of drivers will converge on the 3/8-mile oval. Series regulars and hopeful young rookies will battle a strong contingent of local and regional standouts. The Lucas Oil Winter Nationals - Presented by GEICO will feature a full program of racing for…

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Overton Strikes at East Bay

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Overton Strikes at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com TAMPA, FL (February 7, 2018) - Brandon Overton took the lead on lap 26 from Josh Richards and led the remaining 14 laps to capture his first career East Bay Raceway Park win on Wednesday night. The 42nd Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs produced another spectacular feature race, as the 40-lapper saw three different leaders, and lots of action throughout the field. Overton's third career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory came over Josh Richards, Gregg Satterlee, Jonathan Davenport, and Bobby…

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Donny Schatz charges from 12th to win at Volusia Speedway Park

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Donny Schatz charges from 12th to win at Volusia Speedway Park DIRTcar Nationals action continues later today Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 8, 2018) - Mounting an impressive hard charge to the front, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz led the final nine circuits on Wednesday evening to claim $5,000 during the opening night of the sprint car segment of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. The victory, Schatz’s eighth during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competition at the Barberville half-mile, occurred in fantastic fashion, advancing…

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Stremme Strong In DIRTcar Nationals Opener

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Stremme Strong In DIRTcar Nationals Opener Second career win in DIRTcar UMP Modifieds at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Jim Murdoch/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL - Feb. 6, 2018 - The premier drivers and teams within the DIRTcar UMP Modified ranks from across North America converged to Volusia Speedway Park (FL) for night number one of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. A stellar field of 65 teams made their way to the Sunshine State to compete in the first of seven straight nights of competition for the open-wheeled weekly warriors. David Stremme, originally from South Bend, IN and…

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Davenport Holds Off Overton at East Bay

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Davenport Holds Off Overton at East Bay  Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Paul Arch & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com TAMPA, FL (February 6, 2018) - Jonathan Davenport fought off a furious late-race challenge from Brandon Overton to win night two of the Wrisco Industries 42nd Annual Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs at East Bay Raceway Park. A caution with 22 laps complete set up and eight-lap shootout between Davenport and the tenth-place starting Overton. The two raced the outside line around the 1/3-mile oval using every inch of the cushion that remained. Davenport went to the outside of a…

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Sheppard Edges Moran in East Bay Opener

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Sheppard Edges Moran in East Bay Opener Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranaleltta & Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com TAMPA, FL (February 5, 2018) - Brandon Sheppard passed Devin Moran coming off turn four on the final lap to win the opening night of the Wrisco Industries 42nd Annual Winternationals - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs. The 30-lap, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event saw four different leaders. Moran held the top spot at two different points and finished in second, with Earl Pearson, Jr. claiming the third position. Jonathan Davenport was in contention for the win until the end…

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Shaffer edges Madsen to win night two of Bubba Army Winter Nationals

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Tim Shaffer edges Kerry Madsen to win night two of Bubba Army Winter Nationals Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com OCALA, Fla. (February 2, 2018) - The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer made the most of his front row starting position on Friday night, eventually leading all 30 circuits around Bubba Raceway Park to claim his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event victory of the season. The pilot of the Rudzik Excavating, No. 49X earned $5,000 for his efforts, edging out the “Madman” Kerry Madsen for the 61st victory of…

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Pauch Racing Set to Tackle 2018 in Full Force

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Pauch Racing Set to Tackle 2018 in Full Force Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff February 2, 2018 – After a bitterly cold off-season, the Pauch Racing team is eager for the 2018 season to get underway. Pauch Sr. will be kicking off the season early by making the trek to Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals Feb. 13-17th in his K&A Excavating No.1 Big Block Modified. “I look forward to Florida every year,” Pauch Sr. said. “As long as the weather is nice it’s a lot of fun. It’s still a lot of work but…

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Big-Blocks Slide South for DIRTcar Nationals

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The Big-Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series Slide South for DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC — Feb. 2, 2018 — Each February Volusia Speedway Park kicks off the racing season with the highly anticipated DIRTcar Nationals. The Super DIRTcar Series competitors of the Northeast will once again make the long haul to Florida, stretch their legs, and thaw out their Big-Block Modifieds to prepare for the 2018 campaign. The fast and furious high-banked half-mile oval hosts the Super DIRTcar Series for an extra night in 2018…

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Kemenah hard charges from 17th to win 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 opener

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Chad Kemenah hard charges from 17th to win 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 opener at Bubba Raceway Park Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Vince Vellella/ASCOC OCALA, Fla. (February 1, 2018) - Six-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 titlist, Chad Kemenah, kicked-off his 2018 campaign in a big way, not only scoring the All Star Circuit of Champions season opener at Bubba Raceway Park worth $5,000, but doing so from the inside of row nine. Kemenah, pilot of the familiar, DKW Transport and Bonnell’s Rod…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rolls into East Bay Raceway Park

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rolls into East Bay Raceway Park Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OH (January 30, 2018) - One of the biggest weeks of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season is just around the corner. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will invade East Bay Raceway Park for the 42nd Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs, February 4th-10th. An Open Practice from 6:00pm - 9:00pm on Sunday will kick off a week-long stretch of racing action. From Monday, February 5th through Saturday, February 10th the nation's top dirt late model drivers will…

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An All Star lineup set to return to the Sunshine State

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An All Star lineup set to return to the Sunshine State; Five-race Florida visit to award minimum $10,000 point fund Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BROWNSBURG, Ind. (January 29, 2018) - Celebrating four seasons under the ownership of three-time NASCAR Cup champion, Tony Stewart, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1™ will enter the new year boasting a schedule comprised of 55 events at 36 different facilities. “America’s Series” will crisscross much of the Northeast and Midwest during their upcoming travels, visiting dirt ovals in nine different states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana,…

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World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series drivers hope to wrangle DIRTcar Nationals top prize

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It's Almost Time to Go Big Gator Hunting World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series drivers hope to wrangle DIRTcar Nationals top prize Story By: Kayla May/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC­­- Jan. 26, 2018­- The second week of the 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park will be headlined by dirt Late Model competition. Two nights of DIRTcar Late Models (Feb. 12-13) followed by four nights of action for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series (Feb. 14-17) are in store for the final half of the 12-day short-track racing extravaganza. A star-studded group of drivers…

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Volusia Speedway Park to Celebrate 50 years of Racing

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Volusia Speedway Park to Celebrate 50 years of Racing Weekly competition kicks off March 17th. Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL - Jan. 25, 2018 - While DIRTcar Nationals participants and spectators will be the first to enjoy the renovations to Volusia Speedway Park, weekly racers will continue to reap the rewards all year long as the Speedway re-opens for the 2018 season. The 50th season of weekly racing will begin on Saturday, March 17 and will continue well into November on Saturday nights. For two days; Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12 a special…

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DIRTcar Late Models Set the Stage for the World Of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series at Volusia

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DIRTcar Late Models Set the Stage for the World Of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series at Volusia Two DIRTcar Late Model features kick off week two of the 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals Story By: Matt Prieur/DIRTcar Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - Jan. 25, 2018 - When anyone in the motorsports world thinks about the start of any racing season, our minds automatically revert to palm trees and warm temperatures found in Florida in the month of February. When you're a dirt track fan, your mind wanders to the famous Gator Pond and to the fastest half-mile dirt ovals…

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Volusia Speedway Park Gets a $300,000 Safety Upgrade

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Volusia Speedway Park Gets a $300,000 Safety Upgrade for DIRTcar Nationals Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL - Jan. 23, 2018 - In honor of Volusia Speedway Park's 50th anniversary, the World's Fastest Half-Mile has received a major facelift over the winter months. When DIRTcar Nationals kicks off in two weeks, on February 6, racers and fans alike will benefit from over $300,000 of upgrades geared toward keeping them safe at the premier dirt racing facility in the country. The bulk of the work done at Volusia Speedway Park went into securing the track's perimeter with…

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DIRTcar UMP Modifieds to Race 14 Times in Florida in January/February

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DIRTcar UMP Modifieds to Race 14 Times in Florida in January/February East Bay Raceway Park, North Florida Speedway and Volusia Speedway Park to host Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - Jan. 11, 2018 - With the 2018 racing season on the horizon, the annual pilgrimage to Florida for Speedweeks traditionally begins a new campaign for a variety of drivers and teams from throughout North America. The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds are once again the busiest class with 14 dates on their calendar at three different race tracks within the Sunshine State. The DIRTcar Late Models won't…

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Volusia Speedway Park Ready to Celebrate 50 Years of Racing

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Volusia Speedway Park Ready to Celebrate 50 Years of Racing Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Through countless transformations, Volusia Speedway Park has remained at the heart of racing CONCORD, NC - Jan. 5, 2018 - When race fans make their annual visit to Central Florida in early February to kick off another race season, at first glance they may notice a new look to the storied facility which is home to the 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals, but that isn't out of the ordinary at a speedway that has undergone numerous transformations throughout its 50 years of existence.…

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DIRTcar Nationals Just Got Bigger – Feb 6-17, 2018 at Volusia Speedway Park

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DIRTcar Nationals Just Got Bigger Now five nights of Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block action and four nights of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models - Feb 6-17, 2018 at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - Oct. 25, 2017 - The 2018 racing calendar just got more exciting...what better way to start a new season than with 12 nights of racing in Florida in February. Major changes to the event program highlight the new and exciting schedule for the 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals as the racing season kicks off Feb. 6 through 17,…

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Volusia Speedway Park Receives Only Minor Damage from Hurricane Irma

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Volusia Speedway Park Receives Only Minor Damage from Hurricane Irma DIRTcar Nationals Goes on as Scheduled, February 6-17, 2018 Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL - Sept. 14, 2017 - Volusia Speedway Park was hit hard by Hurricane Irma on Saturday and into Sunday Morning, like much of the Sunshine State, but the facility escaped with only minor damage. The actual racing surface of Volusia Speedway Park was prepped well in advance for the expected heavy rain and winds, but the facility did incur some minor damage to fencing and has some clean-up to do before…

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Tequila Patron ESM Squad Paces Glen Practice

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Teams Gearing Up For Sunday Sahlen's Six Hours Of The Glen Story By: IMSA Weather Tech Series Media Photos By: Racersguide.com / Photo Staff WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – July 1, 2017- On a day when weather conditions were expected to create havoc at Watkins Glen Int’l, the stormy weather stayed away and only a few sprinkles were felt at times throughout the day on Friday. As a result, all IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams got in two productive practice sessions, and a few early favorites for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen have emerged. In the Prototype class, those favorites are…

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Zeros In On Daytona Pole

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Edges Teammate Chase Elliott for Coke Zero 400 Pole Story By: Reid Spencer / NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – July 1, 2017- Dale Earnhardt Jr. may have just extended his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career by one exhibition race with Friday’s pole-winning effort at Daytona International Speedway. The driver who will step away from the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at the end of the season will start first in that car in Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola (7:30 p.m. ET on NBC), after edging teammate Chase…

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Watkins Glen Set To Roar Back In Action

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All Four IMSA Classes Prep For The Glen Story By: ISMA WEATHERTECH SERIES MEDIA Photos By: JAY FISH / RACERSGUIDE.COM WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — June 22, 2017- All four IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship classes return to action as the series makes its annual trek to Watkins Glen International for the July 2Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. In addition to marking the halfway point of the 12-race WeatherTech Championship season, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen also kicks off the second half of the four-race Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. The entry list for the Sahlen’s Hours of The…

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Stacked WeatherTech Field Heads For Circuit Of The Americas

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A Stacked 40-car Entry List Has Been Released For The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Event At Circuit Of The Americas Next Week. Story & Photos By: IMSA WEATHER-TECH SERIES MEDIA DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – April 28, 2017- All four IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship classes, totaling 40 cars, have been entered for next week’s Advance Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown at Circuit of The Americas on May 6. The largest of the four WeatherTech Championship classes, GT Daytona (GTD), brings a strong field of 17 cars, including Texas-based Lone Star Racing, which makes its 2017 series debut in its home state event.…

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Taylor Brothers Carry Momentum To Long Beach

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Ricky And Jordan Taylor Carrying A Wave Of Momentum Into The Grand Prix of Long Beach. Story & Photos By: IMSA SERIES MEDIA DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –April 4, 2017-  Saying Jordan and Ricky Taylor and the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team are carrying momentum into this Saturday’s BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach is an understatement. With back-to-back victories in the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida to open the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the brothers are off to a perfect start for their father’s…

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Wayne Taylor Racing Leads Prototype Field To Sebring

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Wayne Taylor Racing Leads The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype Field Into Sebring Int’l Raceway This Weekend. Story & Photos By: IMSA SERIES MEDIA DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –March 15, 2017-  Fans of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship learned a great deal about the new Prototype field at the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona. They are good looking, with a purposeful, means-business profile. But they’re also fast. The premier class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was won by the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi V.R, which clocked its fastest lap at 1 minute, 36.394 seconds, which is more than…

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Kurt Busch Pilots SHR To Daytona Victory

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Patient Kurt Busch Wins Wild Daytona 500—Without looking back Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: DICK AYERS RACERSGUIDE.COM & GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 27, 2017-  His car damaged in a wreck on the backstretch and held together with tape, Kurt Busch grabbed the lead on the final lap of the 59th Daytona 500 on Sunday and took the checkered flag in the Great American Race as a capstone to a checkered career that has trended upward since Busch joined Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014. In a race that featured the first test of…

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Last Day In Florida

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Last Day In Florida  Story By: Hunter Horton/RacersGuide.com Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Well today is the final day of the DirtCar Nationals. We started out our final morning by waking up at 8:00 AM and dad and I went over to Burger King to get some breakfast,then decided to head on over to the track around 9:00 AM. We made a pit stop to Walmart jus too pick up a couple things for the day.  When we got to the track we started working on the car to see what was wrong from the night before. Come to find out it was just…

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Schuerberg Spins Then Wins To Winter Dirt Games Victory

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SCHUERENBERG ESCAPES TO VICTORY LANE IN WINTER DIRT GAMES VIII FINALE Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM Ocala, Florida - February 26, 2017- A seventh-place starting position and a 360 degree spin at the midway point was not enough to deter Hunter Schuerenberg on the path to a “Winter Dirt Games VIII” victory Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park. The 27-year-old Sikeston, Missouri native steadily moved his way toward the front of the field throughout the 30-lap event before surging into the lead with seven laps remaining to collect his first USAC…

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Hearn Double Dips at DIRTcar Nationals

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Grabs the DIRTcar Nationals Finale and Championship Story By: MANDEE PAUCH / SUPER DIRTcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, F.L - February 26, 2017-  2017 - Brett 'The Jet' Hearn picked up his tenth DIRTcar Nationals victory with the Super DIRTcar Series at Volusia Speedway Park on Saturday night. The veteran driver from Sussex, N.J. took the lead from the start and never looked back to take the $5,000 payday in the 40-lap finale, also staking claim to the DIRTcar Nationals championship. "The guys at the Madsen Overhead Door shop are going to have to build…

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O’Neal Wins the Feature at the DIRTcar Nationals Finale

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Clanton Wins DIRTcar Nationals Championship Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL- February 26, 2017- Don O'Neal of Martinsville, Ind., a veteran racer in action since 1988, has been one of the biggest names without a World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series victory. That changed in his 53rd career feature start when O'Neal finally took a coveted trip to Victory Lane during the bookend to the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Saturday night. Heading into the 40-lap Craftsman Club Feature, the buzz was about…

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Smith Doubles Up For King of The 360’s Crown

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Mark Smith is Once Again The King of the 360's Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCA SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, Fla. - February 26, 2017- For the second time, Pennsylvania's Mark Smith ended his weekend at Tampa's East Bay Raceway Park as the King of the 360's with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints. While Smith gave chase early on, the race on the start saw outside pole starter, Shawn Donath, taking the early advantage over Travis Rilat. Slowed on Lap 3, Rilat was not to be counted out as the No. 29 stole…

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Saturday Daytona Notebook

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Tony Stewart’s Quick Wit Shines Through During Ford Press Conference Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 26, 2017-  Just because Tony Stewart has retired from Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing doesn’t mean the co-owner of Stewart-Hass racing has lost his quick wit and sense of humor. Stewart’s penchant for repartee was in full evidence on Saturday morning when he answered questions from reporters during a Ford Performance press conference at Daytona International Speedway. Before Stewart could get into his shtick, however, he had to take some good-natured…

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Grant Guns Down The Field At Bubba’s

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GRANT THE TOP GUN ON NIGHT ONE OF WINTER DIRT GAMES VIII Story By: RICHIE MURRAY – USAC MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Ocala, Florida.- February 25, 2017- Justin Grant’s most recent visit to Bubba Raceway Park prior to Friday night’s USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship 2017 season-opener ended in heartbreak. One year later, despite late-race contact that nearly spelled disaster for the Ione, California native, the 26-year-old Grant swiftly exorcised those demons to capture night one of “Winter Dirt Games VIII.” Since joining forces last August, Grant and the Sam McGhee Motorsports team have been stellar…

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The First Race of 2017

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The First Race of 2017 Story By: Hunter Horton/RacersGuide.com Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com The day is finally here, the first race of 2017 for the 43 Halmar Racing Team. We started our morning by getting up at like 8:00 AM and getting our good friend John Stangle ,after we met up with Stangle, Dad and I went next door to go get some coffee and talk about what was going to happen for the day. Dad would head over to the race track for the day so my friend Matt (Stangle) and I went driving around to see what else there is to…

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Clanton Leaves The Competition In The Fog

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Fog a First Time Winner at Volusia Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL. - February 25, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series took the track at Volusia Speedway Park for the first time on night 11 of DIRTcar Nationals. During the 40-lap Craftsman Club Feature fans and drivers in attendance witnessed a thick fog roll in after 10pm that was the concoction of two days of heavy rain followed by a third of sunny blue skies. For the drivers' safety, the feature was called…

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Haers Holds Off Sheppard And Claims DIRTcar Nationals Victory

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Brings Home The First Gator Of The Week For The Super DIRTcar Series Story By: MANDEE PAUCH /SUPER DIRTcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, F.L - February 25, 2017 – The hot shoe out of Phelps, N.Y., Justin Haers, picked up his second career DIRTcar Nationals victory after holding off the 22nd starter, Matt Sheppard in Friday night’s 30-lap Super DIRTcar Series feature event at Volusia Speedway Park. “We had a really good car from the drop of the green,” Haers said in Victory Lane. “It seemed like I’d get in the wrong part of the…

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McCarl Masters The Field At East Bay Raceway

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Terry McCarl Stands Tall On Night 2 of the King of the 360's with the ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCS MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, Fla. -February 25, 2017- The second night of competition at East Bay Raceway Park's King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial ended with the defending champion in Victory Lane as Iowa's Terry McCarl mastered the low line to claim the win with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints. Robbie Stillwaggon from the pole out dueled the No. 24 of Terry McCarl on the start. With…

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Friday Daytona Notebook

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Renewals of Logano, Gordon, Shell/Pennzoil ensure stability at Team Penske Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 25, 2017- In a sport whose landscape is constantly changing with movement among drivers, crew chiefs and sponsors, the watchword at Team Penske is “status quo.” The Roger Penske-owned organization went a long way toward ensuring its long-term stability by signing seven-year extensions with driver Joey Logano, crew chief Todd Gordon and sponsor Shell/Pennzoil, all of whom will remain integral parts of the No. 22 Ford’s effort well into the next decade. “We…

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Elliott & Hamlin Take Duel Victories

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Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin Win Action-Filled Can-Am Duel Qualifying Races Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE ERVICE Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 24, 2017- Daytona 500 pole winner Chase Elliott put an exclamation on his qualifying effort with a victory in Thursday night’s first Can-Am Duel at Daytona International Speedway. Elliott passed second-place starter Brad Keselowski for the lead on Lap 37 and held it the rest of the way—through a wreck that altered the positions of the two Open Team drivers trying to race their way into the field for the 59th running of…

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Smith Is 360 Outlaw King At East Bay Raceway Opener

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Mark Smith Takes King of the 360's Opener With ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCCS MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, Fla. - February 24, 2017- The 2017 edition of the King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial saw a familiar face in Victory Lane as Pennsylvania's Mark Smith rocketed to victory aboard the Mach 1 Chassis No. M1 with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints at Tampa's East Bay Raceway Park. Giving chase from the sixth starting spot, Smith would have to ride as it was the Shoptheboss.com No. 29 of…

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Thursday Daytona Notebook

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Denny Hamlin, FedEx Sign Extensions with Joe Gibbs Racing Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 24, 2017- Denny Hamlin has signed an extension to drive the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with FedEx continuing as his sponsor, the team announced at a press conference on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. “Obviously, we’ve had a great relationship over the 12 years of my career,” Hamlin said of his association with FedEx, which began with his debut race at Kansas Speedway in October 2005. “To do it with one team and…

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A Rainy Day In Florida

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A Rainy Day In Florida Story By: Hunter Horton/RacersGuide.com Photos By: Joey Liquori & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com We slept in a little this morning. Dad and I got up around 9:00 AM. We both got showered and we headed over to Burger King to get some light breakfast. After we had some breakfast we talked to our crew guys to see what the plan is for the day.  It started raining about 10:00 AM, so we just hung out at the hotel for a little bit to watch it rain and see what happens. We took a ride over to the Harley shop to…

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Daytona 500 Media Day Notebook

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FORD DRIVERS EMPLOY 'ISLAND HOPPING' STRATEGY Story By: REID SPENCCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 23, 2017-  Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski went island hopping last Sunday. If that sounds like a Caribbean vacation, or a way for the Team Penske teammates to relieve the accumulating stress from pressure-packed Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway, guess again. Island hopping is the way Keselowski got to the front in Sunday’s rain-delayed Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona. It’s the way Logano ultimately won the race. And it’s the way the Ford drivers hope…

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