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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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By The Numbers: DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds at the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals

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DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds Stats For The 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM / PHOTO STAFF BARBERVILLE, FL - February 23, 2017 - The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds concluded their portion of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night. Ten feature races over the course of seven days produced plenty of thrilling action and culminated in Nick Hoffman earning his second straight Big Gator as the DIRTcar UMP Modified Nationals champion. Here are some of the more interesting facts and figures to come from a week…

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Practice Day

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Practice Day Story & Photos By: Hunter Horton/RacersGuide.com The day is finally here. It is practice day at the Dirt Car Nationals.  We started our morning by waking up in Brunswick, Georgia at 8 AM. Like I said in my last blog post we had a flat tire on the trailer and had to stop at a motel. When we up got up and we were rolling and went over to the tire service center. Shout out to J & J tire service for having the tires we needed and getting us fixed.  After about an hour at the tire shop we got…

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Hoffman Completes Big Gator Triumph

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Taylor and Stalder Earn Victories Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL - February 22, 2017 - Jacob Hawkins won the battle, but Nick Hoffman won the war and the Big Gator as the overall 2017 UMP Modified DIRTcar Nationals champion at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night. Hawkins, Jonathan Taylor, and JE Stalder all added Gator trophies to their mantles after winning one of three UMP Modified features on night eight of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Triple 15-lap features on the last of eight straight nights of UMP…

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Sheppard Wages Hard Fought Battle For Volusia Victory

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Sheppard Reels in Shirley for a Gator Trophy Story By: COBY GORNIEWICZ / DIRTcar NATIONALS MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL- February 22, 2017- Brandon Sheppard fought his way to Victory Lane during night eight of the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals in the 30-lap DIRTcar Racing Late Model Feature. It wasn't an easy path for Sheppard to get to the front of the pack as Brian Shirley tried to fend him off any way possible. Sheppard started in the fourth position but found his way to second within the first 10 laps. He passed Shane Clanton, who…

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On The Road To Volusia With Horton

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The Trip Down South Story By: HUNTER HORTON / RACERSGUIDE.COM  Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Barbersville Fla. - February 21,  2017- Well it's that time of year again where all the big time racers and race teams make the haul to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.  Dad myself and the crew decided to make the long tow down south. This is the first time that I ever made the trip down with my dad and the crew. Also it has been 2 years since Dad raced down there. We decided to head out 7 AM on Monday morning.…

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Gator Championship Drive For Nick Hoffman

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Gator Glory: Nick Hoffman Celebrates $5,000 Gator Championship Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF BARBERVILLE, FL - February 21, 2017 - Nick Hoffman wrestled the lead from Jacob Hawkins on lap 24 after a multi-lap side-by-side battle and paced the final six laps to win the $5,000 UMP Modified Gator Championship on night seven of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Monday night. The victory was the third Gator Championship triumph of Hoffman's career and his fourth in six starts this week. Hoffman's teammate, Will Krup of Mount Carmel,…

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Earnhardt Jr. Pursues His Passion To Race

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Passion to Race Drives Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Return to The Track Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 20, 2017-  Dale Earnhardt Jr. felt “wobbly” and didn’t know why. In his motor coach last July at Kentucky Speedway, Earnhardt felt the first hint of the concussion symptoms that would keep him out of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for the last half of the 2016 season. He voiced his concerns to fiancée Amy Reimann. “I told Amy, ‘I feel wobbly,’” Earnhardt recalled on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.…

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Update: Volusia Speedway DIRTcar Nationals

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Volusia Speedway Makes Changes to Spectator Area Press Release By: CHRISTINA CORDOVA / DIRTcar NATIONALS MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF BARBERVILLE, Fla. —February 20, 2017-  Volusia Speedway Park and DIRTcar officials have responded after three spectators were injured when a sprint car flew over the turn-two fence at the half-mile dirt track during Sunday night’s World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature. Officials confirmed Monday afternoon that in addition to repairing the catch fence that was damaged on Sunday, the pit area closest to the racing surface in turn two will be closed to all competitors, participants and…

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‘How Sweet It Is’ Krup Grab A Gator

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King Krup: Illinois Native Earns First Career Gator Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL - February 20, 2017 - Will Krup was the man of the hour as he found a way to Victory Lane despite the strong field of UMP Modified contenders who were hungry for sweet victory during the second Gator Championship qualifying race during the 46th DIRTcar Nationals Sunday night. During the 20-lap feature, the top-five positions were juggled between Krup, polesitter Derek Fisher, Jacob Hawkins, Brian Ruhlman, Jeff Leka and Kenny Wallace. Krup raced from third to…

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Ronnie Bassett Jr. Breaks Through At New Smyrna

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Ronnie Bassett Jr. Notches  His First NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Victory Sunday Night at New Smyrna Speedway. Story By: NASCAR K&N SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. –February 20, 2017-  A year after coming up just short at New Smyrna Speedway, Ronnie Bassett Jr. walked away with the Jet Tools 150 Sunday night for his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory. In his 40th career start, Bassett led the final 42 laps – the first laps he’s led in the series – and out-distanced runner-up Zane Smith by 3.563 seconds to win.…

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Sheppard Strikes Late For Bubba Raceway Park Victory

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Sheppard Wins in Dramatic Fashion at Bubba Raceway Park  Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF OCALA, FL -February 20, 2017 - The former Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year, Brandon Sheppard took the lead on the final lap from Scott Bloomquist to win Sunday night's Lucas Oil Winter Nationals - presented by GEICO at Bubba Raceway Park. The exciting finish brought the packed grandstand to its feet as Sheppard charged from his 11th starting spot to take the win. Bloomquist finished in second, followed by Dennis Erb…

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Hat Trick: Hoffman Wrangles Third Gator

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Hoffman Dominates , Earns His Third Gator Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL - February 19, 2017 - For the third time this week, Nick Hoffman dominated all 20 laps of the A-Main to earn a Gator trophy during the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Sunday afternoon. The race was the completion of Saturday's rain-postponed event. Hoffman of Mooresville, NC picked the pole starting position for Sunday's matinee via the redraw after winning his heat. From there, he jumped out to a convincing lead, but…

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Schatz Collects Volusia ‘Sunday Money’

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Reverses His Luck To Win second DIRTcar Nationals Gator Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA/ WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERSVILLE, Fla. - February 19, 2017 - It's not unusual for two series champions to face-off in the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. In the first show of a Sunday double-header, eight-time World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz revisited his fierce battle with Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions titleholder Chad Kemenah. Like the Wednesday night thriller - starting in the first row with Kemenah - Schatz again established himself as…

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Chase Elliott Edges Dale Earnhardt Jr. For Daytona 500 Pole

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Carries On The Family Tradition Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 19, 2017-  Winning back-to-back Daytona 500 poles is something of a family tradition, as Chase Elliott proved by the skin of his teeth on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. The last driver to take a lap in the second and final round of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, Elliott covered the distance in 46.663 seconds (192.872 mph) to edge Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. by .002 seconds. The pole was the…

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Johnson Takes Flight in Outlaws Opener

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Johnson Takes Flight in Outlaws Opener Wins first career Gator at DIRTcar Nationals Story By: Brenden Capria/WoO Photos By: Paul Arch & Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BARBERSVILLE, Fla. – February 17, 2017 – Jason Johnson made a grand entrance into 2017 Friday night, winning the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series opener at the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Johnson, whose 2016 season was highlighted by a Knoxville Nationals victory, took home his first Gator and a $10,000 purse. “Yeah, 365 days later we start the season off in the best case scenario,” said Johnson, rehashing on his team’s troubles last season.…

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Bloomquist Out Duels Richards For East Bay Victory

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Bloomquist Holds On to Win at East Bay Raceway Park   Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, FL - February 18, 2017 - Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion Scott Bloomquist held off series newcomer Josh Richards to win the Friday night edition of the 41st Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL. It was Bloomquist's eighth career win at the 3/8-mile oval and the 78th of his career in LOLMDS competition. Bloomquist took the lead…

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Smith Overcomes Setbacks During All Star Opening Weekend

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Smith Looks To Re-Bound From Tough Start To The Season Story By: SHAWN MILLER / INSIDELINE MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF OCALA, Fla. -February 18, 2017-  It took a few nights to work out the kinks, but Ryan Smith likes the direction the new Leidig/Warko/Smith racing team is heading. Smith kicked off the sprint car season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last weekend at Bubba Raceway Park during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals. Following minor setbacks during the first two nights of racing, a top-10 result on Saturday lifted spirits. “We got faster every night,”…

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McCreadie Charges To East Bay Winternationals Checkers

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McCreadie Charges To Thursday Night Wrisco Winternationals Victory  Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, FL -February 17, 2017 - Tim McCreadie came from the 18th starting spot to win the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned, 41st Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals main event on Thursday Night at East Bay Raceway Park. McCreadie drove the Sweeteners Plus, Pro Power Racing Engines, Longhorn Chassis to the lead around Don O'Neal on lap 24 using the top-side of the race track. He led the rest of the way to earn the victory.…

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David Gravel Grabs A Gator

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Wins Arctic Cat All Star DIRTcar Nationals Finale at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / ALL STAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF BARBERVILLE, FL – February 17, 2017- For the first time in his young career, Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel is a main event winner in the Sunshine State, capturing the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions DIRTcar Nationals finale at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. The victory, the third of his career during Arctic Cat All Star competition and his first since 2012, was conducted in near-demanding fashion; holding back Donny Schatz…

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Ruhlman Outduels Schrader For UMP DIRTcar Nationals Victory

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Ruhlman Rallies for Second Career Gator Win Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL - February 17, 2017 - Brian Ruhlman devised a perfect plot and forced Ken Schrader from his preferred line as he engineered a pass in the outside groove with two laps to go for his first win of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Thursday night. After passing Schrader, the Clarklake, Mich. driver took the checkered flag by over two seconds for his second career Volusia win, extending his point lead in the…

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ASCS Southern Outlaws Invade East Bay Raceway

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ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints Opener At East Bay Raceway's King of the 360's Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TULSA, Okla. - February 17, 2017- The first nights of competition of the 2017 season for the American Sprint Car Series are just days away as the 154 plus race schedule that makes up the ASCS Nation kicks off at East Bay Raceway Park, located just outside Tampa, Fla., with the King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial. The race is sanctioned with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints, which will see…

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Hoffman Wires The Field For First DIRTcar Nationals Victory

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Nick Hoffman Records Perfect Night To Earn UMP Modified Win Story By: COLBY GORNIEWICZ / DIRTcar NATIONALS MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Barberville, Fla. - February 16, 2017 - Nick Hoffman led every lap he raced en route to his first win of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals in DIRTcar UMP Modified action at Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday night. The Mooresville, N.C. driver paced all 20 laps of the main event to earn his eighth career Volusia victory. "This will just add to my pond. I have eight of them now," Hoffman said in Victory Lane as…

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Schatz Rolls To Volusia Checkers

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 Donny Schatz Holds Back Kyle Larson for DIRTcar Nationals Win Against Arctic Cat All Stars Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / ALL STAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL -February 16, 2017 - For the third time in his last four attempts, and for the 16th time in his career, Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner, this time during night two of the 46th edition of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. The victory, a mere .113 second advantage at the final checkers, came over Elk Grove, California’s…

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Sweet Looks For A Fast Start At Volusia WoO Opener

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Brad Sweet Ready For WoO Kickoff Story By: BRANDAN CAPERIA / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, N.C. —February 16, 2017-  In recent seasons Brad Sweet has proven to be a fast starter in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition. Last year Sweet collected a pair of victories and a second-place finish in three races at the half-mile dirt track. He’s won four of the last nine WoO features at the track. He’ll have plenty of confidence when the series kicks off the season Friday night. “I think for whatever reason, Volusia is just…

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USAC Sprint Series Ready To Fire Up 2017 Season

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A Look Ahead at the 2017 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Season Story By:  RICHIE MURRAY /USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Indianapolis Ind.- February 15, 2017- The offseason provides a welcome rest. A time for rejuvenation and a chance to catch a breath after a long, arduous season journey. Yet, the dawn of a new season marks a beginning full of hopes, dreams and glory that lie ahead on this dirt road from coast-to-coast. A chance to start anew and reemerge from the doldrums of winter and focus the mind, body and soul on getting back behind…

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