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WARNER BROS. FILM “FOCUS” FEATURES VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 24, 2015) - Race fans will recognize the familiar sound of a Verizon IndyCar Series car when heading to theaters Feb. 27 to catch the opening of "Focus," a Warner Bros. Pictures film starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie. Scenes with Verizon IndyCar Series cars were shot at NOLA Motorsports Park, which hosts the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana on April 12, across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. Indianapolis 500-winning team owner and former Indy car driver Bryan Herta of Warren, Mich., and Carlos Muñoz, the 2014 Sunoco Rookie…

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EAST BAY “SWEEP” NEXT TARGET FOR AMSOIL SPRINT STARS; BALLOU, BACON, DARLAND (#23) POST OCALA VICTORIES

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Rounds four, five and six of the 2015 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship unfold this week at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. with races Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the 1/3-mile dirt oval.   The final three events in the "Winter Dirt Games VI" mark USAC's first appearance at East Bay since Damion Gardner's two-race "sweep" in 2010. A "sweep" of this year's three races will be worth a $5,000 "Triple Crown Challenge" bonus posted by the East Bay race organizers. A driver who can win two of the three would earn a $500 bonus.   Early…

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Stewart-Haas Racing Names Regan Smith Interim Driver for No. 41 Team at Atlanta

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Stewart-Haas Racing has named Regan Smith interim driver of its No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend Feb. 26-March 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Smith will begin driving the No. 41 car during the open test session on Thursday. The race on Sunday will be Smith’s seventh Sprint Cup start at Atlanta. His most recent Sprint Cup start at the 1.54-mile oval was on Sept. 2, 2012 when he finished 14th. Atlanta will be Smith’s second race in the No. 41 car. He drove the Haas Automation Chevrolet to a…

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BALLARD SETS A SCHEDULE OF 25 RACES FOR 2015

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Sicklerville, NJ (February 23, 2015) – After looking at series and track schedules, Brett Ballard from B&M Motorsports has set an ambitious racing agenda for the upcoming season. The Pennsville, NJ native is planning to race in twenty five races in 2015. “It will be a slightly different schedule in 2015 versus the past few years. I am preparing to run events at several area tracks this year including Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Delaware, Georgetown and New Egypt. I plan to have two cars available this year. One will be a Crate Sportsman while the other will be a Small Block…

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DARLAND STRETCHES USAC NATIONAL WIN STREAK TO 23 YEARS WITH OCALA WIN

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(Ocala, Florida)...Dave Darland added to the most impressive streak in USAChistory on Sunday night at Bubba Raceway Park, as he added another AMSOILNational Sprint Car win to his list to make it 23 consecutive seasons with at least one win in a USAC National series.  The Lincoln, Indiana veteran scored the victory on the third of three consecutive nights at the 3/8-mile "D"-shaped dirt track in Ocala, Fla. as part of "Winter Dirt Games VI" which resumes this week on Feb. 26-27-28 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.   Darland's all-time record 54th National Sprint Car win came in…

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Daytona 500 Notebook

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Feb. 22, 2015   By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Teammates’ engine failures didn’t worry Logano’s crew chief DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano might have been sitting on a powder keg, but crew chief Todd Gordon wasn’t about to worry about it. On Lap 161 in Sunday’s 57th running of the Great American Race, the engine in the No. 2 Team Penske Ford of Brad Keselowski exploded. Fifteen laps later, Ryan Blaney’s engine did the same thing. Under the circumstances, Logano might have had misgivings about his own power plant, given that the failures had just taken a…

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Logano Caps Spectacular Race with Daytona 500 Victory

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By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—The record will reflect that Joey Logano won Sunday’s 57th Daytona 500 under caution, when a multicar wreck on the backstretch forced NASCAR to wave the yellow flag as Logano led the field into the final corner on the second lap of a green-white-checkered-flag finish. But the notation of that final caution does no justice to the memory of a race that produced some of the most scintillating restrictor-plate racing in the history of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. From a restart on Lap 182 of a scheduled 200, fans standing—not…

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Joey Logano Takes Down Daytona 500

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By: Pete MacDonald Middletown, CT’s Joey Logano won the 57th Annual Daytona 500 under caution on Sunday over a hard-charging Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. and all but punched his ticket to the 2015 NASCAR Chase to the Cup. The final caution occurred when Austin Dillon made contact with Pole-Sitter Jeff Gordon coming off of Turn 2 triggering a multi car incident as the field headed down the backstretch on a Green-White-Checkered after the 51 of Justin Allgaier blew up and crashed in the Tri-Oval with just three laps to go. It was the second win in the Super…

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Ryan Reed Gets First XFINITY Win at Daytona; Crash Sidelines Kyle Busch for Daytona 500

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By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—With a spectacular last-lap move to the inside, not to mention a timely shove from Roush Fenway Raceway teammate Chris Buescher, Ryan Reed stormed to his first NASCAR XFINITY Series victory in Saturday’s Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.   “Oh, my God, we won Daytona!” exulted Reed, who has overcome a diagnosis of Type I diabetes to drive full-time in the XFINITY Series.   Buescher finished second, .089 seconds behind, with Ty Dillon, Austin Dillon and Brad Keselowski claiming positions three through five. Keselowski was leading at the…

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Williams a Surprise Winner of DIRTcar Nationals Finale at Volusia

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 21, 2015 - Neal Williams shocked a capacity DIRTcar Nationals crowd on Saturdaynight by pulling off the upset win in the 50-lap Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified finale at Volusia Speedway Park. It was the biggest win of the Pittsgrove, N.J., driver's career as he pocketed the $5,000 check and picked up his first Gator trophy. "This is just unreal," Williams said. "To get my first Super DIRTcar series win down here against these boys is unbelievable." Larry Wight had to go to a backup car prior to the feature, but he survived to finish in…

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Clanton Completes DIRTcar Nationals Domination With Unprecedented Fourth Victory In Five Events At Volusia Speedway Park

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Photo Courtesy of woolms.com BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 21, 2015 - Putting an exclamation mark on his tremendous DIRTcar Nationals performance, Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., led the final 19 laps ofSaturday's World of Outlaws Late Model Series main event to claim his fourth victory in five races at Volusia Speedway Park's annual week of Super Late Model racing. The utter domination solidifies Clanton's recovery from a dismal 2014 season the saw the 39-year-old racer go winless on the WoO LMS for the first time since the national tour was restarted in 2004. Looking for his first ever WoO LMS…

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Seven

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Seven By: Brooklyn Kennedy   -What an ending to a great week of racing at Volusia Speedway. Saturday night was by far the most entertaining night of racing of the week. There was the most action in both the Late Models and Modifieds then there had been to date. But it was also Championship Night so there should have been.   -The Late Model feature was just an outstanding feature event. To watch Tim McCreadie, Shane Clanton, Scott Bloomquist, and Jimmy Owens going at it for the lead for the majority of the race was…

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AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: February 21, 2015 – Ocala, Florida – Bubba Raceway Park – “Winter Dirt Games VI”

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  QUALIFYING: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.475; 2. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.593; 3. Carson Short, 21, Short-14.637; 4. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-14.698; 5. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-14.706; 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-14.768; 7. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.882; 8. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-14.882; 9. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-14.911; 10. Kyle Cummins, 14.927; 11. Aaron Farney, 14.936; 12. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.938; 13. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.984; 14. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-15.106; 15. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.118; 16. Casey Shuman, 2x, Barnhill/Dodd-15.136; 17. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.160; 18. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-15.185; 19. Chris Gurley, 11, Walker-15.296; 20. Kyle Robbins, 17R,…

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Special Event Ticket Renewal Period Rescheduled For Ohsweken SpeedwayBeginning Feb 25

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(February 21, 2015)  - The ticket renewal period for Ohsweken Speedway's 2015 Special Events originally scheduled to begin on Monday, February 23 has been rescheduled and will begin Wednesday, February 25. Those who purchased their tickets online last year and already have an account with TicketForce will be able to renew their tickets at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com beginning at 9:00am onWednesday, February 25. Renewals can also be done by phone between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday at 519 717-0023 beginning on Wednesday, February 25. Please leave a detailed message if your call goes to the answering machine, and your…

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Six

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A Trip To Bubba Raceway By: Brooklyn Kennedy     -I was really looking forward to my first trip to Bubba Raceway especially with them running the USAC Wingless Sprints. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement.   -USAC had a strong showing of cars at 32 and the way the show was run was a slap in the face to a national touring division. There seemed to be no organization between the push trucks and track officials. The amount of time it took to push the cars off and proceed from one event to the next was…

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Clanton Continues Conquering DIRTcar Nationals Dirt Late Model Events

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  Photo Courtesy of dirtcar.com BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 20, 2015 - Shane Clanton is making the DIRTcar Nationals his personal playground, winning on Friday night for the third time in four races this week at Volusia Speedway Park after Rick Laubach had earlier secured the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series feature win. Clanton set quick time and started on the pole for the 50-lap World of Outlaws Late Model main event. He was rolling through the corners at the half-mile dirt oval with ease, but Dale McDowell charged forward from the seventh starting spot and swept past Clanton for…

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February 20, 2015 – Ocala, Florida – Bubba Raceway Park – “Winter Dirt Games VI”

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AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: February 20, 2015 - Ocala, Florida - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"   QUALIFYING: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.454; 2. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-14.620; 3. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-14.788; 4. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.835; 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-14.865; 6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.917; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-14.923; 8. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.974; 9. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-15.069; 10. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.108; 11. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-15.122; 12. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-15.191; 13. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-15.203; 14. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.204; 15. Carson Short, 21, Short-15.308;…

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World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Races West on March 4-5 for FVP Outlaw Showdown in Las Vegas

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CONCORD, N.C. - Feb. 20, 2015 - The two-night FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway returns Wednesday and Thursday, March 4-5, as the kickoff to the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series' annual western spring swing. FVP, a premier producer of high quality original equipment auto products, has a longstanding relationship with the Outlaws, and has become a key part of bringing the The Greatest Show on Dirt to the fans in Las Vegas during the entertainment capital's biggest week of racing each year. FVP is also the title sponsor for the two-day destination…

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Thursday Daytona Notebook

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Notebook Items: - Jeff Gordon teases occasional return after 2015 - Waltrip, Hamlin show off golf skills - Few take advantage of Thursday practice DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Never say never.   Though Jeff Gordon has left the door cracked ever so slightly when it comes to a possible appearance on the track after 2015, he’s more likely to end his competitive role in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing at the end of the season.   “I have too much respect for other drivers that have ended their career or said they were going to end their career of driving the Cup…

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Earnhardt, Johnson complete Hendrick sweep of Daytona Duels

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Hendrick Motorsports swept the front-row starting positions for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Apparently enjoying the feeling, HMS then swept Thursday’s Budweiser Duel at Daytona twin 150-mile qualifying races. Dale Earnhardt Jr. came from his last-place starting position to win Thursday night’s first Budweiser Duel at Daytona 150-mile qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway, as unsung heroes behind him diced their way into the 57th running of the Great American Race (1 p.m. ET on FOX). Jimmie Johnson, on the pole for the second Duel and already locked into the outside of the front row for the Daytona…

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Friesen Ices Super DIRTcar Series Foes at DIRTcar Nationals

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 19, 2015 - For the third consecutive year, Stewart Friesen captured the second night of Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series action at Volusia Speedway Park's annual DIRTcar Nationals on Thursday night. Friesen, the defending event champion, swiped the lead from three-time series titlist Matt Sheppard en route to winning the 30-lap feature, marking the sixth time in his career he's won in the Sunshine State. "We had a great race car," said Friesen, defending Syracuse 200 winner from Sprakers, N.Y. "We worked a lot of bugs out last night and learned a lot of stuff about…

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Clanton Cruises To Second World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory Of 2015 At Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 19, 2015 - Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., continued his tremendous start to the 2015 season with a dominating display in Thursday's DIRTcar Nationals A-Main at Volusia Speedway Park. Clanton, the 39-year-old World of Outlaws Late Model Series veteran, led every lap ofThursday's 50-lap race to earn his second WoO LMS victory of the season and his second victory during the 2015 version of Volusia's six-day stretch of Super Late Model racing. "This shows how hard we worked over the winter to get where we're at," said Clanton, whose only opposition came in the form of…

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Five

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Five By: Brooklyn Kennedy -It was a very chilly night at Volusia on Thursday. With it being in the low 30s for most of the racing action, there really was a decline in fan count from the past several days. I think with the final two days seeing warmer race time temperatures and having the same two divisions running, it kept a lot of fans home.   -Shane Clanton is having a heck of a week so far. He scored his second Late Model win of the week after holding off some tough challenges from…

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Gordon’s ‘Great American’ Goodbye

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  Staff Report NASCAR Wire Service   Jeff Gordon kicked off his final full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season the best way he possibly could – by winning the Daytona 500 Coors Light Pole.   The 43-year-old will attempt to launch his farewell full-schedule campaign in even grander fashion in Sunday’s 57th running of “The Great American Race” (1 p.m. ETon FOX) by becoming the 10th Daytona 500 winner to visit Victory Lane from the pole.   “I can't think of anything cooler than to start this season, the Daytona 500, my final Daytona 500, final full season, on the…

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INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – Feb. 19, 2015

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Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: Drivers showcase athleticism at NFL Combine Chevrolet renderings of road/street aero kit Karam to start opener at St. Pete Jakes added to Schmidt Peterson Motorsports lineup Author John Green happy with his fantasy INDYCAR team Of note: Wilder adds punch to home state event Krewe of Bacchus hosts drivers on Officer's Float Drivers to attend screenings of "Focus" movie Winterfest begins at NOLA 1. Drivers showcase athleticism at NFL Combine: Josef Newgarden and Sage Karam were invited to the home of the Indianapolis Colts for the NFL Combine, where hundreds of…

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Wednesday Daytona Notebook

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  Wednesday Daytona Notebook   Notebook Items: NASCAR modifies Daytona qualifying format for XFINITY, Trucks Patrick goes to backup car NASCAR clarifies Chase eligibility   Feb. 18, 2015   NASCAR modifies Daytona qualifying format for XFINITY, Trucks   By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Why have a five-minute qualifying session if no one is going to use the full five minutes? That was one of the rationales NASCAR considered in streamlining the time trial process for the NASCAR XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series for events to be held at Daytona International Speedway this weekend. The first round…

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Four

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Yesterday’s notebook was cancelled due to rain just like the races. Two inches of rain fell at Volusia Speedway on Tuesday, which forced the cancellation. With that amount of rain the track crew did a fantastic job of getting the track race ready today. The surface was perfect, especially for the Late Model feature. -The first thing I noticed as I arrived at the track was Rick Laubach working on his car all by himself. It’s great to see a driver taking the extra time to put so much effort into preparing the car. It paid off in the long…

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Bloomquist Masters Volusia Speedway Park To Earn 10th Career DIRTcar Nationals Victory

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 18, 2015 - Scott Bloomquist rekindled his love affair with Volusia Speedway Park Wednesday night. The veteran 51-year-old racer from Mooresburg, Tenn., mastered the half-mile oval's tricky clay surface during Wednesday's DIRTcar Nationals A-Main, leading all 40 laps of the caution-free race for a $10,000 DIRTcar Late Model victory. "I love this racetrack," said Bloomquist, who recorded his 10th career DIRTcar Nationals triumph as Volusia closed out its stretch of DIRTcar-sanctioned action ahead of three straight nights of World of Outlaws Late Model Series programs Thursday through Saturday. "It's so demanding and has so much character.…

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Champion Oil Decreases Pricing

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(Clinton, MO / February 16th, 2015) Champion Oil, a major player in development and manufacturing of semi-synthetic and full synthetic motor oils, announced that effective this week there will be a general posted price decrease of branded motor oils and lubricants on select SKU's. “Champion is pleased to be one of the first in announcing the decrease costs of our products to the market,” stated Karl Dedolph, Global Sales Director at Champion Oil. “It gives us great pleasure at this time and, in part because of falling crude oil prices, to help our distributors with pricing advantages who will pass…

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THE STARS OF CHIP GANASSI RACING

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SCOTT DIXON TONY KANAAN CHARLIE KIMBALL THE MODERATOR: We are joined by 'The Veterans,' Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan. We have the stars of Ganassi Racing. We also have Charlie Kimball joining us. Tony and Scott, been busy already this year. SCOTT DIXON: Yes. Obviously excited to be talking about IndyCar and kicking it off and getting ready for the season. Testing for us, we've had a few weeks off, looking forward to the new aero kits, Chevy showing a little bit of theirs today. Hopefully we get to see Honda's sometime soon. Yeah, obviously starting off the year in a winning way, which is always exciting. The…

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The Next Generation

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An interview with: JOSEF NEWGARDEN GABBY CHAVES SAGE KARAM THE MODERATOR:  We have what are billed as The Next Generation, drivers who had successes in a variety of our ladder series. Sage. SAGE KARAM:  I'm going to start this off by saying I have an announcement that I'm going to be at St. Pete in the Chip Ganassi No. 8 car, GE LED sponsorship.  Really looking forward to that.  Looking forward to getting in the series again.  Yeah, let's get the series going. THE MODERATOR:  Going back to Florida with more good news. SAGE KARAM:  I'm always in Florida, which…

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The Stars of Andretti Autosport

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RYAN HUNTER-REAY MARCO ANDRETTI CARLOS MUNOZ THE MODERATOR:  These are three gentlemen who had tremendous success here.  We saw Ryan at the museum.  Carlos has been Rookie of the Year.  Marco has done exceedingly well here with some great finishes. Ryan, we'll start with you.  You come back to this place.  A whole new perspective, I would think, as the defending champion of the event, and also as a gentleman who has won the Verizon IndyCar Series. RYAN HUNTER-REAY:  It's a tremendous accomplishment for the team and for myself personally to be an Indy 500 winner.  We feel like we're…

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Ocala Sprint Timetable Moved Back One Day

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  "Winter Dirt Games VI" is moving back one day as a result of the cold temperatures and rain moving into Florida today and tomorrow. This week's AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship schedule at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida now opens with an open practice Thursday night, followed by racing Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Times remain the same for Friday and Saturday, while warmups on Sunday night will begin at 6 pm.   Defending AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Champion Brady Bacon leads the series into the 2015 openers, which will be followed the next week by races…

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A New Chapter For Team Penske

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An interview with: WILL POWER JUAN PABLO MONTOYA HELIO CASTRONEVES SIMON PAGENAUD THE MODERATOR:  Juan, good to have you back in an IndyCar.  Had a pretty good 2014. JUAN PABLO MONTOYA:  Yeah, it was okay.  At the beginning we sucked, I knew we were going to suck, so that was okay.  At the end of the year I felt I was doing a really good job.  Still felt like we were miles off in qualifying.  I have to really work at that. I thought our race pace was good.  Just need to put it all together. THE MODERATOR:  You got…

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Gator Raid: Kasey Kahne Racing Caps off Stellar 2015 DIRTcar Nationals

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 15, 2015 - Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb capped off a stellar 2015 DIRTcar Nationals Sunday night with a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature win, the team's third of sprint week, and the coveted 'Big Gator.' Brad Sweet, the 2014 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, gave his team its final feature win of sprint week after battling Paul McMahan. Sweet started the A-main in fifth and quickly began his ascension through the field. He drove his Ollie's Bargain Outlet car to third following the scrum on the first lap and got past…

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Richards Claims Milestone 50th World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory With First Series Triumph Of 2015 At Bubba Raceway Park

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OCALA, Fla. - Feb. 15, 2015 - Josh Richards' long wait for his 50th career World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory is finally over. More than 15 months after wrapping up his third WoO LMS championship with his 49th series victory in the tour's 2013 season finale, Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., topped a back-and-forth battle with Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., midway through Sunday'sBubba Army Winter Nationals finale and pulled away from Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., during the race's closing laps to claim a $10,175 triumph at Bubba Raceway Park. The 26-year-old Richards reached the 50-win milestone with…

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Successful NEPA Race Car Show Wraps Up at Laurel Mall

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(WEST HAZLETON, Pa. 2-15-15) The 2nd Annual NEPA Race Car Show presented by B. Swartz Transport of Lehighton concluded its week-long stay inside the Laurel Mall in West Hazleton and to say it was an unqualified success would be a huge understatement. Pride, passion and perfection can be seen everywhere among those who displayed their race vehicles. And, never mind some bone chilling weather as each day of the show there was noticeably more foot traffic according to mall management. Area race fans flocked to check out the striking assortment in anticipation of the soon-to-start 2015 race season here in…

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Schatz Perseveres to Score First Win of 2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Season

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 14, 2015 - Nothing could keep Donny Schatz down Saturday night as he looked for his first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of 2015 on night five of DIRTcar Nationals sprint week at Volusia Speedway Park. A solid night turned to potential disaster for the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver when he developed engine trouble during his second place Dash run. "We broke a valve spring in the dash with two laps to go," Schatz said. "We could have taken the chance to run the engine." The team opted not to and began the scramble…

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Heckenast Overcomes Challengers To Claim First World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory In Saturday’s Bubba Army Winter Nationals A-Main

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OCALA, Fla. - Feb. 14, 2015 - Frank Heckenast Jr. refused to be denied again. The second-year national traveler nearly saw another chance at his breakthrough World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory slip through his fingers Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park when Shane Clanton snuck by him late in the 3/8-mile oval's 50-lap race. But instead of settling for another near-miss, Heckenast, 26, of Frankfort, Ill., dug deep and willed himself back to the lead one lap later. The 2014 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year held off both Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., and hard-charging Josh Richards of…

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Billy Moyer Dominates the East Bay Winternationals Finale

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TAMPA, FL (February 14, 2015) - Billy Moyer picked up his third victory of the week in the 39th Annual East Bay Winternationals on Saturday Night. Moyer pulled away late to win for the 26th time in his Hall-of-Fame career at East Bay Raceway Park. Moyer survived a side-by-side tussle with Jimmy Owens to take the win in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event.   Defending LOLMDS National Champion, Don O'Neal, finished second, followed by Jonathan Davenport, Owens, and Jared Landers.   Owens led the first 28 laps of the 50 lap main event with Moyer following…

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With Epic Pass, Pittman Wins World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Season Opener

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 13, 2015 - Daryn Pittman took the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener Friday night with an epic last lap pass of the reigning series champion Donny Schatz. Just a lap sooner the feature win was in Schatz's sights as he approached the lapped car of Kraig Kinser. Schatz dove low in turns three and four to make the pass but was not able to make the line stick. As he exited the turn his Bad Boy Buggies car drifted up the track and over the cushion. Pittman saw his opportunity. "When I saw…

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Lanigan Tops Late Battle With Richards To Claim Opening Round Of Bubba Raceway Park’s Bubba Army Winter Nationals

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OCALA, Fla. - Feb. 13, 2015 - Turning around his sluggish start to the season, Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., topped a late duel with Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., duringFriday's DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned A-Main at Bubba Raceway Park to earn a $5,000 victory during the opening night of the fourth annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals. Lanigan, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion, rallied after losing the lead to Richards on lap 20 of the 30-lapper and retook command when Richards struggled with traffic on lap 26. The 44-year-old Lanigan pulled away through the race's final…

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Billy Moyer Wins Make-Up Winter Nationals Event at East Bay Raceway Park

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TAMPA, FL (February 13, 2015) - Billy Moyer took the lead at the start of tonight's 25-lap Monday Make-Up Winternationals event at East Bay Raceway Park and never looked back. Brandon Sheppard closed the gap in the second half of the race, and challenged Moyer on several occasions, but could never quite pull even with the veteran from Batesville, Arkansas. Following Moyer and Sheppard to the finish were Billy Moyer Jr., Gregg Satterlee, and Devin Moran.   "We just missed the set-up in that first race tonight; we had just enough time to make some adjustments for this race. We…

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Eddie Carrier Jr Wins Exciting Winter Nationals Friday Event at East Bay Raceway Park

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TAMPA, FL (February 13, 2015) - Eddie Carrier Jr. driving the Optima Batteries #28 won an exciting battle with Devin Moran in Friday Night's $10,000-to-win main event at East Bay Raceway Park. Carrier held the lead on lap 31, quickly lost it again on the next circuit and used a lapped car to his advantage as he snuck by Moran once again on lap 44.Carrier would led the remaining 6 laps and wind up in victory lane in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event. Following Carrier and Moran at the finish were Jimmy Owens, Jared Landers, and Jonathan…

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Maryland’s Shawn Ward Files First Modified Entry For Orange County Fair Speedway ‘Hard Clay Open’ April 7; Elmo’s Speed & Supply Boosts Crate 602 Sportsman Winner’s Share To $1,250

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – The first official entry for the 2015 edition of the ‘Hard Clay Open’ has been filed, and it comes from a unique location: Hurlock, Md. Shawn Ward, a feature winner in the Delaware International Speedway big-block Modified division, has registered for the Tuesday, April 7 (rain dates: April 8 and 9) ‘Hard Clay Open’ presented by United Pump & Tank and East Coast Speed/ECS Auto at Orange County Fair Speedway. The chase for the $15,000 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region championship gets underway at the legendary five-eighths-mile facility with a…

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2015 NAPA SK 5k Bigger and Better, Fan Vote Returns

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Photo Courtesy of www.staffordmotorspeedway.com (Stafford Springs, CT)---The NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K returns to Stafford Motor Speedway Friday July 10th and the fans will once again play a direct role in determining the format of the event. With over $30,000 in prize money awarded and one of the most exciting races ever witnessed at the half-mile, last year’s NAPA SK 5K was one for the history books. The fans, through fan voting at staffordspeedway.com, selected a 100-lap race format with heads-up starting that saw Pennsylvania native and Whelen Modified Tour regular Rowan Pennink prevail. The event saw over 25 lead…

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Regular Event Admission Prices Remain The Same, Grandview Remains a Part of the Rich American Cup Championship All Racrs Need to Use Grandview Stamped American Racer Tires

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BECHTELSVILLE, PA February 12, 2015 . . . There will be no increase in admission prices for the regular Saturday night NASCAR sanctioned stock car racing events at Grandview Speedway this season. Good news for the many fans that support auto racing at the popular racing facility now headed into its 53rd season of racing. Adult admission for regular shows, featuring the 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars, will remain at $15 for adults. Youngsters 11 and under will be admitted free for the regular shows. Pit passes, for those with a NASCAR license, will be available…

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Pittman Holds of Schatz for UNOH All Star Win at Volusia

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  Photos Courtesy of Michael Fry BARBERVILLE, FL. (Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015) – Daryn Pittman recently gave one of his prized gator trophies to a friend whose battling an illness. His daughter demanded he get another and he did just that at Volusia Speedway Park Thursday. Pittman held off a charging Donnie Schatz the final four laps following a caution to score his nine career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Pittman’s victory was by .078 seconds. Schatz, who started 15th, had the crowd on their feet the final handful of laps as he continuously challenged…

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Billy Moyer Marches into Victory Lane Thursday Night at East Bay Raceway Park

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TAMPA, FL (February 12, 2015) - Billy Moyer took the lead on lap 6 and never looked back as he marched on to his 24th Winternationals win Thursday night at East Bay Raceway Park. Billy Moyer and Brandon Sheppard battled back and forth for several laps until Moyer finally mastered a consistent line around the famed "Clay by the Bay" and set-sail on his way to victory lane. Following Moyer to the stripe were Mike Benedum, Brandon Sheppard, Steve Casebolt, and Dennis Franklin. "It feels good to get back to victory lane at East Bay, They went out and worked…

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