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RacingJunk.com to be named the Official Classifieds of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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THOMPSON, CT - Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) - one of the most diverse motorsports facilities in New England - is proud to announce a partnership with RacingJunk.com – the world's largest online motorsports marketplace. The co-marketing partnership will help to bring awareness of TSMP’s major racing events, and will also help to increase brand recognition for RacingJunk.com among TSMP’s fans and drivers. “Thompson Speedway is an exciting addition to our expanding partnership network,” said Shawn Stewart, Director of Business Development.  “We’re honored to be a partner and know that the free classifieds on RacingJunk.com will be a valuable resource to all…

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WESTERN HPDs AT BLYTHE SATURDAY; NOBILE OPENS 2015 WITH 30-LAP VICORY AT LAKE HAVASU

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The USAC Western HPD Midgets, fresh off their series-opening race at Lake Havasu City, Ariz. last Saturday, travel to Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway for round two this Saturday in Blythe, Calif.   Dylan Nobile of Clovis, Calif. captured Saturday's 30-lap season-opener at Havasu 95 Speedway, leading the final seven laps after passing Michael Fanelli on lap 24.   Bryant Dawson of Phoenix, Ariz., winner of the 2014 outing at Blythe, took second Saturday ahead of Fanelli, Cody Jessop and Annie Breidinger.   Nobile leads Dawson by just four points in the new Western HPD standings entering Saturday'srace.   2015 USAC…

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“SOKOLA SHOOTOUT” USAC/CRA DEBUT AT PERRIS SATURDAY

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Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. opens defense of his AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car title this Saturday in the "Sokola Shootout" at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. Gardner leads the all-time USAC/CRA winners' list with 57 career victories and will aim for a third consecutive championship this year. Saturday's events also include the PAS Senior Sprints and Young Gun Sprints with racing expected to begin at 7 pm. The "Sokola Shootout" has been a popular event on the West Coast since March 17, 2001 when "The Cowboy" Tony Jones won the inaugural race at Manzanita Speedway. Originally called the "Sokola Classic"…

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4TH “SIN CITY SHOWDOWN” SPRINT AT LVMS THURSDAY

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This Thursday night's 4th "Sin City Showdown" figures to be just that as USAC's West Coast and Southwest Sprint Car veterans convene at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Dirt Track for the opening point-paying rounds of each 2015 series and the first "Grudge Series" event. The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds share Thursday's bill. Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif. (West Coast) and R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. (Southwest) are the defending series champions entering the Las Vegas event. Last year's Las Vegas race produced a surprise winner - Austin Liggett, while pre-race favorites Bud Kaeding…

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Delaware International Speedway’s Fulton Bank 50 Shifts To Aug. 13 On World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule

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Date Change Sets Up Blockbuster WoO LMS Tripleheader In Mid-Atlantic Region DELMAR, Del. - March, 2 2015 - The Fulton Bank 50 scheduled for May 28 at Delaware International Speedway has been shifted to Thursday, Aug. 13, setting up a three-race World of Outlaws Late Model Series weekend in the Mid-Atlantic region. The date change puts the national tour's annual visit to Delaware's half-mile oval ahead of events at Potomac Speedway (Aug. 14) in Budds Creek, Md., and Winchester Speedway (Aug. 15) in Winchester, Va. The tripleheader weekend proved to be a hit with the region's fans and race teams…

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GERALD CHAMBERLAIN NAMED GRAND MARSHAL FOR 8TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL SUNDAY, MARCH 1 – 7

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The seven day Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes will open today, Sunday, March 1 and continue through Saturday, March 7 at the Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, NJ.   The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is honored to bestow the Grand Marshal moniker to one of the great legends in dirt track racing, "The Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain. Gerald was already a legend in racing when he first set foot onto the Reading Fairgrounds site in 1968, having captured track titles at the South Penn Speedway in 1964 and 65 with dominating performances in which he captured…

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2015 Bridgeport Speedway 1/4 Mile Information & Awareness

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Bridgeport, NJ – The hot topic this current off-season surrounding NJ oval track racing, in particular Bridgeport Speedway’s 1/4 mile events has been the newly formed ‘head and neck restraint’ law. The NJSP, who governs all racing in the state of New Jersey, has mandated that all drivers will be required to wear a head and neck restraint system meeting SFI specification 38.1 while having an SFI tag certified by the manufacturer. This information is 100% accurate for the ‘weekly’ racers in the 600, 270, and 4 and 8 cylinder divisions.  However, the NJSP does realize that this new rule could and would…

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DIRT CAPITOL RACE SHOW CONCLUDES AS MARCH 8TH OPENING DAY IS ON THE HORIZON

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HAGERSTOWN, MD – Hagerstown Speedway/Dirt Capitol took a step towards getting the season’s schedule underway with the 30th Annual Race-A-Rama held at the Hagerstown Valley Mall this past week. Those showing off their the off season efforts included: Late Models -Jerry Bard and Marvin Winters; Late Model Sportsman - Cody Kershner, Brian Cornett, James Dawson, Elwood Sord, Keith Walls, Ryan Walls, Alan Sagi, Brayden Anderson, and Justin Weaver; Pure Stocks –Chris Ebersole and Mike Corbin, Four Cylinders – Jason Stoner, Frankie Gordon, Eric Stover, Shaine Sixeas, Ryan Laye; Hobby Stock – Dwayne Snyder and Jason Sarver: E-Mod – Alyssa Rowe;…

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For the Second Straight Week, a Late Crash KOs Jeff Gordon

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HAMPTON, Ga.—It's safe to say Jeff Gordon's retirement tour has not gone according to plan.   A week ago in the Daytona 500, Gordon was involved in the wreck that forced the race to end under caution and finished 33rd.   On Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, his fortunes took a turn for the worse. Gordon was collateral damage in a Lap 257 crash that started with Denny Hamlin's spin. The No. 24 Chevrolet collided with a section of concrete wall on the inside of the backstretch, and Gordon's…

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Jimmie Johnson Starts From the Back and Dominates Late in Atlanta Win

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HAMPTON, GA.—Coors Light Polesitter Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick dominated the early and middle stages of Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway—before Jimmie Johnson decided to crash the party. Johnson didn't take the lead in the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season until Lap 198 of 325, but from then on, his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was the class of the field, leading six times for 92 laps in winning for the fourth time at Atlanta and for the 71st time in his career. For the second straight event in NASCAR’s premier…

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Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series 358 Late Model News

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Mechanicsburg, PA. March 1, 2015 The Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series 358 Late Models completed a successful 2014 season.  The popular stock car class had 10 feature winners, most in Saturday Night Series history. Williams Grove Speedway management announces their 2015 sponsorship news for the 358 Late Models.  Credit Connection Auto Sales, sponsor of the division in 2014, will return as the principal 2015 point fund backer.  Credit Connection Auto Sales is the Susquehanna Valley’s premier used vehicle dealer with dealerships in Carlisle, East York, York, and Harrisburg. Bernheisel Race Cars will be a new product sponsor of the…

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At A Glance: Jason Johnson Heads West with the Outlaws

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CONCORD, N.C. - March 1, 2015 - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action next week as it begins the first West Coast swing of the season. The series take on the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 4 and 5, and the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports at Tucson's USA Raceway on March 7. Among the three new drivers who have joined the series full-time this season is Eunice, La.-native Jason Johnson. Johnson comes to the series after scoring his fifth American Sprint Car Series (ASCS)…

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Swap Meet/Racers Flea Market/Race Car Street Rod Show to be Held at Mahoning Valley Speedway March 21

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(LEHIGHTON, Pa. 3-1-15) Mahoning Valley Speedway will be holding a Swap Meet, Racers Flea Market and Race Car/Street Rod Show on Saturday, March 21 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. All types of race and rod cars are invited to partake in the event that will be held at the Mahoning Valley Farmers Market which is adjacent to the speedway on PA route 443 just west of Lehighton. A “Best Appearing Car Award” will be presented. This will also be the final day for racers to reserve their pit spots from last year. Afterwards it will be first-come-first-serve. Anyone wishing…

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Matt Crafton Annihilates the Field in Dominant Atlanta Truck Win

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HAMPTON, GA.—There's no letup in Matt Crafton.The two-time defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Crafton charged to the front from his 15th-place starting position and ran away from the rest of the field in Saturday's Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. At the end of a 74-lap green flag run—the longest in NCWTS history at Atlanta—Crafton crossed the finish line 8.752 seconds ahead of runner-up Ty Dillon. Keystone Light Polesitter Ben Kennedy came home third, a distant 10.275 seconds behind the race winner. Daniel Suarez finished fourth, followed by Tyler Reddick, last week’s winner at Daytona. The…

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Harvick Holds off Logano to Win Third Straight NASCAR XFINITY Race in Atlanta

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HAMPTON, Ga.—If you had to pick one driver to knock Joey Logano off his pedestal at Atlanta Motor Speedway, you couldn't make a better choice than Kevin Harvick. Holding off Logano after a restart on Lap 140 of 163, Harvick won Saturday's Hisense 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, ending a success streak that saw Logano beat Harvick for the win in the Daytona 500 and edge Harvick for the Coors Light Pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (1 p.m. ET on FOX) at AMS. The victory was Harvick’s third straight at Atlanta and fourth…

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RAINS FORCE SATURDAY EAST BAY CANCELLATION; STOCKON EMERGES AS TOP “WINTER DIRT GAMES VI” POINT SCORER

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(Gibsonton, Florida)...Chase Stockon has been proclaimed "Winter Dirt Games VI" Champion after rains forced cancellation of Saturday night's sixth and final series race at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.   Stockon posted a pair of seconds, a pair of fifths and a ninth in the five races held at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton to edge Kevin Thomas Jr. and Robert Ballou by 14 and 18 points respectively in the standings.   A steady rain in the Tampa area today, expected to continue tonight, has created extremely wet conditions at the…

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COME OUT SATURDAY TO DESOTO SPEEDWAY IN BRADENTON

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OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS, PRO FIGURE 8'S Street Stocks, Rookie 4's, Pro Challenge, Mini Stock, Bombers front gates open at 4:30 racing starts at 7:00 COME OUT SATURDAY TO DESOTO SPEEDWAY IN BRADENTON   Bring your friends, neighbors and family for a night of racing that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  Front gates open Saturday at 4:30 racing starts at 7:00pm Come hungry- Full Concessions in the pit and main grandstand areas $2.00 drafts from 5 to 6:30 Beer stands with flat screen TV's New Speedway gift shop Bleacher seating only     We are located on…

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BALLOU AVOIDS DISASTER FOR EAST BAY “WINTER DIRT GAMES” WIN

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(Gibsonton, Florida)...Robert Ballou narrowly avoided disaster on the final lap of Friday's 30-lapper at East Bay Raceway Park to take his second victory of the young season in the penultimate race of "Winter Dirt Games VI." The Rocklin, California driver appeared to be in smooth sailing after a restart with four laps to go, but he rapped the wall just past the flag stand after taking the white-flag as second-running Dave Darland dove to the bottom for the lead. Ballou crossed over and took it back, notching a .296-second victory in the MPHG Promotions - Blakesley Auto #12 Maxim/Ott. "I…

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BLACK FLAGGED RACING’S STREET STOCK SPECTACULAR IS SET FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

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Sicklerville, NJ (February 27, 2015) – For the second consecutive year, Black Flagged Racing’s Street Stock Spectacular will take place at New Egypt Speedway on Friday, September 18.  This special race occurs during the Prelude to the Cup event at the Ocean County dirt track. “We are pleased to have the second annual Street Stock Spectacular scheduled on New Egypt Speedway’s Prelude to the Cup event. We are working towards making the Street Stock Spectacular a must for drivers and fans,” stated Joe LaClaire, who along with his wife, Cheri, own Black Flagged Racing. The second annual Street Stock Spectacular…

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Cody Darrah out at KKR?

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PennLive.com's Jeremy Elliott is reporting that Cody Darrah has left Kasey Kahne Racing and will drive a family owned car on the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2015. Cody was to only run a partial schedule in 2015 due to lack of sponsorship at KKR. Darrah who has been on the road with the World of Outlaws Darrah, who missed 2010 due to a broken leg, finished in the top 10 in points each year. He was seventh the last three seasons.

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WILL THERE BE A NEW NASCAR 358 MODIFIED CHAMPION AT GRANDVIEW? TITLES ARE OPEN FOR LATE MODEL AND SPORTSMAN DIVISION

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BECHTELSVILLE, PA February 27, 2015 . . . In the last 15 years of NASCAR 358 Modified stock car racing at Grandview Speedway there have been three different champions. The title during those years has been shared by three of the very best dirt track stock car racing talents with Jeff Strunk grabbing the champion’s loot 10 times, Craig VonDohren (the all-time leading feature winner) has been champion three times and Duane Howard has topped the final point standings twice.                 Fan interest is running high as opening night is just four weeks away. Will there be someone new taking…

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THOMAS TACKLES EAST BAY FOR FIRST WIN OF 2015

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(Gibsonton, Florida)...Kevin Thomas, Jr. had not visited USAC AMSOIL NationalSprint Car victory lane since September of 2013, but he broke that winless streak on Thursday night with the 30-lap "Winter Dirt Games VI" feature win at East Bay Raceway Park. The Cullman, Alabama native made it his ninth-career win leading all but the opening half-lap and a brief moment before a yellow flag on lap 17.   With two events remaining in "Winter Dirt Games" at East Bay Raceway Park on Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28, Thomas will go into the next races looking to give himself a…

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TRIPLE DIAMONDS SET FOR BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY DEBUT JUNE 5TH

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Minersville PA (2/27/15)--Big Diamond Speedway's 2015 schedule is permeated with events rich in tradition and racing history, but on June 5th an event unlike any other will take center stage for the headlining 358 modifieds with the first running of the "Triple Diamonds". Promotor Jake Smulley will present a unique qualifying procedure that will thrill the fans and give racers the opportunity to take home extra money. The entire field will be split into two semi-features that will be 15-laps in length. Each semi-feature will pay at least $1,000 to win and $100 to start. Line-ups for the semi features…

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Is Kahne Able: Kasey goes for repeat at Atlanta

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By Staff Reports NASCAR Wire Service   Kasey Kahne was in desperation mode at Atlanta Motor Speedway last August. Sitting in 18th on the Chase Grid – 33 points below the 16th-place cut off line – the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports driver needed a win to make NASCAR’s playoffs. Kahne came through. He seized the lead with two laps remaining, cruising to Victory Lane, and more importantly, a berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. “There won't be as much pressure on us for a while now, I guess,” Kahne said after the race. “Just to make it, I…

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New Tracks Highlight Return Of NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash

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  New Tracks Highlight Return Of NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash Potential $1M Bonus For Drivers And Fan Sweepstakes Highlight Program DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2015) – Three new tracks headline the “Dash 4 Cash” program as it  returns for the seventh consecutive year, and first as part of the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Dover International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway will debut as part of the program, while Indianapolis Motor Speedway will return in 2015. Designed to highlight the unique competition between championship-eligible NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers, the highly recognizable program will potentially result in $1…

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Halmar International Signs On As Lead ‘Hard Clay Open’ 2015 Sponsor For April 7 At Orange County Fair

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  Joining United Pump & Tank And East Coast Speed/ECS Auto; Four-Car Halmar Racing Team To Include Modifieds Of Mike Ricci, Rich Ricci Jr. & Willy Auchmoody, Crate 602 Sportsman Of Matt Janiak MIDDLETOWN, NY – The kickoff event to the 2015 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek has a new marquee partner. Halmar International has signed on as the title sponsor of the ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway on Tuesday, April 7 (rain dates: April 8 and 9). The ‘Hard Clay Open’ is headlined by a 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event boasting a $5,000-plus winner’s share, $1,000…

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NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Atlanta

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NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES Logano Aims For Rare 2-fer Joey Logano followed up his career-year of 2014 with a stirring win in the Daytona 500, becoming the second youngest driver to win the Great American Race at 24 years old. Now he looks to accomplish another rare feat: Back-to-back wins in the season’s first two races. It’s only happened five times since the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ inception in 1949, the last by Matt Kenseth in 2009. The five drivers to do it: Marvin Panch (1957), Bob Welborn (1959), David Pearson (1976), Jeff Gordon (1997) and Kenseth. Logano has a…

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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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