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STRUNK TAKES OVER AS TP TRAILERS NASCAR MODIFIED POINT LEADER AT GRANDVIEW

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B.HIRTHLER LEADS SPORTSMAN, SCHUTZ STILL TOPS IN BRC LATE MODELS; 20 DIFFERENT FEATURE WINNERS OUT OF 24 FEATURE RACES RUN Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEOTGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM BECHTELSVILLE, PA -June 20, 2017 - Ten time TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified champion Jeff Strunk is working toward his eleventh at Grandview Speedway. This past Saturday night Strunk was able to grab a fifth place finish while Craig VonDohren came home 9th giving Strunk the top spot in the Modified standings. Strunk now sits at the top of the standings with 2226 counters while VonDohren is…

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Tremont Two-For-Two in Topless Action on Devil’s Bowl Dirt

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Counter Scores Big Mini Stock Win Story By: JUSTIN ST. LOUIS / DEVILS BOWL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: BARRY SNELLING / DEVILS BOWL SPEEDWAY PHOTO WEST HAVEN, Vt. –June 19, 2017-  Kenny Tremont Jr. is starting to like the “topless” nights at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  The seven-time track champion from West Sand Lake, N.Y., backed up his victory in last year’s special no-roofs race with another NASCAR Whelen All-American Series score at The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl on Central Vermont Motorcycles Night on Sunday, June 18.  Also scoring wins were Bill Duprey, Derrick Counter, and Sean Beinhaur. An improved…

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Larson On The Money In Michigan

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Superb Restarts Propel Kyle Larson To Victory In Michigan Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR BROOKLYN, Mich. –June 18, 2017-  Two weeks ago at Dover, Kyle Larson took a painful master class in restarts from Professor Jimmie Johnson. In Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Larson graduated with high honors, using a series of exceptional restarts to win his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season and his second in a row, dating to last August, at the two-mile track in the Irish Hills. At Dover, Larson…

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KRESSLEY, KLINE AND LISOWSKI SCORE NASCAR FEATURE WINS AT GRANDVIEW

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20 FEATURE WINNERS IN EIGHT WEEKS OF RACING Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM BECHTELSVILLE, PA. June 18, 2017 . . .Ma Nature was defeated at Grandview Speedway on Saturday as afternoon showers looked as if they would force another show to be cancelled. However management held off and the track crew did a great job to make racing possible. Brett “The Threat” Kressley, the 2016 Grandview Modified rookie, struggled early in the season with numerous mechanical and engine issues. Making a rare Grandview appearance on Saturday night, the Orefield leadfoot took…

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Nemechek Trucks To Gateway CWTS Victory

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John Hunter Nemechek Passes Matt Crafton Late For The Win At Gateway Story By: MATT CROSSMAN / NASCAR CWTS MEID Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR ST. LOUIS, Mo. - June 18, 2017- “Happy Father’s Day!” a crew member shouted at team owner Joe Nemechek Saturday night as track workers put together the Victory Lane stage behind them. Nemechek had already passed out a half dozen hugs and handshakes to other members of the team he owns, NEMCO Motorsports. “Incredible,” was all Nemechek could muster in response after watching his son, John Hunter Nemechek, pass Matt Crafton late in the…

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Durgan, Proctor Go ToplessAt Devils Bowl

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Durgan, Proctor on Top at Topless Night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Story By: JUSTIN ST. LOUIS / DEVILS BOWL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: BARRY SNELLING / DEVILS BOWL SPEEDWAY PHOTO WEST HAVEN, Vt. – June 18, 2017- Two former track champions prevailed on a wild night of “topless” racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, June 17.  With the roofs taken off the O’Reilly Auto Parts Sportsman Modified cars for a different look and feel, Jason Durgan and Ron Proctor split a pair of 20-lap feature races in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competition.  Other winners during the night included Brett…

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Friday Michigan NASCAR Notebook

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Jimmie Johnson Is Good To Go For Three More Years—At Least Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR BROOKLYN, Mich. –June 17, 2017-  Don’t read anything into the term of Jimmie Johnson’s new contract with Hendrick Motorsports. Yes, Johnson signed a three-year extension with the organization that has provided him a ride for his entire Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career. Yes, that’s shorter than the five-year deal he inked last time. At the end of the 2020 season, Johnson will be 45, a year older than his car owner and mentor, Jeff…

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Preece Rockets To Thompson Victory

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Rolls To Second Whelen Modified Win After Late Pit Stop Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR MEDIA Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR   THOMPSON, Conn. --June 15, 2017-  Ryan Preece's pit stop strategy pushed him back in the field. But the Berlin, Connecticut, driver wasted no time in driving to the front en route to Wednesday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in the Thompson 125 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The win was the second of the season for Preece and 17th of his career. Preece pitted with many of his lead challengers on lap 70. The No.…

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Goodale Gunning For Thompson Glory

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Eric Goodale Focused on Race Wins Entering Thompson 125 Story By: JEFF PRICE / TSMP MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT –June 13, 2017-  NASCAR’s oldest division, the Whelen Modified Tour, is set to return to America’s original paved oval, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, for the third running of the Thompson 125 on Wednesday, June 14. Unlike any other race on the schedule, this race is only 125-laps, creating an element of pit strategy that doesn’t exist in some of the longer races. This is something that veteran driver, Eric Goodale, is well aware of. The driver…

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Blaney captures first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup victory in dramatic Pocono 400

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Ryan Blaney captures first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup victory in dramatic Pocono 400 Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com LONG POND, Pa. – Dogged by Kevin Harvick for the final eight laps of Sunday’s Axalta presents the Pocono 400, Ryan Blaney held off the 2014 series champion in a breathtaking battle to claim the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of his career. After a restart on Lap 148 of 160, Blaney grabbed the lead from polesitter Kyle Busch on Lap 151, with Busch on older tires, doing everything he could to block…

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Keselowski Saves The Best For Last For XFINITY Score At Pocono

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Brad Keselowski Ends Drought For No. 22 Ford With Last-Lap Pass Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: JEFF & MATT CLEMONS / RACERSGUIDE.COM LONG POND, Pa. – June 11, 2017- With a dramatic last-lap pass – the first of the season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series – Brad Keselowski won Saturday’s Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway, ending a 46-race drought for the No. 22 Team Penske Ford. Keselowski swept the stages in the 100-lap event but couldn’t get past leader Kyle Larson until he reached the Long Pond straightaway on the final circuit. Keselowski powered…

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Bell Rings Up A Winner At Texas

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Bell Wins By Inches At Texas Story By: JOHN STURBIN / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR FORT WORTH, Texas –June 10, 2017-  Christopher Bell, a self-described “dirt track kid” from Oklahoma, continued to show he’s pretty good on pavement Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Bell edged Chase Briscoe after a side-by-side, closing-laps battle to win the 21st annual winstaronlinegaming.com 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Bell, who started 21st in the 28-truck field, won under caution after a white-flag wreck involving Timothy Peters, Austin Self and Johnny Sauter on TMS’ repaved and re-profiled 1.5-mile…

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Rowdy Is A Monster At Pocono

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With Monster Lap in Final Round, Kyle Busch Wins Pocono Pole Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR LONG POND, Pa. –June 10, 2017-  Running his fastest lap of the day in the final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying, Kyle Busch won the pole position for Sunday’s Axalta presents the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway (3 p.m. ET on FS1) by a comfortable margin. The only driver to top 179 mph in three rounds of time trials, Busch covered the 2.5-mile distance at the triangular track in 50.237 seconds (179.151 mph) to earn…

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Johnson Takes Milestone Dover Victory

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Jimmie Johnson Wins at Dover for Milestone Monster Energy NASCAR Cup victory Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DOVER, Del. –June 5, 2017- The man who once made his parents stop at Hardee’s because he thought it was Cale Yarborough’s race shop pulled even with his childhood hero in Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway. Getting the jump on Kyle Larson on an overtime restart at the Monster Mile, Johnson crossed the overtime line on the backstretch moments before a multi-car wreck brought out the 15th caution of the…

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Larson Class Of The Field At Dover

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Kyle Larson Finishes Off Dominant NASCAR XFINITY Series Run at Dover Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DOVER, Del. –June 4, 2017-  Saturday’s One Main Financial 200 ended as it started – as a two-man show with polesitter Kyle Larson on top. Larson and Ryan Blaney were in a class by themselves at Dover International Speedway in the 11th NASCAR XFINITY Series race of the season. In winning for the third time in six starts this season, Larson led 137 of the 200 laps to Blaney’s 28. In fact, Larson now has…

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Sauter Rolls To Dover Victory On Old Tires

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Johnny Sauter Holds Off Teammate Kaz Grala for Dover Win Story By: REID SPENCER/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DOVER, Del. – June 3, 2017-Veteran Johnny Sauter proved once again that the combination of guile and clean air trumped youthful enthusiasm and superior tires. Despite racing on tires that were 54 laps older than those of his closest pursuer, 18-year-old GMS Racing teammate Kaz Grala, Sauter got 82 laps out of his last tank of fuel at Dover International Speedway and held on to win Friday’s Bar Harbor 200 presented by Sea Watch International. The defending NASCAR…

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Friesen Plans Dirt/Dover Double Friday

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Stewart Friesen Plans Dover-To-Georgetown NASCAR Camping World Truck Series/Dirt Modified Doubleheader This Friday, June 2 Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – If 200 miles on the Dover International Speedway concrete wasn’t enough in a NASCAR Camping World Truck, Stewart Friesen will “double” his excitement on Friday (June 2), also competing at Georgetown Speedway in a dirt Modified. Friesen, a Canadian who now resides in Sprakers, N.Y., makes his first career Dover start in the Halmar Friesen Racing No. 44 NASCAR Truck. Once the checkered drops, he will race south to Georgetown Speedway, the half-mile…

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Austin Dillon puts the No. 3 Chevrolet back in Victory Lane on fuel-mileage gamble

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Austin Dillon puts the No. 3 Chevrolet back in Victory Lane on fuel-mileage gamble Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR CONCORD, N.C. – Armed with a new crew chief and a gas tank that held just enough fuel to get him to the end of 600 miles with less than a second to spare, Austin Dillon won the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series of his career and put the vaunted No. 3 Chevrolet back in Victory Lane for the first time since 2000. Working for the first time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series…

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Grandview Speedway Goes Back to Back For Memorial Weekend

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K&N PERFORMANCE FILTERS NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW FEATURES NASCAR 358 MODS, LATE MODELS AND SPORTSMAN ACTION ON SATURDAY: SUNDAY NIGHT THUNDER INCLUDES BIG BLOCK/SMALL BLOCK BATTLE PLUS SPORTSMAN AND SPRINTS Press Release By: ERNIE SAXTON / GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM BECHTELSVILLE, PA -May 26, 2017 -  Will there be a 12th different feature winner on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway? With 11 different feature winners after four Saturday night programs of Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing it will be interesting to see if there will be more new feature winners or will there be repeat winners…

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Kyle Busch Trucks To Record 7th Series Victory

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Kyle Busch Claims Record Seventh NASCAR Truck Series Victory at Charlotte Story By: REID SPENCER NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR CONCORD, N.C. –May 20, 2017-  Kyle Busch never tires of winning, even though he does it more often than anyone else. Busch led 90 of 134 laps in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and completed a dominating victory in the event, sweeping both early stages of the race and taking the checkered flag .986 seconds ahead of runner-up Johnny Sauter. The win was Busch’s seventh in 11 starts at…

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FOUR DIVISIONS OF RACING AT GRANDVIEW ON TP TRAILERS AND TRUCK EQUIPMENT NIGHT,

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FANS CAN WIN DOVER NASCAR TICKETS COURTESY OF WNPV RADIO AND YOU ARE ASKED TO WEAR YELLOW Press Release By: ERNIE SAXTON / GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACESGUIDE.COM BECHTELSVILLE, PA-  May 18, 2017 - With two straight Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing programs rained out there are dozens of racers anxious to get back in action including the nine that have been fortunate enough to win features during the rain plagued season. Getting back to racing this Saturday night with the TP Trailers and Truck Equipment Night there is the makings of some very tough battles…

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Solomito Muscles Way to Langley Victory

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Reclaims Modified Tour Points Lead With Second Win of 2017 Story By: ANDY MARQUIS / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM   HAMPTON, Va. – May 14, 2017- Timmy Solomito muscled his way past Doug Coby with seven laps to go to score the victory in Saturday night’s City of Hampton 150 at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway – his second victory of the season in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Coby had dominated much of the event, leading all but six laps, but Solomito closed in on him in the closing stages of the 150 lap race…

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Stroke of luck propels Kyle Busch to Truck Series win at Kansas

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Stroke of luck propels Kyle Busch to Truck Series win at Kansas Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kyle Busch didn’t do a celebratory burnout when he won Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway. He didn’t do his customary bow after notching his 47th victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Heartbreak for Ben Rhodes, who was leading by more than a second when his engine expired with eight laps left, provided the stroke of serendipity that launched Busch into Victory Lane. And Busch knew it. “That’s one of…

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Ryan Blaney wins first career pole by a whisker

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Ryan Blaney wins first career pole by a whisker Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Improving in each round of knockout qualifying in relation to other cars, Ryan Blaney won the pole for Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET on FS1), claiming his first career pole by a mere .009 seconds over Joey Logano. During a Friday qualifying session in which 11 cars failed to make it to the grid because of inspection issues, Blaney toured the 1.5-mile speedway in 28.481 seconds (189.600 mph) in the final…

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Last-lap pass lifts Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to victory at Talladega

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Last-lap pass lifts Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to victory at Talladega Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: NASCAR/Getty Images TALLADEGA, Ala. – There’s no longer a goose egg in the win column next to Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s name. With a last-lap pass in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, Stenhouse collected his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in his 158th start and delivered the first win for Roush Fenway Racing since Carl Edwards triumphed at Sonoma in June 2014. “This is for all the guys at the shop--we’ve been terrible for a long time,” an exuberant Stenhouse…

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Preece Returns To Winning Form At Stafford Sizzler

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Preece Edges Coby For Whelen Modified Victory At Stafford Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR HOMETRACKS MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM STAFFORD, Conn. - May 1, 2017-Returning to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour full-time this year, Ryan Preece was itching to get back into Victory Lane. He accomplished that goal Sunday in the 46th running of the NAPA Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway. He took the lead from race leader Doug Coby with 13 laps to go and drove away with his first career Spring Sizzler victory behind the wheel of his No. 6 TS Haulers Chevrolet.…

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‘The Handler’ Scores A Winner At Grandview

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MANMILLER, DYLAN SWINEHART, AND BLAINE EMERY CONTINUE NEW WINNERS STREAK AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM BECHTELSVILLE, PA. April 30, 2017. . .The new winner’s streak continued at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night.  Back after a week hiatus courtesy of Mother Nature, 35 Modified, 18 Late Model and 34 Sportsman drivers were ready to mix it up in qualifying events to participate in their respective features on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway and three new feature winners put their names in the record book. After three Saturday nights of…

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Larson Steals Overtime Victory At RIR

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Kyle Larson Steals a Win in NASCAR XFINITY Series Race at Richmond Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR RICHMOND, Va. –April 30, 2017- Justin Allgaier had the best car in Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Kyle Larson isn’t very good at Richmond—and isn’t bashful about saying so. Nevertheless, when two late restarts played out at the .75-mile short track, Larson was the race winner in overtime, and Allgaier was a disappointed second, consoled only by the $100,000 check he collected as the winner of the XFINITY Dash…

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Stafford

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Pennink Heads To Sizzler Hoping To Keep Hot Streak Going Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR WMT SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –April 28, 2017-  For the first time since 2009, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will head to a track coming off the heels of a win by Ole Blue and the iconic Boelher family No. 3. Rowan Pennink captured the victory in the Icebreaker 150 at Connecticut's Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on April 9, helping return the iconic team to Victory Lane for the first time since Ryan Preece won in…

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Grandview Speedway Back In Action This Saturday Night

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NASCAR STOCK CAR RACING ACTION RETURNS TO GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY Press Release By: ERNIE SAXTON / GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM BECHTELSVILLE, PA April 27, 2017 -Fans coming out for the NASCAR stock car racing action at Grandview Speedway this Saturday will be in for quite a treat. As a result of the rainout last Saturday racers will be “chomping at the bit” to get back on the track and offer fans even more clay track racing excitement than they normally see. The Saturday night action will include the TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds along…

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Last Time Around For Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Retire Following 2017 Season Story By: NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR Charlotte NC. - APRIL 25, 2017- Dale Earnhardt Jr. today announced that he will retire following the 2017 NASCAR season. This morning, NASCAR’s 14-time Most Popular Driver broke the news to his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports race team, followed shortly thereafter by a press release from Hendrick Motorsports to publicly announce the retirement. According to the release, Earnhardt and team owner Rick Hendrick first met about the driver’s decision on March 29. Earnhardt will discuss his decision during a 3 p.m.…

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Jones Rebounds For Bristol Score

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Erik Jones Rallies From Penalty To Win NASCAR XFINITY Race At Bristol Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR BRISTOL, Tenn. –April 23, 2017-  Erik Jones found the ideal way to atone from a mistake in Saturday’s Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but it took a bump-and-run for Jones to complete his comeback at the .533-mile short track. Recovering from a Lap 230 pit road speeding penalty that sent him to the back of the field, Jones worked his way to the front through a series of quick cautions and…

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Saturday Bristol Notebook

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Is the “Old” Bristol Experiencing A Rebirth? Story By: REID SPENCCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR BRISTOL, Tenn. – April 23, 2017- As it turned out, Kyle Busch was prophetic when he talked about the changing character of Bristol Motor Speedway. “I’m sure (Kyle) Larson’s thrilled and he’ll have to rubber in the top himself while the rest of us are rooting and gouging for the bottom,” was Busch’s tongue-in-cheek assessment of the racing characteristics of the .533-mile short track, where Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will compete in the Food City 500 on Sunday (2 p.m. …

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Weiss Rolls To Grandview Victory

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KYLE WEISS WINS 35-LAP TP TRAILERS NASCAR MODIFIED FEATURE WORTH MORE THAN $3500 AT GRANDVIEW ON SATURDAY NIGHT; BRIAN SHUEY TOPS IN BRC LATE MODELS AND RYAN LILICK TOPS IN SPORTSMAN Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM BECHTELSVILLE, PA. April 16, 2017 . . . Kyle Weiss, Brian Shuey and Ryan Lilick didn’t fare well in their outings during opening night racing at Grandview Speedway last Saturday night. In their second showing of the season all three more than made up for it as they all ended their night in victory lane…

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Late Race Charge Takes Pennink To Icebreaker Victory

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Pennink Brings “Ole Blue” Back to Victory Lane With Thompson Win Story By: JEFFREY PRICE / TSMP MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Thompson Ct.- April 10, 2017 -The newly unified NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour took center stage during day two of Icebreaker weekend at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park with the Icebreaker 150 capping of the tracks annual opening weekend on Sunday, April 9. Thompson served as the second stop of the Whelen Modified Tour season and after finding early success in Myrtle Beach, reigning Icebreaking winner Timmy Solomito looked to continue his strong early run in the 2017 campaign…

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Dowling Fast At Thompson

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2015 Sunoco ROY Tops Chart For Whelen Modified's Icebreaker Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR HOMETRACKS MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM   THOMPSON, Conn. – April 9, 2017- While making his first appearance of the 2017 season on Saturday, Chase Dowling was the fastest overall in practice for Sunday's Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Although Dowling was 15th fastest in the first session, he rocketed to the top of the charts in the final practice with a time of 18.769 seconds (119.879 mph) behind the wheel of his No. 15 15-40 Connection Chevrolet. Four-time NASCAR Whelen…

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New Perspective For Solomito At Icebreaker

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Defending Winner Already Has '17 Victory Heading To Thompson Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR HOMETRACKS MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –April 5, 2017-  Weather may have delayed the Icebreaker a week, but it hasn't slowed Timmy Solomito's momentum. Heading to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, he has firmly positioned himself as the driver to beat Sunday. The Islip, N.Y. driver captured the victory in the season-opening race at Myrtle Beach Speedway on March 18 and is heading to Thompson as the defending Icebreaker winner. Last year, he wheeled the No. 16 Flamingo Motorsports entry into…

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Brad Keselowski ends Ford drought with Martinsville victory

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Brad Keselowski ends Ford drought with Martinsville victory Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: NASCAR/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va. – In Sunday’s STP 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, everything worked – but nothing more than Brad Keselowski’s race-winning No. 2 Ford. Yes, that’s right, a Ford. The car maker found Victory Lane at the .526-mile short track for the first time since Oct. 20, 2002, when Kurt Busch won at NASCAR’s oldest and smallest premier series track in a Roush Fenway Racing Ford. Keselowski and runner-up Kyle Busch swapped the lead during the final…

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Elliott Outduels Sauter For Martinsville Truck Series Victory

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Polesitter Chase Elliott Wins Hotly Contested Martinsville Truck Race Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES /NASCAR MARTINSVILLE, Va. –April 2, 2017-  Polesitter Chase Elliott held off defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter after a restart with 12 laps left and pulled away to win Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway by 1.865 seconds. Elliott grabbed the lead from third-place finisher Christopher Bell on Lap 234, when Bell’s Toyota tangled with Austin Cindric’s Ford through Turns 1 and 2. Bell lost the top spot, and Sauter charged past into the…

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Qualifying rainout puts Larson on the pole at Martinsville

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Qualifying rainout puts Larson on the pole at Martinsville Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va. – For the second straight week, Kyle Larson will start on the pole for a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event. He can only hope the result of the race is the same, too. Last week, Larson won the pole at Auto Club Speedway and went on to win last Sunday’s race at the two-mile track. On Friday, when rain washed out time trials at Martinsville Speedway, Larson earned the top starting spot for Sunday’s STP 500 (2 p.m.…

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Whelen Modified Stat Advance: Thompson

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Analyzing The Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway  Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR WMT SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –March 30, 2017- The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will continue the 2017 season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Connecticut, on Sunday afternoon. Below is a statistical look at the Icebreaker 150, including selected driver notes: Icebreaker 150 Setup: • This marks the first of four appearances for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at Thompson this season. • The track has held 134 Whelen Modified Tour races, the most of any track in series…

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Larson captures victory in Fontana

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After string of seconds, Kyle Larson captures victory in Fontana Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images FONTANA, Calif. – What a difference one position makes. After three straight second-place finishes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, polesitter Kyle Larson finally found Victory Lane, pulling away after an overtime restart to win Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. Larson took the checkered flag at the end of the second extra lap as team owner Chip Ganassi celebrated from his perch atop the pit box. “It’s great to be Kyle Larson right now,” said the…

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Larson Outruns Logano For Auto Club XFINITY Victory

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Larson Holds Off Logano For NASCAR XFINITY Win At Auto Club Speedway Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR FONTANA, Calif. –March 26, 2017- Kyle Larson kept polesitter Joey Logano at bay after a restart with four laps left in Saturday’s Service King 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Auto Club Speedway and held on to win by .127 seconds. Larson and Logano had swapped the lead on three successive laps before Brandon Jones plowed into the outside wall on Lap 142 to bring out the seventh and final caution of the afternoon. The…

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Max Zachem Looks For Continued Momentum At Stafford

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Max Zachem Looking To Drink The Milk At NAPA Spring Sizzler® Story By: SCOTT RUNNING / STAFFORD SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Stafford Springs, CT - March 25, 2017- The 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season kicked off in Myrtle Beach and Preston, CT native and driver of the #20 Lu-Mac’s Package Store Chevrolet Max Zachem, opened with a fifth place finish. Zachem is looking to continue his momentum at the 46th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler® on Sunday April 30. Stafford has not been one of Zachem’s best tracks in his short career, but with a top-10 finish…

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The Passing Of Northeast Racing Legend Pete Hamilton

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Pete Hamilton Won The 1970 Daytona 500 Driving For  Petty Enterprises Story By: NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photo By: ISC / PHOTO ARCHIVES CHARLOTTE, N.C. —March 24, 2017-  Pete Hamilton, the champion of the 1970 Daytona 500 for Petty Enterprises, died Wednesday at the age of 74. Hamilton, from Dedham, Mass., began his driving career at Norwood Speedway Arena, competing in the street division, and he also won the 1967 NASCAR Late Model Sportsman division championship and added 12 wins in the NASCAR Grand American division to his resume two years later. He made 64 NASCAR premier series (now the Monster Energy NASCAR…

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Allgaier Sails To Victory In Phoenix

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Justin Allgaier Perseveres To Win NASCAR XFINITY Race In Phoenix Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. –March 19, 2017-  Justin Allgaier popped a tire during his celebratory burnout after Saturday’s DC Solar 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. But you can forgive the driver of the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet if he was a trifle rusty with his donuts—Allgaier hadn’t been to Victory Lane in the NASCAR XFINITY Series since August in 2012 at the road course in Montreal. On a blistering afternoon that brought emotions to a boil at…

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Saturday Phoenix Notebook

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UNLIKE SOME OF HIS FELLOW DRIVERS, LARSON WON'T GET FIGHTING MAD Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. –March 19, 2017- Kyle Larson can’t imagine getting angry enough to take a swing at another driver—because of the potential consequences. Naturally enough, the fisticuffs between Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and their crew members made for animated conversation at Phoenix International Raceway -- site of Sunday's Camping World 500 (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX) -- where the chief combatants were summoned to a Friday morning your-attendance-is-requited meeting in the NASCAR transporter. After Logano’s Ford…

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FREE TO THE PUBLIC PRACTICE SESSIONS SET FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 25TH AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

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POINT CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE KICKS OFF ON APRIL 1ST WITH NASCAR TRIPLEHEADER Press Release By: ERNIE SAXTON / GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE,COM BECHTELSVILLE, PA - March 17, 2017 . . . A large turnout of racers is expected for the Saturday, March 25th free-to-the-public practice session at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA. Activity is expected to get the green flag at noon with many different classes of competition expected to join the Grandview regulars of T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars along with Enduro and Vintage racers. Pits will…

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Myrtle Beach

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Coby's Quest For Fifth Title Faces Host Of Challengers Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR MODIFIED SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – March 15, 2017 - Doug Coby’s quest for a fourth consecutive championship will include some familiar faces as well as some new challengers as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour begins a new era on Saturday. The 2017 season gets rolling with the Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety-Kleen at South Carolina's historic Myrtle Beach Speedway, marking a southern kickoff for the newly unified tour. The changes in the tour harken back to the…

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Whelen Modified Stat Advance: Myrtle Beach Performance Plus 150

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Analyzing the Performance Plus 150 at Myrtle Beach Press Release By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR MODIFIED SERIES MEDIA Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -March 15, 2017 – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will open the 2017 season on Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina. Below is a statistical look at the Performance Plus 150, including selected driver notes: Performance Plus 150 Setup: • This marks the second ever visit in NASCAR Modified history to the track, with the only other race won by Andy Seuss in 2009. • Defending NWMT champion Doug Coby…

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