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Ronnie Bassett Jr. Breaks Through At New Smyrna

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

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Daytona Sunday Notebook

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Does Jimmie Johnson’s Daytona DNF Spell Trouble For Hendrick Drivers? Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES /NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 19, 2017-  Mr. Hendrick, we have a problem. Twice during Sunday’s rain-delayed Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway, Johnson spun without provocation off Turn 4. The first time, on Lap 17, he took out the No. 41 Ford of Kurt Busch. The second time, Johnson nosed into the inside wall near the entrance to pit road crashed out of the 75-lap exhibition race. Forget that Johnson failed to finish the Clash…

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Logano Brings Ford Back To Daytona Victory Lane

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Opportunistic Logano Claims Victory in Wild Clash at Daytona Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM & GETTY IMAGES DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 19, 2017 - When Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin collided in Turn 2 on the final lap of Sunday’s rain-delayed Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway, Joey Logano was there to seize the moment. Charging to the outside and grabbing the lead near the entry to the Superstretch at the 2.5-mile speedway, Logano took the checkered flag 1.121 seconds ahead of runner-up Kyle Busch, who beat third-place finisher Alex…

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NASCAR Not Affordable For Fans Anymore

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NASCAR Remains Popular Despite Declining Attendance Column By: ERNIE SAXTON / FIRST DIGITAL MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Daytona Beach Fla.- February 17, 2017- More and more I hear from people that read my columns and want to share their thoughts. Many feel that NASCAR racing is just not what it used to be. Here where I live several months each year, Ormond Beach, Florida, I listen to people tell me that they just don’t go, that auto racing just does not have their interest any longer. Not surprising that most of the complaints I hear are in regard…

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Chase Elliott Starting to Feel Comfortable With No. 24 Legacy

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Chase Elliott can’t make fans forget the legacy of the No. 24 car, but by all indications, he’s ready to make his own distinctive mark in that vaunted ride. Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR Charlotte NC.- February 17, 2017-The history of the No. 24 car is monumental, and Elliott inherited that ride last year from the driver who made it famous. The No. 24 has won 93 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in 1,414 starts since the number debuted in 1950. All 93 victories belong to Jeff Gordon, who retired…

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Mario Andretti Named Honorary Daytona 500 Official

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Mario Andretti Celebrates 50th Anniversary of His Daytona 500 Victory. Story & Photos By: DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY MEDIA DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 15, 2017-  Mario Andretti will serve as an honorary race official for the 59th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 26, the opening race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Andretti, along with A.J. Foyt, Jamie McMurray and most recently Jeff Gordon, are the only drivers to win both the Daytona 500 and the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Andretti and Daytona Int’l Speedway will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of his 1967 Daytona 500 triumph throughout…

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NASCAR: New Damaged Vehicle Policy Instituted For 2017 Season

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Repairs to Injured Racecars in the NASCAR National Series’ Must Now be Completed Within a Five Minute Window. Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR CONCORD, N.C. — February 9, 2017- Seriously damaged race cars will no longer be allowed to continue in races in the three NASCAR national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series). NASCAR officials debuted a Damaged Vehicle Policy that will see the sanctioning body more tightly police the repairs that are made to crashed race cars. While teams will no longer be…

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Safety-Kleen Backs NASCAR Modified Opener

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NASCAR Modified Tour Gets Safety Kleen Sponsorship Press Release By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – February 7, 2017- Safety-Kleen has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season opener on March 18 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. The event, which will also feature NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action, will be the Performance Plus 300 presented by Safety-Kleen. Safety-Kleen has been an official partner of NASCAR since 2004. The Performance Plus 150 will be the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour portion of the race event, and will…

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Top Drivers Honored at Two-Night Devil’s Bowl Speedway Banquet of Champions

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Nine Track Champions Crowned; John Bruno Award to Ron Proctor Story By: JUSTIN ST. LOUIS / DEVILS BOWL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: ALAN WARD /DEVILS BOWL SPEEDWAY PHOTO RUTLAND, Vt. – February 7, 2017- Devil’s Bowl Speedway officially draw the curtain on its 50th racing season during a two-night Banquet of Champions gala on February 3-4.   Ceremonies were held in the Grand Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington in Rutland, Vt., honoring nine stock car racing champions, top drivers, and special award winners at two tracks at the West Haven, Vt., facility; well over 400 guests attended the weekend gatherings.…

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Earnhardt Jr. A Changed Man Ready For Action

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Newly Married Dale Earnhardt Jr. Eager to Start 2017 Season Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR CHARLOTTE, N.C. – January 26, 2017- Dale Earnhardt Jr. is in his happy place. On New Year’s Eve, NASCAR’s most popular driver married long-time girlfriend Amy Reimann. The couple honeymooned on Maui and Kaua’i. But neither of those Hawaiian Islands tugs on Earnhardt’s psyche the way Daytona Beach does, and at long last, in mid-February, he’ll be back on track at the Birthplace of Speed, racing a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car for the first…

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NASCAR Wednesday Media Tour Notebook

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AS SEASON BEGINS, BUBBA WALLACE IS UNDER PRESSURE TO PERFORM Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR CHARLOTTE, N.C. – January 26, 2017- Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. is under pressure this season—and not just the sort of natural butterflies a driver feels when he suits up and climbs into the cockpit before a race. Wallace is racing in the face of unknowns, trusting that a strong performance in the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford will prolong his tenure in the car. A graduate of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program…

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Suarez Leads The Way For Diversity Class

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Daniel Suarez Should Provide Inspiration for New NASCAR Drive for Diversity Class Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR CHARLOTTE, N.C. –January 26, 2017-  If the members of the 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity class need a beacon to guide them or a story to inspire them, they need look no further than Daniel Suarez. Unexpectedly, and at least a year ahead of schedule, Suarez earned a battlefield promotion into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series when Carl Edwards shocked the racing world with the January announcement that he was stepping away from…

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Starrett Co. Expands WMT Series Team Sponsorship

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Starrett Co. Backs Two NASCAR Modifieds Press Release By: L.S. STARETT CO. MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM ATHOL, Mass. - January 24, 2017- The L.S. Starrett Co. will expand its motorsports marketing program by continuing support of teams racing on the newly combined NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Under the banner of Starrett Racing, the company will be the primary sponsor of the Flamingo Motorsports No. 16 with driver Timmy Solomito. In addition to sponsoring Solomito, Starrett Racing will also support the future of the sport through a driver-development program as the primary sponsor of the Matt Swanson Racing No.…

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NASCAR Hall of Fame Enshrines Distinguished Class of 2017

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NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR CHARLOTTE, N.C. – January 21, 2017- The enshrinement of three car owners of paramount importance to stock car racing, a driver who proved a prolific winner in NASCAR’s top-two series and a former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion who would become one of the most beloved storytellers in the history of the sport highlighted Friday night’s induction of the Class of 2017 into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Not only did the emotional proceedings usher one of NASCAR’s…

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Benny Parsons; NASCAR Nice Guy Champion

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Stock Car racing’s ‘Nice Guy Champion,’ Emmy-Winning Broadcaster Benny Parsons Enters NASCAR Hall of Fame Story By: OWEN A. KEARNS / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: NASCAR PHOTO ARCHIVES Charlotte NC.- January 18, 2017-A single word defined the late Benny Parsons: Beloved. It mattered not whether you were fellow competitor, race fan or television viewer. Parsons was more than just a top premier series driver or broadcaster. To race with him – or just to meet him – Parsons had the aura of being the best friend you wished you had. Parsons became the NASCAR premier series champion in 1973.…

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Baldwin Teams With Lia For Part-Time Whelen Modified Tour Effort

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Donny Lia Will Contest a Part-Time Schedule on The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2017, Driving for Tommy Baldwin Racing. Press Release By: TOMMY BALDWIN RACING MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM-TBR HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — January 11, 2017- Tommy Baldwin Racing has announced plans to compete part-time on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour with two-time series champion Donny Lia in 2017. Returning to his roots, Tommy Baldwin will bring back the iconic No. 7NY for nine races, beginning with the season-opener at Myrtle Beach Speedway on March 18. Lia will also drive in two races at Stafford Motor Speedway (April…

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Raymond Parks Sets The Standard In NASCAR’S Early Years

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Stock Car Racing Pioneer Raymond Parks Set The Standard During NASCAR’s Early Era Story By : OWEN A. KEARNS / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: NASCAR PHOTO ARCHIVES DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –January 11, 2017-  As one of early stock car racing’s most successful car owners, it is appropriate that Raymond Parks captured the first two championships offered by the fledgling National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, an organization Parks helped form in 1947. Parks and his driver, Red Byron, won NASCAR’s modified title in 1948. The pair, along with mechanic Red Vogt, became the sanctioning body’s 1949 Strictly Stock…

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Halmar Friesen Racing To Tackle Full NASCAR Camping World Truck Schedule

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Halmar Friesen Racing To Tackle Full NASCAR Camping World Truck Schedule Story By: Halmar Friesen Racing Media Photos Courtesy: Halmar Friesen Racing Media/ Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com HUNTERSVILLE, NC (January 9, 2017) - Chris Larsen and Stewart Friesen have announced the formation of Halmar Friesen Racing (HFR). HFR will compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) running a full schedule for 2017 with Friesen as the driver. Halmar International will serve as primary sponsor on the No. 52 Chevrolet Silverado. Managing the day-to-day operations of HFR will be NASCAR veteran Tommy Baldwin Jr. Friesen, a native of Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario, is a…

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2017 Schedule Announced For Unified Whelen Modified Tour

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Enhanced Bonus Plans, Point Fund A Draw For Top Talent  Press Release By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – January 8, 2016-From South Carolina to Connecticut, the 2017 schedule announced today for the unified NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will test the best Modified drivers over 17 races and two special events at some of East Coast’s most historic venues. The new era will kick off on Saturday, March 18, with the season opener at Myrtle Beach Speedway. South Carolina’s semi-banked half-mile oval held its first NASCAR event in 1958. The champion…

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Journeyman Stock Car Racer Richard Childress Caught Lightning In a Bottle, Not Once But Twice.

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A $20 car, a couple of great breaks and prolonged excellence sends Richard Childress to the NASCAR Hall of Fame Story By: OWEN A. KEARNS / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: NASCAR PHOTO ARCHIVES / GETTY IMAES Charlotte NC.- January 7, 2017- NASCAR’s only driver strike, on the eve of the 1969 inaugural race at Talladega Superspeedway, gave Childress the opportunity to earn enough money to build his first race shop and lay the foundation for Richard Childress Racing, the powerhouse Chevrolet organization which to date has claimed 11 owner titles across NASCAR’s three national series. Nearly a decade later,…

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Incredible Season Yields Titles For Burt Myers

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Burt Myers Won Three Different Championships in 2016, Including the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Crown. Story By: JASON CHRISTLEY /NASCAR MEDIA Photos By: ROBERT EVERHARDT / RACERSGUIDE.CCOM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – December 28, 2016- After six years away from championship glory on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, Burt Myers returned to the top of the class in 2016. In a season filled with accolades for the 40-year-old Walnut Cove, N.C. driver, Myers captured three wins, nine top-fives and 11 top-10 finishes. He also scored two Coors Light Pole Awards over the course of the season, adding to his…

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Doug Coby Builds On His Modified Legacy

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Doug Coby Continued to Build on His NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Legacy by Winning His Third-Straight Series Championship in 2016. Story By: JASON CUNNINGHAM /NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – December 23, 2016-Doug Coby continues to etch his name into the record books. The 37-year-old Milford, Conn., driver took down a third straight championship on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2016. Driving for Mike Smeriglio Racing, Coby became the first driver in the modern era to take down three straight series titles. Behind the wheel of his No. 2 Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer…

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Doug Coby Becomes A Man of Steel

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Mayhew Steel Products Will Sponsor NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby Next Season. Story By: SMERIGLIO RACING MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM CHARLOTTE, N.C. –December 11, 2016- NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby and Mike Smeriglio Racing will carry new primary sponsorship next year from Mayhew Steel Products of Turners Falls, Mass. Coby made the announcement during his champion’s speech at Saturday’s Night of Champions Touring Awards banquet at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Dunleavy Truck & Trailer, his primary sponsor the last few years, will remain as a sponsor with the team as well. Mayhew Steel…

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Schedule Announced

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First Combined Schedule In Several Years Story By: JASON CUNNINHAM / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM DAYTONA BEACH, FL - December 7, 2016- NASCAR has released the 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule. It was announced back in October that the NASCAR Whelen Modified and Southern Modifieds tour would be merging into one. The 2017 season will kick off a 19 race schedule at Myrtle Beach Speedway in Myrtle Beach, SC on Saturday March 18th. The second stop for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be the 43rd annual Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Sunday…

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NASCAR: Six Drivers Earn Touring Series’ Most Popular Driver Awards

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Melissa Fifield Won the Most Popular Driver Award for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour for the Third Year in a Row. Story By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –November 24, 2016- NASCAR named the recipients of their regional touring series Most Popular Driver Awards for the 2016 season on Wednesday. More than 47,000 votes were cast worldwide for the 2016 season honors, with six drivers earning the title of fan favorite. The 2016 Most Popular Driver Award winners are: • Austin Theriault (Fort Kent, Maine), NASCAR K&N Pro Series East •…

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NASCAR Sets Driver Guidelines for Xfinity and Truck Series

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NASCAR Finally Keeping Premier Drivers Out of Xfinity and Trucks Series Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD /RACERSGUIDE.COM Trenton NJ.- November 17, 2016- I have long felt that NASCAR should keep Cup drivers from racing in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. It is something that I have had strong feelings about for a long time. Many in the industry feel the same way and certainly I have heard from a large number of fans that shared my thinking. It just did not seem fair to have Cup racers coming in to take the…

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Phoenix Weekend Preview

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Harvick's In Near Must-Win Situation ... Again Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR Phoenix Arizona- November 11, 2016- Kevin Harvick seemingly always ends up in dire situations within the new "win-and-you're-in" Chase format implemented in 2014. And he always finds a way to make his way out. Currently 18 points below the cutoff line for the final transfer spot to the Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Harvick essentially has to win Sunday's Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC) to earn a berth in his third consecutive…

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Larson Two Steps to Texas XFINITY Series Win

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Larson Holds Off Keselowski for NASCAR XFINITY Series Win at Texas Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR FORT WORTH, TX- November 6, 2016-  Grabbing the lead after a restart on Lap 171 of 200, Kyle Larson moved to the top of the track just in time to hold off polesitter Brad Keselowski for the victory in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway. In a race that saw Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez open some breathing room in the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase with respective…

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Johnny Be Good: Sauter Trucks To Texas Victory

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Late Pass Gives Johnny Sauter Victory in Texas Truck Race Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR FORT WORTH, TX- November 5, 2016- You might say Johnny Sauter is on a roll. Then again, that might be an understatement. Passing Matt Crafton near the start/finish line with two laps left in Friday night’s Striping Technology 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, Sauter pulled away to win his second straight race in the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase. In the process, he deprived Crafton of a chance to…

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Jimmie Johnson’s win at Martinsville brings talk of seventh title to forefront

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad”] Jimmie Johnson’s win at Martinsville brings talk of seventh title to forefront Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service - Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Mr. Martinsville is back – and with him, a realistic shot at a record-tying NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Winless at the .526-mile short track since the spring race of 2013, Jimmie Johnson ended his “drought” on Sunday with a victory in the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 and earned a berth in the Championship 4 race, set for Nov. 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In winning for the ninth time at Martinsville, the…

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Grant Enfinger Scores First Truck Series Win

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Chase Field is Cut to Six Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR TALLADEGA, Ala. –October 23, 2016-  In the race that decided the lineup for the Round of 6 in the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase, Alabama native Grant Enfinger stole the thunder from the playoff drivers in Saturday’s Fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. With a strong push from GMS Racing teammate and Chase driver Ben Kennedy after a restart on Lap 93 of 94, Enfinger surged to the front and stayed there in the face of a last-lap challenger…

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Earnhardt Jr. Staying Busy, Still Has More Left In The Tank

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Getting Back In Shape For 2017 Return Story By: ERNIE SAXTON /  DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / RACERSUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF     Reading Pa.- October 20, 2016- Dale Earnhardt Jr. is confident he will be back in shape ready for racing on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit come the 2017 Daytona 500 in February. Earnhardt has not driven a race car since early July. He will miss a total of 18 races during the 2016 season. This is all the result of a concussion suffered in a June 12th crash at Michigan International Speedway. Though he has…

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History Making Season in The Books for Doug Coby

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Coby Makes History, Wraps Up Third Consecutive Whelen Modified Title at Thompson Story By: THRESA CONDICT / TSMP MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT - October 17, 2016 - Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park saved the best for last in 2016, crowning several champions on the final day of the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, presented by Xtra Mart including a champion in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Defending series champion Doug Coby looked to earn his third consecutive title and fourth in the last five seasons after extending his points lead on Justin Bonsignore and Timmy Solomito with…

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Rowdy Busch Dominates Kansas XFINITY Race

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Kyle Busch Wins at Kansas as XFINITY Chasers Have Issues Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR KANSAS CITY, Kan. –October 16, 2016- Kyle Busch’s domination of Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway was about the only predictable thing that happened in the first race of the Round of 8 in the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase. In winning his fourth XFINITY race at the 1.5-mile track, his ninth of the season and the 85th of his career—extending his own series record—Busch led 150 of 200 laps, passing Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel…

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Saturday Kansas Notebook

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Martin Truex Jr. Eyes Breakthrough Victory at Kansas Speedway Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR KANSAS CITY, Kan. – October 15, 2016- As well as Martin Truex Jr. has run at Kansas Speedway, it’s nothing short of remarkable that the driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota has never won at the 1.5-mile track. Truex has led laps in seven of his 16 starts at Kansas—in some cases, lots of laps. In the spring of 2012, while driving for Michael Waltrip Racing, Truex was out front for 173 circuits before…

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NASCAR Hall Unveils Stewart Exhibit

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 “Smoke: A Tribute to Tony Stewart” at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Story & Photos By: NASCAR HALL OF FAME MEDIA CHARLOTTE, N.C. —October 13, 2016-  In celebration of the end of an era as NASCAR driver Tony Stewart concludes his momentous career this season, the NASCAR Hall of Fame has launched a limited-time special exhibit, “Smoke: A Tribute to Tony Stewart.” The exhibit is located in the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Great Hall and runs from Oct. 8 to Feb. 24, 2017. “It’s a huge honor. For so many fans that didn’t know how I got to NASCAR and how…

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Coby Going For WMT Series Three Peat

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Coby Heads To Thompson Seeking Third Straight Championship Story By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Thompson Conn.- October 11, 2016-  This Sunday afternoon at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Doug Coby will be looking to collect his third consecutive NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship in the Sunoco World Series 150. If he can accomplish the goal, it will be his fourth career title, which would inch him a little bit closer to Mike Stefanik’s all-time record of seven championships. Coby also trails Tony Hirschman in the list. Hirschman held up the title trophy five…

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Doug Coby Continues Stafford Roll

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Doug Coby Continued His Dominance of Stafford Motor Speedway  With Another NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Victory. Story By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photoos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE & GETTY IMAGES STAFFORD, Conn. –October 10, 2016- Doug Coby is the modern day dominator of Stafford Motor Speedway. Nothing that happened Sunday changed that fact. Despite a delay of a week, and nearly seven more hours during a rain-drenched Sunday, Coby still reigns supreme with a victory in the NAPA Fall Final 150. Coby rolled to his 10th career victory at the historic half-mile – now trailing only Ted Christopher’s…

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Logano Steals XFINITY Victory

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Late Pass Gives Logano XFINITY Win, as Chase Field Cut to Eight Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR CONCORD, N.C. –October 10, 2016-  If stealing a race were against the law, there would be an arrest warrant out for Joey Logano on Sunday night. Grabbing the lead from Kyle Larson after a restart on Lap 183 of 200, Logano held off a charging Elliott Sadler by .462 seconds to win the Drive for the Cure 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the event that trimmed the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY…

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Coby & Bonsignore On Front Row For NAPA Fall Final 150

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Nine Poles in 2016 for Doug Coby. Story By: JASON CHRISTLEY / NASCAR MEDIA Photos By:RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. —October 9, 2016- It couldn’t be scripted any better. Sunday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour NAPA Fall Final 150 will be the penultimate race in the 2016 championship chase. And the two drivers that are battling it out for the title trophy will bring the field to green on the front row for the main event throwdown in Stafford. Doug Coby captured his ninth pole award of the 2016 season and his fifth consecutive at Stafford Motor Speedway behind the…

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Suarez Advances To The Next Round With Dover Victory

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Suárez Dominates at Dover to Advance in XFINITY Chase Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIE SERVICE Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM DOVER, Del. –October 3, 2016- With a dominant car that opened leads of more than six seconds after the final restart on Lap 152 of 200, Daniel Suárez won Sunday’s rain-delayed Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway and earned a spot in the Round of 8 in the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase. The Mexican-born driver grabbed the top spot from eventual third-place finisher Justin Allgaier on Lap 155 and quickly pulled away. Ty Dillon passed Allgaier…

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Reddick Rolls a Winner in Las Vegas

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Tyler Reddick Leads Brad Keselowski Racing to 1-2 finish in Las Vegas Story By: OWEN A. KEARNS / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR LAS VEGAS  NV-October 2, 2016-  Tyler Reddick out-dueled Brad Keselowski Racing teammate Daniel Hemric to win Saturday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series DC Solar 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The victory was Reddick’s first of the 2016 season and marked the first time the Brad Keselowski Racing team had fashioned a one-two finish in the series. Reddick led five times for 70 of the 146 laps around the 1.5-mile track, taking…

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Dover & Las Vegas Weekend Preview

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Larson Holds Final Chase Transfer Spot Heading Into Dover Cutoff Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM Dover De.- September 30, 2016- So far, so good in Kyle Larson's first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The No. 42 Chevrolet driver holds the final transfer spot to the Round of 12 by five points over his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Jamie McMurray heading into Sunday's Citizen Soldier 400 Chase cutoff race at Dover International Speedway (2 p.m. ET on NBCSN). Larson finished 18th in the Chase opener at Chicagoland and 10th last Sunday…

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Whelen So. Mod. News & Notes: South Boston

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Seuss Hopes To Trim Myers’ Points Lead with Three Races To Go  Story By: TIM SOUTHERS / NASCAR MEDIA Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – September 14, 2016- The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will return to South Boston Speedway for the second time this season Saturday for the South Boston 150. One driver that’s looking forward to coming back to the historic track is Andy Seuss. The two-time defending champion enters the weekend as the only driver with three wins at the tight .4-mile oval. Seuss currently sits in second place as he continues his…

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Solomito Makes Move When It Counts

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Late Pass At Seekonk Earns Him Fourth Whelen Modified Victory Story By: JASON CHRISTLEY / NASCAR MEDIA Photos By: GETTY IMAGES/ NASCAR SEEKONK, Ma.-September 11, 2016 - When it was go-time, Timmy Solomito didn't hesitate. The Islip, New York, driver muscled his way past Doug Coby on Lap 114 and then held off the three-time champion as well as championship contender Justin Bonsignore to win Saturday night's AnytimeRealty.com 150 at Seekonk Speedway. It was Solomito's fourth NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win of the season. Solomito started alongside Coby on the Lap 112 restart. After failing to get by on the outside…

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Busch Rules Richmond XFINITY Race

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Kyle Busch Returns to Form With Dominating NASCAR XFINITY Win at Richmond tory By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR RICHMOND, Va. – September 10, 2016-With one ferociously fast pit stop, Kyle Busch erased a lackluster qualifying effort and cruised to victory in Friday night’s Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway. A master at getting on and off pit road in minimal time, Busch entered the pits in fourth place under the first caution of the race after a tap from J.J. Yeley sent Justin Marks spinning into the frontstretch grass on…

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Harvick Takes ‘Sunday Money’ at Thunder Valley

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Kevin Harvick Wins Action-Filled NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Bristol Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR BRISTOL, Tenn. –August 22, 2016-  For most of the final 200 laps of Sunday’s rain-interrupted Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick was where he needed to be – out front and in control of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Behind Harvick, who took the checkered flag 1.933 seconds ahead of runner-up Ricky Stenhouse Jr., the race was often out of control, as the essence of traditional Bristol made…

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Melissa Fifield: Keeping the Faith

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Two-Time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Most Popular Driver of the Year Melissa Fifield is living out Her Dream, One Lap at a Time Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM     Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO and MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM SPRAKERS, NY- June 30, 2016- Wakefield, New Hampshire isn’t in the middle of nowhere; but you can see it from there. Tucked away off of scenic route 16 in the Lakes Region of the ‘Live Free or Die’ state, the tiny town is about as picturesque as one would imagine when roaming through the hills of New England. It’s also the last…

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Quenneville Opens Devil’s Bowl Speedway Title Defense with Victory

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Masterson, FitzGerald, Wood also take opening night wins   Story By: JUSTIN ST. LOUIS / DEVIL'S BOWL SPEEDWAY MEDIA     Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.CCOM   WEST HAVEN, VT- May 22, 2016- Vince Quenneville Jr. showed a good opening night crowd that he never missed a beat over the winter at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, May 21.  The Brandon, Vt., speedster and defending Asphalt Track champion ran to a dominant win in the Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modified division to open the 50th season of racing at the Rutland County facility.  Other winners in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) action…

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Wild Night in Charlotte All-Star Race

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Joey Logano Triumphs in Scintillating NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race finish Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR CONCORD, NC- May 22, 2016- At the end of a wild and crazy Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Joey Logano got the upper hand in an intense battle with last-chance qualifier Kyle Larson and took home the million-dollar prize as the winner of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Trying to block the stronger car of Logano in the closing 13-lap final segment of the race, Larson buried his car into Turn 1 as Logano edged ahead.…

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