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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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Truex wins at Las Vegas; Kyle Busch, Logano brawl on pit road

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Truex wins at Las Vegas; Kyle Busch, Logano brawl on pit road Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR  Photos By: Getty Images LAS VEGAS – In a race whose aftermath left hometown driver Kyle Busch with a bloody forehead, Martin Truex Jr. passed the faltering car of Brad Keselowski on the white-flag lap and cruised to a sweep of all three stages in Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. As Truex approached the checkered flag to win a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race for the first time this season and the first time at LVMS, Joey Logano’s Ford slid…

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Logano Holds Off Larson for XFINITY win in Vegas

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Joey Logano holds off Kyle Larson for NASCAR XFINITY win at Las Vegas Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images LAS VEGAS – Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway wasn’t a drag race, but lane choice proved critical to Joey Logano’s 28th NASCAR XFINITY Series victory in the No. 12 Team Penske Ford. Choosing the top side for a restart on Lap 196 of 200, after Ty Dillon’s spin on Lap 192 necessitated the ninth and final caution of the afternoon, Logano cleared Kyle Larson off Turn 4 after an intense side-by-side battle and pulled away…

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Sunday Atlanta Notebook

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Another Strong Run For Chase Elliott Comes Up Short Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR HAMPTON, Ga. –March 6, 2017- Chase Elliott spent much of Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 running in Kevin Harvick’s shadow. Elliott had a fast Chevrolet, as he proved conclusively after incurring a pit road speeding penalty on Lap 212. Despite serving a pass-through for the infraction, Elliott stayed on the lead lap and was running faster lap times than Harvick when a debris caution on Lap 240 slowed the field and gave Elliott a chance to regain…

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Bell Rings In Atlanta Victory

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Christopher Bell Wins Two-Lap Shootout For Atlanta Victory Story By: REID SPENCCER NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR HAMPTON, Ga. –March 5, 2017-  Christopher Bell unquestionably had the dominant truck in Saturday’s Active Pest Control 200, but, in the end, the driver of the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra had to work hard for the third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of his career. In the nightcap of a NASCAR doubleheader at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bell held off fellow Tundra driver Matt Crafton in a two-lap shootout to the finish for his first win…

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Busch Repeats At Atlanta XFINITY Race

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Kyle Busch Wins Second Straight NASCAR XFINITY Series Race At Atlanta Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR HAMPTON, Ga. –March 5, 2017-  It took Kyle Busch 13 years to get his first NASCAR XFINITY Series victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It took him one more year to get the second. The pole winner at Atlanta for the sixth time, Busch pulled away after a restart on Lap 148 of 163 and beat Brad Keselowski to the finish line by .605 seconds to score his second straight victory at the 1.54-mile track in…

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Harvick Saves His Best For Last For Atlanta Pole Run

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With Stellar Final Lap, Kevin Harvick Wins Atlanta Pole Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR HAMPTON, Ga. –March 4, 2017-  Kevin Harvick saved his best lap for the best possible moment on Friday afternoon, putting his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford on the pole for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX). In the third and final round of knockout qualifying for the second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season, Harvick toured the 1.54-mile track in 29.118 seconds (190.398 mph) to…

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Kurt Busch Pilots SHR To Daytona Victory

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Patient Kurt Busch Wins Wild Daytona 500—Without looking back Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: DICK AYERS RACERSGUIDE.COM & GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 27, 2017-  His car damaged in a wreck on the backstretch and held together with tape, Kurt Busch grabbed the lead on the final lap of the 59th Daytona 500 on Sunday and took the checkered flag in the Great American Race as a capstone to a checkered career that has trended upward since Busch joined Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014. In a race that featured the first test of…

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Reed Repeats For Daytona XFINITY Glory

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Ryan Reed Gets Second NASCAR XFINITY Win Where He Got The First--Daytona Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – February 26, 2017- For Ryan Reed, there’s magic in the air at the Birthplace of Speed. Reed went to Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway in February 2015 and hadn’t won since—until Saturday night, when he held off Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran Kasey Kahne in overtime to claim victory in the Powershares QQQ 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener. With the race going four laps past its scheduled…

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Hirschman Captures Richie Evans 100 Victory

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Preece Takes World Series Modified Title at New Smyrna Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR HOME TRACKS MEDIA Photos By: JIM DUPONT / NASCAR PHOTO   NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Matt Hirschman used a late race move to score the win in Friday’s Richie Evans Memorial 100 for the Tour-Type Modifieds at New Smyrna Speedway. Hirschman took the point from race leader Ron Silk on the final restart with just 12 laps to go, but it wasn’t over from there. Silk charged back to the bumper and chased Hirschman’s No. 60 all the way around to the checkered flag.…

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Friday Daytona Notebook

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Renewals of Logano, Gordon, Shell/Pennzoil ensure stability at Team Penske Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 25, 2017- In a sport whose landscape is constantly changing with movement among drivers, crew chiefs and sponsors, the watchword at Team Penske is “status quo.” The Roger Penske-owned organization went a long way toward ensuring its long-term stability by signing seven-year extensions with driver Joey Logano, crew chief Todd Gordon and sponsor Shell/Pennzoil, all of whom will remain integral parts of the No. 22 Ford’s effort well into the next decade. “We…

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Grala Becomes Youngest Daytona Winner

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Kaz Grala Avoids Last-Lap Melee To Become Youngest Daytona Winner Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 25, 2017- In the space of 100 laps, Kaz Grala went from youngest NASCAR national series pole winner at Daytona International Speedway to youngest NASCAR national series race winner at Daytona. What happened between the first green flag and the checkers, however, could fill volumes. Miraculously, Grala slipped through a wild wreck on the backstretch on the final lap of Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 to win the first NASCAR Camping World…

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Elliott & Hamlin Take Duel Victories

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Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin Win Action-Filled Can-Am Duel Qualifying Races Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE ERVICE Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 24, 2017- Daytona 500 pole winner Chase Elliott put an exclamation on his qualifying effort with a victory in Thursday night’s first Can-Am Duel at Daytona International Speedway. Elliott passed second-place starter Brad Keselowski for the lead on Lap 37 and held it the rest of the way—through a wreck that altered the positions of the two Open Team drivers trying to race their way into the field for the 59th running of…

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Thursday Daytona Notebook

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Denny Hamlin, FedEx Sign Extensions with Joe Gibbs Racing Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 24, 2017- Denny Hamlin has signed an extension to drive the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with FedEx continuing as his sponsor, the team announced at a press conference on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. “Obviously, we’ve had a great relationship over the 12 years of my career,” Hamlin said of his association with FedEx, which began with his debut race at Kansas Speedway in October 2005. “To do it with one team and…

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Daytona 500 Media Day Notebook

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FORD DRIVERS EMPLOY 'ISLAND HOPPING' STRATEGY Story By: REID SPENCCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 23, 2017-  Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski went island hopping last Sunday. If that sounds like a Caribbean vacation, or a way for the Team Penske teammates to relieve the accumulating stress from pressure-packed Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway, guess again. Island hopping is the way Keselowski got to the front in Sunday’s rain-delayed Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona. It’s the way Logano ultimately won the race. And it’s the way the Ford drivers hope…

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway To Receive $10,000 Capital Improvement Grant From NASCAR

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Projects To Be Completed With Help From Sanctioning Body Story By: JUSTIN ST. LOUIS / DEVILS BOWL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – February 21, 2017- Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway already has its first “win” in the 2017 stock car racing season.  An announcement was made on Saturday, February 18, during a conference at The Plaza Hotel in Daytona Beach, Fla., that the Rutland County facility has been awarded a $10,000 grant from NASCAR for capital improvements and facility upgrades. Devil’s Bowl Speedway enters its 51st season of stock car racing in 2017 and its…

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Earnhardt Jr. Pursues His Passion To Race

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

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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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