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Santos set for Title Chase with New Chassis

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New Car, Same Goal For Bobby Santos During 2016 Whelen Modified Tour Season Story By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR MEDIA     Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT - March 30, 2016- While 2016 may be a different season and different story for former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Bobby Santos III, the veteran driver from Franklin, Mass. still has the same goal in mind — chase another title. While Santos will behind the wheel of the same family-owned No. 44 Tinio Racing modified that he has piloted since __, he will have a brand new chassis underneath him. Santos…

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway Readies For 2016

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Regional Races Locked For Summer Schedule At New Hampshire Motor Speedway Press Release and Photo By: NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY LOUDON, NH- January 18, 2016- There will be more than 1,300 miles of racing action this summer at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with the regional series now locked in to both NASCAR weekends. Speedway officials announced today that tickets are now on sale for all races with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and American-Canadian Tour added to compliment the July and September weekends. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race has been moved…

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The Quiet Man: Terry Labonte to Enter NASCAR Hall of Fame

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Consistency, humility, skill carry Labonte to NASCAR Hall of Fame Story By: OWEN A. KEARNS / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES DAYTONA BEACH, FL- January 17, 2016- Some label Terry Labonte the NASCAR premier series’ least flamboyant champion. Perhaps it just seemed that way, when measuring Labonte alongside such colorful contemporaries as NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt and Darrell Waltrip. His calm, quiet demeanor at least partially explains why Labonte became known as “The Iceman.” The Corpus Christi, Texas driver may not have personified flash, but Labonte got the job done. Labonte won his first…

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Curtis Turner Headed to NASCAR Hall of Fame

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Larger than life Turner speeds into NASCAR Hall of Fame at full throttle Story By: OWEN A. KEARNS / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR   DAYTONA BEACH, FL- January 16, 2016- Curtis Turner lived life and stock car racing in the same manner – at full throttle. A bootlegger at age nine, the Virginia native was a self-proclaimed millionaire at 20 and made and lost several fortunes while becoming one of the greatest drivers – and most colorful characters – of NASCAR’s pioneer era. He won a lot but also wrecked just as often.…

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Rutland Regional Medical Center Returning for Hometown Heroes Night at Devil’s Bowl

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Vermont’s second-largest hospital to present popular community event Story By: JUSTIN ST. LOUIS / DEVIL'S BOWL MEDIA     Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO WEST HAVEN, VT- January 15, 2016- Devil’s Bowl Speedway is proud to announce the return of Rutland Regional Medical Center for the 2016 stock car racing season. Rutland Regional joined the Devil’s Bowl family to support the annual “Hometown Heroes Night” event at the West Haven, Vt., facility last summer, and will do the same again in the track’s upcoming landmark 50th season on Saturday, June 25. The Hometown Heroes event is a long-standing tradition at Devil’s…

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Modified Racer Jerry Cook Headed to NASCAR Hall of Fame

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Top Honor Awaits Modified Great Cook; Joins Rival Evans In The NASCAR Hall Of Fame Story By: OWEN A. KEARNS / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, FL- January 15, 2016- Jerry Cook never intended to support his family driving a modified stock car. It kind of snuck up on the young resident of Rome, N.Y. Cook, who built his first modified at the age of 13, took the wheel by happenstance, when his hired driver wrecked two of the race cars he owned. That was in 1963, well before Cook won his first…

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Bobby Isaac to Enter NASCAR Hall of Fame

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Pioneering speed demon Isaac enters NASCAR Hall of Fame Story By: OWEN A. KEARNS / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: NASCAR MEDIA DAYTONA BEACH, FL- January 14, 2016- In a different era, in which stock cars driven to and past their limits didn’t break with frequency, there’s no telling how many races or championships Bobby Isaac might have won. Isaac, the 1970 NASCAR premier series champion, won 37 of his 309 starts. But he was a DNF – did not finish – 129 times. His 49 poles rank 10th all-time, with 19 – a still-standing, single-season mark –…

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Kyle Busch completes comeback with victory, championship at Homestead

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Kyle Busch completes comeback with victory, championship at Homestead Nov. 22, 2015 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service HOMESTEAD, Fla.—Finishing off one of the most remarkable comebacks in NASCAR history—indeed, in the annals of sport—Kyle Busch won Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and, with it, his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Absent from the first 11 races of the season because of a broken right leg and left foot sustained in the NASCAR XFINITY Series opener at Daytona in February, Busch pulled away from fellow Championship Round driver Kevin Harvick after a restart with seven…

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Busch ready to cap off comeback with championship

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Busch ready to cap off comeback with championship By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – There’s no telling where a younger, less mature Kyle Busch might have been this week. For all his talent, he probably wouldn’t have been at Thursday’s Championship 4 Media Day session in preparation for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET on NBC) and his shot at a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Team owner Joe Gibbs sees the difference in his driver, who has overcome extreme adversity to put himself in position to battle defending champion Kevin Harvick, four-time champ…

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Harvick primed to defend title at Homestead

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Harvick primed to defend title at Homestead Nov. 19, 2015 By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Experience tells Kevin Harvick that there’s only one sure way to lock up his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Series title. That’s to win Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (3 p.m. ET on NBC). Experience is also why his team owner, Tony Stewart, thinks Harvick is the favorite to do just that. “I do (think he’s the favorite), mainly from the standpoint that he’d been through this scenario and through this week last year,” said Stewart at Thursday’s…

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Martin Truex Jr. embraces underdog role in Championship Round

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Martin Truex Jr. embraces underdog role in Championship Round By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—Does Martin Truex Jr. have a decent chance to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship? There aren’t many who think so. In a recent poll of 50 full-time media members and 50 denizens of the Sprint Cup garage, all asked to predict the winner of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Jeff Gordon got 40 votes, defending champion Kevin Harvick 37 and Kyle Busch 20. That left three votes for Truex, who earned his title eligibility for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost…

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Jeff Gordon wants to be more than just a sentimental favorite

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Jeff Gordon wants to be more than just a sentimental favorite Nov. 19, 2015 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—If the four men on the dais at the Diplomat Resort & Spa had been a vocal group, rather than the four Championship Round drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Jeff Gordon provided a ready name for the ensemble. “He’s the favorite,” Gordon said, pointing at reigning series champion Kevin Harvick. “We’re the sentimentals. That’s all there is.” The “we” in this case referred to Gordon, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., all of whom will…

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Buescher readies to race for XFINITY Series title

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Buescher readies to race for XFINITY Series title Nov. 18, 2015 By Jeff Olson NASCAR Wire Service Chris Buescher isn’t fond of points racing or being cautious. But when it comes to Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (2:45 p.m. ET on NBC), he might have to do a little of both. Buescher leads Chase Elliott by 18 points, Ty Dillon by 22 and Regan Smith by 24 going into the race. With such narrow margins, Buescher will try to balance caution with aggression. “You've got to be a little bit more…

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Idolizing and competing against a legend By Jimmie Johnson

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Idolizing and competing against a legend Nov. 18, 2015 By Jimmie Johnson NASCAR Wire Service I feel very fortunate to have been a fan of Jeff Gordon from the very beginning. He was somebody that I aspired to be. I watched him from his Midget and Sprint Car days all the way through, and when he hopped in that DuPont 24, it was much easier to follow him. When you look at the doors that he has opened after his success, and owners thinking that drivers don’t have to come from the South or come from stock cars,…

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The No. 24 Chevy: A great ride for Jeff Gordon and NASCAR artist Sam Bass

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] The No. 24 Chevy: A great ride for Jeff Gordon and NASCAR artist Sam Bass Nov. 17, 2015 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service If you’ve attended more than a handful of NASCAR races in your lifetime, you’ve seen the work of Sam Bass. The prolific NASCAR artist is well-known for his work on program covers for NASCAR events — and for the ornate guitars he paints as trophies and as mementos for special occasions. Bass has been the artist of record for Charlotte Motor Speedway for three decades. His most recent cover featured “Jeff’s Last Ride,” a…

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Earnhardt wins at Phoenix; Harvick, Busch, Truex join Gordon in Championship 4

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Earnhardt wins at Phoenix; Harvick, Busch, Truex join Gordon in Championship 4 Nov. 15, 2015 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service AVONDALE, Ariz. – A serendipitous sequence of pit stops and a drizzle that turned into a downpour made a winner of Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Sunday night’s Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, the start of which was delayed from day to night by rain in the afternoon. But the race that was halted by the rain 93 laps short of its scheduled distance of 312 laps was hardly the satisfying conclusion Carl…

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Jeff Gordon: ‘The Consummate Chevy Racer’ …

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Jeff Gordon: 'The Consummate Chevy Racer' ... by Jim Campbell Nov. 11, 2015 By Jim Campbell NASCAR Wire Service Jeff Gordon has been the consummate Chevy racer. He’s been a Chevy guy all the way through, and his record speaks for itself, between all the consecutive starts since 1992, the poles, the 93 wins, the championships, the Brickyard 400 championships, the Daytona 500 championships. For us, he’s a Chevy racer and champion ... and as a Chevy dealer, he's truly part of the family. It was an absolute thrill when he won at Martinsville, to know that he’s…

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Mutual respect, communication vital to Gordon championship pedigree

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Mutual respect, communication vital to Gordon championship pedigree Nov. 4, 2015 By Ray Evernham NASCAR Wire Service I don’t think you ever really know when you’re going to grow into a relationship and end up really close to a person. I think that just happens. I think, in some ways, Jeff’s and my friendship is strengthening as we go through time. But I knew from the first time I met him that I liked him and I was going to get along with him. We thought about things the same way, and he had that kind of personality,…

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NASCAR issues two-race suspension to Matt Kenseth; points penalty, fine to Danica Patrick

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] NASCAR issues two-race suspension to Matt Kenseth; points penalty, fine to Danica Patrick Nov. 3, 2015 Staff Report NASCAR Wire Service Sending a clear message that it will not tolerate any actions that alter the outcome of playoff races, NASCAR has suspended Matt Kenseth for two races, the sanctioning body announced Tuesday evening. After two-plus days of “extensive” review, NASCAR levied some of the stiffest penalties resulting from an act of on-track retaliation – in this case, Kenseth’s wreck of Joey Logano during last Sunday’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. The end result:…

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Gordon celebrates Martinsville win after Kenseth wipes out Logano

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Gordon celebrates Martinsville win after Kenseth wipes out Logano Nov. 1, 2015 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Yes, Jeff Gordon celebrated his 93rd career victory in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Yes, Gordon will compete for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Yes, there were tears of joy in Victory Lane for Gordon, who's at the tail end of his final season in the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. But Sunday’s race at Martinsville had so much more -- most notably, “Matt Kenseth’s…

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Getting to know Jeff Gordon By Kyle Larson

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Getting to know Jeff Gordon Oct. 28, 2015 By Kyle Larson NASCAR Wire Service I guess I was first aware of Jeff when I was younger, before I started racing—four, five, six years old. I just remember my parents telling me about this kid who grew up in Vallejo, California, who raced at the same sprint car tracks I had gone to as a spectator, as a kid. I remember doing car rides to races up and down the West Coast. We’d pop in a VHS tape, and my parents had recorded all the old “Thursday Night Thunder”…

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Preece Replaces Sorenson For Martinsville Sprint Cup Race

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Preece Replaces Sorenson For Martinsville Sprint Cup Race Former NASCAR Whelen Modified Champion Ryan Preece will make his second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Start this weekend driving the Mike Curb owned 98. With only 43 cars entered Preece is guaranteed to make the race and log valuable laps at the Sprint Cup level. The original entry list that came out earlier on this week had Reed Sorenson listed as the driver as the 98 which was driven to a 13th place finish last weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway by Michael Waltrip. Preece who made his NASCAR Sprint Cup…

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Kevin Harvick can thank Danica Patrick for keeping title hopes alive

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Kevin Harvick can thank Danica Patrick for keeping title hopes alive CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Lost amid the controversy that surrounded the finish of Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was the debt of gratitude Kevin Harvick owes to Danica Patrick. On Tuesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Harvick asserted he didn’t steer his No. 4 Chevrolet into the No. 6 Ford of Trevor Bayne and deliberately cause the wreck that ended the race under caution. Harvick’s detractors, among them Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman—all of whom were eliminated from the Chase at Talladega—opined otherwise after…

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NASCAR Reaches Five-Year Sanction Agreements with National Series Tracks

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] NASCAR Reaches Five-Year Sanction Agreements with National Series Tracks NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Will Visit 23 Markets in 2016; Popular ‘NASCAR Goes West’ Returns for Second Year DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2015) – NASCAR today announced agreements with 23 tracks to field NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races for the next five years. Additionally, 24 tracks will host NASCAR XFINITY Series races through 2020. NASCAR also announced its 2016 schedule for both of these national series. The schedule and actual placement of the dates within each given season’s schedule beyond 2016 will be part of the on-going discussions…

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Earnhardt classy in defeat despite Chase elimination

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Earnhardt classy in defeat despite Chase elimination Oct. 25, 2015 By Mark McCarter NASCAR Wire Service TALLADEGA, Ala. – This wasn’t the storybook finish that fans of Dale Earnhardt Jr. coveted. Earnhardt came into Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 needing a victory to advance to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. As a six-time winner at Talladega Superspeedway, it was very much within the realm of possibility and something he sensed. “Just been real nervous, feeling sick to my stomach,” said Earnhardt, describing the way he felt all weekend. With the race on the line, he…

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Hamlin eliminated from Chase after wild Talladega race

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Hamlin eliminated from Chase after wild Talladega race Oct. 25, 2015 By Mark McCarter NASCAR Wire Service TALLADEGA, Ala. – The roof came open and the bottom fell out. That was Denny Hamlin’s day in a nutshell. Hamlin was second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings coming into Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, but a disastrous 37th-place finish left him on the outside looking in as the Eliminator Round begins with eight surviving drivers. The No. 11 FedEx Toyota suffered a fluky mechanical issue early, then was victimized on a last-lap restart when he was caught up…

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Logano wins at Talladega, knocks Earnhardt out of Chase

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Logano wins at Talladega, knocks Earnhardt out of Chase By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service TALLADEGA, Ala. – Through no fault of his own, Joey Logano may have achieved the most unpopular sweep in NASCAR history on Sunday afternoon. Why? Because his victory in the CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway knocked Dale Earnhardt Jr. out of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup—by a matter of inches. When NASCAR threw the third caution of the race moments after the first bona fide attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag restart on Lap 195—with Kevin Harvick’s engine turning sour and cars wrecking…

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Engines Revved For 2015 NASCAR Drive For Diversity Combine

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Engines Revved For 2015 NASCAR Drive For Diversity Combine NASCAR, Rev Racing Assess Top Multicultural and Female Drivers for Class of 2016 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 7, 2015) – Twenty-three drivers have three days to compete for a spot in the motorsport industry’s top driver development program, NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D), set to commence at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., Oct. 19-21, 2015. Now in its 12th year, the annual Combine invites promising ethnically diverse and female drivers, ages 14 to 26, from across North America to test their skills over a three-day period in order to…

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LFR Chassis Earns Their First NWMT Manufacturers Championship

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] LFR Chassis Earns Their First NWMT Manufacturers Championship MOORESVILLE, N.C. – With a victory at the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s (NWMT) final race at Thompson Speedway this past weekend, Doug Coby, driving for Mike Smeriglio Racing, not only earned his third championship in the past four years but also secured LFR Chassis its first series championship in the company’s first full season of modified racing. 2015 was Coby’s first year running an LFR Chassis modified, during which he secured seven wins, earned six poles and led 830 laps in 15 points races. “We knew going into this season…

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Kurt Busch Back With Stewart-Haas Racing With Backing From Monster Energy

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Kurt Busch Back With Stewart-Haas Racing With Backing From Monster Energy Monster Energy To Serve as Co-Primary Sponsor with Haas Automation of No. 41 Team Monster Energy is moving to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series while Kurt Busch is staying at Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR). The energy drink manufacturer has teamed with Busch in a multiyear agreement that will see Monster Energy co-sponsor him and the No. 41 Chevrolet SS with Haas Automation, the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America. Busch, the 2004 Sprint Cup champion and owner of 27 career victories, will debut this new sponsorship…

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Coby Enters History Books With Repeat Whelen Modified Tour Title

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Coby Enters History Books With Repeat Whelen Modified Tour Title The 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Series concluded its most competitive championship battle to date at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on October 18th to close out the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing weekend presented by XtraMart. The Sunoco World Series 150 began with the tightest championship battle in series history with three drivers within four points of winning the title and even a little early snowfall for spice right before the green flag waved. Doug Coby and Ryan Preece entered the season finale event in a tie for…

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Jason Myers Grabs Win, Brown Takes Title at Bowman Gray

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Jason Myers Grabs Win, Brown Takes Title at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Jason Myers of Walnut Cove had almost the perfect end to his 2015 season at Bowman Gray Stadium. Almost. Myers qualified on the pole for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series and led the way to win the Carolina Farm Credit 150 on Saturday. When season-ending awards were tallied, Myers had the fastest lap of the season, the most poles, the most wins, the most laps led, and the most positions gained. But the big one, the 2015 season championship, belonged to Tim…

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Championships Decided this Saturday at Bowman Gray

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Championships Decided this Saturday at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The 2015 season has been a year of ups and downs for competitors at Bowman Gray Stadium. And one week after the Madhouse celebrated its 1000th event, the season is set to conclude with one final night of action-packed racing. Burt Myers of Walnut Cove has every intention of turning on the aggression this Saturday night. He started off the season with back-to-back wins in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series and seemed in a promising position to take the championship midway through the season. He…

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Coby Recovers From Penalty For Third Consecutive Thompson Win

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"]  Coby Recovers From Penalty For Third Consecutive Thompson Win It was round three for the NASCAR Whelen Modifed Tour at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Wednesday, August 12th as the tour made its penultimate appearance of 2015 at the historic venue for the Bud “King of Beers” 150, the tenth race in the fifteen-race season for the tour. Defending series champion Doug Coby was riding a wave of momentum into the race with wins in the first two events at the track this season. Points leader Ryan Preece, who claimed his first win at Thompson in the series…

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Racing Legends Honor 1000th Event at Bowman Gray

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Racing Legends Honor 1000th Event at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) This Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium will be a momentous event 67 years in the making: The Madhouse hosts its 1000th event of NASCAR racing action. Two of the men who started NASCAR, Bill France Sr. and Alvin Hawkins, had a vision of a regular weekly racing showcase to build up a fan base for the sport. And on May 18, 1949, they followed through by holding the first ever NASCAR race at Bowman Gray Stadium. As NASCAR’s first and longest running weekly track, the…

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Points Battles Rage On at Bowman Gray

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Points Battles Rage On at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) There was a lot to watch during this weekend’s racing action at Bowman Gray Stadium. The Myers brothers clashed with Danny Bohn. Jason Myers grabbed his fifth win, while Bohn won twice over the weekend. But while these storylines were catching everyone’s attention, Tim Brown of Tobaccoville was silently padding his points lead in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. Brown finished third and fifth, slightly better than the second and eighth place finishes from Burt Myers of Walnut Cove. The night’s performance added two precious…

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Bohn Continues Streak; Wins 199 at Bowman Gray

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Bohn Continues Streak; Wins 199 at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Danny Bohn may have taken some time away to focus on his career, but he still remembers how to get around Bowman Gray Stadium – and how to find his way to Winner’s Circle. After grabbing the checkered on Friday night at the Stadium, Bohn returned on Saturday to try his hand in the Strutmasters.com 199 for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. Bohn had taken the checkered in last year’s 199-lapper at Bowman Gray and was eager to repeat his success. Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT…

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Myers and Smith Grab Wins at Bowman Gray

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Myers and Smith Grab Wins at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Saturday night brought a chance for redemption for Jason Myers at Bowman Gray Stadium. And it was an opportunity he didn’t let go to waste. Myers, a resident of Walnut Cove, took the checkered in the first 50-lapper for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series on Saturday. He qualified second but started on the pole after the top six qualifiers drew for starting position. Starting on the outside row beside him was Chris Fleming of Mount Airy. It was a situation reminiscent of one week earlier –…

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Myers Breaks Winless Streak at Bowman Gray

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Myers Breaks Winless Streak at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) “I want to win every week - and I’ve always said that if I can’t win I want to chase my little brother,” said Burt Myers. “But I’ve been getting tired of chasing my little brother.” Burt Myers of Walnut Cove remedied that situation on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium, breaking his winless streak in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. 2015 started off on a strong note for Myers with two victories coming in the first two races of the season. But then Myers’s performance started suffering,…

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Jason Myers, Danny Bohn Grab Wins at Bowman Gray

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Jason Myers, Danny Bohn Grab Wins at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) “To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best,” said Jason Myers of Walnut Cove. “And we may not be the best next week, but I feel like we were the best tonight.” Myers qualified on the pole for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series and grabbed the victory in the first race in dominant fashion. It was his second win, but most impressively it was his fourth pole of the season – twice more than any other competitor. His qualifying performance is what Myers…

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Brown Gets Points Boost at Bowman Gray

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Brown Gets Points Boost at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Tim Brown of Tobaccoville made history over the weekend, breaking the record for most all-time Modified wins at the Madhouse. And now, his points total is seeing the benefit. Brown started off the season with a new chassis and high hopes. However, his first few weeks were what the nine-time champ would consider mediocre. Brown acknowledged that the first part of his season would be a struggle as he figured out the adjustments that needed to be made to dial in his new ride. Apparently, Brown and his…

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Young Talent Gets Ready at Bowman Gray

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Young Talent Gets Ready at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Wednesday was a day for NASCAR’s up and coming talent to prepare as best as they could for the Madhouse. The K&N Pro Series East had a test day as the teams adjusted their cars for this Saturday’s NASCAR Hall of Fame 150. The touring series is full of young drivers being groomed for potential higher levels of NASCAR racing, and Saturday will be the first time that many of the competitors have ever raced around a tight quarter-mile. Drivers hail from all over – from Massachusetts to…

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Double Points Night Shakes Rankings at Bowman Gray

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Double Points Night Shakes Rankings at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Double Points Night. It just takes those three words to get the blood pressure pumping for competitors at Bowman Gray Stadium. Twice as many points on the line means twice the chance for a contender to jump into the lead, twice the effort that the current leaders are giving to stay on top, and twice the impact that a little ill-timed bad luck can have on your season. In the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem ran into some mechanical problems at the worst…

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Myers Continues Streak at Bowman Gray

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Myers Continues Streak at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Being competitive at Bowman Gray Stadium takes guts, skill at the wheel, and a lot of hard work in the garage. And of course, a little luck never hurts. Such was the case for Burt Myers of Walnut Cove at the Stadium on Saturday. Myers claimed the checkered in the Kevin Powell Motorsports 100 after being slightly off in qualifying but then getting a lucky draw for position. The top four qualifiers for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series had the option to start in the rear and take…

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Brother Against Brother at Bowman Gray

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Brother Against Brother at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Before the green flag waved, Burt Myers seemed to have the odds stacked against him. But when the checkered fell, Myers walked away with the trophy. In qualifying for the Hayes Jewelers 200, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove was fourth fastest. His younger brother, Jason Myers of Walnut Cove, clinched the pole with a blistering lap. Tim Brown of Tobaccoville jumped behind the wheel of a new car and turned the second-fastest lap. Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem was third-fastest, piloting the powerful car that used to belong to Tim…

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Hometown Win Perfect For Pitkat; Stafford Driver Claims Whelen Modified Spring Sizzler Victory

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Hometown Win Perfect For Pitkat Stafford Driver Claims Whelen Modified Spring Sizzler Victory STAFFORD, Conn. -- Woody Pitkat completed a picture perfect homecoming Sunday afternoon. The 35-year-old Stafford, Connecticut, driver powered to the victory in the NAPA Spring Sizzler 200, the traditional season-opening event for Stafford Motor Speedway. In the process, the driver of the No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet became the first hometown driver to win the prestigious NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event. It was Pitkat's third career tour win. He scored his first career win last year in the August event at Stafford before following it…

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Kurt Busch dominates to win postponed race at Richmond, seals Chase berth

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Kurt Busch dominates to win postponed race at Richmond, seals Chase berth April 26, 2015 By Chris Knight NASCAR Wire Service RICHMOND, Va. – Suspension to redemption. After being suspended for three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races earlier this season after an alleged domestic violence incident, Kurt Busch won Sunday’s postponed Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway in a dominating performance, virtually locking up a spot in this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. “It’s an incredible feeling,” said Busch, who was reinstated March 11 and granted a waiver into the Chase. “It’s a total team effort. And…

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What Happened To Racers?

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What happened to racers? By: Pete MacDonald As I stood in the infield of Bridgeport Speedway on Sunday looking at Twitter on my phone and saw that Erik Jones was replacing Denny Hamlin because Denny was complaining of neck spasms, I thought to myself, When did race car drivers turn into such babies? What happened to the days when guys like Dale Earnhardt were called "One Tough Customer" after Earnhardt and Tim Richmond tangled in turn one at Pocono leaving Earnhardt with a broken leg only to tell people to keep it quiet so he can race the next week.…

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67th Season Begins at Bowman Gray

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67th Season Begins at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) On Saturday, April 25, the roaring engines will once again be heard at Bowman Gray Stadium. The historic quarter-mile track kicks off its 67th season – and 2015 is shaping up to be a year that won’t disappoint. The Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series doesn’t waste time, starting 2015 off with the Hayes Jewelers 200 – the longest and most prestigious race of the season. Farm Bureau Insurance brings you the 2015 Sportsman Series, which races in a 40-lapper on Opening Night. And, of course, April 25th will end…

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Icebreaker, to begin 75th Season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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Icebreaker, to begin 75th Season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (Thompson, CT) - The 41st Annual Icebreaker on April 11th and 12th will mark the beginning of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s 75th season. Originally opened in 1940, the track has remained under the ownership of the Hoenig family throughout its operation. To commemorate this significant anniversary, this year’s Icebreaker will feature some special activities and events for fans throughout the weekend. The event will be headlined by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT), which is celebrating its 30th season this year. Defending NWMT champion, Doug Coby and the No. 2…

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