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Coby Leads Whelen Tour Points Over Solomito Leaving Waterford Speedbowl

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Defending Series Champion Hold Slim Advantage After 3 Events Story By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR MEDIA     Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM WATERFORD, Conn. - May 18, 2016- Defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby may not have scored a top-five finish in Saturday’s New England Cycle Center 161 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl, but his eighth place finish was enough to keep him on top of the point standings leaving the Shoreline oval. Coby, driver of the No. 2 Dunleavy Truck and Trailer Repair/A&J Romano Construction LFR Chassis modified, holds an eight point lead over Timmy Solomito. Coby scored…

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Sunday Dover Notebook

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Despite third-place run, Elliott wants more Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DOVER, DE- May 16, 2016-  Chase Elliott needs to do a better job. Not of driving a race car, mind you. He needs to do a better job of enjoying his own accomplishments. When he arrived in the media center after finishing a career-best third in Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, Elliott seemed almost disappointed. After all, the Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate hadn’t converted his first real opportunity to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.…

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Kenseth Has a Monster Day at Dover

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Kenseth Holds Off Larson to Win Thriller at Dover Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: PETE MacDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM DOVER, DE- May 16, 2016-  Matt Kenseth’s luck took a turn for the better, after Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet took a turn that wrecked half the field in Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway. In a thrilling 35-lap run to the finish that featured Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott in hot pursuit of Kenseth – and of each other – Kenseth manhandled a loose race car to the stripe, arriving .187 seconds…

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Smooth as Silk Wins Waterford WMT Event

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Silk Ends NASCAR Modified Drought Story By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR MEDIA     Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM WATERFORD, CT- May 15, 2016- Ron Silk powered past polesitter Eric Goodale one-third of the way through the New England Cycle Center 161 Saturday at New London-Waterford Speedbowl and never looked back. Silk, of Norwalk, Conn., held off the field down the stretch to record his 10th career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory. It was his first at the Speedbowl, and it came in just his third race with new car owner Danny Watts Jr. and the No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials…

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Erik Jones Dashes to Dover Victory

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Erik Jones Dashes to Second XFINITY Series Win Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: PETE MacDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM DOVER, DE- May 15, 2016-  NASCAR’s new Dash 4 Cash format agrees with Erik Jones – even when his No. 20 Toyota is running on older tires. Despite staying out on used rubber for a restart with five laps left in Saturday’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200 at Dover International Speedway, Jones pulled away to beat runner-up Darrell Wallace Jr. to the finish line by 1.434 seconds. The victory was Jones second of the year, both on concrete tracks…

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Saturday Dover NASCAR Notebook

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Truex hopes homecoming at Dover brings a change of luck Story By:REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE                                                                                                                                              Photos By:GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DOVER, DE- May 15, 2016- After last Saturday night in Kansas, Martin Truex Jr. needed a home game, and Dover International Speedway – the site of Sunday's AAA 400 Drive for Autism (1 p.m. ET on FS1) – is the closest NASCAR track to his native New Jersey. “It’s always good to come here,” Truex said. “It’s my home track. I love coming up to this race track for a lot of reasons. Of course, being close to home…

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Kyle Busch Strikes Down Kansas Jinx

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Kyle Busch Breaks Jinx with Sprint Cup Win at Kansas Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR KANSAS CITY, KS- May 8, 2016- Kyle Busch finally overcame his gremlins at Kansas Speedway in a race that left Martin Truex Jr. overcome with frustration. On Saturday night—in stark contrast to many of his prior misadventures at the 1.5-mile track—Busch waited until after the Go Bowling 400 to destroy his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, a feat he accomplished during his celebratory burnout. Busch took the lead for good on Lap 231 of 267 after…

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Tomaino set for Milestone 600th Start

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Tomaino At 600: By His Peers, Modified Racers Past And Present Weigh In On The Milestone Story By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / MEDIA     Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM   DAYTONA BEACH, FL- May 8, 2016- Next weekend in Connecticut a long-time short-track racer will achieve a milestone previously only accomplished at the pinnacle of the sport, and is unlikely to be matched in the regional ranks. Jamie Tomaino is set to make his 600th NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour start on Saturday, May 14 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl in the New England Cycle Center 161. The 59-year-old from Howell, New Jersey, will…

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Jones Capitalizes on Late Restart for XFINITY Win at Bristol

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Erik Jones Takes Lead from Kyle Larson to Win Saturday's Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR BRISTOL, TN- April 17, 2016- Erik Jones’ third NASCAR XFINITY Series victory was a real triple play. In the series’ new Dash 4 Cash format featuring two heat races and a main event, Jones took advantage of a restart with three laps left in Saturday’s Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 and 1) won the race, 2) earned the $100,000 dash for cash bonus and 3) stopped Joe Gibbs Racing teammate and race runner-up…

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Saturday Bristol Notebook

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Denny Hamlin, Danica Patrick tangle in Saturday practice; Improved qualifying boosts Allmendinger; Kyle Busch runs well in practice Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR BRISTOL, TN- April 16, 2016- Danica Patrick and Denny Hamlin had had their differences in the past, but what happened in Saturday morning’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway had nothing to do with old grudges. Nevertheless, contact between their two cars bent the sheet metal on both vehicles, Hamlin’s on the right front and Patrick’s on the left rear. Patrick, on new tires,…

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Carl Edwards Grabs P1 for Bristol

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Strong final-round run nets Bristol pole for Edwards Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR BRISTOL, TN- April 16, 2016- When Carl Edwards wins the pole at Bristol, good things happen – for Edwards. So forgive the driver of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing if he feels optimistic about Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway (1 p.m. ET on FOX), the eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season. With the only sub-15-second lap in the money round of Friday’s knockout qualifying at the .533-mile short track, Edwards won…

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NASCAR Wire: Friday Bristol Notebook

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Kyle Busch looking for record third straight weekend sweep Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR BRISTOL, TN- April 16, 2016- Kyle Busch likes his chances. Last week at Texas Motor Speedway, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion swept the XFINITY Series and Cup races — a week after winning both the Camping World Truck Series and Cup races at Martinsville Speedway. Busch and Harry Gant are the only drivers to have swept consecutive NASCAR weekends, a feat Gant accomplished in 1991 at Richmond and Dover. No driver has ever swept three…

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Bristol Motor Speedway Weekend Preview

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Logano's mindset no different as he looks for first win Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR BRISTOL, TN- April 15, 2016- Triumphant in last year's Daytona 500, Joey Logano partook in his signature celebration. He climbed on the door of his yellow and red No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford and ecstatically pumped his steering wheel in the air with his left hand as he was pelted with champagne and confetti following the biggest win of his career. Logano would go on to repeat this ceremonial process five more times in 2015 when…

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Santos set to Sizzle at Stafford Speedway

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Bobby Santos, III Looking to Get Back to Winning Ways in 45th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler® at Stafford Speedway Story By: SCOTT RUNNING / STAFFORD SPEEDWAY MEDIA     Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT- April 13, 2016- Between the 2010 and 2014 seasons on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Bobby Santos, III was the driver to beat when it came to racing at Stafford Speedway. In the 20 NWMT races held during that time period, Santos won 6 times, including 3 NAPA Spring Sizzlers® and he won 9 pole positions. Enter the 2015 season and Santos and the…

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Whelen Southern Modifieds News & Notes: Caraway

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Brunnhoelzl Enters Dogwood 150 Red Hot After Back-To-Back Wins Story By: TIM SOUTHERS / NASCAR MEDIA     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR   DAYTONA BEACH, FL- April 13, 2016- George Brunnhoelzl III hopes to pick up one more win before the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour’s annual Spring Break. The friendly confines of Caraway Speedway may provide the perfect recipe. Brunnhoelzl, who already owns the Caraway record for most tour wins with 12, heads to the .455-mile track for the Dogwood 150 on a two-race win streak. The four-time tour champion has used wins at Concord and South Boston Speedways…

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Solomito Claims First NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Victory in Thompson Icebreaker

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Out Drives Ryan Preece for Icebreaker 150 Triumph at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Story By: THERESA CONDICT / TSMP MEDIA     Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO and MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT- April 11, 2016- Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park hosted its 131st Whelen Modified Tour Event on Sunday, April 10th capping off an action packed weekend in the 2016 Icebreaker and kicking off the tour’s season schedule with a first time winner in victory lane. Timmy Solomito was crowned the champion of the Icebreaker 150 after benefiting from a great pit stop that helped him earn the lead in the second…

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It’s Busch Again at Texas

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Kyle Busch sweeps second straight NASCAR weekend with Sprint Cup win at Texas Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR FORT WORTH, TX- April 10, 2016- Opportunistic Kyle Busch sped away from the rest of the field after a restart with 33 laps left in Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and collected his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. What’s more, Busch won his fourth straight NASCAR national series race, having swept last week’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup events at Martinsville and having…

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Brunnhoelzl Scores Second Straight Win

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Four-time Champion Stays Hot With Another Win At South Boston Story By: TIM SOUTHERS / NASCAR MEDIA     Photo By: GRANT HALVERSON / NASCAR SOUTH BOSTON, VA- April 10, 2016- It didn’t take a late-race pass like last week to get the win, but George Brunnhoelzl III had to work hard to score his second straight NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour triumph. Brunnhoelzl passed Andy Seuss on Lap 125 to regain the lead and held off Burt Myers to win the South Boston 150 at South Boston Speedway on Saturday. The victory was the 27th of his storied career and he…

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‘Rowdy’ Tames Texas for XFINITY Series Win

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Kyle Busch wins record eighth XFINITY Series race at Texas Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR FORT WORTH, TX- April 9, 2016- Kyle Busch broke his NASCAR XFINITY Series “losing streak” on Friday night and in the process moved into rarefied air in the Lone Star State. With a dominating victory from the pole in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, Busch won for the fourth time in five XFINITY starts this year. His only loss in that stretch was a second-place run after a late blown tire robbed…

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Edwards Quickest in Texas Qualifying

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Carl Edwards streaks to pole position at Texas Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR FORT WORTH, TX- April 9, 2016- Carl Edwards didn’t run a perfect lap in Friday’s final round of knockout qualifying, but he had plenty of car to compensate. “I made a little mistake, and I thought that was going to cost us,” said Edwards, who earned the top starting spot for Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500 (on FOX at 7:30 p.m. ET) at Texas Motor Speedway with a lap at 194.609 mph. “Fortunately, our car is very fast.…

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New England Racing Season Takes Off at Thompson Icebreaker

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The 42nd Annual Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Heralds in the New England Racing Season Story By: THERESA CONDICT / TSMP MEDIA     Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT- April 7, 2016- This week’s early spring snow makes the name of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s (TSMP) season-opening event more appropriate than ever this year. The 42nd Annual Icebreaker on April 9th-10th will bring the racing season into full swing as twelve divisions of racing take to the track over two action-packed days, headlined by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT). Defending NWMT champion, Doug Coby and the No.…

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Whelen Modified Tour News & Notes: Thompson

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Whelan Modified Tour 2016 Championship: Take Coby or the Field? Story By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR MEDIA     Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM   DAYTONA BEACH, FL- April 6, 2016-  Doug Coby has captured three of the last four NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championships. During that period has won one out of every four races. When laying out the odds for 2016 championship contenders, his dominance begs the question: Do you take Coby or the field? Ryan Preece has been Coby’s chief competitor during that run. He won the 2012 title and was runner-up to Coby the other three seasons.…

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Thompson Icebreaker 150 Kicks Off WMT Campaign

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Thompson Starts New England Racing Season With 42nd Annual Icebreaker Story By: THERESA CONDICT / THOMPSON MOTORSPORTS PARK MEDIA     Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT- April 5, 2016- The winter is over in New England and that means one thing — it’s time for the Icebreaker. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park will open the 2016 New England racing scene this weekend, with the 42nd annual running of the historic weekend. The event has started the New England season for years and includes the start of the points championship chase for many iconic divisions across New England. As in the…

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Timmy Solomito Hoping for Stafford Speedway Success in Spring Sizzler

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Solomito Ready For NAPA Spring Sizzler 200 Story By: SCOTT RUNNING / STAFFORD SPEEDWAY MEDIA     Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT- April 5, 2016- After completing his second full season of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competition and his first with the #16 R.B. Enterprises/Diversified Metals team, Islip, NY native Timmy Solomito is looking forward to returning to Stafford Motor Speedway for the 45th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler®.  Solomito twice matched his career best finish of third at Stafford last year and as much as he is looking forward to coming back o the Connecticut half mile, he says…

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Seuss Ready for Back to Back South Boston Victories

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Seuss Has His Eyes Firmly On South Boston Story By: TIM SOUTHERS / NASCAR MEDIA     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR SOUTH BOSTON, VA- April 5, 2016-  When the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour schedule comes out each year, Andy Seuss circles the two South Boston Speedway races on his calendar. The defending two-time tour champion leads all current drivers with three South Boston victories, and is looking for back-to-back wins headed into the April 9 150-lap NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race. He won last fall’s stop at South Boston for his 21st career win. “I love everything about…

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Martinsville: How Sweep It Is for Kyle Busch

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Busch Completes Martinsville Sweep with Sprint Cup Victory Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR MARTINSVILLE, VA- April 4, 2016- Kyle Busch came to Martinsville Speedway this weekend with no grandfather clock trophies from the shortest and tightest of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series short tracks. He left with two clocks after completing an unprecedented Martinsville sweep in Sunday’s STP 500, and, appropriately, the first question he radioed to his crew after his celebratory burnouts dealt with telling time. “What time is it?” crowed the reigning series champion, who a day earlier had…

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Kyle Busch Breaks Martinsville Drought with Truck Race Win

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Kyle Busch, come get your clock Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR MARTINSVILLE, VA- April 3, 2016- Leading a race-high 123 of 255 laps, Kyle Busch pulled off an overtime victory in Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway and filled a major hole in his resume by securing the coveted grandfather clock that goes to the victor. “I’ve got a couple owners’ ones, but never one of my own,” said Busch, who got an excellent launch on the final restart and won the…

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Late Race Pass Pays Off for Brunnhoelzl

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Collects First So. Modified Tour Victory of 2016 At Concord Story By: TIM SOUTHERS / NASCAR MEDIA     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR   CONCORD, NC- April 3, 2016- Late race heroics paid off for George Brunnhoelzl III at North Carolina’s Concord Speedway. The 33-year-old North Babylon, New York, native joined the battle for first place with 12 laps remaining and passed Ted Christopher with three laps to go to collect his first win of the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season and his 26th career tour win. Saturday at the half-mile oval saw more passing in in the first…

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New Driver-Team Combos set for 2016 Whelen Tour Season

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Silly Season Pairings Settle In For 2016 Whelen Tour Season Story By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR MEDIA     Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM DAYTONA BEACH, FL- April 2, 2016- Each offseason brings change to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and a handful of familiar names are gearing up for the coming 2016 season with different teams. When the 32nd season of Whelen Modified Tour competition starts next weekend at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, one-fifth of the drivers in the starting lineup will be with different teams. Chase Dowling, Rowan Pennink, Woody Pitkat, Ron Silk and Todd Szegedy have all changed…

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Logano Tops the Speed Charts for Third Martinsville Pole

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Joey Logano wins third straight Martinsville pole Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR MARTINSVILLE, VA- April 2, 2016- The third time was the charm for Joey Logano. Then again, so were the first and second. The driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford dominated qualifying for Sunday’s STP 500 (1 p.m. ET on FS1), topping the speed chart in all three sessions of Friday’s knockout qualifying at Martinsville Speedway. The Coors Light Pole Award was the third straight for Logano at the .526-mile paper-clip-shaped short track, marking the first time a driver…

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Martinsville Weekend Preview

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Elliott 'Chases' First Win Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR MARTINSVILLE, VA- April 1, 2016- Chase Elliott would probably like to forget his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start. Debuting in the 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway with much fanfare, Elliott was forced to take his No. 25 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to the garage on the 74th go-around of the 500-lap race after sustaining heavy damage from two separate wrecks. His crew feverishly worked to get him back out on the track where he battled his way to a 38th-place…

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‘Showtime’ Makes WMT Return with Mystic Missile Team

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Signed, Sealed & Delivered; Blewett to Drive Mystic Missile in 2016 Story By: BRIAN DANKO / MYSTIC MOTORSPORTS MEDIA     Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM MYSTIC, CT- March 31, 2016- Legendary NASCAR Whelen modified tour car owner Bob Garbarino will be back during the 2016 season with a new driver and national sponsor as he begins his 56th season and will be teamed with another legendary family name in modified racing in Jimmy Blewett. A new sponsor, the L. S. Starrett Company of Athol, Mass. will be the primary sponsor of the potent team.   Starrett was founded in 1880 and…

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NASCAR Sprint Cut Series Takes On The Paperclip

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Short-Track Standouts Go For First Win Of 2016 Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR MARTINSVILLE, VA- March 31, 2016- As NASCAR continues its third “win and you’re in” season for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, six currently winless short-track standouts will attempt to make their first visit to Victory Lane this year in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway (1 p.m. ET on FS1) – Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards and Joey Logano. Kyle Busch has logged a top-four finish in four of five…

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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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