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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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Eric Goodale Set To Tackle Whelen Modified Tour

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The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will have their season opener next weekend at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the Icebreaker.  Eric Goodale will be returning to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour this season. Goodale is off to a good start in 2015. He got a win down at New Smyrna Speedway during Speedweeks in February.  The team got a new Troyer TA2 Chassis and got good notes for the car during Speedweeks. " It was a pretty successful Speedweeks for Goodie Motorsports. Would of liked to win the Richie(Richie Evans Memorial) race but just wasn't in our cards this year."…

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Sunday Auto Club Speedway Notebook

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By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Promising starts end badly for Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth FONTANA, Calif.—At the track closest to Toyota Racing Development’s headquarters in Costa Mesa, Toyota drivers Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin had their most promising runs of the season—until the promises were broken, that is. In Kenseth’s case, it was a broken axle. After NASCAR called a caution on Lap 185 of a scheduled 200, Kenseth pitted from the lead for fuel and tires. But the rear axle broke as he was leaving his pit, dropping Kenseth to a 31st-place finish that belied the strength of…

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Four-tire call propels Brad Keselowski to surprise victory at Fontana

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Four-tire call propels Brad Keselowski to surprise victory at Fontana By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service FONTANA, Calif.—After Sunday’s Auto Club 400, there may be a warrant issued for Brad Keselowski. After all, the driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford committed his own version of “Grand Theft Auto” at Auto Club Speedway—he stole an entire race. Benefitting from a four-tire call on the last lap of regulation and two opportune cautions that extended the event nine laps beyond its scheduled distance, Keselowski passed polesitter Kurt Busch on the final lap (209) and pulled away to win his first…

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NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Auto Club Speedway

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NASCAR National Series News & Notes - Auto Club Speedway NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES   Freaky Fast Jimmy John’s isn’t kidding. Kevin Harvick is fast. Freaky fast. After back-to-back wins at Las Vegas and Phoenix, the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion has reeled off seven consecutive top-two finishes since his runner-up showing at Texas on Nov. 2, 2014, including four victories. His streak is the longest since “The King” himself, Richard Petty, pulled off 11 consecutive top twos in 1975. History helps paint the picture of Harvick’s dominance, but his loop statistics do an even better job of showing just…

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Stafford Motor Speedway Preview: Geoff Boisjoile

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Stafford Motor Speedway Preview: Geoff Boisjoile By: Matthew Wiernasz Geoff Boisjoile out of Easthampton, MA will make a return to the SK Light division this season at Stafford Motor Speedway. Boisjoile is unsure if he will run the full season at Stafford Motor Speedway. He is hoping to run the full season at Stafford Motor Speedway. It will all depend on how the budget is. He may run the Lite Modified race on Icebreaker weekend at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and see how things go from there. Boisjoile would like to get some wins this season as he has come…

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Kurt Busch: From Suspension To Redemption In One Week’s Time

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Kurt Busch: From Suspension To Redemption In One Week's Time - By: Pete MacDonald Exactly seven days ago from right now, Kurt Busch was still on an indefinite suspension by NASCAR and in their "road to recovery" program, due to the allegations of domestic abuse towards his now ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. Kurt would be reinstated for competition last Wednesday, but is on probation for the remainder of the season and will continue to participate in a treatment program where full compliance with any judicial requirements that are placed upon him. For the first time since joining Stewart-Haas Racing, Busch's nickname…

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Stafford Motor Speedway Preview: Frank L’ Etoile Jr.

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By: Matthew Wiernasz Frank L'Etoile, JR will return to defend his tittle in the DARE Stock Division at Stafford Motor Speedway this season. L'Etoile, JR got 2 wins last season and would win the championship by 34 points over runner up Johnny Walker.  L'Etoile, JR will also head to the Kart Track at Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York and run in the Flathead mod division.  He finished second in the points in his rookie season at the Kart Track at Levanon Valley Speedway and is hoping to be a championship contender at both Stafford Motor Speedway and Lebanon Valley…

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Wreck drops Earnhardt to last-place finish

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Wreck drops Earnhardt to last-place finish   By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service   AVONDALE, Ariz.—Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s streak of top-four finishes ended with a loud bang as his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet clobbered the Turn 2 wall 180 laps into Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.   Earnhardt’s misfortune was the result of a blown right rear tire, which supplier Goodyear later attributed to a melted bead, the edge of the tire that sits on the wheel, but Earnhardt thought he had worn out the right rear because his car was extremely…

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Kevin Harvick rides dominant No. 4 Chevrolet to fourth straight Phoenix win

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Kevin Harvick rides dominant No. 4 Chevrolet to fourth straight Phoenix win   March 15, 2015   By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service   AVONDALE, Ariz.—Yes, the best car won Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway — but one-man juggernaut Kevin Harvick had to hold off charging Jamie McMurray on the final restart with 12 laps left to notch his fourth straight victory at the one-mile track.   The box score will show that the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champ led 224 of 312 laps, but McMurray took his best shot on the Lap 301 restart, driving hard…

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Goodale Earns First Victory At Caraway; Wins Whelen Southern Modified Tour Opener

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SOPHIA, N.C. – Eric Goodale started his season off hot, winning the season opening Spring Classic 150 at Caraway Speedway on Sunday. The 29-year-old Riverhead, New York, driver became the second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver to win the season-opening NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race. Goodale was able to pass Jason Myers on Lap 124 on a restart and led the final 26 laps to earn his first career win on the southern tour. He started eighth in his No. 58 GAF Roofing/Supreme Skylights Chevrolet. Myers held on for second. Prior to Goodale's win, Whelen Modified Tour regular Ted Christopher…

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STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY PREVIEW: CORY CASAGRANDE

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By Matthew Wiernasz Stafford Springs, CT- Cory Casagrande will return to the Late Model division at Stafford Motor Speedway this season to run for the championship.  Casagrande's brother Kyle will also race in the Late Model division. " I believe both my brother and I will be contenders when it comes down to it at the end of the year." Casagrande Said Adam Gray has won back to back Late Model championships the last two seasons.  Woody Pitkat and Ryan Posocco also won championships in the Late Model division at Stafford in the past. " I feel like every couple…

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Joey Logano is class of the field in XFINITY win at Phoenix

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Joey Logano is class of the field in XFINITY win at Phoenix   March 14, 2014   By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service   AVONDALE, Ariz.—Joey Logano summed up his dominating victory in one word.   “Finally!” Logano exclaimed after taking the checkered flag in Saturday’s Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.   Logano had reason to be frustrated. He had finished second in his last four XFINITY Series starts, the last three after winning the pole. And the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford hadn’t been to Victory Lane in…

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Whelen Modified Anniversary Logo Unveiled

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Whelen Modified Anniversary Logo Unveiled;New Official Mark Will Commemorate 30th Anniversary In 2015 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR formally unveiled today a commemorative 30th anniversary season logo for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. The new logo will become the official mark of the tour for the 2015 season. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 30th anniversary logo will be used in all facets related to the tour in 2015. The specially-designed logo consists of the tour’s unique base design with the famed modified car with the addition of a footer block that reads "30th Anniversary." NASCAR began sanctioning races in 1948…

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Jeremy Lavoie Moving Up to Limited Late Models at Stafford Speedway

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---After taking a year away from racing, Windsor Locks native Jeremy Lavoie is ready to get back in the saddle at Stafford Speedway.  Lavoie got started in the DARE Stock division 2012 and in 2013 he won 4 races and challenged for the championship.  The 2015 season will see Lavoie move up to the Limited Late Model division and challenge for R.A.D. Automachine / T/A Engines Rookie of the Year honors. “I’m excited to get back in the car,” said Lavoie.  “I’m a little nervous, but I’m sure that will all go away once I get strapped in. …

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Veteran Jeff Baral Looking for Win in Return to SK Modified® Competition at Stafford Motor Speedway

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---When a driver makes a return to racing after taking some time away, the driver can either pick back up where they left off, or they can experience some growing pains.  For Plantsville native Jeff Baral, he is hoping for the former.  Baral will make his return to the SK Modified® division after sitting out the 2012, 2013, and 2014 seasons and he is looking to put his familiar #18 back in NAPA Victory Lane. “I’ve always wanted to be racing but I have two little daughters that I was trying to spend time with,” said Baral.  “They’re…

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Anthony Ryan, Jr. Ready to Join the SPAFCO SK Modified® Rookie Class at Stafford Speedway

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---After finishing fourth in points during his first full season of Late Model competition at Waterford in 2014, Ridgefield native Anthony Ryan, Jr. will join the 2015 SPAFCO SK Modified® rookie class at Stafford Speedway.  Ryan comes to Stafford with an extensive background in karting and the Allison Legacy Series along with his Late Model experience. “I started racing at 5 years old driving go karts,” said Ryan.  “I won 2 WKA national championships in 2004 and then ran some Micro Sprints before moving up to Allison Legacy Series.  I then ran a part-time schedule until last season…

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Analyzing The NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler at Stafford Speedway

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Speedway’s NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler is the longest continuously running race on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule.  The race was first run in 1972 and it has served as the kick-off race for each season of racing at the Connecticut half-mile since then.  With the race heading towards its 44thannual edition on April 24-26, here is a look at some stats and figures for not only the race itself, but for active modified drivers that will or could possibly be part of the starting grid on Sunday, April 26th. In the race’s 43 year history,…

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Harvick heads to top track poised to extend streak of dominance

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By Staff Reports NASCAR Wire Service The last time Kevin Harvick finished worse than second in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event was Oct. 26, 2014 at Martinsville Speedway – seven races and 137 days ago. Until Harvick's victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last Sunday, no driver had finished six straight races in the top two since Jeff Gordon accomplished the feat in 1996. "Any time you say Jeff Gordon in a streak, obviously things are going okay," Harvick said. Don't expect him to slow down. The No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet driver heads into Sunday's CampingWorld.com 500 at…

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NASCAR National Series News & Notes

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NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES   Bloomin’ Onions May Become Scarce After NASCAR Visits Phoenix Every time Kevin Harvick finishes in the top 10, customers at Outback Steakhouse can get a Bloomin’ Onion the following day. If there is not a Bloomin’ Onion shortage already – since Harvick is riding a streak of six straight top-two finishes dating back to Texas last year – there will likely be one following Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX). The No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing driver has won the last three events at PIR and holds the all-time track…

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NASCAR Lifts Kurt Busch Suspension, Outlines On-Going Requirements

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Daytona Beach, Fla. (March 11, 2015) — NASCAR announced today that, effectively immediately, the indefinite suspension of Kurt Busch has been lifted. He is eligible to return to NASCAR racing under indefinite probation subject to additional mandatory requirements that include but are not limited to participation in a treatment program and full compliance with any judicial requirements placed upon him.   On Feb. 20, Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 car, was found to be in violation of: Section 12.1.a: Actions detrimental to stock car racing Section 12.8: Behavioral Penalty   The decision to lift the suspension was made…

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Mr. Rooter Named Title Sponsor of June NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Race at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and Mr. Rooter Plumbing franchisee, Vin Beedle, announced today that the Connecticut-based company will be the entitlement sponsor of the 125-lap NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) slated for Wednesday night, June 10.  Beedle and his company are long-time supporters of auto racing in New England, sponsoring the Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series, as well as fielding a truck in the division in 2015. The drivers of the Truck will include NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Champions, and Thompson’s own Sunoco Modified driver, Keith Rocco, as well as Limited Sportsman - and SK Modified - driver Ed…

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RacingJunk.com to be named the Official Classifieds of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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THOMPSON, CT - Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) - one of the most diverse motorsports facilities in New England - is proud to announce a partnership with RacingJunk.com – the world's largest online motorsports marketplace. The co-marketing partnership will help to bring awareness of TSMP’s major racing events, and will also help to increase brand recognition for RacingJunk.com among TSMP’s fans and drivers. “Thompson Speedway is an exciting addition to our expanding partnership network,” said Shawn Stewart, Director of Business Development.  “We’re honored to be a partner and know that the free classifieds on RacingJunk.com will be a valuable resource to all…

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For the Second Straight Week, a Late Crash KOs Jeff Gordon

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HAMPTON, Ga.—It's safe to say Jeff Gordon's retirement tour has not gone according to plan.   A week ago in the Daytona 500, Gordon was involved in the wreck that forced the race to end under caution and finished 33rd.   On Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, his fortunes took a turn for the worse. Gordon was collateral damage in a Lap 257 crash that started with Denny Hamlin's spin. The No. 24 Chevrolet collided with a section of concrete wall on the inside of the backstretch, and Gordon's…

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Jimmie Johnson Starts From the Back and Dominates Late in Atlanta Win

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HAMPTON, GA.—Coors Light Polesitter Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick dominated the early and middle stages of Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway—before Jimmie Johnson decided to crash the party. Johnson didn't take the lead in the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season until Lap 198 of 325, but from then on, his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was the class of the field, leading six times for 92 laps in winning for the fourth time at Atlanta and for the 71st time in his career. For the second straight event in NASCAR’s premier…

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Matt Crafton Annihilates the Field in Dominant Atlanta Truck Win

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HAMPTON, GA.—There's no letup in Matt Crafton.The two-time defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Crafton charged to the front from his 15th-place starting position and ran away from the rest of the field in Saturday's Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. At the end of a 74-lap green flag run—the longest in NCWTS history at Atlanta—Crafton crossed the finish line 8.752 seconds ahead of runner-up Ty Dillon. Keystone Light Polesitter Ben Kennedy came home third, a distant 10.275 seconds behind the race winner. Daniel Suarez finished fourth, followed by Tyler Reddick, last week’s winner at Daytona. The…

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Harvick Holds off Logano to Win Third Straight NASCAR XFINITY Race in Atlanta

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HAMPTON, Ga.—If you had to pick one driver to knock Joey Logano off his pedestal at Atlanta Motor Speedway, you couldn't make a better choice than Kevin Harvick. Holding off Logano after a restart on Lap 140 of 163, Harvick won Saturday's Hisense 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, ending a success streak that saw Logano beat Harvick for the win in the Daytona 500 and edge Harvick for the Coors Light Pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (1 p.m. ET on FOX) at AMS. The victory was Harvick’s third straight at Atlanta and fourth…

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Is Kahne Able: Kasey goes for repeat at Atlanta

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By Staff Reports NASCAR Wire Service   Kasey Kahne was in desperation mode at Atlanta Motor Speedway last August. Sitting in 18th on the Chase Grid – 33 points below the 16th-place cut off line – the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports driver needed a win to make NASCAR’s playoffs. Kahne came through. He seized the lead with two laps remaining, cruising to Victory Lane, and more importantly, a berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. “There won't be as much pressure on us for a while now, I guess,” Kahne said after the race. “Just to make it, I…

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New Tracks Highlight Return Of NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash

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  New Tracks Highlight Return Of NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash Potential $1M Bonus For Drivers And Fan Sweepstakes Highlight Program DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2015) – Three new tracks headline the “Dash 4 Cash” program as it  returns for the seventh consecutive year, and first as part of the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Dover International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway will debut as part of the program, while Indianapolis Motor Speedway will return in 2015. Designed to highlight the unique competition between championship-eligible NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers, the highly recognizable program will potentially result in $1…

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NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Atlanta

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NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES Logano Aims For Rare 2-fer Joey Logano followed up his career-year of 2014 with a stirring win in the Daytona 500, becoming the second youngest driver to win the Great American Race at 24 years old. Now he looks to accomplish another rare feat: Back-to-back wins in the season’s first two races. It’s only happened five times since the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ inception in 1949, the last by Matt Kenseth in 2009. The five drivers to do it: Marvin Panch (1957), Bob Welborn (1959), David Pearson (1976), Jeff Gordon (1997) and Kenseth. Logano has a…

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