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‘How Sweet It Is’ Newman Ends Winless Drought

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Ryan Newman Breaks Drought With Late-Race Strategy At Phoenix Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. –March 20, 2017-  When the winner of Sunday’s Camping World 500 was announced, officials might have thought for a moment that they got the wrong envelope, a la Warren Beatty at the Oscars. But, no, there was no mistake. Ryan Newman was the unexpected winner of the fourth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season after a late caution gave his No. 31 Richard Childress Racing team the chance to break a drought…

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Hafertepe Breaks Out The Broom At Devils Bowl

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Hafertepe Perfect At The Lucas Oil Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCA SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RICKY GARCIA / ASCS PHOTO MESQUITE, Texas - March 20, 2017-  Sam Hafertepe, Jr. proved unstoppable at the 44th annual Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals as the Hwy. 79 Collision/Keith Dobbs Motorsports No. 15h sailed to his second victory in as many nights with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. Having to bounce back from an inauspicious start that saw Sam slip back to sixth from a third starting spot, the point was held…

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Solomito Charges Late For Myrtle Beach Win

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Solomito First Winner For Newly Unified Whelen Modified Tour Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. –March 19, 2017- One year ago, Timmy Solomito captured his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in the season-opening Icebreaker at Connecticut's Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Fast-forward a year later, the Islip, New York, driver was celebrating a victory in the season-opening race once again. Solomito captured the win in the Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety-Kleen on Saturday at another historic venue, the half-mile Myrtle Beach Speedway, and became the first winner on…

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Allgaier Sails To Victory In Phoenix

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Justin Allgaier Perseveres To Win NASCAR XFINITY Race In Phoenix Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. –March 19, 2017-  Justin Allgaier popped a tire during his celebratory burnout after Saturday’s DC Solar 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. But you can forgive the driver of the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet if he was a trifle rusty with his donuts—Allgaier hadn’t been to Victory Lane in the NASCAR XFINITY Series since August in 2012 at the road course in Montreal. On a blistering afternoon that brought emotions to a boil at…

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Wayne Taylor Racing Rules 12 Hours Of Sebring

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Wayne Taylor Racing Drivers Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor and Alexander Lynn Drove To Victory In Saturday's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours Of Sebring. Story & Photos By: IMSA WEATHERTECH SERIES MEDIA SEBRING, Fla. –March 19, 2017- Wayne Taylor Racing stormed to a dominant victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday at Sebring Int’l Raceway. Ricky Taylor piloted the No. 10 Cadillac DPi V.R during the final stint, besting the No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi V.R driven by Joao Barbosa at the checkered flag by more than 12 seconds to win overall and in the Prototype class.…

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Gravel Powers To Thunderbolt Victory

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David Gravel Gets By Shane Stewart Late To Claim First World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Win Of Season. Story By: GARY THOMAS / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Tulare CA.- March 19, 2017- After scoring his first Thunderbowl Raceway World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win last season Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel returned on Friday night and made it back-to-back, earning his first series victory of 2017. Gravel stalked race-long leader Shane Stewart as the laps wound down and made a beautiful power move to the outside with just a few circuits remaining…

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Hafertept Wires Devils Bowl Opener

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Hafertepe Dominates Lucas Oil ASCS Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals Opener Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PATRICK GRANT / RACERSGUIDE.COM MESQUITE, Texas -March 19, 2017- Picking up seemingly where he left off in 2016, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. led start to finish to pick up his first win of the season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network in the series opener at the 44th Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals. "I don't know how good we really were. I thought I heard him [Henderson] behind me a few times but it…

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Lebanon Valley Speedway Celebrates 2016 Champions

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Lebanon Valley Speedway Honors 2016 Champions, Readies Season Opener Story By: PHILL ALLAWAY / LEBANON VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MARK BROWN / RACERSGUIDE.COM West Lebanon NY.- March 14, 2017- This past weekend, Lebanon Valley Speedway held their annual banquets to celebrate the champions from 2016 and get everyone pumped up for the upcoming season.  Friday and Saturday nights saw the Lebanon Valley Clubhouse filled with drivers, crewmembers and their families enjoying each other’s company and receiving awards.  Roughly $100,000 in year-end awards were given out to those in attendance For the Modified class, Brett Hearn picked up a check…

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Utica Rome Speedway Honors Track Champions

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY CLOSES THE DOOR ON 2016 SEASON WITH AWARDS BANQUET, PREPARES FOR THE 2017 SEASON Story By: JOHN TIFF / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: RANDY MALLETT / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY PHOTO VERNON, NY- March 14, 2017-  This past weekend  Utica-Rome Speedway held its annual Awards Banquet and honored its top drivers for the 2016 season in front of a crowd of nearly 200 patrons at the Vernon Downs Hotel in Vernon, NY.  Matt Sheppard received top accolades in the Gates-Cole Insurance Modifieds as he captured his second consecutive title and third overall while Matt Janczuk was the SUNY…

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Keselowski Cashes In On Harvick Miscue

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Brad Keselowski Pounces On Unexpected Opportunity To Win At Atlanta Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR HAMPTON, Ga. – March 6, 2017- Thanks to the unintentional generosity of the dominant driver in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, opportunistic Brad Keselowski won the second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season. Kevin Harvick led 292 of the 325 laps at the 1.54-mile track, but a pit road speeding penalty under caution on Lap 311 sent him to the back of the field for the final restart. That gave Keselowski the…

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Sunday Atlanta Notebook

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

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Smooth Track Surface Greets Racers At Georgetown Speedway Open Practice

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Georgetown Speedway Opens 2017 Season With Melvin L. Joseph Memorial March 10-11th Press Release By: BRETT DEYO / GEORGETOWN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF GEORGETOWN, DE –March 5, 2017-  Despite frigid temperatures and wind, Georgetown Speedway came to life for the first time in 2017 on Saturday. Approximately 35 race cars, spanning a variety of divisions, took part in a three-hour open practice session at the Sussex County half-mile, turning the first laps since a complete resurfacing of the speedway during the off-season. The 200-plus loads of clay knitted well, providing smooth track conditions throughout the session and…

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Bell Rings In Atlanta Victory

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

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Busch Repeats At Atlanta XFINITY Race

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

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Schatz Sweeps the Show at LoneStar

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Sheldon Haudenschild Records First Podium Finish In Rookie Season Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF KILGORE, Tex. - March 5, 2017 - There is a crater wrapped around turns one and two of LoneStar Speedway - now a reinvented third-mile dirt course. Shortened from a 3/8-mile oval since the last time the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series visited there in 2010, the "Greatest Show on Dirt" competed on the equally as fast bullring Friday night for the first time at the new length. Wheel-to-wheel with 23 other cars, Donny Schatz avoided…

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Kurt Busch Pilots SHR To Daytona Victory

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

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Sunday Daytona Notebook

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Despite The Crash That Took Him Out, Earnhardt Encouraged By Strong Performance Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM & GETTY IMAGES DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 27, 2017-  Returning to action from a concussion that sidelined him for the second half of the 2016 season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was leading Sunday’s Daytona 500 at the halfway point, having passed Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson for the top spot on lap 97 of 200. But both Earnhardt and Johnson were off-cycle on pit stops, and a trip to pit road was imminent. What Earnhardt…

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Schuerberg Spins Then Wins To Winter Dirt Games Victory

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SCHUERENBERG ESCAPES TO VICTORY LANE IN WINTER DIRT GAMES VIII FINALE Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM Ocala, Florida - February 26, 2017- A seventh-place starting position and a 360 degree spin at the midway point was not enough to deter Hunter Schuerenberg on the path to a “Winter Dirt Games VIII” victory Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park. The 27-year-old Sikeston, Missouri native steadily moved his way toward the front of the field throughout the 30-lap event before surging into the lead with seven laps remaining to collect his first USAC…

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Hearn Double Dips at DIRTcar Nationals

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Grabs the DIRTcar Nationals Finale and Championship Story By: MANDEE PAUCH / SUPER DIRTcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, F.L - February 26, 2017-  2017 - Brett 'The Jet' Hearn picked up his tenth DIRTcar Nationals victory with the Super DIRTcar Series at Volusia Speedway Park on Saturday night. The veteran driver from Sussex, N.J. took the lead from the start and never looked back to take the $5,000 payday in the 40-lap finale, also staking claim to the DIRTcar Nationals championship. "The guys at the Madsen Overhead Door shop are going to have to build…

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O’Neal Wins the Feature at the DIRTcar Nationals Finale

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Clanton Wins DIRTcar Nationals Championship Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL- February 26, 2017- Don O'Neal of Martinsville, Ind., a veteran racer in action since 1988, has been one of the biggest names without a World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series victory. That changed in his 53rd career feature start when O'Neal finally took a coveted trip to Victory Lane during the bookend to the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Saturday night. Heading into the 40-lap Craftsman Club Feature, the buzz was about…

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Dietrich Victory Worth The Wait

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DANNY DIETRICH WAITS OUT STORM DELAY, NURSES MOTOR TO CLAIM “ICEBREAKER 30” SEASON OPENER Story By: WAYNE HARPER / LINCOLN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM ABBOTTSTOWN, PA -February 26, 2017 – Fans saw it all at Lincoln Speedway Saturday. They were greeted with cloudy skies and temperatures exceeding 70 degrees at the outset, cleared the stands when a tornado warning was issued at 2:20 p.m., waited out a four-hour, forty-minute rain and hail storm delay, returned to the stands to a 20-degree temperature drop, and then withstood heavy winds to see Danny Dietrich score his 32nd career win and…

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Reed Repeats For Daytona XFINITY Glory

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

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Smith Doubles Up For King of The 360’s Crown

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Mark Smith is Once Again The King of the 360's Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCA SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, Fla. - February 26, 2017- For the second time, Pennsylvania's Mark Smith ended his weekend at Tampa's East Bay Raceway Park as the King of the 360's with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints. While Smith gave chase early on, the race on the start saw outside pole starter, Shawn Donath, taking the early advantage over Travis Rilat. Slowed on Lap 3, Rilat was not to be counted out as the No. 29 stole…

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Grant Guns Down The Field At Bubba’s

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GRANT THE TOP GUN ON NIGHT ONE OF WINTER DIRT GAMES VIII Story By: RICHIE MURRAY – USAC MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Ocala, Florida.- February 25, 2017- Justin Grant’s most recent visit to Bubba Raceway Park prior to Friday night’s USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship 2017 season-opener ended in heartbreak. One year later, despite late-race contact that nearly spelled disaster for the Ione, California native, the 26-year-old Grant swiftly exorcised those demons to capture night one of “Winter Dirt Games VIII.” Since joining forces last August, Grant and the Sam McGhee Motorsports team have been stellar…

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Clanton Leaves The Competition In The Fog

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Fog a First Time Winner at Volusia Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL. - February 25, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series took the track at Volusia Speedway Park for the first time on night 11 of DIRTcar Nationals. During the 40-lap Craftsman Club Feature fans and drivers in attendance witnessed a thick fog roll in after 10pm that was the concoction of two days of heavy rain followed by a third of sunny blue skies. For the drivers' safety, the feature was called…

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Haers Holds Off Sheppard And Claims DIRTcar Nationals Victory

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Brings Home The First Gator Of The Week For The Super DIRTcar Series Story By: MANDEE PAUCH /SUPER DIRTcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, F.L - February 25, 2017 – The hot shoe out of Phelps, N.Y., Justin Haers, picked up his second career DIRTcar Nationals victory after holding off the 22nd starter, Matt Sheppard in Friday night’s 30-lap Super DIRTcar Series feature event at Volusia Speedway Park. “We had a really good car from the drop of the green,” Haers said in Victory Lane. “It seemed like I’d get in the wrong part of the…

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McCarl Masters The Field At East Bay Raceway

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Terry McCarl Stands Tall On Night 2 of the King of the 360's with the ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCS MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, Fla. -February 25, 2017- The second night of competition at East Bay Raceway Park's King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial ended with the defending champion in Victory Lane as Iowa's Terry McCarl mastered the low line to claim the win with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints. Robbie Stillwaggon from the pole out dueled the No. 24 of Terry McCarl on the start. With…

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Hirschman Captures Richie Evans 100 Victory

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

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Grala Becomes Youngest Daytona Winner

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

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Elliott & Hamlin Take Duel Victories

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

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Smith Is 360 Outlaw King At East Bay Raceway Opener

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Mark Smith Takes King of the 360's Opener With ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCCS MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, Fla. - February 24, 2017- The 2017 edition of the King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial saw a familiar face in Victory Lane as Pennsylvania's Mark Smith rocketed to victory aboard the Mach 1 Chassis No. M1 with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints at Tampa's East Bay Raceway Park. Giving chase from the sixth starting spot, Smith would have to ride as it was the Shoptheboss.com No. 29 of…

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By The Numbers: DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds at the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals

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DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds Stats For The 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM / PHOTO STAFF BARBERVILLE, FL - February 23, 2017 - The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds concluded their portion of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night. Ten feature races over the course of seven days produced plenty of thrilling action and culminated in Nick Hoffman earning his second straight Big Gator as the DIRTcar UMP Modified Nationals champion. Here are some of the more interesting facts and figures to come from a week…

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Hoffman Completes Big Gator Triumph

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Taylor and Stalder Earn Victories Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL - February 22, 2017 - Jacob Hawkins won the battle, but Nick Hoffman won the war and the Big Gator as the overall 2017 UMP Modified DIRTcar Nationals champion at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night. Hawkins, Jonathan Taylor, and JE Stalder all added Gator trophies to their mantles after winning one of three UMP Modified features on night eight of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Triple 15-lap features on the last of eight straight nights of UMP…

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Sheppard Wages Hard Fought Battle For Volusia Victory

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Sheppard Reels in Shirley for a Gator Trophy Story By: COBY GORNIEWICZ / DIRTcar NATIONALS MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL- February 22, 2017- Brandon Sheppard fought his way to Victory Lane during night eight of the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals in the 30-lap DIRTcar Racing Late Model Feature. It wasn't an easy path for Sheppard to get to the front of the pack as Brian Shirley tried to fend him off any way possible. Sheppard started in the fourth position but found his way to second within the first 10 laps. He passed Shane Clanton, who…

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Gator Championship Drive For Nick Hoffman

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Gator Glory: Nick Hoffman Celebrates $5,000 Gator Championship Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF BARBERVILLE, FL - February 21, 2017 - Nick Hoffman wrestled the lead from Jacob Hawkins on lap 24 after a multi-lap side-by-side battle and paced the final six laps to win the $5,000 UMP Modified Gator Championship on night seven of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Monday night. The victory was the third Gator Championship triumph of Hoffman's career and his fourth in six starts this week. Hoffman's teammate, Will Krup of Mount Carmel,…

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Madden Stays Hot In Volusia Late Model Opener

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Chris Madden Grabs A Gator Story By: COLBY GORIEWICZ / DIRTcar Nationals Media Photo By: JIM DENHAMER /NSSN PHOTO BARBERVILLE, FL- February 20, 2017- On the seventh day of the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals, 43 Late Models migrated to Volusia Speedway Park to test their luck at the 'World's Fastest Half-Mile'. The season opening swing through Georgia and Florida continues and drivers are hoping to leave the track with a coveted Gator trophy in the passenger seat. Chris Madden began his collection of gators tonight. Madden steadily gained ground on pole sitter and race leader Brian Shirley who had made…

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Three Is Company: Schatz Charges to Win

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Gravel Awarded The Coveted 'Big Gator' Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, Fla. - February 20, 2017 - Donny Schatz etched his name into DIRTcar Nationals history Sunday, winning both the afternoon and night show at Volusia Speedway Park. The trip down victory lane gave Schatz 17 career wins at the half-mile, and he captured three of the five sprint shows in the 12-day event. With the victory, Schatz joined Jeff Swindell and Sammy Swindell as the only Outlaws to win multiple series races in one day. Jeff Swindell first accomplished…

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‘How Sweet It Is’ Krup Grab A Gator

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King Krup: Illinois Native Earns First Career Gator Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL - February 20, 2017 - Will Krup was the man of the hour as he found a way to Victory Lane despite the strong field of UMP Modified contenders who were hungry for sweet victory during the second Gator Championship qualifying race during the 46th DIRTcar Nationals Sunday night. During the 20-lap feature, the top-five positions were juggled between Krup, polesitter Derek Fisher, Jacob Hawkins, Brian Ruhlman, Jeff Leka and Kenny Wallace. Krup raced from third to…

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Ronnie Bassett Jr. Breaks Through At New Smyrna

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

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Sheppard Strikes Late For Bubba Raceway Park Victory

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Sheppard Wins in Dramatic Fashion at Bubba Raceway Park  Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF OCALA, FL -February 20, 2017 - The former Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year, Brandon Sheppard took the lead on the final lap from Scott Bloomquist to win Sunday night's Lucas Oil Winter Nationals - presented by GEICO at Bubba Raceway Park. The exciting finish brought the packed grandstand to its feet as Sheppard charged from his 11th starting spot to take the win. Bloomquist finished in second, followed by Dennis Erb…

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Hat Trick: Hoffman Wrangles Third Gator

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Hoffman Dominates , Earns His Third Gator Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL - February 19, 2017 - For the third time this week, Nick Hoffman dominated all 20 laps of the A-Main to earn a Gator trophy during the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Sunday afternoon. The race was the completion of Saturday's rain-postponed event. Hoffman of Mooresville, NC picked the pole starting position for Sunday's matinee via the redraw after winning his heat. From there, he jumped out to a convincing lead, but…

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Schatz Collects Volusia ‘Sunday Money’

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Reverses His Luck To Win second DIRTcar Nationals Gator Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA/ WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERSVILLE, Fla. - February 19, 2017 - It's not unusual for two series champions to face-off in the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. In the first show of a Sunday double-header, eight-time World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz revisited his fierce battle with Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions titleholder Chad Kemenah. Like the Wednesday night thriller - starting in the first row with Kemenah - Schatz again established himself as…

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Chase Elliott Edges Dale Earnhardt Jr. For Daytona 500 Pole

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Carries On The Family Tradition Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 19, 2017-  Winning back-to-back Daytona 500 poles is something of a family tradition, as Chase Elliott proved by the skin of his teeth on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. The last driver to take a lap in the second and final round of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, Elliott covered the distance in 46.663 seconds (192.872 mph) to edge Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. by .002 seconds. The pole was the…

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Daytona Sunday Notebook

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

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Logano Brings Ford Back To Daytona Victory Lane

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

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Madden On A Mission At Screven Winter Freeze VII

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Chris Madden Claims Night Two of Winter Freeze VII for WoO Late Models Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SYLVANIA, GA –February 19, 2017-  The second night of Winter Freeze VII had everyone in the crowd sitting on their edge of their seats for all 50-laps of the Craftsman Club Feature. For 45 of the 50-laps tonight for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series event at Screven Motor Speedway, Tyler Erb held on to the lead despite Billy Moyer Jr.’s effort to pass him on multiple restarts. Although…

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Eckert Kicks Off WoO Late Model Season With Screven Victory

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Rick Eckert Opens Curtain on 2017 Season  Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Sylvania, Ga. – February 18, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series season opener at Screven Motorsports Complex was stacked with 44 Late Model drivers from around the country, but that didn’t pose a threat to Rick Eckert as he was able to lead all 40-laps of the Feature. All eyes might have been set on Eckert leading the pack during the Feature but there was a lot happening throughout the field. Before the…

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Bloomquist Out Duels Richards For East Bay Victory

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Bloomquist Holds On to Win at East Bay Raceway Park   Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, FL - February 18, 2017 - Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion Scott Bloomquist held off series newcomer Josh Richards to win the Friday night edition of the 41st Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL. It was Bloomquist's eighth career win at the 3/8-mile oval and the 78th of his career in LOLMDS competition. Bloomquist took the lead…

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Smith Overcomes Setbacks During All Star Opening Weekend

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Smith Looks To Re-Bound From Tough Start To The Season Story By: SHAWN MILLER / INSIDELINE MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF OCALA, Fla. -February 18, 2017-  It took a few nights to work out the kinks, but Ryan Smith likes the direction the new Leidig/Warko/Smith racing team is heading. Smith kicked off the sprint car season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last weekend at Bubba Raceway Park during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals. Following minor setbacks during the first two nights of racing, a top-10 result on Saturday lifted spirits. “We got faster every night,”…

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McCreadie Charges To East Bay Winternationals Checkers

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McCreadie Charges To Thursday Night Wrisco Winternationals Victory  Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, FL -February 17, 2017 - Tim McCreadie came from the 18th starting spot to win the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned, 41st Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals main event on Thursday Night at East Bay Raceway Park. McCreadie drove the Sweeteners Plus, Pro Power Racing Engines, Longhorn Chassis to the lead around Don O'Neal on lap 24 using the top-side of the race track. He led the rest of the way to earn the victory.…

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