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Larson Outruns Logano For Auto Club XFINITY Victory

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Larson Holds Off Logano For NASCAR XFINITY Win At Auto Club Speedway Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR FONTANA, Calif. –March 26, 2017- Kyle Larson kept polesitter Joey Logano at bay after a restart with four laps left in Saturday’s Service King 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Auto Club Speedway and held on to win by .127 seconds. Larson and Logano had swapped the lead on three successive laps before Brandon Jones plowed into the outside wall on Lap 142 to bring out the seventh and final caution of the afternoon. The…

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Saturday Auto Club Notebook

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Polesitter Kyle Larson Among A Handful Of Practice Casualties Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR FONTANA, Calif. –March 26, 2017-  Polesitter Kyle Larson and 13th-place starter Chase Elliott both had brushes with the outside wall during Saturday’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Auto Club Speedway. The damage to the right side of Larson’s No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet SS was cosmetic, and in short order his team had the series leader back on track. Elliott’s issue was more serious. Shortly after he posted the fastest lap in the session…

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David Steele Killed In Sprint Car Crash

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David Steele Has Died After A Crash At The Three-Eighths-Mile Asphalt Oval. Press Release By: DESOTO SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM BRADENTON, Fla. - March 25,2017- Versatile racing veteran David Steele was killed Saturday night when his sprint car crashed a Desoto Speedway. Steele, who was 42, was competing in a winged sprint car event on the three-eighths-mile asphalt oval, when he reportedly tangled with lapped traffic and crashed the No. 33 he was driving in the Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series event. Steele made his name racing open-wheel cars in Florida before moving to the Midwest and finding success in USAC. From…

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Max Zachem Looks For Continued Momentum At Stafford

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Max Zachem Looking To Drink The Milk At NAPA Spring Sizzler® Story By: SCOTT RUNNING / STAFFORD SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Stafford Springs, CT - March 25, 2017- The 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season kicked off in Myrtle Beach and Preston, CT native and driver of the #20 Lu-Mac’s Package Store Chevrolet Max Zachem, opened with a fifth place finish. Zachem is looking to continue his momentum at the 46th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler® on Sunday April 30. Stafford has not been one of Zachem’s best tracks in his short career, but with a top-10 finish…

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Thompson Test & Tune Cancelled

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Icebreaker to Open 77th Season at Historic Short Track Press Release By: THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT - March 24, 2017-Despite efforts to remove snow from the race track and venue grounds, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Officials were forced to cancel Saturday’s Test & Tune, as a result of remaining snow and ice. The event will not be made up, and attention now turns to the 43rd running of the Icebreaker, beginning March 31 - April 2. “Our team spent most of the week outside moving snow and preparing for Saturday. Unfortunately,…

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Gosek Set To Chase Triple Crown Series Title

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ISMA & Oswego Supermodified Champion Joe Gosek Ready to Tackle Triple Crown Championship Series     Story By: DAN KAPUSCINSKI  / TRIPLE CROWN SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS BURGESS / RACERSGUIDE.COM OSWEGO, NY – March 23, 2017- Twice an International Supermodified Association and Oswego Speedway Supermodified track champion, Joe Gosek is ready to relive the days of old as he prepares to compete in wing and non-wing Supermodified action as a part of the inaugural Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear. A winner of over 70 Supermodified events in his career between the ISMA and Oswego trails, Gosek comes…

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LFR Enterprises Ready To Serve Northeast Race Teams

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LFR Enterprises Acquires LFR Northeast Press Release By: ROB FULLER MOTORSPORTS MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM SHREWSBURY, Mass. - March 23, 2017 - LFR Enterprises, owned by Rob Fuller, has acquired LFR Northeast which was previously operated by Bob Charland. Fuller will take over the Northeast region for modified distribution and sales for LFR Enterprises.  Charland will no longer be selling parts to the racing industry. “Rob and I had an agreement that if I ever wanted to change direction that he would step up and take over,” said Charland. “Rob has a very unique product line that really requires…

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Montoya Starts Prepping For Month Of May Indycar Return

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Juan Pablo Montoya Gets Right Back Up To Speed At Barber Open Test Story By: JEFF OLSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM BIRMINGHAM, Alabama –March 23, 2017- Juan Pablo Montoya stepped out of the No. 22 Team Penske Chevrolet, took off his helmet, smiled and shrugged as if to say, “Eh, no big deal.” He had not been in an Indy car since the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season finale at Sonoma Raceway in September, but Montoya’s quick run-through with Team Penske during an open test session today at Barber Motorsports Park wasn’t anything out of…

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Team Abold and CNY CPR Join Forces For 2017 Season

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CNY CPR  On Board With Jeff Abold Racing Supermodified Team Press Release By: OSWEGO SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS BURGESS / RACERSGUIDE.COM OSWEGO, NY - March 20, 2017 – Team Abold Racing and driver Jeff Abold are proud to partner with CNY CPR for the 2017 Supermodified season. Based in Baldwinsville, CNY CPR provides professional level CPR/AED training in career fields requiring certification such as nurses, doctors, and sports coaches as well as knowledge based training for those who would like to learn how to potentially save a life. Established in 2009, CNY CPR is equipped with certified and experienced…

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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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Sweeney Looks To Repeat As Mahoning Valley Late Model Champion

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Mike Sweeney Ready To Defend Mahoning Valley Late Model Title Story By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY EDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM NESQUEHONING, PA. - March 20, 2017- When it comes to asphalt Late Model racing throughout the Northeast, perhaps no driver can boast the kind of numbers reeled off as that of Mike Sweeney over the past two seasons. Sweeney, who hails from Nesquehoning, has collected nearly 20 feature wins with over 50% of those being top two finishes, has led more laps and over that period in his home state of Pennsylvania has sailed by…

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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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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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Saturday Phoenix Notebook

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UNLIKE SOME OF HIS FELLOW DRIVERS, LARSON WON'T GET FIGHTING MAD Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. –March 19, 2017- Kyle Larson can’t imagine getting angry enough to take a swing at another driver—because of the potential consequences. Naturally enough, the fisticuffs between Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and their crew members made for animated conversation at Phoenix International Raceway -- site of Sunday's Camping World 500 (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX) -- where the chief combatants were summoned to a Friday morning your-attendance-is-requited meeting in the NASCAR transporter. After Logano’s Ford…

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Reunion Pays Dividends For Dale Coyne Racing

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Reuniting Bourdais, Hampson Provides Immediate Winning Dividends Story By: JEFF OLSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS JONES / INDYcar SERIES PHOTO ST. PETERSBURG, Florida –March 15, 2017- The statistics that acknowledge the little-guy analogy of Dale Coyne Racing made the rounds shortly after Sebastien Bourdais’ victory Sunday in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. 1) It was just the fifth victory in the team’s 31-year history. 2) He was just the fourth driver to win a race for DCR. 3) It was the 36th victory of Bourdais’ career, breaking a tie with Bobby Unser for sixth on the…

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Myrtle Beach

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Coby's Quest For Fifth Title Faces Host Of Challengers Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR MODIFIED SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – March 15, 2017 - Doug Coby’s quest for a fourth consecutive championship will include some familiar faces as well as some new challengers as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour begins a new era on Saturday. The 2017 season gets rolling with the Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety-Kleen at South Carolina's historic Myrtle Beach Speedway, marking a southern kickoff for the newly unified tour. The changes in the tour harken back to the…

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Whelen Modified Stat Advance: Myrtle Beach Performance Plus 150

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Analyzing the Performance Plus 150 at Myrtle Beach Press Release By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR MODIFIED SERIES MEDIA Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -March 15, 2017 – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will open the 2017 season on Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina. Below is a statistical look at the Performance Plus 150, including selected driver notes: Performance Plus 150 Setup: • This marks the second ever visit in NASCAR Modified history to the track, with the only other race won by Andy Seuss in 2009. • Defending NWMT champion Doug Coby…

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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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Triple Crown Championship Honor Super Modified Legends

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Triple Crown Championship Series Awards to Honor Supermodified Legends Bentley Warren, Jim Shampine Story By: DAN KAPUSCINSKI / TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS BURGESS / RACERSGUIDE.COM OSWEGO, NY - March 6, 2017 – The champions of the Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear will not only have the opportunity to collect up to $12,000 in prize money, but also earn year end awards named in honor of Supermodified legends Bentley Warren and Jim Shampine. A $6,000 prize will be on the line for the ‘Bentley Warren Supermodified Driver of the Year,’ as well…

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Bell Rings In Atlanta Victory

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

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Busch Repeats At Atlanta XFINITY Race

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

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Harvick Saves His Best For Last For Atlanta Pole Run

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

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Friday Atlanta Notebook

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After Daytona Disappointment, Elliott Still Waiting For His Day To Come Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR HAMPTON, Ga. –March 4, 2017-  Chase Elliott had seen that movie before. Having qualified for the playoff as a Sunoco rookie last year, Elliott was leading the first postseason race at Chicagoland Speedway when Michael McDowell’s spin in Turn 4 brought out the fourth and final caution on lap 263 of a scheduled 267. Elliott lost the lead on pit road and lost the race in overtime to Martin Truex Jr. In last Sunday’s Daytona…

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Almost Show Time For Dirt Track Heroes Event

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ASSOCIATE SPONSORS JOIN FORCES WITH 10TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW MARCH 5-11 Story By: BOB MILLER / DIRT TRACK HEROS SHOW MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Phillipsburg NJ.- March 1, 2017- The clock is ticking and the event staff of the Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continues to work feverishly in preparing for another great event as it all comes together when the past, present and future of auto racing roll in to Phillipsburg, New Jersey. While there is still some finishing touches to be added the show, The…

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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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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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Saturday Daytona Notebook

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Tony Stewart’s Quick Wit Shines Through During Ford Press Conference Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 26, 2017-  Just because Tony Stewart has retired from Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing doesn’t mean the co-owner of Stewart-Hass racing has lost his quick wit and sense of humor. Stewart’s penchant for repartee was in full evidence on Saturday morning when he answered questions from reporters during a Ford Performance press conference at Daytona International Speedway. Before Stewart could get into his shtick, however, he had to take some good-natured…

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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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New Motorsports Events To Highlight Busy Devils Bowl Speedway Summer

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Truck & Tractor Pulls, Demolition Derby, Drag Racing Coming to Devil’s Bowl Speedway Story By: JUSTIN ST. LOUIS / DEVILS BOWL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DEVILS BOWL SPEEDWAY WEST HAVEN, Vt. –February 25, 2017-  The ground will shake in 2017 with a series of exciting, all-new motorsports events at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  The scenic Vermont facility has added a slate of new, high-adrenalin attractions for motorsports fans of all kinds, promising to bring a thrill to fans of all types of horsepower.  While weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series-sanctioned stock car racing continues on the asphalt oval on Saturday nights and…

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Elliott & Hamlin Take Duel Victories

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

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Thursday Daytona Notebook

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

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

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

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Earnhardt Jr. Pursues His Passion To Race

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

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Ronnie Bassett Jr. Breaks Through At New Smyrna

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

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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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Chase Elliott Starting to Feel Comfortable With No. 24 Legacy

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Chase Elliott can’t make fans forget the legacy of the No. 24 car, but by all indications, he’s ready to make his own distinctive mark in that vaunted ride. Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR Charlotte NC.- February 17, 2017-The history of the No. 24 car is monumental, and Elliott inherited that ride last year from the driver who made it famous. The No. 24 has won 93 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in 1,414 starts since the number debuted in 1950. All 93 victories belong to Jeff Gordon, who retired…

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Enduros, Demo Derby and Micro Stocks Set to Jumpstart The Action at Mahoning Valley Speedway

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Enduro Winner Has Shot at Possible $2000 Top Prize Press Release By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. - February 17, 2017- Mahoning Valley Speedway is anxiously looking forward to its first competitive action of the 2017 season when on Saturday, April 1, there will be Big/Small Car and Jr. Enduros along with Big/Small Car Demo Derby’s plus Micro Stocks. For the Enduro racers there can be as much as $2000 for winning their respective events. The purse will be pro-rated depending on car counts. If 80 or more cars are signed-in…

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Steak ‘n Shake Returns To Rahal No. 15

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Steak 'n Shake Will Return to Sponsor Graham Rahal For a Third Season. Story By: MARK ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM BROWNSBURG, Ind. —February 16, 2017- Steak ‘n Shake will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for a third season of sponsoring of the team’s Verizon IndyCar Series effort with driver Graham Rahal. Steak ‘n Shake, a classic American brand and home of the original Steakburger and hand-dipped milkshake, will be the primary sponsor of Rahal’s No. 15 Honda at four Verizon IndyCar Series events in 2017: the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg,…

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Hunter-Reay Looking to Rebound Strong in 2017 Season

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Hunter-Reay Eager For Strong Start For 2017 season Story By: PHILLIP B. WILSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Indianapolis Ind.- February 12, 2017- Few Verizon IndyCar Series drivers are as intense as Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay, which means a frustrating 2016 has him even more eager to bounce back this season. The 2012 series champion looks at last year as “a season of missed opportunities” as his team struggled on street courses and he finished 12th in the points, his worst showing since 2009. Team owner Michael Andretti made a series of offseason moves to…

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Ray Parent Going for TSMP Late Model Championship

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Ray Parent Set to Pilot Don Parsons Racing  Anytime Realty Entry Story By: TAYLOR THERRIEN / TSMP MEDIA Photos By: MIKE ROTHWELL / RACERSGUIDE.COM Thompson  Ct.- February 10, 2017- The 2017 season is shaping up to be an exciting one for Ray Parent. After winning the 2016 D. Anthony Vendetti Fall Classic at Seekonk Speedway in his No. 17 Ford Fusion Late Model, Parent decided it was time for a change of pace, with support from a new primary sponsor, Anytime Realty. Parent will be driving the No. 98 Ford Fusion Late Model for Don Parsons Racing and Anytime Realty in…

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Phoenix Raceway Open Test Gets 2017 INDYCAR Season Rolling

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Phoenix Raceway Kicks Off 2017 INDYCAR Season Story By: INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TIM HOLLE /INDYcar SERIES PHOTO Phoenix Az,- February 8, 2017- For the first time in 2017, all of the full-season entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series gather this week for the open test at Phoenix Raceway. Twenty-one cars are entered for the two-day test Friday and Saturday on the 1-mile oval in Avondale, Arizona, steeped in Indy car history. From 1964-2005, 61 races were contested on the track, with legendary names the likes of A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Al and Bobby Unser, Johnny Rutherford and Rick…

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Safety-Kleen Backs NASCAR Modified Opener

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NASCAR Modified Tour Gets Safety Kleen Sponsorship Press Release By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – February 7, 2017- Safety-Kleen has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season opener on March 18 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. The event, which will also feature NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action, will be the Performance Plus 300 presented by Safety-Kleen. Safety-Kleen has been an official partner of NASCAR since 2004. The Performance Plus 150 will be the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour portion of the race event, and will…

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Race Of Champions 250 Moves To Lake Erie Speedway

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Lake Erie Speedway will host the 67th annual Race of Champions in September. Press Release By: ROC ASPHALT SERIES MEDIA Photos By: ALEX & HELEN BRUCE / RACERSGUIDE.COM ELMA, N.Y. – February 7, 2017- The 67th annual Race of Champions weekend will be held at Pennsylvania’s Lake Erie Speedway on Sept. 28-30 later this year. The event, featuring the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series, was most recently held at New York’s Oswego Speedway. “This is a very positive move for the event and short track racing in general,” said Joe Skotnicki, Race of Champions steward. “We took a different…

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Top Drivers Honored at Two-Night Devil’s Bowl Speedway Banquet of Champions

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Nine Track Champions Crowned; John Bruno Award to Ron Proctor Story By: JUSTIN ST. LOUIS / DEVILS BOWL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: ALAN WARD /DEVILS BOWL SPEEDWAY PHOTO RUTLAND, Vt. – February 7, 2017- Devil’s Bowl Speedway officially draw the curtain on its 50th racing season during a two-night Banquet of Champions gala on February 3-4.   Ceremonies were held in the Grand Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington in Rutland, Vt., honoring nine stock car racing champions, top drivers, and special award winners at two tracks at the West Haven, Vt., facility; well over 400 guests attended the weekend gatherings.…

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Triple Crown Championship Series to Award Nearly $30,000 in Cash and Prizes

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Triple Crown Championship Series  Top Driver and Supermodified of '17 Story By: CAROL HANES / OSWEGO SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF OSWEGO, NY - February 4, 2017 – Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association announced today the formation of the Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing presented by ASI Racewear. The 10 race championship series, comprised of five non-wing Novelis Supermodified events at Oswego Speedway and five winged ISMA Supermodified events, is centered around the Supermodified Triple Crown, formed in 1966, featuring the Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals,…

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