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    Grill claims emotional Snowflake 100 victory

    December 4, 2016

    By Chuck Corder (Pensacola, FL) — Augie Grill had his hands full. He was struggling to cradle a shiny new, but bulky winner’s trophy and a coveted checkered flag while he posed for photos in Victory Lane. “You act like you hadn’t done this before,” someone said in Grill’s entourage. Truth be told, it had […]

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    Force, Hight look back on 2016

    December 4, 2016

    By JFR (Yorba Linda, CA) — The chase for the 17th NHRA Funny Car championship may have come up short for John Force, but the 147-time winner won four races, made a run at sweeping the Western Swing and was in half of the final rounds of the Countdown to the Championship. The winningest driver […]

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    Johnson receives NASCAR’s top award for seventh time

    December 3, 2016

    By Kenny Bruce, NASCAR.com (Las Vegas, NV) — Jimmie Johnson, the sport’s newest seven-time champion, leaned on another multi-time champion when wrapping up his acceptance speech at the Wynn Las Vegas Friday night. Just 12 days after matching the championship record previously shared only by Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, Johnson paid homage to both […]

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    William Byron on Snowball Derby pole

    December 3, 2016

    By Chuck Corder (Pensacola, FL) — The bright lights of the Five Flags Speedway technical inspection shed can make mincemeat of any driver’s spirit. The tiny confines, sitting just inside the Turn No. 3 guard rail at Pensacola’s high banks, has been home to many heartbreaks in recent years. Drivers, big and local divisions, have […]

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    2017 All Star Circuit of Champions schedule released

    December 3, 2016

    By Tyler Altmeyer, All Star Sprints PR (Indianapolis, IN) — The All Star Circuit of Champions will take on a full slate of competition in 2017, complete with 51 events at 32 facilities in eight states, all of which taking shape between early February and mid-October. All Star competitors will visit facilities throughout much of […]

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    Stenhouse added to Clauson-Marshall Chili Bowl stable

    December 3, 2016

    By Lonnie Wheatley (Noblesville, IN) — The stable of Chili Bowl drivers for the newly-formed Clauson-Marshall Racing team is halfway in place. And it comes as little surprise that Olive Branch, MS, native Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., is the latest addition to the Clauson-Marshall Racing team that already includes World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz and […]

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    Lucas Oil Chili Bowl entries at 183 and climbing

    December 2, 2016

    By Bryan Hulbert, Lucas Oil Chili Bowl PR (Tulsa, OK) — The chill in the air may signal the coming of Christmas for some, but for the world of dirt track racing, that means the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire is right around the corner. Happening January 10-14, 2017 inside the […]

  • NASCAR, Monster Energy Announce Premier Series Entitlement Partnership

    Monster Energy named NASCAR’s new premier title sponsor

    December 2, 2016

    By NASCAR (Las Vegas, NV) — NASCAR and Monster Energy announced on Thursday a multi-year agreement for the premier series entitlement as well as the prestigious annual NASCAR All-Star Race. Monster Energy, which will begin its tenure as naming rights partner on Jan. 1, 2017, will become only the third company to serve as the […]

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    The late Betty Jane France honored at Myers Brothers Awards

    December 2, 2016

    By NASCAR (Las Vegas, NV) — In recognition of her leadership and accomplishments as founder and chairwoman emeritus of the NASCAR Foundation, the late Betty Jane France was named the recipient of the 2016 Myers Brothers Award. The prestigious honor recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to stock car racing and is voted upon […]

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    48 team earns Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew Award

    December 1, 2016

    By NASCAR (Las Vegas, NV) — The No. 48 Hendrick pit crew wins the Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew award, the longest running and most prestigious pit crew award in racing. The No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports pit crew prevailed in the face of adversity, despite losing a veteran tire changer just one month before […]

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    Field and format determined as ‘Clash’ returns to Daytona

    December 1, 2016

    By NASCAR (Las Vegasm NV) — Recently crowned seven-time NASCAR premier series champion Jimmie Johnson will join a star-studded elite field as NASCAR kicks off its 2017 season with The Clash at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. The annual season-opening event will be broadcast live on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio […]

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    Bryant Marsh crowned 2016 Sunoco Young Gun Champ

    December 1, 2016

    By Ben Shelton (Corinth, MS) — The 2016 season has been a trying one for 16-year-old, Bryant Marsh. The talented, young racer has battled adversity not only on the track, but also away from it as his family had to endure some serious health scares. Despite everything that Bryant had to face he persevered and […]

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    Entry list hits 70 for Snowball Derby

    November 30, 2016

    By Five Flags Speedway PR (Pensacola, FL) — Race fans, it’s finally here. Snowball Derby Week is officially upon us. The 49th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida is just days away, which means it’s time to take a look at the entry list for the biggest asphalt short track race […]

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    Saldana joins new Stenhouse-Wood team for 2017

    November 29, 2016

    By Spire Sports + Entertainment (Brownsburg, IN) — Sprint car veteran and 99-time World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series winner Joey Saldana has found a new home for the 2017 racing season. Saldana will drive the Elk Grove Ford/Roth Investments No. 17 for the newly-formed Stenhouse Jr.-Wood Racing team. Owned by NASCAR driver Ricky […]