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  • DavenportCollinsMay26

    Davenport wins Cowboy Classic

    May 27, 2016

    By Lyndal Scranton (Wheatland, MO) — Jonathan Davenport picked right up where he left off at Lucas Oil Speedway. The Georgia driver dominated Thursday night’s “Cowboy Classic” as the 24th annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com weekend began. Davenport earned $6,000 for his seventh Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model victory of the season […]

  • SwansonSellersMay26

    Swanson claims record tying third straight Hoosier Hundred

    May 27, 2016

    By USAC PR (Indianapolis, IN) — Two-time and defending USAC Silver Crown champion Kody Swanson has been the beacon of excellence in the series over the past two-plus seasons, but on Saturday night, the Kingsburg, California native added yet another amazing feat on his ever-growing resume by etching his name in “Hoosier Hundred” lore, earning […]

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    Truex Jr. earns Coca-Cola 600 pole

    May 27, 2016

    By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service (Concord, NC) — Martin Truex Jr. crashed a Ford party on Thursday night, winning the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (6 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio). With his team making adjustments to the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota throughout the qualifying […]

  • BallouNearpassMay25

    Ballou goes back-to-back at Tony Hulman Classic

    May 26, 2016

    By USAC PR (Terre Haute, IN) — Robert Ballou slid his way into the record books Wednesday night, surpassing A.J. Foyt and Roger McCluskey on the all-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car win list with his 24th career series win and becoming just the third driver in the 46-year history of the “Tony Hulman Classic” […]

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    2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame class revealed

    May 26, 2016

    By NASCAR (Daytona Beach, FL) — NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017. The five-person group – the eighth since the inception of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010 – consists of Richard Childress, Rick Hendrick, Mark Martin, Raymond Parks and Benny Parsons. In addition, […]

  • LucasOilSpeedwayBorkMay25

    Dirty dozen: 12 things to know about Show-Me 100

    May 26, 2016

    By Lyndal Scranton (Wheatland, MO) — It’s the weekend that dirt-track racing fans long ago circled on the calendar. Now it’s here. The 24th annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com begins its three-night run on Thursday at Lucas Oil Speedway. Here are 12 things to know before the engines fire up: Three nights, […]

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    Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Moves to September

    May 26, 2016

    By Ben Shelton (Columbia, MS) — The 2016 edition of the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 at Magnolia Motor Speedway is moving from early October to September 22-24. “For whatever reason it just seems like this year that everybody in the Dirt Late Model world wants to have a big show the weekend of October […]

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    Midwest Sheet Metal offers Show-Me Challenge

    May 26, 2016

    By Lucas Oil Late Model Series PR (Waycross, GA) — For the fourth straight year, the Midwest Sheet Metal Challenge will return as a key part of the Show-Me 100 weekend. The 4th Annual Midwest Sheet Metal Challenge will provide a last-chance opportunity for drivers failing to nail down a coveted starting spot in Saturday’s […]

  • HaudenschildKemmenahSprintCarNewsMay25

    All Star Circuit of Champions head to Attica and Wayne County

    May 26, 2016

    By Tyler Altmeyer, All Star PR ( Indianapolis, IN) — For the second time in 2016, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make their presence known in northern Ohio, revisiting Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway for a pair of $5,000-to-win programs. The Memorial Day weekend doubleheader will activate officially on […]

  • PittmanKahneMay24

    Pittman rallies to win Jersey Outlaw Classic

    May 25, 2016

    By Jordan Morris, WOO Sprint Series PR (New Egypt, NJ) — It wasn’t easy, but 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series champion Daryn Pittman managed to charge his way from the third starting position to claim his fourth Jersey Outlaw Classic win in-a-row on Tuesday night at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway. Pittman, who won this […]

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    It’s Show-Me 100 Week at Lucas Oil Speedway

    May 25, 2016

    By Lucas Oil Late Model Series PR (Wheatland, MO) — As the 24th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 – Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com approaches, anticipation is high for the bigger, richer format of the crown jewel event, which will be held at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. This blockbuster weekend, which is co-sanctioned with the […]

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    Tuesday Night’s Lucas Oil Late Model event at I-80 canceled

    May 24, 2016

    Tuesday night’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned, GO 50 at I-80 Speedway has been canceled. With the forecast for continued rain on an already heavily saturated track and facility, Speedway and Series officials have been forced to cancel the event. Anyone who purchased advanced tickets to the GO 50 can receive a refund, or […]

  • NewgardenMathewsIndyCarMay23

    Newgarden leads busiest Indy 500 practice this month

    May 24, 2016

    By IndyCar PR (Indianapolis, IN) — The drivers qualified for this year’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil got a taste for the upcoming race in practice today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. All 33 entries turned laps in the 3.5-hour session scheduled for the same time of day as the […]

  • NHRATopekaWinnersMay22

    Kalitta, Hagan, Line score at Heartland Park Topeka

    May 23, 2016

    By NHRA (Topeka, KS) — Doug Kalitta raced to his third consecutive Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday and had to navigate Heartland Park Topeka’s dragstrip in an ill-handling racecar to turn on the win light in the final round at the NHRA Kansas Nationals. Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) […]