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    Sunday’s Lucas Oil Late Model event at 201 Speedway Canceled

    July 5, 2015

    By Lucas Oil Late Model Series PR (Sitka, KY) — Sunday night’s Bob Miller Memorial at 201 Speedway has been canceled. Early morning showers and the forecast for continued rain throughout the day has forced Speedway and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials to cancel the event. The LOLMDS will head to Tri-City Speedway […]

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    Lee Jacobs and Ryan Smith earn Mercer UNOH All Star Victories

    July 5, 2015

    By Tyler Altmeyer, All Star Circuit of Champions  (Mercer, PA) —  The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions invaded western Pennsylvania for two days during the Independence Day weekend; kicking off a their three-race holiday swing with two nights of competition at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. It was the second time in […]

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    Gardner claims USAC/CRA ‘Firecracker 40′ at Perris

    July 5, 2015

    By USAC PR (Perris, CA) — Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. wheeled his Mark Alexander Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike to victory in Saturday night’s “Firecracker 40” AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint race at Perris Auto Speedway. He ran down Richard Vander Weerd on lap 17 and led the last 24 laps to beat Vander […]

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    Earnhardt Jr. on pole at Daytona

    July 5, 2015

    By NASCAR.com (Daytona, Beach, FL) — Threatening weather canceled Saturday afternoon’s Coors Light Pole Qualifying at Daytona International Speedway, handing Dale Earnhardt Jr. the No. 1 starting spot for Sunday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Earnhardt, a three-time winner at the 2.5-mile track, will take the green flag first in Sunday’s Coke Zero 400 […]

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    Hagan, Massey lead NHRA nitro qualifying at Norwalk

    July 4, 2015

    By NHRA PR (NOrwalk, OH) — Defending Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan continued his recent hot streak by powering to the qualifying lead Friday under the lights at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Jonathan Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at […]

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    Rickie Gaunt wires USAC/CRA Sprints at Santa Maria

    July 4, 2015

    By Santa Maria, CA) — Rickie Gaunt of Torrance, Calif. scored an emotional victory in Friday night’s 30-lap “Doug Fort Memorial” AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint race at Santa Maria Raceway. He led all 30 laps in his Shawn McDonald Sander Engineering/Smiley Crane Sled/Don Ott machine to beat Richard Vander Weerd, Matt Mitchell, Damion Gardner and Austin […]

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    Keselowski triggers multi-car practice crash at Daytona

    July 4, 2015

    By Jeff Olson, NASCAR Wire Service (Daytona Beach, FL) — Kyle Busch’s time at Daytona in 2015 has been far from positive. It took another bad turn just nine minutes into Friday’s first Sprint Cup practice session. Competing at DIS for the first time since he crashed and broke a leg Feb. 21 during a […]

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    Solwold tops Fred Brownfield Classic opener

    July 4, 2015

    By Bryan Hulbert, Lucas Oil ASCS PR (Elma, WA) — For the third time in four nights of racing in the Pacific Northwest, Burlington, Washington’s Jason Solwold stood in Victory Lane with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network; topping the opening night of the Fred Brownfield Classic presented […]

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    Cockrum wins ‘Sumar Classic’ at Terre Haute

    July 3, 2015

    By USAC PR (Terre Haute, IN) — Shane Cockrum survived a late-race challenge and used a little luck to hold on for Thursday night’s “Sumar Classic” win at the Terre Haute Action Track. After capturing his first Silver Crown Series win last fall at Du Quoin, Illinois, Cockrum led most of the night’s 100-lap feature only to […]

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    Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown preparing to follow successful debut

    July 3, 2015

    By Shawn Miller, Inside Line Promotions (Somerton, AZ) – As the midpoint of the 2015 season arrives plans are going into effect for the newest marquee event of the offseason. The second edition of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, which is a prominent 410ci sprint car event that debuted at Cocopah Speedway in 2015, […]

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    Peter Clifford named President of NHRA

    July 2, 2015

    By NHRA (Glendora, CA) — The National Hot Rod Association have announced that Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, has been promoted to president. Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president. Dallas Gardner, Chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, made […]

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    Schatz mounts winning charge at Lakeside

    July 2, 2015

    By Aaron Fiedler, WOO Sprint Series PR (Kansas City, KS) — If Donny Schatz has a point to prove, it is that it does not matter where he starts, he will always be a threat to win. He certainly did that Wednesday night at the O’Reilly Auto Parts presents the Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway where, after charging […]

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    NASCAR begins run with NBC this weekend at Daytona

    July 2, 2015

    By NASCAR (Daytona Beach, FL) — The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series makes its triumphant return to NBC on Sunday, July 5 with the broadcast of the Coke Zero 400 presented by Coca-Cola. Coverage starts with the pre-race show at 7 p.m. ET and the race broadcast begins at 7:45 p.m. ET. Rick Allen (play-by-play), 21-time […]

  • UNOH All Stars set for full slate during Independence Day Weekend

    July 2, 2015

    By Tyler Altmeyer, All Star Sprints PR (Indianapolis, IN) –  After spending a week on the road in the state of Ohio, the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will move ahead and continue their 2015 campaign with three full nights of open wheel competition during the upcoming Independence Day weekend. The UNOH All Stars will […]