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    Team Penske sweeps top four IndyCar starting positions at St. Petersburg

    March 29, 2015

    By IndyCar PR (St. Petersburg, FL) — Team Penske swept the top four positions in the Firestone Fast Six, led by Verizon P1 Award winner Will Power, during qualifications for Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion recorded a lap of 1 minute, 0.6931 of […]

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    Logano on pole at Martinsville

    March 28, 2015

    By Reid Spencer (Martinsville, VA) — For last year’s spring race at Martinsville Speedway, Joey Logano set a track record during qualifying but didn’t win the pole. On Friday at the paper-clip-shaped track, Logano reversed the outcome. Though he failed to match his record of 100.201 mph, he saved his best lap for the final […]

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    Persistent rain foils Friday NHRA Qualifying at Charlotte

    March 28, 2015

    By NHRA (Concord, NC) — Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s racing at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Rain started in the morning and scattered showers and mist fell throughout the day at zMAX Dragway. Racing is scheduled to begin on Saturday with sportsman qualifying and time trials at 8 a.m. Two NHRA […]

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    Power leads opening day IndyCar practice at St. Pete

    March 28, 2015

    By IndyCar PR (St. Petersburg, FL) — Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power kicked off the “aero era” by recording the quickest lap time in Friday’s initial practice session for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Power’s lap of 1 minute, 1.4709 seconds in the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet breezed […]

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    Earl Baltes 1921-2015

    March 27, 2015

    Earl Baltes, 93, of New Weston, Ohio, passed away, Monday, March 23, 2015 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. He was born April 27, 1921 in Versailles, Ohio, son of the late Leroy and Ellie (Frantz) Baltes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Nicholas, Ralph, and James Baltes; […]

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    McMahan returns home to Silver Dollar and Antioch

    March 27, 2015

    By Aaron Fiedler, WOO Sprint Series PR (Concord, NC) — These days World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver Paul McMahan calls Nashville, Tenn. home but make no mistake, the CJB Motorsports driver is a California native who cut his teeth on tracks throughout the Golden State. “It’s where I grew up, all my family […]

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    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to action this weekend at Martinsville

    March 27, 2015

    By NASCAR (Martinsville, VA) — For the last four years, Kyle Busch Motorsports has been a fixture in Victory Lane at Martinsville Speedway. The Mooresville-based racing team has won one race each season at “The Paperclip” from 2011-14 (Denny Hamlin, 2011-12; Darrell Wallace Jr., 2013-14). Each of those races was in the fall though; none […]

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    Chase Elliott ready for Sprint Cup Series debut at Martinsville

    March 26, 2015

    By NASCAR PR (Martinsville, VA) — Reigning NASCAR XFINITY Series champion Chase Elliott starts his ‘Jeff Gordon Replacement’ march this Sunday at Martinsville, driving the No. 25 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. It’ll be the first of five races in 2015 before hopping in the No. 24 Chevrolet fulltime in 2016 (his other races this season […]

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    Saturday’s All Star season opener at Atomic cancelled due to below freezing temps

    March 26, 2015

    By All Star PR (Indianapolis, IN) — The All Star Circuit of Champions season opening points event set for March 28th at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio has been canceled. Forecasted rain for the next two days and below freezing temperatures on race day caused officials to cancel the event. “We are chomping at the […]

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    King of America V this week at Humboldt Speedway

    March 25, 2015

    By USMTS PR (Humboldt, KS) — The nation’s elite open-wheel dirt modified drivers will descend on the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., for the fifth straight year for the King of America V presented by Chix Gear on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 26-28. Last month, the USMTS forged an agreement with MAVTV to televise […]

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    Outlaws invade Antioch Speedway

    March 25, 2015

    By Aaron Fiedler, WOO Sprint Series PR (Antioch, CA) — With it already being an immensely entertaining start to the season the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series rolls into Antioch Speedway this Sunday evening March 29 for the sixth ever appearance at the always action packed bullring. Last year’s event produced the closest finish […]

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    Menards extends ARCA support for seventh straight year

    March 25, 2015

    By ARCA (Toledo, OH) — Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) and Menards Inc. announced today that the Wisconsin-based home improvement retailer will once again serve as the presenting sponsor of the ARCA Racings Series, as well sponsor the Menards 200 event at Toledo Speedway. Menards 200 Logo “Menards has been a […]

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    Hank Arnold Memorial Saturday at CSP

    March 25, 2015

    By Lonnie Wheatley (Peoria, AZ) — The action heats up Saturday night as the USAC Southwest non-wing Sprint Cars take to the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park for the annual running of the prestigious Hose Advantage Hank Arnold Memorial. Following an open practice session on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday’s card named for […]

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    USAC mourns passing of Earl Baltes

    March 25, 2015

    By USAC PR (Indianapolis, IN) — Earl Baltes, who was inducted into USAC’s Hall of Fame in 2013, has died at the age of 93. The builder of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio in 1954, his legacy will be one of accomplishment and integrity. “Earl and Eldora hold a special place for me,” says USAC […]