DIRT: Rico Abreu Earns Back-to-Back Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Titles

TULSA, Okla. (January 16, 2016) For the second time in as many years, the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire was ruled over by California’s Rico Abreu, who wheeled the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 97 to victory in the 30th edition of the Chili Bowl. With a packed house of nearly 20,000 in attendance at the River Spirit Expo Center, the chant of “Rico, Rico”...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

INDYCAR News and Notes — Jan. 18, 2016

1. Pagenaud looks forward to Grand Prix of Boston 2. Clauson finishes close second in 30th Chili Bowl 3. Indy 500 veteran Harkey dies at age 85 4. Nuptials for Plowman in Florida 1. Pagenaud looks forward to Grand Prix of Boston: Simon Pagenaud had his first encounter with a pair of Boston sporting venues over the weekend – the track layout for the upcoming Grand Prix of Boston...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rico Abreu's incredible victory celebration is a must-see

Rico Abreu's drive to a second consecutive win in the Chili Bowl Nationals midget car race was impressive in and of itself, but the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver's victory celebration was certainly a must-see.After besting Bryan Clauson for the victory, Abreu performed one of the most impressive series of celebratory donuts seen in quite some time. Take a look at the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rico Abreu earns second straight Chili Bowl Nationals win

The last few days have been very kind to NASCAR Next member Rico Abreu. The 4-feet, 4-inch tall driver landed a full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ride with ThorSport Racing on Friday, and Saturday night he scored a big win in one of the most prestigious midget car races in the country. Driving the No. 97 owned by Keith Kuntz, Abreu had a hard-fought battle with midget...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Abreu's late pass leads to second straight Chili Bowl win

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Rico Abreu passed Bryan Clauson late in the race for his second straight Chili Bowl victory Saturday night. The 4-foot-4, 23-year-old former USAC Midget car champion passed Clausen with 10 laps remaining to win the prestigious dirt track race. Abreu announced plans to race full time on the NASCAR Truck Series this season Friday. He was fifth in the K&N East...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson Becomes First Multiple Winner At Winter Heat

Kyle “Young Money” Larson, seemed somewhat surprised at his margin of victory Saturday night at Cocopah Speedway.  When the checkered flag flew, the future star of NASCAR, had nearly a full straight-away lead over the second place sprinter, and grabbed his second victory in the Winter Heat Sprint Car Sprint Car Showdown,  That makes him the first driver to score multiple victories...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. scores big USAC Midget win over Bryan Clauson

The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was not too kind to Roush Fenway Racing's Ricky Stenhouse Jr., but the former XFINITY Series champion was able to celebrate a victory before the end of the calendar year.While other drivers are enjoying downtime during the NASCAR offseason, Stenhouse went back to his roots to compete in the Junior Knepper 55 USAC Midget event at the Southern...
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Conor Daly, Bryan Clauson to Drive for Dale Coyne Racing in 2016

Dale Coyne Racing announced on Friday, December 11 that Conor Daly will run all 16 Verizon IndyCar Series events behind the wheel of the No. 18 Honda in 2016. “It’s an amazing thing to think that I actually get to prepare for races before the weekend,” the 23-year-old said. “I haven’t actually competed in a full season of racing since 2013. There was a really scary time...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

World of Outlaws prep for season finale, Dusty Zomer wins first night

The World of Outlaws are hosting the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC this weekend. In the first of two nights of racing on Friday, Dusty Zomer scored his first-career WoO victory. The Sioux Falls, ND native came from the sixth starting spot, leading the final 8 laps and held off Greg Hodnett on his way to the checkered flag...
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November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryan Clauson dominates Belleville Midget Nationals

Bryan Clauson scored a wire-to-wire victory winning the 38th annual Belleville Midget Nationals, Saturday Night at the Belleville High Banks. The victory for Clauson was his third, joining Jerry Coons Jr. as the only three-time winner of the event sanctioned by the USAC Honda National Dirt Midget Series. Clauson jumped into the lead at the start of the outside front row, leading...
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August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

USAC: Large purse set for Belleville Midget Nationals events

Posted purses of nearly $120,000 for five divisions, highlight three days of nationally sanctioned auto racing events during the North Central Kansas Free Fair at the Belleville High Banks on July 30-August 1. The main event of focus will be the “The 38th annual Belleville Midget Nationals”, one of midget auto racing’s crown jewel events, featuring the USAC Honda National Midget...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Indy 500 Media Day at IMS

Troy Lee of Troy Lee Designs has been painting custom helmets “For the World’s Fastest Racers” for 33 years. He says he was thrilled to do the artwork for the Indy 500 and Grand Prix programs this year. Media day for the Indianapolis 500 is always fun. You get to chat with the drivers about anything you want. And it proves to be pretty entertaining, especially if you’re...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Bryan Clauson to Do Indiana “Double” for Indy 500

Avondale, LA- During last year’s Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Bryan Clauson was able to secure a ride for the 2015 Indianapolis 500. On Fast Friday last year, Byrd Racing announced...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss


Verizon IndyCar Series Headlines:   1. ABC Supply to title Pocono race  2. Montoya comes full circle at St. Petersburg  3. Inside the box score – Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 4. Of note:         • Castroneves takes spin with Detroit Pistons         • Bourdais logs best start at St. Pete         • Show car on display at Long Beach Airport    ...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rico Abreu wins 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Typically at the end of a race, the winning driver is usually the only one happy. All the time and effort that goes into preparing for the event, advancing through the rounds, and outlasting your competition, that's what makes a driver stand out and celebrate in Victory Lane at the end of the day. During the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Okla. this weekend...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

CBN: Record High Entry List Highlights 29th Chili Bowl in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — It’s the time of the year when everyone starts to have race withdrawal. This year there has been a little relief with the Winter Heat Series in Arizona to see some fire breathing sprint cars racing on a 3/8’s mile track. But the biggest event in off-season racing is coming up this next week. The 29th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl. This race is king of the midget...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WoO: Brown Breaks Through For First World of Outlaws Win

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Brian Brown has long been tagged as the heir apparent to a future FVP Knoxville Nationals title, but he also was lacking a victory in a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars sanctioned event. Well after Thursday night, the latter of those tags has been erased from the needs list as the veteran Knoxville Raceway regular outlasted a game Sam Hafertepe Jr. to claim...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan Access adds to 1-800-CAR-CASH Mudsummer Classic experience

Fans attending the 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic, the second running of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) only event on dirt, will experience even more access to the drivers, teams and trucks on Tuesday and Wednesday (July 22 & 23) at Eldora Speedway. Tuesday afternoon (July 22), the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Garage Area will be open to Wednesday ticket...


Today’s IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines:        Win at Belle Isle was turning point for Pagenaud in breakout season        KVSH Racing, Jonathan Byrd’s Racing partner for 2015 Indy 500        Of note 1. Win at Belle Isle was turning point for Pagenaud in breakout season: Simon Pagenaud recalls the final two laps of the 2013 Chevrolet Indy...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Jonathan Byrd Racing to Returning to Indy in 2015 with Bryan Clauson

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- The Jonathan Byrd Racing team is a very well known organization at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The red/white colored car has been around the famed 2.5-mile track since 1985. Unfortunately, even with all the history of the family and the team, they haven’t raced at Indy since 2005. But, the family announced last month that they were attempting...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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