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NCWTS: Ryan Blaney Scores Pole for Lucas Oil 200

In NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying, it’d be Ryan Blaney topping the charts with a lap of 22.718 seconds. The Lucas Oil 200 this weekend marks his first race behind the wheel of a truck this season after finishing third in points last year. Erik Jones was second quickest as he looks to snatch up a win this week after coming oh so close over the past two weeks. Defending...
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NSCS: Jimmie Johnson Tops FedEx 400 Practice Chart at Dover International Speedway

In the first practice for the FedEx 400, it’d be Jimmie Johnson topping the practice charts with a lap of 21.969 seconds. Johnson is hoping to bounce back following a disappointing run at Charlotte Motor Speedway that saw him make contact with the wall and fall out of contention early in the event. Johnson leads active drivers with nine wins at Dover International Speedway. Denny...
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VICS: Belle Isle’s track record in sight of 23 drivers

DETROIT — Takuma Sato’s year-old track record is likely to fall, weather permitting, this afternoon during knockout qualifications for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans on the 2.35-mile, 14-turn street circuit on Belle Isle. Ten Verizon IndyCar Series drivers were within one second of the 1-minute, 16.1371-second standard laid down by the AJ Foyt...
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NXS: Brothers Ty Dillon and Austin Dillon Lead Buckle Up 200 Practice at Dover

On Friday afternoon at Dover International Speedway, it’d be a pair of brothers leading the practice with Ty Dillon leading the first session, while older brother Austin Dillon led the second session. Ty Dillon was quickest in the first session with a lap of 22.78 seconds as he looks for his best finish possible to gain as many points as possible on points leader Chris Buescher...
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PREVIEW: Hoosier OSCAAR Modifieds at Flamboro Speedway

For the second time under OSCAAR sanctioning, the Hoosier OSCAAR Modifieds are set to take to Flamboro Speedway in their fourth season of competition. Modified racing has always been part of Flamboro’s racing traditions, but adding the OSCAAR element can only mean that the action will be kicked up a notch. The inaugural event in 2013 for OSCAAR at Flamboro saw Brian McLean got...
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ST: Five Things You Need To Know – Signs of Innovation Mighty Minis

Each day of the week, the column will highlight a division, highlighting five drivers and mentioning things that you should know going into the next week of racing.   While the Graham Landscape Mini Stocks are known as the quickest four cylinders and normally the focus, the Signs of Innovation Mighty Minis should not be left out of the discussion. This is a division that is made...
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PREVIEW: TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Chevrolet Sports Car Classic At Detroit

Numbers are significantly down this year at the Raceway at Belle Isle, as only 24 teams are scheduled to compete in Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic. However, that is far from tagging the fifth round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship as a watered down prequel to next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Although the GT Le Mans division is absent due to multiple teams...
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DIRT: Tracy Hines in Action with USAC Midgets for a Pair of Races at Plymouth

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—May 28, 2015— A little bit has changed since Tracy Hines raced at Plymouth Speedway in Indiana in 2012. For starters, the track converted from pavement to dirt. Also, the configuration was shortened a bit, as the track now measures about a three-eighths-mile. Hines will take to the dirt surface at the Northern Indiana oval this weekend for the second and third...
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ST: Weekend Preview: Trevor Collver Delaware Speedway Super Stock #1

May 28, 2015   (Lucan ON) Every racer looks at a new season with optimism and a clean slate.  No truer words could be spoken for 20 year old Super Stock driver Trevor Collver.   The off season was a busy one for Collver. The TCM team spent the entire off season completely rebuilding his #1 Camaro.  The crew had the car down right to the bare chassis and re fabricated and rebuilt...
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VICS: Honda Indy Toronto announces new sponsorship agreement with Cooper Tire

TORONTO, ON, May 28, 2015 — Organizers of the Honda Indy Toronto today announced that Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has signed an agreement to become the official tire of the event and will have an extensive interactive fan zone during the annual racing festival, June 12-14.   Cooper adds the Honda Indy Toronto to its list of high-profile race sponsorships, which also includes...
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VICS: Taylor Swift to rides with Kanaan at Belle Isle

Taylor Swift will be at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans. At least her image will be on the No. 10 Taylor Swift Big Machine Records Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams Chevrolet driven by Tony Kanaan on May 30 and 31. And, who knows, maybe the multiple Grammy Award winner will make an appearance at the Belle Isle circuit before her concert May 30 at Ford...
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PR: POCONO AND UNIQUE PRETZELS EXTEND PARTNERSHIP

ONG POND, PA (May 26, 2015) – Pocono Raceway, one of the most ‘unique’ superspeedways in motorsports, and Unique Pretzels, the original producers of a split-open pretzel, have agreed to a multi-year extension of their existing partnership. Unique will continue to serve as the “Official Pretzel of Pocono Raceway” with their products available for race fans at multiple concession...
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NSCS: Three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teams Receive Penalties From Event At Charlotte Motor Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 27, 2015) — Three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams have been penalized following last week’s event at Charlotte Motor Speedway.   The No. 1 team has been penalized for an infraction occurring during pre-qualifying inspection May 21. The right rear quarter panel wheel opening was modified after qualifying inspection.   The infraction is a P2 level penalty...
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NSCS: Adam Sandler to Serve as Grand Marshal

Mega movie star Adam Sandler will return home on July 19 when he serves as the special 25th Anniversary Grand Marshal for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Sandler, a native of Manchester, N.H., will star in this summer’s action comedy “Pixels”, which will hit theaters July 24. New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials made the Sandler announcement...
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SST: Stadium SUPER Trucks To Race At The Gold Coast 600

The Stadium SUPER Trucks return to Australia for the 2015 Castrol Gold Coast 600, October 23-25. It’s the biggest racing import since the days of ‘Indy’ with Robby Gordon’s spectacular stadium trucks being shipped from the US to the Gold Coast. The stadium trucks were a crowd sensation at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide which resulted in one of the biggest attendances in history...
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NCWTS: Erik Jones Leads Lucas Oil 200 Practice at Dover International Speedway

At the end of the only practice for the Lucas Oil 200, it’d be Erik Jones topping the charts with a lap of 23.094 seconds. This year’s event marks the first trip for Jones to Dover International Speedway as he tackles the full schedule for Kyle Busch Motorsports. So far this year, he sits second in points with four top-10 finishes. Cole Custer was second quickest as he looks...
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EXCLUSIVE: Nick Tooley Looking for Strong, Competitive Super Stock Season

Entering his third season of competition at Sunset Speedway, Nick Tooley is looking to have a solid season in continuing to make his way closer to the front of the field. “It’s been going good so far,” he commented. “We’ve had our ups and downs. Other than that, we’ve been working on the car and by the end of this season, we will definitely be up there.” He kicked off...
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EXCLUSIVE: Marvin Freiburger Set for Busy Season of Late Model Competition

Entering a new season of late model competition in Ontario, Marvin Freiburger has a full plate on his hands. The veteran driver has set out plans to run Sauble Speedway’s Limited Late Model schedule, as well as the full APC Auto Parts United Late Models of Ontario Tour presented by Grisdales Racing Products with his Pro Late Model. This past weekend at Sunset Speedway was the first...
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ST: Five Things You Need To Know – Graham Landscape Mini Stocks

Each day of the week, the column will highlight a division, highlighting five drivers and mentioning things that you should know going into the next week of racing. Each year, it seems the competitive nature of the Graham Landscape Mini Stock division at Sunset Speedway kicks it up a notch. This season so far seems to be no exception to the rule as each event has featured three,...
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ST: Wickett and Collison Big Winners At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – Another exciting night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway and although still early things are starting to heat up, both on and off track. The first 2015 appearance by the Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets, celebrating their 50th season and some fireworks in the second Pure Stock feature were definitely what was on everybody’s mind here Saturday night....
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VICS: Chevrolet Duel in Detroit Preview

With the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 now in the memory books, the Verizon IndyCar Series rolls into the remainder of the 2015 campaign with its only doubleheader weekend event next on the docket. After hosting as many as three doubleheader weekends during a season (Detroit, Houston, Toronto), there is now just one with the Chevrolet Duel in Detroit at the Raceway at Belle...
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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes – Dover International Speedway

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes RACE SETUP Race: FedEx 400 benefitting Autism Speaks – 400 laps (400 Miles) #FedEx400 Track: Dover International Speedway (1-mile concrete oval) @MonsterMile Drivers: @jamiemcmurray, @KyleLarsonRacin Cars: No. 1 McDonald’s/Cessna Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS Television: Sunday, May 31 FOX (1:00 p.m. ET) Social:...
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NXS: McClure Ready to Reacquaint Himself with Dover International Speedway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hello Old Friend: After a 30th place finish in Charlotte, Eric McClure is ready to reacquaint himself with Dover International Speedway. McClure has not laid eyes on the track coined the Monster Mile in two years. With his last start being in 2013, McClure is intrigued with what the one-mile concrete oval has in store for him. Saturday’s Buckle Up 200 will...
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NCWTS: SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Race Preview NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes

Event:        Lucas Oil 200 Date:        Friday, May 29, 2015 Venue:        Dover (Del.) International Speedway SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at Dover International Speedway … This weekend will mark SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1-mile track. John Hunter Nemechek posted a team...
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VICS: INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – May 27, 2015

Verizon IndyCar Series Headlines: 1. If you missed it: Conor Daly teleconference 2. More upgrades made to Belle Isle course 3. Coyne names Vautier, Gonzalez for Belle Isle 4. Of note 1. If you missed it: Conor Daly teleconference: Verizon IndyCar Series driver Conor Daly was the guest on the Verizon IndyCar Series media teleconference to discuss the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented...
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