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Alan Gustafson feeling confident heading into rest of season

On Sunday, history was made as Jeff Gordon scored his fifth Indianapolis Motor Speedway victory. While it marked Gordon’s fifth victory, it marked Gustafson’s first visit to Indianapolis victory lane as a crew chief – and for that reason, it meant a lot to the Florida native. “I think Indy demands the best of everything,” Gustafson said. “You have to have a great car...
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Spira Racing – Post Race Update #2014-19 – July 26, 2014 Sunset Speedway

The Spira/Gunk Race Team gathered at the shop to depart for the first of two, back to back races of the weekend at Sunset Speedway. All four drivers would attend the second and final Home and Home series as Sauble Speedway cars would travel to Sunset. It looked like Jake was not going to make it to the track as his father, (Wade) had made a trip to the hospital at 4:30am to find...
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IF YOU MISSED IT: INDYCAR CONFERENCE CALL WITH ED CARPENTER, MIKE CONWAY AND SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS

Earlier today, Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Mike Conway and Sebastien Bourdais along with Verizon IndyCar Series team owner/driver Ed Carpenterparticipated in an INDYCAR Conference Call to preview the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Selected quotes from the availability are below.   Q. Mike, Coming off a win at Toronto and successful test last week at...
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Mike Bliss, No. 19 TriStar Motorsports Camry Pre-Race Report Iowa Speedway

Looking for Redemption in “the American Heartland”: After finishing 22nd this past weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Mike Bliss is looking forward to returning to Iowa Speedway this weekend. In his nine previous starts at the speedway, Bliss has one top-10 finish and has an average starting position of 19.4 and an average finishing position of 17.9. Earlier this season...
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Hal Martin, No. 44 American Custom Yachts Camry Pre-Race Report Iowa Speedway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   The “Ragin Cajun” is Back at Iowa Speedway: Hal Martin is back behind the wheel of the No. 44 American Custom Yachts Camry this weekend at Iowa Speedway. This will be Martin’s second race with TriStar Motorsports this season and his second career start at the Speedway. Earlier this season, Martin started 27th and finished in the 26th position. Martin...
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Farm Rich and Ragan Partner in Home State

Ga.-Based Brand and Atlanta Track Offer Ultimate Fan Giveaway STATESVILLE, N.C. (July 30, 2014) - Farm Rich will go NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing once again, returning to David Ragan’s No. 34 Ford in the company’s and the driver’s home state. The frozen snacks and appetizers brand will be the primary sponsor of David Ragan’s Ford Fusion at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway on...
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Spira Racing Post Race Update #2014-20 – July 27, 2014 Sunset Speedway

The Spira/Artik Ice Team returned to Sunset Speedway for a 35 lap Invitational, following the Home and Home Series with Sauble Speedway the previous day, however Scott did not make the trip to the speedway. Billy had the duty of driving Steve Laking’s truck to bring Jake to the track as Wade would be out of commission for awhile with pneumonia. Although there was less cars...
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Eric McClure, No. 14 Hefty®/Reynolds Wrap® Camry Pre-Race Report Iowa Speedway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eric McClure ready to take on the “Corn State”: Eric McClure will make his eighth start at Iowa Speedway under the lights on Saturday night. McClure’s best finish in Iowa came back in the spring of 2013, when he brought home an 18th place finish. After last weekend’s finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, McClure is looking for redemption in the...
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Kenny Wallace No. 29 U.S. Cellular Toyota Camry Event Preview Fact Sheet

Event/Date: U.S. Cellular 250 - August 2, 2014 Venue: Iowa Speedway News & Notes: This Week’s U.S. Cellular Toyota … Wallace will pilot RAB Racing chassis No. 42 inSaturday’s U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. Wallace Returns … Thanks to the support of U.S. Cellular, Wallace will return to the seat of RAB Racing’s No. 29 Toyota Camry. This race marks Wallace’s...
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Mike Wheeler to fill in for Darian Grubb at Joe Gibbs Racing

Following the suspension levied down by NASCAR, Joe Gibbs Racing has announced that Mike Wheeler will be the intern crew chief. Wheeler is currently the lead engineer on the No. 11 FedEx Toyota, having been with Joe Gibbs Racing since 2002. A Graduate of Kettering University, Wheeler will hope to keep the No. 11 team on track to keep them in the top 30 in points so they can qualify...
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Greg Ives to crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2015

Hendrick Motorsports announced on Wednesday that Greg Ives will crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 Sprint Cup Series team beginning in 2015. Current crew chief Steve LeTarte is leaving at the end of the season for a broadcast opportunity with NBC Sports as he puts more focus back on his family. “Greg was our number-one choice,” Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick...
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Andrew Gresel Keeps Winning Streak Alive At Midas Of Orangeville 50

Location: Sauble Speedway July 27, 2014 Presenting Sponsor: Midas of Orangeville What won the race: #07 Todd Campbell lead the field to green and lead for the first seven laps of the feature. Defending event winner #81 of Andrew Gresel took command of the fifty lap event on lap eight and went on to pick up the feature win. #22 of Glenn Watson post a couple of late race challenges...
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Rick Woolner Memorial Goes To Gary McLean At Sauble Speedway

Location: Sauble Speedway July 27, 2014 What Won the race: Hanover Holiday Rookie of the Year contender #99 Drew Stieler and #88 Ryan Dick lead the seventeen car field to the green for the 50 lap feature event. Fourth starting #8 of Gary Mclean quickly moved to the front of the field on lap three and went on to pick up another Rick Woolner Memorial win for his team. This is the...
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CONSISTENT CRAFTON LOOKING FOR REDEMPTION AT POCONO

Sandusky, OH (July 29, 2014) – For the third time this year, Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Rip It Energy Fuel/Menards Toyota Tundra, is on the outside looking in on the chase for the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver championship heading into Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. The defending series champion now sits second, a mere...
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SAUTER HOPING FOR POCONO UPSWING IN 2014

Sandusky, OH (July 29, 2014) - Johnny Sauter, driver of the No. 98 Nextant Aerospace/Curb Records Toyota Tundra, has numerous tracks on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule that he excels at – Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, the site of Saturday night’s Pocono Mountains 150 has not been one of them. Sauter’s Average Finish across four career starts at the ...
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BURTON LOOKING TO BUILD ON ELDORA MOMENTUM AT THE TRICKY TRIANGLE

Sandusky, OH (July 29, 2014) - Following a notable run in last week’s Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, which included a season-best second-place start and a track-best seventh-place finish, Jeb Burton and the No. 13 Estes team look forward to building on their momentum heading into Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. The second-generation...
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34 Scheme Promotes National Root Beer Float Day

A&W® Offers Free Floats, Encourages Donations to Wounded Warrior Project®   STATESVILLE, N.C. (July 29, 2014) - You might not recognize National Root Beer Float Day as a patriotic holiday, but A&W All American Food and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan are teaming up to make sure it is. A&W is giving out free Root Beer Floats on Aug. 6, National...
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Gilliland: Go Backwards at Pocono

Driver Says Turn 3 Is Most Critical on Tricky Triangle STATESVILLE, JULY 29, 2014 – David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Long John Silver’s Ford, comments on racing at Pocono Raceway: “Our car at Pocono a few weeks back was pretty good. We had decent speed and overall felt pretty good about it. And we felt like we learned some good things. A lot of teams tested up there and...
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Rookie Driver Justin Allison Returns to Pocono Raceway

(Mooresville, NC – July 29, 2014)  As the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards makes its second stop at Pocono Raceway in the 2014 season, Team BCR’s driver, Justin Allison will have another chance at capturing his first victory. Allison topped the leaderboards during the afternoon session at the Pocono ARCA Racing Series open test in June. The SCOTT Rookie Driver continued...
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RAB Racing NNS Event Preview: Iowa Speedway

Iowa, Round Two…James Buescher and the No. 99 Ruud team head to Iowa Speedway for their second and final stop of the 2014 season. Iowa Speedway is a track that Buescher has typically excelled at in the past. Buescher has two previous NASCAR Nationwide Series starts  at the 0.875-mile oval and seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts including a victory that came in the...
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U.S. Cellular Returns to Iowa Speedway with RAB Racing & Kenny Wallace

CONCORD, NC, July 29, 2014 - The NASCAR Nationwide Series’ second race at Iowa Speedway on August 2nd will feature some familiar names and sponsors.   U.S. Cellular continues its partnership with Iowa Speedway by serving as title sponsor of the U.S. Cellular 250 for a sixth consecutive year and its partnership with RAB Racing with Brack Maggard as the primary sponsor of the...
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Dale Shaw Picks Up Win in APC 100 At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – Round Four of the APC Six-Pack Challenge for Flamboro/Delaware Late Models was the main event this past Saturday at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway.Rain delayed the start of racing action but 17 eager Late Model drivers were raring and ready to go. The Thunder Cars had the night off after completing in the fourth round of their APC Six-Pack Challenge last...
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Denny Hamlin and No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team penalized following Indianapolis race

NASCAR announced on Tuesday that the No. 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team of Joe Gibbs Racing has been penalized for a rule infraction that was found during post-race inspection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this past weekend. NASCAR has suspended crew chief Darian Grubb and car chief Wesley Sherrill for the next six races and placed both on NASCAR probation for the next six months...
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Bubba Pollard Wins SSS Pepsi 125 from the Pole, Takes Control of Championship Battle

IRVINGTON, Ala. (April 26, 2014) – Falling to second in the points standings after a disappointing finish at Gresham Motorsports Park two weeks ago, Bubba Pollard circled this weekend’s gulf coast doubleheader as an opportunity to rebound. Following points leader Anderson Bowen’s disappointing result Friday night at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, the championship complexion...
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Steckly Wins in Dominant Fashion at Autodrome St. Eustache

Steckly brought his 22 Racing/Canadian Tire Dodge to Autodrome St. Eustache with one thing in mind and that was to get their first win of 2014.  He did that by winning in a dominant way and continued his string of top finishes at this .4 mile flat oval. In six starts at Autodrome St. Eustache, Steckly has not finished outside the top four, with four wins, a second and a fourth place...
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