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Chip Ganassi Racing’s early season results could be cause for concern

While things have been going great for Chip Ganssi on the NASCAR side with Kyle Larson so far this year, there may be cause for concern for the car owner with Verizon IndyCar Series team. At St. Petersburg to open up the season, Scott Dixon finished in a quiet fourth after running inside the top 10 throughout the day. Tony Kanaan scored a sixth place finish after an even quieter...
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Canada’s Best Racing Team partners with Leafs and Steven Mathews

Joey McColm announced via Race Time Radio last Monday night that Canada’s Best Racing Team (CBRT) has formed some new partnerships with Parts Source, the Toronto Maple Leafs (TML) and Steven Mathews. McColm announced in February at the Canadian Motorsports Expo that he will be running the full 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series schedule for the first time since 2010. “We’ve had...
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NWSMT: Bunny Hop 150 Postponed; Makeup Date TBD

Rain, rain and more rain. Saturday’s Bunny Hop 150 at Caraway Speedway for the NASCAR WHELEN Southern Modified Tour was cancelled after overnight and continuous showers continued to pulverize the racing surface. This marks the second time this season that rain has forced competition to be suspended, an ironically, both rainouts occurred at Caraway. “I’m just frustrated that...
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Tracking the Short Tracks: Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup driver Tim Tolton

A racing veteran, Tim Tolton has competed in a variety of different forms of racing over the years from late models to outlaw modifieds to the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series. Heading into the season, Tolton is fully prepared to tackle yet another busy season of racing as he will be running full-time in the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series, as well as the majority of the Outlaw Modified...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Kennedy pleased with NASCAR Next Program; comfortable with pressure

Next weekend at Richmond International Raceway, NASCAR will be announcing the next generation of NASCAR Next superstars. The drivers announced as part of the program are promoted as the future of the sport to the fans and put through a series of marketing initiatives by sport officials. “I think the program has been great being in it the last year,” Kennedy commented. “It really...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gateway Motorsports Park to honor Past, Present, Future, and Fallen Linemen

Gateway Motorsports Park and MAKE Motorsports announced today that the Camping World  Truck Series event will be named the “Drivin’ for Linemen 200″. The race is meant to increase awareness of the Linemen of America and the electrical industry. “Gateway Motorsports Park is honored to be associated with the Fallen Linemen Organization and the International Lineman’s Museum...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Courtemanche Jr. to run full NASCAR Canadian Tire Series schedule

Ray Courtemanche Jr. announced officially earlier this month that he will run the full NASCAR Canadian Tire Series in 2014. Courtemanche ran a limited schedule in 2011 and 2012, before tackling the whole schedule in 2013. Courtemanche Jr. will be backed by La Cité de Mirabel Inc. for the second straight season. The Quebec native and business partner Daniel Proulx also announced...
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Darrell Wallace Jr. proud of experience with NASCAR Next Program

Next Friday at Richmond International Raceway, NASCAR will introduce their new group of NASCAR Next stars. NASCAR chooses a group of young individuals coming up the racing ranks that the fans should keep an eye on the future. Darrell Wallace Jr. was part of one of the previous classes while racing in the K&N Pro Series for Revolution Racing and says it was a memorable experience...
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Interview Central: Woody Pitkat Describes Thompson Pole

Tonight on a brand new edition of Interview Central we sat down in an one-on-one exclusive interview with Woody Pitkat to discuss his first career NASCAR WHELEN Modified Tour and his season outlook. He also explains to me how close he feels his team is to scoring their first triumph in the division. He expresses how much Bobby Santos deserves a ride in the NASCAR levels, in addition...
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Tracking the Short Tracks: Sunset Speedway Competitor Brandon McFerran

Last year, Brandon McFerran put together a solid season that was highlighted by four feature victories at Sunset Speedway. Coming into this year, McFerran plans on running the full Sunset Speedway schedule in search of his first Mini Stock Championship. As preparations continue for the new season, McFerran took some time out of his schedule to tackle our favourite list of 15 questions...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Pablo Montoya starting to get comfortable with return to IndyCar

In the second race of the season for the Verizon IndyCar Series, Juan Pablo Montoya posted a solid top-five finish of fouth. Montoya started the race in the 16th position, though was inside the top 10 by lap eight. His race hit a small snag at lap 27 when the yellow flew as Montoya pitted, resulting in Montoya having to start tail end of the field for the restart due to pitting when...
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Jimmie Johnson rebounds for top three finish at Darlington

When Jimmie Johnson qualified 26th for the Bojangles Southern 500, a lot of people were surprised based on Johnson’s past success at Darlington Raceway. “Qualifying is very important, but with a 500-mile race it’s not the end of the world,” Johnson commented post-race. “I think with the 20 car (Matt Kenseth) in the years of us making fun of him and poor qualifying efforts...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Interview Central: David Calabrese Shooting For Triumph in Caraway

Tonight, on a brand new edition of Interview Central we sat down in an one-on-one exclusive interview with NASCAR WHELEN Southern Modified Tour driver David Calabrese to discuss his recent third place finish at Langley Speedway He discussed his ultimate goal in racing and we also talked about his unfortunate results so far into his NWSMT career and how he looks to alter them and...
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Kevin Harvick completes collection of crown jewel wins with Darlington

On Saturday night, Kevin Harvick had an amazing car and was dominate in the Bojangles Southern 500 and looked to be set to cruise to victory lane. Then the caution came out and set up a final dash to the checkered. While others took two tires, Harvick took four, restarting in the sixth spot, and said post-race that the option of taking two tires was never on his radar. If Rodney...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Conway returns to Long Beach victory with Ed Carpenter Racing

Once the chaos sorted itself out at Long Beach with a wreck amongst the leaders to Scott Dixon pitting late for fuel, it was Mike Conway that was able to drive to victory lane and take home the victory. “I can’t believe it really.  It’s been a really tough day to be here,” Conway commented post-race. “After, yeah, just a fantastic job by the team, and thanks to Long Beach...
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Tracking the Short Tracks: Peterborough Speedway Mini Stock Donovan Price

Last year, Donovan Price had a successful season competing on the Legends division across Ontario while raising money for Breast Cancer. However, this year the veteran shifts gears as he will be competing in the Mini Stock division at Peterborough Speedway this summer. While preparations continue with his mini stock and his brother’s thunder car, Donovan took on the 15 questions...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Robby Gordon scores SST Long Beach win with last lap pass

On the last lap when Sheldon Creed and E.J. Viso made contact and wrecked, Robby Gordon was in the right spot as he was able to slip by them both to score the victory in the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race in Long Beach, California on Sunday. “I saw what was going on in front of me and it was cool to see two great young drivers going hard and putting on...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Conway scores second Grand Prix of Long Beach victory

In the midst of wrecks and fuel strategy, it was Mike Conway putting the perfect race together as he was able to put Ed Carpenter Racing back in victory lane in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. It marks Conway’s second victory in Long Beach and his third career win in the Verizon IndyCar Series. “I can’t believe it,” Conway commented in victory lane. “Wow. Awesome job...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

SK Modified: Keith Rocco Survives Late Race Shootout; Scores Triumph at Waterford

Keith Rocco won Sunday’s SK Modified 64-lap feature event during Blastoff Weekend at Waterford Speedway in Connecticut. He fended off hard charging Craig Lutz on a five lap shootout en route to another visit to victory lane in the SK Modified division. Rocco avoided mayhem throughout the contest; leading 52 laps, after beginning the race in the fourth position. He inherited the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

James Hinchcliffe looking for positive results in Long Beach

After suffering mechanical issues two weeks ago in the season opener at St. Petersburg, James Hinchcliffe looks to have things on track for a good run this weekend as he qualified second for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Hinchcliffe put his No. 27 United Fiber and Data Honda on the front row beside teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay in Saturday’s qualifying session. “It was great...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson and Kenseth winless streak continues despite high expectations

Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth are two drivers, that any year before 2014, they were a force to be reckoned with. After winning his sixth championship last year at Homestead, Johnson has yet to prove that he is the same man that he was at the end of last year. Johnson was close at Darlington on Saturday night, despite the rough start that he had in qualifying 26th. He drove himself...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Pick Results for NSCS at Darlington

So who was better this week at Darlington Raceway – the experts or the fans? Before you start, if you haven’t read the NNS results, they’re available here –> http://www.onpitroad.com/?p=6033   Sprint Cup Series Darlington Picks Assistant Editor Ashley McCubbin chose Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon. Kyle Busch struggled mid-race with multiple trips into...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay scores Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pole

On his final lap of the Firestone Fast Six qualifying session, Ryan Hunter-Reay laid down a lap of 1 minute, 7.8219 seconds to score the pole for the 40th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.It marks the sixth career pole for the driver of the No. 28 DHL Honda and his first pole award since Mid-Ohio in 2013. Hunter-Reay also is the only driver this season to make the Firestone...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

This Bud’s For You: Kevin Harvick dominates Bojangles Southern 500

When Kevin Harvick is not running well, he really suffers and has a terrible finish. However, when he is running well and able to dominate, it produces magical results. Tonight was a product of magical results as Kevin Harvick dominated the Bojangles Southern 500 in route to picking up his second victory of the season. Harvick is the only driver this year with multiple wins, guaranteeing...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson hoping to rebound with repeat of past Darlington success

After a poor result last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson is hoping that his past success at Darlington Raceway repeats itself in the form of a victory. “I’m excited to be back at the race track, a track that is a favorite of so many; including myself,” Johnson commented. “The sensation of speed here is higher than any other track we go to. And the line and...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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