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Kasey Kahne seizes opportunity on restart, clinches Chase spot

Kasey Kahne will be one of the drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup as he sealed his chase birth by scoring the victory in the Oral-B USA 500. It marks the 17th victory of Kahne’s career and his first of the 2014 season. “It took a lot,” he noted. “We were kind of all over the place throughout the race but the guys stayed with me, worked hard. I kept getting good restarts...
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J.R. Fitzpatrick scores fifth NCAT Canadian Tire Motorsports Park victory

J.R. Fitzpatrick had the right pace throughout the entire race and played the right strategy en route to winning the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200. It marks Fitzpatrick’s 10th career victory and his fifth at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. “It was a pretty good day,” Fitzpatrick commented. “The car was off all weekend but we kind of battled back and got it to where...
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Ryan Blaney edges out Quiroga to win Chevrolet Silverado 250 at CTMP

German Quiroga gave it all that he had, but it’d be Ryan Blaney edging him out at the line by 0.049 seconds to score the victory in the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Sunday afternoon. It marks the first victory of the 2014 season for Blaney and the third victory of his career. It also marks the second straight win for Brad Keselowski Racing after...
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Sean Cronan leads flag-to-flag for feature victory at Sunset Speedway

After coming up short earlier this month, Sean Cronan would lead flag-to-flag on Saturday night to score his first Limited Late Model feature victory of the season. Jason Witty would win the first heat ahead of Cronan, Nick Goetz, Mike Bentley, Gord Shepherd, Rick Walt, Mat Box, Ian Bourque and Brittney Gresel. The start to the second heat didn’t go according to plan as Dave Bartlett...
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Cayden Lapcevich outduels Bentley and Morrison to feature victory

The final laps of the Super Stock feature on Saturday night marked the possible highlight of the 2014 season as Cayden Lapcevich was able to outduel Matt Bentley and Johnny Morrison en route to feature victory. Lapcevich won the first heat ahead of Morrison, Randy Rusnell, Chris Howse, Matt Bentley, Adam Martin, Steve Cashmore, Coltin Everingham and Jim Morrison. Dennis Cybalski...
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Brandon McFerran scores eighth feature victory of season

Brandon McFerran would continue his dominant season on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway as he scored the hat trick en route to scoring his eighth feature victory of the season. McFerran started off the night in victory lane by winning the first heat ahead of Samantha Shaw, Jordan Howse, Terry Woodley, Lance Foster, Trevor Hemingway, Eric Rainey, Stefan Woyslaw, Lisa DeLeeuw, Dave...
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Harvick dominant in Nationwide Series win at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga.—No wonder they call Kevin Harvick “The Closer.” From the moment Harvick’s No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet took the lead from polesitter Chase Elliott on Lap 37, Saturday night’s Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway was an open-and-shut case. In posting his third NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season and the 43rd of his career, Harvick led the last...
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Alex Tagliani Wins The Pole For The Chevrolet Silverado 250

Montreal native Alex Tagliani  won the pole for the Chevrolet Silverado 250, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race with a time of 1:20.558, driving the #19 Reese Towpower Ford.  The 41-year-old, who is making his Truck Series debut this weekend, will be joined on the front row by Gray Gaulding in the #20 Chevrolet Silverado.  Erik Jones will start third. In NASCAR Canadian Tire...
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Andrew Ranger scores pole with record qualifying lap at CTMP

Andrew Ranger has always been considered a road course ace and in need of some points to close in on the championship with three races to go, he is using those skills to his advantage. The Roxton, Pond native scored the pole for the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 with a lap of 83.261 seconds (106.321 mph) in the No. 27 Mopar/Exide Dodge to become the all-time series leader...
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Mikhail Aleshin suffers fractured ribs, a broken right clavicle in practice crash

Following a crash in Friday night’s Verizon IndyCar Series practice at Auto Club Speedway, Mikhail Aleshin has been diagnosed with fractured ribs, a broken right clavicle, a concussion and chest injuries. INDYCAR added in their statement that the Russian was admitted to Loma Linda University Medical Center and listed in serious but stable condition. Aleshin would get down below...
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Fitzpatrick leads first practice as Kennington and Tagliani forced to change engines

It’s only practice and the action has already started as teams are working feverishly in the pit area to have the cars ready for qualifying later today, and tomorrow’s Printy’s presents the Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. J.R. Fitzpatrick would lead the first practice session with a lap of of one minute and 24.244 seconds as he looks to reach Canadian Tire...
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Jeff Gordon to make 750th career start this weekend at Atlanta

This weekend marks an important race in the history of one four-time Sprint Cup Series Champion as Jeff Gordon will make his 750th career start this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It marks a fitting spot to mark the career highlight as Gordon made his first career start at Atlanta in 1992. ““That is a big number.  I hadn’t thought about it a whole lot until I saw a decal...
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ThorSport Racing hopes to keep momentum going north of border

With three wins, 14 top-fives and 20 top-10s between them in the 13 races thus far this year, Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton are having the seasons that they pictured in their dreams as they currently head the top of the standings. The pair are hoping that the momentum continues, leading to the team’s second straight championship. Coming off a pair of top-four finishes (second...
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PREVIEW: OSCAAR Super Late Models set for second trip to Peterborough Speedway

After a thrilling side-by-side race for the lead between Andrew Gresel and Dwayne Baker, the OSCAAR Super Late Models are ready for their second trip of the season to Peterborough Speedway. Gresel hopes to repeat the results of his previous two trips as he won the Autumn Colors Classic last year, before winning the Chase for the Colors event earlier this month. The victory would...
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Serious crash ends Verizon IndyCar Series practice early at Auto Club Speedway

As a result of crash in turns three and four at Auto Club Speedway, Verizon IndyCar Series practice for tomorrow night’s MAVTV 500. Mikhail Aleshin would get down below the white line in the corner, resulting in the car sliding sideways. He would then make contact with Charlie Kimball, before cartwheeling into the catch fence. Marco Andretti and Sebastian Bourdais also got a piece...
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Castroneves draws one point closer with pole

FONTANA, Calif. – For 14 years, Kika Garcie-Consheso has been toting the Brazilian flag signed by Helio Castroneves after his first Indy car victory on June 18, 2000, at Detroit, waiting for a complementary signature after claiming his first series championship. Castroneves, who has been the Verizon IndyCar Series runner-up three times, would be more than pleased to fill the blank...
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Freaky Fast, Again: Kevin Harvick scores Oral-B USA 200 pole at Atlanta

On the back bumper of Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet, it says ‘freaky fast’. Those words played true for the sixth time this year as Harvick scored his sixth pole of the season in qualifying for the Oral-B USA 200. Harvick would post a lap of 29.118 seconds for his 12th career pole, and his first at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “It’s good to have the boss back,”...
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Elliott Racing – Quaker State Lincoln Welders Modified Shines Strong Hold On 3rd In Point Standings August 23rd Race #25

We ran our Modified on Saturday at Sunset Speedway in front of a huge crowd, maybe the biggest of the season. The stands were full and the racing was awesome. Our team was ready right out of the trailer. We went through pre-race tech, and all was good for our car to practice. After hot laps we were very happy with our car knowing we would be a contender at Sunset Speedway in this...
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Elliott Racing – Racing Camp 2014 a Huge Success

Last week we were proud to be part of the 2nd Annual Sports Motor Racing Camp held at Sunset Speedway and provided by Scripture Union Sports. I had our Quaker State car for the event, and conducted three 45 minute seminars each day showing kids the various aspects of racing, from safety to set up. The turnout was fantastic for 2014. Last year there were only 5 kids, but this year...
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NASCAR Next’s Dylan Lupton Looks For One More Spot At Kern County

BAKERSFIELD, California (August 28, 2014) – - NASCAR Next driver Dylan Lupton (@LuptonDylan) has been close to capturing the checkered flag on several occasions this season on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (NKNPSW) tour, but his second career victory has continued to elude him. But, by the end of Saturday night’s Bakersfield 150 at Kern County (Calif.) Raceway Park, Lupton...
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A Twin Bill for Taylor Ferns at Attica this Holiday Weekend

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — August 29, 2014 — Holiday weekends are meant for racing. At least for Taylor Ferns they are. She spent Memorial Day weekend at the track, same with the Fourth of July. This week, she’ll celebrate the Labor Day weekend at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio for a pair of races with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. The two-night event for the UNOH All...
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Michael Williams Get Elusive CVM Feature Win At Sauble Speedway

By Randy Spencer – As many of you racers know, that elusive first feature win is sometimes very hard to get. No matter how talented you are, you need some good luck and help behind the scenes to get there. Well that is exactly what Michael Williams got this past Saturday as he finally got the monkey off his back and picked up his first feature win in the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage...
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Venturini Motorsports Aiming for Third Consecutive ARCA Victory

VMS No.55 team car in hunt for Bill France Four Crown award Concord, NC (August 29, 2014) – Venturini Motorsports (VMS) will be aiming for their third consecutive victory this weekend as the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards makes its annual trek to southern Illinois for the 61st running of the Southern Illinois 100 on the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds dirt mile Labor DayMonday...
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INDYCAR Confirms Grand Prix of Houston Not Returning in 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, Aug. 29, 2014) – INDYCAR announced today that the Grand Prix of Houston will not return to the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule in 2015. The 1.7-mile temporary circuit at NRG Park hosted doubleheader races in each of the past two seasons, but INDYCAR and officials from the Grand Prix of Houston were unable to define a date for the 2015 event.   “INDYCAR...
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Mike Helton: Tony Stewart is Chase eligible, if he earns a spot in it

NASCAR President Mike Helton announced today that despite missing three races, Tony Stewart will be eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup – if he qualifies for a spot. “I do want to join everybody else in the garage area in welcoming Tony back.  He’s been a great asset to NASCAR.  He’s been a great champion, a great participant in our sport, so it’s nice to have him...
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