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Spira Racing – Post Race Update #37 October 18, 2014 Flamboro Speedway

Samantha, Billy and Jake arrived at Flamboro Speedway for the annual FrostFest event that was organized and Sponsored by London Recreational as the last event of the season for the Spira/Lucas Oil Team. Scott was not in attendance as his car has been sold and although Scott will be around to help the team, he is getting more focused on his career, purchasing a new truck as well...
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NCSC: Brad Keselowski Wins, Advances as Earnhardt and Johnson are Eliminated

It had to be done. Brad Keselowski needed either a miracle or a win at Talladega. To get a miracle, you need lots of help from others, to win – you just have to get up on the wheel and go after it. That is exactly what Keselowski did. The No. 2 Redds Wicked Apple Ale Ford ran strong all day. The team did get a little nervous, however, when the No. 1 of Jamie McMurray cut down a...
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Opinion: Talladega Qualifying… NASCAR Debacle or Driver Mistakes?

On September 4, NASCAR announced changes to the qualifying format at Talladega Superspeedway. The first round of qualifying would now be divided into two groups with drivers being selected by random draw. Each group would only have five minutes to complete its run. The reason for this change was to elevate the excitement for fans. “This revision in national series qualifying should...
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CRAFTON REMAINS POINT LEADER AFTER A 14TH-PLACE FINISH AT TALLADEGA

Talladega, Ala. (October 18, 2014) – Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota Tundra entered Saturday afternoon’s fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway with a 19 point lead in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver point standings. Although the defending champion endured an up and down kind of day, the ThorSport Racing driver left the “wild...
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BURTON’S BID FOR TALLADEGA VICTORY COMES UP SHORT

Talladega, Ala. (October 18, 2014) – Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Express Toyota Tundra, entered the ninth annual fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway hoping to play spoiler and earn his first victory of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. After running inside the top-15 for the majority of the day, Burton lost drafting help on the final lap relegating...
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PUNCTURED RADIATOR DRAINS SAUTER OF A TALLADEGA REPEAT

Talladega, Ala. (October 18, 2014) – Johnny Sauter, driver of the No. 98 Nextant Aerospace/Curb Records Toyota Tundra, set out seeking a Talladega repeat in Saturday afternoon’s ninth annual fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. As the defending race winner, the ThorSport Racing driver was optimistic to make up a 19 point deficit on teammate and NASCAR Camping World Truck...
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NCSC: Brian Vicker Grabs the Pole at Talladega in Bizarre Qualifying Session

Brian Vickers grabs the top spot at Talladega Superspeedway for the Geico 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Vickers lap of 196.129 mph edged out Jimmie Johnson who posted a lap of 195.732 mph. NASCAR announced a change to the qualifying format for the 2.66 mile superspeedway last month. Drivers would now be split into two groups for the first round. The groups to be decided by random...
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NCWTS: Timothy Peters Scores The Win in The Fred’s 250 at Talladega

Red Horse Racing driver, Timothy Peters, scores the win in the Fred’s 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Peters led 31 laps en route to victory at NASCAR’s longest oval. It was Peters’ first win of the season, and eighth of his career. Peters talked about his win, “”Exciting.  I can’t thank everybody on this team enough.  Marcus ...
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NSCS: From 12 drivers to eight drivers – elimination set to take place

So far, the new format for the Chase for the Sprint Cup has delivered some “interesting” action. That action is set to continue this weekend as after this weekend’s event at Talladega Superspeedway, there will be only be eight drivers left standing to fight for the championship. Four drivers will see their championship chances dashed for another year as they are left to think...
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NSCS: Denny Hamlin looking for solid finish to move forward from Charlotte

Heading into this weekend’s event at Talladega Superspeedway, Denny Hamlin enters this weekend sitting seventh in points. If Hamlin can keep himself in the top eight in the standings, he will move on to the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. For that reason, Hamlin is looking to avoid the wrecks this weekend and get a good, solid finish. “I tried a lot of different...
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NSCS/NCWTS: OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Picks for Talladega Superspeedway

As we look towards the next event on the NASCAR schedule, the fantasy pickers at OnPitRoad.com have filed their picks for another weekend.   Camping World Truck Series Terry Wagner and Justin Tucker picked the ThorSport teammates Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter. Both have ran well at Talladega in the past, and are having good seasons to date so far in sitting first and second...
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Talladega to Get Faster with Saturday’s New Rapid Qualifying Format; Tyler Reddick Wins Pole for fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola

TALLADEGA, AL – The high-speed chess match that has long been a trademark of racing at Talladega Superspeedway will now extend into qualifying, as Saturday marks the debut of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ new rapid qualifying format. Qualifying for Sunday’s running of the GEICO 500 Sprint Cup race will begin at 3:40 p.m. Saturday. The field will be divided by random draw into...
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Hinchcliffe To Attend WMFC Toronto Fundraiser

IndyCar Racer Lending Support to  Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation of Canada Toronto, Ontario (October 17, 2014) – James Hinchcliffe will be back in his hometown of Toronto, Ontario on Saturday 25th October attending a fundraising charity event that’s close to his heart on behalf of the Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation of Canada (WMFC –www.wmfc.ca...
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THE CANADIAN MOTORSPORTS EXPO WILL CONTINUE AS A MAJOR COMPONENT OF MOTORAMA

A Brand New Show on a Weekend You Know! March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto’s International Centre   TORONTO, ON // OCTOBER 17, 2014 • For the first eight years of its existence, the Canadian Motorsports Expo (CME) was a standalone, racing-only show catering to motorsports fans and the industry. The CME usually took place in early February, when Canadian winters can make...
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Final 2014 Race Caps Best Season Since 1999; Quaker State Team Finish On A High

October 10th to 12th                                  Race #34 The Thanksgiving weekend at Peterborough Speedway was our final race of 2014 and was a great weekend for both our Late Model and Modified.  This was the 10th Autumn Colors we had been part of and it was our best weekend yet. This was the first time we raced 2 cars for this event and both...
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NTS MOTORSPORTS TEAMS UP WITH ARMOUR® VIENNA SAUSAGES AND BAD BOY BUGGIES TO ADD ANOTHER RACE FOR RON HORNADAY, JR.

ulti-Sponsorship Efforts Will Support the Four-Time NCWTS Champion as He Makes His 358th Career Start This Weekend at Talladega Superspeedway   Kernersville, N.C. ( October 14, 2014) – NTS Motorsports proudly announced that four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Champion Ron Hornaday, Jr. will race another NTS event in the No.9 Armour Vienna Sausages/Bad Boy Buggies...
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GMS Adds Jones To Truck Series Roster

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brandon Jones will join GMS Racing for the remainder of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Jones, a winner this year in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and ARCA Racing Series, will pilot the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado in two of the final three races this season beginning with the Kroger 200 on Oct. 25 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. The 17-year...
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NASCAR Legend Petty Named Goody’s 500 Grand Marshal

They say the best relationships are formed over time, and two of the longest in NASCAR are the ones Richard Petty has formed with Goody’s® and Martinsville Speedway. The three will come together Oct. 26 as Petty has been named Grand Marshal of the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500. Petty, whose 15 career Martinsville wins stand alone as the most all-time at the historic half...
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Tribute to a Legend: Terry Labonte

TALLADEGA, AL  (October 14, 2014) – Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Terry Labonte will be competing in the Geico 500 with C&J Energy Services and the #32 Go FAS Racing team in Talladega on October 19. His start at the Talladega Superspeedway will be the 890th of his 37-year long run and 61st at the famed superspeedway. As a tribute to a legend of the sport, C&J Energy...
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MMA Star Tate Will Drop Green Flag On Goody’s 500

Close quarters, full-contact action is something mixed martial arts star Miesha Tate does every time she steps into the octagon. Martinsville Speedway is also no stranger to close quarters, full-contact action. The two will come together when the Sprint Cup Series returns to the iconic half-mile track on Oct. 26. UFC’s number two ranked women’s bantamweight fighter was named...
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DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS AT PIR

Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announced today that DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will be recognized as the title sponsor of the track’s November NASCAR Nationwide Series race. The DAV 200 – Honoring America’s Veterans will be the featured event on the third day of PIR’s Veterans Day race weekend. The DAV 200 – Honoring America’s Veterans...
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Albatec’s Turkish Delight With Seventh Semi Final Position

Intercity Istanbul Park, Turkey  — Monday 13 October, 2014: Albatec Racing continued to impress among the predominantly manufacturer-supported teams in round 11 of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at the Intercity Istanbul Park on Sunday. Running consistently in the top 12 on Saturday, 2011 British Rallycross Vice-Champion Andy Scott maintained...
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Spira Racing – Post Race Update #36 October 10-12, 2014 Peterborough Speedway

The #86 car was the only team from the Spira Racing Stable that headed to Peterborough Speedway for the three day, 21st Annual Lucas Oil, Autumn Colours Classic Event. The team arrived on Friday along with Billy’s brother Rick, who brought his #72 in an attempt to qualify for 30 starting positions out of the 47 cars that had arrived for the event. Both drivers were pretty happy...
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Gilliland Takes Pole-Winning Car Back to Plate Track

Driver Likes His Chances Up Front in Fast Long John Silver’s Ford STATESVILLE, OCT. 14, 2014 – David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Long John Silver’s Ford, comments on racing at Talladega Superspeedway: “It’s going to be insane at Talladega this week with it being a Chase cut-off race. But then, I don’t think I’ve ever been to Talladega when it wasn’t insane...
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Spoiler Alert: Ragan Can Be Bracket Buster at Talladega

Driver Has One Win, Four Top-10s in Last Five ‘Dega Starts STATESVILLE, OCT. 14, 2014 – David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Dockside Logistics Ford, comments on racing at Talladega Superspeedway: “This is an elimination race for the guys trying to advance to the next round of the Chase. I can see the last few laps at Talladega just being very crazy. As easy as it is...
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