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Pepin and Brown Capture Checkered Flags at High Line

By Dave Vokey -  Despite a bleak forecast predicted for much of Central Ontario on July 19 the racing would continue at Barrie Speedway, and after two separate rain delays and lengthy red flag condition incurred in the first Thunder Car heat, the entire show would get completed after some hard work by staff members and drivers alike. The benefactors of the proceedings in the track’s...
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Spira Racing – Post Race Update #2014-20 – July 20, 2014 Flamboro Speedway

Billy’s brother Rick, who drives the #72 Hope and the City car and Ken Spira, who is Billy’s crew chief, started a conversation early Sunday morning after both Sunset and Sauble Speedways getting rained out the night before. You have to know these two when it comes to racing and before you knew it, Ken was calling Billy to run in the #2 car that is operated by Rick and Dave Mast...
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Scotty Steele leaves Honda Indy Toronto with pair of thirds

With wet conditions on Saturday and dry conditions on Sunday, Scotty Steele adapted to the track in both scenarios, putting together a pair of third place finishes on the weekend. On Saturday, the 16-year-old battled back and forth with fellow teenager Sheldon Creed for the lead while sliding through the corners. “It was basically Sheldon and I back and forth the first eight laps...
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Kevin Cornelius to Race In Support Of Kirsten’s Dream at Sauble

SHELBURNE, ON- When OSCAAR Super Late Model championship contender Kevin Cornelius returns to Sauble Speedway on July 26th, he’ll be looking to raise cancer awareness and funds for Camp Quality through a partnership with longtime friend Randy Hughes and ‘Kirsten’s Dream’. “As soon as Randy told me about Kirsten’s Dream, the first thing I asked was ‘How can I help...
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McGlynn, Chenoweth, Lawrence And Holmes Big Winners At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – After experiencing such great weather all season long, the good luck finally came to and end this past weekend as Mother Nature won out out over racing and the program was postponed until Sunday afternoon at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway.The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup series presented by Meinike Car Care Centers were on hand for the second of their four 100...
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Ragan to Cap 700-Plus Miles of Racing at Brickyard

MDS Transport Makes No. 34 Ford Debut at Historic Speedway STATESVILLE, JULY 22, 2014 – David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 MDS Transport Ford, comments on racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: “Indy is a special place. I grew up a stock-car fan, but I certainly remember watching the Indianapolis 500 with my family. And I remember in the mid-90s when NASCAR made its debut at Indy...
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Gilliland Drives Love’s Ford into Brickyard ‘Funnel’

Driver Feels New Rule Package Will Help No. 38 Team at Indy STATESVILLE, JULY 22, 2014 – David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Love’s Travel Stops Ford, comments on racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: “Indianapolis is a special place. You feel it just pulling into the tunnel there. There’s just so much history there and it’s an incredible racetrack. It’s also a tough...
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Recording Artist & Actor Blake Rayne to Perform National Anthem Prior to Friday Night’s ARCA Race at Lucas Oil Raceway

Indianapolis, IN. (July 22, 2014) – Lucas Oil Raceway today announced City of Peace recording artist and lead actor in the upcoming movie, “The Identical”, Blake Rayne, will perform the national anthem at Lucas Oil Raceway prior to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards SCOTT Get Geared Up 200. Prior to his national anthem performance, Blake Rayne will join Darcey &...
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RAB Racing NNS Event Preview: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Yard of Bricks…James Buescher and the Rheem Toyota team are coming into Indianapolis Motor Speedway looking to erase the bad luck the team has recently endured. Buescher has one previous start at the famed ‘Brickyard’. That one and only start came during the 2012 season. Gotta Have a Rheem…For 27 races in 2014, Rheem will adorn the sides of the RAB Racing No. 99 Toyota Camry...
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McClure Looking for Improved Results at IMS

Lilly Diabetes 250 QUOTES & NOTES: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hefty®/Reynolds Wrap® Racing NOTES: Third Time’s a Charm at IMS:   Just as Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 will mark the third annual Nationwide Series event at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it also marks Eric McClure’s third start at the2.5-mile oval. Since racing at IMS, the Virginia driver...
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INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – July 22, 2014

Today’s Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines:   1. Kanaan knocking on door of first win with Ganassi    2. Inside the Box Score: Honda Indy Toronto 2 in T.O. doubleheader    3. Hawksworth, Montoya headline Indy 500 starters entered in Brickyard weekend events   1. Kanaan knocking on door of first win with Ganassi: Tony Kanaan has celebrated podium finishes...
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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: St-Eustache

Analyzing The National 250 At Autodrome St-Eustache   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 22, 2014) – The 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will head to Quebec for the third of four events in the province this year with the National 250 on Saturday at Autodrome St-Eustache. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track...
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Tweaker Energy Shot will be Back on Board Mike Bliss’s No. 19 Camry at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Mooresville, NC (July 22, 2014)- Mike Bliss and Tweaker Energy Shot will reunite this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tweaker Energy Shot, along with Circle K, will serve as primary sponsor on the No. 19 TriStar Motorsports Camry. This Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race will be Bliss’ third start, his second with Tweaker Energy Shot, at the famed 2.5-mile oval...
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Spira Racing-Post Race Update #2014-19 – July 19, 2014 Sauble/Sunset Speedway

The Spira/Guelph Wish Fund for Children teams headed to Sauble and Sunset Speedways with Billy heading to Sauble as the rest of the team headed to Sunset Speedway with their hero cards and treats for the kids as it was to be the tracks Fan Appreciation Night. With Billy leading the points at Sauble Speedway, the #86 team has decided to run the rest of the regular points nights at...
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CRAFTON HOPING “HISTORY” REPEATS ITSELF IN THE 2ND ANNUAL TRUCK SERIES EVENT AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY

Sandusky, OH (July 21, 2014) – Eldora Speedway, the historic half-mile clay oval seated in Rossburg, Ohio, plays host to some of the largest dirt racing events in the country, including the Prelude to the Dream, Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal and World 100. In 2013, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) wrote yet another chapter in the track’s 60-year-old history...
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ELDORA PROVIDES SAUTER WITH A CHAMPIONSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Sandusky, OH (July 21, 2014) – For the second time in history, Johnny Sauter and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) will hit the dirt of the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Wednesday night’s 1-800-CarCash Mudsummer Classic provides Sauter with an opportunity to seize control of the championship point lead. Sitting third in the NCWTS driver point standings...
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JEB BURTON – DUSTING OFF A NASCAR TRADITION

Sandusky, OH (July 21, 2014) – Much like the “Burton” name, the tenth race on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule is arguably one of the most historic stops for NASCAR’s top-three touring divisions. In 2013, the series returned to its roots for the first time since Richard Petty, one of 77 NASCAR drivers to win on dirt, won at N.C. Speedway in Raleigh...
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Ragan Starts Indy Triple-Header with ARCA/CRA Race

Sprint Cup Driver Enters Late Model Race at Lucas Oil Raceway CONCORD, N.C. (July 21, 2014) - David Ragan will kick off a racing triple-header in Indianapolis, Ind., this week with a 100-lap late model race at Lucas Oil Raceway. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver will race his No. 77 Skuttle TightFord in the ARCA/CRA Super Series on Friday night at the .686-mile oval.   The...
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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: St-Eustache

Four-Race, 21-Day Stretch Concludes In Quebec Dumoulin Returns Home With Points Lead   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 21, 2014) – L.P. Dumoulin returns from the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1’s annual western swing to his native Quebec with the championship points lead as the 2014 season reaches the halfway mark with Saturday’s National 250 at Autodrome St...
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Team BCR’s Rookie Justin Allison Earns Fourth Straight Top-10 Finish

(Joliet, IL – July 21, 2014)  In his Chicagoland Speedway ARCA Racing Series debut, Justin Allison earns his fourth consecutive top-10 finish in last weekend’s race. “We struggled a bit during the weekend but we definitely bounced back and made the changes we needed to finish strong,” says 21-year-old Allison. Justin Allison started the race from the 8th position and...
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Grant Enfinger Earns Tenth Top-10 Finish of 2014 Season

(Joliet, IL – July 21, 2014)  In the 11th race of the 2014 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, Grant Enfinger earns his 10th top-10 finish in the Ansell Activ Armr 150 at Chicagoland Speedway. “We’re really working hard to improve our intermediate program at Team BCR,” says Enfinger. “We had a strong car in practice, ending up 3rd overall. This track is...
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OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Pick Results for NNS at Chicagoland Speedway

On Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway, it’d be Chase Elliott picking up the victory for his third of the year as he takes over the points lead.   The Picks Ashley McCubbin picked Kasey Kahne, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson. Kahne finished fourth with Larson finishing just ahead in third. Points: 41+48+42=131 Tayler Stiles did not file picks, so we will use last week...
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Mike Conway scores victory in Honda Indy Toronto Race 2

For the second time in 2014, Mike Conway would reach victory lane as he scored the victory in the Honda Indy Toronto Race 2 for the Verizon IndyCar Series. It marks the fourth victory of Conway’s career after scoring the victory earlier this year at Long Beach. “It was really difficult conditions and we were kind of struggling out there for a bit and then I knew as soon as I...
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Sheldon Creed out-duels Gordon for third straight Honda Indy Toronto victory

After putting on an exciting show in the rain yesterday, the Stadium Super Trucks returned today with an even more exciting show on the dry pavement. Throughout the course of event, Sheldon Creed and Robby Gordon would trade the lead back and forth and when it was all over, it’d be Sheldon Creed capturing the victory in Sunday’s PEED Energy Formula Off-Road presented by TRAXXAS...
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Graham Rahal posts solid sixth place finish in Honda Indy Toronto Race 1

Starting off on Sunday morning on the streets of Toronto has gone well for Graham Rahal as he battled hard all race long, finishing sixth in the first of two races that will be run today. “A top six feels good,” Rahal commented. “We had a very solid race. I got a couple of guys on the start and then thankfully avoided the crash and really just stayed out of trouble. I made...
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