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DT: Don O’Neal Wins Series Championship, Jason Hughes Wins Rookie of the Year

WAYCROSS, GA (October 24, 2014) – Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN, driver of the Clint Bowyer Racing car #5, clinched his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Championship title Sunday by virtue of his 4th place finish in the series finale.  O’Neal, who finished second in the series points title chase three times (2012, 2006, 2005), finished 65 points ahead of Jimmy...
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NCWTS/NSCS: OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Picks for Martinsville Speedway

From NASCAR’s biggest track to NASCAR’s shortest track, it’s time for the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series drivers to keep the excitement going as the year draws closer to the end.   NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Terry Wagner picked Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter. The ThorSport Racing teammates have had success at Martinsville before, both posting wins previously...
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NSCS: Jamie McMurray plays spoiler en route to Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 pole

While the focus is on the Chase for the Sprint Cup, there have been drivers who have been trying to play spoiler. One of those is Jamie McMurray as he has ran up front throughout the Chase so far. His good runs came to a top as he would top the qualifying chart on Friday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway, scoring the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 pole. McMurray’s 1th career...
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TARGA: TARGA NEWFOUNDLAND TO KICK OFF ITS 2015 PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN AT MOTORAMA

A Brand New Show on a Weekend You Know! March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto’s International Centre   TORONTO, ON // OCTOBER 24, 2014 • Within weeks of wrapping up another successful edition of Targa Newfoundland, organizers are already preparing for the 2015 event. That includes the announcement that the promotional campaign for Targa 2015 will kick off at the inaugural Motorama...
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NSCS: No. 34 Goes Old-School for Wendell Scott at Martinsville

Ragan Pays Tribute to Hall of Fame Inductee with Throwback Scheme STATESVILLE, OCTOBER 21, 2014 – David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Wendell Scott Hall of Fame Tribute Ford, comments on racing at Martinsville Speedway: “It’s going to be really cool to have our No. 34 Ford on the track at Martinsville with Wendell Scott’s old paint scheme. I’ve always had an appreciation...
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NCWTS: CRAFTON LOOKS TO SWEEP MARTINSVILLE – WRITE HIS OWN HISTORY

Sandusky, Ohio (Oct. 22, 2014) – Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra, enters Saturday’s Kroger 200 looking to sweep both NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races in 2014 at the half-mile “paper clip.” After escaping last weekend’s “wild card” race with a 14th-place finish and a 16 point lead in the 2014 NCWTS driver point standings...
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NCWTS: SAUTER EYES ANOTHER WIN AT MARTINSVILLE

Sandusky, Ohio (October 22, 2014) – Johnny Sauter will once again carry the colors of America’s original and best-selling tobacco-free smokeless brand, Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff, inSaturday’s Kroger 200 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. With a solid resume in toe at the half-mile “paper clip,” Sauter enters the 19th race on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ...
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NCWTS: BURTON LOOKS TOWARD HOMECOMING FOR HIS SECOND SERIES VICTORY

Sandusky, Ohio (Oct. 22, 2014) - Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Express Toyota Tundra, has traveled to 18 tracks this season across the United States and Canada, logging more than 24,000 miles from his home in Mooresville, NC to various tracks on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) circuit. However, race No. 19 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway brings the Halifax...
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ARCA: Team BCR Racing & Development Team signs USAC National Midget Series Driver

(Mooresville, NC – October 22, 2014)  Beginning at the Daytona International Speedway ARCA Racing Series open test, current USAC and UMARA National Midget Series Driver, Mario Clouser, will pilot the #88 Clouser Auto Repair Ford Fusion for Team BCR. Mario Clouser has had a successful 2014 season driving in both the UMARA and USAC National Midget Series. Clouser made six starts...
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RENAULT 2.0 ALPS: Luke Chudleigh Q&A – Post-Season Review

Toronto, Ontario (October 22, 2014) – As one of the few Canadian open-wheel racers competing over in Europe this season, Luke Chudleigh proudly sported the Maple Leaf flag throughout a busy campaign taking in the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS Series and select rounds of the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Series. Driving for the French-based Tech1 Racing outfit, the 19-year-old from Milton...
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Taylor Ferns Returns to Atomic Speedway for the Open Wheel Championships

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — October 23, 2014 — Late season events usually draw some of the largest and strongest fields of the year. With the checkered flag having flown for most tracks and series in the Midwest this year, a stout field is expected this weekend at Atomic Speedway in Ohio for the inaugural Open Wheel Championships. Taylor Ferns has raced against a wide variety of competition...
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A Decade Later: Kraig Kinser Returns to Port Royal Speedway

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — October 23, 2014 — Quite a bit had changed since the last time that Kraig Kinser and his fellow World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competitors raced at Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania. The wings and tires on the 900-plus horsepower machines have changed quite a bit over the last decade. At Port Royal itself, a number of upgrades to the facility and...
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NCWTS: Short Track Ace Peyton Sellers To Drive For Win-Tron Racing At Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Virginia (October 23, 2014) – – In an 11th hour agreement, short track racing ace Peyton Sellers will drive Win-Tron Racing’s No. 35 Danville Toyota / Pembelton Forrest Products Toyota Tundra in Saturday’s Kroger 200 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. The pairing seems like a natural fit, as Win-Tron Racing hails from the short track ranks, while Sellers will compete...
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NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series To Incorporate Updates In 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 22, 2014) – NASCAR today announced three key enhancements in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the 2015 season. The updates include: Beginning next season, the qualifying rule for the NASCAR XFINITY Series (currently the NASCAR Nationwide Series) and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will resemble that of the NASCAR...
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ST: NASCAR Season Championships on the line this Saturday at Houston Motorsports Park

Houston, TX (October 22, 2014) – It’s now or never for several  drivers in Houston Motorsports Park’s  top two NASCAR-sanctioned racing divisions as the 2014 NASCAR stock car racing season roars to a close this Saturday at the immaculate, 3/8-mile concrete/asphalt oval known as the “Palace of Power.” With double features and double points up for grabs during the “BWFS...
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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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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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