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Tyler Hawn comes up short at Sunset Speedway

INNISFIL, Ontario – As a result of mechanical issues during the feature at Sunset Speedway, Tyler Hawn would post an 18th place finish.   Hawn started off the night solidly, finishing sixth and seventh in his pair of heats, to start 16th in the inaugural Bruce Gowland Memorial on Saturday night. The Hawn Motorsports pilot began to work his way up through the field, escaping incident...
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Mike Bliss, No. 19 Tweaker Energy Shot Camry Pre-Race Report Atlanta Motor Speedway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Bliss looking to find success under the lights in Atlanta: Mike Bliss will make his ninth NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. With over 190 starts at speedways ranging from one to two miles in length, Bliss has over 45 top 10 finishes at these tracks. After his 17th place finish last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway...
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After Missing the 2013 NNS Race at AMS, McClure is Looking Forward to Saturday Night’s Event at AMS

McClure Eager to Race at AMS: After posting a 20th-place finish in last weekend’s event at BMS, Eric McClure is eager to get back behind the wheel of the No. 14 Camry for this weekend’s Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Children at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  This weekend will mark the 35-year-old’s seventh start at the 1.5-mile track.  In six starts, McClure has been running...
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Shawn McGlynn Dominates LOSC Feature At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series (presented by Meineke) made their third of four appearances at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway this past Saturday and Shawn McGlynn made it three in a row as he dominated the 100 lap feature race.The night’s racing got underway with time trials for the LOSC. Jason Meyer set an early fast time, with a lap of 16.791. Chad...
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Atlanta’s return highlights 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule release

On Tuesday afternoon, NASCAR unveiled the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. The highlight of the schedule is the return of Atlanta Motor Speedway in the spring, breaking up a long off-period that the trucks normally faced between Daytona and Martinsville. The idea is to keep the racing in the forefront of the fans, while still offering that slow start to the season...
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NASCAR unveils 2015 Nationwide Schedule as FOX and NBC take over television rights

On Tuesday afternoon, NASCAR unveiled the 2015 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule. While there are not any major changes to the schedule – except those coinciding with the Sprint Cup Series schedule changes -the big news was that the FOX family of channels (FOX, FOX Sports, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2) will televise the first 14 races of the season, from the season-opener at Daytona...
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Darlington on Labor Day among changes announced on 2015 Sprint Cup Series schedule

As previewed this past weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, NASCAR announced the 2015 Sprint Cup Series schedule on Tuesday. One of the biggest highlights of the new schedule is that Darlington Raceway gets its traditional Labor Day weekend date back. Darlington has been on the schedule since 1950, and had hosted a race every Labor day weekend until 20o3, when the date was moved to...
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SAUTER SET FOR 2ND ANNUAL TRUCK SERIES EVENT IN CANADA

Sandusky, Ohio (Aug. 26, 2014) - Johnny Sauter, driver of the No. 98 Nextant Aerospace/Curb Records Toyota Tundra, has made seven road-course starts across NASCAR’s top three divisions since 2005 including, two starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2007, four starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2005 and 2006, and one start in last year’s inaugural NASCAR Camping World...
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CRAFTON’S “FULL STEAM AHEAD” AS THE TRUCK SERIES HEADS NORTH OF THE BORDER

Sandusky, Ohio (Aug. 26, 2014) - In the last three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 IDEAL Door/Menards Toyota Tundra, has gained four points on the championship points leader. With only eight races remaining on the 2014 schedule, the defending Truck Series champion is a mere eight points behind ThorSport Racing teammate Johnny Sauter...
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NASCAR penalizes No. 00, No. 19 and No. 30 NCWTS teams following Bristol

NASCAR announced on Tuesday afternoon that three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams have penalized points and fined after failing last week’s post-race inspection for the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The No. 00 team of Cole Custer for Turner-Scott Motorsports, the No. 19 team of Brad Keselowski for Brad Keselowski Racing and the No. 30 team of Ron Hornaday Jr. were...
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Gilliland: Atlanta Is a Tire Balancing Act

Love’s Travel Stops Driver Earned FRM’s History-Best Atlanta Finish in 2013 STATESVILLE, AUGUST 26, 2014 – David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Love’s Travel Stops Ford, comments on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway: “Atlanta is a really fast track. On a qualifying lap, you really feel the sensation of speed as you’re going around. During the race, with the track being...
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Ragan and Farm Rich Partner in Their Home State

Fans Can Meet Driver of No. 34 Ford at Four Kroger Events STATESVILLE, AUGUST 26, 2014 – David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Farm Rich Ford, comments on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway: “Atlanta is always a busy week for us. I enjoy going back home and seeing the family. And Farm Rich is going to be back on the car, in their and my home state of Georgia, and they’re really activating...
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JEB BURTON LOOKING FOR REDEMEPTION NORTH OF THE BORDER

Sandusky, Ohio (Aug. 26, 2014) - More than 50 years ago the land that we know today as Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada was a farm. Today, the best drivers and the fastest pick-up trucks in the world come to the pastoral place to race on what is named one of the most challenging tracks in the world and provide the best entertainment that racing...
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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: CTMP

Analyzing The Pinty’s Presents The Clarington 200 At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 26, 2014) – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 returns to Ontario and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 on Sunday in rural Bowmanville. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected...
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RAB Racing NNS Event Preview: Atlanta Motor Speedway

Labor Day Party…Coming off a season high finish last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, James Buescher and the No. 99 Rheem team look to keep that ball rolling at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Buescher has one previous NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at the 1.5-mile oval in the past. Buescher however has three NASCAR Camping World Truck (NCWTS) starts including one top-five and...
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Successful Weekend for Kenny Mathews and the Epilepsy Foundation

(Mooresville, NC – August 26, 2014)  Kenny Mathews set out for a goal last weekend and that was to raise awareness for a cause so close to his heart, Epilepsy. Having been diagnosed with Epilepsy at a young age and then overcoming it and being medication-free, Mathews couldn’t have thought of a better way to bring light to the disease then by partnering up with the Epilepsy...
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Quebec native Andrew Ranger to run CTMP truck race for NDS Motorsports

With the release of the official entry list for the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, it was confirmed that there will be a third NASCAR Canadian Tire Series driver running the Camping World Truck Series event. Andrew Ranger will join fellow drivers Alex Tagliani and Ray Courtemanche Jr. in the event on Sunday August 31st. Ranger will be driving the No. 53...
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Spira Racing – Post Race Update #29 Aug 23, 2014 Sauble Speedway

Billy and his team were the only car from the Spira stable of Mustangs that raced this weekend, as there was no mini-stocks racing at either Sunset or Flamboro Speedway. The #86 team headed north to Sauble Speedway for the second last race of the season at the Speedway, and although the #86 team did not start off the season to race for points at any track, Billy was now leading...
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McClure Posts 20th-place Finish at BMS

Bristol, TN (August 22, 2014)-After a one-week hiatus, Eric McClure returned to Nationwide Series competition Friday night at his hometown track, Bristol Motor Speedway. Despite qualifying 31st, McClure was able to rebound to post a track-best finish of 20th in Friday night’s Food City 300. As a result, McClure remains 19th in the NASCAR Points Standings. Early in the race...
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Lee Fields Memorial Presents High Stakes, Prestige at Mobile International Speedway

IRVINGTON, Ala. (August 25, 2014) – Each year, on Labor Day weekend, all of the drivers who compete at the Mobile International Speedway (MIS) come together for the track’s biggest event of the year: the Lee Fields Memorial. On this special weekend – the only time they do so each year – all six of the local divisions that call MIS home compete on the same night along with...
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INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – Aug. 25, 2014

Today’s Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines:   1. Power focusing on finale heading to Fontana    2. Inside the Box Score: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma   1. Power focusing on finale heading to Fontana: Will Power won’t lose any sleep over what could have been at Sonoma Raceway.    If anything, three consecutive unfulfilled title years has taught Power...
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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: CTMP

Back To Bowmanville For Pinty’s Presents The Clarington 200 Kennington Returns To Ontario Looking For A Win   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 25, 2014) – Two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 titlist D.J. Kennington will be focusing solely on checkered flags as the 2014 season hits the homestretch starting with the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 at Canadian...
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INDYCAR modifies testing regulations for 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series

INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, Aug. 25, 2014) – INDYCAR’s 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series testing regulations released today include no in-season on-track team activity but the re-introduction of Open Tests before selected races.   Provisions have been made in the rulebook for potential Firestone tire tests, new Verizon IndyCar Series teams and first-year drivers.   The regulations apply...
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Scott Dixon makes late race pass to win GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma victory

Scott Dixon would make the pass on Mike Conway with three laps to go to take the lead and never looked back en route to scoring the victory in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. It marks the second victory of the season for the 2013 Verizon IndyCar Series Champion and the 35th victory of his career. “It was tough,” Dixon commented. “There were so many strategies...
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Josef Newgarden re-signs with CFH Racing for 2015

CFH Racing announced that Josef Newgarden will race for the team in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Newgarden currently drives for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing. SFHR announced earlier this month that they will merge with Ed Carpenter Racing at season’s end to form CFH Racing. “Over the last three years, we have focused to build our team with Josef front and center and...
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