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  Congratulations to Kristyn Czapkowski & Dylan Wagner on their Wedding later this afternoon !
 CYA @ the reception kids !

(6/24/16) 

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He's no advocate for road-course racing, but Denny Hamlin wouldn't mind a win at Sonoma either. And given his position, he'll take an aggressive attitude into the weekend.


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 (Thanks Heather !): 

The MotorSportsNews.Net(work)
Pikes Peak Is Not Your Average Every-Day Road Course Race
by Heather Meyer

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Road-course maven A.J. Allmendinger attempts to crack Chase at Sonoma Raceway

Cole Custer eyes Gateway Motorsports Park repeat, Chase berth

NASCAR Racing Team Partners with Malwarebytes Following Ransomware Attack


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Allmendinger hopes to turn NASCAR season around at Sonoma
Fairfield Daily Republic
FILE - In this May 6, 2016, file photo, AJ Allmendinger waits to qualify for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas 
Charlotte Observer
... Matt Kenseth) have won nearly half (seven) of the season's 15 races. ... at Charlotte, all but clinching Furniture Row another spot in the Chase.
GM Authority (blog)
If you were an animal, what would you be? That's the question NASCAR recently set out to answer for some of its Sprint Cup Series drivers including ...
TheSpread.com
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series goes to its first road course of the season this week when drivers compete in the Toyota/Save Mart 350. According to 
WESTERNMASSNEWS.com
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -. Local Nascar legend, Mario Fiore, has passed away today at the age of 65 from an undisclosed sickness.
New NASCAR aero rules at MI a "step in the right direction"
The Independent Republic
Elliott was tough in his quest to become the first NASCAR rookie to win at MI, leading 35 of the 200 laps, however, Logano was dominant as he led ...
PaddockTalk
Come meet Regan: On Sunday morning, Smith will be visiting the Fanatics Trackside Superstore at 9:00 a.m. He will be signing autographs and ...
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NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Denny Hamlin (18) leaves the pits during the Hisense 4K TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Photo: Jim ...
PaddockTalk
"Yeah, it's a bigger Martinsville to be honest, and there's really nothing on the schedule that even compares to that. The long straightaways, and the ...
TheSpread.com
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drives under the lights this week for the Drivin' for Linemen 200. Here's a look at the odds to win this race.
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Tyler Reddick celebrates his win in the NASCAR Truck series auto race, Friday, May 29, 2015, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.
Alton Telegraph
Gateway Motorsports park in Madison will play host to three races June 25 with a pair of races prior to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' ...

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New details emerge in the attack on Mike Wallace and his daughter



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 Friday schedule at Sonoma Raceway

Sprint Cup teams return to action today with practice.  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/24/friday-schedule-at-sonoma-raceway/



Dirty dozen

With 12 turns over two miles of asphalt, Sonoma Raceway offers one of the most unique challenges on the Sprint Cup circuit. 

 http://www.nbcsports.com/video/breaking-down-three-key-sections-sonoma-raceway 

  NASCAR America: Challenges Sonoma presents for spotters

NASCAR America: California’s lasting impact on NASCAR

NASCAR America: Previewing Truck series race at Gateway 

  Matt Crafton: Drivin' for Linemen 200 notes

Chase Status... Crafton is currently first in the 2016 NCWTS driver point standings after seven races this season, with an 11-point lead over second-place William Byron. As on... more


Recent News 


(6/23/16) 

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Courtesy ESPN.com

Is this finally Brad Keselowski's week to get his first Sprint Cup win on a road course? Our crew delves into that and much more.


5 articles, courtesy Amanda Vincent
(Thanks Amanda !!!!!):


  http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-schedule-weather-outlook-for-sonoma-gateway/

NASCAR schedule, weather outlook for Sonoma, Gateway 


   http://www.examiner.com/article/caleb-holman-fined-john-hunter-nemechek-docked-points-after-iowa

Caleb Holman fined, John Hunter Nemechek docked points after Iowa
                                   

http://www.examiner.com/article/six-xfinity-series-crew-chiefs-placed-on-probation-after-iowa

Six Xfinity Series crew chiefs placed on probation after Iowa

Amanda Vincent

Courtesy FOX Sports (http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/news):  

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Fiery Crash


This weekend @ Bridgeport Speedway  & Spirit Speedway (http://www.bpspeedway.com/) (http://www.spiritspeedway.com/): 

 270 & 600 Micros, 4 Cyl, & TSRS 305 Sprints (5/8 mile)

June 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Spirit Auto Center Speedway,
83 Floodgate Rd. Swedesboro, NJ 08085
Swedesboro, 08085
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Adults - $15.00   5:30 pm           -           All gates open 5:40 pm           -           Safety inspection & registration begins 7:00 pm           -           Driver’s meeting 7:15 pm           -           Track gates open for warm ups   7:30 pm           -           Hot laps 270cc Micro Sprints – ½ of field 600cc Micro Sprints 270cc Micro Sprints – ½ of field 4 Cylinder Enduro Cars   7:55 pm           -           Invocation/National Anthem   8:00 pm           -           Racing begins 600cc Micro Sprint Qualifying Heats – 8…

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Crush Cancer Night – Racing, Monster Trucks, and more // Sponsored by Spirit Auto Center

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come join us help Crush Throat cancer on June 25th as we celebrate the life of an employee who passed last winter of Throat Cancer

We will have a Monster Truck Exhibition, Monster Truck Rides, Tons of Racing Action, and Much more at this show!

We will be doing a helmet pass for donations to the Throat Cancer Foundation in Larry’s name and will also be accepting donations for the Monster Truck Rides as well that will go to the Throat Cancer Foundation as well  Details

Date:
June 25
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free - $40



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All set for Sonoma

The Sprint Cup Series is back this weekend with the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, and NASCAR America breaks down the track.

http://www.nbcsports.com/video/breaking-down-three-key-sections-sonoma-raceway




Saturday Night @ New Egypt Speedway (http://www.newegyptspeedway.net/): 

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Graduation Night

358 Modifieds, Crates, Street Stocks, Rookies

Schedule of Events for June 25, 2016

New Egypt Speedway & Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Presents

Graduation Night

Saturday, June 25, 2016

4:00 PM- Pit Gates Open

6:00 PM- Hot Laps (Modifieds, Crates, Street Stocks, Rookies)

Invocation & National Anthem

7:00 PM- Rookie Graduation

Rookie Feature (10 laps)

Crate Heats (8 laps)

Modified Heats (10 laps)

` Street Stock Feature (laps determined by car count)

Crate B-Main (8 laps)

Modified B-Main (10 laps)

Intermission

Crate Feature (20 laps)

Modified Feature (30 laps)

Pit area open to fans to see the cars up close and meet the drivers AFTER the FINAL race. Turn 4

gate will be open after ALL racecars have safely returned from the race track.

SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE!

Listen to the track broadcast on 91.5 FM!

Pit Gates 4:00 PM
Grandstands 5:00 PM
Hot Laps 6:00 PM
Racing 7:00 PM

Adults $20
Seniors 65 & Older $18
Teens 12-15 $10
Military & Spouses with ID $10
Children 11 & Under FREE


Courtesy The Frontstretch

Iowa Winner Sam Hornish, Jr. Among Teams Penalized by NASCAR

On Wednesday, NASCAR released their weekly penalty report.  In it, six separate teams from multiple series were penalized for body modifications, including the race-winning No. 18 of Sam Hornish, Jr. in the XFINITY Series.  In addition, John Hunter Nemechek's No. 8 was docked ten points for failing post-race laser inspection.  Read more

Entry List: Drivin for Linemen 200

NASCAR has released the entry list for Saturday night's Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway.  34 trucks are currently entered for the race, meaning that two will fail to qualify.  Read more 

Today's Featured Commentary
Joe Gibbs Racing Continues XFINITY Series Dominance
Potts' Shots
by John Potts

Very interesting XFINITY race at Iowa last Sunday afternoon.

Over all the years I’ve been following and officiating motorsports, there have been many times when somebody or some team figured something out and preceded to blow everybody else away until people caught up with them. 
There have been the Kiekhaefer teams way back in the 1950s, progressing to the Wood Brothers, the Pettys, Junior Johnson, and so many others at one time or another. I’m sure I’d forget someone if I tried to mention all of them.

At times, it was NASCAR that caught up with them like Jeff Gordon’s “T-Rex” Chevrolet at the Winston so many years back. Apparently, that car was right up against the end of the rule book but fit the letter of the rules. They were allowed to run it, but were instructed not to bring it back.

Then, of course there were Smokey Yunick’s famous escapades including the one where they took the entire fuel delivery system, including the tank, off the car and then told him he couldn’t run it.

According to the story, Smokey fired it up and drove the car all the way back to his shop.

This "tug of war" has happened in nearly all racing series of any kind at one time or another. Take the domination of the two Ken Black Camaros in NHRA’s Pro Stock division. Since the sanctioning body went from carburetors to electronic fuel injection for the 2016 season, nobody but Jason Line or Greg Anderson has had so much as a smell of first place.

Obviously these guys and Ken Black were working on it all winter, came up with the answer and it's been dominance ever since. Anderson admitted last week that everybody else is getting closer but it’s been a long, hard pull for them to catch up.

What impressed me about last week’s XFINITY race was that it put a big stamp on the prevailing opinion that Joe Gibbs Racing has figured something out in NASCAR that nobody else knows -- that’s why they’re kicking everybody else’s tails in two series. 
They took a driver in Hornish who hadn’t been in a race car for over six months and that driver didn’t just win the race, he completely dominated it.

Agreed, Sam Hornish is one terrific wheelman – an Indy 500 and three IndyCar titles to his credit - but there has to be some reason he’s been out of a ride in NASCAR for a while. He jumped in that JGR car and right off was the class of the field. No one else was even close.

So what is it that JGR has figured out, and just who figured it out?

Who knows – maybe Kyle Busch thought it up while he was watching the races from the couch over the first part of last season. But whatever it is, the rest of NASCAR's got a long, hard pull ahead to reel JGR back into view.

Frontstretch Line of the Week
 
From Beyond the Cockpit: Kyle Larson Smarter Now Than in Rookie Season

"I’d love to have gotten the win a long time ago. Coming up short and close so many times, it’s just going to make that first win, whenever it does happen, that much more special. I would’ve loved to have won a Cup race in 2014, came close a few times. But it’ll feel great and it’ll be a big relief off our shoulders when we do finally get that win."  - Kyle Larson on whether he'd prefer winning quickly or earning his first victory over a long period of time.
TODAY AT FRONTSTRETCH:

by Sean Fesko and Joseph Wolkin
by Bryan Gable


by Tom Bowles

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What will Hendrick Motorsports look like in the year 2020?


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Kyle Larson earned his second Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by…


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The 6 best NASCAR road trips that make race weekend more fun


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 NASCAR’s weekend schedule at Sonoma, Gateway

The Sprint Cup Series is at Sonoma Raceway while the Camping World Truck Series is in Illinois.   http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/23/nascars-weekend-schedule-at-sonoma-gateway/

Erik Jones makes return to Truck series at Gateway

The 2015 Camping World Truck Series champion and Rookie of the Year will return to the series Saturday night.



Courtesy Amanda Vincent (Thanks Amanda !) :

Reports put Jeff Gordon on short list of daytime show co-host candidates

http://autoracingdaily.com/reports-put-jeff-gordon-on-short-list-of-daytime-show-co-host-candidates/

Amanda Vincent

Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/)
"Garden State Classic" news !

(Thanks Jeff Gravatt !!) ; 

DANNY BOHN TO RACE BRANNICK’S NO. 51 MODIFIED IN WALL STADIUM’S “GARDEN STATE CLASSIC” SATURDAY (JUNE 25)

 

WALL, N.J. ~ Young veteran Modified stock car driver Danny Bohn will be returning to his family’s roots at Wall Stadium Speedway once again this Saturday (June 25) as he will drive for Scott Brannick in the North American Construction No. 51 in the 55th running of the “Garden State Classic.” The prestigious 125-lap race offers $5,000 to the winner.

 

            Bohn, the 2014 driving champion at the Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. and four-time Bowman Gray Modified winner in 2015, is no stranger to Wall Stadium’s third mile high banked oval. In fact, his grandfather Parker Bohn and father Eddie Bohn were both driving champions and multi-time feature winners at the track. Danny Bohn, who was raised in New Jersey just miles from Wall Stadium, now lives in Mooresville, N.C.

 

            “My grandfather was a legend at the speedway and my father was also very successful there,” Bohn said. “With all the success that both had at Wall Stadium neither was able to get a win in the Garden State Classic. I want to win this race for my grandfather, my father, Scott Brannick and the team.”

 

“I’m real happy to be racing for Scott. I raced for him twice at the end of last year and we had a real good time. Scott has a reputation for owning beautiful and very fast equipment. Winning is his goal. He has put together a great team for the Garden State Classic. What more could a driver ask from a car-owner.”

 

            North American Construction in Brick, N.J., Blewett Equipment and Contracting in Howell, N.J., Brice’s NAPA Auto Supply in Freehold, N.J. and JT Motorsports in Howell, N.J will sponsor Bohn’s No. 51 Modified. Bilstein shock absorbers has also joined the team as an associate sponsor for the race. North American Construction Racing will also enter a team car in the race with veteran Ken Woolley, Jr. of Howell at the controls.

 

            “When this opportunity came up for Danny to drive in the Classic I knew it was good for everyone involved,” team owner Brannick said. “Since Rob Ormsbee is available he has come on for this race as our crew chief and Tom Martino Race Engines is our motor sponsor for the weekend. I’m excited to get to the track and to see how we do in the Garden State Classic. We can’t wait for this Saturday.”

 

WALL STADIUM MODIFIEDS READY FOR GARDEN STATE CLASSIC

THIS SATURDAY (JUNE 25)

 

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Many of the top drivers in asphalt Modified stock car racing are ready to compete in one of the most prestigious events in the sport as Wall Stadium presents the 55th running of the Garden State Classic this Saturday evening (June 25). Current plans call for spectator seating to open at 5:00 p.m., with qualifying slated for 5:45 p.m. and main event action to follow around 7:00 p.m.

 

            This year’s 125-lap format, offering $5,000 to the winner, is attracting the attention of several racers in the Downs Ford Modified division. Expected to see action are top drivers Andrew Krause of Holmdel, brothers Trevor and Zack Alspach, both of Willingboro, Eric Mauriello of Howell, Jackson’s Jason Treat, Brick’s Shawna Ingraham, Jackson’s Steven Reed and Derek Hopkinson of Toms River. Also among expected entries are Adam LaCicero of Lavallette, Chas Okerson of Freehold, Shaun Carrig of Little Falls, Howell’s Chris Reynolds and Jason Hearne of New Egypt.

 

“Outside Invaders,” drivers who do not compete at Wall on a weekly basis, have also shown an interest in the event including Danny Bohn of Mooresville, N.C., Anthony Sesely of Matawan and Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa.

 

            Anthony Sesely is the defending champion of the race

 

Along with the championship 125-lap Downs Ford Modified race, the open cockpit TQ Midgets will battle in a 25-lap race on the “inner oval” while the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks and the Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks will compete in 25-lap feature races on the third mile high banked paved oval.

 

In addition the Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club cars will also be on display in the midway area, rides around the famous oval will be offered in the Green Flag Driving Experience ride-along car and the Navy Color Guard will be an important part of pre-race ceremonies. Children will enjoy the bounce house and special Brownie Sundaes will for available at the ice cream stand.

 

Saturday’s schedule will see the competitor pit area open at 1:00 p.m. Regular practice will start at 3:00 p.m., while spectator seating will open at 5:00 p.m.

 

Qualifying will then begin at 5:45 p.m. to be followed by feature race action for all divisions slated for 7:00 p.m.

 

Wall Stadium Speedway is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. More information can be obtained by visiting www.wallspeedwayracing.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com



(6/22/16) 

Courtesy NBC Sports

‘A major milestone’: Crew chief Adam Stevens recalls Kyle Busch’s 2015 win at Sonoma

First win of 2015 season marked a significant step toward the Sprint Cup championship

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/22/a-major-milestone-crew-chief-adam-stevens-recalls-kyle-buschs-victory-at-sonoma-last-year/

Six Xfinity Series crew chiefs put on probation after Iowa violations

The crew chiefs of Brad Keselowski, Erik Jones and Sam Hornish Jr. were among those put on probation for altering body panels. 

 http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/22/six-xfinity-series-crew-chiefs-put-on-probation-after-iowa-violations/

Courtesy NASCAR.com / Sprint Cup Series (http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series.html): 

 From the Vault: Stewart beats Gordon for Sonoma win
http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/franchises/all-videos.sprint-cup-series-tony-stewart-beats-gordon-to-win-at-sonoma-raceway.4974057463001.html

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It's time once again to recognize one of our great…


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Entry List: Toyota/Save Mart 350

Earlier this week, NASCAR released the official entry for Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350k.  41 teams are entered, including Dylan Lupton and Cody Ware, who are both attempting to make their Sprint Cup debuts.  Read more

Today's Featured Commentary
Get in Line....
Professor of Speed
by Mark Howell
 
The Fourth of July poses a problem this year. Allow me to explain.

My mother-in-law is a retired librarian in the town of Frankfort, Michigan. Despite her being retired, the size of my mother-in-law’s community enables her to remain connected to the local library and its current roster of staff.

In recent years, the library has taken part in the town’s traditional Fourth of July parade. This event is quintessential “small town America” with fire engines, kids on decorated bicycles, church floats, antique cars, and the local high school’s marching band. The library typically provides a float or display celebrating that year’s summer reading theme for the state of Michigan.

Last year’s theme was “Superheroes”, so my son donned his red-and-gold “Flash” costume and rode his scooter in the parade, touting his penchant for “speed” reading. He was surrounded by a dozen or more marchers who blended superhero outfits with the virtues of supporting their local library. A good time was had by all.

So what to do for this year’s parade?

The summer reading theme in Michigan this year is “Ready, Set, Read!” Staff at the library quickly leaned toward current events and suggested an “Olympics” theme that would allow staff and friends to wear all manner of athletic gear and wave American flags.

But they were sorely missing an obvious point.

“Ready, Set, Read”, to me (and many others), conjured up thoughts of racing. The phrase is customarily uttered at the beginning of a dash or a sprint, like one might have at a picnic, a reunion, or a school’s field day.

To me, the library’s parade marchers needed to celebrate racing in all its diverse forms.

My wife and I brainstormed possible depictions and the ideas came like a flood. We envisioned kids dressed in cycling gear on their decorated bikes and people jogging in shorts and tee-shirts. The idea of having someone wearing colorful clothes and riding a horse seemed both funny and doable, given that the Frankfort parade features many equestrian-based displays.

Then there was the 200-mph elephant drafting across the room.

“What about NASCAR?”

“We could do something tied to motorsports!”

There seemed to be any number of puns to use. A kid could turn his pedal car into a stock car and carry a sign encouraging people to “race” to the library for a good book. I could break out some of my old pit crew gear and have someone say that the library is a great place to “refuel”. Maybe it could be said that people never “tire” of a good read?

Racing, to us, made more sense as a parade display than the Olympics.

Maybe that’s because racing carries so much unrecognized interest for non-fans that’s hidden by natural curiosity. I learned this first hand more than ten years ago when Michigan schools celebrated “Ready, Set, Read!” as a library promotion. A local elementary school knew of my ties to NASCAR as both a writer and a part-time crew member, so I was asked to visit with the students and talk to them about motorsports.

Being an audience of elementary school kids, they were interested when I compared the speeds of various racing cars, the types of cars used, and the often wild-and-crazy colors used to make cars visible to fans. I showed them some of the gear I wore and explained how racing has made the cars they ride in both faster and safer.

And the kids paid attention. Several weeks later, a teacher from the school told me that her students could still recall facts and details from my presentation.

So what better way to draw attention to the local library than to have marchers touting the spectacles of speed we celebrate in motorsports? Build more interest by reminding the masses that racing is really very cool. I even suggested we get an area race team to add its car to the parade, or get a Michigander like Brad Keselowski or Erik Jones to take part?

Maybe Brad can bring one of the XFINITY or NCWTS rides he owns to Frankfort? Now THAT would make a parade to remember!

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Lawn care company releases statement related to Mike Wallace assault

Amanda Vincent


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Chase Elliott will get extra track time and extra help at Sonoma


NASCAR on NBC podcast, Episode XXVI: A.J. Allmendinger

The JTG Daugherty Racing driver on his Northern California roots, how his team is approaching the road-course races differently...   http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/22/nascar-on-nbc-podcast-episode-xxvi-a-j-allmendinger/

NASCAR America: The most memorable moments of the 2016 season so far

From photo finishes to lug nuts, 2016 hasn't lacked for storylines.



Courtesy The Stock Car Gazette
(Thanks Heather !): 
Award-Winning Country Music Duo Montgomery Gentry To Perform Pre-Race Concert For 58th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola
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Feb. 13 — x-Sprint Unlimited (Denny Hamlin). Feb. 18 — x-Can-Am Duel At Daytona 1 (Dale Earnhardt Jr). Feb. 18 — x-Can-Am Duel At Daytona 2 ...
Charlotte Observer
NASCAR driver Mike Wallace posted these pictures on Facebook of his bloodied face and of his daughter in a hospital bed after he said they were ...
Napa Valley Register
Enormous crowds are expected this weekend at Sonoma Raceway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. The CHP is urging non-race traffic to ...
Bleacher Report
And here we are, back on the west coast, for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 for the first road-course race of the season. Ten turns, 1.99 miles of asphalt ...
Beyond the Flag
Speaking of out of this world, here are five bold predictions for the rest of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Some may surprise you, some may ...
Orlando Sentinel
43 Smithfield Ford and the winner of the restrictor-plate 2014 Coke Zero 400, sits in his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Go 
Daytona Beach News-Journal
DAYTONA BEACH — The defense attorney for a former major at Tomoka Correctional Institution accused of stealing more than $100,000 in NASCAR ...
SFGate
NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger started riding BMX bikes when he was 5 years old. A couple of years later, he wondered aloud what it would be like ...
Florida Times-Union
Charlie Neibergall Associated Press Sam Hornish Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Sunday at Iowa ...
Belleville News-Democrat
The sights and sounds of NASCAR at its very best will be on display once again on Saturday at Gateway MotorSports Park. One of the most popular 
Beyond the Flag
William Byron has all the momentum in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series, and the future looks promising for the 18-year-old driver.
PaddockTalk
Red Horse Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History... Since entering NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition in 2005, RHR ...

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Cody Ware plans Sprint Cup debut at Sonoma

http://autoracingdaily.com/cody-ware-plans-sprint-cup-debut-at-sonoma/

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Elliott ranked on 50 most marketable athletes list

Best finishes of 2016


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Can Kyle Busch start a championship run once again at Sonoma?


Brad Keselowski thinks another manufacturer is priority no. 1


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Penalties continue for Kyle Larson's team

Amanda Vincent

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More details emerge in beating of Mike Wallace, including 911 audio tapes

Landscaping company that employs one of the three men arrested issues statement saying it is being unfairly treated by Wallace...  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/21/more-details-emerge-in-beating-of-mike-wallace-including-911-audio-tapes/

Grandson of Joe Gibbs offered football scholarship from University of Michigan



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  http://autoracingdaily.com/dylan-lupton-plans-sprint-cup-debut-at-sonoma/

Dylan Lupton plans Sprint Cup debut at Sonoma 

http://autoracingdaily.com/patrick-carpentier-in-sprint-cup-car-for-sonoma-indianapolis/

Patrick Carpentier in Sprint Cup car at Sonoma and Indianapolis

http://autoracingdaily.com/dont-feel-sorry-for-crew-chiefs-suspended-for-lug-nut-issues/

Don't feel sorry for crew chiefs suspended for lug nut issues

Amanda Vincent

Courtesy The Frontstretch

Matt Tifft Set to Return at Daytona

Joe Gibbs Racing announced Monday that Matt Tifft will return to the drivers' seat for the Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona July 1st.  Tifft missed Iowa last weekend due to a back injury.  Read more

Today's Featured Commentary
Short Track Tempers or Something More? Wild Saturday Night at Bowman Gray
Sitting in the Stands: A Fan's View
by S.D. Grady

Ah, short track tempers.  They are the stuff that NASCAR was built on.  Unfortunately, an altercation at Bowman Gray Stadium Saturday night sets an example nobody should follow.  The night ended with an owner in the emergency room and a driver in handcuffs.

What happened?  Joe Ryan Osborne got into it on track with James Civali.  Blocks were thrown, Civali's Modified Division car spun out and tempers ignited.  Osborne drove for the owner of Civali's machine last year and the bad blood has been boiling throughout the beginning of the season. When Osborne pulled into the pits, he was met by Civali's owner, David Hill.  This part is where the story goes two ways....

Hill says he was simply at the driver's window, explaining his displeasure with the way Osborne has been racing the Hill machines this year.  20-year-old Osborne told Speed51.com that six Hill crew members were trying to pull him out of the car, throwing punches at his head and yanking his head around.  Osborne then said he just had to get away from the group and gunned his engine.

The Winston-Salem police on detail at the stadium were summoned to the pits for Osborne doing donuts.

David Hill reported that Osborne kept gunning the engine, then simply put the pedal down and Hill's arm was caught between the wheel and the fender.  He was ultimately flung off the car. Hill was released from the hospital early the next morning with stitches in his hand and road rash on his arm.  Osborne was arrested back at his hauler and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, but released on his own recognizance pending his court date.

This is one of those cases where I can understand the fear Osborne might have felt if he was being hauled out of his Modified by an angry mob bent on beating him. However, when I picture a modified doing donuts in a crowded pit area after the end of a race, my blood runs cold.  It could have been the worst possible scenario--a race car running amok through a crowd of innocent bystanders. Fearing for his life or not, that was a very unfortunate choice that Osborne made.

In the back of every racing fan's mind lingers the sad story of Kevin Ward and Tony Stewart.  We've all examined in our hearts the possibility of a driver getting so angry with a competitor they might aim their car at a person.  I don't think we ever considered a driver getting so pissed that he would send his car into an uncontrolled spin in a crowd. It's just inconceivable.

Osborne is a young twenty years old and his age does add a maturity angle to the situation.  Would an older person react the same way? Well, 37-year-old Kevin Harvick played tug of war between his truck and a couple crew members from the Camping World Truck Series No. 3 at Martinsville in 2013.  After repeated on-track incidents between the two teams, Harvick parked in Dillon's pit. He ultimately ended up trying to fend off angry fists through his window net by gunning his truck forward.  So, no, age does not automatically trigger cooler heads.

What perhaps differentiates the Osborne incident from the Harvick altercation is one of money.  At the top tiers of NASCAR, pit road and even the garage area tend to be roomier and the number of people allowed on them are limited.  However, if you consider the fact that if Osborne turned differently or revved his engine a little bit more, the whole evening could have gone from a single person injured to somebody dead -- and then the number of people around the car becomes moot.

When all is said and done, Osborne should be suspended from competition for the remainder of the year. Other young men and women fighting their way through the ranks of local short tracks don't need to use his actions as something to aspire to.  Nobody does, no matter how threatened he may have felt at the time.

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Daniel Hemric shares his memories of his first go-cart when he gets it back after many years.  How did that Little Red Wagon song go? The front seat's broke and the axle's draggin'.  It doesn't matter when it was your first, though....


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 Will Sonoma continue run of different winners on road courses?

There have been 12 different winners in the last 14 races at Sonoma and Watkins Glen since Kyle Busch swept those events in 2008...  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/21/will-sonoma-continue-run-of-different-winners-on-road-courses/

Xfinity driver’s New Hampshire car features fans supporting brain aneurysm-related cause

Michael Annett is consistent on road courses

With only 40 cars in attendance, he is liable to finish in that same range this week, but he might not earn as many place-differential points if he qualifies better. more


Courtesy FOX Sports (http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/news): 

AJ Allmendinger explains why Sonoma Raceway is like a short track


Kurt Busch has 'amazing experience' testing F1 car in Abu Dhabi


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Matthew Willis provides his best value picks for daily fantasy NASCAR this week at Sonoma Raceway. He recommends Kurt Busch, who finished in second place last year.


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Rico Abreu turned in a dominant performance to win Monday


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Mike Wallace recovering from assault after concert

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Sam Hornish Jr. hadn't been in a race car since last November. 

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/21/nascar-america-sam-hornish-jr-calls-in-to-discuss-his-iowa-win/



(6/20/16) 

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How many wins will Joe Gibbs Racing finish the 2016 season with?



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Kyle Busch Foundation partners with Brides Across America 


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Sam Hornish, Jr. Takes Iowa Victory in 2016 Debut

Sam Hornish, Jr. was drafted into the No. 18 at Iowa off the bench due to Matt Tifft's back problems.  Hornish, who hadn't run a NASCAR race since the conclusion of the 2015 season wasn't even fitted for the ride at Joe Gibbs Racing until this week. That was not an issue for the Ohio native, however, who led 183 laps en route to his second Iowa victory.  Ty Dillon was second, followed by Brad Keselowski, Daniel Suarez and Alex Bowman.  Read more 





Saturday night, William Byron held off Cole Custer in Iowa's closing laps and dealt with deteriorating track conditions to take his third win of the season.  Custer was second, followed by Cameron Hayley, Ben Rhodes and Tyler Reddick.  Read more


JR Heffner Partners with Martins Motorsports for Eldora

Saturday night, Frontstretch learned that JR Heffner has partnered with Martins Motorsports to compete in July's Aspen Dental 150 at Eldora Speedway.  Heffner will provide his own equipment while making a third attempt to conquer the high-banked dirt track.  Read more





Letter of the Race: Sunday's American Ethanol E15 250 was brought to you by the letter "R," for Redemption.  Sam Hornish, Jr. has used a victory at Iowa to propel his career before; can he do it again?  With no plans on racing this year, Hornish was apparently substitute teaching in his home state of Ohio a couple of weeks ago.  Now, he's a two-time winner at Iowa Speedway with more races on the schedule at Richard Childress Racing in the XFINITY Series later in the season. - Phil Allaway

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by Bryan Gable

by Beth Lunkenheimer


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Courtesy FOX Sports (http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/news): 

Roush Fenway Racing reveals throwback scheme for Darlington XFINITY race

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/shake-and-bake/roush-fenway-racing-reveals-throwback-scheme-xfinity-series-darlington-raceway-062016 

The six most dominant Sprint Cup drivers at Sonoma Raceway

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/sonoma-raceway-6-most-dominant-active-sprint-cup-series-drivers-average-finish-062016

 

Police make three arrests in alleged assaults of Mike Wallace, his daughter


NASCAR community congratulates Cleveland Cavaliers on first NBA championship


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With the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series around halfway through their regular seasons, the Chase in each is taking shape, Bob Pockrass writes in the Monday Rundown.


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Police report lists attack of NASCAR driver Mike Wallace as under investigation

Mike Wallace explains to WSOC what led to attack in parking lot after concert.   http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/20/nascar-driver-mike-wallace-tells-tv-station-what-happened-before-attack-provides-updated-photo/

Ryan Reed honoring Bobby Allison with Darlington paint scheme

Entry list for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup race at Sonoma


NASCAR: No plans for Sprint Cup at Iowa Speedway; Xfinity-truck weekend ‘delivered’

The short track played host to the two NASCAR national series on the same weekend for the first time.  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/20/nascar-no-plans-for-sprint-cup-at-iowa-speedway-xfinity-truck-doubleheader-debut-delivered/



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3 arrested for assault on ex-driver Mike Wallace

Three people have been arrested in connection with an assault on former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Mike Wallace and his daughter following a concert Friday night in Charlotte, police say.

Hornish wins Xfinity race in first start of season

Sam Hornish Jr. led 183 of 250 laps in his first race of 2016 and cruised to victory in Sunday's NASCAR Xfinity race at the Iowa Speedway.

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 JGR pit crews make swap in-race at Iowa  http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2016/6/19/joe-gibbs-racing-pit-crew-18-20-iowa-swap.html

Kennedy earns top-10 finish in NXS debut http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2016/6/19/ben-kennedy-top-10-iowa-finish-xfinity-series-debut.html

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Pinch Hitter Hornish Claims Iowa Checkers

Before Sunday Sam Hornish Jr. hadn’t raced in NASCAR since…

 


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Sam Hornish Jr. marks NASCAR return with Xfinity win

Amanda Vincent

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 What rust? Hornish looks sterling, dominates Xfinity win at Iowa

Sam Hornish Jr. won his first race after a 210-day layoff -- and did it in dominating fashion Sunday at Iowa.  

 http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/19/what-rust-hornish-looks-sterling-dominates-xfinity-win-at-iowa/

Courtesy NASCAR.com / Xfinity Series (http://www.nascar.com/en_us/xfinity-series.html): 

 What rust? Hornish stomps field en route to Iowa win

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2016/6/19/iowa-speedway-race-results-winner-xfinity-series.html

Hornish Jr. returns, no signs of rust  http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2016/6/18/sam-hornish-jr-xfinity-series-return-iowa-speedway-joe-gibbs-racing.html 


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Super sub Sam Hornish Jr. wins XFINITY race at Iowa Speedway

 http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/sam-hornish-jr-wins-xfinity-series-race-iowa-speedway-american-ethanol-e15-250-061916

NASCAR veteran Mike Wallace allegedly brutally attacked after concert


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NASCAR on NBC podcast, Episode XXV: Landon Cassill

The Front Row Motorsports driver on his unconventional plans for promotion in social media, being named NASCAR's most stylish...  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/19/nascar-on-nbc-podcast-episode-xxv-landon-cassill/



Courtesy NASCAR.com/Xfinity Series (http://www.nascar.com/en_us/xfinity-series.html):  

 TUNE-IN ALERT: XFINITY race at Iowa, 1:30 p.m. ET (FS1)


    News & Results from Saturday nights races @ New Egypt Speedway (http://www.newegyptspeedway.net/) are posted on my New Egypt Speedway News Page 3 : New Egypt Speedway News Page 3 ! !

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  Busch in Baku

NASCAR driver Busch in Baku this weekend to see Haas F1 Team in action.   http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2016/06/19/kurt-busch-gets-acquainted-with-haas-f1-car-in-baku/

Taking the next step up: Ben Kennedy to make Xfinity Series debut today in Iowa

Ben Kennedy, grandson of late NASCAR chairman Bill France Jr., makes his Xfinity Series debut Sunday at Iowa. http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/19/taking-the-next-step-up-ben-kennedy-to-make-xfinity-series-debut-today-in-iowa/

Today’s Xfinity race at Iowa: Start time, weather, radio/TV info and lineup

All the particulars for today's race at Iowa Speedway.  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/19/todays-xfinity-race-at-iowa-start-time-weather-radiotv-info-and-lineup/ 

Quick success has surprised Truck rookie William Byron

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings after Iowa  


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William Byron continues impressive rookie season with Iowa win

Amanda Vincent

(6/18/16)


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 Luke Wilson named Sonoma Sprint Cup Series pace car driver 

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 Like father, like son: It’s ‘Front Row John’ as Nemechek takes Iowa truck pole

John Hunter Nemechek followed in his father's footsteps, earning his first career pole for tonight's Truck race at Iowa.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/18/like-father-like-son-its-front-row-john-as-nemechek-takes-iowa-truck-pole/


Quick success has surprised Truck rookie William Byron

William Byron is exceeding expectations and surprising himself in his first Camping World Truck Series season.   http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/18/quick-success-has-surprised-truck-rookie-william-byron/

Courtesy National Speed Sport News (http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/): 

Off Week Lands Shoulders In Victory Lane

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers such as Kyle Larson and…







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Cole Custer gets new crew chief

Amanda Vincent
 


Courtesy ESPN.com

Joey Logano has reached elite status, but how long before the likes of Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney join him? Our crew of insiders delves into that and much more.

Power Rankings: Father's Day edition

After a win at Michigan, Joey Logano moved up, while Kyle Busch took a tumble in Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.


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  NASCAR’s Saturday schedule at Iowa Speedway

When and where to listen, watch the Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway.  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/18/nascars-saturday-schedule-at-iowa-speedway/




Courtesy FOX Sports (http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/news):  

NASCAR hauler parade is always a big event

4 Truck Series storylines for tonight's race

All in the family: but on different teams



Courtesy National Speed Sport News (http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/): 

NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Larson doesn’t get many opportunities…



Courtesy Amanda Vincent
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Red Horse Racing crew chief suspended

Amanda Vincent

This weekend @ Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/): 

We are taking a break this week to host

Formula Drift Round 4: The Gauntlet

We will be back Saturday, June 25 

for the much anticipated Garden State Classic >>


Tonight @ New Egypt Speedway (http://www.newegyptspeedway.net/): 

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

Father’s Day Night

358 Modifieds, Sportsman, NEWS Sprints presented by Burlington Overhead Door

First 50 Father’s will receive a FREE Home Depot can koozie plus Father’s Day Races

Schedule of Events for Saturday, June 18

New Egypt Speedway Presents

Father’s Day Night

Saturday, June 18, 2016

6:00 PM- Hot Laps (Modifieds, NEWS Sprints, Sportsman)

7:00 PM- NEWS Sprint Heats (8 laps)

Sportsman Heats (8 laps)

Modified Heats (10 laps)

Sportsman B-Main (8 laps)

Modified B-Main (10 laps)

NEWS Sprint Feature (20 laps)

Modified Feature (30 laps)

Sportsman Feature (20 laps)

Pit area open to fans to […]

This weekend @ Bridgeport Speedway (http://www.bpspeedway.com/): 

Pack the House Night // Presented by Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Come out and enjoy and intense race show on the house! Get into the grandstands completely FREE on this night! We hope you enjoy the show!
 
Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks, TSRS 305 Sprints, Rookies 5/8 mile & 270s, 600s, 4 Cyl, 8 Cyl Enduro-$1,000 to win) 1/4 mile
****PLUS****
 
– Tons of Business Vendors with all kinds of Products
– Live Music
– Bouncy Slide
– Bounce House
– Bandit Bus Rides for the kids
and Much more…

3:30 p.m. – Pit gates open

3:40 p.m. – Safety Inspection and check in begins

4:30 p.m. – Grandstand gates open

4:30 p.m. – Driver’s Meeting(5/8 mile)

4:50 p.m. – Call Drivers for Hot laps

5:05 p.m. – Track gates CLOSED

5:15 p.m. – Hot laps

  • Outlaw Stock Cars
  • Crate/Sportsman
  • TSRS 305’s

5:40 p.m. – Drivers meeting(1/4mile)

5:45 p.m. – Track Prep for heats

5:55 p.m. – Welcome/Invocation/National Anthem

6:00 p.m. – Racing begins

  • Rookie feature – 6 laps
  • Outlaw Stock Car Heats – 6 laps
  • Crate/Sportsman Heats – 8 laps each
  • TSRS 305 Heats – 8 laps each
  • Garden State Vintage Feature
  • ¼ mile Hot Laps:
  • 270cc Micro Sprints
  • 600cc Micro Sprints
  • Slingshots (Timed Hot Laps)
  • 4 Cylinder Enduro Cars (Timed Hot Laps)
  • 270cc Micro Sprint Qualifying Heats – 8 Laps
  • 600cc Micro Sprint Qualifying Heats – 8 Laps

Intermission/Track Prep

 

  • Crate/Sportsman Feature – 20 laps (stage behind grandstands)
  • Outlaw Stocks Feature – 15 laps
  • TSRS 305 Feature – 20 laps
  • 600cc Micro Sprint Feature – 20 laps
  • 270cc Micro Sprint Feature – 20 laps
  • 4 Cylinder Enduro Car Feature – 20 laps
  • Slingshots Feature – 20 laps
  • 8 Cylinder Enduro Car Feature – 30 laps (may increase depending on car count)(6/14/16)

Details

Date:
June 18
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Kenny Wallace Racing Experience

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Details

Date:
June 19
Time:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

Organizer

Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience  

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., fiancee Amy Reimann back in Germany having a blast


Kyle Larson excited to use time off from day job for lots of dirt racing


Here's proof that Jimmie Johnson doesn't rest even on vacation


Back to the future for ThorSport Racing at Iowa after major fire



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What you don't know about Daniel Suarez

Keselowski takes first IndyCar drive at Road America


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NASCAR on NBC podcast, Episode XXIV: Daniel Suarez

A conversation with the first Mexican-born driver to win in a NASCAR national series.



Xfinity regulars have chance to shine in Iowa

Only two Sprint Cup regulars are entered for Sunday's race at Iowa Speedway, giving Xfinity regulars a greater chance to win

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/17/this-weekend-is-a-chance-for-xfinity-regulars-to-shine-and-earn-chase-berth/


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A lot will go in to transforming Bristol Motor Speedway from a racetrack to a football stadium that will host Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee. Obliterating the attendance record is part of the fun. 

Racing Deckers making a name for themselves

Sisters Paige and Claire Decker will attempt to make their NASCAR Xfinity Series debut Sunday, while cousin Natalie Decker is preparing for an ARCA Midwest Tour race in July.


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 Not home, but no place like Iowa for Chase-bound Byron

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 Ben Kennedy leads both XFINITY Series practices in Iowa






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Today's Featured Commentary
Fathers and Sons
Professor of Speed
by Mark Howell
 
Bloodlines run deep throughout NASCAR Nation. The legacies passed from generation-to-generation by fathers through their sons are nothing short of legendary.

In the beginning, there was Bill France, Sr. and Bill France, Jr. That lineage was followed from Bill Jr. to his son Brian.

From there, the family ties comprising NASCAR simply extend across generations.

Ralph Earnhardt gave us Dale Earnhardt, who gave us Kerry, who gave us Jeffrey. And don’t forget to add Dale Jr. to the family’s competitive roster….

Such NASCAR royalty is famous, especially when you consider the line running from Lee Petty to his sons Maurice and “King” Richard. From Richard, we get Kyle, and from Kyle, we received Adam.

The bloodlines simply continue to grow and amaze us. Bill Elliott’s son is locked in an epic struggle with Dave Blaney’s son for this year’s Rookie-of-the-Year honors in the Sprint Cup Series. Bobby Allison’s son, Davey, earned that title back in 1987. Maybe someday we’ll see Davey’s son, Robbie, presented with the same award.

From Hall of Famer Ned Jarrett to Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett, we’ve watched with pride as famous families in NASCAR have built on the accomplishments of previous generations. It’s often been said that NASCAR itself is like one big family, a traveling thrill show where everyone lives and works as one. And that, to some extent, is true.

What’s more accurate is the idea that NASCAR is so tightly woven across generations of fathers and sons because such is the nature of the business. Rarely do we see a young driver enter the sport without some prior familial connection.

In motorsports, and especially in NASCAR, acculturation means just as much as acceleration.

The same idea can be applied to fans, as well. If a father follows NASCAR closely, the odds are good that his son will do so, too. This trait explains my own induction into the sport. My father has been a dedicated NASCAR fan for almost as long as there’s been a NASCAR. His idea of a wonderful date in 1953 was to take his newly-wedded wife (and my soon-to-be-mother) to a then-Grand National/now-Sprint Cup race at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. Just as my mom got to watch Herb Thomas wheel his Hudson to victory, I would – years later – get to watch David Pearson and Richard Petty visit Victory Lane at nearby Pocono Raceway.

Those were all fathers of sons, by the way, who wound up following in their dads’ tire tracks in one way or another.

Now I am a father of three children, our youngest being an eight-year-old boy who follows the exploits of Chase Elliott just as closely as his dad followed the accomplishments of Chase’s Hall of Fame father. My son loves to hear how I used to see Bill carrying Chase to pre-race festivities when Chase was just an infant, and how I used to smile and wave at Chase as the six-year-old strolled along pit road wearing his bright red Dodge racing jacket.

I can only hope that my life in-and-around NASCAR Nation will rub off on him. His sisters know and appreciate the sport but there’s something special about the ties between father and son. Maybe that’s why we have an open Sunday on the Sprint Cup calendar this week. It’s a good opportunity to cultivate and celebrate strong relationships before jumping headlong into a hectic stretch of the schedule.

Parenting is like the new aero packages we’re seeing in NASCAR. There’s no such thing as perfection, but that doesn’t mean we can’t improve from experience. Just like sons can learn from working alongside their fathers. That’s what built our sport, and that’s what can build its future….


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ThorSport Racing shop catches fire

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 Stuck in a slump

Dale Earnhardt Jr., recorded his fourth DNF of the season Sunday at Michigan.  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/14/nascar-america-earnhardt-jr-in-slump-after-poor-finish-at-michigan/

 

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On Sunday, Joey Logano dominated, leading 138 of 200 laps to take his first win of 2016.  Chase Elliott finished second, followed by Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick.  Read more

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Chasing the Chase: Harvick Gives Himself Breathing Room over Kurt Busch
by Phil Allaway

Kevin Harvick qualified poorly on Friday, but definitely made up for it during the race.  Harvick charged from his 29th starting spot to finish fifth.  That allowed him to gain ground on Kurt Busch, who finished tenth.  The margin is now 30 points.  Brad Keselowski remains in third and finishing fourth.  He gained two points on Harvick.  Carl Edwards is still fourth after finishing sixth.

After his win and maximum (48) points on Sunday, Joey Logano is up three places to fifth in points, 17 behind Edwards.  Chase Elliott, who finished second, is just two points behind Logano in sixth.  Jimmie Johnson is down one spot to seventh after hitting the wall late in the race and finishing 16th.  Martin Truex, Jr. moved up to eighth in points Sunday, but wasn't really satisfied with his 12th-place finish.

Kyle Busch finished last on Sunday after blowing an engine early on.  That 40th-place finish dropped Kyle from fifth to ninth in points.  Matt Kenseth maintained the tenth spot after finishing 14th.  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. remained in 11th, but lost significant ground after crashing out.  Austin Dillon is up one spot to 12th.

Denny Hamlin is just one point behind Dillon in 13th in points, while Jamie McMurray is still 14th.  Finally, Ryan Newman and Ryan Blaney swapped positions.  Newman moved up after finishing 11th, while Blaney fell back after hitting the wall and finishing 17th.

Point Standings (1-16): 1) Kevin Harvick 526, 2) Kurt Busch -30, 3) Brad Keselowski -46, 4) Carl Edwards -54, 5) Joey Logano -71, 6) Chase Elliott -73, 7) Jimmie Johnson -85, 8) Martin Truex, Jr. -93, 9) Kyle Busch -109, 10) Matt Kenseth -117, 11) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. -143, 12) Austin Dillon -145, 13) Denny Hamlin. -146, 14) Jamie McMurray -152, 15) Ryan Newman -157, 16) Ryan Blaney -162.

Race Winners: Denny Hamlin (Daytona), Jimmie Johnson (Atlanta, Auto Club), Brad Keselowski (Las Vegas, Talladega), Kevin Harvick (Phoenix), Kyle Busch (Martinsville, Texas, Kansas), Carl Edwards (Bristol, Richmond), Matt Kenseth (Dover), Martin Truex, Jr. (Charlotte), Kurt Busch (Pocono), Joey Logano (Michigan)

Letter of the Race: Sunday's FireKeepers Casino 400 was brought to you by the letter "L," for Loose.  The new rules that debuted this weekend resulted in some squirrely race cars on Sunday.  More braking was required than at any time since Michigan International Speedway was last repaved - Phil Allaway

Quotes to Remember: FireKeepers Casino 400
compiled by Phil Allaway

"What a great race car. To win here in Roger’s back yard and Ford’s back yard, this is always a big win for us here. We appreciate the great car. What a crazy race with the low downforce and with more cautions and more opportunity to screw up pretty much. What a fun race, racing with Chase (Elliott) and Kyle Larson. It is fun to see the young guys up there racing. I am not alone up there as a young guy anymore. I have guys up there younger than me racing for a win.

"It was not good in traffic and not really good by myself either. The cars didn’t have much grip and there was a lot of sliding around. Catching the traffic at the right time and knowing which lanes work best for you and understanding the cars that you are racing. We had plenty of opportunity to see what others cars were good on restarts and you kind of keep that mental notebook as you go." - Joey Logano, race winner

"I just did something dumb. You can’t do dumb stuff and win these races. Completely my fault. The guys gave me a great car today. This whole NAPA group has been working so hard these past few weeks and that one was on me. Like I said. You can’t do dumb stuff to win these things and I did today." - Chase Elliott, finished second

"I’m not sure. I’m not sure there was anything I could have done there. It was pretty tight to fire off for two or three laps; sometimes for a full run. My restarts were pretty good. You’ve got to have a good guy behind you if you get a good push. I just had good restarts and kept some track position, it seemed like. It might have been hard to pass. So, just staying out front the whole time was a big key. The Target Chevy was really fast. I think we had a third or fourth-place car. So, thanks to all these guys for working hard at the shop on not having much time to figure out this aero package and bring a nice piece here. I wish we could have gotten a win. But, we’ll keep fighting and hopefully we can run up-front more often." - Kyle Larson, finished third

"I am not sure the new package was everything we wanted it to be but it is a step in the right direction as far as putting the drivers in control of the racing but not in reducing the aero stuff we wanted. I guess we have to think about it a little.

"I think it is important to remember that these race cars have three dimensions to them. They have downforce, sideforce and drag and this is only a downforce reduction. It is a big chunk but I think we probably should think about the sideforce now a little bit because that hasn’t been tuned down at all. A lot of smart people will go back to the board and try to learn from today. I think it is an improvement but not the step we were looking for." - Brad Keselowski, finished fourth

"This is a work in progress. I applaud NASCAR for taking downforce away and the speeds are still so high because the surface is good and the Goodyear tires are good and everybody is working hard on their cars. They just keep working in this direction and we’re going to keep having better and better races. Those restarts, as crazy as they were, they were actually kind of fun." - Carl Edwards, finished sixth

"I love it.  I absolutely love it.  The package is good.  The aero package is starting to catch up now. The whole equation to this to make it all where everybody wants it to be are tires and aero.  Up to this point Goodyear has been way ahead of NASCAR.  NASCAR is finally catching up.  So, now we are getting the split between the two groups closed up. The good thing is Goodyear is primed and ready to do all the stuff they need to do.  They have been waiting on NASCAR.  It’s coming around.  It’s going to get back to… you know today we got to drive the cars.  We got to make a difference in the car and manipulate things.  That is what we have all been wanting.  We are not running Mach 12 around here in the middle of the corner.  I don’t know what everybody else is going to say, but I thought it was pretty good.  It may not be perfect yet, but it is more than definitely going in the right direction for sure." - Tony Stewart, finished seventh

"We are a little disappointed we thought we had enough speed to have a shot to win.  Obviously, it wasn’t all there, but never really got track position we needed.  I thought that first restart was good and we got to running fifth there, but the caution came out when we had pitted and we did not get in front of Jimmie (Johnson) before the caution came out, so that hurt us.  But, I’m proud of my guys they made some good adjustments to get us back in the game.  A good last restart, starting on top was a lot.  I don’t know what people thought of the package, but it was pretty hard to pass because you were really free.  I kind of had that feeling.  Everybody has wanted to go that way, but there is only so far and we are not all Superman out there, so downforce is king." - Austin Dillon, finished ninth

"It’s tough to say. There was no smoke inside the car and usually if you’re going to have a cut tire there’s going to be smoke at some point. Everything looked all clear and for it to go that long before it cut – I don’t know if it’s that or we ran over something that cut, either way it’s a tough day for our FedEx Office Camry. Had a top-three car all day, just restarts were awful and couldn’t get through (turn) one without losing eight spots on every restart. Just a tough day, but still proud of the effort and the speed that we had. Moving through the pack we had good speed. We’ll go to work and enjoy the off week and see what happens." - Denny Hamlin, finished 33rd (Crashed out)

"We were in the middle there and the No. 34 (Chris Buescher) ran into the left-rear quarter panel and knocked us in the fence.  He must have just lost the nose of his car.  I hate it, but you try to take care of each other out there.  We all try to race hard and I wish he would have taken better care of us.  He just lost the car and hit the quarter panel.  It happens though.  I’m angry, but I won’t be too upset about it later.  It’s frustrating right now because we had a good car and I was happy with the way the car drove.  We had good speed, we just needed to continue to work on getting our track position and we were doing that.  We won’t get a chance to get the finish I think we could have got today." - Dale Earnhardt, Jr., finished 39th (Crashed out)

"Just been feeling the motor kind of going south for about 30 laps or so and finally let go. At least there was plenty of warning and I knew it was going to get hot in there and it certainly did once it let go and it was on fire. It’s just been a dismal month, just haven’t been able to hit anything and get good finishes going. Our car has been really fast and Adam (Stevens, crew chief) and the guys have been doing a great job getting us good stuff to the race track, but it just wasn’t our day today. Again, this is six in a row here. We started out the season good and strong and had some top-fives and such so it was a good foundation for us to build off of and fortunately we have all that and this is just a continuation of hurting us in the points, but points don’t matter. We’d like to be able to get out luck turned around and get back to finishing races where we know we can." - Kyle Busch, finished 40th (Blown engine)







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Fire damages ThorSport Racing shop in Ohio

Multiple fire units were called to the site of the Camping World Truck Series race shop overnight.

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Decker Sisters to Attempt XFINITY Series Race at Iowa

Obaika Racing announced Monday that Paige and Claire Decker will both attempt to make their XFINITY Series debuts for the team this weekend at Iowa Speedway.  Paige will drive the full-time No. 97 car while Claire will be in the No. 77, which she will have to qualify on speed.  Read more 

Today's Featured Commentary
7th Place Finish Great For Stewart... But Not Good Enough For NASCAR's Chase
Sitting in the Stands: A Fan's View
by S.D. Grady

It took too long.  Tony Stewart kept his No. 14 Chevrolet within camera shot of the leader for the vast majority of Sunday's FireKeepers Casino 400.  About five years ago, a seventh-place finish would have had the often dour Stewart shrugging off a standard but ultimately mediocre race.  Yesterday, the veteran climbed from his car and declared the afternoon's effort good enough to make him "tickled to death."  Ah, how times have changed.

However, since his return from a severe back injury and resultant surgery in the off-season, NASCAR Nation has been waiting for his retirement tour to take off.  Instead, it has simply sputtered along, much as the No. 14 has been doing for the past three years.

It really wasn't until we reached Pocono that we saw the Mobil-1 team come back to life--back to life, as in jetting around the track like the car had somewhere to be.  Stewart qualified a very healthy sixth at the Tricky Triangle and was running well when he collected Danica Patrick in a lap 92 incident, which basically ended his day.

He arrived at Michigan with a smile on his face and insisted he suffered no ill effects from the previous week's incident.  His strong third-place qualification run had the fans wondering if this might be something of a fluke, but the No. 14 machine remained firmly in that spot for the majority of the race.

We can't say we're disappointed with his finish.  Tony finally had a good day.  However, there is a wistful note to water cooler conversations when discussing the champion's last year on the Sprint Cup Tour.  Wouldn't it be nice if he could go out with his head held high?  Let's have the No. 14 win.  Let's have Tony make the Chase.

Look, not every retiring veteran is going to have a Jeff Gordon kind of final year, where the team that has been entertaining the crowds for twenty years starts up front with the kids every week and makes a serious run for the championship.  It just doesn't happen.  Normally by the time a driver is ready to hang up the steering wheel, it is because they just don't have it happening for them any longer.

Stewart's fire fizzled somewhere around 2012, after a well-documented serious injury and personal challenges outside of NASCAR.  He has continued to remain a respected member of the garage and a supporter of small-track competition throughout the states, but finding the rhythm for the consistency required of a Sprint Cup Chase team has eluded them.

Call it adjustments to the car designs, loss of horsepower, loss of downforce...none of that is mattering to the teams that have a place saved for them in the 2016 Chase.  The lack of performance while citing the annual changes are simply excuses for the teams that don't have the magical equation for a winning car on their pit box.

All in all, the No. 14's performance at Michigan was really nice to see. However, it lacked the conviction of Kyle Busch's shot straight to the top of the standings in 2015.  Stewart may see a win before his final year is over, but we should not expect to see him Chasing the stars come September.

It might be nice, but I don't think it will be real.

SOMETHING SHINY

The young guns are here!  With the Sprint Cup podium supporting Joey Logano, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson this week at Michigan, the future of the sport is present for everyone to see. The average age of the trio is a mere 23 years.  Yep, we are looking at men younger than most of our children leaving home for the first time. When were we so concerned that we had no one able to take over the reigns of our sport?

Numbers Game: FireKeepers Casino 400
by Tom Bowles

0
Toyotas over the last two races that have finished inside the top 5. Toyotas had won eight of the first 13 races while going 13-for-13 on earning at least one top-5 finish. At Michigan Carl Edwards was the top Toyota performer, coming home sixth.

1
Sprint Cup victory in five straight seasons for Team Penske's Joey Logano. Logano, Sunday's winner at Michigan has visited Victory Lane 14 times during that stretch. 

2nd
Finishing position for rookie Chase Elliott Sunday at Michigan, a career best.

3
Drivers that have won from the pole this season. Joey Logano was the latest to do so at Michigan, joining Carl Edwards (Bristol) and Martin Truex, Jr. (Charlotte).

4
Laps led by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in the last 11 races. Earnhardt, who crashed out at Michigan has four runner-up finishes this season but remains winless on the year.

4
Straight finishes of 30th or worse by defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch. Busch, who had an engine failure Sunday has also failed to finish three of the last four Cup races.

10
Winners in the first 15 Sprint Cup races.

13th
The lowest position of any of those winners in the Sprint Cup standings (Denny Hamlin). Hamlin won the 2016 Daytona 500 but has been the worst-performing Toyota out of the Joe Gibbs Racing stable since.

14th
The highest points position of anyone who has yet to lead a lap this season (Jamie McMurray). Ryan Blaney (16th) would be the only other Chaser with zero laps led if the season ended now.

46
Caution laps run at Michigan Sunday, the most for the Cup Series since 2003.


by Aaron Bearden and Matt Stallknecht

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TUESDAY, JUNE 14

Dirty Jersey 4

$10,000-to-win Big-Block/Small-Block Modifieds, URC Sprint Cars, Crate Sportsman

Lucrative $10,000-To-Win ‘Dirty Jersey 4’ Coming To New Egypt Speedway Tuesday, June 14; Short Track Super Series Modifieds, URC Sprint Cars & Crate 602 Sportsman Tripleheader Planned

dirty_jersey_ad-forwebNEW EGYPT, NJ – The richest event of the 2016 season on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP hits the track on Tuesday, June 14.

The ‘Dirty Jersey 4’ is slated for New Egypt Speedway, with big-block/small-block Modifieds racing 40 laps for a mammoth $10,000 winner’s share. The event serves as Round No. 5 of the STSS Velocita South Region which got underway in March.

Also on the program are the United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Cars and Crate 602 Sportsman. A rain date of Wednesday, June 15 is in place if needed.

The ‘Dirty Jersey’ event is extremely lucrative for competitors, with $10,000 going to the winner, $1,000 for 10th-place and $400 to take the green. There is additional lap money, product awards, contingency bonuses and more, as well.

A welcoming rules package will allow for various engine combinations to take part in the program.

Spec head small-blocks, with Grandview/Big Diamond/New Egypt seals ONLY, weigh 2,275 lbs. (gasoline) or 2,350 lbs. (methanol) and may utilize sail panels. All other combinations (open small-block – 2,400 lbs., big-block – 2,500 lbs. and “Delaware big-block – 2,600 lbs.) will be outfitted with standard windows.

Tires permitted are American Racer 33 or harder (fronts), 44 or harder (left-rear) and 48 or harder (right-rear).

Entering the ‘Dirty Jersey’ at NES, Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., leads the Velocita South Region standings. Friesen, the most recent winner at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., holds a 52-point edge over defending series champion Ryan Watt (353-301). New Yorker Anthony Perrego, Pennsylvania’s Craig Von Dohren and Delaware driver Jordan Watson complete the front five in the standings.

The $8,500 STSS South championship and ensuing top-10 will be decided at the series finale in late August at Georgetown, Del.

Wurtsboro, N.Y., driver Danny Creeden is the defending ‘Dirty Jersey’ winner. Other past victors include Matt Sheppard (2014) and Rick Laubach (2013).

Crate 602 Sportsman will have the top-18 positions locked in via timed hot laps. The remainder of the field will be set with a B-Main. A 20-lap feature will pay $750 to win and $75 to take the green flag.

URC Sprint Cars will qualify via heat races and take part in the ‘Turnpike 25’ main event.

Complete times, rules and general information can be found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/new-egypt-speedway-dirty-jersey-4-rules-prices-general-information/

Located in New Egypt, N.J., New Egypt Speedway features a daylight-quality lighting system and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. There are clean, heated restrooms, a monitored playground area for young fans and restaurant-quality concession stands serving up a full menu at family style prices. The racy, 7/16ths-mile clay oval hosts tight, wheel-to-wheel, all-out competition. New Egypt Speedway’s GPS address is 720 Route 539 New Egypt, NJ 08533 and the speedway website is www.newegyptspeedway.net.

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Courtesy National Speed Sport News (http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/): 

Although there was a new format for the ARCA/CRA Super


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Courtesy NASCAR.com / Sprint Cup Series (http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series.html): 


Courtesy NBC Sports


Kentucky test shows not all things change even with repave and reconfiguration

Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Ryan Blaney discuss how some things are the same at Kentucky Speedway.



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Courtesy The Stock Car Gazette
(Thanks Heather !): 
Martinsville Truck Race Has New Name
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Beyond the Flag
NASCAR is not an easy place to succeed. The list of drivers to fail in NASCAR is a lot longer than the list of those who have even found moderate ...
Racer
Following a crash on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. suddenly finds himself uncomfortably close to the NASCAR ...
Indianapolis Star
TV viewers will see how the IndyCar trio, plus NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., fared when the first “Indianapolis Qualifier” episode airs at 8 p.m. 
Sporting News
June 12, 2016 2:40pm EDT June 12, 2016 2:06pm EDT Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon do a sit-down interview to work out their differences, but ...
Autoweek
NASCAR reduced downforce for the weekend by shortening the spoiler to 2.5 inches, shaving the splitter underside by three inches and tapering the ...
Beyond the Flag
NASCAR fans and sports fans alike always have something to complain about. Whether is has to do with their driver or team, or something else in the ...
Chron.com
1. Erik Jones, 6. 2. Kyle Busch, 3. 3. Ty Dillon, 1. 3. Daniel Suarez, 1. 3. Matt Tifft, 1. 3. Kyle Larson, 1. 3. Alex Bowman, 1 ...
Newsday
NASCAR XFINITY Points Leaders. June 13, 2016 3:19 PM By The Associated Press By The Associated Press. Reprints + -. advertisement | advertise ...
SFGate
1. Matt Crafton, 396. 2. Kyle Busch, 150. 3. William Byron, 145. 4. Tyler Reddick, 107. 5. Kyle Larson, 79. 6. Christopher Bell, 47. 6. Ben Rhodes, 47. 8.
 
ABC News
One of the top teams in NASCAR's Truck Series says an overnight fire has damaged its race shop in Ohio. ThorSport Racing says nobody was injured ...

(6/12/16)

Courtesy National Speed Sport News (http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/):

Joey Logano dominated Sunday’s crash-plagued Firekeepers Casino 400 NASCAR Sprint…

Fix Finds A Way In New Jersey

Paul Fix secured his first Trans-Am Series victory of the


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http://autoracingdaily.com/kyle-larsons-car-fails-post-race-inspection-at-michigan/

Kyle Larson's car fails post-race inspection at Michigan

Amanda Vincent

Courtesy Sporting News.com (http://www.sportingnews.com/nascar):         
          
Tony Stewart finally has reason to smile                              


Courtesy USA Today.com (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/nascar/): 



NASCAR tweaks gave drivers a chance to race

James: Logano has spot-on day amid changes


Courtesy NBC Sports


 Restart issue may have cost Chase Elliott chance at first career Cup win

A bad restart could have potentially cost Chase Elliott his first career Sprint Cup win Sunday at Michigan.   http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/12/restart-issue-may-have-cost-chase-elliott-chance-at-first-career-cup-win/ 

Sprint Cup points after Michigan: Dale Earnhardt Jr. loses ground, Tony Stewart gains

What drivers said after Michigan race

Drivers had plenty of things to say after Sunday's race at Michigan.


Courtesy ESPN.com

A new aerodynamic package made for some risk-taking and on-the-edge racing in Michigan, and it also produced a first-time winner in 2016, as Joey Logano led 145 of 200 laps. Disaster averted.


Courtesy NASCAR.com / Sprint Cup Series (http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series.html): 



Harvick: 'It seemed like the weekend of cautions'



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 (Thanks Amanda !):
http://autoracingdaily.com/joey-logano-scores-dominant-win-at-michigan/

Joey Logano scores dominant win at Michigan

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Courtesy FOX Sports (http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/news): 
 

Joey Logano wins at Michigan, helps make NASCAR history



Brad Keselowski 1-on-1 with Jeff Gordon



Courtesy NASCAR.com / Sprint Cup Series (http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series.html): 


Pit selection is making a difference in winning

Bruce: Suarez's win latest chapter in rising youth movement

Courtesy The Stock Car Gazette
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Daniel Suarez’s Popular First XFINITY Series Victory A Good Thing For NASCAR
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Erik Jones finished fourth in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday. Photo by LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC ...
MLive.com
BROOKLYN, MI — Martin Truex Jr. is one of the few NASCAR drivers to have firsthand experience with the updated aerodynamic package at Michigan ...
Beyond the Flag
Following Monday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Pocono, Brad Keselowski was none to happy with four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon.
The Detroit News
Truex's team is Furniture Row Racing, a bit of an anomaly in Sprint Cup racing. Denver is the site of the corporate headquarters for the furniture ...
Salt Lake Tribune
Fans surround driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. seeking autographs before a practice session for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Michigan 
Detroit Free Press
BROOKLYN – Martin Truex Jr. is the sort of person you'd like in your corner, in your race car on the last lap of a close race. He doesn't dodge tough ...
MLive.com
BROOKLYN, MI – The Ford Shelby GT350 pace car was warmed up early Saturday morning at Michigan International Speedway. While going 105 ...
Bleacher Report
Daniel Suarez won the first NASCAR Xfinity Series race of his career Saturday, passing Kyle Busch on the second-to-last lap to take the checkered ...

Courtesy DIRT Track Digest (http://www.dirttrackdigest.com/NewPress/): 

Bridgeport Speedway Modified Top 5: Rick Laubach, Duane Howard, David Hunt, Sammy Martz and Ryan Watt (Full story to follow)


News & results from Saturday nights races @ New Egypt Speedway http://www.newegyptspeedway.net/) are now posted !
See my New Egypt Speedway News Page 3:New Egypt Speedway News Page 3 !  ,for all the details !

News & results from Saturday nights races @ Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/) are also posted ! See my Wall Stadium Speedway 2016 page:Wall Stadium Speedway 2016! ,for the details !


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 Today’s Sprint Cup race at Michigan: Start time, weather, radio/TV info and lineup

All the particulars you need for the 15th race of the Sprint Cup season

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/06/12/todays-sprint-cup-race-at-michigan-start-time-weather-radiotv-info-and-lineup/


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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski will be the focus for many in the crowd Sunday for the FireKeepers Casino 400.



Craven: Michigan could become a wild race

On Sunday, expect to see many drivers struggle to control their cars with the new aerodynamic package, but it will also allow the talent to shine.


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Born on date  11/14/08
 
Now for the reason for creating this site
 
This site was created by me because of frustations with other internet service providers, and is for the use of anyone who's interested in anything about NASCAR. 
 
  However,over time I hope to add other auto racing news,from other auto racing series / venues ,in the hopes of having something here for everyone to enjoy.
 
Now for a little bit about me ,
 
 
I'm Joe,from New Jersey. I've lived in the Garden State for most of my life.  It's also where I've been fighting,to get a major NASCAR track built somewhere in the NYC/NJ area for many years now.
I am also "foot soldier" / bill collector for the electric company.So I do work days. Therefore the best time to check for any updates is after 8 pm,on weeknights.  But just about any time on weekends !!!
My favorite current driver : KASEY KAHNE
I'm also a fan of :Martin Truex Jr. ( Hey ! He's a "Jersey Guy" !!! I was rooting for him since I first saw him racing .and winning,as a 17 year old,in the modified division at Wall Stadium ( now known as Wall Speedway ) !!!
My favorite all time driver : "Awesome Bill From Dawsonville" ... BILL ELLIOTT !!!
Needless to say .My favorite car owner is fellow "Jersey Guy"...Ray Evernham
My favorite NASCAR Track : Dover
My favorite local tracks : Wall Speedway (paved),and New Egypt Speedway (dirt)
 
My favorite actors/actresses : Tom Hanks, John Wayne,Kiefer Sutherland ,Catherine Zeta-Jones,Rene Zellweiger
 
My Favorite movies : Star Wars ( all 6 of them),
Lord of the Rings (ALL OF THEM),
Gone With the Wind,
Fort Apache,
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon,
The Longest Day,
Saving Private Ryan.
Zorro (especially the Antonio Banderas ones !)
Batman ( the ones with Michael Keaton,and Christian Bale ! The rest of them...blech ! Sorry Adam West ! I used to like the old "campy" BATMAN tv shows. But then I grew up !)
 
Favorite TV shows :
MASH !!!
Cheers,
Seinfeld,
Bones
 

 


24 !!!  & House !, & Fringe !!! , &  Terra Nova ! , & Alcatraz !(Always,and forever !!!)
 

GOTHAM !!!
24: Live Another Day !!!
Almost Human
 
Sleepy Hollow  !!!   The Following !
 
 
Law and Order : SVU
 
 
Touch
 
 
Person of Interest
And !

New for 2016 !!!
 LUCIFER !!!
 
 
 
 
Favorite all time master sleuth :
Sherlock Holmes !
(as portrayed by Jeremy Brett !)
 
Favorite Comedy Routine :
"Who's on First ? "
Needless to say my favorite comedy team is ....
Abbott & Costello !!!
 
My other interests other than NASCAR :
My family
The New York Yankees ( I was BORN a Yankee fan !!!)
The New York Giants
The New Jersey / now Brooklyn Nets
The New York Knicks
The Hawthorne Caballeros "all age" & Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
The Golden Knights Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
The Bayonne Bridgemen Alumni Drun & Bugle Corps
The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps (formerly of Garfield NJ.Now they currently are based in Allentown,Pa.)
Do I give you the impression that I also love Drum & Bugle Corps? I could go on with the many corps that I really enjoy !
I was a snare drummer in high school !
 
I truly hope that you enjoy visiting my site. I also hope that you will come back often,and that you tell your friends & family about it.
 
P.S.
As I type this ( Nov.25,2006). My current 1/24 scale NASCAR diecast car collection is @ 175 + cars !!!
Personal note from me. ( AKA Site disclaimer...or something like that ! )
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Thank You,
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