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(8/31/15) 


Courtesy Amanda Vincent
(Thanks Amanda !) :

 http://www.examiner.com/article/erik-jones-scores-first-road-course-win

Erik Jones gets first road course win

Amanda Vincent

Courtesy NBC Sports

  
(8/30/15) 

Courtesy NASCAR.com / Camping World Truck Series (http://www.nascar.com/en_us/camping-world-truck-series.html) :


Erik Jones wins Truck Series thriller at Canada



News & Results from Saturday Night's races @ Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/)
(Thanks Jeff Gravatt ! ) :

7 WINNERS IN 7 RACES AT WALL STADIUM SATURDAY NIGHT 

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ The fact that seven different drivers visited the winner’s circle in seven main events at Wall Stadium Speedway on Saturday night proves that the competition is tougher than ever at the shore speedway. Despite the fact that six of those races were double features for three divisions the point championship races in all classes remain tight with just four regular season Saturday night races remaining.

            In the Snap-on Sportsman 25-lapper Shanon Mongeau of Manchester jumped to the lead two laps after a lap four restart and raced on to his third win of the year in the class and his fourth of the season. Early leader Eric Lane of Howell overcame recent tough luck here to finish second while defending champion Kevin Davison and Chris Lane, both of Howell, were third and fourth. Brick’s Robert Sutphin was fifth.

            “It is a real pleasure to drive this car,” Mongeau said. “They work hard on it and it shows on the race track. Eric Lane is doing a great job and is real fast. We needed the car to be good to win.”

            With 30 cars entered for competition in the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks defending champion Scott Riggleman of Manchester and point leader Joe Mongeau of Brick were winners in twin 20 lap main events.

In the first feature Riggleman took over on lap 11 when Gerry Koenig and Jerry Stanzione tangled while fighting for the lead. Mongeau advanced to second at the finish with title contender Joey Helberg of Union third and Rich Mongeau and Ronnie Mullen, both of Brick, fourth and fifth.

In the second Factory Stock main Mongeau raced through the pack to take the lead on lap 16. Both Helberg and Rich Mongeau challenged before settling for second and third, with Howell’s Steve West and Richie Byrne of Wall completing the top five.

Wall’s Robert French won the first of two Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars features wrestling with defending champion Brian Spencer of Edison most of the way. Kyle Dealaman of Warren, Eatontown’s Malcolm Campbell, Jr. and Luke Marzano were third through fifth.

In the second Legend Car 20-lapper Campbell led most of the 20-lap distance to a win that was so popular every driver in the 16 car field drove past the winner’s circle to congratulate him. Both French and Spencer challenged before finishing second and third with Dealaman fourth and Marzano fifth.

Defending champion Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma, NY won the 35-lap “Triple Crown” race for the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models with point leader Anthony Crimaldi of Port Monmouth and Dominic Casola of Holmdel second and third. Daryn Miller and Jackson’s Howie Conk were fourth and fifth.

Crimaldi came back to take his first win of the year in the nightcap over Bayville’s Mike Tillett, Casola, Doyle and Miller.

Wall Stadium returns to action this Saturday (Sept. 5) featuring the Downs Ford Modifieds in a 40-lapper, the Limited Late Models in a 40 lapper, the Factory Stocks in a 25-lapper, the Green Monster Insulation 4 Cylinder Stocks in a 30-lapper and a Sportsman 25-lap main event. Spectator seating opens at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying is set for 5:30 p.m. followed by main events.

Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports events on Saturdays and Sundays through September with special post-season races in October and November. The 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. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400, while CKMotorsports@aol.com is the track’s email address. More information is also available at www.wallspeedwayracing.com.

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. SHANON MONGEAU, MANCHESTER, Eric Lane, 3. Kevin Davison, 4. Chris Lane, 5. Robert Sutphin, 6. Andrew Krause, 7. Kenny Van Wickle, 8. Larry Thompson, 9. Scott Brannick, 10. Ricky Collins, 11. Dave Bailey, 12. Matt Langbein, 13. Robert Vassilatos, 14. Joe King, 15. Jason Caruso, 16. Roland DeMartino

1ST FACTORY STOCK FEATURE - 20 Laps – 1. SCOTT RIGGLEMAN, MANCHESTER, 2. Joe Mongeau, 3. Joey Helberg, 4. Rich Mongeau, 5. Ronnie Mullen, 6. Jerry Stanzione, 7. Ron Booth, 8. Gerry Koenig, 9. Scott Sipe, 10. Mike Montano, 11. John Bowers, 12. Richie Byrne, 13. Dan Springfield, 14. Steve West, 15. Whitey Miller, 16. Tim O’Shea, 17. Josh Matthews, 18. Matt Badessa, 19. Tom Rajkowski, 20. Marty Van Druten, 21. Tiffany Olejnik, 22. Bill Stockert, 23. Bob Haberstick, 24. Neil Rutt, 25, Joe McGrath

2ND FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 20 Laps – 1. JOE MONGEAU, BRICK, 2. Helberg, 3. Rich Mongeau, 4. West, 5. Byrne, 6. Mullen, 7. Rutt, 8. Stockert, 9. O’Shea, 10. Sipe, 11. Rick Patterson, 12. Badessa, 13. Rajkowski, 14. Riggleman, 15. Koenig, 16. Chris Felber, 17. Miller, 18. Stanzione, 19. Tony Bartone, 20. Van Druten, 21. Montano, 22. Matthews, 23. Springfield, 24. Booth, 25. McGrath

1ST LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 20 Laps – 1. ROBERT FRENCH, WALL, 2. Brian Spencer, 3. Kyle Dealaman, 4. Malcolm Campbell, 5. Luck Marzano, 6. Chris Gall, 7. Vinny Colletti, 8. Raven Schrantz, 9. Jim Sylvester, 10. Casey Robicheau, 11. Nick Van Wickle, 12. Steven Woytysiak, 13. Peter Bruno, 14. Roger Nickerson, 15. Matt Marzano, 16. Beth MacFarlane

2ND LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 20 Laps – 1. MALCOLM CAMPBELL, EATOWNTOWN, 2. French, 3. Spencer, 4. Dealaman, 5. Luke Marzano, 6. Colletti, 7. Robicheau, 8. Gall, 9. Sylvester, 10. Van Wickle, 11. Schrantz, 12. Woytysiak, 13. Bruno, 14. Nickerson, 15. Matt Marzano, 16. MacFarlane

1ST LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 35 Laps – 1. BRIAN DOYLE, RONKONKOMA, NY, 2. Anthony Crimaldi, 3. Dominic Casola, 4. Daryn Miller, 5. Howie Conk, 6. Bill Vanderveen, 7. Michelle Moorman, 8. John Parker, 9. Jim Moorman, 10. Mike Tillett, 11. Cole Ormsbee, 12. Ronnie Mullen, 13. Glen Conk

2ND LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ANTHONY CRIMALDI, PORT MONMOUTH, 2. Tillett, 3. Casola, 4. Doyle, 5. Miller, 6. Howie Conk, 7. Mullen, 8. Vanderveen, 9. Michelle Moorman, 10. Parker, 11. Jim Moorman


Courtesy NBC Sports


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(8/29/15) 

  Congratulations to Shannon Mongeau for winning the Sportsman division  main event @ Wall Stadium Speedway !

Courtesy Sporting News.com (http://www.sportingnews.com/nascar):        


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

Wisconsin native Menard wins at Road America


Menard: 'Stockman made hell of a call' 


Chase Elliott: 'That was the worst race' 


Tough break for Koch


Courtesy Amanda Vincent
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Courtesy NASCAR.com / Camping World Truck Series (http://www.nascar.com/en_us/camping-world-truck-series.html): 

 Alex Tagliani wins pole at Canada




Courtesy Amanda Vincent
 (Thanks Amanda !): 
http://www.examiner.com/article/alex-tagliani-returns-to-bkr-for-truck-race-canada?cid=db_articles

Alex Tagliani returns to BKR for truck race in Canada

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Courtesy NASCAR.com / Camping World Truck Series (http://www.nascar.com/en_us/camping-world-truck-series.html): 

Tagliani, Jones storm Canada with blistering practice paces



Courtesy Amanda Vincent
(Thanks Amanda !) :

 
Tony Stewart's response to Ward lawsuit filed
 
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Wise, Cassill set for Ironman world championships



Courtesy NASCAR.com / Camping World Truck Series (http://www.nascar.com/en_us/camping-world-truck-series.html): 

 Tagliani storms Canada with blistering practice pace


Yes ! 'I shall return" to Wall Stadium Speedway (httP://wallspeedwayracing.com/) later today !

I'll be sitting , right on the aisle, just 3 rows down from the top. Overlooking the beginning of the frontstretch.  Wearing a blue/white track hat. Plus an " I'm not Speeding. I'm Qualifying" ,track shirt. While sitting on a red/white folding seat cushion .

I hope to see some of you there !

Joe

Courtesy The Stock Car Gazette ( http://MotorSportsNews.Net )
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  P R E S S  *  R E L E A S E
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Next Race: Chevrolet Silverado 250
The Place: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
The Date: Sunday, Aug. 30
The Time: 1:30 p.m. (ET)
TV: FOX Sports 1, 1 p.m. (ET)
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90
Distance: 157.37 miles (64 laps)
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES
 
Canadian Cruiser: Tagliani To Run Second Career Truck Race At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Alex Tagliani – a native of Montreal, Quebec, Canada – hopes to keep the trophy in his home country after he competes in Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (1:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1).
 
Tagliani will pilot the No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford F-150. Last season’s race at CTMP marked the first and only other time Tagliani drove in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He won the Keystone Light Pole Award and finished 16th.
 
A regular competitor in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, Tagliani has one win, four top-five and seven top-10 finishes in seven starts on the northern circuit. The 41-year-old driver took the wheel of Team Penske’s No. 22 in this year’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Mid-Ohio and looked to win the event from the pole until Regan Smith bumped him out of the way on the final lap. Tagliani placed second.
 
Hayley Heads Home
NASCAR draws new international competitors every year. Drivers from outside the United States who have competed in the sanctioning body’s three national touring series this year include Anthony Kumpen (Belgium), Daniel Suarez (Mexico) and Alex Tagliani (Canada). One driver from outside the U.S. racing exclusively in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Cameron Hayley from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
 
Hayley, who runs for ThorSport Racing out of Sandusky, Ohio, ranks sixth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings. He will make his second career NCWTS start in Canada when he takes the wheel of his ThorSport Racing Toyota Tundra in Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. He placed 11th at CTMP last year.
 
On the season, Hayley owns three top-five and five top-10 showings in 14 starts with a best finish of fourth (Pocono).
 
Championship Points Race ‘Jam-Packed’ Entering Great White North
As if it couldn’t get any tighter, the top of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship points standings became jam-packed after last Wednesday’s race at Bristol. Tyler Reddick continues to lead Matt Crafton and Erik Jones, but only by six and seven points, respectively. Jones finished sixth and Crafton placed seventh to slightly close the gap on Reddick who came in eighth at The Last Great Colosseum.
 
Reddick has never raced at a road course.  Jones started and finished third in his lone start at CTMP, last season. Crafton has finishes of sixth (2014) and 10th (2013) in his two starts at CTMP.
 
If Reddick or Jones, both 19, were to win the championship, the individual would become the youngest NCWTS title winner in its history, supplanting Austin Dillon, who accomplished the feat in 2011 at the age of 21 years, 6 months and 22 days.
 
Crafton is chasing his third consecutive NCWTS championship. Last year, he became the first driver to successfully defend a NCWTS title.
 
Gaulding Gets In Saddle For Kyle Busch Motorsports
NASCAR Next alum Gray Gaulding will pilot the No. 54 Krispy Kreme Toyota in his debut for KBM in Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
 
Gaulding, 17, posted his career-best start and finish at CTMP last season when he placed fourth from the second position. He has made 10 previous NCWTS starts (one in 2015, nine in 2014). The Colonial Heights, Virginia native is a regular in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East where he has four top-five and five top-10 finishes in 8 starts this season.
 
"I'm very excited to be a part of KBM," Gaulding said. "It's a dream as a driver because I remember growing up watching Kyle and how much I wanted to drive for him when he started his own team. I know his mentality is to go out every weekend and win races. It's a championship organization with great people and I know I'll be able to go to the race track and have an opportunity to win at each race."
 
Wong To Make Camping World Truck Series Debut
Brian Wong will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, competing for Venturini Motorsports. The 26-year-old Californian is the first-ever Chinese American to score a podium finish in both the TUDOR United Sports Car Series as well as the ARCA Series. Wong has competed in the past in both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. In 22 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West/East starts, Wong claims two top-five and six top-10 finishes.
 
Will Another NASCAR Next Member/Alum Win At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park?
NASCAR Next drivers have taken a liking to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Both NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races have been won by NASCAR Next members / alumni (Chase Elliott, 2013; Ryan Blaney, 2014).
 
Since drivers under 18 years old can compete on road courses and tracks of 1.25 miles or less, NASCAR Next member Cole Custer and NASCAR Next alum Gray Gaulding (both 17) join current NASCAR Next member John Hunter Nemechek and NASCAR Next alumni Erik Jones, Cameron Hayley and Ben Kennedy as Chevrolet Silverado 250 entrants.
 
All six drivers raced at CTMP for the first time last season: Jones (third-place finish), Gaulding (fourth), Custer (ninth), Hayley (11th), Kennedy (15th), Nemechek (25th).
 
Nemechek is coming off a career-best third-place finish at Bristol.
 
Daniel Hemric – Truck Series’ Model Of Consistency
A light bulb must’ve clicked on for Daniel Hemric at Dover. Beginning at the Monster Mile, Hemric has logged top-10 finishes in eight of the last nine NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. Bookending the span are two fourth-place showings – Hemric’s two career-best finishes. Prior to his current run, Hemric had just one top-10 finish (10 at Kansas) in the first eight races. The 24-year-old Kannapolis, North Carolina native has ascended from 10th in the NCWTS standings prior to the Dover race all the way up to fifth. Hemric will go for his fifth consecutive top 10 in Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. He has never competed on a road course in a NASCAR national series, but showed adaptability by finishing fifth at Eldora in his first time racing on dirt.
 
Dramatic Finishes Highlight First Two Truck Races In Canada
It’s not “Guiding Light” or “As the World Turns” but fans are more than likely to witness high-octane drama in Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
 
Both of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at CTMP (2013-14) have featured dramatic finishes. In 2013, Chase Elliott became the youngest winner in NASCAR national series history (a record that has since been broken twice) when he dumped Ty Dillon on the final lap to visit Victory Lane. Last year, Ryan Blaney and German Quiroga each passed each other on the final lap as Blaney edged out Quiroga by a mere 0.49 seconds.
 
  N A S C A R * C A N A D I A N * T I R E * S E R I E S
 
Inside Track Motorsport News
... Premium had crossed the finish line in third place, highlighting the first podium in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series for Jean-François Dumoulin.
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Courtesy NASCAR.com / Xfinity Series (http://www.nascar.com/en_us/xfinity-series.html): 

 Road America may be Boris Said's last NASCAR ride 


Regan Smith still has no regrets over late-race bump


Courtesy NBC Sports

  
 


 Courtesy ESPN.com

Stewart: Ward Jr. tried to make contact with car

(8/28/15)


Courtesy NBC Sports

Justin Marks isn't just driving cars for a living as he has a completely different life when he's away from the track. More 




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

  Current NASCAR drivers in throwback photos


Blaney, Wallace have subs at Road America -- kind of



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

Crew chief swap paying dividends for Ty Dillon 


Menard, Rhodes top Road America practices

Courtesy The Frontstretch
 (http://frontstretch.com/): 

 Leavine Family Racing, Monitronics Announce Partnership, Giveaway

On Thursday, Leavine Family Racing announced a new partnership with Monitronics Security, a security company that outfitted their shop with a new system after their early season fire.  In addition, a contest accompanies the new deal, allowing fans to win trips to races.  Read more

TODAY ON FRONTSTRETCH:

by Sean Fesko

by the Frontstretch Staff

by Amy Henderson

by Kevin Rutherford


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

What are Clint Bowyer's plans for 2016? NASCAR Wonka investigates


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

 Rhodes rules Road America opening practice 



Courtesy ESPN.com

Don't expect Xfinity Series leader Chris Buescher to play it safe over the series' 11 remaining races, Bob Pockrass writes.


 Saturday night @ Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/)

Aug-29  triple TWINS

Sportsman, Twin Limited Late Models 25's, Twin 20's Factory Stocks, Twin 20's Legends

FEATURE ORDER:

LEGENDS - 20 LAPS

LIMITED LATE MODELS - 25 LAPS

FACTORY STOCKS - 20 LAPS

SPORTSMAN - 30 LAPS

LEGENDS - 20 LAPS

LIMITED LATE MODELS - 25 LAPS

FACTORY STOCKS - 20 LAPS

ADULTS $15 - SENIORS (62+) $13 - STUDENT (7-17) $8 - 6 AND UNDER FREE



Saturday night @ New Egypt Speedway (http://www.newegyptspeedway.net/) (Something for the kids to love !!! LOL !!! )

  August 29, 2015: Back to School Night - Modifieds, Crates, Street Stocks, NEWS Sprints - 7:00PM
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

First 50 children through the gates will receive a free backpack full of school supplies courtesy of The Snack Shack
Backpack Raffle- $1 per ticket for a chance to win 1 of 5 backpacks full of over $100 in school supplies

School Supply Donation Drive to benefit the New Egypt MOMS Club- Donate NEW school supplies and you could win the chance to wave the green flag for the Modified feature event. (Winner must be 18 years or older)

Teachers with ID receive $10 General Admission!

Pit Gates: 4:00 PM - Front Gates: 5:00 PM - Hot Laps: 6:15 PM - Racing: 7:00 PM
Adults $20 - Seniors 65 & Older $18 - Teens 12-15 $10 - Military & Spouses With ID $10 - Children 11 & Under FREE

Schedule of Events for August 29


Courtesy ARCA !

(http://www.arcaracing.com/): 

Third time's a charm for Tony Stewart at DuQuoin

 Don RadebaughGo to full article
(TOLEDO, Ohio – August 27, 2015) – What started out as a one-off deal in a back-up Larry Clement car (teammate to Frank Kimmel) at DuQuoin, turned into a three-year quest for Tony Stewart....Read more
Courtesy Amanda Vincent
(Thanks Amanda !):
 http://www.examiner.com/article/brian-wong-attempts-first-nascar-truck-race-canada?cid=db_articles

Brian Wong attempts first NASCAR truck race in Canada

Amanda Vincent

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

The best in #TBT for August


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

Chris Buescher, Ty Dillon set to battle for first at Road America 


Courtesy NASCAR.com / Camping World Truck Series (http://www.nascar.com/en_us/camping-world-truck-series.html):

Hayley returns home for Chevrolet Silverado 250


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

Richmond Cup event to include two Earnhardts for first time since '05

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/dale-earnhardt-jr-jeffrey-earnhardt-sprint-cup-series-kerry-earnhardt-richmond-082815


Bird's eye view: What it's like to parachute into Bristol 

 http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/shake-and-bake/bristol-motor-speedway-video-parachute-irwin-tools-night-race-082815

 

From here to XFINITY: Meet the 25 champs of NASCAR's No. 2 series

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/photos/xfinity-series-champions-dale-earnhardt-jr-brad-keselowski-kyle-busch-chase-elliott-082815

Where 2 Watch: TV schedule for Road America and CTMP

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/shake-and-bake/nascar-television-schedule-xfinity-series-truck-series-road-america-ctmp-082815

FOX Sports home to truck series in Canada, offering open live streaming this weekend

 http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/fox-sports-racing-streaming-canadian-tire-motorsport-park-camping-world-truck-series-082815



News / Results from  & Weekend Schedule for Bridgeport Speedway (http://www.bpspeedway.com/):

270 & 600 Micros, 8 Cyl Enduros & ARDC Midgets

August 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$15.00
Event Category:

1/4 Midget Night

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$10.00 - $20.00
Event Category:

Results  , courtesy South Jersey Dirt Track Digest (http://news.southjerseydirtracing.com/) (Thanks Guys !):

HENDRICKSON, WALL & DOERR ADD TO BRIDGEPORT WIN TOTALS

 

     Lawrenceville, NJ driver, Wade Hendrickson added another win to his list of career victories at the Bridgeport Speedway as he picked up his second win of the 2015 season in the Spirit Auto Centers Big Block Modified feature on All County Garage Door Night at the speedway.  Pat Wall was the winner of the Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman feature, his fourth of the season while Jeramy Doerr made it win number seven in the PennCo Tech Outlaw Stock feature event.

 

     Hendrickson powered the Pondish No. 6 into the lead on lap four of the twenty-five lap Big Block Modified feature and pulled away from the competition to dominate the remaining laps of the event.  Not even a late race caution threatened the race leader who drove a Ford powered small block modified to the win.

 

     Sarkisian had a strong outing, winning the battle for second over Richie Pratt, Jr.  Following Sarkisian & Pratt were 2013 Bridgeport Champion, Ryan Watt and Jesse Hill.

 

     Hendrickson and his Pondish team have worked hard throughout the season to overcome mechanical issues that have threatened their performance on many race nights.  But on this night, the car and driver combination were flawless has Hendrickson moved another step closer to being third on the All Time Feature Winners list. 

 

     Chris Jenkins led the first three laps of the Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman feature event before Pat Wall took over on lap four.  Wall led the way to the finish with CJ Jones and Jim Britt racing behind him for second and third.  Jeremy Harrington picked up another top five finish in fourth.  Pete Visconti finished fifth after electing to start at the rear of the field for the start of the twenty lap feature event.

 

     It was Wall's fourth win of the season and put him on top of the leader board in the Crate/Sportsman Point Standings.

 

     Jeramy Doerr took the lead in the PennCo Tech Outlaw Stock feature event just before the half way mark from race leader ,Jack Beaumont.  Doerr held off the challenges of Brian Ludwig to capture his seventh win of the season.  Ludwig finished second as Tom Wills, Jr. challenged for position as the field headed to the checkered flag.  Beaumont finished fourth with Tom Wills, Sr. fifth at the start/finish line. 

 

    

 

SPIRIT AUTO CENTERS BIG BLOCK MODIFIED FEATURE (25 LAPS)
1. Wade Hendrickson, 2. Bob Sarkisian, 3. Richie Pratt, Jr. 4. Ryan Watt, 5. Jesse Hill, 6. Sam Martz, 7. Jimmy Horton, 8. Howard O'Neal, 9. Corey Anderson, 10. Ron Roberts, 11. Dave Shirk, 12. Tommy Beamer, 13. David Hunt, 14. Mike Franz, 15. Don Cogdill, 16. Jamie Mills, 17. Bruce Davis, 18. Rick Laubach, 19. Bucky Kell, 20. Shawn Ward, 21. Jimmy Chester, 22. Scott Irwin
 
STEWART STAINLESS CRATE/SPORTSMAN FEATURE (20 LAPS)
1. Pat Wall, 2. CJ Jones, 3. Jim Britt, 4. Jeremy Harrington, 5. Pete Visconti, 6. Bob Lilick, 7. Gary Hieber, 8. Chris Jenkins, 9. Matthew Peck, 10. Bob Lineman, Jr., 11. Steve Kemery, 12. David Crossman, 13. Scott Hulmes, 14. Justin Lilick, 15. Chuck Potts, 16. Dave Damiano, 17. Jeff Sargent, 18. Tom Holding, 19. Jeff Bubori, 20. Melissa Scarpatti, 21. Dave Banko, 22. Pete Serra, 23. Rich Deck
 
PENNCO TECH OUTLAW STOCK FEATURE (15 LAPS)
1. Jeramy Doerr, 2. Brian Ludwig, 3. Tom Wills, Jr. 4. Jack Beaumont, 5. Tom Wills, Sr., 6. Jimmy Avery, 7. Joe Meron, 8. Art Avery, 9. James Rader, 10. Mike Creamer 


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Next Race: Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville
The Place: Road America
The Date: Saturday, Aug. 29
The Time: 3 p.m. (ET)
TV: NBCSN, 2:30 p.m. (ET)
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90
Distance: 182.16 miles (45 laps)
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Points Tighten As Dillon Capitalizes On Buescher’s Fuel Mileage Mistake At Bristol
When Chris Buescher’s Roush Fenway Racing Ford faltered on the front row of the green-white-checkered restart last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, the points leader faded to an 11th-place finish, as championship contender Ty Dillon motored to a third-place showing, closing the standings lead gap between first and second to 19 points.
 
Buescher was visibly upset about his finish outside the top 10; his sixth in the last eight races.
 
“It’s unfortunate. I’m really upset,” Buescher said. “We had the speed, but it wasn’t meant to be.  I’m glad we took the chance. I wouldn’t change it if we could do it over again, but unfortunately it (gamble on fuel) knocked us right out of a top-10 and out of a win.”
 
Dillon who jumped to second in the standings and closed the points lead gap to 19 sang a different tune.
 
“This race was an overall great points day for us,” said Ty Dillon after posting his seventh top five of the season and qualifying for the final round of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash next week at Darlington.
 
On Saturday, the series heads to Road America (Plymouth, Wisc.) for the Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville (3 p.m. on NBCSN) - the third and final road course race on the XFINITY Series schedule. Buescher’s slide could continue as he struggled in his only start at Road America last season. He started ninth but finished 18th. Dillon also had a negative place differential at Road America in his series track debut last season starting seventh but finishing 19th.
 
“Road America is a very difficult and unique road course,” Buescher said. “I love road racing and look forward to the challenge.”
 
On a high note, Dillon and Buescher are the only two drivers who have top-five finishes in the previous two road course races this season.
 
Wisconsin Native Paul Menard Moonlighting In XFINITY Series This Weekend
While most of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers are enjoying their last off weekend of the 2015 season, Eau Claire, Wisconsin native Paul Menard will be strapping into the Richard Childress Racing No. 33 Chevrolet for the Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville on Saturday. 
 
Menard has made five series starts this season in the No. 33 RCR Chevrolet posting one top five, four top 10s and an average finish of 8.6. His season-to-date driver rating is 107.7.
 
Menard has made one series start at Road America in 2010, driving for car owner Jack Roush; he started eighth and finished 16th.
 
Menard’s hometown of Eau Claire is almost four hours (232 miles) northwest from where Road America is located in Plymouth, Wisconsin. 
 
Odds Are Road America’s Streak Of Different Winners Continues 
In the last five NASCAR XFINITY Series races at Road America there have been five different winners, and since only one of the former winners (Brendan Gaughan) is entered, odds are we will see a sixth this weekend in the Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville.  The odds of a repeat winner this weekend are a 1 in 40 chance or 2.5%-meaning there is a 97.5% chance for a sixth different winner. 
 
The five former Road America winners are Carl Edwards (2010), Reed Sorenson (2011), Nelson Piquet Jr. (2012), AJ Allmendinger (2013) and Brendan Gaughan (2014).
 
Two drivers to watch this weekend who might become the sixth different winner at Road America are Chase Elliott and Elliott Sadler.
 
Chase Elliott is currently third in points and looking for his first win of the season. Elliott has only made one start at Road America (2014), starting 12th and finishing fourth. In 2015, Elliott has an average finish of sixth on road courses – third-best among championship contenders.
 
Sadler is currently fifth in the points and also looking for his first win of the season. Sadler (9.2) and Gaughan are the only two drivers with more than one start at Road America with an average finish inside the top 10. He has finished ninth at Road America the last two seasons.
 
Though the odds are against him, don’t count out Gaughan just yet, he can become the first driver to be a repeat winner at Road America this weekend. Among active drivers with more than one start at Road America he has the best average finish (5.0). In three starts at Road America, Gaughan has posted one win (his first XFINITY Series victory) and two top fives.
 
Sunoco Rookie Update: Suarez’s Hot Streak Continues With Dash 4 Cash Prize
Daniel Suarez is so hot he sizzles these days. Not only does the Monterrey, Mexico native lead the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings by 27 points over second-place Darrell Wallace Jr., but he also padded his wallet this past weekend when he took home the $100,000 cash prize from the third round of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash program. The Dash 4 Cash win automatically qualifies Suarez to compete in the final round of the program at Darlington as well. 
 
“I didn’t win it (Dash 4 Cash prize), we won it,” Suarez said. “We are a great team. Everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing – all these guys who help to put this program together, I’m very, very thankful for them. All the hard work looks like it’s paying off. I’m very happy.”
 
In 22 starts this season, Suarez has posted two Coors Light poles, five top fives, 10 top 10s and an average finish of 12.6.
 
This will be Suarez’s series track debut at Road America this weekend.
 
Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings following Bristol: Daniel Suarez (232), Darrell Wallace Jr (205), Ross Chastain (159), Cale Conley (141), Harrison Rhodes (125), Peyton Sellers (97), Josh Reaume (55).
 
Dylan Kwasniewski Making Most Of Obaika Racing Opportunity
The first year team, Obaika Racing, owned by African businessman Victor Obaika has fielded the No. 97 Chevrolet this season with four different drivers – Peyton Sellers, Johanna Long, Josh Reaume and this weekend Dylan Kwasniewski. 
 
Kwasniewski competed full-time last season for Turner Motorsports but was not resigned for the 2015 season.  Kwasniewski earned his chance at a seat last season with Turner after he became the first driver to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (2012) and East (2013) championships.
 
Kwasniewski has made two previous starts for Obaika Racing this season posting a best finish of 32nd last weekend at Bristol. He has made one XFINITY Series career start at Road America (last season); he started second but finished 26th. 
 
Third Time’s A Charm: Road America, Site Of Final Road Course On The Schedule
The third and final road course on the NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule is upon us. The four-mile multi-elevation track holds fourteen turns to challenge the drivers this weekend in the Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville.
 
The first two road courses have brought lots of action and this weekend is expected to be more of the same. In one lap a driver will experience around 171 feet in elevation changes.
 
Road America is a track of firsts. Three drivers have posted their first XFINITY Series career Coors Light pole at Road America: Michael McDowell (2011), Nelson Piquet Jr. (2012), and AJ Allmendinger (2013). Three drivers have also posted their first XFINITY Series career win at Road America: Nelson Piquet Jr. (2012), AJ Allmendinger (2013) and Brendan Gaughan (2014).
 
Qualifying will be very important for the competitors this weekend because three of the five NXS Road America races (60%) have been won from the Coors Light pole. The deepest a Road America winner has started is 12th-place (Reed Sorenson, 2011).  
 
Road America has a streak of five different winners, as well as five different NXS Coors Light pole winners: Carl Edwards (2010), Michael McDowell (2011), Nelson Piquet Jr. (2012), AJ Allmendinger (2013) and Alex Tagliani (2014).  None of the previous five pole winners are entered this weekend.
 
NASCAR XFINITY Series Etc.:
NASCAR In Wisconsin – There have been 40 NASCAR national series races (NSCS 1, NXS 24, NCWTS 15) among two tracks (Road America, six races; Milwaukee Mile, 34 races) in the state of Wisconsin. The first time NASCAR competed in Wisconsin was the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Road America in 1956, the event was won by Tim Flock (73.858 mph, 03:29:50). The first NASCAR XFINITY Series race held in Wisconsin was at the Milwaukee Mile in 1984, the event was won by Sam Ard (97.206 mph, 02:03:26). The first race at Road America for the NASCAR XFINITY Series was in 2010 and won by Carl Edwards (68.501 mph, 02:57:17). One-hundred fourteen different drivers have competed in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Road America, and 52 have participated in more than one race. Brian Scott, Eric McClure and Mike Bliss are the only three drivers who have competed in all five XFINITY Series races at Road America.
 
Drivers From Wisconsin – A total of 49 drivers have competed in a NASCAR national series race with their home state recorded as Wisconsin. Of the 49 Wisconsin drivers, 30 have competed in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Of the 30, only five have won in the NASCAR XFINITY Series: Matt Kenseth (29), Scott Wimmer (6), Johnny Sauter (3), Paul Menard (2) and Dick Trickle (2).
 
Said and Habul Return For JGR – They’re back and ready for Road America. For the third time this season Joe Gibbs Racing has called on the road course skills of veterans Boris Said and Kenny Habul. Said will pilot the No. 54 Toyota and Habul take the wheel of No. 20 Toyota.
 
Milestones: Chase Elliott will attempt to post his 25th career top-five XFINITY Series finish this weekend. Elliott is currently tied with Dick Trickle, Rob Moroso and Trevor Bayne for 68th on the all-time XFINITY Series top fives list.
 
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The Beginning of Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ in Chicago
Fan Fest Will Feature All 16 Challengers, Concert By 3 Doors Down and More
 
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 27, 2015) – Chicago will once again host the start of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with one of the biggest NASCAR® themed parties of the season, NASCAR Chase Fest™ sponsored by Toyota. The free outdoor fan fest will feature all 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ Challengers and culminate with a live concert by Grammy-nominated band, 3 Doors Down. NASCAR Chase Fest will take place on Weed Street between Fremont and Kingsbury streets from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. CDT on September 17.
 
“The days leading into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup have become a signature moment in our sport,” said Steve Phelps, NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “With the support of Toyota, Sprint and Chicagoland Speedway, we expect to deliver an engaging fan experience that builds anticipation for the most competitive stretch of our season.”
 
NASCAR Chase Fest will feature appearances and autograph sessions from all 16 drivers competing in the Challenger Round™, as well as a number of recognizable NASCAR personalities. Fans in attendance will be treated to food from renowned Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, beverages from Coors Light (with proper ID), attractions such as the Toyota Ferris Wheel and NASCAR® on NBC Sports Bumper Cars, activations from event sponsor Sprint including an appearance by Miss Sprint Cup and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ Trophy, and another live musical performance by a Chicago favorite, country cover band the Suburban Cowboys.
 
“The start of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is a moment worth celebrating,” said Ed Laukes, Vice President marketing, performance and guest experience for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. “For the past four years, Toyota has partnered with NASCAR to showcase the 16 Chase drivers in a unique, fun fan event. Each year, the festivities grow bigger and better and we’re proud to return to my hometown of Chicago to gear up for the playoffs and kick off this year’s championship Chase.”
 
Additionally on-site, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) personalities Krista Voda, Kyle Petty, Marty Snider and Rutledge Wood will interview all 16 Challengers for the network’s live broadcast of NASCAR America. To view the 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ drivers currently in place for the Challenger Round, visit  www.nascar.com/chase-grid.html .    
 
“NASCAR fans in Chicago and around the world have come to expect big things from the kickoff of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in Chicago and this year is no exception,” said Scott Paddock, President of Chicagoland Speedway. “NASCAR Chase Fest is a dynamic event that segues nicely into the weekend where the celebration will continue at Chicagoland Speedway.”
 
For the fifth-consecutive year, the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins at Chicagoland Speedway. For tickets to the September 18-20 race weekend, visit www.ChicagolandSpeedway.com or call 1-888-629-RACE (7223). Single-day tickets are available. NBCSN will air the race at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 20. Fans can also find the race on the NBC Sports Live Extra app, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, with additional coverage on NASCAR.com.
 
For full details on this year’s NASCAR® Chase Fest™, visit www.nascar.com/ChaseFest .

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The Nature of NASCAR
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by Mark Howell

Last week’s announcement Danica Patrick would have Nature’s Bakery as a sponsor for 28 races during the 2016 Sprint Cup season garnered a great deal of media attention. The new paint scheme, new graphics, and addition of a non-Fortune 500 company in NASCAR seemed to give new hope to Patrick’s No. 10 Chevrolet and the fortunes of Stewart-Haas Racing for next year.

This partnership came together for a team desperately in need of a fresh start. While the success of Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 team and Kurt Busch’s No. 41 have made headlines in 2015 the dismal efforts of Patrick’s No. 10 and Tony Stewart’s No. 14 teams have been difficult to ignore. Patrick and Stewart have compiled nearly equal results thus far after 24 events.

Danica Patrick has a fairly balanced record for performance with an average start of 22.4 and an average finish of 22.2 after 24 races this season. Tony Stewart, on the other hand, has qualified better than he’s finished with an average start of 16.3 and an average finish of 24.7 for the year. Neither SHR driver has cracked the top 5 nor have scored more than two finishes each in the top 10. Smoke has led twice as many laps as Danica (his 14 to her seven) while Danica has one-quarter of the DNFs so far (her one to Tony’s four).

Something needed to change, so perhaps bringing a new sponsor into NASCAR is a step in a necessary direction for SHR.

The Nature’s Bakery announcement last week got me thinking about the energy that often comes with a change of routine; a new approach leads to new motivation and new opportunities. That much is good. Last week’s SHR announcement also got me thinking about other, somewhat similar sponsorships in NASCAR.

Suddenly, my mind flashed back to New Smyrna Speedway on a cold Saturday night in February.

It was 1979: the night before the infamous Daytona 500 when Cale Yarborough tangled with Donnie Allison on the last lap of “The Great American Race” and mainstream America discovered this thing called NASCAR. I was a teenager sitting in the chilly grandstands with my mother and father watching a full slate of local racing, including a slam-bang lineup of street stocks.

The one car, however, that caught the most of the crowd’s attention that night was a battered Chevrolet painted flat black and sponsored by a local place called “Granny’s Donuts”. Adding to the theme, the dented street stock carried the number double-zero – painted to resemble two glazed doughnuts. Across the rear of the car, on what you might today call the TV panel (the area located between the taillights) someone painted the words “Granny’s Fanny”. The car became comic relief for its heat race as it was lapped by pretty much every entry in the field; the No. 00 played the role of a car anyone could pass at any point.

I remember someone sitting near us saying that the Chevrolet was driven by a woman who never did more than circle the track and stay clear of the other cars. As such, the car seemed to have a loyal following. Maybe it was because Granny’s Donuts were so good with a cup of coffee. Maybe it was because “Granny” stayed out of trouble and humored fans by turning laps and being a presence every Saturday night. The passing of nearly four decades have blurred the details, but I can still clearly recall that little flat black Chevrolet with the double-zero doughnuts on its doors.

Why this memory popped into my head last week, I’ll never likely know. Maybe it was because of the press conference at Stewart-Haas Racing and the unveiling of Danica Patrick’s new sponsor for 28 of the 36 races in 2016. Maybe I sensed a connection between the little local business near New Smyrna Beach back then and the father-son operation that began baking gluten-free, dairy-free, and non-GMO/kosher snacks designed for healthy lifestyles back in 2010.

Maybe it was the sense that NASCAR was facing a paradigm shift like we saw back in 1979, when mainstream America embraced the sport of stock car racing and turned it into an internationally-recognized professional sport. Might the appearance of a health-conscious company like Nature’s Bakery on a Sprint Cup car usher in a new era of other such sponsors?

If NASCAR is looking to become environmentally greener, might the sport also look to encourage more socially-focused good? Will a modern era infusion of sponsorship like that from Nature’s Bakery result in a more modern approach to a sport bred from the post-war period of cars, carbon emissions, and carnage? Will this “energy for life’s great journeys” (as the company motto goes) lead to energy that revitalizes NASCAR as a great globally-recognized sport?

Above all, will this energy revitalize the No. 10 operation? Danica Patrick and the folks at Stewart-Haas Racing sure seem to hope so. For now, my guess is that they’d be happy with a few more top-10 runs.

I’d bet "Granny’s Fanny" on that….

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NASCAR Hauler Showcase and Parade returns to Dover on Thursday, Oct. 1
 
DOVER, Del. – Dover International Speedway is pleased to announce a special kickoff to the Oct. 2-4, 2015 race weekend with the return of the popular NASCAR Hauler Showcase and Parade. The showcase is set for Thursday, Oct. 1 at the Blue Hen Corporate Center in from 3 to 5 p.m., with a parade through downtown Dover to follow.
 
The Hauler Showcase and Parade is free and open to the public.
 
Fans are invited to the Blue Hen Corporate Center, located at 655 S. Bay Road, just four miles south of Dover International Speedway, to see the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers before they depart at 5 p.m. on the parade route through Downtown Dover before heading to parking at the track for race weekend.
 
The parade will once again create a can’t-miss spectacle in the capitol of The First State. Approximately 40 brightly painted NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver haulers, measuring approximately 80-feet in length, will make their way through town en route to the Speedway.
 
The inaugural event in 2013 saw close to 10,000 attendees spread out across the entire parade route. The event was rained out last year. After such a great turnout for the inaugural event, Speedway and local officials agreed the event should return for another year.
 
“The event was a huge success, it was only natural to bring it back,” said Michael Tatoian, president and CEO of Dover International Speedway. “We are always looking for ways to enhance the fan experience, and being able to work with NASCAR and the hauler drivers to put on a great show makes our race weekend that much more exciting.”
 
At 5 p.m., haulers will start north on Bay Road, before making a left onto Martin Luther King Blvd. (formerly Court Street). They will then turn right onto Legislative Avenue in Downtown Dover, before turning left onto Loockerman Street, then right on South State Street. From there, the haulers will proceed to the track via Leipsic Road and arrive at approximately 5:45 p.m.
 
NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway Oct. 2-4, 2015 for the Oct. 4 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the third event in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the Oct. 3 “Hisense 200” NASCAR XFINITY Series race and the Oct. 2 “Drive Sober 125” presented by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race.
 
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THREE TWIN RACES HIGHLIGHT WALL STADIUM ACTION THIS SATURDAY (AUG. 29) 

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Three of Wall Stadium Speedway’s most popular divisions, the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models, the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars and the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks will battle in twin main events at Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday night (August 29). The Snap-on Sportsman division is also scheduled for a single main event. Officials say that qualifying will begin at 5:30 p.m. and main event racing will follow.

         As the regular season races towards its September 26 conclusion the point races are tight in each division making the twin main events more important than ever.

             In the Limited Late Model division Anthony Crimaldi of Port Monmouth is at the top of the rankings but former champs Howie Conk of Jackson and Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma, NY are close behind. The first Limited Late Model main event will be a 35-lapper, their second “Triple Crown” race of the season. The second main event will go 25 laps.

Defending Legend Cars champ Brian Spencer of Edison is looking for a second straight crown but is followed closely by Wall’s Robert French and Nick Van Wickle for their twin 25-lappers. Every point matters in the Factory Stock ranks going into twin 25-lap races as Union’s Joey Helberg leads Joe Mongeau and Ronnie Mullen, both of Brick, and defending champ Scott Riggleman of Manchester.

            The Sportsman main event is also pivotal as Andrew Krause of Holmdel, defending champ Kevin Davison and Chris Lane, both of Howell, and Manchester’s Shanon are knotted at the top of the standings.

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 starts at 5:30 p.m. with main events to follow.

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.wallspeedway.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.


(8/25/15)

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 Numbers Game: Irwin Tools Night Race
by Tom Bowles

0

Laps led by Hendrick Motorsports all season at Bristol, including Saturday night. It's the first time the HMS organization has failed to lead a lap at Thunder Valley for both Cup races there since 1993.

1

Top-5 finish for Michael Waltrip Racing on an oval track this season. Clint Bowyer, third at Sonoma added a second top 5 to his resume with a fifth Saturday night.

1.9

Overnight rating for the Bristol Night Race, easily the lowest there in the history of NASCAR's national television contract. By comparison, the XFINITY Series race at Bristol (then called the Busch Series) matched that viewership level back in 2002.

2

Drivers who failed to finish Bristol due to a crash: David Ragan and Kyle Larson. There were only four DNFs overall in the Irwin Tools Night Race, far below average for even the new Bristol.

2

Top-10 finishes for Martin Truex, Jr. after going 14-for-15 in that category to start the season. He was a distant 28th at Bristol after a tire problem and getting involved in a wreck late in the race.

3

Joe Gibbs Racing cars to qualify in the top 3 at Bristol: polesitter Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, and Carl Edwards. All of them finished inside the top 8 in the 500-lap race.

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Straight top-10 finishes for Carl Edwards, including a seventh place at Bristol. That's a season high.

7

Straight top-10 finishes for Brad Keselowski, including a sixth-place finish Saturday night. That's the longest active streak in the Cup Series.

10

Second-place finishes this season by point leader Kevin Harvick. If all of those were turned into victories that would equate to 30 additional bonus points for this year's Chase.

14

Lead changes Saturday night, seven fewer than we saw in the Spring 2015 race at Bristol.

37.5

Percentage of cautions at Bristol Saturday night that were caused by "debris."

192

Laps led by Kyle Busch Saturday night at Bristol to lead all Cup drivers. Busch has now led 501 laps in the last seven Cup races, more than any other driver ALL season not named Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, or Kurt Busch.

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Money won by part-time competitor Michael McDowell and Leavine Family Racing for running the full race at Bristol and finishing 31st.

$112,101

Money won by Matt Kenseth for blowing an engine at Bristol and running 42nd.

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Chasing the Chase: Harvick Expands Lead, Middle of Top 10 Compacts
by Phil Allaway

Points leader Kevin Harvick once again had another great race.  I know, it sounds like a broken record, but he did.  Harvick failed to lead a lap but was right in the hunt for the win before settling for second, collecting his fifteenth top-3 finish of 2015 in 24 events.  Joey Logano's victory allowed him to close the gap on Harvick by five; however, the point lead remains a solid 43 with two races left.  It looks increasingly clear that the regular season point title will go to Harvick and the No. 4 team.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is still third, but he's nearly a full race behind Logano after finishing ninth. Earnhardt used multiple free passes and wavearounds to get back on the lead lap after encountering a loose wheel, hitting the outside wall and going through a myriad of handling problems. Behind him, Brad Keselowski's sixth-place Bristol finish moved him up one place to fourth in the Cup standings.  His advantage over fifth-place Jimmie Johnson stands at just one point, though.  Johnson had his own problems on Saturday night but recovered to finish fourth. His No. 48 Chevrolet, battered in the rear end was one of the few cars to show "old school" damage at Thunder Valley.

Martin Truex, Jr. had another tough night.  Truex got involved in a crash on the frontstretch late in the race and ended up finishing 28th, five laps down.  The end result dropped him back down to sixth in points. Next sits Matt Kenseth who had a very short night, retiring for the evening after 110 laps due to a dropped valve.  Kenseth's advantage over Kurt Busch for seventh has been cut from 68 to 40 points.  Speaking of Kurt Busch, he ended up as the first driver one lap down for the second week in a row in 14th.  It was another somewhat mediocre performance. 

Denny Hamlin held serve with Harvick by leading laps and finishing third.  That performance kept him ninth but pulled him within a point of Kurt Busch.   Jamie McMurray, the first winless driver in the Cup standings rounds out the top 10.

Point Standings (1-16): 1) Kevin Harvick 908, 2) Joey Logano -43, 3) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. -89, 4) Brad Keselowski -115, 5) Jimmie Johnson -116, 6) Martin Truex, Jr. -137, 7) Matt Kenseth -155, 8) Kurt Busch -195, 9) Denny Hamlin -196, 10) Jamie McMurray -212, 11) Ryan Newman -225, 12) Paul Menard -234, 13) Jeff Gordon -236, 14) Carl Edwards -242, 15) Clint Bowyer -253, 16) Aric Almirola -288.

Drivers Outside the top 16 Eligible for Chase: 29) Kyle Busch -475.

Race Winners: Joey Logano (Daytona-1, Watkins Glen, Bristol-2), Jimmie Johnson (Atlanta, Texas, Kansas, Dover), Kevin Harvick (Las Vegas, Phoenix), Brad Keselowski (Fontana), Denny Hamlin (Martinsville), Matt Kenseth (Bristol-1, Pocono-2, Michigan-2), Kurt Busch (Richmond, Michigan-1), Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (Talladega, Daytona-2), Carl Edwards (Charlotte), Martin Truex, Jr. (Pocono-1), Kyle Busch (Sonoma, Kentucky, Loudon, Indianapolis)

Quotes to Remember: Irwin Tools Night Race
compiled by Phil Allaway

"It's cool to win here. Racing Kevin Harvick clean like that at the end was a lot of fun. It's so interesting how we ran such different lines and be the same speed on the racetrack. Interesting how that all works out and that's what makes Bristol so much fun to go around that you can drive around this place four or five different ways and have a lot of speed no matter how you drive it, it's what fits your style and what fits the setup of your car. We both found what works for us, and I really thought we were going to be able to pull away because I thought we were really good in the long run and then we didn't pull away, and I was like, uh‑oh. It was just all about working the lapped traffic at the end, not making mistakes and not getting bottled up in traffic and letting him get by. It was a very exciting last 20, 30 laps for sure, and neat to be able to get a checkered flag again here at Bristol and pull that car up on top of the building here and get a big checkered flag and have a little bit of fun with the guys."- Joey Logano, race winner

"I’m just proud that NBC actually played our interview this week so the fans will be happy. I just want you guys to know that I actually did the interview, but they didn’t play it. But I’ve just got to thank everybody on the Jimmy John’s/Budweiser team for just doing what they had to do to stick this out. I made a mistake there on pit road and got us behind and just didn’t get our Budweiser Chevy through traffic like Joey (Logano) did. There were a couple of times when it was pretty close but I wasn’t letting off the gas. I just needed to be a little bit closer to him to make something happen. But all in all, I’m really proud of my team. They showed the heart and determination that you have to have. This hasn’t been my favorite place to drive, but they bring really fast race cars here and that overcomes a lot of my talent lack that I have at this particular track."- Kevin Harvick, finished second

"Pretty good run for us, but we just didn’t have the speed those guys had there those last couple runs and just fought the balance of the car really all day. Either way, a decent day -- we expect a little bit more out of our FedEx Ground Toyota -- but still a third-place ain’t too bad. We could see the leaders all day. That was important. But, the biggest thing is we just didn’t have the speed those guys had once we got going on the long runs so we were just a little bit off. I don’t know what we could’ve changed — a little bit more speed out of our cars on the long runs." - Denny Hamlin, finished third

"It took us awhile to get the car going.  We were pretty tight in the center of the corner.  Once we got it rolling there in the second half of the race I was in pretty good shape.  Unfortunately, I restarted on the inside those last two or three restarts and that really hurt us.  Great performance for this Lowe’s Pro Services Chevrolet -- big credit to my guys for working hard all weekend.  I smacked the fence pretty hard on lap four in practice and we fought back from that all weekend long.  So, definitely a team effort, very proud of my guys." - Jimmie Johnson, finished fourth

"You hate to have that good of a car – have two good cars and the last person you want to get into and have trouble with is your teammate. I’m sick to death about that. We had two top-five cars and MWR (Michael Waltrip Racing) really needed that run. With that being said, we desperately needed a solid run right there. I mean obviously you’re hungry for a win with this organization giving everything it had and I drove my ass off -- we just come up short. I’m really proud of all of these guys on the 5-Hour ENERGY Toyota. They’re digging man. It’s fun to be a part of this. It’s fun to be a part of a group that can answer the call when you gotta dig down and reach down a little bit more to get in that Chase and be a part of that elite group. These guys are up for the challenge." - Clint Bowyer, finished fifth

"Yeah, we had a little issue on pit road and lost real early in the race so that put us behind everyone.  It’s just so hard to pass here.  Kyle (Busch) was flying at the start of the race and lapped all the way up to us and a couple more cars.  You just can’t get behind early like that when there are so many cars on the lead lap.  We never did, hell we were running 12th getting lapped.  Just so hard to pass, even the lap traffic is hard to pass.  They are doing everything they can to give you an opportunity, but you’ve got to run like two or three corners just to set a guy up and get in position.  You can lose half a straightaway quick, even a straightaway to people you are racing against.  That is the way it is.  We had a lot of fun. The car is not in bad shape.  We did run it into the fence twice, maybe three times, but I know twice.  I think it bent up the rear-end housing a little bit.  It bent the wheel, so, when it bends the wheel it bends something else.  Probably why we lost so many positions at the end there, we should have run fifth or sixth, but on the long run it just got real bad.  Just had to be patient and I wasn’t patient enough." - Dale Earnhardt, Jr., finished ninth

"The 48 (Jimmie Johnson) jumped on my outside and we were really good on the bottom and it kind of surprised me by getting out there and he held me tight coming off of turn 2 and then I guess the 15 (Clint Bowyer) got a little bit of a run and there just wasn’t enough room for the three of us. That’s the way things happen at Bristol sometimes. It’s unfortunate. Our Aaron’s Dream Machine was really fast and we had a chance to win. It’s uncalled for to get wrecked and to be involved in a wreck like that but all in all just one of those racing things." - David Ragan, finished 40th

"
I guess on our left front the side wall got cut out.  I don’t know if that was a wear issue or not.  Then we got into the wall and we were pretty tight after that with lots of damage on the right side. So, probably just used up our right front tire because I couldn’t turn. I just hate it we hit the wall with a blown right front and ended our night." - Kyle Larson, finished 41st (crashed out)

"It broke in the middle of the straightaway – it had that hop and that noise that it makes when you know you dropped a valve. Unfortunate, but man these guys at TRD (Toyota Racing Development) have been doing such an awesome job, we’ve had so much power and everything has been really reliable here the last year and a half. Things like this happen every once in a while. It’s a short night. Felt like we were really competitive – we were one or two adjustments away from where we needed to be, but I thought our Dollar General Camry had good speed. Wish I was out there mixing it up." - Matt Kenseth, finished 42nd (engine failure)         

  
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Hicks and Nagy Also Score Victories


New Egypt, NJ--           Talk about a way to win your first Sportsman feature at the ripe age of 16 years old. Brandon Grosso pulled a veteran move in the final two laps of one of the best Sportsman feature events New Egypt Speedway has ever seen this past Saturday night.



            Derek Krum led the field to take the green and would lead the opening two laps until Mike Hendershot took control of the lead. Hendershot continued to lead over Bobby Butler who worked lap after lap to get around him. Finally on lap nine Butler was able to overtake Hendershot and take the top spot. Grosso meanwhile was making his was steadily through the field after starting in the eighth position.  For the next nine laps Butler, Grosso, and Hendershot would fight for the top three spots with great three wide and side by side racing action. On lap 18 Grosso would pull a move coming out of turn four that made him look more like a seasoned veteran than a 16 year old first year driver, to take the lead from Butler at the line. Grosso would hold onto the lead to score the victory over Butler, Hendershot, JT Trstensky, and Brian Roemer.


            Steve Hicks of Fountainville, PA scored his first Crate Modified victory of the year in dominating fashion. For the first time all season the Crate Modified feature when green to checker in a little over six minutes. Hicks started third and quickly moved into the lead by passing pole sitter Joe Reid on lap two. Hicks would never have a challenge for the lead as the laps clicked off quickly. Finishing second was your new Crate Modified point leader Frank Dorry followed by Brandon Grosso, Adam Cox, and Brian Papiez.


            Kevin Nagy, a recent addition to the 305 division, grabbed the NERS Sprint victory. Nagy started second and quickly passed pole sitter Tommy Carberry, Jr. to take the lead. Nagy would lead every lap on his way to the victory. Adam Carberry, Mark Bitner, Joe Lord, and Mike Hagganbottom rounded out the top five.


            This Saturday, August 29th, is Back to School Night. Racing will be the 358 Modifieds, Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks, and NEWS Sprints. The first 50 children will receive a free backpack full of school supplies courtesy of The Snack Shack. All teachers with ID will receive half price general admission. There will be a new school supply collection to benefit the New Egypt MOMS Club. Anyone donating supplies will be entered to win the chance to wave the green flag for the Modified feature. There will also be a Backpack Raffle of 5 back packs filled with over $100 worth of school supplies. Pit gates open at 4 pm, front gates open at 5 pm, hot laps begin at 6:15 pm, and racing starts at 7 pm. Adults are $20, seniors 65 and older are $18, teens 12-15 and military and their spouse with ID are $10, and children 11 and under are FREE.


NES RESULTS 8/22/15

CRATE MODIFIED RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Eric Palmer 2. Frank Dorry 3. Tom Tanner 4. Ebby Ridge 5. Jordan Cox 6. Joe Reid
2nd Heat: 1. Jarrett Rozycki 2. Jeremy Martino 3. Brian Papiez 4. Tom Princiotta 5. Dan Fleming 6. Matt Stangle
3rd Heat: 1. Steve Hicks 2. Brandon Grosso 3. Connor King 4. Adam Cox 5. Ryan Simmons 6. Jason Dunn

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Steve Hicks 2. Frank Dorry 3. Brandon Grosso 4. Adam Cox 5. Brian Papiez 6. Connor King 7. Tom Tanner 8. Jordan Cox 9. Jason Dunn 10. Ebby Ridge 11. Tom Princiotta 12. Jarrett Rozycki 13. Eric Palmer 14. Ryan Simmons 15. Jeremy Martino 16. Dan Fleming 17. Matt Stangle 18. Adam Gordon 19. Joe Reid 20. Doug Urbano 21. Heidi Heddin 22. Aaron Weaver
DNS: Shawn Ratchford


NERS 305 SPRINT CAR RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Rick Stief 2. Adam Carberry 3. Joe Lord 4. Kevin Nagy 5. Gabe Fox 6. Karl Freyer
2nd Heat: 1. Mark Bitner 2. Jeff Geiges 3. Mike Haggenbottom 4. Tommy Carberry Jr. 5. David Brown Jr. 6. Kyle Reinhardt

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Kevin Nagy 2. Adam Carberry 3. Mark Bitner 4. Joe Lord 5. Mike Haggenbottom 6. Jeff Geiges 7. David Brown Jr. 8. Karl Freyer 9. Stefanie Palmai 10. Harris Kohen 11. Ryan Cox 12. Tommy Carberry Jr. 13. Rick Stief
DNS: Kyle Reinhardt, Gabe Fox


SPORTSMAN RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Clay Butler 2. Mike Hendershot 3. Mike Lyons 4. J.T Trstensky 5. Derek Krum 6. Marty Saxton
2nd Heat: 1. Brandon Grosso 2. Bobby Butler 3. Steve Davis 4. Brian Roemer 5. Jason Dunn 6.Dan Fleming

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Brandon Grosso 2. Bobby Butler 3. Mike Hendershot 4. J.T Trstensky 5. Brian Roemer 6. Mike Lyons 7. Steve Davis 8. Jason Dunn 9. Dan Fleming 10. Derek Krum 11. Matt Stangle 12. Will Trstensky 13. Marty Saxton 14. Jimmy Amato 15. Marty Resnick 16. Tom Tanner 17. Clay Butler 18. Jarrett Rozycki






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BLEWETT TOPS WOODY’S 105 FOR MODIFIEDS AT WALL STADIUM SATURDAY 

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Howell’s Jimmy Blewett found inspiration in the fact that his sponsor, Woody’s Roadside Tavern in nearby Farmingdale, was also the race sponsor at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night and raced from deep in the field to win the “Woody’s High Banks 105” for Downs Ford Modified stock cars. The win, Blewett’s first of the season here was worth $5105.

            Howell’s Eric Mauriello jumped to the lead from the front row after posting fast time in time trials. While Mauriello led the early laps Blewett immediately went to work advancing from his 13th starting spot. Using both the high and low lanes on the third mile paved oval Blewett advanced to fifth by lap 20, third by lap 31 and into second with an outside lane pass on lap 35. Blewett then cruised in the runner-up spot until lap 89 when he made an outside lane pass for the lead over Mauriello.

            The final 15 laps saw a flurry of caution flags but Blewett was able to hold off Mauriello on every restart. Chas Okerson of Freehold was third at the finish, while Anthony Sesely of Matawan came from 19th to finish fourth. Adam LaCicero of Lavallette was fifth.

            “We didn’t time very well, started 13th and my grandfather wasn’t happy,” Blewett said after the race. “I just decided to run hard and pass cars for my grandfather. I didn’t know if I would burn the tires off it or not. In reality the car was real good and I think I had some extra left at the end of the race.”

            Brick’s Joe Mongeau won the 25 lap main event for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, taking the lead from Manchester’s Scott Riggleman with eight laps remaining. The winner’s brother, Rich Mongeau of Brick, was the runner-up with Riggleman, Steve West of Howell and Brick’s Ronnie Mullen completing the top five.

            Tyler Truex of Mayetta won his first ever main event taking top honors in the 25-lapper for the Snap-on Sportsman cars. Shanon Mongeau of Manchester chased Truex most of the way before finishing second, with Holmdel’s Andrew Krause, Howell’s Kevin Davison and Parlin’s Larry Thompson wrapping up the top five.

            Fred Cannock of Port Monmouth won his third straight Green Monster Insulation 4 Cylinder Stock feature race after Mike Lavery, who crossed the finish line first, could not pass post-race inspection. Todd Dige, Jay Conrad, Darren Burdge and Mike Bilello were second through fifth.

            Buddy Sload won the 25-lapper for the TQ Midgets taking the lead late in the event from Geoff Sutton. Matt Roselli was third

            Dalton Rovira won the 25-lapper for the Sunday Series Champ Karts over Jarrett DeGiantomasso and Kerry Irwin.

Wall Stadium returns to action this Saturday (August 29) featuring twin Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models 25 lappers, twin Factory Stock 20-lappers, twin Legend Cars 20-lappers and a Sportsman main event. Spectator seating opens at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying is set for 5:30 p.m. followed by main events.

Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports events on Saturdays and Sundays through September with special post-season races in October and November. The 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. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400, while CKMotorsports@aol.com is the track’s email address. More information is also available at www.wallspeedwayracing.com

MODIFIED FEATURE – 105 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Eric Mauriello, 3. Chas Okerson, 4. Anthony Sesely, 5. Adam LaCicero, 6. Steven Reed, 7. Justin Gumley, 8. Shawna Ingraham, 9. Ron Frees, 10. Zack Alspach, 11. Ken Matlach, 12. Scott Brannick, 13. Trevor Alspach, 14. Derek Hopkinson, 15. Chris Lane, 16. Jason Hearne, 17. Andrew Krause, 18. Jason Treat, 19. Shanon Mongeau, 20. Jonathan Mandato, 21. Kevin Davison, 22. Matt Hirschman

 

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JOE MONGEAU, BRICK, 2. Rich Mongeau, 3. Scott Riggleman, 4. Steve West, 5. Ronnie Mullen, 6. Bob Haberstick, 7. Tiffany Olejnik, 8. Whitey Miller, 9. Neil Rutt, 11. Dan Springfield, 12. Joey Helberg, 13. Jerry Stanzione, 14. Josh Matthews, 15. Richie Byrne, 16. Lee Allen, 17. Tom Rajkowski, 18. Matt Badessa, 19. Ron Booth, 20. Matt Truppo, 21. Tony Bartone, 22. Gerry Koenig, 23. Tim O’Shea, 24. John Bowers

 

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. TYLER TRUEX, MAYETTA, 2. Shanon Mongeau, 3. Andrew Krause, 4. Kevin Davison, 5. Larry Thompson, 6. Chris Lane, 7. Matt Langbein, 8. Kenny Van Wickle, 9. Jarrett DeGiantomasso, 10. Jason Caruso, 11. Joe Cocca, 12. Dave Bailey, 13. Robert Vassilatos, 14. Eric Lane, 15. Scott Brannick, 16. Roland DeMartino

 

4 CYLINDER STOCKS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. FRED CANNOCK, PORT MONMOUTH 2. Todd Dige, 3. Jay Conrad, 4. Darren Burdge, 5. Mike Bilello, 6. TJ Graves, 7. Jason Lane, 8. Ronnie Mullen, 9. Darianne McLaren, DQ Mike Lavery


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

Leo Gordon, 5, gets behind the wheel


1-on-1: Look out for Logano after BMS win

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Kevin Swindell Released from Hospital After Knoxville Crash

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

Complete schedule for Road America and Canada 

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2015/8/22/full-schedule-for-road-america-canadian-tire-motorsport-park.html


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Joey Logano raced an amazing line on the difficult short-oval track at Bristol Motor Speedway and kept Sprint Cup defending champion Kevin Harvick too far away to make a move for the lead.


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The man seeking to change NASCAR says MWR was no longer “commercially viable.” 
{ Somehow, I think that Rob Kauffman is going to end up "with egg on his face" here .
 
  If I was a race car / team owner , and he approached me , looking to become a co-owner. After what he's done to Michael Waltrip .  I wouldn't trust him .

 Not at all !

  "Just my humble opinion"
 
   Joe }


 
  
  
   
  
  

 Joey Logano was able to hold off a late charge from Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol. More     


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Joey Logano wins at Bristol
 
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  Joey Logano victorious in Bristol night race



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Joey Logano spoiled what was expected to be a rout by Joe Gibbs Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, winning the night race there for the second straight year.

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

Promising night takes wrong turn for three Joe Gibbs Racing drivers



Kevin Harvick unable to catch rival Joey Logano with late Bristol surge

 http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/bristol-motor-speedway-joey-logano-wins-over-kevin-harvick-irwin-tools-night-race-082215


(8/22/15) 

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  Starting Grid: Bubble winners/losers at Bristol



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Kyle Busch passed Chris Buescher with two laps to go to claim his eighth career Xfinity Series victory at Bristol. More       





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Denny Hamlin leads JGR top-three in Bristol qualifying
 
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Straight speed: JGR's engines have other teams playing catch-up

Joe Gibbs Racing aims to stay on a roll in Irwin Tools Night Race


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

Suarez's Dash 4 Cash bid sets up Darlington thriller 


Buescher: 'I'm glad we took the chance' on pit strategy


By the numbers: Kyle Busch's dominance 


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(8/21/15) 

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

Kyle Busch capitalizes on G-W-C finish to win at Bristol 



Courtesy ESPN.com

With Michael Waltrip Racing's pending demise, much of the future is beyond Clint Bowyer's control. But he still has a chance to make the Chase -- and a sponsorship in hand for 2016.

Courtesy NBC Sports

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City life 

WATCH: Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch start up front as the Food CIty 300 gets underway at Bristol Speedway. More


Clint Bowyer doesn't know where he'll end up, but he knows his team will land on its feet.

With Michael Waltrip Racing set to close up shop at season's end, relive their Top 5 moments since 2007.

Matt Kenseth feels good about JGR’s recent success at Bristol

Kyle Larson brings Mello Yello, ‘Days of Thunder’ to Southern 500 



Denny Hamlin leads 1-2-3 sweep for Joe Gibbs Racing in Bristol qualifying


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

Gordon: 'The fans have spoken'


Hamlin wins Coors Light Pole at Bristol


Truex goes to backup at Bristol


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 Hamlin wins XFINITY Coors Light Pole Award at Bristol


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Sadler: 'We’ve just got to go out and race'


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Amanda Vincent

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 Frontstretch Folio: Irwin Tools Night Race
by Phil Allaway

The Sprint Cup Series returns to Bristol for their second visit of the year to the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway.  The Irwin Tools Night Race can be seen at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night on NBCSN; the event can also be heard on your local PRN affiliate or SiriusXM Channel 90. Drivers will compete for 500 laps (266.5 miles) en route to the checkered flag.

Records and facts

Last year, Jeff Gordon snatched the lead away from Joey Logano on the final restart with 17 laps to go and pulled away to his third victory of 2014.  Kevin Harvick was second, followed by Logano.  Paul Menard and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. rounded out the top-5 finishers.

All-time, Darrell Waltrip has the most victories at Michigan with 12, including seven in a row. The most recent of those wins was the Bud 500 in 1992, the first Cup race at Bristol after the track was concreted.  Cale Yarborough is second with ten wins at Bristol, including the 1973 Southeastern 500, a race where Yarborough won from the pole with a two-lap margin of victory and led every lap.  Dale Earnhardt had nine victories at Bristol but only two after the track was concreted.

Among active drivers, three have five career victories each at Bristol.  Both Kurt and Kyle Busch have accomplished the feat (Kyle has 16 career wins at Bristol in NASCAR's National Series, including one three-race weekend sweep) while Jeff Gordon has also done it.  Matt Kenseth has four Bristol wins while Carl Edwards has three.

Track Facts
Track / Race Length: 0.544-mile concrete oval, 500 laps (266.5 miles)
Banking: 24-30 degrees in turns

Frontstretch: 650 ft., banked 4-9 degrees

Backstretch: 650 ft., banked 4-9 degrees

Grandstand Seating: 153,000
Pit Road Speed: 30 mph
Pace Car Speed: 35 mph
Opened: 1961

Website: http://www.bristolmotorspeedway.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bristolmotorspeedway

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BMSUpdates

Pre-Race Schedule:

Practice 1: Friday, August 21, 11:30 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Happy Hour: Friday, August 21, 1:30 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Qualifying: Friday, August 21 at 5:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Say What?!

"It’s a hard race to win. It only takes one minor incident to screw up your day. You would think being a short track race that if you have a great car you can get there, but normally one small mistake will take that opportunity away from you. Seems like you have better odds of something happening that keeps from you winning than you do of actually winning. Bristol is one of those places where you’ve got to have everything kind of go your way. If you have one hiccup, it’s hard to recover from it. We’ve only won one race there and we’ve kind of been all over the board. It’s been feast or famine for us. It’s like if you have one problem in the first half of the race, it’s hard to recover from it. It makes for a very long day. We’ve had more long days than good days." - Tony Stewart

"Bristol is one of those tracks that I get a little extra pumped up for. For me, I think that feeling gets a little stronger when you’re talking about the night race at Bristol. There’s just something special about that race. I knew it before I ever made it to the big-league level of the Sprint Cup Series but, the first time I was able to experience the night race as a competitor, it’s almost indescribable. It’s a place that gives you a big adrenaline rush. You can literally feel the energy around the track from the competitors and the fans who are just excited for 500 laps of racing at Bristol. There’s really nothing quite like it." -  Kurt Busch

"The Bristol Night Race is probably my favorite race of the year. It’s different when you race under the lights. I think the energy level is up a little bit and it’s more exciting. It’s a tough racetrack, though. It’s physically demanding and you have to be on it for 500 laps. We were fairly happy with our car in the spring, so we will build on that when we go back with our CashCash Ford and see what we’ve got when they turn the lights on." - David Gilliland




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

Kyle Busch leads final practice at Bristol



Courtesy ESPN.com

To win at Bristol Motor Speedway, you need to be aggressive with the throttle and smart with the front bumper, Ricky Craven writes.

Saturday Night @ Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/):

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

  August 22, 2015: Country Western Night - Sportsman, Crates,  NERS Sprints - 7:00PM
CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THIS SATURDAY
Pit Gates: 4:00 pm - Front Gates: 5:00 pm - Hot Laps: 6:15 pm - Racing: 7:00 pm
Adults: $18 - Seniors 65 & Older: $16 - Teens 12-15: $8 - Military & Spouses with ID: $8 - Children 11 & Under FREE
Best Dressed Cowboy & Cowgirl Contest- winners receive $25 cash prize
 
Lifted Truck Competition- $30 to enter (includes general admission ticket)
1st place- 50% of entry fees collected (minus admission costs) & chance to pace lap the Crate Modified feature
2nd place- 30% of entry fees collected (minus admission costs)
3rd place- 20% of entry fees collected (minus admission costs) 

The turn 2 ticket entrance will be closed this Saturday, August 22nd. There will be extra courtesy carts running to assist fans to the front ticket window. Thank you for your cooperation.

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

  Clint Bowyer: Future is 'uncertain right now'


Kauffman: 'It's a competitive business'


Kyle Larson tops Cup practice


Are you Paul Menard?



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Brendan Gaughan paces XFINITY practice at Bristol 


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Watch Jeff Gordon's iconic rainbow paint scheme come to life


Ready to rumble: 5 contenders to win at Bristol, aka Thunder Valley



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NASCAR fans will witness a blast from the past this weekend as Jeff Gordon brings back his classic rainbow paint scheme for one last race.
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Tagliani, 41, has just one previous NASCAR start this season. It came in the Xfinity race at Mid-Ohio, Driving for Team Penske, he earned pole and 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Bristol, Tenn.: Irwin Tools Night Race at a glance
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Also this week: Food City 300, Xfinity Series, Bristol Motor Speedway, 7:30 p.m., Friday, NBC Sports Network. Worth mentioning: Ryan Blaney won the ...
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BRISTOL, TN (TheSpread) – The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Bristol this weekend for the Food City 300 under the lights on Friday night.
 P R E S S  *  R E L E A S E S
NASCAR XFINITY Series
Next Race: Food City 300
The Place: Bristol Motor Speedway
The Date: Friday, Aug. 21
The Time: 7:30 p.m. (ET)
TV: NBCSN, 7 p.m. (ET)
Radio: PRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90
Distance: 159.9 miles (300 laps)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
 
Dash 4 Cash Round 3: Smith’s Million Dollar Chance
The third round of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash program rolls into Bristol Motor Speedway for the Food City 300 on August 21 (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN). Regan Smith, Daniel Suarez, Elliott Sadler and Ryan Blaney will compete for a $100,000 cash bonus this weekend. Smith, the winner of the first two rounds of the 2015 Dash 4 Cash program, still has the chance to win the additional $600,000 bonus at the end of the season. Smith will need to win this third round at Bristol for $100,000 and then win the Darlington race outright to claim another $100,000, which will then award him an additional $600,000 – bringing his total cash bonus winnings to $1 million dollars.
 
Smith is the only driver to qualify for all three rounds this season, and has qualified for the Dash 4 Cash bonuses six times since 2013.
 
This will be Ryan Blaney’s first Dash 4 Cash appearance this season, but he is the defending winner of this race (August, 2014). Blaney will be in Team Penske No. 22 Ford, which won at Bristol early this season with driver Joey Logano and will be looking to make it three-in-a-row. Blaney has made three starts at Bristol, posting one win, two top fives, three top 10s and an average finish of 4.0 – his second-best series track average finish.  
 
Suarez finished second at Bristol earlier this season, currently leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings, and is making his second Dash 4 Cash appearance this season. 
 
Sadler, a former NXS winner at Bristol (2012), is making his first Dash 4 Cash appearance this season. He has qualified for Dash 4 Cash bonuses seven-times since 2012, and has won the bonus twice.
 
The highest finishing driver of the four for Round 3 will win the $100,000 bonus and qualify to compete in the fourth and final round at Darlington Raceway along with the three highest finishing NASCAR XFINITY Series championship contenders.
 
12 To Go: Chris Buescher Still The Man To Beat
With just 12 races left on the NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule this season, Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher’s consistent high-level performance has positioned him to hold the standings lead over second-place Ty Dillon (-24) and third-place Chase Elliott (-25).
 
Buescher’s unswerving season has seen zero DNFs and a series-leading 10 top-five finishes in 21 starts. His average finish is 8.1 and his Driver Rating is 99.2.
 
Buescher has made four starts at Bristol posting one top five, three top 10s and an average finish of 9.0. Buescher’s talents were on display earlier this season at Bristol; where he started 14th and drove up to a third-place finish.
 
Title Hunt: Dillon And Elliott Need To Keep Digging
This weekend at Bristol could be Richard Childress Racing driver Ty Dillon’s ticket to chop into Chris Buescher’s points lead. Dillon has made four starts at Bristol posting two top fives, four top 10s and an average finish of 5.5 – almost four positions better than Buescher.
 
In Dillon’s 21 starts this season he has posted six top fives, 15 top 10s and an average finish of 8.9 – second among championship contenders behind Buescher (8.1).   Dillon’s season-to-date Driver Rating is 97.0.
 
Chase Elliott is just one point behind Dillon, and 25 points back from standings leader Chris Buescher.
 
Elliott’s 2015 season has seen eight top fives and a series leading 17 top 10s in 21 races.
 
Elliott has excelled at Bristol in his brief career; in three starts at the half-mile track, he has posted three top 10s and an average finish of 6.0.
 
Over the next four tracks (Bristol, Road America, Darlington and Richmond) both Elliott (3.5) and Dillon (11.8) have better average finishes than Chris Buescher (15.4).
 
Starting Upfront Puts The Odds In Your Favor To Win
When it comes to picking a winner this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Food City 300, your best bet would be to pick the drivers starting from the front row, because six of the last eight NASCAR XFINITY Series races at Bristol have been won from the first or second starting positions – a 75% winning percentage.
 
Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford has won the last two consecutive races at Bristol from the second starting position (August, 2014 and April, 2015), and are now looking to make it three wins in a row. The defending winner of this event, Ryan Blaney, will be back in the No. 22 Ford this weekend.
 
Prior to Team Penske’s last two wins, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch had dominated the NASCAR XFINITY Series races at Bristol winning six of the last 10 races (2010-2015) at Bristol – three of which were from front row starting positions.
 
Sunoco Rookie Update: Suarez Leads The Pack
Following the 21st race of the season, Daniel Suarez has opened up his Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings lead to 20 points over second-place Darrell Wallace Jr. as the series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend.
 
Suarez is having a solid rookie season, posting two Coors Light poles, four top fives, nine top 10s and an average finish of 13.0. He has finished on the lead lap 13 times this season and his 2015 Driver Rating is 92.1.
 
Suarez finished runner-up to Joey Logano earlier this season at Bristol in his series track debut.
 
“Bristol is a track that I had a good run at earlier this year,” said Suarez. “I think we’ve grown a lot since that race and I’m looking forward to getting another strong result on Friday.”
 
Sunoco Rookie Standings following Mid-Ohio: 1. Daniel Suarez (224); 2. Darrell Wallace Jr (204); 3. Ross Chastain (157); 4. Cale Conley (139); 5. Harrison Rhodes (123); 6. Peyton Sellers (97); 7. Josh Reaume (55).
 
NASCAR XFINITY Series Etc.:
Sprint Cup Drivers To Watch: Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson, and Denny Hamlin will all compete in this weekend’s Food City 300 at Bristol. Both Busch (seven, series-most) and Harvick (five, second-most) are former NXS Bristol winners.
 
Hermie Returns: Long-time veteran Hermie Sadler III will attempt to qualify and compete in the Food City 300 this weekend, his first race since last season at Richmond. Hermie, the brother of NXS championship contender Elliott Sadler, will be the No. 26 with crew chief Ken Evans for car owner James Whitener.
 
Milestones: Kevin Harvick will attempt to make his 325th NASCAR XFINITY Series start this weekend at Bristol. Harvick is 15th on the all-time NXS starts list, six starts behind 14th-place Todd Bodine (330). … Joey Gase will attempt to make his 100th NASCAR XFINITY Series start this weekend at Bristol. Gase is 122nd on the all-time NXS starts list; four starts behind Martin Truex Jr. (103) in 121st. …  Kevin Harvick can post his 175th NASCAR XFINITY Series top-five finish this weekend at Bristol. Harvick is ranked second on the all-time NXS top fives list; five top fives behind Kyle Busch (179) in first.
 
 









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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
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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 ! )
If you see something here that you would like to use on your website / newsletter / whatever. Please feel free to do so.
HOWEVER !!! 
I do ask that you give credit where credit is due ( as I do here). Please indicate something  (somewhere / somehow ),that you got it from this website.
Thank You,
Joe

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