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(7/23/16)

Congratulations to Jason Hearne for winning the modified main event @ Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/) ! Great job Jason !

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

KYLE BUSCH HOLDS OFF HARVICK FOR THIRD STRAIGHT XFINITY WIN


JUSTIN ALLGAIER WINS DASH FOR CASH BONUS CHECK AT INDY


SUAREZ , SADLER CLINCH SPOTS IN XFINITY SERIES CHASE


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

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

Faltering Hendrick Motorsports looks to Jeff Gordon for a lift

Kyle Busch rolls to another dominating XFINITY win at Indy


Courtesy NBC Sports

 Busch kisses the bricks

Kyle Busch wins Xfinity's Lilly Diabetes 250 for the second year in a row, his seventh win of the season, after sweeping both Indy poles.

  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/23/kyle-busch-dominates-for-xfinity-series-win-at-indianapolis/ 

Brexton Busch leaves mom and dad hanging when it comes to kissing the bricks at Indianapolis

Jeff Gordon: ‘I look forward to the challenge’ of Sunday’s race at Indy

Jeff Gordon will start Sunday's Brickyard 400 from the 21st spot. 

  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/23/jeff-gordon-i-look-forward-to-the-challenge-of-sundays-race-at-indy/ 

 Kyle Larson thought he would get by Kyle Busch on fresher tires 

 Erik Jones: ‘We just didn’t have the speed the 18 had’ 

 Daniel Suarez: the car was much better than a seventh place   

Justin Allgaier celebrates Xfinity Dash 4 Cash bonus at Indy 

Daniel Suarez maintains Xfinity point lead after Indianapolis

Paul Menard says RCR needs more speed to compete with JGR

Courtesy ESPN.com

 (http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/):

Five things to watch at the Brickyard

From a fond farewell to two Hoosier State favorites to drivers trying to make the Chase, there's a lot going on in Sunday's Brickyard. John Oreovicz breaks down five of the big things to watch.


Courtesy Amanda Vincent
(Thanks Amanda !):


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



Courtesy NBC Sports

Kyle Busch scores first Brickyard Cup pole

Busch’s previous best start was seventh in 2012 en route to a second-place finish. Last year he recorded his second career top-10 start with the ninth-best time before scoring... more

Tony Stewart starts 3rd in last Brickyard 400

Stewart faded in race trim in his last two starts to finish 17th from fifth in 2014 and 28th from fourth last year. He has momentum on his side this year, however, and expects... more

Michael McDowell qualifies well at Indy

That is a minor victory for the team, but it makes McDowell a questionable value in games that offer place-differential points. McDowell could easily cost fantasy points if he... more

Kasey Kahne to start 26th in Brickyard 400

Kahne was pessimistic about his chances of getting through the field in dirty air and mentioned how well he thought his teammates would be. That is not a glowing recommendatio... more

Casey Mears starts in 30s for fifth time at I

With Free Passes and Wave Arounds it is easy to stay on the lead lap, which is something Mears did three times in his four previous attempts from the back. Mears could be an e... more

NASCAR to police pit road speeds with expanded timing zones for Xfinity race

If all goes well, NASCAR will use the additional timing zones for Sunday's Brickyard 400.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/23/nascar-to-police-pit-road-speeds-with-expanded-timing-zones-for-xfinity-race/

Kyle Busch fastest in Xfinity qualifying at Indianapolis 

T.J. Bell not in NXS field at Indy

The team is not guaranteed a start in this weekend’s NXS race. Based on NASCAR’s time trial knockout procedure, upon completion of the first round of qualifying, the 40 eligib... more

Stenhouse continuously improves on flats

There is still some room to advance, but even another solid top-15 would make him a decent value in the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard. more


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

Watch as Hendrick Motorsports takes you behind the scenes with Jeff Gordon


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

Entering Friday, Jeff Gordon had not been in a race…


Courtesy NBC Sports

 Dale Earnhardt Jr. returns to the Brickyard (in name only)

Driver's name reappears on sign above the No. 88 stall at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/23/dale-earnhardt-jr-returns-to-the-brickyard-in-name-only/



Courtesy ESPN.com

How bad does Jimmie Johnson want to get back into Victory Lane after a drought through the spring and summer? He'd rough up a teammate to do it, writes Bob Pockrass. 

Paul Menard loves Indy memories, plans to make more

Paul Menard is proud of his victory in the 2011 Brickyard 400, and winning it again is a big goal. Another one? Replicating the yard of bricks at his house, writes Bob Pockrass.


Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/ )is where I shall be later today ! Sitting high over the beginning of the front stretch. Right on the aisle , just 3 rows down from the top . Wearing a black track t-shirt, blue NAPA hat, and short pants ! (It's a hot day here @ "the Jersey Shore")
I hope to CYA there !

Joe

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

Courtesy NBC Sports

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

All the information you need for the Lilly Diabetes 250.   http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/23/todays-xfinity-race-at-indianapolis-start-time-weather-tvradio-info-and-lineup/

On the spot: Drivers need twice the help from above with navigating the Brickyard  

Saturday schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 

Downforce animation helps explain how NASCAR teams find speed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway  

Jamie McMurray hopes to regain top 10

McMurray’s best result since then was a 15th and that is the range where he practiced on Friday. He is coming off a solid run at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, however, and cou... more

Ellis, Wise slowest of non-charters

Wise might have a slight advantage because his time was posted in the first practice session, which had conditions closer to what the drivers will face on Saturday. In either ... more




Recent News

(7/22/16) 

Courtesy The Stock Car Gazette
(Thanks Heather !):

  Google Alerts 

Dayton Daily News
Prior to Wednesday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, Tony Stewart held a special event on Eldora Speedway's kart track called Little E.
Beyond the Flag
Since the announcement that Jeff Gordon would return to NASCAR to drive the No. 88 machine for Dale Jr., the response has been overwhelmingly ...
Charlotte Observer
NASCAR's presence among top companies continues to grow, with 45 Fortune 100 companies investing in the sport (up from 43 in in 2015). Among ...

PaddockTalk
Black, who is a fan of both the Verizon IndyCar Series and NASCAR, is excited to be getting his turn to compete on the track that has offered up so ...

Nascar
By Pat DeCola | NASCAR.com | ... just trying to get it out," Pierce told NASCAR.com after he was cleared and released from the infield care center.


Courtesy NBC Sports

 Newman consistently fast at Indy on Friday

Newman’s first eight attempts at Indy began on one of the first four rows. Last year, he started last, but still managed to finish 11th. He won the pole in 2013 and started fo... more 

Harvick posts top-5 laps in both practices

Harvick did not make a 10-lap run in either session, which suggests he was primarily working on race trim. Track position is important, but given the trouble this team has had... more 

Bowyer slowest among 10-lap averages

Bowyer has been uneven this season and it appears that will not stop anytime soon. With only the 28th fastest single lap in final practice and 32nd in the first session, he is... more 

Elliott notably quick in final Indy practice

Indianapolis Motor Speedway is not typically kind to rookies, but Hendrick Motorsports has the experience to set this driver apart from the field. He will contend for a top-fi... more 

Denny Hamlin quickest in Indy final practice

Hamlin has been strong on flat tracks, but is typically better on the shorter versions, one-mile or less in length. Still, he has back-to-back top-fives and a sixth in 2012 to... more


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

They don’t pay points for practice, but if they did… 

Stewart Focused Ahead Of Final Brickyard 400

For a driver that loves his moments of privacy,…


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

Stewart doesn't rule out Sprint Cup or XFINITY cars on dirt at Eldora


{ I like this ! "Go for it" Tony ! "Go for it !"

 Joe }


Courtesy NBC Sports



 Brickyard 400 features two spotters

Rutledge Wood details the unique features of Brickyard and how two spotters are utilized by teams during this race.

http://www.nbcsports.com/video/brickyard-400-features-two-spotters-help-drivers

Oops! Jeff Gordon’s uniform has quite a mistake on it

Gordon's uniform lists the wrong years he won the Sprint Cup championship.


What drivers are saying about Jeff Gordon’s comeback . . . and whether he can win Indy

Opinions vary, but there is consensus that the four-time series champion can contend for a victory.



 Why was Kevin Harvick so angry after New Hampshire? It wasn’t because of his pit crew . . .

Rodney Childers says disastrous test at Indianapolis was the source of Stewart-Haas Racing driver's frustration.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/22/why-was-kevin-harvick-so-angry-after-new-hampshire-it-wasnt-his-pit-crew/


Courtesy ESPN.com

Jeff Gordon will help the Brickyard race, not save it

The annual Cup race at Indy has rarely been a good one, but it has sometimes been exciting. Jeff Gordon's return brings some excitement, but it won't likely be enough, writes John Oreovicz.

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

 Tony Stewart puts speculation behind him


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




Courtesy The Frontstretch.com
 
TODAY ON FRONTSTRETCH:

by Aaron Bearden and Matt Stallknecht
 
by Zach Catanzareti
 
by Sean Fesko
 
 


Frontstretch Folio: Crown Royal Presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400
by Phil Allaway

This weekend, the Sprint Cup Series makes their only trip of the year to the state of Indiana.  The race formerly known as the Brickyard 400 can be seen on NBCSN starting at 2 p.m. with NASCAR America Sunday, followed by Countdown to Green. The green flag is scheduled to drop around 3:25 p.m. Sunday afternoon.  The race can also be heard on IMS Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90).

Records and facts

In last year's race, Kyle Busch led 19 laps, but had to get past Joey Logano on a GWC for the lead.  From there, Busch was able to hold on to win his first race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Logano was second, followed by Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex, Jr. and Denny Hamlin.

Since he's coming back for the next two weeks to sub for Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jeff Gordon is once again considered to be an active driver. He is the winningest Sprint Cup Series driver at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with five career victories.  This total includes the inaugural Brickyard 400 back in 1994. 

Jimmie Johnson is the winningest full-time driver at Indianapolis with four career victories, the most recent of which coming in 2012.  Tony Stewart, who will be competing in his final race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, has two.  No other active driver has more than one victory.  The only non-active driver with more than one Indianapolis victory is Dale Jarrett with two.

Track Facts
Track / Race Length: 2.5-mile oval, 160 laps (400 miles)
Banking: 9.2 degrees (9 degrees, 12 minutes)

Straightaways: 3,300 ft., flat

Chutes: 660 ft., flat

Grandstand Seating: 235,000
Pit Road Speed: 55 mph
Pace Car Speed: 70 mph
Opened: 1909, first Cup race in 1994

Website: http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/IMS

Remaining Pre-Race Schedule:

Practice No. 1: Friday, July 22, 1:30 - 2:55 p.m. on NBCSN

Happy Hour: Friday, July 22, 4 - 5:25 p.m. on NBCSN

Qualifying: Saturday, July 22 at 1:45 p.m. on NBCSN

Say What?!

"Indianapolis is a very unique track. For me, it’s kind of a cool place to go to as I grew up always wanting to race Indy cars. With Rick Mears being from Bakersfield (California), he was a hometown, childhood hero as we were all racing go-karts. So, to win there back in 2003, and be able to kind of achieve your childhood dream in a sense, but in a stock car, was a great moment. Going back to Indy is just knowing it’s a very historic racetrack where it’s a lot of fun to be a part of the event. It’s always a place where  you want to win, but it’s fun to just go there and race to be a part of the next era of its history.

"Indianapolis is a very hard racetrack to pass on. Obviously, with how narrow the racetrack is and how fast the cars are going, you have to try and maintain your track position all day. It takes really everything – you have to have great motors, good handling and all the things you hear about at a lot of racetracks. You can’t overcome a lack of horsepower or a lack of downforce and I feel like we’ve done a good job with both of those things all year. Hopefully, we can find the right handling package to go with the great pieces and parts that we have to go on the cars." - Kevin Harvick

"Based on the test session, one thing I forgot from only going there once a year is how temperature-sensitive that racetrack really is. The morning sessions opened up with a ton of grip and the car was pretty comfortable. That afternoon once the heat of the day set in it got really, really tricky. With a three o’clock start time I think that will allow for the track to cool down and it will be a little more forgiving. Indy has four distinct and unique corners. I will be happy with myself to get three of the four corners right each lap – it’s a very, very challenging track. Lots of concentration required. It sure does feel good when you win there. It’s a celebration like no other." - Jimmie Johnson

"I always enjoy going back to Indy since I didn’t live too far from there for about a year when I raced Sprint Cars. Last year we raced a package with a taller spoiler which made it really hard to pass.  I’m looking forward to getting on track Friday and seeing how the cars handle with our current aeropackage. I think if we can maintain our track position near the front and not have any misfortunes like last year then we should have a strong showing in our SunnyD Ford." - Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

"It's really chilling to go to Indianapolis every time you go through the tunnel and when you make your first laps on the race track -- your first time ever or your first time for the weekend. And it's a place where I really, really enjoy bringing people. I always enjoy having my family there or someone else that will really appreciate the experience.

"Snap Fitness is going to be on the car at Indianapolis. I'm really excited to have them at the track because they've never gotten to experience that level of a marquee race. And I think they're really going to appreciate the power of that speedway and just what it's like. When I sat down with Snap Fitness to talk about their race schedule this season, I told them, 'You need to take a serious look at Indianapolis,' and they were all over it." - Landon Cassill


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

JOHNSON JUMPS ATOP FIRST INDY PRACTICE

STEWART WOULD CONSIDER SUBSTITUTE ROLE IN '17


Courtesy NBC Sports

Jimmie Johnson fastest in Brickyard P1

The Brickyard has only two practices, both of which occur on Friday. Johnson was working primarily on qualification speed. That underscores how important track position is, bu... more


  Carpentier takes blame for Ky Busch spin

Carpentier has not been behind the wheel of a Cup car on an oval track since June 2011—a little more than five years. His last start on an oval came at Kansas Speedway where h... more


Conversation starter      

Jeff Gordon's journey from France to the Brickyard 400 started when Rick Hendrick sent a simple text message that said "call me."  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/22/text-started-jeff-gordon-on-busy-journey-from-france-to-dale-earnhardt-jr-s-car/

Kyle Busch leads first NASCAR Xfinity practice at Indy

Five drivers to watch at Indianapolis

Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth are just some of the drivers to watch this weekend at Indy.


Saturday Evening, July 23rd, @ Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/)!  CHRISTMAS IN JULY

                  40 Lap 4-Cylinders, ATQMRA, Modifieds, Sportsman, Legends, Over 40 Legends Feature

                     Adult $18  -  Senior Discount (62+) $15  -  Student (7-17) $8  -  6 and under are always Free!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

5:00 pm     GRANDSTANDS OPEN

5:45            QUALIFYING STARTS

                 _ INTERMISSION

7:00            OPENING CEREMONY

7:10            FEATURE RACES

 

Feature Order:

ATQMRA - 25 laps (inner track)

INEX Legend Cars - 25 laps

Sportsman - 30 laps

MODIFIEDS - 40 laps

4-Cylinders - 40 laps

Over 40 INEX Legend Cars Race - 25 laps

LOTS of fan giveways! $1,000 in prizes to racecar drivers!!

Featuring music by HOLIDAY EXPRESS

3 face painters doing FREE artwork Compliments of Holiday Express!!

SANTA and THE GRINCH will be here from 6-7!


Courtesy ESPN.com

The desire to help out his business partner and friend Rick Hendrick is what got four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon to come out of retirement.


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

SunnyD has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain as…

Saturday Evening, July 23rd, @ New Egypt Speedway (http://www.newegyptspeedway.net/) !

SATURDAY, JULY 23

90s NIGHT PRESENTED BY HAMMER ELECTRIC

358 Modifieds, Crates, Street Stocks


Pit Gates: 4 pm
Grandstands: 5 pm
Hot Laps: 6 pm
Racing: 7 pm

Adult Admission: $20
Senior Citizens: $18
Military with ID: $10
Teens (12-15): $10
Children 11 & Under: FREE!


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

GORDON TALKS RETURN, DALE JR. AT INDIANAPOLIS

GORDON : SHR REACHED OUT BEFORE DAYTONA 500  


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

Bridgeport Speedway / Saturday :

Big Blocks, Crate/Sportsman, & TSRS 305 Sprints – Bike Night Brought to you by Sunoco Race Fuels

Details

Date:
July 23
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost:
Free - $40

Spirit Speedway  /Sunday:

Poker Series #4 – 270 & 600 Micros, 600 Xcel Mods, & Slingshots

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Spirit Auto Center Speedway,
83 Floodgate Rd. Swedesboro, NJ 08085
Swedesboro, 08085
+ Google Map


Adults - $15.00

Find out more

Courtesy The Stock Car Gazette
(Thanks Heather !):

Google Alerts 
The Denver Post
Denver's Furniture Row Racing and driver Martin Truex Jr. were top-notch at the Daytona 500 and brilliant at the Coca-Cola 600, finishing second and ...
My Twin Tiers.com
Watkins Glen International welcomes in several NASCAR drivers next week for a two-day test session on the newly paved track. The testing will be 

PaddockTalk
Mike Hillman, Sr. served as a crew chief and general manager in each of NASCAR's top three series. In 2012, he started Hillman Racing, which ...
Nascar (blog)
ROSSBURG, Ohio -- A couple of factoids you may or may not know -- Tony Stewart owns a race track (Eldora Speedway) and he also owns a pet pig ...
Beyond the Flag
The 2016 running only drew a 2.0 making a third fewer households watching NASCAR in a very short period of time. I was very disappointed when the ...


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

Courtesy NBC Sports


 Driver switch on No. 88 car won’t mean spotter switch for Chase Elliott

Rookie seeks to break recent spat of poor finishes this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/22/driver-switch-on-no-88-car-wont-mean-spotter-switch-for-chase-elliott/

Friday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup, Xfinity schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

There will be four practice sessions at IMS on Friday: 2 for Sprint Cup and 2 for Xfinity. 

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/22/fridays-nascar-sprint-cup-xfinity-schedule-at-indianapolis-motor-speedway/

Health update from Dale Earnhardt Jr.: ‘Light at end of tunnel’ in recovery

He posts on Twitter that he sees "light at the end of the tunnel."


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

Jeff Gordon on subbing for Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'I'm old' but ready


Aric Almirola shares his favorite Tony Stewart stories


Joey Logano reveals Eldora 'slide job' donation amount for Tony Stewart Foundation


Courtesy ESPN.com

Dale Earnhardt Jr. took to Twitter on Friday to say he is feeling a little better as he battles balance issues and nausea believed to be from concussions.


Courtesy Amanda Vincent
 (Thanks Amanda !):
http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-schedule-weather-outlook-for-indianapolis-motor-speedway/

NASCAR schedule, weather outlook for Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Amanda Vincent


(7/21/16) 

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

Fantasy Fastlane: Indianapolis

Kraft's Korner: How stars fare the second time around

Sprint Cup Series

Chase-clinching scenarios at Indianapolis

                                       


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



Courtesy NBC Sports

Sign of the times: Gordon’s name, No. 88 placed above garage stall at IMS

Jeff Gordon's return to NASCAR is official at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/21/sign-of-the-times-gordons-name-no-88-placed-above-garage-stall/ 

 NASCAR America: What are Jeff Gordon’s chances of winning in relief role?

NASCAR on NBC analysts Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett discuss the challenges Jeff Gordon will face at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/21/nascar-america-what-are-jeff-gordons-chances-of-winning-in-relief-role/


Special delivery: Four personal letters addressed to Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart reacts to what his father and three close personal friends wrote about him as he reads their letters.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/21/special-delivery-four-personal-letters-addressed-to-tony-stewart/ 

NASCAR America: The life and times of Anthony Wayne ‘Tony’ Stewart  

NASCAR ‘a better sport’ because of Tony Stewart (video)



Courtesy Amanda Vincent
(Thanks Amanda !)

:http://autoracingdaily.com/tony-stewart-inducted-into-usac-hall-of-fame/

Tony Stewart inducted into USAC Hall of Fame

Amanda Vincent

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

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


Courtesy NBC Sports

Tony Stewart ready for his final ride at Indianapolis

Tony Stewart says he has a 'plan' in approaching his final start at Indianapolis   http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/21/tony-stewart-ready-for-his-final-ride-at-indianapolis/


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



Courtesy Amanda Vincent
(Thanks Amanda !) :

http://autoracingdaily.com/michael-annett-gets-new-crew-chief/

Michael Annett gets new crew chief

Amanda Vincent
 

Courtesy Speed51.com

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




Courtesy NBC Sports

Richard Childress Racing moving closer to setting 2017 driver lineup

Car owner Richard Childress says: 'We’re trying to put together what’s going to be the best for everybody.  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/21/richard-childress-racing-moving-closer-to-setting-2017-driver-lineup/'


 Sneak Peek: Stewart reads about career from father

In a preview of a feature running Sunday on NBCSN, the three-time champion reacts to some special sentiments written by his...   http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/21/sneak-preview-tony-stewart-reads-his-impact-on-those-who-know-him-best/ 

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, city of Indianapolis to honor retired Navy SEAL

Teamwork Makes the Dream work

By filling in for Dale Earnhardt Jr.,Jeff Gordon shows he never really left the team that he competed for during his entire career.   http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/20/ryan-jeff-gordons-return-for-dale-earnhardt-jr-affirms-he-is-a-team-player-at-hendrick-motorsports/ 

Truck series points standings after Eldora Speedway



Courtesy The Frontstretch.com

 Today's Featured Commentary
Potts on Carl Haas and Taking Wins Away for Flunking Inspection
Potts' Shots
by John Potts

I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Carl Haas a week or so back.

I’m not going to try to tell you that Mr. Has and I were good friends. Far from it. We were acquaintances, but I had a lot of respect for the guy and what he accomplished, and he always called me by my first name from the first time we met.

That initial meeting came at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway back in the 80s, when I was News Director at Indianapolis Raceway Park.  My son and I went out to IMS for a Saturday qualifying day, and were enjoying ourselves walking through the garage area – meeting friends, etc.

Suddenly, there’s an announcement on the pit/garage PA system: “Will the driver of the Indianapolis Raceway Park mini-van please report to the van right away?”

All kinds of thoughts. Was it on fire?

Turned out I had parked in a spot that was reserved, but wasn’t marked as such.  It was in a spot right outside the Newman-Haas hospitality tent, and Mr. Haas was standing there waiting for us.

I figured we were in for a rump-chewing, but he stuck his hand out to shake with both of us and said, “Hi, I’m Carl Haas, thanks for answering the page.”

We were in his spot, and he wanted to put his new state of the art automobile in there. I don’t even remember what kind of car it was, but he was VERY proud of it and showed us all around it.

He said, “Move the van and come inside. Have a beer and we’ll talk some more.”

We sat down at a table next to Mario and Michael Andretti, and he brought us a couple of Budweisers (of course), and sat down with us.  He wanted to know all about what was happening at IRP, asking how I like the different types of racing we had going on.

I told him I loved it, and he seemed particularly happy that I was becoming more and more interested in SCCA road racing.

From then on, whenever we crossed paths, he wanted to know how things were going “out there at IRP.”

A few years later, we had an IMSA race scheduled, and a Regional SCCA event also on the card. We applied to make that SCCA meet a National, but the application was turned  down.

One of the board members with the SCCA Indy Region told me it was Mr. Haas’ decision that it be a Regional. He said, “I don’t know if you’re familiar with Carl Haas, but in our organization he is known as a man of considerable horsepower.”

I could understand that.

That same week, I was out on the property getting something done, when the office called me on the radio and told me I had an important phone call.

I hustled back, and it turned out that Mr. Haas had left a message for me, asking me to call him back.

When I did, he told me he thought he owed me an explanation as to why our request to change the event to a National was turned down. He pointed out that we had a scheduled National coming up in a couple of weeks.

“A lot of these people already have their schedules set,” he told me, “and we felt we didn’t want to force them to change. You know a lot of them are running for National points.”

Also, he said, “Believe me, you’re going to have your hands full with the IMSA race (a night  race on Saturday followed by a race on Sunday), and you don’t need your paddock cluttered up with more cars than you need.”

He was right, of course, and I was very grateful that he had called me. I thought it showed a lot of class.


Might not be much of an “old friend” story, but I’ll always remember him fondly.
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Wednesday was the 47th anniversary of the day that the astronauts landed on the moon. Like most folks, I remember where I was at the time of the landing. Naturally, it had to do with a race.

I was sitting in my car at Clay City Speedway in Kentucky, waiting for the gates to open. Listened to the landing on the radio, flagged the race, and then made it back to my mother's house in Louisville to see them climb out of the capsule.

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Next topic – Matt Kenseth’s car found illegal after the New Hampshire race. Points and/or cash penalties likely to follow.  (Editor's Note: Potts submitted the article prior to NASCAR assessing the P3 penalty, 15 point penalty and $25,000 fine mentioned above).
Suffice it to say they won’t take the victory away from him. They never do.

My personal feeling is that this policy is an affront to everyone whose car passed post-race inspection.

At every level of this sport, at most tracks, if a car is found to be illegal in post-race inspection, the driver is stripped of the win, points, and cash won.  In horse racing, they call this “taking his number down.”

Funny that this applies all the way to the top of stock car racing, and stops there.
I’ve been told it’s because Big Bill France wanted the people to know who won the race before they left the track.

Some other high-profile sports don’t feel this way.

Ever notice what happens when a pro golfer signs an incorrect scorecard?

And back in the 1960s, that happened the same week that the Kentucky Derby folks didn’t hesitate to take the winner’s number down two days after the race when he failed a urine test. (

(Editor's Note: Both instances occurred in 1968.  In April, Tommy Aaron incorrectly credited Robert DiVicenzo with a four instead of a three on the 17th hole in the final round of The Masters.  The screw-up (and DiVicenzo signing the scorecard) resulted in Bob Goalby winning The Masters in regulation instead of having to play an 18-hole playoff the next day.

20 days later, Dancer's Image won the Kentucky Derby, then tested positive for traces of phenylbutazone a couple of days later.  It set off a series of court battles that lasted all the way to 1972.  It is the only time in the history of the Kentucky Derby that the original winner was disqualified.)

I was in the newspaper business at the time and had a great headline ready: “Golfer Signs Away Tourney, Horse Pees Away Derby."

Couldn’t get that one past the boss.

The Critic's Annex: Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby
by Phil Allaway

For the Camping World Truck Series, the Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby is just about the only marquee race on the schedule.  A near sellout with 20,000 chaps in the grandstand and on the hillsides, fireworks, a high truck count and good action.  Couldn't really ask for much more.  Ok, maybe a few places to stay somewhere close to the track so that its realistically possible for someone like me to cover the race. 

In the months leading up to last night's race, a lot of people at Lebanon Valley asked me if I was going to Eldora for both days since the Super DIRTcar Series was serving as the primary support (they had 58 cars come out to attempt to qualify for a 100 lap feature that started 30; Brett Hearn was forced to take a provisional, a rare site indeed).  I chose not to mainly because of the sheer cost involved, the ten hours of driving, the mid-week format which means that I would realistically have to burn four days of vacation to do the event (If you try to do it in three, it means that you would effectively drive all night to Eldora Monday night and get there Tuesday morning and do 16 hours at the track on next to no sleep.  No thanks.) and the fact that IMSA's at Lime Rock Park this weekend (which I am covering for Frontstretch).

While I'll fully admit that I didn't really want to go to Eldora, I was looking forward to the race for multiple reasons.  One was to see the actual racing, while the other was to see what FOX Sports 1 did with said action.

In past years, FOX Sports 1 has gone all out, bringing the "Hollywood Hotel" out to Eldora for a special on-site edition of NCWTS Setup.  That wasn't the case this year. 

However, FOX Sports 1 did bring a special dirt reporter in Kenny Wallace.  Wallace was clearly jacked up for the coverage and brought his A-game.  Since he spends most of his time away from TV at various dirt tracks around the country, Wallace knows a lot of stuff.  He gave viewers some great interviews, great analysis on track conditions and moisture, not to mention some other good things as well.  This is probably the best TV work that Wallace has ever done.  His pure joy was evident all night.  It was probably the best decision that FOX Sports 1 made all night.

The schedule for the race was a bit of a mess.  Time trials ended up going long, which screwed up the schedule at the track and the FOX Sports 1 schedule for the rest of the night.  Speak for Yourself, the new show with Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock, was allowed to run its full one hour length despite starting late, which definitely ticked some people off.  I saw a number of angry tweets about it.  We were lucky to not miss any on-track action, but FOX Sports 1 didn't do a good job of relaying that to viewers on TV.  Sure, if you follow FOX Sports 1 on Twitter like I do, you did see those updates.  However, there was next to nothing on TV.  That's got to change.

The event itself saw a lot of good racing for position and lots of usage of the term "slide job."  The latter is partially explained due to the dirt, but also because of Joey Logano promising to donate $22 per use of term on-air to the Tony Stewart Foundation.  I couldn't tell you how many uses we had.  I counted a little over 30.  Other people on Twitter counted 160 or more.  Regardless, Logano's lighter in the wallet and someone's going to benefit from it.

I loved the on-track action.  Wednesday night's race might have been the best of the four truck races at Eldora to date.  However, I did feel in the dark at times when it came to on-track issues.  For example, Stewart Friesen blew an engine out of sixth, I believe.  That caused a caution and Friesen retired his Halmar International Chevrolet.

It sounds like FOX Sports did some kind of interview with Friesen after he got out of the truck, but no video was ever shown.  That's weak.  Also, there were a number of technical issues with Wallace's microphone.  During Rico Abreu's post-race interview, you could hear Wallace interviewing fourth-place finisher Jake Griffin in his boisterous style.  This happened multiple times during the evening.

Apparently, JR Heffner's issues were solely because he hit a bump and ripped the exhaust pipes off the No. 44.  The pipes flying off were caught on replay, but the booth didn't realize that they were exhaust pipes (they theorized that it was part of the support for the splitter that is normally run in the series, but not at Eldora).  Getting rocked and socked around afterwards probably hurt the truck more than the pipes breaking off.  He probably got penalized just like Kyle Larson for stopping on track and that's why he ended up two laps down.  It's a shame for Heffner, although I think he'll hold his head high at Lebanon Valley Saturday night.  I'll try to get some comments from him this weekend.

Some of the track was covered all that well by cameras, specifically turns 3 and 4.  The regular cameras didn't have a good view of what started the big wreck at the end of segment No. 1.  A static aerial shot was all they had, but it was zoomed out enough that you couldn't make out details.  We saw enough to see that Friesen wiped out and got lucky that he didn't damage the No. 16 more than he did.  Caleb Holman, who apparently was the one to hit him, ended up the loser there.

Post-race coverage was about average.  It should be noted that the race was supposed to be done by 10:30 p.m. and it was already after 11 when the race ended.  We got a few good interviews, in addition to point and result checks before FOX Sports 1 left for MLB Whiparound.  The Griffin interview that I noted earlier?  It didn't make the broadcast.

Sadly, another casualty of the screwed-up schedule was the feature that FOX Sports 1 had been advertising substantially that Kenny Wallace did with Rico Abreu.  I was actually looking forward to it.  Unfortunately, all we ended up getting was what was supposed to be a tease of the feature.  Weak.  I hope FOX Sports uploads that interview to FOXSports.com.  It should be good.

Overall, while I did enjoy the racing, the telecast was up and down.  Wallace was a definite high point of the broadcast as his enthusiasm was infectious.  However, the overall presentation left a little to be desired and the schedule was a mess.  In the future, FOX Sports 1 should devote more time for the coverage from Eldora.  I missed seeing the practice coverage, which was held on Tuesday evening this year in and around the various Super DIRTcar Series sessions.  Heck, it's a dang Tuesday night in the middle of summer.  Might as well televise that as well.

Frontstretch Line of the Week
 
From 2-Headed Monster: Should Cars That Fail Inspection Keep the Win?

"[NASCAR doesn't take wins away because they] want to make sure it’s cut for TV and everything like that.  If they’re cheating, they’re cheating. They’re not the winning car because they’re not within the rules."  - Ryan Ellis, on teams that get busted for rules violations after winning races.



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Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions

Should Jeff Gordon have come out of retirement to sub for Dale Earnhardt Jr.? Should Earnhardt sit out the rest of the year if he can't make the Chase? Our experts answer that and much more.


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H2H:TACKLING THREE KEY QUESTIONS ON GORDON,JUNIOR



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 NASCAR America: Greg Ives says Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s visit to shop ‘pumped everybody up’

Crew chief of the No. 88 team also talked about working with Jeff Gordon the next two races.   http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/21/nascar-america-greg-ives-says-dale-earnhardt-jr-s-visit-to-shop-pumped-everybody-up/

NASCAR’s full schedule for Indianapolis

TV and radio information for NASCAR's weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


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Kyle Larson finally gets NASCAR Truck win at Eldora

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  Kyle Larson rallies from lap down to break through for truck victory at Eldora Speedway

After nearly winning in first two attempts, Chip Ganassi Racing driver overcomes penalty for victory.

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Pockrass: Tony Stewart playing with house money in final Brickyard

Tony Stewart is from Indiana and still lives there. Retiring at the end of the season, his final Brickyard 400 is a big deal. It may be even bigger since he comes in to it with nothing to lose.

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Jeff Gordon brings impressive history, knowledge of Hendrick to Indy

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Cavin: Gordon in hot seat again at Brickyard

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William Byron among those collected in early 8-car wreck at Eldora

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Starting lineup for the Aspen Dental Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway

Bobby Pierce, the runner-up in the 2015 Aspen Dental Dirt Derby 150, will lead the field to the green flag.

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Jake Griffin Looking To Make Most Of Eldora Opportunity With Red Horse Racing  

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Hendrick Motorsports prepares for Jeff Gordon to fill in for Dale Jr.

Dirt Derby qualifying race No. 5 results at Eldora Speedway

Dirt Derby qualifying race No. 4 results at Eldora Speedway



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LIVE ELDORA UPDATES: SETTING WEDNESDAY"S STARTING LINEUP 

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Dirt Derby qualifying race 2 results at Eldora Speedway


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When it comes to NASCAR’s crown jewel races so far…


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Matt Kenseth's team penalized after Loudon win

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KENSETH, NO.20 TEAM PENALIZED FOR FAILED INSPECTION

Through the years: Drivers of the No.88


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Jeff Gordon returning to race for an ailing Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a potential feel-good story for all time. It's also giving Ryan McGee an uneasy feeling.


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John Wes Townley still sidelined by possible concussion

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New Hampshire NASCAR TV Ratings Drop 13 Percent

Another week, another ratings drop.  Sunday's New Hampshire 301 earned a 2.1 final rating, down 13 percent from last year.  Read more

Today's Featured Commentary
With Concussions at Play, Earnhardt Jr. is Better Safe than Sorry
Professor of Speed
by Mark Howell
 

Despite auto racing’s balls-to-the-wall reputation for daring, danger, and the occasional death, there’s one universal truth that’s important to remember.

It’s better to be safe than sorry.

It can take the form of a driver backing off the throttle just a second sooner. It can take the form of a driver settling into line instead of adding a fourth lane down the backstretch at Talladega. It can take the form of a tire changer opting to hit five lug nuts instead of the quicker option of three. It can take the form of a crew chief calling for four new Goodyears instead of taking two, like everyone else.

Or it can take the form of a driver knowing when to see his doctor.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. made the right call and erred on the side of safety when he opted to see his doctor about allergies that just wouldn’t clear up promptly. Given Junior’s history of concussions, including symptoms serious enough in 2012 to warrant him missing two weeks on the Sprint Cup schedule, playing it safe in advance of being sorry was the smart thing to do.

It’s important to make good choices whenever possible.

Junior made good choices.

Everyone in sports knows the dangers of brain injuries, concussions, and what happens when such conditions go ignored. And it’s not just the professionals in the stick-and-ball realm who need to be aware of what can go wrong and when to seek help. As coach of my son’s Pee Wee baseball team last summer, my first official duty was to undergo league-mandatory concussion diagnosis-and-treatment training. The training earned me a certificate in how to handle player concussions, but it also earned me something far more important.

The training taught me just how minor the symptoms of brain injury or even a “mild” concussion can look. And the adjective “mild” is a serious misnomer; a concussion is a concussion, pure-and-simple.

To treat any head or brain injury as mild is to put an athlete in danger of greater harm, harm that may not make itself known for weeks, months, or even years. The good news is that most “mild” concussion symptoms can be treated effectively with rest. Ignoring the simple advice to rest can lead to greater dangers. 

That’s the wrong time to be sorry for ignoring the harsh realities….

Regular readers of my columns know that concussions suffered by race car drivers is a somewhat ghoulish area of my research as a NASCAR/motorsports historian. I have given several lectures over the past few years about the effect of concussions on stock car racing, in particular the tragic outcomes of such NASCAR notables as Lee Roy Yarbrough (who was institutionalized), Fred Lorenzen (who requires assisted living), and Dick Trickle (who committed suicide).

And the list gets longer. Head injuries shortened the careers of Ernie Irvan, Steve Park, Mike Alexander, Ricky Craven, and Hall of Famer Bobby Allison. One can only speculate as to just how many other drivers over the years were poised on the edge of long-term disabilities from repeated blows to the brain against steering wheels, roll cages, and headrests.

What’s most important is that the racing community is finally acknowledging the problem and striving for improvements. Helmets and cars are better designed and constructed, and medical protocols have been instituted. An even more significant development is the idea that drivers are agreeing to donate their brains for research into CTE-related dementia. Junior started the trend that’s being followed by Fred Lorenzen and Dario Franchitti. Might we include names like Foyt, Andretti, and Allison? Now if only others, regardless of their history of injuries, will join the effort. Imagine the database we can develop given decades of trauma and awareness of just how serious often “minor” impacts can be.

The head might stop moving, but the brain does not. The unseen can lead to dangers unforeseen.

We often say that past experience is the best teacher, and – for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. – that is certainly the case. It is because of Earnhardt’s past concussions that NASCAR has instituted its baseline brain scan policy. Some preseason precaution will hopefully protect against future disabilities or worse.

Not seeing Dale Jr. turning laps at New Hampshire was a good start. Having Jeff Gordon swap retirement for a return to the Brickyard this coming weekend would continue Junior’s necessary journey to full recovery. A driver cannot win if a driver is too injured to drive well. And when it comes to a concussion, no matter how mild it might be, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

For me, Dale’s unspoken apology is wholeheartedly accepted….

TODAY AT FRONTSTRETCH:


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Crafton Returning to “The Zoo” for the 2016 Klash                                           
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TOLEDO, Ohio (July 20, 2016) - ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards driver Matt Kurzejewski is taking the peaceful route to Lucas Oil Raceway. In an effort to alleviate the "12-14-18-hour" travel days en route to each...Read more 


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Ryan: Dale Jr. substitution shows Jeff Gordon remains a team player at Hendrick Motorsports

INDIANAPOLIS – Jeff Gordon’s return to NASCAR this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway deservedly will draw all of the...  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/20/ryan-jeff-gordons-return-for-dale-earnhardt-jr-affirms-he-is-a-team-player-at-hendrick-motorsports/

Social media reacts to Gordon driving No. 88

Social media has been buzzing over the news Jeff Gordon is coming out of retirement


From retirement to replacement

Five-time Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon will come out of retirement to drive the No. 88 in place of Dale Jr. on NBCSN at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/20/jeff-gordon-to-drive-no-88-car-for-dale-earnhardt-jr-at-indianapolis/ 

 'Can Indy be the fix' for Hendrick?

Gdovic returns to XFINITY Series at Indy

Multi-year partner TCC will join Precision Performance Motorsports as primary sponsor as they hope to spread the message about the Culture of Good initiative. Gdovic, 24, has ... more


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Jeff Gordon in No. 88 at Indianapolis, Pocono

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TEAM: DALE JR.OUT,GORDON IN NO.88 AT INDY,POCONO 

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Gordon takes wheel for Dale Jr for next 2 races

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss two more races with concussion-type symptoms, and Jeff Gordon will take his place.


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Eldora Dirt Derby format rundown

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 NASCAR America: Medical expert talks concussions and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

NBC Sports medical expert Mike Ryan calls into NASCAR America to help explain the science behind concussions.


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Kenseth Claims 7th Slinger Nationals Crown

Matt Kenseth moved his young Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik…



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2016 NCWTS Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby 150 Final Practice Session Speeds


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Rico Abreu is not having the most spectacular rookie season in the Camping World Truck Series, but Wednesday's trip to Eldora Speedway could turn that around quickly.   

Power Rankings: C'mon get Happy!

Kevin Harvick was more steamed than a lobster after the race at New Hampshire. Maybe being back atop Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings will cheer him up.

Best DFS NASCAR picks for Indianapolis

Matthew Willis breaks down his top NASCAR choices this weekend at Indianapolis, led by Kyle Busch.


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Need for speed

After three top 10's in the last five races, Jamie McMurray is peaking at the right time for Chip Ganassi with seven races until the Chase.   http://www.nbcsports.com/video/jamie-mcmurray-peaking-right-time-nascar-chase-approaches 

Tyler Reddick tops first of two Truck practice sessions at Eldora  

 NASCAR America: Will Jeff Gordon replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. for Brickyard 400?


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5 things you need to know about the Eldora Dirt Derby


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Motivation deprivation

NASCAR America's Dale Jarrett discusses Kevin Harvick's constructive comments on his pit crew during and following the New Hampshire 301.

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 HScott Makes Crew Chief Change For Annett


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This Saturday Night, July 23rd, @ Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/) !
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“CHRISTMAS IN JULY” AND “NAPA NIGHT” AUTO RACING ACTION AT WALL STADIUM THIS SATURDAY (JULY 23)

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ The weather may be telling us we are in the middle of a Jersey Shore summer but the Wall Stadium Speedway schedule says it is “Christmas in July” at the shore speedway this Saturday night (July 23)! The evening will feature visits by both Santa Clause and the Grinch, holiday music on the public address system, gifts for many of the fans and professional auto racing for six divisions of stock cars. Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. Main event action will follow around 7:00 p.m.

            On the famous third mile high-banked paved oval the Downs Ford Modifieds will lead the way in a 40-lap main event. Defending champion Steven Reed of Jackson will lead the way with plenty of competition coming from multi-time champ Chas Okerson of Freehold, Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Ron Frees of Brick, Eric Mauriello and Jimmy Blewett, both of Howell, Brick’s Shawna Ingraham and Adam LaCicero of Lavallette just to name a few.

            The Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks will also be at the top of the bill in a 40-lap event. Point leader Todd Pilla of Bayville, Brick’s Jason Lane and Fred Cannock of Port Monmouth are just a few of the favorites expected to see action.

The Snap-on Sportsman racers will compete in a 30-lap feature race, while the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars will battle in a 25-lap main event and the TQ Midgets will racing in a 25-lapper on the “inner oval.” A special race for drivers over age 40 will also be presented using Legend Cars.

Area NAPA dealers, who will play an important role during the activities, will be awarding nearly $1,000 in prizes to feature winners and will have give-aways for the fans as well. A large contingent of local NAPA dealers is expected to be on hand to enjoy the night’s activities and all of the speedway’s NAPA backed race cars are expected to be on display in the grandstand mid-way early in the evening. The NAPA drivers will be signing autographs by their cars.

            Holiday Express representatives will also be on hand to celebrate the season with holiday music.

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 is set for 5:45 p.m. with main events to follow.

The revised speedway schedule, made necessary by four rainouts this season, is available at wallspeedwayracing.com.

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


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'Never-quit attitude' pays off for Joey Logano at New Hampshire


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ABREU AIMING FOR FAIRYTALE BEGINNING AT FAMILIAR ELDORA 

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Today's Featured Commentary
Peace Declared in NASCAR Nation: How Did That Happen?
Sitting in the Stands: A Fan's View
by S.D. Grady

On the heels of Dale Earnhardt, Jr.'s announcement he was sitting out the New Hampshire 301 due to concussion-like symptoms, Hendrick Motorsports made an equally stunning statement that Jeff Gordon might be returning to the track in Indianapolis this upcoming weekend driving the No. 88. If there was ever a moment where the racing Gods determined that the great breach among NASCAR fans had been healed, I think this moment was it.

No, I am not celebrating Junior's injury. I am very sorry that he is suffering and, worse yet, with a condition that is not likely to permanently disappear, even with treatment. But if we go back to 2008 and the media circus that commenced with his arrival at Hendrick Motorsports, it was something akin to the zombie apocalypse in NASCAR terms.  Junior's father had been on one side of the most storied rivalry in the sport's history, going toe-to-toe on and off the track with Jeff Gordon since "The Kid's" arrival in 1993. After Senior passed away in 2001, the fan rivalry that avidly supported the Nos. 3 and 24, respectively sort of transferred their passion to the Intimidator's son.  The anti-Gordon/anti-Earnhardt camps in the infield remained pretty much intact for the next six years.

That is, until the No. 8 turned into the No. 88 and Junior started hanging his hat at Mr. H's shop.  For quite some time, Gordon and Earnhardt fans were hard-pressed to smile at one another as "teammates" like the drivers did every week at Hendrick Motorsports.  It simply grated on the nerves, you know? We grimaced when we saw the No. 88 share a flagpole with the No. 24.  Co-workers who had previously growled at one another on Monday mornings now tried to smile.  It hurt.  It hurt a lot.

As with all old injuries, the pain lessened or became more familiar -- your pick.  We became accustomed to seeing husband and wife wear T-Shirts that in the past may have ended in divorce.  Even if the Earnhardt crowd never got around to loving the Rainbow Warriors, beer tossing became less vehement.

So on Friday, when Mr. Hendrick gave his statement to the media that he was looking to sit Jeff Gordon in the Nationwide Chevrolet at the Brickyard, I was waiting for the howl of protest to scream across the campgrounds at New Hampshire.

It didn't come.  No, "Oh my god! Gordon can't drive Junior's car! Ick!" No swearing.  No throwing of sharp objects across the room.  The angst and anger did not come.

Instead, we looked around in the grandstands and smiled.  We nodded and agreed...yep, agreed, that it would be really cool to have Gordon back in a car one more time. At Indy. And helping out Dale Jr.

I waited, but the earth did not open up beneath me. The race ran on Sunday and the day passed as pretty much every other race day. Alex Bowman performed well under the microscope. Junior tweeted his disappointment at missing the race and appreciation for all the hard work Bowman did on such short notice.  It was all very polite.

We're expecting more concrete information on Tuesday. Gordon has to return from vacation and get his NASCAR license and physical taken care of. However, it does seem like the unthinkable is going to happen.  And it does seem like the world is not ending.  The retired driver of the No. 24 is going to drive the No. 88 in Sprint Cup competition.

These are strange days, my friends.  Strange days.

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Numbers Game: New Hampshire 301
by Tom Bowles

0
Laps led Sunday and this season by the sixth-place finisher at New Hampshire, Jamie McMurray. McMurray remains the lone Chaser currently inside the field not to have led a single lap all year.

1
Win last season through 18 races for Matt Kenseth. He wound up winning five events. How many wins did he have this season? One through 18 races until his thrilling charge to the front on Sunday.

2
Laps out of 301 led by anyone not running Joe Gibbs Racing chassis. Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson each led one lap apiece.

3
Straight races in which Hendrick Motorsports cars have not finished inside the top 10. The best the four-car organization could muster was Jimmie Johnson in 12th.

4
Of New Hampshire's seven cautions occurred in the final 35 laps of the race. The first of them was a debris caution on lap 265. 

5
Teams that have combined to win the sport's 19 Cup races: Joe Gibbs Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, Team Penske, Stewart-Haas Racing and single-car Furniture Row Racing.

5
DNFs for Josh Wise this season after Sunday's wreck left his underfunded team dead last (40th). Only Matt DiBenedetto (six) of BK Racing has more this season.

6
Top-10 finishes in the last seven races for Team Penske's Joey Logano. The lone exception? A wreck at Kentucky that left him sitting in the garage 39th.

9
Straight top-20 finishes for Ryan Newman including a seventh-place effort on Sunday. That has the veteran solidly in position to make the Chase once more despite a victory drought that's lasted 3+ years.

10
Straight Cup races at New Hampshire where there have been less than 20 lead changes. There were 13 in Sunday's event.

13th
Projected points position of Tony Stewart if he had run all 19 races this season (based on his points output in the first 11 events).

14th
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For as angry as Kevin Harvick seemed after the race, you'd think he finished down around 25th and been lost all weekend.  In reality, he finished fourth and extended his points lead back up to 14 points over Brad Keselowski.  Some chaps simply cannot be satisfied.  As for Keselowski, he was up in the hunt until he cut a tire late and finished 15th.  Kurt Busch had a flat left rear tire late that dropped him to a 22nd-place finish.  He maintained third in the standings, but lost a significant amount of points.  Carl Edwards is in the same boat.  Cut a tire late in the race after contact with Kyle Larson, dropped to a 20th-place finish, but kept fourth in points.

Joey Logano stood pat on Sunday.  Despite a late left rear tire rub, Logano held on to finish third.  That was enough to gain one point on Harvick, but a bunch more on Edwards and Kurt Busch.  Kyle Busch is in the same boat at Logano.  He finished eighth and effectively stood pat in sixth.  Martin Truex, Jr. led 123 laps, but a broken shifter and clutch issues dropped him to a 16th-place finish.  He lost some ground, but kept seventh.  Matt Kenseth's victory moved him up two places to eighth in points.

Jimmie Johnson made an error on pit road late on Sunday and dropped to the rear of the lead lap.  From there, Johnson charged back to 12th.  It was enough to maintain his spot in points, but he did lose some ground.  Denny Hamlin stayed out late when everyone else pitted and finished ninth.  That was good enough to move him up one place to tenth.  Chase Elliott was having a great day until a cut tire put him in the wall with 30 laps to go.  Elliott nursed the No. 24 to a 34th-place finish, costing him three spots in points.  He is now only two points in front of Ryan Newman, who finished seventh on Sunday.

Austin Dillon is up one place to 13th in points after finishing in 13th.  Jamie McMurray is now 14th after a top 10 finish.  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. sitting out Sunday ultimately didn't hurt him as much as it could have.  He ended up dropping two positions to the last driver still currently in the Chase.  Earnhardt Jr. has a 14 point edge over Trevor Bayne in 16th.  Outside of the top 16, Tony Stewart's second-place finish moved him up two places to 28th, more than a full race ahead of 31st.

Point Standings (1-16): 1) Kevin Harvick 636, 2) Brad Keselowski -14, 3) Kurt Busch -34, 4) Carl Edwards -49, 5) Joey Logano -65, 6) Kyle Busch -80, 7) Martin Truex, Jr. -96, 8) Matt Kenseth -115, 9) Jimmie Johnson -122, 10) Denny Hamlin -131, 11) Chase Elliott -137, 12) Ryan Newman -139, 13) Austin Dillon -148, 14) Jamie McMurray -162, 15) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. -175, 16) Trevor Bayne -189.

Outside the top 16, but Chase-eligible: 28) Tony Stewart -349.

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

Letter of the Race: Sunday's New Hampshire 301 was brought to you by the letter "T," for Toyota.  The whole weekend was dominated by Toyota, and in particular, Joe Gibbs Racing.  JGR or JGR-affiliated teams led 492 of the 501 laps and won both races.  That is domination unlike any that has been seen for quite a while. - Phil Allaway 

Quotes to Remember: New Hampshire 301
compiled by Phil Allaway

"It always feels good to win, obviously, but I think today especially‑‑ Friday I didn't do a good job qualifying. We started middle of the pack. Our first run wasn't great. I don't know what he adjusted but he made some great changes for run two, and really I felt like we had probably the best car all day. It just took forever to get there.

"Got behind in the pits when I got myself blocked in, and three good pit stops and good pit calls and a fast car were able to work our way toward the front. Definitely feels good to get the win.

"Last fall we squeaked one out, a little more fuel than Kevin and a little different strategy, but not quite as good a car, where today I felt like we had the best car, and it always feels good when you get a win." - Matt Kenseth, race winner

"It was fun.  The hardest part of the restarts was just which line you were in.  If you were on the bottom you were at a huge disadvantage.  You needed to be on that top line and needed to be able to hold them down when they got there.  We restarted sixth on the outside that last time and that really was the key to getting us up where we were at the end." - Tony Stewart, finished second

"Probably what you saw was the same thing I was seeing except I got to live it.  I think every corner of my car is dented in some way.  We hit everything at the end.  But we were moving forward, and that’s good. I don’t think I pissed anybody off.  That’s another good thing. But overall just proud of the effort my team put in today.  We were awful to start the race.  We tried some new things thinking that we needed to get better here.  This is a track that we’ve been a second‑ to fifth‑place car here the last five races, so we tried something different, and we went from sixth to 20th or so pretty quick early in the race, almost went down a lap, and we aborted that mission in the middle of the race and went back to what we normally do, and we got our car to be an eighth‑ to tenth‑place car, so we started picking them off slowly one at a time. It’s funny, seemed like Tony and I, we fell backwards together, we started driving through the field together.  We were around each other all day and never thought the two of us would be racing for second at the end of the race like that. Overall proud of the effort the team put in, never‑quit attitude.  It really paid off today." - Joey Logano, finished third

"I’m disgusted to tell you the truth.  It’s the same thing every week.  We just make mistake after mistake and until we clean that up we don’t have a chance to win races putting ourselves in a hole every time we make a mistake.  It sucks because the cars are plenty fast, but we are just not executing." - Kevin Harvick, finished fourth

"Yeah, a really big day.  Our Credit One Back Chevy was really solid all weekend.  We had good pit stops and had good restarts.  You have to have all that here. The race kind of drew out for a little while and we had long green flag runs.  Then in the last 40 laps we were just crazy on all those restarts.  It seemed like on some of them you wanted to be on the top, some of them you wanted to be on the bottom.  The guy in second is at such a disadvantage on those restarts, especially when you start spinning the tires.  So, a really solid day for us today." - Jamie McMurray, finished sixth

"All weekend we definitely didn’t think we had a top-10 car. We fought hard though. Everybody on this Fastenal team worked really hard and we caught some breaks at the right time and the right lane on restarts at the right times. We made it work. It was a hot one out there. It was a lot of fun though. When the sun was out I thought our car was better than when the shade was out. I think that we have some more to work on and I think we know where we can make up some time. We will come back and hopefully be a little bit better next time." - Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., finished tenth

"I am disappointed in myself. We had a really good Fusion there about halfway through the race and sped on pit road during our green flag stops and that set us back a lot. Luckily we were able to get a wave-around and it worked out. We just kept missing wrecks and got lucky on that caution at the end to salvage a decent day. I messed up for two weeks in a row and that is unacceptable. I have to clean up my act for upcoming races." - Ryan Blaney, finished 11th

"We were probably a fourth of fifth place car all day today. We were solid right up there. There at the end there was a restart and some guys got jumbled up in front of us and we were in the middle of three and got squeezed. We bounced off the 41 and got hit by the 22 and cut down a tire and had to come in. We got back up to 15th, which I guess all things considered isn’t too bad." - Brad Keselowski, finished 15th

"It’s not tough, it’s just that you’re a sitting duck and there’s nothing you can do to get going. Unfortunately we got passed by a lot of cars and we pitted for tires on that last stop because we were starting all the way in the back on that restart there and we wanted to get some momentum going and make sure we didn’t destroy the race car getting in a wreck. We passed 10 cars in the last 10 laps so we had a good race car, just nothing to show for it today." - Martin Truex, Jr., finished 16th

"It was amazing.  I can’t thank Hendrick Motorsports and all these guys enough.  They took me to my worst race track by far and made me look good.  I just have to thank Mr. H. I had such an amazing time.  Everybody, Greg (Ives, crew chief) and all the guys were so welcoming.  I hate the circumstances and really hope Dale is feeling well, but I had so much fun today.  Obviously, I hate that we didn’t get the finish we deserve, but I’ve raced with a lot of these guys for a long time… I raced around them I’ve never got to actually race with guys like Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch, all those guys.  I had a lot of fun passing really good cars.  Just really thankful for Nationwide and all of Hendrick Motorsports for letting me be here.

"I think the No. 19 (Carl Edwards) was backing up because he was blocked in as I was leaving the pit box.  My left-rear hit his right-rear as I was leaving.  It caved it in enough, we thought we would be fine, but obviously, when I got into the No. 41 (Kurt Busch) it was already going down.  I got really loose, got up the race track and got into him.  I hate that for Kurt.  Obviously, just got loose had a tire going down and then it went down at about the start/finish line, I just tried to hang on to it.  It is really unfortunate.  They knew we were here for sure and I had a blast." - Alex Bowman, finished 26th

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Today’s Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire: start time, weather, TV/radio info and lineup

All of the pertinent information for the New Hampshire 301.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/07/17/todays-sprint-cup-race-at-new-hampshire-start-time-weather-tvradio-info-and-lineup/

 Pit stall assignments for Sunday’s New Hampshire 301

NASCAR video: The story behind the Loudon Lobster


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


http://autoracingdaily.com/kyle-busch-dominant-in-loudon/

Kyle Busch dominant in Loudon

Amanda Vincent

(7/16/16) 




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

 Kyle Busch dominates New Hampshire to snag sixth win of 2016   

 Rainout @ Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/) {BUMMER !}

This Saturday July 16th

PACK the TRACK Night

has been cancelled due to thunderstorms.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


 
More news
(Thanks Jeff Gravatt !) :

RAIN CANCELS WALL STADIUM

AUTO RACING FOR JULY 16

 

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~            Showers and thunderstorms that started in the afternoon have forced Wall Stadium Speedway officials to cancel the auto racing events scheduled for Saturday night (July 16). Saturday night auto racing will resume in one week on July 23.

 

            When racing action returns on July 23 the third mile paved oval will host “NAPA Night” racing action. On the paved oval speedway The Downs Ford Modifieds will lead the way in a 40-lap main event, while the Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks compete in a 40-lapper, the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks battle in a 25-lapper and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars race in a 25-lap main event. A race for drivers over 40 years old using Legend Cars will also be presented.

 

Grandstands will open at 5:00 p.m., qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. with main events for all divisions to follow at approximately 7:00 p.m.

 

            The 50-lap Sportsman race slated for Saturday night (July 9) will be rescheduled for later in the season.

 

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










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