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(12/11/17)

Courtesy NBC Sports

 (http://www.nbcsports.com/nascar):

AJ Allmendinger making return to Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2018
The JTG Daugherty Racing driver will compete in the endurance race for Michael Shank Racing.

Courtesy Speed Sport News.com

 (https://speedsport.com/):

 Bass Pro Shops Continues Sponsorship Of RCR 

 https://speedsport.com/nascar/monster-nascar-cup/bass-pro-shops-continues-sponsorship-rcr/

Courtesy New Jersey Motorsports Park (http://www.njmp.com/):

Brunch with Santa: December 17

Santa is coming to town & he is making a stop at NJMP! All are welcome to NJMP for Brunch with Santa, 11:00am – 2:00pm, for a magical afternoon! $18 per person + tax and service charge; Children 4 – 10 years old: $9; Children under 3: FREE. For more information and to reserve your family’s space call (856) 327-7204 or email ccurry@njmp.com.


Breakfast with Santa includes:
> Brunch Buffet
> Photo Opportunity
> Child Ornament Craft
> Official Santa Letter Mailing Location (bring your own or write one here)

2018 Major Events

April 28 – 29:
Championship Cup Series I

May 5:
NJMP Food Truck Festival

May 12 – 13:
24 Hours of LeMons: The Real Hoopties of New Jersey

May 13 – 14:
Zerbini Family Circus

June 16:
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

July 7 – 8:
Championship Cup Series II

July 13 – 15:
6th Annual AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival & Swap Meet

July 21 – 22:
U.S. Majors Tour

July 27 – 29
Monster Truck & Thrill Show

July 27- 29:
New Jersey Historics

September 2 – 3:
Championship Cup Series III

September 8 – 10:
MotoAmerica Championship of New Jersey presented by K&N Filters

September 29 – 30:
Championship Cup Series IV

October 6 -7:

WERA Motorcycle Roadracing

October 27:
SCCA Devil in the Dark 12-Hour Endurance Race

Courtesy NASCAR.com

(https://www.nascar.com/):

Field set for 'The Clash'

See the 20 drivers eligible to compete in the 2018 Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona

 https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/12/11/drivers-entry-list-2018-clash-at-daytona/   

 All-time Clash at Daytona winners 

https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/1721/all-time-clash-at-daytona-winners#/0    

McMurray plans on 4 more years

Jamie McMurray through the years 

https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/1725/jamie-mcmurray-through-the-years#/0   

Playoffs, conquering mountain highlight 2017 for McMurray

https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/1696/jamie-mcmurray-2017-season-recap#/0

Courtesy NBC Sports

 (http://www.nbcsports.com/nascar): 

NASCAR Hall of Famer Jack Ingram injury update: still in ICU, but continues to show progress

Jack Ingram's family hopes he's able to move out of ICU in the coming days.

Report: Kurt Busch to re-sign with Stewart-Haas Racing to drive No. 41 Ford
Busch won the 2017 Daytona 500 for Stewart-Haas Racing


K&N Pro Series West 2018 schedule includes Las Vegas dirt race
The K&N Pro Series West will compete on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track on Sept. 13.

Courtesy The Stock Car Gazette (http://MotorSportsNews.Net  )

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Monster rises in first year of NASCAR deal

SportsBusiness Daily

In its first year as title sponsor of NASCAR's premier series, Monster Energy's deal has already become one of the most recognized partnerships in sports, according to the results of the property's 11th annual sponsor loyalty survey conducted for SportsBusiness Jour... This is a SportsBusiness Journal ...

https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2017/12/11/Research-and-Ratings/Turnkey-NASCAR.aspx

John Hunter Nemechek to join Ganassi Xfinity Series team

Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Nemechek, the 20-year-old son of NASCAR veteran Joe Nemechek, will move up to the NASCAR Xfinity Series next season, where he will share the driving duties in Chip Ganassi Racing's No. 42 Chevrolet, Motorsport.com has learned. An official announcement of the move could come as early as ...

https://www.motorsport.com/nascar-xs/news/john-hunter-nemechek-chip-ganassi-racing-xfinity-987781/

C O L U M N S / C O M M E N T A R I E S

Eastbound, 2017 champion Wayne Walsh honoured at NASCAR Hall of Fame

The Telegram

Submitted photo — The owners and management of Eastbound International Speedway and Concert Park in Avondale, along with Conception Bay South's Wayne Walsh (fifth from left, holding trophy) were among those who were highlighted Friday night in Charlotte, N.C., during the NASCAR Home ...

http://www.thetelegram.com/sports/eastbound-2017-champion-wayne-walsh-honoured-at-nascar-hall-of-fame-168937/

Racing: Number swaps are nothing more than money grabs

Beyond the Flag

Every so often in racing, a driver or drivers within a team will be given different numbers, many times in the form of a swap. These changes are nothing more than money grabs. In the NASCAR Cup Series, William Byron was recently signed by Hendrick Motorsports as the replacement for Kasey Kahne in ...

https://beyondtheflag.com/2017/12/09/racing-number-swaps-nothing-money-grabs/

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Recent News 

(12/10/17)

Courtesy NBC Sports

(http://www.nbcsports.com/nascar):

Danny Stockman Jr. returning as Daniel Hemric’s crew chief in 2018
Daniel Hemric had Randall Burnett as his crew chief for the final five races of the 2017 season.

Christopher Bell leaving comfort of Kyle Busch Motorsports for Joe Gibbs Racing

After four years with Kyle Busch Motorsports, Christopher Bell moves to the next chapter in his racing career.

 http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/12/09/christopher-bell-leaving-comfort-of-kyle-busch-motorsports-for-joe-gibbs-racing/

Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominates in 2017 RCCA ELITE Diecast sales

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has six cars on the year-end list put out by the Racing Collectables Club of America.

Courtesy NASCAR.com

 (https://www.nascar.com/):

Austin Dillon gets married 

 https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/12/10/austin-dillon-whitney-ward-wedding/ 

Ryan Blaney attends latest 'Star Wars' premiere

https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/12/10/ryan-blaney-attends-latest-star-wars-premiere/

Courtesy Speed Sport News.com

 (https://speedsport.com/): 

 Development Is A Slippery Slope

https://speedsport.com/nascar/monster-nascar-cup/development-slippery-slope/

Mack Trucks Partners With Petty’s Garage

Courtesy Catchfence.com

 (http://www.catchfence.com/):

Official statement on passing of Ryan Yanoshak

http://www.catchfence.com/267213/official-statement-passing-ryan-yanoshak

Courtesy NASCAR.com

 (https://www.nascar.com/):

Championship moments

Byron, Bell take center stage at XFINITY, Camping World Truck Series Awards

https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/12/09/xfinity-series-camping-world-truck-series-awards-recap/

AJ Allmendinger to race in Rolex 24 at Daytona

https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/12/09/aj-allmendinger-to-race-in-rolex-24-at-daytona/

 4 articles, courtesy Amanda Vincent

(Thanks Amanda !!!!):

http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-terry-labonte-among-2018-nmpa-hal-of-fame-inductees/

NASCAR Cup: Terry Labonte among 2018 NMPA Hall of Fame inductees

http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-xfinity-latest-jack-ingram-injury-update/

NASCAR Xfinity: latest Jack Ingram injury update

http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-xfinity-and-truck-series-best-honored/

http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-truck-justin-bostons-father-convicted-for-scheme-to-fund-racing-career/

NASCAR Truck: Justin Boston's father convicted for scheme to fund racing career

NASCAR Xfinity and Truck: series best honored

Amanda Vincent

(12/9/17)

Courtesy NBC Sports

(http://www.nbcsports.com/nascar):

{Sad news}

Former Pocono Raceway marketing communications director dies after cancer battle

Ryan Yanoshak worked at Pocono Raceway for two years beginning in October 2015.

Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/) / Formula Drift (http://news.formulad.com/ ) news

Saw this on the Formula Drift 2018 Schedule : Round 4
June 1 – 2 – Wall Stadium Speedway – Wall Township, NJ

Courtesy NASCAR.com (https://www.nascar.com/):

Kyle Busch gets in on ugly sweater season, more tweets

https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/1717/tweets-you-might-have-missed-week-of-december-8#/0

Courtesy NBC Sports

(http://www.nbcsports.com/nascar):

Silly Season Scorecard: Holiday edition
While the holiday season is upon us, Silly Season never ends.

Courtesy The Stock Car Gazette (http://MotorSportsNews.Net  )

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NASCAR: Kyle Larson poised to contend for 2018 championship

Beyond the Flag

After being one of the championship favorites for much of the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series season, engine issues prevented Kyle Larson from even advancing to the Round of 8. Expect him to be a legitimate championship contender in 2018. Kyle Larson looked poised to be one of the drivers in the ...

https://beyondtheflag.com/2017/12/08/nascar-kyle-larson-poised-contend-2018-championship/

Casey Mears excited to go truckin' again ahead of SST debut

Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

As for plans beyond next weekend, Mears remains open to competitive opportunities. He has enjoyed the challenge of offering analysis with FOX Sports and hopes to return to the team next year. But he would still love to compete full-time whether with Gordon in the SST, rally cars or return to NASCAR.

https://www.motorsport.com/truck/news/nascar-casey-mears-stadium-super-trucks-987086/

Indy Car


Chip Ganassi: Danica Patrick Deal “Probably Not Going to Happen”

Frontstretch.com (blog)

It appears Danica Patrick won't race for Chip Ganassi Racing in the Daytona 500 or Indianapolis 500 next year. Talks have stalled between Ganassi and Patrick, according to Kickin' The Tires. During the NASCAR championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, team owner Chip Ganassi said ...

https://www.frontstretch.com/2017/12/08/chip-ganassi-danica-patrick-deal-probably-not-going-to-happen/

     C O L U M N S / C O M M E N T A R I E S

Motorsport: Man of many tracks with single passion

New Zealand Herald

Known as Smoke, Stewart has been a star of NASCAR, Indycars and speedway in a career spanning more than two decades at the top. "I definitely wasn't dragged into it," Stewart told the Herald. "My father had raced sports cars at an entry level just as a hobby, so I was passionate about racing from the 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11956313

Scott Speed enriched by family bonds, not profits, in Speed RC track business

http://jeffgluck.com/scott-speed-rc-track-mooresville/

Through the Eyes of NKP: 2017 NCWTS Champion Christopher Bell

http://www.popularspeed.com/through-the-eyes-of-nkp-2017-ncwts-champion-christopher-bell/

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Touring series champs honored

Dreams realized for drivers from across the globe at the NASCAR Home Tracks Awards  https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/12/08/nascar-banquet-awards-touring-weekly-series 

Courtesy Catchfence.com (http://www.catchfence.com/):

Drivers bringing the Holiday spirit to the pinnacle speedway in lights 

http://www.catchfence.com/267198/drivers-bringing-holiday-spirit-pinnacle-speedway-lights

Ryan Vargas named NASCAR’s 2017 Wendell Scott Trailblazer Award recipient for the second year in a row

http://www.catchfence.com/267194/ryan-vargas-named-nascars-2017-wendell-scott-trailblazer-award-recipient-second-year-row 

(12/8/17)

Courtesy NBC Sports

 (http://www.nbcsports.com/nascar):

William Byron’s rookie mindset: Race like you’re on borrowed time

The soon-to-be Cup rookie will approach 2018 as if "it's my last year."

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/12/08/william-byrons-rookie-mindset-race-like-youre-on-borrowed-time/

Talladega Superspeedway morphs into Talladega Supersnowway with rare snowstorm, Martinsville too

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/12/08/talladega-superspeedway-morphs-to-talladega-supersnowway-with-rare-snowstorm/

NASCAR Hall of Famer Jack Ingram continues to show progress in recovery from car wreck

Ingram's family hopes he'll be able to be moved from ICU to a regular room soon.

Courtesy ESPN.com

 (http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/):

At 20, and in the No. 24 car, William Byron (and the hype) is here

http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/21712322/nascar-no-pumping-breaks-potential-william-byron-no-24-car

{ Robert Boston update(s)}

Robert Boston found guilty of fraud and money laundering

http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/21711700/father-former-nascar-driver-justin-boston-robert-convicted-fraud-money-laundering

According to testimony in Robert Boston's trial, his computer recycling company Zloop spent more than $6 million on racing, including for his son Justin to race in ARCA and NASCAR. Venturini Motorsports sponsor reports indicated that the Zloop name alone earned about $3.8 million worth of television exposure in ARCA from 2013-14 -- Zloop appeared for 3 hours, 22 minutes during ARCA telecasts in 2013 – and more than $9 million when also including mentions of its website, the Zloop 150 ARCA race and other Zloop-related programs. Social media value was not included in those estimates.

Robert Boston was found guilty on felony counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, security fraud and money laundering as a 12-member jury determined he defrauded investors in his now-bankrupt company Zloop. Prosecutors alleged Boston spent money on non-business-related items and did not make the required disclosures of past bankruptcies and fraud complaints against him when pitching investors, who put approximately $33 million into the company. Boston's attorneys had argued that despite Boston's best intentions, the company was poorly run and the $6 million spent on his son, Justin, to race in ARCA and NASCAR was part of the marketing plan known to investors. A date for sentencing was not scheduled.

Courtesy Speed Sport News.com

 (https://speedsport.com/ ): 

Allison, Elder, Labonte, Parrott Receive NMPA Hall Honors

Dooling Hayward Teams Up With Richard Childress Racing

https://speedsport.com/sprints-midgets/usac/dooling-hayward-teams-richard-childress-racing/

 Kyle Larson Becomes Sole Owner Of Outlaws Team

https://speedsport.com/sprints-midgets/world-of-outlaws-sprint-cars/kyle-larson-sole-owner-outlaws-team/

Courtesy Amanda Vincent

 (Thanks Amanda !):

http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-richard-petty-motorsports-confirms-alliance-with-richard-childress-racing/

NASCAR Cup: Richard Petty Motorsports confirms alliance with Richard Childress Racing

Amanda Vincent

Courtesy NASCAR.com

 (https://www.nascar.com/):

No restrictions

Two wins, first playoff appearance highlight Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s season

https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/1676/ricky-stenhouse-jr.-2017-season-recap#/0

XFINITY titles part of Ricky's rise

https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/1709/ricky-stenhouse-jr.-through-the-years-#/0

Highlighting 'The King' through the years

https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/429/richard-the-king-petty-through-the-years#/0

Drivers of the No. 43 in NASCAR history  

https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/1128/drivers-of-the-no.-43-in-nascar-history#/0    

Where do Bubba and Bowman stack up in our early 2018 Power Rankings?    

https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/1664/power-rankings-2018-monster-energy-nascar-cup-series-season-lookahead#/0

Courtesy ESPN.com

(http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/): 

Robert Boston did not testify in his defense, and a 12-member jury will begin deliberations Friday after four days of testimony in federal court in Charlotte. Boston, who faces four charges for alleged fraud and money laundering, is accused by prosecutors of not accurately disclosing past financial history and using investor money to fund a lavish lifestyle and the racing career of son, Justin. Boston's attorneys argued that a poorly run business is not a crime, and there was no attempt by Boston to defraud investors of the computer recycling company Zloop.

Courtesy NBC Sports

(http://www.nbcsports.com/nascar):

Richard Petty Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing announce alliance

Richard Petty Motorsports also will switch to Chevrolet for the 2018 season

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/12/08/richard-petty-motorsports-richard-childress-racing-announce-alliance/

Courtesy The Stock Car Gazette (http://MotorSportsNews.Net  )

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Keselowski pushes for 'great,' not 'good'

Racer

The question recently posed to the Team Penske driver was about his outlook for 2018 after finishing fourth in this year's final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings. As one the Championship 4 contenders, Keselowski had a shot at a second premier series title, but ultimately felt he was the ...

http://www.racer.com/nascar/item/146179-keselowski-pushes-for-great-not-good

See Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s incredible 5-layer retirement cake

For The Win

But now that Junior is officially done behind the wheel of the No. 88 Chevrolet, the celebrations of his two decades in NASCAR are less about saying goodbye and more like retirement parties. Of course, those parties include cake, like this five-layer, outrageously cool one that ESPN reporter Marty Smith 

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/12/dale-earnhardt-jr-nascar-cup-series-88-retire-giant-cake-photo

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Urges Fans To Still Follow NASCAR When He's Retired

NESN.com

NASCAR has been hemorrhaging star drivers in recent years, with just three of the top-10 most popular drivers from 2014 expected to race full-time in 2018. The mass exodus is the result of an influx of young talent — most notably at Hendrick Motorsports, where Jimmie Johnson's three new teammates ...

https://nesn.com/2017/12/dale-earnhardt-jr-urges-fans-to-still-follow-nascar-when-hes-retired/

Timothy Peters reflects on his Truck Series career and time at Red Horse Racing

FOXSports.com

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins his 15th straight Most Popular Driver Award and the Bill France Award of Excellence. 6 days ago Dale Earnhardt Jr. to serve as Grand Marshal for the 2018 Daytona 500. 7 days ago Erik Jones becomes the first NASCAR driver to win Rookie of the Year in all three national ...

https://www.foxsports.com/nascar/video/1111801411675

Matt Crafton to make USAC Midget debut this month

Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Irving, the Director, Team & Support Services at Toyota Racing Development, has been instrumental in recruiting some of the top talent to enter the NASCAR ranks. The defection of Kyle Larson from Toyota, where he began racing with Kunz in 2011, put the manufacturer's farm system in overdrive

https://www.motorsport.com/nascar-truck/news/crafton-986907/

     C O L U M N S / C O M M E N T A R I E S

Nearly $1 million to benefit local charities through Speedway Children's Charities

WBTV

Other funds were raised through auctions including pre-race rides with NASCAR drivers at Charlotte Motor Speedway and unique NASCAR memorabilia. The Charlotte chapter of SCC is one of eight that are located at each of the Speedway Motorsports, Inc.(SMI) tracks. In 2016, the eight chapters raised ...

http://www.wbtv.com/story/37014757/nearly-1-million-to-benefit-local-charities-through-speedway-childrens-charities

Hughes duo savors Cup title

The High Point Enterprise

Odie Hughes (left) and his son Clayton pose with a championship banner. They helped Martin Truex Jr. capture the NASCAR Cup title this season. Greer Smith | HPE. THOMASVILLE – For the father-son duo of Odie and Clayton Hughes, the past few weeks have been some of their biggest in decades of ...

http://www.hpenews.com/sports/hughes-duo-savors-cup-title/article_509832d0-dbd1-11e7-a3c3-83e1e9492efc.html

NASCAR: Should the seasons start and end earlier?

Beyond the Flag

It is no secret the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is losing fans at an alarming rate. Each week, crowds seem to be getting smaller and smaller when the TV camera pans the bleachers. Could the start and end of the season be the cause for the loss in fans? There is a major conflict in the NASCAR ...

https://beyondtheflag.com/2017/12/07/nascar-seasons-start-end-earlier/

NASCAR stars rave about Red Bull GRC on iRacing

The Checkered Flag

A number of top NASCAR drivers have praised the officially-licensed Red Bull Global Rallycross expansion to iRacing that was released this week. Developed by a number of drivers in the series, including three-time champion Scott Speed, it adds both the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle, and ...

https://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2017/12/nascar-stars-rave-red-bull-grc-iracing/

 

TRACKING THE CHANGES: Cup Series Silly Season

http://www.popularspeed.com/tracking-the-changes-cup-series-silly-season/

NASCAR 2017 season review: Best driver, biggest storyline, best and worse races, unforgettable and surreal moments, and more

https://www.sbnation.com/nascar/2017/12/5/16738468/nascar-2017-season-review-best-driver-biggest-story-best-worse-races-unforgettable-surreal-moments

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(12/7/17)

Courtesy Amanda Vincent

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 http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-darrell-wallace-jr-has-familiar-spotter-for-2018/

NASCAR Cup: Darrell Wallace Jr. has familiar spotter for 2018

Amanda Vincent

Courtesy NBC Sports

 (http://www.nbcsports.com/nascar):  

New era officially begins at Hendrick Motorsports’ campus
The Hendrick Motorsports campus is looking a little different now

Courtesy Catchfence.com

 (http://www.catchfence.com/):  

Gateway Motorsports Park receives Outstanding Facility of the Year Award

http://www.catchfence.com/267175/gateway-motorsports-park-receives-outstanding-facility-year-award

 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller working on 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series team roster

 http://www.catchfence.com/267184/jd-motorsports-gary-keller-working-2018-nascar-xfinity-series-team-roster

Courtesy Speed Sport News.com

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Team Penske Announces Partnership With LTi Printing

Courtesy NBC Sports

 (http://www.nbcsports.com/nascar):

Report: Richard Petty Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing to align

Richard Petty confirms move to RCR campus.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/12/07/report-richard-petty-motorsports-richard-childress-racing-to-align/ 

Rheem to sponsor Christopher Bell, Ryan Preece in Xfinity Series
Rheem moves to Joe Gibbs Racing after three seasons as a sponsor for Richard Childress Racing.

Courtesy Speed Sport News.com ( https://speedsport.com/):

Newman & Clauson-Marshall To Field Sprint Car For Courtney

https://speedsport.com/sprints-midgets/usac/newman-clauson-marshall-field-sprint-car-courtney/

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http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-report-has-richard-petty-motorsports-in-chevrolet-camp-in-2018/

NASCAR Cup: report has Richard Petty Motorsports in Chevrolet camp in 2018

Amanda Vincent

Courtesy NBC Sports

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GMS Racing names Chad Norris as Spencer Gallagher’s crew chief in Xfinity Series
Chad Norris spent the last two seasons as crew chief for Brennan Poole at Chip Ganassi Racing.

Courtesy Catchfence.com

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Wendell Scott signs in the works http://www.catchfence.com/267171/wendell-scott-signs-works

Courtesy NASCAR.com

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Monster beginnings

Season-opening Daytona 500 win tops Kurt Busch's 2017 campaign 

 https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/1695/kurt-busch-2017-season-recap#/0

NASCAR, Whelen ink extension             

Early wins to '04 title: Kurt's rise

Courtesy Speed Sport News.com (https://speedsport.com/ ): 

 45 Events For USAC National Sprint Cars

{Bridgeport Speedway (http://www.bpspeedway.com/ ) has a June 18th race date on this schedule }

Courtesy The Stock Car Gazette (http://MotorSportsNews.Net  )

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When you don't know what to get for that NASCAR driver on your holiday gift list ...

Durham Herald Sun

Dale Earnhardt Jr (A parenting book): Earnhardt, unfortunately for his legions of loyal fans, ran his last race in November at Homestead, meaning now he's retired from NASCAR's Cup Series. The next great challenge for the 15-time winner of the sport's Most Popular Driver award? Being a dad

http://www.heraldsun.com/sports/nascar-auto-racing/article188462999.html

NASCAR Roundtable - Offseason rumblings

Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

In 2018 there will be new crop of fresh faces in NASCAR. Who do you think will break into Victory Lane first? Jim: While I think William Byron may be the most talented of the newcomers, I believe that Alex Bowman will be in the best position to come away with a victory before the others. Bowman has ...

https://www.motorsport.com/nascar-cup/news/nascar-roundtable-silly-season-2018-986277/

NASCAR dreams keep Dripping Springs driver on the right track

Hays Free Press

Over the past month, Currey, 21, has competed in three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events, which included a 10th place finish at Phoenix International Speedway on Nov. 10. For Currey, the ability to compete in a series that has been known as a stepping stone for many of today's NASCAR ...

https://haysfreepress.com/2017/12/06/nascar-dreams-keep-dripping-springs-driver-on-the-right-track/

2017 Team Reviews: Richard Petty Motorsports

Yahoo Sports

10 car in place of Danica Patrick, who will be done with NASCAR following the 2018 Daytona 500. Almirola also missed seven races in 2017 because of a fractured vertebra suffered in a violent collision at Kansas in May. Coincidentally, his car smashed into Patrick's during that wreck. He was replaced ...

https://sports.yahoo.com/2017-team-reviews-richard-petty-motorsports-190705123.html

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Broadcasting& Cable

Although it's been the NFL that's recently prompted headlines in regard to TV ratings — specifically, their decline — other eyes are on the broadcast performance of another American sports obsession: NASCAR. President Donald Trump has suggested that TV viewers are turning away from NFL games ...

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/programming/nfl-ratings-are-down-and-trump-blames-player-protests-what-about-nascar/170457

Speedway Children's Charities' Record Grant Distribution

Speedway Digest (press release) (blog)

... Automotive Speedway Children's Charities Gala presented by The NRA Teach Freedom Foundation in May and the SCC Golf Tournament in June. Other funds were raised through auctions including pre-race rides with NASCAR drivers at Charlotte Motor Speedway and unique NASCAR memorabilia.

https://speedwaydigest.com/index.php/news/speedway-news/41475-speedway-children-s-charities-record-grant-distribution

Heats, Not Stages, Might Be An Even Better Way To Get NASCAR Cooking Again

Forbes

NASCAR has reportedly considered it already and has done a form of it over the years with the 125-mile twin qualifying races at Daytona: heat racing. It certainly would be worth a try. Again, each event would be split into three races. In the case of Daytona, there would be a 125-mile heat for 20 cars, 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davecaldwell/2017/12/06/heats-not-stages-might-be-an-even-better-way-to-get-nascar-cooking-again/#286d714c40e9

Eureka Launches FloorRover Vacuum, NASCAR Sponsorship

HomeWorld Business (press release) (blog)

“We are thrilled to partner with racing legend David Starr in our first NASCAR sponsorship,” said Ting Ting Cheng, vp/Midea America. “This partnership will give fans an exciting chance to meet David and it is also the perfect opportunity for us to introduce the Eureka FloorRover, our most powerful ...

https://www.homeworldbusiness.com/eureka-launches-vacuum-nascar-sponsorship/

The SVG Podcast: Tim Clark, Managing Director, NASCAR Digital Media

Sports Video Group

It was a very interesting year for the most popular auto racing association in the country, NASCAR. Perhaps most notably, the bringing in-house of digital advertising sales and operations really shook things up. In addition, NASCAR continued to push the envelope with live social media and VR/360.

https://www.sportsvideo.org/2017/12/06/the-svg-podcast-tim-clark-managing-director-nascar-digital-media/

NHMS hires former crew chief as new VP of operations, development

Concord Monitor

00 team, leading Cole Custer to his first Xfinity Series win in the championship race on Nov. 18 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Goslant was 18 when he took his first job as a crew chief in the American-Canadian Tour. He moved up to the K&N Pro and Xfinity series in 2008. Goslant won 12 races in ...

http://www.concordmonitor.com/New-Hampshire-Motor-Speedway-Matt-Goslant-14164102

Offbeat NASCAR Awards and Superlatives podcast with Brant James

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Ken Schrader, Carl Edwards to be inducted in Ozark Area Racers Foundation Hall of Fame

This will be the 31st induction class for the Hall of Fame, which inducted Mark Martin and Forrest Lucas among others last year.

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Whirlwind month humbles William Byron, prepares him for next challenge at Hendrick

https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/12/06/william-byron-prepares-for-next-challenge-hendrick-motorsports/ 

 @nascarcasm: 17 things we learned in 2017

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Ben Rhodes 2017 Season Recap
https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/1698/ben-rhodes-2017-season-recap#/0

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Janet Guthrie Headlines 2018 SCCA HoF Class

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New Egypt Speedway Gearing Up For Solid 2018 Season

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Euro Series champ Alon Day to join other winners in NASCAR Night of Champions
Day hopes to race in the U.S. in 2018 in the Cup Series. If not, he's open to racing in Xfinity or Trucks, as well.

NASCAR Hall of Famer Jack Ingram continues recovery from serious injuries in car accident

Jack Ingram suffered several injuries, including five broken ribs and a punctured lung, in a Sunday car accident in Asheville, North Carolina.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/12/06/nascar-hall-of-famer-jack-ingram-continues-recovery-from-serious-injuries-in-car-accident/

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Watkins Glen Announces Organizational Changes

Atlas Copco Extends Pact With Stewart-Haas Racing

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Date set for the 2018 ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway

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Chase Elliott, Alex Bowman leading candidates for 2018 Most Popular Driver

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Brick-by-brick

Recap every step of Kasey Kahne's 2017 season, highlighted by landmark Brickyard win

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Kahne readies for new chapter

Take a trip through Kahne's career

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 Martin Truex Jr.: The people's champion

Ironcountytoday

When NASCAR's Most Popular Driver – for the last 15 years – met Martin Truex Jr. for the first time, the connection and friendship made was instant and far-reaching. Not only was the love of racing there from the start, but it led to a moment that was 13 years in the making. Thanks to an eight-win season ...

http://ironcountytoday.com/sports/martin-truex-jr-peoples-champion/

NASCAR: Denny Hamlin's most recent comments about Chase Elliott scream ignorance yet again

Beyond the Flag

Denny Hamlin's recent comments about how he and Chase Elliott will race each other in the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season proved his ignorance ...

https://beyondtheflag.com/2017/12/05/nascar-denny-hamlins-recent-comments-chase-elliott-scream-ignorance/

Talking Shop With Truex Jr., Kenseth, Busch, and Other Drivers at NASCAR Champion's Week

The Drive

With the conclusion of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season a few weeks ago, NASCAR headed to Las Vegas to celebrate the season that was. Known as Champion's Week, NASCAR set up shop in Las Vegas for a week of memorable moments including autograph sessions, driver ...

http://www.thedrive.com/start-finish/16676/talking-shop-with-truex-jr-kenseth-busch-and-other-drivers-at-nascar-champions-week

Where Will Dale Earnhardt Jr Fans Go Now?

All Left Turns

Dale Earnhardt Jr has hung up his helmet and will trade it for a microphone. NASCAR's most popular driver will no longer grace the cockpit of the 88 car. Junior Nation is huge within NASCAR circles. Where will those legions of fans turn? One has to wonder how many of those fans got into NASCAR ...

http://www.allleftturns.com/will-dale-earnhardt-jr-fans-go-now/

Polls drive up interest, but are not all that accurate

Lakewood Sentinel

However, I discovered just how popular NASCAR racing is. Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing have made the sport even more prevalent in Denver, Colorado this season. Truex, driver of Furniture Row's No. 78 Toyota, was in town Nov. 27 along with the NASCAR Monster Energy championship 

http://lakewoodsentinel.com/stories/polls-drive-up-interest-but-are-not-all-that-accurate,256818

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Mack Trucks partners with speed shop founded by Richard Petty

Allentown Morning Call

Mack on Tuesday announced it has inked a partnership agreement with Petty's Garage, the high-performance speed shop founded in 2008 by Richard Petty, who notched a record 200 victories during his NASCAR career and is known in racing circles as The King. The agreement names Mack the ...

http://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-mack-trucks-partners-with-richard-petty-garage-20171205-story.html

Hallman: Thoughts with the NASCAR season complete

Richmond.com

What happened thereafter turned Johnson's 2017 into what might be the worst three-win season in NASCAR history. In the next 23 races, ... At the NASCAR awards banquet last week, he presented Martin Truex Jr. with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship ring. I use the word ...

http://www.richmond.com/sports/auto-racing/hallman-thoughts-with-the-nascar-season-complete/article_050e0672-74c0-50dc-92ce-cdff9bcdd2eb.html

MAHLE Hosts Richard Petty at the 2017 PRI Trade Show

Speedway Digest (press release) (blog)

Petty, a.k.a. “The King,” is a former NASCAR champion who raced during the era of Strictly Stock/Grand National and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. With over 200 race wins in his career, he is statistically still the most accomplished NASCAR driver to date with 127 pole wins and over 700 top ten ...

https://speedwaydigest.com/index.php/news/racing-news/41467-mahle-hosts-richard-petty-at-the-2017-pri-trade-show

Daughter of NASCAR Hall of Famer Jack Ingram is 'cautiously optimistic' days after wreck

WLOS

NASCAR Hall of Famer Jack Ingram remains in intensive care after an auto crash Sunday morning in West Asheville. Ingrid Jones said it's a frightening and fluid health crisis. Ingram is on a breathing apparatus in the hospital. His daughter Ingrid is posting health updates on the Caring Bridge website for

 http://wlos.com/news/local/daughter-of-nascar-hall-of-famer-jack-ingram-is-cautiously-optimistic-days-after-wreck


CRANDALL: NASCAR's winter to-do list

Racer

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France expressed in his season-ending press conference at Homestead-Miami Speedway that numbers were up ...

http://www.racer.com/more/viewpoints/item/146110-crandall-nascar-s-winter-to-do-list

NASCAR 2017 season review: Best driver, biggest storyline, best and worse races, unforgettable ...

SB Nation

Although Kyle Busch had the faster car, Truex masterfully held him off by adjusting his line and not overdriving in a situation where one bobble would've cost him the title. A gritty effort emblematic of the resolve Truex has exhibited fighting through a host of adversity before finally reaching NASCAR's ...

https://www.sbnation.com/nascar/2017/12/5/16738468/nascar-2017-season-review-best-driver-biggest-story-best-worse-races-unforgettable-surreal-moments

NASCAR Top 10 Storylines 2017: Tumbling NASCAR TV Ratings

Frontstretch.com (blog)

One of the NASCAR stories that attracted a lot of attention in 2017, which seems kind of ironic, is NASCAR TV ratings and viewership numbers. In particular, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series declined sharply this season. Some races dropped by as much as 20 percent while just a handful of ...

https://www.frontstretch.com/2017/12/05/nascar-top-10-storylines-2017-tumbling-nascar-tv-ratings/

WAID’S WORLD: Like It Or Not, The Championship Format Changed – And Might Again

http://www.popularspeed.com/waids-world-like-it-or-not-the-championship-format-changed-and-might-again/

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 Back to boot camp

Johnson's spending the offseason getting more competitive in the new Camaro

https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/12/05/jimmie-johnson-changing-up-this-years-offseason-plans/

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NASCAR Xfinity, Camping World Truck banquet Saturday evening

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  NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West to race together at Gateway and Iowa in 2018

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West will race together twice in 2018, at Gateway Motorsports Park and Iowa Speedway.

USAC’s national quarter midget series added to Daytona Speedweeks schedule
The USAC .25 quarter midget series will race at Daytona International Speedway for the first time in 2018.

Wood Brothers Racing co-owner Eddie Wood undergoes successful heart procedure
Eddie Wood plans on being back at Daytona for Speedweeks in February after undergoing open heart surgery

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NASCAR Xfinity: Jack Ingram injured in auto accident

Amanda Vincent

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Tony Stewart Confirms Rumble Return

https://speedsport.com/sprints-midgets/other-midgets/tony-stewart-confirms-rumble-return/

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Indy honors Tony Stewart with lights; more holiday tracks

https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/1697/2017-tracks-decked-out-for-the-holidays#/0

Driver on the rise: A look back at Cole Custer's season

https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/1681/cole-custer-2017-season-recap#/0

 Trevor Bayne excited about black No. 6 paint scheme for 2018    

    More: See all the announced new looks for 2018


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     Richmond Raceway reimagined construction milestone with new pedestrian tunnel installation

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    Will new pit stop rules even the field, make it safer and lower costs?

    ESPN

    Busch said his truck team shouldn't be impacted by that, either, and Furniture Row Racing general manager Joe Garone didn't think it would be a big deal for the defending Cup champions. Harvick concurred, expecting little to no impact on Stewart-Haas Racing. It's the pit stop that will be the focus of the ...

    http://www.espn.com.au/racing/nascar/story/_/id/21666913/nascar-new-pit-stop-rules-even-field

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     How Much Star Power Has NASCAR Lost? This List Shockingly Sums It Up

    NESN.com

    As difficult as it is for people to agree on anything these days, can we at least all agree that 2014 wasn't all that long ago? Well, it might as well have been a lifetime ago for NASCAR. Racing journalist Jeff Gluck compiled the top 10 racers on every ballot for NASCAR's Most Popular Driver award since ...

    https://nesn.com/2017/12/how-much-star-power-has-nascar-lost-this-list-shockingly-sums-it-up/

    Fantasy NASCAR Driver Preview: William Byron

    Scout

    William Byron has been on the fast track, pun intended, to NASCAR success the last couple of years, and he finds himself heading into the 2018 season as the driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports machine in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. After winning seven races as a rookie in the ...

    https://scout.com/fantasy/Article/Fantasy-NASCAR-Driver-Preview-William-Byron-111706046

    BK Racing Looks To Stay In NASCAR Cup Series With Marlowe Selling 10% Stake

    SportsBusiness Daily

    BK Racing investor Anthony Marlowe on Friday announced that he had sold his 10% stake in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team to South ...

    https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2017/12/04/Finance/BK-Racing.aspx

    Will new Chevy Camaro make Kyle Larson the 2018 Cup Series favorite?

    FanSided

    ... other brands or bad luck — or some combination of the three — 2017 wasn't the best year for Chevy in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

    https://fansided.com/2017/12/04/will-new-chevrolet-camaro-make-kyle-larson-2018-nascar-cup-series-favorite/

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    CRANDALL: NASCAR's winter to-do list

    Racer

    NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France expressed in his season-ending press conference at Homestead-Miami Speedway that numbers were up ...

    http://www.racer.com/more/viewpoints/item/146110-crandall-nascar-s-winter-to-do-list

    Canterbury coach sings praises of England import Ben Stokes: 'He's been fantastic'

    TVNZ

    'He just has nerves of steel' – US motorsport legend backs Scott Dixon if he ever considered switch to NASCAR. 6:49pm. share. Source: 1 NEWS. Kiwi IndyCar driver Scott Dixon would have no trouble switching to racing in NASCAR, motorsport legend Tony Stewart says.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/cricket/canterbury-coach-sings-praises-england-import-ben-stokes-hes-been-fantastic

    'He just has nerves of steel' – US motorsport legend backs Scott Dixon if he ever considered switch ...

    TVNZ

    'He just has nerves of steel' – US motorsport legend backs Scott Dixon if he ever considered switch to NASCAR. now. share. Source: 1 NEWS. Kiwi IndyCar driver Scott Dixon would have no trouble switching to racing in NASCAR, motorsport legend Tony Stewart says.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/motorsport/he-just-has-nerves-steel-us-motorsport-legend-backs-scott-dixon-if-ever-considered-switch-nascar

    Tony Stewart to make New Zealand Sprint Car debut this week

    Autoweek

    Stewart retired from full-time NASCAR competition following the 2016 Cup Series season. In his full-time return to sprint car racing, Stewart did not post the results he wanted too and hopes his long awaited trip to the Kiwi State proves to be fruitful. "I got back in a sprint car after two and a half years and 

    http://autoweek.com/article/nascar/tony-stewart-make-new-zealand-sprint-car-debut-week

    Balooshi chasing Dakar Rally glory

    Khaleej Times

    Mohammed Balooshi, the most successful Arab motocross rider in the history of the sport in the GCC, will vie for glory in Dakar Rally, a press release said. The Dakar Rally will be staged in three South American countries - Peru, Bolivia and Argentina - from January 6 to January 20 in 2018. The Emirati ...

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    Will it be the pits? New rules may change the game

    Pit stops are going to be different next season. How different? One fewer crew member over the wall, a spec pit gun for changing tires issued by NASCAR and a serious trial and error period for starters. So what do drivers and crew chiefs think?

    http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/21666913/nascar-new-pit-stop-rules-even-field

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    Newman's resolution

    The 'Rocket Man' returns to Victory Lane in 2017 but wants more at RCR in '18

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/12/04/ryan-newman-big-goals-2018-richard-childress-racing/

    On The Move: Changes for 2018

    Jack Ingram injured in car accident

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    RCR names Andy Petree vice president of competition, Dr. Eric Warren chief technology officer

    Andy Petree rejoined Richard Childress Racing in October as a competition advisor.

    Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric receive first win trucks as parting gift from Brad Keselowski Racing

    Brad Keselowski gave the gifts to Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric and got a surprise of his own.

    Jeff Gordon’s son gets first taste of racing in quarter midget
    Jeff Gordon's 7-year-old son drove a quarter midget over the weekend

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    Photo Of Kyle Busch Dressed As Christmas Elf Is NASCAR Fan's Worst Nightmare
    NESN.com
    Kyle Busch is known as much for his off-track temper tantrums as he is for his on-track excellence. That's why seeing him dressed up as some cheerful, Santa-worshiping Christmas elf is so jarring. Take a look at this M&M's plugging- photo Busch tweeted Friday: ...
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    NASCAR looks to free up space on cars
    SportsBusiness Daily
    NASCAR will roll out a revamped contingency sponsor program next year in its premier series, according to sources, a move that will give teams new inventory on the car to sell and an opportunity to boost revenue. The move will mark the most significant overhaul of the contingency progra... This is a ...
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     NASCAR: Brian France's behavior proves what many fans don't want to hear
    Beyond the Flag
    Brian France's behavior at the NASCAR Champions Banquet proves one key idea that many fans of the sport don't want to hear. NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France stole the show Thursday night in the NASCAR Champions Banquet when he handed 2017 Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr.
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      Brian France Shades Martin Truex Jr. At NASCAR Awards Banquet
    FloRacing
    There is an old adage in racing, that cheering isn't allowed in the media center. Apparently the same thing needs to become true about the executive offices of NASCAR. At the NASCAR awards banquet, Brian France brusquely handed the Championship ring to Martin Truex Jr. and without a second ...
    https://www.floracing.com/…/6051963-brian-france-shades-mar…


     Truex Jr. thrilled to carry on the legacy of The Champion's Journal
    Motorsport.com, Edition: Global


     After Jimmie Johnson's won his fifth NASCAR title in 2010, he searched for a meaningful way to record his legacy and those of the champions who would follow him. Johnson conferred with NASCAR vice chairman Mike Helton and decided on The Champion's Journal. And so in 2011, at the end of ...
    https://www.motorsport.com/…/nascar-jimmie-johnson-truex-c…/


     How good was Martin Truex Jr. this season?
    Racer
    For Martin Truex Jr. and his Furniture Row Racing team, this week's awards show celebration was a well-deserved honor for a driver and team that were the class of the field all year long. Scrounging through the year-end statistical update book reaffirms how good Truex was. Not only did he lead the ...
    http://www.racer.com/…/146086-how-good-was-martin-truex-jr-…

    Kyle Larson explains how Tony Stewart taught his 2-year-old a curse word
    For The Win
    Tony Stewart isn't exactly known in the NASCAR world for always being on his best behavior – part of the reason why people were shocked when he recently got engaged. But apparently his antics aren't limited to just the drivers. As Kyle Larson explained during NASCAR's Champion's Week in Las
    http://ftw.usatoday.com/…/tony-stewart-kyle-larson-nascar-c…

    In retirement, Dale Earnhardt Jr. anticipated to provide again in some ways
    Kaplan Herald
    Drivers speak to USA TODAY Sports about Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s legacy in NASCAR. USA TODAY Sports. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was saluted by family, friends and fans during Tuesday night's Appreci88ion: An Evening With Dale Earnhardt Jr., in Las Vegas.(Photo: Jonathan Ferrey, Getty Images).
    https://kaplanherald.com/…/in-retirement-dale-earnhardt-jr…/

    Keselowski interested in future Cup ownership
    ESPN
    ... Barney Visser, who owns Furniture Row Racing, is in his mid-60s. Gene Haas, the principal owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, turned 65 last month.
    http://www.espn.com/…/keselowski-interested-future-cup-owne…

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    Starrett To Feature Talladega Race Winning Roush Yates Engine At PRI Trade Show 2017
    Quality Magazine
    Roush Yates, a Starrett partner, uses Starrett precision tools and metrology equipment to ensure the highest levels of accuracy and repeatability when building their high performance engines. Starrett and Roush Yates are also offering booth visitors a chance to win a Nascar Racing Experience, or suite ...
    https://www.qualitymag.com/…/94406-starrett-to-feature-tall…


     Executive Transactions
    SportsBusiness Daily
    NASCAR Managing Dir of Team Marketing Services CHRIS TRAEGER has left the sanctioning body for an unidentified new opportunity, according to sources. Traeger joined NASCAR in mid '15 after a decade at Bank of America and a prior stint as general counsel of Octagon. He worked in the... This is ...
    https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/…/People-and…/Execs.aspx

    NASCAR Legend Kyle Petty is Bravo's Biggest (and Most Unexpected) Fan
    Bravo (blog)
    1 fan, let us introduce you to Kyle Petty, NBC sports analyst and retired NASCAR legend. He may beat you to the finish line for that number one title on the racetrack — and when it comes to knowing just about everything when it comes to The Real Housewives. The Daily Dish podcast spoke with Petty ...
    http://www.bravotv.com/…/nascar-legend-kyle-petty-loves-bra…



    Kickin' it with Kiz: Eli Manning? No way. But how about Kirk Cousins or Sam Darnold as Broncos ...
    The Denver Post
    Kiz, in your rankings of Denver sports teams, shouldn't the Furniture Row Racing team have been ranked No. 1? They deserve it. If only our other major-league sports teams performed at such a high level for the whole season, and were at their best when it counted most, as Martin Truex, Jr. was.
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    Kyle Busch won his second Snowball Derby after leading the final 17 laps of the race at Five Flags Speedway.

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    Kyle Busch wins Snowball Derby

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/12/03/news-media20171203kyle-busch-wins-2017-snowball-derby/

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    Kyle Busch Stars In 50th Snowball Derby

    https://speedsport.com/stock-cars/other-stock-cars/kyle-busch-wins-50th-snowball-derby/

    Courtesy NBC Sports

     (http://www.nbcsports.com/nascar):

    Kyle Busch dominated 2017 Cup pole winners with career-best total

    Kyle Busch claimed eight Cup Series poles as Joe Gibbs Racing led all teams with 12.

    Courtesy NASCAR.com

    (https://www.nascar.com/): 

     Happy birthday, Bobby Allison

    https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/804/happy-birthday-bobby-allison#/0

    Courtesy Speed Sport News.com

    Kidd Bests Bright In East Coast Dirt Nationals

    Courtesy NBC Sports

     (http://www.nbcsports.com/nascar):

    Will Canada honor Cole Pearn like it does its NHL players? And would he bring the NASCAR Cup?

    When will Canada honor Cole Pearn for being the first Canadian-born NASCAR Cup championship crew chief?  

     Who will succeed Dale Earnhardt Jr. as NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver?

    Who will be NASCAR's most popular driver in 2018?

    http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/12/02/who-will-succeed-dale-earnhardt-jr-as-nascars-most-popular-driver/

    PREVIEW: Kyle Busch to start 15th in Sunday’s 50th Snowball Derby
    37 cars will take the green in Sunday's 50th anniversary running of the Snowball Derby at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla.

     2 articles, courtesy Amanda Vincent

     (Thanks Amanda !!):

    http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-jimmie-johnson-reveals-championship-tradition/

    NASCAR Cup: Jimmie Johnson reveals championship tradition

    http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-bk-racing-gets-new-minority-owner/

    NASCAR Cup: BK Racing gets new minority owner

    Amanda Vincent


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     Older News

    (12/2/17)

    Courtesy NASCAR.com

    (https://www.nascar.com/):

    Truex, Dale: Bond forged in speed

    Dale Jr. gets Truex Jr. emotional

    Courtesy Speed Sport News.com

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


    Courtesy NASCAR.com (https://www.nascar.com/):

     'Thank you for making me a champ'
    Martin Truex Jr. praises crew chief Cole Pearn; see the best Awards Show quotes


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


    20th Annual Fall Swap Meet & Flea Market7:30 AM

    FREE 


    This Info. is from Doug  McGill :

    THIS SATURDAY ... ALL WELCOME !!!

    BASICALLY ANYTHING THAT HAULS ASS WELCOME !!!

    Race Car  / Automotive Swap Meet

    Saturday December 2

    New Egypt Speedway

    15.00 to sell - We DO NOT charge extra for trailers and big rigs .

    Free for buyers / browsers

    Gates open at 7:30

    MUST BE RACING  / AUTOMOTIVE RELATED TO SELL

    Anyone can sell here Racers , Fans in the stands , dealers , part suppliers , NEW & USED welcome.

    Dirt - Asphalt - Drag - Street Rod and anything else that hauls ass and the parts / tools to fix them.

    Heavy rain date Sunday December 3

    *** We will have a jug at the main gate for donations towards the Matheny School Christmas Party ***

    All Welcome - take advantage of the last Racing Swap Meet of 2017

    Any questions Earl 732-681-3776 or Doug at cdr30@optonline.net

    We hope you can make it ... We simply want to pack the joint !!!


                                 AND !

    EARL M. WILL BE HAVING HIS END OF THE YEAR 10.00 ACTION 1:24 DIECAST BLOWOUT SALE AT THE NEW EGYPT SWAP MEET THIS SATURDAY

    ABSOLUTELY FREE ADMISSION TO COME OUT AND LOOK AROUND 

    15.00 TO SELL IF YOU HAVE RACING OR AUTOMOTIVE STUFF TO SELL

    THE SWAP MEET USUALLY GOES UNTIL 12:00 - 1:00 SO GET THERE EARLY !

    GREAT STOCKING STUFFERS OR CHRISTMAS GIFTS

    HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT

    *** JOHNNY, DEBBIE & CRYSTAL "O" WILL BE SELLING THEIR KICK ASS BREAKFAST SANDWICHES ***

    (12/1/17)

    Courtesy NBC Sports

     (http://www.nbcsports.com/nascar ): 

    Investment group purchases minority ownership share of BK Racing
    BK Racing gets a new investor which purchases an existing minority share of the team.

    Courtesy ESPN.com

    (http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/):

    With inspiration from girlfriend Sherry Pollex, Martin Truex Jr. realizes dream

    Martin Truex Jr. and girlfriend Sherry Pollex basked in the glow of Truex's title at Thursday night's awards ceremony. Monday, it's back for a round of chemotherapy for Pollex as she fights ovarian cancer. That is part of what makes them so compelling.

    http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/21633368/nascar-awards-put-focus-sport-dynamic-duo-martin-truex-jr-sherry-pollex


    Courtesy NASCAR.com

    (https://www.nascar.com/ ):

    'Sorry Kyle'

    Truex Jr. ribs runner-up Kyle Busch in speech; see best quotes from Awards show

    https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/1693/best-quotes-from-the-monster-energy-series-awards#/0

    Pearn's unique souvenir T-shirt

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/30/cole-pearn-picks-up-unique-souvenir-t-shirt-in-las-vegas/

    Drivers joke about in-car audio

    https://www.nascar.com/video/franchise/all-videos/elliott-kesenth-and-other-drivers-play-in-car-audio-quiz/

    Courtesy Speed Sport News.com (https://speedsport.com/ ): 

    PPG Expands Sponsorship Of Team Penske

    https://speedsport.com/nascar/monster-nascar-cup/ppg-expands-sponsorship-team-penske/

    Courtesy Speed 51.com (http://speed51.com/):                                           

    Sauter Crashes Hard in First Snowball Derby Practice

    Saturday, December 2nd, @ New Egypt Speedway (http://newegyptspeedway.net/ ):

    20th Annual Fall Swap Meet & Flea Market7:30 AM

    FREE 


    This Info. is from Doug  McGill :

    THIS SATURDAY ... ALL WELCOME !!!

    BASICALLY ANYTHING THAT HAULS ASS WELCOME !!!

    Race Car  / Automotive Swap Meet

    Saturday December 2

    New Egypt Speedway

    15.00 to sell - We DO NOT charge extra for trailers and big rigs .

    Free for buyers / browsers

    Gates open at 7:30

    MUST BE RACING  / AUTOMOTIVE RELATED TO SELL

    Anyone can sell here Racers , Fans in the stands , dealers , part suppliers , NEW & USED welcome.

    Dirt - Asphalt - Drag - Street Rod and anything else that hauls ass and the parts / tools to fix them.

    Heavy rain date Sunday December 3

    *** We will have a jug at the main gate for donations towards the Matheny School Christmas Party ***

    All Welcome - take advantage of the last Racing Swap Meet of 2017

    Any questions Earl 732-681-3776 or Doug at cdr30@optonline.net

    We hope you can make it ... We simply want to pack the joint !!!


                                 AND !

    EARL M. WILL BE HAVING HIS END OF THE YEAR 10.00 ACTION 1:24 DIECAST BLOWOUT SALE AT THE NEW EGYPT SWAP MEET THIS SATURDAY

    ABSOLUTELY FREE ADMISSION TO COME OUT AND LOOK AROUND 

    15.00 TO SELL IF YOU HAVE RACING OR AUTOMOTIVE STUFF TO SELL

    THE SWAP MEET USUALLY GOES UNTIL 12:00 - 1:00 SO GET THERE EARLY !

    GREAT STOCKING STUFFERS OR CHRISTMAS GIFTS

    HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT

    *** JOHNNY, DEBBIE & CRYSTAL "O" WILL BE SELLING THEIR KICK ASS BREAKFAST SANDWICHES ***

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

    NASCAR's young drivers have big shoes to fill

    Courtesy NBC Sports

     (http://www.nbcsports.com/nascar):

     NASCAR turns page to 2018

    A new season will continue the sport's transition of younger drivers joining the circuit while fan favorites step aside.

    http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/12/01/with-las-vegas-parties-over-nascar-turns-the-page-to-2018/

    Dover International Speedway suffered no apparent damage from Thursday’s earthquake

    The epicenter of the quake was about 13 miles north of Dover International Speedway.

    Keselowski: 'I want to be where Martin's at'
    Brad Keselowski cracks jokes on stage at the 2017 NASCAR Awards and praises champion Martin Truex Jr.

    Truex Jr. to Pollex: You are the real champion
    Martin Truex Jr. thanks longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex for her support in his championship season, "Winning is a great feeling, but spending life with you is the real victory."

    Harvick thanks team consistency in Ford overhaul
    Kevin Harvick applauds his team for their consistency in the 2017 season after having just 75 days to turn over everything to Ford.

    Has Busch converted Jr. Nation to Rowdy Nation?
    Second-place finisher Kyle Busch congratulates Martin Truex Jr., applauds the dominance of Toyota and says goodbye to Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth.

    Courtesy Amanda Vincent

    (Thanks Amanda !):

    http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-martin-truex-jr-honored-for-championship-season/

    NASCAR Cup: Martin Truex Jr. honored for championship season

    Amanda Vincent

    Courtesy Catchfence.com

     (http://www.catchfence.com/):

    NASCAR Hall of Fame lights up with high-octane holiday entertainment

    http://www.catchfence.com/267093/nascar-hall-fame-lights-high-octane-holiday-entertainment

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

    2017 NASCAR Awards Ceremony

    Courtesy ESPN.com

    (http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/):

    Earnhardt earns Most Popular Driver award

    For the 15th consecutive year, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was named the National Motorsports Press Association Most Popular Driver by receiving the most votes from fans who voted online over the final 10 weeks of the season.

    http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/21624263/dale-earnhardt-jr-named-national-motorsports-press-association-most-popular-driver-15th-consecutive-year

    Courtesy The Stock Car Gazette

     (http://MotorSportsNews.Net )

     (Thanks Heather !):

    Google Alerts 

    NASCAR champs honored during Las Vegas award show

    FOX5 Las Vegas

    Thursday night racers traded in the speedway for a ballroom, fire suits for tuxedos and steering wheels for speeches for the 9th annual NASCAR Awards show held in Las Vegas. “It's been unbelievable honestly I don't know if it is 100 percent soaked in really, just what it means to my career, for our team ...

    http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/36968868/nascar-champs-honored-during-las-vegas-award-show

    Martin Truex Jr.'s championship speech at the NASCAR Cup Series Awards

    FOXSports.com

    Martin Truex Jr. thanks his team, girlfriend Sherry Pollex, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. as he makes his championship speech at the NASCAR Monster ...

    https://www.foxsports.com/nascar/video/1107351619840

    Kyle Busch jokingly praises Dale Jr. for helping him convert 'Junior Nation'

    Nascar

    Kyle Busch shows his appreciation and respect for the impacts both Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth made on the sport. 11/30/2017 ...

    https://www.nascar.com/video/franchise/all-videos/kyle-busch-jokingly-praises-dale-jr-for-helping-him-convert-junior-nation/

    Martin Truex Jr.'s team starts '78' chant in Vegas

    Nascar

    Martin Truex Jr.'s Furniture Row Racing team showed up to support the champion on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, starting up a '78' chant. 11/30/2017. All Videos. Martin Truex Jr.'s team starts '78' chant ... Martin Truex Jr.'s Furniture Row Racing team showed up to support the champion on ...

    https://www.nascar.com/video/franchise/gcoe-podcast/martin-truex-jr-78-chant-las-vegas-furniture-row-racing-team/


    Press Releases

    TICKETS FOR ELDORA’S MARQUEE EVENTS ON SALE TO PUBLIC THIS SATURDAY

    Christmas Delivery Assured for Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, NASCAR Trucks & World 100 Orders

     

    ROSSBURG, Ohio (November 30, 2017) – Tickets and campsites for Eldora Speedway’s 2018 Marquee Events will go on public sale Saturday morning, December 2nd at 10:00 a.m.  All Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and World 100 ticket orders can be placed online at www.EldoraSpeedway.com, by phone at (937) 338-3815 or in person at the speedway office.

     

    “Our team is ready to go with every phone staffed, an upgraded phone system and an expanded hold cue,” said Tess Clark, ticket manager and the granddaughter of Eldora founders Earl and Berniece Baltes. “Even though online ticketing is extremely popular, so many of our fans know us personally and want to call in so we will have a full staff of agents in-house and ready to answer the box office hotline of (937) 338-3815.”

     

    The ticketing portion of www.EldoraSpeedway.com is capable of handling thousands of orders simultaneously, processing orders 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.

    A full bank of ticket agents capable of handling 50 callers at a time, plus walk-in orders, will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday for phone orders at (937) 338-3815.

     

    “This was our most successful renewal season ever, and the add and exchange upgrades were the largest we’ve had since we started them, so our staff has been very busy since the season ended,” concluded Clark. “A lot of people are getting Eldora tickets for Christmas!”

     

    The 2018 event ticket design features an aerial view of the facility and sapphire blue augments celebrating Eldora’s 65th season.

     

    Tickets and campsites ordered by noon on Friday, December 15 will be mailed in time for Christmas delivery.

     

    About Eldora Speedway:

    Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader and dance promoter Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC driving champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Eldora will celebrate its 65th consecutive season of racing in 2018 featuring the biggest events in short-track racing, including: the 24th running of the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend on June 7th-8th-9th; the 35th annual $50,000-to-win Kings Royal Weekend on July 12th-13th-14th; the sixth annual Eldora Dirt Derby, the only NASCAR race on dirt, Wednesday, July 18th; the 48thannual World 100 Weekend on September 6th-7th-8th; and the historic 4-Crown Nationals on September 21st and 22nd. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 2018 season, including ticket and campsite information is posted on www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Fans can get off-season access from Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and adding to nearly 6-million views of exclusive video on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway.


    C O L U M N S / C O M M E N T A R I E S

    Local artist paints unforgettable NASCAR championship helmet

    FOX 46 Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Within the glitz and glam of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship in Homestead, was a winning ...

    http://www.fox46charlotte.com/news/local-news/local-artist-paints-unforgettable-nascar-championship-helmet

    Nothing like Night of Destruction at Irwindale Speedway

    OCRegister

    Bud Moore, whose NASCAR Fords visited victory circle at Riverside International Raceway and Ontario Motor Speedway, is being remembered as a true American hero in addition to his success as a car owner. Moore, among the inaugural class of 10 in the NASCAR Hall of Fame inducted in 2011, died ...

    http://www.ocregister.com/2017/11/30/nothing-like-night-of-destruction-at-irwindale-speedway/

    Coming Saturday: NASCAR's concussion battle, a special report

    Daytona Beach News-Journal

    Concussions and their long-term effects have become a big issue in professional and college sports in recent years, but NASCAR spent a long time flying under the concussion radar. That came to an end when the face of the sport, Dale Earnhardt Jr., went public with his concussion struggles. Junior's 

    http://www.news-journalonline.com/sports/20171130/coming-saturday-nascars-concussion-battle-special-report

    Wreck of the year? Best story? NASCAR superlatives for 2017 are here. Your winners...

    Charlotte Observer

    Martin Truex Jr.: Who else? Truex had the most wins, the most laps led, the most stage points, the most everything en route to his first Cup Series championship. He was the fastest all season long, and even when other drivers had their moments, Truex was always the championship favorite.

    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nascar-auto-racing/thatsracin/article187387643.html

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    (11/30/17)

    Courtesy NBC Sports

     (http://www.nbcsports.com/nascar):

    NASCAR celebrates its new champion, a thankful Martin Truex Jr.

    Martin Truex Jr. thanks family, friends, his team, fans and others in his champion's speech.

    http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/11/30/nascar-celebrates-its-new-champion-a-thankful-martin-truex-jr/

    Johnson, Hamlin, Blaney and Elliott recap 2017
    Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott speak to Marty Snider about the progresses made in the 2017 season while Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin chat with Kelli Stavast about their strong seasons.

    Matt Kenseth says likely goodbye to NASCAR
    Kyle Larson, Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. talk on stage at the 2017 NASCAR Awards

    Drivers eliminated in Round of 16 congratulate 78
    Austin Dillon, Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman and Kasey Kahne chat on stage and look back at the Cup season at the 2017 NASCAR Awards.

    Kyle Busch asks stunned fan for sharpie
    Kyle Busch decided to spring a surprise on some NASCAR fans he spotted outside of a restaurant in Las Vegas.

    Ku. Busch is proud of Truex Jr. and Dale Jr.
    Kurt Busch and his wife Ashley Van Metre speaks with Kelli Stavast about raising money for Las Vegas and saying goodbye to legends like Dale Jr

    Courtesy NASCAR.com

    (https://www.nascar.com/):

    2017 Champion

    Martin Truex Jr. is crowned with joy, tears and a salute to the No. 78 team's tenacity

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/30/martin-truex-jr-others-honored-at-2017-monster-energy-nascar-cup-series-awards-las-vegas/

    Red Carpet Photos: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards

    https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/1691/red-carpet-photos-monster-energy-nascar-cup-series-awards#/0

    Matt Kenseth: Phoenix was an emotional weekend

    https://www.nascar.com/video/franchise/all-videos/matt-kenseth-phoenix-was-an-emotional-weekend/

    Most Popular Driver Awards

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins 15th consecutive; Sadler and Briscoe join him

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/27/most-popular-drivers-winners-2017-national-series/


    articles, courtesy Amanda Vincent

    (Thanks Amanda !!):  

    http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-dale-earnhardt-jr-named-most-popular-driver-receives-bill-france-award-for-excellence/

    NASCAR Cup: Dale Earnhardt Jr. named Most Popular Driver, receives Bill France Award for Excellence

    http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-julian-maha-receives-betty-jane-france-humanitarian-award/

    NASCAR Cup: Julian Maha receives Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

    Amanda Vincent

    Courtesy NBC Sports

     (http://www.nbcsports.com/nascar):

    What Drivers Said from NASCAR Cup Awards in Las Vegas

    Here's some of the best comments of the night both before and during Thursday's NASCAR Cup Awards in Las Vegas.  

    Kasey Kahne looks ahead to new team, more racing in 2018
    Kasey Kahne is preparing for the new season with Leavine Family Racing and also looking to do more races outside NASCAR.

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

    Dale Jr. shares story of watching house burn down

    Courtesy NASCAR.com

     (https://www.nascar.com/ ):

    Dover International Speedway OK after 4.1-magnitude earthquake    

     https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/30/dover-international-speedway-earthquake

    Courtesy Dover International Speedway (http://www.doverspeedway.com/ ) :

    4.4 got nothin on this guy. Thanks for tweeting your concerns— we’re okay!

    https://twitter.com/MonsterMile/status/936359686303047681

    Courtesy Press Plus of Atlantic City.com ( http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/) :

     Earthquake off Delaware causes South Jersey to shake

    http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/earthquake-off-delaware-causes-south-jersey-to-shake/article_2a9f7583-71b8-5864-aab4-970b683d2969.html

    Courtesy NASCAR.com

     (https://www.nascar.com/ ):

    LVMS, South Point reach sponsorship deal for Playoffs opener    

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/30/las-vegas-south-point-sponsorship-playoffs-opener/

    Johnson reveals champions-only tradition to Truex Jr.

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/30/jimmie-johnson-martin-truex-jr-champions-journal/

    Dale Jr. sings his go-to karaoke song

    https://www.nascar.com/video/franchise/gcoe-podcast/dale-earnhardt-jr-ryan-blaney-favorite-karaoke-songs-las-vegas/

    Courtesy NBC Sports

    (http://www.nbcsports.com/nascar): 

    Kasey Kahne looks ahead to new team, more racing in 2018
    Kasey Kahne is preparing for the new season with Leavine Family Racing and also looking to do more races outside NASCAR.

     How socially awkward Dale Jr. exited his shell

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses what it feels like to be retired, what he'll miss the most about racing and how his personality has evolved over time.

    http://www.nbcsports.com/video/dale-earnhardt-jrs-road-being-comfortable-his-own-skin

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses his role in sport on ‘The Dan Patrick Show’
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. also discussed his childhood, his father and his early career as a mechanic in a wide-ranging interview.

    Dale Jr. sees future role in NASCAR front office
    Dale Jr. talks about taking pride in being a mechanic before racing paid off, his future in NASCAR, and Tony Stewart's surprise engagement.

    Changes in place, Hendrick Motorsports looks ahead to 2018 season

    http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/11/30/changes-in-place-hendrick-motorsports-looks-ahead-to-2018-season/

    Courtesy NASCAR.com

    (https://www.nascar.com/ ) : 

    #IWreckedHim: Dale Jr. gets Johnson to confess

    https://www.nascar.com/video/franchise/all-videos/dale-earnhardt-jr-jimmie-johnson-confesses-wrecking-kurt-busch/

     Martin Truex Jr. burns it down on the Las Vegas Strip

     https://www.nascar.com/video/franchise/victory-lap/martin-truex-jr-burns-it-down-in-las-vegas-victory-lap           

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares a funny story about bike riding and spandex

    The champ is here

    Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards: See Truex Jr. honored (NBCSN, 9 p.m. ET)

      https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/30/martin-truex-jr-previews-champions-speech-short-sweet/

    Thursday's event schedule

     https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/27/full-champions-week-schedule-las-vegas-monster-energy-series/

    Drivers do donuts on Vegas Strip

    Cole Pearn honored with Champion Crew Chief Award

    https://www.nascar.com/video/franchise/all-videos/cole-pearn-honored-with-champion-crew-chief-award/

     Austin Dillon: Championship 4 or bust in 2018

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/29/austin-dillon-championship-4-goal-2018/

    Courtesy ESPN.com

     (http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/): 

    Fast and less fancy suits Truex and Furniture Row crew just fine

    The annual NASCAR awards ceremony is going to be less extravagant this year in Las Vegas. But that's no problem for a championship team, Furniture Row Racing, and driver Martin Truex Jr. who owe their first title to a no-frills approach to finding speed.

    http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/21615544/nascar-fast-no-frills-awards-ceremony-fitting-martin-truex-jr-crew

    Unable to attend festivities, team owner Barney Visser made surprise visit

    http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/21614407/nascar-martin-truex-jr-crew-relished-surprise-visit-airport


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

    NASCAR celebrates retiring Dale Jr. in Las Vegas

    Courtesy The Stock Car Gazette

     (http://MotorSportsNews.Net  )

    (Thanks Heather !):

    Google Alerts

     Truex and Pollex win NASCAR's top award for contributions

    Fresno Bee

    Truex's crew chief, Cole Pearn, won the award after guiding Furniture Row Racing to its first title. The Canadian recalled initial reluctance to move to ...

    http://www.fresnobee.com/sports/article187108768.html

    Austin Dillon: Championship 4 the goal for No. 3 team

    Nascar

    Richard Childress Racing driver Austin Dillon checked off a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in 2017 when he won the prestigious ...

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/29/austin-dillon-championship-4-goal-2018/

    Unable to attend festivities, team owner Barney Visser made surprise visit

    ESPN (press release) (blog)

    LAS VEGAS -- The Furniture Row Racing team will celebrate its championship Thursday night, but it already has had one emotional celebratory moment since winning the NASCAR Cup title Nov. 19. Before Cup champion Martin Truex Jr., crew chief Cole Pearn, general manager Joe Garone and others ...

    http://kwese.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/21614407/nascar-martin-truex-jr-crew-relished-surprise-visit-airport

    NASCAR: Awards round-up from Cup Series Champions Week

    Beyond the Flag

    Erik Jones of Furniture Row Racing earned the award, becoming the first driver in history to win the title in all three national touring series. His success on track nearly landed the #77 Toyota in the playoffs, and helped him land a spot at Joe Gibbs Racing in 2018. For a former rookie standout, it was the ...

    https://beyondtheflag.com/2017/11/29/nascar-awards-round-cup-series-champions-week/

    2017 ROTY Erik Jones has high hopes for first Cup season with JGR

    Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

    ... completing my first year in Cup was a really fast jump. But, no, I never thought it would happen so quickly.” Jones topped his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel Suarez and Germain Racing's Ty Dillon for the rookie honor, piloting the newly created No. 77 Toyota from the Furniture Row Racing stables ...

    https://www.motorsport.com/nascar-cup/news/nascar-roty-erik-jones-joe-gibbs-racing-984369/

    The inside story of the race that made Truex Jr. a champ

    Rockdale Newton Citizen (press release)

    78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota across the finish line, with Busch's No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota .681 seconds in arrears. But the outcome was in doubt for the final 17 laps, after Busch passed Kevin Harvick for second place on Lap 250 of 267 and took off after Truex, who had claimed the lead off pit ...

    http://www.rockdalenewtoncitizen.com/sports/the-inside-story-of-the-race-that-made-truex-jr/article_7494726b-39da-5ec2-830f-197a52baa630.html

    Erik Jones becomes the first NASCAR driver to win Rookie of the Year in all three national series

    FOXSports.com

    Erik Jones has made NASCAR history by becoming the first driver to win Rookie of the Year for all three national touring series. Monster Truck ...

    https://www.foxsports.com/nascar/video/1106199619761

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    NASCAR fans make a strong statement for net neutrality on Reddit

    For The Win

    NASCAR fans are just about as passionate and loyal as they come. But beyond the race track, they're also exceptionally concerned by the threat of losing net neutrality, according to Reddit's NASCAR page. Briefly, net neutrality is an Obama-era regulation that requires internet service providers to treat ...

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/11/nascar-reddit-net-neutrality-repeal-fcc-brian-france-ajit-pai-open-internet

    Maverick Helicopters offers aerial transfers to 2018 NASCAR weekends in Las Vegas

    Vertical Magazine (press release)

    “Hosting two tripleheader NASCAR weekends in the same year is a significant accomplishment for Las Vegas Motor Speedway,” said John Buch, president for Maverick Helicopters. “We are honored to be the Speedway's exclusive helicopter operator and look forward to dual NASCAR weekends every 

    https://www.verticalmag.com/press-releases/maverick-helicopters-offers-aerial-transfers-2018-nascar-weekends-las-vegas/

    Records show Sauk County official sought NASCAR tickets from contractor

    Baraboo News Republic

    Drivers run laps during the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Las Vegas on March 17. ... News Republic obtained through a public records request — show that in February, then-Highway Commissioner Steve Muchow asked a contractor for tickets to a NASCAR race in Las Vegas.

    http://www.wiscnews.com/baraboonewsrepublic/news/local/article_2ce6326a-6e34-5c8d-b9fa-fe74e2885118.html

    Bruton Smith, Renowned Track Owner and Innovator, Receives 2017 NASCAR Buddy Shuman ...

    Markets Insider

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bruton Smith, one of the most innovative and influential figures in NASCAR Cup Series racing ...

    http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/Bruton-Smith-Renowned-Track-Owner-and-Innovator-Receives-2017-NASCAR-Buddy-Shuman-Award-1009969400

    NASCAR: Time to say goodbye to stage racing — and hello to what?

    Beyond the Flag

    Stage racing was added to the 2017 NASCAR season and needs some tweaking. Would halftime be the answer to keeping everyone happy?

    https://beyondtheflag.com/2017/11/29/nascar-time-say-goodbye-stage-racing-hello/

    WAID’S WORLD: Retired Earnhardt Jr.’s Legacy Is Simple: Himself

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    THIS WEEK AT FRONTSTRETCH:

    Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2017 – The Year of Martin Truex Jr. and Toyota
    by Mike Neff
     
    Danica Patrick’s Impact on NASCAR Much Greater than Results
    by Dustin Albino 

    The Critic's Annex: Ford EcoBoost 300
    by Phil Allaway
     
    Back in Homestead, NASCAR XFINITY Series teams came out to play on Nov. 18 for their season finale.  The new rule for 2017 that banned Cup regulars from the race resulted in the most jumbled field of the weekend.  Other than Corey LaJoie, who changed his point eligibility as his sole reason of driving in the race, there were no Cup regulars at all.
     
    Did it result in a more pure way to decide the season title?  Absolutely.  And did any of the championship drivers have a remote chance of winning the race?  Heck no.  If anything, the event was more like the Kentucky race that Tyler Reddick won back in September.
     
    Naturally, the focus was on the four championship contenders: William Byron, Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier and Daniel Hemric.  There were interviews with each one, which was expected.  Everybody seemed to be convinced that one of the four had to win the race to win the title.  Sadler even agreed with that opinion during Media Day in Miami Beach. 

    It didn't end up being the case.
     
    The race itself was competitive early on.  Reddick and Cole Custer had a very enjoyable back-and-forth battle for the lead that was covered very well.  However, once Custer officially cleared Reddick, that was it, for lack of better words.
     
    Obviously, no one at the track realized that once Custer took the lead on lap 62 from Reddick, the race was effectively over.  A first win butt-kicking was well and truly underway.
     
    The final stage was really not very competitive at the front of the field.  Custer just ran away from everyone and hid.  That said, the real racing here was for the title.  That is ultimately where NBCSN focused their coverage in the second half of the event.  With Hemric out of the hunt and Allgaier not quite there, it ended up as a Byron-Sadler duel.

    NBCSN focused much of their coverage late in the race on those two drivers, running roughly 24 seconds behind Custer.  The coverage of the actual battle was quite amazing.  This was a legitimate scrap for a season championship.  We all know how it ultimately ended. 
     
    Post-race, viewers had three dominant stories.  One was Custer winning the race.  A second was Byron winning the championship.  The third was the Sadler-Ryan Preece issue.
     
    At the same time that NBCSN was conducting their first interview with champion-elect Byron, Sadler was angrily confronting Preece on pit road.  A NASCAR official was more or less holding Sadler back as he tried to go after the Modified veteran.  Viewers got something of a split screen of the situation, but not really.  Since Byron's interview was being aired on the PA at the track, you could hear the whole thing while the brouhaha was being shown on screen.
     
    The whole idea of Preece moving over for Byron and Sadler is looney tunes.  Sadler actually stated on-air after the race that Preece "wasn't racing for anything" and should have stepped aside.  If Preece were laps down to Byron and Sadler, that statement might have made sense.
     
    In retrospect, this is Sadler effectively telling someone in great equipment that he was racing for position on-track to get out of his way as if they were Mike Harmon (no offense to Harmon as a driver, but it sounded like he was putting Preece at that level).  Yes, Preece was about eight seconds behind Sam Hornish Jr. for second (and by extension, the owner's championship).  It's unclear whether Preece really cared much about that since he was competing in the No. 18 car for the first time.  However, Preece had the right to his spot on track.  He was competitive with both Byron and Sadler.  It was a legitimate battle for position.
     
    If I were Preece, the sheer notion of being told that would be insulting to my talent as a racer and to myself as a person.  I would have had to stand my ground.  Sadler spent a chunk of his interview talking about respect.  Apparently, doing anything other than being a patsy is disrespectful in that situation to him.  It's obvious that Preece wanted the championship.  He stated two days before the race it was the only thing that mattered to him and his team.  With the setup that NASCAR has created, Sadler had to go out and earn it.  He failed to do so and wrecked himself in the process.  None of that was Preece's fault.
     
    Since the race was run at record pace, there was quite a bit more post-race coverage than NBCSN expected.  That said, there wasn't really any additional variety.  There were six drivers that got airtime (the four championship contenders, plus Hornish (finished second, won the owner's championship) and Custer).  You saw the requisite championship ceremony and trophy presentation, along with a bunch of post-race analysis.
     
    Overall, there were some bright spots during the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300.  Problem is, during championship weekend, the coverage is far more regimented than any other race during the season.  There were about three storylines Saturday: The race win, championship (which I'm sure NBCSN would have preferred to be combined) and tires. NBCSN didn't really deviate all that much from them. 
     
    The first caution provided the only instance in which the tire dropoff really played a role in how the race was broadcast.  A number of drivers stopped for their first set of rubber and turned the order upside down (Ex: Spencer Gallagher, Scott Lagasse Jr. and JJ Yeley, who spun and caused the first yellow).  Outside of that, the tires weren't really talked about much, except to say that they're wearing quite a bit.
     
    With the near complete lack of incidents, there was no field reset.  As a result, the championship focus just increased some more.  No one was willing to gamble on an alternative pit strategy, either. (Example: Split the final stage into three parts as opposed to two). 

    Ultimately, the Ford EcoBoost 300 was not the most exciting race to watch, despite the powerful battle for the championship. The race as a whole - which is what a lot of fans care about - faded into the background. And the race itself just wasn't very good

    Courtesy NASCAR.com

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    Martin, Sherry honored

    Truex Jr. and Pollex receive 2017 NMPA Myers Brothers Award

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/29/martin-truex-jr-sherry-pollex-2017-myers-brothers-award-recipients-las-vegas/

    Hamlin on Elliott: Rules are set  https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/29/denny-hamlin-on-chase-elliott-rules-of-engagement-2018/

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    NASCAR Cup: Dale Earnhardt Jr. named 2018 Daytona 500 Grand Marshal

    http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-credit-one-bank-increases-its-support-of-chip-ganassi-racing-kyle-larson/

    NASCAR Cup: Credit One Bank increases its support of Chip Ganassi Racing, Kyle Larson

    Amanda Vincent

    Courtesy NBC Sports

     (http://www.nbcsports.com/nascar):

    Kurt Busch ‘not too worried’ about being without announced Cup ride 

    http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/11/29/kurt-busch-not-too-worried-about-being-without-announced-cup-ride/

    Ryan Blaney working on transition to the No. 12

    Ryan Blaney discusses his final season with the Wood Brothers, transitioning to Team Penske and the No. 12 and reveals how long he'll let his hair grow out.

    Elliott: Title run not satisfying, but encouraging
    Chase Elliott speaks with Marty Snider about building off of his postseason run and his status as a NASCAR fan favorite.

    Truex, Pollex relive magical championship season
    Martin Truex Jr., Sherry Pollex and crew chief Cole Pearn look back at their championship season.

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. named Grand Marshal for 2018 Daytona 500
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will give the command to start engines for next year's season-opening Cup race.

    Courtesy NASCAR.com

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    Showing Appreci88ion

    Racing family, friends share stories, laughs with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/1688/appreci88ion-behind-the-scenes-with-earnhardt-jr.-in-las-vegas#/0

    Regan Smith added to FOX NASCAR's pit road reporting crew

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/29/regan-smith-fox-nascar-joins-pit-road-reporting-team/           

    FOX Sports, NBC Sports jointly honored with 2017 NASCAR Marketing Achievement Award

    Fit Row: Pit crews use offseason for recovery but maintain a healthy pace

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/22/fit-row-pit-crews-use-offseason-for-recovery-but-maintain-a-healthy-pace/

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    Charles Barkley offers Dale Jr. retirement advice

    Courtesy NBC Sports

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    NASCAR America: Challenges of manufacturer parity in Cup
    NASCAR America's Jeff Burton and Kyle Petty address the issue and challenges for NASCAR in achieving such parity in 2018

     NASCAR America: Youth will have big impact in 2018 at Gibbs and Hendrick teams

    Youth will be key in 2018 for both Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports

    http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/11/28/nascar-america-youth-will-have-big-impact-in-2018-at-gibbs-and-hendrick-teams/

    NASCAR America: The intriguing Aric Almirola, and what about No. 41 status in 2018?

    Pete Pistone can't wait to see what Aric Almirola can do in 2018, and also wonders who's going to drive the No. 41.

    Courtesy The Stock Car Gazette (http://MotorSportsNews.Net  )

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      Hospital visit hits home for Martin Truex Jr.

    http://www.catchfence.com/267044/hospital-visit-hits-home-martin-truex-jr


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     NBCSN celebrates 2017 season with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards

    Nascar

    November 28, 2017 – NBCSN commemorates the conclusion of the 2017 NASCAR Season, with complete coverage of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards, this Thursday, November 30 at 9 p.m. ET. A special two-hour edition of NASCAR America kicks off the evening at 7 p.m. ET, ...

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/28/nbcsn-celebrates-2017-nascar-season-with-ninth-annual-monster-energy-nascar-cup-series-awards-from-las-vegas/

    A Monster of a Suspenseful Month Could Be Looming For NASCAR

    Forbes

    As NASCAR celebrates its 2017 season in Las Vegas this week, the schedule for the 2018 Monster Energy Cup Series is set, and the lineup of drivers and teams is nearly arranged. NASCAR's “Silly Season” of speculation and transactions tends to unfold over the second half of the season. The series ...

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/davecaldwell/2017/11/28/a-monster-of-a-suspenseful-month-could-be-looming-for-nascar/

    The crazy way Dale Earnhardt Jr. is going to display one of his favorite cars

    For The Win

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s race car graveyard is a special place for gems of NASCAR history. In the woods on his property, the now-retired driver has several old cars that were too sentimental or simply too good-looking to let go. And the process of how all these cars are laid to rest is actually pretty incredible.

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/11/dale-earnhardt-jr-nascar-retire-race-car-graveyard-best-paint-schemes

    NASCAR Foundation, BJFHA finalists take part in #GivingTuesday

    Nascar

    The NASCAR Foundation, NASCAR's charitable arm, is getting involved with its “Operation Speedy Bear Brigade” is taking place across the country. Employees from NASCAR and various race tracks are delivering the foundation's signature stuffed animal mascot to children in hospitals – or preparing ...

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/28/nascar-foundation-giving-tuesday/

    Eighth Annual Waltrip Brothers Charity Championship Raised Nearly $600000 Last Month

    Speedway Digest (press release) (blog)

    FOX NASCAR host Shannon Spake and MRO President Billy Mauldin co-emceed the night's festivities. In attendance were FOX NFL host and Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw, NASCAR owner Rick Hendrick, NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kenny Habul.

    https://www.speedwaydigest.com/index.php/news/racing-news/41378-eighth-annual-waltrip-brothers-charity-championship-raised-nearly-600-000-last-month

    Martin Truex Jr. 2017 Monster Energy Cup Series Champion

    Mint Hill Times

    Truex was the favorite entering the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the final race in the Championship 4, the Furniture Row Racing team has dominated on the 1.5 mile tracks all season long giving them an edge with seven wins. With Busch in the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, finishing in second ...

    https://www.minthilltimes.com/nascar/martin-truex-jr-2017-monster-energy-cup-series-champion/

    City of Denver has no plans to host championship parade for Furniture Row Racing

    9NEWS.com

    "Whereas, Denver Furniture Row Racing team won the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship on Sunday, November 19th.

    http://www.9news.com/news/local/next/city-of-denver-has-no-plans-to-host-championship-parade-for-furniture-row-racing/495331118

    Statement from NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France on the Passing of ...

    Speedway Digest (press release) (blog)

    As a crew chief, Moore guided NASCAR Hall of Famer Buck Baker to a championship in 1957. As an owner, he captured consecutive titles in 1962-63 ...

    https://speedwaydigest.com/index.php/news/monster-energy-series-news/41381-statement-from-nascar-chairman-and-chief-executive-officer-brian-france-on-the-passing-of-bud-moore

    Martin Truex Jr. hopes to "represent the sport well" as champion

    Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

    The 2017 NASCAR champion wasn't going through the motions as he described his day job as a race car driver, colored sheets decorated with the No ...

    https://www.motorsport.com/nascar-cup/news/nascar-martin-truex-jr-champion-las-vegas-984027/

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    NASCAR report card: Grading the top race teams for 2017

    SB Nation

    It is that time of the year when the red marker comes out and NASCAR's top teams are issued grades based on how each performed during the 2017 Monster Energy Cup Series season. Only the top 25 in the owner point standings were evaluated, with a reminder that while every organization was ...

    https://www.sbnation.com/nascar/2017/11/28/16710822/nascar-report-card-grading-top-cup-series-teams-2017

    Hallman: Change not necessarily a bad thing in NASCAR

    Richmond.com

    As the 2017 season wound down, NASCAR announced some rule changes for 2018 — a few that may hardly be noticed, one that will change a ...

    http://www.richmond.com/sports/auto-racing/hallman-change-not-necessarily-a-bad-thing-in-nascar/article_f341a81f-6ad7-5931-aa58-72ebf000f834.html

    40 days until 40th Dakar Rally, coming in January 2018 to NBCSN

    NBC Sports - Motorsports (blog)

    Today marks 40 days until the 40th Dakar Rally, a staple of the traditional racing offseason but a hallmark of racing in January. The 2018 Dakar, which ...

    http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2017/11/28/40-days-until-40th-dakar-rally-coming-in-january-2018-to-nbcsn/


    Elliott Sadler Makes XFINITY Series History with Award

    http://www.popularspeed.com/elliott-sadler-makes-xfinity-series-history-with-award/

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    http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-xfinity-elliott-sadler-named-most-popular-driver/

    NASCAR Xfinity: Elliott Sadler named Most Popular Driver

    http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-banks-wants-charter-bk-racing-sold-to-front-row-motorsports/

    NASCAR Cup: bank wants charter BK Racing sold to Front Row Motorsports

    http://autoracingdaily.com/racers-race-for-positions-shouldnt-expect-them-to-be-given-away-freely/

    Racers race for positions, should expect them to be given away freely

    Amanda Vincent 

    (11/28/17)

    Courtesy NBC Sports

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    Credit One becomes primary 2018 Cup sponsor for Kyle Larson

    Credit One Bank will essentially replace Target as primary sponsor for the No. 42 of Kyle Larson in 2018. 

    What's going on with Busch, Stewart-Haas Racing?
    Pete Pistone breaks down Aric Almirola's potential with Stewart-Haas Racing and the turmoil with Kurt Busch and the No. 41.

    Hendrick's young talent provides bright future
    Chase Elliott , William Byron and Alex Bowman provide Hendrick Motorsports with a bright future, but the team needs to step up and bring the speed.

    Dalr Jr., Byron look back at Xfinity championship
    Take a look back at the final race of the Xfinity Series season as William Byron captured his first championship at Homestead

    Don't blame NASCAR for Toyota's advantage
    Brad Keselowski was very vocal about manufacturer differences and the domination of Toyota, but are fans paying attention? Kyle Petty and Jeff Burton discuss how NASCAR could address the issue

    JD Motorsports names Vinnie Miller to drive No. 01 Chevy in 2018 Xfinity Series
    Miller had six top-10 finishes between the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and ARCA Racing Series in 2017

    Courtesy NASCAR.com

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    Junior steps on 'Dancing' idea 

      https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/28/dale-earnhardt-jr-on-dancing-with-the-stars-not-so-fast/

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    Kurt Busch & Newman Headline Stocks For Tots

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    { There is sad news today }

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    Bud Moore passes away

    NASCAR Hall of Famer, championship-winning owner, crew chief passes away at age 92 https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/28/bud-moore-nascar-hall-of-famer-passes-away-age+92/

    Bud Moore's racing journey

    Racing reacts to Moore's passing

    Courtesy NBC Sports

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    War hero, legendary NASCAR team owner Bud Moore dies

    Bud Moore earned two Bronze Star Medals and five Purple Hearts during World War II.

    http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/11/28/war-hero-legendary-nascar-team-owner-bud-moore-dies/

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    NASCAR Cup: Bud Moore passes away

    Amanda Vincent

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     Steve Mickey: Dale Jr. leaves large footprint

    Williamson Daily News

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. may have never won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup championship but the footprint that he left on the sport has not been matched ...

    http://www.williamsondailynews.com/sports/steve-mickey-dale-jr-leaves-large-footprint/article_cf485720-ddc2-573b-a283-24947533a43b.html

    NASCAR: Charter drama engulfs BK Racing and Front Row Motorsports

    Beyond the Flag

    BK Racing's financial troubles have now engulfed the NASCAR charter system, with their current charter and one sold to Front Row Motorsports in ...

    https://beyondtheflag.com/2017/11/27/nascar-charter-drama-engulfs-bk-racing-and-front-row-motorsports/

    “They said we were crazy.” But Martin Truex Jr. and Denver's Furniture Row Racing are NASCAR ...

    The Denver Post

    78 car, against nearly every traditional notion of what it means to become a NASCAR Cup champion, was about to lift two trophies for Furniture Row ...

    http://www.denverpost.com/2017/11/27/martin-truex-jr-furniture-row-racing-nascar-champs/

    PHOTOS: Martin Truex Jr. brings NASCAR Cup home to Denver

    The Denver Post

    DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 27: Ownership representation Dan Visser, team president Joe Garone, driver Martin Truex Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn ...

    http://www.denverpost.com/2017/11/27/photos-martin-truex-jr-nascar-cup-to-denver/

    Race driver Daniel Suarez is the face of NASCAR diversity push

    New York Daily News

    MIAMI — Like everyone who makes a living as a NASCAR driver, Daniel Suarez's itinerary was full on Nov. 19. His morning included a visit with ...

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/race-driver-daniel-suarez-face-nascar-diversity-push-article-1.3661240

    Vegas makes Kyle Busch the favorite to win 2018 NASCAR Cup Series championship

    FanSided

    Current champion Martin Truex Jr. is up there too, but tied with a couple other drivers with the second-best odds. Congrats on that Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, Martin Truex Jr. Well deserved. On thing, though: it's Kyle Busch, not you, who is the favorite to wear the crown next year ...

    https://fansided.com/2017/11/27/kyle-busch-favorite-win-2018-nascar-cup-series-championship-vegas/

    CRANDALL: The good, the bad, and the ugly

    Racer

    NASCAR announced the move to stage racing in January, and before even seeing it I was pretty sure it would be a hit. Thirty-six races later, I stand by it. Breaking the race into three stages and offering additional points certainly added to the action. Without it, I don't believe we'd have seen hard racing ...

    http://www.racer.com/more/viewpoints/item/145983-crandall-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly

    Dale Earnhardt Jr., Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Eyed for 'DWTS'

    PopCulture.com

    “The show really wants to make a splash and they really want to get some major sports stars on next season and the top two on their list are Colin Kaepernick and Dale Earnhardt [Jr.]," the source said. "Dale is retiring from NASCAR and they have wanted him for years and have asked forever for him to ...

    http://popculture.com/reality-tv/2017/11/28/dale-earnhardt-jr-colin-kaepernick-dwts/

    Farewell to a heroine

    Fairborn Daily Herald

    Her accomplishments are remarkable and include: first woman to lead the Indianapolis 500; first woman to win an Indy Car Series race: 2013 Daytona 500 pole winner (NASCAR); first woman to win a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole; first woman to lead the NASCAR Daytona 500; and, first ...

    http://www.fairborndailyherald.com/news/22447/farewell-to-a-heroine-2

    Truex Jr. makes stop in Denver; Mayor proclaims Furniture Row Racing Day

    ESPN

    28, 2017) -- Martin Truex Jr, the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion, stopped in Denver Monday for a media event at the Showroom @Furniture Row. The championship trophy and Truex's Furniture Row Racing's #78 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats winning Toyota from Homestead ...

    http://www.espn.com/jayski/cup/2017/story/_/id/21595547/truex-jr-makes-stop-denver-mayor-proclaims-furniture-row-racing-day

    C O L U M N S / C O M M E N T A R I E S

    Challenges remain as NASCAR season ends

    SportsBusiness Daily

    NASCAR wrapped up its season with a flourish two weekends ago in Miami, but the sport still faces serious challenges heading into 2018 amid the ...

    https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2017/11/27/Leagues-and-Governing-Bodies/NASCAR.aspx

    'Race on Sunday, sell on Monday' still matters in NASCAR

    Autoweek

    “There is no doubt precisely when folks began racing each other in automobiles,” NASCAR legend Richard Petty once said. “It was the day they built ...

    http://autoweek.com/article/nascar/race-sunday-sell-monday-still-matters-nascar

    NASCAR champions headline Sunday's Snowball Derby

    Autoweek

    Even beyond the NASCAR notables, the entry list is rich in short-track superstardom, including regional champions like Bubba Pollard, Ty Majeski, 

    http://autoweek.com/article/nascar/nascar-champions-headline-sundays-snowball-derby-entry-list

    NASCAR viewership in 2017 drops 10%, but ad revenue increases

    Awful Announcing

    NASCAR didn't have a great 2017. Despite a title new sponsor for its main series and a new racing format complete with stages, it experienced a ...

    http://awfulannouncing.com/fox/nascar-viewership-2017-drops-10-ad-revenue-increases.html

    See How Every NASCAR Racing Tire Is Built By Hand In This Ohio Factory

    NESN.com

    The tires on your car were most likely manufactured by a machine, honed by a computer to be identical to thousands like it on roads around the world. But even that's not exact enough for NASCAR and NHRA racers. In a video posted to the United Steelworkers' Facebook page, Goodyear provided a ...

    https://nesn.com/2017/11/see-how-every-nascar-racing-tire-is-built-by-hand-in-this-ohio-factory/

    NASCAR Legend Mark Martin's Amazing Reddit Name Highlights Love Of Rap

    NESN.com

    You didn't even need to post a question during Mark Martin's Reddit Ask Me Anything to know how the former NASCAR driver is spending his retirement. Martin hosted an AMA on Sunday, when he answered questions about everything from specific races throughout his career, to what he'd do to ...

    https://nesn.com/2017/11/nascar-legend-mark-martins-amazing-reddit-name-highlights-love-of-rap/

    World Of Outlaws Star David Gravel Part Of Autograph Session At NE Racers Auction & Trade Show

    RaceDayCT

    Craftsman World Of Outlaws Sprint Car Driver David Gravel will be apart of the Connecticut Future Stars Autograph Session along with NASCAR Xfinity Series/NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Ryan Preece next Saturday, December 2 at the Hoosier Tire East/Sunoco Race Fuels New England 

    http://racedayct.com/2017/11/world-of-outlaws-star-david-gravel-part-of-autograph-session-at-ne-racers-auction-trade-show/

    Only the best and bravest need apply for the 2018 Dakar Rally

    Red Bull

    Get onboard with the Red Bull athletes getting ready to tackle the world's toughest race with this fast paced animation. The 2018 Dakar Rally roars into life in January and only the most intrepid offroad racers have signed up for the challenge. Among the fearless competitors taking on the world's toughest ...

    https://www.redbull.com/int-en/dakar-rally-red-bull-desert-wings-squad

     

    Postseason NASCAR podcast with Mom and Dad

    http://jeffgluck.com/postseason-nascar-podcast-with-mom-and-dad/

    A Look Back at Brad Keselowski Racing’s Success

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    NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Nationwide Children’s Hospital announce and launch the Dale and Amy Earnhardt fund

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    Martin Truex Jr.’s championship celebration continued with stop in Denver, home base for Furniture Row Racing

    http://www.catchfence.com/267010/martin-truex-jr-s-championship-celebration-continued-stop-denver-home-base-furniture-row-racing

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     Family tradition

    Chase Elliott turns 22 today; look at the top moments in his rise up the NASCAR ladder

    https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/413/chase-elliott-through-the-years#/0

    CWTS Most Popular Driver named

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/27/most-popular-drivers-winners-2017-national-series/

    Champion's Week starts today

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    NASCAR America: How will changes impact 2018 Daytona 500?
    Racing should be more driver and crew chief friendly due to rule changes for the 60th Daytona 500 in February.

    Chase Briscoe to run multiple series in 2018
    Chase Briscoe will run not only in NASCAR but IMSA for Ford next season

    NASCAR America: Analysts give their take on 2018 Cup schedule changes

    Our NASCAR America team tells what they like and don't like about the changes to the 2018 Cup schedule.  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/11/28/nascar-america-our-analysts-give-their-thoughts-on-2018-cup-schedule/


    (11/27/17)

    Courtesy ESPN.com

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    Back at the crossroads as NASCAR heads to Vegas for celebration

    Grandstands that remain frustratingly sparse, a title sponsor that has yet to re-up its deal and myriad cars still in need of sponsorship for 2018. As NASCAR heads to Las Vegas for it's annual postseason celebration, tension is high.

     http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/21589988/nascar-back-crossroads-sport-heads-offseason

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    NASCAR America: Is NASCAR ‘dumbing down’ the sport for ‘parity’?

    On Monday's NASCAR America: Analysts say reducing the size of pit crews may make the sport safer, but it will not lead to better parity. http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/11/27/nascar-america-is-nascar-dumbing-down-the-sport-for-parity/

    NASCAR America: How NASCAR will change in 2018 with young vs. veteran drivers

    How will young players impact NASCAR Cup going forward, and how will remaining veterans adapt to them?

    Should Indy host the regular-season finale?
    NASCAR's decision to make Indianapolis the regular-season finale the most controversial of the 2018 schedule changes.

    NASCAR America bloopers
    The NASCAR America analysts show off their funny sides with this hilarious blooper reel

    Cautions up from last year in Cup, while debris cautions at lowest total in years

    Debris cautions dropped nearly 60 percent from the 2016 season in Cup.

    http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/11/27/cautions-up-from-last-year-in-cup-while-debris-cautions-at-lowest-total-in-years/

    Courtesy NASCAR.com

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    Celebrating the champs

    Eventful Champion's Week kicks off Tuesday in Las Vegas

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/27/nascar-2017-champions-week-packed-driver-appearances-events/

    What's on TV this week 

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/11/26/nascar-tv-schedule-week-of-nov-27-dec-3/

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    BLEWETT (2), KRAUSE WIN WALL TURKEY DERBY MODIFIEDS

    WALL, N.J. ~ Jimmy Blewett of Howell won both the Tour Modified and Freehold Ford Modified main events during the 44th running of the Turkey Derby at Wall Stadium Speedway while Holmdel's Andrew Krause took to honors in a 50-lap race for Dirt Modified stock cars. The Turkey derby was run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend and hosted one of the largest fields of competitors and grandstand crowds in recent memory.

    In the Tour Modified 150-lapper Blewett posted top time in qualifying and rocketed to the lead at the outset. Blewett wrestled with Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa. early in the race before Krause took over the runner-up spot and chased Blewett to the finish. Brick's Ron Frees was in contention the entire way before finishing third with Ryan Preece and Kyle Elwood wrapping up the top five.

    Blewett also set fast time in Freehold Ford Modified qualifying and again rocketed to the lead at the outset. Blewett did wrestle with Jackson's Steven Reed late in the race as the duo charged to the front after mid race pit stops. Toms River's Derek Hopkinson led this one for 20-laps when Blewett and a host of others stopped for a two tire change. Blewett finally returned to the lead for good late in the race as Howell's Eric Mauriello charged into second. Reed, Hirschman and Timmy Solomito wrapped up the top five.

    “These wins took a lot of preparation,” Blewett said. “I've got the best crew in racing. They put a lot of time in at the shop. The Tour Modified win is real special because I used a car that was my brother's. When he passed away we sold this car and a lot of good drivers have raced it. We got the car back recently and the crew worked hard to rebuild it.”

    Krause won the 50-lap Dirt Modified main after a race-long battle with early leader Ed Dachenhausen. The duo sliced through lapped traffic almost the entire distance and a quick move by Krause in lapped traffic late in the race earned him the win. Jeff Richardson, Danny Bouc and Roger Labreche completed the top five.

    “These dirt cars are a lot of fun but also a lot of work,” Krause said. “I had some brake problems and had to pump the pedal in every turn just to slow the car down.”

    Turkey Derby offered 14 feature races plus qualifying as well as a Demolition Derby. The feature race results are listed in the box score below.

    More information on Wall Stadium can be obtained by visiting the website at wallspeedwayracing.com.

    Wall Stadium 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.

    TURKEY DERBY DAY 3 RESULTS (SUNDAY)

    LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1.RICHIE DAVIDOWITZ, 2. Kevin Nowak, 3. Mike Fulton, 4. Jim Sylvester, 5. Vinny Delaney, 6. Ed Cheslek, 7.Jeff Otto, 8. Glen Korner, 9. Brendon Martinez, 10. Rog Silver, 11. Kevin Girard, 12. Chris Gall, 13. Eugene Drew, 14. Schleigh Martinez, 15. Todd McCullum, 16. Joe Fresco, 17. Jessica Martinez, 18 Noah Korner, 19. Mike Alcaro, 20 Ricky Schlick, 21. Mike Womack, 22. Bas Squillante, 23. Anthony Colandro, 24 Rob Hyer

    FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 50 Laps – 1. RICHIE BYRNE, HOWELL, 2. Brian Brown, 3. Scott Riggleman, 4. Steve West, 5. Tom Rajkowski, 6. Gerry Koenig, 7. Rob Longo, 8. Tim O'Shea, 9. Josh Matthews, 10. Whitey Miller, 11. Nancy Riggleman, 12. Mike Montano, 13. Marty Van Druten, 14. Dom Casola, 15. Waylon Spear, 16. Theresa Collins, 17. Bill Stockert, 18. Bryan O'Shea, 19. Joey Helberg, 20. John Carpenter, 21. Kevin Flores, 22. Tim Majek, DQ Elliott Wohl, Rob McCormack

    4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 75 Laps – 1. BRIAN OSBORN, HOWELL, 2 Brian DeSarno, 3. Chuck McDonald, 4. Dan Birdsall, 5. Darren Burdge, 6. Darianne McLaren, 7. Mike Lavery, 8. Jeff Loesch, 9. Nicole Razzano, 10 Jay Conrad, 11. Frank Ciancitto, 12. Bill Schwartz, 13. Aaron Linneman, 14. TJ Graves, 15. Joe Barbaria, 16. Ian Ashford.

    DIRT SPORTSMAN – 25 Laps – 1. SCOTT HULMES, 2. Rich Coons, 3. Ray Woodall, 4. Alonzo Morales, 5. Chuckles Stone, 6. John Cook

    DIRT OUTLAW STOCKS – 25 Laps – 1. BRIAN LUDWIG, 2. Jeremy Doerr, 3. Dave Kramer, 4. John Parker, 5. Bill Wroble, 6. Chris Felber, 7. Darren Cox, 8. Spider

    DEMOLITION DERBY – 4 CYLINDER – Devin Schmidt

    DEMOLITION DERBY – BIG CAR – Devin Schmidt

    TURKEY DERBY DAY 2 RESULTS (SATURDAY)

    TOUR MODIFIEDS

    TIME TRIALS – 1 Lap – Top 20 Qualify – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, 12.023, 2. Matt Hirschman, 12.112, 3. Justin Gumley, 12.142, 4. Blake Barney, 12.146, 5. Kyle Elwood, 12. 149, 6. Brendon Bock, 12.174, 7. Ron Frees, 12.177. 8. Tyler Truex, 12.216, 9. Andrew Krause, 12.234, 10. Ronnie Williams, 12.256, 11. Dave Sapienza, 12.260, 12. Ryan Preese, 12.310, 13. Steven Reed, 12.313, 14. Derek Hopkinson, 12.319, 15. Matt Galko, 12.355, 16. Zane Zeiner, 12.374, 17. Tommy Catalano, 12.380, 18. Earl Paules, 12.388, 19. Jon Mandato, 12.396, 20. Jimmy Zacarotis, 12.407, 21. Anthony Nocella, 12.410, 22. Mitchell Dowd, 12.419, 23. Mark Bakaj, 12.458, 24. Shaun Carrig, 12.498, 25. Andy Jankowiak, 12.504, 26. Jason Treat, 12.512, 27. Tyler Rypkema, 12.551, 28. Joey Jarowitz, 12.591, 29. Rich Parker, 12.603, 30. Corey Midgett, 12.609, 31. Chase Dowling, 12.695, 32. Ken Dartch, 12.13.156, 33. DJ Macri, 13.565, DID NOT TIME DUE TO MECHANICAL FAILURE: Keith Rocco, Danny Bohn

    CONSOLATION – 12 Laps – 4 Qualify -1. Nocella, 2. Carrig, 3. Bakaj, 4. Treat, 5. Dowling, 6. Darch, 7. Jankowiak, 8. Rypkema, 9. Jarowitz, 10. Dowd, 11. Parker, 12. Macri, 13. Midgett

    FEATURE – 150 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Krause, 3. Frees, 4. Preece, 5. Elwood, 6. Hopkinson, 7. Reed, 8. Nocella, 9. Galko, 10. Zacarias, 11. Hirschman, 12. Bakaj, 13. Paules, 14. Bock, 15. Carrig, 16. Gumley, 17. Catalano, 18. Truex, 19. Barney, 20. Mandato, 21. Sapienza, 22. Williams, 23. Zeiner, 24. Treat

    FREEHOLD FORD MODIFIED

    FEATURE – 100 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Eric Mauriello, 3. Steven Reed, 4. Matt Hirschman, 5. Tim Solomito, 6. Anthony Sesely, 7. Chris Lane, 8. Blake Barney, 9. Ryan Flores, 10. Danny Bohn, 11. Zack Alspach, 12. Tommy Farrell, 13. Andrew Krause, 14. Joey Merlino, 15. Chas Okerson, 16. Derek Hopkinson, 17. Jason Hearne, 18. Marc Rogers, 19. Mike Gervais, 20. Ricky Collins, 21. Chris Reynolds, 22. Trevor Alspach, 23. Adam LaCicero, 24. Zane Zeiner

    DIRT MODIFIEDS

    FEATURE – 50 Laps – ANDREW KRAUSE, HOLMDEL, 2. Ed Dachenhausen, 3. Jeff Richardson, 4. Danny Bouc, 5. Roger Labrecte, 6. Joey Payne, 7. Jeff Parker, 8. Dakota Kessler, 9. Rich Coons, 10. Ray Demmer, 11. Chris Grbac, 12. Alonso Morales, 13. Rob Anderton, 14. John Cook, 15. Billy Lasko, 16. Scott Hulmes, 17. Ryan Krachum, 18. Chuckles Stone, 19. Mickey Kessler, 20. Jimmy Blewett

    LEGEND CARS

    FEATURE – 30 Laps – 1 MIKE ALCARO, WEST MILFORD, 2. Noah Kormer, 3. Ricky Schlick, 4. Glen Korner, 5. Richie Davidowitz, 6. Mike Fulton, 7. Rob Silver, 8. Kyle Dealaman, 9. Jeff Otto, 10. Brndon Martinez, 11. Vinny Delaney, 12. Kevin Girard, 13. Ed Chestak, 14. Brad VanHouton, 15. Todd McCullom, 16. Dennis Kurras, 17. Chris Gall, 18. Bas Squillante, 19. Anthony Colandro, 20. Mike Womack, 21. Kevin Nowak, 22. Schleigh Martinez, 23. Pat Moore, 24 Jim Sylvester

    TURKEY DERBY DAY 1 RESULTS (FRIDAY)

    FREEHOLD FORD MODIFIEDS

    TIME TRIALS – 1 Lap – Top 20 Qualify – 1. Jimmy Blewett, 12.205 seconds, 2. Steven Reed, 12.302, 3. Danny Bohn, 12.350, 4. Andrew Krause, 12.376, 5. Derek Hopkinson, 12.381, 6 Matt Hirschman, 12.384, 7. Adam LaCicero, 12.401, 8. Blake Barney, 12. 403, 9. Chas Okerson, 12.431, 10. Jason Hearne, 12.445, 11. Zane Zeiner, 12.445, 12. Eric Mauriello, 12.476, 13. Anthony Sesely, 12.448, 14. Ricky Collins, 12.505, 15. Trevor Alspach, 12. 512, 16. Ryan Flores, 12.533, 17. Tommy Farrell, 12. 541, 18. Chris Lane, 12.543, 19. Tim Solomito, 12.571, 20. Chris Reynolds, 12.592, 21. Marc Rogers, 12.642, 22. Mike Gervais, 12.645, 23. Joey Merlino, 12.683, 24. Zack Alspach, 12.730, 25. Doug Wolcott, 12.849, 26. Rich Cooper, 12.908, 27. Ed DeLage, 12.984, 28. Kris Graver, 12.998, 29. Vinny Marone, 13.168

    CONSOLATION – 12 Laps - 4 Qualify – 1. Gervais, 2. Rogers, 3. Zack Alspach, 4. Merlino, 5. Graver, 6. DeLage, 7. Marrone, 8. Cooper, 9. Wolcott

    SNAP ON SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 50 Laps – 1. JARRET DIGIANTOMASSO, JACKSON, 2. Kevin Davison, 3. Tyler Truex, 4. Kyle Scisco, 5. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 6. Jimmy Blewett, 7. Joey Payne, 8. Larry Thompson, 9. Mike Rising, 10. Roland DeMartino, 11. Corey Horner, 12. Blair Culhane, 13. Mike Brennan, 14. Kurt Kreiger, 15. Jon Laureigh, 16. Mike Carr, 17. Jake Nelke, 18. Dom Casola, 19. Dom Fattarusso, 20. Robby Walton, 21. Rpbert Sutphin, 22. Rob Silver, 23. Ed McCarthy, 24. Eric Lane, 25. Chris Owsik

    ELITE MAINTENANCE LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 50 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Brian Doyle, 3. Ken Matlach, 4. Mike Tillett, 5. CJ Lehman, 6. Tom Rogers, 7. Ray Mineri, 8. Neil Rutt III, 9. Harry Schaeffer, 10. Roger Maynor, 11. Ken Hyde, 12. Joe Mongeau, 13. Joe Mancuso, 14. Brandon Turbush, 15. Greg Gastelu, 16. Glen Conk, 17. John Vullo

    O'SHEA'S AUTO REPAIR FACTORY STOCKS FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. ELLIOTT WOHL. BAYVILLE, 2. Scott Riggleman, 3. Richie Byrne, 4. Tom Cassgrande, 5. Ron Booth, 6. Joey Helberg, 7. Brian Brown, 8. Rob Longo, 9. Mike Montano, 10. Marty Van Druten, 11. Waylon Spear, 12. John Carpenter, 13. Josh Matthews, 14. Dom Casloa, 15. Gerry Koenig, 16. Whitey Miller, 17. Eric Green, 18. Nancy Riggleman, 19. Kevin Flores, 20. Bryan O'Shea, 21. Tom Rajkowski, 22. Steve West, 23. Matt Malachatka, 24. Rick Patterson

    SUFRSIDE COLLISION 4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. BRIAN OSBORN, HOWELL, 2. Jason Lane, 3. Darren Burdge, 4. Chuck McDonald, 5. Jeff Loesch, 6. Mike Lavery, 7. Christian LaCicero, 8. Jay Conrad, 9. Cody Burbank, 10. Joe Barbaria, 11. Bill Schwarz, 12. Darianne McLaren, 13. Ricky Williams, 14. Dan Birdsall, 15. Nicole Razzano, 16. Bud Marshall, 17. Rich Smith, 18. Matt Westover, 19. Frank Ciancitto, 20. TJ Graves, 21. Jennifer Schultz, 22. Doug Ashford, 23. Dave Gargaro



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    Christopher Bell Leads Tulsa Shootout Entries

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    (Thanks Heather !):

    Just a FYI if you are one to watch/record the Banquet it is on Thursday this year and will be on NBCSports.

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    Roger Diez: It's 'Truex,' he's a popular winner

    Nevada Appeal

    Furniture Row Racing doesn't have the fame, the funding, or the history of the Hendrick, Gibbs, Childress, Ganassi, Petty, or Roush, organizations, but ...

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    Martin Truex Jr. Says Beating Joe Gibbs Racing 'Pretty Damn Awesome'

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    Truex recently said that beating Joe Gibbs Racing to become the first Cup champion of the Monster Energy era made the title feel that much more special, according to Motorsport.com. Furniture Row Racing and JGR's technical alliance sees them utilize the same equipment, but even Joe Gibbs driver ...

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    ANDERS: Title went to the fastest guy

    Greenville Daily Reflector

    78 team won at Kansas, to team owner Barney Visser having a heart attack of his own in early November that kept him from being in Homestead to celebrate his team's first championship, there have been tons of obstacles for Truex and Furniture Row Racing to clear. They cleared every one and were ...

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    David Weinberg's Extra Points

    Press of Atlantic City

    Because he drives for Denver-based Furniture Row Racing, the "Mile High City" celebrated his feat. Since Truex .... Midway through his news conference at Homestead-Miami Speedway, while answering questions about the race, he suddenly paused and asked, "What's the score of the Eagles game?".

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    NASCAR Driver Credits Long Term Vegan Diet for Fuelling His On-the-Go Lifestyle

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    Tree-lighting celebration at NASCAR Hall of Fame draws hundreds

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    Mechanix Wear 4th Quarter and 2017 Most Valuable Pit Crew Is…

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    Matt McCall wins Thanksgiving Classic Late Model race

    Jamie McMurray's crew chief returns to the driver's seat and wins in his first start in a year.

    Matt Borland to be Ty Dillon’s crew chief in 2018

    Matt Borland moves from Richard Childress Racing to Germain Racing.

    http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/11/27/matt-borland-to-be-ty-dillons-crew-chief-in-2018/


    (11/26/17)

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    Drive for Diversity program gives four-time Trans Am champ Ernie Francis Jr. a shot at NASCAR

    At 19, sports car driver Ernie Francis Jr. already has the attention of Chip Ganassi and Roger Penske.

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    Anthony Sesely Preparing For Indoor Battle

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    http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-ray-black-jr-goes-full-time-with-rick-ware-racing-in-2018/

    NASCAR Cup: Ray Black Jr. goes full-time with Rick Ware Racing in 2018

    Amanda Vincent


    News from New Egypt Speedway (http://newegyptspeedway.net/):

    Saturday, December 2, 201720th Annual Fall Swap Meet & Flea Market7:30 AMFREE

    Now available options to store your equipment, choose from several plans for short and long term storage needs.

    Now available options to store your equipment, choose from several plans for short and long term storage needs.

    Secure parking located in New Egypt New Jersey
    Take advantage of a cost-effective and reliable storage space for all of your long and short term parking and storage needs.

    Updates from Bridgeport Speedway (http://www.bpspeedway.com/): 

     Gift Certificates
    November 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
    Bridgeport Speedway,
    83 Floodgate Rd
    Sweedsboro, NJ 08085 United States

          Purchase a gift certificate below that can be used for tickets, novelties, food and more at the track.  The gift certificate will be mailed to your home address after you place your order.

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    2018 Season Passes
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    Bridgeport Speedway,
    83 Floodgate Rd
    Sweedsboro, NJ 08085 United States

        Don’t miss any of the action! Save money and get your season passes to Bridgeport Speedway races! There are many different kinds of passes available. If you have any questions, click here to contact us. Prefer to fill out the season pass application and mail it to us?

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    2017 Night of Champions Awards Banquet
    January 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Logan Township Fire Hall,
    4 Steelman Ave.
    Bridgeport, NJ 08014 United States

    Come on out to our 2017 Awards banquet. Catered food, good music, and awards all night long! Tickets are $60 per person and the Cocktail hour begins at 6om When: Saturday, January 6th @ 6pm Where: Logan Township Fire Hall – 4 Steelman Ave. Bridgeport, NJ 08014   CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION FOR TICKETS

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     Blewett Feasts on Turkey Derby Trifecta at Wall Stadium

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    A look back at the 2017 season through pictures

    NBC Sports' Dustin Long shares some of the memorable photos he took during the past season. 

    http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/11/26/a-look-back-at-the-2017-season-through-pictures/

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    Let Champion's Week begin

    See your favorite drivers as you've never seen them before in Las Vegas

     https://championsweek.nascar.com/

    Courtesy Amanda Vincent

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    http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-jtg-daugherty-racing-buys-furniture-row-racing-charter/

    NASCAR Cup: JTG-Daugherty Racing buys Furniture Row Racing charter

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    Saturday Turkey Derby Results / Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/)

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    TURKEY DERBY DAY 2 RESULTS

    TOUR MODIFIEDS

    TIME TRIALS – 1 Lap – Top 20 Qualify – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, 12.023, 2. Matt Hirschman, 12.112, 3. Justin Gumley, 12.142, 4. Blake Barney, 12.146, 5. Kyle Elwood, 12. 149, 6. Brendon Bock, 12.174, 7. Ron Frees, 12.177. 8. Tyler Truex, 12.216, 9. Andrew Krause, 12.234, 10. Ronnie Williams, 12.256, 11. Dave Sapienza, 12.260, 12. Ryan Preese, 12.310, 13. Steven Reed, 12.313, 14. Derek Hopkinson, 12.319, 15. Matt Galko, 12.355, 16. Zane Zeiner, 12.374, 17. Tommy Catalano, 12.380, 18. Earl Paules, 12.388, 19. Jon Mandato, 12.396, 20. Jimmy Zacarotis, 12.407, 21. Anthony Nocella, 12.410, 22. Mitchell Dowd, 12.419, 23. Mark Bakaj, 12.458, 24. Shaun Carrig, 12.498, 25. Andy Jankowiak, 12.504, 26. Jason Treat, 12.512, 27. Tyler Rypkema, 12.551, 28. Joey Jarowitz, 12.591, 29. Rich Parker, 12.603, 30. Corey Midgett, 12.609, 31. Chase Dowling, 12.695, 32. Ken Dartch, 12.13.156, 33. DJ Macri, 13.565, DID NOT TIME DUE TO MECHANICAL FAILURE: Keith Rocco, Danny Bohn

    CONSOLATION – 12 Laps – 4 Qualify -1. Nocella, 2. Carrig, 3. Bakaj, 4. Treat, 5. Dowling, 6. Darch, 7. Jankowiak, 8. Rypkema, 9. Jarowitz, 10. Dowd, 11. Parker, 12. Macri, 13. Midgett

    FEATURE – 150 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Krause, 3. Frees, 4. Preece, 5. Elwood, 6. Hopkinson, 7. Reed, 8. Nocella, 9. Galko, 10. Zacarias, 11. Hirschman, 12. Bakaj, 13. Paules, 14. Bock, 15. Carrig, 16. Gumley, 17. Catalano, 18. Truex, 19. Barney, 20. Mandato, 21. Sapienza, 22. Williams, 23. Zeiner, 24. Treat

    FREEHOLD FORD MODIFIED

    FEATURE – 100 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Eric Mauriello, 3. Steven Reed, 4. Matt Hirschman, 5. Tim Solomito, 6. Anthony Sesely, 7. Chris Lane, 8. Blake Barney, 9. Ryan Flores, 10. Danny Bohn, 11. Zack Alspach, 12. Tommy Farrell, 13. Andrew Krause, 14. Joey Merlino, 15. Chas Okerson, 16. Derek Hopkinson, 17. Jason Hearne, 18. Marc Rogers, 19. Mike Gervais, 20. Ricky Collins, 21. Chris Reynolds, 22. Trevor Alspach, 23. Adam LaCicero, 24. Zane Zeiner

    DIRT MODIFIEDS

    FEATURE – 50 Laps – ANDREW KRAUSE, HOLMDEL, 2. Ed Dachenhausen, 3. Jeff Richardson, 4. Danny Bouc, 5. Roger Labrecte, 6. Joey Payne, 7. Jeff Parker, 8. Dakota Kessler, 9. Rich Coons, 10. Ray Demmer, 11. Chris Grbac, 12. Alonso Morales, 13. Rob Anderton, 14. John Cook, 15. Billy Lasko, 16. Scott Hulmes, 17. Ryan Krachum, 18. Chuckles Stone, 19. Mickey Kessler, 20. Jimmy Blewett

    LEGEND CARS

    FEATURE – 30 Laps – 1 MIKE ALCARO, WEST MILFORD, 2. Noah Kormer, 3. Ricky Schlick, 4. Glen Korner, 5. Richie Davidowitz, 6. Mike Fulton, 7. Rob Silver, 8. Kyle Dealaman, 9. Jeff Otto, 10. Brndon Martinez, 11. Vinny Delaney, 12. Kevin Girard, 13. Ed Chestak, 14. Brad VanHouton, 15. Todd McCullom, 16. Dennis Kurras, 17. Chris Gall, 18. Bas Squillante, 19. Anthony Colandro, 20. Mike Womack, 21. Kevin Nowak, 22. Schleigh Martinez, 23. Pat Moore, 24 Jim Sylvester


    Turkey Derby weekend @ Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/) wraps up today with pit gates opening at 10:00 a.m., practice starting at 11:00 a.m., grandstand opening and qualifying at noon and main events set for 1:00 p.m. The Legend Cars will be competing in a 40-lapper and the Factory Stocks will race in a 50-lapper. The 4 Cylinder Stocks are set for a 75-lapper on Sunday while the Dirt Outlaw Stocks and the Dirt Sportsman cars will each compete in 25-lap main events. A Demolition Derby will cap off Sunday’s action.

    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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