Relationship with Bill Elliott put Ray Cook in ARCA car at Talladega

Many people know that Ray Cook wears many hats in racing. As a driver he has won major Dirt Late Model events such as the Hillbilly 100 and two Show-me 100s. As a promoter he runs three of dirt racing’s top regional series in the Southern Nationals, the Spring Nationals, and the Fall Nationals. And he serves as a track owner of the Tri-County Race Track near his home in Brasstown, NC. What some folks may not know is that the 47-year-old racer extraordinaire once took his talents off the dirt to compete on the massive Talladega Super Speedway in…

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Photos from the PASS Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory

Here are photos from the Pro All Star Series sanctioned Easter Bunny 150 for Super Late Models at Hickory Motor Speedway on April 20, 2019. The photos are placed in order of their finish for each driver. Please also read–> Derek Ramstrom captures wild PASS victory at Hickory Richard Allen is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association Respond to this piece on Twitter –> @RichardAllenIDR  or on Facebook –> InsideCircleTrack/Facebook

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Derek Ramstrom captures wild PASS victory at Hickory

The Pro All Stars Series for Super Late Model cars invaded the Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday to contest the 14th Annual My Computer Career Easter Bunny 150. The $5,000-to-win event lured in some of pavement short-track racing’s top veteran stars as well as an outstanding list of up-and-coming talent to compete for the top prize on the historic and worn surface of the track located in the hill country of western North Carolina. And for the second time in just over five months it was West Boylston, Mass. driver Derek Ramstrom who came away with the win. The No….

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Diverse lineup of drivers set for Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory

The 14th Annual Easter Bunny 150 for Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model cars is set to roll off on Saturday evening at Hickory Motor Speedway. The $5,000-to-win event looks to draw a diverse field of talented young up-and-coming drivers who will be doing battle with some of short-track pavement racing’s top veteran stars on the historic third-mile North Carolina track. The event will be broadcast on a Pay-Per-View basis by Speed51.com. Among those with a bit of history on their side, Preston Peltier has to be counted among the heavy favorites. The 41-year-old driver who hails from Harrisburg,…

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NASCAR needs its own version of Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is one of the most electrifying personalities in all of sports. He is one of those figures who causes people to care when they otherwise might not. Whenever he is in contention to win a golf tournament both die-hard and casual fans alike tune in hope of witnessing history being made. Whenever he is not playing well and is not in contention to win, they do not tune in. And those numbers are likely increased even more when the tournament in question is one of golf’s major championships. He also creates a general buzz that engulfs his sport….

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Michael Self scores rain-shortened ARCA win at Salem Speedway

Press Release by Charles Krall Michael Self (No. 25 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota) scored his second consecutive ARCA Menards Series victory in Sunday’s rain-shortened Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway. Self started fourth, took the lead at lap 27 and from there he dominated until Mother Nature intervened at lap 98. “I owe all of this to my Venturini Motorsports guys,” Self said in a makeshift victory celebration. “We knew yesterday we were going to have a good racecar. We didn’t have a lot of qualifying speed but we knew once the race started, especially if it was cool and…

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Kurt Busch’s value for Chevrolet may run deeper than early top-5 finishes

In a season being completely dominated by the Toyotas of Joe Gibbs Racing and the Fords of Team Penske in terms of visits to victory lane, there has been little for those who carry the Chevrolet banner to cheer about. Not only has no car sporting the “Bowtie” logo on its grille taken a checkered flag while leading the pack in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, their sightings within the top-5 have been almost as rare. With eight races in NASCAR’s premier division now in the books, all eleven Chevrolet drivers have managed to score only five top-5 finishes…

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Harold Holly Enjoying the Challenge of Transition from NASCAR to Dirt

Harold Holly has a track record of great success behind him as a crew chief in NASCAR. Now the veteran team leader is working hard to bring that same level of success to Dirt Late Model racing. The native of Pell City, Alabama currently prepares cars driven by Brandon Overton for the Rum Runner Racing team owned by former NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Joey Coulter. And in fact, the No. 2 team has already scored a significant win 2019 when Overton took the checkered flag in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series season opener at Georgia’s Screven…

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Dolly Parton, Dollywood to sponsor Tyler Reddick at Bristol

An east Tennessee legend will be represented on one of the cars competing for the win on Saturday afternoon in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race when that series rolls into the Bristol Motor Speedway for the Alsco 300. Country music superstar and Sevier County native Dolly Parton will have her likeness on the hood of Tyler Reddick’s Chevrolet while Dollywood, a theme park located in the resort town of Pigeon Forge, will have its name placed on the side of the No. 2 ride prepared by Richard Childress Racing. The RCR Twitter account posted a photo of the car on…

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Heat Races Could Solve NASCAR’s Qualifying Problems

Eventually NASCAR is going to get tired enough of all the shenanigans that have taken place so far this season during their qualifying sessions that they will institute an actual change rather than minor modifications. No doubt the sanctioning body is exhausted with having to explain why no car in a particular round posted a time or why a driver was or was not able to get on track to make a run as a result of a “clog” on pit road. It seems apparent that someone or some entity within the sport, whether it be the television networks or…

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