NASCAR deserves credit for bringing its season back to life

The checkered flag at the end of Saturday’s Drydene 311(Part I) at Dover International Speedway did more than simply signify that Denny Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team had earned their sixth win of the 2020 season. The waving of that flag also served to indicate that the NASCAR Cup Series was back on schedule as had been originally planned by the series months ago. Had there been no coronavirus outbreak, the schedule would have called for a tour stop in Dover on Sunday. And as of now, the plan is for the NASCAR Cup Series to contest…

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Jared Fryar, Bubba Pollard go to CARS Tour victory lane at Franklin County

Story provided by CARS Tour CALLAWAY, Va. (Aug. 22, 2020) – Jared Fryar outdueled Mike Looney in a phenomenal finish while Bubba Pollard made a late race pass on Sammy Smith in the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour AutosByNelson.com 250 at Franklin County Speedway in Callaway, Virginia on Saturday night. Fryar and Looney swapped the lead multiple times during the final laps in a physical battle for the win in the CARS Late Model Stock Tour feature. Fryar ultimately prevailed, passing Looney entering turn three on the race’s last lap. “That was tough right there,” Fryar said in victory lane….

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Sam Mayer tames the Monster Mile

ARCA Press Release DOVER, Del. — It wasn’t the dominating, championship coronation performance of a year ago. But Friday’s win at Dover International Speedway was just as satisfying for Sam Mayer. Mayer drove his No. 18 Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation Chevrolet past race leader Ty Gibbs with 20 laps to go and rolled to the win in the General Tire 125. The 17-year-old from Franklin, Wisconsin, strengthened his hold on the ARCA Menards Series East championship lead with his second win in three races this season. He became just the third driver to win back-to-back East races at the Monster…

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Kyle Larson tests Dirt Late Model

Without question, one of the hottest racing drivers in all of America, if not the world, is Kyle Larson. Since being expelled from his NASCAR Cup Series ride with Chip Ganassi Racing during the coronavirus-related shutdown, the Elk Grove, California native has gone on a tear across the Sprint Car racing world scoring dozens of feature wins on both the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions. And now it looks as if the driver nicknamed “Yung Money” might be looking to take his talents to the Dirt Late…

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Michael Self wins historic ARCA event on Daytona Road Course

BYSTAFF REPORTS WWW.ARCARACING.COM AUGUST 15, 2020 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Michael Self has already proven he could conquer the superspeedway at Daytona International Speedway. Back in February, he won the season opener at “The World Center of Racing” for the second time. Friday night, he added an historic first to his racing resume. Self completed a unique season sweep in the General Tire 100 at the DAYTONA Road Course, conquering the 14-turn, 3.61-mile configuration in the ARCA Menards Series’ inaugural foray. It marked the ninth career series win for the 29-year-old from Park City, Utah, who extended his championship points…

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Must win time for retiring Jimmie Johnson?

Just a few short years ago it would have seemed silly to think that Jimmie Johnson would ever be in a position that might lead to him missing out on the NASCAR Playoffs. But that is exactly where the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion finds himself, for the second consecutive season, as the cutoff for the ten-race stretch that will determine the 2020 title looms. With four races remaining before the sixteen drivers who will compete for the sport’s top prize are finalized, the driver who has announced that he will retire from full-time competition at the end of this…

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Trevor Bayne looking to get back into racing

Trevor Bayne’s rise through the ranks of racing was a meteoric one that took the Knoxville, Tenn. native all the way to the pinnacle of the sport as he became the youngest driver to ever win the biggest event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule. The then 20-year-old driver scored a popular although improbable victory in the 2011 Daytona 500 in the famed Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Ford. However, no more victories came at the top level of stock car racing for the personable driver. As a result, Bayne found himself out of a ride when he parted ways…

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Riley Herbst doesn’t settle for second in Michigan ARCA race

BYJASON CHRISTLEY WWW.ARCARACING.COM AUGUST 9, 2020 BROOKLYN, Mich. — It had been a while since Riley Herbst had been to Victory Lane. The 21-year-old from Las Vegas felt it was way too long, and Sunday he was able to rectify that. Herbst’s No 18 Monster/Terrible Hrbst/ORCA Toyota led the final 33 laps in winning the VizCom 200 at Michigan International Speedway. It was Herbst second career ARCA Menards Series win, but first at any level of NASCAR national series, or ARCA Menards, East or West since that victory at Pocono Raceway on June 9, 2017. RELATED: VizCom 200 Results |…

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Matthew Craig Now Among the Top Stars in Short Track Racing

Matthew Craig is quickly establishing himself as one of the top Late Model stars in all of short track pavement racing. The Kannapolis, NC driver currently sits atop the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour Super Late Model standings as he looks to defend the championship he won in that series last season. Aside from that title, the 21-year-old was the champion of the now eliminated PASS South Tour for three consecutive seasons between 2016 and 2018. Craig most recently notched another victory in the CARS Tour-sanctioned Cloer Construction 250 at the historic Hickory(NC) Motor Speedway to go along with his…

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Jonathan Findley scores CARS Tour victory at Dominion

Story provided by CARS Tour THORNBURG, Va. (Aug. 8, 2020) – Jonathan Findley held the field off on a late race restart in Saturday night’s Radley Chevrolet 125 at Dominion Raceway to earn his first career Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour victory at his home track. Findley, who made his series debut a year ago and moved to Lee Faulk Racing and Development in the offseason, knew that his cars were capable of winning races, which is why he felt relieved when he crossed the start-finish line first. “It feels so good to do this in front of my friends…

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