Stewart Friesen to go Dirt Late Model racing in 2021

In a story reported by DirtonDirt.com, it has been revealed that NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Stewart Friesen will compete in select Dirt Late Model races during the 2021 season. The 37-year-old Canadian has long been one of the top racers in the Big Block Modified division that contests events on dirt primarily in the northeastern portion of the United States. According to his website, Friesen has won more than 275 Modified and Sprint Car feature races during his career. Friesen has won two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events, both coming in 2019. One of those victories was…

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Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway still working toward NASCAR dates

The Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway was once a staple on the NASCAR schedule. The .596-mile paved oval hosted the NASCAR Cup Series from 1958 when Joe Weatherly captured the checkered flag in a 100-mile event until 1984 when Geoffrey Bodine was the last to earn a win in the sport’s top division on the historic track. The NASCAR Xfinity Series raced there on an irregular basis from 1984 to 2000 and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series staged events in the state capital of Tennessee from 1996 to 2000. The track recently hosted the All-American 400, one of pavement short track…

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Jeremy Clements Racing seeking sponsorship going forward

Jeremy Clements is used to fighting uphill battles. The Spartanburg, SC native has long competed against some of NASCAR’s power organizations by running full time on the Xfinity Series with his single-car operation run out of his family’s Dirt Late Model racing engine shop. And now, the 35-year-old racer faces another challenge after it was announced that Jeremy Clements Racing and longtime sponsor Repairables.com are parting ways. JCR and Repairables.com have been together for ten years and have seen their share of success as a pairing. Clements has compiled 23 top-ten Xfinity finishes over the course of his career, including…

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Kyle Larson set for return to racing with WoO Sprint Cars

Kyle Larson has completed the sensitivity training that had been required of him following an incident in which he used a racial slur on a broadcast channel open to the public while competing in an online virtual race. Since that blunder, the 27-year-old winner of six NASCAR Cup Series events has been fired as the driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing. Even though he has completed the mandatory training, Larson remains under indefinite suspension by NASCAR. However, Larson will return to racing action this Friday night as he is listed among the entrants for an upcoming…

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Ty Majeski to drive Niece Motorsports truck in 2020

On Monday night Ty Majeski appeared to be on his way to one of the biggest Late Model wins of his career until he found himself turned and heading toward the inside retaining wall during a late race restart at Florida’s Five Flags Speedway in the 52nd annual Snowball Derby. Instead of a carer-defining win, the Wisconsin driver ended his night with a battered race car and a 14th place finish. On Tuesday, Majeski’s fortunes turned as it was announced in a press release on NieceMotorsports.com that he would drive on a full-time basis for Niece Motorsports during the 2020…

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Stewart Friesen to campaign Toyota trucks in search of 2020 NGOTS title

Fresh off his first NASCAR Playoffs Championship 4 appearance last month at the Homestead-Miami Speedway driver Stewart Friesen and his Halmar-Friesen Racing team have announced a partnership with Toyota that will set the Canadian driver up for another run at the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series title in 2020. The No. 52 trucks will be purchased through Kyle Busch Motorsports and will be housed in a shop located in Statesville, NC. according to a press release posted on StewartFriesen.net on Tuesday. In previous seasons, HFR had campaigned Chevrolet trucks out of the GMS Racing stables. The 36-year-old Friesen…

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Chase Elliott suffers engine failure in Martinsville practice

It did not take long for one of the contenders in the NASCAR Playoffs to suffer a significant issue during preparation for the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Chase Elliott just slipped into the ‘Round of 8’ with a late rally last weekend at the Kansas Speedway which ultimately placed the popular driver in the sixth spot in the current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings. But after just five laps of practice on Saturday morning smoke and flames came belching from underneath the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet which caused the car to slow to a stop on…

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Mike Marlar set to make Xfinity Series debut in Richmond

For the second time in 2019 driver Mike Marlar will be making a NASCAR debut. On Friday night at the Richmond Raceway the Winfield, Tenn. native will try something he has not previously done before in his extensive racing career as he plans to make his debut with the NASCAR Xfinity Series in the Go Bowling 250. The entry list for this weekend’s event in the capital city of Virginia shows that the 41-year-old Marlar is listed as the driver of a car which is prepared out of the Motorsports Business Management team shops. George Church is listed as the…

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Oh so close, Hamlin spoils upset bid for Bristol win

The unthinkable nearly happened at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night. A driver, who was informed he was losing his ride, almost picked up his first career win in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. Instead, Denny Hamlin spoiled the party to pick up the win. Matt DiBenedetto was informed earlier in the week he would no longer be the driver of the #95 Levine Family Racing Toyota for the 2020 season. Since the team has an affiliation with Joe Gibbs Racing, rumors persisted for weeks that DiBenedetto was in danger of losing his ride to either Christopher Bell or…

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Mike Marlar Set to Drive NASCAR Truck at Eldora

The entry list posted on the NASCAR-themed Jayski.com website for the upcoming 7th annual Eldora Dirt Derby event for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Trucks Series shows that veteran Dirt Late Model competitor Mike Marlar is listed as the driver for the No. 33 Reaume Brothers Racing Toyota Tundra. It had been previously announced that the Winfield, Tenn. native will also wheel a Big-Block Modified in the SuperDIRTcar Series race at the famed track located in Rossburg, OH on Wednesday evening. Marlar is a two-time winner of the prestigious Knoxville Late Model Nationals held annually at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville,…

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