Kyle Larson heaps praise on Donny Schatz following Brad Doty Classic victory

It goes without saying that Kyle Larson is one of the top racers in the world. And on Tuesday night at Attica Raceway Park, he again showed the prowess that has caused such accolades to be bestowed on him. So it would seem to make sense to assume that when Larson speaks, young racers will listen. In victory lane on Tuesday night at Ohio’s Attica Raceway Park, the defending NASCAR Cup Series champion pointed to another driver who he believes all racers should seek to emulate. The soon to be 30-year-old driver from Elk Grove, California made a strong move…

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William Byron looking to do more grassroots racing following New Smyrna win

Over the past year or so, NASCAR Cup Series drivers from the Hendrick Motorsports stable have been branching out into to other forms of motorsports. Of course, Kyle Larson has led the way as the reigning champion is frequently seen ripping around dirt tracks all across the country in Midgets, Sprint Cars and Late Models. Also, 2020 champ Chase Elliott has followed suit with expanded participation in Midget racing and pavement Late Model competition. Over the past two weeks, Alex Bowman has made debut starts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the FloRacing All…

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NASCAR stars set to take on record-setting field in Chili Bowl Nationals

The world’s largest indoor Midget Sprint Car race is set to be contested from January 10 through January 15 on the 1/5 mile Tulsa Expo Raceway, a dirt oval fashioned inside the SageNet Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Already a record number of 388 entries(as of Jan. 3) have been received by event organizers for the 36th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. Not only will the best Midget drivers and teams be among those in competition but many of the top racing drivers in the world from all forms of motorsports are expected to take part, including several stars from…

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How long will the ‘Kyle Larson Effect’ be felt in dirt racing?

There is little doubt that all forms of dirt racing have, over the past two years, received more attention within the world of motorsports than at any other time in history. Mentions of dirt races have been made during NASCAR television and radio broadcasts as well as in racing related news shows and various other types of programing. And more, social media posts by the sport’s biggest stars and most followed accounts have brought racing on clay to the forefront. Whether it be Late Models, Sprint Cars or Modifieds, there has probably never been a time when the names of…

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Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott taking part in USAC’s Hangtown 100

Two of racing’s biggest stars are participating this weekend in the USAC-sanctioned Hangtown 100 race for Midget Sprint Cars. And it’s not just any high-profile drivers taking part in the event held at California’s Placerville Speedway, it’s the two most recent NASCAR Cup Series champions who are hitting the quarter-mile dirt track for competition. The Hangtown 100 is part of the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Championship Series. Kyle Larson entered the weekend as the defending champion of the Hangtown 100 from the last time the event was contested back in 2019. And more, the 2021 Cup Series titlist unveiled…

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Stewart Friesen positioning himself for multiple championships

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will end its regular season on Saturday on the road course at Watkins Glen International. When the checkered flag waves on the ‘United Rentals 176 at the Glen’, the NASCAR Playoffs field will be set for the seven-race run to the championship. There are seven drivers already locked into the playoff field with three spots still in question. While drivers Carson Hocevar, Stewart Friesen and Chandler Smith are positioned well going into the deciding race, they are not yet assured of a place. But one of those three drivers goes into the weekend with…

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Scott Bloomquist set for SRX run at Knoxville Raceway

The Superstar Racing Experience made its debut this past weekend at the Stafford Speedway with local hero Doug Coby scoring the win on the asphalt-surfaced Connecticut track noted primarily for Modified racing. The new racing tour which will feature both active and retired drivers from various disciplines of the sport will be conducted on a variety of short tracks in a total of six races run on six consecutive weekends. Paved tracks as well as dirt-surfaced venues will serve as the sites of those events. The SRX is spearheaded by former NASCAR crew chief and team owner Ray Evernham with…

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Kyle Larson wowed by first trip to Tazewell Speedway

Most people are quite amazed when they see the Tazewell Speedway for the first time. The third-mile dirt track which features incredibly steep banking has long been loved by fans for its high speed excitement. At the same, some competitors also love the facility referred to as ‘The Bad Fast Taz’ while others who race there have a very different opinion of the clay oval. Count NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Larson among those who loves racing on the track located in the upper northeastern corner of Tennessee. The Elk Grove, CA driver made his first trip to Tazewell on…

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Cup Series champions lead NASCAR contingent into Bristol Dirt Nationals

There will certainly be no shortage of star power in the Karl’s Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals during the coming week at the famed Bristol Motor Speedway. No fewer than three former NASCAR Cup Series champions as well as a former Daytona 500 winner and the hottest name in all of racing will be among the drivers competing on the clay covered high banks of the track located in the northeastern corner of Tennessee. When the decision was made to cover the normally concrete-surfaced half-mile track with dirt for the purpose of hosting NASCAR’s first Cup Series dirt race since the…

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Ty Majeski’s mastery of Rattler 250 continues

One of Pavement Super Late Model racing’s most historic events took place on Sunday afternoon at the South Alabama Speedway. When all was said and done at the Kinston, AL track, the 45th annual Rattler 250 was won by Wisconsin driver Ty Majeski. It was his fourth win and second consecutive in this prestigious event that was shown live by Speed51.com. Stephen Nasse earned the pole for the main event by setting fast time in qualifying by turning a lap in 15.148 seconds around the 4/10 mile paved oval to top Hunter Robbins, Ty Majeski, Jett Noland, Derek Griffith, Sammy…

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