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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Despite ARCA disappointment, Derek Griffith garners second World Series of Asphalt crown

Derek Griffith may not live in Florida but he has certainly made himself right at home over the last two winters in the Sunshine State. For the second consecutive year, the Hudson, NH native earned the World Series of Asphalt championship in the David Rogers Super Late Model division at New Smyrna Speedway. The 24-year-old driver won three of the seven feature races contested over the course of the nine-day racing event. While Griffith’s 9th place result in the Orange Blossom 100 finale at the track located not far from the Daytona International Speedway was his worst effort of the…

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Stephen Nasse claims World Series of Asphalt finale at New Smyrna

The World Series of Asphalt wound to its conclusion on Saturday evening after nine nights of racing action. The David Rogers Super Late Model division took center stage on this final night at New Smyrna Speedway to contest the Orange Blossom 100. In the end, it was Pinellas Park, FL driver Stephen Nasse who would claim his first ever win in this event and his eighth overall career triumph in SLM competition at the World Series. It was Nasse’s second win of the weekend after having taken the Pro Late Model feature at New Smyrna on Friday night. Derek Griffith…

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Sammy Smith claims Sunday World Series SLM win at New Smyrna

While the Super Bowl was going on across the state, the 55th annual World Series of Asphalt was taking place at the New Smyrna Speedway. The Super Late Model division staged third feature on Sunday night with Sammy Smith coming away from the Florida track as the winner in a race shown live by NBC TrackPass. It was the Des Moines, Iowa driver’s first victory since joining the Donnie Wilson Racing team to drive cars produced by Rowdy Manufacturing after having driven for Kyle Busch Motorsports previously. Jesse Love was fastest in Super Late Model qualifying with a lap of…

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Derek Griffith dominates on night 2 of World Series at New Smyrna

For the second of what is scheduled to be nine nights in the 55th annual World Series of Asphalt the David Rogers Super Late Model division took to the half-mile New Smyrna Speedway. At the end of the evening, it was defending WSoA champion Derek Griffith who claimed the win in a caution free race shown live by NBC TrackPass. The New Hampshire native followed up a podium finish from Friday night with a dominating win on Saturday. Rain showers washed out qualifying so the starting lineup was set based on the previous night’s finish with an invert of the…

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Ryan Moore takes first Super Late Model feature of World Series at New Smyrna

The 55th annual World Series of Asphalt got underway on Friday night at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway. The David Rogers Super Late Model division took to the historic track for the first time in this year’s version of SpeedWeeks in a race shown live by NBC TrackPass. After an intense and sometimes chaotic evening of racing, it was former World Series champion Ryan Moore who scored the win and earned early bragging rights among his competitors. Jett Noland was fastest in Super Late Model qualifying with a lap of 17.581 seconds around the half-mile paved oval. That effort topped Jacob…

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