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Mike Neff
What is it that Mike Neff doesn’t do? The writer, radio contributor and racetrack announcer coordinates the site’s local short track coverage, hitting up Saturday Night Specials across the country while tracking the sport’s future racing stars. The writer for our signature Sprint Cup post-race column, Thinkin’ Out Loud (Mondays) also sits down with Cup crew chiefs to talk shop every Thursday with Tech Talk. Mike works as track announcer for Millbridge Speedway and East Lincoln Speedway, local bullrings based outside of Charlotte, and pops up everywhere from Athlon Sports to SIRIUS XM Radio.
Devin Gilpin Scores Third Victory of 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Season at Atomic Speedway

Devin Gilpin Scores Third Victory of 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Season at Atomic Speedway

By Jordan Morris CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — July 16, 2014 — Devin Gilpin claimed his third victory of the 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals after recapturing the lead with 10-laps remaining en route to securing the $1,000 checkered flag at Atomic Speedway. Gilpin led the field to the green-flag with Cody Parker starting to his outside. Gilpin jumped out to an early lead as Parker faded through the field, surrendering second-place to Jackie Boggs, who started just behind the leaders ... Read More »

Brian Shirley Dominates Atomic Speedway for Third Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season

Brian Shirley Dominates Atomic Speedway for Third Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season

By Jordan Morris CHILLICOTHE, Ohio. — July 16, 2014 — 2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley survived an over-heating engine en route to dominating all 40-laps and claiming the $5,000 checkered flag Wednesday night at Atomic Speedway. Shirley started the feature event in the third position behind front-row starters Duane Chamberlain and Delmas Conley. On the races opening lap, Shirley quickly made his way to the lead by rocketing around both drivers before either had a chance to lead ... Read More »

Tech Talk with Doug Randolph for Eldora: Shaker Screens, Truck Arms, Tear-Offs and Track Moisture

Tech Talk with Doug Randolph for Eldora: Shaker Screens, Truck Arms, Tear-Offs and Track Moisture

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is off this weekend and, for the second year in a row, the Truck Series is headed to Eldora Speedway for the only NASCAR national touring series race on dirt. Last year there were many lessons learned and this year will certainly hold more. In an effort to understand some of them, Tech Talk visits this week with Doug Randolph, the crew chief for Tyler Reddick this coming week at the Mudsummer Classic. Randolph has ... Read More »

Preston Peltier Ends PASS South Drought With Hard Fought Win At Southern National

Preston Peltier Ends PASS South Drought With Hard Fought Win At Southern National

By Alan Dietz KENLY, NC (July 12) – Preston Peltier survived a furious battle with Tyler Church and Jared Irvan in the Southern National 150 to claim his first Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win in over a year Saturday night at Southern National Motorsports Park. The win was Peltier’s first since winning the 2013 Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway and pushed his PASS South career wins total to 11, tops among all drivers. ... Read More »

Anderson Bowen Wins a Thriller at Gresham Motorsports Park

Anderson Bowen Wins a Thriller at Gresham Motorsports Park

Last-Lap Pass on Defending Champion Hemric Gives Bowen First Win From Southern Super Series Anderson Bowen led his first two laps of the 2014 Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco season Saturday night in the Sunoco 125 presented by Schoenfeld Headers. Those happened to be the most important laps – the last two. Bowen edged out 2013 SSS champion Daniel Hemric when the white flag flew and again at the checkered at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Georgia. Bowen and ... Read More »

Shannon Babb Dominates Vermilion County Speedway for Fourth Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season

Shannon Babb Dominates Vermilion County Speedway for Fourth Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season

By Jordan Morris DANVILLE, Ill. — July 13, 2014 — Three-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Shannon Babb continued the back-and-forth battle for victories with six-time champion Billy Moyer Sunday night, as he dominated Vermilion County Speedway for his fourth checkered flag of the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season. Jason Feger started the 40-lap feature event from the pole-position with points-leader Shannon Babb starting to his outside. Feger would fail to lead the opening lap as Babb powered his way to ... Read More »

Thinkin’ Out Loud – New Hampshire – Keselowski Turns the Competition Redd

Thinkin’ Out Loud – New Hampshire – Keselowski Turns the Competition Redd

Key Moment - The Penske cars were both strong at New Hampshire, with Brad Keselowski being the strongest. Joey Logano was looking better as the race progressed and seemed to be poised to make Keselowski earn his win when the the two teammates caught Morgan Shepherd to put him yet another lap down. Shepherd slid up in the corner as Logano went past and wrecked the second place runner out of the event. From then on it was a foregone ... Read More »

Jacob Poel Captures Seventh Victory of 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Vermilion County Speedway

Jacob Poel Captures Seventh Victory of 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Vermilion County Speedway

By Jordan Morris DANVILLE, Ill. — July 13, 2014 — Red-hot Jacob Poel continued to dominate Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals action on Sunday night as he led the races final 15-laps en route to claiming his series-leading seventh checkered flag of the season. 22 Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds roared into the 3/8-mile oval located in western Illinois, near the state-line with Indiana, with championship leader Mike Harrison capturing the pole for the 25-lap feature event. Harrison failed to lead ... Read More »

Billy Moyer Claims Back-to-Back Victories in 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Action at 34 Raceway

Billy Moyer Claims Back-to-Back Victories in 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Action at 34 Raceway

By Jordan Morris BURLINGTON, Iowa. — July 12, 2014 — One night after claiming his series-leading 87th career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory, six-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Billy Moyer led the final 14 laps en route to capturing his 88th career checkered flag Saturday night at 34 Raceway. Moyer captured the pole-position for the 40-lap feature event over local driver Chris Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa. On the race’s opening lap, Simpson shot around Moyer who struggled to get going, as ... Read More »

Jacob Poel Dominates Farmer City Raceway for Sixth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory of 2014

Jacob Poel Dominates Farmer City Raceway for Sixth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory of 2014

By Jordan Morris FARMER CITY, Ill. — July 11, 2014 — Jacob Poel captured his sixth victory of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Friday night at Farmer City Raceway in dominating fashion as he led flag-to-flag en route to securing the $1,000 payday. Poel, who last won Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway, started the 25-lap feature event on the outside of pole-sitter Nick Allen. Poel rocketed around Allen on the start of the race as he captured ... Read More »