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Menard Takes Pole for Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage

Paul Menard will start on the pole for Friday’s Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage after laying down a qualifying time of 29.079 seconds (185.701 MPH). Menard, who went out last in the qualifying session by virtue of the fastest time in Thursday’s practice sessions, beat Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.’s fast time of 29.118 (185.452 MPH) on his first lap to take over the top starting spot. Defending race winner Brad Keselowski will start third. Joey Logano and Carl Edwards round ... Read More »

Four Nationwide Stars Have Extra Incentive Friday Night

Four Nationwide Series Drivers will be running with a little extra incentive on Friday night-$100,000 worth of incentive, to be exact. The Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage is the final race in the series’ Dash 4 Cash program, which pits the four top finishers in the Richmond race against each other for the bonus money. The program pits four drivers against each other in four races throughout the year: Daytona in July, Iowa in August, Richmond in September, and ... Read More »

KHI No More: Harvick Announces Shop For Sale, Trucks Gone In 2012, Team Dissolving Into Richard Childress Racing

One of the sport’s most successful, independent organiztions in Nationwide and Trucks will close its doors after the season. Kevin Harvick told the media at Richmond on Friday that, beyond the movement of the Nationwide operations back to Richard Childress Racing, the Truck series operations of KHI will cease after this season. The KHI race shop in Kernersville, NC is for sale and the majority of the employees will need to find employment elsewhere in 2012. Harvick said an announcement ... Read More »

Camping World Truck Series Racing returns to Rockingham Speedway

After an eight-year absence, NASCAR National Touring Series racing will once again attack the high banked corners of Rockingham Speedway when the Camping World Truck Series will host an event on April 15th, 2012. The Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 will be the first Truck race to take place at the 46 year old race track. “In 2007, we set a goal to return Rockingham Speedway to its roots,” states Andy Hillenburg, president of Rockingham Speedway. “The introduction of the ... Read More »

Ricky Carmichael wins the pole for the Good Sam Club 200

Ricky Carmichael was the fastest truck in the first practice session for the Camping World Trucks and utilized the resulting qualifying position to grab the first pole of his career. Carmichael turned a lap of 31.179 seconds for a speed of 177.812 mph. Starting outside of Carmichael will be Clint Bowyer who was just two hundredths of a second slower than Carmichael, turning a lap of 31.195 seconds and speed of 177.721 mph. The second row for tonight’s fifth annual ... Read More »

Long time auto racing writer Jerry Reigle passes away

Fronstretch is hearing that long time short track racing columnist Jerry Reigle has passed away this morning after nearly a year long battle with Cancer. Jerry was, for many years a writer for the Harrisburg Patriot, while writing columns for many other publications covering the local racing scene. Jerry recently took a position with Area Auto Racing News and was extremely active in covering local dirt track racing. Motorsports was not only his profession but his passion. Our sincerest condolences ... Read More »

Kyle Busch speeding ticket resolved

Kyle Busch received his punishment for his speeding transgression. Busch loses his drivers license for 45 days, receives a 30 day suspended jail sentence, one year of unsupervised probation, a $1,000 fine and 30 hours of community service. Read More »

David Ragan wins the pole for the 18th running of the Brickyard 400

David Ragan was the 44th of 48 cars to take to the track Saturday afternoon in qualifying for the Brickyard 400. He laid down a lap of 49.182 seconds for a speed of 182.994 mph. His speed was the fastest among the 48 qualifiers, besting outside pole sitter Kasey Kahne by 18 hundredths of a second. Kahne posted a lap of 49.200 seconds which equated to a speed of 182.927 mph. The second row is made up of Jimmie Johnson, ... Read More »

Sprint Announces $3 Million Summer Showdown

NASCAR and Sprint announced on Saturday that the Sprint Cup Series’ title sponsor will add some excitement to the dog days of summer with the Sprint Summer Showdown. The promotion, launched to celebrate the recent launch by Sprint of the HTC Evo 3D phone, will cover six races, beginning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and running through the Labor Day weekend show at Atlanta. Any driver winning at Indianapolis, Pocono Raceway, Watkins Glen International, Michigan International Speedway, or Bristol Motor Speedway ... Read More »

Newman Wins F.W. Webb 100

NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman showed that he remembers his open-wheel roots, winning the F.W Webb 100 by 1.901 seconds at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday. It was Newman’s third straight Whelan Modified Tour victory in Loudon. Todd Szegedy nipped Ron Silk for second. Matt Hirschman and Doug Coby rounded out the top 5. Points leader Rowan Pennick finished sixth, while Eric Goodale, Ron Yuhas, Jr., Ed Flemke, Jr., and Woody Pitkat completed the top 10. Read More »