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Frank Kimmel and Kyle Benjamin visit Victory Lane at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis

Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis once again hosted Speedfest this week and it culminated with races for ARCA and CRA on Friday night. After a 75 race winless drought, Frank Kimmel finally put his new ThorSport team in the Winner’s Circle for his 75th win of his career. Kimmel held off Brennan Poole, who mounted a spirited charge with fresh tires over the final 30 laps along with a late charge by Kevin Swindell after a late race caution. Kimmel ... Read More »

Stefanik Nips Silk at Checkers to Win Town Fair Tire 100

Ron Silk dominated the first 60 laps of the Town Fair Tire 100 in the NASCAR Whelan Modified Tour, but fell just inches short from winning the race from the pole as seven-time series champion Mike Stefanik nipped Silk’s No. 6 Modified at the checkers. Doug Coby, Eric Beers, and last year’s winner Todd Szegedy rounded out the top 5. The first half of the race featured numerous cautions, and Silk easily led, but the game changed as the laps ... Read More »

New Hampshire Towns Pair With Drivers for a Chance at $20,000 for Education

New Hampshire Motor Speedway announced the “Race to Benefit Education” as a part of the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Weekend. 26 Sprint Cup drivers were paired with 13 of the state’s largest towns and cities, and if one of them wins on Sunday, the town they represent will win $20,000 for its schools. The program was conceived as a way to get local towns excited about racing at NHMS and for the track to give back to the New Hampshire ... Read More »

Kyle Busch Will Start LENOX Industrial Tools 300 From Pole

Kyle Busch was fast all day long on Friday, leading the only Sprint Cup practice of the day as well as the final practice session for Saturday’s 200-lap Nationwide Series race. And despite almost slapping the wall on his qualifying lap, Busch topped the charts there, too. Busch will start from the pole on Sunday at New Hampshire, where track position is a huge advantage. It’s Busch’s ninth career pole and his first at New Hampshire His 28.548-second lap bested ... Read More »

Silk Takes Pole for Town Fair Tire 100

Defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ron Silk will start the Town Fair Tire 100 from the pole after turning a lap around New Hampshire Motor Speedway in just 29.492 seconds in his Reynolds Auto Wrecking/Schnitzer Modified. That’s less than a second off of Kyle Busch’s Sprint Cup pole speed. Ryan Preece, Doug Coby, Eric Berndt, and Sprint Cup regular Ryan Newman round out the top 5. The rest of the top 10 includes rookie Keith Rocco, Bryon Chew, Rowan ... Read More »

Whelan Modified Tour Practice Results

The NASCAR Whelan Modified Tour completed its only practice session for the Town Fair Tire 100 on Friday morning. Donny Lia led the pack with a 29.338-second lap, good for 129.825 miles per hour. Defending series champion Ron Silk was second with a lap time of 29.451. Series veteran and 2008 champ Ted Christopher was third on the chats with a time of 29.594 seconds, while fourth on the day was Bryon Chew at 29.566 seconds. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ... Read More »

Kenseth Leaving Roush After 2012 Being Replaced by Stenhouse, Jr.

Jack Roush announced on Tuesday that Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. will be competing full-time for the 2013 Cup Series championship. In conjunction with Stenhouse’s move to Cup, 2003 series champion and 2-time Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth will be parting ways with Roush Fenway Racing at the conclusion of the 2012 racing season. “Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has more than proved his abilities on the race track,” said team co-owner Jack Roush. “We feel that he is not only a key piece ... Read More »

Goodyear to replace left side tires for Sprint Cup race after Friday practice sessions shows blistering

Based on the higher than expected speeds NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams ran in pre-race practice on the newly repaved Michigan International Speedway, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has decided to change its left-side tire recommendation for Sunday’s race. In the final Sprint Cup practice on Friday afternoon, #16-Greg Biffle ran an average speed in excess of 204 mph for his fastest lap. For comparison’s sake, when Goodyear tested at Michigan in preparation for this race on April 3-4, ... Read More »

Kyle Busch wins Prelude to the Dream after sustaining damage during qualifying

Kyle Busch ran the Prelude to the Dream for the first time in 2007. He looked to be on his way to a win but lost out to Tony Stewart. In subsequent years he finished 10th, 3rd, 4th and 4th. Busch made no secret about the fact that he wanted to win the annual charity race and has been fielding a Scott Bloomquist chassis for years in an attempt to make it happen. This year, thanks to a heat race ... Read More »

Kasey Kahne wins 53rd Annual Coca-Cola 600

Kasey Kahne led the Coca-Cola 600 six different times for 96 total laps, including the last one. As a result he scored his third victory in the annual Memorial Day weekend race and his fourth overall win at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kahne started the race in the seventh position but did not take the lead until the 220th lap. Kahne beat Denny Hamlin to the finish line by 4.295 seconds. The third place finisher was Kyle Busch who beat Greg ... Read More »