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Daytona to Dirt: Stewart Friesen, Ken Schrader Shine in Bizarre Double Duties

The return of weekday micro racing to Millbridge Speedway saw the ranks of NASCAR regulars racing on clay swell in this week’s edition of Daytona to Dirt.

Lawless Alan

The Truck Series regular contested the wingless micro sprint division at Millbridge Speedway in North Carolina Wednesday (Aug. 16), transferring into the feature via a third-place run in the B-main.

Alan may have regretted starting said feature though, as the last five laps of the race proved highly eventful, with Alan spinning to bring out a caution inside of five to go and then going upside down in a multi-car collision with two laps to go. Alan was uninjured.

Stewart Friesen

The Truck Series regular pulled an unusual form of double duty at Utica-Rome Speedway in New York Saturday night, running his traditional northeast modified and a winged 410 sprint car.

Friesen had a stellar night in both divisions, winning the modified feature and improving from 11th to fourth in the sprint car A-main. The seven positions gained also made Friesen the hard charger of the race.

Daniel Hemric

The Xfinity Series regular contested the wingless micro division at Millbridge Wednesday and demonstrated just how important a single lap can be. Holding a transfer spot in his heat race for the entire event, Hemric spun himself on the white-flag lap, burying himself in a B-main where he never threatened to transfer to the feature.

Kasey Kahne

The former Cup Series regular contested the High Limit Racing Series event at Huset’s Speedway in South Dakota Tuesday night, comfortably qualifying for the A-main but falling from 11th to 15th during the feature event, a race that saw Kahne take a mid-race tumble.

Kahne then ran with the World of Outlaws all weekend as part of the Jackson Nationals, qualifying for all three features but failing to crack the top 10 in any of them.

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Kyle Larson

The Cup Series regular raced with his own High Limit tour at Huset’s Tuesday, but an uncharacteristically slow qualifying run kept him from challenging for the race win. Still, Larson’s 17th to sixth charge during the feature was a strong result that kept him atop the series points standings.

Jesse Love

The current ARCA points leader rebounded from a disappointing qualifying run in the wingless micro division at Millbridge Wednesday night, posting a strong seventh-to-fourth run in the pole dash before securing a third-place result in the A-main.

Ken Schrader

The former Cup Series regular wasted no time this weekend, returning from a race date in Canada to haul his limited modified to Tri-City Speedway in Illinois Friday night, securing hard charger honors by going from 14th to fourth in the A-main.

Ramp truck truck and b-mod to Tri-City Speedway last night. 38 cars there, started 14th in feature and finished 4th….

Posted by Ken Schrader Racing Inc. on Saturday, August 19, 2023

Schrader then headed for the Illinois State Fair and pulled double duty in Springfield over the weekend, winning his heat race and finishing 12th in the DIRTcar sportsman division before posting a top-10 finish in Sunday’s ARCA race at the same track.

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Kenny Wallace

The former Cup Series regular, in his own words, “ran bad” in the UMP modified feature at Tri-City Friday night, fading from first to sixth in the A-main after winning his heat race due to some bad adjustments. Never short of words, Wallace recounted his night.

“Coffee with Kenny”Wallace ran bad at Tri-City Speedway 😳

Posted by Kenny Wallace on Sunday, August 20, 2023

Jack Wood

The part-time Truck Series regular had an uneventful night in wingless micro competition at Millbridge Wednesday night, but uneventful also translated into failing to transfer from either his heat race or the B-main.

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