Race Weekend Central

Daytona to Dirt: Stewart Friesen Puts Super in DIRTcar, Wallace to Gateway Nats

NASCAR’s trip to the Lone Star State did not stop many of its regulars from hitting the dirt over the past week.

Lawless Alan

The Truck Series competitor contested the wingless micro sprint division at Millbridge Speedway in North Carolina Wednesday night (Sept. 20) and endured an eventful feature, involved in two incidents en route to a 15th-place finish.

Dave Blaney

The former Cup Series regular contested the World of Outlaws sprint car feature at Sharon Speedway in Ohio Saturday night, posting a seventh-place finish that ironically was his worst finish of the season in 410 sprint competition at Sharon.

Chase Briscoe

The Cup Series regular contested the wingless micro sprint division at Millbridge Wednesday, finishing seventh in the A-main.

Ross Chastain

The Cup Series regular contested the wingless micro sprint division at Millbridge Wednesday and struggled in the A-main, dropping from his 10th-place starting spot almost immediately and getting collected in an incident inside of 10 laps to go en route to finishing 16th.

Stewart Friesen

The Truck Series regular enjoyed a big weekend racing his northeast modified at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in New York Friday and Saturday nights. After scoring a top-10 finish in Friday’s 358 modified feature, Friesen struck big in the Super DIRTcar Series Saturday night, leading all 115 laps of the feature event to score a five-figure payday and, perhaps more importantly, lock himself into the Super DIRT Week finale feature at Oswego Speedway next month.

Kasey Kahne

The former Cup Series regular contested both winged sprint car features as part of the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway Friday and Saturday night. Kahne qualified for A-mains with both the World of Outlaws and the All-Star Circuit of Champions, finishing 21st and 14th in the two features, respectively.

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Jesse Love

The current ARCA Racing Series points leader enjoyed a strong Wednesday night in his wingless micro sprint at Millbridge, finishing second in both his heat race and the pole dash before leading the opening 12 laps of the A-main. Love was unable to keep eventual race winner Brent Crews at bay and had to settle for a runner-up feature finish as well.

Ken Schrader

The former Cup Series regular contested the the Econo Mod division at the Federated Auto Parts Showdown at Sharon Speedway in Ohio Saturday night, the support class on the night of the World of Outlaws. Schrader had a strong fifth-to-second run in his heat race before finishing sixth in the main event.

Kenny Wallace

The former Cup Series regular wasn’t able to race this weekend after rain forced the cancelation of two nights of modified racing at the Tri-City Speedway in Illinois. However, Wallace did make the news this week after being invited to contest the modified division of the Gateway Dirt Nationals in December of this year.

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