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Lincoln Once Played Strong Role In Auto Racing

LINCOLN MAN: Jim Roper won the first NASCAR Strictly Stock race in 1949 in a Lincoln. (NASCAR Photo)

Since Dwight Eisenhower’s first term in the White House, the Lincoln brand has had little involvement in motorsports.

Blewett Gobbles Up Turkey Derby

JimmY Blewett won the tour-type modified portion of the Turkey Derby Saturday at Wall Stadium in Wall Township, N.J. (Steve Peters Photo)

Jimmy Blewett saw no need for diplomacy or political correctness as he faced the raucous standing room only crowd at the reopened Wall Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Turkey Derby Full Of Tradition

LEFTOVER TURKEY: Competitors crash into each other during the 1996 Turkey Derby. (Steve Peters Photo)

For 34 years, racers and fans have put the leftover stuffing and cranberry sauce in the fridge and trekked to the third-mile Wall Township Speedway (originally Wall Stadium) for the asphalt modified institution known as the Turkey Derby.

Herb Harvey Made Junkyard Into His Own Dirt Track

HERB'S PLACE: Mike Colsten was among the regular competitors at Pennsylvania's Herb Harvey Speedway. (Photo Courtesy Program Dynamics)

Junkyard owner Herb Harvey built a dirt track next to a swamp in Lemon Township, north of Tunkhannock, Pa., and having no false modesty, named it after himself.

Johnson King At Five Mile

Johnson King At Five Mile

KIRKWOOD, N.Y. — Danny Johnson won the battle, but Stewart Friesen won the war Saturday night at Five Mile Point Speedway.

ROBINSON: While Imperfect, Chase Does Create Unexpected Results

Al Robinson

When any sport adopts a playoff system, it promotes the unexpected. That’s the whole purpose, from a business standpoint, to keep the…

Bowyer Rockets Up Standings

Bowyer Rockets Up Standings

LOUDON, N.H. — After the first Chase race, Denny Hamlin leads Clint Bowyer by 35 points, Kevin Harvick by 45, Kyle Busch by 62…

Bowyer Starts Chase A Winner

Bowyer Starts Chase A Winner

LOUDON, N.H. — Clint Bowyer dominated Sunday’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for more than 200 laps, then seemingly saw it slip…

Busch Holds Off Buescher

Busch Holds Off Buescher

LOUDON, N.H. — Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick had Saturday’s 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway all to themselves until Harvick forced Busch…

Pittman The Best At Port Royal

Pittman The Best At Port Royal

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Darryn Pittman dominated a small but talented sprint car field, Scott Haus turned back the best a full field of…


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