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FUZI: Pitside Chatter

Darcie Fuzi

For Winfield, Tenn.’s Mike Marlar, cars have been as much a part of everyday life as breathing since infancy.

FUZI: Pitside Chatter

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When you take a look at the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series roster, the names of several of dirt late model racing’s best are immediately apparent.

FUZI: Pitside Chatter

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Some individuals wonder for years what career path they should take, others know from the time they first taste dirt on their lips from the grandstands on a summer weekend what their life’s passion will be

FUZI: Ballou Making Strides In Midwest

Darcie Fuzi

For Robert Ballou, racing a sprint car under the California sun was as natural as walking or kicking a ball. The Rocklin, Calif., native was driving a race car when other kids his age were only racing hot wheels.

FUZI: Darland Is The ‘People’s Champ’

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A steady rumble of applause generally accompanies Dave Darland’s Steve and Carla Phillips’ black No. 71p when it hits the track in USAC sprint car competition. But that’s standard procedure for the driver known the “People’s Champ.”

FUZI: Pitside Chatter

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Some drivers love to race. Others live to race. And a select few actually make racing history. Brett the “Hoosier Rocket” Mann is one of those few. For more than 25 years his signature No. 19 sprint car has been at the front of the pack

FUZI: Pitside Chatter

Darcie Fuzi

What started as “Kid Rocket,” a play on words, for the son of Rocket chassis pioneer Mark Richards quickly became the perfect explanation of young Josh Richards’ talent

FUZI: Landers Is Making His Mark

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For Jared Landers, childhood was filled with cars, horsepower and dirty Saturday nights. The Benton, Ark., native grew up loving sprint-car racing. His father Lance owned Landers GMC and sponsored area sprint-car teams.

FUZI: Babb Loves The Hell Tour

Darcie Fuzi

Appropriately named The Hell Tour, the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals is hot, grueling and incredibly intense

FUZI: Pitside Chatter

Darcie Fuzi

When thinking of the title “Veteran Racer,” often it is images of gray hair and vintage photos that come to mind, but with two USAC National Midget titles to his credit, 22-year-old Bryan Clauson is definitely more the teacher than the student when it comes to driving an open-wheel race car

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