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Stewart Begins ‘Personal Hell Week’

Tony Stewart has what he calls his own personal hell week that starts today at Eldora Speedway. (Todd Ridgeway Photo)

Tony Stewart refers to the middle of July as his personal hell week. But he loves it nonetheless.

It’s Cornell Again At Double-X

Jonathan Cornell in victory lane at Double-X Speedway.

CALIFORNIA, Mo. — After two consecutive rainouts, Sunday Night Thunder returned to Double-X Speedway for the annual Race for Riley, Riley Hudson Memorial Race. The Super Stock class was the featured class for this year’s event with 14 cars and drivers on hand to vie for the increased winners share for the night. Two heat […]

Surprise! It’s Greg Wilson In Charlotte

Greg Wilson (20) races under Shane Stewart en route to winning Friday's World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. (Chris Seelman photo)

Veteran sprint car driver Greg Wilson persevered through a miserable start to his first full-time season racing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, but the tables turned Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Smithley To Steer Green Light Truck At CMS

Garrett Smithley

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Garrett Smithley will make his return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Smithley will drive for SS Green Light Racing with longtime supporters HeroBox and Instalco onboard the No. 07 Chevrolet Silverado. The NC Education Lottery 200 will be Smithley’s second NCWTS start. This weekend will […]

Blose Wins Finale, Faith Is Arenacross Champ

Arenacross champion Gavin Faith (left) receives the inaugural Carmichael Cup Friday night from Ricky Carmichael.

LAS VEGAS — The Race to the Championship came to a dramatic conclusion on Friday night inside Orleans Arena as the three-rider Team Babbitt’s/Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki lineup of Gavin Faith, Chris Blose and Jacob Hayes battled to be the first recipient of the Ricky Carmichael Cup. The AMSOIL Arenacross Finals featured a packed house, with […]

Dirt WoO Doubleheader Set For Rockford

The World of Outlaws will cover Rockford Speedway in dirt late this year for two nights of racing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. (Doug Hornickel Photo)

One of motorsports’ legendary families and one of its best-known brands are set to bring two nights of dirt-track racing to historic Rockford Speedway.

INDY: 1911, The Race That Started It All

Drivers race into the first turn of the 1911 Indianapolis 500

While many believe the 1911 Indianapolis 500 was the first auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, that’s not the case.

DIRTcar Has 2 Options For Super DIRT Week

The field takes the green flag at the last Syracuse 200 at the New York State Fairgrounds. (Dick Ayers photo)

The 45th annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week is scheduled Oct. 5-9 at Central New York Raceway Park

Talladega Crashes Raise Safety Concerns

Three different cars, including the No. 4 of Kevin Harvick pictured here, ended up catching at least some air during Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo)

Is crashing part of racing, or does it add entertainment value to the sport?

MAGAZINE: A Promise To Keep Growing

Eldora Speedway has been a hotbed for sprint car racing for years and the fan turnout shows it. (Julia Johnson Photo)

Eldora Speedway officials and fans will honor the track’s creator, Earl Baltes, who died on March 23, 2015, at age 93, in a unique way on June 9.


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