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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.

KERCHNER: The Heat Race

Mike Kerchner

With Food Lion Weather Emergencies declared throughout the state of North Carolina for a “wintery mix” that may, or may not, impact the Tar Heel state over the President’s Day holiday, a new motorsports season is off to a fast start in Florida.

NCMA, N.C. Governor Honor Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon has been named the winner of the H. Clay Earles Award. (HHP/Rusty Jarrett photo)

Jeff Gordon was the guest of honor during Wednesday night’s 10th annual North Carolina Motorsports Industry Awards Ceremony presented by Fifth Third Bank at the Embassy Suites Hotel here

New Northeast Driver Development Program

Evan Hallstrom (left) and Devin O'Connell (right) are the first members of the Hallstrom Motorsports Driver Development program. (Hallstrom Motorsports Photo)

There’s a new driver development for young racers who call the Northeast home.

Motter Signs Blaney For Part-Time Effort

Joey Saldana (71m) races under Donny Schatz en route to victory Wednesday night at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. (Gary Gasper photo)

Two names familiar to sprint car racing fans will unite beginning next season.

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