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KNOXVILLE NOTES: New Scoreboard For Fans

Knoxville Raceway installed a new scoreboard after a tire damaged the old one earlier this year. (Mike Kerchner Photo)

When the weather breaks and the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals finally gets underway, fans in the stands at the historic half-mile oval will benefit from a brand-new scoreboard.

Saldana & McMahan Are Fast Friends

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers Joey Saldana (left) and Paul McMahan (right) are the best of friends. (Chris Seelman and Don Figler Photos)

Fast friends. While it’s a term we’ve heard for years, it doesn’t often apply to race drivers who make their livings at high speed.

Stewart Has A Passion For Sprint Cars

Tony Stewart on track last season during a Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Series event. (Brett Moist photo)

Tony Stewart has made his living and had his fun driving all sorts of race cars. Stewart makes no apologizes for his love of dirt track racing and sprint car racing in particular.

One Year Later: Smoke Talks Sprint Car Return

Today marks one year since Tony Stewart was injured in a crash at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. (Bruce Bennett Photo)

When the annual Front Row Challenge sprint car race takes the green flag tonight (Aug. 4) at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, it will mark a year since three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart broke his right tibia and fibula in a crash at the half-mile oval.

Stewart Cleared To Race At Blountville

James Stewart isn't ready for a return just yet. (Simon Cudby Photo)

James Stewart will be permitted to compete in this weekend’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship event in Blountville, Tenn.

KERCHNER: The Heat Race

Mike Kerchner

Donny Schatz won his 153rd World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series feature Friday night at River Cities Speedway in his home state of North Dakota.

It’s All Johnson On Tazewell Dirt

Ronnie Johnson

Ronnie Johnson scored a dominant on Saturday night in the 50-lap Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series event at Tazewell Speedway driving the NeSmith Chevrolet Special

How Sweet It Is At Devil’s Bowl

Nick Sweet celebrates victory Friday night at Devil's Bowl Speedway. (MemorEvents photo)

WEST HAVEN, Vt. — Nick Sweet continued his dominance of Vermont State Late Model Championship Series racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday night, winning the People’s United Bank 100. The defending Vermont State Champion has now won in his last three visits to the Rutland County track. His victory headlined a list of NASCAR […]

KERCHNER: The Heat Race

Mike Kerchner

The Memorial Day weekend is in the books and the summer grind is ready to begin. Here’s some of what we are thinking about as the calendar gets ready to turn to June.

Bubba Pollard Plays In Pensacola

Bubba Pollard, shown earlier this season, won Friday's Sunoco Super Series race at Five Flags Speedway. (Speed 51 photo)

The Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco has been Bubba Pollard’s personal playground this season.


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