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WoO Notes: This & That From Jacksonville

Christopher Bell leads the field during the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race at Jacksonville (Ill.) on May 7. (Mark Funderburk photo)

The inaugural World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway was sold out for months before Wednesday’s event, but fans purchasing general admission tickets were in line long before the gates opened at 3 p.m.

Bell Thrills Sold-Out Jacksonville Crowd

Christopher Bell celebrates his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory Wednesday night at Jacksonville Speedway. (Mark Funderburk photo)

Christopher Bell may have had less experience than the pair of World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champions chasing him Wednesday night, but the 20-year-old Oklahoman’s knowledge of Jacksonville Speedway made the difference

KERCHNER: The Heat Race

Mike Kerchner

With the weekend approaching, let’s kick it off with a six-pack of questions we’re pondering after the opening third of the racing season.

Dave Despain Q&A Part Two

“The Dave Despain Show,” debuts on April 25 at 8 p.m. on MAVTV

Dave Despain has spent his entire career interviewing racing folks. Now he is embarking on the latest chapter in his career, a new show on MAVTV.

Dave Despain Q&A Part One

“The Dave Despain Show,” debuts on April 25 at 8 p.m. on MAVTV

Dave Despain has spent his entire career interviewing racing folks. Now he is embarking on the latest chapter in his career, a new show on MAVTV.

KERCHNER: Marty Little Loved Racing

Mike Kerchner

Marty Little loved auto racing. He spent most of his life involved in the sport in one way or another

Skittles Gets Two Races On No. 18

Kyle Busch's Joe Gibbs Racing crew was able to repair his No. 18 Toyota after Busch was involved in a multi-car crash on Friday at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)

The Skittles brand — made by Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars, Inc. — will make its comeback to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as part of Mars, Inc.’s longtime partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing

NCMA Honors Jarrett Family

Jerry Punch (left) is pictured with the Jarrett family Glenn, Patti, Martha, Ned and Dale following Monday night's North Carolina Motorsports Industry Ceremony in Concord, N.C. (Adam Fenwick photo)

Stock car racing’s renowned Jarrett family was recognized Monday night during the eighth annual North Carolina Motorsports Industry Award Ceremony presented by Fifth Third Bank at the Embassy Suites Hotel

Argabright Writes His Way Into History

Dave Argabright signs copies of one of his books. (Linda Mansfield photo)

Dave Argabright has written books about National Sprint Car Hall of Famers Jack Hewitt, Chris Economaki, Bill Smith, Doug Wolfgang, Brad Doty and Earl Baltes…

Waiting Finally Over For Pittman & KKR

Daryn Pittman locked up the 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship on Saturday in Concord, N.C. (Justin Leedy Photo)

Tom Petty once sang, “The waiting is the hardest part.”

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