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Kwasniewski Conquers Bristol Competition

Dylan Kwasniewski scored his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory Saturday, winning the DRIVE4COPD 125 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. (HHP/Rusty Jarrett Photo)

Dylan Kwasniewski bested Bristol Motor Speedway’s legendary .533-mile high-banked oval and the other 35 competitors on Saturday to win the DRIVE4COPD 125 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East opener.

FLETCHER: Michigan Racing Is Getting Better

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Eight years ago, after spending most of my previous 37 years residing smack in the middle of the dirt-late-model hotbeds of the Southeast and Ohio Valley regions, I moved north to Michigan.

FLETCHER: Many Stars At East Bay Winternationals

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Sitting on a concrete wall watching East Bay (Fla.) Raceway Park’s pit area shutting down for the night, it was relatively easy to begin recalling some memorable moments from the week.

FLETCHER: Looking To Speedweeks Past To Forecast The Future

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EAST LEROY, Mich. — I made a not-so-well-taken comment to someone the other day that went something like, “I give more of a damn about old things than I ever will for anything new.” For the moment, I can’t even remember exactly what the conversation was about, but I’m mostly sure of my feeling about […]

FLETCHER: Wishes For 2011

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I’m not much on making New Year’s resolutions. I figure if a man wants to do something bad enough, he can get it done without playing mind games with himself.

FLETCHER: Davenport Has Lofty Goals

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EAST LEROY, Mich.

It must’ve been August when Jonathan Davenport tipped that his goal for 2010 was to win 20 dirt-late-model races. It wasn’t a laughable notion, but it was worth wondering if he actually believed it himself.

FLETCHER: The Good & Bad Sides Of Racing

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EAST LEROY, Mich.

I frowned upon hearing the car count was pushing 200. Not that I didn’t want Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway promoter Jim O’Connor to have a successful event, I just didn’t want to be at the race track all night.

FLETCHER: Who’s Late-Model Racing’s Top Dog? Bloomquist, Or Moyer?

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EAST LEROY, Mich.

It will be debated forever who was better, Scott Bloomquist or Billy Moyer.

FLETCHER: Likeable Hillbilly Sullivan Just A Little Bit Crazy

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Sullivan went the entire month-long Summer Nationals tour without washing or changing his driver’s suit. A competitor’s mother washed it just before the last race.

FLETCHER: McCreadie Takes It All In Stride

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EAST LEROY, Mich.
Tim McCreadie exited his race car, mad at another competitor. He was almost immediately faced by a media member, the unsuspecting reporter…

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