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Crosley Brands and Kentucky Speedway Partner for September ARCA Race

Kentucky Speedway announced Tuesday a brand-new, long-term partner to its list of sponsorships at the 1.5-mile oval. Crosley Brands will now serve as the entitlement sponsor for its September ARCA event, rebranded as the Crosley Brands 150 on September 25. The company, which manufactures old phones, payphones, turntables, record players, headphones and other electronics will …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Mason Mitchell Adjusting to Life as a Team Owner

(Credit: Mason Mitchell Motorsports)

Owning a team in stock car racing is quite difficult. But at 20 years old, Mason Mitchell has become a leader for his self-owned ARCA Series team, Mason Mitchell Motorsports.  Don’t be fooled by the alliteration, especially since Mitchell piloted his No. 98 Ford to the winner’s circle once last season en route to the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Jeff Gordon’s Booth Finale Highlight of Weekend

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Welcome back to another edition of Couch Potato Tuesday. Today, we’ve reached critique No. 450. Yowza. To top that off, we’ve got Talladega. By the standards of race broadcasts, Talladega races are easier than normal to cover since everyone’s all together… most of the time. Let’s see how it went. GEICO 500 Sunday saw 500 …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Austin Wayne Self Geared up for Title Run in ARCA

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From Texas to North Carolina, Austin Wayne Self has always been a top-tier driver. Now running his second full-time season in the ARCA Series, the 19-year-old joined Mason Mitchell Motorsports over the off-season in hopes of winning a championship. With a chance at stardom, he hopes to follow in team owner Mason Mitchell’s footsteps, which …

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Talladega Superspeedway to Add New SAFER Barriers

Talladega Superspeedway announced on Thursday that they will be adding additional SAFER barriers at the 2.66-mile tri-oval ahead of the spring NASCAR weekend at the beginning of May.  According to Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch, the new SAFER Barriers will be located on the inside of turns 1 and 3, in addition to at the …

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Pace Laps: The Crazy Crash Edition

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Xfinity Series: Cup Series Dominance Continues – Nothing could stop Joey Logano from winning at Phoenix on Saturday. Nothing. The unstoppable Team Penske No. 22 car has been in the top five for each race this year, and it has three straight finishes of first or second. But what is so remarkable about Logano’s feat in the …

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Ken Schrader Racing’s 2015 ARCA Lineup Includes Ross Kenseth, More

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photo by Mike Neff (Frontstretch)

Ken Schrader Racing and Federated Auto Parts have announced that they have teamed up for a 16th consecutive season. Ken Schrader will continue to compete in select ARCA Racing Series events and select dirt events around the country. “We are looking forward to another exciting season as the sponsor of Kenny and his racing teams,” …

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MPM2Nite: The Circus Is Back In Town

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Editor’s Note: A legend returns. Please join our happy Frontstretch family in welcoming back Matt McLaughlin for a Mark Martin-like “limited schedule” of columns! This one runs on Tuesday but you never know when he might pop up.  Somewhere on the seedy side of Daytona, where the streets have no names, where vermin, two legged …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Clams Up When Drivers Cry Out On NASCAR Qualifying

(Photo: Mike Neff)

I take it that you heard the rumbling sound coming out of your speakers this past weekend. That’s right; NASCAR is back, and not a moment too soon. The offseason always seems interminable. As I stated last week, 2015 will look relatively similar to 2014 here in Couch Potato Tuesday, but with some changes. For …

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Grant Enfinger Goes Back-to-Back at Daytona

Grant Enfinger has long been known as a short track ace in the racing world. Last year he broke into the win category on dirt and restrictor plate tracks with a victory in the season opening race at Daytona International Speedway. That win propelled Enfinger to a blazing start to the 2014 season that included …

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