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Dirty (Half) Dozen: Does DirtVision Need a Mute Button? & Terre Haute Roars Back

DirtVision

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ONE: Does DirtVision Need to Get More Selective With Interviews? Ryan Gustin’s heat race interview on Friday heard the driver tell DirtVision’s Hannah Newhouse that nobody wanted to be racing at Bristol and that the racing there sucked. Kyle Larson slammed World of Outlaws late model officials for penalizing him for being late to staging, …

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Dirty (Half) Dozen: Volunteer Speedway Goes From Flo to Closed After Kyle Larson Late Model Challenge

Flo

Photo Credit: World Racing Group via DirtVision

1. Volunteer Speedway goes from Flo to closed? The Kyle Larson Late Model Challenge on Flo Racing appeared to be a completely unmitigated success, with the grandstand crowd at the Volunteer Speedway reported to be the largest the track had seen in 20 years, and Flo Racing reporting that the event was the highest-viewed event …

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Dirty (Half) Dozen: Last-Lap Late Model Fireworks, Wilkesboro Feels Dirty?

Wilkesboro

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If Wilkesboro’s dirt surface and track shape prove not conducive to a decent race, it’s not hard to think we’ll see car counts and interest tanking over the month of October. 

Dirty (Half) Dozen: Eldora Lesson Learned, Was Kyle Larson Wronged at Port Royal?

Flo Racing

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1. Was Kyle Larson wronged at Port Royal? There’s no debating that a lap 25 incident between Kyle Larson and Earl Pearson Jr. derailed one of the best late model battles of the 2022 season, leaving Larson with a flat tire and retiring Pearson with suspension damage on an ultra-racy Port Royal surface Sunday. AROUND …

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Dirty (Half) Dozen: 6 Ways USAC Racing’s Tire Debacle Rivals NASCAR in Inconsistency, Incompetence

USAC

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The world of open-wheel dirt racing was rocked this past week with the United States Auto Club (USAC) sanctioning body releasing a widely-panned press release. Results from Ocala have been confirmed after extensive lab testing. Full Story: https://t.co/B7gV4ersri pic.twitter.com/IMELg0nZ0S — USAC Racing (@USACNation) March 31, 2022 That release, in summary, said that while initial tire …

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