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Busch Announces Program Sponsoring Women in NASCAR

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Anheuser-Busch announced Monday (Feb. 14) a new program aimed at sponsoring women who race in NASCAR. The Accelerate Her program will feature sponsorship from the Busch Light brand in NASCAR starting in 2022, with public relations and media value pledged in addition to sponsorship support. The program has initially announced support for national series drivers …

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Return to Racing in South Dakota Was Therapeutic to Kenny Wallace During Coronavirus Pandemic

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In what was a surprise to some, both Raceway Park and Park Jefferson International Speedway, located in Jefferson, S.D., held dirt races over the weekend, the first oval-track action since the coronavirus outbreak in mid-March. On Saturday (April 25), Park Jefferson played host to racing’s return with an event called the Open Wheel Nationals. Both …

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Bury NASCAR’s Heart at Park Jefferson? Successful Return to Racing Could Force Their Hand

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Amidst the ongoing debate within the NASCAR community on returning to racing, which is raging from social media to the North Carolina statehouse, earlier this week I had a good chat with fellow Frontstretcher Mark Kristl as we worked to edit one of his upcoming columns. Mark, like I, has immediate family members working on …

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Pace Laps: Tragedy Strikes Racing Community With Loss Of Jason Johnson

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Fab Foursome Keep On Rising Road courses are supposed to be different. These right-turn tracks bring out the best in drivers who don’t have a chance to win anywhere else. AJ Allmendinger, Marcos Ambrose and Jeremy Clements in NASCAR’s XFINITY Series are just a few of the recent success stories …

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ARCA Breakdown: Music City 200

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Though he didn’t end up winning the pole, Zane Smith emerged from qualifying as ready to race as anyone in the field, exclaiming repeatedly over the radio that the team’s adjustments from practice had made a “night and day” difference. Going from day to night did suit the No. 41 team just fine as Smith …

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U.S. Navy Sailor Matt Perry Eying NASCAR in 2018

(Photo Courtesy: Matt Perry)

The average racecar driver balances a normal, paycheck-to-paycheck job to support his or her ultimate goal of making the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. 22-year-old Matt Perry balances something a little different. Yes, he spends his weeks working as a valet driver, but his third hat is one that truly makes him stand out in …

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Whelen Extends Sponsorship of Modified Tour, Euro Series & Hall of Fame

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NASCAR announced Thursday morning it has extended Whelen Engineering’s sponsorship of the Whelen Modified Tour and the Whelen Euro Series, both series running under those names until 2024. The Whelen Modified Tour is the oldest division of NASCAR, and it held the first NASCAR-sanctioned event at Daytona Beach in 1948. Drivers compete on short paved …

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Ryan Vargas Overcoming All Odds Toward NASCAR Career

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Evel Knievel, the late, great stunt performer, once said that bones heal, pain is temporary and chicks dig scars. For 17-year-old Ryan Vargas, these are words to live by. While he competes in the 2017 Drive for Diversity Combine hosted by K&N Pro Series East team Rev Racing, Vargas stood out even before he hit …

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K&N Racer Derek Kraus Has Paul Menard’s Support in NASCAR Career

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Home is where the heart is. And it’s where Derek Kraus finds structure and support during his first season on the NASCAR circuit. At only 16 years of age, the Wisconsin native has had a lot to learn from in 2017, tackling his rookie season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. For a driver too …

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Love for Ted Christopher Strong in Modified Ranks

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Following the news that Whelen Modified Tour legend Ted Christopher died Sept. 16 in a single-engine plane crash in Connecticut, at the time en route to the Riverhead 200 at Riverhead Raceway, there was an outpouring of support and kind words from racing fans across the world on social media, at local racetracks and more. …

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