Tag Archives: Chad McCumbee

Multimatic Motorsports Wins CTSC at Lime Rock

Going into Saturday morning’s 150-minute Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Lime Rock, it was assumed that the race would come down to tires.  The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports weigh less, thus it was assumed that they would be quicker later.  In addition, everyone assumed that the race would have …

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Danny Burkett, Chad McCumbee Take Lime Rock CTSC Poles

On Friday afternoon, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams had to deal with high temperatures in order to determine the starting grid for Saturday’s 150-minute race at Lime Rock Park.  The two earlier practice sessions saw two different models top the charts in both the Grand Sport and Street …

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Multimatic Claims 1-2 in GS, CJ Wilson Racing Wins ST at Lime Rock

Once the fog burned off at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge rolled off for their two-hour combined race.  Multimatic Motorsports may have won the last time out at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with Austin Cindric and Jade Buford, but their second car, the No. …

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Matt Bell, Chad McCumbee Claim CTSC Poles at Lime Rock

Saturday’s two-hour combined race for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge is looking like it could be quite the dogfight.  41 cars are scheduled to start the race and close quarters will be the name of the game.  Qualifying is very important since passing can be quite difficult. In GS, …

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Running Their Mouth: 2009 EnjoyIllinois.com 225/NAPA Auto Parts 200 Edition

_Each week, we’ll go through media reports, interviews, PR, and all of our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Sprint Cup race, capturing the story of how the weekend unfolded. It’s the most original commentary you’ll ever find: the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, crew members, and car owners themselves. This week, here’s a peek at what the drivers were thinking following the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway and the NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve:_ *EnjoyIllinois.com 225* "It was a really good night for us. The Miccosukee Tundra was pretty good. We were real proud of the way that we brought a brand new truck here out of the box. We were dragging in practice a little bit and had to work through a few things to get the truck off the race track. We're going to take it home, work on it a little bit, polish it up and get it ready for the next one. Hopefully we can [win)]a few more times this season." _Kyle Busch_

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Beyond the Cockpit: Chad McCumbee On Going From Movies to Truck Racing

He might be recognized by some fans as the actor who played Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in the movie 3, but Chad McCumbee is a racer through and through. He currently sits in fifth place in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver standings, and his team is on a roll. …

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Tom Bowles Mouths Off: Five Middle Tier Drivers Making Waves

Matt’s stuck at home with a nasty case of the flu this week, so I’ve been pressed into service as a last-minute replacement for his column. Usually, I try my best to match his sarcasm when I sub in (although in reality, no one can even come close). But this week, in terms of Mouthing Off … I’ve pretty much already done it on a variety of subjects in my weekly version of "Did You Notice?":https://frontstretch.com/tbowles/22961/ on Wednesday. So, I thought that instead of spewing more venom at the NASCAR powers that be this week, I’m going to play around with the term “Mouthing Off” in a different way. All too often, the drivers at both extremes in NASCAR are the ones who make the news these days.

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2008 Driver Review: Chad McCumbee

*2008 Ride*: No. 45 Petty Enterprises Dodge *2008 Sponsor*: Marathon American Sprint Motor Oil *2008 Owner*: Kyle Petty *2008 Crew Chief*: Stewart Cooper *Stats*: 6 Races, 0 Wins, 0 Top 5s, 0 Top 10s, 0 Poles, 52nd in points. *Best Finish*: 17th - Pocono (July). *High Point*: Young Chad McCumbee’s high point in 2008 occurred in his first race he qualified for with the No. 45 team. After a rough start at Pocono, the young driver managed to move up from his 34th starting position to finish 17th, on the lead lap, due to a fuel mileage gamble that paid off.

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Sprint Cup Rookie Report: Scott Speed Provides 2009 Preview as 2008 Freshman Candidates Fizzle

It looks like all Scott Speed needed was a little change in scenery, as the start in his team car this past weekend resulted in what was by far his most successful race to date in the Sprint Cup Series. This is what we all expected from the brash rookie who has patiently waited out his run in the ARCA series to get his chance -- a division which he once claimed was a “piece of cake.” In his first four events in NASCAR’s top series, it appeared that the heavy stock cars in Cup might be a little more than Speed expected, as each of his finishes were 30th or worse. He ended the season in style, however, with a solid run straight off the truck, giving his competitors and fans a glimpse of what I think they can expect in 2009. Even more importantly, his No. 84 team is now in the Top 35 in owner points and will be guaranteed a spot in the first five events next season, giving the R.O.T.Y. candidate a great opportunity to start out 2009 on the right foot.

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Sprint Cup Rookie Report: Brad Keselowski has Impressive Debut While Joey Logano Struggles

*Rookies in the Starting Lineup:* Sam Hornish, Jr. (21st), Marcos Ambrose (24th), Regan Smith (25th), Scott Speed (33rd), Brad Keselowski (37th), Joey Lagano (43rd) *Unofficial Finishing Positions:* Brad Keselowski (19th), Marcos Ambrose (21st), Sam Hornish, Jr. (23rd), Scott Speed (33rd), Regan Smith (34th), Joey Lagano (40th) *Rookie of the Race: Brad Keselowski.* The 24-year old rookie finally got to make his Sprint Cup debut this weekend when he put his Hendrick Chevrolet in the 37th position on the starting grid after having rain spoil his attempt in Charlotte last month. The rookie could not get a grip on the Texas Motor Speedway as he scraped the wall on the fifth lap while trying to pass cars on the outside. Soon thereafter, Keselowski found himself a lap down to the leaders. However, the young driver and veteran crew chief Lance McGrew did not panic and found themselves in position for the “Lucky Dog” award when the afternoon’s first caution flew on lap 57.

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