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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Marks the Return of the Buckeye Bullet at Sharon Speedway

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The Headlines The Buckeye Bullet ended a quarter-century victory drought in World of Outlaws competition, the Friesens kept winning modified races even when Stewart was half a country away and the WoO late models saw a Southern dominate the north’s Palace of Speed. Our Feature Spotlights Friday, May 21 Late Model Spotlight: 2021 Truck Country …

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Dave Blaney Knew Son was Special at 14 Years Old

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

2017 has been the breakout season for Ryan Blaney, getting the Wood Brothers back on track. He has proved that the sophomore slump does not exist, at least for him. Entering his second full-time seasons in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Blaney has yet to cross the finish-line first at the end of a race. …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2011 Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega

After the chaos that is Talladega, a pair of shoutouts go out this week. One goes to Dave Blaney, who worked all day with Brad Keselowski, hanging back for much of the race only to close at the end and finish third. The finish was a career best for Blaney, who runs for a small-time team in Tommy Baldwin Racing. Speaking of the smaller teams, two others made some real noise at Talladega as Casey Mears and Landon Cassill raced at the front of the field all day until the late-race mess destroyed their hope for a great finish. These are three drivers fighting for the sponsorship just to race, and they showed this weekend that they can get it done when the playing field is truly level.

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2011 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega

There were a lot of lead changes in Sunday, and a few surprise leaders as well. One of those surprises came in the form of Dave Blaney, who led 21 laps before all but wrecking in turn 3 after a mis-timed bump from Kurt Busch as the race drew to a close. For Tommy Baldwin’s small operation, it was shaping up to be a huge day. That it was ended through no fault of Blaney’s should cast any pall over it. At a track that is the great equalizer in terms of equipment, it was interesting to see exactly which cream rose to the top. Blaney was all cream on Sunday; too bad he got iced at the end.

Bubble Breakdown: Who’s In & Who’s Out of Top 35 Entering Uncertain 2010 Offseason

Last week at Phoenix, disaster struck TRG Motorsports when a blown right-front tire sent Brendan Gaughan’s fully-funded No. 71 hard into the turn one SAFER barrier, resulting in the team’s first last-place finish of 2010. 101 points out of the Top 35 heading into the 312-lap race, the No. 38 team and driver Travis Kvapil …

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What Money Can’t Buy, Front Row Motorsports is Banking On for the Future

It’s been a month of transition for Front Row Motorsports, major, unexpected decisions shaping the philosophy and the future of the team going forward. For while some details are still missing as to what transpired at Michigan last month, the results remain the same: Kevin Conway and his ExtenZe sponsorship are no longer associated with …

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Bubble Breakdown: Front Row Version 2.0 Making a Move at Atlanta

Less than a week after Kevin Conway and sponsor ExtenZe left Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34 team, drivers Travis Kvapil, David Gilliland and Tony Raines quietly salvaged finishes inside the top 30 at Bristol to move all three of their teams more than 20 points away from the bubble. Sliding closer to trouble was none …

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Bubble Breakdown: Start & Parkers Still Chasing After NASCAR Dreams

With 12 races remaining in the 2010 NASCAR Cup season, two teams still have a realistic shot at re-entering the Top 35 in owner points: the No. 26 Latitude 43 Motorsports team and the No. 38 owned by Front Row Motorsports. Although both cars face an uphill battle to lock themselves into future races, they …

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