Tag Archives: Donny Lia

The Two NHMS Gems You Probably Didn’t See

Each Monday in the "Frontstretch Newsletter,":/notice/9557/ Tom Bowles brings readers the Secret Star of the race. This is the driver who has a great run but gets little mention on television. Thinking about this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, I realized that there were two secret stars that deserve their due-and they were entire races. Friday’s Heluva Good 125 showcased the talents of the Camping World East Series and the last-lap finish rivals the best NASCAR finishes of the year period.

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NASCAR News for Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sorenson Tops Saturday Morning Sprint Cup Practice Saturday morning’s Sprint Cup practice session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway produced several surprises. At the top of the charts was Reed Sorenson, the only driver from Richard Petty Motorsports not to grab a top 10 finish last week at Sonoma-and it looks …

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NASCAR News for Friday, May 22, 2009

Mayfield’s Lawyer Challenging Legitimacy of Suspension Bill Diehl, the attorney recently hired by suspended Sprint Cup driver Jeremy Mayfield, spoke with Dave Moody and Suzie Armstrong about Mayfield’s suspension and the likely coming legal battle. Diehl refused to give specifics of his conversations with both Mayfield and NASCAR’s lawyers concerning …

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The Yellow Stripe: Sizing Up The Standings, What’s Left To Decide In 2008 For NASCAR’s Top 3 Series

There are just 33 days left (and 14 races across all three series) in the 2008 NASCAR season, and we’re getting inexorably closer to the time of year the prizes are handed out. So, with a little over a month left in the season, let’s take a look at where things stand, post-Charlotte, in NASCAR's top three divisions.

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: NASCAR Announces an Engine Change and More

Over the Labor Day break, Bobby Hamilton Racing-VA has closed the doors on the No. 4 Dodge until further notice, so all team efforts can be focused on the No. 18 truck driven by Dennis Setzer. Since the announcement, Stacy Compton's No. 4 Dodge has withdrawn from this weekend's entry list.

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Did You Notice? Nice Guys Finish Last, NASCAR’s Diversity Nightmare, And Chase Vulnerability

Did You Notice? That one of the compelling themes in NASCAR as of late is proof of the phrase, “Nice guys finish last?” David Reutimann is the latest example; known as a man who won’t bump anyone out of the way in order to get to the front, Reutimann got loose with Clint Bowyer oh-so-close behind him in the final laps of the Nashville race on Saturday night. While Brad Keselowski went on to win, Reutimann – who had been in position to take the checkers before a late-race caution bunched up the field -- fell back to a fourth-place finish on older tires.

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Mirror Driving: A Busch-Edwards Rivalry? Truck Series Prospects? And Judging The Season At Halfway …

After their 1-2 finish at Dover — the second time it's happened in the last month — people have been quick to point to Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards as "the next great rivalry." Do you agree with that statement, or is there another one that sticks out in your minds that's far more combative?

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: 2008 Rookies Start to Improve

Last weekend at Mansfield Motorsports Park, rookie of the year contender Donny Lia surprised himself and the world of NASCAR with his last lap pass on David Starr to score his first career Craftsman Truck Series victory in just his eighth start. When Starr took the white flag for the final half-mile around the track, his first win since 2006 seemed inevitable until heavy contact from Lia caused the truck to break loose from the driver of the No. 11 Pit-Now.com Toyota Tundra.

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Did You Notice? How To Start And Park, Why Nationwide Is Dying, And Crew Chief Free Agency

Did You Notice? All the talk about Nationwide Series teams looking to pull out of the series with the advent of the Car of Tomorrow? Well, it goes far beyond whether or not car owners will be able to afford the new car; frankly, the purse money for the series isn’t proving a justifiable reward for a struggling owner to stay involved.

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