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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 15: 2021 Lil’ Bill Corum Memorial at Tazewell

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Jim DenHamer

The A-Main: Call it Bristol Redux. On a high-banked Tennessee dirt oval, “Superman” Jonathan Davenport bested “Yung Money” Kyle Larson, leading all 75 laps Saturday night (April 3) to comfortably win the $21,000 Lil’ Bill Corum Memorial race at Tazewell Speedway.  “Superman” Jonathan Davenport @TheFast49 climbs out of his @LonghornChassis $21,000 richer after winning the …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 14: 2021 Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Trent Gower

The A-Main: Defending World of Outlaws series champion Brad Sweet had a car that navigated the bumps of Lake Ozark Speedway better than any other car in the field, and that was what he needed to run away from Sheldon Haudenschild to comfortably win the $15,000 Jason Johnson Classic Saturday night (March 27). Sweet and …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 4: 2021 Sunshine Nationals & Wild West Shootout Finale

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Zach Yost Photography

The A-Main – Blairsville, Ga.’s Jonathan Davenport capped a strong performance in the desert with a commanding win in the $25,000 super late model finale of the Wild West Shootout at Arizona Speedway. Davenport, on the back of his third Shootout win, captured an additional $10,000 bonus for scoring three feature wins in the Shootout. …

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NASCAR 101: Other Drivers Who’ve Come Out of Retirement to Race Again

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One of the many things we’ve learned about NASCAR in 2018: take any — any! — retirement announcements with a grain of salt. Or, you know, at least really read the fine print. Throughout 2018, multiple drivers have announced their retirement from full-time competition, such as Elliott Sadler and Kasey Kahne. The key word there, …

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Eldora Dirt Derby 150 Entry List

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(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Let’s sling some dirt, y’all. This week, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Rossburg, Ohio and Eldora Speedway for the fifth annual “Mudsummer Classic,” the Eldora Dirt Derby 150. After an off-weekend, 34 trucks are on the preliminary entry list for the mid-week dirt race from the half-mile clay dirt track owned by …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Brad Keselowski Drops Malachi Crunch on the Talladega Demo Derby for Second Win of the Season

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(Photo: John Harrleson / NKP)

Who’s in the headline – Brad Keselowski won his first Cup race at Talladega in 2009. While he isn’t mentioned in the same breaths with Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt or Tony Stewart when plate racing prowess is discussed, the bottom line is he won his fourth plate race at Talladega on Sunday. Even though the …

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Ken Schrader Racing’s 2015 ARCA Lineup Includes Ross Kenseth, More

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photo by Mike Neff (Frontstretch)

Ken Schrader Racing and Federated Auto Parts have announced that they have teamed up for a 16th consecutive season. Ken Schrader will continue to compete in select ARCA Racing Series events and select dirt events around the country. “We are looking forward to another exciting season as the sponsor of Kenny and his racing teams,” …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Looking Ahead to Kansas

As I sat in front of my computer last night, I drew a blank on what to write about this week. After all, the Camping World Truck Series has just entered yet another long break before their next race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, May 2nd. In preparation for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 in …

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Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

Kevin Harvick is probably feeling pretty darn good after his second consecutive Shootout win. Harvick was so sick on Thursday that he wasn’t even in Daytona – Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton practiced for him – but bounced back to win in classic Harvick fashion.

Talking NASCAR TV: A Last Look at Together: The Hendrick Motorsports Story

Hello, race fans. It’s been a long winter, but I’m back for another season of critiques, commentary, TV news and other random musings. But, before we start, there are a couple of things that I need to discuss. First off, some Frontstretch news. I am expanding my areas of critique for 2010. Non-stock car racing …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Punch Mails in the Nationwide Race While TNT Shines

Welcome, race fans. For nearly 50 years, the 4th of July weekend at Daytona has marked the ceremonial, and in the case of this season, the physical halfway point. The Truck Series took the week off, so it was the Cup and Nationwide series competing at the World Center of Racing this weekend. The Cup …

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Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Like a Rock – Where Real Racing Still Exists

The first night race of the 2009 Cup season offered fans a rare Sunday off. I hope most of you were able to enjoy the same beautiful weather that we had here in the Northeast, as Spring finally made its long overdue arrival. My plans for Sunday were pretty simple; I slept in a bit. I rode the Harley. I did a little (very little, I assure you) yardwork, then cracked a beer and sat down to enjoy the ARCA race from Rockingham. Because I can’t always follow the ARCA series the way I’d like, I’d circled Sunday’s date on the calendar in red.

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