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Ernie Francis Jr. Holds Off the Field, Wins SRX Race at Lucas Oil

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On the night before July 4, the Camping World SRX Series field put on fireworks of their own at Lucas Oil Raceway. After a calm first two heats, the intensity level ramped up, but Ernie Francis Jr. fended off all challengers to win Saturday night (July 3). “Man, I’m totally speechless, this is incredible,” Francis …

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Greg Biffle, Scott Speed, Scott Bloomquist Join SRX

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Greg Biffle, Scott Speed and Scott Bloomquist are joining the Superstar Racing Experience summer series at select racetracks, SRX announced Wednesday, May 19. Biffle will race at Stafford Motor Speedway on June 12 and Slinger Speedway on July 10. Speed’s competing at Eldora Speedway on June 26 and Lucas Oil Raceway on July 3. Lastly, …

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Turn Back the Clock: 2008 ARCA Season And Justin Allgaier’s Championship

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When it comes to the ARCA Menards Series, there have been seasons where future stars are born and brought into the picture. In 2008, Justin Allgaier earned the ARCA Re/Max Series championship battling the likes of Frank Kimmel, Matt Carter, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Scott Speed. The 2008 season saw many drivers who made it …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Scott Speed Focusing on GRC Championship, No NASCAR Plans

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker Autostock)

He’s been away from NASCAR for a while, but Scott Speed is staying busy in the racing world. Busy winning championships. This recent resurgence of success has come in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Series, an off-road / pavement racing series that includes high jumps and a young fan demographic in just its ninth season. For …

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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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Bubble Breakdown: Brendan Gaughan’s Bad Day Gives a “Front Row” Opportunity for Underdogs

The first car to fall out of Phoenix, however, was TRG Motorsports’ No. 71, derailing Brendan Gaughan’s first Cup race since (as a YouTube viewer corrected) the Truck Series veteran drove in relief of Mike Bliss at the 2005 Pocono 500.

Scott Speed Driver Diary: Having Fun Picking on Amanda, Golf & Looking Ahead to an Uncertain Future

As you all know, it’s been an eventful couple of weeks and not in a good way. I have to say though that I am actually doing OK. At least we’ve been running well. Obviously Red Bull Racing has three drivers and two teams for 2011, so something had to give. As of now, I …

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Bubble Breakdown: RGM and TRG Break Away From FRM’s No. 38 at Talladega

Another veteran would take the helm of the Air National Guard Ford at Talladega, where Saturday’s qualifying session proved just as significant to the bubble battle as the race itself…

Did You Notice? Jeff Gordon Going Softie, Fans Faking Martinsville Love & Innocent Victims

Did You Notice? How much Jeff Gordon gets pushed around by Jimmie Johnson? Sunday was the latest chapter in a book of on-track incidents, Johnson clearly cutting off the No. 24 car on several occasions to the point Gordon radioed in to ask if J.J. “had a spotter.” Yet once again, even though it’s the …

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