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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 19: 2021 Hawkeye 100 at Boone

2020 Tri City Bobby Pierce WRG

Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Terry Page

The A-Main: Put a 100 in the race name, and Bobby Pierce is proving to be the man. Fresh off his Illini 100 win at Farmer City Raceway a month ago, Saturday night  (May 1) saw Pierce pass Billy Moyer Sr. for the race lead on lap 30 of Saturday’s Hawkeye 100 at Boone Speedway …

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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Bristol Throwdown

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Trent Gower

The A-Main: David Gravel swept the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown on Sunday (April 25), winning the $25,000 finale feature in a green-white-checkered finish over Donny Schatz. Gravel took the lead on lap 24 after pole sitter Logan Schuchart led the first 23 laps, only for Schuchart to break on the backstretch and bring out …

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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Nininger Tribute at Hagerstown, Racing Emotional Support Alligators?

Tim McCreadie wins the 2021 Nininger Tribute Race at Eldora Speedway. Victory Lane Photo: World Racing Group

Photo Credit - World Racing Group

The A-Main: Ricky Thornton Jr. led 49 laps of Saturday’s (April 17) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series feature at Hagerstown Speedway in Maryland, but Tim McCreadie led the one that mattered. Finding a line on the low side of turns 1 and 2 in the closing laps, McCreadie got alongside Thornton on the final …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 16 – 2021 Bristol Dash

2021 Bristol dirt trucks track overhead Jared C Tilton Getty Images via NASCAR

(Photo: Jared C Tilton/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

The A-Main: Devin Moran pounced when polesitter Ricky Weiss‘s handling started to fade with nine laps to go in Sunday’s rain-delayed Bristol Bash finale, prevailing on a lap 33 restart to win the $25,000 World of Outlaws late model feature. Moran joined Kyle Strickler as only the second repeat winner on the tour so far …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Takeaways From Bristol Dirt & 2021 So Far

Truck Series drivers racing on Bristol Dirt. Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It seems like it was just yesterday when the green flag dropped on the 2021 Camping World Truck Series season, but here we are headed into the Easter off weekend with five of 22 races already run and only 10 more before the playoff field is set. John Hunter Nemechek maintains the point lead, though …

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Lineups Announced for Cup, Truck Races After Rain Axes Heat Races at Bristol

2021 Cup Bristol Dirt Practice Kyle Larson, No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The starting lineup for both the NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck series have been announced following the postponement of tonight’s truck race (March 27) and the cancellation of both heat races at Bristol Motor Speedway. The lineups are now calculated using the performance metrics formula for each division. 35% of the metric is the …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the Dirt Ringers Racing at Bristol

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Anytime something unique appears on the NASCAR schedule, it always tends to bring out some fresh faces to the track. There are superspeedway aces and road course specialists, but this weekend, there is a new breed of NASCAR drivers: the dirt ringers. The NASCAR Cup Series’ return to dirt has certainly turned plenty of heads. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Stewart & Jessica Friesen On Historical Bristol Dirt Starts

2017 Eldora CWTS Stewart Friesen truck Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Husband and wife Stewart Friesen and Jessica Friesen are making history this weekend, becoming the second married couple to ever compete in a NASCAR national series race when they compete at the Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt Track on Saturday (March 27). They join Davey Segal this week to discuss why and how this specific opportunity …

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Frontstretch 5: Top Dirt Aces Likely to Win at Bristol

Kyle Larson leans against his car at 2021 spring Phoenix Cup race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Throughout the history of NASCAR racing, the sport featured occasional stars with particular skills that shone on certain tracks. On the road courses, drivers like Dan Gurney, Marcos Ambrose, Boris Said, Scott Pruett and Ron Fellows excelled. On superspeedways, Michael Waltrip, Brad Keselowski, Sterling Marlin, Ernie Irvan and Dale Earnhardt are among the first names …

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Stewart Friesen to Make NASCAR Cup Debut for Spire in Bristol Dirt Race

Stewart Friesen

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What was already going to be a big weekend for Stewart Friesen just got even bigger. Friesen, a Camping World Truck Series regular who spends his free time racing at dirt tracks across the country, announced on Tuesday evening (March 16) that he would be making his NASCAR Cup Series debut in the Bristol Motor …

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