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Denny Hamlin’s Second Daytona 500 Win Celebration Follows Gibbs Team Tradition

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Denny Hamlin was still grinning Monday morning at Daytona International Speedway, 12 hours after hoisting his second Daytona 500 trophy in victory lane. He met with the media, signed special pieces of speedway memorabilia and received the traditional Daytona 500 winner’s leather jacket during the annual champion’s breakfast. There was a […]

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Southern New England Late Model Stars Ready To Take On Richmond

The first-ever American-Canadian Tour (ACT) event at Virginia’s Richmond Raceway is inching closer on the calendar, but it has already produced at least one pleasant surprise. Southern New England will send one of the largest brigades of racers to the Commonwealth Classic 65 on Saturday, March 30. The region’s Late Model competitors are coming out […]

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Greg Felton Named Head Of Tech For Tri-Track Open Mod Series For 2019

Management of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) recently named Greg Felton of Belchertown, MA, as the Series Head of Race Tech. Felton has spent decades building and maintaining race winning racecars; winning countless championships along the way. He has served as a race official in recent years in Modified racing competition. “We are really […]

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George Bessette Jr. Ready to Defend Stafford Street Stock Title

In just two short seasons, George Bessette, Jr. has gone from Wild Thing Kart graduate and Stafford rookie to Street Stock champion.   The Danbury, CT native claimed the 2018 Street Stock championship with a dominant season that saw the 15-year old finish outside the top-8 only twice with a division leading 5 wins.  Bessette […]





Denny Hamlin Gets Emotional Second Daytona 500 victory

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Five weeks after the death of Joe Gibbs Racing president J.D. Gibbs, the driver he discovered won the Daytona 500 for the second time. In a two-lap dash in overtime Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, Denny Hamlin held off teammate Kyle Busch to win the 61st running of the Great American […]

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Ryan Preece Shows Slick Moves, Makes Big Statement In First Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – As far as Daytona 500 debuts go Ryan Preece was plenty encouraged if not wholly satisfied with his eighth-place finish Sunday night. He was running top-five, had even pushed into the top-three with a lap to go, but got shuffled out by veterans as the checkered flag flew to close out […]





Daytona 500 Notebook: Clint Boywer’s Last Ditch Effort Ends With Nine-Car Wreck

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – The timing was right. Unfortunately, from Clint Bowyer’s standpoint, the execution left something to be desired. Bowyer was running out of time after a restart with two laps left in regulation in Sunday’s Daytona 500. On the backstretch at Daytona International Speedway, he ducked to the inside of Michael McDowell’s Ford […]

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Michael Annett Gets First XFINITY Series At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Michael Annett won a numerologist’s delight on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. After an offseason change from No. 5 to No. 1 on the sides and roof of his JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Annett held off teammate Justin Allgaier in the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at the 2.5-mile superspeedway to claim his […]

Austin Hill Wins Wild NASCAR Truck Series Season Opener In Overtime

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – You could call Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 a battle of attrition, but that wouldn’t do justice to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season opener. It was more like a long, full-blown war. In a race at Daytona International Speedway that saw a record 11 cautions, a record 55 […]

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Triple Play: Matt Hirschman Wins Richie Evans Memorial At New Smyrna; Chuck Hossfeld Gets Title

NEW SMYRNA, FLA – Matt Hirschman went to the 2019 World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing as the reigning Tour Type Modified champion of the division.  Friday at New Smyrna Hirschman closed out the 2019 World Series by showing competitors that, despite not winning another title, he is the reigning king of Modifieds at […]

RaceDayCT Live From New Smyrna – Feb. 15, 2019

Denise DuPont and Jim DuPont will oversee our Live Updates coverage from all the Tour Type Modified events in Florida. Tonight marks the fifth and final night of the Tour Type Modified portion of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway with the running of the Richie Evans Memorial 100.

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Back It Up: Matt Hirschman Gets Second Consecutive Tour Type Mod Win At New Smyrna World Series

NEW SMYRNA, FLA. – Through Thursday this year’s Florida Tour Type Modified action has been about an abundance of winners.  Chuck Hossfeld won last Saturday at Bronson Speedway. Then it was Doug Coby, Ryan Preece and Matt Hirschan scoring wins the first three nights of Tour Type Modified action at the World Series of Asphalt […]

Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick Lead Ford Sweep Of Daytona Duel Qualifiers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Straight-line speed in qualifying is one thing. Speed and drivability in the draft is something quite different, as the Ford camp proved decisively in Thursday night’s Gander RV Duel at Daytona 150-mile qualifying races at Daytona International Speedway. Kevin Harvick led the last 44 laps on Thursday night to win the […]

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Kevin Harvick Wins First Daytona Duel; Ryan Preece Runs Solid 10th

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Kevin Harvick led the last 44 laps on Thursday night to win the first Gander RV Duel at Daytona 150-mile qualifying race for Sunday’s Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Harvick finished .165 seconds ahead of fellow Ford driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who edged Paul […]

Jimmie Johnson And Kyle Busch Tango In The Duel At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – A pair of NASCAR champions created the only on-track incident in the Gander RV Duel #1 at Daytona Thursday night – one of two qualifying races to set Sunday’s Daytona 500 field (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Seven-time champ Jimmie Johnson collided with 2015 champion Kyle […]

Bubba Wallace Returns To Daytona For Another Shot At The Great American Race

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Bubba Wallace made his first trip – ever – to Disney World this week visiting the amusement park – located an hour and a half south of Daytona Beach – with his good buddy and fellow Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Blaney. They rode the famous rides, saw Cinderella’s […]

RaceDayCT Live From New Smyrna – Feb. 14, 2019

Denise DuPont and Jim DuPont will oversee our Live Updates coverage from all the Tour Type Modified events in Florida. Tonight marks the fourth night of the Tour Type Modified portion of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway.

But They’re Trying Hard: When Did Short Track Racing Become So Soft?

Editors Note: Immediately following the publishing of this column the Facebook posting referenced in the column was removed from Facebook. Social media. In short track racing – like in all walks of life – it can be something powerful and positive and also evil and devastating. February 18 marks the 40thanniversary of one of the […]

Rally Time: Matt Hirschman Wins John Blewett III Memorial Tour Type Mod Feature At New Smyrna

NEW SMYRNA, FLA. – Matt Hirschman can be kept quiet only for so long at the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway. Wednesday the Northampton, Pa. driver showed that even nearly destroying a car isn’t enough to keep him out of the mix at New Smyrna.  Hirschman, the 2018 Tour […]

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On Tap Presented By Four Seasons By The Lake: Closing Up The State Racing Season At The Speedbowl

— Where: New London-Waterford Speedbowl What: Finale Weekend When: Saturday – Sunday Schedule Saturday: 100-lap Granite State Pro Stock Series, 25-lap NEMA Midget, 25-lap NEMA Lites, 25-lap Pro Four Modified, 25-lap Super X-Cars, 25-lap X-Cars, 20-lap Bandoleros and 35-lap 375 Sportsman. Grandstands open: 11 a.m; Qualifying: 2:30 p.m.; Features: Immediately following qualifying. Sunday: 80-lap SK Modified, 30-lap […]

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RaceDayCT Daily Poll: Who Will Win The Special Limited Sportsman Feature Sunday At Thompson?

— — — The Limited Sportsman division takes center stage Sunday at Thompson Speedway with the division going an extra 10 laps in a 30-lap feature. So who will be celebrating in victory lane when the checkered flag falls on Sunday? Vote below [socialpoll id=”2503417″] — Check out all our other previous RaceDayCT Daily Polls […]

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Latest From The Whelen Modified Tour

Triple Play: Matt Hirschman Wins Richie Evans Memorial At New Smyrna; Chuck Hossfeld Gets Title

NEW SMYRNA, FLA – Matt Hirschman went to the 2019 World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing as the reigning Tour Type Modified champion of the division.  Friday at New Smyrna Hirschman closed out the 2019 World Series by showing competitors that, despite not winning another title, he is the reigning king of Modifieds at […]

Latest From The Modified Racing Series

Lincoln Tech Marks Decade Of Partnership With Stafford Speedway

Stafford Speedway announced today that Lincoln Technical Institute of East Windsor will return as the title sponsor of the track’s 10th Annual Lincoln Tech VMRS 80, scheduled for August 30.  The Lincoln Tech VMRS 80 will mark the tenth consecutive season that Lincoln Tech has presented an event at the Stafford half-mile.  Lincoln Tech first […]

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Greg Felton Named Head Of Tech For Tri-Track Open Mod Series For 2019

Management of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) recently named Greg Felton of Belchertown, MA, as the Series Head of Race Tech. Felton has spent decades building and maintaining race winning racecars; winning countless championships along the way. He has served as a race official in recent years in Modified racing competition. “We are really […]

Latest From Stafford Speedway

George Bessette Jr. Ready to Defend Stafford Street Stock Title

In just two short seasons, George Bessette, Jr. has gone from Wild Thing Kart graduate and Stafford rookie to Street Stock champion.   The Danbury, CT native claimed the 2018 Street Stock championship with a dominant season that saw the 15-year old finish outside the top-8 only twice with a division leading 5 wins.  Bessette […]

Latest From Thompson Speedway

Ryan Preece Continues To Buck The Odds In Move To Monster Energy Cup Series

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Ryan Preece has added his name to a very short list. The number of modified champions who have ventured into NASCAR’s premier series and enjoyed even a modicum of success can be expressed in single digits. Jimmy Spencer won two races in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, […]

Latest From New London-Waterford Speedbowl

Jon Puleo Ready To Celebrate Speedbowl Rookie Season Championship

Jonathan Puleo started the 2018 SK Lite Modified season at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl with modest goals. “My dad and I talked a lot about what we wanted to do,” Puleo said. “It was starting in the back, finish every race and to keep the car clean.”  Something happened on opening weekend, however, to upgrade […]

Latest From NHMS

Tommy Catalano Looking To Avoid Sophomore Slump On Whelen Modified Tour

Can he avoid the sophomore slump? Time will tell, but Tommy Catalano is certainly hoping he can. The Ontario, New York, native won the Sunoco Rookie of the Year award on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour last year on the strength of two top-10 finishes, and he is hoping to take his family-owned operation to the […]

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Tommy Catalano Looking To Avoid Sophomore Slump On Whelen Modified Tour

Can he avoid the sophomore slump? Time will tell, but Tommy Catalano is certainly hoping he can. The Ontario, New York, native won the Sunoco Rookie of the Year award on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour last year on the strength of two top-10 finishes, and he is hoping to take his family-owned operation to the […]

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State Rep. Kurt Vail, Fellow Republicans Oppose Proposed Change To Racing Regulations

(Press Release from the Office of Connecticut State Rep. Kurt Vail) HARTFORD – Several Republican legislators stand in opposition to a proposal that could potentially alter existing state laws regarding local racing rules. State Representatives Kurt Vail (R-Stafford), Rick Hayes (R-Putnam), Kathleen McCarty (R-Waterford), and State Senator Craig Miner (R-Litchfield) expressed issues with unintended consequences […]

Tri-Track Open Modified Series Reinforces Series Management For 2019

The Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) recently announced the addition of longtime car owner Ed Bennett to the management team. With a solid foundation that includes founders Dick Williams and Jim Schaefer, Wayne Darling and a host of respected officials, Bennett adds another level of management to ensure that the Series remains strong in 2019 […]

Derek Kraus Uses Patience To Win In K&N Pro Series East At New Smyrna

NEW SMYRNA, FLA. — It was worth the wait for Derek Kraus in more ways than one. After being postponed to Monday night due to rain, Kraus emerged victorious in the New Smyrna 175 at New Smyrna Speedway, using tire conservation en route to his second career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory. The Stratford, Wisconsin, […]

Southern New England Late Model Stars Ready To Take On Richmond

The first-ever American-Canadian Tour (ACT) event at Virginia’s Richmond Raceway is inching closer on the calendar, but it has already produced at least one pleasant surprise. Southern New England will send one of the largest brigades of racers to the Commonwealth Classic 65 on Saturday, March 30. The region’s Late Model competitors are coming out […]

Thompson Speedway Goes To 10-Race Schedule For ‘19; SK Light Mods Added As Regular Division

Upon his arrival as general manager of Thompson Speedway in September, Terry Eames had expressed a hope to increase the number of oval track events at the facility. And that is exactly what fans and competitors will get for 2019. Thompson Speedway will officially announce their 2019 oval track schedule on Tuesday with some big […]

Denny Hamlin’s Second Daytona 500 Win Celebration Follows Gibbs Team Tradition

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Denny Hamlin was still grinning Monday morning at Daytona International Speedway, 12 hours after hoisting his second Daytona 500 trophy in victory lane. He met with the media, signed special pieces of speedway memorabilia and received the traditional Daytona 500 winner’s leather jacket during the annual champion’s breakfast. There was a […]

Michael Annett Gets First XFINITY Series At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Michael Annett won a numerologist’s delight on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. After an offseason change from No. 5 to No. 1 on the sides and roof of his JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Annett held off teammate Justin Allgaier in the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at the 2.5-mile superspeedway to claim his […]

Austin Hill Wins Wild NASCAR Truck Series Season Opener In Overtime

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – You could call Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 a battle of attrition, but that wouldn’t do justice to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season opener. It was more like a long, full-blown war. In a race at Daytona International Speedway that saw a record 11 cautions, a record 55 […]

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