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Pete Hamilton, New England Racing Hall Of Famer And Daytona 500 Winner, Passes

In 2015 Middletown native Joey Logano won the Daytona 500 for the first time. But long before Logano was born, it was Pete Hamilton that became the first driver from New England to win stock car racing’s biggest event. Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a native of Newton, Mass., passed away Wednesday. Hamilton was […]

NASCAR Phoenix Weekend Preview: Kyle Larson On Verge Of Monster Energy Cup Win

(NASCAR Wire Service) Staff Report ~ NASCAR Wire Service It’s early in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, but it looks like the ultra-talented Kyle Larson is poised for a breakout year. He led on the final lap of the DAYTONA 500 before running out of gas and has finished runner-up in the […]

Las Vegas NASCAR Notebook: Another Solid Run Leaves Kyle Larson Near Series Lead

(NASCAR Wire Service) Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – Those looking for an in-depth understanding of NASCAR’s stage-based competition format can take a lesson from Kyle Larson. With his runner-up finish in Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Larson recorded his second straight second-place run in the young Monster Energy […]

Martin Truex Jr. Wins At Las Vegas;; Kyle Busch, Logano Brawl On Pit Road

(NASCAR Wire Service) Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – In a race whose aftermath left hometown driver Kyle Busch with a bloody forehead, Martin Truex Jr. passed the faltering car of Brad Keselowski on the white-flag lap and cruised to a sweep of all three stages in Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las […]

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loses Cup Weekend To Las Vegas

Las Vegas’ gain on the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup schedule for 2018 proved to be the loss of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. With rumors swirling for days, Las Vegas Motor Speedway representatives made official Wednesday evening that the track will add a second Monster Energy Cup event to their schedule for the 2018 season. That […]

NASCAR Atlanta Notebook: Another Strong Run For Chase Elliott Comes Up Short

(NASCAR Wire Service) Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service HAMPTON, Ga. – Chase Elliott spent much of Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 running in Kevin Harvick’s shadow. Elliott had a fast Chevrolet, as he proved conclusively after incurring a pit road speeding penalty on Lap 212. Despite serving a pass-through for the infraction, Elliott […]

Brad Keselowski Pounces On Unexpected Opportunity To Win At Atlanta

(NASCAR Wire Service) Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service HAMPTON, Ga. – Thanks to the unintentional generosity of the dominant driver in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, opportunistic Brad Keselowski won the second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season. Kevin Harvick led 292 of the 325 laps at the 1.54-mile track, […]

No Looking Back: Patient Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500

(NASCAR Wire Service) Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – His car damaged in a wreck on the backstretch and held together with tape, Kurt Busch grabbed the lead on the final lap of the 59th Daytona 500 on Sunday and took the checkered flag in the Great American Race as a […]

NASCAR Daytona Notebook: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Encouraged By Performance Despite Crash

(NASCAR Wire Service) Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Returning to action from a concussion that sidelined him for the second half of the 2016 season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was leading Sunday’s Daytona 500 at the halfway point, having passed Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson for the top spot on lap […]

NASCAR Daytona Notebook: Tony Stewart’s Wit Shines Through In Press Conference

(NASCAR Wire Service) Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Just because Tony Stewart has retired from Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing doesn’t mean the co-owner of Stewart-Hass racing has lost his quick wit and sense of humor. Stewart’s penchant for repartee was in full evidence on Saturday morning when he […]

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