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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 […]

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, […]

RaceDayCT Live From New Smyrna – Feb. 13, 2019

Denise DuPont and Jim DuPont will oversee our Live Updates coverage from all the Tour Type Modified events in Florida. Tonight marks the third 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 John Blewett III Memorial 76

Daniel Suarez Fighting To Stay Patient In New Surroundings At Stewart-Haas

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – What’s the greatest challenge for driver Daniel Suarez as he transitions from one powerhouse team to another? Avoiding gluttony—in a figurative sense, of course. Suarez knows he needs to exercise patience as he learns the ropes at Stewart-Haas Racing after a spotty two years with Joe Gibbs Racing. But Suarez also […]

New Team, Same Goal For Martin Truex Jr.: Get Daytona 500 Victory

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Martin Truex Jr. showed up for Daytona 500 Media Day looking relaxed but speaking of high expectations for his debut season driving the No. 19 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. Truex moved to the Gibbs stable this year after spending five seasons with the Furniture Row Racing organization where he enjoyed […]

William Byron’s New Pairing With Chad Knaus Has Come Full Circle

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – The 40th anniversary of the race that put NASCAR on the map is all but lost on William Byron. When Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison wrecked in the closing laps of the 1979 Daytona 500—and tried to settle their differences with fisticuffs afterward—Byron wasn’t around. In fact, when Jimmie Johnson won his […]

Denny Hamlin Placing Extra Importance On 2019 Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA.— Denny Hamlin readily acknowledges that when he shows up at Daytona International Speedway, he is a race favorite. He’s earned that distinction as a former Daytona 500 winner. But this year a victory in the sport’s biggest race wouldn’t only be of historical significance of but put an end to the longest […]

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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