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SMS Logo 2015Where: Stafford Motor Speedway

What: Whelen All-American Series Racing card

When: Friday

Schedule: 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 30-lap Late Model, 20-lap SK Light Modified, 20-lap Limited Late Model, 15-lap DARE Stock and 20-lap Junior Outlaws Kart. Grandstands open: 5:15 p.m; Qualifying: 6:15 p.m; Features: Immediately following qualifying.

More: The eighth event of the season at Stafford. .. Stafford will have its rescheduled Independence Day celebration with fireworks as part of the schedule Friday. The fireworks were originally part of the rained out June 30 program. … Last week, Chase Dowling scored victory in the fourth NAPA SK 5K. It was the third victory in seven events this year for Dowling. … Ted Christopher (two wins), Ronnie Williams and Matt Galko are the other winners this year in the division. … Keith Rocco leads the SK Modified division standings with Dowling in second, 16 points off the lead. Williams sits third in the standings, 18 points behind Rocco. … Last week Michael Bennett got his second win of the season in the Late Model feature. Other winners in the division this year include Glen Reen, Michael Wray, Tom Fearn, Kevin Gambacorta and Josh Wood. … Reen leads the division standings by four points over second place Wray. Gambacorta and Fearn are tied for third, eight points behind Reen. … Last week, Wesley Prucker got his first career win in the SK Light Modified feature. … Other winners in the division this year include Cory DiMatteo (three wins), Joey Ferrigno, George Nocera Jr. and Brett Gonyaw. … Nocera holds a 22-point lead over second place Prucker in the standings. Dan Wesson is third, 32 points off the lead. … Last week RJ Surdell got his first career victory in the Limited Late Model feature. … Other Limited Late Model winners this year include Duane Provost (two), Albert Saunders, Jeremy Lavoie, Bryan Narducci and Cliff Saunders. … Lavoie leads second place Provost by six points in the division standings. Narducci is third, 22 points behind Lavoie. … Vince Gambacorta got his first win of the season in last week’s DARE Stock feature. … Other DARE Stock winners this year include Zack Robinson (two),  Johnny Walker (two wins), Tyler Trott and Travis Hydar. … Robinson holds a 12-point lead over second place Walker in the division standings with George Bessette Jr. in third, 44 points behind Robinson. … There will also be a special 20-lap Junior Outlaws, a division featured as part of Stafford’s usual Monday evening Wild Thing Karts series. … For more information visit the Stafford Motor Speedway website.

New London Waterford Speedbowl LogoWhere: New London-Waterford Speedbowl

What: Weekly Racing Card

When: Saturday

Schedule: 35-lap SK Modified, 30-lap Late Model, 25-lap SK Light Modifieds, 25-lap Limited Sportsman, 25-lap Mini Stock, 25-lap Trucks and 25-lap Legends. Grandstands open: 3 p.m.; Qualifying: 5 p.m.; Features: 7 p.m.

More: The third event of the season at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. … In the last event at the track on July 1, Todd Owen got his first career Speedbowl SK Modified victory. Keith Rocco is the other winner in the division this year … Ray Christian III won the July 1 Late Model feature. Rocco won the division’s other event this year. … Dennis Charette scored victory in the last SK Light Modified feature at the track. Brett Gonyaw is the other SK Light Modified division this year. … Jordan Hadley was victorious in the Limited Sportsman feature on July 1. Al Stone III is the other winner in the division this year. … Wayne Burroughs Jr. won the Mini Stock feature on July 1. Hadley was the winner of the first Mini Stock event of the season.  … For more information check the New London-Waterford Speedbowl website.

NHMS Square LogoWhat: Overton’s 301 weekend
Where: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.
When: Friday – Sunday
Friday: Whelen Modified Tour Whelen All-Star Shootout (non-points exhibition), 2 p.m.; Qualifying for the Sprint Cup Series (TV NBCSN, 4:30 p.m.) and K&N Pro Series East; Practice for the Sprint Cup Series (TV, NBCSN, 11:30 a.m), XFINITY Series (TV, NBCSN, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.), Whelen Modified Tour and K&N Pro Series East.

Saturday: Whelen Modified Tour Eastern Propane & Oil 100, 2 p.m.; XFINITY Series Overton’s 200 (TV NBCSN, 4 p.m.), K&N Pro Series East United Site Services 70, 6:45 p.m.; Qualifying for the XFINITY Series (TV, CNBC, 11 a.m.) and Whelen Modified Tour; Practice for the Sprint Cup Series (TV, NBCSN, 12:30 p.m).
Sunday: Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301. (TV, NBCSN, 3 p.m.)

More: The Overton’s 301 marks the 45th Sprint Cup Series event hosted at New Hampshire Motor Speedway since 1993. … Matt Kenseth is the defending champion of the New Hampshire 301. Jimmie Johnson won the pole for last year’s event. … Kevin Harvick won last year’s September Sprint Cup event in Loudon. … Twenty four different drivers have won Sprint Cup events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, led by Jeff Burton with four victories. … Nine active drivers have multiple wins at NHMS: Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth each have three Monster Energy Cup wins at the track. Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano  and Kevin Harvick each have two. … Berlin’s Ryan Preece will be making his first start for Joe Gibbs Racing in the XFINITY Series Overton’s 200. It marks the first of two appearances for Preece with the Joe Gibbs Racing team this season. Preece, who races full-time on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and has two victories in six starts in the division this year, raced full-time on the XFINITY Series in 2016. … NHMS will play host to a pair of Whelen Modified Tour events over the weekend. … The fourth Whelen Modified Tour All-Star Shootout takes place Friday. The non-points, invitational exhibition event will be a 35-lap race  … The field will include 20 selected drivers. The starting lineup will be determined by a blind draw. … Bobby Santos III is the defending champion of the All-Star Shootout. … The Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track Saturday for the running of the Eastern Propane & Oil 100. … The event is the seventh of 16 Whelen Modified Tour events this season and the first of two events this year at NHMS. The division returns to Loudon for the F.W. Webb 100 on Sept. 23. … Three-time defending Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby won last year’s Eastern Propane & Oil 100. Coby has four career victories at the track and has finished on the podium in eight of his last 10 starts in points events. … Justin Bonsignore won the September event at NHMS last year. … Saturday’s race marks the 66th appearance at NHMS for the Modified Tour. … There have been 21 different race winners at the track, led by Mike Stefanik with eight victories. … Ted Christopher leads active drivers with five career victories. … Donny Lia (two wins), Ron Silk (two wins) and Ryan Newman (two wins) are the only other active Whelen Modified Tour drivers with multiple wins at NHMS. … With 254 points, Timmy Solomito (three wins) leads the Whelen Modified Tour standings. Rowan Pennink (241 points) is second, Eric Goodale (225 points) third, Bonsignore (216 points) fourth and Max Zachem (211 points) fifth. Coby, who is looking for his fourth consecutive series title and fifth overall, sits sixth in the standings with 200 points. … Corey LaJoie, who won last year’s K&N Pro Series East Site Services 70, is not on the entry list for the event. … Whelen Modified Tour regulars Woody Pitkat and Andy Seuss are expected in the starting field for the United Site Services 70. …  For more information check the New Hampshire Motor Speedway website.

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