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Swindell Announces Retirement
Monday, 25 Aug, 2014 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Swindell Announces Retirement

Veteran sprint car driver Sammy Swindell announced his retirement, effective immediately, on Monday.
Swindell is a three-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion who won 294 races. The Memphis, Tenn., area native was one of the original Outlaws who helped grow the series from its 1978 origins at Devil’s Bowl Speedway into the premier [...]

Schatz Reigns At Knoxville Nationals
Sunday, 10 Aug, 2014 – 6:34 | Comments Off
Schatz Reigns At Knoxville Nationals

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Donny Schatz  continued his dominance of sprint car racing’s biggest event on Saturday night when he won the Knoxville Nationals for the eighth time in nine years.
Schatz is now just three wins away from tying Steve Kinser’s Knoxville mark.
Brian Brown finished second for the third year in a row.
Kerry Madsen, Craig Dollansky and Justin Henderson [...]

Madsen Takes Crown At Kings Royal
Sunday, 13 Jul, 2014 – 7:59 | Comments Off
Madsen Takes Crown At Kings Royal

Kerry Madsen won the prestigious Kings Royal sprint car race, one of the most coveted prizes on the World of Outlaws STP Series schedule, on Saturday night.
“I just want to thank Eldora Speedway for just letting me be part of this fantastic race,” Madsen said at historic Eldora Speedway after his victoy. “I moved over [...]

Schatz Moves Into Even More Elite Company
Saturday, 28 Jun, 2014 – 8:04 | Comments Off
Schatz Moves Into Even More Elite Company

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Donny Schatz keeps making history.
Only two other people have done what five-time champion Schatz did at 34 Raceway Friday night – become a 154-race winner in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.
In scoring his seventh win of the season, Schatz surpassed two-time champion Mark Kinser for third on the all-time wins list.
“It’s something [...]

King Kinser Will Get A Royal Send Off In 2014
Wednesday, 12 Feb, 2014 – 18:34 | Comments Off
King Kinser Will Get A Royal Send Off In 2014

In the mid-1980s, a guy from the advertising department at the newspaper I worked for in Colorado came to my desk and asked if I was going to the local dirt track that weekend. When asked why, ad guy gave a two-word answer: Kinser’s there.
Not the sprint cars or the World of Outlaws or the [...]

Clauson Captures 2014 Chili Bowl Championship
Sunday, 19 Jan, 2014 – 8:54 | Comments Off
Clauson Captures 2014 Chili Bowl Championship

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Bryan Clauson won the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals on Friday night in Tulsa, Okla.
To win the 2014 Golden Driller trophy, Clauson had to hold off four-time and defending champion Kevin Swindell, who finished second after starting 14th.
“I’m just really relieved I didn’t throw it away because these guys are really good,” Bryan Clauson said [...]

Clauson Tops Chili Bowl On Friday
Saturday, 18 Jan, 2014 – 8:40 | Comments Off
Clauson Tops Chili Bowl On Friday

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Breaking a streak of three, first-time preliminary night winners, Bryan Clauson “railroaded” the field en route to his second career prelim victory during Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night at the 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.
“The thing was on a rail, and has been on a rail since the time [...]

First-Timers Continue To Rule At 2014 Chili Bowl
Friday, 17 Jan, 2014 – 8:16 | Comments Off
First-Timers Continue To Rule At 2014 Chili Bowl

The checkered flag waved on a first-time preliminary winner for the third consecutive evening during the Chili Bowl Nationals Thursday, as Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell posted a flag-to-flag/25-lap victory in the John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night A-Feature.
Bell’s win on the clay, quarter-mile Tulsa Expo Center track marked the second of the week for an Oklahoman during [...]

Young Fetcho To Become Taylor Swift Of Racing?
Thursday, 16 Jan, 2014 – 13:11 | Comments Off
Young Fetcho To Become Taylor Swift Of Racing?

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASHVILLE – Teen-age racer Dylan Fetcho hopes Scott Borchetta can do for his racing career what he’s done for Taylor Swift’s singing career.
Borchetta, founder and owner of Big Machine Records, discovered Swift several years ago when she was 14, and helped turn her into one of country music’s [...]

NASCAR’s Jimmy Elledge To Dip Into Chili Bowl
Thursday, 16 Jan, 2014 – 12:31 | One Comment
NASCAR’s Jimmy Elledge To Dip Into Chili Bowl

By Len Hayward | Senior Correspondent
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TULSA, Okla.  – Jimmy Elledge’s experience driving a Midget is vastly different than his time spent working as a crew chief and mechanic in NASCAR’s top series.
 That hasn’t stopped the Sprint Cup Series veteran – who is semi-retired but will still work some events in 2014 for Phoenix Racing – [...]