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Hamilton Jr. Buys Hometown Track
Friday, 4 Dec, 2009 – 13:55 | One Comment
Hamilton Jr. Buys Hometown Track

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Bobby Hamilton Jr. has bought Highland Rim Speedway, a quarter-mile asphalt track located in Ridgetop, Tenn., 20 miles north of Nashville, and said the purchase is partly from the heart and partly from the head.
“It’s a little bit sentimental in addition to being a business move,” he said of his [...]

Georgia Track Rich In History
Monday, 16 Nov, 2009 – 16:00 | 2 Comments
Georgia Track Rich In History

Jefferson, Ga. – Fresh off a multi-million dollar renovation, Gresham Motorsports Park, the half-mile paved oval formerly known as Peach State Speedway, opened its gates on Sunday to host one of the nation’s premier Late Model events, the World Crown 300.
Originally known as Jeffco Speedway, the facility welcomed what is today known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in [...]

Kahne Hires Darrah Full Time
Thursday, 12 Nov, 2009 – 11:53 | Comments Off

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Kasey Kahne Racing announced the permanent addition of sprint car racer Cody Darrah as the driver of the No. 91 Great Clips / Sage Fruit / ASE / Mopar in the 2010 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.  Darrah, 20, of Red Lion, Pa., served as a fill-in driver for KKR’s No. 19 entry for [...]

Saldana Is King Of Worlds, Schatz Is Champ
Sunday, 8 Nov, 2009 – 8:12 | 2 Comments
Saldana Is King Of Worlds, Schatz Is Champ

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A capacity crowd saw Joey Saldana win the World Finals at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway Saturday evening, and also saw Donny Schatz crowned champion of the World of Outlaws.
Saldana became just the fifth driver in the 30-plus year history of the series to win at least 20 A-Feature events in a single [...]

Myers On Top of Worlds
Saturday, 7 Nov, 2009 – 8:42 | Comments Off

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Jason Meyers on Friday night won the opening main event of the third annual World Finals at The Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
His victory allowed him to keep pace with Donny Schatz in the closest points race in World of Outlaws history. With the triumph at the state-of-the-art four-tenths-mile, Meyers earned four more points [...]

Schatz Quick Out of Finals Gate
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 7:24 | Comments Off

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Donny Schatz earned the maximum number of points available Thursday night as the third annual World Finals at The Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in North Carolina began with two rounds of time trials which will set the lineups for Friday and Saturday’s racing programs.
Schactz, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, was [...]

Fairgrounds Speedway Is No More
Wednesday, 4 Nov, 2009 – 12:20 | One Comment
Fairgrounds Speedway Is No More

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville –  The end came quicker than expected for Fairgrounds Speedway.
Track operator Danny Denson Wednesday decided to cancel the scheduled season-ending All-American 400. The race had originally been set for last weekend but was postponed due to a rainy forecast and rescheduled for the end of the month.
Denson reconsidered and decided [...]

Racing History Takes A Beating In Nashville
Tuesday, 27 Oct, 2009 – 7:57 | 11 Comments
Racing History Takes A Beating In Nashville

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – She was once fast and frisky and known throughout the nation for her wild Saturday nights, but now she’s faded, forlorn and almost forgotten.
After this weekend all that’ll be left are the memories.
Historic Fairgrounds Speedway is closing its gates, ending a 51-year-run as one of the most fabled short [...]

Saldana The Big Star In Texas
Sunday, 25 Oct, 2009 – 8:16 | One Comment
Saldana The Big Star In Texas

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Joey Saldana made it three-for-three in the state of Texas after wiring the field on Saturday night at Lone Star Speedway to score his series leading 19th A-Feature win of the season with the World of Outlaws and his career-high 20th overall victory with the series.
Saldana earned $12,000 for the win, which was the 58th [...]

Elliott Protege Climbs Podium In His ARCA Debut
Tuesday, 20 Oct, 2009 – 8:12 | 3 Comments
Elliott Protege Climbs Podium In His ARCA Debut

As Bill Elliott began to approach the later years of his NASCAR career, he started spending some of his time helping aspiring young drivers break into the sport.
His first understudy was his nephew Casey Elliott, who had tons of potential only to be lost to cancer before he could show the NASCAR world just how [...]