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Joe Carver Will Be Missed By Friends, NASCAR
Sunday, 20 Jan, 2013 – 16:25 | 8 Comments
Joe Carver Will Be Missed By Friends, NASCAR

By Larry Woody | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joe Carver dictated the first racing story I “wrote” when I was assigned the beat in the late 1960’s, and he once prodded a grumpy Dale Earnhardt into the Sports Department so I could interview him.
Joe, as PR director of Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway, had a major influence on my career [...]

Southeastern Racing Scene Loses A Tough One
Tuesday, 15 Jan, 2013 – 8:14 | One Comment
Southeastern Racing Scene Loses A Tough One

The Southeastern short track world lost one of its icons on Jan. 4 with the passing of Luther Carter.
Carter, who died at 75 after a battle with cancer, was an old-school racer who passed his love of the sport along to his son Mark Carter, who became a racer himself, as well as his grandson [...]

Annual Evans Day Brings Back Fans, Memories
Thursday, 30 Aug, 2012 – 7:20 | 2 Comments
Annual Evans Day Brings Back Fans, Memories

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ROME, N.Y. – In what has become an annual rite of summer, Central New York racing fans recently honored the legacy of Modified hero Richie Evans at the track where he made his stock car debut – astonishingly – 50 years ago.
Utica-Rome Speedway was in its infancy when Evans and [...]

Dirt Track Diary: Engine Skips And Near Misses
Thursday, 16 Aug, 2012 – 7:20 | Comments Off
Dirt Track Diary: Engine Skips And Near Misses

By Clint Smith
Special to RacinToday.com
(Editor’s note: Veteran dirt racer Clint “Cat Daddy” Smith of Senoia, Ga., has been racing and winning since 1981. He has more than 200 feature wins to his credit. Before he started driving, he worked on the car driven by his father, legendary racer and car-builder Roscoe Smith.
Clint Smith currently competes [...]

‘Buck’ Not About Bucks; He Was About The Wins
Monday, 13 Aug, 2012 – 17:13 | 4 Comments
‘Buck’ Not About Bucks; He Was About The Wins

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When the news came that Charles Leroy “Buck” Simmons, one of the greatest short track drivers who ever lived, had died at the relatively young age of 66, my mind wandered back to a Friday night some years back, to a race at a track called Highway 106 Speedway in [...]

Schatz Wins Knoxville Nationals For Sixth Time
Sunday, 12 Aug, 2012 – 7:47 | Comments Off
Schatz Wins Knoxville Nationals For Sixth Time

Donny Schatz recorded his sixth Knoxville Nationals victory in the last seven years after outlasting local favorite Brian Brown by 0.117 seconds Saturday night at historic Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.
“There’s something about this place when we come here for the Nationals, it’s game on,” Schatz said. “It takes everything to be right. When you get [...]

Stewart Conquering Canada
Wednesday, 1 Aug, 2012 – 6:34 | Comments Off
Stewart Conquering Canada

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Tony Stewart led all 30 laps on Tuesday to claim his third career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory and his second in a row at the 3/8-mile Ohsweken Speedway oval in Ohsweken, Ontario.
Counting Monday’s win in Corr/Pak Sprints action, the three-time Sprint Cup champion has ended his last three events at Ohsweken Speedway a [...]

Dirt Track Diary: On The Road With ‘Cat Daddy’
Wednesday, 18 Jul, 2012 – 19:28 | 2 Comments
Dirt Track Diary: On The Road With ‘Cat Daddy’

By Clint Smith
Special to RacinToday.com
Editor’s note: Veteran dirt racer Clint “Cat Daddy” Smith of Senoia, Ga., has been racing and winning since 1981. He has more than 200 feature wins to his credit. Before he started driving, he worked on the car driven by his father, legendary racer and car-builder Roscoe Smith.
Clint Smith currently [...]

Swindell Crowned Champ At Kings Royal
Sunday, 15 Jul, 2012 – 7:24 | Comments Off

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Sammy Swindell outlasted a late charge from Kerry Madsen to claim the 29th annual Kings Royal – and the $50,000 first-place prize.
The victory was his 20th career at Eldora Speedway and his third career Kings Royal title, which ties him with Jac Haudenschild for second on the all-time list.
“It would have been nice to be [...]

Saldana Captures Knight Before At Eldora
Saturday, 14 Jul, 2012 – 7:10 | Comments Off

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A year ago, Joey Saldana’s season was derailed because an accident during the Kings Royal kept him out of his sprint car for approximately two months.
On Friday, Saldana won the Knight Before the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. It was his 11th with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at the famed half-mile oval.
“Tonight [...]