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Sam Bass worked his artistry on everything from canvas to guitars. (RacinToday file photo by David Vaughn)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

NASCAR lost two very special people Saturday; people who were icons in very different areas of the sport but still connected.

One was motorsports artist Sam Bass. The other was former NASCAR official and […]

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Truex Jr. Makes It Two Straight In Kentucky
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Martin Truex Jr. turned in another dominating performance in winning at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night. This time his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory there came without late-race drama of last year’s.
Truex, who led 175 of 267 laps in his Furniture Row Racing Toyota on Saturday, passed Kurt Busch for the lead with 44 laps […]

Sun, 07/15/18 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Makes It Two Straight In Kentucky
Bell Claims Kentucky Xfinity Race
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Christopher Bell, forced to start from the rear of the field in Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway, recovered for his first win on the 1.5-mile track and his second of 2018.
A spin in qualifying forced the Joe Gibb Racing rookie’s poor starting position.
“This is really special,” Bell said. “I keep making mistakes. […]

Sat, 07/14/18 – 9:04 | Comments Off on Bell Claims Kentucky Xfinity Race
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Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway on Friday.
“It wasn’t a perfect lap by any means but it was good enough,” said Truex after posting a speed of 188.890 mph (25.588-seconds). “We worked in race trim the whole time and honestly, our qualifying run, we only got […]

Fri, 07/13/18 – 19:54 | Comments Off on
Turns And Feuds Are The Talk Of Kentucky
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some notes and quotes from Sparta, Kentucky on Friday:
Looking for action at Kentucky Speedway? Keep your eyes on Turn 3, drivers say.
“Turn 3 is tough for sure,” Martin Truex Jr said. “It seems like this year maybe a little bit easier with the new tires that they brought here, but […]

Fri, 07/13/18 – 18:32 | Comments Off on Turns And Feuds Are The Talk Of Kentucky
Jones Headed to The Top? Let’s Slow Down a Bit, Please
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As I rolled up the old pant legs and waded into media reaction to last weekend’s racing in Daytona, Iowa, Epping and Bowmanville, a headline caught my eye. It read, “Erik Jones showing he’s ready to rise to the top”.
The accompanying piece – presumably and hopefully an opinion piece – proclaimed Jones victory in Saturday […]

Fri, 07/13/18 – 17:06 | Comments Off on Jones Headed to The Top? Let’s Slow Down a Bit, Please
Harding Replaces Chaves With Daly In Toronto
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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American Conor Daly will contest Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto for Harding Racing, temporarily relegating Colombian Gabby Chaves to the role of spectator.
The team fronted by former INDYCAR executive Brian Barnhart and owned by Indianapolis businessman Mike Harding is in the midst of its first full season after competing in three […]

Fri, 07/13/18 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Harding Replaces Chaves With Daly In Toronto
Rhodes Tracks Down Truck Win In Kentucky
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Ben Rhodes won Thursday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Rhodes, a Kentucky native, held off Stewart Friesen by .922-seconds in getting his first win of the season.
“I still don’t have any words,” Rhodes said after his second-career win in the Camping World Truck Series. “This is amazing, a dream come true. […]

Fri, 07/13/18 – 7:02 | Comments Off on Rhodes Tracks Down Truck Win In Kentucky
Cup Drivers Getting Straight On ROVAL Curves
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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“Challenging” and “survival” could easily become the operative words describing Charlotte Motor Speedway’s road course and the Bank of America ROVAL 400 scheduled for Sept. 30.
The two words first surfaced when Goodyear began tire testing on the course that incorporates part of Charlotte’s 1.5-mile oval with a winding track through […]

Wed, 07/11/18 – 15:27 | Comments Off on Cup Drivers Getting Straight On ROVAL Curves
Newman To Hit The Dirt In Anderson Truck
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. –When Jordan Anderson asked Ryan Newman if he would drive his truck in the NASCAR Camping World Series event at Eldora Speedway, the Indiana native agreed on one condition: He could come to the shop and work on his entry.
Anderson gladly obliged.
“To have him in the shop […]

Wed, 07/11/18 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Newman To Hit The Dirt In Anderson Truck
RT’s Williams Collects Hardware
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RacinToday.com Senior Writer Deb Williams has been honored by the National Motorsports Press Association with one of its most prestigious awards – the Joe Littlejohn Award.
Determined by the NMPA president, the award is given annually to the person or persons, or an organization, in recognition for or outstanding service to the NMPA. Williams previously […]

Tue, 07/10/18 – 17:02 | Comments Off on RT’s Williams Collects Hardware