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ISM RACEWAY TO HONOR VETERANS DAY WEEKEND WITH NATIONAL ANTHEM

  Sunday to feature Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force & Maj. Gen Jeannie M. Leavitt, Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service  PHOENIX – ISM Raceway is proud to celebrate Veterans Day Weekend during the Bluegreen Vacations 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Semi-Final Weekend, November 8-10. Throughout the weekend, veterans and… ...

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ISM RACEWAY TO HOST OPEN HOUSE EVENT FOR NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES

FREE!              FREE!              FREE! Free admission provided following the conclusion of Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200; Fans encouraged to donate non-perishable food and new toys   With the return of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Championship on Saturday, November 9, ISM Raceway will host an Open House providing race fans and the local community with free… ...

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WIN THIS 2019 Z06 CORVETTE COUPE OR $75,000 CASH DRAWING DATE: 

JULY 11 – 15, 2019 USE PROMO CODE: SUM20 FOR 20% MORE TICKETS WHO COULD RESIST THIS TORCH RED 2019 Z06 CORVETTE COUPE WITH CARBON FLASH FULL-LENGTH DUAL RACING STRIPES? The 2019 Z06 Corvette Coupe, with the 650-hp LT4 6.2LSupercharged V8, along with the 7-speed transmission, is the perfectcombination of speed and performance. PERFORMANCE FEATURES INCLUDE: Supercharged 650-hp 6.2 L V8… ...

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Roger Penske to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom award

By Jerry Bonkowski NASCAR, IndyCar and IMSA team owner Roger Penske will receive one of the nation’s highest civilian honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Donald Trump announced Thursday. “He’s very thrilled to be getting it,” Trump said of Penske during an appearance with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House. Penske will… ...

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ISM RACEWAY PRESIDENT JULIE GIESE NAMED ONE OF AZ BUSINESS MAGAZINE

PHOENIX– ISM Raceway’s president, Julie Giese, has been recognized as one of Arizona’s most influential women by AZ Business magazine. The honorees were selected for their impact on their organizations, the region’s business climate and in the community. The entire list of the 2019 class may be found here. “I am honored to be recognized alongside so… ...

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Why Is Drag Racing Called Drag Racing?

BY:  Jason Torchinsky I have a lot of respect for the sport of drag racing, partially because I believe there’s a lot more nuance and complexity to it than most people think, and also because I once almost crashed a dragster because I’m a moron. One thing I’ve never fully understood, though, is the name: why is called drag racing?… ...

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WILKERSON, SALINAS, BUTNER AND HECTOR JR. EARN PROVISIONAL NO. 1

·    Tim Wilkerson looks for first No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car since Bristol 2017 ·    Mike Salinas earns Top Fuel provisional No. 1 on Friday ·    Bo Butner looks for second Pro Stock No. 1 qualifying position of the season ·    Hector Arana Jr. searches for third career Pro Stock Motorcycle No. 1 qualifier at Las Vegas  LAS VEGAS… ...

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Where to find racing action, on TV and online BY:  MIKE PRYSON

RACING ON TV: WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK FRIDAY, MARCH 29 — Formula 1 practice 1, Sakhir Circuit, Bahrain; 6:55 a.m., ESPNU (L) — Formula 1 practice 2, Sakhir Circuit, Bahrain; 10:55 a.m., ESPNU (L) — Monster Energy NASCAR Cup practice, Fort Worth, Texas; 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., FS1 (L) — NASCAR Xfinity practice, Fort… ...

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Class action lawsuit filed against NASCAR BY:  Shane Walters

Boring as hell for most to read, and likely to go nowhere, but it is “Racing News.” Firemen’s Retirement System of St. Louis vs NASCAR Holdings Inc. Firemen’s Retirement System of St. Louis has filed a class-action lawsuit against NASCAR Holdings Inc. which also mentions Lesa France Kennedy, James “Jim” France in addition to Brian… ...

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2020 NASCAR schedule released BY:  Shane Walters

The NASCAR championship finale is set to head to a short track for the 2020 racing season; Double-header race weekend announced The highly anticipated 2020 NASCAR schedule has just made it’s debut. Officials announced the upcoming schedule via a live broadcast on various channels. View the full 2020 NASCAR schedule below. The biggest change involves… ...

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Tony Stewart says drivers with personality; Dirt tracks would help

“RR-AZ is with Tony on this one“ Stewart details what NASCAR needs to return to the days of popularity NASCAR was a sport born with stock cars on the short tracks of the South. The cars were somewhat affordable. Richard Childress turned a $20 race car into a NASCAR super team of today. In those… ...

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iK9 Knows Hailie Deegan is Fur’real

  Global Leader in Canine Security Services and Training Backs Hailie Deegan’s Six-Race Campaign in 2019 ARCA Menards Series Will Serve as Primary Sponsor May 31 at Pocono, Associate Sponsor at All Other ARCA Races; iK9 Sponsorship Debuts with Deegan’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Race April 6 at Bristol iK9, a global leader in… ...

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RACING ON TV: WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

Where to find racing action, on TV and online  BY:  MIKE PRYSON   Email Racing on TV listings: SATURDAY, MARCH 16 — Formula 1 qualifying, Melbourne, Australia; 1:55 a.m., ESPN2 (L) — IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Sebring, Fla.; 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., CNBC (L) — IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1… ...

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UTAH VOTES $5 MILLION TO RESTORE BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS

  Media contact: Louise Ann Noeth 805.312.0893 |  louise@savethesalt.org Salt Lake City, UT—Pop the champagne!  Rattle your salt shaker!  It’s time to celebrate!  The Utah State Legislature approved a $5 million appropriation to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats as part of the state budget. In the past few weeks, Utah legislators received upwards of 1,000 emails… ...

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AJ Foyt on dirt racing BY:  Shane Walters

AJ Foyt has driven and won in everything there is to race; Dirt racing is his favorite AJ Foyt is the only driver to win the Daytona 500, Indy 500, Rolex 24 at Daytona and 24 hours of Le Mans. He’s a man that’s raced and one in just about everything. That of course, includes… ...

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NASCAR isn’t totally satisfied with the race at Las Vegas Motor

“Meh” – RR-AZ However, NASCAR passing records were broken at Las Vegas Motor Speedway NASCAR introduced the 2019 rules package in full for the first time on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Less horsepower, a bigger spoiler, more overall downforce, more drag and the addition of front nose aero ducts. With the exception of… ...

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NASCAR, 704GAMES AND RACE TEAM ALLIANCE ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL eNASCAR

Draft Scheduled as Live Fan Event in Gatorade Victory Lane; Chip Ganassi Racing Earns First Pick of Draft Via Social Fan Vote DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR, 704Games and the Race Team Alliance announced today the first-ever eNASCAR Heat Pro League Draft will take place at ISM Raceway on March 10 at 8:45 a.m. MST. The… ...

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AMSOIL USAC/CRA 410 SPRINT CARS RETURN TO CSP! – UPDATE

      Tony Steele, Peoria, Ariz. (Edited: Feb 27, 2019) The Spring Showcase will kick racing action off once again at Canyon Speedway Park for the 2019 season on NASCAR Weekend in Peoria, Arizona – March 8th and 9th. The 2018 edition was easily a candidate for race of the year as the AMSOIL… ...

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Trading Paint: Dirt racing movie now available online BY:  Shane

Trading Paint is a new dirt track racing film starring John Travolta and Shania Twain This movie has long been anticipated by avid dirt racing fans across the country. It’s finally here from streaming in the race shop. Straight to digital download. The new dirt racing film is currently available on Apple iTunes and Google… ...

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F1 BARCELONA TEST TIMES FROM MONDAY: SEBASTIAN VETTEL, FERRARI ON TOP

Four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel started the 2019 season with quick times during a test session in Spain.PHOTO BY MOTORSPORT IMAGES-LAT   Different teams have different objectives, strategies with Formula 1 testing BY:  SAM HALL Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel topped the time sheets on the first day of a four-day Formula 1 preseason test in Barcelona, as… ...

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NASCAR’s Aggressive Plan To Get The Business Turned Around : 

As NASCAR enters the 2019 season, the business of the sport is looking to bounce back. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)GETTY If you think about it, some of the most compelling stories in business center on bouncing back from adversity. Steve Jobs turning Apple back around. Lee Iacocca reviving Chrysler. You get the idea. While… ...

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KEVIN HARVICK, JOEY LOGANO LEAD FORD SWEEPS OF NASCAR DAYTONA DUEL

Field now set for Sunday’s Great American Race BY:  REID SPENCER Straight-line speed in qualifying is one thing. Speed and drivability in the draft is something quite different, as the Ford camp proved decisively in Thursday night’s Gander RV Duel at Daytona 150-mile qualifying races at Daytona International Speedway. Kevin Harvick led the last 44 laps on… ...

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Cody Mallory, Scott Bloomquist’s crew chief arrested BY:  Shane

Cody Mallory was arrested at Volusia Speedway Park This week, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series is competing at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Scott Bloomquist has traveled over to run the DIRTcar Nationals. On Wednesday afternoon, teams were preparing their machines for the upcoming night of racing at the dirt track. Police… ...

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NASCAR track operator SMI partners with lottery firm to offer live

BY: JOE MARUSAK The owner of Charlotte Motor Speedway and other NASCAR tracks is partnering with a lottery firm to one day bring a lottery game based on live auto races to the North American market for the first time. Speedway Motorsports Inc. and EquiLottery Games announced plans Thursday for Car Cash, a three number lottery draw game based… ...

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FORMER INDY CAR, F1 DRIVER DEREK DALY SUES INDIANAPOLIS TV STATION

Derek Daly has sued WISH-TV in Indianapolis for $25 million for defamation of character.PHOTO BY INDYCAR   Defamation suit claims Daly never made racially insensitive remarks in the 1980s BY:  BRUCE MARTIN Derek Daly, who found himself in a firestorm of controversy thanks to former Indianapolis Colts play-by-play broadcaster Bob Lamey last August, has filed a… ...

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Yet Another NASCAR Tradition Seems To Have Run Its Course BY:  DAVE

Jayski.com was launched in August 1996 and posted news every day about NASCAR from Jan. 5, 1998 until this past Jan. 28.ESPN Jay Adamczyk, known far and wide around NASCAR as Jayski, tells me that he is looking for a new home for his stock-car website, which was dropped without much warning by ESPN.com in… ...

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THE ALL-WOMEN’S SINGLE-SEATER RACING SERIES IS DOWN TO 28

The W Series is selecting drivers on merit for its inaugural campaign BY:  AUTOWEEK STAFF   The W Series single-seater division for women is down to 28 finalists.PHOTO BY W SERIES W Series, the new European single-seater racing series for women, is one step closer to taking the grid for the first time. The league revealed… ...

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MOTHER NATURE REIGNS AS FERNANDO ALONSO HELPS LEAD WAYNE TAYLOR

Rain-plagued race cut short for the first time since 2004 BY:  STEVEN COLE SMITH On a local TV station’s evening weather segment on Saturday, the meteorologist said she couldn’t remember the last time she forecast 100 percent probability of significant precipitation for the entire coast-to-coast Central Florida viewing area. You can’t argue with 100 percent, and… ...

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Nascar Legend’s Former 100′ Motor-yacht Could Be Yours

SUNDAY MONEY, the 100-foot Hatteras yacht that NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Sr. had custom-built but never got to enjoy, can be yours for $4.2 million. That’s what Earnhardt’s dream boat lists for on national yacht broker sites. Earnhardt selected the layout, interior and other features for the yacht, which took more… ...

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