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  2. Ryan Newman

    USA Today reports he is in serious condition but injuries do not seem life threatening. Thank God. Continued prayers he heals quickly and fully.
  3. daytona

    N-car held a press conference at 9:00 pm. Saw it on foxsports-1. Glad I didn't watch the race. I've come to hate these wreckfest plate races.
  4. Reutzel Red Hot in Florida and Looking for More this Weekend at East Bay Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (February 13, 2020) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team have picked right up in 2020 where they left off at the close of the 2019 season. After racing to a nation’s best 18 410-ci feature wins last year and a second consecutive All Star Circuit of Champions title, Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car team went two-for-four in victories with the All Stars over the past week and reeled off three consecutive top-ten finishes in World of Outlaws competition as well at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals. After winning the second night of All Star competition at the DIRTcar Nationals last Thursday and then picking up another one in dominant fashion in the series return to Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park on Monday night, Reutzel summed it up, ““We kinda picked up right where we left off last year. Whenever you’re running that good at the end of the year, you don’t want the year to end. Momentum can change and you can never be too sure how the next year is going to start.” Reutzel looks to keep the momentum going, swapping out the 410-ci powerplant to take a shot at the $10,000 winner’s share at East Bay Raceway Park’s “King of 360’s” Nationals that takes place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. “It always takes a few laps to adjust from the 410 to the 360,” the former ASCS National champion explained. “We had two good nights here earlier this week and once we get back in the 360 rhythm, we should be good.” The only hiccup for the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team last week came in Wednesday’s opening leg of the five-night DIRTcar Nationals at Barberville’s Volusia Speedway Park. “We were a little too tight in qualifying and I just didn’t make very good laps,” Reutzel recalls. “Then it was pretty heavy all night, we were just too far behind to dig out of it.” Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspension team rebounded in championship style the following night with his first North American win of 2020 after capturing an earlier win in Australia. After a heat race win and a critical run from fourth to second in his Dash, Reutzel raced from fourth in the 25-lap All Star feature to capture the lead on the 16th lap en route to his first series win of the year. “Getting to second in the Dash was critical to putting us in a position where we could win the feature,” Reutzel explains. “We were able to find the rubber early to get around Brad (Sweet) for second and then we got fortunate when Ian (Madsen) made a mistake racing a lapped car that gave us the lead. We had just enough tire to make it to the finish, I don’t think we could have made another lap.” Reutzel followed that up with three consecutive top-ten finishes with the World of Outlaws including a tenth-place run on Friday, a charge from 23rd to ninth on Saturday and another showing of tenth from 14th on Sunday to finish out the DIRTcar Nationals. “We missed it a little bit in qualifying each night that put us behind,” Reutzel explains. “We raced really well each night though and went forward, so we feel good about it.” The All Star Circuit of Champions returned to Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park for a two-night stand on Monday and Tuesday and the Clute, TX, native turned in a dominant performance to win the opening night before charging from 14th to fourth in the Tuesday card that wrapped up the 410-ci portion of Florida Speedweeks. In the Monday card, Reutzel needed just three laps to charge from sixth into the feature lead after setting quick time in qualifying earlier in the night. “I was the only car to go up top early, and it all just worked out from there,” Reutzel says. After a qualifying miscue on Tuesday, Reutzel rallied from deep in the field to capture fourth, making for six top-tens in seven nights of 410-ci competition. Now, Reutzel sets his sights on the $10,000 “King of 360’s” prize that awaits on Saturday following preliminary action on Thursday and Friday at East Bay Raceway Park. 2020 Quick Stats: 16 races, 3 wins, 9 top-fives, 13 top-tens. Next Up: King of 360’s Nationals at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.
  5. Sprint Car Bandits 2020 Tour Kicks Off at Heart O’ Texas – March 20th Elm Mott, TX (02/11/20) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series kicks off the 2020 tour at the 1/4 mile 'bullring' oval of Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) in Waco on Friday, March 20th with the running of the Gordon Woolley Classic. This annual event celebrating the life, history and racing career of the First member of the Heart O' Texas Wall of Fame, Gordon Wooley, kicks off the sprint car action at the speedway for the 2020 season. Let’s jump right into the nuts and bolts: RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 6:30pm until about 7:00pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Sprint Car Bandits, get selfies, purchase series racing apparel & merchandise (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2020…as was the case in 2019. If you’d like to get your series t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com has them on sale right now! TRACK INFO: Heart O' Texas Speedway’s website is www.HeartOTexasSpeedway.com and their address is 784 N McLennan Drive Waco, TX 76640 (just north of town right off of I-35); track phone is 254-829-2294. Action fires up at 8pm on March 20th. RACE TEAMS: all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track. Mandatory drivers meeting and draw cut-off is at 6:15pm. The standard posted SCB purse and rules are in effect. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. As in 2019, there is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information. The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment) yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition with teams of varying budget sizes. The SCB “20° wing angle rule” also helps by freeing up the cars to be able to pass easier in many cases that also helps reduce excess tire and engine wear. Our ‘one rear tire all night long’ rule has saved racers thousands of dollars over the past four seasons. All these small, yet effective changes, have been accomplished without the racers having to purchase something out of the ordinary. And we essentially haven’t changed the rules since the inception of the series at the end of 2015. And let’s face it, since the events of 9/11/2001, a lot of the economics of the sport of dirt track racing have changed drastically (especially the cost of travel, track insurance, general crowd sizes, cost of racing components), yet there really hasn’t been much being done on a nationwide level to help counteract those economic impacts. We aren’t trying to say we’ve ‘fixed’ all those impacts, but at least we are doing something to help curb racer expenses – and it’s working. Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as in the past 32 series events there have been 20 different feature winners! Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits . If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com for more information. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets. If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible. This schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Friday March 20th when the Sprint Car Bandits tour returns to Heart O’ Texas Speedway, near Waco, Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the first time in 2020!
  6. Tony Hernandez Memorial Kicks off 2020 Texas Sprint Series March 7th – Driver Pre-Entry Now Open! Kennedale, TX (2/14/20) by DarinShort.com. The Texas Sprint Series Season Opens with the Tony Hernandez Memorial at KENNEDALE SPEEDWAY PARK on Saturday, March 7th – and online Driver Pre-Entry is now open at www.raceTSS.com! Tony was the TSS founder and passed away after his courageous battle with cancer on January 31st, 2020, and we will honor him during opening ceremonies. Drivers – please make sure to read the updated series rules, including the online event pre-registration process. This season all drivers must register through the online link on the Drivers/Rules link at www.raceTSS.com – which is a simple process that literally will take seconds to complete. You just enter your driver name, car number, phone number, then click the ‘pre-enter’ button and you’re all set. Pre-entry closes 3 days prior to each event. Additional event details will be posted on race week – such as drivers meeting times, hot laps, ticket prices; etc. ICYMI, the TSS launched their new series website last week, here’s the details if you’d like to read on: The Online Home for the Texas Sprint Series Launches Today, at raceTSS.com! Garland, TX (02/06/20) by DarinShort.com. Officials of the DFW-based Texas Sprint Series (TSS) are pleased to announce the launch of www.raceTSS.com – their new online home. For those unfamiliar, the TSS is a RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Car group that competes across eight tracks in roughly a 150-mile radius of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex area. At the new site, fans, race teams, tracks and marketing partners can keep updated on the latest Series news, pictures, video, schedule, rules, online registration & merchandise store…and much more. Speaking of online store, TSS would like to thank Norman Martin and the crew at Action Sportswear for creating such a great looking t-shirt design for 2020 (which are for sale at raceTSS.com). TSS Series Promoter Danny Merrell comments: “The 2020 season for the Texas Sprint Series is going to be fantastic. We’ve got a great officiating crew assembled, there are already 38 registered teams and now all we need is some decent race night weather in order to provide racing fans throughout this region with exciting and family entertainment-driven winged sprint car racing.” Merrell continues: “During the off-season we developed a symbiotic relationship with the 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series. That alliance will help grow our online media presence – and it already is today with the launch of raceTSS.com. I’d like to thank SCB co-founder Darin Short for spearheading coordination with the tracks across this region and getting both the TSS and SCB schedules interlocked, resulting in not even one overlapping event scheduled for the 2020 season. Now when race fans want to see a quality winged sprint car series in the region, they’ll no longer have to pick and choose which series event to go to. This also greatly benefits those alliance tracks, as it will boost fan attendance organically. Between the scheduling work, bolstered marketing presence and strong officiating staff, we’re really hitting on all eight cylinders going into the new season.” Will Eggimann, Principal with the SCB comments: “There are so many positive scenarios with this alliance that make sense for teams, fans, marketing partners and promoters – and that’s been our ultimate goal all along with the SCB.” In other Series news, there are no significant rules or procedure changes being planned. The season kick-off meeting was this past Saturday at Smiley’s Racing Products and teams are now prepping for the season opener at Kennedale Speedway Park on Saturday, March 7th. THANK YOU to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of the Texas Sprint Series throughout the years, and we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge our marketing partners at this point going into the 2020 season: All Import Auto Parts, SCP Polymers, Smiley's Racing Products - The Official Page, Velocita-USA, Sunoco Race Fuels, Henderson Properties - Ron Henderson, Precision Reprographics, Allard Racing Engines, Superior Steering Wheels, Woods Transmission & General Auto Repair and ABC Pick & Pull – and if you’d like to get your business in front of our loyal fans, contact us today. We can help develop an effective and budget-pleasing solution! Here is the current Texas Sprint Series schedule for 2020 – as of Feb. 6, 2020: Kennedale Speedway Park (3/7, 4/11, 6/6) Boyd Raceway (3/27, 5/29, 7/3) Heart o' Texas Speedway (4/10, 7/24) Monarch Motor Speedway (4/17, 5/22) Abilene Speedway (5/2, 7/11, 8/1) Grayson County Speedway (6/13, 9/12) 82 Speedway (6/20, 9/19) Southern Oklahoma Speedway (8/29)
  7. Texas Two Step On Tap At Cotton Bowl Speedway And LoneStar Speedway Tickets are now on sale for the Cotton Bowl event and the East Texas Lone Star Shootout PAIGE, TX – Feb. 13, 2020 – After opening the 2020 season in Florida, The Greatest Show on Dirt will head for an exciting Texas doubleheader Friday, March 13, at Cotton Bowl Speedway and Saturday, March 14, at LoneStar Speedway. It will be the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ first time back at Cotton Bowl Speedway, in Paige, TX, since 2018 and at LoneStar Speedway, in Kilgore, TX, since 2017. Reigning champion Brad Sweet has one of the best records at the 3/8-mile Cotton Bowl Speedway. He won the Series’ first race at the speedway in 2016 and finished second to David Gravel the next race in 2018. With a win at Volusia Speedway Park already this year, he’ll look to keep that success going with his Kasey Kahne Racing team in his quest for back to back championships. The last time the Series raced at the 1/3-mile LoneStar Speedway, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz took home the victory. After losing the 2019 championship by four points to Sweet, the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver will be on the hunt to reclaim title. He’ll also be looking to claim his 300th win this year. Schatz also picked up a win in Florida, bringing him to 295 career World of Outlaws wins. Danny Lasoski holds the track record at both tracks – 13.517 sec. at Cotton Bowl and 13.059 sec. at LoneStar Speedway. And while he’s retired from racing, he’ll be back on the tour full-time in 2020 as mentor and crew chief for rookie contender Mason Daniel. Both events will pay $10,000-to-win and are sure to produced high-octane action among the winged warriors of the World of Outlaws. Hot Laps start at 6 p.m. at both events with racing schedule to start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale for the Friday, March 13 Cotton Bowl Speedway event and the Saturday, March 14 East Texas Lone Star Shootout at LoneStar Speedway. As always, if you can’t make it to the races, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com. PREVIOUS COTTON BOWL SPEEDWAY WINNERS: 2018 – David Gravel on April 26 2016 – Brad Sweet on Feb. 26 PREVIOUS LONESTAR SPEEDWAY WINNERS: 2017 – Donny Schatz on March 3 2010 – Craig Dollansky on March 12 2009 – Joey Saldana on April 10, Joey Saldana on October 24 2004 – Steve Kinser on March 12 2003 – Steve Kinser on October 24 1986 – Sammy Swindell on March 14, Sammy Swindell on June 14 1984 – Sammy Swindell on May 5, Sammy Swindell on May 5 (March 10 make-up), Sammy Swindell on June 19 The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Drydene (Official Motor Oil), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), iRacing (Official Online Racing Game), Morton Buildings (Official Building), NOS Energy (Official Energy Product), SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); contingency sponsors include ARP Automotive Racing Products, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, DART, and KSE Racing Products ; manufacturer sponsors include FireAde, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, and TNT Rescue. Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws®, based in Concord, NC, is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful cars on dirt, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVision® also broadcasts all World of Outlaws events over the Internet to fans around the world. Learn more about the World of Outlaws.
  8. Ryan Newman

    Ryan has survived the crash. In serious condition at hospital.
  9. Today
  10. Ryan Newman

    Orlando Sentinel reported they removed all press from the area as well. Prayers for Lajoie as well.Nothing he could do,
  11. daytona

    Mike Joy been through this 19 years ago to the day. What scares the most was the hit while he was on the ground
  12. 39 in Super Pro, 45 in Pro and 12 Jr Dragsters....Plus a few T-N-T cars.....I think I counted about 25 in the stands at one time.
  13. Ryan Newman

    I didn't know that NASCAR put up big black panels to block fans in the stands from seeing the extraction. This is not a good sign. That, and the complete blackout of news from NASCAR or FOX.
  14. daytona

    Reading the twitter feed, they apparently didn’t cover the car, so there’s a little glimmer of hope there. More concerned about what Gordon and Joy didn’t say....just have to wait foethe update and say some prayers.
  15. Ryan Newman

    At least there was no tarp placed over the car before he was removed and taken to the hospital. We are all hoping for the best for Ryan.
  16. Ryan Newman

    I think prayers are needed. I didn't know he got hit drivers side upside down.God be with him.
  17. daytona

    At least they removed him from the wreck instead of just covering the mangled machine with a tarp. Praying that Ryan is OK.
  18. daytona

    LOOKED TO ME RICKY HIT 24 TO HARD AND TURNED HIM . .that was what Byron said .. so who knows but I am in line with Byron .. and yes nick I watched the race and I know Toyota will have something to say .. but knowing Toyota he loved the wrecks and hope ryan is ok .. I dont like wrecks like that you just never know as an old driver what the out come will be .. that was why after I wrecked one driver I never went out to wreck anyone else ..
  19. daytona

    I agree .they turned his car over .. I hope he was talking to them during that time .. but I did not look good at all ..
  20. daytona

    This is not good for Newman. This yellow line rule need to stop. That is the cause of this wreck. Safety crew took way to long to get there
  21. Yesterday
  22. daytona

    What how Ricky pulled out to pass and then Byron pulled down. Yeah Jeff Gordon isn't going to mention it when that is his old ride.
  23. daytona

    Better not let toyotatim know you’re watching the “500.” LOL
  24. daytona

    I hate being right sometimes .. I just cant help but being perfect .. I knew if any driver was going to cause a wreck it would be rick..that idiot has a reputation for it ..
  25. Daytona

    NICK with trump there put the icing on the cake even if Obama would have been treated the same .. It was not so political to me .. what it did show was America is still the greatest country and politics aside what party you conform too . didnt show up .. everyone was one ..that can still happen in this country and if anything nascar helped showing America we can all still be free and get along .
  26. Daytona

    here we go again . the stands dont matter .. I PASS BY any eatery that has no cars when its lunch time or supper time .. when people dont fill the stands advertisers lose money the tracks lose money nascar or not . the feel of a live race will keep poeple talking than seeing on tv . . when the stands are full like that . the economy is doing great and nascar is doing a better job .
  27. Daytona

    Nascar is back. The stands at NS were packed for their race and Daytona was a sold out deal. You gotta love all of the different ways to watch the races now. The stands are not really as important as they used to be. By the way, record purse there too. Natalie Decker ran well in the Truck series. That should create some press. She started like 11th on that last restart and moved her way up to 5th.
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