Archive for June 21st, 2008

Pre-Race Show to Feature Kansas, Free Style MX Motorcycles, & Elephants

Kansas’s greatest hits, gravity defying motorcycles, and trained elephants will kick-off the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on June 29.

The festivities will include classic rock band, Kansas, extreme stunts from Free Style MX motorcyclists, and trained elephants from All Star Animals.  All promise to be exciting preludes to the main event – the NASCAR Sprint Cup LENOX Industrial Tools 301.

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A Different Earnhardt Looks to Take the Checkers

He has the look, he has the name, and now is the chance for Jeffrey Earnhardt to do something his father, famous uncle, and legendary grandfather have never done – win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Earnhardt comes from racing stock, there is no question about that.  His father is former NASCAR driver Kerry Earnhardt.  His uncle Dale, Jr., is the most popular driver in NASCAR.  And his late grandfather, Dale Earnhardt, was one of the greatest drivers the sport has ever seen.

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Track Facts: Heluva Good!® 125

Fast Facts
Heluva Good!® 125

Location
New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.

Date
Friday, June 27, 2008

Time
5:10 p.m. (EDT)

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Rocco, Moltz, Matthews, Davis & Roy Score Summer Blast-Off Victories at Stafford

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway ushered in the summer season with fireworks in the air and on the track with the 8th annual Summer Blast-Off Presented by Town Fair Tire NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program. The big winners of the evening were Keith Rocco in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Dillon Moltz in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Chris Matthews in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Bill Davis in the Limited Late Model feature, and Scott Roy in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.

The 40-lap SK Modified® saw Keith Rocco outduel Ted Christopher to pick up his first feature win of the 2008 season. Doug Coby took the lead at the green and held the lead until he spun on lap-7, which gave the lead to Woody Pitkat. Pitkat held the race lead until lap-19 when Rocco outpowered Pitkat on a restart. Rocco stayed out front until lap-25 when Ted Christopher moved to the front. Christopher held the lead until contact from Jeff Malave sent him spinning on lap-28. Malave was black flagged, which put Rocco back out front. Christopher charged his way back through the pack, but couldn’t find a way around Rocco. Rounding out the top-5 behind Rocco and Christopher was Jimmy Blewett, Tom Bolles, and Curt Brainard.

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Mohegan Sun Casino adds to the festivities on TVMS 100 night at Speedbowl

Waterford, CT — Fans in attendance at Saturday evening’s True Value Modified Series 100 at the Waterford Speedbowl will have a little something extra to look forward to, courtesy of the fine folks at Mohegan Sun Casino.

In late-breaking news, it was announced that the world famous casino located in nearby Uncasville, Ct. will present a number of fan giveaways throughout the evening.

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