Gordon is pick to win 2015 Cup title

February 22, 2015 0 Comments
Gordon is pick to win 2015 Cup title

Love him or hate him, even Jeff Gordon’s staunchest critics have to admit he helped change the face of NASCAR forever. It was Gordon who almost single-handedly ushered NASCAR’s premier series (Winston Cup, later to be known as Nextel Cup and Sprint Cup) into a lucrative modern era that moved the sport from a regional […]

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Daytona winner raced twice at Quincy

February 21, 2015 0 Comments
Daytona winner raced twice at Quincy

Did you watch? Tyler Reddick won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Friday night at Daytona. And for those wondering, yes that was the same Tyler Reddick who raced a late model twice in Quincy in 2013. He had quite a bit more back then and was known as the “California Kid.” Reddick is […]

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Dominance index adds to legend

February 18, 2015 0 Comments
Dominance index adds to legend

I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say the sport mod class has pretty much been Tony Dunker’s personal playground during the past three years, especially the 2012 and 2013 seasons. During the 2014 season, several drivers — most notably Joey Gower — closed the gap on the No. 3 car, but […]

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Long’s mark standing test of time

February 17, 2015 0 Comments
Long’s mark standing test of time

On one hot, August night in 2010, Michael Long was hooked up. I mean, he was really hooked up. That was the night he was clocked at 73.763 mph in the UMP modified feature. It’s the fastest lap a modified has run in the electronic era at Quincy Raceways. No driver came close to that […]

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Monetary milestone is near

February 10, 2015 0 Comments
Monetary milestone is near

The 2015 season will mark the 10th year we have tracked driver earnings and it looks like defending late model champ Mark Burgtorf will eclipse a major monetary milestone — possibly on opening night April 12. A feature victory that evening would push Burgtorf over the $100,000 mark in career earnings in that 10-year period. […]

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Best QR rivalries?

February 9, 2015 1 Comment
Best QR rivalries?

Part of the appeal of Sunday nights at the Bullring are the rivalries that spring to life. Some burst on to the scene at seemingly the most innocent of times, others had festered for years. Here are my personal favorites this century (that’s since 2000 for those you who were over-thinking that statement): 1. (2008) […]

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This week’s medals

January 29, 2015 3 Comments
This week’s medals

Gold medal: Kenny D “Overrated: 5 lap longer Late Model features than other tracks. Underrated: 5 more Late Models.” Silver medal: Kenny Pratt “I agree Mr D. 25 laps and fill the field.” Bronze medal: Fordracer06 “Overrated: Snakes as pets. Underrated: Jake “The Snake” Powers (I bet he is in the thick of the stock […]

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The Offseason Dirty Thirty

January 27, 2015 2 Comments
The Offseason Dirty Thirty

Let’s be honest. Offseason rankings in any sport are pretty much a crapshoot. But that doesn’t mean they’re not fun to talk about, so here’s the fourth annual Offseason Dirty Thirty to chew on leading up to Saturday night’s banquet. I have ranked only drivers who seem to be relatively safe bets to be track […]

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Scouting the late models

January 23, 2015 6 Comments
Scouting the late models

As the 2015 season grows closer, my crack staff has been busy making phone calls and checking out rumors concerning the late models. The end result of the research is cause for some mild optimism. At this point, 5-7 drivers appear to be locks for every Sunday night. That number may actually prove to be […]

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2015 will be Gordon’s final full-time ride

January 22, 2015 1 Comment
2015 will be Gordon’s final full-time ride

(From CBS) RICHMOND, Va. — Four time NASCAR Sprint Cup series champion Jeff Gordon announced Thursday morning that the upcoming season will be his last as a full-time driver. Below is part of a release sent out by Hendrick Motorsports: Jeff Gordon, the celebrated stock car champion whose crossover appeal helped take NASCAR into the […]

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