Sixty years ago in 1953, Red
Foote was the Wednesday night Modified winner at the New
London-Waterford Speedbowl. Fred Luchesi was the Saturday night
winner. Bud Matter and Johnny Savage were the non-Ford winners.
Fifty five years ago in 1958,
Don Collins was the 25 lap Modified winner on Wednesday night at the
New London-Waterford Speedbowl. Charlie Webster was the non-Ford
winner. Johnny Sandberg took the Modified win and Ted Stack, the
non-Ford win, at the shoreline oval on Saturday night.
Fifty years ago in 1963, Ray
Delisle won a 50 lapper for the Modifieds at the New
London-Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday night and Don Collins took a
25 lap Modified feature on Sunday. Walt Dombrowski and Jerry Dostie
took Bomber events. George Janoski was the winner on the dirt at
Stafford. The NASCAR Modifieds had a Championship event at the
Southside Speedway in Richmond, VA. Ray Hendrick took the win over
Red Foote, Mel Bradley, Eddie Crouse and Sonny Hutchins. The Eastern
Bandits didn't fare so well. Eddie Flemke started on the outside
pole but crashed out of the event and finished 28th. Dennis
Zimmerman started on the pole and ended up 17th and Rene Charland
Forty five years ago in 1968,
the weekend action started at Lee Raceway on Thursday night where
Fred DeSarro took the win. It rained at Stafford on Friday night.
Albany-Saratoga ran on Saturday night with Andy Romano taking the
win over Maynard Forette, Lou Lazzaro, Rene Charland and Richie
Evans. Bugsy Stevens ruled Norwood and at Islip, it was George
Brunnhoelzl Sr. Dick Caso was the Modified winner at Waterford. Bill
Sweet made it two in a row in Late Model Daredevil action. Bill
Rafter won the 100 lap Langhorne qualifier at Lancaster. Gene
Bergin, in the M-6 was the Sunday winner at Thompson.
Forty years ago in 1973, Tioga
ran on Saturday night. Geoff Bodine took the win over Richie Evans
and Jerry Cook. Bugsy Stevens blew the engine in the Koszela No.15
and ended up driving Pete Fiandacca's No.135 to an 11th place
finish. Art Moran took the Modified feature at Waterford. Ron Cote
was the Grand American winner. At Malta on Sunday, Richie Evans won
a 150-lap contest. Bugsy Stevens, driving for Joe Brady, finished
second. Leo Cleary finished third with Fred DeSarro, fourth.
Thirty five years ago in 1978,
Roland LaPierre jr. recorded a popular win at Waterford. Dickie Doo
Ceravolo finished second with Dick Dunn, third and at Seekonk it was
Ronnie Bouchard over Geoff Bodine. Islip ran a 300 lapper on Sunday.
Richie Evans took the win over Wayne Anderson, Jerry Cook and Satch
Worley. Geoff Bodine won at Thompson over Ray Miller and at
Monadnock it was Red Kimball over Pete Fiandacca.
Thirty years ago in 1983, Gomer
Taylor was the winner at Waterford on Saturday. Eddie StAngelo won
at Seekonk and Jim Spencer won at Tioga. Richie Evans won the annual
Thompson 300.Corky Cookman finished a strong second with Kenny
Bouchard, third. In Winston Cup action at Richmond, Bobby Allison
took the win and Randy LaJoie won Rookie of the Year honors in the
Twenty five years ago in 1988,
Jerry Marquis put the Bob Judkins mount in victory lane at Riverside
Park and Mike Stefanik won the Thompson 300 over Reggie Ruggerio,
Doug Hevron and Mike McLaughlin.
Twenty years ago in 1993,
Stafford ran on Friday night with Mike Christopher taking the win
over Mike Paquet, Ted Christopher and Dennis Gada. At Waterford on
Saturday night, Chris Jones took the win over Mark LaJunesse and
Jerry Pearl. Eleven cars were taken out in an early race wreck. At
Riverside Park it was Jerry Marquis over Ed Kennedy. Mike Ewanitsko,
in the Art Barry No.21, won the annual Thompson 300 over Mike
Stefanik and Charlie Pasteryak. Pasteryak led three times for over
100 laps and was headed for victory lane when his tires went away
with 20 laps to go and was passed by Ewanitsko and Stefanik. Ted
Christopher won the SK event, which was run in conjunction with the
300. Mark Martin was the Busch Grand National winner at Richmond and
Rusty Wallace took the Winston Cup honors. In other news, it was
announced that Geoff Bodine was released by Bud Moore and would be
driving his own car the following week at Dover and Bentley Warren
won his fifth Star Speedway Supermodified Classic.
Fifteen years ago in 1998,
Tucker Reynolds was the Saturday night winner at Waterford as he
beat out the high flying Dennis Gada. Jeff Pearl finished third.
Mike Stefanik continued his dream season as he took the lead from
Bryan Wall on lap 284 of the BGNN Thompson 300.Wall finished second
with Jamie Aube, third. Bert Marvin won the companion SK-30 lapper.
Ted Christopher finished second with Mike Christopher, third. In
Winston Cup action at Richmond, Jeff Burton beat Jeff Gordon by
inches. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Grand National preliminary.
Ten years ago in 2003, Ted
Christopher passed Lloyd Agor after a late race re-start and went on
to record his 68th win at the Stafford Speedway. Agor finished
second with Bo Gunning, third. Dennis Gada hustled his way to the
front on Saturday night at Waterford as he recorded yet another
victory, which brought him closer to his fifth track championship.
Rob Janovic finished second with Jeff Karns, third.
Out on Long Island at the Riverhead Raceway Chuck Steuer took the
win over Dan Jivenelli and Wayne Anderson and at Wall Township
Speedway in New Jersey Frank Polimedia was the victor.
The NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour Series was at the Thompson
Speedway for the annual Thompson 300. Forty-one Modifieds were on
hand for the series’ longest event that carried a purse of $114,475.
Tony Hirschman was the Busch Pole sitter and the winner after taking
the lead from Jerry Marquis on lap 273. Marquis was strong but was
no match for the Pennsylvania driver and had to settle for the
second spot. Jeff Fuller finished third with Ricky Fuller and Tom
Bolles rounding out the top five. Former series champion Mike
Stefanik was an early leader until getting a flat tire on lap 99.
NASCAR punished Stefanik two laps for intentionally bringing out the
caution. On learning the penalty, Car owner Art Barry made the call
to park the car.
Twin Sunoco SK-type modified events were run with Todd Ceravolo and
Chuck Docherty taking the wins. In Winston Cup action at Richmond,
Mike Skinner, pinch-hitting for injured Jerry Nadeau took the Busch
Pole but was forced to start last after he wrecked in Happy Hour
final practice. Ryan Newman took the win as the action was heated
behind him. Kevin Harvick was running second with nine laps to go
when Ricky Rudd hit him and parked him in the wall. Harvick went
after Rudd in the pit area following the event. For his post race
actions Harvick was fined $35,000 and put on probation for the rest
of the year. It was a rough weekend for Harvick as he was bumped out
of the lead the night before on the last lap of the Busch Series
event. Johnny Sauter, who did the bumping, won the event.
In other news of the week, Joe Lewandowski accepted a position as
Director of Business Affairs at the Waterford Speedbowl, Kurt Bush
dropped his assault complaint against Jimmy Spencer and long time
fan and friend of Bugsy Stevens, Ed Kearney Jr. passed away after
suffering a heart attack.
Five years ago in 2008, The
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour had the Labor Day weekend off before
moving on to Thompson International Speedway for the Sunoco Modified
Mania 150 on Sunday, Sept 7. Ted Christopher led the point standings
as he had a 60 point lead over Chuck Hossfeld. Matt Hirschman sat in
third spot, 26 points behind. Mike Stefanik and Ronnie Silk rounded
out the top five. Sixth through 10th were Todd Szegedy, Eric Beers,
Jimmy Blewett, Ed Flemke Jr and Rowan Pennick.
Don Lia, who was the series champion in 2007 was released from his
NASCAR Craftsman Truck ride. He had 12th at Bristol in his last
outing in the #71 Chevy TRG Motorsports entry. Lia recorded a win in
the truck series earlier in the year at Mansfield Ohio and had been
a consistent top ten finisher. Word had it that Lia will be entered
in the upcoming Whelen Modified Tour Series event at Loudon and will
be driving new '09 Troyer House car normally driven in the New York
Race of Champions Series by Chuck Hossfeld.
It was literally “Showtime” at the Thompson Speedway on Thursday
night as the Sunoco Modifieds (SK type) took center stage with a 50
lap event. Jimmy Blewett, driving the Eddie Partridge owned No. 12
started fifth on the grid and wasted little time in marching to the
front. Kerry Malone was the initial leader but could not hold back
the advances of Blewett who took the lead on lap four. After
withstanding numerous restarts Blewett streaked under the checkers
almost a half straightaway over Woody Pitkat and Malone. Todd
Ceravolo who entered the event as the point leader increased his
lead by two points over Danny Cates as he finished fourth. Cates,
who has come into his own this year, has been persistent as he
continues to keep Ceravolo in sight. Cates rounded out the top five.
Keith Rocco, who had been fourth in track points plus is ranked high
in NASCAR Whelen Weekly Racing Series points suffered a major
setback when his engine expired shortly after the opening green.
In other Thursday Night Thunder action at Thompson George “MadDog”
Bessette cleaned house in the Pro Stock division. Rick Gentes made
it two in a row in the Late Models. Scott Sundeen MA, took top
honors in the Limited Sportsman feature. Scott Michalski scored a
victory in Mini Stocks while Leo Oliveira triumphed in the TIS
The Stafford Motor Speedway was the scene of another classic battle
between Ted Christopher and Keith Rocco. Christopher, fresh off his
recent NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Series win in Mansfield, Ohio won
out over his former crew chief as he scored his 102nd career win at
the Arute Family oval. Christopher and Rocco are also locked into a
torrid battle for the track’s SK Modified Championship. Christopher
is the defending champion. With the Stafford season rapidly winding
down there won’t be too many opportunities left for Rocco to
overtake his mentor. There are only two more Friday night dates
remaining before the season ending Fall Final on September 28.
In other Friday night action at the Nutmeg oval, Dillon Moltz won
his second consecutive and fifth overall Late Model feature of the
2008 season. Matt Chiarizio took the 15-lap DARE Stock feature and
there were two first-time winners as Raymond Grassetti took the
20-lap SK Light feature and Darrin Havenec won the 20-lap Limited
Late Model feature.
In the 40-lap SK Modified feature event, Christopher outlasted Rocco
to take home the victory. Corey Hutchings jumped out to the early
lead from the outside pole, but gave way to Curt Brainard on lap-3.
Rocco moved by Brainard one lap later to take the lead and had Zach
Sylvester hot on his bumper. Sylvester moved by Rocco for the lead
on lap-10, but Rocco took the lead back on a lap-11 restart. Rocco
held the lead to the half-way point of the race, which is when
Christopher moved to the front of the field for the first time.
Rocco gave chase to Christopher the entire second half of the race,
but was unable to get by as Christopher took down his fourth victory
of the 2008 season. Rocco finished second, with Jeff Malave,
Sylvester, and Richie Pallai, Jr. rounding out the top-5.
In the 30-lap Late Model feature event, it was Waterford High School
student Dillon Moltz taking his second consecutive feature win.
Scott Cook took the early lead and led the first two laps before
spinning in turn 2, which handed the race lead over to Michael
Bennett. Bennett held the lead until lap-6 when Moltz charged into
the lead. Moltz held the lead until lap-14 when Bennett went back to
the front, but Moltz went back by Bennett on the next lap to retake
the race lead. The race went green to the checkered flag with Moltz
pulling away from Bennett to take his second consecutive feature win
and fifth overall win of the 2008 season. Bennett finished second,
with Ryan Posocco, Woody Pitkat, and Mike Mordino rounding out the
At the Waterford Speedbowl, the action began with Wacky Wednesday
where Ryan Morgan, 14, scored his third Legends Cars victory of the
season. Morgan absolutely dominated 20-lap Legends feature action.
The Ledyard High School student had the field fully-covered by the
early laps, and went on to triumph over perennial front-runners
Jason Palmer and Max Zachem by a wide-margin.
On Saturday, heavy fog rolled into the area before the Waterford
Speedbowl’s Double Down Shootout presented by Mohegan Sun Casino
could be completed. Only three of the scheduled eight main events
were run before cancellation. Winning features in the abbreviated
event were Bruce Thomas Jr., (Late Model), Walt Hovey Jr.
(Sportsman), and Randy Churchill Jr. (Mini Stock). Both 25-lap SK
Modified features were victims of the cancellation.
Phil Rondeau, who has over 100 career victories at the shoreline
oval, returned to action in the Late Model ranks and recorded a
ninth place finish.
The New London Day reported that Terry Eames, the principal owner of
1080 Hartford Road, LLC, which owns the Waterford Speedbowl, would
be in court on Sept 2 after filing a suit against Jerry Robinson,
the leaseholder and president of the New Waterford Speedbowl, LLC,
which ran the day-to-day operations of the track.
The suit was filed Friday, Aug. 15 in New London Civil Court. Eames
said that Robinson had failed to pay property taxes in the
neighborhood of $45,000 and had also failed to meet a payment plan
for rent money from 2007, when he began running the track, as well
as this year. Eames admitted the property taxes are ultimately the
responsibility of both he and Robinson, but said, “it's fairly
common for a tenant to lease things on what they call a triple-net
A triple-net lease is a lease agreement on a property where the
tenant agrees to pay all real estate taxes, building insurance and
maintenance on the property, in addition to any normal fees that are
expected under the agreement, including rent. In such a lease, the
tenant is responsible for all costs associated with repairs of the
structural building elements of the property.
The True Value Modified Series suffered a rain-out at their
scheduled holiday event at the Seekonk Speedway. With a steady rain
through mid afternoon, a forecast that showed more of the same for
the evening, and rain in surrounding areas, Seekonk management was
forced to cancel the Del's Lemonade 100 for the True Value Modified
Get well wishes went out to three time NASCAR National Modified
Champion Carl Bugsy Stevens who was recovering from the effects of
In some good news, the Wall Township Speedway, which had remained
closed for the 2008 season will host the annual Turkey Derby on
Thanksgiving weekend. Former Public Relations director Mike Clayton
made the announcement. Turkey Derby XXXV was a go for November 28th
and 29th, 2008. Practice the two weekends before. Jim Morton is
renting the track to run this race. No track owners involved. More
details will be available next weekend, September 7th.
Kyle Busch was dominant Saturday night on the 2-mile oval at Auto
Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., leading 144 of the 150 laps to
race off with his seventh Nationwide Series victory of the season.
Busch held off Sprint Cup rival Carl Edwards on a pair of late-race
restarts, piling up his record 18th NASCAR victory of the season,
including eight in Cup, and three in the Craftsman Truck Series.
Edwards, the defending Nationwide champion who was locked in a
three-way points battle with leader Clint Bowyer and Brad Keselowski,
finished second, followed by Brian Vickers, Jeff Burton, Jamie
McMurray, Joey Logano and Clint Bowyer. Jimmie Johnson overpowered
the field Sunday night at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., for
his third NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the season. Runner-up Greg
Biffle had the next best car throughout the race, but he couldn't
keep up with Johnson's No.48 Chevrolet, finishing more than 2
The Charlotte NC Business Journal reported that Bruton Smith, the
Speedway Motorsports Inc. chairman and chief executive expects the
$78 million acquisition of the Kentucky Speedway announced in May to
be completed later in the month. Concord-based Speedway Motorsports
(NYSE:TRK) had a 90-day option from the time the deal was announced
to make the purchase. With that deadline arriving this month, Smith
says an announcement on the completion of the deal could come within
a few days.
Last year, 2012, The Valenti
Modified Racing Series made its first of two visits of the 2012
season to the Stafford Motor Speedway drawing 31 Modifieds for the
3rd Annual Shark Cycle 80. Tommy Barrett, Jr. was the big winner of
the night, coming from the back of the pack to pick up his first
career VMRS victory.
A restart with 15 laps to go saw Jon McKennedy briefly take the lead
from Rowan Pennink before Pennink went back to the point. McKennedy
settled into second with Barrett in third. Barrett made a strong
move in turn 3 on lap-68 to move into second with Doug Coby fourth
and Ted Christopher in fifth. Jimmy Zacharias came to a stop in turn
2 to bring the yellow back out with 68 laps complete. The restart
was called back and on the next restart, Pennink and Barrett were
side by side for the lead with Pennink the leader by a nose. Richie
Pallai, Jr. and Norm Wrenn spun on the frontstretch to bring the
yellow back out with 11 laps to go.
Barrett and Pennink were side by side on the restart with Barrett
taking the lead at the line by a nose. Barrett got clear of Pennink
the next lap and took over the lead but the race was slowed again by
the caution as Joe Doucette spun in turn 4 with 10 laps to go.
Barrett was the leader back under green with Pennink, McKennedy,
Coby, Christopher, and Owen lined up behind him. Barrett was
beginning to stretch out his lead over Pennink while Christopher was
now fourth behind McKennedy with 2 laps to go. Barrett led Pennink
back to the checkered flag to pick up his first career Valenti
Modified Racing Series victory. McKennedy finished third, with
Christopher and Owen rounding out the top-5.
The final Thursday night Thunder at Thompson for 2012 saw Lite
Modified driver Cam McDermott secure his 12th victory of the season.
Other winners in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action included
Woody Pitkat in the Sunoco Modifieds, Tommy O’Sullivan in an action
packed Late Model feature, Jay Sundeen in the Thompson Modifieds,
Larry Barnett in the Limited Sportsman, and Chad Baxter in the Mini
Woody Pitkat held off Ryan Preece in an exciting Sunoco Modified
30-lap feature. Pitkat took the lead on lap six and battled Preece
until lap 20 when he was able to shake him off his rear bumper and
drive on to the checkered flag. Kerry Malone held off Todd Ceravolo
at the start to take the early lead. The top-four – Malone, Ceravolo,
Woody Pitkat, and Ryan Preece – were bumper-to-bumper until lap
three when Ceravolo went underneath Malone to challenge for the top
spot. Malone held him off as Pitkat and Preece drove by Ceravolo
using the outside groove. On lap six, Pitkat went underneath Malone
and maneuvered around a lapped car to take over the lead in turn
four. Preece moved into the second spot on lap 10 and attached
himself to the back bumper of Pitkat. On lap 13, Preece went to the
inside and took over the lead in turn three, but Pitkat retaliated
and reclaimed the lead on lap 14. In a nail-biting duel, Preece
challenged Pitkat several times, but Pitkat continuously closed the
door. On lap 19, Pitkat pulled away enough from Preece to have some
breathing room. The field began to stretch out until Pitkat took the
checkered flag a commanding ten-car lengths over Preece.
Ceravolo finished third with Ted Christopher a distant fourth.
Christopher was gunning for his 98th win at the speedway. Kerry
Malone rounded out the top five. Jim Zacharias, who normally races
in the Race of Champions Series in New York state was a surprise
entry and found that the boys who run up front at Thompson play
hardball. Zacharias finished sixth and was followed by Ricky Shawn
and Wayne Arute.
NEAR Hall of Famer Leo Cleary predicted that Larry Barnett would win
the Limited Sportsman feature despite never leaving the bottom
groove on the track with the exception of two restarts in which he
elected to take the outside. During his 40 plus year racing career
Cleary was never shy about going "up top" to make a pass. Cleary
stated, "when we ran the Firestone steamroller tires at Norwood Rene
Charland and Ernie Gahan would block up the front row so no one
could pass and the only way to go was up top and on the boards".
At the Stafford Motor Speedway on Friday night in NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series feature action, Sean Foster was a first-time
feature winner in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Adam Gray used a
last lap pass to beat Tom Fearn in a thrilling Late Model finish,
Ronnie Williams was a first-time winner in the 20-lap SK Light
features, Carla Botticello picked up her first win of the season in
the 20-lap Ltd. Late Model feature, and Kyle Casagrande took his 6th
win of the season in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.
Foster, who led from lap 1 led Ted Christopher to the checkered flag
to pick up his very first career SK Modified® victory. Danny Cates,
Dave Gervais, and Woody Pitkat rounded out the top-5.
In Saturday night action at the Waterford Speedbowl it was called
Thunder on the Sound. The Thunder fizzled after five laps were run
of the 150-lap Budweiser Modified Nationals SK Modified feature as
rain started falling while the field was under caution for a turn
two crash by Shawn Monahan. The event has been postponed to Sept 15
when the final 141 laps of the $5,000 to win SK Modified feature
will be completed. The track will also run twin Late Model features
on Sept. 15. September 15 is also the rescheduled date for a Whelen
Modified Tour Series event at the Riverhead Raceway on Long Island.
Among those who will have to decide on where to race on that date is
Rowan Pennink who was in the field at Waterford and possibly Keith
Rocco who may be back in the Boehler No.3 by then.
When the rains came Joe Perry was leading the SK Modified feature
with Ed Puleo running second and Tom Abele Jr. running third. Nine
events were scheduled for the program in total with five feature
races completed before rain began falling.
Taking victories in the races completed included Todd Bertrand in a
special tribute Northeastern Midget Association race. Keith Rocco
scored a career first win in the NEMA Lite series after making his
first-ever start in the division. Cam McDermott took home the
checkered flag in a rain-shortened NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
SK Light Modified feature and in INEX racing action, Joe
Mucciacciaro landed his first career Speedbowl win in the Legend
Cars and Ken Morin Jr. was declared the winner of the Bandolero
The completion of the 16th annual Budweiser Modified Nationals
SK-150 will take place on Saturday, September 15th along with the
make-up Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Model 30-lap feature from Thunder
on the Sound. The remaining 141-laps of the SK-150 will join twin
30-lap Late Model features plus the Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and
Legend Cars on that date. This event has not been rain checked.
Special congratulations to Keith Rocco and Cassie Ceravolo who were
united in marriage on Sunday, Sept 2. The bride is the daughter of
Todd and Terri Ceravolo and the granddaughter of Dick and Joyce
Ted Christopher took the NASCAR Modified win at the Riverhead
Raceway on Long Island. Christopher and Ryan Preece have been
regulars at the Long Island oval this year. Preece was not as
fortunate as he was trashed by another competitor. Howie Brode
finished second with Justin Bonsignore, third. According to those
who were there Preece was passing Shawn Solomito on the outside for
3rd. Shawn stuffed him in the wall coming off turn 2. Two or 3 back
markers ran into the back of him about 5 seconds later.
The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Series was at the Newport
News Shipbuilding/Bayport Credit Union 150. There were 16 cars on
hand. Jason Myers ended a 71-race winless drought with a NASCAR
Whelen Southern Modified Tour victory on Saturday at Langley
Speedway in the Newport News Shipbuilding/BayPort Credit Union 150.
Myers took advantage of some bad luck at the expense of Corey LaJoie
to earn his first win since Aug. 5, 2006 at Bowman Gray Stadium in
Winston-Salem, N.C. LaJoie, who led a race-high 71 laps, experienced
transmission problems while leading the field to the green flag on a
Lap 107 restart.
LaJoie, son of Randy and grandson of Don LaJoie was filling in for
Burt Myers, who injured his left arm in a shop accident on Friday
and looked to have the car to beat after rookie Danny Bohn
experienced mechanical problems at the outset of the event. Bohn,
earlier in the day, won his first career Coors Light Pole Award.
Frank Fleming finished second followed by Andy Seuss in third. John
Smith and Tim Brown finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Burt Myers stated that an air grinder exploded and a piece of disc
went in his arm and cut a muscle.
In NASCAR Nationwide Series racing at the Atlanta Motor Speedway
Ricky Stenhouse took advantage of a controversial late-race restart,
which allowed Brad Keselowski and Justin Allgaier to stop for fresh
tires and left Kevin Harvick, who dominated the race as a sitting
duck. Harvick led 157 laps of the 1.5-mile superspeedway in his
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, but blamed eventual runner-up
Brad Keselowski and the water bottle he tossed out the window of his
No. 22 Dodge, for the final yellow flag and Stenhouse’s ability to
pass him on the final lap.
Denny Hamlin won his second straight Sprint Cup race, holding off
Jeff Gordon at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night. Martin Truex
Jr. appeared to be positioned for his first win since 2007 until
Jamie McMurray smashed the wall on the front straightaway, bringing
out a caution with three laps to go. The leaders went to pit road,
and Hamlin's crew got him back on the track first, just ahead of
While Truex struggled to get up to speed on the restart, Hamlin
pulled away with Jeff Gordon right on his bumper. Brad Keselowski
finished third, and Truex faded to fourth.
This week are several vintage racing
photos from the Danny Pardi Collection, courtesy
of SpeedwayLineReport.com & VintageModifieds.com.
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