Sixty years ago in 1951, Dave Humphrey, who would become the
New London-Waterford Speedbowl’s first Modified Champion, won the
Wednesday night 25 lap feature. Dick Foster was the Claiming Car
feature winner. No races were run on Saturday.
Fifty-five years ago in 1956, Dick Beauregard was the season
opening Modified feature winner at the New London-Waterford
Speedbowl. Charlie Webster was the non-Ford winner.
Fifty years ago in 1961 Ernie Gahan made it three in a row on
the dirt at Stafford on Friday night. At Norwood on Saturday night
Larry Antonellis took the win over Eddie Flemke and Gahan. Don
Collins, who would record over 100 lifetime wins at the New
London-Waterford Speedbowl was the 50 lap Modified winner on
Saturday night at the shoreline oval. Bill Scriviner was the Bomber
Forty five years ago in 1966 Eddie Flemke and the second
generation of the Eastern Bandits took the top five spots at the
Albany Saratoga Speedway on Friday night. Pete Hamilton took the win
and was followed by Dennis Zimmerman, Flemke, Elton Hill and Rene
Charland. Jeep Herbert was the Friday night winner on the dirt at
Stafford. Johnny Thompson was the winner at Norwood on Saturday
night. At Fonda on Saturday night Bill Wimble broke the toehold on
Fonda’s victory lane that Jerry Cook held. Guy Chartrand finished
second with Cook, third. At the New London-Waterford Speedbowl Walt
Dombrowski won the held over 35 lap Modified feature. Moose Hewitt
was the winner in the Bombers. Charlie Webster was the regular 25
lap Modified feature winner at the shoreline oval. Jerry Glaude was
the Bomber winner and Bill Sweet was the late model Daredevil
winner. Elton Hill won at Utica-Rome on Sunday night. Flemke
finished second and was followed by Wimble, Charland and Cook. The
NASCAR Grandnational Northern Tour visited the Bridgehampton Raceway
on Long Island David Pearson took the win over James Hylton and
Marvin Panch. Two days later they traveled to Oxford Plains where
Bobby Allison scored his first Grandnational win. Rene Charland
finished 15th, Fats Caruso finished 16th and Ernie Gahan was 19th.
Forty years ago in 1971,the Thompson Speedway dropped its
NASCAR sanction for weekly Modified racing citing the fact that
driver demands for increases in the race purse were too steep. In
their place was the New England Supermodified Racing Association (NESMRA).
Events were run with Modifieds and Supermodified running together.
Big Don McClaren was the first winner of the new Friday night
series. Meanwhile many of the New England NASCAR modified hot shoes
headed up the Mass. Pike to the Albany Saratoga Speedway. Bugsy
Stevens won the Friday night event over Fred DeSarro, Guy Chartrand,
Ken Cannestrari and Eddie Flemke Sr. While most of the New England
contingent headed home Eddie Flemke elected to stay in New York
State for a 200 lapper at Fulton Raceway. Flemke’s choice ended up
being a wise won as he took the win over Dave Hafner, Gary
Cornelious, Ronnie Wallace and Ben Stephens. Waterford winners were
Bob Potter on Sunday and Dick Watson on Saturday night. Because of
the holiday weekend, Stafford ran on both Saturday and on Monday. On
Saturday night, Ernie Gahan led the way over Ray Miller, Bob Melnick
and Hop Harrington. Stevens, who had won at Malta the previous
night, experienced mechanical problems and finished 18th.Stevens
bounced back from his set back at Stafford to make it an almost
perfect weekend as he won a 100 lapper at Utica-Rome on Sunday night
and a 150 lap Fourth of July Classic on Monday at Stafford. At
Utica-Rome, home town favorite Bernie Miller finished second and was
followed by Fred DeSarro, Dave Lape and Jerry Cook. Leo Cleary
finished second at Stafford with Hop Harrington, Jerry Cook and
Bernie Miller rounding out the top five. Saturday night action at
Fonda saw Lou Lazzaro take the top spot over Dave Lape. The All Star
League paid a visit to Islip on Wednesday night with Jerry Cook
taking the 100 lap win over Richie Evans, Merv Treichler and Rene
Thirty five years ago in 1976, rain washed out Thursday night
action at New Egypt. Friday night at Riverhead, Jim Tyler took the
win over Charlie Jarzombek. At Islip on Saturday, Tyler finished
third behind Fred Harbach and Greg Sacks. Geoff Bodine was again the
top dog at Stafford as Ron Bouchard and Bob Vee, followed. Other
Saturday night winners included Leo Cleary at Westboro and Bob
Polverari at Riverside. Donnie Bunnell won the Waterford 200
Modified Championship. Dick LaFlesh was the late model Grand
American winner. Geoff Bodine was out to make it four out of five at
Thompson when a power blackout ruined his chances as the racing was
cancelled for the evening.
Thirty years ago in 1981, Monadnock ran an open competition
event on Wednesday night. Forty Modifieds were on hand. Home track
favorite Punky Caron took the win after Ronnie Bouchard dropped out
with engine problems while leading at the half way mark. Kenny
Bouchard finished second and was followed by John Rosati, Kirby
Monteith and Reggie Ruggiero. At Stafford on Friday night, promoter
Ed Yerrington announced that the weekly modified purse was increased
to $11,900.A crowd of 7130 was on hand as Reggie Ruggiero took the
30 lap main event. Ronnie Bouchard finished second and was followed
by Richie Evans, Bob Polverari and Ray Miller. Other Friday night
winners were Jerry Cook at Spencer and Jamie Tomaino at New Egypt.
Double features were run at Waterford on Saturday night. Bob Potter
and George "Moose" Hewitt shared top honors. At Seekonk it was Bugsy
Stevens over Eddie StAngelo and Rick Donnelly and at Westboro, Jeff
Fuller in the Tiger Tom Dunn T-5 won out over Corky Cookman and
Mario"Fats"Caruso. Richie Evans won a 200 lapper at Riverside over
Reggie Ruggiero and Jerry Cook and on Long Island, at Islip; it was
Charlie Jarzombek leading the way to victory lane over Wayne
Anderson and Tom Baldwin. At Lancaster, Roger Treichler got his
fourth win of the season over Billy Colton. At Danbury the LaJoies
dominated again as Don was the Modified winner and Randy was the
Sportsman winner. Richie Evans capped off the weekend with a win at
Thompson on Sunday over Brian Ross and Larry Record. In Busch
Grandnational action at South Boston, Geoff Bodine took the win.
Twenty-five years ago in 1986, Spencer Speedway started off
the weekend with a NASCAR Modified tour event on Thursday. Jeff
Fuller took the win over Jim Spencer, Jan Leaty, Brian Ross and Tony
Hirschman. At Stafford on Friday night, Jamie Tomaino won the July
4th 100 lapper George Brunnhoelzl Jr finished second with Mike
Stefanik, third. Also on Friday night, New Egypt ran a Race of
Champions qualifier, which was won by Jim Spencer. Saturday night
saw Bob Potter over Mark LaJunesse at Waterford, Stan Greger over
Bob Polverari at Riverside, Don Howe at Riverhead and George Kent
winning double features at Shangri-La. The action shifted to Oswego
on Sunday for the running of the Port City 150. Mike McLaughlin took
the 75 lap win over Jim Spencer, Brian Ross and George Brunnhoelzl.
In Winston Cup action at the Daytona 400,Tim Richmond took the win.
Twenty years ago in 1991, the Connecticut Department of Motor
vehicles announced that because of budget cuts, they would not be
able to provide inspectors at racing events over the holiday weekend
and track promoters would not be allowed to operate, thus shutting
them down. Stafford Speedway owner Jack Arute was very adamant over
the fact that Stafford would not shut down as he would go to jail
first. Arute stood tall but it was all for nothing as it rained at
Stafford on Friday. Arute did prove a point as Waterford ran on
Saturday night. Bert Marvin was the winner. The Modified Tour was at
Jennerstown where Mike Stefanik took the win over Bob Park. Other
Saturday night action saw Jerry Marquis over Stan Greger at
Riverside and Bill Park over Don Howe at Riverhead.
Fifteen years ago in 1996, Richard Armstrong passed away
after a long battle with cancer. Armstrong owned Modifieds driven by
Ray Hendrick, Hop Harrington, Freddie Schulz, Geoff Bodine and
Ronnie Bouchard. Armstrong’s Modifieds driven by Bodine won record
55 races in 1978. Armstrong was also the President of the New
England Drivers and Owners Club. Armstrong fought numerous battles
with track promoters and NASCAR and did a lot to improve race
purses. The Modifieds could use someone like Armstrong today! Steve
Chowanski and Steve Park won twin 50's at Stafford on Friday night.
At Waterford, Mike Gada held off Jim Broderick and Jeff Pearl. Tom
Fox got his 46th career late model win. Riverside ran a 100 lapper
with Reggie Ruggiero taking the win over Dan Avery and Steve Park.
Mike Ewanitsko was the winner of the Riverhead holiday program. Don
Howe finished second with Bill Park, third. In Winston Cup action at
Daytona, Sterling Marlin won the rain shortened Pepsi 400.Terry
Labonte finished second in the event which went 117 laps of the
scheduled 160.In Busch GN action at Milwaukee, Buckshot Jones took
the win after Dick Trickle spun out with three laps to go.
Ten years ago in 2001, Lee USA Raceway in New Hampshire ran
an open competition Modified event on Friday night which drew 37
Modifieds. Rob Summers took the win over Doug Meservy and Eric
Beers. Those on hand said there was lots of rough stuff and spot
stealing going on during the event. Todd Szegedy was the SK Modified
winner at Stafford over Curt Brainard and Lloyd Agor. Dennis Gada
got his fifth win of the season at Waterford on Saturday night. Ed
Dachenhausen finished second. Joe Hartmann went pole to pole as he
won a 50 lapper at Riverhead over Howie Brode and Don Lia. Down at
the Jersey shore, Dave Michael won at Wall Stadium. Tioga presented
the Richie Evans Memorial 61 lap event which was won by Zane Zeiner.
In Winston Cup action at the Pepsi 400 at Daytona Beach, Dale
Earnhardt Jr. and Michael Waltrip finished one-two. Tony Stewart was
given the black flag after he drove below the yellow line after
being moved down by Johnny Benson. Stewart lost his temper in post
race confrontations with NASCAR and a southern reporter and was
fined $10,000 and put on probation in addition to be required to
apologize to NASCAR and the reporter for his actions.
Five years ago in 2006 The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
finally got to run the rained out Memorial Day Weekend, Connecticut
Classic 150 at the Stafford Motor Speedway. John Blewett III had
chosen not to chase tour points as he had indicated that he would
like to annex the Wall Township Track Championship to his racing
career. Blewett had no race conflictions on the Fourth of July as he
traveled to Stafford Springs with his family owned Modified and
earned his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Series win of 2006. His
win came at the expense of his brother Jimmy whom he passed for the
lead with 15 laps to go in the 150-lap event. Donnie Lia finished
third with Zach Sylvester and Mike Stefanik rounding out the top
five. John Blewett stopped for tires while the field was under
caution on lap 65, Jimmy did not stop. He restarted the race in 10th
and worked his way back to the front. Jimmy Blewett's second place
finish in the Eddie Partridge/T.S Haulers entry gave the series a
1-2 by brothers for the first time since 2004. Calling the shots in
the Partridge camp was Brad Lafountain.
Jimmy Blewett led the first 69 laps and swapped the lead with James
Civali four times before John, who started 12th. made the pass for
the win. Civali dropped out with ignition problems while running
second on lap 101. Jimmy Blewett and Civali were among a handful of
drivers who elected not to pit for fresh tires during the race.
There were 42 Modifieds on hand. Mike Stefanik was the Busch Pole
sitter. Stefanik re-drew 6th spot while Ronnie Silk drew the pole.
Jimmy Blewett drew the outside pole. Rookie Ron Yuhas got a scare on
lap 23 when his car crashed into backstretch wall and caught fire.
Yuhas emerged unhurt. Eric Berndt won the SK Modified 40 lapper, Tom
Butler, the Late Model feature, Joseph Ferrigno, the Limited Late
Models, Sean Foster the Limited Late Models, Chris Matthews, the SK
Lights and Jeff Jolly, the DARE Stocks. Kenny Horton was disqualied
from his runner-up finish in Tuesday night's SK Modified race at
Stafford for failing to make weight. Also, Joey Ferrigno was
stripped of his Limited Late Model victory after failing to meet
The clock began ticking as NASCAR announced several changes to its
organization in relation to its Weekly and Regional racing programs.
George Silbermann was named the Managing Director of Racing
Operations, with a focus on the weekly and regional racing levels;
Richard Buck was named Director of Touring Series; and Bob Duvall
was named Director of Weekly Racing. The job security in these
positions has not been very good. Tick-Tick-Tick!
The Thompson Speedway and the North East Midget Association paid
tribute to Marvin Rifchin on Thursday night. The tire manufacturer
had been a mainstay in auto racing for decades. Rifchin’s
contributions to the sport of auto racing were felt in both oval
track and drag racing. His notoriety comes from both his innovations
with race tires and his generosity to the racing community. After
being down on power and suffering through handling problems Todd
Ceravolo had things go his way as he took the win in the Sunoco
Modifieds. It was tough going right from the start. Jimmy Blewett
was an early casualty as he parked the Eddie Partridge No.12 before
one lap was completed. After a complete restart Ceravolo jumped out
to an early lead. Jeff Malave and Bert Marvin brought out the
caution shortly after the ten lap mark. Ceravolo continued to lead
with Joe Lemay, second. Malave, who had restarted in the rear made a
tremendous charge as he moved into the third spot on the final lap.
Keith Rocco finished fourth with Tom Cravenho, fifth. Other winners
were Randy Cabral in the NEMA Midgets, George Bessette in the Pro
Stocks, Dennis Perry in the Late Models, Danny Cates in the Limited
Sportsman, Rick Blanchard in the Mini Stocks and Roger Larsen in the
The Stafford Motor Speedway was the scene of Woody Pitkat throwing a
one-two punch on Friday night as he won the SK Modified 40 lapper
and the Late Model 30 lapper. Pitkat and Bo Gunning staged a late
race battle. The end result was Gunning spinning to the infield with
two laps to go. Pitkat then had to hold off Chris Jones before
recording the win. Rounding out the top-5 behind Pitkat and Jones
was Jeff Baral, Todd Owen, and Chris Osella. Pitkats Late Model win
was his fourth of the year. Kyler Cafro and Kevin Gambacorta were
both first time feature winners in the SK Light and Limited Late
Model feature events respectively, and Stacey Botticello became the
first repeat DARE Stock feature winner of the 2006 season.
At the Waterford Speedbowl the main topic of conversation is the
impending foreclosure on the property by the Washington Mutual Bank,
holders of the mortgage. The mortgage holder, T.H.E Enterprises
(Terry Eames) had been trying to drum up revenue to keep the track
afloat but has been unsuccessful. There had been individuals who had
indicated that they would be interested in taking over the property
and keep it as a race track. The big stumbling block was that Eames
wanted to be part of any management team that takes over. The
Speedbowl was in it’s then current fix because of Eames’ management
and it would not be good business to keep him around if and when the
property is sold or foreclosed upon. Had it not been for the efforts
of Bill Roth and Pete Zanardi there would have been no 2006 season
at the shoreline oval.
Rob Janovic Jr. became the season’s first two-time SK-Modified
winner, besting point leader Dennis Gada by a car length in Saturday
night’s 35-lap feature at Waterford Speedbowl. The first double
winner came in the ninth race of the season. The other winners –
Glenn Colvin (Late Models), Richard Staskowski (Sportsman) and Jeff
Miller (Mini Stocks) won for the first time this season. A lap 29
restart, the second of the race, was the final challenge for Janovic.
Getting the edge on the green, he got a great run out of two and was
never challenged. Taking the lead four laps in, Janovic’s only other
challenge came on a lap 12 restart against Chris Pasteryak. Colvin
wound up the winner in a feature red-checkered by a horrendous crash
involving five cars 12 laps short of the scheduled 30 laps. Contact
between Bruce Thomas Jr. and Jay Stuart, running one-two, coming out
of turn four started the crash. Jay Lozyniak went over Allen Coates
and barrel-rolled several times before coming to a stop on his roof
on the front stretch. Larry Goss was also involved. Colvin, the
early leader, was running third in a tight bunch with Thomas and
Stuart when the mayhem started. The Speedbowl management was
seriously considering giving the Late Models at least a week off as
an “Attitude Adjustment”.
A bang from Jeff Gordon's bumper sent Matt Kenseth spinning out of
the lead with four laps to go in regulation during Sunday's Nextel
Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway, allowing Gordon to hold on in a
two-lap overtime period to win his second race of the season and
75th of his career. In Busch Series racing, Casey Mears stretched
the fuel and grabbed his first ever NASCAR win (at any level) at the
Chicagoland Speedway. Carl Edwards finished second and trimmed 15
points from Kevin Harvick's lead.
Last year, 2010 The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour headed to
Loudon, NH for the New Hampshire 100. With a race purse of $166,513
it would be a shame to lose this event because local officials would
not negotiate with track owner O. Bruton Smith over security costs.
This event is scheduled to be televised by the Speed Channel on a
taped delayed basis. There was still no word as to when the recent
Whelen Modified Tour Series at Martinsville will be televised. In a
somewhat related mater word has it that the INDY cars would return
to Loudon in 2011 on July 30-31. It had been mentioned that they
would be joined by the Whelen Modified Tour Series.
With 38 Modifieds running against the time clock Ryan Newman earned
the Coors Light Pole Award for the New Hampshire 100 at New
Hampshire Motor Speedway with a lap of 29.663 mph (128.402) around
the 1.058-mile oval. Bobby Santos will start on the outside of the
front row after he posted a qualifying lap of 29.778 (127.907).
Santos entered the weekend as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points
leader after he became the first driver in Tour history to win three
of the first four races. He finished second in the other race, and
has three Coors Light Pole Awards.
Todd Szegedy qualified third at 29.867 (127.525). Erick Rudolph and
Rob Summers rounded out the top five. Doug Coby was sixth, followed
by Ron Silk, Ted Christopher, Rob Fuller and Jimmy Blewett.
Newman passed Ted Christopher in Turn 3 of the final lap and held
off New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s winningest driver to earn his
first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory. Newman, a NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series regular, made his fifth NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour start
for car owner and 2010 Daytona 500 winning crew chief Kevin Manion.
Newman and Christopher put on a memorable show in the closing laps
of the New England 100. They came to the white flag side by side,
and after Christopher nosed into the lead on the backstretch, Newman
used the outside to make the winning pass.
Newman's margin of victory was .125 seconds. Newman led three times
for 28 laps. Christopher, who led six times for a race-high 40 laps.
Ryan Preece followed across the line in third to tie his previous
career-best finish in Loudon, while points leader Bobby Santos came
home fourth. Ron Silk rounded out the top five. Ed Flemke Jr. was
sixth, followed by James Civali, Doug Coby, Woody Pitkat and Eric
There were 21 cars on the lead lap at the finish. There were seven
caution periods for 26 laps. Among those who has less than good
results was Mike Sefanik who suffered heavy front end damage as a
result of a wreck on lap three. There were 15 official lead changes
between six drivers.
Despite a season-low finish, Santos distanced himself in the season
standings. He now has 900 points through five races while
Christopher moved into second with 771. Todd Szegedy is third with
758, while Mike Stefanik fell from second to fourth with 728.
The Thompson International Speedway Thursday night Thunder series
dodged a few thunder showers as they got to complete their race
program. Features included the continuation of an event that was
postponed back on June 3 after rains halted the program. In addition
to the Tour-Type Modifieds, all six of the NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series divisions were in competition.
In weekly racing action, Ted Christopher scored his fourth Sunoco
Modified victory of the season. Derek Ramstrom, who just graduated
from High School continued his winning ways in the Super Late
Models; also scoring his fourth feature victory of ‘10. John Falconi
turned his luck around this season with a commanding victory in the
Late Model division. Falconi kept a family tradition alive at
Thompson with his Late Model victory on Thursday night. Speedway
announcer Russ Dowd pointed out that a member of the Falconi Family
has posted at least one race win a season at Thompson for the last
seven decades. After what has been a dismal start to the 2010
season, Falconi turned in a dominating performance to score the win
for the family. Paul Coutu scored a convincing victory in the
Limited Sportsman division. Keith McDermott was the winner in a
controversial TIS Modified dash. Leo Defevers was tops in the Mini
Stocks. The Super Late Models, Late Models and the Limited Sportsman
division all treated the fans to caution-free main events.
Ronnie Silk was in the right place at the right time to earn the
victory in the Town Fair Tire Tour-Type Modified Shootout. The crowd
was on their feet for the double-file restart with five laps
remaining. Woody Pitkat held the top spot with Mike Stefanik to his
outside. On the backstretch, contact between Pitkat and Stefanik
sent Pitkat into the outside wall. Pitkat’s crippled #98 was
collected by Butch Perry as it sat in turn three. Stefanik was put
to the rear of the field for his involvement.Silk found himself as
the new leader with five laps to go. Christopher, Mechalides, Reed
and Keith Rocco made up the top-five for the last dash to the
finish. Silk got a great restart to lead his first competitive laps
of the event. After falling back to third on the initial start,
Christopher was able to get back by and into second. Reed ran a
slight distance back in fourth. Over the final laps, Silk was able
to extend his advantage over Christopher to take down the win.
Christopher came home second followed by Mechalides, Reed and Rocco.
The Sunoco Modified event turned into another barn burner. With ten
lapsto go, Christopher was pressuring Keith Rocco for the lead.
Christopher got a great run on lap 21 getting alongside Rocco in
turn one and again in turn four. Each time, Christopher had to
settle back in line on the straight-aways. On lap 23, Christopher
was up for the challenge making the pass stick in turn one to lead
lap 24. Once out front, Christopher was able to gain a car-length
advantage over Rocco. Pitkat ran a distance back in third. Sullivan
was an equal distance back in fourth. Over the final laps,
Christopher was able to stretch the advantage over Rocco. It was the
fourth victory of the season for Christopher. Rocco settled for
second over Pitkat. Sullivan posted his best finish of the season in
fourth. Quietly Rowan Pennink rounded out the top five.
In NASCAR Whelen All-American Series division racing at the Stafford
Motor Speedway Keith Rocco made it three in a row as he raised his
feature win total to 15. As it was at Thompson, one night previous,
it was again the Keith and Teddy show but unlike it was at Thompson
where Christopher won, Rocco prevailed. Woody Pitkat got win number
four of 2010 in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Matt Gallo scored his
second victory of 2010 in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Dan
Flannery won his fourth race of 2010 in the 20-lap Limited Late
Model feature, and Andrew Hayes picked up his first win of 2010 in
the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.
In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event with six laps remaining in
the SK Modified feature Frank Ruocco was in the lead with
Christopher and Rocco on his bumper. Christopher, with Rocco in tow,
shot by Ruocco on lap 37. Two laps later Christopher slipped enough
for Rocco to pass on the inside and that's all she wrote! At the
finish Ruocco had faded to fourth as Zach Sylvester moved into the
third spot. Rounding out the top five was Woody Pitkat.
The Waterford Speedbowl saw Jeff Pearl return to victory lane, his
first win of the year in the 35-lap SK Modified® feature. Jeff Smith
won his first career feature taking the 30-lap Bob Valenti Auto Mall
Late Model race. Defending Street Stock champion Brandon Plemons
found the checkered flag for the first time of the year while Louis
Bellisle was the Norwich Bulletin Mini Stock winner. Anthony
Flannery continued to tear up Legends Cars competition, taking his
record 11th straight win in the division, a new Speedbowl record.
Pearl claimed his first win of the season and 32nd of his career
over Rob Janovic and Ron Yuhas in the podium finishing positions.
Jeff Paul ended up fourth with Tom Abele fifth.
The Bowman-Gray Stadium, in Winston-Salem, NC was the scene of a
Myers Brothers sweep. In twin 25 lap Modified action at the flat
quarter mile oval known as the MadHouse Jason Myers won the opener
while brother Burt won the night cap.
At the Riverhead Raceway on Long Island Dave Brigati started from
the pole, and with his Whelen Southern Modified Tour Modified and
led green to checker in the Modified feature.
NASCAR suspended former driver Randy LaJoie for failing a drug test,
and he said he's enrolled in a substance-abuse program. LaJoie, who
has not raced at any of NASCAR's top three national levels since
2006, said in a statement that he smoked marijuana once in May.
Kyle Busch held off Brad Keselowski, who finished second in the
Nationwide Series event at Loudon and had his solid run derailed by
a poor pit stop. Carl Edwards, Joey Logano and Trevor Bayne round
out the top five.
In Sprint Cup racing at Loudon, Kurt Busch tried to bump-and-run
past Jimmie Johnson for a win. Johnson paid back Busch with a poke
of his own in the final stretch to surge ahead with two laps left
and win the Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on
Sunday for his fifth victory of the season
This week are several vintage racing
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