Michael McDowell Earns New Personal Best Finish at Bristol

 ‌  ‌  ‌ Track: Bristol Motor Speedway, 0.5 Mile Oval Race: 9 of 38 Event: Supermarket Heroes 500 (266.5 miles, 500 laps) Michael McDowell No. 34 Love’s Travel Stops Ford Mustang Started: 25th Finished: 14th Stage One: 24th Stage Two: 20th Stage Three: 14th Michael McDowell took the green flag in Sunday’s “Supermarket Heroes 500” at Bristol Motor Speedway from the 25th position. To start the race, McDowell mentioned that his No. 34 Love’s Travel Stops Ford Mustang fired off, “a little free overall” and then noted on lap 23 that the track was finally beginning…

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Buescher Battles Back to a Solid 11th-Place Finish in Coke 600

CONCORD, N.C. (May 24, 2020) – Chris Buescher picked up three spots during a feverish final two-lap dash to bring his No. 17 Fifth Third Bank Ford home 11th in Sunday night’s famed Coke 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Buescher and the No. 17 team battled to the final turn, overcoming an early penalty on pit road to secure the solid finish in one of NASCAR’s biggest events of the season.     After qualifying 19th, Buescher worked his Ford up to 13th position, where he settled in until the competition caution flag waved at Lap 20. The team pitted for four tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment, but received a…

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Remembering Ray Lee Wood

For decades people in southern Virginia and beyond knew Ray Lee Wood for the beautiful flowers growing in front of his home in the community of Buffalo Ridge and for the sourwood honey that he collected from his beehives. They knew of his prized Persian cats and Siberian Huskies, and the goldfish he raised in ponds on his family property. Others were amazed at his knowledge of the Bible and his loyalty to the Pentecostal Holiness Church. And there were some that knew the rest of the story, about how Wood was an integral part of…

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Goodyear Fast Tire Facts – Fontana

NASCAR Cup Series — Race No. 3 – Auto Club 400 NASCAR Xfinity Series – Race No. 3 – Production Alliance Group 300 Auto Club Speedway (2.0-mile oval) – Fontana, Calif.

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NASCAR Changes Pit Stop Rule For Tires

NASCAR changed the rules of the game – again – but this time for the better. One of the stupidest rules to govern pit stops has been the “arm’s length” rule. A tire coming off during a pit stop had to stay within an “arm’s length” of a crewman, generally a tire changer, or there would be a pass through penalty.

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GREAT DRIVES: One Night at Texas World Speedway

Al Unser, Sr. used a hotel lobby display car to win at Indianapolis in 1987. 46-year-old Juan Fangio broke and re-broke the Nurburgring lap record three times during his miracle Formula One victory in 1957. Every motorsport enthusiast can recite a list of the great driving performances in auto racing history.

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