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This Week in AARN // February 24th, 2015

TOP HEADLINES Huge DIRTcar Mod Volusia Upset: Neal Williams Wins 50-Lapper Daytona 500 Is Won By Connecticut Native Joey Logano Ryan Preece Wins All But Two Smyrna Tour Mod Mains; Evans Memorial Gives Him Title Mark Smith Invades Florida; Takes ASCS 360 Sprint Ten Grand Back To Pennsy Shane Clanton Runs Roughshod Over Volusia Late Models Ballou, Bacon & Darland Share …

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Newsmakers of the Week // Joey Logano & Neal Williams

Two of the biggest races of Speedweeks in Florida were won last week by drivers with Northern roots.  Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano is a North Carolinian today as most every NASCAR National Series driver is. But his racing career blossomed in his native Middletown, Connecticut.  From the time he first drove Quarter Midgets at ‘Little T’ in Thompson, Ct., …

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February 24th Trivia Photo

MYSTERY DRIVER of FEBRUARY 24: Years prior to becoming the Daytona 500 winner of 1970, Pete Hamilton was a popular driver in NASCAR Sportsman-Modified racing in New England! He shown here at age 22, after a mid-1960s win in the Ray Stonkus-built coupe. (Photo from AARN archives)

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This Week In AARN // February 17th, 2015

TOP HEADLINES Seekonk Back As NASCAR Sanctioned Speedway Billy Moyer Wins Three Of Six Lucas East Bay Mains AARN’s Annual Safety & Trailer Edition: Tips For Safe Racing & Safe Transport Pittman, Schatz & Sweet Top Volusia 410 Sprint Races Preece Bests Tour Mods Twice At Smyrna; Keeps One NASCAR Daytona 500 Qualifying Fiasco: What Happened? ARDC To Invade Lanco …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Florida Speedweeks

Ahh, that Florida weather! Yes, it’s too cold to take a plunge in the Atlantic Ocean, and yes, it has been cold enough at New Smyrna, Volusia, Ocala and East Bay to see your breath some nights when the races are over. Florida’s relative warmth is the reason the outdoor racing season gets a jump start. Fields of cars have …

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February 17th Trivia Photo

MYSTERY DRIVER of February 17: In April 1994, Rich Taylor enjoyed victory lane at N.J.’s Bridgeport Speedway after a small-block Modified feature win. Rich comes from a racing family, as his dad, Dick Taylor, was one of the top drivers during the 1960s and 70s at N.J.’s East Windsor and Flemington speedways with the No. 78. (Photo by Mike Ciosek/AARN …

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This Week in AARN // February 10th, 2015

TOP HEADLINES Andy Belmont Heading Back To Daytona For ARCA Race As Crew Chief NASCAR Announces Huge Regional TV Package; Mods, K&N To Benefit Undefeated Kerry Madsen Runs Roughshod In Tony Stewart’s All Star Sprint Series Waterford Speedbowl’s Season Is Back On Track After New Owner Finally Closes Deal Maryland’s Historic Cumberland Fairgrounds To Run Again In 2015 Warren Alston Named …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kerry Madsen

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit Of Champions made its debut at Bubba Ocala Speedway last weekend and Australian born Kerry Madsen is sure glad it did. Madsen authored an improbable and immensely satisfying three-for-three start to his season and devastated the competition each time. By the end of the weekend, 410 Sprint Car fans were asking one another, ‘is this …

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February 10th Trivia Photo

MYSTERY DRIVER of February 17: Tom Taber won the ESS Sprint Car feature at N.Y.’s Brewerton Speedway on July 24, 1992. (Photo by Don Edds; AARN archives)

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This Week in AARN // February 3rd, 2015

TOP HEADLINES Erick Rudolph, Andy Jankowiak Top TQ Midget Fields At NAPA KNOW HOW Racing Weekend In Boardwalk Hall Racing Begins In Florida, In Earnest, At East Bay, Bubba Raceway Park Wild Last Lap Tangle In AC Slingshot Main Takes Out Hieber, Gets Drellos Disqualified; Gives Hartman Win Tony Stewart Buys All Stars, Renegades To Go Away Emotional Yates County Banquet Is Harpell’s First, Last …

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