Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Donny Schatz

He came, he saw, he conquered, for the tenth time! That’s the story of the 57th Knoxville Nationals, where a $150,000 first prize tempts the best 410 Sprint Car drivers in the world. Despite the intensity, one man, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz has made the Knoxville Nationals his personal playground. This time, David Gravel had him covered. But he blew …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brett Hearn

Brett Hearn’s long anticipated 900th career feature win came Friday at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. It is a milestone of historic proportions, as the greatest number of fully documented victories in a driving career. Hearn has been winning races since 1976, almost always scoring double digit checkered flags each year. He has thrived at the tracks he runs at regularly, he has …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Preece

When a regional hero steps onto the national stage, every nuance of their performance is subject to scrutiny and judgement. Succeed and the rewards can be enormous. Buckle under pressure and there may never be a second chance. Ryan Preece took such a challenge when he embarked on a two-race Xfinity Series schedule with Joe Gibbs Racing this past month. …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brock Zearfoss

Young Brock Zearfoss shocked the Sprint Car world last Friday night when he won against the World Of Outlaws at legendary Williams Grove Speedway. Zearfoss took advantage of some circumstances that included a flip by Lance Dewease, a restart jump called on the leader David Gravel, and a sprint to the finish among himself, Gravel and Donny Schatz. This was …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Preece

When a golden opportunity happens in racing, it’s truly the gifted and talented who can maximize it. That’s what Asphalt Modified driving standout Ryan Preece did last weekend at New Hampshire International Speedway. First, on Friday, he went head to head with NASCAR Monster Energy Cup driver Ryan Newman in the NWMT Modified All Star race – and beat him. …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kyle Larson

Of this there can be no doubt: Kyle Larson’s 2017 PA Speedweek appearances will be talked about for years to come. On the heels of a NASCAR Monster Cup win at Michigan, Larson headed east to run in as many of the PA Speedweek races as his NASCAR schedule would allow. He won three of them, at Path Valley, Lincoln, and Grandview, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tim McCreadie

The McCreadie name in northeastern auto racing circles remains syonymous with Dirt Modified excellence even though second generation driver Tim McCreadie has spending most of his time over the past decade racing Dirt Late Models across the nation. McCreadie has always retained a fondness for Big Block Mods however, and races them whenever his schedule permits, which isn’t often. ‘T-Mac’ …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jimmy Blewett

One of the oldest Stock Car races in the United States is the Garden State Classic at Wall (NJ) Stadium. The race traces its roots back to 1957 and while its format has changed somewhat over time, it is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious asphalt Modified races in the northeast. Jimmy Blewett, whose racing family’s roots stretch almost …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kyle Larson

It’s no secret that today’s upper echelon racers are specialists. Few deviate from their chosen paths, once they are reached. Yet at the same time, versatility is a quality that is greatly admired of those who can make anything go fast. That’s why Kyle Larson’s talents were being talked about across the racing spectrum after the Californian won a World …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Blaney

Winning a NASCAR Cup race is something that’s almost to be expected of the top drivers who have been knocking down the checkered flags for years. That’s why when a first time winner breaks through, it’s big news. At Pocono Raceway last Sunday afternoon, the oldest team in NASCAR, the Wood Brothers, found victory with young Ryan Blaney, Dave’s son, the …

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