Monthly Archives: September 2016

Chasing the Loose Lugnuts

(photo source: Tony Stewart Official facebook) It’s just been that kind of week for this little blogger. The kind of week where life gets in the way of the blogging part of things. And it doesn’t help that the Chase is here. So I decided instead of stressing about doing my post race report- now four days late I will skip it and point you in the direction of the official team release about the race if you are here looking for my usual post race rap ups and get right to a “Loose Lugnuts” type post. 1. Most of us Smoke fans are thinking about the chase- and how Dover is critical for Tony Stewart if he’s to continue on in [...]

Seven-Time World of Outlaws Champion Enters 2017 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals with Clauson-Marshall Racing

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 29, 2016) – Seven-time and defending World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, announced today he will compete in the 2017 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals driving for Clauson-Marshall Racing (CMR). Schatz will be making his Chili Bowl debut and the entry is the first for the multicar CMR team in the 31st running of the event held Jan. 9 to 14 at the River Spirit Expo Center. “I’m looking forward to having the chance to compete in next year’s Chili Bowl and drive for Clauson-Marshall Racing,” Schatz said. “We’ve been thinking about doing this for quite a while. It all came together earlier this year when Tony (Stewart) and I were talking [...]

National Championships, Track Titles And Prestige On The Line This Weekend At Eldora

Hoffman and Ruhlman Among the Modifieds’ Leading Contenders ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 28, 2016) – When the best DIRTcar UMP Modified drivers in the country descend on Eldora Speedway this weekend, the battle for supremacy amongst America’s blue collar racers will be decided as Quincy, Illinois’ Michael Long tries to stave off multi-time champion Mike Harrison, Highland, Illinois, for the National Championship. Aside from the season-long points campaign, the honor of being crowned the DIRTcar UMP Fall Nationals by Allstar Performance champion awaits the winner of Saturday’s A-Feature. “There is no place like the stage at Eldora,” said former Fall Nationals champion Nick Hoffman, who will haul from Mooresville, North Carolina for the event. Additionally, the Eldora track championship is on [...]

Nature’s Bakery/Mobil 1 Driver’s Championship Bid on the Line at Dover

KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (Sept. 28, 2016) – It’s not going to be easy, but the task is pretty simple. If Tony Stewart wants to keep his hopes for a fourth career Sprint Cup title in his final year of NASCAR competition alive, he’ll need to walk out of Dover (Del.) International Speedway late Sunday afternoon with the trophy, or land in the top 12 among the 16 drivers in NASCAR’s 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup playoffs. Stewart arrives in Delaware 15th, just 11 points out of 12th, after two of the three first-round races that will ultimately eliminate a quarter of the Chase field. Nobody knows the situation or the urgency any better than Stewart, who’ll be gunning for a strong run [...]

#ChooseKind Headed to Hollywood

The Children's Craniofacial Association, based in Texas, empowers and gives hope to children affected with facial differences. Through their #ChooseKind Wonder initiative, Real-Life Auggies reached 4,500 students in 50 schools throughout the United States. Talk about breaking down barriers to help children embrace the heart of an individual rather than be exclusionary because of how someone looks! And, the good news keeps coming as the book Wonder is being adapted for a major motion picture expected to hit the silver screen in April 2017. Julia Roberts plays the role of Auggie's mom, Owen Wilson plays his dad and the role of Auggie is Jacob Tremblay (Vancouver, British Columbia). Jacob and his entire family joined the CCA Retreat in Ft. [...]

Bad Boy Off Road 300 Race Report

Date:  Sept. 25, 2016 Event:  Bad Boy Off Road 300 (Round 28 of 36) Series:  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location:  New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon (1.058-mile oval) Winner:  Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing (Chevrolet) SHR Finish: Kevin Harvick (Started 19th, Finished 1st / Running, completed 300 of 300 laps) Kurt Busch (Started 13th, Finished 5th / Running, completed 300 of 300 laps) Danica Patrick (Started 24th, Finished 18th / Running, completed 300 of 300 laps) Tony Stewart (Started 22nd, Finished 23rd / Running, completed 299 of 300 laps) SHR Points: Kevin Harvick (2nd with 2,071 points; 1 win, secures berth in Round of 12) Kurt Busch (11th with 2,067 points; 15 points inside of top-12 in Round of 16) [...]

Brady Bacon Prepared For Run At All Four Crowns and $100,000 Bonus

Legendary Jack Hewitt Weighs In On Attempts By Bacon And Tyler Courtney By Greg Billing ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 23, 2016) – Oklahoma has produced its share of auto racing talent, especially in Tulsa and its suburbs. Names like Lance Blevins, Andy Hillenberg, Daryn Pittman, Stevie Smith and Shane Stewart all hail from northwestern Oklahoma. As does Brady Bacon. But none have tried what Bacon attempts Saturday at Eldora Speedway – sweeping the USAC 4-Crown Nationals. Only one driver has ever won all four features in the same night on Eldora's historic high-banked, half-mile clay oval. Bacon, who grew up in Broken Arrow and now lives in Winchester, Ind., figures if it's going to happen again why not “Sooner” than later. [...]

Schatz Dominates Commonwealth Clash

TSR Bad Boy Off Road /Chevrolet Performance Team Scores 23rd Outlaw Triumph of 2016 Dates: Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 Series: World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series Locations: Friday – Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio Saturday – Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania Winners: Friday – Shane Stewart of Larson-Marks Racing Saturday – Donny Schatz of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing TSR Results: Friday – Started 2nd, Finished 4th/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps Saturday – Started 4th, Finished 1st/Running, completed 35 of 35 laps TSR Points:      Donny Schatz – (1st with 10,317 points) Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance saved their best for last over the weekend, dominating Saturday night’s World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series 35-lap Commonwealth Clash A-Feature at [...]

Chase Race 1: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland

(photo source: Zimbio.com/Sarah Crabill/Getty Images North America) Started: 11th (Qualifying was rained out and starting position was based on the points). Finished: 16th Chase Standing: 12th* (photo source: Zimbio.com/Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images North America) Tony Stewart speaks with his team on the radio before the drop of the green flag before every race- and this week he wanted to emphasize two points with the crew and team before the first race of the playoffs start. He wanted them to know that they win as a team and lose as a team but that he wanted them to finish off the last ten weeks of his last season as a NASCAR driver having FUN no matter where they end up at the end [...]

Schatz Closes In on World of Outlaws Championship

TSR Bad Boy Off Road /Chevrolet Performance Team Scores Two Top-Four Finishes in Pennsylvania Dates: Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 Series: World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series Locations: Friday – Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Saturday – Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway Winners: Friday – Danny Dietrich of Gary Kauffman Racing Saturday – Logan Schuchart of Shark Racing TSR Results: Friday – Started 4th, Finished 4th/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps Saturday – Started 3rd, Finished 3rd/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (1st with 10,753 points) Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and the Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team were determined to get out of Pennsylvania with some hardware over the weekend. The seven-time and reigning World [...]