Randy Moss Runnin’ Loose in Turn 3 Along With Jimmie Johnson

August 1, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Randy Moss Runnin’ Loose in Turn 3 Along With Jimmie Johnson

I’d like to welcome Bruce Simmons back to the forum this week as he is now officially back from his trip. Bruce, it’s good to have ya back. I’d also like to thank Roc for stepping up to the plate for us last week in his absence and keeping this alive. And, of course, with us as always is Charlie Turner from On Pit Row. Now, let’s get started.
At the end of April, future NFL Hall of Famer, Randy Moss, announced that he was looking to break into NASCAR as a team owner, more specifically in the Craftsman Truck Series [...]

Johnny Benson Wins at Kentucky With a Daring 4-Wide Pass

July 20, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Johnny Benson Wins at Kentucky With a Daring 4-Wide Pass

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Johnny Benson won his second race of the season and took the points lead for the first time in 2008 after making a 4-wide pass with just 32 laps remaining in the Built Ford Tough 225 Saturday at Kentucky Speedway. As the field restarted on lap 119, Benson was third in line behind Bill Davis Racing teammate, Michael Annett, and Dennis Setzer, and the lapped truck of Chad Chaffin was on the inside. Benson and Setzer both attempted the pass on Michael Annett at the same time, and Chaffin moved to the [...]

Big Weekend Ahead for the Wallace Bunch

July 17, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Big Weekend Ahead for the Wallace Bunch

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It’s going to be a big weekend coming up for the Wallace’s as the NASCAR Nationwide Series makes a trip to St. Louis this weekend for the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway International Raceway, hometown to brothers Mike and Kenny Wallace. Considered to be the home track for the Wallace family, the track has been kind enough to name the grandstands in Turns 1 and 2 after the Wallace’s, and even honored them by placing their name on the race itself during older brother, Rusty’s retirement year.
Despite all of the [...]

Moss Motorsports Set to Debut #81 Truck at Kentucky

June 30, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Moss Motorsports Set to Debut #81 Truck at Kentucky

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After Super Bowl runner-up, Randy Moss, announced last April that his latest endeavours would include the creation of a full-time NASCAR Craftsmant Truck Series team, the star WR for the New England Patriots has indeed made good on his promise. Moss has announced that he will debut the #81 Moss Motorsports truck on July 19th at Kentucky Speedway for the Built Ford Tough 225, though the team’s manufacturer, sponsors, and even their driver have yet to be announced.
We do know that Moss has recently purchased a major portion of Morgan-Dollar Motorsports, [...]

Logano Masters Kentucky

June 15, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Logano Masters Kentucky

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In only his third start in the Nationwide Series, 18-year old Joey Logano was nothing but masterful during Saturday’s Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway en route to picking up his first career victory in the series. Logano passed teammate, Kyle Busch, for the lead on lap 147 and stayed there for the ensuing 53 laps to become the youngest winner in Nationwide history at 18 years, 21 days (the former record was held by Casey Atwood at 18 years, 10 months, 9 days in 1999 at Milwuakee). The victory also gives Joe Gibbs Racing [...]

SMI Purchases Kentucky Speedway, But Doesn’t Pickup Cup Date

May 24, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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SMI Purchases Kentucky Speedway, But Doesn’t Pickup Cup Date

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It was announced Thursday that Bruton Smith, company chairman and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI) has purchased Kentucky Speedway, located about midway between Louisville, KY and Cincinatti, OH, for the sum of $78.3 million - the track had originally cost $152 million just to build. Smith was very open from the get-go of the announcement that it was his intent to bring a Sprint Cup Series date to the track - a feat that previous owner, Jerry Carroll of Kentucky Seedway LLC, had been unable to accomplish.
Carroll is currently tied up in [...]

Roush Racing’s Ricky Stenhouse Gets First ARCA Win

May 13, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Roush Racing’s Ricky Stenhouse Gets First ARCA Win

Roush-Fenway Racing’s developmental driver, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, brought home his first set of checkered flags in the ARCA Series during the Kentucky 150 this past Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Stenhouse, driving the no. 99 Roush-Fenway Ford Fushion, had to outduel Scott Speed, driver of the no. 2 Red Bull Toyota, through three late-race restarts, and beat him to the line by a mere 0.374 seconds to get the win.
Speed led 55 of the 112 laps, and held a commanding lead over the rest of the field with only 10 laps remaining until a series of wrecks tightened the field up and [...]


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