ARCA: Back on Top; Gerhart Paces Opening Practice Session at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official release – ARCA photo — Bobby Gerhart, an eight-time winner at Daytona Int’l Speedway, put up the fastest speed at Thursday’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards practice. Gerhart needed just 10 laps to turn the fastest lap of the day. Gerhart, in a Chevrolet, turned his best lap in 188.945 mph, just a tick …

ARCA: Cornett-Ching Secures Seat for Daytona Opener in February

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SUMMERLAND, British Columbia, Canada — official team release — RACE 101 photo — Following a successful open testing session at the Daytona International Speedway, Tony Blanchard and his RACE 101 team have announced they have signed Canadian Sarah Cornett-Ching to compete in the Lucas Oil 200 during Speedweeks in February. Cornett-Ching still needs to secure sponsorship to guarantee her position in …

ARCA: Gerhart Re-signs Lucas Oil For 2015 Season

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TOLEDO, Ohio – official team release – ARCA photo — Bobby Gerhart Racing (BGR) announced on Wednesday that it has re-signed Lucas Oil for the 2015 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season. “The 2015 season marks our 12th year with Lucas Oil,” Bobby Gerhart said. “We are very proud of our association with Lucas Oil and the success that we …

OSWEGO MAVTV: Oswego Supermodifieds to Debut on MAVTV’s SPEED SPORT Thursday Night

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OSWEGO, NY — official release — Oswego Speedway and its headline Novelis Supermodified division will debut on MAVTV’s SPEED SPORT Thursday night at 8 p.m. EST & PST, with a one hour broadcast of the May 24thrunning of the Jim Shampine Memorial 75. The broadcast will be hosted by veteran announcer Ralph Sheheen and former NASCAR champion and Budweiser International Classic starter Johnny Benson. …

OSWEGO/MAVTV: Ralph Sheheen, Johnny Benson to Host MAVTV’s July 3 Shampine Memorial Broadcast

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OSWEGO, NY — official release — When Oswego Speedway returns to national television onThursday, July 3 at 8 p.m., it will be veteran on-air personality Ralph Sheheen and former NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series Champion Johnny Benson leading the SPEED SPORT broadcast on MAVTV. The broadcast features the 24th annual Jim Shampine Memorial for Novelis Supermodifieds, the flagship …

OSWEGO: Shampine Memorial, International Classic to Air Nationally on MAV-TV’s ‘SPEED SPORT’

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OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Speedway announced Friday that racing coverage from the ‘Home of the Supermodifieds’ will be featured nationally on MAV-TV’s ‘SPEED SPORT MAGAZINE,’ and ‘SPEED SPORT’ programming beginning this month. Each one hour episode of ‘SPEED SPORT MAGAZINE’ and ‘SPEED SPORT’ will alternate bi-weekly on Thursday’s beginning May 22 and serve to kick-off MAV-TV’s weekend motorsports programming with unprecedented focus and perspective …

ARCA: Enfinger holds off field to win Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona

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February 15, 2014 — staff report — Terry Renna/AP photo — DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Grant Enfinger said before the start of Saturday’s action that the ARCA Racing Series “owed him a few”. And it was Enfinger, in the Team BCR Motor Honey-Casite-Advance Auto Parts Ford, who came to collect, beating the field to the checkered flag Saturday afternoon and winning …

ARCA: Burton ready for ThorSport Racing debut

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2014) — After two days ranging from “boredom” to post-qualifying “bedlam” at Daytona International Speedway Jeb Burton will make his ThorSport Racing debut in the No. 13 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Toyota Camry from 21st starting position in Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real. In a four-hour practice on Thursday afternoon, Burton — …

AUDIO/QUALIFYING: Kwasniewski wins ARCA Lucas Oil 200 pole at Daytona after Gerhart’s time disallowed

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February 14, 2014 — Report by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — DAYTONA BEACH, FL — Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than fast. On Friday afternoon at the Daytona International Speedway, Dylan Kwasniewski was both. Kwasniewski, out of Las Vegas, Nevada, scored the Menards Pole Award during qualifying for Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Mason Mitchell attacking new venture, Daytona high banks to kick off 2014

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February 14, 2014 — Audio and story by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — Photo courtesy Mason Mitchell Motorsports — WEST DES MOINES, IOWA — Sophomore driver Mason Mitchell is ready to elevate his game to the next level. And he plans to do so by taking on the duties of team owner as …

ARCA: Gerhart tops Thursday practice session at Daytona

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(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – February 14, 2014) – AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhach – Bobby Gerhart picked up where he usually does at Daytona International Speedway Thursday. The veteran ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards driver turned the fastest lap of the four-hour practice session during his first two laps on the track. He ended up the fastest of the 42 cars to …

MOTORSPORTS: Dave Despain Joins MAVTV Network

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CORONA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2014) — FOX Sports Media Group (formerly SPEED) photo — Renowned motor racing broadcaster Dave Despain has signed a two-year contract with MAVTV American Real to host the network’s five live events, beginning with the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire on Jan. 18, and a series of 30-minute, one-on-one programs interviewing drivers …