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John Nemechek Wins 4th Annual Drivin’ for Lineman 200

John Hunter Nemechek racing for his dad, the NASCAR racing veteran Joe Nemechek, gave his father the perfect father’s day gift, a win at the 4th Annual Drivin’ for Lineman 200. This was John Hunter Nemechek’s first win in 2017 “He is my boss, mentor, and dad,” said John Hunter said an emotional winner holding back the tears speaking about ...

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Ty Majeski Wins ARCA Midwest Tour at Gateway Motorsports Park

Ty Majeski won the ARCA Midwest Tour at Gateway Motorsports Park. He also won the ARCA Midwest Tour race at Gateway last year. Majeski is a three-time ARCA Midwest Tour Champion and 2014 Rookie of the Year. Click here for race action photos “He (Shafer) was going to win the race. My motor was vapor locking in this heat,” Majeski said ...

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Briscoe Wins The NASCAR Camping World Pole at Gateway

Chase Biscoe won the Means 21 Pole award for the 4th Annual Drivin’ for Lineman 200 with a lap of 32.888 seconds, 136.828 mph. This is his second pole in eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. This is second pole and fifth top-10 start in 2017. This is his first pole at Gateway Motorsports Park. Briscoe becomes the third ...

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Preview: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race at Gateway Motorsports Park

Gateway Motorsports Park Quick Facts Tonight the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Gateway Motorsports Park for the first and only time this season, below are some series quick facts:   Races: 16 Pole Winners: 10 Youngest Pole Winner: Cole Custer (06/14/2014 – 16 years, 4 months, 22 days) Oldest Pole Winner: Mike Skinner (09/01/2007 – 50 years, 2 months, 4 days) Race ...

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points leader Johnny Sauter: “Gateway not an easy track by any means”

Johnny Sauter, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points leader and defending series champion is headed to Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois for Saturday’s Drivin’ for Linemen 200. And he’s bringing two GMS Racing teammates: Justin Haley and Kaz Grala. The trio of Chevrolet drivers have experienced mixed results on GMP’s unique 1.25-mile oval.   Sauter, a second-generation driver ...

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Langdon, Beckman, Laughlin, Savoie Win at AAA Insurance NHRA Midwet Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park

Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stocks) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcyles) were all winners at the 5th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. Click here for Semi, Final and Post Race Action Click here for 2nd round race action photos Click here for 1st round race action photos  Click ...

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NHRA Gateway Elimination Round Updates

Racing has begun in the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. Another warm day and large crowd is on hand.   Click here for Semi, Final and Post Race Action   Click here for 2nd round race action photos Click here for 1st round race action photos  Click here for PRO MODS action Top Fuel Finals Shawn Langdon ...

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NHRA Sunday Preview at Gateway, 84 Year Old to Race in Top Fuel

Tony Schumacher will face 84 year old, Chris Karamesines in the first round. Yes, Karamesines, is an 84 year old racer and he has never won an NHRA event but will attempt win against all odds on Sunday against one of all-time best Tony Schumacher. Below is a story about Karamesines courtesy of Gateway Motorsports Park: Old school drag racing fans ...

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Hight, Crampton, Gray and Krawiec, NHRA Top Qualifiers at Gateway Motorsports Park

Robert Hight, Richie Crampton, Shane Gray and Eddie Krawiec all grabbed top spots an the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. This is round two of the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship and Eliminations will be held at Gateway Sunday starting at 11 am.   Click here for race action photos   Funny Car Robert Hight’s ...

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NHRA Saturday Racing Highlights

Racing has begun at Gateway Motorsports Park for the 5th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. The stands are packed  and weather will be a factor in today’s racing. The track temperatures are 122 degrees, over 20 degrees hotter that Friday’s second session. Keep checking back for updates. Click here for race action photos   Click here for more race ...

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NHRA Saturday Preview at Gateway Motorsports Park

NHRA Racing is set to begin at Gateway Motorsports Park. Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Chip Ellis (Pro Stock Motorcycles will all try to defend their Friday top positions and win the official pole of tomorrow’s AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals.   Saturday Track News: The world’s biggest names in professional drag ...

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Crampton, Hight, Anderson, and Ellis Grab Top Spots at Gateway Raceway Park

Richie Crampton jumped to the Top Fuel #1 qualifier Friday at the 5th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.  Robert Hight dominated both Friday sessions to capture Funny Car top qualifier. Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Chip Ellis (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also top qualifiers.  Click here for race action photos   Funny Car Robert Hight powered his dragster to ...

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NHRA Live at Gateway Motorsports Park This Weekend

WHAT: Fifth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, the 20th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the second of six races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2016 NHRA Mello Yello ...

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Majeski Wins ARCA Super Late Model Race at Gateway Motorsports Park

Super Late Model Racing Returned to Gateway Motorsports Park with the ARCA Midwest Tour Illinois Lottery 50 Click here for race action photos Race Results: Finish Driver Laps 1 Ty Majeski 40 2 Paul Shafer 40 3 Casey Johnson 40 4 Jason Weinkauf 40 5 Derek Kraus 40 6 Rod Baker 40 7 Jeff Holtz 40 8 Natalie Decker 40 ...

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Christopher Bell Wins 3rd Annual Drivin’ for Lineman 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park

Christopher Bell, racing for Kyle Busch, won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Gateway Motorsports Park. Click here for race action photos “Dream come true,” said Christopher Bell, the 21 year old, describing his win at Gateway. Bell has now won two races in the NASCAR truck series. This is his first win on asphalt, his first win came at ...

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Tanner Swanson Beats the Rain to Win USAC Silver Crown Race at Gateway Motorsports Park

Tanner Swanson won the “Vatterott College Silver Crown Showdown by leading the last 33 laps and barely beating the rain that let loose after he was presented his winner trophy. Click here for race action photos Tanner Swanson was also the pole sitter but could only lead the 1st lap when Chris Windom jumped to the lead and held the top ...

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NASCAR Drivers Sound Off – Drivin’ For Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park

Some of the top contenders in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ For Linemen 200 Brought To You By Altec at Gateway Motorsports Park are weighing on what it will take to land in Domino’s Pizza Victory Lane after racing 200 grueling miles on the 1.25-mile superspeedway. Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota Tundra, has ...

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