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Joey Saldana shares perspective on his career, oil tank business and future plans

OIL IN THE VEINS: Joey Saldana’s Passion for World of Outlaws Racing Still Strong Future Hall-of-Famer shares perspective on his career, oil tank business and future plans Looking back on his 18-year World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series career, with 105 wins, Joey Saldana is satisfied. To him, it’s a respectable career and said he’s happy with ...

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April Events Suspended at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

April 18th Race Moves to August 29th   Nashville, TN (Monday, March 30, 2020) – The 63rd Season of Asphalt Racing at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway is scheduled to begin two weeks later than initially planned. Speedway Officials have announced that Opening Night, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   What is ...

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ARCA Menards Series East Music City 200 at Nashville Suspended

Discussions Ongoing with USAC and Late Model Sanctioning Bodies Nashville, TN (Tuesday, March 17, 2020) – ARCA Racing issued a statement on Monday, March 16, 2020 addressing ARCA Menards Series events scheduled through May 3rd, including the Music City 200 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway originally scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd. Statement from ARCA Racing – “Our top priority is the ...

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CALIFORNIA’S MARCH USAC SCHEDULE POSTPONED

  Speedway, Indiana (March 13, 2020)………The spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 in the United States and around the world has had effects on numerous events around the sporting world, and USAC racing’s March calendar is now included in that group.   This Saturday’s March 14 West Coast Sprint Car event at Hanford, California’s Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds has ...

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Thorson Thrills with 15th to 1st Charge at Shamrock Classic

  By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Ill. (March 7, 2020)………As Tanner Thorson recollected over his first three starts of the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season, one of his first thoughts was, “we should be three for three.”   Instead, the 2016 series champ has had to settle for winning two out of three ...

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Bacon set for Shamrock Classic Double Duty this Weekend

  Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (March 5, 2020) – This weekend’s “Shamrock Classic” at Du Quoin’s Southern Illinois Center offers up a busy weekend of racing action for Brady Bacon. Bacon will take the wheel of Kelly Hinck’s No. 21h Micro Sprint on Friday and Saturday while doubling up in USAC Midget action aboard Hinck’s entry on Saturday. “The Macho ...

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The Tale of the Tape in Shamrock Classic Experience

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Illinois (March 5, 2020)………This Saturday’s Shamrock Classic field is undoubtedly talented with several accolades and achievements among the group of 45 preparing to strap in for the March 7 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget event at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin.   However, when it comes to the ...

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Shamrock Classic Entry List Reaches 45

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Illinois (March 5, 2020)………The field for this Saturday’s Shamrock Classic has risen to 45 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget drivers set for battle on March 7 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin.   The 5th annual event includes two past Shamrock Classic winners in Justin Grant (2017) and reigning ...

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Discounted Tickets Now Available For May 2-3 Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Event

Weekend Racing To Feature Racing From Four Top Short Track Series   (Nashville, TN) Officials from Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway have announced that tickets are now available online for the huge doubleheader May 2-3, 2020 race weekend. In addition to Saturday or Sunday only tickets, a combo 2-day ticket is available with a $10 discount.   Saturday night, May 2 will ...

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Indoor Racing Routinely Produces First-Time USAC Midget Winners

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Illinois (February 27, 2020)………What’s the deal with indoor races producing new winners in the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget ranks over the last six-and-a-half decades?   Is it based mainly on the fact that the tracks are usually on the smallish side, which produces tight racing where the variables for ...

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Past Winners Grant and McIntosh Enter Shamrock Classic

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Illinois (February 27, 2020)………Past Shamrock Classic winners Justin Grant and Cannon McIntosh are among the latest entries for the 5th annual USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget event on March 7 at the Southern Illinois Center as the list of competitors has ballooned to 33 with more entries continuing to be filed ...

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USAC’s Indoor History Goes Back to the Beginning

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois (February 26, 2020)………Indoor racing has always had its place within the USAC racing scene.  In fact, racing under a roof is where it all began with Gene Hartley’s National Midget victory in 1956 at Fort Wayne, Indiana’s Memorial Coliseum. As we enter USAC’s next indoor race on Saturday, March 7, at the ...

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Courtney, Bacon, Windom Enter Shamrock Classic

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Illinois (February 25, 2020)………Three past USAC National champions who are all seeking a first Shamrock Classic victory are among those headlining the initial entry list for the 5th annual USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget event on March 7 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin.   Competitors can enter the ...

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Bandoleros Make Return to Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

Nashville, TN (Tuesday, February 18, 2020) – Officials at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway confirmed the return of the Bandolero division for the 2020 season.  The INEX Bandoleros are governed by the same organization as INEX U.S. Legends Cars International.   Music City USA’s Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway has a rich history with the INEX Bandoleros, hosting the National Event during the 2005 ...

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BACON DOUBLES UP WITH SECOND STRAIGHT OCALA SCORE

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Ocala, Florida (February 15, 2020)………Brady Bacon took no chances on his cool down lap following Saturday night’s USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Winter Dirt Games XI victory at Bubba Raceway Park. Following a mishap during his heat race that saw him drop from a surefire win to having to transfer through the semi in ...

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BACON BOLTS TO VALENTINE’S VICTORY AT OCALA

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Ocala, Florida (February 14, 2020)………Entering Friday night’s USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship season opener, the most recent time Brady Bacon left Bubba Raceway Park with a top-five finish was three years ago.   Furthermore, the Broken Arrow, Okla. native’s most recent victory at the 3/8-mile tri-oval came five years prior, leaving him ...

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