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NASCAR RACE #13 PREVIEW: Dover International Speedway, today at 12:30 P.M. for FedEx 400 benefiting Austism Speaks


Dover International Speedway (photo by Dany3000 via wikipedia commons)

The NASCAR schedule moves into June with its first trip into Dover, Delaware for the FedEx 400 benefiting Austism Speaks.

The race can be seen on FOX with coverage starting at 12:30 p.m.

Dover is one of the bigger tracks on the circuit with attendance reaching 135,000.

The 400-mile race on the 1-mile track is 400 laps.

(courtesy of Dover Motorsports, Inc. via wikipedia commons)

Known as the “Monster Mile”, Dover produces long runs and tough action with speeds in excess of 170 mph. It’s one of the most challenging tracks on the NASCAR circuit.

Dover, opened in 1969 and was designed to accomodate horse racing and motor sports. The track will undergo renovation after this season with seat-widening from 18 to 22 inches and that’ll drop capacity to 113,000.

2011 FedEx 400/Autism Speaks 400:

Matt Kenseth decided to get two new tires on his last pit stop and was able to hold off Mark Martin for his second win of the season. Marcos Ambrose, Kyle Busch and Brian Vickers finished 3-4-5.

In the last 10 Cup races at Dover, Jimmie Johnson has won three races.

If you need more information or want to follow the race, log onto or

Dumped by Turner Motorsports, Sorenson finds ride with MacDonald Motorsports


Reed Sorenson (photo by John Harrelson of Getty Images for

Reed Sorenson, who was fired by Turner Motorsports team earlier last week despite being in third place in the Nationwide Series standings, has landed a ride.

Turner announced when Sorenson was let go, that with the loss of Dollar General’s funding at the end of the season, there is the possibility of more layoffs from their team.

Sorenson will drive in MacDonald Motorsports’ #82 , joining  Rookie of the Year contender Blake Koch on the roster.

Sorenson, who does have a victory this season and trails series leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. by 49 points with four races to go, was replaced by Brian Vickers in the Turner Motorsports’ #32 Chevrolet.

Info compiled from Turner Motorsports, MacDonald Motorsports, Radio, TV & NASCAR news

Kenseth wins second NASCAR race of 2011 at Dover


Matt Kenseth led the final 32 laps to win for the second time this season, by taking NASCAR’s Sprint Cup FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware over the weekend.

Kenseth also won at Texas and became the third driver to win twice this season.

Matt Kenseth (courtesy of Chris Graythen of Getty Images for

With NASCAR’s new rules where qualifying for the Chase championship emphasizes wins, Kenseth has strengthened his chance by winning.

Mark Martin finished second and Marcos Ambrose third. Kyle Busch and Brian Vickers were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Kenseth won for the second time in the Cup series on Dover’s high-banked, 1-mile concrete track.


Info courtesy of NASCAR news

NASCAR RACE PREVIEW #24: Michigan International Speedway, Sunday August 15, 2010


The NASCAR Sprint Cup Circuit moves to race number 24 on the schedule. It’s the same place they raced at for the 16th race on the schedule, Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. It’s the CARFAX 400. The race will be broadcast on ESPN, Sunday at 1 p.m.

Michigan International Speedway (NASCAR)

Michigan International Speedway is a D-shaped oval that seats 119,500 spectators and the 400-mile race equals 200 laps.

Sitting on a 1,400-acre site, the wide, saucer-shaped racing surface of the elongated oval enables racers to choose their groove and emphasizes pit stops and fuel milegae.

RECAPPING THE 2009 CARFAX 400 RACE: Brian Vickers found just enough fuel to become the first pole-sitter to win a race in 2009. Race leader Jimmy Johnson led 133 of the first 197 laps but ran out of fuel and finished 33rd. Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards and Sam Hornish, Jr. followed Vickers to the finish line.

COST TO GO THE RACE: Prices are reduced on all grandstand seats, now $25 and up. Expanded general admission section with children younger than 12 getting in for free. Ages 12-17 get half-priced reserved seats.

To purchase tickets, call 800-354-1010 or order online at

NASCAR RACE PREVIEW #20:Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Illinois on Saturday July 10, 2010


This week, the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit will head to the Chicago suburb of the Blues Brothers, Elwood and Joliet Jake, Joliet, Illinois.

The race is the 400 and will air at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on TNT.

Chicagoland Speedway (file)

Chicagoland Speedway combines with banking and good grip to produce high speeds on a D-shaped asphalt 1.5-mile tri-oval. The distance is 400.5 miles which is broken down into 267 laps.

The 75,000 seat racetrack has a new Skyline Terrace, a corporate hospitality option with oversized spots.

In 2008, Kyle Busch became the first driver to win a Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway from the pole. Kevin Harvick won from the 32nd starting spot in 2002. Chicagoland became the 10th Sprint Cup track to have night racing. All three touring series events are run under the lights.

Recapping the 2009 400, Mark Martin dominated 195 of the 267 laps and pulled away from Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin on a late-race restart. Jimmie Johnson (58) was the only other driver to lead more than 10 laps and finished eighth behind pole-sitter Brian Vickers.

Kevin Harvick (2000, 2001) and Tony Stewart (2004, 2007) are two-time winners at Chicagoland.

Jeff Gordon will make his 600th Cup start at Chicagoland Speedeway.

Kevin Harvick has a 210-point lead over Jeff Gordon with eight races left before the Cup Chase.

Fifth-place Denny Hamlin leads the series with 5 wins.


Jamie McMurray has won the pole position for Saturday night’s race at Chicagoland Speedway.

This is the third pole of the season and sixth of his career for McMurray, who won the Daytona 500 in February but has been struggling recently. McMurray turned a lap of 183.542 mph (295.382 kph) in his Chevrolet.

Jamie McMurray (Nascar)

He was followed by the Chevrolets of Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart. Greg Biffle qualified fourth in a Ford, followed by Sam Hornish Jr. in a Dodge.

The next NASCAR Sprint Cup race is the Brickyard 400, Sunday July 25 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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