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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart addresses a press conference Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Stewart returns to racing after coping with fatal accident

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 29, 2014, at 5:03 p.m.
HAMPTON, Ga.– In his first public appearance since the sprint car accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr., NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, his voice cracking with emotion, sat at the dais in the media center at Atlanta Motor Speedway and talked about the accident’s profound effect on his …
Travis Benjamin celebrates on top of his Super Late Model car after winning the Oxford 250 on July 20. The race is moving to Aug. 30 next year.

Oxford 250 moving from traditional July race date to Aug. 30 next year

By Justin Pelletier, Sun Journal on Aug. 27, 2014, at 10:17 p.m.
For the first time in most current drivers’ memories, one of the biggest and most important short-track races in the Northeast, and one of the richest in the country, will be contested in a month other than July. Oxford Plains Speedway and Pro All-Star Series officials announced Wednesday that the …
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Street Stock Racers Exemplify What Racing is About

on Aug. 25, 2014, at 1 a.m.
Episode 18 August 24, 2014 What I like about local stock car racing. One good thing about blogging is that I get to express my opinion about topics that I find interesting. I have been following the exploits of the four guys in the above photo this season as well …
Race winner Cassius Clark climbs out of his car after being bumped off the track after crossing the finish line during the Hight Chevorlet 150 at Speedway 95 in Hermon on Sunday. BDN Photo By Terry Farren

Tempers flare as Clark wins duel with Shaw to win Hight Chevrolet 150

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 24, 2014, at 10:43 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — A large crowd welcomed the Pro All-Stars Series back to Speedway 95 for the first time since 2009 on Sunday and it didn’t get short-changed. The Hight Chevrolet 150 PASS Super Late Model North race featured a scintillating last-lap duel between Farmington’s Cassius Clark and D.J. Shaw …

Wells wins Wiscasset Mini Stock feature

on Aug. 24, 2014, at 9:11 p.m.
WISCASSET, Maine — Toby Wells of Dublin, New Hampshire, pulled in front on the 34th lap and held on the rest of the way to win the Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour feature race at Wiscasset Speedway on Saturday. Wells, the points leader on the tour, took the …

TV Radio schedule for August 23-24, 2014

on Aug. 23, 2014, at 9:16 a.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING Formula One, Belgian Grand Prix, Qualifying, 8 a.m., CNBC-TV Global RallyCross Series, Daytona, 2:30 p.m., NBC-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Irwin Tools Night Race, 7:30 p.m., CBS-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM), WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio IndyCar, GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Qualifying, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN-TV …
A member of the track personnel at Hermon's Speedway 95 checks on Hollis' Bobby Nadeau, who rolled his race car duing the PASS Sportsman feature on April 19, 2009.

PASS Super Late Models, Mods, Sportsman return to Speedway 95 Sunday

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 22, 2014, at 7:51 a.m.
HERMON, Maine — The last time the Pro All-Stars Series held a Super Late Model race at Hermon’s Speedway 95, Farmingdale’s Johnny Clark took the checkered flag with Farmington’s Cassius Clark winding up second. Scott Chubbuck was third. It was April 19, 2009. The PASS tour will return to Speedway …
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth during practice for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 15 in Brooklyn, Michigan.

Kenseth, Kahne eye first win as Chase approaches

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 21, 2014, at 6:26 p.m.
A big goose egg sits next to Matt Kenseth’s name in the win column a year removed from a season when he posted a career-best seven wins on his way to a runner-up finish in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. That’s the bad news. The good news: Kenseth …

TV, radio schedule for August 22, 2014

on Aug. 21, 2014, at 4:27 p.m.
AUTO RACING Formula One, Belgian Grand Prix, Practice, 8 a.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Irwin Tools Night Race, Practice, 11 a.m., Final Practice, 1:30 p.m, FS1-TV; Qualifying, 5:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Food City 300, Qualifying, 3:30 p.m., FS1-TV; Race, 7:30 pm., ESPN-TV; WWNZ Veazie (1400 AM); WFZX Searsport …

Edwards, Suarez join Joe Gibbs Racing

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 19, 2014, at 6:03 p.m.
Carl Edwards will join Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015, owner and founder Joe Gibbs announced at a press conference Tuesday morning. “We’re going forward knowing we’ve got to win,” Gibbs said. “I’m going to be so excited going to the race track.” Edwards joins the JGR NASCAR Sprint Cup stable …

TV, radio schedule for August 20, 2014

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 4:11 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series 1 Bristol, Qualifying, 4:30 p.m., FS1-TV; Race, 8:30 p.m., FS1-TV; WTME Rumford (780 AM) radio BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES JAPAN vs. SOUTH KOREA, 3 p.m., ESPN-TV TBA vs. LAS VEGAS, 7:30 p.m., ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE LOS ANGELES ANGELS at BOSTON, 7 …

TV, radio schedule for August 20, 2014

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 4:26 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR Live, 10:30 p.m., WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES Teams TBA, noon, 3 p.m., ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE LOS ANGELES ANGELS at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 …
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Alexanders Come “Home” & Local Man in Indy Car Victory Circle

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 4:03 a.m.
Episode 17 August 18, 2014 Homecoming of sorts for the Alexander Family Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame 2014 inductee Bobby Alexander celebrated with his family at the track where his racing career began, Spud Speedway. Alexander dawned the driving suit for the first time in 20 years at the Caribou …

Auto racing roundup: Steuben driver take late lead, captures Speedway 95 feature and series

on Aug. 17, 2014, at 8:19 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — Brenton Parritt of Steuben took the lead from Hermon’s John Curtis Jr. on lap 38 of the 50-lap Hopkins Landscaping and Paving series race Saturday night at Speedway 95 and won that night’s feature event as well as the overall title for the three-race series. John Kalel …
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon burns out after winning the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn Sunday.

Gordon overtakes Logano to win at Michigan

By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 17, 2014, at 6:01 p.m.
BROOKLYN, Mich. — Jeff Gordon got out in front of Joey Logano on a restart just inside 20 laps to go in the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Sunday and remained up front the rest of the way to claim his third win of the season. “It …

TV Radio schedule for August 16-17, 2014

on Aug. 16, 2014, at 10:17 a.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Michigan, Qualifying, 9:30 a.m., race, 12:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Pure Michigan 400, Practice, 8:30 a.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR Sprint Cup Happy Hour, Practice, 11 a.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200, Qualifying, 9:30 a.m., ESPN2-TV; race, 2:45 p.m., ESPN-TV; …

Biffle going for fifth Michigan victory, Chase climb

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 15, 2014, at 7:44 p.m.
The clock is ticking for Greg Biffle. Although he ranks 12th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in points standings, the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion driver sits 17th in Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Grid, on the outside looking in, with just four races remaining before the postseason, …

NASCAR tells drivers to stay in cars in wake of fatal crash

By Reuters on Aug. 15, 2014, at 5:54 p.m.
NASCAR on Friday said it would forbid drivers from getting out of their cars during caution periods following an on-track fatality last weekend when three-time champion Tony Stewart struck another driver. The most widely followed motorsports organization in the United States said the new rule would require drivers involved in …
Commentary

Tragedy on the track a result of auto racing culture

By Greg Cote, The Miami Herald on Aug. 12, 2014, at 5:41 p.m.
The 65-second video is horrible and hard to watch because you know you are seeing a young man in the last seconds of his life. We all accept that auto racing can be dangerous and that the risk can even be deadly, but not like this. This jars the senses. …
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart.

Sheriff: Tony Stewart investigation will continue at least two more weeks

By Jim Utter, The Charlotte Observer on Aug. 12, 2014, at 5:25 p.m.
The investigation into Saturday night’s crash in which NASCAR star Tony Stewart hit and killed a sprint car driver standing on the track is expected to continue at least another two weeks or more. Investigators continue to seek witnesses, gather evidence and reconstruct the crash in which a sprint car …
 
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