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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart during a press conference at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia on Aug. 29, 2014.

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart offers to speak to family of driver killed in dirt-track incident

By Lewis Franck, Reuters on Sept. 29, 2014, at 3:35 p.m.
NASCAR star Tony Stewart said Monday he was willing to “be available” to Kevin Ward’s family, even though he has no need to speak them to achieve “closure” in the dirt-track incident that killed the 20-year-old driver last month. Normally brash and outspoken, Stewart was subdued during a 30-minute Q-and-A …
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Day Trip To Oxford Plains Speedway

on Sept. 28, 2014, at 11:15 p.m.
County Folks at OPS Thanks to Dan and Tyler Raymond of Caribou I found some traveling companions and racing enthusiasts who wanted to watch racing at Oxford Plains Speedway some five hours south of home. The decision to go was made the day before when Dan suggested that racing for …
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jeff Gordon, along with his daughter Ella Sofia, point to the Chase grid in victory lane after winning the AAA 400 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway Sunday.

Gordon wins, but Kurt Busch, Biffle, Allmendinger, Almirola out in Chase for Cup

By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 28, 2014, at 10:03 p.m.
DOVER, Del. — Jeff Gordon drove by Brad Keselowski in lapped traffic on lap 305 of the 400-lap AAA 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday and sailed on to his fourth win of the 2014 season and his first win of the Chase for …

Local sports results for September 28, 2014

on Sept. 28, 2014, at 9:37 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Girls Soccer Brewer at Bangor, 6 p.m. Bucksport at Washington Ad., 4 p.m. Dexter at Central, 4 p.m. George Stevens at Sumner, 4 p.m. Hermon at John Bapst, 4 p.m. Highview Chr. at Bangor Christian, 4 p.m. MDI at Ellsworth, 6 p.m. Old Town at Foxcroft, …
Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart during qualifying for the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on Friday.

Tony Stewart says fatal crash was ‘100 percent an accident’

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 26, 2014, at 7:45 p.m.
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, giving his first interview since a grand jury decided he would not be charged in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. on a dirt track in upstate New York, said the crash was “100 percent an accident.” “I know 100 percent in my heart and in …
Del Merritt, owner of Speedway 95, addresses the track's awards banquet in 2008.

Final points races to roll at Speedway 95 on Saturday

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 26, 2014, at 4:02 p.m.
There are two weekends of racing left at Hermon’s Speedway 95, but the points races will conclude on Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. Track owner Del Merritt and head scorer and office manager Kim Baker Allen said it has been a decent year despite several rainouts. “It hasn’t been a …
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart during a press conference at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia August 29, 2014.

No charges for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart in fatal incident

By David Bailey, Reuters on Sept. 25, 2014, at 5:48 a.m.
Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has been cleared by a grand jury investigating a dirt-track incident in upstate New York in August that killed a young driver, a county prosecutor said on Wednesday. Stewart, 43, one of the biggest names in auto racing, struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr., 20, …
Austin Theriault

Fort Kent driver Theriault eyes new ride for 2015 after Nationwide series struggles

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 24, 2014, at 2:51 p.m.
It has been an eventful year for Fort Kent race car driver Austin Theriault. He said in some ways, it hasn’t been eventful enough. The 20-year-old landed a three-race series in the Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports, and it didn’t go as well as he had hoped. Theriault finished 15th …
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“Loud-In” Loudon!!!

on Sept. 23, 2014, at 12:42 a.m.
Episode 23 September 22, 2014 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway I was not planning to go to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Loudon, New Hampshire, until one of my former students and friend, Jason Griffeth of the Red Sox called me 2 weeks before the event saying …
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano reacts as he is presented with a lobster after winning the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Sunday.

Logano races by Havrick for victory at N.H. in second Chase race

By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 21, 2014, at 8:51 p.m.
LOUDON, N.H. — Joey Logano took the lead from Kevin Harvick with 26 laps remaining in the Sylvania 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday and held on through two late race restarts for the win. “This is my home race track, the coolest …

Sprint car racer dies in wreck at Wisconsin dirt track

By Reuters on Sept. 21, 2014, at 3:54 p.m.
A sprint race car driver died after crashing during practice at a Wisconsin dirt track on Saturday, the raceway said in a statement. Scott Semmelmann, 47, died from his injuries after crashing during a practice session around 6 p.m., the Beaver Dam Raceway said on its website. Organizers canceled the …
Fort Kent native Austin Theriault finished 18th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday night in Sparta, Kentucky.

Fort Kent driver Theriault finishes 18th in NASCAR Nationwide race at Kentucky

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 21, 2014, at 2:20 a.m.
SPARTA, Ky. — Fort Kent native Austin Theriault recorded an 18th-place finish in the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300, a NASCAR Nationwide Series race, Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Theriault posted comments about adjustments to his car, before and during the race, on his Austin Theriault Racing Facebook page. “We started out the …

TV, radio schedule for September 20-21, 2014

on Sept. 19, 2014, at 4:48 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING Formula One, Singapore Grand Prix, Qualifying, 9 a.m., CNBC-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Sylvania 300, Practice, 9 a.m., Final Practice, 11:30 a.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, New Hampshire, Qualifying, 10 a.m., Race, 1 p.m., FS1-TV; WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio NASCAR, Nationwide Series, VisitMyrtleBeach.com …
Gov. Paul LePage and NASCAR driver Austin Theriault pose for pictures in front of a Maine-branded car that Theriault will drive in a race on Sept. 20. LePage contributed about $15,000 from his contingency account to help pay for the car's decorative wrap.

Theriault hopes third race for JR Motorsports in Maine-branded car will produce top-10 finish

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 18, 2014, at 8:07 a.m.
Crew chief Ernie Cope is looking for “a good, solid top-10 finish” from Fort Kent driver Austin Theriault in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. “I agree,” Theriault said. “We had that goal early on but I just haven’t been able to quite get there yet. …
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart during practice for the MYAFIBSTORY.COM 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Tony Stewart fatal dirt-track incident to be heard by grand jury

By Steve Ginsburg, Reuters on Sept. 17, 2014, at 7:15 a.m.
The case of a fatal dirt-track incident involving three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in upstate New York last month will be referred to a grand jury, authorities said on Tuesday. Stewart, one of the biggest names in auto racing, struck and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward during a non-NASCAR sprint car …
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Announcements, Predictions and Results! Phew

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 12:20 a.m.
Episode 20 September 14, 2014 Austin Theriault makes historic announcement Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault took another giant leap forward in his quest to become a professional race driver in NASCAR when he announced that he will be sponsored by several Maine based companies and government entities at press conferences held …
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) places his name sticker into the next bracket of the Chase grid after winning the MYAFIBSTORY.COM 400 Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway.

Keselowski captures Chase opener at Chicagoland

By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 14, 2014, at 7:33 p.m.
JOLIET, Ill. — Brad Keselowski began the playoff portion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series the same way he ended the regular season: with a win. Keselowski claimed his fifth victory of the year Sunday in the MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, the first event in the 10-race Chase for …

TV Radio schedule for September 15, 2014

on Sept. 12, 2014, at 10:43 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE NEW YORK YANKEES at TAMPA BAY, 6:30 p.m., WTME Rumford (780 AM) radio BASKETBALL, WOMEN CANADA vs. US NATIONAL TEAM, 7 p.m., ESPN2-TV FOOTBALL, NFL PHILADELPHIA at INDIANAPOLIS, 8:15 p.m., ESPN-TV; WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio SOCCER English Premier League …

Orrington native hoping to bring more races to Unity Raceway

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 12, 2014, at 2:20 p.m.
Nick Huff is cautiously optimistic he can make a go of it as a race promoter or lessee at Unity Raceway next season. Huff is currently managing the track. He has already run two race cards and has two more on deck, including the Long John 114 that will pay …
Austin Theriault, NASCAR driver and Fort Kent native, will drive this car promoting the state of Maine and several of its private companies in a nationally televised race on Sept. 20.

LePage, Theriault unveil Maine-branded NASCAR ride

By Seth Koenig on Sept. 12, 2014, at 11:34 a.m.
PORTLAND | Alongside logos for nationally known brands like Hertz Rent-a-Car and Toyota, emblems for the state of Maine and several of its local companies will be seen zipping around a Kentucky racetrack this month at 185 mph. NASCAR driver Austin Theriault on Friday morning unveiled a Maine-branded car …
 
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