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Camping World Truck Series drivers Tyler Reddick (19) and Austin Theriault (29) lead the pack during the Nextera Energy Resources 250 on Feb. 20 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Fort Kent driver eager to move forward in NASCAR truck series

By Larry Mahoney on March 02, 2015, at 6:17 p.m.
Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault has been keeping busy since posting a fourth-place finish in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut for Brad Keselowski Racing on Feb. 20 at Daytona International Speedway. He is working in the Brad Keselowski Racing race shop. “I’ll be in the shop as much as …
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Frozen Motor Mayhem II Coming to the County Soon

on March 01, 2015, at 11:04 p.m.
Episode 45 March 1, 2015 Frozen Motor Mayhem II Comes to Presque Isle According to Race Director Rick Guerrette of Presque Isle, Frozen Motor Mayhem II will have all the excitement of the inaugural version plus more.  The Vintage Snowmobile Racing festival is scheduled for March 14th at the Northern …
Jimmie Johnson won the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Johnson rallies to victory at Atlanta Speedway

By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange on March 01, 2015, at 6:56 p.m.
HAMPTON, Ga. — Jimmie Johnson drove from the back to the front to win the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday. Kevin Harvick passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. with six laps to go to finish second. Earnhardt was third, giving Chevrolet a sweep of the top …

TV radio sports schedule for Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2015

on Feb. 27, 2015, at 8:52 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, XFINITY Series: Hisense 250, Qualifying, 9 a.m.; Race, 2 p.m., FS1-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series: Kroger 250, Qualifying, 10:30 p.m., FS1-TV; WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio NASCAR Sprint Cup, Quick Trip 500, Final Practice, noon, FS1-TV NASCAR, Camping …

TV, radio schedule for February 27, 2015

on Feb. 26, 2015, at 5:10 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, XFINITY Series: Atlanta, Practice, 10 a.m., Final Practice, 11:30 a.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup: Atlanta, Practice, 1 p.m., Qualifying, 5:30 p.m., FS1-TV; WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series: Atlanta, Practice, 2:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, COLLEGE MAINE at ST. BONAVENTURE, 2:30 p.m., …
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What a Debut for Austin Theriault!

on Feb. 22, 2015, at 11:52 p.m.
Episode #44 February 22, 2015 What a debut for Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault If you would have asked me in 2009 if Austin Theriault would be at Daytona International Speedway for Speedweeks 2015. I would have maybe said as a spectator. If you would have said not only would he …
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano (22) celebrates winning the Daytona 500 Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

Logano wins Daytona 500 as caution flies on final lap

By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange on Feb. 22, 2015, at 5:59 p.m.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Joey Logano drove to the checkered flag under caution to win the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. It was Logano’s first Daytona 500 victory and ninth career win in his 220th start. Kevin Harvick finished second and …
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch leaves the NASCAR haulers during practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway Friday.

NASCAR suspends driver Kurt Busch after domestic violence ruling

By Steve Ginsburg, Reuters on Feb. 21, 2015, at 1:46 a.m.
NASCAR suspended driver Kurt Busch indefinitely on Friday following a Delaware court ruling that found the 2004 Sprint Cup champion had likely physically abused his ex-girlfriend. The suspension means Busch will have to sit out NASCAR’s premier event, the Daytona 500, on Sunday. “Given the serious nature of the findings …
Camping World Truck Series drivers Tyler Reddick (19) and Austin Theriault (29) lead the pack during the Nextera Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway Friday night.

Reddick wins Daytona Truck race; Fort Kent’s Theriault fourth

By The Sports Xchange on Feb. 20, 2015, at 11:09 p.m.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As trucks fanned out four-wide behind him, Tyler Reddick took the first checkered flag of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career in Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Behind the race winner, Erik Jones charged to the outside to grab the …

TV Radio schedule for February 21-22, 2015

on Feb. 20, 2015, at 10:40 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup: Daytona 500, Final Practice, 10:30 a.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, XFINITY Series: Daytona, Qualifying, noon, FS1-TV NASCAR, XFINITY Series: Alert Today Florida 300, 3:30 p.m., FS1-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM); WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio BASEBALL, COLLEGE MAINE at CLEMSON, 1 p.m., WWNZ Veazie …
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Fort Kent’s Theriault to make Camping World Truck Series debut at Daytona

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 19, 2015, at 6:08 p.m.
Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault said he is “real excited” about making his debut in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series Friday night. Theriault will be driving in 13 races for Brad Keselowski Racing beginning with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. He spent his first time in his …
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Petty, Get A Grip, MIK Racing, & Austin Theriault

on Feb. 15, 2015, at 10:37 p.m.
Episode 43 February 15, 2015 Petty memories flood over me As I was thinking about Episode #43 a couple things came immediately to mind. I have been blessed to be able to share forty three episodes dealing with motorsports events that had connections to Northern Maine or from adventures I …

TV, radio schedule for February 13, 2015

on Feb. 12, 2015, at 4:50 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Daytona 500, Practice, 5 p.m., Final Practice, 6:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, COLLEGE MAINE at UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE, 2:30 p.m., WWNZ Veazie (1400 AM) radio; UMaine Internet (GoBlackBears.com) BASKETBALL, BOYS Class B OLD TOWN vs. CARIBOU, 8 p.m., WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet (929theticket.com); …
Lexi Roach and her Autism Awareness car

Maine teen race car driver inspired by Winterport boys’ autism

By Larry Mahoney and Natalie Feulner on Feb. 09, 2015, at 5:26 a.m.
When Crystal Davis of Winterport, a single mother of four boys, makes spaghetti for dinner, she tops it differently for each child. One son likes it cheesy, another plain and yet another with tomato sauce. She doesn’t mind — the custom menu helps maintain a relative sense of calm at …
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Summer Kart Series at Spud Speedway

on Feb. 08, 2015, at 11:06 p.m.
Episode 42 February 8, 2015 The one-third mile oval track at Spud Speedway will be silent this summer with no scheduled stock car races. In its stead will be the 2015 Spud Speedway Summer Karting Series consisting of 12 races commencing June 13, 2015. Kart racers and potential kart racers …
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Good Bye Super Bowl; Here Comes Daytona!

on Feb. 01, 2015, at 11:06 p.m.
Episode 41 February 1, 2015 (Only 19 days to Austin Theriault’s Daytona Debut)   Daytona From a Spectator’s Point-of-View With the Daytona Speedweeks events looming on the motorsports horizon I thought it would be timely to get reactions from a few County folks’ who have experienced one of the most …
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Baby It’s Cold Outside!

on Jan. 25, 2015, at 11:52 p.m.
Episode 40 January 25, 2015 Caribou Snow Drags Huge Success   Over 100 snowmobiles took to the line in the Snow Drags held in Caribou today. Despite cold weather and biting winds which made it feel like zero, over 400 spectators watched as sleds ranging from Vintage to the latest …
Cassius Clark climbs out of his car after being hit from behind on turn three in the last lap of the Hight Chevorlet 150 at Speedyway 95 in Hermon Sunday. Clark crossed the finish line to win the race before leaving the track in this 2014 BDN file photo.

PASS Super Late Models returns to Hermon’s Speedway 95 in June

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 23, 2015, at 5:57 p.m.
The Pro All-Stars Series North Super Late Model tour will return to Hermon’s Speedway 95 this season. The series returned last season after a five-year absence and Tom Mayberry, founder and president of the PASS Tour, said after the race that he was impressed with the crowd and the improvements …
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jeff Gordon (right) celebrates in victory lane with his wife Ingrid Vandebosch (left), daughter Ella Sofia Gordon (bottom), and Leo Benjamin Gordon (center) after winning the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware, in this September 2014 file photo.

Jeff Gordon to step away from full-time racing

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 22, 2015, at 6:53 p.m.
Jeff Gordon will not race full-time on the NASCAR circuit after the upcoming 2015 season. “I won’t use the ‘R-word’ because I plan to stay extremely busy in the years ahead, and there’s always the possibility I’ll compete in selected events, although I currently have no plans to do that,” …
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Austin Theriault to Brad Keselowski Racing!!!!

on Jan. 18, 2015, at 10:32 p.m.
Episode 39 January 18, 2015 Theriault lands a NASCAR Camping World Ride for 2015 When Austin Theriault won the Spud 150 in August 2009 against some of the best short track racers in Northern Maine he caught the eye of racing pundits throughout Maine. This kid from Fort Kent could …
 
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