Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr celebrates in victory lane after winning the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 Sunday at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.

Truex breaks drought with victory at Pocono

By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange on June 07, 2015, at 6:08 p.m.
LONG POND, Pennsylvania — Martin Truex Jr. led the most laps in the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, and he turned those laps led into a win, his first of the season. It was Truex’s fourth consecutive race in which …
NASCAR Truck Series driver Austin Theriault of Fort Kent.

Fort Kent driver Theriault earns fifth-place finish in NASCAR truck series race

on June 05, 2015, at 11:45 p.m.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Fort Kent native Austin Theriault earned a fifth-place finish in a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Theriault, 21, started in sixth in the WinStar World Casino 400, which was won by truck series defending champ Matt Crafton. Crafton held …
NASCAR driver Austin Theriault, a Fort Kent native, prepares to speak on Sept. 12, 2014, in Portland during a news conference.

Fort Kent driver starting important stretch of three straight NASCAR truck races

By Larry Mahoney on June 04, 2015, at 4:13 p.m.
Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault will have the first opportunity of his young NASCAR career to get some consistent seat time beginning Friday. The 21-year-old driver will climb back into the No. 29 Camping World Truck Series Ford for Brad Keselowski Racing at the WinStar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor …

TV, radio schedule for June 5, 2015

on June 04, 2015, at 4:11 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice, noon, qualifying, 4:30 p.m., FS1-TV IndyCar, qualifying, 6 p.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR, Camping World Truck, WinStar World Casino 400, qualifying, 6 p.m., race, 9 p.m., FS1-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio BASEBALL, COLLEGE NCAA super-regional playoff, 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE OAKLAND …

The Smell of Racing

on June 01, 2015, at 12:22 a.m.
Episode 57 May 31, 2015 Thank You Lord for a Sense of Smell As I was mowing my large lawn at home the other day I was pretending to be practicing driving my racing kart. I was making as precise turns and “hitting my apex” (the road where I turned) …

Harrington driver races to feature victory at Speedway 95

on May 31, 2015, at 8:37 p.m.
HERMON | Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington qualified on the pole for the 50-lap Hopkins Landscaping Late Model feature event at Speedway 95 Saturday night, took the lead early from outside pole sitter Dean Smart of Bradley and went on to post the victory. Smart challenged McLaughlin in the early …
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson celebrates in victory lane after winning the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sunday at Dover International Speedway.

Johnson holds off Harvick to take FedEx 400

By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange on May 31, 2015, at 5:55 p.m.
DOVER, Delaware — Jimmie Johnson held off Kevin Harvick in the final two laps of the FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday to claim his 10th career win at the track. Already the all-time winningest driver at Dover, Johnson became …

TV Radio schedule for May 30-31, 2015

on May 29, 2015, at 4:57 p.m.
SATURDAYAUTO RACING NASCAR, XFINITY, 2:30 p.m., FOX-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Practice, 1 p.m., FS1-TV IndyCar, Race 1, 3:30 p.m., ABC-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at TEXAS, 7 p.m., FOX-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), …

Pro Stock auto racing class enjoying revival at state’s tracks

By Larry Mahoney on May 29, 2015, at 1:28 p.m.
The Pro Stock class, which features the fastest and most expensive race cars in the state, has been enjoying a revival. Several years ago, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough was the lone track offering the class. Wiscasset Speedway dropped the class after the 2004 season; Unity Raceway got rid …
Dave Farrington Jr. of Jay poses after winning the Coastal 200 Late Model Sportsman race  Sunday at Wiscasset Speedway. The 23-year-old project manager at Bath Iron Works earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Maine and studying toward a master's in business administration.

Jay driver makes educated run at NASCAR Sprint Cup dream

By Larry Mahoney on May 27, 2015, at 7:14 p.m.
Dave Farrington Jr. of Jay would love to be a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver. It has been his dream since he first climbed into a go-kart at St. Albans when he was 7 years old. But Farrington, the defending Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Pro (stocks) points champion, is much more …
Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington (right) poses with third-place finisher Chris Thorne of Sidney (left) and race winner Dave Farrington Jr. of Jay after Sunday's Coastal 200 Late Model Sportsman feature at Wiscasset Speedway.

Harrington driver survives spin, takes second at Coastal 200

By Larry Mahoney on May 25, 2015, at 7:22 p.m.
It was a long 24 hours for stock car driver Andrew McLaughlin. He drove nearly three hours from his Harrington home to Wiscasset for the Coastal 200 Late Model race Sunday, when he overcame a late-race spin to finish second to Dave Farrington Jr. from Jay. McLaughlin arrived home at …

Busiest Race Days of the Spring

on May 25, 2015, at 1:10 a.m.
Episode 56 May 24, 2015 Analysis of Hinchcliffe Crash With IndyCars pounding the walls at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for time trials and in practice, many were blaming the new aero kits for the flips experienced by Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden, and Ed Carpenter. I am not sure of …
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards (19) celebrates after winning the Coca-Cola 600 Sunday night at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

Edwards captures Coca-Cola 600

By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange on May 24, 2015, at 10:55 p.m.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Carl Edwards claimed his first win of 2015 and his first with Joe Gibbs Racing on Sunday night, capturing the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle finished second, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was third. The top finishers made a …

Auto racing roundup: Winterport driver captures Outlaw Super Series race at 95

on May 24, 2015, at 8:46 p.m.
HERMON | Joey Doyon of Winterport captured victory in the visiting Outlaw Super Series Saturday night at Speedway 95. Ric­ky Burgess seemed to have the car to beat after t­aking the lead at lap 10, and holding on­ tightly until lap 36 when mechanical is­sues occurred and the caution …
IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Montoya passes Power to capture his second Indy 500

By The Sports Xchange on May 24, 2015, at 4:04 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS — The old guy ruled Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Juan Pablo Montoya, who turns 40 in September, joined the Indianapolis 500’s two-time winner’s club with a late-race flurry. He passed Team Penske teammate Will Power on the outside in Turn 1 on Lap 198 of 200 and held …
IndyCar Series driver Ryan Briscoe takes part in Carb Day for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Indy on edge after crash-filled run-up to 500

By Steve Keating, Reuters on May 22, 2015, at 6:08 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS — Jittery motorsports fans were bracing for a risky Indianapolis 500 on Sunday with a crash-filled buildup to the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” leaving a mix of excitement and dread hanging over the famed Brickyard. The sprawling 2.5-mile oval has been the scene of plenty of motor racing magic …

Coastal 200 to run at Wiscasset Speedway

By Larry Mahoney on May 22, 2015, at 12:24 p.m.
The St. Clair family will be front and center at Sunday afternoon’s Coastal 200 Late Model race at Wiscasset Speedway. Racing begins at 2 p.m. Ken Minott, the track promoter and sales director at Wiscasset Speedway, said the “whole gang will be there.” Josh St. Clair is the defending race …

Flipping at Indy, Slipping at Wiscasset, and Debuting at Thundering Valley

on May 17, 2015, at 11:21 p.m.
Episode 55 May 17, 2017 Flipping Caused Clipping at Indy Qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday was altered due to the third IndyCar flipping in mid-air after an on-track incident. During Sunday morning practice Ed Carpenter in his Carpenter, Fisher, Hartman (CFH)  Racing Chevy flew into the air in a …

Auto racing roundup: Lanpher cruises to Late Model victory at Oxford

on May 17, 2015, at 9:19 p.m.
OXFORD, Maine – Reid Lanpher of Manchester put the hammer down in the closing stages of Saturday night’s 50-lap super Late Model main event, topping the Budweiser Championship Series card at Oxford Plains Speedway. Veteran Hebron racer Alan Wilson led most of the race, holding off several early challenges, most …
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin (11) and Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch (41) compete side by side during the Sprint All-Star Race Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Denny Hamlin races to his first All-Star win

By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange on May 17, 2015, at 6:02 p.m.
CONCORD, N.C. — Denny Hamlin claimed his first NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race win on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It was also the first win in the All-Star Race for Joe Gibbs Racing. “Everyone worked hard for this win,” crew chief Dave Rogers said. “I’m so proud to be …
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