DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The midpoint of the NASCAR season is here, making one last holiday weekend run at its birthplace, trying as always to deliver a white-knuckled thrill fest on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway.
SONOMA, Calif. — Matt DiBenedetto drove his way into the NASCAR Cup Series with meager funding and no glossy racing pedigree. He has spent 4 ½ years circling tracks in the back of the pack, attempting to will his underperforming, underfunded cars to unlikely results.
SONOMA, Calif. — Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch have managed to keep their long-standing rivalry quite friendly during their first season as teammates at Joe Gibbs Racing.
Just a few steps past the finish line of the Rock the Riverfront 10k stood Michelle Hrdlicka with a pool of slobber amassing at her feet. It was understandable. On a beautiful Saturday morning the sun was beaming down on racers, making it a little bit too hot. It didn’t seem to bother Hrdlic…
Jeff Spacek, Nick Oreskovich, Shane Halopka, Jay Kesan and Dustin Doughty all won feature races Saturday at Rice Lake Speedway.
John Kaanta, Kevin Eder, Mike Anderson, Dave Shackelton, Hunter VanGilder, George Richards and Jeremy Johnson all won feature races Friday night at Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie.
AJ Diemel, Mike Anderson, Eric Olson, Shane Halopka, Cody Kummer, Mike Knopps, Jason Hovel, Bradley York and Jeremy Johnson all won feature races on Saturday night at Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie.
Kevin Adams set the track’s all-time record for feature race wins on Saturday night at Rice Lake Speedway. Other feature race winners included Curt Myers, Travis Anderson, Hunter VanGilder and Jason Havel.
Medford’s Cody Kummer won his second straight Street Stock feature race, holding off a late rally from Amery’s Chris Peterson on Friday at Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Eau Claire native Paul Menard is providing a daily account of his weekend for the Leader-Telegram. Menard is pulling double duty at Michigan International Speedway. He won Saturday’s Nationwide race and is running in today’s Sprint Cup race.
RICE LAKE — The Rice Lake Speedway will have its annual awards banquet honoring its 2013 racers starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at Rice Lake Elks Club, 36 E. Eau Claire St.
The Red Cedar Speedway opened its 40th season of racing on Friday, and the Mahder family stole the show.
The Eagle Valley Speedway finished its season and the champions have been crowned after the final night of races Sunday.
Travis Anderson started in front and held on to win the Midwest Modifieds feature race Saturday night at Eagle Valley Speedway in Jim Falls.
Ben Hillman won his second consecutive Super Stock feature to highlight Saturday night's action at Rice Lake Speedway.
Paul Menard hopes today is the day his luck turns at Daytona International Speedway.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Tony Stewart has run his mouth for almost a month trying to rattle Carl Edwards in the race to NASCAR’s championship.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR’s championship race took a huge swing Saturday night when Matt Kenseth staked a claim on the title moments after a viscous wreck sent Jimmie Johnson spiraling in the standings.
New team. New car. New number. And on the new surface of Daytona International Speedway, no less.
ELKHART LAKE (AP) — For the third year in a row, Carl Edwards made the most of his cross-country commute to Wisconsin.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Denny Hamlin, his No. 11 Toyota becoming a distant spec on the horizon to the rest of the field late in Sunday's NASCAR race Michigan International Speedway, heard the caution call come over the radio and tried not to roll his eyes.
GLADEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Brad Keselowski raced to his third NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the year and ninth overall, easily holding off rival Carl Edwards on Saturday night at Nashville Superspeedway.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski won the Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway in a wild end to a NASCAR doubleheader Sunday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kyle Busch came up with an interesting hazing idea last year for Brad Keselowski, the pesky young driver who had racked up his share of enemies in his short NASCAR career.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Harvick knew his race cars were good enough to get either he or Tony Stewart into Victory Lane.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The phone conversation between NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick and crew chief Alan Gustafson was short and to the point.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Once IndyCar star Danica Patrick figured out how to get in and out of the stock car, the rest of her testing session at Daytona International Speedway went without any problems.