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SULLIVAN: Johnny’s Baby
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SULLIVAN: Johnny’s Baby

SULLIVAN: Johnny’s Baby

4-Crown Nationals winners Chris Windom, Justin Grant, Logan Seavey and Tyler Courtney. – FRANK SMITH PHOTOEvery time I travel on I-75 near Dayton, Ohio, I crane my neck to catch a glimpse of…
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HOLLAND: Losing Three Tracks
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HOLLAND: Losing Three Tracks

HOLLAND: Losing Three Tracks

Something we never want to hear about the in dirt-track, sprint car racing industry is that a race track is closing.We rarely see new tracks opening anymore, so we definitely don’t want to lose the racing facilities that we already have. At the end of this year, we…
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BUFFENBARGER: A New Player In The Game
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BUFFENBARGER: A New Player In The Game

BUFFENBARGER: A New Player In The Game

Kyle Larson and Brad Sweet have positioned themselves as two of the most recognizable drivers in sprint car racing.Larson has brought eyeballs to the sport with this success across multiple racing platforms, while Sweet has ascended from moving to Indiana and sleeping…
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A Year Later
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A Year Later

A Year Later

It’s been one year and I’m still hurting.The memory will forever linger of the phone ringing in the wee hours of Sunday, October 10, 2021, when the shattering news of Doug Auld’s heart attack and sudden passing was delivered. It was such stunning news that, at first…
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SULLIVAN: Shot In The Arm
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SULLIVAN: Shot In The Arm

SULLIVAN: Shot In The Arm

I was recently asked where the Driven2Save Lives BC 39 at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway ranks among all midget races.What makes this a particularly interesting query becomes even more clear when one realizes how much has changed in this sport. There…
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HOLLAND: Streaming Options
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HOLLAND: Streaming Options

HOLLAND: Streaming Options

There are an amazing number of races available to watch in one’s living room with live streaming via the internet.Every year there seems to be more and more sprint car tracks becoming available and this year has the most. I’m only using two of the streaming services…
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BUFFENBARGER: The Morning After
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BUFFENBARGER: The Morning After

BUFFENBARGER: The Morning After

The morning after Donny Schatz captured his 11th Knoxville Nationals title there was a flood of congratulatory tweets to Schatz and his Tony Stewart Racing team. The most noteworthy of those notes posted online might have been from Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Farley. Having…
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ARGABRIGHT: Two Voices
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ARGABRIGHT: Two Voices

ARGABRIGHT: Two Voices

The state of modern live streaming in motorsports is a race fan’s dream. One can tune in to races anywhere in the country for pennies on the dollar, in air-conditioned comfort, sipping our own beverages and eating our own snacks. There is no debate; this is a fabulous…
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SULLIVAN: The Black Flag
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SULLIVAN: The Black Flag

SULLIVAN: The Black Flag

Most people know the old Hollywood adage that any publicity is good publicity. If this is true, the United States Auto Club, at least via social media channels, is as hot as it gets. By the time the national midget series loaded up after 100 laps of carnage at South…
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HOLLAND: A High Limit
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HOLLAND: A High Limit

HOLLAND: A High Limit

There is much talk about a new sprint car series for next season and how it will fit in to the sprint car racing landscape and attract drivers to compete with it despite the many existing races already on the schedule.Kyle Larson, Brad Sweet and FloRacing are the principals…
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