From the monthly archives: "February 2008"

Team Maine Racing is headed to Labrador again to compete in the 2008 Cain’s Quest. Cain’s Quest is a 1200 to 1400 mile snowmobile endurance race that takes teams of 2 racers across the wilderness of Labrador. No roads, no trails and no railroad beds just GPS coordinates to the 18 checkpoints that have to be reached in order. The route takes them from Labrador City to Churchill Falls via Schefferville, from Churchill Falls to Goose Bay, from Goose Bay back to Churchill Falls and Churchill Falls directly back to Lab City. It is an ultimate test of man and machine just to finish the race. The start of the race is on Sunday March 9th.
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NASCAR Announces Comprehensive 2008 Television Coverage For Camping World Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2008) – Millions tuned in Sunday for the Daytona 500 to watch drivers like Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and David Gilliland – all of whom used the NASCAR Camping World Series to help launch their careers. NASCAR fans will get the opportunity to see the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars of tomorrow throughout the 2008 season thanks to a comprehensive television broadcast schedule announced today by NASCAR for its developmental series.
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Mees, Poirier split Pro finals in Ossipee for Rock Maple Racing,
Presented by the New England Dodge Dealers
Robert Graeber claims Dash For Cash in Triumphant return

WEST OSSIPEE, N.H. (Feb. 25, 2008) – Rookie sensation Darrin Mees and Quebec veteran Danny Poirier split the Pro division finals Sunday afternoon, as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) completed another weekend of Central and East series snocross racing at the old Mount Whittier ski area on Route 25.
Alaska native Robert Graeber, who hadn’t raced with RMR since Jan. 20 in Verona, NY, made a triumphant return as he claimed the rich ‘Dash For Cash’ non-points race, along with the Semi-Pro Open final.
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An interview with:

THE MODERATOR:  We'll roll into our post race press conference here for the Auto Club 500.  Right now our race runner up Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet.  I'm told that in 11 races here at this particular speedway, Jimmie has seven top 10 finishes.  Very impressive statistics.  He moves now into eighth place in the championship points standings.
Jimmie, talk about your race out there.  I guess over last few hours, it started out late yesterday, concluded early this morning.  Your thoughts?

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-by Justin St. Louis

A major transition is happening at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road for 2008; as said in a recent story on the track’s website,, solid groups of three or four drivers will leave their 2007 racing divisions and make jumps to the next level of competition.  NAPA Tiger Sportsman drivers Nick Sweet and Matt White, along with White Mountain Motorsports Park veteran and former Thunder Road Champion Tyler Cahoon, will move

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FONTANA, Calif. –  Carl Edwards might adopt the old Mama's and Papa's song, “Monday, Monday… so good to me!”

 He won Monday's postponed NASCAR Sprint Cup race after two days of trying at the Auto Club Speedway of Southern California.

 Edwards took the lead for the final time with 14 laps to go and drove away from runner-up Jimmie Johnson and third-place finisher Jeff Gordon.

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EPPING, N.H.- All-Star Speedway is proud to announce that Laticrete International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative tile and stone installation systems based in Bethany, Connecticut has agreed to become a major sponsor of an event that promises to be one of the best open-wheeled Modified races of 2008.
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       BARRE, VT – The 2007-08 off-season has seen an exciting number of talented stock car racers make a move to the next level of competition at Barre’s Thunder Road.  After spending time in a developmental division, no less than ten drivers will continue upward in their careers at “The Nation’s Site of Excitement” and beyond.  But in a change from recent years, all four divisions of Thunder Road – and its regional cousin, the American-Canadian Tour – will reap the benefits.

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Martin to Make 700th Cup Start at California Speedway

Veteran will become only 13th driver in history to reach milestone

Mark Martin will make his 700th career Sprint Cup start this weekend when the green flag drops at California Speedway, becoming only the 13th driver in NASCAR history to reach the milestone.

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-by Justin St. Louis

The American-Canadian Tour boys are back from New Smyrna, Florida, and – after some long nights, some even longer days, and maybe a box or two of rivets – are in one piece.  Eric Chase of Milton, VT led the charge with an opening night victory (the first of his career) in the ASA/Crate Late Model division at the “World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing” at New Smyrna Speedway on Friday, Feb. 8, while Hudson NH’s Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk was involved in one of the race’s three red-flag pileups and finished 25th.  Chase came back the next night to finish 7th, while Pole and his family team spent the entire day and most of the evening to patch their car back together.  They came home 13th.

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Bobby Grigas, III Has Breakthrough Performance at Speedweeks

Five Top-Four Finishes in Seven Nights of Racing Make Florida Trip Worthwhile

CONCORD, NC (February 18, 2008) – If a driver is successful in racing, then there will come a point in their career when they shed the tag of having potential and pick up the label of being a contender.  For Bobby Grigas, III that moment might have come during the 2008 version of Florida Speedweeks.

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Newman’s No. 12 Inducted Into Daytona 500 Experience
After Historic And Competitive 50th Running Of The Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After one of the most competitive and exciting Daytona 500s in event history, Ryan Newman had his winning 50th running of the Daytona 500 car – the No. 12 alltel Dodge – inducted into Daytona 500 Experience on Monday morning.

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An interview with: TONY STEWART KURT BUSCH

KERRY THARP:  We'll go ahead and roll into our post race press conference.  We have our third place finisher, that's Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota.  Your thoughts?

 TONY STEWART:  Disappointed, obviously.  It would be a lie to come in here and say I was happy about, you know, going from first to third on the last lap of the Daytona 500.
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