From the monthly archives: "February 2010"

POLEWARCZYK TO TEST K&N PRO SERIES CAR

HUDSON, N.H. — Joey Polewarczyk Jr. will test a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East car with Fadden Racing next week.

Polewarczyk, who owns five career ACT Late Model Tour victories, will test for team owner Mike Olsen during a southern states swing to open the month of March. Polewarczyk will test at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Ga., on Monday, March 1. On March 2, Polewarczyk heads to Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville, S.C., and then to South Boston Speedway in South Boston, Va., on Wednesday, March 3.

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An Interview With: KEVIN HARVICK

 

THE MODERATOR: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to this week’s NASCAR teleconference, in advance of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The race is the Shelby American. Our guest today is the current NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader, Kevin Harvick. He drives No. 29 Shell Pennzoil Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, which has been on a great rebound early in the season. Kevin has finished 7th and 2nd in the season’s first two races, the Daytona 500 and the Auto Club 500, great start.

We are going to kick off today’s call with a question from a fan on our Twitter account. She mentioned that when the word got out that when Kevin was going to be the guest on today’s call, we got a lot of questions, great response from our fans. And we had one from Ashley Hanson in Alabama, and she wants to ask Kevin how he feels how his car and his team are going to be for the balance of the year; are they going to be strong enough to make the Chase, and maybe win the championship. Kevin, why don’t you start off with that and then we’ll go to the media.

KEVIN HARVICK: Okay. I think, you know, obviously the year has started off good. I feel like we are kind of starting how we finished the end of last year which is a good thing.

So still a lot of unknowns this year, I think you know, through the winning period here at the beginning of the year, I think we are going to be solid week-in and week-out. I still think there’s a lot of unknowns as far as what’s going to happen when the spoiler gets put on the car.

I feel, you know, we are doing the right things to know what the spoiler is going to do differently for the car, and you know, we have got a couple of tests coming up. So it’s good to have been with a team, with Gil and all of our guys are the same from last year, even though I knew most of those guys, it’s nice to have a fair amount of time working with those guys and everybody is kind of on the same page working together.

You know, as long as everything keeps going like it’s going, I think chances are as good as they have been to do both of those things with the Chase and hopefully compete for the Championship. But, you know, I think it’s probably going to be eight or ten weeks into the season until you really know where you stand with the spoiler.



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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Feb. 23, 2010)While Ryan Newman embarks on his 299th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, the seasoned veteran will also celebrate an important first for his No. 39 Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) team.

Sunday’s Shelby American will be the first of nine races where new sponsor Tornados, a brand of family owned Ruiz Foods, will adorn the No. 39 Chevrolet Impala as the team’s primary sponsor.



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NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS NORTH By Lou Modestino(for 2/26-2/28/10)

Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel has announced that their Hot Shoe Award program for Thunder Road competitors will continue for the 2010 season. Lenny’s awards a cash bonus to drivers in Thunder Road’s(Barre, VT top three divisions that earn their first or second feature win of the season.

The Late Models earn $150 for their first win, Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen receive $100 and the Allen Lumber Street Stocks make $50. For a driver’s second win they receive half the amount of their first win. These checks along with an embroidered hat are given to the “Hot Shoe” drivers during the pre-race ceremonies of the next event.

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TV TIMES
By Lou Modestino(For 2/26-2/28/2010)

Last Sunday saw JJ take his fifth win at Fontana which is the good news. The bad news is who will keep JJ from taking another championship and prevent him from making 2010 as another boring year for the NASCAR Cup Series? Maybe Kevin Harvick if he and his team can just eek out a lit more power and stay on track.

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Orleans County Fairgrounds next stop for Rock Maple Racing snocross series

DERRY, N.H. (Feb. 23, 2010) – After a five-week stretch with little or no snowfall across much of the northeast, Mother Nature has lined up a one-two punch this week that will allow snowmobile enthusiasts in northern Vermont a chance to witness some exciting racing.

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JOEY DOIRON TACKLES NEW CHALLENGE IN 2010

BERWICK, Maine — Dale Shaw. Brad Leighton. Tom Curley. Some of New England’s most notable racing personalities have stood up and taken notice of young Joey Doiron’s abilities behind the wheel of a stock car.

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CREW CHIEF ADDINGTON GOING FOR ANOTHER LAS VEGAS VICTORY

-Miller Lite Dodge Team Leader Wants To Help K-U-R-T Busch Into Victory Lane This Time Around-

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 23, 2010) – Miller Lite Dodge Crew Chief Steve Addington tasted victory in last year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visit to Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the leader of Kyle Busch’s team. He returns to Sin City for this weekend’s Shelby American (400) on a mission to help get older brother Kurt a Las Vegas win of his own at the Busch Brothers’ hometown track.



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Boron, Eggen split Pro finals in Loudon for Rock Maple Racing snocross series

LOUDON, N.H. (Feb. 22, 2010) – Multi-time snowmobile racing champion Jason Boron and Norwegian veteran Stale Eggen (pronounced Sto-lay Egan) claimed final round wins in the Pro division as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) completed a non-points event Sunday in the inaugural Sno Bowl at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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CHARLOTTE, NC (February 18) – The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) is pleased to announce that “Live To PASS” will be returning to the airwaves for its third season in 2010. “Live To PASS” can be heard every Monday night at 7 PM EST at its new home on PitRowRadio.com. PASS South announcer Alan Dietz and Victory Lane Productions’ Doc Love will provide race fans with news and reviews from every PASS division and will have interviews with drivers and personalities from across the country.

 

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FONTANA, Calif.— A career came full circle for Jimmie Johnson, who won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway in 2002 and on Sunday claimed his fifth victory at the 2-mile track and the 48th of his career — matching the No. 48 on his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

After gaining the lead in the Auto Club 500 during a fortunate exchange on pit road, the four-time defending series champion held off Kevin Harvick during a 20 lap green-flag run to the finish. Harvick had narrowed a one-second lead to .311 seconds on Lap 246 of 250 before a brush with the wall slowed his progress.

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KURT BUSCH CONFIDENT OF CONTINUING INTERMEDIATE STRENGTH

-Miller Lite Dodge Driver Looking For More Success In Stretch Of Races Starting At Fontana-

FONTANA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2010) – Miller Lite Dodge driver Kurt Busch enters this weekend’s Auto Club 500 in Fontana, Calif., confident that his Steve Addington-led team can continue to show their intermediate track strength and use the next three-race stretch to establish an early-season foothold in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings.

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TV TIMES By Lou Modestino(for 2/19-2/21/10)

Last Saturday’s Nationwide race ended up a real bust for JR as he went upside down. Sunday, though, was a lot better as he chased Jamie McMurray to the stripe and ended up second. He also set the second fast time in qualifying. We think that if he had some more laps he might have taken the lead from Jamie. Could it be that JR is making a comeback? We’ll have to wait and see. In Saturday’s Nationwide race he went upside down while Tony Stewart ended up in victory lane. McMurray’s a comeback story in the Chip Ganasi/Filex Sabatus/Threasa Earnhardt entry. Danica’s performance in the ARCA 200 was stellar considering that she made a nice save on a potential race destroying effort and went onto finish sixth the week previous. And that set her up for a Nationwide effort just seven days later. However, she couldn’t dodge the second bullet when she got caught up in a 12 car wreck and was credited for 35th place in last Saturday’s race at The Big D. We can see that NASCAR is promoting Danica as it’s Poster Girl and maybe some of this will splash over to the IRL by early April when that series opens up with a street race in St. Pete, FL. How about former F1 driver Nelson Piquet getting a sixth place in the NASCAR Truck race!

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Waterbury, VT – Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel has announced that their Hot Shoe Award program for Thunder Road competitors will continue for the 2010 season. Lenny’s awards a cash bonus to drivers in Thunder Road’s top three divisions that earn their first or second feature win of the season.

The Late Models earn $150 for their first win, Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen receive $100 and the Allen Lumber Street Stocks make $50. For a driver’s second win they receive half the amount of their first win. These checks along with an embroidered hat are given to the “Hot Shoe” drivers during the pre-race ceremonies of the next event.



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LePage sweeps Pro finals in Salem for Rock Maple Racing snocross series

SALEM, N.H. (Feb. 15, 2010) – Veteran snowmobile racer Bobby LePage used a handy little broom on his trip to southern New Hampshire last weekend, neatly sweeping the Pro finals as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) completed another round of snocross competition Sunday afternoon at historic Rockingham Park.

Sunday’s card completed day three of the inaugural HK Powersports New England Nationals, which brought the excitement of Amsoil Championship Snocross Series (ACSS) racing to northeastern fans on Friday and Saturday.

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