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Racing

  • Buescher and Kimmel resume title battle on Saturday night at Salem Speedway

      SALEM, Ind. – With just three races remaining on the 2012 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule the annual fall visit to the high banks of Salem Speedway on Saturday is certainly significant for the drivers and teams that started the season back in February at Daytona International Speedway.

    After eight months and 17 races two drivers have emerged as the favorites to slug it out for the coveted ARCA title – local favorite and nine-time series champion Frank Kimmel of Clarksville, Ind., and young gun Chris Buescher of Prosper, Tex.

  • Statement From NASCAR Chairman And CEO Brian France On The Departure Of Dodge From NASCAR

      DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – “Dodge has been a great partner to NASCAR for many years, and they have been part of numerous memorable moments throughout our history,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France.

    “They made a business decision not to return in 2013, as they did in 1977 before returning in 2001. We wish them well and hope they again will choose to return to NASCAR at a later date.

  • 53rd Annual Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial Sprint Classic Set For Saturday at Salem Speedway

     SALEM, Ind. – One of the longest running memorial sprint car races in the nation is set to unfold on Saturday night, August 11th at Salem Speedway, as the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series returns to the historic high banks for the 53rd annual Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial.

  • Unofficial Results: Short-Track Sun Fun Festival at Salem Speedway

     Unofficial Results: Short-Track Sun Fun Festival - Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana, August 5, 2012:

    O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks

    Fast Qualifier: Travis Rogers, 17.865

    First Heat Race (8-Laps): 1.Brandon Smith, 2. Ethan Dunn, 3. Greg Smith, 4. Brian Ferguson, 5. C.J. Revan, 6. Eric Hester.

    Second Heat Race (8-Laps): 1. Travis Rogers, 2. Ken Sumner, 3. Travis Rogers, 4. Billy McDonal, 5. Justin Davis.

  • Battle for short-track championships heat up as racing returns to Salem Aug. 5

     SALEM, IN, July 30 – The quest for 2012 Salem Speedway short-track championships continues on Sunday afternoon, August 5th, as the O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks and Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks return to the quarter-mile infield oval for the Short-Track Sun Fun Festival.

    Championships are still up for grabs in both Salem divisions, as just 15 points separate the top two drivers in the Pure Stock division and a mere four point differential exists between first and third place in the Front Wheel Drive standings.

  • Results: Summer Short-Track Showdown at Salem Speedway

     Results from the Summer Short-Track Showdown and other races from Salem Speedway on July 15:

    FAST SERIES LEGENDS CARS

    Fast Qualifier: Taylor Webb, 15.948

    First Heat Race (8-Laps): 1. T. Webb, 2. C. Jaggers, 3. A. Webb, 4. Deitz, 5. A. Schoch, 6. Grubb, 7. Walton, 8. Anderson, 9. Eldin, 10. R. Schoch, 11. Morgan.

    Second Heat Race (8-Laps): 1. Dossey Jr., 2. Dossey III, 3. Tatman, 4. Karr, 5. Hacker, 6. Chad Varner, 7. Doe, 8. Cory Varner, 9. Jones, 10. Ward.

  • Summer Short-Track Showdown set for Sunday at Salem Speedway

     SALEM, IN, July 9 – Short-track action takes center stage at Salem Speedway on Sunday afternoon, as four different divisions pay a visit to the quarter-mile infield oval for the Summer Short-Track Showdown.   

    The O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks and Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks, along with the FAST Series Legends Cars and Bandoleros are set to share the track for a full slate of racing action.

  • Unofficial Results: Firecracker 200 at Salem Speedway

     Unofficial Results - FIRECRACKER 200 - Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana

    July 4, 2012:

    Lucas Oil Great American Stocks

  • Blazing Start: Biffle Advances To Round 2 Of The “Drive for the Cover” Campaign

     DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Greg Biffle is off to a memorable start in this 2012 season.

    First, he occupies the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points lead for 11 consecutive weeks. And now, he takes down five-time champion Jimmie Johnson in Round 1 of the NASCAR The Game: Inside Line “Drive for the Cover” Facebook campaign by a scant one percent margin of victory.

    Round 1 of the tournament saw several very close matchups, leading to some fascinating pairings in Round 2, which begins today.

  • Chuck Barnes Jr. plans return to racing

     SALEM, IN, June 6 - The last time Chuck Barnes Jr. climbed in a racecar to compete was in October of 2010.