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Racing

  • 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.

  • Two NASCAR Nationwide Series teams penalized for infractions at Charlotte Motor Speedway

      DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR has penalized two NASCAR Nationwide Series teams for rules infractions that were committed last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

    The No. 41 car was found to be in violation of Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20A-12.8.1(B) (body height requirements – car failed to meet the minimum front car heights) of the 2012 NASCAR rule book.

  • Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League "National Champions Tour” returns to Salem Speedway June 2

     SALEM, Ind. – The biggest non-racing event of the season at Salem Speedway is set for Saturday night, June 2nd, as the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League turns the focus from speed to power at the famed racing venue.

  • NASCAR Adds Media Excellence Award To Annual Hall Of Fame Honors

     DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Following the announcement of the 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame class tonight, NASCAR announced the creation of a new award to honor the contributions of media to the success of the sport. This award, which will become part of the annual NASCAR Hall of Fame ceremonies beginning in February 2013, will bear the names of the first two award winners, legendary broadcasters Ken Squier and Barney Hall, and be called the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence.

  • Coca-Cola 600 Changes But Remains Test Of Endurance

     DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Much – almost everything – has changed since Joe Lee Johnson spent 5-1/2 hours behind the wheel of his Chevrolet en route to victory in 1960’s inaugural World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

    Now the Coca-Cola 600, a 600-mile, 400-lap marathon, is as much about speed as endurance.

    It’s just a different kind of endurance.

  • 2013 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class Announced

       DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the 2013 class of inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The five-person class, which will be officially inducted in a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., consists of Buck Baker, Cotton Owens, Herb Thomas, Rusty Wallace and Leonard Wood.

  • Military showcased during Salem Speedway Spring Speed Fest May 19

     SALEM, Ind. - Since 1950 the third Saturday in May has been designated as Armed Forces Day in honor of Americans serving in the U.S. military.  

    Salem Speedway will offer a special salute to our nation’s military personnel as part of the upcoming Casey’s General Store Spring Speed Fest presented by Salem True Value Hardware.

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week Returns To Las Vegas

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today that the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards – and all of Champion’s Week – will return to Las Vegas, Nev., and remain there for the next three years.

    For the fourth-consecutive season, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will take place at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 30, a culmination of a week-long celebration for the series champion – and NASCAR fans. As in past years, fans can expect the traditionally exciting and interactive week of activities.

  • Battle at the Banks Autocross set for May 5 at Salem Speedway

     SALEM, Ind. – One of the biggest AutoCross events in the Midwest is set for this Saturday at Salem Speedway, as upwards of 100 plus cars are expected for the inaugural “Battle at the Banks” 

    The $1,000 to win event, with a guaranteed payoff to the top 16 participants, will be contested on a course utilizing both the infield short-track and the famed high banks.

    The event is open to any domestic vehicle with proper registration.  The vehicle must be licensed to drive on the highway.