Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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NASCAR handed down penalties Tuesday to the No. 88 team that competes in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for a rule violation committed last week at O’Reilly Raceway Park.

The penalties come as a result of the team violating Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20A-12.3T (unapproved left front shock absorber) of the 2010 NASCAR Rule Book. The violation was discovered in post-race inspection on July 24.

Crew chief Tony Eury Sr. has been fined $10,000, while owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. and driver Aric Almirola have been penalized with the loss of 25 championship owner and 25 championship driver points, respectively.



Saturday JULY 31st -7:00

Auto City Super Stocks, Modern Concrete Street Stocks,

Spaulding Insurance Virtual 6 & Auto Value Legends,

Spectator Drags and Kiddy Stocks

Gates open at 4pm Racing at 7pm

Grandstand prices are $15 Adults, $5. kids 12-6 & 5 and under

Any adult fan, male or female wearing a skirt gets in for $8.00

& Sunday August 1st


Presented by Suski Chevrolet-Buick of Birch Run

Thrills, Chills And Spills For The Whole Family

Will Be The Order Of Business As Auto City Speedway Will

Showcase A Fun Filled Family Night Of Destruction, Entertainment And Edge Of Your Seat Racing Excitement!!

Racing Are Mt. Morris-Clio Pure Stocks, in the “Pure Stock Special” Spaulding Insurance Hornets, Spectator Drags

Bob Kern’s Auto Repair Krazy 8’s, Trailer Races,

Skidmore Skid Kars, School Bus Figure-8 Races,

Chain-gang Races, Push Car Races, Car Hurling and more

Adults General Admission $18.00 &

Kids Under 12 Are Free Racing is at 6pm-

come early to avoid the lines

& starting July 19th stop into Suski Chevrolet Buick of Birch Run

for discount coupons for Maximum Destruction


We worry when we read this week in the New York Times that television ratings for NASCAR in the important young men demographic (19-34 years old) declined by 29 percent last year.



Purdue Research Park-based Swift Enterprises Ltd. is working with the Great American Stockcar Series to produce a high-performance green fuel for next week's race at the Iowa Speedway. Co-owner John Rusek says SWIFT/FUEL has a higher energy density than traditional racing fuel, which allows drivers to race longer and make fewer pit stops.



Kyle Maize won the bombers 20-lap feature. Mike Wines and Andrew Burton took the heat races. Ray DerMiner won the figure eights 13-lap feature.

Friday, July 30th
Classic Car Cruise
Night at the Races

Pro Late Models, Modifieds,
Pro Stocks, Bombers,
and Figure 8s

Pit Gates Open: 2:00p.m.
Practice Begins: 3:00p.m.
Grandstands Open: 5:00p.m.
Qualifying: 5:15p.m.
Racing Starts: 7:30p.m.

Adults (18-59): $12.00
Seniors (60 and Over): $10.00
Teens (13-17): $8.00
Children (6-12): $5.00
Kids (5 and Under): FREE
Pit Passes: $25.00



Let's take a look at some major players in NASCAR's current era who "have not" always found the sport to be kind and those who just enjoy the ride.

We will also see an example of those who are becoming by-products of this huge, high-dollar sport.


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