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BYRD: A Break For Surgery
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BYRD: A Break For Surgery

BYRD: A Break For Surgery

INDIANAPOLIS — Instead of driving a race car and speeding around a road course or short oval, I spent last week at the IU Health Methodist Hospital Senate Street Surgery Center.On Aug. 4, I had my broken pinky finger surgically repaired.I wish I could say that a cool…
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Knoxville Nationals Trivia
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Knoxville Nationals Trivia

Knoxville Nationals Trivia

HARRISBURG, N.C. — With the 61st edition of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals on tap this month at Iowa’s legendary Knoxville Raceway, let’s have some fun.Without utilizing Google, see how well you know sprint car racing’s premier event by answering the following…
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Midwest Midget Marathons 
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Midwest Midget Marathons 

Midwest Midget Marathons 

INDIANAPOLIS — Time marches on, seasons come and go, there’s always another crisis — this year, a tire shortage — and the price of everything rarely stops climbing.Faced with relentless change, you lean on the few constants you find.So here’s one you can count on: …
BYRD: Opportunity For Improvement
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BYRD: Opportunity For Improvement

BYRD: Opportunity For Improvement

INDIANAPOLIS — When it comes to auto racing, no single city in the entire world showcases the sport better than Indianapolis and its surrounding communities.If there is a big race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, then expect plenty of action at nearby Lucas Oil …
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Jared Mees, The Race Promoter
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Jared Mees, The Race Promoter

Jared Mees, The Race Promoter

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Six-time American Flat Track champion Jared Mees has become one of the best promoters in motorcycle racing these days.Mees rides full time for the factory Indian team in the hotly contested Mission Super Twins category. He also organizes and promotes…
BYRD: Racing The World’s Fastest Half-Mile Track
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BYRD: Racing The World’s Fastest Half-Mile Track

BYRD: Racing The World’s Fastest Half-Mile Track

WINCHESTER, Ind. — Winchester Speedway is where legends are made and it’s a true honor to compete at such a historic track.It was the famed Rich Vogler Classic on July 21 and I was driving for team owner Davey Hamilton.I was driving a USAC Silver Crown car at the world…
BYRD: An Upside-Down Weekend
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BYRD: An Upside-Down Weekend

BYRD: An Upside-Down Weekend

OSWEGO, N.Y. — There are two types of racers in auto racing: those who hit the wall and those who are about to hit the wall.I discovered that this past weekend in the monstrous supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway.It was a race weekend that was going well before I got…
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Business & Ongoing Uncertainty
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Business & Ongoing Uncertainty

Business & Ongoing Uncertainty

WILMETTE, Ill. — Change and uncertainty are part of the equation in the sports world. As we move into the second half of the year, it is clear things will continue to operate in an atmosphere of uncertainty.Indications were that normalcy was returning to the grid for…
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Adventures With Trucks & Trailers
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Adventures With Trucks & Trailers

Adventures With Trucks & Trailers

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — After listening to yet another racer standing behind his stacker trailer hitched to a toterhome tell us how he can barely afford to race anymore, we started thinking about the past and our personal progression through tow vehicles. Times have certainly…
BYRD: Water Systems & Fuel Pickups
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BYRD: Water Systems & Fuel Pickups

BYRD: Water Systems & Fuel Pickups

JOLIET, Ill. — It was off to the Autobahn Country Club, a fantastic racing facility located one-hour from downtown Chicago, for F1000 and F2000 action July 7-10.The test day on Friday was rained out, so the only practice time was on a wet track with rain tires. The…
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