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Sheppard Takes Round 2 of Big Block Modified action at DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 17, 2011 – On a night that begged for horsepower and patience, often at the same time, Matt Sheppard made all the right moves Thursday in the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified feature event at the 40th DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio at Volusia Speedway Park. Rolling off from the inside of Row 3, Sheppard picked his way through heavy traffic early in the 30-lap race, finding a groove on the bottom side of the half-mile oval that worked for his Xtreme Lubricants Bicknell …

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Jeff Matthews takes opening night win at Ocala Speedway

As the UMP Modifieds made their way onto Ocala Speedway for their feature race, the fans were well aware that a contingent of Florida racers were well positioned in the field, and that they had ample experience with the odd layout and sticky clay that makes Ocala so tough to tame. But earlier the out of town bunch had held the locals at bay, as Mike Spatola of Manhattan Illinois, and Todd Sherman of Chuizubusco Indiana, nabbed heat race wins. But that was as much hospitality as the Florida gang …

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Bloomquist Kicks Off World of Outlaws Late Model Series Campaign With Victory In DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH

Richards Jumps Cushion While Leading, Falls Short Of Fifth Consecutive Win In World of Outlaws Opener BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 17, 2011 – Scott Bloomquist brought an end to Josh Richards’s mastery of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series season opener on Thursday night at Volusia Speedway Park. Racing through gritted teeth on a fast, physical track due to a sore shoulder and ribs, Bloomquist took advantage of Richards’s losing bout with the half-mile oval’s ample cushion to capture the 50-lap A-Main that was part of the 40th annual …

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Friesen strikes first in Super DIRTcar Series action at the DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 16, 2011 – Stewart Friesen hasn’t missed a beat over the winter. On Wednesday night’s Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified opener, he caught and then slid ahead of Brett Hearn on the final lap at the 40th DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio to win for the second year in a row at Volusia Speedway Park. Friesen, the 2010 Super DIRT Week Big-Block Modified champion who at 27 was one of the hottest drivers in the Northeast last season, battled Matt Sheppard for second throughout …

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Mars Lands In DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH Victory Lane For First Time Since 2000 In Wednesday’s UMP Late Model A-Main

BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 16, 2011 – Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., gained a dose of redemption with a powerful drive to victory in Wednesday night’s caution-free 30-lap DIRTcar UMP Late Model A-Main during the 40th annual DIRTcar Nationals by Northwestern Ohio at Volusia Speedway Park. Erasing memories of his heartbreaking last-lap loss 24 hours earlier to Martinsville, Ind.’s Don O’Neal, Mars grabbed the lead from reigning DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., on lap 16 and never looked back en route to his first win since …

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Clint Bowyer Clinches Overall UMP Modified DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH championship

Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon, Ken Schrader Claim DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH Triple 25 victories BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 15, 2011 – Clint Bowyer capped off a huge night for DIRTcar UMP Modifieds at the 40th DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio on Tuesday at Volusia Speedway Park by capturing the overall championship following Triple 25 features. With a buzz surrounding them since last week thanks to local media attention, Ty Dillon and Austin Dillon closed out the DIRTcar UMP Modified portion of the DIRTcar Nationals Volusia the best possible …

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Dillon captures the Gator Championship

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 14, 2011 – Ty Dillon had seen his brother win in the 40th DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio at Volusia Speedway Park. He had seen his Richard Childress Racing teammate Clint Bowyer win, too. But on Monday night, they were chasing him to the checkered flag in The Gator Championship for DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. Dillon, 18, jumped out to an early lead in the 30-lap showcase event and then fought off Ryan Gustin through lapped traffic before finally holding back Bowyer to win for …

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Bowyer powers to third DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH victory, takes aim at Monday’s ‘The Gator Championship’

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 13, 2011 – Clint Bowyer continued dominating the 40th DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio on Sunday night at Volusia Speedway Park by powering past Kenny Wallace early and hanging on to win the final qualifying feature for Monday’s DIRTcar UMP Modified The Gator Championship. Richard Childress Racing’s Ty Dillon surged to second with Jared Landers, the two-time and defending winner of The Gator Championship, in third. The victory was Bowyer’s third in a row at Volusia Speedway Park. “The track was perfect tonight,” said …

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Gater Bait! Richie Tosh Wins First Qualifying Feature for ‘The Gator Championship’

Barberville, Fla. – Feb. 12, 2011 – Richie Tosh is the latest DIRTcar UMP Modified star from Batesville, Ark., to find his way to victory lane during the DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio when he dominated Saturday night’s qualifying feature for “The Gator Championship” at Volusia Speedway Park. Tosh is trying to match what fellow Batesville driver Jared Landers achieved the past two years, a victory in DIRTcar UMP Modified Racing’s most prestigious annual Speed Weeks event, which takes the green flag Monday night. “We struggled a little …

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Fear The Reaper: Gustin Flashes to Night 4 DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH Victory

Barberville, FL – Feb. 11, 2011 – Ryan Gustin made the most memorable pass of the 40th DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio on Friday night went he went around NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader in the final corner to claim his first ever DIRTcar Nationals win . Affectionately known as “The Reaper” to his hometown fans in Marshalltown, Iowa, Gustin was no doubt a dark shadow over Schrader late in the race. First he pulled ahead for a moment with five laps to go before making his race-winning move …

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Déjà vu: Bowyer Charges Second Consecutive DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH Win

BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 10, 2011 – Clint Bowyer is getting comfortable in victory lane at Volusia Speedway Park after winning the DIRTcar UMP Modified feature for the second consecutive night during the 40th DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio. Bowyer surged from 17th into a second-place battle with Ryan Gustin to attack Austin Dillon for the lead. When Dillon dropped out with apparent motor trouble, Bowyer shot past Gustin and drove to the checkered flag. “It was really fun tonight,” said Bowyer, who received and extra $100 for …

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BACK TO HIS ROOTS: Bowyer powers to DIRTcar UMP Modified victory

Barberville, FL – Feb. 9, 2011 – Whether he’s in his NASCAR ride or driving a DIRTcar UMP Modified, Clint Bowyer loves to win races. On Wednesday night, Bowyer held off Ken Schrader on a green-white-checkered finish for the first victory of his career in the DIRTcar Nationals by University Ohio at Volusia Speedway Park. A native of Emporia, Kan., Bowyer started the 20-lap race – the second of eight consecutive nights of DIRTcar UMP Modified action – on the outside pole and surged to the lead when Bobby Kitchen, …

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A Special Message from Kenny Wallace

Below is a video interview with Kenny Wallace at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park!

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AUSTIN’S POWER: Dillon surges to DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH opening night victory at Volusia Speedway Park

BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 8, 2011 — Austin Dillon powered to a DIRTcar UMP Modified victory on Tuesday night in the opener to the 40th Annual DIRTcar Nationals By University of Northwestern Ohio at Volusia Speedway Park. Austin’s brother, Ty, started on the pole for the 20-lap main event but fell out with three laps to go after making contact with Clint Bowyer and finished 15th. Both Ty and Austin also won heat races. Austin Dillon, of Welcome, N.C., and the grandson of storied NASCAR car owner Richard Childress, dove …

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