Madison International Speedway Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent One week after a mistake sent Joe Graf, Jr. home before the race even started, he will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway. At Michigan International Speedway, a mistake in qualifying sent Graf’s No. 21 EAT, SLEEP, RACE Chevrolet Camaro SS home. He had been 15th-fastest on the practice charts for the LTi Printing 250 in the Richard Childress Racing machine that weekend. Graf’s teammate Tyler Reddick went on to win the race. Graf is guaranteed to start the 250 onRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer One week removed from the first ARCA Racing Series victory of his career, Sheldon Creed didn’t get off to a good start at Madison International Speedway for Friday’s Herr’s Potato Chips 200. Creed qualified his No. 28 Toyota back in the 12th position in the 19 car field and had his work cut out to maneuver through the talented field. Battling with Eddie Fatscher for the fourth spot on Lap 50 of 200, Creed spun in Turn 4 to bring out the caution. “We ‘struggle bused’Read More
Courtesy of ARCA Communications Madison, Wisc. — Fifteen-year-old Chandler Smith scored his first career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards win in the Herr’s 200 at Madison International Speedway on Friday night. Smith also led the practice session earlier in the day, and earned his fourth consecutive General Tire Pole in qualifying. Smith dropped to the tail of the lead lap with loose right side wheels in the early portion of the race. As Smith was slowing with those wheel issues on lap 37, Tommy Vigh, Jr. spun in TurnRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer After finishing eighth in his ARCA Racing Series debut in April at Salem Speedway, Colby Howard indicated he hoped to put more races together in 2018 with Mason Mitchell Motorsports. That hope has come to fruition, as the team announced on Tuesday that Howard would compete in Friday’s Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at Madison International Speedway. The Simpsonville, South Carolina native will pilot the team’s flagship No. 78 Chevrolet with sponsorship from Champion Power Equipment and the Howard Family Foundation. Taking what the teenage driverRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer OREGON, Wisc. — Johnny Sauter hopped on a plane to Madison International Speedway looking for one thing and one thing one only – a second career victory in the Joe Shear Classic. Rolling out a brand new race car for the event, Sauter would struggle in practice. Clocking in 26th of 30 cars in qualifying, the Necedah, Wisconsin native was relegated to the last chance qualifier, barely making the field and starting near the back of the pack in the 27th position. Sauter had worked his wayRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer OREGON, Wisc. — The Joe Shear Classic lived up to its name on Sunday afternoon at Madison International Raceway. When all was said and done, an elated Austin Nason was standing in victory lane with his first victory in the ARCA Midwest Tour. Immediately after jumping from his No. 14 machine, Nason pointed at girlfriend Taylor Colvin, embracing her with a giant hug and quickly becoming teary-eyed. “I got a little one back at home, Levi, and he’s been through a lot. He’s only aRead More