On a special day for our military like today, we wanted to share a video we made of the Afghanistan Memory Wall this past July during our NASCAR weekend. Thank you to all those who have served and their families!

flkasflafINDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 — Hulman & Company Chief Executive Officer Mark Miles announced today that Cindy Lucchese has joined the company as chief administrative officer and chief financial officer.

Lucchese will be responsible for the company’s administrative functions, which include financial services, information technology and human resources, and will lead the firm’s strategic planning function. She will report directly to Miles and serve on the company’s executive leadership team.

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f43Eddie MacDonald wanted a fourth victory in the six events held at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the Bond ACT Invitational but a skipping engine throughout the race produced a third place finish in the 43 car field that was halted at lap 44 due to darkness. The problem is nothing new to the team and despite their best efforts to solve the problem at the shop and on the dyno, the gremlin persisted.

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The Moat Mountain Legends Series returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) this weekend for another double header race. After having last weekend off from racing on the road course, Luke Hiebert of Bethel Maine, is all set to get back behind the wheel of the #32 legend car and take on the 1.6 mile road course at NHMS. “I am very excited to race this upcoming weekend. I found something at the last race and made huge improvements in both my lap times and also in my confidence. We finally figured out an issue that has been plaguing me this year. The weather looks like it is going to cooperate and make for some good racing.”

 

The road course at NHMS has long straight aways, hair pin turns and changes on elevation so what does Luke do to setup the car to account for all these variables on the track? “The road course set up that Bob Weymouth has hooked me up with has been very helpful to me this year. We set the car up different from last year and have made adjustments based on my driving and minimal adjustments if there is an issue the day of the race. The course has lots of different areas where you can gain or loose significant amount of time. My teammate Patrick Dillion helped me the last session in picking different areas to focus on and that has made a significant difference in the lap times.”

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Story by Chris Roy

Patrick Dillon of Portland, Maine is racing the #45 legend car in the MOAT Mountain Legend road course series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). “I raced the NHKA Racing Series (Karting) for two years. I loved the racing experience and the NHKA group, but at 240 lbs. I broke a lot of kart parts. After totaling my last kart, I decided to invest in a Legends car.”

The road course at NHMS has long straight aways’, hair pin turns, inclines and declines, so for the race teams setting up the race cars is a lot of work. Though Patrick has quite a bit of experience racing on the road course. “Time, team and the people in the paddock. Between NHKA, The 24 Hours of Lemons and The Moat Mountain Road Course Series, I have quite a few laps on the track, but I’m still learning the course. In five years on the track, I’ve been happy with my line through turn three only a handful of times.
I’m grateful to have Bob Weymouth and Jeff Gaudette set up the car.
I’m lucky to have a team that pulls together when there’s a problem.
When teammate Luke Hiebert’s motor blew, Luke, Steve and myself, were able to replace the motor in an afternoon due the support of the track and other people in the paddock. The competition on the track is transitioned into help and support off the track.”

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taylor martin mugACT Late Model Tour: Taylor Martin
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Race Report

LOUDON, N.H. – Taylor Martin of Windham, N.H., finished 26th in the fifth annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., on Saturday, September 21. Martin, who was making just her second career Late Model start, started 30th by virtue of the ACT Late Model Tour’s unique handicapping system for the starting grid in the event. She avoided a multi-car accident on the frontstretch in the early laps of the 50-lap race, and she later avoided disaster when a car directly in front of her began spraying oil on the track. Martin’s day got off to an auspicious start with an overheating problem in practice, but that was quickly repaired and the No. 20 Matt Brown Truck Repair Ford returned to the track during the session. Martin capped off her history-making day, in which she became the first driver to compete in two Invitational events on the same day at NHMS, by finishing third in the Granite State Legends Car Series Gifford’s Ice Cream 25 on the mini-oval.
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