photo by RPM 360

photo by RPM 360

By: Dick Casey

If you are lucky enough to be one of forty drivers taking the green flag in a NASCAR Sprint Cup race, you know all your hard work, sacrifice, and determination has paid off. For the third year in a row, Eddie MacDonald has been one of the fortunate forty as the driver of the Go Fas Racing #32 Ford Fusion owned by Old Orchard Beach resident Archie St. Hilaire. Eddie Mac’s participation again in the New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 17 is the result of a number of New England businesses pooling resources to sponsor the ride for the Rowley, Mass. veteran racer.

“This is an incredible experience for me to be able to compete on racing’s biggest stage and I am forever grateful for the local businesses that made this possible,” said Eddie Mac. “Archie St. Hilaire has been a long-time friend and does everything he can to get me on the track. He and his son Mason gave me my first Xfinity experience a number of years ago and are responsible for my three years running in the Cup series at Loudon. You could not ask for better people and they make it so much fun.”

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CHEVROLET’S TONY STEWART EARNS RUNNER-UP FINISH AT NEW HAMPSHIRE
Four Chevrolet SS Race Cars Finish in the Top 10 at the ‘Magic Mile’

LOUDON, N.H. – (July 17, 2016) – Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart, piloted the No. 14 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS to a second-place finish in the New Hampshire 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Round 19 of 36 in the 2016 campaign. The effort marked Stewart’s 19th top-10 finish in 34 races at the 1.058-mile track and his fifth top five finish of the season thus far.

“The hardest part of the restarts was just which line you were in,” said Stewart after climbing from his Chevy SS. “If you were on the bottom you were at a huge disadvantage. You needed to be on that top line and needed to be able to hold them down when they got there. We restarted sixth on the outside that last time and that really was the key to getting us up where we were at the end. I feel like we are getting better each week now. Buga (Mike Bugarewicz, crew chief) is doing a great job on the box. You can see the confidence not only in him, but all the guys on the team.
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photo by RPM 360

photo by RPM 360

Eddie MacDonald will again partner with Go Fas Racing owned by Old Orchid Beach, Maine resident Archie St. Hilaire in this Sunday’s NASCAR’s Sprint Cup New Hampshire 301 at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Bentley’s Saloon of Arundel, Maine will be the primary sponsor with The Rod Father of Sanford, Maine as an associate sponsor.

For the third time in as many years Eddie Mac will pilot the #32 Bentley’s Saloon Ford at the “Magic Mile,” saying, “This is a great thrill for me to drive for Archie on my favorite track. This is something you work your whole life for and to be given the opportunity to realize your dream for the third time is incredible. Archie and his son Mason are fantastic people and I can’t even describe how thankful I am to them. And to have Bentley Warren sponsor the car is special. Bentley is the greatest Super Modified driver of all time and has been a friend of my father for over fifty years and has always been supportive of my racing since I started at Lee USA Speedway, my parent’s track. Les Sanborn, The Rod Father, is another super guy and is always in my corner and does whatever he can to help me out. I am lucky to have these people with me.” Read Full Article →

photo by Steve Poulin

photo by Steve Poulin

Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) announced today that ACT will return to the 1.058-mile speedway in 2016 for the 8th Annual Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24. The 50-lap event has been a staple of the ACT schedule since its inaugural running in 2009.

 

“It’s definitely a race that I love going to,” 2014 Invitational winner Wayne Helliwell, Jr. said. “It brings a different type of racing that we don’t get to do at any other track. Running three-, four-, and sometimes five-wide, as much as it’s nerve-wracking, is also really enjoyable. Overall, it’s just a great experience – especially being mixed in with some of the Cup drivers and the Modified Tour guys. It’s a big event for the crew, the family, and the sponsors, and it’s something we really look forward to every year.”

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Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion, is the defending champion of this weekend’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and a repeat win would guarantee advancement into the Contender’s Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. He visited the infield media center earlier today and talked about a number of topics.

JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – HOW IS YOUR CONFIDENCE GOING INTO THIS WEEKEND? “I feel pretty good about it. This has been a good race track for us the last couple of years. Obviously, this is my home track so I talk about that a lot when I come up here, but I really want to win here again. I feel like we’re in good position after last week. We had a solid finish and that positioned ourselves pretty good to race fairly aggressive through this race and try to get a win like we did last year.”
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KYLE BUSCH – Winning Pedigree at NHMS

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 23, 2015) – It was only the first race of the 10-race run to decide the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, but Kyle Busch and his PEDIGREE® team started NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship with a solid effort.

The driver of the No. 18 PEDIGREE® Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) brought home a ninth-place finish Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, leading 121 laps and enabling the No. 18 team to come out of the gates with a solid finish to start the Chase just four points out of the lead. In the second year of NASCAR’s current playoff format, it appears consistency is the formula for advancing through the first two rounds, while winning will be the key once the championship chase comes down to the final six races.

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Bond Auto ACT InvitationalBonus Money on the Table for Bond Auto New Champions at NHMS

Waterbury, VT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model drivers from seven U.S. states and the Canadian province of Quebec will vie for pride, glory, and a guaranteed $7,500 first-place prize when they visit New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) for the 7th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational on Saturday, September 26. But a little extra will be on the table for members of the Bond Auto New Champions program.

As part of their sponsorship of both the 50-lap Invitational and the New Champions, Bond Auto Parts has posted $2,500 in awards for New Champions–eligible drivers participating in the Invitational on the 1.058-mile oval. The top-five finishing New Champions drivers who have competed in at least five ACT-sanctioned events this season prior to the Invitational will each receive a $500 bonus.
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nhmsRob Fuller Motorsports Ready to Rebound at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Ron Silk Aiming to Pilot the 15-40 Connection Modified to Victory Lane

SHREWSBURY, Mass. (Sept. 24, 2015) – After two tough races, Rob Fuller Motorsports is ready to start fresh with a visit to Victory Lane at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend, as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) heads to the “Magic Mile” on September 26. Ron Silk will once again drive the 15-40 Connection Modified for the team and looks to pick up right where he left off at the track.
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Bond Auto ACT InvitationalFormer Bond Auto Invitational Winners Look to Hold Off Hungry Contenders
Includes Full Bond Auto ACT Invitational Roster

Waterbury, VT – Forty-three of the top American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model competitors from seven U.S. states and the Canadian province of Quebec will descend on Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) for the 7th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational Saturday, September 26. All four former winners of the Invitational will look to add another entry to the record books, but a number of drivers are in position to break into the “Magic Mile” winner’s circle for the first time.
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