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October 31, 2013

Silly Season commences

The 2013 season isn’t yet finished and already the biggest Silly Season domino has fallen. Don O’Neal’s departure from the MasterSbilt house car for the Barry Wright house car program at Clint Bowyer Racing is among the biggest moves in recent seasons and will likely have ripple affects that’ll end up causing even more changes throughout the sport before teams head south for Speedweeks in February.

That’s the nature of the beast. One move typically leads to another as drivers and teams MORE

February 18, 2013

East Bay superlatives


Looking back on the 37th annual Dart Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park that featured six races for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at the third-mile oval just outside of Tampa:

Best driver: Don O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind., who posted five finishes of third or better in earning $5,000 for claiming the week-long Dart Winternationals points title. O’Neal, whose lone victory of the week came in Friday’s Lucas Oil Series points opener, was eighth in Wednesday’s event in his only MORE

November 15, 2012

What a difference a year makes


Silly Season has started early this year. Before the 2012 season even finished, let alone cooled off, major realignments of teams and drivers for 2013 have already taken place. Chief among them, of course, is Clint Bowyer Racing’s announcement Wednesday that the Clemmons, N.C.-based team will absorb the Barry Wright Race Cars house car program and driver Steve Francis, leaving Jonathan Davenport without a ride after a just single season with Bowyer’s team.

While unexpected, the move isn’t a MORE