USAC Racing Is Thriving Industry, All That’s Missing Is That Big TV Deal

INDIANAPOLIS – I don’t know why it took me so long to figure this out, but among all the racing series’ and their problems right now, USAC seems to be getting it right. Now, I know they too have their flaws and they’re far from perfect, but after witnessing and covering the Driven2SaveLives BC39 presented by NOS Energy Drink at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week, one thing is clear, USAC has a massive following. Granted, I’m not talking about millions of followers or even hundreds of thousands, but if you…

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Bacon Makes Late Race Pass To Win Inaugural Driven2SaveLives BC39 At The Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS – Mother nature tried her best to ruin a good thing but the racing powers won out. Afternoon rain delayed the USAC National Midget Championship events by over four hours on Thursday night but shortly after 8 p.m. ET, hot laps would begin on the new .25-mile dirt track inside of Turn 3 of the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Due to a nearing midnight curfew, IMS and USAC officials decided to run through hot laps for each of the eight groups then run all eight heat races after. Instead of…

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Newman To Race In Silver Crown Event At Lucas Oil Raceway On Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Newman will pull double duty again this weekend in Indianapolis. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will race in Sunday’s 25th Running of the Brickyard 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/IMS Radio Network/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) as well as Saturday night’s Rich Vogler Classic at the Lucas Oil Raceway over in Clermont. Newman, will drive for Richard Childress Racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Johnny Vance/Aristocrat Products No. 2 this Saturday night in the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series race. It will be his second race of…

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Heat Race Lineups Set For Thursday Night’s Driven2SaveLives BC 39 Presented by NOS Energy Drink

INDIANAPOLIS – After a thrilling opening night of action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the heat races for Thursday night’s Driven2SaveLives BC39 presented by NOS Energy Drink are set. There will be eight heat races, all 10-laps each, to set field for the eight main races. Each driver’s points earned during Wednesday’s heat races will be added to their point total during Thursday’s Qualifying Races, which will set their starting spot for one of the mains (D, C, B or A).

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Zeb Wise Dazzles Fans In Pursuit Victory On Wednesday Night

INDIANAPOLIS – The last driver that Bryan Clauson handpicked as the next great USAC driver was Zeb Wise. How fitting was it that the 15-year old won the race featuring Clauson’s namesake on Wednesday night. Wise, used a late race pass with two laps-to-go to win the Stoops Pursuit race on night No. 1 of the Driven2SaveLives BC39 presented by NOS Energy Drink at the Dirt Track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Wise, from Angola, Indiana, drove on the upper “cushion” of clay on the quarter-mile oval and slid past leader…

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Record Setting 118 Entries On USAC Midgets Entry List For Indianapolis

The record setting final entry list for next week’s USAC National Midget race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is out and 118 car and driver entries are on it. That breaks the record for a USAC National Midget race as 109 entries was the previous record in the 1990 Turkey Night Grand Prix in California. That was the final race at Ascot. This event breaks a 63 year record. 24 of the drivers entered have all won championships. Dave Darland (2001 & 2002), Tracy Hines (2015), Christopher Bell (2013), Tanner…

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Sarah Fisher Takes Hot Laps Around Newly Constructed IMS Dirt Track, Some Key Information Revealed On Wednesday

INDIANAPOLIS – Sarah Fisher got to be the Guinea Pig on Wednesday afternoon as she piloted one of her USAC Midgets around the newly constructed dirt track inside of the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. Fisher, put on a show for members of the local media in her No. 67 Midget in taking several hot laps around the .25-mile track inside of Turn 3 of the world’s most famous speedway. Once she was done with the ceremonial laps, Fisher spoke to reporters on how fun the track was to drive and…

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Landon Cassill Joins US Midget Race At Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – The inaugural Driven 2 Save Lives BC39 presented by NOS Energy Drink has set a USAC National Midget Series record as Landon Cassill becomes the 109th entrant for next weeks race. Cassill, has partnered with Bell Racing USA to drive the No. 21X entry for Brooke Shuman Motorsports. “My longtime supporters at Bell are a really cool group of people who stood behind me with the #HireLandon movement on Twitter last fall,” said Cassill via a statement. “I’m honored they have taken the next step to literally hire me…

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100 Cars Now Entered For Driven2SaveLives BC 39 At The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Event Nearing Record Numbers

The entry list for the inaugural Driven2SaveLives BC 39 presented by NOS Energy Drink has now reached 100. As of Friday, the Sept. 5-6 USAC Midget race inside of Turn 3 of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is rapidly approaching a record car count. Per USAC, the Midget record was set in 1990 when 109 drivers showed up for the Turkey Night Grand Prix. That race happened to be the final race held in Ascot Park in southern California. The all-time USAC national event record is 138 for the USAC Sprint…

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BC39 Entry List Up To 54 Entries And Counting With Additions Of Bell, Larson, Stenhouse And Others

On Tuesday, USAC released the latest entry list for the Inaugural Driven2SaveLives “BC39” presented by NOS Energy Drink.  There are 54 cars entered thus far for the September 5-6 USAC P1 Insurance National Midget race on the quarter-mile dirt oval located inside turn three of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The original list unveiled a few weeks ago had Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on it but we knew several more NASCAR stars would be coming. Keith Kunz wasn’t on that list but we knew he’d be bringing a large fleet. The new…

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