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    Short-track showdown

    Some of the drivers at Kern County Raceway Park this weekend have been driving race cars longer than Dalton Sergeant has been...

  2. Logano wins pole for Atlanta race; Harvick to start second

    HAMPTON, Ga. -- When you're hot, you're hot. Joey Logano, last week's Daytona 500 winner, didn't slow down one iota on Friday...

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    Harvick says Busch wreck a 'wake-up call'

    Following Kyle Busch suffering a broken right leg and broken left foot in a crash Saturday at Daytona International Speedway,...

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    Logano kicks off season with Daytona 500 win

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Joey Logano drove to the checkered flag under caution to win the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...

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    Louis Amestoy: Banner weekend for Kern's top racers

    Joey Logano was certainly in awe of what he accomplished on Sunday afternoon at Daytona. After all, he won the biggest race in...

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    Finally a champion, Harvick seeks an encore

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- On Kevin Harvick's first lap around the NASCAR Cup circuit, the ghost of Dale Earnhardt rode shotgun....

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    Ryan Reed wins at Daytona

    By NASCAR
    Saturday, Feb 21 2015 05:34 PM

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—With a spectacular last-lap move to the inside, not to mention a timely shove from Roush Fenway Raceway teammate Chris Buescher, Bakersfield's Ryan Reed stormed to his first NASCAR XFINITY Series victory in Saturday’s Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.

    "Oh, my God, we won Daytona!" exulted Reed, who has overcome a diagnosis of Type I diabetes to drive full-time in the XFINITY Series.

    Buescher finished second, .089 seconds behind, with Ty Dillon, Austin Dillon and Brad Keselowski claiming positions three through five.

    Keselowski was leading at the white flag, but a last-lap crash in Turn 1 left him alone in front of the field and a prime target for the Roush Fenway tandem.

  2. Local motor sports notebook: Huge Late Model field set for Raceway Park opener

    The almond trees are blooming here in Kern County and that means the racing season is right around the corner. In fact, it's pretty much on top of us. Generally, the famed March Meet drag race kicks off the racing season but this year...

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    With one-car team, Mears experiencing racing revival

    Perhaps the numbers will align for Casey Mears this season. Heading into his 13th Sprint Cup season, the Bakersfield native is expecting his best season ever at the wheel of the No. 13 Germain Racing Chevrolet. "It's been a building...

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    Harvick's success in Chase encourages Edwards

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In contemplating his future at Joe Gibbs Racing, driver Carl Edwards draws inspiration from an unlikely source: Kevin Harvick. With a new team, a new crew chief and a new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format in 2014,...

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    Drivers: Power Hour media days are coming up; RSVP today

    The Bakersfield Californian is looking for racing drivers of all ages. Pretty much, if you're a Kern County racer, we'd like to see you for our first Media Days event Jan. 26-28. We'll be taking photos and gathering information from 3-7...

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    Risks pay off this year for Harvick

    LAS VEGAS -- Two years ago, Kevin Harvick was evaluating his life. He and his wife, DeLana, had welcomed a son, their only child. They'd sold their race team and began to prioritize what really mattered to their growing family. Harvick...

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    ZACH EWING: Harvick stands tall in return to alma mater

    The first time Kevin Harvick walked into the gym at North High, his alma mater, it was the summer before his freshman year and he felt small. "I realized pretty quickly I was too short to play basketball," Harvick said. "I needed to find...

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    Whitwell tops Modified field at Speedway 'Thunder' event

    R.C. Whitwell raced to victory in the Modified division on Saturday night as the inaugural two-day Thanksgiving Thunder event came to a close at Bakersfield Speedway. Brady Bell, who won the Mini Stock race on Friday night, came away with...

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    Hogge IV stays perfect on season with Thunder win

    Six weeks ago, Bobby Hogge IV of Watsonville left Bakersfield Speedway with a lot of loot and four guitars after winning four feature events during the Bud Nationals. Back for the first Thanksgiving Thunder on the third-mile clay oval on...

  10. Speedway set to host 2 more nights of racing

    Bakersfield Speedway concludes its 69th season of action tonight and Saturday night with the inaugural Thanksgiving Thunder. Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, and Hobby Stocks will run features on both days, while Mini Stocks and American Stocks...

  11. Helberg dominates Sprint Car event at KCRP

    Jo Jo Helberg swept away the competition Sunday as winged Sprint Cars made their first-ever appearance at Kern County Raceway Park. Helberg scorched the field in qualifying with a lap of 14.296 seconds (125.90 mph) on the paved half-mile...

  12. Helberg dominates debut of winged Sprint Cars at KCRP

    Jo Jo Helberg swept away the competition Sunday as winged Sprint Cars made their first-ever appearance at Kern County Raceway Park. Helberg scorched the field in qualifying with a lap of 14.296 seconds (125.90 mph) on the paved half-mile...

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    PHOTOS: Revisiting Kevin Harvick's Winston Cup debut in 2001

    On Feb. 18, 2001, the auto racing world suffered one of its most devastating losses when the legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt was killed in an accident on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Kevin Harvick, a highly-touted, 25-year-old...

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