11:21

That will conclude our coverage tonight from Anderson.  Speed51.com will have more post-race coverage next week.

Don’t forget to tune in to tomorrow’s Speed51.com live Trackside Now coverage of the TD Bank 250 from Oxford Plains Speedway (ME).

Until then, good night!

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11:20

Ross Kenseth celebrates the Redbud 300 victory. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:17

Comment From Lenny 

Just got back from race a bit ago,great race,really enjoyed it,when through the coverage,saw a picture of me and Bubba Pollard

 

10:43

A reminder that Speed51.com is also over at the 39th Annual TD Bank 250 from Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) tomorrow (Sunday, July 22nd) so continue your race weekend with us right here on Speed51.com.

 

10:42

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On Thursday, July 26th, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will join the USAC Silver Crown Series and USAC National Midgets and will run in the Lucas Oil 100 Presented by JEGS.com.

Then on Friday, July 27th the ARCA/CRA Super Series will invade and race in the Fatheadz 100 Presented by Team Construction as they join the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards who will race in the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200.

 

10:41

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10:41

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10:40

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10:35

Winding down after a busy weekend (speed51.com photo)

 

 

10:33

We sincerely thank everyone who listened in on the call of the race on Speed51.com’s LIVE Radio Broadcast as well as following everything right here on our Trackside Now Coverage.

 

10:32

We’re going to wrap things up here in a little while as we close out the night here in Anderson, Indiana.

 

10:29

Comment From Fishface 

Exciting race…best part i’m home already. Thanks to Speed 51 for being there to cover, it’s a bonus for even the people at race.

 

10:28

Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 UNOFFICIAL Race Results
1 – 25 Ross Kenseth
2 – 10 Steve Dorer
3 – 61 Johnny VanDoorn
4 – 26 Bubba Pollard
5 – 51 Becca Kasten
6-0 Joe Beaver
7-76 Nate Caruth
8- 08 Nick Lay/299
9- 81 Terry Fisher Jr/299
10- 39 Kenzie Ruston/299
11- 18 Robert Maynor/299
12- 51N Stephen Nasse/298
13- 811 Mason Mingus/263
14- 63 Rex Noris III/236
15- 41R TJ Reaid/229
16- 23 Eddie VanMeter/220
17- 84 Jay Niewiek/220
18- 2 Kenny Tweedy/208
19-01 Travis Braden/208
20- 5 Brett Robinson/166
21- 41 Brent Jack/158
22- 26 Rick Turner/90
23- 15 Damon Ecoff/60
24- 29 Tommy St. John/44
25- 8 Tommy Cook/23
26- 11 Josh Nelms/22

 

10:27

76 Caruth was penalized for rough driving at the end of the event so the finishing order will be modified slightly.

 

10:23

The rest of the Unofficial Race Results are coming momentarily.

 

10:17

Comment From Kel 

as always thank you for the coverage for those of us that can’t be there!!

 

10:15

Top 5
1 – 25 Ross Kenseth
2 – 10 Steve Dorer
3 – 61 Johnny VanDoorn
4 – 26 Bubba Pollard
5 – 51 Becca Kasten

 

10:09

Comment From Scooter 

Perfect, thanks for the live timing, couldnt be there in person

 

10:08

The front stretch it’s busy with celebrations (speed51.com photo)

 

 

10:04

We will have the official results for you as soon as they are given to us

 

10:02

Comment From Troy 

Congrats to Ross, Classy polish victory lap!

 

10:02

Comment From Linda Towler 

What a good race! Kenzie you did great!

 

10:00

A water shower for Speed51.com from Kenseth in victory lane. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:58

Ross Kenseth takes a polish victory lap (speed51.com photo)

 

 

9:56

More to come in a bit

 

9:56

CHECKERED FLAG: Ross Kenseth wins over Steve Dorer, Johnny VanDoorn, Nate Caruth and Bubba Pollard.

 

9:55

White flag lap, Ruston spins off turn four

 

9:55

White flag for Kenseth

 

9:54

Three to go for Kenseth

 

9:54

Lap 295, 5 to go: Kenseth is in command and Dorer is safe in second. Still a five-car battle for third.

 

9:54

Lap 293: VanDoorn holds third on Pollard

 

9:53

Nine to go for Kenseth. He’s up seven car lengths on Dorer.

 

9:53

Lap 290, 10 to go: Pollard to the inside of VanDoorn, but JVD stays tough up high

 

9:53

Ruston, Caruth and now Fisher are waiting for someone to make a move.

 

9:53

Lap 287: VanDoorn holds third as Pollard is trying every way but through him to get the spot.

 

9:52

Fifteen laps to go.

 

9:52

Lap 285: Pollard gives a tap to VanDoorn, but VanDoorn shuts the door when Pollard got to his inside.

 

9:52

Lap 282: Third through sixth, VanDoorn, Pollard, Ruston and Caruth, are nose-to-tail.

 

9:51

Lap 278: Kenseth up three car lengths on Dorer. Same gap back now to VanDoorn who has taken third from Pollard.

 

9:50

GREEN FLAG Lap 275: Kenseth gets a good start and clears Dorer. Top five single file already as Ruston gets by Caruth for fifth.

 

9:50

Kenseth picks the high side on the restart.

 

9:50

Robert Maynor is 11th and the final car on the lead lap. Nasse is 12th, one lap down.

 

9:49

Comment From WINsconsin 

Go Ross Go!

 

9:49

Comment From John 

C’mon Dorer, do the deuce!

 

9:49

Comment From Dennis 

Ok Bubba it’s time know to go

 

9:47

Comment From Linda Towler 

Go Kenzie, GO!

 

9:45

We’re going to a ROLLING RED condition. We’re still under yellow, but laps are not being scored as we’re now at 25 laps to go.

 

9:45

1. Kenseth
2. Dorer
3. Pollard
4. VanDoorn
5. Caruth
6. Ruston
7. Kasten
8. Lay
9. Beaver
10. Fisher

 

9:44

Mingus gets a push to the infield pit area. Maynor drives in.

 

9:44

Nasse is the free pass. He was once three laps down, now, unofficially, he’s one lap down. He’s the only car one lap down.

 

9:42

YELLOW FLAG Lap 271: Mason Mingus and Robert Maynor tangle between turns one and two.

 

9:42

GREEN FLAG Lap 268: Kenseth clears Pollard and brings Steve Dorer with him up high. Dorer is now second with Pollard having to hold off Johnny VanDoorn for third.

 

9:41

Pollard will be on his inside, with VanDoorn and Dorer in row two

 

9:41

Kenseth chooses the outside lane for the restart.

 

9:40

1. Kenseth
2. Pollard
3. VanDoorn
4. Dorer
5. Ruston
6. Caruth
7. Kasten
8. Lay
9. Fisher
10. Beaver

 

9:39

Stephen Nasse, who made an unscheduled green-flag stop and lost three laps, gets one back as the free pass

 

9:38

TJ Reaid being hooked up. (speed51.com photo)

 

 

9:38

YELLOW FLAG Lap 261: Rex Norris, Jr., slows to a stop in between turns three and four

 

9:36

Lap 254: Kenseth has opened up a six car length lead on Pollard and VanDoorn, who are nose-to-tail for second.

 

9:36

Lap 252: With a nudge, Kasten to eighth by Maynor.

 

9:35

Lap 250: Kenseth to the inside of Pollard. He has the lead at the stripe and clears Pollard in turn one.

 

9:35

Becca Kasten has moved back up to ninth

 

9:34

Lap 246: VanDoorn runs third, ahead of Dorer, Ruston, Caruth and Maynor.

 

9:34

Lap 244: Kenseth now tries the outside on Pollard, to no avail.

 

9:33

Lap 241: Kenseth to the back bumper of Pollard for the lead. He’s under him in turn three, but Pollard says no.

 

9:33

GREEN FLAG Lap 239: Pollard clears Kenseth. VanDoorn third slams the door on Dorer.

 

9:32

Pollard chooses the outside with new second-place driver Ross Kenseth to the inside. Dorer is third, VanDoorn fourth, Caruth fifth, Ruston sixth, Lay seventh, Fisher eighth.

 

9:32

Reaid’s car is destroyed in the front end. It’s been towed to th einfield.

 

9:29

Reaid tried walking to Kasten’s pit as Kasten hit pit road, but CRA officials stopped him from getting there.

 

9:28

Johnny VanDoorn got a piece of Reaid after he spun off Kasten’s bumper.

 

9:28

Officials are calling Kasten to pit road to check the right-front damage that was sustained in the incident.

 

9:28

Reaid is out of his car and threw something angrily at Kasten.

 

9:27

YELLOW FLAG Lap 228: Contact in a battle for second between Becca Kasten and TJ Reaid resulted in a spin by Reaid in turn two.

 

9:26

Lap 225, 75 to go: The top four cars run nose-to-tail.

 

9:26

Lap 222: TJ Reaid puts a little nudge to Pollard for the lead, but everyone straightens it up and they continue to run first and second with Kasten and Kenseth third and fourth.

 

9:25

That puts Bubba Pollard as your new leader

 

9:25

Lap 220: Leader VanMeter slows off turn two and comes to pit road.

 

9:25

Lap 218: Pollard and now Reaid, on four tires, have gotten by Kasten, who took two. Kasten now fourth.

 

9:24

GREEN FLAG Lap 216: VanMeter clears Kasten as now Pollard gets to Kasten’s outside for second.

 

9:24

Coming to green

 

9:23

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9:23

Eddie VanMeter, the leader, chooses to restart on the high groove. That puts Kasten on the inside. It’s still VanMeter’s race to start.

 

9:23

1. VanMeter
2. Kasten
3. Reaid
4. Pollard
5. Dorer
6. Kenseth
7. VanDoorn
8. Ruston
9. Caruth
10. Nasse

 

9:22

Joe Beaver, Mason Mingus and Travis Braden all come to pit road.

 

9:21

If the group of Kenny Tweedy fans in No. 2 shirts that ran up to the turn-one fence in front of us are any indication, Travis Braden may have been the cause of Tweedy’s issues. The young Tweedy fans raised their hands angrily when Braden drove by.

 

9:19

YELLOW FLAG Lap 208: Kenny Tweedy gets knocked around in turn two and has extensive front-end damage.

 

9:19

Lap 206: New leader, Eddie VanMeter on the high side gets the top spot from Becca Kasten.

 

9:19

GREEN FLAG Lap 205: Drag race into one. VanMeter is staying tough up high.

 

9:18

Coming to green.

 

9:18

1. Kasten
2. VanMeter
3. Reaid
4. Pollard
5. Kenseth
6. Dorer
7. VanDoorn
8. Ruston
9. Caruth
10. Nasse
11. Maynor
12. Beaver
13. Fisher
14. Tweedy
15. Lay
16. Niewiek
17. Braden
18. Mingus
19. Norris

Those are the only cars on the track.

 

9:17

In the three laps that Kasten and VanMeter ran side-by-side for the lead, they traded paint a few times with door-slams, but they continued to battle and eventually it settled with Kasten holding the lead

 

9:16

YELLOW FLAG Lap 200: Nick Lay spins off turn two.

 

9:16

Lap 199: TJ Reaid works the high side with four tires to get to third.

 

9:16

Lap 198: More leaning between VanMeter and Kasten as Kasten clears to hold the lead.

 

9:15

GREEN FLAG Lap 195: VanMeter hangs on the outside of Kasten at the start. Contact off two, but they stay door-to-door

 

9:15

Coming to green.

 

9:14

According to track officials, Becca Kasten is the first female racer to ever lead the Redbud 300.

 

9:14

1. Kasten
2. VanMeter
3. Kenseth
4. Pollard
5. Dorer
6. Reaid
7. VanDoorn
8. Ruston
9. Caruth
10. Maynor

 

9:13

Tommy Cook gets back on the lead lap as the free pass recipient.

 

9:12

Under this yellow, Terry Fisher, Jr., who dominated the first half and had just lost the lead to Kasten, has come to pit road.

 

9:11

YELLOW FLAG Lap 189: Stephen Nasse and Kenny Tweedy, battling for third, collide off turn two and each do a half spin.

 

9:11

Lap 187: Kasten has instantly opened up a four car length lead on Fisher, Tweedy, Nasse

 

9:10

Lap 184: With a bold move, Kasten takes second from Tweedy in one corner and then the lead from Terry Fisher, Jr on the other end to take the lead.

 

9:10

Lap 181: Fisher leads Tweedy, Kasten, Nasse, Kenseth and Van Meter as the top six cars break away a bit from seventh-place Steve Dorer.

 

9:09

Lap 178: The top 15 or so cars are all single file, but still nose to tail.

 

9:08

GREEN FLAG Lap 176: Fisher clears Tweedy but Tweedy is right back to the rear bumper.

 

9:08

The field is doubled back up. Fisher, Tweedy, Kasten, Nasse, Kenseth, VanMeter, Dorer, Pollard, Reaid, VanDoorn, Caruth and Ruston are the top 12.

 

9:07

The 5 of Robinson is out of the race, overheating.

 

9:05

Tommy Cook is the free pass. He gets one of his two laps back.

 

9:05

Reports from the track crew is that it’s just water that was dumped from Robinson’s car.

 

9:04

There’s a lot of fluid on the backstretch around where Robinson spun.

 

9:03

YELLOW FLAG Lap 167: Brett Robinson spins by himself off turn two.

 

9:03

Lap 164: TJ Raid got into the back bumper of Joe Beaver. Beaver got sideways but somehow saved it and even more miraculously is how nobody was collected behind them.

 

9:02

Comment From joe woodring 

get after em Joe Beaver get ya a win

 

9:02

Lap 160: Fisher leads Tweedy, Kasten, Nasse, Kenseth, VanMeter, Beaver, Dorer, VanDoorn and Pollard.

 

9:01

Lap 158: Kenny Tweedy has reeled in the leader. He’s a half car length from the leader’s back bumper.

 

9:00

Kasten shuts the door and she’ll remain third. Nasse and Kenseth battle now for fourth.

 

9:00

GREEN FLAG: Fisher gets a good run to hold the lead as Tweedy gets second and now Nasse wants third from Kasten.

 

8:59

Report from the Ruston pit is that the No. 39 suffered some carburetor issues before the halfway break.

 

8:59

Check that, Brent Jack is on pit road, making it 21 cars still on track.

 

8:59

20 of our 26 starters remain in the race.

 

8:58

Comment From Guest 

Go get em Tj

 

8:58

Comment From Steve in FWB 

Come on Bubba, put those 4 tires to good use!!

 

8:58

Becca Kasten has a big wad of neon green and orange duct tape that has repaired the right-front damage suffered in an earlier tangle with a lapped car.

 

8:57

Ruston will start at the tail of the field as the free pass recipient. She has to go to the back of even the lap-down cars as is customary for the free pass recipient, but she is back on the lead lap.

 

8:57

LEAD LAP CARS AND HOW THEY’LL RESTART
(Tires changed in parenthesis)

1 Terry Fisher, Jr. (2)
2 Becca Kasten (2)
3 Kenny Tweedy (2)
4 Stephen Nasse (2)
5 Ross Keneth (2)
6 Joe Beaver (2)
7 Eddie VanMeter (3)
8 Johnny VanDoorn (3)
9 Steve Dorer (4)
10 Bubba Pollard (4)
11 TJ Reaid (4)
12 Brett Robinson (4)
13 Nate Caruth (4)
14 Jay Niewiek (4)
15 Robert Maynor (4)
16 Kenzie Ruston (4)
Lap down cars still on track all took four tires and will restart as they finished at halfway.

 

8:52

Becca Kasten, Mason Mingus and Nick Lay were the final cars to roll off pit road.

 

8:52

One minute left in the break.

 

8:51

Two minutes left in the break.

 

8:51

Cars are beginning to come to life to get lined up for the restart.

 

8:50

Nick Lay in 17th is two laps down, Braden in 18th is three laps down. There are no cars one lap down.

 

8:49

Kenzie Ruston will get the free pass and will be back on the lead lap on the restart.

 

8:49

Four minutes left in the break.

 

8:48

Damon Ecoff has officially retired from the event due to a blown engine.

 

8:47

Here’s an update from CRA Officials:

TWO TIRES
Terry Fisher, Jr.
Becca Kasten
Stephen Nasse
Kenny Tweedy
Joe Beaver

THREE TIRES
Johnny VanDoorn
Eddie VanMeter
Travis Braden

 

8:45

It appears that Rick Turner’s night is done as he’s driving his car back to the outside of the track and the pit box is being towed back to the trailer.

 

8:44

Those are the only non-four tire changers we’ve heard thus far with less than 10 minutes left in the break.

 

8:44

So far we’ve heard that the 25 of Ross Kenseth will be changing two tires and the 23 of Eddie VanMeter will take three tires.

 

8:43

Correct, this is the only break.

 

8:43

Comment From Dennis 

Is this 300laps with one break

 

8:42

Comment From joe woodring 

good job Terry fisher stay after it

 

8:41

Halfway break work. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:41

According to CRA Officials, teams are assumed to be taking four tires, unless they notify pitside Officials that they are taking less.

 

8:40

The field will line back up based on how many tires they change at this break. Teams that don’t change any tires will start ahead of those who take one, who will start ahead of those who take two, who will start ahead of those who take three, who will start ahead of those who take four. Hope that makes sense to you!

 

8:39

The 15-minute break has started.

 

8:38

Running order at halfway

1 Terry Fisher, Jr
2 Becca Kasten
3 Kenny Tweedy
4 Steve Dorer
5 Bubba Pollard
6 Stephen Nasse
7 Eddie VanMeter
8 Johnny VanDoorn
9 TJ Reaid
10 Brett Robinson
11 Nate Caruth
12 Ross Kenseth
13 Joe Beaver
14 Jay Niewiek
15 Robert Maynor
16 Kenzie Ruston
17 Nick Lay
18 Travis Braden
19 Mason Mingus
20 Brent Jack
21 Rex Norris, Jr.
22 Rick Turner
23 Damon Ecoff
24 Tommy St. John
25 Tommy Cook
26 Josh Nelms

 

8:36

Terry Fisher, Jr. is the leader at the 15-minute halfway break.

 

8:35

YELLOW FLAG Lap 150, halfway break

 

8:35

White flag to halfway

 

8:35

Ruston, who had been off the pace, now seems to be running back up to speed. She lost a lap in the process, however.

 

8:35

Lap 145: Kasten has closed the gap to about eight car lengths to Fisher as Fisher works lapped traffic.

 

8:34

Lap 140, 10 to the break: Fisher is slideways off the corners as the leader, but holds a commanding lead on Kasten, Tweedy, Dorer and Pollard.

 

8:33

Lap 138: The lapped car of Mason Mingus is pouring smoke from the right-rear of the No. 811

 

8:32

Lap 132: Battle for fifth is now an eight-car battle. Pollard has it, but Nasse, VanMeter, VanDoorn, Robinson, Reaid, Caruth and Kenseth are nose-to-tail behind him.

 

8:31

Lap 131: Brent Jack back to pit road and now back on track.

 

8:31

Lap 128: Ruston loses a lap to Fisher.

 

8:31

Lap 126: It appears that Kenzie Ruston is off the pace. She has lost a handful of spots and now runs as the last car on the lead lap.

 

8:30

Lap 125, 25 to the halfway break: Fisher has some serious traffic ahead of him in the form of Norris, Jack, Maynor and Braden.

 

8:29

Lap 118: Fisher has put Lay down a lap. Fisher has a full straight-away lead on Kasten. Kasten is up six car lengths on Tweedy. Dorer has pulled away from the battle for fifth between Pollard and VanMeter

 

8:28

Different guy. This is Indiana Super Late Model veteran Rick Turner, not Georgia’s Ricky Turner that won the Snowball Derby a few years ago and now is crew chief for Bill Elliott Racing.

 

8:28

Comment From phillip bell 

I really hope ricky turners car is green with Williams bros lumber on it… Classic!

 

8:27

Dorer, Pollard, VanMeter, Ruston, Nasse, VanDoorn and Robinson all run nose-to-tail from fourth on back.

 

8:27

Lap 108: The battle for second has cooled as Kasten has cleared Tweedy by two car lengths.

 

8:26

Lap 103: Mason Mingus pits with a flat.

 

8:26

Lap 100:
1. Fisher
2. Kasten
3. Tweedy
4. Dorer
5. Pollard
6. VanMeter
7. Ruston
8. Nasse
9. VanDoorn
10. Robinson
11. Caruth
12. Mingus
13. Beaver
14. Reaid
15. Kenseth
16. Maynor
17. Lay
18. Braden
19. Jack
20. Turner

 

8:24

Lap 98: Fisher by four car lengths on Kasten and Tweedy. Pollard tries the inside of Dorer for fourth but can’t make it stick

 

8:24

GREEN FLAG Lap 95: Fisher holds the lead as Tweedy puts pressure on Kasten for second.

 

8:23

Fisher, Kasten, Tweedy, Dorer, Pollard, Ruston, VanMeter, Nasse, VanDoorn and Caruth will restart in the top 10

 

8:21

Ross Kenseth comes back to pit road

 

8:21

Rick Turner has been involved in several incidents tonight, not necessarily of his own doing. We can see that there is a GoPro camera mounted on the A-post of his No. 26 car, so there’s probably some good YouTube clips to be found after this race.

 

8:20

YELLOW FLAG Lap 88: Rick Turner and Nick Lay go for a spin in turn two.

 

8:19

Lap 85: Stephen Nasse is starting to make a charge from the rear. He’s outside of Johnny VanDoorn for eighth.

 

8:18

GREEN FLAG Lap 80: Fisher gets a good start andn clears Kasten. Kasten now has a rear-view full of Kenny Tweedy as Pollard loses spots back to fifth as Steve Dorer moves to P4

 

8:18

Field is doubled up. Fisher, Kasten, Pollard, Tweedy, Ruston, Dorer, VanDoorn, VanMeter

 

8:17

Comment From Jordan Miller 

Im glad our JEGS your race was clean last night. The willys race and this race have had a lot of carnage.

 

8:17

Both barely got out of the pits before the pace car passed and they’ll remain on the lead lap.

 

8:17

TJ Reaid and Rick Turner come back to pit road.

 

8:16

Beaver and Kenseth pit. Kasten and Pollard, despite their front-end damage, remain on track in second and third.

 

8:15

Kenseth and Pollard each have some nose damage as collateral damage from the mix-up ahead of them. It was a chain reaction as everyone piled in after the contact between Kasten and Norris.

 

8:15

Norris gets a push to pit road and returns to the track.

 

8:15

Kasten drove through the melee and still runs second, but the right-front corner is stoved in on her No. 51 car.

 

8:14

YELLOW FLAG Lap 72: Becca Kasten, running second, tried getting under the lapped car of Rex Norris, Jr. off two, but the two cars collided. Kasten now has right-front fender damage.

 

8:14

Lap 70: Leader Fisher puts Rex Norris, Jr. a lap down.

 

8:13

Lap 65: Damon Ecoff slows and comes to the pits. We stay green

 

8:12

Lap 63: Terry Fisher, Jr. has a seven car length lead on Kasten, Kenseth, Pollard, Tweedy, Ruston, Dorer, VanDoorn, VanMeter, Mingus, Nasse and Turner.

 

8:11

Lap 60: Kasten clears Kenseth to hold second.

 

8:11

Lap 58: VanDoorn and Dorer battle for seventh as Kenzie Rustin pulls away from them in sixth.

 

8:10

Lap 55: Side by side for second between Kenseth and Kasten. Kenseth inside, Kasten up high. Pollard and Tweedy wait for a move to be made.

 

8:10

GREEN FLAG Lap 54: Fisher holds the lead as now Kenseth gets under Kasten in a battle for second.

 

8:09

Pace car is off…

 

8:09

TJ Reaid hits pit road. The Bill Elliott Racing Team jacks up the right side out of our sightline and it appears that tire pressures are being adjusted.

 

8:07

YELLOW FLAG Lap 48: Nick Lay goes for a spin in turn two.

 

8:06

GREEN FLAG: Good start for Fisher. Kasten tucks into second as Kenseth uses the high side to get third from Pollard

 

8:06

The field doubles up. Fisher to the inside, Kasten on the high side. Pollard and Kenseth make up row two. Tweedy and Ruston row three. Dorer and VanDoorn row five.

 

8:03

Comment From Guest 

Good luck to Robert Maynor from all his fans in the greater Milwaukee area!!

 

8:03

Comment From Forrest MMS Fire/Rescue 

Awesome coverage on Trackside and Radio….Listening in Slapout,Alabama. Nothing but the best from Speed51!!!

 

8:03

Rick Turner, who got a piece of that melee as shown with a worn-out left-rear quarter-panel and Brett Robinson also head to the pits

 

8:02

Braden to pit road, Nick Lay headed that way with Tommy St. John .

 

8:01

Jack to pit road. The right side door and fender is sheared off Braden’s No. 01

 

8:01

YELLOW FLAG Lap 35: As Reaid was losing spots, several cars checked up behind him down the back stretch. Nick Lay, Travis Braden and Brent Jack got the worst of the wear when the field bottled up

 

8:00

Give sixth to Kenzie Ruston as she gets by Reaid on the inside. Reaid has also lost spots to Dorer, VanDoorn and VanMeter

 

7:59

Top five single file as Ruston and Reaid battle for sixth side-by-side

 

7:59

GREEN FLAG Lap 31: Fisher clears Kasten in turn two. Pollard clears Kenseth for fourth and Tweedy is fifth.

 

7:59

One lap to green

 

7:59

Nasse will restart 19th and Turner 20th after their little tangle.

 

7:58

1. Fisher
2. Kasten
3. Kenseth
4. Pollard
5. Tweedy
6. Reaid
7. Ruston
8. Dorer
9. VanDoorn
10. Mingus

 

7:58

We’re under a rolling red, so the cars are pacing around the track but these laps are not counting

 

7:56

Brent Jack, Damon Ecoff, Robert Maynor also pit.

 

7:56

Nasse and Turner, who started the jumble-up at the front of the field, each went on and off pit road once. Nasse just returned to the pits for more cosmetic repairs to the 51N

 

7:53

Back to YELLOW FLAG condition

 

7:53

Cook and Nelms each have extensive damage. Once they got towed away, Norris was able to drive away and come to pit road.

 

7:52

You can listen in to Speed51.com’s Matt Prieur and the voice of Anderson Speedway, Denny Adams, on the live broadcast.

http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/CRA/Redbud_radio.html

 

7:51

We’re going under RED FLAG conditions for cleanup

 

7:50

LISTEN LIVE (click link)
http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/CRA/Redbud_radio.html

 

7:49

 

 

7:48

That melee left Terry Fisher, Jr. to inherit the lead with Kasten, Kenseth, Pollard and Tweedy in tow

 

7:47

Joe Beaver and Damon Ecoff also pit.

 

7:47

Turner and Nasse pull away. Nasse to the pits to address the nose damage. Cook, Nelms and Norris remain stuck against one another pinned to the outside wall

 

7:46

YELLOW FLAG Lap 23: Turner and Nasse, battling door to door for the lead, collide in turn four. Turner went for a half spin and Nasse has some nose damage. Behind them, several cars piled in, including Josh Nelms, Tommy Cook and Rex Norris

 

7:45

GREEN FLAG Lap 22: Turner and Nasse stay side by side for a full lap

 

7:45

One lap to green

 

7:45

Under this caution, Damon Ecoff and Brent Jack hit pit road briefly and return

 

7:45

As they run under caution:
1. Rick Turner
2. Stephen Nasse
3. Becca Kasten
4. Terry Fisher, Jr.
5. Bubba Pollard
6. Ross Kenseth
7. Kenny Tweedy
8. TJ Reaid
9. Kenzie Ruston
10. Steve Dorer
11. Johnny VanDoorn
12. Mason Mingus
13. Eddie VanMeter
14. Nick Lay
15. Travis Braden

 

7:43

Yellow flag laps do count.

 

7:42

YELLOW FLAG Lap 16: Rex Norris, Jr. spins in turn four by himself.

 

7:41

Lap 10: Tired of waiting for Kasten to make a move, Fisher tried the outside in turns three and four but lost momentum and now has to hold off Pollard.

 

7:41

Lap 9: Kasten gets under Nasse into three, but Nasse shuts the door.

 

7:40

Lap 6: Turner leads by three car lengths as Kasten pokes a nose under Nasse for second.

 

7:40

Lap 3: The top-10 cars are now single file: Turner, Nasse, Kasten, Fisher, Pollard, Kenseth, Tweedy, Reaid, Ruston, Dorer

 

7:39

GREEN FLAG: Turner gets the jump leaving the 51’s of Nasse and Kasten to battle for second.

 

7:39

Pace car is off

 

7:38

Drivers wave to the fans. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

7:37

www.mcgunegillengines.com 

 

 

7:37

Thanks again to McGunegill Engine Performance for their support of Speed51.com’s live Trackside Now coverage and our Speed 51 Radio broadcast tonight.

 

7:36

Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 Starting Lineup

1 26 Rick Turner
2 51 Becca Kasten
3 51N Stephen Nasse
4 26P Bubba Pollard
5 81 Terry Fisher, Jr
6 25 Ross Kenseth
7 41R TJ Reaid
8 2 Kenny Tweedy
9 10 Steve Dorer
10 39 Kenzie Ruston
11 61 Johnny VanDoorn
12 811 Mason Mingus
13 08 Nick Lay
14 23 Eddie VanMeter
15 01 Travis Braden
16 8 Tommy Cook
17 29 Tommy St. John
18 76 Nate Caruth
19 11 Josh Nelms
20 5 Brett Robinson
21 0 Joe Beaver
22 41 Brent Jack
23 18 Robert Maynor
24 84 Jay Niewiek
25 15 Damon Ecoff
26 63 Rex Norris, Jr.

 

7:34

The command to fire engines has been given and pace laps are underway.

 

7:33

LISTEN LIVE
http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/CRA/Redbud_radio.html

 

7:33

Everything’s all set on radio, but we must warn folks that we’ve patched it together and we’re hoping this plan B works throughout the race.

 

7:28

Invocation & National Anthem….

 

7:26

Driver Introductions are complete, pre-race ceremonies continue….

 

7:14

We are currently working through some issues with the radio broadcast which begins in about 15 minutes, tentatively. It seems that the heat has fried the computer that is used for our streaming here at the track. We are working on it.

 

7:12

Comment From Guest

Go van meter

 

7:11

Comment From Guest

Good Luck to TJ …and his crew….especially Jeffrey L….from his grandmother and pap pap

 

7:11

Comment From Alexis robinson

Good luck to my son, Robert Maynor

 

7:11

Pre-race ceremonies are now underway.

 

7:11

Pre-race ceremonies are now underway.

 

6:41

7:30pm ET, less than an hour from now.

 

6:41

Comment From Guest 

What time does the race actually start?

 

6:37

The “Y-Town Hustler” Rick Turner will start on the pole for the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:35

Becca Kasten will start on the outside of the front row. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:34

Comment From cindy 

Good luck Stephen!!

 

6:34

Comment From Hilary 

good luck Tj and the team!!!!!!

 

6:33

Autograph Session is in full swing. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:22

Joe Beaver. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:20

Eddie VanMeter meets some fans. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:17

Kenny Tweedy shares a story. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:16

TJ Reaid and a group of young fans. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:14

Stephen Nasse gives an autograph for a young fan. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:14

Bubba Pollard meets a fan. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:12

The Autograph Session is packed with fans, drivers, and crews. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:08

The gates have opened and fans are headed out to meet the drivers.

 

6:08

Tonight’s grid. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:05

Comment From Guest

Go Tj…we r rooting for u

 

6:05

Comment From Kelli

Good luck Stephen !! 🙂

 

6:05

Comment From racer6

Go get em JVD!!!

 

6:05

The scene as cars and crews assemble on the Anderson quarter-mile. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:03

Former “Survivor” cast member Rupert signs autographs for some fans. He is now running for public office here in the Anderson area. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:02

Last minute preparations to Damon Ecoff’s car (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:42

We’re headed down to catch up with some drivers during the autograph session.

 

5:41

Comment From joey 

good luck nasse!

 

5:41

Comment From @MikeyDillon 

Way to go @BeccaKasten with the outside pole!!! Best wishes tonight.

 

5:41

Comment From sportsman12 

ready for a good ole can of whoop butt up there in Indiana..Go Bubba..show em how its done!

 

5:41

In the past few Redbud 300’s, there has been some carnage that weeds down the field enough to be quite an entertaining race down the stretch.

 

5:41

Comment From Fishface 

I think this will be my 25th Redbud300/Anderson 400. The only thing that might keep it from being a great race would be a crashfest.

 

5:38

About half the field has now gotten lined up. Soon, the fans will have the chance to meet the drivers and get some autographs when the Autograph Session kicks off at 6pm.

 

5:29

The cool, hand-carved wooden Redbud 300 trophy. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:29

Becca Kasten was the first to line up for action on the front stretch. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:22

Teams have been told to have their cars to the grid beginning at 5:30pm.

 

5:22

Speed51.com will be right back here to the Hoosier State next Thursday-Friday, July 26-27th from the immaculate 0.686 mile progressively banked paved oval of Lucas Oil Raceway, located west of Indianapolis in Clermont, Indiana for the 2012 Brickyard Speedfest with Trackside Now Coverage as well as a LIVE Radio Broadcast.

On Thursday, July 26th, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will join the USAC Silver Crown Series and  USAC National Midgets and will run in the Lucas Oil 100 Presented by JEGS.com.

Then on Friday, July 27th the ARCA/CRA Super Series will invade and race in the Fatheadz 100 Presented by Team Construction as they join the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards who will race in the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200.

 

5:19

From the CRA website:
1) 5000 2) 2500 3) 1500 4) 1300 5) 1250 6) 1200 7) 1150 8) 1100 9) 1050 10) 1000 11) 900 12) 850 13) 800 14) 750 15) 700 16) 650 17) – 26) 600

 

5:19

Comment From renopower 

how’s the purse for the top 5? Good luck to the Florida guys, Nasse & Dorer.

 

5:16

Tonight’s Speed51.com Trackside Now coverage and LIVE Radio Broadcast is presented by McGunegill Engine Performance of Muncie, Indiana.

MEP has been a leader in developing high performance, cost effective race engine solutions. The family run business, now owned and operated by DeWaine McGunegill, has led the development of the highly successful Sealed Engine program for Super Late Models in the last nine years. Their innovative Sealed Engine package has drastically cut the cost of purchasing a competitive Super Late Model engine. McGunegill Engine Performance has also been a top builder and rebuilder of crate engines competing in Pro Late Model divisions including the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts for several years.
For more on McGunegill Engine Performance, visit; www.mcgunegillengines.com

 

5:15

www.mcgunegillengines.com 

 

 

5:12

Remaining Schedule of Events for Saturday, July 21st;

5:45 Cars Gridded on the Frontstretch
6:00-6:55 Autograph Session
7:00 Pre Race Ceremonies / Invocation / National Anthem / Driver Introductions
7:30 Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 Green Flag

The ARCA/CRA Super Series is the only division here today, there are no support divisions at all….

 

5:11

Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 Starting Lineup

1 26 Rick Turner
2 51 Becca Kasten
3 51N Stephen Nasse
4 26P Bubba Pollard
5 81 Terry Fisher, Jr
6 25 Ross Kenseth
7 41R TJ Reaid
8 2 Kenny Tweedy
9 10 Steve Dorer
10 39 Kenzie Ruston
11 61 Johnny VanDoorn
12 811 Mason Mingus
13 08 Nick Lay
14 23 Eddie VanMeter
15 01 Travis Braden
16 8 Tommy Cook
17 29 Tommy St. John
18 76 Nate Caruth
19 11 Josh Nelms
20 5 Brett Robinson
21 0 Joe Beaver
22 41 Brent Jack
23 18 Robert Maynor
24 84 Jay Niewiek
25 15 Damon Ecoff
26 63 Rex Norris, Jr.

 

4:44

The post-qualifying invert is a seven. That will put Rick Turner and Becca Kasten on the front row.

 

4:41

ARCA/CRA Super Series Redbud 300 Qualifying Results

1 TJ Reaid 12.173
2 Ross Kenseth 12.210
3 Terry Fisher, Jr. 12.288
4 Bubba Pollard 12.293
5 Stephen Nasse 12.310
6 Becca Kasten 12.311
7 Rick Turner 12.315
8 Kenny Tweedy 12.315
9 Steve Dorer 12.320
10 Kenzie Ruston 12.322
11 Johnny VanDoorn 12.357
12 Mason Mingus 12.372
13 Nick Lay 12.372
14 Eddie VanMeter 12.429
15 Travis Braden 12.434
16 Tommy Cook 12.455
17 Tommy St. John 12.467
18 Nate Caruth 12.474
19 Josh Nelms 12.510
20 Brett Robinson 12.523
21 Joe Beaver 12.534
22 Brent Jack 12.563
23 Robert Maynor 12.584
24 Jay Niewiek 12.649
25 Rex Norris 12.667
26 Damon Ecoff 12.819

 

4:37

That concludes EDCO Welding Qualifying for the ARCA/CRA Super Series. TJ Reaid has set fast time.

 

4:36

15 – Damon Ecoff
Lap 1: 12.819
Lap 2: 12.943
Best Lap: 12.819
Position: 26

 

4:35

41 – Brent Jack
Lap 1: 12.563
Lap 2: 12.628
Best Lap: 12.563
Position: 22

 

4:34

25 – Ross Kenseth
Lap 1: 12.219
Lap 2: 12.210
Best Lap: 12.210
Position: 2

 

4:34

41 – TJ Reaid
Lap 1: 12.182
Lap 2: 12.173
Best Lap: 12.173
Position: 1

 

4:33

08 – Nick Lay
Lap 1: 12.427
Lap 2: 12.372
Best Lap: 12.372
Position: 10

 

4:32

84 – Jay Niewiek
Lap 1: 12.649
Lap 2: 12.676
Best Lap: 12.649
Position: 20

 

4:31

63 – Rex Norris, Jr.
Lap 1: 12.667
Lap 2: 12.690
Best Lap: 12.667
Position: 20

 

4:31

5 – Brett Robinson
Lap 1: 12.693
Lap 2: 12.523
Best Lap: 12.523
Position: 17

 

4:30

51 – Becca Kasten
Lap 1: 12.327
Lap 2: 12.311
Best Lap: 12.311
Position: 4

 

4:29

39 – Kenzie Ruston
Lap 1: 12.322
Lap 2: 12.339
Best Lap: 12.322
Position: 7

 

4:28

811 – Mason Mingus
Lap 1: 12.434
Lap 2: 12.372
Best Lap: 12.372
Position: 8

 

4:27

81 – Terry Fisher, Jr.
Lap 1: 12.288
Lap 2: 12.367
Best Lap: 12.288
Position: 1

 

4:27

10 – Steve Dorer
Lap 1: 12.320
Lap 2: 12.321
Best Lap: 12.320
Position: 5

 

4:26

18 – Robert Maynor
Lap 1: 12.584
Lap 2: 12.726
Best Lap: 12.584
Position: 13

 

4:25

0 – Joe Beaver
Lap 1: 12.534
Lap 2: 12.553
Best Lap: 12.534
Position: 12

 

4:24

61 – Johnny VanDoorn
Lap 1: 12.385
Lap 2: 12.357
Best Lap: 12.357
Position: 5

 

4:23

51 – Stephen Nasse
Lap 1: 12.379
Lap 2: 12.310
Best Lap: 12.310
Position: 2

 

4:23

08 – Tommy Cook
Lap 1: 12.509
Lap 2: 12.455
Best Lap: 12.455
Position: 6

 

4:22

26 – Bubba Pollard
Lap 1: 12.321
Lap 2: 12.293
Best Lap: 12.293
Position: 1

 

4:21

01 – Travis Braden
Lap 1: 12.526
Lap 2: 12.434
Best Lap: 12.434
Position: 4

 

4:20

26 – Rick Turner
Lap 1: 12.315
Lap 2: 12.387
Best Lap: 12.315
Position: 1

 

4:19

11 – Josh Nelms
Lap 1: 12.540
Lap 2: 12.510
Best Lap: 12.510
Position: 4

 

4:18

29 – Tommy St. John
Lap 1: 12.644
Lap 2: 12.467
Best Lap: 12.467
Position: 2

 

4:17

76 – Nate Caruth
Lap 1: 12.497
Lap 2: 12.474
Best Lap: 12.474

 

4:16

23 – Eddie VanMeter
Lap 1: 12.429
Lap 2: 12.564
Best Lap: 12.429

 

4:16

Qualifying has begun

 

4:14

We are now moments away from the start of EDCO Welding Qualifying for the ARCA/CRA Super Series

 

3:53

Yesterday, we put a camera inside the cockpit of three-time ARCA/CRA Super Series Anderson Speedway winner Johnny VanDoorn’s No. 61 car and rode along for a few practice laps. Join JVD, otherwise known as Stan Donner, on a few practice laps at Anderson in the latest installment of Speed51.com On Track.

 

3:08

The track will lay quiet until qualifying at 4:15pm. We’re going to step away to get our radio broadcast set up for tonight’s feature. We’ll be back shortly.

 

3:07

Remaining Schedule of Events for Saturday, July 21st;

3:00 Qualifying Tech Line Opens
4:15 EDCO Welding Qualifying
5:45 Cars Gridded on the Frontstretch
6:00-6:55 Autograph Session
7:00 Pre Race Ceremonies / Invocation / National Anthem / Driver Introductions
7:30 Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 Green Flag

The ARCA/CRA Super Series is the only division here today, there are no support divisions at all….

 

3:06

Speed51.com will be right back here to the Hoosier State next Thursday-Friday, July 26-27th from the immaculate 0.686 mile progressively banked paved oval of Lucas Oil Raceway, located west of Indianapolis in Clermont, Indiana for the 2012 Brickyard Speedfest.

On Thursday, July 26th, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will join the USAC Silver Crown Series and  USAC National Midgets and will run in the Lucas Oil 100 Presented by JEGS.com.

Then on Friday, July 27th the ARCA/CRA Super Series will invade and race in the Fatheadz 100 Presented by Team Construction as they join the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards who will race in the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200.

 

3:05

www.lucasoilraceway.com 

 

 

3:05

Today’s Speed51.com Trackside Now coverage is presented by McGunegill Engine Performance of Muncie, Indiana.

MEP has been a leader in developing high performance, cost effective race engine solutions. The family run business, now owned and operated by DeWaine McGunegill, has led the development of the highly successful Sealed Engine program for Super Late Models in the last nine years. Their innovative Sealed Engine package has drastically cut the cost of purchasing a competitive Super Late Model engine. McGunegill Engine Performance has also been a top builder and rebuilder of crate engines competing in Pro Late Model divisions including the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts for several years.
For more on McGunegill Engine Performance, visit; www.mcgunegillengines.com

 

3:04

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3:04

Practice is now complete for the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series….

Practice #3 Results

1. 51 Becca Kasten 12.313
2. 81 Terry Fisher Jr. 12.376
3. 61 Johnny VanDoorn 12.387
4. 10 Steve Dorer 12.400
5. 26 Rick Turner 12.409
6. 39 Kenzie Ruston 12.413
7. 126 Bubba Pollard 12.471
8. 0 Joe Beaver 12.471
9. 18 Robert Maynor 12.480
10. 5 Brett Robinson 12.541
11. 76 Nate Caruth 12.558
12. 01 Travis Braden 12.604
13. 29 Tommy St. John 12.626
14. 11 Josh Nelms 12.657
15. 84 Jay Niewiek 12.707
16. 08 Nick Lay 12.800
17. 2 Kenny Tweedy NO TIME
18. 8 Tommy Cook NO TIME
19. 15 Damon Ecoff NO TIME
20. 23 Eddie VanMeter NO TIME
21. 25 Ross Kenseth NO TIME
22. 41 Brent Jack NO TIME
23. 63 Rex Norris Jr. NO TIME
24. 141 T.J. Reaid NO TIME
25. 151 Stephen Nasse NO TIME
26. 811 Mason Mingus NO TIME

 

3:03

Bubba Pollard (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

3:00

Yesterday, Trent Snyder won the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event here at Anderson, dominating the Anderson 100 Presented by JEGS.com. Daniel Hemric finished second, then later got into one of car owner Scott Neal’s old racecars in the track’s MEP Late Model division cars and won the 100-lap “Willy’s Race” after the JEGS Tour event.

To recap yesterday’s action, replay Speed51.com’s Trackside Now coverage here:
http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/CRA/Trackside_Now_Anderson_7-20.html

 

2:59

Remaining Schedule of Events for Saturday, July 21st;

3:00 Qualifying Tech Line Opens
4:15 EDCO Welding Qualifying
5:45 Cars Gridded on the Frontstretch
6:00-6:55 Autograph Session
7:00 Pre Race Ceremonies / Invocation / National Anthem / Driver Introductions
7:30 Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 Green Flag

The ARCA/CRA Super Series is the only division here today, there are no support divisions at all….

 

2:57

Becca Kasten’s No. 51 (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:57

26 Turner is now up to fifth with only a few minutes left in this Final Practice.

 

2:54

EDCO Welding Qualifying for the ARCA/CRA Super Series will start at 4:15p.m.

EDCO Welding Qualifying Order

1. 23 Eddie VanMeter
2. 76 Nate Caruth (R)
3. 29 Tommy St. John
4. 11 Josh Nelms
5. 26 Rick Turner
6. 2 Kenny Tweedy
7. 01 Travis Braden (R)
8. 126 Bubba Pollard
9. 8 Tommy Cook
10. 151 Stephen Nasse
11. 61 Johnny VanDoorn
12. 0 Joe Beaver
13. 18 Robert Maynor
14. 10 Steve Dorer
15. 81 Terry Fisher Jr.
16. 811 Mason Mingus
17. 39 Kenzie Ruston
18. 51 Becca Kasten (R)
19. 5 Brett Robinson (R)
20. 63 Rex Norris Jr.
21. 84 Jay Niewiek
22. 08 Nick Lay
23. 141 T. J. Reaid
24. 25 Ross Kenseth
25. 41 Brent Jack
26. 15 Damon Ecoff

 

2:52

Defending Redbud 300 winner Steve Dorer. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:51

10 Minutes Remaining (Top 5): 51 Kasten (12.313), 81 Fisher Jr., 61 VanDoorn, 10 Dorer, 39 Ruston.

 

2:50

TJ Reaid was quickest in the most recent round of practice. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:49

Remaining 2012 ARCA/CRA Super Series Schedule:

July 27th – Lucas Oil Raceway – Clermont, IN
August 3rd – Dixie Motor Speedway – Birch Run, MI
September 3rd – Winchester Speedway – Winchester, IN
September 8th – Flat Rock Speedway – Flat Rock, MI
September 15th – Gresham Motorsports Park – Jefferson, GA (Southern Six-Pack)
September 30th – Lucas Oil Raceway – Clermont, IN
October 14th – Winchester Speedway – Winchester, IN
October 27th – Watermelon Capital Speedway – Cordele, GA (Southern Six-Pack)

 

2:47

Ross Kenseth was quick in practice earlier. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:45

15 Minutes Left in this Practice Session (Top 5): 81 Fisher Jr., 10 Dorer, 51 Kasten, 0 Beaver, 5 Robinson.

 

2:44

Practice #2 Results

1. 141 T. J. Reaid 12.282
2. 811 Mason Mingus 12.319
3. 151 Stephen Nasse 12.356
4. 0 Joe Beaver 12.405
5. 2 Kenny Tweedy 12.429
6. 10 Steve Dorer 12.445
7. 39 Kenzie Ruston 12.487
8. 25 Ross Kenseth 12.487
9. 23 Eddie VanMeter 12.488
10. 8 Tommy Cook 12.518
11. 61 Johnny VanDoorn 12.525
12. 76 Nate Caruth 12.540
13. 81 Terry Fisher Jr. 12.543
14. 29 Tommy St. John 12.561
15. 126 Bubba Pollard 12.581
16. 18 Robert Maynor 12.593
17. 84 Jay Niewiek 12.599
18. 5 Brett Robinson 12.620
19. 01 Travis Braden 12.649
20. 51 Becca Kasten 12.660
21. 11 Josh Nelms 12.683
22. 63 Rex Norris Jr. 12,703
23. 26 Rick Turner 12.720
24. 08 Nick Lay 13.507
25. 41 Brent Jack 14.297
26. 15 Damon Ecoff NO TIME

 

2:39

Later Tonight, Speed51.com will go LIVE with the Radio Broadcast of the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 at approximatly 7:30p.m. Join Speed51’s Matt Prieur along-with the Voice of Anderson Speedway, Denny Adams as they’ll have the call of the race.

The link to the Radio Broadcast is located here:  http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/CRA/Redbud_radio.html

 

2:37

Speed51.com is heading right back here to the Hoosier State next Thursday-Friday, July 26-27th from the immaculate Lucas Oil Raceway, located west of Indianapolis in Clermont, Indiana for the 2012 Brickyard Speedfest.

On Thursday, July 26th, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will join the USAC Silver Crown Series and  USAC National Midgets and will run in the Lucas Oil 100 Presented by JEGS.com.

Then on Friday, July 27th the ARCA/CRA Super Series will invade and race in the Fatheadz 100 Presented by Team Construction as they join the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards who will race in the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200.

 

2:37

www.lucasoilraceway.com 

 

 

2:36

Practice #2 is now complete, we’ll have those results for you in a little while. This third and Final Practice will be 25 minutes in length.

 

2:35

25 Minutes remaining in Practice for the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300.

 

2:34

Comment From #10 fan 

Good luck Steve Dorer!

 

2:32

Within the Chase for the Boyne Machine Rookie of the Year title, four drivers are battling it out for the 2012 Freshman crown:

1. 01 Travis Braden ® – Wheeling, WV 472
2. 51 Rebecca Kasten ® – Mequon, WI 458
3. 76 Nate Caruth ® – Ames, IA 430
4. 5 Brett Robinson ® – New Albany, IN 416

 

2:27

About 30 minutes remaining in this Final Practice Session. (Current Top 5): 141 Reaid, 811 Mingus, 151 Nasse, 2 Tweedy, 10 Dorer.

 

2:24

8 Tommy Cook is the only driver here today that is attempting to pull off some “Triple-Duty” as the Fort Wayne, Indiana veteran raced last night in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance 100-Lap main as well as in the tracks weekly McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models “Willy’s Race” which was also 100 Laps in length.

Two Other drivers are at least doing double-duty this weekend and they are:
11 Josh Nelms (JEGS/CRA)
15 Damon Ecoff (MEP LM’s)

 

2:21

Past Redbud 300 / Anderson 400 Winners
(Drivers in the field Today are in BOLD)

2011 Steve Dorer
2010 Scott Hantz
2009 Kyle Busch
2005 Eddie Hoffman
2004 Junior Hanley
2003 Bobby Parsley
2002 Chet Fillip
2001 Bull Baker
2000 Kenny Tweedy
1999 Mike Miller
1998 Scott Hansen
1997 Gary St. Amant
1996 Kevin Cywinski
1995 Brain Reffner
1994 Steve Holzhausen
1993 Scott Hansen
1992 Mike Eddy
1991 Scott Hansen
1990 Harold Fair
1989 Butch Miller
1988 Dick Trickle
1987 Dick Trickle
1986 Mark Martin
1985 Mark Martin
1984 Bob Senneker
1983 Bob Senneker
1982 Alan Kulwicki
1981 Mark Martin
1980 Bob Senneker
1979 Rick Knotts
1978 Mark Martin
1977 Dave Watson
1976 Jerry Makara
1975 Don Higgins
1974 Tiny Lund
1973 Denny Nyari

 

2:15

141 Reaid’s time is a 12.282.

The ARCA/CRA Super Series Track Record was set back on August 9th, 2008 as Jeff Lane turned an 11.922.

 

2:14

Current Top 5: 141 Reaid, 811 Mingus, 2 Tweedy, 10 Dorer, 39 Ruston.

 

2:13

ARCA/CRA Super Series Points Standings (Top 20) AFTER Winchester Speedway (June 23rd)

1 61 Johnny VanDoorn (2) – Coopersville, MI 586 0
2 39 Kenzie Ruston – El Reno, OK 497 -89
3 01 Travis Braden ® – Wheeling, WV 472 -114
4 51 Rebecca Kasten ® – Mequon, WI 458 -128
5 81 Terry Fisher Jr. – Ossian, IN 450 -136
6 84 Jay Niewiek – Cutlerville, MI 444 -142
7 7 Jason Dietsch – Edgerton, OH 438 -148
8 76 Nate Caruth ® – Ames, IA 430 -156
9 2 Kenny Tweedy – Greenfield, IN 418 -168
10 5 Brett Robinson ® – New Albany, IN 416 -170
11 72 Scott Hantz (1) – Angola, IN 385 -201
12 10 Steve Dorer – Lakeland, FL 367 -219
13 131 Nick Gullatta – North Canton, OH 354 -232
14 20 Brian Campbell (2) – Wyoming, MI 350 -236
15 41 Brent Jack – Stroh, IN 338 -248
16 18X Billy Leslie – Clay, MI 255 -331
17 23 Eddie VanMeter – Indianapolis, IN 239 -347
18 0 Joe Beaver – Noblesville, IN 235 -351
19 26 Rick Turner – Yorktown, IN 233 -353
20 11 Peter Cozzolino – Avon, IN 228 -358

 

2:11

Of the Drivers in the field today, 2 Kenny Tweedy leads the list with 4 career ARCA/CRA Super Series Wins in Anderson, Indiana.

26 Rick Turner & 61 Johnny VanDoorn have 2 wins apiece while 10 Steve Dorer and 141 T.J. Reaid have a single win apiece and are the two more recent winners with Dorer winning the 2011 Redbud 300 while Reaid won the 2012 Season Opener here back on April 15th.

 

2:05

Top 5 so far in Practice #2: 2 Tweedy, 10 Dorer, 61 VanDoorn, 81 Fisher Jr., 39 Ruston.

 

1:58

Practice #1 Results

1. 25 Ross Kenseth 12.267
2. 141 T. J. Reaid 12.465
3. 39 Kenzie Ruston 12.477
4. 61 Johnny VanDoorn 12.485
5. 0 Joe Beaver 12.485
6. 10 Steve Dorer 12.503
7. 23 Eddie VanMeter 12.511
8. 151 Stephen Nasse 12.555
9. 26 Rick Turner 12.575
10. 2 Kenny Tweedy 12.586
11. 126 Bubba Pollard 12.597
12. 81 Terry Fisher Jr. 12.600
13. 51 Becca Kasten 12.635
14. 811 Mason Mingus 12.640
15. 08 Nick Lay 12.704
16. 18 Robert Maynor 12.724
17. 11 Josh Nelms 12.728
18. 84 Jay Niewiek 12.732
19. 76 Nate Caruth 12.746
20. 01 Travis Braden 12.754
21. 41 Brent Jack 12.778
22. 29 Tommy St. John 12.811
23. 5 Brett Robinson 12.818
24. 15 Damon Ecoff 12.829
25. 63 Rex Norris Jr. 12.895
26. 8 Tommy Cook 12.898

 

1:55

Brent Jack up against the front stretch wall almost exactly like he did in yesterday’s practice. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:54

For the second time in two days, 41 Brent Jack cuts down a right front tire and smacks the turn four wall to bring out the caution.

 

1:53

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1:52

All 26 Teams have made at least one Practice lap around this fast 1/4 (0.250) mile high-banked paved oval in Anderson, Indiana, located just 30 minutes north of Indianapolis.

 

1:49

Practice #1 is Complete as the two sessions are back to back of each other. We’ll have those first Practice Results for you momentarily.

 

1:48

Joe Beaver’s 0. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:48

The ARCA/CRA Super Series is the only division here today, there are no support divisions at all….

Remaining Schedule of Events for Saturday, July 21st.

1:00-2:45 Practice – ARCA/CRA Super Series
4:15 EDCO Welding Qualifying – ARCA/CRA Super Series
5:45 Cars Gridded on the Frontstretch
6:00-7:00 Autograph Session
7:00 Pre Race Ceremonies / Invocation / National Anthem / Driver Introductions
7:30 Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 Green Flag

 

1:44

45 Minutes into this session and just about everyone has made it out at least once. (Top 5): 25 Kenseth, 141 Reaid, 39 Ruston, 61 VanDoorn, 10 Dorer.

 

1:43

Stephen Nasse makes laps. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:40

08 Lay spins through the infield, but no damage and he turns himself the correct way and pulls into the pits in his #08 Perfect Wireless / Toyota.

 

1:37

126 Pollard has returned to the track, apparently a seal came loose and dropped fluids on the race track. The car is repaired and he’s back out on the track turning laps.

 

1:34

81 Fisher Jr., cracks the top five.

 

1:33

Speed51.com will be right back here in the great state of Indiana next Thursday-Friday, July 26-27th from the immaculate Lucas Oil Raceway, located west of Indianapolis in Clermont, Indiana for the 2012 Brickyard Speedfest.

On Thursday, July 26th, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will join the USAC Silver Crown Series and  USAC National Midgets and will run in the Lucas Oil 100 Presented by JEGS.com.

Then on Friday, July 27th the ARCA/CRA Super Series will invade and race in the Fatheadz 100 Presented by Team Construction as they join the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards who will race in the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200.

 

1:32

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1:31

Practice Continues (Early Top 5): 141 Reaid, 0 Beaver, 51 Kasten, 23 VanMeter, 126 Pollard.

 

1:23

Word from pit side is that the fluid was dropped by 126 Pollard. We’ll head down shortly and get the scoop on the status of his #26 Atlanta Thrifty Nickel / Chevrolet.

 

1:22

While we wait for the track crews to finish up, a new group of teams are emerging from the pits and they are: 15 Damon Ecoff, 76 Nate Caruth, 5 Brett Robinson, 11 Josh Nelms, 63 Rex Norris Jr., 41 Brent Jack, and 18 Robert Maynor.

 

1:20

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1:20

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1:19

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1:15

Some fluids have been dropped on the track by one of the cars. Track Crews are putting down the speedy dry.

 

1:13

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1:09

Next group out on the track are: 10 Steve Dorer, 2 Kenny Tweedy, 126 Bubba Pollard, and 81 Terry Fisher Jr.

 

1:08

EDCO Welding Qualifying Order

1. 23 Eddie VanMeter
2. 76 Nate Caruth (R)
3. 29 Tommy St. John
4. 11 Josh Nelms
5. 26 Rick Turner
6. 2 Kenny Tweedy
7. 01 Travis Braden (R)
8. 126 Bubba Pollard
9. 8 Tommy Cook
10. 151 Stephen Nasse
11. 61 Johnny VanDoorn
12. 0 Joe Beaver
13. 18 Robert Maynor
14. 10 Steve Dorer
15. 81 Terry Fisher Jr.
16. 811 Mason Mingus
17. 39 Kenzie Ruston
18. 51 Becca Kasten (R)
19. 5 Brett Robinson (R)
20. 63 Rex Norris Jr.
21. 84 Jay Niewiek
22. 08 Nick Lay
23. 141 T. J. Reaid
24. 25 Ross Kenseth
25. 41 Brent Jack
26. 15 Damon Ecoff

 

1:05

Cars are on the track for the first time today and they include; 151 Stephen Nasse, 0 Joe Beaver, 26 Rick Turner, 08 Nick Lay, 5 Brett Robinson, 141 T.J. Reaid, and 23 Eddie VanMeter.

 

1:00

We are at 26 teams now Officially as Trent Snyder has withdrawn. Practice to start here in a few minutes.

 

12:44

Drivers Meeting has let out, ARCA/CRA Super Series Practice will start at 1:00p.m.

 

12:43

David Martin from On-Track Ministries leads the group in Prayer. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:38

Chief Tech Inspector Eddie Chew goes over some Tech guidelines. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:33

R.J Scott listens in on the Drivers Meeting. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:32

Sticker time. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:32

Johnny VanDoorn’s car going through the tech process. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:32

While Caution Flag laps count, the last 5 laps MUST be run under Green Flag conditions

 

12:31

When a Caution Flag comes out, a “Free Pass” will be awarded to the first car one lap down unless they are the cause of the caution. This will continue until the last 10 laps of the race.

 

12:31

A long line at the tech station. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:29

Teams will have the option during the 1/2 way break of changing all 4 tires, or 3, or 2, or 1, or none at all. The less amount of tires changed at the break results in a higher starting position to start the second half of the Redbud 300.

 

12:27

There will be a 15 minute 1/2 way break after the completion of lap 150

 

12:24

Pit Road Procedures are extensive for this event. We will have the entire list when we get back to the tower.

 

12:20

Caution Flag laps will count today during the 300-Lap main.

 

12:20

Friday’s ARCA/CRA Super Series Overall Practice Results

1. 25 Ross Kenseth 12.165
2. 0 Joe Beaver 12.331
3. 41 T. J. Reaid 12.338
4. 61 Johnny VanDoorn 12.371
5. 51 Becca Kasten (R) 12.400
6. 811 Mason Mingus 12.400
7. 2 Kenny Tweedy 12.475
8. 41 Brent Jack 12.497
9. 5 Brett Robinson (R) 12.497
10. 39 Kenzie Ruston 12.502
11. 11 Josh Nelms 12.512
12. 76 Nate Caruth (R) 12.539
13. 18 Robert Maynor 12.556
14. 01 Travis Braden (R) 12.558
15. 26 Bubba Pollard 12.565
16. 63 Rex Norris Jr. 12.585
17. 23 Eddie VanMeter 12.589
18. 08 Nick Lay 12.605
19. 51 Stephen Nasse 12.659
20. 84 Jay Niewiek 12.671
21. 29 Tommy St. John 12.706
22. 15 Damon Ecoff 12.814
23. 8 Tommy Cook NO TIME
24. 10 Steve Dorer NO TIME
25. 26 Rick Turner NO TIME
26. 81 Terry Fisher Jr. NO TIME
27. 88 Trent Snyder NO TIME

 

12:19

Yesterday, there were a few hours of practice for the ARCA/CRA Super Series cars here at Anderson. Many teams elected to hit the track, while still others have arrived today and will be making their first laps of the weekend later on today.

 

12:19

27 ARCA/CRA Super Series Teams are on the grounds and all will start the Stoops Freightliners Redbud 300.

 

12:18

All is quiet at Anderson Speedway…. For now…. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:17

Glenn Luckett goes over procedures for todays events. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:17

TODAY’S SCHEDULE

10:00 Open Pit Gates
12:00 Driver’s Meeting – ARCA/CRA Super Series
1:00 Practice – ARCA/CRA Super Series
4:15 Qualify – ARCA/CRA Super Series
5:45 Cars Gridded
6:00 Autograph Session
7:00 Pre Race Ceremonies
7:30 Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 Green Flag

 

12:16

The Drivers Meeting has started for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Teams here in Anderson, Indiana. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:15

Good afternoon and welcome to Anderson, Indiana, home of the quarter-mile high-banked Anderson Speedway.  Tonight the cars and stars of the ARCA/CRA Super Series will battle for 300 grueling laps here at Anderson in the Stoops Freighliner Quality Trailer Redbud 300.

 

12:14

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Trackside Now: Redbud 300 at Anderson Motor Speedway (IN) – 7/21/12