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After being canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19 and last year’s event getting rained out, Deer Creek Speedway has cranked up one of the area’s more highly-anticipated events of the summer. For the first time ever, the Gopher 50 Late Model race will be a three-day event, with Saturday's finale paying a track-record $50,000 to the winner.
It was Reddick's 92nd career start on the Cup series. The 26-year-old was a runner-up five times.
Bloom's feature win at Chateau Speedway is the feel-good story of the 2022 racing season so far.
Rochester's Dustin Sorensen earned one win and stayed atop the USMTS points standings after races in southeastern Minnesota and Iowa last week.

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Hamlin beat Busch by .14 seconds to the line for his 48th career win
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Ericsson, who spent five years in Formula One making 97 starts without a podium before moving to IndyCar, becomes the second Swede to win the Indy 500 after Kenny Brack in 1999.
Four local drivers in top 10 of national touring series' points standings as it visits their home tracks.
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Blaney recorded his first career win in the race and became the event's 26th different winner.
The local stock car racing season got going full-force over the weekend, as Chateau Speedway and Deer Creek Speedway both held full shows.
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The 2004 Cup champion found himself in third on the race's final restart with 33 laps to go and was part of a three-car breakaway with Larson and brother Kyle Busch

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Chatfield's Lucas Schott, Rochester's Dustin Sorensen and Winona's Jake Timm all had outstanding weekends at the Dairyland Showdown at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wis.
Stock car racing did well navigating the pandemic, but now the sport faces an important summer.

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