IRWINDALE, California - August 15, 2013 – Do your passing early and be conservative. That's the slightly contradictory advice two veteran drivers have for their competitors when the Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by LoanMart returns to the Irwindale Events Center Saturday night, August 17.

The powerful, nimble Modifieds made their debut at Irwindale in August, 2011, but there was no event last year, so when the 24 starters take the green flag for the LoanMart Hot August 75 presented by Aero Race Wheels it will be the first time many of them have raced on the fast half-mile super speedway.

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Corona, California - July 31, 2013 - One of the things Bill Rozhon believes about all race car drivers is that "if you have the talent to hit it, you have the talent to drive around it."

Those who compete in the Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by LoanMart can expect to hear that once or twice when they meet with the series' competition director before the LoanMart Hot August 75 presented by Aero Race Wheels on Saturday, August 17, at the Irwindale Events Center.

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Corona, California - July 26, 2013 - Mark Clark used to be a drag racer, so when he was looking for ways to build an identity for his young company it seemed natural to spend some of his advertising budget on motor sports.

"We've been doing that pretty much forever, using it to get our name out," said Clark, 51, the president and chief executive officer of Speedco Truck Lube and Tires, one of the diverse group of companies that have partnered with Lucas Oil Products in the innovative marketing platform known as Team Lucas. "We like the grass-roots type of stuff and it really hits our demographic pretty good."

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MADERA, California - July 20, 2013 - Forgive Chris Gerchman if he was feeling like it was déjà vu all over again Saturday night when the Lucas Oil Modifieds presented by LoanMart reached the halfway point in their season at LoanMart Madera Speedway.

Gerchman qualified fourth, started on the outside of the front row in the inverted grid and led every lap of the ProtectTheHarvest.com Summer 75 presented by MAVTV American Real en route to his second straight win and third of the season, by 0.166 seconds over rookie Chase Catania.

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MADERA, California (July 18, 2013) – The "Fastest 1/3-mile in the West" will be the setting for the most exciting oval racing series in the West when the Lucas Oil Modified Series reaches the halfway point in its season Saturday night (July 20) at LoanMart Madera Speedway.

The ProtectTheHarvest.com Summer 75 presented by MAVTV American Real is the fifth of the nine races that make up the fast-growing touring series and one of the five that will be televised by MAVTV and the NBC Sports Network.

The 75-lap main event is scheduled to get under way at 9:30 p.m. PDT (12:30 a.m. EDT Sunday) as the feature attraction to a program that includes Madera's Open Late Models, Sports Mods, Hobby Stocks and 4-Bangers.

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By JIM SHORT

CORONA, California (July 2, 2013) – They've turned into coneheads!

It happened so suddenly there was no chance to prevent it. One moment on a pleasant Saturday night in mid June the amazingly talented drivers in the Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by LoanMart were going about their business as usual. Then a track official plopped an orange cone down in the middle of Turn 4 at Rocky Mountain Raceways and everything changed.

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