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LANIGAN ELEVENTH IN $53,000 SILVER DOLLAR NATIONALS
(July 23, 2017)
Following the mid-week special in South Dakota, the #14 team crossed through the pit gate at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 21-22 for the 7th edition of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' The two-day Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series spectacular, which paid a record high $53,000 to the winner, started on Friday night with two rounds of qualifying heat races. Darrell Lanigan took the win in his first heat race of the evening before finishing fourth in his final prelim. By virtue of accumulating the sixth most passing points in preliminary action, Darrell started Saturday's 80-lap headliner from the outside of the third row. At the conclusion of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' the Union, Kentucky standout found himself in the eleventh finishing position and still sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the Cornhusker State. Full results from the weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN SPUN EARLY IN ABERDEEN VISIT
(July 19, 2017)
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series made their first-ever visit to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota on Tuesday evening, July 18 for the 'Bullet Sportswear Shootout,' which boasted a $10,000 winner's check. Darrell Lanigan laid down the third quickest time in Group B during qualifying and later placed second in his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature event from the outside of the third row, Darrell was unfortunately spun by Josh Richards on the opening lap and was forced to rally from the back of the pack. The Union, Kentucky ace eventually stormed back towards the top ten before settling for an eleventh place effort. Full results from last night in South Dakota can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

LANIGAN ON PODIUM IN CMH DIAMOND NATIONALS!
(July 16, 2017)
Darrell Lanigan and his #14 CBR team continued their hectic month of July with two more Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri on July 14-15. On Friday night in the $10,000 to win 'NAPA Know How 50' at Granite City, Darrell unloaded a new white racecar and ran second in his heat race before drawing a late caution in the 50-lap headliner, which dropped him to a disappointing twenty-first place performance. At Wheatland on Saturday evening in the annual 'CMH Diamond Nationals,' which boasted a $12,000 payday, Darrell won his heat race in preliminary action prior to placing third in the 60-lap main event behind only race winner Josh Richards and runner-up Don O'Neal. Full results from the doubleheader weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN FIFTH IN MOUNTAIN MOONSHINE CLASSIC
(July 9, 2017)
The Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee from July 6-8 for a trio of pivotal point battles. Up first were two $10,000 to win programs at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. On Thursday night at Fayetteville, Darrell Lanigan placed sixth in his stacked heat race and fourteenth in the 50-lap feature event. In the annual running of the 'Grassy Smith Memorial' on Friday evening at Cherokee, Darrell finished fifth in his heat race, second in the B-Main, and twenty-second in the 50-lapper after unfortunately losing a wheel on the third circuit.

Things wrapped up in the Southeast on Saturday with the 'Mountain Moonshine Classic' at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. Darrell stopped the clock fastest overall in Group A during qualifying and later ran second in heat race action. After starting the $12,000 to win headliner from the inside of the third row, Darrell wound up finishing right where he started the 60-lap finale... in the fifth position behind only victor Jimmy Owens, Brandon Overton, Scott Bloomquist, and Josh Richards. The Union, Kentucky superstar now finds himself seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the trio of races. Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

LANIGAN LANDS IN TOP FIVE AT PRP & MANSFIELD!
(July 4, 2017)
Darrell Lanigan and the #14 CBR team were back in competition with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series from July 1-3 in a triple shot of holiday racing action in the Buckeye State of Ohio. On Saturday in the annual running of the 'Independence 60' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, Darrell ran third in his heat race and later started the $12,000 to win headliner from the outside of the fourth row. Darrell then drove past four competitors during the 60-lapper on his way to a strong fourth place showing behind only victor Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, and Gregg Satterlee.

The tripleheader then concluded with specials at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio. Darrell placed third in his heat race on Sunday evening at Mansfield before advancing past five racecars during the $10,000 to win feature to claim another fourth place effort behind only race winner Josh Richards, Gregg Satterlee, and Hudson O'Neal. In the $12,000 to win weekend finale on Monday night at Zanesville, Darrell finished fifth in his loaded heat race, won the B-Main, and later retired early in the attrition-filled 60-lap main event to wind up twenty-second in the final finishing order. The Union, Kentucky standout still sits sixth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the dirt-slinging competition leading into Independence Day can be viewed by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN FAST AT LERNERVILLE BUT HAS TROUBLES...
(June 25, 2017)
Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) made their way to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania from June 22-24 for the annual running of the 'Firecracker 100,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. After inclement weather wiped out the first two days in the Keystone State, a day/night doubleheader was held on Saturday starting with a $6,000 to win afternoon show.

Darrell Lanigan placed eighth in his heat race and won his B-Main before winding up seventeenth in the 30-lap main event. In the evening portion of the double-dip, Darrell ran second in his stacked heat race and was in the second spot early in the $30,000 to win 'Firecracker 100' before a broken power steering pump caused him to retire from the 100-lapper in the twenty-sixth position. Complete results from both races at Lernerville over the weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

LANIGAN BLASTS INSIDE OF TOP FIVE IN CLASH AT THE MAG!
(June 18, 2017)
Next up for the #14 CBR team was a visit to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on June 16-17 for the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag.' Following a rain-out of Friday's action, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie was condensed into a single-day shootout on Saturday evening. Darrell Lanigan tripped the clock twelfth fastest in Group A during qualifying prior to placing third in his stacked heat race. The Union, Kentucky star then blasted past seven competitors during the course of the $12,000 to win main event on his way to a strong fourth place performance behind only winner Mike Marlar, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Brandon Overton. Darrell now sits sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the 'Clash at the Mag.' Full results from last night's 60-lapper can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN SCORES $10,000 DLM DREAM PRELIM WIN!
(June 11, 2017)
Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) traveled to the Buckeye State of Ohio from June 8-10 for the 23rd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' A stellar field of 79 Super Late Model competitors signed in at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and all eyes were focused on the whopping $100,000 winner's share. Things kicked off at the "Big E" on Thursday and Friday with a pair of preliminary programs, which paid $5,000 and $10,000 to win respectively in Twin 25 lap sprints.

Darrell Lanigan won his heat race on Thursday evening prior to advancing up to second in the 25-lap feature to trail only victor Brandon Overton at the checkers. On Friday night, Darrell finished second in heat race action and later led laps 4-25 of the headliner to score the $10,000 payday over Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, Zack Dohm, and Shane Clanton! The Union, Kentucky standout then placed second in Saturday's heat race, but overheating woes during the course of the 100-lapper dropped Darrell to twenty-second in the final finishing order of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Comprehensive coverage from the crown jewel extravaganza over the weekend at Eldora can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Heath Lawson Photography)

LANIGAN ENTERS EXTENDED SHOW-ME 100 WEEKEND
(May 29, 2017)
Following I-80, the #14 CBR team ventured to the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri from May 25-28 for the 25th Annual 'Show-Me 100,' which was co-sanctioned by both the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Darrell Lanigan won his heat race and finished sixth in Thursday's $6,000 to win preliminary program, while he won his heat race before running fifteenth in Friday's $6,000 to win prelim. By virtue of racking up the seventh most points, Darrell rolled off from the inside of the fourth row in the rain-postponed 'Show-Me 100' on Sunday evening. Unfortunately, transmission woes would sideline the Union, Kentucky superstar early in the $30,000 to win crown jewel extravaganza and he was relegated to twenty-eighth in the final finishing order. Darrell still sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting Wheatland. Full results from each race can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN LEADS EARLY IN GO 50; FINISHES SIXTH
(May 24, 2017)
The cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series rolled into I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on Tuesday, May 23 for a special mid-week battle, as a $10,000 winner's check was on the line in the inaugural running of the 'Go 50.' Darrell Lanigan clicked off the third quickest lap in Group A during qualifying before scoring a victory in heat race action. After starting the 50-lapper from the pole position, Darrell scooted to the race lead and held the point for the first ten circuits. At the checkers, the Union, Kentucky standout had slipped back to sixth to finish behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Mason Zeigler, Earl Pearson, Jr., Gregg Satterlee, and Tim McCreadie. Complete results from last night's 'Go 50' can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

LANIGAN ON PODIUM IN LUXEMBURG LOLMDS STOP!
(May 21, 2017)
With last night's rain-out of the inaugural 'NAPA North Star Nationals' at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, the #14 CBR team wound up competing in a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tilts on May 18-19 in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. On Thursday night at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois, Darrell Lanigan placed sixth in his stacked heat race before blasting past seven cars to advance up to ninth in the 50-lap headliner. In the first-ever visit by the national touring series to Luxemburg Speedway in Luxemburg, Wisconsin on Friday evening, Darrell won his heat race in preliminary action and eventually landed on the podium after fifty green flag circuits - trailing only victor Shannon Babb and runner-up Josh Richards. The Union, Kentucky star still finds himself seventh in the latest LOLMDS point standings following the doubleheader in the Upper Midwest. Full results can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN INVADES LAND OF LINCOLN...
(May 14, 2017)
An off-weekend from the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series grind took Darrell Lanigan and the Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team to the Land of Lincoln for a pair of marquee MARS Dirt Car Series events on May 12-13 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. On Friday night in the inaugural 'Farmer City 74,' Darrell timed in second quickest in Group B during qualifying prior to scoring the victory in heat race action. After starting the $20,000 to win feature event from the pole position, Darrell hung around the front early in the 74-lap distance before sliding back to ninth at the checkers.

At Fairbury on Saturday evening, a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs in the annual running of 'FALS Frenzy.' Darrell clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during time trials and won his heat race in preliminary competition. The Union, Kentucky superstar was then scheduled to start the 50-lapper from the outside of the front row, but his coil wire caught fire and he was forced to retire from the race before it even started. Darrell was relegated to a disappointing twenty-ninth place performance at FALS last night due to the mechanical woes. Full results from both Mother's Day weekend specials can be viewed online at www.farmercityracing.com and www.fairburyspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

LANIGAN FIFTH IN RALPH LATHAM; HAS FLAT AT TAZEWELL
(May 8, 2017)
Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) entered a pair of high-profile Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee on May 6-7. The lucrative doubleheader started on Saturday night at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky, as the Cincinnati-area facility played host to the 31st edition of the 'Ralph Latham Memorial.' Darrell Lanigan stopped the clock sixth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the $12,000 to win main event from the outside of the sixth row, Darrell blasted past seven competitors during the 60-lapper en route to a strong fifth place performance behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards, and Don O'Neal.

The doubleheader weekend then wrapped up on Sunday evening at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee with the annual running of the 'Toyota of Knoxville 50,' which boasted a $10,000 winner's share. Darrell clicked off the quickest time overall during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors and later scored the win in heat race action. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the pole position, the Union, Kentucky superstar ran second most of the distance before suffering a flat right rear tire late in the race. Darrell eventually wound up ninth in the final finishing order and currently sits seventh in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings exiting the Volunteer State. Full results from both weekend shows can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

DARRELL LANIGAN GETS FIRST WIN OF '17 IN BUSY WEEKEND!
(April 24, 2017)
Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) and Darrell Lanigan celebrated in victory lane for the first time in 2017 on Thursday night, April 20 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio! Darrell timed in third quickest in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying before running second in his loaded heat race. After starting sixth on the grid in the annual 'Buckeye Spring 50,' Darrell drove towards the front and hounded leader and CBR teammate Don O'Neal before grabbing the point on the white flag lap. The Union, Kentucky superstar then led the final exciting circuit to bag the $10,000 winner's share over O'Neal, Scott Bloomquist, Devin Moran, and Tim McCreadie!

On Friday evening, April 21 at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, Darrell took a provisional to gain access into the $10,000 to win feature and was an early retiree in the rugged 50-lap race, which relegated him to a twentieth place showing. Following a rain-out at the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland on Saturday, the quadruple header with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series wrapped up on Sunday, April 23 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Darrell finished third in his heat race before running tenth in the $10,000 to win headliner and now finds himself eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results from the entire weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photography)

LANIGAN UP FRONT IN BAD BOY 98 BEFORE MECHANICAL WOES
(April 9, 2017)
Darrell Lanigan and the #14 CBR team found themselves in the pit area at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas on April 7-8 for the annual running of the 'Bad Boy 98.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie drew 45 entrants to the Razorback State for the two-day extravaganza, which boasted a whopping $20,000 winner's check. On Friday night, Darrell timed in third quickest in Group A during qualifying prior to running second in his stacked heat race. The Union, Kentucky ace then blasted up to second in Saturday's 98-lap feature event before a broken input shaft on lap 66 caused him to retire from the extra-distance affair in the twenty-fifth position. Darrell now finds himself tenth in the latest LOLMDS point standings following the 'Bad Boy 98.' Complete results from Batesville Motor Speedway can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN SHOWS SPEED DURING TRIPLEHEADER
(April 3, 2017)
The Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team tackled a trio of lucrative Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdowns from March 31-April 2 in the states of Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. Things kicked off on Friday night at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia, as a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs at the Chattanooga-area facility. Darrell Lanigan clicked off the sixth fastest time in Group A during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature from the inside of the eighth row, Darrell blasted past ten competitors on his way to a strong fifth place performance behind only victor Earl Pearson, Jr., Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens, and Tim McCreadie!

On Saturday evening, the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama took center stage, as the annual 'Alabama Shootout' boasted a $12,000 winner's check. Darrell scored an impressive victory in heat race action and battled for the lead early in the 60-lap distance before slipping back to eighth at the checkers. On Sunday in the $10,000 to win weekend finale at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee, Darrell ran second in his heat race and eighth once again in the 50-lap main event. The Union, Kentucky superstar currently sits ninth in the latest version of the heated Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings following the tripleheader weekend. Full results can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Chad Wells Photography)

 

 

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