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July 27, 2019 - Strickler Records a Pair of Top 5 Finishes in Southern Nationals Weekend Finale
1On Friday evening Kyle Strickler returned with the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) competing in a field of 30 cars. Coming in 2nd in his heat behind Ryan King, Strickler earned the 8th-starting position for the opening night feature. With $10,000 on the line, Kyle improved four spots scoring a 4th place finish behind Dale McDowell, Brandon Overton, and Donald McIntosh with Ross Bailes coming in 5th.

1The following night for the $10,053-to-win series finale at Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee), Kyle followed up the fastest lap overall in time trials with a heat race victory. Starting on the pole, Strickler led the first 13 circuits until settling with a 3rd place finish behind McDowell and Brandon Overton with Ross Bailes and Jason Trammell completing the Top-5 finishers. (Michael Moats photo)

Full results from these events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

July 25, 2019 - Kyle Strickler to Enter Eldora Dirt Derby for DGR-Crosley Racing
1 Since 2013, the Eldora Dirt Derby at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway has been a must-see event. Pitting the stars of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series against a host of dirt ringers has been extremely entertaining to watch.

One of those dirt ringers is now getting a shot at NASCAR glory for the second-straight year at the 1/2-mile, high-banked oval. DGR-Crosley announced today that accomplished dirt racer, Kyle Strickler will drive the team’s No. 54 Toyota Tundra entry in the 2019 edition of the Eldora Dirt Derby. Jerovetz Shock Service and Donaldson Grading have partnered with Strickler for the famed event, which will be held on Thursday, August 1.

“I’m really excited for the opportunity to work with David [Gilliland] and the guys at DGR-Crosley,” said Strickler. “I feel like things are coming full circle. My first job in NASCAR was working in a fab shop for a team that David was racing for [in the then NASCAR Busch Series]. He won that year in Kentucky, and that win helped propel him into the Cup Series. So, to say it’s cool that I now have a shot at winning for David is an understatement.”

Earlier this year, Strickler competed in a Dirt Super Late Model at Eldora Speedway during the annual Dirt Late Model Dream. He led several laps in the $125,000-to-win finale before a late-race melee positioned him 14th in the final rundown.

Kyle made his NASCAR Truck Series debut last season in the Eldora Dirt Derby. In his lone Truck Series start, he was involved in an accident that relegated him to a 31st-place finish. 

“DGR-Crosley has a lot of really great people within their organization – many of them with a lot of dirt racing experience,” Strickler remarked. “Knowing that I’m going to Eldora in top-notch equipment is a great feeling. The dirt racing community has been so supportive and excited for me to get this opportunity. I’ve had a bunch of individuals chip in to make this possible, and I can’t thank everyone enough.”

Strickler will have veteran Crew Chief Frank Kerr coaching from atop the pit box. Kerr, a retired Sprint Car driver, has won four track championships at Eldora Speedway, four All-Star championships, and five Ohio Speed Week championships. 

“It’s really awesome that Kyle is racing for us at DGR-Crosley,” said Kerr. “I worked with him a lot early in his modified career, and we won a lot of races together. I’m excited to be reunited with him and work with him on the NASCAR side at Eldora, a track that means a lot to me personally. I think Kyle is going to do a great job.”

With two DGR-Crosley Tundras in the race, Strickler will have a teammate in Truck Series rookie, Tyler Ankrum. The Eldora Dirt Derby will kick-off on Thursday, Aug. 1 and will be broadcast live on FS1. Qualifying coverage starts at 7:00 p.m., ET with the race starting at 9:00 p.m.

For more information on the team, please visit www.DGRCrosley.com and for event information, please visit www.NASCAR.com .

Meanwhile, this weekend Kyle Strickler will take his Big Blue Smoke House No. 8 Wells & Sons Motorsports/ Wehrs Machine/ Longhorn Race Car/ Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model into battle this weekend in a pair of Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series events in Tennessee. Action opens on Friday night with a $10,000-to-win program at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee), while Saturday night’s action will find the team competing at Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee) in a $10,053-to-win event.

For more information on the weekend’s events, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .

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July 16, 2019 - Mechanical Issues Ends Strickler's Night at Smoky Mountain
1Kyle Strickler followed the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) on Tuesday evening for the $3,500 top prize. After traffic on the way to the track caused him to miss time trials, Strickler elected to sit out the remainder of the evening and scratched from his B-Main.  

Full results from this event are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

July 14, 2019 - Strickler Records Fifth Win of the Season at Ponderosa
1On Friday evening Kyle Strickler returned to Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Kentucky) for the Bobby Carrier Sr. Memorial. With 21 Super Late Models on hand, Strickler locked his spot into the opening night feature with a heat race victory. Starting in 3rd, Kyle overtook Neil Baggett for the lead on the seventh lap and set a comfortable pace in the remaining distance to capture his fifth win of the season and a $5,000 payday. Jason Jameson, Tanner English, Victor Lee, and Josh Rice trailed him to the checkers. (Scott Miller photo)

1The following night brought Strickler to Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Virginia) for the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals opener. In a field of 30 cars, Kyle came in 4th in his heat which positioned him 16th on the starting grid for the feature. He wheeled his way into the Top-5 but eventually retired early from the 53-lapper.

On Sunday at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina), Strickler started the night off with a 10-lap heat race victory locking his spot into the $10,000-to-win finale. After bringing out the first caution of the race on the sixth lap, Kyle charged from the tail of the field to place 6th.  

Full results from these events are available at www.PonderosaSpeedway.net and www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

July 4, 2019 - Kyle Strickler Blasts into Victory Lane at Tazewell
1It took two days to complete the event, but when the checkered flag finally dropped on Tazewell Speedway’s Firecracker 40, Kyle Strickler had officially claimed his first victory in the Big Blue Smoke House No. 8 Wells & Sons Motorsports/ Wehrs Machine/ Longhorn Race Car/ Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“We’ve been so close, and I really wanted this one and we’ve been working really hard,” Strickler said in Victory Lane. “We’ve had a really good car every time we’ve hit the track so far this year, and tonight we were finally able to put all of the pieces together and get it done. My mom and dad are here tonight, so it makes it extra special to win the first one with them here. Hopefully there’s a lot more to come.”

1Kyle Strickler invaded Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee) on Wednesday night as he piloted the G-Style Transport No. 8 Super Late Model into battle in the Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series sanctioned, Firecracker 40.

During the race’s early stages Strickler ran second to Dakotah Knuckles until lap 14, when the leader pulled into the infield with mechanical issues. Out front Strickler would have to wait almost 24 hours before seeing the green flag again as rain showers began to pelt the high-banked, clay oval. Officials were forced to postpone the remainder of the event to Thursday evening.

When the event resumed on Thursday, Strickler was never seriously challenged again for the remaining 24 circuits of the 40 lapper. He soared to his first Super Late Model win of the season and his fourth triumph overall on the year with Wells Motorsports. Vic Hill, Dakotah Knuckles, Jason Trammell, and David Payne rounded out the Top 5. Strickler earned a $5,000 payday for his efforts.

Full results from this event are available at www.CTPromotions.org.