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Stine Racing Blog Fun & Fast In Chicago
September 8, 2008
Posted by: Jim Schreier, Marketing, Stine Seed Company

Stine Racing BlogStine Seed capitalized on a great venue last weekend at Joliet, Illinois for the Chicagoland ARCA 200. 

Stine Seed rewarded Regional Managers, District Managers, dealers, and customers with access to the garage area, pit stalls, and Grandstand tickets for the race.  It was especially nice of Matt Carter to take time between the drivers meeting and driver introductions to spend time at the hospitality tent talking to our guests.   We also hit the jackpot as our good friends from the Tama and Washington County Pork Producers were on hand to feed the entire garage area, including the Indy Racing League.  These folks have been excellent ambassadors for the pork industry, and have worked tirelessly to promote the pork industry at so many racing venues throughout the season.  Team owner Larry Clement, Crew Chief Travis Carter and his team have many times expressed their appreciation for the pork people and their hard work.

As for the race itself, the #46 Stine Seed/Liberty Link Ford Fusion hit the setup and was in the 4th position at the midpoint of the race until the right front tire went down and driver Matt Carter glanced off the wall in turn 3 and had to make an unscheduled pit stop.  Matt fought his way back through the pack to a 12th place finish, enough to hold on to 3rd in the overall series points standing.

After talking to Myron Stine and David Thompson, we agreed that this was a great venue and a great event for our Stine Racing fans.

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Stine Racing Blog Headed in the right direction
August 6, 2008
Posted by: Travis Carter, Crew Chief

Stine Racing BlogSaturday night was a good didn't rain and things went pretty well. Matt's done a good job of staying right up in the front and keeping the overall points contest in mind. We struggled a little bit after Kentucky, but we're back on it and able to perfect each race a little more. I think we're headed in the right direction.

I sure hope it cools down a little here in Nashville before the race on Saturday. It's hotter than blazes here now!

This will be a good track to run. It's been good to have the car running well and not having any major accidents. When you don't have to worry about rebuilding the car, you can spend time on tweaking what's working and trying to make the car better throughout the year.

We expect to build on what we've accomplished this year. This is our first year in ARCA and it's going pretty much as planned. You have to start out with a plan and follow it through - plan the work load and get your strategy in place or you can't be successful down the road. We're making progress with each race and building on each success.

We do have some dirt track racing coming up, which is a style of racing we haven't been associated with yet. We're looking forward to how we run's something new and different. We hope to be very competitive there, too.

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Stine Racing Blog A Good Day at Pocono
August 5, 2008
Posted by: Matt Carter, Driver

Stine Racing BlogSaturday's race at Pocono was a good race. We had a little bad luck with a tire that went flat and we lost a lap, but we made that up and got back to fourth place. I got to pass a lot of guys getting back up to the front.

I think it was the best run we've had on a bigger track. It was a good day...a really good points day.

We're taking the same car we ran last week to Nashville this weekend. Hopefully we'll do a little better there.

Nashville is a concrete track. Most of the tracks we've run this year were asphalt, so that'll be different. I haven't run this one before but I've talked to a lot of people who have and they said you should run it like a short track, use a lot of brake.

I've seen races there and they're always good, so this should be a good weekend for us.

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Stine Racing Blog Stine Goes Racing, IRL-Style
July 9, 2008
Posted by: David Thompson, Director of Marketing, Stine Seed Company

Stine Racing BlogIn Stine Racing news, Stine hosted several hundred growers and dealers for the Iowa Corn Indy 250 held June 22 at the Iowa Speedway near Newton.  The weather was beautiful, and the racing was fast and furious, as Dan Wheldon and Target Chip Ganassi racing found victory lane in Iowa!

Over at the Stine hospitality tent, which was located just off of turn 1, Tama and Washington county Pork Producers were on hand to grill up some pork burgers for our guests.  Also appearing at the Stine tent driver Matt Carter, who graciously agreed to spend one of his few free weekends to come to Iowa, signing autographs and taking pictures with our guests.

The night before the event we had a chance to have dinner with Matt and his girlfriend, Amelia, at which time Matt told us in his typically humble way, "I just don't understand why people would want to meet me?"  Well, the next day our guests proved him wrong, as they stood in line to get his autograph and to have their picture taken with him.  Looking back through the 800-some pictures we took that day, everyone looks truly happy and excited, perhaps none as much as the little kids.  Through it all, the one posted above has to be one of my favorites.

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Stine Racing Blog Matt Gets His Midterm Grades
July 5, 2008
Posted by: David Thompson, Director of Marketing, Stine Seed Company

It has been a very busy month with seed plantings, and replantings, and even more replantings, so blog postings have been a little sparse lately. 

Stine Racing Driver Matt Carter was featured on yesterday as part of the site's "Mid-Season Report Cards" series.  The series profiles the top 15 drivers in the series at the midpoint of the season.

Click here to view the article and see his grades.

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