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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 Testing Good Is Good, But No Guarantee
May 30, 2008
Posted by: Jim Schreier, Marketing, Stine Seed Company

Although the victory at Toledo was sweet, the celebration was short-lived.   Travis Carter and his team - consisting of Shorty Edwards, Darrell Dodson, Jimmy King, Garrett Lambert, and Charlie Stevens - went right to work preparing for testing at Michigan International Speedway this week. 

The crew did a great job of setting up this former Cup car acquired from the Yates camp, a car which the #46 team has not run yet.  SunTrust Rookie Matt Carter says that the changes made to spring rates and overall setup resulted in a really well-balanced car.  The results showed this week, as Matt was the third fastest in the field of 16 drivers to participate in the full day of testing at Michigan International Speedway.

As Travis has explained, practice doesn't always make perfect.  The team will evaluate how they tested, and then they have to be ready to make a number of adjustments to the car when the team returns for practice and qualifying on race weekend. Race day conditions can vary significantly from testing, and conditions can change profoundly even between qualifying and the actual race, making the whole process a lot like trying to score a bullseye on a moving target.

In another week or so we'll know a lot more about how good this new car really is, as this is the same car the team will run at Pocono Raceway on June 7.

Hats off to the entire #46 team for their hard work and dedication in their quest for another win!

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Stine Racing Blog A Taste Of Victory!
May 18, 2008
Posted by: Jim Schreier, Marketing, Stine Seed Company

Stine Racing BlogWell, practice and qualifying  were quite a challenge for the #46 Ford Fusion here at Toledo.  After starting 13th,  and after a two-hour rain delay, Matt Carter promptly charged out of the gate and drove to the lead.  He held his ground through numerous restarts to earn a hard fought--and very gratifying--win.

I will admit, Matt drove this car today to a level beyond what I thought the car could do.  He truly knows the limits of himself and the race car.

Everyone at Stine should be extremely proud of crew chief Travis Carter, driver Matt Carter, and team owner Larry Clement.  The team displayed admirable work ethic, discipline, and will to win on their way to victory lane.

To read more about the race, click here.

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