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Most Popular Driver Voting Begins Online

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Online voting is underway for the Most Popular Driver of the Year Award in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (Twitter hashtag: #NWES).

The link to the 2013 Euro-Racecar Series Most Popular Driver ballot is being hosted on www.nascarhometracks.com. Fans may vote once per day and are encouraged to vote throughout the season. Voting continues through Nov. 17.

VOTE HERE

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Whelen Euro Series News & Notes: Le Mans

By Gian Luca, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

BLOIS, France – Two weeks after visiting the historic Italian Autodromo di Monza for the semifinals, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will make its final stop of the season at another legendary European track as the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans hosts the season finale on Oct. 12-13 with everything on the line. With doubled points awarded in the playoffs, the title contenders can’t afford one single mistake, making the French weekend more exciting than ever.

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Zimmer Breaks Through For First Win

Official Release

MONZA, Italy – Yann Zimmer was undeterred by a wet track as he drove to his first career NASCAR Whelen Euro Series victory Sunday in the second round of the Elite Division semifinal at Autodromo di Monza.

The 23-year-old Swiss driver held off a late run by Frédéric Gabillon on the last turn of the last lap to put the No. 33 OverDrive in Victory Lane.
Gabillon (No. 5 Rapido Racing by Still) settled for second and points leader Ander Vilarino (No. 2 TFT - Banco Santander) was third. Vilariño won the first round at Monza Saturday.

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Vilarino Rolls To Seventh Victory

Whelen Euro Series Release

MONZA, ITALY – Ander Vilariño returned to Victory Lane and moved a step closer to a second straight NASCAR Whelen Euro Series championship.

The 33-year-old Spanish driver picked up his seventh win of the season in the first Elite Division race at Autodromo di Monza as the series’ playoffs opened at the 5.793 kilometer (3.599 mile) course north of Milan.

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Whelen Euro Series News & Notes: Monza

By Gian Luca, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

BLOIS, France – For its fifth round of the season, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series goes to Italy to take on the legendary Monza track for the first time. 

Just as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is in its Chase, the Whelen Euro Series begins its playoff rounds that will consist of four races in which the point totals are doubled.

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FRIDAY FEATURE: Turn In The Road

By Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

It is 4,448 miles – or 7,157 kilometers, if you will – between Paris, France, and Daytona Beach, Florida.

The gap between European racers and their NASCAR dreams, though, has grown considerably smaller thanks to the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.

In its second year under the NASCAR banner, the European-based stock-car series is not just making enormous strides with its on-track competition, but it’s become a gateway for drivers looking for the opportunity to pursue their dreams of racing in the highest levels of NASCAR.

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Gabillon Tops In Tours

By Stéphane Enout, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

TOURS, France – For having never raced on an oval track before this weekend, Frédéric Gabillon must be quick on the uptake. 

The French-born driver collected his second NASCAR Whelen Euro Series victory in as many days in the Tours Evenement 100 at Tours Speedway on Sunday after claiming his second pole position of the weekend earlier in the day.

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Gabillon Storms To Tours Win

By Stéphane Enout, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

TOURS, France – Frédéric Gabillon took center stage by winning the Michelin 100 in NASCAR Whelen Euro Series action on Saturday at Tour Speedway.

Even though the series competes at some of the most iconic tracks in Europe, the Tours event is the one every competitor circles on the calendar. As the lone oval-track event on the schedule it is a special race to win.

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Whelen Euro Series New & Notes: Tours

By Stéphane Enout, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

BLOIS, France – What better place than the Tours Speedway to host the first event for the newly rebranded NASCAR Whelen Euro Series? 

The new name for the official NASCAR series in Europe was introduced on July 1 in Paris. The long-term partnership between Team FJ and Whelen Engineering that will run through the 2019 season gave birth to the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. The ceremony was held on Quai de Grenelle in Paris and took place between the Parisian Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower.

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A New Era In Europe

Official Release

BLOIS, France – NASCAR, Whelen Engineering and Team FJ are pleased to announce a longterm partnership represented by the launch of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, the new name of the NASCAR European touring series.

The entitlement sponsorship deal is effective immediately and is through 2019. The first event under the new NASCAR Whelen Euro Series name will be July 6-7 at France’s Tours Speedway.

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