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Vilarino Completes Nogaro Sweep

By Stéphane Enout, Euro-Racecar

NOGARO, France – Winning ugly is still winning.

It wasn’t as neat and tidy as Sunday’s wire-to-wire victory, but Ander Vilarino picked up his second win in as many days in Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series action at Circuit Paul Armagnac.

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Vilarino Goes Wire To Wire For Win

By Stéphane Enout, Euro-Racecar

NOGARO, France – Everything has gone right for Ander Vilarino, so far, at Nogaro.

After having the fastest car in practice and winning the pole position, Vilarino kept the pedal to the metal and went wire to wire for a season-opening Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series victory at Circuit Paul Armagnac on Sunday.

Bathed in Easter sunshine, Vilarino, hailing from San Sebastian, Spain, rolled to his seventh career victory and opened the 2013 season in the same fashion as his title-winning campaign a season ago.

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QUALIFYING: Vilarino Struts Stuff At Nogaro

By Stéphane Enout, Euro-Racecar

NOGARO, France – Marked men sometimes wither under the pressure, but Ander Vilarino is having none of that.

The defending Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series champion looks to be the class of the field in the season-opening Nogaro 200 at Circuit Paul Armagnac. Vilarino was the top performer in Saturday’s qualifying at the 14-turn, 2.260-mile road course with a time of 93.739 seconds for an average speed of 86.794 mph.

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Vilarino Leads Euro-Racecar Into Year 2

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

Ander Vilarino had arrived early for his champions’ photo shoot in the vacant NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage at Charlotte Motor Speedway last December, when he learned Carl Edwards was filming a Subway spot on the front stretch. The newly-crowned Euro-Racecar Series champion took the opportunity to walk over and introduce himself. He returned from meeting one of NASCAR’s biggest stars with a huge smile and another story to tell back home in an offseason filled with them.

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PRACTICE: Vilarino Off To Fast Start

By Stéphane Enout, Euro-Racecar

NOGARO, France – Defending Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series champion Ander Vilarino got off to a fast start on Friday in Nogaro 200 practice at Circuit Paul Armagnac.

Vilarino, hailing from Donostia, Spain, made his way around the 14-turn, 2.260-mile road course behind the wheel of his No. 2 TFT/Banco Santander Chevrolet in 94.622 seconds for an average speed of 85.984 mph which was more than a second faster than the second-place car of his teammate Anthony Gandon (No. 7 TFT/E. Leclerc Chevrolet) with a time of 95.739 seconds (84.981 mph).

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Euro-Racecar News & Notes: Nogaro

Euro-Racecar Release

BLOIS, France – The Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series kicks off its 2013 season on March 30-April 1 at Circuit Paul Armagnac in Nogaro, France. The series in its second year under the NASCAR banner opened at the same track a year ago.

A varied group of contenders will look to dethrone 2012 Elite champion Ander Vilarino. This year the Euro-Racecar Series – in growth mode – expects to attract more than 50 drivers representing 11 different countries.

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Scorpus Racing Steps Up Program

Team Release

BLOIS, France – Last year, Scorpus Racing won the Open title with Simon Escallier behind the wheel, and in 2013 the Nogaro-based French squad is starting the season on a high note thanks to partnerships signed with Microsoft France, Xbox and Forza Motorsport. 

Alain Veyssière has doubled the size of his race shop at the Nogaro circuit to take the next step in the development of his team. In another step, Michel Carbon will oversee the technical aspects of the team.

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Rapido Racing Joins Forces With Still Racing

Team Release

BLOIS, France – With two weeks to go to until the kick-off of the 2013 Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series season, Eric Hélary’s Still Racing team has joined forces with Joaquin Gabarron’s Rapido Racing. The Toulouse, France-based squad will run four cars and is determined to win all three titles.

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Vilarino Teams Again With TFT

Team Release

BLOIS, France – The 2012 Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series champion Ander Vilarino returns in 2013 to defend his title and will spearhead the TFT team’s attack as it adds two cars to the effort.

Vilarino is excited about the opportunity to repeat.

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VIDEO: Scenes From Daytona

A Look Back At The UNOH Battle At The Beach

February 27, 2013 - 1:54pm

Again this season, NASCAR Home Tracks will feature a video recap of select events.

"Scenes From Daytona" is a look back at the inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach held Feb. 18-19 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

The new .4-mile short-track oval at "The World Center of Racing" provided plenty of excitement with last-lap drama determing each of the three races that made up the historic event.

Kyle Larson kicked it off by winning the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model race as he bumped his way past C.E. Falk III. Steve Park followed suit in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race after some contact with Mike Stefanik. In the finale, 16-year-old Cameron Hayley got together with Gray Gaulding before emerging victorious in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series portion of the first-year event.