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Harris Rallies For 17th Victory

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

IOWA DRIVER INCREASES HIS NATIONAL POINTS LEAD 

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Brian Harris' long ride home Saturday night was made even more frustrating when he found out his closest competitor in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series points standings - Philip Morris of Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va. - had won his race to close the points gap to just one.

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Morris Returns To Victory Lane

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

Harris Maintains Overall NWAAS Lead

RADFORD, Va. - Philip Morris celebrated his return to the familiar asphalt of Motor Mile Speedway Saturday night with his 10th win of the season at the Radford, Va. .416-mile oval.

Morris won the pole and led every lap of the Valley Settlement/Old Virginia Real Estate/Star Country 150.

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Harris Finishes Second, Wins Track Title

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

FARLEY, Iowa – Brian Harris took care of one objective Friday night and inched closer to his ultimate goal. Harris, who entered the weekend leading the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series points, finished second at Farley Speedway to claim his first career track championship.

“We’re excited about that,” said the 29-year-old Harris, in his eighth year running Late Models, after wrapping up the Hawkeye Truck & Trailer Late Model title following the last points race of the Farley season. “But we have our eyes on the big prize.”

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Near Perfect Weekend Vaults Harris To Top Of Whelen All-American Series

By Official Release

Brian Harris is still searching for the perfect weekend. But he came pretty close in his last outing, and it was good enough to vault the Iowa dirt track Late Model driver to the top of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series points standings.

Harris picked up wins Friday at Farley Speedway and Sunday at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway. He was second on Saturday at West Liberty Raceway.

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Adams County Promoter To Retire

By Official Release

HAMPEL STEPS DOWN AFTER MORE THAN 25 YEARS RUNNING IOWA TRACK 

Gail Hampel, president of Hampel Racing, Inc. and promoter at the Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa announced this past weel that he plans to retire from the race promotion business at the end of the 2008 racing season. 

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Harraka Takes Home No. 9

By Official Release

ROSEVILLE, Calif. - Drive for Diversity’s Paul Harraka, driving the No. 16 Ruth’s Chris Steak House Toyota for Bill McAnally Racing, scored his ninth win of the season Saturday night at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif.

“I have to thank Bill McAnally Racing, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and the Drive for Diversity program for their support this season,” said Harraka. “We’ve had a great run so far, and we hope to keep up the momentum for the final events of the season.”

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Magnificent Seven: Brown Collects Another Bowman Gray Stadium Title

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Tim Brown moved closer to the record books at one of NASCAR’s most historic short tracks as he picked up his seventh Modified Division championship this past weekend at Bowman Gray Stadium.

The 36-year-old Cana, Va. driver is one championship behind the record set by Ralph Brinkley at the Stadium. Bowman Gray is the longest running NASCAR-sanctioned short track. Brown’s title broke a tie with Junior Miller, who has six track championships.

“You just sit back and look at it and it’s like, ‘Wow, it’s pretty amazing.’ ” Brown said.

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All-American Race Going Down To Wire

By Official Release

With less than a month to go, the race for seating in Las Vegas is coming down to the wire all across North America.

The coronation of champions will take place at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards Banquet Friday, Nov. 7 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas. U.S. state and Canadian provincial champions, track champions and the overall NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champions will be honored in one special night.

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Late Season Roll Has Strunk In Hunt

By Official Release

Like most drivers, Jeff Strunk says he doesn’t start paying attention to the track points standings until the season begins to draw to a close. But thanks to his recent strong run, the six-time Modified champion at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., has one more thing to keep his eye on.

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Future Star: With dad and D4D on her side, King sets out to race

By Raygan Swan, NASCAR.com

With her first Late Model win in the books, Lindsey King wants to prove to the racing community that she's a serious competitor.

But more than that, the 19-year-old wants to prove to her mother that her aspirations of becoming a female NASCAR driver aren't futile.

Born to working-class parents in the small town of Cherry Valley, Calif., King began racing go-karts at the age of 9 to please her father, 66-year-old Clyde King, a past racer of street stocks in the 1960s.

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