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Christopher Hits Century Mark

By Official Release

Former National Champion Reaches Milestone At Stafford

STAFFORD, Conn. – Ted Christopher persistently downplays momentous occasions, either with a shrug of the shoulder or a witty self-depreciating remark.

There was no avoiding the emotion, though, surrounding Friday night’s events.

In a sequence that would make a numerologist’s day, Christopher drove the No. 13 on Friday, June 13 for the victory in the Coors Light SK Modified 100 at Stafford Motor Speedway – marking his 100th career victory at the historic Connecticut half-mile.

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Pressley Jumps To The Front

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

When Coleman Pressley gets advice at the track, it’s usually from one voice. That’s because his driving coach is also his car owner, crew chief, spotter and public relations manager. And dad. Of course, it also doesn’t hurt when that person is a veteran of more than 400 combined starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Pressley, the 19-year-old son of former driver Robert Pressley, is in his second, full competitive season running Late Model in the southeast.

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I-80 Pitches In To Help Bail Out Adams

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

NODAWAY, Iowa – When a windstorm tore up I-80 Speedway in Omaha, Neb. in 2006, the staff from Iowa’s Adams County Speedway came over and worked side-by-side with track to get the facility rebuilt.

So when heavy rains and flooding last week turned Adams County Speedway into a lake, I-80 owner Ed Kosiski stepped up to return the favor. In an effort to help Adams County overcome the loses, I-80 will donate all grandstand proceeds received from Iowa patrons at this Sunday's event to Adams County Speedway.

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A Weekend Of Celebration

By Official Release

The Craftsman Weekend At The Races will take place this weekend at NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks across the United States and Canada

The event weekend is part of Craftsman’s celebration of grassroots racing. It includes a coupon to everyone in attendance for $10 off a Craftsman purchase of $50 or more at local Sears stores, good through Father’s Day (June 15, 2008).

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Loden Starts The Season At The Top

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

Andy Loden figured he’d sell one of his Late Models and spend the season bouncing from track to track. That all changed when Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, N.C. — just over an hour from his house — announced NASCAR sanctioning. That gave the 31-year-old Loden the opportunity to run two nights a week on a regular basis: Tri-County on Friday and Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, N.C., Saturday night.

“We go right from Tri-County to Hickory and spend the night in the parking lot,” Loden said. “We’re having fun. We have a good bunch of guys on the crew this year.”

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From Prom To The Track

By Andrew Giangola, NASCAR

As Prom Queens go, 17 year-old Mackena Bell is one of a kind. The high school senior happens to be a race car driver. Bell competes in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif. Her next race, June 7, is a milestone for the NASCAR Prom Queen – it’s the day she graduates from Carson High School in Carson City, Nevada.

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Champions To Be Crowned At Rio

By Official Release

NASCAR Whelen All-American Banquet Returns To Las Vegas

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – The culmination of the 2008 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season will take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas Friday, Nov. 7.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champion will be crowned at the banquet. Track champions from across the United States and Canada, and U.S. state and Canadian provincial champions will also be honored, as well as special award winners.

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NWAAS: Christopher Uses The Bottom To Get To The Top At Stafford

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

First Edition of 2008 Points Due Out Wednesday, June 4 

STAFFORD, Conn. – It was a move he had done countless times before over the years, on drivers too numerous to mention. Ted Christopher has perfected the art of the ‘bottom shot’ at Stafford Motor Speedway perhaps better than anybody that’s ever raced there.

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Tucson No Longer NASCAR Sanctioned

By Official Release

Tuscon, Ariz. – As of May 21, 2008, the Tucson Raceway Park is no longer a NASCAR-sanctioned track.

NASCAR points accumulated by drivers through May 21 will be used in determining the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track and Arizona state champion. In addition, those points will be counted for drivers toward the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship.

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May Openers Put N.Y. Mods In Spotlight

By Official Release

Over the next two months, short track racing across the country took the green flag on both dirt and asphalt as drivers in a variety of divisions began their NASCAR Whelen All-American Series seasons.

As the calendar has turned to May, the few remaining NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks that have not yet started got underway. And in the spotlight turned to Modified racing in New York state.

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