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Drive For Diversity Kicks Off Two Day Combine At South Boston

By Official Release

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – More than a dozen drivers took to the track Monday as the fifth annual Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Sunoco got underway. The two-day event, sponsored by NASCAR, is designed to showcase the sport’s top minority and female drivers in front of NASCAR car owners.

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Combine Kicks Off At SoBo

By Official Release

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – The sun hadn't been up long when Trista Stevenson rolled off pit road Monday morning and got the 2008 NASCAR Drive For Diversity Combine presented by Sunoco started with the first laps of the two-day session.

Stevenson, from Pocahontas, Ill., was the first of 25 drivers scheduled to participate in both on-track testing and off-track media training and evaluation. The process will cover Monday and Tuesday at South Boston Speedway.

Thirteen drivers are scheduled to be on-track Monday, and the remaining 12 will run Tuesday. 

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Sellers Caps Season With Wild Win

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. – Peyton Sellers emerged from a wild finish with his first career NASCAR Camping World Series East victory at Stafford Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Sellers (No. 44 Casella Waste Systems Chevrolet) won a three-car, final-laps battle with Ted Christopher and Brian Ickler for the victory in the final race of the 2008 season. In the process, Sellers secured a starting position in the postseason NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, scheduled for Jan. 23-24, 2009 at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.).

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Qualifying: Ickler Sets Stafford Record To Earn Pole For Fall Final

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. – Brian Ickler established a track record in Coors Light Pole Award qualifying at Stafford Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.

Ickler (No. 15 Ickler Motorsports Chevrolet) lapped the .500-mile oval in 19.376 seconds, for an average speed of 92.898 mph, in qualifiying for Sunday's CARQUEST Fall Final 150. It was the second pole award of the season for the 23-year-old from San Diego, Calif.

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Practice: Ickler Paces Final

By Official Release

STAFFORD, Conn. - Brian Ickler looks to close out the 2008 NASCAR Camping World Series East schedule with his fourth win of the season and he's off to a fast start.

Ickler (No. 15 Ickler Motorsports Chevrolet) posted the fastest time by nearly two-tenths at 19.426 seconds (92.659) on the .500-mile Stafford Motor Speedway oval. Ickler’s fastest lap, his 48th in the session was also .147-second quicker than the single-lap series qualifying mark of 91.963 mph (19.573 seconds) set by Sean Caisse on June 8, 2007.

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Open-Wheel Trio Ready For Camping World Race At Stafford

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

Three drivers with a history of success in open-wheel racing have entered the NASCAR Camping World Series East race at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway this weekend. The 36th annual CARQUEST Fall Final is set for Oct. 10-12.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour drivers Ted Christopher and Woody Pitkat will be joined by 19-year-old Kevin Swindell, son of three-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Sammy Swindell in the NASCAR Camping World Series race.

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Drive for Diversity To Host 25 Candidates At Combine

By Official Release

Twenty-five drivers from different forms of racing all over North America  will showcase their skills in front of NASCAR team owners and executives at the sixth annual Drive for Diversity Testing & Evaluation Combine presented by Sunoco. The scouting event will take place October 13–14 at South Boston Speedway in South Boston, Va. This year’s candidates were selected from more than 200 applicants from across North America.  Fourteen of the drivers will earn a ride in NASCAR’s developmental series for the 2009 season.

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Weather: Stafford Fall Final Weekend Postponed Two Weeks

By Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – An expected weekend-long deluge from a tropical storm has postponed the 36th annual CarQuest Fall Final at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, Conn.

The race weekend, which featured the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the final race of the NASCAR Camping World Series East, has been rescheduled for October 10-12.

The weekend will include all five divisions of Stafford’s NASCAR Whelen All American Series as scheduled.

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News & Notes: Champ Kobyluck Heads Home To Celebrate

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

Matt Kobyluck realized a decade-long dream of winning the NASCAR Camping World Series East championship when he clinched the title with a third-place finish at Dover International Speedway Sept. 19.

Now he can get back to business, and job No. 1 is winning the final race of the season at Stafford  (Conn.) Motor Speedway Sunday, Sept. 28.

“It’ll be great to get to Stafford,” Kobyluck said. “I get to go back to one of my home tracks and to celebrate the championship there will be really, really cool.

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World History! Kobyluck Wins Title

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DOVER, Del. – Matt Kobyluck won his first NASCAR championship Friday at Dover International Speedway, while Aric Almirola earned the win in his first appearance in the NASCAR Camping World Series East.

Kobyluck, the 38-year-old driver from Uncasville, Conn., clinched the NASCAR Camping World Series East title with his third-place finish in the Sunoco 150. Kobyluck also became the first Native American to win a NASCAR Camping World Series championship. He is a member of the Mohegan Tribal Nation.

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