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Rain Washes Away Qualifying

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

LINEUPS SET BY RULE BOOK FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE RACES 

LOUDON, N.H. – Rain washed out nearly all on-track activity Thursday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

While the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour got a brief practice run, the showers that soaked the track canceled the scheduled qualifying for Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Series East race and Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race. Both lineups were set in accordance to the NASCAR rule book.

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News & Notes: Will Rookie Run be Repeated at New Hampshire?

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

A rookie championship point leader brings the NASCAR Camping World Series East to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the second consecutive year.

Eighteen-year-old Austin Dillon, of Lewisville, N.C., leads the NASCAR Camping World Series East to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. for the Heluva Good! 125 Friday, June 27.

A year ago, another teenage championship point leading rookie brought the series to “The Magic Mile” for the first of two annual appearances at the Loudon, N.H. track.

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Santerre, Dillon Part Ways

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

Austin Dillon, the NASCAR Camping World Series East points leader, has parted ways with car owner Andy Santerre.

Dillon’s No. 3 Garage Equipment Supply Chevrolet has moved in-house to Team Dillon Racing’s shops in Welcome, N.C. The 18-year-old Lewisville, N.C., driver – the grandson of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car owner Richard Childress – competed in the first four events of the 2008 partnered with Andy Santerre Motorsports in Harrisburg.

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Future Stars: Ickler doing it on his own, and the results are striking

By Raygan Swan, NASCAR.COM

Started his own team at 22, now has two wins under belt

When driver Brian Ickler packed all of his belongings on the West Coast and settled into NASCAR's Southeast, he figured there'd be risks. Offered a ride with California team Bill McAnally Racing, the 22-year-old turned down the job security to go it alone.

Looking for greater exposure in NASCAR's hub, Mooresville, N.C., Ickler started from scratch with only five employees and fists full of hope. In December, he opened the doors to Ickler Motorsports.

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Ickler Crew Chief Penalized

By Official Release

GRAHAM FINED,  SUSPENDED UNTIL JULY 2

NASCAR has penalized Steve Graham, crew chief of the No. 15 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Series East, as a result of rules infractions found last Friday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.

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Kobyluck Rules The Road

By Official Release

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Matt Kobyluck won the East 125 at The Glen Sunday in the NASCAR Camping World Series East race at Watkins Glen International, his first victory at the 2.45-mile road course. Kobyluck (No. 40 Mohegan Sun Resort Chevrolet) took the lead from Marc Davis on the restart green-white-checkered finish and led the final two laps.

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One-derful Beginning For Perez

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

SETS RECORD IN ONLY QUALIFYING LAP IN FIRST START

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Record-setter Antonio Perez of Guadalajara, Mexico led an international field in NASCAR Camping World Series East qualifying Saturday at Watkins Glen International. Twenty-nine cars are expected to take the green flag for Sunday afternoon’s East 125 At The Glen.

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Practice: Road Ace Kobyluck Leads International Field At The Glen

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DUMAREY (BELGIUM), PEREZ AND LOPEZ (MEXICO) IN TOP 5

WATKING GLEN, N.Y. (May 8, 2008) - An The road-course aces asserted their expertise in the second and final NASCAR Camping World Series practice session at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International Friday evening.

Matt Kobyluck (No. 40 Mohegan Sun Resort Chevrolet) of Uncasville, Conn. posted the fastest time of the session and of the day with a time of 1:14.928. Kobyluck’s time is within .565-second of the track qualifying record of 1:14.363 (118.607 mph) set by Dale Quarterly in 2002.

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News & Notes: Drivers Jump At Chance To Go Camping Again At The Glen

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

Local fans will quickly catch on to the return of a popular NASCAR series to their famed slice of road racing heaven known as Watkins Glen International, or simply, The Glen.

Formerly known as the NASCAR Busch North Series and later Busch East, the series established a tradition of great competition on the 2.45-mile road course. The series appeared at the New York track a dozen times between 1993 and 2004. The much anticipated return is scheduled for Sunday, June 8 at 12:30 p.m.

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Ickler Makes It Two In A Row

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

ROLLS TO WIN IN STRUTMASTERS.COM 150 

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Brian Ickler found the perfect place the short-track ‘big one’ – out front.

Ickler (No. 15 Ickler Motorsports Chevrolet) won his second straight NASCAR Camping World Series East race, leading nearly ever lap of the Strutmasters.com 150 at South Boston Speedway Saturday night.

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