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Cheever III To Run Whelen Euro Series

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Eddie Cheever’s racing days began as a young boy in Italy and led him to Victory Lane of the Indianapolis 500. Now his son, Eddie Cheever III, is ready to pursue his dreams.

The 20-year-old aspires to drive in the Daytona 500. And for the second-generation driver who was born and raised in Rome, Italy, the next step to fulfilling that dream is the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.

The younger Cheever announced today that he will run for the Elite Division championship for Italian-based CAAL Racing in 2014.

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Marc VDS Racing Joins Racing Club Partners

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BLOIS, France – Racing in NASCAR Whelen Euro Series since 2012, the Racing Club Partners team, directed by Franz Dubois, decided to give a new impetus to its program by partnering with renowned Belgian team Marc VDS Racing, owned by Count Marc Van Der Straten. Highlighting this new partnership is the addition of Bas Leinders as driver and Team Principal.

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Renauer Motorsport Joins Whelen Euro

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BLOIS, France – The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series recently announced the addition of Renauer Motorsport to its growing list of teams competing for the 2014 championship.

With the support of Transbritannia, the team named Austrian Dominic Tiroch as its pilot in the Elite Division, while the Open Division driver will be announced at a later date. The team will field a car for the entire 2014 season and are evaluating a second one to field after the first rounds. 

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Max Papis Racing Enters Whelen Euro Series

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Max Papis Racing is proud to announce its presence in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, fielding the No. 99 racecar for the 2014 season.

Italian native Max Papis has a personal connection with the up-and-coming European drivers, “I am extremely proud of this new adventure and I will work in a humble, determined, and efficient way to create a platform to give opportunities to people who have a dream like the one that I had of racing in the United States but didn’t know how to get there from Italy.” 

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Best Of 2013: Whelen Euro Series

By Stéphane Enout, Whelen Euro Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ander Vilariño continues to dominate the NASCAR scene in Europe.

He won the first NASCAR Whelen Euro Series a season ago by leading the point standings from beginning to end. The Spaniard replicated that feat in 2013 to claim his second straight series title. It looked easy on the surface, but a late charge from Frédéric Gabillon made things interesting down the stretch.

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VIDEOS: 2013 NASCAR Champions

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Videos from the 2012 NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards. Click on the photo to view the video. 

NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards Open

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Touring Series Champions Honored

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The common thread throughout Saturday's NASCAR Night of Champion Touring Awards was of a dream realized.

From Lakeport, Calif., to San Sebastián, Spain, seven NASCAR drivers collected their series championship trophies and received their coveted championship rings from NASCAR President Mike Helton.

"To win this championship, to accomplish this goal, it means the world to me," said 22-year-old Ryan Preece, who became the youngest champion of NASCAR's oldest division, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

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2014 Whelen Euro Calendar Announced

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Six race weekends in five European countries will make up the 2014 schedule as the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series embarks on its third season under the NASCAR banner.

NASCAR’s only championship series outside of North America will visit some of Europe’s most historic race tracks, including at LeMans in France, and, the newest addition to the calendar for next year, Nürburgring in Nürburg, Germany.

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Champions Battle In iRacing Challenge

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Fans and champions competed side-by-side in the first NASCAR Home Tracks Champions Challenge presented by iRacing.com Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

NASCAR fan and occasional iRacing competitor Ricky Hardin, of Fort Mill, S.C., edged NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ryan Preece to win the final event that was competed in NASCAR Sprint Cups Series Generation-6 cars on the 1.5-mile oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Champions Week Kicks Off In Charlotte

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR’s top drivers throughout its regional touring and weekly series will be in the spotlight this week in Charlotte, N.C., with a bevy of activities leading up to the awards ceremonies Friday and Saturday night.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards will take place Friday, Dec. 13. Among those honored will be the 2013 national champion Lee Pulliam, as well as track champions from 55 tracks across the United States and Canada, state and provincial champions and top rookies.

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