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D4D Combine Gets On Track On Day 2

By Jason Christley, NASCARHomeTracks.com

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. -- After a day of media training and physical assessment, the 12 drivers participating in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Honda Generators finally got on track Tuesday. But not without a little extra waiting for the rain to clear at New Smyrna Speedway.

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Accelerated Learning Curve For Jolly

By Adam Fenwick, NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - In just his fourth year of racing on dirt tracks around the Midwest, 23-year-old Cody Jolly can officially call himself a NASCAR champion.

The native of Jasper, Missouri, recently secured the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division II National championship, beating some of the best up-and-coming racers from the United States and Canada for the honor.

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D4D Combine: Day 1 In The Books

By Jason Christley, NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Twelve drivers arrived in Florida, champing at the bit to get behind the wheel and show their talents at the 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Honda Generators. But before they could put the cars in gear, they were put through a battery of tests designed to evaluate their off-track preparation and skills that will be equally invaluable to their dreams of moving up the NASCAR ladder.

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Dream Seasons Produce New Champions

Adam Fenwick, NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Cody Jolly, Eric Yorke, Cole Roelofs and Dustin Thompson all accomplished something this year that very few have managed to do before them.

All four captured NASCAR national championships, taking top honors in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Divisions II-V. 

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D4D Combine Set For New Smyrna

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –- A dozen drivers from across the United States and Mexico will converge on northeast Florida to vie for an opportunity to follow in the tracks of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Daniel Suarez and Kyle Larson.

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Peters Prevails at Martinsville

Andy Marquis, NASCARHomeTracks.com

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Timothy Peters scored his second ValleyStar Credit Union 300 victory at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday night, holding off a late charge from Peyton Sellers.

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Crum Inherits ValleyStar Credit Union 300 Pole

Andy Marquis, NASCARHomeTracks.com

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Jake Crum will lead the field to the green flag in Saturday’s ValleyStar Credit Union 300 after inheriting the pole following post-qualifying technical inspection.

The times for Jeff Oakley and Deac McCaskill, who qualified first and second respectively, were disallowed following inspection.  Race director Lynn Carroll said Oakley was disqualified for having a spacer plate under the carburetor while McCaskill had an issue with the squirters on his carburetor.

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QUALIFYING: Oakley Rockets to Martinsville Pole

Andy Marquis, NASCARHomeTracks.com

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Jeff Oakley upset Late Model Stock Car racing’s elite competition in qualifying for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway on Friday night.

Oakley, who races predominantly at Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, Virginia, qualified with a 20.392 second lap, scoring the pole.  Oakley will lead the field to the green flag on Saturday night along with four-time Southern National Motorsports Park track champion Deac McCaskill, who locked himself into the race with his second-place qualifying effort.

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PRACTICE: Morris Fast at Martinsville

Andy Marquis, NASCARHomeTracks.com

MARTINSVILLE, VA – Philip Morris was fastest in practice for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 on Friday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway.

Morris, who has won four NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championships and is a three time victor in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300, ran a 20.269 second lap in practice.  Morris won 20 races during the 2017 Whelen All-American Series season.

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First Time In Prime Time

Andy Marquis, NASCARHomeTracks.com

Late Model Stock Car racing’s best racers are preparing to head to Martinsville Speedway for their biggest race of the season, the 33rd annual, $25,000-to-win Valley Star Credit Union 300 which will commence on Saturday night. This year, however, things are bigger and brighter than ever before.

Saturday night’s race will be the first race ever run under Martinsville Speedway’s new permanent LED lighting system, and the first night race has generated plenty of buzz. For the racers, a night race at Martinsville also presents new challenges.

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