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Pulliam Saves Tires For IceBreaker Win

Hunter Thomas, TheFourthTurn.com

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Lee Pulliam passed Brian Vause in the closing laps to win the 2nd Annual IceBreaker at Myrtle Beach Speedway on Saturday afternoon.

Pulliam, who had been fast all weekend, kicked off the afternoon by sitting on the pole for the 125-lap race. Once the green flag dropped, Chad McCumbee, who started second, took the lead away from Pulliam. Early on, Pulliam began to save his tires, and as a result, he fell outside of the top-five.

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Pulliam Leads Stout Field At Myrtle Beach

Hunter Thomas, TheFourthTurn.com

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -  The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) hit the banks of Myrtle Beach Speedway on Friday in preparation for Saturday’s 2nd annual IceBreaker that will be held on Saturday.

Drivers from all over the East Coast have traveled to the Palmetto State this weekend to try and win the prestigious event. The IceBreaker is a lock-in to the Myrtle Beach 400, and the winner of Saturday’s event will take home a $5,000 purse. On Friday, more than 20 drivers took to the track as Myrtle Beach Speedway hosted five NWAAS practice sessions.

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Bilderback Bounces Back With Title

Adam Fenwick, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Michael Bilderback entered the 2016 season determined to forget the disappointing end to the 2015 season at Illinois’ Rockford Speedway.

Bilderback, from South Beloit, Illinois, lost the track championship at Rockford on the final night of racing in 2015 after battling motor issues throughout the year. It was a heartbreaking way to end the season, but it only served to motivate him coming into 2016.

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Carteret County Joins NASCAR For 2017

Track Release

SWANSBORO, N.C. – NASCAR racing is coming to the Crystal Coast.

Carteret County Speedway, the .4-mile oval located just a few miles from Emerald Isle, will be NASCAR sanctioned in 2017. The venue will host NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) racing action throughout the season. 

The opening race on April 16 will be the first NWAAS race at the track.

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Queen Wins Big At East Carolina

Adam Fenwick, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When Langley Speedway officials decided not to open for the 2016 season of racing, Brenden Queen found himself searching for a place to race.

Queen, who hails from Chesapeake, Virginia, and goes by the nickname “Butterbean” ended up landing at East Carolina Motor Speedway in Robersonville, North Carolina, after winning the season opening race at the three-eighths-mile oval on April 16.

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Helliwell Takes Home First Championship

Adam Fenwick, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - New Hampshire’s Helliwell family is well known for winning races in championships in the Northeast and this year another Helliwell added his name to the record books.

Dave Helliwell, from Pelham, New Hampshire, captured the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I super modified track championship at New Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway this year during his rookie season in the class. 

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Smith Makes History At Dominion Raceway

Adam Fenwick, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When a race track opens its doors for the first time, there are always a lot of firsts to be had. 

The first pole winner, the first feature winner and perhaps most importantly, the first track champion.

At Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, Virginia, Nick Smith can proudly say he was the first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I champion in the history of the new .4-mile oval that hosted its inaugural season of racing in 2016.

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MYRTLE BEACH TRACK FACTS


Myrtle Beach Speedway -- originally called Rambi Raceway -- was built in 1958. The facility is a 0.538-mile oval with 13 degrees of banking in the corners and nine degrees on the straightaways. Currently, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series headlines weekly racing activity at the track. The track is home to Late Model Stock Car racing's prestigious Myrtle Beach 400.

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EAST CAROLINA TRACK FACTS

-East Carolina is a 3/8-mile asphalt oval that opened in 1990.
-East Carolina is a high-banked facility, with 24 degrees of banking in the turns and 10 degrees on the straightaways.  
-Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ernie Irvan and Rick Mast have all raced at East Carolina.

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Pollard Celebrates First Win of 2017

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. – Bubba Pollard kicked-off the 2017 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season with a celebration in Victory Lane Saturday night at New Smyrna Speedway.

Pollard won the 31st Red Eye Super Late Model 100 after an intense finish with New Smyrna’s 2016 champion Brad May at the end of the 100-lap feature. 

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