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Whelen Euro Series New & Notes: Tours

By Stéphane Enout, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

BLOIS, France – What better place than the Tours Speedway to host the first event for the newly rebranded NASCAR Whelen Euro Series? 

The new name for the official NASCAR series in Europe was introduced on July 1 in Paris. The long-term partnership between Team FJ and Whelen Engineering that will run through the 2019 season gave birth to the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. The ceremony was held on Quai de Grenelle in Paris and took place between the Parisian Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower.

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A New Era In Europe

Official Release

BLOIS, France – NASCAR, Whelen Engineering and Team FJ are pleased to announce a longterm partnership represented by the launch of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, the new name of the NASCAR European touring series.

The entitlement sponsorship deal is effective immediately and is through 2019. The first event under the new NASCAR Whelen Euro Series name will be July 6-7 at France’s Tours Speedway.

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Papis Enters Tours & Monza Events

Euro Racecar Series Release

BLOIS, France – Italian driver Max Papis has entered for the race on the Tours Speedway (Indre-et-Loire) on July 6-7, and for the Italian round on his home turf on the Monza circuit on Sept. 28-29.

Papis is an eclectic driver who has racked an impressive set of results in all categories of motor sport, and he is the perfect example of a European racer competing at the top level in the NASCAR International Series. He was intrigued by the success of the Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series with the European fans and will drive for the No. 33 OverDrive team.

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Record Setter For Vilarino

By Stéphane Enout, Euro-Racecar

LONGFIELD, U.K. – The first American SpeedFest at the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit is in the books and it proved to be a record-setting event with Ander Vilarino collecting his sixth consecutive Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series victory.

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Vilarino Remains Perfect

By Stéphane Enout, Euro-Racecar

LONGFIELD, U.K. – Ander Vilarino won the first Elite Division race on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit at the American SpeedFest on Saturday in Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series action. 

The Spaniard scored his fifth victory of the season in five outings, but it didn’t come easy. 

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Road To The USA For Young Drivers

By Stéphane Enout, Euro-Racecar

BLOIS, France – Since coming under the NASCAR umbrella prior to the 2012 season the Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series is a place for driver development for those aspiring to the upper levels of stock-car racing. With the help of Pierjacomini Management a new program has been put in place to prepare young drivers as young as 14 years of age to race in NASCAR events.

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Euro-Racecar News & Notes: Brands Hatch

By Stéphane Enout, Euro-Racecar

BLOIS, France – The fifth and sixth rounds of the Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series will take place on June 8-9 on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit. With an American Speedfest theme, the event will have an American motorsport feel to give the English fans a taste of NASCAR. Drivers representing 13 nationalities will be on hand to try and end the domination of Ander Vilarino and Josh Burdon in the Elite and Open classifications, respectively.

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NASCAR Awards Return To Charlotte

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the postseason awards dates for the annual NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards and the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Series Awards, set for Dec. 13 and 14 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame / Charlotte Convention Center.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards will take place Friday, Dec. 13. Among those honored will be the 2013 national champion, 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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Sherwin-Williams Becomes Official Partner

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR® and Sherwin-Williams today announced a multi-year partnership designating the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies as the ”Official Paint of NASCAR.” Sherwin-Williams, a FORTUNE 500 company, will leverage its new designation for architectural paint and the power of NASCAR’s intellectual property to activate at its more than 3,500 stores nationwide and ignite the passion of its customers – many of whom are fiercely brand-loyal fans of the sport.

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Dijon Double For Vilarino

By Stéphane Enout, Euro-Racecar

DIJON, France – The Sunday results at the Dijon-Prenois circuit – round 2 of the 2013 Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series – had a touch of déjà vu about them. Like the season opener at Nogaro, France, Ander Vilarino and Josh Burdon won the second races in the Elite and Open Divisions. 

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