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PRACTICE: Vilarino Off To Fast Start

By Stéphane Enout, Euro-Racecar

NOGARO, France – Defending Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series champion Ander Vilarino got off to a fast start on Friday in Nogaro 200 practice at Circuit Paul Armagnac.

Vilarino, hailing from Donostia, Spain, made his way around the 14-turn, 2.260-mile road course behind the wheel of his No. 2 TFT/Banco Santander Chevrolet in 94.622 seconds for an average speed of 85.984 mph which was more than a second faster than the second-place car of his teammate Anthony Gandon (No. 7 TFT/E. Leclerc Chevrolet) with a time of 95.739 seconds (84.981 mph).

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Euro-Racecar News & Notes: Nogaro

Euro-Racecar Release

BLOIS, France – The Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series kicks off its 2013 season on March 30-April 1 at Circuit Paul Armagnac in Nogaro, France. The series in its second year under the NASCAR banner opened at the same track a year ago.

A varied group of contenders will look to dethrone 2012 Elite champion Ander Vilarino. This year the Euro-Racecar Series – in growth mode – expects to attract more than 50 drivers representing 11 different countries.

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Scorpus Racing Steps Up Program

Team Release

BLOIS, France – Last year, Scorpus Racing won the Open title with Simon Escallier behind the wheel, and in 2013 the Nogaro-based French squad is starting the season on a high note thanks to partnerships signed with Microsoft France, Xbox and Forza Motorsport. 

Alain Veyssière has doubled the size of his race shop at the Nogaro circuit to take the next step in the development of his team. In another step, Michel Carbon will oversee the technical aspects of the team.

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Rapido Racing Joins Forces With Still Racing

Team Release

BLOIS, France – With two weeks to go to until the kick-off of the 2013 Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series season, Eric Hélary’s Still Racing team has joined forces with Joaquin Gabarron’s Rapido Racing. The Toulouse, France-based squad will run four cars and is determined to win all three titles.

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Vilarino Teams Again With TFT

Team Release

BLOIS, France – The 2012 Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series champion Ander Vilarino returns in 2013 to defend his title and will spearhead the TFT team’s attack as it adds two cars to the effort.

Vilarino is excited about the opportunity to repeat.

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VIDEO: Scenes From Daytona

A Look Back At The UNOH Battle At The Beach

February 27, 2013 - 12:54pm

Again this season, NASCAR Home Tracks will feature a video recap of select events.

"Scenes From Daytona" is a look back at the inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach held Feb. 18-19 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

The new .4-mile short-track oval at "The World Center of Racing" provided plenty of excitement with last-lap drama determing each of the three races that made up the historic event.

Kyle Larson kicked it off by winning the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model race as he bumped his way past C.E. Falk III. Steve Park followed suit in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race after some contact with Mike Stefanik. In the finale, 16-year-old Cameron Hayley got together with Gray Gaulding before emerging victorious in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series portion of the first-year event.



Hayley Surges To K&N Win At UNOH Battle

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Starting anew is rare for teenagers, but it paid off for Cameron Hayley.

Hayley, a 16-year-old out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, battled back from an earlier incident and banged fenders with Gray Gaulding in a drag race to the checkered flag to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at the UNOH Battle At The Beach on Tuesday night at Daytona International Speedway.

It was the first race with Gene Price Motorsports for Hayley, who picked up his first NASCAR victory and led just one lap on the night – the all-important final one.

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News & Notes: UNOH Battle At The Beach


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A talented young winner in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series has been paired with a two-time Canadian champion, as Bill McAnally Racing brings a two-car effort to the UNOH Battle At The Beach at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 18 and 19.

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Vilarino Ready For Daytona Challenge

By Stéphane Enout, Euro-Racecar

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach at Daytona International Speedway is a new challenge for all of the competitors, especially for Ander Vilarino, the 2012 Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series champion.

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Exotics Racing By FJ To Offer Opportunities

By Stéphane Enout, Euro-Racecar

BLOIS, France - Since Euro-Racecar was created in 2009, its role was to train European drivers and those from all over the world to race in NASCAR, specifically in the United States. Another crucial step in this direction has been taken with the creation the Exotics Racing by FJ team based in Las Vegas, whose program will be devoted to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. The overall level of competition is very high in this series and serves as an ideal launch pad to NASCAR’s national series for drivers and teams alike.

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