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Rocco Rolls To Seventh Straight Conn. Crown

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Keith Rocco is in the business of collecting checkered flags and championships, and for the seventh year in a row, business was good.

The 29-year-old wheelman from Wallingford, Connecticut, first captured the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship in The Nutmeg State in 2008. He has yet to relinquish the title.

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Yackey Enters Motorsports Hall Of Fame

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bruce Yackey knew since he was in high school that he wanted to drive a race car. He and his uncle built a mini-stock car and the rest is history.

Yackey groomed his driving skills through the years and quickly moved up the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series ladder. He began racing Sportsman and eventually Late Models at Colorado National Speedway.

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Christopher Builds On Stafford Legacy

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the most successful driver in the long and storied history of Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway, Ted Christopher has little left to accomplish. At this point it’s just about round numbers.

“Somebody asked me at the beginning of the year if there was any goal I was looking for,” Christopher said. “I said, ‘Well I would like to get to 10, but I’ve got to get to nine first’. So now I guess I’ve got to look for 10 in the next couple of years.”

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Pulliam Survives Wild Finish In Martinsville

Tim Southers, NASCAR

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Lee Pulliam realized a few weeks ago that he didn’t have a chance to win his third straight NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship but what he accomplished Sunday might ease a little bit of his frustration at not getting another title.

Pulliam took the lead on the restart of a green-white-checkered finish from Peyton Sellers and went on to win his second grandfather clock winning the MDCU 300 for the second time in four years. Pulliam’s first Martinsville victory came in 2011.

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A Chance To Make History

By Andy Marquis, Race22.com

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – One of NASCAR’s oldest and most prestigious tracks will be in action this weekend, but not for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing. 

On Saturday and Sunday, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Cars will take on ‘the paperclip’ known as Martinsville Speedway for the 45th time in the Martinsville DuPont Credit Union (MDCU) 300.

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Young Multicultural And Female Drivers Compete For Spot In NASCAR

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Twenty multicultural and female race car drivers from the United States, Canada and Latin America will participate in the 11th Annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) Combine Oct. 13-15 with hopes of earning a spot in the 2015 NASCAR D4D Class in partnership with Rev Racing.

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Umbanhauer, Plowman, Sanders & Beacham Earn National Titles

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — For four drivers, Friday morning brought a unique phone call.

Jared Umbanhauer, Jon Plowman, AJ Sanders and Donavan Beacham got the news from NASCAR that they were 2014 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champions champions.

“That’s crazy,” said the 26-year-old Beacham. “It’s kind of unbelievable. I never really ran for a championship. I wasn’t trying to run for points at the beginning of the season. We started getting a little better, started moving up (in the points) and it just kind of blew up from there.”

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Anders Completes Journey To National Title

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Anthony Anders was sitting with friends in the grandstands off Turn 4 at historic Greenville Pickens Speedway when he got the itch to give this racing thing a try. Twenty years later, the Easley, South Carolina, driver has reached the pinnacle of short-track racing.

Anders is the 2014 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship.

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Hunley Named Director of Weekly Racing

By Tom Bryant, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With a resume featuring more than 40 years in motorsports, Kenny Hunley is well acquainted with NASCAR’s short-track racing program. This week, the Kingsport, Tennessee, native was named the new NASCAR Director of Weekly Racing.

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From Hickory To Homestead

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Josh Berry has a lot to be happy about and this week has been a good week for the 23-year-old native of Hendersonville, Tennessee.

He just won his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model division championship at Hickory Motor Speedway – and second overall – and announced he will be making his second career NASCAR Nationwide Series start in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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