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Columbus’ Kyer Hopes For Division IV Title

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As a child, Corey Kyer dreamed of racing at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway and one day winning races and maybe a championship. 

This season, that dream may become a reality.

Kyer has moved into the top spot in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division IV standings and leads A.J. Sanders Jr., who competes in North Carolina at Bowman-Gray Stadium (Winston-Salem) and Caraway Speedway (Sophia), by 17 points as the season enters its stretch run to the finish.

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Trio Of Elko Drivers Race For Minnesota Title

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Elko Speedway is known throughout the Midwest as one of the nicest short-track facilities in the region. From first-class fan accommodations to a drive-in movie theater on site, there is something for everyone at the track.

The one thing that all fans in the area are drawn to the most?  The best NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action featured at the track each week.

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NASCAR Formalizes On-Track Incident Procedure For Competitors

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In its continued efforts to evolve the safety of its sport, NASCAR announced Friday that it will add a rule that addresses on-track incidents as part of its race procedures. The rule, listed as Section 9-16, will be an addendum to the NASCAR rule book and will apply to all of its racing series, effective immediately.

Section 9-16 On-Track Incident Procedure

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Road To NASCAR Paved With Perseverance

Karmen Robinson, Rev Racing

CONCORD, N.C. — Devon Amos starts every day by writing down ten things he’s thankful for. One of those is his opportunity to drive for Rev Racing. He traveled more than 1,400 miles from his Rio Rancho, New Mexico, home to drive for the team. 

Amos became interested in racing at 9-years-old after watching a cartoon called, “NASCAR Racers.” The show had an ethnically diverse cast as well as both male and female drivers.

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Friendly Rivals Compete For Division V Title

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –Donavan Beacham practically grew up in a race car, while Brian King just started racing a few years ago after Beacham introduced him to the sport.

Now the two drivers are competing for a national championship.

It’s not the first time a pair of drivers who compete at the same track are challenging for a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division V championship, but it might be the first time friendly rivals who met five years ago are this close in the standings this late in the season.

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Family Support Paves Way In Colorado

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Colorado National Speedway is a well-known track located in Dacono, Colorado, that has featured some of the best racing in the state for decades, and this year is no exception. The name atop the leader board in the Super Late Model standings, however, is new. 

Dominic Ursetta is having a season most drivers only dream about at his home track, and the 26-year-old driver is quick to share the credit for his success.

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Sixty Years … And Still Running

By Tom Bryant, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- On August 8, 1955, a gallon of milk cost about $.80, a gallon of gas cost less than a quarter, the average price for a home was $22,000, and Spencer Speedway in Williamson, New York featured some of the best short track racing in the Northeast.

In the sixty years since, many things have changed dramatically.  Milk is well over $3.00 a gallon, gas on average is north of $3.50 a gallon, and the average home price in the U.S. is nearly $235,000.

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Umbenhauer Goes For Lucky Number 7

By Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jared Umbenhauer is on a hot streak.

One of two drivers in Division II of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series with a double-digit win total, Umbenhauer is riding a six-race winning streak at Grandview Speedway in the Sportsman division at the historic dirt track in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania. The second generation driver will go after his seventh win in a row this weekend as part of the track’s biggest summer event, the Forrest Rogers Memorial.

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Utica-Rome Duo Chase NASCAR Titles

By Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Utica-Rome Speedway has produced its share of championship battles over the years. Most notably, the West Winfield, N.Y., track was home to NASCAR Hall of Fame member Richie Evans and his long-time rival and fellow native New Yorker Jerry Cook, just to name a few.

In its first year back under the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series banner, the track has once again produced another classic battle between two drivers.

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Gherardi Continues To Impress at Beech Ridge

Tim Southers, NASCAR

Daytona Beach, Fla. – As a high school physics teacher, Sally Gherardi is well acquainted with momentum, motion and mechanics.

As a race car driver, she’s put those principals to use with great success.

The 37-year-old from Gorham, Maine, leads the SportsSeries Division, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division II at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine. 

She uses her experiences on the race tracks to help educate her students and feels that this provides a good opportunity to put the two things she loves together.

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