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National Title Race Heats Up

By Adam Fenwick, Special To

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With the summer months well and truly upon us, the stage is beginning to be set in the battle for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I national championship.

With a little more than two months of racing left before the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season comes to a close on Sept. 18, Virginia’s Matt Bowling and Connecticut’s Keith Rocco find themselves at the front of the line in the battle for the championship.

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Joanides Back In The Fast Lane

By Adam Fenwick, Special To

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It wasn’t all that long ago that Nick Joanides was standing on the sidelines as he watched his protégé Christian McGhee move up the ranks at California’s Irwindale Speedway.

Joanides, a two-time former Irwindale track champion who nearly won the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship in 2009, stepped away from the sport following the conclusion of the 2009 season.

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Byington Collects Degree And Wins

By Chase Brashears, Special To

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Five wins in the first six races of the season is a record that any driver would dream about.

For Billy Byington, that dream has been reality this season at Kingsport (Tennessee) Speedway. Byington won the season-opening Pure-4 event at the concrete oval on March 26 and has visited Victory Lane four times since in only six races.

“This season has been unbelievable so far,” said Byington. “Fantastic really. We haven’t had any major issues and it has been all smooth sailing.”

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Purdy Proves Quick Study To Late Models

By Adam Fenwick, Special To

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Taking into consideration that 2016 is Chase Purdy’s first year racing a late model stock car, he is off to a fantastic start.

Driving for the same Hawk-McCall Motorsports team that helped develop NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie and former NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion Ben Rhodes, the 16-year-old Mississippi native has won seven times in 11 starts between South Carolina’s Greenville Pickens Speedway and Myrtle Beach Speedway.

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New Faces Off To Fast Starts

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A new season, and new faces are leading the national championship charge across the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

With the debut of Alaska Raceway and the opener for Minnesota’s Elko Speedway this weekend, the season will be officially underway at the 59 tracks across the United States and Canada.

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A New Frontier For Racing

Heather McGee, Alaska Raceway

Alaska Raceway Park roared to life on Labor Day of 1964 as Polar Dragway.

The historic venue in Palmer, Alaska, embarks on a new era on Saturday. Racing will officially commence on the recently completed oval track as NASCAR comes to Alaska.

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Future Stars Come From Across Globe

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Two are following in the footsteps of their former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driving fathers. One is a long-time racer who competed on the reality television show “Survivor,” and later added a degree from Stanford University. Another is one of the fastest rising stock car drivers in the Midwest. There is even a pair of international phenoms.

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Pit Box: East Thunders Into Bristol

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR


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Richardson Celebrates Championship Feat

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -  Eric Richardson kept a trend alive this past season when he collected his first track championship title at Bakersfield, California’s Kern County Raceway Park.

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Tillison Has Record-Setting Season at Salina

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - One thing is certain about the pursuit of the 2015 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship – it didn’t come easy for Lee Pulliam thanks to the efforts of Thomas Tillison Jr.

Tillison served notice to the other competitors in the NWAAS that and other dirt racers are here to challenge the asphalt world for championships.

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