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Positive Changes At Southern National

By Andy Marquis, Special To NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- New is the operative word for 2015 at Southern National Motorsports Park.

The offseason brought sweeping changes to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track in Lucama, North Carolina, and re-energized the racing and brought Southern National into an era of resurgence.

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Hamlin Showdown On The Horizon

By Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — There are several well-known special event late model stock race events each year for competitors in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, and one of the most prestigious will take place next Thursday at Virginia’s famed South Boston Speedway.

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Yarbrough To Defend Title At Myrtle Beach

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Sam Yarbrough will launch his bid for a third-consecutive NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track championship at Myrtle Beach Speedway when the famed South Carolina oval opens its 2015 season this Saturday.

Although his primary focus has now shifted toward chasing a fourth career championship, Yarborough took time to reflect on his 2014 crown as the new season dawns. While that was not his first title run, it might have been the most memorable.

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Richardson Celebrates Title With Family

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Winning championships in California is nothing new to Brian Richardson. But his 2014 trophy was a little more meaningful thanks to the many family members who helped him through the year.

Richardson rolled to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship in the CITGO Late Model Division at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California. He had 10 wins and finished in the top five in all 20 races.

It wasn’t as easy as it looked for the 39 year-old Bakersfield native.

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Frailey Doubles Up On Trophies

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jeran Frailey successfully defending his Salina Highbanks Speedway championship, and got a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state title to go along with it.

Frailey captured the 360 Modified Division title at .375-mile clay high-banked oval and claimed the Oklahoma championship.

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Strunk Celebrates Milestone With Title

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — While this isn’t his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track championship at Grandview Speedway, it might just be the sweetest for veteran driver Jeff Strunk.

Strunk used a pair of wins and consistency by finishing in the top-10 in 18 of his 20 starts to win his 10th title at his home track. The Boyertown, Pennsylvania, native was able to use his consistent runs to outdistance Duane Howard in the final standings (5,332-5,165) in the NASCAR 358 Modified Division at the track.

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Minnesota Lt. Governor Welcomes Goede

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — After traveling around the Midwest racing regionally for the past several years, Jacob Goede stayed home and captured his first super late model track championship at Elko Speedway in 2014. The Carver, Minnesota, native has since experienced quite the memorable offseason.

In addition to his track title, the 30-year-old also became just the third driver to win the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Minnesota state championship. With that comes unique opportunities, and he experienced one of those recently.

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Howard Enjoys Another Pennsylvania Title

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Every driver and team start the season with goals and veteran racer Duane Howard met one of his goals in grand style last year. 

Howard used consistent finishes at legendary Grandview Speedway to win the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Pennsylvania state championship in 2014. He was able to outdistance fellow Grandview competitor Jeff Strunk by just nine points (567-558) to take home the prestigious honor for the fourth time in his career.

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Norman Rides Wave Of Success In Southwest

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ron Norman fondly refers to the recent developments in his racing career as coming full circle. The same can be said for Arizona’s Tucson Speedway, the track where Norman has achieved so much of his success.

Tucson was reunited with its deep NASCAR roots midway through 2014 when NASCAR Whelen All-American Series-sanctioned racing returned to the famed .375-mile oval. Norman wanted to be the first to capitalize on the renewed relationship, and like many other times in his career, he succeeded.

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A New Day For Greenville Pickens Speedway

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The month of March means spring is just around the corner, and for most NASCAR Whelen All-American Series fans, its means their favorite NASCAR Home Track is ready to reopen for the 2015 season. This weekend there are four member tracks opening up for the year.

Historic Hickory Motor Speedway opens for its 65th season on Saturday night along with Houston Motorsports Park. 

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