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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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Cedar Lake Speedway Hosts USA Nationals

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Special events are the hallmark for short-tracks across the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series – dates that fans and competitors alike, circle on the calendar.

One of the biggest in the Midwest will take place this weekend as Cedar Lake Speedway plays host to the 27th Annual USA Nationals.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I Late Models will compete on both Friday and Saturday nights during the three-day event, scheduled to begin Thursday.

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Underdog No More: Papini Leads At Rockford

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Last year at Illinois’ Rockford Speedway, Alex Papini felt like everybody was pulling for him.

He got his first NASCAR win. He won the Stanley Steemer Late Model Division championship at the high-banked quarter-mile, and earned the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Illinois championship.

Which means this year, everybody’s gunning for him.

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Thompson Nearly Perfect At Junction

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dillon Thompson has a simple racing philosophy.

"I like to win everything," Thompson said. "If we're out there in hot laps, I like to pass cars. I'm real competitive. I always like to be the first one."

Fortunately for the 21-year-old from Hastings, Neb., he hasn't had to deal with not being first much this year in his NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing.

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NWAAS Div. I Pts: Sherman Eyes 4th Crown

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Todd Sherman has been doing this long enough to know that nothing is for sure in racing.

With four Reineke Modified Division races remaining on the schedule at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, the veteran driver from Churubusco, Indiana, is closing in on his fifth straight championship – and fourth under the NASCAR banner.

“We know anything can happen, but we do everything we can to prepare the car,” said Sherman, who will turn 50 on August 3. “I don’t let the pressure get to me. I just go out there and try to win races.”

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NWAAS Div. I Pts: Anders Defends Turf

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Anthony Anders knows if he’s going to win his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship, he’s going to have to beat some pretty stout competition.

Saturday, Anders got a first-hand look at one of his biggest challengers.

Two-time defending national champion Lee Pulliam of Semora, North Carolina, paid a visit to Anders’ home track of Greenville Pickens Speedway in South Carolina. And the Easley, South Carolina, driver emerged with a pair of 40-lap Late Model Stock Car feature victories.

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NASCAR and Whelen Expand Relationship

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR announced today it has reached an agreement with Chester, Conn., and Charlestown, N.H.-based Whelen Engineering to enhance its long-standing status as the Official Warning Lights of NASCAR with the additional position as the Official Vehicle Illumination Lights of NASCAR.

The expansion adds to Whelen’s NASCAR portfolio, which includes entitlement sponsorship of two regional touring series, an international touring series and the weekly racing series.

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Latimer Keeps Family Tradition Rolling

By Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It is no wonder that Jordan Latimer was destined to be a race car driver. The 15-year-old, third-generation driver has been racing since he was seven-years-old and his family have been fixtures at Barrie Speedway.

Latimer’s mother, Laurie, raced at the track along with her brother Kevin for years, but it was her father and Jordan’s grandfather – Garry Reynolds – that made the mark for the family at the historic track in Ontario.

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Tucson Season Opener Set For Saturday

By Tom Bryant, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a six year hiatus, NASCAR racing returns to Tucson Speedway Saturday night. 

And, as one may expect from a track with Tucson’s unique history, Saturday night will offer something for fans of all ages – with four divisions of exciting NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competition leading the attractions.

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Grala Has Momentum Heading Into NHMS

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kaz Grala is hoping that his recent on-track success will give him momentum heading into Friday’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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