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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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Eastbound Set To Begin NASCAR Era

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In the two years since purchasing the old Avondale Raceway, the Eastbound Park group has made extensive renovations and expansions to the facility with an eye on the future.

Tuesday, NASCAR and track officials helped usher in the new era at the track as Eastbound International Speedway in Avondale, Newfoundland & Labrador, celebrated becoming part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

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Huddleston Making His Own Mark

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Trevor Huddleston grew up watching his father visit Victory Lane at Irwindale Speedway, and collect championship trophies -- as a driver and a car owner.

Last year, it was Trevor's turn at the Los Angeles-area half-mile.

"It really meant a lot to me to win a championship at a place my dad won a championship at," said Huddleston. "It was pretty surreal, standing there in front of the crowd and having them give the trophy to me."

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Gille Follows In Family Footsteps

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jacob Gille has been around racing since he was in diapers watching his grandfather, father and uncle compete. His goal since childhood was to follow in their footsteps and to walk away a champion like his uncle, Jerry.

Now 27 years old, Gille made that dream a reality in 2015. He piloted his No. 50 Lonnie Held Plumbing/Windsor Auto Sales Chevrolet to the top of Rockford Speedway’s Late Model division with as well as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Illinois standings.

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