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NWAAS Div. I Pts: Dumpert Buckles Down

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Cory Dumpert is excited for the chance to test himself against strong competition.

Dumpert, 24, of York, Nebraska, recently earned what he called the biggest win of his career at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. And it’s put him in position to go after the prestigious prize of a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state championship.

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A Decade Later, Lavallee Leads All American

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — When Rich Lavallee decided he wanted to get back into stock car racing in 2010, he said so on Facebook. What social media did by coincidence was help him find a family heirloom race car. Now he’s driving it to Victory Lane for the first time in 10 years.

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Brooks Navigates Challenges At Kalamazoo

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Mike “Bubba” Brooks is navigating his way through early season challenges at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway.

Brooks leads the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series outlaw super late model track and state point races. It’s taken relentless hard work.

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Success Drives Davison At Adams County

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR Whelen All-American Series hobby stock driver Andy Davison is in tenacious pursuit of goals this season.

Davison is among the track point leaders at Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa. He’s also in the top-20 of national Division V standings.

Davison, 29, of Clarinda, Iowa, placed second to Jeremy Purdy in the track point race and third in the dirt track Division V standings under the former Finalist Program last year.

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NWAAS Div. I Pts: Fleming Back In The Hunt

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A veteran of hardscrabble racing at one of the toughest tracks in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series got back in Victory Lane for the first time in two years. This month he shortened the time span between wins from two years to two weeks.

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Columbus Driver Menninger Optimistic

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Optimism abounds for Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway Crazy Compact division driver Jeremy Menninger. He’s aiming to keep his 2014 campaign up front.

Menninger led the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division IV standings for most of last season. He also led the track point race until the final weeks.

“As close as we were last year, we know we’re capable of running up front. Our goal is to finish on top,” said Menninger, who has a win and five top fives in six starts this year.

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Bassett Emerges Among Front Runners

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dillon Bassett made his debut among NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national point leaders this month, ranking as the No. 2 driver in the nation for the first three weeks of the season.

Bassett, 17, of Winston-Salem, N.C., didn’t plan to introduce his name to a national audience with such success.

“This is just the way it’s happening,” Bassett said. “Going into the season we had no intentions of being in championship point standings. We just wanted to focus on our equipment and try to win races.”

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NWAAS Div. I Pts: Manmiller's Rolling Start

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Doug Manmiller is on an early-season roller coaster at one of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series’ most competitive tracks.

Manmiller won three of the first six dirt modified features of 2014 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. He won there just once in 2013. A winning percentage of .500 after six starts at Grandview is enviable. The success is tempered with three races in which he did not finish.

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Swearengin Returns To Lebanon Victory Lane

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.— A three-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track champion recently won his first feature race in more than 10 years.

Tim Swearengin, 45, of Springfield, Mo., won the 25-lap modified feature at Lebanon (Mo.) I-44 Speedway May 3. Swearengin won three consecutive late model championships at the .375-mile banked paved oval 2000-02. He stopped racing at the end of the 2003 season. The track rejoined NASCAR in 2013 after a 10-year hiatus.

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Drive For Diversity Application Process Open

Official Release

CONCORD, N.C. – Each year NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity initiative and its competition arm, Rev Racing, seek to obtain the highest quality of applicants representing the most diverse backgrounds and develop them into successful NASCAR drivers.  This selection process begins with the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine. This year’s application process will open May 15. The application process will close for submission on August 15, 2014.

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