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Track Operators Enjoy Fun Weekend

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – More than 50 track operators from across the United States and Canada converged in Daytona Beach last weekend for the annual NASCAR Whelen All-American Series sanctioned Track Operators meetings.

The popular event is designed to bring all track operators, NASCAR officials and sponsors together to announce plans for the upcoming season and any new programs specifically designed for licensed members.

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Proctor Adds To Stature With Multiple Titles

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A 25-year dirt Modified racing veteran made the transition to pavement racing and enjoyed a career-best season in 2011.

Ron Proctor, 58, of Charlton, N.Y., spent almost his entire career racing on dirt until 2010 when his home tracks switched to pavement. Prior to 2010 he had raced his dirt Modified on pavement only twice.

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Crew Chief Key To Pohlman Success

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jeff Pohlman test drove a Late Model at Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho at the end of the 2009 season and immediately knew he wanted to compete in the NASCAR Whelen All-Ameican Series division fulltime.

Pohlman had just won the 2009 Pro Truck division championship as a rookie at the .333-mile paved oval, but he wanted to move up to the fastest cars.

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New Administration Welcomes Rocco

Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Keith Rocco wins Connecticut’s NASCAR state championship with such consistency that he was congratulated by a new administration recently. Rocco was greeted by Gov. Dan Malloy in the State Capitol Building in Hartford.

Rocco, 27, of Wallingford, won his fourth consecutive Connecticut state championship in 2011. Malloy, 56, of Stamford, took office as his state’s 88th governor in January 2011.

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BRE Teams With Rocco For 2012 Tour Season

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Boehler Racing Enterprises has announced that it will team with 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champion driver Keith Rocco to pilot the No. 3 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

This will be the first full-time Whelen Modified Tour ride for Rocco, from Wallingford, Conn. A multi-time champion in the weekly Modified divisions at a trio of Whelen All-American Series short tracks in Connecticut, Rocco has racked up more than 100 career victories. He has earned four-straight Connecticut state titles.

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Short Track Stars To Light Up Daytona

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The bright lights of the “World Center of Racing” will shine on the stars of NASCAR’s regional and touring series, as NASCAR announced today Daytona International Speedway will host the inaugural “UNOH Battle At The Beach” on Feb. 18-19, 2013.

The two-days of racing will be headlined by three non-points special events: the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR Whelen Modified tours, and the Late Model division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

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Odessa Champion Motor Speedway Joins NASCAR Whelen All-American Series

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — West Texas now has a home for NASCAR-sanctioned dirt track racing every Saturday night as Odessa Champion Motor Speedway has joined the NASCAR Whelen All American Series.

The .375-mile high-banked clay oval, located between Odessa and Midland, is now the third racing facility in the Lone Star State to be a part of NASCAR’s national championship program for weekly racing. It joins Houston Motorsports Park and Thunderhill Raceway in Kyle, Texas, both of which are .375-mile paved ovals.

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Revolution Park Brings NASCAR To Louisiana

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — One of America’s new generation weekly short tracks will re-launch this year with a new name, a new owner and a new NASCAR sanction.

Revolution Park Racing and Entertainment Complex in Monroe, La., will be part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. The series is NASCAR’s national championship program for weekly racing.

The 55-acre complex features a state-of-the-art .375-mile concrete oval with 12 degrees of banking. Its prime location is on the frontage road near busy Interstate 20 just east of Monroe, La.

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Duvall Honored By Oklahoma Gov. Fallin

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A veteran of more than 30 years of dirt track racing received a career high honor Tuesday.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin welcomed 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state champion Joe Duvall to her state capitol office in Oklahoma City. In addition to the state title, Duvall won the 2011 dirt Modified track championship at the NASCAR-sanctioned Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway.

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Carlson Rebounds To Win Rockford Title

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Ryan Carlson attained one of the nation’s toughest-to-win pavement Late Model division track championships in 2011. He became only the sixth different driver in 25 seasons to take the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series title at Rockford (Ill.) Speedway while snagging the 2011 NASCAR Illinois state championship, as well.

Carlson worked his way through the ups and downs of the racing season that included a winless streak of more than a month.

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