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Rookie Newell Leads New Generation At I-44

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — J.C. Newell’s steady climb up the racing ladder achieved new height this year. Newell, 17, of Stoutland, Mo., is a rookie in NASCAR pavement Late Models at historic Lebanon (Mo.) I-44 Speedway.

Winning in one of short track racing’s most competitive divisions is the biggest challenge yet in his 13-year career. He won the track’s 2012 Sportsman division championship with five wins. The accomplishments opened a car owner’s door to Late Model racing this year.

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Brown Gets Fast Start At Caraway Speedway

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Ryan Brown’s future involvement in NASCAR racing was foretold in the year 2000. With a freshly minted first driver’s license in his pocket at age 16, Brown embarked on his first road trip. He was off to see NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competition. It put him on a career path that led to multiple championships at Caraway Speedway, a .455-mile banked paved oval in Asheboro, N.C.

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Spieker In Top Form

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Chris Spieker is leading Adams County Speedway’s NASCAR dirt Late Model point standings for the first time since his 2009 track championship.

Spieker returned to the Corning, Iowa NASCAR Whelen All-American Series dirt track in 2012. Plagued by some uncharacteristic engine and chassis issues, the summer became one of rebuilding. At season’s end, he felt confident about the 2013 season ahead.

He came out of the box fast this year.

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Krick Set For Kalamazoo Breakthrough

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Luke Krick built his racing career step by step. His goal this year is to reach new heights in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competition at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway.

Krick competes in the Outlaw Super Late Model division at the .375-mile banked paved oval. His quests are to get his first career Kalamazoo NASCAR Division I feature win and improve on his best track point finish of seventh last year. He placed sixth in 2012 NASCAR state points with a record included five top-fives and nine top-10s in 13 starts.

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NASCAR Awards Return To Charlotte

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the postseason awards dates for the annual NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards and the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Series Awards, set for Dec. 13 and 14 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame / Charlotte Convention Center.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards will take place Friday, Dec. 13. Among those honored will be the 2013 national champion, as well as track champions from 55 tracks across the United States and Canada, state and provincial champions and top rookies.

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Dallenbach Among New Smyrna Leaders

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A teenage NASCAR racing rookie is off to a fast start this year.

Kate Dallenbach stands third in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Pro Late Model track point standings at New Smyrna Speedway in Samsula, Fla. She’s just four tallies behind Larry Blount and Zachary Jarrell who are tied for the point lead. Her best finish so far is second place to Blount on April 27.

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Falk Climbs Whelen All-American Standings

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Trending numbers can sometimes forecast the future. C.E. Falk’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series numbers are trending toward the top.

With the debut of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings this week, Falk opens the season ranked fifth in the series’ Top 500. He has three wins and nine top fives in 10 starts. He enters this weekend leading the NASCAR Late Model track point race by two over Matthew Waltz at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va.

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Rocco Aiming High In National Race

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Despite an early season injury, Keith Rocco expects to be a contender in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national point race. Rocco was the series’ 2010 national champion and placed second to Lee Pulliam for the 2012 national title. Pulliam is off to an early lead in the 2013 national point race.

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Sherwin-Williams Becomes Official Partner

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR® and Sherwin-Williams today announced a multi-year partnership designating the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies as the ”Official Paint of NASCAR.” Sherwin-Williams, a FORTUNE 500 company, will leverage its new designation for architectural paint and the power of NASCAR’s intellectual property to activate at its more than 3,500 stores nationwide and ignite the passion of its customers – many of whom are fiercely brand-loyal fans of the sport.

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2013 Overview: Whelen All-American Series

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series is NASCAR’s national championship program for weekly short track auto racing. The program brings NASCAR-sanctioned racing to the hometown level at more than 50 tracks. By the end of May, all participating tracks in the U.S. and Canada are scheduled to be open for the series’ 32nd season.

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