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Robertson Has Stellar Month at Bowman Gray

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A 17-year racing veteran at one of the nation’s most famous short tracks surged to a career-high mark this month.

Bryant Robertson is second in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series' Sportsman division track points at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., entering this Saturday’s Whelen Sportsman 100. The longest distance race of the year also offers double track points, making it an unpredictable ‘must see’ race.

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Gafforini Enjoying Fast Start In Vegas

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Scott Gafforini, his 15-year-old race car, and The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway are a winning trifecta – time and time again.

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Howard Piling Up Wins At Grandview

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Duane Howard knows what it’s like to be standing on the stage at the Convention Center at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and be honored as one of the top NASCAR Whelen All-American Series drivers in the nation.

And he knows what it’s going to take to get back to Charlotte.

After dropping from third in 2010 to 57th last season, Howard is having the start to the season that has him in position to contend for the title through the summer and into the fall.

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Consistency Puts Schutz Near Front

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Chuck Schutz Jr. is motivated to improve just one position over last year’s performance in the NASCAR Finalist Division II dirt track point standings.

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McCaskill Finds A Home Again At S. National

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Deac McCaskill took last year off, sold his equipment and gave it a shot at being a crew chief when he realized it wasn’t where he belonged.

And things all fell into place for him to get back on track.

He was fortunate to be able to buy back his old equipment and even worked out a deal for a new Late Model when his former track, Southern National Raceway Park in Kenly, N.C., found new owners and re-opened. In addition, the track kicked off 2012 under NASCAR-sanctioning.

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Falk Adds Hunter Index To Strong Start

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — CE Falk III has his eyes on the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship.

The 24-year-old from Norfolk Beach, Va., is off to a fast start in that quest. He’s already picked up five wins in the Late Model Divisions at three different tracks.

The performance also earned Falk the top spot for May in the Hunter Index, as voted on by a panel of auto racing writers and NASCAR representatives.

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Unique Title Hopes For Vermont's Bates

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WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Most teenagers are just beginning to learn how to drive on the street. Not Hunter Bates – he’s racing toward a NASCAR national championship.

In between classes at Middlebury (Vt.) Union High School, where he is an Honor Roll student, Bates will make his first attempt at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national title.  His season begins on Sunday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT with the 101.5 “The Fox” Spring Green.

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Myrtle Beach Embarks On New Era

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — An exciting new era opens this week at one of NASCAR’s most historic short tracks.

Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway, a .538-mile paved oval, opens with new ownership Sat., May 5.

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New Plans For New Season For Minn. Drivers

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Fifteen NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks open in May including two near Minneapolis, Minn. The Twin Cities-area tracks produced four different NASCAR Division I titlists in 2011. Each of those drivers is taking a different approach to their 2012 schedules.

Elko (Minn.) Speedway, a .375-mile banked paved oval opens Saturday, May 5. Raceway Park, a .250-mile paved oval in Shakopee opens Sunday, May 6. The tracks are home to hard core NASCAR Late Model racing.

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Texas Governor Perry Congratulates NASCAR’s Youngest 2011 State Champion

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Texas Governor Rick Perry welcomed NASCAR’s youngest state champion of 2011 to the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Tuesday, May 1.

Zachary “Zak” Hausler, now 17, of Tomball, Texas is one of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series most decorated champions of 2011. At 16 he won NASCAR’s Texas state championship, state Rookie of the Year Award, and the track championships and top rookie awards at Houston Motorsports Park and Thunderhill Raceway in Kyle.

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