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Pulliam Eyes Second Straight National Title

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As the calendar is set to turn to August, time is running out for challengers looking to dethrone Lee Pulliam.

The 24-year-old Semora, N.C., driver has led the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national points the entire season as he looks to become just the third driver to win multiple national championships.

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Rookie Garcia Sets Irwindale Record

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The road to the highest levels of NASCAR is long and full of many challenges. It takes dedication, hard work and many long nights. For 16-year-old Juan Esteban Garcia, it also includes a 10-hour transnational commute.

The Bogotá, Colombia, driver and his parents travel to the United States once a month to compete in NASCAR events at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway. Saturday night, Garcia made history at the half-mile track outside of Los Angeles when he became the youngest driver to win a Division I feature at the track.

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Rost Aiming For The Top

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Rost methodically built his NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing career. He worked his way from four cylinder cars through Hobby Stocks.

Rost, 20, of Utica, Neb., eventually found the right person and the right equipment to move up to B-Modifieds. He quickly became a contender. Still not satisfied, he challenged himself to race at many speedways. He learned to adapt to each track, their changing race night conditions, and the competition.

“I just wanted to get as much seat time at as many tracks as I could,” Rost said.

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Rookie Shane Lee Leading At Hickory

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Shane Lee is posting notable results in a double-duty NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season at a challenging track.
 
Lee has won races and is among track point race leaders in two divisions at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

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Lebens A Mainstay At Raceway Park

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — John Lebens and Raceway Park in Shakopee, Minn., have been inseparable for more than two decades. He’s been looking after the 57-year-old speedway’s every need for the last 15 years.

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Rogers Sets Standard Of Excellence

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — David Rogers has seen and been part of racing history since the early 1970s. He’s the 1994 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion and a nationally known pavement Super Late Model racing icon. The Orlando, Fla., driver’s career will pass its 40th anniversary late this year.

At 58, Rogers is an elder statesman in Florida racing circles. He still sets the bar for success and he’s not slowing down.

Rogers has deep racing roots.

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Finchum Breaks Into National Top 10

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Chad Finchum is making a name for himself only months into his first full-time NASCAR racing season at Kingsport (Tenn.) Speedway. He’s ranked as the No. 8 driver in the nation just 18 races into his NASCAR Whelen All-American Series career.

Finchum, 18, of Knoxville, Tenn., also leads the NASCAR Late Model division points standings at Kingsport as well as the state point race. He was inactive this past weekend due to a rainout.

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Loomis Winning Back Home At Cedar Lake

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A 15-year racing veteran returned to his NASCAR Home Track this year to compete for a long-sought championship.

Mike Loomis, 42, of Columbus, Minn., is enjoying his NASCAR Whelen All-American Series homecoming. He posted his fourth win in five NASCAR Pro Stock starts Saturday night at Cedar Lake Speedway, a .375-mile banked clay oval in New Richmond, Wis.

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Commercial Success At Riverhead Raceway

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track is the subject of an award winning television commercial, which features a rising star in NASCAR Modifieds and his view from the driver’s seat.

The original 2012 version of the commercial for Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway recently won an industry award for cinematography. The updated 2013 version began its two-month run on June 24. The ad was shot with five HD cameras mounted on a NASCAR Modified driven by Timmy Solomito. It can be seen on Cablevision’s News 12 Long Island, an all local, all news channel.

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National Points A Dead Heat

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — With two and a half months remaining in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season, Deac McCaskill and defending national champion Lee Pulliam are virtually even.

Both Late Model drivers have 728 points, which Pulliam holding the tiebreaker edge by virtue of wins, 15-10.

“It’s pretty cool, to be honest,” McCaskill said. “We set a goal this season to finish in the top three in the nation, and we’ve been surpassing that goal all year. There’s still a long way to go and a lot of racing to do.”

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