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Pollaro Livin’ Large In Texas

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Texan Rick Pollaro fields an unusually large number of competitive cars in several NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions.

Pollaro, 49, of Canyon Lake, Texas, had a fast rise to the top. He’s been racing for only three years.  As an owner-driver he leads the BWFS Coke Truck division point standings at Houston Motorsports Park. He also competes at Central Texas Speedway in Kyle, Texas. Trucks are NASCAR Finalist Division II at both .375-mile paved ovals.

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Champions Sellers, Pulliam Split Wins

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Two NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champions squared off in two 125-lap features Saturday night, and each went to Victory Lane.

Defending national champ Lee Pulliam, 25, of Semora, N.C., and 2005 title holder Peyton Sellers, 29, of Danville, Va., split twin 125-lap feature wins at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va.

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

By Travis Barrett, Special To NASCAR Home Tracks

PLAINVILLE, Conn. – He can talk to you for hours on end about racing.

He can tell you how a race played out, both in front of him and behind him, in the closing laps of an event. He can tell you about top-end speeds and low-end horsepower. He can tell you exactly what each shock on each corner of the race car means in terms of performance.

Truth be told, he can also offer an unfiltered opinion on virtually every other racer in the garage, too, when you get him fired up enough.

But ask Ted Christopher about himself, and, well, he sort of clams up.

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Seven Straight For Scott At Stockton

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champion driver made some shifts in his racing program for 2013. The results are a stunning seven consecutive wins so far.

Matt Scott, 21, of Pine Grove, Calif., focused his NASCAR Late Model effort exclusively at Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway this year. He is undefeated entering Saturday’s twin 50s at the quarter-mile banked asphalt oval.

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Rookie Sever A Winner At Motordrome

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A NASCAR Whelen All-American Series pavement Late Model rookie is making the most of his first season. Meanwhile the series’ national point leader won three times over the weekend, enhancing his quest for a second consecutive national championship. Six weeks of racing remain in a point race that ends Sept. 15.

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Ovitt Enjoys Opportunity of Lifetime

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  — A veteran of race wins and track championships is optimistic about the second half of the season at his NASCAR Home Track.

Alby Ovitt joined team NASCAR Late Model Sportsman team owner Jeff Hill at Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway late last year. The audition went well, with Ovitt winning a regular season race and then the division’s post-season Oktoberfest race. They ramped up their NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program for 2013.

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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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