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Father & Son Points Leaders At Lake County

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Michael Reed Sr. knew before age 10 what he wanted to be when he grew up.

“I wanted to be a fireman, a policeman and a race car driver. When dad took us to the Lake County Speedway three or four nights a year when I was four or five years old, I knew right then I wanted to drive race cars,” Reed Sr. said. “We lived a few miles from the track and could hear them racing every week.”

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Partridge Career Revolves Around Irwindale

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The career of Ryan Partridge revolves around Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway’s half-mile paved oval at Irwindale Event Center. The track is the core of the sprawling multi-purpose facility, and Partridge knows the track better than most. He’s also becoming acquainted with the new half-mile paved oval of Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif.

Partridge, 25, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is one of the longest running active veterans at Irwindale. He’s been racing there for about 10 years and enjoyed a lot of success.

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Plowman Finds New Home At Adams County

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jon Plowman was restless about his racing program and decided a change was in order last year. By mid-summer he settled into NASCAR Whelen All-American Series B-Modifieds at Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa. This summer, he’s contending for his first career track championship.

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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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