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Home Tracks Track Operators Convene

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Enhancements to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series point structures and a special 10th season logo for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour were previewed during Sunday’s annual NASCAR Home Tracks track operator conference in Daytona Beach.

After a decade of growth, the new NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour anniversary logo is themed “10 Seasons Running.” The tour is NASCAR’s newest domestic series. Seven tracks are on the tour’s 15- event championship schedule this year.

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Nasse Starts Off World Series Right

By Jason Christley

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. -- Stephen Nasse put bad luck behind him Friday night -- and the rest of the Super Late Model field at New Smyrna Speedway.

The 18-year-old from Pinellas Park, Fla., picked up the 35-lap victory on the first night of the track's 48th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing.

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S.C. Gov. Haley Welcomes Anders

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — South Carolina Gov. Nikki R. Haley welcomed NASCAR champion Anthony Anders to her Columbia, S.C. office recently. The governor issued the invitation so she could personally congratulate Anders on his third consecutive NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state championship.

Anders, 42, of Easley, S.C., also won his first NASCAR Late Model track championship at historic Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway, a half-mile paved oval, last year.

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Lonesome Pine Joins NASCAR Family

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A NASCAR championship-producing Virginia short track rejoins the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series this year. The addition creates a two track, two state circuit for area drivers and fans.

Lonesome Pine Raceway, a .375-mile banked paved oval in Coeburn, Va., returns to NASCAR sanction this year. The track operates every-other Saturday night and features Late Model Stock Cars. 

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Former Rivals Join For Championship

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Former rivals joined forces in 2013 and won a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track championship. They’ll continue their partnership this year.

Driver Tommy Tombarello Jr. combined with owners Bobby and Eddie Witkum Sr., to win the NASCAR Small Block Supermodified track championship at Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway. Tombarello, 32, of Haverhill, Mass., was an owner-driver until last season.

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Sherman Continues Limaland Streak

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Todd Sherman is a driving force at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio and he’s ready for a new season.

Sherman, 49, of Churubusco, Ind., won his fourth consecutive NASCAR Whelen All-American Series K&N Modified division track championship at the quarter-mile banked clay oval in 2013. The title was his fifth overall, having won his first there in 2004.

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Rocco Gets To Know Conn. Governor

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Keith Rocco received double congratulations from Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently.

Gov. Malloy invited to Rocco, 29, of Wallingford, Conn., to his state capitol office in Hartford on Jan. 24. He congratulated the driver on his sixth consecutive NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state championship. He also congratulated Rocco on the birth of his first child, Keith “K.J.” Rocco, who arrived on Jan. 3. The baby was born on Rocco’s 29th birthday.

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Hickory Champ McDaniel Evaluating 2014

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Austin McDaniel maintained his level of success at a challenging and historic NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track in 2013. He won his second consecutive NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model track championship at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

McDaniel, 24, of Harrisburg, N.C., is evaluating his plans for 2014. He’s wants to maintain success at Hickory, but wants to gain more experience and step-up his results at other tracks.

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NASCAR D4D Selects 2014 Class

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D), the leading youth development program for multicultural and female drivers, will head into the 2014 season with one of the most well-rounded and accomplished rosters in program history.

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Clouser Wins First New Smyrna NASCAR Title

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Rich Clouser won the inaugural NASCAR Super Late Model track championship at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway in 2013 and he’s already two races into the track’s 2014 schedule and getting ready for more.

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