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White Eyes Return To Championship Form

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A NASCAR Whelen All-American Series driver with an unusually broad racing resume has returned to NASCAR competition.

Paul White, 49, of Houston, Texas returned in the NASCAR Fiesta Modified division at Houston Motorsports Park, a .375-mile paved oval.

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Brown Celebrates Historic Track Title

Tim Southers, NASCAR

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Tim Brown proved dreams can come true.

Brown, who has raced at Bowman Gray Stadium since 1991 and owned or shared many track records at the historic track, now owns another one all to himself.

Brown finished ninth in the season ending Carolina Farm Credit 150, and his top-10 finish helped him clinch his ninth track championship in the modified division to break Ralph Brinkley’s 26-year record of eight track titles.

Any racer will tell you it takes a total team effort and Brown was quick to thank everyone on his crew.

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Ryan Appreciates Every Lap Around Elko

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jake Ryan appreciates every lap he makes around Elko (Minn.) Speedway.

Ryan, 29, of Farmington, Minn., leads the NASCAR Big 8 Sportsman division point standings at the famed three-eighths mile Minneapolis-area track. Ryan is in a come-back year of sorts. Along the way, he is surmounting the anguish of the loss of his father, Dan Ryan Sr., with whom he shared a close bond, many good times and much racing success.

Ryan doesn’t shy away from assessing his racing these days.

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Belletto Family Has Long History At Stockton

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Belletto family and Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway are a natural combination. Three generations have been racing around the quarter-mile paved oval for parts of five decades.

The Bellettos are front and center again as the 65-year-old track’s season heads toward its final three NASCAR Whelen All-American Series point events of the season.

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Pitkat Running In Circles With 4-Car Effort

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Woody Pitkat is one of the busiest race car drivers in NASCAR. His pace requires four different race cars in three different divisions fielded by four different owners.

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Worth The Wait For Hirthler At Grandview

Tim Southers, NASCAR

Bechtelsville, Pa. – Despite a rain delay that pushed the start of the race well past midnight, Kevin Hirthler had reason to celebrate his first win of the season at Grandview Speedway well into the early morning.

Hirthler passed Ron Seltman early in the race and held on during a series of restarts throughout the caution-filled event to win the Forrest Rogers Memorial 50 presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings on Saturday.

Hirthler, from nearby Boyertown, held off a hard-charging Doug Manmiller on the final restart to pick up the win.

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LIVE: NWAAS at Grandview

The Forrest Rogers Memorial presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings will headline NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action tonight at Grandview Speedway. For updates from the track throughout race day, please click here: LAP-BY-LAP

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Finalists Announced For Announcer Search

Track Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway’s UNOH Battle At The Beach announcer search has been narrowed to five finalists.  Now race fans have the chance to select their favorite local NASCAR Home Track public address announcer to join the announcing team for the inaugural event on Feb. 18-19.

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McCray Battles For Another Lake Erie Title

Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A dirt track driver from Pennsylvania heard about the fancy new paved track being built not far from his home. He was curious, and made it a point to attend the track’s inaugural race night on June 21, 2002.

“I was there on opening night,” Eric McCray said, recalling how the new generation facility named Lake Erie Speedway, a .375-mile paved oval near North East, Pa., drew him in.

“I thought to myself that I’d love to race there someday. If I get the chance, I will,” he recalled.

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In Giants’ Shadows, Bowling Chases Title

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Matt Bowling’s breakthrough season so far has been overshadowed by names often mentioned in state and national championship conversations. Racing in those shadows this year, Bowling became a race winner and championship contender in his own right.

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