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Champions Battle In iRacing Challenge

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Fans and champions competed side-by-side in the first NASCAR Home Tracks Champions Challenge presented by iRacing.com Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

NASCAR fan and occasional iRacing competitor Ricky Hardin, of Fort Mill, S.C., edged NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ryan Preece to win the final event that was competed in NASCAR Sprint Cups Series Generation-6 cars on the 1.5-mile oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Champions Week Kicks Off In Charlotte

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR’s top drivers throughout its regional touring and weekly series will be in the spotlight this week in Charlotte, N.C., with a bevy of activities leading up to the awards ceremonies Friday and Saturday night.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards will take place Friday, Dec. 13. Among those honored will be the 2013 national champion Lee Pulliam, as well as track champions from 55 tracks across the United States and Canada, state and provincial champions and top rookies.

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CHAMPION PROFILE: Lee Pulliam

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Two-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Lee Pulliam made a seamless, successful transition to a new team for 2014. He’ll take a break this week to celebrate the accomplishments of his 2013 season.

Pulliam won two out of four major post-season Late Model races he entered in October, November and December. Two of those events introduced his new alliance with Kiker Motorsports for 2014, and they won in their first start.

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REMEMBERING: Nuckles' Legacy

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

 

Jim Nuckles was a happy guy.

He was plain-spoken in business and friendship. To those not indoctrinated, he could playfully intimidate before letting a friend off the hook. He had a wry sense of humor, quick wit, a soft rasp in his voice and a comforting smile. He was proud of his family who provided him with an enjoyable view of a landscape his own life created.

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Jase Kaser A Super Sophomore

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Second-year NASCAR Whelen All-American Series dirt Late Model driver Jase Kaser reached new heights in 2013. He swept two track championships and the Nebraska state championship. The sweep of the season pivoted on the final, crucial race night.

For the second year in a row, Kaser, 21, of Lincoln, Neb., won the state championship and dirt Late Model track title at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. He added his first NASCAR dirt Super Late Model track championship at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

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Rowe, RJF Team Reunite For Championships

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A 63-year-old semi-retired NASCAR champion converted an encore part-time appearance into what could be the last full time season of his distinguished career this year. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship-winning reprise was in tribute to a fallen friend and crewman.

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Zacharias Branches Out To Earn N.Y. Title

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A member of one of the iconic family names in New York short-track racing put his name on the NASCAR state championship trophy this year.

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East Carolina Joins NASCAR

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

East Carolina Motor Speedway and NASCAR announced Saturday night that the Robersonville, N.C., track will join the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series for 2014.

The .375-mile high-banked paved tri-oval will feature NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars as its premier division, and will be the only will be the only Friday night NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track in North Carolina.

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Rocco Continues Relentless Pursuit To Win

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Keith Rocco’s pursuit of winning is relentless. He led the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I in number of point race starts (48) for the second consecutive season. With engines were barely cooled from the 2013 campaign, the first of his cars has already had been disassembled, freshened and rebuilt, ready for the first green flag of 2014.

A NASCAR Hall of Fame driver is big part of his inspiration.

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Bragging Rights On The Line For Champions

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Can Lee Pulliam beat Ryan Preece in an SK Modified at Stafford? Which multi-time champion is better around Langley in a stock car: George Brunnhoelzl III or Dylan Kwasniewski? Would Canadian Scott Steckly beat Spaniard Ander Vilarino at England’s Brands Hatch?

And what happens when you let fans and media behind the wheel and into the mix?

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