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Stefanik Joins Cook, Phillips As Finalists

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Following the first in-person meeting among the NASCAR Hall of Fame nominating committee in the hall’s history, NASCAR today announced the 20 nominees for the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame’s sixth induction class, as well as the five nominees for the inaugural Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.

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NASCAR Diversity Awards Celebrate Inclusion

NASCAR Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR's Seventh Annual Diversity Awards Luncheon on Friday celebrated the present while clearly sending an emphatic message regarding the future of the sport.

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Nasse Rolls On At New Smyrna

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. -- Stephen Nasse continues to run away from the field.

The 18-year-old from Pinellas Park, Fla., coasted Wednesday to his third Super Late Model win in four starts during New Smyrna Speedway's 48th Annual World Series of Asphalt Racing. In the process, he extended his points lead to six over Steve Wallace and 12 over Kyle Benjamin with three races remaining.

The World Series runs through Saturday night, culminating with the Bruce Gowland Memorial 100.

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Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project Speeds American Winter Olympic Effort In Sochi

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR racing imprints are abound on the equipment used by the United States Olympic four-man bobsled team. 

The XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia began Feb. 7, but the four-man bobsled competition is set for Feb. 22-23 at the Sliding Center Sanki, located 37 miles from Sochi in Rzhanaya Polyana.

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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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