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Braden Nets Quite A Haul In First Year

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Travis Braden wasn’t hindered by his lack of experience in pavement Late Model racing this year. Braden, 17, of Wheeling, W.Va., won track title at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Ohio championship.

Along the way, he also claimed the 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Rookie of the Year Award presented by Jostens.

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Myers Numbers Adding Up At Bowman Gray

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Burt Myers bounced back from early-season adversity to win his fifth career championship at NASCAR’s longest running weekly short track.

Myers, 35, of Walnut Cove, N.C., won the GMAC Insurance Modified Series championship at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series title was his fifth overall and second straight at the .250-mile paved oval. He also captured the North Carolina championship for the second consecutive year.

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Davis Completes Transition At Toyota

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Brandon Davis transitioned from a championship road-course racer to a championship NASCAR driver in 2011.

In his second year driving in the Late Model Division at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.), Brandon Davis, 26, of Huntington Beach, Calif., won the track and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series California titles.

Davis moved to NASCAR Late Models at the .500-mile paved Irwindale track in 2010 after winning the 2009 SCCA World Challenge GT driving championship.

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Savage Reaches His Goals In Colorado

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A second-generation driver won his first NASCAR championship in 2011.

Dan Savage, 36, of Aurora, Colo., won the Gillet Vet Late Model Division championship at Colorado National Speedway in Dacono, Col. The track title vaulted him to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Colorado championship.

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#D4DC11: Scenes from the Diversity Combine

A Look at Drivers Competing To Race For Revolution Racing

October 28, 2011 - 2:29pm

Canadian Competitors Gather In Toronto

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

TORONTO – NASCAR hosted its second annual NASCAR Canadian Recognition VIP Reception on Friday night at the Old Mill Inn and Spa to recognize the accomplishments of participants in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, as well as competitors participating in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in Canada.

In addition to drivers and teams from both series, the event included sponsors, media partners and participating race track operators from within the NASCAR Home Tracks program.

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Day 2: Plenty of Talent Put To The Test

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a rainy first day, it was all sunshine and fast cars at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., Thursday as the 2011 Drive for Diversity Combine concluded with 26 talented drivers participating in the on-track testing.

The drivers are competing for spots on the 2012 Revolution Racing team as part of Drive for Diversity, one of NASCAR’s most successful initiatives.

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Day 1: Rain Washes Out On-Track Activity

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Rain washed out the on-track portion of the 2011 Drive for Diversity Combine at Langley Speedway Wednesday, pushing all Late Model testing to Thursday.

Featuring 26 drivers competing for spots on the 2012 Revolution Racing team as part of Drive for Diversity, the Combine is one of NASCAR’s most successful initiatives.

Drivers of diverse backgrounds ranging from ages 16 to 24 representing 10 U.S. states, Mexico and Puerto Rico, took part in media training Wednesday as they waited out the rain.

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D4D Announces Combine Invitees

By Leslie Maxie, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A life-changing opportunity could one day evolve into a sport-shaping career for 26 young men and women come the middle of next week.

Contested from Oct. 18-20, the eighth consecutive Drive for Diversity Combine will be held at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., where drivers will vie for spots in one of NASCAR’s most successful initiatives.

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What A Finish

Tim Southers, NASCAR

Martinsville, Va. (Oct. 9, 2011) – Martinsville Speedway is known for exciting short-track, bumping-and-banging action and Sunday’s finish in the Virginia Is For Lovers Racing 300 was no different.

On the first lap of the green-white-checkered finish, second-place Lee Pulliam used contact with leader Matt McCall as they went into Turn 3 to make the pass and held to pick up the win.

"This is breathtaking and the biggest win of my career," Pulliam said. "I can't think of a bigger stage to be on and get it (win). This is our Daytona 500."

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