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Drivers, Start Your Engines

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

Five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks in five states open for the 2010 season this weekend. Three of four are known as historic NASCAR Home Tracks which have operated for a combined total of 162 seasons. The fourth brings NASCAR racing to its state for the first time.

Tracks opening Saturday, March 13 include South Boston (Va.) Speedway, Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway, and Outlaw Motor Speedway in Muskogee, Okla.

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Brock Wins K&N Development Scholarship

Team Release

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – K&N Filters announced the winner of their coveted $45,000 scholarship program is Josh Brock, 17, of Corbin, Kentucky.  Brock won the top spot in the Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle Shoot Out, earning him a funded 10 race season in the 2010 Grand American Modified Series in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, plus a one year driver development program.  Long known for the company’s ongoing support of grassroots racing across America, K&N Filter’s heritage of motorsports involvement ranges from junior racers to the top tiers of NASCA > More

Greenville's Porter Plans Hometown Run

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

Toby Porter is one of the most successful modern era Late Model drivers to call Greenville, S.C., his home.

Porter, 35, has raced and won in just about every pavement Late Model racing series past and present. He’s tested the waters of NASCAR national series racing. He’s won many Late Model races at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, his hometown track.

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Morris Tops First Hunter Index

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Experience or the new kid in the spotlight?

That was the question posed to the panel of auto racing writers and NASCAR representatives tasked with compiling the inaugural Hunter Index – a brand new feature on NASCARHomeTracks.com that will spotlight the top 10 drivers in the NASCAR Developmental Series in a monthly power poll.

The first edition boiled down to a simple question: Which driver enters the 2010 season with the most momentum?

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Whelen, Bodine Connect NASCAR Short Trackers To Olympic Gold

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

The NASCAR short-track community is connected to the gold medal winning four-man United States Olympic bobsled team.

The team of driver Steve Holcomb, Steve Mesler, Justin Olsen and Curtis Tomasevicz won the four-man bobsled Olympic gold medal during the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia Sunday, Feb. 28. It was the first USA four-man bobsled Olympic gold medal in 62 years. In addition, Erin Pac and Elana Meyers had a bronze medal performance in the women’s two-man bobsled competition.

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Crew Fuels Run For Tibben’s 4th Straight Adams County Modified Division Title

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson and Iowa NASCAR dirt Modified driver Jeremy Tibben share an impressive common thread. Each won their fourth consecutive NASCAR championship in 2009. Each knows that seemingly “making it look easy” is actually very hard work.

Tibben, 33, of Stanton, Iowa, won his fourth straight Poet Biorefining Modified division championship on the half-mile dirt oval of Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa.

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UNOH Offers Scholarships For NASCAR Members

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

The University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) and NASCAR have teamed to offer scholarships to the university.

The 2010 UNOH-NASCAR Scholarship Program will help three recent high school graduates enroll in the university’s College of Technologies or College of Business as freshmen for the start of classes in January 2011. The technologies and business areas of study are linked to UNOH’s High Performance Motorsports Degree program, which was established in 1991.

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Carlson Following Father's Tracks

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

A second-generation Wisconsin driver with a legendary last name has built a solid racing career foundation.

Mike Carlson, 21, of West Salem, Wis., is the son of 2007 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Steve Carlson. The senior Carlson, 53, is a six-time NASCAR Late Model champion at LaCrosse (Wis.) Fairgrounds Speedway. Young Carlson is working to win his first, after finishing second to J. Herbst in the 2009 points chase.

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McMurray Climbs NASCAR Ladder To Reach Daytona Victory Lane

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Long before Jamie McMurray was celebrating in Victory Lane Sunday night as the winner of the Daytona 500, he was learning the stock-car ropes from a NASCAR legend on the short tracks of the Midwest.

McMurray, 33, of Joplin. Mo., established his NASCAR career in the early 1990s in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks in his home state. McMurray and his father/car owner Jim also had the benefit of friendship with five-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Larry Phillips of Springfield, Mo.

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Addis Looks To Make A Difference

By David Exum, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Longtime short-track racer Blair Addis didn't hesitate for a second at the chance to work at Revolution Racing as the team's competition director in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

After competing as a driver and car owner for several years, Addis sold his race team in 2009 to former Dale Earnhardt Inc. executives Max Siegel and John Story, the founders of the driver development organization.

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