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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Roots from family trees run deep at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. Generations of drivers have raced on the flat quarter-mile oval. In more cases that one would think, generations of families have occupied the same seats over the past 62 years.
Three generations and four members of the Robertson family can be found in the stadium’s bustling pit area each Saturday night. Even though all of them want to win, the family focus has been on third-generation driver Ryan Robertson, 24, of Winston-Salem, N.C.> More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ron Sheridan knows what it’s like to almost win a track title. Now the 56-year-old veteran from Mt. Brydges, Ontario, has kicked off the 2010 season at Delaware Speedway looking very much like he may finally bring home that championship trophy.
Sheridan has won three of the first eight races in the Late Model division at the half-mile paved oval outside of London, Ontario. He is also 41st in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship standings, although his per-race average is sixth best.> More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A fan favorite at popular Pennsylvania NASCAR dirt track is climbing in the NASCAR Finalist Division II points standings.> More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – History is impossible to avoid at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway. The list of the track champions painted on the wall serve as a constant reminder for Marty Ward on where he stands at one of NASCAR’s oldest tracks.
The five-time champion is one shy of the record set by Donnie Bishop. It’s a mark that the 45-year-old Marietta, S.C., driver is driven to match before he hangs it up.
“I think it put more fire under me to do it,” Ward said. “I just can’t give up now. I’d like to be known as one of the winningest drivers there.”> More
Hannah Baker adapted to a new racing division almost immediately.
Baker, 21, of Houston, Texas, won her first 360 Truck Division feature at Houston Motorsports Park June 12. The win came in only her second start of the year in the division. Her delay in getting on track was due to a team change just prior to the start of the season.> More
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – The 909 Group, which manages the Drive for Diversity initiative, is now accepting applications from experienced drivers for the 2011 race season. This will mark the eighth season for NASCAR’s leading driver development program, which provides opportunities for minority and female drivers to compete in one of NASCAR’s premier developmental series.> More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As the racing season hits its summer stretch, Keith Rocco shows no sign of cooling off.
The 25-year-old from Wallingford, Conn., collected his 11th win of the season last Friday night in the 37th Annual Coors Light SK Modified 100 at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway. While most weekends, Rocco has a third of that distance to get to the front from his usual starting position outside the top 10, he has shown the ability to excel in the extra-distance events.> More
Drive for Diversity’s Michael Cherry won his first career late model race at Tri-County Motor Speedway (Hudson, N.C.) Friday night. Track officials believe Cherry is the first African American to win a late model race at the 0.4-mile speedway. Cherry won the pole and led all 35 laps of the race en route to his first career NASCAR Whelen All-American Series victory.> More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A hard working race car driver who believes in a team effort is running in overdrive to make up for early-season trouble.
Max Harder, 27, of Blue Springs, Neb., is making strong run in the NASCAR Finalist Division II points standings despite some adversity. He competes each Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway, a .375-mile dirt oval in McCool Junction, Neb., where he leads the B-Modified division points standings, and expects to return to full time Sunday night racing at I-80 Speedway, a .400-mile dirt track in Greenwood, Neb.> More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today it will celebrate the top short-track drivers from throughout North America with end of the season awards banquets Dec. 10-11.
NASCAR will return to Charlotte with a special week of activities culminating with the 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards Banquet on Friday, Dec. 10 and the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards Gala on Saturday, Dec. 11. The banquets will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center's Crown Ballroom in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.> More