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Missimer Makes First Start His First Win

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

A fourth-generation member of a highly-regarded NASCAR Home Tracks family drove to Victory Lane after struggling for weeks just to earn a feature event starting spot.

Brad Missimer, 23, won the 30-lap 358 Modified Division feature at Grandview Speedway in his hometown of Bechtelsville, Pa., Saturday, May 8. It was the driver’s first feature start in five races at the track so far this year. He and his team qualified for a starting spot in only one other feature event in 2010. Then more problems prevented them from starting that feature event.

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Winning Formula Starts Rocco On Top

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – If Week 1 is any indication, the 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship race is going to be a dogfight.

The top three drivers have combined for an astonishing 17 wins and 23 top fives in 25 races.

The good news is it makes the recipe for winning the championship pretty easy.

“You have to go out there and win races. That’s all you can really do,” said Keith Rocco. “There isn’t any other way to look at it.”

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Moms Take Center Stage

By Jeannie Broussal, Special To NASCARHomeTracks.com

ROSEVILLE, Calif. - All across North America, the driving forces behind the success and passion of the NASCAR Whelen All-Amercian Series were recognized this weekend for their contributions to the sport. All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif., was just one example of tracks using Mother's Day weekend to honor auto racing's matriarchs.

All mothers of racecar drivers want to see their children happy and succeed in whatever they are doing. With racing moms, it is a common thread.

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Sizzler Win Puts ‘TC’ At Top Of Hunter Index

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ted Christopher has been so successful at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway that they already have a section of the grandstands named after him. His win there last weekend in the Spring Sizzler, the second race of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, was a record sixth in the event that the late Jack Arute Sr. billed his signature event as the ‘Greatest Race In The History Of Spring.’

It earned Christopher the traditional swig of milk in Victory Lane, and helped him secure the top spot in the May edition of the Hunter Index.

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Chunn Back On Track At All American

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

For Ron Chunn, just getting back on track is a victory. But the 39-year-old Sacramento, Calif., driver is motivated to reach Victory Lane in the 2010 racing season at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif., in hopes of rewarding those who had faith him as he fought a difficult battle off the track.

Chunn joined a great team with a great ride last year when he was invited last year to drive the No. 44 Carter Flygare Inc. Chevrolet for Late Model owner Carter Flygare at All American. The two put together a dedicated all-volunteer crew.

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Miller Ready For Madhouse Redux

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

Junior Miller thinks he’s in for the time of his life this racing season at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., and that says a lot.

Miller, who turned 59 on April 26, is rejuvenated this year. He’s a man with goals, rivals and a brand new race team that is his own.

Miller is known as “The King of Southern Modifieds” for good reasons. He’s the all-time leading feature winner at Bowman Gray. If, and more likely when, he gets his next feature win at the Stadium, his current string of 71 feature wins will touch five consecutive decades that started there in the 1970s.

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All-American Series Hits High Gear

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

The final dozen NASCAR Home Tracks begin opening this weekend for the 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season. The tracks opening in May are those in the northern-most locations, including four that span Canada through three provinces.

Added to this weekend’s track openings are revised opening days for Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway and Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Automotive Lifestyle Keeps Moore On The Go

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

A second-generation winning race car driver revolves in an automotive lifestyle. Bob Moore, 46, of Sioux City, Iowa, works at a pair of family businesses: Coney Used Cars in Sioux City, and Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. Moore’s father, Denny, operates the .400-mile NASCAR Whelen All-American Series dirt track.

To complete his week, the younger Moore also races in the dirt Modified division at the track. He won the division’s feature on April 17.

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Blackard Resets Title Goal At Colorado

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

Armed with a commitment to win his first track championship and experience to back it up, veteran driver Eric “Blackie” Blackard opened his season with a win at Colorado National Speedway in Dacono, Colo. Blackard, 41, of Lakewood, Colo., won the 30-lap Pair-A-Dice Sportsman Division at the Denver-area .375-mile paved oval on opening night, April 10. The track’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series premier Late Model division opens its season this Saturday, April 17.

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First Late Model Feature Win For Wimbish

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

Careful preparations for the season and some heads-up driving helped Grant Wimbish win his first career NASCAR Late Model feature to open his season.

Wimbish, 28, of Hickory, N.C., won the season opening 100-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Model feature at Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, N.C., Friday, April 3. It was an exciting way to open the season for the division’s Rookie of the Year Award winner in 2008.

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