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Morris Comes Up Big Again

Track Release

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. -- Philip Morris continued his postseason roll Saturday.

The three-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion fended off Lee Pulliam in a two-lap dash to the finish to win the Late Model 300 Presented By Danville Toyota at South Boston Speedway.

It is the second big race win for Morris following the conclusion of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season. Morris, who finished seventh in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Top 500 standings, won the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

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Preble Enjoys Breakthrough Season

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Craig Preble may the commitment to concentrate on the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in 2010 and the result was a career season.

The 43-year-old Preble led the nation in wins with 22. He also recorded 37 top fives and 37 top 10s in 38 starts. He won the crate dirt Late Model division championship at I-80 Speedway in Omaha, Neb., and finished third at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb.

The Yutan, Neb., driver also earned his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Nebraska title.

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Limaland Joins Whelen All-American Series

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR and Limaland Motorsports Park announced today that the .250-mile banked clay oval in Lima, Ohio, will be part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series beginning in 2011.

The 75-year-old facility, known as “Ohio’s Quarter-Mile of Thunder” is owned and operated by the University of Northwestern Ohio since 1998, and is the cornerstone of the university’s groundbreaking and acclaimed High Performance Motorsports Degree program.

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Howard Caps Remarkable Run With Second NASCAR Pennsylvania Championship

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Duane Howard decided to chase the track championship at Grandview Speedway with renewed determination in 2010. The result was one of the most memorable seasons in the 47-year-old’s racing career.

Racing in the 385 Modified Division at Grandview Speedway, a .333-mile banked clay oval in Bechtelsville, Pa., Howard claimed his fourth track championship, his second Pennsylvania title and finished third overall in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Top 500.

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Happy Homecoming For Alexander

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kirk Alexander marked the return to his home track with a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship.

The 38-year-old driver from West Swanzey, N.H., won the Modified Division championship at Monadnock Speedway, a high-banked .250-mile paved oval in Winchester, N.H.

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Johnson Claims Virginia Title By Slim Margin

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Justin Johnson is no stranger to close points finishes. The 23-year-old driver from Durham, N.C., won his first Late Model Division championship at South Boston (Va.) Speedway last year by winning the final race of the season.

This year, Johnson became just the second driver in the 47 years South Boston has been a NASCAR-sanctioned track to successfully defend his championship. He also claimed his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Virginia championship.

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Rocco Tops List Of Whelen All-American Series State & Provincial Champions

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When Keith Rocco steps on to the stage in the Crown Ballroom at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, he will receive more than just the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship trophy.

Rocco will also be honored with his record-setting third straight Connecticut state championship.

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Morris Finds Redemption At Martinsville

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- It took Philip Morris 10 years to get back to Victory Lane at Martinsville Speedway, but it was worth the wait.

Morris drove the No. 26 Clarence's Steakhouse Chevrolet to the win in the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 Sunday afternoon. It is Morris' second win in the prestigious NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model race, with his previous win coming in 2000.

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QUALIFYING: Pulliam Tops For Debut

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Lee Pulliam could not have picked a better starting spot to make his first Late Model start at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. The 22-year-old from Semore, N.C., earned the pole position Saturday in qualifying for Sunday's running of the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300.

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2011 Toyota All-Star Showdown Announced

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today that the 2011 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, the sport’s premier short-track racing showcase will return to the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.) on Jan. 28-29.

The eighth running of the event, which brings together the top racers from across North America and has grown into the ”Daytona 500 of short-track racing,” will be highlighted by the 225-lap NASCAR K&N Pro Series all-star race.

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