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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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Morris Celebrates Record Run

Tim Southers, NASCAR

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 8, 2011) — Philip Morris clinched his fourth NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship a few weeks ago and he has another reason to celebrate after winning the pole award Saturday afternoon for the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 300 at Martinsville Speedway.

Morris, from Ruckersville, Va., turned a fast lap of 20.165 seconds (93.905 mph) in his No. 26 Clarence’s Steakhouse Chevrolet which set a new track record in qualifying for the Late Model Stock special event.

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LIVE: Virginia Is For Lovers Racing 300

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series visits Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. for the Virginia Is For Lovers Racing 300 on Sunday, Oct. 9.

For updates throughout raceday, please click here: LAP-BY-LAP

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Martinsville LM Race To Feature Live Audio

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR and Speed 51 Radio announced today the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 will feature live audio streaming as part of NASCARHomeTracks.com Radio on Sunday, Oct. 9.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series sanctioned Late Model race will take place at Virginia’s historic Martinsville Speedway. The event, which is one of the nation's most anticipated short-track racing showcases with Late Model drivers from across the country, will air live from flag-to-flag.

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NASCAR Finalist Program Honorees Named

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR announced the 24 drivers to earn invitations to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards Banquet in December based on their achievements in the NASCAR Finalist Program.

The program recognizes drivers who compete in support divisions at NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks. With Division I being each track’s top division, the NASCAR Finalist Program highlights drivers competing in each track’s Division II, III, IV and V.

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New England Short Track Attractions

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A trio of family operated New England NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks are traditional summertime racing destinations for racers and fans alike.

NASCAR’s two weekly tracks in New Hampshire include Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway and Monadnock Speedway in Winchester. In Maine, NASCAR weekly racing is represented by Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough.

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