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Royle Steps Up To 2009 Minnesota NASCAR State Championship

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

A fourth-generation driver won the 2009 Minnesota State NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship.

Adam Royle, 28, of Northfield, Minn., won the state title as well as the NASCAR Late Model track championship at Raceway Park in Shakopee, Minn. He also finished third in points at nearby Elko (Minn.) Speedway.

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Rowe Adds Beech Ridge, Maine Titles To Legendary Career

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

One of New England’s all-time greatest drivers switched gears in 2009, and ended up very satisfied with his change of scenery.

Mike Rowe, 59, of Turner, Maine, won The Pine Tree State’s 2009 NASCAR championship. He launched to state champion status from his 2009 NASCAR Pro Series (Late Model) division track championship at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine. The .333-mile paved oval is acclaimed as one of the top motorsports and family entertainment facilities in the nation.

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Swaim Steps Up To State Championship Racing At Caraway

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

A veteran NASCAR Late Model driver stepped up to a new career high in 2009. Travis Swaim, 30, of High Point, N.C., won the tough NASCAR North Carolina state championship. Swaim also won the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model division championship at his home track of Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C.

Swaim became a three-time Caraway Late Model champion with his 2009 title. He also topped the track standings there in 2004 and 2005.

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Down To The Wire: Senneker Wins Track & State Titles At Kalamazoo

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

One of the great racing family names in Michigan and the Midwest emerged as the 2009 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Michigan state champion.

Terry Senneker, 29, of Wayland, Mich. also won his second Super Late Model division championship at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway, a fast high-banked .375-mile paved oval.

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Henderson Excels Out Of The Gate

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

A 17-year-old from the Buckeye State is among 29 drivers vying this weekend for 10 Drive for Diversity racing seats available for 2010.

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Nuttleman Tops 30th Season With Wisconsin State Championship

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

A Wisconsin dairy, crop and livestock farmer stands tall as one of the all-time greatest drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

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Week-Long Celebration Of NASCAR Champions To Precede Historic Awards Weekend

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Before they take their seats in the Concord (N.C.) Convention Center for a historic two-night celebration of the top drivers in NASCAR’s developmental series, track operators and champion drivers will get an up close and personal look at the hub of stock-car racing.

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Popular Yackey Enjoys Two Decades Of Colorado Success

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

A popular Colorado driver has produced a two-decade record of success in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

Bruce Yackey, 43, of Greeley, Colo., won his third consecutive NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Colorado state championship in 2009. He competes at Colorado National Speedway, a Denver-area NASCAR short-track showcase.

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NASCAR Announces Top Rookies

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The inaugural year for the NASCAR Rookie of the Year Award presented by Jostens saw rookies collect 53 feature wins. Leading the 2009 rookie class to the Nov. 13 ceremonies at the Concord (N.C.) Convention Center is Jacob Gomes, the series’ 2009 national rookie award winner.

Gomes, 16, of Manteca, Calif., collected three wins, 20 top 5s and 28 top 10s. He competed in the Western Late Model division at three California paved tracks including The New Stockton 99 Speedway, All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif., and Madera Speedway.

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NASCAR Announces 28 State & Province Champions For 2009

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Two NASCAR Whelen All-American Series drivers won their state NASCAR championships for a third consecutive year – Virginia’s Philip Morris and Colorado’s Bruce Yackey. They are among the 28 U.S. state and Canadian province champions for 2009.

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