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Homecoming Sweet For SoCal's Bowles

Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

IRWINDALE, Calif. – Jason Bowles got the one victory that had eluded him during his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West career. The Ontario, Calif., native drove the No. 75 Rusty Wallace Racing Experience Toyota to the win in the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown Saturday night.


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PROFILE: Jorge Arteaga

Official Release

Jorge Arteaga, 24, is in his first season with Revolution Racing after compiling an impressive racing resume in his native Mexico. He will compete in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and will make selected starts with the team in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.

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Statistical Advance: Analyzing The NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.) is set to play host to the eighth running of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, Jan. 28-29.

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News & Notes: Fired Up For The Showdown

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

For Joey Logano and David Gilliland, winning the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown served as a prelude to their accension to NASCAR's national series stage.

What drivers have come to call the 'Daytona 500 of short-track racing' has become a launching pad for those looking to make their mark, and it has come into even sharper focus in recent years. Fans have seen drivers such as Logano, Ryan Truex, Brian Ickler, Ricky Carmichael, Austin Dillon, Trevor Bayne and Justin Loftin run in the prestigious postseason event for NASCAR's developmental series.

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Toyota All-Star Showdown Has Wide Appeal

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Just as Mario Andretti, Earl Ross and David Hobbs were drawn to the Daytona 500 in years past, several international drivers are targeting the 2011 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, a race that has come to be known as the ‘Daytona 500 of short-track racing,’ on Jan. 28-29 at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.) as an opportunity to make their mark on the world of NASCAR.

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NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown Obtiene Gran Atractivo

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  — Al igual que Mario Andretti, Earl Ross y David Hobbs fueron, en su tiempo, embebidos en el Daytona 500, varios pilotos internacionales han destinado la NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown del 2011, carrera que se le ha llegado a conocer como el ‘Daytona 500 de pistas cortas’ el 28 y 29 de Enero en el Toyota Speedway en Irwindale (California), como la oportunidad de hacer su marca en el mundo de NASCAR.

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3 Champions Head To Irwindale With BMR

By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Fresh off a championship season, Bill McAnally Racing has announced a special lineup of 2010 NASCAR champions who will compete under the BMR banner in next month’s NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown.

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Champions Honored In Awards Gala

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In a place where NASCAR history is on display, its future was celebrated as six champions in NASCAR’s developmental series were honored during the Night of Champions Touring Awards Gala in the Crown Ballroom at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

The festivities featured the champions and top drivers from all of NASCAR’s North American regional touring series, who gathered for the special year-end celebration in the heartland of stock-car racing.

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COLUMN: Family Ties Champions Together

By Travis Barrett, Special To

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It's had the Frances, the Pearsons, the Earnhardts and the Labontes.

NASCAR has long been about family, something the sport worked hard to promote almost from its inception. In recent years, as the sport has boomed, it's no secret that NASCAR's traditional fan base felt a shift away from those values as things came more "corporate."

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NOTEBOOK: Long Journey For Quiroga

By Travis Barrett, Special to

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Even after NASCAR began sanctioning the NASCAR Mexico Series in 2007, German Quiroga wondered if he'd ever make the trip to championship week.

In that first year under the NASCAR banner, Quiroga won four races but finished second in the most important one -- the final event of the season -- only to lose the championship by a single point. In 2008, Quiroga entered the final event with a sizeable lead atop the standings only to encounter trouble in that race and lose the championship a second time.

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