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Almirola Gets DEI Dover Assignment

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

Aric Almirola will drive the No. 8 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Friday's NASCAR Camping World Series East race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. 

Almirola, 23, of Tampa, Fla., will make his series debut in the Sunoco 150.

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MILESTONE: NASCAR To Celebrate 500th Modified Race at Martinsville

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

When the green flag drops on the Made In America Whelen 300 on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, it will be a historic marker on the timeline of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour: the 500th race.

Formed with the purpose of formalizing the procedure to crown a Modified champion, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s first race took place at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway on March 31, 1985. Fittingly it was Richie Evans, who is widely considered to be the greatest Modified driver of all-time, that took the checkered flag in the first race.

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Home Sweep Home For MacDonald

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H. – Eddie MacDonald drove around Steve Park for the lead coming out of Turn 4 to the white flag lap en route to winning the Heluva Good! Fall 125 Saturday morning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The win gave the Rowley, Mass., driver a season sweep of the NASCAR Camping World Series East events at the 1.058-mile oval. He is the third driver to accomplish that feat, following Mike McLaughlin in 1992 and Joey Logano in 2007. MacDonald led four times for a race-high 60 laps.

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Rain Alters N.H. Schedule

By Official Release

LOUDON, N.H. – Persistent rains at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Friday caused NASCAR officials to postpone the NASCAR Camping World Series East race until Saturday.

The Heluva Good! Fall 125 is now scheduled to take the green flag at 10 a.m.

Peyton Sellers won the Coors Light Pole Award during Thursday’s qualifying and will start on the front row alongside Steve Park. Eddie MacDonald, who won June’s race, will start third, alongside Brian Ickler.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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Qualifying: Another Pole For Sellers

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H. - Peyton Sellers won his third Coors Light Pole Award of the NASCAR Camping World Series East season Thursday in qualifying for Friday’s Heluva Good! Fall 125 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Sellers, of Danville, Va., set the fast time of 30.124 seconds around the 1.058-mile oval for an average speed of 126.437. It was his sixth overall career NASCAR Camping World Series pole, including the two he won in the West.

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Practice: Icklers Tops At New Hampshire

By Official Release

LOUDON, N.H. – Coming off his third win of the season, Brian Ickler returned to the track by posting the fastest time during the 1 ½-hour practice session for the NASCAR Camping World Series East Thursday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Ickler (No. 15 Ickler Motorsports Chevrolet) had a time of 30.312 seconds around the 1.058 for an average speed of 125.653 mph.

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News & Notes: Season’s Closing Stretch Begins At New Hampshire's Magic Mile

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

The NASCAR Camping World Series East begins its final stretch run Friday, Sept. 12 as the 2008 season wraps up with three straight weekends of racing.

First up is the Heluva Good! Fall 125 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Matt Kobyluck (No. 40 Mohegan Sun Chevrolet) not only enters with a 176-point lead, but recorded a career-best third place in June’s race at New Hampshire.

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Davis To Run Truck For Moss

By Official Release

JGR Development Driver Takes Next Step Up Ladder

Randy Moss Motorsports announced that 18-year old Marc Davis will make his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut Sept. 6 at Gateway International Speedway in the RMM No. 81 race truck with sponsorship from Howard University's WHUR 96.3 Radio.

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A Victorious Return For Ickler

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

MANSFIELD, Ohio – In the second venture for the NASCAR Camping World Series East to the Buckeye State, Brian Ickler took the checkered flag in the Mansfield 150 Saturday evening in Mansfield Motorsports Park to secure his third win of 2008.

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Qualifying: Bayne Sets Mansfield Mark

By Official Release

MANSFIELD, Ohio - Rookie Trevor Bayne posted a record-setting qualifying lap en route to winning his second Coors Light Pole Award Saturday at Mansfield Motorsports Park.

Bayne (No. 1 Dale Eanhardt Chevrolet Chevrolet) had a lap of 16.439 seconds/109.496 mph. He was one of four drivers to eclipse the record of 16.488/109.170 set by Sean Caisse last year. Bayne enters the race, second in points, 135 points behind Matt Kobyluck.

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