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NCWS Banquet Dates Announced

By Official Release

NASCAR announced today the championship banquets for its top developmental series, the NASCAR Camping World Series.

The NASCAR Camping World Series West Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Sacramento Convention Center. The NASCAR Camping World Series East Awards Banquet will be Friday, Dec. 12 at the Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Conn.

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News & Notes: Kobyluck, MacDonald hitting their stride at the perfect time

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

The NASCAR Camping World Series East has evolved into a development series for talented young drivers. But it’s still a great place for experienced veterans.

In a series that produced a 17-year-old champion last year and an 18-year-old point leader this season, Matt Kobyluck, 38, and Eddie MacDonald, 28, are more than holding their own.

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Dillon living up to family heritage despite late start

By Raygan Swan, NASCAR.COM

Childress grandson leads Camping World East points

Despite countless soccer games, dozens of baseball bats and stacks of football pads, Tina Dillon still ended up the mom of a racer.

Not begrudgingly, just unexpectedly.

Her son, Austin Dillon, had gone most of his childhood and adolescence without showing any interest in going fast or anything that required wheels. The North Carolina native worshiped the Atlanta Braves and idolized John Wayne.

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Heluva Good Feeling For MacDonald

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H. - Eddie MacDonald outdueled Dale Earnhardt Inc. development driver Trevor Bayne over a wild eight-lap shootout, and then pulled away in his No. 71 Grimm Construction Chevrolet on the final green-white-checkered finish to pull the victory in the Heluva Good! Summer 125 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

It was MacDonald's fourth career NASCAR Camping World Series East victory and first at the 'Magic Mile.' In 15 previous starts at the track, the Rowley, Mass. native had just two top 10s and a best finish of seventh.

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Dillon Shows He's A Quick Learner

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H. - Rookie Austin Dillon acclimated himself pretty quickly to the biggest oval on the NASCAR Camping World Series East schedule. Dillon posted the fastest time in the 1 1/2-hour practice session Friday on the 1.058-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway prior to Friday evening's Heluva Good! 125.

Dillon (No. 3 Garage Equipment Supply Chevrolet) had a time of 30.919 seconds (123.186 mph). As the series point leader, Dillon will start on the pole for the race after rained washed out qualifying Thursday.

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Rain Washes Away Qualifying

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

LINEUPS SET BY RULE BOOK FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE RACES 

LOUDON, N.H. – Rain washed out nearly all on-track activity Thursday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

While the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour got a brief practice run, the showers that soaked the track canceled the scheduled qualifying for Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Series East race and Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race. Both lineups were set in accordance to the NASCAR rule book.

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News & Notes: Will Rookie Run be Repeated at New Hampshire?

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

A rookie championship point leader brings the NASCAR Camping World Series East to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the second consecutive year.

Eighteen-year-old Austin Dillon, of Lewisville, N.C., leads the NASCAR Camping World Series East to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. for the Heluva Good! 125 Friday, June 27.

A year ago, another teenage championship point leading rookie brought the series to “The Magic Mile” for the first of two annual appearances at the Loudon, N.H. track.

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Santerre, Dillon Part Ways

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

Austin Dillon, the NASCAR Camping World Series East points leader, has parted ways with car owner Andy Santerre.

Dillon’s No. 3 Garage Equipment Supply Chevrolet has moved in-house to Team Dillon Racing’s shops in Welcome, N.C. The 18-year-old Lewisville, N.C., driver – the grandson of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car owner Richard Childress – competed in the first four events of the 2008 partnered with Andy Santerre Motorsports in Harrisburg.

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Future Stars: Ickler doing it on his own, and the results are striking

By Raygan Swan, NASCAR.COM

Started his own team at 22, now has two wins under belt

When driver Brian Ickler packed all of his belongings on the West Coast and settled into NASCAR's Southeast, he figured there'd be risks. Offered a ride with California team Bill McAnally Racing, the 22-year-old turned down the job security to go it alone.

Looking for greater exposure in NASCAR's hub, Mooresville, N.C., Ickler started from scratch with only five employees and fists full of hope. In December, he opened the doors to Ickler Motorsports.

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Ickler Crew Chief Penalized

By Official Release

GRAHAM FINED,  SUSPENDED UNTIL JULY 2

NASCAR has penalized Steve Graham, crew chief of the No. 15 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Series East, as a result of rules infractions found last Friday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.

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