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VIDEOS: 2012 NASCAR Champions

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Videos from the 2012 NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards. Click on the photo to view the video.

 

NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards Open

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Daytona On Deck For Short-Track Stars

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Nearly 11 months ago, NASCAR and Daytona International Speedway announced the concept of a unique short-track event to take place Feb. 18-19 during the 2013 Speedweeks. With the kickoff just over five weeks away, the anticipation and excitement around the inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach continues to rise.

Friday, NASCAR released the entry blanks to the competitors that outlined the complete details, from the final event schedule to the complete race format for the special non-points events.

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Year In Review: Photos

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

Auto racing is, at its core, a visual thrill of color, drama and personalities. Throughout the 2012 season, photographers captured thousands of images from NASCAR's seven regional touring series and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. We've narrowed them down to the best images that tell the story of short-track racing across throughout the year.

 

Click the titles or images below to view the top 50 images from each series, courtesy of our photo galleries on Flickr.com/NASCARHomeTracks

 

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Year In Review: Euro-Racecar

By Stéphane Enout, Euro-Racecar

Though he led the standings from the opening race at Nogaro (France) through to the final contest at the legendary Le Mans venue, Ander Vilarino’s journey to the title was not as smooth as it may at first appear. Strong competition would hold off his coronation, and it was not until the final laps of the season that the 32-year-old San Sebastian, Spain native became the inaugural Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series champion.

Here is a quick look back at the 2012 season:

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NASCAR Makes Revisions To Its Competition Personnel Structure

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In an effort to strengthen and grow its racing series for 2013 and beyond, NASCAR announced Tuesday several revisions to its Competition personnel structure. The following changes will take effect in 2013:

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Euro-Racecar Continues Evolution

Official Release

BLOIS, France – As it continues to grow and cement its position among Europe’s leading championships, the Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series will increase its efforts to help facilitate that development and open new roads for European competitors to advance up the NASCAR Ladder.

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Touring Series Champions Honored

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR history was recognized and its future celebrated Saturday evening as seven champions in NASCAR’s touring series were honored at the Night of Champions Touring Awards at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

The ceremony featured the champions and top drivers from the regional touring series in North America and Europe, who gathered for the special year-end event. It’s the first season a driver from Europe has been honored at the event.

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NOTEBOOK: Euro-Racecar Right At Home

By Travis Barrett, Special To NASCAR Home Tracks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the first time, Jerome Galpin was here to celebrate a NASCAR season and not simply look on as a casual observer of the festivities.

Galpin, the founder of the Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series, was joined at the NASCAR Grand Champions Touring Awards in the Grand Ballroom at the Westin Hotel by inaugural series champion Ander Vilarino of Spain. Vilarino was one of seven NASCAR touring series champions honored at the morning awards ceremony.

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Larson Takes Champions Karting Crown

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kyle Larson handled the elements and the competition on Wednesday to win the Fifth Annual NASCAR Touring & Weekly Series Champions/Media Karting Challenge as Champions Week got into full swing.

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CHAMPION PROFILE: Vilarino Makes History

By Stéphane Enout, Euro-Racecar

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Winning championships is nothing new to Ander Vilarino, but sealing the 2012 Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series crown represents a special achievement for the 32-year-old, as he is still quite new to stock-car racing.

As a stock-car rookie in 2011, Vilarino finished third in the standings with a pair of wins, six top fives and three pole positions which set the table for a title run in 2012. On Jan. 11, though, the stakes got a little higher.

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