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Engines Revved For D4D Combine

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Twenty-two drivers have three days to compete for a spot in the motorsport industry’s top driver development program, the NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D), set to commence at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., Oct. 19-21, 2015.

Now in its 12th year, the annual Combine invites promising ethnically diverse and female drivers, ages 14 to 26, from across North America to test their skills over a three-day period in order to identify members of the NASCAR D4D Class of 2016.

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Martinsville Postpones Late Model Event

Martinsville Speedway Press Release

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – With the Governor of Virginia declaring a state of emergency for Virginia due to the heavy rain projected for the weekend, the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway has been postponed until Sunday, Oct. 11.

The race weekend will follow the same schedule, just one week later:

Friday, Oct. 9
12:00 p.m.: Registration and haulers enter; selection and mounting of practice tires only.

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Purvis, Thomas, Brown & Kirby Earn Titles

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Friday was a special day for NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competitors Kyle Purvis, Patrick Thomas, Grant Brown and Jack Kirby.

Those four drivers were officially notified they are all now NASCAR champions.

After a season worth of racing and a week of waiting, the final results were released for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division II-V championship standings. 

Each champion has a unique story.

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Pulliam Reclaims Whelen All-American Crown

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It’s fitting Lee Pulliam took the call informing he was once again a national champion while on a lunch break during a Late Model test day at a race track.

The 2015 itinerary for the Semora, North Carolina, native resembles the 1970s racers chasing national points all over the map. Pulliam ran 51 races at seven different tracks – winning at six of them – in four different states over a nine-month period.

When he wasn’t at a race track, he was in his race shop.

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Landauer Caps Rookie Campaign With Title

By JW Martin, Special to

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A storybook start to Julia Landauer’s 2015 season ended in the history books.

The 23-year-old from New York City finished third in the Limited Sportsman Division at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Virginia, Saturday to become just the second female to win a championship in the track’s 63-year history.

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Pulliam Closes On Third National Title

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Lee Pulliam’s season has hit overdrive in the last month as he closes in on an historic third NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship.

The Semora, North Carolina, driver added three more wins over the weekend to his ledger, pushing his total to 28 victories and all but assuring himself the top honor in North American short-track racing.

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PIT BOX: Trophy To Be Claimed In Canada

Tim Southers, NASCAR


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Warner Gives Utica-Rome National Recognition

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Long-time race fans in Rome, New York, and throughout the country often think of two drivers when Utica-Rome Speedway is mentioned in conversations. 

NASCAR Hall of Famers Richie Evans and Jerry Cook called Rome home and became legends racing in modifieds, and now there’s another driver trying to get his name in the national championship picture in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

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Pulliam Takes Top Spot With 3-Win Weekend

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It took nearly a perfect weekend, but former national champion Lee Pulliam reclaimed the top spot in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

The Semora, North Carolina, driver finished first and third in the asphalt Late Model division features Saturday night at South Boston (Virginia) Speedway, and then came back to take both Late Model features Sunday at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, North Carolina.

The victories pushed his win total to 25 in 44 races, and his Division I championship points to 684.

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A New Way To Reach NASCAR Fans

Brooke Bunch, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When Langley Speedway, a short track hosting NASCAR’s Whelen All-American Series, brought in a radio station to its small-town track of Hampton, Va., promoter Chuck Hall offered up his own office for the headquarters. 

He now sits in an adjacent room. 

“I can be a radio on-air host in one room, then walk into the other and become a racing promoter,” he laughed. 

It all began July 25, the launch of their first pre-race show, in which they feature NASCAR short-track drivers. 

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