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Big Opening Week For Weekly Tracks

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The biggest three day stretch of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track openings in 2015 is on tap this weekend as 13 facilities launch their weekly competition schedules.

Following a challenging winter and a brisk start to spring, the weather is finally relenting in the northeast, upper Midwest and Canada, where 10 of those 13 track openings will take place.


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Peters Survives Wild Finish To Score Victory

Tim Southers, NASCAR

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – When you are racing for $10,000 and bragging rights anything can happen, and it did Thursday night during the final lap of the Eighth Annual Denny Hamlin Short Track Challenge.

Danville, Virginia native, Timothy Peters avoided a spinning Lee Pulliam on the final lap of the green-white-checkered finish to claim his first win in the charity race at his home track.

Peters started second to Pulliam on Lap 208 and the two raced side-by-side for the lead at the white flag.

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Pospisil Aims To Repeat

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Tad Pospisil achieved his long-time dream last season when he won the Cubby’s Super Late Model Division I track champion title at his hometown track, I-80 Speedway in Omaha, Nebraska.

“Last season we decided to run a full season for the very first time,” said Pospisil, who is from Norfolk, Nebraska -- about 135 miles northwest of Omaha. “We had a new car and we won our first night out. We were consistent throughout the whole year, and finished top five every time.”

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Into Built Legacy At Oglethorpe

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Once David Into got rolling on the race track, he was nearly unstoppable. The Hardeeville, South Carolina, driver didn't start racing a dirt Late Model until he was 45. And then he rattled off 10 NASCAR track championships in a 12 year stretch that included the 1984 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship.

Into passed away at his home Monday at the age of 75.

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Positive Changes At Southern National

By Andy Marquis, Special To

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- New is the operative word for 2015 at Southern National Motorsports Park.

The offseason brought sweeping changes to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track in Lucama, North Carolina, and re-energized the racing and brought Southern National into an era of resurgence.

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Hamlin Showdown On The Horizon

By Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — There are several well-known special event late model stock race events each year for competitors in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, and one of the most prestigious will take place next Thursday at Virginia’s famed South Boston Speedway.

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Yarbrough To Defend Title At Myrtle Beach

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Sam Yarbrough will launch his bid for a third-consecutive NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track championship at Myrtle Beach Speedway when the famed South Carolina oval opens its 2015 season this Saturday.

Although his primary focus has now shifted toward chasing a fourth career championship, Yarborough took time to reflect on his 2014 crown as the new season dawns. While that was not his first title run, it might have been the most memorable.

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Richardson Celebrates Title With Family

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Winning championships in California is nothing new to Brian Richardson. But his 2014 trophy was a little more meaningful thanks to the many family members who helped him through the year.

Richardson rolled to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship in the CITGO Late Model Division at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California. He had 10 wins and finished in the top five in all 20 races.

It wasn’t as easy as it looked for the 39 year-old Bakersfield native.

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Frailey Doubles Up On Trophies

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jeran Frailey successfully defending his Salina Highbanks Speedway championship, and got a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state title to go along with it.

Frailey captured the 360 Modified Division title at .375-mile clay high-banked oval and claimed the Oklahoma championship.

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Strunk Celebrates Milestone With Title

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — While this isn’t his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track championship at Grandview Speedway, it might just be the sweetest for veteran driver Jeff Strunk.

Strunk used a pair of wins and consistency by finishing in the top-10 in 18 of his 20 starts to win his 10th title at his home track. The Boyertown, Pennsylvania, native was able to use his consistent runs to outdistance Duane Howard in the final standings (5,332-5,165) in the NASCAR 358 Modified Division at the track.

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