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Robinson Recovers For First NASCAR Title

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Six years ago Cody Robinson’s promising racing career suffered a significant setback due to a freak accident, but the Ohio native’s recovery is now complete with a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track championship.

A winner of seven national championship events in go-karts at the time, Robinson was struck by a car while walking alongside the road at age 16 and suffered serious leg injuries. His burgeoning racing career was suddenly halted.

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Finchum Celebrates Track Title

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — For many drivers the most important thing is winning races. One result from winning races is often a chance to celebrate a track championship and that is exactly what Chad Finchum did this year at Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, Virginia.

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Night Of Champions Honors Seven Titlest

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The culmination and coronation of a season-long – and career-defining – road to NASCAR glory came Saturday night for seven drivers.

Abraham Calderón summed it up the best on stage at the NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions.

“This championship was a dream a few years ago,” said the 26-year-old Monterrey, Mexico driver as he accepted the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series title. “It was really hard. But now that it’s real, it’s way better than I could ever imagine.”

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Anders Honored As 2014 National Champion

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Anthony Anders’ dream became reality Friday night.

Since he first came to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards in 2011, he imagined a day when his name would hang on one of the banners of national champions that ring the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention Center at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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Rhodes Earns Bragging Rights With Win

Tim Southers, NASCAR

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Bragging rights were settled among champions, a European driver scored his first-ever win on U.S. soil and a familiar media member collected another trophy. All in a days work during the annual Media & Champions Karting Challenge at GoPro Motorplex.

After a one-year layoff the race featuring all seven NASCAR touring series champions and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion competed at the road course in a pair of races.

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Anders Ready To Celebrate Title In Style

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — When he was 16 years old, Anthony Anders began working with dreams of retiring by the time he was 40.

Racing was also a dream he started having roughly 20 years ago while watching some races with friends at Greenville Pickens Speedway. This season his dream became a reality in the biggest way possible.

While he might still have dreams of retiring from his day job he’s showing no signs of slowing down on the racetrack.

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CHAMPION CREW CHIEF: Lee McCall

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Winning is nothing new for Lee McCall as the veteran crew chief has celebrated victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series throughout his 20-year career, but none probably mean as much as his recent accomplishment.

McCall and Anthony Anders decided before the season to team up and race full time at Greenville Pickens Speedway and the results speak for themselves as McCall turned the wrenches and co-owned the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship winning car and team.

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Fast Finish Earns Pendleton Sweep

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Chad Pendleton's third straight Shamrock Towing Late Model Division championship at Columbus Motor Speedway may have been the hardest to each.

Pendleton entered the season finale third in points. He ended the race in Victory Lane and captured the track title in the process.

“This track title race was more dramatic this year," said the 34-year-old Grove City, Ohio, driver. "I knew going into it, that I could win if all the stars aligned. Misfortunes to the other cars helped me.”

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Zacharias Continues Championship Run

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jimmy Zacharias’ past success at Chemung Speedrome has elevated his expectations to the point that winning 40-percent of this year’s modified races qualified as just okay.

“It wasn’t bad,” Zacharias said of his latest championship season at the .375-mile oval located in the hills of New York’s Southern Tier. “It wasn’t as good as the previous four, but it was still good.”

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Pulliam Nets Virginia State, Motor Mile Titles

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — For most NASCAR drivers, a 2014 résumé with 25 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series wins, a track crown at Motor Mile Speedway and Virginia state title would be something to be ecstatic about, but then again, most drivers aren’t Lee Pulliam.

Pulliam, who was the two-time defending NWAAS champion, finished in the top three in the final national standings for the fourth consecutive year. This time, however, Pulliam came up 12 points shy of what could have been a record-setting third straight national title.

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