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Columbus Track Matriarch Passes

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus Motor Speedway track owner Barbara "Bobbie" Nuckles has passed away June 25 at age 77. Bobbie and her husband, Jim Nuckles, have been longtime track owners and their contributions to NASCAR have been invaluable.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nuckles Family," said Jim Hunter, Vice President of Corporate Communications for NASCAR.

The Nuckles family has owned the Columbus Motor Speedway since the 1940s and the track has been a longtime member of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

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Wait Is Worth It For Rocco

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

FOURTH WIN PUSHES HIM TO TOP OF NWAAS STANDINGS

After a fellow competitor protested his victory at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway Friday night, Keith Rocco had to wait until Monday to find out whether the win held up. It did, and Tuesday Rocco found himself atop the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings. By one point.

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Doubling Up At All American

By Official Release

Bumbera, Harraka score wins in the AT&T Rumblin' Roseville Late Model 150 

Drive for Diversity’s Kristin Bumbera and Paul Harraka swept the two 75-lap features that made up the AT&T Rumblin’ Roseville Late Model 150 Saturday night at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif. Bumbera scored her first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series win in the first race, and Harraka earned his fourth win of the year in the second race.

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Full-time Focus Moves Glenn Up In Whelen All-American Series Standings

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Gary Glenn’s racing career stretches back 11 years to when he first started racing Bombers at his home track, All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif., and he said he has never really run for a track championship. Instead, he’s focused on running different venues and having fun.

“We’ve pretty much been to every track here on the West Coast,” Glenn said. “When you’re going around to different tracks, you’re out enjoying it and traveling around.”

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Christopher Hits Century Mark

By Official Release

Former National Champion Reaches Milestone At Stafford

STAFFORD, Conn. – Ted Christopher persistently downplays momentous occasions, either with a shrug of the shoulder or a witty self-depreciating remark.

There was no avoiding the emotion, though, surrounding Friday night’s events.

In a sequence that would make a numerologist’s day, Christopher drove the No. 13 on Friday, June 13 for the victory in the Coors Light SK Modified 100 at Stafford Motor Speedway – marking his 100th career victory at the historic Connecticut half-mile.

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Pressley Jumps To The Front

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

When Coleman Pressley gets advice at the track, it’s usually from one voice. That’s because his driving coach is also his car owner, crew chief, spotter and public relations manager. And dad. Of course, it also doesn’t hurt when that person is a veteran of more than 400 combined starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Pressley, the 19-year-old son of former driver Robert Pressley, is in his second, full competitive season running Late Model in the southeast.

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I-80 Pitches In To Help Bail Out Adams

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

NODAWAY, Iowa – When a windstorm tore up I-80 Speedway in Omaha, Neb. in 2006, the staff from Iowa’s Adams County Speedway came over and worked side-by-side with track to get the facility rebuilt.

So when heavy rains and flooding last week turned Adams County Speedway into a lake, I-80 owner Ed Kosiski stepped up to return the favor. In an effort to help Adams County overcome the loses, I-80 will donate all grandstand proceeds received from Iowa patrons at this Sunday's event to Adams County Speedway.

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A Weekend Of Celebration

By Official Release

The Craftsman Weekend At The Races will take place this weekend at NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks across the United States and Canada

The event weekend is part of Craftsman’s celebration of grassroots racing. It includes a coupon to everyone in attendance for $10 off a Craftsman purchase of $50 or more at local Sears stores, good through Father’s Day (June 15, 2008).

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Loden Starts The Season At The Top

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

Andy Loden figured he’d sell one of his Late Models and spend the season bouncing from track to track. That all changed when Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, N.C. — just over an hour from his house — announced NASCAR sanctioning. That gave the 31-year-old Loden the opportunity to run two nights a week on a regular basis: Tri-County on Friday and Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, N.C., Saturday night.

“We go right from Tri-County to Hickory and spend the night in the parking lot,” Loden said. “We’re having fun. We have a good bunch of guys on the crew this year.”

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From Prom To The Track

By Andrew Giangola, NASCAR

As Prom Queens go, 17 year-old Mackena Bell is one of a kind. The high school senior happens to be a race car driver. Bell competes in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif. Her next race, June 7, is a milestone for the NASCAR Prom Queen – it’s the day she graduates from Carson High School in Carson City, Nevada.

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