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Springing Ahead: Short-Track Season Set To Take The Green Flag

By NASCAR Public Relations

As the impending Spring thaws the ground and erases thoughts of a long offseason, the drivers, promoters, sponsor and fans across North America involved with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series get ready for another year of racing.

This weekend, three historic Southeastern tracks with long-time NASCAR ties will take the green flag. By the end of the month, eight others will join them as NASCAR’s national program for short tracks gets off to a roaring start.

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NASCAR Grassroots Racing Grows With Three More ‘Home Tracks’

By NASCAR Public Relations

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2008) – The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series serves as the foundation of NASCAR – the grassroots racing across the United States and Canada. That ‘Home Track’ effort continues to grow stronger with the addition of three tracks to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series beginning in 2008: Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisc., Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., and Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, N.C.

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NASCAR Announces Drive For Diversity Class for 2008

The 2008 Drive for Diversity class was announced today by Access Marketing & Communications, marking the start of the fifth season for the NASCAR industry's on-track driver development program. The eight drivers on the 2008 roster, including three first time program participants, will compete in the NASCAR Camping World Series and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

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NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Celebrates Its Champions

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 10, 2007) -- Steve Carlson already has a handful of NASCAR championship rings -- five to be exact -- but it was the one he received Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay that really provided a crowning moment from the 50-year-old driver from West Salem, Wisc.

"Each NASCAR championship is special to me," Carlson said. "But this is, by far, the biggest one yet."

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Carlson Flying High In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Steve Carlson leaned back against the seat and exhaled.

"Man, I feel like I just finished a 300-lap race," Carlson said.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champion spent Friday morning at Nellis Air Force Base as a guest of the U.S. Air Force. Carlson was treated to a ride in an F-16 that is part of the Air Force's world-famous Thunderbirds.

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