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For Peyton Sellers, going back to the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown means going back to the basics.
Sellers, who ran the 2008 NASCAR Camping World Series East for car owner Andy Santerre, will head to the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale with his family-run team. They’re taking the same car that Sellers and Co. drove to a runner-up finish in the 2007 postseason ‘Daytona 500 of short-track racing.’
“I feel really good,” Sellers said. “Last year, the car was decent – don’t get me wrong – but I think we can make it a lot better. It’s going to be a good deal for us.”> More
In an effort to help teams manage costs, NASCAR is suspending testing for its three national and two regional racing series for the 2009 season.
Testing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, as well as the NASCAR Camping World East and West Regional Touring Series at tracks hosting any of those events are included in the 2009 policy.> More
A pair of championship contending teams will see new faces in the driver’s seat for 2009.
Andy Santerre Motorsports recently announced that 16-year-old Brett Moffitt will fill the seat for at least seven races of the NASCAR Camping World Series season. And Erick Rudolph, also 16, reached a deal to drive a partial season for Ed Bennett Racing in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Rudolph, who made nine starts in 2008, will combine his time with Ed Bennett with his ride with DeLange Racing to compete in the full schedule next year.> More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Matt Kobyluck is used to heading to California being the one everybody is gunning for. After all, the Uncasville, Conn., driver hasn’t finished worse than fourth in the last four editions of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown.
But when Kobyluck brings the No. 40 Mohegan Sun Resort Chevrolet to the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale for the event – scheduled for Jan. 23-24, 2009 – he’ll have another reason to be among the early favorites.> More
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Laura Hayes had a perfect view of the Drive for Diversity in action. Driving at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif., this past season, Hayes ran a Late Model against program participants Kristin Bumbera, Paul Harraka and Katie Hagar.
Running for her family team – with her father and uncle serving as crew – and with a car leased from Golden State Racing, she more than held her own. She had 12 top fives and a win.> More
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – More than a dozen drivers took to the track Monday as the fifth annual Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Sunoco got underway. The two-day event, sponsored by NASCAR, is designed to showcase the sport’s top minority and female drivers in front of NASCAR car owners.> More
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – The sun hadn't been up long when Trista Stevenson rolled off pit road Monday morning and got the 2008 NASCAR Drive For Diversity Combine presented by Sunoco started with the first laps of the two-day session.
Stevenson, from Pocahontas, Ill., was the first of 25 drivers scheduled to participate in both on-track testing and off-track media training and evaluation. The process will cover Monday and Tuesday at South Boston Speedway.
Thirteen drivers are scheduled to be on-track Monday, and the remaining 12 will run Tuesday.> More
STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. – Peyton Sellers emerged from a wild finish with his first career NASCAR Camping World Series East victory at Stafford Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon.
Sellers (No. 44 Casella Waste Systems Chevrolet) won a three-car, final-laps battle with Ted Christopher and Brian Ickler for the victory in the final race of the 2008 season. In the process, Sellers secured a starting position in the postseason NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, scheduled for Jan. 23-24, 2009 at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.).> More
STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. – Brian Ickler established a track record in Coors Light Pole Award qualifying at Stafford Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.
Ickler (No. 15 Ickler Motorsports Chevrolet) lapped the .500-mile oval in 19.376 seconds, for an average speed of 92.898 mph, in qualifiying for Sunday's CARQUEST Fall Final 150. It was the second pole award of the season for the 23-year-old from San Diego, Calif.> More
STAFFORD, Conn. - Brian Ickler looks to close out the 2008 NASCAR Camping World Series East schedule with his fourth win of the season and he's off to a fast start.
Ickler (No. 15 Ickler Motorsports Chevrolet) posted the fastest time by nearly two-tenths at 19.426 seconds (92.659) on the .500-mile Stafford Motor Speedway oval. Ickler’s fastest lap, his 48th in the session was also .147-second quicker than the single-lap series qualifying mark of 91.963 mph (19.573 seconds) set by Sean Caisse on June 8, 2007.> More