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Qualifying: Icklers Takes Dover Pole

By Official Release

DOVER, Del. – Brian Ickler won his first Coors Light Pole Award in the NASCAR Camping World Series East Friday afternoon in qualifying for the Sunoco 150 at Dover International Speedway.

Ickler (No. 15 Ickler Motorsports Chevrolet) had the fast lap of 23.588 seconds around the 1-mile banked concrete oval translated to 152.620 mph. Previously Ickler had collected three Coors Light Pole Awards in the NASCAR Camping World Series West.

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News & Notes: NASCAR Camping World Series East Set For Monster Weekend

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

NASCAR Camping World Series East teams are ready for a Monster Weekend at Dover International Speedway Friday.

Dover’s “Monster Mile,” fronted by the new Monster Monument, will host the series’ Sunoco 150 Sept. 19. The 150-lap event on the 1-mile banked concrete oval is the second-to-last race on the 2008 series schedule, but by the end of the race, the 2008 series champion could be crowned.

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Practice: Almirola Leads At Dover

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DOVER, Del. - Aric Almirola showed the ability to quickly adapt to the NASCAR Camping World Series East cars. Almirola, who is driving the No. 8 DEI Chevrolet normally piloted by Jeffrey Earnhardt, was ninth fastest in the first practice but topped the speed charts in the second session.

Almirola's best lap of 24.174 seconds around the 1-mile banked concrete oval during the 1 hour, 10 minute practice was good for an average speed of 148.920 mph. It was the fastest time of the day.

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Almirola Gets DEI Dover Assignment

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

Aric Almirola will drive the No. 8 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Friday's NASCAR Camping World Series East race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. 

Almirola, 23, of Tampa, Fla., will make his series debut in the Sunoco 150.

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MILESTONE: NASCAR To Celebrate 500th Modified Race at Martinsville

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

When the green flag drops on the Made In America Whelen 300 on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, it will be a historic marker on the timeline of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour: the 500th race.

Formed with the purpose of formalizing the procedure to crown a Modified champion, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s first race took place at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway on March 31, 1985. Fittingly it was Richie Evans, who is widely considered to be the greatest Modified driver of all-time, that took the checkered flag in the first race.

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Home Sweep Home For MacDonald

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H. – Eddie MacDonald drove around Steve Park for the lead coming out of Turn 4 to the white flag lap en route to winning the Heluva Good! Fall 125 Saturday morning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The win gave the Rowley, Mass., driver a season sweep of the NASCAR Camping World Series East events at the 1.058-mile oval. He is the third driver to accomplish that feat, following Mike McLaughlin in 1992 and Joey Logano in 2007. MacDonald led four times for a race-high 60 laps.

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Rain Alters N.H. Schedule

By Official Release

LOUDON, N.H. – Persistent rains at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Friday caused NASCAR officials to postpone the NASCAR Camping World Series East race until Saturday.

The Heluva Good! Fall 125 is now scheduled to take the green flag at 10 a.m.

Peyton Sellers won the Coors Light Pole Award during Thursday’s qualifying and will start on the front row alongside Steve Park. Eddie MacDonald, who won June’s race, will start third, alongside Brian Ickler.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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Qualifying: Another Pole For Sellers

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H. - Peyton Sellers won his third Coors Light Pole Award of the NASCAR Camping World Series East season Thursday in qualifying for Friday’s Heluva Good! Fall 125 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Sellers, of Danville, Va., set the fast time of 30.124 seconds around the 1.058-mile oval for an average speed of 126.437. It was his sixth overall career NASCAR Camping World Series pole, including the two he won in the West.

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Practice: Icklers Tops At New Hampshire

By Official Release

LOUDON, N.H. – Coming off his third win of the season, Brian Ickler returned to the track by posting the fastest time during the 1 ½-hour practice session for the NASCAR Camping World Series East Thursday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Ickler (No. 15 Ickler Motorsports Chevrolet) had a time of 30.312 seconds around the 1.058 for an average speed of 125.653 mph.

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News & Notes: Season’s Closing Stretch Begins At New Hampshire's Magic Mile

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

The NASCAR Camping World Series East begins its final stretch run Friday, Sept. 12 as the 2008 season wraps up with three straight weekends of racing.

First up is the Heluva Good! Fall 125 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Matt Kobyluck (No. 40 Mohegan Sun Chevrolet) not only enters with a 176-point lead, but recorded a career-best third place in June’s race at New Hampshire.

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