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Bergakker Repeats As Michigan Champion

Kalamazoo Driver, Team Achieve Goals
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
November 1, 2013 - 1:45pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Brian Bergakker won his second consecutive NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state and track championships this year at one of Michigan’s most competitive weekly speedways.

Bergakker, 33, of Lowell, Mich., earned the NASCAR state and track titles racing at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway, a speed-producing paved oval. Bergakker’s goal for 2013 was to repeat the state title despite the track’s fierce NASCAR Outlaw Super Late Model competition.

Linstroth, JBR Team Win California Title

Also Collects All American Speedway Championship
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
October 31, 2013 - 3:12pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Time away from the sport didn’t stop Jay Linstroth from having a career year this season in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. 

Lupton Clinches Sunoco Rookie Of The Year

Wraps Up Rookie Honor In K&N West With One Race Remaining
By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR
October 29, 2013 - 5:44pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dylan Lupton has clinched the 2013 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, NASCAR announced today.

The 19-year-old from Wilton, Calif., wrapped up the title with one race remaining on this year’s series schedule.

First NASCAR Titles For Idaho’s Pehrson

Father Nips Son For Magic Valley, State Titles
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
October 29, 2013 - 2:14pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A veteran Idaho driver won his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track and state championships in 2013.

Dan Pehrson, 50, of Buhl, Idaho, won the NASCAR Super Stock division track championship and NASCAR state title racing at Magic Valley Speedway, a third-mile paved oval in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Pehrson had a problematic rival during the season-long lead-swapping track and state point races: his 32-year-old son Casey.

Brode Triumphant At Riverhead

Second Modified Title Comes 15 Years After First
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
October 28, 2013 - 1:45pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Fifteen years after winning Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway’s 1998 NASCAR Modified division championship, Howie Brode is once again a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track titlist at the famed Long Island bullring.

Since winning his first track championship, Brode divided his time between the Riverhead’s weekly racing and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. He returned to full-time weekly action at Riverhead in 2012 and placed second in points.

Ramírez Edges Out Pérez In Thrilling Victory

Peralta Tightens Grip On Toyota Series Championship
By John Tejeda, NASCAR
October 27, 2013 - 3:23pm

TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Mexico – Patience and perserverance paid off for José Luis Ramírez. In a race that had two red flags for multi-car wrecks, the Mexico City native was able to avoid trouble in the Tuxtla 240, including a late charge by Antonio Pérez, and claim his second NASCAR Toyota Series victory on Sunday at the Súper Óvalo Chiapas. 

Pursley Charges To Win At Kern Raceway

Wins Inaugural K&N West Race At New Bakersfield Track
By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR
October 26, 2013 - 11:19pm
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Greg Pursley won the NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Kern County Raceway Park on Saturday to claim the victory in the inaugural NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at the new high-banked, half-mile track.

It marked the fifth win of the season for the 2011 series champion and his 18th career series victory.

QUALIFYING: Gaulding Grabs Pole Records

15-Year-Old Sets K&N West Fast Mark At Kern County Raceway
By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR
October 26, 2013 - 7:45pm

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Gray Gaulding set two records while winning the pole in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West qualifying on Saturday for the NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Kern County Raceway Park.

Gaulding established the track record at 100.514 mph (17.908 seconds) in winning the 21 Means 21 Pole Award by Coors Brewing Co., for the inaugural series event on the high-banked, half-mile track.

QUALIFYING: Suárez Wins Ninth Pole

Takes Pole On First Lap, Spins And Makes Contact On Second Lap
By John Tejeda, NASCAR
October 26, 2013 - 5:45pm

TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Mexico – Daniel Suárez hopes that his qualifying session on Saturday isn’t indicative of how he’ll run in Sunday’s Tuxtla 240 from the Súper Óvalo Chiapas.

Airborne Begins New NASCAR Era In 2014

Historic Track Joins Whelen All-American Series
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
October 26, 2013 - 8:41am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR and Airborne Park Speedway announced today that the historic New York short track next year will be part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in 2014.

Airborne Park Speedway, a unique .4-mile paved oval, is operated by Jamie Atkins and Mike Perrotte. It is located in the northeastern corner of New York in Plattsburgh, near Lake Champlain.

Little Earns Sunoco Rookie Of The Year

Captures NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Honor
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
October 24, 2013 - 3:15pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today that Jesse Little has earned 2013 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.

Little, a third-generation driver from Sherrills Ford, N.C., edged fellow first-year competitors Kenzie Ruston and Gray Gaulding for the prestigious award that has been handed out each year since 1988. The 16-year-old is now among the company of Ricky Craven, Andy Santerre, Brad Leighton, Joey Logano, Ryan Truex and Kyle Larson – all K&N Pro Series East champions – who have won the award through the years.

VIDEO: Scenes From Road Atlanta

K&N Pro Series East Season Finale At Road Atlanta

October 23, 2013 - 4:35pm

Dylan Kwasniewski made history in the inaugural NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at historic Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga.

Kwasniewski not only led all 28 laps around and through the challenging 2.54-mile road course, but he also became the first driver in history to win championships in both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

Check out Scenes from Road Atlanta for all the days sights, sounds and see Kwasniewski dominate the competition en route to the race win and championship celebration.

Day 2: NASCAR Drive For Diversity Combine Hits The Fast Track At Langley

By Jason Christley, NASCAR
October 22, 2013 - 6:01pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Langley Speedway’s repaving last winter provided an added challenge for the 20 drivers participating in the 2013 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine. Not only did the already tough .4-mile oval get faster, it meant even the drivers who had previously competed in the Combine there faced new conditions.

The drivers passed that test Tuesday with flying colors.

Home Tracks To Live Stream K&N West Race

Coverage Of Inaugural Visit To Kern Country Raceway Park
Official Release
October 22, 2013 - 5:11pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today that NASCARHomeTracks.com will live stream the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race from Kern County Raceway Park on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The event is the inaugural race at the new track near Bakersfield, Calif., an area rich in West Coast racing history.

K&N West Statistical Advance: Kern

Analyzing The NAPA Auto Parts 150 At Kern County Raceway Pk
By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR
October 22, 2013 - 2:01pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West visits Kern County Raceway Park near Bakersfield, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 26. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers, as well as some other statistical trends: