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Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: ICAR

Ranger Tough On Home Turf
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
July 1, 2013 - 4:37pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – There is no place like home for Andrew Ranger.

Ranger’s career record in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 is impressive – two championships, 16 wins, 34 top fives and 50 top 10s in 58 starts, but his numbers for Quebec tracks are stunning. In 18 starts in ‘la belle province’ the driver hailing from Roxton Pond, Quebec has eight victories, 15 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes. 

“I feel comfortable racing at home,” said Ranger. “The support from my home fans drives me to success.”

Whelen So. Mod Tour News & Notes: Caraway

Points Leader Brunnhoelzl Ready To Return To Action
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
July 1, 2013 - 11:40am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Spring Break is over, and George Brunnhoelzl III couldn’t be more happy.

Unofficially referred to as “Spring Break,” the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour schedule traditionally does not include May and June race dates. The calendar has now turned to July, and it’s time to go back racing with the Daggett Schuler Attorneys At Law/Rusty Harpe Memorial 150 on Friday, July 5 at Caraway Speedway in rural, Asheboro, N.C.

A New Era In Europe

Whelen Signs Entitlement Sponsor Deal Thru 2019
Official Release
July 1, 2013 - 9:18am
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BLOIS, France – NASCAR, Whelen Engineering and Team FJ are pleased to announce a longterm partnership represented by the launch of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, the new name of the NASCAR European touring series.

The entitlement sponsorship deal is effective immediately and is through 2019. The first event under the new NASCAR Whelen Euro Series name will be July 6-7 at France’s Tours Speedway.

Suárez Wins In Hometown Monterrey

Second Victory Of 2013, Fourth Of Career
By John Tejeda, NASCAR
June 30, 2013 - 5:27pm

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MONTERREY, Mexico – Winning in his hometown paled in comparison to the summer heat for Daniel Suárez as he won the Regia 240 at Autódromo Monterrey in NASCAR Mexico Series action on Sunday.

Preece Scores Comeback Win At Riverhead

Wins Third Consecutive Whelen Modified Tour Event
By John Tejeda, NASCAR
June 29, 2013 - 10:13pm
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RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - Ryan Preece is officially on a roll. The young driver scored his third consecutive NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win of the season Saturday night in the Hoosier Tire 200 at Riverhead Raceway.

QUALIFYING: Richards Sizzles In Monterrey

First Pole of 2013; 14th In Series Career
By John Tejeda, NASCAR
June 29, 2013 - 9:07pm

MONTERREY, Mexico – It took eight tries but Homero Richards finally won his first NASCAR Toyota Series pole of the 2013 season on Saturday at Autódromo Monterrey in qualifying for the Regia 240.

On a day when temperatures in the cars topped 104 degrees, Richards worked his way around the 1.988-mile road course in 71.674 seconds for an average speed of 99.852 mph, earning his 14th series pole. The Mexico City native has never won a race in Monterrey, but hopes to repeat his last performance starting from the pole, a win in the 2012 season finale at Mexico City.

QUALIFYING: Silk On Point At Riverhead

Eighth Career Whelen Tour Pole, First At Long Island Bullring
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
June 29, 2013 - 6:45pm
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RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Ron Silk has found the fast way around Riverhead Raceway.

Fastest in afternoon practice, Silk followed that effort up with the Coors Light Pole Award for tonight’s Hoosier Tire 200 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event.

Silk, from Norwalk, Conn., was the last of 28 cars to go out in qualifying. On his second and final lap he topped Ryan Preece with a fast time of 11.890 seconds (75.694 mph) for his eighth career pole. It was his first in eight Whelen Modified Tour starts at Riverhead.

PRACTICE: Silk Revs Up At Riverhead

Fastest In Hoosier Tire 200 Practice
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
June 29, 2013 - 4:00pm

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Ron Silk led the way in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice Saturday afternoon in preparation for the Hoosier Tire 200 at Riverhead Raceway.

Silk toured the .25-mile oval on New York’s Long Island with a fast lap of 11.917 seconds (75.552 mph), recorded late in the 90-minute afternoon session.

Owner of nine career Whelen Modified Tour triumphs, Silk will look for his first at Riverhead this evening. His best finish in seven career starts there is second, in 2009.

Friday Feature: Resiliant Cuzick Marches On

Arizona Driver On Learning Curve In K&N Pro West
By Jerry F. Boone, Special To NASCARHomeTracks.com
June 28, 2013 - 4:09pm

As a character in Greek mythology, a phoenix is a bird that is regenerated, obtaining new life by rising from the ashes of its predecessor.

Taylor Cuzick may want to adapt that spirit for the second half of his first full season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

The Freightliner of Arizona team is recreating itself after mixed results in the first six races of the season, including a character building swing through the Midwest tracks in Iowa and Missouri.

Papis Enters Tours & Monza Events

K&N West Rookie Thornton To Run Tours
Euro Racecar Series Release
June 28, 2013 - 1:24pm

BLOIS, France – Italian driver Max Papis has entered for the race on the Tours Speedway (Indre-et-Loire) on July 6-7, and for the Italian round on his home turf on the Monza circuit on Sept. 28-29.

Papis is an eclectic driver who has racked an impressive set of results in all categories of motor sport, and he is the perfect example of a European racer competing at the top level in the NASCAR International Series. He was intrigued by the success of the Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series with the European fans and will drive for the No. 33 OverDrive team.

Borkowskis Busy At The Bullring

Spouses Race in Separate NASCAR Finalist Divisions
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
June 27, 2013 - 4:25pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A wife and husband team compete in separate NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions on fast-paced Saturday nights in Las Vegas.

Barbara and Steve Borkowski of Henderson, Nev., pit side-by-side at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. She is a rising veteran Super Stock driver and is third in track points. He is in his fourth season in the often hard hitting Bomber division and is 16th in track points.

David Smith’s Prospect Review: Midseason

Evaluating K&N Pro Series at the Halfway Mark
By David Smith, Special To NASCARHomeTracks.com
June 27, 2013 - 11:39am

Popular assertions in racing sometimes ring true statistically, but the assertions as they are written or uttered might be misleading.

For instance, “cautions breed cautions” is true because close racing proximity leads to more contact, thus creating more cautions. Cautions themselves don’t actually cause other cautions; they just berth the atmosphere for close-quarter driving.

No. 6 K&N Pro Series East Team Penalized

Rules Violations At Langley Speedway
Official Release
June 26, 2013 - 3:50pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the No. 6 team that competes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East has been penalized as a result of rules violations committed June 22 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va.

VIDEO: Scenes From Delaware And CTMP

Canadian Tire Series Early Season Highlights

June 26, 2013 - 9:00am

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 visited a pair of Ontario ovals in June. First up was the EMCO 200 at Delaware Speedway on June 15 followed by the Clarington 200 on the speedway at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on June 22. Both races were won by Pete Shepherd III, who has been a race winner in each of the last four seasons.

Alsip Again A Kil-Kare Contender

Pulliam Gains Points In Motor Mile Showdown
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
June 25, 2013 - 4:25pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A past NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track champion has returned as a winner in fulltime competition this year.

Justin Alsip, 35, of Germantown, Ohio is back in the NASCAR Late Model point race at Kil-Kare Raceway, a.375-mile banked paved oval in Xenia, Ohio. Alsip won the division’s track championship in 2009.