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PRACTICE: L.P. Dumoulin Tops GP3R Charts

Local Product Looks For Second Career Win
By John Tejeda, NASCAR
August 10, 2013 - 12:18pm

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, Canada – Louis-Philippe Dumoulin topped the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 practice charts on Saturday for the 100 at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres.

Dumoulin, from Trois-Rivieres, navigated the 1.53-mile track in 67.670 seconds for a speed of 81.396 mph. He won his first series pole at this event last year en route to a second-place finish, his best in four starts at the track. 

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Modified Veteran Christopher Lets The Numbers Do The Talking
By Travis Barrett, Special To NASCAR Home Tracks
August 9, 2013 - 10:15am

PLAINVILLE, Conn. – He can talk to you for hours on end about racing.

He can tell you how a race played out, both in front of him and behind him, in the closing laps of an event. He can tell you about top-end speeds and low-end horsepower. He can tell you exactly what each shock on each corner of the race car means in terms of performance.

Truth be told, he can also offer an unfiltered opinion on virtually every other racer in the garage, too, when you get him fired up enough.

But ask Ted Christopher about himself, and, well, he sort of clams up.

Seven Straight For Scott At Stockton

Undefeated In Finalist Division III Late Models
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
August 8, 2013 - 3:53pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champion driver made some shifts in his racing program for 2013. The results are a stunning seven consecutive wins so far.

Matt Scott, 21, of Pine Grove, Calif., focused his NASCAR Late Model effort exclusively at Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway this year. He is undefeated entering Saturday’s twin 50s at the quarter-mile banked asphalt oval.

Rookie Sever A Winner At Motordrome

Pulliam Wins Three Of Four; Six Weeks Remain
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
August 6, 2013 - 5:01pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A NASCAR Whelen All-American Series pavement Late Model rookie is making the most of his first season. Meanwhile the series’ national point leader won three times over the weekend, enhancing his quest for a second consecutive national championship. Six weeks of racing remain in a point race that ends Sept. 15.

Canadian Tire Series Stat Advance: GP3R

Analyzing The 100 At Circuit de Trois-Rivieres
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
August 6, 2013 - 2:12pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 makes its last of three trips into Quebec on Aug. 9-11 for the 100 as part of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres (Que.). Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of selected drivers at Trois-Rivieres, as well as some other statistical trends:

Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: GP3R

Guenette Getting The Feel; In Tight Battle For Rookie Honors
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
August 5, 2013 - 2:57pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Rookie seasons almost always have bumps, but Alex Guenette has handled them with apparent ease.

As a 17-year-old competing in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 for the first time this season, the Terrebonne, Que., driver is rounding into shape as the season heads for the homestretch.

NOTEBOOK: An Emotional Trip For Preece

NASCAR Next Driver Makes Up For Lost Time At Madhouse
By Travis Barrett, Special To NASCAR Home Tracks
August 3, 2013 - 11:30pm

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – It took Ryan Preece 12 hours to get as far away from the disappointment of a 16th-place finish Friday night at Stafford Motor Speedway. It took him just over an hour to erase that bitter memory entirely.

Preece Wins At Historic Bowman Gray

Leads Wire-To-Wire For First Southern Tour Victory
By John Tejeda, NASCAR
August 3, 2013 - 10:33pm
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Ryan Preece recorded his first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour victory in style, leading every lap in the Kevin Powell Motorsports 199 at the historic Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday. 

The 22-year-old from Berlin, Conn., became the seventh driver in series history to win at the track. It was the second Modified event in as many nights for Preece, who finished 16th in the CARQUEST 150 at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway on Friday evening in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action. 

Custer Runs Away With Iowa Victory

Becomes Youngest Winner In K&N Pro Series History
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
August 3, 2013 - 12:06am
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NEWTON, Iowa – Cole Custer didn’t just break records Friday night, he shattered them.

The Ladera Ranch, Calif., driver became the youngest winner in NASCAR K&N Pro Series history with his wire-to-wire win in the Pork Be Inspired 150 at Iowa Speedway. He became the first driver to lead every lap in the combination race between the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West.

Coby Finds Form At Stafford

Picks Up Second Whelen Modified Tour Win Of Season
By Shon Sbarra & Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
August 2, 2013 - 11:41pm
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STAFFORD, Conn. – Doug Coby captured the checkered flag in the CARQUEST 150 in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action on Saturday night at Stafford Motor Speedway.

Coby of Milford, Conn., took the lead from pole sitter Bobby Santos on Lap 27 and never looked back en route to his second win of the season. Those two victories have come in the last three tour events after he claimed his first 2013 triumph on July 13 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. It was the ninth career win for the defending tour champion and fifth at Stafford.

QUALIFYING: Custer Earns First Pole

Leads Four Teenagers In Top 5 For K&N Pro Series At Iowa
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
August 2, 2013 - 7:24pm
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NEWTON, Iowa – Cole Custer led a parade of youth in NASCAR K&N Pro Series qualifying Friday afternoon as he captured the 21 Means 21 presented by Coors Brewing Co. at Iowa Speedway.

Custer’s lap of 23.673 seconds (133.063 mph) around the .875-mile oval earned the 15-year-old his first pole award. He qualified second for June’s race at Iowa.

QUALIFYING: Santos Captures Stafford Pole

Sixth Whelen Tour Stafford Pole, 11th Overall
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
August 2, 2013 - 6:55pm
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STAFFORD, Conn. – You can almost just hand him the plaque.

Bobby Santos is 3-for-3 in Coors Light Pole qualifying in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action this year at Stafford Motor Speedway after he nabbed the top spot once again for tonight’s CARQUEST 150.

Santos, from Franklin, Mass., turned a fast lap of 18.374 seconds (97.965 mph) for his 11th career Coors Light Pole Award. He’s earned the top starting position in four of the last six Whelen Modified Tour races at Stafford, and has a total of six poles at the historic half mile.

PRACTICE: Kwasniewski Paces Iowa Field

Custer, 15, 2nd Fastest in K&N Pro Series Combination Event
By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR
August 2, 2013 - 4:02pm

NEWTON, Iowa - Dylan Kwasniewski led the way in NASCAR K&N Pro Series practice at Iowa Speedway on Friday.

Kwasniewski turned a lap of 23.989 seconds (131.310 mph) in his No. 98 Royal Purple/Rockstar Chevrolet as 41 drivers practiced for tonight's Pork Be Inspired 150 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combination race.

PRACTICE: Santos Still Fast At Stafford

Led CARQUEST 150 Whelen Mod Practice Friday Afternoon
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
August 2, 2013 - 4:00pm

STAFFORD, Conn. – Bobby Santos knows Stafford Motor Speedway.

The pole winner in three of the last five NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races there, and victor of two of the last three, Santos once again pacing the field at the historic half mile after he led afternoon practice for the CARQUEST 150.

Santos, a native of Franklin, Mass., led the 26-car field with a fast lap of 18.465 seconds (97.482 mph) in the one-hour afternoon practice session.

Ovitt Enjoys Opportunity of Lifetime

NASCAR Division II Driver Contends At Lee
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
August 1, 2013 - 4:51pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  — A veteran of race wins and track championships is optimistic about the second half of the season at his NASCAR Home Track.

Alby Ovitt joined team NASCAR Late Model Sportsman team owner Jeff Hill at Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway late last year. The audition went well, with Ovitt winning a regular season race and then the division’s post-season Oktoberfest race. They ramped up their NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program for 2013.