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BMR Announces Plans To Expand East

Longtime K&N Pro Series West Organization Adding East Team
Team Release
January 9, 2014 - 1:25pm

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Bill McAnally Racing, a championship team in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West with five series titles, has announced plans to expand into the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with a multi-car effort in 2014.

BMR’s team in the K&N East will feature series rookie Nick Drake running the full schedule in the No. 15 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota, while second-year driver Cole Custer will run nine events in the No. 00 NAPA/Haas Automation entry.

Buck Named Sprint Cup Managing Director

Former Touring Director Elevated To Top National Series Post
Official Release
January 9, 2014 - 11:30am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR has named Richard Buck, a NASCAR executive with a wealth of diverse experience in motorsports, as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series managing director. Buck will serve in the role held the past 12 years by John Darby, who will remain at NASCAR as managing director, competition. Buck and NASCAR’s two other national series managing directors – Wayne Auton (NASCAR Nationwide Series) and Chad Little (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) – now will report directly to Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president, competition and racing development.

UNOH Battle At The Beach Tickets On Sale

Official Release
January 8, 2014 - 4:30pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Tickets for the second annual UNOH Battle At The Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 18, part of Budweiser Speedweeks 2014 at Daytona International Speedway, are now on sale. Ticket prices start at $25 and can be purchased online at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

UNOH Battle At The Beach is a short-track event held on the backstretch of the “World Center of Racing” that will feature the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Greenville Pickens Title A First For Anders

Driver Achieves Longtime Goal
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
January 8, 2014 - 1:30pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A veteran South Carolina NASCAR Late Model driver won a long-sought track championship in 2013 and added a third consecutive state championship.

Anthony Anders, 42, of Easley, S.C., captured his first track title at historic Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway.

“It took a lot of sleepless nights, late nights in the shop with the crew, and the support and understanding from all our families to put all our time into racing,” Anders said. “It took 15 years of dreaming about it – and racing in Late Models for nine years – to get it done.”

McReynolds To Tackle K&N West In '14

Bill McAnally Racing Announces Full Series Lineup
Team Release
January 7, 2014 - 2:38pm

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Brandon McReynolds has been named to drive the Bill McAnally Racing No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West for 2014.

The 22-year-old driver from Mooresville, N.C., returns to BMR after registering one top-five and two top-10 finishes in two series starts with the team last season.

Bergakkers Go To Lansing

Lt. Gov. Calley Congratulates Michigan Champion
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
January 7, 2014 - 1:56pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Michigan’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state champion for 2013 received congratulations from a top state executive during the holidays.

Brian Bergakker, 33, of Lowell, Mich., and his wife Jessica were welcomed to the State House in Lansing by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. Bergakker won the state championship and track title at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway.

“It was quite an interesting experience,” Bergakker said. “Lt. Gov. Calley was more down to earth than I thought he’d be. He’s really a nice guy.”

Kelley Repeats Louisiana, Revolution Titles

Run At Texas Titles In Store For Family Team In '14
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
January 6, 2014 - 2:35pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Brandon Kelley won his second straight Louisiana track and state NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championships in 2013 despite his rivals stepped-up level of competition. 

Kelley, 29, of Caney Creek, Texas, won the NASCAR Pro Late Model division championship at Revolution Park Racing and Entertainment Complex in Monroe, La. He posted three wins and 11 top fives in 11 starts at the .375-mile banked concrete oval. In 2012, he scored wins in 11 of his 12 outings.

“The competition is gunning harder for us,” Kelley said.

Cope Opens 2014 With New Smyrna Win

Holds Off Field For Red-Eye 100 Super Late Model Victory
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
January 4, 2014 - 9:39pm

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. -- The only thing that gave Travis Cope trouble Saturday night was the post-race burnout.

The 25-year from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., backed it into the inside wall while attempting to smoke the tires in celebration. But he was still all smiles as they pushed his Super Late Model into Victory Lane at New Smyrna Speedway following his dominating win in the 28th Annual Red-Eye 100.

Moore Tops Evergreen Super Late Models

Newlywed Wins Championship
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
January 4, 2014 - 10:45am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A newlywed NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Super Late Model driver won his first track and state championships in Washington.

Dan Moore, 25, of Snohomish, Wash., successfully navigated the final weekends of the 2013 season at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash. He took the track point lead with a flourish, winning both ends of double features on the second-to-last race night of the season. Then he got married.

Best Of 2013: Whelen All-American Series

Champ Posts Perfect Season Against Tough Competition
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
January 3, 2014 - 2:41pm
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season elevated one driver, Lee Pulliam, from champion to icon. Throughout North America, many of NASCAR’s established short track stars continued to shine brightly, while new stars emerged.

Best Of 2013: K&N Pro Series East

Kwasniewski Doubles Up; Multiple Marks And Records Set
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
December 31, 2013 - 10:00am
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2013 season left numerous marks on the historical timeline of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East as a host of drivers went further than those before them.

Best Of 2013: K&N Pro Series West

One Of Closest Four-Way Championship Battles In Series History
By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR
December 30, 2013 - 12:45pm
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2013 season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West featured one of the closest four-way battles for the championship in the history of the series, with Derek Thorn capturing the title by six points over Cameron Hayley, Greg Pursley and Michael Self.

In his final year of a two-year stint driving car owner Bob Bruncati’s No. 6 Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil/Eibach Ford, Thorn had a textbook season in winning his first NASCAR championship.

Best of 2013: Toyota Series

Peralta Championship Highlights Season of Firsts For Series
By John Tejeda, NASCAR
December 28, 2013 - 4:25pm
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A new champion, five first-time race winners, an historic visit to the United States, and a new five-race playoff format are just a few of the highlights from the 2013 NASCAR Toyota Series season.

Best Of 2013: Canadian Tire Series

Steckly First To Three; Hathaway Ends Drought
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
December 27, 2013 - 1:53pm
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Tight competition has been the name of the game since NASCAR moved into Canada in 2007 and the 2013 campaign was as hotly contested as any in the sport.

Scott Steckly continued his ping-pong match with D.J. Kennington by winning his third NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 title. Steckly has won titles in 2008, 2011 and 2013 while Kennington, who narrowly missed his chance at a third this year, claimed crowns in 2010 and 2012.

Best Of 2013: Whelen Euro Series

Second Title For Vilariño; Gabillon Narrows Gap
By Stéphane Enout, Whelen Euro Series
December 26, 2013 - 1:26pm
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ander Vilariño continues to dominate the NASCAR scene in Europe.

He won the first NASCAR Whelen Euro Series a season ago by leading the point standings from beginning to end. The Spaniard replicated that feat in 2013 to claim his second straight series title. It looked easy on the surface, but a late charge from Frédéric Gabillon made things interesting down the stretch.