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Whelen Euro ELITE 2: Ferrando Wins With Late Move

17yo Takes Knauf Racing Team to Victory Lane
Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES
April 26, 2015 - 7:24am

Thomas Ferrando (#37 Knauf Racing Ford Mustang) won his third career race with a late pass on yesterday’s winner Gianmarco Ercoli (#9 Double T by DAV Racing Chevrolet SS) to complete the climb from fourth on the grid to the top step of the podium in the ELITE 2 Race 2 of the Valencia American Fest. The 17-year-old french talent brought debutant Knauf Racing Team to Victory Lane for the first time.

Whelen Euro ELITE 1: Cheever Delivers In Season Opener

The Italian Leads Vilarino and Rocca, Scores Fourth Career Win
Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES
April 25, 2015 - 9:51am
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Eddie Cheever III (#51 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) picked up from where he left in last year’s finals and won the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season opener in Valencia, edging two-time champion Ander Vilarino (#2 TFT-Banco Santander Chevrolet SS) and pole sitter Nicolò Rocca (#56 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) in a tight finish. This is Cheever’s fourth career win.

QUALIFYING: Rocca Scores Maiden Win

The Italian Lowers The Track Record, Renauer On Pole In ELITE 2
Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES
April 25, 2015 - 5:42am

At the end of a nail-biting Superpole it was Nicolò Rocca (#56 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) who scored the first pole position of the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season – and the first of his NASCAR career – posting a record lap in 01:40,653 and edging hometown hero Borja Garcia (#1 Active Racing Competition Ford Mustang) by a mere 65 thousands of a second. He also led the Junior “Jerome Sarran” Trophy classification. 

DRIVER PROFILES: NICOLÓ ROCCA | FLORIAN RENAUER

PRACTICE: Kumpen And Renauer On Top

Defending Champion Posts Record Lap
Official Release
April 24, 2015 - 3:45pm

The 2015 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season started today on Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo with two free practice sessions for ELITE 1 and ELITE 2 division. The drivers had the chance to discover the new Michelin tyres and the 2015 technical package, including a new side-exhaust and an improved cooling system for engine and brakes. 

Peters Survives Wild Finish To Score Victory

Wins Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown On Final Lap
Tim Southers, NASCAR
April 23, 2015 - 11:21pm

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – When you are racing for $10,000 and bragging rights anything can happen, and it did Thursday night during the final lap of the Eighth Annual Denny Hamlin Short Track Challenge.

Danville, Virginia native, Timothy Peters avoided a spinning Lee Pulliam on the final lap of the green-white-checkered finish to claim his first win in the charity race at his home track.

Peters started second to Pulliam on Lap 208 and the two raced side-by-side for the lead at the white flag.

CAAL Racing Fields An International Lineup

Cheever III, Rocca And Day in ELITE 1, Perrin In ELITE 2
Team Release
April 23, 2015 - 2:08pm

The 2015 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season will kick-off this weekend in Valencia with the second edition of the Valencia American Fest, an event that last year gathered over 14.000 fans at the Spanish track. CAAL Racing will field three Chevrolet SS for the second consecutive year, featuring an international lineup.

Pospisil Aims To Repeat

I-80 Champ Ready For Friday's Season Opener
By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
April 23, 2015 - 1:54pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Tad Pospisil achieved his long-time dream last season when he won the Cubby’s Super Late Model Division I track champion title at his hometown track, I-80 Speedway in Omaha, Nebraska.

“Last season we decided to run a full season for the very first time,” said Pospisil, who is from Norfolk, Nebraska -- about 135 miles northwest of Omaha. “We had a new car and we won our first night out. We were consistent throughout the whole year, and finished top five every time.”

Whelen Mod Tour Stat Advance: Stafford

Analyzing The NAPA Spring Sizzler 200
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
April 22, 2015 - 12:00pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The second event of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s 30th Anniversary season will take place on Sunday, April 26 at Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway with the NAPA Spring Sizzler 200. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the tour and selected drivers at the track:

TRACKSIDE REPORT - STAT PACK (PDF)

Into Built Legacy At Oglethorpe

10-time Track Champ From S.C. Was 1984 National Champion
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
April 21, 2015 - 3:21pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Once David Into got rolling on the race track, he was nearly unstoppable. The Hardeeville, South Carolina, driver didn't start racing a dirt Late Model until he was 45. And then he rattled off 10 NASCAR track championships in a 12 year stretch that included the 1984 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship.

Into passed away at his home Monday at the age of 75.

Whelen Mod Tour News & Notes: Stafford

Coby Looks To Continue Fast Start To Title Defense
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
April 21, 2015 - 12:00pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Doug Coby will look to match a feat that only one other driver has accomplished in 30 previous years of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competition when he takes the NAPA Spring Sizzler 200 green flag Sunday at Stafford Motor Speedway.

NEWS & NOTES: Valencia

EuroNASCAR Kicks-Off In Spain With Even More Contenders
Official Release
April 21, 2015 - 3:07am

After a hugely successful first edition – over 14.000 fans attended the event last year – Spain will host once again the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season opener at the Circuit De La Comunidad Valenciana Ricardo Tormo in the contest of the Valencia American Fest.

Whelen Euro Series: What's New In 2015

All You Need To Know About The Upcoming Season
Official Release
April 20, 2015 - 12:27pm

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season will kick-off in Valencia on April 25-26 with the second edition of an event that in 2014 brought to the Spanish 2,517-miles track more than 14.000 spectators and it’s time to take a look at what’s new for 2015 in the official European NASCAR Series. Race fans, start your engines!

PIT BOX: Whelen Euro Series Gets The Green

European Stock Car Championship Chase Kicks Off In Valencia
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
April 20, 2015 - 10:00am

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Benjamin Scores First K&N Pro Win At Bristol

Becomes Third Different Winner As Many East Races
Tim Southers, NASCAR
April 18, 2015 - 6:48pm

Bristol, Tenn. – At 17 years old, making only his seventh K&N Pro Series East start, Kyle Benjamin, driver of the No. 27 Eibach Ford, raced side-by-side with William Byron, driver of the No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet, with less than 30 laps remaining. But the pressure didn’t break him. 

Benjamin was able to hold off Byron on the last restart and went to score his first career win in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East taking the checkered flag in the PittLite 125 Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Positive Changes At Southern National

Outlook Upbeat For N.C. Track In Whelen All-American Series
By Andy Marquis, Special To NASCARHomeTracks.com
April 17, 2015 - 2:27pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- New is the operative word for 2015 at Southern National Motorsports Park.

The offseason brought sweeping changes to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track in Lucama, North Carolina, and re-energized the racing and brought Southern National into an era of resurgence.

Langley Austin, the founder of short track racing website RACE22.com, was brought in as the promoter by track owner Mike Diaz during the offseason. Austin implemented a series of changes headlined by the merging of the track’s late model and limited late model classes.