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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Winning a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship puts a driver in elite company.
Doing it again is a rare accomplishment achieved by just three drivers. For Lee Pulliam, 2015 was another historic season.
For the third time in five years, the 27-year-old from Semora, North Carolina, took the stage in the Grand Ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center / NASCAR Hall of Fame to accept the biggest award in short-track racing.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – The racing was all in fun, but a race car driver is always a race car driver and it was never more evident in a pair of races held during the seventh annual Champions Karting Challenge Thursday.
Ron Bouchard, winner of the 1981 Talladega 500 and the premier series' rookie of the year that same season, passed away Thursday. He was 67.
A native of Fitchburg, Mass., Bouchard pulled off one of NASCAR's most stunning victories when he shot from third to first on the final lap at Talladega (then known as Alabama International Motor Speedway), passing Darrell Waltrip and Terry Labonte to score his lone premier series victory. The win came in his 11th career start.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – William Byron had the dream rookie season.
The 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion scored four wins, five top-five and 11 top-10 finishes and led a total of 740 laps, the most of any competitor in the series’ this season.
The No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet team was compromised of rookies vying to prove themselves. Aside from Byron, his crew chief Kevin Bellicourt and car owner Justin Marks, were newcomers to their roles.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chris Eggleston turned an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity into a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship.
Last season, Bill McAnally Racing (BMR) took a chance of a guy from Erie, Colorado, giving him the chance to compete in a race at his home track, Colorado National Speedway. That guy went on to win the race, lead 107 lap and land a full-time ride with the team.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In the three-act structure of storytelling, the segments include the setup, confrontation and resolution. Doug Coby’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour career fits quite well with this mold, and he’s providing plenty of resolution in his third act.
Coby’s first two acts have been well-chronicled at this point, but to briefly review:
Act 1, The Setup – The Milford, Connecticut, native debuted on the Whelen Modified Tour in 2002 and competed full-time from 2003-07. He became established as a regular in the garage.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Looking back one year ago, Andy Seuss was going through mixed emotions.
He had just won his first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship, recently gotten engaged to girlfriend Jenn Demarco and was preparing to accept his award along with car owner and crew chief Eddie Harvey.
Fast forward one year and while some things have changed for Seuss, one thing remains the same – he’s a champion again.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR in Canada has a new name and entitlement sponsor – one that’s familiar to race fans across the country.
NASCAR and Pinty's Delicious Foods Inc. announced today a six-year series entitlement sponsorship agreement of NASCAR’s Canadian-based series. Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the series will be known as the NASCAR Pinty’s Series.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When you’re victorious in one out of every five races, and capture the championship nearly every other year, the winning can become routine. Perhaps even monotonous.
Scott Steckly’s 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship – his fourth in nine seasons of series competition – was anything but, however.
After a heartbreaking loss by one single point in 2014, Ander Vilarino came straight back to the top of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series to become a three-time European NASCAR Champion with 3 wins, 9 top fives and 12 top tens at the end of a season that proved to be exciting and incredibly demanding for all the contenders.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the briefest of moments, Rubén García Jr. thought his championship dream was over.
Instead, it wound up being a mere speedbump during a dream season that saw the 20-year-old rising star claim his first NASCAR championship.
The Mexico City driver had checked up to avoid a wreck in front of him, and got hit from behind, sending him spinning. It was during the third of five races in the NASCAR Mexico Series’ Desafio and Garcia, who was leading in points, was in the middle of a multi-car wreck.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Lee Pulliam capped his remarkable season with an equally remarkable victory.
The three-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I national champion pulled into Victory Lane last Sunday at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, North Carolina, after an emotional week.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The famed Boehler Racing Enterprises No. 3 will return to full-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competition in 2016 by teaming with driver Rowan Pennink.
BRE, which has won three NASCAR Modified Division national titles and three Whelen Modified Tour crowns across nearly 60 years of operation, has competed on a part-time basis the last two seasons. The pairing with Pennink will produce a full-time effort.
After a spectacular first season in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, Knauf Racing Team, led by its General Manager Denis Kleiber, will double its effort in 2016 by fielding a second Ford Mustang in the European NASCAR championship. In a unique initiative to promote new upcoming talents alongside the company, the team launched the “Volant Knauf”, a selection program that will reward a young driver aged between 16 and 19 with a complete ELITE 2 season alongside Thomas Ferrando and Wilfried Boucenna.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In the second closest NASCAR national championship in 2015, Columbus Motor Speedway’s Kyle Purvis came out on top in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division II standings.
Bested only by Kyle Busch’s one-point victory over Kevin Harvick in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Purvis edged Utica-Rome Speedway’s Rocky Warner by a mere two tallies for NASCAR’s second-tier weekly division national crown.