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Van Fleet Finding Success At Motordrome

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division II-V Update
Tim Southers, NASCAR
June 19, 2015 - 10:57am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – This could be the making of a year to remember for Aaron Van Fleet at Motordrome Speedway. 

Van Fleet has enjoyed one of the hottest starts of any competitor in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series this season. Competing in the Subway Super Compact division at Motordrome, he has  won six of the first seven races of the season. 

This great start has Van Fleet in the top five in the Division V standings, and it couldn’t happen for a better person according to Motordrome owner Todd Melfi.

Canadian Tire Series Stat Advance: Sunset

Analyzing The Leland Industries 300 At Sunset Speedway
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
June 17, 2015 - 3:45pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will contest its inaugural Sunset Speedway event with the Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville Saturday in Innisfil, Ontario. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers:

TRACKSIDE REPORT - STAT PACK (PDF)  |  EVENT INFORMATION

K&N Pro Series East Stat Advance: Langley

Analyzing The Visit Hampton VA 175 At Langley Speedway
Tim Southers, NASCAR
June 17, 2015 - 12:21pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will return to action Saturday with the Visit Hampton VA 175 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers:

K&N Pro Series East News & Notes: Langley

Cabre Returns To Track Where NASCAR Career Began
Tim Southers, NASCAR
June 16, 2015 - 4:56pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Series season so far has been an education for NASCAR Drive For Diversity driver Collin Cabre.

Now he gets to put some of learning to use this weekend in the Visit Hampton VA 175 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia. 

Yackey Back In Familiar Territory

Five-time Champ On Top In Whelen All-American Series Colorado Points
Tim Southers, NASCAR
June 16, 2015 - 3:13pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — After he fell just short of his third straight Colorado championship and Late Model title at Colorado National Speedway, veteran Bruce Yackey is off to a strong start in 2015 and is ready to start another streak of accomplishments.

Yackey finished second to Dominic Ursetta last season and while many drivers would welcome a second-place finish in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state points, that is something Yackey is not used to.

He has used that for motivation so far this season.

Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: Sunset

Dilley Wears Two Hats In Inaugural Sunset Race
Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
June 16, 2015 - 12:03pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Mark Dilley will achieve two dreams with the drop of one green flag Saturday as Sunset Speedway welcomes the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 for the first time.

Dilley, a competitor in the Canadian Tire Series since its inception, also serves as general manager at the track located in Innisfil, Ontario. Those two worlds will collide in the Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville when he moves from Race Control to the seat of the No. 02 Micks Motorsports Ford.

PIT BOX: Title Implications At Langley

K&N Pro East Heads To Virginia; Canadian Tire Visits Sunset
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
June 15, 2015 - 5:12pm

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

• The last two seasons, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East trip to Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia, has been won by the eventual series champion. The series returns to the .396-mile oval Saturday for the Visit Hampton 175 and could again factor in the title picture. William Byron holds a 13-point lead on Austin Hill, with Kyle Benjamin lurking four points behind Hill and Scott Heckert another point back. The four have accounted for all five wins this season, led by Byron's two.

Career First For Tovar At Aguascalientes

Leads 141 Laps En Route To First Mexico Series Triumph
Official Release
June 14, 2015 - 6:45pm

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico -- Santiago Tovar scored his first career NASCAR Mexico Series win Sunday at Oval Aguascalientes in the Hidrocálida 240.

Tovar’s No. 23 Alcatel One Touch/Cinemex Ford completed the 171 laps .260 seconds ahead of runner-up Rubén Rovelo.

The first 100 laps on the 0.875 mile (1.4 km) track were slowed by just one caution, as Tovar set the pace and the race leaders faced the task of navigating lapped traffic. Tovar led 141 laps.

Hathaway Celebrates A Milestone Victory

Veteran Wins Historic 100th Canadian Tire Series Race
Tim Southers, NASCAR
June 13, 2015 - 10:29pm

VALLÉE-JONCTION, Quebec, Canada – Jason Hathaway said prior to the Budweiser 300 that to win the 100th race in the history of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 would be something special.

He was able to do just that Saturday at Autodrome Chaudiere.

After race leader Scott Steckly experienced mechanical trouble battling Hathaway for the lead while leading on Lap 270, Hathaway sailed the final 30 laps to score his second consecutive win at the track and first of the season in the historic event.

QUALIFYING: Labbe Makes It Last

Nabs Second Career Canadian Tire Pole
Tim Southers, NASCAR
June 13, 2015 - 4:56pm

VALLÉE-JONCTION, Quebec – Alex Labbe went out third on the grid for his qualifying attempt and most drivers like to get a late draw in qualifying. That didn't matter for Labbe.

The St. Albert, Quebec native's time was fast enough to stand up and win his second career pole in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 at Autodrome Chaudiere.

PRACTICE: Tagliani Up Front At Chaudiere

Veteran Sets Quick Time During Canadian Tire Sessions
Tim Southers, NASCAR
June 13, 2015 - 2:14pm

VALLÉE-JONCTION, Quebec, Canada – In the 100th race in the history of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1, racing veteran Alex Tagliani is making his presence felt early in his first start of the season at Autodrome Chaudiere.

The Montreal, Quebec, native paced the field in his No. 18 EpiPen/CGI/CanTorque Chevrolet in final practice for the Budweiser 300 with the fastest overall time in both sessions at 13.112 seconds (68.639 mph) - just off the track record set by Steve Mathews at 13.109  last year.

Canadian Tire Series At 100

What It Means To A Trio Of Drivers, In Their Own Words
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
June 12, 2015 - 12:00pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Saturday at Autodrome Chaudiere, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will contest its 100th all-time race. Three drivers have been there every race from the beginning. Here are their thoughts on the milestone event.

Q: What are your memories of the inaugural series event? (May 26, 2007 at Cayuga Motor Speedway)

Burns, Emory Battle For Division III Lead

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division II-V Update
By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
June 11, 2015 - 2:28pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The battle for the Division III championship title is heating up in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, with only two points separating the leaders. And they race head-to-head at the same track.

Racing in the Renegade Division at South Carolina's Greenville Pickens Speedway, Brad Burns leads Bobby Emory Jr. by two points in the national championship race as the season nears the halfway point.

Coby Bounces Back With Convincing Victory

Leads Nearly Every Lap In Whelen Modified Win At Thompson
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
June 10, 2015 - 10:23pm

THOMPSON, Conn. Doug Coby bounced back in a big way Wednesday night.

QUALIFYING: Pitkat Fastest With Late Run

Wins 3rd Coors Light Pole For Whelen Mods At Thompson
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
June 10, 2015 - 7:48pm

THOMPSON, Conn. -- Woody Pitkat will once again start out front at Thompson Speedway Motorsport Park.

The Stafford, Connecticut, driver claimed his third career Coors Light Pole Award in early evening qualifying Wednesday for the night's Mr. Rooter 125. All three of Pitkat's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour poles have come at the .625-mile oval.

Pitkat went out 29th of 30 cars in his No. 88 TSI Harley Davidson/Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet, and posted a lap of 18.854 seconds (119.338 mph) to knock Doug Coby off the provisional pole.