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Holden Follows His Father’s Footsteps

Wins Evergreen Track Title and Washington Champ
By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
February 24, 2015 - 4:50pm

Daytona Beach, FL – Last season exceeded all Mike Holden’s expectations.

He was crowned the champion at Evergreen Speedway as well as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Washington champion on the strength of his Speedway Chevrolet Super Late Model Division title run.

“We were a new team last season,” said Holden. “We built a new car and went out there and won half the races. It went beyond anything we imagined the season to be.”

Goede Comes Back Home Wins Titles

Experienced Driver Wins First Track & State Titles At Elko
Tim Southers, NASCAR
February 23, 2015 - 1:13pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In a family reunion that the Goede clan holds each Saturday night during the racing season at Elko Speedway, it was the elder of two racing brothers that retained bragging rights in 2014.

Logano's Career Path Takes Him To The Top

From 2007 K&N Pro Champ To 2015 Daytona 500 Winner
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
February 22, 2015 - 7:36pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- First was Trevor Bayne. And now Joey Logano.

The 24-year-old Middletown, Connecticut driver won the 2015 DAYTONA 500 Sunday afternoon at the Daytona International Speedway. With the career-definining victory, Logano joined Bayne as drivers who scored their first NASCAR win in the K&N Pro Series since 2007 to go on to win "The Great American Race."

Bell Outruns Burton For New Smyrna Victory

Smith Takes World Series Super Late Model Championship
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
February 21, 2015 - 11:23pm

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. -- NASCAR's future was on full display Saturday night at New Smyrna Speedway.

Christopher Bell, 20, won his first NASCAR Super Late Model race, pulling away from 14-year-old Harrison Burton to take the Bruce Gowland Memorial 100. And Zane Smith, 15, finished fourth to claim the week-long championship in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track's 49th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing.

Preece Drives His Way All The Way Back

Wins Richie Evans 100, Clinches New Smyrna World Series Title
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
February 20, 2015 - 11:35pm
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NEW SMYRNA, Fla. -- Ryan Preece dug himself a hole on the first night of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, and a week later he completed his drive all the way back to the top.

The 24-year-old from Berlin, Connecticut, captured the prestigious 30th Richie Evans Memorial 100 on Friday night at New Smyrna (Florida) Speedway. The race is named after the Modified legend and NASCAR Hall of Famer from Rome, New York, who won six championships at the Florida half-mile high-banked oval.

Nominees Announced For Hall of Fame Class

Former West Champion McGriff Added To 2016 Ballot
Official Release
February 20, 2015 - 8:36pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Legendary engine builders, crew chiefs, owners and drivers. Their roles and responsibilities may have differed, but they all have one trait in common – each made an everlasting mark on NASCAR history.

NASCAR today announced the 20 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016, as well as the five nominees for the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.  Included among the list are five first-time nominees – legends all – who exceled in various disciplines, at various levels.

Diversity Awards Recognize Advancements Toward Increasing Inclusion

8th Annual Celebration Highlights Multicultural and Female Milestones
Official Release
February 20, 2015 - 2:45pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR celebrated a defining year for the industry’s multicultural progress with the 8th annual NASCAR Diversity Awards today at Daytona International Speedway.

NASCAR and industry leaders gathered to recognize people and organizations within the industry whose dedication to diversity is indicative of the evolving face of motorsports and emphasizes the importance of inclusion.

Garbo Takes First At New Smyrna

Earns First Career Super Late Victory With World Series Run
By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
February 20, 2015 - 12:24am

New Smyrna, Fla. – All of those tough nights of racing paid off for David Garbo Jr. Thursday when he captured his first career Super Late Model win at New Smyrna Speedway.

The 18-year old Stonington, Connecticut, native took home the checkered flag in the 50-lap Super Late Model feature during the seventh night of the 49th Annual  World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing. 

Wallace Emerges From Long Night With Win

Fends Off Field To Win Super Late Model Finale At New Smyrna
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
February 19, 2015 - 3:33am

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. -- It took all night and 35 eventful laps, but Steve Wallace ended up in Victory Lane.

The 27-year-old son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace drove a dented and torn-up Super Late Model to the win in the final feature of Wednesday night's World Series Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing action.

Wallace emerged from a battle with Harrison Burton, 14, to take the lead in the closing stages. Burton, the son of former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Burton, was penalized for contact with Wallace on Lap 32 while battling for first.

Late Charge Gives Goodale Emotional Win

Passes Preece For Blewett Memorial 76 Win At New Smyrna
By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
February 19, 2015 - 1:42am

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. – Late-race heroics give Eric Goodale his first victory of the week.

The 24-year old Riverhead, New York native snapped Ryan Preece’s win streak when he slide past him on Turn 3 with three laps to go to win the John Blewett III Memorial 76 Wednesday night at New Smyrna Speedway.

“Last year I lost a 100 lapper to Justin Bonsignore with two to go,” said Goodale. “I pretty much did the same thing to Ryan that Justin did to me last year. I wasn’t going to let the opportunity slip by.

NASCAR’s Whelen Mod Tours Add Awards

Hoosier Racing Tire Sponsors Prizes in Both Modified Tours
Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
February 17, 2015 - 4:16pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR and Hoosier Racing Tire, the exclusive tire supplier for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tours, announced today an exciting new awards program that is sure to be a hit among the teams in both tours.

The Hoosier Lap Leader Award, Hoosier Fastest Lap Award, and Hoosier Most Improved Award will be presented at each event for both Modified tours throughout the season, with additional mid-year and year-end awards increasing the prize pool for eligible teams.

Seekonk Speedway Aligns With NASCAR

Whelen All-American Series Returns To Massachusetts
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
February 17, 2015 - 2:10pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR and Seekonk Speedway revealed today in a press announcement that the famed Massachusetts oval will celebrate its 70th season of auto racing in 2015 by joining the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series weekly racing program.

The announcement reunited two longstanding entities of the auto racing world. Seekonk Speedway, which opened in 1946 – two years prior to NASCAR’s inaugural season – was previously aligned with the sanctioning body from 2000-05.

Preece Runs Away From The Field

Dominates Modified Race For Second Win At New Smyrna
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
February 16, 2015 - 10:47pm

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. -- Ryan Preece continued his dominance at New Smyrna Speedway Monday night.

The 24-year-old from Berlin, Conn., picked up his second Tour-type Modified win at the 49th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing in the 35-lap feature.


Shepherd Looks To Defend Ontario Title

Veteran Driver Celebrates Track, Provincial Titles As Well
Tim Southers, NASCAR
February 16, 2015 - 1:41pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — For those fortunate enough to have visited a short track in Canada, one thing is for certain, Canadian fans love stock car racing.

One of the unique characteristics of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series is that it is not limited to within the borders of the United States, and that is one reason Gord Shepherd can celebrate a second consecutive NASCAR track championship won at Barrie Speedway. The 35 year old driver also claimed the provincial title in Ontario. 

Hill Keeps On Rolling In New Year

Opener At New Smyrna Is Third Straight K&N Pro East Victory
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
February 15, 2015 - 10:50pm
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NEW SMYRNA, Fla. -- Offseason did nothing to slow down Austin Hill.

The 20-year-old picked up right where he left off last year in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, leading every lap Saturday in winning the Hart To Heart 150 Breast Cancer Foundation 150 at New Smyrna Speedway.