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Brunnhoelzl Nabs Record 20th Tour Win

Wire-To-Wire For Whelen Southern Modified Victory At Caraway
By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR
July 6, 2013 - 9:20pm
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ASHEBORO, N.C. - He had to wait a day to do it, but George Brunnhoelzl III went wire-to-wire at Caraway Speedway on Saturday to score a record 20th career win in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

It also marks a tour-leading 10th win on the .455-mile track for the three-time tour champion, who hails from West Babylon, N.Y.

“The car was really good through the corners,” said Brunnhoelzl. “We had some ignition issues or something because it wouldn’t go down the straightaways. All in all, my guys gave me a great car tonight.”

Gabillon Storms To Tours Win

Leads Wire-To-Wire In First Oval Track Outing
By Stéphane Enout, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
July 6, 2013 - 7:40pm
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TOURS, France – Frédéric Gabillon took center stage by winning the Michelin 100 in NASCAR Whelen Euro Series action on Saturday at Tour Speedway.

Even though the series competes at some of the most iconic tracks in Europe, the Tours event is the one every competitor circles on the calendar. As the lone oval-track event on the schedule it is a special race to win.

QUALIFYING: Ranger On Record Hunt

Sets ICAR Mark En Route To 12th Career Canadian Tire Pole
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
July 6, 2013 - 6:56pm
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MIRABEL, Quebec, Canada -- Andrew Ranger didn't waste any time Saturday afternoon at Circuit ICAR. The Roxton Pond, Ontario, driver went out on his first lap of qualifying and smashed the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 track record to take the pole position for Sunday's Jiffy Lube 100 presented by Snap-On.

Ranger had a lap of 1 minute, 35.938 seconds around the 2.113-mile airport road-course for an average speed of 79.289 mph.

PRACTICE: Dumoulin Takes Aim At ICAR Mark

Top four Canadian Tire drivers under Tagliani's Track Record
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
July 6, 2013 - 1:54pm

MIRABEL, Quebec, Canada -- L.P. Dumoulin led a blistering pace as the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobile 1 field put the qualifying record at Circuit ICAR in jeopardy during Saturday's practice for the Jiffy Lube 100.

Dumoulin was one of four drivers under the record set in 2011 by Alex Tagliani: 1 minute, 36.499 seconds (78.828 mph) around the 2.113-mile airport road-course.

Rain Forces SoMod Tour Postponement

Caraway Speedway Event Set For Saturday
By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR
July 5, 2013 - 10:30pm

ASHEBORO, N.C. - Persistent rain showers throughout Friday forced a postponement of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour’s Daggett Schuler Attorneys-At-Law/Rusty Harpe Memorial 150 at Caraway Speedway.

The race is now set to get underway on Saturday, July 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET following the completion of the track’s local division feature events. The gates will open to the public at 6 p.m.

PRACTICE: Brown Leads Pack At Caraway

Whelen Southern Modified Tour Returns To Competition
By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR
July 5, 2013 - 4:59pm

ASHEBORO, N.C. - Tim Brown led the way in practice for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour at Caraway Speedway on Friday.

The veteran driver from Rural Hall, N.C., lapped the .455-mile oval in his No. 02 Hayes Jewelers/T&C Motorsports Chevrolet in 16.013 seconds at an average speed of 102.292 mph, as teams prepared for tonight's Daggett Schuler Attorneys At Law/Rusty Harpe Memorial 150.

Loomis Winning Back Home At Cedar Lake

Bids For First NASCAR Finalist Division Track Title
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
July 4, 2013 - 2:51pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A 15-year racing veteran returned to his NASCAR Home Track this year to compete for a long-sought championship.

Mike Loomis, 42, of Columbus, Minn., is enjoying his NASCAR Whelen All-American Series homecoming. He posted his fourth win in five NASCAR Pro Stock starts Saturday night at Cedar Lake Speedway, a .375-mile banked clay oval in New Richmond, Wis.

Commercial Success At Riverhead Raceway

Award Winning Ad Features Young NASCAR Modified Driver
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
July 3, 2013 - 2:58pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track is the subject of an award winning television commercial, which features a rising star in NASCAR Modifieds and his view from the driver’s seat.

The original 2012 version of the commercial for Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway recently won an industry award for cinematography. The updated 2013 version began its two-month run on June 24. The ad was shot with five HD cameras mounted on a NASCAR Modified driven by Timmy Solomito. It can be seen on Cablevision’s News 12 Long Island, an all local, all news channel.

Whelen Euro Series New & Notes: Tours

An American Celebration In France
By Stéphane Enout, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
July 2, 2013 - 5:53pm

BLOIS, France – What better place than the Tours Speedway to host the first event for the newly rebranded NASCAR Whelen Euro Series? 

The new name for the official NASCAR series in Europe was introduced on July 1 in Paris. The long-term partnership between Team FJ and Whelen Engineering that will run through the 2019 season gave birth to the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. The ceremony was held on Quai de Grenelle in Paris and took place between the Parisian Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower.

National Points A Dead Heat

McCaskill Sweeps At Southern National To Erase Pulliam's Lead
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
July 2, 2013 - 4:38pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — With two and a half months remaining in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season, Deac McCaskill and defending national champion Lee Pulliam are virtually even.

Both Late Model drivers have 728 points, which Pulliam holding the tiebreaker edge by virtue of wins, 15-10.

“It’s pretty cool, to be honest,” McCaskill said. “We set a goal this season to finish in the top three in the nation, and we’ve been surpassing that goal all year. There’s still a long way to go and a lot of racing to do.”

Southern Mod Statistical Advance: Caraway

Analyzing The Daggett Schuler Attorneys At Law/Rusty Harpe Memorial 150 At Caraway Speedway
By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR
July 2, 2013 - 2:20pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to Caraway Speedway on Friday, July 5. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the tour and selected drivers at Caraway, as well as some other statistical trends:
 
Caraway Race Setup
• Following an 11-week break in competition, the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to action at Caraway Speedway on Friday, July 5.

Canadian Tire Series Stat Advance: ICAR

Analyzing The Jiffy Lube 100 Presented By Snap-on
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
July 2, 2013 - 12:10pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 makes its first of three Quebec appearances on Sunday, July 7 in the Jiffy Lube 100 presented by Snap-on at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel with a scheduled start time of 1:30 p.m. ET. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of selected drivers at Delaware, as well as some other statistical trends:

Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: ICAR

Ranger Tough On Home Turf
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
July 1, 2013 - 4:37pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – There is no place like home for Andrew Ranger.

Ranger’s career record in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 is impressive – two championships, 16 wins, 34 top fives and 50 top 10s in 58 starts, but his numbers for Quebec tracks are stunning. In 18 starts in ‘la belle province’ the driver hailing from Roxton Pond, Quebec has eight victories, 15 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes. 

“I feel comfortable racing at home,” said Ranger. “The support from my home fans drives me to success.”

Whelen So. Mod Tour News & Notes: Caraway

Points Leader Brunnhoelzl Ready To Return To Action
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
July 1, 2013 - 11:40am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Spring Break is over, and George Brunnhoelzl III couldn’t be more happy.

Unofficially referred to as “Spring Break,” the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour schedule traditionally does not include May and June race dates. The calendar has now turned to July, and it’s time to go back racing with the Daggett Schuler Attorneys At Law/Rusty Harpe Memorial 150 on Friday, July 5 at Caraway Speedway in rural, Asheboro, N.C.

A New Era In Europe

Whelen Signs Entitlement Sponsor Deal Thru 2019
Official Release
July 1, 2013 - 9:18am
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BLOIS, France – NASCAR, Whelen Engineering and Team FJ are pleased to announce a longterm partnership represented by the launch of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, the new name of the NASCAR European touring series.

The entitlement sponsorship deal is effective immediately and is through 2019. The first event under the new NASCAR Whelen Euro Series name will be July 6-7 at France’s Tours Speedway.