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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The first points standings update of the season for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Divisions II-V are out and the Palmetto State of South Carolina is well represented.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The five-person group – the seventh in NASCAR Hall of Fame history – consists of Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, O. Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner. In addition, NASCAR announced that Harold Brasington won the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. Next year’s Induction Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, broadcast on NBCSN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, live from Charlotte, N.C.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Lee Pulliam is accustom to seeing his name atop the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings. Between 2012-13, Pulliam led the way for 29 consecutive weeks as he became just the third driver to win multiple championships.
But last year, it was rival Anthony Anders’ turn at the top. The Greenville, South Carolina, driver led wire-to-wire in capturing his first national title in his final year as a full-time competitor and Pulliam came up one spot short while still taking home his fourth straight podium finish.
Despite a complicated start of the season in which he brought home an 18th and a 2nd place, Frederic Gabillon (#3 Tepac RDV Compétition Ford Mustang) – the most successful NWES driver on oval tracks – is looking to regain the form that granted him a sweep of the Tours Speedway weekend in 2013 and put it at work as EuroNASCAR debuts on the half-mile of Raceway Venray on May 23-24.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
• Round Two of the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series heads to the Netherlands/Germany border, where the series will run the first of two oval events on the calendar. Raceway Venray is a high-banked half-mile that will host NASCAR’s European stock car series for the first time. Eddie Cheever III and two-time champion Ander Vilarino opened the campaign with wins on the road course in Valencia, Spain. Vilarino also posted a win last year at Tours Speedway in France, the series’ other oval venue..
QUERETARO -- Rodrigo Peralta turned in a dominating performance Sunday at Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera en route to his second career NASCAR Mexico Series victory.
The 27-year-old from Mexico City won the pole and race for the support division race, the Mexico Pro Series, Sunday morning.
He then turned around and won the pole and the Promo Race 200 Sunday afternoon.
Peralta kept the No. 24 Alcatel One Touch/Cinemex Ford in front, holding off Hugo Oliveras' No. 11 MONSTER Engergy/Toyota/3M Toyota by .245 seconds.
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario – Gary Klutt was at the right place at the right time and it paid off for him Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Sitting in third place behind leader Scott Steckly and Andrew Ranger on the final lap, Klutt was able to get past the duo after they made contact in Turns 9 and 10 allowing the Halton Hills, Ontario rookie to win the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 and score his first career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 win in his seventh start.
NEWTON, Iowa -- Brandon McReynolds will celebrate his 24th birthday next week. But it will be hard to top the celebration he had at Iowa Speedway.
NEWTON, Iowa -- Rookie William Byron continues to impress.
The 17-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina, has already earned his first NASCAR win and ascended to the top of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship standings. Now the NASCAR Next driver has his first 21 Means 21 Pole Award.
BOWMANVILLE, Ont., Canada -- Gary Klutt got his rookie of the year campaign off to a fast start.
The 22-year-old from Halton Hills, Ontario, earned the pole Saturday for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Klutt, who has six career starts, earned the top spot for Sunday's Pinty's presents the Clarington 200 with a lap of 1 minute, 23.261 seconds in his No. 59 CTL Corp./Legendary Motorcar Chevrolet around the 2.459-mile, 10-turn asphalt road course.
NEWTON, Iowa -- Brandon McReynolds showed he knows the quick way around Iowa Speedway.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver posted the fasted time over the two one-hour practice sessions Saturday in preparation for the evening's Casey's General Store 150.
McReynolds, making his third start at the .875-mile asphalt tri-oval in the combination race with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, had a quick lap in the No. 99 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota of 24.167 seconds (130.343 mph).
BOWMANVILLE, Ont. -- It's raining in Indianapolis, but Pier-Luc Ouellette is shining at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Ouellette is making his first NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by MPier-Luc Ouellette obil 1 start as a substitute for Alex Tagliani, who is at Indianapolis Motor Speedway hoping to qualify for next weekend's Indianapolis 500. The 27-year-old Montreal driver piloted the No. 18 EpiPen/CGI/CanTorque Chevrolet Saturday to the fastest lap over the two practice sessions for Sunday's season-opening Pinty's presents the Clarington 200.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Twenty of the best and brightest college students from across the country will descend on Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend as the sport introduces the 2015 NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) class at NASCAR Sprint All-Star Weekend.
The interns come to NASCAR from as far north as the University of Minnesota and as far south as the University of Puerto Rico, and will take part in the 10-week, paid program, created to expose multicultural college students to employment opportunities within America’s number one motorsport.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – This weekend two of the newest members of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series will get their seasons underway with Madison International Speedway in Oregon, Wisconsin, and I-25 Speedway in Pueblo, Colorado, both operating under NASCAR sanctioning.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Julia Landauer may be new to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, but she’s no stranger to the racing scene. She began racing at a young age when her parents got her and her siblings into go-karts as a form of family bonding.
“It was something we could all do together,” the 23-year-old from New York City said. “We liked that girls could compete with the boys. I have always loved mechanics, so I fell in love with racing right away.”
After discovering her passion for the sport, she wasted no time jumping into the racing scene.