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2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Schedule Announced

Daytona Beach, FL — NASCAR has announced the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule, which is highlighted by 14 events in five states with two venues added.

Staples on the schedule since the Whelen Modified Tour’s inception, Connecticut ovals Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson International Speedway will once again play host to seven combined events in 2010. The half mile at Stafford will entertain the Tour four times and Thompson three, including the season-opener on April 11 and the finale on Oct. 17.

Also returning to the schedule will be the traditional events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on June 26 and Sept. 18 in Loudon, N.H. The Whelen Modified Tour, which has a history of producing exciting finishes at the “Magic Mile,” held its 50th all-time event at The Granite State oval this past fall.

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2010 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Schedule Announced

Daytona Beach, FL —  NASCAR has announced the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour schedule, which is highlighted by four new tracks and traditional stops at historic venues.

The 2010 season – the sixth for the Whelen Southern Modified Tour – will open and close on NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends as the quarter-mile tracks at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway will play host to a NASCAR Touring series for the first time. Atlanta’s “Thunder Ring” will be the site of the Southern Tour season-opener on March 5 and the 2010 champion will be crowned at Charlotte on Oct. 14 at the quarter-mile track made popular by the “Summer Shootout Series.”

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2010 NASCAR Camping World Series East Schedule Announced

Daytona Beach, FL — NASCAR has announced the 2010 schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Series East that include a total of 10 events across eight states.

“The NASCAR Camping World Series continues to visit key markets and top race tracks up and down the East Coast,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR Managing Director of Racing Operations. “The diverse schedule should provide for an exciting season of racing and an excellent opportunity for NASCAR’s rising stars to gain experience.”

The 2010 season will be highlighted by three companion events with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. New Hampshire Motor Speedway will have its traditional events on June 25 and Sept. 17 in Loudon, N.H., while the champion will once again be crowned at Dover (Del.) International Speedway on Sept. 24.

New to the Camping World Series East schedule in 2010 will be the high-banked half mile of Gresham Motorsports Park. The Jefferson, Ga., track is on the schedule for Aug. 28.

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Champions Week Draws To A Close With Big Announcements

2010 Schedules For Touring Series Outlined;Television Package Highlighted

Concord, NC — The final day of Champions Week got underway in North Carolina with a marketing seminar for NASCAR drivers and teams, highlighted by a special guest speaker, NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Junior Johnson, and the announcement of the touring series schedules and television coverage plans.

Johnson is a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s inaugural class that will be inducted in May 2010, and has a special connection with NASCAR’s short tracks. Johnson’s son, Robert, 16, won five times in the Sportsman Division this season at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C.

Also at the session, George Silbermann, managing director for racing operations for NASCAR, outlined the 2010 schedules for each of four touring series – Camping World Series East, Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1, Whelen Modified Tour and Whelen Southern Modified Tour. The complete schedules were released by NASCAR following the seminar.

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Wall Stadium Saturday Practice Rained Out; Reset for Sunday

Wall, NJ — A paid practice session scheduled for Saturday (11/14/09) at Wall Stadium was postponed by rain shortly after noon. The practice session has been rescheduled for Sunday (11/15/09) with gates opening at 10:00 a.m. and the practice session starting at 11:00 a.m.

Since Saturday’s session had already begun, any and all competitors in attendance Saturday are reminded that their admission arm bands will be honored on Sunday.
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Time Schedule Announced for Turkey Derby at Wall Stadium

Wall, NJ — Wall Stadium promoter Jim Morton has announced the time schedule for the 36th annual running of the “Turkey Derby” season ending stock car classic. As has been the case since the outset, Turkey Derby competition is always held during the daylight hours and is presented on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 27 and 28) of Thanksgiving weekend. This year, Sunday afternoon action has been added featuring Enduro style racing.

On Friday, November 27, pit gates will open at 7:00 a.m., with pre purchased ticket holders’ grandstand gates opening at 9:30 a.m. and grandstand seating opening at 10:00 a.m. On the track, all eight divisions that will see competition on the weekend will practice on Friday morning starting at 8:30 a.m. The Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club vehicles will then go 15-laps at 12:15 p.m., before qualifying begins at 12:30 p.m. Friday’s qualifying will consist of time trials for the Red Bank Sleep Shoppe Modifieds and the Late Model stock cars, along with heat races and consolation races as needed for the Flanagan Retail Development Factory Stocks, I.N.E.X. Legend Cars, Street Stocks and the RBSS Modifieds.
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