Archive for June 29th, 2010

Sheridan Eyes Elusive Title At Delaware

Rocco Maintains Whelen All-American Series Lead With 14th Win

Daytona Beach, FL — Ron Sheridan knows what it’s like to almost win a track title. Now the 56-year-old veteran from Mt. Brydges, Ontario, has kicked off the 2010 season at Delaware Speedway looking very much like he may finally bring home that championship trophy.

Sheridan has won three of the first eight races in the Late Model division at the half-mile paved oval outside of London, Ontario. He is also 41st in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship standings, although his per-race average is sixth best.

Sheridan had a strong run last year, Delaware’s first as a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series sanctioned track, and finished ninth overall. But finishing just ahead of him in the national standings, as well as the Ontario province and Delaware track points, was Steve Robblee. While Sheriden went into the final race of the season with the points lead, Robblee was able to pass him on the final weekend.

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Modified Madmen Evans, Cook Among HOF Nominees

On Thursday, the 2010 nominees for the NASACAR Hall of Fame will be announced. As with last year’s inaugural list, there again will be 25 names. Twenty will be repeat nominees.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your debates.

And today, do we ever have a debate for you, in the process giving you a “sneak peek” at the nominees.

One guy is a repeat nominee – Richie Evans. The other guy is a first-time nominee – Jerry Cook. These two are, arguably, the greatest NASCAR modified drivers of all-time. Many would say there’s no argument, in making that assessment.

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In the NASCAR world, a crew member is the backbone of any team that helps a driver achieve success on the track. Often times the person leading the way behind the scenes is the crew chief. In the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, the crew chief is often a family member of the team that calls the shots and makes decisions that often determine the outcome of a race or season for his team.

This week’s profile features David Hill, crew chief of the No. 79 Hill Enterprises /Coors Light/LeBleu Water Pontiac, driven by the current points leader on the tour – James Civali.

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