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Championship Hunt Drives Sanders

Whelen All-American Series Division II-V Update

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — AJ Sanders has been around racing long enough that he knows exactly what is at stake.

With just under two months remaining in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season, Sanders is hoping to turn his early-season success into a NASCAR national title.

“I’d love to win the NASCAR championship,” said the 46-year-old from Mocksville, North Carolina. “It’s a big goal. I’m going to try everything I can to win this championship.”

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Rhodes Rolls to Bowman Gray Victory Lane

Gains Third NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Win

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Ben Rhodes turned in a dominating victory in the NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 Saturday night in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East action at historic Bowman Gray Stadium.

Rhodes, a NASCAR Next driver from Louisville, Kentucky, nearly became the first driver in four all-time races at The Stadium to win from the pole, but as it was he led all but one of the 152 circuits to emerge with his third victory of the season and extend his lead in the K&N Pro Series East championship standings.

Rhodes’ triumph was not without challenges, however. He had to keep his No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet out in front through 12 caution restarts on the tight quarter-mile for the hard-earned win.

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QUALIFYING: Record Run For Rhodes

Set Series’ Track Record In Bowman Gray Time Trials

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Ben Rhodes took down his fourth 21 Means 21 Pole Award by Coors Brewing in seven NASCAR K&N Pro Series East events this season in qualifying for tonight’s NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 at Bowman Gray Stadium.

In his first appearance at the legendary quarter-mile, Rhodes posted a fast lap of 14.382 seconds (62.578 mph) to earn the all-important pole position. The Louisville, Kentucky native’s lap bested the series’ previous track record of 14.471 (62.193) established by Brett Moffitt a year ago.

Rhodes’ qualifying effort backed up his performance earlier in the day at The Stadium when he also paced the K&N Pro Series East field in the practice session. He entered the day with two wins on the season and the championship points lead.

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PRACTICE: Rhodes On Top at Stadium

K&N Pro Series East Points Leader Looks For Third Win

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Ben Rhodes topped the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East speed chart on Saturday in NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 practice at Bowman Gray Stadium.

After competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event Friday night at Dover International Speedway, the 17-year-old driver out of Louisville, Kentucky has his sight set on a third K&N Pro Series East victory of the season. The points leader made his way around the tight quarter-mile track in 14.551 seconds for an average speed of 61.851 mph.

Cameron Hayley was second with a time of 14.558 seconds (61.822 mph) followed by Daniel Suárez in third at 14.579 seconds (61.733 mph). Nick Drake and Sergio Peña completed to top five drivers in the 90-minute session at 14.624 seconds (61.543 mph) and 14.637 seconds (61.488 mph), respectively.
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From the Monster Mile to the Madhouse

Four K&N Pro Series East Drivers Pulling Double Duty

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It will be a busy weekend full of adjustments for four NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competitors.

Gray Gaulding, Brandon Jones, Brennan Newberry and Ben Rhodes will participate in the Lucas Oil 200 on Friday, May 30 in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series action at Dover (Del.) International Speedway before making their way to Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., for the K&N Pro Series East’s NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 on Saturday.

To tame the “Monster Mile,” the four will need to get their trucks dialed in for the 24-degree banking in the turns of the concrete oval. Then, less than 20 hours later, they’ll be behind the wheel of their familiar K&N Pro Series machines trying to find the right setup for the flat quarter-mile at “The Madhouse.”
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PIT STOP: Stock Cars in the Madhouse

Weekend Info – Touring & Weekly Schedules, Links & Notes

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

• The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East heads to historic Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Saturday, May 31. The NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 will be the fourth series event at “The Stadium,” which hosted 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races from 1958-71. NASCAR Next drivers and alumni won the first three visits to the .25-mile asphalt oval, a trend that is likely to continue with six members of the current class and three alumni entered in Saturday’s event.

• The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will make its second attempt at the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway when it heads to the half-mile asphalt oval on Friday, May 30. Rain washed out the tour’s first attempt last Friday, but not before Bobby Santos captured the pole award in qualifying, his fourth in the last six qualifying attempts at Stafford. The veteran driver won this race during his 2010 championship season. Friday night’s event will be the second of four at Stafford this season, and the first of two under the lights.

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K&N Pro East Stat Advance: Bowman Gray

Analyzing The NASCAR Hall of Fame 150

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East makes its annual visit to historic Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Saturday, May 31 for the NASCAR Hall of Fame 150. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers at Bowman Gray, as well as some other statistical trends:

Bowman Gray Race Setup
• None of the nine drivers on the entry list with K&N Pro Series East experience at Bowman Gray have led a lap at the quarter-mile track. The best finish of those nine was fourth last season by Kenzie Ruston.
• A dozen of the entered drivers will be making their first series appearance at the track.
• Winning the pole position for the NASCAR Hall of Fame has not been a good sign with an average finish of 13.3 in three series events. The best finish for a pole sitter was the fifth-place showing by Kyle Larson in 2012.

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K&N East News & Notes: Bowman Gray

Rookie Bassett Settling In With Each Passing Day

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Knowledge is power.

For NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Ronnie Bassett Jr., the confidence level rises on a daily basis as he and his team learns more and more about the cars and tracks that make up the series.

“It’s been really different. Everything that I’ve ever learned in a late model, I can throw out the window,” said Bassett. “It’s like the other side of the coin and starting brand new.”

The learning curve, while steep, has been managed by the Bassett bunch. In six starts this season they have scored top-five finishes at Greenville and Richmond. Add in another two top 10s and that’s good enough for ninth in the championship standings.
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Myers Holds on Against Brown at Bowman Gray

Winston-Salem, NC – It was a clash of the titans on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium as Burt Myers tussled with Tim Brown for victory in the Hayes Jewelers 200 for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series.

Myers, a resident of Walnut Cove, qualified on the pole with Rural Hall’s Tim Brown starting on the outside front row. Myers shot out into the lead as the green flag waved and held on for 35 laps and two double-file restarts.

But on the third double-file restart, Brown slammed the gas and powered ahead of Myers to steal away the lead heading into turn one. Brown then turned his efforts towards nursing his tires – but Myers had other ideas.

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VIDEO: Watch 2013 NASCAR Awards Shows

Replays of Whelen All-American Awards & Night Of Champions

Watch complete multilingual video coverage from the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards. Both events took place in the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center adjacent to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Dec. 13-14, 2013.

The videos include Red Carpet driver interviews in addition to the full awards programs.

NASCAR WHELEN ALL-AMERICAN SERIES AWARDS: ENGLISH | SPANISH

NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards: ENGLISH | SPANISH | FRENCH

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Cole Powell to Test ARCA Car at Daytona

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Cole Powell of Mount Brydges, Ontario will test at Daytona International Speedway this week in advance of his ARCA Racing Series debut on February 15, 2014.

“(It) just happened though connections with people knowing people and we were guided towards Empire,” Powell said.

Empire Racing is based in Mooresville, NC and owned by John Corr. The car will be either #8 or #48. There are no additional ARCA races are planned at this time. Powell could not provide specifics regarding a potential ride in the NASCAR Nationwide or Camping World Truck Series.

“I’m really excited to get to the track this week for the test and finally get to feel what it’s like to drive Daytona Speedway,” Powell said. “It’s going to be a dream come true.”

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2014 K&N East Schedule Announced

Florida Swing Kicks Off 16-Race Slate

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season kicks off with a Florida doubleheader and covers a combination of historic short tracks, NASCAR national series combination events and a pair of road courses.

The East portion of NASCAR’s top step on its developmental ladder will cover 16 events and culminate with the finale at the “Monster Mile” at Dover International Speedway.

New additions to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule include the season-opener at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway – followed by the return to Daytona International Speedway for the UNOH Battle At The Beach – as well as running the road course at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend.

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2014 Southern Modified Schedule Announced

Fifteen Race Schedule Covers Seven Traditional Tracks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2014 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour schedule has a pair of special non-points events on the slate this season to go along with its traditional calendar and some notable additions.

The Whelen Southern Modified Tour’s 10th season of competition will see 15 championship points events scattered throughout the tour’s familiar southeastern footprint. Added to the season-opening non-points UNOH Battle At The Beach at Daytona International Speedway is another special event folded into the June Whelen Modified Tour visit to New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Also new this year is second dates added to Virginia short tracks – Langley Speedway and South Boston Speedway.

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Whelen All-American Changes Announced

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced several new initiatives for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Thursday at the annual Track Operators Meeting.

The competition changes, which go into effect in 2014, are designed to spotlight the sport’s young stars and reward the achievements of drivers at every level of the series. They were announced at the meeting, which was held in conjunction with the touring and weekly series awards ceremonies in Charlotte, N.C.

Starting next season, a national champion will be crowned in all five divisions of the series. In recent seasons, the Finalist Program honored top competitors in Div. II-V.

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NOTEBOOK: An Emotional Trip for Preece

NASCAR Next Driver Makes Up For Lost Time At Madhouse

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – It took Ryan Preece 12 hours to get as far away from the disappointment of a 16th-place finish Friday night at Stafford Motor Speedway. It took him just over an hour to erase that bitter memory entirely.

Preece, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour point leader, led every single lap from the pole Saturday night to win the Kevin Powell Motorsports 199 at Bowman Gray Stadium for his first career NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour victory. The member of the 2013 NASCAR Next class became just the second driver in history from the state of Connecticut to win at the historic quarter-mile, joining the late Ed Flemke Sr. in the record books.

“I don’t think anybody here in the stands knows how much this means to me, to my family,” Preece said, holding back tears in Victory Lane.

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Saturday Night Updates

NASCAR WSMT: Ryan Preece won the Kevin Powell Motorsports 199 at Bowman-Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC over Burt Myers, Cole Powell, Danny Bohn, and Tim Brown. John Smith, Jeremy Gerstner, Luke Fleming, Gary Putnam, and Andy Seuss rounded out the top-10. This is Preece’s first career NASCAR WSMT win.

NEMA: John Zych, Jr. of Mendon, MA won the 25-lap NEMA Midget race by 1.7 seconds over Ian Cumens, Seth Carlson, Russ Stoehr and Randy Cabral completed the top-5. Anthony Marvuglio, Bethany Stoehr, Joey Payne, Phil DiMario and Paul Scally rounded out the top-10. This was the first NEMA race at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY since 1971 (Jerry Wall).

NEMA Lites: In the companion 25-lap feature at Airborne, Ian Cumens claimed the win over Brandon Igo, Logan Rayvals, Danny Cugini and Carl Medeiros.  Avery Stoehr, Meg Cugini, Anthony Payne, Kenney Johnson and Richie Morrocco rounded out the top-10. This was the inaugural NEMA Lites race at Airborne.

VMRS at Beech Ridge: Steven Masse of Bellingham, MA won the 100-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series feature over Anthony Nocella and Chris Pasteryak. The race was run in 31 minutes with one caution.

Waterford: Diego Monahan won the SK Modified feature over Keith Rocco, Todd Ceravolo, Ted Christopher, and Joe Gada. Robert Janovic Jr., Jeffrey Gallup, Craig Lutz, Ed Puleo, Kyle James rounded out the top-10.

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Preece Wins at Historic Bowman Gray

Leads Wire-To-Wire For First Southern Tour Victory

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Ryan Preece recorded his first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour victory in style, leading every lap in the Kevin Powell Motorsports 199 at the historic Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday.

The 22-year-old from Berlin, Conn., became the seventh driver in series history to win at the track. It was the second Modified event in as many nights for Preece, who finished 16th in the CARQUEST 150 at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway on Friday evening in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action.

“This win means so much to me,” Preece said. “This is definitely at the top of my wins list. All of the history here and the drivers that have won here – it’s just an honor to have my name on that list.”

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QUALIFYING: Preece Tops at Bowman Gray

Mod Tour Points Leader Wins Second SoMod Pole

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Quick turnarounds are routine for Ryan Preece.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader raced Friday night at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway and quickly headed south for his second career outing at Bowman Gray Stadium. The 22-year-old out of Berlin, Conn., won the Coors Light Pole Award for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour’s Kevin Powell Motorsports 199 on Saturday. He made his way around the cozy quarter-mile oval in 13.313 seconds for an average speed of 67.603 mph.

It’s Preece’s second pole in as many outings in the southern tour this season after claiming the prize earlier in the season at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C.

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PRACTICE: Brown Fast at Stadium

Veteran Racer Looking For First Bowman Gray SoMod Win

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Tim Brown topped the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour practice charts on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium in preparation for the Kevin Powell Motorsports 199.

Brown of Rural Hall, N.C., posted a fast lap of 13.479 second which translates to a speed of 66.771 mph on the legendary quarter-mile track. The nine-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track champion is in search of this first tour win. His best finish in seven starts at his home track is second on two occasions including last season.

Defending tour and race champion George Brunnhoelzl III was second at 13.524 seconds (66.548 mph) followed by Burt Myers and in third at 13.546 seconds (66.440 mph). Andy Seuss was fourth with the exact time. Myers gets the edge by posting the time first. Rookie Luke Fleming was fifth with a time of 13.575 seconds (66.298 mph).

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Southern Mod Stat Advance: Bowman Gray

Analyzing The Kevin Powell Motorsports 199

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour visits Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 3 for the Kevin Powell Motorsports 199. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the tour and selected drivers at Bowman Gray, as well as some other statistical trends:

Bowman Gray Race Setup
• Competition begins to heat up as the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour heads to the first of its final seven races of the season. Three consecutive wins have propelled George Brunnhoelzl III to a 24-point lead in the championship standings, as he takes aim on a fourth championship.
• Brunnhoelzl scored his first Bowman Gray win when the tour visited on the historic flat quarter-mile track in 2012.
• Burt Myers (2005, 2007) and Jason Myers (2006) accounted for the first three Southern Modified Tour wins at Bowman Gray, but haven’t won since.
• Luke Fleming won at Bowman Gray in 2009 Southern Modified Tour debut.

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Southern Mod News & Notes: Bowman Gray

Seuss Ready To Return To Winning Ways

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Wins are hard to come by in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, but that doesn’t stop Andy Seuss from agonizing over his recent lack of trips to Victory Lane.

Over a 12-race span from Oct. 2008 to Sept. 2009, Seuss of Hampstead, N.H., won five times, but he has just one victory in his last 18 Southern Modified Tour starts. In 73 career Southern Modified starts he has 42 top-five and 55 top-10 finishes and in a bit of a statistical anomaly Seuss’ career average starting position is 7.2 which is identical to his average finishing position.

kp199logo_r.jpgIn his last tour start on July 6 at Caraway Speedway near Asheboro, N.C., the 26-year-old Seuss finished third for his best result of the season, but it could have been more. He tangled with race leader George Brunnhoelzl III while going for the lead on Lap 136 and came out on the short end of the stick.

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Kennedy Fights Forward to Win at Bowman Gray; Burt Myers claims checkered in 100-lapper

Winston-Salem, NC — Before the green flag even waved at Bowman Gray Stadium, the K&N Pro Series East teams knew what would decide Saturday night’s NASCAR Hall of Fame 150: Survival.

With 13 cautions in 150 laps, there was hardly a fender that wasn’t dented. And those that performed well were the ones who fought hard and laid it all on the line.

Brett Moffitt of Grimes, IA started his night just as he had hoped. He qualified on the pole and shot out into the lead as the green flag dropped. Moffitt didn’t seem to have many problems maintaining the lead from the outside row challenges of Bryan Ortiz of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. “Judging off of years past, leading is the safest place to be,” said Moffitt.

But halfway through the race, his team began reporting that they were experiencing trouble with the car battery. Moffitt tried everything he could to hang in there, but he began to fall back. On lap 124, he relinquished the lead to Ben Kennedy of Daytona Beach, FL.

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Myers Holds off Brown at Bowman Gray

Winston-Salem, NC — After a disappointing start to his 2013 season in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove is back where he wants to be – in Victory Lane.

“Last week, we consider the 200-lapper the race we should win. And to have a fifth place car just didn’t settle well with me. So we did everything we could to get it as good as possible this week,” said Myers. Knowing that qualifying would be paramount in the twin 25-lap races on Saturday, Myers concentrated on his time trial performance.

His hard work paid off when he grabbed the pole. Defending Champ Tim Brown of Rural Hall was the second fastest qualifier, starting on the outside front row. And behind Myers on the inside second row was younger brother Jason Myers.

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NEAR Hall of Famer Red Foote Passes at 85

Red_FooteFOOTE, Melvin “Red,” 85, of Chesterfield, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 3, 2013. Red is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Loretta Foote; his stepdaughter, Linda Strasburg; stepgrandson, Michael (TiAnna) Talley; stepgranddaughter, Michelle (Richard) King; sisters-in-law, Rev. Beverly J. Samford and Julianna Duke.

Red enjoyed racing stockcars for 35 years, is formerly known as one of the “Eastern Bandits” and was inducted into the New England Hall of Fame for racecar drivers in 1999. After retirement he spent much time at Newpoint Campground on his boat fishing. Red was devoted to his cats and his good friends at Dutchgap. Red will be remembered for his quick wit, humor and willingness to help others and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 7 at Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd (Rte 10). His graveside service will be February 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Bethel UMC Cemetery in Alberta, Va., with the Rev. Beverly J. Samford officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Richmond SPCA at 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, Va. 23220.

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2013 Whelen S. Mod Schedule Announced

Inaugural Visit To Southern National Highlights Full Slate

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the 2013 schedule for the ninth season of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, which includes two new venues to the slate of events.

Next season’s schedule features 12 dates at seven tracks including two companion events with NASCAR’s national series.

New to the schedule in 2013 will be a special event as part of Speedweeks at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway and two visits to Southern National Motorsports Park, the .4-mile track in Kenly, N.C., on March 23 and Sept. 21.

“Modified fans are as passionate as any in motorsports,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president, regional and touring series. “The expanded 2013 calendar will give them new and traditional opportunities to enjoy the stars, cars, and unbridled excitement of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.”

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Drivers Shine In NASCAR Finalist Division

24 Win Banquet Invitations; Scott Sundeen Excels At Thompson

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The top NASCAR Whelen All-American Series support division drivers for 2012 have been determined in eight NASCAR Finalist Division point races.

The NASCAR Finalist Division program recognizes drivers who compete in support divisions at NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks. With “Division I” being each track’s top class, the NASCAR Finalist Division line-up at each track highlights drivers competing in their second, third, fourth and fifth tier divisions. A NASCAR-licensed driver’s best 14 finishes count toward their final point total for the year. Points are kept separately for dirt and asphalt tracks.

“NASCAR is proud to recognize the men and women who compete at all levels of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series weekly racing,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president, regional and touring series. “NASCAR Finalists represent the top competitors from a wide variety of racing divisions at NASCAR Home Tracks throughout North America and we congratulate them on their accomplishments.”

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‘Rapid Roman’ Richie Evans Rode Orange Chariot Into History

New York Star Won Nine NASCAR Modified Series Titles In Hall Of Fame Career

Daytona Beach, FL — Richard Ernest “Richie” Evans certainly was the face of NASCAR – and modified racing – in the northeast, winning an estimated 475 times in approximately 1,300 starts. It equates to a win in every three starts (a 36.5% clip), something unheard of in modern racing at any level.

Evans will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday, one of five members of the Hall’s third class comprised of the New York native, legendary crew chief Dale Inman, team owner Glen Wood and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough. He is the first of 15 inductees without a connection to NASCAR’s premier series.

The 2012 enshrinement ceremony kicks off NASCAR Acceleration 2012 weekend, which includes the NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint, where fans can interact with the sport’s legends and current stars in person, get autographs and catch a sneak peek at the upcoming season. Fans can go to NASCARacceleration2012.com for more information.

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Whelen Southern Modified Schedule Released

Twelve-Race Season Highlighted By First Trip To "The Rock"

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the 2012 schedule for the eighth season of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, which includes the first race ever scheduled on a one-mile track.

The Whelen Southern Modified Tour will make its inaugural visit to Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway for the season finale on Nov. 3. The event will partner with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for a doubleheader at the track steeped in NASCAR history. At one mile, it will be the largest track the Whelen Southern Modified Tour has visited in its brief history.

Next season’s schedule features 12 dates at eight different tracks across four states. The 2012 slate includes returning to many facilities that held events in 2011.

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Measure of the Man

Equal parts talent, lifestyle and legend earn Evans his Hall call

Every Christmas Day, no matter how cold or how much snow was on the ground, Richie Evans would drive his race car over to The Rusty Nail, the Rome, N.Y., bar that also sponsored his famous orange and black No. 61, to celebrate the holiday. For Evans was never far from his roots.

This week, short-track fans up and down the East Coast were celebrating the announcement that Evans would be one of five people inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Evans made his name with eye-popping statistics from his career in a Modified.

But Evans cemented his legend a long time ago with the stories that surrounded his career.

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Evans Inducted To NASCAR Hall

2012 class includes Yarborough, Wood, Inman, Waltrip

1981 - Richie Evans at Stafford

1981 - Richie Evans at Stafford

Members of the 55-member NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel met today in a closed session in Charlotte, N.C., to vote on the induction class of 2012. The announcement was made by NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France in the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s “Great Hall.”

The class was determined by votes cast by the Voting Panel, which included a nationwide fan vote conducted through NASCAR.COM. The accounting firm of Ernst & Young presided over the tabulation of the votes.

As was the case for the first two classes of the NASCAR Hall Of Fame, the results of this year’s voting were competitive. Yarborough led with 85 percent of the vote, followed by Waltrip (82%), Inman (78%), Evans (50%) and Wood (44%).

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