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Speed Shift TV to Broadcast U.S. Legends Winter Nationals

The U.S. Legends Winter Nationals at Orlando Speed World February 16-20 will be broadcast on Speed Shift TV according to LegendsNation.com

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Clouser Wins First New Smyrna NASCAR Title

Veteran Already Logging ’14 Whelen All-American Series Points

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Rich Clouser won the inaugural NASCAR Super Late Model track championship at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway in 2013 and he’s already two races into the track’s 2014 schedule and getting ready for more.

Clouser, 31, of Deland, Fla., posted top-10 finishes in the first two legs of the track’s Florida Triple Crown Series this month. He opened with a third-place finish in the Red Eye 100 on Jan. 4 and a 10th-place effort in the Pete Orr Memorial Orange Blossom 100 on Jan. 18. Travis Cope won both events. The Triple Crown Series concludes with the Bruce Gowland Memorial 100 Feb 22. That race is also the finale of the track’s 48th annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing Feb. 14-22.

The partnership between NASCAR and New Smyrna Speedway opened a new era in central Florida racing. Clouser, who was the defending division champion, wanted to be part of the historic 2013 season.
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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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NASCAR Sanctions New Smyrna, Orlando

Marquee Florida Speedways Join Whelen All-American Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Florida is the birthplace of NASCAR and Friday afternoon, two marquee tracks in the state joined the NASCAR family.

NASCAR and track officials announced New Smyrna Speedway and Orlando Speedworld will be sanctioned tracks in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in 2013.

New Smyrna is a half-mile banked paved oval near New Smyrna Beach, Fla. – 25 minutes south of Daytona – and Orlando is a .375-mile banked paved oval east of the city.

Super Late Models will be NASCAR Division I at both facilities. Speedworld operates on Friday nights and New Smyrna on Saturday nights.

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