SOUTHEAST: MDCU Partners With Martinsville to Sponsor Annual Late Model Race

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – official release — Two of the region’s most respected and consumer-oriented businesses, Martinsville Speedway and Martinsville DuPont Credit Union (MDCU), have joined forces for NASCAR’s biggest late model stock car race. Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell announced today that Martinsville DuPont Credit Union will be the sponsor of the track’s prestigious late model stock race. It is …

SOUTHEAST: Shell Rolls to Victory at Kingsport

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KINGSPORT, Tenn. (April 26) — Mother Nature threatened to wash out Mountain Empire Fence Co. Night at the Races Friday at Kingsport Speedway, but the weather system finally moved out of Northeast Tennessee and skies cleared for a great night of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing in the Model City. Kres VanDyke, who had visited victory lane the first two Late Model …

Former NASCAR racer Pressley to head up racing efforts for Woods in 2014

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PINEY FLATS, Tenn. — Changes happen often in the motorsports world, both on the local and national levels. A major change will take place in 2014 for Hayden Woods of Piney Flats with his racing efforts, as former NASCAR racer Robert Pressley will head up Hayden Woods Racing. Pressley led a revival of Kingsport Speedway over the past three seasons, …

Ben Rhodes Concludes Late Model Stock Career with Six 2013 Victories

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (December 9th, 2013) – The 2013 year was a break-out season of racing for Louisville, Kentucky, native Ben Rhodes in Late Model Stock competition. The 16-year-old racer was in contention to win from the start of the season in February to the end in November, racking up multiple top-five finishes with his Hawk-McCall Motorsports team, driving into victory …

Woods records top-10 finish at Martinsville Speedway in ‘Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300’

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PINEY FLATS, Tenn. — Each fall Martinsville Speedway hosts the biggest, richest, most prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock event in the country. The Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 pays $25,000 to win from a total purse of over $73,000, plus the winner takes home a treasured grandfather clock. Hayden Woods of Piney Flats, an 18-year-old senior at Providence Academy …

Kingsport Speedway: Track Champ Chad Finchum Confident Going Into Martinsville

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  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Chad Finchum of Knoxville entered the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season at Kingsport Speedway with three goals in mind – capturing the track Late Model Stock championship, winning a state title, plus contending for the national championship. A phenomenal campaign saw the 18-year-old record six wins and 15 top-five finishes, with 21 overall top-10 runs, …

Big Improvement: Nick Leitz One Top Five; Three Top Tens In South Carolina Late Model Competition

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(Myrtle Beach, S.C. ) August 30, 2013 – Last weekend was, by the measure of everyone involved, a highly successful one for young Nick Leitz of Chesapeake, Va. The 16-year-old NASCAR Limited Late Model racer scored a fifth, seventh and tenth place finish in his three race tour of two South Carolina tracks he had never seen before. His weekend …

AUDIO: NASCAR Late Model Mid-South Racer Chad Finchum

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Chad Finchum has been quietly enjoying a successful 2013 season to-date, with several wins and strong runs in Kingsport (TN) Speedway’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model division.  He’s also had some K&N Pro Series East experience and is hoping to add to that very soon. RaceChaser Online Editor-In-Chief Tom Baker caught up with Chad in the midst of a …

AUDIO: Landon Huffman: One of Hickory’s “First Families” Carries On The Winning Tradition!

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Hickory, N.C. – One of the coolest things about short-track racing is that you see so many whole families involved in a hands-on sort of way.  Even cooler is when multiple generations have such an impact on one track that their name starts to become synonymous with the facility.  Hickory Motor Speedway is one of America’s most fabled tracks and …

AUDIO: Take Ten With Hickory Late Model Racer Matt Piercy

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Spend ten minutes with 18-year-old Hickory Late Model racer Matt Piercy and you’ll be impressed. He is well-spoken, humble and determined.  Driving the Z-Loop sponsored No. 25, Matt has had a toss salad kind of season, with several poles and top three finishes mixed in with some runs like last Saturday night where the result wasn’t what the team expects.  …