CHAMPIONS WEEK KICKS OFF IN CHARLOTTE
Touring & Weekly
Series Champions Honored At Awards Friday & Saturday
iRacing.com Challenge At NASCAR Hall of Fame Sets Stage
top drivers throughout its regional touring and
weekly series will be in the spotlight this week in
Charlotte, N.C., with a bevy of activities leading
up to the awards ceremonies Friday and Saturday
The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards will
take place Friday, Dec. 13. Among those honored will
be the 2013 national champion Lee Pulliam, as well
as track champions from 55 tracks across the United
States and Canada, state and provincial champions
and top rookies.
"We've been really looking forward to this," said
Lee Pulliam, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
national champion. "A lot of hard work has gone into
this year to get us to this point. Charlotte was a
blast last year, and it's already started off that
way this year.
"I'm just really proud of everybody's hard work and
determination that's gotten us here. Getting that
handshake from NASCAR President Mike Helton and
receiving that coveted trophy, thatís something I've
always dreamed of."
On the following evening, NASCARís touring series
champions will be recognized at the traditional
NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards. Set for
Saturday, Dec. 14, honorees will include the
champions from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and
West, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Whelen
Southern Modified Tour, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
presented by Mobil 1, Mexicoís NASCAR Toyota Series
and NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.
"It's great - this week is always terrific," said
Ander Vilarino, who won his second straight NASCAR
Whelen Euro Series in 2013. "All the moments are
very special. Just having the car in the NASCAR Hall
of Fame -- all the champions cars are there. And you
can see Petty's car and Johnson's car and there is
"And obviously the awards ceremony is the key moment
- the most exciting moment of the week - when you
receive that NASCAR championship ring."
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Both the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards
and the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards
will be streamed live on NASCARHomeTracks.com.
Friday will be in English and Spanish, and Saturday
will be in English, Spanish and French.
NASCAR Champions week kicks off Wednesday, Dec. 11
with the first NASCAR Home Tracks Champions
Challenge presented by iRacing.com.
The unique event will be held on the iRacing
simulator pods at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
iRacing.com is the worldís premier motorsports
racing simulation which allows drivers, race fans
and gamers alike to hone their skills and enjoy the
thrill of the racetrack from the comfort of their
The event will kick off at 1:30 p.m., with an
autograph session in the Great Hall at the NASCAR
Hall of Fame where the championship trophies and
cars will be on display with the seven NASCAR
touring series champions and the NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series national champion.
Fans will be able to sign-up to compete against the
champions, including Tyler Hudson, the recently
crowned NASCAR iRacing.com Series World champion, in
iRacing races from 2-4 p.m.
The final championship race will begin at 4:15 p.m.
and will feature all nine champions competing
against one another.
Source: Jason Christley / NASCAR