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Sentara opens clinics for mental health, substance abuse care

Costly choices all ‘round on Halifax County school facilities

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Veterans Day parade draws strong crowd downtown

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South Boston Speedway to roar back with14 events in 2019


Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation, NASCAR Foundation partner for NASCAR Day

The NASCAR Foundation is proud to announce its partnership with the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation (WBWF) for NASCAR Day 2009. NASCAR Day is an annual celebration of the NASCAR spirit and the sixth-annual observance will be held this year on Friday, May 15. NASCAR fans, corporations, schools and organizations across the country are encouraged to donate $5 and all participants will receive a collectible 2009 NASCAR Day lapel pin for their donation.

Morris takes LMS win as speedway roars back to life

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2008 Limited Sportsman Division Champion Lee Pulliam (No. 3) gets tangled up with late model regular Ronald Hill (No. 74) on lap 56 during the 150 lap feature event. (Danny Lamberth photo)

Neil Young’s LincVolt hybrid visits VIR

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Neil Young's LincVolt
Famed rocker Neil Young’s motor coach and car collection includes a ‘series hybrid’ vehicle – a 1959 Lincoln Continental convertible. Young and his team recently stopped by VIRginia International Raceway to utilize the Virginia Institute for Performance Engineering and Research’s (VIPER) chassis dyno to work on the car’s generator engine.

Morris ready to crank up season

NASCAR update

Catching up with ther NASCAR Sprint Cup field heading to Bristol this weekend: Hamlin Can Build On Car Number History At Bristol: Former South Boston Speedway regular Denny Hamlin drives the no. 11, which has been very successful at Bristol. *Ned Jarrett* drove the No. 11 car to a third-place finish in the first race at Bristol in July 1961. He also drove the car to its first victory at Bristol in July 1965. Since then, the 11 car has been synonymous with Victory Lane at the track. In 86 NASCAR Sprint Cup races since Jarrett’s victory, the No. 11 car has won the race 17 times.

SBS to try again for season opener

Mother Nature did not cooperate with South Boston Speedway competitors and fans last weekend, but the green flag is now ready to drop to begin the 2009 season on Saturday, March 21, at America’s Hometown Track. Persistent rain on Friday and Saturday of last week washed out the planned season-opener, however, this weekend five action-packed races are planned for the running of the NASCAR Whelen Night.

WERA comes to VIR this weekend

WERA motorcycles racers are coming to Virginia International Raceway March 21 and 22 for the series’ second event of the new season. Long a favorite among racers, WERA brings together some of the best racers on two wheels for an exciting weekend of races on the 2.25-mile North Course.

Four down, 22 to go

Four races down, 22 to go, before the Chase for the Championship and already the top twelve has a familiar feel. Jeff Gordon leads the point standings with 634 points as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes it first of three off weekends. Clint Bowyer is 43 points back in second, followed by Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Greg Biffle, Brian Vickers and David Reutimann.

Motorsports Academy

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For the 2009 racing season, George Spencer returns as the driver for the Virginia Farm Bureau Comet Racing Team. This is George’s second season with Halifax County Public Schools Motorsports Racing Team. Under the leadership of Doug Newcomb and Danny Wilborn the focus will not only be on improving the sixth place finish from last season, but also training the team members to be more specialized in the various jobs of being on a pit crew. As part of their sponsorship package, Virginia Farm Bureau has purchased fourteen NASCAR licenses for those students selected to be on the pit crew team. Each member of the pit crew is expected to learn each job responsibility and then work toward specializing in one of the positions. The team will be lead by Brent Younger, the crew chief. Younger is a junior at the Halifax County High School who has been a part of the pit crew for the past two seasons. Through his dedication and leadership skills, the coaches selected to groom Younger to be the crew chief on and off the track.

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