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NASCAR Stars React to Late Model Racing at Wilkesboro

Hear from several NASCAR competitors who took part in the ASA STARS National Tour and Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour events at North Wilkesboro


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Before NASCAR's All-Star Race and the return of NASCAR's premier series to North Wilkesboro Speedway, there was a tripleheader of Late Model racing on Wednesday at the historic oval. Several of NASCAR's biggest names took part in the festivities.

One year ago, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished third in the CARS Late Model Stock Tour event during the Racetrack Revival at North Wilkesboro. This year, Earnhardt, Jr. finished 16th but still left with plenty of excitement about being a part of the event at North Wilkesboro.


Kevin Harvick took part in his first ever CARS Tour event on Wednesday as part of his new Late Model Stock Car team, all in a series he now co-owns. Harvick considered the event a great learning experience, both as a returning Late Model competitor and a series owner.


Of course, Harvick was partnered with Rodney Childers for his return to Late Model racing. The Late Model Stock program has been a passion project for the duo, and Childers was pleased to finally put the effort on track.


Willam Byron made his first start with Anthony Campi Racing in the ASA STARS National Tour event for Super Late Model competitors. Byron finished second to Bubba Pollard.


Chase Elliott bounced back from a poor showing at SpeedFest 2023 in January for a podium finish in the ASA STARS National Tour event to close out the night.