Two Straight For Shell At Kingsport

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KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Zeke Shell won his second consecutive NASCAR Whelen All-American Series late model stock car feature at Kingsport Speedway Friday night.

Shell started fifth and steadily worked his way forward, driving his Ford Fusion past Kres VanDyke for the lead on lap 37.

Shell led the remainder of the 60-lap race on the three-eighths-mile asphalt oval, beating Paul Nogradi Jr., Ryan Stiltner, VanDyke and Lee Tissot to the checkered flag.

“Wow, winning two in a row is just an awesome feeling,” said Shell after climbing from his car in victory lane. “Even though we got our first win of the season last Friday, that didn’t mean we just sat back and celebrated all week and didn’t work on the car. As a matter of fact, we were in the shop the next day on Saturday checking the car over from the previous night. All the fans just would not believe how hard we work in the shop during the week preparing the car for the next race. It’s just part of the deal, you’ve got to put the hours in – and that’s after each of us (crew members) helping on the car works during the day at our full-time jobs.”

John Harrell won the street stock feature and John Ketron topped the pure 4 event. Brandon Sutherland was best in the rookie pure 4 race and Derek Lane led the Legends Car field.