$25,000 BUMP AND RUN AT MARTINSVILLE
  • Date: October 9, 2011
  • Event: Virginia is For Racing Lovers
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: Martinsville Speedway
  • Start/Finish: 3rd/1st (Completed 200 of 200 laps)
  • Winner: Lee Pulliam of Pulliam Motorsports - Pulliam Logging (Chevrolet)

Huge win for Lee at Martinsville Speedway this weekend in the "Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300".

Full Story from Martinsville.

THE UNTOUCHABLE
  • Date: August 06, 2011
  • Event: Valvoline 150
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: Motor Mile Speedway (0.416 - Mile oval)
  • Start/Finish: 1st/1st (Completed 150 of 150 laps)
  • Winner: Lee Pulliam of Pulliam Motorsports - Pulliam Logging (Chevrolet)

FIRST WIN AT CARRAWAY
  • Date: July 30, 2011
  • Event: Computer Tech 200
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: Carraway Speedway (0.455 - Mile oval)
  • Start/Finish: 1st/1st (Completed 200 of 200 laps)
  • Winner: Lee Pulliam of Pulliam Motorsports - Pulliam Logging (Chevrolet)

DEINY LIVES DOWN TO HIS WORD
  • Date: July 23, 2011
  • Event: Shelor Motor Mile Twin 100’s
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: Motor Mile Speedway (0.416 - Mile oval)
  • Start/Finish: Race 1 - 6th/1st (Completed 100 of 100 laps)
  • Winner: Lee Pulliam of Pulliam Motorsports - Pulliam Logging (Chevrolet)

  • Start/Finish: Race 2 - 6th/8th (Completed 100 of 100 laps)
  • Winner: Frank Deiny - Chevrolet

DEINY PROVES TO BE A NEW FOE
  • Date: July 16, 2011
  • Event: WSLS10 150
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: Motor Mile Speedway (0.416 - Mile oval)
  • Start/Finish: 2nd/1st (Completed 150 of 150 laps)
  • Winner: Lee Pulliam of Pulliam Motorsports - Pulliam Logging (Chevrolet)

FIRST VISIT TO CARRAWAY SPEEDWAY
  • Date: July 6, 2011
  • Event: Rusty Harpe Memorial 250
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: Carraway Speedway (0.455 - Mile oval)
  • Start/Finish: 3rd/2nd (Completed 250 of 250 laps)
  • Winner: BJ Mackey - (Chevrolet)

FIREWORKS AT SOUTH BOSTON
  • Date: July 1, 2011
  • Event: Findithere.com 200
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: South Boston Speedway (0.4 - Mile oval)
  • Start/Finish: 2nd/1st (Completed 200 of 200 laps)
  • Winner: Lee Pulliam of Pulliam Motorsports - Pulliam Logging (Chevrolet)

That is not a typo race fans, Lee has finally gotten to victory lane at South Boston Speedway in 2011. It wasn’t just any race either, it was the Fourth of July celebration that happens every year at the historic track. A 200 lap endurance test that attracts some of the best drivers around to try and claim the $5,000 check that comes along with the win, not a bad incentive at all.

The night did not seem very promising through the first 100 laps of the event. Pulliam had a few chances on restarts to get next to Morris who has dominated everything at South Boston this year, but to no avail. Morris never got a big advantage over the field as he had done in his previous ten wins, Pulliam kept it within about four to five car lengths all night. At about lap 130 the entire complexion of the race would change as Morris began to slow and then after being passed by Pulliam and Brandon Butler the smoke flowed from the back of the Sellers Racing machine and it was official the Philip Morris would not see victory lane this night.

With Morris out of the running it would be easy to assume that Lee Pulliam would walk away from the field but that is why you never stop watching a race. Kenny Forbes made a run on the outside after the restart and Pulliam and Forbes would battle side by side for 20-25 laps neither wanting to give an inch to the other. It was Pulliam who would get the upper hand in the battle as Forbes car began to fade while running the high groove which is no easy task at South Boston Speedway.

Once Lee got around Forbes he built quite a lead and seemed to have the race in the bag but as always never assume anything. A late race caution brought out by a spin would bunch the field back up and it seemed to be headed to a 3 lap shootout with Brandon Butler. One lap to go under caution and the Butler machine dies on the track bringing the yellow back out and moving a late model legend up to the number two spot in Eddie Johnson. Johnson being a crafty veteran always seems to show up at the end of a race ready to snatch a victory away but tonight was not his turn. Lee Pulliam would take the lead when the green flag dropped and he would not look back. This was finally his turn to win a big event after finishing runner up so many times, including this same event in 2010.

Keep checking for updates fans as the schedule may change with the momentum the team has at this time. We will try to keep you up to date as to what race Lee will enter next. Also be sure to check out the Whelen National Standings every Tuesday for the most up to date rankings.

TEN WIN SEASON
  • Date: June 25, 2011
  • Event: Star Country Twin 100’s
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: Motor Mile Speedway (0.416 - Mile oval)
  • Start/Finish: Race 1 - 1st/1st (Completed 100 of 100 laps)
  • Winner: Lee Pulliam of Pulliam Motorsports - Pulliam Logging (Chevrolet)

  • Start/Finish: Race 2 - 6th/1st (Completed 100 of 100 laps)
  • Winner: Lee Pulliam of Pulliam Motorsports - Pulliam Logging (Chevrolet)

The first of three straight head to head races with Philip Morris and Lee Pulliam began at Motor Mile Speedway with the Star Country Twin 100’s. Like much of the season the night started with Lee winning another pole at the speedway where he has won eight races this season, Morris would be starting on the outside of Lee in race one. The two drivers are both in the top three in the national standings and they manage to take the spotlight in every race where both drivers are present.

Race one got under way to kick off the show and Morris would put the bumper to Pulliam on lap two and that is the closest he would get for the rest of the race. Much like the week before Lee would go flag to flag and never relinquish the lead to Morris or anyone else. It was a great way for Lee Pulliam and his team to start the night and added win number nine to his resume this season. Of course the win meant that in race two Morris would take the point and Lee would have to start in sixth place and work his way back to the front.

Race two had a completely different feel than the first one. Philip Morris had gotten the setup in his car much more to his liking and was able to pull away to a huge lead as Lee was working his way through the field. A caution would erase the lead that Morris had built up and would once again pit the two against each other for the top spot. It was no easy task as Pulliam took the inside and Morris moved to the top with the two going side by side for 10-15 laps making contact several times. The contact would prove to be vital in the outcome of the race as Morris would cut a tire and drop from the competition. Lee Pulliam would pull away and lead to the finish picking up his tenth win of the season.

This weekend marked a milestone for Lee as he reached ten wins in one season, he has never had this many wins in any season including his championship season in Limited Sportsman. With the national championship so tight every win is a huge one especially when you can beat a top competitor like Morris. Next week will be the big July Fourth event at South Boston Speedway, an event that has eluded Lee despite a strong performance last season.

FLAG TO FLAG
  • Date: June 18, 2011
  • Event: WSLS 150
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: Motor Mile Speedway (0.416 - Mile oval)
  • Start/Finish: 1st/1st (Completed 150 of 150 laps)
  • Winner: Lee Pulliam of Pulliam Motorsports - Pulliam Logging (Chevrolet)

FROM FIRST TO WORST
  • Date: June 4, 2011
  • Event: Star Country Twin 100’s
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: Motor Mile Speedway (0.416 - Mile oval)
  • Start/Finish: Race 1 - 1st/1st (Completed 100 of 100 laps)
  • Winner: Lee Pulliam of Pulliam Motorsports - Pulliam Logging (Chevrolet)

  • Start/Finish: Race 2 - 6th/16th (Completed 4 of 100 laps)
  • Winner: Michael McGuire - Woods Towing & Transportation (Chevrolet)

SWEEPING THROUGH HISTORY
  • Date: May 21, 2011
  • Event: Shelor.com Twin 100's
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: Motor Mile Speedway (0.416 - Mile oval)
  • Start/Finish: Race 1 - 6th/1st (Completed 100 of 100 laps)
  • Winner: Lee Pulliam of Pulliam Motorsports - Pulliam Logging (Chevrolet)

  • Start/Finish: Race 2 - 6th/1st (Completed 100 of 100 laps)
  • Winner: Lee Pulliam of Pulliam Motorsports - Pulliam Logging (Chevrolet)

Lee Pulliam is using his first full season at Motor Mile to rewrite the history books and Saturday night he did it in spite of seven time track champion Philip Morris. Morris took used his off week from South Boston Speedway to come back to Motor Mile and try to knock Lee off the top of the mountain. Pulliam having won the previous two races in a row could start no better than sixth on the night but that would not slow him down this time.

In race number one Lee made his way through the field but unlike the last time he was forced to start sixth, this time Pulliam got through traffic without incident. The biggest obstacle in the race would be Philip Morris who started from the pole position and has been on as hot a streak as Pulliam. The two would battle for the top spot before Pulliam was able to take the lead from Morris and get his fifth in only six starts something Morris had not done at the track.

Race number two would have the same circumstances as the first with Pulliam starting sixth place and Morris again on the point. That didn't slow Lee down at all. Pulliam put together another amazing run from sixth and had his second battle of the night with Morris for the lead. The two would beat and bang for over 20 laps, driving the cars for everything they were worth with Pulliam taking the top spot at the end and leading the race through the end. Lee increased his historic dominance of Motor Mile Speedway picking up his sixth win in only seven starts this season.

Pulliam and Morris are nowhere near done battling this season race fans; they will be locking horns again at South Boston Speedway on May 28th in another twin race showdown. Pulliam fans also be sure to check out the great story written by JW Martin at Motor Mile Speedway about Lee's rise to the top.

CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR
  • Date: May 14, 2011
  • Event: Bojangles presents Whelen Night 150
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: South Boston Speedway (0.4 - mile oval)
  • Start/Finish: 3rd/2nd (Completed 150 of 150 laps)
  • Winner: Philip Morris of Sellers Racing - Clarence’s Steakhouse (Chevrolet)

Saturday night marked the return of Lee Pulliam to South Boston and the fans could not have been happier, even interrupting a pre race interview with cheers and applause as the car rolled onto pit road after qualifying inspection. This was the first race a bounty had been placed on Philip Morris in an attempt to break his six race strangle hold on the top spot in South Boston. After qualifying the car on the pole yet again it was sure to be a tough night to knock the king of the mountain off.

Rain was in the forecast so the late model race was moved up to the second race in the show ensuring they would get the race in. The top three spots were Philip Morris, Peyton Sellers and Lee Pulliam, three of the nation’s top drivers going head to head. The action got started quickly as Sellers and Morris battled for the top spot and Pulliam even got into the mix early on. A spin by Terry Carroll right in front of the leaders brought out the night’s second caution and would change the complexion of the race. On the restart Sellers spun the tires backing up the outside lane and damaging several cars. This one event would lead to Morris and Pulliam being the only real factors the rest of the race.

Pulliam and Morris would stay within a car length the entire length of the race even in heavy lap traffic. Pulliam was able to get under the rear end of Morris several times but raced him clean and didn’t attempt to spin out the three time national champion despite the history between the two. The two outpaced the rest of the field, by night’s end they had left only 4 cars on the lead lap including themselves. Unfortunately Pulliam’s return to South Boston did not end in victory lane with a bounty in hand as Morris was able to hold him off and pick up win number 7 in a row.

Lee’s next race will be on May 21st at Motor Mile Speedway but don’t worry South Boston fans he has announced that he will be back to South Boston on May 28th for the Italian Delight twin 75’s and another shot at Morris. It’s sure to be an exciting couple weeks of racing if this past week was an indication of how strong that blue and silver number one can be.

TWO IN A ROW.......AGAIN!
  • Date: May 07, 2011
  • Event: Kesler Contracting 150
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: Motor Mile Speedway (o.416 - Mile Oval)
  • Start/Finish: 2nd/1st (Completed 150 of 150 Laps)
  • Winner: Lee Pulliam of Pulliam Motorsports - Pulliam Logging (Chevrolet)

Lee has gotten his second in a row and his fourth win in five starts at Motor Mile speedway this week. After battling cautions and Tommy Lemons Jr. all night Pulliam was able to pick up the win and add his name to the record books next to three time national champion Philip Morris as the only driver to ever begin the season at Motor Mile by winning four of the first five races.

Lemons and Pulliam would put on a show battling side by side for the lead but eventually Pulliam would get the better of Lemons and take the lead. He would lead the final 43 laps and take home the trophy. It wasn’t all bad for Lemons as he led quite a few laps and moved into second place in the points, behind Lee Pulliam of course.

This will set up another interesting week the next time Lee comes to the track as again he will be able to start no better than 6th. The next race will also give Lee his opportunity to etch his name in the record books by himself as the first driver to win five of the first six races at Motor Mile.

ONE OUT OF TWO AIN’T BAD
  • Date: April 30, 2011
  • Event: Aqua Pros Twin 100’s
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: Motor Mile Speedway (o.416 - Mile Oval)
  • Start/Finish: Race 1 - 6th/5th (Completed 100 of 100 Laps)
  • Winner: Josh Berry of JR Motorsports - R&B Transport Refinishing (Chevrolet)

  • Start/Finish: Race 2 - 2nd/1st (Completed 100 of 100 Laps)
  • Winner: Lee Pulliam of Pullaim Motorsports - Pulliam Logging (Chevrolet)

This week marked the first night race of the year at Motor Mile Speedway and to add to the excitement there were twin 100’s. In this week’s race Lee had to start 6th due to the new rule about winning two in a row at Motor Mile and this would prove to be costly for Pulliam in the first race of the night.

In race one Pulliam would get caught up in the action and lose his right front fender, bringing out the yellow and costing him a lap on pit road. Anyone that knows Lee though knows he wasn’t going to ride around and stay a lap behind. Lee would mount a comeback and pull himself all the way back up to fifth place but ran out of time to make up the remainder of the distance. These however are the type of runs that can bolster a championship run turning a bad night into a top five.

Race two had Lee starting on the outside pole with a new right fender attached to the car and a hunger to get back to victory lane. The second race was no contest as Pulliam set out to prove the first race was a fluke as he led every single one of the one hundred laps. This brought Lee his third win of the season and added to his points lead as Davin Scites had trouble in the first race finishing twelfth but rebounded to finish runner up to Pulliam in the second event.

BACK TO BACK
  • Date: April 23, 2011
  • Event: Cintas 150
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: Motor Mile Speedway (o.416 - Mile Oval)
  • Start/Finish: 1st/1st (Completed 150 of 150 Laps)
  • Winner: Lee Pulliam of Pulliam Motorsports - Pulliam Logging (Chevrolet)

Lee Pulliam wins his second in a row at Motor Mile Speedway at the Cintas 150. This week marked his second win and his first pole at the speedway in just two starts this season. He battled all day with Davin Scites who looks to be a contender for the championship this season.

Pulliam will have to now contend with a rule change at Motor Mile Speedway. Unlike at South Boston at Motor Mile once a driver wins two in a row he can start the next race no better than 6th meaning Pulliam will roll off next week no better than 6th for the first race of the twin 100’s. The rule change is intended to shake up the competition and make it harder for a driver to dominate every single race but it remains to be seen how it will affect the points leader.

BIG WIN AT MOTOR MILE
  • Date: April 02, 2011
  • Event: ATK Energetic Systems 150
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: Motor Mile Speedway (o.416 - Mile Oval)
  • Start/Finish: 3rd/1st (Completed 150 of 150 Laps)
  • Winner: Lee Pulliam of Pulliam Motorsports - Pulliam Logging (Chevrolet)

Pulliam picks up his first win of the year as Motor Mile Speedway opened up their 2011 campaign. This was a huge boost for the season after two disappointing finishes at South Boston Speedway. The car may have garnered some strange looks as it is now sporting a new number one on the side instead of the familiar number three but the results were the same.

Pulliam took the lead on lap 24 if the race and never looked back on his way to victory lane leading 126 laps and leaving only eight cars on the lead lap. This was only his third start at Motor Mile Speedway but you’d never know it the way he got around the track and dominated the field which included former national champion Peyton Sellers who bested Pulliam at the South Boston season opener.

This was a great start to the season at Motor Mile as Lee plans to run their entire schedule and contend for the championship. After this weekend’s race he is the points leader and he has sent a message to the competition that he is the real deal.

BLACK FLAG PUTS PULLIAM IN A HOLE
  • Date: March 26, 2011
  • Event: NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: South Boston Speedway (o.4 - Mile Oval)
  • Start/Finish: 2nd/7th (Completed 150 of 150 Laps)
  • Winner: Philip Morris of Sellers Racing - Clarence’s Steakhouse (Chevrolet)

This weekend was a recovery of sort for the Pulliam Logging Chevrolet with a solid 7th place finish in the Saturday afternoon feature event. After starting on the outside pole it certainly was not the finish that fans and driver alike were hoping for. The day just did not get started on the right foot with Lee being black flagged on lap two after "jumping" the start according to NASCAR officials. Lee would come down pit road and go a lap down early in the event but proved how strong his car was by running with leader Philip Morris after rejoining the race. It wouldn’t take long for Lee to get back on the lead lap and get back in contention after a spin brought out the yellow giving Lee the lucky dog award as the first car a lap down.

It seemed that Lee was going to make his way to the front behind Natalie Sather after getting back on the lead lap. Both cars seemed to be very strong and were moving through the field quite well together until Sather tried to go low on a lap car rather than the outside line as NASCAR rules stipulate. This eliminated Sather from contention and caused damage to Pulliam’s car from which he never really seemed to recover fully. He was able to bring the car home in 7th but it certainly was not as strong as it had been at the start.

The next race for Lee will be his first of the season at Motor Mile Speedway. To the dislike of many South Boston fans he will not be contending for the late model championship again this season at South Boston. He will be making several stops throughout the season at the historic four tenth of a mile track but won’t be a regular as he tries his hand at winning on a new track against new competition.

POLE POSITION ENDS WITH DNF
  • Date: March 12, 2011
  • Event: NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150
  • Series: Whelen All-American Series
  • Location: South Boston Speedway (o.4 - Mile Oval)
  • Start/Finish: 1st/14th (DNF, Completed 91 of 150 Laps)
  • Winner: Peyton Sellers of Sellers Racing (Ford)

Lee Pulliam opened up the season strong at South Boston Speedway by qualifying on the pole for the Nascar Whelen Late Model 150. He would not however even lead a lap as crafty veteran Peyton Sellers took the lead from Lee early in the event. Lee stayed up front all afternoon remaining in the top five for all the time he was on the track.

His day went south as he and Philip Morris were vying for the second position on lap 92 when Nick Smith pushed his way into the mix making it three wide going into turn three. Three wide in the turns at South Boston doesn’t ever seem to work out well and this case was no different as Morris and Pulliam both ended up wrecking. Pulliam would end up finishing 14th in the event which is not the finish he was looking for after having such a great qualifying run and a very fast race car.