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NASCAR Touring & Weekly Series Champions Media Karting Challenge

WHAT:

2015 NASCAR Home Tracks Champions Media Karting Challenge

·         Media is encouraged to participate in the karting event against the champions

·         One-on-one interview opportunities with the champions available

 

WHEN:

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

·         10:30 – 11 a.m.: Champion and media member practice/qualifying

·         11:15 – 11:30 a.m.: Champion and media member race

·         11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch and media time

·         12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Champion race

 

WHO:

2015 NASCAR Touring Series Champions and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Div. I National Champion will race against each other, fans and media members for bragging rights.

Drivers attending include:

·         William Byron (NASCAR K&N Pro Series East)

·         Chris Eggleston (NASCAR K&N Pro Series West)

·         Scott Steckly (NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1)

·         Ander Vilarino (NASCAR Whelen Euro Series)

·         Rubén García (NASCAR Mexico Series)

·         Doug Coby (NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour)

·         Andy Seuss (NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour)

·         Lee Pulliam (NASCAR Whelen All-American Series)

 

Doug Coby,  by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Doug Coby,
by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARLOTTE, NC -  Andy Seuss, driver of the #11  Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC – Andy Seuss, driver of the #11 Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHERE:

GoPro Motorplex

130 Motorplex Dr,

Mooresville, N.C. 28115

Touring Series Most Popular Drivers Announced

Four Rookies & Two Repeat Winners Among 2015 Honorees

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 24, 2015) – After nearly 34,000 votes were cast around the world for NASCAR regional touring series’ 2015 Most Popular Driver Awards, seven drivers earned the ultimate honor from fans – including four rookie drivers and a pair of repeat winners.

The Most Popular Driver Award winners for 2015 are:

  • Rico Abreu (St. Helena, Calif.), NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
  • Nicole Behar (Spokane, Wash.), NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
  • Jason Hathaway (St. Thomas, Ont.), NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1
  • Rodrigo Marban (Mexico City), NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series
  • Alon Day (Ashdod, Israel), NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
  • Melissa Fifield (Wakefield, N.H.), NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
  • Trey Hutchens (Lexington, N.C.), NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour

 

Underscoring the exciting young talent entering NASCAR’s ranks, award winners Abreu, Behar, Day and Hutchens are all in their first full season of NASCAR touring series competition, with Hutchens also earning the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

Both Fifield and Marban won the Most Popular Driver Award for their series last year, with Fifield making history as the first female to win the award for the tour.

Marban of the NASCAR Mexico Series garnered more votes than any other driver in 2015, just ahead of NASCAR Next drivers Behar and Abreu. Behar dethroned 2014 Most Popular Driver Brandon McReynolds, while Abreu earned the award in his first year in stock cars after transitioning from a successful open-wheel career.

IMG_8336The closest race was in the Canadian Tire Series where championship runner-up Hathaway edged Alex Tagliani by just 104 votes. It is the second year in a row in which Tagliani missed out on the top spot by a slim margin. Last year, he was beaten by JR Fitzpatrick by just 48 votes.

Similarly, Fifield beat Preece for the Whelen Modified Tour award by 110 votes. Hutchens collected more than 40 percent of the Whelen Southern Modified Tour vote to top tour champion Andy Seuss, a three-time winner of the award.

Day won three of the final four races of the Whelen Euro Series season to finish as runner-up in the championship standings in his first year in the series.

The Most Popular Driver Award winners will be recognized as part of the NASCAR Touring Series Awards on Dec. 12 in the Charlotte (North Carolina) Convention Center at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Starting Line Up by Row Texas Motor Speedway 11th Annual AAA Texas 500

Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, November 06, 2015 @ 08:03 PM Eastern
Driver	Date	Time	Speed
Track Race Record:	Greg Biffle 	04/14/12	03:07:12	160.577
Pos	Car	Driver	Team	Time	Speed
Row 1:	1	2	Brad Keselowski	Wurth Ford	27.421	196.929
2	4	Kevin Harvick	Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet	27.552	195.993
Row 2:	3	18	Kyle Busch	M&M's Crispy Toyota	27.591	195.716
4	22	Joey Logano	AAA Insurance Ford	27.633	195.419
Row 3:	5	42	Kyle Larson	Target Plaid Chevrolet	27.644	195.341
6	20	Erik Jones(i)	DeWalt Toyota	27.650	195.298
Row 4:	7	41	Kurt Busch	Haas Automation Chevrolet	27.694	194.988
8	48	Jimmie Johnson	Lowe's Chevrolet	27.708	194.890
Row 5:	9	11	Denny Hamlin	FedEx Office Toyota	27.740	194.665
10	88	Dale Earnhardt Jr.	Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet	27.767	194.475
Row 6:	11	10	Danica Patrick	GoDaddy Chevrolet	27.934	193.313
12	16	Greg Biffle	Ortho Ford	28.361	190.402
Row 7:	13	19	Carl Edwards	Sport Clips Toyota	27.644	195.341
14	15	Clint Bowyer	Maxwell House Toyota	27.646	195.327
Row 8:	15	55	David Ragan	Aaron's Online Dream Machine Toyota	27.667	195.178
16	5	Kasey Kahne	Farmers Insurance Chevrolet	27.672	195.143
Row 9:	17	13	Casey Mears	GEICO Military Chevrolet	27.718	194.819
18	24	Jeff Gordon	Axalta Chevrolet	27.744	194.637
Row 10:	19	31	Ryan Newman	Quicken Loans Chevrolet	27.755	194.560
20	27	Paul Menard	Schrock/Menards Chevrolet	27.810	194.175
Row 11:	21	33	Brian Scott(i)	Shore Lodge Chevrolet	27.810	194.175
22	14	Tony Stewart	Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet	27.819	194.112
Row 12:	23	78	Martin Truex Jr.	Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet	27.835	194.000
24	43	Aric Almirola	Smithfield Ford	27.883	193.666
Row 13:	25	21	Ryan Blaney(i)	Snap-On Tools Ford	27.618	195.525
26	3	Austin Dillon	Dow Packaging/H-E-B Chevrolet	27.622	195.496
Row 14:	27	1	Jamie McMurray	Cessna Chevrolet	27.645	195.334
28	17	Ricky Stenhouse Jr.	Fastenal Ford	27.670	195.157
Row 15:	29	6	Trevor Bayne	AdvoCare Ford	27.672	195.143
30	47	AJ Allmendinger	Kroger/Scott Products Chevrolet	27.730	194.735
Row 16:	31	7	Alex Bowman	Nikko RC/Toy State Chevrolet	27.743	194.644
32	9	Sam Hornish Jr.	Sonic Ford	27.746	194.623
Row 17:	33	95	Michael McDowell	Tommy Williams Drywall Ford	27.911	193.472
34	26	JJ Yeley(i)	Overture Promotions Toyota	27.988	192.940
Row 18:	35	34	Brett Moffitt #	Visit Dallas Ford	28.030	192.651
36	40	Landon Cassill(i)	CRC/O'Reilly Auto Parts Chevrolet	28.060	192.445
Row 19:	37	46	Michael Annett	Pilot Flying J Chevrolet	Owner Points
38	83	Matt DiBenedetto #	Dustless Blasting Toyota	Owner Points
Row 20:	39	35	Cole Whitt	Moen Ford	Owner Points
40	23	Jeb Burton #	Dr Pepper/Estes Toyota	Owner Points
Row 21:	41	38	David Gilliland	Love's Travel Stops Ford	Owner Points
42	98	Ryan Preece	Xyience Chevrolet	Owner Points
Row 22:	43	51	Justin Allgaier	Texas Lottery Chevrolet	Owner Points

Did Not Qualify:	# 32 Joey Gase(i); # 62 Reed Sorenson. 
Manufacturer	Starting Lineup	DNQs	Manufacturer	Starting Lineup	DNQs
Chevrolet	22	0	Toyota	9	1
Ford	12	1
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series