CHAMPIONS SET TO GATHER IN CHARLOTTE
Weekly And Touring
Series Title Winners Celebrate Awards
NASCAR Touring and Weekly Series champions from the
2011 season are convening in one of the sport's hubs
-- Charlotte, N.C. -- to celebrate their
accomplishments from the just completed season as
part of Champions Week.
Max Gresham (Twitter: @MaxGresham / NASCAR K&N Pro
Greg Pursley (@GregPursley / NASCAR K&N Pro Series
Scott Steckly (@ScottSteckly22 / NASCAR Canadian
GermŠn Quiroga (@GerSpeed1 / NASCAR Mexico Series
presented by Toyota),
Ron Silk (NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), George
Brunnhoelzl III (NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified
Tour) and Philip Morris (NASCAR Whelen All-American
Series) earned the right to represent themselves
along with their sponsors, teams and series by being
the best over the course of their respective series.
Fans can follow all week on Twitter @NASCARHomeTrack
and hashtag #NASCARChampions
The week of festivities culminates in the NASCAR
Whelen All-American Series Awards Banquet on Friday,
Dec. 9 and the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring
Awards Gala on Saturday, Dec. 10.
The events will be held in the Charlotte Convention
Centerís Crown Ballroom at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Additionally, both ceremonies along with a Red
Carpet pre-show will be streamed live on
www.nascarhometracks.com in English, French and
Spanish. Coverage will get underway at 5 p.m. ET
∑ Matt Kentfield (@MattKentfield) of
Speed51.com and SPEED TVís Bob Dillner (@BobDillner)
will anchor the English broadcast. Kentfield and
Dillner served as the lead announcers for Speed51
Productionsí live audio broadcasts of NASCAR touring
series events in 2011.
∑ ESPN Specialist Alex Pombo will host the
Spanish-language broadcast. Pombo serves as an
analyst for motorsports on ESPN Deportes, providing
coverage of NASCAR and IndyCar Series. In addition,
Pombo is co-host of RPM Weekly, program chain
dedicated to the world of motorsports.
∑ Dominic Fugere (@sportengueule) will
announce the French-language coverage of the NASCAR
Touring Series Awards Gala. Fugere is the host and
analyst for NASCAR coverage on ESPNís
French-Canadian affiliate RDS.
The first order of business for the champion drivers
will be to determine bragging rights on the track in
the Fourth Annual NASCAR Champions/Media Karting
Challenge on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Victory Lane
Indoor Karting in Charlotte. The six regional
touring series champions and the Whelen All-American
Series national champion will battle each other
along with several media members. Past winners of
the event are Brian Loftin (2008), Ryan Truex (2009)
and Bobby Santos (2010).
Many special functions are scheduled throughout the
week including the prestigious NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series State/Province Champions Dinner
to be held on Thursday, Dec. 8 at Hendrick
Motorsports. Winning drivers from across the United
States and Canada will be honored at the exclusive
event. The Touring Series champions will be honored
the evening before on Wednesday in the The Great
Hall within the NASCAR Hall of Fame complex.
Source: Jason Christley / NASCAR