TOURING SERIES MOST POPULAR DRIVER
BALLOTING REMAINS OPEN
Fans Can Vote For
Favorite Drivers Through Nov.18
the championship battles have been settled in four
of the seven NASCAR regional touring series, the
winner for each of the series’ Most Popular Driver
Award are still very much up for grabs.
Most Popular Driver voting has already surpassed
last year’s record level – with more than 140,000
votes cast online at NASCAR.com since balloting
opened in August.
It’s not too late for fans to put their support
behind their favorite driver – as they can vote once
a day, every day through Nov. 18. The outcome was
not decided until the final month of voting in
several series a year ago.
The two closest races are in the NASCAR Canadian
Tire Series presented by Mobil 1, where Ray
Courtemanche Jr. has the edge over Isabelle
Tremblay, and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, in
which Ryan Preece leads nine-time NASCAR champion
The largest turnout of overall votes, meanwhile, is
in the Euro-Racecar Series – which in its inaugural
season under the NASCAR banner has attracted more
than 68,000 votes. Two drivers have dominated the
voting in that series, with Freddy Nordstrom ahead
of Romain Thievin.
Two NASCAR K&N Pro Series drivers known for their
social media effort, particularly in engaging fans
on Twitter, are leading their respective divisions.
Chase Elliott is ahead in the voting in the K&N Pro
Series East for the second straight year, while
Cassie Gannis leads the K&N Pro Series West
The biggest runaway in balloting so far is in the
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, where this
year’s Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Danny Bohn is
In the NASCAR Toyota Series, meanwhile, Pepe Montaño
holds a substantial lead over Jorge Contreras Jr.
and Rodrigo Marban.
The balloting is hosted on www.nascarhometracks.com
for each of NASCAR's developmental series – the
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (Twitter hashtag: #KNEast)
and West (#KNWest), NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
(#NWMT), NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
(#NWSMT), NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (#NCATS),
NASCAR Toyota Series (#NTSMx) and Euro-Racecar
All seven Most Popular Driver Award winners will be
recognized at the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring
Awards on Dec. 8 at the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention
Center's Crown Ballroom in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
This marks the fifth consecutive year in which fans
have voted online for the Most Popular Driver of the
Source: Kevin Green / NASCAR