FOR 2014 MOST POPULAR DRIVER AWARDS
IN NASCAR NATIONWIDE, NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK
AND NASCAR TOURING SERIES
Fans Can Also Vote for
the NASCAR Nationwide Series Top Moment
another showdown between the rising stars and
seasoned veterans of the NASCAR Nationwide Series,
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR’s seven
touring series, as voting for the Most Popular
Driver Awards begins today, Thursday, October 9.
Additionally, fans can also vote on their top NASCAR
Nationwide Series moment.
Regan Smith looks to defend his NASCAR Nationwide
Series Most Popular Driver title, while the NASCAR
Camping World Truck Series is guaranteed to have a
Fans can vote once per day online for the Most
Popular Driver Awards at
www.NASCAR.com/mostpopulardriver, and for
the NASCAR Nationwide Series top moment at
Voting is open and runs through Friday, Nov. 14 for
the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Saturday,
Nov. 15 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series, prior to
the respective season finale races at
Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship
Weekend. Voting for the NASCAR touring series will
also conclude Saturday, Nov. 15.
The winners will be announced at the 2014 NASCAR
Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck
Series Awards. The combined postseason gala will
take place at the Trump National Doral Miami on
Monday, Nov. 17.
The Most Popular Award winners for the NASCAR K&N
Pro Series East, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, NASCAR
Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Whelen Southern
Modified Tour, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented
by Mobil 1, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and NASCAR
Mexico Toyota Series will be honored at the NASCAR
Night of Champions Touring Series Awards at the
NASCAR Hall of Fame / Charlotte Convention Center on
Saturday, Dec. 13.
To be eligible to receive Most Popular Driver votes,
drivers must have selected either the NASCAR
Nationwide Series or NASCAR Camping World Truck
Series to receive 2014 championship driver points.
Additionally, for all voting, drivers must have
attempted at least half of their respective series
races this season.
Selected by a panel of NASCAR industry
representatives, here are the top NASCAR Nationwide
Series moments from the past seven seasons that fans
can vote on starting today:
Aug. 1, 2009 – Brad Keselowski wins the inaugural
NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway,
taking home the Dash 4 Cash bonus in front of 60,000
July 3, 2010 - The new NASCAR Nationwide car makes
its race debut at Daytona. Driving a blue-and-yellow
No. 3 Wrangler Chevrolet reminiscent of his father’s
car, Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the Subway Jalapeno 250
Powered by Coca-Cola.
March 5, 2011 - Danica Patrick finishes fourth at
Las Vegas, marking the best finish by a female
driver in NASCAR national series history.
Aug. 6, 2011 - Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Carl Edwards
wreck coming across the finish line at Iowa Speedway
battling for the win. Stenhouse would emerge as the
winner, earning his first victory of the season.
Aug. 26, 2011 – Kyle Busch’s victory at Bristol
Motor Speedway moves him past Mark Martin as the
series’ all-time wins leader (50). Busch has since
upped his win total to 69.
Nov. 5, 2011 – At Texas Motor Speedway, Kenny
Wallace supplants Jason Keller as the series’
all-time starts leader (520).
Nov. 16, 2013 – Austin Dillon wins the series
championship by a scant three points over Sam
Hornish Jr. It was Dillon’s second national series
championship in three years.
April, 2014 – Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender
Chase Elliott wins consecutive races at Texas Motor
Speedway and Darlington Raceway, becoming the
youngest driver to win back-to-back races in series
Aug. 16, 2014 – Chris Buescher claims his first
career win in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200
at Mid-Ohio, while honoring six year-old patient
champion Luke Benner.
Source: Amanda Ellis / NASCAR