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Jul 13

Iowa Shake-up Can’t Knock Bodine from Top Spot

Posted by lori in Sherwin Williams , Germain Racing

Mooresville, N.C. (07-12-2010) – Sunday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway had all of the drama and excitement one would expect from a short-track race. All four of the top-ranked drivers in the series experienced disappointing and dramatic days, but Todd Bodine was able to withstand the Iowa Speedway shakedown and maintain his spot atop the championship standings. Bodine started ninth and finished 17th after being a party to two on-track altercations. He leads the points by an 88-point margin over second-place Aric Almirola.


“This season has been a return to form for the No. 30 Tundra team. We’ve been competitive each weekend and this was no exception. The reason we lead the Truck Series points is because of all the hard work that everyone at Germain Racing has been putting in to improve our race trucks. We are ten races into our 25-race season and we’ve only left two race tracks with finishes that didn’t match the quality of our race truck, and, unfortunately, Iowa Speedway was one of those two race tracks,” explained crew chief Mike Hillman Jr., who has led Bodine and the No. 30 Tundra crew to eight top-five finishes this season, including one win.


Bodine was fasted after first practice at Iowa and ranked eighth in final practice. He felt he had a shot to win the pole award heading into qualifying, but knew he had a race truck capable of earning a great finish in the race.


“I think we had a shot at the pole,” said Bodine after qualifying on Saturday at Iowa. “The second lap was the money lap and the Tundra broke loose on me in the middle of turns one and two and I didn’t get the lap when it counted. This 30 team has a great Tundra for Sunday, so I’m not too worried about starting ninth.”    


That confidence turned out to be well-placed. Bodine worked his way into the top-three within 50 laps of the race beginning and raced as high as second-place before a few wrinkles relegated the Tundra to a 17th-place finish; rookie Austin Dillon scored the victory.


“I am really proud of how hard the guys on the 30 truck worked to make sure our performance at Iowa was an improvement over last year. The Tundra was a top-five truck, just like we it has been every week,” said Hillman.


Bodine races the Tundra next at Gateway International Raceway on Friday night, July 16th. Watch the action on SPEED or tune in to your local MRN affiliate.


When shopping for your new or used car or truck, head directly to to find the perfect vehicle or visit your local Germain dealer in Ohio, Florida, or Arkansas. is part of Germain Motor Company, a top-25 automotive retail network with 21 dealerships and more than 60 years of experience.


Germain Racing competes in each of NASCAR’s three national divisions as well as the K&N Pro Series East. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit for more information. To keep up with team news, follow on Twitter @Germainracing or become a fan on Facebook.




Jul 12

SPLIT DECISION: Germain Chases His NASCAR Dream With Determination

Posted by lori in Sherwin Williams , Germain Racing , GEICO Racing , GEICO

K&N Pro Series rookie embracing the stock-car challenge By Travis Barrett, Special to
July 10, 2010 - 11:37am

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Decisions, decisions. For Zach Germain, there really was no decision to be made.

"Race cars or sell cars?" the Bexley, Ohio, native recalled of weighing his future options late in the summer of 2009. "It was the easiest decision I've ever had to make."

As the son of Steve Germain, who owns Germain Motor Company with his brothers, the 25-year-old Zach got a relatively late start in racing. Despite Germain Motorsports fielding entries in each of NASCAR's top three national series -- Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks -- there was very little pressure on Zach Germain to pursue a racing career.

In fact, he says, there was none.

"It was definitely me putting the pressure on everybody else to get into racing," he said. "The more I've been around it, I've wanted to pursue it more and more."

2010_NKNPS_Feature_Zach_Germain_headshot_200As hard as it is to believe, Zach Germain -- a rookie in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2010 -- is just four years into his career as a driver. He spent parts of three seasons in Legends cars at Columbus Motor Speedway near his hometown, and then in 2009 competed full-time at that track in its Super Late Model division.

Germain said he only got started in racing when his family did. And despite Germain Racing's success in places like the Camping World Truck Series, the organization is still a relative newcomer to NASCAR.

"We're pretty new when you compare us to the other bigger teams in the sport," Germain said. "We got started in NASCAR in 2004, and I didn't start racing myself until 2006.

"It wasn't something that I set out to do when I was younger. But I saw my family getting into NASCAR and that got me thinking. I've always had a fascination with cars from very early on."

And while some of the other drivers he races against in the K&N Pro Series have been racing since they were seven or eight years old, Germain hasn't. Which is not to say he had no experience behind the wheel of a car.

It just wasn't a race car.

"I've been driving cars around the parking lot since I was a kid," Germain said as he started laughing. "When I was 12 years old, I could drive a manual (shift). I wasn't out racing go-karts like Cole Whitt or some of the others, but I was running '100-lap races' on a new car lot.

"Instead of running into walls, I was running into other new cars."

Germain always viewed his future in the family business of selling cars. When he headed off to Miami (Ohio) University, he'd still never turned a competitive lap behind the wheel of a stock car. In fact, it wasn't until he was well on his way to earning a political science degree that he ended up racing Legends.

Germain figured racing would be something fun on the side while he looked at heading to law school, following in the footsteps of his older sister.

In a strange twist of fate, though, a broken hand and wrist in 2008 -- suffered while racing his Legend car -- sidelined Germain for half that season. It was then that he realized how difficult it was to sit on the sidelines and not race.

The next season, he was in a Super Late Model. He finished seventh in Columbus Motor Speedway's standings in 2009. This year, he jumped into the deep end of a racing career with both feet.

"I just knew that if I was really going to do this, I needed to pursue it to a much greater degree than I  was," said Germain, who has one top-10 in five races this season in the No. 24 Toyota. "I knew that if I hadn't have poured myself into it, I always would have looked back later on and wondered, 'What if?'"

This year, Germain packed up and moved to Mooresville, N.C., -- the NASCAR hub -- and cleared out a conference room above the race shop where his cars are prepared. That's where he lives now. Every morning, he's up at 6:45 and joins the guys 15 minutes later working on the team’s K&N Series cars.

For a driver sporting a trademark 'faux-hawk' atop his head -- a strip of hair spiked tall along the middle of his head -- image is, well, everything.

"I know that there are some drivers in the past in this sport who haven't had the best, well ..." Germain pauses, choosing his words carefully, perhaps to draw from that political science background. "Let's just say, some teams would rather not have drivers around because they're not the hardest workers in the world.

"I wasn't going to let them say that about me. I don't want people to ever be able to hold it against me that I'm the son of the team owner with all the money, and I'm lackadaisical and not approaching everything like it matters. ... Sometimes I think that makes me work even harder at this."

Germain feels that being older than most traditional rookies gives him a maturity to understand the bigger picture. That maturity also helps with a steep learning curve.

"It's definitely a learning curve," Germain said. "And I know I've made mistakes at a much higher level than I probably should have. Unfortunately, that's the truth -- I just haven't had the seat time at the local tracks over the years. But everyone's been really gracious with me and supportive, and I feel like as long as I don't make the same mistakes twice, they'll continue to help me and be supportive.

"Every type of car I've raced -- going from Legends to Super Late Models, from Super Late Models to the K&N cars -- it's been night and day different. Every lap I get more and more comfortable and learn a lot. I've learned a tremendous amount in five races. Look at Iowa Speedway -- the biggest track I'd ever been on and I wrecked early. But I learned a lot, and I wish I could go back now and try again."

Despite the trials and tribulations, Germain is as committed to racing as ever.

"There is nothing better than racing cars," said Germain, who has no timetable for a graduation from the K&N Pro Series but has an ultimate goal of racing a Camping World Truck. "The rush, the atmosphere, all of it is unbelievable to me.

"I told my dad the other day and he laughed at me, but I'm living the dream. I'm so fortunate to be able to put things on hold for a while and chase my dream like this. I'm just trying to do my part to make that happen."


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Jul 12

Michael Annett Drives to a 14th Place Finish at Chicagoland Speedway

Posted by lori in Sherwin Williams , Germain Racing

Joliet, Ill. (July 10, 2010) In his second career start at Chicagoland Speedway’s 1.5 mile oval, Germain Racing driver Michael Annett drove to a 14th place finish at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday, securing his second consecutive top-15 finish after a 12th place run last week at Daytona International Speedway.

Following his 14th place finish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola, the 24-year-old racer remains 12th in the Nationwide Series championship point standings, just 151 markers outside of the top-10.

Annett started the 200 lap race 36th, but gained valuable track position by driving his way into the top-20 by lap 47. Racing caution free, the No.

15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry made its first pit stop of the night under green on lap 56 for four tires and fuel before the first of four yellow flags was thrown on lap 69. Crew chief Ryan Fugle elected to stay out under caution and restarted 19th.

Although he was battling a free handling condition, Annett’s lap times were comparable to the cars running in the top-10 during long green flag runs.

The No. 15 Germain Racing pit crew made their second stop of the night on lap 126, again under green. A second caution on lap 141 for debris allowed the No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Camry to return to pit road to refuel and get another set of tires. Caution number three of the night was brought out on lap 185. Once again Annett opted to stay out and restart 19th when the race returned to green on lap 190.

The final caution flag waved on lap 196 bringing the No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry to pit road for one last yellow flag stop. Annett restarted 18th for a green, white, checkered flag finish to the Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola. Annett raced hard to gain four spots in the last three laps, bringing the Pilot Travel Centers Toyota home in 14th place.

Up next, the Nationwide Series will return to the state of Illinois for the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway International Raceway.

Watch live coverage of the 200 lap race on ESPN 2 at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday.

For more information on Michael Annett and Germain Racing’s No. 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series team, check out and Get live updates on Twitter @MichaelAnnett.

Contact: Maggie Martin, Rising Star Management Group,

Jul 08

Germain Racing Looking Forward to Putting No. 30 Tundra in Front of Iowa Race Fans

Posted by lori in Sherwin Williams , Germain Racing , GEICO

 July 6, 2010 (Mooresville, N.C.) - Last season, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series joined the list of top-tier racing divisions competing in America’s heartland at Iowa Speedway. The .875-mile tri-oval is expected to again be lined with enthusiastic race fans for Sunday’s 200-lap race.  Todd Bodine will steer the No. 30 Tundra around Iowa, hoping to continue his six-race top-five streak.

 “Last year we struggled a little bit with Iowa Speedway. This Germain Racing team has been putting in a lot of extra effort to make our Tundra faster and better. We tested at Gresham and I’m really looking forward to putting the No. 30 truck in front of the Iowa race fans again,” said Bodine, who leads the Truck Series points and has six consecutive top-five finishes.

 Crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. says the No. 30 Tundra should be in shape to put on a great show for Iowa’s racing fans.

 “We tested at Gresham leading into this week’s Iowa race. The test went well and we’re hoping it will give us a chance to put on a great show for the Iowa race fans. It’s a great track and they have one of the biggest crowds we see on the Truck Series schedule. As a team, you definitely look forward to racing for fans like they have at Iowa Speedway,” said Hillman, of Lockport, NY.

 Bodine will race chassis TRD-122. The truck was last seen in the Truck Series at Dover in May where it started 11th and finished fifth.

 “We picked this chassis to race at Iowa because of it’s performance at Dover. The truck was fast enough to win the race, but a fuel pickup issue kept us out of position at the end,” explained Hillman.

 Bodine captured the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship points lead following race seven at Charlotte. After nine races,  he has a 55-point lead over second-place Aric Almirola. In the Truck Series owner’s standings, Germain Racing has the lead over Kyle Busch Motorsports by 22 points.

 Watch the Tundra at Iowa Speedway on SPEED. Racing coverage begins Sunday, July 11th at 1:30 PM Eastern on SPEED or tune in to your local MRN affiliate. Follow Germain Racing on Twitter @GermainRacing or on the web at or become a Facebook fan.

 When shopping for your new or used car or truck, head directly to to find the perfect vehicle or visit your local Germain dealer in Ohio, Florida, or Arkansas. is part of Germain Motor Company, a top-25 automotive retail network with 21 dealerships and more than 60 years of experience.



Jul 08

Steve is Back and it’s off to Dublin for Auto Smarts presented by!

Posted by lori in Germain Racing

     The 28th Annual Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In takes place this weekend and the crew can’t resist the chance to take a road trip!  Dan “Boots” Longenette, Steve Germain, Lex McAllister, and Randy Rhinehart head to 555 Metro Place North in Dublin for Auto Smarts presented by, Saturday from 1-3pm on 610 WTVN.   

      From classic cars to classic owners, the Auto Smarts gang will paint the pictures from a monster wheel deal and even offer up some trophies for one of the largest events of its kind in the country.  Yes, the public is invited!  For more information, check

      And the countdown has begun!  Saturday, July 24th is Auto Smarts Day during the Lucas Oil Buckeye Fuel Wars at National Trail Raceway.  Once again, the Auto Smarts quartet will be on location to broadcast live.  Plus they have tickets to giveaway to the event AND it’s the showdown the racing world has been begging for!   FUEL DUEL I pits Lex against Steve in identically matched SmartCars with bragging rights and their weekly allowances on the line!  Don’t miss the build-up!  You can cut the tension with a really dull butter knife!

      But wait there’s more this Saturday!  Michael Sacks is back with his 1-800 Lemon Law Lemon Aid Minute, Mike Fornataro of National Trail Raceway serves up some Bits from the Pits, and Jack Moser gets legal during busted for drunk update.  

      You have a chance to win tickets to Auto Smarts Day and voice your opinion or ask your question.  Call us during the radio show at 821-WTVN or toll free at 800-610-WTVN.  You can also hit the net at and join us via Facebook or Twitter!


For more information contact:   Randy Rhinehart
Auto Smarts presented by 614-795-8469


Jul 08

Michael Annett and No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota to Visit the Windy City

Posted by lori in Sherwin Williams , Germain Racing

Joliet, Ill. (July 7, 2010) Returning to America’s Heartland for a four week stretch of summer races in the Midwest, Des Moines, Iowa native Michael Annett and the No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry will make their way to the Windy City this week for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola at Chicagoland Speedway.

As a former ice hockey defenseman for Team Illinois, Annett previously called Chicago home during his junior year of high school. Leading the league in penalty minutes, Annett guided Team Illinois to the 2002 Calgary Mac’s AAA Hockey Tournament Championship before joining the USHL sanctioned Waterloo Blackhawks back in his home state of Iowa where he was part of the Clark Cup Championship winning team.

Now off the ice and behind the wheel of a stock car, Annett will hit Chicagoland Speedway for his second career appearance on the 1.5 mile D-shaped oval. In a record-setting Nationwide Series race for the fewest cautions and fewest laps under caution, Annett started 18th and drove through the checkered flag to finish 17th in last season’s Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola.

In conjunction with race weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, the No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry show car will be making an appearance at the local Pilot Travel Centers location at 301 North Ridge Road in Minooka, Ill. on Thursday from 2-6 p.m. and Friday from 1-5 p.m. Annett will be on-site from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday to sign autographs for store customers.

Additionally, Pilot Travel Centers gift cards and three pairs of tickets to Friday’s Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola will be given away in a raffle.

Track activities at Chicagoland Speedway begin on Friday with practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and final practice from 11 a.m. until 12:20 p.m.

Nationwide Series qualifying starts at 4:05 p.m. SPEED will air a live broadcast of final practice and qualifying. The green flag waves for the start of the Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola at 8 p.m. Live race coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN and MRN Radio. All times are ET.

For more information on Michael Annett and Germain Racing’s No. 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series team, check out and Get live updates on Twitter @MichaelAnnett.

Contact: Maggie Martin, Rising Star Management Group,

Jul 06

Historic NNS New Car Race Yields 12th Place Finish to Michael Annett and No. 15 Germain Racing Team

Posted by lori in Sherwin Williams , Germain Racing

Daytona Beach, Fla. (July 3, 2010) At the halfway mark in his second full-season in NASCAR’s second tiered Nationwide Series, Michael Annett currently stands 12th in the points race after the Subway Jalapeno 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway. In the historic first race in the Nationwide Series new car, Annett qualified 17th and scored a 12th place finish after recovering from an early race spin.

Under the lights at the World Center of Racing, Annett pushed his way from his 17th place start into the top-10 by lap 14. Running in the seventh position, the former Daytona winner in the ARCA Racing Series got loose off of the exit of turn four on lap 32, bringing out the second caution of the event. Fortunately, no damage was caused to the No. 15 Toyota Camry.

Coming to pit road twice under yellow, the No. 15 took four tires, fuel and put in a new right rear window to replace one that was blown out during the spin. Restarting 33rd on lap 36, Annett didn’t lose his determination and again shuffled his way through the pack and back into the top-20 by lap 42. Moving up 20 spots from his restart by lap 61, he continued to rebound and gain track position, although he was fighting a loose handling condition.

The caution was again displayed on lap 69 for debris, allowing Annett to come to pit road for service to his No. 15 Toyota Camry. He restarted 14th for a 25 lap shootout.

Still reporting the car being extremely loose, Annett held steady in the top-20 until relief came on lap 95, bringing out the final caution of the night. With a four tire change, air pressure adjustment and wedge adjustment, Annett was back on the track and ready to race for the green, white, checkered finish to the Subway Jalapeno 250 powered by Coca-Cola.

The No. 15 Camry restarted 20th and crossed the finish line recording a 12th place finish, his second consecutive 12th place finish on Daytona’s legendary 2.5 mile tri-oval. His finish moved him two places in Nationwide Series championship point standings to 12th, 117 points outside of the top-10.

"I think every team out there wasn’t sure what to expect in the first Nationwide Series new car race. We were good in single car runs and in the draft during practice, so I felt good leading into Friday’s race," said Annett, "We had a good race car and we were really good through turns one and two. I’m glad we were able to salvage a respectable finish after that early spin and bring home a 12th place finish in our No. 15 Camry. I’m so proud of all the guys for their hard work on getting this new car ready. They’ve put a lot into this. I’m looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the new No. 15 Toyota at Michigan."

The second of four Nationwide Series new car races on the schedule for 2010 will be at Michigan International Raceway on August 14. In addition to Daytona and Michigan, the Nationwide Series events at Richmond International Raceway on September 10 and Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 15 will be Nationwide Series new car points races before the new car’s full integration into the series in 2011.

Next up on the Nationwide Series schedule is the Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola. Live race coverage from the Windy City can be seen and heard on ESPN and MRN Radio beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.

For more information on Michael Annett and Germain Racing’s No. 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series team, check out and

. Get live updates on Twitter @MichaelAnnett. and


Contact: Maggie Martin, Rising Star Management Group,

Jul 06

Germain Finished 16th in Road Course Debut at Lime Rock

Posted by lori in Sherwin Williams , Germain Racing


Mooresville, N.C. (07-05-2010) – In his first road course race, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East rookie driver Zach Germain finished 16th in the No. 24 Camry. The results were a handsome payoff for the 25 year-old from Columbus, Ohio, who finished just a couple spots behind some of the instructors that had tutored him on the mechanics of racing at the 1.54-mile Lime Rock Park circuit in Lakeville, CT.


“I really enjoyed my first road course race. It was an extreme challenge for my physical endurance and mental stamina, but I think our finish showed that the driver and the crew were up for the test. I prepared for the K&N 100 by attending the Skip Barber Racing School. Getting to know the course helped so that I could focus on technique and getting the car adjusted for the race. Tom Ackerman, our shock specialist on the No. 30 Tundra, came to Lime Rock with us this weekend. He and the No. 24 Camry team made some great adjustments to the car. It handled the right-hand turns very well,” said Germain who ranks 15th in the K&N Pro Series East points standings after six races.


The weekend kicked off with Germain hearing a new but very familiar voice on his team radio as he put the No. 24 Camry in the top-20 on the practice charts.


“My dad did a great job in his spotting debut. He had no idea he was getting put to work when he got to the track, but we needed extra spotters for practice. He did a great job. When I heard his voice, it reminded me of the virtue that he and my mom preach to me when they are at the race track – patience,” smiled Germain. “After the first run in practice, I had a lot of confidence in our team and in what I’d learned about getting around the course. At other new tracks we’ve gone to, I’ve had to commit time in first practice to learning the lines around the track. At Lime Rock, I already knew the line from the Skip Barber school and it worked very well for the Camry. I was comfortable in the car and could focus on pedal technique and positioning the car for each corner.”


The 66-lap race was slowed by only three cautions for a total of eight yellow-flag laps. The long green-flag runs allowed the 29-car field to space out over the mile and a half circuit.


“The long green flag runs worked out great. The field spaced out pretty quickly and I was able to get in the zone so well that the cars around me didn’t bother me at all,” explained Germain. “We had one bobble. I didn’t get the Camry slowed down heading into the chicane on lap 35. I spun but was able to keep the car on course. It wouldn’t re-start and it cost us a couple laps waiting for a push-start. If there was a disappointing moment in the race weekend, I guess that was it. But, the weekend was a great experience. The guys did a great job with adjustments and we’re all anxious to get to our next race at Lee.”


Watch Saturday’s Lime Rock Park NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Thursday, July 8th at 6:00 PM on SPEED. The next race on the K&N Pro Series East schedule is July 30th at Lee USA Speedway. 


Germain Racing is a championship-winning organization competing in all three of NASCAR’s national series. The team adds the K&N Pro Series East No. 24 Camry to its lineup this year, and may add K&N Pro Series West and late model races. Sponsorship and branding opportunities are available. Visit for more information.  


When shopping for your new or used car or truck, head directly to to find the perfect vehicle or visit your local Germain dealer in Ohio, Florida, or Arkansas. Follow Zach Germain or Germain Racing on Twitter @ZachGermain, @GermainRacing, or on the web, or become a Facebook fan.




Jul 02

Annett Will Be on Outdoor Channel, Monday, July 5th

Posted by lori in Germain Racing

Michael Annett, NASCAR Nationwide Series driver of the No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota, and Germain Racing crew chief Ryan Fugle will be featured on the Outdoor Channel this week. The driver/crew chief pair recently spent time with Brian Fisher of Fisher’s ATV World on the Outdoor Channel for an ATV ride at Carolina Adventure World. Not only did Fisher show Annett and Fugle how to hit the Carolina Adventure World trail, but the No. 15 Germain Racing team also gave Fisher a behind the scenes tour of their race shop in Mooresville, N.C. Annett took Fisher on a visit to a local Pilot Travel Center as well, the perfect place to gear up for a fun day at Carolina Adventure World!

To catch the excitement that these three shared, tune into the Outdoor Channel Monday, July 5 at 5:30 p.m. ET and 8:30 p.m. ET. The show will also air on Tuesday, July 6 at 12:30 a.m. ET.

For more information on Michael Annett and Germain Racing’s No. 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series team, check out and

. Get live updates on Twitter @MichaelAnnett.



Jul 02

NASCAR Most Popular Driver Voting Begins Online

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, Fla. (July 2, 2010) – Online voting is underway for the Most Popular Driver of the Year Award in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, as well as the regional touring series.

Fans can visit and vote for their favorite driver for the 2010 Most Popular Driver of the Year Award in  the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

In addition,
will host the balloting for each of NASCAR's regional touring series -- the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, NASCAR Mexico Series and NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.

Again his year, fans also may write in their favorite driver if he / she is not among the nominees for a specific series. Fans can send an e-mail to and submit their write-in vote.

Fans may vote or submit a write-in candidate once per day and are encouraged to vote throughout the season. Voting continues for each series until the following dates:

• Sept. 24 for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East - CLICK HERE TO VOTE

• Sept. 25 for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series - CLICK HERE TO VOTE

• Oct. 14 for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour - CLICK HERE TO VOTE

• Oct. 17 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour - CLICK HERE TO VOTE

• Nov. 12 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - CLICK HERE TO VOTE

• Nov. 13 for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West - CLICK HERE TO VOTE

• Nov. 13 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series - CLICK HERE TO VOTE

• Nov. 21 for the NACAR Mexico Series - CLICK HERE TO VOTE

Last year's winners were: Brad Keselowski (NASCAR Nationwide Series), Ricky Carmichael (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) Steve Park (NASCAR K&N Pro Series East), Moses Smith (NASCAR K&N Pro Series West), Ted Christopher (NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), Andy Seuss (NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour), Jorge Arteaga (NASCAR Mexico Series) and Andrew Ranger (NASCAR Canadian Tire Series).

Results will be announced at each of the respective series' season-end banquets. The combined awards banquet for the NASCAR Nationwide  and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will again take place in South Florida at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on Monday, Nov. 22. The NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards Gala will be Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Charlotte Convention Center's Crown Ballroom in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.