Sunday, November 15, 2009

It’s all about the fans!

Moses Smith’s fans spoke through their votes, and he won the 2009 Most Popular Driver Award in the NASCAR Camping World Series West!

This makes Moses a two-time winner of the prestigious award. This year, Moses and the team are also to be congratulated on receiving the Featherlite Most Improved Driver of the Year Award.

For the first time, fans everywhere were invited to watch the NASCAR Touring Series Awards Gala live online presented by (the official online home of NASCAR’s developmental series.) NASCAR held a huge banquet of not one, but five series under one roof at the Embassy Suites and Convention Center in Concord, North Carolina.

In addition to the championship awards, the Most Popular Driver Awards for each series were also presented during the ceremony. The five drivers honored with the prestigious award were Ted Christopher in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Andy Seuss in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, Andrew Ranger in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, Steve Park in the NASCAR Camping World Series East and Moses Smith in the NASCAR Camping World Series West.

While the Camping World Series West schedule are still being finalized, NASCAR Managing Director Of Racing Operations, George Silbermann did inform the competitors that the series will finish the 2010 season during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend at Phoenix International Raceway in November.

In addition, Mr. Silbermann confirmed the return of several traditional West dates like the April Phoenix race, Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (California), and the Portland (Oregon) International Raceway road course. The series will also take part in the fourth annual combination race with the NASCAR Camping World Series East at Iowa Speedway May 23. Further dates and the complete schedule will be announced shortly.

Mr. Silbermann also reported that for the 2010 television packages. SPEED will once again return to broadcast the Camping World Series. The awards celebration capped a week of festivities in the Charlotte area aimed at providing the top drivers and track operators in NASCAR’s developmental series an up close and personal look at the hub of stock-car racing.

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