2006 NA 360 Poll nominees announced

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR '06 POST-SEASON NORTH AMERICAN 360 SPRINT CAR POLL AWARDS KNOXVILLE, IOWA (November 27, 2006) - The names of the nominees for the 2006 North American 360 Sprint Car Poll post-season awards were released today by poll...

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR '06 POST-SEASON NORTH AMERICAN 360 SPRINT CAR POLL AWARDS

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (November 27, 2006) - The names of the nominees for the 2006 North American 360 Sprint Car Poll post-season awards were released today by poll founder and coordinator Tom Schmeh. The select 24-member voting panel, representing media members, manufacturers, promoters and sanctioning officials, is currently in the final balloting process, and the names of the 8 award recipients will be revealed on Wednesday, December 13, on the eve of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Orlando, Florida. The nominees for the 2006 North American 360 Sprint Car Poll post-season awards are as follows:

Driver of the Year: Terry Gray, Chuck Hebing, Jason Johnson, Curt Michael, Gary Wright.

Team of the Year: Dan Deming (Jr.)/Chuck Hebing, Andy Forsberg, Kathy Palladino, Lanny Row.

Rookie of the Year: Brett Miller, Steve Poirier, Davey Sammons, Channin Tankersley.

Builder/Manufacturer of the Year: J.V. Brotherton, Brian & Jeannie Butler, Jack Elam, Dan Gentrup & Bob Westphal, Lynton & Paul Jeffrey, Chuck Merrill.

Media Member of the Year: Doug Auld, Allan Holland, Lonnie Wheatley, Justin Zoch.

Promoter of the Year: Tracey Clay, Emmett Hahn, Glenn Styres, Pete Walton.

Wild Card Award (for exciting sprint car performances): Chuck Hebing, Jason Johnson, Danny Martin (Jr.), Steve Poirier, Ricky Stenhouse (Jr.), Jessica Zemken.

Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award: Fred Brownfield (deceased), Tom Deery, Johnny Gibson, Dick Jordan, Terry McCarl/Bill McCroskey.

The North American Sprint Car Poll post-season awards, like the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction awards, are official programs of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc. The Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award is the only poll award voted on by members of all three voting panels ('360', '410', Non-Winged). Those seeking more information should visit the museum's web-site at www.sprintcarhof.com.

-credit: schof

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Series Sprint
Drivers Jordan Dick , Andy Forsberg , Jason Johnson