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National Sprint Car Poll Announces 360, 410 & Non-Winged Sprint Nominees KNOXVILLE, IOWA (NOV. 9, 2001) - The nominees for the National Sprint Car Poll's post-season awards, which will be presented at a Thursday evening, November 29th, ...

National Sprint Car Poll Announces 360, 410 & Non-Winged Sprint Nominees

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (NOV. 9, 2001) - The nominees for the National Sprint Car Poll's post-season awards, which will be presented at a Thursday evening, November 29th, reception at the Westin in Indianapolis, were announced this week for the 360-, 410-cubic-inch and non-winged sprint car divisions. Headlining the list are "Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award" nominees Dave Argabright of National Speed Sport News (NSSN), Emmett Hahn of American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), Dick Jordan of United States Auto Club (USAC) and Ken Wagner of Wagtimes.

The National Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll post-season award nominees are:

Builder/Manufacturer - Larry Brown (TCR), Marc Dailey (Stealth), Bob East (Beast), Richard Harvey (Stinger).

Media Member - Dave Argabright (NSSN), Kevin Eckert (FlatOut Illustrated), Randy Jones (photographer).

Team - Bill W. Biddle #16, 26, 62, Bob Price/David Waltemath #76, Harlan Willis #45.

Promoter - Dan Kazarian (Perris), Ron Shuman (SCRA/NWWC), Jason Smith (USAC).

Rookie - Ed Carpenter (Indiana), Michael Hinrichsen (California).

The National 360 Sprint Car Poll post-season award nominees are:

Builder/Manufacturer - J.V. Brotherton (Brodix), Jay Jonas (Avenger), Den Gentrup/Bob Westphal (Wesmar).

Media Member - Doug Auld (Open Wheel), Allan Holland (hoseheads.com), Jerry Reigle (Harrisburg Patriot News/Area Auto Racing News).

Team - David Chappell #50z, Terry Gray #10, Kathy & Pat Palladino #99, William "Red" Stauffer #2, 2a.

Promoter - Fred Brownfield (NST), Emmett Hahn (ASCS), Pete Walton (USCS).

Rookie - Jeff Busby (Delaware), Destiny Hays (California).

The National 410 Sprint Car Poll post-season award nominees are:

Builder/Manufacturer - Jack Elam (J&J), Chuck Merrill (Maxim), Bob Newton (Hoosier).

Media Member - Dave Argabright (NSSN), Doug Auld (Open Wheel), Bobby Gerould (hammerdownusa.com), Allan Holland (hoseheads.com), Mike Martin (Sprint Car Network).

Team - Joe Harz #88H, Karl Kinser #5m, Terry McCarl #24, Tony Stewart #20.

Promoter - Ralph Capitani (Knoxville), Bob Jones/Alan Kreitzer (Williams Grove), Bob Miller (Thunder on the Hill), John Padjen (Silver Dollar).

Rookie - Scott Biertzer (Wisconsin), Jason Sides (Tennessee), Brian Woodhall (Pennsylvania).

It should be noted that the "Driver of the Year" awards and the "Wild Car Award" for each division will also be presented on November 29 at the free social reception at the Westin, which is being held after the first day of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show. Danny Wood (410), Tony Norem (360) and Dickie Gaines (Non-Winged) have already been announced as the "Wild Card Award" recipients for their exciting sprint car performances in 2001.

In addition, those selected to be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2002 will be announced during the 6 - 9 p.m. casual reception. The successful Knoxville International Driver Development (KIDD) program applicant/recipient will also be identified on that evening.

The National Sprint Car Poll post-season awards and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction awards are official programs of the 501(c)(3) non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. Those seeking more information on these programs should contact executive director Thomas J. Schmeh at tschmeh@sprintcarhof.com.

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Series Sprint , USAC , World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Jason Smith , Bob Miller , Mike Martin , Jason Sides , Marc Dailey , Jordan Dick , Bob Jones , Ed Carpenter
Teams Williams