Heartland Region update 2001-09-17

John O'Neal Remains In The Lead In The Heartland Region In The Nascar Weekly Racing Series DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 18, 2001) - John O'Neal of Kansas City, Mo., has remained in the top spot in the Competition Performance Index (CPI) ...

John O'Neal Remains In The Lead In The Heartland Region In The Nascar Weekly Racing Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 18, 2001) - John O'Neal of Kansas City, Mo., has remained in the top spot in the Competition Performance Index (CPI) standings in the Heartland Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series for another week. O'Neal, who competes in the Late Model division at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Mo., has earned 13 trips to victory lane this season. O'Neal has collected 17 top-five finishes in 18 starts at the .625-mile oval.

Clint Bowyer of Emporia, Kan., continues to hold second in the regional standings. Bowyer, who competes in the Modified division at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., has earned seven victories this season. Bowyer has 11 top-five and 16 top-ten finishes in 17 starts at the .500-mile dirt oval.

Robbie Dean of Darbydale, Ohio, has jumped to third in the region. Dean, who competes in the Super Late Model division at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway, has picked up six victories this season. Dean has 15 top-five and 19 top-ten finishes in 22 starts at the .333-mile oval.

Kris Stump of Tipp City, Ohio, Kil-Kare Speedway in Xenia, Ohio; Andy Bozell of Portage, Mich., Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway; Chuck Winders of Louisville, Ky., Louisville (Ky.) Motor Speedway; Tim Swearengin of Springfield, Mo., Lebanon (Mo.) I-44 Speedway; Jeffrey Letson of Harvest, Ala., Nashville (Tenn.) Speedway USA and Andy Antinoro of Hueytown, Ala., Birmingham (Ala.) International Raceway round out the top nine in the first tier of the Competition Performance Index (CPI) in the Heartland Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.

NASCAR officials have announced a seven-day modification to the current NASCAR Weekly Racing Series schedule regarding the conclusion of the point season, from September 16th to September 23rd. This modification has been granted to tracks which had events scheduled for last weekend and chose to postpone them due to the events of last week. The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series national championship will then be determined by a ranking of the regional champions using the Competition Performance Index (CPI). The top-50 drivers as rated by the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series CPI in the Atlantic Seaboard Region for the week of September 17 follow.

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