SWS: Driver profile - Doug McCoun

Doug McCoun has quietly made a name for himself on the West coast. Since winning the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series, presented by Dodge National Championship back in 1985, he has proven his prowess on the dirt and the asphalt with numerous wins in...

Doug McCoun has quietly made a name for himself on the West coast. Since winning the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series, presented by Dodge National Championship back in 1985, he has proven his prowess on the dirt and the asphalt with numerous wins in the Central California region, but prefers to call the Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring division home.

McCoun holds a very distinct statistic on the Featherlite Southwest Series. For the last nine straight years, he has finished no worse than tenth in the final championship standings. That measure of consistency is a mark for all the "young guns" of the Featherlite Southwest Series to shoot for.

McCoun's march into the record books of the Featherlite Southwest Series starts from his home in Prunedale, California, where he has spent his days (and nights) for the last twenty years fighting fires and saving lives as a Captain in the North County Fire district.

His schedule allows him to compete full time on the series, and compete he does. With 170 starts to his credit, McCoun has accumulated nine wins, 45 top-five and 78 top-10 finishes and has become only the third driver in series history to eclipse the $300,000 mark in career winnings. McCoun currently sits fifth in the 2002 championship standings with two races to go, and will certainly make it ten straight years in the top-ten.

"I enjoy the series," McCoun said. "Racing is fun, but winning is the best. This series is so competitive, that winning just doesn't happen because you show up." McCoun recently ended a four-year winless drought with a thrilling win at Mesa Marin Raceway back in June. "Wins will come if you put yourself in position."

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