NASCAR Top 10 At A Glance A look at the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series Top 10 Drivers DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 29, 2004) - The following is a glance at the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series Top 10 in the ...
NASCAR Top 10 At A Glance
A look at the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series Top 10 Drivers
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 29, 2004) - The following is a glance at the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series Top 10 in the series championship standings heading into the AutoZone "125" presented by Havoline, JM Environmental, and C.L. Bryant at Stockton 99 Speedway this Saturday, July 31. The race in Stockton, Calif. will be race nine of 14 on the NASCAR AutoZone Southwest Series schedule:
No. 1 - Craig Raudman (No. 2 HPS/Victory Circle Chevrolet), Victory Circle Racing. Last week's ranking: 1st. Raudman maintains the top spot in the standings after a 10th place effort at Madera Speedway July 17. Raudman has four Bud Pole Awards this season to set the all-time series mark at 29. He has seven top ten finishes in eight races this season, including one win.
No. 2 - Jim Pettit II (No. 03 California Hot Wood Ford), Jim Pettit Racing. Last week's ranking: 2nd. Pettit scored his third career win at Madera Speedway July 17 and second of the season to close within 13 points of Raudman. Pettit scored his first career win at Stockton 99 last season.
No. 3 - Burney Lamar (No. 1 Groeniger Chevrolet), Victory Circle Racing. Last week's ranking: 3rd. Lamar scored his fourth top three finishes in as many races with a 3rd place performance at Madera Speedway July 17. Lamar closed to with 63 points of Raudman.
No. 4 - Eddy McKean (No. 19 Magic Valley Pipe & Steel Pontiac), McKean Racing. Last week's ranking: 5th. McKean finally had a solid run on the short tracks finishing 6th at Madera Speedway July 17. McKean has five top ten finishes this season and looks for redemption at Stockton this weekend. McKean led the first 54 laps at Stockton back in May before a driveline failure sidelined his effort.
No. 5 - Joe Herold (No. 5 Quality Chevrolet), Quality Racing. Last week's ranking: 4th. Herold continues to have his best season in the series after another top ten run at Madera Speedway July. Herold finished 9th at Madera and looks to improve upon a 19th place finish at Stockton back in May. Herold will make his 47 career start this Saturday.
No. 6 - Eric Holmes (No. 62 KENKO Chevrolet), Beebe Racing. Last week's ranking: 9th. Holmes climbed three spots in the standings after an 8th place run at Madera Speedway July 17. Holmes has five top ten finishes this season and won the series event at Stockton back on May 8. Holmes has four career victories in 56 career starts and has won nearly $150,000 in prize money.
No. 7 - Doug McCoun (No. 16 Camacho's Cantina Chevrolet), CBA Motorsports. Last week's ranking: 6th. McCoun had a 12th place effort in his first outing in Clarence Broussard's Chevrolet. McCoun has logged many laps at Stockton and has his sights set on a top five performance at Stockton this weekend. McCoun has 193 career starts in the series and nine wins.
No. 8- Todd Souza (No. 6 Sierra Mist Chevrolet), Penney Racing. Last week's ranking: 11th. Souza equaled his best career finish with a 2nd place performance at Madera Speedway July 17. Souza also joins the NASCAR Top 10 for the first time this season and is hopeful to keep his momentum rolling as he looks for an invite to the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown in November. Souza has two top ten finishes in eight starts this season.
No. 9 - Greg Voigt (No. 9 Auto Pro Racing Engines Chevrolet), Voigt Racing. Last week's ranking: 7th. Voigt falls two spots in the NASCAR Top 10 after 13th place finish at Madera Speedway two weeks ago. Voigt has two top ten finishes in eight starts this season.
No. 10 - Dan Holtz (No. 23 Rialto Concrete Products Ford), Thompson Motorsports. Last week's ranking: 8th. Holtz and his team continue to struggle through the middle part of the season. Holtz finished a disappointing 16th at Madera after being caught up in a wreck with no where to go. Holtz will not be at Madera, but instead he and the team will repair his car and test in order to improve their performance.
Charting the Champs: 2003 series champion Auggie Vidovich will be racing with the Midwest Series this weekend at Pikes Peak. 2001 series champion Craig Raudman continues to lead the current Southwest Series standings for the fourth consecutive race. 2002 series champion Eddy McKean holds down the fourth position in the standings.