SWS: Top 10 at a glance 2004-08-20

NASCAR Top 10 at a Glance A look at the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series Top 10 Drivers DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 20, 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. (August 20, 2004) - The following is a glance at the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series Top 10 in the series championship standings heading into the United Power/Touchstone Energy "150" at Colorado National Speedway this Saturday, August 21. The race in Erie, Colo. will be race ten 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 winning his second race of the season at Stockton July 31. Raudman has four Bud Pole Awards this season to set the all-time series mark at 29. He has eight top ten finishes in nine races this season and extended his points lead to 28 with five races to go.

No. 2 - Jim Pettit II (No. 03 California Hot Wood Ford), Jim Pettit Racing. Last week's ranking: 2nd. Pettit rallied to finish third at Stockton 99 Speedway July 31. Pettit trails Raudman by only 28 heading to CNS where his has four top four finishes in his last five starts at the mile high facility.

No. 3 - Burney Lamar (No. 1 Groeniger Chevrolet), Victory Circle Racing. Last week's ranking: 3rd. Lamar scored his fifth top four finish in as many races with a 4th place performance at Stockton 99 Speedway July 31. Lamar heads to CNS where he is the track record holder for the Southwest Series.

No. 4 - Eric Holmes (No. 62 KENKO Chevrolet), Beebe Racing. Last week's ranking: 6th. Holmes climbed two spots in the standings after a runner-up finish at Stockton Speedway July 31. Holmes has six top ten finishes this season and trails Raudman by 239 points. Holmes has four career victories in 57 career starts and has won nearly $150,000 in prize money. Holmes has never scored a top five finish at Colorado Nat'l.

No. 5 - Joe Herold (No. 5 Quality Chevrolet), Herold Racing. Last week's ranking: 4th. Herold continues to have his best season in the series after another top ten run at Stockton 99 Speedway July 31. Herold finished 10th at Stockton and looks to improve on his performance at CNS and keep his momentum rolling. Herold did not qualify for the race last season at CNS.

No. 6 - Eddy McKean (No. 19 Magic Valley Pipe & Steel Pontiac), McKean Racing. Last week's ranking: 4th. McKean's 2004 can be best described as a roller coaster. After the high of winning round one at Phoenix, the former NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Regional Champion has had mixed luck at every other race. McKean ahs two top three finishes at CNS in the past three years and hopes to put the good luck back on his side this weekend. McKean has five top ten finishes this season.

No. 7 - Doug McCoun (No. 16 Camacho's Cantina Chevrolet), CBA Motorsports. Last week's ranking: 6th. McCoun had a 12th place effort at Stockton July 31. McCoun took the victory at CNS back in 1998 and looks to give Clarence Broussard his first victory in the series.

No. 8- Greg Voigt (No. 9 Auto Pro Racing Engines Chevrolet), Voigt Racing. Last week's ranking: 9th. Voigt moved up one spot in the NASCAR Top 10 after a 16th place effort at Stockton July 31. Voigt did not make the trip to CNS last season and will be seeing the facility for the first time this weekend.

No. 9 - Todd Souza (No. 6 Money By Design Chevrolet), Penney Racing. Last week's ranking: 8th. Souza falls one spot in the standings after a 21st place performance at Stockton July 31. Souza finished 20th at CNS back in 2002.

No. 10 - Rip Michels (No. 12 Stock Building Supply Chevrolet), Michels Racing. Last week's ranking: 11th. Michels continues to lead the Autometer Rookie-of-the-Year standings after nine races. Michels finished 18th at Stockton July 31 and will be visiting CNS for the first this weekend.

Charting the Champs: 2003 series champion Auggie Vidovich will not be in action this weekend. 2001 series champion Craig Raudman continues to lead the current Southwest Series standings for the fifth consecutive race. 2002 series champion Eddy McKean holds down the sixth position in the standings.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Eric Holmes , Joe Herold , Burney Lamar , Doug McCoun , Jim Pettit II , Craig Raudman , Auggie Vidovich , Todd Souza , Rip Michels