April - Driver of the Month

Darren Stewart Snares Love's ASCS Driver of the Month Award TULSA, Okla. (April 28, 2005) -- With the month of April coming to a close, Bixby, Oklahoma's Darren Stewart has claimed the initial Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores...

Darren Stewart Snares Love's ASCS Driver of the Month Award

TULSA, Okla. (April 28, 2005) -- With the month of April coming to a close, Bixby, Oklahoma's Darren Stewart has claimed the initial Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series National Tour "Driver of the Month" award for 2005.

The April honors go to Stewart based upon accumulating the most points in the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores initial four events of the season, which included the March 18-19 Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals and last weekend's Memphis Motorsports Park doubleheader.

After being collected in an opening lap accident on the first night at Devil's Bowl Speedway, Stewart has sandwiched March 19 and April 23 runner-up finishes around his first ASCS feature victory of the season on April 22 at Memphis Motorsports Park.

Stewart sits atop the series' early-season points chase, just six markers ahead of defending ASCS National champion Gary Wright, with Jan Howard just two more points back in third. Brodix Rookie of the Year contender Jake Martens is ranked fourth, with Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., rounding out the current top five.

Stewart collects $100 in fuel certificates from Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores for earning Driver of the Month honors.

The chase for May's Driver of the Month award gets under way on Friday night, May 6, at Fast Trax Speedway in Chatham, LA, with the series moving on to Champion Park Speedway in Haughton, LA, the following night.

Oklahoma City's State Fair Speedway hosts the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour on Friday night, May 20, with the series then making its first ever visit to Cowtown Speedway in Kennedale, TX, on Saturday night, May 28.

The 2005 O'Reilly ASCS National Tour presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores consists of approximately 40 nights of racing at more than 20 different tracks throughout ten different states.

In total, including the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour, the Southern Tour and the Sooner, Gulf South, Rocky Mountain and Midwest Regions, the American Sprint Car Series will sanction nearly 120 nights of racing in 2005 at more than 50 different racetracks throughout at least 15 different states.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

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