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NASCAR Announces Year-End Contingency Awards for NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World T

 

November 23, 2010

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 23, 2010) Ė The 2010 NASCAR Prize Money & Decal Program year-end special award winners were announced during last nightís NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards Banquet for both national series. 
The Awards Banquet, held at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, will be televised on SPEED on Friday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. ET.
            The NASCAR Prize Money & Decal Program, commonly referred to as the NASCAR Contingency Program, is administered by the Charlotte, N.C.-based NASCAR Automotive Group. The program strives to build strong relationships with high-quality, performance-driven brands that are leaders in their respective categories and award money to NASCAR teams via per-race and year-end awards. Competitors become eligible for prize money by displaying sponsor decals on the front fender of their race vehicles. In some instances, use of a sponsorís product also is required.

    Official winners of this yearís NNS Prize Money & Decal Program year end special awards include:
 
- COORS LIGHT 21 Means 21 Pole Award: Joey Logano
- Featherlite Most Improved Driver (presented to the driver who improves their finishing
position the most, compared to their finish in the previous race): Jason Leffler
- GOODYEAR tires award (awarded to the NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion): Brad Keselowski
- Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the YEAR (awarded to the top engine builder for qualifying and finishing position): No. -8, Mark Cronquist, Joe Gibbs Racing
- Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the YEAR (awarded to the winner of each race or the next highest finishing eligible competitor): Justin Allgaier
- Raybestos Rookie of the Year: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
- Sunoco Diamond Performance (presented to the winner or highest-finishing eligible driver in each NASCAR Nationwide Series race): Brad Keselowski
- WIX Filters Lap Leader (awarded to the eligible driver who leads the most laps during the race wins the most WIX Lap Leader Awards): Kyle Busch
 
Official winners of this yearís NCWTS Prize Money & Decal Program year end special awards include:
 
- KEYSTONE LIGHT 21 Means 21 POLE AWARD: Austin Dillon
- Featherlite Most Improved Driver (presented to the highest finishing eligible driver who improves their finishing position the most from the previous race): Ron Hornaday
- GOODYEAR tires award (awarded to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion): Todd Bodine
- Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the YEAR (awarded to the top engine builder for qualifying and finishing position):No. 18, John Dysinger, Triad
- Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the YEAR (award is given for a command performance on track to the highest finishing eligible driver):Johnny Sauter
- O'Reilly Auto Parts Position Improvement Award    (presented to the eligible driver who improves the most positions from their starting position to their finishing position):David Starr
- Raybestos Rookie of the YEAR: Austin Dillon
- Sunoco Diamond Performance (the winner or highest-finishing eligible driver in each NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race receives this award):Todd Bodine
- WIX Filters Lap Leader (presented to the eligible driver who leads the most laps in each event):Ron Hornaday
 
   For a complete description of all national series awards presented via the NASCAR Prize Money & Decal Program, visit www.nascarmedia.com.
 
About the NASCAR Prize Money & Decal Program

The NASCAR Prize Money & Decal Program, commonly referred to as the contingency program, is administered by the NASCAR Automotive Group. The program strives to build strong relationships with high-quality, performance-driven brands that are leaders in their respective categories and award money to NASCAR teams via per-race and year-end postings. Competitors become eligible for awards money by displaying partner decals on the front fender of their race vehicles and, in some instances, use of a sponsorís product. National series contingency sponsors will contribute over $8.8 million to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams in 2010.