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Trevor Bayne’s AdvoCare Ford
Fusion will have a new look in
2018 as the famed Roush Fenway
Racing No. 6 will be sporting black.
“This new paint scheme is pretty
awesome,” said Bayne. “A lot of
the great drivers have driven black
race cars as their primary scheme.”

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MONSTER CUP FINAL POINTS
Rank/Driver

Points

1 Martin Truex Jr. #78 5040
2 Kyle Busch #18
5035
3 Kevin Harvick #4
5033
4 Brad Keselowski #2 5030
5 Chase Elliott #24
2377
6 Denny Hamlin #11 2353
7 Matt Kenseth #20
2344
8 Kyle Larson #42
2320
9 Ryan Blaney #21
2305
10 J. Johnson #48
2260
11 Austin Dillon #3
2224
12 Jamie McMurray #1 2224
13 R. Stenhouse Jr. #17 2222
14 Kurt Busch #41
2217
15 Kasey Kahne #5
2198
16 Ryan Newman #31 2196
17 Joey Logano #22
930
18 Clint Bowyer #14
871
19 Erik Jones #77
863
20 Daniel Suarez #19 777

Rank/Driver

Points

21 Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88668
22 Trevor Bayne #6
660
23 Paul Menard #27
631
24 Ty Dillon #13
593
25 Chris Buescher #37 564
26 M. McDowell #95
542
27 AJ Allmendinger #47 531
28 Danica Patrick #10 511
29 Aric Almirola #43
502
30 David Ragan #38
447
31 Landon Cassill #34 382
32 Matt DiBenedetto #32 363
33 Cole Whitt #72
322
34 Gray Gaulding #83 164
35 Reed Sorenson #15 150
36 Jeffrey Earnhardt #33 145
37 Derrike Cope #0
42
38 Michael Waltrip #15 29
39 D.J. Kennington #15 17
40 Billy Johnson #43
15

XFINITY SERIES FINAL POINTS
Rank/Driver

Points

1 William Byron #9
4034
2 Elliott Sadler #1
4029
3 Justin Allgaier #7
4025
4 Daniel Hemric #21 4003
5 Cole Custer #0
2288
6 Brennan Poole #48 2223
7 Matt Tifft #19
2211
8 Ryan Reed #16
2161
9 Michael Annett #5
2155
10 Bren. Gaughan #62 2153
11 Blake Koch #11
2138
12 Jer. Clements #51 2107
13 Ross Chastain #4
595
14 J.J. Yeley #14
588
15 Ryan Sieg #93
551
16 Brandon Jones #33 549
17 Dak.Armstrong #28 521
18 Tyler Reddick #42 484
19 Spen. Gallagher #23 433
20 D. Wallace Jr. #98 348

Rank/Driver

Points

21 Garrett Smithley #0 348
22 Joey Gase #52
336
23 Ben Kennedy #2
326
24 Harr. Rhodes #15
321
25 David Starr #99
315
26 B.J. McLeod #78
247
27 Ray Black Jr. #7
245
28 Casey Mears #98 242
29 Ryan Preece #18 202
30 Dylan Lupton #124 197
31 Sam Hornish Jr. #22 169
32 Timmy Hill #13
158
33 Kyle Benjamin #18 152
34 Scott Lagasse Jr. #3 117
35 Mike Harmon #74 115
36 Brandon Brown #90 110
37 Jeff Green #138
102
38 Jeb Burton #24
99
39 T. Joe Martins #8
90
40 Mario Gosselin #90 90

TRUCK SERIES FINAL POINTS
Rank/Driver
JARED C. TILTON FOR NASCAR

Martin Truex Jr., and his girlfriend Sherry Pollex speak on stage after accepting the Myers Brothers Award during the
NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas last week.

Truex, Pollex win
coveted Myers
Brothers Award

A

storybook season added another brilliant chapter
on Wednesday as Martin Truex Jr. and girlfriend
Sherry Pollex won the prestigious 2017 Myers
Brothers Award. The honor recognizes those who
have made outstanding contributions to stock car
racing and is voted upon by the National Motorsports Press
Association.
Truex, with his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
championship, captured the attention of NASCAR fans everywhere during 2017. His on-track dominance was one reason, as
the New Jersey-native won a series-high eight races. But even
more so, fans were drawn to the unassuming Truex because of
the grace he and Pollex showed in the face of heartache.
Pollex battled a recurrence of ovarian cancer throughout the
2017 season, sometimes missing Truex’s race-winning performances while undergoing treatments to counter the disease.
The couple transformed their adversity into opportunity.
Their charitable efforts around childhood and ovarian cancer
have helped spotlight the diseases, with their annual Catwalk for
a Cause fashion show, as well as the “Drive for Teal and Gold,”
both raising funds to help find a cure.
The Myers Brothers Award — named after pioneer NASCAR
competitors Billy and Bobby Myers — has been presented every
year since 1958.
A number of other awards were presented, acknowledging
achievements ranging from marketing excellence to success on
the track and skill in the garage.
— NASCAR reports

Points

1 Christopher Bell #4 4035
2 Johnny Sauter #21 4034
3 Austin Cindric #19
4032
4 Matt Crafton #88
4031
5 Ben Rhodes #27
2263
6 Chase Briscoe #29 2248
7 Kaz Grala #33
2214
8 J.H. Nemechek #8 2206
9 Ryan Truex #16
772
10 Noah Gragson #18 724
11 Grant Enfinger #98 718
12 Justin Haley #124
600
13 Cody Coughlin #13
51
14 Stewart Friesen #52 422
15 Austin W. Self #44
364
16 Wendell Chavous #15 348

Rank/Driver

Points

17 Jordan Anderson #1 316
18 Regan Smith #92
300
19 Norm Benning #6
279
20 T.J. Bell #145
257
21 Timothy Peters #2
252
22 Myatt Snider #51
227
23 Austin Hill #2
226
24 Josh Reaume #50 223
25 Jennifer Jo Cobb #0 221
26 Park. Kligerman #175 184
27 Todd Gilliland #51
178
28 Joe Nemechek #87 166
29 Harrison Burton #51 162
30 Tyler Young #2
152
31 Brett Moffitt #7
126
32 Cam. Murphy #136 124

Here is the complete list of award winners from the
NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon:
• NMPA Myers Brothers Award: Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry
Pollex
• Buddy Shuman Award: Bruton Smith
• NASCAR Marketing Achievement Award: FOX Sports and
NBC Sports
• Chevrolet Lifetime Achievement Award: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
• American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Martin Truex Jr.
• Coors Light Pole Award: Kyle Busch
• Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Award: Martin Truex Jr.
• Ingersoll Rand Power Move Award: Ryan Newman
• MAHLE Clevite Engine Builder of the Year Award: Toyota
Racing Development
• Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew Award: Joe Gibbs
Racing No. 18 team
• Mobil 1 Driver of the Year Award: Kyle Larson
• MOOG Go the Extra Mile Crew Chief of the Year Award:
Tony Gibson, crew chief No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing team
• Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap Award: Kyle Busch
• Sunoco Diamond Performance Award: Martin Truex Jr.
• Comcast Community Champion of the Year: Chip Ganassi
Racing Pit Crew Department
• Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award: Erik Jones
• Champion Crew Chief Award: Cole Pearn

DAYTONA 500

Distance: 200 laps, or 500 miles
Where: Daytona International Speedway, a
2.5-mile, asphalt tri-oval in Daytona Beach,
Fla.
When: 2 p.m. ET, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
TV: FOX
Radio: Motor Racing Network
2017 winner: Kurt Busch, below

Dale Earnhardt Jr. named Grand Marshal for 60th Daytona
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is indeed returning to the DAYTONA
500, although in a different role than the previous 20
Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt,
who has retired from Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Series competition, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the
60th running of “The Great American Race” on Feb. 18,
2018.
Earnhardt, who will deliver the famous “Drivers, start
your engines” command, won a total of 17 races at the
“World Center of Racing” during his career from 19982017. The only drivers to equal or surpass in DIS victories
are his father Dale Earnhardt (34), Tony Stewart (19) and
Bobby Allison (17).
In addition to his DAYTONA 500 victories in 2004
and 2014, in other Monster Energy Series competition at
DIS Earnhardt won both the Coke Zero 400 Powered By
Coca-Cola and the Advance Auto Parts Clash twice and
captured Can-Am Duel victories five times. He also won
the PowerShares QQQ 300 and the Coca-Cola Firecracker
250 — both NASCAR XFINITY Series events — three
times apiece.
Earnhardt capped his career at Daytona in style this
season, qualifying second for the DAYTONA 500 and win-

ning the pole for the Coke Zero 400.
Earnhardt joins a star-studded alumni list of DAYTONA
500 Grand Marshals. That list includes luminaries from the
entertainment field such as actors Matthew McConaughey
and Owen Wilson; politicians such as President George
W. Bush; and, of course, past DAYTONA 500 champions
Junior Johnson and Richard Petty.
“Talk about a perfect fit — on the historic 60th running
of the DAYTONA 500, we will have a man responsible for
so much of our history serving as the Grand Marshal,” said
Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile. “He
has meant so much to our facility, to NASCAR and all race
fans through the years. It’s an honor to have him back in
this capacity for the 2018 DAYTONA 500.”
“I was humbled when asked to be the Grand Marshal of
next season’s DAYTONA 500,” Earnhardt Jr. said. “The
race has so much history and being a two-time winner of
the event is something I am extremely proud of. The list of
names who have Grand Marshaled the race is one I’m honored to add my name to. Speedweeks is an exciting time for
our sport, and this assures me an opportunity to witness the
thrills of it all.”
— NASCAR reports

Dale
Earnhardt
Jr., shown
here winning
the NASCAR
most popular driver
award at
the Monster
Energy
NASCAR
Cup Series
awards last
week in Las
Vegas, next
will join a
star-studded
alumni list of
DAYTONA
500 Grand
Marshals.

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