Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Fast Facts: 2016 NASCAR Home Tracks champions

Some of them are veterans, some of them are stars of tomorrow – all of them can claim to be NASCAR champions. NASCAR handed out its six touring series titles this past weekend at the Charlotte Convention Center at the NASCAR Hall of Fame – learn more about these champions in this week’s Fast Facts.

Doug Coby - credit: NASCAR via Getty Images/Sarah Crabill
  • NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour – Doug Coby earned his fourth championship in NASCAR’s oldest division (2012, 2014-2016), winning three times and picking up nine top 10 finishes in 12 starts.
  • NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour – Burt Myers picked up his second title in the series (2010, 2016), the final one before the Southern Tour unites with the Whelen Tour for 2017. Myers earned three checkered flags and finished in the top 10 in all nine races in 2016.

Justin Haley - credit: NASCAR via Getty Images/Sean Gardner
  • K&N Pro Series East – 17-year-old Justin Haley, the fourth consecutive driver to win the series’ title for HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, won twice and finished in the top 10 in all 14 races in 2016.
  • K&N Pro Series West – 16-year-old Todd Gilliland became one of the youngest champions in NASCAR history (touring or national series). Gilliland, son of NASCAR veteran David and grandson of former West Series champ Butch, won six of 14 races in 2016, finishing in the top 10 in 13 of them.
  • NASCAR Pinty’s Series – 16-year-old Cayden Lapcevich joined Gilliland as one of the youngest-ever NASCAR champs. The Grimsby, Ontario native earned three wins and finished in the top 10 in all 11 races in 2016.
  • NASCAR Euro Series – Hasselt, Belgium’s Anthony Kumpen won his second Euro title in three seasons, winning five times and finishing in the top 10 in 10 of the series’ 12 races in 2016. In the States, Kumpen has made starts in the K&N Pro Series East and the Xfinity Series.
Follow the NASCAR Home Tracks program at hometracks.nascar.com.

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