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NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Statistical Advance: Caraway

NWSMT • April 17, 2013


Analyzing The Spring Fling 150 At Caraway Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 16, 2013) – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to Caraway Speedway on Saturday, April 20. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the tour and selected drivers at Caraway, as well as some other statistical trends:

Caraway Race Setup
· George Brunnhoelzl III is in a familiar position, leading the championship standings. The three-time and defending champion has a 12-point lead after three events.
· Jason Myers scored his first Caraway win in the season opener in March and has logged a tour-best 6,183 laps at the North Carolina oval.
· Brunnhoelzl and Brian Loftin each have eight tour-career Caraway wins.
· Andy Seuss has six Caraway victories to his credit and leads active drivers with 1,013 laps led.

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour At Caraway Speedway
· The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour has made 44 visits to Caraway Speedway, including this year’s season opener on March 16.
· Caraway Speedway is a .455-mile oval near Asheboro, N.C., that boasts 13 degrees of banking in the corners with nine degrees of banking on the straightaways.
· The 44 tour events have resulted in 11 different winners. George Brunnhoelzl III and Brian Loftin are tied for the most wins at Caraway, with eight each.
· There have been seven different Coors Light Pole Award winners at Caraway. Burt Myers tops the list, setting the fast mark on 12 occasions.
· L.W. Miller has led the most laps of tour competition at Caraway, pacing the pack for 1,048 circuits.
· Brian Loftin has the most top-five finishes in the tour at Caraway, with 24.
· Jason Myers has the most tour top-10 finishes at Caraway, with 33. His brother, Burt, is second on the list with 31.
· George Brunnhoelzl III has the best average finish in tour competition at Caraway. The three-time champion has an average finish of 6.0 in 31 starts.
· Jason Myers is the only driver to start all 44 tour events at Caraway.
· Ninety different drivers have competed in the tour at Caraway.

Caraway Data
Race: #4 of 12 (4/20/13)
Track Layout: .455-mile paved oval
Race Length: 150 laps (68.25 miles)

Records
1-Lap Qualifying: George Brunnhoelzl III, Chevrolet, 15.648 seconds, 104.678 mph, April 21, 2012
150-Lap Race: Junior Miller, Chevrolet, 44 min., 31 sec., 90.977 mph, Sept. 9, 2006

Race Winners
George Brunnhoelzl III, 8
Brian Loftin, 8
L.W. Miller, 7
Andy Seuss, 6
Junior Miller, 5
Ted Christopher, 4
Tim Brown, 2
Danny Bohn, 1
Burt Myers, 1
Jason Myers, 1
John Smith, 1

Pole Winners
Burt Myers, 12
George Brunnhoelzl III, 11
Brian Loftin, 6
Tim Brown, 5
Andy Seuss, 5
Junior Miller, 1

Selected Driver Information:

J.R. Bertuccio Jr. (No. 2 Gershow Recycling Chevrolet)
· Four top 10s in 17 tour starts.
· Best career tour finish of sixth, on two occasions.
· Two top 10s in nine tour starts at Caraway.
· Best Caraway finish was sixth in 2009.
· Has led one lap at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 14.67.

Danny Bohn (No. 65 Cedar Peaks Ent./Rustoleum Chevrolet)
· One win, one pole, six top fives, nine top 10s in 14 tour starts.
· One win, three top fives in six tour starts at Caraway.
· Win was last season in his rookie year.
· Has led eight laps at Caraway.
· 2012 Sunoco Rookie of the Year in Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

Tim Brown (No. 02 Hayes Jewelers/T&C Motorsports Chevrolet)
· Seven wins, 11 poles, 48 top fives, 69 top 10s in 86 tour starts.
· Two wins, five poles, 17 top fives, 27 top 10s in 36 tour starts at Caraway.
· Both wins were in 2008.
· Has led 235 laps at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 6.91.

George Brunnhoelzl III (No. 28 EpoxZ/Oval Speed Chevrolet)
· 18 wins, 19 poles, 42 top fives, 56 top 10s in 70 tour starts.
· Eight wins, 11 poles, 19 top fives, 25 top 10s in 31 tour starts at Caraway.
· Wins were in 2009 (3), 2001 (2) and 2012 (3).
· Has led 992 laps at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 6.0.
· Three-time champion in Southern Modified Tour (2009, 2011 & 2012).

Bryan Dauzat (No. 97 O.B. Builders Inc Chevrolet)
· One top five, 6 top 10s in 33 tour starts.
· Best career tour finish of fifth.
· Three top 10s in 16 tour starts at Caraway.
· Best Caraway finish was eighth last year.
· Average finish at Caraway of 15.31.

Kyle Ebersole (No. 5 Ebersole Excavating Ford)
· Five top fives, 10 top 10s in 14 series starts.
· Best career tour finish of third, on two occasions.
· Three top fives in six starts at Caraway.
· Best Caraway finish was third, on two occasions.
· Average finish at Caraway of 9.83.

Brian Loftin (No. 23 L&R Transmission/QMF Metal & Electronic Solutions Chevrolet)
· 12 wins, 10 poles, 37 top fives, 48 top 10s in 76 series starts.
· Eight wins, six poles, 24 top fives, 28 top 10s in 41 tour starts at Caraway.
· Has led 891 laps at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 7.22.
· 2008 Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion.

Burt Myers (No. 1 CitruSafe/Adams Towing & Recovery Ford)
· Nine wins, 24 poles, 49 top fives, 78 top 10s in 95 series starts.
· One win, 12 poles, 17 top fives, 31 top 10s in 42 tour starts at Caraway.
· Win was in 2005.
· Has led 369 laps at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 8.02.
· 2010 Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion

Jason Myers (No. 4 Myers Racing Ford)
· Three wins, 34 top fives, 74 top 10s in 99 series starts.
· One win, 17 top fives, 33 top 10s in 44 tour starts at Caraway.
· Win was this year’s season opener in March.
· Has led 164 laps at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 8.25.

Mike Norman (No. 12 Auto Solutions Magazine Ford)
· Three top 10s in 30 series starts.
· Best career tour finish of sixth
· Best finish of 11th (twice) in 13 tour starts at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 16.92.

Gary Putnam (No. 77 Stock Car Steel Chevrolet)
· Five top 10s in 23 series starts.
· Best career tour finish of eighth
· Two top 10s in 11 tour starts at Caraway.
· Best finish at Caraway of sixth in this year’s season opener.
· Average finish at Caraway of 13.36.

Andy Seuss (No. 11 Ideal Racing/Danny Glad Engines Dodge)
· 12 wins, seven poles, 41 top fives, 53 top 10s in 71 series starts.
· Six wins, five poles, 15 top fives, 21 top 10s in 31 tour starts at Caraway.
· Has led 1,013 laps at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 8.48.

John Smith (No. 25 G-Oil/Shady Grady Racing Chevrolet)
· One win, 21 top fives, 51 top 10s in 78 series starts.
· One win, nine top fives, 22 top 10s in 35 tour starts at Caraway.
· Win was in 2010.
· Has led seven laps at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 9.57.

Mike Speeney (No. 80 Presto Tape/MRI Wall Graphics Chevrolet)
· Two top fives, three top 10s in 18 series starts.
· Best career tour finish of fourth.
· One top five, two top 10 in nine tour starts at Caraway.
· Best Caraway finish was fifth last season.
· Average finish at Caraway of 21.5.

Thomas Stinson (No. 7 Cowardin Jewelers Chevrolet)
· Six top fives, 21 top 10s in 43 series starts.
· Best career tour finish of second.
· Two top fives, eight top 10s in 23 tour starts at Caraway.
· Best Caraway finish was second in 2011.
· Average finish at Caraway of 11.83.