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NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Statistical Advance: Caraway

NWSMT • July 03, 2013

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 2, 2013) – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to Caraway Speedway on Friday, July 5. 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
· Following an 11-week break in competition, the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to action at Caraway Speedway on Friday, July 5.
· George Brunnhoelzl III hopes to pick up where he left off with back-to-back wins in April. The most recent was his 19th career tour win, which was his ninth victory at Caraway.


NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour At Caraway Speedway
· The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour has made 45 visits to Caraway Speedway, including two previous events earlier this season.
· 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 45 tour events have resulted in 11 different winners. With his nine wins, George Brunnhoelzl III has the most tour victories at Caraway.
· There have been seven different Coors Light Pole Award winners at Caraway. Brunnhoelzl and Burt Myers are tied for the most, with 12 each.
· 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 25.
· Jason Myers has the most tour top-10 finishes at Caraway, with 34. His brother, Burt, is second on the list with 32.
· George Brunnhoelzl III has the best average finish in tour competition at Caraway. The three-time champion has an average finish of 5.84 in 32 starts.
· Jason Myers is the only driver to start all 45 tour events at Caraway.
· Ninety different drivers have competed in the tour at Caraway.


Caraway Data
Race: #5 of 12 (7/5/13)
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, 9
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
George Brunnhoelzl III, 12
Burt Myers, 12
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 18 tour starts.
· Best career tour finish of sixth, on two occasions.
· Two top 10s in 10 tour starts at Caraway.
· Best Caraway finish was sixth in 2009.
· Has led one lap at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 14.3.



Danny Bohn (No. 65 Cedar Peaks Ent./Rustoleum Chevrolet)
· One win, one pole, seven top fives, 10 top 10s in 15 tour starts.
· One win, four top fives in seven 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, 49 top fives, 70 top 10s in 87 tour starts.
· Two wins, five poles, 18 top fives, 28 top 10s in 37 tour starts at Caraway.
· Both wins were in 2008.
· Has led 389 laps at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 6.78.



George Brunnhoelzl III (No. 28 EpoxZ/Oval Speed Chevrolet)
· 19 wins, 20 poles, 43 top fives, 57 top 10s in 71 tour starts.
· Nine wins, 12 poles, 20 top fives, 26 top 10s in 32 tour starts at Caraway.
· Wins were in 2009 (3), 2001 (2), 2012 (3) and in April of this year.
· Has led 993 laps at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 5.84.
· 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 34 tour starts.
· Best career tour finish of fifth.
· Three top 10s in 17 tour starts at Caraway.
· Best Caraway finish was eighth last year.
· Average finish at Caraway of 15.18.


Kyle Ebersole (No. 5 Ebersole Excavating Ford)
· Six top fives, 11 top 10s in 15 series starts.
· Best career tour finish of third, on three occasions.
· Four top fives in seven starts at Caraway.
· Best Caraway finish was third, on three occasions.
· Average finish at Caraway of 8.85.



Brian Loftin (No. 23 L&R Transmission/QMF Metal & Electronic Solutions Chevrolet)
· 12 wins, 10 poles, 38 top fives, 49 top 10s in 77 series starts.
· Eight wins, six poles, 25 top fives, 29 top 10s in 42 tour starts at Caraway.
· Has led 891 laps at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 7.16.
· 2008 Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion.



Burt Myers (No. 1 CitruSafe/Adams Towing & Recovery Ford)
· Nine wins, 24 poles, 49 top fives, 79 top 10s in 96 series starts.
· One win, 12 poles, 17 top fives, 32 top 10s in 43 tour starts at Caraway.
· Win was in 2005.
· Has led 369 laps at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 8.0.
· 2010 Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion



Jason Myers (No. 4 Myers Racing Ford)
· Three wins, 34 top fives, 75 top 10s in 100 series starts.
· One win, 17 top fives, 34 top 10s in 45 tour starts at Caraway.
· Win was this year’s season opener in March.
· Has led 164 laps at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 8.26.


Mike Norman (No. 12 Perfection Exhaust/Lewisville Motors Chevrolet)
· Three top 10s in 31 series starts.
· Best career tour finish of sixth
· Best finish of 11th (twice) in 14 tour starts at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 16.93.


Gary Putnam (No. 77 Stock Car Steel Chevrolet)
· Six top 10s in 24 series starts.
· Best career tour finish of eighth
· Three top 10s in 12 tour starts at Caraway.
· Best finish at Caraway of sixth in this year’s season opener.
· Average finish at Caraway of 13.08.


Andy Seuss (No. 11 Ideal Racing/Danny Glad Engines Dodge)
· 12 wins, seven poles, 41 top fives, 54 top 10s in 72 series starts.
· Six wins, five poles, 15 top fives, 22 top 10s in 32 tour starts at Caraway.
· Has led 1,013 laps at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 8.46.


John Smith (No. 25 G-Oil/Shady Grady Racing Chevrolet)
· One win, 21 top fives, 51 top 10s in 79 series starts.
· One win, nine top fives, 22 top 10s in 36 tour starts at Caraway.
· Win was in 2010.
· Has led seven laps at Caraway.
· Average finish at Caraway of 9.63.


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.


Brandon Ward (No. 44 Crane & Rigging Chevrolet)
· One win, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s in 21 series starts.
· Win was at South Boston in 2012.
· Five top fives, seven top 10s in 12 tour starts at Caraway.
· Best Caraway finish was second in 2012.
· Average finish at Caraway of 10.0.