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NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Statistical Advance: SNMP

NWSMT • September 18, 2013

Analyzing The G-Oil 150 At SNMP

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2013) - The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C., on Saturday, Sept. 21. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers at SNMP, as well as some other statistical trends:

Southern National Race Setup
• Three-time tour champion George Brunnhoelzl III holds a 20-point edge in the championship standings as the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour heads into its final three races of 2013.
• The four drivers in second through fifth of the standings are separated by just 25 points. Kyle Ebersole is second at 361, followed by Burt Myers at 340, Tim Brown at 338 and Andy Seuss at 336.

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour At Southern National
• The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is making its second visit this season and fifth stop overall to the .4-mile oval in Kenly, N.C.
• The track features 17 degrees of banking in the corners and seven-degree banking on the straightaways.
• Burt Myers is the only multiple winner at SNMP - having won the last two tour events, in September of 2008 and March of this year.
• L.W. Miller is the only driver with multiple poles at Southern National, setting the fast mark in 2006 and 2008.
• Tim Brown and Burt Myers are tied for the most top fives at SNMP, with four each.
• Only four drivers have competed in all four tour events at Southern National - Tim Brown, George Brunnhoelzl III, Burt Myers and Jason Myers.
• The inaugural tour event at Southern National was 100 laps, while subsequent races have been 150 laps.

Southern National Data
Race: #10 of 12 (9/21/13)
Track Layout: .4-mile high-banked paved oval
Race Length: 150 laps (60 miles)

Records
1-Lap Qualifying: L.W. Miller, Pontiac, 14.167 seconds, 101.646 mph, Sept. 13, 2008
150-Lap Race: Burt Myers, Chevrolet, 43 min., 6 sec., 83.527 mph, Sept. 13, 2008

Series Race Winners
Burt Myers ... 2
Tim Brown ... 1
Junior Miller ... 1

Series Pole Winners
L.W. Miller ... 2
Frank Fleming ... 1
Ryan Preece ... 1

Selected Driver Information:

J.R. Bertuccio Jr. (No. 2 Gershow Recycling Chevrolet)
• One top five, six top 10s in 23 tour starts.

• Best career tour finish of fifth, at Caraway in most recent race.

• Average finish this season of 12.2.

• Tenth in championship standings.

• Finished 15th in only Southern National start, earlier this year.



Danny Bohn (No. 65 Cedar Peaks Ent./Rustoleum Chevrolet)
• 2012 Sunoco Rookie of the Year in Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

• One win, one pole, nine top fives, 14 top 10s in 19 tour starts.

• Best finish this season of fourth, on two occasions.

• Average finish this season of 8.6.

• Twelfth in championship standings.

• Finished eighth in only Southern National start, earlier this year.



Tim Brown (No. 02 Hayes Jewelers/T&C Motorsports Chevrolet)
• Seven wins, 12 poles, 52 top fives, 74 top 10s in 92 tour starts.

• Best finish this season of second.

• Average finish this season of 5.1.

• Fourth in championship standings.

• One win, four top fives in four starts at SNMP.

• Win was in 2007.

• Has led 201 laps at SNMP.

• Average finish at Southern National of 2.0.



George Brunnhoelzl III (No. 28 EpoxZ/Oval Speed Chevrolet)
• Three-time champion in Southern Modified Tour (2009, 2011 & 2012).

• Twenty wins, 20 poles, 47 top fives, 61 top 10s in 76 tour starts.

• Three wins this season.

• Average finish this season of 3.4.

• Leads championship standings.

• Two top fives, three top 10s in four starts at SNMP.

• Best SNMP finish of fourth, earlier this season.

• Average finish at Southern National of 7.0


Bryan Dauzat (No. 97 O.B. Builders Inc Chevrolet)
• One top five, seven top 10s in 39 tour starts.

• Best career tour finish of fifth.

• Best finish this season of seventh, among Southern drivers at Bristol.

• Average finish this season of 12.4.

• Eleventh in championship standings.

• Finished 14th in only Southern National start, earlier this year.


Kyle Ebersole (No. 5 Ebersole Excavating Ford)
• One win, nine top fives, 15 top 10s in 20 series starts.

• Won at Langley last month.

• Average finish this season of 4.3.

• Second in championship standings.

• Finished seventh in only Southern National start, earlier this year.



Luke Fleming (No. 40 Koma Unwind/AutosbyNelson.com Ford)
• One win, four top 10s in 11 series starts.

• Win was in series debut at Bowman Gray in 2009.

• Best finish this season of sixth.

• Average finish this season of 12.8.

• Ninth in championship standings.

• Finished 13th in only Southern National start, earlier this year.



Brian Loftin (No. 23 L&R Transmission/QMF Metal & Electronic Solutions Chevrolet)
• 2008 Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion.

• 12 wins, 10 poles, 39 top fives, 50 top 10s in 79 series starts.

• Best finish this season of second.

• Average finish this season of 10.8.

• Sixteenth in championship standings, with six starts.

• Best finish of 15th in two starts at SNMP.

• Average finish at Southern National of 19.0.



Burt Myers (No. 1 CitruSafe/Adams Towing & Recovery Ford)

• 2010 Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion

• Ten wins, 24 poles, 51 top fives, 83 top 10s in 101 series starts.

• One win this season.

• Average finish this season of 7.0.

• Fourth in championship standings.

• Two wins, four top fives in four starts at SNMP.

• Wins were in 2008 and earlier this year.

• Has led 122 laps at SNMP.

• Average finish at Southern National of 2.5.



Jason Myers (No. 4 Myers Racing Ford)
• Three wins, 34 top fives, 77 top 10s in 105 series starts.

• Won season opener.

• Average finish this season of 9.3

• Seventh in championship standings.

• Two top 10s in four starts at SNMP.

• Best finish was sixth in 2008.

• Average finish at Southern National of 10.0.


Mike Norman (No. 12 Perfection Exhaust/Lewisville Motors Chevrolet)
• Four top 10s in 36 series starts.

• Best career tour finish of sixth.

• Best finish this season of 10th.

• Average finish this season of 14.9.

• Fifteenth in championship standings, with eight starts.

• Finished 19th in only Southern National start, earlier this year.


Gary Putnam (No. 77 Stock Car Steel Chevrolet)
• One top five, 11 top 10s in 29 series starts.

• Best career tour finish of fifth, at Caraway in July.

• Average finish this season of 9.1.

• Eighth in championship standings.

• Finished 18th in only Southern National start, earlier this year.


Andy Seuss (No. 11 Ideal Racing/Danny Glad Engines Dodge)
• 13 wins, nine poles, 43 top fives, 58 top 10s in 77 series starts.

• Win was at Caraway, in most recent race.

• Average finish this season of 7.4.

• Fifth in championship standings.

• Two top fives in two starts at SNMP.

• Best Southern National finish of fourth in 2008.

• Average finish at SNMP of 4.5.


John Smith (No. 25 G-Oil/Shady Grady Racing Chevrolet)
• One win, 24 top fives, 55 top 10s in 84 series starts.

• Best finish this season of third.

• Average finish this season of 8.3.

• Sixth in championship standings.

• One top 10 in two starts at SNMP.

• Best Southern National finish of ninth in 2008.

• Average finish at SNMP of 12.5.


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.

• Best finish this season of 16th.

• 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, 22 top 10s in 44 series starts.

• Best career tour finish of second.

• Finished 20th in only Southern National start, earlier this year.


Brandon Ward (No. 44 Crane & Rigging Chevrolet)
• One win, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s in 23 series starts.

• Win was at South Boston in 2012.