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Jimmie Johnson Becomes Four-Time DOTY Winner
Wednesday, Dec 15, 2010 – 12:21 | 9 Comments
Jimmie Johnson Becomes Four-Time DOTY Winner

Fresh off winning his fifth straight Sprint Cup championship, Jimmie Johnson was voted the winner of this year’s Driver of the Year Award, it was announced Wednesday.
The 2010 DOTY is the fourth the Hendrick Motorsports driver has been awarded in his career. He was also the winner of the prestigious award – which is voted [...]

John Force Named Fourth Quarter DOTY Winner
Thursday, Dec 9, 2010 – 13:23 | Comments Off
John Force Named Fourth Quarter DOTY Winner

Three years ago, it appeared doubtful drag racing icon John Force would ever race again following a horrific wreck during an NHRA Funny Car run in Texas nearly killed him.
Force not only recovered from serious foot and leg injuries to return in 2008, he went on at age 61 to win the 2010 Funny Car [...]

Power Wins 3rd Quarter DOTY
Wednesday, Oct 6, 2010 – 9:06 | Comments Off
Power Wins 3rd Quarter DOTY

By Lewis Franck
Driver of the Year Panel
Open-wheel star Will Power’s breakout season now includes his selection as third quarter Driver of the Year by a narrow margin over NASCAR’s Kyle Busch.
Power, locked in a season-long battle for the IZOD IndyCar Series championship with Dario Franchitti, edged Busch by two points (109-107) in voting conducted by [...]

Cup’s Hamlin Is Second Quarter DOTY Winner
Saturday, Jul 24, 2010 – 16:24 | 2 Comments
Cup’s Hamlin Is Second Quarter DOTY Winner

By Lewis Franck
Driver of The Year Panelist
It was virtually no contest as Denny Hamlin was voted second quarter winner of the Driver Of The Year Award.
Hamlin bounced back from knee surgery about one month before the second quarter began, and won three NASCAR Sprint Cup races and one NASCAR Nationwide series race in the period [...]

Johnson Wins First Quarter DOTY
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 – 10:47 | 2 Comments
Johnson Wins First Quarter DOTY

On the track and in the media’s opinion, Jimmie Johnson was simply the best as he was voted the winner of the DRIVER OF THE YEAR for the first quarter of the 2010 racing season.
Johnson, the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion and three-time DRIVER OF THE YEAR, led his series’ points standing and garnered the [...]

Johnson Wins Fourth-Quarter DOTY
Friday, Dec 4, 2009 – 13:29 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins Fourth-Quarter DOTY

By Lewis Franck
It was virtually no contest; Jimmie Johnson was voted fourth-quarter winner of the Driver Of The Year award by an elite panel of broadcasters and journalists.
Johnson, the winner of the award in 2006 and 2007, wrapped up his fourth-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship two weeks ago at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
He then took 12 out [...]

DOTY Quarterly Vote Taken
Sunday, Nov 29, 2009 – 15:30 | One Comment
DOTY Quarterly Vote Taken

By Lewis Franck
Driver of the Year Foundation
With the auto-racing season coming to an end, the Driver of the Year voting panel of leading broadcasters and journalists went to work evaluating the final quarter of 2009
The balloting is over and the Driver of the Year Foundation will announce the winner for the fourth quarter early next [...]

Hornaday Is Third-Quarter DOTY Winner
Friday, Nov 6, 2009 – 19:28 | Comments Off
Hornaday Is Third-Quarter DOTY Winner

By Lewis Franck
Driver of the Year Award
A fierce competitor in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck series, Ron Hornaday, Jr. looked a little stunned when he saw the trophy that went along with his election as Driver of the Year 3rd Qtr. 2009.
Many times the trucks race as a support series to NASCAR’s senior circuit, the Sprint [...]

Trucker Hornaday Wins Third-Quarter Award
Friday, Sep 25, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Trucker Hornaday Wins Third-Quarter Award

By Lewis Franck
Driver of The Year Award
Ron Hornaday Jr., proved that age is no barrier as the 51-year-old was voted for the third-quarter winner of the Driver Of The Year award.
Hornaday, who drives in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, was named on more ballots than any other driver who was considered for the honor.
He [...]

Castroneves Wins Second Quarter DOTY Vote
Monday, Jul 13, 2009 – 20:49 | 2 Comments
Castroneves Wins Second Quarter DOTY Vote

By Lewis Franck
Driver of the Year
Indianapolis 500-winner Helio Castroneves won a hotly-contested vote for the 2009 second-quarter DRIVER OF THE YEAR Award.
The native Brazilian, who won his third Indy 500 – from the pole – in May, narrowly edged NASCAR’s Tony Stewart, who is the co-owner and a driver for Stewart Haas Racing. The [...]