D.J. Kennington Tops July NASCAR Hunter Index Voting

Consecutive series victories in the last month landed Canadian Tire Series driver D.J. Kennington at the top of the heap in voting for the July NASCAR Hunter Index Award.

Kennington won on June 16 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and June 23 at Delaware Speedway.

Kennington earned eight of the 16 first place votes in the monthly poll.

The NASCAR Hunter Index, which debuted in 2010, is a monthly poll that highlights standout performance for the previous month across NASCAR’s developmental divisions, which includes touring divisions and the weekly short track Whelen All-American Series.

Drivers are voted on by a panel that includes 14 media members from across North America and two representatives from NASCAR. Voters rank a top-15 each month with drivers being ranked with 15 points for first place, 14 points for second place through the list.

Kennington had 222 points to edge K&N Pro Series East driver Corey LaJoie for first place. LaJoie had five first place votes and 202 points.

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series driver Lee Pulliam was third in the voting with two first place votes and 186 points.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Doug Coby, who picked up his third victory in five events this season on June 23 at the Waterford Speedbowl, was fourth in the voting with one first place vote.

New Hampshire based Whelen All-American Series driver Wayne Helliwell Jr. was fifth in the voting.

Ted Christopher of Plainville, who competes full-time in an SK Modified at Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson International Speedway and part-time in a Modified at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway, was seventh in the voting. Keith Rocco of Wallingford, who runs full-time in an SK Modified at Stafford, Waterford and Thompson, was ninth in the voting.

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