D.J. Kennington Tops August NASCAR Hunter Index Poll

The reign of NASCAR Canadian Tires Series driver D.J. Kennington will continue another month when it comes to the NASCAR Hunter Index Poll.

Kennington, who had three wins in the last month, topped the Hunter Index for the second consecutive month.

Kennington earned eight of the 16 first-place votes in the August 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 earned 221 points in the voting. Whelen All-American Series driver Lee Pulliam was second with 212 votes and seven first place votes. NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour driver George Brunnhoelzl III was third with 189 points and one first place vote.

to top runner-up Lee Pulliam (212 and seven first-place votes) and George Brunnhoelzl III (189 and 1 first-place vote)

K&N Pro Series East points leader Brett Moffitt was fourth. Ryan Preece of Berlin, who competes in an SK Modified at Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson International Speedway and also runs on the Whelen Modified Tour, was fifth.

NASCAR Toyota Series driver Daniel Suarez was sixth. Whelen Modified Tour points leader Doug Coby of Milford was eighth. K&N Pro Series East driver Corey Lajoie was eighth, followed by Cale Conley (K&N Pro Series East) and Michael Self (K&N Pro Series west.

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