2009 Season




The 2009 season saw the league in a comfortable groove after a radical change to the Cup series in 2008 with the new multi-team format. The league decided not to make any changes to the format since it was a success the previous season. Most of the changes were purely cosmetical. All of the league's pages went under a big facelift during the off-season, making them bigger and brighter with most of them getting an updated look.

Another project that the league undertook during the off-season was to change the Cup series car numbers from a 3 digit to 2 digit format. The previous years numbers had the first digit indicating which season a member joined the league. A problem would come up when the league hit 10 years. The league decided to take care of the issue now and allowed everyone to pick 2 digit numbers, the same ones that NASCAR uses. Selection went by seniority.

Four rookies would start their first season in the Cup series. Chris Agerton ran a few races in 2008 and joining him were Lincoln Griffin, Robby Stone and Melanie Hicks who would join up with her husband Joe and form Memphis Motorsports.

There was another new team at the start of the season, Northeast Ohio Motorsports. Jordan Hunt and Bob Douce left North Coast Racing, Inc. and joined up with Gary Wheat who came from 2Fast4U.

At Daytona, the Cup series began its sixth year of operation, the Nationwide series began its fifth year and the Truck series began its third year. For the Cup series, the Budweiser Shootout kicked things off and for the first time a member had to earn their way into the race by picking five polesitters the previous year. The winner of the Shootout would get a free entry into the first segment of the money pit. There were 33 elligible members in the first race. The council decided to race the stakes a little higher and make it 7 poles the following year. Jordan Hunt won the Shootout while Matt Sealey would win the big race the following week, winning his first Daytona 500.

Nine different winners would go to victory lane until our first repeat Winner, Carol Siddens who won the 2nd race of the year at California and then again at Richmond. In May the sixth All-Star race took place and René Nadeau took the victory. Robert Butterfield won the Lucky Open and finished 2nd in the All-Star race.

Mid-way through the season a new Cup series team formed. After parting ways with Intimidator Racing, Inc., R.J. Palmer teamed up with Jeffery Willet and Chip Pizzutti to form Outcast Racing. at the time the council voted on a points adjustment to the team standings to ensure that new teams start behind all the other teams.

On September 6th, the Cup series hit a major milestone by running its 200th race. Four current members were still with the league from its very first race back in 2004, so they were able to celebrate their 200th race as well. Those 4 members were Lou Demian, Gwen Demian, John Sherman and Carol Siddens. Here is the special celebration picture for their 200th starts.



In the points standings, Sue Perna led for a number of weeks leading up to the Chase until she lost it at Richmond after the points adjustment. Stephen DiCaprio led for one week but lost it to Larry Scroggins the next week at New Hampshire. After that it was Nathan Helton who was on top for most of the weeks but got beat at the end by his teammate Dean Higley. Dean won the Nationwide series championship the last two years and this year won his third straight championship, this time in the Cup series. Dean held off Bob Douce who finished in 2nd place followed by Nathan Helton in third. Nathan lost out on the Championship but at least he was able to win the Chaser Eraser and gain a spot on the 2010 LROC team.

For the second straight year, Racing Traditions, Inc. won the team championship in impressive fashion over Northeast Ohio Motorsports. They even broke their old points record of last season. Melanie Hicks won rookie of the year in the cup series while Jordan Hunt went on to win the Power Gauge championship.

In the Nationwide series, Lou Demian won his 2nd championship in that series while Matt Sealey won his first championship in the Truck series. For the fourth straight year, Lucky Dog Racing also finished 2nd in the LROC series. FASCAR took the victory in LROC for the first time while Steve Willard finished as the LROC Champion.

For the first time in the cup series, every member who started the season finished it as well. There was zero turn-around during the year. However at the conclusion of the season we found out there will be four new rookies in 2010 replacing Dan Schmittou, Eli Schmittou, Chip Pizzutti and Chris Agerton. The new rookies named were John Magee, Jeffrey Ouderkirk, Leon Baker and Ron Parlacoski. They will need some luck to deal with the competition in the seventh season of the league.





2009 Season Drivers

Drivers are listed alphabetically
Click on each driver to see their 2009 league stats


Driver
Team
#
Sponsor
First Race
Last Race
Starts
Finish
Charquillia Addison Syracuse Alpine Racing #99 WWE 5/20/04 Current 36 25th
Chris Agerton Randy Cook Racing #30 Nabisco 9/14/08 11/22/09 36 42nd
Earl Arnold, Jr. Arnold Motorsports #10 Allstate 2/17/08 Current 36 43rd
Bob Baldridge, Jr. 2Fast4U #25 Budweiser 2/20/05 Current 36 37th
Ed Blackman SOCAL Sprint Car Association #6 Viagra 2/20/05 Current 36 15th
Robert Butterfield Earnhardt Junkie #13 Goodwrench 2/18/07 Current 36 32nd
Randy Cook Randy Cook Racing #29 Gillette 2/18/07 Current 36 31st
Gwen Demian Intimidator Racing, Inc. #04 Sea World 4/4/04 Current 36 14th
Lou Demian Intimidator Racing, Inc. #1 Pepsi Max 4/4/04 Current 36 5th
Stephen DiCaprio Racing Traditions, Inc. #83 Wendy's 10/30/05 Current 36 9th
Bob Douce Northeast Ohio Motorsports #08 Play It Again Sports 7/23/06 Current 36 2nd
Marty Fleissner Mafia Motorsports #48 Coors Light 7/24/05 Current 36 35th
Lincoln Griffin Left Turn #28 Yuengling Lager 2/15/09 Current 36 23rd
Nathan Helton Racing Traditions, Inc. #82 Comcast 9/18/05 Current 36 3rd
Joe Hicks Memphis Motorsports #89 Dupont 2/18/07 Current 36 20th
Melanie Hicks Memphis Motorsports #7 St. Louis Cardinals 2/15/09 Current 36 24th
Dean Higley Racing Traditions, Inc. #84 Coca-Cola 2/18/07 Current 36 1st
Terry Howell Ampracing88 #59 Amp Energy 2/17/08 Current 36 21st
Jordan Hunt Northeast Ohio Motorsports #07 Diet Coke 11/5/06 Current 36 8th
Harry Jeffery SOCAL Sprint Car Association #21 U.S. Airforce 2/20/05 Current 36 7th
Mark Mason North Coast Racing, Inc. #23 Skyline Chili 2/20/05 Current 36 30th
Kendall Moore Kendall Moore #5 The Munday Moguls 5/30/04 Current 36 29th
Shawnda Moore Texas Motorsports #88 Wrangler 5/30/04 Current 36 17th
René Nadeau Québecois Fan #96 Iron Maiden 6/12/05 Current 36 22nd
Frank Page Daniel Jack's Racing Team #16 Jack Daniel's 2/20/05 Current 36 26th
R.J. Palmer Outcast Racing #11 EA Sports 2/18/07 Current 36 38th
Sue Perna 2Fast4U #20 Husky Tools 7/25/04 Current 36 11th
Ray Perrotta Randy Cook Racing #31 AT&T 2/20/05 Current 36 36th
Chip Pizzutti Outcast Racing #54 Yahoo 8/3/08 11/22/09 36 28th
Daniel Schmittou Mafia Motorsports #24 Hooters 5/1/05 11/22/09 36 27th
Eli Schmittou Mafia Motorsports #14 Little Debbie 9/10/05 11/22/09 36 12th
Larry Scroggins Intimidator Racing, Inc. #43 Pabst Blue Ribbon 2/20/05 Current 36 10th
Matt Sealey Matt Sealey #81 Sundrop 5/22/04 Current 36 13th
John Sherman Mafia Motorsports #17 Samuel Adams 4/4/04 Current 36 16th
Carol Siddens 2Fast4U #9 Big R Stores 4/4/04 Current 36 21st
Ryan Smith North Coast Racing, Inc. #51 Red Bull 2/20/05 Current 36 41st
Robby Stone Screaming Penguins #15 Bass Pro Shops 2/15/09 Current 36 34th
Kevin Sullivan North Coast Racing, Inc. #33 Philly Blunt 2/18/07 Current 36 4th
Brian Travis CrazyAboutRusty2 #2 Miller Lite 2/20/05 Current 36 39th
Gary Wheat Northeast Ohio Motorsports #09 Aflac 2/18/07 Current 36 6th
Troy Wiggins Intimidator Racing, Inc. #00 Asics 2/20/05 Current 36 18th
Jeffery Willett Outcast Racing #19 The Paint Guys 10/1/06 Current 36 19th
John Wilson Texas Motorsports #79 Lone Star Light Beer 2/20/05 Current 36 33rd


These are the drivers that left us after the 2008 season.

Driver
Team Name
#
Sponsor
Starts
Steven Cotter Armchair Racing, Inc. #109 Canadian Tire 175
Louie Gallardo Gallardo Racing, Inc. #338 Nesquik 75
BJ Spears Boogity Boogity Boogity #278 Jugliners Of Texas 144



2009 Information

Cup Series Driver Standings

Cup Series Team Standings

Power Gauge (Final Standings)

League Statisitics & Records

Rookie of the Year Race

Money Pit Standings: Segment One

Money Pit Standings: Segment Two

Money Pit Standings: Segment Three

Money Pit Standings: Segment Four

Polls for 2009




2009 Race Results
Click on the race to see the results
Date
Track
Race
NASCAR Winner
League Winner
2/7 Budweiser Shootout Daytona Intl. Speedway Kevin Harvick
2009 Winner
Jordan Hunt
Pre-Season
2009 Winner
2/15 Daytona 500 Daytona Intl. Speedway Matt Kenseth
2009 Winner
Matt Sealey
2009 Winner
2/22 Auto Club 500 Auto Club Speedway Matt Kenseth
2009 Winner
Carol Siddens
2009 Winner
3/1 Shelby 427 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Kyle Busch
2009 Winner
Kendall Moore
2009 Winner
3/8 Kobalt Tools 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway Kurt Busch
2009 Winner
René Nadeau
2009 Winner
3/22 Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway Kyle Busch
2009 Winner
Bob Baldridge, Jr.
2009 Winner
3/29 Goody's Fast Relief 500 Martinsville Speedway Jimmie Johnson
2009 Winner
Lou Demian
2009 Winner
4/5 Samsung 500 Texas Motor Speedway Jeff Gordon
2009 Winner
Daniel Schmittou
2009 Winner
4/18 Subway Fresh Fit 500 Phoenix Intl. Raceway Mark Martin
2009 Winner
Stephen DiCaprio
2009 Winner
4/26 Aaron's 499 Talladega Superspeedway Brad Keselowski
2009 Winner
Brian Travis
2009 Winner
5/3 Crown Royal Presents the Russ Friedman 400 Richmond Intl. Raceway Kyle Busch
2009 Winner
Carol Siddens
2009 Winner
5/9 Southern 500 Darlington Raceway Mark Martin
2009 Winner
Shawnda Moore
2009 Winner
5/16 Sprint All-Star Race Lowe's Motor Speedway Tony Stewart
2009 Winner
René Nadeau
2009 Winner
5/26 Coca-Cola 600 Lowe's Motor Speedway David Reutimann
2009 Winner
Lincoln Griffin
2009 Winner
5/31 Autism Speaks 400 Dover Intl. Speedway Jimmie Johnson
2009 Winner
Mark Mason
2009 Winner
6/7 Pocono 500 Pocono Raceway Tony Stewart
2009 Winner
Frank Page
2009 Winner
6/14 LifeLock 400 Michigan Intl. Speedway Mark Martin
2009 Winner
Matt Sealey
2009 Winner
6/21 Toyota/SaveMart 350 Infineon Raceway Kasey Kahne
2009 Winner
Jeffery Willett
2009 Winner
6/28 LENOX Industrial Tools 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Joey Logano
2009 Winner
Randy Cook
2009 Winner
7/4 Coke Zero 400 Daytona Intl. Speedway Tony Stewart
2009 Winner
John Sherman
2009 Winner
7/11 LifeLock.com 400 Chicagoland Speedway Mark Martin
2009 Winner
Larry Scroggins
2009 Winner
7/26 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway Jimmie Johnson
2009 Winner
Kendall Moore
2009 Winner
8/2 Pennsylvania 500 Pocono Raceway Denny Hamlin
2009 Winner
Ed Blackman
2009 Winner
8/9 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen Watkins Glen International Tony Stewart
2009 Winner
Daniel Schmittou
2009 Winner
8/16 Carfax 400 Michigan Intl. Speedway Brian Vickers
2009 Winner
Harry Jeffery
2009 Winner
8/22 Sharpie 500 Bristol Motor Speedway Kyle Busch
2009 Winner
Gwen Demian
2009 Winner
9/6 Pep Boys Auto 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway Kasey Kahne
2009 Winner
Terry Howell
2009 Winner
9/12 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Richmond Intl. Raceway Denny Hamlin
2009 Winner
Melanie Hicks
2009 Winner
9/20 Sylvania 300 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Mark Martin
2009 Winner
Larry Scroggins
2009 Winner
9/27 AAA 400 Dover Intl. Speedway Jimmie Johnson
2009 Winner
Gary Wheat
2009 Winner
10/4 Price Chopper 400 Kansas Speedway Tony Stewart
2009 Winner
Sue Perna
2009 Winner
10/11 Pepsi 500 Auto Club Speedway Jimmie Johnson
2009 Winner
Shawnda Moore
2009 Winner
10/17 NASCAR Banking 500 Lowe's Motor Speedway Jimmie Johnson
2008 Winner
Brian Travis
2009 Winner
10/25 TUMS Fast Relief 500 Martinsville Speedway Denny Hamlin
2009 Winner
Ed Blackman
2009 Winner
11/1 Amp Energy 500 Talladega Superspeedway Jamie McMurray
2009 Winner
Matt Sealey
2009 Winner
11/8 Dickies 500 Texas Motor Speedway Kurt Busch
2009 Winner
Ed Blackman
2009 Winner
11/15 Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Phoenix Intl. Raceway Jimmie Johnson
2009 Winner
Harry Jeffery
2009 Winner
11/22 Ford 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway Denny Hamlin
2009 Winner
Marty Fleissner
2009 Winner

17 Feb 2004
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