2011 Season




2011 was the eighth season for Lucky Dog Racing. There were a few changes the league saw but most notably was the points change. There has been a few minor changes to the points system in previous seasons but the league had always used its own system. That changed in 2011 when NASCAR had adopted a new simplified points system and Lucky Dog Racing decided to follow suit. that means that the for the first time, NASCAR and Lucky Dog Racing would be using the same points. The penalty points for drivers not making a race would also be modified as well.

Five rookies would be starting the Cup series at Daytona. Joe Levis, Greg Eichele, Ludwig Hormann, Jr., Jessy Turgeon and Teeder Jenkins would all be graduating from the Nationwide series to come up to the big league. While we had a number of new players join us, one of our original members would not return after the offseason. Carol Siddens had raced in the league's inaugural race at Texas in 2004. After her departure, that left only three original members.

We had a new four car team from during the off-season as well. Ed Blackman and Harry Jeffery merged their 2 car team of SOCAL Sprint Car Association with Kevin Sullivan who left Northeast Ohio Motorsports and two time Cup champion Greg Miller. Coast To Coast Racing would become the new team, owned by Kevin. With a new team forming, there was also a multi-car team leaving as well. Memphis Motorsports closed up shop after just one season.

The Budweiser Shootout arrived as usual as the league's first exhibition race of the season. This year there would be a different qualifying procedure. The last couple of seasons relied on picking enough polesitters to make the race but NASCAR changed their procedure to allow the previous season Chase drivers along with past champions, past Daytona winners and rookies of the year. Lucky Dog Racing followed with the same procedure. Bob Douce ended up winning the Shootout for the second year in a row.

Daytona 500 weekend started with the Truck series which began its fifth season with Dave Smith winning. Fred Moore went to victory lane in the Nationwide series which started its seventh season. While Trevor Bayne was a surprise winner in the Daytona 500, Robby Stone went to victory lane for the very first time in Lucky Dog Racing.

The next few races saw a victory by Marvin Jones and back to back victories by Kevin Sullivan. Most surprisingly was the performance by John Wilson who had struggled in previous seasons but had a big turnaround this year. John would actually lead in the standings from mid April all the way to the start of the Chase. He would also get a 2nd win right before the All-star race which was won by rookie Teeder Jenkins.

This season Lucky Dog Racing would also use the new Chase qualification method which meant the top 10 drivers and two wildcard drivers, those with the most wins in the top 20. Those two wildcards ended up being Harry Jeffery and Hurricane Sidwell. They joined the top 10 drivers of Kevin Sullivan, John Wilson, Robby Stone, Bob Douce, Gary Wheat, Troy Wiggins, Dean Higley, Ryan Smith, Rene Nadeau and John Magee. Unlike last year when two teams placed all four drivers in, only two teams had two drivers this year.

During the Chase, only two Chase drivers ended up winning, Ryan Smith and Hurricane Sidwell. Hurricane actually ended up winning 4 races during the season, the most of any members. During the Chase, nobody was as consistent as Harry Jeffery who had finished outside the top 10 just three times. By the time Homestead rolled around, he had no trouble keeping the lead and winning the championship, but he did it in style by winning the race too.

Coast To Coast Racing finished the season with a perfect 1-2-3-4 finish, just the third team in league history to do it. They finally took the championship away from Racing Traditions, Inc. who had won it the first three years of the team format.

In the Nationwide series, Lou Demian won the championship for the third time while Jose Rodriguez won both the championship and rookie of the year in the Truck series. In the sixth season of LROC, Lucky Dog Racing won the team championship for the 2nd year in a row while Don Hardison Jr. took the driver championship. Ron Blackman won the Yahoo Championship, Kevin Sullivan won the Chaser Eraser and Gary Wheat won a close battle in the Streak to the Finish.

Near the end of the season there were a couple late replacements as Jeffrey Ouderkirk and Lincoln Griffin exited the league. Ron Blackman and Mitch McCown were called up to replace them and will be battling for rookie of the year as the league starts its ninth season in 2012.





2011 Season Drivers

Drivers are listed alphabetically
Click on each driver to see their 2011 league stats


Driver
Team
#
Sponsor
First Race
Last Race
Starts
Finish
Charquillia Addison Syracuse Alpine Racing #99 Taco Bell 5/20/04 Current 35 37th
Earl Arnold, Jr. Arnold Motorsports #10 Allstate 2/17/08 Current 36 41st
Leon Baker FORD TUFF Motorsports #27 Ford Racing 2/14/10 Current 36 36th
Ed Blackman Coast To Coast Racing #6 Viagra 2/20/05 Current 36 25th
Ron Blackman Team 48 #48 Lowe's 9/18/11 Current 10 44th
Randy Cook Randy Cook Racing #29 Dollar General 2/18/07 Current 36 32nd
Gwen Demian Intimidator Racing, Inc. #04 Sea World 4/4/04 Current 36 33rd
Lou Demian Intimidator Racing, Inc. #1 Pepsi Max 4/4/04 Current 36 14th
Stephen DiCaprio Racing Traditions, Inc. #83 Wendy's 10/30/05 Current 36 13th
Bob Douce Northeast Ohio Motorsports #08 Play It Again Sports 7/23/06 Current 36 8th
Greg Eichele Mafia Motorsports #2 Crown Royal 2/20/11 Current 36 21st
Lincoln Griffin Left Turn #28 Yuengling Lager 2/15/09 10/23/11 32 34th
Nathan Helton Racing Traditions, Inc. #82 Comcast 9/18/05 Current 36 28th
Dean Higley Racing Traditions, Inc. #84 Coca-Cola 2/18/07 Current 36 9th
Ludwig Hormann, Jr. Hormann's Heroes #9 Office Depot 2/20/11 Current 36 22nd
Terry Howell Outcast Racing #59 Amp Energy 2/17/08 Current 36 20th
Jordan Hunt Northeast Ohio Motorsports #07 Diet Coke 11/5/06 Current 36 15th
Harry Jeffery Coast To Coast Racing #21 Jack In The Box 2/20/05 Current 36 1st
Teeder Jenkins PFQ Racing #14 Sunoco 2/20/11 Current 36 43rd
Marvin Jones Outlaw Racing #21 U.S. Army 2/14/10 Current 36 22nd
Joe Levis Joe Motors #77 Gibson Guitar 11/14/10 Current 36 18th
John Magee Randy Cook Racing #60 Dr. Pepper 2/14/10 Current 36 11th
Mark Mason Mafia Motorsports #23 Skyline Chili 2/20/05 Current 36 31st
Mitch McCown Fenderbenders #05 Mountain Dew 11/6/11 Current 3 45th
Greg Miller Coast To Coast Racing #12 Pepsi 2/9/05 Current 36 24th
Kendall Moore Kendall Moore #5 The Munday Moguls 5/30/04 Current 36 35th
Shawnda Moore Texas Motorsports #88 Wrangler 5/30/04 Current 36 23rd
Rene Nadeau Quebecois Fan #96 Iron Maiden 6/12/05 Current 36 10th
Jeffrey Ouderkirk Team Toyota #69 NOS Energy Drink 2/14/10 9/10/11 26 42nd
Frank Page Daniel Jack's Racing Team #16 Jack Daniel's 2/20/05 Current 35 29th
R.J. Palmer Outcast Racing #11 Starbucks 2/18/07 Current 36 17th
Ron Parlacoski, Jr. KrazyRacing3 #33 Babies R Us 2/14/10 Current 36 40th
Sue Perna 2Fast4U #20 Husky Tools 7/25/04 Current 36 38th
Ray Perrotta Randy Cook Racing #31 AT&T 2/20/05 Current 36 26th
Larry Scroggins Intimidator Racing, Inc. #43 Pabst Blue Ribbon 2/20/05 Current 36 16th
Matt Sealey Matt Sealey #81 Sundrop 5/22/04 Current 36 19th
John Sherman Bump And Go Racing #17 Samuel Adams 4/4/04 Current 36 27th
Hurricane Sidwell Sunday Money #00 Natural Light Beer 4/25/10 Current 28 3rd
Ryan Smith Outcast Racing #51 Red Bull 2/20/05 Current 36 6th
Robby Stone Screaming Penguins #15 Bass Pro Shops 2/15/09 Current 36 4th
Kevin Sullivan Coast To Coast Racing #33 Fat Tire Beer 2/18/07 Current 36 2nd
Jessy Turgeon Mafia Motorsports #91 Gatorade 2/20/11 Current 36 30th
Gary Wheat Northeast Ohio Motorsports #09 Aflac 2/18/07 Current 36 5th
Troy Wiggins Intimidator Racing, Inc. #03 Asics 2/20/05 Current 36 7th
John Wilson Texas Motorsports #79 Lone Star Light Beer 2/20/05 Current 36 12th


These are the drivers that left us after the 2010 season.

Driver
Team Name
#
Sponsor
Starts
Robert Butterfield Earnhardt Junkie #13 Goodwrench 144
Joe Hicks Memphis Motorsports #89 Dupont 144
Melanie Hicks Memphis Motorsports #7 St. Louis Cardinals 72
Carol Siddens 2Fast4U #9 Big R Stores 257



2011 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




2011 Race Results
Click on the race to see the results
Date
Track
Race
NASCAR Winner
League Winner
2/20 Daytona 500 Daytona Intl. Speedway Trevor Bayne
2011 Winner
Robby Stone
2011 Winner
2/27 Subway Fresh Fit 500 Phoenix Intl. Raceway Jeff Gordon
2011 Winner
Marvin Jones
2011 Winner
3/6 Kobalt Tools 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Carl Edwards
2011 Winner
John Wilson
2011 Winner
3/20 Jeff Byrd 500 Bristol Motor Speedway Kyle Busch
2011 Winner
Kevin Sullivan
2011 Winner
3/27 Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway Kevin Harvick
2011 Winner
Kevin Sullivan
2011 Winner
4/3 Goody's Fast Relief 500 Martinsville Speedway Kevin Harvick
2011 Winner
Troy Wiggins
2011 Winner
4/9
Sat. night
Samsung Mobile 500 Texas Motor Speedway Matt Kenseth
2011 Winner
Harry Jeffery
2011 Winner
4/17 Aaron's 499 Talladega Superspeedway Jimmie Johnson
2011 Winner
Robby Stone
2011 Winner
4/30
Sat. night
Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 Richmond Intl. Raceway Kyle Busch
2011 Winner
Stephen DiCaprio
2011 Winner
5/7
Sat. night
Showtime Southern 500 Darlington Raceway Regan Smith
2011 Winner
R.J. Palmer
2011 Winner
5/15 FedEx 400 Dover Intl. Speedway Matt Kenseth
2011 Winner
John Wilson
2011 Winner
5/21
Sat. night
Sprint All-Star Race-Exhibition Race Charlotte Motor Speedway Carl Edwards
2011 Winner
Teeder Jenkins
2011 Winner
5/29 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway Kevin Harvick
20101 Winner
Ludwig Hormann, Jr.
2011 Winner
6/5 STP 400 Kansas Speedway Brad Keselowski
2011 Winner
Bob Douce
2011 Winner
6/12 5 Hour Energy 500 Pocono Raceway Jeff Gordon
2011 Winner
Terry Howell
2011 Winner
6/19 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 Michigan Intl. Speedway Denny Hamlin
2011 Winner
John Sherman
2011 Winner
6/26 Toyota/SaveMart 350 Infineon Raceway Kurt Busch
2011 Winner
Matt Sealey
2011 Winner
7/2
Sat. night
Coke Zero 400 Daytona Intl. Speedway David Ragan
2011 Winner
Hurricane Sidwell
2011 Winner
7/9
Sat. night
Quaker State 400 Kentucky Speedway Kyle Busch
2011 Winner
Hurricane Sidwell
2011 Winner
7/17 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Ryan Newman
2011 Winner
Harry Jeffery
2011 Winner
7/31 Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Paul Menard
2011 Winner
Gwen Demian
2011 Winner
8/7 Good Sam RV Insurance 500 Pocono Raceway Brad Keselowski
2011 Winner
Greg Eichele
2011 Winner
8/14 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen Watkins Glen International Marcos Ambrose
2011 Winner
Lincoln Griffin
2011 Winner
8/21 Pure Michigan 400 Michigan Intl. Speedway Kyle Busch
2011 Winner
Greg Eichele
2011 Winner
8/27
Sat. night
Irwin Tools Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway Brad Keselowski
2011 Winner
Hurricane Sidwell
2011 Winner
9/4 Advocare 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway Jeff Gordon
2011 Winner
Gary Wheat
2011 Winner
9/10
Sat. night
Wonderful Pistachios 400 Richmond Intl. Raceway Kevin Harvick
2011 Winner
Joe Levis
2011 Winner
9/18 Geico 400 Chicagoland Speedway Tony Stewart
2011 Winner
Greg Eichele
2011 Winner
9/25 Sylvania 300 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Tony Stewart
2011 Winner
Ludwig Hormann, Jr.
2011 Winner
10/2 AAA 400 Dover Intl. Speedway Kurt Busch
2011 Winner
Ryan Smith
2011 Winner
10/9 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway Jimmie Johnson
2011 Winner
Larry Scroggins
2011 Winner
10/15
Sat. night
Bank of America 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway Matt Kenseth
2011 Winner
Hurricane Sidwell
2011 Winner
10/23 Good Sam Club 500 Talladega Superspeedway Clint Bowyer
2011 Winner
Ludwig Hormann, Jr.
2011 Winner
10/30 Tums Fast Relief 500 Martinsville Speedway Tony Stewart
2011 Winner
Stephen DiCaprio
2011 Winner
11/6 AAA Texas 500 Texas Motor Speedway Tony Stewart
2011 Winner
Sue Perna
2011 Winner
11/13 Kobalt Tools 500 Phoenix Intl. Raceway Kasey Kahne
2011 Winner
Leon Baker
2011 Winner
11/20 Ford 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway Tony Stewart
2011 Winner
Harry Jeffery
2011 Winner

17 Feb 2004
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