2013 Season




In 2013, Lucky Dog Racing celebrated its 10th Cup series season. It was a major milestone for the league which ran its first race back in May 2004. The league has a rich history and keeps building on it from year to year. It also tries to add new features as well. This season the league added a new easier to use mobile site where users could easier access the league through their cellphones.

All-time Nationwide and Truck series standings were added during the off-season and a new triple win club was introduced to show off the members who had won a race in all three series. The Cup series drivers page also saw a change by adding the pictures of everyone's cars next to their names.

The new Gen 6 cars took to the track for the first time in 2013 and the new models were introduced to the league as well. A total of 17 new cars were created for members who requested changes.

Prior to the season starting, the league voted on the next two members to enter the Hall of Fame. Dean Higley and Harry Jeffery were granted the honor to become the 3rd and 4th members inducted.

Three rookies started their Cup careers at Daytona, Natalie Jones, Matt Minnich and last year's Nationwide champion and rookie of the year, Brian Blair. Later on Bill Walters and Jay Smogolski would also be added to the Cup field. There was a cost though, the league lost two of its long time veterans, John Sherman during the off-season and Sue Perna later into the year.

There were also a couple of new multi-car teams added as well. Brian Blair and Matt Minnich joined together to form South Mountain Motorsports. Mark Mason formed Slingshot Motorsports from the rest of the defunct Mafia Motorsports after John Sherman left. Ray Perrotta also joined the team.

Slingshot Motorsports got off to a good start at Daytona after their one teammate, Jessy Turgeon kicked the season off by winning the Daytona 500. The following race was won by Lou Demian at Phoenix and then Jose Rodriguez at Las Vegas. The first two time winner was Ron Blackman who won at Bristol and Texas. Shortly after, Lou Demian would win his 2nd at Richmond. Dean Higley would take the all-star win this year, his first win in the event.

The points standings leading up to the chase wasn't dominated by any one member. We saw leads by Teeder Jenkins who led for the first time ever, Lou Demian who led for the first time since one week in 2006 and Bob Douce who led the last seven weeks leading up to the Chase.

Ron Blackman went into the Chase as the number one seed after scoring three wins. Lou Demian went in 2nd with his 2 wins, Jessy Turgeon was 3rd, Bob Douce 4th, Ron Parlacoski Jr. 5th, Paul Scannell 6th, Robby Stone 7th, Jose Rodriguez 8th, Brian Blair was the only rookie in 9th, and 2011 Champion Harry Jeffery in 10th. Last year's champion, Dean Higley did not make it in. The two wildcard spots went to Leon Baker and Ray Perrotta.

Bob Douce went into the Chase leading the standings and even though he went in as the 4th seed, he took back the lead thanks to a 2nd place finish at Chicagoland. Unfortunately for Bob, that would be the final time that he led that year. Lou Demian took over the points lead at New Hampshire and did not look back after that. During the Chase he amassed 5 top 10's and 1 top 5. During the 2nd half of the Chase, Ron Blackman closed in every race until the two were separated by just 4 points heading into Homestead.

Ron nearly won the championship too... his drivers were doing better than Lou's until his one driver Paul Menard went up in flames and fell out of the race. The sealed the championship for Lou who finished 6 spots ahead of him in the race and 10 points in the standings.

Lou had three Nationwide championships and two Truck champions but he had been trying to win a Cup championship for 10 years now. He finally got it done and became the first player to win a championship in all three series.

Northeast Ohio Motorsports won the team championship for the second year in a row and Bob Douce won the MVT award. John Magee won the best of the rest award. It was a big year for Brian Blair who won not only the Cup rookie of the year but won the Truck Championship as well. That gave him two championship years in a row. Over in the Truck series, Jack Thesier held off Stephen DiCaprio to win his first championship.

Over in the LROC series, the Lucky Dog Racing team had a dominant year by winning 13 races and winning their third championship. One of their drivers, Jordan Hunt, also won the drivers championship.

Overall 2013 was a good year for Lucky Dog Racing. The team got to celebrate its 10th Cup series season and look forward to 2014 when the Nationwide series will hit their 10th year. The first decade was full of ups and downs and had plenty of things to remember. Who knows what is in store as we look forward to the next one.





2013 Season Drivers

Drivers are listed alphabetically
Click on each driver to see their 2013 league stats


Driver
Team
#
Sponsor
First Race
Last Race
Starts
Finish
Charquillia Addison Gopher Broke Racing #99 Taco Bell 5/20/04 Current 36 14th
Chip Anglin Anglin Motorsports #67 B.R.A.K.E.S. 2/27/12 Current 36 39th
Earl Arnold, Jr. Arnold Motorsports #95 Allstate 2/17/08 3/10/13 3 46th
Leon Baker FORD TUFF Motorsports #27 Ford Racing 2/14/10 Current 36 11th
Ed Blackman Coast To Coast Racing #6 Fox Barrel Cider 2/20/05 Current 36 31st
Ron Blackman Team 48 #48 Lowe's 9/18/11 Current 36 2nd
Brian Blair South Mountain Motorsports #71 Klassic Kollectibles 2/24/13 Current 36 38th
Randy Cook Randy Cook Racing #29 Budweiser 2/18/07 Current 36 38th
Gwen Demian Intimidator Racing, Inc. #04 OBX.org 4/4/04 Current 36 34th
Lou Demian Intimidator Racing, Inc. #1 Blue Moon 4/4/04 Current 36 1st
Stephen DiCaprio Racing Traditions, Inc. #83 Xbox 360 10/30/05 Current 36 24th
Bob Douce Northeast Ohio Motorsports #08 Play It Again Sports 7/23/06 Current 36 3rd
Greg Eichele Slingshot Motorsports #2 Crown Royal 2/20/11 Current 36 37th
Dean Higley Racing Traditions, Inc. #84 Coca-Cola 2/18/07 Current 36 35th
Terry Howell Southern Style Racing #59 Amp Energy 2/17/08 Current 36 36th
Jordan Hunt Northeast Ohio Motorsports #07 AARP: Drive To End Hunger 11/5/06 Current 36 29th
Harry Jeffery Coast To Coast Racing #21 Martin Luther College 2/20/05 Current 36 10th
Teeder Jenkins PFQ Racing #14 Sunoco 2/20/11 Current 36 23rd
Marvin Jones Outlaw Racing #21 U.S. Army 2/14/10 5/5/13 11 45th
Natalie Jones DvlAngel #13 World of Warcraft 2/24/13 11/10/13 35 28th
Joe Levis Southern Style Racing #77 Gibson Guitar 11/14/10 Current 36 26th
John Magee Randy Cook Racing #60 Dr. Pepper 2/14/10 Current 36 13th
Mark Mason Slingshot Motorsports #23 Skyline Chili 2/20/05 Current 36 20th
Mitch McCown Southern Style Racing #05 Mountain Dew 11/6/11 Current 36 40th
Greg Miller Coast To Coast Racing #12 Dupont 2/9/05 Current 36 18th
Matt Minnich South Mountain Motorsports #52 alka Seltzer 2/24/13 Current 36 17th
Frank Page Gopher Broke Racing #16 Jack Daniel's 2/20/05 Current 36 25th
Ron Parlacoski, Jr. KrazyRacing3 #33 Goodwrench Service 2/14/10 Current 36 4th
Sue Perna 2Fast4U #20 Husky Tools 7/25/04 5/26/13 12 44th
Ray Perrotta Slingshot Motorsports #31 Caterpillar 2/20/05 Current 36 12th
Will Riney Southern Style Racing #64 Coke Zero 2/19/06 Current 36 32nd
Jose Rodriguez Racing Traditions, Inc. #47 Kroger 7/7/12 Current 36 8th
Paul Scannell Racing Traditions, Inc. #02 Amsoil 2/27/12 Current 36 9th
Larry Scroggins Intimidator Racing, Inc. #43 Pabst Blue Ribbon 2/20/05 Current 36 21st
Hurricane Sidwell Sunday Money #00 Jim Beam 4/25/10 Current 36 27th
Dave Smith Draftpack 3 88 #56 Captain Morgan 2/27/12 Current 36 30th
Ryan Smith Randy Cook Racing #51 Guinness Beer 2/20/05 Current 36 22nd
Jay Smogolski Stormdevil Racing #66 Fat Tire 6/2/13 Current 25 42nd
Robby Stone Northeast Ohio Motorsports #15 Bass Pro Shops 2/15/09 Current 36 5th
Kevin Sullivan Coast To Coast Racing #78 NC State University 2/18/07 Current 36 15th
Jack Thesier BetWithJack #71 Disney 5/26/13 Current 25 43rd
Jessy Turgeon Slingshot Motorsports #91 Gatorade 2/20/11 Current 36 7th
Bill Walters M&B Fantasy Racing #8 Absolute Vodka 3/17/13 11/10/13 32 41st
Gary Wheat Northeast Ohio Motorsports #09 World Vision 2/18/07 Current 36 19th
Troy Wiggins Intimidator Racing, Inc. #03 Asics 2/20/05 Current 36 33rd
John Wilson Texas Motorsports #79 Chevrolet 2/20/05 Current 36 15th


These are the drivers that left us after the 2012 season.

Driver
Team Name
#
Sponsor
Starts
Fred Moore Hunt To The Front #58 Anti Monkey Butt 36
Rene Nadeau Quebecois Fan #96 Iron Maiden 275
John Sherman Mafia Motorsports #17 Samuel Adams 319



2013 Information

Cup Series Driver Standings

Cup Series Team 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




2013 Race Results
Click on the race to see the results
Race # Date Race Track NASCAR Winner League Winner
Exhb. 2/16
Sat.
The Sprint Unlimited Daytona Intl. Speedway Kevin Harvick
2013 Winner
Joe Levis
2013 Winner
1. 2/24 Daytona 500 Daytona Intl. Speedway Jimmie Johnson
2013 Winner
Jessy Turgeon
2013 Winner
2. 3/3 Subway Fresh Fit 500 Phoenix Intl. Raceway Carl Edwards
2013 Winner
Lou Demian
2013 Winner
3. 3/10 Kobalt Tools 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Matt Kenseth
2013 Winner
Jose Rodriguez
2013 Winner
4. 3/17 Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway Kasey Kahne
2013 Winner
Ron Blackman
2013 Winner
5. 3/24 Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway Kyle Busch
2013 Winner
Ray Perrotta
2013 Winner
6. 4/7 STP Gas Booster 500 Martinsville Speedway Jimmie Johnson
2013 Winner
John Magee
2013 Winner
7. 4/13
Sat. night
NRA 500 Texas Motor Speedway Kyle Busch
2013 Winner
Ron Blackman
2013 Winner
8. 4/21 STP 400 Kansas Speedway Matt Kenseth
2013 Winner
Terry Howell
2013 Winner
9. 4/27
Sat. night
Toyota Owners 400 Richmond Intl. Raceway Kevin Harvick
2013 Winner
Lou Demian
2013 Winner
10. 5/5 Aaron's 499 Talladega Superspeedway David Ragan
2013 Winner
Joe Levis
2013 Winner
11. 5/11
Sat. night
Bojangles Southern 500 Darlington Raceway Matt Kenseth
2013 Winner
Matt Minnich
2013 Winner
Exhb. 5/18
Sat. night
Sprint All-Star Race Charlotte Motor Speedway Jimmie Johnson
2013 Winner
Dean Higley
2013 Winner
12. 5/26 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway Kevin Harvick
2013 Winner
Greg Miller
2013 Winner
13. 6/2 FedEx 400 Dover Intl. Speedway Tony Stewart
2013 Winner
Leon Baker
2013 Winner
14. 6/9 Party In The Poconos 400 Pocono Raceway Jimmie Johnson
2013 Winner
Paul Scannell
2013 Winner
15. 6/16 Quicken Loans 400 Michigan Intl. Speedway Greg Biffle
2013 Winner
Ryan Smith
2013 Winner
16. 6/23 Toyota/SaveMart 350 Sonoma Raceway Martin Truex Jr.
2013 Winner
Dean Higley
2013 Winner
17. 6/29
Sat. night
Quaker State 400 Kentucky Speedway Matt Kenseth
2013 Winner
Ron Blackman
2013 Winner
18. 7/6
Sat. night
Coke Zero 400 Daytona Intl. Speedway Jimmie Johnson
2013 Winner
Randy Cook
2013 Winner
19. 7/14 Camping World RV Sales 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Brian Vickers
2013 Winner
Ray Perrotta
2013 Winner
20. 7/28 Samuel Deeds 400 at The Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway Ryan Newman
2013 Winner
Bob Douce
2013 Winner
21. 8/4 GoBowling.com 400 Pocono Raceway Kasey Kahne
2013 Winner
Jack Thesier
2013 Winner
22. 8/11 Cheez-It 355 at The Glen Watkins Glen International Kyle Busch
2013 Winner
Ron Parlacoski, Jr.
2013 Winner
23. 8/18 Pure Michigan 400 Michigan Intl. Speedway Joey Logano
2013 Winner
Robby Stone
2013 Winner
24. 8/24
Sat. night
Irwin Tools Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway Matt Kenseth
2013 Winner
Stephen DiCaprio
2013 Winner
25. 9/1 Advocare 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway Kyle Busch
2013 Winner
Frank Page
2013 Winner
26. 9/7
Sat. night
Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Intl. Raceway Carl Edwards
2013 Winner
Dean Higley
2013 Winner
27. 9/15 Geico 400 Chicagoland Speedway Matt Kenseth
2013 Winner
Dave Smith
2013 Winner
28. 9/22 Sylvania 300 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Matt Kenseth
2013 Winner
Joe Levis
2013 Winner
29. 9/29 AAA 400 Dover Intl. Speedway Jimmie Johnson
2013 Winner
Greg Miller
2013 Winner
30. 10/6 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway Kevin Harvick
2013 Winner
Ron Parlacoski, Jr.
2013 Winner
31. 10/12
Sat. night
Bank of America 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway Clint Bowyer
2013 Winner
Robby Stone
2013 Winner
32. 10/20 Camping World RV Sales 500 Talladega Superspeedway Jamie McMurray
2013 Winner
Stephen DiCaprio
2013 Winner
33. 10/27 Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Martinsville Speedway Jeff Gordon
2013 Winner
Hurricane Sidwell
2013 Winner
34. 11/3 AAA Texas 500 Texas Motor Speedway Jimmie Johnson
2013 Winner
Ron Blackman
2013 Winner
35. 11/10 Advocare 500 Phoenix Intl. Raceway Kevin Harvick
2013 Winner
Larry Scroggins
2013 Winner
36. 11/17 Ford EcoBoost 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway Denny Hamlin
2013 Winner
Jay Smogolski
2013 Winner

17 Feb 2004
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