2014 Season




The league celebrated 10 seasons of Lucky Dog Racing and now looked ahead to start their next 10. On February 7th, 2014 the league officially celebrated it's 10th birthday and began it's second decade. With it's new beginning, the league saw some changes to begin the season. NASCAR began their new eliminator Chase and Lucky Dog Racing would change theirs as well. The council decided not to follow the Chase the same as NASCAR but rather split the Chase in half with the top 8 of 16 Chase members moving on to the Championship round. The eliminated members would battle it out for 9th place and those members would also be eliminated from the Chaser Eraser as well.

The Nationwide series saw a change as well, leaving the ten spot gamble after just one season and starting the Nationwide bonus which would allow members to use any driver in the race as a bonus driver. It was also the 10th season for the Nationwide series which was a nice accomplishment. The Truck series kept the same rules with no change.

There was a new game started in the Facebook group called the Manufacturer Challenge. Each week members would pick three drivers from the three manufacturers in a schedule that switched between the Cup, Nationwide and Truck series. 22 members played during the season but only half would remain consistent all season long.

Prior to the start of the season, two members would be inducted into the hall of fame. After the voting was concluded, those two members were Stephen DiCaprio and Jordan Hunt who would become the 5th and 6th inductees.

Three rookies would start their Cup careers in 2014. Starting at Daytona, Joe Tenpenny, Fred Sanchez and Dione Baker were in the field for the first time. Later on Shane Burton and Kelly Wolfe would join bringing the total amount of rookies to five. Two new multi-car teams would start as well. Jose Rodriguez founded El Diablo & The Magic Men Motorsports and added Greg Miller who left Coast To Coast Racing, Ron Blackman and Will Riney who shut down his former team, Southern Style Racing. Another new team was 5:16 Racing which consisted of the husband wife team of Leon and Dione Baker.

Before the first official race of the season, the Sprint Unlimited took place with those members who picked enough polesitters in 2013. Terry Howell won for the first time and ensured that he would also make all future races as well.

The Daytona 500 finally kicked off the 2014 season and was won by the same winner of the Unlimited, Terry Howell. That was the first time in history that would happen. Despite the same driver winning the Unlimited and Daytona 500, nobody dominated in the wins department. The first repeat winner was rookie Fred Sanchez who won the 6th and 11th race of the year. No driver would win more than 2 races though. Leon Baker unofficially did since he won two races and the all-star race.

The points standings was led by a few different drivers but it was Ryan Smith who led the final seven weeks leading up to the Chase. The 16 members who ended up making the Chase was Fred Sanchez, Gary Wheat, John Wilson, Ryan Smith, Randy Cook, Charquillia Addison,Ed Blackman, Joe Tenpenny, Robby Stone, Ron Blackman, Stephen DiCaprio, Dean Higley, Jose Rodriguez, Jordan Hunt and making it in the final race, Lou Demian and Kevin Sullivan.

It was an interesting chase for Kevin Sullivan since he just barely made it in but but up some great finishes during the Chase and in the final week was just 9 points behind rookie Joe Tenpenny for the Championship. Kevin was able to finish enough positions in front of Joe to win the championship for the first time in his career. Kevin won by just 2 points over Joe making it the second closest race in history. Joe finished in 2nd place and won rookie of the year and last year's champion, Lou Demian finished in 3rd place.

Racing Traditions, Inc. won their 4th championship but first with their new lineup and with Stephen DiCaprio as owner.

In the Nationwide series, Jose Rodriguez won giving him both a Nationwide and Truck championship. Curt Manning won the rookie of the year. It was a good year for Shane Burton who finally got into the Cup series and won the Truck series championship too. Terry Smith won Truck rookie of the year.

In the LROC series, Lucky Dog Racing put together another strong season and won their fourth championsip over The Cool Pool and P10 Select. LDR's owner won the LROC championship for the first time and now has won championships in each of the four series.

Other winners for the year were Ray Perrotta who won his first streak to the finish championship and Don Hardison who won a close race over Marvin Jones in the first season of the Manufacturer Challenge. Dean Higley won a narrow battle in the Chaser Eraser while Kelly Wolfe won for the first time in the Yahoo group.

Another successful season came to an end as the new decade for the league began. Next season the Cup series will celebrate its 400th race and the Truck series is 200th which will be another big milestone for both leagues. The Nationwide series will also be changing its name to the Xfinity series which will also begin a new era.





2014 Season Drivers

Drivers are listed alphabetically
Click on each driver to see their 2014 league stats


Driver
Team
#
Sponsor
First Race
Last Race
Starts
Finish
Charquillia Addison Gopher Broke Racing #99 Taco Bell 5/20/04 Current 36 8th
Chip Anglin Anglin Motorsports #67 B.R.A.K.E.S. 2/27/12 7/6/14 18 44th
Dione Baker 5:16 Racing #10 NOTW 2/23/14 Current 36 40th
Leon Baker 5:16 Racing #27 Ford Racing 2/14/10 Current 36 29th
Ed Blackman Coast To Coast Racing #6 Fox Barrel Cider 2/20/05 Current 36 16th
Ron Blackman El Diablo & The Magic Men Motorsports #48 Lowe's 9/18/11 Current 36 13th
Brian Blair South Mountain Motorsports #71 Klassic Kollectibles 2/24/13 Current 36 23rd
Shane Burton Jim Beam Racing #87 Levi Garrett 6/8/14 Current 22 42nd
Randy Cook Randy Cook Racing #29 Budweiser 2/18/07 Current 36 10th
Gwen Demian Intimidator Racing, Inc. #04 OBX.org 4/4/04 Current 36 39th
Lou Demian Intimidator Racing, Inc. #1 Blue Moon 4/4/04 Current 36 3rd
Stephen DiCaprio Racing Traditions, Inc. #83 Xbox 360 10/30/05 Current 36 5th
Bob Douce Northeast Ohio Motorsports #08 Play It Again Sports 7/23/06 Current 36 20th
Greg Eichele Slingshot Motorsports #2 Crown Royal 2/20/11 Current 36 25th
Dean Higley Racing Traditions, Inc. #84 Coca-Cola 2/18/07 Current 36 4th
Terry Howell Randy Cook Racing #59 Amp Energy 2/17/08 Current 36 35th
Jordan Hunt Northeast Ohio Motorsports #07 AARP: Drive To End Hunger 11/5/06 Current 36 7th
Harry Jeffery Coast To Coast Racing #21 Martin Luther College 2/20/05 Current 36 28th
Teeder Jenkins PFQ Racing #14 Sunoco 2/20/11 Current 36 34th
Joe Levis Joe Motors #77 Gibson Guitar 11/4/10 6/1/14 13 45th
John Magee Randy Cook Racing #60 Dr. Pepper 2/14/10 Current 36 32nd
Mark Mason Slingshot Motorsports #23 Skyline Chili 2/20/05 Current 36 33rd
Greg Miller El Diablo & The Magic Men Motorsports #12 Target 2/9/05 Current 36 24th
Matt Minnich South Mountain Motorsports #52 Alka-Seltzer 2/24/13 Current 36 26th
Frank Page Gopher Broke Racing #16 Jack Daniel's 2/20/05 Current 36 17th
Ron Parlacoski, Jr. KrazyRacing3 #33 Goodwrench Service 2/14/10 Current 36 36th
Ray Perrotta Slingshot Motorsports #31 Caterpillar 2/20/05 Current 36 38th
Will Riney El Diablo & The Magic Men Motorsports #64 NOS Energy 2/19/06 Current 36 37th
Fred Sanchez Happy Pappy #55 Under Armour 2/23/14 Current 36 11th
Jose Rodriguez El Diablo & The Magic Men Motorsports #47 Kroger 7/7/12 Current 36 14th
Paul Scannell Racing Traditions, Inc. #02 U.S. Marines 2/27/12 Current 36 27th
Larry Scroggins Intimidator Racing, Inc. #43 Pabst Blue Ribbon 2/20/05 Current 36 19th
Hurricane Sidwell Sunday Money #00 Jim Beam 4/25/10 Current 36 41st
Dave Smith Draftpack 3 88 #56 Captain Morgan 2/27/12 Current 36 22nd
Ryan Smith Randy Cook Racing #51 Guinness Beer 2/20/05 Current 36 12th
Jay Smogolski Stormdevil Racing #66 Fat Tire 6/2/13 Current 25 18th
Robby Stone Northeast Ohio Motorsports #15 Bass Pro Shops 2/15/09 Current 36 9th
Kevin Sullivan Coast To Coast Racing #78 NC State University 2/18/07 Current 36 1st
Joe Tenpenny JJs Dimes #72 Candian Club Whiskey 2/23/14 Current 36 2nd
Jack Thesier Coast To Coast Racing #71 Disney 5/26/13 Current 36 30th
Jessy Turgeon Racing Traditions, Inc. #91 Gatorade 2/20/11 Current 36 21st
Gary Wheat Northeast Ohio Motorsports #09 World Vision 2/18/07 Current 36 6th
Troy Wiggins Intimidator Racing, Inc. #03 Asics 2/20/05 Current 36 31st
John Wilson Texas Motorsports #79 Chevrolet 2/20/05 Current 36 16th
Kelly Wolfe Wolferacing #54 DANA 7/13/14 Current 17 43rd


These are the drivers that left us after the 2013 season.

Driver
Team Name
#
Sponsor
Starts
Mitch McCown Southern Style Racing #05 Mountain Dew 75



2014 Information

Cup Series Driver Standings

Cup Series Team Standings

League Statistics & 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




2014 Race Results
Click on the race to see the results
Race # Date Race Track NASCAR Winner League Winner
Exhb. 2/15
Sat.
The Sprint Unlimited Daytona Intl. Speedway Denny Hamlin
2014 Winner
Terry Howell
2014 Winner
1. 2/23 Daytona 500 Daytona Intl. Speedway Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2014 Winner
Terry Howell
2014 Winner
2. 3/2 The Profit on CNBC 500 Phoenix Intl. Raceway Kevin Harvick
2014 Winner
Mark Mason
2014 Winner
3. 3/9 Kobalt 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Brad Keselowski
2014 Winner
Leon Baker
2014 Winner
Salary Re-Alignment: 2014 owner points now in effect
4. 3/16 Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway Carl Edwards
2014 Winner
Randy Cook
2014 Winner
5. 3/23 Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway Kyle Busch
2014 Winner
Gary Wheat
2014 Winner
6. 3/30 STP 500 Martinsville Speedway Kurt Busch
2014 Winner
Fred Sanchez
2014 Winner
7. 4/7 Duck Commander 500 Texas Motor Speedway Joey Logano
2014 Winner
Joe Levis
2014 Winner
8. 4/12
Sat. night
Bojangles Southern 500 Darlington Raceway Kevin Harvick
2014 Winner
Ryan Smith
2014 Winner
4/20 Off Weekend #1
9. 4/26
Sat. night
Toyota Owners 400 Richmond Intl. Raceway Joey Logano
2014 Winner
Joe Tenpenny
2014 Winner
End of Money Pit Segment #1
10. 5/4 Aaron's 499 Talladega Superspeedway Denny Hamlin
2014 Winner
Robby Stone
2014 Winner
Salary Re-Alignment
11. 5/10 5-Hour Energy 400 Kansas Speedway Jeff Gordon
2014 Winner
Fred Sanchez
2014 Winner
Exhb. 5/17
Sat. night
Sprint All-Star Race Charlotte Motor Speedway Jamie McMurray
2014 Winner
Leon Baker
2014 Winner
12. 5/25 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway Jimmie Johnson
2014 Winner
Troy Wiggins
2014 Winner
13. 6/1 FedEx 400 Dover Intl. Speedway Jimmie Johnson
2014 Winner
John Wilson
2014 Winner
14. 6/8 Pocono 400 Pocono Raceway Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2014 Winner
Ron Blackman
2014 Winner
15. 6/15 Quicken Loans 400 Michigan Intl. Speedway Jimmie Johnson
2014 Winner
Teeder Jenkins
2014 Winner
16. 6/22 Toyota/SaveMart 350 Sonoma Raceway Carl Edwards
2014 Winner
Charquillia Addison
2014 Winner
Salary Re-Alignment
Race To The Chase Begins
17. 6/28
Sat. night
Quaker State 400 Kentucky Speedway Brad Keselowski
2014 Winner
Shane Burton
2014 Winner
18. 7/5
Sat. night
Coke Zero 400 Daytona Intl. Speedway Aric Almirola
2014 Winner
John Magee
2014 Winner
End of Money Pit Segment #2
19. 7/13 Camping World RV Sales 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Brad Keselowski
2014 Winner
Mark Mason
2014 Winner
7/20 Off Weekend #2
20. 7/27 John Wayne Walding 400 at The Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway Jeff Gordon
2014 Winner
Ed Blackman
2014 Winner
21. 8/3 GoBowling.com 400 Pocono Raceway Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2014 Winner
Harry Jeffery
2014 Winner
Salary Re-Alignment
22. 8/10 Cheez-It 355 at The Glen Watkins Glen International A.J. Allmendinger
2014 Winner
John Wilson
2014 Winner
23. 8/17 Pure Michigan 400 Michigan Intl. Speedway Jeff Gordon
2014 Winner
Teeder Jenkins
2014 Winner
24. 8/23
Sat. night
Irwin Tools Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway Joey Logano
2014 Winner
Gary Wheat
2014 Winner
25. 8/31 Oral-B USA 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway Kasey Kahne
2014 Winner
Will Riney
2014 Winner
26. 9/6
Sat. night
Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Intl. Raceway Brad Keselowski
2014 Winner
John Magee
2014 Winner
Salary Re-Alignment
Chase For The Championship: Challenger Round Begins
27. 9/14 MyAFibStory.com 400 Chicagoland Speedway Brad Keselowski
2014 Winner
Dean Higley
2014 Winner
End of Money Pit Segment #3
28. 9/21 Sylvania 300 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Joey Logano
2014 Winner
Lou Demian
2014 Winner
29. 9/28 AAA 400 Dover Intl. Speedway Jeff Gordon
2014 Winner
Greg Miller
2014 Winner
30. 10/5 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway Joey Logano
2014 Winner
Leon Baker
2014 Winner
31. 10/11
Sat. night
Bank of America 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway Kevin Harvick
2014 Winner
Stephen DiCaprio
2014 Winner
Final Salary Re-Alignment
Chase For The Championship: Championship Round Begins
32. 10/19 Geico 500 Talladega Superspeedway Brad Keselowski
2014 Winner
Kelly Wolfe
2014 Winner
33. 10/26 Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Martinsville Speedway Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2014 Winner
Matt Minnich
2013 Winner
34. 11/2 AAA Texas 500 Texas Motor Speedway Jimmie Johnson
2014 Winner
Jessy Turgeon
2013 Winner
35. 11/9 Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500 Phoenix Intl. Raceway Kevin Harvick
2014 Winner
Joe Tenpenny
2014 Winner
36. 11/16 Ford EcoBoost 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway Kevin Harvick
2014 Winner
Harry Jeffery
2014 Winner
End of Money Pit Segment #4

17 Feb 2004
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