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2014 NMPA Journalism Awards

WRITING DIVISION

SPOT NEWS

First Place – Jeff Gluck, USA Today
Kevin Ward Jr,ís Hometown Remembers Easy Going Fun Kid

Second Place – Dave Moody, GodfatherMotorsports.com
ESPN's Cossack: No Basis To Charge Stewart

Third Place – Ryan McGee, ESPN.com
NASCAR swings for the fences

Fourth Place – Bob Pockrass, SportingNews.com
Jeremy Mayfield avoids jail time after plea deal

Fifth Place – Bob Pockrass, SportingNews.com
Brian France promises tougher stance on domestic violence

RACE COVERAGE

First Place – Ryan McGee, ESPN.com
Chase reset adds playoff intrigue

Second Place – Bob Pockrass, SportingNews.com
Jeff Gordon sends message to Keselowski during fight at Texas

Third Place – Kenny Bruce, NASCAR.com
Kevin Harvick Wins Sprint Cup Championship

Fourth Place – Matt Crossman, SportsOnEarthe.com
Daleís Daytona Destiny

Fifth Place – Dave Moody, GodfatherMotorsports.com
Gambler Gaughan Scores at Road America

COLUMNS

First Place - Holly Cain, NASCAR.com
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Holly Cain tells her story

Second Place - Bob Pockrass, SportingNews.com
NASCARís new Chase proposal just another gimmick
Who will speak for Kevin Ward Jr. in biased Tony Stewart situation?
Is it right time for grieving Tony Stewart to race?
Tony Stewart pays more than NASCAR fine for emotional outburst
Round the track: Team alliance drama shows lack of trust in NASCAR garage

Third Place – Kenny Bruce, NASCAR.com
Racing or Not, Stewart Will Never Forget Ward
Kurt Busch Shows Drive To Win Away From The Track
Intermediate Package Could Have Biggest Impact in Ď14
NASCAR Should Learn Lessons Of Eldora
Another Year Passes Without Pit Crew Challenge

Fourth Place - Amy Henderson, Frontstretch.com
The Frontstretch Five: Memories to Keep from 2014
Holding A Pretty Wheel: Bringing the Lady Back Home
Holding A Pretty Wheel: A Shift in Focus
Holding A Pretty Wheel: Everything Has Changed

Fifth Place –Ryan McGee, ESPN.com
Brad Keselowski Will Do It His Way
A Blunt Reminder of Racing Reality
Closure Not Going to Come
NASCAR and the RTA: What next?
The 3 is Back, and That is Good

FEATURE WRITING

First Place – Ryan McGee, ESPN.com
Felix Sabates' story American made

Second Place – Zack Albert, NASCAR.com
Evolution of Pit Stops Through the Years

Third Place – Thomas Pope, Fayetteville Observer
Riding High

Fourth Place – Bob Pockrass, SportingNews.com
Sprint-car drivers: Tony Stewart just a regular guy

Fifth Place – Ryan McGee, ESPN.com
Jeff Gordon in a Comfortable Place

2014 George Cunningham Writer of the Year Award
Ryan McGee, ESPN.com

RADIO

SPOT NEWS

First Place – Claire B. Lang, SiriusXM NASCAR
The Little Team That Could

Second Place – Brian Nelson, Motor Racing Network
NASCAR Overhauls Qualifying for 2014

Third Place – Dave Moody, Dustin Swedelson, SiriusXM NASCAR
Remembering Lynda Petty

EVENT ORIENTED FEATURE

First Place – Darrell Smith, Motor Racing Network
Barney Hall Retires: Tribute to the Legend

Second Place – Mark Garrow, Steve Richards, Performance Racing Network
Charlotte Fight Night

Third Place – Mike Bagley, Pete Pistone, Dominic DeFruscio, SiriusXM NASCAR
Greg Stucker Explains Tire Issue in Kansas

TOPIC ORIENTED FEATURE

First Place – Barney Hall, Alex Hayden, Darrell Smith, Motor Racing Network
MRN Tailspin: Creative Engineering in NASCAR

Second Place – Barney Hall, Darrell Smith, Motor Racing Network
The 1979 Daytona 500: NASCAR Storms America

Third Place – Claire B. Lang, SiriusXM NASCAR
Ride to Darlington with Chris Buescher

LIVE EVENT BROADCAST

First Place – David Hyatt, Brian Nelson, Motor Racing Network
Ford 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway

Second Place – Doug Rice, Performance Racing Network
AAA Texas 500

Third Place – Claire B. Lange, Sirius XM NASCAR
Rained-out Pre-season Test with Edwards, Patrick

2014 NMPA Broadcaster of the Year
Barney Hall, Motor Racing Network

2014 NMPA Radio Producer of the Year
Darrell Smith, Motor Racing Network

TELEVISION

SPOT NEWS
First Place – Kyle McCurry, WJZY TV
Wendy Venturini Makes History in Loudon

Second Place – Kyle McCurry, WJZY TV
Cole Custer Wins In Loudon

Third Place – Alan Cavanna, NASCAR.com
Tony Stewart: Any Relief Was ‘Short-Lived”

EVENT ORIENTED FEATURE

First Place – Matt Strickert, NASCAR.com
NASCAR Salutes: Patriot Paint Schemes

Second Place – Kyle McCurry, WJZY TV
Terry Labonte Competes In His Final Race

Third Place – Nick Duncan, NASCAR.com
Preview Show: Talladega

TOPIC ORIENTED FEATURE

First Place – Matt Strickert, NASCAR.com
Talladega’s Distinct Key to Fantastic Finishes

Second Place – Alan Cavanna, NASCAR.com
Brotherly Shove: Bodines Reflect on Indy Wreck

Third Place – Chris Clark, WCNC TV
Alba Colon: The Changing Face of NASCAR

2014 Charlie Harville Award
Kyle McCurry, WJZY TV

2014 Television Producer of the Year
Matt Strickert, NASCAR.com