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2015 NMPA Journalism Awards

WRITING DIVISION

SPOT NEWS

First Place – Thomas Pope, Fayetteville Observer
Coming Around Again

Second Place – Mike Hembree, USA Today
Gordon Relishes NYC Media Blitz

Third Place – Jim Utter, Motorsport.com
‘Smoke’ Will be Rising for a Long Time to Come

Fourth Place – Jeff Gluck, USA Today
Jeff Gordon Overwhelmed by Parade, Support in Adopted Hometown

Fifth Place – Dave Moody, Godfather Motorsports.com
Wilson's Death Raises Familiar Questions

RACE COVERAGE

First Place – Jim Utter, Charlotte Observer
Truex Perseverance Pays Off at Pocono

Second Place – Matt Crossman, Rollingstone.com
The Daytona 500: Joey Logano and NASCAR's Days of Blunder

Third Place – Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal
Montoya Appreciates Second Time Around

Fourth Place – Jeff Gluck, USA TODAY
Kevin Harvick Punches Jimmie Johnson in Chest in Driver Lot

Fifth Place – Bob Pockrass, ESPN.com
Gordon's win puts exclamation point on messy day at Martinsville

COLUMNS

First Place – Kenny Bruce, NASCAR.com
Remembering Jabe Thomas and Jim Vandiver
Hot diggity dog: Martinsville decision ruffles tradition
Harvick, Johnson took unnecessary risks at Chicagoland
Gase uses old-school transporter after fire

Second Place – Ryan McGee, ESPN.com
Imagine: a World Series of Motorsport
Quintessential NASCAR? Jeff Gordon has been it for years 
Kyle Busch wreck an ugly reminder
State of sport closer
Time for IndyCar to see what new safety measures are in tool box

Third Place – Kelly Crandall, Popular Speed.com
AFTER THE FACT: Jeff Gordon Story More Than a Fairytale
Why I Can No Longer Defend Restrictor Plate Racing

Fourth Place – Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal
Bartus left his mark
Gordon’s final chance
It’s just business

Fifth Place – Pat DeCola, NASCAR.com
Jeff Gordon: The driver who brought NASCAR mainstream

FEATURE WRITING

First Place – Ryan McGee, ESPN.com
Buddy Baker's Stories Will Live On

Second Place – Matt Crossman, BleacherReport.com
From 'SNL' to Last Shot at NASCAR Glory: Jeff Gordon the Ultimate Crossover Star

Third Place – Reid Spencer, NASCAR Illustrated
Jeff Gordon & Leader

Fourth Place – Mike Hembree, USA Today
Safer Barrier Has Enduring Legacy

Fifth Place – Dave Moody, Godfather Motorsports.com
"It's Only Cheating If You Get Caught"

2015 George Cunningham Writer of the Year Award
Ryan McGee, ESPN.com

SPOT NEWS

First Place – Eli Gold (Broadcaster), Tyler Burnett (Producer), Motor Racing Network
Daytona 500 ‘Busch’less for the First Time since 1999

Second Place – Dave Moody (Broadcaster), Dustin Swedelson (Producer), Motor Racing Network
NASCAR Driver & Race Hub on FS1 Analyst AJ Allmendinger Remember Steve Byrnes

Third Place – Woody Cain (Broadcaster/Producer), Motor Racing Newwork
Logano Helps South Carolina Flood Victims

EVENT ORIENTED FEATURE

First Place – Mark Garrow (Broadcaster), Steve Richards (Producer), Performance Racing Network
Wonder Boy Hangs Up His Helmet

Second Place – Woody Cain (Producer), Motor Racing Network
NASCAR’s Greatest Comeback

Third Place – Doug Rice (Broadcaster), Kent Bernhardt (Producer), Performance Racing Network
Fast Talk: Buddy Baker Tribute

TOPIC ORIENTED FEATURE RADIO

First Place – Barney Hall (Broadcaster), Darrell Smith (Producer), Motor Racing Network
Daytona Rising: Elevating Legends

Second Place – Doug Rice (Broadcaster), Kent Bernhardt (Producer), Performance Racing Network
So Long Buddy

Third Place – Kent Bernhardt (Broadcaster, Producer), Performance Racing Network
Tribute to Steve Byrnes

LIVE EVENT BROADCAST RADIO

First Place – David Hyatt (Broadcaster), Brian Nelson (Producer), Motor Racing Network
Windows 10/400 at Pocono

Second Place – Performance Racing Network
AAA Texas 500

Third Place – David Hyatt (Broadcaster), Brian Nelson (Producer), Motor Racing Network
Ford ECOBoost 400

2015 Barney Hall Award
Joe & Ruth Kelly

2015 NMPA Radio Broadcaster of the Year Award
Mark Garrow, Performance Racing Network

2015 NMPA Radio Producer of the Year Award
Kent Bernhardt, Performance Racing Network

TELEVISION DIVISION

SPOT NEWS

First Place – Alan Cavanna (Broadcaster), FoxSports 1
Talladega Controversy

Second Place – Chris Clark (Broadcaster), WCNC-NBC
Bad Weekend to be a Busch Brother

Third Place – Alan Cavanna (Broadcaster), FoxSports1
Michigan Safety Improvement

EVENT ORIENTED FEATURE TELEVISION

First Place – Andrew Doud (Broadcaster), FoxSports1
Love, Loss and Legacy

Second Place – Andy Locklair (Broadcaster/Producer), Greg Rowles (Broadcaster), WFXB
Fox Racin’ News: Southern 500

Third Place – Charles Bush (Broadcaster/Producer), NASCAR.com
The Spirit of Daytona

TOPIC ORIENTED FEATURE TELEVISION

First Place – Andrew Doud (Broadcaster), FoxSports1
Inside Furniture Row Racing

Second Place – Charles Busch (Broadcaster/Producer), NASCAR.com
Culture on the Skids: Gordon and the Fans

Third Place – Andrew Doud (Broadcaster), FoxSports1
Tri-training for NASCAR

2015 Charlie Harville Award
Andrew Doud, FoxSports 1

2015 NMPA Television Producer of the Year Award
Charles Bush, NASCAR.com

PHOTOGRAPHY DIVISION

OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY
First Place – Nigel Kinrade, Nigel Kinrade Photography
Second Place – Russ Labounty, Nigel Kinrade Photography
Third Place – Tami Pope

RACE ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY
First Place – Mark Rebilas
Second Place – Logan Whitton, MotorRacingDigest.com
Third Place – John Harrelson, Harrelson Photography, Inc.

PORTRAIT/PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPHY
First Place – Jim Fluharty, NASCAR Illustrated
Second Place – Phil Cavali, The Hot Lap.com
Third Place – Patrick Smith, Getty Images

CRASH ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY
First Place – Mark Rebilas
Second Place – Patrick Smith, Getty Images
Third Place – Mark Rebilas

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
First Place – Mark Rebilas
Second Place – Nigel Kinrade, Nigel Kinrade Photography
Third Place – Jim Fluharty, NASCAR Illustrated

2015 NMPA T. Taylor Warren Picture of the Year: Mark Rebilas

2015 Howard O’Reilly Award: Mark Rebilas