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2016 NMPA Journalism Awards

WRITING DIVISION

SPOT NEWS

First Place – J.A. Ackley, Speedway Illustrated
New Dirt Late Model Rules

Second Place – Kelly Crandall, PopularSpeed.com
Hall of Fame Inclusion Ensures Parsons’ Legacy Lives On

Third Place – Deb Williams, RacinToday.com
Doctor: Junior ‘Pretty Sick’ on First Visit

Fourth Place – Mike Hembree, USA Today
Digital Dash

Fifth Place – J.A. Ackley, Speedway Illustrated
New Dirt Late Model Rules

RACE COVERAGE

First Place – Bob Pockrass, ESPN.com
Tony Stewart Turns Slightest Hope Into Victory Lane Celebration

Second Place – Jim Utter, motorsport.com
Truex dominates, but loses again: “It Sucks”

Third Place – Lee Spencer, motorsport.com
Brad Keselowski Saves Just Enough to Win Kentucky Thriller

Fourth Place – Kelly Crandall, PopularSpeed.com
Daytona 500 Win Gives Hamlin Big Race Recognition

Fifth Place – Ryan McGee, ESPN.com
From First Winner Ray Harroun to Sunday's 100th Winner, the Indy 500 Is Special

COLUMNS

First Place – Amy Henderson, Frontstretch.com
NASCAR Perfection in Half a Mile
Whatever Happened to NASCAR’s American Dream?
Three Drivers, Seven Championships
The Underdog House: What Small Teams Want You to Know

Second Place – Kenny Bruce, NASCAR.com
Remembering Barney Hall
Few Left Unscathed at Talladega
600 Miles of Remembrance
Perspective, Patience Weigh on Earnhardt Jr. Decision
Understanding, but not Agreement

Third Place – Kelly Crandall, PopularSpeed.com
NASCAR’s Caution Clock Wasn’t Easy to Embrace
Chase Format Underlines XFINITY Series Flaw
Stewart Deserved a Better Sendoff

Fourth Place – Daniel McFadin, NBC Sports.com
At Least They’re Coming Back
Return of ‘Old-School Texas’ Worth the Wait

Fifth Place – Ryan McGee, ESPN.com
Barney Hall left an indelible mark on NASCAR and broadcasting
Jeff Gordon returning -- however briefly -- could end well, could not
Alexander Rossi's Indy 500 win makes a statement ... about us
Dylan Smith, Erika Newcome racing for a cause in Myrtle Beach 
Whining NASCAR fans may need a reality check

FEATURE WRITING

First Place – Angela Campbell, SpeedwayMedia.com
We Don’t Know How Strong We Are Until Being Strong is the Only Choice

Second Place – Dustin Long, NBC Sportsworld
Sharing the Joy

Third Place – Mark McCarter, Anniston (Ala.) Star
Mark McCarter: 10 Years of “Talladega Nights”

Fourth Place – Mike Hembree, USA Today
Boyhood Poverty Fresh for Force

Fifth Place – Mike Adaskaveg, Speedway Illustrated
Hidden Danger