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2017 NMPA Journalism Awards

WRITING DIVISION

SPOT NEWS

First Place – Angela Campbell, SpeedwayMedia.com
Robert Yates, NASCAR Championship Owner, Dies at 74

Second Place – Kelly Crandall, Racer.com
Relief and Resolution for Kurt Busch

Third Place – Ryan McGee, ESPN.com
Carl Edwards Steps Away with his Reputation Intact

Fourth Place – Joey Barnes, IndyCar.com
Rossi Believes Alonso Would Be Challenged, Happy in Indy Car

Fifth Place – Kelly Crandall, Racer.com
Edwards Steps Away From Racing

RACE COVERAGE

First Place – Kelly Crandall, Racer.com
Earnhardt Closes Cup Career with Pit Road Party

Second Place – Jim Utter, Motorsport.com
NASCAR to review Busch-Logano fight

Third Place – Mike Hembree, USA Today
Truex Distances Himself from the Field

Fourth Place – Jim Utter, Motorsport.com
Will Dale Jr. Pass the Final Test?

Fifth Place – Toby Christie, TheFinalLap.com
Jimmie Johnson “Licking Wounds” After Tough Day at Texas

COLUMNS

First Place – Bruce Bennett, CC Racer
Root Beer and Vuolo
Flashback - Pine Brook Speedway

Second Place – Jessica Ruffin, NASCAR.com
Welcome to Talladega Blvd, Where Everyone’s a Racing Fan
Edwards’ Class Post - Miami Wreck Lets Him Leave Sport a Winner
Truex, Larson Locked in Tight Battle for Top Spot in Monster Energy Series

Third Place – Deb Williams, RacinToday.com
A Long List Spurred Edwards To Fix His Priorities
Rules Hamstringing Racing in Cup
NASCAR Has Lost Engine Builder Extraordinaire

Fourth Place – Dustin Long, NBCSports.com
Denny Hamlin Did Not Need to Apologize for Chase Elliott Wreck
Bristol Could Signal New Era of Short Track Racing
Richmond Calls Raise Questions about NASCAR Officiating Heading into Playoffs

Fifth Place – Bob Pockrass, ESPN.com
It Was a Mess of a Week for NASCAR, and it Needs to be Fixed
Monster Energy Could be Huge for NASCAR, but There's Work To Do
Embracing Roots Racing May Be What NASCAR Needs Most
Without Sponsorship, Danica Patrick is Ready to Move on From NASCAR if She Can't Remain Competitive

FEATURE WRITING

First Place – Michael Knight, Arizona Republic
Leaders, Drivers Bullish about NASCAR's Future

Second Place – Mike Hembree, USA Today
Hueytown's Heyday Now History

Third Place – Kenny Bruce, NASCAR.com
King Turns 80

Fourth Place – Mike Adaskaveg, CC Racer
Tough Sledding

Fifth Place – Jerry Bonkowski, NBCSports.com
After 70 Years, Ageless Wonder Red Farmer Still Racing and Winning

2017 George Cunningham Award
Kelly Crandall, Racer.com

RADIO BROADCASTING DIVISION

SPOT NEWS RADIO

First Place – Winston Kelley (Broadcaster) Motor Racing Network
One Final Drive for Dale, Jr.

Second Place – Kyle Rickey (Broadcaster), Tyler Burnett (Producer) Motor Racing Network
The North East Loses a Great Champion

Third Place – Dave Moody (Broadcaster), Chris Terlop (Producer) Motor Racing Network
Daniel Suarez Named Replacement for Carl Edwards

EVENT ORIENTED FEATURE RADIO

First Place – Alexa Henrion (Producer) Motor Racing Network
Dale Jr. Returns

Second Place – Woody Cain (Broadcaster) Tyler Burnett (Producer) Motor Racing Network
Edwards Departure Paves the Way for Mexican Champion

Third Place – Dave Moody (Broadcaster) Chris Terlop (Producer) Motor Racing Network
Danica Patrick Retirement Plans

TOPIC ORIENTED FEATURE RADIO

First Place – Tyler Burnett (Producer) Motor Racing Network
2001: The Year NASCAR and the Country Changed Forever

Second Place – Woody Cain (Broadcaster & Producer) Motor Racing Network
Earnhardt Jr. Helps Rescue Ranch

Third Place – Woody Cain (Producer) Motor Racing Network
Junior’s Journey – Restrictor Plate Master

LIVE EVENT BROADCAST RADIO

First Place – Motor Racing Network (Broadcaster) David Hyatt (Producer) Motor Racing Network
Martinsville Mayhem:  Kyle Busch Snatches Victory as Denny Hamlin Denies Elliott First Win

Second Place – Motor Racing Network (Broadcaster) David Hyatt (Producer) Motor Racing Network
Darlington Drive: Denny Hamlin Recovers from Pit Mistake to Win

Third Place – Motor Racing Network (Broadcaster) David Hyatt (Producer) Motor Racing Network
Truex Caps Dominant Season with Championship

2017 NMPA Radio Broadcaster of the Year
Woody Cain, Motor Racing Network

2017 NMPA Radio Producer of the Year
Tyler Burnett, Motor Racing Network

TELEVISION BROADCASTING DIVISION

SPOT NEWS TELEVISION

First Place – Alan Cavanna (Broadcaster) Fox Sports 1
Kyle vs Joey Aftermath

Second Place – Jonathan Merryman (Broadcaster) NASCAR.com
Dale, Jr., “Torn” Watching Xfinity Title Battle

Third Place – Alan Cavanna ( Broadcaster) Fox Sports 1
Almirola Injured, Surprise Replacement

EVENT ORIENTED FEATURE TELEVISION

First Place – Jonathan Merryman (Broadcaster) NASCAR.com
One on One Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. at Talladega

Second Place – Alan Cavanna (Broadcaster) Fox Sports 1
More Than Just a Paint Scheme

Third Place – Jonathan Merryman (Broadcaster) NASCAR.com
The Starting Grid:  Indianapolis

TOPIC ORIENTED FEATURE TELEVISION

First Place – Matt Yocum (Producer) Fox Sports
Erik Jones – Father’s Day

Second Place – Alan Cavanna (Broadcaster) Fox Sports 1
Bubba Wallace Scholarship

Third Place – Alan Cavanna (Broadcaster) Fox Sports 1
Dale, Jr., Already a Champion

LIVE EVENT BROADCAST TELEVISION

First Place – Matt Dillner (Broadcaster) NASCAR.com
Exploring Xfinity Series Throwback

Second Place – Jonathan Merryman (Broadcaster) NASCAR.com
Live with Darrell Wallace, Jr., and Richard Petty

Third Place – Jonathan Merryman (Broadcaster) NASCAR.com
2018 Brings New Look for Hendrick Motorsports

2017 Charlie Harville Award
Alan Cavanna, Fox Sports 1

2017 NMPA Television Producer of the Year
Matt Yocum, Fox Sports

PHOTOGRAPHY DIVISION

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

First Place – Chris Owens – New Champion
Second Place – Marc Gewertz – Eddie Krawiec
Third Place – Chris Owens – Daytona Triumph

CRASH ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY

First Place – John Harrelson – Timothy Peters
Second Place – Mark Rebilas – 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500
Third Place – John Harrelson – Cody Coughlin

PORTRAIT/PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPHY

First Place – Jamey Price – Signature Surf Stance
Second Place – John Harrelson – The King
Third Place – Jamey Price – Petit Le Mans Race Winner Brandon Hartley

RACE ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY

First Place – John Harrelson – Kevin Harvick
Second Place – Mark Rebilas – Chris Smith Jumps off his Bike
Third Place – Jamey Price – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s Ford GT

OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY

First Place – Logan Whitton – Matt Kenseth Making a Pit Stop
Second Place – John Harrelson – Martin Truex, Jr.
Third Place – John Harrelson – Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

2017 NMPA T. Taylor Warren Picture of the Year – John Harrelson

2017 Howard O’Reilly Award – John Harrelson