NMPA Most Popular Driver program to launch in May
February 28, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
NMPA prepares to launch the program for the 62nd year running
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As the fan-driven National Motorsports Press Association's Most Popular Driver program launches for its 62nd season, the NMPA announced on Friday that the program will undergo changes for the 2014 season.
Voting opens for the Most Popular Driver Award in May and will officialy close at midnight on Sunday, Nov. 16. An official launch date will be announced in the near future.
Once the program launches, fans will have the opportunity to vote by logging onto www.mostpopulardriver.com throughout the remainder of the season.
"The Most Popular Driver Award is by far one of the most significant programs overseen by the NMPA," said Kenny Bruce, NMPA president. "It is the only award in NASCAR that is determined solely by the fans.
"We are honored to be able to provide NASCAR fans with the ability to have a voice in the sport, and pleased that so many have chosen to let their voices be heard year after year."
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran and recent Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned his 11th consectutive NMPA Most Popular Driver Award last season as fans submitted more than one millon votes.
The NMPA will release the official launch date for the program in the near future.