I recently saw an article written by an F1 fan about some season-ending awards and it gave me an idea. Why don't we try the same thing with the NASCAR community?
Let's give our awards to both Cup Drivers and to the hard working writers of the NASCAR section of B/R.
Here are 10 categories I'd like to propose for the drivers. It's now 20, due to many categories that I've added due to suggestions.
Best Individual Team
Best Crew Chief
Best Pit Crew
Development Driver Of The Year
Favorite Young Gun
Nationwide Driver Of The Year
Driver Who Deserves A Shot At Cup
Driver Who Needs To Go Back To His Local Short Track
Young Talent You're Excited To Watch In 2009
Alan Kulwicki Sportsmanship Award
The 10 I'd like to propose for NASCAR B/R writers (There are now 14 To Vote For)
Most Enjoyable Article/Writer
Best Blast From the Past
Best New "Rookie" Writer
Most Underrated Writer
Most Informational Article/Writer
Writer that could be in the Top 5 of the rankings but isn't
Pioneer Writers Who Kicked Off The Nascar Page
Best Article Series
Most Passionate Writer
Best Writer For Their Favorite Driver
This is going to be open for suggestion among the Community Leaders. I proposed the idea to Mary Jo, she suggested I write up an article about my idea and see how it goes.
If this idea goes through, cast your votes in a comment to the article and I will keep a tally on a spreadsheet until Dec. 31.
I will then post the results on New Year's Day in another article for all NASCAR writers and all of B/R for that matter to view.