Lee Pulliam OFFICIALLY Clinches Fourth National Title Despite Vargas DQ
As the NWAAS came to a close on the east coast this weekend, it appeared that Lee Pulliam had all but won his fourth NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship with Huddleston’s second and first place finishes at Kern County Speedway, located out in Bakersfield, California. However, a late disqualification of race one winner Ryan Vargas due to an ignition system that was deemed illegal by track officials, allowed Trevor Huddleston to be credited with both wins in a full field according to the NASCAR rulebook. The change in finishing order prompted NASCAR to take a long hard look at both drivers results throughout the 2017 season until the announcement was made just a short time ago confirming that Pulliam did, in fact, lock up his fourth National title heading into this weekends race at Martinsville Speedway.
Pulliam’s (688) 19 win season, most of those wins coming at Myrtle Beach Speedway where he won both track and state titles by landslides, was just enough to edge out Huddleston (685) by just three points in the final standings. The fourth national title (12, 13, 15, 17) ties Pulliam with fellow Virginia driver Philip Morris at four, just one behind record holder Larry Phillips.
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