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NASCAR Names All-Time K&N Pro Series East Top 10

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the K&N Pro Series East, which began as a Northeast regional series in 1987 and today serves a key role in the driver development ladder, NASCAR announced the series’ all-time top-10 drivers. The list was chosen by a voting committee of series media members, NASCAR administration and series competition and communications staff. Together the 10 drivers selected by the voting committee represent 16 championships, more than 100 wins and other honors.

1. Andy Santerre is at the top of the list with four championships (2002-2005); 23 wins; 85 top fives; 199 top 10s and 15 poles in his career. Santerre is also a four-time Most Popular Driver. The rest of the list included:
2. Kelly Moore (1995 championship; all-time series-leading 27 wins; 125 top fives; 192 top 10s)
3. Brad Leighton (two-time champion 1999-2000; 24 wins; 74 top fives; 103 top 10s)
4. Jamie Aube (three-time champion 1988-1990; 9 wins; 60 top fives 113 top 10s)
5. Ricky Craven (1991 champion; 10-win season including five in a row in 1991; 13 wins; 25 top fives; 35 top 10s; 14 poles in 49 total races)
6. Mike Stefanik (1997-1998 champion; 12 wins; 65 top fives; 102 top 10s; is also No. 2 on the list of all-time Modified Series drivers)
7. Joey Logano (2007 champion; five wins, 2007 Rookie of the year; won first pole at age 16)
8. Ryan Truex (two-time champion 2009-2010; 5 wins; 15 top fives; 17 top 10s in 22 starts; 2009 Rookie of the Year)
9. Dale Shaw (1994 champion; fourth all-time with 19 wins; now a car builder in the series for his son, DJ)
10. Dick McCabe (two-time champion 1992-1993; 8 wins, 55 top fives; 93 top 10s)

About the author

Amy is an 20-year veteran NASCAR writer and a six-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, including first place awards for both columns and race coverage. As well as serving as Photo Editor, Amy writes The Big 6 (Mondays) after every NASCAR Cup Series race. She can also be found working on her bi-weekly columns Holding A Pretty Wheel (Tuesdays) and Only Yesterday (Wednesdays). A New Hampshire native whose heart is in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits have extended everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports. She can also be heard weekly as a panelist on the Hard Left Turn podcast that can be found on AccessWDUN.com's Around the Track page.

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